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Selected Poetry. CURIOSITIES OF LAW.
- Among the imnny -curiosities of Ihe law,
not the least isa liltlo book printed at Lon
don 1712, entitled "The Reports of Sir Ed
ward Coke, Kt., m veuse ; wherein tktwwM
of each cuse. uud the principal points ure
tontainedin two lines."
Can anything more incongruous be imag
ined than such a design, unless, indeed, it be
the execution. Witness- the lollowinji;
ACTIONS OF 8LANER.
Slvckley, justice of peace, if any eaUh
That he hides felons, good aciiou li'th.
Snag, if a person says he killed my wife,
fto action lies, if she be yet alive.
Duvis, for slunder, action will not lie,
Unless some leuip'ral loss incur thereby.
' UarAam, where word will yield a milder
An inutudo ilitM not muke the oiTuuce.
Vtiti, none convict upon appeal shall he
Indicted lor the tcll-sume leluuy.
lVwAcr, iudictmeut shull not harmed ha
By suipluwge, il no repugnancy.
Young, on assistant or the oflker,
, lu kTil is murder, though no malice were.
Rill, ii's no policy, if you indict,
'lo eciie tlaiues lest you misreciltt.
, ' . COavtSANTS.
Utiles, this indcnlurc&m not words that malie
A deed indented, if 'i indenting luck.'.
Matkcwson, divers cov'nuut in uneileed,'
tiiu fciul isbrohc. Ihiit puny 's uuly Irted.
Lroughton, if tuicty pnys upon the day,
lie on liis lounter bond recover muy.
U'iudtor, bycov'nant houses lo repuir,
AstiguiCF, ilioiigU nut nt-ined, obliged are.
iTdl'ifcr, nulla buna waste was made,
V buitin prupriia, judgment sliuil be had.
Jlrud, using goods t' intestate did belong,
Wait piobaie, e.eculor's ill's own wrong. .
rutLui, k"iiiisi w iiu uiui nubnunu tor wile s
JIhih sola, lay dcbU and dcllnel.
Rutland, if ptslea jurors name misprise
i.Xoinin'd, iiie venire rec lilies;
lHit il the jurors they mistaken bo
In the tciure, there's no remedy.
Plater, lor taking fishes trespass brought,
lheir number and their nature shew heomiht
Camon, by capias U'en in outlawry,
.Moy be in execution to debtee,
Bury, divorce for his frigidity,
Issue by second wilo Uiail lawful be.
llouhtim, if neighbor toney-ooruughs make,
'1 he conies 1, iu my owngiouud, may lake.
Conilalle, fluisam, jrtsum, logon, king,
fchall have, none living, and ship perislnng.
And so on throughout the Reports. Like
the musical man with oflensive breath, we
may admire the seutiments but not the at'r.
FIGHT WITH THE ZAMBOES.
A SOUTH AMERICAN SKETCH.
BY MAYNE REID.
"We anived at length at the bottom
of the barranca. This is nothing
more mail a ieep ravine or clelt in the
mountain plateau, worn by the rains
ot tropical storms, or the sudden melt
ing ot the snow. Its sides become
lined with the most luxuriant verdure,
while vine-wreathed forests spring up
iu us ueu ur cuannei. n was now
.close upon the hour of noon, and my
companion proposed that we should
rest. It was hot hotter now than
when we lelt the plateau, tor we had
descended nearly lour hundred feet,
and that difference of. elevation in
fcoulhren Mexico produces a sensible
change in the thermometer of one's
feelings.. Ji was, therefore, well in
clined to accede to the Dronos&l of mv
Mexican fellow traveler, so drawing
.t.- I -JI- ...... . . . o
me unuie upon my wearied mule, i
slipped out of the saddle upon a car
pet of grass and flowers, tvherp May
for some time in a complete state of
(languid abandonment. They only,
who have fagged out the morning : in
scaling a Mexican precipice, under a
wasting sun, cm appreciate the volup
tuous sweetness ot .an hour's, siesta in
the shady woods. ...
. I lay upon mv back lighting the
1 thought, the only
drawback upon my happiness: myruuM
wanuereu uu icw paces ana comr
. -- j
mencea . piucmng at tnevsome
leaves of a wild aloe; while the Mexvinej
were already runnm? down the f
toward us, screaming in the ap-l."
ican had kindle J a lire and was. -preparing;
lo cook part ot a Fine iguama
that hun from his saddle, and which
he had kilted the day 'previous. In
Use minutes I was -sound asleep. 1
had hardly closed my eyes, Itowev'er,
when I was awakened by the Mexican
wuo snook me by llie shoulder, ex
"Nunca duirmi en tl suelo-las
calebras!" ( Never 6leep on the erounp
the snakes!) and he laughed fieartiv
ly at my frightened appearance; for on
the mention of "the snakes" I had
risen, lo my feet at a single bound. 1
was for lha present cured of my list
lessees?, and leading my mule back to
the place of our temporary encamp,
ment, I proceeded to unpack my Indi
an hammock, while Don Garcel re
turned to his culinary operations. By
the time I had swung my hammock
me meal was ready, and my compan
ion summoned nie to join him. I did
so we ate heartily our mountain ride
had sharpened our appetites, arfd the
iguana was cooked to a crisp. We
moieover had excellent tortillas, made
by our pretty hostess at Iluanavaca,
with a jar of cliilie peppers, and a flask
ot white Mexican wine, and we did
not leave ou until we had made a hearty
repast. 1 he cigarro followed, and
then we betook ourselves lo our seua
rate hammocks to enjoy the noonday
I lay for some lime upon my back.
scanning the gigantic trees that reared
themselves overhead vines as thick as
the body of" a man, trnllised and twis
ted into all kinds of fantastic and lear
ful shapes, embraced the huge bodies
of trees, seemingly hugging them lo
death thorns three feet long, grew
around, and protruded across the path,
forming a kind ol natural chebaux de
frise, that threatened the traveller with
Liipalcment or laceration, and I could
not help thinking what a plight a poor
fellow would be in whose horse should
run away with him in such a wood as
this lor these fearful prongs seemed
to promise the most terrible of deaths
both to horse and rider. Mv eves
wandered up the porphyritic clifls as
far as sight could reach. Here and
lliri-A fin tit ficenrno alnnn tl.!-
" fj'itniA biuii tllCM
siues, tue auoues ol learlul monsters,
while imminent crags bristled with
tufts of the stunted pine tree.' ' ' '
In the forest around were ' liroad
bright leaves, some of them thick and
pendent, like the ear of an elephant
there were flowers too as larce as a
dining-plale, and here and there the
sun glanced through the foliage upon
vast clusters of (lowering lianas and
scailet. vines Hashing like a canopy ol
gold cloth, for a thousand humming
birds whirred about among the leaves,
anu poisect tuemselves over their hou-
eyed cups, Other birds of brilliant
plumage and strange, wild notes, flash-
ed through the open avenues of the
forest; while now and sgain might be
heard the chatter of the ring-tailed
motiKey a3 no hung luniselt trom some
Tlacing my Guayaquil hat over my
face, to protect it from the busy flies,
I gradually fell into a 'dcep, sweet
sirep. now long i may nave slept
l .ItT l r i
i Know not prouaoiy about an hour
when the sense ol .a heavy fetid breath
upon my face awoke me, and at the
same instant my hat suddenly jerked
awakened vision to be soaring, self-'
carried, upward lo the tons of the trees,
..uui in, imc, auu Bceuieu iu mv iiiiu-
I was mistaken, however, for no sooner
were my eyes fairly oneried than thev
fell upon the hideous monster that had
stolen it. lie had lust nerched himsell
upon a Horizontal limb, which' he had
. . . . . . . i
reached by means ot a hanging vine,
there holding my Guayaquil be-
tween his shaggy arms, he sat grinning
ueuance ana derision. His utimaii like
at once satisfied me that he
was some species of monkey, but I
had never before seen one of such size J
ana apparent nerceness, and I confess
I was somewhat terrified at the sudden
I was out of my hammock, on mv
feet, in much less time than I have ta-
ken to say so; and my old friend the
Yankee rille," was as quickly noised I
and leveled at the moustcr. I had of-
"picked" the eye out of a squir-
rei, and the result ot my shot proved
that my aim had been a true one: fori
uown came tne snaggy monster Willi
stream, still holding my hat in hist
ciutcues. . l nau barely time to see
through the smoke, struggling and
sprawling, when my ears were saluted
by a yell of fearful import such as 1
hope I may never hear again and
which wan lite quicknesssot electric-
ity seemed to spread through every part J
the forest. Another and almost siiri-
ultaneous yell came from my Mexican
companion, who, leaping clear of his
hammock, screamed out with a terri-1
"Los zambotalos zamhotstom.
oj perdidel". (The zamboes we are
lost.) .1 needed do further warning
had heard enough of these dreaded
monsters to know the danger, we were
in but little time -was given to reflect
upon it, lor every tree, every projection
of rock exhibited & half human figure I
with uncovered teeth and glaring eyes, I ,
yrepanng to spring' downward, while
. . . . " . 'i
to be thus confined was" a fearful con
and sideration. Night came and we could
no longer see our enemies. Their yel-
ung also ceased, and we began to en
appearance tertain hopes that they had given us up
and retired to their haunts, so that in
had not forgotten their fallen compau
ten ions, but were determined to avenge
allure nope rjegan 10 tan us. We were
in a lonely barranca, at least twenty
miles lrom any settlement, and sutler
him i"g severely from the poisonous wounds
which' the zamboes had inflicted: be-
death from hunger and thirst a fear
ot ful and lingering death seerued-to
Ealing manner, and seemingly, by a
ind of language, encouraging one an
other. There was no lime left for
stratagem flight, had we attempted it,
would only have- hastened our destruc
tion, for the monsters were nimble as
dogs. So drawing our machetes we
prepared to defend ourselves or die.
' In an instant we were engaged a
dozen zainboes assailing each of us
and I shall ever forget the fierceness
of their first assault. The' clothes
were literally lorn Ironi our bodies,and
our skins were lacerated In different
places blood . flowed lrom a dozen
wounds made by the claws and teeth of
the iierce brutes and one . that had
dropped upon my shoulders from an
overhanging limb, before I could shake
him off had severely wounded me on
the throat. Ltespair, however, nerved
our strength, and already a number of
bieeding bodies lay around us but oth
er zamboe?, heating the screams ol
their companions, . were approaching
from a distance, and the whole barran
ca was filled with their fiendish yells.
Besides we were growing weak by such
constant lighting which had now last
ed fifteen or twenty minutes and the
danger of being overpowered by num
bers was becoming every moment more
apparent, when all at once au expedi
ent which promised a temporary relief,
suggested itself to the mind of the
Laying lustily around him with his
machette he approached the fire that
was still brightly burning, and drawing
thence a large piece of blazing pine
wood, ho brandished it in the faces of
his assailants. The effect was magi
cal. Instead of closing upon him, as
they had done when defended only by
his machette, the tnonkies surrounded
him at a wary distance; still, however,
yelling fearfully and threatening to re-new-the
attack. I was not Ion? in
following his example, and we now
defended ourselves Baillie Jarvie like
with tire-bratids, which our adversa
ries like the enemies of the Baillte--
dreaded more than they did our swords
But our torches could 'not last for
ever, besides if they could, we knew
well that the zamboes would Boon get
noarl tri llmm " a n.l n.t l.l Kill. ..
I Mom w ki,wiki,. mm TO w UBU UUIO VUUaO
to congratulate ourselves on this tern
porary relief. Still on came the troop
of the. enraged monsters-our torches
began to give out, and our case seemed
hopeless,rtwhen all at once our attentioti
wls directed to a deep cleft or fissure
in the precipice, tortning a sort of nat
ural cave, witha very narrow onenine
Here then was our only hope, and we
determined to avail : ourselves of it.
By fighting and manceuvering, we at
length reached the cave and affected an
entrance, and brandishing our torches
so as to Keep the enemy at bay, we
succeeded by the help of large masses
of porphyry iu walling ourselves up,
so that not one of the zamboes could
As soon as they saw that we had
thus escaped them, they set up a sinv
ullaneous veil and rushed to tha en
trance of the cave. But were for the
time secure, and we could hear and tee
them through the chinks rnashinfr their
I.. I i- . .P..P
teetn, ana expressing in their looks and
gestures extreme disappointment. A
long, low wailing succeeded, and on
looking again through the crevices, we
perceived the zainboes cairvinir off
Comfortably secure, hut most into!
erablv hunirrv. we remained in our for
tress during the remainder of the ' day,
The occasional screams that reached
lrom without, taught us that our
place ot security was at the same timp
our prison.' And uow lonu we were
. . . - . . .
the morning we might easily effect our
escape. With what anxiety then did
we wait for the first light of day! and
when at last it came, witti what trepi.
dation did we peep through the loon.
holes of our porphyry wall! Great
God! a score ot zamboes were acting
as sentinels in front of ourprison! Thev
For the first time during our adven
sides we were much weakened by loss
ot blood, and to f scape ' by fighting
was now out ot me question. : Death
await us. viae day continued to pro-
gress, but the-monsters were tilt to be
seen througli tue loop-holes of ourpris
on. I cannot now recall lo mv recol
lection a day that seemed so long as
this, but evening came at last, and the
barranca' begat) to darken.
4'Hark hushl" said Don Garcel
suddenly, . He had scarcely spoken
when the zaruboea without commenced
runnjpg to and fro, chattering and
screaming in a frightful manner,
I hi continued for. some moments,
wneu an at once tne joua baying ot a
. ... .. . . ... '
bloou - uouna iiuea the barranca. tfnotU-
followed, and another, then the re I
port of a dozen muskets, and the zam
boes wero seen running up the vices
and scampering off ifi all directions.
lu a few moments more human voices
reached our ears, and throwing down
the wall of porphyry, Don Garcel and
myself staggered lorth into the arms of
our deliverers the villagers of Iluan
avaca. It appeared Yriat our mnlest having
instinctively gall'opped off at (lie first
scream of thp zamboes, had made their
way up the Cerra and reached the vil
lagewhere we had stopped the pre
ceding night and 'thus had sent -the
gooa villagers iu search of us.
' Thus ended our adventure 1 have
heard of men who could "whip their
weigtu in wna cats," put l am ot the
opinion that one of those heroes would
be fairly "tied" by half his weight in
AN AMERICAN IN SEBASTOPOL.
. Dr, K. Whitehead, an American
surgeon in employ of the Kussians,
writes thus from Sebastopol to Profes
sor Smith, of the Virginia Military
.'Skbastopol, Sat., April 14, 1855.
I am in the Imperial service of Rus
sia, as military physician and surgeon.
I am indebted to Prince Gortschakoff
for the peculiar advantages that 1 enjoy
as to rank, Stc. Superior -fhvsician
of a regiment of 60UO men, "Staclm
Ordinator" rank between that of
Major and Lieut. Colonel. I am at
present attached to one of the large
hospitals at Sebastopol. After having
graduated in medicine at the Universi
ty of Pennsylvania, I left the United
States for France. Upon my arrival
at I'dris, I entered immediately upon
the practical study ot medicine. I re
mained in Paris about one year and
three months, left Paris for Vienna last
fall, remained in Vienna three months,
aud then left for Russia. I have been
in Kussia four months one month at
Sebastopol still remains. The En
glish and French 1iave made no prog
ress yet towards taking it. Since my
arrival here several sorties have been
eflected by the Russians with marked
success, though they have always lost
A rnnfiinora LIa numU. TH. Ati:
last Lve days, and caused a great;dea
urTamage,- uui irnaj oeen areauiiiny
pail for the batteries of the Allies
are now nearly silent, and those of the
Russians stronger than ever. The
Russians are concentrating troops about
Sebastopol. Events have proved (hat
the English soldier is much inferior
to either the French or Russian, and
that with certain exceptions the Rus
sian is as good as the French. Se
bastopol will never be taken it may
be blown up by the Russians. I have
enjoyed a fine opportunity of perform
ing surgical operations, and must re
main at the ambulance to-night, be
cause the Russians intend making a
sortie. I have very little time at Pres
ent to write. With every considers
lion, &c, j our friend,
W. R. WHITEHEAD.
Stay at Home. The following
excellent advice is given to discontent.
ed people in Maine by the Bangor
. "On one of the most public convey
ance leading to the West, you may see
almost any day a family lrom Maine.
A father and mother, and their three
children, are on their w ay to that car-
adise in imagination. Five years lrom'
tins ume two ot hose children will be
dead. They -will have shaken to
pieces. The mother will have grown
sallow and lean, little better than a
dead woman, ai-d the father, if he sur
vives the ague, horse races, and corn
whisky, will be found a seedv. discon.
tented man; the owner of a log-house,
without out-buildings, and a mortgaged
farm. This is true in mnr. than
the cases, and represents the average
aio vi new i.ngiana emigrants, stay
at home in Maine, one of the best
States in the Union. Believe none of
the stories from lying land speculators
in the West."
A son of Erin once accosted a dis
iple of Swedenbor? thus:
"Mr. v ou say that we are to follow
the smie business in heaven that we
do in this world?'
"Yes, that is in perfect accordance
with reason: for the Creator himself is
not idle, and why should his creatures
bet" : .... , ; ' ;
"Well then, yer honor, do paplo die
there?" r V .
"Certainly not they are as immoi-
tal as the .C reator himsell." -: . ; .
"Then, I should like to know, yer
nonor, wuat tney'll hnd lor me to do.
tor 1 in a grave-digger m tins world.
GAHBtma..-A clerk in the emptor
ment of one of our Merchanille houses
lost two hundred add fiftr dollars tta
gaming house on Saturday night. We
hare no desire to make an example of
thi caie, by publishing uames. Of all
rices, gaming is the most alluring, fas-
mating, & fatal, to the young men of
our cities..The first step taken, into the
tream, and the under tow is irresisti
ble. Tbf embezzlemeut, eitraraeance
nd forgeries of tbe employers of mer
cantile bouses iu ninety nine cases out
ra hundred are traceable to the intox
ication of the gamvng ttble. We beg
oung -men to be aware of the -ou tie-
Cleveland Plaindealer. Liar and Villion---Henry Clay's Son and the
Louisville Journal, The Ashland Mansion
Louisville Journal, The Ashland Mansion--Why it was Torn Down---The Walking
Sticks and Boxes
tn article censuring James B.
Clay, of Ashland, Ky.. tbe ion of "Har
ry of the Wea'-;"cd speaking of him as
the "young gentle ins it who tore d--li
the mansion of bis immortal father, in
stead of leering it to be resorted to and
gazed o.i with emotion of reretentcf
awe, b) the men of future generations,"
'ii or has been selling the beams, raf
ters, potts, &c , of his gloriuu father's
old dwelling houe, to be manufactured
iuto walking sticks,''U Mr. Clay re
plies lolhe attack -hi the -Journal in e
a long letter i
Cut 1 am "the roung gemreman who
tore down the old mansion of his father,'
instead of leaving it to be resorted to,"
J-c, &c. Was nut the mansion 1 tore
down-, my mansion? I did not inherit
it fnrrn rny father, but purchtsed it when
o (Tared by his executors at public auc
tion, to the highest bidder. 1 am grate
ful lo anybody who erer pretends to
feel an interest iu my father's memory,
but is it not fair lo presu-ne that I. bis
un, feel quite as much reverence for
him ana anything that was his, as any
other person? At aspersions, both pub
lic and private, hare beeu made against
me for thus pulling down my father's
ol d house, I am really glad to haves
fair opportunity lo make known how 1
came to be its owner, and why I deter
mined to take it down, and to rebuild il.
For ycirg pierious to my father's death
ilwas his great detire that 1 should pur
Knowing that the house would have
to be rebuilt, he often said when speak
ing of it, "It will last my life time."
When I left Kentucky to 'reside near
St. Louis, he abandoned the hope of my
purchasing it with much regret, expres
sed in a letter now iu my possession.
Hearing of his last illness and probably
approaching death, I wrote to him
knowing that il would gie him more
happiuess thuu.almoBt any earthly thing
thai I would give up all my prospects
iu Missouri, and that he might die sat
isfied, that, it I could help il, Ashland
should not. in my life-Lima at least,
pass into the bands of strangers. Af
ter my father, sdeath, my mother caused
me to be informed that she would have
the place sold, with the view to my be-
hit it svould .wake her
nKDlir in har
life-tune to knovv that it was not to no
aaa ' J
out ol tne lamiiy, 1 returned to Ken
lucky, aud purchased it. Finding the
dwelling like others built fifty odd years
ago, in a dilapidated condition, 1 called
on a compet'nit architect to ascertain
whether it was a 'safe residence for my
lamiiy; it was pronounced to be tu'safe:
aud, moreover, that it would tumble
down of itself in a very few years. Un
der these circumstances, 1 determined
to rebuild it iu a style suitubb o my
own tatte, aud not wholly uuworl'.iy of
my father, interconnexion, 1 will al
so say that f am note very young gen
tleman, being near forty years of age.
I consider the last charge made iu the
Journal's editorial as by far the most
grave, and if it were true in the sense
inteuded, I should feel myself unworthy
to possess my father's house; uuworthy
to be a Kentuckiau; and should be wil
ling to fly to some remote corner of the
earth 10 hide my vile and dishonored
head. 1 should, in that case, as 1 do
now, protest against that license which
is not the liberty, but the vile aud un
manly abuse of the liberty of the press,
which can allow an editor or editors to
prostitute the columns of a public jour
nal to comments upon the private con
duct of private properly. The charge
that I have sold one inch of. the lumber
ot my father's bouse with a view to my
private profit, is utterly and unquali-
neuiy laise, i nave treely given it,
when il has been auu' I have re
.....n ..i....i . ii :. ...v , . .
peatedly refused to sell it when inform
ed it was to be used or. .'profit. Much
of it has been stolen, and I have been
greatly annoyed by persons comi.ig lo
my place and carrying away whatever
they fancied; either 'from the old house
ot plants and growing shrubs, without
asking the permission of any one.
At last, it occurred to me that I might
put some of the old lumber which was
useless to me, to a good and worthv use
I determined to have some little article's
made as souvenirs of Ashland from the
old roof trees that I would cause them
lo be placed wilh a friend in Lexington
to be sold, wilh the understanding with
him that the proceeds, after paying the
cosioi cousiruction, shoulil be donated
to some public charity. 1 accordingly
empioyeu a caoinet-maker, . Himself al
most an object of charity, as he said, in
these hard tunes, lo make some boxes.
About one hundred and forty have been
made, and one hundred uues, of uliicli
some eix or eight boxes only hitherto
have been sold. I- bare good hope,
However, mat the residue will be, aud
at a profit which may next winter glad
den the beartiof some few poor wid
ows asd orphans. Except what have
been sold of these boxes and canes 'de
posited with Mr. John Wilsoa for sale.
and for the purpose stated; the man who
say 8 I have sold one particle of tbe tim
ber of my father's, is a liar end a -i'f-
lain, aud 1, before God, pronounce him
o be so.
"I would advise jou to put your
head into the dye-lub it is rather red."
said a joker to a sandy haired girl. "I
would advise you to put 1 vours in an
oven it is rather soft," said Nancy.
A fellow, named "Feazle, got married
ast week in Chicago, III. Before nisht.
Mr. Teazle was arrested for beatin?
w ife, and sent to prison for 27 days.
VALUE OF A MINUTE.
The one that sar was heraelf unseen."
Do fi6t be surprised gentle rel4r, I do "not
intend giving vou a dissertation On tha Im
provement ol lime ; but will lekre such a sub
ject to Ihe Sfige and Philosopher, wh6m it
more benefits. My object is only to relate
a short and simple tale by which roa rhi
learn the value of ons Miiru re.
It was a lovely evening: the rto6i baiini
struggled through th jessamine tli4tclam,)j-
eu around tne lattice, and faintly mingle I
with the blush of due, the only one, Hut
William ever loved. Her little hand wu
clasped within his own. The smile Unit
plyed upon her angelic face, was tha smile
of innocent jrty , and as ths sighing of thi
breeze mingled with the murmur of he rivu
let, end both fell in harmony on thu eir, thj.
gfntto Influence of the scene stole impdrcep
tably over our hero. He thought, (and if
was not all fanrr) he felt a slight pressure of
the snowy whiie han I hd held; just then
.1.. i 1 . i - i ... i , .
ilia muuii tcucu uc-rsc.i duiiid I ciouii in a
moment his arm was around her delicate
waist.aiid gently drawing her towards him,
he iimmiiied upon her ruby lips an impas
sioned kiss 6f soft affection. What raptu
rous delight! what extalic bliss!
Whilst in this situation he commenced ta
tellhowdevbtclly he loved ; and eloquent
was.lhe language that flowed so frooly from
his. lips !
-da -' A .i a ! ! ANNA! ! ! screamsd a
8tflrn voice that might have waked the deal.
l-Aintyou a going to come to bed ta night t"
Twas enough kind reader. Stealing from
my hiding place I was soon on Thy way honu,
reflecting wlnt migdt have beeu accoroplish
cb .iu a single moment longer a lovely wife
a happy lireside many friends a spot to
call my own dear home. A on t.lat old
woman i had she uefaye'd her interruption but
onh MiNurs longer, one old bachelor might
Iuyj b-'eii saved froin the worthless
A Qukkr Blundeb.-'-A good brothi
er in an eastern church had a call 'to
preach. Being unable tb read, he em
ployed a friend to read the Scripture
lesson. On one occasion, the chapter
selected was Genes's, xxii. Which con
tains the words "These eight Bid lvlil.
cah bear to Nahor,-Abraham's broth
er." The preacher discoursed there
from as fellow's: "'Brethren and 'sis
ters, let us chhsider pur blewihga.-f-Morniug
ard evening our wives and
daughters milk the cows.and car wants ,
are all supplied,' In the dayv of good
old Abraham, as you have heard, it
took eight to milk a bear, and they did
not get much at that. .
:.-AJt)w bucrw-rote'to n,ady who ' :.
rejected him, sayW tli'aV tia intruded ;
Htrretirerno' some Secluded" spoITand "
uicamo sw(ay lus uie in signs." , To
which the lady replied by inquiring .
whether they were to be medium or
large she. The man has not since
been heard fiom. ' .
The Circlevi'.le Watchman ot tha
12th ult , says:
The Mayor of .We'llsville got drunk
not long since; when sobered, he went
before a Squirt, informed on himself,
paid his fine and resigned his office.
That Mayor is full of the sense of
propiiely, hot in getting SrUnk, biit 4a
There is a book with the 'danrrerbrjs
title of 'poefcet lawyer. We shouldn't
much like a book with this title for
we are afraid if we ever get the law
yer into our pocket, we should never
be able to get lnm out.
Decioedlt Rich. A corresDOndent
of one of our exchanges, wfiilng from
uuihsvuie, Kentucky, tells the follow
ing rich story. "A staunih Democrat
in the neigborhood, during '.be Mexican
war, was called uoou to nrav at a in.
lar church meetinS.lindh whth h
. o- - r -
petxatea the usual form upon such occe-
sions.with this addition: U, Lord, bt
nun our am
mv in ftlextco, whethel it hk
right, or'Wlfether it be wrc-ne: bless it.
W Hf .L . IN ..
;,;h" 'r,ocrauc Parl c"6
wll1 m.iiii a ware conauesl : hut w
believe it to be a war of defense'' ftai
0 Lord ! ,w'e would hot enter into argB.
ment of ihe subject before you, but fot
particulars would refer you lo tbe Presi
Attempted Murder and Suicide.
We learn from Ciptain Hollcroft, o
the Rainbow, that one day Jast week,
about six miles back of Leavenworth,
Indiana, a v oman attempted to kill her
husband and ou the next day did kill
The circumstances ire tTius: Mrii
Bruce the woman alluded to, during
harvesting, and after her ion and tha
farm hands started to work, commenced
cutting her husband's hair at her owa
request. She had cut about half way
around, when she drew a hatchet from
beneath her apron and cut away at his
head.manfjing him in a horrible ttanv
ner. His cries catted back ihe trie hi
when his wife was removed and fasten
sd op with the intention of having t
arrested Mr. Bruce was 'tro't rJfcaA at
last accounts. On the nex-t day M.
Bruce (ay down on the bed, ana tyir.g a
hankerchief around her neck and t ih
bed post, threwTierselfofr. snlo died.
one gave as a reason loi' aftemptiog
to kill her husband.' that the had con
siderable property; that "she if i J not tx-'
pect to live long abd 'determined!
that no other woman ihoul'd'enjoy it tf
marrying he husband She '
Lou. Dem. 21st inst.
Shat. "Snap, L", my boy. 'did tou
see the nicfttof hats ili'nthr.vt :
J'liver the one, my honey; what kind
th'eyr Btfckbats, )
fXJThe cholera is verv bad t
seyviile Kentucky. AlLbanda at tire
mines nave, in coasequenco stopwd
work. . . "
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