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Volume iXV.-Number 39. GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, AUGUST 29, 1850. Whole Number 767.
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Aim High and Persevere.
Student, on the hill of science,
Toiling up the tedious way,
Hero, bidding bold defiance
To the world's opposing sway.
.Artist, calmly, meekly bending
O'eryour ill-rewarded toil:
With your purpose still ascending,
Never let your strength recoil.
Statesman, versed in legislation,
Toiling for the country's good;
-Teacher, giving education
To a friendly brotherhood.
Poet, weaving brilliant fancies,
Which in breathing lines appear;
Though adverse in circumstances, . .
Still aim high and persevere..-
Through the lapse of distant ages,
Shines a brightly gleaming light
Let the thought of self-made sages
Cheer you for a higher flight.
Every passing hour improving,
Leave no time to run to waste
Every obstacle removing,
On and upwardstTll make haste.
c' j- "
Raise your guardian! staard higher;
Seek a higher excellence
Good that comes without desire,
Is of little consequence.
Thoughts that perish with the speaking,
Never give their author fame;
Gems that are not worth the seeking,
Leave the searcher still the same.
Virtuous deeds and noble daring,
Such as noble hearts possess;
Sanguine hopes and manly bearing
Those alone, insure success.
Onward then, and upward tending,
Be a moral conqueror
Let your watch-word, high ascending,
Blaze and burn Excelsior!
Let your courage fail you never.
Though adverse your course appear
Labor with a strong endeavor
" Still aim high, and persevere.
"Did you say women can't enter the
military sarvice?" asked Mrs. Parting
ton's second niece.
- "Yes!"
- "Hi ho! but I suppose youH give the
women the credit of supplying your
troops, won't you, Mr. Impudence?
Cailyle asking, "What thing to ad
mire has America ever done?" has been
fitly answered thus: "She produced a
girl, deaf, dumb, and blind, who, with
her own hands, did sewing enough to
send a barrel of flour to some of your
countrymen, sir."
"Vonce, a long vile ago, I ven intos
mine able orchard to clime a bear tree
to get some beaches to make mine vrow
a blura budding mit, and ven I gets to
de tobermost branch, I vails from de
lowermost limb, mit von leg on both
sides of de vence, an likes to sthove my
outsides in."
(r-Wilton A. Jones, a member of
the Illinois Legislature, was "duped"
out of $275 in New York, on Sunday
last, by "a very tastefully dressed fe
male," with whom he went home, hav
ing found her promenading Broadway.
Mr. Jones can tell his constituents that
be was robbed in the same room in
which the notorious Helen Jewett was
murdered, some fourteen years ago.
. Philosophy. A love smitten pro
fflonrin one of our colleges, after
conversing awhile with his dulcjnea
on the interesting topic oi matrimo
ny, concluded at last with a declar
ation, and put the emphatic question
rMWill vou have me." -
Tm sorrv to disappoint you,"
npliedthe lady, "and hope my re-r.-.i
ni not pive von pain. But I
JU3al v ... d
u Well, well, that will do, madam,"
said her philosophical lover, "and
change the sub-
now DUf - "
ject"
rf-pThree persons were recently
ed to death in Thetford, Michi-
burned
Durucu w , , 0 of her
e8"'?8? tvS clothes ta-'
rand children, by their . ciotnes ia
The Grave of these we Love.
BY WASHINGTON IRVING.
The grave is the of deal of true
It is there the divine passion
of the soul manifests its superiority
the instinctive impulse of mere ani
mal attachment. The latter must
continually refreshei and kept alive
by the presence of its object; but the
ore that is seated in the soul can
live on loner remembrance. The
mere inclinations of sense languish
and decline with the charms, which
excited them, and turn with shudder
ing and disgust from the dismal pre
cincts of the tomb: but It ' is thence
that tru'y spiritual affection rises pu
rifled from every sensual desire, and
returns like a holy name, to illumine
and sanctify the heart ol the sum
vor.
The sorrow for the dead is the on
ly sorrow from which we refuse to
be divorced, livery other would we
seek to heal every other affection
to forget but this would we con
sider it a duty to keep open; this af
fection we cherish and brood over in
solitude. Where is the mother who
would willingly forget the infant
that perished like a blossom from her
arms, though every recollection is a
pengT Where is the child who
would willingly forget the most ten
der of parents, though but to re
member, be but to lament? Who,
even in the hour of agony, would for
get the friend over whom he mourns'
Who, even when the tomb is clos
ing upon the remains of her he most
loved, when he feels his heart as it
were, crushed in the closing of its
portal, would accept of consolation
that. must be bought by forgetful
ness? No the love that survives the
tomb is one of the noblest attributes
of the soul. If is has woes, it has
ikewise its delights; and when the
overwhelming burst of grief is calm
ed into the gentle tear of recollec
tion when the sudden anguish and
the convulsive .agon v over the pres
ent rums of all that we most loved,
is softened away into pensive medita
tion on all thatit was in thedavs of its
oveliness who would root out such
a sorrow from the heart? Though
t may sometimes, throw a passing
cloud over the bright hour of gaietv,
or spread a deeper sadness over the
hour of gloom, yet who would ex
change it even for the song of pleas
ure, or the burst of revelry? No
there is a voice from the tomb sweet
er than song. There is a remem
brance cf the dead to which we turn
even from the charms of the living.
Oh, the grave! It burries every er
rorcovers every defect, extinguish
es every resentment! From its
peaceful bosom spring nothing but
fond regrets and tender recollections.
Who can look down upon the grave
even of an enemy, and not feel a
compunctious throb, that he should
ever have warred with the poor
handful of earth that lies beneath
him.
But the grave of those we love
what a place of meditation! There
it is that we call up in long review
the whole history of virtue and gen
tleness, and the thousand endear
ments lavished upon us almost un
heeded in the daily intercourse of in
timacy; there it is that the tender
ness, the solemn, awful tenderness ol
the parting scene, the bed of death!
with all its stifled grief! its noiseless
attendance! its mute, watchful assid
uities! the last testimonial of expiring
love! the feeble, fluttering, thrilling
oh! how thrilling pleasure ol the
hand! the last fond look of the gaz
ing eye, turning upon us even from
the threshold of existence! the faint,
faltering a c c e n ts, struggling in
death to give one more assurance of
Section.
Ay, go to the grave of buried
love, and meditate! There settle the
account with thy. conscience for eve
ery past benefit unrequited, every
past endearment unregarded, of that
departed being, who can never, nev
er return to be soothed by the con
trition.
If thou art a child, and hast ever
added a sorrow to the soul, or a fur
row to the silvered brow of an af
fectionate parent if thou art a hus
band, and hast ever caused the fond
bosom that ventured its whole hap
piness in thy arms, to doubt for one
moment of thy kindness or thy truth;
if thou art a friend that hast ever
wronged, in thought, or word, or
deed, the spirit that generously con
fided in thee if thou art a lover,
and has ever given one unmerited
pane to that true heart which now
lies cold and still beneath thy feet,
then be sure that every unkind look,
evenr ungracious word, every un
gracious action will come thronging
" 1 !
back upon tny memory, Knocking
dolefully at thy soul then be sure
dolefully at tny soul wen oo sure
that thou wilt lie down, sorrowing
repeDtant, on the grave, and
to
be
utter the unheard groan, and pour
out the unheard and unavailing.
Then weave the chaplet of flowers,
and strew the beauties of nature
bout the grave, console the broken
spirit, if thou canst, with these ten
der, yet futile tributes of regret; and
take warning by the bitterness
this, thy contrite affliction over
dead, and henceforth be more faith
ful and affectionate in the discharge
of thy duties to the living.
A Singular Adventure.
Once on a time a traveller stepped
into a post-coach. He was a young
man, just starting in life. He found
six passengers about him, al! of them
grey headed and extremely aged
men. The youngest appeared to
have seen at least eighty winters.
Our young traveller was struck with
the singular, mild and happy aspect
which distinguished his fellow pas
sengers, and determined to ascertain
the secret of long life, and the art of
making the aged comlortable. He
first addressed the one who was appa
rently the oldest, who said he always
ed a regular and abstemious life, ea-
ing vegetables and drinking water.
1 he young man was rather daunted
at this, inasmuch as he liked the good
things of life. He addressed the sec
ond, who astonished him by saying
that he had eaten roast beef and
gone to bed regularly "high" for
seventy years adding that all de
pended on regularity. The third had
prolonged his days by never seeking
or accepting office; the fourth by
resolutely abstaining from political
or religious controversy; and the
fifth by going to bed at sunset and
rising at dawn. The sixth was ap
parently much younger than the
rest; his hair was less gray, and there
were more of it a placid smile de
noting a perlertly upright con
science, mantled his lace, and his
voice was jocund and strong. They
were all surprised to learn that by
ten years he was the oldest man in the
coach.
"How!" exclaimed our voung trav
eller, "how is it that you havtt thus
preserved the freshness of life?
where there is one wrinkle on your
brow, there are fifteen on that of
each of your juniors tell me, I pray,
the secret of your long lile!"
"It is no mystery, said the old
man, "I have eaten meat, and I have
eaten vegetables, I have held a pub
ic office; 1 have dabbled in politics,
and 1 have written religious pam
phlets. I have sometimes gone to
bed at sunset, and at noon; but I
always paid promptly for my news
paper!"
An Item for Greybeards.
The True Union, of Baltimore,
publishes the following from "an au
thentic source." As it may be of im
portance to some friends "we wot
of," we give it a place:
A distinguished General (Twiggs)
returned from the Mexican war cov
ered with "glory." He had, how
ever, two marks of hard service
which laurels could not hide as
they did Caesar's baldness. One was
a head as white as wool, and the
other a cutaneous eruption on his
forehead. For the latter he was ad
vised to try a mixture of sulphur, and
sugar of lead and rose water. In ap
plying it, some ol the mixture moist
ened the hair on his forehead, and
after a while this part of his hair re
sumed its original color. He then
applied the mixture to all his hair,
and it all became, and is now, of its
primitive sandy hue. He communi
cated the fact to some of his friends
in Washington especially to some
ex-members, who are widowers and
seeking preferment and it has been
found efficacious in every instance.
It does not dye the hair, but seems
to operate upon the roots, and re
store the original color.
The recipe is as follows: 1 drachm
Lac Sulphur; drachm, Sugar of
Lead; 4 ounces Hose Water; mix
them; shake the phial on using the
mixture, and bathe the hair twice a
day for a week, or longer if neces
sary. One of the most heartless displays
of political feeling ever heard of took
place when Sir Robert Peel was on
his death bed. A wealthy farmer of
Suffolk county caused the bells of
the parish of Bures St. Mary to ring
a merry peal. In another place a
land holder sent a crier round with
the news "that the farmers' enemy
was at the point of death."
Texas insists that the late President
Polk recognized her right to that por
tion of New Nexico which she now
claims. If this be so, what is meant by
the passage in his message to Congress,
of December 8, 1840, whicn reads as
follows: "By rapid movements the
Vtt
Fe,
out
Province of New Mexico, with Santa
. its capital, has been captured with
out bloodshed." tsven. Jour,
A Tale of Horror.
a-
of
While traveling a couple of
since, we heard from the lips of
friend one of the most beart-rending
recitals we have listened to for
long time. He was put of! from
steamboat at or near Wolf Island,
about twenty-five miles below the
mouth of the' Ohio, for the purpose
of collecting a debt from a man liv
ing about five miles back in the
country, on the Missouri side, we
think. With a carpet bag in his
hand, he had followed a narrow
path about three miles, when
came across a small cabin.. Yet 'cab
in' would not describe the place
habitation, for such it proved to be.
It was a little dilapidated shed, with
no boards on one side and great cre
vices on the other side and in the
roof. He would have passed it by,
but moans from the inside told that
it was occupied. Wishing to inquire
his road, he stopped, .and stood be
fore the open side of the shed, and
gazed upon a spectacle, which, as he
said, was present belore his eyes days
afterwards, and haunted his sleep.
We describe what he saw, as he told
us, only saying that strange as the
story may seem, full reliance can be
placed upon his words
There was not a bed or chair in
the shed, but stretched upon the
bare ground lay the body of a young
ish looking woman, who had evi
dently just died. Her form was a
most a perfect skeleton, yet the face
was that of a refined and beautiful
woman. On her breast lay an in
fant of about six months old, with its
mouth to the breast of its mother,
and dead. And sitting up in a cor
ner of the shed, and staring the trav
eler in the face with glazed eyes, was
what he thought another corpse, but
life was yet in it. lhe figure was
that of a girl apparently about ten
years old. She could not rise to her
feet, and'yet she was not sick. She
was literally dying of starvation.
By the side of the woman, clasping
her hand, lay a man covered with
blood and apparently in a dying
state. Add to this, the filth of the
room and the half naked condition of
the sufferers, and we wonder not
that the scene long haunted the ob
server. He went in. i he girl could
not speak, but the man cried 'water,'
in a feeble voice, and pointed to the
girl as if to attract the stranger's at
tention to her. The traveler, Air,
J., of Cincinnati, hastened awav, tak
ing with him a tin pan, and says he
never ran harder in his life than he
did about half a mile to a small
stream he had passed.
On his return, he found the man
still alive, and gave him water which
he eagerly drank. He could then
speak in a whisper. He pointed to
the girl and said 'she s starving.'
Mr. J. gave the girl some water,
which aopeared to revive her, and
she tried to talk, but could not.
With much difficulty he learned
from the man that there was a house
about a mile distant, to which he
hurried. On his arrival there, he
found only a negro. While getting
some provisions and hastening back
with the man, the latter informed
him that the cholera had broken out
in that neighborhood, and the family
owning him had left for the time be
ing. He said the little girl of the
shed had daily made her appearance
there for provisions until about three
days back that the man and wo
man had been sick lor a long time.
&c. On their return, the man was
dying, and lived but ao hour. The
little girl was revived by lood, and
before they took her away, oould
talk. She said she had been sick her
self, and could not walk to the house
for food, and that her mother died
the day previous, and the baby about
the same time and that her father
had tried to kill himself when they
died. It was horrid. The child
was taken to the house, and the rest
of the unfortunate family buried.
The child afterwards stated her
name was Mary Williams, and Mr.
J. thought, from what he could gath-
er,the family had lived in N. Albany,
but in what New Albany he could
not ascertain, more than as the child
said, there were a great many houses
there, and it was evidently New
Albany, N. York. The negro said
the family had been there several
weeks, and came directly alter his
master had left. As there was not
a family in the neighborhood, the
person also having gone whom Mr.
J. wished to see, the girl, who was
sick and exhausted, was left with the
negro, who promised faithfully to at
tend to her. Yet there were but lit
tle hopes of her recovery. It has
never been our misfortune to hear a
more horrible tale of leality than
this. Evant. Jour.
ITHaynau has sent to his gov
ernment a defence of his conduct, as
ferocious as his own administration
of the affairs of Hungary,
A Tale of Horror. Adjournment—California and the Texas
A Tale of Horror. Adjournment—California and the Texas
Business—Board of Accounts—
In Pennsylvania—Mr. Ashman's
Speech.
Correspondence of the Baltimore Patriot.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 1850.
of
There
sociiis now lO Da no nrn.
I-LM:. -c . C
unuiiiiy ui m sojournment before
October, and the working member
mine mis session win "run into' the
next. The two most important
Dins mat nave yet passed the Senate
will not be taken up in the House
and they will not pass there with
out a severe struggle and a good deal
of idle debate. The extreme south
ern men will oppose the Calilorni:
bill, and do everything in their pow
er to prevent its passage, but it is
generally conceded in the House
that it will go through.
There is more doubt about the sue
cess of the still more important meas
ure the Texas Boundary bill. This
will meet with strong opposition
from the North as well as the South.
The bill providing a territorial
government lor New Mexico, will
j undoubtedly pass the Senate thi
weeg.. i nere is an accumulation o
mi a
other important business, in the
Committee rooms, that imperatively
demands immediate attention. If the
House pass the Senate bill providing
lor a Board of Accounts, it will re
lieve both houses of the most trouble
some and the most neglected branch
of their duties the adjustment of
claims against government
They cannot fail to take up the
bill and pass it at as early a dar as
possible, for they almost hourly hear
its necessity impressed upon them,
by the urgent importunities of im
patient claimants, many ol whom
have passed session alter session
here, impoverishing themselves and
their mends by the heavy expense,
besides suffering the tortures of hoie
delayed, in begging Congress and
the departments to pay claims that
are just and undoubted, but to which
Congress 'have not time to attend.'
As business in the committee
rooms has heretofore been conduct
ed, a shrewd claimant, with monev
sufficient to give a few dimes, and
employ two or three lobby agents.
is quite as likely to get a Mancy' or
unjust claim allowed as an honest
one. Hy es'aoisning a wen organ
n .lata 11
ized Board of Commissioners for the
settlement of all claims against gov
ernment, more individual suffering
will be relieved and prevented, than
in the admission of California, or in
the extension of a territorial govern
ment over Deseret.
Another measure ye neglected,
n the hands of Congress, to which
the present ruinous and sinking con
ditionof our manufacturing interests
everywhere must have called their
attention, is a protective tariff. If
we may judge from the tone of the
public press in all sections, the coun
try will expect that Congress before
they adjourn, shall extend some suf
ficient and adequate protection over
the great and most important re
sources of the country. Mr. Casev
of Pennsylvania, a few days since
made a sound, practical speech upon
the subject, and in the course o! his
remarks made a startling report of
the condition or the iron manufacto
ries in Pennsylvania. He had tak
en great care that his statistics
hould be accurate and reliable. It
appears that since 1790, there have
been, in Pennsylvania in the iron
usiness. 177 failures, and 124 of
these have taken place since 1846!
n IS49, at the close ol the year.
there were 149 furnaces out of 293,
that were out of blast, and many
more have stopped since. At the
closn of the present year, Bbout 100
will be out of employ. A decrease
of 49$ per cent, in three years, of
pig metal, and 3J per cent, in two
ears ol bar metal.
In 1S47 there was 40,966 tons of
railroad iron manufactured, and in
349 only 18,973; a decrease of 21,-
993 tons, or 54 per centJ If we en
quire into the present state of the
manutacturing interests m mew
England we shall see quite a sad
spectacle. Let the people urge im
mediate action upon ineir represen
tatives. Mr. Ashmun, of Mass., is now
making a very able speech in de
fence of the f resident's Message.
of the entire House is
in
set
feel
the
we
talk
no
by
He
well
lead
ist.
that
sixty-three
ted
ing
cent.
6316
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Irish,
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but
them
all
ease
F. M.
Russia Law of Marxiage. By
. t . I art . .
a late order oi uie Russian uowra
ment, all marriages are forbidden, ex
cept where the parties first obtain the
consent ci tne Dansn autnonue. wmcn
must, in every case, be withheld, unless
thn nersons asking it are capable at the
time of supporting families, and can
aWn furnish a strong probability mai
nnh r-anacitv will continue to the end.
The increased number of individuals
falling a burden on the State during
several years past, is the reason given
for this edict.
I .. . 4
city
trom
tle
this
far
best
0"We clip the following
the Lancaster (Ohio) Gazette, a
per we have always read with much
satisfaction!
"Good Aoyicx. A friend In send
ing us the name of a new suscriber,
throws out an excellent hint or two,
hich we cannot forbear to publish.
He savs:
"I wish the Whigs of your county
would set about it and endeavor
run up your list of subscribers
what it should be. A very little ex
ertion on the part of each subscriber,
would be sufficient to neirly or quite
double your list. This is a favora
ble time too, for making the attempt
The wheat crop is excellent, and
the prospects of our fanners are
charming. Many are only waiting
to be asked to subscribe. I hope they
win not have to wait long."
A few weeks since, the subscrib
ers ol the Marrietta Intel iireneer
took it into their heads to swell the
ist; and in the course of a few days
we learn they had nearly doubled it.
The friends of the paper and the
caue, can be much more successful
in obtaining new name, than a per
son connected with ihe office, and
with very little trouble. This is not
written in the spirit of complaint
many warm friends have done much
for ns."
Friend Weaver, that is well said
and to the point. We hope our
.subscribers will follow the example
set hy the patrons of the Marietta
Intelligencer.
We desire that twrv Whig in the
county of Clark, should take the Re
public. Let the Whigs of Clark
feel a PRIDE in extending to their
county paper a good support, and
the people we hope will be benefitted,
while the printer will be enabled to
furnish them with one of the best
papers in the State. Friends, while
we are laboring night and day for
yoi, give us your undivided support.
F. M. Spring field Republic.
W publish the above to give our
readers an idea how other people
and act in regard to their news
paper. So far as desiring an in
creased subscription list, we yield to
one. Will subscribers take it into
their heads to increase our list. We
should take it most kindly. We ore
satisfied that with a little exertion
our subscribers in ditlerent por
tions ol the county, our list might be
doubled. Friends lend us a hand.
To Core Soke Necks or Oxen. A
neighbor of mine had a pair of working
whose necks become very sore.
covered that part of the yoke resting
upon the neck with lead. They got
almost immediately, though con
stantly kept at work. 1 suppose the
being a good conductor of heat
off the inflammation, and thus en
abled the sores to heal. Agricultural'
Death of Gex. L. II. Coe. The
Memphis papers announce the death in
city, on the 10th inst., of Gen. Le
vin H. Coe. after suffering terribly for
davs from the wound inflic
on him by Jos. Williams.
PoPCLATIOX OP THIS ClTT. JaS,
McLean, E-q., has at length com
pleted his labors in this city, ia tak
ing an enumeration ot its inhabi
tants. The total population U 7,000, be
an increase since ISlOol 7SJ per
- 3167 ot these are maies, oow
female-", being nearly oiX) more;
whites, 331 bl icks, 433 mulat-
1276 ire ol German birth, 286
and 163 of other loreign coun
tries. But 31 marriages have been
enumerated by the Marshal as hav
ing taken place in the city by citi
1 he isrgen holder ot real es
is listed at 210,000.
Chillicothe Advertiser.
The Cholera in Columbus.
We were in hopes we
should be
to announce the disappearance
this disease to-day, but the deaths
yesterday threw us backsadly. 1 he
weather appeared very propitious,
the report of six cholera cases
yesterday, and five to-day, some of
ot well-Known citizens, n
calculation at defiance. The dis-
i. - P1..m(l1l
seems to linger in
and act more severely than
in the West.
O. S. Journal.
n..-r,rrTa. It is a source of
much pleasure to announce that the
is almost, if not entirely free
i t 1 . m.
cnoiera. oo lar as -"
learn, there has been no cholera
within the last few days, and but lit
sickness of any kind. We ap
prehend there will be a cessation ol
disease here, as the season's now
advanced. Chil. Adv.
Love, Courtship and Marriage the
safeguard for posterity.
Wonderful Thieves.
to
to
An Englishman who was lately
traveling on the Mississippi river
told some rather tough stories about
the London thieves. A Cincinnati
chap named Case, heard these narra
tives with a silent but expressive
humph! and then remarked that ho
thought the Western thieves beat
the London operators all hollow.'
"How so?" inquired the English
man, with surprise. "Pray, sir, have
you lived much in the West?"
"Not a great deal. I undertook
to set up a business at the Desmoines
Rapids a while ago. but the rascall
people stole nearly everything 1 had.
and finally a Welch miner ran off
with my wife."
"Good Godfsaid the Englishman.
"And you never have found her?"
" ever to this day. But that
was not the worst of it."
-Worst. Why what could be
worse than stealing a man's wife?"
"Mealing his children, 1 should
say," said the implicable Case.
"Children!"
Yes; a nigger woman who hadn't
any of her own, abducted my youn
gest daughter, and sloped and jined
ineingtns. w
"Great heaven! And did vou see
her do it?"
"See hert Yes, and she hadn't
ten rods the start of me; but she
plunged into the lake and swam off
like a duck, and there wasn't a canoa
to follow her with."
The Englishman laid back in his
chair and called for another mug of
aff-an-aff, while Case smoked his ci
gar and credulous friend at the same
time, most remorselessly.
"I I shan't go any further West
think? at length observed the ex
cited John Bull.
"I should not advise any one to go,"
said Case quietly. "My brother ones
i ved there, but he had to leave, al
though his business was the best ia
the country."
"What business was he in prayr
"Lumbering had a saw mill."
"And they stole his lumber?"
"Yes, and his saw logs, too,"
"Saw logs!"
"Yes. Whole dozens ol finet
black walnut logs were carried off
in a single nightl"
"Is it possible?"
"True, upon my honor, sir. He
tried every way to prevent it; had
had men hired to watch his logs,
but it was all of no use. They
would whip 'em away as easily as if
there had been nobody there. They
would steal them out of the river,
out of the cove, and even out tha
mill ways."
"Good Gracious!"
"Just to give you an idea how
they can steal out there," continued
Case, sending a sly wink at the lis
tening company, "just to give yoo
an idea did you ever work in a
saw mill?"
"Never."
"Well, my brother, one day
bought an allfired fine black walnut
log four feet three al the butt and
not a knot in it. He was determirr-
ed to keep that log, any how, and
hired two Scotchmen to watch it all
niaht. Well, they took a small
demijohn of whiskey with them,
snaked the log up the side hill above
the mill, and built a fire, and then
sot down on the log to play keerds
just to keep awake you see. 'Twas
a monstrous big log bark two in
ches thick. Well, as I was saying,
thev played keerds and drank whis
key all night, and as it began to
grow light, went to sleep, a straddle
the log. About a minute after day
light, George went over to the mill
to see how they were getting on,
and the log watgonef"
"And they setting on itf '
"Setting on the Bark. The thieves
had drove an iron wedge into the
hint end. which Dinted down hill,
and hitched a voke of oxen on, pull
ed it right out," leaving the shell and
the Scotchers setting a euaaam
of it fast asleep P
The Englishman here rose, arop
ped his cigar-stump into the spittoon,
and looking at his watch, said he
thought he would go on deck and see
how far we'd be down the river be
fore morning.
Raisixo Pigs. There Is a good
deal said in Agricultural works in
relation to raising pigs, but the Mem
phis Enquirer gives the following
singular item in relation to the rais
ing of a thousand pigs of lead, sunk
in the Ohio river twenty years ago:
"One thousand pigs of lead were
recently recovered from the wreck
of the steamer Neptune, which was
sunk at the mouth of the Ohio river
in the year 1830, twenty years ago.
This lead was taken to New Orleans
in the steamer Mohawk a few days
since.

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