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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA AUGUST 24, 1865.
Published by Theodore Schoch.
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fcscaited ia the highest style of the Art, and on the
must reasonable terms.
BY GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS.
Sing again the song you sung
When we were together young
When there were but you and I
Underneath the summer sky.
Sing the same song o'er and o'er,
Though I knew thai never more
Will it seem the song you sung
When we were together young.
Xs there a heart that never sighed !
ts there a tongue that never lied!
!s there an eye that never blinked 3
Is there a man that never drinked ?
Is there a womm that never fainted!
Or is there one that never painted 1
If so, then heart and tongue and eye
Must tell a most confounded lie.
funeral cf a Bee. !
A correspondent of tins Glasgow Herald is
the voucher fur the following : "On Sunday
morning last whiie'walking with a friend
in a garden near Falkirk, we observed two
bees issuing from one of the hives, bearing
betwixt them the bodj of a defunct comrade,
with which ihey flew for a distance often
yards. We followed them closely and noted
the care with which they selected a conve
nient hole at the side of the gravel walk, the
tenderness with which they committed the
bod, head downwards to the earth, and the
solicitude with which they afterwards push
ed against it two stones, doubtless 'in memo-
riam. Their task being, ended, they paused
for about a minute, perhaps to drop over the
grave of their friend a sympathizing tear,
and they flew away."
Dr. Dio Lewis has the following suggestion
in relation to preseving the hair:
God covered the skul! with hair, some peo
ple shave it off. MUcbievous practice. It
exposes the throat and lungs the c-yes like
wise, say wise phyesiologists. Men become
bald. Why! Because they wear close hats
and caps. Women are never bald except
by disease. They do not wear close hats
and caps. Men never lose a hair below
where the hat touches the head, noi if they
have been bal-J twenty years
The close '
hat holds the heat and perspiration. Thereby '
the air glands become weak; the hair tails
off. What will restore it! Nothing after
ihe scalp becomes shiny. But in process of
falling out, or recently lost, the following is
the tfest : Wash the head with soft cold (
water freely once or twice a day. Wear a j
thoroughly ventilated hat. This is the best '
means to arrest the los, and restore what is
susceptible o'f restoration.
C. S. A., the boaettbd initials oftlie late so
called "Confederate States of America," :
i: . t.: '
i:i:urfiiiiLr iji ;Liriit i r.i mil. .ilqi . -f i(-
vlineum Skirtum Absqualulalum.1'
It is now evident that " C. S. A.," the
name of Jeff. Davis's wished-for Confedera
cy, means Can,t Secede Again.
Manv rebels residing abroad are applying
t T!..;..i Sf, -vi;;t,.r ml Honsuls to ;
take the oath of allegiance.
The number of freight cars on the Eric
Road exceeds 12,000 andihe number of loco
Hnn Rimnn Hnmeron has recived the de
from the University of, !0"om, of h Xf sVsPcPdf af,IarS w
J j ic-knife. and had in his leather belt a
gree of " L. L. D.
Philadelphia furnished 93,323 men to put ;
down the rebellion, at an expense o8,000
A women in Rochester tied a stone to her
child's neck, threw it into the canal and
watched it struggle and drown.
Fifteen thousand Polish exiles afc making j
arrangements with the Swiss Government
for transportation to the United States;
A woman is in prison in England for burn
ing her child's eye out with a'red hot skew-
There are over 150 applicants for a share
of the reward offered for the capture of
Booth and his assoiatcs;
duet last year.
eight millions of gold
The easiest tiling
a negro to do keep
Gen. Burnsidc has gone into business in
Nine persons are In
jail for homicide in
In sixteen years emigrants to this country
have tent home $65100,000.
DEAF SMITH, THE TESAN SPY.
About two years after the Mexican rev
olution, a difficulty occurred between the
new government aud a portion of the peo
ple, which threatened the inost serious
consequences even the bloodshed and
horrors of civil war. Briefly, the cause
of this : The constitution had fixed the
city of Austiu as the permanent capital
wnere tue public archives were kept, with
reservation, however, of a power in
JL'residcnt to order their tempora
ry removal, in case
of danger from
inroads of a foreign enemy, or the
of a sudden insurrection.
Conceiving that the exceptional emer
gency had arrived, as the Uamanches fre
quently committed ravages within sight
of the capital itself, lloustou, who theu
resided at Washington, on the Brazos,
dispatched an order commanding lu3 sub
ordinate functionaries to send the State
records to the latter place, which he de
clared to be pro temporo, the scat of Gov
ernment. It is impossible to describe the stormy
'excitement which lollowed the promulga
tion of this fiat raised in Austin. The
j keepers of hotels, boarding-houses, groce
I lies and faro banks were thunderstruck,
! maddened io frenzy, for the measure
j would be a death-blow to their prosperity
in business, and accordingly, they dctcr-
ta'ncd at once to take the necessary steps
to avert the danger, by opposing the ex
ecution ol Houston s mandate. They
called a mass meeting of the citizens and
farmers of the circumjacent country, who
were ail more or less interested in the
question ; and after many fiery speeches
against the asserted tyranny of the admin
istration, it was unanimously resolved to
prevent the removal of the archives by
open and armed resistance. To that end
they organized four hundred men, one
moiety of whom, relieving the other at
regular periods of duty, should keep con
stant guard around the State house until
the peril passed by. The commander of
this force was one Col. Morton, who had
achieved considerable renown iu the war
for independence, aud had still more re
cently displayed desperate bravery in two
desperate duels, in both of which he near-
; 1 cut-his antagonists to pieces with the
' bowie-knife. Indeed, from the notoriety
I of his character for revenge, as well as
. for courage, it was thought that Presi
dent lloustou would renounce his pur
: pose touching the archicves, so soon as
lie should learn who was the leader of
, the opposition.
' Morton, on his part, whose vauity fully
equalled his personal prowess, encouraged
auu justmcu uic prevailing opinion dj
his boastful threats. lie swore
that if '
i i iw r k I h him v 1 1 1'f 'I'i'i i in nni fin n ir
it. u j:j i ;
. rnr,, . nf nn nvnrnn
c.. i.A ,..m i, i.:,r.ip
i:iiu luitu, h uuiu uivu iiiuisuu uuuu
him"down like a wolf, and shoot with lit-
tie ceremony, or stab hiui in his bed, or
wa3'lay him iu his walks of recreation. I
lie even wrote the hero of San Jacinto '
to the effect. The latter replied iu a note ,
of laconic brevity : j
"If the people of Austin do not send
the archives, I shall certainly come and
take them ; and if Col. 'Morton can kill
me he is welcome to my ear-cap !" j
On the reception of this answer the
ruard was doubled around the State house.
' Chosen sentinels were stationed along the
! -li l . l ri-l . 1. I ;
au leading to me capuoi, me military
streets from morning till
select caucus held pernia-
uctit session in the cit' hall. In short,
mnrvlli!nrr linfnl-nifl ?1 nnillinrr f Pirmocr.
One day, while matters were in this
precarious condition, the caucus at the ,
city hall was surprised by the sudden ap- ,
entering was as extraordinary as his looks
and dress, lie uiu not kdock at, ine cios-
i ed door; he did not seek admission there
at all ; but climbing unseen a small bushy
' topped oak, which grew beside the wall,
, he leaped without sound or warning
through a lofty window, lie was clothed
altogether in buckskin, carried a long
and heavy rifle in his hand, wore at the
couple of pistols half the length of his
gun. He was tall, straight as an arrow,
active as a panther in his movements,
with dark complexion, and luxuriant jet
ty hair, with a severe, iron countenance,
that Eccnied never to have smiled, and
the eyes of inteusc vivid black, wild and
rolling, and piercing as the point of a dag
ger. His strange advent inspired a thrill
of involuntary fear aud many present un
consciously grasped the handles of their
"Who are you, that you thus presume
to intrude amongst gentlemen without
invitation V demanded Col. Morton fero
ciously, essaying to cow down the stran
with his eye.
The latter returned his stare with com
pound interest, and laid his long bony
finger on his lip as a sign but of what
the spectators could not imagine.
"Who are you (" "SpeaK or j. win
mir. nn answer out of vour heart ! shout
cd Morton, almost distracted with rage by
the cool, sneering gaze of the other, who
now removed his finger from his lip and
laid it on the hilt of his monstrous knife.
The fiery colonel then drew his char
ger aud was in the act of advancing upon
the strauger, when several caught aud
held him back, remonstrating.
"Let hiui alone, Morton, for God s.
sake. Do you not perceive he is crazy ?
At the moment Judge Webb, a man of
shrewd intellect and courteous manners
stepped forward dhd addressed the intru
der in the most respectful matinrir :
"My good friend, I presume you have
made" a mistake in the house. This is a
private meeting, were none but member's
The strariger did not appear to com
prehend the mild and depreciatory man
ner. His rigid features relaxed) and mo
ving to a table in the center of the hall,
where there Were materials for writing,
he seized a pen and traced one line : "I
am deaf." lie then held it up before the
spectators, as a sort of apology for his own
want of politeness.
Judge Webb took this paper and wrote
a question : "Dear sir Will you be so
obliging as to inform us what is your bus
iness with the present meeting?"
The other responded by delivering a
letter iuscribed on the back. "To the
citizens of Austin." They broke the seal
and read it aloud. It was from Houston
and showed the usual terse brevity of his
"Fellow Citizens: Though in error,
and deceived by the arts of traitors, I will
give you three more days to decide wheth
er you will surrender the public archives.
it the end of that time you will please
let me know your decision."
After reading, the deaf man waited a
few seconds, as if for a reply, and then
turned to leave the hall, when Colonel
Morton interposed and sternly beckoned
him back to the table. The stranger o
beyed, and Morton wrote : "You were
brave enough to insult me by your threat-
ing looks ten minutes ago ; are you
brave enough now to give me satisfaction?"
The stranger penned his reply : "I
am at your service !"
Morton wrote again : "Who will be
your second !"
The stranger replied : "I am too gen
erous to seek an advautage, and too brave
to fear auy on the part of others ; there
fore, I never need the aid of a second."
Morton penned "Name your terms."
The stranger peuncd without a mo
ment's hesitation : "Time, sunset this
evening; place, the left bank of the Col
orado, opposite Austin ; weapons, rifles ;
and distance, a hundred yards. Do not
fail to be in time !"
He took three steps across the room,
and disappeared through the window, as
he had entered.
"What!" exclaimed Judge Webb, -'is
it possible, Colonel Morton, that you in
tend to fight that man ? He is a mute
if not a maniac. Such a meeting I fear
would tarnish your laurels."
"You are mistaken," replied Morton,
with a smile ; "that mute is a hero, whose
fame stands in the records of a dozen bat-
es ant a eas' half as many bloody du
els. xesiaes ne is ine iavome emissary
and bosom friend of Houston. If I have
the good fortune to kill him I think it
wH1 tcmP.fc the l'idcnt to "tract his
vows against venturing any more on the
field of honor."
"You know the man then. Who is he?
Who is he ?" asked twenty voices togeth-
"Deaf Smith," answered Morton coolly.
"Why, no, that cannot be. Deaf
Smith was slain at San Jacinto, remark
; cd J udgc Webb.
' "Then, again, your honor is mistaken,"
1 said Morton. "The story of Deaf Smith's
' death was a mere fiction, got up by Hous
ton to save the life of his favorite from
the sworn vengeance of certain Texans,
on whose conduct he had acted as a spy.
I fathomed the article twelve months
"If what you say be true; you are a
mad man yourself ?" exclaimed Webb.
"Deaf Smith was never known to miss his
mark. He has often brought down ra-
vens in their most rapid flight, and killed
' Camunchcs and Mexicans at a distance of
two hundred and fifty yards !"
"Say no more," answered Colonel Mor
ton, in tones of deep determination ; "the
thing is already settled. I have agreed
to meet him. There can be no disgrace
in falling before such a shot, and if I suc
ceed my triumph will confer the greater
Such was the general habit of thought
aud feeling prevalent throughout Texas
at that period.
Towards evening a vast crowd assem
bled at the place appointed to witness the
hostile meeting; and so great was the
popular recklessness as to affairs of the
sort, that a numerous and considerable
sums were wagered on the result. At
length the red orb of summer touched
the curved rim of the western horizen,
covering it all with crimson and
gold, aud filling the air with a flood of
burning fire ; and then the two mortal an
tagonists, armed with long ponderous ri
fles, took their stations back to back, and
, , , i - -..: np
at a preconcerted signal 'the waving ot
a white handkerchief walked slowly and j
steadily on in opposite directions, count- j
ing their steps until each had fifty. They (
both completed the given number about
the same instant and then tlicy wneeied,
and as the distance was great, both paused
for some moments long enough for the
holders to flash their eyes from one to an
other, and mark the contrast betwixt
them. The face of Col. Morton was calm
and smiling, but the smile it bore had a
most murderous meaning. On the con
trary, the countenance of Deaf Smith
was stern aud passionless as ever. A side
view of his features might-have been mis
taken for a profile done in cast iron. The
one too, was" dressed in the richest cloth,
lif nth(v in fii'noke-tintcd leather. But
that made no difference in- Texas then ;
for the heirs of heroic courage were con
sidered peers the class of inferiors em
braced none but cowards.
Presently two rifles exploded with sim
ultaneous rdars". Col. Moftoti gave a pro
digious bound upwards, and dropped to
the earth a corpse. Deaf Smith stood e
rect, and immediately began to reload his
rifle; and then having finished his brief
task, he hastened away into the adjacent
Three days afterwards, Gen. Houston,
accompanied by Deaf Smith aud ten more
men, appeared in Austin, aud without
further opposition removed the State pa
pers. The history of the hero of the forego
ing anecdote, was one of the most extra
ordinary ever known in the West. He
made his advent iu Texas at an early pe
riod, and continued to reside there until
his death, which happened some two
years ago, but though he had warm per
sonal friends, no one could ever learn ei
ther the land of his birth or a
gleam, of his previous biography.
questioned on the subject, he laid his fin
ger on his lip ; and if pressed more ur
gently his brow writhed, and his dark
eye seemed to shoot sparks of livid firo.
He could write with astonishing correct
ness and facility, considering his situa
tion; and although denied the exquisite
and priceless advantage of the sense of
hearing, nature had given him ample
compensation, by an eye quick an farsee
ing as an eagle's, and a smell keen and
incredible as that of a raven. He could
discover objects moving miles away in the
far off prairies, when others could per
ceive nothing but earth and sky ; and the
Rangers used to declare that he could
catch the scent of a Mexican or Indian at
as great a distance as a buzzard could dis
tinguish the odor of a dead carcass.
It was these qualities which fitted him
so well for a spy, in which capacity he
rendered invaluable service to Houston s
army during the war of Independence.
He always went alone, and generally ob
tained the information desired. His hab
its in private life were equally singular.
He never could be persuaded to sleep un
der the roof of a house, or to use a tent
cloth. Wrapped in his blanket, he loved
to lie out in the open air, under the blue
canopy of pure ether, and count the stars
or gaze with a yearning look at the me
lancholy moon. When not employad as
a spy or guide, he subisted by hunting,
being often absent months together in
the wilderness. He was a genuine son of
nature, a grown up child of the woods
and prairie, which he worshipped as a
sort of Pagan adoration. Excluded by
his infirmities from a cordial fellowship
with his kind, he made the inanimate
thiugs of the earth his friends, and en
tered by the heart's own adoption into
brotherhood with the luminaries of heav
en. Wherever there was laud or water
barren mountains or tangled brakers of
wild waving cane, there was Deaf Smith's
home, and there bo was happy ; but in
the streets of grand cities, in all the great
thoroughfares of men, wherever there
was flattery or fawning, base, cunning or
craven fear, there was Deaf Smith an
alien and an exile.
Strange soul ! he hath departed on
the long journey, away among those high
bright stars which were his night lamp ;
and he has cither solved or ceased to
ponder the deep mystery of the magic
word "life." He is dead therefore let
his errors rest iu oblivion and his virtues
be remembered with hope.
In 1853 a pamphelt was published in
Germany, purporting to be a series of
prophesies made by Mademoiselle Len
ormand, in whose predictions the first
Napoleon placed great reliance. They
were 1st, that in 1853 a war would
break out -between England and France
on the one part, and llussia ; 2d, that
when peace was restored, a war would
follow between England and India ; 3d,
that a great migration would then take
place from Germany to the United States;
4th, that a civil war would rage four
years in the United States, to be succeed
ed by an era of remarkable prosperity ;
5th, that about the time of its close, a
fearful sickness, commencing in Russia,
would extend across tho Baltic, desolate
Germany, cause immense mortality in
England, and thence simultaneously
spread to the east and to the west. So
far all has come true, and the unfulfilled
On the day of the President's funeral a
bronzed and weather-beaten soldier,- anxious
to obtain a better view of the procession, hap
pened to step before a party of ladies and
gctleman. One of the gentlemen nudged
mill Oil UIU bibuw, ai uiu oairn; iiuiu uuairi vuig
, . . , .
"Excuse me, sir, you are right m
us." Bowing handsomely in return, the sol
dier replied, "That is nothing remarkable
for me, sir; I've been in front of you for four
The Provost Marshal of Lynchburg, Va.,"
compels the butchers to bring the hides and
horns of the animals they kill for market,
and expose them at their stalls along with
the meat. This is done in order lhat cattfc
or sheep which have been stolen from the
rightful owners, and sold to them, may be
identified and the thief traced.
Some people think that the beast with
ten horns, in Bcvclations. is intended to
' represent the sin' of drunkenness.
:, A Rich Marriage Ceremony.
The following description of a marria"
r fi -rV'' y V v aPV? .Justice
of the Peace, who is southing ol a wag,
is taken (says the Jersey City Times,)
: tii:: u i t .-
verbatim from a letter written to a friend
in this city. He says :
Having been appointed to the desir
able "posish" of J ustice of the Peace, I
was accosted on the 5th day of July, by
a sleek-looking young man, and in sil
very tones, requested to proceed to a
was a "sauelcher. 1
anytmng ot tne kind, Had no books or
lorms ; yet I was determined to do things
, . . 4 T -r---w .-.jyiww. j-uuuxv.ru; set aoouc acnievinz
neighboring hotel, as, he wished to enter ( the longest, liberty pole in Berks, out of rf
into the holy bonds of matrimony. Hero straight hundred and sixty feet mora nr
up strong, and m a legal manner, so I with a hatchet; he. up-onded tho long hay
proceeded to the hotel, bearing in my t ladder against the pine, scrambled in
arms one copy of the Revised Statutes, among the lower branches, and began,
one ditto Webster's Unabridged Dictou-' cutting his course upwards, trimming:
ary, one copy large size Bible, a small; close to the trunk every knot and br'anoh
copy of the creed and articles of Faith of as he progressed.
the Congregational Church, one copy of! Having cut his way to the. tip-top.oX
r i-'BBaj uu iuau, auu a auvMuuai
part of the map where the victim lived.
Having placed a table in the middle of the
room, and seated myself behind it, I, in
trumpet tones, called the case. With
that the young man and woman, with
great alacity, stepped up before me Hav
ing sworn them on the dictionary to ans
wer well and truly all the questions I was
about to ask, I proceeded. I told the
young man that, being an entire stranger,
I should have to ask him to give bail for
the costs.- Having heard this so fre
quently in Court, I thought it indispens-j
able. He answered if I meant the fee
for performing the ceremony, he would
deposit it then and there. As I did not
know exactly what I did mean, I mag
nanimously waived that portion of the
ceremony. I then told him it would be
necessary to give bail to keep the peace.
This he said he was willing to do when
he arrived at home, and I then waived
that point; also.
Having established to my satisfaction
that they wanted to get married, and that
they were old enough to enter into thTTt
blessed state, I proceeded to tic the knot.
I asked him if he was willing to take
that woman to be his wife. He said he
was. I told him that I did not require
haste in the answer, that he might reflect
for a few minutes if he wished. I told
him she looked like a girl, and I had no
doubt she was, but if the sequel proved
that he had been taken in, I did not want
to be held responsible. I said he must
love, honor and obey her as long as he
lived. He must not be "snappy' arouud
the house, nor spit tobacco juice on the
floor, all of which he promised faithfully
"Now," said T, "Georgiana," (her name
was Georgiana,) "you hear what Humph
rey says. Do you accept the invitation
to become his wife ; will you be lenient
towards his faults, and cherish his virtue;
will you never be guilty of throwing
furniture at his head for slight offences,
and will you get three meals a day with
out grumbling?" She said she would.
I asked tbeni if they believed in the
comraandmeuts, and they said they did.
Having read the creed and articles of
faith, as aforesaid, I exclaimed, "Hum
phrey, take her, she is yours ; I cannot
withold my consent." "Georgiana, when
safe in the the arms of your Humphrey,
you can dety tne scons anu jeers 01 ine
I then read a little from the "Essay
on Man," including that passage, "Man
wants but little here below, but wants
that little long." As a finale to the
scene, I delivered the following exorium;
"Go in! peace', sin no niorc."
The generous Humphrey having placed
a fifty cent check in my unwilling palm,
I bade the happy pair a final adieu.
Give the ChiKireri "Fresh Air.
Some parents make the great mistake
of keeping their children indoors duriug
cold weather. Such a practice is perni
cious in many respects. It enfeebles the
bodies of children, and renders them pe
culiarly liable to be attacked by colds aud
coughs. A child should have its feet
well shod with socks and boots, its body
well wrapped in warm clothing, its head
and cars securely protected from the cold;
and then be let loose to play in the keen,
bracing, winter air. By this meancs its
body will become robust, and its spirits
be kept bright and cheerful ; whereas, if
a child be shut up in the house, it will
become fretful and feverish, and perhaps
wind up with a severe attack of illness. .
Remarkable March of a Cow.
A cow belonging to Gen. Sherman's
mess, went with Sherman's army all the
way from Atlanta to oavannan ; mou
in finlflshoro. ItaleiL'h. llichmoud, and to i
vv v j O I '
Wnshinpton where she' now is at the
of(S.0,diers' lIomc:t D2nl?itfH TSt
, . I
she gave a gallon of milk a day.
number oi nines iravoiuu s.i.v-c
1G, 1864, to May 19, 1,220. She is now ;
in excellent condition, and . gives one and gis fi -One
quarter .gallons rich milk a day. The . 1 , '
National llcpublican says : "It is per-
baps nceuioss to auu ura. uiiu uiau
bovine "bummer and her lacteal pro-
ducts will be welt cared for and apprecia-,
ted at the Soldiers Home.
. An old fellow out iu Wayne County,
who has "advertised" his wife six or sev-
en times, had the assurance; recently, to
ask the genial editor of the Lyons Be-
publican to print the customary adver-
tisemeut for half price, in consideration
of his beiug "a regular customer,"
Up A Tree.'
Artcmus Aristottle's natriotism hroko-
out demonstratively upon his receipt of
the news of the fall of Richmond. . He'd'
Jlave the biggest star-spaqglcd banne
and the tallest flag-Btaff in Berks County
that's, what he would, and he told Aunt
So Arte rushed down to Philadelphia
by express train, purchased a forty feet
flag, and rushed home again by next ex
press, l ben Arte set about achieving.
had never doudlnss nlno tree, stnndino- nn n Irnnll htdr
of the house. With the big
r - , --
lashed about his shoulders, and
me tail pine, iiriC IIUHg niS UajT 10 lUQ
breeze, lashed it hard and fast to the
staff, hurrahed lustily for Grant, "tigered'f
for Sheridan, and then made the disco-'
very that he had cut off his retreat.
There he was, a hundred and fifty feet up"
in the air, and every individual thing that
ho could have clinibei down by, cut off
smooth. Arte's enthusiasm collapsed in1
a second, and he hailed the house.
"Hannah ! 0 Hannah ! Ijsay Han-
nah ! Come out here."
Out came Hannah, and seeing herhus-'
band humped up into a ball, away up
there under the "flag of the free," tho
old lady piped out at him in key major
"Why, sakes o'me ! What is it, Arte?"
"Dod dern it, Hannah ! I'm up a tree
Can't ye take that are musket and shoot
my dinner up here ?"
"Why, dear me, Arte, how will yoti1
ever get down from there V
"Dunno, Hannah, 'less ye git some
body to chop the derned tree down,. and
that would eeriamost kill me. Dod blast'
the luck ?" ,
Arte clung to his percli about as long"
as he could, and then clasping legs and'
arms about the trunk, he began to slide?
down stern foremost like a bear, ripping,'
scraping, and tearing over the rough sur
face in a way that by the time he touch
ed terra firnia, it was about an even ques
tion which had iost the most bark Ar
temus or the tree.
"I'll be ded blamed ! if ever I go
cut another tree into a, flag-staff, I'll be
gin at the upper end." Arte swore, as5
Aunt Hannah led him away ragged and
A Knotty Point Promptly Cut
The Morris Jerseyman, by way of flus'
trating the utter emptiness of the "princi
ples of the Democratic party," relates the
following veritable incident :
Some years ago, when the Lecompton!
question was a matter of discussion, and
the Democracy were divided into adhe
rents of Douglas and Buchanan, two well
known members of the party, one an ei-"
Whig and former member of Assembly
and from Middlesex, and the other an ex
editor and ex-Legislator from "Camden'
who afterwards found refuge in'Pen'nsylva'-,
nia, were quarrelling in the bar-room of
the Trenton House as to what "the eter
nal principles of the Democratic party
were" the one loudly insisting that, sla
very had a Constitutional right to have
"free course and be glorified" over alT
our territories and the other as stoutly
declaring for "Squatter Sovereignty."-
In the height of the argument, the well'-"
kn'own features of Judge Narr were re
cognized in the father end of the room
and he was instantly broughtjby the friends
of both into the presence of the anxious"
disputants. The decision of the questiori
was submitted to him. Here was a quan
dary. He tried to escape, but stalwart
hands kept him up to the mark. The"
True American was just then on bothj
sides, and the expression of a decided!
opinion might do immense damage to ther
prospects. The Judge, however, on a
moment's reflection, proved himself equal
to the occasion. Taking a cigar from his"
mouth, and turning to the crowd of inter
ested listeners (of whom w6 confess to
have been one,) he said : "Gentlemen;
as I understand the eternal principles 6ff
the Democratic party, they ar6 to keep
your d "d mouths stmt wnen you aon c
know what yott are talking about f and
retired in a blaze of glory: It was welf
said ; and suspect that the party haver
changed but little frtfm that day of tins';
Harried By Proxy.
One of the members of the 103d Uni-
lC(1 &tatcs colored was to havc beeni
,., . ,
married recently to a
flAltifinl CJ 1. I... I. L--
Ilillll.-Ml III 11.1 i It II Mil II inn. I1INL tiw r nn ti
rangemonta for the nuptials were nearly
i .. -i l- : t . i j
-hi ... '.i
his regiment was
tw p,.i!.L-t n,,i ti,., ,.nni.nf t.MJk':
, d ' . . .
informing her that he was'
a soldier to stay Dcnina, ana
that therefore a postponement
avoidable. Shortly after he sent anottief
fc. f tho f Blatj thafc ft
r , ; , , . t- P. ,
attcnJ por80miliy to the matrimonial af-
fair, and that on the whole, as the pre-
parations might not keep, and should not
be wasted, he would delegate his grooms.-'
mau to represent him iu the ceremonf
reserving to himself the right to cliltfai
her as his wife when ho returned to
Savannah. The wedding came off asdie
suggested. JSuvuiinu7e Jlcntiii,