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No communication inserted unless accom panied by the name of the author. rgf" Office on Main street, next door to the old Jackson Hotel. THE POST. Alhens, Friilaj, March 4, 1853. L.I i- .... l fThe Daily Boston Chronicle very justly reads a lecture against Reformers, i. e. those individuals who muko merchandise of philanthropy, who find tho time always out of joint and think themselvs ordained of Providcneo to officiate as moral surgeons who contend Hint "whntever is, is wrong" and claim all tho humanity, nil tho charity, all tho morality and all tho religion of the land. They may be found hovering around the courts of justice, to protect the criminal from the duo award of his crimes; seldom are they found in the family whom tho crimiuul has wronged. North Carolina. In the New York Herald, Dr. Hawks claims that First it was on the shores of North Car olina that the first English colony was plant ed in America; secondly tho first blood shed in battle with the troops of the English gov crmcnt, in support of tho principles of the American revolution, was the blood of North Carolinians, and the first battle was on the noil of that State; and thirdly, the first declar ation of independence ever promulgated in any of those colonies came from North Car olina, more than a year before tho National Declaration of July 4, 1776. There is a natural and just excep tion taken against the use of terms, too common with American biographers, In the remarks which follow: . "Born of Poor, but Honest Parents!" Whenever I rend the above words ns the introduction of a biography, I pronounce the author lacking in good common sense, as well as politeness. Just as if the parents must especially bo exempt from dishonesty. Just as if it were necessary to inform the reader that, although the parents were poor, they had tho exceptional and unusual merit worthy of particular notation, that they were honest! A Hundred Years Ago. In his history of Massachusetts Bradford states that pn the anniversary of tho Society for promoting in dustry, thrco hundred females of Boston as sembled on the Common with their spinning wheels. They were neatly attired in cloth of their own manufacture, and a graat crowd of spectators collected to. witness the scene. This was in 1753, just one hundred years ngo- - . ; Think or It. A humming-bird once met a butterfly, and being pleased with the bennty of its person and the glory of its wings, made nn offer of perpetual friendship. "I cannot think of it, was the reply, "as you onoe spurned me and called mo a crawling dolt." "impossible," exclaimed the humming-bird; "I always entertainod the highest respect for fltich beautiful creatures ns you." "Perhaps you do now," said tho other, "but when you insulted me, I was a caterpillar. So let me give you this piece of advise: never insult tho humble, ns they may one day become your superiors." Boys and girls think of this. 1 We had related to us tho other day an an ccdoto of nn old lady who formerly entertain ed travelers in a neighboring county. Before her guests commenced a mcnl It was her custom to ask a blessing, She always de livered herself in this wise: Oh Lord make us thankful for the food before us. Nancy hand round the corn bread first, and the bis cuits afterwards. Amen. The New York Times advocates tho elec tion of Post Masters by tho people Diamonds. Tho Ashevillo News says, "it is reported that Mr. Denver, in the north end of Buncombe, 1ms roccntly found a substance strongly resembling and believed by many to bo tho pure diamond." , Pretty good, thnt, for Buncombe! . A new paper has been Tccently started in Columbus, Gn., by Gen. J. A. Bethune, call ed the "Corner Stone," tho avowed object of which is to bring about a dissolution of tho Union. Tho following extract from the first number states tho caso plainly "Belioving tho Gen Goverinent to be cor rupt in all its parts holding thnt it belongs to, and is and will be administered for the benefit of the North alone that in all re spects and undor all circumstances, the po litical connection between the two sections is productive of evil, and only evil to the South, wo (hall advocate its dissolution." The net earnings of tho New York rail roads for 1893 wcrc$5,848,U6. Important Railroad Grant. Au act of Congress in nid of nn interesting railroad en terprise, passed during tho present session and approved by the President on the 9th inst., is published in the Washington papers on the 11th. This act gives the right of way through tho public lands, to the States of Arkansas and Missouri, for the construction of a railroad from a point on the Mississippi river opposite the mouth of the Ohio, by the way of Little Rock, Arkansas, to the Texas boundary line near the town of Fulton, with branches to the Mississippi river and to Fort .Smith in Arkansas, This grant includes a distance of one hundred feet on either side of the, line of the road, and embraces the right of taking the earth, stone, timber, &c, necessary for . the construction of the work. . ; To aid in building this road, and the branches named, Congress grants to the State of Missouri and Arkansas, every alternate section of land designated by even numbers, for six sections in width on each side of the road and branches; providing, that if when the lines of the road and its branches shall havo sold or granted any portions of such lands, or that tho right of pre-emption has attached to any portion thereof, then an equal nmount of contiguous government lands shall be token by the States concerned in lieu of any tracts so sold, granted, or subject to pre emption claims. New York, Feb. 23. The steamship Black Warrior has arrived from Havanna, which port sho left on the 1 8th inst. Sho was tired at while going out of tho port of Havana, by a Spanish war steamer before she could hoist her colors. The health of Havana is reported to be good. We regret to learn that the health of Hon. Win. 11. King is no better. He had gone to Mntanzas, and despairs of a final recovery. While in Havana, Mr. King had a misunder standing with General Ganedo, who, waiving etiquette agreed to visit him, but failing to do so, Mr. King reminded him of bis failure, when Gen. Canedo immediately called, but was reftisod admittance. Before Mr. : King departed for Matanzas, however, cards were interchanged. ' Washington, Feb., 22. . Gen. Pierco really arrived here last .night and has been suffered to remain very quietly In his lodgings, though this is a public day and was celebrated by a military parade. The United States (lag is . displayed from the hotel, and it was almost the only apparent sign of the presence of the President elect during tho day. Gen. Pierce received no public calls, but had pnvato interviews with a number of his frionds. Wo mentioned some timo ago,' says tho Charleston Standard, that a valuable Copper Mine had been opened in Polk coun ty, Tennessee. This is confirmed, and, what is better still, the oro is found to extend in to North Carolina, in tho direction of the Rabun Gap route. It has been found in Cherokee county, North Carolina, and the Ashcville News says that a company of Eng lishmen are now working it successfully. Tho ore is said to be strongly impregnated with silver. We are not informed of the exact location of this mine, but in any part of Cherokee county, it must be much nearer to the route of the Rabun Gap Road than to any other outlet. J-Sf Cspitnl punishment is abolished in Russia; that is, a man is not sentenced to bo hung, but he is sentenced to nine or ten thon sand blows of the knout, and expire." Jong before half tho sentence has been executed upon him. : Gentlemen desirous of serving their beloved country, in some official capacity, some wag in the Carpet Bag hits off thus: "The office-holders nro nil in n sweat," Said an offiee-hopor, with exultation; "True," said old Roger, "I never yet Saw such n General Picree-piration." 5-5T" The Paducah Journal says, thnt in almost every portion of the Union, excepting Boyd's district, Kentucky, collections were made at the polls, during tho recent election, in aid of the Washington Monument. It is said thnt tho renson the same tiling was, not done in that district waa that Washington teas a whig, i ' A Lesson to Learners. When old Za- chariah Fox, the great merchant of Liver pool, was asked by what means he contrived to realize so large a fortuno as he possessed, his reply was: "Friend, by ono article alone, and in which thou mayest deal too, if thou pleasest it is civility. ' 1 1 "Go it Boots." A new paper has been started at Chicago, called tho Christian Shoemaker. Its motto, " there's nothing like loather!" Well Put-The Racine Advocate, after calling attention to the low term of its sub scription, ndds: Itmusl be undorstood that this is the price of tho paper, not of the Edi tor of it. . , f. It is stated that of the three hundred illus trious families of pioneers and patriots, first introduced into the province of Texas, bv Stephen F. Austin, only nineteen heads of families ar now remaining. . , A victim to spiritual rappings named Rich ard Dongherty has boen placed in tho New York Lunatic Asylum, and the public autho rities are said to be in possession of informa tion showing thnt no has been defrauded by the rappers of $13,000. FILLIBUSTERISM on the ebb. . Young America has spoken in the Senate. And what has Young America in the Senate to say i Well, as near to nothing as can be. The big balloou of Manifest Destiny collapses, and flaps about like a sloop's mainsail in a calm. ' The gttfd is oyer, the bubble is burst, the kite string has broken, and Young Ameri ca drifts helter-skelter in the. -sky, or scuds back, straggling, for a shelter, like hens run ning for a shed in a shower. Fillibustorism is nowhere. Soule, and Ned Marshall, and Douglass, and George Law, apd Sunders, and a number of others, big and little, that started just after the Presidential election to raise a steam' on this notion of .Manifest Destiny ip gonoral, and C ubo. Aon oxati on in, particular, have made as great miscarriage In their ef forts as Lopez himself did. Undertaking to set mere sail, they have had nil their canvass blown away. They went aloft on the ratlins, with great show and pretensions, to hoist their wind-bags, and have not only lost them over board, bnt have barely saved their own bacon, by coming down by the run on tho standing rigging of the ship. This figurative mode of expression must be excused. These brilliant Fillibustcrs come oeiore us so in nasncs ana sireaKs, that we can only deal with them in tropes and figures of a flashy description. It were as sensible to attempt to apply geometrical measurement to a fog bank, as to deal specifically with the vapors these gassy fellows gencrnte. They are as ridiculous as tho Millerites, who put on their ascension robes, and gathered crowds, while they climbed into high trees to take their flight, and who leaped only to break their nocks, or to stick fast in the mud. ' - Mr. Ned Marshall 9tartcd first to "blaze" out the road for Young America to take, which would lend to Cuba, and after going all around Robin Hood's barn, ended in the lame nnd impotent conclusion that it was no goi but that a path could bo cut to Hayti, and recommended his boon companions to take that as better than nothing. Mr. Soule fol lowed amid a great clatter of tin pans, and sounding of rams' horns on hts expedition fillibuster-wise. He traveled on for some time, and at tho end, his followers, hearers and readers concluded that his rond led no- where. He got no farther ahead, so fart as anything practical was to be attained, than a horse in a bark-milL And lastly comes the Douglas, tho. favorite,, nnd champion, and candidate of Young America, to hold - hit flambeaux to the path they should follow. The moment he stops talking all is darkness again. 1 lie t illibustcrs have crowded to the slioros at the sound of the bugles of their leaders nnd impatiently await embarkation or direction. But the atmosphere is misty, the ways are muddy, the ships are not forthcom ing, the leaders are in a state of obfuscation, and nothing promises to be done. Tho piny don't commence tho entertainment don't begin, and the audience are getting impatient. Wc suggest that Fillibustcrisni is on the ebb, and that unless somebody does some thing pretty soon, Young America will begin to disband and disperse. We, don't want them to take it hard of us to Bay so, but real ly we think that their prospects are growing poor under their present leaders. Suppose they should try a change. . There is Sken Smith, and Rynders, nnd Mike Walsh, nnd others, to be had. The old ones are getting quite too old fogcyish. Turn 'cm out and try some new ones. We don't want to seo this party go to pieces; it has a .mission to fullfill in which we hnve an interest. We have among us some chaps who have a great penchant for n storm in the Caribbcnn Sea, nnd who would bo improved by it, especially if it resulted in their getting overboard. Thore is a lack in Mr. Douglas's speech which strikes us with great force, consider ing tho prominence given to the " subject by his lientennnt in the Houso. We allude to his omission to say a word of Hayti. Mr. Marshall, seeing tho need of doing something for the fillibustcrs, after finding the Cuban scheme exploded, gave a "delicious" picture of Hispnniola, and turned their eyes thithor. But his suggestions have fallen still born. - The Senator is silent as the grave thereon. No echo has been awakened in that quarter to inspire the hopes of the little band of patriots who sail under the flag of Young America. Thoro is no longer a Cuba, or even a substitute for Cuba, hold out to them. Hayti would do better than nothing, but even that it would seem is not hereafter to bo con sidered legitimate plunder. The hopes of the Fillibustcrs havo turned to dust nnd nshes. Wo do not wonder thnt their organ is adver tised for sule-stock and fluke. But who will buy The Democratic Revieip after all this col lapsing of tho Young American Leaders, and especially after its awful faux pets of publish ing the likeness of the ablest "Democratic Editor," the sight of which,' according to Prentice, has occasioned innumerable deaths from convulsions. Nobody. It is n gone case leaders, party, organ, and all. . Who'll write an epitaph on Young America and the Filibusters? New York Trilmne. The examination of Sands, tho nlledged Postoffice defaulter, has closed at Mobile, and he has been bound over m the sum of J $5000 to appear before a higher Court. i ' .,r , . TJIE Dt:AD WIFE. In comparison with the loss of a wife, all other earthly bereavements are trifling. The wife! she who fills so large a space in the domestic' heaven she who ia so busied,' so unwearied in laboring for the precious ones around her bitter, bitter is the tear that falls onbereold clay! You stand beside her coffin and think of the past. It , seems an amber-colored pathway where the sun shone upon beautiful flowers, or the stars hung glittering overhead. Fain would the soul linger there. No' thorns arc remembered above that sweet clay, save those your hand may UDwittinfflv havo planted. Her noble tender-heart lies open to your inmost sight. l4s think f her new its tril gentleness, all beauty and purity. But she is dead ! The dear head that laid upon your bosom rests in the still darkness, upon a pillow of clay. The hands that have ministered so untiringly are folded, white and cold, beneath . the gloomy portal. - Tho heart, whose every beat measured an eternity of love, lies under your feet. . The flowers she bont over with smiles, bend now above her with tears, shaking the dew frm their petals that the verdure around her may be kept green and beautiful. ' Many a husband may read this in tho si lence of a broken home. Thero is no white arm over your shoulder; no speaking face to look up Into the eyo of love; no trembling lips to murmur "oh! it is so sr.d." The little one w hose nest death has rifled gazes in wonder at your solemn face, puts up his tiny hands to stay the tears, and then nestles back to its father's breast, half con scious thnt the wing that sheltered it most fondly Is broken. . , Thore is.se strange a hush in every room! no light footsteps passing round. No smile to greet yon at nightfall. And the old clock ticks and strikes, and strikes and ticks! it was such music when she could hear ifc! Now it seems to knell only the hours throBgh which you watched the shadows of death gathering upon her sweet Jace. . '., It strikes one the fatal time when the death warrant rang out "there is no hope." Two! she lies placidly r still sometimes smiling faintly, sometimes grieving a little, for she is young to tread the valley of the shadow. Three! the babe has been brought in, its little face laid on her bosom for the last time Four! her breath comes fainter, but a heaven ly Jy IrrodiiJfes her browi Five! there-is a slight change oh! that she might live! Father, spare her. ' " ' ! Effect of Light. Dr. Moore, the cele brated metaphycian, thus speaks of light on body nnd mind: "a tadpole confined in dark ness would never become a frog; and an in fant being deprived of heaven's free light will only grow into a shapeless idiot, instead of a 1. .TP..1 l n. v t I'c.iuiuui unu rcusouuoiu ueing. Jicnce in the deep, dark gorges and ravines of the S iss Vallies, w here the direct sunshine nev er reaches, the hideous prevalence of idiocy startles tho traveler. It is a strange melun choly 'idiocy. Many persons are incapable of any articulate speech, some are deaf, . some arc blind, some labor under all these priva tions, and misshapen in almost every part of the body, I believe there is in all places, a marked difference in the healthiness of hous es, according to their aspect with regard to the sun, and thoso are decidedly tlio healthi est, other things being equal, in which ull the room are, during some part of tho day fully exposed to tho direct light. Epidemics at- wck lnnaoitants on the shady side ot the street, and totally exempt those on tho other side; and even in epidemics, such as njue, the morbid influence is often thus partial in its labors." . , A huge Cutter Ship. A ship builder nt East Boston is constructing a monster clip per ship for the California trade. She is three hundred and thirty feet long on deck, 53 feot beam, thirty feet deep, 'with three decks, and four thousand tons burthen, Cus tom House measurement. She is to be call ed "Young America," and will bo worth $300,000. She will be tho largest vessel that has flontcd since Noah's Ark. The Young American will carry betweon five and six thousand toils of freight. Tho New York Nntionnl Democrat says: Several of the rolations of the hew Empress of Frsncc are residents of this city, and bear the name of Kirkpatriek. ' They are very poor and employed in the manufacturing ' of brushes. They will hail the good fortune of their relative with satisfaction, nnd look for 5ome smiles of favor from her good luck. One Of them will leave for France ns soon ns he can raise money sufficient to pay his pas sage. . t -1 . "It is a poor rule that will not work both ways." Thirty-five years ngo there were thirty distilleries in Fayette county, Ohio; and no church; now, there aro thirty church es and no distiller - -i ., . 53?" The Boston Chronicle says, "thousands hve lwn made liars nnd dishonest by the Maine Law, bnt thnt it has ever made one temperate man we hnve yet to learn' ' . t7" Some uncultivated scamp says: ' When a wdmnn gocth to a ball, she "sit teth her cap" at the "men" when sho re turneth home, bofore retiring to bed, she settcth her cap at the looking glass. When a man courtoth a woman, they both feed husroly upon "honev" when thev mnr- ryeth they often taatcth very much of "worm wood and gall." One unquiet perverso disposition distem pers the peace nnd unity of a wholo family, in society, as one jarring instrument will spoil a whole concert. Destruction of Modern Rome. Many authors have asserted, as their interpretation of some parts of tho Apocalypse, that Rome will be destroyed by tire from heaven, or swallowed up by earthquakes, or overwhelm ed with destruction by volcanoes, ns the visi ble punishment of the Almighty for its pope ry and its crimes, I am unwilling, having read so many books otvthe interpretation of the prophecy, to deduce any arguments of this kind from the prophecies which are un fulfilled; but I beheld every where in Rome, near Rome, nnd through the Whole region from Rome to Nnples the most astounding proofs, not merely of the possibility, but the probability, that the whole region of Cen tral Italy will one day be destroyed by such a catastrophe. . The !sojl of Rome- is tuft, with a volcanic subterranean action still iro- ing on. At Naples the bpjling sulphur is to oe seen miDDiing near the siirmce ot llie earth. When I drew a stick along the- sur face of the ground, the sulphurous smoke followed the indention; and. it would never surprise me to hear of the utter destruction of the southern peninsula of Italy. The en tire country nnd district is volcanic- It is saturated with beds of sulphur and tho sub strata of destruction. - It seerns as certainly prepared for ilames as the wood and coal on the hearth are prepared for the taper which shall kindle the fire to consume them. 1 again read the remarks of 'Dr. Cuniming: Rome, he believes, 1b to be overthrown ' by judgment, not to be converted by the ag-cn- cy ot the gospel, nor to be exhausted by po litical assaults. It is litcraly to bo consumed by fire. Whether ho is correct in regarding such an event as the fulfilment of theprophe cies, nnd the demonstration 'of the nnger of the Creator against the incorrigible as sumption of an erring and influential church, I know not; but the Divine hand nlone seems to me to hold the element fire in check, by a miracle as great as that which protected the cities of tho plain, till the righteous Lot had made his escape to the mountains. , Two in Heaven. "You have two cb.il. dren'1" said I. , - a "I hnve four," was the reply; "two on earth ana two in heaven. Thus Spoke the mother! Still hers! only 'gone before !' Still remembered, loved nnd cherished, by the hearth and at-the board: their places not yet tilled; even tnoii'Mi their successors draw life from the same faithful breast where their dying heads were pillowed. "Two" fa Heaven !" ' - Safely housed from storm nnd tempest: no sickness there, nor drooping head nor fading eye, nor weury feet By the green pastures, tended by. the Good . Shepherd, linger the little lambs of the heavenly fold.. , "Two in Heaven !" ' , ' 'Earth less attractive! Eternity nearer Invisible cords, drawing . the maternal . soul upwards. , 'Still small' voices, ever, whisper. log 'come, to tho world weary spirit.. "Two in Heaven!" ' ' Mother of angels I Walk softly! hby eyes watch thy footsteps! cherub forms bend to listen I Keep thy spirit free from earth taint; so shalt thou go to them, tho' they may not return to thee. i anny fern. Frankness. Bo frank, with the world. Frankness is the child of honesty and cour age. Say just what you mean t do on eve ry occasion nnd take it for granted you mean to do what is right. If n friend, ask a fa vor, you .should grant it, if reasonable;, if it is not, toll hiro very plainly why you cannot. You will wrqng him and wrong yourself by equivocation of any kind. -.Never do a wrong thing to inako a friend or to keep one, the man who requires. you to-do so is dearly purchased at a sacrifice. Deal kindly and firmly with all men; you will find it the poli cy which wears tho best. Above all do not appear to others what you . are not. . If-you havo any fault to find with any one, tell him, not others, of what you complain. There is no more dangerous experiment than thnt of undertaking to bo one thing to a man's face, nud another behind his back. Wo should live, net, and speak, out of doors, as the phrase, is, nnd say and do whAt we nro will ing should be known nnd read by men. It is not only best as a matter of principle, but as matter of policy, , .,. , .- FRIENDSHIP. We havo been friends together, ' In sunshine and in shade; . .; Since first beneath the chestnut trees , ' In infancy we plnyed. " - '' But coldness dwells within thy heart, A cloud is on thy brow; , , . ; ; . Wo have boen friends together . Shull a light word part us nowJ ' ' C , ..... , -. : . . Wc hnve been gny together, , . Wo have laughed ot little jesis, For the fount of hope was gushing Warm nnd joyous to our breasts. , ( But Inuglrter now hath fled thy lip, And sullen glooms thy brow; ' We have been gay together' - -, Shall a light word part u now., , , We havo been sad together; We have wept with bitter tears, ' ' ' O'er the grass-grown graves where lumber'd The hopes of early years. Tho voices which were silent there ' ' "' . Would bid thee clearthy brow; ' ' ' We have been sad together ' Oh! what shall part us now? ; . A New Way to Rob thr Bees. Brother Jonnthnn, ever awake to the practical applica tion of every discovery, has taken a hint from tho burglars, nnd ns'they havo proved chloro form t be better than pistol or flirk, for put ting to sleep tho person they are robbing, so Brother Jonuthan has learned to. use- it for robbing the poor bees of their honey. The plan is this: The hive Is placed above a chamber, having a glass window at one aide, and a small hole pierced at the other. The chloroform is put in a small bottle having two tubes through Its cork, only one, of which is allowed to coma into immediate contact with the chloroform. The tube which does come into immediate contact with the chlo roform is inserted into a small hole in the side of tho box, and by blowing into the 0th. er the chamber is soon filled with the gas and tliey tumme out in a dox below. A Seducer Shot A young man named Robert Peters, was shot at Ripley, Ohio, on the 0th inst., by Charles Baird, whos sistei he hud seduced and refused to marry. He was lying in a very critical condition on the Uth. The Cincinnati Gazette of Saturday says; ., . . Baird was in Cnlifomia when the news of his sister's ruin reached him, he Immediate! left hibusiness,and scarcely took rest brfood till he reached Ripley. He sougt nn. inter, view with Peters, and used every -argument and every entreaty to induce him to makethe only reparation -left possible. Baird finally oll'urcd Peters three thousand dollars .of -his hard earnings if he wonid marry his sister". When this was refused Baird drew his piaJ tol and shot theisuducer, with the intention, as. he frankly avers, of killing him on the a T:. l- J .1 I a- it 1 .spnt. Miss Baird . ia stud to be partially,del ranged. 1 he utmost sympathy is felt in Ripiey for Baird and his sister. ' Peters is n tailor, nnd formerly worked in the establish mciit of Mr. Haddox, in this eity. OrENiNo of the Great Silver Mines. t Information of increasing demand for silver having been generally diffused, extensive pre parations have, we understand, been entered into in various quarters to augment the an nual yield from the different silver mines, in almost all quarters of the world. . Work has been recommenced on many of the shafts heretofore neglected in South America; and while new parties are constantly being sent out "prospecting," largo additional forces, with improved machinery, have boen put upon most of the principal pits and galleries of mines in that country. In a short time there will be nn immense number of hands engaged in getting out the ore, and from the richness and inexhaustibility of these sources of the prceious metal, it would not be nt all sur prising if in a year or two, if not during the coming season, silver in bars nnd coin should begin to bo sent here in quantities or amount hardly inferior to the vast monthly receipts of gold now flowing from California and Aus tralia into the United States.-Boston Courier. Interesting Experiment. A very inter esting experiment was tried nt Chicago, a few days ago, to ascertain the amount of oxygen necessary to support life. Six hundred per sons were placed in a hall of one of tho hotels, all tho doors and windows were closed and the experiment began. During the first half hour nothing special was observed ex cept a universal drowsiness, which was ward ed off as long ns posHiblu, by nn ingenious device of tho experimenter In the shape of nn eloquent lecture. During the second half hour severul sunk Into a deep sleep, from which it was impossible to rouse them, nnd a few fainted. : At the nd of tho third half hour it was deemed unsafe to continue the experiment longer, and the fact was consid ered established that under those ciicum stances lite would not become extinct Within tho space of ninety-five minutes. - " " ' ' A IxNG Story in a Few Words. The Shreveport Gazette tells a story of a Geor gia emigrant on his way to Texas, who oom-. plained thnt the Railroad system had driven hi m from his native State. He had lived two hundred miles from Augusta, where lund was worth three dollars jier acre, and salt from four to five dollars per bushel. A few years since a Railroad was constructed in his county, which reduced the price of his land to thirty dollars per nere, and otherwise so impoverished him, that ho was compelled to sell out and move to Texas! It seems that he had successfully dodged the "Foolkiller" until he reached Shrevoport where he be came conscious of his error and made ' tho' above singular confession. ' " A Large Farm. Uncje Sayn's farm is now considered a pretty widely ' extended "neck of woods." He thinks the irood time has come and is now desirous to sell all out. He offers ono billion three hundred nnd eighty seven million five hundred and thirty four thousand acres of hind. He asks' $125 per acre for it which will put him In funds again to the amount of $1,734, 48.500. Some arc urging him to be liberal and give it away, bnt he says he bus no other relations. ' ' l-if There is nn old maid in Connecticut who is so ugly that whenever she crosses bridge the water all dams up above, being, too frightened to pass under. She sometimes hires herself out to overflow meadows. A Clincher! A distinguished medical lecturer, in a neighboring State, once describ ed a glandular swelling ns being "as largo ns an apple. Uno ot the students audibl whispered, "as large as a piece of chalk was about tho size or a large, apple, eon tinned the lecturer. "A large piece of chalk," repeated the wag in an under tone. "It waa as large as my fist" thundered out the indigo nnnt lecturer, at the same time clenching it convulsively, and shaking it at the obnoxious nnd terrified student. .. 5"Er" Among the strung minded women who met in convention last week in' Albany, was Mrs. Bloomer, the ladv who goes in for breeches and buncomb. During her stay at the Capitol, sho called on Sard, nnd got mensnred for three pair of cassimere pants': The tape with which ho took her dimensions, is kept in a glass case, and exhibited , to bachelors at a shilling a sight. j There were 7,600,000 tons of freight nnd 10,000,000 passengers carried . upon the rail roads of Nuw York last year, und there is already invested in them the sum of $100, 000,000." - r Girls do you want to get married, "and do yon want good husbands? If so, don't tnkb pride in saying you never did house-work never cooked a pair of chickens, never made a bed, nnd so on. Don't turn up your pretty nose at honest industry: never tel) vour friends you are not obliged to work. When you go a shopping, never take your mother with you to "carry the bundle." . , " 57 It was well remarked bv an Intelli gent old farmer "I would rather be taxed for the education of the boy than the ignorance of the man tor one or the oinor i am com pelled to do." - ; , A eontempoiary says 'Speak not at all rathefthnn speak III. Adopt this as a rule and what would oman season their joung hyson' with! II K C )