Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, 5 Mart 1858, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated 5 Mart 1858 Page 1
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"VQ Ll' 52 IE S3 NEW SERIES. the sedfoed g-azetts P3 PUBLISHED i VKRV FRI DA V MHRKIva I>V MEYERS & BENiORD, ~ At the following terms, to wot: $1.50 per annum, cash, in advance, # f' 2 " " ilipoid within the vefir. " "■'! pnut within the year, subscription taken for |ei, S fi litn six months, r- F ,er '• '*COitiuuii until ail arrearages are JC.„,iuiie.s at the option ol the publishers, it has teen decided by the tinted Mates Court-, that the stoppage of a newspaper without the payment of ar rearages. is ]>ri:na fucif evidence of fraud and is a criminal offence. courts have decided that perrons are ac- the subscription price of iicwspnters, if they take them Jiorn the pot oiiice, wuether they subscribe for thm, or not. S'j Will attrii riinct':ft*'y *na to all opernlinna - | I * 3 , tr.i.i 1 : > . ... IV.t'i : r,*in„u-(L A... *aj ill || . :.l t.-'f. i.ii rsi, rru:a anr t0... ,l, I J 1' j Vie in .11.:. ( a.' iAt ._-r . ..n, ivnrrwu. I. !j ' 13T Tcim IXVAR.'ABLY C.VSH. 11l 1 Jj'fi. OiTi 4 oti C.iu Vat street, IV .I'orU, Pa. \ v 9 I j 1 fit P. U. BEIMEfi T) ESPEC'i I' I LL\ begs leave to tender his -Liu Professional Services to the Citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office in Julianna Street, at the Drug and Book Store. Feb. 17, i W}.. jSS K i\ KurFi Kestkctcullv tenders his professronrff ser- ! vices to the citizens of Bedford at# vicinity. Office and ' residence on i'ilt-Street, in "the building formerly occupied by Dr. John Ho/jus. I June 1853. ' Hl' " ' KTVI'IJCHT'I 1> j -ii> iA LKISij ir . v'OS MANN. G. h. SPAN 3. 1 in; undersigned have associated themselves in the j i ract.ce o! the Law, and vviii attend promptly to all i business entrusted to their care m Bedford and add ' joining counties. TUT" Ottice on lulianna Street, three doors south ot . •'Meogel House," opposite the residence of Mai. Tate, j JOB MANX. j ■Tone 2, 1834. G. H. SPANG. j W.VI. P. SCFicLL, ATTORNEY AT LAY.', j attend faithfully to all legal business J • entrusted to Lis care in t/.e Counties c j I Jitdford and Fulton. Bedford, Nov. 1, 1817. * Joim I*. fieed, Attorney at Law, Bod Prof. IYuwAL Respectfully tenders his services to the Public, second door North of the 1 House. Bedford, Feb. 20, 1852. Cessna & TTAVE formed a Partnership in the Practice a 1 of the Law. nearly opposite the (dmctte Of.;co, where one or the other ray ;.! ail times be found. Bedford, Oct. 2b, 184-9. iJiW x&HcK W. J. BASS, Attorney nt Law; WILL practice regularly in the Courts of Bedford County hereafter. He may, duri.ig Gourt Weeks, be consulted at his room at ti e Washington Motel. Nov. 23, 1555. josrpn W. TAT?:, ATTORNEY AT L.IY;, AND U£3£ <£SO<l<£ I3UOKO, HA3 for Sale 10 Farms, apd IS.OCO acres ofCoal r.d unite,proved land, in Bedford and Fulton conn, lies. Also Lots in the town of lian iltc. i. Land sold in quantities to suit purchaser-.. Proposals for timber are invited from Lumbermen. Terms ea<-y. Aii;, 7. tS."i7 f.m. .jj-j-.sxxxsxxxsrx.'jsxxx* rfV.vaj/ s / "T. J. IIA Ka• O. U-. ITK-.rOR . JJ. 7. MKVK'IS, DENFORD Bs, MEYERS, ATTORNIES AT LAW, DEDFORD, PENN'A. V.'IT.l. punctual!v attend to ?.!! business entrusted to their care. G3"slr. Baer wilt be in regular attend ance r.t Court. Olfice or. Juliana street, same as tor mer'y occupied by Win. M. Hall, Esq. [jan GS.'JS.] xxxsj rx x x-r x rxx x s-x r xxxxxxxxxx xxr TO BUI.DERS. The subscriber is fully prepared to furnish any quantity or quality of Building Lumber and Plastering Laths. Oiders directed to St. Clairsville, Bedford County, w ill be promptly attended to, by giving a reasonable notic. F. D. BCEGLE. UOTICi:. The partnership heretofore existing between James Burns and J. ii. Tnarp is this day dissolved by mu tual consent. All money due the firm i- payable to .Tame,. Hums, and all debts owed or contracted by the firm, will be paid by James Cum*. JAMES BURNS. J. 11. THARP. Feb. 19, ISSS. AumTOß'!* NOTICE. The undersigned appointed by the Orphans* Court in and lor the County of Bedford, to repoit a distri bution of the moneys in tb? bands ol Mrs. C. Har rner, Executrix of the last Wilt Hcc., of Ft wood llar >rer. deceased, who vva- administrator ol the Estate of Thomas B. Miller, deceased, wilt attend to the duties of his appointment at his office in the Borough of Bedford, on Wednesday, the 10th day ol March, instant, 10 o'clock A. M. of said day, w hen and where ail parties interested can attend. JXO. i>. HEED, Feb. 10. Auditor. JUST received at Shoemaker's Colonad? Store, a lai re assortment ol Bod?, Shoes, flats, &c. ° [dec : 4,'s7.]_ TO BE HAD JST DR. IURRY S. Essence of Jamaica Ginger, which should have a place in every family, lor sale at Dr. Harry's. fil isrc 11 an c ctt 2. A story. 1 witnessed a short tune ago, in one of our high r courts, a beautiful 't! Mistral ion if the 1 simplicity ae.-i power of truth. A little girl I li ill.-* y urj of a'.- Wad offered ii> aw against a prisoner, who was on trial for felony I committed iu Iter father's house. ; "Xoiv, Emily," said the counsel for thepris i onT, upon her being offered as a witness <-j ; desire to undt rstand ifyou know the nature of ■ an oath ?" . '•I don't know ,wi\at you guarr," was the sim ple answer. g ''There, your honor," said the counsel, ad ] dressing the court, "is anything faither necess ! arv to demonstrate t'i-"tva!u!it v <>f mv objections? ! fins witness shoufd U* rt-fFcted. She does not | comprehend the uatdre of an oaili." ! "Let us see," said the judge ; "come here mv f daughter." ' Assured by the kind tone and Inannermf the j judge, the child stepped towards him, and lock ed confidentially up into his face with a calm cl<s/ eye, and in a manner so artless and frank '.Matit' went straight I'ollie heart. * i you ctcf lake an' oat I) V' inquireAdtiie ifo.'f. Ffte little (rnl stepped "hack wiib a look of terror, and the red blood mantled in a blush all over her I ire and neck, as she anHt-ered, "no ■ si>. S e.t honght. be intended to inquire if she I had ever biaspb- med. "J do not mean the judge, who ; saw hep mistake. "I mean were yhi ever a 1 witness before ?" | "No My; i n-ver was in Court before." He j lianded iter the Bi de open, j "Di you know that book, my daughter ?" ! She I • -ked at it and answered, "Yes, sir: ! it is the Bible." j "D > vol! ever read it ?" he d. "Y'-ssir; every evening." I "< an you tell me what ilie Ribie is?" i : < l Uir * <1 <he j'idije. "It is the word of the great Clod," she an swer- n. '"k 1 ! ' !!, place your hand upon this Bible, and listen to what I say:" and be repeated slow ly and s ifTufily the oath ustiaJJv jrllriuisfered to wifoessep. "Now," said the ju"d_'e, "voti have been sworn as a witness, will you tell me what will Lefiill you ifyou do not tei] the truth ?" "I v iia! Ibe sliut up in the Slate prison," an swered the chil i. "I'sHalT" never go to heaven," she r-pli ed. "How do .you know V asked *h'r judge igaiti. The child took the Bible, and turriing rnp i<i!v to t!:e chapter containing the command mentfi, pointed to the injunction, "Thou shalt not tn at It Be uittiess against tbv neighbor. "1 1- arr.ed that," she said, "before 1 couhl "Has anv on? ta!k-<l with you a'*out your being a witn ■■■ in cnuit hero r mu ?t this man?" is • wif J th— judge. "Yes sir," she reprn ,1. "My trolh?." ! -"rd ihcv wanted in? l< be a witness, and test t igiit she called rue to hr :• ni and £<kv. n? to (••!) her tii? ten c iiniTMuiiitri'-iit?-, ar,d iio-n \v knelt down lu-getiter, and sh-' prayed ibat 1 might rinil?r.lau ! how wicked it was to bear false witness against rnv neighbor, and that God a old help me, a little child, to tel. lb? truth as it wsis !>'fir? him. And when I cam? up h-'re with father, she kissed rr.e and told me tor r.i-'i 'it the ninth commandment, antl that Hot! won! 1 b'.;r ?v?ry word I said." von believe this 1" asked the judge while a fear g!ir,:,>ii-d in his eye, and his lips quiver ed with emotion. '•Yes .-ii," said the child, with a voire and mariner that shown d her conviction of the truth was per feet. "God bless vou my child," said the judge, "you hit e a good mother. This witness i s com petent," he continued. "V ?r? lon ti tai 'or my iif. . and inr. -c. Nt of tlie charge agai- :me, I would j ray God lor such a witmss as tut-. Let her be exam':! ed." She.told her story with the simplicity of a child, as she was, but th?re was a directness about it which carried conviction ot its truth to every heart. She was rigidly cross-examin ed. The counsel plied her with infinite and ingenious questioning, but sh? varied from her first statement in nothing. The truth as spo ken bv that child was sublime. Falsehood and peijurv iiad preceded h?r testimony. Ihe pris oner had entrenched himself in lies, until he deemed himself impregnable. Witnesses hat! falsified facts in his favor, and viilany had manufactured for him a si am defence, but be fore her testimony, falsehood was scattered like chalT. The little child, for whom a mother had prayed for strength to he given h>r to speak the truth as it was before God, bioke the cunning devices of matured viilany to pieces like a pot ter's vessel. The strength that the moth?r had prayed for was given her, the sublime and ter rible simplicity (lerribi? I mean to the pris oner and his perjured association*,) with which she sooke, was itkea revelation from God him self. ' T7"A queen bee will lav 200 eggs daily for fifty or sixty days, and the eggs are hatched in three days. A single queen-bee has been stated to produce 100,000 bees in a season. A swarm of bees contains from 10,000 to 20,000 in a natural state, and Irorn 30,000 to 40,000 in a Live. Ov<ri:r:s.—There are from eleven to twelve millions of oysters arriving at Philadelphia per week —of tiiis number several hundreds of thousands are opened daily, placed in cans, and sent to the West—more particularly to the Territories. The floating capital invested in the trade is estimated at over six millions dol lars per annum. JACKSON AND DCCIIANA*. "be removal ail the deposites was (Tei. Jsck "on's own measure, conceived by fiitn, carried out by to'rn, defended by him, and its fatedepen , dent on iiirh. ile had coadjutors in every part j of the business, but the measure was bis own ; tor litis heroic c:\ il measure, like a heroic milita ry resolve, bad to be the offisfuirig of one g ri ' 3 ' mind self-acting and self-poised—seeing its way through ail difficulties and dangers, and r discerning ultimate triumph over all obstacles I in the determination to. conquer or peiuh. Councils are good for safe! v., not for heroism— g i'>.f for escapes from .retreats j j but i ir action, and esfi ci tiarittg action, lull one mind is wanlt^Hj^bgAtt^ A ft action of the C ibiorjt and some f iends-—j !, ■arjily in tin'act : Mr., Attor ney Ceneral: Air. Kendall, Bo<tia-ter (feiieral; , A! . Francis P. Blair, editor of ti<£ CLbe , and ; some few others. lie coftiirsujinafei] his intention to the Cabi net,,Ml of hum had been requester' to assist him in his; deliberations. pari of f fieri: dis-, ntei] horn bis design ; whereupon be assembled them nn tli* 22d September, [ | Js 33J and fad iu liiem a paper, in which be absolved t bcmlim a'l re p iiisi ;.ii! v lor the act, and assu nie<i it wholly upo 11 himself, r quisling them to consider I.i ' pup s-.l tii--s,siue.t? his own, in the supp wt M which lie required no one of them to m i \e a sacr-iLce *. f opiui.n >:■ principle. It* rksponsibii.ity was. -v nr.isni.r. j Mr. Clay, Mr. Calhoun, and Mr. Webster were now all united agan-sf (hueral Jackson, j with all ll.tii friends ami the Bank of (he United j States. ' - • The c.-nthi nati n v forn ; la' i . !he hank itself ,-j S a j f''' ! P"wer, . u ,i ..:• • cany J.stress into-j .,e ,<a department* -f th- <•> entry; the i puiji ;cai 'jfrray ag un-t Jim l\ si lent was unpre-j v eienl j d in pouit of number, and great n point ■ a lily. Besides the i;,r.*e eminent chiefs, ; : there were, j n the Small-, Messrs., o!' Kentucky ; Ezekie! Chambers, ©f Man land:! h :ay to;:, of D iavvare • Ewing, of 01:io ; Fre lingiiuysen, of Xew Jersey; Walkins Leigh of j Virginia : Mungtun, of North Carolina Poin dexter, of Mississippi: Alexander Porter, of Louisiana; Wtn. C. Pieston, of South Carolina: Southard, of New Jersey: Tyler, of Virginia!! In the House of Representatives. b**U-Z. -a.- i A . • > ru't* Ivinii*'vf 1 1j• were a long catal >gue of able speakers; Messrs. Archer, of \ irginia; Bell, of Tennessee; Burgess, of Rhode Island: Rufus Choate, of Massachusetts; Corwin, of Ohi >; Warren IL Davis, of South Carolina; John Davis, of Massachusetts: Edward j Everett, of Massachusetts: Millard Fillmore, of ; New York; Robert P. Letclmr, of Kentucky;' Benjamin Hardin, of Kentucky; M 'D.dli- , of South Carolina; Peyton,of T rinssce; Vance, of Ohio; Wiide, of Georgia; Wise, of Virginia: —in all, above thirty speakers, many of whom spoke manv times; besides many others of good ability, but without extensive national reputa tions. T;.e business of the combination was div ide di>tre.vs and panic the o' j* ct—and the parts dis tribute,t. and separately cast In t odnce the ef fect. Tii? hank was to make the distress a thing easy for it to do from its own moneyed power. The [oliliciuits w ere to make the panic, by the alarms w hieh they created for the satelv ol the laws, nf the Constitution, the pub lic liberty, ami the public money. The e;i'j proposed to themselves bv the combined parties was, tor the bank, a rerharter and tii? resloration of the deposites; for the politicians, an ascent to power upon the over throw of Jack- n. [The overthrow of Jack s n '] Toe r- Miiu * of the st <ry is iamiliur as a h.itis?- bohl wad to tii? Aueuiran people. G?n?ra! Jackson triumphed over th? rank arid politicians over the artificial panic and the r?,i! pressure. He rescued the American people fiom thethrpl dorn of a monster moneyed corporation, under whose i.. :i r ' i the masses groaned, and before whose j>r< the very government trembled. Tim people rallied to Jackror.. The politicians and the monster fell; and gr?at was the fall thereof. ia.ich is the lesson of hi dory upon a single great measure of Democratir. policy. Kx uno (Usee omnes. And is not the preservation ot this Union as important an object as was the release of the people from pecuniary thraldom? Are not the Democratic masses of our country as sere to raily to the support of James Borh- • anan against the f jrsof the Consti ut oit! en sa<- sins of the republic, though he be deserted by legions of tirr,id, cavilling "friends," as they did to Jackson in his struggle with the bank, with the avowed enemies ot Democracy, and with its false stampeding friends'? Depend upon it, the odds against Buchanan in upholding the banner of "The. Constitution the I moil the Democracy'''' —formidable as they be, ate not near so appalling as the array which confronted the man of responsibility in 1533. The money power is not so great—the mora! power is not comparable—and the confi dence of the opposition now, compared with what it was then, is the confidence of parricides contrasted with that of honorable men, actuated by deep con victions, and enjoying great popular influence and wide-spread respectability. The car of Democracy was not impeded by the obstacles it encountered in 1533, nor did it halt in its caieer by the desertion of false Demo crats. Tl rolled triumphant over the bodies and crushed out the political life's breath both of foe and false fiend. And so if will again, no matter who shall throw himself in its way. A lady wishing the service of a dver, was referred to an excellent workman. The lady asked: "Are you the dying man?" "No, ma'am, I'm a living mart —but I'll dye

for you." Freedom of Tbught and Opinion. EEDI v. iiiF, PA., FRID.Y MARCH 5, 1858. BEAU HICKMAN IN COURT. ihe New Y'ork correspondent of the Phila elphia Mercury lias the following in regard to ur distinguished financier, Beau Hickman, <sq., who visited New York lately to regulate lonetary affairs in that quarter : A rich scene came off the other day in the arine Court. Your readers will all retnem br the celebrated Beau Hickman. Beau has ken staying here for some weeks past, at the Forence Hotel, where his bills are paid by bis trends in the gambling and sporting lines." On J lursday, Beau was subpoenaed as a witness in tin above court. The attorney on the opposite yfo'e was a regular Tartar. He prides himself upon his skill in examining witnesses, and i cairns that he can contuse a witness more suc cessfully than any other member ol the bar. |€he of his methods of doing this is, when the illness hesitates, to snap at liitn like an angry yrrier, worry and abuse him for his notation, toil then seek to confound and embarrass him. Before this man Ifoau was brought up for tross examination. Beau took the stand, and after giving | HS testimony in a very mild and ttnid manner, was handed over for cross ques toning to this sharp lawyer. He had, in his direct testimony, affirmed "that the sharp law yer's client had 'no money whatever.' The counsellor, with a look at Beau such as a hun g?y dog gives at a bone, ask'd: 'il >w do you know, Mr. Hickman, that my client had no money ? Are you the keeper of; ifo J ocfe'-t-tiook •lie told me so, sir.' . i 'When did lie te!i you so !' * I'his morning,' ,j |'Where, sir.' 'ln this very room.' I ' •' '.at did he say sir ' Come, give tn his very wo. ds— none of your inferences, sir.' j '1 don't like to answer that question.' ho! So you're afraid to answer that , qpslion, are you ! I knew I should drive you ; ti| a c.'csecorner. Come, cut with it, and j m,i r Oi' your shirking here.' ll should rather he excused.' ' Then I shall appeal to the court to commit yob for contempt.' 'W eil, sir, if I must answer, he toid me this mrjrning tiiat he had no money..' gWe!!, sir, what ianguage did he use?' ■V. hy, I asked him to loan me hall a dollar, and lie said he couldn't do it, for you had rob ■ of every cent of his money, and if he fyour clutches very soon his A roar of laughter arose in the court which r qnired some trouble to check, and by the time the lawyer had collected his thoughts again the ; was decided against him. THE BENEFIT 0FBIB8& A writer in a Boston j >urnal, thus speaks of ' robins, and their value to the farmers :—"Con cerning robins, no writer has ever maintained j t! t tl y subsist exclusively on insects, worms, kc., n ither have any unless the writer in 1 1 - Transcript has done s> ever claimed that they ever fed on anything but fruits or berries, ft is generally claimed by ornothol-gists, that •they b-ed on u urins, insects, fruits and berries.' They nsuallv first appear here about the last of Much rr the first of April, many weeks and months before the earliest fruits and berries ri pen nisi ting then, as ib. met ly stated, on worms and insects —devouring not only earth worms, 'a questionable benefit, —as as -Tied, hut cut worms, the most ritendful lues of the firmer, grasshoppers, &.c. 'i he writer speaks now of what caret il observation has taught him, w here and when he eni lye.-l as fie did lot many years, an ample opportunity for thus learning these facts. Were it not for the robins, and cat-birds, Now England would undoubtedly suffer as does the We a t from the ravages of grasshoppers ; tor it should be borne in mind that birds that follow in the progressive move ment of civilization are few it) the West, as learned from observation, compared with them in the \ew England and Middle States. Des troy the insectivorous birds of New England, among which are robins and cat-birds,, denoun ced as "nuisances,' and the insects would- soon multiply so a> to destroy every green thing, not leaving the grass for the herds anil (locks. F hat s line oi these birds pick truits, and others grain, nobody doubts: hut the aggregate of the evil suffered Irom them on the one hand, compared with the pleasure and good services render ed m the other, is really not worth mention- 1 WOULD I WERE A BOY AG AIX. ' We talk of Adam anil Eve as having been, I before the fall, in a very happy condition, hut one thins they missed, they were never chil dren.—Correspondent Jltbnny Register. True. VVe nevep thought of that. Adam never played marbles. He never played 'hok ey.' He never skated on a pond, or played •hall,' or rode down hill on a hand sleigh. And Eve, she never made a play-house, she never took tea tables set out with tea things, she never rolled a hoop or jumped a rope, or pieced a baby quilt, or dressed a doll. T hey never played 'blind man's buff",'or 'puss wants a corner,'" or 'hurly burly,'or any of the crimes with which childhood sports itself. How blank their age must have been, wherein no memories of early youth came swelling up in their hearts, j no visions of childhood floating back from the long past; no mother's voice chanting a lullaby to the ear of fancy in the still hours of night, no father's voice of kindness speaking from the churchyard he sleeps in. Adam and Eve, and ; tfiev alone of all the countless millions of men „and women that ever lived, were never chil ; dren. [fJ-The morning is breaking," said a ser , vant, as he knocked at his master's door.— • "Let it break," was the growling reply : "let ' it break, it owes me nothing 1" And the mer • ! chant—a fair sample of a class "addresse himself again to sleep." THE LOWER CLASSES. Who are they 1 asks the Philadelphia The toiling millions, the laboring men ami women, (he farmer, the mechanic, the artizan, the inventor, the producer I—Far from it. These are nature's nobility, God's favorite?, tile salt of the earth. No matter whether they are high or low in station, rich or poor in pelf, conspicu ous or humble in position, they are the "upper circles" in the order of nature, whatever the factious distinctions of society, fashionable or unfashionable, decree. It is not low, it is the highest duty, privilege and pleasure, for the great man and the whole-souled woman to earn wiiat they possess, to work their own way through life, to be the architects of their own fortunes. Some may rank the classes we have ailuued to as onlv relatively low : and in fact the middling classes. We insist tin v are ah-; sdutely the very highest. If there is a rl ;-fo of human beings ori earth who n ay be properly denominated low, it is composed iif Mr i-e 'whn spend without producing, who dissipate on the earnings of their fathers or relatives without being ro doing anything in aid of themselves. We are all mariners on this sea of Kfe, And they who climb above us up ttie shrouds, Have only tn their overtopping place. Gained a more dangerous station and foothold, More insecure. WHO IS APR AID OF A LIQX? Dr.' Livingston savs, when the breeding irr.piulse | is upon these animals, and a man happens to I pa*? to windward of them, both lion and lioness will rush at him, but under ordinary circumstan j ces the lion is a cowardly animal, and never attacks a man except stealthily, unless wounded. A very curious peculiarity about liiin is, that at the very last he will not make an attack where he sees any tiling to produce the suspicion of a trap. A horse belonging to Captain Codring (•n ran away, hut was sfnppe,] bv the bridle catching a stump. He remained a prisoner during two days, and when he was found the wole space around was marked bv the font prints of lions, which had evidently been afraid to attack the !.altered horse from the fear thai the whole thing was a snare. It is a common beffof (says Dr. L.) 'bat the linn when he has once tasted human flesh, prefers it to any* other, but the real state of the case is that a man eater is always an old lion, who has grown too infirm to catch game : he resorts to villages for the sake of the goals, ami if a woman or xhild happens to go out they fill a prey tonr. This being his. little difficulty. ANECDOTES OF STEM P. SPEAKING- The system of canvassing and electioneering as it is carried on in the Southwest, affords much that is amusing as well as instructive. VVefind 'ii the "Editor's Drawer, of Harper f>r Decem ber, a rich joke said to have occurred in a can vass in Tennessee, between the Hon. Cave Johnson and Major Gustavus A. Henry. As the story runs, Major H., in reply to an allusion of hie opponent as to his manner ot shaking hands, said : 'I v\ ill tell you a little anecdote illustrative of the peculiar electioneering abilities of my honorable friend in his intercourse with our intelligent constituents. We were canvassing in a remote pait of the district, and, having an appointment to speak near the house ot a very influential Squire, we spent the pr vious night at his house together. It was well known that the Squire controlled all the votes in that precinct, and that his better half controlled him, so that it, was at! important to get on the right side of her. We had agreed not to electioneer with the Squire while we staid with him; hut I did not think this forbade me to do n.v b-st with flis family. So 1 rose about daybreak the next morning, and, thinking that I should mam friends with the mistress of the house by 1 ringing water to cook the breakfast. I took a bucket and started off for the spring. I was tripping ni on a light fantastic toe,' singing merrily as I went along, when what on earth should I see. as I looked into the barn-yard, but the old woman milking the cow, while my honorable friend, with I > face ruddy with morning exer cise, and l is long locks streaming in the breeze was holding the cow by the tail ' J saw in an instant that lie bad the start of me. j returned to the honse discomfited, and abandoned all hope of a vote in that region." This reminds us of a good thing that occur red in Marshall county, in this State. A young Filimore orator, who was also editor of the Fillmore otgan in that county, made a speech at the little village of Chnlahoma, m the course of which he charged Mr. Buchanan with being in favor of'squatter sovereignty.' Th'- speakej on the opposite side was the Hon. J. VY . C a distinguished member oi the Legislature, and in the course of his reply, he turns to his opponent and inquires, 'Did you say Mr. Buchanan was in favor of squatter sovereignty ?' '1 did,'re plied the Fillmore man. 'Why, you don't call this squatter sovereignty, do von ?' says Mr. C. reading something from a document, 'Of course I do,' "was the reply. 'Then.' says Mr. C., turning to the audience:'allow ine to intom the gentleman that what I have read is turn Fillmore's Lockpcrt speech.' It is hardly ne cessary to sav that there was no great number of Fillmore votes made there that day. It is said that ever afterwards our editor-orator was remarkably particular how he answered ques tions put to him in debate. on Hanking," is the title of a work issued from the press. A colemporary remarks that "Ranks on Gouging," would be an apprnpiiate title for a work setting forth the operations of the present system. Cjp-There is an old fellow in Nashville who snores so loud, that he is obliged to sleep at a house in the next street, to avoid awakening himself." WHO LIE \niBEK 27$ O. Selfcling Floor -1 he following directions for the selection of flour have been given by those long accustomed to dealing in this article. They are useful hintj though it requires some wcpei ience to select the best flour by the eye alone. We very sel dom order home a bat re] of flour until u-e have taken a baking from it and fried it, unless it be warranted by a reliable dealer of known good judgment. Ihe directions are : It must pack into a ball an J not (all in powder, when a portion is press ed together in the hands. When a portion ia thrown against a smooth perpendicular surface it must stick iri a lump or at least not scatter in a tine powder. When a little of it is wet avu it should work dry, elastic, not -olt and sticky. —lt should be of pure white, without a bluish tint. Jio minute black specks -booh! .■>■> found on a close examination. slight yellow or straw color is not a bad "sign.' 4 REASONS WHY FARMERS ARC HEALTHIER THAW PROFESSIONAL MEN. —These reasons are : 1. They work more, and develop* all the lea ling muscles of the body. 2. They take their exercise in the open air, and thus breathe a greater amount of oxygen. 3. Their f>o.l and drinks are commonly lew adulterated, and far more simple. 4. They do not overwork their brain as much a? professional men do. 5. They take their sleep, commonly, during the hours of darkness, and do not try to turn day ! into night. G. Tney are not, commonly, ambitious and do not wear themselves out so rapidly in the fierce contest of rivalry. 7. (Tieir pleasures are more simple and less exhausting. HONORABLE CONDITION. —Many years ago, in w hat is now a nourishing city in this State, liye<! a stalwart blacksmith, find of his pipe and i>! ins joke. HH was also fond of his bloom ing daughter, whose manv graces and ctiarms had ensnared the affections of a susceptible y-ung printer. The couple, altera season of j mutual billing and coo:: g, "engaged" them selves, and nothing but the consent ofthe young 1 1 lys, parent' prevented thmr union. To obtain this, an interview was arranged, and Typo pre ! pared i little speech to astonish and convince the old gentleman, who sat enjoying his pipe in perfect content. Typo dilated upon the fact of their long friendship, their mutual attach now, sir, as!,- your permission to transplant tm lovely flower from its parent bed"—but his "phejinks" overcame him, he forgot the remain der of his rhetorical flourish, olushed, stammered, arid finally wound up with—"from its parent lied, into mv own." The father keenly relished the discomfiture of the suitor, and after remov ing his pipe and blowing a cloud, replied— "VVeil, young man, I don't know as I've any objections, provided you marry the gal first. ' 3jf~A party lately marie a partial explora tion of Spring Cave, Point Pleasant, Ky., on Green river. An entrance to the cave was efleeted through a narrow passage about thirty f.-et long, which opened into an egg-shaped room, thirty feet long and filteen The ex ploring party visited, through various passages, five other rooms, in one of which was a small set-off as if made by man, and on it were three books and several letters, none of which the gentlemen could make out. They also found in this 100 m siiverv-looking metal that had been run into lumps. In another room they found human hones. It is the intention of the gentle men engaged in this exploration to make amor* thorough examination of this cave. OyTwo weavers working in one shop in (lie village of Houston, were conversing one day upon auth >rship, when one of them obser ved that the man Finis was a great author ; he had seen that writer's name attached to a great many hooks. ••You must he a stupid blockhead," replied !Ire other; "that man Finis is the printer." Couldn't come it—the old Dutchman who undeitook to wallop his son for Jake turned upon and walloped him. The old man conso led himself fir his defeat by rejoicing at Jake's superior manhood, thus: "Veil, Shake ish a shmart fello ; he can vipbisown taddy." Oyin the county of Menfolk, a ladv las six sons, each of which is six feet four inches tall. She savs the- wav she drew them out so was by feeding them on Shanghai chickens. A bint for our short ftiends. IJfymlndustrv must prosper," as the man said, when holding the baby for his wife to chop wood. Qy.Mv dear Tom," said old Sheridan one day to his son. "I wish you would take aw ife." •'I have no objection, sir ; whose wife shall I take ?" said Tom. Qy*"VVi:at n akes the milk so warm ?*' said Betty to the milkman when he brought the pail to the door one morning. "Please, mum, the pump-handle s broke, and missus took the water from the biler." X7="Not a thousand miles from Oneida Co., a former's j !, ry lately rendered a verdict that a o-tlain d c ised "came to his death bv excessive drmkiog, producing apoplexy in the minds of the jury." Kyi -ay, Gumbo, tan ver answer dis con nondefurn m ? Dunn i, • linger, what am it? jjgjfl Supposui' 1 gub you a bottle ol whisky corked :i shut with a cmk, how would you get the whu kev out without pulling the cork or b.aking lha bottle. I gubs dat up. *'• ; Why push de cork in, yah, yah VOL 1, NO. 31.