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Resolved by the Senate and Huse of Repre•
senlatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia in General Assembly ma: That the follow•
sag amendments are proposed to tho constitu-
WEI of the commonwealth, in accordance with
the previsions of the tenth article thereof.
There shall be on additional article to said
constitution to be designated as article eleven,
OF PCBLIC DEBTS,
SINYTION 1. The slats may contract debts, to
supply cassual deficits or failures in revenues,
ur to (rent expenses not otherwise provided for;
bet the aggregate amount of such debts direct
and contingent, whether contracted by virtue of
one or more arts of the general assembly, or at
different periods of time, shall never exceed se
ven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and the
money arising frcm the creation of such debts,
dhoti be applied to the purpose for which it was
obtained, or to repay the debts so contracted,
and to no other purpose whatever.
SECTION 2 In addition to the above limited
power, the state may contract debts to repel in
ration, suppress ii.surrection, defend the state
is war, or to redeem the present outstanding in.
debtedness of the state; but the money arising
from the contracting ofsuch debts, shall he op
plied to the purpose for which it was raised, or
to repay such debts, and to no other purpose
SECTION 3. Except the debts above specified,
iu sections one and two of this article, no debt
whatever shall be created by, or on behalf of
SECTION 4. Tr, provide for the payment of the
present debt, and any additional debt contract
ed as aforesaid, the legislature shall, at its first
erasion, alter the adoption of this amendment,
cioate a sinking fund, which chat' be sufficient
to pay the accruing interest on such debt, and
anntrally to reduce the principal thereof by a
sum not less than two hundred and fifty thous
and dollars ; which sinking fund shall consist
of the net annual income of the public works,
from time to time owned by the state, or the
proceeds of the sale of the same, or any part
thereof, and of the income or proceeds of sale
stocks owned by the state, together with oth
er funds, or resources, that may be designated
by law. The said sinking fund may be increa
twal, from time to time, by assigning to it any
tart of the taxes, or otheirevenues of the state
not required for the ordinary and current ex•
penses of government, and unless in case of
war, invasion or insurrection, no part of the said
sinking fund shall be used or applied otherwise
than in extinguishment of the public debt, un
til the amount of each debt is reduced below
the sum of five millions of dollars.
Bverrou 3. The credit of the comm inwealth
or loanedto, nu 11l ivi ua ,
tiara, or association •, nor shall the common
wealth hereafter become a joint owner, or stock•
holder, in any company, association or corpora
St..rios 6. The cconntonwealth shall not as.
sums the debt, or any part thereof, of any coun
ty, city, borough or township ; or of any corpo•
ration, or association ; unless such debt shall
hare been contracted to enable the state to re•
r , el invasion, supprem domestic insurrection,
defend itself in time of war, or to assist the
Mato in the discharge of any portion of its pre
Socrios 7. The le„oislature shall not anthor•
ira any county. city, borough, township, or in.
eurpontted district, by virtue of a vote of its
citizens, or otherwise, to become a stockholder
in any company, association, or corporation;
or to obtain money for, or loan its credit to, any
corporation, association, institution, or party.
There shall be an additional article to said
eonstitutiue, to be designated as article XII, as
OF NEW COUNIIES.
No county shall be divided by a line cutting
4i over uue•tenth of its population, (either to
feint a mew count• or Otherwise,) without the
express resent of such county, by a vote of the
electors thereof; nor shall any new county be
established containing less than fbur hundred
From section two of the first article of the
constitution, strike nut the words, "of Me city
0 . 1 Philadelphia, and of each county respeeive
ly :" from section five, same article, strike out
the words, "of Philadelphia and of tlw several
counties ;" from section seven, same article,
strike out the words, "neither the city of Phila
delphia nor any," and insert in lieu thereof the
words, "and no;" sad strike out "seetion four,
sense article," and in lieu thereof insert the fol
" 1 8scriox 4. In the year one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-four, and in every seventh
year thereafter, representatives to the number
of one hundred, shall be apportioned and din
tribet..; equally, throughout the state, by dis
tricts, in proportion to the number of taxable
inhabitants in the several parts thereof; except
that any county containing at least three thou
sand five hundred taxables, may be allowed a
separate representation ; but no more than
three counties shall be joined, and no county
shall Li divided, in the formation of a district.
Any city containing a sufficient number of tax
ables to entitle it to at least two representatives
shall have a separate representation assigned
it, and shall be divided into convenient districts
of contiguous territory, of equal taxable popu
lation as near as may be, each of which dis
tricts shall elect one representative."
At the end of section seven, same article, in
vert these words, "the city of Pheladelphiashall
be divided into single senatorial districts, of
contiguous territory as nearly equal in taxable
population as possible ; but no ward shall be
divided in the formation thereof."
The legislature, at its first session, otter the
adoption of this amendment, shall divide the
city of Philadelphia into senatorial and repre
sentative districts, in the manner above provid
ed ; such districts to remain unchanged until
the apportionment in the year one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-four.
There shall be an additional section to the
first article of said constitution, which shall be
numbered and read as follows :
Sitericiir 26. The legislature shall have the
power to alter, revoke, or annul, any charter of
.acorporation hereafter con erred by, or under,
<my special, or general law, whenever iu their
opinion it may be injurious to the citizens of
the commonwealth ; in such manner, however,
that no injusticre shall be done to the corporat•
IN SENATE, March 27, 1857.
Resolved, That this resolution pass. On the
first amendment, yeas 24, nays 7 ; on the see.
and amendment, yeas 23, nays 8; on the third
amendment, yeas 24, nays 4 ; on the fourth a
mandment. yeas 23, nays 4.
(Extract from the Journal.]
GEO. W. HAMERSLY, Clerk.
IN THE Hots OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Resolced, That this resolution pass.lBs7.
first amendment, yeas 78, nays 12; on the sec
ond amendment, yeas 67, nays 34; on the third
amendment, yeas 72, nays 22 ; on the fourth
amendmept, yeas 83, nays 7.
[Eitraet fr'oin the Journal.]
JACOB ZEIGLER, Clerk.
Filed in Secretary's office, May 2, 1857.
A. G. CURTIN,
Secretary of the Commonwealth,
SECRETARY'S OFF CE,
HARRISBURG, June 22, 1857.
PENA' SIM VA N/A, SS:
Idu certify that the above and foregoing is
a true and correct copy of the original "Result,.
Con proposing amendments to the Constitution
of the Commonwealth," with the vote in each
branch of the Legislature upon the final pus.
sage thereof, no appears from the original, tin
file in this office.
In testimony whereof I have
I L. S. unto set my hand and caused tt, be At ,
fixed the seal of the Secretary's Of
See, the day and year above written.
A. G. CURTIN,
Secretory of the Commt.ecalth.
IN SENATE, March 27, 1857.
The resolution proposing amendments to the
Constitution of the Commonwealth being under !
On the question,
Will the Senate agree to the first amendment?
The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to
the provisions of the Constitution, and were as
YEAS—Messrs. Brewer, Browne, Coffey, Ely,
Evans, Fetter, Flenniken, Frazer, Ingrain, Jor.
don, Killinger, Knox, Lauhach, Lewis, Myer,
Scofield, Sellers,Shuntan, Steele, Straub, Welsh
Wilkins, Wright and Taggart, Speaker-24.
NAYS—Messrs, Crabb, Cresswell, Finney,
Gregg, Harris, Penrose and Souther -9.
So the question was determined in the affir.
On the question,
Will the Senate agree to the second amend.
The yealand nays were taken agreeably to
the provisions of the Constitution, sot were 118
YEAS — Messrs. Brewer, Browne Cresswell, :
Ely, Evans, Fetter, Finney, Flenni ken, Ingrain
Jordan, Knox, Laubach, Lewis, Myer Sellers,
Shuman, Souther, Steele, Straub, Welsh, Wil.
kips, Wright and Taggart, Speaker-23. Pennsylvania, es :
Nays _ m esNr..ottby, crow ,. , rnzer & .. h . ttg do certify that the above and foregoing is
So the question was determinea in th a z,,,ariii n red,
mative. wealth, as the same appears ou the Journals of
On the question,
Will the Senate agree to the third amend
ment ? this th' two liouesof the general Assembly of
Commonwealth for the session of 1857.
' Witness my hand and the seal of
The yeas and nays were
ewere t ta t ken agreeably to 1,„ S. I said otfice, this twenty.second day a
the one thousand eigle hundred Red
YEAS — Messrs. Brewer, Browne, Cresswellt Seerctary A. CURTI N,
eke Com monterallh,
Crabb, Ely, Evans, Flenniken, Frazer, Ingram, _
Jordan, Killinger, Knox, Lanham:li, Lewis, MY
er, Scofield, Sealers, Shufttan, Souther, Steele,
Straub, Welsh, Wilkins and Wright-24. '
NAYS—Messrs. Coffey, Gregg, Harris and
gellM question was determined in the afiir•
On the question,
Will the Senate agree to the fourth amend.
The yeas and nays were taker. agreeably to
the provisions of the Constitution, and were as
follows, viz :
YEAS—Messrs. Brewer, Browne, Coffer, Cr°.
well, Ely, Evans, Flenniken, Frazer, Ingram,
Killinger, Knox, Laubach, Lewis, Myer, Sco
field, Sellers, Shuman, Souther, Steele, Straub,
Welsh, Wilkins and Wright-23.
NAYS—Messrs. Cmbb, Finney, Jordan and
So the question was determined in the riffle.
Is Tile Horse OF REPREBENTATIVES,
April 29, 1857.
The resolution proposing amendments to the
Constitution of the Commonwealth being nu•
On the question,
Will the House agree to the first amendment?
The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to
the provisions of the Constitution, and were as He sunk before my earnest face,
follows, vie : He vanished quite nt,ny,
YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Arthur, Backhouse Aud Hu
uhu ., uu ,
his p , atee
Ball, Beck, Bishop, Bower, Brown, Calhoun, !
Campbell, Chase, Cleaver, Crawford, Dickey, Betw,en air and the day
Ent, Eyster, Fausold, Foster, Gibboney, (iildra, I So r b -inn in Mribe us dumb—
Hamel, Harper, Heins, Hiestand, Hill, Hike. I.i •N, : 111 rvry 'not,
sae, Hoffman, (Berks,) lmbrie ' limes, Jacobs, „ i „ ,„;„ ni o
etroß is oyes
Jenkins, Joh., Johnson, Kauffman, Kni_hi,
Kerr, Leisenrinft, Longaker, Lovett, Mann • ,! In n.• •
Mangle, bl'Calmont, M'llvain, Moorhead, M-ow.
ma, Musselman, Nichols, Nichoh.on,
cher, Pearson, Peters, Petrikin, Ptmnall, Nor. lett *tor g.
cell, Ramsey, (Philadelphia,) Itatnsey, (Port.,)
Renmer. Reed, Roberts, R4p, Shtv,‘
Smith, (Cambria,) Smith, (Centre,) Stevenson,
Tolan, Vail, Vanvoorhis, Vickers, Voeghley,
Walter, Westbrook, Wharton, Williston, With.
erow, Wright, Zimmerman and Get; Speaker
NAYs--Messrs. Backus, Benson, Dock, Ham•
ikon, Hancock, Hine, Boffin., (Lebanon) Le.
bo, Struthers, Thorn, Warner and Wintrode
So the question was determined in the afl'ir•
On the question,
Will the House agree to the second amend•
The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to
the provisions of the Constitution, .d were as
follows, viz :
YEAS—Messrs, Anderson, Backhouse, Ball,
Beck, Bower, Calhoun, Campbell, Carty, Hut,
Fausold, Foster, Gildea, Hamel, Harper,
Heiatand, Hilieges, Holtman, (Berks.) House.
keeper, Imbrie, loses, Jenkins, Jokes, Johnsen
Kauffman, Knight, Leisenring, Lutigaker, Ln
vett, Manear, Mangle, SFllvain, Moorhead,
Musselmaii, Nichols, Nicholson, Nunnemacher,
Pearson, Peters, Petrikin, Pownall, Purcell,
(Philadelphia,) Ramsey, (York,) Rea.
suer, Roberts, Rupp, Shaw, Sloan, Tulsa, Vail.
Vueghley, Walter, Westbrook, Wharton, Zim
merman and Getz, Speaker-57.
Auguatinei Backus.Backus.Benaon, Bishop, Brown, Chase, Cleaver, Craw
ford, Eyster, Gibboney, Hamilton, Hancock,
Hill, Rine, Hoffman, (Lebanon,) Jacobs, Kerr,
Lebo, hi'Calmont, Mumma, Reed, Smith, (Cam.
bria,) Smith, (Centre,) Stevenson, Struthers'
"LIMIT AND UNION, NOW AND POREM, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
UNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1857.
__ _ . ___
onseller _ __. _ . ________ . - . __7.7._ - 7
Thorn, Vanvoorhis, V
7717 --- 71277 ickers, Wag, 'Silly child that. I tun !' she said. hastily ing. 'Perhaps he will go to the theatre,'
Warner, Wintrode, Witherinv and Wright-34.
So the question was determined in the far- „.i, n „,,. her e y es,
.Two years a wife, and she thought ; that it was an opera night,
maiive• still so childish I I'll dry my tears and be and thrt he had always expressed a wish
On the question,
no longer foolish. And yet, would ho 'to see Madame Grisi.
Will the House agree to the third amend.
meat ? . have gone away so coolly a year ago, for The evening breeze at last drove her
The ',ea and nays were taken agreeably t o no reason, except that be 'liked to go, oc. from the window ; and, lighting the lamp,
viz t visienh of the Constitution, and were as casionally ?' Is he tiring of me ? me—who ; she sought the 'Amusement' of a daily pa
t EAS--Messrs. Anderson, Backhouse, Ball, i meant to be to him one of the best of wives I per, and found that Grisi would appear in
Beek, Benson, Bower, Brown, Calhoun, Camp- : and make his home like no other place on 'Lucrrzia Borgia.'
bell, Chase, Cleaver, Crawfbr, Dickey, Eyster, !
Hamel, mr. earth—t hat he must leave me for so paltry 'Ali II am glad of that William will
Ent, Fausuld, Foster, Gihhoney,
per, Hein s , Hiestand, Hill, Elillegas, Hoffm an , I a reason 1' And pretty Mrs. Stanley enjoy it highly.' Self forgetful. she did
lierks,) Hoffman, (Lebanon,) Housekeeper, ' looked quite dejected, as she went about did not lament that she could not be there,
mbrie, Inner, Jacobs, Johns, Johnson, Kauff. ,
man, Kerr, Lebo, Longaker, Lovett. Manear, , her work, and sought to drown her uplea- too; but she pictured the gay scene, and
Mangle, WCalmont, Moorhead, Mumma, Ales- sant thoughts in the performance of daily ; wns happy in William's supposed Kapp'!
Selman, Nichols, Nicholson, Nunnema cher, s.
Pearson, Peters, Petrikin, Po:mill, Purcell, ours .
Ramsey, (York,) Scooter, Reed, Rupp, Shaw, I William Stanley took the next train for A few es Kinley's "S's
Skim, Smith, (Cambria,) Smith, (Centre,) Ste- town, telling his wife, with a good •humor- Tragedy," toscen sad in
that she gs could roadaint but
season. Teton, Vail, Vonvoorhis, Voeghley, .
d yetmeaningsmile, that he should 'be I a fete scenes ; and lastly , in accordance
Vickers, Wagonseller, Westbrook, Williston, e '
§peakWitherew, Wright, Zimmerman and Getz, back again qoite as soon as she would be i with smother old fashioned motion, a chap.
glad to see him.' , ter in lie Bible ; and thus Alm Stanley
NAYS—Messrs. Arthur, Augustine. Beek..
Bishop, Carty, Duck, Gildea, Flamilron. Ilan.. 'Gone I' She ejaculated ; and for how , ended her first day alone.
cold, nine, Jenliins; Knight, Leiset•ritig. it II- lung a thne I know no t . Bow dreary the. I Few of us eon retneinie, ever having
van,. Ramsey, (Philndelphia.) Roberts, S:retit. ,
noust• seems ! And how shall I seetel 3 , 1 ...se I iron lir, i •ri stieressain evactly alike
err, Thor., Walter, Warner, Vetartonund Witt. • •
!rude-22. the,e wi•ary days? Aly hau ee , .:, ..; • e
s;; the killvSliOß woe determined in the tillir• little, and, note only wy,e.! ~, v
U;, d. l cation, li . will take but n few wir, of the t•' v •• •'
V. lit the House a/rec to the fourth amend. tlle see !
meet 7 I'll take up SOUP' ant y •.: 1 •.
The yeas to,' ones were taken agreeably to occupations
the provisions of the Constitution, and were as that never was finished ; that 1......: , ii. ,• v i ,
ing of the old homestead, 'het I war to ti ~ s 0 ;;aa e,,, ~, .. ..
Yzas—Messrs. Anderson, Arthur, Bodies, •
lutenod t f I•ht h ; k ; • • I' . ~ I r •ceired
Backhouse, Ball, Beek, Benson Bishop. Bow- ! cern P - ''''!"'"' ware !" call.: ' le '
er, Brown,Calhoun, Campbell. Carte, Chasa, chief, half hemstitched, for mother: itri:i Ve!..y little tnea :he littj ti„ the odd jolts
Cleaver, rawford, Dickey, Ent. Eyster, Fain , then those songs that William bought for she had planned. list the wersted work
old, Foster, Gibboney, Gildea, Hamel, Harper,'
Heins, Hiestand, Hill, Hillegas, Hoffman, (Le-, me, the other day. Alt ! I will finish !vas finished, and the pencil drawing
button,) Hoffman, (Berks,) Housekeeper, lm. these odd jobs. Then they will be off my ! commenced.
brie, Inner, Jacobs, Jenkins, John., Johnson, •
d Ish a llh bil l
nand, an be so busy .at t 1a r. On the third day, the parlor was strewn
Kauffman, Kerr, Lebo, Leisenring, Longaker,
Lovett, Mayear, Mamie, M'Calmont, svit ee i n , i not have time to be miserable. What a ! with drawing materials. wurking-cotton,
Mumma, Musselinan, Nichols, Nicholson, Nn- happy thought ! Now, if I were a Teal etc.; and slight showers kept Mrs. Stanley
nernacher. Pearson, Peters, PetrikinPownall,
heroine. I should lie on the lounge all day i n doors, and busy.
Purcell, Ramey, (York,) Ramsey, (Philadel-
phin,) Reamer, Reed, Roberts, Rupp, Shaw, en dishabille, with not a thou for any. 1 '
Sloan, Smith, (Cambria,) Smith, (Centre,) Ste. g Oh, this hemstitching is getting tire
venson, l'olan, Vail, Vanvoorhis, Voeghley, -
thing but myself—thinking all the me, some ! I tA ould not make mamma a pro-
Vickers, Wage-unifier, W al ter, Warner, Weat. that 'I would not, if I c - •ultl, be gay.' No, sent that has cost me any unpleasant hours.
brook, Wharton, Williston, Witherow, Zimmer no; nothing of that kind w;11 do for nte. ! I'll ley it aaide, for a time. I'll draw a
man and Getz. Speaker-83.
NAYS — Messrs. Dock, Hamilton, Hancock, 'Away with melancholy !" song the little little while. No ; I'll look at those songs.
Struthers, Thorn, Wintrode and Wright -7. lady. us she took the duster, and i r eroded Yes ;at this one ' And, seating herself at
SO theve. question was determined in the tar. to dust the twirler. , the piano, she opened Mendelssohn's beau.
11, r morning worked finished, she went tiful little song, "Far Away :"
up-stairs into the little anterroom, where :"0 far away I'll fly in dreaming,
• things long forgotten were stored Opening ' wi l 2 o er e e ve tilul . ,!J; l ; g t 7:;,',,,,, aro g l eam i ng,
an old trunk, she ! s eated herself on a small ' And foaming brooks go lake
cloth and the gay worsteds with whin the 1 Time shall not nioielhO to comp , - -
The sight of these renewed many youthful
Charmed by the influence of the words
ottoman cover was to have been worked. 07 ,i l l ie t t i r o ts .
days, end she searched On. trunk to the u ro n t a u l r te n r? , d are ream niti.,
elbow upon the music-desk, and fell to
had been forgone', stare she lelt lice child•
thinking. She was aroused by a touch
bet inn, to se e whin el,. it might h.ild that and the music, Mrs. Stanley leaned her
hood's home. Eder, star a bundle 01 let
upon her shoulder, and a kiss upon her
'Oh. VVilliam ! is that you ?• How you
frightened me ! I did not expect you so
SECRETARY'S OFF CF,
HARRISEURU, June 22, 1857.
There came a giant to my door,
A giant fierce and strung;
His step seas • heavy on the floor, •
His arm were ten yards long,
Ho ecrowled and frowned he shook the
I trembled through and through—
At length I looked him in the face
And cried; "Who cures for you?"
The mighty giant as I spoke,
Grew pale and thin and small,
And through his bAy, as t'weie smoke,
I saw the sunshi le fall,
His hl"ad•red eyes tamed blue as skies,
He whispered soft and low—
"Is thin," I cried, with glowing pride,
"Is this the mighty foe?"
THE WIFE'S EXPEHI ,ENI'
This is a story of a new but unpateuted
and most successful experiment at house
cleaning, which, we f el assured, will be
read with interest by those lady-readers,
who—like us of the coarser sex—think
house-cleaning a periodical plague—worse
it possible, than the dreary days of old
fashioned soap making.
'Well, my dear,' said William Stanley
to his wife, '1 think, if you will get out
my portmanteau, and fill it, I will run off
to town for a few days.'
, Ah !' said Mrs Stanley, arching her
eye brcitvs. 'On business I'
not particularly,' he replied. 'I like
to go, occasionally ; and I suppose that this
week .vould be quite as convenient a time,
all things considered, as I could choose.'
So, with the belief that . William had
something to call hint from hone that he
did not care to trouble her about, like the
trusting, confiding, trusting wife, that she
was, she packed the portmuuteau. dropping
ititu u. one itern that had nut been called
for—a tear, shed et the thought of he! po
tel from her trchismiii.itos, full of dimion
siraiions of lasting . rriemkiitp,—friendship
that had not outlived the poor little note
[roper that had testified to its existence.
Opiming them, she became absorbed in
their contents, arid hour after hour rolled
'Well, well, I have had two pleasant
hours, and 1 have lived over some happy
days,' said Mrs. Stanley. 'After dinner I
will svrtairily commence the work I have
Ali the afternoon, her fingers flew mer
rily over the canvass, and at evening the
task was nearly completed.
.One hour more of work, and there will
be one bit more of furniture to surprise
William with when he comes home. Let
me sea; that wilt probably be in about four
or five days. Oh, dear, what a long time I
I know I shall Lave the blues before he
gets home. Well, I will try and keep
them off with ernpl,i in •itt 'l'h•ite is that
tulip.bed to be wit:6-d. de it now.
Weeding is hard wet.'
Mrs. Stanley worked moil, for We
sho knew' she could work no !Li,
viol; into the house, she
the western bow window, mid, shotiier
knitting work, prepared fur an hour of twi
light rest and meditation. 1 city title
would have smiled at the homely occupa•
Lion that busied her fingers; but our little
heroine was country-bred, and had many
old-fashioned notions, that made her a hap
pier woman than she might otherwm have
been. The soft clicking of knitting nee
dles has something in its sound peculiarly
quieting and soothing. Busy people some
times have the feeling that they cannot sit
and fold their hands, even when they wish
to think. Let me assure my lady friends
that, with a half-knit stocking in their fin
gers, all such feelings will vanish. They
will have the happy consciousness that
they are rdoiag smelt ing ;' and that goes
a great way in 'nuking up the, happinesss
of some lives Instead, therefore. of lean
jug her head upon her hand. and then ga
zing out into the night, as heroines of ro
mance are wont to do, at the twilight hour
our heroine wok her knitting work, and,
soling in an easy chair, looked quietly at
the fading sunset, at the slowly descending
ew ifinpn, and the bright stars that came
nut one by one. Very beautiful the tho't
the scene. And then she wondered.wtere
William was, and what he might be dn.
~~ ~• .1
1 1 ,11 vn
, Ah ! then it was not my return you
were awaiting? Hey, toy dear 1'
Mrs, Stanley blushed; but her face told
the truth—.Whuse return rhould she be
waiting for ?'
yes,' said William, 'but /have not
been among .everlasting snows' and 'foam.
'Well, well ; have it as you please, sa id
htn wife, 'only I pm so glad you are here !
But how did you get in without my know
ing it t'
Charles Trainor is au Englishman, 81 used any untitode. and only did so because
years old, 5 ft. 6 inches high, and weigh, the remedy is not hard to take. The dog
140 ponds. lie has lately walked in two died in great agony in a few hours after
matches in California, in both of which ' he was bitten.
he came off victor. His last walk was The custom of domesticating the ra t _
115 consecutive hours against time. tlesnake is not so common among our
- ••• .10 mountaineers as it was in former years.—
Public Opinion of Crime. The people of the mountain are itnprevi-
There are just three stages of popular
ous to the bite of the rattlesnake and other
excitement over a great crime.
venomous reptiles, and domesticate and
First the bloodthirsty, which is for sei.
use them for many purposes. They are,
zing somebody on the lightest suspicion however, beginning
to abandon the ens
and stringing him up on the nearest tree.
tom. There are a great many families in
Or it is for poking hurt into the fire with
the country that have already abandoned
pitchforks, because •'hanging is toe good
the use of them altogether. Some of us
for him." This lasts till the culprit is un
have not had pet rattlesnakes for years,
der seteence, lock and key.
and indeed the time is not far distant
Then the compassionate, when jurors %
when but few families in the county will
sign petition tor his pardon, and judges
continue to domesticate them.
reg ret.the sev..rity of the sentence 1 when
Ohe t unkeys praise his gentlemanly manners ! A Pro Slavery Preacher in a Prediaa
'Oh, .out of sight, out of mind,' you
.Cruel om,' she said, 'you know noth•
ing aboLt it. Look around the room, and
see how Mad 1 have tried to keep busy,
aid MA to mroo 10111,011110.'
iihroi.lory., , icing, reading,
•ic !•• Lt. .nu k , lIINV ;Ilan I landed that
.1 . nut !wen vastly dither-
'II a yvar pg.; al this
so, she repli,d
14 1 ,1,-ti , ;lint I hnJ not for
gotten it,' nazi her hubliand. 'Scrubbing
and cleaning week, was it not 1'
'Perhaps so,' she said. 'What made
'Why, I set it down in my memory as
the unhappiest week I had known since
our inairiuge,' he replied ; 'so this year
I resolved to be out of the way while the
'three days' revolution was taking place ;
so I forced myself off to town.'
.oh, William, had ynu told me this be
fore, you need not have gone, end I should
have been spared some sad thoughts, and
some sad tears—some, not many mind
.Ah I how is that ?' be enquired.
have attended to no house-cleaning
since you left,' she replied.
'lndeed I' he said. alien the evil day
to put o6l'
-Not so,' she replied. have no evil
day. this year I resolved to have no
more hopse•cleaning periods, but to put
the house in order in the most quiet way
possible—doiug a little of the till-impor•
tant bouse•cleaning every day, until all
was completed, in order so save all this
' disagreeable bustle and confusion. An I Cuming, anything removed, except it be a
, i hour or two every morning I have given I little front the outside heel. Th 3
to it ; and it seems as if it had gone off with form should only be touched to remove
the help of magic. I like it so well that any cut or ragged portions. The burs—
t I think I ought to take out a patent for my those angular ridges that lie between the
, new homcepathic treatment of the annual frog and heels—should be left at their full
• disease—house•cleaning.' leng:h, and the sole between them and the
'Do so, best of wives,' said her husband, i wall of the heel thinned down so tar
'and it shall cure ma of my roving habits, , least as to prevent the possibility of its
of which I'm glad to he free; for, if ever a , descending on the shoe. The solo at the
a man had cause to say, 'There is no place toe, where it has the protection of the
home,' it is your happy William. shoe, should be thinned out till it can h.
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made to yieldto the pressure of the thumb`
I The crust should be shortened back in
front, a notch taken out for the reception
A Walking Match. , of the upturned tip, and its whole lower
The new York Tiines of June lit,
surface, where it scats upon the shoe,
made plain and level. This is a most um
walking match which cares oil at that
gives the following account of a great
j portant point. Thu weight of the horse
is supported by the attachment of the
bone to the inside wall of the hoof,
. - -
A ismut a month ago some of the leading
he lima by which the connection is form
spotting men of this city got up a walk. i
cd, pertnitting of a very perceptible a.
mount of motion on the parts. It is con-
champions,het:ei..n th e t; i v , n k widely
l,ee known ,,i :
sistant with this that the rest of the hoof
Charles Trainer. • The match was fur
upon the shoe should be greatest at the
Slcuit a care ; the one that gave out first
inner edge of the crust rather than' the.
went to 54 , 1). roil. down. or tumbled off the
plank, to lose the money. 'lbe place se-
lot the march was in a hall in 1 ; outside, so as tl give the weight the most
direct support. In the soooped-out from
Avenue. A platform forty feet long ' shoe and foot, where the bearing of the
and live feet wide was constructed along
one upon the other is by the extreme out.
the hall. A partition ran through the
I er edges, this is widely departed from,
centre of this platform, leaving, for each I and the facts are seen in the broken twist
contestant a plank of thirty inches in ,
ed, and contracted ed , j;es and heels produ
width. 1 cede When the fore-shoes are made with.
out a seat, as in the case of having the
The walking was commenced last Mon-1
side next the ground concaved, the same
day night at 7 o'clock, and was kept up
till A. M., last Pridny—eighty five holds good with respect to the flattering
and level of the crust, but the sole re
hours in all—when Trainor pulped off
quires to be more cleaned out so as to pre
the plant:, and Mickey Free was declared
victor. Hosts of sportsmen visited the vent its descent upon the shoe.
hall during the continuance of the match,' Snakes.
and many bete were made and lost upon The editor of the Johnstown Echo is
the result.--During the last three hour.. 'some' on snakes. Listen to this
that Trainor kept on the plank, be was EOM ESTIVATE D RATTLE SNA RES
completely out of his head, and did not Mr, James ilummer, of Summerhill
know where he was. He would walk a this county, was bitten by a pet rattlesnake
few steps, then jump up and down, and in three places on the hand, on Thursday
laugh out violently. Finally in one of lust. Mr. Plummer has severalpet rattle
' MreS7' 7 4 . ifenbbn tlitt-rcf annlron. nna
ing with the dense crowd ie conetaat attend- the dwelling of Mr. on Thursday, and
ance, kept the air exceedingly impure, approached one of the children in a sav
and made it more trying for the contereants age mood, when tho snake attacked the
'hail it would otherwise have been. dog in a violent manlier. Mr. P., in res•
Mickey Free is an Irishmen, 38 years cuing the dog from the coils and fangs
old, 5 ft. 5 inches high, and weighing 1:28 of the soak, was bitten on the hand in
pounds. Mickey has been the champion three places by the enraged pet. Mr.
of several walking matches, fie walked Plummer at ones sucked the poison 'from
1000 miles in 1000 consecutive hours, in j the wounds, and drank a pint of brandy
Ise, in Jersey City. At the Zoological which is an infallible remedy for oven
Garden, in Dublin, he walked 1100 miles those who arc not impervious to tho bite
in 1100 consecutive hours. iof the rattlesnake. Mr. P. need not have
eler,y um. ni repentant spirit; when
boys Linty obktiu his autograph and wo-
mei! tr, iire up kicks of his ham 'these
are the time.: that try the souls of Govern
And then the contemptuous, which, if
dead, &weir, over his coffin ; illiving. bids
him go starve out of the way of honest
men, and rails at the Executive and Ju.
diciol clemency which is just before be
This 'a the history of every murder
caso from Abel down to Burdell. The
public always hates criminals before con,
viction, pities them when convictbd, and
scorns them when set five. ilVe do riot
quarrel with human nature for its fickle
phases ; we must not take it as it in. But
it should be the watchful care of the min
isters of law that they are not hurried by
the first, cajoled by the second, or harden
ed by the third.
The Science in Hone Shoeing.
An essay on the mechanism of horse
shoeing has been published by Mr. M. A.
Cuming, of St. John's, N. 13, containing
much that is unique and useful on that
subject, considered both mechanically and
anatomically. The back parts of the hoof
having less growth and more wear on them
than the lore, seldom require, nays Mr.
Rev. Dr. Ross, of Alabama, preached
lately in a Cleavelaud pulpit, wherein he
had the following experience :
'.The distinguished gentleman, forget
ting that the hymn books in that part of the
country had not been 'revised and correct
ed' to suit the peculiarities of pro.slavery
religion, opened the book lying upon the
desk and commenced reading a hymn at
random, The first tour verses went o@
swimingl) , brt on coming to the sth, the
readers fete turned suddenly the color o:
blood beef, and his voice sank almost to a
whisper. What was the matter! The
congregation referred to their hymn books
when a broad smile ran like a wave of
mirth all over the house—old deacons
bit their lips and strove to look grave and
the younger class of the congregation al
most laughed right out. "The last verse
prounced a curse upon the oppressor, and
breathed a prayer for the suffering bond
man." Shades of the Supreme Court
nod the Fugitive Law ! what a position
eras that for a !Meister who openly con
tends that slavery is.of God, and sanction
ed and sanctified by Heaven! The Rev
gentleman was fora moment nonplussed—
the situation was uncommonly tight—but
he rallied, and proved himself equal to the
occasion, by shouting to the singers with
a lane like an Indian summer sunset after
storm, "you will please omit the