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M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 4, 1856.
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[From the Spirit of Democracy.]
Paying the State Debt by Doubling
it—More Fusion Economy.
We publish this week an art of the Re
trenching Legislature. '-To provide for the
payment of the Public Debt of ihe State, due
Jauunary 1, 1857. and f'r the payment of Ihe
interest on Public Dfbt." Paym-nt of
the Public Debt, indeed! Reader, il you
have an outstanding note end go and take it
up by giving anotner iu iti place .me you pay
ing your debt? If not.then neither ds this
act pay the State Debt It is a cheat prac
ticed upon the State. The Legitime w hit h
passed it acted in this, as in nearly every
other act, upon the principle that the peo-
TLt WEBE TOO r.UFID TO DETECT THEIR FBAt'DS,
Unless they believed ihis.they dared mil hope
for the approval, by the people, of an act
Sratuitously granting eighteen mil. ions ol
ollsrs to bankers and oilier spmiUiur.
They went to Columbus, on an excite
men', raised by themselves i.n the subject ol
retrenchment, and instead ol retrenching,
thee eo to feeding and fostering the Uk
at the expense of the people. Now wbn
their work it done, to divert attention Irom
it they ate exclaiming. ' Good Heavens,
iust look yonder at Kansas! There is a man
who got into office by fraud." We say look
at your own State there is a Legislature, at
least one half ol w hich was elected by fraud.
Jlot by illegal voting, but by procurnm vot s
through false represtjuiaiimis. Is it possible
that these Fuiionists tan Ut tl.etr hands
into the people's pocket, take out their mon
ey and give it to the bunks and that the people,
unconscious of the wrong,i-hall be indignant
ly exclaiming against a drunken row iu
Kansas, instead ol against thu who are rob.
u: .k,') Artlif nponle eo intoxicated
with slavery excitement thai they will auiler
their money to ue squanuereu nuum
But to this law "paying ihe public debt.
instead oi pavmg ""'i
cstes, it authorizes the issuing of new certifi
cates, posxponing the paymeut lor thirty
years, thus increasing the amount to be paid
eighteen million six hund.ed and eleven thou
sand six hundred snd fifteen dollars!
: t ih.t ibia is Lrue. we eive below.
the figures proving it. Alter the date ol tt
maturitv ot the several sums due, in the lo!
lowing table, we give the amounts, then the
per cent, they sredawing, and iu right hand
column the amount ol interest, il tins sums
re ?aid when due:
vl.. A,,m Prinmnal. Interest
UVLi UU.I -
av..iaui 84.850 5 Der cent 4.267
u 188S l,025,0UO" " 612,5UU
1858 ,8,860 " 145,402
il i.itn ailS.8i5 " MliWl
II mc 117 S 885" 13H.1S5
1870 . 1,183,582" " 1,965,166
187J 1,6J0,000'- " l,,ow
Total if paid when dn 120,811,811
But let this principal ol 14,000.2W be
postponed 3D years at o per cent, imeresi:
U.008.2SS for 80 vears at 6 per cent la 125 215,131
Add to ibis the principal 14,008,295
Subtract amount if paid wben du.
' Thus, it will be Been, instead of paving
ntr iviillinn ait hundred and eleven thou
Band eight hundred and eleven dollars, we
AUSt pay THIBTT-KIBB million iwo nuimreii
and twenty-three thousand fourhunded and
twenty-six dollars; making a difference iu
ihia nnrniliatum of liearlv OIE-HALF.
Bead the law. It dis not say that that
rrlion ol the debt whkh was only drawing
per cent, heretofore. hal I draw no more
than ft hereafter, but authorizes the renewvl
of the whole at 6 per cent. The law does
Dot say in so many words that it shall not be
paid lor more than 3U years, oui h eaya Be
tween 1875 snd 1286. Does anyone doubt
that it will be postponed to ihe utmost limit
rf the law Wedefv anv one to produce an
argument in favor ol defeirtng twenty year
wi.il h will nutbeareouallv as forcibly in la-
or of 40 vears. ' If t.ie Fusionists believe
that a public debt is a blessing, they will nol
pay it to twenty ii iney can avora n ininj
But who ssked for such a law! Who had
become alarmed, fearing the Stale would get
of itohil ' WhA itnunilinir to iui
vu 1 . . - - - - - o -
gratuitously eighteen millions of dollars,
rather than not nave this milestone ol a debt
about our necks Reader, you know, a.-d
very one else knows, thai no part , of the
naM mure rheerfullv than tdat which
roes to the payment of the public debt. It
P . . !J I L.,,,,L wnMlJ itl.
ingly Py it off as loon as possible and be
done with it. But here we have the amount
jattilj doubled ad to uog ovaj mi uevuux
. ... r
thirty yrtiii. Thin debt ope rates as i lien.
as mortgage upon every Isrm in the mate
fc-rthe next generation. Mr. Farmer, you
hold your lend subject to lien, in common
with the rest of the Slate, of thirty-nine mill
ion! o dollars.
The Fusinnists may talk about the money
being worth more in the hand of the people,
but there is one argument which prove irre
sistibly end conclusively that postoning the
debt ii bad policy; that argument n drawn
from every honest man's experience in hie
individual dealings. Does be suffer bis debts
to run on tt interest for years sib r they be
rome due, when he is amply able to pay
themT Certainly not, and whT . simply
because the experience of mankind since debts
began . proves it to be bad policy. But there
is another fad showing that the Slate is lo-
.. . .I.... ..
ser. in one nour alter in) oeoi oimunren
millions is reuevud, filtren millions would
nol redeem it: tor the reason that there is a
LUHranty that it shall not re paid till due,
and the interest which it w ill draw will
make it tha much mote valuable. This
shows ss dear ss the noon-day sun that the
State is loser.
But now, what is all this done for? This
queation w asked and answered once oeiore.
It is to looter and teed meir pets and isvor
ites, the banksi upou the prim iple, "take
rare of the rich and the rich will take care
ol the poor."
let the reople are aEked to lilt up weir
hands in holy hoiror at the affairs of other
Slates while ourownaie suffered to go to
destruction as though we had no interest iif
[From the Hollidaysburgh Standard.]
Mr. Sumner in the Pennsylvania
The mertvr to free Kansas, free speech snd
free niggers, ss we stated in our last, is. or
lately has been, rusticatingst the house of
Dr. Jhi kson, of Own. Since 'lis arrival,
what Hide sympathy was manifested lot him
in ibis neiEhborhnod has entirely given way
to ft elingeol deep disgust. There ia nothing
w hatever the matter w ith him. He is hale
and hearty, has s good spetlte.and talks pol-
IllCB wim ail Wie ouitr viiiiimivcurea um
Yankee fanatic can command.
One davlast wrek Col. I). H. Hofius.an Old
Line Whig, and J. B. Moore, Democrat, oi
this place. ami Bol. J.J. Patterson. Republt
can, one of the ediu rs of the Harr.sburgh
Herald, visited Cresson. - In company with
niHrrud man named uemmil, at the invi-
laiiou of Dr. Jackson, they called upon Mr.
Sunnier, who reirived ihem very cordially.
He soon asked Mr Honux how Mr. rurd sue
ceeded heie. The Col. told him frankly that
he did not succeet' very well; thai Ins tneei-
iug on wmKMd of Democrat and Fill
more men; that very tew rren.nui men
were present, in consequence of there be ing
but lew iu the place. .
This (rank avowal irritated me gentleman
with the soli brain, and he pouted forth a
lrfect torrent ol invectives against Pennsyl
vania. V bileempiying bin vials ol Black
Republican wrath, he declared that the
iMngs ami Democrats ot 1 etinsv ivmna were
white clevis, ami that he should glory iu
seeuiB them brought lo the block and did pos
ed ol niid r Hie auctioneer's hammer.
This unqualified assertion ol ihe Yanke
faubtiu did nut tail to ercute ihe indigtiHlion
ol the Peiinsylvaniaus, ami Col. lloliur-made
some tart reply, which only apg'ata.et? the.
martyr the im-re. and he showereit auuse o:
the luulett kind upon Peuuslyvaiiians, iu
difecrimiuately; and when the party attemp
ted to vindiieie their State, the dignified
Yankee Abolitionist coolly opened a Bo.-tun
paper and commenced reading. The patty
came away completely (tiegustea, aim ioi.
Hufius. who ureviously fell great sympathy
fur the man befoie he uttered such atrocious
sentiments, declares openly that his Hotior
earned a treat many more cauings than lie
has ever received.
Bill Fare of the Black-Republican
To be (wallowed by all true believers daring
the preeenl caaipaigu.J .
Grasshopper de Fraimong;
Coou-skiu, with eoude Pol-cat ragout.
' SECOND COUBSt.
Fat Nigger, with Sour GrapeJ; '
Hoise Meat, wiih Salt Rivet Gtavy.
Pow-wow de Kansas;
Gutta Prrcha de boo-boo;
I Pate de Cabbage-head.
. ..' WISES.
Sparkling Mariposa, Bennett-brand,
Hard Cider Chwmpegne Mum braud,
K. N. Shanghai, Black Swan.
OAME. ; '
. Buck cold shoulder,
. E1UB OB1BKS.
Brown Stout, a la Fred. Douglas;
BeecherHigletorum; i' '
Garrison's Stomache Bitters;
BU( k and White, "Half-aud-hair and -All
Political Cobblers and November Smashes. !
Fbehobt Lxdibs m Cotoiccu. At a re
ceut oic-nic uartvlteld in this vicinity the
Keiiublrcuu ladles proceeded lo form a ''Jes
sie circle." when a damael who went lor
"Fremont, free lure, and a Iree fig lit," enter
ed the ring, and,, pitching into a -masculine
acntieintance who bad oDeuded iter, gave him
particular jie, to the great detritneut of his
pnytiogoroyi ciuiuiug auiu rvui rnacwtoif.
This (.ugiliKlio leat w as duly applauded, aud
may . be consideitd as ainnigtM tint Iruiis
ot the leminiua politkal eutimsiaam got up
by the partisans ol "iolm and Jewjc 'V .Xet
iher Parisian ladies look to their, .laurels.--1
be bat women ol America are gettiug lo be
adepts in politics sud other manly accwa-
r iQ'Wroa djeayOur busbaud deal in,
nwrnt. -H deals in cards chiefly, sir.''
"Well, the de'il will be apt to gat jet bun
wkaUie lart tnuDpo) played. "
The President's Message to Congress.
' On the of President
Pierce sent in the following to which we
not only call the attention of our readers,
but ask fur it a careful reading. That there
la a growing spirit ol hostility to tie peace
of our country and to the protect iou of the
lives snd property of on r people, is too evi
dent lo longer be doubted by the most incred
' Fellow-Citixt$ of tit Senate and Hons
of Repttuinlativta ; In consequence of the
iBiiuie o' congress, at tts recent session, to
make provision lor the support of the army,
it became' impeitively Incumbent on me to
exercise the power which the Constitution
coolers on the Executive lor extraordinary
occasions, and promptly to convene the two
Houses in order to afford them an opportu
nity of ie-considering a subject ol such vi
tal interest to the peace snd welfare of the
With exception of a partial authority ves
ted by law in (he Secretary of War to contract
li r a supply or clot rung snn insistence
the army is w holly deiiendent on the appro
priations annually mads by Congress. The
omi-sioii of Congress to set in this respect
belore the termination of the fiscal year had
already caused embarrassments to the sen ice
which were over come only in expectation
of appropriations belore the close of the
present month. II the requisite funds be
not speedily provided, the Executive will no
luigrr be able to furnish the trunst ortation.
equipments and munitions which aie essential
to the effectiveness of a military force in the
field. With no provision for the pay of
troops, the contracts ol enlistment would
be bioken, and the srmy must in effect b
dipbauded, the consequent of which would
be so disastrous as todeinmd all possible ef
forts to avert the culumity,
it is not merely thit the officers and en
listed men of th army are to be thus depriv
ed of ihe pay and emoluments to which they
are entitled by slunditiglaw , that the cou
Ktrttctiou of arms at the public armories the
reiair aud construction ot ont nance at
the arsenals, and the manufacture of mili
tary clothing and camp equipage, must be
discontinued, and the persons connected
with this branch of the public service, thus
be denrived suddenly of employment essen
tial to their subsis tenie ; nor it is merely the
waste consequent on the toned abandon
meut of the seabord fortifications, and of
the interior military poslsand otherestablUh
ments, in the enormous expense of recruiting
and re-orgHnmng the army, ai.a again ill
tribtitinii it over the vabi regions which it
now occupies. These are evils winch may ;
it ' 'rue, be repaired herealier, by taxes tm
powd on the country.
But oihm IW am involved, which no
expenditures, however lavish, could remedy
in comparison with which local and person
al injuries or interests sink into insignifi
cance. A great part of the army U siiuated on
the remote frontier, or in the deserts and
mountains of the interor. To discharge
large bodies of men in such places, without
the means of tegaitiing their homes,and whew
lew if any, could obtain subsistence by hon
est industrv, would be lo subject them, to
sulT ring and temptation, with disregard
of justice and right most derogatory to the
In the Territories of Washington and Ore
gon numerous bsmU of Indians are in arms
and are waging a warof extermination against
the white inhabitants; aud although our
troops are actively canying on the campaign
we have no intelligence as yei of a success
ful result. On the west, uotwiihstand.
ing the imposing display of military lorce
recently made there, and the chaaiismeni in
filled on the rebellious tribes others, far
lrom beins dismared, have manifested hos
tile intentions, and been guilty of outrages
which, il nol desired to provoke a conflict,
serve to show that the apprehension ot it is
insufficient wholly to restrain their vicious
propenMiies. A strong force iu trie State ot
Texas has produced the temporary suspen
sion of hostilities there ; but in New Mexico
incessant sctivity on the part of the troops
is required to keep in check me marauding
tribes w-hich infest that Territory. The hos
tile Indians have not been removed from the
State of Florida: and the withdrawal of
the troops there Irom leaving that object uu-
accomplished, would be most injurious to
the iuhabitants, and branch of the positive
eucai'emeut of the eeueral government.
n. . . " ... .i t
lo reiute supplies w me army, uiereiurc,
isto cum tel the comolete cessation of all
its operations, and its practical disband
meni, and thus to invite hordes of predatory
savages from the western plains ami the R.
Mountains to spread devastation along
froutierol more than four tbouaand miles in
extent, ami to delive up the sparse popu
lalion of a ml tract of country to rapine
Such, in substance, would be the direct and
immediate effects of the refusal of Congress
for trie first time iu the history of the gov
ernment, to grant supplies for the maiuteu
ane of the army ; the inevitable waste
millions of public treasure ; the infliction
ol extreme w rong upon all persons connected
with the military establishment by service
emi)lovii.eut. or contracts ; ihe recall ol our
lorces Irom the field ; ihe learful sacrifice
ul lileaud incalculable distrucliou of pro
perty on the remote frontiers ; the striking
ol our ualionnl flagon the battlements
the loriresees which deleud our maiitime
cities igaiufct foreign invaaion ; the violation
ol public honor aud good Inilh ; aud the dis
credit of the United Stales in the eyes
the civilized world.
1 confidently trust that these considerations
and others . appertaining to the domestic
pear of lbs couuln which cannot tail
suggest themselves to every patriotic mind,
will, on reflection, be duly appreciated by
both bouses ol Congress, aud induce the
enactment ; of the requisite provisions
law loMhe support ol ihe army oi the U.
WASHINGTON, August 21, 1856.
ArWhen Laiaoua. the celebrated Chinese
artist, was asked his opinion of. a English
belie at Canton, bis. reply rat characteristic
of a Chinaman's idea of temale beamy
' Her face is too blue, too large i she's . too
lalf; yi ya, aer face ulka (meauiug ; her
coiu usance was expressive,) .and aba has
feet to huge that ib cia wbuloo jboh, ;-3
Miscellaneous Articles. [From the Hartford (Conn.) Times.]
Fall of the "Old Charter Oak."
The famous old Charter Oak of this city,
so noted in song and history, fell with a
tremendous crash during the great storm at
quarter befoi one o'clock ibis morning, Adg
gul8l. This noDte.oia tree sioou upon me ueau
tiful grounds of Hon. Isaac W. Stuart, late
the Wyllys' esUte, in the southern part of
the city. About three years ago some boys
built a fire in ihe hollow ol this tree, which
burn out the punk, snd though it wss feared
that Hits w ould kill it sucn was not tne laci.
Fresh sprouts sprung out the next spring,
and Mr. Stuart took great pains lo preserve
tlilf valued re uc oi me oriental lurvaia ui
New Euglapd.but more especially interest-
tug as tne tree in w uicn iiieum oiiubu snor
ter of Counetticul was secreted aud preter-
veil. At this time the hollow in the trunk
of the old oak was so Urge that a fire com
pany of twenty-seven full grown men stood
up in it together. ' - !
Mr. Stuari had a stout door made to shut
up ibeeutrauce, aud he also placed tin caps
upon the stumps of broken limbs, and lor
the oast three or four years fresh sprouts have
growu upon most of its limbs-, tbougli other
limns were aecaying, ni ioe unit ui us
fall, young and fresh acorns were growing
on every partol it. Thousands of people
are visiting tne tree.sno cringing away sucn
springs and parts ol limbs as Mr. Stuart
Watchman Butler says he stood at the
head of the street at the time of the ciasli.
The wind had been blowing freshly from the
north-weal for an hour or more, lie mat
heard a luid ciack, and saw the Old Oak
swaying in the breeze ; a crackling noise
followed, then the crafc-atl within the space
of hall a minute aud the famous monarch
of the lorest, whose history is so intimately
intwined in that of Connecticut, was pros
trate uuon the earth I' Una thousand years
Bgo, witen il was iu Ihe prime ol lite when
its years were nan nuinoereu ii "
ing branches haif'sported iu fieri" storm
and more iwili-wtngeu winu. ui now,
since lull two thousand yer have smiled
aud waned upon iiayoum, iw prune auu iui
decline, it bad become gray and uecrepu,
but still was tenacious oi me ; n tun ciu.i8
to tlie lovely spot which gave it birth, by us
far-reaching root running a long way up
into the beautiful hillside and dowuward
lothesharpcut below. Firmly, ay, proudly
the Oak stook, seemingly concious that na
ture hed marked out lor its own accoutmoda-
i f the most eiichauiiug retreats in
ha St,t and destiny had accou'ed to it a
miable and everylasiiua hiatoiy in the otorv
ni Cunaecticut one ol the patriotic and
.riwual thirteen Slates of the Union
Proudly it bad stood, and when tottering
with Bj.e and reduced 'o-a mere sliell of a
few inches, by ihe steadi inroads ol Time
itself, it still clung with loudness to the
loved spot on which Uhad witnessed the
decav 'and downfall of. many ot. Us as.
cn.-i.iMi the oath and W bloody wars ol
the red mm .and Ihe red man's decay the birth.
and death of ol generations oi tne wnue
man, whose ax had cut away its towering
comrades of 'the olden Mine. But while
.irorviim a lair exterior, it ws inwardly
washing o way, and w is obliged lo yield as
thousands that had preceded it.
Belore Governor Wyllys came to America
he sent his steward lorwaru to prepare
ulace lor his residence. As he wis cuttiug
awav the trees upon the hill-sideol the ueau
tirur"VVrllvfc Place." a deputation of In
dium t ame to him and requested that ne
would Roara this old hollow Uak. lhey
declared that it bad beeu the guide of their
Mii 3tor fur remuries. It was soared, to
bit ti.isdav. haviue finally yielded to toe
process ot natural decay, . .
Trie tree measured thirty-three in circum
y f U w w
ferencd at the bottom, arid it has broken oil
so as to leave eight leet of stump on one side
aud six leet on the otner-me stump measuring
tuientv.nne fxt in circumiereuce at its
Sufficient returns have been received
warrant '.he announcement of the election
of the following Slate ticket:
fio7ernor.. Truston Polk.Dem.
' Lieut. Governor. Hancock Jackson.Dem
Attorney General- .Benj. F. Massey, Dem
Amlitor K. d. fitving, Dem.
Treasurer W. Buffington, Dem,
Thoahoreare all Democrats, and it
concede.1 that their majority (plurality! will
average 7,000 ever the American aud 15,000
nwr I ha BeutOll ticket.
The Conirressiooal districts have all been
h.trrt Irom and the new delegation, it ts be
lieved, will stand five ifcmocrats ana two
Amoricans. notcounting Akers, K. N., who
u elei ted simolv to fill a vacancy." The
newly elected delegation is a follows:
1st district. Blair, Buchanan Rep,
o,i m ...Anderson, American
Phelps, D. re-elected
Carutbeis, " "
The Legislature will be Democratic, secur
ing two Democratic United States Senators,
Ti Rkntom Electoral ticket has been with
drawn siuce the State election aud the two
whigs of the Democracy reunited upon
Buchanan ticket. '
, A shooting-match receiilly came
near Paris, beiweeu uapi. .iciuii8iuh u
. i-toiv n-tumed frv-m Turkey, and Lieut.
fnr a nurse of bOO Iraucs, to be de
cided by the shooting of twemy-five pig
twa.with single bullets, al a distance
Oi.e hundred and fifiy yarils. Lieui,.Arnaud
used one of Minie's improved rifles, aud kil
led eighteea birds outol t: s tweutyfiveXa;..
tian Guerusey used one of the English mili
tary rifles, now used in the Brush army, aud
ki'led twenty-four out of the tweuty-five,
only missing the last shot. , Mr. King, who
won the 1.000 in Saratoga, last Friday, on
waget that be could -kill eighty out ol on
huuded pigeon, -, "on the wing;" is a party
to anotbei uiatch of 1,000 a side, the bet
that Mr. King canuot kill . 85 birds,
single ibots, outotlOO. The ahootuigwill
probably take place on Thursday, Jao ,21ft
[From Galignani's Messenger, Aug. 2.]
History of Russian Crown Diamonds.
. monda . ; ,
The Crown Treasury of the Cztri at Mos
cow; contains precious stones of coasiderably
amount The two most considerable are
diamonds, one the size of a pigeon's egg row
cut. The Russians Bave given it the Dame
of the Orlnff. The other has the torn ol an
irregular prism, and is of the size and almost
Ihe length of little finger; il bears the namae
of the Shah, and its history is as follows:
It formerly belonged to Uie feopbis.. and was
one of two enormous diamonds which orna
mented the throne of Nadir Shah, and which
were designated by the Persians by the names
of "Sun of the Sea" and 'Moon of the
Mountains.". Wben Nadir, was assassinated
his treasures were pillaged, and his piccious
stones divided among a few soldiers, whu
rarelully concealed then). An Armenian
named Shafras resided at that period at Bus
sore -with bis two brothers. One day an
Affghancame to bim and offered for sale the
lare diamond, "The Moon of the Moun-
as well as an emerald ,s ruby of fabu-
lous size, a sapphire of the finest water, cal
led by the Persians the "Eye of Allah,'' and
a number of other stones, for the whole of
which be asked such a moderate sum that
Shafras suspected that they had not been
honestly come by, and told bim to call agaiu,
as he had not the money in the house. :
The Afighan, tearing that ahairas was ge
ingtoact witti treachery toward him, left
the plaje and could not again be found, al
though the three brothers made every - seared
for him. i Some years' afterward the aider
brolher met the man at Bagdad, who told
him that he had just sold all his precious
sioues lor sixiy-five thousand piasters and a
pair of valuable hor-ei Shafras had the res
idence of the purcliaser. who was a Jew,
pointed out U him, and be went to him ami
offered him double the price he had given for
litem, but was refused. The three brothers
then sgeeed lo murder the Jew and rob him
of tiis purchase, which they did, and on the
!av tallowing poisoned Affghan, and threw
tlieir bodies into the river. A dispute soon
a Her arose between the brothers' as to the
ivisiouof the spoil, which terminated in
Shafras tea ing rid of his two brothers, by
poison, alter which lie flea to unstantuiople
and thence to Holland, where he made known
the riches he itossessed. and offered them for
sale lo the different courts of Europe. Cath
erine 11, proposed to buy the Moon of the
Mountains only. Shafraa was requested to go
to Russia, and he was introduced lothe Court
jeweler. 1 he terms demanded by Shafras
were letters of nobility, a life annuity of
ten thousand roubles, and five hundred thou
sand roubles, payable by equal installments,1
in ten years. . Lount Baniu, who waa men
minister, delayed the settlement Of the bar
gam as long as possible, and in the mean
tune had the Armenian led into such exiav-
atences that, he fell into debt, and when the
Minister louud that be had no means of pay -iug
what be owed be abruptly broke off the
negotiation. ; Shafras, according to tba laws
ol the country, could, not leave until his
debts should be paid, and the court jeweler
prepared to take advantage o! his embarrass-
ineutsaud intended that the diamond should
tall into bis hands for a fourth of iu value.
Shafras, however, discovered the trap that had
ueeu laiu tot nun, and, disposing ol some of
uie less valuable stones among Ins country
men, paid bis debts anddisappeared. Agents
were seut alter hiu. who had even orders to
assussiuate aud iob him. but he escaned
them. ' ' -'
leu years after, while hewas at Astrachan.
renewed oders were maJe to him, but he rt
I used to enter into any negotiout-unless the
bargain should beseilledaiSmyrna.. Cath
arine accepted, and became tlie possessor of
me uiamoua tor letters iu nooiniv, ouu,uuu
roubles aud 170,000 paper roubles, making
together bouta,&00,000 francs.,. Shafras,
nut being abb to return to his country .where
he would have to give an account
ol two homicides aud two fratricides, fixed
himsell at Astracban,. where be married a
country woman of bis, and bad seven daugh
ters. Une ol an sons-iu-law poisoned bim
lor ihe sake of possessing .his share of his
properly. The immense fotune which the
murdeier had acquired (irom tea- to tweve
millions) was divided aud soon spent by bis
successors, and several of the grandchildren
ol Shafras are now living at Astrachan iu
abject misery. . . . w
PaETTt-Shaip. VVe see it stAted that a
few hours before the adjournment of Congress
Mr. Akers, the newly elected representative
Irom' the Fifth District of Missouri, to sup
ply the vacancy occasioned by the death of
Hon. John u. aimer, maue nis appearance
in the Hall of the House. ,. Mr., Akers was
elected on the 4th inst., but the official re
turns could hardly have been received at
Jefferson City, wben Mr." Akers left post
haste lor Washington to . gran- his l flW oi
32,000 mileage.; He arrived two or three
hours before the session closed., just in time
to clutch it. aud put' out for home again with
his bag under his arm. As the compensation
bill iust passed is relrospecuie in its opera
lion, it is perhaps probable that Mr. Akers
will claim pay lor me wuuic session:
Bits or a Battlrsbake Cubed bt Wots
bet. Two small colored boys, belonging to
Moil Mtddleton; esq., were! bitten by a rat
tlesnake as bis plantation, a few miles from
Savannah, on Saturday night last. They
walking together and trod upon the reptile,
which immediately inserted iu fangs in tlie
foot ofouect aukle of tbeother. The overseer,
a colored man, upon hearing their cries, went
to their assistance. He drencned the Utile
sufferers thoroughly with whiskey, and hur
ried their wounded feet in the earth, keeping
-it well tnoiftod around them;- In tbis situa
tion, and perfectly stupid from the effect of
the spirits, they were kept Tor several hours,
aod wben heard from liat they were doing
well aud considered entirely out ol (unger.
Savannh(Ga.) Republican. , .
.t frT On a lata excursion, up the Mississ
ippi, a gentleman in the wash-room said to
ihorantain nf, thu boaL -"Can vou live me
a dean toweU Ceptainr -'No," said the
captain, "more than fifty passengers have us
ed the towel there, and you are the first one
that sam a word about It," J.: t-:,v
v Dito. of , Frenjontism the Albany, State
A Girl Man—A Curious Case
One of ihe most singular instancr of die
guise, as regards trx. came to the k no w led ire ,
of the polios yesterday. A young, , well-.
dressed and seemingly modest girl came to
lo the Fifth Ward Station-house yeslerdsy
and asked to be sen I back to ber family in '
Buffalo as she bad do means of support .
Capt, Carpeuter questioned the seeming girl
ss to her history, wheat after some hesitation
he was in formed that a male in disguise waa '
talking to bim. He did not believe the :
story but sent the confessed young gentle. .
msn to. the cnietotpcers woo wen equally -incredulous.
The seeming girl was of tall
and sleuder shape, wi:b mild blue eyes, and
soft, feminine cheeks and chin, without
a sign of beard being visible. Ihe bair 4
wss long and done up behind like a woman's,
and even the shoulders and bust were these
of a young female. The party wss taken
from one office to another, but wss pronoun
ced a female by all who saw her. There
was but one way of settling the matter defi
nitely, and one of the officers who wai un
derstood to be a connoitseur in such mat
ters, made the necessary investigations, and
certified that the party was a mole .without
any question. The young gentleman was
interrogated as to bis history, and be stated
that he was a native ol Albany, and about
nineteen year of age. His business was
that of a cigar-makeribut be verv often travel,
ed a road as a woinot as be liked the drets
and (ell more at home in it than ia the male,
costume. He found himself in the city yester- -
day without money, & was force 1 to make but
atory k now n in order to get means to tatse ni m .
on to Buffalo, where a portion of his family
resided, lie gave his name as UhariescUrua.
tlie young gentleman was taken up to
Mayor Wood and introduced to bim, other '
noteworthy persons in the City Hall, and
Curtis was pronounced on all hands a most
womierlui couuterleit woman, umcer Mas
terton was instructed to take him to the Erie
Railroad Depot and procure for him a free .
pa-s over the toad to Buffalo if possible; ,
but the railroad people were incredulous as
to the sex of C'.rtis, and would not grant
free passage un'il they also made a personal
examination to assure themselves of the truth
of what the seeuiinggirl said.- Intheeven-
ing Curtis took his departure iu Uie Erie
train, without changing his costume. The
officers pronounce this the Most extraordinary
ca of tlie kind they ever had to do with.- -1
A Girl Man—A Curious Case N. Y. Herald Aug. 19.
A Kissitco Item. A young gentlemaa
residing in the neighborhood of Richmond,
had occasion a short time since to drive hie '
pretty cousin JBinny down to Windsor in a
gig. Little Charley, a brother of Fanny,
accompanied and sat between them in the
gig, but aa he waa only five or six years of
sge, was considered nobody. Unfortunate
ly, however, the urchin had got a new hat '
that very day, of which he was exceedingly
proud, . Finding on his arrival at Windsor,
that it had sustained some injury during the
journey, he rushed to his mamma and said:
"I declare, mamma, I'll never ride in a gig '
between, cousin George and sister Fanny
again!" r "Why so, my dear I" inquired his
mother. . "Because," be replied, "they've
crushed my new hat all to pieces, with
leaning over me to kiss each other, all the
giniun. . - , .
A Clergtmar in a Fix. The Albany
Knickerbocker states that a few evenings
since a young lady of that city took the "
steamer Isaac Newton, at New York, for
home. Being alone, a venerable stranger ,
on board rather forced an acquaintance and
made a proposition unbecoming a gentle.
man. The young lady sought retuge in ncr
state room. . The 'next evening after her ,
arrival at Albany, she had occasion to make ,
call t a friend's house in the vicinity of
her residence, when she was introduced to 1
Rev. Mr. .. - of Saratoga County,Nth
very man whoae advances on the steamer
she was obliged to indignantly repel. -
Caught a Bumble-bee. Fremont. in hit
official report of hia travels across the Rocky .
Mountains, gravely informs the Government
that on one of the highest peaks be caught '
a bumble-bee I On the 4th of November
next be will catch a Tartar I .
'Miss Dubois, what is your opinion of
the weather! I think it intends to clear.
Do you agree with me !
'I do, indeed, and wish some folks would -
follow the weather's example, and clear,
Mr. Scofield seized his hat and has not
been seen In that street since.-
The principal Kansas correspondent of
the New York Tribune, it is said, has beet)
arrested as B horse-thief.
L , , t j, ..nil i i . !
n COT Mrt. Bnubblecht (oo her daughter,
Laura) "It was very wrong of you, Laura,
to waltz with young Jolly. Your papa was
Jreaty shocked, He says be has met young
oily in the city.ic placet where no decent
young man would ever be seeu l" ,i ? v
i Laura '-Well, what wss papa doing ia
those place? then ! , Isn't be a proper as
sociate?" Mrs. SnuMfeeAs-'My love, you abouldn't
ask such Questions. You know, with bim,
its quite different. -; . .. .; , -
fO" When the Widow Wiseacre survey
ed the funeral pomp which escorted oer'dear
departed" to the grave she said Ah 1 bow
delighted my poor husband would! be to sea
this : be was always to fond of ceremo
CCT "Bob, you say that vou believe moat
.diseases are contagious. How long have
you entertained such notional' ' "Ever
since I sat alongside of a -bfnfered girl
and esitght the palpitation of the heart."
fjTMen are like bugles the mora brast
they contain the fuither you cao hear then.
Women are tike tulips the snore modest
and retired Iher- appear the better you love
then -V--J :.,. ..' i .7
n03r"Wlgg!nB, what era of the world
history do you segtrd with the deepest hog.
rorV'i .fv '.j' t'i'xii ? .:;. ir-.
c "The eJblsrs!. gupeal j Wrgjint, wiU:
ipassioaic souooer..' ,t - .;a ,r u-v -