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" Protestant Episcopal Rev. Thoiiar B.
booi.ir, Rector: Services every Sabbath morning,
6t 10J o'clock.
PresbyterianRev. R. Wilkinson, P asto
-Services every Sabbath morning at lOi o'c lock
Methodist .Episcopal Rev. J. F. Given,
Pistor: Services at the upper church on alternate
brUmth mornings, at 10 o'clock at lower church,
very Sabbath afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
Roman Catholic Kev Theomulus Kkai-f,
driest: Services every Sabbath morning.
German Methodist Rev. Mr. Gv,
Services every Sabbath morning.
German Lutheran Rev. Mr. Habei.,-
Eer vices everySabbalh morning.
MASOIVIC Pomeroy Lodge,
'Wo. 164, Stated Meetings, the Monday
Evening, on or before the full moon in each
month. Hall in Murphy's building, Second st.
I. O. O. F. Naomi Lodge,
No. 117, Meetings on every Friday
F.vening. Hall in Edwards' building.
Welfare Division, No. 90, Sons
of Temperance, Meetings every Saturday
Evening. Hall in DeCamp's building.
Ssilisburv Division No. 208,
JitiKSons of Temperance Meetings on Saturday
EVCUU13. HUH, o uwum'.ft I
, ovfital Fount Division no. a,
Sons and Daughters of Temperance meet
bwel ings every Saturday afternoon at the Sons'
Hall in Pomcroy.
, Pomeroy, Marietta Ac Cin
LJKF"Tcinnati Packet The swift pas
'""'"'imger steamer OHIO, M. Cooi.ev, Mas
er,' will run as a regular packet between the
Leaves Pomeroy every TUESDAY evening.
Leaves Cincinnati every FRIDAY evening, at
O" The OHIO has now been two seasons in
the trade, and will remain permanently.
' January 6, 1852. nGtf.
Regular Pomeroy and
&' Portsmouth Semi-weekly
i Packet The Steamer
JOHN BRUBAKER, Master, will make semi
weekly trips between Pomeroy and Portsmouth.
Leaves Pomeroy every Monday and Thursday,
at 7, o'clock, A. M.
Leaves Portsmouth every Tuesday and Friday,
at 10 o'clock, A. M.
XT The REVEILLE having been purchased and
fitted up expressly for the Pomeroy and Portsmouth
trade, will run regularly, leaving promptly at the
above hours. All business entrusted to this Boat,
will receive particular attention.
Pomeroy, August 26, 85.-m2.
m fc Pomcrov and Cincinnati
W Packet The light draught and fast
;i LEWIS WETZEL,
"' AMES NEWTON," BIarter, leaves Pomcroy
V very SATURDAY morning, at 8 o'clock.
: .-.'"' ." This boat having been purchased expressly for
this trade will make regular trips. Strict atten
tion will be paid to the comfort of passengers,
and the prompt and safe delivery of freight en
trusted to the care of said boat.
Regular Passenger Pack
et between Pomcroy and
Si Cincinnati The splendid light
aujr ht Passenger Packet
WASH. KERR, Master, will leave POMEROY
every Monday morning, at 8 o'clock.
Will leave CINCINNATI every Thursday eve
ning at 4 o'clock.
0"The TIBER is new, substantial and finely
furnished intended solely for this trade and may
be depended on, as such.
For freight or passage apply on boafd.
November , 85. n5tf.
Between Pitsbui'Kh.Marictta, Pome
roy nnd Gallipolis.
A The new and fust running steam-
W$3?sML)et GOV. MEIGS, Captain John N.
4i,rfe' Siiunk, will make regular weekly
U i between the above ports,
taaving Pittsburgh for Marietta, Pomeroy and
Gallipolis, every TUESDAY, at 2 o'clock, P. M.
Returning leaves Pomefcjy for Marietta and
Usburgh, every TIIl'RSDAY at 9 o'clock, A. M
June 9, 85. n37tf.
IMSE FIRST PAGE OF VOLUME
No. . On the first page of Volume No.
2 can be seen the removal of L. S. Crofoot's
Saddler Shop to a room fitted up expressly for his
accommodation, on Front street, two doors below
Crawford & Stier's store, where may be found at
all times all kinds of
Saddles, Harness, Bridles, Whips,
Or, in fact everything that is ever made in a Sad
dler Shop: and what is still more desirable you
will always find the b'hoys at home ready to patch
tip your old Collars.and other fixins, just by the
way ef aocommodation, you know.
XT Call around and see what a tall shop he has
got, any how. L. S. CROFOOT.
Pomeroy, Decenibet 6, 85 n4tf.
"STAND AND DELIVER."
SIGN OF CHEAP ANDY WHITE FLAG.
ALTHOUGH some of our merchants tell about
cheap traveling and other such things, ena
bling them to sell low, we can beat them, as
we returned home from the East in a skiff, thus
enabling us to sell 20 per cent, lower than any
body who traveled by railroad and steamboat.
More than this: while others were paying 75 cenls
per hundred for freight, Andy shipped a lot in the
akiff, thus paying no freight at all. Bent this,
who can: and what is better our story is strictly
true. Below is a schedule of the cheapest goods
to be found in the market, which neither require
"Auctions" or "Poetry" to sell them.
Ginghams, Calicoes, Plaids, Irish Linen, White
and Colored Cambrics, Gloves, Hosiery, Silks,
Laces, Shawls, Ribbons, Pocket Handkerchiefs,
Cravats, and a new and splendid style of Evelina
goods the prettiest article for ladies dresses ever
made and no other store has them.
- Plain and Fancy Cassimeres, Tweeds, Satti
Tletts, Cravats, Vestings, Gloves, Suspenders,
Hats, Caps, &o.
ALSO Hardware, Queensware, Nails, Tobac
Ten. Cnffefl. Snices. Toys. &c.
anda"bigdog" in addition. In tine, every article
usual or unusual, Kepi in a reiau nunc.
Don't forget the place sign of "Cheap Andy,"
All kinds of Country Produce received in ex
change for goods at the highest market pnee.
MJ38 E. A8KIN8,
Milliner and Maiiluamakcr.
TJAS JUST RECEIVED and is now opening,
II one aoor aoove me n.iieiuaner House,
IN REMINGTON'S BUILDING,
reneralasso rtmentof BonnoU, Ribbons, Artificial
Flowers. Cranes and Milliners Trimmings of all
kinds and of the best qunli'.y, which will be sold at
a very small advance.
I'jn Yiy, Doajtboi 2, 8 3- -r3a?8tf.
51 totcklg Mxnai--Mtwki
$'4 per Annum.
BY K. T. TAN HORN.
TUB MODERN BELLE.
The daughter siis in the parlor,
And rocks in her easy chair;
She's clad in her Bilks and saiins,
And jttwels are In her hair .
She winks, and giggles and simpers;
And simpers, nnd giggles, and winks,
And although she talks but little,
'Tis vastly more than she thinks.
Her father goes clad in russet,
And ragged and seedy at that
His coats are out at the elbow,
He wears a shocking bad hat,
He's hoarding and saving his shillings,
So earefully day by day.
Whilosheon her beaux and poodles,
Is throwing ihem all away.
Sho lies a bed in the morning,
Till nearly the hour of noon;
Then comes down snapping and snarling,
Because she was called so soon;
Her ha!r is still in the papers,
Her cheek still dubbled with paint,
Remains of her last night's blushes,
Before sho protended to faint.
She doats upon men unshaven,
And men with "the flowing hair,"
She's eloquent over moustaches,
They give such a foreign nir.
Sho talks of Italian music,
And falls in love with the moon,
As though but a mouse should meet het,
She sinks away in a swoon.
lit-r feet are so very little,
Her hands are so very white,
Her jewels are so very heavy
And her head so very light;
Hor color is made of cosmetics,
Though this she never will own.
Her body's made mostly of cotton,
Her heart is made mostly of stone.
She fulls in love with a fellow,
Who swells with n foreign air,
1U marries her for her money,
Sho marries him for his hair,
One of the very best matches
Both are well mated in life,
She's got a fool for a husband,
He's got a fool for his wife.
"A great book is a great evil," says an
ancient writer; an axiom which an unfortu
nate Russian author foil at his cost:
While 1 was at Moscow, says a traveller)
a quano volume was published in favor of
the liberties of the people: a singular subject
when we consider the place where the book
was printed. In this work the iniquitous
venality of public functionaries, and even
the conduct of the sovreign, was scrutinized
and censured with great freedom. Such a
book, and in such a country, naturally at
tracted general notice, and the offender was
taken into custody. Afier being tried in a
summary way, his production was termed
to be a libel, and he was condemned to eat
his own words. The singularity of such a
sentence induced me to see it put into exe
cution. A scaffold was erected in one of the most
public streets in the city; the imperial pro
vost, the magistrates, the physicians, and
the Czur attended; the book was separated
from the binding, the margin cut off, and
every leaf rolled up like a lottery ticket
when luken out of the wheel. The author
was then served with them, leaf by leaf, by
the provost, who put them into his mouth, to
the no small diversion of the spectators; and
he was obliged to swallow this unpalatable
food, on pain of the knout, in Russia more
feared than death. As soon as the medical
gentlemen believed that ho had received
into his stomach as much at a time as was
consistent with his safety, tBe transgressor
was sent back to prison, and the buisness
was resumed to two following days. Afier
three very hearty but unpleasant meals, I
am convinced, by occular proof, that every
leaf of the book was actually swallowed.
(T A new method has been discovered
of ascertaining precisely the fact, as to a
man's "being in liquor." The words "Na
lional Intelligencer" are given him to pro
nounce. If he passes examination by a
clear and distinct enunciation of the words,
he is declared not guilty. It is said that a
drunken man cannot pronounce words dis
' (KT A correspondent of the Northern
Christian Advocate reckons up 125,000 Me
thodists along the Mississippi valley, west of
Ohio, for whom the General Conference
provided neither bishop, newspaper nor
book-room. They ask for a bishop to live
on the banks of the Mississippi, and a paper
and book-room at Chicago and at St. Louis.
Oir In iho city and county of Philadel
phla there are two hundred and seventy pub
lie schools, attended by forty-eight thousand
pupils, who are instructed by sevon hundred
and fifty teachers, of whom about oighty
two are males. The schools are supported
at an expanse of about two hundred and
twenty thousand dollars a year.
to politic Cttcratitu, griculU
CIRCULAR OF LION. JOSEPH LANE,
DELEGATE FROM OBKQON,
In reference to the settlement, soil, and cli
mate of Oregon Territory. .
Washington City, Jan. 1, 1852.
Thu great number of Utters t am con
stantly receiving, making inquiries in relor
ence io the Territory of Oregon, has induced
me to embody in the form of a circular,
such information as is usually desired, that
I may thus be enabled to furnish it more
promptly and in detail than a due attention
to my other public duties would allow me,
were 1 to endeavor to give a written answer
to each. I hope this course will not be con
sidered discourteous to my correspondents,
for, in pursuing it, I can more effectually
and satisfactorily serve thom, which is my
Oregon is a mountainous country, intor
spersed with many extensive, rich, and beau
tiful valleys, watered by cool, pure streams,
having their sources among its snow-clad
mountains. It is exceedingly healthy no
country is more so. The atmosphere is
pure, and the climate delightful, especially
during the summer. From April to No
vember there is but little rain but a cool,
gentle breeze blows almost perpetually from
the North. Tho winters are rainy, but
mild, for, during this season, warm South
winds constantly prevail.
The country is well watered, nnd the 6oil
is fertile, and well adapted to the growth of
all the small grains, grasses, potatoes, and
other culinary vegetables all yielding most
abundantly, excepting Indian Corn, which is
not regarded as a auccessful crop. Many
of the hills and mountains are covered with
inexhaustiblo forests of fine timber generally
fir and cedar. Those forests frequently
skirt the valleys and streams.
As is well known, the Columbia is the
only great river on the Pacific slope, and
stretches from the sea coast to ilie- Rocky
Mountains. From its mouth to the Cas
cades, a distance of about one hundred and
fifty miles, there is an uninterrupted navi
gation for vessels of the largest size. The
Willamette empties in tho Columbia about
ninety miles from its mouth. This river is
also navigable ; for the largest vessels to
Portland, fifteen miles from its mouth, and
many have ascended as high as Milwaukie,
seven miles further.
At the risk of some little repetition it may
not be deemed improper or unnecessary to
give a more detailed and minute description
of the valley of this and some of the other
streams of Oregon.
Tho Willumeite valley is bounded by the
Coast Mountains on the west, and the Cas
cade range on' the east. The soil is excel-
ent, and is not surpassed, if equaled, by
any portion of the continent in its adaptation
to the growth of wheat, rye and oats. Po
tatoes are produced in great abundance, and
are of a superior quality; while wheal is in
variably a certain crop subject to none of the
diseases and uncertainties peculiar lo it in
the States: it matures slowly, hence the
grain is always full and plump, and the straw
unusually solid and elastic, and not subject
to fall, in consequence of the cool, dty
summers, and the entire absence of rain du
ring the harvest season, the farmer is ena
bled to gather in his grain without waste.
This, valley is about one hundred and
fifty miles in length, and thirty-five in
breadth, and is sparsely settled throughout
its whole extent. Many fine locations are
yet unoccupied which will richly repay the
thrifty husbandman. Natural meadows, as
yet untouched by the hand of cultivation,
afford abundant and rich pasturage for im
mense herds of cattle. The valley Is most
ly prairie, skirted by beautiful groves of
timber, while through Its centre runs the
Tho Umpqua valley is distant from the
Willamette about twelve miles, and is sepa
rated from it by the Calapooe mountain. ,It
is about ninety miies in .length, and varies
from five to thirty-fivo miles in width. It is
made up of a succession of hills and dales,
furnishes but little timber, yet abounds in a
natural luxuriant growth of the richest grass.
North and South Umpqua rivers run
through this valley, and lorms a junction
about forty miles from tho bay of tho same
name. The entrance to this bay is found
to be practicable, as many ships and steam
ers have crossed the bar at' its mouth, finding
from three to throe and a Half fathoms of
water upon it, without the aid of pilots,
buoys, or light-houses. A few slight acci
dents, however have occurred for the want
of such improvements. A port of entry
has been established here, and appropria
tions have been mado for a light house and
This bay in destined to be an Important
point to the southern portion of Oregon;
here will be the outlet for the produce of
the Umpqua valley, and, consequently, here
will bo its commercial city. Many pack
trains are already employed in the transpor
tation of goods and provisions from this
point to the "gold diggins" on Roguo,
Chaste, and Scott Rivers.
Roguo river valley, which takes its name
from the river that passes through it, is about
seveuiy miles' by the main traveled rpute
I VI II II J . II 1 1 I I M . I t J ' I U M 11-111 II II CI I I A
ONE C O NS TITVTlCfN
from the Umpqua. The valley Is well wa
tered by never failing streams; , the soil is
generally good, and it is skirted and inter
spersed with groves of fine Ijimbon As it
borders upon a rich gold region it must
eventually become densely populated. As
yet, however, it contains no' white settle
ment, but is occupied by the Rogue river
Indians, who have rendered it the seat of
much trouble and suffering from their depre
dations. - f"
There is no portion of the ? -rltory, and
indeed, I may almost add of t 9rld, bet
ter adapted to grazing than thi l'alley. In
extent it is about fifty by thirty ...s.- cur-
rounded by mountains, the eye ;eldom" rests
upon a moro br-autiful, pictur que-nd ro
mantic spot. It extends to vithin a few
miles of the boundary betwee Oregon and
California. These valleys 'i lie west of
the Cascade mountains, anil outh of the
There are also many small valleys, rich
and fertile, in this part of tha Territory f
affording good inducements o settlers, and
which no doubt will be speedily occupied so
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soon as suitable protection can be extended
over thorn by the Government A
A very interesting portion bf('Oregon lies
nenh of the Columbia, and lYWirig, rapidly
settled. The Cowlitz, which, rises In the
Cascade mountains, north of iho, Columbia,
runs through a large tract Jpf .fine, arable
land, entering the Columbia' jume forty or
fifty miles from its mouth. 'i'C;"' '
A French settlement of many, years
growth, commences near this' river, about
thirty miles from its mouth, i-nd now em
braces some largo and valuable farms.
Americans also, have, within the last six
years, settled between it and tlie Chahales,
and are doing well. The country is level
and fertile, and beautifully interspersed with
prairies and timber. -Y '
The vallovof tho Chahales is also fertile.
and well adapted to cultivations ' Between it
and Puget Sound, the country is level and
well timbered, with occasioanl small prai
ries. The Sound Is one orlhe safest and
best harbors in the world. ,i-It affords fine
ship navigation into an imporinnt portion of
the terri tory,v tmndejaeJ
met ot country, rich in soil, with immense
forests of the finest timber in the world; and
combining many advantages, agricultural
and commercial, it is destined to be, at no
distant day, one of the most important points
on the Pacific coast. A low pass in the
Cascade mountains offers a routo for a good
road from the Sound to Fort Walla-Walla,
on the Columbia. Such a road would be
important for military purposes, and would
also be a great saving of distance and lime
to emigrants going to the Cowlitz and Cha
hales rivers, Puget's Sound, or to any other
point north of the Columbia. At present,
emigrants are compelled to take the road
across the Cascade mountains, south of the
Columbia, to Oregon City, from whence it
is as far, by a road almost impassable, to
Puget Sound, as it would be from Walla
Walla, by the road suggested.
There are, also, east of the Cat cado range,
north and south of the Columbia, now in
possession of the Indians, large districts of
country finely adapted to grazing, with oc
casional good tracts of farming land, which
will, no doubt, ere long be occupied by the
Orogon City is situated at the Great Falls
of the Willamette. Steamboats run dailv
from this place to Portland, and those of a
small class run daily up the river, above the
Falls, from thirty to fifty miles, and in Borne
instances, recently, as I am informed, they
have even gone up one hundred and fifty
miles. A small judicious expenditure would
render the river constantly navigable for
such boats that distance.
The population of Oregon, including the
immigration of the last season, is probably
twenty thousand. The immigration is rap
idly increasing, owing not only to the natu
ral advantages of tho country, but to the
liberal provisions made for actual settlers
by a late law of Congress. By that law lib
eral donations of land are made to all who
will settle on them previous to the first day
of December, 1853. To a single man one
hundred and sixty acres, and to a married
man three hundred and twenty one half in
his own right and the other half to his wife
in her own right, upon condition that they
will live upon it and cultivate it for four
Tho population is of a substantial char
acter, much bolter than is generally found
in new countries; The people are enter
prising, industrious, frugal and orderly.
Many of the earlier settlers have large well
cultivated farms: indeed, agriculture every
where in the Territory may be said to be in
a flourishing condition, remarkably so for a
new country. California and the Sandwich
Islands afford markets and good prices for
all our surplus products, and will undoubt
edly for years to come.
Many of the various religious denomina
tions have established churches in the Terri
tory, to some one of which iho majority of
the settlers belong. Great interest has also
been manifested by the people in the estab
lishment ef good schools, and admirably
ONE DESTINY." .
have they succeeded in their efforts. The
Institute at Salem, under the patronage of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the
Academy at Tualatin Plains, under thu con
trol oi the Presbyterians, are excolleut and
flourishing institutions. There are also two
Female Institutions in Oregon Ciiy. Port
land, Lafayette, and other small towns have
good schools. Indeed they are common in
the country wherever tho population will jus
tify' them. A grant of land was made by
the last Congress for tho endowment of a
university, the site of which has been fixed
JjiLhyher-Trtltorial Legislature at MorysviJIo.
J be Indians immediately bordering on or
near tho settlements are perfectly friendly
and well disposed. Settlers have nothing to
fear from them. Those upon Rogue river
arc troublesome to those passing through
their country, and will probably continue so
until a garrison shall be established to over
awe and keep them in subjection. This I
hope will soon be done; for their depreda
tions upon travelers have caused much trou
ble and suffering. They are upon the great
thoroughfare from Oregon to California; a
fork of which leads to Fort Hall, being the
road frequently traveled by emigrants from
that point to Oregon.
Emigrants havo the past year suffered
considerably from the Snake Indians, who
Infest the great road west of Fort Hall, and
who are scattered over a large extent of ter
ritory, through which tho road passes. The
establishment of a garrison in their country
is essentially necessary to the maintenance
of peace, and the protection of tho lives and
property of persons passing to and from
Oregon. A number of emigrants have, du
ring the past season, been murdered by tho
Indians, and many of their animals and
other property stolen from thorn. Emi
grants should exercise great care and pru
dence in passing through this district of
country, and they should remember that it
is essential to their sufety, upon all parts of
this road that in no case should they suffer
themselves to bo taken' by surprise, or the
least advantage had of them by tho Indians;
for tho least carelessness or want of proper
precaution often seriously endangers the
safety not only of their property but their
Those who contemplate emigrating to
Oregon should be ready to leave St. Joseph
on the Missouri river, with a proper outfit, by
the first day of May. Ox teams aro much
o be preferred. Provisions for the trip, and
sufficient blankets for bedding with such
tools only as aro necessary to repair a wagon,
should be taken. Each man should also
take his gun and plenty of ammunition.
The journey is a long and tedious one, and
all who understand it must expect to enduro
fatigue, privations, and hardships. I would
advise every person, or at least every com
pany, to procure Palmer's Emigrants' Guide.
It correctly lays down the fords across the
streams, the camping ground, and also the
places whero the glass, wood and water can
be found. No article not necessary for the
journey should be taken, as there is great
danger of overloading and breaking down
Dry goods, groceries, furniture, and farm
ing utensils of all kinds, are abundant in
Oregon, and no one should think of taxing
such things with them. It must not, how
ever, be supposed that no inconveniences
are to be experienced by emigrants, after
they arrive there. These ore always inci
dent to the settlement of new countries,
especially for the first, year, but they are
fewer in Oregon fnan are usual in the set
tling of new territoties.
SUICIDES BURIED IN CROSS ROADS.
A correspondent of one of the London
journals states, that "this was formerly the
general practice in the south of England,
and it has occasionally boon resorted io with
in the last thirty years. At Chalvington, in
Sussex, there once resided, according to a
popular tradition, the only honest miller
ever known. About a century since, this
person finding it impossible to succeed in
business, hanged himself in his own mill,
and was burled in a neighboring 'cross way.'
An oaken stake, driven through his body,
taking root grew into a tree, and threw a
singular shriveled branch, the only one 'it
ever produced, across the road. It was the
most singular tree I ever saw, and had some
thing extremely hag-like and ghostly in its
look. The spot was of course haunted, and
many a rustic received a severe shock to
his feelings on passing it after nightfall.
The tradition was of course received by the
intelligent as a superstitious piece of folk
lore, and the story of the 'only honest mil
ler' was regarded as a mere myth, until
about 25 years ago, when a laborer employ
ed in digging sand near tho roots of the
scraggy oak tree, discovered a human skele
ton. This part of the history I. can vouch
for, having seen, when a schoolboy soma of
the bones. I mutt not omit to mention
that thn honest miller of Chalvington owned
the remarkable popularity of a 'tot' or tuft
of hair growing in the palm of each hand."
Of the 6,500,000 who form the popula
tion of Ireland, 4,500,000 aro Catholics'.
$1.50 in Advance.
VOL. h-m 11.
. HINTS FOR SOCIAL LIFE.
Dr. VV. II. Cook contends, not only that
suicide is one of the most fearful crimes in
the calendur, but that any course of action
that injures the system or shortens life is a
form of suicide, and will be rewarded as such
at the last great judgemnt, particularly
when ilioso who have been following such a
course, have been warned of its fatal tenden
cy. He then specifies the following as a
mong the habits of the age, by which health
is impaired and premature Juuih secured :
Wca'rrrtg irTiri" shoes on a dump night, and
in rainy weather. .
Building on the "air-tight principle.
Leading a life of enfeebling, stupid lnzi.
ness, and keeping the mind in a round o
unnatural excitement by reading trnsh nov
els. Going to balls through all sons of weather
in tho tliincst possible dress.
Dancing in crowded rooms till in a com
plete state of perspiration, and then going
homo in the damp night air.
Sleeping on feather beds, in 7 by 9 bed
rooms. Surfeiting on hot and highly stimulating
Marrying in haste; getting an uncongenial
companion, and living iho rest of life in men
Living encased in dirt because too lazy to
bathe the body.
Eating without taking time to masticate
Allowing the love of gain so to absorb our
minds, as not to leavo us time to attend to
Following an unhealthy occupation bo
cause money can be made by it.
Tempting the appetite with niceties wh-m
the stomach says, No.
Contriving to keep in a continual worry
about something or nothing.
Retiring at midnight and rising at noon.
Gormandizing between meals.
Neglecting to take proper enre of ourselves
when a simple diseaso first appears. Port
A Bear captured by chloroform. A pa
per published at Montauban, Spain, gives an
account of the capture of a huge bear, by
chloroform, which is somewhat .amusing.
His bearship had for a long timo been the
terror of tho district, entirely defying all at
tempts at capture. Even the most during
hunters dared not approach him sufficiently
near to give him a death wound; and so the
bear was left io his glory, making predatory
excursions continually among the sheep and
cattle of tho surrounding farms. At length
a Dr. Pegot hit upon a plan for securing the
monster by tho use of chloroform. Early
one morning he proceeded to tho cave where
the bear slept, accompanied by a party of
peasants, and having made suro by tho snow
just fallen that the animal was within, the
peasants ran and fastened up the entrance
with iron bars, which prevented the bear
from coming out. Over the bars they
stretched blankets to prevent the ingress of
air, and now tho operation of putting mon
sieur le bear under the influence of chloro
form commenced. The doctor took a large
syringe, and having filled it with somnolent
liquid, discharged it through an aperture in
the blanket into the interior of the cave.
This being several times repeated, the bear
soon fell into a deep sleep, when the doctor
marched in and secured his prize triumph
ant. They bore the poor bear away tied
limb and limb, keeping a cloth well satura
ted with chloroform constantly nt his nose,
and took him to the village, when a cago
having been prepared, the bear was permit
cd to awake. Great excitement followed
all around as the capture of the wild beast
became known, and crowds came to behold
him, secured in his cago. In tho evening
the village was il'uminated in rejoicing,
while the praises of science and Dr. Pegot
fell from every lip. This is tho first in
stance of the capture of a wild animal by
THE WIDOW'S MITE.
A widow lady, subsisting by tho steady
application of her needle, has sent a dollar
to Kossuth with the following lines:
TUB WIDOW'S MITE.
May Kossuth's views and statesmanship
Become, through Europe, law;
And foil the Russian autocrat,
Who seeks mankind to awe.
Although my needle life sustains,
In freedom I delight,
Therefore, dear sir, for Hungary,
Accept a widow's mite."
Heaves in Horses. A single feed of car
rots per day, says the Working Farmer, is
the best preventive of heaves in horses. Re
duce the quantity of grain one-third, and
substitute carrots in its place, and your
horses will require no medicine, enjoy fine
spirts, loose hides, and the ability to perform
(r Let a woman be decked with all the
embellishments of an and nature, yet, ii
boldness be read in her face, it blots out all
the lines of beauty.
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Bless my soul 1 I'm thirty-nine to day ;
six feet in my stock !ngs, black eyes, curly
hiiir. tall and siraij-hias a cvdar of Lebanon,
and still u bachelor 1 Well, it's un inde
pendent life, at least;, no it isn't, either !
Here's these new gloves of mine full of
little rips string off one of my faultless dick-
eys, nice silk handkercheif in my drawer
wants hemming', lop button off the waisibanU
of my pants; what's to bo done 1 How pro
voking it" is to see these murried people
looking so self-saiiified and "ifofisequential,
at iho head of iheir " fainiliesi'as if thoy had
done the state u great service. '.Why, as to
children, they aro as plenty as flies in Au
gust, and ubout as iroullcseinc; every alley
and court and garret is swarming wiihthein;
they're no rarity, and any poor, miserable,
de i(I beg purdon !) wreteh, can got a wife,
enough of them, too. such us thoy tire. It's
enough to scare a man to death, to think
how much it costs to keep one. Young
folks have to begin now where their fathers
and mothers left o. Silks and satins, rib
bons and velvets, feathers ond flowers; cuff
pins and bracelets, gimmicks and fol-de-rols;
and there is no help for it in my case; for if
I married a woman 1 loved, and the dear
little thing should ask me for my scalp, I
should give it to her, I know I should. Thon
there's the tapestry, carpets, and mirrors,
and solas, and ottomons, and dnnia.k cur
tains, and pictures, and crockc ry, and
(you must look at ilie subject in all its bear
ings) little juckets and frocks, and wooden
horses and dolls, and pop-guns, and ginger
bread,' don't belicvo I (ca do it, by Jupiter !
But, then, here I sit, with tho too of my host
boot kickikg the grate, for the want of some
thing bettor to do; it's coining awful cold,
drunry weather, lon evenings, cant go to
concerts; forever, nnd when I go, my room
looks so much gloomier when I come back,
and it would be cosy to have a nicj little
wife tochniaiid laugh with. I've tried to
think of something else, but leant; if I look
in the fi-c, 1 am sure to see a pair of bright
eyes; even thu 6hudows on tho wall take
fairy shapes, I'm on tho brink of ruin I
feel it; I shall read my doom in tho marriage
list beforo long I know I shall, Heaven
help me, for ihero's no living with a better
half, so thoy say ; and may 1 be refused if
I can get along without one.
Young Men and the Sabbath. The
New York Observer, in an article address to
"Young Men and the Sabbath," soys: let
no young man disregard the Sabbath. Tho
moment he seto his foot on God.s holy day,
his moral principle is gone, his solf-respeci
is diminished, and one great barrier in the
way of his down course to ruin removed.
He must find some occupation on this, his
only leisure day. He sallies forth in search
of amusement. He meets others, in pursuit
of tho same object, who, lo secure it, have
mado similar havoc of conscience and prin
ciple, and among them aro not warning
adepts in wickedness. Having broken over
one restraint, others readily giveaway be
fore him, and he falls an easy prey to the
destroyer. It would be next to a miracle, if
he should be rescued from ruin.
But this process is not confined to the city.
Show us the young man, any where, who
disregards tho holy Sabbath, and wo will
show you tho young man that is on the
high road to ruin. All the good influences
in any community, cluster around the Sab
buth ; and all the evil influences, concen
trate among the Sabbath breakers'.
Pause, then, voting man, before you pre
sume to trample on God's holy day, for, in
so doing, you tread under foot Heaven's
richest blessings, and invite all the enemies
of the human soul to combine for your de
struction. Turn away thy foot from tho
Sabbath, from doing thy pleasures on God'
A Long Snow Storm. Tho longest snow
storm that was ever known in Great Britain
occurred in 1614. It is recorded iu the
register ot the parish of Wotton Gilbert, that
it begun on tho 15th of January and contin-
ned to snow every day until tho 12th of
March. Tho loss of human life, as well as
sheep and neat cattle was immense.
CO" "I'll bet a bheep," saiAold Meredith
to his other half, "that our boy Otho, is go
ing crazy. He is grinning at the plow, and
he is grinning at the barn, and he is grin
ning at the table, and he is grinning to him
self wherever he goes." "Poh,' replied f
the old woman, "don't you know he got a
love loiter this morning."
(Kr We expect tho following is somewhat
at variance with tho opinion of men in gen
Here, printer take this silver money, . ,
And I'll send more before you dun me;
For the worst of life's ills,
. Is to be dunned for printer's bills? r
A rapper in New England, of uWAndrevr
Jackson Davis school, professes to have
had a recent communication from the spirit
of Ethan Allen, in which be stated thai be
and Tom Paine were stopping at a hotel
kept by John Bunyan.