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;,a.,i,?,ur , ;.. ,. , :, . vn : ir.TfTrv-Tl.'' H II irst.1 11 -v v u-1 n-yrx-i 1 - a h- -. "fn T'-'X VIS'S e :--.?- " -1 'L All Yfl - , , , U-A , A t $ I 50 lu A d ra II CC ' ' . '-I'M ! 0 '...'7 Published by James Harper. MTrnth and Jot s i c e . : 1-3 rr- 'J r r ' ' .-- . .t i a ,r. :! ! Volume XVI. Number: 8. GAL LI POL IS, OHIO, J A N UARY 23 , 185 1; , . THE JOURNAL, I published every Thursday morning cnT JAI9ES nARPEB. I Telegraph Building, Public Square, f copy one year, paid in advance, 81 50 i - if paid within the year 2 00 Tom. Civbs. Four Copies, $5 50 . Six " 8 00 , : ; Ten " 13 00 . The person getting up a club of tew will be entitled to one copy gratis, so long as the club continues by its exer tions, -The cash, in these cases must Invariably accompany the names. ' Adveetisihg: One square 3 insertions. Bach subsequent insertion, One square 6 m onths, " ' 1 year. $1 . To thoe who advertise larger a libe ral reduct on will be made. "Before my Hair was Gray." BY PARK BENJAMIN. You bid me sing, oh lady bright, A song of other years; There was an hour my heart was light, My eyes unused to tears. Jfy voice had then no broken string, And all its notes were gar That was the time that I could sing, Before my hair was gray. My planets then were ladies eyes, - Their smiles my sunlight made; But now no sun or planets rise, And I am in the shade. Then lovsly lips sang songs for me, . And softly bade me stay, There was no lack of me'ody Before my hair was gray. But now there are, to glad my ear, ' No gentle ditties sung; .Where'er I go, 'tis very clear : I am no longer young. Then ask me not a song to sing, . Sweet eirl, t is not my way 'Pis winter now, though all was Spring ' Uelore my haa was gray. The very birds, when falls the snow, Rejoice the woods no more You only hear the breezes blow Their music round the door; And so amidst the frosts of age Bright thought no longer stray I was more merry though less sage, . Before my hair was gray. There are some wrinkles on my brow, . Some furrows in my face; .And I must look through glasses now, The plainest words to trace; And in my voice a certain shake, . Not such as artists plar, Not one such tone as I could wake Before my hair was gray. Then, lady, bid me not to sing, . But sing a by-gone strain A touching, soft, pathetic thing, That tells of lovers' pain; And then, perhaps, forgetting all The sad past in to day, I may the tender time recall ' Before my hair was gray. Interesting to tub B'Hots! -The .Ohio Teachers' 'Convention passed the following resolution: - Resolved, That the evils of truan cy in schools are of sufficient magni tude to justify an application to the State Legislature for the enactment of a penal statute to stop it. Whereupon the wit of the Cleve land Herald thus remarks: ; We think we see one of the truant toys caught, tried by a jury of his peers, and standing up in Court, white the Judge pronounces sentence lyjgMStand up, you infant scala agTLook the Court in the eye; you have - been tried by a jury 01 your country,' and found guilty of having wilfully and maliciously de serted Colburn's Arithmetic, to go skating, and for this heinous crime the sentence of the Court is, that you be confined thirty days in the county jail, on .bread and water, and that each day you be spanked filteen times with a split shingle, and may your tiunishmentbe a warning to your fel- That Diamond Watch. A mag nificent' watch, richly get with dia monds, and valued at $10,000, has been recently exhibited in several of the Southern cities-" The owner took it 6 New.Orleans and has been en 3eavori.ng to dispose of it y raffle. On Tuesday last, one of the revenue iofficers thera 'called at the jewelry store where it was exhibited, and de aired to see . it ... The. clerk thinking be wished (a, "take a chance," han ded it to Jiira, when ha immediately fobbed itsalwful prize, v , -at'iJ 1:6 ''''I' '11' i ii ! 1 1 , -n rjf7aTha :. female : slave', of; :Mf. TooKibsof GecrgSaf'who absconded ""tome time ainee, retumed to hi fam ly.in'WasJilngton.lajf weekj perfect ly' tont'ented o cpntinpe m bermas ' ter's lamjly,: Shi. had ,been..absent in Pebnsylvapia , Z Lord Morpeth on America. The Earl of Carlisle, best known in this country by bis former title ol Lord Morpeth, has lately appeared ia the character of a popular lectu- rer, with great success, at the Me chanics Institute and Literary so ciety of Leeds. . It is certainl v a good sign to see a British Peer and Cabi net Minister ia so novel a position. His Lordship's first lecture was on the Works of Pope. He avowed himself a warm admirer of that poet, and, gave a detailed and ap preciative' critique of his works. The next evening the subject was America. We copy the more prom inent portion of the lecture as fol lows: N. Y. Tribune. It is my wish to touch very lightly upon any point which among us, among even some of us now here, may be matter of controversy, . , however, honestly think that the ex perience of the United States does not as yet enable them to decide on either side the argument between the established and voluntary systems in religion. Take the towns by them selves and I think the voluntary principle appears fully adequate to satisfy all religious exigencies. Then it must be remembered that the class which makes the main difficulty else where, scarcely, if at all, exists in America. ' It is the blessed privilege of the United States, and it is one which goes very far to counterbal ance any drawbacks at which I may have to hint, that they really have not, as a class, any poor among them. A real beggar is what you never see. On the other hand, over their im mense tracts of territory the volun tary system has not sufficed to pro duce sufficient religious accommoda tion. It may, however, be truly questioned whether any establish ment would be equal to that function. This is, however, one among the many questions which the republican experience has not yet solved. As matters stand at present indifference to religion cannot fairly be laid to their charge. Probably religious ex tremes are pushed further than else where. There certainly is a hredth and universality of religious liberty which I do not regard without some degree of envy. Applause. Ihe House of Representatives, the more popular branch ol the Gov ernment, returued by universal suff rage, assemble in a chamber of very imposing appearance, arranged rath er like a theater, in shape like the arch of a bow, but it is the worst room for hearing I ever was in; we hear complaints occasionally of our Houses of Parliament, old and new, but they are faultless in comparison. n parts of Ihe house it is impossible to hear anybody, in others it answers all the purposes of a whispering gal lery, and 1 have hnard Members car ry on a continuous dialogue while a debate was storming around them. Both in the benate and the House every member has a most commo dious arm-chair,a desk for his papers, and a spitting-box, to which he does not always confine himself. 1 went very often, and it was impossible to surpass the attention I received; some Member's seat in the body of the House was always given to me, and I was at liberty to remain there du ring the whole of the debate, or wrile my letters as I chose. The palpable distinction between them and our House of Commons I should say to be this, we are more noisy, and they are more disorderly. They do not cheer, they do not cough, but constantly several are speaking at a time, and they evince a contemptuous disregard for the decisions of their Speaker. ' They have no recognized leaders of the different parties, the members of Government not being allowed to have seats in either House of Congress, and the different parties do not . occupy, distinct quarters in the Chamber, so. that you may often hear a furious wrangle being carried on between two nearly contiguous members. While I was at Wash ington, the . question of Slavery, or at least, of! points connected .with Slavery gave the chief color and animation to the. discussions in the House of Representatives. . Old Mr. Adams, the ex-President of the Uni ted States, occupied, without doubt, the most prominent position:, he pre sented a very, striking appearance, standing up, erect. at the age of sev enty-five, having once filled the high est post attainable by an American citizen, , with, trembling hands.' and eager eyes, in defense of the right of petition the right to petition against the conlinuanca ofSlaverv. in ihe District of Columbia, with a majori ty oi me nouse usually decid ne against hirav and a portion of it lash ed into noise and, storm. I thought It was very .near being, and to some ex tent it! was, quite ; a sublime posi tion; but it rather detracted from the grandeur of -the, effect, at least, ' - - i . i i . , ..... ; I is of that his own excitement was so great as to pitch his voice almost into a screech, and . to make him more dis orderly than all the' rest. He put one in mind of a fine old gamecock, and occasionally showed great ener gy and power of sarcasm.' I had certainly an opportunity of forming my opinioD, as I sat through a speech of his that lasted three days; but it is fair to mention that the actual sittings hardlv last above three hours a day about four, dinner is ready, and they go away for the day, differ ing much herein from our practice; and on this occasion they frequently allowed ' Mr. Adams to sit down to rest. All the time I believe he was not himself for the discontinuance of Slavery, even in the District of Co lumbia, but he contended that the Constitution had accorded the free right of petition. One morning he presented a petition for the dissolu tion of the Union, which raised a tempest. Mr. Marshall of Kentucky, a fine and graceful speaker, moved a vote of censure upon him. Another member, whom I need not name, the ablest and fiercest champion whom heard on the Southern or slavehold er side, made a most savage onslaught on Ir- Adams; then up got that "old man eloquent" and no one could have reproached him with not un derstanding how to speak even dag gers. His brave but somewhat trou blesome spirit has passed from the scenes upon which he played so con spicuous a part, but he has left behind him some words of fire, the sparks of which are not yet extinct. Noth ing came ot an this stir; i used to meet Mr. Adams at dinner while it U'pfit nn. vprv ratm nnil iinrtiatnrhpil ! After seeing and hearing what takes place in some of these sittings, one is tempted to think that the union must break up next morning; but the flame appeared eenerally to smoulder almost as quickly as it igni ted. The debates in the Senate, du ring the same period, were dignified, business-like, and not very lively; so it may be judged which house had most attraction for the passing trav eler. I heard Mr. Clay in the Senate once, but every one told me that he was laboring under feebleness and exhaustion, so that I could only per ceive the great man in the tones of his voice. . I think the most attrac tive quality was more perceivable in private intercourse, as I certainly never met any public man, either in his country or in mine, always excep ting Mr. Canning, who exercised such evident fascination over the minds and affections of his friends and followers as Henry Clay. I thought his society most attractive, easy, simple, and genial, with great natural dignity. It his countrymen make better men Presidents, I should applaud their virtue in resisting the spell of his eloquent attractions. When the actual list is 'considered, my respect for the discernment elici ted by universal suffrage does not stand at a very high point. Another great man, Daniel Webster, I could not hear in either House of Congress, because he then filled as he does now, the high office of Secretary of State; but it is quite enough to look on his jutting dark brow and cavernous eyes and massive forehead, to be as- sured that they are the abode of asjcould I - C . . 1 1 . . I I much, if not more, intellect than any head you perhaps ever remarked I see many, if not for all reasons, am well content that he should be again at the head of the American Cabinet, for 1 feel sure that while he ever intensely American, he has an enlightened love of peace, and a cordial sympathy with the fortunes and glories of the old, as well as the new Anglo-Saxon slock. " The late Mr. Calhoun, who impressed most of those who were thrown in his way with a high opinion of his ability, his honesty, and 1 may add, his im practicability, I had not . the good fortune to hear in public, or meet in private society. It is well known that . his attachment to the mainte nance or blavery went so far as to lead him to declare that real freedom could not be maintained without it. Among those who at that time con tributed both to the credit and gaiety the society of Washington, I can not forbear from adding the name of Mr. Legare, then, the Attorney-Gen eral ot the Union, now unhappily, like too many of. those whom I have had occasion to mention, no longer living.,. He appeared to me the best scholar, and the most generally ac complished man I met in all -the Union. 1 may feel biased in his favor, for. I find .among my entries, 'Mr. Legare spoke to-night of Pope as be I spent a fortnight at Charleston, the capital of her . more energetic sister. South- Carolina. 1 his. town and State 'may be . looked upon as the head quarters of the Slaveholdihg interest; and repeatedly, when they ! i-VIJ I a I I a In to n is .t uie so, have hardlv distinguished from . . - . o . . . have thought the policy of Ihe Jforth too encroaching e; titer upon ques tions relating to what they term their peculiar institutions, which their euphonious description of Sla very, or when we should feel a juste? sympathy with them upon questions relating 4o the protection of the Northern manufactures in opposition to a liberal commercial policy, they have not only held the very highest tone ia favor of a dissolution of the Union, but have proceeded to overt acts or. resistance. 1 am bound to say that I. spent my time there very pleasantly. 1 here was much gaiety and unbounded hospitality.. I have made no disguise of what my opin ions upon Slavery were, are, and ever must be; but it would be uncan did to deny that the planter in the southern States has much more in his manner and mode of intercourse that resembles the English country gentleman than any other class of his countrymen; he is more easy, companionable, fond ol country file and out of door pursuits. - I went with a remarkably agreeable party to spend a day at the rice plantation of one of their chief propiletors; he had the credit of being an excellent manager, and his negroes, young and old, seemed well taken care ol and looked after; he repelled the idea, not of educating them that is highly penal by the law of the State but of letting them have any , religious instruction. I was told by others that there was considerable improve ment in this respect. Many whom I met entertained no doubt that Sla- HUUKi SUU3I9I anii'flg IIICII) ivi ever, others were inclinedto think that it would wear out. While I was willing not to shut my eyes to any of the more favorable external symptoms or mitigations of Slavery, other indications could not come across my path without producing deep repugnance. On the very first night of my arrival 1 heard the deep sound of a curfew bell; on inquirv, was told that alter it had sounded every night at about nine o'clock, no colored person, slave or free mark that! might be seen in the streets One morning, accordingly I saw a great crowd of colored persons in the street, and I found they were wailing to see a large numbe their color, who had been taken up the night belore on their return from ball, escorted in their ball dresses from the gaol to the court-house. Indeed, it was almost principally with relation to the tree blacks lha the anomalous and indefensible work ing of the system appeared there to develop itself. I was told that the slaves themselves looked down upon the tree blacks, and called them rub bish. I must not omit to state that saw one slave auction in the open street, arising trom the insolvency o the previous owner; a crowd stood round the platform, on which sat the auctineer, and beside him were placed in succession the lots of from one to five negroes. The families seemed to be all put up together, but imagine they mustolten besepara ted. They comprised infants and al ages. As far as I coulJ judge, they exhibited great indifference to their changing destiny. I heard the auc tioneer tell one old man. whom white person, that he had been bought by a good roaster. One could not help . shuddering at . the future lot of those who were not the subjects pf this congratulation point of neatness, cleanliness and order, the Slaveholding States ap peared to stand in about the same relation to the Free as Ireland does England; e v e rything appears slovenly, ill-arranged, incomplete: windows do not shut, doors do not fasten; there is a superabundance of hands to do. everything, and little is thoroughly done, Passing from the physical to the moral atmosphere, amid alt the vaun ted equality of the American free men, there seemed to be more implicit deference to custom, a more passive submission to what is assumed to be the public opinion of the day or hour, than would be paralleled in many aristocratic, or even despotic commu: i ties. This quiet acquiescence in prevailing tone, this complete abnegation, of individual sentiment, naturally most perceptible in the domain, of politics; but I thought that it also in no inconsiderable de gree pervaded the social circle, bias sed thadecisions ol the judicial bench, even infected thi solemn teach ings of. the' 'pulpit..'', To this, source may probablyj in some measure, be traced the remarkable similarity in . :1 ' . niauners, aeporimeni, conversa tion,' and torte of feeling,', which has generally' struck; travellers from abroad in American society Who that has seen can ever forget the slow and' melancholy silence of the couples who walk arm-iMrm to the table of the gTeat hotels, or of onsoclal groups who gather round the greasy meals of the steamboats, lap.up the five minutes meal, come like shadows, so ; depart? One their able public men made an obser vation to roe, which struck rea pungent, and perhaps true that was probably the country in which there was less misery and less happi ness man in any otner ol the world. If we ascend from social to politi cal life, and from manners to institu tions, we should find that the end less cycles of electioneering prepara tions and contests, although' they way uo caruea on ior me most part without the riotous turbulence overt bribery by which they are sometimes too notoriously disgraced among ourselves, still leave no inter mission for repose in the public mind: enter into all the relations of exis tence; subordinate to themselves every other question of internal and foreign policy; lead their public men, I will not say their best, but the average of them, to pander to the worst prejudices, the meanest tastes, the most malignant resent ments of the pet ale; at each chance of administration incite the new ru lers to carry the spirit of proscription into every department of the public service, from the Minister at some lorelgn court to the Postmaster o some half-barbarous outpnst, thus tending to render those whose func tions ought to withdraw them th most completely from party influ ences, the most unscrupulous parti sans; and would make large masses welcome war and even acquiesce in ruin, if it aopeared that they could mus counteract the antagonist tac tics, humiliate the rival leader, or re motely influence the election of the next President. From the Kanawha Republican. Railroad Meeting at Point Pleasant. At a meeting of the citizens of Mason county, held at the Court house thereof, January 6th. 1851. beinir the first dav ot th January Court, on . motion of George W. Stribling, Maj. Charles Uendinen wan appointed chairman, and on motion of Elijah Kimberling, Joseph 3. macnir, isq., was appointed Secre tary. . George W. Stribling, Esq., offered the following resolutions, prefacing mem wan some eloquent and appropri ate remarks, which were seconded and adopted unanimously: Eesolved, That Henry J. Fisher, George W. Summers, Benjamin H. Smith, Samuel Price and William Smith, members of the Constitutional Convention, be respectfully requested to act as lobby members of the Legis lature, and contribute such aid as may be in their power in favor of the bill for the extension of the Virginia Centra! Railroad to the Ohio River, as a meas ure of vital importance to the prosperity and the best .interests of the whole State. Resolved, That the said members of the Convention be also respectfully re quested to make known and impress upon the public mind in all proper modes, the advantages of the route for such a road, down the valley of the Kanawha to the mouth of that river; and also the facility and importance of a connection by railroad from thence to Chillicothe, (a distance of about 60 miles) which the people of Ohio stand ready to ac complish under a charter already pro cured, as soon as adeauate orovision shall bo made for the extension of the Central Railroad, and the route above mentioned, shall be adopted for the same; from which latter point by means oi ine net work ol railroads already constructed or being constructed a eon nection now is or aoon will be estab' lished with Cincinnati, with Sandusky, on the lake, and in short with every part ol Ohio. ... Eetolved, That the Deleeales repre senting this district in the Convention, be instructed, under all circumstances, and in all contingences, to support and insist upon the White basis as the only true republican basis of representation in me legislature. On motion of Col. Nathan Smith, the following resolution was adopted Jiesolvea, I hat the editors of the several newspapers published in Char'es ton, Lewisbure, Staunton, and. Rich' mond be respectfully requested to pub lish the proceedings ot inia meeting. Un motion or Thomas Lewis, Esa.. ftiA mnatlno I? t, m Af CHAS. CLENDINEN, Ch'n. J. S. MACHIR, Secretary. ! , . :i Newsffe Emnjs. Hon. Mr. Pal frey, who commenced editing the new Preeaoil organ at Bostcn, broke down m two days. Like a good many others who cut a figure in this world, they find that when they come to anything so real newspaper editing, it's no go.J ' : Ratra of.BVB. M. Sair Hctuld. This ship returned to Honolulu, Sand ich wlands,- on-lhe-16th tf .October. from the Arctic Ocean, having been "un successful in her search for Sir John Franklin. i '' -i r. i.i w QtiEBK. If a darkey, aayi. I bo for dU Uniou,' ia. he a dUunivpitt r notl Cat am de questioner) Cuba Cocks and Yankee Cocks. FROM TRAVELLING MEMS. BY J. M. WESTON. of as it It is well known that the Span iards are greatly addicted to cock figting io short,' deprive them' of !eir cock-pit and their "Plaxa del Doros"(bull ring,) and they would be much more likely to revolt than at any oppression of. the Government. While 1 was in Trinidad de Cuba, in April last, I was told of a very Iudi: croua scene that "occurred in the cock-pit in that city. It should be understood that cock fighting is a very popular and fashionable amuse ment, and-that gambling on the re sult of a fight is carried to an extra ordinary height. . Their 'birds are very small, and being deprived of all their feathery, except those on the wings, and two or three straight ones in the tail; they present a very dim inutive and naked appearance. They are never allowed to fight with 'gaffs' but use their natural spurs, which are sharpened to a nicety, and they- fight with a cool ness and care which indicates how carefully they have been trained. An American Captain of a vessel. looking at a fight that had been, some time prolonged, at length burst out with-" "Get out with such birds as them; they ain't bigger than a torn -tit, and am t worth a curse, any how! Them are some miserable Cuba cocks I reck or.! I've got on board of my ship a genuine janxee oira, mat H . lick any three or four of your miserable cocks before you could say beans, and 1 11 bet high on it, too!" , . A bet of fifty 'ounces' ($S50) was instantly oliered on the Captain' proposition, ' who, notwithstanding the remonstrances of his friends, nut up the money, and said ha 'would be thar, sure, and give all such small fry cocks at hand particular thunder!". Now, be it understood, the Cap tain had an old grey eagle an board his ship, and his first order was not to give it anything to eat for the next twenty-four hours. . He also stripped the eagle of all its plumage, causing the old fellow to feel decidedly ashamed of himself. The day of trial arrived; the cock pit was crowded to see the creat trial of one bird against three! The Captain arrived in time, with his bird under his arm. "Who pits your cock, Captain? "Who?" Well I rather think I'll attend to that buxiness myself," said ne, stepping over into the ring. . Ihe old eagie seemed ashamed of the company he wus in, and did not ook very courageous; and as thev ex amined the Yankee cock, many were the winks, side glances ard nods ex changed among the Spaniards, for excepting only his size, there was not anything very encouraging in the old eagle's appearance. He was wretchedly poor, and they also dis covered that he had no spurs! , .... Why, Laptam, said they,"vou bird has no spurs." "Not the first spur!" said he, "but he's worse than a wild cat where he scratches or bites; so go ahead!" i hree noble looking game chick ens were now brought in, and the betting commenced. Everything of fered by the Captain or his Iriends, were eagerly taken up bv the Dons The Captain it was observed, took all the bets that he could, and when quiet was restored, he gently patted the old eagle, and as he put it into the ring, where the game cocks were strutting and crowing, he said ' . : . "Now, go it, old fellow, for the honor of your countryl Give em blazes!" The eagle stood still in the centre of the ring, cocked his head one side, and seemed to be eyeingfhegame lit tle fellows that were advancing to wards him, but he stirred not! At length the chicken made a dash al him, and doubtless gave him a sharp blow, lor, with a kind ot wild s':ream the old bird started, took one glance at the chicken, pounced upon it, and with its claws and hooked bill tore it all to pieces; and, to the horror and astonishment of the Spaniards, began to- eat it!. Ihe second shared the fate of the Jirst, and so would the third, had it not been withdrawn by the enraged and mortified Spaniards, who had already Jost two. valuable biids by a very summary process. As soon as the Captain was declared winner, he snached no-his bid, col lected bis bets and strode to the door: where he . turned and addressed the bewildered crowd , . .wo nere, Jjonj,"s,id he, J'irs my opinion- that the nextTtime you fight a 'Yankee .'cock.'' you'lj know that he's . a bird that ultcays; Kck$F, r I mm ... . and slapping nu well; filled poekets, me captain and his mends withdrew leaving the Cuba eock-figh lenr . ia pleasing state of wonderment; St, Louxq Reveille. - - .3 Life on the Turning of a Card. A friend narrated to us a day of two 'shiceSn 'anecdote" of WrTyrn'es rn'TVest rennessee, wfiT(:hwewTTl attempt w repear even at the" Ksl br losing th graphlir slmpnc.ity.of.hia conversational narrative. " v . Soma eighteen -or , twenty , years since a well known resident of" Tipf ton county was but on W triari charged with the murder oi'hfs wlfii As usual in such cases'.populax el ing was largely 'against him. and all the eloquence, and,., ingenuity r of his counsel were required -to-iwke any , impression in-hu favor, upon a jury, which , however -impartial jt might desire to be in the cohsciousJ uess of sworn duty, could not hoi see the " waves of popular prejudic surging in opon It. ' i I Inecasa was ably ) argued TFi counsellor the defence made: most vigorous and impassioned aDDaU:-j The case was submitted to the jury and they retired to make . up- their. verdict. lime passed, and as, tha. setting sun warned all brtlie ap- proaching night, the laro- thrrtn'ri in attendance, the judge, connsel.'.ecf.; retired, all anxlons, the accused 'not the least so, to learn :thr?t-AVt ft the jury, and some . wondering that the jury hesitated for one moment to. bring in a verdict of guility. , la. the meantime the jury had coma to a point beyond -which they could progress no further, i The appeal of the counsel for the defence had not been without their influence, and the jury stood unchangeably six for. acquittal.. Something bad to be done In those days twelve good fellows' could not be got together for a n,ight? and sleep.' Cards appeared myste riously from the depth of sundry1 large pockets, and exercises inseven-' up and poker were jealously .'corny menced. .- About midnight one of their som ber, Col. , P., proposed , that , they, should play a game of seven-uo" tha.' result to decide the verdict. " Tha' proposition was heartily and unam-' mously agreed to, in all seriousness? and the whole crowd collected around' Col. P. and his opponent,' who- pro- cefcded to play the game on -which.-wa staked a human lile. Col. P- played to save the accused- His oddo nent played, and quite as zealously,, to secure the conviction. The, back ers, five and five, stood behind them,' encouraging the champions, and' watching the game, dimly scan by the light of two tallow candles.'wilh the most intense interest. t - r The game proceeded with venr equal fortune, till both parties stood at six and six It was Col. P.'s dea he dealt and tlr.ned Jack. ,Tha. prisoner was acquitted, and every! map of the jury joined in a shout which startled the whole village, even the revelers in "the grocery.' Next morning the jury. Aeni into court, and gave, to the astonishment of many, the verdict oi"not guilty." The juryman who played an unsuc cessful game for human life, ' still' lives, a much respected citizen -of this district. One of the counsel is ay very distinguished -member to! tha Memphis .bar, and the accused has as we .believe, gone to a higher, court, but neither of them, nor an of the assemblage, nor the court, who marvelled at the verdict, 'eighteen years ago, have ever known that bu man life was saved by turning Jack' There are some curious .episodes in, the history of our early settlements; but who would think ol venturing iil'e Jack. sz--. i Mem. Eagle. LiTDiciiors. a young Itinerant prea cher, in the constant habit of declaiming a great deal about the CreatioHi and es. pecially aboulthe first getting up of msn, whenever he wished to display his native eloquence to good advantage, was ona day hd'ding forth to a mixed congrega ton in a country school house. . Become inn warm and enthusiastic as he .pro-' Ceeded, it was not long before he reached his favorite theme, and started off in something like tho following sty 1 "And when the world was created,and the beasts of the field, and the fowls of the air, and pronounced verr pnnH. God said: let us make man. ; Ami h formed man after his own likeness, and declared him' the noblest of ' all- ttia works of his. hands." And he mada woman also, and fashioned her in the exact image of man, w'th a little varia tion" ' I i - "Thatilhe Lord for the variaiitm shouted an old sinner, who sat over ia tne amen corner of the room, at thU in teresting juncture of the discourse.' '" '- The effect was perfectly ludicrous and irresistible.-: The preacher dropped the subject where her was interrupted, . and was never heard o allude to it during a' subeueni ministry of forty years. :::': . .1 -.'-I., i j-'j a .Vamixo RoBBBY.Jolin. Rossi of Rock Island, IiU was robbed on lion. day night jat St Louis, on the steamer Ftnanner, lying at the vh&rf. -,f $395.', He had just. returne4 from California."' " "