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E. BEAT*Y, Proprietor.
DR. H. HINIELET,
'PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON—Office—
Main street, near the Post Office: Duct. fl.
will give his ppriicular attention to. Surgical
'diseases, and diseases of women nrid children.
lie will also give his audition every Saturday
morning, in his °Mee, gratis, from 11 to 12 o'.
Clack, to surgical cases among the poor.
January 22. 1351.-
DR. Z. C. LOOIVIIS,
WILL perform all
operations upon the
TUeth that are requi
red forlheir preservation, such as Scoling,Filing,
or will restore the lois of them,
by inserting Artificial Teeth, from n single tooth
to a full sett. irronioo on Pitt street, n few
oors south of the Railroad Hotel. Dr. L. is ob•
eat the last ton days of ever's , month.
DR. F. ' MILLER,
/IGEON; AND ACCOUCHEUR, having
succeeded Dr. Lippe, formerly practising phy.
skim] of thfs place, solicits the patroungeollhe
friendi of his pro-decessor, nud shall be liappy
to wait upon all who may favor him with a call.
novl3,lm • . F.
CARD. • •.•
J• lIEN_IIII-L,'''Surgeon Dentist
11-1 , etniorin - shis former patrons that he hag re
tuned to Carlisle, and will tie glad to attend to
all calls in the line of his profession. •loct3l
CARSON C. ivzooßE,
A YIORNEY AT -LAW. Office-in
the room lately occupied by Dr. Foster,
deceased. mar-31 '47
TTORNEY.,4T LAW;will-practice in
the several Courts of Cumberland county.
OFFICE. in Main Strum', in the room former
y occupied byL. 13randebur&,Esq.
JAIVEMS le. PROWIE,
A TTORNEY AT LAW. Fl4s RE
MOVED hist:ace to Beetem's Row, two
oors From Burliltolder's Hotel. (nor 1
usTieE OF THE PEACE. OF
FICE at his residence, corner of 111 uin street
and the Public Squire., opposite Burkholder's
Hotel. in taldition to the dillies - of Justin e - of
the • Peace, will attend, to all kinds of writing,
au& as .deeds I»ttilL, mortgages,_ iiidestures,
t - i - Fdi. , TO - STittTs 7 i'elf - ti - titt, notes, &c.
up 8',49., •
Plainfield Classical Academy,
FOUI Is' I LES WEST OF CARLISLE.
The iVinth - Session - will-coinmenee on , 110 X
DAY, .Aoveniter 41h, 1850.
IN consequence of increasing patronage •a
large and commodious brick edifice has
been erected, rendering this one of the most
desirable institutions in .the stale. The various
departments are under the care of competent
and faithful instructors, and ever) eanienVor will
be made to promote the ,moral and intellectual
improvement of studehts. The 'surrounding
country is beautiful and healthful, and the in•
atitution sufficiently distant from town or %dingo
to prevent evil associations. -,
erms—sso per ;Vrssion (Five Months.).
For airculats wi'b full inforination addi'ess
K BURNS, Principal
Plainfield P, 0., Cumberland County, Pa.
,Fresh Drugs, Medicines, &e. &c.
• '''elfavec just received from Philadel•
phis and New York very extensive
-additions to my_ fernier stock,..cmhra
cing, nearly every article of Medicine
now in use, together with Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, Turpentine, Perfumery, Soaps,
Stationery, Fine Cutlery, Fishing Tackle,,--
.almost every description, with al
terulined to sell at tho "MY- tOWEST prices.
All Rhysicians, Country Merchants, Pedlars
and others, are respectfully reqUested not to pass
rtho. OLD STAND, as they may rest assured
that every article will be said of a good quality,
and upon reasonable terms.
Main street. Carlisle.
Extensive Cabinet Ware-Rooms,
DOBERT SM I LEY, successor to Wm.
C. Gibson, CABIN ET•MAKER & UN.
DERTAKER, North Hanover street, Carlisle,
would respectfully inform the citizens of Carlisle
and the public generally that he now has on
• hand a large assortment of new
41,Akt;a:1 - -A , t „. and elegant FURNITURE,
in part of Soles;
Wardrobes, Card and' other
Tables, Bureaus,' Bedsteads, plain and fancy
SeWing Stands, &c. manufactured of the best
materials and quality warranted. Also a gene.
ral assortment of Chairs at the lowest - prices:—
Venitian Blinds, made to order and repairing
promptiy attended to. In - COFFINS made to
order at the shortest notice. and having a splen.
did Hearse he will colond funerals in town or
country. Krllont forget the old stand of WM.
C. Gibson, in North Hanover 'street, a few
doors north of Glass's Hotel. -
.R. B. SMILEY.
t t%&,.. i f e )
Corner of dlanover and Lozither sts., Carlisle.
METE undersigned has always on hand a' large
1. stock or superior Cabinet Ware, in all the
different styles, which he is prepared to iell'at
the lowest prices. fie invites intention partic
ularly to the Patent S'priay , Bettom Bedstead, a
most useful article,. winch oniirclY - obviutes all
- objections. The bottom can be attached to old
non to allwho have there-in um .
TO - COFFINS made to order at the shortes t notice. •
JAC 013 FETTER.
Carlisle, Stay 22, 1851-.r-IY,
Extensive Furniture Rooms,
JA•IIIHS . R.WHAVCR, would respectfully
call the attention of House.Keepere and the,
public to hie- extensive stock of ELEGANT:
FURNITURE.• including Sofas. Wardrobes;
Centre and other TablbS, 'Weeding arid :Plain
Bureau's afid-pvery othwamicle in his branch - of
business.. Altio;:noW on' hand the largest Ss!
ifortment'of • 'CHl IRS in Carlitile, tit the lowest
prices. 'Cr:if-Coifing made at•ihe shortest notice
and's Mateo provided for funerals: Ho solic
its h'eall his stoblishinent •:North Hano
ver- effect; near Claim's HOTEL': N. B.—Fur
'hiture hired'out-by ihe'menth•or year. . : •
• • Carlisle, March 20,.1850...._.3y..
GEORGE Z: ',• '
''.§tiltGEON DENTIST:-- would respeetfuit,
, ly. inform the public 1114,t he is , ,itoW , peeper:
e perform all operations , on theel'eeth- thiti
`may be required. 'Attificiat 4 Teeth- inserted;
"from a:single tooth'; Man'entire set, upon 'the
`" ' latest tied most' eppievitd; principleir; The•
tronage. of the.pubtle reppeetfully'solicited.—;
Hemay be lode& tirtlio' residence of his bre:
theeen Nortle•Pitt street.
Carlisle, Sepr 1135,0.'.• ,
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• -Till)' subscriber 4bakt-i , asiteatally- inform
• hia•frionda and the: public generally. thatl fib hail
(dust , o_pcnad, n,now - 1. 1 / 1 1(111DIL ANSI ~ CIOAL
~ YAI 17in , Woat• High:street; n;llOWcdttora, must
Mi.' now ando keep' , conatantly • twit
:hind fit l ailiatnashottrneut of: nit kindia .of son!
) Bona,' , pina boarda;nraplanfi andhillotherasindb
-oratulf•4ll6of! Whiah.lin will' aelt.low for cash.
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dotronia'sionerti of 1 - .ininnatitinill 'iq'4oty;
:qeorn it'proper , toinforluthe
''''tlintieetindA of the Peard of Corinniselohers'Otilf
'lrti herd and fourth
'ciaeht'inn9ttil t w Wein , ti rite , any persona having
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, SAITII LORD BACON WHICH MARI) A NATION ORE AT...AND—PROSPERODS=4.-FERTARIiOIt , 4ND-13t3r- WORKSIMPSi—TO - WHIM - LET: - IIE - ADD - ICNOWLEDGE - -- AND - FEBEROM.-Bisho 1: Hall.
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If T were n voice, a persuasive voice,
That could travel the wide world through,
I world fly'en the beams of the morning light
And, spook to men with a gentle might
And tell them to he true.
I'd tly, I'd tly o'er land and sea,
Wherever a huinan heart might be,
Telling a tale or singing a song,
In praise of the right, in,,blame of the wrong.
f I were a voice, a consoling voice,
'd fly on the wings of themr—'
'he homes of sorrow and guilt . rd seek
nil calm and truthful words I'd speak
o save them from despair:
d fly, I'd fly o'er the crowded town,
and-drop, like the happy sunlight down,
ito the hearts of sullcring_men,
nd teach them to rejoice again.
If I mere a voice, a conviheing
I'd travel with the wind, -
Ind wherever j'saur the nations torn,
By wear, jealonV and scorn,
h• hatred of their hind,
'd fly, I'd.tly on the thunder crash, •
hod into their blinded bosoms Malt,—
knd all their evil thoughts subdued,
I'd teach them Chrlstieu-brotherhood.
f I were a voice, a prevailing voice, .
seek the kings of earth;
'd find them alone on their beds at night,
nd whisper words that should guide the right,
etters of priceless worth;
'd_ fly more.swift-than the.swiftest MIA- • -
nd tell them things they never heard—
'ruth which the ages for aye repeat,
'nknown to the statesmen at their feet.
IIeLDEN's 111.tcAzixE, (Feb.) caterp
~iuceet=sfully to The
_poi - minx Inateocith_con_M.
Lotions from several favorite writers. The
following clever sketch is from an article by
In n previous nunober . T sketched a pen and
portrait of Senator Corwin, and in' this
•opose to do the same for three- lawyers of
the stone State, who have acted a prominent.
part, not only in that profession, but in the
political increments of one groat party: That
splendiAtate has witnessed the fiercest polit
ical struggles, and the greatest vacillations of
parties. It-is a very interesting question, as
to tliO agents in these Movements. There is
'not a man in - the - State who has yet been in
rested with the imrple by any, party. Ohio
hastio Kinderhook or Albany -Regeney i , to eay
'do,' and it must be done. No party has had
its 'little Magician' to rub an Alladin's lam
whenever he wanted to crush some obnoxious
measure; or to carry out somoTaverite scheme.
The nearest to it has been the "Colonel of the
Statesman" at. Columbus. The kitchen cabi-
nets of all parties are above ground and the
only magicians are their " atumpers," and the
only Aladdin's lamp are the feelings of tl.•
Politics at the West and South are never un
derstood if this prime clement is not account
ed. Were Ewing awl Corwin without this a
bilyr-to-mslvocate their own claims, the ono
would haV6 boiled to this day, and the other
have been driving horses as Tom the wagon
boy" in fact. I knew one Man who lost the
entire force of a political mass -meeting at
MacConnelsville. The two candidates for
Congress agreed to discuss their claims pub
licly, and the Democratic candidate not being
a ready stomper, employed that most eloquent
speaker, John,Breugh, to aid him. When Mr.
B. began his speech his antagonist stopped
hint to put a question to the eandidato whose
claims ho was to sustain. Pointing to Mr.
Brough, who is ivNery fat portly man, he in
quired "If elected, do you expect to take that
huge salt sack of fat and other things, to Wash
ingldn to make your speeches for you!" The
question produced sue!' a tremendous uproar
of laughter, thataftcr several ineffectual at-
tempts to gain the ear of the people, Mr. B.
thOugh unquestionably ono of the best speak=
ore in the State, was obliged to desist.
Premising thus much; let me gird a conden
'sod sketch of three •remarkable men. The
first is Thomas Ewing, sulfated by Gen. Tayl
or, as ono of his Cabinet.
Thomas Ewing, physically and intellectually,
s a noted man aiinnig men. ha his early.man-
howl, the •enth:o Western country could not
Stullish e [,fore nthlctill gig nt. --Straight as an
arrow, he measures the comfortable stature of
Six feet and someinches, whilti his broad shoul
ders and deep chest sufficiently indicate his
strength. ° ISmru a young man ho was the
keenest of marksmen, with unerring certainty.
picking the,squirrels from . the top of the loft
iest tree, and that with. a • ratio, ' , carrying (1.
hundred and twenty-to the pound." If per
chance night overtook kim,l4 the forma; he
cenbl cook his own supper and then, sleep by
a log. In those days' no surer passport existed
to the favor. of the backwoodsmen than supe
rior physical prowess, and this li:wing had to
perfection:,-Ile could wrestle like an athlete,
and if that were not enough,' lie could leap
further on a lever then the .me'st. Y have
cardhis college companions say, that when
Jomemini of the Ohio University, ho . °Mild
leap over a pole, held just.:_the . height ei. his
• Ills great'pliysical force was' riot expended
in these imstinios, ' L is evident frOm 'the plea
,glir . UldM',by, the Ilueltoyep,
Tinn th„.;,ssf : Goile . 7 ' lie BCQUIVI hie oda;
eafien hy...his own labor, ..The ICenhawaSalt
yorits ,iyoro 14 no9Ans of some of, his. : efforts.
Chopping h!o;py,'n vfpoq,, and with, t Jestlidg
the fro he hail rented for 'boiling salt, those
seeitied him money for his education, and to
viorously .did ha:push his business, that he .
has bednanowtt ablitetimes to _got up In Ida
sleep unil walk Around , the roaring! salt ke,t..-
tle, when! a single this-Stop ::might.haire been
Total, ,-,; , '• ' ' i:: • ". " ''''' :.'
o,,v,l.nitber, ko Ms, mon,
pn4 ; ono might ottfttly,detect the futuro .stattlllb-
INALltt!til to f wyor ttto cornottt )tottogyilt 400-
or, Such a man will apstirodly; itotoo
noiso'in the wOkitti if perrettted to stay in At
- • Fol. eovor Il ytuit;ailt iliyorito • trot
THE BUCKEYE ORATORS.
RIVING AND COP WIN
with the writer during his vacation, to follow
Thomas Ewing from pla'ce..'to place and see
very appearance has -a sort of fascination
which disarms much prejudice, and conciliates
much confidence. Ile is now sonierehat 'fleshy,'
as the saying is, and presents a spectacle no
a little iinposing to common people, who al
ways d'el'ight in seeing- a large well-proper-
tion man. His complexion is ruddy, and sets
off his bright laughing eyes, to the very best
advantage. And yet his appearance is plain
and the simplicity of his toilette and demean.
I shall never, forget the impre'ssion made on
my mind the first•time I sn* him, in, 1836, at
a mass meeting held in Columbus. Other
speakers had held the multitude in charmed
adMiration, but when Mr. Ewing arose, that
admiration became enthusiasm. Just think of
that magnificent stature towering among fif
teen or tiventy,
.thousand men, and hip/eye
beaming so geniallY 6ys! 4'here was
nothing striking in his voice, except it was ea-,
sily heard by every one in the crowd, and yet
it sounded like an honesi , voice. He spoke nat
uanlly, so much so, that'evory one felt that to
be just the way he would speak himself.—'
There was no effort at fine speaking, and one
thought of the bad of Avon when with such
exquisite appropriateness he made Mark An-
I'am no orator as Brutus is;
But as you know me all a plain blunt man,
That loves my friends *
For I have neitberwitomtwords,_nor worth,
.:I.ction, nor utterance, nor tie power of speech,
To stir men's Wooed: / only speak nyht.on ;
I tdt yoilztliat which you yours:lees do loon•.
ttiiiiX , tbese Arc the words ihe •• only spoko
right on," telling the gravest and weightiest
truths so tuiostentatiously that the. veriest
clown thought bins merely telling' his own
thoughts: As he warmed. up in his discourse,
his ponderous right hand would emphasize
'some important thought, in such a way that a
unanimous vote of -the assembly would have.
pronoun Ced it •the very perfection. of dumb
rhetoric. There was not_a_singlecontortiomof_
It stood like an oak. There was
not en uncouth raisshaping of the fate. It
'looked placid, yet Curliest to), the sun. There
was no agimizing glance of the eye to heaven
as if to draw fire thence to Consume his antag
eye glanced mcaningly, and ear
nestly, and truthfully around on-the "sea of
upturned faces" before him. As for gesticti
lation, he had not even a stamp of the feet to
give power to some grand and no
sprawling: of the bands as though his digits ex
tended were the only condition on which ls
rael could prevail. Ilis gesture :was that oi ,
'his right hand,ond that as natural as thcblovr
of it blacksmith's arm us he strikes the iron on
`the solid anvil- .As a speaker- luSteeinc& the
very perfection - -
• But while hi,' exhibited thesc * traits, it did
nat rpierich that - certain'• enthusiasm without
which a 'speaker cannot gain.marked attention
anywhere, much less at 'the West. His oak
Manly, but notperstrained voice, with his en-
Aire demeanor ten <the stump,' carried to-every
one the belief that this man was moved deeply
by what lie uttered. And it was nholtlOsight,
to witness how perfectly he breathed his own
spirit into the mess before him, TM moved it
as with 'restless power. Simple in speech and
action as he was, the multitudes ever and a
non broke out in loud commendation,
Ins laughing eye proved his love 9f a good
olte, and he gave them a fine, practical illus-
tration in that speech. IC was just after his .
celebrated Post Office Report in which he had
exposed without mercy, the corruptions which
had crept into that department. ono large
mail contractor was specially grieved -by the
report and threatened Mhorse-whip Mr. Ew
ing at the first opportunity. The pugnacious
contractor, it seems, was a man of the Tom
Thunib species, and as Mr. Ewing related the
threat and spread out his. own brawny propor-
tie& to our gaze, it was impossible not_to
laugh almost to split our.sities. "Just to think
of Ida whipping me!" exclaimed the laughing
grant, drawn up to his greatest dimensions.—
You may well think it was irresistible.
I once saw Mr. Ewing's power to hold the
people fully tested. No man in Ohio has such
popularity as a stump speaker as Thomas Cor
win. On the oceaslou referred to, Corwin and
Ewing were on their way front.: : a mass meet
ing held at Lancaster, I . (ameating estimated
by the acre instead of the thousand,) to anoth
er to bre held at Delnwarm 'A In ge concourse
of people..uit them at Colunihns;Mol inslsetid
on their speaking. It was on that occasion
that 111 r. Corwin, with inimitable drollery,
quoted the words, , oth the wild ass bray while
he hulk grass or &wells. az over his fodder I"--
No one can describe . the intense Skeitement
produced by It Cs. enti e speech, and yet;
Mr. Ewing <um - ESQ . him in a speech Stan;
hour; ant his audience as with a spell:—
Bat ver few men could have stood there and
hav'e ith'en - listened to with patience. The dif
ference between the'tWo men was very wide,:
and yet each exhibited his peculiar powers to
rare advantage. At other time the men'
have occupied the same stand, and held" the'
same audience chained for bout's. Ilo•WeVer,.
it is.to be noticed that those.who stand behind' .
the 'curtain usually place Mr. Ewing Ales. t to'
the lest, nod Mr.Eorwin last, when a whole
- ilay.ie to be consumed at a Mass 'meeting.. A•
meeting so closed leaves the multitude in-,the..
beat humor with themselves, witlytho :speak- .
irgond with the eause they advocate,; •
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In :the simplicity of Ills style, the severe k-!:
gic : of his•intitter',- the
.powor :to Make 'others'
,sea as he dees,.and the immense moral' force
mtltich lip conics with' him on the Stump, I
,thinir. the Buckeye BMW has no superior; ii
she has any equal, on her roll of' gifted eons,
to the lnith who of Into honored the ettitllye't 41IT
0011.1 Taylor. Physically and intelleotuelly he'
is a splendid .man; nutfbut: few 'sena 'Of Ohio
sun be, found. who'd° not Tool proud . of 'him.—':
AO in' ids the.'country at largo sympathises.-
1313a..A:sfuttoring Veimonter tieked thdi
way. to "11 , 4erbury. - great ' pollteneas
:Straw) to' sartlint it vina'rlglit ahead; lint
,ho tried the Moro haPoUldn't
the faqq . end furious irlth unai
uhlip buret fortlrivith7—.< 9ug4
In till pit"
t t :
Chttration, Itgritnititit TitrintshY Ctnttal
,EDNESRAY;:Ii!..IOIIIII.A.BY 59 . 180,1.
TAKIM . THE -.CENSUS.
notorious in her neighborhood fer her garruli
tiand simple-niidedness. Saving been.warn
ed of her propensity, and being senien;hat hur
ried when we dulled upon her; we l meri; de
posed to get tl.rough business as soon as pos
sible. Striding into the house, and drawing
our papers— •
'Taking the ceashs, ma'am!' Troth
, Ah! well! yes! bless your 'soul, take
eeat. Now do! Are you the gentleman_ that
Mr. Fillmore has sent on to take the amMis ?----
I wonder! Well, how was• Mr: Fillmore and
family when you shed Lim ?'
We told her we had never soon' the Fresi
tient; and didn't litiow him from a "side of
sole leather;' Ave had been written to to fake ,
'Well, now, there agin!' love your soul!—
Nell, T'spose Mr. Fillmore wileyon 'a letter,
did he? No! 'Well there's mighty Bide here
to take down—times is4iard; "but it hielte: like
people can't get their jest right in this
try; and the law is all for the rich end none
for the poor. Did you ever hear tell. 'of thati
case my boys has got ngin old Simpson? Looks
like they will never get to the cond. on it.—
The children will suffer; I'm Mighty --- afeizred.-
Did yoif ever see Judge 13--.---? - - . esl---3yell;-
did you-ever hear him say what helvaa agWine
to do in the boys'case agin Simpson; No!—
Nell, 'squire, wiffyou ax him the next, time
you Bee him, and write tae t!rerd . ;;tiaq tell him ;
what I say,; I'm nothing but h - poor widow,
and my boys has got no larnin, and old Simp
son ,tuk "„ern in. It's a mighty herd caeo, and
the will 'oughtn't never to -a been broke,
Here we interposed and told the old lady
that our time was precious. After' a good
deal of trcluble - ire got through with The d - e;
ecription of the members of her filthily, cud
the 'statistical table' as far as the article
'How many yards of cotton cloth did you
weave in 050 ma'am?'
Well, .now!—less see! You know Sally
Higgins that used to live in the Smith settle
ment?—poor thing, her daddy dnwlier off—
poor gel, she 'couldn't help it. "Blare say.—
Well, Sally she - come to stay long wi' me when
the old man drur 'her away, and she. was. a.
powerful good hand - to weave, and - I did think
she'd help one a power.. Well, arter she'd bin,
here awhile, her baby 'hit took Ock, and old
Miss Stringer she undeiiitik to help it—slic'S
a powerful good hand, old Miss Stringer, on
roots and Yearbs, and sich like; Well, she
made a sort, of a tea, as I was Saying, and - elf6
gin it to Sally's baby, it got wutiZ-,-tho poor
_ ., ) ir
crcetur—and Ate bin it 'fen; anti - t.loited like;
the snore she gin iit - tc4 - the - mtire
. ' My' deitriniiiittm, I din inti. y „.4.41ea54
tell mo howsntany yards of eaten you wove in
1850. I want to get through and•gc on.'
'Well, well, who'd a thought you'd 'a bin
so snappish! Well, as .I- -was sayin', Sall's
child - hit kept•gtttin woo; and-old Miss String
er, she kept a givin' it the yarb ten; till at
last the child lilt looked like hit woul, dle any
how. And 'bout the time•the child was at it's
tistiold:-Ihrddy-SAeb he - eum almtvand - h - e -1
said if We'd git some night-shed berries, and
stew them with alittleseream and some hogs
lard—now old Daddy Sykes is a mighty fine
old man, and he gin the boys a heap of mighty
good counsel 'bout-that case—boys, says lie,
I'll tell yeti what on do: you go and—'
'Old lady,' said we, 'do tell about , year
cloth, and let the sick child and Miss Shinger,
Daddy Sykes, the boysind the law suit go to
grass. I'm in a hurry!' :
'Gracious bless your dear soul! don't git
aggravated: was jilt a- tollim' you how it
come I didn't weave no oloth last year.' •
Oh, well, you 'didn't weave any cloth last
year." Good! we'll go on to the neat article.'
'Yes! you see the child begun to swell
and turn yeller, and hit kep a rollin' its eyes
and a moaning' and I knowed—'
'Never mind about the -child —just toll me
o value of the poultry yell raised last year.'
'Oh, well—yes—the chickens you mead.—
Why, I reckon you' never in your lhorn days
see a' oor creaur have the luck that I did—
and looks liko'we nover .shall have good luck
agin ; for ever since old ZinapSen tuk that case
up to the Chancery court—'' • .-
Never mind •t he case; fets hear., aliont • the
chickens if you please.' •
Bless you, honey, the Owls destroyed in and
about the best half that I did raise: Every
blessed night they'd aim° and pet on the comb
.of_ the_house,_andboo,boo, boo, and_ono night
in particklar,l remembq, I bad .just got up
for the night-shed salVo to 'iut tho little • gal
WellrWell, what is the value'of wl!at
They got so had—the owls did—;-that they
tuk the old liens as well's the yeting chickens.
The night I was tellin''bout, I ,heard me
thin' s-q-u-a-ld, end says I, I'll
bet that's old Speck, that nasty"audtielous
owl's got; for I,seen her go to robot witli her )
chickens, up in the plum . troe;'rernenst the:
smoke hou6o. So I went towbar 'old. Miss
Stringer was sleoPife;'and says
! , Oh Miss i Stringerl sure's you're. born,
that stinkin' , got old - Specks.,out'n the
plum tree! Well; old Miss Stringer she turn
etLetferr'pon 114 hide . ,l4le, and says she, - .what
did you say, 11.lids . Sinke,s P7and saga
'We hegan tO 'get tired,', and signified
the same to thi1,01d . 44.y, - an4 begged sh elvould
answer us direcitly,infid! without 'eiredirdocwi
• Love your' dear heart, bonen:l'm tellin!
you as fast as ikin., The owls they,gevesi
and Imes; after they'd" swept olq.;;Bpeolt ; and
her gang, they , went.to work on 'tethers
and Bryant (fintes'ene•Of my W)g) ha' Towe
he'd shoot the postefsonto oreeters—and so on
night artee that, we !learn_ ono holler ;' and Bryf
ant, lio , tuk the tdo 'musket ana'Went on anti
sure enough; thei r dWtaowley,(as Initheught)
the'dOinilBttihe fibulae ;Sib liebl4sed
away and :dirwnoenia l =--;r Oita' iib 'atrth dick
come down„ilto' you :reektitt t iiiheti'BrYan
f . -
'No Mph !Mpg, ne,Mea t1,4g1 4 the owl, was
not than „7,urti, ply ohlAieuee oat, mono
tupthlipilown, spittin' eputterin, and strata.-
ito tur a flyiP' every tilde - oho jumped;
like-you'd busted a-feather bed open! Bryant
:he said, thevay ho conic to shoot the cat in,
- STErfdTirtlfrarf, - "Vell - s - dfrieThiii'Nr i e
'Mrs. Stokes; give .me the .TitMe of your
poultry,:or say you will not Do one thing or
.011, well, deer love your heart, I reckon I
had last year, nigh about the some as I've got
'Then teli'me huw many dollars worth you
'hSve now and tho , thing's settled.' '
, let you ace for yourself;' said the ,wid
ow Stokes; and taking an ear of corn out of a
crack between the legs of the cabin, and shel
ling off a handful, Plie commenced scattering
the grain, all the while screaming, or rather
Here they came,' roosters, bona, pullets and
little chicks—drowing, cackling, Chirping, fly,.
ing and itutiering over• beds, chairs and tables;
alighting on the-old woman's head and
tiers, fluttering against ]rer• sides, pectittg at
her hands, md croating.a din and confusion
-altogether indescribable; - The old lady scent
ed delighted, thus' to exhibit her feathered
'stock,' and would occasionally exclaim-- , a
nice passel, aln't they—a nice passel!' But
she never would say what they were worth;.
no - persmysion could bring her to .the point;
and our papers at Washington contain no esti
mate of the value of tlic widow Stokes' poul
try, though, as she said herself, she had 'a
mighty nice•paasel!' - ' _
STUFF FOR SMILES.
LEA (WT NEST.—Somebody tells a
good anecdote , of a young lawyer who having
just left the Cambridge law school to practice
in Wisconsin, made a very recondite and'flourL
argurnent in one of his earliest cases—
in which he wont at some length into the
Greek, Roman, French and English law upon,
the subject of the case. Re was replied to at
once by an old Western practitioner, who com
menced his epeech as follows i— ,, Gentlemen
of the jury. - This young man who has just
spoke, has made a very fine speech that don't
amount fo nothin'—and taken considerable
pains to show yeti what the raW is Most every
'lvhere - eicepting" here. Gentlemen, ho has
been through ancient history, hod clone every
thing he could thinkon tei flabbergast you, and
get his case tliro' clear: Ho has roamed with
Romuluse, sot with ,Sophocles, ripped with
with Enripidys, and canted With andhiMider
But what (lops all that prove about law hero
- p_SrAn ignorant fellow, who was about to
bcMarried, resolved to make himself perfect
in the responSes Of the marriage service; bat,
py Mistake, he committed - the office of Mipthiaa
for those of riper yclifl3; So, when the clergy
man asked him, in the church, "will you have
,this',woman to he thy wedded wife ?"'the bride
groom said in a solemn tone, "I renounce theta
all." The astonished minister said, " 1 think
you are fool•'..' to which. ho replied, "All this
1 steadfastly believe."
Nice Moururvt..—A chap walking out,
came across old Mose, sitting in the broiling
sun, fisnifig: --
'Well, 11.1cse,' said ho. What in the world
are you doing there?'
'Fillip!' (Fishing.) •
'Fishing? Well, what's the reason you can't
talk. What's in your moutli?'-
_ , Oll, nuffm but rooms (worms) for bait!'
Mar Here' - a crumb of*comfort fol''a class
of unfortunates, who are too often pointed
'at by heartless sneerers„'who•ard not ashamed
rto break the bruised reed: Ohl Maid—a lady
-who Immttaihed the ago of twenty4our or
lee - witlOut having married a fool, a knave, a
gambler or a drunkard.
• BE9„,"Why do you not admire my daugh
ters ?" said it proud mother to a gentloman.—
"Because," he replied, "I am no judge of
paintings." "But surely," replied the lady,
not in the least disconcerted by this rude re
flection, "You never saw an angel that was
not painted." .
par"Don't•doar," said Mrs. Partiugton to
child playing with a powder horn,. "don't
touch that pesky thing, for it May go off, and
then you'll got burned as the poor littlo boy
did that got blowe4 up by a pound of shot!"
.I intend to•raiseyoUr • nt-," said
a land-holder to ono of histena . To which
he replied"l tun very much, bilged to yyu,
for I cannot raise it myself."
ee" Why are women and editors alike?"
"Because, generally speaking, hey nro noted
for their modesty," .Chailey, to screen.
~- i ToAST.--: , ' ., Hero ish tolfie Ilero . es who Ate,"
pledUnd died mit the patties of Punker . Hills
—of, whom lam one !P—Drauk standing..
DED.,,Thero is a "gentleman" in the Logis
laturo who can be trusted with any secret, for
nothing ho can say will be believed. - , '
terAn Irislintnn in New York eitY has dig
contintiog MS newspaper because lie never' re
THE LOCOMOTIVE STEAM ENOINE.I :boys,"
says thin' seP one these
creatures, 'with' slnei'vs of bross,"tunl'uispieS
of iion,.Strut 'forth froai hiS smoky stable; and
saluting the long train of : cars r - with O' - dozen
sonorous pull's from his iron nostrils, fall book
gently into his:hainessi, Thbre' he stands,
oluirnpiiig and' foaming :the iron 'track, -
his'grcatlehrt tifuriice•Or glorrin'g Coals: his'
lymphatic blpod is 'boiling: in; ; the ,
Strength, of a' ihßnsandhOreeS is :uji4i-ing his
11 1144.. t f i .. 63 1 1 ? 4 l!Cei*\4!4 dra g :
St. PCters nOroris:ther deso4 Salutra„if
could ho Carefully hitelood r•but tiler? is
eyed,lithe, soljer tOito
„hint in wish . ono.~ager,, and
cin':ii;kPnyray his breath in nion4Crit; should
he groin restive: ,and
414 , 4*; as ho
msy i),41,,w ) 4 is
„ , !1! .physioal
of, iliaeliugo steun
THE PLEASUItE9 ikr_4 Statan-Rtiv.—F.rozen i
toes; broken, nose, torn off olothee; and other
paying biltal,or the shattered,eleighis)
and tax otherways,pieasares extremely! furt
njr---to be had fur " the, money." 1
From 11;e NATlnnnllnielligencer:
AGRICURIIRAL GEOLOGY-440. 7.
-Lime is an alkaline earth. As an element
of soils it is . far less abundant than .quartz or
feldspar. As a chemical agent it has more
power than, either.' Neutralizing acids is one
of the most important agencies of all alkalies.
Limo performs that agency both 'in agriculture
and domestic economy. Take a' case in tho
former. Every farmer is familiar with two
lands of ,sorrel_growing on plaed groucul.-,
The most abundant is' called sheep-sorrel, and
frequently sour-dock. .Botanists call it, rumex
ascetocellii. It frequently covers plowed fields
with a thick-coat, containing a large amount
of 'acid. 'y quick-limo this acid is neutral
ized and changed into a salt, probably favora
ble to vegetation, whilethe acid is unfavora
ble.- A case in domestic economy--common
ashee;are . the carbonate of potash, as is ley
obtained from them. In making soap, the pu
rer the potash the better, . especially as it a
voids th necessity- of putting red hotliorse
shoes Lito the soap -to drive out witches, or e
ven IV tin till a full or new moon for making
soap. By mixing limo with the ashes it ac,re
moves he carbonic acid from the potash, form
ing the carbonate of lime, leaving the potash
a,purer . .and.streger. alkali, and,, more power
ful hi assimilating the water and the oil by u-.
uniting with both, which is the chemistry of
soap-making. Lime is also used as an alkaline
agent in many of the arts, and with great ef
fect in iron furnaces and glass making—the
coarsest kind of glass ; fur most kinds potash
or soda is used. Whether in reducing ores to
metals or quartz to glass, lime acts as a flux,
causing a more ready fusion., While lime, as
a flux, aids the fusion of iron ore, charcoal
takes from it the oxygen to aid the,, eombus,
tion. .As most iron ores are the oxydes of I. :
gen, which is removed by further exposure to
charcoal as a healing agent. It is thus re
duced to wrought iron. By exposing wrought
Iron to intense heat, while bedded in powdered
Charcoal in a closed oven, thus entirely exclu
ding air from it, thyphorcoal or carbon is ab
sorbed in' emall`Oilmatitics by. the iron, by
which wrought iron is" - clianged into steel r
which is carburet of irori,cor carbon and iron.
Carbonate of iron is an ore of that, metal,
which is * said to be changed from the carbonate
to the carburet ; or from the ore 'to steel by a
direct lirecOs. ' . •
EXPER.I3IEST, If some pearlash (subcarbo-'
nate orpotash) he put,into one tumbler, and
some copinfrim (inhillate of iron.)_into_anot . her„.
and both eipuscd to the. 'air, ono substance
will be'cMered with a white powder and the
other attract Moisture so as to become a par
tial liquid. The one is said to effloresce, the
other to deliquesce. 7ty trying the experiment
any one can readily ascertain by whichmpera
tion each is effected. .
DURATION OF THE EARTH,
The evidence which geology affords of the
,the earth, turns thought to
the evidence, which astronomy furnishes of its
Inture_continuance. -From the-many-striking
resemblances between the bodies that compose
the solar system, we infer for them a common
origin and' a common destiny. The earth, then,
will probably,live while the system lives, and
no longer. What its parffoultir destiny may
be, - and by what means brought about, we stop
not hero to inquire. Our only purpose now, is
to consider some intimations furnished us by
the system itself, that it is fashiOned for along
duration. This is indicated by • theldruniense
length of some of the periods involved in this
According to the commonly received chron
ology, the planet Nepture has had but 36 of
his yeaM since the creation of our race. If,
the analogy between the earth and that planet
holds good, then the first generation of his in
habitants is hardly yet .passed away. Some
comets have not yet-had one .year since thd'
daM of Adam's-creation.
But there are periods of greater length still.
The earth's perihelion is slowly creeping a
round the orbit froM West to East, at a rate
which will require 111,000 ybars to complete
the circuit. The Perihelion of Mercury is mo
vii , %Tinnier manner, 'at a rate which will
,re ' ° oo,ooo_ years to
. coraploto it. Other
planets exhibit the seine movement. Now if
OP the planets in the system were arranged a
long.in a lino on the same side of the sun, and
all their Perihelia,
,t'..er all in that' point • of'
their orbits wich is nearest the 'sum, and then
all their orbits sot revolving according to their
present:laws of motion, millions of years must
elapse.re all of them would meet again under
the same circumstances to ;hold their family
festival, preparatory to another revolution- of
the same length. • .
The earth's orbit is now an ellipse, but, is
slowly beConting oirenlar ; and at its present
rate of change, will becOme abbut a perfect
circle in about half a million of . years, from ,
this time. Then it will begin to resume its et-:
lipticai form, becoming more and more olliptiH
cal for some millions of years, when having
attained the maximum of ellipticity, it
:gin'again to shape itself. into tt,oirele...derree-j'
Pondiag *ith .this change and caueed
is a ehange of the period of, the' Moon's srevo-;
lutiou,. Its period re now slowly ; shortening
its motionin. revolution, of course inereasing;
anal this into of increase is.suqh as will
'it gain a little.nibro than' its diameter, in a:
thmisandyears„ This 'Moaning of hoiperlod
and increase of velocity will continue until
the earth's orbit beeemes a perfect circle, unit
,thenithe Rull elowly .reyerse 'her movements
and gradually return to her former condition.
From . the mutual attraction of4piter and
Saturn,. their orbits arc passing through
lay .s changes, the . orbit:of ono bee:mind mot'e,
and .inoro elliptianl, while„ frinn: . ithe -.same
cause,, that of the other,
Ploi ool r'9 l *,.i.:c 6 nsetlututaa 'et
~4hiohL, mo l e
lion pork& of_ ono , 'IL lett.gth-mod,
that of the other is ehorton.my, This
tion roquirps more than 70,0.`,.)0 yope
'XIAQ isuiaa 6 l 4l0 •Ch% (140 a qmpor' ma-
BY JOSIAH HOLBROOK
VO,LUII.I,E Li. NO.. 23.
Lion," i. e. the' sutra, With all his — deppialerrt
the rate of 422,000 Milos per day, or nearly
half its own diameter. It is supposed by somu;
good astronomers that all the: stars have a
similar movement; all -, revolviiir together in
plane of the milky w , about some common
centre; that the orbltAleseribred by our sun in •
this grand march is So large, that this incon- •
ceiVably rapid motion; continued for yeah,
fornis practically a 'straight line; •in titer •
words, the oa l it is so large that the arc of it
described since this motion was first observed;
„ is so short in comparison with the whole orbit
119 to seem to bo no arc at all. At least, no in- '
struments are, as yet, accurate enough to de- .
- tect.and measure its rate of deviation from a
straight lino. Ilerschell intimates that the •
elements of the orbit may perhaps be detormi--
ned after 30 or 40 years' observation with .tho
nicest instruments.; Of course, many millions .
of, years .must pass, cro this- vast circuit can
be fully described by the sun.
We grant there is some little conjecture at
tached to this last illustration ;which belongs
not only to any of the previous ones, end yet
it is so, much in keeping with those demonstra
ted facts, that it can hardly be called improba
Although these periods are' inconceivably
long, still they are none the less periods.—
They are apotruly periods, 4s if they were
completed in one day or ono hour. The feat
-that our life is Short in comparisoii,Thid i that—
we cannot in our best estates, have any ade
quote conception of them, is no - more of an ob
' jection to their existence than it is an objection
to the length of Neptune's period, tinit insects
die after a few hours existence, and without
•any adequate conception of an . hundred end
• sixty-four years' existence. • ••
From the movements of the heavenly bodies
through a certain part of their orbits or of
their,osoillations, science determines with -the
,gzeittest exactness tha.faot that, after a certain-•
point in departure is gained, the body will .
place. On its faithfully returning and thus
neutralizing the perturbations caused by its
departure, the harnfony-and stability of the
whole system depend.
• Now mark the conclusion. For the Sarno
good reason that we say the earth - could - not
liave been inadb and set rotating merely 'to
cause fifty or a hundred days, or was not set
revolving round the sun to cause only one or
two years, or perhaps only it small part of one
year—for these good reasons do'we say that
. these unmeasured, aml almost immeasurably
periods wore intended by the Creator to be de- .
scribed, gone 'through with, and doubtless
ninny times repeated, ere the great chrononie-.
4 ter runs dewnt
Our fras of the perfection of his workman- .
ship are shocked by any other conclusion.—
Our minds refuse to admit the idea of a period
or an orbit, or nn oscillation only partially
completed. In We language of Professor Mit
chell, we say "The entire system forms effe - •
grand, complicated piece of 'celestial machine
ry; circle within circle, wheel within wheel,
cycle within cycle; revolutions so swift as to
that their mighty periods are only completed
by millions of years. Are we to belly° that
the Divine Architect constructed this admire
-.lily-adjusted system-to-wear -out -and--fall--to
ruins, even before one single revolution of its
complex schemes of wheels had been perfor
med P At the end of a vast period amounting •
to - many millions of years, the entire range -of •
fluctuation will havy been 'accomplished ; the
entiro System, planets, orbits, inclinations, ec
centricities, perihelia and nodes will - have gai
ned their original values and placs; and • the
great boll of. eternity will then sound—ONE !"
FACTS IN BRIEF. — Out of ei?ery thousand
men, twenty of them die annually. The num
ber, of inhabitants of a city or county is t'e-'
nerved every thirty yeai:s. The number of 'old
mon who die in the cold weather, is to the
number of those who die in the warm weather,
as seven to four. The men ablo to bear arms
form a fourth of the inhabitants of a country.
TheprOportion betiveen.the deaths ,of women.
aidthat of men is one hundred to one hun-,
dred'and eight: The probable duration of te-_
male lives is.sixty; but after that period the
ooloulation is more favorable to • them than
MOD. Ono half, of those whci are horn die be
fore they attain the age of , seven. .4nopg,
three thousand one hundred and twenty-five
who die, it appears by the register That• thiera,
is dhly one person of one hundred years of
age. Moro old men pre 'found in oltsiitect
situations titan in vtilleys_ and plabil2-'
INFANT 13A171.SM.—Two Baptist Clergymen.
of Georgia, recently offered, thiiofie a thon:
taud,•tho other fifteen dollars, to any: ono who
ould "find hi the New Testament one passage
I,f scripture, affording either precept for:„.or
v 'xamplo of Infant Baptism," The , cludiengo,
iwns noceptod, by a , Methodist clergyman, a
.ime and place fised,• and 'judges, chosen to
keni,find determine,. and the investigation gone
.nto—,,The:pnesages quotedwere Matthew 28;
,17, 20; Mark 9; 88, 87; Merit 10: I 8 10 ;--,
Acts 8; 88, 40:: itommez 4: 17, 19; gal. .8
26, 29. ,Each party had. thirty minutes for
comment; and the jndges then deliberated ii.:-
bout lialf nn hour, end decided that the
tempted proof wag a, failure. .
.;', ' .
SMALL DiarTs.—*9 man; says tho - lioete t io
X'rantrript, is obi? tn pay, ought .Orei..
nay to a.pdor nian v' hen the priY 7
,Tient of a few, ilolls:renibi niakViiisereatters
.and family eoinfOrtal;le. • 114.iti Sauna 'iniir.
ale, I)oley in payment obliges the ore!:1Yor to
lose time in running after the' money, 71404
ie equivalent to se much yalnetltiduoted from
the debt. Wbere l .the debt is ,of small' anoint
two or tines errands, atior it inlaid oat to the
creditor morkilian . ,l • o7,4OlO:oll . §:. •
- Scor l4 Steens.", of the New li.ork-McF011.7,.
::,af t vlagitteearrelltieeteti tw-, 'a. lady to Wr
, piece ha for allmm, perpetreted,thelollowimp.
1. Irk thiw spotlem/ •
my thelm,llto to4mmizl
,Theireelvee like maple lasses W:
etiYeand‘ Wax; briiact.zr •
Your io§y.'qbarms , *in 'loon dooay—
Ay thue will:aeon:be berm nßpy
it iadYs wha's EkVollelutCa