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If. B. MASSER, JOSEPH EISEI.Y. Publish km ino RormiTons. it. .1I.1SSEII. ttlitor. Office in Centre Me a, in the rear of It. B. Mas- ser e Store.) THE" AMERICAN" Is published every Satur day at TWO DOLLARS per annum to be paid half yearly in advance. No paper discontin ued till all arrearages arc patd. No subscriptions received for a loss period than six months. All communication or letters on business relating to the olRco, to insure attention, must bo POST PAID. e; . j . 1 - THK P K K S J. A propbnpv iml in the m-mth nf John VI, the reign ing pontilT when tho art of printing was invent ed. (Tram the French "T.e Tyrtee tin Midi.") Come, Chri-linn kinirs, awake, arie! Prri a'e to fight as with one heart ; A child of him who's prince of lies, His just found out the printing art. Arise, the dancer threatens nil; Our future ills none can express. If e'er our pow'r shall pros'Mte fill, Twill f .ll beneath that of the Press. It is a Proteus, ne'er the same; A hydra with a thousand heads; A phfpnix r'siii)? Com the fame.; It is a rumor which mi-loul ; A monster which will swallow all; 'Tis anli-christ, come to oppress. If e'er our pow'r shall prostrate fad, 'Twill f ill beneath that of the Press. The prospect sad my soul dismays ; T'linling will give to journals birth, And lhcs w ill sprend, a thousand ways, Their subtle poison o'er the earth. They'll leap o'ei mountain', sea, snd nil Their venom will the world p.scss. If e'er our pow'r ahull prostrate fill, 'Twill fall beneath that of the Press. The pres throughout the world will sound ; In thunders loud to us it speaks, And Ihore'the peopi? will be found, Like Polyphemus when he wakes. Come, let us haste; 'twill ruin all, And our authority depress If e'er our pow'r shall prostrate fill, Twill fall beneath that of the Press, Against this art let us unite, And barriers to this flood oppose ; Let us combine, with all our might, On tho ain crowd our laws impose. Punitdi the sciibMcrs one und all, Punh-h them tnd their wronpa repress. II e'er our pow'r shall prostrate fill, Twill fill beneath that of the Prcs. From his high throne, on pow'r intent, Vi nccancc he preach'.! t' injure suece-s ; A chief who cliirn to represent, Ad.idwhois a ;! of peace, ' The press," he said, wiH level all, Order destroy, pro luce. Jist'css, Ifc'ir our pow'r shall prostrate fill. Twill fall beneath that of tho Pi.." Prom the New York True Sun. Al'TJM.V. Imperial Autumn wives her wand the flowers of I summer i.uli And gold is mingling with the grciij in every syl van 'hade. The wind has now an orran tone, the sun a solemn cVam, And southward moves athwart the .ky, the wild swan's ll ing train. The mind, which (m earth's changing scenes full oft receives its hoe. In the c.dm sabbath of the year grows calm and s ilemn ton, And thoughts route w'oh the falling leaf, of dear one parsed away Leaves fallen from the trio of I.ove, its golden leaves arc they. Hut as when Autumn winds grow loud, and Au tumn woods sre bare, With trumpet cry the wild swan seeks a bright home through the air; So when tlm j y of earth are dead, the mourner's thoughts should rise To the soul's home of light and life, whose summer Mvi ii fl e. J. 13. "Do SoMKruiNO. Do something, young man, don't be a living corpse all your days, from which the active multitude shrink as from pu. refaction. But stir your muscles, circulate your b!K)d, and stretch your bones. Cod nev- er made you fur an nutomatou, or ho would netrer have stamped his image on your brow; he made you for a n,an living, active, ener getic, iinmort;.',. Then do something do it now; tl(.xl week, or next month, but now. Look up ritir yourself shake of! your lethar gy open your eyes and spring to work for your life go at something, or you will corrode and perish with rust, to be worth nothing to mankind more than your flesh and blood will produce for enriching tho ground. "'What shall I do V you ask, as if your Maker hud made a fool of you, and never in tended you should labor. Do! Whythoreis every thing to do whichever way you look, there is work enough to employ your heart and hands a thousand life-times. Fields to culti vate and men to elevate ; sciences to be pro gressed and trades to be facilitated ; minds to be untrammcled and civilization to be extended. Just possess the disposition, and be determined to do something, and you will never be at a loss what to engage in." A woman should never take a lover without the coneent of her heart, nor ahusbind without the cooccurrence of her rrason. BUNBUffiT AMEBIC AM. Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of fhe majority, (he vital principlo of Republics, from which TIE PRESS im POWER AXI ISFl.t' KM K, We make the subjoined extract front the Ad dress of tho Rev. Dr. Spraguf., delivered before the Society of Phi Beta Kappa, in Yale College, on the 17th of August last. It claims an at tentive perusal : "We talk of tho press till it has become a llireadhare topic; andyet with all our tnlk, we have really no practical estimate of its impor tance. Time was when men's thoughts could be communicated only by being spoken; and some have conjectured that even the works of Homer were originelly committed only to the memories of men, and that generations passed awny before they were written on any matrri al substance. And when Demosthenes thun dered, and Virgil sutir, it was for the few, nnd not for the many; and their lofty productions were indebted to tho dogged lubor uf their transcriber. Dut the art ofprinting has operated in respect to the ancients like the word which will ac complish the great resurrection it has brought them up from the grave of ages, and pledged to the man existence every where and through all time. And the same art now advanced to a degree of perfection which casts into the shade f'aebest improvements of the past, is embalming men's thoughts in our days; iiye, end giving them wings by which they fly til over the world. You may sit in your closet now, and without opening your lips, speak fo those who dwell nearest the poles. You may multiply yonrseli", in a single week, into ten thousand ogeuts ei ther for good or evil. You may scarcely ever look into t lie world, and yet even thrones and principalities may feel the influence of your thoughts. The simplest view of' a subject is often the nust impressive. Estimate then the press, by the acknowledged influence of any great mind that lias spoke through it. Do you see that man, in the eccentricity of his genius, prostrate upon the floor, laboring to recall one of the noblest efTorts in the annuls of intellect! It is Hubert Hal!, busy with his sermon on modern infidelity. His lricuds have asked him to pub lish it, and he will not decline, but as yet i; has no existence except in his own mind ; and though he loathes the labor of writing, he is turning his hand at intervals to the work. Wonder of the age ns he was for modesty as well as fur genius, he dreamed not of the influ ence thatecrnum was destined to exert; but when it came forth, the world recognized it as the masterpiece of a master mind ; it puts itself into communkm with tiro grea'est intellects of the age; it threw around Christianity a new wall of fire ; and infidelity, nsshe bent over its pages, resolved that silence was prudence. Turn now your eye to yonder villa on the shorcsuf the .Mediterranean, and sec another mighty mind pouring out upon paper its brilliant thoughts, to be given ere long into the printer's hands. It is Rvron the Ileuvan-favored, nnd yet foul-minded Byron in the act of producing one of his licentious poems, IVradvcnture he is dreaming of nothing but his own fame; but he is in reality opening a new fountain of death upon the world ; ho is making provision to per petuate hi existence as tho enemy of his race; he is rendering the splendors of his genius sub servieiit to the wild nnd desperate purposes of his heart. Ilolh Hull nnd I5yr.ui are stars that mustulw.iys shine; but intlio beamsofthe one there is life in the beams of the other is death. I know not whether it is possible to gain n higher idea of the power of tho press and the consequent responsibility of thoso who wield it, than by looking at the effects which it produces in connection with the political struggles which occasionally occur in our own history. A nioiu- bf;r of Congress may rise in his place, and speak I five minutes by the watch, and yet he may ! have said that which in one week sliull well j nigh convulse the whole nation. A convention , may assemble to propose a candidate for the Presidential chair, and scarcely shall the result be announced, before the remotest village in the moft d st ant state shall have responed to it, and millions of hearts shall be beating, and millions of hands busy, lor the successor defeat oi the nomination. An emergency may occur in the administration of our government that looks portentous of evil ; nnd yet it slmll scarely have transpired from the councils of the cabinet, be fore the details of the w hole matter have passed under the eye of the nation, and men ot every class and every character are speculating in re gard to the policy that should be pursued. And whenever the waves of public feeling, are wrought up like the mighty ocean in a storm, it will always be found thut the press has had a principal agency in producing the commotion. I cannot leave this branch of my subject with out adverting briefly to our periodical literatnre ; though I regret the necessity of dismissing so important and fertile a topic with a passing re mark. What was at first a gontle rill that flow. ed go silently as scarcely to be observed, ere long became majestic river; and that has been gradually widening until it has lost its distine AND SHAMOKIN JOUKNAL: Mmbiiry, IVorlliumbcrlaiul Co. live character in a mighty deluge, that flown within no definable limits. If there is a single corner in any of the departments of human speculation or human action, which our periodi cal press docs not cover, I know it not. You may bo a philosopher, or a statesman, a physi cian or a divine, a farmer or a merchant, an artisan or an artist, a friend of the muses or a friend of the graces, and you have only to step into one of our periodical depositories to supply yourself with the latest, if not the brightest, thoughts in the department to which your are devoted. And you are fortunate indeed if there is no attempt made to set aside your moral n gency in this tnatler; for it has come to pass, in these dny, that periodicals eometo ns unhid den; and what comes at first with the editor's compliments, is followed up in due lime by the publisher's bill. But without hazarding any speculations upon tho trade, I may say with confidence that the man who conducts a widely extended periodical, presides at one of the chief fountains of public influence, lie keeps himself inconstant, though invisible, contact with thousands and thousands of minds. They may take little note of the ef fect which he produces upon them, and may even silently congratulate themselves that their opinions are their own ; nnd yet he may behold ing them spell-bound under his magic influence. While he determines the manner in which no small part of their lima shall be spent, he im perceptibly helps to mould their taste, guide their judgement, fix their prejudice, nnd give complexion to their character. Yonder is the respectable quarterly, devoted to the interest of science and literature of philosophy or religion. It goes abroad to do a glorious work : and pos tcrity will sec that the name of its editor has a place on the liat of the world's benefactors Yonder is a weekly sheet, designed as a vehicle of slander and falsehood, of pollution and imp ety. Its issues are like the opening of a cage of unclean birds. The vulgar herd together al the corners of the streets, to glut themselves over it. Its editor is a scourge to his genera tion. Who then can estimate the influence fur good or evil of the periodical press ! Who can estimate the number of individuals whom reaches, the amount of time which it engrosses, the expenditure of thought and feeling to which it lead:?, the decisive bearing which it has upon our individual, social, and national interest 1 It is not a small matter, my friend to be the con dnctor even of a country newspaper ; and I would sny to every man who aspires even to Auf vocation, "Sit you down first, ami count the cost." rumors nnucs. At the c-.fner of Ilayard and llowcy. New York, is a hotel called the North American, nnd on the top thereof you may spy a wooden image of lad with ragged knees and ellrows, whose mother doesn't know they are out. Tint im age commemorates the history of a yankec boy, of the name of David Reynolds. Some fifty years ngo he came here nt the nae of 10 or 1 1, without a copper in his pocket. I think he hail run away; at all events, he was alone and friendless. Weary nnd hungry he leaned up against a tree, where the hotel now stnmls, every eye looked strnnge upon him, and he felt forlorn and disheartened. While he was trying to devi'se some honest means to obtain food, a gentleman inquired for a buy to cury his trunk to the wharf; and the yaukee eagerly oil. Ted his services. For the job he received twenty five cents; most ot which ho spent l'r fnit to sell ui'.'uu. I le stationed iuuuelfby tiiu friend ly tree, where he had fi.-rt ohl'iincd employ ment, and soon disposed of Ins stock to advan tage, and '.s it!i increased capital he increased his stuck. He must havs managed his buincs. with yaukee shrewdnes, or perhaps ho was a cross of Scotch and Yankee, for he soon estab lished a respectable fruit stall beneath the tree, and then he bought a small shop that t-tu.nl within the ,-hude, and then he purchased u lot of land, including several buildings round ; and finally he pulled down the old hou.-e and b.i.H up the large hotel which now stands there. The old tree seemed to hilo lll-e home. There he had met w uh his good luck in a strange city, nnd lr.mii.lay today, "'id from month to mouth, thoie friendly iMutghs had still btoked down upon his rising fortune. He would not desert that which stood by him in tho dicary hours cf poverty and trial. It must be moved to make room for tho big mansion, but it should not bo destroyed. From its beloved trunk he caused his image to be carved, as a memento of his own forlorn beginnings, and of his grateful recollec tions. That it might tell a truthful ta'.e, and remind of early struggles, tho ric'.i citizen of New York caused it to bo carved with ragged trowser, and jacket out at the elbow s. A Hist. 'You chargo me fifty sequins, taid a Venetian nobleman to a sculptor, 'for a bubl that cost yMi only ten days' labor.' 'You for got,' replied the artibt, 'that I had been thirty years learning to make that bust in ten days.' there is no appeal but to force, the vital principle and la. Sulmdsiy, JVov. mill. Reviving lle red. Mantaccini, the famous charlatan of Paris, was n young man of good family, and having in a few years squandered a l.trire estate, nnd reduced himsclfto lieggnry, he felt that he mnt exercise his ingenuity or starve. In this stite of mind he cast his eyes round the varioti? do vices whirl, nva frnrn inrl.tr-nrn. nod urn wn-t ; ( . favored by fortune. He soon perceived that"11 icgai u.squ.suions. u nas never oe.oro neint charlatanism was thai on which this blind bene- ! Ion me to be obliged to prosecute so direful, fortress lavished her favors with most pleasure, ! nnd in the orentest abundance. An adroit and i loquacious domestic was the only remaining I attideofall his former j-randeur ; he dressed j him up in a gold inced liverv, mounted a splen-1 did chariot, and stalled on the tour under the j name, style, e.nd title of "the celebrated Dr. M.intaccini, who cure nil diseases with a sin- glo touch, or a simple look." i -,.,.,,.., , ; Not finding that he obtained ns much prac- 1 1 i tice ns his daring genius anticipated, ho deter- 11 tinned to resort ti still higher ll.glits. He le:t , , , " I'aris, nnd modestly announced l.iniselt at l.v- ons as'-the celebrated Dr. Mantaccun, whore- , , .,, ,, , , I vivos the dead at will. Tu remove a I doubt he declared that in filtcen days he would go to j the common church-yard and restore to life, its inhabitant., though buried for ten years. This declaration excited a general rumor and tiuir- j niur against the doctor, w ho, not in the least! .i: t .... i .i- ;... I ... ! uim.iirvi -i nun-, niiiimn in im; inn imi .1 it; anil 1 e- c . ; questcu tliat lie might tie tmt under guaw to i 1 prevent his escape, until he should perform his nndertakieg. The proposH,.... insp.rcl ! greatest confidence, and the whole cty came ... v.. uu j-"--' nuuim ur nr. ills ceusiitiaiioiis were iiiosr. 110- . 11 .. r merous, anu nc receiv. u large sums 01 money. , At length the famous day approached, and Hie j doctor's vaVt learing for his slemlders, began ; to mnniteai signs o. uneasiness i ou h.iow ; noii.mg 01 inankin... sain tne qmcK ia uis scr- j vsnt, "be quiet." Scarcely had he spoken these j woros wuen iiic waowmg leuer was prec.Hc. , :o nun iron, a ncu cnuen . -c.r, n.e great o- , peration y.m are going to pertonn, lias i.roken my rest, j have a wite l.uri.M tor some tune, who was a fury, and I am unhappy enough al- j reauy, wiuioui ner reMirrccuon. in me came ; ol Heaven .10 not n.aKe me t.vper.inent. I w 1.1 ; give yon nity i-uis to Keep your secret to your- j self." ln an infant aller, two dashing beaux : nrriveii, who, witn tne in..?i earnest supplies- I ions entreated linn not to rai.-e titeir o.d fatiier, meny tne gvearcM nuser .1. i:ie cu. ns, in sucti an event, tm-y wo.1,.1 he reuoeeu 10 n,o most deplorable indigence. 1 Dey ottei e,t him a fee of liity l.v.'.i?, M:t the it.KMor stiooti his nesu in doubtful compliance. Se.ircely had they rcti- u.w somever, os it was she, cousin Sally Dil red, w hen a yo-.-.ns w i.l uv. on the eve of matri- ;ar,i jtose iC nwut go niepy threw hcrseli at the feel of the quack, , Cio;s. In tho name ofcommon sense, Mr. and, with subs and sighs, implored his mercy. '. Urri, what do you mean by this rigmarole. In short, from nvun till night, the doctor reeei- U'ifness. Captain Rice, he gin a treat, and ved letters, vis-its, present?, fees, to an excels, j ctlrn p,,, Dilliard, she came over to our whiidi absolutely overwlu -lined him. The minds p,,,,, aud axcd me jf r,y wife Bie n,oul't g0, of the citizens were dilV-n-ntly and violently a. j j f(llj cousj Sally Dilliard gitatrd.soiiie by fear, and others by curiosity, j CAos Strq., sir, if you please: wc don't so that the chief magistrate, of the city waivd I want t0 ,earany thing about cousin Sully Dil- upon the dnctor, and said : ,-Sir, f have not the least doubt, from my experience of your laie ta lout", that Voil will be abb' to accniupli-h the resurrec'ion in our church yard the day alter to-morrow, according to your premise ; but I pra v you to observe that our city it in the utuio-t uproar and confusion, nod loconsider the dread- fill revolution the success of your experiment .nust pro,lu:e in every family ; f entreat yen, : therefore, net to attempt it, but togoaw ay, e.tvl , thus restore the tranquility of the city. In jus- ; lice, however, to your nr.: s:id il.vinc tal-T.t-, I shall :;ivo you an r.ftest-ilmn, indue form, uu- ; dor our seal, t!.i.t you can r t icr the dead, and j that it wasi.nr own fault that we v. ere net eye- : w itiie.-.se.-; of your niwei." This certificate wa- 1 d'llv signed ;at I ili livere.l iiiid D.v M int i' i i'.i : iell I yens lor oilier ci! i. s t.i woik new intru des. Inn s-hoi t trite he fti'med t.. l'ari-, lei-d.-d with gnld, w lu re lie laughed at tlu- p.ipu'ar .leiiii'.ity. I'liyyic na.I i' iu.'. v. AtliMi'M ami vi Mi-ii vta:! -'."e have fie- quently heard i f the , n!er,ee of uvw lli in oi- 1 dlliarv talent .'Mn'nle I by a little b U-iW in I !i i - ! i place, of humble nrig.u, but w ho rejn.crs in the euphonious and cla-s-ie names ol" Mii.ion Mooui:. He has fioio his rhildboxol, 'icn indications l tloverncss nut verj couiuiou, and though at this time but thiitccn years ;f age, he has f xhiblted spcciiucnsof intuitive art and mechanicHl skill which are not often met with, tne') as minia ture fire c.igine, draw ing, paintings, &c. More receciiy he has turned his attention to bculp- iure, and lhe little but rough slubs of marble, in his persevering and skillful hands have hern re duced to shape, and represent flowers wit'i a beauty and truthfulness to nature, which proves beyond a doubt that Milton Moore isanembi vo Cleavinger orGreenough. What he hue done, so far, may be regarded as mere child's play it is his way ef enjoying his honro of leisure, and if the man equals the promise of tho boy, Milt" will gnshesd and no mi-take. f'aoileirlvrg (T.i) Whip. immediate parent of despotism. Jarmaso. Vol. lo. a--Wliole JVo, ICS. Vrom Alkinsnn'i Casket. rorsix sAi.i.r dixliarp. Scene. A CoenT of Justice im N. Carolina. A beardless disciple of Themis rises nd thus I addresses the Court: I 'May it please your Worship.nnd you gentle- u.en of tho Jury, since it has been my fortune - l - 1 j f .. :tl v . , , - on" ur ' nul 10 exercise mysei. I 1 ri. t r i c,i anJ "lal.c.ous asnult-a more wilM, vl,,i"m' """Sous. nu mur.terons oauery, ano bnally a more diabolical breach has seldom Imp- PrilPU ln a civinzea country, ana I dare say it Uns "Uom l,ccn yur du,y- t0 P3SS "Pn 01,0 80 ""S ocncvoie.u leenngs as in.f, wmcn looU !""ce ovtr al Captain Kice a in this conn- bnl J'ou will tiearfrom tlie witnesses. Hie wl"'sscs uting sworn, two or mree uemg ex- amineu nnu ueposeu onottiat tie nau neara tne , ,., . , , . , , ll.ii--r nnrl ill. I nnt ans llif. ritrlitnnritinr that ;, ., , . , ,, . ? . . , fm e.-iw thn rrtiv lint riirl nt btinur whn afriirb , , . ... , , . , , , first and a third, that he was very drunk and , . , , , . . r,, , b , Lawyer Chops. I am sorry gentleman, to . . . . . 1 .... nuvu uccupimi so mucu 01 your lime Willi me stupidity of the witnesses examined. It arises gentlemen, altogether from misapprehension on my part. Had 1 known as 1 now do, that I had a witness in attendance, who was well nc- riilnintfil u'itli nil t 111. eirnimetnnrAa rtf llio on ' ...v. . . 11 , , , , mill who was able to make himselt clearlv un- , . , . . ,. , , ,, ocrstaod bv 1 10 court and mrv. I should not mvc ,rcBpMcd on Jour lMc and patjcnce t.wc forward, Mr. Harri. and bo sworn. So fi )nvurJ conrs lhc wif a fut illiail, a -lectio' corned, and took his corporal oll-Kt vvitll an air CAllM M. i,arri wc .:. ,0 M ifc,llt uic riot that happened the other day at c ,ain Rjce. anJ aea j j , f j , Ci.t( ulroa()y wafted jn circum,ocu,inn( we wirfl you to bo coinppdioUB an j t(ie snllle tim CK , jclt Me. ;,rr,,..EdZactly.' giving the lawyer a Llunving wjk( aUhc . time c,earilis lis throat Captain Rico, he gin a treat, and cou bi( aajiy D,ilar,( ei,c cam0 0VPr to our 10Ue an(1 axcd me ir,Iiy wifebhe niout'nli ga . I told Su,y Di.iard( ,iat my v.ife waa hciug aa ,1(nv w h,1(j a touch of lhe Rhcuinatics itl the lip und tie big swamp was in the road, and the ewuinp v.as up( for ticre ,ad been a hcap ; , rin ateyi bllt howsomcver as it was she, C(,llfcll, Kttny D,Hiarj( ,y wifoshe niout go. Wtll.cousin Sally Dilliard then asked me if , MiVit( ,)(J niotlt-llt ?0. j tod C01)Hin Sa)ly Di , l!lrd ,)lat Mos0( iC was the foreman of the crop aI,,j tiu crop WM 8iar,y in the grass ; but llaid and your wife tell us about the fight at I! .ce's. Witness. Well, I will sir it you will let me. Chops. Well, sir; goon. U'i'inrss. Well, Captain Rice he gin a treat a,u, cmsill s.ly ,illiarif she came ovcr ,0 Pllr hou i'o v, and asked me if my wife she mout'nt ( 'hops. There it is again witness, witness p'eme to Stop. Witness. Well sir, what do you want ? Chops. Wc want to know ubout tho fight and you must pioceed to this important sto ty -do you Know any thing about, the matter before tho court. Witness.-To be i-ure 1 do. I 'hp-. Will you go on and tell it and no 1 1 1 . i : else ! itness. Well, Captain Rice he gm a treat, Chops. This is intolerable, may it please the Court I move that this witness be commit ted for a co;;tet:ipt he seeir.sto be trifling with t! e court ( Witness you nre now before a court of S j.-tiee, mid unless you behave yourself in a in. re becoming manner, you will be sent to j ul, so begin and tell what you know about the fight at Captain luce's. 11 if nesr.- (alarmed,) Well gentleman Captain Rice, he gin a treat, and cousin Gaily Dilliard CI.eps. ! hspe this witness may be ordered into custody. Court, (after deliberating-) Mr. Attorney tho Court is of opinion thut we may save time by tilling the witness to go on his own way. Proceed, Mr. Harris, with your story, but stick to the point. Witness Yes, gentleman, well, Captain Rice, he gin a treat, and cousin Sally Dilliard she came over to our house and axed ine if my wife she mout'nt go. I told cousin Sally Dil liard that my ife the way pearly be ng as how or ai i:rtisi.'. I square 1 insertion, . f ,0 I do 3 do . . . 0 75 1 do 3 do . . I 00 Evory subsequent insertien, 0 Yearly Adertisements : one column, 2S ; half Column,! I 8, three squares, I2 ; two squares, f 9 one squaie, f .r. Half-yearly: oris column, f 1 8 ; half column.f 13 ; three squares, fB two squama, f!j; one s.pinre, f -1 50. Advertisements left without directions as to the length of tiinelhey are to be published, will be continued until ordered out, and charged accord ingly. C"j"Siiclccn lines make a square. g'lJi i.... . . i.. . '- in sho had lhc Rheumatics in the hip, and the big swamp was up ; but howsomevcr as it was she, cousin Sally Dilliard, my wifo sho niout go. Well cousin Sally Dilliard then axed me if Mose he mout'nt go. I told cousin Rally Dilliard as how Mose, he was the foreman of the crop, and the crop was smartly in the grass; but howsomcver, as it wa9 Bhe, cousin Sally Dil liard, Muse ho mout go. So they goes on to gether, Mose, my wife and cousin Sally Dil liard, and they comes to the big swamp, ai.d lhc big swamp was up as t was telling you ; bi t being as how there was a log across the bi swamp, cousin Sally Dilliard and Mose, I ik genteel folks they walked the log, but my vif like a fool, waded, and gentlemen that's llm leight of what I know about it ! A Broken Heart. People talk an everlasting sight of nonsense about wine, women, aud horses. I've bough', and sold 'em all, I've traded in all of them, and I tell you, there ain't one in a thousand thut knows a grain about cither on 'em. You henr folks say, Oh, such a man is an ugly grained critter, he'll break his wife's heart ; just as if a woman's heart was as brittle as a pipe stalk. The female heart, ns my experience goes, isjist like a new Indian rubber shoe ; you may pull and pull as it strcatches out a yard long, and then let go, and it will fly back to its old shape. Their hcartsavo ninde of stout leather, I tell you, there's a plaguy sight of wear in 'cm. I never knew but one case of a broken heart. and that was in to'ther sex, one Washington Banks. He was a snoZT. He was tall e- nough so spit down on the heads of yourgreu adinrs, and near about high enough to wade a cross Charleston river, and as strong as a tow boat. 1 guess ho was somewhat less than a foot longer than the moral law nnd catechism too. He was a perfect picture of a man j you coulJ'nt fault him in no particular; ho was so just a made critter, folks uscJ to run to the winder when he passed, and ray there goes Washing ton Banks, beant he lovely 1 I don't believe there was a gal in tho Lowell factories, that want in love with him. Sometimes at intermis sion, on Sabbath days, when they all cania out together, (an atnain hansom sight too, ncsr a bouta whole congregation of young gals) Bank used to say, I vow young ladies, I wish I had five hundred arms to reciprocate one with each of you; but I reckon I have a heart big enough for you all, it's a whapper, you may depend, and e very mite and morsel of it at your service. Well how you do act, Mr. Bank-, half a thou sand little clipper-clapper tonguer. could saj-.r.'l at the same time, aud their dear little cy sparklin, like so many stars twinklin of a fit.; ly night. Well, when I last see'd hun, he was all tl i and biines, like a horse turned out to die. II wastetotally deflcshed, a mere walkin skele ton. 1 am dreadful sorry, says I, to tee you. Bsnks, lookin fo pecked, why you look like i sick turkey hen, all legs ; what on airtha.'i you! I am dyin, says he, of a fcroAcn htait. What, says I, have the pals been giltin you ! No, no, says he, I beaut such a fool as that ne ther. Well says I, have you made a bad spec ulation ! No, says he, shakin hii head, I hopj ( have too much clear grit in me to take on s bad for that. What under the sun, is it, then said I. Why, says he, I made a bet the forJ part of summer with Leftenant Oby Knowles, that I could bhoulder the best bower of the Con stitution frigate. I won my bet, lut the An ehor it was so elernul heaiy thut it Lrohe vri heart. Sure enough he did die that very fall, und he whs the only instance I ever hacrd teM of a broken heart. Sam Slick. Wiit.Ki: voe utoiiT to hvvc ur.rs. A cler gyman who is in tho habit of preaching in the ditlerent parts of the country, happened to bu at nn inn where he observed a horse jockey trying to take in an honest man, by iuipoaitig; iiH)n him a broken win led horse for a 6ouiul one. Tho parson knew the bud character of tho jockey, and taking the gentleman aside, tol l him to be cautious of the person ho was dealing: with. The gentleman finally declined the pur chase, nnd tho jockey quite nettled, observed, 'Parson I had much rather hear you pleach, than see you privately interfere in bargains between man and man in this way. 'Why, replied the parson, 'if you would have been w here you ought to hvo been laal Sunday, you laight have hearJ ine preach." 'Where wae that?' enquired the jockey. 'In tho Stut Prison,' returned the clergyman. Homk Pkotf.ction. Passing by I-afayelte? Square last evening, we heard two fellows, wh'j sat on one of lb benches, discussing very pro foundly the leading party political measures of the country. You is in favor of home protection, 'uu'tyou Jim V said oneoftin.ru. 'Well, I reckon I is. Bill,' raid the other, but that what the w rugs tell about home protcctju'i is all gammon there aint no home protection IXies you think il there was, that my o'd wo man 'ud give ine g oss as sho does 1 No, Bill, all that ere about hone protection is a wagus idea - There aint none for fi llers like me.' AT. 0 Fir.