Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, October 24, 1855, Image 1

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*titct Vottra.
The Spring's blue eyes are open,
Up Irorn the grass they look—
menu the lovely violets
Which fur a wreath I took.
t plucked the flowers while lousing,
And my thoughts in one sad tale,
To the breezes were repeated
fly the listening nighten,gale.
Yes—every song she warbled,
As from my soul it rose,
And now lily tender secret
The whole green forest knows.
As the moon's reflection trembles
In the wild and waving deeps,
While the moon herself in silence
O'er the arch or heaven sweeps,
Even so I nee thee—loved one,
Cahn and silent, and there moves
But thine image in my bosom,
For my heart is thrilled and loves.
SPEED TILE PLOW.—Ant—tielly Biy.
Speed the plow,
Speed the plum
O'er the field away ;
And tarn the farrows up and down
All the summer's day.
Push alonl,
Stout and strong,
(1,;:k o'er the lea.
Whiltt brimking clods and turnintsward
The.a's 111 , 11t1 AO gay as we.
Hem 1I u k owl Bright —couie about, goo whoa
Furrow u :ter flirraw, up and thetiehl we go.
To row the wheat and corn,
tenni and speed the pie ,
While it ie tqtr!y morn ;
'thot nt neon,
\\lila the ,LIII
Is Shilling br:ght and high,
thdernenth tint ~bade• trees
In yuieL 7,1 ,il.; lie
1.1,11 Y Buck and . lirigist—uow coma about, &a
Speed the plow,
Speed the plow,
While 'tis summer tite.
Speed the plow end sow the stud,
And bread will mire be thine,
Sow the::ectAl
Soon the driv:n.; tnin
szTagt the crop anti o'er titg fields
1V ill waive thg golden grain.
Haw Buck and Bright—now come about, &c.
*clut Eate
One fine summer morning, a few years
since, there was a wonderful excitement in
the Irish vil a,;e of Ballyi'noley. All the
idle men, women and children in the
neighborlrod—cotaprehending abcut nine.
tenths of the population—wero assembled
on the large keel common which served
AS a race course and balling green ; and all
thronged toward some object in mite centre,
which formed the nucleus of the ere vd.
'Yea, then, what's the name of it at all,
at all 1' demanded one ragged goasnon.
Is it tied to the tail of it he's going to
go up ?' asked another.
. _ . .
tAh, don't be foolish exclaimed an old
nism the 'sense corner' of tho district ;
'don't you see the long ropes he's going to
hold on by
•%Vell, well !' groaned an old woman,
taking her t,udeen, or short black pipe out
of her mouth and sticking it, lighted as it
was, within the folds of her cross barred
cotton neckerchief, 'them English are
mighty gnaw people. I'm cure when we
heard that this Mr. Brown, with the sacks
of gook!, was coming to Ritelarm, after
buying out the rale ould stock of the Dea
ses, we thought he'd have carriages and
galore, arid may be a fine yacht in
the harbor ; but it never entered the heads
of any of us that nothing less would serve
him than going coorsing through the air
like a wild goose at the toile of a ballone,
or whatsomover they call it.'
For some time past the process of infla
ting the balloon bad been going on ; and
now the great gaily painted orb towered
:tremulously above the heads of the gaping
spectators, :and pressing upon the cords by
which it was held down, it seemed only to
await the arrival of the bold terontut to
dart upward on its way.
'Here he is !' exclaimed the outward
stragglers of the crowd ; and presently a
carriage drew up, and out stepped Mr.
Brown the English millionare, who had
lately become an Irish landed propri
etor. )11.. Brown was a dapper little man
whom a very small amount of pugilistic
force would have sufficed to lay level with
the soil of his adoption. He was one of
those unlucky individuals who meet an ac
cident at every turn—who, in entering a
room, invariably slip, tumble, knock down
some piece of furniture, or sit down beside
their chair instead of upon it. He seldom
escaped upsetting his inkstand; sending
his meat and drink , the eig way,' and
t •
t tilltilltk Dln
coughing and choking for half an hour ;
cutting his fingers, tearing his coat, or
knocking his forehead against a door, so
that he rarely appeared in society without
scars, plasters or bandages. In practising
gymnastics he had knocked out three ,
teeth ; in yachting at Cowes he had been
four times nearly drowned; in shooting
on the moors of Scotland he had left the I
grouse unharmed, but had blown off two
of his fingers. A taste for protechny had
singed handsomely his eyebrows, hair, and
whiskers ; and as to railway travelling, his
hair breadth escapes and moving accidents
amid collisions, upsets and explosions,
would have served to fill two or three vol
umes of the English Railway Library, or
the French Bibliotheque des Chemins de
At length, having tried the three. ele
ments, of earth, water and fire, it occurred
to Mr. Brown that the remaining one of
air, as a medium of locomotion, might be
more agreeable and could not be more per
ilous than the others. Ile accordingly, the
year befor-, when residing on his estate
in Devonshire, had purchased an excellent
balloon, and, :grange to say, had made see
oral ascents and had come down again in
perfect safety. On this occasion he had
meditated a flight over the Green Isle, and
intended to come down at Belfast ; but the
best informed members of the crowd asser
ted that he was going 'every step of the
way to Auterikkey.'
A London ft lend, who had come to Ire
land on a fishing excursion, had promised
to join Mr. Brown in his flight ; but, as it
would seem, his courage failed and he
came not. Nowise discouraged, however,
Mr. Brown was just about to step into his
atrial car, when a tall, stronzly built man
suddenly stepped forward, and politely
saluting the mronaut, said :
•May Irish you a question, sir,
'ls it true that you are going to Ameri
'No; merely to Belfast, wind and wea•
I permitting.'
Belfast; repented the stranger in a mu
sing manner— , the north of Ireland. Well
tint is just the direction toward which I
want to go, and 1 hate land travelling.—
Will you sir, accept of me as a companion?'
Mr. Brown hesitated for a moment, but
as he really wished for some one to accom
pany him, he saw no serious objection to
the plan, and accordingly signified his ac
quiescence, merely remarking to the stran
ger that his costume seemed too light for
the regions of cold air which they would
have to traverse.
laic P was the reply. I have parsed
through more changes of climate than that
and I am happily very robust.'
'Well,' said Mr. Brown, looking at the
massive frame of the unknown, 'my car is
!ae enough. Come, in the name of Pro
vidence I' So they took their places, and
the word was given : Let go !'
The fifteen men whose hands were se
verely pressed by the straining cords, de
sired nothing better, and in a moment the
freed balloon begun to ascend majestically.
The crowd shouted and clapped their
'A h I' cried Mr. Brown, 'this is delight
ful ! Don't you think so? Not receiving
any answer he turned and looked at his
travelling companion. There he was, ly
ing almost flat on his face and hands, wilt
his head over the side of the car, his eyes
were fixed, his hair bristling.
'Are you afraid 1' asked Mr. Brown.
No answer. The balloon ascended ra•
pidly, and ere bag arrived at the region
of the clouds. Turning once more to his
inanovable companion, Mr. Brown shook
him slightly by the arm, and said ; 'Are
you ill?' Still no reply, but a fixed and
stolid stare. They wore now at a great
elevation; clouds lay beneath their feet,
above their heads a burning sun, and infi
nite space around them.
Suddenly the stranger stood upright,
his face pallid as that of a corpse.
'Faster ! taster I' he exclaimed in a
tone of authority ; and seizing in succes
sion three of the bags of sand which served
as a ballast, he flung them out of the car,
at the same time laughing in a strange
wild manner. 'Ha !' he cried, 'that's the
way to travel ! We shall distance the swal
low, we shall tower above the eagle.—
When I was in the Abruzzi with my rifle
;n hand, watching for stray travellers, I
1 1 never felt so excited as Ido now. Then
their lives were .in danger, now it is my
Very pleasant) thought the owner of
the balloon. I have picked up come rascal
ly Italian brigand.
'Better to fight with the elements than
custom house officers !' continued his cont.
panion. The balloon ascended at a terrif
ic rate. In his turn, Mr. Brown stood up,
and laying his hand on the stranger's arm
said :
'For Heaven's sake, don't stir ! Our
lives are at stake. I must allow some of
the gas to escape, in order to repair your
imprudence.' can
'How do you do that I' 'No ; for here is earth
have only to draw this string, which 'lt is only that the clouds are rising to.
is connected with the valve.' ward the upper regions.'
'And if you had not that resource, what 'Well, let us do the same, Let us throw
would'be the consequence ?' away all our ballast.'
'We would continae to ascend until eve• 'We have no more.' Gerald Annesley
ry thing would burst (rota excessive dila- I laid Mr. Brown gently in the bottom of
lion.' the car.
The man continued for a few moments 'You have no more ballast, you say ?'
in deep thought ; then suddenly drawing he asked, looking fixedly at him.
out a knife, he cut the cord as high up as to more.'
he could reach' • I ‘I-Tow much do you weigh ?"I his ques•
'Faster ! faster!' ho reiterated. The tion fell on poor Brown like a stunning
stronger was a giant compared with Mr. blow. 'blow much do you weigh re-
Brown. who perceiving that he couldobtaie peated his companion in a louder tune.
nothing by force, began to try concilia 'A h very little—nothing that could make
Lion. the slightest difference—a mere , trifle.'
'Sir,' said he in a soothing tone, 'You . 'A mere trifle! well, even that will mnke
are a Christian, I make no doubt. Well, some difference.' The imminence of the
our religion forbids homicide !' peril gave our reronaut presence of mind.'
'Faster!' shouted the giant; and seizing .Nly friend,' said he, 'your child is not
the remaining sacks of sand, he scattered dead. I saw her last week near Belfast.—
their contents to the clouds. Mr. Brown She is living with a family who, love her
fell on his knees. and treat her as their own. In a very
. 'Alt I' he exclaimed, if have no regard short time, if you will allow us to descend,
for your own life, at least have some pity you will meet her: The madman looked
on mine. lam young, rich, happy ; 1 at him with a wild, doubting gaze.
have a mother and sister; in their Caine I 'Yes,' continued Brown eagerly, mix.
conjure you to stretch your hand up and ious to confirm the impression he had made
suite us from a dreadful death by allowing, 'you will see her, your darling little Lin
some gas to escape.' ma, running to meet you with outstretched
Shaking his wild locks, the stranger arms, and her fair golden curls waving in
drew off' his coat, find exclaiming 'We the wind—'
are not ascending I' flung it out. 'You lie ! you lie! Emma's hair was
'Your turn now !' he continued ; and as black as jet ! Man ! you never saw
with out the smallest ceremony he despoil- her ! how much do you weigh ?'
ed the unfortunate Brown of his paletot, I 'A h! mere nothing—only is few pounds!'
and threw it over. Gerald Aunesley seized Mr. Brown with
• .I'he balloon pursued its wild career , both hands and held him suspended over
without stop or stay. the side of the car. In another moment
'Ha ! ha !' said the stranger, 'while we he would have dropped hint into the abyss
are thus climbing so pleasantly toward the o f space.
sky, I'll tell you a story—shall I?' ills 'innesley. I' cried the
: poet; +', 'you
' ueltappy companion did not stir. Already ,tout to mount higher ?'
front the extreme rarity of the air, the 'y es ! y es !'
blood was gushing from his eyes and ears. 'Your desire is to lighten the balloon?'
Listen ! Three years ago I lived in Mad- itires.'
rid. I was a widower, with one little
daughter, a gentle, bright eyed angel ; her
long curling hair is waving this moment
before my eyes. One day I went out ear
ly and did not return until late ; my child,
my beautiful Emma was gone ; banditti
had come and stolen her from me. But,
my friend, hive you a cannon here ?' Mr.
Brown made mechanically a sign in the
' negative. 'What a pity ! I would have
bombarded Spain ! Ever since, I have
searched for my child in every country of
Europe, but in vain. Now I think she
may be in the north of Ireland. Have
you a lucifer match here?' Mr. Brown
made no reply, but shook his head. •You
have not ? Ah ! if I could get , me„ I would
set the balloon on fire ; and then, when re
duced to ashes, it would be much lighter !
When you first saw me this morning I was
examinitjg die stupid faces of you crowd to
see if the dark foreign one of my Emam's
robber might be among them.'
It was evident to poor Mr. Brown that
his travelling companion was a confirmed
lunatic. A sudden idea struck him.
'What is your name 1' he asked.
'Gerald Annesley.'
'The very same.'
'What mean you I'
know where the wretch lives that
stole your child ; we are now just above
the spot. Draw the valve, Mr. Annesley
and in a short time you will embrace your
.No, no you are deceiving me. My Em
ma is not on earth ; she is in Heaven.—
Last night she appeared to me in a dream
and told me so. That's the reason why I
want to ascend higher and higher. Come,
my friend, help me; lot us both blow as
hard as we can on the bal!oon. As we
are beneath, our breath must help it to
rise. Blow ! blow l' Mr. Brown, moved
by terror, tried to oboy.
It does not stir ! Come, mount on my
shoulders and push the balloon !' And
without consulting him any further, the
giant caught him up as it he had been a
leather, and held him above his head say
ing : Now push the balloon I' unluc-
Icy victim tried to obey but the blood blin
ded his eyes. There was a horrible buz
zing in his ears, and light flashed before
him. Fora moment, he thought of throw
ing himself over in order to end his tor
, Hu!' shouted the madman, 'it does not
go!' At that moment the trembling hand
of Mr Brown touched accidentally the
cord of the safety valve. He made it play
and the collapsing orb began to descend
rapidly. Through the clouds it darted
downward, and the earth re.nripenred. •
'Ah cried Annelimy, instead of push
ing the bal'oen, as I told you, you drew
it downward. Push upward ! push, I
'You see that I am pushing as hard as I
'Then how much doyou weigh yourself?
'Two hundred pounds.'
'ell, if you were to throw yourself o
ver, the balloon lighted of such a great
weight, it would dart upward with incon.
ceivubk rapidity.' .fhe madman reflected
for a moment.
'True,' he said, you are right!' He laid
Mr. Brown in the bottom of the car, and
stared wildly around.
'My Maker!' he cried 'T go to meet Thee;
Igo to embrace my child, my Emma
And tinging himself over, he disappeared.
The balloon and its owner reached the
earth in safety ; the latter, however, lay
for many weeks raving in brain fever.—
IV hen he recovered he gave orders to have
his vertlous plaything sold at any sacrifice
and soon afterwards provided himself with
an excellent rare taker in the shape of a
pretty wife, under whose tutilage, he is
growing 'dale more handy in himself.'
So this was Mr. Brown's last ascent to the
`~ Yi, ctlEanc.ous.
Hydriotaphia—Urn Burial.
Quaint and profoundly learned old Sir
Thomas Browne has left behind him, a•
mong other relics of his facile pen and his
well stored mind, sever al curious chnpters
on "Urn Burial." They are full of facts
connected with the modes of burial prac
tised by various ancient peoples and na
tions, and a condensed view of them may
nut be uninteresting to our readers, grave
and sepulchral as is the subject.
"Carnal interment," or inhutnation, was
of very ancient date. Abraham and many
of the elder patriarchs were buried. Tra•
dition has it that Adam the alpha of mor
tality, was interred near Damascus. b1o•
sea was buried by the Almighty.
Tho practice of burning the bodies of
those deceased was also of great untiqui.
ty. "For," says Browne, (not to derive
the same from Hercules,) "noble descrip•
tion, there are hereof in the Grecian fu•
nerals of Homer, in the formal obsequies.
Patrocius and Achilles; and somewhat ol•
der in the Theban war, and solemn com•
bustion of Aliiccems and Archemorous,
cotemporury unto Juir, the eighth judge
of Israel," Hector was burnt I%,fore the
gates of 'l'roy. Penthesilea, the 4inaFo
nian queen, was burned upon a funeral
pyre. Tlte practice wan of long continu
:nice in the interior of Asia. The king of
Chionin, a country near I'crsia, burned
the body of his son tit the late date as the
of Julien. and interred the :elites in a
silver urn. The same practice extended PREMATURE MATRIMONY.
far into the West. Manlius, the Roman j Marriage is a divine and beautilul ar- ;
Consul, burnt the body of his son. Va- I rangement. It was designed by Provi
ma was not burned but buried, in actor- I deuce not solely as a means of keeping tip
dance with a special clause of his will.— population, or as a mere social and econo-
According to Ovid, Remus was solmnly mica! convenience, but no the blending of
burned. two Spirits into one—the masculine repre- I
Cornelius Sylly was firs: of the Come-I senting wisdom, and the feminine ajfec- ,
Ilan family whose body was burned in lion. When there is a true Spiritual elfin.
Rome. The practice became general ity between the two, then the design is
throughout the Empire after that. But accomplished.
even when the bodies of crows were burn- Premature marriages are among the !
ed, Pappaca, wife of Nero, was inhumed, greatest evils of the times; and it would I
The prevalent idea was, that it was not be a bad idea in these days of reforms,
most natural to end in fire. So they hen- if anti mart ying in a hurry Society were I
ped up vast pyres, "more actively to waft instituted. Now aalays, people leap into
them towards that el, whereby they the magic life circle with no more consid- i
also declined a visib eneration into i ' erotical than they would partake of a din- I
worms, and left a Instill `
parcel of their 1 ner—little thinking that when once in, they
composition." Many believed fire excl.- are there until their end come. There is
ted e purifying virtue, which refined the I but iittle, sometimes no mutual analysis of
grosser commixture. Others sought the disposition, and comparison of taste and I
through work of the combustion in order i affections. They seem to fancy that if
to place their remains beyond the post• there are any discrepancies, the fatal Ger- .
—Health is rho condition of liv
- T
inottein revenge of their enemies. , dian knot, which can be seldom cut and 1
The Indian Brachmans burnt them- ' never united, will harmonize all. ing beings ; disease is a state contrary to
selves alive, conceiving that to be the no- The numbers who have felt this truth nature.
blest way to end their lives, and betiev- i the numbers still feeling it to their hearts ' WomariL-Re74 - — rewa
rd her, she is
ing that thus they should win immortali- , core—are incalculable. They recognize it always in favor of a ell•conducted Press.
ty. But those great idolaters of Are, the ,as the great mistake of their lives. The So says Jock Kass.
• Chaldears, abhorred the burning of their chain to them is not n silken one, and more
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bodies as a pollution of the deity they wor- I crushing out all hope and energy, substi-
The man who passed through life
shiped. The Persian Magi, solicitous on- tuting hate for love, and eating out its rust without enemies could not have had a cha
ly for the preservation of their worthless the very inner life of the soul, meter worth depricating
bones exposed their flesh to the fury •of i boys and girls now marry to a greater -
vultures and dogs. The Persees of India 1 extent titan ever before, instead of waiting
did the same. The ancient Germans. • till they become full grown and matured
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whose deity was the earth, burned their . men and women. The young dandy, as
dead. I soon as he gets out of short jackets, and
The Egyptirns were entirely afraid oil finds a Hite furze gathered on his upper !
fire as a devouring element, ' , and there- lip—and the young miss, as soon as she
fore by precious ernblements, deposited in ! emerges from the nursery and abbreviated
dry earth, or handsome inclosure in glass- frocks—think they are qualified to assume
es, cmtrived the noblest ways of intevgal ! the most solemn responsibilities of life.— !
conservation. , ' Hence the Pyramids, ins- ! And so if "Pa" and "Ma" won't consent,
perishable Sarcophagi, end the Mummies ! they post off to some Gretna Green, and
now deity stripped of the cremeitts that there take obligations that in, ninety-nine
have encompassed them thousands of cases out of a hundred, they will never
years, sacriligiously exposed to human' CO3se bitterly to repent.
gaze. i Marriage should never be the result of
The Scythians swore by wind and !fancy. The ball room and the evening
y rarely d evelop real caracter. Un•
sword, and would neither be burned nor part
der the exilerating influence h cf the dance,
inhumed. They made their groves in the
the glare of lights, and the merry squib
air." Ichthgophagi, et fish-eating nations
about Egypt, buried their dead in the sea and joke, dissolute young man may appear
thereby declining visible corruption, and I amiable, and the Slattery scold, loveable.
Matches made at such places, or under
restoring the debt of their bodies."— I
The old heroes in Homer deprecated noth-
!similar circumstances, are not of the class
The that originate in heaven. They more
ing more than water in drowning.
Blearians used large urns end much wood' generally are conceived in the opposite
in their burial service. but no fire. They ' place, and bring forth only iniunity. The
true wily to learn each other is to do it at
bruised the flesh of their dead, crowded
?tome in the parlor, in the kitchen, and on
them into the urns, and heaped wood upon :
them. The Chinese used to employ no occasions that led the tetnber. We see the
urns. They made use of trees and much , results of these unions in the almost daily
discoveries th at are taking place, in the
fire, buried in the ashes, and planted pine
trees by the graves, running, away of husbands, leaving their
'Christian s,' observes our author, abhor-
wives and children to starve, and in the
red this way of obsequies, mid though
elopement of wives. Not only this, but
we 1 witness it in broken spirited men, ntade they Vida' , not to give their bodies to be
old in the prime of life struggling on for
Genrned in their lives, detested that mode
alter death; a more food, and clothing, and shelter, and affecting rather a depositure
in women cross, dirty, sluttish, and writs
' than absorption, and properly submitting I
: unto ashes; bet unto dust again, conforms- I kind.
ble unto the practice of the patriarchs, the It would be quite impossible for us to
depict faithfully the multitude of physical
interment of our Saviour, Peter, Paul,and
the ancient martyrs." and moral evils that result from these sin
ful alliances - for siefut they are. They The Alusslernen bury their dead. The
r lin the body, corrupt the morals, and aut.
Jews generally practice inhumation; but
tily the mind. The result does not stop
the Jabesh burnt, the body of Paul. To
' avoid contagious pollution in times of pes-
with husband and wife. There are the
tilence, they frequently burnt the bodies
feebleness and . vices of the parents, both
physical and moral, and go out into the tau
.of their deed. But they did not, in an..
8' world stunted and gnarled. God pity
cient times Of hottest persecution, confirm '
'to the Boman practice of burning; never lm\ll
'e would not be uuderstood as speak.
in their long intercourse with Egypt did i' rag against the institution of marriage.---
they adopt embalinery. llt is holy, beautiful and benificent But
—An exchange paper records the good
—We heard a good story of a man on let every one take his mate or none. Let ...11.0-1...-.- -.-.......
not the brave eagle pair with the stupid
a Mississippi steamer, who was question
owl, nor tho gentle dove with the carrion luck of a citizen of its village, who, while
ed by a Yankee. The gentleman to hu. bathing in the river, discovered, after an
crow. Like should have hlce It is a glo
rnor the fellow, answered the questions
riots sight to see two . old people, who have industrious "scrub" of his person of about
sari ht forwardly, until the down easter was
weathered the storms and bashed in the five minutes, a pair of drawers which he
fairly puzzled for an interrogatory. At
sunshine of life together, go hand, loving- had lost two year , before.
last he inquired :
isr and truthfully, down the gentle declivi s —An old liirFy tTZ did not know wheth•
ty of time, with no angers, nor jealousies, er her plantation was in Virginia or North
'Look here Squire, where was you born?
nor hatred garnered up against each other, Carolina, found, when the line was drawn,
'I was born,' said the victim, 'in Boston.
and looking with hope and joy to the ever. 1 that she was a resident of the former.
Tremont street, No. 44, on the first day of
lasting youth of heaven ; where they two •Wal,' said she, , I am glad I don't live in.
August, 182.5, at 6 o'clock in the after
noon.' Yankee was answered complete
ly. For au instant he was struck. Soon shall he one forever. That ie true mar. North Carolina ! It was always such a
however, his face brightened, and he quick-
riuge, for it. is the marriage of Spirit with s i c kl y state.'
Spirit, The love is woven into a woof of
ly said : .
gold, that neither time nor death nor eter• 1 —An editor out west gives the follow
'Yeas ; well I calculate you don't rec.)].
nity can sever.—l'he Electric l iog notice : "Our purse is lost I Thu
lect whether it was a fraMe or brick house,
1 .........----- finder is requested to return it, being care
du yo ?' ' —"Dim' t you want a ra'al prime lot of ful not to disturb its contents, which were.
—Soaps men will extract comfort front
I butter?" neketl a pedlar, who had picked it a brass rule, a piece of leaf tobacco, nicely
rep at fifty different places. ! twisted, the stump of a cigar, and a very
all things. Tompkins, the other day, boa '.‘ylint sort of butter is that'" asked the !
a new axe, end the very first time he used good leather string."
. -
merchant,--7«.,.......--- -.-
it he cut three of his toes off. 'Pumpkins
'Thee:ear quill—made by my wife from ' A squaw in Central Michigan, had a
said the cut's a serious one, still as it must a dairy of forty cows; only two churnings." papoose on her arm that was exceedingly
be placed under the head of "first chop," ..What makes it of so many colors 1" , white fora member of its race, which fact
he would icy and bear up under the ntlic• "I guess," replied the Yankee,"you no induced a gentleman to ask if it was a half
tion. . ' ver would hare asked that question if you breed ; whereupon she replied—'No, no,
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— T o pr „ ert ., your f i „.l, „h ie , i t %tin i er , had seen my cows, foyhey am a darned net it drop of •vhite blood about it—hal(
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VOL. 20. NO. 43.
(icy Ebip Viasitet.
A 111--" Pop goes (he Weasel."
My hat is new, my boots are too,
My girl is young and pretty,
My Cares, alas, they would be few,
But meow I goes the kitty.
All around the country town,
Aud all around the city,
How sweet to hear the dull-set sound,
Meow I goes the kitty.
liuntingdon girls are wondrous smart ;
The boys are wondrous witty ;
But all, alas ! are sick at heart
With meow I goes the kitty.
All around the country town, &c.
Sume sounds are dull, a few are sweet-
And more are harsh and gritty ;
But nll the yells of derik meet
In meow I goes the kitty.
All around the country town, &c.
My vow is made—T seize a stick—
I'll form a ooze committee,
And put a stop most wondrous quick
To meow ! goes the kitty.
All mond the country town, Le.
—lt's with bachelors as with old wood
it is hard to get them started, but when*
they do take flame they burn prodigiously.
—A fellow writing from Kanzas, says
that when he went there he 'hadn't a rag
to his back, but now he's all rags and no
mi tulce.'
—'Father,' said an ambitious sharer, a
bout the size of a pepper box, 'I can do
without shoo 3, but I am suffering for a bo•
som pin
—An honest Dutchman, on being asked
how often he shaved, replied .Dree dimes
a reek; every lay but Soontay ; den I
shaves every tay.'
A little friend of ours, alter undergo•
Mg the disagreeable operation of vaccina.
tion, exclaimed, "Now I won't have to he
baptized, will 11"
—Lost, where the owner don't know
where, an empty linen sack with a cheese
in it ; the letters Pat Muliens is marked
on it, but it is not lezible.
—The following is the inscription on the
headboard of a grave on the Plains :
Mr. J— H— was carried away
Itv the diarrhwa and choler-a.
An exchange thinks it rather ember•
Tossing to lift your hat to n lady, on the
street, for the sake of politeness, and let a
couple of dirty collars roll out upon the
—An Irishman describing the trading
powers of the genuine Yankee, said-03e
dad, if he was cast away on a desolate is•
land, he'd get up the next morning and go
round selling maps to the inhabitants."
—The Lowell Advertiser says an alarm
of fire recently, proceeded from a liquor
store. It adds, that the liquor was so
weak that it was used successfully in er.
tinguishing the flames before much damage
was done.
—The other day - school girl true mar
ried in the city. Vitae girl, about eleven
years of ago, of the same school, said to
her parents, 'Why don't you believe
is married, and she hasn't gone through
the fractions yet !' •