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W WB lift :Hi . :AM.E EI CAN. i 1 ' .. . f .... .. ..... .. lx 5 ,t .;!,r.'l I .: 1) , I .... II.' B. MASSER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. - . jj.-.n... Limtwr i i m n i h. vi 'i it u i k r. it. . i 1 1 r. iii.i iiinii.n. ft jFamfla iiciuspapcr-Dcotcti to Vomers, fificrnturc, Jttoraltts, ffiovtl&rt an& Domestic zuas, defence an the arts, asrfcuUurr, iflTat'Uets, amusements, fcc. NEW SERIES VOL. 3, NO. 23. SUNHURY, NORTIIUMBEHTiAM COUNTY. PA.. SATURDAY, AUC.UST 31. I MO. OLD SERIES VOL. 10, NO. 44 TERMS OF THE: AMICKICAX. THE AMERICAN it piibll.hett every Saturday at TWO hOLLAHS per annum to b. paid half yearly in advance, k- j; I .....a ill irrmmcn RTe naid. AHcommiinieatiiins nt letter, on hiiuneas rr luting to the office, to msure attaiuinii, mast lie I'OSf I"AID. TO CLUBS. tMnuho fowl lm"n' Do Do ' ' '8000 Five dollars In tdvnnc will pay for three year'iiubecnp Won to the American. . "One Sanale of IS lines, 3 timet, Krerr iileiiieiit insertion, tine Square, 3 months, ISia months, ...... , Vine year, " hminrM Cards of Five lniee, rr annum, Merchant! and others, advertininl hy the year, with the privilcfce of inserting dil- ferent advertiai-menta weekly. ty Larger Advertisements, as per agreement. I 00 S5 aMi 375 ' fiOO 300 1000 ATTORNEY AT LAW, SUXTBT7RY, PA. Dtw'mesB Bttcniled to in tlio Counties of Nor thumberloild, Union, Lycoming and Columbia. Refer toi P. & A. PoyonnT, Low kb & Babiiok, Somen &. Skoiiohass, , Riiholiis, McKarlawii & ' SFtio, 'toou &. ;o.. liOOT, tlAGUCRKEAIV ARTIST, No. 140, corner of Fifth Chesnut .(s., Phila delphia, ami 363 Jiroaihcay tnrner of Franklin Street, New York. CITIZENS AND STKAKOKR8 rnn linvc a sittitiR for Portraits or Mininturcs, and receive them beautifully rnacd, in morocco, Silk velvet, Papier Maclic, or other fancy styles, or sets in Medallions, Lockets, &.C., in a few minutes. Daguerreotypes, Paintings, Drawings, &c. Copied. Out door Views, and .Miniatures of deceased persons, tnken at short notice. For Portraits of Adults by our process, and Im proved InstrnmenU, a tlntidy day is quito as fa vorable us clear weather. For Child en, a clear day (between 1 1 and 2) is preferable. CC7"In Dress avoid white, blue or light pink. ' Our Gallery with fts Six Pri.c Medals and Works of Art, is open ill all hours, nnd Free. Whether visitors wih pictures tnk;ui or not, we shall at nil times be happy to sec them. June 22, 1850. NOV YORK & PIIIUJtELl'HIA JOURNEYMEN I flitter .tNNOclaUuii, Cor. of Oth a,id Chestnut Srcct, Philadelphia. ( ONTINTE to make and sell a finer mid more durable Hat for the money than any other ctab:ilimi'iit in the Kniti'ii Nates standard price of HaN $3 l!0. dent " and Hoy's Cloth nnd Cla-wd Caps. Vmbrellus, Carpet Da;s, Calnly Punnnia and Straw Hats at equally low prices. May 25, 1830. ly JO!. J. IMECSl a'c to. I.MPDKTKIli OF Wctches, Jewelry, Plated Ware, xn imc& .oois, 1 12 Chesunl St.. between 3d iS4i Streets. PHILADELPHIA. A LAV AYS keep on hand on excellent assort ment of the above articles, which they will sell on terms as low as any in the city. June 15, 1850. Cm W. F.P ED Dili si;:' 3 (T.ATK PARTNKR OF C. SCI1UACK) TiiiiiiMli Maiuirartoiy and Taint Store, Ko 78 Korth Fuurth Street, A FKW DHORS ABOVE C1IEHHV, WEST fclDi:, PHILADELPHIA. Constantly on hand and fnr sal', at reduced prices, uud of nnjnrinr ipHililij, the fol lowing articles, viz : C'rh. Cabiiirt. Japsimera' and Oil Cloth Varnishes : Drying iititfin; B'Mit unit Uarncsii VHriiif.li : Urown, While and R'rt Pnirit do; Truiufer n ; ArliMn', ll"iise mid I'.iarfi Pninlfrs1 nnd Vlluislles, AIiitiTinln ; Pt T'I'V IN QOANTITIKS, FAINTS, DRY. IN Oil.. AM) FRK 1'AIU t) FOR 1.MMKD1ATK I'SKj .Milliners' Varnish, olae an Ariils; llhi-k Jupnii fir Iron ; Adhesive d'. t'nr I'nney W"rk; l'irinre and Window (ilass; Artists" Co. .mrs. Dry a4 in Tnlw. ; Neat's Fct Oil: iold. Silver, in. I icrin.ni Iaf ; i"Ul. Silver, and Cupper nnnixe i lila t ier's Uism-mrts. Ataii, very snpemir tli hi. Ulucking and iVriting iak. Jane ill, If. 50. LINN, SMITH & CO., No. 213i JliirJtef Srerf, afcoi-c 5th St. PllIlADKLrHIA, Tt'liolesale DrusiprlsH, AND PF.Al.Kns IN J"RUGS, Mf.iiii ixk, Paixts, Oils, Vixnow it Glass, Vabsihivs. Dvi Srirv, Patent vl ininsES, Meiiicikf. Chests, Si-roical Iv TtiTMK-iTS, Arc, &c; and manufacturers of the celebrated Congress Ink, 3Iuck, Blue and Red. The quality of this Ink is insurpassed, and wo are now prepared to furnish t of all sizes, neatly packed in boxes from one to liree dozen each. L. 8. & Co., endeavor to have always on hand . full assortment of good and genuine Drujjs, at he lowest possible rates. Particular attention is I so paid to the manner of putting up and packing heir goods, to that they feel prepared to warrant heir tarrying any distance with perfect safety, ill orders by letter or otherwiso will receive Tempt attention. Philadelphia, June 15, 1850. 6in HIALAOELPIIIA WISE fc LIQUOR STORE. BITTING & WATERMAN, Importers and Dealers in Liquors, No. 22C Market street, Philatlelpha, "FFER for sale, the cheapest and best assort- ment of Liquors in Philadelphia, such as Champagne, Sherries, Port, Rtcck, Claret, Bur gundies, (Jauturn, Barsac, Madoria, Lisbon, . Teiierifle and Sicily Wines, , Brandies of the choicest hrunds, viz i , Maglina, Otard, Ponet, Hennesy, &c. 4c. Fine Holland Gin, Monongahcla, Scotch and f Ian V hiskey, &.c., &C. . Hotels and the country trade supplied at Phi!a etphia prices on the most liberal terms. July 13, 1850- 1 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. C1IAS. DUMIYIIG, $6, 207 Chesnut Street, front Arcade, . PkllLABlilKHlA. MPORTCR and Manufacturer of all kinds of - Musical Instrument, Fancy Articlea and roya. lt urlces ar lower than those of any other store ..('hiladelubiu. All kinds of Musical Instru- nU repaired in the bast workmanship, and also ken lit T'auc. , Philalflj)u, May 85, 1850 ly SELECT POETRY. THF POOR MAN'S ItlCHKS. BY CHAKLES MACKAV. Poor! Hi J you call me 1 My wants are but few, . And generous nature Gives more) than my due; The nir and the nnshiiip, Frpsh water nnd health, And heart to enjoy them . All these aro my wealth. No r.'oe-hnndcd miser That e'er hnd n hoard . Could reckon such treasure As. I can afford : TIip wood in its verdure, ' The stream in its flow, Are mine in their beauty Wherever 1 go. . My wealth is substantial, Although in the mart I cannot convey it, In whole or in part ; Yet if I enjoy it, What signifies morel I'm lord ot the ocean ; I'm king of the shore. Wealth could procure mo But pleasure nnd ease; I've both in my garden Beneath the preen trees. I've both in my collage, M v fancies to feed ; I'v" both in my conscience What more do I need 1 The joys that dcliuht me Are free as my thought ; 'They've common as sunshine They cannot be bnuyht. I've servants nnd minstrels, And boundless domains, I've rivers nnd mountains, And forests and plains. The robin's ray minstrel, My friftid, and my ward ; Tin' lark is my poet. The thrush i9 my bard. No creat prima donna, . The pride of her hour, Can yield mil moie music Titan birds in the bower. The rich and the mighty Have chaplains in pay ; And I, too, have chaplains As pious as ! hey Who preach to my spirit As with them I bend To God the Creator. My Father and Friend. In whispering foliage They soothe and persuade J They sing in the Minliyht, They talk in the frhudu ; 1 hear them in tempests. I see them in cloud In the voice of the thunder They reason aloud. Though gold has its friendships That cling to it well, Acquaintance and lovers Too many to tell t Yet, I loo, by myriads Have friends of my own, Who pay me sweet visits When 1 am alone. All saints and apostles, All prophets divine, All sages and pools, Are teachers of mine : My friends nnd my teachers Wherever 1 roam, The guides of my spirit, The lights of my homo. And, crown of all riches, Far betler than pelf, I've a true In-art who loves me For sake of myself. With these and my patience, And strength to endure, My health, ami my honor, How can 1 be puor ! Skctcl). CONFESSIONS OF A SWORD SWALLOWF.lt. I have been connected with the conjur ing and tumbling prob-ssion, and every branch ol them for forty-six years. I lost my mother when a child, and my father was a carpenter, and allowed me to go with the tumblers. I continued tumbling twen ty-three or twenty-lour years. It was nev er what you call a good business, only a living. I got JL.3 a week certainly, at one time, and sometimes jC'4- ; but you had . to live up to it, or you were nothing thought ol ; that is to say, it you kept "good com pany." Now, there is not a living to bp made at the trade, bix and twenty years ago I began to practice sword swallowing ap-ainst the celebrated Ramo Samee, who was then getting Jt25 or JE30 a week. first practised with a cane, and found it dillirult to get the cane down. When I fust did it with the cane, I thought I was a dead man. There's an aperture in the chest which opens and shuts; and it keeps open and shutting, as I understand it ; but I knew nothing about what they call anatomv, and never thought about such things. Well, if the cane or sword goes down upon this aperture when shut, it can go no farther, and the pain is dreadful. If its open the weapon can go through the aperture clos ing on the weapon. I he first time 1 put down the cane I got it back easily, but put my head on the table and was very sick, vomiting dreadfully. I tried again the same afternoon,, however, three or four hours afterwards, and did it without pain. I did it two or three timet more, the nest day boldly tried it with a sword and suc ceeded. 1 he sword wa blunt, and was thirty-six inches long, an inch wide, and pernaps a iixiu oi an men inicK. l leu frightened with the cane, but not with the word. Before the sword was Used, it was rubbed with a handkerchief, and made warm by friction. ' I swallowed swords lor lourteeo years. 1 ' - At one time I used to swallow three words, a knife, and two forks, of course keeping the handles in my mouth, and having all the blades in' my stomach to gether. I felt no paiti. No doubt many of the audience felt more pain in seeing it than I did in doing it. I wore a Turkish dress both in the streets and in the theatres. I never saw ladies faint nt my performance no, there was no nonsense! of that kind. Gentlemen olten pulled the sword and knives by their handles out ol my mouth, to convince themselves that it was real, and it was real, though the people to this day generally believe it is not. I've some times seen people shudder nt my perfor mance,' bnt I generally had loud applause. I used to hold my head back with the swords in my stotnach for two or three minutes. I've had a guinea a day for sword swallowing. This guinea a day was only for a few days nt lair times. I was with old "salt box" BroWn, too, and swal lowed swords nnd conjured with him. I swallowed swords with him thirty limes a day ; more than one each time sometimes three or four. 1 had a third of the profits ; Urown had two-thirds. We divided after all the expenses were paid. My third might have been thirty shillings a week, but it wouldn't be half so much now, if I 1 could swallow a tea-kettle now, the people would scarcely look at me. Sometimes indeed, a great many times say twenty I have brought up oysters out of my stom ach after eating them, just as I swallowed them, on the end of the sword. At other times there was blood on the end of the blade. I always felt faint after the blood, and used to take gin or anything I could get at hand to relieve me, which it did for a time. At last I injured my health so much that I was obliged to go to the doc tor's. I iispd to eat well, and drink too. When 1 felt myself injured by the swal lowing I had lost my appetite, and the doc tor advised me to take honey and liquids, tea, beer, and sometimes a drop of grog. At three months' end, he told me il I swal lowed swords it would be my death ; hut for all that I was forced to swallow swords three or four years after this, not feeling any great sulk-ring. 1 then thought 1 would swallow a live snake. I'd never heard of any one, Indian or anybody, swal lowing a live snake. It came into my head once by catching a grass snake in the ,ds in INorfolk. I said to mvself as I held it by the neck, "There seems to be no harm in this fellow. I'll try if I can swal low him." I tried then and there, nnd I did swallow him. It fell cold and slintv as it went lown. I did'nt feel afraid, for I kept tight hold of him by the tail; and no one has any right to be afraid of a grass snake. When I brought the snake up a-'ain in about three minutes, it seemed dead. After that I introduced snake-swallowing into my public performances, and did so lor about four years. I have taken five shil- ings, and ns low as one shtllitir, when 1 swallowed snakes in the streets ol London. I catched my own snakes a few miles from London, and killed very few through swal lowing on 'em. Six snakes, properly fed on milk, lasted me a vear. 1 he snakes never injured me ; and I shouldn't have given it up, but the performance grew stale, and the people would not give any thing for it. I have swallowed swords in the streets thirty to lofty times a da v. and snakes as often, both in town and country. I thought once I couldn't have followed any other sort of lile ; you see I'd been so long accustomed to public Jtle ; besides, I may have liked it far better than labor, as most voung men no, but no labor can be harder than mine has been. If my father had been what he ought, lie might have checked my childish doings and wishes. I have tried other things though, in the hope of bettering myself. I have tried shoeinaking lor five or six years, but could'nt get a living at it. I wasn't com petent lor it that's two years ago so now I'm riHiician to a school of acrobats. Very many like me remain in the street busi ness, because they can't get out of it, that's the fact. Whilst I swallowed swords and snakes I played the fire-eater. I did it once or twice last week. I eat red-hot cinders from the grate ; at least I have put them in my mouth. I only use a bit of chalk. I chalk my palate, tongue and fin gers; it hardens the skin of the tongue and palate, but that's all. Tile rating affects the taste for a time, or rather it prevents one tasting anything particularly. I've eaten (ire lor twenty years in the streets and in public places. It hasn't brought any money of late years. I wasn't afraid when I first tried it by eating a lightrd link a small flambeau I felt no inconve nience. The chalk did every thing that was right. You mav stroke a red hot no- r with chalked hands and not be burnt. I make the same as the acrobats; perhaps average 12s. a week, and have a wile and six children, the oldest under eleven, to maintain out of that. Often we're obli- 2ed to live unon nothing. hen I was slipperatnaking 1 had from 3s Cd. to 4s. a dozen, the grindery costing me Is. bd leaving 2s. for a dozen. I could only clear Gs. a week by it ; that's all I could get out ol the slop-shops. I here's one thing coming from sword swallowing that ought to mention. I'm satisfied that Ramo Samee and 1 gave the doctors their notions about a stomach pump. Edinburg Jievuw. ' A very modest lady sent her very mod est daughter (a pretty young damsel) out one morning to purchase some articles. Among' the many, she informed the plerk in one of our stores that her mother wanted to get three yards of cloath for "primitive triangular appendages fpr her baby." It is baid that a gentleman of New York will leave Saratoga some $100,000 worse oil than when he-went there,. He cultiva ted too close an acoiaintanct with the black legs. C AN'T AFFORD TO TAKK THF. FAPFIl. BY MRS. M. A. PENMSON. "Look here, Madam D.. you that can't nfTord to take a paper, what are you doing just now?" . "Why, what I do every week, making a few custards, some doughnuts, nnd cup cakes, two or three mince or apple pies, some bird's nest pudding for dinner, and getting up some little trifles for the chil dren." "Mercy ! and how miich of your time do these things consume?" "Time '! why it is such a pleasure, and I am so fond of niceties, that I don't think how the time passes. I have such low spirits, and this diverts mv mind so r-adily that I olten employ myself in making these things, when, J suppose, I don't really need them. Hut then husband loves them, and carries a great deal with him, into the city; nnd, as to Ihe children, they would as soon think of going undressed to school, as to go without their doughnuts or their pie." "Now do tell me what the materials of that bird's nest pudding will cost you? I am curious to know, as 1 never made one 1 of the kind." "Cost rne ? why it's not expensive at all: stop let me see, the articles I have used to-day, cost perhaps fifty cents, or may be a little more; my family is large you know." "Then you use sauce." "Well, yes generally. Husbands won't have any but the best, so I make it up cold with while surar and butter." "And do your puddings cost as much every day ?t "Well, I 'most always have one for din ner, of some kind, .sometimes more expen sive, sometimes less. Hitsliand will live well, if we don't save a penny. We have always managed to get along, and just keep our heads above the water." "La! really, no, two dollars seems so much to give, just for a paltry paper. The children aint fond of reading and husband's away evenings, most ot the time, at neigh bor Harris' sitting on the door stoop. There seems to be a magnetism there." "Ah ! Harris lakes the paper." "Yes, but they live dreadlul common, and keep a mean table." "Oil ! no, vou are mistaken there : they have a plenty of everything that is good. J o be sure they have no pies, nnd seldom cake, and their desserls are simple rice, eaten with the richest ol milk, or a plain apple or berry pudding. U is a real luxury to take a bite ol their bread and butter; the bread so delirious and light, the butter so sweet and golden." "Hut mv husband couldn't get along without such things, and 1 confess it Would come hard to me." Yet look nt your children, neighbor D. S'-e- the sallow hue on that little, pale cheek, when, instead, the red rose of health should bloom here. .Not one of your chil dren looks healthy, neighbor 1)., and you say yourself, that you are sick half the tune." "La! food aint got anything to do with that ! its's constitutional." "Constitutional or not, the manner in which vou live, is hurrying you all into an early grave. The children of neighbor Harris are bright and rosy, cheerful and intellectual. Take mv advice neighbor D ; talk with your husband, and urge him to give up these luxuries. In one week by dispensing with such puddings as you have to-day, you save two dollars, the prire of a year's subscription. By living more sim ply, your little Anna will not go Irettmg about you, with those unsightly bloches covering her face, the natural outlets of grease and indigestible food. You will not obliged to send for Dr. Henry every little while because Henry has fits. You, yourself, will carry a clearer head, and a lighter heart, and take more interest in what is transpiring abroad and around you.. It is this kind of food that makes you at all times so nervous and low spirited ; banish it, and you restore health nnd happiness. iNowtell me, in view ol all these things, if you would then be too poor to take Ihe pa per. How nice it would be to hear James or John read some interesting story these long evenings." "La! you have such a way of talking ; I s'pose I might take the paper, but as to giving up what we've been so long accus tomed to" Poor neighbor D. Jenny Lixi. A Poem, no', intended for the Prize. . On the wings of every wind Comes the broad fume of Jenny Liud "Atlantic" stoami r, iiivor'd of her kind, M ill bear ihe treasured freight of Ji-imv Lind Mermaid rejoice ! long tailed and finii'd, To hear the notes ol' Jenny Lind ! Neptune his cur d shell duth wind, To welcome the fair Jenny Lind The mighty whaler to sportiveness ineliu'd, Spouts up his jet of brine for Jenny Lind While all the fishes of tlio sea Leap up, to hear her minstrelsy ! -V. i P0Jt. ' TheChown or England. The crown of England contains Hie following valuable jewel ! . Twenty diamond round the circle, XI, 500 each, i'30,000 j two largo centre diamonds, 2,000 each, 4,000 5 fifty-four smaller dia mond placed at ihe angle of the former, 100 ; four crosses, eacli 01 29 aiumouus, i, 000 ; four large diamonds, on the top of thu orosaoa, 40,000 ; twelve diamonds contained in fluer de lis, 10,000 ; eighteen smaller dia monds contained iu the same, 2,000 j pearls, diamonds, &c, upon Ihe arches and crosses, 10,000 J also, Ml . small . diamonds, 500 ; twiily-aix diamonds io the upper cross, 3, 000 ; two oi teles of pearls about the rim, 200. Cost of iho stones in the Crown, exclusive of ihe metal, AIU00. ' MAJOR SHERMAN'S IIATTERt. Thu drill ol" Ihis battery on Ihe common, 01 Krid.-iy afternoon, ill the presrnsn of some tiit can or twenty .thousand persons, of which ladies constituted the majority, is tlio ihemo of praise from all lips to-day. The sluggish movements which character, ize tlio inaiKi.-uvres of ordinary ani I ;ry, are entirely dispensed with. Each cannon is drawn by four hotscs. All the men rido upon the guns or tumbrils, and every move, ment is made at full speed. The gnns are linlimbered in the twinkling of an eye, pla ced in battery, loadpd and fired, nnd limber ed up Rsain in nlmott ns liltle time ns it lakes to wrilo these words. The men spring upon the guns like cats, s'art off at full gal lop, whirl round, tnaiiu-nvre, change front and lake now positions, with the swiftness of cavalry. They pitch tho cannon from its carriage, pull nway tho wheels, take the. whole to pieces, put it together again, and mount the cannon with ns much speed and precision as one could open nnd shut a snuff box. Every movement displays tlio utmost perfection of discipline and accomplished drilling . The drilling is a severe one for officers, men, nnd horses ; mid serious acci dents must of course be frequent, for evury movement is executed at lightning speed. It jS said that the gallant llinggnld lost twelve men, by fatal accidents, in dulling his Fly ing Artillery men to the same nianu-uvies by Sherman's men, thai were witnessed yes terday. Several very narrow escapes woto wit nessed yesterday. One of tho company was tnrown over his horse's head by coming in collision with a tree : another was lamed in tho foot in unlimbering before the carriage had stopped : and a horse was wounded, in wheeling, sn lli'it the blood (lowed profusely; yet all these litllj accidents did not in the loast clu ck any one movement. Tho horses were admirably trained to their wo. k, nnd appear to understand the word of command) an I the sound of the bugle, equally as well as the men. The history of Mnjor Sherman is a happy illustration of Ihe democratic character of our institutions, nnd of tho fact that true merit will work its way in spite of obstacles. Some twenty years since he was a poor boy at Newport, It. I., and worked out on tho farm with his father. Our informant has often seen him going his mnrninc rounds, with his milk cans, serving his customers. He pos sessed, however, the adventitious spirit of a Yankee, nnd determined not to go barefoot and carry milk all bis days. He. saved tip his small charge, accordingly, until he had accumulated enough to pay his expenses on to Washington. Armed with n simple certificate of good moral character from one of his good custom ers, who was known at Washington, ho put his trunk in n wheelbarrow, and trundled it down to the steamboat landing, nnd started, in the humble accoutrements of a farmer's boy. for head-quarters. Arriving at the sent of government, he found the means of pre senting himself to t Andrew Jackson, Presi dent of the United States. That keen-sighted old soldier recognised in the enterprising: bold-spirited youth tho qualities that lead to trust and advancement. The result of the interview was nn order for Sherman's admis sion at West Posiit. Here his industry, at tention to duty nnd good natural ability soon placed him at the head of his class. He graduated with the highest honors of the in stitution. His career since has been brilliant and successful ; and his name will be hence forth found on 0110 of the brightest pages in the military ptinals of his county. Boston Transcript. A FituiTixo Mayoii. The lirownsvilln (Tex.) correspondent of the New Oilcans Delta sends the following: ''Within thu last week our Chief Magis trate has twice exhibited his pugilistic pow er, in ihe shape of roi'.gA fll tumble fights once with a Justice, and onco with a member o! tho learned profession. In the last case ho is said to have got tho worst of it, as he was uot seen in the streets for loui days afterwards, and a certain druggist trpuits hav ing sold a quantity of sugar of lead. The people ara satisfied that the Mayor lias turn ed out to be a perfect horsc.,' Tut: Mai:fislite, an India paper one day begun its editorial thus : "The (Jorham case; d n the Gorham case." A few days after the editor apologized lor the unseemly lan guage by saying that during a temporary absence, his paper had been left in charge of a clergyman -V. Y. Post. Some Schoolmaster!) are in the habit of drawling .their words very badly. We have heard of one who called up a little fel low in school and said to him, "Ben! paarte child!" To which the little lelloW replied, ".No, I ain't ! Iam mother's!" Qrn.p rays that a married woman, with out children, is inconceivably behind the time. Lustun Pvtl. An Epigram. Punch having been pro hibited at Kouingsburg, C. T, B., in the Literary World, translates an epigram, which appeared in the Leipsic Charivaris, thus: , . We Germans get our rights, to K-"siire, As far and as fast as we need 'em We have the freedom of caricature,. And a caricature of freedom." Bishop Bascom, who has been siok iu Louisville, is improving.' His physicians pronounce him convalescent. A TALE OF HORROR. While travelling a couple weeks since, We heard from tho lips of a friend one bf the most heart-rending recitals we have listened to for a long time. Ito wns put off from a steamboat at or near Wolf Island, about twenty-five miles below the mouth of the Ohio, for tho purpose of collecting a debt frcm a man living about tivo miles back in the coun try, on tho Missouri side, we think. Willi a carpet bag in his hand, he had followed a narrow path about three miles, when he camo across a small cabin. Yet "cabin ' would not describe tlio place of habitation, for such it proved to bo. It was a littlo di lapidated shed with no boards on one side nnd great crevices on the other sides nnd in thu roof. Ho would hnve passed it by, but moans from the insido told that it was occu pied. Wishing to inquire his road, ho stop ped, and stood before the open side of tho shed, and gazed upon a spectacle, which, ns he said, wns present before his eyes days afterwards and haunted his sleep. We de scribe what he saw, ns ho told us, only say ing that strange ns the story may seem, full reliance can be placed upon his words. There was not a bed or chair in the shed, but stretched upon the bare ground lay the body of a youngish looking woman, who had evidently just died. Her form was almost a perfect skeleton, yet the face was that of a refined and beautiful woman. On her breast lay nn infant of about six months nge, with its mouth to tho breast of its mother, and dead. And sitting up in a corner of the shed, and staring the traveller in the faco with glazed eyes, was what ho thought another corpse, but life was yet in it. The figure was that of a girl apparently about ten years old. She could not rise to her feet, and yet she was not sick. She was literally dying of starvation. By tho side of tho woman, and clasping her hand, lay a man covered with blood, and apparently in a dying state. Add to this tho filth of the room and tho half naked condition of tho sufTercr3, and we wonder not that the scene long haunted the observer. He went in. The girl could not speak, but the man cried "water" in a feeble voice, and pointed to the girl as if to attract the stranger's attention to her. The travel ler, Mr. J., of Cincinnati, hastened away, taking with him a tin pan, and says ho never ran harder in his life than he did about a half milo to a small stream he had passed. On his return, he found tho man still alive, and gave him water, which He engcrly drank. He could then speak in a whisper. He point ed to the girl and said "she's starving." Mr. J. gave the girl some water, which ap peared to revive her, nnd she tried to talk, but could not. With much difficulty he learned from tho man that there was a house nbout u mile distant, to which ho hurried. On his arrival there, ho found only a negro. While getting some provisions and hastening back wifh tho man, tho latter informed him that tho cholera had broken out in that neigh borhood, and the family owning him had left for the time being. lie faid ihe little girl of tho shed hud daily made her appearance there for provisions until about threo days back that tho man nnd woman hail been sick for a long time, &c. On their return the man was dying, and lived but an hour The little girl was revived by lood, and be. foro they took her away Could talk. She said she hud been sick herself and could not walk to the house for food, and that her mo ther died the day previous, and tho baby about tho same time and that her lallier had tried to kill himself when they died. It was horrid. The child was taken in the house, and the rest of tho unfortunate family buried. The child afterwards staled her linmo was Mary Williams, and Mr. J. thought, from what he could gather, the family had formerly lived in New Albany, but in what New Albany ho could not ascertain, more than as tho child said, there were a great many houses there nnd it was evidently New Albany. N. Y. The negro said the family had been there j geveral weeks, and came, directly nfter his master had left. As there was not a family in tho neighborhood, tho person having also gone whom Mr. J. wished to see, tho girl w ho was sick and exhausted, was left with the negro, who promised faithfully to attend 10 her. Yet thoro was but litttle hopes of her recovery. It has never been our misfor. tune to hear a more horrible talu of reality than this. Evansrille la.) Journal. Watt Street. A Frenchman slopped a lad iu the street to make some inquiries of hjs w hereabouts. "Mon fren, wat is ze nome of zis street?" "Well, who said 'twunt?'' "Wat you call zis street?" "Of course we do !" "Pardonnez ! I have not zo name you call him." "Yes, Watts you call It." How you call ze nnme of zis street ?" ''Watts street, I told yer." 'Zis street?' . "Watts street, old fuller, and dou't yer go ter make game o' me " ,;Sacre! 1 ask you 0110, two, tree several times oftin, vill you tell to me ze name of Zo street eh 1" "Watts street, I told yer; Yer drunk, ain'l yer?" 7 . .'Mon little fren, vere you lif, en?" A kecro living with while woman, was tarred and feathered iu iew Albany, lnd., on Saturday. Crcem Muskmelom, fried, like cjgplanli is aid to be delicious, and far superior to t, CASE OF LACTATION I A MAtfe. By C. V. IloRNF-n, M. D, or Philadel phia. Dear Sir According to your request, I send the particulars of the case of lactation in an adult male. It occurred 'n the person' of nn athletic American, named Charles Col lins, aged 22 years, a blacksmith, working at his trade in New York. About the 10th of February liistj his attention Was first drawn to his left breast, which appeared to be en larging, and continued to inciease in size for threo weeks, when hd came (0 Philadelphia. After being in this city for three weeks, ha became quito anxious in regaid to his condi tion, forj nlihough ho suffered very little painj tho mamma had become quite as large ns that of a female nursinr;. He; thereforei through the persuasion of an aunt, wag, on the twenty-third of March, induced to apply nt the Clinic of the Jefferson Medical College, to consult the faculty of that Institution. His case came up before Prof. Mutter, who,' upon examination, found the mammary gland largely developed, and filled with the lacteal secretion which differed In nrj wise from that of a mother. He could assign no cause for this freak of nature 5 his health was very good, aud Iho other breast natural. A soap" plaster was prescribed; and compression or- dered to bo kept up, which he persisted in for full six weeks, when the gland returned to its usual size; and when I saw him this morning at Fairmount, whera ha now residesj it was in every respect like the Other. Led gcr. AsToirxntsu Disclosures. fhi Madisotl Hunk Robbery, be. Among the victims of the cholera on Monday night last, was a convict in tho Indiana penitentiary, at jolTersonville, named Root. He was sentenced to the pen itentiary for six years, under a charge of hav ing robbed the batik at Madison, Indiana, of some ?Jf.000, and his sentence would have expired next month. Our readers will recol lect that this robbery took plado about seven years Since, and created great excitement at the time, and suspicion was cast upon some men occupying high places. The money was) never found, and to this day; as has been as certained by memoranda kept by the bank) not a dollar of tlio stolen notes has never been! put in circulation. Root was a man of bad character, and ns he was at Madison about the time of the robbery; he was pursued, arJ rested, and; on trial, was convicted of the) crime, although nothing positively was pro ven against him, and notwithstanding he al most positively proved nn nfM. On his death bed on Monday night, he freely cdnfessed td a number of forgeries and crimes, and impli cated, as being connected with him in his forgery transaction, a persoii who is at present a resident of this city, and irho is ttotc reputed to he worth his hundred thousand dollars! He, however, most earnestly and solemnly denied having ever had anything whatever to do) with the Madison Bank robbery, orof knowJ ing anything about it, either directly or indi- rectly. As we have: already said; he freely acknowledged to many other crimes, but with a full knowledge that death would Soon claim him as a victim, he asseverated to the last that he was suffering Iho penalties for a crime' of which he was entirely innocent. The con fession were made to his physician, Dr. W; F. Cullum; and from all the attending cir cumstances, his statements are believed to be true. L'juisville Courier, Aug. 14. French Politeness. In a battle between tho French and Neapolitans, during the) French levolution, tho soldiers on both sides were instructed to give no quarter. A Nea politan soldier having been disarmed by a petty French officer, ihe former kneeled and begged his life. "Ah, Monsieur." says thai the Frenchman, '-I pity you very much, and would be extremely happy to serve you ask any ether favor, and it shall be granted." ' I'pon saying which, he plunged his Sword into his heart. Getting Insured. The Troy Post relates a "good one" of Jacob Barker, the Quaker, who hearing of tlio loss of one of his vessels which he had omitted to get insured, wrote to a broker with whom he had spoken ou the subject, as follows : 'Dear Friend If thee has not filled up the policy which I bespoke on Saturday, the need not; as I have heard from the vessel." The broker, in fact had not filled up the! policy, but presuming from tho tenor of Ja cob's note tlin.t his vessel was safe, and temp ted by what seemed a good chance to clutch his per centage w ithout risk, he filled it up" forthwith and sent it to Jcob with the assu ranee that it had been made all ready for him on Saturday. On Monday morning the first thing that met his eyes on opening his newspaper was the loss of Jacob's vessel, which he had wickedly insured ou Sunday. Then also he discovered the cunning ambi guity of Jacob's note "he had heard front the vessel !'' A Clever Jew. A foreign paper States that lately a deputation on Sir Moses Monte-1 11 .ire, to ask his assistance in their efforts to build a church. "You know mjr religious opinions," replied the excellent Jew, "1 can not give you money to build a church there are five hundred guineas for you to do what jou like with." Physicians m America A corespondent of the Limerick Examiner, writing from Cin cinnati, says that in that Iowa there ara over two hundred doctors, and, "I am sorry to add, all doing well; but this must hot be attributed entirely to disease, as an American will eoa suit a doctor for a pain in his little finger.'