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BY S. B. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1857.
VOL. 4.-N0. 1.
. je . in 'ni fii - !f- n mi n ;n r-
Ceaae ratling at fortune ;
.' - lieet life with a kiss.
Nor needlessly wish it '
, JOm eycle of bliss ;
For cares bat embellish
Our seasons of joy,
Like feathery cloudlets
That sprinkle the sky,
Cease railing at fortune,
Take life as it comes;
If wanting its dainties,
Make glad o'er the crumbs.
Each life is sweet, if
A smile the lip wears, t
But bitter the morsel.
When moistened with tears.
A LAWYER'S ADVENTURE.
About three or four years ago, more or less,
I waj practising law in Illinois, in a prety
large circuit. I was called on one day in my
office, in the town of C , by an elderly woman,
who, not without tears, told me her husband
bad been arrested for borse stealing. She
wished to retain mo on the defence. I asked
ber why she did not go to Judge B., an ex-senator
of the United States, whose office was in
the same town. I told her 1 was a young man
at the bar, &c. She mournfully replied that
be had asked a retaining feo above her means,
and besides did not want to touch the case, for
her husband was suspected of belonging to an
extensive band of horse-thieves and counter
feiters, whose bead-quarters were on Moore's
prairie. I asked ber to tell me the whole
truth in the matter, and if it were true her
husband did not belong to such a band ?
"Ah, sir," said she, "a better man at heart
than my George never lived; but he liked
cards and drink, and I am afraid they made
him do what he never would have done if he
bad not drank. I fear it can be proved that
he had the hcrse ; he didn't steal it ; another
did, and passed it to him."
I didn't like the case. I knew that there
was a great dislike to the gang located where
she named, and feared to risk the case before
jury. She seemed to observe my intention
to refuse the case, and burst into tears. I
could never see a woman weep without feeling
like a weak fool myself. If it hadn't been for
eyes brightened by '-'pearly tears," (blast the
potts that made them come in fashion by prais
ing 5em) I'd Dever have been caught in the
lasso of matrimony. And my would be client
was pretty. The handkerchief that bid her
streaming eyes didn't hido her ripe lips, and
her suwy bosom rose and fell like a white gull
in a gale of wind at sea. I took the case,
and she gave me the particulars. The gang,
of which he was net a member, had persuaded
Li:n to take Jhe borse. lie knew the borse
was stolen, and like a fool, acknowledged it
when Le was arrested. Worse still, be Lad
cr.t the horse's tail and mane to alter his ap
pearance, and the opposition could prove it.
The trial came on. I worked hard to get a
jury of ignorant men, who had more heart than
brain; who, if tbey could not fathom the depths
of the argument, or follow the labrinthine
Blazes of the law ; could feel for a young fel
low in a bad fix, and a weeping, pretty wife,
nearly broken-hearted, and quite distracted.
Knowing the use of "effect," I told her to
dress in deep mourning, and bring ber little
eticrub of a boy, only three years old, into
Court, and sit as near her husband as the offi
cers would let ber. I tried that game once in
a murder case, and a weeping wife and sister
made c jury render a verdict against law, ev
idence and the judge's charge, and saved a
poor fellow that ought to bare been hang as
high as Haman.
' The prosecution opened very bitterly, in
veighed against thieves and counterfeiters,
who bad made the land a terror to strangers
"and travellers, and who had robbed every farm
er ia the region of bis finest horses. It intro
duced witnesses, and proved all and more than
I thought It would. The time came for me to
rise for defence. Witnesses I bad none, but I
determined to make an effort, only hoping so
to interest tbc judge and jury as to secure a
recommendation to gubernatorial clemency,
and a light I entence. Sol painted this pic
ture; A young man just entered into life,
wedded to an angel, beautiful in person, pos
sessing every gentle and noble attribute.
Temptation was before and around bim. He
kept a tavern.; Guests there were many; it
was not for bim to inquire Into their business;
they were well-dressed f made large bills and
paid them promptly. At an unguarded hour,
when he waa insane with the liquor they urged
.upon Mm,be bad deviated from the path of rec
tluide.' The demon of alcohol bad reigned in
his brain j and It was his first offence. Mercy
pleaded for another chance to save him from
r:n. Justice did not require that this yonng
wife should now go down sorrowing to the
grave, and that the shadow of disgrace, and the
ii:it of a felon father, should cross the path
of that sweet child. Oh, how earnestly did I
plead for them. . The woman wept i the bus
,band did the same ; the judge fldgetted and
ruLUsd his eyes ; the jury looked melting, ' If
I could have had the closing speech, be wonld
have been cleared ; but the prosecutor had the
close, and threw ice on the fire I bad kindled J
but thy did not quite put It out. L ' ?
The judge charged according to law nd ev
idence, but evidently leaned on the side of
mercy. The jury found a verdict of guilty,
but unanimously recommended the prisoner to
the mercy of the court. My client was sen
tenced to the shortest imprisonment the court
as empowered to iyef and, both jury and
court signed a petition to the governor for an
unconditional pardon, which has since been
granted, but not before the following incident
Some three months after this, I received an
account from a wholesale Jiouse in New York
for collection. The parties to celled from
were hard ones, but they had property, and be
fore they bad an idea cf the trap laid, I had the
property, which they were about to assign, be
fore they broke, under attachment. Finding
I was neck ahead and bound to win, they
"caved in," and "forked over" three thousand
seven hundred and ninety-four dollars, and
eighteen cents (per memorandum book) in
good money. They lived in Sbawncetown, a
bout thirty-five or forty miles southeast of
Moore's prairie. I received the funds just af
ter bank opening, but other business detained
me until after dinner. I then started for C ,
intending to go as far as the village of Mount
Vernon that night.
I had gone along ten or twelve miles, when
I noticed a splendid double team of horses at
tached to a light wagon, in which were seated
four men, evidently of the high-strung order.
They swept pass as if to show how easily they
could do it. They shortened in, and allowed
me to come up with them, and hailing me,
asked me to "wet," or in other words, diminish
the contents of a jug of old rye they had a
board; but I excused myself with the plea I
had plenty on board. They asked me how far
I was going. I told them as far as Mount Ver
non, if my horse didn't tire out. They men
tioned a pleasant tavern ten or twelve miles
distant as a nice stopping place, and then
I did not like the looks of thoso fellows,
nor their actions, bnt I was bound to go ahead.
I bad a brace of revolvers and a nice knife ;
my money was not in my valise or in my sulky,
but in a belt around my body. I drove slow,
in hopes that they would go on, and I should
see them no more. It was nearly dark when
I saw a tavern sign ahead. At the same time
I saw their wagon stood before the door. I
would have pressed on , but my horse needed
rest. I hauled up, and a woman came to tho
door. She turned as pale a sheet when she
saw me she did not speak, but with a mean
ing look, she put her fingers on her mouth,
and beckoned me in she was the wife of my
late client. When I entered, the party recog
nized me, and hailed mc as an old travelling
friend, and asked me to drink. I respectfully,
but firmly, declined to do so.
'By G-d, you shall drink or fight!" said
the noisiest of the party.
"Just as you please ; drink I shall not !"
said I, purposely showing the butt ot a Colt
which kicks six times in rapid succession.
The party interposed, and very easily quel
led the assailant. One offered me a cigar,
which I reluctantly refused, but a glance from
the woman induced mc to accept. She advan
ced and proffered me a light, and in doing so
slipped a note into my hand, which she must
have written a moment before. Never shall
I forget the words. They were ;
"Beware I they are members of the gang
mean to rob and murder you! Leave soon,
I will detain them."
I did not feel comfortable just then, but
tried to do so.
"Have you any room to put up my horse ?"
I asked, turning to the woman.
What are you not going on to-night V
asked one of the men ; "we are."
"No," said I, "I shall stay here to-night."
We'll all stay then, I guess, and make a
night of it," said another of the cut-throats.
You'll have to put up your own horse
here's a lantern," said the woman.
: "I am used to that," I said. "Gentleman,
excuse me a minute ; "I'll join yon in a drink
when I come in."
"Good on your head. More whiskey, old
gal," shouted they.
-I went out and glanced at their wagon; it
was old-fashioned, and linch-pins secured the
wheels. To take out my knife and pry one
from the fore and bird wheels was but the
work of an instant, and I threw them as far
off in the darkness as I could. To untie my
borse and dash off was the work of a moment.
The road lay down a steep hill, but my lantern
lighted me somewhat. '
. I had hardly got under full headway, when
I beard a yell from the party I bad so uncere
moniously left. I put whip to my horse.
The next moment, with a shout, they started.
I threw my light away, and left my horse to
pick .his way. A moment later I heard a
crash a horrible shriek. The wheels were
off. Then came the rush of the horses tearing
along with the wreck of the wagon. Finally,
tbey seemed to fetch up in the wood. One
or two shrieks I beard as I swept on, leaving
them far behind.' For sometime I hurried my
horse you'd better believe I "rid!" It was
little after midnight when I got to Mount
Vernon. ' ;- " ; " ' -' ' '.' : .
The next day I beard that a Moore's prairie
team had pun away, and that two men out of
four, bad been so - badly hurt that their lives
were despaired of bat I didn't cry. My cli
ents got their money, and I didnt travel that
road any more. .- .. "
Sydney Smith bearing observed of one of
the celebrities of the age that he had appeared
to great advantage in conversation, said, "Yes,
there were some splendid Sashes of silence."
THE FARMERS' II I Oil SCHOOL
This Institution, at this moment, claims tho
special attention of its friends. Its projectors
design that it shall be a school where Agricul
tural knowledge and science may be obtained
at an expense so moderate as to be within tho
means of those whose occupation is that of a
Farmer : that whilst youths are being taught
the business which is to be the occupatioa of
their after life, they will be contributing to
their own education, by the labor of their own
hands. Under tho direction of Professors who
will be skilled in the art of farming, and in all
those natural sciences which pertain to it, all
the management, business and work of the
farm, will be performed by the pupils : whilst
their minds are being imbued with tho princi
ples and science of agriculture, their daily oc
cupation will be practically testing the truth
of what they learn.
It is the desire of the Board of Trustees to
put the public in possession of all information
respecting the design, present condition, and
future prospects of the Farmer's Iligh School,
and to ask of them to take such interest in the
Institution, as its object and merits demarrd.
The Board of Trustees in 1855, after a most
careful and peisonal examination of several
points, in various quarters of the State, fixed
the location in Centre county, on tho South
ern slope of Penn and Niltany Valleys, within,
perhaps, five miles of the Geographical Centre
of the State, where the land is limestone, fer
tile and beautiful.' As a place for practical
agriculture, nothing more favorable could be
desired ; and it is sufficiently removed from
those intrusions and annoyances of a town or
public place, so prejudicial to the pursuit of
study, or the security of a well-managed farm
Two hundred acres of this land was gener
ously donated to the Institution by Gen. James
Irvin, with the privilege of purchasing one
hundred acres on each side of it, at any time
within five years, at sixty dollars an acre; and
in the mean time, to have possession of the
whole, upon the paymeut of the interest upon
the value of the last mentioned 200 acres.
The Board of Trustees took possession of the
whole, and have appropriated of it, to the ap
ple and peach orchards, 21 f acres : to smal
ler fruits, 5" acres ; to the garden and nursc
T, 16 I acres ; and to the campus 12 J acres.
A system of record of all the doings on the
farm has been arranged,from which we extract
the following memorandum of what has been
already done :
Or IMPROVEEESTS OXTnE FARM.
00 acres have been grubbed and sprouted ;
340 rods of fence rows cleared, grubbed, pick
ed and burnt; 67 acres of Wheat sown Sep
tember 1856, now good, put down in clover ;
75 acres of corn planted spring of 1S57 ; 540
rods of hedge planted in 1856 ; SG0 rods or
bedge in 1857 ; 325 rods of rail fence ; 43,000
nursery plants set out, comprising a full assort
ment of the most desirable nursery stock ; 250
rods of seed beds of fruits, ecdgo plants, &c. ;
16,000 plants of over 100 different sorts, re
ceived as contributions, many of them intend
ed for the arboretum, and now set in reserve
beds, until the ground can be prepared ; 600
apple trees set out in orchard rows ; 400 peach
do ; 200, plums, apricot and nectarines do ;
250 pear, standard and dwarf do ; 200 cherry ;
1000 plants of nuts, berries, &c. ; 1500 grape
vines in vineyard ; 60 avenue maples ; 400
chestnut, larch, oak, pine and other seedling
timber trees, collected and to be planted in
lines, so as to give at sight the measure and
location of every part of the farm ; 500 pine,
spruce, fir, &c, to bo planted for sheltering
hedge. Of these all are doing beyond expec
tation, under the favoring influences of a good
season, excepting only a small portion of the
contributed plants, which were injured by de
lay and exposure.
One double-storied barn is finished and fit
ted up, and has been in use parts of two sea
sons ; it is very capacious and much admired
for its" convenience. The farmers' house is
also finished and part of the out buildings
For the college building, the cellars have been
excavated ; 6000 perch of superior building
stone, are quarried and on the grounds ; three
gangs of brickmakers have been at work for
soma time, and the masons are about to com
mence the walls. The delays occasioned by
uncertainty, up to the 20th of May, as to the
amount of funds which would be at the dispo
sal of the Trustees, affected all work on the
farm and nurseries as well as the buildings,
though to less extent. Work was done with
hired teams and tools, and temporary hands,
and therefore, under much disadvantage ; most
of the ground being new and imperfectly
cleared, and yet with many stumps and roots.
This account might be much enlarged by
detail, but it will serve to communicate an
idea of what the progress has been.
All this work has been done under the di
rection and management of Wm. G. Waring,
Esq., a practical horticulturist and farmer ; in
whose skill and science the Board of Trustees
have the most entire confidence I
A contract has been entered into, for tho e
rection of an edifice, calculated for the resi-;
dence'of Professors, lecture-halls and dormi
tories for students, ta be built of stone,- ve
stories high, 233 feet in front, with wings, and,,,
to cost fifty-five thousand dollars. This build
ing is already in progress, and it is hoped that
a part of it may be put under roof and so far
completed this fall, as to enable the Board to
make arrangements, and receive a few stu
dents in the Spring of 1858.
The Legislature of Pennsylvania, at its last
session, has fully recognized the public appre
ciation of this effort to produce a class of ed
ucated farmers whose practice and example
may extend into every county of the State.
It has appropriated fifty thousand dollars to
enable the Trustees to carry out their plan;
twenty-five thousand of which is payable only
upon condition that a likesnm shall be raised
from some other source. There is no other
mode of raising this sum than by private con
tribution or that of County Agricultural So
cieties throughout the State. This sum con
tributed, will place tho Institution in a pros
perous condition, and encourage the Board of
Trustees to prosecute the work to speedy and
active operation. No such school, as is here
contemplated, has ever yet existed amongst
us ; and it is most confidently anticipated,tbat
whilst we are getting up a farm which will be
a model for fanners whilst we will be testing
and disseminating the most valuable seeds and
plants throughout the whole length an,d breadth
of the State, having the guarantee of such an
Institution for their character and quality ; we
will be imparting to youth those principles of
natural science, which, when intermingled with
the practical operations of the farm, will give
character to them, and dignity to their calling.
There is no other such field for the spirit of
The State has given ns $25,000
We have now including a legacy of
five thousand dollars by Elliott Cres
If individuals or societies will con
tribute this sum 25,000
It will entitle ns to receive from
the State, the further sum of 25,000
In making this statement of the situation of
the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania, it
is the object of the Board of Trustees to enlist
the judgment, and feelings, and sympathies ot
the friends of Agriculture throughout the
State ; and to call on them for their aid in rais
ing this sura of twenty-five thousand dollars ;
without it we cannot complete our buildings,
and can not, therefore, go into operation.
The consideration that every dollar contribu
ted by individuals or societies pays two to our
Farm School, should enable us to raise the a
uiount without delay.
The Board of Trustees have not yet adopted
any system of teaching or subjects to be taught,
but that our friends may be able to form some
idea of our general plan, it is suggested that
the following will be submitted as the basis of
THE SUBJECTS PROPOSED TO BE TAUGHT, ARE :
Mathematics Including practical survey
ing, leveling, and the care and use of instru
ments. Natural Philosophy The principles of all
mechanism ; the laws of motion and force ;
steam; electricity; magnetism, &c, illustra
ted by apparatus.
Agricultural Engineering and Mechanics
The methods and materials used In construc
tion ; what is good material and what is good
Implements and Machinery The principles
involved ; parts liable to wear or break ; ad
justment; care ; repair; specimens in the mu
scum ; mills.
'Road Making Materials ; methods; legal
regulations ; bridging.
Building Specifications ; contracts ; pri
ces ; arcnitectural taste and detail ; finish.
Drawing Of plans, implements, animals,
maps, machinery, &c.
Conveyancing Forms ; titles; procedures;
Language and Literature Comparisons of
styles of expression ; speaking to an audience ;
writing for the press ; criticisms.
Principles of Government American insti
tutions; comparisons with others; duties of
township and county officers; laws of vicin
Accounts generally, and farm accounts spe
cially ; formation of methodical habits by dai
ly practice at the institution.
Form Economy Expenditures and returns ;
determination of the most economical mode of
accomplishing given jobs of work.
. Hydraulics Methods of supplying wafer
where wanted, and of preventing injury by ex
cess; machines; pipes.
Drainage Its effects on Boils ; methods of
Agricultural Chemistry Practical analysis
of manures, soils, plants, &c, their elements;
chemical agents and apparatus.
Geology The crust of the earth j soils of
sll kinds ; how formed ; specimens in the mu
seum. Geography Features of the earth's surface,
position of places, maps, productions and pe
culiarities of different regions.
Astronomy Motions and influences of the
heavenly bodies,revolutions, seasons,limates.
Meteorology Atmospheric influences ; e
lectric and magnetic agencies ; heat ; cold ;
moisture; drought; winds; storms; shelter;
counteraction ; instruments ; observations ; de
ductions. Minerology Identification of rare or valua
ble minerals ; . gypsum, lime, phosphate of
lime, cement lime, magnesia; coals, &c, spe
cimens in the museum.
Botany Arrangement of plants in families ;
names of individual species and parts of plants;
plants of other countries in musenm.
Vegetable Physiology The structure of the
vegetable body, functions of roots, leaves,
stem, bark, sap, &c. ; growth of plants; dis
eases. Animal Physiolgy The structure of the an
imal body ; composition, form, and functions
of its parts ; nourishment ; growth.
Health Laws of health ; effects of exposure
to which farmers are liable; prevention of
Veterinary Practice Diseases of animals ;
Entomology Ilabits of insects useful and
injuries, especially those injurious to vegeta
tion ; specimens in the museum.
Breeds of Stock, Poultry, &c. Their pecu
liarities ; points, &c, specimens.
Feeding Amount, quality, and preparation
of food; experiments, soiling.
Training of Animals Of horses, oxen, &c.
Culture of the Soil Varieties of soils and
conditions; instruments and processes appli
cable to various soils, crops, and seasons.
Manures Preparation and use of all home
manures; experiments with foreign and artifi
Produce Preservation and marketing of
grain, meat, fruits, roots, &c.
Agricultural nistory Condition in different
nations, and at different periods, causes of im
provement. Horticulture The garden ; the orchard ;
the nursery ; the yard ; pruning, training, graf
ting, &c. ; best shrubs, trees, flowers, fruits,
vegetables; peculiarities of varieties as to
habits and culture; decoration and love of
Experiments With manures, processes,
seeds, &c, systematic trial ; record ; publica
tion of results.
Malpractice What to aroid doing; expo
sure of proven errors ; trial of supposed er
rors. Very Respectfully,
Pres't of Board of Trustees of Farmer's High
Carlisle, July 15, 1857. School.
A Jest Worth, .the Telling. It is well
known to our readers there appeared in the
Sunday Times some two months since a very
full report of Gen. Walker's speech, delivered
the previous evening on the neutral ground.
The editor of a journal that shall be name
less, not having printers in his pay sufficient to
set up material to fill his paper, called upon ns
a day or two afterwards, and asked us as a fa
vor to loan him any of our undistrbuted matter
that would occupy his untenanted columns.
We readily accecded to his request, and fur
nished him with Gen. Walker's speech, and
the Rev. Dr. Scott's article on the Efficacy of
Prayer, which he had been kind enough to
send ns from San Francisco.
By some strange accident the political
speech and the prayer became wedded togeth
er in the pages of contemporary, so that the
readers were led to infer that Gen. Walker,
in the midst of his fiery address, became sud
denly pions, and held forth in prayerful tones
worthy of the Rev. Dr. Scott. The one was
so beautifully dovetailed into the other, that an
ordinary person might be easily deceived. .
Yesterday morning we received, among our
exchanges, a religious paper of great authority
with a certain religious sect, which copies the
speech with the interpolated prayer, and sup
plied its readers with an editorial on the sub
ject. The editor avows his convention to
Walker's Nicaraguan doctrines, as he gathers
from the hero's speech unmistakable evidence
that the General's peculiar mission is to Pro
testantize Central America. This is it not the
first time that men have been supposed to sow
with grapeshot the seeds of the gospel. X.
O. Sunday Timet.
Opposed to the Sale. The Harrisburg U
nion, on being interrogated by the Telegraph,
respecting the position of Gen. Packer upon
the bill for the sale of the Main Line of the
Public Works, says it has the bost of authori
ty for declaring that Gen. P. was uncompro
misingly opposed to tho enactment of the Le
gislature of 1855, authorizing the sale ; and
that he believed it unconstitutional and an
outrage. The great mass of the people of the
State, who rejoice that tho Main Line has been
sold, should make a note of this.
A norrible Case has been developed recent
ly in Pittsburgh, which has led to tho arrest
of a fiend named Mrs. Gardner, and a certain
Dr. Oliver, the former an abortionist and the
latter one of ber procurers. One of the wo
man's victims testifies that Mrs. Gardner had
a negro in her employ for the last ten years to
whom she paid $5 each for burying the chil
dren destroyed by ber, using cigar boxes for
coffins ! The fiend is in prison, and Dr. Oliver
has been held ia $2000 bail. . . .
To Seal Preserves. Beat tho white of an
egg ; take good white paper, (tissue is best.t
cut it the size you require, and dip it in the
eggt wetting both sides. Cover your jars or
tumblers, carefully pressing dowa the edges
of tho paper. When dry, it will be as tight
as a drum head.
WHAT'LL TOEY TltlNfc.
Who cares what they'll think, or what
they'll say, concerning, ourselves, so long as
we have the approval of our own reason and!
conscience t So long as we wrong no one, as
sail no just ordinance, social or other, but ear
nestly and honestly go on our way, about oar
own business, and to our own taste, why should
we care for folly's derision, or fashion's frown 7
What they'll think and what they'll say, are
to ua idle scarecrows, dead carcasses of con
ventionality, which we hold in abhorrence and
contempt. We have not shaped our thoughts
and acts to so truculent a standard. Let us
never shpe them to such a standard. No in
dependent soul ever did so demean itself.
And yet, how many waste their lives, and
fritter away their man and womanhood in tho
everlasting query, "What'U they think?"
They can do nothing without recurring to this.
They are serfs to the world around them bo J
slaves to the whims and caprices of others
They have no self-rule, no freedom of opinion
or deed. "What '11 they think ?" arranges alf
their household, fashions their drawing-rooms,
their feasts, their equipage, their garments,
their amusements, their sociality, their reli
gion, their everything ! Poor, hampered
souls, for every breath they draw, thereof a
measure of apprehension. They are unsolved
problems of indefinite calculation how to bo
nose-led. They suffer perpetual suspense
They do nothing without example and pattern
Society abounds in such. Men are often e
nough of the lot, but women ofXener. If one
hoops, all must hoop ; if one flounces, all must'
flounce. No matter whether it is convenient
or prudent, they follow the lead. "What'll
they think?" if one dares to stand alone, is
their withering fear and torment. It is a sort
of social perdition, from which they are ever
struggling to escape. Independence with
them is out of the question. They have lost
all desire to be independent. It's how will
the Priggses look at it, that determines them..
They must do just as the Priggses do. To tha
dogs with the Priggses and all their retinue t:
They are emasculating society, confusing weak,
men's ideas, and making weak women's minds
weaker. Let us bave done with the interrog
atory, "What'll they think ?"
A bridge is being constructed over the "RI--ver
Jordan," on the line of the Catasaqna and'
Fogleeville Railroad, in Pennsylvania, which
is said to be the largest of the kind in the TJ--ted
States. It is 1100 feet long, and is built
entirely of iron the span being supported by"
heavy iron towers one hnndrcd feet high.
The Louisville Journal gives an account of a -marriage
at Lexington, Ky., in which the bride,
bridegroom, their assistants, and the officiating
clergyman, were all deaf mutes. Some thirty "
or forty deaf and dumb persons were present. -The
ceremony was condncted in the "sign lan--guage."
A Great Tcxsel. It is proposed to con- -nect
the Atrato river, near the Isthmus of Da- -rien,
with the Pacific Ocean, by means of a v
cutting, 63 miles long, in which will require to
be a tunnel 4 miles in length, 200 feet in -breadth,
and 90 feet in height above the water. -
James A. Temple, a rich widower and : for- -mer
citizen of Chicago, Illinois, has been ar
rested on a charge of seducing and attempting
an abortion upon a foster dacghter named Re
glnaud Lawson. The girl died in the hands of '
It was said that Mr. Herbert, ef California, -
who shot the waiter at Willard's Hotel,' Wash
ington, would be disgraced at borne. We do -
not know but he is ; but he figured largely in 1
the Democratic Convention which nominated -
Weller for Governor.
A innocent young sportsman, in order to
shoot a squirrel on the top of a small 'tree, -climbed
another one close by ; and on being -asked
the reason for so foolish a thing said,
'that he didn't want to strain bis gun by a1
The Philadelphia Timet asks "why has Mr.
Leiper, a well known old hunker Democrat,
Ween in consultation with Mr. I. Hazleburst,
for the last two weeks ? Why have those con-
sulfations been ttcret and coninuom t"
A person being asked what was meant by
the realities or life, answered, "Real estate,
real money, and a real good dinner, none of
which could bo realized without real hard -work."
A real good definition.
The wife of Montgomery Landt, living " at
Kistatum, Greene county, N. Y., not longr
since presented her husband with three chil- -drenata
birth this being th'j third ' occur--rence
of the kind in three yf ars. '
, A young lady was suddenly missed, last week-
from a, in IniliVm. At In ill accounts.
thirty-fire men were in search ef, hr. One;.
might have found Ler had be beaci tV ; rla,'
"You charge a dollar for killing a calf '
said a planter to . old negro. yo, no, ni
sa ; charge fifty cents for k&Brarcaif, and fifty
cents for the know how -
A wax figure of Mrs. Cunainptmm i ntwa
to be placed in the American. Museum, New
i or. nraas wouW Ia ruuoh a more irmroDri.
ate material than wax..