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BY S. B. KOW.
VOL. 6.-IO. 10.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1859.
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For tho "Raftsman's Journal."
SAY, KATTIE, DOST REMEMBER 1
DEDICATED TO HISS U. A., BT DICKON.
Say. flattie, dost rernember,
'1 hat pleasant evening ride
took along with me,
' And those other two beside?
rTwas happy a little trip,
As ever I enjoyed ;
Would a Sabbath afternoon
.Be better unemployed?
You know we went to meeting,
And beard a short discourse '
About the heathen nations.
Which could not make us worse ;
We ut that weary hour,
Less silent than we should,
And gave for heathen nations
As little as we could.
Kw. Hattie, dost remember
That pleasant afternoon,
When services were over
You passed out very soon,
And imagined in your heart,
Although 'twas Sabbath day,
You'd tca.se your beau a little,
And go home another way ?
And do you still remember.
That homeward little ride,
You took along with Mr. S..
While I was with his bride?
When away you lightly tripped,
With" lively mirth and glee,
And left a married woman
To go along with me ?
I remember much she said,
Agreeable and sly,
And very often noticed
A twinkle in her eye ;
Tor happy ones before u..
deemed in a joyous mood,
As oft their merry laughter
Bang out along the wood.
Now, Hattie. dot remember.
The sonnet which I Sail
I'd write for you and yours.
To keep me in your head ?
rid yon think that I'd forget
My promises to you.
And permit my word to pass
As the light morning dew ?
Oh. no. you surely could not
Imagine in your heart,
That I could faithless prove
In plaving such a part.
Oh. Hattie. did you ever
Pen a line to a friend,
By the light of a candle.
When drawing near its end ;
When the fitful flashes come
Flitting through the gloom,
And turning into ghosts
1 he otjecrs rouud the room ?
Now. that's iny fix exactly,
At this present time ;
And though I'm not disposed.
Must close this hasty rhyme;
But I never will forget
The little linos I said
I'd write for you. Miss JIattie,
To keep me in your head :
And jou will still remember
Our pleasant evening route,
And oh, fie! now. really,
My candle has gone out !
fCOPTRIOHT ?Ef TRED.
OR, REMINISCENCES OF THE PAST.
What were the scholastic attainments ol
Thrmas Burnside, his legal knowledge and his
ability as an advocate, are shown ly his resi
dence in Bellefonte the school forjudges
where lie Lad a full practice and met with suc
cess.r On the appointment of Judge Huston
as one of the Justices of the Supreme Court,
lie was commissioned as President Judge of
this District, but it was his blunt honesty, his
desire to arrive at the merits of a case regard
less of legal forms and technicalities, and then
to mete out evenhaoded justice, rather than
his ability as a jurist, which rendered him so
popular as a Common Pleas judge. He was
prompt in deciding such points as arose, and
when he assumed a position it was a rate thing
for hint to admit he was w rong. It seemed to
be his ambition to transact the business of the
court with despatch, and catu the name ol a
working and energetic judge, and he succeofl
td. Different views have been expressed as
to his capacity for that situation, by his admi
rers. But an examination of the many leng
thy and well digested opinions delivered by
him when upon the Supreme Bench, must sat
isfy any one that his legal acquirements were
of a superior order, and well-fitted him for the
post. Whilst he presided in this district, the
memorable case of Parsons vs. Parsons was
tried. James M.Petrikcn was one of the coun
sel, assisted by James T. Hale. The Court
having denied the correctness of a strong
poift which Hale made during his argnment ;
the counsel said he could sustain it by certain
cases, but that he had left the books in his ol
tice. "Why did you not bring your books
here?" asked the Judge. "Because I con
sidered th& point so plain as not to need the
eiipport of authorities ; but I will step out and
get the books." As Mr. Hale left the court
room, tho Judge, out of humor, said, "That
man reminds me of a carpenter who came to
work for me, and left all his tools at home.
The Court has forgotten more law than that
young iran knows." "That," replied Mr.
Pctriken, "is just what we complain of your
Honor has forgotten, too much." The books
proved, on Mr. Hale's return, that the Court
was at fault.
Many are the anecdotes related of J udge
Barnside, which do credit to him as a man,
but such are their character that unless related
with e.11 their surroundings, they would lose
their point. Still we cannot forbear relating
one incident. Disease fastened its fangs on
his Honor, and brought him to the verge of
tiie grave The critical position in which he
V;8, cansed several eminent physicians to be
" 'trd to his bedside in consultation. Under
i ir Cire he became convalescent. Annual?
!7? ifter his recovery, and nntil he ceased to
be, his medical advisers, styled by him his
'Board of Health," were invited to a social
re-union at bis house, and a substantial pres
ent, coined at the mint, was made to each, in
testimony of his remembrance of their skill
and care. Judge Burnside made no parade,
nor called in requisition the services of a
trumpeter when doing the promptings of his
noble heart. None but those who were recip
ients of his kindness, knew its source, and
sometimes they were ignorant of it. We have
heard from one who was one of his "board of
health," that when disease was preying upon
him and he deemed it prudent to forsake his
practice at Lewistown and travel, he was re
quested by Mr. Burnside te spend a few weeks
at Bedford Springs. Finding that his stay was
improving his health, he continued there until
he supposed that his bill would nearly consume
his available means. He then called upon the
proprietor of the hotel and asked that the bill
might be made out, when he was informed by
his host that he could hot hear to his leaving
nntil his health was restored, telling him at
the same time that he should make himself
perfectly easy abcgjtthe pay, it that was troub
ling him. WhenTeaving, no pay would be re
ceived Judge Burdsido had arranged that
Whilst his political friend, David R. gorter,
was Governor, a vacancy occurred in the dis
trict composed of Bucks and Montgomery
counties. He accepted the appointment for
that, rather than risk a re-appointment in this
district at the end of his term, which would
have occurred in a few years. He was suc
ceeded by Judge Woodward, of whom we have
spoken. We know not that Judge Burnside
had any reason for it, but he pursued, with
bitter and unrelenting hostility, that amiable
gentleman. He had a strong desire, even
whilst upon the Supreme Bench, to return to
this district and preside, and with this in view,
and believing that Judge Woodward would not
move into the district, he was instrumental in
having introduced into the amendment to the
constitution the clause which requires the
President Judge to reside in the district. In
January 1845, he accepted the appointment of
Judge of the Supreme Court, and continued
to act until the election of members of that
court took place. His debut on the Supreme
Bench created some sensation in the eastern
part of the State, and his eccentricities in
duced many in Philadelphia to drop into the
court house to see the "queer judge." When
he ceased from his labors, Centre county lost
an active, energetic, and public-spirited citi
zen, who prided himself much on the prosper
ity cf the town where he resided in his adopt
Whilst he practiced here, William J. Chris-
tv lived in the town of Curwensville. He was
a man of fine parts, and his friends predicted
for him a brilliant future. That insidious
appetite which has desolated so maiy fire
sides, and blasted the prospects of so many
promising intellects, proved his bane. His
constitution succumbed ;
"The chord is broken now,
Its music hushed." -, i.'---
About the time of the organization of our
courts, Josiah W. Smith and his brother Lew
is occupied the land now owned by Benjamin
Spackman. Until recently, the dilapidated
stone chimney, handy to the river road, mark
ed their residence. They were natives of
Philadelphia, sons of a wealthy importing
merchant engaged in the Canton trade. In
early life affluence ministered to their wants,
but a reverse in business brought them to set
tle upon this tract of land, which had been
saved from the wreck of their father's fortune.
Here, illy fitted for such a life, they toiled for
their bread, and here Josiah conceived the
idea of engaging in the practice of law and
entered on his studies under the elder Judge
Burnside. He was admitted, and at Decem
ber Sessions 1823 appointed Deputy Attorney
General. To fit himself for his duties, Josiah
went to Bellefonte, where he copied entries,
writs, declarations and every thing that the
Prothonotary's office contained, which would
throw light upon the duties of his or the pub
lic offices, ne was undoubtedly the father of
the practice in this county. A peep at the
early records shows his pen to have moulded
all the dusty precedents. There was no part
of the machinery of the court which was not
influenced by him he was the balance wheel,
and long occupied the position of amicus en
rice. In matters affecting" the public business,
for years his word was law.- In Lis case was
exemplified the saying that circumstances
make the man. As is too often the fact with
the sons ol men of wealth, he had enjoyed
advantages in youth but had not improved
them. lie acquired a limited knowledge of
his profession under unfavorable cirCumstan
ces.. Little conversant with legal lore ; defec
tive in those branches which are supposed to
prepare a man for the Bar, and lacking the ac
tion aDd tho language which engross tho at
tention of an audience and sway a jury; in
other positions and under other circumstances
he might have sank, or, at best, attained to
mediocrity. Admitted to the Bar, he felt the
necessity for improvement, and embraced ev
ery opportunity of adding to his store of
knowledge. He became a close student, and
gained ground only by dint of earnest and la
borious application. What he lacked in quick
ness, was amply compensated for by bis indus
try, Tb-a numerous annotations which tho
books composing his early library show, evince
that he did not skim lightly over the black let
tered page, but pored over it until he made it
his own. He gave opinions only after careful
and patient investigation; he appeared In court
with his cases well conned, his authorities
well digested and points well prepared, and
these facts gave him an influence with the
Court and, over the Jury which no mere foren
sic display could have gained him. He was
plodding, careful, close, methodical, correct.
These elements of character gained him the
confidence of the business community, and en
abled him to amass a fortune. Socially, but
little can be said of Mi. Smith. II is deport
ment was variable. At times he was affable,
communicative and seemingly warmly inter
ested in your welfare ; but frequently as cold
and forbidding as an iceberg ; to-day jatroni
zing, to-morrow imperious. His position and
his trailing made him dictatorial, and his
ironical remarks were, to those who were not
aware of his peculiarities, insulting. It is
said that he delivered a good speech on the
trial of an arbitration at Philipsburg. His
brother Lew is was the opposing counsel, and
destroyed the effect of the argument by re
marking to the referees that "they might have
thought the speech extemporaneous, but had
they heard it as often as he had, and seen Joe
as frequently before the glass practicing the
gestures, it would have knocked that con
ceit out of them." Mr. Smith abandoned the
practice of law some years ago, and has since
1856 been living in his native city, doing
business as a broker.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
ONE MAN'S MEAT IS ANOTHER'S POISON.
The substance which nonrishes one animal
affords no nourishment to another, nor will any
table of "nutritive equivalents," however pre
cise, convince us that a substance ought to
nourish in virtue of its composition, when ex
perience tells us that it does not nourish, in
virtue of some defective relation between it
and the organism. That "one man's meat is
another man's poison," is a proverb of strict
veracitj-. There are parsons even in Europe,
to whom a mutton chop would be poisonous.
,The celebrated case of Abbe de Villedieu is a
rare, but not an unparalled example, of ani
mal food being poisonous : from his earliest
years his repugnance to it was so decided that
neither the entreaties of his parents nor Ihe
menaces of his tutors could induce him to o
vercome it. After reaching the age of thirty,
on a regimen of vegetable food, he was over
persuaded, and tried the effect of meat soups,
which led to his eating both mutton and beef ;
but the change was fatal ; plethora and sleepi
ness intervened.and he died of cerebral inflam
mation. In 1841 a French soldier was forced
to quit the service because he could not over
come his violent repugnance and disgust of an
imal food. Dr. Prout, vhose testimony will
be jnore convincing to English readers, knew
a person on whom mutton acted as a poison :
"He could not eat mutton in any form. This
peculiarity was supposed to be owing to ca
price, but-the mutton was frequently disguis
ed and given to Lim unknown ; but uniformly
with the same result of producing violent vom
iting and diarrha-a. And from the severity of
the effects, which were those of a virulent poi
son, there can be little doubt that if the use of
mutton .had been ptrsisted in it would have
soon destroyed the life of the individual." Dr.
Pereira, who quotes this passage, adds, "I
know e-t a gentleman who has repeatedly had
an attack ol indigestion after the use of roast
mutton." Some persons, it is known, cannot
take coffee without vomiting ; others are thrown
into a general inflammation if they eat cherries
or gooseberries. Habn relates of himself, that
seven or eight strawberries would produce con-
vulsions in him. Tissct said he could never
swallow sugar wituout vomiting. Many per
sons are unable to eat eggs ; and cakes or pud
dings having eggs in their composition, pro
duce serious disturbances in such persons; it
they are induced to eat them under false assu
rances of no eggs having been employed, they
are soon undeceived by unmistakable effects.
Under less striking forms this difference in the
assimilating power of different human beings
is familiar to us all ; we see our friends indul
ging with benefit instead of harm, in kinds of
food which, experience too plainly assures, we
cannot cat with only certain injury. To this
fact the attention of parents and guardians
should seriously be given, that by it they may
learn to avoid the petty tyranny and tolly of
insisting on children eating food for which
they have a manifest repugnance. It is too
common to treat the child's repugnance as
mere caprice, to condemn it as "stuff and non
sense," when he refuses to eat fat or eggs, or
certain vegetables, and 'wholesome puddings.'
Now, even caprice in such matters should not
be altogether slighted,especially when it takes
the form of refusal ; because this caprice ia
nothing less than the expression of a particu
lar and temporary state of his organism,which
we should do wrong to disregard. And when
ever a refusal is constant, it indicates a posi
tive unfitness in the food. Only a gross ig
norance of physiologyan ignorance unhap
pily too widely spread can argue that be
cause a certain article is wholesome to many,
it must nocessarily be wholesome to all. Each
individual organism is specifically different
from every other. . " . '
Changes ix the U. S. Senate. The Pro
Slavery Democracy gain one United States
Senator by a cold-blooded assasination. They
have.by the convincing logic of the pistoI,gain
ed the seat hitherto occupied by Broderick.
The Opposition gain three United States
Senators by the honest votes of the people of
Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Minnesota. Messrs.
Bigler, Pugh and Shields, will be replaced
by opponents of Slavery Extension.
Both changes are significant, the one of the
desperate and violent policy upon which the
Democracy rely for success ; and the other of
the gradual but irresistable spread of free prin
ciples throughout tho Noithern States.
A woman was arrested in Philadelphia on
Sundav a-week, grossly intoxicated, and hold
ing inher arms the body of a dead infant, to
which she bad given birth the evening previ
ous, in an open lot. . V
A RUN FOR LIFE.
Philip Rodney, a planter living in the inte
rior of Arkansas, had missed several hogs
from the pen in which he was fattening them
for tbo autumn. The pen was built at the
base of a high hill which bid it from the house,
and just on the edge of an upland jungle
or thicket of undergrowth, which extended
along to tho nearest spur of some neighboring
hill, which swelled upward to a height almost
entitling them to be called a mountaiu range.
Surprised at the loss of his hogs, Mr. Rodney
determined to keep a strict watch, and if pos
sible, detect the depredator upon his property.
One morning, just at dawn of day. he heard
the sqeal of a bog in the direction of his pen.
Springing out ol bed and passing on his gar
ments, he hurried to the rescue of the squeal
ing porker. As soon as he came in sight of
the pen, he saw a huge bear, with a hog in his
mouth and forepaws, leisurely retreating to
the thicket. Returning to the house lor his
gun, a trusty rifle, of large bore, he soon came
back to the pen. The bjar and hog had both
Mr. Rodney, who was a bold adventurous
man, of high courage and great physical
strength, at once determined upon pursuit.
The blood of the mutilated hog making a dis
tinct mark upon the ground, made it an easy
matter to follow the track ot its captor. En
tering the thicket and going forward a short
distance, Mr. Rodney saw the bear some forty
or fifty steps in advance of him, deliberately
munching the hog for his morning meal. To
raise his rifle, aim and fire, were tho work of
but a moment. The bear fell, apparently life
less, in his tracks, at the report of the gun.
Feeling certain, from the range ol his aim
and the plump fall of the bear, that he was
killed out right, Mr. Rodney approached with
the view of taking a nearer look at his bulky
proportions. When within a few j-ards of
where he lay, the bear, to the great surprise of
the planter, rose slowly up, looked fiercely
back, gave a deep gutteral growl, and started
forward iu the direction of the neighboring
Mr. Rodney seeing the copious discharge
of blood from the wound made by his ball, and
observing that the bear staggered in his gait,
followed on alter him, expecting soon to see
him fall. The bear moved slowly, but steadi
ly on, nevc once looking back at his pursuer,
but keeping up a low moan or growl indica
tive of pain and anger, or of both combined.
Having reached the base of the steepest and
highest hill in the group, he began the ascent
with a still slower pace and deeper growls.
Mr. Rodney was only a few paces in the rear,
and gaining upon him every moment. At
last when near the summit of the hill, he came
quite up with the bear, whose steps staggering
arid slow, seemed faltering with fatigue and
loss of blood. Thinking that only a slight
push was needed to bring him to the ground,
Mr. Rodney gave the bear a severe punch with
the butt end of his gun.
. The blow seemed to recall both strength and
spirit to the now enraged and desperate beast.
Turning quickly and sharply around, he stood
within a few feet of his pursuer, upon
whom he manifestly purposed to make an im
Mr. Rodney comprehended the full peril of
his position in a moment. He had no weapon
but his gun, which he had not reloaded after
the first discharge. To defend himself with it
by blows was utterly imposiblc, considering
the size and massive weight of the bear. The
only hope of escape was a retreat down the
hill, w hich he began at once w ith rapid strides.
The bear accelerated in his speed by the
momentum ot the descent,' and perhaps also
by pain and anger, rushed headlong after him.
From crag to rock, and from rock to crag, the
planter leaped with an agility and speed almost
incredible to himself. Well he knew that,
once within those terrible jaws griping to rend
and devour him, his wife would be a widow
and bis children fatherless, before he could
commend himself and them to the mercy of
heaven in a prayer.
Every moment seemed to increase the speed
and fierceness of the bear. When the chase
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they had now reached, the distance between
them was lessened by nearly half.
Mr. Rod ney, although hard pressed and with
no time to lose,ventured to cast one backward
glance at his pursuer. The sight whs enough
to strike even his stout heart with terror.
The tongue of the bear, red and swollen,
protruded from bis mouth ; white foam cover
ed his lips ; the teeth, sharp and shining,were
visible in the jaws open already for the seizure
of his victim; the ears were thrown back
close to the head like those of an angry horse,
and streams of fire secerned to issuofrom tho
sockets of the glaring eyeballs. Escape, lon
ger than a few moments, seemed now utterly
impossible. A distance of more than a mile
lay between the planter and his home. Thick
bushes and "brambles impeded every foot of
the way as far as the hog-pen, near which he
must pass to emerge from the jungle in the
direction of the house. To deviate from tho
path he had come, which was partially trodden
down by the transit of himself and the bear
over it, and by the occasional visits of the
latter from the hills to the pen, would be to
entangle himself in the undregrowth and fall
immediate victim to the rapacity of his pur
suer, whoso heavy bulk enabled him to force
a swifter passage throngh the thicket. Along
this path, therefore, Mr. Rodney darted with
the speed of a man conscious that his life de
pended upon the fleetness of bis foot. Half
the distance between the hill and the pen had
been passed. Only a hand-breadth of space
intervened between the planter and the muzzle
of the bear, outstretched and opened to seize
him. - The hot foam spattered over him, and
the hotter breath almost blistered his skin
through the thick covering of his clothes.
There he's gone. No ! the sharp crack of a
rifle rings through tho woods, and the bear
springs forward and tails dead across the legs
of" the planter who had been thrown by his
death-leap, prostrate on the ground.
A hunter going early that morning to join
his comrades in the chase for a deer,' chancing
to cross the path of Mr. Rodney and the boaiy
saw the peril of the former, and firing from
a close distance, sent a heavy rifle ball through
the brain of the latter. There was a feastof
bear meat for many days at the house of the
hospitable planter, at which, we may bo sure,
the hunter aforesaid was the most honored of
the guests. ';...-
There is aman in -East Tennessee who has
such a hatred for everything appertaining to
monarchy that be won't wear a crown in bis hat
TRACING A PEDIGREE.
Some men are boastful of their ancestry,
while others are entirely devoid of all pride of
birth, and have no more respect for the genea
logical table of their forefathers than they have
for Poor Richard's Almanac. The late John
Randolph of Roanoke used to assert his belief
that he was descended from the celebrated
Indian Princess, Pocahontas, but it is not
known that ho established his claim to that
Many years ago there lived in a near State
a young gentleman who took it into his head
that, like John Randolph, he was of Indian
descent, though.unlike John, he did not know
exactly the tribe to which his forefathers
belonged. The idea was a perfect monomania
with him, notwithstanding the efforts of his
friends to convince him- of the folly of his
pretensions, to say nothing of the absurdity
of them, even if they could be established.
The favorite notion, however, could not be
eradicated from his mind, and he promised
his friends that be would one day convince
them that he was right iti his claims.
Having heard that a deputation of Indians
were at Washington, on a visit to their great
father, the President, he promptly repaired to
the city, and arranging with the gentleman
who had them in charge, his friends in the
city were surprised to receive art invitation to
accompany him on a visit to the Red Men,
before whom he proposed to verify his favorite
pretensions. The parties met as requested,
and found tho Indians sittijg on the floor
smoking their pipes, and manifesting but lit
tle appreciation of the honor of the visit.
Having arranged his lriends at a respectful
distance from the aged chief'.who still regard
ed the visitors with stolid indifference, the
young man stepped boldly from the centre,
and presuming that it would require some
show of energy to arouse the chiefs from their
apparent apathy, he placed his hand on his
breast, and said with great fearlessness :v
"Me Indian long time ago."
The chief, who was not skilled in talking
English, took his pipe from his mouth, but
evinced no emotion whatever. The speaker
then thinking that a more violent gesture and
a louder tone would be necessary, struck his
hand upon his breast with much force, aud
said in a louder tone :
"Yes me Indian lovg time ago."
Without moving a muscle of his face, the
old chief slowly arose from his sitting posture,
and turned his eagle eye upon the speaker.
His friends say that the chief evidently under
stood or at least appeared to understand the
meaning of the speech addressed to him ; and
they gazed intently on the solemn proceeding.
The young man bore the searching glance of
the Indian without emotion. All felt "that
the time had come'
Moving sufficiently close to the speaker, the
chief raised his hand, and carefully taking a
lock of the young man's hair between bis fin
ger and thumb, gently rubbed it between them
for a moment. All stood breathless. Quietly
withdrawing his hand, the chief uttered the
slight peculiar Indian grunt, and .said "Nig."
This altogether unexpected denouement en
ded the interview, and the discomfited de
scendant of the Tomrayhawks retired with his
friends, the latter roaring with laughter, and
the former filled with a most sovereign coo
tempt for his degenerated Indian relations.
Henry Cort, the inventor of the process by
which cast iron is converted into wrought,
adding hundreds of millions to the wealth of
England, died very poor, and his children on
ly receive $500 a year from the government.
But this is more than our government of pol
iticians has given to the descendants of Fitch,
who first applied steam to the piopulsion of
vessels, and was driven by poverty and ridicule
to kill himself. Fulton, who perfected the
gigantic conception, was worried to death by
ridicule and litigation, and out of the 70,000
which Congicss gave to his children, the vam
pire lobby got two-thirds for engineering the
bill into a law. The discoverers of the saw,
tho plane, railroad, and the tinder box, are
unknown. John Walker, the accidental dis
coverer of the friction match, and a Scotch
man, is only recently dead, leaving behind
him a large lortune. AbelCooly, of the land
of wooden nutmegs, simplified and cheapened
its manufacture to such an extent that he and
his snccctsors all over the country made and
are still making fortunes. Cooly was the in
venter of patent medicines, and the projec
tor of advertising them two ails that have
never failed to make rich those who follow
them up diligently.
Satisgs op the Little People. The other
day our Charlie, five years old, found one ot
those curious bone-rimmed circles which, I
believe ladies have named eyelets, and whi'e
playing in the garden swallowed it. Charlie
ran into the house with mouth wide open and
eyes distended to their utmost capacity. His
mother caught him by the arm, and trembling
with that deep anxiety which only a mother
can feel, inquired, "What is the matter? What
has happened ?" The urchin, all agape, man
aged to articulate. "Water !" It was brought
him, when, after drinking copiously, he ex
claimed, "Oh, mother, 1 sic at loir ed a hole !"
"Swallowed a hole !" "Yes, mother; swal
lowed a hole with a piece of ivory around it."
A Female Horse Thief. Officer Ferguson
of Erie, Pa., has been employed to hunt up a
female horse thief who left Mouroe Co., N.Y.,
some two weeks ago, with a horse and buggy
in her possession. She was pursued and
somewhere in Allegheny Co., N. Y., arrested
and locked in a room tor safe keeping over
night. In the morning it was found that she
had made her escape by means of bed cords
and bed clothes, and that she had restolen the
horse and buggy and put out again. She was
tracked tbroughErie city and lost inCrawford, 1
when the officers in pursuit abandoned the
chase. She drove a black. marc, with a large;
white spot in the forehead, with au open bug
gy and silver plated harness.
A young lady named Milhurn, residing near
Aurora, Indiana, dreamed, that two men enter
ed the house to kill her aunt ; whereupon sho.
rose and ran half a mile from the hovse, with
out stopping to dress ! She then camo back,
got into bed, and appeared to be entirely un
conscious of her exploit.
Mr. La Mountain's balloon, the Atlantic
which was abandoned by him in the Canada
woods, has been secured and returned. ...
:3The Louisville Journal notes contracts for'
5,000 hogs for November delivery, at $4 gross, i
ABZINS AW WONDERS. :
Arkinsaw beats the world for black bars,
pooty wimmen, and big timber. Stranger, I'vo
seen trees there that would take a man a week,
to walk round 'era. A fellow started once to.
walk through one that was hollow. IJe didn't,
take any vittels with him, and he starved ou
his way. , .
I was goin' up the Mississippi once in one
of them country boats, when we met a big Ar
kinoaw cypress floating down. I tell .you,,
stranger, it was a whopper. The Capen run in
his boat 'longside, and fastened the rope to It
Off she started, snortin' and puffin', but didn't
budge a peg. The Capen ripped around, and
hollowed out "fire up, below there, you lub
berly rascals.'.' The wheel clattered away
the log was actually carryin' us down stream.
Directly up comes a feller in a red shirt, and.
says, "Capen, you are strainin' the engine mi,
tily." "Cut loose and let her go, then," says
the Capen. They cut the ropes, and dod burn
me,stranger,il the boat didn't jump clean outer
the water. We run a little ways, but the en
gine was raly so exhausted, that we just bad
to fctop. Nearly day, there comes along a fine
steamer. We hailed her, got aboard, ami there
was that same log hitched alongside. We wood
ed off' that cypress all the way to Memphis.
Black bars are bigger, plentier, and more
cunnin' in Arkinsaw, than any where else.
The he's have a way ot standic' on their hind
legs, and makin a mark with their paws on the
bark of some certain trees, generally sassafras.
It's a kind a record they keep, and I aupposo
it's a great satisfaction to an old be bar to
have the highest mark on tho tree. I war
layin' hid ot:c day close to a tree where tho
bars wur in the habit of makin their mark.wait
in' for one of 'em to come along, for I tell you,
I was niity hungry for bar meat. Directly I
heard a noise close to me dod burn me, stran
ger, efthar wasn't a small bar,M alkin' straight
on his hind legs, with a big chunk iu his arms.
I could o' shot him first, but 1 was mighty cu
rious to see what he was goin' to do with that
thar chunk. He carried it right to the tree
where the marks were, stood it on the end a
gainst it, and then gitten' on the top of it,
reached away up the tree, and made a big .
mark of a foot above the highest. He then
got down, moved the chunk away off from tho
tree, and you never seen such caperin' as he
cut up. He looked up at his mark, and then
he would lay down and roll over in the leaves,
laughing outright just like a person ; no doubt
tickled at the way somebody would be fooled.
There was somethin' so human about it, that I
actually hadn't the heart to shoot him.
Just to show how cunnin' bars are, I'll tella
circumstance what happened to me in Arkin
saw. You sec, one Fall, before I gathered my.
corn, I kept missin' it ontor the field, and I
knew the bars were takin' it, for I could see
their tracks. But what seemed mighty curi
ous, I never could find where the' eat it na
ry cob nowbar about. One mornin' aiily I'
happened around the field, and there I saw an
old she bar and two cubs just come outer the
patch, and walkin' off" with their arms full o'
corn. I was determined to find out what they
did with so much corn, and follered along af
ter 'em without makin any noise. Well, after
goin' nearly a mile I saw 'em stop, and stran
ger, what do you think there were a full pen
o' hogs, and the bars wur feedin' 'em. You
sec, that Fall the hogs were so poor, on ac
count of having no corn, that the bars had ac
tually built a rail pen, put hogs in it, and were
fattenin' 'em with my corn. Dcd burn my hat"
if that ain't a fact.
How the People Live is Chicago. Chica
go's chief support is in carrying trade. The
people have no other means of support. I ask
ed one of its citizens to-day what the inhabi
tants of the city did for a living, and he was
completely nonplussed. I asked him in' what
part of the city the manufactories were, and
he replied that they had none of any account.'
I asked again, where are your machine shops,
aud he said they hadn't such." I asked him
where the ship-yard was, and he informed me
that they did not build any vessels hero but
occasionally a small boat. I wanted to know
where I could Gnd their public works, and ho'
pointed me to the Michigan Central Railroad,
and the Light House. He wanted to know my
occupation, and I told him I was a fanner,
(and I felt proud of it, too, in a hive of so
many drones.) 1 asked him his, and he said
he sold patent rights, aud one thing and ano
ther. Exact prototype was he of the majori
ty of the people nf this city. True there is
more or less pulling at the laboring oar here,
or we should not see so many splendid houses
and churches going up all over the city so
many vessels loaded and unloaded and so ma
ny improvements made in every direction.
The doctors, lawyers, policemen and jailors,
all have an honest calling, but they are not ex-,
pected to create much wealth. But the great
majority of the people are engaged in receiv
ing people and goods from the East, and sen
ding them along to the Great West, and re
ceiving pork, beef, and grain from the West,
and sending it East, though a great deal of it
must stick here to feed 129,000 people:' And
the money they get in this way is" what cori'sti
tutes the chief wealth of this great cify. A
small profit is made in selling town lots.though
this branch of trade is dull just now.
Hon. J. R. Giddings has published a card
defending himself from the insinuation im
plied by the refusal of Capt. Brown to answer
the question in conversation with Senator Ma
son and Messrs. Faulkner and Vallendingham
whether ho (Giddings) had been consulted a
bout tho Virginia expedition. He pronounces
this attempt to assail him dishonorable; and
denies ever bavinjr been consulted bv Brown
in regard to his Virginia expedition' or any
other expedition or matter whatever.' t T
A prominent speaker at a Democratic calh
ering In Ohio, said that he "expected to spend
an eternity in company with Democrats," to
wh,ch a ripe old Republican replied that ha
rather thought he would unless he soon r
pented of his sins !"
-b8ut I dtn't!'- yU OC Jat-e hu"
It is said that a,Yae baby will crawl out
of his cradle, take a survey of it, invent in
improvement, and apply, .for a patent bforS
he is six month old.- ; : -
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