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GETTYSBURG, RA., FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2, 1857
TO THI PATRONS Or raw STAR AND RAINER
January Ist 1857.
Good morning friends—the Carrier conies
Upon this happy morn
To greet you in your pleasant
And spin his annual yarn. .
While gazinton' arch smiling face
All lighted up with joy,
feels that ere he lesiva the place
You'll bless the Carrier• Boy.
Ah I bless him f—Yes, he knows you
And with the "rootof evil" ,
Cheer up the drooping heart of Hitt, 4
* And gratify the "Deed."
All through the year that's passel away
He went from door to door,
And always had a word to say,
Alike for rich and poor.
With budget hooked his neck around
He sent your doors ajar,
And every Friday noon you fourid
He popped you in a "STAR."
And as that Star so gently fell,
It shot its rays athwart,
And with ri thrill of ecatacy
It gladdened every heart.
Ah I truly Inine's a noble work,
But then 'tis certain sure,
That like all good philanthropists
In worldly goods I'm poor.
But still the Carrier don't despair—
Nor ever gets the "blues," .
But faithfully through foul and fair
Ho carries you the news.
Now since you've heard•my humble plea
My tune shall take a turn,
And o'er the thingi we both have seen
We'll pause awhile to mourn.
MI through the year that's pest and gone
Kind Heaven in love looked dcrrn—
While for the wicked 'acts of men
We well deserved its frown.
But. in their turn the seasons came
The late and early rain,
And covered o'er was hill and vale
With rich and waving grain.
And by the sterliertarmes's
His verdant fields were tilled
While for his labor nobly spent
His grnneries were filled.
In other years the pestilence
Which swept away its scores,
fins by a ruling Providence
Been guarded from our 'shores
And while the scourge has not been sent
In fearful judgment down,
Disaster and sad accident
Rave not so oft been found.
Men who have caused by recklessness
Destruction, death and pain,
Seem to repent their carelessness,
And now are growing sane.
But some resort to baser means—
To pistol, club, and dirk—
To rioting and dueling,
Toalikeath's bloody work.
Oh I gip a burning shame—
A most disgraceful thing—
To see our Legislative halls
Used for a fighting ring !
Twits there the noble Sumner fell,
Who dared to speak the truth,
Beneath the coward.blow of Brooks—
Would-be chivalrous youth
Let everlasting shame,attend
Upon the heartless. wretch,
Who with.a gutta-percha cane
Would crush free thought and speech.
And—tell it not in Askelon—
In Oath conceal the fact—
That Locofoeo Congressmen
All justified the act
But now within my simple rhyme '
A word I want to chuck,
About a thing that's lived some time—
A double-headed Buck.
One head was turned toward the North , .—
The other to the South,
'And that this Buck might please them both
• He used a double mouth.
I lind from this apt and Well trained mouth ,
He breathed sweet accents forth,
By which he gained a niggared South
And lost a noble North.
The Papists, and the Foreigners, •
And Mormons,with delight, •
Game to his aid for President ;
But still It squeeied him tight. -
And yet they say %was Prouidenoe !
That'gave them` dll the luck
In having scared up votes enough
• • To elect this two-faced Buck:
But no it was from treachery
Upon the part of many,
That now we have for President '
Our noted "ten-cent Jimmy." ;.
Had all the opposition force
iolid mass combined; '
They would have left this *tat •out horse
Quite thr enough behind. ' •
Now that the mighty , contest'sn'er,.
May he in wisdom nap,
And Got like Pieree, who reigned before, •
Since he has, reached ambition's height
- No motive new has he ,
? fl o. sway him from,the path of right--.
'lFroMacting manfully. ' • •
Then may he turn a pitying eye
To_ 14rusas' ontraged
And` break theernettyrant's power
And loose the prisonees chains..
May hs, in justice, right the wrongs
Which Pierce and Dangles brought
On Freedoin'it rights end Freedom's soil
By mean and selfish Plot:
IiFitARL.EBB AND FREE."
We now ttattstairn to Gettysburg
And look awhile about,
Where.people Intie been blowing in
As well webtouting out.
Our ladies, tiipinvoke the fops, ',
.And keep Akira from their side,
Have all gonstoff , to cooper shops •
They nevi inaksUtnd 'bout ten feet off
'And look witft wistful eyes ,
Unto that brigilt.and-happy spot
Where theYtlsiernion (I)
Oh, witching'elifsl-.-0, cruel girls!
You lead on4to suppose .
You do these
_dmgs for nothing else
Than to, foul, the beaus.
But go it, girliirrin have us now—
Your victoryle coinplete—
Not only do,youtkeitp men off
But take ttp , s4l the street.
For would yen.pilinneeade awhile
Upon that,w4r you built,
You'll hereto gp,jt single file,
Or o'er the cush-stolie
And run the riskier pulling down
The fence on'either side I
While in thejr Afghts," gents glide along,
And wonder ilystryotir silly pride.
Soon will we bevel a. Rail•rOad track .
And then old onitiriburg will be
A place of soitii,:t 3 eriown.
This enterprise yrlt'then shall find
A great piogr*iye pill,
To loosen, up the vtiblio mind,
Which long hantgood stone still.
There is many Whether thing
I yet should 11,4noueht
But I must choir okohl "machine"
Or elese 11l flAitd? too touch.
Just one word fitt*r.wish to say,
My friends, befbeks we part;
0, listen to me I pray=
'Tis coming fipAllie heart—
I wish there await:tweeds— ,
Some great p tug pills
To Mahe all put delay -
Now, farewell, friends ;I can't remain,
And pray don't think it strange ;
In just one year I'll collie again—
Be ready with 'the change l ,
THE LEGEND OF SANTA CLAUS.
This popular name of the saint who
presides over, Oltristmes
,and t iti?t toy 'gifts
of that welcome Season, is derived from
Saint Nicholas. ,The legend of Cs first
appearance is.aw Italian one.. Aesurding
to this : a shoemaker named biraldi. wsto
lived in Ferrare..was so miserably poor,
that his labor frOM day to de) barely kept
hie family from, star4stioc. and he was un
able-t 4 give even a small dowry to his
three pretty daughters. It was not
thonght_proper to merry without a flow..
ry ; and thus the 'young girls, thstigh each
had an admirer: were compelled to re
main single Their father, ' however,
,te the Shrine to pray
to his patron !saint; St; Nicholas. that be
would work a miracle - to relieve him from
Isis distress.• -
One of his nearest neighors, a rich mer
chant, who chanced one day to overhear
his simple petition, ridiculed the idea of.
his expecting the Saint to take care of his
daughters and reconimended him to-choose
a patron saint Arlin would be able to do
something for him: '!Mine,' he said,
"is the Joseßuonsjuto.; he lends money.
at two puleent. 'a month ; .and if y o u
know how •to manage. you may make
four with it. He is not so deif as Saint
Nicholaa." • t' • • • - •
The poor Matt *as shocked at this im
pious speech, and assured the' merchant
that his religious faith'could never be sha
ken. He went eiery day to church, not
withstanding the other's mockery.
It was now Christmas day. when 'the
merchant and the Jew, settled up their
yearly accounts ; Iltionajunto found he
owed his friend tlitee hundred ducats, and
wishing to give him an agreeable Surprise,
he ordered.one.ef•the ducks he' bad care
fully fattened to be killedand ritisteili and
then with' his .own •hands introduced the
three hundred gold pieces into the inside.
Mid sowed them up. He then sent the
deck to the 'merchant as a Christmas
The merchant's wife. who s abered the
common prejudices against 'Jews, declar
ed she would not, touch , the duck, and the
rich man resoles:dm sell it. When'
aldi passed , on his way from • church, his
neighbor, as UMW, bantered him on his
devotion, showed hint the ,Christmas gift
hie patron 'Elsint !lad sent 'him, And whit
ed him wittc.the stolidity 'of Saint Nich
olas;who could 'not even send shim a piece
of bread.: Finally, lie offered Itt sell the
duck for a dollar, and to wait for par
meet. As he knew i3iraldi to be strictly
honest Tice: shoemaker' carded the
duck home. and when he carved it for his
finille's Christmas dinner, end the hun
dred.ducats fell out, his fitnt exclamation
was—" Praise to thitnt Nicholas !"
When he recovered from his surprise.
he would have taken the mousy back, but
his wife peisuadeil him that, as he had
bought the duck. it was rightfully his own.
He therefore divided the sum betttreen the
two suitors for hie t wo eldest. daughters.
The merchant, after some days, discov
ered his loss of the three hundred ducats,
and went to the shoemakei . to demand his
moneyCillich was refused. The cause
came before the magistrate, who was a pi
on' man, and heard with indignation, how
cruelty the poor man had been ridiculed a.
bout his religion. Hie sentence was that
Gireldi should keep the money and that the
merchant and the Jew should besides pay a
fine for their usurious dealings. of one hun
dred and fifty ducats, to be given u s dow-
ry for the shoemaker's youngest daughter.
The meaning of this legend le o that a be
neficent Providence watches veer.. and
takes care of the poor who are honest. re•
ileum and truthful. The tradifirin rune
that since that time St.' Nicholas pays a
visit, every Christmas night. to sli whOrti
he thinks worthy of ' his fainty.' Re is
known snootier by the name-- . -Satits
Olaus.-ritteto York Express • '
THE TWENTY-THIRD RUDE ON ,AllB-,
TRIAN RAILROADS. '
Within all the Austrian Railway cars
are displayed, little red, dsgs,, vrhieh have
been invented by the truly' paternal pru
denoe of the directors of the roads., A no.
Lice put up M the oars explainp Cho -use of
them; they are toile displayed h i s tray:Alas
in ease of any accident; the train will stop
in consequence, and, help will , be randefed.
But the notice in question tidies care 'to
give warning against any abuses, of these
pretty red flags.,Whoever, it, adds, dis
plays them unnecessarily, shallhe punished
Recording to the prescription of the 28d
article of the regulations. ,
What is this punishment ? What are
the provisions of this 28d article? Tile
notice does not toll, and , this question pus
sled two Englishmen who had just been
ii,Parbleu." said ono of them, "there is
a very simple way of finding out.
" What is that I"
"Let us display the Hag at a venture,
and atop the train;"
No sooner said than done. Our Eng•
Boatmen put out, and laughed al they did
it, the signal of distress. The train was
stopped; the people came running and wilted
"what accident bad happened 7"
"Oh nothing is the matter," said the
Englishmen, •ewe wanted to know what the
23d article is." 'Oh, very well, you shall
be satisfied. In the first place,' be so, good
as each of you pay ten thalern
"Here It is," said the Englishmen. with
the Most perfect stoicism. "Well now get
out of the car:" "Here we' ins on the
ground." "All right] Now stay, there till
we have - the pleasure of meeting again."
And the train went Oat full steam in the
face of the sheepish Englishmen. This
was the 234 article. —Co:drier' 4es Lieu
ed from the following narrative, forwarded
fret° Rangoon to s' Calcutta contemporary
-.411T-Llnt**—.ll.oneu-esitt.LAectuantittrrtr e istahrle e r ti l vt
'Miner, in her "Second Journey, round two ale n titheb, tone entertainment by one
the world, ' glen the folio wing demerit). ' q f r iebem.
.subjecto, on a very grand
don of certain unexplainable leant Of jot' Wale. •The king at once accepted, though
glery witnceand by her while sojourning it isnt' not in accordance with national ens.
through the East Indies; tom for his 'Majesty of Bankok to accept
"Ai the close of the entertainment, the ItcptsPitality ht the hands of any subject;
performance of Herottles watt' really cur-.yet the grand scale of the preparations in•
ions in , its •way. He appeared with nosh ' - dticed hint to commit, on this occasion, 'a
ing on but a pair of drawers, and a card 'breech of royal etiquette. The king's broth -
was passed around hie neck, end with er, t howevet, hid his stispictona about this
this hie hands and arms were 8 ° firmly gra4d entertaiement, and advised the king
tied behind him that he could dot make' not to go, feeling dertain that it was in tend
the emalleat movement. He came to lis e d to du some grit:wow bedily harm to him.
to haws the knots exatnineil, and then he • The king, having accepted, did not like to
erect under a high covered basket, beneath betray the symptoms of di.ttrust, perhaps
which vario u s garments;were Placed t acd without'enuse; so he molded on an expe
after the lapse of a few minutes, the hag' (ilea, which was to send, dresaed iu his
ket was lifted up, and the Hereuted made usual court'attire, which might be presumed,
his appearance completely clothed lA' 118 017110Tibed for sunh an oceasion, would be
them• Then lie crept again tinder the en b u lk y and extensive as to grea tly tenet ai
basket and came out walnut thelt, but hoi. l t h e Ferson,.,t courier who' very molt resent.
ding the cord with all ita knots fast in hos bl e d t h e m eg i n h e i g h t , fi gure an d f ace. _
hand~, &C. All this would, of Bourse,'! Th e h oor fi xed f or t h e 'd og to go to the as.
have been nothing in A Ikea " , Wherd ae - sembly was about midnight ; the pseudo
/limonite might have been giveit him. but' king accordingly, followed by the regal re
this was in a meadow , where no miners and men of thdeourt, arrived at that
Lance watt , possible. One •of the 'gentle- r hoar, and du at once conducted to u throne
men present offered him twentY.five ru- prepared for Ids majesty. No sooner had
peer for his mystery, but he , declined he boated himself than the whole affair blew
offer."destroying the man who hid beeu en
A DsPLORABLZ PlOtCralt OF NICARAGUA...
It is stated that immediately after the sur
prise of Granada...the city was plundered;
its inhabitants were insulted, and many of - ,
them were arrested and imprieinied,
of these, Don Chamorro, was' convened'
to see the sack of hispoine, his , fair young
wife in the power of Inereileia freebooters,
who cut, her lihge ra to take off her rings,
and subjected her to other outrages. 'rho
unhappy husband was thrown into'prition,
and threatened to be shot at every moment,'
and his wife at last died of her suffering.,."
This is, indeed, a larrientable pinnsre of
the conduct of the lillibusteros, and if 'rot
test, the miscreants who were engaged lit
such inhuman crueltiei, • deserve the exe
crations of eivilized•inankindt the stale.
merit Is made on the , authority °ln corres
pondent of the New:York Tribune- If eu
theistic in alt the details we cannot Won
der at the determination on the part of the
natives ofVentral America, to resist and
pursue even unto death, the authors' 'of
such atrooities: ,
A How' art Remo. 'The Petersburg Ex.
4•Our a ttention eas called t yesterday..to
an old negro man; in that section of the
city Called ..Liberia." 'od'heronnt of its
free'colored'popnlation, who' hes now .et
tabled the age of 180 years. He le known
to the whole neigliorhood ea ...Uncle Sam
Pryor," andianow aupported by the Run.
field Cltbrch congregation. Although
weighed ,down under the' heavy pressure
of years!, he retains some of the viva•
city of former years, and throes out a jar
treserft now and o then, With a force that
tells of ati experienced life and some ob.
emotion of human nature. Uncle Sam
has'passed through the hands of seventeen
masters, and remembers well some of the
incidents of the revolution and many of
the circuinmances that preceded it."
GEN. rax.rsusai-7A Cumuli FACT.
—lN,e copy the following from the New
Orleans Picayune of the filth met. t
.6We were yesterday credibly informed,
by a gentleman whirresides near the spot,
that in September last. the well•known
pecan tree, under which the remains of
Pakenbam were buried, a few miles
below this city, was broken off, thirty
feet above ground, by a gale of wind, and
a cannon ball, fired Irom the British lines
during the battle. was loupd imbedded
just where the trunk broke off.
"Thus it was that the brave Briton
slept undet oue of his own missiles as his
Duel in ProSpo.t.—Tbe - tumor that'Hon. I
H. Stephens. of Georgia, had , thallting-;
ed 13. H. Hill, gag. one, of the.; rilinsure I
Electors of that State. has been current some j
days. A, card from Mr. Stephens appears '
in the Augusta (fh.) Constitatirmalist of d
Wednesday' dated Waahingten, 12th inst.,
which con firms the report In 'finch direct ;
language as to leave no doubt of his own ;
intentions,' Prom this card it seems the
difficulty arose upon a question of veracity
in , regard to an 'engagement to discuss the'
issues of the recent election contest. Inj
addition to the , ill.feeling thus generated,
Mr. Stephens alleges that Mr. Hill made;
certain false statements of the purport of
speeches delivered during the campaign,
wherein hlm;iclf and Mr. Toombs are repro.
aeisted as having "cowered" under a charge
of imam to the Whig party. These mat
ters Mr. Stephens notices, and says :
1 im now compelled by a sense' of duty
tktuyelf and the,public, to make known
that by' the correspondence referred to and
just 'terminated,•in relation to it, Mr. Hill
has proved himself to n 4.19 be not only en
impudent brig;gart and an 'unacrtipulous
liar, but ll:despicable poltroon besides. All
016°,1 proclaim hitil to be, holding myself,
notwithstanding what has paisedi und . this
'denunciation ? still responsible even to
for whati '.3y; whet be net utterly
sable to shame and dcgradatide, however Lin
may be as to "fear: ' ; • '
The card of Mr. Stophentr - conoludes in I
this unequivocal manner t ' • - I
I will'alsO; I 'trust, be excised even .by.
the most fioidions ' for the - language now I
used toner towards hint, Which my own- self re.
spelt on ordinary oesiasions - wOuld forbid.—
But when a mentlaofouS gasconader •setir up
wantonly to asperse pnvam"oharaeter and
malign individual reputation, and then 're:
fusee that redress which irgontlettsan'kirwe
how' to 'ask; as 4rell',lni •bow to giant, ne
cellist, is left for the Moist cottitemis'and•dno.
'in:ous, the Most 'upright and honorable, but
to put the brand Ofitifunty upon' him..:
Attempt= of 'al King's kife.-+-The news
that an attetnpt has been 'made to •destroy
1" ' b
the prec_po __ -Kmg _ B.tam8 .tam as-roao eU4
by way orthaceects...The fats will be leer-
fortunate enough to be' like the king and
seven other • persons who stood near the
thrOne, Thus was tbe king of Siem's ifo
saved by tbe-sagueity of bit. brother i and a
valusble life is his, for bp is a very enlighi
ened , man for an Asiatic, aud ean write a
'otter bitaielf in English."
A. Just amtptinierd.—Ttre Liverpool
Times, with leaf prettnosioas than its Lou
don naafi:stake,. utideratauda American poii.
tics and the Antericaa character much better.
Commenting on our late Presidential elec.
two, it, thus pays us a complimbut which no
other 'people yet merit ; • , ,
"it:is amusing itow aeon party spirit,
carried to a.verge of excess. anbsides in the
United States when the will of the sever;
eign , people becomes known.. Thawinority
bow withinstinctive respect to that numer
ical preponderance which it is the genius of
the American'-Constitution to represent.—
However Sense the struggle, however super
buena'•the efforts which hitve beau made to
secure victory, the belligerenta, when the
battle ts'over, lay down their anus without ,
forfeiting each other's ,respect. It re
quires a long course of edueational irain
mg in prat:tient freedom to obtain this
control, but it is possessed by the
tnericaus to an extent unknown iu any
other country, where free institutions exist;
*DC tlie solution of the enigma must be
looked' for iu the fact that every wan (mks
himself an atom iu the great total--the
equal of the foremost in the land i and tato
sett-respect so 4,•enerated pays to the State
the. homage -of an ungrudging submission.
Men deserve to ho free who can make such
sacrifices for individual opinion, and yet
yield, with patriotic philosophy,to the coureo
of events which they cannot control. The
UttiOn stands in • little danger of disruption
while this' noble sentiment animates the
• breasts of American citizens.
Sinyaktr Coincidesee.—At 'a flees/ma.
keel in New York, three ladies happened to
meetoaoh of wheat came with the intention
of procuring bridal attire. As they were
personally acquainted it was natural to iv
veal the solemn fact that they were all en
gaged to be maniod. After ecrqsaltation
further, they ascertained that they were en
gaged to out man whose acquaintance they
had made through his adverciseateoug for a
wife. It is unneoessary to add that the en
gagements were broken off—the scamp hay
ing loft for Europe alter obtaining all their
available fuacle..-priae to the deumeweat.
~ B orribk Stor,y;— . The New :Yid *jaw
pendent of the Philadelphia Inquire
'' It Will. be iremembered•thet the fettOor•
potation • Attorney, , ; Goren:so. id. Shepard,
Esq l was mime three ,incriittni found
dead n his room,
e fter higtie
previous in goad heath. The pilgrims re.
potted , the cause of his death to brytengas•
Lion of the heart, and the peroner'l jury re•
turned a verdict in atomism:le therewith.
The body of Mr. Shepard was pla t eed in a
receiving vault, prepsratety' to its final in•
torment in the family tourist ironed. A
few day@ age Mrs. Shepard ordered tle re.
mains of her deceased hushand to be.taken
from the vault, but tim,O employed for the
purpose wore horrOr-struck on finding the
body removed several feet' from the 'coine r
the shroud torn into shreds, Aoll imvered
with blood, giving the impreasion Abet Mr.
Shepard had , only been lying in a trance,
end,tiad recovered after befog platted in the
vault, This seems' elnibist too' horrible, for
belief, and I understand • that a. relation of
Mr. Shepard denies the tied' of, the report,
and wens that such opuld nothave begirt
the ease, from the feet that 'the' body was
peeked in ice far over two days previous to
its being placed in the vault. , On the other
hand, there are those who contend that Mr.
Shepard was not dead at the time, or placing
his body into, the, vault,and that certain
foots are in possession of the &inky which,
go to show the truth of their assertions.
A Deplorable Picture of Niearagste.-.-
It is stated that imanediautly after th'e sot
prise of Granada, "the city was plundered,
its inhsbitauts were insulted, and ,many of
them wore arrested and imprisoned. One
of these, Don Chauiorro, was compelled to
see the sack of his home, his fair .young
wife in the power of meroiless freebooters,
who ent,her fingers to take off her' rings,
and imbjeited her to other outrages. The
unhappy hneband was thrown .into prison,
and threatened to be shot at every moment,
nod his wife et last died of her • sufferings."
This is, indeed, rt lamentable picture of the
comluet of the fillibusters, attd; correct,
I the misetennts who were engaged in snob
inbumtin cruelties deserve the execrations
of civilized mankind.,' The statement is
made on the authority of a corresiondent
of the New York Tribune. Let 'us hope,
for tke lake of iustioe had huniaoity, , _iliat.
it itrexaggeramff, - --= "Iv hrtinlreici. .
Thrilling lacidenpr.A. '
few ,days ago
Mn,s Suydorn, of ()rattily, N ew I'ork, hear
ing a shriek from the well,'clietiovitted her
little bny sinking in the irater,'eightben feet
below the ground. She immediately sent)
for assistance, but before it eame.deseended
into the well, wheree.he caught the,drown•
ing child by the arm, and held him out of
the water. Another child, fear and a half
years old, went into the house, emptied the
water out of the pail, hooked it on the pole
and lowered it into the well. Thiaproving
of no use the mother thought she must either
drop the child or drown herself; bUt mak
ing a desperate effort she climbed up the
slippery stones and raised him over head,
when b ranky, lyiug down on the platfurtu,
caught his' little brother by the arm, and
cried out, 'rye got bite, nut; I've gut him!'
The child and mother Were-saved.
Missouri Up.- 7 The prestt of. AlM
toed mato that newt, front every direction
betokens its rapid settlement. The Liber
ty Tribune says : • '
"The public lands in this district are
nearly all gone. We are informed that
there are not exceedinglso,ooo acres vacant.
During the month of November 280,000
acres wore entered. It is true'much of this
quantity was entered , by speculators, but
notwithstanding the country is settling up
with unprecedented rapidity, and , in five
years the country that was nearly half va
cant in, 1850 will he the richest and most
densely poptilated in this Stine."
• • ,
Camels' Slo Indiana of Texas
certainly must be the most daring:and the
moat accomplished rogues •in the, world.—
They mcal horses, cattle, grain And provi
oleos from the whites. Scarcely a mail ar
rives from that State that , doei not bring
agoountir of some' bold thieving operatinns
by the red rascals., But their lent exploit
in this Hue of business, throws, everything
glee into the shade. On theday of clectiott
at San Antonio they 'stole two camels from
the United States headquarters' 'near that
plate Tho linpudent scamps,' no doubt,
want to anticipate. theta Sane in experi•
mention on the adsptation ,of ttbesets to
the Texas wilderness.
A. Righteous one of the
ward court,' in. New, York, last . week, a suit
was brought for a yeses rent of a house,
which the ta'naut abdicated' at' tfie end of
otm quarter, tendering the 'proportion of
rent for dust period,. which the , landlord ros
fused to accept; and appealeAdn dne time to
the law. The 4eloodant proved , that it was
an infe4ted with rats, mice, and eieky
iy of smaller verniins, that it ants tiniehab
itable;if habitation implies:cesoffitt. The
jury awarded to the landlord only the rent
of the quarter during witiolt,the tenant hal
endured the nuisance. ,
Nisrroto Esaspe.—On Thursday last some
arsenic, which had been purchased for poi..
Boning rata ' , was Miked, :through mistake,
ith flour in preparing biionit for the faor.
Hy of Mr. Joseph . floggot. bookseller, is
Buffalo, K. Y. Mr. IL wed several !mem
bora of the family were takedifiolestly
bui bjf piocopt treatthertt drily wliiiioovered.
Premonition e/ EsiL*the sisplew fed
is stated . that at Stillwater Nimmosse
Res.. A. G. Nelson,: Mettsiek.sekeketstb.
broke down inbis Sunday Ssi,Niesswrou,
and was 90 0019r0UPtilii bvtie erameoosate-
Me and awtwirrd dilesires; %bit' sloug*'
My dismissed his amiretilliOP, ras bow,
and Arrived, there juet4w war* $ Mn his
house from ditanoilie . by Ares, ithieh was
well under way. •
oirA. 'rota Ohl*, loofa
riao bt • voteuvrery,. Pip; •
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