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Ti:ilMS OP THE " AMmiCAX."
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Simbiiry, IVoi tliimibcrlniHl Co. la. .Saturday, Sept. 10, isi?. '
Vol. II Xo. I
From the Knickerbocker,
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The Hunter Time.
There were hunter bold in the day of old,
Say legend, lay and rhyme,
Dot no hunleri there can ever rnmpve
With that stern old hunter, Time.
He ioucs hi came both early and late,
In dnrkneo a well a in light.
And stealihi'y silent follow he
ll follow by day and by night.
Dea'h and Decay are hi hound alwny,
The hound of old hunter Time,
And he follows them fast as the rushing blast,
In every age and clime.
'Tia in vain to fly, 'tis in vain to hide.
Hi hounds are fleet and their acent is true,
And earth ha no place in all it bound
That may hide his prey from view.
No bugle blast goes sounding past
As the hunter horries by.
No trampling steed with furious speed,
No shouts that rend the sky.
No dm p-mouthed bay from his hounds is heard,
As with silent feet they spring 5 7
TJie hunter utter no wild-halloo,
- A he stretches his tireless wing.
The whole earth's bound is his hunting-ground
And all things are hi prey;
And the mighty. and vast must fall at last
'Neath the pangs of stern. Decay,
And death shall seize on the fairest form
That ever on earth ha shone;
And thry vie in the speed of the fearful chase,
As the hunter urge them on !
Dut the day will he, when the hunter shall flee
Before a mightier power,
Anil Death and Decay shall vanish away
In that solemn and dreadful hour ;
When the angel shall stand with one foot on
the sea
And one on the tren Ming shor".
And utter the awful and J tend command
That "Time shall be no more !"
From the Journal of Commerce.
THE MAMMOTH CAVE.
The mammoth cave is about 125 miles from
l.exington, Oil from Ixuisville, and 94 from
Nashville. The entrance to thin nether terri
tory ia among the Knobs, and about four hun
dred yards from Green river. The Knobs are
a range of hills which border the extensive
country called "the Barrens," a sort of high
land prairies, which, when I was there, in l-tl3
and 161 1, were destitute of timber. Since
the country has become more thickly settled,
and the fires prevented from burning over the
grass annually, the oak, hickory and chesnut,
have sprung up in abundance, and it bus now
become a young timbered country. Thut this
cave has been inhabited at an early period,
there is most conclusive evidence; but by a
people, probubly who have now no blood run
ning in human veins. I saw and examined a
human body in that cave in 1313, and an ex
tensive wardrobe which was deposited with it;
and have now an inventory taken on the spot
The body was that of a woman ; height al
lowed to be about five feet, ten inches. It was
found in a sitting position in the short cave, in
a hole about three feet square, in the earth
which overlaid its bottom. Over this hole
was laid a flat rock. The wrists had a cord
tied around them, and were folded over the
breast; the knees were tied up to the wrists.
Around the body, were wrapped two half
dressed deer skins, .shaved ; and on these were
drawn in white, vines and leaves. Outside of
these skins was & sheet near two yards square ;
and at the feet lay a pair of moccasins, and a
handsome knapsack, well filled. Its contents
were as follows: viz. seven head dresses,
made of the feathers or quilts of rooks and
eagles, put together in the way feather fans
are made ; these being placed on the head,
were fastened by the cords tied back of the
head, presenting a front of erect feathers, ex
tending from car to ear a head-dress, truly
elegant the jaw of a bear, with a string or
cord through it to wear pendant from the neck,
the claw of an eagle in the same style,
several fawns' red hoofs strung on a cord like
beads to wear around the neck, about two
hundred strings of beads, of seeds which grows
in the bottom lands in that country, and rather
smaller than hemp seed, -two whistles tied
together, about six inches long, made of cane
with a joint aboutone-third the length, with an
opening of tViree-fourthsof a inch extending on
each side ot the joint, in which was a slit reed,
two large rattle 6nakes' skins, one having on
it fourteen rattles, six needles, some of horn
and others of bone ; these were smoulh, show
ing that they had beon much used. The nee
dles were from Ave to seven inches long, and
Lad head, ftuito of which were scolloiuwi
others were crooked like a sa.l needle, BmJ
without . thumb-niece of the drel
deer skin t wear on the hand, I presume,
from an examination of this with the needles,
that it was used in needle work to protect the
hand, in fhe same way that thimbles are now
used to protect tho finger. A roll of vegetable
paints or colors in leaven; a bank of deer's
sinewy f tewing, like cutjut; a mall pared
of two-corded and three-corded thread, re
sembling seine twine; a reticule in the shape
of a horseman's valise, made to open at the top
lengthwise, with loops on ench side, and two
cords fastened at one end run through these
loops, and laced it up very nicely. It was a
handsome pattern, and I thought a very in
genious piece of work. Tho articles I have
here enumerated constituted the entire ward
rohe. The sheet, moccasins, knapsack, reti
cule, cords, thread and twine, were made of
wrought bark; and the manner of putting to
pether was like being wove and knit. The
knapsack had a double border to work to the
depth of three inches, which gave it additional
Ftrcngth. I do not think? Ihnt tho workmanship
of these articles surpassed what I have met
with in various Indian tribes ; hut of the style
of the articles, everything bore the stamp ot
peculiarity, which I have never met with any
where else.
The Ixxly of this woman was preserved by
the flesh drying on the bones; the atmosphere
of the cave being so dry and unchangeable, that
animal decomposition cannot go on. - The hair
was of a reddish cast, and not more than a
quarter of an inch in length. The teeth were
sound and much worn ; the features regular
and well proportioned. Njar the back bone
and between the ribs there hnd been a wound.
At the time this body remained at the cave,
the cave was own d by Myman Gratz, F.sq. of
Philadelphia, and Charles Wilkinson, Esq of
Lexington, Ky, brother of the. late minister to
Russia of that name. Mr. Wilkins presented
toa Mr. Ward, of Massachusetts, for the use,
I believe, of the Historical Society of that
State, the body and the wardrobe.
How long this body remained there, those
who read this account of it can judge as well
os I, who saw it
The equal and unchanging temperature of
the cave is a matter of greot interest. - The
Green river is now navigable for steamboats
from its mouth to the cave ; it can be visited
as a tour of plcasute, instead of labor.
I expect shortly to receive a bottle of pure
water from the mammoth cave. This rich fluid
exists there so pure, that it is as transparent as
air; and having reposed in its basin for ages,
all earthly particles which it ever held in sus
pension were lonff since precipitated. The
river within the cave rises to the height of
from 31) to 40 feet perpendicular. The sup
posed lake is only an expansion of the river
There are but few varieties offish in the cave;
the catfish is the most abundant; and is per
feelly while and destitute of eyes. One of the
laws of sensation is verified as it respects the
fish ; viz. that the ! of one sense increases
the vigor andacutencss of the others. The
fish are regardless of the greatest degree of
light; but the least agitation of the water a
larms them. Hence the difficulty ot catching
them. One of the fish without eyes waj dis
sected at the Somerville Institute, .and it was
ascertained that no such organ as the cyea be
longed to its head.
One of the rivers the third and largest, is
called Kcho river, from the extraordinory ech'
oes heard on its waters. It is literally deaf
ening. Messrs. Craig and Patten took sound
ingsinthe river, and ascertained tho average
depth to be eight feet. Sulphate of lime is
found in the main cave, two miles from its
mouth. It is also to be seen in some of the o
ther branches. Glauber salts is found in that
portion of the cave called 'Salts Jfoom.' K-
som salts is found in large quantities in the
cave, and in different parts of it IJtrgo piles
of it are seen in Cleveland's avenue, beautifully
crystalizcd.
During the month of August, 111, Messrs,
Craig and Patten spent two weeks at the
cave, during a greater partof which time they
were making explorations beyond the river
The most interesting discovery which they
made was Cleveland's avenue ; named in hoiv-
or tif Professor Cleveland, of Bowdoin college
It averages 70 feet in width, and 12 to l"i feet
iu height, and two miles in length. The ground
011 which) on walk, as well as tho aides and
ceiling of this avenue are incrusted with every
variety of formation, and generally pefectly
white. 11 is truly a beautiful, a georgeous
spectacle. Visitors who have but hull' ado
zen lamps can form but an imperfect idea of
this splendid avenue. They see it only in de
tached parts, and can only admire those singa
larly handsome formations pendent from the
ceiling. It is only when illuminated at differ
ent points with the Bengal lights, by means of
which you can have an extensive survey o
the entire scene, that you can properly a ppre-
j ciate the Fplendor of this avenue.-When thus
' niinatedt a spectacle is exh.b.ted to your
view which for brilliancy has perhaps no
parallel, and which it is impossible for lan
guage to describe.
lfyou want knowledge read the newspapers ;
not merely one, but several: when bufciiiess
presses, be diligent; when vif ecolds yoti,
hold your tongue.
From the New World.
nrformtns; a AVtfr.
Mynheer Van Per , who in, in 17110,
lived in high style, on, Keizar Graht, in Am
sterdam, had a very pretty wife, who dressed
most extravagantly, played high, gave expen
sive routs, and showed every disposition to
pquander money as fast as her husband gained
Mie was young, handsome, vain and giddy,
and completely the slave of fashion. Her hus
band had not the politeness to allow, himself to
be ruined by her unfeeling folly and dissipation.
He complained of her conduct to her parents
and nearest relations, whose ndvice was of no
more use than his own. Next he had recource
to a respectable minister of the Lutheran
church, who might as well have preached to
the dead. It was in vain to deny her money.
for no tradesman would refuse to credit the
elegant, the facinating wife of the rich Van dcr
Involved as the young lady was in the
vortex of fashionable dissipation, she had not
yet ruined her health and reputation; and her
husband, by the advice of his friend M k r,
determined to send her for some months to a
Verbatering Unison, or House for the reforma
tion of manners, such as is to be found in most
of the towns in Holland. With the utmost
secrecy, he laid before the municipal authori
ties the most complete proofs of her wasteful
extravagance and incorrigible levity ; adding to
which, she had recently attached herself to ga
ming with French officers of rank, who lay un-
derail imputation of being remarkably expert in
levying contributions. She wasalready in debt
upwards of thirty thousand florins to tradesmen, !
though her husband allowed her to take from
his cashier a stipulated sum every month, which
was more than sufficient to meet the current
expenses of his household, while, to meet a loss
which occurred in play, her finest jewels were
deposited in the hands of a greedy money-lender,
who accommodated the necessitous upon
unexceptionable security being previously left
in his custody.
The husband was full twenty years older
than his volatile wife, of whom he was rationlly
fond, and at whose reformation he aimed before
she should be too far carried away by the stream
of fashionable dissipation. Against his will,
she had agreed to make one of a party of ladies
who were invited to a grand ball and supper of
woman of rank and faded character. Her
huslmnd, at breakfast told her she must change
her course of lite, or her extravagance w ould
make him a bankrupt, and herchildcrn beggars.
"She certainly had been a little too thoughtless,
and would soon commence a thorough reforma
tion." "You must commence to-day," said her
huslmnd ; "and as a proof of your sincerity, 1
entreat you to drop the company of , and
to spend the evening at homo this day with me
and your children."
Quite impossible, my dear sir," said the gid
dy wife, in reply ; "I have given my word, and
cannot break it" "Then," said her husband,
"if you go out this day, dressed to meet the par
ty, rcmemlier, for the next six mouths these
doors will be barred against your return ; are
you still resolved to go !" "Yes," said the in
dignant lady, "if they were to be ever barred
.
against me!" Without either anger or malice,
Mynheer Vander told her "not to deceive
herself, for as certain as that was her determi
nation, so sure would she find her foretelling
verified," She told him, 'if nothing else had
power to induce her to go, it would be his men
aces.' 'With this they parted the husband to pre
pare the penitentiary chamber for his giddy
young wife, and the lutter to eclipse every rival
at the ball that evening. Toafford her a last
chance of avoiding an ingnominy wich it pain
ed him to inflict he went once more to try
to wean her from her imprudent courses,
and proposed to set off that evening for Zul
phen, where her mother dwelt ; hut ho found
her sullen, ami busied with milliners ui.d dress
makers, and all the paraphernalia of splendid
attire. At the appointed hour the coach drove
to the door, and the beautiful woman, (full-dressed,
or rather undressed) tripied gaily down
stairs, and stepping lightly into the conch, told
the driver to stop at , on the KcizurCraht.
It was then dark, and she was a little surprised
to find the coach had nssed one of the city
gates ; the sound of a clock awoke her as from a
dream. She pulled the check-string, but the
driver kept on ; she then called out, when
some one behind the coach told her, in a sup
pressed voice, that 'she was a prisoner, and
must keep still. The shock wis severe; she
trembled in every limb, and was near fainting
with terror and alarm, when the coach entered
the gates of a Perbatering Huisen, where s!.e
was doomed to tako up her residence.
The matron of tho house, a grave, severe,
yet well-bred person, opened the door, and cal-
ling her by name, . requested her to alight,
'Where am I? I beseech you tell me ; and why
am I brought here !' You w ill be informed
of everything, mndiim, if you will please to
walk iu door' Where is my husband 1' she
said, in wild affright ; 'sure ho will not let me I
be murdered V 'It was your husband who ,
drove you hither, madam ; he in now upon the
coach lox.' This ititilligence was conclusive ;
all her assurance forsook her; she submitted to
Ire conducted into the house, and sat pale, mntc
and trembling, her face and dress exhibited the
most striking contrast The husband, deeply
affected, first spoke. He told her 'that he had
no other means to save her from ruin, and he
trusted the remedy would bo efll'etnal ; and
that when she quitted that retrent, she would
be worthy of his esteem.' Shethen essayed, by j
the humblest protestaTions by tears and entrea- ;
ties, to be permitted to return, and vowed that
nevermore whilst she. lived would she' offend
him. 'Save me,' said she, 'the mortification of
the punishment, and my future conduct shall '
prove the sincerity of my reformation; Not to .
let her off too soon, she was shown her desli-
ncd apartment & dress, the rules of the house,
and the order for her confinement, during six
months! She was completely overpowered
with terror, and fell senseless on the floor.
When she ret overed, she found her husband
chafing her temples, expresing the utmost anx
iety for her safety. 'I have b"en unworthy your
affection,' said tho faint penitent, 'but spare me
this ignominious fate ; take me back to your
home, and never more shall yoti have cause to
reproach me.' Her husband, who loved her
with unabated affection, notwithstanding her le
vity, at last relented, and the same conch drove
her back to her home, where not one of the
domestics (a trusty man-servant excepted) had
the least suspicr-Mi of whnt had occurred. As
soon as her btislmnd led her to her apartments,
she dropped on her knees, and implored his par
don : told him the extrnt of all her debts, beg
ged him to take her to .titphen for a few
weeks, and promised so to reduce her expendi
tures, a to make god the sums she had so in
considerately thrown away. Allowing for the
excessive terror she felt, when, instead uf being
driven to 's route, she was proceeding
round the ramparts outside of the city gates,
which she could not wholly overcome, shespent
the happiest evening of her life with her hus
baixl ; and from that day alndoned her for
mer careerof dissipated folly, and became all
that her husband wished a good wife and an
affectionate mother.
(Jot Hit. The Philadelphia Kxpress states
that a gentleman in Philadelphia who had his
pockets picked at the Post Office, procured a
small snapping turtle, which bestowed away,
head upwards, in the ncket of his long tail bl;ie,
and thus provided, went to the scene of his for
mer misadventure to take out a letter. 'While
standing in the crowd, awaiting his turn, he
felt a nibble,' as the fishermen call it, and knew
thereby that some light lingered gentleman
had mittaken the young reptile for a pocket
wallet Our friend enjoyed a qiiiet laugh to
himself, and suffered the business to proceed.
Presently a struggle commenced, a half sti im
pressed acclamation, and the hand of the rogue
was suddenly withdrawn, the turtle keeping a
fast grip to one of his fingers. 'Someone has
I icked m ,ck,'t'' ,aid ,mr ttlv'" tur,,in?
ii.: -ir . ...i ,i. j..i:
". ' "-..nT..i.l ... wm
t l",l,,,nl? "P ",8 an "?ny tl.e snapper
held on, like a bulldog a stream ot blood was
running down on the lloor, and the poor destes
ted rascal, his eyes streaming with tearH, beg
ged for mercy. He was ordered tocleiroul
with bis Imoty, which he speedily did, and no
ili.iilit lw. it 'i.e. na niivimia t.t .n( .i.t ..I Lib .ivi-m
. . , . .,..'.. . , .
as he had been, in the lirst place, to obtain
it.
To Prevent Rotiivi of Posts is the
tiuoi'M). Place ashes or limeonthe surface
of the earth around tho jvists. This will
render them twice as durable, and will prove a
great save where the fence is costly. Lime
mortar has been recommended to encase all
that part f the posts hieh is under the sur
face ; but this is not necessary, since the bot
tom of the post w ill often lust as long us the top.
. .
To IKSrRov RoAfiiEt. Tuko three cents
worth of Orange mineral, (an oxyde of lead,)
mix it with mol.isscs till it becomes of the con
sistence of paste. Spread the pnte on small
pieces of iNtstelsutrd. Xty .these about the in
fested places in the evening ; the roaches eat
freely and die at all events many die, and
shortly the rest disnpMar, ihiI to return. This
is a sure remedy for the destruction of these
uboiuuable pests.
Nkv Mkiiioii or rmniNii a Ills. In the
course of tho examination of Lieut Walker,
before the Court Mattiul yesterday, he stated
that while engaged with the native on Drum
nioud's Island, "lie told Mr. Field, miu was one
of the best shots among us, to demoiiklrate the
efficiency of our arms."
Judge. Advocate. Well, sir how did you de
monstrate tho efficiency of your arms 1
Witness. Oh, by shooting a native. A. Y.
A liter,
Hovr to Commit Matrimomv. In a work
written some years ago by John Taylor of
Iondon, it is related that Home Tooke, being
in company with a young gentleman just on
the point of fulfilling a matrimonial engage
ment, observed that he was once in imminent
danger of matrimony, but was deterred by an
old friend, to whom he looked with reverence
for his wisdom and experience, and who gave
him the following advice :
"You must first, snid fie, consider the person
of the lady, snd endeavor to satisfy yourself,
that if she has excited, she is likely to secure
your admiration. Yon must deeply scrutinise
br mind, reflect whether she possesses a rate
of intellect that Would be likely to render her
n intelligent companion ; if you arc satisfied
she does, you are to examine her temper, and
yoti find it amiable.and not likely to irritate ,
your own on any occasion, yoti must proceed to
'ain all the information you can procure re- ,
I aiKMiliiK. tin nn.mttd a.i.l rttlw. il i t'flc ntlit
f"VllllH1.l P.IIlir flt.JVIIMI I'l.ll.l I. V..-' '
, if yoif have no reason to object to their being
your relations anil companions, you mut then
enquire who and what are her friends, for you
i must not expect her to sacrifice all her old con
nexions when she becomes "your wife; and if
you find them agreeable people, and not like
ly to lie burthensomeor Intrusive, and are qnite
satisfied with the prospect, yoti may then or
der your wedding plothes and fix the day for
the marriage. , When the bride is dressed suit
able to the occasion, the friends at cliureli,
and the priest ready to begin, you should get
upon your horse, and ride away from the place
ii h fast an your hone run carry yini.n
A Hit. Our Representatives in Congress
catele-s "goss" on every occasion and r from
every one. Not long since the Hon. Joseph L.
bite from tins Slate, in his remarks upon
the 'little' tanlfbill, as it is called, thus defined
the position of the Representatives from Dis
trict No. 1 '. Indiana Paju-rl
"I regret that my colleague (Mr. Proffit) is
not with us. In counting the number of the
Representatives from my state, who without
the repealing feature be retained, will oppose
this bill, I found myself in the condition of the
servant who was sent to count liis muster's
pigs, Wpon hi, ref.trn, being asked whether
he had fulfilled his errjnd, he replied 'No. I
counted six but there was one little tpotted j
fellow that kept up such a devil of a jumping
uloul that I couldn't count him at all. Roars
of laughter. " !
KvF..N-11a.M1:I JlSTK'E AND RoCOH-FlxTKT)
La dim. A fellow, named ' Kdward Pound,
w ho married one wife too many, was walking
up Second street last Saturday, with Mrs.
Pound II. hanging on his arm, when, on turn -
ing a corner, (by the drollest accident in the
world,) they encountered Mrs. Pound I , w ho
MS UU 7V . SI VV lilt IS tlllj I U VI U1SU
. i
came on to this city in search of her runaw ay
husband. The Caitiff stood convicted, em
barrassed, and confounded, and in very short
order the two Mistresses Pound fell on him
with their fists and pounded biin to The con
sistency of corn-pudding. He got free from
their clutches, bolted down Vine street and
has not since been heard oC Ih tiling I'x
prt n.
The liiiwell Vox Populi says that "All men
are endowed with certain inalienable rights
except poor mm. All men who do not pay
their honest debts are great scamps except
tUieo who cheat on a large scale. All men
i are born free and equalexcept neerms
. . , r
All
men are allowed to think and act freely except
'.i i.v. All il ..1.1
litosv who inr lor a iini. tn hvii niioivs
sed and accomplished women are ladies ex
cept Factory iiirtx.
Aotiipr Vrttv A fund father, the other
day, wishing to form an alliance between his
stupid lublierly son and a fine young lady of his
acquaintance, sent hi n to her with the; follow
ing note :
"Dear nridani Allow niu to present my
Hill for your acceptance."
The lady scut the spoon hack to its lather,
with the following reply:
"Dear bir Your Bill is vetoed."
Rkm iRKAfti.B Kat. One year ago, Mr.
Caleb Hartshorn, of this place, while chopping
logs hi the woods, cut his foot otlijust below the
iinklo, with his axe. We arc informed on the
best authority, that a uev fb-t has grow n out
since, in iu place. It is one of the most pro
vidential things wv. ever heard of.
Aria iu.il tiaiilte.
Providential ! not at all. What says the poet
"There's Diiiiity that thajtet our end,
RoUyli Arot ihem we will. '
Ihtroit ltaily Advt rUtrr.
IJotii t' e ast and the future are veiled ono
wears the Veil of the w idow, the other that
of the virgin.
PuriiRNt k and love are not made for each
other, in proportion as love increases pru
dence diminish..
her. She is young.'
Then she is sly,'
.IWutiftii;
The more dangeTons.''
'Of good family,
'Then slie is prond.'
Tender hearted.'
'Then site is jealous?
She has talents;
. 'To lull me.'
And onc 'hnndred thousand dollurs
'I will take her.'
. . .
A Coi kith. Wogive the following infer
maticn 'how to know a Coquette,' for the infor-
illilliill . il' l ll I IP I if 1 1 1 O 1 1 1 Vl'll it I'fi llf1 T 1 Mil 1 t.S
"Cm you tell me,"eriid Cilia to Damon, "from
. win nee
I mny know, a cmpirtte from a woman of Senie
Where the. difference lies V "Yes," said Dr-
mon, ! can j
Every man courts the one, t'other courts 'every
mun
We very much admire the church warden"
wife who went to church tiirthe first tune (n
her life when herlnisbTnd Was church wartfen,
and being somewhat lute, the Congregation
were getting tip from their knees at tlie tmio
she entered, and she said, with a sweet ce-nde-sCending
smile, "prny keep your seats, iadies
and gentlmncn : I think no more of tnyself
Xhrm I did before
When Dr. Johnson courted Miss Porter, whot
lie mmied, lie told her that he was of mean
extraction, that he had no money, and an un
cle of his had been hanged ! ' The lady 1)y way
of reducing "herself to an equality replied, that
she had no more money than himself, and that
though none of Iter relations had been hangei,
she had fifty who deserved hanging.
TiieRt'MNa Passion. A pretty girl named
MaTy, has been puaished for stcalrflg a pnifo
breeches in New York. .
A country merchant who keep a general
assortment, advertises among other things
niackmen'H giiA es -plain lady's slippeis Ted
children's stockings and new children's books,
A discarded lover in Philadelphia hung Up
his jacket and tired at it, instead of shooting
himself.
1 An Irishman cautions the public against bar
1 boring or trusting his wife Peggy on bis ao
' count, us he is w4 married to her.
t .
Scknk im a Dkbitinu Socikty. PresidOrX
We w ill take the ayes and noes on the pre
vious question.
Member A word or two, Mr. President
Friends, Romans, Countrymen ; lend mc you
ears
President Order, ehr we will take Vhe eyca
and nose first ! .
A foolish fellow went to the parsoYi of tit
parish with a long fare, ami told him he bad
seen a gliost at he was passing the grave
yard, moving along against the side of tha
wall. 'In w hat shape did it appear 4V 'In the
shape ol an ass.' 'Go home arrd hold your
tongue about it,' said tha pastor 'you hav
been trigterred at your own shadow.'
Cowab. 'Papa what doea the Editor lick
his Price Current with V
Whip it ? He don't whip it, my child.'
'Then he lies, pa.
Hush'. Tom, that's a very nanghty word.'
Well, by George ! this ere paper says,
Price Current carefullly corrected,' and I
gtnMi when I got;, enrtrrtrd I gets licked hey
hut 1 '
A"" my son.' Rich. Star.
l'i(Al 'Samlv, vou nigger, nreymi afraid
of work !' 'Ilre- you, inassa, 1 no '(raid of
work I'll lie down and go sleep nyht by loir)
side.'
Good morning John, is Mr. Brown al home I
'No aii be has gone out' Well I'll walk in
and talk a while with Mrs. Drown.' 'She has
gone out also, sir. Well never mind, I'll
walk into the parlor and set by trie fire until
they return.' 'Sorry to Bay, sir, it has gn
ou too !
'Mik and wit ynmeelf than can be after
telling me how they make ice era mea !' 'In
truth I Ciin, and rto they not bake tliem in cold
ovens, aure enough !'
Pa baa lightning got fists 1' 'No my child.'
'I guess it has, Pa, for I read it in the paper
that the lightning struck a man and knocked
him down.'

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