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MISCELLANEOUS.
An unexpected Race.
In one of the large town of Worcester
County, Massachusetts, used to Uvea clergy
man whom we will call Ridewell. He wis
of the Baptist persuasion, and very rigid in
his ideas of moral propriety. He had in his
employ an old negro named Pompey, and if
this latter individual waa not so strict in his
morals as bis muster, he was at least a very
cunning dog, & passed in the reverend house
hold for a pattern of propriety. Pompey was
a uaelul servant, and the old clergyman nev-
er hesitated to trust him with the most lm
portant business. Now it so happened that ,
there were dwelling in and about the townt
sundry individuals who had not the fear of
the dreadful penalties which Mr. Ridewell
preached, about their eyes, for it was the
wont ol these people to congregate on Sab
bath evenings upon a level piece of land in
...ii,;.c. r ii,D mum. and there ruce
horses. This spot was hidden lrom view by
a dense piece of woods, and for a long while
the Sunday evening races were carried on
there without detection by the officers, or
others who might have stopped them. It also
happened that the good old clergyman owned
one or the best horses in the country. This
horse was one of the old Morgan stock, with
a mixtuie of Arabian blood in his veins, nnd
it was generally known that few beasts could
pass him on the road. Mr. Ridewoll, with a
dienity becoming his calling, stoutly declared
that the fleetness of his horse never afforded
him any gratificat ion, and thnt for hla own
he would as lief have any other. Yet J
woney could not buy his Morgan, nor cou'.d !
any amount of argument persuade hitn to J
ti,0 l,rfl, una an naur the eood
DnOJIi 1HU ...u.w.. o
clergyman's dwelling that he alwaya walked
'.o meeting, and his horse was consequently
allowed to remain in pasture.
Pomnev discovered that these races were
on the tapis, and he resolved , to enter his
master's horse on his own account, for he
felt assured that old Morgan could beat any. .
thing in the shape of horseflesh that could '
be procured in that quarter. So on the very I
next Sunday evening he had the bridle under ,
jacket, went out into the pasture, and
caught the horse and then rode off toward '
the Boot where the wicked ones were on-
regaU-d. Here he fjund some dozen aasem
hlml. and the race about to commence.
. . . . ,
Pomppy mounted "is beast, and at a signal
be started. Old Morgan entered into the!
of the thin, and came out two rods
ahead of everything. Pompey won quite a
pile, and before dark he was well initiated in
horse-racing
Pompey succeeded in getting home wlth-j
. . ,
out exciting any suspicions, and ne now long-
ged lor the Sabbath afternoon to come, for
he was determined to try it again. He did(
so, and again he won, and this course of1
wickedness h followed up for two months,
making his appearance upon the racing
ground every Sunday afternoon as he could
after "meeting was out." And during that
Pompey was not the only one that had
loved racing. No, for old Morgan himself
had come to love the excitement of the thing
too, and his every motion when upon the
track showed how zea.ou.ly be entered into
the spirit ol the game. But these things
Were not always to remain a secret. One
Sunday a pious deacot. beheld this racing
from a distance, and straightway went to the
with the alarming intelligence.
Rev. Mr. Ridewell was utterly shocked. Hi. j
moral feelings were outrsgad, and he resolv
ed to put a atop to thia wickedness. During)
the week he made severs llnquiiies, snd be
learned thai tbla thing had been practiced an:
summer on every Sabbath afternoon. , He
made bis parishioner keep quiet, sad on the
sit Sunday he would make bis appearance
on the very spot and catch them in their deeds
of iniquity. On the'lollow ing Sabbath, aft
er dinner, Mr. Ridewell ordered Pompey to
bring up ,old Morgan and put him in the
. stable. . The order waa obeyed, though not
without misgivings on the part of the faUhful
cere. As soon as the afternoon services
were closed, the two deacons and some oth
ere of tbe member ol lite church sccompani'
ed the minister home, together with their
dorses.
It is the most flagrant piece of irreligior.
(hat ever cam to my knowledge," said the
indignant clergyman.
secret of Old Morgan's Joining the race -part
"Don't stop," he shouted again; "it's a two
mile heat this time. Keep right on, parson,
You're good for another mile. Now you go
ond off it is"
momenis ho was again at the starting point,
where Morgan now stopped of his own ac
cord. There was a hurried whispering a
his mong the jockeys, and a succession of very
curious winks and knowing nods seemed to
.aim .. ..u.ir, u....r.
ly recovered hia presence of mind to dis
.nirit mount, "you ride well, parson. We had not
v..B,... ,
Sabbath evening entertainments."
"I-I,s-r! I joined youl"
"Ha! hal ha! Oh, you did it well. Your
good deacons really think you were trying
very hard to hold in your horse, but! saw
through It 1 saw how slyly you put your
horse up. But I don't blame you for feel
time ing proud of Old Morgan, for I should feel
so myselfgif 1 owned him. But you need
not fear; I will tell all who ask me eboui
it, that you did your best to slop your beast
for 1 would rather strt tch the truth a little
than have such a jockey as you suffer."
Thia had been spoken so loudly that the
deacons had heard every word, and the poor
parson was bewildered; but he came to him
paraon and with a flahirg eye he ciied:
"Villains what mean youl why do you
thusV'
-Hold on," interrupted one of the party,
snd as be spoke the rest of the racing men
"Horse-racing on the Sabbath," uttered i
deaco.
"Dreadful," echoed a second deacon.
And so the conversation went en until
they reached the top of a gentle emlneree
which overlooked the plain whero the racing
was carried on, and where aome dozen horse
men, ith a score of lookers-on, were as
sembled. The sight waa one that chilled t)ie
good parson t his soul. He remained mo
tionless until he had mnde out the whole
alarming truth; then turning to his compan
ions he said.
"Now, my brothers, let us ride down and
confront the wicked wretches, and if they
will down on their knees and Impore God's
mercy, and promise to do ao no more, we will
nut take legal action against them. Oh that
my own land should bo desecrated thus!"
for it was Indeed portion of his own farm.
As the good clergyman thus spoke he star
ted on towards the scene. The horses were
drawn up for a start as the minister approach
ed, and some of the riders at once recognized
'Old Morgan,' though they did not rccugr.ixe
the individual who rode him.
Wicked men!" commenced the parson, aa
he came near enough lor his vo!ce to be
heard, "children ol sin and shume "
"Come on, old hos," cried one of the jock
ics, turning towards the minister. "If you
are in for the fust race you must stir your
atumps." .
"Alosl O, my wicked"
"All ready!" shouied he who led the af
fair, cutting the minister short, and the word
for starting was given.
Old niorgun knew that word too well, for
nosooner did it full upon hi ears, than he
stuck out his nose, and with one wild snort
he started, mid the rest of the racers, twelve
in number, kept him company.
'Who-o-o-h-o-ol who-o-o!" yelled the cler
gyman, tuggin at the reins with all his might.
But it was of no avail. Old Morgan had
now reached ahead of all his competitors, and
he came up to the judges' stand three rods
ahead, where the petrified deacons were stan
ding with eyes and modth wide open.
"Don't stop,' shouted one of the judges,
who now recognized Parson Ridewell, and
suspected his business, and who knew the
These lust words were of course known to
the horse, and no sooner did Morgan hear
them than he stuck his nose out and again
started off. The poor p.uson did his utmost
to stop the bewitched animal, but it could not
be done. The more he struggled and yelled
the faster the animal went, and ere many
inu;caie mat u.ey unuerlouu
"Upon my soul, purson," said one of them,
approaching the apot whefe the minister still
. L. ' .. .. .1 J 1 n t. a k.itinn n 11 f Irnt .nffipiAnl.
looked for this honor."
Honor, sir!'' gusped Ridewell, looking in
to the speaker's face.
"Aye for it is an honor. You are the
tit .la...m.n Ik.l k.. ou r iiilnpll Hit in Olir
naa an mouniea mcir uvrK.) ...
moment parson; we ere all willing to allow
you to carry off. the palm, but we won't
stand your abuse. When we heard that
you. had determined to try if yotrr horse
wuuld not beat us all, we agree among our
selves that if you came we woold let you
in. We have done so, and yoo bav won
the race in a two mile best. Now let that
satlaly yoa. By the hokey. you did it well.
When you want to try it again, just send
as word and we'll be ready for you.
As the jockey thus epoke, ho ttrrned his
horse's heed, and before the astouuded
...her could utter a word, the whole
p. - -
psrty bad ridden way out of hearing. It
was some time before one of the church
men could speak. They knew rxt what to
say. Why should their minister's horse
have joined in the race without some per
mission from his masterl They knew how
much he vslued the animal, and at length
they shook their heads with doubt.
"It's very strange." said one.
'Very," answered the second.
"Remarkably," suggested the third.
"On my soul, brethren," spoke Ridewell,
"I can't make it out."
The brethren looked at each other, am!
the deacons shook their heads in a very
solemn and impressive manner.
So the party rode back to the clergy
man's house, but none of the brethren
would enter, nor would they stop at all.
Before Monday had drawn to a close, it was
generally known that person Ridewell ra
ced his horse on the Sabbath, and a meet
ing of the church was appointed for Thurs
duy. Poor Ridowell was almost cmy with
vexation. But before Thursday came, Pom
pey found out how matters Blood, and he
assured his master that he could clear the
matter up, and alter a day's search he dis
covered the astounding fuctthut some of those
wicked men hud been in the habit of steal
ing old Morgun from the pasture and racing
him on Sabbuth afternoon. Pompey found
out this much but could not find out who
did it
Aa soon as this became known to the
church the members conferred together,
and they soon concluded that under such
circumstances a high mettled hurae would
be apt to run away with his rider when he
found himself directly upon the track.
So parson Ridewell was cleared, but it
was a long while before he gut over the
blow, for many were the wicked wags who
delighted to hector him by offering M ride
a race with him, to 'bet on his head,' or to
put him againrt the world on a race.
But Ridewell grew older, his heart grew
warmer, and firally grew warmer, and fi
nally he could laugh with right good will
when he spoke of his unexpected race.
ADDRESS of Dr. J. M. McConahey on
th death of Dr. Hewetson.
Mr. President and Fellow Members.
.
On the present occasion we are under more
than common obligations, associated together
lor laudable purposes, which are desi(und to- !
gether for laudable purposes, which are de-j
signed to accomplish both a general and a!
special good, aud he whosu death we deplore,!
wns amongst the projectors of our associa
tion. As he was with us from the beginning,'
teaching by his learning nnd experience, im
parting to his fellow members the Iruits of;
many years' labor ana research. But be has i
passed from amongst us and lies, forgotten 1
bv the world, ''where the wicked cease from ;
troubling and the weary find rest," But with
ua he lives in memory and will ever hold a
hallowed pUce in the archives of this associa
tion. Of the first period of the life of Joseph
Ilewetson, the subject of this sketch, or his
ancestry, we have nothing very definite.
We learn, however, that his father, John
Hewetson, was a farmer; and that his son
was born August ldlh., 1804, upon the tene
ment occupied by his ancestors for more than
three generations, eoineol tliein living to the
advanced age ot one hundred yeara. This
was near Thorn hill, Dumfriesshire, North
Britain.
Joseph' elementary education was com
menced at the parish school, situated near his
father's residence. How long he remained
there, we are not able to suy. We next find
him, without dates, at Thorn Hill, which was
probably a grammar school of such character
as to prepare youth fur entering college. Wei
here lose sight of him until ISM, making
him sixteen years of age, we find him admit
ted to the senior Humanity olass, iu tbe col
lege of Edinburgh, for the session of 1820.
Accompanying his tickets, we find the
certificate of Prot. James Pillaos to his un
except.onably good conduct, his regular at
tendance and performance of all the written
exercises prescribed.
The requirements of these time honored
institution of earning, being of such charac
ter, that the persons admitted to their col
lege class, would, in this country, be consid
ered on advanced standing. The tickets of
Prof. George Dunbar, admit him to the
Junior Greek class, Nov, 16th. 1820. Ac
companying Prof, Dunbar's tickets are certi
ficates, showing his regular attendance and
his unexceptionable mural character, industri
ous habits and satisfactory proficiency up to
Oct. 1824. But that hia knowledge of the
'Latin and Greek language wae above the
ordinary standard cannot be doubted, ae he
retained his acquaintance with them to a de
gree rarely equaled amongst professional
men, whose pursuits do not necessarily re
quire their frequent use as reference. We
ascertain from hi papers that while prosecu
ting his collegiate course, he combined with
his classical stu.iies the lectures of Prof.
John Barclay on Anatomy snd Surgery. His
tickets and certificates show that during bis
collegiate course, he attended four courses
on these professional branchea, under the
teachings of Prof, Barelay. Certificate also
from the me Professor, of hi uueiception
able moral cliarseter, habits of ioJestry and
the most satisfactory prouciency in these pro.
feesional branches. And in all the depart
menu of rurgery and Medicine, tickets and
certificate of hi proficiency, morals and up
right eoun given by the respective pres
sors of the various department aie found with
hi papera, viz: Anatomy, burgry,nd
Pharmacy .Chemistry, Materia Medica St Ob
attric,Theory and Practice of Medicine, In
Ututeiof Mcdicii , Principles, Practice ed
operations ol surgery. Dietetics, Ate. Also
for Practical Anatomy In Dublin Ireland)
lor a full term. We And also tickets of sd -
mission to me noyei innrmery or Dumfries
and Gallowny, as Assistant House Surgeon
for one year; also admission for one year, to
the R yal Infirmary of Edinburgh, in the
capacity of Assiatant House Surgeon; and
from the Principal of each of these Institu
tions certificates of approval as to morsl de
portment and proressional skill in dischsrg.
ing tbs dutios end obligations devolving up
on one engsged in these highly responsible
ilationa.
The names of the fallowing professors are
found upon hit tiekets snd certifientes; Pil
lans, Dunbar, Barclay, Milligan, Hope, Rus
set, Duncan, Alln, Thompson, Campbell
and Spaulding. His diploma bears dale 1831),
given by the faculty of the Edinburgh col
lege and signed by eleven of the royal prof.
How long after receiving his diploma before
he opened ait office if Ofcrown to us. The
first account we hag Opening an of
fice, is in a village n .isJather's residence,
called, We believe, Jloiiihive. There, it
seems, ho commenced his professional career
in Dumfriesshire. But he did not remain in this
location very long) but, of the cause of his
change, we have no account. From here he
removed to the town of Wigton, Wigton
shire, Scotland, where he remained in the
practice of his profession until the spring of
1833.
Here he became acquainted with the pre
sent Mrs. Ilewetson, who was hia first pa
tient at Wigton, She had been under treat
ment for spinal disease, about twelve months
prior to his locating in this town. They
were married April 12fi 18S0. There are no
Incidents of special importance connected- itb
his practice here. One circumstance n'
may be named.as characteristic of the man,&
one winch evinced puts natural trait, ho those
it qusinted with him know to have been strict
ly observed in all his Intercourse, both pro
fessiuntl and n lative is the transactions of
life, showing a firm adherence to principle,
and an anwillingnass to yield to influences
unfounded on principle, whether those in
fluences were calculated to operate for or
against-his own pergonal interest'
In the excitement connected with the pas
sage of the reform bill by the Br tish parlia
ment, he and but one more of all the voters
of the town of Wigton, cast their votes for a
purticular candidate- Party spirit ran hljjh'
and there were feelings indulged which
threatened to afl'ect adversely, his poctiniary
snd professional interests. In this state of
political turmoil and proscript1e feeling, a
deputation came from a neighboring tuwn
where the vote had been thrown as strongly
in Uvor of the Doctor's candidate, as in his
own locality it had b-ien against him. That
d-putatiun solicited his removal, making
specious promise ot reward, tor his political
opiliiona and firm adherence to these under
circumstances most discouraging in their na
ture. A wida field fur developing hi profes
sional skill, with lucrative patronage suffi
cient to Bfford a rich reward, was held out.-'
fiut they were mistaken in the man. His
opinions were fixed in the belief, that the
duty of medical men was to stand npon their
professional merit alone, and under no cir
cumstances to compromise the honor and
dignity "of the profession, for mere pecuniary
or selfish considerations. Possessing these
views and feelings, he declined accepting tbe
offer. Time and sobar reflection allayed the
excitement, and having th-ir confidence pre
viously as a medical nun things returned to
their old channels, without, materially affec
ting bis professional Interest. But in consequ
ence ot an attack of acute disease resulting in
a fixed chronic nffection.h conceived the no
tion 31 quitting the pmctice nf his profession.
And alwaya being favorably impressed with the
simple and unmolestiug beauties of agricollu
rad life, determined to adopt it; nnd with thia
conclusion, the notion of emigrating to Ameri
ca was matured. Accordingly, in tlio spring
ol 1333, he with his wife nnd two sons, sailed
in die ship Britannia! trom Liverpool. His
original destination was for the then far vest,
byway of Pittsburgh, where a portion of
Mrs- Hewetson's relutivee were then residing.
But from the opinions formed, of the portion
of country through which thoy had passed,
the design of going further west, was fof the
present abandoned. They removed from
Pittsburgh to Washington County, Penn-
sv vania. I lie seaS'.n Ufinir too lar advanced
to favor a commencement ot agriculturu! pur-
suits, and not feeling aaliafled to live uuem-
ployed, concluded, for the fime being, to re -
aume the practice of mediome, until he eonld
settle upon his future course and permanent
locution, where he could commence his con -
temptated occupattou as a larmer. lie con
tinued to practice until the spring of 1835.
In April of that year he removed to Belmont
county and settled upun a farm near St.
Clairsvilie, (the county seat for that county)
fully determined to abandon bis professional
pursuits, believing that his health wuuld there
by be improved, anr life mure fully enjoyed;
Suon after this, quite a number of cases of
mall pox appeared in the vicinity of hia re -
idence. Some discussion, as to the true
character or grade of the disease, amongst
me (iieuaing pnyaicieos waa in exmince:
and they, not being able to agree, be waa
consulted, more perhaps 'rein his supposed
acquaintance with the disease, from its more
general prevalence In the old country than in
this, than from any knowlebge of hi profes-
aional skill or medical, education. Another
circumstance, a related by hi neighbor,
prebably tended more to involve him again in
practice than the one above. A neighbor,
as I understf nd it, while attending s threshing
machine had his hand and arrn badly mutil-
ated, by being drawn Into some part of the
machinery. A physician v a called, and
upon examining the limb, seemed ctloss.what
to do. Dr. Hewetson having repaired to1 (he
house on hearing of tho injury, and seeing
what was needed, immediately amputated the
arm. Whether the first occurence, ss related
by Mrs, Hewetson, ur the second, us related
by aneighbor, became the cause uf turning
public attention towards bim as a physician,
is not known, hut fmm this tim ha was
'gradually drawn into practice and his content -
1 plated retirement broken jp. His bodily
(strength Was frequency oVer taxed by long
I rides, as a great amount of bia practice con -
(isted in consolation, both as a surgeon and
physician
The last time he left hii room, tru on
visit or consultation, some e'ght or ten miles;
distant; at the same time feeling It unsafe to
along, end unable to drive Me own car-"8
This was eight weeks previous to his
death. And even vhen confined to his bed,
and up to within a fpw days of his death, hia
quiet Was disturbed, his train of thought turn-',Ir-
ed aside from his own concern, to see some
one asking bia medical opinion, willing to
share his small amount of precious time, yet
to come, in mitigating thi uffringa of others,
He tolerated it until within a brief period of
fissolution. He waa fully aware that ihe
end of earth" to him waa near at hand. A
medical iriend, wifchadto eiicourafie him, said
you may recover acsin a comfortable decree'
ot health, and, by proper carp,
ivrm u.u
alwnyaad-
aire, lie Ten mil. a I miith I hajre alwf
mired your jndgment, I
am",mDelied to
Ilea 10
diuer with vou in the present case
l
satisfied I will not recover. If, said he, it
were the Almighty's will, I should like to live
while lonzer. thai I might more fully serve
my Creator than I Have done. Although his'
disease was one, always connected with tie- j
spondsncy and depression of spirits to a!
greater deg'ee than almost ajiy other, not-,
withstanding his sufferings were extreme, a!
derrrea of natience und ouiet acauieacence '
was evinced by him, not olten set n. But he j
was an humble and consistent christian. !
The truth of this was portrayed in his daily i
walk and conversation, lis doctrines were.l
inculcated in his family. Its spirit was evinc-i
ed in Hie practice ot his prolessmn, ai all
times relying upen aud invoking the blessing
and guidance of that power Which errelh not.
His religious v esvs were Calvinietic. In
Scotland, he was a member of the Established
church; his connection in this country was
first with the Associate Presbyterian church
under the ministry of the Rev. Joseph
Clokey. After the removal of Mr. Clukey
fronr. his pastoral charge, he connected him
sell with the Associate Reformed Presbyteri
an Congregation af St. Clairsvilie, under the
care of the Rev. Alexander Young. He was
a firm believer in the doctrines of thR G ispel
as a levelation from God. He felt and took
an active interest in tbe affairs Of the congre
gation of which he was member, and his
prudence and zeal in relerence to these in-
terests.wi'.l make hi lois severely felt. His na
tural diffide ice made him more retiring in his
religious observances than many Chris ians
would thin? justifiable With his family
ulone he filled a christian father's place, and
as physician, felt that his success depended
upon the direction and blessing of (od
Diffident as he was, I have, says Rev. Youi g,
known him, at the desire of his patients, con
duct prayer on their behalf. In his illness it
was a pleasure to be reminaed of ll e truth,
and hopes of the Gospel His wife often
read to him from the scriptures, snd friends
and neighbors enjoyed the privilege of eigt-
ging in pmyer willi him and for him at his
request. A mind as well informed, and a
conscience as 'senstive as his could not look
forward without realising the importance ol I
eternal things nor backward without much
cause of regret. In Christ alone can the
penitent one find peace. Mr. Y-mng says,
"circumstances beyond my control deprived
me of the privilege of seeing him during the
last four days of his life. This I shad ever
regret, esteemiug and loving him as I did. 1
would have been profited by seeing the to
kens of regard shown in the feelings of those
to whom he wss a beloved physician. Men do
not live usefully and remain nnappreria'ed in
tit is world. We may be misunderstood, we
may misunderstand others, but there is some
thing in that well doing for Christ's suhe, in
what sphere Soever it may be undertaken, so
akin to the nature of Ond I. imself, nnd so in
harmony with all his purposes of love, that
his own arrangements hindprit from being
lost." And though deaih niny cause the
good man to tremble, how striking the con
trast when compared with One whose course
has been entirely on the other side. The
motto of our friend was duty, his life wss
unat.l in it. aptiva anil pinmpl, nttnilfa rlia.
:.h.r Ha hnnei were fnnni ed nnnn a nick
against which the storms and trials of time
may beat in vain. He is ronscioua that the
Uadea of doath are gathering round him.btil
! the presence shd Ihe promises of him in
' whom he has confided forsake him not. He
' leaves the world, calm and serene as the ap-
tnti nf tiajiltiTiir m aiimmar'a ofra
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LET'ER RIP! SHE'S ALL OAK.
The Richmond (Vs.) Examiner says (hat
the South is now determined
to retaliate.
The following is the langduge:
1 "From every portion of Virginia, we
hear of the ripening 'disposition of the
people (o terrtperie no longer with No'tb-
ern aggreasion; but to abandon toe policy
0r conciliation which has so long proved
unavailing, and resort to decisive n essures.
They believe it folly to cry peace, peace,
whn there is no peace, and thee are re-
t0lved to meet asssuit with assault, and
wgr with war. Aggression must be resi-
ted. Insult must be resented. It il the
only way to save the Union; and, what i
Infinitely mo-e important thai, that, it is
the only way to save our owii Institutions,
threatened at home snd from abroad."
lAn old tar stood on dVcfc one dark
night when it blew "great guns." As
"Ollapod" said Jof tbe storm In Luke
Michigan, the lightnings were hfsaing a-
hove, and the thuuder wti rumbling bolow
hut the old suit s'aced '.he deck,, and as
(en slti r sea in vain struck his poori ship,
he rolled over hi, quid, . and di flod the
,torm: "Lel'er rip: she's all Oak." Clsv,
ffa'J.
DODGE.
I wore six-bafrel revolver ID hit belt, oh
' 0M 'de and a scalping-knife st the other
travel n,d a tomahawk in his hand, and utter
riage. : e( ""f ttlen. Cine of his retainers s
B'Znl'c Kiitockian, Carried a flag, on which
written, "Cuban Annexation " When
Dd!?e went to present hi credentials
the Queen, he waa dreswd like sa Indian
His hair raised on the top of bis head, and
bound by a t bbo), "formed a sort of plume,
somewhat like a lurniture-duster, From
hi nostrila hung two gold rings, snd ha!f
his "-dozen wigs were attached to his girdle,
hich, ''th the pleasantry peculiar to
Amer.cans, he called scales taken in battle.
u,! " hi 'g" could carry him. Mr. Dod,re
P'cked up the weaoon and nourished it in tri
a u,nph. A Master of Ceremonies met him
1 in the Editor's Tabls of Graham's Mags-
me, we find the following burlesque account
01 he reception of Mr. Dodge, the American
! Minister, at the Court of Madrid, taken from
' r" vnurtvr
Mr Dodge was mounted, without a saddle,
on a wild prairie horse, called a Mustang
He carried his rifle slung behind him, and
" nesm. tM ois - aanaary reaenca the
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PaM- Mr. D.hIs drew his revolter and
nreu ne mar
uimt , i us puvr iviiuw wia
n t hit but he let fall his halbert.and ran aa
"What do you want, sir, and where are you
20'ng in that dress!"
"I m the Ambassador of the U. States.
' cc""e ,0 present my credentials."
"But ,hi tomabawk--this revolver that
halbert!"
Wo t,le la8t from your door keeper,
woul 1 no1 let m pass."
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, " lnl nan-aozen ot perruques at your
a,e-
"i'erruque yourself! These are the scalps
ui iny enemies uei out ol my way, old
fellow, and congratulate yourself on being
Da 10!"
"Sir, etiquette will not allow"
"Eirery thing must be allowed to the Am
bassador of the Uuited States. Open that
door!"
Th Master of Ceremonies waa afraid of
embroiling bis Government with that of
Washington. He let in the Ambassador,
sighing and raising hia bands to Heaven-
' Unhappy Spain!" he murmured.
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rinaotssi or a Bot ax the Capture or thb
Redah The following i an extract from a
letter of an officer of the Light Division:
"Sevastopol, Sept. 18. By the way, I must
give you the history in a faw words, of a few
hours in the life or a heroand depend upon it,
of a future great men if he lives. He is in
the next regiment to us, end I nave the de
tails from a wounded sergeant ufuur who Uy
next him during tiie day and night of the 8:h.
I allude to young Dunham Massy, of the 19tb
I believe tbe youngest officer of the ariuy.
He ia now known 'Redan Massy.' for!
there are three of tha ame name in the regi
ment. This noble boy in the absence of his cou-j
sin, led the Grenadier Company, and was
about the first man io the corps to jump into
he ditch of the Rdan, waving his sword,
and calling on his men, who nobly stood by
him, till, left for nearly two hourr without
support, and seized with fear of being blown
UP', ,neJr reired; Yoan M"a'' born lune.
endeavored to disengage from the cnd, and
stood almost alone, facing around frequently
to the batteries, with head erect, and with
a calm, prjtd, tlisduin ul eye. Hundred ef
shots weae ai i.ed at him, and at last, when
leading and climbing the ditch, he was struck
and his thigh broken.
Being the last, he was, of course, left there
Now, listen to this. The wounded around
were groaning, and tome even loudly crying
out. A voice called out faintly at first, loud
ly afterward, "Are ye Queen Victoria' aol
diers!" Sjine voicea answered "I am! I am!"
"Then," said the gallant boy, "let us not
shame ourselves; let us show these Russians
that we citti bear pain, as well as tight like
men." There was a silence of deaih, and
mure than once he had it ret ewed by similar
appealer. Tho unquailing spirit ol the beard
less boy ruled all around him.
A evening came on, the Russians crept
out o! the R fd in and plundered some of the
wounded, at the same lime showing kindness,
and in tome cases given water. Men, with
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j you"K May. One fellow took away his
hver.ck. Sometimes he feigned death. At
"ie pain of his wound would not
P0""'1 h,,n- Russian officer with a drawn
sword, came to him and endeavored to disen
gage the sword which the young hero still
grasped. Seeing that resistance was in vain
be gave it up
The Russiuit smiled gently and eompas
eiouatuly on him, fascinatdn, probably, by his
youth, and by the bold, unialte-ing glance
which met his. When the werk of the Redan
were blown Up in the night by the retraining
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H......flt'lha wnn k... I. L I... C f.. 1 1 ..
cru.ueu u lainiiE siunv. no waa touna in
the morning by some Highlanders, and
brought to his regiment almost dead from loaa
of blood. Greet was the joy of all at seeing
him, a be waa about to be returned aa killed
or missing, , 'Dangerously wounded, was sub
stituted, but be is now doing well.
(T"H. C P ," the Kansas correspondent
of the St, Louis. Republican, has been at
tempting to excuse Go, Shannon, end has
asserted that he did not declare bimself in
favor of slavery in Kansas in bis speech. In
a communication to the Cincinnati tommer.
cial this correspondent makes the fulluwing
bold avowal:
I "I dn not deny that Governor S, is in fav
or of alatery; I know be voted for Whitfield
'the p-o-siavery candidate fur Congress, for
was one of the clerks of the poll in Johnson
county where he voted "
We tako it that thi Will -ettle the' ques
tion of the pru-slavery proclivities of tlr.s
Rrpreerntative of the Slave Demucacy ot
Ohio. Let him and hi apologiat to be re-
imembercd. ISolumfon Journal,
A MivLtnt;s Stoar The reader must
decide for himself bow much ha will believe)
of '.ha following account of a "Marvellous
discovery," related in the Cork Reporter i
We have been informed, but what exact
amount of credibility We bould give to lbs)
statement we are not prepsred to any, tha";
in the progress of the formation of the Foy
iiess Rsilwsy, some laborers discovered at a
small distance beneith the surface of tha
esrtn about two miles from Atkston, a gigani
tic skeleton II feet .in length. Beside tha
remains were found s vessel, with an Inarrla
tion on it, indicating that something would
be found by diggirtg deeper. Following this
intimation they uncovered another uouie
thing resembling a bottle In shspe, inscribed
with a legend w.ilch directed that three drops
of it contents Should be poured into tha
mou'h of the skeleton whereupon its owner
would come to life again. Although much
doubting, they followed the instructions; but
on letl ng the second drop Into the mouth
ths skeleton began to stir, upon which the
mat. Lok .... -M r-t . i . -1 .
"""' ingiuenea mat iney took to
u,slu rjpttiinj mci ran to be pursued by
the halfjreiucitatsd giant. The report of thi
strange atury cauaed such a sensation in the
neighborhood that the police had io close up
the grVr, and the old Fenian giant has been
once more consigned to his long Jslumber of
many ages.
The Guernsey Jtffertonian says: "Wo
are sorry to Searn that among ihe death
by cholera, which occurred on board the
steamship Uncle Sam, an account of which
will be found in to-days' psper, two young
men from Washington, in this county,
Roliiid Chaw and Datid Bumoaedse,
are numbered as victims. They left tbi
plsee, bnt a few weeks 4ince. buoyant with
hope. We deeply sympathize with their
bereaved parenta and friends."
tKrThe Columbus City Fact, speaking in
reference to the Newspaper Law, save:
Postmasters are responsible for the subscrip
tion of a newspaper, or magazine, as long aa
they allow it to be received at their office, af
ter it is Uncalled for of refused by the person
to whom it is directed. The Puatmater Gen
eral requirea that a written note sbsll be
sent to every publisher, that his paper or
work ties dead in that oSce. Poatmaatera
will please recollect this provision of the
newspaper Isw.
03"At Benicia, California, in 1853, Ja.
W. Coffroth said, "If I ever desert the
Democratic party, may, my right arm,be with
ered." At the late election he was chosen
State Senator by 100 K. N. majority, and
on the day of election Ml from his" horse
snd broke his arm. Mr. O. u fine look
ing man, snd a Philadelphia printer by
trade.
RiAsns roa hot Paviso roa a Newspa
rEB. The Richmond Christian Advocate
publishes the following extract from a letter:
"Piease say to the editor of the Richmond
Christian Advocate, that it would doubtless
be well to erase the name of C C
from his books, and give up as lost that 87,60.
He Bays, in the firat place, he never ordered
the paper, and If he did, 'twas a an aoent:
and besides, he thinks he paid for it long ago,
nd if he didn't h's got nothing to pay, amf
ti ne Dan, lie could plead the
tion.
act of limita-
EUROPEAN NEWS.
Arrival of the Asia.
Halifax, Nov. 7. The steamship Asia,
from Liverpool with dales to ibe 27ih, has
arrived.
Wheat dull' aad 3d lower. Flour closed
dull at a decline of Is, Philadelphia and Bal
timore 43436d, Ohio 44 6i!45s. Corn
advanced rid and closed steady, mixed 43s.
Amount of bullion in the bank of England
decreased 500.000.
The A-ia reports ihe steamer North Star
off Southampton on the evening of the 35th.
It is reported that the Russians had blown
ud Fort Nicolas and other fortificalions at
Otschakoff.
Advices from Sevastopol show that th al
lies are advancing in strong force, and that
the Russians are (ailing back in good order
upon their fortified poailions.
The allies were close upon the Russian po
sition a! Albot, where it is thought they must
make s stand ia wbicn esse a bailie ie inevit
able. The Russians Upon the North side keep up
a constant fire upon Sevastopol, under cover
of which they were withdrawing their troops
snd concentrating them at Perekop.
A Russian dispatch dated the 32d says the
allies had marched 40,000 troop from F.tipa
turia towarda Tou'in, butaflerwirds fell back
on observing the Russian lancers ot their
left.
The English gunboat reconnoitred the riv
er almost up to Nicoleoff.
A late St. Psieriburgh dispath y the
whole militia has been ordered to the re
inforcement of the army of tbe South un
der Gen. Luder.
The Czar left Nicoleoff for Elizabstgood
100 milts uorth.
Maj. Delafield, 5Iaj. Mordecai, nd Cpt.
McLeiltn, American officer, had arrived in
the allied camp. . .
The allied troop officially reported in
the Crimea, including tha nick, amounted
to about 910.000 men.
Th (titude of Sweden id regarded at
St. Petersburg)! with much uneasiness.
The English fleet w near Nargen, pre
paring to leave. Th gun b tbe
Eisinore had been ordered to England.
The reported RaisUn dUtster at Kar ia
id confirmed, but aomewhat modified. The
Russian loss is r eporled at 2000. Two
Turkish redoubts were lost an I re-tkea 4
times. The Hnngs-ian General, K.'nverty,
cuinmunded the Turk. It I 'be
Ruhxikiis cannot contiir.ie the aicge.
The Ruiana have fortified all ;tb pet
s leading to the Tefl '

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