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DEM0ER1T AND SENTINEL
WIS. B. SI7E3, Editor and Proprietor.
Printed for tUe Proprietor by R.Litiiogcr.
Ebensburg, Friday, Oct. 2S, 1S33.
V. B. -PALMER, the American - Newspaper
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in the cities or Boston, Jew iork and Philadelphia,
-and is duly empowered to take advertisements aud
subscription at the rates .required by us. His re
"ceipts will be regarded its payments. His offices
' are Boston, Sonllay's Buildi&g ; New York, Trib
une Buildings ; Philadelphia, Zi. 4V. corner Third
and Chestnut Ms.
Siibjectlethe decision of the Democratic Jon vent ion.
tffS?" Should any of our Eliensburg subscribers fail
to receive their papers by the carrier, we hope they
will leave notice at the ofEce, and they shall be sup
The Proclamation of Gov. Biolib. tiin aside
Thursday, the 24"h of November, as a day ol thanks
giving throughout tlie State of Pennsylvania, will be
found in our paper of to day.
Custom has rendered necessary this annual obliga
tion upon our Chief Magistrate, and a respect for the
great giver of all good,' renders it equally necessary
that the day thus eet aside should be one of thanks
giving to every citizen of our favored and happy Com-
mo a wealth. While other States of this confederacy
have been scourged with pestilence, our own has been
free. While the staple productions of our neighbors
have been blighted, our harvests have been abundant
Every blessing has been crowded upon us, and for
all these blessings we should thauk God fiom our
Secretary Guthrio and Collector
Tor some time past the political world has bee
watching, with considerable anxiety, the result of a
controversy between Secretary- Guthrie, and Mr
Baossu, Collector of the port of New York. Thi
circumstances of this case are as follows : Mr. Brox
sow, as is well known, is connected with that faction
' f tLe Democratic party of the Empire State, known
as the u Harde," and after his appointment to the office
of Collector, made it his business to appoint, to posi
lions underbim, members of the same political clique,
to the enure exclusion ot the s-otts, the opposing
faction. This course, tending as it undoubtedly did.
to widen the breach in the party in that State, did not
meet wiVh the approbation of the President and his
Cabinet, and Mr Bnossoir was politely informed that
La should be more general in his selections of men for
. offices in his gift, and use his influence to unite and
harmonize the party. He replied, in substance, that
' he would appoint whoever he pleased to office, and
would receive no dictation from the Department at
Washington. To this epistle Mr. Gctbhie replies in
commendable manner, briefly and plainly. He
. tells the Collector that it is the desire of the Adminis
. tration to recognize the claims of all who stood upon
ike Baltimore Platform of 1602, and that it condemns
Mr. Bsonsos for not doing the same. The conclu
-ding portion of the Secretary's letter is undoubtedly
the crast interesting to the Collector and his friends,
and as it is easily understood, we extract it :
" What the language and temper of your letter
would have rendered embarrassing, these unwarrant
able assumption, marked as thry are by a manifest
- epiru 01 in&urjorainauon, render impossible namely,
your contiuuance in the office of Collector of the dis
trict of New York. I am, therefore, directed by the
President to say, that your successor in the office will
be promptly appointed.
" ' The course pursued by the Adinhutration through
out this controversy will meet with the approbation
of the entire Democratic party of the country. It
' ha been 6uch as was expected, and proves clearly
that the attachment of the President to the party that
elevated him, is untiring and unwavering. Mr. Bnnx
mon brought about his own removal, and should h
rue ah forttmot 4a ... . - . . ,
- ....cn,. lvJ Bum an appointment utiuer a
Democratic President hereafter, he will know, by e
yenence, mat me same power that appointed Uim
can remove him, and that he has something more to
uo tnan simply gratify his private whims.
Blair County Agricultural Fair.
The newly organized Agricultural Society of our
jieigoooring county, held its first annual Fair, in Hoi
hdaysburg, .ast week. We happened in the town on
Friday evening, but a copious thower of rain having
fallen on that day, the fun was over," as the bovl
; J j ... 1-1 . . j
, ... vc uiu nor nave me pleasure of witnessing
' the dismay articles, animals, women and children.
."u'lu sponen ot and undoubtedly had been
wn Saturday morning, however, we
walked to the ground where the fair had been, and
.. mcciwoDig lumpsof coal, a cherry plank
. ciaer mill and a coop of Shanghais, and are free to
if U i . ill
mc arucies couia be taken as samples of
c on exnioiuon when the fair was in its
prime, it was well worth seeing.
ue p owing match came off on the same day. and
was well attended. in o, ton t.. contended for
the prize, and finer horses, sturdyer plowmen, or bet-
.s we nav? never seen. Everything passed
off well on Saturday, from the performance of Sit .
"",u. aow" w me re tailing of chesnuts.
W heard some dissatisfaction expressed by parti-
m u lalr, al me waMer in whicU premiumij
""UW '? "e owne" ol h and we must
I1T that frsitvt wk.. .... t
" V . . Ulu m' the awards were
-uc mey should be. It was conceded by al
most everybody mat the horses exhibited by citizens
-. ere superior to any on the trronrd
awaraed premmms, while other
r. ttUU lsea out ol B'r county, aild in-
.enor, , n every respect, to those from Cambria, took
the r. rut nrmiiim 1 , '
, ..... B xiiowtnnttnecitizensofour
jr, no enioirea stock, did not want the pre
miums on account of their intrinsic value, and were
aW th X M maDlJi?st i"j"stice had been
w,- "1"- Me re ware. too, that tlie judgement
rid not make ourock
nly to ahow tha't wi CirCUm8ti"
Wore next n-t :""um WUJ of
; our "first fair , we l' "T7
11 our 'sisur couuctm com
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An Agricultural Society.
In this " go-aheati :' age, when man's intellect is
taxed to devize means to elevate his race and make it
wiser and happier, it is folly for any portion of hu
manity to sit still and " wait for the wagon '? of pro
gress to take it up and wbiil it on to the eminence at
tained by its neighbors. No matter whether we gaze
at the soirings of intellect or the workings of physi
cal ingenuity, we cannot fail to see that the course ol
our race, and particularly the Anglo-Saxon portion of
it, is onward nri upward. The feelings, the thoughts,
the aspirations of the people have changed, and with
them their modes of conveyance and implements of
industry. We no longer see the lumbering stage
coach which contented our progenitors bv carrying
them along at the rate of five miles ;nbour. It is
numbered among the curiosities of a bygone age.
The wooden plough and harrow, too, are almost as
obsolete as the old wind-mills whioli once sp.cad their
sail aloft All these ere replaced by articles more
in accordance with the requirements of the age, which
is aptly styled "JusL"' Everything mur-t be" fast '"
now, and wc turn from the pace of our fore-fathers
with something very like a smile.
There was once a time when the farmer tilled his
soil and was satisfied w hen a competence rewarded
him. Not so now. The amc land which then pro
duced twenty bushels of wheat to the acre, must now
produce forty. The same number of horses which
then drew one tuu to market must now draw two, and
this "progress ' has enabled our agriculturalists to
educate their sons aud daughters, and become what
nature intended they should be, the class jf the com
munity first in wealth, first in intelligence, and first in
Agricultural societies have done much towards
bringing about these results. The competition which
they have given ric to, and the information which
they have disseminated, have made those sections in
which they arc estab'ished far outlrip those less fa
vored. The annual exhibition of the products of the
soil, and skill of the mechanic, has brought together
the old and young from all sections, and they have
viewed, with delight, these productions. They saw
what tlie caro and labor of their nighbor, aided by
the know ledge he had been ab!o to glean from simi
lar exhibitions and periodicals devoted to the same
cause, had produced, and profiting by what they saw,
they resolved to do likewise. The resolution, thus
made, fai!ej net to produce some good, and the next
annual fair found them competing for the prize. The
stimulant thus given to industry and impiovement
will not sleep, and its effect is felt for years.
There is, however, an innate prejudice in the minds
of some men, which, if left alone, will forever bind
them down to the ways of their ancestors. To al!
propositions for the introduction of new machmcry
aud new theories in their mode of tilling the soil they
will answer," Our ancestors were uot tuoi-farmcrs
they lived, and so can we." It is of no u lo reason
with such men the only way to get them to join the
tide of improvement is to go on, leaving them jogging
in their anotral routine of duly behind, and they
'will soon tiru of their predicament and join in the
chase. It will do no good to tell them that Messrs.
So-and-so have done so-and-so, and rhat it won't cost
them mueh to try such and sau-h experiments. They
will not listen, and they will despise your theories un
til they find that these seme theories have carried their
more venturesome neighbors far in dvawe of them.
Everybody laughs when some restive mind trys to
invent something entirely novel, and wisely says that
it never can be done that it is impossible. But no
sooner is the discovery made and given to tire world
than every body wonders it was iot discovered long
ago it is so tiinple. Just so with agricultural im-
L provements. Some one announces that a certain kind
of manure is suited tor a certain kind of soil, and a
few, a very few will try it. It is found to be benefi
cial, and, in the end, all adopt it. Now, the same
rule will hold good in almost every case, and we ven
ture to say that many who read this article will see
the time when all agriculturalists will be buok far
mtrt. We have written lengthily on this subject, for we
desire to rouse tlie people of Cambiia county to the
importance of organizing an Agricultural .Society
Every county round us has a society of this kind, and
we are left, perched upon our exalted positioii. watch
ing what the entcrprizo of our neighbors will come to.
Should they outstrip us in the race for prosperity we
can have no excuse, for our natural advantages are
equal to theirs. Let our citizens, then, attend the mee
ting which is advertised in to-days paper, and let us
join in the honest strife for improvement, and we will
not be left behind.
War in Europe.
We have looked, with considerable interest, for in
telligence from Europe since onr last issue, but have
not seen anything calculated to throw liht upon the
subject of the war between Turkey and Russia.
Enough is known, however, to enabl us to state that
things do not wear as serious an aspect as we were
led to believe by previous accounts, and tlu?re is yev
room lor the hope that blood will not be shed. How
ever it may result we incline to the belief that the
power of Russia is about being humbled. Europe
can bear her tyranny no longer.
Is the Maine Liquor Law Constitu
The reader will find the opinion of all the judg
es of the Supreme Court of the United States on
the several points of this law, in the fifth volume
of Howard's Reports of the decisions in United
States courts, page 504 :
Chief Justice Taney said : If any Statcdtems
the retail and internal traffic in ardent spirits in
jurious to its citizens, and calculated to produce
idleness, vice and debauchery. I co nothing in
the Constitution of the United States to prevent
it from regulating and restraining the traffic, or
from prohibiting it altogether, if it thinks pro
per.' " Every State, therefore, may regulate its own
internal traffic according to its own judgment,
and upon its own views of the interest and well
being of its citizens." (5 IIow., 573.)
Mr. Justiec M'Lcan said : If the foreign ar
ticle be injurious to the health or morals of the
community, a State may, in the exercise of that
great and comprehensive police power wbi. b !;
at the foundation of its prosperity, prohibit the
sale oj it." (5 Howard, 592.)
And in regard to the destruction r.f nnr,rrt
he said : The acknowledged police ,ower of a
nas orten tothe destruction of property.
A nuisance may be abated. F.vnt,;, ...
dicial to the health or morals , of a city may be"
removed. Merchandise from a nort wU. .
tagious disease prevails, beinir liable tn . :
cate disease, may be excluded ; and in extreme
cases it may be thrown into the sea."
Mr. Justice Catron said: T ,w . : ;
table, that if the State has the tv- 'r ; "
by licenses to any extent, it has the dia;.-
ry power to judge of its : limit, and may go the
length of prohibiting it altogether, if
policy. "Maine Liqunr-Latc Advocate. - - ":-
NEWS AND MISCELLANY.
C7" All orators are dam'b w hen beauty pka
That's true. Words are no more to be corn
pared to a pair of melting blue eyes, than a crack
ed fiddle is to Jullien's orchestra. And then, let
a pearly tear-drop come trickling down from be
neath the dark lashes, and it's all up with a fel
low. We would'nt give a button for liim if lie
could stand it. The more heart he has the soo
ner hell give up kiss the tears away, and be
" The world, of fools has such a store.
That lie who would not see an ass, - -Must
bide at home and bolt his door,
And break his looking glass."
The man who wrote the above must have done
so after consulting his own "phiz " in a mirror.
If he had said that every man had his counter
part, lie would have been nearer right. Forzn-
IIow much like a pig is the sot in the gutter :
Like sheep are of bipeds one lialf :
Iikeacross snarling cur is thcm'nnin a splutter,
And how closely are some like a calf.
II ion Calico and dry goods generally during
the shower on Friday. Some we saw were at
least knee high. Hot Standard, i
And you saw '" some," did ycu, neighbor?
Well, -we should like to know ivhat light you
had to look ? If you had been the man wc took
you to be, you would have shut j our cyr3 and
DtT' The steadfast adherence of New Hamp
shire to Democratic principles had caused their
opponents to call it a benighted State. Facts
however show that it contains but seventy-six
persons between the ages of fourteen and sixty
who cannot read and write, and that there are
ninety thousand pupils on the school lists of the
C7 Utah would make twenty States of the size
of New Hampshire ; Nebraski fifteen ; Indian, 20;
North-west, sixty-five total, one hundred and
twenty six States. Sliould these territories have
an equal population to tlie square mile with New
Hampshire, they would contain a population of
over one hundred and thirty eight trillions.
The Missouri Legislature lus a bill before
it in accordance with the suggestion of the Gov
ernor's Message to provide that no man be allow
ed to indorse a note without the. consent of Lis
wife, or no indorsement should be ta!id without
such consent. '
d"A colored preacher Laa been denouncing
Abolitionism in Preble Co. Ohi.i. lie says the
aggitators have put back human emancipation
one hundred years, aud tightened !hc chains cf
the slaves. ;
C7"The acquittal of Robert Swat for the mur
der of Sprigg, has created great excitement at
Ilagerstown, and indignation meetings have been
held there and at Booasboro', in which the Court
and Jury were severely denounced.;
C7James M. Porter, of Ea-iion, Pa., for
merly a member of President Tver's cabinet
has been elected President Judge of the Carbon,
Monroe, Pike and AVayne judicisl district, by
about 400 majority over the regulsr Democratic
nominee, Mr. Dimmick.
rn7It is said that the reason w!iy the Whigs
polled so small a vote at tho late efectiou was,
that thousands of them remained at home to
study Mr. M'Clure's finacial speech, delivered at
the Huntingdon Convention.
DC?" A French nobleman has had constructed,
at a co.it of about ten thousand dollars, a railway
travelling-mansion, consisting of bedrooms, sit
ting room, billiard room, kitchen, wine cellar,
and iee-room, with which he projwes to make
the tour on the principal railways.
21? The Emperor of China is in his 23d year,
the Emperor of Austria in his 22dyear, and the
Sultan of Persia in his 20th. Three young men
rule the third of the people in the svorld.
DCT'The Washington correspoiJent of the Balt
imore Patriot says that a strong aud systematic
effort will be made to place (Jbl. Benton in the
Speaker's Chair of the next House of Represent
CrJos. J. Stitzm.i.v, Esq.; has retired from
the Somerset Herald and Whin, Laving Edward
Sojix, Esq., sole editor and roprietor. Th
'frosty sons of thunder' should give the paper a
!X7 "The Columbia Democrat says that the Hon
Charles R. Buckalew, will be brought out for the
Speakership of our State Senate. 7Ie will be a
strong candidate, and if elected wil make a cap-
uai prsiumg orticer.
(HT'Therc is a man down East, a Acetious chat
whose name is New. He named is first child
Something : it was Something New. His next
cliild was called Nothing: it leiii
KTThc residence of the late Feminn.rc Cooper,
at coojierstowa, which has been teen tly con ver
ted into a hotel, was fired last Satirday night by
mi incenciiary, and burnt to the ground. A por
tion of the furniture was saved.
CTiik following epitaph was crpied from a
tombstone in a small village churchyard in the
nort.n oi England :
" Sacred to the memory of Miss R tscy Rhctt
V ho was a whole team and a horse to let."
Aue uovernor of JNebraska has Indian
blood m his veins. He was born in Wayne coun-
a. r- - -
vy, jucnigan, in 181K). His father was captured,
when a child, by the Wyandot India s, and mar
ried a half-blood Wyandot girl. The Governor,
W illiam Walker, is her sou. He was educated
at Kenyon College, Ohio. He was seventeen
years postmaster at Upper Sanduskev, Ohio.
mm-ucuiuot his nation, the
yandots. , In 1844 ho was removed, with them
to their new hme west of the Missisappi.and on
thf 9fitli nf -Tutu- Pl. c 1
. " -'j , v. m. wwrm vcar. as our rea
ders already know, was elected Provisional Gov
crnor of Nebraska.
As Active Young Lady. The present editress
of the magazine conducted by the factory girls
at Lowell a Miss Farley, writes toafiiend "I am
proprietor of the New England Offering. I do ail
the publishing, editing, canvassing, and as it is
bound at my offic. I can in a hurry, help fold, cut
covers, stitch, Ac ; I have a little girl to assist
me in the folding' stitching, 4c. The rest, after
it comes from the printer's hands, -Jl my "own
work. I employ no agents, and deptod unon no
one for assistance. My edition is four IWcnH
Official Vote for State Ofiicers.
Northumberl d, 1847
city 4 CO. f
21722 ' 18G29
Pike, 564 87
Potter, 644 SI
Schuylkill, 4022 1987
Somerset, 740 1855
Susqirtlmnna, 2017 745
Sullivan, 331 111
Tioga, 2110 701
Union, 1541 1216
Venango, 1?00 . 427
Wsrrrti, 920 421
Washington, 3399 830
Wavnc. 1G70 411
Westnu.ivland, 3410 1815
Wvomincr, 898 336
York, 4234 3015
Total. 15349 116117
-S. n 5
1433 lt36 1430
a37 5700 4882
2026 1163 1965
1443 1350 1394
1800 1719 1768
7509 3150 7385
1545 1758 1113
2842 2180 2748
5078 3878 5025
1829 1955 1796
1596 986 1597
1026 343 1002
2418 1261 3173
4745 4868 4612
1810 610 1663
1017 230 979
1111 751 1Q35
2021 657 191
2212 14,s6 1665
, 3042 2159 2959
2503 2692 2334
1425 1709 132
335 91 321
1313 2004 1125
2713 156-5 2661
2702 3876 2720
722 576 725
1885 676 1x59
1548 1796 1431
979 1492 961
703 390 020
951 779 920
5590 9179 4744
722 1417 661
1232 1985 1216
2028 968 2818
4121 1746 4S48
23K3 1540 2318
301 171 302
2213 1478 2078
1469 1509 1312
1820 157 1730
, 4558 4173 4386
968 413 858
i, 2923 1330 2877
'd, 1645 798 1583
1631 867 1588
22153 19311 21653
492 79 . 512
591 74 538
3915 1815 3862
784 1791 680
, 1999 712 1994
308 115 300
1875 668 1850
1520 2210 1475
116G 403 1137
868 425 815
3360 2852 3345
1632 420 1574
d, 2752 1734 2623
856 334 855
4240 3057 4203
152459 117044 145905
city Si co.
Engineers Strike. The Engineers engaged
in running steamboats on or nut of the Ohio Kiver
have formed an Association, adopted a Constitu
tion, and agreed on a Scale of Wages, as follows:
First Engineers on Side-Wheel Boats . . . .5150
Stern-Wheel Boats . .' ios
Second all Boats . l nn
They say they have work only fur six to
eight months of each year, and that the above
rates are as low as they can live on also, that
some of the best Engineers no receive SI 75 to
$225 per month.
Gold and Lead in the Allegiienies Tho
Fairmount Virginian says that an old gentleman
arrived in that town a few days since, with som
good specimens of lead ore, and some snprim.nc
of what he contends is gold quartz, which he says
he obtained from the mountains, but resolutely
declines to state where he found the ores he exhi
bits, and exultingly declares that if , :
gold, he has already enough of it on hand to in
sure him a thousand dollars at the mint.
Pennsylvania, ts :
1. 1 tht ucmc and ly the uuJkorily of the Common-u-ralth
GoVEr.NOJl OF TICK SAIO CojlMOXV. EAL1H.
Vrt r ixv PmT:v : A mereiful
l r. ii-w v,ini.i-.iij -
I BflHhwfi anu oeiiiiici-ni iio...v
for an earnest manifestation oi our gratitude as
TV iii-m wuti in wi ciisiuiiB
r ilm t.rtr-rtinti9 nt 1ns nature
An humble acknowledgement of dependence
on the overruling tare of " that God who ineasu
reth the ocean in the hollow of his hand," whose
will controls the destiny of nations, and who yet
condescends to feed the fowls of the air and clo he
our relations are aunoni.ie, turn guc
a bright future. Our free institutions cf Govern-
inont havektn jerpetuated, and religious and
political liberty vouchsafed to the people. The
cause cf education, morality rthpon W
l l l . .- . .
been steadily on ttie advance ; ine arus an
ences have gained additional perfection, ui
, tiu'a 4.
the crreat interests of the r-eopte, pny.sical and
aterests of the peopte, pny.sical
moral, have nourished.
In our own Cemmonwea t h t he n.c :rlUl care-
and Windless goodness of Providence, nave ottn
most strikiuKlv manifested. We are under spc-
rial obligations for His btnificence and mercy.
people have not culy Wen spared the afilic
.rtl.n -it1. Tl. usnn.liavi t .5
.ni.liitiniis of the earth. The seasons have I
std in their regular order. Winter and Spring,
and Suinnnr, have come and gone, and Autumn
is now, " seed timeand harvest " we have had,
and the husbaiidtuun Las rejoiced in the rich re
wards of his toil. The valleys and hills and
plains have given of their abundance, to make
glad the hearts of the people.
The desolations of famine, which at present
seem to threaten home cf the nations of the east
ern continent, as to the devastations cf war, have
thus leen turned from this people, by the siror g
arm cf His prwer.
Tho .:t;i..o.. that walketh nd&rknes. and
ilence that walkcth in darkncs, ana
the destruction that wasteth it noon day
whose ravage- have sorely s-n.c eu ine ci.izeu.-, oi
surrounding Suites-Lave not been x-nriued to
invade our tuvorcd Commonwealth. It Lxs ,ka-
, i t,-;. t w.et.;i i.an.1
'VIA li.t I i. 11-11 L I - . v. ' -i...... ''- "
the destroyer, and to Le?tow on Pennsylvania a
j season of health and unalloyed prosperity.
j These manifold Ucssirg. are in the ft cfG. d.
and i lam our grateful acinowler.gn.ents thoukl
le devoutly mi.de.
I Under the solemn cvu iction. of du'y, and in
conformity with the wishes cf many cocu cr.i-
Zens, I Wiliiatn Biirler, Guveniorof the Comvuvn-
, , , ,. i w - i i i .
wealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby appoint
THURSDAY,' the 24th day of Novexeek next,
as a dav cf ircncral thanksgiving ar.d rr.tjse
throughout tlie State, and earnestly implore the
State, at Ilarrisburg, this seventeenth dnycf
uctoiKT, in the year ot our Lord oue thousand
eight hundred and lifty-three, and of the Com
monwealth the seventy -eighth.
Bv tue Govj-ENon :
C. A. BLACK,
Serriury of the Coinmouic:al:k'.
October 28, 1853.
We extract, from the Editorial CurrCt-i.i-'.KlejiCC of
the Chamberburg H"ai;7, the following picTure of the
ilistiiijuiiiieJ clirrr ;mj (Cceiitrir politiclr.ii, v. Lose
name heads ibis r.r?ii-!e. It is vvcll drawn, true and
expressive, anJ will Le read w ilh in'eiCit.
litre wc are in Go'hrun thunder what a noi.-e.
Look at Broadway it's a peifect jam, cross it at
3" our peril. You should at U ast have f Air pair of
eyes to undertake such a task. But there's a
collision, and two dravs check the thror.g f jt a
I moment, and now is our titiiC. So here goes zig
zng around ten omnibusscs scratched with a
wheel here, a tongue there, and brought upstan-
! unig yonder by a pair cf prancing matches. But
j thanks to luck we arc over, and can reach the
j hotel now with comparative case. Room secu
red and baggage safely stowed away, let us se t
down at the door and look at New York. There
goes the very man you wnut to see. You have
long heard of him, read of him, studied lus mas
terly productions on political economy and social
evils. He does not exactly answer the exagger
ated descriptions you have had of his indiifen nee
in the matter of dress ; but you cannot fail to
mark the .simplicity that cliaracterizes his gener
al appearance. His white hat is a fashionable
one, though sadly crushed at the top, and his
coat is not outlandish, though of the simplest
style. His pants are neat enough, and his linen
spotless, though not arranged in the most scru
pulous manner. His boots are very coarse, and
as guiltless of blacking as his coat is of buttons
behind ; but there is nothing eccentric in all th.it.
But look at his gait, his head away ahead of his
feet, and rocking from side to side like a boat ri
ding a wave. But all that is no particular of
fence against fashion. Let us follow him, and
hewillleadus to the fifth story of that large
brick building a few doors oil", and land us in the
sanctumjif Horace Gueelet, Editor of the Tri
bune. He toddles up the stairs with cmite a bet
ter equilibrium than he displays on the street,
for, if in a hurry, he wouldjbutt his brains out
against the wall if he didn't. He leads into a
neatly furnished room, say twelve by fourteen,
takes his stand at a high desk, and commences
driving his pen over the paper before him as if
he had taken a contract to spoil all the foolscap
in the city. But we must hail him and hear
him talk. He turns instantly when addressed,
gives a cordial shake of the hand, and asks how
the Maine Law is flourishing in our section. In
two minutes he runs over half the counties in
Pennsylvania, and tells how they will vote on
the Prohibition question. Wc tried him on pol
itics, but it was no go ; he is out of that line for
the present, and is in for the Maine Law only un
til that is carried. You lose one half his blurr
but intelligent conversation in taking a survey
of the man. Such a head you never saw, for it is
the only one of exactly that kind in h
You thought he was homely, but a better face
and features you never beheld, though a little too
effeminate for corduroy. He is near-sighted,
henco the queer, sbiverinsr look he Hvs mn nl
odd as the long white hah- looks that skirts his
head below his hat, in contrast with the com
plete baldness from his forehead back, if you will
look a moment von will see thur. . wiir n-nul
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tadly overdo him, and hide the singular marks cf
genius with which nature hB;'ctampcd him. Fif
teen years ago he was a journeyman print
this city, friendless and penniless now
rich and wklds an influence not at proaohti l
! hny other man in tlie country. His daily eirc
lates 20,000; his senii-wtckly pror.blj 10X
and his weekly 80,0000 ; aud the white pt.'
iiiiu r iiii-u a j .vu vi
subscription price ; but Ms advertising cotw.
a ; eral profit. It has c.eared fc0,000 a year, an,
! will doubtless soon do it again, though the rerr-r.
enlargement ol tne ueverai issues placed the .
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i - .-'-.. .I.n -.Til. 'S .1 T Fl. f.ll 1 L t1H r.f t . .n
1, cf the previous year. It is a jo,n-
i-hmcnt, and there are r.roUl.iV
i twenty stockholders all ptrmancntly emplovcj
in some of its departments. It was atarled ri
originally owned by Greeley &. McElrath tl
1 latter owning tliree-fifihs of it ; aud when it w
permanently established, it was divided into os.
hundred shares, valued at tiuuu each, tni i
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Greelev still owns probacy one-fifth of it,
j pc-u 50 per week as a salary out of the gene:j
! fund dividend out of the profits. Y,JU
. xnicLt h.
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him a fortune annually. Whether he tYxivi
cives wisely is not fr us to detcrmirje h si
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i auons und backs h;s cflorts with Ins money. H-
; i but f-Tty-thrce t ears of ago, and, with his -J,
- j sUlrltous habits, he might b- Kjred at Las' i
i-ter of a century without outliving hi day, ,
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j Eloquent Tribute to New HariipsMre
scenery ana new uampsnire men.
The subjoined clowinc paragraphs on this suiv
! ject from the conclusion of an c-lcquc-nt addir s
i eh vert d on rnday last, by the Hon. LJwar-i
Everett, lx-forc the New Hampshire .St a' e Ajri
j cultural S-K'k-ly :
j "And thou sir, f-r natural leauty. I hr-t
s, .t - . .
"ten sr iaewung oi a iravc:ier in our coumrv,
i though far less than I could wish, and in Eurvr
j iavc sct.n al! that 1S atract ive, from the lngUui. j
j of Scotland to the gr Hcn hern cf Constar.Uir...
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x from tuc summits of the northern mountains if
I Germany to the valleys of Provence ; but my r.t
hti vet to rest ujon a lovlii r scene tha thil
j wy,.h an 6miilntr pctci my eTi as I W
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j P fro!;1 1Ci' s Landing to Centre Hirbcr. And
; ha e yet to behold a sublixncr sptciacle tina
: lnat which is disclosed from Mount Washington,
' .t,rn . .. l c-,,,. ..;n
i when, cn nuiae clear, cl susu.fr i mcniinp i
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j w cou.l curtain is drawn up from
1 tKre'.s grand prcsinium, and a'l that scene of wild-
neS3 an l Ijcauf,- smarts upon the eye, tlie lire
weeping with crystal springs tho win;ng
streams, gleaming lakes, and peaceful vil
below and in tl e dim n.isty dislrnT, 'eyor-l
the lower hills, faint glimpses cf the sscrrd dcrr.,
ever heaving as with the consciousnr ss cf its e:i
immensity ail mingled in or.c indescribable r:a
orami by the hand of he Divine Artist.
"And can I spak of the historical legends -of
her industrial resources c4 her natural Icsu
ties of New Hampshire, parent not cf fruits tr
Iy, bat of men without remembering the grc'1.
and good who adorn her a urals her immortal
Sunk, w ho cheered thel.iait cf the'i:atia at ll
louo-t ebb of despondency, and kl the way t
Eenniiua-ui to thj tritimj h.-: at Saratoga ycur
S.illi-. an, your LV-c-r, your Scamn.cl, roitr Dear
born, your McCieary. your PiiTCt--wLo. fit:;;
Bunker lliil to Yorktown, h ard every peal of tbc
trumpet, Mid breasted every storm of war; lac
l :ig line if your civilians your Bartlets. your
Vv i;i,.j Its, your Th:.rtoiio, your -- Langdons,
your e iimaus, your Smiths, 3 our Masons, your
Wo; uburys ; your men of letters and Divim s
your Whcelocks, your Pelknaps, your Abbots
11. w, espivia'ly, can I forget hiui whoe decc-3
nut yet a twelvemonth ago tilled the whole 1
with sorrow, while, i.i the sublime langua
your fellow citizen, the President of the Ui
Stales, ' the great heart of the nation beat hea
at the imrtals of his tomb V He was the ofTi
of your soil, he and Iris father. His infancy
cvadW in the hardships of your frontier settle
ments ; he was taught and trained in your schooli
and yonr college. You sent him forth in the 1 at.
oply of his youthful strength to the service of bis
country ; and af er the labors and conflicts of life,
you rose up as one man to welcome him, when,
but two years ago on this anniversary, he came
back, melting with teuderness and veneration, to
revisit his native State."
FactB for tne Curious.
Cl riolsStort. It is related that, in the month
of August, 1808, an egg was found upon the ailar
of the Patriarchal Church, at Lisbon, bearing up
on its hell, in distinctly written words, a sen
tence of death against all the French inhabitants
of the town. This apparent miracle caused much
anxious excitement among the Portuguese, unta
the French distributed throughout the city, and
had placed in all the churches, an immense num
ber of eggs, upon the shells of which a contradic
tion of this lie was written. At the tame tim.
proclamations were everywhere posted up, ex
plaining the secret of the supposed miracle, which,
consisted in writing upon the shell, when covered
with an oily substance, and then plunging and
retaining Ihe egg for some time in an acid.
The Fable of the Dragon. The origin cf
this fable is thus conjectured by Salvcrte. TLe
bite of the boa is not venomous, but the Serpent
squeezes its victim to death by twining around
it, and from this fact was derived the fable of tbc
drp.gon, whose tail was said to be armed with an
enveuomed barb. When pressed by hunger, such
isthe swiftness of the loa that its-prey rarely es
capes. Poets have compared its course to a flight,
and vulgar superstition bestowed real wipgs up
on the dragon.
The Amethtist. This is a'precious stone that
is colored and sparkles like wine. Instead of this
description, so exactly cold, figurative language
has substituted an expressive image is its name,
amethyist " not intoxicating ;" or, " wine that
does not inebriate" and it is from this name the
amethyist was supposed to possess the miraculous
power of prerervirtg from drwr.kinfrt thna fht)