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THE POST will be published every Friday
t $2 per year, pnynhln within three months
Trom the time of stihscribins; .$V" ' "
months or g."? if puymont is delayed until
the expirntion of the year.
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deduction made to fhoo who advertise by the
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No communications inserted unless nccom
panicri bv the name of the nulhnr.
frt-Oihoenn the Wct side r.f the Public
Snuure. next door but one tibovo tbn Jos
Washington, Feb. 25.
The President and his Ptiite returned
from Richmond, nn Saturday evenin?,
much delighted with th'-ir visit. Those
who were present, at the reception and
the ceremonies ol the monument, speak
of the scenes as highly interesting. Gen
eral Taylor's visit, and the day, and the
deed by which it was celebrated, had some
influence, it is remarked, to allay the ex
citement prevailing at Richmond on llie
question which ngitates the country. It
i believed, ton, that there is beginning to
prevail a more moderate end conservative
tont ol Teeling here. It is much hoped
that Dnty's Resolution will not he again
pressed, and that the members will not
insist upon separating the California meas
ure from others of a kindred character.
There is no Tear whatever that the Wil
mot Proviso will be again uijred in a seri
ous manner. Even some n( the Northern
Legislatures have, in effect, ceased to press
it. The second of tne series of the Reso
lutions ol the New-York Legislature was
uppnsed to contain the principle of ibi
Wilmot Proviso; but it appears that it has j
been explained by its author, Mr. liny-
mond, as meaning little or nothing. If
Congress legislates on the subject of slave
ry in the Territories, then, it recommends
that the Legislature should be ndveise to
slavery. Bui, if this was the meaning, it
ia said, (he Resolution might have been so
drawn as to say so.
Some have lately stated that Mr. Web
ster intends to propose the Missouri Com
promise. I doubt it very much. But, af
ler all, I would not be surprised lo witness
final adjustment upon ihat principle.
It appears to me to be gaining ground.
Every one, whom I see from the North and
Noilh-West, says that (he mass of the
people deprecate any course of aggression
upon the Soulh, and regard the Wilmot
Proviso as the measure of a miserable fuc
lion, Mr. Winthrop's late speech against
the free-soil faction Giddings, Root, &c.
it certain, it is said, to do much good at
the North. The speech is to be extensive
ly circulated there.
Mr. Clayton had not, yesterday, revoked
the resignation; bul he will do so, as most
persons say.
General John M'Neil, a distinguished
officer of the U. S. Army, in the war ol
1812, died suddenly, in this city, on Fri
day. He re-igned in IS30, in order to re
ceive from General Jackson the appoint
ment of Surveyor of Boston, which office
he had held ever sii.ee. Cor. Char. Cour.
ICP The Richmond Whig says: "We
mean to oppose all schemes, which look lo
a dissolution. It was on that account, that
we opposed Ihe original resolutions of the
Legislature on ihe subject of a Southern
Convention. We had no idea of investing
19 men with authority lo go to Nashville,
on behalf and at the expense of ihe State,
and pledge this commonwealth lo disunion.
When the Legislature "emasculated" those
resolutions, as it did very thoroughly, we
bad do serious objection to their adoption.
At many gentlemen, ns choose, may go
to Nashville, on iheir own hook, and at
their own proper cost and charges, and
consult as long as Ihey please. If they
tball propose wise and wholesome meas
ures, we will approve'them: if they do not,
neither we nor anybody else are bound by
An Indepbudekt Editob. A country
editor very piquantlr remarks;
We do not belong to our "patrons;"
Our psper is wholly our own.
Whoever may like it, can lake it;
Who don't can just let it alone.
Poutbkbss asd Pbihcivlb.-What's
the use of making such a fuss Pat is'nt
poo religion as good as another?' Indade it
is, yer honor, and a grate dale belter loo.
The lowest of politicians is that man
who seeks to gratify nn invariable selfish
ness by ptetending to seek the public good.
For a profitable popularity he accommo
dates himself lo all opinions, to all disposi
tions, to every side, and to each prejudice.
He is a mirror, with no face of its own, but
a smooth surface, from which every man
ol ten thousand may see himself reflected.
He glides from man to man, coinciding
with iheir views, pretending their feelings,
simulating their tastes; with this or.e, he
haes a in in; with that one, he loves the
same man; he favors a law and he dislikes
it; be npprm-oB and '.ppnqepj b it on both
sides at once, nnd seemingly wishes that
he could be on one side more than both
sides- he attends meetings lo suppress in
temperance, but at elections makes every
crog shop free to all drinkers. He can
with equal relish plead most eloquently lor
temperance, or toss off a dozen glasses in a j
dirty grocery, lie imniis tnnt mere is a j
time for every thing, and, therefore, ai one j
lime Iip swears, nnd jeers, nnd leers with a
carousing crew, and at another time, hav
ing happily been convened, he displays the
various features of devotion. Indeed, he
is a capacious christian nn epitome of
faiih. He piously asks the class-leader of 1
the welfire of his charge, for he was always !
a Methodist, nnd always shall be, until he I
meets a Presbyterian; there he is a Presby
terian, old school or new, ns ihe case re
quires. However, as he is no bigot, he
can afford lo be a Baptist in a good Baptist
neighborhood, and with a wink, he tells
the zealous elder that he never had one ol
his children baptized, not he! He whis
pers to the Reformer that he abhors all
creeds but baptism and the Bible. After
nil this, room will be found in his heart for
the fugi'ive sects also, which come and go
like clouds in a summer sky. His flatter
ing altentinn at church edifies the simple
hearted preacher, who admires that a plain
sermon should make a man whisper amen!
! and nfidn rtr nt Iniel irlna hie ores In ennv
a tear. Upon the stump his tact is no less
rare. He roars and bawls with courag-ous
plainness, on points about which nil agree;
but on subjects where men differ, his mean
ing is nicely baVnced nn a pivot, that it
may dip either way
lie depends lor suc-
cess chiefly upon humorous stories. A
glowing patriot telling stories is a danger
ous antagonist; for it is hard to expose ihe
fallacy of a hearty laugh, nnd men con
vulsed with merriment are slow to perceive
in what way an argument is a reply to n
Perseverance, effrontery, pood nature,
and versatile cunning, have advanced many
n bad man higher than a good man could
Men will admit that he has not a single
moral virtue; hut he is smart. Sman! It
does not occur to many that there is much
difference between men and game; or that
offices end laws are much more than
benver-irnpr; or public men very different
from smart trappers. Wo objct to no
man for amusing himself at the lertile re
sources of ihe politician here painted; for
sober men are sometimes pleased with Ihe
grimaces nnd mischievous tricks of a ver
satile monkey; but would it not be strange
indeed if they shoulj select him for a ruler,
or make him an exemplar for their tons.
Question. I have several bills for
clothing against young gentlemen whose
fathers are able to pay but refuse. As they
are minors, I cannot sue them, but are not
their fathers responsible?
Answer. No. They must provide for
their maintenance, but are not answerable
for debts otherwise contracted. The fault
is entirely with tradesmen and storekeep
ers, who give credit lo a minor on Ihe
strength of his father's capability of pay
ing the debt. They deserve lo lose it, for
if ihey were lo say lo the son, "Bring me
an order from your father and I will sup
ply you with what you require, and nut
without it," there would be no difficulty. '
Half of the follies and extravagance or
young men arise from the facility of ob
taining credit on iheir father's name; and
many fathers, rather lhan have trouble,
pay the bill when they shoulJ refuse lo
pay it firmly, as ii only encourages young
men in a life of idleness and extravagance.
Any person trusting a minor without an
order from his father or guardian, richly
merits to lose ihe debt. If the son is wor
thy of credit the laiher will not withhold
his sanction. .V. Y. Tribune.
An unhappy youth, attempted lo com
mit suicide in Louisville last week.
Cause unrequited love ! Poor boy I poor
boy I JYash. Gaz.
Several boys about our town in the same
unhappy condition all but the suicide
A western editor observes, ihst if a man
who bss a preitv wife, two pies, a cow, a
cat, a dog and a fat baby, is not satisfied,
never will be until be lakes a newspaper.
We are willing to barter our good time
with a friend, who gives us in exchange
his own. Herein is the distinction between
a Genuine guest and the visitant. This
latter takes your good time and gives you
his bad in exchange. The guest is domes
lie lo you as your good cat or domestic
household bird; the visitant is your fly thnt
flaps in at the window and out again, leav
ing nothing but a sensp ofdisturbanee, nnd
victuals spoiled. Visitants always show
their genius, in knocking the moment you
have just sat down to n boo!;. They hive
n peculiar compassionate sneer, with which
they "hope they do rot interrupt your stu
dies." T,hough Ihey flutter off Ihe next
moment lo carry iheir impertinences to the
riexl student that they can call their friend,
the tone of the boo!: is spoiled; we shut
the leaves, and with Dante's lovers, rend
no more that day. It were well if the ef
fect of intrusion were simply en-extensive
with its presence; Inn it mars nil the good
hours afterward. These scratches in ap
pearance leave nn orifice that closes not
hastily. "It is a prostitution of the brave
ry of friendship," says worthy Bishop
Taylor, "lo spend it upon impertinent peo
ple, who are, it may be, loads to iheir
lamilies, but can never ease aay loads."
This in the secret of their gadding?, their
visits, nnd morning calls. They too have
homes which are no homes.
FnANitr.trr, Tenn., Feb. 20.
I notice a ti'.is-siaieirient lias crept into
the columns of the Cnzt'.o. The men
murdered were William P. Barham and
John G. Ellbeck nnl Thomas.
The murder occurred about II perhaps
a quarter after, on Sunday night. They
were walking up Main street th prool
seems lo be that thpy had turned above the
Episcopal Church, nn;l were returning
when they saw a negro crossing cvpr from
the same side of the street they were on.
with n load of some kind on his shoulders,
lie was crossing between the Academy lot
and ihe Presbyterian Church; one of them
remarked, "we must look into this." They
crossed over themselves nnd were Feen to
stop the boy one took hob! on the arm,
the other collared him. Plenty of ne?ros
passing from prayer meeting ai i!ie time;
three or four were standing on Dr. E wing's
corner, not exceeding SO steps from the
place they occupied. A lew words a
slight scuffle, nnd Ellbeck was seen to
hump himself nnd star! down the s'reet.
He proceeded nhont f!0 steps and fell dead.
B.irhnm raised n stick, made a few steps
and fell in the act of striking.
Both were stabbed to the heart; one blow
ench was nil that wa9 given. Tliere nre
negroes that know who did it, but will
not tell.
The supposed murderer is in jail, a negro
of Bennett's. Spots of blood were found
on the right arm and collar of his coat. His
dress on that night, was just such ns de
scribed by those who saw the murder com
mitted. He was close to where his wife
lived and going in lhat very dtreciion. Ii
was necessury. in order lo reach his wifv's
house, that he should po the very street he
did. He boards himself; hence the temp
tation to steal the bacon. As to ihe blood,
the boy is a tanner nnd may have got the
blood on bis clothes by handling green
It is a most melancholy affair, but we
will spare no pains lo ferret out the guilty
party and bring him to jusilc?.
The Pacific Rail Road. Books have
been opened at St. Louis for subscriptions
to a Rail Road, to run from that city west-
wardly lo the western limits of the Stale
of Missouri, so that it nny strike the line
of Rail Road that may be established to ex
tend lo the Pacific. On closing Ihe books
on Saturdav evening, the 9ih inst., it ap
peared that the amount of $305,500 bad
been subscribed in the course of the week.
The books were to be re-opened on the
Monday following, and a confident expec
tation appears lo be entertained, that the
subscriptions there would amount to half a
million. The city authorities also were
expected to subscribe a similar amount tn
the project. Books were also lo be opened
at various other places in the State, and
the most sanguine hopes appear tu be en
tertained of the success of this enterprise,
which is pronounced to bo "The Great
Work of the Jl-e."
The neat old lady inVirginia who scrub
bed through ihe floor and fell into the cel
lar, is bul one among the very nice females
with which our country abounds. We
know a good lady in NdW Jersey who
whitewashed all the wood she burnt; and
another in Connecticut, who used three
times a day to scour the nose of her lap
dog, to keep him from soiling the dish oul
of which he ate his meals. The same
good lady took her own food through a
napkin ring, to keep it from comiog in
contact with her lips.
Among the countless deceptions passed
off on our s!iam-ridden race, let me direct
your attention to the deception 'of dignity,
as it is en which includes' many others.
Among thos; terms which have long ceas
ed to have nny vital meaning, Ihe word
disniiy thwrves a disgraceful prominence.
No word h .13 fallen so readily as this into
the design? of cant, impcslure and pretense:
none has jvr.yed so well the part of verbal
scare crow lo frighten children of all ages
and both see-i. It is at once the thinnest
and most effective of all ihe coverings un
der vvlii '; "eednin cneaks and skulks.
Most of'if eV.en nl i'sn'ny, who,"TrW'or
bore iheir more genial brethren, are simply
tupn pr.sses.emij ihe nrt of passig off their
innensihiihy for wisdom, their dullness foi
depth, r.ttd of concealing imbecility of in
tellect tinder haughtiness of manner. Their
success in this small game is one of Ihe
st'-reotype satires on mankind. Once strip
from these pretenders tlieir stolen garments,
once disconnect their show of dignity from
their real msanness, nnd they would stand
shivering nnd defenceless objects of Ihe
tears of pity, or targets for the arrows of
scorn. Ilutit is the misfortune of ill is
world's affairs, that offices, filly occupied
only by talent and genius, which despise
pretence, should be filled by respectable
stupidity nnd dignified emptiness, to whom
pretence is the very soul of life. Manner
triumphs over matter; and throughout so
ciety, polities, letters nnd .science, we nre
doomed tn meet a swnrm of dunces and
wind-bags, disguised as gentlemen, slates,
men, and scholars. Coleridge once saw,
at a dinner table, a dignified man with a
face wise as the moon's. The awful charm
of his manner was not broken until the
muffins appeared, and then ihe imp of
sluttonv forced from him-ihe exclamation:
"Them's tlie jockeys for me!" A good
number ofsuch dignitarhns remain undiscovered.
0 sing lo me one song of ihine,
One soni before we part;
Thai I may bear away with tne
lis mtiMC in in y heart.
Let it be a renle Oil",
A s.iti'J i f ciirlv joy.
funli ns a fair haired m v'dcn sings
Tj win her much loved boy.
O! sing to ni" the ?ni j I beard,
The ether day at nonn.
When it came tn me like a warbling bird.
And censed ns short nnd soon.
Bashfully that ;ong was still,
For I started from out the trees;
I So Ihe bird is Iiush'd when the bramble
Stirs with the passing breeze.
Turn not so fenrfully nway
I ennnot hear lo part,
Willi ny thing bul hope and joy
In the swelling of my heart.
Look up to me with hughing eyes
We shall meet ngain ere long;
And llieu the greeting I shall have,
Will be thy genile sang.
So sing to tne Ihat soig of joy,
Thalsng of Summer bowers.
Murmuring like the soft warm breath
Or a south wind over flowers.
I will kiss thee as thou warblest on,
My token ns I part,
And so will bear nway with me
The music in my heart.
Ciioi.r.itA. Since our last publication
another vessel has arrived, on board of
which cholera nnd sickness generally have
been fearfully prevalent. The Isaac Wiight
left Liverpool nn the 9ih of January, with
203 passengers. On Ihe second day from
Liverpool the cholera appeared on board.
The firt victim wa a bale, slout Irish
man, apparently in good health. He was
seized at 0 o'clock and was buried al half
past 1 1. Before his death he admitted Ihat
he lin'J aa attack of cholera at Liverpool,
and came out of ihe hospital only a lew
days before the Isaac Wright sailed. 01
the 203 psssengers, ISO were sick with
cholera and other diseases during Ihe voy
age, and 20 died. The salvation ot the re
mainder, is attributed to the free use of
cayenne ppper and salt. There were no
c.ies of ttolcri on board when Ihe ship
arrived nl quarantine."
The Journal of Commerce says: "It ap
pears from the records of the physicians,
ihat the disease as manifested there, has
been nttendi-d with an unusual fatality.
The first esse appealed on ihe 21st of Jan'
u.iry, tnd time to the Island direct from
the ship Vindalis. Since that time fifty
five have one into a collast, of which
forty-five terminated in death. This ex
traordinary fatality is accounted for by the
fact, ihat by far the larger proportion were
persons whe were previously much debili
fated bv disease or privations. A number
were passengers in the ship Caleb Grim
ehaw, burned at sea, and endured mocb
hardship in consequence of ihst disaster.
JS". Y. paper.
'Many years ago, Oh! very many years
ago, I enjoyed a week full of North Caro
lina hospitality, which was then as now.
cordial, genuine and altogether eincere.
By the way, Arthur, I never underetood
why hospitnlity is so generally, indeed,
almost universally marked ns a southern
characteristic, so distinguished as lo im
ply ihat the virtue hardly exists elsewhere.
Now I have found warm hearts in many
cold corners of New England, just is warm
as in any hot Slate down towards the gulf,
and a Pennsylvania Dutchman has enter
tained me, in his way, just ns royally as;,j.
r did-na V. V. V.'.'iin. T'.-e Aioeri-
can people are very hospitable; and in he-, j
ing so ihey nre rather obedient lo an every :
day feeling lhan to nn impulse: a feeling :
which has nothing lo do w ith Northern or .
Southern caloric. Curse this geography in
"Uncle lei! me your story'
Well, I fell in love, ns you ued lo say,
with a girl, just seventeen, nnd ihe sweet-
est, lovliest
'Yes, I know,' said I, 'I have seen
But Ellen, I tell you, was a nnnpariel
modest, retir.ng-doti't interrupt me-rnd
. . . ..I I. ..... .
she oved me, and I loved Imr. wiiu a l ive
so true, that it is no wonder indeed the
course didn't run smooth.
Soon after our engagement, (it was ear
ly in Aiig-ust,) Ellen and I went to visit
Col. L a friend of her father, in ihe coun
try. We found there hall a dozen, yes
more, young l.nlips, and real devils they
were too, so different from my Ellpn. Our
Co'onel was delighted with Ihe noise we
made, of gayety and fun. he was ns fond
of fun, and as gay ns any of them. We
had a glorious dance.
Here niv uncle slopped; he was busy
wiih memories too sacred lo be disturbed
by nny thoughtless speech of mine. But
at length he resumed
'My host showed me to my room. I
was fatigued with my riding and dancing,
and I was soon asleep and dreaming. The
ladies left the drawing room, or rather the
dancing room, hefore I did a half dozen
of them huddled together in one large
chamber, as I afterwards discovered. I
suppose ihere were plenty of beds in it;
but as for that I neither know nor care.
Col. C. came to my room nnd awakened
Jump up quick, said he; 'and I'll show
you some fun. Come with me, no one's
here. Now look through the key-bole.'
I bad noticed that the dnur was ajar
but I peeped in. By the Lord, the firls
were searching for fless, in their 'sacred
linen,' nnd my Ellen was among them,
six of ihem by the Lord Harry.
I had no sooner sen this and suggested
the thought Ihat Ellen might bs in belter
business, than that same Colonel gave me
a push, and in a twinkling I was in the
room on my hands and bare knees before
all those girls.
I think I went nnd dressed mvseif.
Col. L. did not sleep in Ihe house that
night. I had letters which required me to
leave very early, before breakfast. I re
ceived a I 'tter from Ellen two days after
wards, and I never have seen her since.'
Bather ritr.cociot;s. A "voung lady,"
fourteen vears of ase. is practicing ihe
game of swindling in St. Lotus, getting
goods nnd bavin; them charged to cus
An editor of a newspaper nctually re
lursed from California bv the lasl steamer
with a fortune of one hundred thousand i
dollars. What a consolatory event ! We !
i,,i niv.-.r-fl iboii-tht ilmi editors, like Enrl
lid. no.ibovs. never cot rich nnd never
died, but thinned gradually off, both in
person nnd purse, and then somehow
"weru away, and were missed." Here
i.,n instance, however, of fortune's dis-
position to fvor ihe race, and we owe her
adeblofgraiiiudeforitthat we shall feel
it our
duty to pay when-xve pay that ol
nature, al sny rate. .V. F. Ytir.
The Tlacer Times, ol Decembers, pub-
IwIibiI nt Raeramcnto. savs !
The Odd-Fellows are quite numerous
in tli is city. Since the middle or Aujustj
Ihey relieved twenty-three sick OJd Fel Coui.INT Allow It. A centle
lows at Doctors Deal and Martin's Hospi- ; man tells u a goo I story of his do
tal; forty have been relieved in their tents.
Out of this number, but, two have died.
A remarkable discovery, it is said, has
been made in New York, viz: that worth
and tceafifc are not alwats synonymous.
A Union meeting, without distinction ot
parly, composed of hundreds, was held in
Independence Square, Philadelphia, on
Friday afternoon, when a number of
speeches were made and resolutions adopt
ed. The Boston Chronotype Is no more.
Editor says:
"If il had told less truth in its life, il
would not now be lying in death."
To pive iIip county courts jurisdiction lo
- provide for 'he partition and distribution
of the estntes of deceased persons.
ftE?. 1. Be it. enacted by the Gener
al Assembly of the. State of Tennessee.
Thai the couniy courts slinll have nnd
exerciso ronotirrent Jurisdiction with
the circuit nnd chancery courts, to
hoar nnd determine nil petitions or
hills for the partition nnd ilistriliution
of the estates of deceased persons,
wheihcr the sameshnll consist of real
or personal property, or both, or for
the payment of rlcnts, nnl wht'ti lie-
. vsnr",. to locr"p snh's of cither per
Vw iiir rent etnt. or dot fv when th-i
snrrio is necesMiry for partition nnd
distribution nmnn.fjst the heirs nnd
distributees or Icpntees, or the pay
merit of debts nccordinr.' t' the laws
now in force nnd use. in this Siaio. nnd
in nil such case, said courts may ap
point a commissioner or "ommission
crs, to make such sale or division, nnd
declare the compensation he or they
shall receive for sneh services.
Skc 2. Bo it further enacted, Thnt
in nil cases where the countv court
shall direct or decree a sale of prop-
; . . . -
'V.l i""'"'-
y.9 net, the person or persons ns np-
. i ' . '
pointed to perfect a sale shall enter
! . . 1 . . ,
I,,.mH u.ifW turn nr mnrn rmrvl
securities before the county court so
decreeing said sale, payable to tho
chairman of said court anil his succcs
sors in oflice. in double the supposed
value of the property decreed to ba
sold, for tho use and benefit of thoso
Passed, Dec. 31st. 1819.
The OnnFr:u,ows. The Wash
inton Globe tints bears testimony tu
the (rrcat increase nnd noble mission
of Odd Fellowship :
"We believe that in the whole his
tory of the world there is no instance
of any society of men, unaided by
power, wenlih, or political inlliience,
who have from an humble beginnta;,
risen rapidly to be both numerous nnd
opulent, ns the Independent Order of
Odd-Fellows. The fact is itself a
culojrium on the Order on its objects,
its conduct, and its administration.
The (Treat nim of it h lo do good, and
the only aim we believe. To com
fort the sorrow.!ricken, to heal tho
sick, to feed tho hungry, to clothe the
naked, and to relieve the necessitous,
arc the cardinal purposes for which
O.ld-Fellowship wns instituted. So
fur it has nobly fulfilled its mission,
and its success has far exceeded eve
rvlhin?; that could have been anticipa
ted. Everywhere tho Old-Fellows
are erecting noble buildings called
halls, which nre not built for show
altogether, hut for use, and they aro
made useful always, we believe."
Noble Conduct of a Slave At
the fire which occurred in Sparta, on
the night, of the lfirh inst.,nn incident
occurred, strikingly illustrating tho
fidelity nnd personal devotion of a
slave to a kind master. It seems that
the fire, by which so largo a portion
of the village was consumed, spread
with such incredible rapidity as to
I allow the citiz'-ns no time to save their
! property, and in some instances hardly
sufficient to escape frcm their bum-
in? bonnes.
Dr. Mack if, who but a short time
before had been burnt out. was taken
bv surprise in his chamber, and lost
, Ins furniture, books, watch, nnil even
his wearing appue!; nnd but for the
great presence of mind, and generous
devotion of one of his servants, would.
! in ail probability, have perished him-
The lower story of the Wilding
, was on nre, anu mc stairway Having
"ecu cuiuuiiicu, men; ui;iiiu.i uu pui
; blo means of escape. In this critical
junciurc ins la.in.m rerv.w. enmo i
1 r . i - r r.i i- l ...
s,u?' f,zm' ,n utu-
III! V VT II IM.'II III". ,iii. ., .......
inr his master upon it. he sprang from
tin? window himself. Neither tho
doctor nor the bov received any injti-
, ry. isavannali Morning Aeics.
mcstics. Having employed a new
female servant, he sat down in the
parlor.the evening after to a civil gamo
f with his wife and a COUpIo
of neighbors. The next morning my
lady.' 'the help.' observed that "the
card-playing must be put a stop to, or
she shoulJ be obliged to leave sho
didn't approve of tho practice, and
never allowed tt in families where sha
lived. Boston Pott.
The following "roles" are posted
in the New Jersy chool-houses: -No
kissing girls in school time. No lick
ing the master during holidays.

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