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. ' - ' v HY HAiiRY CORNWALL.
- ' Courage! Nothing car. withstand
-.-Long a wronged, undaunted land!
If the hearts within her be
. v True unto themselves and thee,
-Thou freed giant, Liberty! .
. : iOh! no mountain-nymph art thou, "r
When the helm is in thy brow,
And the sword is on thy hand,
'Fighting for thy own good land!
- Courage ! Nothing e'er withstood "
Freemen fighting for their good;
Armed with all their father's fame,
They will win and wear a name
That shall go to endless glory,
. ;Lik? the goods of old Greek Btory,
Raised to heaven and heavenly worth,
For the good they gave to earth.
Courage! There is none so poor.
' Jnc a wrono endured)
None so humble, none so weak, "
But may flush his father's cheek;
' And his maidens dear and true,
With the deeds that he may do
Be his days as dark as night, ; ,
He may make himself a light.
What! though sunken be the sun;-- '
There are stars when day is done! "
Courage ! Who will be a slave,
That hath strerigth to dig a-grave,
And thciein his fetters hide,
And lay a tyrant by his side 1
-Courage! Hope, howe'er he fly
For a time, can never die!
Courage, therefore, brother men!
J Cry ''God! and to the fight again!'
A man that now a day will write
And not prepay his letter
. Is meaner than the heathen's are;
Who don't know any belter.
- And if you'd take a fine tooth comb ,
And comb down all creation
You couldn't find a meaner man .
In this here mighty nation.
' . .
H ' '"A down-castian so legends said
W' Offered a Eingle cent,
If his young babes would go to bed
Nightly, without their daily bread !
- Poor little things, they went.
But, Ah! my story's not complete,
'For while the children lay
,TA11 wrapped in innocence and sleep,
That father oft was k nown to creep
;- And steal that cent awav.
M Marriage Scene in India,
Bayard Taylor writes from Bombay
as follows :
'Last night, on my wayhome from the
Botantic Garden, I met a magnificent
marriage procession in tne streets or tno
native town. lurst came a very large
number of beautiful children, in open
carriages, the pearls and spangles on
their dress glittering in the light of tor-
ches, which were born iipon long poles
and waved mridtous jubilee to sounds of
music. Behind them were boys in jew-
viuu iuww, vu. uu.oUa, ,cii
holding golden fringed umbrellas over
their beads. The music a piercing
medley of fifes, drums, and flutes came
next, and then the bridegroom, mounted
on a white horse. He was a man of about
twenty, qjad in splendid robes of white
slik, all embroidered with gold. Uis
turban gleamed with pearls and his
cheeks and forehead were covered with
.gold leaf. He was a living El Dorado,
but sat so grave and motionless on his
horse, looking straight before him, that
he .might have been, taken for a bedizened
statue, A servant holding a silver screen,
resemblilig a fan, walked on each side of
him, and behind him came the dowry
"borne on men'ifheads. It was contained
In twenty or thirty houses, arranged so
jis to form a quadrangle with a temple
in the centre "of lall.'
Aman recently poked his head out
froin 'behiud' 'the times,' when it was ta
keu.offby a 'passing event.'
" Trw .
A man attempted to seize a 'favorable "
opporttn'ty,' a few-days since; but his
holchslipped and he fell to the ground
considerably injured.
-- - , O i -
The man who was 'struck ithaston
.iehmeut' .without resisting ;it, .has-ibeen'
senV as a "delagate .tb.thicxtTca'cetcon-
mm veDtion- . . ,L
Border Scenes on the Susque
hanna. My readers have doubtless noticed in
the Advertiser, some years since, a nar
rative of the remarkable escapo of John
Harris from being burnt alive by the In
dians, on the spot where Harrisburg, the
seat of government of Pennsylvania, has
been since built. That publication has
been the means of bringing to light sever
al interesting incidents connected with
Harris and his wife, one of those pioneer
mothers in whom the dangers and exi
gencies of frontier life, develope the
highest degree of.daring, compatible with
exercise of that sound judgment which is
of yet greater importance in that sphere
of existence.
Harris, as had been stated in the nar
rative referred to, was a trader among
two or three savage tribes, whose head
quarters seem to have extended along
the west branch of the Susquohanna, even
in this day of improvement embracing
some of the wildest mountain and river
scenery in the United States. The wolf
and the fox still dispute possession of ex
tensive tracts in this region with the set
tier, and even the panther and the bear I
: 11 1 1 1 i A I. I
their retreats, by the hardy mountaineers, '
who vary the toils of husbandry with re-
laxations as the' deem it of the chase,
rendered here, bv the character of the
country, the most arduous species
in thc world. One of these tribes, be-
lieved to be thc Muncies, an off-shoot of i D,uscaue tuc oiuer Bmc, auu uggus,ieu gtatea hag incrcased from i27B8,auu
the Delawares, had built their wigwams I thy propriety of going down on the west lbg in 1843j t0 25)587,G68 lbs. in 1852
and settled their families, at the junction of the Susquehanna. 1 he party, Qr ifc bas doublcd. Me in England the
of the west and north branches of the ! generally, judged it rather a decoy, to in-j c?ns tion ba3 increased nearly onc
Susquehanna, on the site of the present duce them to rush into i the danger, which Qr from 40,203,303 lbs. in 1843,
village of Northumberland. The towns
of the others recceded farther into the
wilds along the west branch
It will be "recollected that a chain of
posts was established during the provin-
n n frovernmnnt of Pennsvlvania. PiOba-
bly in 175G,by Gov. Porbes, extending
in ml i
from Philadelphia to . I'ort I'itt, now
Pittsburg. One of thesi
and had rendered himself acceptable to
the Indians, who found it a great couve-
' j fnr. nnr
i ..Li .Hoi, fi,i,;nc no w -nnnrl.
LU tlUUU IUU1 UtJllJw; wi JU ,1 uui , i
K . . X -.1
cd, in their own neighborhood. Here ho
liorl KrAiml.f. n Tlnw tho. fir PVPT RPPT. OT1
the baiiksof the Susquehanna, with other : from the bushes which lined the bank.
implemcnts of husbandry, and made a Hams wasthe only one of the party that
little clearins sufficient for a kitchen gar- escaped to toll the tale, the residue being
j a u.r. ii t.h iTo; cither shot down in the boats or over-
UCll, U11U IIUIU ilO UU111 UUUU Jjuuii
founder of Harrisburg, believed to be thc
only individual ever existing, that laid
out a town at his birth place, and who,as ,
the first child of white parents, received 1
from that circumstance, a grant of four
hundred acres of land, offered as a prem- ,
iuin by the proprietors, for thc settlement
west of the then frontier parts of Eas- ;
tern Pennsylvania Uerks and Lancaster
counties. I
After Braddock's defeat, one of the separated from their rifles The Indians
British officers, on his way to Philadel-! attacked the party, after detaching a few
phia, called at Harris' station, for the warriors to -intercept their retreat by a
purpose of staying all night. Through narrow defile. The bank of the Susque
LLglect of Lperson Ivhose duty it JT
was to attend to closing thc port holes at
sundown, they had been on that day left
open. Tho officer was engaged in con
versation with Mrs. Harris, with his back
to the port-holes, and she facing them.
shoulder, she heard the click and saw thc ;
flash of a rifle. Without any cxclama-
tion of surprise, or saying anything to !
interrupt his discourse, sheleaned to one j
side where thp candle stood, and blew it
out. The nbrt day the officer fell in !
with an old Indian chief and his attend- i
ant, who acknowledged to him that ho
i.' ifft. ui i,nn(j,n J
i j i- i JmAT. ,a f ,nf
heing drizzling, his powder had got wet
i and tlQ iece b fire and be
was un
win;n fn ren(int, i,:a firo after the candle
! wag extinguished, for fear of injuring
jjrq 3jarrj3
ft somewbat later dat when Pcnn.
! Wians had cstendednhemSelves west
,fthe xonegal Eettlemcnfc in Lancaster
c alad formed a settlement on
Povtnn HrPftlf. t .ft Tnrl nns linrrnn to fill-
tertain great apprehensions of being final
ly expelled from the country, and con
verted measures, with thgir usual secrecy,
for the extirpation of the whites. Having
ascertained that they collected once a
week for religious worship, they made
their arrangements to attack Paxton
meeting house, and cut off all the inhab
itants at a single blow. They rendez
voused in considerable numbers at a spot
west of the Blue Mountains, and poured
in on the settlement thorugh Monda Gap,
about fourteen miles, from the Susquehan
na, with such eclercity and secrecy as to
station themselves in the thicket around
the meeting houso, without the least sus
picion having been formed by the settlers
of any sinister designs." They had, how
ever, missed one day in their reckoning,
and iaken Saturday in place of the Sah
bath, for their ambus.cade. As the usual
hour passed without any of the whites
making theft appearance, the Indians be
gan to-suspect that they ' had ; in some
way or other been put on their guard,
and fearing injury to themselves, they
broke up and made their way home with
out loss of time, and as quickly and se
cretly as they, had found J&cir way into
the settlement. . The nextf'day the num
ber arid character of lh6 tracks around,
revealed to" the' scttWs 'the threatened
council was held' on the spot)' arid" R was
"danger: as well ' as the hostile intentions;
1 generally, of thli ravage eigliSf J'.'- A
i . .. . -i .. i ii- ii - n . ...
determined to dispatch Harris, with some that (he ran to the stairs, and in his agi
forty others, well armed, to visit the In-'tation, made-but one step to their foot,
dian villages, and ascertain, if possible, j During the dark hours, of the revolu
their purposes. jtionary-struggle, when public credit was
The company set out nest day, and onat the lowest ebb, and Congress had ap
reaching the town on the opposite bank pealed to the public spirit of the Arneri
of the SuSQuehanna. found a war party ! can people for aid in contributions of mo-
assembled in council, painted and array-'ncy, provisions and clothing, Mrs. liar- .
ed Willi war clubs. This, of course, left'ris left Harrisburgh at daylight, with one
no doubt of their hostile designs, but in
the face of these signals, the Indians dis-
,1 . f:,n.. -nro,.ric 1
uiuiuiuu uiij uiunuuuij luunugo wiittiua
fltnir trliifp noinrliViors. nnd asserted their
wi.w. " " -- 1 '
pared for their return, their route being
well known to the Indians. Ihey had
to cross the river some distance below, at
the mouth of a little creek, where Selin's
Grove is now built. Harris had with
drawn for a short distance from the camp,
ana was returning w u, mbu uu met uu
.1 -i i- :l l i. i I
old Indian whom he recognized as an in
pacific intentions, the design being, if to Philadelphia, being one hundred miles SQ that can keep up a conversation prostvatinf malady, Cholc, a Morbus the
possible, to put them off their guard.- j in one day, and paid the money with her , with Qn(J half of their tpnguc and with Leason wbch is now upon us r5ther thari
The party of the whites reposed no con- own hands over to the committee appoin-1 anotber wilh the olhcr at thc same timcJ , , f . H d
fidence in these protestations, but pre- ted by Congress to receive it. Such was j Alwi; ' t llie Molucca Islands, he as-! an observation ot it, ot late jcar,, during
j- m..i ii.-i i l-t
him for his life. The
or turning
..w, ..
his head, or even
m in wto finrnvn nn
. , rr r
glancing at Harris for he was aware, on .
iumuit vi' 1UiUiUK nia uuu, ui ttcu
account of his friendly feeling to that in-
UlVlUUUli UUUU no M uj luili) ,iui,vuvv,
passed him, and in a hurried manner,
s?ld Jobn Harri3 don k you cros? the
After starting for home, Harris men-
tionett to uis company ims warning, as ne
understood it to be, ot a meditated am-i
supposea was aciuuuy uu r u,
; Darris then explained to his friends the
"lation in which ho stood to the .Indian,
avowing his cct0
ccro, and appealing to the party whether
... i . i . it ..i
luV -w" T T , . r. ,
, tueir wornngu preparnuuu ii ,
, " . ., T7 A
. stmate . and rather than separate from
rncu, ailit afiV.r 7, - J
Jnent, accompanied them on their route.
Scacelv had the nrst
i,i, i ,-. . , ,. 1 1
Ci1tt fhn firCT. MnflT. Ill wlllPfl
thoy crossed, touched thc opposite shore,
taken at a disadvantage. lie swam the
river across three, times to baffle the pur
suit made in his chase.
Harris generally rode a horse, which
was well known to the Indians. On an
other occasion, while the whites and In
dians were on unfriendly terms, he had
been with a party of thc settlers, hunting
on the west side or the river, who had nn
t rM-.ilnntlir Vit enmn o r p.ii m sin n c.p. hpcnmo
and this afforded the only opening to the
ford opposite tho settlement.' Harris
was as usual mounted, and making his
way clown to tho pass, when he found
himself confronted by anr old chief, well
known to him as Indian John who stood
tno patn-way wuu u ,
shoot. He was compelled to risk he
shot. Leaping instantly to the ground
? ungirthcd tho saddle, held t by he
gths twisted over his arm, and vaulting
on his horses back, stooped forwards
raised the saddle and holding it m front
bo as to form a shield he ru lied at his
enemy at the top of his speed. The In-
' dian sprang to one side, disconcerted by
P mnvomnnh nn( fnftrfnl i
the sudden movement, and iearlul ot
missing, reserved his fire. As soon as
Harris passed thc foe, he swung the sad
dle over his head, so as to form a protec
tion for his rear, and pursued his way to
tho river. Tho Indian fired, his ball
taking effect on thcTaddle, tho rider and
hoase escaping unharmed.
One of the party, whose hoise had
been shot down (a little Dutch Doctor,)
had reached thc edge of the river, and
when Harris overtook him there, begged
with such earnestness, that ho would
take him on behind him, that Harris
could not resist bis entreaties, although
fearful of encumbering his progress thro'
the water with thc added weight. Jrle
was accordingly taken' on behind, but
they had hardly got fifty yards into tho
stream, when a ball struck the doctor
killing him instantly. The Indians were
at the horse's heels' and tho humanity of
Harris in place of endangering his cscope,
had proved-the'meaus of saving his' life.
A short time before the massacre at
Paoli, Harris1 house had been made a
depository of powder, to protect it from
f!illiiifr into the enemv's hands in case
uiviauai unit, xiau uuco ucuu mueuwu toiStates is said to have becn n the year
o was where Har- ! own camp, inbicau ux iu iu.u6 iu xiUu- g t
n tvorn l,niiq : IV aUVlCC J-UU IKUtV, UUYVU1, MOICUW- OJ Rnn
they should penetrate into-the Lancaster , his pencil wrote against the name of one
settlements. It was stored in the garret' who was of the bustling order: " Has
of tho building, one barrel having been been accused of possessing talents. "An
un headed and left open for retail purposes, other seeing it immediately, wrote un
His ncro Hercules', already alluded to", der: fHe has been tricd-and acquited.'
had been sent up to get'some grain from
Q ' .
the loff, and, having occasion to set the
gers,- ana. siowiy wuuuru.i
1 - 1 - ...ui; J- :
ndle. down, stuck it into Uie open pow-, Koneu tue wani 01 a miu 1 a uc g h tbnt fnit.1,-. nro nil '
eV, which he took to be flaxseed. Fear-.aSked what his father tollqwed tor a liv- , ,u "l; u;" V 1 JJTml Option. Tlfd BVnrif MiTMc
' '.lt- nr..,. tt.,1.,.; fiintvol vnn n "Tin is n mo .hftriist hv tratle. leavmaAreiano. j'jio luu.uiuiu uu uu ... - . iliA :, ?, - .a5,r
ing an acuiuum, iuia. u.,v..w, ..fa, -j. ""T:Vv 1 Zoloft At tho nfcse'nt rate-of cmi- Pb hcan says tt?aPtim now stono cinivcii
and comprehended the danger at a glance, but he don't work at it any more." nonejelt. At tno pi escne rate pi cryi 1 J. cli ttent
ana coinpreutuuc j . , - , . pration wh oh cannot bo less than 200,- at Pittsfield is to be used, for the wtfrstnp
Beproving himsimpfor staong ncfte A 00,chieflv Ionian Catholics i.r a vcaM of CpdJalomCliy aAof tl Sptj.-
; OQt 1 0 - inm .tue angsr,
Sulf iw alSrua
hundred guineas, all the money tier nus
band had on hand at the time,
ni.nnM'nr, imwoo i f. T.nnnncfhr flnrf.v-fivr '
wuttuguiguuioMu. .i.wwi.i.. , j -
miles on the route: rode in that evening
the patriotism of that period
Tea and Coffee Trade.
The London Economist gives the fol
lowing data with reference to the
sumptions of tea and coffee in the United
otfttM a V.nnU-nil
ates and England :
The consumption of tea in the United
jiyoz, o os,uoa ids.; mJiingiana lewas,
accord"i toourtradetables 54 724,615
' P , -i 1 i
, .t.n to , na (il T
awuiuiug iu uui u, ,
lbs . g0 tbafc COMnmo neariy donbla as
much tea in proportion to our numbers
as the neonlo of the United States. In
-however, they consumed 180,531,
1489 lbs. of coffee, while we onlyconsumec
or. (aa S7R IViq sn flinf, hfivinrr reirard
K h ' opulafcion tbey consume six times
c coffeo tban wc consume. In ten
g the . consumption of tea in the
to 54',724,G15 lbs. in 1852. In the States
thc consumption of coffee has increased,
from 85,01 G,G56 lbs; in 1843, to 180,531,
480 lbs. in 1852 or it has more than
doubled. In England the consumption
of coffee has increased from 29,99,404
in 1851, to 35,044,370 lbs. in 1852
ov onc-sixtii. tuc population or tne
has'increased from 18,155 561 to
000 or one-third. The consump
tion of both coffee and tea m the States
has increased much faster than the peo
ple, from which wc see that they, like the
;for anfl lusurics as bey incrcase in
English, are advancing in wealth, com
The Last Coiiiinjlnisi)
At a dinner party, a few days since, while
champagne was circulating pretty freely,
and jests were sparkling as sparkling
wine, one modest young gentleman, who
was engaged in the turkey department,
suddenly proposed a conundrum:
" Why are the most of people who eat
turkey, like babies ?"
A great silence followed, accompanied
with deep reflection. No one could an
swer, all seemed perplexed. The modest
young gentleman blushed, and backed
out of his own proposition, but an over-
curious female relative detained him by
the button of his coat, and he was com -
polled, at the entreaties of the party, to
give the answer, which was.
" Because they are fond of the breast."
Two middle-aged young ladie3 taintod,
and thc coroner was sent for immediately
to hold an inquest over the remains of thc
young man, who was suddenly carried
Sisterly Affection.
At a 'protracted meeting" held whi
lom, not a thousand miles from Ballston
Spa, an ancient sister in tho church a
rose and relieved herself as follows:
" I sec young ladies here that seem to
love cow-caws, furbelos, ribbons and la
ces more than their Creator. I loved
them once, and adorned my hat with
French artificial flowers, bright colored
ribbons, and sky blue trimmings, but I
found they were dragging me domn to
h 11, and 1 tooc them ojf ana gave incm
to my sister "
' I say, Bill, did you ever see the ta
bles move by the aid of spirits froin thc
spirit world?'
'No, Sam, but I saw a stool move, and
it came towards rac with a perfect rusV
'Were you not a little frightened?'
'Yes, but I dodged it.'
'Who made it move, Bill?'
'Why,niy own sweetheart! she throwed
it at me because I made fun of the way
she puts her hair up in paper.
'Oh, get out, Bill ; you am ignorant of
the science of knockers I mean spiritual
4 Well, if you'd a been there," you'd a
thought thero was both 'knocking and
spirit in the movement.
A person looking over a catalogue of
professional gentlemen of the bar, with
A boy whose general appearance be to
nrr. tf nointed Jinia timoro.on Monaay,;anu uis 11 0 on- -9111
Wonderful People
A german Jurisprudent named Ilcn-
ry Kornman, published a book in the jias published in the- Tribune the follow -beginning
of the 17th century, in which . 0f treating cholera, morbus.
ho details with becoming gravity some . , .
, J tit seems to us to be worthy of attention!
wonderous yarns. . . J
In describing the wonders that arc to and trial. A remedy so simple, forsucli
be found in the South Scathe tells us a serious and often fatal complaint, would
that Diodorus, the geographer, writes Q 0f iucstimablc value :
flmf Hirrf is nn ilnnd in if. whp.rn the 111-1 . i -i i . i
; , 1 " Vi " x, "
. ,,..:- -i -r, i it
inuauitants or urcccc ana itaiy ineir.
l : ,i;:AnA r, tua ,.nntc
LU11W LIU la ULt 1U bllU UU1U uuw aww.-,
cum? ne ttH.1i inimitable si mnlieitv. that.
:a : --u: ' i,j. which I have had but little to do witn
in the Island of Ceylon, which is one of .general practice, I have come to thc con
them, there is a nation with cars so large elusion that thc remedy for it is Ice. Kofc
that they hang down to their shoulders, j ;cc waterj' nor even ice taken into the
and that on another island close by it, moutb t0 'mclt and find its way into the
there is a nation with cars still longer. t . . ,
Thc inhabitants of it are accustomed when Stomach as water, but crushed ice swal-
thoy go to sleep, to lay down on one ear lowed, or Ice Pills, if you please. . .
and to cover themselves up with thc oth- 'The primary scat of this disease is the'
er !' This story, he informs us, is to be ! stomacb. 'Jhere the intense thirst and
nnnri in t.Mnt COieDraiCU auiuor i'XUAiin-t
found in that celebrated autnor iuaxim-i
ilianus Transylvanus,f of whose celebrity,
lnrwr, .nt this time of davunfor- '
timately ignorant'. A Knight of thc name perienccd in the mouth. There the ico
of Pigafetta pledges his credit for thc should be applied, with thc view to ab
truth ofit, as any of our readers may see,' sorb;nfr the morbid excess of caloric, or
who chose to refer to his History of the. b r
East Indies: To match this people, i t -b
who made coverlets of their ears, the .distresses thc stomach, while the ice itself,
worthy German informs us that there are j applied to the part affected swallowed
a people in India who make a parasol of m 5maU lumps, not suffered to trickle
their foot. This story rests on the au-! downrelievc3 it alraost certainly,
thoritv of Solinus, who, in his odd chap-: . T
, 'ui i if 'Persons takmf these Ice l itis, as 1
ter, cnlightenes the world by telling it, I J-- ia 0
that 'there is" a natio'n of one eyed people j have called them, to indicate that thc
in India, who.. though they have but one secret of thc remedy proposed lies in tho
leg, are endowed with singular fleetness. 1 tbe form and modc 0f administration
When they want to protect themselves j haa in thc remcd itsclfhicli
from the heat, they throw themselves on .
t.1,ir- W.k. and recline under the shade,15 rcaly nthlS are sometimes an
of their foot, which is immensely large.'
A Biff SnaiiCi
We understand that while Mr.
iderstand that while Mr. Wbip, J jn to be alarmed at. but is favorable, on
in the Bedford Valley, not far cont Tfrt5r; need bo n0 fcar.
nberland, was mowing his mead-, ....... , . -f.
r days since, he discovered the:Lefc thcicc bc taken frce1 and fc
a farmer
from Cuml
r1VC o fnnr t
track of some enormous reptile, and, upon !
following it up, came to the skin that had, the aid of any other medicine whatever:
been shed by a snake, which, upon meas- am awarc that advice unasked is toff
urement, proved to be twenty one feet !usually advicc unthanked: but I felt that
inches Ion" This may seem to be a most - , , i
marvellous snake story, but there are sev- the above fact should be generally known
oral persons in this place, not remarkable and therefore I make no apology for ta-
for credulity, who fully believe it. It was ,
told us as a fact, and we tell it a3 such.
A Fact to Rememtjer. In thc course
of an inquest in London, a Mr. Wakely
observed that it would be well to acquaint
thc public with the fact, that if persons
in a house on fire had the presenco of
mind to apply a damp cloth or handker
chief to their mouth and nostrils they
could effect a passage through the denset
sninlrnr hut the surest mode WO'uld be to
envelop the head and face completely in
; the damp cloth.
Eubbs while recently engaged in split
tinT wnnd. struck a false blow, causinir
thestiek so flv up. It struck him on the
jaw and knocked out a front tooth. 'Ah;
' J .1 "I:11 A.t;n I...... c.iin n fni I l'rt,l
sani Jim iuiuuuuj; unu fuuu jrv,
, , i i .1 i C .1
nave a a aentai o pB.,
I see.' 'Yes,' replied thc sufferer, 'ax-i-
dental 1' And by such a pun be avenged
himself upon fate.
A lady, passing along thc streets of a
northern city, noticed a little boy who;
was scattering salt on the side walks for
the rmrnosc of clearing tho ico which was
very slippery. Well, I'm sure,' said the
ladv. 'this is real benevolence.
b.' 'No, it
ain't, ma'am,' replied the boy
'Seen the Crystal Palace, Tommy V
asked a littte urchin of a newsboy.
'Oh yes, I'se been up there several dif-
fcreet times,' replied another newsboy as.
they both stood in Nassau street, waiting
for the Extras to come out.
'Wall, I knows a man that would give
$500 to sec that are place'
'You do, Jim?'
'Yes, sir-ec.' . , r,....;'
- 'And you know it, Jim TVs
'Yes.' 7 .'; '
'Bet a quarter on't you don't;
'Done;' and the money. was put inBill
Mulligan's hands.
'Now, who is he ?'
Why he's a blind vian.
Orr the trial of a person in Boston for
violating the Liquor law, a witness, who
was put upon tho stand to impeach anoth
er, swore that "the character of the. wit
ness" for thc Stato might bo go6d enough
for common affairs, but on a fox huntjhe
was the aU-ftretlcst liar he ever did see!
The London. Times says: "In fifty years
Ircland will bo Protestant to fcnian.
- . fcbe Romnn Gat)l0iics of Trcand and
oinidruu. will . selCtholiiue when tDoehis cjrt thusf f it ir- the iSi
rdliittilcte inXreluinl af the
lec for Cholera Morbus.
medical scnUcmnn of New York
2ir : ' Uiuiueu more uy my personal
ovnnrlnnce. as an annual victim ot that
vnrv nommon tliourh vcrv worrvinst and
o w
w , ... characteristic of
1 1 l 1.
1 1. i 'ii
cuoicra moruus, origin, aimim-ii in
larmed at the "shock" experienced in tho
stomach. This is produced by the rapid
loss of morbid heat, and is therefore noth-
scarcely ever fail to give relief, without
king up the brief space required for ita
f'Yery truly your friend,' , r'ft
J. E. Sxodgrass, M; Di" -1
New York, &ine 24, 1S53.
Order from the post-Officc Be-'
Post Office Department, Aug. 5, 1853,
Pursuant to authority vested in the
Postmaster General, and by and with the
advice sud consent of the President of
the United StateSj (which advicc and con-
jsent more fully appears by an instrument
in writing this day filled in the Depart
merit,) and with a view to make better
. 1 .1. TT'l-.T
no3fcai arrangements uetwecn tuc unueu
g and E particularly with thc
It is hereby ordered, That from and af
ter the loth of August, 1S53, thc postage
on a single letter to Bremen, by the Bremen
line, bo reduced from 20 to ten cts., which
rate is to be charged; also, on letters to'
and from Bremen, for all States beyond
t rcmen . whosc postage to Bremen shall
uot exceed five cents, the single rate. On
letters for States beyond Bremen, whose
postage to and from Brcmerf U over five
cents, thc single rate between thc United
States and Bremen shall.be fifteen in
stead of ten cents the postage beyond,
whatever it may be, to be added to tho
said rate of fifteeu cents.
On all pamphlets and magazines matt
ed withiu the United States for, or. re
ceived from, any foreign country, (except
Great Britian, the British .North Amen-
fcan Provinces, and thc west coast of
South America,) the postage shall be aft
he rate of one cent au ounce-or fraction
of an ounce, instead of two cents, as es
tablished by thc order of the 25th May
last. And whenever the British govern
ment shall reduce their postage on wortta
of this kind, from thc present rata of four
cents to one cent an ounce, the samV re
duction may be made in the W SfaW
'postage to and from Great Britiari.
To Destroy Bedbugs. A simply and
easy methqd of destroying this lohUisomo
tormentor has been, discovered. .1 Ttec.ou
sisU in spreading tho liquid from the-ripe
cucurhber "ob'tho bbdsteafliT'anS suclHth-
of places in' which ffiosBor.
may ot new bonnets ami rtrtos
critital cxi mi nation rhorcVf

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