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The Flowing BowL
0 give me a bowl of good old wine,
Pressed from the fruit. of the fragrant vine ;
It warms the heart, it gladdens the soul,
There's nothing so good as the flowing bowl
Crowned with the juice of the fruit the while,'
That blooms in lone Madeira's Isle.
Lovers of wealth may seek for the gold
Which California's mine; enfold ;
Aye,_ cross o'er the boundlass surging main,
And there toil and drudge fur filthy gain—
May lay up their stoics of wealth untold ;
Yet, OM their he,.arts are seared and cold—
While mine is as free as the waves that roll,
Warmed by the wine from the flowing bowl
They may have their gold, but I am cotitent,
If I am not worth the first red cent—
Only a fippasid me, that is mine,
To buy me a glass of racy wino. t
Ye lovers of fame to war may go •
And seek for death amid the
Rush 'mid the battle's fiercest shock, , [ruck ;
Till the air grows thick and the (mountain'.
Where the living men regardless quid.
Outhe torn breasts of the piled up . Pead ;
Hut as for me, " the wished for g o al"
Is wine to quaff from the flowing bowl.
Montrree, August, 1840.,
For the Susquehanna Register,
- Emrroa :—I do not anticiptte that the origin
f any graft
raced to my humble self; still, as in our coun - tn 7 -
rery person is entitled
ions topics of interest to the " sovereign People."
t may i mot be improper through the Medium of
our excellent paper, t 9 offer a few remarks upon
e system of .common school education ms estab
ished in our own state. It can hardly ibe admit
ted that the majority of community, deeply inter
.. . .
cActl as they are iu the success-of this Institution,
can be fully aware of the fact, thai our common
Litool law is totally defective in detail, if not in
principle, and of course falls far short of fulfilling
the desired and desig,tied end. True ; some of its
provisions may be 'wholesome and salutary, and
prolrably the whole was ilesii,med to he, but it is
with this-as kis with everything else—
" One sickly sheep infects the thick, !
And poisons all the rest."
Now it-is very easy to venture the prediction.'
that until those most interested in haying good
schools, ( I mean parents). examine this matter at
tentively, all the exertion put forth by others will
be unavailing, and no change for the betler will be
wrought. It is a fact, that but few persons who
engage as teackers at the present day dare hope
to acquit themselves honorably of their charge -,
or to draw forth the , eulog,itim of being passabki
teethes, and very many thus presumptuous, find
in the end that hopes are all fleeting shadows.
The question is often asked ; why do we not
have good schools P had it is very often gravely re•
nuirked by those who see nothing but degeneracy
in the present generation, that " we_ don't have
such school teachers as we used to have." citsii
however true this may be in the abstract, it nlay
quite easy be shown that we should have such
teachers, and a plenty of them too, if our school
law was what it ouget to be. and parents would do
their duty._ 1.00/1 for instance to the provisions
made for the hiring and paying i of-lPssehers, and
tell me, could it have been conceived in more cotr
summate folly h The Whole matter till quite rez
wady (not much better now) was vested in the
haisds of irresponsible •" Directors," empowered to
make all the contracts for teachers, regulate the
price per month, making it Uniform throughout the
whole township, thus arrogating the right, not only
ofdie teacher to get his own price upon his labor
but also of the proprietors to employ such a tea*
er, and at what rate they might choose. In this
case, the experienced and qualified teacher is plac
ed not in competition with the inexperienced and
unqualified, but on a level with them, and from
these very circumstances be sees no inducement to
put forth more than ordinary exertion, being as
sured in the first instance,that they receive the same .
pecuniary reward as himself, and in the second
instance, that he can hardly fan to receive Ids full
menu* of curses, and that theirs can be no more
than fll. But the proprietors are also disaffected
as well as the teacher. They can see no tangible
reason why they should be deprived of the right of
aegotiatinvrith, and for a teacher as they please.
This disaffection very readily communicates to the
edacires, and hence every imperfection in the tom=
4 whether imaginary or real; however trivial it
matte, - is MogcliFiegrby them and readily repari.-
e d to ilk. ims t a t ta, who oftentimes without listening
to the. inice Tf *awn, being dissatisfied that th e
teacher is seeonntable to the directors, and not to
them ; s timietkaai the bands of the children in their
,', , „
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to dii teacher, and the - consequences
ybe read il y r' f 4 lrrer;"7 4 4 lr • teache r leaves . 1 4s '
~. : - siek at heart, tUr4•I9I I Y, resolved never, to
These sze.very few of the ocaarqiimees arisin g I
a defective systern,oledaqiitioi; Asa does sit
beeosne the imperativi.duty,oreyarx.perrtyes
ylaresits, to examine ha"o
. !Orihshiinirin its elements the ;fir4 atNLbeig eft
4,:.4perican cateni : •
• ty old fellow fo hie-wife, ro believe OA. inu*.
ed his wits; in &Allow vistaor,
PlY ) ktr Your Dem/paper: WA NMI lad *l *
auk—rastial by pu, '
rot the Stuquehatina Register.
Awn "mountain Scenes: , an :linpublisAed Work
.* * * Maur is an unspeakable poetry about
mountains. There - is- a cabalistiod , lore , coining
down, from the olden time, retained as it were by
the mountain spright, in they hidden recess„ in the
deep dark glen, in the fitful) shadow as it hovers
about the dark evergreen on the distant, height.--
It is whispered of* the winds as they go sigh
ing through the tall tre‘v ; the rivulet dancing down
the mountain gorge, ,babbles, forth the fait7 tale
they are songs of the mountain,—they are teachings
to the heart of the past,—they adumbrate the dim
regions of the future.
-0 ye :watch-towers of nations! ye monuments
built of the Eternal architect ! the glorious suotil
deth your time worn crests,—th°' *niers of old
Oman surge ceaseless at your feet. But still you
stand, impervious, unmoved, soleum arid sublime
A thousand limpid rills gush up from your in
mtkit bosoms, and wander far away to gladden the
hearts of men. Methinks I see the shepherd and
his flocks, on the mountains;: a thousand flocks on
a thousand hills ;—so nuaii - dots in the distance,
but mingling they form a fleecy cloud to wander
up and down the, motuttnin side: 'I is a scene of
beauty fur the eve—'tis enchantment to the soul !
•••. • • •
In the dark night, the cottage in the valley be
low bears the sublime roar, like ocean, on the moun
tain—be knows that the stornetiends are battling
—he'fhinks of the dreary mountain—he draws
his seat.to the fire, grid tells the little ones at his
knee, a sad, melanchOly tale. "Its a sombre ptge
in the mountain-history !
But. the morrow'il dawn!-- , the umuntain-top
tens in the early sunbeam, the'Lleuse mass of ra-
ling crag, dispc-rses*td ranislms—the phantoms of
and the shepherd's song is cheard—Yhe dismal tide
was told last MAI, 'twas in the drear night-storm
—the tale is now forgotten—'tis the enchanting
morn. Thus, 0 mountain, the frowns and smiles
iu thine aspect are symbolic-A of the tone or feel
ings in num. The mount.citt dtorni=the black im
pending cloud hanging around the towering clitf—
the, w ild howling tornado that rideth the moun
tain's back '.—"tis the dark; ixmtry of glooMand awe,
to the heart of man.
But' there is the bad ny , zephyr, at the stilly
main day, the light amber donde floating on the
fringed horizon ; the softand dreamy sunlight—the
varying cadence of a shaitherd's pipe, the outpour
ed melody of - woodland 4iinstrelsy, the murmuring
of the embosiimeil fiaintain,=li.4 this, the soft en
chanting euphony, that steals upon the senses, and
draws the heart captive: up into the mountain—
into the mystic shadows of the ancient mountains.
* * * The Mortal slinnbereth, and the sprights
keep watch—they whisper dreamy tales in his ear ;
in his slumber la.--wandereth to flowery elf-1
a gleam '
of sunshine . 6on the care-worn .cl=
PICKPOCKET TRAPPED'f--•••air. Simeon' Price an el
derly and very respectable gentlemen from one of
the interior Counties of this State arrived in town
a short time since. and had his pocket picked at
the Post Office door. its loss was not very great
—for the wallet purloined Contained nothing but a
razed, shinplaster representative oft ; Mr.
Price being an ingenioa4 man and somewhat fond
of a practial joke, rsolved to have some satisfac
tion for the impudent invasion of his coat tali puck=
et In pursuance Of his plan, ho went to a hard
ware store and purchased a rat-trap. with a good
sharp double row of teeth ; this instrument being
properly arranged for active service, was placed in
the capacious rear pocket of his brown coat—and
then with much - artlessness of manner Mr. Price
took his position lathe Past Office window, among
the crowd which V alined constantly assembling
on the spot.
Mr. Price is an old spiwisman, and has a keen
relish for all sorts Of huntin4ild trapping. Ile had
caugtt many a fi,x, rabirit,lsquirrel, weasel, skunk,
ikc.„ in is tinie, but die game now in prospect had
something of novelty. which tickled his fancy ex ,
ceedinglv.. After he had jwaited with that keen
expectation which srmtempn only can appreciate,
for abodt ten Militates,. a snap was heard, as a sailor
might say, " under his quarter," and the exclama
tion, " °etch r in atone ekpressive of surprise and
distress, immediately. followed
On turning around, Mr.! Price observed a well
dressed young riser, with fine .auburn whiskers„.,
lieldin,g up his hand—on tiro fingers of which the
rattrap maintained'an uneasy grip. " I beg your
pardon, Pit," said Mr. Price, "my nit trap. I be
lieve." At the samo ameba disc gaged the ma
clan' e., and replaced: it in his pocket. •
As Boon as the spectators understood the joke„
a loud har„ob Was raised at the expense of the ope
rator, whose nimble finger were rather badly 1a.15-
ended, and bled profusely. Mr. Price was=
welt satisfied with the result, but a, police
wire happens/ to he closei by, arrested the blight
Otthe bloOdy harld.,itind 'produced, him at the cui
ternary hour or . autficat cr. Mr. Price riot appearing
to prosecute, the' trantignissor, with his offending
digits still nailed tip was discharged.
Alter this affair, T oe veisi chiefly: - gentlemen,.
with reily eta, may visit the pos.
tee; and other public plates, with More ettiairitY.
esisitiallY-if they placard Itheirciat tails with," t&-
ware of rat traps r
‘ PET Y 1:3000.-4 Judge was reprimanding an
atteineyky bring* several small suits into omit,
and remarked 'that it tionld have beeiin3l4 better,
for all patties bad be p h is'elicntsfnUntie
their . earstes to the Vbittitiaiof torn or three 'bon
est men. -"Please paulsonor. l retorted -the law.
yer." re did , not.choose to,troublaAair-Cnlen
th6 T - " • •
PhiladOtplkisithdr4ty says; aiVirtist h 1 that
city painted a cow and alcabhage so natnrat-thist
heir*, obliged toaepanite them beksre; they. Arite
the al.'. aumenceikeit*
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DT ATUEZTONI FUMY
MONTOSE, PENN'A., THURSDAY, gEPTEMAER , 6, '1849.
From Cliember's'Editibuig Jotunal.
An,Affair of Honor.
I am reminded by a recent article in the Journal, of
the Single combats Which in fernier times were
wont tis'defile the greens turf of my native Wand.
Of course I need not •Sisune that ; the two
simple ideas of fighting" and "teen," infill
libly suggest - to - the least logical intellect in Great
Britian ; a eixilpiiinstlone representing the locality
; !nlended. But,eltough the progress of civilxation
to rul:ecou.nli.7:4 9 , through many painful gausses,
wefully retarded, yet there is seine comfort
in reflecting, that, the enormity of :duel li ng, mar be
classed among, the things that " have been, teal are
not." I will ; however, for the amusement of my 1
readers,. relate_ the history of ,an affair of honor
whith twk place. in a district of Munster, seine six
ty or.sesventy years ago.
Albeit, a w ild locality, so far as the natural fea
tures of the landstaise were concerned, yet the vi
Baniagore, as, for the double reason of
coactsalmtnt anti euphony, I shall call it, was a tot
trebly peaceable place, viewed .with respect to its
inhabitants. Barring the ecetsioual beating of n :
tithe-protector, of ducking of a sheriff's officer, the ;
country for miles around the village which gave it ,
a name, was free singularly front agrarian outrage.
The land/ was divided into moderately' sized cs• !
totes,e&i • l, supporting the hospitable mansion of at I
country gentleman, with his pod-natured wifeand
their liiintisoine, !fro!ivking progeny. During a long
series of years various intentiarrtages had taken
,place between the several fatuities; strthat at the I
time I write of, there WAS scarcely an individual of ;
note in the country, who would not clahn cousin
oue w e a chgentlemanatridereevwer)a.%, t h an u e we ti % f .er ld ‘ s vi t i se u i u g .u h . ht u trs .h . o - 1.
ly unetamectesi with, the magnates of die district.
He was a Mr. Foots, a rich old bachelor, residing !
in . a very pretty:- cottage close to the boundary
hedge of a large estate whiCh had lain for some I
time tumcctipied. The dwelling of Mr. Fooks stood
in the midst of a beautifully cultivates] pleasure
ground, a wilderness of sweets,' where the emerald
turf of the lawn was soft, and rich, and smiling, as
though it lay in the heart of 'Engin e 's sunny
Hampshire. A kind limn was )Ir. Fooks beloved
by the . squires, with w.honi he,never quarreled,
when, m the heatuf the chase, following the hounds
standing his uniform desertion of the dining room I
and! the first maitguin of claret had gone its rounds
whidn woad not - Wive been easily par
doned in anyone else ; but Mr. rooks was a priv
ileged man, and, as the ladies were wont to remark,
it was really a comfort to feel sure of having one
gentleman steady on his legin the drawiig room, 1
so that one might venture to give him a cup of cof
fee without the (thence of Imving• half of it spilled
on one's best satin."
With the young people he was an especial fa
vorite. ice Letter partner hi " Sir Roger de Co
verly," or merrier opponent in the game of " matri
mony," could hermitic! in the entire country ; while
his skill in making burleys" for the boys, and
carving woddenjlabies for the girls, secured for
tuna a widespread popularity among the rising
generation. By common consent, he was known
in the neighborhood as " holy Fooks;" and this ep
ithet *ll9 bestowed, not in ridicule, but as a sincere
acknowledgment .or his singularly blameless mid
useful life.. ;Perhaps it also meant to cominemo
rate a peculiarity in his characier—he was- never
known to .fight ; From the tithe-protector, whom ,
he hospitably entertained and. regularly paid—an
unprecedented liut of conduct, which caused that
much enduring man to exclaim,," Sure Barnagore
would be a hea!ven upon earth, if every man in it
were like Holy' Fools"—from the tithe-protector -
down to the urchins whom he often caught snaring
hares or cutting sticks in hie woods, he never abus
ed or qus u with any one. Yet Holy Fmk!,
was nn coward t that the 'poor, ,wftlocr. at the mill
would readily testify to, slime little fair haired boy
he saved from drowning by jumping into the mill
pond at rte. imminent risk of his life. And when
Tom, Malonev'slhouse was burned, who but Holy
Fooks could - be found to, tread the filing floor ;
and with! one band cling to the blackened rafters,
with the other to seize in succession three children,
and hand them safely to those outside f Mr. Fools
was; in short, that, I grieve to say, anomalous clew.
acter in Ireland—a brace good man who would not
The estate which bounded his, had lain, I have
said, for some time unoccupied ; but at length a
tomtit for it appeared in the person of a professed
duellist from Tipperary, who, having made that
fiery locality too hot to hold -him, and possessing
as much money as impudence, i resolved to settle
at Ikutuigore, and break fresit ground among its
peaceful inhabitants. Tom Magennis, for such was
his name, hail pot been long settled in his new res
idence ere he managed to establish several " very
pretty quarrels with his neighbors. He was au
unerring shot, Sehludfaiting to, kill Ins man at any
number of paces, as the infamous fighting Fitzger
ald. He challenged one -young gentleman, fur ac-
cidentally touching his cap with his whip as they
were leaping together across O. stream following
the hounds. A reconciliation was rejected by the
scornful.bully t they met ; andlan hour afterwards
a fine lad, the hope of his horne, was carried home
a lifeless corpee.
' The nehglibering gentlemen) tried to send, 3lag,-
ennis to " Coventry,' but it would not do ; he was_
a man of good, Gamily, and trill to maintain his po
sition in society literally at th point of his sword.
Every one wished him away, but who sas to " bell
It happened that a
belonging to Mr.
Fools lay next to the uppermer of .Mageunis'
leant, to which this latter to lime it annexed
—he accordingly- wrote a letter, couched in very
high end mighty l atyle, requiring his pacifie neigh
bar to sell the piece of, ground m question. A. po-
lite midy in the negative was returned ; and Maik
with•rage at having his will opposed,
haStened to seek an interview with Mr. Fooks.—
He found that gentleman seated in his pleasant
parlor surrottnaed by his. 'atlas ; and after the
find salutations were passed,
.Magennis began a -
"Ilea Fook4, am I to understand from your letter
thit you, ramie to let e have the lawn field l"
Cerhiinly;. Sir, m I have no intention whatever of
" But I. I Went It; and have it
I.,shottld be sciiiy," said Mr, looks " to
diiintligea:neiglibor.; - but I ain *sure Mi. Magennis
will seethe impropriety repressing the matter far
ther' whim I Irepeat.lh - at tort determined 'nut Jo
YOu iironi 4- t *II it r 3
!;" No sir."' !•!' •
' 4 Then," said Ida Orris, ;HU, a fearful imprem
tion,*if.vou idon't'grro , nio the tkild you sWI give
me' sattaaction ; and •mo(ybti • I'll fad four ' heirs,
executors, administrators andassigns' easier to deal
with than yourself."-
quitetr,stitilei thalcoubtctualge Of
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to. Meit hiss..*! l -71
t not. unit. versed in - inch matters," Said'
te.rt b ... f ui. l lly be :loL ie ol% i t - e it. L ipo ie ! - c cli. :ll :i n i be l ti en ci t fit t il l )reit ti re rt ohnu. l oose ‘ .e • t_ i
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4 , 1401 t to scrod tl's -.. • • .•, un y have
w it i:it tli v ii nt bi l l ilt il e r , ru m b t w boy ; the sooner the better."
his hands with delight atthe -
:proore t of slaving another num. ..
t a ire nr;tge wel i ll t t l h4 la sseet :e id a m c s l l l ll4 isf ilt s 7 is fik es gs' i l t l ite ll irn ii"* t i e ' t to m il-2d it ia'i h i: i: : • Li at -l e o % til- - ). ;
er he choose.' Eet the place of meeting be - the wide
Osmium between the schoolhouse and the mill ;
a til ? til i t i s t e vi il 2 111 , Irran s i ' i c y l . oc :eti lt ry t e re gn.t t: Ari n i4 ol f ;r e l e n i ; v : eur. a .i n ite d i
I.l.nri l d :t . :_h t,:a t i i ii n dk :il; .. )
is fir s t driven off the field' be declared vanquished."
that ill con, aniZit with a long sivord, ohdomunt•
tit on my limiter pightlyer, I'll ride you linen, mid
split you like a lark hefore von colt say Juck Rob
inson t Howeveohat's your look out, not Ilene;
so 111.01 nurse I agreC to what you prlp,k-e, and have
the honor to wish you a very good. morning."
- Ife then walkediaway, maryelliti4 much at the
cooln e s s of hi s antagonist; and thinking what fun i
lie• would have onle Morrow. Every late 'he met.
was told of the joy and invited to witness the
conduit. Great was the consternation caOsed by
the ileWi throughinit Barnagore.
"To think, ' said 11r. Penrose: one of the chief
landed pn•prietors, - that our I lily Fooks, who
would not willingly Wend a worm, is tube ,ilaugh
tered ice this scoundrel ; it Hoist not be, 11l go to
him, and offer to,flght hint in his stead."
Accordingly, he repaired to the dwelling of Mr.
Fooks, and found that gentleman as tranquilly oc
cupied with his books as when he was visited bv -
Magennis in the Morning.
" A bird! b , ices? 1116. Flasks," said. Mr. Penrose;
" a very bad Jushiess. W hy. man, rather than you
should meet .lagennis, 11l fight the rascal myself."
-re•solved to give him the meeting he desires. _Per
in - 4w," he added, smiling. " the result may be dif
ferent from what you tunicirctte
"Oh, my-dear Fooks,"_ ,mid his 'friend, '"
I beseech you, build_ on Mot.. The fellow is a reg
ular assa_ssin. and if he had his deserts, would lo
friends on the gminid to' see fair Idav, and have .
&at ia a 0i,......r..t.:,--..c...--w i tureocal peed' of consult-'.
tion, and a hearty shake of the hand, Mr. Penrose
took leave of his friend, who, during the remainder
of the day stayed within doors, and declined seeing
any visitors. On 'the , following morning, a large
concourse of people, including indeed, nearly every
inhabitant of the parish, assembled on the common ,
to see the appnutching cotfibat. Long and loud
were the lamentations of the poorer issople, who
had experienced much kindnes's from Mr. Fooks, - nt
the fate that awaited him ; while the deepened
tones and darkened looks of the gentlemen testifi
ed their sympathy with' him, and their abhorrence
of his antagonist. Precisely at 12 O'clock, Magen
nis appeared i on the field, mounted on a splendid
blood horse: • a dagger was stuck in his belt, and
Ire brandished an enormous two-edged sword in
his lituul. He csuft'a scornful glance around, and
not seeing his antagonist, exclaimed, without ad
dressing any onein particular, "1 thought thevoiv.
_ardly fool would be-afraid to meet me; but if lie
sneaks away, perhaps one of his friends, • (with a
sarcastic emphasis,) will take his obis."
I " Here he comes himself !" cried a bow, throwing
un his bat, and a general cheer announced the ap
proachof Holy }looks.
He adianced rapidly, mounted on a Retry pony
of so diminutive ;a size,. that it's rider's feet were
raised brit a little above the ground. He Wits coin
pletely enveloped in an ample crim - sois dressing
gown, which wired and flaunted in the - breeze
after a singular fashion. - In his• right hand he bore
something which had the appearance of a long
lance; but which having both extremities cowere d
by the' extended folds of the dressing gown, W:44
not, seen clearlY. With his left ;!randrte.
;!randshook tke 7
bridle, mid urged MS- tiny 'steed - towards the" spot
where the astoidshed Magennis was standing.
Whatever the latter gentleman maw have thought.
of Mr. Fooks (*Wm his mottled Gorse seemed to
lave formed his da‘n private opinion on the subject „
for no - sooner did the gaudy dressing gown flaunt
beneath his eyestthan he started, shied, aml began
to prance, in a Manner which caused his' rider te
exclaim, with an expletive too forcible for trans-4
cnptinn. " W ill is the meaning of this': huffoonery 1!
Come on num, and meet me I.kc a man."
• " Always happy to oblige a friend," ' said Mr;
Fooks; suddenly". throwing hack the offensive gar•l
1 m fac e e nt o l f ie h n is ts we l I .oa fls
1 having at One mid a distended' Waddell • contin n uing
r w y e . aix lt ill e a •il l s d a F l i on im g k s i l t en fo s i l l e t r in ist"
some dried }}in ns: A fearful thing it looked in Hut
eves of Hig,lelyer ; and so appalling to his ears teas
bia desTP lted ite , ' t t u b ni e t i sl ui litil
and galloped full speed ucress the common. Aftet
eth dle lr ra te tr o l f in h g ie no nttst i e t r nm , hede-fattity
Ides rode Fooksi., Shaking his rattle and shouti no",
"dome back, Mii Magennis !come.lawk I 'ti43 n shame
for you man to- afraid of a dressing gown and a
child's rattle !" i , '
But faster and faster flew the affrighted horse
baring his enraLTed master by!yond the sound of the
inextinguishable l a ughter which hailed his defeat,
. and the blosull'ms triumph of Holy Fooks. The
bully had tint antrage to return to the emmtry and
brave the merciless ridicule that awaited him.—
He dis Posed of Whig groperty and ref irestte England
where •he was compelled to live in pence as hits
neighbors Soon learned to appreciate him and de
clined to indulge Isis p tsity for fighting. • Yet
the fint . perseilwho did associate with Mr. Mag,eo-
nil, were' often sizzled to aecntmt for theAransp4o
of rage which posseseedhim whenever the•slightest
allusion wzr nwtle in'hisrenee to dried pima,
• Kerry ponies or crimson ressirej,' -gowns:
FILANKI" " B OOTOFFICE LEDGEil.7)lr.'Cist, at Cio
chnuiti. reeentl visited Washington, and of coutse .
all ancient and curious things were looked up.--.
lie mys : ' . i .
I was showniby the chief- clerk in the interior
departinent of the Post Offit.v,the first Wirt. open
edi by the dl.Tdi AStates, during the adutitustratiOn
of Dr. Fr4ik " ,the first rost, Mister General in the
service: It is hlatik book of some three., or four
quires, very lit le.superier to an every, day , blotter
of the preseut ve but sufficient to,hold fill the pTt
office pectin:its, three Or four Years , froia, the. esinh
lishment Of the of inJune 16, ens,, ,I. observe
Dr. Franklin charges himself witli.one pite,s salary
from that - date— ' I OM. It aerye.4 to viea forrAle
imptrsumof rprogress of this deparreent since,
that all the e trws are ;undo in. his •otra Writ"' ~.,,,
while nt,this time there qra :over one Itui@rcil Mel,
twenty, ki"iiollla employed in: varions,CapacitieS r iu
this department. - . ..; •- . I
l i k
• t;5 1, 1 ••• --.----e-----41.--T-4---_-", .1,
11:1,7"-r4hi ," said an chi' toper,..nmontip
upon tintlutibi of a young man, who uas fivitiouy
kiriticti*stii ,hinne ~Ir:4when a Mani -*f a%
' toils pint jii'd utite hh nit AO stnp?"-;_1 1 ,:= 1 'N', O } ','
''. a ^retfil ' IX' said old benswa,xi dirn:' Pe, iMC,
't9 Stnn Wort . ientlecs? a piiit: , '.• ~ ,,-‹ l, , - , t - ._...t
i • , ,
i: . • t •
I , , •
141. ter front: Major
- .. • :.!
_ .. : ni.,2) oniSatit . Rtvga a
e , :a i r u e ly ge l t B t , in l:l4 ,
u * V ieit ..
Deer Alfr,...teitchieii. l,can;t ketlp from writ' to
It S ;: i t i o n f ° Pt ll itt e e r e .. up l htf l e tst in s ttS tilt river territory
andbegiftiting,tn-f6O- a good deal disappointni to
think,t4eneral,Tasti f is; 'adding on to. -th e ,pi,e,.i.
dency. sodong. , I Ticat:in hopes after You cinwhi
ded to stay du..n uivii to 'Mashing:on :Id fight
the lstrile unt,,,,tltt "jou would routed him out by
this thee, MA gintan party a chance to come back
:Tait). Not that ricd got anything ,gin Cliiieral
Taylor; and I don't acv hut whot he's a clever sort
1 1 don't of4ll know en ru lg t leVlttl6ltuhte well
i o l u 3T i e d x l i Tm ; Is, no m d r',.
letrlalcheletiltr6sqltri:yu:nitn. it v . t.) ,ii i i ert. m it .e 7t ; Our, places, nod w e
Figliv ntnaer of puintlis, hopi ' n! , you would upset
th e -hole- apple-cart of ' the Administration and
I. give us all a fair chnlice so pick-up the fruit. But
we're been disappinfrd. I dtin't see as von are
any nearer getting qineral Taylor out of office than
you was three mouths ago. We've . " had w man
ter of meetings up here _about it and talked the
matter over, and smite of our friends are quite 'put
out with you about It, and fling out about your be
ing out, and lust yotir spunk, and don't fight with
the grit you used toy
4 y '' ,.l. . i ( ch lu l t tixa:v us t l lik .o i t n) t u . l 6(l f a u; s r a il e f s: y : o t rt r u . p:i tl *t t l e r°; E- o l u g :o l i ky r e ‘ 3 r l, -4 e im iti t t , a - t te i n n) d l :li vi d r : :: u l u ial t l i n l Net' a. t i Tt' n i l uak :' l ' nit.]
I you. fight like a tiger. They filially agreed if I
1 nni stir
y w o o u ul a d a n n i e i t t l e owi te l y n o peo ti t thea y d o m n in t i t s p t , ra st ti t t a. m s t h o ot thake
l:,t:loug1: ,you ien t todosttie tti ng,tle: iep 7 tie i altlltigr.BLtifi,t.the).dkick
i the party. I asked 'eta how they thought they
could fiat' an organ lo be compared to the Union
ttwi t y," sfl y s BR) ; j one:, says he " we'll take the
Salt Itivertlerald." t -
" But." says I, "yin know the Salt River Herald
mint,hold a candle to the_linion for respectability."
- " I dont care for that," says he, " the Herald is .a.
L tunarter paper ; ite4Ltell two lies to OHL:Mimi:4_
out nom.; tnbrag,' ' says I, t‘ abituf w
iTiii4 . 3-tiii - l - m - g it rt: rotittp„ t...Aiere's one
are decoys oyziverin, *hil .4 Mu, l'affejeG.
ways stood to ; and tint know. two:Wiling to the old -
*:win, which is consldertal worth the most."
I think I rather gkit ahead or' 13111 h f the argu
ment here, for he:cal:titbit answer Inc a word. And
now. my- dear 3le: Ritchie; you see What sort of a
pickle we are in, ani I hope you will spunk up
I . and put your best foot forward ; go at the Admin
i istratitm in earnest ; !take hold of - 'elm like a rill .-
1 monnt, and give 'eni such a clawing that theylfibe
I glad to Vicar out in:: tr hurry. - and let our party
come in and have the rights again that have, be
longed to us this twenty years: Now, I dont Want
to find fault nor con)plain; you know it aint . Inv
' :tater. But I mobil say I think you have beeir
quite too tame along trick, and, too mealy .
ed, as if you wa t afraid to speak out your mind.—
ie i fi s ic t t
ue the isrn .i liiii nstlied
go a atl l /illera d l Taylor
r i in - real
yOU know if we can; cut the head off--the critter'
dead. fluky on inu'4 give him hapler blows than an
youltave used yet. edont denybut wharyou hay '
used some consider: We sniart Words towards 'hi '
I don't deny but r vitut you've called hint a ".dolt,-,
and a "cheat," and •I‘ a tool," and "a mere cypher,
and - a disgace to She country," and "an imbecile ~
ignorant tyrant," and- a whitened sepulchre," . ant
I a' man who" is ili*acing himself," and " a fragtto
of a man ;" and " an eight part !of the Cabinet," an
" the fly: upon the Cixtch wheel," and " - a butcher,
and "a Nero,"tuult
all this dont amount to nothit
r a Moloch," and r , " a Cyclops. .
and such like. llut.
It's only just nudg inttli a man in the ribswith- you ,
elbow, when you ofit to fist and knock him flea
1 over heels. If yotfreally mean to AO any thing,l
wont do to stand winch* words in this soft hind
tay. You must pit the blows ,on with a eled,;,
hammer.. Instead.bf calling hint a dolt, you shot '
call him a nateral hum foot. Instead of allionin_
him to bean eightlil part of a man,yon should sw ,
right up and down; (that is,-if %you do swear) th.
there isn't a particle of the haw or ,hide of a t t .
abotit him. Talk Up in that kind of a way and_o '
party would take Courage, antk feel as if there w
some bels. fur 'on. yet. ,
There s one think that is very important, and I
see that you feel ttitry anrions about it ; and tit t
is, that we should get Genend Taylor out ' , Stint .s:
how. or other oti the Wilmot proviso; kis a sir • ,
and ilisgrace, and it. crime worse than high trot** ,
that he keeps his inouth shot on that subject._ I.
hope von will be ahle to contrive some way or it -
er to get it out of him; but I know it is
, :t "difil«. t"
- matter. Cott tin Nithbv used to hate a way of g' .-.-
ting secrets out ofifolk e s when they was asleep„. t,
holding a leitking -glass over thew face and wh t ,
per* to them:tuad they-would answer any qut
tion she asked ' c Now ef. you could ketch u• ft'
oral Taylor aslecKsomewheret or if you zed, - t
one of the servanifi of the White House to ket
him asleep sonietifee, and hold a looking glassov ,r
hi* Eicet:aud whisper to hint and ask km' who ..t.
he is for or agin Abb. Wilmot pitwiso, probably t e:
secret would be out, and our party would- he . n . ..
i t i l e ol i y i t h h i
-eo lt ru.t t . n o t Ti t n k ; es not a' }iii difference Which side lie cot'
we cm fiabt him as Well one-way as'to -
outforthe prOviSn, 'n'il can run hint down , a, . ,
ready t i i: t a i r ta i t s ,is t l g t. . c track t hints. out .
Giheral Cass.; ani if he comes out tight the :preki=
so,,we can run, him down with Col. Bentene:_t• M
if he ilon't come ant at all, snit afraid.weit
hint dealt' with ii4litiatt.
int it is. ' ..-
the proviso ,
, tr fo y r n y nt .i : i ti se tt e y b o n u v r bt: n t l st pu lri it :get hint : it , nt
So I - remain, pint. patient but Ningry.frienk:
' • • 14 11AJOR JACK..POWNING.
P. . , .
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THE PIMAIDE.T.VISONG THE Peorr.E.—
oie e n 1
sponclent„of the 1. tiltulerphia. Xerra states that
journey of the'llAsitlertt• from Bedford- Spring' it
Somerset was,nuirked by motioned deracarstratit
of public athairatfon. lie sayS-: "At every to n
village, eriL.;.s-rodil,`lntiulet, 'and tavern, they la - c
turned, out enina# l itei.:-inew 'women an d Zhildril.
and greeted him (sas. notraft wag ever before gre 4
ed, at least in this part, 00 tile country." -. .,
The rut,. titotiped to dine ht a small :relict,. li
tavern m•th'e.;M:amtninsonal . after dinner, it p
pears' Gen. Ttrilorintert4 into sonverteditin''' t 1
.a red-hot Imeifiko, winch isthns rtported: -.- ' • , i i •
Loeo , --t . ' Welting up to the President:l' 01 . 1
hound'ye dOt‘ritvglat tt imbe ritt, o see ye, but I'didirt .`:v`
fot-ye4 eause-Vnija.fl , It --.
..parc T.ivtoa.L . T-rtriljnst .as "glad to &de '.yeni' to
all that : I came here to see Whiga, Dinitierati T'
lgatiVea, and nll,, sand am glad .to see all., ..
tOco.4V4o4rif ypt: ilithi*la'be'rfot , of b;
' ! , frf.o,o1 0 0 4 ?'0iirytiliv it' ttiriii4.*ti .IffiC - .114.65-
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eraticAS i ji*4. , ,, n i„e 1. : , -t---;-: 0 1 :: : . j .,4 : :::: . !...„..,c , .... , ...,; -
0 - 11 e; ; ,. 'i1:414.`::-W,hii.ielie .L .coiil4..l -- tiiitii:';iiM l 4
.NiAttqi4l6fsoiiii-taii4tildeii*oiil f .ii 6 diiiiii,
and 1; ofEintme,fdoite'an civilization. , -If I.`shi, ;ill
• ~- .-- . • ' • ' ',l 1.'•:1. , .ill ,
N111VL8E4 , 46:;?
lk , r,
het yoUr friend 4 have - alibi placmand.the 11 , %ii,rf, - - -, 4 4
hste, it would be pro:se:thing. the Sinigs.. l. ' ' - - 7'.--'....-`-„,...,„
Loco—YouYe, right ; Gineml i I.never)hought ofti•' - ii-
IMutt. 1 belierfe the. DemoCrats did have all•tbelNi„,„„,
places----that's # fact I " They - first, gof. theta "" 41 .
!Gland Jackson. • ; '-`. - i -1- , • --- •
4 . .,
G. Tsvt.on t ',-=Yes, my good frieratihey'veliadtt4U.,„
Ipossession or them for noarl,lr ItwentYly, , ears ; anti
Ithey ought to be satisfied with IMr4slt Visaf-} yi
ter.) -,1 -, . . ' q ' --"'" -40:of
This nr;„, , umer4 satisfiedthe Loco, atalhe owne4, '_ . ,414
up. •The_ whole affair ended in :a general la :. , 'terllit;;;
and, slinking thi:. Ueneralby, the liandAaexelaull' ....,3iN
,ed, •.' You're ritht, Gineral," and . repeatedit Untittig*
!the carriage nil ed away. - . -
, ..., , i
Years ago—and for ought we glum ,it. still er.ct
ists--there wrei:a statue in vogue - in Nati - '73 0 1!
shire, legislating the annual election offing 'ioti,„,,, L ,,
. throughout the ;;towes in that State.- :- TV • , ' -
wii.s a lucrativetene in soma places, thouglt, it was
generaltQuideopprobrions, arid the,trafst alms- =1!
ions inili%' ualiii the conunniiity Were asitally ec
lected to fill thts post. 1 ~ k - '- -=
i Farmer Thorew resided in a small town. abotXt
,!Nashua, and prided himself upon tbe.,heatnese., -,- '
this cattle, the c eanliness of his fields, the slynmes i ilis
try of his fence , and the thriftiness ofbia,cerbiA%
—bit fanner has a nervous man, penurious and
lose fisted. /'4 -i:,
I 1 ~ It
Waking may one morning, he discoVeredoon 444
sudden, from Ins chamber window, thr4:;four latgeN
hogs had broktin into a nice yowl orchard of his**
just, beio* the [house, and in his nsrail 4 .eicitablialC4
Blattner, he hurriettion his clothes, surit:traide theirtaj
best of his way down to " Squire LcookOsirp,"(tbe,t%
hog reeve was ialled "Squire,") whom he quicklyr%
aroused, with his ipciferous complaint r = of*
"Now, Squiti,e," he said, "hurry up. I iTheesfouripasti
o my neighbor's hogi got into. my hlt d apple 0r,,;014ii
chard, and 'f yeu'll hurry, it'll. be a job for tend
you ; they're fat ones, and no mistak e,'! 1., lirdlA
"Be right stiltight along," said the SPuire, whoAtir4
remembered the details of the law relaQhß to thisita4
sort of isetzure-jscale half to the hog reeve, and' thes6l
other half to the poor of the town—tualiwithinhaltivrtel
an hour he hack peaceable possession of four. ani-ilif
- mals such as the neighborhood couldn't; otherwiseilien
tritiouMtar, - Atur - Were---- m , trjr . p -- -..LL-_,__ ' -i4
Squire's' storehouse. Farinerrighted u - ; - ruiriig i
when lo! he fikind that a board-had - been ;doroe,dtu,
from the 'idelef the enclosure, and the Arty wasoi
empty"! - '.3 1: °
In the meantime, Squire Lookslatrp had thao,
:mired hogs dressed ;and now he sent- fordds good f.:
wife, who - appeared at the storehouse,disir.
" Betty," said the Squire, "the stabreprovidesin
ose of seizure that our' haff the pige etta . go tojr z i
to the official, and the ether luditothepoie-" ,, Nivw." l- 7,,,
Betty, who poorer than you are r ,; ; , fl
" Sure enot4h,"said.the Squire's *die obediently a n
"sure enou g h I. if anybody's pooreen Faro Fd ae
." Well—so I calcite. An thairkre, one , ~_
these pigs goes to the poor, (that's feint) and thef' v
th half as V said afore goes to tlziof,fscer-+an . '_,,
o er . •
that's me r and the four hogs very soOri found the ft?
way into Squire Looksharps ' pork barbels.. ~. (
An hour afterwards, Farmer Tharilw arrived. at
be Squire's,.vfirang over the stile,inOthe houses, G
through the back kitchen, out .again frito•the pint k,,
where he enco u ntered the Squire quiftly, at woricr i
"I say, Sqnire,, - =
. 1 ,-
0 Hello!" f - ,
ii . c
" What are you doing !"
" 13aouf what !" _ • 'if l .
" Where's the pip r ;-
"Distributed cording to law.". ,!'
" lirliat I" :
"Ila f to the hog reeve half to thEr4t . ,
"They're mine !" shouted Farmer . enrd 7
at his loss. "They 're mine, Squire - 7 - itkePmt 0 'Pr '
"You nmdir the complamt your
~, . „_-:.,•
"1 Imows,--but"— : , - '' 4' , •"-:c 7 . - '
vi,.. .‘~rt . ' y's &Mt -
"An' it's - top late farmer ; ..... t --- 1 --- , -, 6
divided--canlgo behind the statoot l 4 ,', •-• . -^--,
The_ firmer squirmed, and tlueatbned , to be re;
revenged on Somebody at the firatopPorturiity ;
seeing hisrmiitake, at len,,, , dh returned benn; !
from that slay forward had no tiectudattfor ti .
lesson. He never afterwards complained of
neighbor's hogs !—American rrnionlP' ' _
PAT/I"TeDI. JaNge—Brofher' Jenks, of • ,• ,
Lafayette Courier, and wife lire so , illatriotic-thit::
they reerre:rdl their great floings iand...chicke*
fiztns" for the foulih of July. All_l4tras are, elk:',
petially prepared to cont? of'fn 'the day ct. the,
uthenal festicaL This s Mr.letik's limy o 1
notifying ,thei,event : -, -, ' - -::., „-?.
"private find confidential., - Joy 'all the Nnicliti '
Sound the hkgag !—the evnt . liatiperied 'OR .
glorious 651 A-da y. of American Inde dencet It
wiji add . neW lustre to the fourth - . 43 i July-in afl*ii l.
agesll It is an uncommon noun ! I itigular , ~ . .I . '
her!! i ! tnaSeuline gender,l lit l' Aiid it' Viall - liii .
called George WashingtOu - deffersonfladisonllai4
cock Toni Benton Martin Van Qui ,• N Adataiißen _. l
'wain FmidEllia Fourth ofJuly Gin:, T . hilt:all!: ~
What doe the fellow man l' 1 i . ' ll
, . . ~,,.
A Y.A.lnts4 -A wager
laid, that •
was a ytudtee, peculiarity, to, abswe one_ ittupiti
by asking another. To 'sustain ` assert:sAV*
" I-want you," said' the betteiA,,
straight fonlard answetto a Om: •-
" I kin dna, mister," - said the• ee..- • . )
"Then, why is it New E . aglan , • iraytais
a question 14- asking one m return
" Dti they 9" was Jenaduitts rept •
' ' - .- .-..:4•4
.ar TNicq Dutchmen - .bliv.elEne4 o *up-ca 11, '
together at :pight. /3ebit.: muck/ . ' ied,brari, .
dales march they soon fell aslegp,eitiabig , o%**lo ol
t t e
dept'slime iiim ono of theui: us _ : iiiikalaa t l 7 .
thunder storm. He gnt itp - ,much ?Weighted
called his aftnpanion to arse AS: " iiii:- . 0: 4 - i iii
Mint luur cliner." Lie &Own "you led, ' •
other, " do yri think ;as hoW the taw of:Sickle
• .would, Oomep the night'e '.- - : 1 2- , -,'•,.:.,-:
-. . 4 .._ ~... .... . . t._.; - .. .i ..
• .17trz-GuEps, HattecK, the poe4ivetkthel . ~,
Mg - synopsii of. the latest news fro 'i *nrciPefirsl.
*' " Kingdoms - today are- npsi.efkritv -: - . •,",,,: i -ll
''. \ ~ . • The.titstle kneels beforel - `t — ei'n; -1 ',. , '- -.. , , - ,7g
~, . A, monarch fermi A PrYltees . „.! '': '...ri.,1
fit brickbat's rangel. - • • .: ,
,y, - ; : 1 , ..;41- 1
Give me in preference to a;
, fi, , ::::
Five sbillingi Oange." - '
Choil4 do you reall y _
u Ton bin+, I do, Mrs, Suopkuts.,
do you kriher oi
'a* blird s.horio caa.3)cicle,
F•l4 iati4fifd of die Orengti
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