The whole art ok Government consists in thc art op being honest.- Jefferson.
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AT THE OFFICE OF THE
How wonilrnus wise aonte people are ! t
How vast ihetr knowledge is !
They know ihe sun is not a star,
Nor ihe moon a piece of cheese.
They're very sure society
Consists of various sects,
And know ihat causes oftentimes
Are followed by effects.
They bore one with strange theories
Of sciences occuil, t
And know a process must be tried j
To come to a result. J
They tell you with a look profound
Of course you must believe
That often, in these wicked times, 1
They think consistency should mark j
The ways of tho:e who teach;
And think as who does not ? they should
Practise as well as preach.
They likewise have found out that he
Who quotes much holy-writ,
And wears a face as long 'a your arm,
May be a hypocrite.
They know good HeaT'ns ! what don't they
That honesty is care ;
That virtue is not always found
In maidens who are fair.
In every matter, great or small,-
What wisdom they display ;
They'll swear, that, if the wind is right j
'Twill be a rainy day.
And when a man in climbing falls
And breaks his neck what then? .
They know, as sure as eggs are eggs, .
He wont climb there again. (
And when they hear a Yankee has
Been kili'd in Greece or Rome, .
They doubt not, he'd be living still,
If he had staid at home.
In short, they know quite erery thing
That's sanctioned by the schools,
Except one little item that
Thems.eJr.eB are knowing fools.
Ceming to the Point.
William Smith, only brother of the Jate Mor
mon prophet, has been preaching lately at New
Bedford. The Bulletin says he concluded one
of his discourses in the following emphatic
words i " Brethren, I will say here, for the
credit uf the audience, thai at our last meeting
I collected some two dollars, while at the same
'ime the expenses of the hall were six dollars.
Nw, 1 wish in all Miherr.ess to assure you, my
dear friends, of one solemn truth, and that is,
'hat rather than pay ajl expense, preach for
nothing and find myself into the bargain, will
see the whole generation damned jirst."
A Hard Jf aster.
Thomas Litchfield, a hired eran, com
plained against his maer, Mr. Chambers, of
Wcllinsborough, for ihe non-payment of wages
due him up to the time he left.
' He gem me such funny jobs.' paid Litch
field, 'such as standing on a pate post to white
wash the moon wiih a put of blacking; at.ano
'her lime to fetch a load of clouds to Inter the
horse?. He tell'd me the other Sunday when
I wanted my dinner, to cut a bath brick into
mutton chops, and fry them in a four wheel
wagnii at Vishuvioiis, It ain'i likely I can do
hem there conjuration tricks..'
The complaint wai dimnissed, and .Litchfield
was ordered to return, to his wxwk.
Thc next Legislature.
Tho following is a list of the members elect,
of the next session of the Legislature, to com
mence at Harrisburg, January, 1845. Those
in Roman are Locofocos those in italics are
Whigs those marked with a star are new
members those with a dagger f are Native
1. Philadelphia City William A. Crabb,
2. Philadelphia County. John Foulkrpd,
James Eneu, Jr., 'Oliver P. Cornuiarf.f
3: Montgomery. John B. Sierigero.
4. Chester and Delaware. Joseph Bailey.
5. Berks Samuel Fegely.
6. Bucks Henry Chapman.
7. Lancaster & Lebanon-Benjamin Champ
neys, Levi Kline.
8. Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe and Pike
9. Northampton and Lehigh J.K.Heckman.
10. Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming
W. H. Dimmick.
1 1. Bradford and Tioga. Daniel L. Sher
wood. 12. Lycoming, Clinton, and Centre Joseph
VS. Luzerne and Columbia. Wm. S. Rops.
14. Northumberland and Dauphin Jesse C.
15. Mifflin, Juniata, and Union Henry C.
16. Perry and Cumberland. William B.
17. York Adam Ebattgh.
18. Franklin and Adams Thomas Carson.
19. Huntingdon and Bedford John Morri
son. 20. Clearfield, Indiana, Cambria, and Arm
strong William Bigler.
21. Westmoreland and Somerset John Hill.
22. Fayette and Greene Chatles Black.
23. Washington Walter Craig.
24. Allegheny and Butler Charles C. Sul?
livan, George Darsie.
25. Beaver and Mercer Rnbert Darragh.
26. Crawford & Venango. Mantes P. Hoo
ver. 27. Erie William R. Rabbit.
28. Warren, Jefferson, Clarion, Potter and
M'Kean William P. Wilcox.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Adams. James Cooper.
Allegheny- T. F. Bingham, John Riddh,
Alexander Hilands, Fauntley Muse.
Armstrong Findle)' Patterson.
Bedford William Bishop, John Metzger.
Beaver Thomas Nicholson, J. T. Cunning
ham. Bradford John Elliot, Ira Wilson.
Bucks. William M. Armstrong, Michael
Worman, Robert James.
Butler Joseph Cross.
Berks Henry W. Smith, Jacob Ticc, Mi
chael Hoffman, James Hunter.
CrawfordAlexander Power, JosephGray.
Centre and Clearfield Lewis W. Smith, J as.
Chester Jesse C. Dickey, Robert Parkc,Wil
Columbia Thomas G. Funsion.
Cumberland Jacob Week, James Kennedy.
Cambria Michael D Mageelian.
Delaware John Larhin, Jr.
Dauphin John C. Kunkcl, John C. Harper.
Erje D. Dunlap, Mark Baldivin. ,
Franklin Jasper E. Brady, Andrew Snively.
Fayette James'C. Cummings, John Morgan.
Green Maxwell M'Caslin.
Huntingdon R. A. M'Murtrie, H. Brewster.
Indiana John M'Farland.
Jefferson, Clarion and Venango-James Dow
hng, Robert P. Barber.
Lebanon John P. Sanderson.
Lehigh and Carbon James R. Struihers,
Luzerne Win. Merrifield, Jas. S. Campbell.
Lancaster Abraham Ilerr Stnith. Theodore
D. Cochran, Benjamin Herr. Joseph Paxson.
Lycoming, Clinton, and Poller A. A. Stew
art, John Smythc.
xMifllin James Burns.
Montgomery Henry Doits, Benj imin Hill,"
B. F. Uallnwell.
Mercer William "Porter, David Sankcy.
Northumberland E. Y. Bright.
Northampton and Monioe Jas. Vliet, John
Jacoby, Rudolphus Smith.
Perry Thomas O'Bryan.
Philadelphia Cy-Thomns G. Conner, CJias.
B. Trego, Isacc Hazzlthurst, James Bayard,
Philadelphia County fD. G. Walton, f Wil
liam L. Banning, fJoseph H. Anier, fH. A.
Salter, fJacob S. Hoffman, fFranklin L.Jones,
fWilliain Hollingshead, fjoseph S. Brewhter.
Schuylkill James Taggart, George Boyer
Somerset Michael Zimmerman.
S'quehuona and Wyoming' Lewis Brush,
Tioga George Knox,
Washington Daniel XUartJohn Mdoy.
WeHmoreland Israel Pamier, J.M.Burrell,
Warren and M'Kean Rasselas Brown.
Wayne and Pike Richard Eldred.
Union and Juniata- Tohn Hall, John Adams.
York Sam'l N. Bailey, Stephen M'Kinley,
Loco. , Whig. Native.
Senate ' 21 , 11 I
House of Rep. 52 40 8
Apples as Food for' Animals.
Apples, when ripe, afibrd more or less nutri
ment to the animals. Sweet apples are gener
ally supposed to be tho most nutricious, though
we are not certain that the supposition is cor
rect. Our fathers and grandfathers held that
sweet apples would fatten hogs; but in latter
j'ears, it has been proved that hogs will fatten
upon apples that are not sweet.
A hog is naturally an epicure (we don't say
an epicure is a hog) and when left 10 himself,
is a pretty good judge of what is best. Ob
serve, then, .what are his natural habits. Put
him in an orchard wheie there are various kinds
of apples, and see how lie will work, or rather
how he will cat. He will always select the
most palatable apples he will not confine him
self to one kind, nor to sweet apples alone; but
will go over the orchard and pick out the choi
cest fruit, always choosing that which is in
iuch a state of ripeness that its qualities are
nearest perfection. Like the boys, his regular
haunts are the "best trees," whether the apples
are sweet or pleasantly t.our; but he never eats
a crab apple, or an unripe one, unless forced by
hunger. We should therefore infer from the
natural habits of the hog, that if we wish to ob
tain the greatest thrill from him when feeding
on apples, it is best to feed him partly with
those which may be. called sub-acid.
When hogs or cattle are being fed principal
ly on gtain, their appetite, health and thrift, will
be found much improved by a small allowance
of raw apples, occasionally. As a regular food
for hogs, the value of apples is undoubtedly
much improved by cooking, either by steaming
or boiling. If they are to be fed by themselves,
steaming is probably best. But it is believed
that the most judicious way is to boil or stew
them thoroughly, and mix with them while hot,
a portion of meal. This checks the laxative
nature of the apple, imparts additional value,
and causes the food lo be retained in tho stom
ach and intestines a sufficientlengili of time for
ihe whole nuniineni 10 be extracted. The meal
may be made from Indian corn, rye, barley,
buckwheat or oats and peasi We think we
have never seen hogs fatten faster, than when
fed on the following kinds and portions of food,
viz: a bushel of potatoes and t bushel of apples
boiled together, and when sufficiently soft, a
peck of oai and pea meal stirrid inio them, hav
ing ihe mixture when cold, about the consis
tency of good stiff mush, or ''hasty pudding."
The pork was solid, sweet and good. Some
experiments made several years since by Payne
Wingate, Esq. of Haliowell, Maine, a very close
and acctiraie observer, showed thai apples were
worth more than potatoes for fattening hogs, es
pecially when both were cooked and mixed
with an equal portion of meal. Apples are also
excellent for cattle. We have repeatedly wit
nessed their effects in the thrift and smooth
ness of tho coals of cattle to which they were
fed at the rate of about a peck per day, during
the winter. Fed regularly, in this quantity,
they increase the quantity and richness of'lhe
milk of cows, while the condition of the animal
is likewise improved.
It is the opinion of some very judicious farm
ers, that a given quantity of ground will afford
more nutriment for any kind of stock, when
appropriated to apple trees, than when devoted
to any other crop. Our own experience inclines
us to favor this conclusion, and we think our
friends, who for the promotion of temperance,
have cut down their orchards, have shown a
" zeal" not according to knowledge" They
seemed not to be aware that the samo substan
ces which produced the deleterious effects that
they desired to avoid, might be converted into
wholesome and pubstunual articles of human
sustenance. Albany Cultivator.
' 1 sav boy. whose horse is that you're ri
din?' 'Why, it's daddy's,' 'Who is your
daddy?' 'Don't you know? Why, Uncle
Peie Jone.' ' So yon are tho mui of your
under ' Why yes I calculate I am. You
see, dad got to be a widower, and married mo
ther's bister; so. I reckon he's my uncle?'
' Boy you are not fur removed from a fool.'
' Well, as we ain't more than ihree feel apart,
I think just as you say.' ' Good morning.'
4 Good morning. You didn't como it that time,
Films. Perhaps all readers do not know
the easiest, as well as the most effectual reme
dy for removing a film from the eye of an ani
mal, It is simply to apply rt teaspoonftil iff
moja.vcs on the' eye-ball. 1 have relieved ox
mi. horses, cows, and bjiocp, in this manner,
mhI know of uu otlu'r equal to it. Clenburn
New Orleans Guessing: InslStiite.
A seedy son of New England found himself,
recently, all alone, unknown, and "hard up,"
in New Orleans. Of course he soon set nbout
guessing some way to get qui of the scrape ;
and, before he had quite whittled his slick
away, he became absorbed in the inception of
a grand thought. It seems, sitting down to
guess, his astute brain made a plunge, at once,
among the metaphysical and scientific ramifi
cations of guessing; and, not long after, he
might havu been observed, with a sober sort ol
twinkle in his eye, marching off along tho
" Levee," apparently looking for a hcuise to let,
Yankee Doodle ! come along !
When fortune falls distressing,
There's nothing like a Yankee aongj
And scientific guessing
Early next day, our hero and another odd;
looking genius were seen on a ladder, nailing
up a broad strip of canvass ail across the front
ofahottse on the Levee; and the job being
completed, ihero was displayed, in (laringi
sprawling, struggling, broken-backed, decapita
ted, knock-need, round-shouldered, bow-legged,
limping letters, Roman, German, Hebrew, cal
igraphic, chirographic, Arabian, Armenian, and
NU ORLEENS GESSING INSTITOOT.
Gessixg Taut In one Lessen:
Only 20 Five cents.
The thiitg produced a sensation, at once;
among sailors, pedlers, Levee laborers, and all
sorts of stragglers. Our Professor borrowed
an old rotten awning, hung it up, and divided
his room in two, put his assistant at the door lo
take in quarters, turned a tin cup msiae down
on the middle of an old rickety table, goi a vial
of vinegar, pot of tar, a bottle of whiskey, and
various other well-known odoriferous affairs ar
ranged around him ; and, with a black skull
cap on his head, and .1 red stick in his hand,
he made no bad splurge" at the represeaenia
tion of a modern Faust. Madame Ludwig
might have taken a lesson from him, (" you
un'stand me now?") and Herr Alexander should
have seen him. He drew a mystic ring on the
ceiling, with charcoal, filling it up with most
indescribable " curlecues," right over the table,
and business soon commenced.
In straggled an open-mouthed enquirer after
the myhteries of guessing.
" Strainer, good morning ; walk up and pro
scribe vourself as a true enquirer after the ir
revelaiions of Gesscology. Put your left hand
upon the converted tin cup. Very well. Lift
vour right hand to ihe ceiling, and fix your
eyes upon the magic circle. So. Now, if you
wink or remove your eye, you'll ruin the hull
business, stranger ; so, jest hold still. Now 1
percede to pervoke the guessing sperit to de
scend u'pon'you. What is this 1 hold under
Crimini jingo! you lam fait ! what's this ?"
" Thai's tar."
" Right again, my pupil ; what's this?"
" Brimstone. '
' Good ; you onvelope the faculty raaly ama
zing ! Can you guess what ihis is ?"
" Whiskey, by thunder !"
"All creation! how quick you take it! arc
you sure its whiskey?"
" Sure ? well, I reckon !"
" You'd better taste it and see. Is it whis
Well, it is."
" Take a good swig, then ; you'll do stranger;
you're ready to graduate. Come in, next. Hal
lo ! mister, don't take that bottle away."
One after another, as fast as he could dis
pose of them, the Professor found his custom
ers sideling half shyly in upon him all day long,
and when, now and then, one would exhibit a
belligerent spirit, between good humor and
whiskey, the New England Magician still man
aged to send him off satisfied. Every body
coming out was questioned by the eager crowd
in wailing, as to " what sort of a show it .was,
anv how ?" and the answer was pretty general
ly "tho same " First rate, and no mistake, and
tho last experiment is worth half the money !"
The Professor counted hi receipts that
night, finding a round sum 10 help him on
West ; sold his " institooi" for a premium to his
enterprising assistant, and the next morning he
was off, jingling the silver in his pocket and
blessing devoutly the benefits of science!
Papa, what does the editor lick his Price
Current with?' "
' Whip it? Ho don't whip it, my child.
Then he lies, pa.' t
' Hush, Tom, that's a very naughty word.
Well, by George! this ere papesays, 'Price
Current carefully corrected' and I guess when
I gets corrected, I gets licked hey, don t I?
4 Nujf sed, my son.'
" Waiter, whai'soup is this?" . "Turtle, sir."
" Whv, it's very ihiu; ii hasn't been hair boil,
ed." " "Oh, yes sir, it was on the firo all night."
"ThMi what makes it so meagre and las'le so
queer?" " Why, sir, to toll you iho truih, iho
turtle was sickly. n ...
IS 10. 1844.
Harrison. Vanlluren. Markle. . Shunlc.
Adams 2,453 1,628 2185 lrtt.
Alleghany, 7,620 4,573 8105- 559rT.i
Armstrongs 1,200 1,714 1407 19S(?-.
Beaver 3,143 1,7! 0 2730 2003 '
Bedford 2.U10 2,440 3045 2dai-
Berks 3,585 7,455 3810 b3WiA
Bradford 2,631 2,844 - 207 . 5J!ip
Bucks 4,705 4,488 48.01 51U!i
Butler 2,100 ' i,8d; , 2107 205 i
Cambria 811 920 000 hIm
Carbon (new county) 453 - - f7U
Centre 1,448 2,212 17df, .231
Chester C,624 4.8S2 G13'J 547
Clarion4 648 1,360 793 ' l$8y
Clearfield 490 812 Oil JOUU,
Clinton G38 610 807 'W
Columbia 1,325 2,820 1593 3100
Crawford 2.169 2,908 2 110 . 2!)0o
Cumberland 2,701 2,605 2071 3H0H
Dauphin 3,124 2,137 3213 235
Delaware 2,031 1,335 2060 14y.;
Elk (new county) 103 f3J
Erie 3,636 2,061 3510 22hT
Fayette 2.755 3.035 2S3B 33u
Franklin 3,580 2.802 3 797 321 1
Greene 1,350 2,010 1125 ; 2255
Huntingdon 3,826 2,206 ,4022 S63t
Indiana 1,053 1,200 2003 t l"4l7f
Jefferson 476 502 617 72TT
Juniata 970 1,043 1035 lltf
Lancaster 9.678 5,470 9513 5'53i
Lebanon . 2,370 1.402 2478 1713
Lehigh "; 2,405 2,450 2443 ;26S0
Luzerne 2,776 4,110 2561
Lycoming 1,504 2,181 1044 2600
McKean " 263 276 307 416
Mercer 3.247 2,336 2765 2744
Mifflin 1.226 1,269, 1506 15S5
Monroe 345 1,437 377 1601
Montgomery 4,068 4,S6i' 4341 .5304
Northampton 2,816 3,S38 2455 3466
Northumberlandl,35l 2,187 1408 2384
Perry 1,072. 1,070 . 1316 2246
Philad. City 7,655 4,774 9282 5265
Philad. County 10,160 13,303 14138 12200
Pike 135 524 142 643
Potter 180 363 0 527
Schuylkill 1,881 2,184 2300 3217
Somerset 2,501 755 2150 922
Susquehanna 1,560 2,022 1405 216B
Tio"a 896 1,721 1010 1075.
Union 2,423 1,518 2721 1777
Venango 855 1,276 873 1230
Washington 4,149 3.611 3901 3053
Warren 827 929 S13 HOT
Wayne 675 1.188 811 1553
Westmoreland 2,778 4,704 2778 4701
Wyoming (new county) 754 803
York 3,792 4,3S2 3802 4601
144,019 113,676 156114 160103
Major Clfase, Superintendent of ihe fortifica
tions along the Gulf of Mexico, has made a
very important discovery, and is about 10 ob
taiu a patent for it. He has discovered a mode
of making a composition, which he styles "Ar
gillous Mastic," and which is said to bo deci
dedly superior to any other known cement. It
is composed of Mineral Tar, a mastie found m
the Sessyl rocks of Switzerland, Escambiau
Clay, and pulverized Sand Stone of Black Wa
ter and Perdiuo, which latter contains a reit
oxide of iron. Experiments are about to bi
made which will determine whether mastics of
a more domeslic origin and lesi cost may not
be used in the place of the Mineral Tar. Th&j.
materials are mixed in a kettle over a hot fire
in variable proportions, according 10 the ser
vice required, and are slewed until the cooking
is completed. It is applied with hot trowcU.
When taken from the kettle the mixture is per
fectly vieldinir. but it loses this property in
- C '
about half a minute, hardening under the hot
tost sun. It may be made hard enough to emit
sparks when struck with a steel, or pliant
enough lo receive the impression of a boot on
a warm day. It may be prepared so as 10 pos
sess expansion and contraction, or without this
properly, just as is most desirable. Its adhe
rence to brick, when clean and dry, is equal n
that of cement ; it clings to iron with such! te
nacity that one man is required to clean "tlio
trowels used by another in applying it; its- ad
herence to wood is equally as great, it is inso
luble in water, and will not burn. It is -believed,
too, to be free from attrition. Tho -as-phaliic
covering, which is the only composition
now used, having the same object as the " A'r
jrillous Mastic." costs per square yard, half,an
inch thick, from $1,50 to $2, whilst ihe,amo
quantity of the latter mastic costs 50 cnt.
The nw substance will prove invaluable as ;i
covering for roofs, lessees and side walks, si.
lining for cisterns and cellars, and as a cheap
and efficacious covering for piles, as it not unlp
resists the worm, but preserves the wood.
A Disconsolate House. A. man being nk
ed by his neighbor how his wife did, made ihm
answer. tuueeu, iiuis""1'' p u-
ful : mv wife fears n'h'e will die, f.ud I fear h.i
will not, which triakes a disconsolate 'house-"
At a Sundav school examination, a. few days
aoo, a little girl being asked by hercatechizer,
"What is the outward, visible sign or torm ta
baptism ?' innocently xeplted'ipleeisti, th
baby. a .v-
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