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'WE GO WHERE DEMOCEATIC PRINCIPLES POINT THE WAY ; WHUN THEY CEASE TO LEAD, WE CEASE TO FOLLOW."
EBENSDURG, THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1852.
Vowi Me Fennsylvanian.
Pierce and King.
BY GAREETT B. CILLIN.
iK A wet sheet and a flowing tea.
With loud huzzas unto the air,
Our banner proudly fling ;
And let the foemen meet it there,
Inscribed with Tierce and King.
Ay I let them hear your battle shout,
To dare them to the fray,
From Democratic hearts spring out
Iu confidence to day.
With loud huzzas, &c.
With justice on our side array'd
Our principles well known
On their's corruption is displayed
With virtue overthrown ;
Then who can doubt, that victory
Will crown our hallowed cause.
When battling well for liberty,
For equal rights and laws.
With loud huzzas, Sic.
For vears, our land with anxious eye:,
Has longed to hail the hour,
When freemen will in strength arise
To crush corrupted power.
What tho' they strut and bluster fierce,
And claim the White House dorao ;
With eager hearts, their ranks we'll Fierce.
And send them a King home.
With loud huzzas, &c.
A Sliort Story with a Sloral.
A voung Yankee had formed an attachment
for a'daughtcr of a rii old farmer, and after
agreeing with the bonnlf i.issie, went to the old
furou-r to ask consent; and, during the ceremo
nywhich was an awkward one with Jonathan
he whittled away at a stick. The old man
watched the movement of the knife, and at the
same time continued to talk on the prospects of
his future son-in-law, us he supposed, until the
stick had dwindled down to naught. He then
epoke as follows:
"You have fine property ; you have steady
habits ; good enough looking ; but you can't have
my daughter. Had you made something, no
matter what, of the stick you have whittled a.
rav, vou could have had her ; as it is, you can
not, your property will go as the stick did, littie
by little, until all is gone, and your family is
reduced to want. I have read your true char
acter; you have my answer."
Aristocracy. "Ten or twenty years ago
this one butchered, that one made candles ; an
other one sold butter and cheese ; and a fcurth
carried on a distilery ; another was a canal con
tractor; others were merchants and mechanics.
They are acquainted with both ends of society,
as their children will be after them, though it
would not do for me to say so out loud. For
often you shall find that these toiling worms
hatch butterflies and they live about a year. In
many instances the father grubs and grows rich;
his children strut and use the money ; their chil
dren inherit their pride and go to shiftless pov
erty; and their children, re-invigorated by fresh
plebeian blood, and by smell of the clod, come
up again. Thus society, like a tree, draws its
sap from the earth, changes its leaves into blos
soms, spreads them abroad in great glory, 6heds
them to fall back to the earth, again to mingle
vith the soil, and at length to re-appear in new
trees and fresh garniture."
The Learned Elephant. "That's a werry
tnowin' hannimal of yours," said a cockney
gentleman to the keeper of an elephant.
'Very," was the cool rejoiner. "He performs
strange tricks and hantics, does he?" inquired
the cockney eyeing the animal through his glass.
"Surprising," retorted the keeper, "we've lear
ned him to put money in that box you see there.
Tr? him with a crown." The cockney handed
him a crown piece, and sure enough he took it
in his trunk, and placed it in a box high out of
reach. "Well, that is werry hextraordinary
Astonishing, truly," said the green one. 'Now
kt's see him take it out and hand it back."
"We never learnt him that trick," retorted the
Wper, with a roguish leer ; and he turned a-
ay to stir up the monkeys and punch the hye
nas. Eettixg witii a Mile. A Georgia negro was
ding a mule along, and came to abridge, when
e mule stopped. Til bet you a quarter,' said
Jack, 'i n make you go ober dis bridge," and
llh that he struck the mule over the ears,
b'ch made him nod Lis head suddenly. 'You
tae de oet den ! said the negro, and he contri
to get the stubborn mule over the bridge.
k Woa dat quarter, any how,' said Jack. 4But
0w ill you get your money ?' said a man who
a'l been close by, unperceived."" "To-morrow,'
4"1 Jack, 'masBa gib me a dollar to git con for
mule, Rnd i takes lc quarter out 1
Gen. Scot t Oen. jAckton Uor. CUuton,
In April, 1817, Gen. Jackson, the comman
der of the Southern Division of the United
States Army, issued an order concerning that
Division. This order was spoken of by Gen.
Scott in terms highly insulting to a brother of
ficer, with whom he had been on terms of inti
macy. Of the language of General Scott, Gen.
Jackson was informed by an anonymous letter
from New York, and he made a respectful call
upon Gen. Scott for an explanation. The reply
of Gen. Scott, as appears from the annexed let
ter, was insulting and opprobious. This letter
we have never seen in print, but to it Gen. Jack
sou replied as follows :
GEN. JACKSON TO GEN. SCOTT.
Head Quarter, Division of the South,
Nashville, Dec. 3, 1817.
Sir : I have been absent from this place a
considerable time, rendering the last friendly
office I could, to a particular friend, whose eyes
I closed on the 20th ult. Owing to this, your
letter of the 4th October was not received until
the 1st instant.
Upon the receipt of the anonymous commu
cation made me from New York, I hastened to
lay it before you : that course was suggested to
me by the respect I felt for you as a man and a
soldier, and that you might have it in your pow
er to answer how far you have been guilty of so
base and inexcusable conduct. Independent of
the services you had rendered your country, the
circumstances of your wearing the badge and
insignia of a soldier, led to the conclusion that
I was addressing a gentleman. With those feel
ings you were written to, and had an idea been
for a moment entertained that you could have
descended from the high and dignified character
of a major general of the United States, and used
a language so opproprious and insolent as you
have done, rest assured I should have viewed
you as rather too contemptible to have had any
converse with you on the subject. If you have
lived in the world thus long in the entire igno
rance of the obligations and duties which honor
impose, you are indeed past the time of hear
ing ; and surely he must be ignorant of them,
who seems so little to understand their influ
ence. Pray, sir, does your recollection, serve, in what
school of philosophy you were taught ; that toja
letter inquiring into the nature of a supposed
injury, and clothed in language decorous and
unexceptionable, an answer should be given,
couched in pompous insolence and bullying ex
pression ? I had hoped that what was charged
upon you by' my anonymous correspondent, was
unfounded ; I had hoped so from the belief that
Geneial Scott was a soldier and a gentleman ;
but ichen I tee those statements doubly confirmed by
his oicn words, it becomes a matter of inquiry
how far anhonorable feeling can reconcile them
to himself; or longer set up a claim to that char
acter. Are you ignorant, sir, that had my or
der, at which your refined judgment is so ex
tremely touched, been made the subject of in
quiry, you might from your standing, not your
character, been constituted one of my judges ?
How very improper, then, was it, thus situated,
and without a knowledge of any of the attend
ant circumstances, for you to have prejudged the
whole matter. This, at different times, and in the
circle of your friends, you could do ; and yet
had I been arraigned, and you detailed as one
of my judges, with the design of an assassin lurk
ing under a fair exterior, you would have ap
proached the holy sanctuary of justice I Is
conduct like this congenial with that high sense
of dignity which should be seated in a soldiers
bosom ? Is it due from a brother to assail in
the dark, the reputation of another, and stab
him in a moment when he cannot expect it ? I
might insult an honorablo man with questions
such as these, but shall not expect that they
will harrow up one who must be dead to all
those feelings which are characteristics of a
In terms as polite as I was capable of no
ting, I asked you if my informant had stated
truly, if you were the auther of the publication
and remarks charged against you, and to what
extent ; a reference to your letter, without any
comment of mine, will inform how far you have
pursued a similar course ; how little of the
gentleman, and how much of the hectoring bul
ly you have manifested. If nothing else would,
the epaulets which grace your shoulders, should
have dictated a different course, and have ad
monished you that, however small may have
been your respect for another, respect for your
self 6hould have tought you tho necessity of
replying, at least mildly, to the inquires I sug
gested ; and more especially should you have
done this, when your own constructions must
have fixed you as guilty of the abominable crime
of detraction of slandering, and behind his
back, a brother officer. But not content with
answering to what was proposed, your overween
ing vanity has led you to make an offering of
Believe me, sir, it is not in my power to ren
der you my thanks ; I think too highly of my
self to suppose that I stand at all in need of
your admonitions ; and too lightly of you to
appreciate them as usefuL For good advice I
am always thankful ; but never fail to spurn it
when I know it to flow from an incompetent and
corrupt source ; the breast where base and guil
ty passions dwell is not the place to look for vir
tue or any thing that leads to virtue. My no
tions, sir, are not those now taught in modern
schools, and ii fashionable high life : they were
imbibed in ancient days, and hitherto have, and
yet bear me to the conclusion that he who can
wantonly outrage the feelings of another who
without cause, can extend injury where none is
done, is capable of any crime, however detesta
ble in its nature, and will not fail to commit it,
whenever it may be imposed by necessity.
I shall not stoop to a justification of my or
der before you, or to notice the weakness and
absurdities of your tinsel rhetoric ; it may be
quite conclusive with yourself, and I have no
disposition to attempt convincing you, that your
ingenuity is not as profound as you have imagi
ned it. To my government, whenever it may
please, I hold myself liable to answer, and to
produce the reasons which prompted me to the
course I took : and to the intermeddling spies
and pimps of the war department, who are in
the garb of gentlemen, I hold myself responsi
ble for any grievance they may labor under on
my account, with whom you have my permission
to number yourself. For what I have said I of
fer no apology ; you have deserved it all, and
more, were it necessary to say more. I will
barely remark in conclusion, that if you feel
yourself agrievtd at what is here said, any com
munication from you will meet me safely at this
place. I have the honor to be,
your most ob't sv't.
Brevet Major Gen. W. Scott,
U. S. Army, New York.
To this letter Gen. Scott, after a delay of one
month, replied as follows :
Head Quarters, 1st &nd 3d Military
J )epart merits, AVw York, Jan. 2, 1818. J
Sir Your letter of the 3d ultimo, was hand
ed to me about the 22d, and has not been read,
I might say thought of since. These circum
stances will show you that it is my wish to reply
to you "dispassionately."
I regret that I cannot accept tho challenge
you offer me. Perhaps I may be restrained from
wishing to level a pistol at the breast of a fellow
being in private combat, by a sense of religion ;
but lest this motive should excite the ridicule of
gentleman of liberal habits of thinking and ac
ting, I beg leave to add, that I decline the hon
or of your invitation from patriotic scruples.
! ! My ambition is not that of Erostratus.
I should think it would be easy for you to con
sole yourself under this refusal, by the applica
tion of a few epithets, as coward, &c, to the
object of your resentment, and I here promise
to leave you until the next war, to persuade
yourself of their truth.
I have the honor to be,
Your ob't sv't,
To Gen. Andrew Jackson,
Commanding the Southern
Division of the United States' Army.
In this letter, Gen. Scott alleges two reasons
for declining to accept Gen. Jackson's challenge :
first, "a sense of religion," and second, "pa
triotic scruples." We are not disposed to ob
ject to these reasons for not fighting. Let us
see, though Gen. Scott was sincere in professing
to be influenced by them, as matters of princi
ple. In April, 1S19, De Witt Clinton, of New York,
a talented and high-toned man, made the follow
ing publication in the newspapers of the day in
regard to Gen. Scott. It explains itself.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Gen. Scott, of the army of the United States,
having in a letter of the 3d of January, 1818,
to Gen. Jackson, insinuated that I had written,
dictated or instigated an annonymous letter, to
the latter gentleman, for unworthy motives and
improper purposes ; and having also concealed
the imputation fr om me until the publication of
a pamphlet which reached me on the -1th inst.,
I have considered it proper to declare, that I
have had no agency or participation in writing,
dictating or instigating any anonymous letter
whatever to Gen. Jackson aud that I am en
tirely ignorant of the author and that the inti
mation of Gen. Scott is totally and unqualifiedly,
false to all intents and purposes and in all respects
This declaration is made from motives of respect
for public opinion, and not for any regard for
Gen. Scott, whose conduct on this occasion is
such a total departure from honor and propriety
at to render him unworthy of the notice of a man
who has any respect for himself.
It is not probable that I can at this time have
any recollection of having had that the honor of
seeing Gen. Scott on the 9th of June, 1817, at a
dinner in New York, or of the topic of conver
sation as he suggests ; circumstances so unim
portant are not ar t to be impressed upon the
memory. But I feel a confident persuasion that
I did not make use of any expressions incom
patible with the high rospect which I entertain
for Gen. Jackson. De Witt Clixton.
Albany, April 6th, 1819.
After this publication had been before this
country a considerable time, De Witt Clinton
was elected Governor of New York, and upon
his inauguration took a public oath, of the most
binding character, against duelling that he
would not, in fact, be concerned, directly or in
directly, in any duel. As soon as Gov. Clinton
had taken upon himself this oath of office, Gen.
Scott challenosd him to fight a duel, on ac
count of tie above publication, knowing, as he
did, that Lis challenge could not be accepted
without penury on the part of Gov. Clinton.
In this Itrj-mce, it seems, "a sense of religion"
and "patriotic scruples" had little weight with
Gen. Scott. Under the circumstances, Gov. Clinton
gave Ge. Scott the only reply he could. He
informehim that he would "hold his challenge
under advisement, until he (Scott) should settle
an unadjusted difficulty between himself and
one A, Jackson.
A Yankee Macbeth.
The Boston Carpet Bag relates the following
laughable anecdote, in which Charlotte Cushman
and i low comedian named Adams figured to
Ore night Charlotte Cushman was to play La
dy 3acbetb, and a "distinguished comedian"
was to come off "Mr. Macbeth." The flaming
handbills were posted, and great things prom
ised. As the hour for the performance to begin
appnached, news came that Mr. Macbeth was
attacked with the "tremens," The manager
storned and fretted Charlotte was alarmed,
and t complete failure seemed inevitable. But
a felbw named Adams, who had done the Yan
kee fir the establishment, and who had a good
mentry, and had read Macbeth, volunteered to
becane the hero of Dunsinane. The play com
mented, Miss Cushman was doing up the tragic
in hei best style. Mr. Adams succeeded be
yond tie most sanguine expectations of the man
ager, ujtil the banquet scene "came onboard,"
when por Adams was utterly at fault ! He re
collected the sentiments, but the wording of the
poetry hehad entirely forgotten. He ought to
Avaunt aid quit my sight ! Let earth hide thee.
Thy bonej are marrowfess thy blood cold !
Thou hasj no speculation in those eyes,
Which thoi dost glare so with !
Insteadof this, the immortal Adams bust
forth iu hi richest style : "Ycou git out ! Go
hide your?lf I Yer hain't got nomarrer in yer
bones yer blood's colder'n thunder yer hain
got no peculation in yer eyes ! Yeou git
The hoise, stage and all, yelled with laught
er, and affcr it had in a measure subsibed, Char
lotte advanced to the front of the stage, as the
writer says, looking sour as pickled crab-apples,
and Baid in the words of the book :
"Thiik of this, good peers,
But a? a thing of custom ; 'tis no other
Though it spoils the pleasure of the time."
Mr. Adims felt that he had "sold" himself,
and ever after, when asked to undertake trage
dy, grins i ghastly smile and says "yeou git
Sound Argtmext. A colored gentleman
preaching to a black audience at the South
"I s'poie, I s'pect, de reason de Lord made
us brack tien, was he use all de white men up
'fore he got to de brack men and he had to make
him brack. But dat don't make no odds my
bredren ; 4e Lord look after de brack man too.
Don't de scripture say dat two sparrer hawks
are sold for a farden, and dat one of 'em shall
fall to de ground without dcr farder! Well,
den, my bredern, if your hebeuly farder cares
so much for de sparrer hawk, when you can buy
two of dem for a farden, how much more he
cares for you, dat is wuf six or seben hundred
dollars a piece !"
A "Refkeshixg" Idea. This morning a wag
ish friend of ours was standing and gazing in
tently on the operations of a pile driving ma
chine at work, on Light 6treet wharf, and as the
ponderous weight of iron descended on the pile,
a gentleman of round face and reddy counten
auce, accosted him with the inquiry : "What
he thought of the fall of that heavy weight of
iron?" He replied, "I was thinking if your
head was on the pile when the iron came down,
heaven's what a brandy smash it would make
this hot morning !'
"But Ye Cax't Vote. Great was the amaze
ment and dismay among the Irish laborers,
when the steam shovels were first put into ope
ration on a certain section of tho Vermont Cen
tral railroad, and one of the sturdiest of the Hi
bernians, after gazing at his huge rival for a few
moments, thus apostrophized the enemy :
"Well, faith, ye are a big divil of a baste, and
mighty sthrong in the arrams ; may be, now, ye
think yerself as good as au Irishman, but (with
a look of ineffable contempt) d n your sowl,
ye can't vote !"
An attempt is to be made to set the Chinese
in California to cultivating tea. This is better
than driving them away' and may turn out to be
as productive a mine as the gold itself.
There is a Fancy Rabbit Club in London,
where prizes are awarded for the best breed
"long ears," best colors, and most weight. At
the last exhibition Mr. Herring, the animal
painter, carried off the prize, as his rabbit, aged
"four months and fiftaen days," had ears twenty
and a half inches long, and four and three quar
From the French of Holstein.
THE MCTE WITNESS)
Or' the Dog and the Assassin.
BY MRS. C. A. SOCLK.
While traveling in 1787, through the beauti
ful city of Leipzig, I observed about half a
league from the gate of the town a few rods
from the highway, a wheel, and the bones of a
chained corpse exposed to the gaze of every
The following is the history of that criminal,
as I learned it from the lips of the judge who
conducted the trial and condemned him to be
A German butcher being benighted in the
midst of a forest, lost his way, and while endea
voring to gain the road was attacked by three
highwaymen. He was on horseback and accom
panied by a large dog. One of the robbers sei
zed the horse by the bridle while two others
dragged the butcher from the saddle and felled
liim. The dog leaped immediately upon one of
them and strangled him ; but the other wound
ed the animal so severely that he rushed into
the thicket, utteringthe most fearful howl. The
butcher, who by this time had disengaged him
self from the grasp of the second robber, drew
his knife and killed him. But at the same mo
ment he received a shot from the third, he who
had just wounded the dog, and falling was des
patched by the thief, who found upon him a
large sum in gold, a silver watch and a few oth
er articles of value. He plundered the corpse,
leaped upon the horse and fled.
The next morning, two wood cutters, happen
ing in that path, were surprised to find three
dead bodies and a large dog, who seemed to be
guarding them. They examined them and en
deavored to restore life, but in vain. One of
them dressed the wounds of the dog, gave him
some food, and sought some water for him, while
the other hastened to the neiirest village to in
form the magistrate of the discovery. The offi
cer accompanied by several attendants, was
soon on the spot; a surgeon examined the
wounds of the three bodies ; they drew up verb
al process and interred them.
The dog had dragged himself, in the course
of the night, when all was quiet, to the corpse
of his master, where he was found the next mor
ning. He allowed his new friends to dress his
wounds, and as if forseeing that he must con
sent to live that he must one day avenge the
murdered ; he ate and drank, but would not
leave the spot. lie looked on qniatly while they
dug the grave and allowed them to bury the
bodies ; but as soon as the turf was replaced,
he stretched himself upon it, howled mournfully
and resisted all the efforts of the bystanders to
induce him to move. He snapped at all who
came near him, except the woodman who had
tended him. lie bore his c.irresses, but no
sooner did the man attempt to take his paws to
remove him from the grave, than he gnashed
his teeth and would have wounded him severely,
if he had not quickly fled. Every one adminir
ed the fidelity of the dog, and when the wood
man offered to carry him food and drink every
day, that he might not perish, the magistrate
proposed taking up a collection to rcnumerate
the man, who was poor and the father of a large
family. With difficulty he was induced to ac
cept the money ; but he finally did, and from
that moment burdened himself with the care of
his new pentioner.
The details of this horrible event were pub
lished in the principal journals of the country.
M. Meyer, a brother of the butcher's, reading
some time afterwards the advertisement of the
magistrate, hastened instantly to his presence,
saying he had fears which he believed now were
only too well founded, that his brother had fal
len into the hands of robbers, as he had left
home with a large sum in gold for tho purchase
of beeves, and had not since been heard from.
His suspicions were only too sadly confirmed
when the magistrate related to him the singular
conduct of a dog which he described. M. Mey
er, accompanied by the officer and several oth
ers repaired to the grave. As soon as the dog
perceived his master's brother, he howled, lap
ped his hands, and evinced numerous other dc
monstrations of grief and joy. By different
parts of his dress, M. Meyer recognised the bo
dy of his brother when they disinterred it. The
absence of the gold and the watch, the wounds
of the butcher aud his dog, those of the two oth
er bodies, together with the disappearance of
the horse, convinced the magistrate and the wit
nesses that the deceased had not only been as
sailed by the two, but also by one or several
others, who had fled with the horse and the
Having obtained permission, M. Meyer remo
ved his brother's corpse to his native village
and interred it in the adjoining cementary.
The faithful dog followed the body, but by de
grees became attached to his new master.
Every effort was made by the most diligent
search and the offer of immense rewards, to dis
cover the assassins. But in vain ; the horrible
tragedy remained an enigma.
Two years had passed away, and all hopes of
solving the mystery vanished, when M. Meyer
received a letter urging him to rep.Ir without
delay to Leipzig to close the eyes of his mater
nal uncle, who desired to see him before he died.
He immediately hastened thither accompanied
by his brother's dog, who was his companion at
all times. He arrived too late. His relative
had deceased the previous evening, bequeath
ing him a large fortnne. He found the city
crowded, it being the season of the great fair
held regularly there, twice a year.
While walking one morning on the public
square attended as usual by his dog, he was as
tonished to behold the animal suddenly rush
forward like a flash. He dashed through the
crowd and leaped furiously upon an elegantly
dressed young man, who was seated in the cen
tre of the square, upon an elevated platform er
ected for the use of those spectators who desir
ed more conveniently to witness the shows. He
held him by the throat with so firm a grasp,
that he would soon have strangled him, had not
aid been instantly rendered. They immediate
ly chained the dog thinking of course he must
be mad, and strove to kill him. M.Meyer rush
ed through the crowd, arrived in time to rescue
his faithful friend, calling eagerly in the mean
time upon the bystanders to arrest the man, for
he believed his dog recognised in him the mur
derer of his brother.
Before he hud time to explain himself, the
young man profiting by the tumult escaped.
For some moments they thought Meyer himself
was mad, and he had great difficulty in persua
ding those who had bound the dog, that the
faithful creature was not in the least dangerous,
and begged earnestly of them to release him
that he might pursue the assassin. He spoke
j in so convincing a manner that his hearers fin
ally felt persuaded of the truth of his assertion
and restored the dog to his freedom, who joy
ously bounded to his master, leaped about hiia
a few times, and then hastened away.
He divided the crowd and was 60on upon hit
enemy's track. The police, which on these oc
casions is very active and prompt, were immedi
ately informed of this extraordinary event, and
a number of officers were soon in pursuit. The
dog became in a few moments the object of pub
lic curiosity, and every one drew back to give
him room. Business was suspended, and the
crowd collected in groups conversing of nought
but the dog, and the murder which had been
committed two years before.
After an hour's expectation, a general rush
indicated that the search was over. The man
had stretched himself upon the ground, under
the heavy folds of a double tent and believeJ
himself hidden. But in spite of his fancied se
curity, the avenger had tracked him and leap
ing upon him, he bit him, tore his garments asd
would have killed him upon the spot, had not
the assistants rushed to his rescue.
He was immediately arrested, and led with
M. Meyer and the dog, then carefu'ly bound,
before the judge, who hardly knew what to think
of so extraordinary an affair. Meyer related
all that had happened two years before and in
sisted upon the imprisonment of the man, de
claring that he was the murderer of his brother
for his dog could not be deceived. During all
the time it was found almost impossible to holJ
the animal who seemed determined to attack the
prisoner. L'pon interrogating the latter, the
judge was not satisfied with his replies and or
dered him to be searched. There was found
upon him a large sum in gold, some jewels, and
five watches, four of them gold and very valua
ble, while the fifth was an old silver one, of but
little consequence. As soon as Meyer saw the
last, he declared it to be the same that his bro
ther wore the day he left home, and the descrip
tion of his watch published months previously,
corroborated his assertions. The robber never
dared expose it, for fear it would lead to his de
tection, as he was well aware it had been des
cribed very minutely in all the principal jour"
als of Germany.
In short after the most minutely and convio
tive legal proceedings of eight months, the mur
derer was condemned to be broken alive and his
corpse to remain chained upon the wheel as an
example to others. On the night preceeding
his execution, he confessed, amongst other
crimes, what till then he always denied, that he
was the murderer of Meyer's brother. He gave
them all the details above related and declared
that he always believed that the accursed dog
died of his wounds. "Had it not been for him,"
he repeated several times, "1 bhould not have
been here. Nothing else could have discovered
me, for I had killed tho horse and buried him
with all he wore."
He expired on tho wheel and his was the
corpse which I beheld before entering the city
A Yocxg Goose. A market girl sold a gen
tleman a fine fat goose, warranting it to be
young. It turned out, when roasted, to be un
manageably tough The next day the gentle
man said to the market girl
"That goose which you pold me for a young
one was very old."
'Certainly not," said the girl ; "don't you call
me young !"
"Well, I am but nineteen, and I heard mother
say often, that the gocee was tij weclf yemger
The gent fainted.