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Wood Turning in nil its branches, in city style and at city prices. Every variety of Cabinet and Carpenter work either on hand or turned to order. Bed Posts, Balusters, Rosetts, Slut and Quar ter Mouldings, Table Legs, Newell Posts, Pnt - terns. Awning Posts, Wagon Hubs, Columns, Round or Oetagon Chisel Handle. c. r.This shop is in STRAWBERRY AL LEY, near Third Street, and as we intend to please all our customers who want cood work lone, it is hoped that all the trado wil' give us u call. tlT Ten-Pins and Ten-Pin Balls made to or der or returned. The attention of Cabinet Makers and Carpen ters is pulled to our new style of TWIST MOULDINGS, Printer's Riglets nt l per 100 fc.ct. YV. O. HICKOK. February 7. 1652. ly. SELECT POETRY. We have but litile laste for parodies, un less pood, the following which we copy from the last number of Sarlain's Magazine is such a fine caricature of Edgar A. Pue's "Haunted Palace," that it almost makes us forget the poetry of the oiiginal. THE HTJINED TAVERN. In I lie darkest of our alleys By the Eihinp tenanted, Once a dark niid diucy tavern Dusky lavein retired its head. Down in Small Street this side Shipped It stood there ! Never nejro look a "nip" in Fabric half so black and bare. O'er its door, with fancies golden, swung a siyu-board lo and Iro, (This was blight once in the olden Time long ago.) And many a dusty cobweb dallied, In Dial old day, Along the ralter dark and squalid, Whence curious odours went uway. Strangers, wandering through that alley, Thiutmh two dusky winnows, saw Sambo '!nrward two" with Sally, To a fiddle's creaking saw. There, belore a bar where, silting ( Dispell. mg gin ! ) With (mm and features well befitting, The keeper of the place was seen. Once many a black, with anger glowing, Stood round the tavern iloor, ThroiiL'h which came noises tolling flowing, And louder evermore. Discordant sounds,-nor ihyme, nor reason, That seemed to moan in pain, Of Christiana Kline and Tieason, Alberti, and Judge Kane. Then Marsh-! Keyser, large in office, With aful learning in Ins pale ; Exclaimed "This a disoiderly house is, And has been so of lale !" And so before his martial glory The place was doomed ; And down to Muyame nsing bore ha The rrowd, anil them entombed. And strangers, now. who pass that alley, No more around the windows throng To hear Around the corner, Sally," Or "Take your lnfie, Mis Long," Fur an ngre,"liiht "Judge Parsons," Said, 'Landlord, you must go (While your house is shut forever) In the Black Maria below !" "Can you not leach me?" said Label, amused and interested by his earnestness. "1 teach you ! 1 1 Mo ; the curtseys which captivated thousands in my youth Were more an inspiration than an art. The Very queen of ballet, in the present day, cannot curtsey." "Could my aunt !" inquired Isabel, a little saucily. "Your aunt, Miss Montfnrd, was grace itself. Ah ! there are no such women now a-days !" And, after the not very flattering obser vation, the General moved to the piano. Isabel's brows contracted and her cheeks flushed ; however, she glanced at the looking-glass, was comforted, and smiled. He raised the cover, placed the seat with the grave gallantry of an old courtier, and in vited the young lady to play. She qbeyed, to do her justice, with prompt politeness ; she was not without hope that there, at least, the old gentleman would confess she was triumphant. Her white hands, gem med with jewels, flew over the keys like winged seraphs ; they bewildered the eye by the rapidity of their movements. The instrument thundered, but the thunder was so continuous that there was no echo ! "The contrast will come by-and-by," thought the disciple ot the old school "there must be some shadow to throw up the lights." Thunder crash thunder crash drum rattle a confused, though eloquent, run ning backward and forward of sounds, the rings flashing like lightning! Another crash louder a great deal of crossing hands violent strides from one end of the instrument to the other prodigious dis plays of strength on the partol the fair per former a terrific shake! What desper ate exertions!" thought the General ; "and all lo produce a soulless noise." Then fol lowed a fearful banditti of octaves anoth er crash, louder and more prolonged than the .rest, and she looked up with a trium phant smile a smile conveying the same idea as the pause of an opera-dancer after a most wonderful pirouette. "Do you keep a luner in the house, my dear young lady !" inquired the General. If a look could have annihilated, he would have crumbled into allies ; but he only returned it with admiration, thinking, "How astonishingly like hT auut, when she reluse'd me the second time!" "And that is fashionable music, Miss Montford? 1 have lived so long out of could have refused such a man as General Gordon must have been. Days and weeks flew fast; (he General became a constant visitor in the square, and the heart of Isabel Vere had never beat en so loudly at twenty as it did at filty-and five; nothing, she thought, could be more natural than that the General should recall the days of his youth, and seek the friend ship and companionship of her who had never been married, while he faithless man ! had been guilty of two wives dur ing his "services in India." It was impos sible to tell which of the ladies he treated with the most attention. Isabel Montford took an especial delight in tormenting him, and he was cynical enough towards her at times. Although he frankly abused her piano-forle playing, yet he evidently pre ferred it to the music Miss Vere practised so indelaligahly to please him, or to the songs she sung, in a voice which from a high "soprano," had been crushed by time into what might be considered a very sin gular "mezzo." ) sometimes forgot how to find fait with Mns Mont ford's dancing and more lhan once lierame her partner in a quadrille. It was evident that while the General was growing young, Miss Vere re- i of life you can mained "as she was!" Isabel Montford ings." "A son of old Admiral Manderville's 1" "The youngest son," she sighed, "that is my aunt's objection ; were he the eldest, she would have been too happy. Oh, sir, he is such a fine fellow such a hero! lost a leg at Cabool, and received I don't know how many stabs, from those horrid Aflghans." "Lost a leg!" repeated the General, with an approving glance at his own ; "why he can never dance with you." "So, but he can admire my dancing, and dors not think my curtsey a dip, a shuffle, a bend, a hob, a slide, a canter. Ah ! dear General, I was always perfec tion in his eyes." "By the immortal duke," thought the General, "llie young divinity is laughing at me." "My aunt only objects to his want of money; now I have abundance for both ; and your recommendation, dear sir, at the Horse Guards, would at once place him in some position of honor and of profit ;. and even if it were abroad, 1 could leave my dear aunt with the consciousness that her happiness is secured by you, dear guardian angel that vou are. Ah ! sir, at your time have no idea of our feel- a ?jL)umotoua St; c ten. Vsm Cool. An apparently unscphislioa led youth went into a lefectory a few days HARDWARE, CUTLERY AND GUNS, 'os 31 tf 33 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA. milK siihscrilit-rs would call the ottenlion of buvers lo their stock of Hardware, consisting of Table nnd Pocket Knives. Guns, Chains, Locks, HoUuworc, &c. &c. Wc would recom mend to all, our Endless Chain Tumps, a new article now netting into general use which we can furnish complete at about one half the price paid for the old style Pumps, also a new ar ticle of .laiuis Fnce lor l otkv each Lock suited either for right or left hand doors, wilh mineral or white knobs. Our stock of Kills is large and well select ed, comprising single and double barrels, English and German make. All goods can lc returned if not found to be as represented. Country mer chants would do well to call on us before pur chasing elsewhere. Wheelwright and carriage makers supplied with coods suited to their business, by calling on W.H.& G.W.ALLEN. Nos. 3t & 33 Market Street, Philadelphia. February, 21, 1852 6mo. WH. McCARTY. Bookseller, nAS just received and for sale, Purdons Di gest of the laws of Pennsylvania, edition of 1851, pries 'dy 6,00. Judge Reads edition of Blackstones Commen tsries, in 3 vols. 8 o. formerly sold at 510,00, and now offered (in fresh binding) at the low price of S6.00. A Treatise on the laws of Pennsylvania re specting the estates of Decedents, by Thomas F. Gordon, price only $1.00. Kossuth and the Hungarian war: comprising . .ui historv of the late strucale fur freedom of that country, with notices of the leading chiefs ..! .i.t,.mpn. who distineuished themselves in council and in the field, containing 289 pages of interesting matter witn auiiienue portraits. Kosauth's address to the people of the United ,..., tiartrait, printed on broadcast, and 1... .J. miters after the manner of maps, price .-l ill cents. Washington's farewell address, .mform style ''h the above. February, 21, 185 2tt. SPRING MILLINERY G00ES JOHN STONE iS' SONS, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN FRENCH MILLINERY GOODS, A'o 45 Soitffc Second Street, Philadelphia. I RE now prepared to offer to their customers and the trade large ana wen :.. rlmrnt of in, nibbonti & Millinery rjoorln l,.mselves exclusively to this lranch the trade, and Importing the larger part of .r stock enables them to otlbr an assortment ,urpad in extent and variety, which will be J ,t the loweat prices and on the most favor. ( terms. SlarrU 13, 185S.-2mo. 3. Select (Talc. amused heiselfat his expense, but he did not quick sighted and man-of-the world though he was perceive it. At first he was remarkably fond of recalling and dating events, and dwelling upon the grace, and beauty, and interest, and advantage, of whatever was past and gone much to the occasional pain of Isabel Vere, who gentel hearted as she was, would have consigned dates to the bottomless pit ; latterly, how ever, he talked a grealdeal more of the pre sent than of the past, and greatly to the an noyance of younger mnn, fell into the du ties of escort to bolh ladies, accompany ing them to placts of public promenade and amusement. On such occasions, Miss Isal el Vere look ed either earnest or bashful yes, positively bashful; and Miss Isabel Montford, brimful of as much mi-chief as a lady could delight in. At times, the General laid aside his cynical observations, together with his cane, which was not even replaced by an umbrella; to onfess the truth h had "Oh, yes, I have!" sighed the General. "Bless you!" she exclaimed enthusiasti cally. "I thought you would recall the days of your youth, and feel for us ; and when yon see my dear Harry" "With a cork leg" "Ay, or with two cork legs you will I know be convinced that my happiness is as secure as your own." "Women are riddles, one and all !" said the General, "and I should have known that before." "O! do not say such cruel things and dissappoint me, depending as I have been on your kindness and affection. Hark!" she continued, "I hear my aunt's footstep; now dear, dear General, reason coolly with her my very existence depends on it. If you only knew him! Promise, do pro mise, that you will use your influence, all powerful as it is, to save my life." She raised her beautiful eyes, swimming in unshed tears, to his she called him her uncle, her dear noble-hearted friend; she Geneial were alone in the salon where this TEE TWO ISABELS; OR, lOUl'ETISH SEVENTEEN. r.Y MI'.S. S. C. HALL. Oh l.ive, I ive, l ive, I ive! 1 ve U like s diziint.s, It will uol let a pour man gu abut lii. business. Old Soso. Ant nrc those fi'.es (oiiig, Ami i. my r.uil hrart growing T'Ki coUl, or v..e, f"r woman's eyes Agam tJ set it glowing! Moobe. The General put on his spectacles, and looked steadfeastiy at Isabel for at least two minutes "Turn your head," he said, at las'. "there, to the left." Isabel Montford, although an acknowl edged beauty, was as amiable as she was admired ; she had also a keen appreciation ol character ; and, though somewhat piqued, was amused by the oddity of her aunt's old lover. The General was an example of the well preserved person and manners of the past century ; beauty always recognizes beauty as a distinguished relative; and Isa bel turned her head, to render it as attractive as it could be. The General smiled, and after gazing for another minule with evident pleasure, he said "Do me the favor to keep that atti tude, and walk across the room." Isabel did so with much dignity ; she certainly was exceedingly handsome ; her step light, but firm ; her figure, admirably poised ; her head, well ana graceiuny pla ced ; her features, finely formed ; her eyes and smile, bright and confiding. She would have been more captivating had her dress been less studied; her taste was evidently Parisian rather than classic. The gentle man muttered something, in which the words, "charming," and "to be regretted," only met her ear, then he spoke distinctly: "You solicited my candor, young lady you challenged comparison between you and your compeers, and the passing belles whom I have seen. Now, be so kind as to walk out of the room, re-enter, and court- sev. England, onlv hearing the music of I3eelh- hnt'an gnrl 1 . - rt m.rl t,,i.l.l:-.'(ilin T I was not aware that noise was substituted for """"ne first opened : power, and that execution had banished ex pression. Dear me! why Ihe piano is vibrating at this moment ! Poor thing ! How long docs a piano last you, Miss Mont foVd ?" Isabel was losing her temper, when for- experienced several symptoms of heart dis- I re.ted her snowy hand lovingly, implor eiic, which though they made him restless ingly on his shoulder, and even murmured and uncomf rta ,le, brought hopes and as- a hope that, her aunt's consent once gain pirations ol life, rati er than of death. ed, it might not be impossible to have the One morning, Isabel Montford and the two weddings on the same day, The General mav have dreaded the ban ter of sundry members of the "Senior Uni ted Service Club," who had already jested much at his devotion to the two Isabels; he may have felt a generous desire to make two young people happy, and his good "Simply because of your superiority to sense doubtless suggested that sixty-five and "Our difference has never been settled vet," she exclaimed, gaily : "vou have ne ver proved lo me the superiority of the old school over the new." fiinol..!., I.t.i- llll MIc-o tru.a ....rv.a t'.iiuiui ii. i uuitiai in 1,1 ins ..it luiiii. l i . , i i - .... ... r civar " miH In., vminir hill' Ihe lnvpra nf thirtv venrs i J 2 . both," he replied. "I do not perceive the point of vour an- " hat has my superiority over both to do with the question?" I The General arose and shut the door. to the rescue, past, would nave mpt any where else as strangers. The once rounded and queen I'll-- l 111! I li.o nc I iui ill v i ,iic i-iui i j..-iuwt-i n.i aiiui ii ,i ' . r-. .1 i i i- . ;, ii. . iii .. u i "Do vou think vou could listen to me sen its grace and beauty ; of all her attributes, I , . ' ... , .. r.fii i. i. ,.. j- -'... -..I.. ouslv lor five minutvs?" he said. ui an iin uiiiaiiiuun, ui'iutj ifiujr iriiiaiu-i i-u , aiivi ii ui lull, ii ill ii-ui ni, iiiiitiicr ui , it.ii l I '.I ' L ' iir ivj.in in. uaii.i iiiiiii in. . nity which can never be acquired, and is never forgotten. She had not lost the eight of an inch of her height, and her grey hair was braided in full folds over her fair but wrinkled brow. Isabel Montford looked so exactly what Isabel Vere had oeen, that General Gordon was solely perplexed ; Is abel Vere, if truth must be told, had laken extra pains with her dress; her niece had met the General the night before, and her likeness to her aunt had so recalled the past, that his promised visit to his old sweetheart (as he still called her) had flut tered and agitated her more than she thought it possible an interview with any man could do ; she quarrelled wjth her beautiful gray hair, she cast off her black velvet dress disdainfully, and put on a blue Moire antique. She remembered how much "Listening is always serious work," she answered she felt it was the hand of age ; the bones and sinews pressed on her solt palm with an earnest pressure. " "Isabel Montford could you love an old man ?" She raised her eves to his, and wondered at the light which had filled them : "Yes." she answered, "I could love an old man dearly ; I could confide to him the clearest secret of my heart. "And your heart, your heart itself? Such things have been, sweet Isabel." His hand was vety hard, but she did not with' draw hers. "No, not that, because because I have i i . ci.- !. I.. not my ueari iu ir. our DiuKr lajmuj, and with emotion. "I have it nol lo give, nnd I have so longed to tell you my secret! seventeen bear a strong afhmtv to January and Mav; he certainly did himself honor by adopting the interests of a brave young officer as his own, and avoided the banter ol "Ihe club," by pledging his thrice-told vows to his "old love" the same bright morning that his "new love" gave her heart and hand to Henry Manderville V OETltY. lhir (Ha nt a i n nn. ihe General, mice ailmir. ! You have such influence wilh my aunt, you ed blue.) She was not a coquette; even i have been so affectionate, to ike a lalher gray hair at fifty-five does not cure coquet-I " mf. at you 'would only intercede rv where it lin, existed in all its strength ; I with her for HIM and me, I know she Could but for the sake of her dear niece, she wUh- dot refuse. I have often often thought of ed to look as well as possible. She won- entreating this, and now it was so kind of dered why she had so often refused "poor ' .Vu to ask, if I could love an old man.giv f.nrdnn She linn hoen ll liee life (' inn 1 ing me an opportunity of showing that I delicate a mind lo be a husband hunter, too do, by confiding in you, and asking your well fiatislied with her nnsitinn In ralcn ate I intercession. how it could be improved, and vet, she did i T"e ""ot"n became misty to the General's not in Ihe commencement of old age, however verdant it might be, she would have been Iden'i i Condensed Resort of Penna- M-fiT Published, and for sale by ihe subacri- V"' '. , iri C ILL..'. I !.,n. '. .i.- fiuJ Volume of Aldcn'a Con.. . Pennsylvania Keports, containing the three volumes of Veatea' lleports. and two Ulf VUIM D.m.,1. Tlu. Knit Id - . . t Hinnev'a Reports. of 4.,lcn, containing Dallas Reports, 4 vol '...I Vrates' Kenorts, volume 1, is also on Land for ! The "lK,,e l 0'"me"re, Vte within themselves, an. contain i all of fYRfiKirU, 4 volumes, and all of eote L 4 volumes, be.i.lea the two first volume. Yry's Keporta. The third volume is ready "aiL out W pr immediately. be pui v u M AHSER, Agent IltTr Mutual Insurance Company. rl B MAS9KR U tl ! B'nt (at V i ...nrm Coinosuv. in N orlhumher- Z?Z .nd is t all time ready to .ftect 'iiainst 6re on real or personal pro- . I..:., far K same. April . liMf. .J.i'u'i celebrated ink, and also Con iTfor Mle. wholesale and retail by J,,8 1SM. H- B MA85ER. Had Isabel Montford been an uneduca ted young lady, she might have flounced out of the salon, in obedience to her dis pleasure, which was very decided ; but as it was, she drw herself to her full height, and swept through the folding door. The General took a very large pinch of snuff. "That is so perfectly a copy of her poor aunt !" he murmured ; "just so wouiu sne pass onward, like a ruffled swan ; she went after that exact fashion into the ante-room, when she refused me, for the fourth time, tnirty-five years ago." The vounff Isabel re-enierea, ana curt seyed. The gentleman seated htmsell, leaned his clasped hands upon the Dead ot his beautiful inlaid cane which he catried rather for show than use and said, "Young ladv. vou look a divinity ! Your tourneurt is perfection, but your curtsey is frightful ! A dio. a bob. a bend, a snullle, a suue, a canter neither dignified, gracef ul, nor self- possessed ! A curtsey is in grace what an adario is in music ; only masters of the art ran execute either tne one or tne otner. Whv. the beauty of the Duchess of D vonshire could not have saved her reputa tion as a graceful woman, if she bad dared such a curtsey as that." "I assure you, sir," remonstrated the of fended Isabel, "that Madame Micneau 'What do I care for the woman !" e claimed the General, indignantly. "Have I not memory V f it could be improved, and yet, she did j Tne oom became misty to the General's : hesitate to confess to herself that now, ! and the rattle of a battle-field sound- t i i. ii . i.i . en in nis ears, ami oeat upon ins neart, happier, of more consequence, of more val- ue, as a married woman. She had too much good sense, and good taste, to belong to the class of discontented females, consist ing of husbandless ana childless women, who seek lo establish laws at war with the laws of the Almighty ; so if her heart did beat a little stiffly, and sundry passages passed through her brain in connection with her old adorer, and what the future might be she may be forgiven, and will be by those not strong-minded women who understand enough of human nature to know that, if yoing heads and old hearts are sometimes found together, to are young hearts and old heads. The young laugh to scorn the idea of Cupid and a crutch, but Lupid has strange vagaries, and at any mo ment can barb his crutch with the point of an arrow. "The old people," as Isabel Montford ir reverently called , ihem that evening, did not get on well together; they were in a great degree disappointed one with the other. They stood up to dance the minuet de la eour, and Isabel Vere languished and swam as she had never done belore : but the General only wondered how stiff she had grown, and hoped that he was not as ill used by time as Mistress Isabel Vere had been. At first, Isabel Montford thought it "good fun" to see the antiquities bowing and curtseying, but she became interested in the lingering courtliness of the little scene, trembled lest her aunt should appear ridiculous, tnd then wondered how the "And prav, Miss Monlford," he said, af ter a pause, who may him be !" "Ah, you do nol know him! my aunt forbade the continuance of our acquaint' ance the day before I had the happiness to meet you. It was most fortunate I wooed you to call upon her, thinking " (she looked up at his fine face, whose very wrin kles were aristocratic, and smiled her most bewitching smile) "thinking the presence of the only man she ever loved would soil- en her, and hoping that I should one day be privileged to address you as my friend, my uncle!" And she kissed his hand. Jt really was hard to bear. "I have heard her say,- persisted the young lady, "lhat when prompted by evil counsel, she refused WHEN I WA VOl N;, OR. WHAT THE OLD WO. MAN SAID TO HER DAUGHTER. Somebody, and a very clever 'somebody too, has been writing fur 'The Olive-Branch a piece ol poetry entitled, ' hen I was Young, or w hat the old Woman said to her Daughter.' Among the things in 'her day, she mentions that "The man that was a bankrupt called was kind o shunned by men, , And hardly dared to shew his head among his townsfolk i hen ! But noH'-a-days, when a merchant fails, they say he makes a penny, The wife don't have a (jown the less, and hi daughters iunt as many ; Hit sons they smoke their choice cigars, and dunk iheir cosily wine, And she cues lo the opera, and he has folks lo iIiiih. He walk the streets, he drives his gig, men show him all rmliies. And what in ni day we called debts, are now his (ie -abillies, Thev call the man unfortunate who ruins half the oily, In my day was hi.- creditors to whom we gave the pity ; But then, I tell my daneb'er Folks don't do as they'd ought er, They had not oucht-er do as they do: Why don't they do as they'd ought-orl "When I was young, crime was a crime, it had no other name, And when 'iwaa proved against a man, he had to bear I lid blame ; They called the man that stole, 'a thief,' they UHMeii no tine teeiing ; What folks call 'petty larceny,' iu my day was called stealing ; They did not make a reprobate the theme of song and kiory, As if the bloodier were his hands Ihe brighter was his clory ; And when a murder had been done, could they the murderer find, They hung him up as they would a crow, a terror lo ms Kind. But uow-a-day, it seems lo me, whenever blood is snilt. you, she loved you, and since your return I The murderer has our sympathy proportion EVERY MAN HIS OWN LAWYER. A rich trial took place before F.squire Dannettell a few days since. One Micky O'Scranigan, the keeper of a second hand store, was brought before him upon the ac cusation of purchasing a lot of Molen iron, knowing at the lime that it had been stolen. Several attorneys (of that class who are al ways lo be seen lounging around "magis trate's" offices,) offered to attend to his case for a very small fee. Michael indignatly spumed their services. He said he had practised at the bar, (an anti-temperance one we guess,) in the "owld country," and being conversant with the principles of law, he would conduct his own case. Hauling a quire of paper out of his pocket and a huge lump of red chalk out of another, he placed himself in a position lo take note and then ordered the 'Squire to proceed. All the witnesses for the State were examin ed, each of whom Mike questioned in hit own peculiar way, lo the great amusement present. We would like to follow him through his cross examinations, but space forbids. The State being through with its witnesses, tho following dialogue look place: Michael Plae yer worhip, I've a wit ness to prove Ihe bloody liars perjurer, an' thin I'll be witness for mesel'. Squire Vou can't be a witness for your self, Mr. 0"Scranigan. Michael Faith an' I can, Misther Lord Mayor. The law rade (turning over his blank paper) "no man shall take the advan tage o' his wrongs." Put that in yer pipe an' smoke it. I know tne taw. iov i n call me witness. Misther McCormick ! (at the top of his voice,) Misther Mc Cormick '. McCormick (outside the bar,) here sir. Michael Walk in, sir ; take of yer huh and behave yeisel' like a gentleman, as ye are. The witness, a vety rough looking speci men ot the natives ot tne "gem ot tne as," walked inside the bar, threw bis rug ged cap upon a desk, anil laised hi hand for the administration of the oath, lust as natural ns if he was used to it. Having been duly sworn, he was questioned as fol lows : Michael Misther McCormick, answer ne question. How long have ye known ine i McCormick Before ye were born, sir. Michael Whin did ye know me first? McCormick 1 knowed your father first, sir. Michael Can ye tell me age, Misther McCormick 1 McCormick Fail' an' I can to a minute, sir. Michael How owld am I, Misther Mc Cormick 1 McCormick The same ages as Paddy O'Genegee he was born o' a Sunday, and yersel' on the next Friday morniii' aflher daik. McCormick---How owld is Paddy, my boy 1 McCormick Owld enough sir, he's dead rest his soul in pace. Michael When did ye first see mesel' Misther McCormick ? McCormick--! sees ye now, Kir. Michael O, Ihe devil, don't you sees me eveiy day, sir 1 McCormick Yes sir, that is I sees yer ow ld lady, and she's a bether man lhan ye dare be. Michael Be careful. Misther McCor mick ; remember yere oalhs, sir. Are ye a judge of this article, sir ? (holding up a lot of old iron.) McCormick Fail' an' I be sir. Michael Ye're right, sir Did yees iver see these scrap o' iron afore ; McCormick i e, nr. Michael-Where did ye see Ihem, Mistbei McCormick t McCormick Where they now lies, sir- on the floor by your futs. Michael Whin, sir .' McCormick As me mim'iy serves me, bout two minutes since, sir. Michael Misther McCormick, ye're an ass : McCormick So be ye, sir. Here the magistrate interposed lo prevent an open quarrel between the witness and his friend Michael took about five minutes to cool down, and then addressed the court on his own behalf. He contended that accord ing to the rules of evidence, he had proved all ihe other witnesses perjurers, through the testimony of McCoimick, and therefore Ihe magistrate should discharge him and hold the witness over to c urt. since, and asked for something to appeas his hunger. The keeper gave him a very pood din. ner, after which the youth said lo bi friend. 'If you come up our way, call.' "That won't pay. Tour dinner is a quarter. 'Oh, I hain't got no money ; but if you come up to Allegheny county, I'll giie you a better dinner for nothing." Why' said the keeper, "you are very cool." 'Why, yes, I'm a very cool chap so much so, that mother always makes me stand in the pantry in warm weather to keep tU meat fiom spoiling.' A man named Keaz'e bired a fellow who had a knack al poetry making, to write hi epitaph. He was to give the poet a dinner and supper for the job. After the first meal lie sat down and began thus : "There was a man who il itnV of fcite. Far whom Ihe angels did impatient wait, With outstretched arms nnd wines of love. To waft him to the realms above." Keazle was much pleased with this, and1 beaded the writer to go on but he declined finishing the epitaph until he had the sup per. That finished he put on his coat, audi then wound up these woids : "lint while they disputed for the prize Still hovering round the lower skies, In slipped the devil like a weazle. Anil down to , he kicked old Keazle " After which he took to his heels, and oil Keazle after him with a horsewhip. A pkrsok writing from San FrancWco to the Newport News, gives the following in cident : 'Two common-looking persons entered the hotel this morning, just fiom the mines a man and hi wife. The male individual looked, for all the world, like a day-laborer, and the female bore a close resemblance to. an Irish scullion. She wore coarse vulgar biogans, and lo her giidle was attached a gold watch and chain valued at least two hunt! ed dollars. The husband left the hotel for half un hour, and returned with a receipt lor one hundred niid fifteen thousand dollars, the value of the dust which he had just con signed for transportation to New York. This sum has been gained by (tigging ; the husr band dug while the wife washed, assisted. by her little son, aged about 10 years. Is ihe British Register of Ddath, for lhe month of March, the following remarkabla case is mentioned : A lunatic hair-dresser died at Peckham Asylum of perilonitis, pro duced by his having swallowed Ihe hankie of a tablespoon. On a postmortem e.xarnina- lion, "llnrty-two handles of table-spoons, about a dozen of nail, two or three stones, and a bullnn, were found iu the stomach nf the deceased. The Muscatine (Iowa) Journal tells of a couple of romantic looking females, who where, wilh their husband, destined for Ore gon. They were dressed in the Bloomer slyle, or rather in the Far West Bloomei style. This dress consists of a pair of pants made of cassinet, and loose sack coat, "all buttoned down before," with a standing col lar, a pair nf boots, gloves and a Kossslh, tat wilh a fox's tail stuck in it. she only lives in vour presence." The General wondered if this was true, and thought he would not give the young beau ty a triumph. He was recovering his self- possession, "I remembered your admiration of passinr beJUs, and felt how kindly you tolerated me for my auntS sake; and surely you will aid me in a matter upon ed in his guilt ; And w hen ihe law has ptoved a man to be a second Cain, A dozen jurois can be found to bring him in And then petitions will be signed, and tens ol scripture iwisted, And parsons will grow eloquent, and ladies interested which my happiness, and the happiness of Until the man who's proved to be as blood I h fit nnn riant f u I Iaw tnunrta t ct,.k.ni tnnty US MHO, her beautiful eve. on the trround. Wi" tt"Ik !,b,0H.J ,ike olh" mn-only a "And who is the poor dear fellow!" in quired the General, in a singularly husky voice. "Henry Manderville," half-whispered Isabel "Oh, is it not a beautiful name The initials on those lovely handkerchiefs greater hern ! But then I tell my daushier Folks don't do a they'd oucht-er They had not ouuht-er do as they do, Why don't they do as they'd oughl-er I" B charitable, religion has humanity for ou gsv ms will still do ; I shall still ba a basis, and they who are not chsritabl M." I cannot be Christians. Great Tci.kgraphic Invention. Prof. J. Milton Sanders, of Cincinnati, writes to the editor of the Evansville Journal, that Mr- David Baldwin, of New Yoik, who is at present in that city, ha quite perfected a telegraph which he a)s will revolutionize the system entirely. By it news caa ba tiansmitted on one wire opposite ways at tho same time, and as, rapidly as a peisou, can talk. Mike said he hadn't time, or he would prove by the highest legal authorities of Great Britain, (and iheir opinion, he slily in. titnated, are held by our com is as of greater force than the laws of the land.) he would piove by the highest Biitieh authorities, that if the magistrate committed him, he (the magistrate) would lay himself liable to a prosecution for burglaiy. His eloquence en tirely failed, however, for Ihe 'Squire with out any lemark whatever, informed Mike that he must give bonds in $300, or go lo jail. Ha was committed. So much lor re fusing lo employ a lawyer. Raising Pouirav. A person in Burling ton o., N. J., from the 1st of November last lo the 1st of April, colleoled 811,181 pounds, costing 28,J30, and ihe whole was sent lo the New Yoik market. Tbe whol, of this poultry was collected within an ex tent of twslte miles square. The value of the diy goods imported at New Yoik, since the 1st of last January, is nearly four millions of dollars less than it was during the corresponding pait of U&l year. It costs ihe people of the United States fifteen millions of dollars a year for newspa pers and other periodicals -the army andj navy cost twice us much. Which is tho belter investment 1 "Aint it wicked to rob dis chickea ioostt Dick !" ' Dai's a great moral question, Gurabo, we haiut time to argue it now ; hand dowr another pullet." Mr Brown, I owe you a grudge, remember that. "I shall not be frightened then, for t never knew you to pay anything that yoi owed." It is reported that an EnglUh frigate has lately visited one of Ihe Japanese Island, and every attention and kindness bad ba shown lo the captain and crew. No reflecting man can fail lo see that vis- - e n . J ...I .... its in a year ol a careiuiiy cnuuucieu -paper, must eiierl a ureal and blessed influ ence upon domestic life and happiness. Mr. Clat continue to linger along, we learn, without any improvement, gradually growing weaker. It is yel doublfnl whuber be will ever be able lo leave Washington. CoMn.iMENTAaT.-The Bostc Mail says I hat a number of nursng outasgs csa bs seen pasting along Wahingloa street, every pleasant day. If yon grant for forgat it ; if yw t. tcsire ens rerrrssaibei it. f- .