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BY ELttA COOK.
W'hpn earth produces, free and fjir,
TliegoldVnj Ivaving ooril J' ' . '
AVhe'frspra'nt fruitsiVrlVnn'e llie air,; .; 1
A'n'd fleecy flock are shorn 4 i 1
While thousands ino-'(itb aching head,
And sing this ceaseless song
"We starve, we,iie-oh,ivt u tire.u;!"
There jniist be something wrong. , (,
When wealth is wrought, as seasons roll,
From ofl' the fruijl'uj, foil J
When luxury,1 fri'm ptile to pole, '
lleap iVuil of Iiuinap toil ; , . ,
When iVnin a thousand, one alone
. In plenty oHs,,lo!ig i
' The others, only gnaw the bone . .
There must b aouelhing wrong.
And when proiiuetioViiever ends,
The earih'js yielding ever ;
, A copious iurr'8t oft begins,
Bui distribution never!
WlieU'Iviling million)) work to fill
The weahiiy cohrsiroiig ; ... 1
When hands are crushed ihut work and till,
ThelWinusl lie soineihing wrong.
Wliep poor meir's tables waste uwiy
To-brrenness niid fought, , ; , . ,
There-must be something in the wy ,
'iliat's Avorlh the finding out : , . . ,
Willi' surfeits one great table Lends,' ' 1
' White 'ritiriibers inove along 5 ' ' ' 1
While scarce fc crit their hoard extends,
'There must ""be scmetliing ivrolig."
Then let tjwaiaw git 'equal right,! , :( " j
To wealthy-and to. poor ; . 1 j 'i j
, Let freedom cruidi the arm of might,
. We ask Tor nothing more j
Uiitillfiis'Vystein f begun',; '' 1
TM bjirdjiii pf our soiig ', ' ', ' .
Mustj'tjd.can jj'e, il'iis fiily one-- '
Thftra Biufct le.sqtnething wrong.
FxmaU EutJciTjON.' "What is vvant-
iiiir," said 'Napoleon' 'that i the youth ol
X ranee may iiih ua wen ciat.vu
Mother! ! ' ald Madame Campiin.
This repl v struck the emperor. -Here,"
said he', is"i'ndeeii a'true system of edu
catlon'.'"Let It be ouV care to train up
irtotlieVs Who-shall knowjiow to educate
theit'children.'' ' ':'u i- . .-..
'1 till ..'.fts-'--l- '-4 , V- 1 rsm, .
I,,,. pHANjGJWJ. J'EAKLS.j
: A Little .by,a.b()ul twelve y.arn(wv,
wbl fishing fn ijifl pnkiof the Tennes.-.
sen Kiver, .picked ,up a. large pearl among
the muscle, shells. Returning borne, he
apcidently' exhibited ii' while, rummaging
in his'jiockets'.jilled with flis'h-'lliies', shells,
coppers! bs'it, &6'. ' "A gentleman' who was
standing i',' observing the costly treasure,
asked the little- boy ho'much he should
glVe hire for it.1"1 "'"IJ"' 1 ! ! '
' "Oh," said tha boy, "a bit or two, just
as you 'please.'" .li.:m l.di. 4! ..;.
.i!!,'! replied the ether, yo,i must po
it fur a, trifle : it is worth acreat lUDi.
i.wiiUewJ'1 to Nashville, (p.be. sold, sud
. 1 til t 1.'
tue proceed 01 u suaii oe anppqp your
education." , " , u
rtU. Kaal aarosi CAnt t rv a lurtliTuPU lrl
who estimated it'fo be worth
$500 1 Let jt glitjer .in (he diadem of
cro'WRs3ILeaa jnd,i!1"J.1lrifY?J'.!.'"t:' be en"
riched with jewels wbos"e"nistre shaTloiit-
stiilie! and'ullive th? fustre of dramohdi
aniU wiliba Ve'l'.1" U for
I " OR, WHAT DID SHE TAKEP
' ; . . j BYT. UOOD. , .'.:
"Ellen.'you have been out." .
-Well, 1 know I have."
"To the King's beadP" '
, , 'No, John. But no matter. You'll be
troubled no mop with my drinking."
"What do you mean!"'
; "rtman what I say, John," replied the
wife, looking very .serious, and speaking
very solemnly and deliberately, and with
a strong emphasis 011 every word. ' "You
will be troubled no-f--more with
my-tlrinkipg. I have took itat last."
'''1 knew ill" exclaimed the wretched
husband, desperately tossing his arms a-loft,-as
when all is lott. "I knew it!"
and leuwiiK one coat flap in the hand of
his wile, n ho vainly attempted to detain
him, he rushed, rom the room sprang
down three stairs at a lime ran along the
pass,.ge---and, wiihout hat or stick, dash
ed out at the street door, sweeping from
the step two rapped litlle girls, a quaitern
loaf, a basin of treacle, and a baby. But
he never stopped to see if the children
were hurt, or even to see if the children
dripped with gore or molasses.. Away
he ran like a rabid dog, straight-forward
down the street, heedless alike of purler's
load, baker's basket, and hufcher's tray.
"Do that agnin," growled a placard man,
as he recovered the pole and board which
had been knocked from his shoulder.
"Mind where you're goin," bawled a
hawker, as he picked up his scattered
wares, while a dandy, suddenly thrust in
to a .kemit'l, launched after the runner one
of those verbal missives, which are said
Li return,- like the boomerang, to those
who launched them.
! . IjiiI 1111,011 scampered the teetotaller,
heedless of nil impediments on he scour
ed, like a he Camilla, to the shop number
ed 240, with the red, blue and green bot
tles in the wimlnw-the chemist and drug
uist inio which lie darted, up to the lit
tle bald man at the desk, iili barely breuth
to gasp out :
'Vy ife !.---poison ! pump!"
"Vegetable or mineral?" inquired the
surgeon opotheeury, v. ith the utmost pro
fessional coolness. - - 1
"Both ull sorts-laudanum arsenic
ox.ilu; acid corrosive sublimate," end
the teeloluller was about to add pine ap
ple rum among the poisonsj w hen the doc
tor slopped him.
'Dj you know the symptoms?"
.'No!" n ..,.,.-.'. ,
But remembering' the symptoms oer
night, the leetolalier ventured to say, on
llie slrenglh of his dream, that she had
turned all uorlt uf colors, like a rainbow,
and Kiellni; almost as big as a house.
"There is not a moment to loose," said
Escul.ipius, and accordingly clapped, on
hia hat. and arming himself' with the ne
cessary, apparatus a , sort of elephantic
svriiiice, wall a very larire trunk lie set
oil' on a trot, guided by the teetotaller, to
unijoiMiii I lie rasil ulid lll-tatcd bacchaual-
hn, Mr. Burrage. . ''
ftuw, twieu the teetotaller, with H e
medical man at his heels, arrived at his
own house, Mrs. Burrage was still in her
bed-room, which was a great convenience,
for before she could account foi the intru
sion of. a siranger-inay, een without
knowing how it was done, she found her
self sented in the easy chair: and when
i ' ... ;. , . . ' .. .. . 1
sue aueinpicu 10 exposuuae, sue iuuiiu
herself choaking with the lube of some
thine, which was certainly neither mac-
tvroiii nor stickrliquorice, nor yet pepper
To account for this precipitancy, the ex-
apgernted represeutatiJn of her husband
mutt be borne in mind ; and if his wife
did not exhibit all the dolphin-like colors
that he had described 11 site was not quite
so blue, green, yellow or black, as he had
painted her, the apothecary made sure she
would soon be, and consequently went to
Work without delay, yvlieu delays were
so dangerous. ., , ,.,, , . :., . '1
f Irs.' Burragii'ho'wever, was not a wo
man ih aubiiitt quietly to ' !a 1 disagreeable
operation, iigainst her awn consent;' so
wiil , jgorous kick and push at the same
lime, she contrived to rid. berself at once
of the doctor' and his instrument, and in
dignantly demanded to kuow the 'meaning
ol he assault, upon lierT -j!; i
. "It i 9 save jour .hfe-pyour prfcidns
life, E"en,'.'. said the teetotaller very seri-
ousty. , 1 , ' , , ....
..1.1. li. il.U l.vW,..l I'n.l.m "
- 11 v ,u iiiyy iiiv ..viua.ui iiih am,
said the doctor, ;i Lt! .: j 1.7 1
i'tfpll'ty 6 jiddje V retorted, Wrs. B.,
whoiwould, have added atick," tut the.
doctor, watching his opportunity',' tisd dex
terously popped ihe tube spain rnto lier
mouth not without a fresh scuds, from
the patient. ;),.'' 1
"For.the Lord's siile,Eiren," continu
ed iHe'husband.'cohfiiiing her band,' do,
do, pray do sit quiet."
the Press the People's rights maintain,
CITY OF WARSAW, MISSOURI, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1848.
' "Pou wob wobble," said Ellen. "Hub
bub bub bubble," attempting in vain
to speak with another pipe in her mouth
besides her windpipe. , .1 .
"Have the goodness, ma'am to hi com
posed," implored the doctor.
"I won't," shouted Mrs. Burrage, ha
ving ngain released herself fr m the in
strument by a desperate struegle. "What
am I to be pumped put for?"
. "Oh, Ellen, Ellen, you know w hat you
"Corrosive salts and narcotics," put in
"Arsenic and corrosive sublimate," said
"Oxalic acid and tincture of opium,"
added the doelor.
"Ely water and laurel water," said Mr
"Vitriol. Prussia ncid and oqua-forlis,"
continued the druggist.
"I've taken no such things," s;;id the
"Oh, Eilen, you know what you said."
"Weil, what?" .
. "That your drinking should never trou
ble me any more."
"And no more it shall!" screamed the
wilful woman, falling, as she spoke, into 1 " gentleman wliom sue aouress.ni,
convulsive paroxysms of the wildest bad studiously retrained during the eve
laughtcr. "No more shall it, for I've .""'ft. lrul" drinking ol the costly wines
(mik i ( prepaied for the guvbts' But iinuing hnn-
" What, ma'am, pray what?" scl; thus the object of general attention,
"In the name of Heaven, what?'- ! Iur M 'e" the bride spoke, every eye -a
"Why, then Eve took the Pledge!" ', "P0" him he colored, stammered a few
.. ! indistinct words, look the glass, and bow-
He Ucd Up Politician. The follow- B gracefully, drank long life and happi-
ing sketch of a "Used Up Politician" is "i l0,tl1ie br,e- , , , . .
0 1 1 ,T1 told vou 1 should succeed, said the
not altogether inappropriate, at this lime, yong ttnd'ha,,,,y creature, her eyes spark
as we fancy there are a good many who m,g with triumph, as she retired into her
can, with a good deal of truth, adopt the circle of bridesmaids. "1 knew Col. War
lancuace of Peter. Itis from the i.en of ren wouM l refuse it. What a pity he
the lute Joseph C. Neiil :
Peter Brush was in a dilapidated condi
tion out al ell'ows, out at knees, out at
pockets, and out of spirits, and out in the
street and "out and outer" in every re
spect, bays he:
iliey Used to lell me put not your
trust in princes and 1 havn'l. None of
'im ever anted to borrow nothing of me,
and I uevr see any ol them to borrow lution nut to drink, 111 consequence ol a
nothing of them. Princes! pooh! put conviction ol his ow 11 weakness. On his
not our trust in politiciniiers ! Them's my return, his old associates in lain persuad
sentiments. 'I here's no two mediums a- ed him lo alter his determination. Onva
boiit that. Havn'l I Leeu serving my rious fesliv e occasions they had endeavor
country this lie years, like a patriot ; go- ed lo induce him lo join thein in pledging
ing to meetings and huzzaing my daylights each other, bm his answer had always
out, and getting as blue as blazes. W hy, been the same. This was the first time
fur 'nix. If any good has come out of it, since his return thai w iue had been intro
the country has put the whole of il in her duced in the presence of ladies. It was
pocket, and swindled me out of iny cam- resolved lo try whether the influence of
ings. lean get no oflice. Republics is the sex woulu not break a resolution which
ungrateful 1 didn't want no reward for more than one fell lobe a reproach on lum
my services. I only want to be took good self. Mow the scheme succeeded, we
cure of, and hae nothing to do. Btiig have seen. -
took care of was the main thing. ' liepub- No pen can adequately describe the -lies
is ungrateful, I'm wagged if tliey motion of Col. Warren during the instant
aii.t ! I love my country, and I wanted he hesitated, belore taking Uie proffered
an office I didn't care what, so it whs ful lass Irom the bride. He was chivalrous
and easy. I wanted to take care of my lo a funk in his demeanor to the sex, and
country, and I waul my country to take had never been kiluvvu lo reluse a request
care uf me. Head work is the trade I'm of this kind. The bride was the daugh
ter lalkirg, that's my line. lean talk ler of his early friend, a cherished treas
all day, only stopping lor meals and to wet lire, whom he had many a lime dandled
my whistle. But parlies is all alike. on his knee, and whom he had never de
I've been on nil sides tried 'em und I anything to slight or pain. He stood, as
know none of 'em gave me anything, we have seen, irresolute for a moment,
and I've a preat mind to knock .fl." hesitating between fears for the result,
" v ' " mid a dislike to disoblige his favorite on
, wltnvnwg Blunders. Persons who are this her wedding night. But at length he
not familiar with the practical operations h..d latully yielded.
of a printing tttahlishment are frequently Litlle tiki the young bride think of the
surprised, and perhaps indignant, at little dreadful issue of her templing wordi and
mistakes that occur in the 'making up,' as smile 'Litlle did shedrem that the ban-
il is termed, of the 'form.' Sometimes kering love tor w ine, which had once re-
the proof-reader fails to mark an error, it duced her victim lo the verge of confirm-
may be only n single letter, and the fun- ed inebriacy, awoke again at the taste of
uiesl result is beheld next day pjizzlintr, (hat glass, and raged with more violence
perhaps, tw enty thousand readers. We than ever. ; Young, happy and thought
have seen some amusing specimens of less, she looked only at the present tri-
Ihese blunders in our day an announce- ; timph, without considering the result.
ment of medicine, for instance, 'whose ef- ' )Io then was she surprised to bear, a
fects were exclusively infernal ;n or of
the 'overturning of a lawyer's yig;' or of.
a lover who presented his mistress w ith a'i
large bunch of beautifully tinted noses. j
But the best joke of the kind, perhaps, is
that of a dancing master's card of respect,
where, as in former cases, only one letter
vas elianpen, mtiklng him oner 'his most
respectful shnuks la all who had honored
him with their patronage.' ' "'
A Levuled Qu'(A'tre4s. Susan How land
embarked from Boston in the steamer Eu
ropn, on tie 8th insty Ile object is lo a
waken an interest in France for a wider
diffusion gf the sacred scripture's, ' at sf
hnMing by their' conservative influence,
lh only basis of permanent freedom,' arid
tJie only means of promotion an elevated
state of public morals. .She w ill also yis
ii other countries, ori the Continent', s
Providence shall open the dooi. " She is
accompanied by her husband, Joseph How
land, onaof the most wealthy andrespect
slde merchants of New Bedford,, retired
from buiiuc&f. ' 1 "" :
Unaw'd by influence, unbribed by
REMEMBER YOU MUST DIE.
When joy's bright sun is shining
Along the flowery way,
And pleasure's wreath, is twining
That blooms but to decay
When life's delicious morning
Beams o'er the unclouded sky,
Sad romes the mournful warning,
"Remember you must die."
When clouds are lowering o'er us
And sorrow rends the breast,
And all is gloom before us,
No home w heron to rest
Welcome as dews. of even
Beneath a torrid sky,
Whispers a voice from heaven,
"Remember you must die."
THE FATAL PLEDGE.
"Join us in our pledge, Colonel sure
ly ou will not refuse me," said a beauti
lul bride, emerging from a bevy of brides
maids, and extending a glass, of brimming
champaign as she spoke.
bus gut such puritanical notions in his
html. He used to be the very foremost
with a hppy allusion or eloquent senti
ment when lue wine circulated."
No one was there lo contradict this joy
ous but thoughtless creature, or to tell
her that Col. Warren's indulgence in wine
had nearly proved In ruin. He had been
absent iroin Ins native city for tome years,
during which time he had formed a reso-
few months after her. marriage, that Co),
VVarren was becoming an inebriate that
he. rarely retired lo bed unless in state of
iutuxicaiiou and that in consequence, his
line person was becoming disfigured, and
' his Wee 'fortuntl ; wasting - away. She
I shuddered, but still did not think of her
own. agency in the matter, and when she
next met him, wilh the priviltge of youth
and beauty, she ventured to plead with
him on lhl subject. - s ;
"Madam," said he, in reply, and the
1 melancholy and somewhat stern tone in
which lie spoke, never lei v tier memory,
"it is too lutt ! I was once as 1 sm now i
1 rallied and took a resolution never to
drink again. I broke that resolution, you
. . .1 1
Know now, ana wnen.anu now 1 am a
hopeless inebriate.", ; ....'
lie turned and left her presence. Her
eyes were opened.-.- Oh ! how bitterly did
she reproach herself for having spoken
those fatal words. For nights she could
not sleep.' She sought again and again to
see tier victim, bul be avoided her pres
ence. They never; mel agnjn but once.
Header, would jou know how r 1
Some years after, on a cold, bleak mor
ning in January, a trav elling sleiph drawn
by two splendid horses, was dashing along
the turnpike between Norristown' and
Philadelphia. There had been a srow
storm during the night, and the flakes lay
piled against the fences and hanks where
tlie had been driven by the icy w ind which
swept down from the hills beyond the
Schuylkill. The sky was still overcast;
the wind yet raped violently, and it was
intensely cold. Few scenes could be more
desulate; Houses, barns, trees and hay
ricks were covered with snow, apd the
cattle, cowering in the sheds, seemed ev
erywhere to beseech the sky in vain. As
the sleigh, with its merry bells, whirled
down the long hill that leads to the Ma
nyunk turnpike, the horses suddenly shi
ed, nearly precipitating the vehicle into
an opposite snow lank. A lady slightly
screamed, and looked out in alarm from
the furs that enveloped her i but seeing
no cause for danger, she was iibotit to or
der the driver to proceed, when hea litlle
boy, pointing to the object which had star
lied the horses, said
"Mother, what can that be in the road ?
Surely il is a man's hat 1"
''Gracious Heavens!" she exclaimed,
"can il be that some poor wretch has fro
zen to death here, James ?'' and she turn
ed to the footman, "go sec."
With intense interest llie lady watched
while the lady brushed away the snow.
In a few moments it was. apparent that a
ccirj-se was indeed there, and il was not
Jong before the cause of the man's death
was evident in an empty jug beside him.
The spectators breathlessly awaited while
the icy flakes were being removed from
the face, for the lady was within a short
distance of her home, and ihoupht that
perhaps she might recognise the being.
She slepped out of the sleigh, and ap
proached the corpse.
"Col. Warren !" she said, becoming has
tily pale and stnggerintr: "Col. Warren
dying a common drunkard! Oh! just
Heaven, this is too much."
And thus the victim and Ids destroyer
met lor lue last time, it was the once
thoughtless bride who now stood above the
There is a certain class of people that
find a vast amount of "works ol necessi
ty" upon the Sal bath ; and it is common
for such in hay season to have more or less
lo do with their hay upon that day. A
colored man who lived wilh a farmer of
this character, saw, or thought he saw,- a
determination on the part of his employer
lo lollow up his labor upon tins' day ol sa
cred rest. Sabbaih morning, however, lie
was not up H3 usual al breakfast. The
farmer's son called him, but he said they
need not wait for mm. as he did not wish
for any breakfast. "Why Cn sar," said
he, "we shall want you as soon as the dew
is off, to help abniil (he hay." "No," said
he, "I can t work any nmre on the Sab
bath : it is not right." "Not right!" said
the voting man, "is it not our duty lo take
care of what Providence has given usr
"O there is no necessity for it, said he,
and 'lis wrong to do il." "Bui would
you not pull your cow, or sheep out of
pit upon the babnath, C-a?sar t ' . 'Tvo,
not if I had been trying all the week lo
8 hove them in ; I would let them lie there."
Barom Humboldt's Ofimo.i or the
UsiTtD Stati:s. A contributor lo the
Boston Courier states that during a recent
lour in Europe, a party of distinguished
Americans visited that illustrious travel
ler, the immortal Humboldt. Afier a
courteous and cordial reception, lie ex
pressed the following' sentiments, s .
"The United Stales of North America
is my adopted country its giant strides
and rapid progress in science and litera
ture, surpasses any thing ever known in
the growth and prosperity of civ lined na
tions. William II. Prescolt, of Boston, is
riot only the greatest historian of America,
but is the most eminent ( the known
world. And it is with th&most profound
interest that I read his. wonderful produc
tions, which are volumes of precious col
lections, on whose leaves are indelibly
stamped that rioh taste of arranging facts
which belongs exclusively to a superior
mind." . , . , ,, . ' ,
Chintst Emigrants h California.--The
California Star heralds the "information
that a large emigration from China msy
soon be- sxpeoted there. Some of the
"Celestials" had already made tSeir ap
pearance. -. i .x.'f .'. ..Li .'.
1 A fool's tongue 11 long enougn to cut
hie throat. .
' A handsaw it a good thing, but not to
have with. 1 . ,., " .' t
f , f'Nothingcan be well done,'! says Doc
tor Kitchener, "that is done in hurry.'
"Except catching fleas," adds the London
f EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS.
N, 0 2.
' FROM THE BRAZOS.
The schooner John Roalef, Cent Clapi,
the U. S. steamer Telegraph, Cspl. Fof
ger, and the U. S. steamer Fashion, Capi.
Morgan, arrived ul New Orleans on the
27 st ins!., from the Brazos. Col. Daven
port, late Governor of Matamoros, ' Is' a
passenger on board the steamer Gen. But-.,
ler, which is hourly expected 19 arrive at
that port, The Flag of the 15tU says :-r-
Col. D. has been among us nearly two
years. His tiutie have been many and
arduous, and faithfully has lie performed
them. He leaves behind him many warm
friends, who will be a longtime in forget
ting his gentlemany deportment. But few
officers ol the army, if any, have belter
pdvanced the interests of the country than
the Colonel. ......
The Fashion, which left on the 18th,
brought over one hundred and foHy-seven
men belonging to the U. S. Artillery, un
der command of Major O'Brien, eighty
men belonging to the 1st and 2d Dragoons, -under
command of Lieut. Weld, 2d Arlil-
leT . , ' . , ...
1 he Telegraph encountered severe gales
on the passage, as she left Brazos on the
We have the returns of an election in
the new county of Cameron, Texas.-
Biplow has been elected Chief Justice.'
Several outrages have been committed
on the Mexicans, it is said, by a party of
Texan, headed by men of some standing
in society, and from whom better conduct
was expected, several towns are said lo
hatc been made to pay arbitrary and whol-;
ly unjustifiable contributions, and life lias
been mercilessly taken in enforng such
contributions. ' . .
The order countermanding the march of
Col. Washington's expedition lor Santd
Fe and California arrived too late, ti e
command having departed. The order 6f
countermand substituted Sherman's for
Bragg's battery to go over to California
was also too late, i-, 1 . , 1 . '
Changes in the .Mississippi. In i81G,
there was no Bloody Island near St.' Lou
is. What is now an island, was connect'1
ed wilh what is now lhe main Illinoia
shore, by terra firma. On ihe land which -then
occupied Ihe channel, or rather slough'
between ihe island and Illinois shore, Gen.
Win. Rector lud a large farm in cultivaV
lion, which extended over nearly the
whole of the island, sheer lo its western
bank and in that year a tine crop of corn
was growing where water is now run
ning. At that lime there was no sign of
a channel there, nor did any water escape
to the east of what low forms the west
shore of the island. For many years pri
or lo 1S16, other farms had been in culti
vation where now is a broad sheet pf wa
ter. There was a considerable popula
tion on it ; and a large graveyard ther
attested the mortality on it. Gent-lark's
soldiers were buried there. An old res-i
ideul of this city, Mr. Osborn, lived there
and buried eleven children in that. yard.
A person now living in this city, recol
lects lo have seen the coffins of the dead
washed out by the river, as K was gradu
ally forming the new channel., - O " -
This channel began to form in 1818;
but it was some five years before it had
obtained any considerable width pr depth. -Before
that jear, the whole volume of the
Mississippi, in its passage by St, Louis,
was confined to a space but a little wider
than the- present channel .between vnf
shore and the island.-r Organ, ", ,
2UThe Matamora Flag says there is
female Mexican dwarf- about 15 miles'
from that city, much smaller, than Tom
Thumb; she is fiAeen years of' age, twenty-five
inches high, symmetrically propor-'
Honed and weighs only 18 pounds. "She
has always enjoyed good health, is lively,
intelligent, and in all respect a well de
veloped woman except iii ize0.Ji.;it
the nineteenth child of the parents, ,snf
there are three younger than herself; alt
the lamily, with one exception, being or;
dhianly sized. Now, this pigmy femsleV '
possessed as she is of sU the endowment
of a woman, .should be annexed to Gen., -Tom
Thumb, The iwo exhibited togeth
er would procure lor the ranchero father -
and his fruitful spouseV more bulky for- 1
tune man ever groaned in the purse or a
Girsrd or Aster. : i ,: f . ; v
"Boy, what is your name?" M .
"Robert, sir." ; ,' ' " " '
' "Well.-what Uoui' oilier iiome?'' '
"Bob." '- ! ' ' - Oil t:y.;:M
: ?In, Cubarrus county, N. C,,, on tl
J9liV,f August. Mr. Peter Shsiik was
married to Mis Kaly Slunri. '"" '' s '
" - . - - r 'y. ' ;
It rs- Very foolish tor y&uug Indiei. to
bate each oilier, on account uf a, gentleman
who don't care a fig for either, of 0etn.
' 'Debt is now deemed to be " slice cut
tour aueflier man's loaf. : ' -. -t; . 1 .