Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, February 10, 1870, Image 1

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J. 3.1. WALLACB.
To wed, oi:not to wed, that is the questiMs I i ;
Whether 'tie cheaper for Mankind to stiffor •
The thousands Ifs of single blessedness, .
Or tAke to arms an eager charming spouse
For better or for worso, and thug toend them.
To court—to wed—na more; and with a word,
A simple word, to cast off boarding houiee,
flash, and cod forever, 'Tie a consummation
Devoutly to be wished.. To court, to wed )
Tcrwed 1-and foot the dry goods bilk? Ay I there's
the rub ,
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For In that state of bills, what,glit'rea come
For switches, plumpersAirecian bends, an aint—
I guess I'll pausal That's the reason
We bachelors are so afraid to marry.- =
For who could bear then, of washer women,
Or darn ties gartiog sock at heel' ei toe, . '
Or with a needle (difficult to thread,)
Minus a thimble, sew a button on,
Or tie a necktie in a double knot, .
When just saying" Yes," when passion inks on
" Wit I you kayo her?" .We needn't do Ili
Who'd grunt and'groan aloud with raging tooth;
Or any other 111, without a wife to throw his boot at ,
From which (entree ho's left a widower,
Or qui, kly gets divorced, or runs away) ,
No Mime= e'er returns?
,- Thin bale tie tack.
And makes us rather bear the ills we have .
Than fly to those we know ant of
Thus, Laving _donned_e3rig_and dyed ourbeard__
We're made the prey of shrewd and crafty widows._
The dupe of maidens of uncertain ago,.
Tho game of unsophieticatad girls,
And dare not flee these Ili bi nodding.
(Sr An the Bl3o*ele Expres9
" Just at that instant," continued the
King, " she reached him, and he was
stived;l—for as the shark opened his
grea l t jaws, she thrust lidr Kabool!li be
tween them, noble girl I prepped tfiem
wide apart, ran her arm down his throat,
into his gullet; - and recovered the gentle
man's watch 1 Come here, child, rind
show the foreigner the shark's tooty
marks on your shoulder."
" I see, I see. It was an intrepid act.
It was noble to strie the poor white man
from so ghastly a death. And this is the
girl who taught you to add breadfruit to
your poi?"
" Yes the same—the,i - ei - i same. To
four -finger poi, you understand—not to
all sorts. I will show yon—l will make
you undorstand. In Alm: Sandwich Is
lands and the Idervinas, they make poi
out of the taro root, only„then yon know
they wouldn't dromn of—However, I•
was going. to tell you. The native takes
the tarn root, which is much like what
you describe a turnip to be, and wraps
it in plantain leaves, .and puts it in a hole
iu the ground which he lined with hot
stones, dost't you see 7—covers it up, lets
it roast. Takes it out, pounds it in a
great stone dish with 41 largo stone pes
tle ; adds water to mush, from time to
time to thin it. Ho sets it away, (it is
poi now,) in large calabashes. It looks
much like flour paste. At meals all the
family and friends sit around tho
bashes on their haunches, just as you
and I are doing—except that the . poor
Hanakav are naked of course. Ah 1 no,
of course, my' friend—because you See
me, the great king, in shire collars a'nd
- - spentaxfiesTyou ..mse-mnt - inrsgiue
the , cornmon subject must ape grandeur,
and put on clothes. They sit around
the calabash, and all eat from it with
their hands. Aach inserts his fingers
and stirs them briskly around" until a
portion of the pulpy mass adheres to
them—then tilts back his head, lets the
suspended tail of the pulp descend into
' his open mouth—then his fingers follow,
and he sucks the remainder from them—
Nov, if tile pulp be thick you can use
one linger ; if it be thinner you must use
two or three, or four flivers according 7
ly. But,'as I told you, it was this in
spired girl that invented the method of
thickening , four finger poi with bread
fruit—aud also the flavoring it with the
carcasses of the delicious bird which in
your tonguS you term the- grasshop
"-Blessed girl !"
" Blessed girl, indeed. But pardon
me—you—you seem distressed."
"It is nothing. Poi, oven its native
nastiness, is only mildly delicious to me,
the addition to it of the wild game you
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.say no more. I porceive.' But
try this dish. It is a fig of bananas and
plantains, with oranges slieed^in it—and
just a spoonful or two of the delightful
chirimeya'added to give it tone. I con
ceived the ides 'of adding the ' angle
"It was an inspiration." •
"I so regard it. It is so considered,
To tho common
That iii to say pro-
by the groat chiefs
herd it is. tabu.
hibit'od, Now as thoy 302, , gard those mis-
sionariert" continued. the king„ reflect
ively scratching his hea t d with the fork I
had presented him, and which ho had al
ready learned to use a greattleal, though
not always in a legitimate way " as re-
garde those migaionarles, I will nay that
- .
their ,landing here has unexpected but
I hastened to give then* every protec
tion.. And I gave them, oil :privilege to
teach. They were the fl st whites that
some of my People bad pen, and of course
these. simple natives had a natural .curi
osity to experiment upoWthem. I could
not reasonably deny them this little grat-.
ification, although I cautioned them to
- Piactiec as little cruelty upon-the stran
gers as was compatible with a' fair &-
nil; for Information, and the
wholesome amusement. They removed
Johnson's ears,- and that was a thing I
regretted seriously until it was explained
to me that a groat chief's 'sick child At-.
sired thorn to play with-c-and if You could
Lava aeon how much more contented and
restful ilia .poor young thing was after
It :umpired thorn, you would have felt
how blessed a thing it is to ho able to
contribute to the-141;111(ms of. oven 'a,
little child."
"It was 'the impulse of a genorcus
heart-it was. a, spirit of liberality as
rare as it is beautiful?" • -
, ( 0 911,1ohrdicin said it . was the will of
God. It was like ;oilmen to say that.
But the missionaries wore right well
treated, on the whole. Tim natives•
tried varidus jintOresting experiments
,upon them', such . as +Scorching them,- and
Scalping them,, and all'that . ert of thing,
and I killed one of them , myself; not in,
.malice, but becausej'haq a curious Ca ., .
price to see how he would go with onions.
116 was a failure. Old and tough. Un
'dordono, my !naliinet Baia--a shade ,toe
. venerable - I . said. Give me 'pungency'
and 'tenderness for a. combination.
Onimii end infancy is Miridea . of comfort.
But:hers wpm. a dish which you Will.
my_ heoa4akti4 dog . and
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yamsproject your teeth in this flyce
tion and nip this slice from the contrivance
Which you call a fork. A man, if hobo
anything of air epicure, is bound t 9,. like
this dish. It is, par excellence, the na
tional dish—no loan is complete without
it. t loan is a grand' feast, my friend,
that is what the word means. Do you
know that the edible dog of this land is
a perfectly proper aid elegant beast for
human consumption? It is
.even so.
Be is never allowed to touch meat. ' 110
is fed wholly on poi—a strictly vegetable
diet. He is reared in the house—sleeps .
with his owners, male or female—rides
horseback with them—travels in the
boat with them—is their inseparable pet
and companion. They love him tenderly
in life, and in death they. turn not away
from him: They eat him. They stuff
hisbody full of plantains, bananas, yams,
and other dainties, and cook him among
hot stones buried in a bole in the ground.
Not a breath of the aroma, not a drop of
the combined juices, escapes. You peo
ple don't know how to cook. No, as I was
saying, the 'Canal:as experimented a
good deal on the missionaries, in the in
terest of science, and the experiments
were generally fatal, though I urged
them to spare the missionaries, .for ive
could not know when we would have an
other lot. But among those that sur
vived was Williams, and it was he that
,4fent home those damaging reports
to your country, in Which he spoke of
the treatment of his brethren in a pee
vish, fault finding manner, ill becoming
his sacred calling. I suppose • your
people believed every word of it, and
just jumped to the conclusion that we
were a bad, inhospitable race. Never ex
plained about Johnson's . ears, perhaps?
never told why I killed that other fel
low ?—confoald - me, it so ems to me that
sonic people take pleasure in misfepre
smiting things, and bringing obloquy on
their fellow creatures. Sometimes I feel
as if .I had rather be dead and at rest.
The world seems 'so Shameless in its
judgments, and one' s life is so embit
tered by the malicious criticisms of those
whose hearts aro not in symyathy . with
"It lean pitiful in that Williams, after
all you had done for his imrty."
"I should say so! But never
let's be cheerful, anyway. low and you
making out? Let me help you to a fried
plantain. Take some more of the pup?
No? Try some .more of the Inman
being? By George, this fellow is done
to a charm. like him. He was a
Frenchman—splendirl — ebilp—) ming .and
hale and hearty, beautiful to look upon.
Do you prefer white meat or dark? Let
me help you to some of the breast. • Ali
me, I have known the youngest for
thirteen years—fished with , Mtn sailed
with him, swain with him, nve - a couple
of my sisters anl four aunts to him. I
loved him. He was always good. He is
good now."
Taking up a fragment of Ids late
brother in law, the king took a bite, and
then gazed. long - and Pensively - upon the -
rpirtaiutlex,l. till_bycLand_byt—the_ml , grl es
of his mouth began to twitch with emo
tion, and presently two or three great
tears welled from his eyes and coursed
down his cheeks. Then, in a choking
voice, he murmured :
Alas, they have fried him !"
I laid down the breast bone of deceased
and burst into tears also. Such is the
sympathetic power of grief. It was
nothing to ice whether they fried Lim
or boiled him ; it was nothing to me
how this poor foreigner was cooked; I
was only eating him out of a vain curi
osity, and not because 1 loved Lim, not
because I respected him, not because I
wished to curry favor with his relations.
Yet I wept. • ~
"They have fried him 1" said the
king. "Alas, poor Gaultier. However,
let us cheer up, let-us be content. But
I will have my cook -for breakfast for
this—and I will fry him, and see Low he
likes it. There is nothing like a sharp
example, to teach a man, my - friend.
But do n't be idle,• sir—take some more
of the fried Frenchman. I ought to be
ashamed to'offer you snob dish, but
you see how I am situated. He ought
to have been baked—this fellow ought.
We always bake a Fre c nehmrin-4e never
think of frying him. Butl wish yell had
known this fellowr-so kind, so kentle r
sa loving, and you see yourself hoW ten.
dor he is. But that Williams business
—I wish you would straighten that up
for'me when you, go back to Anierica.
'lf your people could only know the facts
in the case„they would not blame me.
It is a little hard, after I have spent all
thei'e years in building up a good name,
to have Wall knocked iifthelioad by this
flabby adventurer. Now, what ,he
called a ' hideous revel,' and a ',feast of
devils,' and all torts of vile and wici ed
names, wa nothing in the world, give
you my sacred honor, but a simple bar
b:retro—seventeen old orippled natives,
no account under the..sun, juist an ex
pense to the community, and I fricaseed
.them to givert little treat to sonic visit
ing town chiefs, aldermen, you call
them; in your country;) 'who were here:
for a day of two from Wonga, Island.
'Feast of devils.' Indeed ! Feast 'of
drieclup, skinny old, rapscallions that
the Island is a thousand times better off
witliont, and I am aura it was honorable
iii d's to be 'hospitable to those strangers :
ThOrigh bet Ween you and me A was an
awful iwindle on them—tough, oh, don't
mentiott I—more cholera morbuir and
indigestion, and general Offering among
thoso chiefs, you never saw the like of it
in your MI • Now,.Twain, you see how
rinich'iruth there is in , Williams' state
nrients ?•-rall that row .. :rhea nothing.'
You can set, this thing right' in your,
Oeuntry—you ,can do It :easy—simply
just explain the- facts—and anything I
can do for yid, .I'll do it—you can de
pend on Ms. Send , Mio'A copy of Yoni
Weekly. I can't, read It, •but n little lit
erature can't hurt •ir man, anyhow.
donee ghost . • •
"Oh Maven I what Is tho matter,
your gracious majesty ?" • -
"Oh, misery, oh, mur4o, oh; &spore
tiort-1" . •
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Oh Aint Is it, yofir
imporial majo .
--I beseech yowl,'! . : - r.' '' '
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' had sprangtohin feet, and his fixed
oyes were staring wildly ,at the c ried
meat before him. ' - - • '
"Oh my brain - reels I - This . fair a -f-
Frenchman's . hairy There - must ' be
some :mietaltel;: :* horrid • suspicion'
liursts 4 npon MO ! AI, What is this I
4 00 ?--thhrthing ?- 7 -this accusing mark 1
stmlieberiy on',the left arm 1--it•ie, it
is, my long lost brpther 1"
Alas, it was even so. ' It was his long
lost brother—what • was - left of him.
Poor, pooh fellow, he, was only fit to be
shoveled into a basket and given to the
Poor,.now. ..The king fell to the floor in
sensible. :Ho ',grew worse and worse,
'And the nest day hie removal to.the
country was ordered. Many sympa
thizing relatives and friends followed the
palanquin and did what they could to
alleviate.the sufferings of their, unhappy
It turned out afterwards that the
sweetheart of the Frenchman had made
a surreptitious exchange of marketing
in the king's kitchen before daylight On
that fatal day. She .had bought the
king's brother from a wandering tribe
that belonged. iu the great wilderness at
the other end of the island. She bought
him purposely to make that exchange,
though of course she did not Inow who
he wis. _ The • and. the. Freuchinan.
escaped from the island in a canoe that
very night, and wore happily married,
or drowned, I don't know which. I
would have liked to taste that French-
The Senate Finance Committee, to
vestigate the manner in which the State
Treasurer has, for the last ten years,
managed the State funds, anil whether
they have made any illegal uses of the
same, held a meeting on Wednesday
evening, Senator Billingfeh in the chair.
The Chairman called for the reading,of
that portion of the Governor's_message
Which alleged that no man had been
elected State Treasurer who had not he
come rich.
Senator White inquired whether sub
pumas had been issued, as required, to
ex-State Treasurers, and to Messrs. Kern
ble, McGrath, Moore, Irwin, and others,
and to Chief Clerks Taggart and NMI
olson. -
The Chairman replied that the neces
sary papers had been issued, and that
many of the persons were in attendance,
including Meisrs. Mackey, Kemble,
McGrath, and Nicholson. Lettot:s had
been received from Henry D. Moore and
Irwin, both expressing their inability to
be present to-night, but their willingness
to appear as soon as they could - reach
The examination then commimeed.
Mr. Mackey was sworn i t nd gaestioned
by Senator White.
Q. Are you State Treasurer? A
Q. What is the balance in the Treas
ury now P A. I cannot tell the balance
in figures, exactly, without refeiring to
the books. I think about $17,000,000.
My report gives figtires to the thirtieth
of November, and my books will show
any day_youlook ac them..
Q. What amount of bomb are there
hr the Treasury? A. Six millions three
hundred thousand Pennsylvania rail
road,. and $4000,4300 Allegheny Valley
Q. To what fund do theto bonds be
long? A. Sinking Fund.
Q. Where are theme Londe? A. In
the vault.
Q. Where 'laic they been during your
term of office? A. They have never
been out of the vault, except to show to
the Attorney General..
Q. Did you ever use those htinds for
the purpose of speculation? A. They
never were out of the Treasury, except
at the time I mentioned ; I never used
them in any way.•
Q. Where is the money that is due the
Commonwealth? A. Scattered over
the State, in various banks. •
Q. Aro the banks believed to be sol
vent? A. I have every reason to believe
so, with the exception of two.
Q. State what those exceptions are-?
A. The failure of abanlc in 101, and
1865; one had about $7,000, and one
Q. -Was the money in your hands
ready i 6 be used at any time to meet the
demands of the Government? A. Yes,
sir; every dollar of it, except the ad
vances made to members of the Legisla
tm•e and other officers, for which I get
no pay.
Q. With that exception, is all the
money, in the Treasiity liahile to be °snail
on for the purposes of the State? A.
Q. , Has there over been a time since
you.came into office that all the money
of the Commonwealth has not been
available? A. There luis never been a
time that every dollar received by mo
was not subject, to call moment's
Q. Have you,over used money of the
Commonwealth for purposes of specula
tion in , gold or ;decks? A. I have al
ready answered this question ; „I never
did him a dollar ottho Commonwealth's
money invested in stock or bonds, or
anything of the kind.
Have you over refused to,pay any
of 'the liabilities of tho'Commonwealth
on proper deniand P A. Not when duo.
I may explain, I do not know that we
have any autliority4ut it has been tho
custom of this Ake to refuse to pay
school' Wartiantsof delinqueht °ankles.
This waft Oneliylogal advice, as matter
of policy. •
Q. ,Have you ever used any money
of the Commonwealth for thhpurmAo
congaing, the elections? A. Do jou
„mean money of the Treasury?
Mr. White—Yes, '
A. Na;, sir ; I have spent a little' of
my own occasionally, but not' of the
now TIME lIANApIrAf EMT 'MGM' , En In.,
Q. I .iyould. Into to havo your opinion,.
officially; m the management of thO
Treasury, and kinds that should ho
adopted: Cdixid the Management of its
affairs he . Mado bottir •by statute?
A. • Very materially. • . .
Q. PlOase' sfatO _hy what measures?
'think tho iotsttictionfo 'nlon the
l'reaSury. ars unwise. It unwise
rOstriat the, .Commissionors of the Sink.
Lag Fund to part with the bonds oethe
.tommOttwoalth...when- thai are ;worth
more in the market than their italuation :
If money is to be used at alkit is bettor
to use it in lifting our own ecotu•ities
than in any 'other way. • 2
• Q. What do you think -selecting de=
positeries of th ovornment• for the
State funds P . I never gave it much
-thought., I do not think ,there ought to
be depositories nor -any money in the
Treasury, If you exhaust your money
you do not need depositories. As long.
as you have money on hand you will have
a competition for that money. Deposi
tories will make a fight for balances.
Q. Would it be wise to select deposi
tories for balances that are in the treas
ury, from time to time. to meet school
and charitable appropriations? A.
You cannot ruff the Treasury without
having some balances,. I' do not c.•fre
hero to express Myself fully, because
this is not the 'place.. I need more time
for sueh 'disquisition. I have no doubt
that the Committee could prepare a bill
to meet the-exigencies of the ease. --
- Senator-Wallace -mow -commenced- -an•
examination of the witness, and objected
to the desultory character which the
questioning had assumed.
• Q. Give us a detailed staterndeit of
the way, manner and ..time at which
moneys are paid into the State Treas.
my. Does your daily report show that?
A. -Yes, sir ; the bookssliow.that.
Q. Do the books sbow all moneys
paid into the State Treasury each day?
A. Yes ; perhaps not each day, but the
exact amount'.
Interruption by State Treasurer Kam
hie, who said there was a book kept with
a' detailed statement. _
'Mr. Mackey replied : Yes, sir. '
Q. In your Treasury report is there
a detailed statement? A. Yes, sir:
Q. The next branch of this inquiry
is, where, and upon what condition are
these moneys kept? When did you
conic into office? A. On May 3,,1869.
Q - What - amount — of Ynoney came into
your hands on that day? A. I re
oetted for about $ll, mo, opo.
Q. t From whom? A. From the
former'. Treasurer.
Q. Of what was thin $11,000,000 com
posed? A. .Tioneys deposited in banks,
and cheeks._
Q. Give tic the' itemis. A. That 1
cannot do from recollection.
Q. Can you do it by examination ,of
books? A. I do not know even.if I
conhi do that ; I can only give, gross
amount. r
Q.' I want a detailed statement of
what that money was made dh• in . ; 4n
what condition the' moneys were When.
they came into.your hands. You,say it
was not cash? A. Could give details
&Om books, but not from recollection.
It *as moneys in bank, sight checks, and
some other things.
Q. Can you give us detailed state
ments of these - itenik? I 40 :not.
Q. Can you give us a poition of them?
A. Yes.
• Q. Can you give us that at our next
next meeting? A. Yes, if you desire it.
Q. What was the balance in Treas
ury on January 1; 180?? A. I cannot
give you from memory, but can from
Q. Give it to us. Have you an ap
proximate 'of how much it was? A.
No, sir.
Q. Can you give a detailed statement
of how that money was made up, and
where deposited, at our next meeting?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What banks were the principal
depositories? A. Those in.. Philade
lphia; Uarrisburg , and Pittsburg were the
largest depositories.
Q. What banks in Phtladelphii? A.
Farmers' and Idechanict, which is the
. depository by - statute ; Jay, Cooke &
Co. ; Kensington National Bank ; J. E,,
Ridgway & Co., and the Union Banking
Company. These sic idircan think of
just now.
Q. What wore the Mipositoriox in
Darrisburg? A. Dougherty, Brothers
Sz Co. ; First National Bank ; Mechonia
Bank ; State 'Bank, and Dauphin' De
pository... .
Q. What store - the depositorieSTin
Pittsburg? A. Allegheny National
Bank; Allegheny Ravings Bank ; Ger
man Savings Bank, and Mechanics' Sav
ings Bank.
- Q. Whutwas your balance with J. E.
Ridgway on the first of Augu t last?
A. It was never shangecl from Mr.
Ridgway, from which I received jt from
my predecessor, mmely : Ono hundred
thousand dollars.
Q. That in 8 ince. you eaino into Oleo?
A. Yos,..eir.:
Q.' Have you received any considera
tion for permitting that money to remain
there? A. I cannot answer that ques
tion if I am 'to be arraigned for sup
posed•nielfeasance in office.
Q. I simply want the facts. A. IC I
am to be arraigned I. want to bo, ar
raigned according to law; I really want
to.give you-the freest, and.
tion of the Treasury as far as I inn pcim:
corned; but I do not wish to be placed in
a false position. •
Remarks , by .Wallace have no
threats to' make,' and no promises to
make. It would be absurd for us :to .
make throaty rind equally absurd for - Us
to promise that there shotild - be no prose: -
ention. Our dtitY is - Well 'defined. We
simply want to'know whrit is the'present
and past condition of the Treasury., ,
A.. am perfectly. waking to
give you the exact position of the Treas
ury, if it is to involve me ;: itLs . question
of inoseeution,l decline to answer this
question: . • .
Q. What amount Or .- marnitynts ,on
deposit in the First National Bank of
Harrisburg, on th - o -, ,lirst of August last?
A, That I could not toll you, tdr.,
• Q., Can you give eta an approximate
ptatorrlontr A. No, I cannot. •
Q. Can you • furnish r uti, that? A.
' Will you do so? , rim; sir.
Q. What amount monovvas, on
deposit in the Allegheny Nationall3ank
on the 'first of. A.Ugust last? I eafi
nbt ansacif any, of tip :questions from
14. Please give us all of them up tp
tho first of August last?
Senator Billingfolt hero onkgested that
Mr. Mapoy , give.the. Committed the
arices at the end of each motith,.
Mr. Maokoy.said that ho could do it.
Question, by Mr.-Wallace :-.-Are the
money's at all: times liablo tto•drdttP. A:
Q. Were these depoSitorieS at all
times able to sustain the 'di:tat( of yoUr
department A. Ido not know that
they weio, without giving thorn some
. 1 do not think that any bank
would keep its money idle..
Q. Was not the practical working:or
the System been to permit the, banks to
use it by loaning? A.. Certainly.
Q. Could you not have drawn, for ex
ample, a draft upon the First National
Bank sit Harrisburg, of what[over balance
was there, and have it honored prompt
ly? A. I suppose it' might hail) been,
honored, hut I might have, given them a
great deal of trouble. •
Q. In answer to General 'White, you
said - yon .never - put — rMy -money: Of.
- Commonwealth teLydur
use in speculating in stocks and gold?
A. I limie never speculated with a dol
lar of any money belonging to the Trees-.
Q. Had you a private account as well
as the accounts of • the Commonwealth
with these banks?. A. I.think I
little account hero with Dougherty -4
Brother, and I have meat my own bank,
but,none at any other.
Q. . What is thes account of the depos
its in the Harrisburg First National
Bank? A. I cannot give it to you, ex
. .
Were you ever engaged in specu
lating with the money that was to your
own account in any of these banks, dur
ing your term of- office A: I had a
right to do with my own money as I
zleped. I do tQCsupposeffiaing Treas
urei ivoul cop - Mll 6- frollizirshigrinrown
money as I deemed necessary,
Q. What amount of money were you
worth when you wont into the Treasury.?
A. Am — l - regnired - to - answer — that - rpre
tion? '
Reply—Not unless you see'fit ?
A. I think I was worth twenty or
twenty-five thousand dollars.
Q. What has been the amount of Ale
posits to your private account in tho Al
legheny National Bank ? A. Just as it
has been heretofore, all along: ; I could
not tell you 7 there has nover - been any
of. the State money to my account.
Q. By Mi. Brooke—ls that tho'bank
with which you were connected halve
coming hero? A. Yes, air ; I am con
nected with it now'? - •
Q. By • Mr. Wallace=Wore you
caplet of it? A., Yes, of course; you
_iinclerstomkple to say. that there 'was no
public moucy put to my private account.
Q. What amount of money ' are you
worth not,v A. I cannot tell you ;I do
i i
not think I am much cha T , ,, ,m cd.
IQ. Aro you worth moi,. money than
..ion were before ? A. 7 2 .,that I know
Sif .)" . would boVadJolsn 3.___:____
Q. Have you made no profit nor ben
efit Out of the funds of, the Treasury
other than ythif salary ? 'A. I cannot
answer that,question..
Q. Have you used any money of the
Commonwealth for Your own private
purchase 'at ariy time? A. No. „
Q. Have you received nny interest or
compensation, direct or indirect, at any
time for use of any moneys of the Com
monwealth? A. I thought the other
question covered that.
Q. Any interest or compensation, di
met or indirect, foi moneys of the Cons.
monwealth ? A. Fortho'samo ' reason
I decline to aniswor. If lam to be ar
raigned I Prefer it-to bedews in the right
Q. By Billikfelt—did I understand'
you to say thatlhese :accounts are bal
anced every day books -are
balanced and cash eettled ovary evening.
Q. ,Did that balance conflist of differ
ent kinds of moneys, and investments,
and Securities ? A. Yea,
Q. By what term do you designate'
those balances ? A. Bank account s
drawer account, and vault account.
Q. By bank" accounts do you mean
the moiMy .deposited in o lio various
banks or the Commonwealth ? A. Yes
and by drawer accounts all the money in
that d rawer. 4,?"
Q. ' Cash that they used in making
change within the vaults ? A. Y,os
Q. Yoti keep your accounts in
your b,oOku as to what your vaults con
shit oy? A: yes vAult
Q. .11o . you designate on your books?
A. No ; just koop it as- vault atcoutit,
each day. .
Q. Put ou the table without naming
of what it conaiats
Q. Is there . any record, either pUblie
'or private, kept of that vault account 2
A. There is a privata record kept
'ways. . . .
Mr: Bijlingfelt—lt may be well to
inquire of what these vault 'aceounts
consisted of the • time those balaneds
were striick, or what :thoy noiVcOnsist
1 would not preis this question now,
liutin preparation of the . detailed .seate
rnent: . ' d • . • • ' •
Mr. Wallace-Q. Under the resolu
tions ottlie Senate, we are required to
investigate the praCtice of the State
Treasurer for ton years past. ,What has
the practice in regard tri..the use of
the State funds 'r :A. think - you haie
gone through me
_pretty : thoronghli. on,
this subjqcf . ; you will have to, examine
details for that. •• • . .
• Q.. You know no practice? A. I
know my own practice:,
Q. • By Mr. White-You, speak of
practice. Yoti . lenow , your.own,liractico.,
11niits boon your practical to select sob?
. vOnt banks for yourdepositories -A.'' I
havo a little interest iu that. I have
imnd - 0f480,060 staring me in tiro face.
Q: Can pia state whether in soleating .
your depositories you aro careful nOt o to
select Solvent b, long housosin the. Com:
monwealth? • I havO never' ' inado
any deposits that did not think was,
=pit Bemired' in.'
Q. &CO whothor you have inqUired
'as to the current condition of those 'do
poSitorlei alr to • SolvoneY? 4: ,Tieing
onangod In the , Imeineaa I. ought to' be
; I thotight I 304
think so yet ; I think my successor will
• get all the money be is *Wed to ! ,
: Ozrz., r , . •
Q.. Something has iieen said about the
Practice ,of your predepssors. State
whether your policy in selecting-the .
positories for your . balance diffeled.frni
yoim predecessors ? A. About the same
as over. I haVe pursued the routine of
the office, so far as I know, in most ea
cses. There are some in which I did
not. -
Q. By Mr: Brooks—Did you think
those in which yon did not were an im
frOvement A. I thought so:
Q. jly Mr. White—There is some
talk about a salary or seventeen hundred
dollars ; I bolieied that Is the 'salary al
lowed by the State Q. A. Yes sir.
Q. DO ?:ou think that is sufficient ?
A. Not if T had to go througk,an ex
amination of this kind often. ' . •
Q. Do you think • a salary of seven
teen hundred dollars enough - 2 A. -No
Sir ; do not.,
Q. --To pay-for-vigilance necessary - to
the proper management of the. finances
of the State, do you think the salary
should be increased 2 A. Certainly, it
ought to be without a question.
Q. Can a man properly discharge the
duties of that also traveling frompoint
to point, looking after the condition of
the depositories of the Commonwealth,
and attending - .to current business, 'for a
salary of, seventeen hundred dollars ? A.
Not unless he wanted to work for glory.
Q. Then, as an official, Would you
recommend an increase of salary? A.
Certainly, the salary ought not to be less
than $4,000.
Q. By Mr., Billingfelt- , -Are the secu
rities sufficient-?__l. They ought not to
bo less than $250,000 under any :circum
stance. Ido not carp what system you
adopt the Treasurer-will handle, more or
les.whis<balthias:tiiime time they will bo
necessarily tarn. He has to pay on the
first of August and on the first of Feb
ruary over $900,900 every half year.
- Senator -- Wallace --- moved -- thaddr. -
Mackey be requested to give monthly
statements in answer to questions rela
ting to his books. Adopted.
Taking into account the habits of the
people, tea and coffee for supper and,
breakfast add to human health and• life,.
if a single taken at, either meal,
and it is never increased in strength, fro: -
quency or quantity-. If they were mere
stimulants, and were thus taken in mod
eration, with uniformity,-they would in
time become either inert or the system
• would become so,habituated to their em
ployment as to remain in the same rola,
tive pOsitioe to them, as if they had never
been used ; and consequently as to them
selves they had better never been used,
as they are so liable to abuse. But Bei
. once and fact unite in declaring thorn to
be nutritious as well as stimulant ; hence
they_ willflo a new good, to the system
- archdiff, _o t encT of life, just as bread
and fruits ; hence we never, get tired of
either. But the use of bread and .fruits.
is daily abused by multitudes, and dys
pepsia and eholorn morbus result; yet
we ought not to forego their employment
on that accannt, nor should we forego
the use of tea and coffee because their
inordinate use gives neuralgia and other
al he ents.
, But the habitual use of tea and coffee,
at the last and first , meals of the day,.
has another high advantage—it is pro
ductive of incalenlable good in the way
ofaverting evils, • :
We will drink at our meals, and if WO
do not drink those we will drink what is
worse—cold water, milk, alcoholic mix-
tures. The regular use of these last will
lead the young to drunkenness. The
considarablememploymeut of shitple milk,
at meals,- by sedentary persons—by, all
oxpopt the robust—will either Constipate
or render bilious ; whilecold,wator largely
used, that is to the extent of a glass or
two at a meal, especially in cold weather,
attracts to itself so much of the heat of
the systein, in raisin said water to the
temperature of the body about ono hund
red degrees that the process of digestion
is arrested in the meanwhile, ,giving rise
a deathly sickness of the„itomach, to
twisting pains, to vomiting, .purgings,
and even to cramps, to fearful contortions,
snit sudden deaths, which thins would
have been averted had oven tho same
amount of liquid in the shape of simple
hot water been used. But none knowing
these timings, .being prejudiced , agaiust
the use of tea and coffee, 'would subject
himself to be mostunpleasantly
tind questioned, if not ridicules, were he
.to ask for a cup or glass of 'hot water.
But as tea and coffee are universal bey'
erages, are oar every Cable, and everybody
is expected to take one or the calmer as•a
natter of course, timey are--unwittingly
the means of safety and' of life to timid;
tucks, They save life whore a glass of
cold , water would have destroyed it; • So
that the use , Cmf those : beverages is net
merely allowable.‘-lt -is• politic, ,it is
necessity,,-Ifaii's Jo tzinal of Health'
• ! The_following dispatch"roOently passed
through a telegraph office : • lent you,
one year ago, to-,niglkfornrilollartrinid
eighty-soveu cents; , If you have not had
it fong enough, please keep. it ono year
longer., To this ,dolecate hint this an
swer was returned: Tad forgotten it, let
her run another year; . •
The Department ropritnanded au loiva'
postmaster bodause his,qUarterly returns
liadriot lieorteertifiod by':odth, and the
delinquent 4.. e plied as follows i
•• Dear sir ; . 1 cant affort to go
tailes, to a,',Justees and Pay . p"sonts 'for
nothing, of i indult giro path' mink, then
you ken tako,tho off:id:Mt I shall lieilery
ghtdufit4-4 shall do ike 'Best T lion 'fur'
too united States, but i dont .think it Udi
pay to go so far. to - a Jufites; tou
years is onuff—l should have to.
horse; it IS up hill. -." , • . •
,Tho natTalo Express cOlitatnetho' 61-
A080'6643611 -
: ThOle# . 'd'ay it ` explained it thus !'
It's easy---.4..rceiglity . (cat) c-augl4 a-r
bightq (rat)=A cat caught a. rat. Aia't
it_ 2
Yankee puller cart., -overtak
ing.aßeVlero.wos addreseed : '- ' •
Oall3„1 what, you. carry ?'!;•
pens And 4:ooloidoexttui the.. an.'
" Cto allead," was the rejoinder.: " I
orry grays stones:"
ion. A. K. of this State,
Who has beCin sojourned during the win
ier at Columbia,' the Captfal 'Of South
Carolina, has written a Jong letter to the
ehombersburg Repository Under the ahem°
-title.. It so forcibly exttibits"qhe extra
ordinary changes that have talcen place
the civil.polity of South Carolina since
the war, that we transfer it to our col
umns. The Slave Oligarchy of South
Carolina,- it will be : recollected, . were
the prime movers ''Of the Rebellion' and
of the attempt to establish ast3leve Em
pire to the South. The events growing
out of that Rebellion; seem to be an act,
of retributive justice, and ought to be
a lesson to would be tyrants for all time
to come., We "append Col. 1 1 / 4 1.'Clure's
letter without further comment
To the Editor's of the Franklin Reposi
tory: Hero the Slave is now the Master :
the Bondman—is - the - Law-giver. Here
has been-fulfllled that-singular prophecy
ventured by Jefferson soon after lus
tirement from the Presidency. Speaking
of the crime of Slavery, he said, "that
considering numbers, native and natural
means only, a revolution of the wheel of
fortune, 'au exchange of situation,' is
among.possiblo events, and it may be
come probable by supernatural inter
ference I' The Almighty has no" attri
bute which can take side with us in such
a contest."
I walked. leisurely along the broad
streets of Columbia, to the imposing but
still unfinished eapitotOf South Carolina.
The softest breeze of Northern spring
time greeted me, and the beautiful mag
nolia, mock orange, firs, and Other ,ever-,
greens, seemed, to proclaim perpotual
summer.' The streets aro crowded with
motley groups of wititeS and blacks, and
on the modest elevation that fixes the
centre of the main avenue _ stands the
point of attraction—the capitol with the
Legislature in session. I entered .the
vast rotunda, and passed on to.the
halls,_to witness the deliberations
of the novel Legislature of reconstructed
Sou . Carolina.
'The Senate Hall, deSigned to echo the
eloquence of the Hanidens, the Rhetts,
the Hammonds, and other distinguished_
sons of chivalry, has been fitted up in
a modest elegance, and eighteen whites
and fifteen negroes fill its chairs. As a
body, it is but little below some North
ern States I have seen, in point of intel
ligence, and among its members aro able
men of both races. Mr. Corbius, the
President; is a very able lawyer and de
bater, and perhaps the commanding in
tellect of all the contributions 'from the
North to the statesmanship of South Ca
rolina._ He is well appreciated, too, as
he is Senator, D. S. District. Attorney,
and coddler of the laws, and fills all with
credit. Senator Jillson, another son of
New England, is a gentleman of culture,
and is State Commissioner of Education,
as well as legislator. Senator Leslie is
crat legislator from Brooklyn. He is now
a Republican Senator, and State Land
Commissioner. These doubly or trebly
honored gentlemen are not singular,
however. There was a lack of white
material when the wheels of government
were put in motion, and it became an
agreeable necessity for a number to ac
cept multiplied offices. Mr. Moses,
'Speaker of the House, is Adjutant Gen
eral; and Mr. Nagle, Controller General ;
Mr. Tomlinson, Auditor General ; Mr.
Assistant Adjutant General, and
Mr.' Stolloand,. Superintendent of , the
Penitentiary, and all commissioned State
officers, and members of the House.
The most notable negro in the Legis
lature is Senator Wright. He is a full
blooded negro of medium . size, with a
finely Thiseled face. and handsomely de
veloped head. He came here with the
certificate and seal of the Supreme Court
of Pennsylvania, as an, attorney at law,
His features and form aro fairly Cauca
sian in all save color, and lie speaks
fluently and forcibly. He is eminent for
his - integrity, and devotes himself intel
ligently alid earnestly to the advance,
meat of his race and State. Op the right
of the Chamber sits a tall, .gaunt, full
blooded negro, black as' midnight, with
the regular Southern negro dialect, and
the awkward gait of a field hand. He
is Senator„Nash, the representative of the
capital district, and successor 'of Wade
Hampton. Ho is quite intelligent, al
though entirely uneducated, and wag,'
in olden times, the hest hotel porter in
Colifinbig. Seilator Cain sits near the
centre aisle, and boasts of lip discount
00, his-African - blood. -Ho is -a
: tolerable
dobator, and an a ardent preacher of the.
Methodistpersuasion. A little in front of
him,. sits SemitOr Swalls, a light quad
roon, and a hasty' graduate of the county
free schoolatif the Clionkerland Valley.
He is doubtless remembered by many of
the'Pitizons of ohninbersburg, He-writes
•itteautiful hand and speaks' quite
The'holir of noon indreated -by the
pidhi mahogany eircular clock aliove the
door,. and the Senate is called 'to order.
A very plain jot black, -white ehokerod
Man . stepped up on the Hbeiikin"S' Stand;
'and Senators to their devo
tfoils:A-mre simple,o beautiful and tip
iato prayer , I never hoard, than
Chaplain:Adams offered for:his-dubioui
fleck,' and ' stricken 'Commonwealth.
Routine logination theft followed, land I
turned to' take . a look at tlie popular
'branch of the Legislature.' It sits in the
. streiowilibrnry rooni Of tho now capitol,
temporarily apprepriay thektirpose,
and a lltrgo gallery is usually crowded
with iiegrees, watching with intense in
terest UM Maiden offortS'ef their respec,.
tiirerbrotherti_, makers. Speaker
.1444' in and he;,Presides.
with'gieat dignity and,,atiilitye lie is
'Pat and,' an : , entlitisMst .]Prom
an extreme 'robot , ho has transformed
'himself an extreme Republican. , As a
staff Officer of Governor Pickens, he vas
4ctirded..the liciner' Of hoisting the tOti-
fcilerate'llag•tivef 'tort' Sumpter, -ivhon
,Anderisni titirrenderi3d,'Ond nosyhe pre- 7
sidetrovbithe ilrrit Republic:tit Logislii•-,
tura: His' father was rebel Connaiissioniir
to' persuade 'North join in
sereesionian4 now ho' administcrs Ito !
, lieattji • spe)iiattii,
(IhlOUJuitiao of the State:" •
- •
• The Sfieaker eetni '*iteateit 'chair, •
-and a gout, Yhtely loriee'd • aei'tr , o ;tie* .
hic;phteo pnoiidod''very grace. fly
Ho is.Mt": . 4Whipgiir, riii!dharle"sterl4a'
Afiohlian waif tfiat.OnmO with war and
lodged; when tiro army was diebwientel:
His face is round, full 'and well. drawn.
If covered with white skin..and- flaxen
hair his feature Would be moil°, than or:
didarily good. He is Patrick Henry
Of the House as an orator ; but his want
of, culture mars the beauty of his -Smi
te:lmes. Ho is a lawyer, and- aspires. to .
the yam* seat of the Supremo Bench, as
does Senator • White: Mr. Elliot, - a
MasSachusetts negro of full blood, is
perhaps the ablest disputant and par
liamentary loader on the colored side of
the hopso. I saw him lead in a ilospef•
ate struggle of two days, in support of
a bill that was fought desperately by
filibustering, and ho managed it , with
great skill until he covered his efforts
with success. ' Capt. Small, the hero of
the .!'Planter" during the war, is also a
member. jjois a stout, burly mulatto,
and his faCo indicates considerable in,
telligenco and great deo4iOn of purpose..
Pervis is a neat, slenclor• mulatto, and
hails froM Philadelphia, where his father
is well known as ono - of the most sue
cessful, financial princes-of -- his race. The
son is the negro Beau Brummel Of the
House—dresses very tastefully, and parts,
soft waving hair in the middle. He is
an active and influential member and
speaks well. Do Large is a dumpy, little
quadroon, a fluent but not very forcible
-talker, and has a passion for the
Ho was a steward in the rebel navy dur
the war. Cook/Of Greenville, is a
very genteel mulatto, and. a quiet but
efficient member. He is the son of his ,
former master, and long struggled to free
himself ft:om bondage. He saved fifteen
-hundred dollars, by sixpence and shil
lings earned after labor hours, and ok
fared it in vain for his liberty. Finally
rebellion brought Emancipation,and his
savings gave him - a domfortablo home.
The House is nearly two-thirds.negreos,
who were once slaves, and every possi
ble shade is to bo found. There are half
a dozen members,whci would reactlypass
for pure whites, but they wore South Ca•
rolina slaves a few }Tara ago. Mr. Tom
linson, a Philadolphia - Quaka, and ari
offshoot of tho Bureau, is the_ ablest
white rime on the floor, and one of the
most Vigilant,and faithful members in
hither branch, 'Cloaca° him sits Gen.
Dennis and Mr. Jenks, two of the able
political leaders of the House. In the
front row 15 the patriarch of the Logisitt,
ture—an old native, white preacher, -his
head bleached by the frost of more than
seventy winters. On each side of the
Speaker'sits a bright mulatto clerk, and
close by is Mr. Etter; - ' the reporter. In
the, gallery sits the first negro of South
Carolina, with his sprightly quadroon
wife. by his side. Mr. Cardoza, the
Secretary of State, is a robust', full faced,
mulatto, and eyerything about hilts in
dicates the highest 'culture. His father'
and master was an' officer of customs in
Charleston, and gave him a complete
eclue.atien in Scotland. He was regularly
ordained as aSninister, and was pastor
of . a New' England congregation' for
some years before the war. Gen. Hari
' • ardinm urgatilihn tb :a - 6044Wprelb - sWOT-
I - ship in the Lincoln University, but he
wisely prefers to serve his long oppressed
race in South 'Carolina. . ifid is highly
respected by all classes, -and exerts a
most salutary influence, in all matters
pertaining to thointerosts of the blacks.
If ho desired to fill the Executive Chair
of his Stile or a seat in Congress, either
would be conceded .to him without a
serious struggle ; but for the present ho
is content to continue as Secretary of
State. It is not improbable, however,
that on the fourth of March, 1871, 'Mr.
Cardoza, once the slave of-South Care
line, may appear at the bar of the U. S.
Senate to qualify as the representative
of the chivalry in the first legislative
tribunal of the nation.
COLUMBIA, S. C., January' IE, 1870
A.goodstory is told of a Tioga county
merchant, who agreed to take a farmer's
oats at fokt7 cents a bushel if..the latter
would let 1174 tramp the measure 'when
filled. The farmer agreed to it. - The
buyer paid for sixty bushels, and next
day wont after them. The farm filled
the half bushel and the merchant got in
and tramped .them down. Whereupon
the farmer poured the oats ho compressed
into the bag, - The.merchant protested,
and demanded that the .measure should
be filled up after tramping. The farmer
informed him that there was no agree
ment of that sort, but that ho might .
tramp down thh oats to his hearts Oh
tont after they were measured.
The .Amerioan Eptomotivist, in reply to
an•inquiry in regard to—grand-daddy
'king legs, from a Missouri cm-respon
dent, says : " Those long logged spi
ders are likewise popularly
Harvestmen, and Grandfather Gray
BeardS, in sonic , parts of the'country.
They all have similar habits, being car 7,
iivcrous: and seizing their :prey very
Much as a • cat seizes a mouso; 'but
they differ from other spiders hi that
they. li6dily devour their victims, in
stead of suelting out thoir juices. The
fact, thpn, ,of y'our one night noticing:tt
a daddy long-logs pounce upon a honey
bee; which happened to come near it,
'is not to be wondered at. Yet it may
be considered as mteseeptionatedEtif: -
rence, and wo should adviso you to en
°enrage, rather than, destroy,: these long
legged spideK because they are known
to .devour. groat, numbers of plant live;'
and Mr. Arthur• Bryant, of Prince- -
Jon, Ilk, has found them devouring the
JarVa - of the Coloriuki notate..bug.
scotclunan havini to ride a half - .
atarired; broken winded' horsC, :a Ling dis
tance, repeatedly , patisedduring the way
" •
at roadside inns, Where, aftor refreshing
hiniself With a. gill of whiskoy, be Would
cdmplacently romark to tho wrotehed on.
Aweed, wo'Nere'freslied
otir twa bodies, lot's eu gog '
'The young man . Who 'dotormined to
eoizo tho first tbing•tfint turned up his
been' arrested mmtfier
*h . rale the differ once a
:between Man
'paralysed with foar r aMl a ieopard's tailf
:o l d to rooted- to . the 'spet l Mid thp other
is Spottodto 'thereat. ' •
)Sirs.Atnelial3loomer, one tiM•
nopre ,
trman reform, and who.
iaiS her name to• a ridiculous sty's , of,
Clountaißluffs,.. oppo•
Site - Ontd,ll .0(1'94te,4•1.4i ill
IMnlth fiten joining is-the campaign for
womamsuffMge,.*liich she heartily sym
pathises with, , • .
$9.00 a year,
Incomprehensible and solitary, like all
that is great and true, rises the Minster
of Strasburg. I walked round and round
it, and sought the entrance, .at which
stands Erwin's statue, the figure of just
ice. On 'the opposite side of the church
is the portal, on which is the martyrdom
of St. Laurentius, within an arbor, as it
were, of stone, open all around, and full
of hanging grapevines.. In thsprincipal
entrance on the loft are wise virgins with
their lamps, innocent and simple non
the right are saints, with demons or'evil
spirits under their heels. On the ono
gate are angels above angebs ; on the
other, martyrs.. ..As I looked up .and
down, and eontemplatdd the. countless
images .of stone, in their niches, their
stiffened lips loosened, I hear.. their
voices, hymns ; the whole_ pile becomes
melody; the swell of separate tones
melts into ono gigantic symphony. •
As the twelfth hour, approached, mul
titudes mine running from every side.
They were all Gager to see this suriosity
of medineval times ; although the clock,
adapted by the aged mathematician,.
Sehwilgue, to the present 'State of sci
ence, has 110{7 been going for four years.
My friend at last appeared:and we had
barely time In posh our way through the
crowd, and to ascend the small winding
staircase which leads into the four stories
of the clock, and the small balcony in
which we were suspended like swallows,
against the mathematical ,monument,
looking down perpendicurly upon a
dense mass of heads, who'll) eyes and .
lips Were all fixed upon one point. On
ono of the lower galleries, an angel,
guarded by lions which formerly roared,
and holding a sceptre and bells in its
hands, strikes the quarters, and another
turns round the.hour glass, In an upper
space, the four ages of life then step
forward ; the child strikes the .first
quarter, with:its thyrsus, upon a boll, the
youth strikes the half hour with his
arrow,` the armed warrior the third
quarter with hit sword, and the old man
the fourth with his crutch ; then Death
appears, and strikes the hour with his
boner and, as the sound of the last
stroke dies away, the figure of Christ, •
comes forward in a yet - higher story,
and raises its right arm - as for a bless
ing ; the twelve, apostles, one after the
other, pass before him, and in passing
incline themselves before the Saviour,
who, in conclusion, gives his blessing to
the spectators. Their eyes, in the mean
while, turn to the cock, who proudirsitS
high up on a small tower ; he flaps his
wings, stretches out his head and his
tail, ruffles' his neck, and thrice his
:shrill crowing sounds loud and clear,.
, Among the old paintings which adorn
the case of the clock, one of the most
conspicuous is the portrait of Coperniella,
according to whose fystem the planets.
rinm, which ie, over the gallery of the
lionti, is erected. At the moment when
Galileo was condemned, the scientific
men of Straslung_protestedagainet_the,
JUdginent, and erected a monument to
the Polish astronomer in this astral
clock, which, like a trophy of truth, is
placed in the sanctuary. Atter the ex
hibiti on was concluded, we stepped into
the interior of the astronomical works,
which are wound up once in eight says;
-and in which endless combinations, of
wheels were revolving in' perfect silence.
A solemn and mysterious sensation seizes •
upon ono here, .as if ono were in the
worship of the spirits of the hours. The
conception is certainly a lofty one, that
of showing forth the whole structure of
the heavens:' Behold that small wheel,
the only purpose of which is to make a
2 take the place of a 1 when the second
thousand years of the Christian era shall
hail) elapsed. On last Now Year's night
the whole was illuminated—the interior,
'also; and all the aisles of the church
were crowded with spectators. The in.
tercet which was excited was intense,..
when with the twelfth stroke of tink
clock, a 70 sprang into of the CO
after the 18. The man who explainelit
all to us, a more} laborer, exclaimed, with
much warmth, "Ono would almost sup
pose, that the' machine can think. It
makes one think of the blood which cir
culates, through the veins of the human
' -
A party of epicures dinea together at
a hotel. After they had 'drank an enor
mous quantity of wine, they cglled for
their reckoning. "It is absolutay irn-
possible -that we .. .four men,. drank so
rauob," stammered one.—" , You are qUite
right," replied the waiter ;!"but yod for
getilicttlxree under the tablo."_
At a party one evening, soyen:al gen
tlemen contested tho honor of having
dene'the most extraoWinary thing. A
reverend gentlonian was appointed .Ttidgo
of their respestive preteotions. •
Ono produced his taller bill , and a ro_
coipt attached. 4. buzz went through tho
room that this could not'bo outdono.
A second proved that ho had just ar
rested his tailor - formoney that ho loot
him. . .
,The. palm, is his, was the genorouis cry
when the.thiri put in his claim.,
" Gentlemen, said ho, I camiet hotsat of
the fa - ail of my pred9cessork - but - I have
returned to their owners, two umbrella*.
loft at my hrse. • '
I'll hoar no more cried the astonished
arbitrator. This' is the very acme of
hipiosty ; it is an act of virtue that. - I
nover,know any one oapablo of ; the big
, - :
Vold I Anothbr, I liar) done) still
7 6 Int th os a si n b . l t o ha i
f t eriod the wholo4Kap . any,.
at onto.
have been taking my paper for twen
ty, years, and 4two paid for it. ever year
in adiance.
Ile-took the prize
!Napbroon, the First's • opinion of. , the
Piuisians has boon unoarthod. ." Their.
judgments," said he, at tit: Helena, Fare
as, gravdno the decision of a intkkey On'
A Mistiouri eouple- have been obliged
to' expend two !carriage 'hes within a
mouth.. The first time they 2, married.
just iu advance. of an exposited divorce,
and Lad 411 : to do over, again. • , •
• •
-WP.SorP PR , qrkuPlii3loo. the folor-:
ing erratum ' : The,- 7 0 01 fPrilltell Ogg'
and COlOB in Mr: Parker's- letter' on the
land (iue Won, should read , ppoe and,
cons," •