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I VOL. IS. ' STEOUDSBtiRGrj MONROE
COUNTY, PA. JULY 7, 1853.
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jL'nlIisJscl by Thcortoro Schoch-
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AT TNE OFFICE OF
The Life Gauge.
They err who measures life by years,
With false or thoughtless tongue;
Some hearts grow old before their time,
Others are always young!
'Tin not the number of the lines
On Life's fast filling page!
'Tis not the pulse's added throbo
Which constitute their age;
Some souls are serfs among the free,
While others noblv thrive;
They stand just where their fathers stood:
Dead, even while they live!
Others, all spirit, heart and sense
Theirs the mysterious power
To live in thrills of joy or wo,
A twelvemonth in an hour!
Seize, then, minutes as they pass
The woof of Jife is Thought!
Warm up the colors let them glow,
tty fire or fancy fraught.
.Live to some purpose make thy life
A gift of use to thee!
A joy, a good, a golden hopOj
A heavenly argosy!
When Dr. Beeswax had his seventh boy,
he exclaimed to his wife :
"Well, what in thunder shall we call him,
"Why. huz, I've settled on Peter."
I knew a man by the simple name of Pe-1
er llint could never earn his salt
Well, then, let us call him Salt PeicrJligbt prison, confinement in dark prison,
,iny dear." ! dismissal with the privilege of resii:uin:r
P.niRli m-nr n Wt nfmnor iriiii t'lm .Mt
of an egg, and cover the jar, pressing it down i tlwcncanipment the instruction is chiefly
around the edges while moist, and it will ce-, ""Jary.
r T. , , The only furlough allowed to cadets is
inent perfectly tight It is cheaper, neater!. ,11 i - t i-
,, , ,. , ' . 1 two months when they are m the third class,
and better than scaling up the mouth of the The of thc cadefc is twcnLy.four dol.
jar with wax or covering it with a bladder. jlars per ulonthj aud hi3 board costa him
F"FJeas are said to abound to an extraor
dinary extent in the western corner of Char-
tiers township. Allegheny county, over a space tracting debts without permission,
of some three miles, filling the houses, and al-j As a reward for all his labor and de
most driving the inhabitants distracted. privation, the cadet acquires an excellent
Some have succeeded in driving them away, I education in mathematics better, prob-
vy wiiiie asi i ig every wnere aooui uieiriabIy tban he cau gefc at any other insti
dwellings, fctables, &c, and strewing iimef Tl a nn Tl,0 W,
plentifully about; but others are still sufieriii'i
from this plague.
IT? 'Did vour fall hurt vout1' said one hod
carrier to another who had fallen from the top
01 a two story house.
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Jot in the least honey ; twas stopping so
qmck that hurt ine
rThe man who took a responsibility, is;
requested to return the same forthwith, or
Buffer the consequences. i
.IGSomebody has said that those who go
to law for damages, are sure to get them.
Overdoing it. A well known Methodist the instructor in this department, sits near :
minister who was traveling on horseback one side of the room, mounted on a spleu
ihrough the State of 3Iassachusetts, stop-' did white charger. Twenty-eight cadets,
ped one noon on a sultry summer's day members of the graduating class, march
at a cottage by the road-side, and reques- in, and at the command of the instructor
led some refreshment for himself and all arc instantly mounted. Posts are pla- '
"beast. This was readily granted by the ccd along near the sides of the hall,- aud
worthy New England dame, so the par-'' on thc top of them balls of stuffed can- j
son dismounted, and, havingseen his horse ' vass, about a foot in diameter, and called j
well cared for, entered the cottage and ( 'heads,' are put. On the arms of some
partook of the refreshment which was other posts much higher, rings are hun.
cheerfully placed before him. For some , The cadets ride round and cut in various ;
time past there had been no rain, and ways, at these heads and rings with their
the country around seemed literally par- horses on a full gallop. The lieutenant
ched up. The minister entered into con- sets the example. Not a 6 VKe of his well- 1
vorsattou with the old lady, and remark- aimed sabre rilSSC. butlolas he completes '
od about the dryness of the season, "ic;" ne round, in consequance of the curb-'
Btn3 replied. '-tCSS w- allxQ rain S00n, chain of his bridle breaking, his horse I
all m v z'A'tSf cucumbers and cabbages ' plunges forward against the board fence
will be good for nothing, and I think that directly in front of the ladies, and down
all the ministers ought to pray for rain." the goes flat upon his side, and hisiinmeuse
The worthy divine informed her thai he ly heavy rider falls with him. For an
"Was a minister, and that he should be hap- j instant there is a half suppressed shriek,
py to comply with her wish. He accor-, when the rider and horse arc both seen
dingly knelt down and prayed fervently to have .arisen, and tho promptly given
that the gates of Heaven might be opened, 1 order; 'Next,' elicits a round of applause,
that showers might descend and refresh Soon afterwards another horse slipped
the earth. He then arose from his knees 1 with a cadet at the opposite end of the
and having kindly thanked his hostess, hall, and I am told that owing to the to- ;
iade her good daj-,- mounted his horse tal unsuitableness of the hall, accidents .
aud departed. But he had not been gone are of frequent occurrence. Hut the cadets J
saore than an hour when the clouds began 1 acquitted themselves in this exercise in a
to gather and a tremendous shower of manner most creditable to themselves and
hail and rain descended, with such force their instructor. In spite of all the dis
as to wash the contentents of theW&d lady's advantages, from the imperfections of the
garden clear out of the ground. "There," hall, under which they labored, all the
said he, "that is always the way with evolutions and the menurous feats, difli-
those tarn al Methodists, they never un-' cult of performance, were admirably done",
flortake to do anything, but they always They rode with out stirrups, the fitirrups '
overdo it !"
Life at West Point.
The following sketch will enlighten' the
j head of Ins iron "bedstead ; he studies un
til seven o'clock ; at that hour the drum
beats for breakfast, and the cadets fall
into rank and proceed to the mess hall.
Twenty minutes is the time usually spent
at breakfast. Guard mounting takes
nlncn nr. lmlf-nnsf. snvrm. nnd r.rrnf.v.fnnr
1 "r: 1 ::-r 7 .
are piaceu on guuru everr uay. .ziccigut;
o'clock the bugle sounds, and the recita-
tions commence. .At one o'clock the bu
, gle again sounds, and the professors dis
miss their respective sections, the cadets
j from ranks opposite tbo barracks and
, march to dinner. Between eleven and
1 one a part of the cadets arc occupied in
riding, and others in fencing, daily. Af
, tcr dinner they have until two o'clock
for recreation, and from two till four
they are employed in recitations. At
four o'clock the bugle sounds, and they
go cither to battalion or light artilery
drill. This exercise lasts an hour and a
half. After that they devote the time to
recreation until sunset. After parade,
tne3T form in rank in front oftue barracks,
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I and the names of the delinquents are
! read by an officer of the cadets. Supper
jcome next, and after supper recreation
until eight o'clock, when the bugle sounds
j the call to quarters, and every cadet must
be lound in bis room within a lew minutes
at study, and must remain there thus cm
ployed till half-past nine. At half-past
nine the bugle again sounds ; this is call
ed tattoo ; and at ten the drum taps, and
ever cadet must then bo in bed having
his light extinguished, and must remain
there until morning. If during the night
a cadet is found absent from his room more
than thirty minutes, and does not give a
satisfactory account of himself, charges are
preferred against him and he is court
martialed. Tho use of intoxicating drink and of
tobacco is strictly repudiated; so are play
ing at chess, wearing whiskers, and a
great many other things. The punish
ments to which the cadets are liable, are
privation of recreation, &c, extra tours
of dutjj reprimands, arrests, or confine-
ment to his room or tent, confinement in
A. W WW
and public dismission.
Through the months of July and Au-
trust the cadets are encamped, and durmr
ten of this. From the balance he is re
quired to dress and defray his other ex-
nenses. ana ne is nroniDiteu irom con-
tution in the country. The training here
of both bodr and mind is very thorough 1
One of the exercises is described as
follows : , " That Parfc of !he Yary ex.
. , , P , e
nng, was attended by the JJoard ot ex- 1
9, JQlher spcctators.-
cxcxcUe takes place in a arge Iia1
in the basement of the academic building.
This hall is a very dark, dismal looking ;
place, with a rowof columns only a few feet ;
apart through the centre, extending its en-
tire length and is utterly unfit for the pur-
pose for hjcll ifc is used.
Twenty-eight horses, properly equipped,
are led into thc hall. Lieutenant Sacket,
being crossed overthe horses' neck."
lu-om tlic Scientific Antcrican-.
Old Civilization Layard's
Many shallow philosophers entertain
the notion that man commenced his exis
tence as a wild savago of the woods, and
that his progress" has been step by step
to his present elevated position in modern
civilization. No man entertaining such
! opinions can retain them after reading
, Layard's Nineveh and Babylon, a work
recently published in excellent stylo by
the great American house of naper &
' Bros, of this city. At a time far anterior
to that of historical record, excepting
what we have in the Sacred Scriptures,
there wero races living aud dwelling in
, Asia, who were highly civilized, and who
' were acquainted with sculpture, architec
i ture, music, and civil policy; A race who
built splendid palaces and adorned them
j with some of the choicest works of art, of
1 a kind which have been thought by many
1 to be but recently discovered. The saw,
j the shovel, and the axe, instruments in
j general use among all nations now, were
j also used by the serfs of Nineveh and
j Babylon; tho speaking trumpet was even
known in those days. In the illustra
tions of this book there is a representa
tion of the mode by which the ancient
Assyrians moved heavy bodies. A col
lossal winged bull is represented to have
been placed on a sledge having rollers,
and drawn by great bodies of men pulling
ropes; Another body of men are repre
sented as assisting with levers, and Mr.
Layard remarks that this was the plan
he employed himself to remove the same
piece of sculpture (which is now in the
British Museum.) The old Assyrians were
acquainted with making twisted rope, an
art of which their descendants are utterly
ignorant. The builders of the Assyrian
palaces employed large slabs of alabaster
on which are representations of captives
drawing these huge slabs, many of which
are believed to be thc forefathers of the
present race of Jews. But however skill
ful they may have been in moving large
stones, it would no doubt have done them
good had they been permitted to see how
us Yankees make frame houses travel
through our streets.
The inscriptions on alabaster slabs and
blocks, discovered by Layard, have been
translated by Col. Rawlinson and Dr.
Hincks, and corroborate tho correct
ness of the bible, and what is very re
markable, the translations of tho stone
writing, agree exactly with the sacred text
in stating the amount of gold (30 talents)
taken by Senacherib, from Hezekiah,
King of Judea. A chapter of intense
interest to men of science in this work,
describes the discovery of arched drains,
vases, and kettles of copper; bronze bells,
bronze cups; ivory aud mother-of-pearl
studs, fit for the shirt bosom of a modern
beau; a bronze strainer, &c, in short, the
Assyrain3 appear to have been better ac
quainted with the making of bronze ves
sels and figures than the moderns. Glass
bowls were also discovered, but what is
more interesting, is some picks and saws
made of iron. This metal was long sup
posed to be unknown to the ancient Asi
atics; Among the glass articles discov
ered was a rock crystal lens, with opposite
convex and plane faces. It is the most
ancient specimen of a magnifying and
burning glass known.
We havo long entertained thc opinion
that savage races are blasted limbs torn
from the trunk of a higher civilization and
this book deepens our conviction respect
ing thc correctness of this theory, opposed
as it is to thc jargon of a shallow, unphi
losophical, but declaiming sect of the
present day, but agreeing with every de
duction that can be drawn from the re
mains of ancient cities, roads, &c, found
in every part of the world.
A Successful Domestic Search.
Mr. II. affronted his wife, who, to pun
ish him, resolved to act dumb whenever
he was present, and so well did she main
tain her resolution that nearly a week
passed away', during which not a word
did she utter in his presence. She per
formed her household duties as usual, but
speak she would not. He tried to coax
her out of her whim, but in vain. At last
he tried tho following plan to ovcrcomo
her resolution, by work:r,ig on her curios
ity, the mot ungoyCrnablc of female pro
pensities, lleturnirig one evening froni
his employment, his lady sat there as us
ual, mute. lie immediately commenced
a vigorous search throughout the rooni.
Thc closet was examined, tho bed-room,
the drawers, boxes, shelves every thing
that could be thought of was ovevhauled.
His wife was struck with astonishment
tit hi3 unaccountable behavior, and so he
proceeded in his search. She became
nervously anxious to find out what he
was looking for. What could it be ?
She looked in his face, to glean, if possi
ble, from its expression, tile object of his
search; but it was no go: lie was sober as
a judge. He lifted the edge of the car
pet, looking under the table-cover, and
finally approaching her chair looked un
der it, evemgoing so far as to brush her
dress partially aside, as if what he sought
might be hid there. She could stand it
no longer. She burst out, 'Bob, what
are you looking for'' He smiled and
answered, 'Your tongue, and I have found
Politics makes a man as crpokedas a
pack dotes a pedlar;. not that tHey. are so
awful heavy, neither, but.it tea.che3 a'
man to stoop in the long fun.
'Served ISim JUighl."
A New York youth furnishes ihe fol
io wing statement of his personal experience
in the city of Boston, to the editor of the
New York Weekly Messenger :
In February last I was in Boston. A
friend of mine; for a joke, advertised for
a wife worth one thousand dollars. A
lady answered, requesting an interview,
under tho assumed name of "Adelaide :
Meek." I replied to her note, apparent- j
ly in good earnest. She wrote again; ua- j
nung a time and place to meet. JL met
her, and found her to be well accomplish-
eu, in the first society, with wealthy con
uiiuuuus, etc. oue nau answerea tor n
joke. We .became interested in each
other. She introduced me to her rela
tions, whom I found to be of the ton.
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We were engaged. All her friends were
in favor of thc match except her father.
Thc 18th of June was appointed for our
wedding. I returned to New York in
April. She wrote me three times a weekj
asseverating that nothing but death should
uiuo u&. ohu wroie to nave me get a
marriage certificate from the city clerk
where she lived, and hurry up my cakes.
I have it. She then wrdte hie that as we
were so soon1 to be married, she would
want a great many things, and her father,
although, very wealthy would not fit her
out, because she would not marry the
one he wished her to ; and therefore she
desired me to send her some money. I
mailed her money, in the presence of the
clerk of the post office, to the amount of
$003, since when she will have nothing to
do with me hot even to answer my
letters, or give a reason for cutting me.
Now, what course should I take 7 Can I
make it a case of false pretence, or would
,' it be better to bring an action for breach
! of promise? If the latter, must I not tender
her my humble self, prior to the day ap
! pointed for our wedding 1 Have I a right
j to publish her letters ? If so, it will be a
( rich treat for upper tendora. I am bound
. to have my six hundred dollars' worth in
, some way.
j The Editor of tho Messenger gives the
' lad the following "advice gratisf '
1 We publish the unhappy experience of
' a victim in search of a wife, with a mel
ancholy pleasurej for the benefit of man-
1 j .1 tt , ,
kind at large; He appears to have been
"foV.ii ; A Ann a
"talicn in and done for ' Completely. As
, to his $603, no complaint before any po
! lice justice or dread magnate of the law
; wilPever bring one farthing of it back to
; his bleeding pocket, since, according to
the familliar ruling in criminal charges
I of this nature, the prosecutor must at least
j have exercised ordinary prudence. The
l iaw hiu uuu puui&u une wno merely maues
! a dupe of another. The tiuestion of the
publication of the letters is another horn
of his dilemna. She would nrobablv
frustrate his attempts by injunction. Be
tween law and love, his hands and heart
are pretty well bound. We advise him
to make a note of his Boston courtship
and turn over a new leaf.
'How rapidly they build houses,' said
Cornelius to an old acquaintance, as he
j pointed to a neat, two story house 'they
J commenced that house only last week, and
they are already putting in the lights.'
'Yes,' rejoined his friend, ' and next
week they will put in the liver. 1
A Hard Case. It is an old saying that
nothing cuts like truth. We recollect of
I hearing or reading,- many years ago, a
capital story of a man, who, on his re
turn from a public meeting, burst open
his door in a rage, Upset his children,
kicked his dag, hurled his hat behind the
grate, and paced the apartment back and
forth witli the ferocity of a chafed tiger.
'What is the matter, my dear?' said his
"Matter !" roared the angry husband,
"Matter enough ! Neighbor B. has pub
licly called me a liar !"
"Oh, never mind that, my dear," re
plied the gtferd woman ; "He cant prove it,
you know, and nobody will believe him."
" Prove it, you fool ?" roared the mad
man more furiously than before, "He did
prove it ! He brought witnesses and
2)ovcd it on the simt ! Else how should I
be in such a d 1 of a passion !"
The argument was a poser'.
Seeing One's Self. A plain but inter
esting looking girl, accompanied by a
young man, both apparently from "up
the country," a few days since, after some
soruples about danger, &c, took their
seats in one of tho railroad cars and look
ed with -wonder and admiration on the
preparations that were making for depar
ture. When thc car had got pretty well
under way, the fallowing dialouge took
place : , ...
"Now tliis ain't slow, is it Betty ?"
"Hear me, I reckon not it's A little
.better than riding iq an ox-wagon. Jim-
iny ! bow wc stnek it along ! what would
our folks say if they were to see us now ?
I reckon cousin Sally, wishes she was a
long with us. How I would like to' be
standing out yonder looking at myself ri
ding in this car."
j&ST'The young man who ran away
from home because his mother would not
let him wear side-boards to his shirts, is
now acting as mail guard to' a charcoal
Never fell folks you can go' ahead of
u, but do.it. It sp'arcs a' great deal of
talk, and helps tp save their breath to
cool their broth.
;iyii! jLikc ;i Sainior.
Several years ago, in North Carolina;
where it is not customary for tavern-keepers
to charge the ministers anything for
lodging and refreshments, a preacher
presumingly, stopped at a tavern one
evening, made himself comfortable dur
ing thc night, and in the morning entered
me biage, wicnouc onering pay lor his ac
commodations. The landlord soon came
running up to the stage, and said: 'There
was some one who had not settled his
bill.' Thc passenners all said thev had.
! but P". who said be u ndor
stood that he never charged ministers
I anything. 'What you a minister of the
; Gospel a man of God!' cried the inn
I keeper; 'you came to my house last night
i you sat down at the table without a
I blessing; I lit you up to your room, and
! ? Wcllt to bed withouJ to your
' Ma.kcr;) ou arof and wasbed wthout
as you came to mv
house like a sinner, and cat and drank
like a sinner, you have got to? like a
Ten animals the dog, wolf, fox, and
cat, the horse, ass, mule, cow, sheep, and
pig arc all which are said to be suscep
tible of this disase, while the first four
only are said to be able to communicate
it. These four have teeth of a similar
form, capable of making a deeply-punctured
wound. From these facts, the con
clusions has been drawn that hydrophobia
is a species of tetanus, resulting from the
nature of tho wonnd, and not from any
poison injected into it. Tetanus or lock
jaw, often results from a wound mado by
a pointed instrument, like a nail, in tho
hand or foot, and the same result has fol
lowed other injuries to the nerves. The
two diseases seem to bear a general re
semblance both are spasmodic, both af
fect tho muscles of the throat, and both
are attended with the samo great excite
ment to the nervous system. Cincinnati
The Springfield Gazette tells a
story about a clergyman who lost a horse
on Saturday evening. After hunting in
1 iUiuuuuy tutu (I, vu y umii ujiuijiiiu ui
- un i
. avc UP in despair. Ihe next day, some
company with a boy until midnight he
what dejected at his loss, he went into
the pulpit, and took for his text tho fol
lowing passage from Job: 'Oh that I
knew where I might find him !' Tho boy
j who just came in, supposing thc horse
was still the burthen of thought, cried out,
'I know Avhere he is. He is in Deacon
j Smith,g bfl
A looker on at a gaming table having
observed one player very grossly cheat
ing another, took the 'pigeon' aside and
said 'Good heavens ! have you not obser
ved how villiainous that man has been
packing the cards ?' The other smilling
ly answered, 'Pray don't be under the
least concern about that; I intend to pick
his pocket as soon as he has done play
'What do you use to make yourself
look delicate? ' sajd one young woman,
with an eruption on her face, to another
who looked like one of the departed.
'Why,' said she, 'sometimes I cat slate
pencils and chalk, and then for change
drink vinegar and chew green tea. When
these fail I lace tighter and wo wear tha
'thinnest soled shoes I can buy.'
J5ST"A merchant inquired of a country
man thc character of a deacon, his neigh
bor, who made a great profession of re
ligion, and had applied to the merchant
for credit. The countryman replied, that
Godward tho deacon was accounted a
a very honest, upright man; but manward
he was a little twistical or so.
Hj Thc wife of John O'Brien, a tail
ar, residing on Liberty street, on Tuesday
gave birth to four fine boys. The moth
er and children aro all doing Avell. Who
will dare maintain hereafter that a tailor
is only thc ninth part of a man ? Out.
I Ciucinnatti is literally a fast city. At
that rate, it is not bo remarkable that
her population increases with unexampled
rapidity. When the " ninth part of a
man" can father such a "crop," what may
not some of the "whole hogs" accomplish?
Philadelphia county is about twenty-one
miles long, and lias an ayerago
breadth of about six miles. It embraces
an area of 121 square miles, or 70,800
acres. The city and incorporated dis
tricts aro said to cotain 3140 acres, or
16 square miles; thc remainder of the
territory being included within the bor
oughs and rural districts. Aocording to
the census of 1S50, the population is'409,
A son of Mr. Bland, of Greenville, Ky.,
recently took a gun and placed thc imiz
zle in his mouth, and his too 011 the ham
ihCr of the gun, for the foolish purpose of
showing, as he said, how persons some
times kill themselves. His foot slipped,
and raising the hammer the gun exploded,
tearing the youth's head in a most shock
ing manner, killing him almost instantly.
Church.k. place where women go to
wotship God and criticise the fashions:
Be kind to' your'enomiea.if you would
conquer. 1 '
From the Mauck Cdunk Gazcttce.
iXauvoo Citti June 14, 1853.
Mkssus. Editors :
I have arrived at this once nonu-
' lous city, that but a few years since boasted
of its twenty thousand souls, mostly rormons:
For a number of vcars they nourished "like
I the green bay tree;" but alas ! they were for
ced to leave this" city of rest," hiid seek a
'new home far in the wilds of thc great west.
Nothing remains of the " mighty Temple"
but thc lront wall which towers high in the
air, stripped of all that was beautiful, and sur
' rounded with broken columns that lie on ei
ther side in one general mass of ruins.
I In entering these ruins, I saw cut upon a
Ulab of granite hanging to tho walls of this!
' only remaining portion; in large and bold lot
j ters, the following :
"THE ESOUSiH OSP I.OitIi
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, or
LATTER DAY SAINTS :
Commenced April Gth, 18'11.
HOLINESS TO THE LORD."
The wife of the Prophet, Joe Smith, still
I lives here and keeps the same hotel that Joe
built; She lias married a man by the name
I called at the Hotel and saw the once Mrs,
Joe Smith. She is exceedingly intelligent,
converses freely, and possesses a mind supe
rior to most of her sex. She has four chil
dren, all boys; thc oldest is now twenty-one
years of age, u smart; intelligent and enter
prising young man;
She (Mrs. 13.) gave me a history of her
early chHdhood. She was born in the town-
, ship of Harmony now Lanesboro,' Susque
hanna Co. Pa., and lived there until she was
.twenty-two years of age. She was a daugh
ter of a Mr. Hall, who is well known to ma
ny citizens of old Susquehanna.
She informed me that she never was a ilbr
7710? never believed in the doctrine, and
took no part with either party.
When she spoke of Joe, it was with deep'
feelings, and it was with much difficulty that
she refrained from weeping. She must have
loved him with a puro, holy love. I believe
she is now a devoted member of the Metho
Joe Smith's mother is now living with her
here an old and feeble lady, who will ere
long go down to the grave and be relieved
from the trouble it has been her misfortune to
pas3 through in having so unworthy a son.
The city is fast going to decay, Hundreds
of beautiful buildings arc tumbling down.
Grass grows in the street and everything ap
pears still, dark and dismal as the house of
The present population cannot possibly ex
ceed three thousand. Property is cheap ;
large and beautiful brick buildings sell from
twenty-five to one hundred dollars.
I leave herein a few days for the interior
of the state, where villages present a more
The French Company called Icarians, have
become dissatisfied, and manv are moving to
Iowa, where a new colony has lately started.
They have erected here a large and beautiful
temple from the ruins of the Mormon temple,
which is used as a college. This building
adds much to the appearance of Nauvoo.
A Railroad is in contemplation from War
saw to Rocklbrd, which will pass through
here and gc a new impetus to this now de
serted City; and the distant future may see
her once more rejoicing in her strength as in
days of yore. There is no piace in the wide west
better located for a large city than ibis; awl
may the day speedily come when she will a
riseand shine, like the morning sun, and bring
forth " fruits meet for rcpenlunceJ"
4 Josh, I say, I was going down street t'atfi
cr day and I seed a tree bark.,
Golly, Sam, I seed it hollow.1
4 And I seed thc same one leave.'
4 Did it take its trunk with iti'
4 No, it left that for board.'
In tho Senate of the United Stales', a
pension was granted to Betsey Norton, a
widow of ninety odd years, 'to coutinuc
for life uidess she marry again.' W asn't
it outrageous in the Senate fixing such a
restriction as that on thc young lady!
Thc fast train on the Pennsylvania
Ilailroad, a few days since, when near
Greenburgh, attained the extraordinary
speed of eighty miles per hour. A per
fectly straight stretch 6f Jen miles was
run in seven and a half minutes. ,
20,000 panes of glass were broken?
in Massillou, Ohio by a late hail stoxm.
When a feller waits till his gall is mar
ried, I guess its a little too late to pop'
the question then.
There are some folks who thinka' good
deal and say but little, and they are wise
folks; and there aro oChefs again, who
bleat right out whatever comes upper
most, and T guess they are pretty cousid-
crable superfine darned fools.
A western editor commences a' tang ex--hortation
to ihe bachelors wilh thb follow
ing words :
Gome, you poor, miserable, lonely,
desertless vulvar fraotioual parts' pOfeiw
mated nature' conic up here aud'MUlkrtl
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