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rORMTMA' if •FEW SERIES. VOL IV. E I N S O N E «r, the Lomt CMkk ily ANDREW DUNCAIf. •TWii T» not the same conn try that it was ferty years ago. When I first squatted at the Aot of yonder dark mountain yon see away to the north, I had to live like an Indian in a wig tram for ever fourteen years. 1 remember when (be held we are now standing in wa9 covered with a dense forest of hemlocks now you do nbt see Imp a stump. I remember when, fur twen ty miles around, the mast splendid mansion to met with was a log cabin, of one room with Hoys and girls as the principal furniture.— Now, sir, just look around you, and count from fifteen to twenty good frame buildings, all polished off in red and white piint. 1 feel that the world is running away from me it 4|pes too fast for the ideas of an old man, and 1 must even let it go. I lovt- to think of llie Bast, and look forward to the future. Recol wgctions of the past, and the hones connected ifiih the future, ire all that is left me now.** Thus spoke Mr. a resident of a northern «tunty in the S'ate of New York. Anxious I* hear a little more of things incidental to the life of a hardy forest pioneer, we invited the old man to take a seat on the fence, where we ted ourself come to an anchor. With our in vitation he cheerfully complied, seeming hap py a» having met with one who appeared to lake an interest in itie things of by-gone days 4 Fsaid he. "ihe world now-a-days is nil go-ahead, seldom taking litue to look be hind '•Had you any prist mills, or stores," said ire, 4 in the early days of this settlements?" •'Weil," 6aui the old man,'-do you 6ch that large eprnce, that stands by itself, a little to Ibe east of a red building?" \Vn replied that we gaw the tree. "Well ther" stood ihe first and only MMll the settlement had for sixteen years, and it was just fifteen miles from my cabin. 1 con sidered myself very lucky in living so nigh the mill, as we bad to pa-k all our grain, at least for the most part. A«for stores, we had little w»o for them, and had none higher than Sandy Hiil about for:y miles South. Some neigh bor would go out occasionally, and bring in Whacco, snuff, and such indispensable® be tide®, the 'Squire, w hen he went out to get his barrel filled, would bring up any nick racks the w •n:t n wanted."' "What did the. 'Squire fill his barrel with? Had you a rum selling tavern in these days?" •'Not exactly a tavern, like the taverns they have now-a day. but we had wo tzrindstu/ies, one in my neighborhood, and one about ten ruiles north. Old "Stjuire S •, he is" now dead—some said he made way with himself, hut that was never fully known. Mr. S moved into this country about two years before 1 moved in he was a pretty cunning uld fel low understood himself very well, at least he thought he did but all did not end well with liitn. When he came into the country he brought with him a grindstone, and a bar rel of whiskey, two very good pieces of pro periy in those days, and the man who had t'.ein, was pretty sure to pick up all the loose t/:ani»e that was afloat. hen money Ir.iled, a hu«hel of corn would answer, and when corn '•stled, a day's chopping was always good.— Miny an acre of ind did the 'Squire clear wi a few gallons of whiskey, hvery man mil an axe, and you know axee will dull then •hey must be carried to the grindstone, and as Mr. S could not afford to have his stone worn out for nothing, all was kept etra'ght by fi ling si: per.f.e or Miiiiing in whiskey.— Before ot.e barrel was out, the 'Squire would always manage to have another on the spot and on this account he was considered a pub lic benefactor, and was elected 'Squire, an office which he held foi more than twenty years. 1 shall never forget the last time 1 was at the grindstone. Never, NEVER! shall 1 for get that day!" "What happened on that day," paid we, •'thai make1? jo«t retnemH^r it well?** '"'Why, it yon have time to hear it, I will teli you the whole story. 1 was once a wick ed man, stranger, very wicked, a blasphemer an infidel and drunkard. 1 was going to tell you about the last lime I was at 'lie Squire's grindstone. WPM, 1 started one fine morning in the later part of May, with a bushel cfcorn on my back, and as the day was long, and 1 had got an early 6tart, 1 thought I could gel out to mill and back again by night. Indeed it was necessary that I should return the same aay, as 1 did not leave a pound of meal in the liouse. We were dependent mainly upon tneal and mi'k for a living, as pork at that reason of the year was pretty scarce. I did i.ot take my axe that morning, as 1 was in the habit of doing, having determined not to ike any 6top at the 'Squire's although it lay in my way. Having got along to within about i aif a mile of the house, I wa9 overtaken by hree of my neighbors, with their axes, going 'o have a grind, ana of course the stone must be net. They invited me to turn in and par take with them, in a drop of the new barrel, for i' had been reported 'hat a barrel of a very superior quality had a-rived a few days ora tions Of course 1 did not need much press ing. The new stock was pronounced by all hands to be excellent, and I turned the grind stono and drank whiskey until noon. 1 now houghi it time to start for the mill» and it »iia seem to me that I walked on a great deal faster by the help of ihe spirits than 1 other wise could have done. I mad® no doubt but that 1 could get home by night. But for all tho speed with which 1 was getting over the ground, 1 found on arriving at the mill, that 1 had been five hours in traveling nine miles.— I could not believe it, but the miller showed tne hie noon-mark, and calculated the time so that there could be no mistake. He (old me that water was low, and he could not do my Grinding short of an hour. It was not a mill like the mills we have now a-dr.ys, that can ^rind a bushel of corn in a gijfy. Somewhtt cohered, I felt vexed at this state of things I kaw plainly I could not get home that night nd my children must go to bed snpperless. felt ready to cry, for no man ever loved his •hildren better than I did drunkard that 1 -vaat my heart was never cl6an gone. I curs •"1 the'Squire's grindstone, whiskey barrel id all, but it was of no use my cursing did ot mend the matter in the least. At last, I nought the children might make out with milk for supper one night and of I a neighbor for the night, '•I •'I should get home bright and early in the morning. I got my grist about an hour before sun-down, and re turned four miles, when I put up at the house (we were neighbors within twenty miles.) was up in the morning as soon as it be gan to get light, and while engaged with a bowl of bread and milk, some one knocked the woman of the house went to the door, and was ask^d by a y ung man if Mr. B. was thee. B-ing iold thai he was, toe man entered, and coming up to rnp said—" •'Mr. B.. two of your children are lost in the woods." told him he lied, for said, hut had snme kind of a thought that the man wanted to scare me." "It is true," lie said "and 1 have been clear down to the mill, looking after you. And some of the neighbors have been hunting for the children all night." ,, "1 sa-w ihe man was in earnest. I cannot describe my feelings, stranger at that mo ment. Did you ever feel as if the earth was sinking away from under your feet, and the whole weight of the heavens coming right down upon your head? Did you ever feel your heart knocking againsl your breast like a sledge hammer, and threatening to force a passage up through your throat? If vou ever felt so. you know something of my feelings on that terrible morning. But, after all, my feelings did not bewilder me, nor render me inactive. I rushed from the house like a mad man—soon leaving the messenger and the grist far behind. Neither stump, stone, nor fallen tree impeded my course. I was young then, and few mpn were more fleet afoot than I was iu those days. 1 remember nothing of nay thought*, until I had got within half a mile of my own Louse. 1 then began to con jecture which of my children it could he that was lost, (for I had forgot that the man men tioned two.) Could it he rny own d^ar little Nelly, who used to cotne dancing to meet her father every night, with her little eyes spark ling like diamonds? Whether 1 came home drunk or sober, Nelly was always rejoiced to see tne, '•Have yon anv children, sir?" W answered in the. affirmative. You will not winder then, at the old man's leave, when remembering and speaking of ihe strong pure love of a little daughter. But none can tell how dear a child is until it is lost in the woods. It is nothing, compara tively nothing, to lay a child in the grave. I have had the experience of both the one is a hard thing, but the other awfully terrible.— As 1 came iu sight of my house, a new idea struck me—a strange idea to enter a head like mine. 1 thought now if there is a God he can save my cjiild. I don'i know why it was but fjr the first time in my life I felt sore there. was a God. My infidelity had in a mo ment completely vanished, and I roared aloud again and again—'0 Lo d! save ihe lost child of a poor 6inner!' Tuts was the first prayer that I ever had uttered —but thank Gt d! it was not the list. 1 discovered, on approv ing the house, a few men stnuding about the door, and as soon as I could make myself heard, 1 enquired which of my children was lost. I was informed it was Nelly and Jamie. This was a dreadful blow hut the madness of my grief tiad parsed away with my infidelity, and I repeated, 'Lord, gave the lost children of a poor sinner.' On enteringthe house, Ifoui my wife and six remaining children huddled together in a corner. They had all eri un til ih ir faces were swollen, and my wife look ed the picture of utter desp" She could not speak, aud I could only say, 'Oh'. Mary Mary!' "The children came clinging around me their faces grew brighter, they fell sure that I heir father could find Nelly and Jamie. I kissed them all, and told them they must stay in the hou3e with mother until 1 came back. I was about to join the men at the door, who were deliberating upon the besl plan of pro ceeding, when my wife rose from her seat, and laying hold of my arm, said—" "John, the Lord can save our children." "Arrangements were now nade for com mencing the search. We were to go forth two and two, each party having a gun, and if either party should be successful in finding the children alive, the fast should be announc ed by the firing of six guns, and, if dead three guns. "Perhaps I had better give you some idea of the geography of the woods. My house was situated about a mile from the foot of the mountain to the north along the base of the mountain, runs a considerable stream, hold ing a course from west to east. From the south hank of the stream, rock rose on rock, up to the very summit of the mountain so sleep and rugged, that a deer could hardly get a fool hold. With ihe exception of two or three small fields, all the distance from the house to »hc brook was covered with heavy timber. It was while hunting up the cows, about the clearings, thai the children got lost, and it was reasonable to suppose that ihey could neither cross the stream, or climb the mountain, being only eight and six years of age. We therefore determined to confine our search between the house and the north bank of the brook, extending a few miles ea=*t and west. Dr. who was my companion in tho 6eatch, said all he could to cheer me, but that was a dreadful day. I could not take lime to walk, but ran from one thicket to an other. calling out with all my strength, 'Nel ly! Nelly! Jamie! Jamie!' Bat no Nelly, no Jamie answered. No gun was fired dur ing the day and niohl, and a very dark night, began to set in. I determined to continue the search, but the Doctor persuaded me to return home, saying, "we should have more help by morning, and would go in larger parties." ''We accordinly returned found the others had got in before us, but no traces of the lost ones had been discovered. Fires were now kindled upon all ihe knolls round about the house, and a little after night, about twenty men joined us. The news had gone out through the neighboring towns and theyai! turned out, every man with his bag of provis ions and his gun, determined, they said, to find them dead or alive. "In tue course pf the night, about thirty more arrived, so that by morning ws muster all 1 knew not what 1 1 4 A *TOVT, }U)tp0tc& to tl)e&tss£miuaUou.of torrctf iiloral an& |political principles, attb tljc eatlij transmission of jFovcign anil Domestic Neuw.f ed between fifty ?nd sixly men. My hopes of finding them alive were gwising very feeble, yet I spent the night in praying: ''O Lord, save my poor Utile children." The sufferings of my wife during thai long, long, dark night, were awful, and may not be described. She sat in the door watching for the first dawn of day, and w hen she saw the ligkt, she leaped for joy, as if the day would bring back her lost iufan's." \h! it has been a long night!" she said, "the longest and darkpst that I ever saw.— Poor linle Nelly—poor little Jamie where have you been all the night? Why don't you come to your own mother, who ha* watched all the night long for your coming?" "1 thought my cup of affliction was already full, hut 1 nw 6aw that more might be added. I was afraid my wife was about to loose hfcr reason. On being pressed to go and lake a little rest, she gazed on me for a moment an£. replied— "Yes, John, I will rest. 1 will try to give them up into the hands of God." "1 felt relived she promised to go to bed, and we all prepared to renew the search. As we were about to start, the 'Squire made his appearance, and on his back a small keg of whiskey he said he had been from home un« il late last night, or he should have come soon er to our assistence. He iheo drew some of the spirits, and offered it to n.e. "No," said I: ••'Squire, 1 have drank my hst g!ars, and it has been paid for by the life of tny two lovely children." •'What do yon mean?" said the'Squire "1 don't understand you." W eP," said I, "if I had not tarried six hours at your grindstone, as 1 we:.t out to mill I should have got home ih« samej day, and my children would have all been here this morn ing. Yes. sir, 1 have paid a fearful price for my la*t glass either you or I are their mur derers." ''1 was sorry I said quite so much to the 'Squire, hut I felt all that 1 said. "Some of the men took a little of the spirit, and our plan of operation being settled, we di vided into two line*, extending from the fields to the brook, one line moving west, the other east, every man keeping within a few rods of his right hand mail, and in this order the whole line moved forward, making careful ex amination as they progressed. That day parsed away like the former no gun was fired no traces found. At night we again met at the house, tired and hopeless. Over ten miles from east to west, had been so closely exam ined, mat no living thing, the size of a wood chuck, could hive escaped detection. The men looked exhausted and sad. All hopes ot finding them alive hail now fle-d, and hut little if any hopes remained, of finding their bodies. Some seemed to think any farther effort use less. I thought so myself, and yet trembled, lest thpy should abandon the search. w« u into-the house, while the mpn kindled their fires and prepared to cook their supper. 1 found my poor wife much calmer than when wo left in the morning. She said she was sure that God would do right. "Our friend the Doctor, gave us a'l the conso'ati n he could told us how long a person could live without food, and insisted that there was still hope. "It any t=p uk of hope remained in our hearts it had completely died away by morning.— That nioht, about eleven o'clock, some flashes of lightning were 6een in the south, and in less than an hour a most fearful thunder storm raged around us. Rain foil in torrents, the wind blew with destructive violence. Tne crashing of trees, torn up by Ihe roots, or twisting, splitting and snapping like reed«, seemed louder and more dreadful than the roaring of the thunder, or the hissing flash of the lighiniiH'. I really thought I could see the huge and broken limbs of the falling trees mangling the dead or dying bodies of my help less infants. 1 have seen no thunder storm like that since. The morning at last came it was mild and beauiifui the sun rose with out a cloud, and the men though much expos ed to Ihe violence of the storm, during its con tinuance. had early re-kindled their fires, cooking their breakfast, and were preparing for another day's 6earch. The plan was changed, and they went out in two's and three's, whcrevci each party should think best the signals, however, were to remain he same as agreed on at first. This day, for the first time, I began to find my strength fail ing me. I had to set down and rest every half hour. I would sometimes fancy IJcould hear the report of a gun, and would hold my breath to hear the report rspeated, but norep etion would follow. As evening settled down upon the woods, we again assembled at the house. Every face now wore an expression of deep settled hopelessness, and little for a time was said. At last the question was put by the Doctor— "Shall we continue Ihe search?" pause followed, but the Doctor added "I for one will not give ii up." "So said the greater part but the prospect of finding the children was so doubtful, that about fifteen left during the night. In the morning we mustered forty men. All seemed quite discouraged. And the question again occupied their minds, w"hetiier it was best to renew the search or not. i he whole seemed to waver, and finally all come to the conclu eion that farther efforts would be useless. »»I went to the house, found the Doctor, and informed him of tho conclusion to which the men had come. I begged he would endea vor to change their minds— just to try une day more, and then I should be resigned to my fate, whatever it might be tion of report I did not ex pect to find them alive, but I thought it would be a great comfort to know where they were buried. My wife, on hearing the determina the men, went out and pleaded with all the earnestness of| a bereaved mother, thai they would try one day more—only oue day more! The men (for they were men, and could not stand a mother's tears,) quickly re plied to satisfy her, they No one wa9 hurt, hut the signals BLOOMINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1848. NUMBER & had gone through my heart. There 1 lay breathless, trembling in every limb. Another loud report like that ofa cannon—I jnmped to my feel, staggered forward a few paces, and fell again to the earth. A third report soon followed, and then all was still. The story was now told—ihe dear children were found, but they were dead Oh the agony of that moment! I feel it yet 1 rolled on the earth—1 strove to be calm —I tried lobe reconciled —tried to thank God, for restoring iht-ir dead bodies. I would look once more upon the face of my little Nelly and Jamie, although they would no more come to r»«et their father. 1 remembered my poor wife, and rose from thft earth. 1 knew she needed my support, little that it could be, in such afflicting circumstances. When I got within half a mile of my home, 1 was starred by the report of a gun another, and another followed .in quick succes sion, and for eight or ten minutes there was nothing but firing. All this perplexed me —I knew not what to make of it. At last I thought the men had all got iu, and were discharging their guns, tkat had been loaded for severa days. As I approached the house, a scene pre sented itself which led me lo think that the men had all gone stark mad. They were dar.cing, and shouting, and capering in the most extravagant manner. Can the children be dtad, thought I, and all this going on I rushed through the crowd, aud as I entered the house, little Nelly sprung into my arms, cry ing, 'Herecomes my father, here come3 my own father!' Poor Jamie was very feeble, but he was alive, aud that was enough. When ihe weeping spell was over, I in quired where they had been found, and who found them? As soon as the Doctor could speak, he came forward and said that himself and Mr. 'I*, had taken a direction that led them to the bank of the stream, and the foot of the mountain. The ground had been gone over before, yet they thought it might be well to examine a little more carefuliy the bank of the brook. It was not long before they discover ed the prin's of little bare feet, apparently go ing into the stream. They immediately cross ed, and climbing a little ways up the mountain, discovered what appeared to have been a camp, where the children must have passed a night Linle pieces of bark had been collected, and small branches broke off from the surrounding bushes with which they had formed a shelter. On leaving this camp, they had ascended the 6teep face of the mountain, leaving traces of their course sufficient lo guide the Doctor and his companion. After scrambling up for half an hour, sometime! on their hands and knees, they saw before them the objects of iheir search, sitting quite contentedly iu a little hut, formed by placing bark aud branches as a root, between two large rocks that lay near togeth er. Thay had lived upmi gum, and had laid in quite a little stock for after use. The boy was s.-mew-hat feeble, but the girl was lively and -veil. They knew they were lost, it thought they would find their way home by and l»y. The men look them in their arms, and in a short time placed them by ihe side of tlteir mother. Notice must now be given of the discovery, and an oid musket was loaded and fired three times, hut as the Doctor in his joy had used his powdei rather freely, at the third discharge the old thing burst. course stopped, until the m^n returned from the search, expecting to find them dead. On learning the facts, a general firing took.place. I have now told yoo the whole story. The loss of my children for a few days made me a sober man and taught me that there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. That God, whose unseen arm shielded my infants in the darkness and the storm, has conducted me down lo old age, giving tne to enj y a good hope through grace.' 1 have never tast ed whiskey, nun, or brandy, from that day to this." But what become a s kvould of a maske*. continue the search another day, not ihat they had the slightest expectation of finding the children. We all went out in a body, sprpading in every direction, and every man taking his own course. I had got about two miles from the house, when, near noon, I distinctly heard the 1 fell down as of 1 the 'Squire Keen Retort.— A?«erbury, bishop ofRoches ter, alluding to a bill brought into the hou9e of lords, said, he prophesied that the bill would be attempted in the present session and he was sorry to find that he had proved a true prophet." Lord Coningsby had desired the house to remark that one of the reverends had set himself up as a prophet, but for his part he did not know what prophet to liken him lo un less to that fur»ous prophet, Balaam, who was rebuked by his own ass. The bishop replied—-'Since the noble lord discovered in our manners such a simil itude, I am well contented to be compared to ihe prophet Balaam but, my lords, 1 am at a loss how to make out the other part of the parallel. I if a am sore bullet I Recovered Lake.—k. singular accident occtired on the Mu lligan Ceu ral Railway. It became necessary lo carry a good gra ding or embankment of fifteen feet high across a low piece of ground, containing about 100 acre*, nearly dry enough for plough-land. When they had progress ed with the grading for some distance it became too heavy for the soil to support, the crust of the earth broke in, and the bank ment sunk down ialo *eventy nint feet of water. It appears that the piece of ground had been a lake, but had collected a soil of roots, peat, muck, &c., on its surface, ap parently front ten to fifteen feet thick, which had become hardened and dry enough for farm purposes thought il would have supported an em bankment 5ft. in thickness -and that if it had not been necessary for them to have one much heavier, it would have snpporied the road, and the fact might never have bpen discovered that it rested on the bosoui of a lake.—[Bait. Sun. Wonderful Discovery.—Wo find in the Boston Atlas several interesting comnni cations from a correspondent in the cop per mine region of Lake Superior. One of thein details someremarkable discoveries which have been recently made a lew miles interior from the mouth of the Onton agon river. A large mass of native copper weight estimated at seven tons, was fount1 in the loose grounds, A vast amount of labor had been expended upon it. E«ery inch of it had been battered aad hammered over, and attempts had been made to pr£ it up, and place it on a platform. All this whs the labor of a race of beings long siene passed "away. There is too much skill manifested for the present race of In dians, and yet the workings are too ancient to have been those of white men. Many loads of rude stone hammers are found buried a few feet beneath the surface. They are so abundant that in stoning up a cellar, il was found more convenient to use them than to throw them out. Hemlock trees two feet in diameter, and from ex amination, two and three hundred year* old are growing over the workings, and have to be felled to enable the miners to exca vate the earth. Remains of charred wedgt? and levers and copper gads are found nn der these trees and under the prinripal •nass. These ancient workings can he traced for more than a half a mile through the forest, and an expenditure of @50,000 at this lime would not pay for the accom plishment of the amount of labor. Their great antiquity would seem to carry us were of and grindstone?" Well, the old man is dead, and I don like to say much about him some of the besl farms in the country were whittled down up on that stone. Many are working as laborers on the very farms their fathers once owned.— The 'Squire made money, but it all went be fore he died his two sons both died drunk ards before they were thirty years of age, and his only daughter married a poor worthless creature, who finally ran away and left her with three small children. Alter the old man died, it was found that he was considerably in debt, and his widow, his daughter, and her three children, were sent to the poor house.— My own family all signed the temperance pledge my five boys own every one his farm, and my three girls are married to good and so ber men. Little Nelly lives in the whit* house you see down in the hollow. Site of ten talks of her trip to the mountain, and says, (in view of the change it wrought in her fath er,) That God makes all things work togeth er lor good to those who love Him.' Myself and the old woman have seen many a happy day together, aud are now waiting the call that will bring os 'to a better inhbbi TANCt.' his tors have been reproved by no one but his lordship." A burst of laugh ter followed the castigatiori. v' We once knew a boy lie liked a good rainy day too rainy to go to school, and just about rainy enough to go a fishing.' bach to other tribes. Yei it is not impossible that the present Indians may be the descendants of those who wrought them. OBITUAItY ELOQUENCE. A correspondent of the Burlington Free Press has furnished lo that Journal the following ver batim report of a funeral discourse, which he says he heard delivered in the Florida House of Representatives. The duty of making it was voluntarily assumed, and even insisted upon by the speaker lo ihe no small wonder of the House, his utter incompetency being notorious Mr. Speaker Sir—Our fellow citizen,Mr. Silas Higgins, who was lately a member of this branch of the L*gi*lature, is dead, aud he died jesterday in the torenoou. He had the brewn creators, (bronchitis he meant I sup pose,) and was an uncommon individual. His character was good up to tliej time of his death, and he never lost his voice. He was 56 years o'd, and was taken tick before he died at his boarding house, where board be had at a dollar and seventy five cents a week, washing included^ He was an ingeni ous creatur, can and in Ihe early part of his life had a father and mother. He was an officer in our State mili*ia since the last war, and was brave and polite and his uncle, Timothy Higgins belonged to ti.e Revolutionary war, and was a commissioned lieutenant by Gen. Washington, first President and commander in chtel of the army and navy of the United States, who died at Mount Vernon, deeply lamented by a large circle of friend-*, on Ihe 14th of December, 1799, or thereabout, and was buried soon after his death, with mtlitaiy honors, and several guns were burst in firing salutes. Sir, Mr. Speaker: General Washington presided over the great continental Sanhedrim and political meeting that formed our consti tution and he was a great and good man.— He was the first in war, first in peac?, and the first in the Hearts of his countrymen, and though he was in favor of the United Stales Bank, he was the friend of education, and from what he said in his farewell address, have no doubt he would have voted for the tariff ot 1S42, if he had been alive and hadn't a' died sometime beforehand. Hi9 death was considered at the time rather premature, cn account of it's being brought on by I yesterday in the afternoon." Hans,' said a Dutchman to his urchin eon, whom he had just been thrashing for swearing at his mother, vol's that your linking *0 *icked about, ^corner dere V I ain't linking not'n. You lie, you fagabone you* you links tam *ad now 1 vip you for dat. |ri:RMS Out Door Eliqtutle. or passing A Mr Brooke PER ANWC In Advance: 3$ when gentleman a lady on the side walk should al ways pass on the outside. One gentleman meeting another should al ways pass to the right. A gentleman walking with a ladj should never tender his right arm. A lady, as a general rule, should not takes gentleman's arm in the street in the day time. However, it is not improper when the couple are strangers in the city, or when the wa'k i* thronged with strangers. A gentleman mepiing or passing a gfnt'e-, man and a lady should pass on the gentle man's side. A lady should pass on the lad^*« sid e. gentleman should ne»er fail lo salute a lady of his acquaintance when within a prop er distance unless she wears a veil, in which ca*e Bom. 1735, 1743, 1751, 1759, 1767, he highly uncivil to recognise her. When passing a dwelling,as a to a general rule, it is not polite to look into the window hut when a pretty woman is silting by it for thai ostensible purpose of being looked at, you may be considered uncivil and ungenerous, if you do not cast an admiring glance. It is extremely vulgar and unmannerly to smoke on the side walk, and none but loafer* do it. Coincidence*.—We were struck the otner day. says the New York'" Evening Post, iti looking at a work called the Lives of the Presidents, with a few coincidences T)f num bers, which relate to the line of five Presi dents, beginning and ending with Adams.— Here is a table, for instance, of ihe periods in which they were born and went out of of fice Retired. 1601 John Adams, Thomas Jpffersipay James Madison^ James Monroe* John Q. Adams, Now iao» 1817 1895 1829 it will be seen by this, that Jeffersou. was born just eight years after his predecess or, John Adams Madison eight years after his predepssor, Jeffersoa Monroe eight year* after Madison, and Jrhn Q. Adams eight years after Monroe. Another curious fact to be observed is, that Adams was just sixty two years old when he retired Jefferson was sixty six Madison was ^ixty-six Monroe was i ixty-six, and John Adams had he been elected second tprm, been sixty-six. Adams, Jefferson roe, all died on the 41h of July. would have and Mon American Politeness. An article in Neaf's Gazette, contrasting the politeness of Ameri cans with the booti-.hne6S of Kngland, espe cially the traveling portion of them, closes with the following auecdotes, illustrative cf the difference between the people of the two nations in good breeding (kA friend of ours happening to lose his way in Manchester, accosted a welldress ed-person, apparently a merchant, and po litely asked for information. The John Bull stopped, stared at our friend, and ex claiming. "confound you, don't you both er me," hurried on. Would any Ameri can, whatever his taste, have answered a stranger thus rudely? Another friend of ours was once ascend ing Loch Lomond in a steamboat, when a shower of rain coining on, he noticed a lady near him, who had neither cloak or umbrella, and taking off hts Mackintosh, offered it to her. Her husband, who proved to be a Scotch barrisw r, immedi ately stepped forward to thank our friend saying, "you must be an American, sir, for 1 never knew an Englishman lo do such an act." Short Memory.is Kronskoff tells a story of a son of the Green Isle, who was once a deck hand on one of the mail boats between New Orleans and Lousville. The water was low, the bars bare, and Pat was sent out by Ctplain Summons to heave the lead.* Ye-o-ho-ho-o-o-o cried Pat, as ht cast the lead. 4 What's that cried the captain. Ye-o-ho-ho o-o-o repeated Pat. What do you mean by that —I want to know the depth of the water.* Be Jupiter, captain,' rep'ied Pat, it'# meself knows the tune, but I've forgot th% words!* The captain's wrath melted to a smile as he placed a man at the lead who had been educated in 116 words as well at tht tune. Ji Startling Fact—The I ed from neglect. aa ordina ry cold. Now, Mr. Speaker, such being the charac ter of Gen. Washington, motion we wear a crape around the lelt arm of this legislature, and adjourn till to-morrow morning as an em blem of our res-pect to the memory of S. Jlig gins, who is dead, and died of the brown crea celebrated Dr. Mott, in an opening lecture at the University In New York, last Mondy evening, it ie, stated, asserted disiincly. that of the thirty thousand deaths.wtitch occurred in our army during lh» Mexican war, one-third at least were caused by ihe want of timety medical arid surgical treatment. Such was the fact, he said, and he hoped it would be a warning to goverment, never again to en'er into a war wi hout pro viding that our gallant soldiers shall b« secur Killed by his Father.—The Alabama State Guard of the 24th ulr., contains an account of the killing of a little boy in the neighborhood of Syllscogga, Tallageda co., by hi own father in a fit of derange ment. The man. named Rhodum, had been deranged for some time on the sub ject of Biblical offerings. In one of these fits he killed hie eon, and then piling rails and other wood upon the body, he art fire to the whole. The wife finding out what he had done, sent for the neighbors When afterwards asked why he did so, he said he was making an offering of a iamb. The body was considerably burnt befors it was taken from under the pile.