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THE ILLINOIS FREE TRADER.
sers torn to fragments, and ray hat was
spoiled ; and, moreover, I sat shivering in
the garments which remained. So I, in
my turn, levied on a cow that was milk
ing, and having improved her juice very
much by the addition of soma rum, 1 kuI
down under the "portico,' and smoked the
cigar of meditation.
- "The wall of the portico were, as usu
al, scribbled over by those who would
gain cheap celebrity. I always read these
productions ; they arc pages of human
life. The majority of the scribblers leave
a name and nothing more ; beyond that,
some few of their productions are witty.
some sententious, mostly gross."
- Learning is ait ornament in prosperity,
nTefuge in adversity, and the best pto
vision in old age.
"JUSTICE AND EQUALITY."
THE FREE TRADER.
Weaver Si Ilkr, editors.
Ottawa, III., l-ritlav. ivrrabrr 10. 119.
'J hit Result.
. This week wo a rc able to give the returns of the
elections in the different states to a Miflicicnt ex
tent to show that Gen. Harrison has been elected
President of the I'niteJ Stales. Jluniiliatinir us
ihiu result may be to most of our readers, we can
assure them that it is as much so to us, and none
"an regret it more than we do. We regret it, not on
account of any personal hostility to lien. Harri
son, but on account of tho odious doctrines with
which he is identified, and the discreditable means
mode use of to secure his election. . We regret it,
loo, because men who have ever been the invctc.
rate opponents of our free institutions, and who,
in i'tnnes that tried men's souls," were found on
tlie side of the enemy, and illuminated our coast
with "blue light," will now be placed at tho head
f affairs, to rule and direct thoso who fought long
and hard to achieve the liberties we enjoy. .
But, bo it so ! The people have willed it, and
let no ono murmur. The Democracy have been
drfruted, 'tis true, but, thank (Jod f not destroyed.
The enemy have taken but the outer posts the
centre column is still firm, and, ns a beacon light,
will safely guide the democracy through the durk
and loworlng cloud of adversity. VimniA,
"ihn mother of states," the homo of Washington,
fT JefTcrson, of Madison, and Monroe, amid the
almost general crash around her still stands proud
ly erect, true to her fame and truo to her princi
ples. And Pe!srLVANiV'thcKeystoneofthc
Arch," probably too, remains firm, and has
uifiiin sustained tho great, pruiuipl. of Do
With such states may not the young and gal;
lant democratic state of Illinois be proud to bo on
the side of the minority t To stand Jy them do
fated, is more honor than t bo without them
rinfnriour. We will drink with them the bitter
chalice of defeat, well assured that' our season
of adversity, though it may be severo, will soon
hive mi end, when tho democracy wilt riso from
ils- ruins, brighter, better, purer, stronger thun
ever! ' "' r.- "
. Tcw York. ,'
We' have but partial returns from this stale,
and conscouentlv -feannnt numnm ,'n tnlilo niiv
i r - j
thing like correct for to-day's paper, but suiTiccnt
infurmHtion has keen received to warrant the con
clusion that this state has gone for Harrison by
from 8 to 12,000 majority.
We have returns from this state, nearly com
plete, which will be found in another column.
It will be discovered that tho Democrats have
probably ? carried tho state,, but by a reduced
majority. .'. ..
We tiavo not jocetvod complete ri turns from
this statu but will h'ivo them in our next. Tho
Democrats have triumphed, beyond a doubt, by a
majority of from 1000 to 2000.
This state, apparently, lias gone for Harrison
by a large majority. We have no complcto re
turns, but tho Whigs claim from 6000 to 8000.
This state has gone for tho Democrats by a
large majority, varying from 6000 to NOOl).
1 )." . Kenliifkjr
Ha gone for Harrison by a largo majority-
probably increased since the 8tate election
' . ; OhU
Ha gone for Harrison by an increased majori
ty.,. Say 20,000. ,
. iNdlnsm i
lis 8no for Hurruon beyond question. The
return are slow coming in from tho fact that
li'.tlo interest l manifusted ruspcetiuj the re
sult. . Harrisou will carry the state by about
jo,ocd. . . , .
,, . ; ! t Michigan.
This state ho gone for Harrison by a reduced
majority since tho ato Bute election.
I ! - .:, Maine. .
The result in this state is somewhat doubtful,
but w are of opinion that tlie Whigi have ear-
fied it. ; , .....
. ' - LmUImbi 4k MlwUilppl. ;
' Some of the Whig papers claim both of these
states, but a it is ioipMsibla to have correct re
turn from either of them, we refrain froiuexpres
ring an opinion respecting them. The probabili
ty is, however, that titcy liave both gone against
' ' 'f, CfcaafCtlWlt ,1, t ' ,
This Ule hu gone for HxTUtm by. majority
ot M, I UZTtfft U the ' P-JHtol. of the
ktirl ' Cnmcnt, l unnec ssary ' '
''..! Vr'.,:'''v "C2lr Wfcsa, .,' ' .,,t . ,i
TTii tisle hss gone In Huiriwrt by" icrtid
This state has gone for Harrison by a imtjoriiy
of 4,691, according to the X. Y. Express of the
Of "broad scat' memory, hut gone for Harrison
Iy a rrpnrtf J majority of 2,285.
Thin stale remains unshaken in her devotion to
the cause of Democracy. She has given her elec
toral vole to .Mr. Yaa Burcn ly tin increased
Young nnd Cinllaul Iriuvcralic lllinoN.
V e have Intf few additional returns for to-day'
i'uour, but sufficient have been received toestimatc
Mr. Van Duren's majority at ultout 1,000. We
publish the table this week with scerul correc
tions, ami shall publish it again win. n the official
result is known.
" I'eaii-ie Wd-ic Itrdrrinrd !' -
The Democrats of Northern Illinois are much
indebted Utile whig press of this state, and, in par
euliir, to the Peoria Kecrisfcr, for po artfully du
ct iving their friends into the belief that the ' Prai
rie State" had gone for Harrison. This innocent
e piece of whig deception has caused a num
ber of democrats in these "diggins" to lind them
selves plus a variety of huts, coats, boots, Ac;
also, & few choice sections of land and some town
lots, together with a goodly amount of the "hard
ctull'." "The Prairie State Kcdeemed !" !! Think
of it, ye whig ! speak of it whistle it sing it
drinh it chuckle it cry it !
We have been informed that the bones of a man
and several articles of wearing apparel, were found
a few davs ago about half a mile north of Mr
Pinuey's tai-ern, on tho river road between this
place and Chicago. The remains indicate that
he w as a largo man and of middle age, his teeth
being all sound mid little worn. A Binull brass
pistol, loaded, and stuck somewhat decayed, and
a number of wooden buttons, wcro nlso among
tho rcinuiiM. They were found on a piece of low .
marshy ground, covered with grass, and appeared
lo have lain there same 10 or 12 mouths. How
the individual came to his death is involved in
mystery. He was, pcrluips, murdered, or, which
seems more Jikely, Iro.a M diuth last winter.
This publication is made iisjthe hope that it may
lead to the discovery of tho individual's name,
tho cause of his death, or of his friends and relat
ives, who may not bo indifferent as to his fate.
NEWS BY THE MAILS.
lliivccm'on. The Globe says: "A vote was
taken in Alexandria, in tho District of Columbia,
on the ipjcstion of retrocession to Virginia, and
carried by a vote ofCl5 for retrocession, to 117
An Old Luily. There is said to be now living
in Moscow, a widow, who has nttuined her one
hundred and fifty-seventh year. When one hun
dred and twenty-three sho married her fifth litis-
bund. She is still in possession of all her facul
ties J'itmpd'uii. Tho liichniuni Cuiiijriltrr, after
giving a favorable statement as to the condition of
the banks of that State, expresses the opinion
that the South will bo ready to follow Philadel
phia snd llollimore, and to resume and maintain
specie payments, after the first of January next.
Minister to Austria. Benjamin C. Howard, of
Baltimore, has been appointed Minister to Aus
tria, in tho plat o of Henry A. Muhlenberg, re
signed. More Cuimtcrfcito.'la Philadelphia Spirit
of tho Times says: " Counterfeit fives tire in cir
culation on the Bank of Warsaw, at Genesee, an
institution established under the free banking
law of New York. They may be easily detect
ed by the vignette, which has a representation of
cattle and a man on horseback, and is entirely
different from tho original. On the right baud
side of the bill there is a likeness of Franklin, ond
on tho left, near the bottom, ono of Washing
Flurida Trmtia.-'t notice tho arrival at
New Orleans of a number of troops destined for
Florida. They are accompanied by somo dozen
or more Seminole chieftains from the settlements
west of tho Mississippi, who are going on with the
dcbigu of cll'ecting a peaceable settlement of diffi
culties, if they can.
Swritt i f Provisions. Jamaica papers to the
9th ult., received nt New Y'ork, mention that the
Island of Hayti was suffering from a scarcity of
provisions, and that thero had been a riot nt Pal
mouth caused by tho complaints of a colored man
on board a vessel from Halifux, of ill treatment by
his captain. The colored people mobbed tho cap
tain, but he was rescued by the police.
R'totle Island S.mulur. On tho 20ilt ultimo
James F. Simmons, of Johnson, was elected U.
S. Senator, in the place of Asher Bobbin ; for six
year from the 4th of March next. He is o whig.
M'ltoiiri L'ghluttire. The Jefferson Kepubli
can says: "On the 6th instant the Legislature of
this State commenced its eleventh biennial ses
sion. Wo believe that there has never been bet
ter preparation for the convenience of this body ;
our tavern-keepers and boarding-houses appear to
be sparing no pain to render tho situation of
hoarder agreeable. Tho new State House, ul
though not entirely finished, is in astute of sulH
cient forwurdncs for the convenient reception of
the General Assembly.
Hu tting of Htuva. -Tho Philadelphia Gazette,
relate an instance of the bursting of a stove from
covering up the fire. It was a large cannon
stove in the laboratory of a chemist, and had been
partly filled with damp antharvito coal placed
on ignited coal, and the wholo covered with
ashr. In an hour or so afterwards a tremendous
explosion occurred, and on catering the lubratory
tlie stove was found blown in pieces, and the pipe
split asunder to tho ceiling. The pheomeiioo is
attribute wih accumulation of gas In the stove
before the Are burst Into a ,amo, and whon tho
flame touched it tho explosion followed. The
T H at?f$,Zn,Ant-.WMjT'! ,r? i" IfC1? na 11,0 d,iwn pro
Factitive from Justice Arrested. 'The Phiadcl
phia Spirit of the Time My: "A young man
named Elias Wullack, was arrested in a tavern
where he was attending bar, at the instance of a
Mr. Simmons, of Gallatin county, Illinois, upon
a charagc of robbing him (Simmons) of a pocket
book, containiug $')00. The robbery was alleged
to have been perpetrated sonic months since in
Illinois while Mr. Simmons Wfis sleeping in the
same room w ith the defendant, who was a friend
of his and employed by him in selling goods that
were entrusted to him. After roniiuittlng the rol
bery on expressing contrition, Simmons forgave
him, and again entrusted him wiiu a nuantily of
goods to sell. He went oil' with the goods, and
was never heard of till discovered by accident.
The circumstances connected with the case show
illogi ihur a combination of villany uu J ingrutl
tude rarely to be met with. Wallace w as taken
before Alderman I3ra.cr, and committed to Moy-
.Imensing to await the demand of the tioernor (if
StcmnlMit Sunk. A lew ilavs ago the stea
mer Troy was sunk in the Ohio river between
Portsmouth and (irccniijisburg. She. was filled
w ith dry goods anil other merchandise for Cincin
nati, about half of which was got out."
Xmdnieul. W'c learn from the Austin (Texas)
Sentinel, that a gentleman in the vicinity of Dus
trop, has found three young leopards, w hich he is
endeavoring to raise. Two gentlemen from San
Antouia, recently saw a hyena on the bunks of
the Cibola. A great many skins of animal.., to
us unknown, ami not described in w orks of natu
ral history, were taken from the Camanehes in the
recent engagement. When further discoveries
are made in this country, u moht inteiesting lield
of impiiry will be opened to the zoologist.
E :l'jna. According to lJgleman's ralculatiou
there will be six eclipses next year-rfour of the
sun and two of the moon, both total ntid visible
in this country. One tal.es place on the 5th of
Pebru irv, and the other on the 2d ef August.
Ciriotix Ihnnct. A bonnet iscxhibitiiig at the
Institute in Niblo's Garden, New York, made of
melon seed. It contains 8,7(53 seeds uml 17.770
stitches, each taken with a needle ! This ij a
monument of both patience and industry.
Arrest, Thomas Cook, for whu.se arrest the
Governor of Mississippi has offered a reward of
J300, and who is charged with the murder of John
Row, in Iliues county, about the lib of June
last, was on the 12th ultimo urresled at Xew Or
leans, and sent back to Mississippi.
l orcign .cs.
The puckct-ship New York, Capt. Baistow,
arrived ut New ork on the 2d inst. from Eng
land, bringing London dutes up to the 7th ult.
For the news that follows we arc indebted to the
New York Herald.
This intelligence bnuthes of war in the East
and disturbance mid revolution in France. The
most important point is the contc!.t between
the war and Peace party in Paris. Thiers is at
the head of the war parly Louis Philippe of the
peace party. Tho destruction of Bey rout has
exasperated the French people, and they cry for
wur and if war is noi given tlicni, they will n.ost
like proceed to revolution.
The corn crops of Europe have turned out w ell,
but their money market is in a very deranged
state, in consequence of tho menacing position of
affairs in Europe and the East.
Tun Kast. A letter from Malta, Septrmut." I
27th, 1810, says, "Last night the Prometheus
steamer arrived from tho squadron off Beyrout.
On tho 19th, hostilities against Mehcmct Ali
were commenced by firing ut Beyrout; on the
following day the whole of the squadron bombar
ded the place, and, it is said, from one to two
thousand of the inhabitants were destroyed by the
shot and tho fulling of tho buildings. All the
British merchants had previously embarked ; their
warehouses on shore had been plundered by the
Egyptian troops, us also tho American Consulate.
After the bonibaMment, tho, place being unte
nable bombarded for two days tho Egyptian
troops evacuated. Fifteen hundred British ma
rines, under Commodore Napier, three hundred
Austrian marines, and about eight thousand Turk
ish troops, besides the British Artillery, Sappers,
and Miners, had been encamped within entrench
ment at Dgouni. Ibrahim Pasha was in tho vi
cinity with his army, and somo trilling skirmish
es of outposts had taken place.
M. Desmelot.e, tho Consul' Deputy, who in
habited a country house near Beyrout, hoisted the
French (lag on his house. Tho English fired
upon it; five balls struck it, and knoikcd down a
part of the wall.; the string which held the flag
was severed by tho projectiles, but the flag re
mained entire. On Solinmns Pasha's advice, M,
Desmeloize retired to Sudu, in that General's
On the 14th the firing was continued, and a
French vessel was obliged to leave, on tho orders
of the English. M. Desmeloize, having demand
ed of the British Consul by what right such acts
were committed when the commercial blockade
was not declared, they replied that it was a blockade
liko another, and that no veel was cither allow
cd to enter onto go out. M. Desmeloize immedi
ately drew up a protest, which he sent to the Consul-General
at Alexandria. 1
All tho Europeans w ho are established in Bey
rout evinced their indignation to the British na
tion, Mehcmct Ali remained iniinoveublo. M.
Coehelet, who was present when the despatches
were received, entreated him to preservo modera
tion, and by that mcuus keep right on his side
until tho end. k
Sept. 21. Tho Turkish flotilla, composed of
ono ship of the line, tw o frigates, two corvettes,
one brig and a steamer, accompanied by twenty
transport, had, aided by tho British squadron,
landed at two o'clock, 4000 Turks at Beyrout.
Tho Biitish ships, seven in number, hud Annull
ed a contingent of 200 men each. Notwithstand
ing the protection afforded by tho gun of
tho squadron, tho Turkish and British troop
which landed in Syria, have been completely de
feated by the fcgypliiut force. Tho details of
this affair are nut yet known, but it is positive
Every day tho new thut the Turkish troop
vinces demand to go over to Ibrahim Pa.lia's
command, is confirmed.
l.o.vnux, Oct. C. The excitement and angry
fueling "Which (he first announcement of the de
struction of Beyrout caused, appears to be in no
degree moderated. Even those papers which had
heretofore expressed a cordiul desire for the main
tenance of peace, represent the attack made upon
Beyrout, before Mehcmct All's proposition, sug'
gested by the French Government, had received
due consideration, as an outrage upon the honor
of France. Such is the language of a nrw spajK-r
whose reported connection with M. Thiers gives
additional weight Hiid importance to ils opinion.
The Consiitutioniiel observes, that a sentiment
pervades the entire population of Paris, that the
National honor had been insulted ; and that this
feeling is strongly entertained by the general staff
of tho National Guard, and even by men know n,
not for their violent, but moderate opinions.
Oct. 7. A correspondent writes from Paris
that M. Thiers has already proposed and insisted,
in the Council, on a declaration of war, in send
ing troops to the Khine, and also to Alexandria,
in spite of the blockade. On these questions M.
Thiers was in the minority. On Monday or
Tuesday similar proposals will no doubt be made,
accompanied by offers of resignation. So that,
whatever he the result, the moment is critical.
The Grand difficulty of Louis Philippe is, to
find men who will be bold enough at tho present
crisis to accept office. The Ministry would have
to allay the present excitement; it would have to
combat M.Thiers, as the leader of what would be
termed the party of Nationality.
M. Thiers is, therefore to borrow again and
again M. Uoyer Collard's aphorivm the fatality
of the July monarehv. Thiers is both the Sevlla
iiul Chary bdis of Louis Philippe. By retaining
Thiers the barricade Monarch In) war; by re
jecting Thiers, Louis Philippe may have revolu
There is an ovciiuiid mail from Inditi, with dates
from Canton to the 5ih of June, but it brings no
thing later than the follow ing direct from China :
The Delhi, Capt. Crocker, arrived ut New York
on the 29th ult. from China, whence she sailed
on the 3d of June last.
It appears there had been no particular change
in the affairs between the- Chinese nnd English.
Neither Canton nor the forts of Bocca Tigris had
been battered down nor touched and Pekin was
safe. So tlie intelligence brought bv the Acadia
Ciipl. Crocker states that ho was in (.'anion on
the 2 J of June, and that then the British fleet was
hourly expected to arrive there. He stales, also,
thr.t on the 7th of June, when about "CO miles
from Maeos, he saw a steamer utanding towards
Canton, which betook to be one of the expedition.
He saw nothing of thi other vessels of war ; but
as they were every day expected at Macoa, nnd
as the steamer seen wos no doubt one of the leet,
it is fair to suppose that the squadron arrived in
the Chinese Seas a few days after the Delhi left.
The next news from China will, therefore, bo im
portant. I'ii'lccn Later!
Since the above was in type we received the
Herald coritainir the news brought by theBrittan
niu, which left Liverpool on the 2Cth ult. and ar
rived ut Boston on the morning of the 3d inst.
The. most important item of news is the attempt
upon the life of Louis Philippe.
The King was fired upon just ui the same spot
that the woman threw the stone into the king's
carriage some time since. The assa.-.sin's name
is Dunnes, and he is said to be a native of Mar
seilles, about -10 years of age. Ho is reported to
be wounded hi bis hand by the concussion. The
wenpen is alleged to have been a carabine. An
other version is, that he is undoubtedly insane.
The news spread like wildfire through Puris, and
groups were collected on the Boulevards, suggest
ing the probable motive of this attempt. Neither
the king nor any of the persons who accompanied
him was touched. The man was arrested and ad
mits his crime.
The tone of the French papers is still warlike,
anil .M. Thiers still presses the king to tuke mea
sures tantiimout to a declaration of w ar.
It is slated on the authority of privuto letters
thut the troops of the Allies which landed nt
Beyrout, were compelled to embark w ith a loss of
According to despatches from Alexandria the
English ships wero continuing to bombard the
smull towns of tho Syrian coast, nnd were land
ing Turks there. Tho latter had occupied Seidc,
Caiffa, and even Tripoli. Soliman Pasha remain
ed master of Beyrout, and Ibrahim had taken up
a strong position above the Turkish camp. No
decisive event was known at Alexandria up to
tho 3d ult.
Thero was an extensive fire nt Manchester,
England, on tho 17th of October.
It is asserted in a letter from Amsterdam that
since the abdication of William I. a deficit of
C3,000,000 florins, (about $30,000,000) hns been
found in the public accounts.
Prince Louis Napoleon has been sentenced to
perpetual imprisonment in a fortress.
We learnt the particulars, on yester
day, of one of the most heart-rending
calamities, that has ever occurred within
the limits of Wabash county. The moth
er of Mr. llcnj. F. Horde, of Evansville,
la., Ins sister and two children, started
from that place a couple of days since,
on a visit to some friends in this State.
They passed through this town on Tues
day last, on their way to their place of
uuBiiuiuioii, in a n uu two norso carriage,
driven by a mulatto man ; they had reach
ed tho Dotipas river, which, from the late
heavy rainsj was Bwollcn lo ait unusual
hciglvt, ond in attempting to reach the
bridge, by the road leading close along on
tho edge of tho river, and which we un
derstand, was covered with water, un
fortunately missed it and was precipitated
over tho bank into the raging "current,
and horrible to relate, the two ladies and
children were drowned, and also the' two
horses, the mulatto man was saved by
swimming and taking hold of a limb,
til relief came to his assistance,
The bodies of ono of the ladies and one
of the children have been found. Jf'a
A Mrs. Millioan was shot dead a few
days since while standing at her door in
Holivar street, Cleveland, Ohio, by
rifle hall, which was discharged by a lad
named Fisk, at a short distance from tlie
house. The ball passed through two
board fences, and the direction was thus
twice changed before it struck Mrs. Mil
lion, who expired immediately.
To the Meltlrrs.
It is tne luieniion oi our Democratic
Legislature t" ac r State Hank re
sume or close up its concerns. In ease
it should resume (and there is not n par
ticle ot honesty in its suspension) our
settlers can get specie without a cent of
shave money ; and they had better look
to this in season, as there is no knowing
how soon after the adjournment of the
Lcuislattire the bank may suspend again
When a bank suspends twice in three
years, the people have no guarantee that
it will not suspend the third time as soon
as the democratic Legislature, tlie fear ol
which compels it to resume, shall have
adjourned. Chicago Democrat.
I.ale from Kcw Oilcans.
Firk. The Uulletin of the olst of
October says : "About four o clock yes
terday morning the alarm of fire was giv
en, which proved to be in the steamboat
Empress, bound for St. Louts atul ready
to start. She was lying at the foot ol'
CJravior street the steamboats Kienzi,
Oceana, A:c. lvimr in tho same: liar. It
was thought advisable to cut the Empress
adrift, which was accordingly done. She
then drifted with the current and was
urged by the wind to the opposite side of
the river, and unfortunately brought up
alongside of tlie steamboat Monarch (rec
ently launched, after having undergone
thorough repairs,) and we regret to state
that in a few minutes the Monarch caught
fire and burned lo the water's dgc.'
The fire then communicated to the hull;
of tho lioonslick, which was also consum
ed ; and by the greatest dint of exertion
the Iluma, lying on the slocks at tho yard
of Messrs. llarroll fc Co., was saved,
with but little damage to the nftcreabin.
During tlie confusion on board the Mon
arch an explosion of gunpowder took
place on board the Empress, from the
forward hatch, which materially deterred
the efforts to save a portion of her cargo.
However, wc arc happy to slate that no
injury was sustained by tho persons in
the immediate vicinity. The hulks were
towed down by the feiry boat to tho flats
opposite Slaughter House point, and we
learn that an attempt will be made to save
the engines. We have not yet learnt
how the fire originated."
The I'icayune of the 30th of October
says : "The Empress was ow ned princi
pally in Frankfort), (ivy.) and partly in
St. Louts. She was commanded by
Capt. liajon, who never left the blazing
vessel until she was cast loose by the fer
ry boat and actually sinking. It is pos
sible that the fire of the Empress might
have been quenched on this side, but the
risk to the adjoining boats was so great
that tlie oilier crews cut her loose. The
loss of boat and cargo, which was princi
pally salt, is estimated at $30,000.
The Monarch was valued at 810,000,
upon which there was insurance to the
amount of $25,000."
A Nkgko Plot. TheN.O. Picayune
of the 28th ultimo says : '"A plan of re
volt has jusi been detected, among the
slaves in the Parish of Saint Martin.
Ten have been arrested on the informa
tion of u negro woman, wife of one of the
leaders. The chief, on being apprehend
ed, hung himself with his handkerchief.
It is said that two white men were con
cerned with them, and were to have fur
nished them with arms, nt a place in the
rear of St. Martinsville called IJig Woods.
Those who have been arrested are to be
tried in a few days, when, we sincerely
hope, that the poor slaves may be made
to tar, feather, and ride the white rascals,
who have misled them, upon rails, accor
ding tlie most approved decisions of
the venerable Lynch."
Lrgnl Plcasnnlrir. .
They originate more than half the cur
rent wit of the day in the Great West.
Thero is a racy freshness, moreover, about
the pleasantries of that region that is quite
delightful. From a late Missouri journal
we have clipped the following anecdote
of an eminent legal gentleman of that
Stato. If it be as new to the reader as it
is to us, 'we will guaranty his favorable
suffrage. Being once opposed to , Mr.
S , late member of Congress, ho re
marked as follows' to .'the jury upon a
point, of disagreement between them:
'Here my brother S -"and I differ.
Now this is very natural. . Men seldom
see things in the same light, nnd thoy
may disagree in opinion upon the simplest
principles of tho law, and that very ho
nestly; while, at the same lime, neither
can see any earthly reason why they
should and jhis merely becauso they
look at different sides of the subject, ami
do not view it in all its bearings. Sup
pose, for illustration, a man should come
in here, and boldly assert my brother
S head (hcrp he la;d his hand very
familiarly ' on. the large chueklchcad of his
un-topponont) is a squash i ', I, on the other
I hand, should maintain, and. perhaps with
equal confidence, that it is a head. Now
here would be a difference, undoubtedly!
an honest difference of opinion. We
might argue about it till doomsday r and
never agree. You often see men arguing
upon subjects as empty and trifling as
this ! Hut a third person coming in, and
looking at the neck and shoulders that
support it, would say at once that I had
reason on my 8ide ; for if it was not
Jiead, it at least occupied the place of
one, and stood where a head ought to be."
u!L ' i W3S HUcred ' the gravest and
most solemn manner imaginable, ad the
e licet was irrisistibly ludiorous.
nntta,ua U are. - Brittania ware
shouhl be hrst rubbed gently with a wool
len cloth and sweet oil ; then washed in
warm suds and rubbed with soft leather
and whiting. Thus treated, it will retain
its beauty to the last.
To Clean Brass. Clean a brass ket
tle before using it for cooking, with salt
and vinegar. Hrass and irons should be
cleaned, done up in papers, and put in a
dry place during the summer. Vinegar
or vitriol water mixed with rotten stone
is a good preparation for cleaning brass :
ol any kind.
Soap. Use hard soap to wash your
clothes, and soft to wash your floors.
Soft soap is so slippery that it wastes a
good deal in washing clothes.
Jorse-Itudish.h is easy to have a
supply of horse-radish nil in, i
" - . llilic
a quantity grated while the root is in per-
r....;... :. i .., .... . . .
"""'"i I'"1 11 "i ooities, till it with vine
gar, and keep it corked tight. It is very
much improved by keeping iu tlu way
if kept from the action of the air.
Boil your Molasses. When molasses
is used in cooking, it is a prodigious im
provement to boil and skim it before you
use it. It takes out the unpleasant raw
taste, and makes it almost as good as
sugar. Where molasses is used much for
cooking, it is well to prepare one or two
gallons in this way at a time.
Vl frfl vti Vi.rtf C....t I
- . , ..uwvc jim. .jiiL-l Keeps gOOU
all the year round, if chopped atul packed
it.Mi.ti in ....... : i . i
"u" smuiiu jar, eovereu witn mr
To Prevent Woollens from Shrinking
in ffashtii".. Woollens should be wash.
ed in vorv hot suds, and nnt l-inso.
Lukewarm water shrinks them.
Under Beds. Barley straw is the best
for beds ; dry corn husks slit into shreuV
are better than straw.
Fur a Cold and Hoarseness. Boil a
middling sized turnip, Jay it in a com
mon saucer, and pour on it three table-
spoonfulls of common molasses; thejuics
of the turnip is extracted,' and forms a
sirup which will be found very efficaci
ous in removing the hoarseness and sore
throat of a common cold.
To lake a Rancid Taste from But'
fer. Melt and simmer it; then dip into
it a crust of bread well toasted on both.
sides. Bad butter may be cured by mel
ting it in a considerable quantity of hot
water, skimming it off, and working it
again in a churn with the addition of salt
and line surar.
Labor Saving Soap. The following
is a recipe lor making the iabor-szvin
soap, (so called,) winch is an excellent
article for washing, and a saving of labor.
The recipes for making have been sold
at from five dollars to ten dollars, and the
soap seven cents per pound ; but can be
manufactured for about two cents. Take
two pounds ot sal soda, two pounds of
yellow bar soap, and ten quarts of water;
cut the soap in thin slices, and boil all
together two hours, then strain it through
a cloth ; let it cool, and it is fit for rise.
Directions for using the soap : Put tlie
clothes in soaj; the .night before you
wash, and to every pail . of . water in
which you boil them, add one pound of
soap. They will need . no rubbing ;
merely rinse, them out, and they will bo
perfectly clean and white. ' ' i ' .
Horrible. "Well, I swan tew mtfn,
there's a darned muss over tew our
house." "Why, what's the matter,
Johnny?" "Oh, dad's got a "new hat,
Moll's got the snub-nosed hooking cough,
and Jake's a baking tew smash with the
square-toed-measles." . "Yew don't I"
"Yes and that aint all milher." "Oh
dear, what else ?" Old puss has got a
hull snag of pups ; and mother's got ap
ple dumplins' and molasses for dinner !"
; wi Lawyer a Advice. Lord Chief Jus
tice IJengan once said to a rich friend
who asked his opinion as to the probable
success of his son in the world : "Sir,"
lot your son forthwith spend his fortune
marry, and spend his wife's and then
he may be expected to apply with ener
gy to his profession." ' ' -': ''"
; The First Snow. Snow fell in Boston
on the 2 1th and 25th ultJ to the depth of
an incli or two. Its fall was accompanied
by thunder aud lightning of the first wa
tcr. At New Bedford large haH-stone
fell, and tho thunder arid lightning were
terrific. In' the interior of Connecttcul
snow fell to the depth of three inches.
On the coast there .was littl or none
nor was thero any thunder, ',,' .. (
.4 Ush out of (he Netlit PhiUdeN
phia, a few day since, a msn named
Trout was divorced from hto witfe bjr
proclamation." :.,'-'..,V'r-: ZC?