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WILLIAM BREWSTER, 1 EDITORS.
SAM. G. WHITTAKER, J
The Lawyer's Stratagem.
VERSIFIED BY DROWN.
A gay young spark who long had sighed,
To take an heiress for his bride,
Though not in vain he had essayed
To win the favor of the maid,
Yet rearing from his humble station,
To meet her father's cold negation,
Made up his mind without delay
To take the girl and run away I
A pretty plan—what could be finer ?
Bat as the maid was yet a minor,
There still remained this slight obstruction
Ile might•be punished for "abduction I"
Accordingly, he thought it wise
To see the squire and take advice—
A cunning knave who loved a trick
As well as fees, and skilled to pick,
Ai lawyers can, some latent flaw,
To help a client cheat the law.
Before him straight the case was laid,
Who, when the proper fee was paid,
Conceived at once a happy plan,
And thus the counsellor began :
Young man, no doubt your wisest course
In this I—to night you get a horse,
And let your lady love get on ;
As soon as ever that is done,
You get on too—but, hark ye, mind,
She rides before ; you ride behind;
And thus, you see, you make it true,
The lady runs away with you
That very night he got the horse,
And put the lawyer's plan in force,
Who found nest day—no laughing matter—
The truant lady was his daughter I
When lawyers counsel craft and guile,
It may sometimes, be worth the while,
If they'd avoid the deepett shames,
To ascertain the parties nausea.
FROM NEW GRENADA,
Geology of the Gold Regions—The Gust
ca Hills—Curious Excavations—River
trashings—"The Busia"—Old Span
ish Crushing Mills—Quartz Rocks,
We publish below extracts from another
letter from Dr. WILLIAM GRAVIUS, physi
cian to the New Grenada Mining Compa
ny, to a medical friend in Philadelphia.
ft will be found full of interest to the man
of science and to those who would know
the appearance of the country and the
itutnner of obtaining gold in that region :
COCUYAS DE VERAGUA,
New Granada, May 12, 1857. S
In my last I promised to give you some
account of gold mining here, and matters
connected with it. This will interest you
the more as you say you are now engaged
in the study of mineralogy. This science,
with its kindred one, geology, has much
to do with ascertaining the localities of all
the metals. Each one of these seems to
have its chosen house in some of the dif
ferent formations of which the earth's crust
is composed. Some of them extend over '
a wider range of these formations than oth
ers. Iron presents a sample of this more
general distribution. Gold ocoupies the
place of the opposite extreme, and is found
is a spry limited variety of geological po.
salons, and associated with a comparative
ly small number of minerals.
The gold region of Veraguas possesses
in a very high degree all the geological
features characteristic of the best gold•pro
ducing countries in the world, while gran
ite does not appear, so far as I can learn,
even in the highest range of the Andes, in
this district. The whole body of the
mountains is composed of rocks not differ
ing very much from it in composition, nor
even in structure. They present a strange
union of the peculiarities of the old volca
nic and metamorphic rocks, as they are
described by Sir Charles Lyell, Like the
former, they are composed of hornblende,
feldspar, and other volcanic minerals uni
ted in varying proportions, forming differ
ent varieties of green stone and hornblende
rocks. Like the latter, they are more or
less distinctly stratified.
After the last ranges of Andes proper
have been left, as you approach the Carri
bean Sea, the ridges and hills change their
geological character and the rock becomes
desidedly volcanic. It is that variety of
trap called (and mast appropriately so)
clink-stone. In addition to these, both on
the mountain ranges and the lower hills,
there are many other minerals correspond
ing to the relative formations of each, as I
have mentioned them; but they are of no
importance as to the subject on which I
now write, however interesting they may
be to you as a mineralogist. Those desig
nated play the essential parts in all that
concerns the glittering metals. In the
first place, thousands of yenrs ago, when
the earth was "being built," quartz, mol
ten in the great furnace below, and bearing
in ire bosom pure gold, or united with cop-
per or iron, in the form of sulphates, was This gradual descent is continued until he where along the course of the main stream (For the Huntingdon Journal.] instead of wafting us from place to place, I How the "Maine Law" Has Worked.
thrown by some tremendous force into cre- reaches the basement rock. H ere he finds and it s t r ibutari e s even to the tops of th e EDUOATION.--No. 1. at the rate of forty miles an hour, and in. I The Maine law has been fairly tried in
vices or dykes in the greenstone rocks of gravel and boulders of hornblende rock, ; highest peaks, proves the truth, of tradi. of steed of possessing that endless variety of seven States of the American Union, and •
the mountain. These are termed veins, and others, which were carried down from' ties. The government record of the in- machinery, by which the hard labor of mil. in every ono .it has proved a complete
MESSRS EDITO —As educat i on •
the firs[ importance Rs
' in ou e üblicr;n F orm
and they vary in width from a few inches the mountain, and deposited before the pe- I come derived ft om a three per cent tax on
of lions is performed, would have been all failure. From the eastern boundary of
to many feet. These veins generally ex: lied of the volcanic action which forms gold, removes, all shadow of doubt. The
P government foun
der u p on reram D e i n vin a e institution, gavera restin ". lost in useless vapor. In the absence of Maine to the western line of Michigan it
tend to the surface of the earth, except the hills. Beneath this, should he have only question which remains is this :
maril upon Divine authority , and d g e Pen- education, electricity, instead of bearing has not permanently closed a single grog
where covered by alluvial deposits. When been so fortunate as to select a spot where Have all large depositories of gold been
dent upon Y
the Omnipotent artn for P . our softest whisper to friends at the die- , shop. In Rhode Island there are three
they have been exposed to the action of the basement rock has had a form suited found and their contents obtained 'I Ihave laity, the ultimate end of trainingshould be lance of thousands of miles, in a single ino- grog-shops to day where there was
the water and the atmosphere, for many for retaining the gold washed into it, in its travelled along the bed of the river , in t meat, would have been glaring in the Hee, ,but one when the law was enacted.—
propitiate the Divine owes and secure
ages, the quartz matrix disintegrates and crevices and opockets," mingled with sand that part in which gold is most found, and yens, only a terrific phenomena to the tin. In Maine the law has been repealed.—
t e hefosteri care of that P . God ' whose
liberates the gold which it held. It is pos- gravel and earth, he will find what he so my impression is, that few rich spots have
is v life, and whose frown is death, to inche- tutored inhabitants of our world. With- , And we know that the law was a dead
Bible, and I believe it probable, that, at the anxiously sought, This is scraped care- I escaped being plundered. There are two out education, be it remembered, that in- letter in nearly every school district in
ideals as well as nations.
time the molten mass which composed the fully together with an iron instrument, 'or three which bear indications of con- stead of those kind parents and guardians Maine for at least two years before it was
Human Government , because in some
vein was ejected to the surface, the larger sharpened much like a tenaculurn, called m I twining some wealth, which seem not to who have provided us with comfortable repealed. There are not ten temperance
messes of gold contained in it, acted on by an ealm measure left in the hands of men in ala
acarfe," and placed in a "batten ," have been attempted. One called the "be o • P' 1 homes and spent the energies of their lives men in any single town or city in New
ed condition, must be Imerfect. And as ..
the same force, but having a greater mo- termed in California vernacular a "wash- sin," owned by the company, bade de ft - promoting our happiness, we wo'd have England who will raise a fi nger to enforce
that imperfection can onl ybe meliorated or m
mentum, on account of its high specific pan," (the wooden bowl I mentioned be• ance to all the means of the. Spaniards or ' come into being under the control of say- the Maine liquor law. The law has been
removed byintellectual or moral trainine
gravity, were thrown clear off from the fore.) This is carried to the mouth of the natives to explore it. There are many age monsters, and might have been o ff er- ,on the statute-book of this State, with an
or by both— and
quartz, on the surface of the earth, and guaca, when water is added to it. By an pools throughout the course of the river, ed to sacri fi ce by parental hands, in order , interruption of only three or four months,
,in the perpetuity of our Union, wi th all the
exposed to the light of day. Hence the exceedingly skillful movement of the bowl, but this is called, emphatically, " th e bet- to propitiate imaginary demons, destitute I ever since July, 1852. During the last
blessings flowing from it, we would respec t
large masses of gold, weighing many acquired only by long practice, a rotary sin." I have never seen anything bear- of a single benevolent attribute. Instead two years not four rumsellers have been
fully ask leave to employ a few columns f imprisoned under it, and we are confident
pounds, which have frequently been round. motion is communicated to its contents, ing the slightest resemblance to it. It is ; your valuable paper, for the publics ion of of those teachers who have kindly taken
This gold, when once freed, is carried by which permits the gold to sink to the bot- “sui generis." It is formed of solid rook us by the hand, and lend us to the fountain that not more than six warrants have been
two or three short articles n e r n the sub'ect
violent rains into mountain torrents, and tom During the continuance of this roe and has the shape of a "square elbow," of kn )ledge, and kindly labored for the issued. The Maine law in Rhode Island
of Education. And we ma ke this req uest :
by these deposited in the beds of rivers or Lary motion, there is also added aqilting both arms being nearly equal in length— I development of those powers with which had not only the effect of multiplying
because we fear that tt very importa nt tart
on the plains below. 'Phis forms what is movement, which throws the water front I about forty feet. The sides are smooth a benevolent Creator has endowed us ,we grog-shops to an indefinite extent, but it
of the very essence of education Y
is either l
called "wash gold," and is the same which the battea, carrying with it the lighter I perpenaicular rocks, running to the height I would have been left like the wandering has caused a general spirit of resistance
neglected or left in the back ground, which
Yielded so .many fortunes in California, gravel and earth, By repeating this oper. of misty feet above the water. They ex... - - i • Bedouin, the South African, or the inhab- to all excise law, and indeed has been a
i •is not less absurd than to suppose that mat•
and is still as productive in Australia. atlas several times, nothing remains be- tend below the Wise' of the water at least items of Prince Williams' Lund, to drag most efficacious cause of the general in
ter could subsist without its own substance .
To give a correct understanding of what hind but the fine gold. If the washer twenty feet. Above this height of solid • Webster defines education to be that
out a miserable existence, unfit to enjoy subordination of the community to laws
the trap rock has to do with this "wash possesses the necessary skill, nothing is rock—on the side towards the mountain— the beauties of creation, so profusely scat- 'of all kind. The general defiance of the
series of instruction and discipline which
gold" and to give a clearer insight into the, is lost, even should the gold have the fine- a spur or ridge projected upwards for tired around us e and entirely destitute or late excise law in New York city and else
is intstv:, : to enlig hten the understandin
nature of the peculiarities of this region, mess of dust. . 1 many feet, at a small angle of inclination '''' those high anticipations of that future hap i where would not now be witnessed if the
correct the t tenper, and form the manners i
as a mining one, I must extend my geolo. Do not suppose, from my description, from the perpendicular. This spur occu- pness which tends to smooth for us and ; friends of the Maine law had not set the
and habits of you h, and fit them for use
gical descriptions, or in this case, I may that the miner stops when he re " And he
aches the pies the angle made by the arms of the render tolerable the rugged pathway down 1 example of disregard of the rights of the
fulness in their future stations.
the evening of life. And instead of wor.4, people in their unconstitutional scheme and
rather say, speculations, a little further. pane. On the contrary, his work is only "elbow." At the outlet of the basin the
add that .to ive children a cod educes
Let your imagination take wing, and fly then fairly begun. He pushes his explo. sides or walls are suddenly depresssed, so shipping in the temple of the living God, • bud not created a habit of disobedience by
back through ages more than I should like rations in every direction. Should one that the water spreads out to a greater , tion s' itl manners. rt - rtsan I scienc e, g is int me
we might have been worshipping in a Ma• their unwise project —Providence Jour
tane to give them a reli ious education •
. . 1s hommatan Mosq ie, the heathen Pagoda, nal.
to mention, The continent has been up- course not yield hint, favorable indications width below. Above, the river leaps
indispensable, ' and an immense responsibil
or at the shrine of the Grand Lama.
heaved, and the huge forms of the Andes he tries another and another. Undaunted down in a succession of cascades, until it
ity rests upon parents and guardians who . Another Riot in New York.
tower far above their old ocean beds. Down by failure, and a stranger to despondency, ' reaches the inlet of this basin, where it But we only intend to suggest to youth
ful minds a hint of the benefit and blessing About 11 o'cleck last night a riot took
neglect these duties." And we write be About sides washes many a roaring torrent, he surrenders himself, body and soul, to rushes over enormous rocks and plunges place i ' '
cause t ' ve fear's ere vatting neglect of the i n Fh iv eenth street, between a party
carrying in its bright waters a golden bur the fascinations of the ee etch. With the twenty feet below The depth of the o a correct education, If time will eer
iest mentioned element of education l of rowdies belong in g to the Eleventh ward
m t, in our next, we will endeavor to bring
known as the "Blu g es," and a party from
den. This reaches the plain below and is stern passion of the gambler, he has in • water at the falls is about twenty feet,
into prominent view the proper source of
our admirable system of universal eclu l •
deposited in sluggish water-courses. or is flexible faith in the final ascendency of his which gradually diminishes until at the
all sound, patriotic and liberal training. the Seventeenth ward,.known as the "For
cation. If common schools, academies and
deep pools or lakes. Again, the earth. as star. An examination of any •igutica outlet it is not more than four or five feet
colleges are a sufficient guarantee for the, July 16, 1857. H. C. B.
__._........e,e-ss ty Thieves." O ffi cer Van Arsdale, on
if grown weary of inactivity, commences', hill" would convice any one of this. The ' deep. What 1 hive described is situated
safety of our free institutions.civil and re.
!igloos, alley,' forebodings would be at an ' heiring, of the affair, went to the spot with
her struggles. and another upheaval takes hill on which Cocuyas stands is one of in a deep ravine, only accessible by a oar- . eight men, and was immediately vet upon
place, and the plains that existed between , this character. I t is penetra te d h e all di. row, winding pnth down the precipitous end s all we would have to do would ha to' by ayel wo pu ttioar with atones an.! trioh
thp ~,,,,, of +h.,..„
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, foster and increase them, in order to secure hats. They succeeded in arresting two o f
disappeared, and in its place area number I gee rose the bowels of the earth, Long , towers one of the conical peaks of Marga.
our high privileges and hand them down the rioters known as Michael Riley and
of comparatively small volcanic hills, hay- I before the advent of the Spaniards, the , ja, until its brow was entirely hidden
pure to the latest generations. But we James Hopkins, of the "Blues." The
ing, in general, the forms of truncated cones Indian without doubt, was accustomed to ,by clouds. 'Fhe basin is completely
hate only to open our eyes to perceive that "Forty Thieves" again mustered, crossed'
with craters at the summit. • The molten search for gold in this way; but tradition enveloped in robes of the most luxuriant Tompkins square, and made another on
many of our institutions of learning, die-
rock (that which I have designated as assign's to the former the most, or all of the tropic vegetation. Immense trees grow cni slaught on the police, who used their gorge upon the commun i ty a herd of d seises
clink-stone) ejected from the craters, has I most extensive excavations of the kind. , the very brink of its precipitous sides andvolvers, firing some dozen shots among
to feed upon and laugh at the virtuous and
run down the sides of the hills and covered With his superior sagacity, rendered doub• interlace their branches so as to form aindustrious members of society. Nay, in•
thetn, which had the itnmediate effect of
the alluvial deposits of the previously axis- ly acute by his insatiate thirst for gold, he living canopy over ire waters. Vines andfinitely worse, they go forth romancing,
dispersing the rowdy parties, and restoring
ting plain, containing the "wash gold" soon teamed the secrets of the Indian, ' creepers, clinging to its walls, clothe .hemquietness to the neighborhood.—N. I
singing, playing, and apeing after Italian
Isom the mountains. and, with heartless cruelty and supreme in a rich grannure of leaves And flowers. effeminacy and uselessness, and by allele Daily Times, July 9.
These hills are termed "Guaca hills," indifference to the sufferings of others, of ' At first sight berried in the deepest shade : ,d d, -dish: - be'
and are objects of the greatest interest to
the gold miner. lle knows well that the
convulsions which have racked the earth
have not destroyed the gold, but have on
ly hidden it in her bosom. Cupidity has
sharpened his intelligence, and put "so
fine a point" to his senses, that the pra e .
ticed miner selects with the most unerring
certainty of Instinct, the best porn's front
which to commence his search for it. I
think my explanation has been sufficiently
plain to enable you to understand the "ele-
ments" of his problem. For fear it has
not, I will put them in order : Commen•
cing at the top and going downward,
there is first some alluvial deposits of an
uncertain thickness. Next is the allusion
of the former plain, the depth or thickness
of which is also uncertain Near the
bottom of it may be found more or less
gold, in grains or duet. Finally, so far as
gold-hunting is concerned, is the baseine tt
ruck of the country—a continuation of the
greenstone, &c., of the mountains. On
this, in cavities and crevices, he hopes to
had the larger gold which has fallen or
been washed, on account of its greater
weight, into the lowest accessible places.
The miner does not commence at the top
and dig downwards. This would be an
impossible task for him with his scanty
means, even were it wise. He selects a
point on the side of the hill where the mol
ten rock has ceased to flow. Here he
commences a tunnel, or guaca. The In
dian miner when at work, goes back pret
ty much to "first principles." His dress
consists of nothing more than a half yard
f muslin or calico, made into what he culls
a "pumpanelia," to cover his loins. His'
milling tools are a small bar of iron to loo
sen the earth, and a wooden bowl resem
bling much the wooden butter but of the
dairying States, to carry it away. He fills
it with .his hands, and canine it on his
With these simple. instruments he pro
secutes his work with surprising rapidity,
and often carries guacas a great length in
to the body of the hill. To prevent any
damage from falling earth, he digs his tun
nel so that the trap rock will form its roof.
Its bottom in sometimes almost horizontal
for some distance, but more.frequently de
scends at different angles of inclination.
"LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1857.
which no other nation is capable, he re
•duced him An slavery the worst under the
sun, and heaped upon him tasks more op
pressive than those which the Egyptians
exacted of the Israelites of old.
These bills, covered ell over with yaw.
sting mouths, are the result. The excava
tions leading to the most of the gaucus
have long since been overgrown with forest
trees, arid their entrances are so complete
ly hidden by dense masses of interlacing
vines as to oe unseen when close beside
them. More than once .vhen scrambling
and fighting my way through these tropic
woods. have I narrowly eso reed breaki..g
my neck by tsinbles through such pasta
, ges into the lower regions. Sonic of
tht.m buried in gloom, constantly remin
ded me of Denies' description of the en
trances to his realms infernal. Rit er
washings are still more important and pro
ductive than guaca. Much of course
depends on their position with regard to
the mountains or vein-beuring rock.—
When this is such that they may in
tercept the gold curried down by the tor
rents far from its home in the higher
mountains' it my be found in small quan
tities almost any place in their bed.—
should there happen to be a formation in
the channel, having such a shape as to
prevent the escape of the gold which has
entered it. experience teache- that it is a
rich one of coarse or larger gold. The po
sition of the river Santiago, upon which the
works of the Company are situated, is
just that of which know speak. It rises
among the mountains and pursues its
course at their base in a line parallel with
On the other aide, commencing at the
water-edge, rise precipitous guaca hills.--
Its channel, therefore, is the deep and nar
row ravine wh.ch separates the mountain
and the hills ; and its waters are received
on either side (rein gold-bearing earth.—
Nor does its reputation give the lie to the
proini.e vl its position. The traditions
of the people, both Indians and Spanish,
and all the unwritten history of the dis
trict, unite in affiirming that enormous
quantities of treasure have been obtained
from it. •The work of the old Spaniards,
and some of it of a surprising character,
the ruins of which arc to be found every
it inspires feelings of awe and dread, and
one shudders at the thought of entering
within its gloomy bounaaries. hen I
am in a fanciful mood, I sit on the rocks
above, and people its solitude with water
nymphs. Did poets belonging to the school
of him of "Rydal Mount," whose music
was inspired only by external stimulants
know of such a spot as this, the road to it
would be thronged with pilgrims. They
of the other school, whose inspiration
springs Irma "things" internal, of course
need not go no far to find their Mecca. It,
is at the corner of almost every Street.—
But we are not poets. That which in•
spires us moves not them, unless they be.
lie themselves. Gold!—far down in that
dark cavern, through which the waters
have washed for thousands of years—if
there be any certainty in the aggregate of
many probabilities—gold lies buried.—
Like those flowers which "blush unseen,
and waste their sweetness," its sight glad.
dens no eye ! We burn with the purest
flame to rest.ire its beauties to the light of
day and the gaze of man. But how ?
"Aye, there's the rub." It defied the
greedy Spinier who had a taste for gold,
and was backed by the blood and bone
and muscle of an enslaved race. To
Brother Jonathan belongs the province
of overcoming nature in whatevt rquartn.
of the globe he keeps ..bobbing around."
* * * * ro do this will require no
little outlay of capi.al ; but I am thorough•
ly convinced. as is every one who is ac
quainted with the locality., and the min
eral character of the district—that, who-
ever succeeds in doing it will be amply
repaid for his investment. When the
bottom of the basin is exposed, I would be
willing to make a long journey to see it.
llesiaes the guuca and river washing,
quartz veins are also worked in this coun
ty, but the value of but very few of them
hoa been tested; There are some curious
remains of old Spanish mills, used in
crushing quartz to be sees in the neigh-
borhood of some of the long abandoned
Ili — a'l'apa, have guns got legs!
'How do they kick then?'
'With their breeches my son.'
ing am .loceptive accomp, Iments betray
the unwary, and ruin thousands who wo'd
otherwise fill useful places in society, and
all for the want of sound moral training.
The family, the school, And the church,
are now the sources whence we expect the
highest education of which we are sus
ceptable, Had not man fallen from his
primeval purity and intelligence, doubtless
the fumily circle and sanctuary would have
been the most perfect school. But as man
is at best a magnificent ruin, it requires all
the means we can employ to rear a proper
edifice out of such dilapidated material.
We leave the bunion body in the hands
of the physician. It is a beautiful struc
ture, a grand display of the power. wisdom
and benevolence of its Creator; the shrine
prepared as a residence for the soul, or itn
mortal mind, iii h which it is so misteri•
ously united, and which is the proper sub
ject of education.
Of the essence of the human mind, but
little is yet known except from its pheno
mena, or action, developed either by its
foul, dark and mournful condition, in an
uneducated state,--through which it re
quires, the keenest discernment to detect
its origin,—or by the effects of that educa
tion for which we contend, and for the pro•
motion of which parents and guardians can
scarcely wake too much sacrifice. Yet,
notwithstanding our ignorance of the her-
munious union of the soul and body, or
mind and matter, we do know, that the for
mer is far superior to the latter. This o
pinion is so prevalent among all civilized
nations, that the cultivation of mind is con
sidered the meats of endless progress, in
all the arts and sciences, as well as civili
zation, refinement and happiness.
Wi,thout education, no Bacon, Locke,
Newton, or any of the bright luminaries
who rolled back the dark clouds that had
for ages been settling upon the moral world,
would have made their appearatre. With.
out education, who would have directed us
to those ample fields of science, whore we
now freely exercise our powers. Who
would have taken us by the hand, to lead
us to those perennial fountains, benevolent
ly prepared to satisfy our most ardent de
sire for knowledge, and open to our views
the exhaustless sources tf wisdom, by
which the highest aspirations of our souls
may be satisfied. Without education, steam
Polities in California
j - - A curer - col peru,) of our hest hies of
San Francisco and Sacramento papers sa
tisfies us that the next State election in
California will bo one of great importance.
The American party seems to be virtually
defunct. The defection of ex• Senator
Foote seems to have been the signal for n
large number of others of like principles
to bolt. Many of these are said to have
published statements announcing that they
had gone over to the Democratic party, to
which they had originally belonged,
These acquisitions were, however, regard
ed as of so little consequence that a ques
tion was agitating the Democratic oraniza
tion as to whether the repentant backsliders
should be permitted to take part in the
primary elections. It seems to be agreed
that the result of the Presidentiti4lectioa
has disbanded the American party . in Cali
fornia. At Sacramento the followers of
that faith held a meeting and resolved not
to make any separate nominations. The
Republican party is alive and vigorous.
It will, in all probability, succeed to a large
portion of the fragments of both the Demo.
crntic arid American parties.—Philadel•
DISF "May it please the Court," said a
Yankee lawyer before a Dutch justice the
other day, 'this is a case of great impor-
tance, while the American eagle, whose
sleepless eye watches over the welfare of
this inigloy republic, whose wings extend
from the Alleghenies to the Rocky chain
of the west, was rejoicing to his pride of
.Sthop dare ! I say, vat has dis suit to
do mit eagles? Ds has to do mit de wild
bird. It is von sheep,' exclaimed the jus
'True, your honor, but my client has
'Yer glient has no right to de eagle.
'Of course not, but the laws of lan
'What cares I for de laws of de lan
guage, eh ? I understand the laws of do
State, and dat ish enough for int+. Confine
your talk to de case.'
'Well, then, my client, the defendant in
this case, is charged with stealing a sheep
vill do ! dat vill do ! Your client
charged mit stealing a sheep, jet' nine shil
lin. Thu gourt will adjourn.'
A wire in this State has shown
how wives may run away without render.
themselves liable to be advertised as
having left their husband's bed and board.
She took her bed with her.
SW There is a man in fiuntingdon
who is so fond of lying, that he qould ra
ther tell a lie on six months' credit, than
the truth for the cash down.
VOL. XXII. NO. 29,
Dr' Mr. Itedblossoin drank more than
his usual allowance of runt and sugar one
night last week, the consequence of which
was he gave his wife rather confused ac
count of his conduct on his return home:
"Mr. Smith's grocery store invited me
to go in and drink cousin Sam, and you
see the weather 'vas dry, and I was very
sloppy, so I didn't mind punchia' one
drink, and it's queer how my head went
into the punch, thought The way home
was so dizzy that I slipped upon a little
dog, the corner of the street bit me, and an
old gentleman with cropped ears and brass
on his neck, said he belonged to the dog.
and I was, you understand, (Inc) that is,
I don't know nothing more about it.'
Mr A clergyman, in a certain coun
try had a friend to visit him one Saturday
who next day accompanied him to the
church, which to his great surprise was
very thinly attended. As they. were re
turning home, ho asked his friend if there
were many dissenters in the town. 'No,'
said the other 'but there are numerous al,
Dr ',rho idea of a thunder storm is
when Higgens came home tight.--..
Now Higgens is a teacher, and had been
to a temperance meeting, and taken too
touch lemonade, or something. He came
into the room among his wile and daugh
ters, and just then he tumbled over the
cradle and fell upon the floor. After e,
while he rose and said :
"Wife, are you hurt ?"
"Girls are you hurt ?" P
"terrible clap that warn't !.'
A poor Irishman who applied fot
a license to sell ardent spirits, being ques
t tioned as to his moral fitness for the trust.
, An ! sure it's not much of a character that
a man needs to sell rum !"
A PRINTER'S TlJAST.—Woman—the
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ing extensive, let no man be without a co-
"Why are troubles like babiasl Be
cause they grow• bigger by careful nursing.