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mi JLilLV VXa. OUR COUNTR Y H E R C 0 M M E R C E A N D HER FREE INSTITUTIONS OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, OCTOIiEU n, Kin. NO. 17. VOL. IV. At lb lirruiiijc Tluio it Unll bo l.iybl. II V nilS. SIGOl ll.NKY. Walk with the Lord at muni When every m-eno is fair, White the i)H-niiii; luitls the houghs adorn, And Irugraiicu I'.lla tin u 1 1 ; Before the rosy ihuvn awake, And in thy lu'iiig'n pride, Thy first young lilu-h of beauty, make Omnipotence thy gudii. Wulk with the Lord ut norin, When fervid suns are liih, And Pleasure, with lirr treuchcroua Won, Allurrth nmnliood'H eve; Then with tho iliumoiitl shield uf prayer, Thy souI'm oppressors meet, And crush the thorns of sin and c.i.o That hind the pilgrims fee t. Walk with tho I.nrd at eve, When twilight dews di i end, And Nature seems a shroud to weave, As fir noun) hinilten iVieud ; While slow the lonely moments ghdi) On in oumful winjjs awiy, l'ress closer, eloser, to his nidi, For he shall he out slay. liven shoiddst thou linger still, 'J'lll midnight spreads iM pall, Anil Ag-f l.iiiienls, with hosom el.ill, Its buried earthly nil ; Thv withered eyes a si,'ied bright lleyoud the gravo shall iee, J'or h who maketh darkness liht, Thy Clod shall walk with thee. i.kt vol it si .ii-iaris iki:i;i.o i:v n t jm us. I', s. us., uoii. Let your summer friends ti by, With the sunny weather ! Hearts there are that will not fly, Though the storm should gather. Hummer love to fortune eloign, From the wreck it saileth, Like the bee tlinl rprends its wings, Wli-u the h iiiey f.tilcth. Kirh the sod where weeds appear, Let their false bloom peri.-h ! l'lo.vers there aie, more lure nod dear, That you sti'd may cheri h. 1'lowers of feeling pure am! warm, Hearts that cannot wither, These for thee shall bide the storm, As the kunny weather. takivu i Mi:t i:.sif ts ai.ui ijia. Ill 1 "till! K);N .MAN" OF r.'Uh Tlio collection of statistical information concerning l!ic rccourecs tin J industry ol the country. I) V tfic assistant marshal who were employed io lake the last cen sus, was a very dillicult work. The popu lar impression, that a tremendous lax would soon follow tho minute mvuslijia tions of tho private alTairi of the people, caused the census taker to be viewed in no better light than that of a lax gatherer; and tho consequence was, tliat iho infor niatioa sought by him was either wiih held entirely, or given with great reitic tance. Tho returns therefore made by the marshals exhibited a very imperfee view of tliti wealth and industrial progress of tho eountrv. In some portions of the country the excitement against the uiifor Innate oilicers who were known as tin chicken mm mile it almost danger Otis for them to proceed with the business of taking the census ; and bitter were the '.aunts, threats and ubusu which they re ceived on all hands, but most particular ly front the old women of tho country. The dear old souls could not bear to be catechised about the produce of their looms, poultry yards and dailies ; and when the.y did 'come down' upon the un fortunate t'l i 'lisitor, it was wiih a force and voluhili'.y that was Mire to leave an impression. Wo speak from experience, and feelingly on this subject ; for it so happened that tho marshal of ihe south ern district of Alabama, 'reposing a spe cial confidence' in our ability, invested us one day with the power of assistant mar shal, and arming us w ith a proper quan tity of blank, sent us forth to count the noses of all tho men, women, children and chickens, resident upon those nine: hun dred square miles of rough country which coiisliluto the county uf Tallapoosa. Glorious sport ! thought wc ; but itdid'nt turn out so. True, we escaped without any drubbings, although we came tinplea 6antly near catching a dozen, and only es caped by a very peculiar knack we have of 'sliding out, but then we were quizzed, laughed at, abused, and nearly drowned Children shouted 'yonder goes the; chick en man!' mm said, 'Ycs.tl n him, he'll be after the taxes soon' and the old women threatened, if ho came to enquire about their chicken?, 'to set the dog on him,' while the young women observed 'they did'nt know what a man wanted to bo so partie'lar about gals' ages for, with out he was a gwine a courlin.' Wc have some reminiscences of our official pere grinations that, will do to laugh nt now, although the occurrence! with which they aro connected were, at the time, anything but mirth-inspiring to us. We rode up one day to tho residence of a widow rather prist the prime of life, (just at that period at which nature upplic-9 most abundantly tho oil which lubricates the higher hinges of the lenialo tongue) and hitching to the feiico walked into the house. 'Good morning, madam,' said we in our usual bland, ami somewhat insinuat ing maimer. 'MorninY said the widow, gruflly. Drawing our blanks from their case, we proceeded "I am the man, madam, that takes the census, and The mischief you arc,' said the old termagant. 'los, J ve nemo oi you ; Parson W. told me you was coining, and I told him just what I tell you, that if you said 'cloth,' 'soap,' ir 'chickens,' to me. I'd set .the dogs on ye. Here, Hull! icre, Pomp '.' Two wollish curs respon ded to the call, and laid down on the steps. 'Now,' continued the old she sa vage, 'thorn s the severest tlogs in tne " . i .. .. ... i. . . county. Last ween, mil cuonecher s two year old steer junip'd my yard fence, and Hull and Pomp got him by the throat, and they killed them afore my boys could break them loose, to save the world.' 'Yes, nia'aui,' said we, meekly ; 'Hull and I'omp seem to be very line dogs.' You mav well say that what 1 tell them to do, they do and if I was to sick them on your old horse yonder they'd cat him up afore you could say Jack Uo- binson. And it s just what I shall do, it you tty to pry into my consarus. They ire none ol your business, nor an Iu- ren's nuthrr, I reenn. Oh, you old an Huron! I wish I had .ou here you ras cal ! I'd show you what I'd do I'd make Hull and I'omp show you how to be sen- en' out men to take down what little sin if people's got, jist to tax it, when it's taxed enough a'readv !" All this time, wo were perspiring throm'h fear of the fierce guardians of the widow's portal. At length, as the widow panned, wc remarked, that as she was de termined not to answer questions about the produce of the farm, wc would just set down tlio agp, sex, and compleclion of each member of the family. 'No sich a thing you'll do no sieh u thing,' said she ; 'I've got live in family, ami that's all you'll git from me. Old Van Huron must have a heap to do, tho dratted old villyan, to send you to lake down how old my children is. I've got live in family, and they are all between being formed cf masses of rock full of fis sures and covered with slimy green moss, when about two-thirds of the way across, we were haled by Sol Todd from the bank we were approaching. We stopped to hear him more distinctly. 'Mellow! little 'squire, you a chicken hunting to-day !' Being answered affirmatively, he con tinued 'You belter mind tho holes in them ere rocks, if your horse's foot gits ketehed in 'em you'll never git it out. You sec that big black rock, downo your right ? Well, there's good bottom dow n below that. Strike down thnr, outside that little rilllo and now cut right into the smooth water and come across !' We followed Sol's direction to the let ter ; ami plunging into the smooth mtlir, ; in course, t I we found it to be a basin surrounded with ' price wovl I i steen ledges of rock, and deep enough to I 'Well, the swim tho horse we rode. Koinid '.Then tell mt bow many dollars worth you have now, iiitd the thing's settled.' 'I'll let you see f ir jourseif,' said the widow Stokes, and taking an ear of corn I want yon to teil me, fj'yoit ' esc what will chickens be worth this fall.' 'How many have j on '' 1 lie rise i l seventy, o! seventy am three hens a setting V IMiss Stringer, on roots and yeaibs and j out of a crack between ihe logs of the ca 'Well now, Mi.-- Uc!sy' said wc sieh like: Will, l!iu Lord look dow ip bin, and shelling off a hai.dful, she com- you Know now nuicri l set iy the old i irom :aove: r-ue laaue a sort i.i tea, as man, your daddy and the old ladv, you I was a-sav im,', and she gin il to Sally's ; helped ine a power. Well, artcr she'd bin here awhile ; her baby hit look sick, and old Miss Stringer she tindertuk to d'i,.d.,;i ,.. ., ... t"..l ,.. 1 b.,.,,l l.l know h'AV .ifir an I vie always got along j and Jim and l)ave, you know wo wasj always like brothers and yourself, Miss Betsy, I cou.-'uli r my part'u".;hr fiiciid and as it is you, I'll tell you 1' 'Do squire, if you pleas; they say Van Huron's cing to feed his big army on fowls ; and some folks say he's going to take 'cm without payin any thing for em, and some say hcaint audi thotiL'ht io : pay loin 'em the , i' nenced MMiieriiijr the grain, ail the while . i . screamim: or raioer .v reermn'j; 'emeu iet i-; but don't say riolh- and ! in.T about it the army is to be frd on round, the poor old black toilet! without ' fowls ; the roo-Jerx will be given lo the finding any place at which ho could eil'ect j oilicers to make 'em brave, ami the hens a landing,' so precipitous were the sides. I to the common soh'iets, because, you see, Sol occasion! v asked us il the bottom they ami as mooiI. vvas'nt lirst rate, hut did nothing to help us. At length wc scrambled out wrt and worth chilled lo the bono for il was a sharp about three hits and roosieis a half a September morning and continued our journey not a little annoyed by the hois lerous roaring laughter of ihe said So lonian, at our picturesque appearance. We had'nt moro than got oul of hearing of Sol's cachinatory explosions, before wc met one of his neighbors, who gave us lo understand, that the ducking we had just received, was but the fullilhnenl of should reach town .) late for dinner a threat ol Sols to make the '( Ineken man' tako a swim in the Buck Hole, jlady notorious in He had heard of our slopping on the ! her garrulity am opposite side of the river, the night pre- j Her loquacity knew no hounds; it was vious, and learning our intention to ford j constant, tinieiniitii.g, interminable, and just where wc did, fixed himself on the sometimes laughably silly. She was in bank lo ensure our finding the way into , terested in quite a large chancery suit, tho Buck Hole. I which had been 'dragging its slow length This information brought our nap i along' for several years, and furnished baby, but it got wtiss the poor ereetur! and she gin it tea, and gin it tea, and. looked like, the more the rjiil it tea, the more ' 'My dear madam, 1 am in a hurry plea-e tell ine how many yards of cotton cloth yon wove in 1 S 10 '. I waul to gel through with you and go on !' Well ! well ! the l.onl-a mercy ! who'd a (bought you'd bin so snappish ! Well, as I was a sayin, Sallv's child, hit kept a gitten' ami old Miss Stringer, she kept a givin' it the vearb tea, ti ll at last the child hit looked like hit irou'.l die any how. And 'bout the time the child was at its wusl, old Daddy Svkt s he come along, and he said if we'd gil some night shed berries and slew 'cm with a little cream and sonic hog's lard now old dad dy Sykes is a mighty line oh! man, and he gin the boys a heap of mighty good counsel about that case boys, says he, I'll tell you what you ih ; you go ' In (iod's name, old lady,' said we, tell about your iloth, and let tho sick child and Miss Stringer, Daddy Sykes. the hoys, and tho law suit, go to the Dev il ; I'm in a hurry.' Gracious, bless your dear soul ! don't git agrawated; I was jist ,i tellin' you Our next eneounti r was with an old i bow- it come I did'nt weave no cloth last 'In cour.-c '.' 'So you see tho her.s will hi dollar, and ready sale at that.' She was perfectly delighted, and we do not hesitate to say, would have rewarded us with a kiss, if we had ashed it, but in those days modesly was ihe bright trail in our character. As it was she only in sisted on oar taking a I'd of noiiuthin vvil, in our saddle-bags in case we ehicii chieli chick ee chick ce rliicl ee ee V Here they came, roosters, nnil hens, pullets, end little clucks crowing, cackling, chirping Sying and fluttering over beds, chairs, and tables alighting on the old woman's head and shoulders, fluttering against her sides, perking at her hands, and creating a din and confusion, altogether indescribable. Tho o!d lady seemed delighted thus to exhibit I'.cr feath ered 'stock,' and would occasionally ex claim. A nice iwss.-.i. ! - 'Ain't ihcya nice passel V But she never would say what they were worth. ?io persuasion could luing her to the point ; and our papers nl Washington contain no estimate of the value of the widow Stokes' poultry, though, as she said herself, she had 'A viioiny mci: rAsi:L.' ut neighborhood, lor simple Handedness. year. Oh, well, you did'nt weave any cloth '11 go on lo tin live and a hundred years old ; thev arc all worthy, rod on shoulder, ready to leave :i nhomv shrlii whiter than vou. and who- on a lislnng excursion. right up, and wc reqtisted Bill Splawn lo 1 her with a conversation luml which she slay were he was till wc returned. We drew upon extensiv ely, under the idea galloped hack to Sol s, and found that ; that its merits could never lie suineieniiy discussed. Having hei u warneii ol her and heir. thcr they aro he or she, is none of jour consarr.s. We told her wo should report her to tho marshal and :ho would bo fined, but it only nuguicntod her wrath. 'Yes ! send your marshal, or your Mr. Van Huron here, if you're bad oil' to let 'em come let Mr. Van Burcn come' looking as savage as a Bengal tigress Oh, I wish he would come' and her nostrils dilated, and her eyes gleamed I'd cut his head oil'.' 'That might kill him,' wo ventured to rem irk, by wav of a joke. 'Kill him ! 'kill dim ! Oh ! if I had him hero by the yrurs I reckon I would kill him. A pretty fellow, to bo eating his vittils out'n gold spoons, that poor people's taxcil for. and raisin' an army lo get him made king of Ameriky the auda cious, nasty, slink'nn old scamp !" She paused a moment, and then resumed : And now, mister, jist put down what I tell you on that piece of paper, and don'l ho telling no lies to send on to Wastngton city. Jist put down, 'Judy 1 omkins, age- able woman and four children. We objected to making any such entry; but the old hag vowed that it should be done, to prevent any misrepresentation of her case. We, however, were pretty re solute, until she appealed to the couchant whelps, Bull and I'omp. And at the first glimpse of their leeth, our courage gave way, and wo made the entry in a bold baud across a blank schedule, 'Judy Touikins, useable woman, and four children.' ut Striding into tin our papers 'Takl All! wi! ie eenstl i ye; ma j, ey , take a seat. ! gentleman that i to l.iUe liu good l.o d ! V propensity, Sol, old fellow,' said wo, 'that was a i when we call. most unfortunate Inn'jc into that hide in j i d lo gel (hum the river. I've lost S'J3 in specie, out of j hie, and with mv coat pocket, and I'm certain it's in that lions ol the strong points i hole, for I felt my pocket git Huh! while I was scullling around in (here. The mo ney was tied up tight in a buck-skin pouch, and I must get you to help lo gel it.' This, of course, was a regular, old fashioned lie, as wo had not seen thai amount of cash mentioned as lost, in a Coons-age.' I look, however, pretty well, and Sol concluded, as it was a pretty cold spell ol weather for the sea son, and tho water was almost like ice, that half tho contents of the buck-skin pouch would be just about fair for recov ering it. After some chaffering, we agreed ihat Sol should dive for the mo rn Burin him .'' e cxplaiuei Ihe J resilient ; ilu l last year. Good ! we next article. 'Yes ! you see, the child hit begun to swell and turn jaHcr, and hit kept a ir'tl Hi i its eyes, and a nioaiiin, and 1 know cd ' ' 'Never mind about the child just tell me the value of the poultry you raised last year.' 'Oh, well yes tlio chickens, you omevv hat hurried ll)P.m i Why, the Lord love your poor urn her, we wore oispo- S(1(l I reckon you never in your born nsiness as soon as posi- J ,',lVS seen a poor erector have the lur heal ing her ( ainmer a- ! ! :ini looks like we never shall her law ea-e. i;,VP irood luck again ; for ever seiice nhl Simpson (uk that case up to tlio Chancery ( 'ourt ' 'Never mind the case ; lei s hear aootit (hi1 chickens, if you please.' 'God bless vou, honey, tlio oirls des troyed )( unil tilxiut tlie best hall what I did raise. I'.very blessed niht the I, ord sent they'd coiiio and set on the and fointly who oii set d j ,.,,m!, f the house, and hmi-lmo ; and ! one night in particklar, I member I had r.ril- ess your niu .Now Oo ; Are yo Mr. Van Burell has VfI.VM i I WOIHUT ; Will,! 0 1 !. ib i w n ; how tfns M r. quoth wc. ! ..in. .11 the sent 1! Itliult lliivvlt'n ;riiTC A vviiler in the Ilawkeyo in describing the "New Purchase" on the F.usl kide of Desnioint. f liver, r-ives the followin;; account of the grave o lJhiek Hawk : At the upper end of ihe prairie, a few hundred yards from where the timber sets in, is tlio grave ol tnc once renown ed ('hief of the Sacs and Foxes the mightv and unconquerable 'Black Hawk.' It might not bo out of placo hero to give a description of his grave. Il is con structed after the Indian mode of burial, by building a pen of round poles about ten feet long an 1 three wide; the pen was built as high as tho shoulders of a man would bo when sitting on the ground. In the west end of this pen, the mighty Bluk Hawk was placed in a silling pos ture, with his face towards the rising sun, his gun, his tomahawk and blanket were placed by tho side of him; and then the pen was covered over, leaving the head and neck of ihe Chief exposed to tho weather ; his face was painted red. ami striped oil' wiih black, just as a living young Indian dandy paints when lie goes a conning, thus convening; the idea lo tho living Indians, that their great Chief has gone a courting to another world, where, should he receive the favor of iho 'Great Spirit, ' he Would be united to some . i i ..i. t l . - r squaw, wiiii hail passeu ine oouiuis oi mortality, and tin-re they would forever be, in the gieen hunting ground, where deer and elk abound, ami no while man would bo there lo iimlcst them. I that we had never seen jKt , 1 1 ihe night-shed salve to 'ni:d the g. I wiih ' nt ow linn liom a nit- ol sole learner; ami we nan uicu written to, lo lake the census. Will, now, thar agin ! I.ove your soul ! Well, I '.-pose Mr. Van Burcn Well, well, what was the value of what i,, i villi rod ral-i 'The Lord above, look down They and we went down irri! you a letiei , did h-? No! Well, ney, 'on shares, with him lo the river, lo point out the j 1 suppose some precise spot al which our pockets 'grew j bless my soul! Ih'ht.' We did so with axious exaelness, I there's mighty I Wc now hogged the old lady to dismiss her canine friends, that we might go out and depart; and forthwith mounting our old black, wc determined to give the old soul a parting fire. Turning half round, in order to face her, we shouted 'Old 'ouian !' Who told you to call mo 'old 'oman,' you long legged, hatchet faced whelp, you ? I'll make tho dogs take you oil' that horse, if you give mo any more sarse. What do you want V Don't you want to get married !" 'Not to you, if I do.' Placing our right thumb on the nasal extremity of our countenance, we said, You needn't bo uneasy, old 'tin, on that score; thought you might suit oross-le ged Dick S up our way, and should like to tell him what ho might count on, if ho comes down next Sunday ! 'Here Hull !' shouted the widow, 'siek him, Pomp!' but wc cantered oil", tin wounded, fortunately, by the fangs of Bull and I'omp, who kept up the chase as long ns they could hear the cheeiiiig voice of their nnsiross 'S-i-c-k bun, Pomp sick, sick, him, Uu'l suboy, su boy, suhny.' Our next adventure was decidedly a dangerous one. Fording the Tallapoosa river, whero its bed is extremely uneven, and Sol soon denuded himself, and wi-iu under the water in tho Buck Hole, like a shulller duck with his wing broke.' Pull'! puin as he arose to the surface. Got il Sol?' 'No dang it. Here got s again' and he disappeared again' and he disappeared a second time. P. ill ! pull ! ami a considerable rattle of leeth. as ho once more rose into tho upper air. 'W hat luck, old horse I 'liv lings, I h it i us it ihat time, but some how it slid out of my lingers.' Down went Sol again, ami up ho came after the lapse of a minute, still without tho pouch. 'Are ymi rijht mire, squire, that you lost it in this hole,' said he, geting out upon a large rock, while tho chattering of his teeth divided if his oilicers done it Wi II, God he proved, 'tie hrrr to lake down gut so bad the owls tlid that they tv the old hens, as well's the voutig ehii I ens. The night I was tilling 'bout. I beam soiiii ll.i: I Sli' AI I. I, dim s is hud. ti.nls will he none; mi looks i!,c people eiin't git (heir jel right in ibis country ; and the iaw i all lor the nib ami muie lor the poor, pr.u-o lie- I,oia. Did voil ever hear tell of that ea-o in V bo s lias .jot agin old Simpson ? says I, I'll bet that's old Speeh, that lias IV omlaeious owl's gnl, for I seen her go I inn Ml 1,'ioks like they never will gil lo iho ''-ii'l ; thut stink unit; glory to 1 1 is name : I lie children . jd, will m;H"'T, I'm mighty nf or I ; lan d give i grace. iJ.tl vou ever see jmige i, ' yes.' Well, the Lord preset ve us ! Did on ever hear him say v. hat he w:is a gume to do m tin- bo-' ease agoi ; lo roo-t w iih her ebii kens up in th lice, ronsi'N-r the smoke hnti-e. wint w bar old Miss Sirui'.er was sleep- in, and, sas 1, .ievs lnrger: mi . v S!rln:rii' Sore's Mnir'c born. d Spiel; f 111111 Mi-s Stringer uf sine, like, yon say, Mis. in owl S got iiluiil tree i Ii, nl -he turned over 'poo and, says she, What (il Stokes f and, says I, ' We began lo get verv tin lied the saim !;t to but. Simpson .' No Good Lord ! Wei!, 'squire, trill vou ax him the next tun" you see him, and wiite me word ; and h- I bun what I say ; I'm nothing but a poor wid- his words into rather more than their lo- ow, am! my boys has got no laru'm, and gitimato number of syllables. 'Oh, per- old Simpson ink'e.ii i:i. They on li-etlv ceriain. Yno know. :s. "i in hard have bad a rood start, all on 'em: dollars, weigh a pound or two. I didn't ' God bless you, that old man has i,-ed 'em mention ihe circumstance when 1 lir-t j up, 'till they aiut able to buy a r r rfnr to chug out of tho river, because I was so i plough with. I's a mighty h ,r I ea-e, seared and confused, that I didn't reuieiu- and ihe will ought n't never to been broke, her it. Bat I know just as well when' but tho pouch broke through my coat pocket, as can bo ! Thus re-assured, ho took to tho water m. I Slglll- to the oi l ladv, and I egged -hi; would answer vis directly, and with out circumlocution. 'The I. .nl Almighty, heart, honey, I'm leliio kin. The nwi thev worse ; ;il lit Ihey hail ill I all hi r gang, they wi nl to love your near von fast a- I got vvor-e and swept old Speck work on again, and ;.s we were in a hurry, we re quested him to bring the pouch ami hall the money to Dedevillc, if his diving should prove successful. 'To bo sure I will,' said lie and his blue lips quivered with cold, an 1 his whole frame shook fiom tho same cause. The rtvrr nrr made him shake worse than that, that Fall ! But we left him diving for the pouch industriously, and no doubt he would have got it, if it hail been there. Once, as wc were about lo leave a house at which we had put up, the night previ ous, one of the girls a buxom one of twenty followed us to the fence, and tho following tele u tele ensued ; t 'Now. souirc. thev sav von know, and lotlieis ; and lirvant ;i!iais one ol tnv 'ios,', he 'lowed he'd limi the pester -onie eieeturs and so one night aili r thai, we beam one holler, ami Biyailt, he luk tie- old musket an 1 went nut, and -lire enough, (here was oirln, as he though!, a setun on the com') ol the hou-i: ; so he blazed aw ay and down come Here wo intcrposnil, ami tm I the net l I . .1 .. . : ; 1 1. ., . .. .. i l an v, mat our nine a- .i n imp, u:.n i wished to lake down the number of lu-r fiinily, and ihe produee raised hv her hisi lVMl airth, (!:1 come down, do year, ami be oil". After a good deal "I Vou reckon, when liryant shot ?' (rouble, we got through wiih the ile-crip- !' . , 'No sich a thing ! f.o fieh ! the owl wan'l t!:iir, 'Twin mv old house cat lions nf the iiiemb'-rs of her f mnly - ami the 'statistical table' as far as (bo article i elolli. i.i;.. .1 ,. , f , t ) i eo:ne .1 11.111 on 1.1m 11, iiiuin, sj'int' iui, 1 i o man t .iiiii ' 1 1 t " mmi 1 'i in' yon weave ill 11 in, m i am . 'Well, now! The Lord hive mercy!, Lrss see! You know Sally Iliggins, that used in live down in the Smith settle-, inent ? poor thing, her daddy ilruv Iu p off on the 'count of her bavin' a hub- 'mi, poor ereetur ! poor gal, she couldn't help it, I dare siy. Well, Sally, she come to stay 'long wi' ni' w hen the old man dr.iv her away; and :-he was a powerful good hind to weave, and I ;'' think she'd and srratchin,' and tho fur a fly in' every time she pinip'd like you'd a busted a feather bed open ! Bryant ho said tho way ho come to shoot tho cat instead of the owl, ho seed someihiiig white ' 'For Heaven's sake, Mis. Stokes, give ino tho value of your poultry, or say yj't icill not ! Do 0110 thing or tho oilier. 'Oh well, dear, love your heart, I reck on I had lat year tii'i about iha same as I've g'U this.' 1U oi ili.oiry t inn instance. Lately Iw o Villlg lads, w ho are sorvaiiU to Mr. Wm. Walker, Muncraig, Borgue, ma r Kirkcudbright, were singling turnips in a field near the sea shore, and, what thev had liiiished their day's work, went to the brow of ihe haugh, or hough. On looking over, they perceived, at a consi' ileiable disiance, a null's uosl, with young inn s in it. Tho hit's want away home, but, 011 their way, one of them, named Piter I liu hell, who is about seventeen veal s of age, said to tho other that ho slim, hi like to have a young gull for a pet. They alii rvv arils retired to rest, but, some lime ''..nog ihe night, ihe lad lliilchcll got up in his sleep, walked away, without putting mi his clothes, to the hetigh, de scended a fcaii'ul and nearly perpendicu lar piecipice, clambered along a da .lgcr ous ret f of rocks, reached the gull's ..est, seia-d one of tho young ones, retraced his perilous slops, reached the brow, re turned to the barn, lodgeJ the nestling in a barrel which holds corn for the horses, ami went away to bed unperceived by bis feibiw-servant. On gelling up he complained (hat his knees and limbs were sou- ; his fmgers were slightly scratched an,! had bit il, ami he could not imagine whv his feet were splashed with mud. He tohl his neighbour that he had drea.nt lie ha I c eight the young gull, and pla ced il in ihe barrel in the. barn, and, his imagination Icing strongly impressed W iih th- belii f, they w en l otT and found the ne-tling in tho very place safe and tut mri. 'I'he coirsespondent who has fa vored us w iih the above anecdote reside in the neighborhood where the extraordin ary sumnauibulie feat was performed, and he s.ivs we may rely on its truth. A year or tw o since, our correspondent says, the same lad arose in his sleep, and, walking forth, fell from a granary, whereby he was much huit.) Ed. .llbion. A little girl whilo playing on the hed of a house in Lev ere it street Boston, near tho jail, was addressed by an inmaio of the jail as follow s ; 'Liu!-! girl, docs ycur moihcr know j ou are out !' - 'Hey! Iicy ! sir, does your mother know you ore in ." a$ tlio ready reply of the little miss, . . . ,