Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 18, 1857, Image 1
1. - i ,1 14 _ r - 1 A LIv . r lg k, , finiittivoll WILLIAM BREWSTER, 1 EDITORS. SAM. G. WHITTAKER, *tied gottrg. SLANDER 'Tis wondrous strange, and yet 'tis true That some folks take delight The deeds of other men to view, As if their own were right. And if a piece of news comes out; They'll eagerly pursue it; Then hand the charming dish about, And add a little to it. Each fault they'll try to magnify, And seeming to berucan The mote within h brother's eye, Are blinded to their own. And if a brother chance to stray, Or fortune on him frown; The' bumbled in the dust he lay, The text is 'keep him down' They'll preach up penance with a sigh, To cure, or nothing can— Sufferings are good, I'll notdeny, But not when sent by man. Each worthy deed is now forgot, As if not worth retaining; But oh ! let failings fill the pot, And slander sucks the draining. Unto tho dregs she draws it out, Delighted with her labors, Then bears the charming swill about To treat her thirSty neighbors. 'Neath friendship's mask she often lurks, And smiling fawns around you ; Concealed, she more securely works, And kisses but to wound — you. Detested pest of social joys, Thou spoiler of life's pleasures ; Like Samson's foxes would destroy What's more than all our treasures. Yjnintons Ilow But Lovengood Exploded, BIS EXPERIENCE WITH SODA POWDERS Set related the story thus :—"George, did you ever see Sicily Burns? Her dad li)s at the Ratil Snail: Springs, nigh to the rgy line 1" 'Yes, a very handsome girl.' ‘llandsome ! that wurd don't kiver the ?case.;, it songs like callLre Oootwhiskey still•houso ten miles off, an' hit a raisin', and yer flask only half full. She shows among women like a sunflower as compar ed to dog fennel an' smart weed an' jimsen. But that ain't no use try in' to describe her. Couldn't cra,vl thru n whiskey barrel with both heads stove out, if it wur hilt study for her, an' good foot holt at that. She weighs just two hundred cud tweaty•six pounds, and stands sixteen hands high. She never got in an nrm cheer in her life, an' you can lock the top hoop of a churn ur a big dog collar round her waist. I've seen her jump over the top of a split-bot• tom cheer, and never show her ankils or ketch her dress onto it. She kerriod devil enuf about her to fill a four hoes waggin bed, with a skin as white as the inside ov a frog.stool, cheeks an' lips as red us a perch's - gills in dogwood blossom itrne ; an' stch a smile ! Oh, Ibe tratted of it is eny use talkin'. That gal cud make me mur• der old Bishop Sour himself, or kill mam, not to speak of dad, of she jest hint ed that she wanted sich a thing dun 'Well, to tell it at onst, she war a gal all over, from the pint of her toe nails tu the longest liar on the,biest knob ov her head —gal all the time, everywhere—and that ov the excitinest kind. Ov course I lean ed up to her as close as I der tu, an' in spite of long legs, appetite fur whiskey, my short scrape, and dad's actin hoss, she sorter leaned to me, an I was beginnin to think I wur jist the greatest and comforta blist inan on yearth, not exceptin Old Buck or Brigham Young, with all his radii cul bored, wrinkled women, cradels full of ba bies, an his Big Salt Lake thrown in.— Well, wun day a cussed, deceivin, palver in, stinkin Yankee peddler, all jack-knife and ja v, cum to 010 men Burnses, with a load or apple parirts, calliker, ribbine, jewsharps, and o w•d•e-r•s. Now mind, I'd never horn tellov that truck afore, an I be'durned of I don't want it to be the last—wus nor rifle powder—wus nor perkussion—three times as smart, and hurts wus, heap wus. Durn him. Dorn all Yankee peddlers, and durn their prin. cipils and practisis, I say. I wish I had all the soda powder they ever made in his cussed paunch, and a slow match fixed to him, and I had a chunk of nre, the feller what found a piece ov him big enuf tu feed is,cockroach ought to be King ov the Sultan's harem a thousand years for his luck. They aint human, no how. The mint at Filadelfy is thar heaven; they think thar God eats half dimes fur breakfast, hashes the leavins fur dinner, an swallers a cent an a dried apptl for supper, sets on a stampin machine fur a throne, sleeps on a crib lull of half dollars, and measures men like money, by count. They haint one ov them got a soal but what cud &ince a jig in a cabbage seed, an leave roam fur the fiddler. 'Well, Sicily she bought a tin box of the sody from him; and hid it away from her folks, a savin it for me. I happened to pass next day, and ov course I stopped to enjoy a look at the tempter. She war mighty luvin to me—put wun arm round my neck, an tother wun whar the circin gle goes coon a hoes, tuk the inturn on me with her left foot,' and gin me a kiss. She says, .Stitty, love, I've got somethin fur ye, a new sensaehun'—an I believe it, for I begun to feel it already. My toes felt like little mioners wur a nibbin at em—a cold streak run up and down my back like a hazard with a turkey hen after him in settin time, and my heart felt hot and on• satisfied like, an then I'd a cut o',e Soul's throat, of she'd hinted at needsisity fur sich an opersshun. Then she poured ten or twelve blue pa pers ov the sody inter a big tumbler, and about the same number of white wuns in ter tother tumbler, an put ni onto a pint of water on both of em an stirred em both up with a case knife, lookin as solemn as a ole jackass m a snow storm when the fodder's all gin out. She hilt tvun while she told me to drink tubber. I swallowed it at a wild run—tasted salsy like, I thot it war a part of the sensashun. But I wur mistaken, all ov the cussed eternal nensa shun wur to cum, and it warn't long at it, tress, you'd believe me. Then she gin me Luther tumbler, an I sent it after the fust, race Koss fashun. 'ln about wun moment and a half I tho t swallered a thrashin machin in full blast, ur a couple ov bull dogs, and they had sot inter fitin. I teed that I wur cotched ngain—same family dispersition to make cussed fools ov themselves every chance.—so I broke for my hoss. I stole a look back and thar Sicily lay on lfbr back in the porch, a screemin with laffin, her heels up In the air, a kickin ov them to gether like she wur a tryin to kick her slippers off. But I had no time to look, and thar war a road of loam frum the hous tn-eitiibMitietßiPerlieh Liw htio i tUti= poppin, an a hissen, an a bilin; like a tub of hot soap sudo. I had gethered a cherry tree limb as I run, and lit astraddle ov my hems, a whilipin an a kickin like mad. This, with the scarey noises I made, (fur I war a whistlin, nn a hisson, an a sputter in, outer nose and eyes, like a steam en. gine) sot hint a rearm!) and cavortin, like he wus skeered out or his senses. Well, he went. The foam rolled, and the old black hoss flew. lie jilt mizzled—skared ni to death, and no wur So we agreeo on the pint ov the greatest distance in the smallest time I aimed for Doctor Goodman's at the Hiwassee Copper Mine, to get somethin tu stop the explosion in my inards. I met a seroutt rider on his travels towards a fried chicken an a hat full ov ball biskiii. As I cum a tarin along he hilt up his hands like he wanted to pray fur me, but as I preferred physic tu prayer, in my pe conliar situwashun at that time, I jist roll ed along. Ile tuck a skeer as I cum ni onto him, his faith gin out, an he doged hoes, saddlebags an overcoat inter a thicket jist like you've seed a terkil take water of ten a log, when a tarin big steamboat cams along. As he passed ale man Burn's, Si cily hailed him, and axed him if he'd seen enybody in a hurry gwino up the road.— The poor man thought perhaps he did and perhaps he didn't, but he'd seen a site, uv a spook, uv n ghost, uv ole Beelzebub him self, or the komit, he didn't exactly know which, but takin all things together an the short time he had for preparashun, he thought ine a crazy long-legged shaking Quaker, a fleeing from the wrath tu come, on a black and white spotted boss, a whip pin ov him with a big brush, an he had a white beard that cum from nigh unto 613 eyes to the pummil of the saddil, an then forked and went to his knees an then sum- times dropped in bunches as a big as a crow's nest to the ground, an hearin a sound like a rushin of mity waters, and he were mitily exercised about it any how. Well, I guess he wur, and so was his aft boss, and wur old blackey, wust ex ercised ov all ov em were I myself.— Now George, all this beard an spots on the hose, and steam, an fire, an snow, an wire tails, is audacious humbug. It all cum outen my inards, dropping out ov my mouth, without eny vomitin ur effurt, and of it hadn't I'd a busted into more pieces than thar is aigs in a big catfish. The Le vengoods are all confounded fools, an dad aint the wust ov em." sir Douglass Jerrold's witticisms ! About on a par with our old sassafras pad lees. " LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. " HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1857. ANECDOTE OF GEN. COOMBS. Although a veteran of the war of 1812, and one of its bravest, General Coombs still retains the sprightliness of youth ; his head is erect, his back straight as a pine tree, his eye so bright as a gsme•cock's and his laugh as cheerful as the carol of a bird in nesting time. All these qualities are, doubtless, owing to an internal well spring of wit and humor, as certain to keep the outer man fresh and verduous as the spray of a fountain will keep its bor ders in perpetual bloom. One day the general was traveling in a stage coach with one of those unhappy philosophers who bestow more attention upon the lumps on their skulls than on the linings thereof yeclped phrenologists. Of course, every body in the stage was thoroughly bored by this profeasor until the general drew him into an unlucky ambuscade. “Sir," said Leslie, g.l used to be of the opinion that this science was neither correot nor founded upon proper grounds, although I had never given the subject the atten tion I now find it merits; but I am con vinced, from the very able discourse you have given us, that your theory is a just one, and of no little consequence when we need to make an estimote of the char acters and dispositions of men. But al though I had no great faith in it, yet I was sometimes struck with a resemblance in its leading features to a science with which I am familiar, and by which I am in a great measure, guided in my inter course with strangers" -- presume," interrupted the professor, with a smile of self-satisfaction "you allude to physiognomy ?" t•No sir," replied the general, "my tad coca is dogology." "Dogology I" echoed the professor, aghast. "Dogology" said the general, with a winning smile. "I can always tell, sir by , I the appearance of a dog, what kind of a man hit master is." ..Sir replied the phrenologist, drawing himself up stiffly, '•I see your intention is to cast ridicule upon my science " ‘Tard n me " said the general with_a amast.ne dxpression or countenance. "I will convince you to the contrary. At the flex. town, where we stop for dinner, and which I have never visited before, I will tell you from the dogs in the street what kind of men their owners are. And, if I foil to do so, I will forfeit the, drinks for the whole stage load of passen gers." bOh, yes! that you readily make a fan ciful theory, I am convinced, and draw nn imaginary character for that of the mas ter of every dog, I have tolerably good reasons for believing; but haw am Ito toll whether you are correct ? lam a strait. ger here as well as yourself," said the wary professor. "We will leave the decision to the landlord of the tavern where we stop.— He must know every person in the place replied the general." "Agreed," said the phrenologist, wink ling at the other passengers. and regaining ' his self satisfied air ; "I agree to that, and will forfeit drinks if the landlord's ac count tallies with your descriptions." On arriving at the tavern, dinner was speedily discussed, the passengers being anxi rus to enjoy the exhibition of this nov el science. The general beckoned the landlord out of the bar-room. This drew all the idlers with him, so that with them and the passengers there was a tolerably large group in fruit of the tavern, and of course this attracted other persons to see what was going on ; so that by the time the landlord was made acquainted with his duties as arbiter, quite a respectable audience was collected—in numbers at least. "The owner of that dog," said the general, as a fine pointer, with a steel chain collar round his neck, passed, "is a gentleman of education and property.— He lives well, dresses well; has a fine house, (the best house in town, quoth the landlord) enjoys himself rationally, is fond of society, a sportsman,. [that's he] gener ally popular on good terms with his neigh bors. How is that landlord ?" "True an a die," said the landlord ; "the very man." Just then a little wiry Scotch terrier darted from under a garden gate opposite and rushed up the street atter a flock of chickens. "The owner of that dog," said the general, "is a boy of about four teen or fifteen years of age. A sly rogue always about some mischief ; he is a spoil.' ed child, perhaps the only one; he and the dog are constant companions, and nei. ther are happy unless engaged in some scrape; and the neighborhood is no doubt troubled all the time with their pranks." "By jolly said the landlord, "there's something in this here dogology. That boy is just such a boy as you say he is stray, ger " . I The owner. of that dog," continued the general, as a pug-nosed bulldog with great wrinkles on his cheeks, short belig erent ears, heavy think eyes broad chest bandy fore-legs, and tail that looked as if it had been gnawed off, made its appear. ance, '•is an uneducated man. In dispo sition. he is suspicious and obstinate ; very wrong-headed; not likely to lave many friends—if any, men, like himself, not apt to take much interest in public affairs, close in his dealings, and not given to talk much." "By thunder," said the landlord, yoieve got him again. The owner of that dog is a Dutch butcher. He don't talk, for he can't speak English good; he don't take no interest in public affairs, 'cause he cant vote; and he's obAinate as a mule, as I know for he always gets more pounds of meat on his bill than there is in his weight and be won't take off a cent neither." '•'That dog," said General Leslie, eleva ting his voice, for he was very much ela ted with his success so far, as Ile saw a ca,iital specimen of the bull terrier com ing up the road—a union of ferocity and of cunning—heavy headed, lank bodied, broad-breasted, eyes like coals of fire, ears and tail cropped for rough-and-tumble fighting—"that dog gentlemen, is owned by a man till° is probably the worst man in this town, if not in the Stnte of Ken tucky. He is destitute of honor and prin. ciple, and would not hesitate to take the lite of any man for the sake of a low dol lars." Here he was interrupted by a voice in the crowd : "Look here stranger, you're making a little too free with my character, by Gard ! That dog does belong to me 1" and the speaker pushed his way through the crowd, and confronted the dogolo. gist. “Nly friend,” said the general, calmly, pushing back the hair from his forehead want to ask you a question, where did you get that dog 1" ed him myself." "Then," said the general, have lost the drinks. I was only betting on dogol ogy, and said he to the phrenologist, •'I want you to feel the bumps of this gentle man. And I hope the rest of the crowd will kiln me m a drink to old Kentucky." Any person who has seen the great west, will know how cheerfully this last sentiment was approved by the crowd gen erally. Speculator ar.d Capitalist. . - We translate for our coluums, a bit that will,fit other latitudes than that of Paris— a 'good tiling' of a Parisian gamin, (urchin loafer boy.) It is lively, energetic, charac teristic, and was effective. Two gentlemen were chatiog on the Boulevard. One was a great speculator, developing the plan of a magnificent pro- ject; the other dazzled capitalist, ready to snap at the bait. He hesitated a little, but was yielding, merely making a few objections for conscience sake. Near these two passed a couple of young sters of ten or twelve years. They wore looking in at a tobacco shop close by and one cries out to the other:— 'Buy the pipe! I'd like to smoke a sou's worth.' • 'Ah! as luck will have it I haven't the ayu.' 'Hold on ! I've got two sous.' .That's the ticket just the thing—one for the pipe, and one for the tobacco.' Oh, yes! But what am Ito do?' ,You! Ohl you shall be a stockholder; you can spit.' It was a flush of light. The capitalist thrust his hands into his pocket. and fled The speculator cast a furious look at the two gamins, and turned down the street. —Care ingion's Commissionaire. A DISPUTED QUESTION.—AD old toper, after indulging quite freely in his accus. tomed beverage, amused himself in reusing a mettlesome horse. The animal not fan. eying his familiarities, suddenly reared, and the disciple of Bacchus found himself sprawling in an adjacent stud puddle. Gathering himself up as composedly as his situation would allow, he shouted to hie eon John who was standing by : 'John. did you see me kick that 'ere hose V •Why no, dud, the boss kicked you I' Reckon not, John. One or t'other of I us got badly hoisted. Taint me, John, for Pm here!' 0111rThe1/111 heart is like n feather bud—it must be roughly handled, well shaken and exposed to variety of turns, to prevent it becoming hard. Original Tin tin. [Written for the Huntingdon Journal.] THE LOST The lost I oh, what are they?—the dead ? Alas ! there is a grove, To which the many lost have fled We might yet would not save. Lost time, which never more can be ; Lost joys whose sun both set; Lost friends; whose tomb is Itiemory, Whose memory is Regret. How like a churchyard is the heart, By buried relics crossed ; The dead ore but a tithe, a port Of what the heart bath lost. The dead have an immortal dower, O'er which the soul may :nose ; But oh, the Lost 1 there's not an hear We live yet nothing lose ! Ah, me ! the mystery of fats, The sorrow and the thrall ; How quick we learn to estimate What we can ne'er recall; Lost hope, that like an arhiecs dove, Hath fled this world of care ; Lust peace, lost happiness, lost lore, Dispersed like things of air. Yon sphere that shines from earth so far, Finds yet some earthly trace, How many a loved and lofty star, Huth perished from its face. Oh ! stars of Heaven, and can ye fall, Can ye by storms be tossed ? Alas for hope alas fur all We loved, and we have lost E'en Nature for her woolls.dep"ores, Earth for her cities gone ; Ocean for empires, and for shores O'er which her tides sweep on. Nor heaven, nor earth, nor man escapes, Nor elements, nor clime, All bow before that Hand which shripes The mysteries of Time. • though the skins were magnificent, his' Rife upbrai ea him in no generaltermsfor ! An umbrella upon thine arm may make . C....---' ' . ~ .3 his oversight, 'They most do,' said Phil; it ache, but should rain come the umbrella ,CICC,t llis CtlialtiL • •d • •-----: 'they must be made up.' They were ac• will preserve thy clothes. Choose betwixt [Front the N.Y. Evpuing Pesti cordingly sent to a furrier, where as luck a trifling pain and a tailor's bill. REMARKABLE CAREER OF CRIME.. would have it, they were seen and recog• ; Other persons were born about the same BVERAL months since, the Bank of O . mzed by the lawful owner, and l'hit was time as thyself, and have been growing up V arrested when he called for the article, ever sine, as well as thou. Therefore be • :iNew Brunswick was broken into nod over $70,000 mien from its vaults. Tho I !So it has often happened,' philosophi- not proUd. .. . . . . twur ,,,,,,,,,,, amt.mtutts roo r b , :r ;;: avut 7 i : i poll, rutnorlzdad poor Phil, mum his tva::. Ye... ermfitlenco may ha misplaced, it., to the Toombs ; 'these cursed baubles of when thou goest out in thine patent leath. ready been published, and after being tree- ! women have often ruined great men.' But ern boots, simply because the pavement ces, its perpetrators have at last been cap ked for a long time, and through many pla he did not content himself merely with gi- before thine own door has dried. tured. and are now awaiting trial before ving utterance to the maxims of wisdom ; 1 The girl who is destined to bo thy wife, the Court of Assizes in Nova Scotia.— but while on his way to that venerable pe- ;although now unknown to thee. is sure to They are three in number, and their castes nal institution he slipped from the officers 'be living somewhere or other. Hope. are Phil Stanley; Jack Band and B. Smith. outstripped them in the ince, escaped from therefore, that she is:quite well,and other- These ! three men apparently are none of the city, fled to Michigan, robbed the State wise think politely about her. Bank of $ll,OOO, went to Connecticut and ; Edina° thy children lost one of these 3 our small, vulgar rascals. They display the trophies of no less than sixteen memo-' plundered several jewelry stores in that fin, days they educate thee in a school table achievements, of which each of theta , State. robbed an Indiana exchange agent with no vacations. boasts ; and whether they exaggerate the tmpurtance and recklessness of these from a love of boasting, we will not stop to la quire. The leader of this 'Ho is Phil Stanley. tlias Phil Sandford, who prides himself up on being one of the most artful villains in Christendom. He was born in England, and is over 32 years old. His manner is affable and quiet, yet he is a very devil in hardihood and gifted with unparalleled suc. cess. He has the eye of a lynx, the sub tlety of a cat, the quick decision of a con• sumnte general, and a force of execution which sets all obstacles at defiance. lie first became known on this continent in the city of Buffalo, where in a single night he committed three burglaries. lie war arrested for the crime tried, convicted and sentenced to nine months' imprison. ment. Unfortunately, his sentence was soon after commuted, and true to his in• stincts, he hastened to deserve another. This fellow is aristocratic in his trade. He entertains a hearty contempt for small rascalities, and aspires to great projects and achievements. Scarcely had ho got out of prison, when he planned a grand enter prise against the Milton Bank of Dorches ter; and one fine morning that institution missed $22,000. Hoeing succeeded in this great project, he curried on his opera tions in Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and Springfield ; sometimes alone, sometimes with his associates. But in Buffalo the bird was raged a second time ; the Grand Jury found a true bill of indictment, and he was sentenced to the Auburn State Pri- for another period of nine years and nine months. In the meantime, Phil had married the widow of a Jew, who kept an obscure ho• tel in the city of Albany: When he found himself a second time under the restraint of iron bars and heavy locks, he set his ge nius to work to devise the means of recov• ering his liberty. Hu drew up a petition to the Governor of the State for his pardon signed by ill the employees of the prison, and having counterfeited the signature of the Judge, sent it on to Governor Seymour. His excellency was ensnared by the trielt; he promptly sent on an order for his re- lease, and in a few days Phil found him. born in New Hampshire, where he oxerci self outside the prison sails. The fraud sed the trade of a looksmith. He began was afterwards discovered, and officers his career of crime with the theft of $5OO were despatched to find the criminal, and for which he suffered two years implison ; after a long and fruitless search, they lis• meat. trawl to the proposals of his wife, whoa. After the expiration of his term, he fig. greed to discover his whereabouts upon ured in the robbery of the Portsmouth certain conditions. The bargain being con- Bank, and received, as his share of the sumated, Phil got oft with two years and spoils, $70,000. Ile sent a part of it to six months confinement. 'This inadequate his father, who being found with some of punishment only whetted his instincts, and it in his possession, was arrested for the gave him new faith in his lucky star ; and crime. Jack not altogether forgetful of he soon after robbed the Windham county the obligations of a son, confessed him. Basic of $23,000. He next turned his I self the guilty party to the police. He thoughts upon Canada, and so went to was imprisoned, and his father set at lib. Montreal, where he committed many rob-, erty ; but the rascal made his escape in beries with impunity—among others one about 4 months. At Concord he was ar of a thousand dollars from the Grand Trunk rested for larceny. He got out again ; Railroad. A police officer, getting a clue and in New Jersey this modern Jack to his proceeding,s,aracked him to Buffalo' Sheppard, committed a heavy wharf rob. where he succeeded in capturing him. Ile , fiery. They caught and imprisoned him, was locked up two or three months, and and for the third time he broke jail. He then let off for want of sufficient evidence. I was, however, recaptured in Philadelphia, After getting rid of this annoyance thus , and sent back to New Jersey,—where he fortunately, he went to New York, where I was acquitted in some unexplained man his wife was then living. • Scarcely had ner. he stepped out of the cars when this ado- Disgusted with the States, he went to rable creature demanded a fur mantilia.— ; Canada with Stanley, and the two travel- Could he refuse such a request to a loving ed up and down the St. Lawrence; steam. angel, who had turned aside the poisoned boats, expresses, &e., were the theatre Of arrows of justice aimed at his devoted head. ; their operations. One time they attempt. The thing was not to he thought of, though ed to steal a box containing $500,000 in Poil had the funds, be assured he was not gold dust, but failed, Phil was arrested the man to spoil his dignity by pilfering for the attempt, but was discharged for so potty a thing. To relieve himself of want of competent evidence. the embarrassment, he signalized the night I The last of this diabolical trio is Bell of his visit to the metropolis by breaking Smith, whom we may regard as the set , in a sore and stealing a quantity of furs vent, or rather the slave of the other two. which he thought could not fail of satisfy. ; He does the most dangerous and servile ing the most et..l.avagent wishes of his be- work, and receives the least pay loved. But unfortunately for him, he had . not obtained the article ready made ; he „.„„„„ had only taken the raw materials; and al. of a considerable sum, plundered several 0 how good was Nature, that placed of the principal shops, and joined Jack great rivers near great towns! Rand and Bell Smith. A traveler journeying wisely, may learn The trio next attempted tomb an oil coin. touch Yet much may also bo learned by pauy. By means of false keys, the ras- him who stays ut home. cils got into the company's safe, but to Ido not say to the, "Marry, for it will their chagrin found the coff)rs empty,— exalt thee," yet was there subtle meaning Fur two or three nights they continued the ii) those whose usage it was to say, "Marry experiment, but still found no money. En- come up." raged with his ill-success, i'hil resolved not Cold things are used to cure fever, yet to Mice all this trouble for nothing. Ike- the over-coolness of a friend's act will ing fully examined the company's books, throw thee into heat. and acquainted himself with their method We know nothing, and yet it is knotving of doing business, he forged their name, something to know that thou knowest nosh. and personating ono of their employees, I ing , got it discounted and left the city. • IVhen I Rya conceit, a curtain red fly hath the note became due, the unfortunate etn- been called a Lady bird, and bidden to fly ployee whose name he had assumed, was away home, The counsel is good, even tried for forgery and sentenced to Sing Sing to her who is neither bird nor fly. There for hvo yours. is no place like home. Thence the confederates went to Quebec,. lie who holds his toungue, will have Their exploits in that city having alarmed nothing else to hold. Yet it is not good the people and waked up the vigilance o f to be over garrulous. The weather-cock, working easily, can tell thee the way of the wind: but if the the officers, they left for Nova Sieotia. weather-cock sticks, the course of the wind A few weeks after their arrival there, the Bank robbery of $75,000 was commit will not be influenced thereby. Remem ted. In this stupendous affair, Phil etn. ployed all his devilish genius. His man- her this. ner of proceeding is sometimes slow, but If thy heart is in the Highlands, it is not always sure. With a bit of wax he took , V irtuous love is wholesome. Therefore an impression of the outside door lock, and I I be virtuous, to make thyself worth y of art self love. Not, of course, that thou from this model they constructed a key. Another night the robbers entered the buil ding, and took impressions of the locks of thereby prevented from loving somebody the drawers and vaults. and made other el'e• keys as before ; and were now sure of suc cess. It is asserted that Phil has often devoted six montlp, study to the plan of an enterprise, and when it promised largely has not scrupled to spend $2,000 in main- ring it, lie possesses great powers of strategy and invention. At Auburn he male a key `or securing the gates, and gave it to the jailor, who sold the secret to a house in New York. They got it patented, and have realized large profits from its sale. Ordinarily, Phil managed an affair and let his confederates execute it But in No. va Scotia, ho departed from this prudent custom, and to this negligence he owes his deteetinn. Jack Rand, one of his accomplices, was VOL. XXII. NO. 46. --- - Proverbial Philosophy. A LA TUPPER, Talk to thyself, and insist upon a reply but not before the world, lest it think that nobody else will talk to thee. 1 A cat, even if she be friendly, never ap preaches thee.in a direct course. No more does a truth, 0 friend; but winding round thy stupidities, and rubbing up against thy prejudices, it reaches thee gently._ andthen perhaps scratches. A stitch in time saves nine. If therefore thou feelest one in thy side, be thankful, 0 friend. Lore the moan, for she shines in the night, to give us light in the dark; whereas the sun shines in the day time, when there is plenty of light, and his assistance is not wanted. Such is the difference between real and fulee charity. Solomon knew several things, allowing for his age, but I could teach him a few others.—iunrh.