Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, March 20, 1849, Image 1

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!'!SEAIUTY, A JOT FOREVER." ment, like that vision of Himself, when
.We find in the February number of the Mis- " there eves under His feet, as it were,
sionary,"a beautiful discourse by Bishop Doane, a paved work of sapphirh stone, and as
at the consecration of Grace Church in Newark, it were, the body of Heaven, in His
IC J., from the text, 0 worship the Lord in clearness." And, then, in its time, the
the beauty of holiness"—which is said to have temple, of hewn stone, and cedar beams
" • three-fold theme: Beauty; Consecrated and olive and palm, enriched with car-
Beauty; acceptable to God as an accessory of ving, and overlaid with gold, and splen-
Worship." We extract the illustrative corn- did with jewels, the very bowls, and ba
went on the first two sins, and spoons, and snuffers of purest
1. " 0 worship the Lord in the beauty gold.
of holiness." The theme of the text is I The sea and land all compaeseed, the
BEAUTY. " A thing of beauty is a joy ,stores of nature ravished, art in its ut
forever." This was the happy thought, most consumation, that the house, built
in happier word@ of him* whose self- for the Lord. in David's own expressive
Vollitted epitaph stands, on his tomb, at phrase, might be " exceeding magnifi-
Roast cal." These leave no doubt of his con
" Sere lies eee, whose name was writ in water." ception of the use of consecrated beauty.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Not we:. it only for the Jews, to know
It stirs the immortal spirit; and its pul- and feel its power, and make it bear
sea, like the circle in the water, spread upon the instincts 01 the nature, which
tfinough its whole eternity. You scarce- He gave to us, who first made us like
ly note it, now. A bursting rose-bud. i Himself. The Holy Jerusalem, the
lhe evening star. A tree, in autumn. church of Christ, is revealed to the be-
Some special pageant of our western loved John, as its comes out of heaven,
skies. A sleeping infant's smile. But, I from God ; her light; like a stone clear as
is another hemisphere, and, at the lapse! crystal ; the foundations, sapphire and
of half a life, you know not how, or I emerald, and chrysolite, and chrysoprase
Why, " the electric chain ix touched ;" I and amethyst; the gates, twelve pearls;
and it is there, in all its loveliness, "a!,the street, pure gold, as of transparent
thing of beauty,'' and "a joy forever." 1 glass. Who wonders, that with models
And who can tell, when Paradise shall such as these, before them, Christians, in
open, and let in the morning twilight of other years when all the aid that science
jlie perfect day, upon the ransomed soul, lent to art, in the comparison with us
how much, that constitutes its bliss, was, as the twilight to the nuon, reared
shall he, in memories of the lovely and the Cathedrals, and the Chapels, and
beloved of the earth--and things of ' the Chantries, whose mere ruins mock
beauty thus be joys forever 1 Does it at our magnificence 1 Why, even the
not help to this conclusion, that beauty heathen show the instinct of the heart,
has no standard ; and can have none 1— to lay its powers all out, and work them
Else, were the children of the Father to the last perfection, in results of con
dealt with, in unequal measure, in the serrated beauty. Look at the Partite•
thing, for which all seek instinctively ; ' non. Look at the Coliseum. Look at
and in which all find chief delight.--H the Pantheon. What is the Venus,
Does it not help to this conclusion, that that enchants the world 1" What is
air, and light, and life itself, are not of . the Belvidere Appollo 1 vi hat are the
wider salty, than beauty, and the love Diens,
and the Hebes, and the Graces 1
of it 1 The green, that garnitures the i What is the majesty of Jupiter 1 What
earth. The hues and tints, that sport; is the magnificence of Junol What is
and revel in the clouds. The Wayward th e " Niobe, all tears 1" What are tie
charms, that play upon the water's writings of Laocoon 1 What is the
changeful face. The fine Mosaic, which utmost reach and range of ancient ar
a morning in the Spring enamels, of the chitecture, sculpture, poetry, in all its
flowers. Or, the fantastic frostwork of forms of grace, and dignity, and power,
a winter's night. Does it not help to but still the working out of the instinc
this conclusion, that the love of beauty five and inwrought idea of consecrated
never tames and never tires; but still bentity 1 See it, in Raphael, and Mi
goes on to grow, expansive as the mind, chael Angelo, and Reopens. Feel it, in
more vigorous with use, and with indul- the serene and holy beauty of the Bless
gence still more exquisite? What are ed Mother; and in the infant loveliness
these all but hints and harmonies of the and purity of that God-child. Hear it
divine creative power, that moulds, its in all that music has achieved, of ten
by our instincts ; and employs our sym- detest sweetest, most subduing, • yet
Tathies, to sway us, for our happiness 1 most elevating, to the soul ; till even
hat. makes even this fallen world a Milton looses all the Puritan, while lie
minister of immortality ; and earth, in brings more than all the poet, to the
ruined, yet entrancing, beauty, a vesti- praise of consecrated beauty, in its
bule of Heaven 1 Oh, that we would blendid form of sacred structure, and
but learn, by all the lessons that are lav
on our life! Oh, that we had an
ear, like Plato's, that could catch the
music of the spheres! An eye, like
John's, in Patmos, to behold the rnin
bow, like an emerald, that girds the
throne! A heart, like David's, in the
stillness of whose subdued and reverent
wisdom, the heavens were " telling the
glory of God !"
So, in the simple joy of little chil
dren, we should feel the power of beau
ty, in its purity ; know that it comes di.
rect from him ; and make it . but the star
paved path, to lead to Him again. So,
should we take the beauty of the outer
world ns but the the sacramental sign of
His perfection who crested it ; employ
it as the argument of virtue, and the in
strument of piety ; and find it as, no
doubt, the angels do, a motive of devo
tion and the element of immortality. "0
sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto
the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the
Lord, bless His name, show forth his
salvation from day to day." Honor and
majesty are before hint, strength and
beauty are his sanctuary. Give unto
the Lord, 0, ye kindreds of the people,
give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto
His name ; bring nu offering, and come
:into His courts. 0, worship the Lord
' in the beauty of holiness.
ii. " 0, worship the Lord, in the beau.
ty of holiness." The theme of the
text is CONSENTRATED BEAUTY. It is the
beauty which was consumated, in the
full perfection of Its kind, and set apart
for sacred uses, that the Psalmist speaks
of. This Was a household and familiar
theme, to Jewish ears and hearts. The
tabernacle, with its gold and and silver,
its blue, and purple, and scarlet ; the
mercy seat, of pure gold ; the very can
dle sticks, with their almonds. and knops
and branches, and flowers, one beaten
work of pure gold ; all made after the
pattern which was showed to Moses on
the Mount. The priest's robes, of blue
and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
linen, ouches of gold, and chains of
wreathen work in gold, and settings of
onyx.stone. 'I he sacred breast plate,
radient with ruby, and sapphire, and
amethyst and diamond. Every thing,
in ell the holy service of Grid's appoint•
of sacred song :
ig Let my due feet never fail
To walk the studious cloister's pale ;
And love the high embowed roof,
With antique pillars massy proof: If
And storied windows, richly dight,
Casting a dim religious light,
There, let the pealing organ blow,
To the full voiced choir below,
In service high, and anthems clear,
An may, with sweetness, through mine ear,
Dissolve me into ecstasies,
And bring all heaven before mine eyes."
What have we here, in every age,
and every land ; what shall we find in
every form of worship, true or false,
Jewish or Chiristian, or Heathen, but
the site of consecrated beauty ; in the
heighth of its conceptions, sad in the
fullness of its consumation, for the ser
, vice of religion! What is it all but
comment upon comment, upon David's
text "Worship the Lord in the beauty
of holiness!"
Halite and Home Influences.
Many of our readers, no doubt, re
member the late Hon. Felix McConnell,
member of Congress from Alabama.
From the evil influences of corrupt so
ciety, he became a debauchee and an
outcast, and committed suicide while in
the city of Washington, some three or
four years since. The following inter sketch we take from the "City
Item." What a commentary upon home
and home influences ! How many a ,
youth and even the aged, have mourned i
over the day in which they were led to
\alight such influences, and put at naught
the pious admonitionsof parents. What
reason all have to make use of those
beautiful words in the Lord's prayer—
" Lead us not into temptation, but de
liver us from evil !"
" Poor McConnell I He was gifted
by nature both in body and mind; brave,
generous, honorable, affectionate end
faithful. There is a *ice, which
as the canker-worm, fastens upon the
richest fruits, destroys,. the noblest
creatures. It made him a madman and
laid him in a grave *high his own right
hand had reddened I Yet ; living with
all his wesses, there were bursts of
his better nature breaking through the
darkness, which forced men to love him ;
find dying, no one remembered that
there 0, 0 118 any thing to condemn.
the demon of the cup was never
more a demon, than when he overcame
McConnell, a man rich in home affec
tions and home virtues—without which
all more expanded and boastful merits
are nothing. *. * *
* * * Shortly before his death
on incident occurred, which we believe
honorable to the unfortunate man Who
was the principle actor.
McConnell, then a member of Cong
ress, stood at the bar of one of the prin
ciple hotels in Washington. Beside'
him, and drinking with him, was one
who, without a virtue or a generous
feeling, had enjoyed all the advantages
of an exalted family aaci great wealth—
advantages which his innate and ungov
ernable vices, had, to a great extent,
forfeited. H ei was shunned by the good;
but McConnell had long since left the
choice of his companions to chance, and
then chance was generally untoward.
The-individual referred to spoke of the
Bible, sneered at its authority, ridiculed
its injunctions, and repeated its most
sacred passages with ribald comments:
McConnell, who had been all excite
ment and exhilaration, stood silent and
sadly by without a word of remark.
The blasphemer continued in language
more and more offensive; and it was
marked the eye of McConnell flushed
with unwonted fire, and that his cheek
flushed even with a deeper glow titan
that which dissipation had fixed there.
At length he stepped forward and said:
" Stop my friend! From the moment
I looked into your face, I feared you
were a scoundrel, for God had set the
mark of Cain upon your forehewt
now know it. I turn a bad man—a
lost man—a man, every moment of
whose life upbraids him. But I have
one green spot still left in my heart—l
love my•wife and she loves the Bible.
I believe in what my wife believes, and
her faith is in her Bible. It has made
her an angel upon earth, it must be
true ; the man who derides it, insults
her ; !Ind.! will hold that man account-
able unto death for the wrong !"
It is needless to add that the wretch
shrunk away from this unexpected butst
of feeling, and was not known after
wards to hazard the experiment of as
sailing the Bible in a crowded bar
HON. A. H. STEVENS, of Georgitii.
Mr. Stephens is one of the most re• mint, wouldn't sell a notion under an
markable men of the day. His history ounce of dust, arid. sacked' the whole
abounds with incidents- which, while bilin.
they illustrate the struggles which u , to work again ; totted' tip' at sun
aided genius must encounter in its down, and found we'd averaged $26
efforts ficit distinction and usefulness, at per man. Got back to the shanty ; but
the same time demonstrate the certain before that darned Hiram K. Doughboy
success which ever attends true merit would let me inside the door, forced to
and unyielding perseverance. Mr. S. pay down $3O for a days' board and Ind
was a poor orphan boy. The rudiments gin'. Calk illated to camp out in future,
of his education were acquired at what cut Hiram, and work on my own hook,
they call in Georgia an old field school. havin' realized that Socialism ain't no
At an early age he was transferred to go in gold diggin'. Asked Hiram why
the Academy, and by the aid of some he didn't go out with his bowie-knife
benevolent friends who had been attrac- and washing-pail. Hiram sniggered,
ted by his remarkaable development of and said he warn't greedy, and prefer
talent of the highest order, he was en- red helpin' folks in his shanty. Hiram
abled to enter Franklin College, where usen't to be such a consarned fool. *
he graduated with honor, fully realizing * * Started alone—hating, swopped
the highest expectations of those who I the gold I' got from . a Down-Easter yes
now watched his career with growing i TALE BEARtria.—Never repeat a story terday, for one blanket, half-quarter
interest. It was expected that he would ! unless you are positively certain that it cas k of pork, and half demijohn of
devote himself to the ministry ; but it 'is correct, and even unless something is brandy. Must convene that I've lost
was ultimately determined otherwise.--1 to be gained either of interest to your. fifty per cent ,by bargains; but a cargo
Young Stephens aimed at independence I self or for the good of the person con- o f new diggers have just come in from
for himself and family. He entered a! cerned. Tattling is a mean and wicked i Panama, great demand for such fixins,
law office, and in a short time, before he , practice, and he who indulges in it, and forced to give what the old flint of
was yet out of his minority, was admit- grows more fond of it in proportion as i a Down-Easter choose to ask. He's
ted to practice in the courts, by a ape- he is successtul. if you have no good I made considerable some by his trade,
cial act of the Legislature of Georgia. to say of your neighbor, never reproach that's a fact, and I doubt if he could
A few years found him in the first rank his character by telling that which is have done better at the diggins.
of his profession, and one of his first, false. He who tells you the faults of Made a great day—haring sucked
uses of his good fortune was to return, ' others, intends to tell others of your I $4O at least. Got sorter lost, and found,
with interest, the favor he had received faults, and so the dish of news is hand- when I traced back to the tree where I
when in adversity. An ardent Whig, led from one to another, until the tale i cached my plunder, that those 'tarnal
he was elected to represent his County becomes enormous. A story never loses Ingines had absquatulated with blanket,
in the State Legislature, in both bran- anything by telling, is wisely remarked, pork, and brandy. Luckily I've got my
ches of which he served with great but on the contrary gains in proportion
ability. In the year 1843 there was a as it is repeated by those who have not
',pent the night under a cotton tree ;
vacancy to be filled in the Congressional a very strict regard for the truth. Tru- mighty sharp set in the morniii . , having
delegation, and the Whig party,as usual, ly, "the tongue is an unruly evil, full eat nothing since yesterday at twelve.
were called upon to nominate their can- of deadly poison." Struck the trail of Zerubbabel W. Pea
didate. Owing to the signal defeat of body ; and traded with him for mine
the party in the general election, which f MATERNAL LOVE.-A thrilling inci- i bread and pork doin's for which the ev
had taken-place the previous year, there i dent is related in the Dayton Journal. erlastin' old skin-flint made me come
was an evident reluctance on the part lOn Saturday morning the house of Mr. down cruel, cleanin' me out of all I'd
lof the prominent men of the party to Waidle, in Dayton caught fire in the raised yesterday.
enter the canvass, and it was doubtless absence of both Mr. W and his wife. Zerubbabel says he ain't diggin', but
owing to this fact that Mr. Stephens A little daughter of four or five years, goin' about with a provision and liquor
was selected as the candidate. Little had been left rocking the cradle, in store. It's amazin ' how long-headed
hope was entertained of his election, which was the babe. The little girl men like Zerubbabel can be such darned
I owing to the large Locofoco majority easily escaped, but the infant was left idoats.
which was known to exist in the upper in the burning house. Several persons I've got out of the track of the settle
'section of the State, ca ll e d the Chero. tried to penetrate to rescue it, but were ment, and into a prime diggin—all to
iliee country, and his friends consoled driven back by the excessive heat. But myself—where the lumps of gold run
themselves in advance with the reflee- a woman came rushing to the spot from i as big as pigeon's eggs, and lie as thick
Lion that it could not hurt a new man to a n eighbor's—she threw water over her as hailstones in Broadway, after a come
be beaten for Congress. 1 clothes and drew her wet apron hastily down in the fall. But I'm darned Weak
But Mr. Stephens determined not to ! over her head, rushed in and returned for grub, and so rheumatic with camein
Ise beaten, if it was in his power to pre- .in a moment—the child in her arms and out that it's quite a caution. 4
vent such a disaster. He immediately I safe. It was the MOTHER-of course it I Two days without seem' food—gold
\set off alone for the Cherokee country, , was,—every mother's heart will tell her gets more abundant than °Ver. * * *
canvessing every County, and address- ! t h a t I. [Extract from the "St, Francisco
ing the pecple at every Court House.— "A few tittys"in the Diggins: 9
His opponents, taking alarm from the sy A o FRISS AND INDEPXNDINT."
accounts which reached them of the rFrom Punch. j—Landed at San Fran
success of his efforts, hastened upon cisco, after a tarnal tossin of five months.
his track. One after another of their This is coming through the small end
most popular speakers encountered him, i of the Horn, I reckon, and there ought
only to be discomfitted, and to retire, I to be pretty considerable some on the
overwhelmed with mortification at his other side to make up for levin' my dry
triumph, The people followed him goods store and family fixins in Broad
with enthusiasm--men, women and chil- way.
dren thronged to hear "the little wire i Traded with a down-Easter, who is
grass boy" as they called him, and lost mskin' tracks for the settlements, with
tbeir devotion to Locolocoism as they 30,000 dollars in his carpet bag, for a
listened to his convincing argumentsspade, pick, scoop, and washin through
and impassioned appeals. Many laugh-l—givin 800 dollars for the plunder, and
able anecdotes are told of his meeting ! glad to get it. as Increase Niles Flint,
with the hardy mountaineers of upper of Salem, Mass., went 750, and he is a
Georgia. On one occasion nn old lady tarnal old boss at a deal.
who had come a great distitnee to hea t givoppied my traps and blankets, a
him, and had listened to the well-direct , ((barter cask of pickled pork, and a deM
ed eloquence of the boy, as she auppb='l ijohn of reach brandy, which I had lain
sed, until she could restrain her ndmi- in, for six pounds of ginoeine gold.—
ration no longer, sprang from her seat, I Pretty considerable smart trndin
and exclaimed—" Gracious goodness' rioted my tools to Hiram K. Dough
me ! if 1 could only have a boy like that boy's boarding shanty, and settled with
I'd be willin' to die right now !" On hirri'for blanketsThO'd board,. at 30 dol
another occasion, the Locofocos, seeing tars per diem. Catawampus ptices here
that their speaker was getting the worst —that's a fact ; but everybkly's got
of the conflict, endeavored to break tip more dust than he knows what to' do.
the meeting, and several of them, with with,
canes in their hands, advanced towards Off to the diggins tf pally ;
the stand where Mr. Stephens was then mighty small potatoes moat on 'em ; all
speaking. "Stop!" shouted an old sorts and colors, and everlastin' ragged
mountaineer who had been standing by,l—Bay, statesman, Backwoodsmen, Buck
resting on his double-barrelled buck- eyes from Ohio, flosses from Kentulc,
.gun, looking up with a broad grin into Cape Cod Whalers, St. Francisco In
the face of the speaker, and giving em- dinns, Leperos from Santa Cruz, Texan
phasis to his words by significant winks, Volunteers, Philadelphia Quakers, a
nods, and jerks of the head--" Stop !" j Latter-Day Saint, six Irish Sympathi-
I said he, at the same time presenting his zers, twelve Yankees, as many British
gun at the crowd, " Don't one of you lay I era,- a Squad of Deserters ; a Blackfoot
ver finger on the boy. I'm as good a Guide, a 'Methodist Parson; and a Arbr.•
dimmycrat as any of ye, but I won't mon Elder. A 'tarnal nigger tried to i
see no foul play. He's tellin' you noth- I join us, but got cow-hided.
ing but the truth, and if one of you Struck diggins, and sot to serious'
dares to touch him,. I'll let old Betsy washin'; parson began to ask a blessin',
loose among youquickern'n you can any but seem' Silas T. Forks, of Orange
' Jack Robinson P, The confusion was
soonburgh, N. C., helpin' himself, parson cut
quitted ; and Mr. Stephens procee-
it short off, and we went to work, .like
ded with hrs . speech. I niggers at cane hoin', ngreein' to dig in
Thus in tale short month he encoun- company and share profits. Cotched
tercd and defeated nearly all the prorni'l the Qualidr stinniie himself, and takin'
neat leaders of the opposite party on kink out of his back with a Havana.—
their own ground, completely revolu-
Convened a meetin', cowhide(( Quaker,
Lionizing a large section of the State
and at it again. Gold 'yin' about like
that had always before given an over
whelming. Locofoco vote. The result earth-nuts, and ri((((ll(( through the
ter like . hailstones in a sherry-cobbler.
was the triumphant election of Mr. Ste- Siiiinded the couch for grub, and found
phens to Conliras, and Mr. Crawfoid• nobody got anything, but that 'cote old
as Governor o the State. Since that
time Mr. Stephens has represented his coon,. Zerubbabel W. Peabody, of Sta.
ten Isiabd,• who bad brought a bag of
district with ability, and has perhaps,
biscuit, and tobtne meat fixins. The var-
exerted a greater influence, both in and
out of Congress, than any other man to
the House, to preserve the harmony and
unity of the naticnal \Vhig party; arid
to promote its success.
Mr. Stephens is a man of slight frame
and feeble constitution, of a very youth
ful appearance, with a voice clear, mu
sical and childlike. His influence with
his constituency is almost unbounded,
based, as it is, upon their confidence in
his enlarged patriotism, sound jiidg
' ment and unimpeachable integrity in
all the relations of life. He is now
about 35 years of age, and, should he
be spared to the country, he is destined
to achieve still higher honors for his
tive State, by enrolling his name among
those of the first Statesmen of America.
VOL, XIV, NO. 10
Star."j " Yesterday some Indians from
the up diggins came to the settlement
with a man whom they had found lying
insensible farther up the Sacramento
Than any of our diggers have yet pene
trated. He had a bag by his side, which
contained £lB,OOO, in dust and lumps
of the precious metal , the Indians
exacted most of it for bringing him
back to the settlement. He was fear
fully emaciated ; and, in another twelve
hours, the adventurous treasure-seeker
must have perished of hunger."
l'he Wages of Sin.
The wages of sin is death," saith
the great Teacher. Every day's expe
rience confirms the truth of the teaching.
We do not remember to have read more
harrowing narratives, going to confirm
the truth of this saying, than that which
the late Cincinatti papers givo cf the
murder by the wife of her husband',
mistress.—We allude, to the cause cf
Mrs. HOWARD —Goaded to madness by
the brutish conduct of the man who
promised at the altar to be her protect
or, and deprived of her children by the
inhuman wretch who was their father,
in a moment of madness she sought the
woman whom he had wickedly taken to
iiisliosoth• and killed her. This man
(Howard)' soured the' Wind and he haw
reaped the whirlwind. He took a con.
tiding woman from the bosom of her
mother's family; and she bore him twcr,
children. He forgets his vows and
plunges into a career of sin with the
wife of another man, who was equally
guilty. He then begins to abuse his
lawful wife, to destroy her reputation,
t'o btat het botilly,.and ends by taking
from her, her children, tioi'heart's jew-,
els, and turns her out upon tftb cold .
world to live as she may. The worm
that he trod upon and spurned, turn
led at last in a moment of mad
ness to plague the wicked tormentor.
•He now sees the work of his hands—
and a sorry sight it is. It is - death—;
the wages of sin. And yet men will
continue to turn their domestic bliss in
; to a hell, to persecute their defenceless,
wives because of their own abandon
ment of the marriage tie ; but though
the wages of their sin may not be reap.
ed in blood on this eait!i, they may be
assured, if they relict a moment, that
they have laid ep wrath for the last day,•
unless they repent. Woman, in this
• , world, is the prey of the develish pas
sions of man, and no power can rescue
her from his fangs but the subduing
spirit of the gospel upon the hearts of
both sexes.—Notional Whig.
R' hies from Seed:
Most, if not all, of our valuable pots
toes have been raised from seed. With
this valuable esculent, as with fruits,
from raising numerous kinds from seed,
we occasionally find an excellent new
variety, which may in some respects ex
cel other kinds in general use.
This should lead farmers to make ex-'
periments, as potatoes may be raised
from seed, with as little trouble as frnit
trees,.and it takes far less time to test
a new variety ; as the potato will come
to perfection in less time than a fruit
tree will attain sufficient size to set out
as a standard. _
We commenced this anitle with a
view of recommending that the :'zed'
should be prepared the same as seeds
of fruit tries, instead of sowing them
dry in spring. Put the seeds in damp
sand or loam, set them in the cellar, and
keep them slightly moist till the time
of sowing.
If kept dry, and sowing be delayed
till warm weather, only a part of the
seeds will vegetate; but if sowed dry
in March, they twill generally vegetate
freely, as they lie awhile in the earth
before vegetation commences, which
serves as a preparation.
If the seeds be put into sand late in
winter, or early in spring, it will be in
sermon, We received a lot of seeds last
year, rather late in the season, and we
pit them into moist loam the last of
March, and sowed them the last of
April. They came well, and by extra
culture we raised, the first season, some
potatoes of medium size, say four in
ches long, and nearly two in diameter.
Making an Arrest.
Decidedly the best jiake we have
heard for a week, was played off on a
relentless, sharp nosed constable in the
western pert of the state. He started
out to arrest a person who had often es
caped pursuit, but who, he was inform
ed; was at that time engaged in a noigh
boring cornfield. The constable, wish
mg to take him by surprise, took a
round a bout direction, scaling the sheds
and fences opposite, when, " squattin,!'
he crawled stealthily along, and' , at
length pounced upon his victi..., clench
ing him firmly round the waist, exclaim
ing :
You're my prisonar.7 He had nab
bed a—icore crow.