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B. KINSOX,
rdtng and CsmmUtimt Merchant,and
Dealer in GrocerUs and Produce,
RNOXT STBKKT, BLOOMING-TOW.
IOWA HOUSE,
Jlnd
General Stage-Office^
HE undersigned having leased the above well
known stand, situated on Fror.t street, oppo
!ia steamboat landing, and refitted it with new
foaiture. would respectfully inform the citizens of
Hroingiop, and the surrounding country, as also
public that he is now prepared for the
^nmodation of the public in a manner which
flatlets hinis-if cannot fail to please. His table
be supplteJ with the best the market affords,
!j hi* stable with all kinds of grain, under the
je rf carrful and attentive ostlers. A share of
patronage is respectfully solicited. His
-wg are moderate, corresponding with the
|irM su? 30-43 JA'S. BORLAND.
TPABVIM, Attorney at Law, Blooming
ton Iowa.
SCOTT RICHM A.N,
Bloftimnjjton, Iowa.
l,«r,
Attorney ai Law,
W. RICH MAN, wJudesak and retail gro-
and forwarding and commission mer
it, iJlodmiiigton, Iowa. Jan. 5
flEJ. HI,'TL'UISON & CO.Boot aud Shoe
miktrt, would respectfully inform the inhab
it of this place, and the surrounding country,
hey are now prepared to execute all orders in
line in a neat and subctantial manner, at a re
in price proportioned 'to the state of
the
•Vit, Dry HIJes, Tallow, Beeswax, etc.taken
Lament for
work.
I .Ml. Shoemakers and others can be supplied
Peifs. fMoomington. Nov. 3. 62
\M. & HOLMF.S, Marble Cutters, contin
ue \.o furnisU, on the shortest notice, and at
5 i"ed prices, all descriptions of MONUMENTAL
fSK, eifcutcdin theneate»tmodern style. Or
Ji:»from a distance, if accompanied with the cash,
It responsible reference given, will be promptly
)*{.
I»wa Citv,Oct. 1843. 49ay
jfiil IRLE3 ATTOON, Attorney at Law and
Silatj/ Public, Bloo.nington, Iowa. Will,
pr-mpt attention to all professional business
K: which he may be favored. He has full pow
er] authority to administer oaths and take ac
•^leJsm^nts, or proofs ofdeeds, mortgages, pow
''attorney, and ether instruments of writing."
Office in the Court House. March 17, '43.
B. CO VELL, Surgeon aud l'hysician,
rf.iiem, Iowa. Having well supplied himself
meJicinc is reatiy to attend to ail calls. He is
tf.iful for past patronage.
-lem, Iowa, Jan. 28, 1842 14tf
imTt* tfDITSE. IT. COTCf^TTWpectftiHy w
foimsthe public that he continues to keep a
*::c House at Salem, Muscatine county, Iowa,
the iesi
accommodations can be had, between
^ains'-sn and Davenport. Private rooms to be
I1'- all times.—Hisstabie is good and at all times
i»hci! with all kinds of provenuer. He invites
I1'-Ml of these statements. Several comfortable
'»!»to rent Salem, Iowa, Jan. 28, '42 14tf
,„„*WAN'S HOTEL., ,,
rflilS sdbftcriber begs leave to inform his old
I* friends and customers, and the public in gene
I* aat he has refitted and repaired at much ex-
Kaeiuu trouble, his large and commodious Hotel
l^ -e accommodation of members of the legislature
I"*!!!others who may favor him with a call. His
,?!iaro
well furnished and warm and he has pro
l^: servants who he guarantees shall be attentive
l,: »c*jmmoJating. His table will be furnished
pMhe Sest the market will afford, and his terms
at w.ii be satisfactory to any gentleman who
iarot lutn with a call. In connection with the
I** iishroent, he has a large, commodious and
p"M\»'ole,yhich will be famished with horses,
Jct.Tiages, sV i£rhs, &c. &c.
1 fhis
Hotel
is
situated
!.^er
1 w
convenient to the Capitol,
*tth a ijood pavement connecting the two—and
P'itone door from the Post Office—and he flatters
lbtflfthat he will be able to accommodate his
(•iendsand the public in a style of convenience and
paifort, equal if not superior to any hotlelin the
fewest. He therefore, respectfull solicits a share
•f public patronage in his line of business.
CHAUNCEY 8WAN.
City, Nov. 24,1843—3-tf.
Patent medicines* &c*
BV\l\ts Panacea Houcks Panacea, Orris
v tooth wash,Chlorine tooth wash,Sappingtons
ifcrshaws ague pills, Lees pills, Morrisons
fiilj BramJ.'^hs pills, Sias' pills. Tomato pills,
**. Sets, AaaV:«°n»' n00^'? P'"*i ?"id
S„«p»in., oer»e «I"1 bone L,n.me„.
Maars Iinament, Hays Lintme^ »r*^.
•'it, Volatile Lioament,
Opodeldoc, Godliv,
N Bitcmins^Drops, Balsom of Life,Dalbys U5r*
^iiive golden tincture, Oil Spike, British Oil,
8l»flera
Oil, Lemon Add, No. Sir, Thompsons
78"ner,Tooth ache drops, Tuoth powders, pile
lament, Davidsons magnesia,Essences of al 1 kinds
I ^lers eruptive ointment, Cleveland vegetable
iKaednpi an infallible cure for fever and ague, to-
with a variety of medicines of a simiiar kind.
ale by JOHN B. DOUGHERTY.
1844 30-tf
W31st
ANTED—Wheat, Corn, Oats, Beeswax,
Hides, Hemp, 4*- for which we will pay
highest market price, aad s "II gooA it the low
CAAH price aug 30 GKUV and EIDHI.
1 HA tag" white lead just n^dud for sale by
LW
May 10
J. BENNbTT &
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L.
except at the
OF ADYEBTISIKO.—For
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l»t insertion, $100 each subsequent insertion,
iS Trger ones in proportion. Advertise
seni to the office for publication, without des
L.tjgt the number of insertions, will be continued
Xtil ordered out, and changed for accordingly.
hr Liberal deductions ntafts to yearly advertisers.
From the Geneseo Democrat.
SOJYG OF TEXAS,
Aim—" A lift on the Ocean Wave."
Slake room on our banner bright,
That flaps in the lifting gale,
'WOT the orb that lit the fight"*
In Jacinto's storied vale,
v
The blood of the Saxon flows v
i In the veins of men who cry,
#Give eir, give ear unto those
of God. When asked, who made you 1' he
antvated, nobody.' He has not mind enough
to do the ordinary worn or asiave tie win
not ask for anything, nor touch food, however
hungry, unless it be offered him.
Almost his only manifestation of mind 18 in
relation to numbers, in which his power is ex
traordinary. He will tell the product of the
trultiplication of any two sets of figures under
a hundred instantly.
He
Cn"with
He replied,
CO.
pencil and paper we made the follow­
ing calculations, the questions being asked
thus. *How much are 99 times 99?* He
readily answered, 9,801 *Well how much
is 74 times 86 1-2?* He answered, 6.401.—
How many nines in 2,000 _He answered,
•two hundred and twent-two nines, and two
over.1—' How many fifteens in 3,356 I' He
answered, 523 fifteens and eleven over.
If a stick, standing straight up, 3 feet long,
made a shadow of 5?eet how would a pule be,
that has a shadow thirty feet long? At this
he drew himself up and gave a siily laugh.-—
His master said he did not understand such as
that. We then asked him how much is 3,333
times 5,555? In this instance, as in some oth
ers, he looked serious, began to twist about
in his chair, to pick the clothes, finger nails,
to look' at his hands, put the points of his
thum to his teeth, r/iove his lips, and then
seemed to think a little, and then his counte
nance would give indications of mental agony
and so on. His master told him to walk about
and rest himself- He went into the yard and
appeared to be alternately elated with rapture
and depresed with gloom. He would run,
jump up, throw his arms into the air above
his head, then stand still, and then drag his
foot over the weeds, look up and down in a
word he took on all sorts of crazy motions.—
We sat down to dine, and when we arose we
found him on the piazza sitting down perfect
ly composed. On being told he had done it,
I said how much is it He answered, eigh
teen millions, five hundred and four thousand,
eight hundred and fifteen.'
4
*wgr*$wzz*
r-i
Who pine for their native aky
call on oar mother-land
For a home in Freedom's hall—€
While stretching forth the hand,
Oh! build no dividing wall!
The Mexican vaunteth no more
In strife we have tamed his pride*
The coward raps not at your door,
Speak out! shall it open wide
Oh, the wish of our hearts is strong,'
That the star of Jacinto's fight
Have p!aced in the flashing throng
That spangle your banner bright/*
A IJV1NG WONDER*:
A very peculiar phrenological wonder exists
at present, near Huntsville, Alabama, to be
found in the person of a negro boy, who com
bines in himself the most extraordinary mani
festation of mind in mental calculation, with a
weakness almost idiotical in other respects.
An account of this extraordinary person is giv
en iu the Southwestern Christian Advocate.—
He is seventeen years of age, and already
weighs two hundred pounds, and h\s disposi
tion and temperament appear to be as peculiar
as his mind and body.
He was never known to commence
If*
I
*w
i
Through clouds, all dark of hue,
It arose with radiant face
|f)h{grant to a sister true,
Yfe stars, in your train a place!
Mary,' said Susan Maxwell to her cos
sin, *do you not mean to call on the
strange lady at Mrs, Campbell's, and in
vite her to your party-?'
Indeed 1 do not! I intend that my
party shall be very select, and of course I
don mean to ask every body.'
41suppose
4
a
venation with any one nor continue on furth
er than answering questions in the fewest
words. He speaks very low and tardily. He
has never been known to utter
a
to steal, and is but little subject to anger—will
not strike a dog or anything else but when
vexed by his sister he will take hold of her
arm, as if he would break it with his hands.
He cannot be persuaded to taste intoxicating
liquors. He has never manifested any predi
lection for the sex. There is nothing remark
able in the configuration of his head or his
countenance, save that his eye is uncommonly
convex and continually rolling about with a
wild and glaring expression. His laugh and
movements are perfectly idiotical. He does
not know
a
con*
falsehood, or
letter or a figure. He has no idea
Really, you can see further iiito a mill
stone than any one else, Susan! pray how
did you disco vet that Miss Brandon is a
perfect lady Have you been to see
her
4
No but I met her it poor old Mrs.
Wood's cottage, and the kindness of her
manner to the old woman, and the perfect
ease and self-possession with which she
met my embarrassed efforts to commence
a conversation convinced me at once of the
goodness of her heart and of her familiar
ity with refined society.'
4
W ell, I have no doubt that you are an
excellent judge, but as I happen to know
something about the family of this lady, I
believe 1 shall adhere to my own deter
mnation, and not invite her to a party
which 1 intend shall be particularly se«
lect.'
4
Why, what do you know about Miss
Brandon's family, Mary said her brother
who had been a silent but not inattentive
litener to the conversation of the cousins.
4
Why, George Benson told me that he
had good reason to believe that her father
was a mechanic, and that he knew she
had a brother who at one time was a
school master.'
4
George Benson is a fool and really,
Mary, though I do not wish to speak
harshly, I must say that your conversa
tion does not do much credit to your un
derstanding. I have the pleasure of Miss
Brandon's acquaintance, and I assure you
that if I could flatter myself that you
would ever resemble Irer, I should be
tnore proud than I have yet had reason to
be of my sister'
Mary Spencer curled her pretty lip and
tossed her head in disdain as h/».r Kro**"-*
uomoJ in tpoolf. Hut
dip did
4
4
What?* said I.
118,514,815.'^
For the purpose of obtaining a clue to the
mental process by which he ascertained such
results, he was asked how he did it, his unva
rying answer was,' I studies it up.' He does
not count on his fingers or anything external,
nor indeed does he seem to count at all, and
yet he combines thousands and millions, and
plays with their combinations, just as others
would units. All the instruction he ever re
ceived was from his master, who taught him
to count one hundred, and would ask how ma
ny twenties in a hundred, and how many fives,
&c. This is certainly an extraordinary case,
and one that is deserving the attention of the
mental philosopher. Some of our phrenolo
gists will no doobt give it their consideration,
as it sustains is a remarkable manner that sci
ence, and can be accounted ftp by iu
pjinciples* /L."
A young physician asking permission
to kiss a young lady, she replied, No.
sir, I never like to have s doctor bill
thrust in my face.*'
Here, yoo bogtrotter, said a dandy^oap
leek, to an Irish laborer, tell roe the bifigest
lie yon
ever
told in jour life, and 111 treat you
to a quart of whiskey punch."—4*An,
V*
by my
•owl," retorted iH yet be*p^*gw*
tlemait
a
^BLOOMINGTON, IOWA, FBIDAT, OCTOBER 18, 1844.
From the Saturday Conner.
TB£ SELECT JPAMTWl
BY
u
LADY OF XABXLAXD.**
not,' said Susan,
4
but you
ought surely to pay some attention to a
stranger, and to one whose appearance
and manner* evince that she is a perfect
lady.'
u
not
reply»and
to change the conversation, Susan enqui
red of Henry when Mr. Wilmot was ex
pected in the viilage.
It is probable that he will be here this
afternoon.'
4
multiplies thousands,
adds, substracts, and with the same certainty,
though with more mental labor. Several in
stances of this faculty of combination aie giv-
Oh I am so glad,' said Mary forget*
ting her anger.
4
He will be here in time
for my party.'
*4 But, Mary,' interrupted her brother,
how do you know that Wilmot is suffi
ciently genteel to make one of a party
which is to be so very select
4
V
Phaw Henry, have done with your
nonsense—you know as well as I do that
he is one of the most distinguished men
in the State, and that his society is court*
ed by aM the first families.'
4
Well, I expect he will arrive in the
stage this afternoon, and if he is not other
wise engaged 1 will biing him here to pass
the evening, and you can then judge of his
pretensions to be ranked among the elite.'
Mary Spencer was the belle and the
beauty of the village in which she resided.
Her mother being a widow in easy cir
cumstances, and having but two children,
had adopted the orphan niece of her de
ceased husband, who was nearly of ihe
same age as her own daughter. Pleasi»g,
though not beautiful in hei person, and of
a disposition to shun rather than court cb
servation. Susan Maxwell was complete
ly eclipsed by her brilliant cousin. The
natural difference of her,character being in
creased by her dependant situation, it re
quired more than ordinary penetration to
discover the refined and. cultivated mind,
the fervid, affectionate nature which were
concealed by her unobtrusive and some
what cold manner.
Westville, a beautiful little village, and
its inhabitants are respectable, and for the
most wealthy. It contains, besides, a
mineral spring, which, though not cele
brated enough to render the village a place
of fashionable resort, is sufficiently so to
attract those who are willing to escape the
dust and heat of the city, without the eclat
of a visit to the springs.
No visitor, however, had ever yet ap
peared of so much importance as the one
who was now expected. Charles Wil
mot, though still a young man, had dis
tinguished himself in the counsels of \he
nation, and won a name and reputation
among the great men of the day, which
rendered him an important personage in a
far more extended circle than that of
Westville. No wonder, then, that the
little village was in a flutter of expectation
when it was announced in the newspaper
that the Hon. C. Wilmot having declined
a public dinner tendered him by the in
habitants of would arrive in a few
days at Westville, where he would remain
for some weeks for the bene6t of his
health.* The excitement caused by this
paragraph was partaken of by the family
of Mrs. Spencer, all the members of
which, though for different reason*, were
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anxious to eee^the distinguished stranger.
Henry, who had known Mr. Wilmot the
preceding winter at Washington, was anx
ious to renew an acquaintance from which
he had derived both pleasure and instruc
tion. Mary wished for an opportunity of
trying the power of charms, which she
believed required only an opportunity of
display to prove irresistible. Her motto
was—
Let me be seen, could
I
that wish obtain,
All other wishes my own power would gain.9
Mrs. Spencer was desirous of seeing the
man of whom she had heard so much, and
Susan Maxwell, who had been an atten
tive reader of the debates in Congress,
was gratified at the prospect of becoming
acquainted with a distinguished orator and
statesman. Mr. Wilmot was therefore
received with great cerdialty by Mrs.
Spencer's family, with whom he spent
the fitst evening of his sojourn at West
ville. He was a fine looking man, about
thirty-five years of age, with brilliant eyes
splendid teeth, and a countenance expres
sive at once of fine feelings and of the
highest order of intellect. His manners,
too, were so polished, so refined, so full
of graceful deference to the opinions of
those with whom he conversed, that, ad
ded to his rare colloquial powers, they
could not fail to make a favorable impres
sion. Henry was in raptures: Mrs. Spen
cer was much pleased. Even Mary, in
contemplating the attractions of her visitor
forgot to calculate the effect of her own
while Snsan hardly dare trust herself to
speak of one who, only of all his sex she
had ever seen, realized all her conceptions
of the dignity of human nature. Wilmot
remained(all the evening at Mrs. Spencer's
and hit? opinions of the family can be
gathered lrom the following letter, which
on his return to his lodgings, he address
ed to his friend, Col. Liston
MY DEAB LISTON:—I cannot sleep, and
there is no one here with whom I can
converse so freely as with you. There
fore I have concluded to
4
May 1 ask who is the fair lady with
whom you were riding, this morning Mr.
Wilmot said Mary Spencer, as that gen*
tltman entered Mrs. Spencer's parlor.
4
It was my siater,' he replied
,y
4
health is delicate, and she is ofderedby
her physicians to ride every day.'
Indeed, I was not aware that your sis
ter accompanied yo». Why did you not
inform us that she wae in the village and
allow na the pleasure of making her ac*
quaintanee^
her
»*r* rma
l^re for several weeks
but her feeble nealtii confines her much to
the house, which is the reason, probably,
that you have never met.'
I regret very much that I was not a
ware of her being in town but I hope
now to have an opportunity of repairing
my involuntary negligence. I seldom vis
it strangers unless I know who they are,
for there is a risk, in this place, of making
very improper acquaintances. I am sure,
Mr. Wilmot,' she added,
4
you approve of
young ladies being very particular in their
associations f*
4
Certainly, Miss, btjt I did not suppose
that any but respectatriepenKms would at*
tempt to enter into society at Westville.
4
Oh, they are respectable in a certain
sense, but what I mean is, that they are
not the first people.
4
The first people! I do not understand
the meaning you affix to that expression.1
4I
wiil then give you an account of a
very narrow escape 1 made from forming
an extremely improper acquaintance, and
you will then understand what I mean by
the first people. Among the visitors here
this summer is a Miss Brandon, who, I
am told, is extremely pretty and genteel
in her appearance. Susan here was quite
charmed with her, and I was on the very
point of calling on her, when fortunately
I learned that her father was a mechanic,
and that she had a brother who had kept
a country school. Of course, I declined
to visit her, for mechanics have certainly
no business in good society and as to
school masters, if there is any thing upon
earth for which I have a perfect contempt,
it is a country pedagogue.'
Mary had been so occupied with her
subject that she did not perceive the
look with which Wilmot regarded her,
until, as she ceased to speak he advanced
to the sofa on which he sat, and .bowing
proudly, said—
4
bestow my te«
diousness' upon you. Oh, Liston, I ve
rily believa 1 have met my fate in the
shape of an angel! You know I have al
ways ridiculed the idea of love at first
sight, but who can control their destiny
I have this evening seen a creature so sur
-singly lovely that if her mind corres
pondtu ..u. i... .—4 .k. will
look with an eye of favor upon your friend
we will forswear ambition and devote his
whole future life to love and happiness.—
But I will endeavor to give you a method
ical account of my introduction to the
beautiful being who has well nigh be
witched me. You remember Henry Spen
cer, the clever youth who visited Wash
ington last winter, and with whom we
weife both so much pleased Well, he
lives here, and he met me immediately on
my arrival and invited me to pass the eve
ning with his mother and sister. He pres
sedthe invitation so earnestly, that I could
not decline it, and though Nomewhat fa
tigied, after spending an hour with dear
Julia, I repaired to Mrs. Spencer's, more
inched with a view to gratify Henry than
with any expectation of pleasure to my
self^ I had not, however, been in the
house ten minutes before my fatigue was
forgotten, and I remembered only that I
was in the society of the most beautiful
creature I had ever seen. Mary Spencer
cannot be more than seventeen, for she
has all the brilliant bloom of extreme
youth, yet there is in her deportment all
the dignity which belongs to more mature
years. But I cannot describe her. Some
day, perhaps, you may see her, and you
will then own that if your friend has lost
his reason, he has at least, a fair excuse
for his folly. Mrs. Spencer, the mother
of Mary, is a fine respectable looking old
lady, and there is a pretty looking girl, a
relation of the family I presume, whose
dark grey eye, and pale high forehead,
give promise of intellect but her manners
are reserved, and I did not maka much
progress in her acquaintance. Julia's
health is much improved. She does not
know Mrs. or Miss Spencer, but has met
with Miss Maxwell the grey eyed maiden
I have spoken of, and is quite pleased
with her, a circumstance which preposs
es me in her favor. You know my confi
dence in the judgment of my sister, and
how much I am disposed to love all to
whom she is attached. I have written
you a long letter, but I cannot conclude
without telling you that Miss Spencer is
to give a party in a few days, and that
your sober, sedate friend, who eschews
the follies and vanities of fashionable life,
is as impatient for this village fete as a
youth of eighteen. Write soon, and di
rect to Westville. I shall be here for
fome weeks, Yours, &e. C. WILMOT.
If such are your sentiments, Miss
Spencer, I owe you an apology for having
intruded myself upon your acquaintance.
Miss Brandon is my half-sister, and both
her father and mine were mechanics!—
Moreover, I am the identical country
school master of whom you have heard.
I have the honor to wish you a good mor
ning.' And again bowing to all the ladies,
Mr. Wilmot quitted the apartment, leav
inj^ his hearers almost pctrilltftl %i*l*
seuieui auu cuustciui»w«.
A few days after, Wilmot again wrote
to Col. Liston.
MY DEAR LISTON :—Mortified self-love
is a sovereign panacea for a wounded
heart. Mrs. Spencer has completely dis
solved the enchantment which her beauty
had created, simply expressing her opin*
ion that the daughters of mechanics are
not entitled to mix in good society, and
by her unqualified contempt for country
school masters. You know that it is not
many years since I quit the profession of
teaching. To do the lady justice, she
did not mean to mortify or offend me by
expressing her sentiments. She did not
know to whom she was speaking nor
was she aware, from the difference in the
names, that Julia was my sister. About
an hour after I left Mrs. Spencer's house,
where the conversation I have alluded to
occurred, Henry came to me greatly dis
tressed by what had taken place, and full
of apologies for what he called his sister's
folly. A little reflection convinced me
how idle it would be to take offence at the
silly expressions of a young lady, so I
complied with Henry's request to spend
the evening at his mother's, and even in
duced Julia to accept Miss Spencer's invi
tation to her party, which took place last
night. As now, you will say, having re
covered from my brief love fit, I will be
in no danger from a second attack from
the same
malady.
erous heart. To be serious, I think I
have found in Susan Maxwell a being
formed to constitute the happiness of my
future life, if I can succeed in gaining her
affections. She and Julia have become
exceedingly attached to each other, and^ I
am
encouraged
tain it is
You are mistaken.—
The spell which mere beauty had cast a
round me being broken, I am ready to be
attracted by the more pJwerful charms of
a
cultivated
intellect, and a noble and gen­
by the latter not to despair.
I shall remain here till Autumn, when I
hope to bring my wooing to a happy con
clusion, and to have the felicity of intro
ducing you to Mrs. Wilmot.
Yours, truly,
C. WILMOT.
I^e summer months glided rapidly and
pleasantly away at Westville, and early
in autumn the village newspaper announ
ced the marriage of the Hon. C. Wilmot
and Susan, only daughter of the late Jas.
Maxwell, Esq. ...
The moral of our story he that runs
may read.
too late, the correctness of Pope s conclu
sion—
u Worth makes the man—the want of it the feHow
—The rest is but leather or prunella!
Allow a man to have wit, and he will
allow you to have judgment.
When you make a visit of ceremony*
lite care not to make it too long.
Qbttinacy and Ignorance are twine.
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BBOOAKY IN FRAMOT.—Mr. Walsh,
in a letter to the Nation! IntelHfceaeer
received by the laaLsteaawr, awesIT^
At Lyons, last month* fbrtjr thousand
francs were discovered ia an old meee of
furniture left by a meadicanu Every
day it happene to me to note how easily
the French are moved by personal etaim*
to bestow their change. Two veteran
beggars here, with long silver Jocks and
beards, and heads worthy altogether of a
Rembrandt's pencil, have seleeted wjthkc
beat the avenue of St Cloud On the 1st
May, the king's festival, I told one of
them, stationed where the mnltitade from
the railroad of the right bank were to pass,
that I would give him five sous iffce
would state to me truly the sum he wae
likely to get during the course ofthe day
he agreed,'and estimated it at from forty
to sixty francs. He had no reason to ex
aggerate. Another of these aged vagrants
fixed my attention in the beginning of th«
season thick gray hair hangs from eaeh
side of his head, and reaches his shoulders
the broad middle is quite bald, and of a
deep yellew from forehead to neck,
have never seen him otherwise than bare
headed, even in the worst of weather.—
About a fortnight since, I observed him ia
the market very early, leaving a stall
where he had deposited a basket. I ques
tioned the woman of the stall about him.
She was surprised that I did not know
the old pilgrim.
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that
ges and
some of the most serious
.-Si
t'V 4s
He gets his livinf,
chiefly, by carrying for hucksters antf
shop-keepers he prays for those who
give him any thing, and be assured that
he has been of real service to many
has been to Jerusalem.• 1 fell into con*
venation with him the day after, on the
main avenue, and near my door, whieih
he passes frequently. If is story is this:
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SS^JJI
WHOLE NO. *tf.
t-*'
Ae
he
am eighty-six I have not worn fron
boy-hood, hat, or any other head«gear4
when I was fifty I accompanied two
priests to Palestine I hate never been stsk
I walk on an average tM or thfVf
leagues a day I do not ask dot die
small dealers (les petitt commercants)
keep me from want Jjy jheif
stone. i fi,
n -n- -j#*1 Is- v
Kuuvocs
BvrscTs OF HI OH TARIFFS.—Cer*
chan­
commercial distresses ean
be
traced
tective1 system. A few ywr^ncSf s^®tf™
a duty was levied
on cotton
more men coujd play at, and vigorously fell
to. Competition reduced the prioe of labor
and the profits of the work, and high prieee
lessened the consumption and demand. Th#
manufacturer wes completely hedged in by
tariffs, still was he in a sinking condition, aad
cried out lustily for more protection.
could not stand up under the system, be eould
not exist without is, and failed. This
We should like to bear Dan Marfafft
tell the story about the Yankee who loft
his yellow dog. approaching a wood*
chopper by the way-tide, the xankoe ac
costed him
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Spencer realized, when
Mary
ihfe
«nd woolen oX
ufactured goods, that it amounted nent^
prohibition. Tlie^mmediata consequence
wae,
much capital and industry was transferred
from its accustomed channels to manufactu
ring. There followed a host of attendant evils
on this change. The deserting of other esa
ployments, the change of habits, the oppres*
6ion of those classes whose pockets furnished
the means of paying for this protection of mo
nopolies. Yankee Jonathan's wits soon taught
him that this manufacturing was a game
that
He
wae
not caused by any foreign competition it wa§
no more than the legitimate effect of the nt*
strictive system carried oat.
We hesitate not to say that we recognise
somewhat of the same features in the present
state of manufacturing. The tariff of 1849
gave the business a new impulse.—Capltaliste
moved at first with great caution, but all phi*
losophical prudence is easily dissipated by the
reports of eight, ten and twelve per cent semi
annual dividends.—Old companies make more
money than they dare divide. New compan
ies are going into operation, whose capttale
are counted by millions. The demand for
goods, of every description, after the past pe
riod of poverty, has created a brisk trade, ll
remains to be proved whether this protected
industry can be managed in snch a manner ae
not to prove its own ruin and the cause of
much troudle to all who are in anv way eogpt
nected with it.—Hunt's Merchant's Mag.
A Modern Quixote.—Mr. Albert Pike,
while spaaking at Louisville of the battle
to be fought in his own State, and of tte
influence of woman upon the political eoa*
flicts of the country, turned to the bright
throng of the ladies present, and remark*
ed that if some one of them would eead
him a token, if it were bot a ribbon or
lock of hair, be would bear it amidst the
hoiest of the fight until crowned bjr fiflr
tory or laid low in death. He proceeded
in his speech, but, in a few moments,
scarf was handed to him as a preeent frotii
a lady.—Boston Statesman.
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Yes,' replied the ebopper, supposingthe
Yankee was quizxing wm—* yee, 1 bav*
sees a yaller dog a goin* along here, tkm
a year, a year and a half, or two JWI
old. 'Twas about an hour, an hour
half, or two hours ago, and
him about a mile, a mile an(! a baH,
two miles ahead, with a tail about
an inch and a half, ortwo
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Mister,' said he, have yotf seed a yqfci
ler dog a goin' along here, »boft a yee|
a yeaT and a half, or two years eld t'—•
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