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Democ rat. F. T. FOSTER, Publisher. Devoted to the Interest or the Democratic Party, and the Collection of Local and (Jeueral yew. TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. YQL IV--NO. 50. EATON, P., THURSDAY, AUGUST, 17, 1871. WHOLE NUMBER 225, Producers and Consumers. Nothing is so common as to have go-ahead people say ot a bit of wis dom, "This is all very well as a principle, but not a practice." It is all very well as a principle to say that too many boys leave agriculture and useful callings, to become merchants ; ,but ' in fact, the T, temptation of seudo-re9pectabnity,' and the one in a hundred chances of becoming rich, are too strong lor the principle. Opposing "stock-gambling is . also a theory which yields before the prac tice of our most respectable and up right citizens. Yet it remains true as ever, that the world is best off when most gov: erned bv principles ; and that, as society improves, it approaches them. How much, of late years, their influ Hadce has "been"rought honie to us. How- moch'railroads" andt" telegraphs have taught the world of the princi pies of intercommunication and as sociation. And what an array of sound principles are called into life rv by commercial ' panics and their re suits. How decidedly are we taught , " that by getting foreigners to manu facture for us, we are often placed in dependent, and sometimes ruinous positions ; and how apparent does it become that the principle of short - 3 credit, steady business,' and economy are vital truths, and not old fogy no tions, to be carelessly passed over by Young America. The'greatest principle which has been inculcated, practically, by our long experience, is the fact that the "eounlx' lias' had' too f many,, idle agents; too many non-producers, consuming the capital which should have passed directly from consumer ' to ' producer. We have a great deal too much of that business too many middle men between the manufao turer and the ultimate consumer too many agents between the farmer and the bread-eater too many shops and too many business men altogether. One might, however, have preached r forever to teach this, without recetv ing attention. : The great proportion of the young and enterprising world do not know that between the broad cloth-respectability of city business life, and.the less envied condition of SQingriculturist- or1 mechanic,"1 there are gradually springing up a great number of educated occupations, and facilities which qualify the producer' ' '. manufacturer and farmer, to make money, and take -rank with any col lege graduates. This is all too new a matter as yet ; but ip. a few years we shall see the good results, when every young man, instead of rushing into a counting room, will think first of the steadier and more assured fu ture which awaits the one who has passed a couple of years at au Agri cultural college, or who has learned '' to be a scientific manufacturer. , But, as we have said, all the "' Breaching in the world T?ould never have shown the soundness of the principle that we - have too many! business men: The' knowledge of the fact that we have one place of business to every sixty men, women and children, would not have kept people; from entering into the over stocked calling. Fortunately, the in evitable progress of business itself, and the tendencies which it involves, are themselves beginning to show clearly and plainly that we cannot go astray without being recalled in the long run. . Every evil has within it self its own corrective. Of late the facilities of transport, the perfection of railroads, the concentration of capital, have facilitated trade directly between consumer and producer. " When Eastern manufacturing com panies have their agencies in all cities, and when importing is chiefly in the hands of a few large houses which retail, it is evident that the jobbing and commission business, and all the various phases of goods- brokering, must be gradually losing. .' Here ia a principle which has for years been awaiting its realization ' one which must eventually prevail the principle that, as society pro gresses, the. transfer from pioducer to consumer must be greatly facili tated. ... - We say it would be well if meat could be raised on the largest scale. and -directly transferred to the con sumer. If it be true that a greater number of middle men and small op. erators onty make everything dearer ior the ultimate purchaser, what shall we say to the vast amount of human force annually substracted from producing classes, and added to non-producing ? It is fearful to con- ; template. Let any one sum up the amount of brain-wearing, soul-killing, unproductive industry which this country annually produces, and he will be amazed. The world has never seen anything like it. And the whole system is so delusive. A man whose life-long work finds him a bankrupt, consoles himself with the reflection that he has been at least "de voted to- business." And what does this business, of late years, amount to ? On the one hand, it shows a few clerks, a family, and a porter sustained. On the other, a life passed in making articles, perhaps of neces sily, dearer for the poor. So long as their number was limited in pro portion to the number of inhabitants in the country, those who filled in termediate, brokering positions be tween the manufacturer and retailer, were of real advantage, when the fa cilities did not exist which we now have of effecting transfers between the first and last parties. As they increase, the enormous amount of lobbins now done must fall away. It is in opposition to a sound princi ple which is now gaining ground rap idly. The same thing is true of Europe as of .America ofLondjn as of Cin cinnati. Everywhere we find agita tion, whose object is to cheapen goods, and do away with the non producing classes. In the Middle Ages there were very few producers, and a vast proportion of men main tained by those who were occupied in the various processes or profitable labnr Kvprv or .1 1 a new advance since then has tended to increase the number of producers. The more the world get together, and the easier they find it to get to first sources, the more they will ob- iect to hisrh prices. Probably tne t OA day may arrive when all business in our large cities will consist of direct purchase irom the producers for ready money, and sales shall cease to be made upon precarious credit, un der the delusive hope that the risk may be run for the sake of the large profits ; and that enormous class who increase the price without adding anytuing to lue-vmue ui iuo will turn their attention and industry into channels of production. In England andtlreland, and per haps in other portions bt Europe, they have regular "market days," where the farmer, with the products of his farm ; the mechanic, with the evidences of his handicraft ; - the housewife, with the fruits of her in dustry ; in short, where the producer, in whatever line, meets the consumer, exhibits his wares, and for the time, plays the role of the merchant. The days are fixed and notorious, and the consumer goes there with a perfect assurance of finding for sale such things as his wants demand, and in first hands, without the intervention of middle men of merchants, whose profits , would be a direct tax upon the, one or the other frequently both. Time and long experience have demonstrated the wisdom of this arrangement. The re-unions are not only economical in ther op prfltinni in the savings of the profits ... ... . . wnicn must otnerwise go to me sup- port" of the middle men ; but they af- ford opportunities of social enjoy-1 ment as well a.3 useful intercourse of persons engaged in the same calling, inerery disseminating useiui lniurm-1 and valuable experiments, tend- . 1 , , 0 , ' , ing directly to me increase oi Knowi- edge among the denizens of the rural , . " , . . , .. uisincis. amuug iub mauv urauu- ful - svstems in English farm life, we L-nr.w r.f rnns mnpA wnrtliv of hpinrr know ot none more worthy or being transferred to our shores. and put in o:-r, o-orinr, Ktt nnlo no J r;. this. With the large portion ot English and Irish emigrants scattered , " j tnrougnouc our country, it is a mat- ter of surprise that this enterprise has not already been inaugurated. uur rural population can no more afford to pay an unnecessary tax to middle men, than can the farmers of the old world ; and hence we trust that the time is not far distant when the exchange, or sale, of commodi ties from neighbor to neighbor will be carried on at the monthly or bi monthly fairs of the neighborhood. A Mrs. Murdock, of Eldorado, Kansas. was rendered so nervous by some anon ymous letters sent to her husband, one whicu containeu a picture oi a man witn a rope around his neck, that when one day last week she saw Hon. Sidney Clarke and two other gentlemen come into town in a wagon, in which she imagined she saw a rope, she seized one of lier children and nearly severed head from its body with a razor, and then cut her own throat, narrowly es caping death. To her diseased imagina tion, every stranger ' she saw was hangman hunting for her husband. EDITORIAL NOTES. I twenty-rour is occupied py some wors ation ers dolng some that shows Itself in A reporter of the Enquirer speaks of a hilarious gentleman from the Capitol of Indiana as an "India Napoleon." Isn't that rather hard on the Hindoos ? The Terre Haute Gazette says croquet is the leading amusement at present ; scarcely a family can be found which does . not possess the neccessary phar iphanalia (whatever that may be) for a game. 'Shut this door and as soon as you have done talking business, serve your mouth in the same way." That is the way an editor not a thousand miles from here gently insinuates, by means of a two-foot poster, that general conversa tion can be dispensed with m ins sanc tum. Bores wouldn't do a slow thing to cut it out and paste it in their hats. What must have been the feelings of that factory foreman who was aggra vated by the action of a new hand, who failed to perform his duty right, although repeatedly explained to him, and finally approached and let out on him ? He told him what he thought of men who did as he was doing; mentioned the torrid zone, and diDDed to the very roots 01 tne Eng lish language for vigor of expression, and men was quietly miormea mac tne anx ious listener was a deaf mute. The New York Commercial Advertiser says the scheme for the transportation of aris communist prisoners to Arizona is reallv to be carried out, ana auas : "At first we were opposed to it, but now we ain't. These blood-thirsty Frenchmen will serve an excellent purpose in Ari zona, some time or otner tney win get acauainted with the Apaches. A common instinct will make them friends, till 'ye gentle savage," taking advantage there of, surprises and butchers a iew mm urea of them, wnen tne iteus win rise ana go for ve dusKv cnuuren 01 Arizona, anu that will he the last of the Apaches." The Boston Transcript gives an account of Nilsson's arrival at Jefferson, New Hampshire, on horsebacK, on ner jour ney among the White Mountains. She was followed bv a traveling carriage, with outriders, and a baggage wagon for frlm nu rtf hpr rAt tprrlpr jirwl n trunk or two. Her habit was dark-blue broad- cloth, turned back to snow a striped oVilr-t- ami a erra V lint, wit.h ntlAfleflnt's " t-, "J - - ' I " w " wing. The citizens turned out to see the fair Swede, and now that she has gone, one of them cherishes a bit of bread pur loined from her breakfast plate, which bears the impress of her teeth, and an other the pack of cards with which she beguiled the hours in playing California Jack: The New York Mail gives this sketch of Vanderbilt: "One's first impression of Vanderbilt is that he is a man of steel, and there is a steely glint in his grayish blue eyes that reinforces the Impression His face is Grecian in its cutting, and as cold, impassive and fixed as a cameo and sternness, even to the climax of the imperative, marks every word and mo tion crops out in the put down of the foot, as well as in the set expression ot the rather thin lips. Talks very little down hlf foot at every step as It he would say. 'Stay mere tin 1 wake you up again. Is addicted to whist, and handles the cards almost with the skill of a profes sional." We never could understand heretofore why it was that most people are more snappish and ill-tempered in hot than in cold weather. A philosopher has at last explained it by the most natural tneory, tnuslv : "in very not weatner you may be as disagreeable and disobliging to your friends as you please. If a coolness. arises, so much the better.". If anybody can ac count more briefly, naturally and easily, or by a more simple course of reasoning than this for aog-day lrraableness, we should like to have his views. Some one has said the acidity of temper was always there, and that the beat only caused it to "bile over ;" but this explanation lacks philosophical depth and breadth, and we scorn to accept it. The human heart is not a soda-fountain, any more than peach-basket is a vinegar-barrel, and does net act without purpose, however little we may be conscious or it. A recent writer pointedly and truth fully remarks that journalism is the only profession which is denied the privilege of privacy.' The lawyer, doctor and preacher ao tneir worn in private, ana no weignty personal responsibility au taches to them on account of it. But the lournallst is a mark for the public eye. and his every movement is as open as the course of the sun. Moreover, the work I of the press is continuous, as well as con 8tently public. There is no rest for the weary. Space is no more annihilated by first day but all the seven." Night is an lrVT oTX I " - . -. . the newspapers ot the day and afternoon Repetition is as impossible as rest. Facts are ever. new. Comments must be fresh as facts, and the edition is the re- ,., th,f m. .mill thB hm. onds. The making of a newspaper perpetual motion in a thousand fields. In work demandmg ceaseless effort, permitting no pause, exacting eternal and ever varying exercises, it is impossi I ble lor wheat to be unmixed with chaff, for accuracy not to be impaired by mis- take, for injustice not occasionally to aone Pressed Coal Dust. I of The use of pressed coal dust, com pressed into solid cakes, convenient for stowage and handling, has become quite general on board tne naval vessels oi di lerent .European countries, ana tneir value appears to be unquestionable. is claimed tnat in tne carriage oi tne lit tle bricks there is a loss ot only one per cent, instead ot six to ten per cent- as the case of lump coal, and when stored aboard they are found after two years ex posure to be scarcely at an injurcu. is claimed for them also that they are free or comparatively free from ash and can ba made from the refuse of al most every kind of coal, and in such ra tio as to produce the best effect in getting up and maintaining steam. These bricks which are exceedingly compact, and pro duced by nydraulic pressure, and require Dut a small percentage ot extraneou gummy, or xesinous matter to make them stone-like and thoroughly durable. a During a storm on Tuesday evening. the steeple of the new Presbyterian Church on Twentieth and Uxtord streets. Philadelphia, was struck by lightning ana completely aemousnea. NEWS ITEMS. is be in Hon. John Slidell, late Confederate agent to France, is dead. Fred. Huber committed suicide on Tuesday last, in Louisville, by taking arsenic. Family discord the cause. Governor Bullock has given five thou sand dollars to endow a scholarship at Amherst College for the coming woman. Harriet Pindell tried fire-kindling with petroleum at Moscow, Tenn., on Monday night. It was of course a fatal experiment. Miss Tissie Curry, of Darlington, Beaver county, Pa., was burned to death on Tuesday evening, another victim to misplaced confidence in oil. About 200,000 pounds of cloves are an nually imported into the United States, and about 1,000,000 pounds imported into England. Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt, one of the old merchants of New York, died at his summer : residence, on Long Island, on the 17th inst., after two days' illness. There are eight pin factories in the United states, whose annual production is 2.000.000 packs, each pack contain ing 3,360 pins, a total of 6,720,000,000 pins. . ; President White, of Cornell Univer- sitv. has given $50,000 to that institution, ?2U,000 Ot wnicn goes to tne norary, anu tne rest to De usea in tne coiisirucuon ui the President's house. About 850,000 tons of coal are used an nually in London to make some 8,000 million cubic feet of gas, and the "little bill" for the same amounts to more than $3,000,000. ' Several hundred colored people from Atlanta. Georgia, are spending a lew days visiting at Nashville, the citizens of which city are entertainmg tnem witn cordial exhibitions ot hospitality. The albumen wasted in the manufac ture of the albumenized paper used by photographers is converted into the beautiful marbled paper used loruecorat- ing walls. ,. , , Twenty-eight thousand claims for pen sions bv surviving soldiers ami sauors of the war of 1812 have alreadylieen an dited. and it is thought many more will be received. It is announced that all Americans vis- iting Europe must have passports, espe cially naturalized citizens, as they can not procure them of our foreign agents without showing their proper papers. The locusts, which have appeared in the Northwest, are dying in such num bers that in some localities the ground is thickly covered by them. They, did much damage to the young forest trees. A fire in Amgusta, Illinois, on the 12th nst.. destroyed five buildings, including the Yarlington House. The fire is sup posed to be the work or an mcenuiary The amount of damage is not known. Henry Kelly, sentenced to the peniten tiary for. two years lor attempted rape, swallowed a spoonful of powdered glass . i. t . . : : . . : i . i. .. t . . i . . . . . . His recovery is very doubtf nri lix me ijuuisvmc jail, bile xlii isut. The contract for completing the Cairo and Fnlton railroad from from the Mis souri line to the Texas line has been con cluded, and the work is to be completed by the 1st of July, 1872. Wilmer McLean, a real estate dealer at Manassas, Virginia, owned the farm on which the first battle ot the rebellion was fought, at Bull's Run, and that upon which the last was contested at Appo mattox. Charles Dyke, engineer on Robert Ful ton's first steamer to Albany, died Mon day in Washington, aged eighty-five years. Mr. Dyke was also engineer of the hrst steamer down the Ohio ana Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. There are at least one hundred million acres of fertile land ia Texas, owned by men who for various reasons are com pelled to sell it; and half the land in Texas is in market at prices ranging from nity cents to two dollars per acre. The cause of the famine in Perisa is due not only to a failure of the crops, but also to the fact that increased taxa tion drove very large numbers of people from tne country into tne cities, ana tnus the agricultural products were still more aepreaseq, . In the pigeon shooting match at Chi cago, on Saturday, for the championship of the United Scates and five hundred dollars a side, A. 11. Bogardus, of Illin ois, killed ninety-one out of a hundred birds, and Ira Paine, of New Jersey. eighty-nine. A man named Dolan, on Saturday. shot and killed Thomas Wallace, about sixty-five years old, his partner in busi ness, at the falls of Blaine, oi Tug fork of Big Sandy. The cause of the murder was a dispute about some machinery In the Hunter murder case at Akron on Saturday, arguments were 'finished, and the jury charged. Alter an absence of two hours and a half, the jury return ed with a verdict of guilty of murder the nrst degree. A motion lor a new trial was made. Captain D.Kenny, jr., who, during the early part ot the war commanded an Ohio battery, and was. afterward Com missary at Camp Dennison, died last Monday, at Chicago. His remains will be interred at Geneva, Ashtabula county. Ohio, The boiler of a Staten' Island ( New York ) ferry boat exploded Sunday, kill ing and scalding a large number, and addition many were blown overboard and drowned, The number lost is sup posed to nave been one hundred and fifty. The Tammany Democrats claim that large amounts of the fraudulent disburse ments of the funds of the city of New lork have gone to pay Republican mem bers of the Legislature for their support of Tammany schemes. They say that the names of these meh will be pub- usneu. i josepn ora, or Astoria, m ., was knave enough to buy what he supposed to ue a pacKage oi -queer" lor $250. His visions of spurious greenbacks turn ing out to be only saw-dust, he is now fool enough to spend time and inonev i trying to punish the New Yorker who sold him. The frightful punster of the New York World must look to his laurels. The New lork Globe remarks: "Dana, the Svn, seems determined to take ad vantage of every pretext to give Grant dressing. Let him beware 'The way the lirant's-aresser is naru.' " AGRICULTURAL ITEMS. in of of Hogs that are much confined, and can not get to the earth, will frequently be benefitted by having a little charcoal, soft brick bats, or soft rotten wood thrown to them; and a trilling quantity of brimstone mixed in their food, occasion ally, is an excellent thing. . : No better plan lias ever been devised keep butter sweet than to put it. in ean jars and cover it with strong brine. No kind of vessel, cask or tub will an swer so well as a jar. In this way it can kept lresii and sweet lor twelve months. Cuuk For AVasp and Bek Stings. It is stated that "a good absorbent" will ease the pain of stings. "One of the best absorbing substances is lean fresh meat. This will relieve the pain of a wasp sting almost instantly, and has been recom mended for the cure of rattlesnake bites. It has been used with marked effect in erysipelas." Dr. Beecher says the best tlimg is strong tobacco, made quite moist and applied to the part. Hoof Ointment. Take of lard, half a pound, rosin, lour ounces, heat them over slow fire until melted, then pulveize one ounce verdigris, and take the pot off the hre, add the virdigris, stir it well or it will boil over ; when partly cool, add two ounces of turpentine, then strain through a linen cloth, and it is lit for ue- Apply it from the hair down one inch, merely greasing it. l ou may work the horse all the time. CnuRNiNG Butter. At times, from some peculiar cause, much difficulty is encountered in . churning. The butter will not come. There ure instances of persons having churned the whole lay to no purpose, which is certainly very try ing to tne good nousewite. As a last re sort, try a table spoonful of soda or pearl ash, dissolved in a pint of warm water; pour it into tne ennrn-while it is in mo tion, and if butter don't form after this application, the operation may be aban doned as hopeless. - . , ,; How to Cook Oi-d Fowls. For the possible benefit" to some other young housekeepers; I wish to tell them how to cook an old chicken. .Prepare as for roasting, then boil three hours In 'a cov ered pot, with , one . quart of water, to which add two tablespoonfuls of vinegar, after which put into a pot in a hot oven for about one hour, to brown. The liquor in the' pot' to be prepared for gravy; should the water boil away too much, more should be added.. , The result is, the meat is as tender as young chicken, and some ttnnt ricner and better. To Can Honey. A writer in the Bee- Keepers' Journal says : In the first place it should not in any case be taken, from ttie hive until it is properly evaporated, so as to prevent souring. ; I am well aware that we can not get as many pounds, to let it remain until evaporated, as to take it as soon as it is deposited by the bees, but what we do get is much better. and when I put an article into market, I wisn it to stana tne test, wiien ready to put in cans, it should be pat in a tin vessel, set in water, and brought nearly to a scalding heat. Put in the cans while hot and screw on the caps tight. Making Cand lbs.- if any 'of 6ur farm ers who study economy in their domestic affairs, find it more economical to make their own candles than to buv them. Such persons will' find that by making the wicks about 'halt the ordinary size. and dipping them in spirits of turpen tine, and drying them carefully before the fire, or in the sunshine, before mould ing,- they will last longer, and afford a much clearer and more brilliant light tnan tnose inane in tne orainary way. a small portion of beeswax, melted with the tallow,' has a tendency to prevent tneir "running," ana renaers tnem niucii more lasting, - ! ; Crooked Breasts in Fowls. These may be hereditary or arise from quick growth and nairow perches. Whore a last growing ana consequently weak bird roosts in a narrow perch, it lacks the power to support the body by the clasp of the feet, and from very lassitude the oreast rests on the perch, which, at an early age being only gristle, It takes the impress of it. This is peculiarly ap plicable to large birds, such as Brahmas, Cochiu-Chinas, etc., which should never be allowed to roost at all, certainly not until they are over six months old Crooked breasts are always a bad sign, and fowls with them should never be used as stock birds. Remedy for Sick Fowls. (The fol lowing is communicated by a friend who assures us of its efficacy : Ed.) If the fowl be overfed, or, having eaten sonie- tmng ueieterious, taKe one teas noon I ul powdered rhubarb and mix it with two teaspoon iuls ground flaxseed; make six pills by the addition of a little lard or butter; give two m the morning and two in the evening ot the first dav. and the remainder on the morning of the second day. In case of feyer, which will be known by the heated condition of the head, one teaspoonful powdered saltpetre mixed witn two teaspooniuls ground flax seed, are to be made into six pills, to be aaministerea liKe tne preceding. How to Drive a Young House. In teaching a young horse to drive well, do not nurry to see now last he will trot. Keep each pace clear and distinct from the other; that is, in walking make him walk, and do not allow linn to trot. While trotting be equally careful that he keeps steady at his pace, and do not allow him to slack into a waiK. The reins. while driving, should be kept suug; and when pushed to the top of his speed, keep him well in hand, that he may learn bear well upon the bit, so that when go ing at a fugn rate ot speed he can be held at his pace : but do not allow him to pull too hard, for it Is not only unpleasnt, but it makes it often difficult to manage him. Death to Bugs. The following re eeipt for destroying bugs on squash and cucumber vines has been successfully used for years. It is certainly worth trial : Dissolve a table spoonful of satpetre in a pailful of water, put one pint of this around each hill, shaping the eartli that it will not spread much, and the thing is done. Use more saltpetre if you can atlorcl it it is good lor vegetables, but death to animal life. The bugs bur row in the earth at night, and fail to rise in the morning. It is also good to kill the grub in peach trees, only use twic as much, say a quart or two to each tree There was not a yellow or blistered leaf on twelve or fifteen trees to which it was applied last season. No danger of kill ing vegetables with it. A concentrated solution applied to young beans made them grow wonderfully. AN UNPUBISHED HISTORY. The Personal Difficulty Between William L. Yancey and Ben. H. Hill in the Confederate Senate Chamber. [From the Columbia (Tenn.) Herald.] Among the many event of personal in terest that transpired in the South during the late war but few are of more dramatic character, or aroused a deeper interest among our people than the unfortunate personal dimciutv which took place in the Confederate States Senate, at Rich mond, during its secret session, between Mr. Wm. L. Yancey, of Alabama, and Mr. Ben. H. Hill, of Georgia. Several different and conflicting versions of this affair have been given through the South ern press, but none has yet been pub lished that accords with a statement we recently derived from a gentleman who was at the time a Senator, and an eye witness to all that transpired on the oc casion. The difficulty had its origin in the heated political contests so common iti this country prior to the breaking oiit of the war. . It was when Yancey, his dazzling eloouence. was "fivinfir thfc Southern heart," that a barbecue, Sb- tended by thousands, was gven, wie of the southern counties of. fjeorirla. lit was here that Hill andA ancjey met the one the bold defender 3t" theMjiiion. and the other the boastquhajtinion of seces sion ; anu uuring tne uebate which en sued words woVe utterelf tiatcauRcu an estrangement that w.as never afterward reconciled. The two men met again In the Confed erate Senate, both doubtless smarting under the recollection of past contest, and entertaining no kindly feelings for each other. It was when the cause of the South was drooping, and every pa triot ueart was neavy witn despondency and 1 gloom, that Mr. Yancev. risins-in his place in the Senate,-declared that the war could no longer be caariedon with any hope of success unless many of the constitutional restraints and embarrass ments were thrown aside, and boldly ad vocated a radical change in the Govern ment to meet the demands of the public ana tne exigencies or tne hour. Upon the conclusion of Mr. Yancev's remarks, Mr. Hill promptly arose to rer ply. The scene was one of the most in tense excitement. He deprecated the opinion advocated by Mr. Yancey, and proceeded with great severity1 to review his political career, running back to the beginning of the times when our sec tional troubles were first agitated. He said Mr. i. ancey, not satisfied with hav ing jarred upon ancudisriipted the old Union, was wow cryoftt against and endeavoring to Subvert d .break down tne ijonieaerate uoyerniieiit. vv hen Mr. Hill concluded, ttiecxcitcment already at - white heat,-was increased bevond anything ever before witnessed during those troublesome times.- Mr.-Yatlcey arose, ana In a calm, uignined, sell- poised manner, peculiarly his own, com- menceu nis reply.- JHe desonbert Mr. liill as repeating slanders which had. been uttered against him lor the' past twenty years; and that all which JVlr Jlilli had uttered had been said numerous times before by every third-rate nolitieian in the country ;. and coulinued, , by , saying, "Nature has designated' the Senator of Georgia as an imitator; that hehad'been cast in a certain die, and it was vein to attempt to enlarge his dimensions, Pallid with rage,. Mr. Hill mounted to his feet, and seizing a heavy glass, ink- stana, nmea it witn ail ins might anu power at the head of Mr. Yancey, which. grazing his forehead, plowed its way to tne skuii . ana - passed on its lurlous course, crushing heavy window facing beyond. Without turning his head. Mr. Yancey, who was at the time addressing the Speaker, continued hisspeacb, delib erately remarking, "It is always the pre rogative oi cowaras to strike irom tne rear " En raced still more at this re mark, Mr. Hill, gathering a chair, rushed upon his antagonist: who, heedless of the attack, was continuing his remarks as calmly as u nothing had happened, when a number of Senatorsi; interposing the difficulty . was ended, i Mr. .-Yancey's wound bled most profusely, and a scene or tne utmost contusion prevailed. ix nas been several tunes-stated, since Mr. Yancey '8 death, that it resulted, from injuries received In this rencounter but such is not the fact, as he died from a aisease tnat coum in no way have been supennuueeu by tnis cause, j , , , 4 v An Endless Chain Orator. to a so A St. John's (N. F.V letter to the Bos . ton 1 raveller says i. nr. In the annals of our house of assembly we nave a recoru oi one oi tne most re markable feats of oratory ever : accom- plished. One of our members, in order to batne some government measure, actu ally spoke against time for twenty-four hours at a'stretch," thus throwing into the shade the mighiest achievements of ju'ciuu&Lu.eiiea or xxe commenced at 1 o clock in tne afternoon on the un promising subject of the premium Daid on the skins of wolves. The stream of his eloquence flowed on till 9- o'clock. and then his opponents felt sure that he must soon "cave in" from sheer exhaus tion, and -that their motion wou'd be passed, and they snugly; in bed b v. 11 They were reckoning without their host. Twelve o'clock struck, and the tones of his voice were as loud as ever. In des pair, and determining not to be beat, the government sent home for matresses and blankets, and stretching themselves on the floor, : were soon snoi ing soundlv. Tha.gray light of a winter's morning at lengtn glimmered through the windows the members rubbed their eyes and yawned to their horror, there was thei tormentor, evidently "blown," but still vigorous, and pounding away at the wolves skins pourihg out fresh torrents of invective when he saw them fairly awaKe. fomenting themselves with i comfortless cup of coflec in the refresh ment room, they determined to sit it out, A tie noon gun urea, anil the giant bega to reel his hand no longer smote the desk defiantly he emptied tumbler after tumbler ot water; still he held on, an not till a quarter to four did he collapse and, dropping into his chair, was last asleep in a moment. In vain did his friends try to rouse him by dashing cold water on his temples and tickling his nostrils. He had to be carried home, and the! story goes that he slept for fortv- eight hours. His name will long be re- memoerea in jNewiounuiana, and those who were privileged to behold that mem orable conflict will send down the par ticulars to their children's children Such pluck and energy could not go un rewarded. That orator is now the occu pant of one of the highest offices of gov ernment. AVho can deny that virtue is occasionally rewarded even in this life HUMOROUS. Out West the grain is now raised at all seasons by the elevators. Life's greatest enjoyment is made up of anticipation. Go ' to strangers for charity, "acquain tances for advice, relatives for nothing. Because a Fort Wayne wOman kept her bedbug poison on the same shelf with her preserves, she don't have to mend her Johnny's trowsers any more. A minister asked a tipsy fellow lean ing up against a fence where he expected to go to when he died. it.l can't get along any better than 1 do now," he said, "I. shan't' go any. where." ' ' v i i 'My dear," s:id a husband to his wifW m going to start a coffee plantation." How'll you get the land ?" . "Oh, there's no trouble about that; I always have plenty oi grounds in my cup." WheMvou make cider.' select nothing but yie soundest turnips,- chopping them -. Inboiling your cider use plenty of ice, and when boiled hang up in the sun to dry. fU.-Greeley. ' 1 Johimy was telling his ma kiw he was going ytdress and show oil when he got to be a man. His ma asked :-. 'Johnny. what -do you expect to do for a living when you get to be a man ?V , Weill I reckon I'll get married and .board with my wife's pa." Ui.iu. Whisky is your' greatest Wcmv." 'But," said Mr. Jones, "don't the Bible say, Mr. Preacher, that we are to love our enemies?" .! :'::. O, yes Jones, but it don't say we are to swallow them." " ' " ' ' ' Please accent a' lock-' of 'mV hair." said an old bachelor -.to widow ; hand ing her a large curl, ; -- -y f ' "bir, you had better give me the whole- wig." - .i . i .. -r Madam, you are Very "biting indeed, considering J-our new teeth." . , Small boy oh tip-toe to companions: S h stop your noise, alljof you." Com panions: "Halloa, Tommy, what's up now ?" , Small boy : "We've 'goti a new baby very weak and tired walked all tne way irom heaven last night niusn't go to kiekin' up a row around here." A hack-driver in Chicago who was ar rested for cruelty to a miserable looking horse, ' was asked if he ever fed , hint. vliiver feed him ? that's a good 'un.1 was the reply, "He's got a bjishel and a half of oats at home 'now, only he "ain't got time, to cat 'eniVi' j ,.-. t J-.--r out Said a pompons husband.- whose wife had stolen up, behind him and given.ftim a kiss : , "Madame, I consider such an act inde- . corousl" ... ... . 'i . . . , Excuse me." said his wife : "I didn't know-it twaB you.?; -d iui.i s. d'-i ; In the taidttof a heavy shower during a prolonged storm, a little miss was ob served at the 'window' crying bitterly. "What is the matter ?'',.6he was asked. I'm 'faid.". "There's nothing to hurt you; what are you afraid of ?'T ,MFaid rThe rising r generation. ,age .rapidly." A mature specimen, eight years old, was hunting around the police station for a stray father the other night. "You see," he remarked, with niial exultation. "guV ner's a little wild, but he'll grow out of it!" . . ,. "Now, my boy," said the committee man, "If I had a mince pie, and should give two-twelfths of it. to John, two twelfths to Isaac, two-twelfths to Harry, and should take half the pie myself, what would there be left i" bpeak up loud, so that all can" hear.' "The plateV shout edtbebdy. - "" ' " They have a 'thrifty man out in! the neighborhood of Terre Haute. . H is a wealthy fanner, who sells all his wheat, and feeds his large family on stale bread, bought of the ciiyiiakers at the rate of three loaves for live cents. ' i An old toner, who had attended, a sci entific lecture, where the learned profes sor caused several 'explosions- to take place from the gases produced by water, said, "You don't catch me putting 'water in my liquor after this. I had no -idea before that-jy ale jwaa so dangerous, though J never iked to take tjoojnnch of . f-Ti.-S HO"V'! !'!! i: ij-''ul A young and inexperienced oil opera tor, who commenced to talk oil and jiut down wells near . Rouseville.-.was asked by his boss driller before commencing work,-"vhat kind of a well he wanted to put down," meaning with large casing or small. "Well,'" replied the old vet., "Ilguess.you'd better sock tl own , a hun dred barrel well ; that's as high as they run now. ain't it ' - '- "Mr. Brown, you said the 'defendant was honest and intelligent. What makes you think so T Are you acquainted with him?'.', ., , ... . , ' "No, sir ; i never seed him.'' - "Why then do you come to such a con- elusion?" i . , , ., ,. : . , r , ' 'Cause he takes ten papers, and pays for 'em in advanced . f : , i h Verdict for defendapt. A darkey returning from church was asked to give an account of the sermon, and said : . . -. "Well, sah, de sermon, was tipon, do loaves and de fishes. De minister said dar was seven fonsand loaves and live fousand fishes divided among de twelve 'postfes." "Well, sir, what miracle i3 there about that?" "Why, sah, de mer'cle was dat they didn't bust." , . We think it must have been an Ameri can doughface who was so much aston ished to learn -that Dumas was a quad roon that he called upon him to verify the fact. ,- C -. . "I am told," began the visitor, "that you are a quadroon, Mons. Dumas." "Yes," was the answer. "And your father?" "Was a mulatto! The distinguished General Dumas, of the army of Italy, and a mulatto!" roared the author, in tones that left no doubt of the quality of his lungs. "And his mother?" continued the in truder, interrogatively. Was a negress !" shouted Dumas, rising to his feet. ' "And who, may I ask, was his father?" continued the enterprising and indefati gable bore. "An ape, sir, an ape!" thundered the indignant author. "My family begins exactly where yours ends. Waiter, show that monkey the door."