lOMTIi: .17. NEW SERIES. SHERIFF'S SALE.— By virtue ot sundry writs <d Fi. Fa., Vend Exponas, and Levari Facias, to me directed, there will be sold at the Court House, in'.he Borough ot Bedlord, on Saturday, the 27th day ot April, IS6I, at 10 o'clock, A. M., the following desciibed Real Estate, to wit : The undivided half ol one tract ot land, con taining 21 acres, more or less, unimproved, ad joining lands of King Osborne and others. ALSO, The undivided ball of 19 acres ol land, about 4 acres cleared, and under fence, adjoining lands ol Ra'hmell Wilson and others. ALSO, The undivided halt ol 160 acres ot land, more or less, about 30 acres clear d and under fences, with a log dwelling house there on erected, also an apple orchard thereon, ad joining lands of John P. Anderson and othns. AISO, One tract of land containing 5 acres, more or less, nearly all cleared and under fence, adjoining lands of Rathmell Wilson and others, all situate in Broadtop Township, Bed ford County, and taken in execution as the property ot Lemuel Evans. ALSO, One tract of land containing 12 Seres, more or less, adjoining the Town of Fair Play, and about 2 acres cleared anil under fence, with 2 two story plank dwelling houses and frame Store house thereon erected, adjoining lands ot King, Watson & McCanless, and lot of George W Figard and others, situate in Broadtop Township, Bedford County, and ta ken in execution as the projierty of Aaion VV. Evans. ALSO, One tract ol land containing 285 li tres, more or less, about 100 acres cleared and under fence, wilh a story and half plank dwel ling house, story and half log dwelling house, sand mill, small grist mill, and bank barn there on erected, also an apple orchard thereon, ad joining lands of Nathan Grubb, Laban Hanks, Samuel Snively and others, situate in Monroe Township, Bedford County, and taken in exe cution as the property of John Martin. ALSO, One tract ot land situate in South ampton Township. Bedford County, contain ing 20G acres and allowance, adjoining land of A. Kitchey, Israel Bennett, other lands ol said Oss, being pait of a larger tract of land containing 439 as, 98 per's, and allowance, o riginally surveyed for David Young, the 6lh October, 1794, conveyed to said Oss, by Abram Kerns, Esq., by Deed dated 20th day of Sept. 1843, recorded in Vol. A. C , page 37, in Re corder's office of said county, 100 acres cleaied and under ience, with a two story dwelling bouse and barn thereon erected, balance of said Tract being well timbered. ALSO, One tract of land situate in said Township of Southampton, adjoining the above mentioned tract of land, and lands of William lams, Artemas Bennett and Arnold Lashly, containing 87 acres am! all being a part of the tract brought by saet Oss, by Deed dated 16th December, 1851, and Recorded in Vol. A. C., page 38, from the Executors ol Abraham Kerns, dec'd. ALSO, One tract of land warranted in Hie name of Colin Loyer, containing 399 acres, more or less, situate in said Township of Southampton, adjoining lands of \rtemas, John and Robert Bennett, and another tract ot land warranted in the name of Colin Loyer, ALSO, One tract of land warranted in the name of Colin Loyer, containing 3<l acies, more or less, adjoining lands of Artemas Ben nett, John Summerville, Solomon Smith and others, situate in Southampton Township, Bed ford County and all taken iu execution as the property of William Oss. ALSO, Two lots of ground in the Town of Clearville, fronting 120 feet on main street, and extending back 173 feet to an alley, with a two story log dwelling house thereon erected, adjoining lot°of Rev. Thomas Heyden on the East, an alley on the west, situate in Monroe Township, Bedford County, and taken in exe cution as the property of Mathew Murray and Mary Ann Murray. ALSO, All Defendant John Eicher's right title interest and claim in and to one tract of land containing 74- acres more or less, about 10 acres cleared and under fence with a two story log dwelling house with stone basement, one'log stable and other out buildings thereon erected, adjoining lands of Henry fisher, John Bowser, John Eicher jr., and others, situate in Liberty Township, Bedford County and taken in execution as the property of John Licher. ALSO, All Defendant Joshua Filler's right title and interest in and to one lot ol ground in the Town of Rainsburg fronting about 82 feet on Main Street and extending back about 190 teet, with a story and a half log dwelling house and log stable thereon erected, adjoining lot ol widow Overocker, on the North, and lot ol Emanuel J. Diebl, on the South. ALSO, One lot of ground in the Town ol Kainsburg, fioniing about 82 feet on Main street and extending back about 190 leet, w.th a large two story Tavern house, with kitchen, store room, and ware house attached, and frame stable and other out buildings, thereon erected, adjoining lot ol George Morgart, on the North, and lot of George James, on the South, and all situate in Colerain Township, Bedford County, aud taken in execution, as the property of Joshua Filler. ALSO, All Delendant John Wright's inter est in and to one tract of land containing 500 acres more or less, about 100 acres cleared and under fence, with a story and a half log house, and log stable thereon erected, also an apple orchard thereon, adjoining lands of Joshua Pen nell, °hilip Swartzwelder and others, situate in Monroe Township, Bedford County, and ta ken in execution as the property of John Wright. ALSO, One tract of land, containing 7* a cres, more or less, about 40 acres cleared and under fence, with a two story log dwelling house, and log stable thereon erected, adjoining the Juniata River, on the East, Sarruel Brum baugh, on the North and West, and the Hope well Iron and Coal Company, on the South, I situate in Liberty Township. Bedford County, | and taken in execution, as the property ot John A. Osbiorn. ALSO, One tract ol land containing 55 a i cres more or less, about 30 acres cleared and under fence, with a two story log dwelling house and small log stable thereon erected, ad- I joining lands, ot William Cook, George Trout man and others, situate in Harrison Township, Bedford County, and taken in execution, as I the property ot Samuel Miller, j ALSO, All Defendant, Frederick Shiiner's, ' right title and interest in and to one tract ol ! land, containing 260 ac res more or less, about j 120 acres cleared and under fence, with a Iwo i story log dwelling house, Tenant home, double log barn, and other out buildings thereon erec ted, also an apple orchard thereon, adjoining , lands of Michael Schaler, David Goghenour ' and others, situate in Union Township, Bed i ford County, and taken in execution as the property of Frederick Shinier. ! ALSO, One lot of ground, in the Town of Pl*as&ntville, fronting about SO feet on the Johnstown road, and extending back about 200 leef, to land ol Jacob H. Wiight, with a two ; story frame house thereon erected, adjoining j lot of Andrew Horn on the East, and Public Road on the West, situate in St Clair Town ship, Bedlord County, and taken in execution, 1 as the property of David Sleek. J ALSO, One tract ot land, containing 150 acres, more or less, about 30 acres of which is ( cleared and under fence, with a two story log j dwelling house, Blacksmith shop, Wagonma ker shop and log stable thereon erected, adjoin ing lands of Frederick Steuby, George May aud others, situate in Juniata Township, Bed tord County, and taken in execution as the ! property of George Troutman. ALSO, One tract ol la 'id, containing 25(i acres, more or less, about 75 acres cleared and under fence, with a story and a halt log house, log stable and Saw Mill thereon erected, also an apple orchard thereon, adjoining lands ot Joseph Mills, John Mills, heirs ana others, situate in Monroe Township, Bedford (Couuty, and taken in execution, as the piopertv of Jacob C. Boor. ALSO, One tract of land, containing 100 acres, more or less, about 20 acres cleared and under fence, with a two story log dwelling house, and small stable thereon erected, adjoin ing lands of William Becqueth, John Ingland and others, situate in Monroe Township, Bed ford County, and taken in execution, as the property 1 Gaston Hand. ALSO, One tract of land, containing 170 ; acres, more or less, about 100 acres cleared and under fence, with a two story frame dwelling house, frame Bank barn and other out buildings thereon erected, also an apple and peach orchard thereon, adjoining lands of Adam Otto, Joseph i Blackburn, Wrn. Border and others, situate in 1 Napier Township, Bedford County, and taken ! in execution, as the property of Jesse Black ' burn. Sheriff's office, Bed- 1 JOHN J. CESSNA, lord, April sth, '6l. ) Sheriff. I IST OF GRAND J URORS.— _J Diawn for A j pul Term, sth Monday, (29th day) 186!. John W Crissman, Foreman, Daniel N. I Bear, Samuel R. Bottom field, Jacob G. Brig | gle, Abraham Bennett, John Claycomb, Jacob I Coplon, Emanuel Diehl, David Diltz, Adam Diehl, Peter R. Hl llegas, Rudolph Hoover, George W. Hollar, John Johnson, Jacob Kifer, Henry C. Lashley, Cyrus S. Over, Lewis Piprr Thos. C. Reighart, Joseph S. Biddle, Christian Snowberger, James Taj lor, John Wolf, Phil lip Zimmers, Jr. LIST OF PETIT JURORS. Jacob Anderson, J. S. Brown, D. A. T. Black, Jacob S. Brumbaugh, Jonathan Bowser, James Burns, of Thos., Christian Batzel, Joseph M. Berkheimer, Joshua Diehl, John Diltz, Cadwalader Evans, George Elliott, Geoige Elder, William Furney, John Gates, William Grove, George W. Horn, Charles Hilligas, Oliver e Horton, George W. Householder, Esq , Isaac Jmlcr, A.J. Kegg, Job. Lysinger, Wm. Lamburn, Horatio Means, Joseph Mullen, Wm. Masters, James Miller, John A. Osborne, Wm. Ott, John Riley, Jr., W. W. Shuck, David Steel, Michael Smouse, Thomas Spicer, Adam Weaverling, Solomon Williams, Jacob Zini mers, of George. LIST OF CAUSES— Put down lor trial at April Term (29th day) 1861. Daniel Means vs. D.Fletcher, et al. Isett, Wigton & Co. " H. McNeal. I.ott (J Watson " Sproat \ Snell. Abner Thompson " David Stuckey. Wm. A. Powell <■ J. Studebaker. G. F. Steele's use '• W. T. Daugherly. Ab'm. Skelly, • Joseph Garber. Mary J. Baker " Samuel Smith. O. H. Gaither, Esq., " Collins, Dull St Co. Same " Same. O. F.. Shannon, Esq., < Philip Keagy et al. S. Brown's Ex'r, " Philip Zimmers, Catherine Bennett's n se. " John Wright. Peter Stayeret al " Wm. Madara et al. Ab'm. Pitcher et al " H ester Stayer et al. Protby's. Office, Bed- i TATE, lord, A DM INISTRA TOR'S NOTICE.— /\ Letters ol administration having been granted to the subscriber living in Napier Township, on the estate of Elizabeth ilinton, late of Napier Township dee'd, all persons indebted to said Estate are notified to make payment immedi ately, and those having claims against said Estate will piesent them properly authenticated for set tlement. SHADRACH HINTON, April sth,'6l. Adm'r. VT OTICE— j_\ All persons interested, are hereby no tified that the undersigned, administrator of the Estate of Joseph Weyandt, late of Union Township, dee'd., will apply to the next Orphans' Court, to be held at Bedford, April 29th, 1861, for a discharge Lorn his said office. April stb, 1861 ELIAS PELL. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNINE, APRIL 19, 1861. t) EGISTER'S NOTICE.— All pet sons interested are hereby notified, that the following named ac* counlants have tiled their accounts 111 the Regis ter's Office of Bedford County, and that the same will be presented to the Orphans' Court in and for said County, op Tuesday, the 30th day of April, ins'., at the Court House, in Bedford, for confir mal ion. 1. The account of Nicholas Lyons, surviving Kxecutor ol the last Will, &c., of Laurence Har. man, late ol Bedford Borough, dec'd. 2. The account of Adatr. Geller & Josiah Min ler, Kx'rg. of the last will, &c., ol George Geller, late ol Londonderry tp., dee'd. 3. The account Jot John Johnson, Adm'r. of the Estate ol Michael Hurt, late of Southampton tp., dee'd. 4. The account of Jonathan Snider, Adm'r. de bonis non, of the Estate of John Snider, late of Monroe tp., dee'd. 3. The account of Jos. W. Tomlinson, Adm'r. de bonis non, with the will annexed, of Joseph Black, late of Napier tp., dee d. 6. The account of Joseph VV. Tomlinson, Ex'r. of the la-t will 4-c. ( of Elizabeth Black, late of Napier tp. dee'd. 7. The account of John P. Reed, Trustee t sell the Real Estate of VVm. Anderson, late of fiioud- Top tp. dee'd. 8. The account ol George VV . Williams, Guar dian of Martha Jane Young fcc Stillman A. Fisher, minor children ol Pamilla Fishei. 9. The account of Peter F. Lehman, Ex'r,, of the last will, &c., ot Hannah Miller, late ol LOll - tp..dee'd. 10. The cccount of Joseph Cnsman, adm'r. of the estate of Michael Reed, late of Liberty twp. dee'd. 11. The account ol Joseph Claar, ex'r. of the last will, Sic., of John C'laar, late of Bedlord Bor. dee'd. 12. The account of Samuel Griffith, adm'r. of the estate of Elizabeth Griffith, late of Bt. Clair tp. dee'dj 13. The account of John Wentling, e::'r. of the last will, See., ot Wm. H, Wentling, late of Cum berland Valley tp., dee'd. 14. The account ol John Luman, adm'r. of the estate of Zacheus human late of Cumberland Val ley tp., dee'd. Register's Office, f S. H. TATE, Bedford, April 3tb. i Register. NOTICE.— The lollowing named persons have filed their Bonds Sr ,Petitions for Tavern Li cense, in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions ot the Peace, in and for Bedford County, and the same will be presented to said Court, on Tuesday, the 301h day ot April, inst. Isaac Mengel, Jr., Bedlord Borough. Mrs. Sarah Filler, " " Joseph Alsip, " " John Hafer, " " A. G. Allen, " Township. John Todd, " " G. W. Fiaard, Broad Top Township. J. S. Beckwith " " John A. Gump, Bloody Run Borough. Jacob Snider, Cumberland Val. Tp. Martin Fichtner, Harrison Tp. Henry Corley " Joseph Foller, Juniata tp. M. Htldebrand, " Jonathan Fichtner, Londonderry, tp. Jacob Kahm, Liberty .p. . Mrs. C. Tricker, " -n Peter Amicb, St. Clair tp. * Nathan Davis, " David Sleek, '' James Barefoot " H. ,y W. J. F, Smith Rainsburg Bor. George M. Colvin. Schellsburg Bor. John S. Kobison " Wm. C. onively, " Bernard O'Neal, Southampton tp. D. A.'J'. Black, East Providence tp. George Megraw, " George Stuckey, Napier tp. Sam'l, Mixel, Monroe " Henry Fluck, Middle Wooilberry tp. Wm. M. Pearson, " James L. Prince, South Woodberry. Thos. E. Reighart, Union tp. Michael Wyant '• A. J. Perinell, Colcrain. Clerk's Office, Bed- I S. H. TATE, ford, April 5, 1861. ) clerk. IJBDPOBD COUNTY BS. j) At an Orphans* Court held at Bedford, in and for the county of Bedford, on the llthdayot February, A. D. ISGI, before Ihe Judg es of the said Court, On motion of John Mower, F.fq., the Court grant a rule upon the heirs and legal representatives of Mrs. Hannah Horlon, late of Monroe Township, deceased, to wit: David Evans, John, who is dead, leaving issue, three children, viz : Lewis, Haivey and Eliza, intermarried with Reuben O'Neal, Wil liam who is dead, leaving issue eight children, viz : Henry, deceased, leaving two children, viz : names and residence unknown, George Washington. Wil liam, residing in lowa, Wilson residing in Fulton County, Penn'a., Jane intermarried with James Bar ton, Fnlton county, Penn'a., Harrison, residence uot known, Alary Ann, intermarried with Alfrey Con ner, residing in Marion county, Ohio, and Marga let Elizabeth, residing in Maryland, Loan Evans, Cadwalader Evans, Philip Evans, dead, leaving three children, viz : Mary Jane, intermarried with John Adams. Thomas Jetierson, Ann Elizabeth, the last two minors, nnder fourteen years of age, and a wid ow, Rebecca Evans, and Isaac Evans, to be and ap pear at an Orphans' Court, to be held at Bedford, in and lor the count) of Bedtord, on the fifth Mon day, 29th day of April, next, to accept or refuse to take the real estate of said deceased, at the valua tion, which has been valued and appraised in pur suance ot a writ of Partitrou,or Valuation, issued out of our said Court, and to the Sheriff of said county, directed, or show cause why the same should not be sold. i£"S|jEJSnfo lu testimony whereof 1 have hereunto I Mjvj set my hand and the seal of said Court, vSBK' at Bedford, the 21st day of Feb'y. A. D. 1361. S. H. TATE, ATTEST S * CFk. JOHN J. CESSNA, Sheriff. April sth, '6l. SHERIFF'S SALE - By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, there will be sold, at (he Court
House on Saturday the 27th of April, inst., the following property, to wit : All the defendants' interest in and to a certain one story log frame church building 35 feet in front and forty feet in depth, situate in Stonerslown in Bedford county, and the lot or piece of ground appurtenant to said building and taken in execution as the property of the Trustees of St. Mathias' Church, at Stonerstown Bedford counly. J. J. CESSNA, Sh'fl. riIHE BODUGGER.— This wonderful article just patented, is something entirely new, a.,d nev er before ottered to agents, who are wanted every where. Full particulars sent free. Address SHAW & CLARK, March 15,1361. Fiadcford, Maine. Freedom of Thought and Opinion. THE DEATH OF JUDGE McLEAN, Tile death ol Hon. Joho McLean, Associate Justice of (he Supreme Court ol the United Slate. , leaves two vacancies upon that bench. JuJgi McLean had long been in feeble health, and a; the recent sitting ol the Supreme Court at Wasuington was unable to actively co-ope rate with his associates in their important duties, and ti|>on the adjournment ol the Court returned to his home, in Cincinnati, where he died ,i Thursday morning, the 4th instant. John McLean was born in Morris county, New Jersey, his lather being an emigiant from Ireland, and a weaver by trade which business be to -: J'i.'ed in his adopted State and also iu Kenli'oky. In 1799 he settled in the territory northwest ol the Ohio river, which now lorms Warren county, Ohio, and turned farmer.— His sou labored with him until he was eighteen years of age, when having exhibited a love lor sludy, lie was placed in the Clerk's office of Hamilton rounfy, in Cincinnati. With (be salary ol this position l>p was able to supjwrt himself while studying the law under the auspn ies of Arthur St. Clair, an eminent coun sellor, and son nf the Revolutionary General ol thai name. In iSO7, before he was admitted to the bar, John Alt L an married Miss Rebecca Edwards, daughter of l)r. Edwards, of South Carolina.— In the tall ol the same year, he being then twenty-two years of age, was admitted, and -nfefd upon his professional career at Lebanon, Warren county, Ohio, hi ISI2 he was elec ted lo.;epresent the city of Cincinnati in Con gress He was re-elected in 1814, and had not completed his term when, in 1816, having been unanimously elected by the Ohio Legislature lo the Supreme bench of that State, he resigned, and was succeeded by Gen. Harri son. In Ihe summer of 1522 President Monroe appointed Judge McLean Commissioner of the Land Office, and in the next year he was eleva ted tc the positiou of Postmaster-General.— Charles J. Ingersoll said he was the best Postmaster the country ever had. Upon the accession ol Jackson to the Presidency, in 1829, he appointed Judge McLean to a seat in the Supreme Court of the United States, wnich he held at the time of his death. "m ar terms? The (Jolumbiad or Paixban (pronounced paizau) is a large gun, designed principally for firing shells—it being far more accurate than the ordinary short mortar. A mortar is a very short cannon, with a large bore, some ol them thirteen inches in diameter, lor firing shells.— Those in use in our army are set at an angle of 4o dvt|, and the range of the shell is varied by the charge of powder. The shell is **pLoitegit just about the time that it stfikes, lyr<l fuse, the longth of which is adjusted to file time ol flight to be occupied by the ball, which of course, corresponds with the range. The accuiacy with which the time ol the burning of a fuse can be adjusted by varying its length is surprising, good artillerists generally succeeding in having their shells explode almost at the exact instant of striking. In loading a mortar, the shell is carefully placed with the fuse directly forwaid, and when the piece is discharged, the shell is so completely enveloped with flame that the fuse is nearly always fired. The tuse is made by filling a wooden cylinder with fuse powder, the cylinder being of a sufficient length lor the longest range, to be cut down for shorter ranges, as required. A Dahlgren gun is an ordinary cannon, except that it is made very thick at the breech for some three or four feet, when it tapers down sharply to less than the usual size. This form was adopted in conse quence ol the experimentsof Captain Dahlgren, of U. S. Navy, having shown that when a gun bursts, it usually gives way at the breech.— The Niagara is anned with these guus, and at the Brooklyn Navy Yard there are sixty, weigh ing about 6,000 pounds each, and six of 12.000 pounds weight each, the former of which are capable of carrying nine inch and the latter a ten inch shell a distance of two or three miles ; and there is one gun of this pattern which weighs 1b,916 pounds, and is warranted to send a seven inch shell four miles. A case mate is a stone roof to a fort, made sufficiently thick to resist the force of cannon balls, and a casemate gun is one which is placed under a casemate. A barbette is oni* which is placed on top of the fortification. An embrasure is the hole or opening through which guns are tiredJrom fortifications. Loop holes are open ings in walls to fite musketry through.— Scientific American. A COURAGEOUS GIRL. — Here is a little item from a late Texas paper, showing the old pioneer spirit still pervading the wives and daughters of the back-woodsmen. The party ol Indians who passed through Jack Parker and Palo Pinto counties last week, marking their way with desolation, and striking terror to the stoutest hearts, drew up in front of the residence of Eubanks, and were holding a par ley, and no doubt forming a plan to attack the house. There was not a man on the 'premises at the time. Mrs. Eubanks, her daughter and several small children were alone. The yard was enclosed in pickets, about six feet high.— Miss Mary Eubanks, the daughter, with un equalled presence of mind for one so young, seized a shot gun, put on her brother's hat and placed a bench near the picketing so as to peep over without exposing her body, and then deliberately fired at the party, which stratagem and heoric conduct doubtless saved her own life of her mother and little brothers and sisters, as the cowardly scamps immediately fled, no doubt believing the house occupied by a body of armed n. 1. queer fellow who has tried 'cm says 1h 'here are two sorts ot wine sold in our town to drink ; one is like swallowng an an gry cat: the other is like pulling the animal back again by the tail. [RESTORING THE GOVERNMENT TO THE CONDITION OF THE EARLY FATHERS! On!j one purpose, we were told during ilie last election, was entertained by the Kepubli j can party—that was "to restore the Govern ment to the purity of the early fathers !" That was all. And there were some people green enough to swallow that sort of talk. There were those who really believed that the Repub lican managers told the (ruth when they decla red that they were "animated with nothing but patriotism !" The country 13 beginning to see what kind of patriotism it was that animated these politicians. In one department alone of the government at Washington there are already Sixteen Thou sand Letters asking lor office. In another department there are 32 bush els of letters begging for office ! In one department there are 900 ietters a day, now coming in—all asking lor office ! Thirtv-one cterks, paid by the people's money, are kept constantly busy all day opening letters from applicants for office ! Letters trom Republicans in Washington state that the horde of office seekers who press their claims personally—instead of by letter— ! is immense beyond all precedent and baffling j all calculation. This ravenous horde, number- ! ing many thousands, are all exclusive of the' countless numbers whose written applications tax the services of thirty-one government clerks. It is said the new President is breaking down in bodily health, under the pressure to which he is subjected by these office greed)' cormor ants. In the face of the fact that the Union is threatened with disruption, these early patriots are only eager for office ! Thus early the country begins to get a glimpse of the Republican process of "restoring the Government to the purity and simplicity ol the early fathers !" What are the people lo believe of the pro fessions of such a party ?— Hartford Times. A RICH STOKY. Some time since, when Jackson t coun(y was in its infancy, and the natives were governed by laws by them enacted and enforced at will, theie was a character among them known as fiddling Joe. This man Joe was a character not at all known among the "cane biters" as being devoid of fear, particularly upon the subject of future punishment, being the offspring of rough though Christian parents. The Methodist Church, with its usual care ! for those who are unable or unwilling to em ploy ministers or purchase Bibles for the dis semination ol Christan truths among them, sent a missionary to furnish the inhabitants with Bibles and preach the Gospel for their benefit. On a brignt Sabbalb morning, in he pi,.le ant month of May, the minister, in passing trom one appointment to another, came upon : the aforesaid Joe, sitting astride a log, playing a favorite tune of "SoapSuds Over the Fence," i lo his entile satisfac'ion and that of "Old Ring," i who wagged his tail in appreciation of his rnastei's endeavors. The minister approached and quietly addressed the fiddler : "My Iriend, aie you not aware that you are doing wrong—thai you are violating the teach ings ot the Bible by playing your fiddle to day ?" "Well, I dun'no," says Joe. "Then let me inform you, my friend, that you will be called to account for this violation of the ordinance vt the Bible at the day ot [judgment." Joe (excitedly.)— Hold on there, parson, you j have hit on 'he very thing 1 want to ask vou about. I want to know, is there but one day of Judgment ? "No, my friend, there is to be but one day when all nen are to be judgejl according to the deeds done in the body." Joe (resuming his favorite pastime. Well, old boss, you can pass on. lam sale enough if there 'aint but one day of judgment, for there's au old cock-eyed Judge fur the Coun try Court in these parts, who has the brown critters, and will die just afore me, and I'm rea dy to swear his case will take up that day, sure. The parson, of course, passed on. FIRST AMERICAN POETRY. —There are few girls or boys in this country who have not heard the nursery rhyme sung by their motheis while i rocking the cradle ; Lul-a-by baby upon the tree top ; When the wind blows the cradle will rock ; When the bough breaks the cradle will fall, ; And down will come cradle, baby and all. 1 But how many ol you know the origin of the simple lines? We have the'ollewing ac count from the records of the Boston Historical Society. Shortly after our forefathers landed at. Plymouth, Mass., a parly were out in the fields where the Indian women were picking strawberries. Several of these women or squaws, as they are called, had papooses, that is babies, and having no cradles, they had them tied up in Indian fashion, and hung from the limbs of the surrounding trees. Sure enough, "when the wind blew," these cradles would rock. A young man of the party observing this, peeled over a piece ot bark, and wrote the above lines, which were, it is believed, the first poetry written in America.— Americaa Agri culturist. (Er'lt is undeniable that, in America, it j takes three to make a pair—he, she, and a hi- | red girl. Had Adam been a modern, there | would have been a hired girl in Pa r a<!i-e to j look after little Abel and raise Cain. "Sal," cried a giil, looking out of the upper story of a small grocery, addressing a nother girl who was trying te enter the fropt door, "we've all been converted, so when you want whiskey on 4 Sunday you will have to come in at the back door." 1 WHOM) NUMBER, $946. .NOT ASHAMED OF BUNDLES. — We have of ten heard a half-grown boy say pettishly to his mother, "1 don't like to be seen carrying a big bundle in (he streets." But true pride is a shamed uf such littleness of mind. Mr. Astor, the wealthy millionaire of New Y or k, once I was reluctant to sell some goods to a young , rnerchan' excep; for cash. The merchant paid , for them, and then took them on his own j shoulder lo cairy to his own store. Mr. Astor ■ looked on in surprise, hut before the merchant ! had gone many steps, he called him back say- I m. "You may buy on credit to any amount. I I can trust you, sir. A man who is not a ! shamed to do his own work is sure to succeed." | Here is another good les.-ou lor lalse pride. Chief Justice Marshall was a great man ; but great men are never proud. He was not too proud lo wait on himself. He was in Ihe habit of going to market himself, and carrying home his purchases. Often would be seen going home □( sunrise wilh poultry in one hand and vegetables ;n the other. On one of these occasions, a fashionable young man from the North, who had removed to Richmond, swearing violently because he could find no one to carry home his turkey, Judge Marshall stepped up and asked where he lived. When he heard him, he said : '•That is my way ; I will lake your turkey home lor you." When they came (o the house the young man asked : "What shall I pay you V' "Oh nothing," said the Judge, "you are welcome ■, it was all HI my way and it was no trouble to me." "Who is that polite old man who brought home my turkey lor me ?" asked the young man of a bystander. "Oh," said he, "that was Judge Marshall, Chief Justice of the United Stales." "Why did he bring home iny turkey ?" "I suppose he did it," said the bystander, "to leach you uot to feel above attending to your own business."— Monthly Gazelle. Ojp"On the Ist of February, 1850 ; Senator Hale, of New Hampshire, presented two peti tions trom Isaac Jeffries and other citizens of Pennsylvania, and John F. Woodward ando thers, praying that "some plan might be devi sed "tor the dissolution of the American Union." Mr. Webster, of Massachusetts, was unsparing in his denunciauon of the petitions, and suggested that there should have been a preamble to them in these words : "Gentlemen, members of Congress : Where as, at the coinpencement of the session, you each of you, flk your solemn oaths, in the presence ot God, and of the Holy Evangelists, that you would support the Constitution of the United States—do, therefore, we pray you, fake immediate steps to break up the Union and ovr rthiow the Constitution as MXMI as you can." et this petition received three votes, John P. Hale of New Hampshire, William H. Sew ard, of N. Y., Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio. The two last are Cabinet officers. years ago, in Newcastle county, Delaware, an Irishman was knocked down and robbed. He accused a man of having commit ted the robbery, and in due time the case came to tiial. fhe Irishman being upon the stand, was cross-examined, after having sworn posi tively to the guilt of the prisoner, by one of the keenest lawyers, and something like the follow ing was the result. "You say that the prisoner at the bar is the assaulted and robbed you? "Was it moonlight when the occurrence look place ?" "Devil a bit iv it." "Was it starlight ? " "Not a whit, it was so dark that you could not I ave seen your hand before you." "Was there any light shining from a house near by ?" "Divil a oit iva house was there an) where about." Well, then, if there was no moon, stars, nor light Irom any house, and so dark that vou could not see your hand before you, how are you able to swear that the prisoner was the man* How could you see him V' "Wny, yer honor, when the spalpeen struck me, the tire flew out iv me eyes so bright, you might have seen to pick up a pin, you migqt." The court, jury, counsel and spectators, ex ploded with shouts at this quaiut idea, and the prisoner was directly after, declared not guil ty- Union, twelve ol which werve slave and one Iree. In 1861 there are thirty-four Stales anu seven Territories ; nineteen of these States and six of the Territories are free, and two other States which now recognise slavery—Dela ware and Maryland—will undoubtedly soon be free States also. In five years from now the six teiritories will be ready to come into the Union as Slates, under free labor constitu tions, and we shall then have twenty-seven free States to thirteen slave States. Yet the freedom shriekers are not satisfied with this rapid progress and growth of free territory.— They are not content with anything shoit of the destruction of tins glorious country for the sake ol getting hold of the spoils, over which they are now engaged in such a fierce squab ble at Washington. A SON OF SENSIBILITY. —A fellow entered a hardware store in Cleveland last week, and | seeing a large buck saw suspended against the wall, remarked : "I had an old dad ripped lo piectsone day last week with one of them fel lers." m "Tom, what's monomaXy ?" "Why, you see, Dick, when a poor woman steals it is called larceny ; but when it'i a rich 'uo, the jurv pays ,t's monornany, and can't help it, that's it." VOL. 4. NO.