Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 07, 1844, Image 1

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Banks in Philadelphia,
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Northampton batik Allentown no sale
Berk, county. bank Reading no sale
West Branch batik Williamsport 10
Tow anda.lillUk Towanda 90
Rates of Relief Notes.
Nortiv.ra, Liburti es, Delaware County, Far
mers' Bark of Midis, Germantown par
All others a 1,1
Ilanlingdon, Pen Oisylvania.
vouLD most respectfully inform the
citizens of this county, the public
generally, and his old friends and customers
in particular, that he has leased for a term
of years, that large and commodious building
.on the West end ofAhe Diamond, in the bo
rough of Huntingdon, formerly kept by An
drew H. Hirst, which he has opened and
'furnished as a. Public House, where every
attention that will minister to time comfort
and convenience of guests will always be
.found. •
cc. - PaatlDUas.
will at all times be abundantly supplied with
the best to be had in the country.
Stlf .1 3 M
will be furnished with the best of Liquors,
s Taal - 4cl G
is the very best in the borough, and will
always be attended by the most trusty, at
tentive and experienced ostlers.
Mr. Coots pledges himself to mace every
exertion to render the " Franklin 11ouse" a
home to all who may favor him with a call.
Thankful to his old customers for past favors,
he respectfully solicits a continuance of their
' custom.
Boarders, by the year, month, or week,
will be taken on reasonable terms.
guatingdon, Nov. 8. 1843.
The subscriber is now prepared to furnish
every description of CHAIRS, from the
'plain kitchen to the most splendid and fash
ionable one for the parlor. Also the
n which the feeble and afflicted invalid,
though unable to walk even with the aid of
crutche,, may with ease move himself from
room to room, through the garden and in
the street, with great rapidity.
'rhos& who arc about going to housekeep
ing, will find it to their advantage to give
.him a call, whilst the Student and Gentle
man of leisure are sure to find in his newly
invented Revolving ,Chair, that comfort
which no other article of the kind is capable
of affording. Country merchants and ship
pers can be supplied with any quantity ut
short notice.
No. 113 South Second street, two doors
below Dock, Philadelphia.
May 34, 1843.-1 yr.
V e a£Z34E1.(1,.
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VO .q._
Cae•riage alanufesctory
umNa - ir SIVEITTI
OS l' respectfully informs ;the citizens
of the borough and county ot Hunting
don, the public generally, and his old friends
and customers in particular, that he still
continues the
Coach Making Business
in all its vrious branches, at his old stand, in
Main street in the borough of Huntingdon,
nearly opposite the 'Journal' printing office,
where he has constantly on hand every
description of
Coaches, Carriages,
• .•
- • Tii ' t ; Bu aies, Sleighs
4, • . oN • -- 5$ , ! 3‘
which lie will sell low for cash or on reason
able terms.
p a r
All kinds of wok in his line made to or
ler, on the shortest notice, in a
And all kinds of repairing clone nith neat
:less and despatch.
Country produce will be takm in exchange
or work.
Any persons wishing to purchase are re
spectfully- invited to call rnd examine and
judge for themselves.
Huntingdon Is c.v. 29 1843.
Cheap for Cash.
The subscriber has just received a large
and well assorted tot ul scgars, which he of
fers for sale at the following prices.
Cuba segars in boxes containing 150 each,
$1 25 per box.
Half Spanish in boxes containing 150 each,
50 cents per box.
Half Spanish per thousand, $1 75
Common do. $1 50 and $1 00
fr7•The above prices are so low that the
subscriber can sell for cash only.
Huntingdon, Oct. 11.—tf
LT2 IS a Wilt 11 %
Nwt EGs to inform the inhabitants of Hun
. 1 71, ting(Tia( and its vicinity; that he has
commenced the business of light and heavy
wagon making, and every kind of vehicle re
pairing. Having learnt his trade in England,
he is prepared to furnish either the English
or American style of wagons, and hopes by
diligence and attention to merit a share of
public. patronage.
N. B. Shop near to Mr. 3. Houck's black
smith shop.
. • Huntingdon, April 19, 1843.—1 y.
List of Letters
Remaining in the Ptist Office at Alexandria,
Pa.. on the Ist of January, 1844, which it
not taken out within three months, will be
sent to the General Post Office as dead
Bros ke Davis. Irvin James, •
• Bisben John, Johnston Thomas,
Butts John R. 2 Kaufman Reuben B.
Baker John, Klock Henry,
Cresswell Nicholas, Kinports Gideon,
- Dewalt Peter, Miller Mister,
Davis Patrick, • Miller Samuel D.
• DeCo Joins P. M'Dnnald
Drenkle Henry S. M'Clisre Andrew,
Davis Elizabeth, Neff Isaac M.
Furll . John, Neff John A.
Gardner James. Porter John,
Green Miles S. tititzer
Householder Miehrcl,Walker John Esq.
Hassler Samuel, Wristar William,
Herrencane Jacob, Young Gco. B.
Alexandria Jill. 1, 1844.
Has removed to Philadelphia, No, 194
Market street, below the Red Lion Hotel,
with the intention of engaging in his old
business of selling
Combs, Buttons, Brushes, Threads, Per
cussion Cape and French and
German Fancp
He respectfully requsts the attention of his
former triei,ds and others, and solicits their
calls and custom when buying goods in Phil
adelphia. His stock will be entirely new,
laid in for CASH, and sold in such a man
ner us to secure to purchasers entire satisfac
tion and a continuance of their favors.
Jan. 3, 1844,-3t.
Zi 4 Oa a.M.ClE+Laaca
The dwelling and store house now occu
pied by Mr. David Hayrick, in the village
of Manor Hill, Huntingdon co., Pa,
For terms enquire of the subscriber re
siding in the above named village. •
Jan. 3, 1843.
ISAAC rxsziEn.
IRAQ , removed to Huntingdon, with the
intension of making it the place of his future
residence, and will attend to such legal busi
ness as may he entrusted to him.
Dec. 20, 1843.
Office in Main &reel, two doors East of
Mrs. McConnell's Temperance House.
¶F LANK BONDS—Judgment and com-
IDUn—fer sale at this office.
From the United Slates Gazette.
Harrah for Brave Harry, the Pride of
the West.
Air—" The Star Spangled Banner.
Oh still you may spy, un the battlements high,
The banner of • Forty' still streaming;
And close by its side, in its glory and pride,
Another, with victory gleaming!
And see how it flashes ! when o'er the breeze
Its front to the sun, 'The Mill Boy of the Slashes!'
And beam as a motto inscribed on its crest :
Hurrah for Brave flurry, the Pride of the West!
And hark! from the mountains! and list! from
the plain,
And e'en from the dark swelling ocean—
Ten thousands repeat it, in thunders again—
And loudly proclaim their devotion,
For him, whom the nation have named for the
Of chief, at the Washington Inauguration!
Then up with the Banner, that hears on its crest:
Hurrah far Brave Hurry, the Pride of the West!
And widely, and proudly, that banner shall wave.,
Since the voice of the people proclaims it ;
And could our brave chieftain now low in his grave,
But waken to life he would name it.
For oft did he say, that in all our army
The star which shone brightest ; was brave Harry
Clay ;
Then this be our motto, our watchword, our crest,
Hurrah! for Bravo Harry, the Pridoof the West!
Philadelphia, January 27, 1844.
From the Cincinnati Gazette,
Gentlemen—Having noticed in some of the Eas
tern papers o paragraph stating that President Tyler
had written a letter to Louis Philippe, congratula
ting him on the marriage of the Prince de Joinville,
I send you a supposed copy of the letter, to use as
you think best. As I sometimes indulge in framing
"Hoosker's Nests," &c., please excuse me.
To Louis Philippe, On the Marriage of the Prince
De J—, by a high Functionary of the
United States.
Illustrious Sovereign of the Collie nation!
My best respects to you and to your Spouse;
Accept this letter of congratulation,
Embracing all the members of your House;
And to the Prince my special salutation,
With choicest blemings on his Princess' brows;
May their connubial joys be showered thick us—
At least as many as our cousin Vie has.
No doubt you hear of me across the ocean,
By each arrival Visiting your strand;
I've kept the public in a brisk commotion,
Since I succeeded to supreme command;
And often I have had a halfway notion,
To step across" and take you by the hand;
I long to meet you as a friend and brother,
And face to face congratulate each other.
The cares of Empire mingle with the pleasures,
Lilco acid in the sweet concocted cup;
They give a zest which methy fondly treasures,
A kind of pungent relish as we sup;
But tho' at times I'm thwarted in ray measures,
I'll use the factious opposition up,
And live in future song and future story,
The founder of a noble nation't, glory.
Long may your royal line secure soccer:don,
Nor lack a Prince to till your ancient throne!
I too have sons I fain would give possession,
To reap (when I am gone) the fruits I've sown ;
I But Wiley serpents watch my bold progression,
Of whom I truly dread but one alone;
The Ashland Chief I fear will prove the victor,
Among the reptiles he's the Boa C'anstrictor !
Alas! I cm but envy your condition,
Enthroned for tits—your subjects good and true;
Whilst I maintain a critical position,
Which often makes mo feel It little blue;"
But wishing all our enemies perdition,
I haste to bid your Macesty adieu,
Believe me biro, both orally sad mentally,
Your roost obedient servant, ....ccittentagy. J. T.
Iv:113011:d LA.:6I MOT t 3.
From the Public Ledvr,
The debate between the Rev. Thomas I'. Hunt
and Mr. Andrew Miller, at the Universalist Church,
in Callowhill street, on Monday evening, (the 22d
ult.,) was by no means equal to the expectations
of the audience. Mr. Miller evidently came un
prepared to defend the traffic in ardent spirits
against the attacks of so able a champion of the
Temperance Cause as Mr. Hunt, and the strength
of the latter and the true merits of the question at
issue were, therefore, but imperfectly developed.—
Mr. Hunt occupied the first fifteen minutes in sta
ting the conditions and object of the debate, and in
making the preliminary demonstrations. He said
that he esteemed Mr. Miller es a gentleman, and
would, therefore, strictly and cheerfully conform to
the agreement between them to refrain from all
personalities ; that ho would confine his remarks
solely to the liquor selling business, and would en- t
(leaver to show, conclusively and satisfactorily, that I
it ought to be made a penal offence. Why, said
he, is any act of man punishable by law 1 Because
it is found to be destructive to the best interests of I
society, and, in self-defence, that society becomes
not only justified in forbidding, but is bound to sup
prose it by punishing those who commit it. This, I
presume, my friend Miller will admit, and we may,
therefore, assume the point as granted. Well, then,
let us see whether the business of liquor selling, ns a
beverage in health, may not be included in this rule,
and whether it ought not, for reasons assigned, to
be made a penal offence. I think I can show that
there is no offence now made penal, which is more
destructive to human interests, prosperity and happi-
ness than that, and I will compare it, for the purpose
of showing this, with any crime my friend Miller ,
may name. Mr. Hunt here turned to Mr. Miller and
asked hies to 113111 C any offence for this comparison.
(Mr. Miller shook his head, and Mr. Hunt resumed.)
Ho declines naming any. I will, therefore, take
counterfeiting for the argument. Counterfeiting is ,
made puni,hable as an offence, because it is injurious
to the interests of society. But how does it effect
those interests? Its injury extends only to property.
The moral constitution, the intelligence, the
the soul of society remain untouched. If the coun
terfeiter imps', upon me, he injures me to the ex
tent of property taken from me by a false bill—but
no more. He still leaves me my character; he still
leaves my mind unimpaired by his acts, my health
unbrolion ; and with these, and well-directed indus
try, I can soon repair the mischief he has done. But .
not so with the liquor seller. He not only takes away
the property of Hs victim without giving him an
equivalent, but ho takes away his means of support ;
destroys his reason, hie health and character, and
brings ruin and misery, upon his family. The proof
of this eSsertion is to be found in your prisons and
your almshouses, and is familiar to thousands. I
have seen it in the tears, I have heard it in the groans
of wives, mothers and children, and I have received
it in the confessions of the victims of the traffic
themselves. I have risked the inmates of the poor
house and the prison, "What brought you here, the
counterfeiter or the rum-seller?" and although some
have replied the former, and others have assigned
different causes, the meat masses have answered, the
. 6 rum-seller I" Mr. Hunt concluded his first fifteen
minutes by observing—what follows then, if it is
proved that the traffic in liquor ss u beverage in
health is equally or more destructive to the beet inter
ests of society than counterfeiting? Why, society
is boundlo put a stop to it, and it ought to be mado
a penal offence.
Mr. Miter replied. Ile ,aid that he felt greatly
embarrassed in the position ho occupied, as it was
new to him, and if he should not succeed in defend
ing a business in which he had been honestly cage
ged for a series of years, he hoped the audience
would pardcn the fault while they attributed it to bins,
and not to tine business. I never attended a tem
peranbe meeting until a few :eights ago, said he, but
having heard that the advocates of the crime tank
especial pains to abuse those engaged in the busi
ness of selling liquor, I felt it My duty to hear, and
endeavor to. answer the charges brought against
them. I noel not trouble the audience by stating
how I came to this discussion, and only desire that
if I Lhould, when warmed by it, say any thing re
proachful to the., temperance came, or disrespectful
to my opponent, that it may be overlooked, us it
veil be wholly accidental and trot designed.
Mr. Miller proceeded to state that Mr. Hunt had,
as ho conceived, departed from the traffic in liquor,
had gone on to thew the the evils of drinking to ex
cess. The traffic in liqor, ho said, was a business
which had been immemorially followed without re
proach, and which had boon protected by legislation
ciory .lvilized community. Liquors are used in
a thousand useful ways, as auxiliaries to chemistry
and the arts, and it was, in his opinion, equally un
just to charge the makers and sellers with the vices
of those who drink them to C.COS3, as to fasten the
iniquity of counterfeiting upon the manufacturers
and venders of paper. 'rho tendency of such an ar
gument would be to show that because religious fa
nuticism sometimes make inen mad, that religion
itself was an evil and ought to be suppressed. The
same might he said of many other useful institutions
and occupations; but enough has been suggested to
show the weakness of the brother's position, and I
shall, therefore, pause for a stronger attack.
Mr. Hunt resumed. My friend Miller, said he,
has endeavored to show, that I have wandered front
Ate question, but let me respectfully recall to his
mind the circumstances out of which this discussion
grow, end I know ho will admit that I am right.—
At the meeting held in the Court House last Thurs
day night, ho replied to a speech of Brother Cham
bers, in defence of the liquor business. After the
meeting I told him in a friendly way I should like
to have a public interview with him on the subject,
and that I would widertako to show that the traffic
in liquors was more injurious to society than any
offence in the catalogue of crimes. He assented,
and WO are here to-night in pursuance of the agree
meat then made. What is, then, the subject of
discussion? Is it the influence of liquor as used by
the chemist or in the arts? No—it is its influence
upon society, tired as a beverage in health! And
when we spoke of the traffic in liquor, wo referred
to its effects as temperance men regarded them. But
I will adopt the gentleman's own views, if he insist
upon it, and will prove to this audience, and to him,
too, that the traffic is productive of snore mischief
than good to society ; that its direct and legitimate
tendency is destructive to the beet interests of socie-
ty ; that it may be abolished without producing as
much injury as its existence now does, and that it
ought, therefore, to be put a stop to, by snaking it ;
a penal offence said by punishing those w*.o engage
,in it. Mr. Hunt then proceeded to the support of
his possition, by showing the evils of the traffic;
comparing them with its good and beneficial effects,
and representing the former to be greatly dispropor
tioned in magnitude and importance to the latter.—
i Ho aleo compared the traffic with robbery, and
without making the slightest personal allusions ar
geed that robbery produced less mischief to society
; than the traffic. Ho concluded, by saying that if
any man would prove to him that religion had a
• , direct and legitimate tendency to produce insanity ;
that it caused more injury to society than good, and i seller of the pistols was responsible for the use
might be dispensed with without evil results, he made of them. But he forgets to tell the whole
would urge its suppression as warmly as ho did that story. I remember well that the individual wbd
of the liquor business. I bought the pistols had not the nerve to use them as
Mr. Miller replied. He said that his opponent he did until stimulated leads crime by three &n es
had put a qualification to the question which he of brandy ! Again, he states that the temperance
did not think quite fair, and had wandered further reformation is going backwards, because twice as
from the iesue than ho was disposed to follow.— much revenue was derived front the granting of
He repeated that the tendency of the brother's argil- i licences in 1813 as in 1842 but here again he
meet was to abolish all useful employments: and omits to tell us that there were from twelve to fifs
institutions, because they were abused, and to return i teen hundred tippling-houses in 1842 which patio
to a state of mini-barbarism. The aborigines of licenses and that the totes have been increased.
this country knew nothing of the evils of counter- Here them was some dispute between the spew
felting, because they had nopaper; but does it fol. kers as to the facts and figures referred to, when Dr.
low that we ought to avoid that evil by returning to I Gibbons was called upon to act the parties right.—
their barbarism? Some may argue that if wo I Mr. :Miller contended that there were at least a
never leant to write we will never commit forgery, thousand licensed taverns in the city and county,
and that if we avoid engraving and printing we but it was afterwards conceded that there were but
shall also avoid counterfeiting. This is true enough, little more than half the number. Dr, Gibbons so
but not very reasonable. The Indians, too, were I stated the fact.]
free from the vice of drunkenness until lire whites Ste. Hunt then mitt—l was perhaps wrong in my
introduced whiskey among. them; but the vice ws; figures, though not much out in my facts. I can
not in the truffle but in the drinking. If I sell asa ri net be expected to be entirely accurate, as I son
five or fifty gallons of spirits, Ido riot ask him to stranger here and only give my statements as I re
drink it, and I may assert that of the ten thousand e. ire them. By the report of your constables,
persons who purchase liquor, not more than one lie- which I hold in my hand and which is sworn to by
mares a drunkard. To charge the live seller with them offeere, it appears that there arc 570 licensed'
the results of drunkenness, you melt show that he I taverns in the city and county, while it appears the;
compels men to drink; you must give him a i the whole noisier of houses for the sale of ardent!
power almost onndputent, by which he draws into spirits is about 1500. But it is riot necessary to re ,
hio meshes and compels them to drink to excess.— fee to these statements to show how much revenue
The temperance men hove begun at ihe wrong end has been raised from licenses. None ought to be
to effect a reform. They should direct their efforts derived from such a source. The bushmes is a per
'to stop drinking, not to abuse the dealers in liquors, Melons one and ought to be suppressed entirely;
in order to prevent intemperance. A similar re- and if the question was now proposed to this com
farm was started mere than a hundred years ago in munity, whether ardent spirits should be introduced,
England, and what were its maths 1 I will read supposing it had not already been, and that we
I you the moonlit of the origin and progress of this knew that the introduction would bring about the
movement frees the second volume of McCulloch's evils which now result from lire manufacture and
Commercial Dictionary, and you will see that the I sale of it, what would my friend Miller sayl—
teMperance re urination is not new now and is like- Would he consent to its introduction? (Mr. Miller
I '
ly to result in nothing benefseial to society, or tire shook his head, signifying that he would not.—
one here described did, proving the fact that it was Quite a sensation was produced by this, and Mr.
; begun at the wrung end of the evil. i Hunt continued.) I knew he would not; and I
I Mr. Miller theft mad au extract from the work I trust that he will attend temperance meetings here
alluded to, allowing tbat from the enonnoue extent to after, and lan sure he will come to think as I do,
which gin drinking was then carried, and to the and will abandon a traffic in ardent spirits altogether.
frightful amount of crime, poverty and pauperism it Mr. Hunt again urged the necessity of untiring
eegendered, that Parliament denounced severe pen- the traffic an offence punishable by law, asserting
allies against the manufacture and stele of liquors I that, instead of only one person in ten thousand
without a license, and raised the price of the license purchase. of liquors I:meeting drunkards, as Mr.
ao high as to make the traffic a monopoly in the Sillier asserted, it had been proved that two out of
heeds of capiudists. In a short tim.thees lee - s l.e. every ten who tasted ardent spirits, became habitual
CU WC exceedingly ohnoxiono ; informers were openly
assailed In the curets; the execution of the laws
were evaded and resisted, and instead at suppressing
the evil they tended only to increase it. Now, said
Mr. Miller, the temperance advocate, are proceeding
in the mine mode, and instead of taking away the
appetite for ardent spirits, ahem Mom w•Ito deal in
them, end ask goveinment to make the traffic penal.
What has been the result? decreasing
intemperance they have it:emu:RA it, as the records
of the county - willtill.w. In 184% the amount paid
into dm Counly Treasury fur tavern licences was
liaic over $15,000. In 1813, ❑nd while the tern-
mance movement was going, ow with all its vigor,
the amount of revenue derived from the same source
was rising $lO,OOO. This increase of revenue
proves an increase in the sale and consumption of
liquors, and shows that the temperance reform is
directed to the wrong end of the evil. Mr. Miller
again recurred to hi 3 argument in reference to cell-
gious fanaticism, the madness awl bloodshed and
sacrifices at the stake it had caused, and repeated
his question, whether any reasonable man would
ask that these evils should be removed by suppress
ing all religion as their cause. He concluded that
equal tyranny and injustice would fellow from ma
king the traffic in liquors an offence, and asserted
that government had no right to prescribe what a
man should cat, drink, or wear, to suit the whims
and caprices of any class of reformers.
Mr. Mont rejoined.—He said he thanked the gen.
demon for his reference to M'Culleek's Dictionary.
He fully agreed with the preamble to the act of par
!lament there quoted. The only ground of objec
ion he saw to the law was that it did not go to tho
oot of the evil; it did not foi bid the making cud
selling of rum, except to the poor. It countenanced
and tolerated intemperance among the rich, and woo
therefore equally censurable and nugatory. llut
the gentleman says it would be tyrannical to ray what
a man shall drink. He forgets that his license• laws,
these evidences of the "wisdom of legislators"
which he praises fur their "antiquity," do say what
a mall shall not drink or at least how much of err
tain beverage they shall drink. If a mall get, drunk,
isn't he fined? Alt, ha'. (Laughter.) He has
told us that the aborigines of thiseountry were free
from the vices of intemperance until the whites in
troduced whiskey among them. Aye, thew's the
rub. Has not General Jackson, that good old man,
vvho, notwithstanding all that has been said against
him, I love, much—[lii the audience cm
applauding, but were re:itraitwd bll the spealecr.)l T3' A man in Alabama offers a piano forte for
—has he not told us, has not every President and :ale, and oat he ' ll wait fur payment till Henry
Statesman and writer told us, that nothing but the ' Clay it elected President. That is—he gives a
introduction of ardent spirits has. conquered the credit of ten months.
proud soul of the Indian? Our bayonets atW pow -
A I' is nothing more than a tailor's sign, en
der and balls could not subdue hint; but runt has
(lowed with locomotion ; he is a thing modelled by
debased his character and destroyed his race, and
human hands, incapable of receiving any lasting
under its innu,nce tho free and noble lord of the
impression, other than the tailor and barber impart.
forest has sunk to the condition of a brute. Se
with another of the gentleman's illustrations. He I Never trust a married man with a secret who
has told us of an individual who deliberately bouoht loves his wife, fur he will tell her, and she will tell
La pair Of pistols, powder and balls, and went home her ,titer, and her
and chat hie daughter, acd ho atlas tato ray if the every body.
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drunkards, and closed with an eloquent appeal to
the advocates of the cause. Mr. Miller followed in
reply, but he evidently labored under disadvantage,
and appeared to be conscious that he had yielded
Ids point in giving an adlrmative to Mr. Hunt's in
genious question. He referred to M'Culloch's
tionary to show that great severities had been Ie•
sorted to for the suppression of the manufacture and
! solo of ardadt spirits under the act quoted, and that
twelve hundred persons had been sentenced to im
prioonnient and transportation, in two years, for
violating its provisions. All, he said, proved of no
n's iho vice of drunkenness increased, in despite
of the law, as the appetite for liquor remained, and
was enhanced by the difficulty of gratifying it. The
debate closed as it had begun, in goad humor.—
Both speakers came back to the premises front which
they started, and the audience, which was numerous
and intelligent, dispersed in pretty much the same
mood and mind in which they had assembled; cx-
cepting, perhaps, ono Mr. Brown, who interrupted
Mr. Hunt with an impertinent remark, and was in
vited out. The reporter has attempted to give noth
ing more than an outline of the debate. There
were some very good remarks upon the evils of re
ligious fanaticism from both gentlemen, but as tho
reporter took no.notes, he will not venture upon so
delicate a topic, lest he sho,tld unwittingly ascribe
tenets to the speakers which they do not hold, by
giving their remarks m language different from that
used on the occasion.
AWFUL SITU, o,.—A notorious tipler, in it
town not forty miles from Boston, returned home on
a washing day with n jug of ruin, and, staggering
into hia wife's domain, mistook a tub of well warm ea!
water for a Bette, and suddenly settled himself into
it, so that its surging, sides leaped merrily about him
—be being a lust prisoner. In this predicament, he
called lustily fur NaLby. Ilis "guile wife," seeing
his deep interest in her altars, seizing the jug, dam.
red around the philosopher, pouring its contents
over his head—disregarding his prayerful looks,
outstretched arms, and beseeching appeal of " Nab.
by, save it! Savo it Nabby !" to which she re
plied, In it, Joe! Lang life to your honor," &c.—
Bort. Courier.
A Cur ve :oa.—The Reading Eagle says that
Mr. John Rind. of West Cocalleo township, Lan•
caster county, lately killed a Hog of two years old,
which weighed 807 pounds.