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England usad tize Uzaited States.
Mr. Walsh. in his Paris letter of
the 2d ultimo, to the New York
Journal of Commerce, expresses his
vgratification- and the genaral gratifi
cation felt by Americans abroad by
the appointment of Mr. Buchanan as
Minister to England. He then writes
as follows on another topic
I used to distrust the British Go.
vernment and people, and thought
that it was with them the United
States would ultimately have to en
gage in a strife mortal to one or the
other. My present impressions are
widely different. Dispositions and
views are not the same in Great
B3ritian. The nniversal sense of a
vast enlargement and irresistible ad
vances -of American Power; the in.
definite extension and muhiplication
of mutual interests; the more fre
-quent, various and intimate personal
intercourse; the religious, literary
scientific intercommunion; the effects
and facilities of steam navigation;
American importance with the world
at large; the new sympathies and
ties resulting from the prodigious
emigration, and the progress of the
democratic element spirit, influence
and tendencies in the British political
and social system--these and other
salient changes have begotten gener
al good will, a rule of conciliation, a
neral earnestness for the perpetui
ty of relations and feelings such as
become cognate races and institu
tions, and a common acknowledgmeut
of the precepts and ende of Christiani
ty. We may subjoin the agency of
a succession of Ministers Plenipoten
tiary like Mr. McLane, Mr. Rush,
Mr. Everett, Mr. Ingersoll, who
could ingratiate themselves and their
country:.with all parties and classes,.
andby their specific individual mer
its, the singleness and rectitude of
their official conduct, and the cordi
ality of their amicable professions and
urbane manners. Mr. Buchanan
being of the same school of gentlemen
and diplonatists, with a liberal and
expansive patriotism, will render
similar and equal service. Mr. Ever
ett, in his very able and comprehen
sive survey, before the Senate, of the
central American question. as the
Nicaragua dispute may be styled,
has continued his salutary work by
his direct testimony to the " cardi
nal principle of the policy of the Bri
tish Government-a mutually bene
. fcial, peaceful intercourse with the
United States," and to the fact that
there is not a country in Europe
wvhere the name and character of an
American citizen is not a direct pass
port to every good office that a stran
ger can desire, and nowhere more
than in England."
Illteracy iii England.
The tbllowing statement of the ex
traordinary degree of ignorance pre
.vadingih England is made in Dicken's
A.Household Words." It is observed
that it might wvell challenge belief
were it not founded on oflicial and au
thentic sources :
it is calculated that there are in
~gland and WVales 6,000,000 per
'ed~na who can neither read nor write
.that is to say, about one-third of the
population includinmg of course inthrnts;
but of all the children between five and
f'ourt~een, more thanm one half attend no
place of public instr uction. These
statements--compiled by Mr. K~ay
from official and other authentic
sources for his work on ',he social con
4lition and education of the poor in
Enigland and Europe-would be hard
ito believe if we had not to encounter in
pur every-day life degrrees of illiteracv
which would be startling if we wer~e
plot thoroughly used to it. W herever
we turn, ignorance, not always allied
to poverty, stares us ini the face. If
we look at the Gazet te at the list of
partnerships dissolved, not a mnonth
passes but some unhappy man, rollinug
p erha'ps im wealth, but wvallowinmg in
ignorance, is put, to the ex5perimntumh
jgrusis of' 'his mark.'
Tfhe number- of petty jurors, in rural
glistricts especially, who can only sign
with a cross is enormous. It is not
pumusuail to see parish documents of
great local imp jortan~ce defaced with the
same humiliating symrbol by persons
wshose oflice not, only shows them to
be 'meni of'mark,' but meon ofrsubstnce.
We haive printed already specimens of
tn. he partial igniorantce which passes un
~&der the pt'n of' the post ufflce authori
ties, and rmay venture to assert that
-suc-h sp'eicimns of pen; mmanship anmd (,r
Lergraphy amre not, to be rmatched in
~myv other ',om)ItIry in Eu rope, A
he common sense of the (mercantile
ommunity of England seems to
ave returned to it, whilst the nobili.
y of England, who boast of their
sshionable impassibility to human pas.
ions, should have so suddenly burst in.
o unwonted enthusiasm!
My I ord! History has been defined
Philosophy teaching by example."
Vill it be too great a stretch of the
imagination, to suppose that the fol
owing suggestions bear somewhat
pon the conduct of yourself and the
xelusive aristocracy of which you are
Ancient feudality has its best exist
ng representative in the English aris
ocracy. That of the Continent has
Iallen before the policy of the Kings
who used the guilds and free cities, the
acuierie and the freo bands to
:stablish despotism. IHave not you,
in the corn law league and reforim par
ics. seen the revival of the war of the
,ommons against privileges, and by
triking at American slavery, made
stab on the part of the land-owiners
md nobles of England, against the
'ery vitality of the powers of the com
iiercial and manufacturing class of
rour own countrymen! Would you,
s an owner of vast estates, be able to
merceive any evil in the downfall of
L class. whose not ions or right led them
.0 curtail the privileges of' your
lebility, and to destroy that. mn. ipoly
n agricultural produce which they
low enjoy? Is not your far seeing and
wowerfil body using popular folly to
urge chains for the white, out of its
nistaken sympathy for the black race'!
A CHAPTER ON HOUsE-KEEPIN.-I
inver could see the reason why our
anart house-keepers must, of necessi
*y, be Xantippes.-l often had the
iiisfortune to be domesticated during
he summer months vith one of
I should like to have seen the ad.
rentu-rjus -spiddr 'ha6 woujld- have
hared to ply his cunning trade in Mrs.
Carrot's premises! Nobody was al
owed to sleep after daylight bu.
cath her roof. Even her old rooster
!rowed an hour earlier than the rest of
he neighbors.-Go al.ead' was writ
cn on every broomstick about
She gave her husband his breakfast,
'uttonied him up in his oveicoat, and
Aut himl out of tile front door with
.is litee towards the store, in less time
.ian I have taken to tell it. Then
she snatched Up the six littl Carrots,
Old scrubs their fhces up and down,
ivithout regard to feelings or puignoses,
ill they shine like a row of milk pans.
'Clear the track' was her motto on
Kashing and ironing days. She iev.
!r drew a long breath till the wash
u.s were turned bottom upwards a
ain, aid every at icle of wearing
ipparel sprinkled, folded, ironed, and
-eplaced on the backs -of their Ie.
Ipective owners. It gave inc a stitch in
the side to look at, her.
As to her 'eleaning days,' I nev.
:r had the courage to witness one. I
ised to lie under an apple tree in the
)rehard till she was through. A
whole platoon of soldiers would not.
iave frightened ine so much as that
virage and her rnop.
You should have seen her in her
;lory on her 'baking days,' her sleeves
-olled up to her armopits, anid a
ong check apron, swathed around her
solster-lil~e figure, the great ovens glo
wring, lazinig and sparkling, in a man
icr ver'y suggestive to a lazy sinner
ike myself. Th'e interninable row of'
;reased pie plates, the pans of'Rough
mdir ady. gingerbread and pots~ of
: orss anoeas ini aii edifyinig state of
1roresin;an the iiimense emi
ryo loaves of brown and wrheat
arcad. To the innocent inquiry,
rhether she thoiught the latter wrould
rise,' she set her shinning arms akim
>o, marched up within kis'sinig dik
amee of my fhee, cocked her head
ne side and asked 'If I thought, she
oaked like a womlen to' be trifled with
vy a loaf of bread' TJhe way I settled
lownt in my slippers without, a re.
ly probably conlviniced her that I
vas no longer skeptical on that point.
Saturday evening was employed in
vinding up everything that was uin
round in the house; the old enitry
:1ook inchluded. Fromi t hat time til
\Ionday mnornling, she devoted to her
mnsband and her Sabbathical exer
:ises. All I have to say is, it
s hoped that she carried somec of the
ervor of her peculiar emiploy mernts in
,o those haleyen hours.
S-rATUE -rO WEsTsa.-The corn
nittee appointed to collect funds for
statue to Daniel Webster have re
olved upon a statue of bronze, to
>C executed by Hliram Powers, and to
>e placed in State street, in front of
he old State House. The money al
eindy subscribed is sufhicient for
tlo obser-.-n .. .m:tc hosn da...-_
THE PEDLAR'S BARGAN.- One
day a tin pedlar, with an - ,~.rtment
of nick-nacks, arrived at a-viallge in
Maine, called at one of the houses to
sell his wares. After disposing of a
few articles to the lady of the house,
who seemed to live in the liidat of
children, she declared her. inability
to buy more for the want of money.
'But mai-m, ain't you any rags?'
'None to sell, sir.'
'Well,' said he, 'you seem-to have
plenty of children. WillIyou sell
me one for tin ware?'
'What will you give, sifti
'Ten dollars for one of them.'
'In good tin ware?' " .
'0, yes, marm, the bra".
'W ell, air, it is a bargair *
She then handed one of- thb ur
chins to the pedler, who, surprised
that the offer was accepted,ieyeton
vinced that the mother w6eld not
part with her .oy. pladed hini in the
cart, and supplied the wonqn 'ivith
tins, until the sum of ten dollars wals
The man felt certain that' the
mother would rather raise the -mo
ney than part with her childiiated
himself by the side of the .o r; wiho
was much pleased with tiidea of
having a ride. The pedlke his
eyes on the house, expectuig to.. see
the woman hasten to rede.'the-lit
tle one, and rode off at a ' V*:,pace.
After proceeding same di tsee, he
began to repeat of bia ba 'in, and
The woman had just -finialied. orna
menting her dresser with? te -tin,
when the pedlar returned <'
'Well, I think the boy so iall.
I guess you had better hke-'lhim
back again, and let me e the
'No sir, the bargain- wa r! and,
you shall htkept to it.Y ~ 00s.
off as sobn as you pIlen * -
Surprised at this
'Why, marm, how can you think
of parting with your boy so young to
an utter stranger?'
'Oh, sir, we would like to sell off
all our town paupers for ten dollars
The boy was dropped at the door;
the whip cracked, the tin rattled, and
the pedlar measured the ground rap
idly, and he never after forgot his
pauper specuiation.- N. Y. Rfevillc.
SINGULAR CAsE Ok IN!TIN'rC IN A
lOa8E.--We do not remueimber ever
to have heard of a more remarkable
exhibition of uniqui iitelligeice than
waS COmlluicated to us a few days
since by Mr-. A len, of this place. The
circuistanees, as they were related to
us. are as follows: Mr. Allein has had
for a consider.tble tiume a span of
sprightly little horses that, he has nev
er separated. Il the stable, in the
field, in the harness, they have always
been together.' This hiu caused a
strong attachmnent to grow i) letween
them. A few days ago he went with
them out to &Lake Minnetouk, on a
fishing exeursion. Taking them out
of the carriage, he led theni dowii to
the lake, and tied tlwan with stout
ropes, sevetal rods apart, on a strip af
grass that grew upion the shore, and
left thiem to feed. Returning to the
shantee, he threw hiiai.self upon the
fl'ir to await tihe return of the party
who had repaired to thc lake to fish.
Not, much time hand elapsed beib're
the soiund of an approaching ho rse'
feet, at-tracted is attenition,, anid a JiO.
ment allerci one of his span appeared at
the door. 'The animal put, his head
in, and giv~ing one nieigh, a suued at a
slow gallop, yet uander evidenat excite
menit, to the spot where but a few mo
mentas before he and his' companiioni
h ad t~een seemingly safely Lastned.
Surp~rised to find his horse loese, aind
struck w ithi his singular conduct, Mr.
A. innniediately 1'ollowed, and foundl
the other- lying in the wvater entangled
im the rope, ad stiuggling to keep his
head from~f being submerged.
While Mr. A. proaceded to disein
gage thme unfortunate horse, his noble
benefhetor stood by manifesting the
utmost solicitude and sympathy, and
when his mate was extr'acte~d fromt his
si tum.tion1 and again upon his fieet on
terra firmia, the generous creature -ex
hibitedl the most unquestionmable signs
o satisfation and joy. That, this in.
telligent aimal should have noticed
the mistort-une of his mate that he
should know where to apply for r-es
cue, aind ini his efforts should sundler a
three fiurths of an iinc-h rope, and fin
ally that, he should exhibit so high an
appr eciationi of the event., are circum
.stal.ces to astonish us, and connnend
theumselves to the thoughtful consider
utioni of thoso who would limit the
piower of reasoning to the 'genuis ho
mo. '--St. Authony's Express..
UisE OF RCiem-s.-TfO provide for
oneo's own. househol:1 is t ha ae dty
to discover hieroglyphics which rend:r
them so ninny arithmetical puzzles.- c
In short, the practical evider-es of the li
low ebb to which the plainest rudi- t
ments of education in this country has f
fallen are too common to bear repeti. 1
tion. We cannot pass through the t
streets, we cannot enter a place of
public assembly, or ramble in the fields
without the gloomy shadow of ignor
ance sweeping over us. The rural I
population is indeed in a worse plight
than the other classes.
SINGULAR RACE OF HUMAN BE- t
INas.-There are now in London two
very singular human beings, of a
race which has hitherto been very
little known to the civilized world.
The came from South Africa, where
they are called Earthmen. They
are totally distinct from all other
known African races -as much so as
if they had dropped upon this earth <
from another planet. They are di
ininutive in size-mere pigmies---and L
unacquainted even with the art of
building huts. They shelter them
selves in eaves and crevices of the
earth; when these are-wanting, they
make artificial scoopings on the sur
face, which they line with leaves and
cover with branches. The Hotten
tots and Bushmen are the avowed
enemies of the Earthmen, argl when i
they wect them will 8hnot them down I
like vermin. The poot, little de- I
fenecles-s Earthmen have no refuge
but in holes, trees, or thickets, and the
tribe is fast verging to extinction.
They are a poor, weak people-one
of Nature-s freaks-and destined not
to perpetuate their race. Few colo- ,
nists have seen them; and although t
it is known that a few still linger in i
the mountains, they are rapidly dy- i
ing away, and will soon become a
tradition of an elfish afrite race of old.
The two individuals above men
tioned were carried toEngland froni
the Cape of Good [Hope two or three
years ago.and have now becoome do
mesticated in an English family. The
Morning Chronicle, from which we
take these particulars, describes these i
little Earthmen as a boy and a girl- 1
the former fourteen and the latter
sixteen years of age-and 'complete
little fairies' in -appearance. The
boy is three feet and a half inches in
height, the girls a trifle taller. Their
skin is of the brightest and most
transparent bronze and as smooth
and polished as marble. In form the
little creatures are. perfect-their d-e- 1
lic .teo limbs standing out in the most
graceful siymmetry, and cvery moLion
instinct with the untaught case of na
ture. The faces, although decidedly
African in feature, are full of sweet
ness and good humor, with an ex
pression of archness a:id intelligence.
They are named Martinis and
Flora. In their savage state tl.ey
feed on locusts, ant-eggs, and such
small game as they could tr.ke. Until
they were carried to England they
had no idea of God or any supreme
power. At present they have been
taught some of the customs of civ;l
ized life, and are able to speak little
English words, to sing little popular
airs, and-the firsat of Earthenmen
--to play little airs on a piano.
Few signs arec more interesting to
a thiniking person than that of the
last of a race of human beings on the1
point of being blotted out fromn the
face of the earth. T1he individuals
ini question seem to constitute one of
the most anomolous forms of our spe
cies that have ever yet been bgpught
to the notice of the naturalist or the
ethnologist. It is to be hoped that
further light will be thrown on their
history by scientific researches.
From the Chainleston Conarier. 1
To tihe Earl of CaIisle.
My Lord: H er-etofore it hats been
deemed a suuffer-ed explanation of the
interest England takes in Amrericoan
slavery, to utter the words "commuuer
cial jealously." It, was easy to underc
stand that, the Northern mnnwifcturecrs,
through the ar~ceney of an almost pro
hibitory tarill, had touchled the poc-k
et, nerve 01 our former- step-mother;
but, that she should be- willing to en
danger- the produection of a crop, upon
which thre welfare ol heri nmuluieturer-s
andl of ncarly two millions of her peo
ple depended, seemed incomprehenisi
blo. Phuilanthuropy was first thought to
alfor-d the solutionr-thena, that ani
enlightened perception of her- own
interests had led to the coueiision that
slaves consumed less thana fi-cemen.I
llut thre experience of the We~st In
dia Emnancipation satislied us, that we
were yet on the right tr-ack. L ikei
hroiunds thrown fi-om thei trail, we bave,
of every man. But, there are sone
who accumulate li.utl-eds tf thou.
sinds, and stitl it would seem as it
their own household was not yet
provided fir--so eage.r ate they to
get m. re. Now and then. however,
there are some brght spots to re
lieve this desert waste of selfishtess.
One of the most notiecable acts of
liberality which wet have been seen late.
ly, was exhibited in the i'aptist Mis
sionary Convention which recently as.
seibled at Albany. Among the dele.
gates present was a venerable gen.
tieman by the name of Thomas, ..n
old sea captain, who had grown weal.
thy in the India trade. He first mani
fasted his liberality by offering the
use of his sons' ships for any mission.
ary work to China, California, &c. He
then, oilered to m',eet a certain expen
diture, set down $100 each foi his eight
sons and sons.in.law. But, as this was
not enough, when doubts were ex
pressed whether $160,000 could be
raised for missions the present year, he
pledged himself to make up, out of
his own purse, whatever was deficient.
A Psavsta ANIMAL SUBDUED.-A
late article on Kicking Cows, in the
Aibany Cultivator has reminded me of
a story that was told nearly fifty years
ago, by a worthy Eniglishinan, with
whon I was intimate. An itinerant was
at a nobleman's to exhibit feats of
horsemanship, aid they had collected
froi far and near, arnong whom was
my frien-i. When the man had done
with his ow i horst ihe turned and
said, "Now, i;y lord, I am willing to
ride any horse of yours int lhe sarme
ianner." Ilavng one reiraikably
stubLorti, the nioby.cimnan, 10 have som'e
sport, told a groomiI to bring her
(out. , The stran;ger then deliberately
mounted and titged her to move, but
tsot one step wvi,".d she stir. After ia i
pause he quietly dIa.1nmunted, ga;ve her
one severe strokeu with his whip, and
again resuied hip scatin the saddle
teman presrvo s emper an
quietly got down a second time
repeating the biow, but with no bet
ter success. A fter the third stroke, how
ever, she was completely subd.ed,
and nioved forward with perfect obedi.
It now became evident that the
design of th- horseman was, to give
the animal t ine to a soeiate the idea od
her disobedience with the stroke that
followed. When this was established
she was willing to move.
On the reverse, if a shower of
blow:; had dealt out, as thousands of
horsiliemi would have done, the
lanre would have had no time to
reflect, and bc-th %!e and2 her rider
rouse.-d into fury. With goud temper
a great saving might be made in the
article of M hips.
'OLn K.rrucn.'-A Kentukinn
at the battle ci New Orleans, who
disdaining te r.-straint of a sol.lier's
lfe, when his na''e is upon the inns
ter roll, preferred 'goin-:' it alone,'
flighting upon his own b1ook. While
the battle was raging fiercest, and
the shot was flyig thick as hail, car
:ying death wherever they fell, -Ken
tuck' might have been seen stationed
uinder a tall maple, loading and fir
ing his rifle, as perfectly uneotncern.
ed, as though he was 'pinkin deer.'
Every time he brought his rifle to his
shoulder a recd coat bit the dust.
At last lhe happened to attract the
attention of 'Old hickory.' whio sup,.
posed he had become separated from
his company, and rode up to him to
bring him behind the redoubts, as lhe
was in a position that exposed his
person to the fire of the enemy.
'Hlallo! my miau, what regiment do
you belong to?' said the General.
'Regmienit lh-li I' answered Ken.
tuck, 'hold on, yender's another of
o'm!' and brininmg his shooting iron
to his shoulder, lie ran his eye along
the barrel--a flash followed; an'othme
Englishman came tnmbling to the
'Whose company do you belong
to?' again eniquired the General.
'Company the d---W' was the re
ply of Kentuck, as he busied himself
reladig,'enthat ar' feller with
Jist watch me perforate him!'
The General gazed in the direc
tion indicated by his rifle, and ob
scrved a R'-tish Colonel riding up
and dowvn the advancing columns of
the foe. Kentuck pulled trigger,
and the gallant Blriton followed his
companions tha' his Kentucky foe
had laid lowv in 'leath that day.
'Ihurrah foy~ old E entuck!? shouted
the free fighter, as his victim came
toppling off his horse-, then turning to
the General, he cntinued 'I'm fight
img on my own hook, stranger!' and
he leisurely oceoded to reioa.
Tiu FACE OF A IIAN UPON TIHE TOP
OF BIG IEAD.-In the city of New
York, where rents are so ruinously
high, and competition is so ceaselessly
active and energetic, almost every
method that it is impossible for human
ingenuity td' invent, is resorted to, for
the purpose of obtaining customers,
extending trade or making "more mo
ney." Of all these methods, one of
the most extraordinary and at the same
time simple, if not effective in its way,
is that by which the daguerreotype
process is made to play ano'veland con
spicuous part. It seems that some one
of the enterprising hatters in that me
tropolis, has a daguerrian gallery con
nected with his salesroom or manufac
tory, expressly fitted up and devoted
for the accommodation and benefit of
his own customers. On purchasing a
covering for your caput in this store,
you are furnhished with a daguerreotype
of your countenance-the image
large or small-being firmly affixed to
the lining upon the iside of the crown
of the new beaver, so that whoever
wears a hat thus garnished, is sure to
have the likeness o is own face upon
the top of his own lead !
A novel funeral occurred in New
York a lw days ago, according to the
Tribune. The dee-ascd was Calvin
R1. Brown, who was the husband of
Mrs. Fish, so extremely lamous as the
inventor of the 'liochester Krtockings.'
The services were commenced by
prayer a~td reading the scriptures, and
the Rev. S. B. Brittan, who is known
as a writer on "Spiritual Manifesta
tions," followed with an address. We
quote the Tribune's account of the re
maining exe-rcises:-"At various points
in his -address, there were rapjpings,
sometimes apparently on the bottom of
the coffin and at others on the floor.
as if in respbnse to the sentiments ut,
tereti. 'IJhe rappoings were loud enough
to-be distinctly heard in every part of
the room, but th elieted no remark
come from the dcceacd hsince his en
trance into the spirit world, through
a medium who was not present, and
a;-parently intended for those assem
bled. While it was being read, the
rappings were very distinctly heard.
At the close of the address, several
friends sung the piece "Come ye dis
consolate," after which Rev. Mr. Den
ning made a few remarks during which
the rappings weie heard more distinct.
ly than before."
CnEan1Es.-Cherries without stones
have been produced in France, by the
following method:--in the Spring, be
fore the circulation of the sap, a young
seedling cherry tree is split from
the upper extrernity down' to the
fork of its roots; then, by means of
a piece of wood in form of a spatula,
the pith is caretlilly removed from
the tree, in such a manner as to
avoid any excoriation, or other
injury; a knife is used only f r
cominmencitig the split. Afterwards, the
two sections are brought together,
ata tied with woolen, care being tak
en to close hermetically with-clay, the
whole length of the cleft. The
sap so.n reunites the separated por
tions of the tree, and, two years af
terwards, cherries are produced of
tho usual appearance, but instead
of stones, thmere will only be smalli
"CE.EsT'rL" CUtfrOM.-Wlaen a
Chitnese laday is blessed with an in
crease inm her- family, fi-om the moment
of her accouheient the unhappy huts
band is put,- to bed also, and there de
dainghtful i- rty days, and during this
deihflpenance he is snbjected to
all the rigorons trcatm nt of his bet
ter half. Should medicine be admin
istered to her, he must partake of it
also; anmd he is strictly confined to the
same diet that she is obliged to under
go, which consist of an average I be.
lieve, of about a thimbleful of cream
ofrice admirnerued every thr-ee hours,
to say nothing of the pills at bed time
to prevent indigestion.-Neal's Resi
dence at Siam.
A Kentucky tr-aveller, dining 'at
a large hotel in Alabany, was annoyed
b~y the showving off of sonme of the
members of Assembly, who kept
calling each other from their re
spective counties, after this fashion
"'-ll thank the gentleman from One
ida," &c. &c -whereupon the Kemn
tuekian said to the huge darkee waiter,
"Hi1 thank the gentleman from Afri
can for a slice of ham" This cooled off
the fashion of addressing the gentleman
from --,---, and so, and so.
A modern writer gives tho follow
ing enumeration of the expression of
a fomale oyes 'The glare, the stare,
the sneer. dhe invitation, the defiance,
the denial, the Consont, the glaneof
hove, the flash of rage, the sparkhng
Iof hope, the languishm~ent of softness,'
the quin ofeuspicion5 the fire of
,halcaav.y and tho hiast of puame
THREE O'CLOCE ON SATURDA.
We have often been puzzled to koW
why it is, that people in other. a.
tions can earn their subsistauce with
half their minds, whilst we se
obliged to throw our whole souls .isi
to the business. We should also
like to understand, why, in thes@
days, when steam does, most of the
hardest work, we should have to toil
as many hours every day as our
forefathers did, whose acquintaunC
with steam was derived. chiefly frd'a
a slumberous observation of the tea
kettle. For a century, engenious
men have been contriving labor BOX
ing machines; but wh..se labor has
been saved thereby? It used to
take the farmer half the Winter to
thresh out his grain; he does it ndw
in one day: but he is as busy as ever.
What is the use of having the p*4
tent office packed with models, and
of having labor-saving machines in
every shop, and house, barn,, and
shed, if after all, most of us is obliged
to work as hard and as long as pee- ' .
ple did in the good old stupid days
before the revolution. None, that
we can see. But it seems the goodk
ti'we is boming at last. On awlarg
number of wholesale stores, down
down, may now be seen a notice t
the following effect: "This store
will be closed hereafter at. three
o'clock on Saturday." Three hours
are thus clipped from the end of the
week-precious hours to those who
know how to use them. But why at
the end of the week. Would it not
be better to let out atore at three
o'clock on Wednesday, as schools
were formerly, and give the clerks a
breathing time at the half way house
between Sunday and . Sunday.,Buk
Satirday is good, though Wedne as
ani ht.bq4 bett r a en
r 1 n a
hours per annum, from the soulP6
livion of business. We trust the
fashion will take. We hope the time
is not very far distant when one af.
ternoon in every week will be a uni
versal holiday. We shall then be
lieve there is something in the pat
ent oflice, notwithstanding present
appearance are against it.-Koine
Siru An affray of a,terrible na
ture took place at a hotel at Mt..
Washington, Ky., on the 24th'nast
between S. C. Beard, formerly a
school teacher, and a Mr. McMeekin
and Mr. Moore, of Mt. Washingtong,
during which some ten or twelve
shots were exchanged- Mr. Me."
Meekin received four pistol wounds
from the shots of Beard, and was
twice stabbed by him with a sword
cane in the hand. The shots took'
effect in the arm, side, back- and
throat of McMeekin, who at the last
accounts, was considered in a very.
precarious situation, Beard, duriu
the affray, esca ed unhurt, though
repeatedly fir at.
NABDIED.-A genteel looking fet
low calling himself Godmain, hired a
horse and buggy at Hitchcock's les~
week. Some mors after, Mr. H.,
having susideons that he had departed~i
to retuirn no more, despatched officers
in various directions to look for hini.
HeT was overhauled about six miles be
yond Lanensterville, having sold she
buggy, and provided himselif with a
saddle. The gentleman is now in
our Calaboose, and the property ~has
been recovered,-( Colusmba Banner,
A USEFUL RECIP.-The follow
ing recipe for making tough mneats
tender we clip from an exchange:
Cut your steaks the day before
using into slices about two inches
thick, -rub over a small quantity of
the common Carbonate of Soda,
wash oO next morning, cut into snita
ble thickness and cook to your taste
The same process will answer for
fowls, legs of mutton, &c. Try it all
who love, delicious tender. disles of
ConrIoSITIE&.-.---The chair iawhb
the suni sets.
A garment for the naked eye.
The hammer which broke ,p the
Buckle to fasten a laughing stock.
The antiat that drew the sinfer
D of thieves.