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FIRE! FIRE!! FIRE!!!
CJ. TYNDALE No. 97, South Second
Street, Philadelphia, wishes to inform
his f . riends and the public generally, that he
still continues to manufacture and sell the gen
uine Air-Tight Stove, with the latest improve
After many years experience in the manu
facture of these Stoves, he is now enabled to
offer to his customers the Air-Tight Stoves
with ovens, suitable fur dining rooms or nur
Ile has also the Air-Tight Steve, on the Ra
diator plan, which makes a splendid and
economical parlor Stove, to which he would
call the particular attention of those who want
an elegant and useful article for their parlors.
Also, a large assortment of Coal, Parlor and
Cooking Stoves. All of which he will sell at
the lowest Cash prices. The public would du
well to call before purchasinr , elsewhere.
IC'Mr. T. would Caution the public against
Air-Tight Stoves,made by most Stove makers,
as they donot answer the purpose intended.
Philadelphia, Sept. 18th, 1847-2 in.
li. E. DIOORE
311001101tE &- RISDON,
No. 70 South Third Street, neatly opposite the
ESPECTFULLY announce to their friends
j_X, and the public that they arc constantly pre
pared to make to order, 01 the finest and best ma
terials, and at moderate prices, every article of
Fashionable Clothing. constituting a Gentlinan's
ll'aldrobe, for which their complete stock of choice
and carefully selected Cloths, Cassi uterus, Vestings
&c., of the latest and most desirable patterns, arc
Their own practical knowledge of the business
and a personal attention to every garment, esintples
them to give entire satisfaction, and to both old and
new customers they respeetlully tender an invitation
to give them a call.
Haying been fur years connected with some of
the best and must fashionable establishments in this
country, employing none bat first rate workmen,
and being in the receipt of the latest fashions, and
best styles of goods, they are fully prepared tu ac
cummodate customers to the best manner.
Philadelphia, A ugust 11, 1817.—Gm
CHEAP OIL STORE,
RIDGW A Y & KEEIVELE,
37 North Whorvew, below Rare St.,
e,FFER for sale at the lowest prices, all the aril.
Iles of the Oil Trade. Their stock is varied
nod extensive, and they feel confident of giving
satisfaction to those who call. They have now un
Pure Sperm Oil.
White Winter and Fall Oils of different qualities
Winierpres.ed Lard Oil.
Winter Elephant and Whale Oils.
Refined. Racked and Conisnott Whale Oil.
Tanners' Oils. Sperm Candles, Guano &c., &e
l'hiladelphin. August 14 1817.-2 m.
N. 11.—All goods deliveled in first rate order.
elLtaL ES STOK
GLOBE HALL OF FASHION,
No. 2)G, Market Sired, Philadelphia.
CLOTHING —A necessary and useful mticle ;
it well become; every one who buy, it, belOre
purchasing to look and see where it can be bourOtt
cheapest. I am satisfied (and reader, you will
be) if you favor me with a call and look over my
stock of good, you will nut only buy yourself but
tell your friends where
can be had and they will Jo the same. If you
come to the Globe Ball of Fashion and do nut
find goods twenty per cent cheaper than at any store
in the city I think you will say General Taylor
never whipped the Mexicans! I think he never
done anything else.
VrA full stock of clothing suited for the
country trade, which merchants and others arc
particularly incited to examine.
No. 29G, Market St., 3rd door below Ninth.
Philadelphia, August 28,1847.-3 m.
Agency of the Canton
!it.'7fr-,;' ; - The undersigned being the authorized
Illi.ye;,4 l A gents for the sale of the SUPERIOR
imported by the Canton Tea
Company, of the City of New Yak, invite a
trial of their Green and Black Teas, embrac
ing the best selections this side of China.
Every Package Warrented.
J. I). & J. WRIGIIT.
Columbia, April 7, 1847.—tf
Agency of the
PEKIN TEA COMPANY.
THE SUBSCRIBER keeps constantly
1,4.7 z: L4 on hand an assortment of Freak Tcas,im
'4:4-,4i.lporlrd by the Pekin Tea Company. Any
Teas sold by me that does not give entire sails.
faction, can he returned and exchanged, or the
money will be refunded.
Locust street, Columbia, Pa.
P. SC id RER has removed
' his NV ARCH and JEW EL-
Establishment to the
WALNUT FnmsT Bt, ex., recently fitted up by
him, between Barr's and Black's Ilotel, Front
Street,w here the public can be accommodated,
as heretofore, with all articles in the Jewel
lery line, at the cheapest rates.
Columbia, July 17, 1847.—tf.
yOUNT Eagle Tripoli, for cleansing and
burnishing all rneulic and glass surfsces,
such as Gold, Silver, Brass, Britania, Steel ware,
Window Panes, &c. Sold by
au21•48-tf. R. WILLIAMS-
THr COLUMBIA SPY
Written for the Spy and Columbian.
THE SPIRITS OF THE MIDNIGHT
Tue SPIRIT or GLOOM in dun majesty reigns.
Environed with mists of Old Night;
His wide sable pinions stern darkness maintains
O'er the scene of Earth's day-glories bright.
Though sombre thy sway, potent spirit of gloom,
Yet my soul 'told thy dark courts won ld dwell;
And visions created In fancy's-fraught womb,
Sweet enchantment would lend to the spell.
TiE SPIRIT OF SILENCE broods over tile
Broke alone to tile tours mystic sense,
Which feasts upon sweet stratus of magical grower,
That seem wafted from blissful spheres hence.
Oh spirit of silence: wherever night hies,
Still hoverebt thou over Ins throne, [the skies,
Though he mounts through you calm azure depths to
Yet with him even thereon thou clown.
Tits smuts or nganrs o'er silence and gloom,
At the sal witching hoer of midnight,
Sheds an influence sweet, like the opening bloom,
Of entire lone newer o'er regions of blight.
Oh, spirit of beauty yon gliumering host
Thou dishiest the throne with Old Night
Creation in chaos again would be lost
Were it not for thy presence in light.
Columbia, Sept. ghtli, ISI7. 1. c
A PICTURE OF THE PRAIRIE.
The world of' Prairie which lies at a distance of
more than three hundred miles west of the inhabit.
cd portions of the United States, and south of the
river Arkansas and its branches has been rarely
trodden by the foot or beheld by the eye of Anglo-
American. Rivers rise there in broad level waste,
of which, mighty though they become in their
course, the source is unexplored. Deserts arc there,
too barren of grass to support even the hardy buf
falo—and in which water,except here and there
a hole, is never found. Ranged over by the Cam
anclics, the Pawnees, the Caiwas, and other equally
wandering, savage and hostile tribes, its very name
is a mystery and terror. The Pawnees have their
village entirely north of this part of the country;
and the war parties—always on foot—are seldom
to be met with to the south of the white and civil
ized Indian settlements. Extending- on the south
to the Rio del Norte, on the north to a distance un
known, eastwardly to within three or four hundred
miles of the edge of Arkansas Territory, and west-
wardly to the Rocky Mountains, in the range of
the Camanehes. Abundantly supplied with good
horses from the immense herds of the Prairie, they
range, at different times of the year, over the
whole of this vast country. Their war and hunt
ing parties follow the buffalo continually. In the
winter they may be found in the south, encamped
along the Rio del Norte, and under the mountains
—and in the summer on the Canadian, and to the
north of it, and on the Pecos. Sometimes they
haunt the Canadian in the winter, but not so often
as in the summer. It is into this great American
desert that I wish to conduct my readers.
Imagine yourself standing in a plain to which
your eye can see no bounds. Not a tree, not a
bush, not a shrub, not a tall weed, lifts its head
above the barren grandeur of the desert; not a
stone is to be seen upon its hard-beaten surface; no
undulations, no abruptness, no break to relieve the
monotony—nothing, save here and there a narrow
track worn into the hard plain by the constant hoof
of the buffalo. Imagine, then, countless herds of
buffalo, showing their unwiedlly dark shapes in
every direction as far as the eye can reach, and up.
preaching at times to within forty steps of you ; or
a herd of wild horses feeding in the distant, or
hurrying away from the hateful smell of man, with
their manes floating and tramp like thunder.— '
linagine here and there a solitary antelope, or, a
whole herd, fleeting off in dihtance, like the scatter
ing of white clouds. Imagine bands of white,
snow-like wolves prowling about, accompanied by
the little gray collates or prairie wolves, who are as
rapacious and as noisy as their bigger brethern.—
Imagine, also, here and there a tiger-cat, lying
crouched in some little hollow, or bounding off in
triumph, bearing some luckless little prairie-dog
whom it has caught straggling about nt a distance
from his hole. If to this you odd a band of Ca
manches, mounted on nobleswi ft horses, with their
long lances, their quivers attheir backs, their bows
perhaps their guns, and their shields ornamented
gaudily with feathers and red cloth, and round as
Norval's or as the full moon—and imagine them
hovering about in different places, chasing the Inif.
falo, or attacking the enemy—you have an image
of the Prairie, such as no book ever describtled ade
quately to me.
I have seen the Prairie tinder all its diversities,
and in all its appearances—from those which I
have described, to the uneven bushy prairies which
lie south of the Red River, and to the illimitable
Stake Prairie which lies from almost under the
shadow of the mountains to the beads of the Bra
zos and of the Red River, and in which neither
buffaloes nor horses are to be found. I have seen
the Prairie, and lived in it, in summer and winter.
I have seen it with the sun rising calmly from its
breast, like a sudden fire kindled in the dint dig.
tance, and with the sunset flushing in its sky with
quiet and sublime beauty. There is less of the gor
geous and grand character, however, belonging to
it, than that which accompanies the rise and set of
the sun upon the ocean, or upon the mountains;
but there is beauty and sublimity enough toattract
the attention and interest the mind.
I have seen the mirage, too, painting lakes and
fires and groves on the grassy ridges near the
bounds of Missouri, in the still autumn afternoon
and cheating the traveler by its splendid deceptions. ,
I have seen the Prairie, and stood long and weary
guard in it, by moonlight and starlight, and in
storm. It strikes me as the most magnificent,
stern, and terribly grand scene on earth—a storm
in the Prairie. It is like a storm at. sea, except in
ono respect—and in that it seems to be superior:—
the stillness of the desert and illimitable plain,
while the snow is raging over its surface, is always
1. N. ILISDON
AND LANCASTER AND YORK COUNTY RECORD.
COLUMBIA, PA. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1847.
more fearful to me than the wild roar of the waves;
and it seems unnatural—this dead quiet while the
elements are fiercely disturbed;—it seems as if
there ought to he roll and roar of the waves. The
sea, the woods, the mountains, all suffer in compari
son with the Prairie; that is, on the whole—in
particular circumstances either of them is superior.
We may speak of the incessant motion and tumult
of the waves of the ocean—the unbounded green
ness and dimness, and the lonely music of the
forests—and the high magnificence, the grandeur,
and the summer snow of the glittering cones of
the mountains; but still the Prairie has a stronger
hold upon the soul, and a more powerful, if not so
vivid an impression upon the feelings. Its sublimi
ty arises from its unbounded extent—its barren
monotony and desolation—is still, unmoved, calm,
stern, almost self-confident grandeur—its strange
power of deception—its want of echo—and, in fine,
its puwcr of throwing a man back upon himself, and
giving hint a feeling of lone lielplessness,stratsge
ly mingled at the same time with a feeling of liber
ty from restraint. It is particularly sublime, as
you draw nigh to the Rocky mountains, and sec
them shoot up in the west, with their lofty tops
looking like white clouds resting upon their Mllll
- Nothing ever caqualled the intense feeling
of delight with which I first saw the eternal moun
tains marking the western edge of the desert.
From the New York :spirit of the Times.
BILL JINKIN'S TROUBLES
ON litt: FIRST NIGH.? OF WS 51Atuttmmt
Bill Jinkins was a very modest man; and al.
though he had mingled with the world at barbecues,
shouting-matches, bar-rooms, and at many of the
et cetera places where men may occasionally be
found—yet he was modest, very—whenever placed
in the company of ladies. He trembled when a
pretty girl would speak to him, and felt like a cul
prit at the stand when he was called upon to "see
Miss So-and-so home." Bill could never explain or
account for this timidity. Ire would sing, frolic,
and be as wild as a Rover, among men, but a pet
ticoat would unnerve him instantly.
Lucy Ann l.iggons, a young widow, had "set
her cap" for Bill and was determined to "head him
or die." Bill, to tell the truth, loved Lucy, and was
as miserable out of her company as he was timid
in it,—but as to "poising the question," that was
impossible. Lucy knit purses, hemmed handker
chiefs, worked shirt bosoms, and gave them to J in
kins, as as well as several gold rings, but still Bill
"would not propose." Lucy declared to hint re
peatedly that she loved and was miserable when he
was absent front her, and her hominess in life de
pended upon being his wife—but Bill was dumb.
At last Lucy was determimed that lie should "bear
thunder," and when he next visited her, after some
preliminary soft talk on her part, she very affection
ately said, " Billy my dear, when arc you going to
ask me to marry you? for I want to get my dress
Bill fainted on the spot, and hartshorn and water
were applied for half an hour before he was finally
"What has been the matter, Miss Lucy ?"
" Oh, nothing much; you fainted when you were
about to ask me to many you—but I told you yes—
and, oh, how happy we will be when we are mar
ricd !—I will love you so dearly; and, as you said
next Tuesday, why I am willing the wedding should
be then—my dear Billy, how I do love you."
"I am willing, Miss Lucy," was all that Jinliins
could articulate, while Lucy almost kissed him into
fits. What a glorious victory!
Here we ought to step, but justice to our narra
tive requires that we should proceed to the finale.
"The "nest Tuesday" had come, and Jenkins
was trembling at the approach of evening—sonic
thing seemed to barrow up his mind, and to no
friend even would he communicate his deep dig
"You arc not afraid, certainly, to go up and get
married—why, to marry such a beautiful, charming,
and intellectual being, as Mrs. Liggons, I should
wish that tunic would tly like news upon the Electric
Tcleg-raph line. Cheer up, Jinkins—cheer up."
"Oh," replied Bill, "you don't know what dis
tresses me. I can go up and get married—that is
easy enough, but there is something—l know it—l
feel it—there is one thing I am satisfied I never
will be able to do, unless Lucy will assist me."
"Explain yourself," replied his friend, "and if I
can with propriety I will endeavor to render you
But Jinkins could not explain—he dared not—it
was his timidity—he saw the Rubicon before him,
and he knew lie could not puss it—but he was de
termined to get married and trust to luck and Lucy.
The night. came—and they were married. All
were merry; the laugh, the chat, the song, and the
dance, made up a lively party until midnight—they
commenced to disperse, and at one o'clock Hill Jin
kins was left "solitary and alone" in the hall.—
Lucy Ann had retired, and her bridesmaids were
oft in a distant room. Bill Jinkins' waiters and
friends had gone home with the ladies. Hill was
now at the point whers lie thought his firmness
would fail him. I lis situation was a peculiar one.
He was not certain which was Lucy Ann's room,
although he had been told—and even had he known
lie could not go to it.
The watch cried "past two o'clock," and yet
Jinkins was still alone and apparently engaged in
perusing an old almanac, which, by chance, had
been left in his coat pocket. An old female darkey,
who resided in the family, had been prevailed upon
by the ladies, who noticed Jinkins' bashfulness, to
show hint his bed, and she accordingly introduced
herself to him in as modest a style as she well could.
Jinkins," said she, " it's past two o'clock."
"Oh, yes—l know it—l'm going home in a few
minutes. Old woman, where is my hat 1"
"It's in Miss Lucy's room, sir—you can get it
there if you'll go in. Mr. Jenkins, why don't you
go to bed? Miss Lucy is there waiting for you—
don't be so modest—the ladies will laugh at you.
Come with me, and I'll show you the room, for I
want to put out the lights, lock up the house, and
go to bed."
The old woman seized hold ofJinkins and pulled
him along until she got out of the hall, and his gaze
was fixed for a moment upon the entry door—but
she was determined to put him into Miss Lucy's
room, and after violent efforts succeeded. There he
stood with the nob of the door in his hand—but the
old darkcy had been smart enough to lock the door
outside. Lucy pretended for some time to be a
sleep ; but that sort of gammon would not answer—
at last she said—
" My dear Billy, what is the matter?"
.1 want my hut!" screamed Jinkins, and Lucy,
knowing his modesty, leaped out of bed, and after
caressing him for some time, Billy went to bed with
his clothes and boots on—and trembled till morn-
How Jenkins subsequently managed "matters
and things in general," can be known by application
to his dear Lucy Ann.
Reader, strange as it may appear, there arc Jin
kinses all over the world; but the free-masonry of
wedded life draws the curtain before the eyes of
the unitiated. Going to bed on the first night after
marriage must be among the most delicate situa
tions in life. Ask your married neighbor how it
was with hint We have no experience, exactly,
in that way!
BLASTING A HEAD OF HAIR.
"Major, what turned your hair white?"
"My hair, Jim !" Why, by the Lord Harry, my
hair was once as black as it nigger's face in an
eclipse. When I was in the last war, it streamed
in the wind like a shining horse-tail. But it has
got blasted here in the mines."
...But how happened that, Major? You look
quite hale and hearty, young enough yet to marry
one of the gals."
" Why Jim, about twelve years ago, when I first
came to the mines, I got into a bit of a row with
Jake Ropes, who was one of the bullies then—lick
ed up—burnt out now, a niece old hulk—we hod a
bit of a fight which began with a game of crack
lieu; and I flaxed him like thunder; however, it
passed off at that, and the next spring Jakc and I
were prospering together. We had sunk a rock
shaft fifty feet. The patent safety fuse had just
come in fashion, and we thought we would try to
blast with it. We had drilled a hole right plumb
in the bottom of the shaft with a churn drill, thirty
inches deep. Jake staid below to put the charge
of powder in. and cracked away the tamping iron,
petting in a half yard extra of safety fuse; and as
soon as lie got everything right, piled the tools in
the bucket, roared out hoist,' and I drew him out
with the windlass. Says I, • Jake where arc your
matches? Didn't you light the fuse?' 'No,' said
Julie ; blow me if I put on tl.at blast. Enough
said,' said I. So taking the matches I stuck my
foot in the noose of t h e. rope, and Jake let me down,
I all the time charging Jake to—'now,' says I, ' an
S111)11 as I light the fuse and sing out •tope; do you
jerk me out of the shaft quicker than shooting. I
got to the bottom, and—l felt a little dubious, but I
draws a match across my MI coat sleeve, and
touches the blaze to the cod of the Inge, and it be
gan to fiz-a-a—• hoist !' says I. Up I went about
ten feet, and there I hung dangling."
" Jake," says I, " for God's sake—"
"What's the matter ?" says Jake, looking down
the hole, laughing like a fiend.
" Hoist, I screamed. In another minute I shall
be blown in—"
"0 ! you infernal old scoundrel. Next time jump
on Jake when he is drunk, and lick him, will you?"
All this time the safety fuse was fizzing away
like a haltered comet. I felt the chills creeping,
along, my back and curdling and mantling over my
Jake took a pin and stuck it into the frame of
the windlass, so as to project and flistcn the handle
of the windlass beam ; then looked into the shaft
and grinned like an incarnate devil. " I ham you
now," said lie ; "just do you hang there, Major, till
perdition bids you Mt" And there I did hang for
fifteen minutes, with that in rental fuse hissing
under me—it was a little eternity of pandemonium
condensed. At last the fuse burnt out, and Jako
drew me nut of the shaft, scared nearly to death.
"Didn't the blast go off, Major?,
"Go off! No! Dont you think,Jake had charg.
cd the rock with just no powder at all, cracking
away there with his tamping rod half an hour to
ram the hole full of dry sand ! lie did, as sure as
you arc born, Jim—the infernal scoundrel! and
when I got home and looked in time glass, my hair
was as white as a snow bank—and all the hair•dyc
in creation can't never make it black no more !
What is your hair•dye worth a bottle 1"
Mortar. LlEntitsm.—The New York Express re
lates a touching anecdote, and one well calculated
to illustrate the moral heroism of the poor. The
editor says:—A day or two ago, a young female
visited the Almshouse fur permission to transport a
twin sister to the Lunatic Asylum. lln inquiring,
into her condition, it was found that she was the
only healthy member of a very poor arid afflicted
family. flier flither is in the Lunatic Asy lam, and
in compliance with her prayer, her little sister was
sent to the same desolate abode. Her mother, two
little sisters and a little brother arc in fi.eble health,
and every morsel of food which they have eaten for
months past, has been hardly earned by the daily
labor of the little girl in question." What a noble
spirit of self-denial and self-sacrifice! Ilow such
characters in the humble of life adorn and dignify
Wit is brushwood ; Judgment is timber. The
first makes the brighter flame, but tho other givcs
the more lasting heat. •
FAUX AFTIIER THE FATVlll.—Yesterday morning,
we had occasion to pass down Tchoupitoulas street.
In a grocery-store, about mid-way between Race
and St. Mary's Market, we happened to sec a native
of the "green isle of the ocean," who was giving
the proprietor of the store his experience, so far as
the yellow fever was concerned. Felix—we'll call
him so, for he seemed to be very happy—was read
ing the remarks of the Delta on Friday morning last,
in regard to the "Leonidas" letter hoax, and his
countenance was radiant with pleasure. Ile was
dressed in a hair of coarse blue trowscrs, a blue
flannel shirt, and a pair4f brogans. The hair had
been shaved limn the back of his head, and the
marks of the cups were plainly visible on his neck.
"Felix," said the proprietor of the establishment,
who, by-the-by, is a sandy-haired, good-looking fel
low, with a bright blue eye and a heart as big as
his own head, "did ye ever have the yellow fever?"
"Is it the favir yc mane ? Oh, by the powers,
as the cow said to the lady whin she was about
pluckin a daisy, its a beauty. I had it lovely. sur,
and God bless the docthors say I, that attinded mc."
"flow did they treat you, Felix?"
"Oh, they blistered and poulticed me. Thin they
cupped—cupped did I say? be gor, I Waive they
saucercd me ! There was one small man, sur, who
had a pair ov gold spectacles on his nose, who
wanted to have me take what he called a muslitard
bath; thin there was a broad-showldered man, wid
a big shtick in his hand, who politely tnuld me that
av I didn't have a quart or so ov blud let out ov the
back of me neck, that I'd be a coorpsc in the coarse
ov a day or so.
"Well, and what treatment did you submit to,
Thratemint ! Snr, I submitted to all kinds of
thratemint; and had it not been that I had a con
stitooshun like a jackass, T belaive the 'lhratcmint,'
as they call it, would have put me under the ground
"How did you feel, Felix, when you were first
"Pale, Fur? Ile me sowl, I tilt as if there was
a blacksmith with a hammer bangin away at the
back or me neck, an a could piece or ice soakin in
to me warm brain. Thin me legs: Oh mother ov
Moses: the starch was all out of thim, sur, and
they wur as limber as rags. As for me stummick,
as the ould lady said who stuttered whenivcr she
thought of vomiting, it spoke for itsilt. Oh, I
thought I had Jonah's whale inside ov me, and
Mister Moorse's tiligraph in full motion in my
"How did they proceed to cure you, Felix ?"
" How As the blind man said when he wanted
to pick up a pin from the fore, I'm not exacly sar
tain as to the point. They leeched mo, sur, an the
leeches, bad luck to 'em, sucked as if they wur half
starved infants an I was their mother. Thin the
poultices, an the baths, and the dhrinks hot an could,
an the fayvir, the shiverin, an all the other beauti
ful sinsations of the lovely disuse, made me fate as
if me time was come an I had no money to pay for
the same !"
"How mild you get cured, Felix ?"
"That's more than the like ov me can till. But
this I can take me affydavy to. One marnin, whin
the two docthors was quarrclin as to which was the
best way to kill me, there was a gig conic to the
dome, and a man as big as 13rlan Boma= jumps
out. lie had a piece of a stump ov a segar in his
mouth, an at first I thought he was the Sheriff
comin to saize me body. Ile looked at mcas fierce
as it I had done him mortal injury, and catchin
hould of me hand, he said in a gruff voice, "What's
the matter with you?' • Its the fayvir I have,' sea
L • You're a poor man?' scz he. .1 am,' see I.
'You be d—d,' scz he; and wid that he gave me,
some stuff that cured me in a day or so. I saw
him this mornin ridin in his gig, an scz I to him,
• God be wid ye, our, for your kindniss to me r lie
politely tould me to 'go to h-11, to pay him fur his
sarvices if ever I was able, and in the manetimc, if
1 wanted a dollar, to call on him an I could get it.'"
" Don't you know the name of the person ?"
" Begor I was too sick to ask him for his name ,
but his fuce though its as ugly as that of the divil's
second wife, is in me own heart, and there it will
stay till the eyes ov me soul arc blind. Ile's a big,
heavy-built man, our, and don't seem to care a d—n
what he says ; but he's kind to the poor, and saved
the life ov me beautiful self. Some one tould me
his name—its a hard name, but may the colored
gintleman below fly away wid me if I can remim
Pour Felix scratched his head—he couldn't re
member the name of his benefactor, but the warmth
with which he spoke showed that he would never
forget his kindness.—N. 0. Delta.
ON Ose Cosnmom.—Some years ago, when one
of the middle states was framing a new constitu
tion, the discussion was warm and obstinate.—
Many days had been spent in fiery debate, and the
vote was at length about to be taken. Just at that
moment a country member, who had been absent
fur some days, entered the house and took his seat.
Another member, who was in laser of the amend
ed constitution, went to him and endeavored to
make a convert of him.
" You must vote for the new constitution, by all
means," said he.
" I will think of it. returned the country member.
"But you must make up your mind at once•
man, for the vote is about to be taken."
The country member scratched his head and
"Conic, why do you hesitate? Will you
promise to vote for the new constitution ? I ern
sure it will give satisfaction."
I will vote for it on one condition," said the
" What i 4 that?"
"And no other T'
" But what is it."
" Why, provided that they will let it run by my
[Wilor.r. NUMBER, 906.
KIDNAPVING tv Maisr..—A resident of Clinton in
this county, who has a wife and several children,
after coining down the Penobscot with a drive of
logs, was beguiled by rowdy companions into a
groggery—where he became intoxicated. How
long lie kept it up we arc not informed, but before
he got through with his "spree" he found himself
enlisted in the army for five years. When he be
came sober he began to think of his wife and chil
dren in Clinton. Either with or without the con.
sent of the officer, he went to see them before
departing fur Mexico. Their appeals and their
grief were too much' for him. Ile did not return
to Bangor, and a sergeant was sent after him as a
deserter. Ile was not to be found. Neither the
wife nor the neighbors would give any account of
the whereabouts. Some days were spent in hunt
ing fur him. Finally the sergeant told his wife that
if she would bring him over to China he would get
his release. Relying on this promiee she persuaded
him to go with her to China, where, instead of get
ting a release, an officer was ready to seize him
and carry him off to Bangor, and the poor woman
was sent home alone to her children, the victim of
a vile deception, to console her now fatherless little
ones as best she could, and get them bread as she
might. But she did not give up her husband with
out an effort. She started off immediately to
Bangor, to make a further attempt to rescue her
husband. She saw him there, Lut all efforts fur
his release were in vain. Ile was carried off like
a culprit, to do deeds of blood. Ile was wanted in
Mexico to kill other men of whom he knew noth
ing, and who perhaps were forced into the army
just as he was; who in fact never signed their
names to an agreement, drunk or sober. Cases
similar to this arc no doubt common, and they will
multiply if the war coutinnes.—Kennebec Jour.
SnPAnATION IMPOSSIIII.r..—TiIe following is from
the Coup icr des Etats Unis, of Saturday. A man
and wife, who had been married ten years, were
established in the mercantile business in the street
St. Denis; having a dispute, they resolved to sepa
rate, and agreed to leave the decision of their mat
ter to the justice of the peace of their district.—
Accordingly limy each went to state their grievan
ces to the magistrate. "have you any children ?"
asked he. c' Yes sir." 6' How many 7" "Three,
two boys and a girl, and exactly here lies the diffi
culty, since we each wish to have the care of two
of them; decide." "Will you abide by my decis
iou " Entirely," said they, both at once. "Very
well, my good friends, I condemn you to have a
fourth child, as then you may each have two. You
may then call on me again." The two parties,
well pleased, then withdrew, deferring their sepa
ration for a time. Two years had elapsed, and the
justice had not heard a word from the couple, until
yesterday, when he met the husband. " Alt, well,"
said the justice, "about that separation?" "Al
ways impossible! instead of four children we now
NewsrAmes.—There are at the present time, or
were in April last, in existence and being published
throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, ‘Vales and
the British Isles, fire kindred and fifty : five jour
nals, including dailies, tri-weeklies, semi-weeklies,
and weeklies, senri•monthlics and mollifies. The
great majority of these arc of course, published in
England. Of this number there were established
in 1600, onc ; in 1660, onc; in 1665, one ; in 1689,
one; in 1695, one; in 1700, one; in 1709, one; from
1710 to 1720, five; from 1720 to 1730, four; to
17-10, six; to 1700, ten; to 1760, six; to 1710,
twelve; to 1780, eleven; to 1790, seven; to 1800,
sixteen; to 1810 thirty-three; to 1820, twenty
eight; to 1830, seventy ; to 1840, ono hundred and
forty-four, and from 1810, to April 1847, one hen
tired and eighty; allowing them to increase in
numbers in proportion us their waltz° is appreciated.
There arc we believe, something near two thou
sand different newspapers published in the United
States, or over three times the number that are is.
sued in all Great Britain ; and it is believed, more
than all that arc published in all other parts of the
NEW FASHION FOR. Ilata.—A letter from New
York says :—" I was amused at a new fashion of
wearing the hair which has lately been introduced
by our super.clegants, and which I saw in perfec
tion last evening,. The peculiar thing in it is to re.
duce the whole head to the state of a stubble field,
and he is the must elegant man who comes nearest
to Laving his sconce shaved perfectly smooth. One
gent, last evening, wore his hair about a quarter of
an inch long, and as its color was red, the effect
was ludicrous enough. Thu man looked as though
his upper works were set thickly over with short,
fiery bristles. However, if others laughed he ad.
Mired and, both parties being well pleased, the thing
could not have been better."
INNOCENCE Proven.—The jewelry alleged
to have been stolen by the servant girl, at St. Louis,
Elizabeth Itcddick, who committed suicide one day
week before last, has been found at the house of
her former mistress, and in the very spot where it
was placed by her accuser, who afterwards forgot
An honest Dutch farmer thus writes to the See.
rotary of the Massachusetts county Agricultural
Society : "Gentlemen. you will have the goodness
to enter me on your list of cattle for a hull."
The value of three things is justly appreciated
by three classes of persons. The value of youth
by the old, the value of health by the diseased, the
value of riches by the needy.
An Indian chief being asked his opinion of a jug
of rum, said he thought it was the juice of wornen'e
tongues and lion's hearts—for after drinking it he
could talk forcrcr and fight the devil.