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Ul LnJ B. R, IWEN, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR. "HE WHO LOVES ITOT-HB COtHuEY CilT LOTS i?GTHuIG.w TERMS $Ud A YEAR, IN ADVANCE NEW SERIES, VOL. VII, NO. 31. ST. CLAfRSVILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY. MAY 10, 1855. tWjIOLE NO. 950 TIlE BELMONT' CHRONICLE PUBLISHED EVt'.RY THuRFDAV MORNINO, twice, on North aide of Mr in Street in the New Masonic llnll, n few door 'Enat of tha Court llnune, nnd a lew doors West of the Norton , House. ; tkrm or iutaoairTtim. f pahl wltlilnthrmtwotiiii, fV'0 It paiilallnr thatlilne, si.au I'.Mur. dmcnmlmiril oitW It the option of the Minor, inire arruarmrn are uu.. TERMS OrAOVKRTialNO. ! Earn nqnare, (II line, or let,) tin m waek, Kvory aililitional insertion, Yeariyaitvertisawtciilaohe column, fl.ll column, Quarter calnmn, l'roi'cmionat canli t Per trniiln, !H.lKI li.Otl Pr All loners ailtlrtwMd to tha editor mint He petit to Vanra attention EJI, JTpNo nM!r ttitcontlnnod until all arrtarajjea art paid Halt's at Ilia option of tha eililor.,Jil . ; , POETRY. THE GHOST-PLAYER. BY JOHN G. SAXE. Ton Goodwin was un sctur man. Did Drury's iriilu nnd boast In all the sprittly parts, Lopeciuliy tho Gbual. Mow Tom was very fund ofdriiik, Of almost crery eurt, Comparative and poti;ive, From l'orter up to port. Eat grog, liks grief, is fatal alulT ("or any man to sup; t or when i. fails to pull him djwn, Its ture to blow Mm up. ' S it fared with ylmsth Tcni, Who day by duy was peen A swi llinp. till (m Inwyt-rs s;iy) tie tnirly lost hia lean. At lcnuth the manoacr obscivud Hi-'d belter Iravt! hi poet. . Anilsnil. huplayid tho very tli uca WbciieVrliu pl iyxd tliu (Jliuat. 'Twns only t'other r.Ijht he saw A hilmv wing hi hat, And luaul liiiu cry, ,-Hy ali tlie goJv! Thu Uliost is gelling lin!" 'TwoiiKl never d.i, the case w as p'ttini His tyes ho fou nii'i hui; Gliunu bhoulihi'l n hki il.e p op't: lauli, And Tom na qui'. a ucir. Tom's nclnr ftienil? snid ne'er a word To cheer lii lrooiii g In an; - Though mere than nun wai burning up Willi &eul tu "lake hi part." Tom nrgncil very p!nun! v; lie ruiil h' (l.ilii.t i!.u'!u That tliiiult'i'a lather diank mid rrtv In ynurf,u liitlii btout. And ro'twna nntiiral, be saiJ, And i;i i'e n piipcr ph n. To have bid .piiit rcpruwnl A cortly to.t ol man. 'Twos nil in rain: the manager Suid he was not in uport. An l, like u getiernl, bade p.oi Tout turri ndvr up l.i mr.Tt. He'd do perliapj in hcay part; Miht answer fnrn monk, Or porter to iho elephant, To carry round ma trunk. Cut in the Gl osi hii day was past? He'd lit ver do hir tliui; A liho-t inijlit jnit as well ha dwi.l At) p'etl.oiie uml fall Altis! next dfy poor Tom was founi Aabtiirus any pot--I'or liu hud lost bi character, Ami given up thy G!ium! i .-e t h MISCELLANEOUS. THE BLACKSMITH'S TRIAL. BY AUSTIN C. BURDICK. In tho fall of .84!) 1 was travelling in t u 'Weston husi loss. I loft the Mississippi stcainbuut at Columbia, Kentucky, having mude up my mind to truvel by land us far us ; , i, . i . e 1 should strike 'Ii nort ward U . ,. .. Bluhlenburgh county, wher .I.a f 2 n ) i ti .. . I . . n i . 1 1 1 1 V.. Ik. ...,a '.,' I tin mil il fl.l IiioUk t'nr Hih Oh'il. Late one evening I urnved ul the town oi . M , intending to take tliu stage from, thereon tho next morning. Tne bar room of the tavern wits crowded with people, nnd I noticed I lint In. go number ot tho citizens weie collected about the street corner., up- ; pesring to bei liscussmg some inniur ot more than usual in erest. Of course I became curious to know tha cause pi ul' this, und lhe first favorable up pisrtunity I asked the question of the land lord, lie gated at me a moment in sileu.-it, and then with an ominous shaka of tho heau he gave mo lo understand that a most dread ful thing had happened, but before he had explained to me what it wag, he' Wua called away to atiend to other business. I I soon lound, however, that the "dreiidful thing" waa tlie object of conversation all a run nd me; and by ..Imply listening, I gain rd an ifisight into the mystery. Il seemed thut .here wus lo be a trial ler murder then on the next duy, and the crimlnufwas a young blacksmith, who had been burn and brought . op in the town,, and who, until the present time, had borne a character above reproach. " endeavored to tlnd uut the particulars, but I could ascertain tittle upon which to depend, fur dill'erent people guve different accounts, and all w ho knew anything of the ma ter weretuo much excited to speuk ruin.. 1y. The murdor hud transpired only about a week before, and consequently the event wua fresh in the minds of the people. j - The only facts that turne lo me. upon which I could rely, went .that a middle aged man, named Matthew Hampton, had betn murdered and robbed, and that Abdul Adams the young blucksmitl, had been arrea't-d for the crime, and would be tried en the morrow. Sume aaid that the murdered man a money, to th amount ot over two thousand dollars, l i, i : '"'n found np ti Hinyuufitlr ftian'n pTnon.f but othera denied this statement. V-H a II , ,Vmpa'hised with th prisoner. H waa be- loved by all hit townsmen, nnd but fe of then ruuld believe anything of the report Unit ciert inlo c fcuhiiiun. A was in no particular haMe, ) resolved to remain at M until the trial had come off; fo I wtnt and erased my name fr in the stage bunk where it had been pin- red' ami then informed tnv boat of my deter- ,. ' Inilinliiin. Jn I'leHiH'owing morning at an early hour th peup:o began to llock to the court house, ami l tuw thai 11 I would secure a place 1 mtftjoin ihu crowd. I did so, and at length lound myself within (lit) building, and a ( gooi luck would have it, C made a stand , ne.ir thu prisoner's box. Ten o'clock nasi the hour fixed for opening thu court, and be- I fore that tune every conceivable standing i place outside the dock was tilled Staging were ereu.ed outside under the windows, and'ei! these two were crowded. At 'the iippoiiilcif time the court came in, and ihe priiionc-l vim conducted to the box.; Suid prisoner ivm not more than five and twenty years ol age. He pouesu ll one nfj the must pleasing countenances lever au'.v.lbook. It wait one ul thoBe bold, frank laces, lull o1' coi.rujje and good nature just such an one as is uui.eMtut ii'Hy taken as the index to a pure and geiicioua sou'. IK was a etotit and ih'clic man, and curriidthe pultn ut every wreflling nit.tch in the country. I thought within niydell, this man is no niurtie.'cr. And yet w e know not to what extreinit es u man may aomeiimes be driven. Young Adams wus qut.- pale, and hi i nether lip quivered us he lound the gi.zo ol the mul titude fixed upon him, but his ey. was bright and quick, but lot d. fiuiit, ycl bold and hope lul iu its deep b ue light. Tho trial commenced. The indictmdht was clear and distinct, setting forth the luct bat tliu prisoi.er, Abdel Ada:ns, "did with 1 iim, ice aforethought," kill, &.0 on such a day, I one DluUtli'M llaiuijVjn in I lie In el place liy striitin ' hi in on '.lie head with some Verv blunt weapon 'lul in th.; second ph.ee by blubbing him iu the biea?t T i ull, the prisoner plead 'not guliy.' Kioni the first testimony Mourned tho lolluwiiig lucts: N ur biinJo t n, one aHenuioti,u limit a w eek previous, .M tl: lie-.v Hampton stopped ut th shop ul ihe priMitter to get his horse shod. Ti.ii Hampton w ,s n ucalthy farmer, find nisj vt;tale I .v t il the s itilliWird near the Tenne-'pr. line, uid only tl teen miles distan. Iroin M . He wa i I n iwn to have had some two lliuui-und dollurs with him at the time money vhich ho had received ut Columbia lor corn.' L was nwarly d'jk vvlien lit) turt ed IVoiii the prisoner's shop' He teok out his pocket uook tu nay for the job of shoeing his liore. Tnis lie did uiiiiin the shop, end o perotii were now ureseut who tustined o the las', und also ihat when the pocket book wnsopeiiea a large bunch ol bank notes were cxposid. About un hour alter Hump ton left, '.he prisoner came out ot his shop and went to the cinble, und having saddled his fleetest horse, he mounted and started olf alfull gal;op,iti the direction vliich I lamp ion 'iud taken. Nexi ciime two witnesses,' Mr. Simple and Mr. Jo-dim," both o:' them respcclublt citizens if M , who testified us fol lows. Thry had been to tiie eilgn of Teiinessee 0:1 liiisni.'ss, and were returning home. At ub.iut ni iu o'clock en the evening in ques tion l hey come to it point in tho load where high blu'l' overlook .d the way, and while .....il.... il-. iti.i. lorn t.,nl..il I or seelinrl something in the moonlight that lo.iked like I ii, im ''-(lev il' iinc.il ill joionnli'il. nil, I lolltlU that what thi y had see i was the body of Mat- thew llainpton.ull gore-Lovrred and bleeding. lind not teen tin-re' mere ihun u ininuie when lliey were jiiiiied by a third man, who ! said tha'. lie h id seen the murder cotntnitteil, I anl that the murderer - had fid tow -irds' . Simp c and Jordan both rrcognisud this ew conn r as Henry liig.'er, and ihougli his ch ir.icter was by no means uf tha most ex cmpliiry kin I, that was uo time tor din-J russiun. Tiie bmlv til II uuptou was still , vvarin, so that the murderer could not havei , .,,. ,, i hcen gjiie Ion Bigler hie no liorse, so Mr j Simple ugreed lo remain bv lhe Uodv while ! ,II"I"L Jordan und Iligier went in pursuit ol the mur-i ilorer. Tbev out their hors, tu thu top of! their speed, anJ in halfuii iioiir, they over- took the piisoiu r, Wlioni Biglcr at once poin-j tea out us tint man. Jordan hailed the young blacksmith, and found liim nervous mid exci- ted. lie then ask.'d him il lie had seen Mul - thew Hampton, und A Jains replied in the ul lirinutive, but ha spok in a very striugaj manner. After soma expostulation, tliu pri-imtic-r uoconipaiiik-d lordau lo M .und ihero he was placed iu tne haudi of the She riff, and on examining l.is person, Mr. Hamp ton's pocket book, containing two thousand dollars, w as lound upon him, and his bunds were ull covered w ith blood. At this juncture iho excitement in the lit - tie courtroom was intense. The crowded muss awuyed to und Iru like windswept grulu wlll u iiiui ui.jno .no ouiii.i,i.jr ul uiv J'u.., murmurs loud und deep; and it was a few order was ro miiiuies before tnything like stored. At icngin uei.ry utgier wus cuueu upon the stand. He was known by moat of people of M , and though nothing pus-1 a . . . tL 11 1 itive was known against him of a criminal natuie, yet ha was known to ho a reckless, war.uenng lelluw, sometimes trading in sluveSjSometimcs dealing in horses.and some-1 times driving a flat boat down the Mississip-1 pi river. Ha stepped upon tbe witnesses s'aiKl with a complaisant bow, and he gve in his testimony clearly an l distinctly. He said he wis coming down tha road lo - wardM- on foot, and when near the bluff he heard the sound of struggle, c compan'od by loud groan atd entreaties. lie sprang forward and arrived in season to see the prisoner leap into hia aaddle and ride off. The moon was shining st the time, so he couid not nave been mistaken. A soon j i J j ' ! I j ' : j ! j 1 tracti d his attention. He atopped i.hd pick, it up, and found it to be a pocket book. Mr Hampton hud paid him for shoeing the horse, he went tu the sink alter a drink ot wuier, and 'that he must huve Jnyp. rj the The youhg biackmiiih' first id.'. , he he spoke of the testimony against the prisi n and of lhe C'trrobarulivs circntn jt-ces. un Instant llio hand of the sheriff Is on him. j jAU ii e.'.'citc inent lhe most intense. Direcl They ly the mass at the door begins to give way, and lour in n tiro aeert bearing upon their s'iniild 'rs ac.h ir it smiled chair-.und in li e chair s'ts M ilth.'W Haiupton-;-'iiot dead but alivd 1 T.-ue, he is pale and ghaBily, but his eyes, are open mid his lips inovt. . At lenlh tho chair is set do w n ln-ti.ie the bun Ii, i-tid the old physician ul II sks permissiuu to speuk. As so' n hs this fact bototnes kr. jwn, , iorge i(J w, tryin. t think where he co'd lhe.'hHVe Wlicn.me one came up from . ru.dKi(lfli He htll tinie t0 that l 1 j ne found Mr Hampton wan, tt he supposed, dead, lit- darted Ik go after help. The tnu r urd man's horse flew towards home, so he could gain n assistance In that war. He had not gone far, however, when ho heard the sound of hone' fact, nnd nn turniiif to the slope ho found Simula and Jordan there. Kijltr was cross Questioned very arverelv. but his testimony wa nut to be finned. He Was explicit in all hi aUtemenn, and at lh aume lime I e pru'ossed tu d el a deep reget that he was called upon to testify against a man forw hem he fe It as much rexnect as he) did for the prisoner. At leng'h joung Adams tore to tell 11 1 Mori. Hi epika clearly and with the tone o' a man who told the truth. He said about sn hour niter1 Matthew Hampton had lelt his chop on the evening Ih rjuea'lon, he went tu the sink and wushed his hatiiie, and while there he t'od on autnething that at- and on taking it to the light it proved lo be Sir. Hampton'. He remembered that alter said, was to keep the ook until Mr. H .inp ton came back, but up u second thunglil he resolved to saddle his horse and overtake him j rewtt.ru the money. Accordingly he set : oil', and when he reached the bluff his hone ' stopped und began to rear and snort. Ho! discovered something laying by the roadside upon dismounting and going to it he found it to be the body or Mr. Hamp'on,aliII warm and bleeding. He first satisfied him self that he could do nothing alone, and then he started buck toward M - for assist once. When he was overtaked by Jordan nnd Bigieri the idea of having Hampton's mo ney with liim broke upon him with a stun- ning force, and hence hi strange tni inco hoi ent manner When the nrisoncr sat down tliere was a I lo.v tnurmur which told that his story was i,..ii..ed Hot the toil n. Bhoi.li liei.il. uml the lawyer did the same, and the iurv look 1 ed iinxio .a and ir nibled. The prisoner's cnonael did a'l ho could to cslablikh his cli- em's t'ood char teler, and also to impooch the j ch..r.ii ter of Iligicr, but he f4ild not rufuieib"ut the tciiiin ny given in. ! When the'iuJge came to charge the jury, ! IT.: - . . With regard to the prisoner's Morv, he sa'd it was very n uch like truth but he would have the jury remember ho'V easily such sto - rie c uld be made. ' It wa not long after when the jury reti - red to make up their verdict. Tiny were gone ha fan hour, snd when they rciunied the furuman showed by th'j very huo of his countenance that the verd 2t was lata ! All saw- it, and I could hear thv throbbingof the Ircd heurts about me. '' ' ' hundred 'Gentlemen of the jury ycu have made n verdict!'' " "We have-" "Shall your foreman gpeak for1 ynu'" Ye." "Abdel Ai!atn, stnnd utiard look tho lore iiiaii In the face." V..ta- i -i Altd.il Atlnrtna nriiniip at iho hr ..: n -u.ii, ... ...... Hark. The first syllabeofthe word gniliv'i upon the foreman's lipu. but ha I spuksitnot. Those who yet crowd about ; windows shout with all their -night, in ; n ........ .i hij wan int.. iba court foom. lie liurriea up and whispers to' 1 1,., ..I.j.ifl nml limn hn ir.i.M in th bi!nc h und whispers to the judge. Henry IB g ler -turta nn II ml Inovet tOWiiritS -. IB Ojor, U'lL III ull h quiet once more, , , ,i . Tne plies ciun siys that wounds which Mr. Hainp neither of thu uiiintitii had received re mortal, though he had ut lirt thought iliev were. The blow upon the head, und the slab iu the breast combined to produce a stutp of cm lepsy, which resembled death so nearly that many an exprienced person may have beet! deceived. When hn guve out that Mr. llainntiitl was dead he thought that.it was so. lint when no munu mai r. muip- ton was living, he kept the secret to himself 'fur feur that a cerluin man whose pres. eneo wua very much needed 'might be mis-- sing. At this juncture, Mi. Henry Bigler niadd a suvaee ttttemut to break away from the . .. , . , . ... . .. KherilT. but it did not avail him. The jury wero directed io return to their box and Mat- ; tieiv Hampton wus requested to speak. Ha t was to0 weak to rise, but he spoke pluiuly, ! nj jn a . ii i . l manner, that siio.vtu his mum to ue Q'Q.ir. He stated that when lie reac.hd the bluff on the night of the disaster, he discovered that b ajwai frunn. Hat -ilnnDL'd Hit IM i v , it was Henry IJigler, when he received a blow upon the head from a club that knocked him Irom hi horse. Then he felt a aharp. stin"inT burning pain in hi bosom, and with " . r.i.. .....i i... .... a momentary ttartiug ot mo moaoia n upcii- ed his eyes. He saw that isifcier wa aioopi - i hi and ransacklntr hispockela. ul COuld remember of hearing tha distant j f, horse that I. thought that hia ;?,,. , .ha roadside aid after UWUT ru ""- that he eould remember nothing till he awek in hi own house, and found tbe doctor by hit bedside. ' For a little while longer the multitude had to reatrkin themselves. I remember that th judge tai I something to Ihe jury and .hat th'j , I I i ( ) , "! ' : ' had d leitmiied to make the young black and mukIi uccept a innudund dollar whether he was willing or not. Two woks allerwards, tvliilB sitting in the uflku ol inv hotel at Cincinnati, I recai and ved newspapers from M Henry Dilgcr jury whispered together for a moment. 'h prisoner stood up once more, and tht fore man of the jury said Not Guilty. Then burnt forth a hearty shout of the peo pie. Abdel A Isms sank buck upon his scat and in a moment more he was iaed by a scu e ol stdnl ma i, and with wi'd and rend Ing about they bore hi in into the free pure sir, where the bright at ir looked down and smiled rpon thet. A little way hud they gone when they met a young; womat whose hidr was Dewing in the nit lit breeze, and w ho wrunu- her Imnda In imiiv. Ti.-ij .t..n ptd and ft their burden down. Abdel Ad urns saw the woman, and he apraog forward and catiulit her lo his bo.oin. "Mry Mary l'tn innocent I'm innocent irom-' . 1 Thu wife did not speak. She only clung wildly tu her noble husband and wept upon his boiotn. A wagon body was torn (mm its vxlclrces the blticksinitli and hia wile were j laced tJienon, snd then they trceif'. borne sway to ward their lioine, and lung after they had pai-std Irom my aight I could hear the gludj aiiouiM ui toe iinpuiaive people, waving me. mglit air, and rcvei berating uiuuiig the tis tu t hills. On the next morning, before the stage sUrlcd, I learned that Msutliew Hampton hud been hanged, i nd on th? gal lows ac knowledged his guilt. Sfatthciv II nnpton was slowly recovering, und thd b.ach-mith had. after much expostulation acci.tued li s ' thousand dollars from Hampton's uoun'y. From the New York Tribune. SALTPETRE EXPLODED. was his hobby. He rode it til! ha spent' 82.000, and then found that he bad neither eggs or chickens for family use. His neighboi's hem that etole their ne'a,' un-l J hut did not loow leisonauie. u im viriuu was tjtero in salt l make plant grow! Sjme the body elee suid, use saltpetre. Hut that was evident non.-enae. iSaltpetro was only to Bariium the Barnuin, is a Connecticut Hanitim ine Uarnuin, is a 'farmer. He has a pueion thut way. his present hobby. ajiftelimea il is a Annihilator,' and inntiniPM ih.. 1'rvMtni iu i uiciiuiea wie rjatui i ai- see annul. lutes nun. Last year he hud the hen fever. Thut der tne nam or uy tuo siue ui me teiicc, hatched more chickens than hit did, und when . . ... .u. I ui. i mey were grown, iney were ueaiuiy anu goud to eat, w hile his we.e drooping and iStcKiy in ii.eircosny nouse. Fa-.n.ng however, was al-aya a hobby with him. H has been lor years buying up the old fields around Bridgeport and digging out the stones, ovcriug mo grouna.wiini muck dug out of ail the neighboring swamps.J I her. he Oougiil Ull tha stable manure that lie could g?l hold of in the village and carted) i'- out, b-jt itUd not. fayi.it.. hjj, half .txtt.v nnd un8 fourth water, und it wus expensive.'. .il . i ui i b ...... ,,!,,. LL,, iliai IIOOUT IJIOIkU uo.i u. .1. lias UlUPOll ll . i.. i r i . . .k . ... !n thousand tunes before, but the more it br ke, tha more uld-logyisui stuck tu it. t ' ' . ., . , . it... n i.tiei.iit riwt.un ill tne Isnd to nlow shallow nnd top-drcNS with stable manure, js.'u-wecJ nnd fish. Digging, muck was on innovatum. t was a good Hung, but It did n it d.t lonii transiiuriation. tfoinuiliiug bet- , ., ,. ,. .... ... ,. ter was waiueu. comeoooy ...u, u. preserve mt!iit--it whs not manure. Ano'.li Uluutier suits were tuld hint thut Epsom er Wlaa man lulU mill good, but a wiser olio sun... nciu . . n ,i a .1 ... I t .1, . ...t,l IIU WJal t.fll tllH I til ! V 1111 111 U li'f 111 LIID WUI U. So he went ull' lecturing upon humbug as iinilns ilio lull iinnrss on that he: u D..i..w. , , had but n about as badly liuilibuggedi hi the iigrictlllitrul hue, liens and huiidri'd dollar dm ks included, as he ever humbugged any body with wuoly horses and j"0 mer maids. Still In) was not satisfied. Ha thought Uonuectio.it s.m nan aomeiiuiig in n, uiu i it could be stiiuula ed to g ve it up, u would produce eome'thing besides daisies ant! mul lens. As he did not need to study his lecture that c.imu natural h! bought Johnson's Chemistry, N arum's Chemistry und L-ihig's Chemistry, and devoted his leisure hums of truveiliug tu seiirch out what was lhe beet and most conceniraud inunura to apply tu his r.ld lie ds. He hud alrcndy done one very essential thing; he had plowed tiie soil deep er thai il wus ever plowed belore; and notV he Wanted to manure better und che .per, und make it moie p oduclive. So he studied agricultural chemis'.ry. Therein he learned three facts: Thut an application of 100 lbs. of nt'fraie of Ji .-I. ..... ..f l.i.i.l hml rlnolili.il tllff rnm poiu.v. mu r of grass. Again, he read that the name quantity oi sulphate of toda had produced the same or a belter effect. It was also stated that $ul)Mte of magnesia was still better, and that remarkable effucts hud been produced by a free use of muriate of toJa. Nitra't ofioda had alsodone wonders. The tsu'hors suggested that '.he farmer migkt procure a portion of each of tlieso sill- j phate und nitrate and mix them togem, ' .n,l nril,iK. 11 phmmrr and more concentra. I"- - r-- ------ td manure than super-phosphate ol lime or guano. Fail of this idea, farmer Barn'im retornes to New ifurk any! went fort'-with to s dealer in drugs, iiisdicino and chemicals, and inqui red the prion m tha loiiowing arncies: Niuato of polat.lt 6 cents a pounj. Nitrate of soda 4 Cents. Sulphsto of sods 9 cents. , Sulphate of magneiia 2 cents. Muriate of sn lalj ens "Uless yun sou,, nan, .ay you aupposb I want to ph ya.o .my. '"' . tin-; I want lo feed It. and uiuke .1 feed ,e. So ho took lo the stud, fg''r-JiH lie lot k several learned .gr.cuit..ral paper..' and rend them, andwell, hu concluded that, Iiisi , I , i Very well, put me no a hogshead of each.' In due time the farmer was ready t begin to use his new manures, or ra'her he wss first ciriiMie even showmen have rutiosity to see what these nil'.ites and tu'phateg all looked like. So he ordered the tasks that had arrived to be opened for inspection. That Waa soon done, snd the man, with con aternaiio i written upon his face, come back with hendsfull of the contents and reported: Mr. Barnom, you re sold, humbugged look here ihat was marked Nitrat of potash. ; What dn yu rail that 1' That' that is saltpetre nothing else. And this! That wa marked aulphat of od. . Vhy, that! thai, snd he tasted 'tlist oh, pshaW! that is on'.y Glauber salt "And lhi rulphuU ol magnesia' ( B..h that is Epsom salts.' j And shall I send them berkP ' Ye no hold on. Perh p the druggist in the village ha sent for them, and they have made a mistake end rnt any nitrate tt sulphates to him and his physic to me." Ho he posted down to inquire; but no ns body had Sent for sny Glauber sails; und so he'eutne back to write a letter and blow up lhe dealer A lio had so befooled him. In the meantime the man had got the Cask marked 'mur'ate or soda' opened; and report ed t'tat it contained ha, ha, ha!siinpy common Silt I' 'What on earth, wrot Mr. B. to the cheui ift, 'did you send me Glauber Salts, aiipetre and common aa you think I want to pickle and preserve my lund; end it I get in too n uch salt and salt- petre, to physic it out! Only one of the casks contain what I ordered, and that is the nitrate of odn.' The return mail brought the following on- swer: Nitratn of soda, of course, (a rlrht. because i - " ' ' it is not known by any (.titer name. ! I 'Glauoer suits is, properly speaking, sul-: nli.i. ni anilti unit an.nliHtix of ton imef.iu is . ; , nothing mo.-e nor less than Epsom salts. iMi. I. t.a ilo 110 tl,A t.rm. iii sn It . tint it tu - . . , . 3 - - a o muriute of soda is tho right name ut our com mon or table Mlt. 'And nitrate of potash is nothing but salt peter dor.t bo alnid of it, il won't explode.' 'But it dia explode,' said Mr. Barmim. It exploded my ignorance I had studied agri cultural chemintrv, but I did nut know salt ' tier sahpeirej 1 do now, and I mean tu knu .i.a, ,il(.v Bre cood lor the lund." . Anu we mean that a few thousand o'her I people shall know lhe same thing. Wedj ; lmt u thMB tlli arc Bnd very lieup lu:lorM, I Y J . salts, Epsom lorl Do . j i i FARMERS. ; : : t i W',UMMnurt corn or wheat. The producer of the Vaffof life is certain of a P 0jk upon thfs seaeon with peculiar P br(ad fl, wiU lt l .,. , m ... ... "Ito who by plough would thrive, Musi liitur !iv!J tii iiiui;'.i i-.j -.'line." According t3 our poor osinion of thing, , ,.. ,. . pendent life a person ctn live. The present t..a , il. C ..1 lllK tl... ... I.wl.. . . f . , . ,1 season opens hia penod of lubor and p.ea- i r ,... !,,... ,illin... , ; 1 .'" , the en ghtemncnl ot the age, they recognise 9 . ...... ' the trutn of Cicero's dictum, "Xoihiiig la houtthier than agriculture, nothing belter, ' nothing worthier oll'reetnen." Virgil telis : us that fanners would bo too happy il they uppreciuteu llieir uuvaniage. , . . f , th fjn,)tuill head uf ull eniploj incuts, became ho p-odu- ces direcilv tlie means of subsistence. Oth er commodities may be purchased or rejected at the cuprice ol buyers, but thu farmer's tniist be purchased He miniBlers not to the taste, or whims, of society, but to our imperious necessities. rasn.on n uv timuav, uui i,ic vi-.a,.iiv wi I lIC rVU Ul UCl''M I w hich a battle is to be fought. 1 lie larmer : l i ....... ,1. iuiiiiiI. mi.l ill.1 " iir"c" ' iil,n,.i. ...a l.irf mtliiirioiis, tt. If his acres elements ure his antagonist. II Ins acres. - . .. are not furrowed by the wheels ot uriu.ery they are feiil In twain by the sharp share nfj his p'ough. He has robably plannt d his c.anipuigu dur.ng the winter aided his expo-, reoceand julgu.ent by comparing them will.. the experience and jmig.neiil of others. 1 tells him what fields are to ba ved, hat mow d, what pastured, and ; what planted. He commits his eeoC to the ground, piously relying un the promise of the: S.rinmre. that "seed time and harvest ahall never fail." But all his toil and exertions; H..w - have an an uun ut u rewurd. un autuinn ..,metbe. i-iinnnh of the farmer's skill. IC It t If U,-,,, .-.v.. ab J .. .I n.ipns diivo-crl until (ToTn en grain, and everything around l.iin is red-! uleiil of plenty and prolusion. t ;. then, when lie reads uf mc.canti'e convulsions, of momenury crisis, if hres in Commercial ci- V . .) ties of ships louuilcred at ea, and going down to tlie bottom with all their rich cue goes, that he has reason o thank Heavcu that he is a farmer. i ! ; ! Tbvk BxNEcTOKS.-Channing says,' m v .ul with truth: Tne J 'V laborer.who cunw, ...ilk It.iPflt llMltl'tl Mflll tht sweat of his tr'oW course loud for a wife and children whom ha is raised, by his generuus motive, to true dikuiiy; and though wanting the refine- Willi ii... ..j . , ..".ii. l.l. it,,.n ,,...: IICII.W w . ..... - m i . .i i. i. , .i.oi .,i,...ivul tnti uaalih wua iiui'i. iisw.il.""."- -v frointcrvingothet." Il I. worthy ol note, than the men and women who think most highly of themselves, and most meanly of) others, are those whu render back to society fur the good things they mjoy, -hlJ anialleat return ol personal 'effort. The wur.d's true and tierefore ita true noblenie.i. uro they who ser'-fl it, humb y and earnestly' t.. tha bast of tbe ability God has given. tlietn. Ali others are bat cuuuurfci: and pretotid ers.f-U'. AooicoT The man who run up a column of figures, tumbled down, nd wis hurt veiy bidiy. .. POLITICAL. aa.pns:uie ueior tue Dgm cumea 011. v on i it be a glorious aight to see th s legimentof! 1 . . r. . . . , . . ' Tt Kama IxTAVt We leoru by tele- grapu ihat the majorities for the pro-slavery , tirks at the election, on the 80th tilt., in Kansas, varied between two hundred and 'ght hunJred v.tes in each diitrict. The of legal vutesin the Territory, acc-ir- ding to the ctni-us jjst taken, is about two thousand six hundred. There are neventeen dutrict. snd if w allow an ivprim r.mbi' ttu lhe report lo be lri ej of (our hundred ma- J jrity in eaoh dfntrict, the majorities alone would amount to ne .rly three lime the nuni-, ber of legal v:ers. In Lawrence citv, the popnla; ion ot which three wet ks bfJre the iiion was ab ut tix hundred and fifty meii. 0..ien and chi dren. there Were ten hundred ar.d thirty-three votes cast. ' ( j,, proofof tfie in tm,lt iwine practised bf ,,ie ru,jwert o( Cna, Iluug!a-s, Atchison ' Co.. we have The Scualltr Snaertim. i. tU(.d of 31ircfj ,3 , Atchison .Kansas. It! Carrie at he roe,'- T-,r Prtsfdt. ii R. j Atchison, of Missouri;" and -Fur DeiegHelo Uongr. ss O. neral J. W. Wi.ltfiel I sub tct ' to the decision ot the Sqtisuer Sovereigns at ' Polls," boasts a circulation of over Two Thousand; crrie a flag inscribed "D-mocra- The Union: It must be p erervH;" and . has lor it motto, " Tne South and her Insti-. tutiona." We copy the leading article, as a fair in !ex if ita spirit: W.tbin the l.t fewdavs. w hr ! comed tlJ Kansa a great many of our oil fried, from Missouri They are coming ini to make permanent settlement, and we are Iall t ,h j bcfure lne eect!oni a ; igJirery ubviOUs that our nominal Governor is ' jp..r.i;n ,m i.t. ,:mA , fPr rM r,n, ii,o ,..' i.i.w,in r, ih. a hiitinUt.. if. ul (we llBVe ,l0 doufao iei,vina ,he election as. long as he dare, lor ihepursose of gettinz as . : . .i.:. r : j . r .. nifiiiy ui uia ueyro buieviii i. iciius iioiuinav- er & C(J M he can pr;or t(J the eicc,a.)t 8nd , driU Uii SKrtl Cu, fetiefstes Bg ,b, roughly ... 0 a. - .. n!a t,xi. ei lency i raisrau s riggeo regi mem vvoui'i w ueeuinui compaiej to 11. jinj 11 is intimate I that they w ill really have death-' ,ipnti ,!..., n,i h,i h.m i ..kniv. crv ragged rascal ol the.n. We I ope none ol'the 'bloody villains' will come this way j our foiks' ai e not used .o the smell ot gun- powder, and the gleaming of knite; it makes us 'eel lik? fainting to talk about it; we real- Iv think th Government ought to be culled on, to protect us Irom these bloody minded Tnay-r men. "We hope' our timid friends in Missouri will' not be scared uul o.' the.r intention of coming here, however; pethuus we wiay persuade tnem not to hurt us. Provisions are acjtce in Kansa.; we wuu'd, therefore, sugge-t o the emigrants to bring th-Mr guns und ain- inuuition with tf.eiu, as same is very cji i- dunt deer, turkeys, Sr., and a Missourian - vv-., of .1... ,!.,. - ih.i' mev bring plenty of well twisted hemp rope, as there may be a great many ne horse ti.i.ves about the time of our" election, and it ini.htbenecessarvto hnn? some of them bv e c way of example, and to prevent tile shedding ol blood, as Crumvvcl! once suid, w.ien he or dered u company to be shot. We are ord.r loviiiiz and J.iw-ub Cut' men, but, until we make laws, we ore higher law mm. Wegij' in fur hanging thieves of all kinds, as high as Hauitn, as a gentle hint to evil disposed men tu deter them Irom the commission cf crime." , I , , t " : j.or t!)t. individual it must decide what il: ,he ..1j1tier a.v," giving licences to obey one ; civil requirement or declaring it sinful not to' resUt um.f'er. To learn the bearing of all Mi wu ni,ed on!v a?U, w,o constitutes the r,M.r,.h lli.t Mr. UroWnson clothes with such er! The clergv. And abovd them, to . ;,, they aM ulje;-.t, ta.iJs the 1'ope, Hai,,,;,,,. allegiance and dictating their con- ,,.,., " ' , ecu mat .-una m..uu .. - -luvej nent aow free, in the bunds of a ap.ntua. and civJI de.poi.sin! . . w. : Or.eans. O. A. Browssox on the Desti.it cf the Usited Statm. Orestes A. Brownsun Isc turcd at New Orleans a few dnyssince. Tiie Creole of the 14th gives the following; ab stract, uf the concluding portion ut this lec ture. Kpeukiug of the Romish church he says: It must Become tlie' tulti between the state and llm subject, h must guard the man bv ' interposing its flaming sword as a ce tence. It must construe coustliulions, Si it i i: - . .. t-... t i.a tt..;t .. "i'uu,lu -- - - If I. .A.-u a . .......... and what is its absolute duty to perriirm. ; Tha Jecture of D'. Urownaoti is, therefore, . J 3 IfClUrU Ul JJ', 1,UBVH ic, iui'lv-v, ft ejcar( ,ultl, una Hrct fic unnuiiciuiiun ol the i,i.,i.i..i ih P.mo in exercise political power 1 -particularly In this country, Allien is plal-,callv chosen in these Utter days to fuifil ! u )lUaio n wlich ,,e riTete nalijtis of Europe , hiiV(, bei?n nnwurttiy to perform I We admire the boldness with which the. .. .,l.-&............r...ii .. .....ntu. ... it ii . a IU! '.I IU IBIIUH IS lliauci wuun u .. , the assurance thut the time waa not far cW . .. i.i i:., ..ro.t..1 lain w nen ir.e uiu. nwu now .... . .k.. K..H t. iB.r,i rn.m all our i va!lJV and bill tops. We a.k tuir Creole Catholics if thi. i. their , . f . n,l nriiL'l iua ftF I tiff I'luirrh I . u. u j-t. - m i l an American so blind as not to i.ieUSIIlal Ql r, oiimmiti in .waning " . ton ol tne claim of. the church lo temporal , . j L,.. n. ii,..,..n ;.. -power is rep .u.a , eni-,:"'"";"ij , "' ', fc-Matrimony Is cold to be greitly on the inoease, and is regarded as an evidence of a general improvement in mercun-ile af benetactors, Uirs. The Boston Transcript says that not less than one thousand marriage certificate, have been Usued In that city since th first of January lust. 1 be th cttiw Hatd limo is supposed lo ftXApicoaot tana wsa . rnuy sum in London at Uio rta of two millions of du!!'t an ' . . . -.1 I I- 1 j p A Clerical Scamp. --- b The name was again repeated, and fo-tK-1 ti nmiir tnitv mimhfir nnp. hpcarr!? sudden- thmy, Ol a charactirr to brlrlj the revureid lmp..tcr, if caught, to thu penitentiary . Hi nme is John Howard Wilson, and be ha been preachinK for some time paat at Chrvl liumber Being endowed ilh a an', oily tongue, and a a!e-h appearance, he tried hia killing mtf4tifaiua tatgagemeot was. that a couple of the betrothed m by accident in a fashionable dry-gojds estsblishment iu thi After mutu.l fcognition, they procee the ded to examine TJiiou fabric atld make pur. chsMs Singulirly enongn their Utti as cy I'milaU'd so exactly that young lady number "ne, remarked to young lady numbertwr.that he thought it waa very strange. Hereupon young lady number two replied th.taoit was; but, if ihe (ycung lady number one) cuu'd kerP fcret ,he wou,d ,e" hr on all Number one promised (whit feminine co'J We heard yesterday ofa eerie of villanie perpetrated retei.tly by a Wolf In sheep's clo accomplishment indiscriminately artonj; tbf unmarried bellei of that suburban village with uch mcceSs ihat he engaged hlmsell lo be msrrled to no less than elevn, some or-whnra he bi.rrowed money frdm upon pretense of nuking the necessary arrangements toward housekeeping. Of one young Isdy he ob- tained S50, which he laid between the lean of B;lIe in hrr Prlor, to be used the day previous to the wedding; bat when, upon hearing of the prank of the Mnetirn?i.lous L'rthario, she looked iri the hiding plsce; tbe bank bills were ion wt. The mlnner Which led to the discovery .of nol v ,n"11 uer "P5 snuia ue eiernui y seaiea, when, b!uhing like a peony, her compinion whispered in her ear that she was going t be marrie I, "To whoml" xclaimed the excited number one- 'Another protn'e of mcrecy and the name of thi Rov. Jahn Hjward Wilson Was Softl breamed. " Who'" cxi'aimed numbsr on?, whila her Aarnott iri.. hpti.lf.in.il hpr lin1iini.!itnint. -a ' ; .. . , tv A rtx. rnd hot fir the ana cation offaZ v -- ' r . ..... volatile and cold vratf-r, a fainting exlnb. lion in 'he mercer's establishment woull have enmea. Atier a r.ne, wuen sum ie ly t.,m explain, she informed young lady numoer t''1 s',e-t00' w'a 1J"oer ngagement "I marriage to the reverend deceiver, and 'e was then rrak.i g purchase, of her wed- "g g".neni. Anomer Kiy, "re conset-or.. u. ...o, lady number two imineliatstja went through tlie same motion as her predecessor, and again he rgcnt wxlare and cold water were in re.-juisilion. The disconsolate damiel re- terned without their purchase to tn qmet village, wiiete they speedily procluitned the villainy of the rascally pastor, who, getting wind thai all waa discovered, made tracks be tween two days dur.ng the pat week. . . Since hit exit it his been discovered tr.at he tome time o foreed a draft on Mr. Eili- ott.ofthe Meth.i.st Book Concern, which honored. No tidings have been heard f him .incc his absquati U.on, but we pre- sume ne win turn up u.mer i when ho can discover a convenient field to reaa a hardest by plsying upjo the credu'ity of the susopptiblj feminines who have a peri' chant Sot live and sanctify. Cin. Commercial. To Sportsmen. Wash your gun b.rrels in spirits of turpen t:ne by dipping a rag or sponge fsstened on your gun r-d into the liquid, and swabbing "them out three or fjur times, when they will be cleared from all impurities, and can be used almost instantly es the turpentine will evaporate and leave the barrels dry; even if they arc a littls mjist it will nut prevent their going olTiike water. After being wash ed thus, tliere is no danger of rust as when water i used. I .m nn old experienced gun ner, and have practised this for years, and found it useful. Spirits of lurpen'ine can be proiureii at all country stores, and a 8mall F. B. ' ScteK.'c American. An Interesting Position. . , , ; . A perfectly authenticated story is told ot an officer rosid.ng in Guiana, who amused him.elf iu fishing and hunting in a ne.gnoor Hisskill tug river. One sultry day, t.rod wuh unsuc funo cesaful sp .rt, he threw hia lines, and drew hi .".oe to tho river s edg, for .he purp ui of roireshmg himsoiliu the water. Hav.ng done so, he stretched himself, h. If dressed, on aniir.al was Inking li s ".-" half stupor, naturl to waking !jom his . he cact his eye- downward, and to bit h, perceiv.-d the neck snd head of a mot r, ...I with anl iva. nn the benches of his canoe, wi In gn . ... t. ... . . l ft iuu onut, t , asleep, , 1 resen.ly lie was arouseu from his , as if some - ; - f. ot. In a state of. leep, horror monater eeraeut, covering nis looiwuu ii, iocHi. . .u l . ... tt aturjr U coinmeuctng the process o! a. Vallow. ue him whole. Tne officer had faced death . . ,.,.i in many forms on tho ocean in the battle fiuld, but never hid ha conceived of it in such terrible guise. For a moment, tlie otueer was fascinated, and then withdrawing bif toot. lie seized the gun lying beside him. The reptile, apparently disturbed, for it had evidently mistaken the officer Tor a dead car cass, drew its head below the casoe. Il rose again, moving backward and forward, aaifin I. ..f.k... .". K. A !.-..( T'n fiflicer. j"""5" .' "-J"-''' 7"; two of the serpent, fired. lodging Ihe content in it head The (.cfrible boa, with a his, raised its heretofore urween bodj in the air, end seemed determined to throw itself up on the officer," anl embrace him'in its powerful coll. . A fortunata stroke of the padd'e sent the canoe Into the stream and to a piaee ofssfety .. . liaving ?rocured asisun0 tho officer returned to the place of attack and hosini killed the reptile.fourid it upwards of forty feet lo.njlli and ol proportIoaUl rKir.IcnARa. -"T .. , .- . . rj-pojBll pox la rsging amonj the Cifed) Ipo-ulatljB in Watblnatoti, Pf " ' - - -