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. - II. 15. MASSEll, KD1T011 AND PliOPlUETOK. OFFICE, MARKET STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE 1 jTamtlH iirtospfipcr Dcbotrt to DoUUcs, ftftcraturc, jfHoralftg, jfovcfou ant Domestic ilctos, t(cncr auto the arts, ftflrfculturc, iliarltcts, Slmusrmntts, Set. NEW SKKIKS VOL. 4, XO. SUMIUIIY, N'OltTJIUMUKR!,A31) COUNTY, SA'JVKDAY, SKIM'KMIIHII SO, 1831. OLII SKIIIKS VOL. g I, No. . TERMS OF THE AMERICAN. THR AMKItlTAX ii pnWi.heil rv-rv H.ihinl.iy nt TWO JJOI.I.AIIS ...r :mmnti to hr h:ilC yitiriy in ilvunce. No paper liiwnjuiiuird unlil all urmmigtts are paid , All cmniminifiitioii or Irtli-m mi imsim-- criming lo tha office, to iiiburc ntt'iiti-1", iniict Ik; l't !T l'All. TO CIXliH. Thre copies l ove mMm, F-lOO even Jj- IH IIMHI Fiilecn 1i lh t!lM Fiv dollars in mlv:tni' will pay for ttnre yriif ul Script iiii to the American. On SmirtTe of 1(1 lir.s, 3 times, 1 on fcrery mhsefjiu'iit iiim-rLioit, 5 One Pqiitire, U months, 3lmi Mix months, 4,-t0 no y'.ir, iUt Buiiifs Crmts r F!v lines, prr mm urn, Uiw jnrmmmi ami ouicm, not'criitfliiif ly i fie year, with the privilege d" inserting difluieiit ndvetlisemoMs weekly. JO WT" larger Advertisements, it. pur agreement. H. B. A TTO It iN fi V A T I. A W, eusjBuav, pa. II usiucss attended to in the Counties of 3or tkuiubf rlaud, Union, Incoming 1111J Columbia. Iltltr lo I ', V. &. A. liovoiult, I.mvrr & linrron. Soniers & Snodirrass, Phtttnl. lievnolds, McFnrland & Co,, Siicrinff, Coed A; Co., NEW STOIC AT IIOLLOWINO RUtf. .il the Cross Howls, near J. D. Caunuls, Lnwer Anansta. .7. 1?. K.UW3IAX TiKsl'Sf rKl'LI.Y informs liis friends ntxl " the jntlit- trcncrailv, tliat lii! h, is just receiv ed ami ojHMtcii n new slock of jooils, uliii'Ii lie lw olirrM tor y.ili' on tlie ntont rc.iHun.iliie U-i')iip. Jlis ntiK'k coomisIh in v.irt ol' itav ;joijs. PI CIl AS Cloths, Casximrr'i's, Suttwtis, Mi finnx. lec. Hnninicr wc.ir of a'l kinds Muslins, Caiii'ocs, (i!it;!;.iins, C'ltoiks, &c. ALSO .- A (Hxortinciit of Hnnlwarc of all Units, most iseiHTnl'v in use. Al0: (Iroci'i'ii's l' nil Kinds, At Sugar, Coffee, Ten, Mulufses, Spirits. o;-c. ALSO: (jut'i'timvarc mid Crockery ware, a full assortment. Also Silk Hats, Cliiji Hats, anil Straw Hats. AI.SO : A n assortment f l.iipiors, viz : P.handy. Wink, Wiiiskkv, Uesiiles a vnriety of oilier articles, most pener allv usetl iiml in want by farmers anil otlter per ns, all of wliii li lie will fi ll to pureliasers at a aavini; of ten per cent, liv eallini? on liiin. All kiiuls of )roilnee taken in exchange for faoiN nt the hiliest market iriee. Hollowing linn, Api.il '.'(i, lis51. tf. llKGAKn SUWKElbTHINfJ. EVKllVUODV slionlil emliraee tliis opportu nity to buy ('l,OTllI.; for .Men, Vouth ami llovs, at siii b priees as liave never vet been known 'in tbis Citv, at i;(i 10 CKU.Vs Cl.OTIll.Nti KVl'ADt.lsll .MK.NT, Soutli-Cast (Jorner of Market nnil Seeoml Streets, l'liibulel Jihia, KmliraeiiiK D elioiee of the best, most tlesira ble, ami fanliionuble DRESS AND TLOCX COATS, Habit Cloth ilo., Linen lhillim; ilo.. '1'weeils, Ac, Ac, toi;eiber with n nre.it variety of Consiatim; kfy Jm-k-1 Tweeo. I,' e.f Co.i! -,',1 olka i ' .V .l ie ...K Moil. rV'Ms nrnip fit" I, luier. If.. r.-:.'.'. C..'.. .'. ' . ri.r'i.-v'.,- ; : -i f .; -"i i ,- liew t-tyit i.T . ! !' '' ';:.!;:' I'aut.iloons, ! : . .. in i. :.!. : i,c iipeeiHl u'.tr:i;ir:i. l;iiiiiihin' (iootls tlie t o its, ! in ito Consistinir of ;--!iir!s, St.K. 1 (aii.lkereliiefs. eVe.i all of wliie'.i olVere.l at tlie loirrxt ..' rnnh Vrirrx, ai:cl ns ebrap as no) other Clolhuia btoie in (lie I uion. rreuts ulmilesirr Hoys' Ci.oTiii"Mi are ear nestly invite, 1 to examine the Stock. Country Stoiekeej era can be accommodated at Tf ry low rates. ckok;i: crux. S. Corner of Snit,l It Mtirht Sis I'hila. April 1!J, lol. tf. Teas! Cheaper tlmn Kver!!! 100 Half Chests Eose Flavor Black Tea, 15 " " OloniT ' " 15 " " King Vonj " " TJIIIKSE Teas are bitter for the price than A were cer olVcred before in Philadelphia, es peeially the Koo Flavor, which is of the very let (juality ntul finest lluvor, nnd families that Want a Half Chest or lcsn by sending soon will got a first rate nrlrele at a very low price. They will be well packed up and scut to Depot or ram frca of charge. JMVID l'UASE, Tea Dealer iwnl (iruepr, S. V. Cor. tith & Arch Su. l'hiludclphia. May 10, 1SS1. 3mo. National iiotslT SIIAMOKIJSr, Ilorthuraterland County, Ta. THE ulwcriler respectfully informs his friends nnd the public generally, that lie liaa open ed a new Hotel in the town of Sliaiuokin, .Nor Ihumberlanil county, on tho corner of Shamnkin and Coinincree streets, nearly opposite to the House lie formerly kept, lie is well prepared to aeeoinnimlalo his guests, and is also provided with good stahlini;. lie trusts his experience, and atriet attention to luisine", will induce per amis visiting the coal region to continue lh lib eral patronage he hus heretofoic received. WILLIAM WHAVER. Shnmokin, April l'J, 1H50. tf. "HAS removed from liia old Stand, Xo. 114 Jl JH V iiic btrcet, to No. 52 milwyn St., (IcVn Cd'hill iy Willow,) Tlicre he has coiiBtantly on hand, BE0WII STOUT, FOR TEE, t- : Ale unitl Cider, FO HOME CONSUMPTION OR SIIllTlNfi. N. U. Coloring, liottlina, Wire and Dottles, Vinegar, Ae. l ot sale aa above. Philadelphia, April 12, 1851. ly. Lycoming; Mutual Insurance Company. DR. J. D. MASSEIl ia tho local aiicut for tho above Insurance Company, in Northumber land county, and ia at all times ready to ell'ect Insurance against fire on real or personal pro perly, or reilCWUlg puitcies iui mo saiuD, i A .'I nil lul tF .9 L'SiTICES' FEE 11ILLH. For sale by 11. li. MASSEH Huubury, April '20 1831. SJiLECT roETllY. The Venal Sanctuary. It Y TIIK Itr.V. JAMES ClI.tlOllNE I.VONS, M.. P. ''Where, in onr cliurcliesi, is tlie piano for the poor ? I ttsk this ipicslion with shame nnil sorrow : WimiE is tiik 1-i.ack for tub rooit 1 Aiiiiiii tlint liuro nnil there a poor person lias a seat : WitKnn is it 1 Is ho invitoil to sit with in 'in it yooil place,' or ilo ws say lo him : 'Stand I lion there, or sit here under my foulstool V" Hij'Jtl Icl Hifltnp Irs. "I will brin ymr snilctiiaries into l?wl:iti'll.'9 l.KvlTier-s, irxvi. 31. I Imd tlie linlhnveil ground that boro A (Christian t 1 1 1 J 1 1 1 tall and rnuil, When at eaeh wide anil lofty door Went streaming in a irotsjenus crowd : A weleouie day hid iill'rejniee A fair and ancient festival, Ami the ylail myall's niiyllty voico Shook the strong roof and Gothic wall. Full many a token maiked the fold Where rich and hiyli believers meet, The wiered volume eln-ped in fold, The cosily rube, and drowsy seal ; I'riest. people, alter, chancel, choir, Arch, eoliimii, window, porch, and gale That ample lane, from vault to spire, Looked solemn all and calmly rrcat. Hut mark ? Alt old and weary man, A stranger clad I;itt raiment vile' Willi failing step ami featines wan, Went lolleiius iii the fair broad aisle : They cast in nut old ; eh, faithless, rauu ! On some nide bench unseen rernolo : Convicted in thai hour and place Ufa lean jun.-e ami lliieailiiaiu coal ! Yes ! and if lie, who saved the lost, Stood faiutiiijr cm i' . banality llour, Arrayed in weeds : l lilllecost, Meek as lie Ronnht i'nr world before : In spile i'f words which none miht blame, Ami works nl yooiliiess freely done, That sordid post of wrnni and sl.atno Would greet Ji:novAii's only Son. fill for a prophet's tongue or pen To warn the ureal in wealth and birth, Who build their (tod a house, and then Plant lliPie the meanest pomps of earth : To brand that church which spurns tho poor From every vain and renal pew, Where "elothpil in purple"' herd secure To kneel or sleep tho lordly few ! Give me the shed, low, bare, and plain, Whfie love ami humble truth abide, Katlmr than earth's most noble lane, Deliled by sottish pomp and prido : (Jive me ihe damp and desert sod Walled in by daik old forest trees, Hoofed over by tlie skies of God lint perish temples such as these ! 3. SdCCt VLCllC. FACT STRANGER THAN EICTI0N. The Courier ties Etats-Unis, of a late date, contains what is termed the follow ing romance in real life. Although told in a column, it contains more than plot enough for half a dozen of James' novels'; During tlie first three years of the reitrn of Louis Philiippe, a very singular individ ual lived in a magnificent hotel in the Fan lioui'.r St. llonore, not far from the place licauveau. llis fortune was immense, his disposition saturnine. He saw no one, and occupied a small apartment on the ground lloor, which department was decidedly the most nnIio?pi!aliie in Paris. As for the other rooms in tlie hotel they were always empty and closed. This strange person age went out every day at noon, and re turned at i o'clock in the afternoon; the rest of the time he was invisible. His own relations lived at lVrijord, with tlie excep tion of a nephew whom he had brought to Paris, and sent to college a handsome boy, active and hold, and fair as a Saxon. The uncle and nephew dined together eve ry Sunday, and alter dinner the old man said to the yoiinz one, slipping a louisd'or into his hand, "Von will be my h'-ir," and tlie inheritance consisted of seven or eight millions at least. Every Thursday and Sunday morning the proprietor of (lie Place l!eaiiveau received a visit Irom a beautiful and elegantly dressed woman. She al ways came in a carriage, entered the gar den, and returned at noon on Sunday, and on Thursday at midnight. On no other day was she seen at the hotel. This state of things lasted for some years. The scho lar was growing into a young man ; the single Jouis bad been replaced by a double one, and still the old man said, "You shall be my heir!" to v. liich the nephew some times replied : "I loir or not, I have no time to wait." The truth is, the millionaire was dry ns a rattan, green as a bunch of holly, and strong as an oalc. One Wednesday they found him dead in his bed. A charcoal fire, half consumed, burnt on the hearth; there had been asphyxia, or congestion of th brain. Justice came and sealed up everything. The relatives, duly notified, came, and h. fore witnesses, proceeded to the opening ol I lie desk where the papers of the defunct bid been kept. A will, written in the b t.itor'sown hand, left, as sole legatee, tlie lady who had paid the Sunday and Thursday viiits to the hotel of tne i lace in-auveau, with the single charge of annuity of two thousand francs to the nephew of the deceased. The family at tempted to et aside the will, A thousand rumors as to the cause of the sudden death prevailed ; but spite of rumors and law proceedings the lady was maintained by the tribunals in possession of the eoods and chattels which constituted the wealth of the millionaire. 1 he nephew, who should have had an income of three or four thou sand francs, had only an annuity of one hundred h.uis. Rich, he would have be come a sportsman ; poor, he became a sailor. Eight or ten years rolled on. Our rail, or, in cruising around the world, had dou bled his email fortune. Chance led him to Paris, nnd having at the moment no voy nge to make to Vera Cruz or Calcutta, he paraded the Rmlevurd, believing that a man who had five or six thousand livres a year, had a good right to bask in the sun. One day, while crossing the Tuilleries, he met a young gill he thought the most beautiful he had ever seen. He followed her without flunking it any harm, to her residence in tlie Rue do 15ac. The next day, and without any settled purpose, the sailor was again traversing the garden ol the Tuilleries. The same woman and young girl were walking there again. He caught the young girl's eye and she blush ed "celestial rosy red." The same thing took place lor several successive days; but on Sunday, instead of going to the Tuiller ies, he betook himsell to St. Thomas d'A quin, where, at the first glance, he caught sight of a little white bonnet and a little brown head, from which he could not take his eyes. Although hold anil resolute as a rover, the sailor was, by nature, sentimen tal and romantic. One day the young girl had dropped a hoqnetof violets ;" which he pounced upon and wore next to his heart us a talisman. "Ma foi," said he lo himself one morn ing, "I should like that girl for my wife. I must set alwut making inquiries on the subject." The result of which was that he learned the young girl was immensely rich, and with a deep drawn sigh he said : "Hon! if she had been poor, I might have married her; but rich as a lairy, it is impossible." Thereupon he bit llis moustache and went borne to pack tip his travelling traps. His trunk packed, he went to bed, and be fore sleep had visiu-d his eyelids, had de termined to put a continent between his bewitcher and himself. The next morninr a hurried note was handed him to call at the office of a certain notary without a moment's delay. "it's probably an engagement to take some ship out to China," said the sailor, as he went lo the notary's. "Monsieur," said tlie nolarv, who wore a white cravat and gold spectacles, like the notaries oi tne l.yinnase, "you so Ireqoenl- iy to the 1 uillertes, and to St. 1 homas d'A- jiiiii ?" "I do," replied the sailor, slichtlv trou bled by this exodium. "lou have olten met there a voung srirl accompanied by a middle-aged woman V "Always." "The young girl seemed to please you V "Immensely." "In short, you love her." "Yes sir." "And you would like to marry her ?" "Very willingly." "Well, sir, the matter can be arranged." "Do yon think so .'" "Certainly. My bniness is to think." "But she has seven or eight millions." "Ten, sir." "And 1 have nothing." "Yon exaggerate ; you have an income of four thousand eight hundred livres." "A mere drop of water beside the ocean." "Hut suppose the ocean wants you, have I vour consent ?'' "Certainly." "Then come to morrow." It will be easily believed that the young man kept the appointment. lie was slightly pale, and did not care to question the notary, who opened the conversation : "Everything is settled, and the bans can be published to morrow, if you permit." "H 1 permit, surelv, and I couul em brace you into the bargain." "Well, embrace, if that please you, and then listen to me." "Say on." "Your intended is slightly your cousin." "Ah, bah:" "Ami her fortune comes from vour un cle." "Hold, but then" "Ask me no questions, you must rest sat isfied with guessing." "Then 1 accept and guess." "Rest satisfied in knowing, that in disin I'riting you, notwithstanding his oft-re peated promises, your uncle merely dis charged a sacred duty." "i ar be it from tne to reproach him now, but you must admit that chance stood my friend in leading ine to the Tuilleries." "Your presence in Paris was known ; the meeting in the garden was all arranged, A pair of handsome eyes did the rest." "It was then an afluir arranged before hand V "Like most others which chance is thought to bring about." "lint it I had departed 1" "The telegraph would have recalled you; besides, lovers don't part so easily." "That's true." "Now that you know all, shall the bans he published '!" "Publish them, morbleau ! and the soon er the better." The notary rose, and taking the young man by the hand, led him to an adjoining room, where a young girl, pate and tremb ling, was seated by the fire side. "My dear child," said the notary, "here is your intended husband ; he wants but a word from your lips to full at your feet." She answered not, but stretched out her hand to her young and handsome lover. Three weeks afterwards Ihey were mar ried. Da. M cap, a celebrated English physi cian, once fought a duel under tlie gate of Gresbain College, with another celebrated brother Galen, Dr. Woodward. They com batted with small swords, and in full dress. "Tak. your life 1" said tha magnanimous Woodward, when he had disarmed and over, thrown his antagonist. H will take any Ihinn from vou." inlif,t ik.. nrmiri.. ltfa.i . 9 j - -...... , j'iv.iihiu . hM . j I "except phystv,". A llATTI.l; WITH KNAKI S. Sineo the e.xhihilioiiB in London of the two Hindoo smiko charmers the lirst we believe who ever visited Kurope-everytbiii!; relating to serpents seems to have acquired additional interest. Many facts regarding the naluro nnd habits of tho various, species have been published, iifTording much in formation nnd still greater astonishment. Waterton. in his "Wanderings in South America nnd tho Antilles, in 1812-24," re lates soma stories of so marvellous a charac ter, that, coming fioni a less nntbenlie source their truth might reasonably be doubled. While in tho' region of the Mibiri Hill. Mr. Wnteilon long sought in vain for a ser pent of largo size, nnd finally olfered a re ward lo Ihe negioes if they would find him one. A few days afterwards otio of the na tives, followed by his little dog, enmu to him with information that a snake of respec table dimensions bad been discovered a short distance up tho hill ; and armed w ith an eight feet lanee, and accompanied by two negroes with cutlasses and I he dog, he nt oueo started to lake a look at it. Mr Waterton slates that ho was barefoot, with and old hat, check shirt anil Irowsers on, and a pair of braces to keep them up. llis suakeship was pointed out ns laying at the routs of a large tree which had been torn up by a biilwind. Hut tho reniaindei of the story shall be given in tho tiavcllur'd own words : I advanced tip to tho place slow and can. lions. The snake was well concealed, but at Inst 1 made him out ; it was a coulacana ra, not poisonous, but largo enough lo have crushed any one of lis lo death. On measu ring him nflenvnrds, be was something more than foui teen feet long. This species of snake is very rare, nnd much thicker in proportion to his length, than any other snake in the forest. A coiilncanaia of 14 feet in length is as thick ns a common boa of 24 feet. After skinning this snake, I could easily pel my head into his mouth, tis the singular formation of ihe jaws admits of wonderful extenlion. On ascertaining the size of tho serpent, retired slowly the way I came, and promised four dollars lo tho negro who hail show n it to me, and one dollar to the oilier who bad joined us Aware that the day was on Ihe decline, and ili.il tho approach of night would bt detrimental In the dissection, a thought struck me that I could take him alive. 1 imagined that it I could strike him with the lance behind the head, and pin him to the ground, I mijhl sneered in captu ring him. When I told this to the negruts. they begged and entreated mo to let them go for a gun and bring more force, ns Ihey w ere sine the snake would kill aome of us. Taking, however, a cutlass from ouo of the negroes, and I hen ranging both of Ihe sable slaves behind mo, I told them to fol low me, and that I would cut Ihem down j if they i tiered to lly. When wo had got up I to the place, the serpent had not stirred ; but 1 could see nothing of his bead, nnd jiid. j god by Itie lulds of bis body that it must be j at the farthest side ol bis den. A species id ' woodbine formed a complete mantlo over the branches of the fallen tree, almost im pel vioiis to the rain or the rays of the sun. Probably he had resorted lo this sequestered place for a length of time, ns it bore mail.s of an ancient sett'ement. I now took my knife, determined In cut away the woodbine nnd break the twigs in ihe gentlest manner possible, till I could get a view of his head. Ouo negro stood guaid close behind mo with a cutlass. The cm lass which I had taken from ihe first negro was on the ground closo by me in caso of need. After woiking in dead silence for a quarter of an hour, with one knee all the time on the ground, I had cleared away enniisll to see his head. It appeared coming out betwixt tho first mn! second coil of his body iii.d was Hat on I ho trrouud. This w as the very position 1 wished it lo bn i", 1 rose in silence and retreated rery slowly, making n nign lo ihe negioes lo do the same. Tho dog was sittina at a distance in mute observance. I could now read in the face of Ihn negroes that ihev cousiderfd this n very unpleasant affair ; nnd they rnndo another ' vain nltetnpl to pniniade tne to let them go ' for n gnu. I smiled in a good iialured man- : ner, nnd made a feint to cut litem down with a weapon I bad in my hand. This ' was all ihe answer 1 made lo llieir request, ! and they looked very uneasy. It rnust be observed that we were iiboui twenty yards from tho snaku"s den. I now ranged the negroes behind me, and told him who stood next lo mo lo lay hold of the lance tho moment I pi ruck I ho snake, and that tho other must attend my movements. It now only remained lo tuko their cutlasses from them ; for I w as 'sure if I did not dis- nrm them, they would bo tempted to strike the snake in time of danger, and thus for ever spoil his skin. On taking the cutlasses from ihem, if 1 miglil judge from their phy siognomy, tney seemed lo consider it a most intolerable act of tyranny. Probably nothing kept Ihem from bolting but tho con solation that 1 was to be betwixt them and the snako. Indeed, my own heart, in spite of nil 1 could do, beat quicker than usual. We went slowly on in silence, without moving our arms or heads, in order to pre vent all alarm as much as possible, lust the snake should glide off, or attack us in self-defence. ! carried Ihe lance perpendic ularly before me, with the point ubotit fool from groanil. The snake had not mov ed, ami on gelling up to him, I struck him '.vi'.h the lanoo oil the near side, just behind the neck, anil pinned him to the ground. That moment iho negro next to mo seized the lanee and held it firm in its place, while I dashed head foremost into tho den to grap ple w ith Iho snake nnd to get hold of his tail before he could do any mischief. On pinning him to the ground with the lance bo cave a tremendous loud hiss, nnd the little dog ran away, howling as he went. We had a sharp fray in Ihe den, tha rotten sticks Hying on nil sides, and eaeh party struggling for superiority. I called out to the second negro lo throw himself upon me, ns I found I was not heavy enough. He did so, and the additional weight was of great ser vice. I had now got a firm hold of his tail nnd after a violent struggle or two. he gave in, finding himself overpowered. This was tho moment !o secure him. So while the fit si negro continued to hold Ihe lanco firm to the ground, and the other was helping me, I contrived to unloose my braces, and with them lied Ihe snake's mouth. The snako now finding himself in nil un pleasant situation, tried lo better himself, and set resolutely lo work ; but we over pnwed him. We contrived to mako him twist himself round the shaft of tho lance, and then prepared lo convey him out of ihe foi est. I stood at his head, and held it firm under my arm, one negro supporting the belly am! the other the tail. In this order we began to move slnwly towards home, nnd reaching it after resting ten times ; for the snako was too heavy for lis lo snppoit without stopping to recruit our strength. As we proceeded onwards with him, he fought hard for freedom, but it was all in vain We untied the mouth of Ihe bag, kept him down by main fotce, and then cut hi, throat. The week following, a curious conflict took placo near the spot where I had captur ed the lamed snake. In the morning 1 had been following a species of paroquet, and the day being rainy, I had taken an um brella lo keep the enn dry, and had left it under a lice ; in the afternoon 1 look Daddy Quashi (the negro) with me to look for it. Whilst he was searching about, curiosity took me towards tho place of the Into scene of iietinn. There was a path where timber had formerly been dragged along. Here I observed a young coulaeannra ten feet long slowly moving onwards ; and I saw ho was thick enough lu break my nrm in case he gut twisted nrotiud it. There was not a mo uienl to be lost. I laid hold of his tail with the left band, one knee being on Ihe ground, and with the right hand 1 took off' my hat, and held il as 1 would bold a shield fur de-li-iiee. Tho snako instantly turned, nnd came on at mo w ith his head about a J aril from the ground, ns if lo ask mo what business I had lo such liberties with bis tail. I let him busing and open-mouthed, within two feet of my face, aniL then, with all tho force that 1 was master of, diove my fist, shielded by my hat. full in his jaws, lie wa stun ned and confounded by the blow, and ere he could recover himself, I had seized his throat with both hands, in such a position that he could nut bile me, 1 then allowed him lo coil himself around my body, and marched off with him as my lawful price. lie piessed mo haul, but not alarmingly su." Tut. Earth has no spot upon its surface, at Iho present day, either inhabited or other wise, which is so cold ns Yakutsk, a paltry, yet principal town of Eastern Siberia, where a few wooden houses, ore intermixed with numi'rous huts plated over with cow dung, and w indowed with ice. In this dreary nnd reniote region, the enrth is always frozen Ihe Summer ihaw never reaching below three feet from Ihe suifaee, the subterranean ice having n computed depth of two hundred yards! Vet man lives here, nnd eternal snow, which seems lo set nt defiance tho no lions of sundry modern philosophers, ll at tropical fruits can, or will in time bo made lo luxuriate even at the North Polo ! At all erents, the researches of science have brought lo IL'ht some of the woudeis of creation, even in dosolaln Siberia, in respect to tho fossilated remains of animals, which cannot, by this laws of nature, exist in any other than the lot riil zone. But whelirer our earth has shifted its pusiliuu, (according to some,) or wnetlier man, by his departure from the laws of nature, has caused dreariness and desolation to a vast portion of the globe, is a problem which has jet lo bo solved. An Ei'iei'RF.AN Oroanist. An organist of Hanger was very pnilieular as lo the nature rf his meals, and having gouo to church one Sunday without leaving the usual iMrections-, the anxious wile sent her little boy for in structions. When ihe boy reached the chmch he found Ihey had just commenced tho Te fleum, nnil, fearing lo wait until it was finished, he crept up lu his father, and commenced singing in his car, in Iho treble voice, (sofo voce) "Mother's f H a limit qnnrter of lumti, Whul tluU she do with It " The organist was rather astonished, but promptly replied iti ihe base "R.wjt tho loin, and boil tlie U f, And nmke a pudding of the suet." With ihis message the young genius instant ly decamped. The Pkqvidkncc Joct savs : ,! We hare beard of tha case of an adventurous rattlesnake, which bit an old toper whose skin had been full of liquor for many yeais. Tha man was not hurl, but the snako died." K KM AUK ABLE ESCAPE OF A PRIsiOXER F.dwnrd Holt escaped from ihe Trenton (N. J.) Jail on Monday, in a remarkablo manner. The prisoners, the State Gazette says, occupied one of the lower cells in the middle wing. Me had tnkpn up a part of the floor of his cell and dug down a perpen dicular depth of seven feet. The founda tion wall is about six feet below tho surface. Ho burrowed under Ihe? wall and up to Ihe surface of ihe ground on the out-side. This brought him into the yard of Ihe prison. Then, by means of a ladder made of pieces of rope and bedding, and Ihe slats from tho bottom of his bunk, with hooks on Ihe end made of nails, he scaled Ihe outside wall. He had to throw Ihe ladder to Ihe lop ihe hooks cnttght in the coping, nnd, nfter reaching the top, ho reversed his ladder and let himself down on iho outside. A course of stone is laid immediately under the floor of the sells. These were removed, put on bis bunk, nnd carefully covered over with the bedding. The digging was performed with a bed-screw, and thin pieces of boards were used for shovelling lip the dirt. All the dirt thrown out mi the cell lloor was put there on Sunday after six o'clock in tho ev ening the hour which the cells were fast ened for the night. After he had got down some fivo feet, he made a ladder to get in and out of ihe hole wilh the dirt He car ried the dirt in a pail, to which he had a rope attached. After getting tho pail full, he came up with stones in his hand, and having deposited them very carefully on the lloor, pulled up Iho pail full of earth. Everything bad lo bo done wilh great cau tion, ns Ihe least noise would reverberate through the corridor and would be heard by t he watchman. Before he left he composed a poetic effusion of four lines, and on Ihe wall he painted wilh charcoal nnd red chalk a variety of handsome figures, underneath Ihe principal one, which represented a beati tiful target, he drew, in letters, "Liberty's wanted by everybody." The Wife. She knell beside llis dying bed, liy fiiend forsaken now, And gently laised his aching head, And wiped his feVered brow; She paused not for Iho vanished years, Which sorrow had made dim, She thought not of her blinding tears, Save those which fell for him. She had been loved in early youth, lint love had long been gone, And yet she mourned his vanished truth, And brokenly lived on. He was the fat Iter of her boy, And could she think but ill Of one so dear her pride her joy 1 Ah, no! she loves him still, And now deserted and despised By those who caused his fall, Her woman's heart, so little prized, Forgave and pitied nil. The flower his haughty hand had ct, To wither in its bloom, Tho' worn and wan was still Iho last To deck his lonely tomb. Duffy's Maga.iiie. THE ARAB AND HIS SERPEMTS. A Paris correspondent of the St. Louis Re publican says : 1 slopped to see some of the uumeioiis shows, which are in full oper ation during tho holidays. I found myself at last within a circle where an Arab was showing off wilh seven or eight great ser pents 1 wanted to tint: and go away, but the crowd had become so gieal, that 1 found I could not move, and was obliged to remain a witness of cettuinly one of the most cur rions and frightful spectacles ever offered to the public. Tho snake charmer was seated on the ground, after the fashion of his coun try, with his snakes all around him, two or three of them were of the most enormous size, almost as large as a full grown boa. Ho would take them up in his bands let them wind around his legs, arms, body, neck and head ; stick out their forked tongues and kiss hint o'l the hands, the lips, ihe eye-lids, and present their heads or tails to him, as he commanded them. Whilo tho spectacle was proceeding in the most successful way, one of tho largest snakes slipped off unnoticed by the Arab, or apparently so, and diagging itself along, got oul of tho ciowd, every body yoti may be sure, giving him a clear space. Just outside of the circle two dogs were playing togeth er. The serpent no sooner espied them, than he raised his head; and in another mo ment was busy winding himself around the body t'f one of the unfortunate animals. The poor dog really screamed wilh fright. It was like the screams of a human being. Tho Arab no sooner heard il and under stood tho cause, than he got up, went to ihe spot, and without touching ihe serpent al all, spoke n few words, and the creature inslan' ly uncoiled itself sluwly-nntil it left Ihe Jog free, and I assure you ono of the canino race never ran as fast ns thai dog did, as soon as he got loose. Tha surprise of Ihe spectators of this scene knew no bounds, and pieces of silver were literally showereJ into ihe Arab's tarban. Ex-Prf.sident Aiiams. John Quiney Ad ams, who was not very prodigal of blood, do dared on lha floor of Congreas, thai ho would draw every diop of blood from his own arms, and vote U diaw every drop from Ihe arms of Iho nation, before he would suffer Cuba lo bclony lo any other power. Tn a camp meeting at KeJ Lion, Del., a week or two ago, was perhupa tha largest ever held in that section of tha country. Fairly estimated, there were 10,000 prisons on the ground. A I'll TIRE OF MACAl'LEY. A London correspondent of the Inverness Courier describes Macauley, Ihn historian, as a short, stout, sturdy, energetic man, with a big round face, large, staring, and very bright hazel eyes, llis hair is cut short, and his hal flung back on the crown of his head. His gait is firm and decided, wilh a little touch of pomposity. He is ever provided with an umbrella, which he swings and flour ishes, and bailers on the pavement with mighty thumps. He seems generally absorb- ed in exciting and impulsive thought, the traces of which he lakes no pains to conceal. His face works, his lips move and mutter, his eyes gleam and flash. He is evidently under Ihe influence of the strong excitement of fiery thought. People gazu curiously at him, and stop to staro when he has passed; bill on ho goes heeding no one. Tho Writer says : A fiietnl of mine lately recognized him dining in tho coffee-room of the Trafalgar Hotel, at Greenwich, a fashionable whitebait house, which it appears ho frequently patron iscs. He was alone, as be generally is, and the attention of more titan one oT the compa ny was attracted by bis peculiar muttering and fidgettiness, ami by the mute gestures with which he ever and nnon illustrated his menial dreaming. All at once it must have been towards the climax of the prose or verse which he was working up in' his mind Mr. Macauley seized a massive de canter, held it a moment suspended in Ihe air, nnd then dashed it down upon the tablo with such hearty good-will, that tho solid crystal flew about in fragments, while the numerous parties dining round instinctively stalled up and stared al Ihe curious icono clast. Not a whit put out, however) Mr. Ma cauley, who was well known to tho waiters called loudly for his bill to bo made out at the bar, nnd then pulling, with a couple of jerks, his hat and his umbrella from the stand, clapped Ihe ono carelessly on his head, and strode out flourishing the other. It is announced thai Macauley has com- pitted two more volumes of his History of England, and that they will be published tho coming autumn simultaneously by Longman of London, and Harpers of New York. TiiC following is loo good to be lost, aN though it hits a grumbler, rf the belter class of political affinities, somewhere between the short ribs. John G. Saxe, of the Burlington Sentinel, perpetrates the following reply to a grum bling subscriber : A free-soil patron of tlie Seal i net, Politely bids us "send the lliing in hell :" A timely hint. 'Tis proper we eonl'cs, Wilh etmii of residence, to eluiiiffe tit mhlress ; It Shall he sent, if Churon's mail will let il, Wtiere the subscriber will be sure to get it '. MOSEY L.OVISG OF TUP III.MJOOV Bred up to love money from his cradle, the common Hindoo cuts his first tooth on a rupee, wears a gold mohu round his neck for an amulet, and has cowry shells, the lowest denomination of his god, given him to play with on Iho floor. The multiplica tion table, up to ono hundred limes one hun dred, is his first lesson : and out of school ha has two pice given him to lake to the bazaar and turn into an anna before he gets his din ner ; thus educated, Hindoos, of all others, are the best adapted for middlemen, and the Hounoochee Mullick found in them a useful but double-edged tool. They calcu lated the tithes due to him from the luppeh, nud tuld him a false total much under tlie real once ; ihey then offered to Iny them from him, and, cheated him dreadfully ; and, tartly, they collected the tithes from the people who were equally ignorant, anil took one bundled and fifty, bucked by the soldiers of the very Mullick to whom Ihey had given fifty lor one hundred. If the land-owner was d'sl reused, the Hindoo com peted with the Mohommedan priest for the" honor of relieving him with al loan upon his laud ; anil, if the debt was afterwards repu diated, he easily obtained justice by bribing his friend the Mullick. Edwards' Year on the Punjab Frontier. Thomas MomiE. The decease of this cel ebrated poet may be daily expected. Tha last accounts state that "there is no improve ment in Iris health, and as in the case of Soulhey, his mind is beyond the repair of medicine or of lime." He has for many years resided al Slopcrton Collage, neal Chippenham, in Wiltshire. It is a well established fact that at the) present time, npwortts of $300,000,000 are invested in Ihe various railways of the t'niJ led Stales. It is estimated that C000 Indians, in the region of the Rocky Mountains, have died of small pox this season. It is said thai Iho law in California, licon--sing gaming tallies, will obtain for the tatot Treasury about $75,000 annually. I.kai'-Year. Any year lliat can be divr ded by four without a remainder, is a luip year. This rule will hold good till A. D. 2000. Cartisib Cabkacks. There era nearly three hundred and fifty recruits now at lira Cailisle Barracks, training for service. Til Eit Kara at Iho prererrt Irme, Il institu tions in llw United States, devut".', exclusive, ly to the education, of ihe Deaf and Dumb. A New Yokk steamboat (lies a flag insert"-, bed a follows ; "Cuba ut ami suall at rase !" An old woman's comfoit. Yellow siiiiIY green lea, and knitting work.