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WILLIAM BREWSTER, EDITORS.
SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
LOVE AND PHYSIC,
A clever man was Dr. Digg s
Misfortunes well he bore ;
Ile never lost his patience till
He had no patients more ;
And though his practice once was large,
It did not swell his gain,
The pains ho labored for were but
The labor for his pains.
Though 'art is long,' his cash got short
And well might Galen dread it,
Fur who will trust a nano unknown
When merit gets no credit ;
To marry seems the only way
To ease his mind from trouble,
Misfortunes never singly come,
And misery made them double.
He had a patient, rich and fair,
That hearts by scores was breaking,
And as be once had felt tier wrist,
He thought her hand of taking
Hut what the law makes strangers do
Did strike his comprehension,
Who live in these United States
Do first declare intention.
And so he called—his beating heart
With anxious fears was swelling—
And half in habit took her hand,
And on her tongue was dwelling ;
But thrice though he essayed to speak
He stopped, stuck and blundered,
For any, what mortal could be cool
Whose pulse was most te hundred ?
'Madame,' at last he faltered out,
His love bad grown courageous,
'I have discerned a new complaint
I hope to prove contagions.
And when the symptoms I relate,
And show its diagnosis,
Ah let me hope from those dear lips
Some favorable prognosis.
'This done,' he cries, 'let's tie those ties
Which none but death ran sever,
Since 'like cares like,' I do infer
That love cures love forever.'
He paused, she blushed, however strange
It seems on first perusal,
Although there was no promise made,
She gave him a refusal.
'I cannot marry one who lives
By other folks distresses ;
je • matrumrry-vmmm
T. Nor fear his fond caresses ;
//For alto, whatever he their sex,
If However strange the case is,
Would like to haven doctor's bill
Stuck up into their fares ?
Perhaps you think, 'twixt love and rage,
He took some deadly potion,
Or with his lancet breathed a vein
Tu case his pulses motion,
To guess the vent of his despair,
The wisest one might miss it ;
lie reached his oilier, then and there,
Aid chargcd her jiw the visit !
Q: - b tuattcnal Cepatiment.
Educational No. 3.
Fordo; Ilmititqjdon Journal.
Absolute monarchy is based upon the
ignorance of the people govorned, and
which may be perpetrated indefinitely, if
.tunhitious rulers can close every avenue of
intelligence from On people.
Aristocracy is much less objectionable,
because intelligence has a much wider
range, but still, too much circumscribed to
promote the happiness of the millions.
When Providence casts a few rays of light
athwart that darkness, which is the essence
of Monarchy, it totters at its foundation,
and gradually melts down into an aristoc
racy. This is one step toward human
liberty. Whence light radiates from ma
ny centres, gradually illuminates the
minds of the multitude, who learn their
rights and privileges, and who will cease
to be governed by the fiend, who would
ler.l authority over them. Then by regu
lar sequence, a Republican form of goy.
eminent, such as ours, stipercedes the
former. And this form has especially for
its baste, virtue and intelligen us, without
which liberty i; an empty name. And
unlike t he other forms of government, the
higher we raise the standard of moral
and intellectual training, the firmer will be
its foundati ins and surer its perpetuity.
• Believing as we do, that the influence
of our civil and religious institutions, are
destined to shed light and liberty to the
ends of the earth, and that the Anglo-Sax
on race, including America and Great Bri
tain, are destined to govern the world, it
behooves us to see to it, that our succes
sors be prepared to rule in a spirit of love,
and not with a rod of iron.
And it cannot be denied, that whilst
Mormon polygamy and rebellion, vigilance
committees, lynch laws and executions,
spiritual fanaticism. together with all those
Tanis which are the result of the absence of
moral training, and dishonor to our names,
that whilst thousands rush to the ballot
box to decide the destinies of our 'salon,
who can neither read nor write, who have
grown up in foreign lands, and whose ed.
million has been just such as despotism
desires, that in order to secure our safety I says he, oliorace or Pinder after a psalm;
we must employ a powerful antagonism. I for myself I cannot!" And where, we
And we have only to turn our eye back enquire, are the successes of this highly
on the pathway of history to perceive, favored people, who have had the benefit
that the only effectual antidote is the Bible of over twenty years for development, those
in the family and in the school. high anticipations, which the progression
The further you recede from the origi- school of philosophy would impress upon
nal residence of man, not far distant from us ;we search in vain among oriental bar
the Caucasian mountains, in the vicinity of Minions, with whom they are amalgamated
Nineveh, Babylon, and Palestine, where, for ten of the twelve tribes of Israel. And
revelation was first made, either as regards I we can only find a few wandering Jews,
time or space, the deeper do you find the ' scattered amongst the nations of the earth,
degradation of the people in the absence I almost without inheritance, absolutely
of the Bible, except when the general rule j without nationality, most of whom are po
is interrupted by emigration. And you I verty stricken and 'despised. And why
will be fully satisfied that facts contradict I their abandonment, save that they banish
the development system, which would led the oracles of Gad from their hearts,
make man out of an oyster; and the kin- ' their homes, and from their institutions of
dred system that man is a progressive learning? And can we hope (or better
being, is completely exploded, and that : success, if we neglect that moral training
retrogression is a part of our nature, with- I the absence of which has been the cause
out something supernatural to counteract lof the fall and ruin of the ancient nations
its downward tendency. And now let us lof the world?
interrogate ancient and modern history and Let the infidel scaler at religion answer.
we will find arguments strewed along its Let the vain rejecter of a "Higher Law,"
whole pathway, sufficiently clear in proof close his eyes against reason and the ex
of the fact, that human science, necessary perience of ages, if ho will, the results of
and desirable as it is, is altogether insuffi his theory are recorded in the past dark
cient of itself, to promote the liberty and history of our race, whether the pride of
happiness of our race. And when we I his miseducated intellect will permit hint
compere the condition of those nations to rend the'solemn record or not
who have free acoess to the Bible, with
those •eho nre destitute of it, or against
whose understanding it is sealed by a tyr
cony, we are forced to the conclusion, that
it is the sacred charter of all our rights„
civil and religious. And we should see
that it shall not he banished from our
schools in a single instance,
If intellectual culture alone is sufficit.nt
to secure that endless progression which is
claimed for it, where do you find the leer•
nod Successors of the man of Uz, and his
oriental friends, who visited him in the
time of adversity ; whose divine effusions,
clothed in the highest grandeur, pathetic
strains, and gorgeous sublimity, have for
ages touched and roused the tenderest
emotions of the human heart, and turned
the sluggish imagination from groviling
gions, which court the contemplation or
the most exalted order of intelligent be
ings. Surely with such a fair beginning,
with the light of nattire shining round
them with its oriental brightness, and so
much time for development, we might ex
pect a race of intellectual giants; n com
munity from which a'l corruption, fraud
and duplicity was banished; a nation sn
pure as almost to siipercede the necessity
of civil restraint. composed of individuals
whose every breast was a temple of Lone•
valence, and whose country would be con
verted into elysian fields.
But alas, after more than thirty centu
ries haws rolled away, shedding *their
numberless rays of nature's light, instead
of that nation of sages, which old Job might
have anticipated, if the development doc
trine was true, what do you find but the
wandering Arab or Bedouin, enslaved to
the wandering sheik, who is the slave of
some degraded pacha ; all of wit sit present
the most melancholy evidence of the ne
cessity of more than unassisted reason in
order to prostate our mental and moral
Another striking illustration of unaidei
human progress may be found in the his•
tory of Jerusalem, that city which was
once the rvlntiratien of the world, For a
description of her former literature, listen
to the plaintive notes of Lamartino, seated
near one of her principal gates, mingling
his sympathy with the poor degraded
Turks and Arabs, who were carrying the
remains of their dead from the plague
stricken wretched city. When with mel
ancholy breeding over its seventeen suc
cessive destructions upon his soul, on ac
count of its former grandeur, contrasted
with its present degradation, and when he
reviews the productions of her ancient
king he is led to exclaim "It is Zion! It is
the palace It is the tomb of David ! It is
the place of his inspiration, of his enjoy
ments, of his lite and of his repose! A
place doubly sacred to me, whose heart
this divine songster has on often touched,
and whose imagination he has often char
med. He is the first of sentimental poets,.
the king of lyrics, never has the human
chord resounded with harmonies so stir
ring, so penetrating, and so solemn Never
has the poetic thought been raised so high
or sung so justly ! Never has the soul of
man expanded before men and before God
in expressions and sentiments so tender,
so sympathetic and so bewildering. All
the most secret agonies of the human
heart have found utterance on the lips and
on the harp of this man." Prophet or
not, according as he may be considered by
the philosopher or the Christian, none cam
. refuse to the poet king an inspiration which
was given to no other mortal." ',Read,"
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, * PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1857.
Curious Facts front History.
The Saxons first introduced archery in
the time cit . Voltigeur It was dropped
immediately after the conquest, but revi
ved by the crusaders, they having felt the
effects or it from the Saracens, who prob
ably derived it from the Portions Bows
and arrows, as weapons of war were in
use, with stone cannon balls, so late as
1640. It is singular that all the statutes
for the encouragement of archery were
framed after the invention of gunpowder
and firearms Yew trees were encourn
aged in church yards for the malting of
bows, in 1642. Bence their generality
in church yards in England.
Coats of arms came into vogue in the
came hereditary in families about the
year 1182. They took their rise from the
knights pointing their banners with differ
ent figures to distinguish them in the cru
he first standing army of modern
times was established by Charles VII., of
France, in-1445 Previous to that time
the king had depended upon his nobles
for coati agents in time of war. A stand
ing army was first established in England
in 1638 by Charles I , but it was declar•
ed illegal, as well as the organization of the
royal guards in 1078. l'he first perm.
sent military band instituted in England
was the yeoman of the guards, established
Guns were invented by Swartz, a Ger
man, about 1378, and were brought into
use by the Venitians, 1382. Cannon
were invented at an anterior date. They
were first used at the battle of Cressy, in
1346. In England they were first used
at the siege of Berwick, in 1405. It was
not until 1544, however, that they were
cast in England. They were usod on
board their ships by the' Venitians in 1539
and were in use among the Turks about
the same time. An artillery con zany was
instituted in England, for weekly military
exercises, in 1610.
Insurance of ships was first practiced
In the reign of Caesar, 45. It was a gen
eral custom in Europe in 1304. Insu•
rance offices were first established in Lon.
don in 1067.
Astronomy was first studied by the
Moors, and was by them introduced into
E trope, in 1101. The rapid progress
of modern astronomy dates Irom the time
of Copernicus. Books of astronomy and
geometry were destroyed as infected with
magic in England, under the reign of Ed.
ward VI., in 1553.
Banks were first, established by the
Lombard Jews in Italy. The name is
derived from banco, bench—benches be
teg erected in the market places for the
exchange money, &c. The first public
bank was at Venice, in 1550. The bank
of Englund with established in 1683. In
1696 its notes were at 25 per cent dis
The invention of bells is attributed to
Paulinus Bishop, of Nola, in Campania,
about the year 400. They were first in
troduced into churches as a defense against
thunder and lightning. ['hey were first
hung up in England at Cropland Abbey,
Lincolnshire, in 942. In the eleventh
century, and later, it was the custom to
baptise them in churches before they
were used. The curfew bell was estab
fished in 1068. It was rung at eight in
the evening. when people were to put out
their fire pnd candle. The custom -was
abolished in 1100. Bellmen were appoin
ted in London in 1556, to ring the bells
at night and cry, "Talce care of your
fire and candle, be charitable to the poor,
and pray for the dead."
How many are aware of the origin of
the word 'boo !' used to frighten children?
It is a corruption of Bob, the name of a
fierce Gothic general, the son of Odin, the
mention of whose name spend a panic
among his enemies.
Bookkeeping was first introduced into
England from Italy by Peele, 1560. It
was derived front a system of algebra, I
published by Burge, nt Venice.
Notaries public were first appointed by
the Father of the Coristian Church, to
make a Collection of the acts or memoirs
of martyrs in the first century.
The administration of the oath in civil
cases is of high antiquity See Exodu s
22 : 10. Swearing on the Gospels was at
first used in 528. The oath was at first
administered in judicial proceedings in
England by the Saxons, in 600. The
words 16go help me God, and all Saints,"
concluded an oath till 1550.
Signals to be used at sea were first con
trived by James 11., when he was Duke
of York, in 1658. They were after
wards improved by the French comman
der Tourville, and by Admiral 13alchen.
Raw silk is said to have first been made
by a people of China called seras, 150 B.
C. It was first brought from India in 271
and a pound of it at that time was worth
it pound of gold. The manufacture of
raw silk woe introduced in Europe from
India by some mohlis in 550. Silk dress
es were first worn in 1-165, The eggs of
the silk worm were first brought into Eu
rope in 527.—805t0n Journal.
THE RELIEF BILL.
The Relief Bill, as it passed both houses,
says the Philadelphia Inquirer, is by nn
means such a measure as was desired, but
at a crisis like the present, it will not do to
be too captious, and hence we trust that
all the parties interested will endeavor to
nxitu rdr resurniftrad, me - - at,-..-Ri:A.,l;ews i
in April, is entirely too soon. It should
be rerneinhered, however, that another Le
gislature trill assem,ile meanwhile, so that
any modifications that may be deemed es
sential, can be sought for at the hands of ,
that body. It is, moreover, not at all
, likely that the books of Philadelphia will
be called upon to resume while those of
New York continue in a state of suspen•
skin. The leading provisions of the Act
may be summed up as follows : 1
1. A suspension of specie payments is
authorized until the second Monday df
2. Dividends, not exceeding six per
cent. may be declared during the period of
3. The Act shrill extend to the new
Banks as well as to the old, and to Savings,
Trust, and Insurance Companies.
4. After January next, weekly state
ments are to be made by all the Banks.
5. The Banks are to receive at par, in
payment of all debts, the notes of all the
solvent banks of the Commonwealth, which
paid specie prior to the first day of Sep
6. In case any President or the majori
ty of the Board of Directors shall certify
that any Bank is in an unsafe condition.
Commissioners shall be appointed to make
7. The - Collectors of taxes and tolls
throughout the Commonwealth are to re
ceive the notes of the suspended Banks in
payment of dues.
8. In cases of judgments, a stay of exe
cution may be obtained for the term of one
year Irons the date of the passage of this
O. The Banks in operation shall decide
within thirty days, whether or not they
will except the provisions of the act, and
it they accept, they shall pay into the
Treasury of the Commonwealth, on or be
fore the first of January, 1858, a sum
equal to one-fourth of one per cent., upon
the capital stock of each bank, in addition
to the amounts which they are now requir
ed by law to pay.
. . .
10. The Legislature reserves the right
to alter or annul the charter of any Bank
or Banks accepting the provisions of this
11, No Bnnk or Savings institution can
purchase the notes of any incorporated
Bank of this State, at less than their par
12. No stock, bonds, notes, or personal
property hypothecated or held in pledge
for credit or money loaned, can be sold for
the period of six months after the passage
of this Act without the consent of the deb
tor or party hypothecating.
13. The notice requited for payment
provided for in the Charters Savings Fund
and 'Trust Companies, is extended for the
period of two months, in all sums exceed
ing one hundred dollars.
It will•be seen from the foregoing out
line, that some of the provisions of the bill
are quite remarkable. But, as already in
timated, the good and the bad must be ta
ken together, and the Banks and all others
concerned, must govern themselves accor
dingly: The measure was intended us a
relief measure, not only ft r the Banks, but
for the business community at large, and
I such, we trust, it will prove. Let our
monetary institutions pursue at once a
bold, manly and liberal course, andall will
soon be well. They should take the lead
in affording assistance, and thus in revi
ving public confidence.
Stephen Allen's Pocket Piece.
In thepocket-book of the llon. Stephen
Allen, who was drowned several years ago
by a steamboat disaster on the Hudson riv
er, was found a printed slip, apparently cut
from a newspaper, of whtch the following
is a copy :
'Keep good company or none. Never
be idle. If your hands cannot be usefully
employed, attend to the cultivation of your
mind. Always speak the truth. Make
few promises. Live up to your ongage•
merits. Keep your own secrets, if you
have any. When you spealc to a person,
look him in the face. Good company and
good conversation are the very sinews of
virtue. Good character is above all things
else. Your character cannot be essentially
injured except by your OWII acts. II any
one speaks evil of you, let your life be so ,
that no one will believe it. Drink no kind
of intoxicating liquors. Ever live (misfor
tune efirpted) within your income. When
you retire to bed, think over what you have
been doing during the day. Make no haste
to be rich, if you would prosper. :mall
and steady gains give competency with
tranquilty of mind. Never play at any
game of chance. Avoid temptation, thro'
fear you may not withstand it. Earn mo
ham, flan cnenil it_ Never run into
Never borrow if you can possibly avoid it.
Do not marry until you are able to support
a wife. Never speak evil of any one.—
Be just before you are generous. Keep
yourself innocent if you would be happy.
Save when you ore young, to spend when
you ore old. Read over the above maxims
et least once a week.
A great many people tied much diffi
culty in saying what they mean—ns much
perhaps ns some editors find in meaning
what they say. A certain witness, in nn
assault and battery suit, we once heard mix
things up considerably, in giving his ac
count of the affair. After relating how
Dennis came up and struck him, he pro
, So yer honor, I just hauled off and swi
ped his jaw. Just then his dog cum along
and I hit him again and dropped him."
'Hit the dog 1"
"No, yer honor, hit Dennis. And thin
I up Mil a stun and throwed it at him, and
it rolled over and over."
.:Threw n stone at Dennis 1"
"At the dog, yer honor. And he got up
and hit me again."
"No, Dennis. And wid that he stuck
his tail betwixt his legs and run off."
"No, the dog, and whin 110 came back
at me, he got mo down and pounded me,
"The dog came back at you?"
“No, Dennis, yer honor. And that's
all I did to him, yer honor, and ho isn't
hurt any at all"
"Who isn't hurt ?"
4 .The dog, yer honor."
This testimony so befogged the case,
that the defendant was acquitted as a mat
ter of course.
Important to a Man with an Insured Life
which Endo on Sunday.
In the Superior Court of Nlassachusetts,
(Suffolk county,) in a suit between John
Hammond and the Amelican Mutual Life
Insurance Company, the following points
were decided :
"Where the preminm on n policy of
life insurance is made payable quarterly
in advance, on or before noon of the first
day of each quarter, and the policy is to
be void if the premium shall not be so
'paid, and the first day of a quarter falls on
Sunday, the premium is not due and pay
able until the next day at noon.
~ Where a person so insured dies on the
afternoon of a Sunday, which was the first
day of a quarter, without having paid the
premium for the opening quarter, the in
surers are liable."
An Item for the Boys
„ Be kind to your sister,” is the caption
of a stray paragraph that we find floating
around on the sea of newspaperdom, like
oJaphet in search of a father." It con
tains some good advice which we especidl
ly commend to the boys. 1 •Boys, be kind
to your sisters !" There is a whole vol
ume of good council in that brief line !--
You may live to be old, and never find
such tender lovin friends as these sisters.
Think how many things they do for you,
—how patient they are with you,—how
they love you in spite of all your ill-tem
per and rudeness,—how thoughtful they
are for your comfort,—and be thoughtfnl
for theirs. Bo over reada oblige them,
to perform any little office' for them that
lies within your power. Think what you
can do for them, and if they express a wish
he ready to gratify it if possible. You do
not know how much happiness you will
find in so doing. You never yet !thew a
I happy and respected man who was not in
youth kind to his sisters. There is a song
which says :
"tie land to your sister—not many may know
The depth of true sisterly love
The wealib of the ocean lies fathoms below
The surface that sparkles above."
A MOUNTAIN OF SALT.—II seems that
the resources of our noble State will never
cease developing. Something new, great
or wonderful is constantly turning* up.
The latest discovery is a sttecimen of salt
rock. It was taken from a hill or moun
tain of the same material just discovered a
short distance from the Mississippi river.
on the Missouri side, and about seventy
two miles from Sttouis. It is situated
on Saline creek, in Perry county, and al
most on a line dividing that county from
St. Genevieve county. Saline creek
empties into the Mississippi river, about
three and a half miles below St. Mary's
kit - Wing. The specimen before us resem
bles a piece of quartz rock, and is a little
mixed with to substance resembling iron
ore. It has a pure sweet taste, and n-hen
I ground to powder is as white as any of
the table salt now in use, If we are not
i immense speculation to Its w,"
cheapen the price of that article very ma
terially in this city.—St. Louis Demo
or The Fall River Monitor tells the
following good story ;
"A countryman (farmer) went into a
store in Boston the other day, and told the
keeper a neighbor of his had entrusted him Der "Sir," 4aid a little blustering man
to a religious opponent, "to what sect do
with some money to expend to the best ad
vantage, and he meant to do it. where he you belong ?" "Well, I don't exactly
know," replied the other, "but to judge
would be best treated. He had been used
very well in Boston by the traders , and he rum your size and appearance, I should
think you belong to the class generally
would not part with his neighbor's money
until he found a man who would treat him called Insects.
about right.. With the utmost suavity the
:rider says :
think I can treat ya u to your liking.
how do you wish to be treated?'
'ln the first place I want a gloss of tod
dy,' which was forthcoming.
'Now I will have a nine cigar,' says the
It was promptly handed him, leisurely
lighted, and then throwing himself back,
with his feet ns high as his head, he com
menced puffing away like a Dutchman.
'Now what do you want to purchase ?'
says the store-keeper to the countryman.
'My neighbor handed me Iwo c ots
when I left home to buy him a plug of to
bares, have you got the article 1'
The store-keeper sloped instanter, and
the next thing that was heard alum was
that his sides were shaking and his face
on fire with laughter, as he was relating
the sell to his friends down town."
10 In Lynchburg, Vu., there is a lad
proverbial for being a bad speller. The
school that he attended has among its ma
ny rules and regulations, one that requires
the scholars to spell a column in the dic
tionary and 'give the meanings,' just as the
school opens. Well, this lad was foot"
of his class. The next day the first. word
was admittance. 'Phis lad was walking
round sight-seeing, when his eyes tell up
on a circus bill, which among other induce
ments to draw a crowd, had 'Admittance
twenty-five cents, Diggers and children
half wine.' Our young friend spelt the
word and learned by heart.
Next day strange to say, the head boy
missed, and the next, and so on until it
came to our particular friend, who was in
the meantime all excitement with the hope
of his getting "head," being sanguine that
he was right. Ilere's the result :
Teacher—Boy at the foot, spell admit
Teacher—Give the definition.
. Boy---i Twenty-five cents, niggers and
i children half price.'
VOL. XXII. NO. 43.
For tho Huntingdon Journal.
TO AN AUTUMN LEAF.
Puro was the air,
As forth I walked to brush the morning dew—
And passing fair,
The russet woods tinged with their Autumn hue.
I stayed to greet
The changing beauties of the forest nigh,
When at my feet,
A leaf fell prostrate from its stem ; to die;
As there it lay,
I raised it gently from its grassy bed,
That on my way
Its graceful form might teach my heart& howl,
The living green
And vivid freshness that it had at birth,
Are no more seen ;
But sad and sore it dropped upon the earth,
And yet decay [form ;
!Tad thrown some beauty o'er its mouldering
And colors gay
Are mixed with gloom, like lightning 'mid the
Its front seems dyed [storm.
With mingled tints of amber, brown and gold,
Which far (totaled
All human skill, in splendors manifold.
And now though dead,
Its lovely form is still most fair to see,
As if He hod said
(Who cares for all things) I will care for thee.
What good He gives
Who guides the stars, and yields the solar ray,
When falling leaves
Reveal tpe blessings which bestrew our way.
The hues that gild
The fields of Autumn, might have been less
And sadness filled [fair,
The wide expanse, where is beauty all appear.
The wood's rich dress,
Did Cod command it, [night be clothed in gloom
The leaves, and flowers that now so sweetly
But beauties rest
Profusely on the earth, and se , e, and air ;
And men are blest,
For God is love, and love is everywhere,
all ,:iOVt5 ct tJaragraplp.
Ur The cause of ladies' teeth decay
ing at so much earlier stage than those of
I• efir “Ilave you a fellow feeling in your
bosom for the poor women of Utah P' ask
ed a speaker of the sister of Mrs. Parting.
"Get out, you insulting rascal!" said she
'•I'll let you know I don't allow fellers to
be a feeling in my bosom. Oh, dear!"
gar A bottle nosed loafer went into one
of our barber-shops the other day, and at
ter being shaved, handed the proprietor a
red cent, upon which ho was informed
that the price of shaving was a six pence.
The loafer very cooly replied
4 .1 i know it, and that, (pointing to the
cent) only lacks five cents of it. You ain't
Ving to stand for a half dime, aro you?"
NOT so Show.—The editor of the Bos
ton 'Transcript is "one of 'em." In his
last issue he gets ofl the following :
Another editor dead.—Wm. Fisk, Esq.,
Editor of the ;%lendota Press, is dead.—
Mr. F. was a poet of no mean pretensions
as our readers will testify from the speci
mens we have given them. For some rea
son or other, Mr. Fisk did not like our
views upon the merits of his exchange list.
We continued to send him the Transcript
and yesterday it was returned to this of
fice marked "Send this paper to h—l."
This was the first intimation we had of F's
death, and we suppose he left word with
his son to send his exchanges to his new
SPECIE P.m; BAN..—The Pittsburg Ga.
cede says t---" The old Bank of Pittsburg goes
on as usual, never having refused to pay specie
on any of its obligations either during the pre
sent unfortunate crisis or at any previous time
of financial trouble. Tho Allegheny Bank is
a now bank and has just got under way. It pays
specie also. In Washington county, the
Franklin Bank continuos to pay specie. is con
sidored safe and sound, and the community,
judging from tLeir press, repose implicit confi
donee in it. In Fayette county the Brownsville
Bank also pays specie; stands well as far as
we know, and is considered in good condition.
The same is true of the Farmers'and Dr ware
Bank of Waynesburg, and the Kittaning."
oar Didn't hug her after all—A paragraph
has been aired in the press for NOM time that
Judge Meson, U. S. Minister in France, had
been reprimanded for putting his arm round—
the chair att. Emprers Eugenie I It kicked
up bobbery hardly less notorious than the gon•
tleman front West Point, who insisted on be
ing presented at St. James in Gulf. The mat
ter hue been duly investigated, nut wu have the
intense satisthetion' of knowing that Judge M.
did neither• bug the Empress nor her chair.