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For the Journal.
To Miss R.
There was a time, I need not name,
Since it will:ne'e r forgotten be,
When all our feelings were the same,
. As still my soul hath been to thee.
And from that hour when first thy tongue,
Confess'd a love which equalled mine,
Though ninny a grief my heart hath wrung,
Unknown and thus unfelt by thine.
None, none hath sunk so deep as this—
To think how nil that love bath flown
Transient as every faithless kiss,
But transient in thy breast alone.
And yet my heart some solace knew,
When lute I heard thy lips declare,
In accents once imagined true,
Remembrance of the days that were.
Yes I my adored, yet most unkind,
Though thou wilt never love again,
To me 'tie doubly sweet to find
Remembrance of that love remain.
Yes ! 'tis a glorious thought to me.
Nor longer shall my heart repine,
Whatc'er thou art or e'er shall be,
Thou bast bees dearly, solely mine !
Rom ISLAND, Oct 19, 1855.
The first time that the Kane party came
in connection with the Esquimanx was in
March, 1854, about the time when the
long winter night comes to a close, and
when there are two or threi, hours of
natural light in the twenty four . . The
ship was visited by nine of these Indians,
each driving n sledge drawn by eight or
wn Esrptimaux dogs. These sledges are
of a peculiar construction. 'They are be
tween four and five feet long, and fourte , m
inches wide. The body is made of pieces
of the walrus' tusks and of the horn of the
narvahl or unicorn, cut into pieces about
an inch long, and lashed together by sin•
ews The runners nro faced with• the
ivory of the narvahl's horn. The Esqui
mut are very ingenious, and manage to
bore holes by tneans of a drill worked in
n hole in the front tooth. The sledges nro
thus, on account of the work bestowed on
them, very valuable, and are bequeathed
from father to son as a most precious lega
cy. It is no uncommon circumstance,
when the community want to get rid of a
bad and lazy member who has a good sled
nod team of dogs, to induce hint to go out
en a hunting expedition, and when at a
great distance from land, to take away his
sledge and spear him.
These Indians who visited the Advance
had some walrus meat in dispose of, which
they did for jack-knives. They were, how
ever, very shy and timid ; but Dr. Kane'
and Mr. Peterson, the interpreter, went
out to meet them and at length overcame
their timidity, and induced them to come
on board.
The Esquimaux settlements are some
forty miles apart, and generally consist of
but two or three huts, containing a popu
lation of some eighteen or twenty. These
huts are generally built of massive stones
some of them several tons weight, and it
is a mutter of surprise how they could pos
sibly have got them up. Like the sledge
the huts are handed down as most valua
ble property. Some of them have been
seen built of whalebone—probably from a
fish taken by them after being killed by
whalers. In summer they form tents of
skins, and, ma pinch, of snow. They are
hospitable,and fond of visiting, and so these
settlements keep up an interchange of com
munication and live very happily. Their
huts are heated by means of stone lamps,
cut by themselves out of a sort of soapstone,
fed witli blubber, and with wick of ground
moss. By this means they manage to
keep up a temperature of sixty degrees
Fahreenheit, while the temperature out
of doors is as many degrees below zero.—
They usually eat raw meats—the flesh of
the walrus and seal ; but when they do
cook anything or make' any soup—which
they make very good—it is by means of
these lamps.
Their sleeping places ere platforms,
built of stone, raised some eighteen inches
from the floor—so as to keep in the warns
atmosphere—and covered with grass ta
ken from,islands at a distance. Their clo
thing consists of fox-skin jumpers or coat,
with an inner jumper of bird•skin, the fea
thers inward ; bear-skin trowsers, bear
skin boots and bear-skin gloves. The
dress of the women is similar to that of the
men, except that the former wears boots
extending half way up the thigh, while
those of the men do not extend to the
knee ; and that the ladies also wear a sack
to their hoods, which they call nessack,
in which they carry their children.—
'The matt are of a medium size and stoutly
built, while the women are of smaller sta
tue,: and slighter. They du nut practice
the Mormon habits of polygamy, but are,
on the contrary, extremely particular a
bout their matrimonial relations. This has
been the universal testimony of travellers
who have visited them. As with all sav
age nations, the onus of the labor devolves
upon the women. The men come in from
the hunt, throw down the prey they have
secured, walrus, or seal, and the women
have then to go to work, skin the animals,
prepare the flesh for food, extract the bones
' and prepare the sinews for sewing purpo
One of the ordinary acts of hospitality
or civility on the part of the ladies is to
take a fowl, or piece of meat, chew it up
very nicely, and hand it to the visitor, who
is expected to be overcome with gratitude
and to finish the operation of chewing. It
would give them dire offence if there
should be any failure to do due honor to
this act of hospitality. In all other re
spects they exercise to a remarkable degree
the same virtue. The Esquimaux of the
Northern regions profess to have a dread
of going to the Danish settlements, lest
they should be eaten up by their Southern
brethren, while these last entertain the
same dread, and with m ire reason, of the
..Northern tribes. Those tribes, however,
which live as high up as the expedition
penetrated, seem to be becoming gradually
extinguished, and we understand that Dr.
Kane has formed a philanthropic scheme
of collecting these people together. Ile
proposes, we are told, to gather them from
the most Northern regions and bring them
down to the Danish settlements, where
they can enjoy more comforts and be sub
ject to less vicissitudes.
The Esquimaux have a priest, whom
they call Anjekek, who performs marria
ges and burial services, and is supposed to
have some influence over the heart. When
a couple is married, their friends have im
posed upon them, for a certain length of
time, abstinence from certain kinds of
meats ; and when a youngman on a young
woman dies, all the young men and young
women of the settlement are condemned
to the same sort of abstinence. '1 he
priest is believed to have power over the
walrus and seal, and in a time of-pres
sing scarcity to be able to call them up to
the surface of the water. Their faith in
the Anjekek is the only approach they
have to religious belief. They spend their
long winter of four months' total darkness,
in sleeping and eating, never going out to
hunt unless pressed by necessity. They
have no sort of amusement except singing
and an accompanying motion of the body
which can hardly be designated dancing.
They do not use tobacco in any shape, nor
do they smoke any other weed or root for
the purpose of stimulants, nor would they
allow any smoking in their huts. The
children always get a name selected from
whatever subject happens to be on the La
pis in the parental hut where they are
In Leavely or Godhaon, island of Disco,
the population of 250 or 300 is composed
principally of Esquimaux, pure and half
blood. They manage to keep up a good
deal of social enjoyment by mettns of dan
cing, singing, and music. The have a pe
culiarly good ear for music, and can man
age to play on the jewsharp or violin any
air they hear. The women are said to be
great rogues, if not in stealing gentlemen's
hearts, at least in pilfering pots and plates
and any thing of that kind. We saw one
young gentleman connected with the ex
pedition, who had no less than three spe
cimens of the hair of young ladies of Lea.
vely. One of them is dark as the raven's
wing, of the silkiest texture, and came
from the locks of a full-blooded Esquimaux.
another is dark brown, very fine, and be
longed to a half-blood ; and the third, of
golden color, and of equally fine texture,
show unmistakably the Danish blood of
the lady's sire. We presume these love
tokens will be duly treasured, though not
in the National Museum at Washington.
This same gentleman had a quantity of
skins and furs which he has brought home
as remtaiscenes of Greenland: But they
will have to be fumigated or undergo some
other process of purification for the Esqui
manx ladies, who have the tanning opera
tion in charge, not being able to procure
bark, have recourse to a liquid which an
swers as well, but which careful chamber
maids do not tolerate the presence of in a
The Esquimaux never resort to the bar
barous mode of cutting off frost bitten limbs.
They apply to them a piece of rabbit-skin.
and always with good effect. We are sor
ry to see that one of the expedition lost
his life by the amputation of a frost-bitten
foot, and that throe others had to suffer am
The expedition has only brought home
two dogs ; one ofiheni au Esquimitux, who
was the leader, or boss dog, as ho wns call
ed, of Dr. Kane's sledge; the other a very
intelligent animal of the Newfoundland
breed. Several good stories are told of the
sagacity of these animals. Ono of them
is a very hard one, and we will not vouch
for its veracity. It is said that the "boss"
would sit quietly looking at the other d"gs
taking their feed, when he would walk
over quietly, seize one of crammed
by the back of the neck, and make him
disgorge, and then indulge in the fruits
A Little Physiognomy.
The nose. A large nose (says the phys
iognomists) indicates force of character.—
A prominence on the nose just above the
tip is a sign that its possessor will be
prompt to defend himself. A prominence
near the upper end is the mark of pugna-
city and proneness to give offence. A
broad nose, like that of. the Jew denotes
acquisitiveness. A turned-up nose is the
sign of inquisitiveness ; the pig has it. A
turned-down nose denotes a suspicious
mind. Secretiveness is shown in wide
nostrels, such as the Chinese and negroes
have; the fox has very wide nostrels so
have the French and Italians. The
ridge between the nostrils is called the
septum, to variety of which the physiogno
mists assign a faculty. A prominent sep
tum is a sign of originality and force, par
ticularly if it is large under the tip of the
Love, according to the physiognomists,
resides in the chin. Prominence of any
part of the chin indicates some kind of lov
ing faculty in an uncommon ;degree. A
sharp prominence denotes congeniality, or
love of one's own race, and the preference
for friends of our own temperament, A
double chin is frequently the sign of the
love of property. A broad square chin of
a man who could go mad for love. A full
round chin is commonest in the female
face and denotes fondness or ardor of afrec
tion. Dr. Redfield says : ~ The particu
lar faculties of love which are generally
strongest in man cause a growth of hair
on the chin. These are, a desire to be
loved, violent love, fond love, and faithful
love; and a beard on the female chin is
unusual, its existence there indicate s an
unusual degree of more of these faculties;
the action of love on the chin is also fre
quently shown in the motion and p3sition
of the head, congeniality and desire to love
throwing the chin forward, and desire to
be loved and violent love throwing the
chin sidewise. It is nature, too, which
sometimes prompts a rude young man to
take an attractive young lady by the chin
an act which he feel no temptation or de
sire to indulge in toward an individual of
his own sex.
To the jawbone physiognomists assign
the faculty of will; but the different vari
eties can not be understood without cngm-
The cheeks. A prominence of the cor
ner of cheek bone, just under the outer
angle of the eye, indicates strong protrac
tive tendencies. A man who has it will
have good fences and strong locks. Our
Indians, who build nothing,have it not;
but the Chinese, who built the great wall
and the Dutch, who owe their country . to
dykes, have it large. High cheek.bones,
like those of the Indians denote the love
of hurling, Soldiers, firemen, monkeys,
and boys, noted for throwing well, have
them. An elevation in the arch of the
cheek-bone is the mark of a man who has
an instinct for the art of healing. All the
great doctors have this peculiarity; so has
the wild turkey; which doctors itself end
its young very skillfully. A fullness of the
cheek-bone at the outer angle of the eye is
the sign of a love of graceful motion, such
as dancing. The Irish, whose jigs are
the opposite of graceful, have this sign
small, but the Spaniards, the most grace
ful of people, have it very large. A prom
inence of the cheek-bone under the eye de
notes watchfulness; Napoleon had it,
he was remarkable for the little sleep he
The Ear. A large ear indicates good
nature and capability for improvement.—
"Men in a civilized condition," says the
physiognomist already quoted, "have
much larger ears than those in a barbarous
or savage state, and domestic animals have
much larger ears than those of the same
species which run wild. The Indi
an, vho resists with such pertinacity the
influence of civilization, has a compara
tively small ear, while the white man has
a comparatively large one. By far the
largest ears are found among the refined
classes, and the smallest ears among the
most natural and uncultivated, In ani
mals there is the saine agreement between
the size of the ear and susceptibility of
unprovotnent or docility. The horse, cow,
sheep, ass, rabbit, hog, elephant, etc., all
improve in the state of domestication, and
are superior to the same animals in a wild
state. Otheribings being equal, the ani
mal is docile in proportion to the size of
the ear—the ass more than the horse, the
rabbit more than the squirrel, the hog more
than the sheep, the dog more than the cat,
the elephant more than the camel, and so
on. The domestic fowls, on the other
hand, have not the sign of docility, and
instead of improving by domestication, al
ways deteriorate ; the domestic turkey,
hen goose, duck, ect., being far inferior to
the wild."
The Eye. A very small eye is incom
patible with serious belief, a reverent and
devotional habit of mind. A large eye is
a sign of mental activity. On this point,
too, Dr. Redfield has some striking corro
borative remarks. 'Persons with large
eyes,' ho says, 'have very lively emotions,
think rapidly, and speak fast, unless there
be a predominance of phlegmatic tempera
ment. Of persons with small eyos the
reverse is true. The former are quick and
spontaneous in their feelings and in the
expression of them, and are therefore sim
ple, like the Scotch, Swiss, and all who in
habit mountainous regions. The latter
are slotv and calculating, and therefore
artful, like the Gipsies, a people who gen
erally inhabit countries. There is a con
nection between activity and the ascend
ing and descending of acclivities—a fact
we evince in running up and down stairs,
and which an active horse exhibits when
he comes to a hill; and hence the Scotch
Highlanders, as well as the sheep, goat,
chamois, etc., have large eyes, and very
great activity. The rabbit, the squirrel,
the cat, the mouse, the gazelle, are instan
ces of the sign of activity in a very superi
or degree ; while the hog, the rhinoceros,
the elephant, the sloth, are instances of
small eyes and very little activity. Insects
which are so exceedingly sprightly have
very large eyes, occupying full half the
head ; while ponderous animals have
comparatively very small eyes, indicating
their adaption to the smaller species of the
animal creation."
The Mouth. A gloomy disposition
draw's the corners of the mouth downward;
while habitual good temper gives them an
upward tendency. The pouting of the
under lip denotes a contemptuous disposi
tion. A "still upper lip" is the well
' known sign of sel(.estcem and egotism.--
The desire to approve and be approved
opens the mouth and exposes the teeth.—
' There are many other signs in the lips and
mouth but is difficult 'tis understand them
without pictures.—Life Illustrated.
A Beautiful Simile
A few days since a lovely child of four
summers was buried in this town. On
leaving the house of its parents, the clergy
man, Rev. Mr. Jay, plucked up by the
roots a beautiful little yorget-me not," and
took it with him to the grave. the little embryo of humanity had
been deposited in the grave, the clergy
man, holding up the plant in his hand,
said hold in my hand a beautiful
flower, which I picked from the garden we
have just left. By taking it from its pa
rent home it has withered, but I here
'plant it in the head of this grave and it will
soon revive and flourish.
"So with the little flower we have just
planted in the grave. It has been pluck
ed from its native garden, and has wilted,
but it is transplanted into the garden of Im
mortality, where it will revive and flourish
in immortality, glory and beauty."—Ohio
Heroism of a Dog in the Crimea.
The following account of the exploit of
a dog in the Crimea is translated from the
the Gazette of Trieste, and surpasses eve
rything heretofore recorded of the devo
tion and bravery of this noble animal :
"A great sensation has been caused in
the camp of the Allies by the heroic deeds
of a dog lielonging to Col. Met:mann, of the
73d Regiment of the Line. On the 16th
of August, during the battle of the Tcher
naya the quadruped broke his chain, fought
in the ranks of the army, saved the life of
a sergeant and a soldier, and took three
Russian prisoners. A ball struck his foot,
but the wound only embittered the animal
the more. He threw himself upon a Rus
sian officer, flung him to the ground, and
dragged him prisoner by his coat collar to
the French. A physician has bound up
the wound, the four-footed hero is conva
lescing. Ho will probably receive soma
mark of honor, as another dog in the Eng
lish army has been rewarded with a medal
for his devotion to his master."
NOVEL IstroursTiarc—The Oswego'
Palladium announces the arrival ofAho
schooner J. B. Collins, with agent f tons
of pigeons
An Irishman, one Barney Brady, was I The Clinton county (Michigan) Express
brought up for a combination of the na. publishes the following and vouches for its
tional Hibernian characteristics—gettingl authenticity. It certainly is a curious hi
drunk and fighting—which he carried to I story:
the "admired extreme." Having drunk In the different parts of Central Michi
his skin full of whiskey he became amia- gan there are two tribes of Indians, the
bly pugnacious and wanted to whip any- Ottawas and Chippewas. They are friend
body or anything that would step out "just ly to each other, and during the hunting
for the fun of the fracas." He had picked season, frequently encamp near each other.
a loving quarrel with the keeper of a por- In the fall of 1853, a party of one tribe
ter house, had kindly knocked down two built their cabins on the banks of the Ma
apple women and a newsboy, in a corn- ple river, and a party of the other tribe,
mendable spirit of pleasantness had kick- about eighty in number, encamped in
ed in a basement window in the hope of what is now called the town of Dallas
inducing the owner to come out and have It is unnecessary to speak of their life in
a "scrimnage," and at the time of his ar- these camps—suffice it to say that the days
rest was throwing bricks against the door were spent in hunting, and the nights in
of Engine No. 97, hoping that some of its drinking "fire water" and carousing. In
Milesian members would empathize with one of the revels at the camp on Maple riv
e gentleman in his pursuitlief a quarrel er, and Indian, maddened by liquor, killed
under difficulties, and would come out and his squaw, and to conceal the deed threw
take a friendly knock down just out ofl her body upon the fire. Recovering from
pure national love and good-fellowship.— the stupor of the revel, he saw the signs
Policeman 1,001 soon settled him with a of his guilt beatre him, and fearing the
few blows of his club, ripd Bar ney was I wrath of his tribe, be fled towards the oth
brought into Cburt with his head cut open
in several places and his nose knocked
sideways as if it had been run over by a
meat cart. He was well acquainted with
. the Judge, having been indebted already
to his Honor for a gratuitous trip up the
river, and, although he probably anticipa
ted pretty correctly the result of his exam
, ination, he could not resist attempting to
"blarney" the Justice, probably from
L sheer force of habit ; however, to the tail
of every one of his 'sothering' speeches,
he tagged on an undertone a qualifying
phrase, or direct reversion of that part of
his conversation intended for the ear of the
Judge, so that while the spoken part of
every answer contained one meaning, it
would be materially qualified the addition
of the whispered after-part.
Judge—Why, Barney, have you come
again ?
Prisoner—Yes, your Honor ; this gen
tleman wid the star on brought me here
to see your Honor's noble countenance
once more ; an' I niver saw a pair of
worse lookin' thieves in all my life.
Judge—Have you been drunk again ?
Prisoner—Slightly elevated, your Hon
or, not half so drunk as the man that
wears your boots gets ivery day of his
dirty life.
Judge—Dont you think you'd better
lot whislcey alone, Barney ?
Prisoner--Perhaps I had, Sir. You
old squint-eyed blackguard, ye know ye
git blind drunkand rowl on the floor among
the spaniel pups every dinner ye ate.
Judge—The law says I must fine you
ten dollars.
Prisoner—Yer noble self that knows su
much about the law can't find it in yor heart
I know, to be heard on an unletthered
devil like Barney Brady knows the law,
an' oulder law, an' more of it than could
be hammered into that thick old sconce
of yours wid a piledriver; ye. can't tell
Blackstone from a broomstick, and don't
know yer little finger from a speakin'
trumphet, ye concinted old vagabone.
Judge—And you was disorderly, too,
and wanted to fight; that is an addition.
al offense. _
Prisoner.--Plase yer Highness, it was
only Dutchman and darkies, an' the likes
of thim blackguards, I was disputin wid;
I niver got so drunk yit that I couldn't
tell a rale gintleman like yerself—an'
wouldn' I like to bate the eyes out of yer
black muzzled head ! if I only put my fist
wonst gintly between yer pig•colored eyes,
or let my bit of stick drop airy on the top
of your empty auld pate, ye'd think ye
was struck wid chain litenin, or that ye'd
suddenly transformed into a galvanized
steam ingino an' was goin, ravin' disthrac
ted mad avid a worse fit of delirium trian
gles than iver ye had yit.
Judge—Can you pay your fine
Prisoner—Tin dollars is it? Iv'e not
just the exact change at this minit wit me,
yer Honor, but I'll pay yo as sure as
the divil's a nigger—if I iver pay was sin
gle tint to that accomplished blackguard,
Mister Justice Brinnan, may I be caught
in a muss without a shillelah an' no stones
handy, may I be waked without whiskey
or snuff, an' may that samo divol fly away
wid what's left of me on a pitchfork for
his sunday morning lunch.
Judge—Can't trust you Barney—have
to lock you up.
Prisoner.— I suppose it's the best ye
can do for me, an' Ira thankful to yer Hon
or; whin I ghoul call an' see me, av ye
plase•-•but if I iver see your ugly mug in
4ifts my door, first I'll lock up my two
spoons an' hide the whiskey an' thin I'll
give my personal and immediate attention
to baths' yo so black an' so blue that yer
own mother couldn't swear whether yore
her nephew ur her ttieco.—Tribuye
An Indian Execution in Michigan.
er encampment
His absence was noticed—the charred
remains of the poor squaw were found,
' and the cry for blood was raised. The
savages were soon upon his track—they
pursued him into the encampment of their
neighbors---he was found, apprehended,
and in solemn council doomed to the death
which, in the stern old Indian code, is re
served fir those who shed the blood of
their kin. It was a slow, torturing, cruel
death. A hatchet was put in the victim's
hands, ho was led to a large log that was
hollow, and made to assist in fixing it for
his coffin. This was done by cutting in
to it ^llle distance on the top, in two pia.
cesliout the length of a man apart then
slang off, and digging the hollow until
larger, so as to admit his body. 4ighis done
he was taken back and tied fast to a tree.
Then they smoked and drank the wa
ter," and when evening came they kin.
died large fires around him, at some dis
tance off, but so that they would shine full
upon him. And now commenced the or
gies—they drank to intoxication—they dan
ced and sung in their wild Indian manner,
chanting the dirge of the recreant brave.
The arrow was fitted to the bowstring, and
ever and anon, with its shrill twang, it
sent a missile into the quivering flesh of
the homicide and to highten his misery,
they cut off his ears and nose.
Alternately drinking, dancing, beating
their rude drums and shooting their ar
rows into the victim, the nigh.. passed.
The next day was spent is sleeping and
mulling, the victim meanwhile still bound
to the tree. What his refictions were, we
of course cannot tell, but he bore his pun
ishment as a warrior should.
When night was closed around, it bro't
his executioners to their work again. The
scene of the first night was re enacted,
and so on for a week. Seven long and
weary days did Ito stand there tortured with
the most cruel torture, before his proud
head droped upon his breast, and his
spirit left its clayey tenement for the bun.
tin g grounds of the Great Spirit. And
when it did, they took the body, wrapped
it in a new clean blanket, and placed it in
the log coffin he had helped to hollow.
They put his hunting knife by his side
that he might have something to defend
himself on the way, his whiskey bottle that
he might cheer his spirits with a drought
now and then, and his tobacco and pipe
that he might smoke. Then they put on
the cover, drove down the stakes on each
side the legs, and filled up between them
with logs and bush. The murdered squaw
was avenged. The camp was broken up
and the old stillness and quiet once more
reigned over the forest spot where was
consummated this singular act of retribu.
tive justice.
Our informant has viited the spot of
ten since then•--the log is still there with
its cover on, and beneath may be seen the
skeleton of the victim.
curious question forthe lawyers
has arisen in London : A lady was cour
ted by a gentleman, who promised to mar
ry her, and was accepted. But he did not
fulfill his promise, and she sued hint for
breach. It turned out, however, that he
couldn't marry her because he had a wife
living at the time. In answer to the suit
he says : .Barkis is willing, but the law
won't allow it,' and the lady can only de.
mend a fulfilment of his engagement by an
act contra liono mores. The
then arises, "what damage has the lady
sustained in not being married to a married
man I"fhere is a stability of casuistry
suggested by this, which the Chief Baron
himself did not like to encounter, and an
arbitration was recommended.. It is a nut
which even a Philadelphia lawyer might
perhaps be unable to crack
VOL. 20. NO. 45
In Loilon's famed city a merchant did dwell,
He had a fine daughter, au uncommon fine gal,
ller name it was Dinah, scarce sixteen years old
With a very large fortune in silver and gold.
Citours—rural Ii tural Ii tural 10l la
As Dinah was walking the garden one day,
Her papa came to her, and thus ho did say,
Go dress yourself Dinah in gorgeous arras,
For I've gut you a husband both gallant and gay
Oh papa, dear
. papa, I've not made up my mind,
And to marry Just yet, I don't feel inclined,
My very large fortune
. freely give o'er,
It'yonlet crie stay single a yenr - or two more,
Go, go boldest daughter, the father replied,
If you will not consent to be this gentleman's
Your largo fortune shall go to the nearest akin,
And you shall not have the benefit of one sin.
gle pin.
As Villikins was walking the garden around,
Tie spied his dear Dinah ly . in' dead on the ground
With a cup of cold pison right down by her side,
And a billet doux stating how by pison she died,
Ho kissed her cold corpse a thousand times o'er,
And call'd her his Dinah tho' she was no more ;
He gulped down the pison like alover so brave,
Now V di kins and Dinah both sleep in one grave.
Now all ye young maidens take warning by her,
Never, by no means, disobey your governor,
And all you young fellows mind what you clap
eyes On,
Think of Villikins and Dinah nnd the cup of
cull pison.
Our tip NAO.
—An expeditious mode of getting up a
row is to carry a long ladder on your shoul
ders in a crowded thoroughfare, and every
five minutes turn around to see if any one
is making a face at you.
—lt is strange how a ruffled shirt Will
make a boy grow. Master Stubbs Mount
ed one the other day, and what was the
consequence? In less tian a week he
:was 'too big' to cat with a steel fork. •
.PusioN.'—Under this head, Ohio pa
pers now place marriage notices. We
clip the following from the Chillicothe
•FUSED.'-Mr. R. Van Slyck with Miss
Abbey Scott, all of this town.•
--A curious custom prevails in Paris of
annually proclaiming the ..king of the
pumpkins." and of making a solemn pro.
cession in honor of the largest vegetable of
the kind which can bo discovered. The
"king" of the present year was grown at
St. Mande, and weighed 348 pounds, be
ing a little less than seven feet in circum
—The great shooting match between
Mr. King, of Georgia, and Mr. Duncan of
Louisville, for $lO,OOO a side, was decided
near Cincinnati on the Bth inst. Mr.
Duncan was the victor in this most extra
ordinary display of skill. Each party had
75 shots, two pigeons being let out at each
shot. Mr. Duncan shot •130 birds, and
missed 111. The money was lost by a sin
gle bird only.
—ln Dr. Franlclin's time, when tho
king of England sent some of his convicts
over to this country, Dr. F. sent a box of
rattlesnakes to his Majesty's Prime Minis•
ter, advising that they should be introdu
ced into his Majesty's gardens at Kew and
expressing the hope that they would prop.
agate and increase until they should be.
come as beneficial to Great Britain as the
British convicts were to this country.
—An interesting discovery has been
made in France, with regard to.ongrafting
fruit trees. Instead of making use of a.
graft, a slip is taken from an apple tree,
fur example, add planted in a potatoe, so
that a couple of inches of the slip may re•
main visible. It soon takes root, devel
opes itself, and finally becomes a hand
some tree, bearing flue fruit. This teeth
ed is due to the Bohemian Gardener.
weeks have now elapsed since Mr. Win
chester ascended in a balloon at Norwalk,
Huron county, Ohio, and no tidings of Ins
late have been received. There cannot
be much doubt of his loss. Most probably
ho descended in the lake and perished.—
His family reside at Milan, Ohio,.and their
anxiety and distress can easily be imagin
ed Their only hope is that he has been
wafted across the lake, and has descended
in some out-ottho-way place in Canada.
gentleman sent his servant up to his
room for a pair of boots, and at the same
time told him to be sure and get mates, as
there were two and two pairs together in
the closet. Patrick returned with two
boots, but odd ones. 'Why, didn't you
see that these are not alike ? One is a
long top and the other is a short one,' said
tho gentleman out of patience with the fel
low. 6 13edad, your honor,' said Par, in
apology, •and it's throe for ye, but thin
the usher pair tea, jr,Nt so 100