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FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, JUNE 15, 1850.
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uCT We gie place to the following touching stun
las suggested by the recent deceaae of Mrs. Osgood
with much pleasure, and should be happy to hear
from our fair correspondent again. .N. X E.
ON THE DEATH OF A POETESS.
T MRS. L. O- ASULI,.
1 hare heard the echo of fairy songs,
As they floated sweetly by;
And my heart ha filled with responsive tones
; Te the Poet's melody.
She haa wreathed the world with gems and Sowers
" They hang in cottage and hall;
And her soft sweet music has gladdened the hour
As it came alike to all.
Bat a change ha com and a doleful knell
- Sounds on the May-day air,
And a form liea cold aa a marble cell,
The spirit no longer there !
The Artist Bride !-Ths Poct wire!
- Oh the light of that eye is gone!
And mournfully quenched that flrnii of life,
Where genius so brilliantly shown.
Th garland of loee are falles to duat,
And tha broken lyre ia still; .
Many a heart with that blow ia crashed;
Eyes with warm tears will fill!
But her name set rouud with pearls of lore,
Will live a the year go bv;
And her precious thoughts, like the soul above, "
. Will mn-sbtsr pis! : .
A the atars, when the moon ha gently set,
Shine en with a clearer light.
So her glowing worda, more radiant yt.
Will glitter increasingly bright.
' We bid farewell to a child of earth,
But to welcome an angel in heaven:
The asms sweet spirit that here had. birth.
To the seraph band ia given.
ill i 0 e 1 1 a n e o a s .
The Flower that Looks Upward.
. A group of young and light-hearted srirls
sat together iu the twilight, busily arranging
the flowers they had been gathering in the
woods and fields.
"What beautiful things flowers are !" said
one. "And what a pleasant amusement
would be, now that we are all sittinor here so
quietly, if each were to choose which flower
she would rather be like." :
"Just as if there could be anv choice." ex
claimed Laura Bannet, a little proudly and
holding up a moss rose as she spoke. "Amone
all the flowers that grow, there is none lo vie
in beauty with the rose. Let me be the
queen of flowers or none!"
'For my part," observed her sister Helen.
"I should like to resemble the luxuriant rhod-
Klendron, so beautifully described in our book
of flowers. 'When any one, in passing, shakes
it rougniy, it scatters, as we are toid, a show
er of honey dew from its roseate cups, and im-
meaiaieiy oeuuiB to mi its i-halices a new with
transparent ambrosia ;" leiicliini; us to shower
sweetness even upon the hands that disturb
us, and to fill again with pare lionevdrons the
chalices of our inwara thoughts. Oh ! who
would not wish to be meek.aml forgive like the
rhododendron, if they could? But it is very
difficult," added poor Helen, with tears in her
eves. ' -
"It is indeed," said Lucr Neville, gently, "if
we trust only to our strength'. And. who is
there to help us. It is onlv when mv father
ioohs at me in nt grave, kind manner, that
I have the slightest control over myself
w mi a pity it is,7 said L,ucv, simply, that we
cannot always remember that the eye of our
neaveniy father is upon us' .
"I wish I could," replied Helen.
"I have heard my mother sav." observed
Liicy, "that praying is better than wishing."
JNow, .Clara," interrupted Laura Bennet
tumiug irapatiently toward a fair, gentle look
ing girl by her side, "we are waiting for you."
Clara smiled, and immediately chose the
paie convolvulus, or Dinaweeu, winding so
carelessly in and out among the bushes, and
Dinging over them a graceful covering, an
eniDlem ot meek beauty is," snid she, that it
should so soon close up and fade."
"But what says our dear Lucy," exclaimed
"I think that I can guess," said Clara Sey
mour, " cither a violet or hearl's-easc am I
right?" . .
"Not quite," replied Lucv. with a deeo
blush, "although both the flowers that you
have mentioned are great favorites of mine.
But I should like to resemble the daisy
most, because it is always looking upwards. '
Do tell me," said Helen, as they walked
home together, carrying the flowers which
they bad gathered to adorn their several
dwellings: "do tell me why'you wish, just now,
to be always looking upward like the daisy."
U' Helen, can you ask 7 What more do
we require for happiness than to be able, let
the cloud be ever so dark, to look upward with
tne eye ot tatth and say, "It is the lord's will.
and therefore it is best?" -
"Do you always think thus?" asked Helen.
"Alas, no!" replied poor Lucy, while the
tears fell fast ; "but I am trying, and praying
to God to teach me." '
The Lore of Home.
It is only shallow-minded pretenders, who
either make distinguished origin A matter of
personal merit, or obscure origin a matter of
personal reproach. Taunt and scoffing at
the humble condition of early life affect no
body in this country but those who are foolish
enougn to indulge in them, and they are gen
er'all sufficiently punished by the published
rebuke. - A man who is not ashamed of him
self need not be ashamed of his early condition.
l aia not happen to me to be born in a log
cabin, but my elder brothers and sisters were
born in a log cabin, raised among the snow
drifts of New Hampshire, at a period so ear-!
ly as that when the smoke first rose from its
rude chimney, and curled over the frozen
hill, there was no similar evidence of white
man's habitation between it and the settle
ments on the rivers of Canada. Its remains i
still exist, I make to it an annual visit I
carry my children to it, to teach them the
hardships endured hy the generations which
have gone before them. I love to dwell on
the tender recollections, the kindred ties, the
arly affections, and the narrations and in
cidents, which mingle with all I know of this
primitive family abode. I weep to think that
none of those who inhabited it are now
among the living; and if ever I fail in affec
tionate veneration for him who raised it and
defended it against savage violence .and de
struction, cherished - all domestic virtues be
neath its roof, and through the fire and blood
of a seven year's revolutionary war, shrunk
from no toij, no sacrifice, to serve his country
and to raise his chiMren to a condition better
than his own, may my, name and the name
of my posterity, be blotted forev from the
memory of mankind! Daniel Vfebs'ter.
THE NAPOLKON OF DUELISTS
Four years ago, when Theodore Parker, the
eminent theo-philanthropic preacher of Bos
ton visited Europe, having a letter of introduc
tion for that purpose, he called on Thomas
Carlyle. The English solitaire plied the
American with innumerable questions relating
to our customs and habits of social existence
on this side of the great water, but manifested
the keenest cariosity concerning the people of
the backwoods. Parker drew for the others's
amusement a vivid sketch of the achievments
of Bowie, the famous arch-duelist of Texas.
Carlyle listened with sparkling eyes till the
close of the narrative, and then burst into ex
clamations of involuntary enthusiasm:
'By Hercules! the man was greater than
Caesar or Cromwell nay, nearly equal to
Odin or Thor. The Texans ought to build
him an altar.'
The burning sympathiser with the heroic
in all its phases, rubbed his hands together.
chuckling in an ecstacy of savage glee, and
made f arker repeat his story of bloody anec
dotes. Finally he put the question
'But by what miracle could it happen that
the brave fellow escaped the capital penalty
ot the law after such eountless violations 7
To this interrogatory Parker, as he himself
confessed, could return no satisfactory answer;
and as ten thousand readers have perhaps
pondered the same problem without conceiv
ing a rational solution, it may not be uninter
esting to explain it briefly, especially as a clear
elucidation can be detailed in a few words.
Let it be remembered, then, that although
the great system of common law, that 'perfec
tion of human reason' for the Anglo Saxon
race, prevails throughout all the states of the
west, wholly as to its definition of crimes, and
partially as to the mode and measure of pun
ishment annexed to each, nevertheless in its
practical application to givon cases it is con
trolled by the power of a far mightier law
the omnipotent law of puplic opinion ; because
in most western courts juries are absolute
judges of both the law and the fact, and their
interpretations often evince direct antagonism
with the ertrfci of my Lord Coke and the class
ic comments of Blackstone.
On the subject of homicide in particular,
public opinion has passed the bounds of all
books of jurisprudence, and settled as an im
mutable statute this extraordinary axiom:
'It is justifiable to kill in fair combat every
body and any body who ought to be killed !'
In Bowie's numerous rencountres he always
kept within the prescribed limits of this lati
tudinurian rule, and hence he was alwnys ac
quitted by frontier juries, and frequently with
addenda to their verdicts highly complimenta
ry to his character as a chivalrous gentleman.
In truth, most of his desperate engagements
grew out of his innate and invincible disposition
to espouse the cause of the weak against the
mighty. One illustration by incident will pre
sent this peculiarity in the strongest light, and
may, besides, reveal a thorough knowledge of
the heart and soul of the man.
On the evening of the fourth of June, 1 835,
the steam boat Rob Roy started from St. Louis
to New Orleans with a full crowd of passen
gers. Immediately alter getting under good
headway,' to adopt a favorite backwoods
phrase, one person attracted universal atten
tion by the annoying eagerness with which he
endeavored to make up a party at cards. In
deed, his oft-repeated and persevering efforts
to that end soon became insulting and unen
durable; and yet his appearance was such as
to deter the bravest on board from administer
ing the chastisement which he so richly de
served. He was a huge mass of mighty bone
and mucles,with swarthy features,bearing the
impress ot many a scar ; piercing dark eyes,
such as haunt the memory painfully; a rank
luxuriance of coal-black hair, immense whisk
ers and moustache. " This savage looking fig
ure was habited with the costliest clothing, and
adorned with a profusion of jewelry, while the
outlines of several murderous weapons were
plainly distinguished beneath his gaudy vest
and superbne coat. iNor did he need these
to render him an object of terror. A connois
seur in the science of beligerent gymnastics,
would have confidently pronounced him a
match for any five men on the deck, without
any aid from lead or cold steeL -
At length, after many failures, he prevailed
on a wealthy young merchant of Natchez to
join him at a game of poJeer. They sat down
beside a small table near the bar, and were
soon absorbed in that most perilous of all ex
citements, of which the two alluring ingredi
ents are the vanity and pride of individual
skill, and the uncertainty of general hazard.
At first the stakes were small, and the run bf
the cards seemed wholly in favor of the mer
chant; but presently they bet more freely, and
gold eagles and hundred dollar notes were
showered down on the board with extrava
gant ardor : and then the current of fortune
changed ebbed away from the young mer
chant, and flowed to the professional gambler
in a stream like the oceans tide. As usually
happens in such cases, his want of success on
ly piqued and maddened the loser, and he
sought to recover himself by hazarding such
desperate ventures as could not but deepen
and confirm his ruin. And thus they contin
ued during the long summer night - The in
tensity of their excitement became equivalent
to insanity. Every neve was strung every
energy of the brain was taxed to the utmost
their teeth were set hard as those of antag
onists in the tug of mortal strife the sweat
rolled from their brows like great drops of
The passengers formed a circle around the
plhyers, and looked on with that interest which
such extraordinary concentration of intellect
and passion never fails to inspire even in bo
soms that shudder at its excess. The mer
chant and gambler attracted all eyes, and kept
many awake and gazing till morning. Among
the latter was one presenting a countenance
so piteous that it might have melted hearts
of marble to tears. A pale and exquisitely
beautiful face peeped incessantly from the hali
opened door of the ladies cabin, weeping all
the while as if opprssed by some dreadful sen
sation of immedicable sorrow. It was the mer
chant's lovely wife weeping her farewell to de
There was one spectator also, whose ap
pearance and actions excited almost as much
curiosity as the players did themselves. He
was a tall, spare man of about thirty, with
handsome features, golden hair, keen blue eyes
of preternatural brightness, and his firm, thin
lips wore a perpetual smile a mysterious
smile of the strangest, the most inscrutable
meaning. ' With the exception of his red cali
co shirt, this person was dressed wholly in
buckskin,ornamented with long ewalihg tassels,
and wild figures wrought out of vnriegated
beads, after the fashion of some western Indi
ans. He stood close beside the card table,
and held in his left hand a sheet of paper, in
his right a large pencil, with which ever and
anon be dashed of a few words, ns if engaged
in tracing tne progress oi me game.
O.tll 11 ..... a
omi iu gamoier persevered in their pnys
ical and mental toil. The dial of the stars,
with its thousand lingers of golden fire, point
ed to the world shadows of midnight; but still
they did not pause. It still was 'shufflle and
cut, and pass ante up. and I call vou. and rake
down the pile.' To'ards morning a tremendous
storm arose. The red lightning flashed awful
iy tne nan poured down like a frozen cata
ract the great river roared till it rivaled the
loudest thunders of heaven ; and the very pi
lot at the wheel was alarmed. But the mad
players heard it not What was the tumult
of the raging elements to them whose destiny
hung upon the turning of a card ? And the
smiling blue eyed stranger in buckskin still
stood by them with bis pencil and paper, calm
ly noticing the developements of the game.
Finally the storm passed, as the beautiful
day-break came out like a thing of glory in
the great grey east Then the infatuated
merchant, distracted with his heavy losses,
dared the climax of folly. He staked five
thousand dollars, comprising his last cent of
money in the world, on two pairs of kings.
The whiskered gambler 'called him,' then show
ed hands, the blackleg had 'two pair of aces,'
and "raked the board.' The merchant drop
ped to the floor as if he had been shot through
the brain, and that beautiful young wife flew
vj u si niiu icu aurieituig upon nis oosom.
They were both borne away insensible to the
As he deposited the winnings in his pocket
the gambler emitted a hoarse laugh that
sounded frightful as the chuckle of a fiend
but he instantly lost color as a low calm voice
remarked in his ear
vuiian you play a strong band at many
uinerem games, but here stands one that can
beat you at all of them !'
He turned met the glance of those keen
blue eyes so prematurely bright and sbud
dered. But he immediately regained his pres
ence of mind for he was no coward and
then he trowned till bis shaggy brows met
like the coil of a serpent, and demanded stern
'Beggar, who are you to banter a gentle
man inus rudely v
1 am James Bowie, of Texas,' the other an
8weredwith a ringing laugh ; 'and vou are
jonn lantte, a bastard ot the old pirate!'
iiic gauiuicr rceieu ia ills cnair as 11 ue nau
been struck by a thunderbolt but recovered
PL vi i i r'- i i - i ,
again from the shock in a moment, and asked
in a nrm tone
What game do you wish with me?
'Poker first, and pistols afterwards, if you
Very well, rejoined the other, and they
too tneir seats at the table.
For a time the success seemed about eaual-
iti ... . . . . .
iy paiancea, tne gain and loss being alternate.
At last tne gambler ventured one of his skill
ful maneuvers in dealing. Bowie smiled
strangely as his quick eve detected the trick.
ue said nothing, however, but looked at his
band, and bet five thousand dollars, staking
tne money in large bills. Ihe gambler went
live thousand dollars higher, which resulted in
a 'call.' Bowie held 'four jacks,' but with his
habitual fiendish chuckle, his antagonist show
ed 'tour queens,' exclaiming as he did so
'By heaven the pile is mine !'
'Not yet,' shouted Bowie, as with both
hands he raked the heap of notes to the tune
of twenty thousand dollars into his own pocket
Choking and purple with rage and shame,
tne gambler roared
To the hurricane deck, and let pistols be
trumps this turn !'
Good as gold !' replied Bowie, and the two
hastily ascended the stairs and assumed their
separate positions the gambler over the stern,
and Bowie over the prow.
At that instant the sun was just rising in a
ciouaiess sky. jNature looked sublime. The
woods and waters appeared as parts of one
aivine picture, wun tne boundless blue ot heav
en for its background. The broad-bosomed
river rolled away like an immense sheet of
burnished silver, speckled here and there with
the flash of golden bubbles; shining fishes
gamboled in the sparkling wave ; and all the
bright birds those sweet singers, whose life
is a dream, and that dream only music
chaunted their wild anthem to the new day;
while the two great duelists, the most deadly
ever known in the south-west stood with cock
ed pistols, eye to eye, and their fingers fixed
on the hair triggers, prepaied and waiting to
slay and be slain.
I am ready. Yon give the word cried
Bowie, in his clear, ringing voice, and with that
inseparable smile of strange meaning on his
1 am ready, fire! shouted the gambler,
in tones murderous as death.
The two pistolr. roared simultaneously.
Bowie did not more though he barely escap
ed with his life, for the bullet of his foe had
cut away one of the golden locks of his yellow
hair; the gambler was shot through the heart
and dropping on the brink of the deck, bad al
most tumbled into the river. He was buried
by the squatters at the next wood yard. And
thus perished justly a bastard son of the great
I here never was a jury empanelled in. the
west who would have brought in a verdict
against any man for killing him, and more es
pecially under the circumstances, because pub
lic opinion pronounced that he 'ought to be
killed.' And such were the desperadoes that
Bowie commonly exterminated.
Ine generous victor immediately proceeded
to the ladies' cabin and restored the winnings
of the gambler to the young merchant and
his beautiful wife, who both received the boon
as a gift from heaven, with as much gratitude
and joy. ,
If we should write a volume concerning
the exploits of James Bowie, his character
could not be rendered more transparent than
it is revealed in the foregoing anecdote. He
was always the same the friend of the feeble,
the protector of the oppressed, and the sworn
enemy of tyrants. He was brave without fear,
and generous beyond precedent; and though
he had faults gigantic, too, he atoned for all
the errors of a stormy life by the splendor of
his magnificent death. - His tomb is the Ala
mo, his epitaph the word 'Texas,' and his fame
ill nil a humble though sate niche in the
Temple of Freedom through all time. He
can never be forgotten till the bowels of the
earth cease to furnish metal for the fabrication
of those blades of steel which bear his imper
What a World Might be.
BT CHARLES SWAIN. '
Oh ! what a world it might be,
If hearts were always kind;
If, friendship, none would slight thee,
And fortune prove less kind I
With love's own voice to guide us
Unchangingly and fond
With all we wish beside us,
And not a care beyond.
Oh! what a world it might be!
More blessed than that of yore ;
- Come, learn, and 'twill requite ye,
To love each other more.
Oh! what a world of beauty
A loving heart might plan
If man but did his duty,
And helped his fellow man!
Then angel guests would brighten
The threshold with their wings,
And love divine enlighten -The
old forgotten springs;
Oh ! what a world of beauty
A loving heart might plan
If man but did his duty,
And helped his fellow manl
Home and Women.
If there hat ever been a more touching and
eloquent elogium upon the charms of home,
and its dearest treasure, woman, than is con
tained in the following extract from the Chris
tian Enquirer, it has not been our good fortune
to meet it:
" Our homes what is their corner-stone but
the virtue of a woman, and on what does so
cial well-being rest but our homes ? Must we
not trace all other blessings of civilized life to
the doors of our private dwellings ? Are not
our hearth-stones guarded by the holy forms
of conjugal, filial and parental love, the corner
stones of church and state; more sacred than
either, more necessary than both ? Let our
temples crumble, and our academies decay ;
let our public edifices, our halls of justice, and
our capitals of state be leveled with the dust ;
but spare our homes. Let no socialist invade
them with his wild plans of community. Man
did not invent, and he cannot improve or ab
rogate them. A private shelter to cover in
two hearts dearer to each other than all in the
world ; high walls to exclude the profane eyes
of every human being; seclusion enough for
children to feel that mother is a holy and pe
culiar name this is home ; and here is the
birth-place of every virtuous impulse, and ev
ery sacred thought ' Here the church and
state must come for their origin and support.
Oh! spare our homes! The love we experience-
there gives us our faith in an infinite
goodness; the purity and disinterested tender- j
ness of home is our foretaste and our earnest
of a better world. In the-relations there es
tablished and fostered, do we find through
life the chief solace and joy of existence.
What friends deserve the name compared I
to those whom a birtbwright gave us? One
mother, is worth a thousand friends; one
sister truer than twenty intimate companions.
We who have played on the same hearth, un
der the lights of the same smile, who date
back to the same scene and season of innocence
and hope, in whose veins runs the same blood.
do we not find that years only make more sa
cred and more important the tie that binds us ?
Coldness may spring up, distance may separ
ate, different spheres may divide; but those
who can love anything, who continue lo love at
all, must find that the friends whom God
himself gave, are wholly unlike any we can
choose for ourselves, and that the yearning
for these is the strong spark in our expiring
What Is It to be Polite?
Politeness is a trait which every one ad
mires, and which confers upon its possessor a
charm that does -much to pave the way of
life with success. But it is very much mis
understood. Politeness does not consist in
wearing a white silk glove, and in gracefully
lifting your hat when yon meet an acquaint
ance. It does not consist in artificial smiles
and a pleasing flattering speech, but in sin
cere and honest desires to promote the happi
ness of those around you ; in the readiness to
sacrifice your ease and comfort to the enjoy
ment of others. The man who lays aside all
selfishness in regard to the happiness of oth
ers, who is always ready to confer favors, who
speaks in the language of kindness and concil
iation, and who studies to manifest those lit
tle attentions which gratify the heart, is a po
lite man, though he may wear a home-spun
coat and make a very ungraceful bow. And
many a fashionable person who enters the
most crowded apartments with assurance and
ease, is a perfect compound of rudeness and
incivility. He who has a heart flowing with
kindness and good will towards his fellow men
and who is guided in the exercise of those
feelings by good common sense, is the truly
polite man and he alone.
A Happy Gtrl.
Ay, she is a happy girl, we know by her
fresh looks and buoyant spirits. Day in and
day out she has something to do, and she
takes hold of work as if she did not fear to
soil her hands or dirty her apron. Such girls
we love and respect wherever we find them
in a palace or a hovel. Always pleasant and
always kind, they never turn up their noses
before your face, or slander you behind your
back. They have more good sense and bet
ter employment What are flirts and bustle-
bound girls compared with these ? Good for
nothing but to look at, and that is rather dis
gusting. Give us the industrious and happy
girl, and we care not who worships fashionable
and idle simpletons. Anon.
I3f Youth is a glorious invention. While
the girls chase the hours, and you chase the
girls, the months seem to dance away "with
down upon their feet." What a pity your sum
mer is so short! Before you know it lovers be
come deacons, and romps grandmothers. Such
is life! So we go. Anon.
t3T Aristottle speaks of a species of little
animals which exist on the river Hyparies,
whose age is but a day. Those which die at
eight o'clock in the morning are in youth ; and
those which fall away at noon are in their
prime; and at nightfall they drop away of de-
cripit old age. What a beautiful miniature of
our own existence how readily the mind
spans its brevity.
.afar Wives should always set up for their
husbands, instead of getting their servants to
do so. It makes two hours difference in their
: The Reality of Fqnality.
Rothchild is forced to content himself with
the same sky as the poor newspaper writer, and
the great banker cannot order a private sun
set, nor add one ray to the magnificence of
the night - Ihe same air swells all "lungs.
The same kind of blood fills nil veins. ' Each
one possesses really, only his own thoughts,
aid his own senses. Soul and body ; these
are all the property which a man completely
In this life, so partaken by annihilation,
what is there that fs real? Is it our sleeping.
or our waking : our dreaminc or our thouo-litx ?
xju we arise (io tne more valuable life) when
we go to oea. or CO to bed when m arise
No! man is no proprietor ! Or he owns hut the,
breath as it traverses his lips, and the idea as
nits across the mind. And even the idea
alien belongs to another.
Proposed Convention of Handsome Hen.
A "Boston correspondent" says:
"A Convention of handsome men"- is se
riously contemplated by divers citizens of
New York, Baltimore and Boston, the same
to be holden at Newport or Saratoga during
tne approacoing summer.. At the prelimina
ry meetings in the various country towns and
cities, to choose delegates to this important
congress, oi course the best looking men will
be selected. It is anticipated that this con
vention will attract multitudes of female spec
ihe Savannah Kepublican. commenting
upon mis suDject, opines tnat there will be
"many a lady present if the convention ever
comes on." '
IiOst Snuffers.' : ,
"I wonder what has become of the snuf
fers?" said Mrs Johnson. "I have been look
ing for them all the evening, and can't find
them high or low. - . ..... ; - . . ,
JNobody could give her any information.
After awhile the hired Dutchman, getting
sleepy, commenced pulling off Lis boots, pre
paratory io going to oea. . ;.-
"All dis day," said he, "I dink I kot some
little grabble stones in my poot ' I kess I kit
'em out now." He turned up his boot and
poured out the snuffers!'' ;- ' '
A Man of Turkish Practices. ;
A witness in the Parker murder trial, in
New Hampshire, thus relates his matrimonial
career: -'- ' ' -;'
"From my second wife I was divorced.
I did not live with her; she left me and I
married a third wife. ' I did not live with her
because I didn't like her well enough. I mar
ried her because I was obliged to. I " was
married a fourth time to a woman, by whom
I had three children. ' She died, and I married
a fifth, living with her between two and three
years, but had no children; I don't know but
what she's in heaven I never asked her where
she was going. I married a sixth wife at Asa
Wentworth's house, in Manchester, about six
years ago." " .
First Gun. A boy. got liis grandfather's
gun and loaded it but was afraid to fire; he,
however, liked the fun of loading, and so qut
in another charge, but still was afraid to fire.
He kept on charging without, firing until -be
got six chargesin the old piece., , His grand
mother smartly reproved him,for his temerity,
and.grasping the old continenta,discharged it
The recoil was tremendous, throwing the old
iaoy on ner back; she promptly struggled
to regain her feet but the boy cried out. "Lay
still granny, there are five more charges lo go
offyet" . ..- . , 8 .
43T One of the greatest advantages of a
newspaper in a family of children is a con
stant stimulus which the facts and statements
it contains, gives to the acquisition of histor
ical, scientific and geographical knowledge.
Who then that is a father, will be so penuri
ous, not to say unnatural, as to refuse the ten
der objects of his affection and responsibility,
such an important aid to their advancement.
3T Mrs. Partington, upon reading in the
Boston Post, that the Boston Light Guard ap
peared last evening in 'undress uniform,' said,
Well, if soldiers will go naked; I am glad that
they don't train in the day time I am.'
3T The following toast was given at the
late Medical Supper in Columbus, Ohio:
The Ladies The only successful Homoe-
pathists. They cure man's greatest malady
of the heart by a 'leetle' of the same sort !
Lovn. At three years of age we love our
mothers;- at six our fathers; at ten holidays;
at sixteen dress; at twenty our sweethearts;
at twenty-five our wives; at forty our children ;
at sixty ourselves.
Courtship. The plain English of the po
litest address of a gentleman to a lady is : "I
am now, dear madam, the humblest of your
servants be so good as to allow me to be
your lord and master." ' .
Don't say you will become rich till
you have asked your wife.. Of all spendthrifts
that nature ever invented, a thoughtless wo
man is most so. . We care not how much
money a man may make, if his , wife do not
second his endeavors, he is just as sure of dy
ing poor as if he kept a grocery store and
trusted every body. . . ,
A Male Flirt. A monster in cassimere
a wretch, in short, who trifles with the best
affections of a young girl, and then flings her
aside as he would a dead pink, or any faded
flowers off of which he had taken the bloom.
Mrs. Smithcrs says, such a man ought to be
squeezed to death with mountains, without the
benefit of hollering. - -' '
at' Mrs. Partington says that in her youth
ful days, "the cow-tillion was thought the on
ly genteel dance among good society ; but now
the fashionables have wrung in the cow-choicer
the poker, and what not! The young ladies.
too, develop their feet in the smallest kind of
slippers and then their short dresses massa
on us, but muslin must be riz !" - -
i 10. .
Z3T- "I say." said a creditor to an easy
debtor, "your note has .been running a long
time." "Ah I'L replied the other, "well, as the
bovi said of the molasses, "let her run."
HowtheSpy was Detected.
The Washington correspondent of the Char
leston News says an ingenious mechanic in
Washington bus invented a kind of telegraphic !
hollow bullet, Consisting of two parts screwed S j
togeiner, in tuis ounet despatch ot . several
lines written on thin paper may be compress
ed and then fired from a musket to a consider
able distance. ' In time cf war this contri
rance might be made very useful in conyeyr
ing intelligence into a besieged fortress or city.
The screw bullet, however, he adds, is no near
thing, as the following account will prove:-
. In the year 1775, when Gov. George Clin.
ton resided in Albany, there came a stranger
to nis nonse, one cold winter morning; soon
after the family had breakfasted. He was
welcomed by the household and hospitably
entertained. . A breakfast was ordered, and
the governor, with his wife and daughter who
were sitting before the employed in knitting;
entered into conversation with him about the)
affairs of the country, which naturally led to
the inquiry what was his occupation. The
emption and hesitation with: which the stran
ger replied aroused the suspicion of the keen
sighted Clintoa - He communicated his sus
picion to his wife and daughter, who closely
walnk.il I.m . I I V-r
..ivucuua crcrjr sum uiu action. 1 ! ncori
scious of this, but finding he had faSea in
among enemies, the stranger was seen to take)
something from his pocket and swallow.
Madam Clinton, with the ready tact cf thsf
woman of those troublous times, went Quickly
into the kitchen, ordered hot coffee to be im
mediately prepared, and added to it a strong
dose ot tartar emetic ' The stranger delighted
with the smoking beverage, 'bartook fieelv of
it, and Madame Clinton soon had the 'satis-1
faction of seeing it produce the desired effect
True to Scripture, "out of his own movth ha
was condemned." A silver bullet appeared
which, upon examination, was unscrewed, and
found to contain an important desoatch to
Burgoyne. - The Spy was tried, convicted and'
executed, and the bullet ia still preserved in
the family.1 - - . :-. ---
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Small Coins, Cheap Post are Vc
The Pennsylvanian has the following parv
graph touching the.new coinage which Sena-'
tor Dickinson has proposed in the bill now be-
fare the TJ. S. Senate , , - - . ...
"The obliging officers of the U. S. Mint-
have sent us new specimens or. illustrations of
the two new coins (lately struck at the mint);
propased in the bill presented by Mr. -Dickin-
son, in the United States Senate The cent,'.
containing a small proportion of silver ,is de-i
signed a substitute for the copper coin now
issued. It weighs twenty-five grains; the,
present cent, one hundred and sixty-eight'
It has a circular hole in- the - centre. The
fAree cent pieees, composed of three-fouths
silver one-fourth eopper,' are intended to be'
exchanged for the 'rips, levies and Quarters
of Spanish type now and so long infesting eur
currency, i he piece weighs twelve aad,
three-eights grains, and its diameter is just
midway between the half dime and gold dol-,f
lar. These coins are decidery more elegant'
and convenient than those now in" use. 'We'
trust they will be authorized to be issued.' ." .!
The New York. Courier and Enquirer thus'
speaks of the importance of this measure, es
pecially in connection with the 'project for ' a"
reduction of postage " '." ; "-' .r
'.The Senator has not over-'estimated the'
subject of small coin. ; It is- very - important'
Every man's convenience calls for a substi-'
tution of a small coin instead 'of the mass of'
copper which here at the north we lug about
from sheer necessity. 'At the south they'""
submit to the inconvenience of having their '
lowest coin a half dime, rather than handle
the filthy verdigris,-With cheap postage5
if we ever get it a" small silver coin of the
same value of single letter postage," will be 1
an absolute necessity of life everywhere, and
the reduction of postage will furnish an ex-'
cellent opportunity for improving the current
coin. The- postage reduction seems to lie "
between two and three cents. ' An excellent-
compromise would be to adopt, for anew coin"
and postage, a quarter dime,- which also lies'"
between two and three cents," - ' . " .
Cholera on the Plains. . TV
From a gentleman just down from Council -Bluffs,
we learn that the cholera is prevailing -
to a very considerable extent among the Call-
tornia emigrants on tne plains. Uur mtorm-'
ant saw a letter that was duted 90 miles but; ,
in which it was stated that sixteen members
of the Marshall company, from Michigan, had'
died ot it - six ot another company had also .
died of it and many were down, and it was
doubtful whether they would recover He'
represents the suffering from exposure, and ab
solute want among the emigrants, to be ex- -.
treme, and truly deplorable. - Many who left '
then homes with small means, were obliged 7
to spend all they had, and even to sell tneir -
outfits, at the points' on the Missouri where I
they were detained by the backwardness of ;
the spring; and were thus left destitute una-'
ble alike to proceed or to return. As every
thing in the way of provisions was exorbitant-
ly high, many, very many, thus stripped of 4
their all, were actually suffering from want "
Our informant gave us, as an instance of tho '
expense attending reaching and sojourning on '
me western irontier,. the case 01. a gentleman
from Galena, who left this city in April, with J
four teams, and seven hundred dollars in m'on-
ey with whom he met at Council Bluffs.
He had expended all his money, and was -
obliged to write to Galena for funds, to enable -
him to commence his journey. From accounts
that have reached us through various sources,
we shall expect to hear melancholy tidings
from the plains, as the emigration proceed on 1
tueir tuug miu inuguing journey.
St Louis Organ, 28th nit " '
Sir John Franklin again Reported Safe.
The Devonport . (England) f Independent j
publishes the following extract from a letter,
received by Mr. George Tucker, of. Pembroke
street, Devonport, Dated Hong Kong, Feb. ,27, i .
from his son, who is master's assistant on .'
board her Majesty's ship Hastings :N.Y.Ex.
"We have just received intelligence by an
American whaler of-the arrival of Sir John,"
Franklin and his party at the Sandwich Island f "
They saluted that place immediately on an- -,
choring, after an absence of five years. . They
have discovered the north-west passage ; most ,- ;
probably they have been frozen up in' the.
middle part of that passage- for nearly three
years..- a he captain of the wnaler informed Ui
that b John franklin aispntohed hia first'
lieutenant- over the Isthmus, to- sail immedi-- "
Btcly for England with the int,nigf ne -