Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, 8 Haziran 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated 8 Haziran 1860 Page 1
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VOLUME 36. NEW SERIES. TfIHE BEDFORD GAZETTE, ■ IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING BY B. F MEYERS, At the following terms, to wit : $1.50 per annum, CASH, in advance. $2.00 " " if paid within the year. << " it nt t P au i within the year. rrT'So subscription taken for less than six months. P a P er discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher, it has been decided by the United States Courts that the stoppage of a newspaper without tne payment ol ar rearages, is prima facie evidence ot fraud and is a criminal offence. K7~The courts have decided that persons are ac countable for the subscription price of newspapers, if the) take them from the post office,whether they subscribe for them, or not. ©riginal Pcftrrj. THE SHADOW ON THE HILL.."* It broodeth there, a dusky pall Enwrapping e'er yon rugged cone, And hugging close the forest tall Where ghostly pines make solemn moan ; J It broodeth there, a surging gloom, Sublime, mysterious, dark and still ; As hangs o'er wicked men Death's doom, Broodeth the Shadow on the Hill. It quivers there, a waving mist, Embroidering, like a purple band, The rocit-veined hills when morn has kiss'd Old Allegany's forehead grand ! It quivers there ; as some black stream Whose sullen waves with brightness fill Beneath the morning's slanting beam, Quivers the Shadow on the Hill. It darkens there ; funereal plumes Wave where its dusky hues are spread, Wave o'er the trees whose shivering glooms Fall vale-ward when the day is Dead. It darkens there j dun Twilight's forms Its dingy, swarthy mantle fill ; As Northern clouds foreboding storms, Darkens the Shadow on the Hill. • The Eastern slope of the Allegany, as seen from Dry Ridge, in Bedford county, presents some of the most romantic and picturesque views in Pennsylva nia, or perhaps in America. In the almost unbro ken forest which covers it, there are large clusters of pines and other evergreen trees, whose tops, in the distance, seem to form a perpetual shadow which shifts and changes in appearance, as the breeze, the cloud, or the sunlight falls upon it. TIME CHICAGO COAVEYTIOY. RICH REVELATIONS! tireely and Raymond at Loggerheads! HOW THE TEXAS DELEGATION WAS APPOINTED.—THE DELEGATE FROM CANADA. The Detroit Free Press in violation of party tactics and usages, tells who and what were the delegates from Texas, in the Chicago Republi can Convention. It says the delegation preten ding to represent got up at Grand Ha ven, in Michigan. The names ol the delegates as thev appeared in the published list, were "Dunbar_Henderson, James Scott, J. Strauss, G. Fitch, delegates at large ; E. J. Garrison, Wil liam Seagnst, M. T.JE. Ghandler, A. J.jA oakum district delegates,"— not one of wtiom was ever within a thousand miles of Texas. Dunbar Henderson is none other than Don C. Hender son, the editor of a Republican paper at Alle gan, in Michigan ; James Scott is James P. Scott the Republican County Clerk of Ottawa Coun ty ; J. Strauss is the keeper of a small beer sa loou in the village of Grand Haven ; M. T. E. Chandler is a resident of Canada East, and is not now and never was a citizen of the United States ; but at the time of the movement wa3 started he was on a visit to some friends in Grand Haven, and readily entered into it. The j others, we believe, did not attend the conven tion but alt of them are residents of Grand Ha ven and its immediate vicinity. Henderson was one of the secretaries of the convention,! and Chandler, the British subject, was one of the vice-presidents. THE DELEGATION FROM GEORGIA j FAILS FOR WANT OF TWO DOL LARS. How SEWARD LOST THE NOMINATION. —The Detroit Free Press knows it to be true that an old man named Benning, a resident of Grand j Haven, Michigan, was fitted out with a full j set of credentials for the Chicago Convention from the State of Georgia, and that he was em powered and instructed to cast the whole twen ty six votes of that State for William H. Sew ard ; but the plan miscarried, because Benning could not raise two dollars with which to get to Chicago. If he had been able to raise the ' necessary funds, Seward would have been at least twenty-six votes better off in the Conven tion, and might, perhaps, have been nomina ted. JOHN WENTWORTH PUZZLED. THE [OUTSIDERS AGAINST SEWARD. —The Chicago Democrat, edited by Mayor Long John Went worth, says : We noticed quite a number of men sitting a round the Convention and abusing Gov. Sew ard, who but a few days ago were applying to get on the police in this city, and complaining of the utter destitution of themselves and fami lies. They have now all got new suits of clothps to their backs ; and we know not which of the two following questions is the most difficult to answer : First, why should these men be abu sing Gov. Seward ? Second, where did they j get their new clothes ? HORACE GREELY'S OPINION. From a letter in the Tribune, signed H. G. Mr. Bates lost the nomination primarily be cause the Indiana delegation, which was friend ly to him when chosen, went over, early iu the ; caavass at Chicago, to Lincoln ; and Pennsyl- j vania, by a vote of 60 for Lincoln to 45 for ' Bates, soon after indicated the former as her ul timate choice. Thenceforward the only hope ot Judge Bates' nomination was in the chance that the Seward men, it beaten, would prefer Bates to Lincoln. The rapidity of the ballot ings and the suddenness of the decision left no opportunity to realize this hope. RAYMOND REPLIES TO GREELY. Governor Raymond, of the Times, in a letter dated May 22, from Auburn, N. Y., noticing the letter from which the above extract is made, wites : '•The main work of the Chicago Convention was the defeat of Governor Seward :—that was the only specific and distinct object towards which its conscious'efforts were diiected. The nomination which it finally made was purely an accident, decided fai more by the shouts and applause of the vast concourse which domina ted the Convention, than by any direct labors |of any of the delegates. The great point aim ! Ed at was Mr. Seward's defeat ; and in that en j deavor, Mr. Greely labored harder and did ten ! fold more, than the whole family of Blairs, to ! gether with all the Gubernatorial candidates, to whom he modestly hands over the honors of the effective campaign. He had special quali fications, as well as a special love, for the task, to which none of the others could lay any claim. Mr. Greelv was in Chicago several days be : fore the meeting of the Convention, and he de -1 voted every hour of the interval to the most steady and relentless prosecution of the main business which took him thither—the defeat of j Gov. Seward. He labored personally withMel egates as they arrived—commending himself J always to their confidence by professions of re gard and the most zealous friendship for Gov. Seward, but presenting defeat even in New York, as the inevitable result of his nomina | tion. Mr. Greely was largely indebted to the for bearance of those upon whom he was waging this warfare, tor the means of making it effec tual. While it was known to some of them that, nearly six years ago—in November, 1854 —he had privately, but distinctly repudiated all further political friendship for and alliance with Gov. Seward, and menaced him with his hostility whenever it could be made most effec tive, for the avowed reason that Gov. S. had never aided or advised his elevation to office— that he had never recognised his claim to such official promotion, but had tolerated the eleva tion of men known to be obnoxious to him, and who had rendered far less service to the party than he had done—no use was made of this j knowledge in quarters where it would have disarmed Jthe deadly effect of his pretended friendship for the man upon whom he was thus deliberately wreaking the long-hoarded revenge ola disappointed office-seeker. Being thus stimulated by a hatred he had se cretly cherished for years—protected by the forbearance of those whom be assailed, and strong in the confidence of those upon whom he sought to operate—it is not strange that Mr. Greely's efforts should have been crowned with success. But it is perfectly safe to say that no other man—certainly no one occupying a position less favorable for such an assault— could possibly have accomplished that same re sult. We deem it only just to Mr. Greely thus early to award hun the full credit for the main result of the Chicago Convention, because his own modesty will prevent his claiming it—at all events until the new Republican Admiois tration shall be in position to distribute its re wards. It is not right that merit so conspic i nous should remain so long in the shade. Even the most transcendent services are in danger of being forgotten, in the tumult and confusion of a contested election ; and we cheerfully tender for Mr. Greeley's use, this record of Ins deserts I when he may claim at the hands of his new as sociates that payment for lack of which he has I deserted and betrayed his old ones. i have said above that the final selection of Lincoln as the candidate was a matter of acci dent. I mean bv this, that down to the time of taking the first ballot, there had been no a greement among the opponents of Seward as to the candidate upon whom they should unite.— ' The first d-stinct impression in Lincoln's favor was made by the tremendous|applause which a ; rose from the ten thousand persons congregated in the wigwam, upon the presentation of his name as a candidate—and by the echo it re | ceived from the still larger gathering in the street outside. The arrangements for the Con vention were in the hands of Mr. Lincoln's friends, and they had been made with special reference to securing the largest possible con course of his immediate neighbors and political supporters. It was easy to see that the thun dering shouts which greeted every vote given ' for him, impressed what Mr. Greel)' calls the "ragged columns forming the opposite host" with the conviction that he was the only man With whom Mr. Seward could be deleated. Vermont whose delegates would ,have "been peremptorily instructed to vote lor Seward if there had been the slightest apprehension on the part of their constituents that they could do otherwise, was the first to catch the contagious impulse ; and throughout the second ballot the efforts of other States IO resist the current which deluged the convention from without, were but partially successful. On the third ballot the outsiders had it all theii own way. Upon the first call Lincoln lacked only two-and-a half votes of a nomination. Ohio was the first to clutch at the honor of deciding the choice— and thenceforward the only apprehension on j the part of the delegates seemed to be that they I would not be registered on the winning side. The final concentration upon Lincoln was then mainly, in my judgment, a matter of im pulse." MR. GREELY REJOINS TO RAYMOND. Over his own signature, Mr. Greely in the | Tribune of the 25tb, rpjoins to Gov. Raymond, j dividing the matter into several heads. We give part of the second and third heads. Jhere BEDFORD, PA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNEB,IB6O. were letters in Chicago from several of the pu rest aud ablest Republicans of our State, whom I am prepared to name it required, represen ting that Gov. Seward could not carry this State—that the public disgust at the doings of our late Legislature was so intense that it would j visit on his head the sins imputed to certaiu of his active, conspicuous friends ; but I did not circulate these letters nor endorse the opinion theieia expressed. 1 thought, and still think that a much heavier vote could and would oe rolled up against Governor Sewaid, than a gainst any other man, especially if Douglas were his opponent ; but I believed that he would nevertheless carry the State ; and I am confident I was never even badgered by 'he New York lobby into any averment inconsis tent with this. Mr. Raymond proceeds to state that 1 had, in "November, 1854, privately but distinctly, re pudiated all further political friendship for and alliance with Governor jSeward, and menaced him with hostility wherever it could be made most effective ; for the avowed reason that Gov ernor Seward had never aided or advised his [my] elevatiou to office," Stc. This is a very grave charge; and being dated "Auburn, Tues day, May 22, 1860," and written by one who was there expressly and avowedly to condole with Gov. S. on his defeat, and denounce me as its author, it is impossible not too see that Gov. Seward is its responsible source. T therefore call on him for the private letter which i did write to hiin in November 1854, that I may print it verbatim in the Tribune, and let every reader judge how far it sustains the charges which nis mouth-piece bases thereon. I main tain tnat it does not sustain them ; hut I have no copy of the letter, and I cannot discuss its contents while it remains in the hands of my adversaries, to be used at their discretion. I leave to others all judgment as to the unauthor ized use which has already been made of this private and confidential letter, only remarkiog that this is by no means the first time it has been employed to like purpose. I have heard of its contents, or what purported to be their substance, being dispensed to members of Congress from Mr. Seward's dinner table in Washington, I have seen articles based on it paraded in the columns ol such devoted champions ol Governor Seward's principles and aims as the Boston Courier. It is fit that the New York Times should fol low in their footsteps : but I, who am thus fired on from an ambush, demand that the letter, which I have not seen since I sent it, snail no longer be thus employed. Let me have the letter—not a copy, but exactly what 1 wrote— and it shall appear verbatim in every edition of the Tribune. The public will then judge how far the use hitherto made of it to my prejudice is justified by its contents. Meantime, ,1 onlyf say that, when I had fully decided that I would no longer be devoled to Gov. Seward's person al fortunes, it seemed due to candor and lair dealing that I should pr,irately but in all frank ness apprise him of the fact. It was not pos sible that I could in any way be profited by writing that letter; I well understood tnat it involved an abdication of all hopes of political advancement ; yet it seemed due to my own character that the letter should be written. Ot course, I never dreamed that it could be pub lished, or used as it already has been ; but no matter—let us have the letter in print—and let the public judge between its writer and his o pen and covert assailants I, at all events, ask no favor, and fear no open hostility. THURLOW WEED'S STATEMENT. From the JVew York Herald. Meantime,'the editorial correspondence ot the Albany Evening Journal, Mr Seward's official organ, which ought to be well posted on the subject, describes what the writer saw and heard at Chicago. In relerence to the opera tions of Gieely and Blair, he says :—"Misrep resentation has achieved its work. The timid and credulous have succumbed to threats and perversions. The recognized standard bearer olthe Republican party has been sacrificed up on the altar of availability. The sacrifice was alike cruel ( and unnecessary." The correspon dent goes on to say that Seward was "too pure and too consistent" for "those whose dislike of the man was infinitely in advance of ffieir own love of his principles:" that "the result of this work of ingratitude and malignity is les3 a de feat of William H. Seward than a triumph of his personal enemies," and that it was a viola tion ot "good faith and common honesty." The writer wihds up with the significant hint that upon those men "devolves the responsi bility of the campaign." GREELY RESPONDS TO WEED. From the Ttibune. The Albany Evening Journal would seem to be left, just at present, in the hands of some inexperienced if not misguided conductor. lis recent editorial letter from Chicago, virtually charging all those delegates who saw fit to sup port some other candidate than Governor Sew aid with cowardice or treachery, has given great satisfaction to the enemies of the "Republican cause; and it followed up this blow yesterday by various flings at the Tribune which are ob viously intended to provoke ill blood. Catch ing a paragraph from my account of "Last Week at Chicago" which quite inoffensively states the obvious fact that, after Indixna had openly, and Pennsylvania virtually declared for Lincoln, the only chance for Bates lay in the possible preference of hirr. to Lincoln by the Seward men, the Journal gratuitously says: "There was probably not a Seward delegate at Chicago who preferred Mr. Bates to Mr. Lincoln. There certainly was no such dele gate Irom this Stale. For a thousand reasons, every thorough Republican—particularly those who stand with Mr Seward—must prefer Air. Lincoln to Mr. Bates * * *lt would therefore, have been the extremest inconsisten cy in Mr. Seward's friends to have given their votes to him, under any circumstances rather than to Mr. Lincoln." Freedom of Thought and Opinion. This statement impels me to say that, while the third ballot for President was proceeding at Chicago, Mr. Charles Gibson—a leading friend of Mr. Bates, from St. Louis, and a most honor able gentleman—came to my seat in the Con vention, and urged me to hold on for Bates, and prevent a nomination of Lincoln on that ballot if possible; for he hadjurt seen Mr. Weed, and if no nomination should then be made, there would be a strong rally of Seward's friends oo Bates on the next vote. But the message came 100 late. Is it wise or well to continue these discussions. Ido not object, if so it must be; but to what end ? EFFECT OF THE ALBANY CORRUP TIONS AT CHICAGO. Fron the JV. Y. Times of the 25th. ALBANY CORRUPTION AT CHICAGO. —The Evening Post is undoubtedly right in ascri bing to the Albany legislation ot last Winter something of the responsibility for the defeat of Gov. Seward at Chicago. We need not repeat the opinion we expressed of the character of that legislation while it was pending. The Times never failed to denounce it as a disgrace to the State, and as certain to brand with las ting obloquy every one connected with it. It was easy to see that such wholesale corruption as was there practised could not fail to recoil with fearful effect, not only upon the persons directly guilty, but upon the party upon which the responsibility for it should be in any degree devolved. The Press did its duty to the public in exposing its character, and in branding it as it deserved. Naturally enough, the opponents of Mr Sew ard at Chicago made the most of it. Air. Grpe ly, Mr. Dudley Field, and others, who labor ed with equal energy in their common cause, held Mr. Seward responsible for this misconduct of the Legsslature, partly on the ground that the Republicans were largely in the majority in both branches of the Legislature, and partly be cause it was assumed that the same lobby influ ences which were rife at Albany would be dominant at Washington in the event of Mr. Seward's election. The Post assents to the jus tice of this representation which seems to us in the highest degree unfair. OPINION OF THE WASHINGTON COR RESPONDENT OF THE TRIBUNE. Notwithstanding the result, Mr. Seward was at once the choice of the politicians and the people. The great body of ardent Republicans, all over the country, desired to elevate to the Presidency the man who had begun so early and had labored so long in behalf of their cardi nal doctrines. Thi3 was unquestionably their earnest wish. But along with this feeling there was another quite as strong among them. This was to win the Presidential battle. They thuogbt much of Mr. Seward, but they thought more of the cause of which he had been so large ly a spokesman. They were, for the most part ready and willing, and even desirous, to go lor the man for President who was most likely to succeed, whoever it might be. It was other wise with the politicians who had attached themselves to Mr. Seward's fortunes. They had their own personal ends to serve, and they preferred a poor chance with him to a good one with another candidate with whom they had no prlitico-personal affiliations. THE HARRISBURG RESOLUTION ON FOREIGNERS. "Reso/iW, That the influx upon us of for eign criminals is an evil of serious magnitude, which demands the interposition of a proper and efficient legislative remedy,"— Harrisburg Feb. 22, 1858. THE CHICAGO RESOLUTION. "Fourteenth, That the Republican party is opposed to any change in our naturalization laws, or any State - -legislation by which the rights of citizenstiip hitherto accorded to imi grants from foreign lands shall be abridged or impaired."— Chicago, M ay, 17 iB6O. Ouce when traveling in a stage-coach, I met a young lady who seemed to be on the constant look-cut for something laughable ; and not con tent with laughing herself, took great patus to make others do the same. Now, traveling in a stage-coach is rather prosy business. People in this situation are apt to show themselves peevish and selfish ; so the young lady's good, humor was for a time agree able Ever) old barn was made the subject of a passing joke, while the cows and hens looked demurely on, little dreaming that folks could be merry at their expense. All this was perhaps harmless enough. Animals are not sensitive in that respect. They are not likely to have their feelings injured because people make fun of them ! but when we come to human beings, that is quite another thiug. So it seemed to me, for after a while an old lady came running across the fields, swinging her bag at the coach man and in a shrill voice begging him to stop. The good natured coachman drew up his horses, and the old lady, coming to the fence by the road-side, squeezed herself through two bars which were not only in a horizontal posi tion but very near together. The young lady in the stage-coach made some ludicrous remark and the passengers laughed. It seemed very excusable : for in getting through the fence the poor woman had made sad work with her black bonnet, and now taking a seat beside a well dressed lady, really looked as if she had bepn blown there by a whirlwind. This was a new piece ot fun, and the girl made the most of it. She caricatured the old lady upon a card ; pretended, when she was not looking to take patterns of her bonnet ; and in various other ways sought to raise a laugh. At length the poor woman turned a pale lace towards her. "My dear," said she, 'you are young, healthy and happy. I have been so too, but that time is past. lam now, decrepid and for lorn. This coach is taking me to the death bed of my only child. And then, my dear, I shall be a poor old woman, all {ilone in a world MAKING FUN. where merry girls think me a very amusing object. They will laugh at my old fashioned clothes, and odd appearance, forgetting that the old womon has a spirit that has loved and suffered and will live for ever." The coach now stopped before a poor looking house, and the old lady feebly descended the steps. "How is she V' was the first trembling ioqui ry of the poor mother. "Just alive," said the man who was leading her in to the house. Putting up the steps, the driver mounted his box, and we were upon the road again. Our merry young friend had placed the card in her pocket. She was leaning her head upon her hand ; and you may be assured I was not sorry to see a tear upon her fair youog cheek. It was a good lesson, and one which we hoped would do her good. TJIE CENSUS OF iB6O. The following excellent take off on the ques tions proposed to be asked by the takers of the Census of 1860, has been variously credited to the Buffalo Express and the Cleveland Plain dealer, Without attempting io settle the ques tion to paternity, we present it as we find it: What is your age? Where were you born ? Are you married, aud if so, how do you like it? i Did you everjiave the measles, and if so how many ? Have you a twin brother several years older than yourself? Have you parents, and if so, hew many of them ? Do you read the New Testament regularly. What is your fighting weight ? How many times has your wife "wished she was dead," and did you reciprocate the wish ? Do you use "boughten" tolacco. Were you and your wife worth anything when married, and if not what proportion of her things were your'n and your things were her'n ? Were vou ever in the penitentiary? Are you troubled with "biles?" How many empty bottles have you in the house ? How does your meerschaum color? Have you all of Thayi r's speeches on the horse railroad ? Are beans au article of regular diet in your family, and il so, how does it go? State whether you are blind, deaf, idiotic or have the heaves ? How many chickens have you, and are they on foot or in the shell ? Is there a strawberry mark on your lelt arm ? Which food do you preler, rum or mixed drinks ? State how much pork, dutch cheese, impen ding crisis, popular sovereignty, standard poe try, Gayety paper, slave code, catnip, red flan nel, Constitution and Union, old junk, perfume ry, coal oil, liberty, hoop skirt, 6tc., you have on hand. Persons liable to be "censused," will do well to cut the above out and put it up in a conspi cuous place. THE "IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT." Mr. Lincoln, the Republican candidate for President, in his speech at Columbus Ohio in September last, claimed the paternity of the "ir repressible conflict" sentiment, In that speech he said : "I do not believe Governor Seward uttered that sentiment because I had done so before, but because he reflected on this subject, and saw the truth of it." It is so seldom that the original inventor reaps the Iruii of his la bors, that we are disposed to put the "irrepres sible" saddle on the right horse, so that Abra ham may have the full benefit of it. We think, however, that riding on a rail would be much j pleasanter than riding on that saddle. PROPOSED BUILDING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC ! NATIONAL CONVENTION. —In view of the large concourse of strangers that will be attracted to the city, and the intense interest that will be felt by so many of our citizens to be in attend ance at the proceedings of the Democratic Convention which assembles here on the }lßth proximo, causes which will bring together an assemblage far exceeding the capacity ot even the largest ol our public hails, it has been pro posed to erect a suitable temporary building for the express accommodation of the Convention, and capable of seating all who may wish to be present. To obtain the means for this purpose a building subscription is proposed. Each sub scription of five dollars will entitle the contri butor to a ticket giving him a claim to a re served seat ih the building at all times while the convention is in session. From one thou sand to fifteen hundred subscriptions of this kind will be required for the successful ;accom mouation of the project. A subscription paper ha 6 been left at the American office where those disposed to contribute can enter their names.— Bait. American. A FEW DAYS SINCE, in a Western court, the following incident took place. The lawyers inside the bar were very noisy, holding loud conversation, so that the evidence of witnesses could scarcely be heard. The deputy sheriff rapped on the desk with [a knife of ponderous handle. Still the noise was unabated. After a pause he again rapped for order, but the loaf ers chattered on. The deputy sheriff again brought down his knife on the table with three tremendous raps, as he looktd daggers at the dis turbers. "Look ver." says Colonel , a member of the bar, rising suddenly to his feet, with re markable gravity of (countenance ; "Judge, it is impossible for gentlemen to hold conversa tion while that person (pointing to the dep uty sheriff,) is allowed to make the noise be does." This cool speech brought roars of laughter, in which, of course, the Court joined. IVHOLE NUMBER, 2903. [GfA physician in Clarke county didn't like a young man who waited on his niece; so he gave the niece a powder to give the young man in some kind of drink. The young lady pre tended to acquiesce but slipped the powder into her uncle's coffee, who drank his own physic. The Springfield News finishes the story as fol lows : "Well, after awhile the physician mounted his horse and left. After riding a few moments he became very much afflicted— and in the extremity of his grief, declared that he believed every drop of bis coffee had been— not coffee—but Croton oil. Dismounting, the doctor sought a house and bed, abd after three days, was able to proceed homeward. So he unwittingly took his own physic, and suffered the consequences. AN IRISHMAN being recently on trial for some offence,| pleaded "not guilty;" and the jury being in the box, the State Solicitor proceeded to call Mr. Furkisson as a witness. With the utmost innocence Patrick turned bis face to the Court, and said : Do I understand yer hon or, that Mr. Furkisson is to be a witness fore nenst me again ?" The Judge said dryly, "it seems so." "Well, thin, yer honor, I plade guilty, sure, an' yer honor, plaise, not because lam guilty, (or I'm as innocent as yer honor's sucking babe, but just account of saving Misther Furkisson's sowl." A GOOD story is told of an Irish hostler who was sent to the stable to bring forth a travel ler's horse. Not knowing which of the two strange horses in the stalls belonged to the traveller, and wishing to avoid the appearance of ignorance in bis be saddled both animals and brought them to the door. The traveller pointed out his own horse, saying, "that's my nag." "Certainly, yer honor, I knew that, but I didn't know which one ol them was the other gintleman's." K# 2 "A citizen of a neighboring town went to market one morning and having purchased a turkey of a countryman gave him in payment a bank note. Tne countryman was doubtful of fhe genuineness of the bill, and ran across to old McC 's store to submit it to his in spection. Now McC was very near sighted, and so put the note close to his peepers. The exam ination was satisfactory ; for. handing the note back, he pronounced it genuine. The coun tryman's eyes 'grew big as saucers, and as he went out of the store he exclaimed : "Well, I'll be whipped if ever I saw a man tell a good note before by smelling if/" [Tir*A storekeeper purchased of an Irish woman a quantity of butter, the lumps of which intended for pounds, he weighed in the b jince and found wanting. "Sbure its yourowu fault if they are light," said Biddy, in reply to the complaints of the buyer, "it's your own fault; sir, tor wasn't it with a pound of your own soap I bought here myself that I wpigbed them with." The storekeeper had nothing more to say on that subject. KF*"My brethren," said a good old back woods preacher, "I'm gwine to preach you a plain sarment to-day—a sarment that every man can understand. You can find my text in the five verses of the two-eyed chapter of one eyed John." It was some time before it was perceived that he meant 1 John, Chapter sec ond. "PAP," observed a youDg urchin of tender years, to his parent, "does the Lord know everything V' "Yes my son," replied the hopeful sire.— "But why do you ask that question ?" ''Because our preacher when he prays, is so long telling him everything I thought be wasn't posted." The parent reflected. TOM, during! his last tour to Niagara in company with Smash, saw ar Indian hewing a small piece ol timber, with a view to making canes. "Pray, sir, said Smash, "to what tribe do you belong ?" "The Chip-a-way tribe," replied the Indian, without looking up to give his interogator one smile. THE following is a part of one of the 'home ballads'sung by the strikers at Lynn, Mass. Strike ! still at the bosses and the buyers ! Strike ! for bread, groceries and fires ! Strike ! till your last cent expires ! Strike ! till your owners raise your hires ! And give you holiday. AN Irishman who was lately reprieved as he stated, the night before his execution, and who wished to get rid of his wife, wrote to her as follows: "I was yesterday hanged, and died like a hero; do as I did, and bear it iike a man." [EF""I am certaiu wile that I am right and that you are wrong—l'll bet my ears on it." "Indeed, husband, you shouldn't carry bet ting to such extreme lengths." once heard of a rich man, who was badly injured by being run over. "It isn't the accident," said he, "that I mind ; that isn't the thing, hut the idea of being run over by an in fernal swill-cart makes me mad." WHEN we read the almost interminable sen tences of some writers, we cannot help think ing that their readers are in danger of being sentenced to death.. THE girl whosucceeded in winning the true love of a true man made a lucky hit, and is harself a lucky miss. IN an obituary notice of an old citizen, an Ohio country paper says : "He was an honest, industrious citizen, until enfeebled by disease and old age." VOL. 3. NO. 45.

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