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ijl^'siiiw'toii and iValt-r Streets,
ff Af'f* R10 W511 be published
week, at THREE DOLLARS per
inserted at
*JV®te ol nc dollar per square, for the first
fiftv cents for each subsequent insertion.
4 liberal deduction will be made to all those
who advertise by the year.
better port of valor is discre
tion• The following story we copy
from the "Post," of this morning.
The gentleman referred to as the
urciwser is Francis Jackson. The
which we fancy will make
the rumsellers "laugh on the other
side ot their mouths," we below.
The Rummy Cork, The fifteen gal­
law has given rise to some prac
tical jokes on both sides of the ques
tion. The other day, Mr Fay, the
^distiller was in a barber's shop, con
versing about the sale of spirits, and,
the presence of Mr n, a very
zealous temperance reformer, said he
would sell liquor to any body. A di
somewhat as follows, ensued:
Mr J.*-Do you say you will sell
Mr F.—Yes,
to any body-—to you, if
vou'il come for it.
jfr j.—Well, I'll come up to mor
row morning, and try you.
fl.jr p.—Well, come along whenev
th you please-
The next morning, Mr Fay gave
jiis son notice that Mr J. was coming
purchase some liquor.
Mr J. was true to his appointment.,
and called for a pint of liquor. Mr
Fay, the younger, making a great
flourish of his tunnel and measure, fil
led the bottle with water. Then
corking it tight, poured some rum on
the cork. Mr J. took a long smell
at the cork, and, supposing it to be
a. (all correct) asked "how much
was to pay."
MrF.—Five dollars.
Mr J.—Five dollars! That's ex
Mr F.—Why you have come here
to buy this rum for the purpose of
prosecuting me, and you ought, to be
willing to pay something towards the
Mr J.—I shan't give it.
Mr F.~Will you give a dollar?
Mr J.—No I'll give you a quarter
Mt is'nt worth any more.
MrF—Well, let us have the quar
ter, then.
The quarter was handed over, and
Mr a went his way rejoicing,
and ever and anon reg.iled his nose
with the flavor of the rum-scented
cork,as he Dassed through the street.
aias, when he reached home he learnt
ihat mehncho'y truth, that *a!l is not
gold that glitters and that the smell
oi the cork is not always a proof of
the contents of a bottle. Although
considers water better than
nim, he thinks it high at twenty-five
cents a quart.
Now the truth of the case is, that
flfr Fay, like some other spirit deal
ers, has boasted openly and loudly that
he would continue, in defiance of the
law, to sell spirit in any quantity.
One of these braggadocio threats was
uttered by Mr Fay, in a barber's
shop, ill hearing of Francis Jackson,
and wus accompanied by an express
offer to sell to Mr J. himself, at such
tune as he would call. "When shall
I call?" inquired Mr J. "Tom orrow
norning, at 9 o'clock," said Mr Fa v.
will call."
Accordingly, in pursuance of the
invitation thus thrust on him, Mr.
Jackson called for the promised li
?uor. Mr Fav was evidently taken
Jy surprise, and frightened out of his
jjoasted valor. He tried to back out
.y asking five or ten dollars a quart
to* his spirit, and finally demonstrated
worth of his courage, and the sin
cerity of his threat, by secretly filling
.s bottle with water, and impo-
it on him as spirit, and taking
w.entv-five cents in payment for the
fPUrious article! The honesty, ve
'-•ty, and valor of this imposition
.^.equally conspicuous. The trans-
shows that the trader dares
v openly defy the law, whatever
treats may be, and will rather
of a prosecution for ob-
,nr° rnoney
by false pretences,
for soiling rum.
not inspect the
iLnU i .us Purchased, nor until he
°™e» did he discover what"
article thus sold as spirit.
The following is an extract from
j^r®centimpressiveaddress of Judge
of Massachusetts, when pro-
of the law on
tho who was convicted of
murder of his wila:
w one circumstance which
stands out conspicuously among the
iacts appearing on a review of vour
unhappy case, to which I feel bound,
on the present occasion to allude. It
appears from the whole tenor of the
evidence, that for many years, you
have been in the habit oi.indulging in
the intemperate use of ardent spirits,
and for several years to an increasing
and mischievous extent. This, tho'
it may have contributed to brinr
about this fatal catastrophe, which
Slurries you to an untimely grave, so
far from being an excuse in the eye
of the law, is an aggravation of your
criminality. It is a voluntary indul
gence—it is known to be dangerous
and destructive to cloud the facul
ties of reason to poison the fountain
ot the sound affections, and awaken
and stimulate into mischievous activ
ity, all the baser and viler passions of
the human soul.
Until you had permitted yourself
to indulge in this intemperate excess,
nothing appears to show that you
were not amiable, respected, and hap
py, a hard working and industrious
man, with a beloved family and a hap
py home. But after you had become
addicted to the habitual use of intox
icating liquors, all this was sadly re
versed you were occasionally visi
ted by delirium and sickness you be
came separated from your wife your
children were scattered your home
was abandoned, and you became a
pauper and an outcast. But even
before this result, so strong had this
fatal propensity to intemperance be
come, that even the decease of a child,
and the actual presence of the angel
of death within your dwelling, could
not restrain its indulgence.
But it is the peculiar attribute of
divine providence to bring good out
of evil, and to teach lessons of wis
dom, as well by evil as by good ex
amples. And may we not indulge the
hope, that your example, trying and
painful as it is, may stand forth as n
prominent beacon light, warning all,
and more especially the young, to
avoid the first approach to the use of
ardent spirits, seeing how direct ten
dency it has to lead to habitual intem
perance, and through intemperance
to the most atrocious crimes. It is
adding another, and most impressive
instance to the thousands of examples
already existing, showing incontro
vertibly that intemperance is the pro
lific mother of misery, vice and
HIS TEAM.—Ask the people of Bristol
and Chester what sewed them up,
and they will tell you, while they
was asleep, .Liverpool ran off with
their trade. And if you hav'nt time
to go there, ask the first coachman
you get along side of, what he thinks
of the rail-roads, and gist listen to the
funeral hymn he'll sing over the turn
pikes. When I was in England last,
i always did that when I was in a
hurry, and it put coachee in a such
passion, he'd turn to "and lick his hor
ses out of spite into* a full gallop.
Shake'em, he'd say them that sanc
tioned them rail-roads, to ruin the
'pikes, (go along you lazy vvillan,
Cimriey,and he'd lay on the wheeler,)
they ought to be hanged, sir, (that's
the ticket, and he'd whop the leader:)
yes, sir, to be hanged—for what is to
become of them as lent their money
on the 'pikes? (Wh-ist, crack, goes
the whip.) Hanged and quartered
they ought to be. These men ought
to be remunerated as 'well as the
share-holders. I wonder, sir, what
we shall come to yet? Come to, says
I—to be a stoker, to be sure, that's
what all you coachman will end in at
last, a.? sure as you are born. A sto
ker, sir, said he, (lookin' as bothered
as if it wor a French furriner, that
word,) what the devil is that? Why,
a stoker, says I, is a critter that draws,
and stirs, and pokes the fire of astern
engin.' I'd sooner die first, said he
I would shake me, if I wouldn't! On
ly think of a man of my age and size
bein' a stoker, sir I wouldn't be in
the fellow's skin that would propose
it to me for the best shilling that ever
came out o' the mint. Take that,and
that, and that, he'd say to the off* forw
ard horse, (a layin'it into him like mad)
and do your own work, you dishonest
rascal. It is fun alive, you may de
pend. Sam Slick.
old man, wat's de natur ob dis
new disease dat's spreadin ober.de
lan, and dat dey calls lokerfokerism?"
"Wy, wy, child you doest'nt know
you spose he's like?'
spose'd he war somting like de
colera, at least in his 'fecks on de
community, kase massa says he's rau
inating ebery ting.' "Now, look, hea
nigger, your massa don't know notin.
No, dat" he does'nt. Lokerforism is
sort ob disease ob de mind, and, has
notin to do with de body like de col
era has.' 'I'd like to hear you 'splain
dat ting just for de ttobelty, as white
folks say.'
child, you is so dum dat I's
afraid its no use a try in to beat the
tiuf into your skull but nebersoeber,
111 try. If you was acquianted wid
all de rebolutions ob de heabenly do
bies like I is, it would be jest as easv
as catchin catfish. But den you isn't
an soril do de best I can. You see
child, dat dis gran terresquial globe
wat we exhabit, publickly speakin,
sits on a leber jest like missus in her
roc kin-chair.'
Now does'nt you kno.w dat loker
fokerism is deribed from lebeHinir, and
lebelling from leber, and dat/ as an
unnatural consequence, lokerfoker
ism is de foundation, de cills ob de
world, ob white folks, ob gumbo, ob
our black bredren, ob hominy ob pos
sum fat, and ebery ting dat's nice—I
use dis homely missile kase your mis
apprehension is so poor. Anoder ting
you see dat lokerfokerism adbocates
de extinctification ob all de present
unsocial swystem, and goes in strong
for bringin tings back to vvhar dey
started from. Cain, dat we hear ob
in history, was de l'us lebeller, kase
he lebelled his broder Abel and now
we's a tryin, we" iokerfokers, a title
ob which I is unjustly proud—we's a
tryin, 1 say, to bring tings back to
first principles and place dem whar
dey was afore de great freshet dey
talks about. I hopes you understands
de brief ob my discoarse?" "Pre
zackly eberry word ob it and if you's
got a list ob your party about you,
you may put me down for two. Some
ob dose big words you trowed in dar
in your exhortashum has conwinced
me. I say wasn't dey Greek?" "Well,
dey war so to me." "I tort so."—N.
O. Picayune.
HAiRs.-The present Uni­
ted States Senator from Connecticut,
Pery Smith, is represented to be a
petty snappish, third rate lawyer. In
the event that Roger M. Sherman, (a
man of transcendant abilities, but a
Hartford Convention Federalist)
should be elected as his colleague, the
Louisville Journal, (whose senior ed
itor formerly resided in Connecticut,)
thinks the two Senators will be curi
ously paired. The Journal says:—
'We recollect that some years ago,
Sherman and Smith were opposed to
each other as advocates in an impor
tant case before a court of Justice.
Smith opened the case with a violent
and foolish tirade against Sherman's
political character. Sherman rose ve
ry composedly and remarked—"I shall
not discuss politics with Mr. Smith,
before this court, but I am perfectly
willing to argue questions of law, to
chop logic, or even to split hairs with
him." "Split that then," said Smith,
at the same time pulling a short, rough
looking hair from his own head, and
handing it over towards Sherman.—
"May it please the honorable Court."
retorted Sherman, as quick as light
n i n I i n s a y i s e s
ed in front of a house in Front street,
below Market, their countenances in
dicating the most painful and intense
anxiety. We looked up, and on the
roof of the house beheld a small boy,
creeping from the dormant window,
down towards the spout, in order to
catch a little pet bird, that released
from its, fetters, had taken refuge in
that apparently inaccessible spot. He
had gotten about half way when fear
overcame him. He advanced a little
more. We held our breath and clos
ed our teech with excessive sympa
thy. Another step, and a convulsive
shudder ran through the crowd. The
bird moved a little further. The boy
made one unsuccessful grasp—the
crowd shrieked with apprehension—
and the boy, horrible to relate!^/—
into the hr iids ol his father, who pull
ed him in the window by the breech
es, and severely whipped him for his
temerity.—Phila. Paper.
do not
admire boasting, and d£ not intend to
blow a trumpet over every little be
neficence oi our lellow citizens but
on the otiiei hand, we hold with
Shakspeare, that, 'one good deed dy
ing tongueless, slaughters a thousand
hanging upon that.' At least, it may
do so. Virtue, like vice, is contagi
ous, and ought to be made the most
of. For the public benefit, therefore,
tiie nob e acts ot individuals should
not be slighted and with this feeling
we consider ourselves free to notice
a rumor which has just reached us,
from a source leaving no doubt of its
essential correctness. Our readers
know that the Blind Asylum lias been
moved to South Boston. They have
heard, alse, of the great pleasure these
children have in tlieir music. Their
organ, therefore, has been an un
speakable delight to them. But in the
new establishment this instrument has
hitherto proved too small, or for some
other reason it becamc necessary to
get a new one. The question was,
now? The late concerts of the pu
piis were held with this view, and did
something but it was slow work at
tiie best. In this state of things one
of the officers the other day met a
Boston man—we shall say no more of
him—let his works describe him.—
"Well, how do you get on now?"—
"Oh, very well." "Nothing wanting?
—I should like -to do something for
you, if there is." The matter of the
organ then came out.—"Well, get
you an organ made to suit you— spare
nothing and when the bili comes in,
call on me for three thousand dollars.
My check shall be ready." It was
suggested that this was more than
would be wanted.—"Very well, then
do what you like with the surplus
only don't let me. be known in the
matter." It is creditable to Boston
that such things can be done here,
and the individual not be detected
but so it is, and long rnay it continue
to be so.—Journal.
On Monday eveningafter sun-down
we were walking in the western part
ot the city, and passed a row of sev
eral elegant houses yet unfinished.
The workmen had gone, and a middle
aged gentleman, as his neat suit of
black indicated, \tfas surveying the
structures with evident complacency.
He was the owner of those fine dwel
lings. A poor, little, sickly, ragged
boy was under the scallolding, gath
ering a few chips into a basket. The
brow of ...the rich man lowered upon
the unhappy child, and pushing him
into the street, he said in an angry
tone—"Go away, go away! what bus
iness have you here?"—When the
spirit of that man appears before the
mansions of the blest, the guardian
angel will reject it saying—"go away,
go away! what business have you
here?"—j^hil. Nat. Gaz.
Naturdl History—Lunacy hi Fleas.
A descendant and namesake of the
great philosophical author of the in
ductive system, recently puzzled a mo
dern man of science by asking him if
he had read Dr. Von Sheinmycher's
Treatise on the Cause of Lunacy in
Fleas!—"No," replied the hoaxee
"but it is a very interesting subject,
and it must be curious to trace the
disease among the lower insect tribes.
But," added he after a pause, "how
has it been ascertained that fleas are
liable to insanity?" "Oh, very easily,"
rejoined B—:,"since so many of t]iem
die cracked
morning, a
whole crowd of people were collect­
—The Quincy, (Mass.) Patriot, gives
notice of a novel decision, in an ac
tion of Noah Fifield vs. the Braintree
and Weymouth Turnpike Corpora
tion, determined at the last term of
the Court of Common Pleas for the
County of Norfolk, Mass. It was
settled that a person traveling over
said iurnpike upon the common and
ordinary business of family concerns
—going to a grist mill, etc.—is ex
empted from the payment of toll.-—
These exemptions extend to procur
ing fuel for the fire, and other neces
saries for the use of a family, and such
other business as necessarily apper
tains to the support thereof. Jt was
adjudged in this case that the plain
till recover back the amount of mon
•ey paid the defendants for toll, while
passing their toll gate for the purpo
ses aforesaid.
A London paper states thai a cu
rious exhibition, under the name of the
"Lccaleobion," is about to be opened
in Pallmall. It is a machine heated
by steam, and divided into various
compartments for the hatolwng of
birds by artificial heat. There i°an
other machine, in which eggs of eve
ry date, from the time of being laid
until 21 days old, are so placed, that
by means of a strong artificial light
they are rendered transparent, so
that the spectator can observe the
progress of hatching, from-the origin
ot life in a chicken until its complete
formation. One side of the large
room in which the exhibition is pla
ced is set. apart for the chickens when
hatched, and bears the appearance of
a miniature poultry yard. The con
trivance is an improvement on the
Egyptian mode of artificial hatching
in ovens, and is said to be well wor
thy the visits of the naturalist ajid
the curious.—Alexander's Messenger.
Sedgwick, in
and Ends,'—a book which
every one should read, mentions as an
illustration of the advantage of ac
quiring a legible hand writing, that
one wini.er, when an unusual quanti
ty of ex'.ra copying was required at
one of the departments of govern
ment, Gen. Jackson ordered the work
to be given to such needy women as
were capable of executing it properly.
This act of judicious charity carried
joy to many a desolate heart.
ICE.—OB. April 21st, while a fleet of
7Q vessels were making their way
•W 'v
,* 4
through the ice up to Riga, (Russia)
the floating cakes carried down se
ven of them within two hours. Five
of the vessels were from Scotland, the
other two Dutch. No lives were lost.
The King ot France and his fami
ly have given 20,000 fanes to the fam
ilies ol the National Guard, and sol
diers who were killed. They well
might be generous in what so nearly
concerns their persons and fortunes.
A large bear was discovered a few
days since, prowling about in the vi
cinity of Bridgeton, New Jersey. A
general turn out of men took place,
with dog and gun, and bruin being
hunted through the swamps, was at
last treed and shot.
Endeavor to be always patient of
the laults ol others, lor thou hast ma
ny faults and imperfections that re
quire a reciprocation ol forbearance.
A member of the New Hampshire
gisiuture has introduced a resolu
tion into that body "to allow any per
son to practice law, in the Courts oi
that State, upon his having filed with
the clerk his intention so to do, and
the certificate ot two respectable per
sons, ol iiis good moral character, and
lair business capacity."
A case was tried at Charleston a
few days since, in which the plaintiff
recovered the uiilerence between £40
per 1000 leeton a cargo of white pine
boards and the price at which they
were sold, which w as a good deal less.
The plaintiii, in his letter of instruc
tions, iiad limited the price at $40,
and the court heid that there could be
no question as to his right to recover.
The Jury returned a verdict for the
lull amount claimed.
The greatest clogs to improvements
in agriculture
indolence, ignor­
ance and sell conceit wherever their
influence extends, they paralyze the
very earth, and produce sterility.
The College of Teachers from va
rious parts oi the Union, winch have
been accustomed to meet annually at
Cincinnati, will assemble at that place
in the first week in Octouer. The
venerable Albert Picket, formerly ol
New York, is President.
A Frenchman has invented what he
denominates a cannon-clock, which
consists of an ordinary piece of ord
nance, with a sun glass suspended
over it in such a manner that when
it is just twelve o'clock the focus
bears upon the priming of the gun,
and thus discharges it. It will thus
designate any time of the day for
which it may be set.
In 1631 leather cannons were used
by the Swedes with considerable suc
cess. They were considered an im
provement upon the wooden cannon
then in use, and which consisted of
thick staves of wood bound together
by iron hoops.
The Philadelphia North American
says, "It is ascertained that the Can
ton trade this spring, from the United
States, will engage about ten thou
sand tons of shippiug. This, we fear
is too large an increase for our good,
and we have no trade more unprofi
table to the country in many re
The citizens of New Haven, by a
majority of 74 votes, have decided* to
loan the credit of the city to the Ca
nal Company for $100,000, in addi
tion'to §'100,000 loaned to the same
Company several years ago. The
decision is final—the necessary au
thority for the purpose having been
granted by the Legislature of Connec
Gov. Van Ness, late U. S. Minister
to the Court of Spain, returned home
a few weeks since. The New York
Commercial represents his opinion to
be, that the civil war in Spain is far
from being at an end, and that the
cause of Don Carlos is rather gaining
The Philadelphia papers state that
the ship Italy, thence for Trieste, has
on board two locorpotive steam en
gines, with all their appliances, manu
factured by Mr. William Norris, of
Philadelphia, for the "Raab and Wien
Railroad," in Austria.
The Baltimore Transcript states
that a pretty pair from one of the low
er counties of the State of Maryland,
who were on a visit to that city with
some of their friends, eloped on Men
day night, and consummated what
their parents for a long time obsti
nately opposed. The lady was from
one of tiie most respectable families
in the State, and the affair has created
no little excitement among her imme
diate friends.
In Philadelphia three Distilleries
consume 1200 bushels of grain daily.
The North American says, that tak
ing a bushel a month as the average
consumption of an individual, these
consume enough bread stuffs in one
day to supply 1200 persons for a
month, and enough in the course of
the year to supply 36.000 people.
Fathers and mothers, be kind and
affectionate, but firm and resolute
and above all, aly^ys reasonable so
VOL. I No. 8.
shall you command the respect and
obedience, that your station at the
head of a family,
imperiously re­
A pleasant, cheerful wife is a rain
bow, set in the sky, when her hus
band's mind is tossed by storms and
tempests"—and darkened indeed must
be the spirit from which the radiance
of affection and tenderness does not
dispel the gloom.
The farmer who hires laborers to
perform the work which ought to be
executed by his own sons, may rea
sonably expect to die in debt, and
leave a thriftless posterity to inherit
a small estate.
About two hundred physicians,
druggists, pill venders and dealers
generally in the curative art, have
been arrested at New Orleans, and
held to bail for practising medicine
and selling physic without the author
ity of a license.
Col. G. W. Kendall, of Grenada,
Miss., was robbed of near seven thou
sand dollars at Lexington in that
State, on the night of the 7 th. Col.
K. was on his way to Vicksburg in
the stage. The money was all river
bank paper, principally payable on
The Southern Patriot, of Charles
ton, (S. C.) an administration journal
and an able political economist be
lieves that the time is at hand "when
some remedy must be found for the
derangement of domestic exchanges,
and the means adopted of establishing
on a durable basis, a monied power,
in some shape, to regulate the curren
cy, and resist, by organization, the
undue inlluence on American inter
ests of the Bunk of England!:"
There have been, schools establish
ed ail along the Western Ruilioad for
the Irish cniidren.
Why is a tight boot like a windmill?
Because it grinds the corn.'
John Campbell, of Virginia, Treas
urer ol the United States, has been
dismissed from office, in consequence
ot entertaining uniavorable opinions
of certain Administration projects. Ii
is admitted that he is a man of unsul
lied purity of character, ajid an excel
lent officer.
It is, perhaps, worthy of remark
that the country is relieved from the
service of Mrs. Frances Wright Dur
usniout. She sailed for England on
The publishers of the Baltimore pa
pers, viz: Baltimore American, Patri
ot, Chronicle, Republican, and Post,
have published a Card expressing their
determination, from the day of pub
lication, (Thursday) to insert nothing
in the shape of advertisements, noti
ces, &c. without pay, and "in every
case the cash to be paid when the pub
lication is left for insertion."
Some malicious scoundrel the oth
er day placed a bar of iron across the
track of the Auburn and Syracuse
Railroad. The engineer discovered
it in time to stop the cars.
The Charleston Courier states that
a violent hail storm was experienced
in the vicinity of Edisto, on the 3d,
ult. which caused great injury to the
crops. The hail was lying on the fol
lowing morning in banks two feet deep.
The Frederick Examiner states
that a boy about four years old while
playing in a field a few miles from
Emmitsburgh, approached too near a
burning stump by which fire was com
municated to his clothes. His father
who was ploughing in the same field
did not discover him until he was
shockingly burnt and in the last ago
nies of death.
The largest steam frigate in the
world is building at Pembroke, Eng
land, and nearly ready for launching.
She is to be called the Cyclops.
The Cincinnati City Council have
under consideration an ordinance au
thorizing the arrest of "all vagrants,
loafers, gamblers, common street
drunkards, and all odd-looking gentle
men having iio ostensible daily em
ployment, nor means of livelihood."
The Cincinnati Whig ventures Uae as
sertion that the city marshal and
watch will have their hands full should
the ordinance pass.
D'Orsay, in remarking on a beauty
speck on the cheek of Lady South
ampton, comjpared it to a gem on a
rose leaf. "The compliment is far
fetched" observed he ladyship. "How
can that be," rejoined the count,
when it is made on the spot
"Juleps" suffered yesterday in Ga
lena and Chicago. Cold water and
lemonade with us. Consequence—
we are able to pursue our usual avo
cations the next morning alter, while
in other towns they arc obliged to lay
by for two days after, to work otf the
spree, of the 4th.—-Quincy Whig of
July 6th. *v
'What did you kill that tlog for?'
'Because he had the hydrophobia.—
'How do you know that?' ^Didn't
you see him standing up yonder gate
way out of the rain? If he hadn't
hated irafe/yhe'd never done that*
I thought I had better just knoc^'i j*
brftiftS 9VU\
,*• tfti

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