Lewisburg chronicle, and the West Branch farmer. (Lewisburg, Pa.) 1849-1849, October 03, 1849, Image 1
BURG CHRONICL 1 AND THE 17 EST BRANCH FARMER. CVn iniitpraiitnt Jomiljj Paper ictotcii to Ncujs, fcitcrotnrc, Politics, Agriculture, 0cicncc anil ittorulitn. BY 0. N. WORDEN. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 1849. YOL. VI., NO. 27-287. sw LEWIS The Letcisbtirg Chrouirte: rublisbed Wednesday Afternoon at Lewuburg, Uuioa county, Pennsylvania. Terms. 22,00 for a year, to be paid in (he first half year; 82,50, if payment be not made wiihm the year ; single numbers, 5 cts. Subscriptions for six months or less to be paid in advance. Discontinuances optional with the Publisher, except when arrearages are paid. Advertisements handsomely inserted at 50 cts. per square one week, 81,00 for a month, 85,00 a year. A reduction of these rntes for larger or longer advtmts. Casual advertisements and Job work to be paid fur when performed. All communications by mail must come post p lid, accompanied by the address of the writer, to receive attention. Office.Market street between Second and Thiid. O. N. WuKDKif, Publisher. I HE CI1K0N CLE. S4TFRDAV, SEPT. 9. The Lycoming Gazette bad an excellent article an Education some time sine, which we copy with a few alterati.HU fur our mriJun EDUCATION. Ti education forma ll.e common mind. Jus' as the twig is bent the tree inclined. " Aiilinuh we can not subscribe to the dovirine contained in the above two lines of I'-p, 'hit all depends ujion education in ill fonri (lion of character, yet it must be admitted mi all hand s, that without in struction the brightest natural intellect, l.ke a bidden treasure, remains unexplored mid renders no benefit to society, while dullness becomes intolerable for want of l tin little polish it is capable of receiving from r-cience. In another place, the same poet more truly remarks, "Order ia heaven's firet law, at id this contested, Kime are and mut be greater than the rest," which is a principle that applies to minds aa well as to things ; and, without conced ing that the mind ran be jormti, it is a manifest fact that it can be developed, and all i's latent energies, by proper training, be made to perform their legitimate ends. New nnd correct ideas enlorced upon young minds of ordinary capacity, seldom (ail to have the desired effect, and so far as the material organizition admit, the quality and quantity of brain appropriated by nature to a specific purpose, the in struction imparted will prove enduring and beneficial. By this we mean, that nature has endowed the necessary number ol her children with natural bualiftcations for the sever.il professions and occupations which civilized life requires, and that all instruction harmonizing with these talents, is pleasirg and interesting to the student will be n taint d in his memory, aud prove useful to him in future life. In this country, the " model republic,"' all men ate esteemed free and equal, and all lawful occupations honorab'e, yet the education necessary to enforce in practice I this Leauliful theory, is too often neglected. Whilst there exist such an itching for the profusions, and a repugnance to trade, among parents.it is not likely that children will retuain free to select such pursuits in life as correspond with the bent of their genius, or equal in public estimation, alter they have so selected, if the caprice ol public opinion can prevent it. But fortu nately there is leveling principle in nature which will ultimately correct this evil. The rage to become lawyers, doctors, and ministers, will, in lime, load down these honorable professions villi such a lot of superabundant material, totally unfit for the employment, and designed by nature for other pursuits, that the wisdom of ex perience will then teach parents the policy of permitting their children to do what their Creator qualified them for, whether that should be the honorable occupation of a grubber, or the no more excellent calling of an attorney or physician. But, while we protest against the habit above stated, we earnestly entreat parents and guardians, not to neglect the education of the children committed to their care. Learning is equally essential to the success, ful pursuit of every branch of buines,nnd no man can fulfil his station, either as a farmer, manufacturer, or mechanic, who has not a thorough knowledge of each branch of an English education. The en joyn.ent of life consists in the seasoning hich science affords, and he who can de murely shut himself up, and disdain a knowledge of the active and extraordinary events which are every day distinguishing 'he nineteenth century, is a mere fungus a counterfeit of humanity a work of na ture's journeymen ! Can such an one ap preciate the infinite power, wisdom, good nets and perfection of the Almighty Ruler of the universe ? Can he stand erect in the image of his Maker, or drink deep of the explored beauties of creation ? Alas! the ignorant can have no conception of the vast dominions of the"King of Glory, or of the illimitable expanse of space through which his own immortal soul may waoder in eter nity. Let this generation, then, do its duty towards the next. Let those into whose hands the destinies of the nation must soon fall, be prepared to execute their high office understandingly, and we will have fulfilled our mission. Now is the time to prepare for the coming winter's instructions. And in our vicinity, every means are afforded. and no child or youth of either sex should be allowed to fail in the use of them. Happily, the Common School System, founded by Gov. Wolf aud advanced by every succeeding Legislature and Gover nor has become ihc settled policy of Pennsylvania. Under it, we have now in operation in our Borough five free school., where the common branches of education are taught by good and experienced tutors. The long established Leuisburg Acade my still maintains, under Mr. K indolph's charge, n high rank among the educational ;ntercsts. The next session commences on Monday the 22d of October. In addition, tliTc are the Primary, Ac ademical, and Col'eginte Departments ol the Un.versily at Lewisburg, wh'ch opens in winter session on Thursday, Htti Oct. This Institution is well endowed has a noble Academical building already up, and the first Collegiate edifice commenced. Its advantages will be enlarged as fast as its means can be brought in. The only Col legiate eirerprise in Northern or Central Pennsylvania, and the only one within the Stnte pa'ronized by the denomination that originated, it has two strong supports, hkh if rightly improved will render it worthy of its unsurpassed location. The objection i hat it is a sectarian school loses all its force from the fact that science is general and the same wherever learned that no particular religious creed is taught and as to the rules necessary to its government, no right minded man of any denomination can fail to preler them to none, even though I.e were an enthusiast for his own system. The management of the Institution we are happy to say. has been entrusted to safe and competent hands. The Principals and the assistants, possess alike all the qualities essential to the able and success ful discharge of their respective duties, and if the students do not progress as they should, the fault will not be the teachers'. As to location, a more desirable situation could not be found, perhaps, in Pennsylva nia. With every facility of communication, it combines beauty of location and health of climate. Here, at the base of the Alle gheny mountain, fanned with the pure breeze which has kissed its thousands bills harmed with the rippling waves and crystal waters of the Susquehanna,and sur rounded wiih scenery the most sublime and beautiful I h it the imagination could pic ture may the student enjoy the beauties of nature, while he is filling the store house of his mini with the treasures of art Lh; every cnild and youth, then, during the cominjjj season attend some one of these schools. Tliey are adapted to the means and lo the pursuits of all. Ll farmers, mechanics, professional men, and trades men vie with each other in giving to llioe under their care the best ol earthly honors practical learning. And let parents and children lemember that the only sure, and the best of all earthly riches, is a sound Christian education. This District. Union County. An intelligent friend in twis county, sends us a very gratifying account of the political affairs there. He says, Maj. Cummings will jirobably be elected lo the House, by a small majority, if Juniata d es her duty.' We will ans wer for Juniata and our Democratic brethren in Union can not do a better thing, or elect a better man to the Legis lature than Major Jack Cummings. The odds are against them, to be sure ; but en ergy and activity can do wonders. The above is from the Philadelphia "Pennsylvanian." Probably" "small" " if," are drawbacks lo the flattering picture, but that "the Democrats can not elect better man" ia a piece of new de cidedly refreshing, whichever construction is placed upon it ! The following is from the "Sentinel," of MifRintown, Juniata county. Union and Juniata together elect two Representative. "Our readers are pretty generally aware that a tremendous effort ia being made to elect Mr. Cummings, of Union county, to the next Legislature. One of his friends visited this county recently, and assured our opponents here that the responsibility was upon Juniata ! that Union would do her duty towards the election of Mr. Cum mings, aud that it would only require a clever majority in this county to ensure his success ! And on what ground is this calculation based ! It is simply because Mr. Cummings has pledged himself lo go for the repeal of the present Militia law, and for the repeal of the present School law two of the most salutary measures that have found a place on our statute book for the last quarter of a century. Mr. Cummings would revive the old militia law, which during eighteen years prior to its repeal cost our State within a Iraction of $500,000 over and above the entire in come ! Call you this economy 1 Do the tax-payers of Pennsylvania desire lo re new this heavy lax, and all for nothing t all for the mere fantastic display of a military parade? We can not think so; and we shall be disappointed if both Mr. Cummings and his antiquated notions do not meet with a rebuke this fall that will drive him lo a better platform when he next comes before the people." '"Unfortunately for Mr.Cummings, he is known in this county, and if he does not make a better run in proportion to the rel ative strength of parties in Union co mty than he will in this county, he will hardly ever be heard of after the 9;h of October next. lie is welcome to all he will make by the experiment." Free-soil Advancing! Mr. Filler, the Whig nominee for Canal Commissioner, has advocated the Free-soi; principle from the start. It will be seen by the following frank avowals, that the Democratic nominee holds similar views, with6ut the mysticism and 'alf-and- 'alf shirking of the question manifested by the Pittsburg resolution on the subject. A Letter from Sir. Gamble. Jersey Shore, Sept. 13, 1819. F. E. Smith, W. C. Webb, and Levi Bige. low, Esquires. Gentlemen : I have the honor to ac knowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th instant, propounding to me the follow ing questions,in pursuance of your appoint menl as a Committee for that purpose, by a meeting of" Free Soil Democrats'' held at Tioga on the 3d of September, instant. However reluctant I feel lo give public ity to my " views'' upon a subject so for eign and distinct from the duties and func tions of the office for which I have the honor to be the candidate of the democratic party, I can not, nevertheless, decline to answer questions emanating from, and deemed important by so respectable a pub lic meeting of my fellow citizens. To the first question, namely, " What are your views in relation to the Constitu tional powers of Congress to prohibit Sla very in the territories belonging to the United States, I answer that in my hum. ble judgment. Congress possesses such Constitutional power. To the second question, namely, "If you believe Congress possesses the requisite authority for that purpose, are ynu in favor of the passage of an act extending to nil such territories the principles of the Ordi nance of I7S7,,, I answer that I em in favor of the passage of such an act, or the adoption of any other constitutional mca sure.deemed necessary, in order to prohibit the farther extension of human slavery. With sentiments of the highest respect, I remaiu your obedient servant, John A. Gamble. Awful Suicide ! We see by the New Berlin papers that Daniel Hummel, of Dry Valley, Union Tp, Union Co, took his own life on Tues day of last week. He was subject to the delirium tremens, under which he succee ded, in the presence of his wife, in severing the arteries of his neck using first a razor which his wife wrested from him, next an old scythe which was taken away, and finally a case knife with which he finished his existence. He was only thirty years of age, and leaves four children. What a fearful warning to all those who "taste, touch, or handle" the intoxi cating cup ! The conferees who nominated Mr. Pack er fir the State Senate in the Lycoming district, adopted a resolution instructing him, in case of his election, lo support the Ion. George W. Woodward for the U. S. Senate. tCJli is not often we find so much of quiet humor as well as stern truth in any account of political meetings, as in the following from the Elmira Republican. It is " i.fiicial.M nnd of course true. Many "large nnd enthusiastic meetings" have not even had a "witness" to verify their proceedings, as did the jolly trio below. u Enthuwastic Whig Caucus. At the whig Caucus held at the Mansion House last evening, according to previous notice, there were present Charles W. Dunn, who was elected Chairman, C. G. Fairtnan, who was appointed Secretary ,and William Pulleys who constituted the masses ' It is due lo the occasion to state further that Col. Wm. B. Ju.lson was present in the room, and kindly volunteered his ser vices s witiiesi in cise the regularity of the caucus should hereafter be called in question. The object of the meeting having been stated, the caucus proceeded lo the election of Delegates. The following persons were unanimously selected : to wit Charles W. Dunn, Silas H:ii(jh, Washington Thurman, Miles Covcll, C G. Fairman. Wm. P. Conkle, Erastus Goodrich, E. P. Brooks, and Trum.in Fassett. Resolved. That the thanks of this meet ing be tended to the Chairman for the able discharge ofhis duties. C. W. DUNN, Chairman, j "CruRLEs G. Fairman, Sec.'y." The National Arsenal at Springfield. BY H. W. LO.VOFF.LLOW. This is the Arsenal. Fiom floor to ceilirg. Like the huire organ, rise the burnished arms ; But from the silent pipe no anlhetn pealing Startle the villagers with strange alarms. "irssl km.? What loud lament and diamal misery Will mingle with their wful symphonic ! I hear even now the infinite, fierce choros The criea of agony, the endles groan, Which through the agea that have gone before na In long reverberation reach oui own On helm and harness ringa the Raxoq kamrrer ; j Thro'Ciubric lorest roari the N'oneoun'e song; And load, amid the universal clamor, O'er distant deserts sound the Tartar gong. I bear the Florentine, who from his palace Wheel out his bat;le-hll wiih dreadful din ; And Aztec priest upon their teoclli Beat thewild war-drom made of serpei.U skin. The lumull of each sacked and burning village. The shout that eery prayer for mercy drowns. The soMier revels in the mi.M of pillage. The wail of famine in beleaguered town ; The bursting ahetl.the gateway wrenched asunder. The rattling musketry, the clashing blade ; And ever and anon, in tone of thunder, The diapson of the cannonade. I- it, O man, with eoeh discordant noise. n Hb aoch accursed instruments a thear. Tbu drowneat Nature' sweet and kindly voice. And jarreet toe celestial harmonic ! Were half the power that fill the world with error. Or half the wealth bestowed on ramp and courts Given lo redeem the human mind from error. 1 here were DO need of arsenal nor furls. The warrior' name would be a name abhorred .' And everv nation that should lift again la hand against a brother, on ita forehead Would wear for ever the dire curse of Clin ! I'own the dark future, thro' long generations. The echoing aouuds grow fainter and then And like a hell, with solemn, aweet vibrations, I bear once more the voice of Christ say "Peace." Peace ! and no longer from it braten portal I be blast of V ar great organ shake the skies! But, beautiful as songs of lh' immortal, i be holy melodies of love arue. One of the Printers. There is a good practical printer by the name of John Evans, who lives at Bata via, Ohio, w ho educated himself at a dis tinguished Literary Institution in New Hampshire, is a practical farmer, has taught sch'iols of various grades in New I'.ngland, traveled through most of the Slates of the Union, taught "High School" in Ohio, a " Seminary" in Kentucky, an Academy" in llliniis and one in Mis souri ; been superintendent of Common Schools aud School Examiner, a President of a College of Teachers, and of a Litera ry Association, who once offered a prize of 1550 for the best method of teaching the branches usually taught in a High School, and 23 for those taught in a Common School ; who has acted in the capacity of Editor of three different (newspapers, and more or less in the capacity of Constable, Sheriff, County Treasurer, Reeorder.Auc lioneer and Merchant, wholesale Pedler, and Postmaster at three different places ; who is a practical Surveyor, Engineer, Mapmaker, also a regular member of the Bar, and Notary Public, dec, tie., and who works at the printing business more or less nearly every day. He is about 30 years of age, and in easy circumstances. His father died very poor, when be was young, and bis mother supported the fam ily several years by bard labor. He has made himself what be is. Cin- Com. Fattening Animals. At this season, the attention of the farm er is often directed to the fattening of those animals which are intended for the butcher; and it is important for him to know how he may turn such articles of food as he may have on hand for this purpose to the best account. Several articles, such as pumpkins and apples, will col keep long. and are to be used in their season, if at all The least nutritious articles,so far as it can be done conveniently .should be fed out first; alterwards those that are more nutritive. Fattening animals should be kept quiet.and suffered to take no more exercise than is necessary for their health. All exercise, more than this, calls lor an expenditure of food, which does not avail anything in the process of fattening. They should be fed regularly, with suitable food, and thai pro perly prepared ; and as much should be given them as they are able to convert in to flesh and fat, without waste. "In the animal economy, the accumulating of fat and extra flesh, is only a deposit of super fluous nutriment, which not being required by the system at one time, is laid by for future emergencies; and it must be obvi ous that the larger the quantity of food which a fattening animal can be made to consume daily, with a good appeiite, or to digest thoroughly, the greater will be the amount of flesh and fat gained in propor tion to the whole quantity of food con sumed. Animals will not thrive with any amount of food where they are uneasy and discon tented, even if they are so closely confined that they can not wear off their flesh by - ' - u is,h"erre -po"1 thai tney be led regularly, and there should he nothing lo disturb them, or excite fear or discontent. Of ihe root crops, for nutritive properties, potatoes stand first ; then carrots, ru'.a ba- gas, mangel-wurzels, which are nearly as valuable as potatoes ; while the English turnip is the least valuable and nutritious. Of grain, wheat stands first ; then peas, In dian corn, barley, and last, oats. Much In dian corn is used in fattening animals es pecially, swine. For these, there is un doubtedly a great gain in having it both ground and cooked. It is said that w here swine are fed on mush or hasty-pudding. they are much more quiet, and consequent ly gain flesh much faster, then when the same ingredients are fed to them uncooked, The following hints on this subject, from ihat valuable agricultural journal, the Al bany Cultivator, will be found ef interest : "Substances in which ihe nutriment is much concentrated, should be fed with care, There ia danger, especially when the ani mal is first put to feed, that more may be eaten at once then the digestive organs can manage. Meal of Indian corn is highly nu tritive,and when properly fed causes to fat ten faster thrn almost any other food. They will not, however, bear to be exclusively kept on this article for a great length of time. Meal made from the heaviest varie ties of corn, especially thai from the hard flinty kinds grown in the northern and ea stern states.is quite too strong food for cat' tie, sheep, or horses, to be full fed upon. Hence one of the advantages of having the cob ground with the corn, by which the nu triment is diffused through a greater bulk, lays lighter in the stomach, and is thoru' ly digested. The effect of pure corn meal on animals.we suppose to be similar to that sometimes produced on our own species by the .use of fine wheaten flour the subject becomes dyspeptic, and is forced to eat bread which has bran mixed with the flour. The mixture of the cob with the meal, an swers the same purpose of the bran the health of the animal is preserved, and the process of digestion goes on uninterrupted ly. In fact the advantages of grinding the cob and corn together for feeding1 cattle may be said to be well established. For hogs.the benefit of the cob is not.we think, so evident, those animals appearing to be better adapted for laking their nourishment in a concentrated form, than those which ruminate, or chew the cud. Yet food suf ficiently bulky to effect the distention of the bowels is necessary for hogs. 'Hay or straw.cul into lengths so short as to be readily mixed with meal, answers a good purpose in rendering the meal easy of digestion, and in enabling the animal to extract from it all the nutriment. "The conclusion arrived at from the re sult of a series of expe riments instituted by a Highland Society of Scotland, a few years ago, was, that the superiority of cooked over uncooked food for rattle is but trifling, and not sufficient to balance the cost ; but for bogs, the extra cost of prepa ration was repaid. "The appetite and health of animals are promoted by giving a variety of food. This fact has led to the preparations for fattening stock. For fattening hogs we have used with advantage the following mixtures. 1. Two parts potatoes and two parts pumpkins; boil together until they can be mashed fine then add one part meal, stir ring and mixing intimately together. The heat of the potatoes and pumpkins will scald or cook the meal, and when cold the mixture will be a stitt pudding. . 1 wo parts potatoes, and two of ripe, palatable apples,(either sweet or sour ;) boil till they can be mashed fine then add one part meal, (either from corn, barley, or oats and peas, allowing the same weights,) and mix together while the potatoes and apples are hot. "Hogs are more fond of food when it has slightly fermented, (not become pung enlly sour,) and they appear to fatten fist er if it is fed to them in this state. We have never seen hogs thrive faster than w hen fed on these mixtures, with occasionally a little dairy slop.and we have always found the pork solid and of good quality." Common Sense. She came among the glittering crowd A maiden fair, without pretence. And when they aaked ber humble name, She whispered mildly, 'Csmmon Sense." Her modest garb drew every eye. Her ample cloak, her ahur of leather And when they aneered. she simply said, "I dresa according to the weather. Tbey argued long, and reasoned l-'ud Ia dubious Hindoo phrae mysterious, Whi'e she, poor child, :ould not divine Why girl so youug should be serious. Tbey knew the length of Plato' beard. And bow the scholar wrote in rSuturn She atudied an'.hor not ao deep. And took the Bible tor bet pattern. And ao she said, " Excuse me, friends, I find all have their proper places. And Common Sente should atay at hoaae. Wiih cheerful hearts and entiling I Comforts of an Editor Somebody who "knows the rnpos, thus discourses of the comforts attending the life editorial. If he does not fill up his paper with news of importance, whether there are any or not, it is condemned for not being what it purports to be a newspaper. If he does not at least fill one column evey week with something laughable, his folio is pronounced uninteresting. If a public nuisance should exist, notice of it would offend ; and not to notice would be censured. If he does not publish all the deaths and marriages that occur in the world for twen ty miles around, whether he hears of them or not, he is not fit for an editor. If every paper does not contain a goodly number of "Suicides, Horrible, Mjrders, and Melancholy Accidents," it is a dull, un welcome sheet. If half of the gloomy transactions which occur ate recorded, it is spumed as a ve hicle of calamities. If his paper contains advertisements the general reader murmurs ; if it does not, the man of business will not patronize it. If a dozen friends call on him while he is correcting his proof-sheet, and one error escapes detection, he is the biggest blunder head in the world. Farming in the Virginia Valley The Rockingham Register states that Mr. Reu ben Moore, of that county, last year made nn his farm and hauled to market oerr nine h undred barrels of fluur t besides what he used in his own family. With six hands and one wagon and team, he did the work on the farm, as well as the hauling to mar ket ! The crop was ground in his own mill, so that everything was done by him self and upin his own premises. In ad dition to the large quanity of flour made and sold from his farm, Mr. M. also had 50 fat cattle to sell ! A Neat Cook. We have heard of a lady who was so very particularly neat, that she would always nicely wash her eggs before she broke them into the pan to fry, and was always particularly cartful. moreover.to spit in the pan lo see if the fat was hot enough to fry them. Now this, we hink, is being a Utile too paxticclah. Gammon. A s'ump orator who wished to gammon some Germans just previous to an election,tn order to obtain tbeir votes, observed that though t;e was not a German himself he had a brother who was retnor- ably fond of German sausages. Transplanflata; Tree. We find in the Utica Gazette, facia showing that it is not necessary to select small trees for transplanting, in order to ensure their growth. Large trees may be j as successfully planted as . small ooet. The mode and result of afl experiment, made by Messrs. Pomeroy and Dutton, of Utica, are thus given : These gentlemen transplanted trees, comprising maples, elms.beech, &c, some thirty feet in height, which were transplanted without being shorn of any of their branches. The pro cess of removal was as follows : In the fall, before the frost, a trench was dug around the trees selected, from ten to fit' teen feet in dismeter.and the roots severed. In the winter when the grouod had become solid from freezing, the trees were pulled out by the aid of oxen and levers, with the mass of earth firmly attached to the roots. They were then transported erect on a strong sled, built for the purpose, and set out. These trees grew in open hod, a mile and a ball from the city. They put on their foliage last spring as if wholly unconscious that they were not still in their native soil, and the enterprising gen tlemen who undertook this unusual course, are rewarded with shade trees which by the old practice it would have required twenty years to produee. This plan is not a novel one. We saw it practised in our boyhood; and the giant trees are still waving their branches as freshly as if never transplanted from their original lo cation. At the same time that the trench es are dug around the selected trees, the holes should be prepared in the places to which they are to be removed. Temperance Anecdote. A man was taken before a magistrate for having while drunk knocked down in the street a min ister of religion. The prisoner was fully convicted of the offence, but by the rever end gentleman whom he had injured, was liberated on signing the letotal pledge for a month. At the expiration of the month, he called at the bouse of the divine, and being introduced he expressed his gratitude for effects of the pledge he had submitted to, and concluded with expressicg the ut most sorrow at not having met and knock ed down his reverence 30 years before. The rioters who stopped the Lehigh coal trade a few months ago, and interfered so materially with the interest of the State in its trade on the Delaware division, have had their trial at Easton, and those con victed sentenced to a fine and imprison ment. The severest was Thomas Belsford, who was fined $ 00 and ordered to give $5,000 to keep the peace for five years. A writer in the New York Sun says, it is injurious to cough leaning forward, as it serves to compress the lungs, and snake the irritation greater. Persons prone to this enjoyment should keep their neck straight and throw out tbeir chest. By these means the lungs expand and the art of coughing is perhaps as important ia its way as any other. Gutta Percha Tubes are now laid down, in some English churches, from the pulpit to the pews of deaf persons, by which they are enabled to hear the preacher. Eng lish Paper. All that is now needed is a gutta percha contrivance to reach the consciences of sinners. Complimentary. Mr. Wm. B. Taylor. Chief Clerk in the New York Post Office, has been presented by a number of mer chants of that city with three pieces of sil ver plate. Mr. Taylor has been connected with the post office of New York nearly thirty years. Polar Bear Shot. An immense white or polar bear was recently shot by the cap tain and crew of a fishing vessel nn the North-eastern Coast of Labrador. He mea sured 1 6 feet and weighed 2500 pounds. The skin was taken to Halifax to be stuffed. Anagram. The following was found among the manuscripts of William Oldys, by his executors : "in word and Will I sat a friend to yna I And one friend Oca is worth an hondml sew. "The Pbess. It ex presses truth, re presses error, fm-presaes knowledge, and op-presses uone." We thought this too good to be ji-pressed, and therefore pub. lish it. M Why is it New Englanders always answer a question by asking one in re turn f "Du they?" was Jouathau'a reply- It is a roazim with tho Jews, that he who did not bring up his son to some boo- " est calling brought him tin a thief.