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FBIDEi
it Hit a . oioi.
'Tis a curious fact as ever was known
In human nalre'j bu often shown
' Alike In eastle and lncottalro; '-
1 hat prided like pigs or, a eerulh b'rood,
1 ' Will manage to lire and thrlvo on "fueil".
, As poor as paupor'a pottagel
.1 1 i
Of all the notable things on oarth,
I'Ke querest one Is pride' of birth 1 ' '
Among our '-fierce Donioerac; !"
A bridge across s hundred Jrears,
Without a prop to save It from sneers, ,
" Kot eron a couple, of rotten Poors, i,
A tiling for laughter, Oeers andjeersj' . ; '
i . Is American aristocracy. ' ,.
faoponA upon It my snobbish friend,
Your family thread jroueau" ascend,
. WUhout good reason to apprehend 1 "
i ) Yoo may dud It waxed at the further ond,, , '
. ., , By some plobotau vocatlont - . f "
- Or, worse than lhatyourboasted line ''
Slay end In a loop of stronger twtna . ' . .
Thntlaugod some worthy relation! -i, ; ...
' llocauae you nourish lu worldly affairs, ' "
.tt Don't bj haughty and put on airs, ' '
' 'Willi Insolent pride of stutlou! , ,
Uou't be proud and tura up your noso
At poorer people In plainer elo .lies,
But learn for the sake of year mind's rcposo,
That wealth's a banblo that comes and goes,
Aad that all Proud flesh, whererer It grows,
" is subject to Irritation,
' , ., .' ' From the Katienal Magacliie, -
rTEtt fcAUTsVltiailT, THE II VCK-
' MOODS ritEACUEll. .
Itnmenio ra the gitlidrlrlg At tlio Moth-
5Jisl carrlp grrjtlrld, . Hear SprinjjCelJ, on
the second Sunditytni September, 1 032.
A pjtTorful mijt.' bad1' attracted this
great rdWof pedpU frdnj their .homes in
manr contibs; a huudred nlilea round..
Th !neir bresidinz .elder a late arrival
irojri Kentucky, an Orator 'of wida-spoard
and wonderful renourn, would' thunder on
that day. The prestige of his "fame had
ligUteriad before hiril; add lieitoe the uni
yersal eagerness to hear one concerning
whom rumor' tongue discoursed so loud-
Mbrnirl.byo'aein the aure Bust, bright
bad beautiful as i tlre'ani of heaven; but
thQ expected prodigy bad not mado his ad
vent. '. EleVon o'clock cams the regular
liottt of the haafy gun of . orthodoxy and
till there was no new of the clorical lion
A opmmon circuit preacher took hii place,
tind, sensible of thj" papulnr disappoint
ment, inoreased it by mouthing a miserable
failuro rThe vexed and restless crowd be
gad to disjjerSe, , wheri ail everit happoned,
to exoite afresh their curiosity and cohcen
trate them agtin denser than evor. , A
messenger rushed to the pulpit in hot haste
and presented a note, whieh was irrirriedi-
atelt read out, to prevent the people from
ioiltterldg., fhe fdlldwirig Is a 1 iterul copy
of tha( singular epistle:
Dkab Bbktiiekn: 7
The devil has fouudered my horse,
which will detain me from reaohing your
tabernacle till evening. I might have per
formed the journey on foot; but I could not
leave poor 1'aul, especially as tie has nev
er left Peter. 'Horses hare . no souls to
save, and, therefore, it is all the more the
duty of Christians to.take care of their bod
ies. WaloU and ray', and dont let the
devil et among you on tho sly betoro carv
tJle-JigUti when I snail be at my post, ,
,r . " Yoiir brother, '" '.."or
PETER CARTRrGHt
At lerigth thedsy ltfSed.'iThe purplo
turtaift of night fell over the earth from the
darkahing sky. ' Ooi's golden fire flashl
Slit in Heaven,' and '. men ' below kindled
flrelr watoh fire. , Tho ericarilpnient,
village of showy tents. Was illuminated
with ' briiriAifcy that caused every leaf to
sti'irie and sparkle as if all the trees' Were
burnishod with'Dhosphoresdent flame. It
was like a tbeatrs.a It was a theatre in the
6pea air on the green sward; beneath tile
starry i,Dlue, incomparably more, pictur
esque ana gorgeous thatf orfy sirtge soene
rv, prepared within waUs of brick or mar
ble, where the tliti of cities throng to feast
their eyes-Mr bSaiHy and theirlars on rmf-
' Pre'seirtfr a. form arose in the pulpit arid
commenced giving out a hymn preliminary
10 sue main exeroisaa, uuu every eye 06
eamt) riveted to the person of the stranger
indeed, as some one'said of Burke, a Kin
NO.. 29:
gle flash of the gazer's .v'ior'was enough
to reveal the extraordinary mari, althqu.rl)
inlhe rireseht oase", it must, for the sake
of truth be acknowledged that the first im
pression was ambiguous if trot enigmatic'
al and disagreeable." His figuro Was tall',
burly, massive and seemed, even more gi
gantic than the reality, from the crowning
foliage of .luxuriaat,coat blaek"hairkwreath
d into long curling ringlets? 'Add.a liead
that looked as lafgtfas a half bushel;, beet
ling brows, rough and craggy as fragment
ary granite, irradiated at the base bv eves
of darkfiro; gaigH and trrinkling, f!k dia
monds in a soa they were diamond's of
the soul, shining in a measureless sea of
humor a swarthv comolexion. as: if em
browned by a southern sun: rich rosv ling
always slightly parted, as wearing a per
petual smile: and yoU hava a lifu-like por-
inutoi .me lar ismeu bucK-woods preacn-
ah line rr tt ;.:.'. I -.-....I .--..). . J.
Though I heard it all. from the texTi to
he amou, I am forced to despair any at
tempt to convey an accurate idea of either
the subject or manner of the sermon which
followed. There are .differont sorts of ser
mons the arfrumontarv. ihe dormatic.tho
postulai y, the persuasive, the punitive, the
combative, "in orthodox blows and
knocks," the logical,, and. the poetic: hut
thir specimen belonged to none of these ca
tegories. T Jt was tyiyentrit Bn.d.oCalnew'
species. ,lo,,
. He began with a loud and beautifully
modulated tone, in a voice, hat rolled m
tho serene night air like successive peals
of thunder. .' Methodist ministers are cfclev
bratocT for sonorous voices: but his' was
matchless in sweetness as well as powei.
For the first ten miuutes his remarks, be
ing preparatory, were comriion-placc and
uninteresting; but then, all of a sudden,his
luce ( rcuJuiiod; his eye brightened, his
gosUlresgrew leliinjYtejh: hth4'rfttfl4irg f
a;t'Jixli,.arid hiai Vvliole oouiiteaanoe- chan
god iii to aii expression of inimitable linrh'
or; an ? now hisVilJ, waggish, peculiar el
oquence, poured forth like a , niouiilsin tor
rent, tr 1 ,-n o 1 1 i g- ft rr f vv . ,r 1 1 J ) shafts of rid
icule, ic.it tii'itu, uuusrin'J siU-8ulitlirL' an
ecdotes sparkle !, fl kshed h.l lloW like hail
till the vust rtuditdr frn5 'convilleed, with
lauglifer."' Fof ji' while theasiletic i trove to
resist, ll curreut tf , lioir otyu' sjiontalior
ous emotions. Thd.sc; .however, so'o'ii (lis-'
coveroJ tha, jhey had UnJertaken an. ior-
nosslblo achievemaiit, in llnukinirto wuh-
stani his facetiie. Jlis every, scuiteace was
like a warm tinger,. tiukliui; tha ribs of the
hearer, : ilis-vrv looks Incited to mirth'
tar more than other 'pcoolu sloke; so that
the eltuit to . maia:aiu one's equiiibrium
only increased the disposition to burst .out
into' loud explosions, as1 cvs'ry Scht'i61:h6v
has verified, iu'si'mllar cases. ;
,. At, leugtu. tuo encampment was., m a
roHr, tlie sternest leaturcs relaxed into
smiles, and the coldest eyes melted into
tears of irrepressible . piorrimont. This
continued thirty minutes, vliile (he orator
painted the folly of the sinner, which was
his theme. , I looSed on and laughed with
the rest, but nnally began to tear the re
sult as tp, the speaker. Z
"now, I exclHimed, mentally, "will he
ever be able to extricate his audience from
that deep whirlpool of humor? If be ends
thus, wheri the morry rridod subsides, and
calm resection supervenes, will not the re.
vulsion of techno- be deadly to his fame;--;
Will not every hearer realise that he has
tieen trifled with in matters of sa'crod and
eternal interests? - At all events, there is
no prospect df a revival td-iiight; for oven
though the'orator were a . magician,,, he
could not bhaiige his subject now, and
stem tile' torrent df headlong laughter.!', r
Udttlld shaft df my irifereded fell shdr't
of the mark; and even theii he commenced
to change, riot all at once, but gradually,
as the wind of d thiirider-cloud. . His fea-
td(fes fjt tlieir comical fliige of bleasantryi
his voice grew first earnest, and then sol
emn, and soon wailed out in' tho . tones of
deepest pathos; his eves were shorn of their
mild li
.n.i t:i. : i I . .i -.l ''!1' r..L' Ji
light, dtid yiclded'stf eatis of teiirs.Hs
untaiii of the hill yielded wate'l.-
the fountain of the hill yielded
The effect was indescribable, and the re
bound of feeling beydrid all conception,
He descanted ou the horrors of hell, till tr
ery shudderinj face was turned downward
as if expeatlng to see tho solid globe rtnt
asunder, and the fathomless, tirey gulf
yawn beneath. Jirave mon irJdaued.acd
fair fashionable -'women, ' covered with
silken .drapery and bodight with cents,
shrieked as if a knife wero working amb'rig
their heart-Blrings.
Again he chamjed thd therrie; sketched
they jofs of a' riKhteousi dealh--its faiflf,
its hope; its winged- rap'tutei and. hngele
atteidW the spirit fa its ' .bap3f diomo-r
wiui suou (oroe, great ana evitieni psiieA
that all eyes were turned towards Ueav
en, as ilia entire congregation started to
their tect, as It to hail the Vision ot angels
at which the nnger of the preacher seem
ed to be pointed, elovated as it was onhlgh
to .the full leriflth df his arms";. .k.i . -
He then made a call for mourners to the
altar, and five, bitndred, maay of thorn till
thai .night infidels, 'rushed, forward and
prostrate themselves rJn their kftees. The
meeting was Continued for two' weeks, and
more than a thousand converts werd add?
ed jtoho. iohujcji.j.ro'm j ,haVtJnv i hjs
success Was unparallqled,'. ilrid tha.fiUtt is
chiefly. duo, to hiainimitnbU wit aad mast
erly eloquence, that Methodism is.rJOW lha'
prevailiffg religion iwIllinpiM a rr r)U'
' He was distinguished by one,- Very un
cieribsl Jp'eouiiarity-pmbativeriess'.' -4- .His
battles, although always fapparen'tly in the'
defensive,; were as numerous as the celd
btated Bowie. 'The only difference was
this,- that Bowie fought witb deadly w'eap-
LANCASTER, OHIO; JIIUllSPAY' MORNING, : NOV. 22, 1855. '
mous, while the inerant used but his enor-'
ons fist, which was as Effective, . however.
in me speedy acf.tleraenl.ol belligerent iss
uos B.S any knife or pistol ever forged out
of steel. Let the reader judge from the
following anecdoto: '" '(-' ""
At the camp meetlnr held at ; ATtcm. : tii
flio tiutumn of 1 838. the '.Worshipers were
annoyed by a set of desperadoes from St.
Louis, under the control of Mike ..fiiik, a
notorious bullr, tlie tri urn pliant hero of
eountless fights, iri none of which ho had
ever met an equal, or even second. The
coarse, drup.lr.on ruffians carried it witha
higband, outrged the men and insulted
uio womqn.so as to threaten the dissolution,
of all pious exersises; and yet, tuch Was thp
terror tha name of their leader, Finkf )iospi
red. that no one could be. found bfave en
ough totoe his prowess, - . ; ;.
. ' At last, one day,' when Cartright ascen
ded the pulpit thold forth, the . despera
does on the out-skirts of the encampment,
raised a yell so deafening as to' drown ut
torly every other sound. . The preacher's
dark eyes shot .lightening..'',' Jfe deposited
Lis J3ible, drew off his coat.n'nd remarked
aloud:-' . , . ;, . ',;..v.
"Wait for a few minutes, art brethren.
while I go arid make the devil pray." ;
He then proceeded, with a smile on his
lips, to the focus of the -tumult, and ad
dressed the chiefbully: '.; i; .':
mt. tank, l have com? to make ;yoa
pray. . .: ., .o .i-jn
i he desperadoe rubbed baok the Jaog
festoons of his"M6dd-roa liaTT.. arched
his-lnge brbws wtth a comical efpWssion,
and replied: ,JliC v' ' " u 11 "4
"By golly; I'd like to So Yodf 8o it. old
euorterl'V v. lr-
;."Very well." said Crtrihti'will these
gentlemen, your oorteous friends.agree not
tosnswiouipiaj i;' .? j s i :s l.
"In" course they - will.. They're rale
grit, and won't da' Tibthrn njtt the,ch)ar
thing, so , they won't, r'ujoined ',' i'ink, ir-
diirilMUtlyi' !"-:):. -:
"Are you ready?" asked the preacher.
"Hjady as a raoo horse with a light ri
er," anWered Fink, squatitip; his nonddr-
ou's porson for. tho combat. ., v-
1 he bully spoke too soon: for scarcely
had the, word s .loft his lips, When' Cartriglit
iinue a prouigious uouna toward bis antag
onist, and accompanied it. with a quick.
shootmjr punch of hi Hrdulean"fiT.wTiich
lell, crashing the other's chin, and hurried
lum to the earth like lead.1 Then, even his
intoxicated coifipanions.' nlled with '. adrui
ration at tho feat, gave a cheer. But Fink
was vp in moment; arid rilshed upon his
enemv, exclaiming: - . v .-
: "That itarn't done fair, so it warirt!" -'
He
P
tr
V. " . ... w'i.
him down ns If J(ad,befil AitiiiranR--Fink
struggled, squirmed, and writhed in
tho dust: but all to no nurnost: for the
strong, muscular fingery Ijeid his windpipo
us in the jaws of an iron vico. vhen he
turned purple in the face, and ' Ceased to
resist, Mr, Cartright ' 'slackened his hold;
and inquired: '
'Will you pray now?" , , ; .
"I doesn't know 4" word hbwi" gasped
Fink, ' .
"Repeat' after me." - I ' '.'.: .'
'Well if I must,' I must." answorej
Fink; "because you're the devil 1 him
self.''.. ..:..".:."'..'.
The preacher then said over the Lord's
prayer, line by line, and ' the conquered
bully responded in the same way; when the
victor permitted him to rise. -. -
At the consummation, the rowdies roar
ed three boisterous cheers.and Fink shook
Cartwright by the hand declaring:
'.'Bt frolly, you're ome beans in a lar
fight. I'd rather sot to with an old he -bar
in. ddg-days. You cari pass this 'ere crowd
of Hose sfilashersr btdst your piotur(" i--'"
. Afterwards Fink's ' party behaved with
corurh, and the preacher resumed his Bi-
blh nnrl nnihtl' i ' '
An odd soene, that, certainly; ani "not
verylapostollfl;,, Say you,, sober reader.-i-We
join you in the remark; but it is cliar
nbterUllo, as we said in another case.
. Tiia QasOoaok Bridge. The St. Lou
is Intelligence of' Wednesday says; ...
The O.isconade "bridge" whlcK broke
down on the 1st, with such sorrowful re
sults to our citisons, it is admitted was no
bridge tit till. It was a soSffoldirigon which
a bridge was to be ereotod. Messrs. Stone,
Boomer ,fc Co., :pf Chicago, were ; the cop
tractors of tho wort, drid the Chloa'go Tri
bune; of the 5th inst., speaks thus in re;
gard to the matter I. ..,ii 1 ; .
" '-"yn lenrri lipod inquiry' of Stdtio i&i
Boomer of this city, the pdutrtctdrs for th j'
bridges', pii that road, . that the bridges
which, have failed are merely temporary
structures put tip'fd facilitate i tho: coVtfus
tio'n df the .work-that they: were never in
tended by them or by She Company for the
crossing of heavy passenger tralttsfaots
ihat tha eyideht uneasiness of the officers
oflbe road on ,th fated train, 'cdnfirni 'iu
the clearest maBBer.1'' -'''' ' ' " '
. 'JflrX 'rvell.kno'jyq Prviuonce. jsppf tjg.
bliiiraqfor trjaii W. Idot in tlitif city Ihe
other dav and found it bad. The bank re-'
...... .... ;t J
fttsd to discount for him, and his deposits'
were exhausted. , 0 On. turning his baok lip
on the - scene of operations, a sympathir
Irig fneridftld to hlni; ,,'toni,' are yon
broker '.'Yes;' said Tom with a sigb,
'and so dead, brttt ' tital if tttunJxxtU 'wr
selling at a cent apiece, I ' tduldnl ' buy A
aimed a ferocious stroke. which the
rcachr 1nrried wflji Lis lcf rhand, and
laiiiintr his throat with the ripht. crushed
gangway plank r
Arctic Etploilue Expeditions. '
'The .feVurn'of Drl Kane and his ' party,
safe, naturally leads (lie miud to dwell up
on tlie general Subject of Arctic discovery.
Three hundred years ago the. problem
which so many Englishmen lost their lives
.in endeavoring to solve was the discovery
of a passage to'Chinai , !It was in 'searcn
ing fo tins passage, '.as every one knows,
that .Hudson sailed iip . th Vivcr which
bears. his name, 'and that Baffin explored
the bay by which he i remembered; a list
of gallant names,' beginhingwith Willough
by and atretchihg down to Foxe and Smith,
proves how, rosny there were in that day
who were ready to sacrifice their lives in
the cause pf discovery.' After theeoloni
tation of 'America, "and especially after
Lasallrfs. 1 voyage en the .Mississippi : had
proved' "that ho passage existed through
which a shipmight sail to China, eipedi
Kons were diverted into a different chan
nel!' : During (Jio eighteenth century, no
one made a distinct attempt fo sail to the
northward o.thb continenL ' ; Towards its
close CapvVancouvcr's voyago in Ihe Pa
cific, aiid bis Jiscovexios I41 t hat is now
Russian America, once more stimulated
public curiosity. As before. Great Britain
took the load.' 'One of the first exneditions
which'saijed with the " cfefinitei. ohjcct,of
passing 16 ,tKe' north ward of A merica ,was
comftiandod by tlie great man whoso bones
long s!.nci bleached under the Arctic snows
John Frankjfin.' Then . followed, others
of scarcely less note Ross, Parry, Lyon.
Back, 'Crosier." 1839, the' existence vf
a Northwest passage was abundantly .prov
cd, by. lhe, journey of pease aoid Simpson,
who walk5 from the ; point . reached by
Hosson . the one side' to that reached by
Parry en the other. '.Buf science was not
satisfied, nor the explorers- lired.'"' Again
sailed Silt John Fianklid, on his great, last
journey,, in Mayr 1845, .From tiat time
to this,' every expedition that has sailed to
the northwest has had for its chief ol.joct
tho rescue of franklin and his companions.
Accidentally,! the operation performed by
Dease and' Simpson iu 1 839 . was repeated
in 1051 by McCluro, and . this time,, the
British gorernmont was very glad to put
nn end to'tho voyages of discovery . by
avknowlodiinir that the problern was. sol v
ed and the . reward, won. But the chief
ihinrr in view both iu British and Anu-ri-
enn expeditious which have sailed since tho
Year : 84H, has , been to turn , sosse 01 tuo
first of Arctic uaviiratow. , .Z..
Three expeditions have sailed from the
UllllL-U OlSWI-" -UIU IITOI, vanillic, 1 t-a '
podiUon, under Lieut, De. Havun, which
sailed in 41 ay; lew, ana reiurueu unsuc
cessful; (he second, Dr, Uane's expedition
iu, tho Vdvanco; and the third, the expedi
tion seu( for rescue in the lleleaseand
Aotivu under Lieut. - Hartstein. The last
expedition of Kane has ted . to valuable dis
coveries in ciuuee. The United States
may now claim tho .honor of having first
sent a ship to discover the great opon sea
near .the Pole,- as they have tho honor of
having' given birth to' the men who first
discovered the Southern (Jontinont. What
usb theSs ' discbyerjo rhay hereafter prove
to bP no' one can' "yet conjecture; but as
thov have Cost so little ore cannot but re
joice hat they have beofl broifghjt to' light
ooicncu .mnr 'ucsiuir uoi.ive suiuo uouont
from the : curious meteorologieal and geo
graphical observations, made by Dr. Kane.
It is well to know that the north coast of
Greenland has been mapped, and the coast
of Smith Sound surveyed. In other points
of view, the researches of these bold men
into the gloom of the Polar night may not
prove wholly devoid of profit. - '
WxatTii. We doubt the policy bf eu
logising mere wealth." The natnrsl self
ishness of man will always secure crowds
bf worshippers at the shrine of Mammon.
In this material age, the danger is that
the greed for riches will become too inor
dinate, if indeed it has not already become
sor fend the Wise Will seek to disdounte-
riariob the deification Of wealth, father
than urge it on. Too many already bow
u&Wn to the golden calf. ' The acquisition
of money, US the great end of life, has be
come popular to au extent that seriously
threatens the future integrity ot tbe peo
ple.' . It has grown to be a general prao
ticel especially in onr great - cities, to ask
what a ihari i is worth', riot what are his
principle sv his talents, his culture, 9? bis
mode of life, 1 The high aiid noble aims
which our fathers held up for us to imitate
are ' rarely -made suhjeots of emulation
now. . Our political as woll as social life,
begins to show tho dangerOifs fesnlts of
lowering the old standard. u:i i '
1 The above is a waif going ihe founds of
the papers, and as we like its views, we
adopt it also.' ; '; '' '. '- ''!; -1 .':
: '.. .-, u.! . .. . .:
TiiKSpKAKEB3iiiP.-Tho Lafoyette ( Ind. )
Courier is in favor, Pvid M.Aoa fpj Sp'oa'k
er of, the. House. The Indirtnapelis
puUicaa favors Schuvleu Colfax for the
ofllce.' " Bolh of thoso gentlemen are good
aridjtrue rijen'i but we submit whether Law
it D.OAMPBKtt.' of Ohio, is no," to say the
least, iSqually fitted for the place.' Ho has
baen in Congress longer, and ia well ac
quainted V 1 tl U19 tules and manner of .do-
ing ousipes.iu iou nuusc.
J&hU' ih assemblage $f I few f rie ft ds
bne-v evening lately, tho absence of ia 'lady
was noticed, which was appologisod for by
Sn acqumrltarice, whd , stated kat aha;1was
etaiiied bv o little inoidunt.'.. .'Ah, yes,'
exclaimed W Mrs. (31atterbell,''and a beau,-1
tiftil little incident It was too-iweighs just
nine pounds and a half
, A New way' to Deleft i 'atltir. ' I
The father vf the great American states-1;
man was a very humorous nd jocone per-
aonsge, and tu numerable arc tbeaaeodotes
that, are related of bin., .As lia was one
journeying to Wsssaoliuielts not far- from
his aalivt town, be stooped rather lata one ;
night atan, inn iu the village -. In the 1
barroom whe'r about twer,iydifrerut per-1
sons,'whd as he entered, called cut to him
lb discover a thief. '- One of the company.
it appeared, had a few Biinutea before a
watch taken from his pocket and all knew
the offender must ba in tha room with them.
Come,' Mr. Almanac-maker, you know
the signs of tha times; the bidden things
of the seasons, tell who is the tlijef."
'Fasten all the doors in the room and
let no one leave it. nnd here laadlerd, go
and bring your wife's great bras kettle. ''
Boniface did as commanded; the treat
brass kettle was placed in the fiuor -iu
bottom, up as black, sooty and smoky as
a chimney back. The landlord ?ot into his
har.and looked on with eyes as big as sau
cers. "Yon don't want any. hot Water er noth
ing to take off the bristles on a critter, do
you Squire?" said the landlord, the prcpa-
rauun tooting a nine 10 rauuit like nog Kil
ling. "Tho old woman's gon to Iea arid
the well's dry."
"row po into your barn and brimr the
big-best cockorae you've 'ot." :
." V" hew! you won t bile uim, will von:
he's a touirb one. I can swear; Squire,
he didu'l steal tho watch. - The old r. Miter
knows wheu it is time to crow,- without
locking at a watch." .
'Go along, or. I won't detect the ttef."
-Boniface went to the baru nnd soon re
turned with a tremendous fat rooster cack
ling all tlie wav like mad. ' ' !
'.Now, put him undor the ketilo ind
blow tho light out.' ; '.' " ; ''
' Tlie old roustar was thrust under tho
inveterate kettle and the lamp blown out.'
'Now, gentlemen, I don't 'po.e the
thief is in ( the 'company, bat if he is.i the
old rooster will crow when the offender
touches the bottom of , the kettle with his
hands. 1 Walk' round in a circle and the
eoek will make tnown the' watch stealer,
The innocent need not . be afraid you
know." : " ' " . 1 - ;" -;i
' - The company, then, , to humor him, and
carry but the joke walked around the kettle
in the dark lor three' or; four minutes. - -
"All done, gentlemen? '
' "AH done!" was the cry-' whore is your
erowiagT 1 We heard no cockndoodlecloo.
"Bring us a light. -."
iA light was brought as ordered. ''
"Now hold up your hnnd, (food folks."
They wero of course black, from cemin'g
in contact with the soot of tho kettle,, .
;'Allpr" ... : .,-.-, -:. .-.'. - - -
"All up!" was the response.
"A 11 dou't know! here's one fol
low who hassu't hold up his band." . .
"Ab, ah, my old boy, let a take a peep
at your paws,.",, ..!,;!... 1
. They were examined, ana were not black
Hke those of the rest of tha company.
"You'll find your watch about him
Search." . , .
And So it proved. This fellow, not be
ing aware, any more than tha rest, 01 the
trap that was set for the discovery of the
thtuf, bad kept aloof from , tha mottle, lest
wheii he touched it, the crowing of tha
rooster should proclaim him as the thief.
As the hands of all tbe others were black
ened, the whiteness of his showed of oours
that be had not dared to tbuoh the old brass
kottlo.and that he was tho offoder. He
jumped out of the frying pan into the fire &
was looped in as uneomtortabie Place as
either to wit the jail. . '
SniKr. Lake Shore train from Buffalo
stops at a wsy station. Enter Ion ij-Wired
Yankee, and , finds all the oars "ohock
fall," . ' . . ... - - '.- .....'
. Yankse-to eonduotor-Sa, you, what in
the same t of . Westerficld anions be I
gwina ta . du? Can't git a eeat no
hOW? " ;,
. Condaotor-Hang yourself, upon a nail.
. Yankee-I'll be hanged X du. ... .
- Conductor-Well you may as wall get
used tq banging first as last. .
Yankee-Sure enuff; cos I wight be
called on to hang yew some day. -
Conductor-Well I cave.and am "Willing
to drop the subject, and stand treat at the
next station. . : : ';
Yankee-Well, I'm agreed, seein as hove
its a pretty knotty qut-ston. , .Jf
Conductor-Why you are as sharp aa a
meat axe. Haiot been eating razors, Dave
you ? .! .'f-i' '' f! -'
Yankee-Well, .not exactly. But yew
see the the train I cum deo'iin on rdn into'
a pile of grindstones 1 .
Conductor and hfs lantsrn mnt out!
1 . i i 1 , ,-, I,, , ! ....
"Don't you want a real prime lot of
batter'., asked a pedlar ytho bad pickeu 11 up
at fifty, different places. .
. 1 'What sort of Butter is that?' asked the
merchant.
'The clear quill -made by mywife froijjs.
n dairy of forty eo'ws duly tWo chufu-
lnIp '
j 'What makes it so many colors?' .
"'I, guess you never' would Jiate, ' nsked
"hat question if you had seen my cowsfor
they are a darned iight speckelder than
the butter is.'- -..t-v ; ';
.URbjcan Wines,- The New York Afcr-
ror predicts that within twenty-five years
tlie tJaited States will not only supply the
American. people with the pure juice ot the
grape, but . will become the largest wine
exporting nation in the world.
Tbe Hammer W bmicd '. I .
Summer i. ended,- the m il l.ia annua
P"'w7 " crossea. ina aqaatOTiat line
v'"" "W V."T w,urn P"w
sngiiv. ... uoontiue
'".' '" it ;r.oiir wo news,
8'"." "00r jwer. 10 warm
,n.'1, ,enl"r''- fha dow lengthen at
ral.'f. hnil 10 'ho dtrectKniwhenjpe comes
Chilian! frost, Tim wremv of veiretable
life hascarytly . yet touched leaf or llxwer
with hs' destroying Cnger. but it is evident
9 the observant eye, that the period of vig
orous growth has passed away, and that
the season is about to fall .Into the "strar
and yellow leaf." As the gia'y of approach
ing age niaiifjists itself hero and there a
mid the raven locks of manhood . even iu
i(s piinie, as a tinge of brighter color lights
up the youthful cheek of the consumptive
with a premonitory cywptoo) of impeuding
d.)-.m, ao does the changing green of the
summer foliage indicate it approavhiag
fall. ' ' ,
But amid lhee iridicafio'nt of a coraine
change, thero is mingled an inSniiu a-
motuit of present enjoyment and future
hope; the gathered harvest, the melWwjng
fruit, tlie ripenipg nut, the prospect of a
respite .' frcm summer's toil, and tlc ap
proach' ol wiuter enjoyments, the scatter
1 ng of tpidcmic diseases before the health
beatiiig breath of a polar atra'osplitre. tie
new lease of existence which will bo given
to thousands of suffering follow men,
whose only hope is ia a return of a cooler
and purer air, , and tLe, quicker pulsation
of'jOung and lu.ty rife," which bounds re
sponsive to the brtadi of winter, and du'veis
back liTs icy apprbauihos by a more vigor
ous activity. ul the vital powers, all unite to
render the prospect of tha comiug death
like aleep of all vegatabla life, pleasing ai
wuii.as melancholy. , . ., , .
need time and . harvest ba coma anal
gone; it has bcn a sued time of eras and
a liarVust of death in many rospnets, as well
as one of good, and a harvest of life'.' Sd
time and harvest 'will cuma and'' ko ajraiu
and again to the eud of lime. It has , bted
ptoraised by Osb poleiit to redevta the
pledge, and. who uaver changes his'-pur-'
po3e; but they will ' hot always com and
g.i to us, tur each, succeeding season finds
the ranks of the towers and reapura L'raJu-
ally made tip of now recruits; Here a vet
eran retires aud one of middle age fins his
place, to grow old ia ' tetura; there a mlif
die 'gcd reaper .faints and falls, out of tha
ranks, nut the gap is suddenly closad up
by a new ' Comer; ' id arioihor part of Die
field a youthful laborer, full of activity and
hope, is stricken down, bat bis flJ-.,. s
speedily made goofan-l Tli(twork oftmis
goes bravely on. ' Z ' '
And Vet we have each an individual des
tiny to fulfill, and "n individual duty to
psrforni, whether we sow with a broad or
a barrow cast; whether we cut the harvest
with a wide sweeping and lusty stroke or
fill the ' place of ' humble -' cleaners in the
great field,' it is the manner in which we
perform our . part, that will tell upea
our future well being. It is not the man
of the greatest intellect, nor' he who occu
pies the highest place, that will receive the
greatest reward at the Harvest Home; but
he who does his whole duty ta tbe best of
his ability, whether bis situation be lofty or
low. It becomes us then to strive. in the
summer of life to garner : up a harvest of
good deeds, such as will support us ia oar
winter years, In time, and tell in our be
half in the unchanging duration of eternity.
Gas.' Cass and His Life.X Canadian
Opinion of It Under the bead of "a new
and disgusting description of Literature in
tha United States," a Montreal paper -in.
dulges m the following little eipressionrof
opinion: . " ' ' ' , "
(ieneral t.aia who is one or tne smallest
of the mrich-talked of public men fa the
United States, is just about publishmg his
life, ' Women may sometimes be excused
for praising their pirn babies, and pretty
girls are occasionally allowed to- praise
themsel'es; bat when a great humbug of a
politician begins to tall' the story, of how
many plugs of tobsoco be expended on his
political campaignshow many cradles he
rocked and how many dirty bibieshe kissed;
how many, gcod men he got tl-. better of
by tolling lies, anu now many oao men 119
secured bv shd wine that he could beat them
on their" own ground,'1 the thing becatues
absolutely disgusting. .. . - . .v .
Our Relations witii Ghiat Bbitain,.
Tho telegraph announces; that there is
a prospeet of diffieuliy with Great Britain
in relation to the.corlstrUctiou of the Bulwat
treaty. This may turn out to be teas por
tentious tlmn at present appears, but it ta
not to; be Concealed that the conduct of our
crovernmest hasciven Great Britain causa
for suspicion. We have noaprchensiou that
war will growoutofthe present tlitterencos,
as it is not for the interest bf either country
to gat up a fight' just at present. England
has her hands full lit trying tr manage the
Russian Bear, and'jf of the United States
can make much mote .nouey ,by selhug
oit'r surplus produce to feed ftiem, lhan we
..r fx- r. , . . .r.. t;n 4t.
possioiy can, oy pgniing mem. y ...
chariets for a'diploatio war Of words are
quite" Battering.- .-' '""nV
Apples-foa aLASB. We noticed in
the freight house of the Conoord road, the
bther day, one hundred and twelve barrels
of apples, marked for Manchestef.England.
We understand that a gentleman of this
city, aii Englishman', trades in fruit quite
largely,.! and r sends to . Liverpool every
year several hundred barrels of N. Hamp
shire apples. Maticheiter American.
FS'ABUSIIED IN 1826.
I Oti:no It History.
, Gump, as most people understand, js
imported fi. (liQUIatidi of the Pacific
rtorSly of tlieThiiicha group off the coi
1 i . ' ' . . t , " " '' .'a - .
o: reru, aud under 11m uoiuiuion 01 mat
Govcrnmeut: ' , ,
.. .Its sale is male a . monopoly; and the
avaibt, a a great extent, go to pay tha,
British holders of Peruvian Governmcn.
bondsgiving them to all intents and pur
poses, a !:n ujion the profits. jj( a triasu-
intriiiaically nnrr, valuable than' the gold
tats of California. There are deposits,
of this unsurpaesftd fsirtilirer Irl -Some
places' to the depth of sixty or feventy feet,
over large ex'.eutu of the snrface. The
guano fields are generally conculed to be
the excreKoeit of aquatic fowls which
live and nestle in "Teat number around
the islands. They seem designated by
nature t rt-scne, at ' lent in part that un
told amount of fertilizing material which
evfry river and brooklet is rolling into tho
set. The wah of alluvial xoils, tbe floats
ing fcfuse of the fields and forest, and
above ail, tho wasted materials of great
citife, are constantly being 'rarriftd by the
tidal Currents out to sea. llieee, to a
certain extent at least, tro to' ; nourish, dir .
Ifcctfy or indirectly, submarine vsgetablo
and animal life whieh iu turn go le feed
theue birds wl.o?e excreurenU at our day,
ate brought swny'by the ship load from
the"'Chineba fsland. f. " .,
The bird is a bea n fully arrangef cbem-
ital laboratory, fiftd up to perform a
single' operation, viz: to tnke the fish as
food, buru -out the carbon by means or its
retpirattry fund ions, and deposit tha ro-maiDdi-r
in the shape of an ini-cipsrablo
ttt lilimr. - Bat bow many agos have thesa
dpcifioa of seventy - feet in thickness
beia aotumulatingl ' ''
abereartratthe prs8trrt day counties
numbers of the bird? vesting; irpoa the is-,
land at . aiirht: but aceordiuir to' Baraa-
Humboldt, the uicrrmnt of the birds for
tha cpaca ot three 1 centuries, would not
form a stratum or over one third of as lot
in think sess.'- By an easy malliercs'.ic eal-
cuUUon, it- will tx seen that at this rate ot
df fwwiia, it would Uk ' seven hundred.
and' fifty six-' thousand years to form the
eWpaat guano bed :' ;r
Bach a cahiulittion carries as back well
on to 'a former L'eoUvieMl psrioa, ' aaa
prdves one, and parhapa buth.of two things
tint, that in -past ages as Infinitely great
er number of tlitsa birds hovered o,ra the;
islands' and eecotidly. that tlia material
woeld riitd at apeViod long ' anterior to
it lines a the abode of man. - The
length of man's "exiejteoee is itifinitesmal,
loooipared with such a cycle of year; and.
facts reeoile on evty ktaf Of the mate
rial uniwrsa ouht, if it do not, to teach
us humility f. 1 That a little bird, whose in
dividual xiatenee i as nothint, should.
ia its unilod action; proluce the means of
bringing baok. to an active fertility ,wholo
provinces of waste and barren lands, ia one)
of a thausand facts to show how apparent
ly insignificant agencies in the economy of
nature pYoducs momentous results; Lori
do Farmer' Hag.
Evening Hoiks for Mechanics. 'What'
savs ths North of Scotland Gazette, in an
article in favor of tbe early cloaiug of shops,
'what have. evening honre dose for Ale-
chanios wbohsd only Un hours toil? What
in the moral, what in the religious, what
hi the scientific world? Hearken to these
(acta: ' 1. ' ''.
One of the best editors the Wetsmiuistsr
Review could ever, boast, and one of the
most briliant writers of the paaoiug .hovtr,
was a cooper, iu Abufdeeu. Ono of the
ditirs of a London daily iournR: was a
baker n Eigin; pethaps the best, feprtor
on the Londan Times was a weat.vr ia jd
iuburg: tlta editor of the Witr.eM.(Waa a
aons aiaaun. Una of tpe ablest mir.steri ip.
Londuit was a blacksmith in Uatidiie; an
other was a watchmaker 111 Bantt: tha.Jata
Dr..M;ioe, f China, was a herd boy in
Rhyno; t-he Principal of tlie London Mis-,
sionary Society's Colludge at Hong KongL
was a saddler in . lluntly; and one ot tba
bast missionAriearlhat ever Wont to Jndia,
was a tailor in Keim. The loading maablB
ia on the. .London and Birmingham Rail
way, ' witii' 70) a year, was a maebioic in
Glasgow; aud perliafis the very richest iron
founder in bngbind was a working man in
Moray-., Sir, James Clark, her
Majeal''
physician. . was a druecest 1 ia
Banff.
Joseph. Hurpe was a sailor first, snd then a
laborer Hi Iha pesilo and mortar in Mon
trosa; Mr. McGregor, the ruenber for Glas
gow, was a poor boy in. Rws-shire; James
Wilsdit, tha member for Yestbary, wsa a
ploughman in Ilaldi.igton,nd Arthur An
derson, the member for : Otkeny, earned
his bread by the, sweat of his brow in the
Ultima Thulc. ; ' .. v.
yv hat, .an krray of great working men.
Like.NaW EngUud, the excellent paritlt
school syslcmof Scoiland has made her sot.
honored and renownud.throught tha world.
Tbe eveujng hours ofour young mechanh
are more valuable than they are swsie of,
and it would b well if. in - onr cities son.j
bolter place of rosort were to be found f. '
the menial eucfturagfmeut of our.joun
men. There are few who have had an.oj.
portunity of judging like ourselves of tint
groat necessity of good Mechanics' Asofi
ciatioq's or our young men.. Some suo'j
institutions as will woo them from the many,
snares and foolish wiles that lead thm ini'y
folly, and keep the oiiud datk for want ot
knowledge.. .
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