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Sale of Forfeited-School .Lands
WILL be offered for sale at the court house
' door in Evansville, in N the county of
Vanderburgh, atid Stfeof Indiana, on Friday
September, the I9ih, IS45, between the hours
of 8 o'clock A. M.and 6 o'clock P. M. of said
day, tbe following described tracts of School
Land forfeited Tor the non payment of the an
nual instalments of interest due thereon,, viz :
, . The N.W.. qr.of the N. E. qr., and the S. E.
or. of the N. E. qr., and the N. W. qr. of the S.
E. qr., and N. W; qr. of the S. W. qr; of Sec
lion No. sixteen, in township five, south of range
And the 3. W . nr. or the N, W. qr; and the
N, E. qr.of the S. E. qr; and the S. K. qr. of the
S. VV. qr; and the S. E. qr. of the S. E. qr; ot
section No. sixteen, in township six south of
range ten west.- - '
And the S..W,. qr. pfjhe N W. qr; and the
N. E. qr. of the, N. E:ot section number tour in
township seven south of range ten west.
And the N. E. qr. o! the N. E. qr; and the N .
W. qr. of the N .E. qr; and the N. E. qr. of the
N. W. qr; and the S. W . qr. of the N. E. qr;
and the S. E. qr. of the N. E. of section No. six
teen, in township six south of range eleven
f - And the N. E.qrof the N. W. qr;and the S.fi
W. qr. of the S, W. qr; and the b. iu. qr. or the
N-W. qr; of section number sixteen, in, town
ship seven south of range eleven west. .
' The Nl of the the N. E., qr. of the N. E. qr;
and the S4 of the N. E. qr. of the N. E. qr; and
! Ni of the S. E. qr. of the N. E. qr; ol section No.
i twenty-eight in township five south of range ten
, Said land will be sold in seperate tracts, ami
not for less than sufticient to pay . the sums ov
ing therefore, with in teres!, costs, and damages.
One fourth of the purchase money required at
" the time of sale, and the residue in twenty-five
' years with interest thereon,' at the rute of seven'
I per centum per annum,' payable annually in
advance. Said sale to continue from day to day
- until each tract-of land shall have been offered,
j W. II. WALKER, A. V. C
BRACKET AliLLS, S. C. V..C.
I ' june 26-10w p's fee $8,00.
j " SALE OF LAND,
MORTGAGED to secure a Loan, of School
Fund, for failure to pay the annual instalment
of interest, due thereon. .- -
U11CE is hereby given, that., in conformity
with the provisions of the Revised Statutes
! of 1843, the following tract of land, or so juuch
j thereof as will be necessary to pay the debt, in.
j lerest and cost?, will "be sold at (he Court House
; door in Evansville in the County of Vanrjerburgh
t and State of Indiana, on Thursday the 28th tay
of August next, between the hours of 8 o'clock
i A A I I C O Tlt r -1J -i
n.. m. niiu.j ciuth i . ju. oi saia aay, to me
highest bidder, . tor cash, viz : 100 acres of 'the
South end. of the West hall of the South-west
quarter ol Fractional section No.'seven in Town
even. South of rangp, eleven west, in the dis
trict of lauds offered lor sale at Vincennes,. Indi
ana. hole amount due IC8,'48 100 dollars.
WILLIAM II. WALKER, "
June39-I0t. , '. . Auditor, Vanderburgh Co
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SONGS OF LABOR. '.'
Whiilier, the Quaker Poet, has commenc
ed in the Democratic Review,, a series of
"Songs of Labor," the first being for "The
Shoemakers." Himself once of the 'craft,
he has produced a song- worthy of being sung
wherever an honest and manly hand plies the
useful labor, of awl and hammer, or a
white and pretty one adds its ministrations
to complete the product.
' THE SHOEMAKERS. -
BY J. O. WHITTIER.
Ho! workers of the old time styled
The Gentle Cralt of Leather! ,
Young brothers ol the ancient guild,
-Stand forth once more together'
Call out again your long array " ;
lu the olden merry manner; ; , . .
Once more on gay St. Crispin's day
Fling out your blazoned banner!
Rap, rap 1 upon the well-worn stone
How falls the polished hammer!
Rap, rap! the measured sound haa grown
A quick and merry clamor.
' Now shnpe the sole; now deftly curl
The glossy vamp around it,
,And bless the while the bright-eyed girl
Whose gentle fingers bouud it! .
For you along the Spanish Main
, - A hundred keels are ploughing
For you the Indian on the plain
His lasso-coil is throwing;
For you deep glens with hemlock dark .
The woodman's fire is lighting;
For you opon the oak's grey bark
.The woodman's axe ia siutttiqg, .-
For you from Carolina's pine
The resin gum is stealing; "
For you the dark-eyed Florentine
Her silken skein is reeling ;
For you the dizzy-goat herd rooms
His rugged Alpine ledges:
For you round all her shepherd homes
Bloom Englan'd thorny hedges!
The formest still by day or night
On moated mound or heather,
Where'er the need of trampled right
Brought toiling men together, . -,
Where the free burghers from the wall
Defied the n. ail-clad master,
Thau yours, at Freedom's trnmpet call,
No traltsnitu rallied faster!
Lef foplings sneer, let fools deride,
Ye heed no idle scorner,
Free hands aud hearts are still your pride,
And duty done, your honor.
Ye dare to trust tor honest fame
The jury Time empannelis,
And leave to Truth each noble name
' Which glorifies your anna's,
Tfiy song9, Hans Saeh, are living yet,
In strong and hearty German,
And Bloomlield's lay and Gifford's wit, "
And tfi' rare good sense o; Shermau ;
Still from his book, a mystic seer,
The soul of Behmen leaches, "
; And England's priestcraft shake to hear '
Oi Fox's leathern breeches.
The Foot is yours: where'er it falls
-; It trends your well wrought leather,
On earthern floor, in marble halls,
Ou carpet, or on heather. "
Still there the sweetest charm is found
Of matron grace or vesral's, . .
As Hebe's loot bore nectar round
Among the old celestials!'
Rap, rap! your stout and bluff brogan,
With footsteps low and. weary, - -
May wander where the sky's blue Bpan, ;
Shuts down upon the Prairie.
Ye slippers shine on Beauty's foot,
By Saratoga's lountain, ' ' '''"-
Or lead, like suow-flakes falling mule," '
- The dance on Cattskill mountain!
The red brick to the mason's hand, .
The brown earth to the tiller's;
The shoe in y .urs shall wealth command
Sike fairy Cinderilla's!
As they who shunned the houshoid maid,
. Beheld the etewn upon her; ;
So all shall see her toil repaid ,
With hearth and home and honor.
Then leu the toast lie freely quaffed
In WiTta cool and brimming:1' ' '
"All honor to the goodtild Craft, ..'
, Its merry , men and women !'? ., ;
Cull out again your long array.
In the old time's pleasant manner, '
. Once more on gay St. Crispin's day "
' Fling out bin blazoned banner! .- .
, YANKEE; TR I CKS.
A REVOLUTIONARY INCIDENT.
Common consent is a very queer sponsor.
Common consent makes wils of stupidities,
fools of wise men, gallanls of Josephs, and
rascals of honest individuals. Common con
sent stamped "Yankees," in their first days,
as shrewd, incomparable tricksters, and com
mon consent was pretty near right just at
that time. Whether the Yankees are a
match for opposition now, we leave lo older
and wiser heads to determine, VYe gained
our independence by sheer force of arms. -Now
and then fortune would favor our side
with a little extraordinary good event or cir
cumstance, but not very frequently. It was
ngui twenty nines wnere it was manoeuvre
s iiCcess!tilIy"otice.." The English, ahvavson
the look-out lorsqualls and 'Yankee tricks.
not unfrequcnlly deceived themselves in the
most ludicrous manner. -
In the month of Mav, 18H,Sir James Yoe,
with a fleet of vessels to the number oi thir
teen, of various sizes, appeared oil' the mouth
of the Genessee, threatening to annihilate
Rochester, and destroy every improvement
and person in the vicinity. Great alarm was
created by this. Messengers were despatch
ed at once throughout the country for aid.
The people were aroused like the fiery
cross of lthoderick Dho,' the summons sped,
and what, think ye, was the result? In Ro
chester there were then just thirty-three peo
ple capable of bearing arms, and about half
a dozen came to help them. Truly a for
midable army to repel an English fleet,- and
oppose a clever off-shoot of the British for
ces. The first thing that the little band of
Americans did was to throw up a breastwork
rude and slight near a deep hollow, be
side the Lower Falls. -This breast work was
called Fort, Bender. , They then hurried
down the junction of the Genesee and lake
Ontario, because there the eneiny declared
they would land; ! They left' behind them
two old men, with several small boys to ' re
move tlie women and children into tbe woods
in case the British should land tor the provis
ions, and the destruction of the bridge at Ro
chester. The Rochester forces were commanded
by Francis Brown and Elisha Ely, who acted
as captains. ..The Americans .were elegant
ly accoutred in various garments of shapes
and makes almost antediluvian. No two
men were atmed with like weapons. Cer
tainly they had all Are arms, but they were
not fashioned in -the same style. The dis
cipline ofy these troops were as curious as
their costume and equipments. JJut it tney
displayed an awkward front to ,the war-like
eye, they also exhibited sagacity and courage
two qualities quite as much needed as a
pretty uniform Rnd good tactics. The ene
my watched the on-shore proceeding with
ceusiderable interest. They beheld, as they
supposed, numerous bodies of militia march
ing to head quarters, and preparing to give
them a warm reception. To deceive the
English, the forty men had marched and
countermarched through the whole woods
from point to point, in such a manner as to
convince the soldiers in the vessels that the
whole country was aroused and preparing for
action. The English thought it was high
time to be cautious, and therefore sent an
officer with a flag of truce to the shore. One
of the militia captains with ten of : the best
looking and most soldier-like men, were sent
to meet the officer. The men carried their
arms as upright as might be consistent with
their plan of being ready for action, by keep
ing hold of their triggers.
The British officer was astonished. ,IIe
looked all kinds of things, utlerable and un
utterable, and with a swelling crest said:
"Sir, do you receive a flag of truce under
arms, and wilh cocked tricgers?1'
'Excuse me, I beg," said the American
captain, "we are not soldiers, only back
woodsmen, and know more about felling trees
and following the , plough, - than of military
tactics;" saying which the American, fo rec
tify his first error, ordered his men to ground
arms. - - -
This, of course, still more aslouished the
Brilon. He looked indignant then suspic
ious then a little terrified, and at last de
livered a brief message in haste, and inconti
nently sought the fleet again. He 'declared
that the ignorance of tactics
was feigned to
draw the commodore into some 6nare,
informed, '.hose wha sent him that some
"Yankee trick" was under process of devel
opment. The British wanted the spoils, but they
were too suspicious to attempt a landinjr, if
by making a compromise, they could secure
a part of them. Accordingly another officer,
with another flag of truce, was sent to par
ley. Captain Francis Brown was this time
deputed to receive the officer. Brown took
a guard with him. . .
The Britishofficer looked very suspicious
ly upon Brown and upon the guard. He
conversed with the utmost caution; and as
though he expected either to find a trapdoor
or a springing mine beneath his feet. After
spending a short time in, conversation, the
officer suddenly discovered that the width
and clumsy aspect of Capt. Brown's garment
betokened somethingjaot exactly right. '
He thought that Brown was a regular offi
cer of the American army, and that his regi
mentals were masked, for some stratagem,
by clumsy and hastily made overclothes. Im
pressed with this idea, the Biitoit suddenly
grasped Brown s pantaloons by tbe knee ex
claiming half jocosely, while . he handled the
cloth most fiimly,
"VVhat a pity such excellent cloth should
be spoiled by a bungling tailor."
Brown smelt out the object of the officer's
movement, and quick wilted, he , carelessly
"Oh! I was this morninrr prevented from
dressing, fashionable, by my haste to meet
and salute distinguished visitors."
The officer then made a proposition, that if
the provisions and stores which might be in
and about Rochester, were delivered up, Sir
James Yoe would spare the. settlements a
'Will you accept and comply with this of
fer?' inquired the bearer of ;he flag of truce.
'Blood knee deep first?"1 replied Francis
Brown with startling emphasis.
: While this parley ;tho last clause of which
was enough lo afiight the oldest and tough
est soldier an American officer with his
staff, returning from the Niagara frontier was
accidenlally seen passing from one point to
another. This, wilh other curious circum
stances, confirmed the Britons in the belief
that a Jarge American army was collected,
and that the Yankee officer shammed ignor
ance for the purpose of enticing them on
shore to be slaughtered or annihilated. They
hud not proofs exactly a strong as holy writ,
but. they -were irresolute, undecided and
frightened, and were thus half conquered.
No sooner had the flag of truce got back to
the fleet than a shower of bombs and baits
was sent from eacli vessel. The attack was
immmediately acknowledged with great
.'Why, a rusty old sixpounder had been
mounted on a log and scoured up for the oc
casion; and as soon as it could be charged it
was let off on the thirteen English vessels.
A few hours were spent in this manner, and
Sir James Yoe, assured that he could not- be
in safety in that vicinity, (and with one of his
vessels badly shattered by the aforesaid log
mounted six pounder,) tuu down to Pultney
ville, about twenty miles eastward of Gene
see. There they learned how thirty-eight or
forty green militia ' men had beaten off . and
prevented a large British fleet from landing,
by a successful Yankee Trick.- "
' A3 soon as the keen edge of mortification
was worn off, Sir James and all his people
laughed heartily at the stratagem and its re
suit. It was a noble Yarjkee trick, that.-
V WOMAN'S WAYS.
FISHING' FOR A HUSBAND.
- -- - .
(From an excellent tale of humble life, enti
tle the ."Disruption," at preasant appear
ing weekly in the Edenburgh Chronicle.)
., 'A wee I, Mrs. Renshaw,' said Ringie, I'll
make you a fair offer.1 '
Ay, Mr. Stimperton, there's some sense
in that way of speaking. What is your offer
then?' z ' ' .
'Irs just this. If ye'll draw your "pufse,
and advance ae fifty pound to help Mr. Jimes
though wi' his learning, I'll put anither fifty
lill't through, gude kens, it's but little I ha'e
to spare.' ". '
'Na, na, I'll no do that. It's vera gude o'
you nae doot, to mak' sic an offeT, seeing
ye're no a drap o' blutle to the lad; bnt it'll
no answer for me fo part wi' my siller that
way, though I be his auntie as lang at least
as I'm a single woman. ' If "ye were my
gudeman like, the case wad be vera differ
ent, for then we wad just hae ae purse and
ae rnind in everything -at least, I hope there
wad never be the least difference between
us; and if I saw you bent on making Jimes
just like a son o' our ain, it's no to be thot
I could raise any objections, since he s my
sister's son atony rate. If it were the case
that we were man and wife, Icanna tell you
the pleasure it wad gi'e ine to sludy your
will on a' points, and just let ye do as ye
licket wp me and mine. But since that's
no the case nor like to be (for as far as I
can see, Ringan, you and me's . to be
single to the end of the chapter,) I maun
just pickle in my ain pock neuk, and tak'
care o myself.
'I would like fo do the young man a
gude turn, for I think he, well deserves 'f,
but I ha'e nae thought o' marrying for the
purpose.1 ' . . '
'Oh, Mr. Stimperton! wha wad ever ex
peck you to do that? Na,na, it's out o1 the
question. ' But if ye're against marrying for
onything but just pure love, ye're just the
liker me; for I'm sure it's mony's the time I
might ha'e been marry't if I had na been ill
to pleace. Indeed, I'll never consent fo
change my way o' leeving unless it be (he
wife o somebody 1 can think as muckle o'
as iwyser. 13ut if I was happening lo be
sought by sic a man, I'm sure I dinna ken
what I might do. ,1'olk caiijieyejLlvCiijLiil
they're try't. , .
'Deed, neighbor, I would advise ye no lo
refuse him.1 . ,
'It'll be time eneuch to refuse when he
seeks me.1 , .
But wha is the he and the him ye're aye
hinting at?1... -.
'Me? I'm, hinting at naebody in particu
lar, only it's a mercy, Ringan, ye didna think
it was youisel.1
'How could in possibly be me?
'If it hod been onybotly, ava, it would just
hae been as likely to be you as anither, Pm
thinking. Maybe likelier. Ye see folks are
beginning to speak o1 us already as mar
rows. . -''
: 'That's strange. I'm sure I've gi'e n nae
occasion for ony sic notion.1 . .
' 'No, indeed, ye have not; ye're a bashlu1
man, Ringan, I'll say that o1 you.' It's the
greatest failing I see about ye, that ye're a
wee thought mair forward to speak your mind
for I'm sure if you ever meant onything par
ticular: wi' me, ye're neer the man' that has
said it yet.1 ' ' .' . '
But I never meant onything of the kind.
I wish to be on nebourly terms wr.you and
a1 my nebours, but beyond that, Mrs. Ren-.
shaw, I never had any thought about you.
'Oh, Ringan! hoo can ye think to put sic a
slight on me?' - , -
'Slight on ye? there's nae slight in the
matter. Slights, like insults, are just as they're
ta'en,'and ye'll be the mair fule if ye lake
jin when there's none intended.1
'It would be far decenter if ye would just
fell me at yince that, ye hale me, than to
threaten me sae cruelly, and speak fair lo
me a' the time.'
'The woman's in a creel! I hate none o'
ye, thongh I canna pretend I'm eaten up wi1
love for you eitherens.1 . - v
'Ay, that's what vexes me.1
'But what fjr should it vex you? J'm no
in the way o' fa'ing in love wi' onybody.
Trowth, I hae something else to fash me. .
'I reckon ye think I wad mak' nae great
wife lo you because I wadna pet and spoil
'Wife ! I never passed a thought on the sub
ject. Ihe lact is, 1 dinna want a wire, oe
she gude or ill ; and, if I did, 1 m no sure it I
would be jus.ified in taking ony woman 1
had a respect for, I ken I would be nae great
'Av, ay, ye're making fun o1 me noo,
ter Pve been sae simple as to speak sae free
Saying this, Mrs. Renshaw sighed deeply,
and abandoned the argument in a sulky mel
ancholy mood. r - .
But she had still a card or two to play.
She spoke of dying, but did not speak very
precisely or intelligibly. One thing howerer
she affirmed roundly, and often repeated it
namely, that she did not care what be
came of her, now when she saw she was dis
pised and slighted. .
And wha the mischiefs despising or slight
ing you, I wonder?' said Stiffriggs, rather im
patient of her pertinacious and unreasonable
complaining. ;:, , -. , - . .
'Just yoursel', ringan was her reply; 'just
yoursel1 and naebody but you; at least I din
na care wha else; but, after the way- yee
slightitme, I canna leeve I dinna want to
leeve. -...': ' ( -' -'; r " ;i
- 'What ye say about being slightit by me is
just havers perfect havers. But if neathmg
will dae but deeing, ye "may just dee then,
and nae mair about it.1
: -Oh Ringan, Ringan, ye're a" cruel man'
Ye wadna speak that way to me if I was as
young as Jean Brown, or as bonny MissMig
gummerie1 ' ' . - ; ;
'Maybe no.1 ' ' - ...
'And yet I'm not so very auld, and I've
aye been through! no that ill-faured.1 ;
'1 never thought ye were -either auld or ug-
'What ails you at me then.1
'Sorrows in the woman! I'm finding nae
fault wi' ye,1 . --'-'-. ; .J --
' 'Ay, nae fault to' be sure, but ye despise
me for a1 that. . Answer me this, Mr. Riu-
gan - - .- -
'What is't?'- -
'Will ye think on me afier I'm deed?' '.
'Thai depends a gude deal on, when you
may dpe. . If you should hapen to be a Jung
leeverandseenieoui(and that's likely eneuch)
it's not lo be expeckit that I can.1
'No, Ringan, I'll no be a lang ' leever.
Ye'll soon be quat o' me sooner, mavbe.
than ye'll believe till ye see'f. And suppo3-
: i i t i -i . i . -
uig i snouiuna see me morn, wnat wao yej
say;' . - .- 1 . .. - -
'Say! I wad jusLsay there's ae decent wo
man awa. 1 wad maybe say, too, though she
wasna an ill body, she set her hccil rather
muckle on the world.1 '"
'I've dune naelhing o1 . the kind; but I've
fa'en intil a greater fault I've thought owre
them thai hae thought naelhing o'
'If that be the case, then' ye've just been
the mair fule.1 ' " ,
Ay. ay; I may dee when I like, I see, for
ought you care, and yel maybe see the fiuish
o1 me sooner than you .think.1 . 1
'Ye're no the least deeing like the noo;
that's a1 that I'll say.1 ' - - -
A LOVE OF A BONNET. "
A correspondent of the Boston Post gives
the following funny account of poping the
question under curious circumstances: .
As a party of jileasure was ascending Mt,
T. afew days ago,a well furnished pcrsonwilh a
fishing tackle, accosted the lady,. one of the
party, who had loitered behind her compan
ions to' enjoy wilhout interruption, the beau
tiful scenery which lay'alohg.the rich valley
ot the Connecticut. . , .r"
Good morning, madam!1 said the fisher?
man touching his hat. ; 7;. .'" - .
a dignity of manner which would have been
considered perfect at the Court .of Qiieen
Elizabeth. , ... . . j
'It's a fine morning, madam,1 canlinued
the gentleman 'I saw your bonnet at the foot
of the hill,' and I thought I should like to
marry the lady who wore ihat bonnet. It
struck my fancy exactly, and I have walked
up to ask you how you would like to enter
thatblessed stale with me.1 - v, I '
The lady was somewhat startled at ; the
abruptness of this proposition, and her first
impulse was to hurry on toher companions;
but her dignity and self possession prevailed
and she quietly' turned to the stranger and
said "it was a very serious proposal to come
trorn one who had never seen her before."
"But I have seen your bounet," said he.
"and I know you will suit me; I have money
and a good house at the foot of yonder hill.
My wife and children are dead ; I am all alone
If you outlive me you shall have all my prop
erty. I have just got a new stone fur the
grave of my wife, for, which I gave twenty
six dollars. I buy all my things for the house
by the quantity, lou shall be well provided
for in every thing. I don't think you could
do better.". , " ' - . .. t . ,; , ...
The lady bad seen much . of the world-
had held command in the fashionable circles
of the South and the "chivalry" bad ben
ded the knee io her beauty and accomplish
ments. and the learned to the intelligence
and cultivation of her mind. She bad sail
ed triumphant and unconquered every where,
and to be thus waylaid and entrapped into
matrimony, was a thing not to be thought of
for a moment; and so she raised her form to
more than its usual height, and givinS addi
tional dignity to the inclination of her head,
she bowed "good-bye" to the fishing widow
er, and left him to bestow himself and his
grave stones on som one else.
It is to be regretted that the pattern of the
bonnet is not known if one of our bonnet
makers could only secure it she might rea
lize a foitune. A pop the question bonnet
would be a novelty in the region of Fancy
dotn. ' BOLD AS A LION-
One o f the best jokes of ihe season is told
by the amiable Goines, of lonsorial notorie
ty. A Southern Adonis, no way celebrated
for his personal attractions, on . completing
a somewhat protracted toilet one morning
turned lo his servant and inquired ;
How do I look, Ca;sar?
Plendid, massa, plendid, was ebony's de
lightful answer. ".. .
Do you think I'll do, Caesar? giving him a
piece of silver.
Guy Massa, nebber see you look so fierce
in all my life; you look jistas bold as a big
'Why, what do you know about a lion?
you never, saw one. Caesar.-.''.'
NcbLer see a lion, Massa! Guy I see
Massa Peyton's Jim ride one ober to demill
ebery day'. .'-'.' "v.
: No, you fool that's a donkey."
Can't help dat, Mass you look jis1 like
him. ' . , -. ' ' . , . , .-
: A TRUSTY JUROR. V i
In trials for offences' if is trsnal- for tlie
Clerk of the. Court to propound to each jur
or. as he is called, and before he is empan
nqlcd, the following questions: , -
'Have you formed or expressed an opin
ion concerning the guilt or innocence of the
accursed!1, ; . , -,;- .v
'Are you akin to the prisoner?' . .
A trial for murder in the first degree,came
offa short lime since, within less than ' one
hundred miles of civilization, when a - juror,
who had not acted in- that noble capacity be
fore a man of light complexion and consid
erable spunk vain withal, and with a dash
of what answers to Addison's definition of
vicious modesty, was ihe very first man call--edfo
decide, upon tbelssue of life and death.'
The accused was a buck negro, shining
black, with hair as stiff and coarse as the
teeth of a carding machine. - ...
: vClerk- Prisoner, look upon the juror Ju
ror, look upon the prisoner! .Do you chal
lenge? ' ,
Counsel for . prisoner Not peremptorily.
Clerk-Have you formed or expressed an
opinion wilh regard to tbe guilt or innocence
of'tlie. accused? s . . . . , ;
Juror Why what a' question.. . How
should 1 1 ' ; .". ; '.. L : .
(Clerk fepea'ts tlie question) . . ..
Juror Why r'never saw him before. ,;
Cleik Answer the question vesor no...
Juior No sir-rce!. ., . , .... .V.,
Court No sport here, it is loo serious a
matter'.',. . ' , . ..-.-.. . . :
ClerkHave you any conscientious sera
ph:. . ...
'Juror 1 have a few left.
Cleik I mean about inflicting capital pun1
ishment for crime ? , ;
Juror None whatever, I do assure you.
This emphatic declaration brought the
prisoner's counsel to his feet," who was going
to argue that the manner in which ihe juror'
Jast answer was giveq '.was a good cause for.
challenge, but he was stopped by the. Court.,
Clerk Are you akin to the prisoner? ,
; Clerk repeats the question. Are you a-:
kin to the prisoner?.,; ;,- .,: s ... . .1
'Juror Who do you lake me for? , . , ;
; Clerk Are you akin lo the prisoner?
' Juror Your face is blacker on Sundays'
than mine on weekdays and 5'our hair is wool.
Are you akin to the prisoner? : . , " .t s
Cletk Answer the. question. r. ,. ,;
Juror Akin to the devil! My kin are
respectable people! - " "
Here the cloudy brow of the Court i ndica
ted that the Conference should be cut shorf
and, ihe prisoner's counsel boding no: rrnod
from the juror's contemptuous opinionZA-Ci--
ttrcnTpniarrengti-rt--jwror-ior cause, name-)
ly, an opinion expressed.
Juror continues Whaf, I am insulted by'
that blackguard clerk, ami now one of 'his
bullies has challenged me.. - No I'll fight the "
clerk firsthand his bully afterwards no fiout-
ing by proxy none.
Court lo Juror Sir, jou are challenged,
jou may retire. . ; - : '
Juror I never turned back on friend or '
foe; I'll not retire.- . ..
Court Siryou are committed, for fwen-.
ty-fotir hours for contempt of Court. Sheriff .
take him into custody. X. Y. Times. ' "'-
PLEASURES OF MATRIMONY. -
The Boston Journal truly says it is pleas-
ant to a see a couple who are united for life .'
desirous on ail occasions of ministering lo
ihe happiness of each other; A plasant wri- '
ter says with much justice, that the man who
tenderly loves his wife, will have the greater ,
pleasure in' lessening her care and heighten-. ,
ing her enjoyments. The profession that he
held out" ta engage her affections were all ;
that language could express; his conduct that ;i
of the warmest '.attachment; can a woman,
when she feels an increased cause for that
attachment, bear the sad reverse? A Scotch .
ballad very prettily r expresses fhe pleasure J
an affectionate wife feels at the approach of '
her husband, , t I
His very foot has music in't v
When he comes up the stairs.
- A GOOD ONE. , ' ";'
- A correspondent "of the New Yoik Spirit ,
of fhe Times relates the following:"
"Some years; since, a Norlh Carolina Law
yer, yet living undertook to convince a meth
odist preacher of some celebrity, that his
manner of preaching, iu threatening his au
ditors damnation, was injudicious; and that '.
arguments and exhortations of a milder -character,
would be more successful. After . '
listening patiently, the .preacher replied
My friend, you are mistaken. Sin is like ' :
a tarripin you may exhort you may ex-, -i
hort, admonish, even kick him, and he will
not move; but merely draws his head within
his shell, and your labor is lost but place a
coai,of fire on his back, and he travels
hell fire is the article" - . ) , "
.We find the following good thin" floatinrr
about like 'Japhet in search of a paternal
Women were bom as fate declares y
To smooth our linen and our cares;
And 'tis buf just, for by my troth,
They're very apt to ruffle both. "
Good. A paper printed in the Sandwich
Islands, says that for the past year it had but
one delinquent subscriber L These heathena
(!) set an example worthy the im'uatiou of
more enlightened communities. "
Iow a. Dodge is re-elected, but bv a re
duced majority. The majority against the
Lanstitulion will be decided, but not so great
as at the last trial.
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