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LEWISBURG, UNION CO., PA., APRIL 10, 1850.
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Far the Lrtmbtrg ChrrmieSi.
I would not Live.
t wnnld not lia no. let ma die ;
The dreary"' crave hat charm ;
It would be aweet for me to lie
Repoaine; in its arms.
The c aire of earth deetroy my mirth
And leave no time for joy.
I wnnld nr-t live where raising pain
Disturb my aery eoul.
Where friend are falee. and error reigns.
And vicee have control ;
On every aoil there's nought but t :il
And carat and doubt and fiara.
I would nit live where not a friend
Will apeak without a frown.
The ecornful looka and w .rda they and
My better feeling drown
Beat down by all, I long to fall
Into the quiet grave. (
I would not live : within the tomb
Thc-reTe real from every foe,
No hpe are nipped before (hey tilosm,
No teai are ahed for wl
0 Jot an hour to teat its power
To Lani.b mortal care 1
1 would not live, for I've no place
Whirb bid tne call it bin
No fiiendU hand, no smiling face,
guardian when I roam
A weary life of toil and atrife,
Ob. tell me. who would live t
I would not live I love not eaith
Ii eru-h bleeding heart.
It owna no joy of reel worth.
The l-t are pain uid amarta ;
It hope are Jren.e. ita Dtighteat beam
Are but the fire-fij's glow.
I would not Jje no. tell the grave
To hie-'me from my foes,
for asm kind hand t bombly cases
To take me from my woe ;
. 1 arouU not live, but freely give)
The lib which bring ma pain.
Lawiaburg. March, 1950.
flit CELEBRATED TEXAS SFT.
Abnut two years after the Tevan Revo
lution, difficulty occurred between the
new Government and a portion of the peo
ple, which threatened the most aerioui
con vquences even bloodshed and the
horror of civil war. Ortefly. the cause
was this : The Constitution hid fixed the
city of AJi'in as the permanent Capital,
where the pjhlic archive were to he kept,
ovith thi rmi-rtstion, hiwever, of a power
m the President to order their temporary
removal in case of dinger frotn the inroads
of a foreign enemy, or the lorce ofa sudden
Conceiving that the eieeptiooal enjer
gen;y had arrived, as the Camanches fre
quently committed rivages within sight ol
the Capital itelf. President H uton, who
then resided at Washington, on the Bra
loa, diiia ched an order commanding hi
subordinate functionaries to send the Stste
Records to the latter place, which he de
claired to be, pro tempore, the seat of
It is impossible to describe the stormy
excitement which the promulgation of this
frit raised in Autin. The keeper of
horels.boardinjt-houiea.oroccries, and faro-
tanks, were thunder-struck, maddened to
fretiay ; for the measure would be e death
blow to their prosperity in business ; and
accordingly, they determined at once to
take ih necessary steps to aert the dan
get. by opposing theecution of Houston's
inundate. The- called a m meeting ol
tSe cit zens and farmers of the rircuinjt
cent e.iunlrv. who were all more or lea
interested in the question ; end nftr many
fifry speeches auainxt the asertefj tyraa
ny of the Administration, it was unani
mously resolved to prevent the removal of
tha archives by opea and armed resistance
To that end they organiied a company ol
f mr hundred men, one rmveiy of whom.
relieving the other at regular periods of
duty, should keep cona'ant guard around
the Sta:e-H use until the peril passed bv
The commander of this force was one Col
Morion, wtio had achieved considerable
renown in the war frr independence, and
Jtad still more recently displayed desperate
bravery in two desperate duels, in both of
which he had eot hit 'font nearly tv
pieces with the bowiekml. Indeed, from
the notoriety of bis character for revenge,
h well as courage, it was thought that
Pres. Houston would renounce his pur
pose touching the archives, so soon as he
should learn who wss the leader of the op
Morton, on hi pert, whose vanity fully
equalled hi personal prosess, encouraged
and justified the prevailing opinion by his
boastful threats. He swore that if the
President did succeed in removing the
records by the march of sn overpowering
force, he would then himself hunt him
down like a wolf, and shoot him w ith little
ceremony, or stsb him in his bed, or way
lay him in his walks of recreation. lie
even wrote the hero of San Jacinto to that
effect. The latter replied in a note of 1
conic brevity :
" If the people of Austin do not send
the archives, I shall certainly come and
take them ; and if t-ol. Morton can kill me,
he is welcome to my ear-cap.'
On the reception of this answer, the
easrd was doubled round the Sta'o-Ilouse.
Chosen sentinels were stationed along the
road leading to the Capital, the military
paraded ths streets from morning till night.
and a select caucus held permanent sess
ion in the City Hall. In short, everything
betokened coming tenesl.
Oue day. while matters were ia this
precarious condition, the cauens at the
City Hall waa surprised by the sudden
appearance of a stranger, whose mode of
en'ering waa as extraordinary as his looks
and dress. He did not knock at the
closed door he did not aeek admission
there at all ; but climbing unseen a small
bushy-topped live oak, which grew beside
the wall, be leaped without sound or warn
ing through a lofty window. He was
clothed ia buckskin, carried a long and
vary heavy rifle in hi hand, wore at the
button of hia left suspender a large bowie
knife, ani had in hia leathern belt a couple
of piatols half the length of his gun. He
was till, straight as an arrow, active as
a pinthcrin his motions, with dark com
plexion and luxuriant jetty hair, with a
severe, iron-1 ike countenance, that seemed
never to have known a smile, and eyes of
intense, vivid black, wild and rolling, and
piercing as the point of a dagger. His
strange advent inspired a thrill of involun
tary fear, and many present unconsciously
grasped the handles of their side-arms.
Who are you, that thus presumes to
intrude among gentlemen, without invita
tion 1" demanded Col. Morion, lerocioualy
essaying to cow down the stranger with
The latter returned hia stare with com
pound interest, and laid his long, bony fin
ger on hia lip, as a sign but of what, the
spectators could not imagine.
M Who are you f Speak f or I will cut
an answer out af your heart !' shouted
Morton, almost distrseted with rage by the
cool-sneering gasa of the other, who now
removed his finger frosa his lip, and laid it
on the hilt of his monstrous knife.
The fiery Colonel then drew his dagger
and was in the act of advancing upon the
stranger, when several caught him and
held him back, remonstrating.
Let him alone. Morion, for God's
sake. Do yon not perceive that he is era
xyT" At that moment, Judge Webb, a man
of shrewd intellect and courteous manners,
stepped fotward.and addressed the intruder
in a most respectful manner
My good friend, I presume you have
made a mistake in the bouse. This is a
private meeting, where none but Members
The stranger did not appear la compre
hend the words, but be could not fail'toun
derstand the mild and deprecatory manner.
His rigid features relaxeo', and moving to
a table in the centre of the hall, where
there were materials and implements lor
writing, lie seized a pen and traced one
line : 1 am deaf." He then beld it up
before the spectators, as a sort of natural
apology for his own want of politeness.
Judge Webb took the pajier, and wrote
question. "Dear sir, will you be en
obliging as to inform us what is your busi
ness with the present meeting V
The other responded by delivering a let
tcr, inscribed on the back, M To the citizens
of Austin." They broke the seal and
ead it aloud. Ii was Irom Houston, and
showed the usual teres brevity of his style :
" FelLow Cmzem J Though in error.
and deceived by the arts ol traitors, I will
give you three days more to decide whether
you will surrender tne public archives. At
the end of that lime you will please let me
know your decision. Sam. IIocbtow.
After the reading, the deaf man waited
a few seconds, as ii for reply, and then
turned aad waa about to leave the hall.
when Col. Morton interposed, and sternly
boekoned him beck to the table. The
stranger obeyed, and Morton wrote : "You
were brave enough to insult me by your
threatening looks ten minutes sgo; are
you brave enough now to give) mesatisiae-
The stranger penned hia reply : ' I am
at yottr service V .
Morton wrote again t " Who will be
your second V
Tha stranger rejoined : u I am too gen
erous to seek an advantage, and to brave
to fear any on the part of others ; there
fore, I never need the aid of a second.'
, Morton penned: "Name your terms.'
The stranger traced, without a moments
hesitation : Time, sunset this evening ;
place, the left bank of the Colorado, op
posite Austin ; weapons, rifles ; and dis
tance a hundred yards. Do not fail to be
in time !
He then'took three steps across ths
floor, end disappeared through the window
as he had entered.
" What ! eiclaimed Judge Webb, " is
it possible, Col. Morton, that you intend to
fight tha! man T He is a mute, if not a
positive maniac. Such a meeting, I fear,
will sadly tarnish the lustre of your laurels."
'You are mistaken, replied Morton,
with a ainile ; ' that mute is a hero whose
fame stands in the record of a doxn but- '
ties, and at least half as many bloody
duels. Besides.be is the favorite emissary
and bosom friend of .Houston. If I have!
the good fortune to kill him. I thiak it will !
tempt the President to retract his vow
against veaiuring any more on the field of
You know the man. then. Who is
he? Who is hef asked twenty voices
IW Smith,'' answered Morton.coolly.
'Why. no ; that ran not be. Deaf Smith
wsa slain at San Jacinto," remarked Judge
There, again.your honor is mistaken,
said Morion. "The story cf Smith's
death wss a mere fiction, got up by Hous
ton to save the life of his favorite from the
sworn vengance of certain Texans, on
whose conduct he had acted as a spy. I
lathomed the artifice twelve months since."
'If whst jou sav be true, you are
a madman jouraell !' exclaimed Webb.
14 Deaf Smith was never known to miss
his mark. He has oltcu brought down
ravens ia their most rapid flight, and
killed Camanches and Mexicans at a dia
tanceof two hundred and fitly yards!"
'Say no more," answered Col. Mor
ion, in tones of deep determination : the
thing ia already settled. 1 have already
agreed to meet him. There can be no
disgrace in falling before such a shot, and,
if I succeed, my triumph will cooler the
greater glory !
Such was the general habit of thought
and feeling prevalent throughout Texaa at
Towards evening, a vast crowd assem
bled at the place appointed to witness the
hostile meeting ; and so great was the
pnpulsr recklessness as to affairs of the
sort, that numerous and considerable sums
were wagered on the result. At length,
the red orb of the summer sun touched the
curved rim of the western horizon, Cover
ing it with crimson and gold(ad filling
the air with a flood of burning glory ; and
then the two mortal antagonists, armed
with long, ponderous rifles, took their sta
tion, back to back, and at a preconcerted
aignal the waving of a white handker
chiefwalked slowly and steadily off in
opposite directions, counting their steps
until each had measured fifty. They both
completed the number about the same in
stant, and thea they wheeled, each to aim
aad fire when he chose. As the distance
was great, both paused for some seconds
long enough for the beholders to flash
their eyes from one to the other, and mark
the striking contrast betwixt them. The
face of Col. Morton was calm and smiling,
but the smile it bore had a moat murderous
meaning. On the contrary, the counte
nance of Deaf Smith waa atern and pas
sionless as ever- A side-view of his features
might have been mistaken for a profile done
in cast-iron. The one, too, was dressed in
the richest cloth, the other in smoke-tinted
leather But ;aat made no difference in
Texas, then ; for the heirs of heroic cour
age were all considered peers the claaa
of inferiors embraced none but coward-
Presently, two rifles exploded with sim
ultaneous roars. Col. Morton gave a pro-
dicious bound upwards, and dropped to the
earth a corpse. Deaf Smith stood erect,
and immediately began to re-load his rifle;
and then, having finished his brief task,' e
hastened away into the adjacent forest.
Three days afterwards. Gen. Houston,
accompanied by Deaf Smith and ten other
men, appeared in Austin, and without fur
ther opposition removed the State Papers.
The history of the hero of the foregoing
anecdote, was one of the most extraordina
ry ever known in the West. He made
his advent in Texas at anearlv period,and
continued lo reside there until his death.
which happened some years ago ; but, al
though he had many warm personal friends,
no one could ever ascertain his birth, or a
simile ffjeam of his previous biography.
When he was questioned on tha sbject.he
laid his finger on his lip ; and if pressed
more urgently, his brow writhed, and his
dark eye seemed to shoot sparks of livid
fire ! He could write with astcnitthing
correctness and facility, considering his
situation ; and although denied the exqni
site pleasure and priceless advantages of
the sense of hesring, nslure had given him
ample compensation, by an eye quick and
far-seeing as an eagle's, and a smell been
nd incredible as that of a raven. He
could discover objects moving miles awsy
in the far oil prairie, when ethers could
perceive nothing but earth and sky ; and
the rangers used tn declare that he eould
dis'ingnish the odor of a dead carcass.
It was these qualities which fitted him so
well for a spy, in which capacity he ren
dered invaluable services to Houston's ar
my during the war ol Independence. He al
ways went alone, and generally obtained
(be information desired. His habits in pri
vate life were equally singular. He could
never be nerauaded la aleen under the roof
of a house, or even to ue a tent-cloth.
Wrapped in his blanket, he loved lo lie out
in the open a.r. under the blue canopy of
pure ether, snd count the stars, or gaze
with a yaarning look at the melancholy
moon. When not employed as a spy or
guide, he subsisted by hunting, being often
absent on solitary excursions for weeks
snd even months together in the wilder-
ness. He was a genuine son of nature, a
grown ut child of the woods and prairie,
hich he worshiped with a sort of Paean
adoration. Excluded bv his infirmities
from cordial fellowship with his kind, he
made the inanimate thing of the earth his
Iriends.and entered by the heart's own ad
option into brotherhood with the luminaries
of heaven I Wherever there was land or
weter.barren mountains.or tangled brakes,
or wild waving cane.there was Deaf Smith
home, and there he waa happy ; but in the
streets of great cities, in all the great tho
roughfares of men, wherever there was
flattery or fawning.base cunning or ciaven
fear, there was Desf Smith an alien and
Strange soul I he hath departed on the
long journey, away among those high
bright stars which were his night lamps ;
and he hath either solved or ceased to pon
der the deep mystery of the magic word.
life. He i dead ; therefore let his er
rors reel in oblivion, and his virtues re
membered with hope. f Maj. Noah.
Prqjadlce and Principle. .
What we most deprecate in poiitca is
the system of man worahip so common
among the toadies aad hangers-on who
have no opinions of their own. They do
nt look to the etevatioo and progression of
a principle, but, with them, everything is
personal predilection for men. They
vote according to their passions and pre
judices, and can not be brought to look
upon candidates aa the exponents and em
bodiments of princip'es. They can not
view a candnlve as the representative of
certain political idias.
This servile man-worship may be wor
thy of those who live under a monarchical
government, but it does not become repub
lican Ami-iic. The great distinguishing
characteristic of a Democratic government
is that its people should think for them
selves. A republic in which a roajoiity
of the citizens will not take the trouble to
form correct opinions, can only continue
to exist by accident, and that man who
merely votes from personal preference
without regard to principle or to the fitness
of a candidate, is not only a dangerous
citizen, but in fact a libel upon our repub
Democracy has a higher and a holier
aim than to work for any one individual
alone. Jt looks to the welfare of the whole
coontrv. and to the success and triumph
of jsoirrect political principles. Its object
is'-iheve selfishness and sycophancy. A
fr&otf democrat cares first for the success
of his political faith, and looks to the ele
vation of men in his party only as a means
of good, and not as the end of political or-
eanization. As to wnom snail oe tne can
didates of his party be cares not, so that
they be good men and true. Bloomsburg
Cmxutb of Texas Talk or the cli
maie of Texas being Italian! Why,
there's not fallen the first snow-flake in
Middle and Western Texas for many
years, excepting upon the hilly country
along the Bio Grande. During our win
ter just passed, sugar cane ha not frosted,
fresh vegetables have continued abundant,
flower gardens have never donned their
floral vestments, nor has the song of Bul
hul ceased in oor groves. Houston Ad
Shaking- against long prayers, filder
Knapp savs i - When Peter wss endear
oring to Walk upon the water lo meet hia
Master, and was about smbing-. had his
supplication been long aa the taf&sVfcftioo
to one of our prayers, before' fee fsef half
through, he would have) fce 3? feet
linear be "
I weakf be strong
Strong in the majesty of mental power,
8ieadlat alike when temieela 'round me lower
Or flatterere 'roaud me throng.
I would I e brave !
Brave in the feerleaa might of Iraihful thought.
To buret the chain around lb fettered wrought,
Aud free the injured slave.
I would he free!
Free a the etreamlet from the mountain guthing.
Fie a the eagle thro' the wide heaven making.
And tee my brother free.
I would be wise t
Wiae in the knowledge af my soul snd heart.
sujdying in natur.' book s freeman's pait.
j Head wits a tteemsu s .
t woad be firm!
firm in the utterance of heart-felt thought.
.Neither by amiiea cajoled nor interest bought.
Iu duty'e aervice erero.
I would be true I
True to my eoneeienee -true to nature' law.
And true lo tarred freedom's gloriou eauae
Through all life's change true.
! I would be treat !
i Not in the estimation of the crowd.
Who prise alone rank'e tinsel-colored cloud.
eiiwg man true eaia.a ;
! BMeJ on good drt(1, wroogh, ,m for lh jaM
! And tbua would leave to time in hopeful iruai
A pure, unspotted name.
The Hull for New Counties.
In the House of K'pres ntiitives at Har-
rishurn. a few davs since, the wild, extra
j vauant demands lor new counties, was hii
joff with decided eftVct. in a petition which
i was gravely presented and read as follows:
L"to Emporium, April 4, 1850
lTo L,he 8en",. 'dJ 'I00" ?f P'enuiivw of
Pennsylvania, ia General Aieembly met
The memorial of a large and enthusias
tic meeting, (consisting of more than a do-
Ben, and comprising about all interested,)
would try to make your Honor beliuve,
that they labor under terrible inconveni
ence for want of a Cocxt House in their
immediate neighborhood, and therefore re
quest you to make a new county seal at
lleaf-fo-fjrVett.in the county of Love-Late;
comprising enough of the adjacent counties
to suit our views. There are weighty rea
sons why this petition should be granted
1st. We want to dispose of all unsold
town lots, and lo make those already sold
more valuable. Jd. There are many dis-
apiminted patriots here, dying with zeal to
serve their country, who have not yet re
alised the fruits of their honorable ambi
tion, and would just fiil the chair of asso
ciate Judges, to say nothing of the other
nice little county offices. 31 The farms
adjoining, on most ol which we have mort
gages, would be more valuab'e. 4th. This
is just about the centre of all the country
'round about, and all the roads come in
here and end here. Sib. A line drawn of
a radius often miles all around our Bor
ough, with oog pole, in any direction,
would make one of the nicest little counties
in the world ; snd although it might disfig
ure the other counties, yet the legal maxim
is, Uto everyo mono taktum tareum ofum
himitlfo, as John Dunkey said when he
danced among the chickens, and besides,
public opinion leans this way, and dt gut-
tibat turn tit rfiseuanrfiirn "'there is
no disputing against thundergusts." 0th.
Some of us have now 15 or 20 miles to go
to Court, and if our county-seat was made.
wn should have lo go but a few rods ; and
in our republican country. Courts of Jus
tice should be as hsody aa 8chool-houses.
in order to have harmony among neigh
bors, and everything "sued up to the law,"
or else our fore-fathers of Plymouth rock.
Communipaw, and all along shore, have
(ought and bled in vain from Palo Alto te
California. The name of ou r borough we
wish changed to Grabatt& the county to
be named Hunibugiana- 7th. But should
all these reasons prove insufficient to move
majority of. the delegated wisdom of
Pennsylvania, we respectfully ask jour!
Honors lo create a Locomotive Judiciary,
consisting of a Gutta Percba Building on
Gum Klastic wbeela, which shall go about
irom week to week (after the fashion of the
Pie Poudrie" in England,) wherever they
want a new Court House, and thus, and
then, and there remedy the crying evil ol
not having atCourt House on every farm.
And if you wiH, in your vast kindness and
undoubted witdom, only grant this modest
and honest petition, we shall think you a
very clever set of Legislators ; and on all
those who have to come to Court we will
ever P-r-e t, ec.
G. Wash'n Fitzmaurice Wideawake,
Mumbleton Blackstone, Est).'.
Lazybones X Hatetowork,
Geo. Bobadil Blow,
V. N. X. Ridelittle, M- D-, .
Wn X Waitforgoodtimes,
David Dupe, Jr.
The "march of frneHeei has become a
double auicl'slef, and babes are made tn
5lf' wWHww IwV
The following neat hit at the alavery
question, a discussed at the present time,
i from that queer critter," Peeping Tom,
of the Boetoa Courier.
IIcix. Feb. 4. 1850.
Sib "Nothing so true as what you on"e
let fall.' Nobody knows what the Hullo
nians will do next. One would think thev
might dig their clams,ind be quiet ; but no,
they are in a mighty squabble again, and
all about selling black-fish at the West
You mi st know, that Pster Smink, of
South Cove.is a great dealer in black-fuh.
which he is not content to hook and eat on
hia own premises, but want everybody
else to eat likewise. Now it happens that
the greater part of Hullonians never eat
black-fish, snd can not evea abide the
smell of them ; but, to keep Peter quiet,
thsy made a compromise with him, sonv
time ago, to the effect that if he would
keep himself to himself, he might eat his
b'.ack-fUh and be buttered. Nutwi'hstan
ding this, Peter now claps a new kiak on
his table, and insists on the right to trundle
a whole wheel-barrow load of black-fish
into the West End, right under the noses
of cleanly people, without so much as sa
ing, "Snuff by your leave, tschah !" Is not
The Hullonians ate not disposed to see
the West End put under a black-fish dis
(ienva ion, and insist that Peter shall obey
the laws. But Peter sas that oSeying the
law does not agree with his constitution ;
it is his misfortune, he says, not his fault
and as long as everybody else obevs the
law, it ts a great pity that he ran not be
ai'owed in do as he pleases- Besides, he
afSi ms that black-fish were n-.aiie for a
the world, and he was made to cat.:h and
sell them. He proves all this out of scrip
iure, in addition to an incontrovertible ar
gument drawn from the flatness of their
heads, and the astonishing wideness ol
their gills. Peter's logic, however, has al
ways been regarded by the philosophers of
Hull a a very 'peculiar institution.
The West End blaek-fiehquestioo is now
the reigning topic. Hullonians stand upon
law, and appeal to the city charter, which
declares that the corpora'ion shall make
"all needful rules ni regulations for ihc
government of the West End : this sure.
ly implir the power to prohibit the selling
of black fih in those parts.as well as horn
pout and unappintf-tur'l Peter on the
other hand stands on what he rails the "all
fired and ever-smoking volcanic dignity nt
ibe South Cove mud pudde." He h-is
sworn a solemn oath upon the point of his
fish-hook, that unless he is ajlowed to iruo
die his wheelbarrow into everybody's back
yard, he will hold a convention and move
out of Hull. What he wiU do when be is
out, and his mother knows it, is a question
that has puzzled many people, but which
Peter never seems lo have thought of. All
he can do will be to sit on a raft and cool
his toes with salt water. It is conjectured
that in this condition he will be likely to ge
a bite or two from the black-fish that will
tickle hi extremities in a "peculiar man-
We have read ao panegyric upon the
subject of Roast Pig, which transcends the
following. It is a delicate but highly
impassioned tribute, and may be said liter
ally to "go the whole hog" for that dainty
"0 pie ! (or rather little perl, enee jig,)
a.kinz fo daintily apoa the table.
Making earh icawr long that be were aMa
To eat tora, everv limb, both Maail aad tug :
o more hi eowtakiBe; fl;ht, or gruntinc jig.
Thou nma .bout the atraw-jard. itjr, or (table,
or b.imp'-t Hiv little ae amio9t uV gable,
Kor eork't thy ei4e, a judge without a wig 1
All other vianda which 1 ever ew
S. rrt-d up in eilve.. -rocfc'ry-wara, or tin.
Whether boiled, martin., baked, ttewi-d, fried, ee raw .
Compari-d with thee, aro worthleee aa a pin.
Swwt. Onliooue swat! Crackling without a flaw-
what, ao: a SAiw and lorai araa. Bgia-
F at fc Ancsciib.it. lu Pittsburg, en
Sunday morning, 14th ultimo, a little girl
seven or eight years of age, died from the
effects of over exertion in skipping the rope.
On Thursday last n spirit of emulation
srose between her and her playmates as to
which eould jump the greatest number nf
times consecutively, and by extraordinary
exertion she was enabled to accomplish
three hundred and fifty, but her life has
proved the for'eit.
The Cholera at New Oblbans.
fhe genuine Asiatic cholera is at New
Orleans, in what would be Considered in
this portion of the world, a most violent
form. The report of interments for the
week ending March 23, shows a total of
which number no less than 149 died ol
Who cam Bcat This f Mr. George
German, Sr.. of East Lampeter township.
Lancaster county, sged 17 years, we have
learned from good authority, last week,
ploughed six acres of corn-stubble ground
in two and one-foulh days. This,
certainly, will be bard to beat by any man
of hht ate.- Press.
Mankind crucify their Saviors, and glo
rify theii destroyers. Millioas who scoff
at the meek and lowly Jesus, adore the
wiemory of Napoleon Bonaparte.
A Sodel Walter.
A contemporary tell the following rich
anecdote of a waiter at oae of tne New
fork Hotels i newly arrived Hibernian
who was pressed into service one day
n a hurry, lo supply the place of a more
expert one, who had been buddeoly taken
"Now, Barney, says mine hos, "mind
you serve every man with soup anyhow.
B dad I'll do that same," said the a'ert
Birney. Soup came on the start, and Btr
ney.'efler helping all but one guest, earn
upon the last ooe. "Sjup, sir f said
Barney. "No soup for me, said the gent.
"But you must have it,' said Barney.
is the rules of the house." "Clear, out,"
exclaimed the guest, highly exasperated,
"when I doa't want soup, I won't eat it
set along with you.' "Well.' said Bar
ney, with solemnity, "all lean say ia jest
ibis, it's the regulation of the house, and
divit the dnp eff yt'U git till ye Jtu
the t 'Up .'" The traveler gave in, ani
the soup was gobbled.
TtACanas. Dr. Cbanumg has justly
The present poor remuneration of in
structors is a dark omen, and the only real
obstacle which the cause of education has
of contend wish. We need for our school
gifted men and women, worthy, by intelli
gence and their moral power, lo be euros,
ted to a nation a youth ; and to grain these
we muat pay them liberally, a well as af
ford other pro!s of the consideration in
which we hold ihem. In the present slate
of the country, when so many paths of '
wealth snd promotion ere opened, superior
men can not be won loan office ao respond
si Me aud laborious as that of teaching., with
out stronger inducements than are now of.'
tered. except ia some of our large cnies.
The office of instructor ought to rank and
be recompensed as one of the most honor
able in society."
Not Bad The Georgia Legislature
htvmn jusi enacted an anti-dog law, at
Southern paper chronicles the following
good one i
A gentleman traveling along was furi
ously attacked by some half dosya dogs.
nd seemed in danger of being torn lo pie
ce ; but it happening to occur to him that
as he waa travelmg from the direction of
Miiledevtlle, be might be mistaken for
member ol the Legislature, he pulled off
tiis hat, ani w I grew: earnestness assured
them that he was not Cl. Siacktord. nor
evau a member of ihe Leisl ilaro ; where
upon, with one a. -cord th-y dropped ibeir
bast lew. ahed a thousand pardooa by their
UMks,andaiMakedotf as if fehaibed ofibt-ir
.$1,050,000 lott to lowt,
Such in the doleful head of an account
of ihe California mama, in the Iowa Cue
r ... '
Reporter, wnuh proceeds thus: "The
emigre'ioa from Iowa will reach 1000.
We estimate the properly and money
which each emigraat will take out o'" tha
Slate wild him. at an a vera nf llM)
. p . v---".
The actual average cost of outfit will not
probably excetd tMtl. but every man
takes more or less money for eunliniren
eiee. If lire sbove estimate be correct, the
State lwes ff 1 ,090 000 by the California
TarrH. Wh.j knows not that truth is
strong, next the Almighty needs no poli-
y. no stratagems, no licensing, to mtke
her victorious ? Though all the wiods of
doctrine are let loose to play upon earth,
so truih be ia tha field, we injure her to
misdoubt her strength ! Let Truth aad
Faleehnod grapple : who-eeer knew Truth
put lo the worst, in a free and open en
counter fM. lion.
IIookkd. The origin of the term " by
hook or by crook" is found in an old Eng
lish law which states that person enthltd
to fuel from the King Tmesis were only
authorized lo take it of the dead wood or
alien branches of trees, with a carl, a
hook and a crook."
The itfh is prevailing amonj the peopfs
on the eastern shore of Mary hud.
They are in a melancholy situation, for
such incessant scratching as is necessary
in order to net a living in that region, wiH
not admit of a "division of labor."
A little boy who had many lively dreams
said lo his mother the other mormBs',''.'W.
a there no way that people can find o-jt n
p the thing when they wike.that ;rey
Jream they have when they ara asleep !"
A hundred dollars used to be charged
for passage between Cincinnati and New'
Orh-ane: now, twelve dollar are alwa
When once Infidelity persuades men they
shall die like beauts, they will soon come lo
live like besets also.
. Discontentment is a sin that w its owa
punishment, and make men torment them-
M'jsquitoes and Ran are supposed to fa
anuleof bark biter sad s'sederaw