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Ti:mis of tiii: 4mcuica." II. B. MAStKR, PuftLlsnKRS ASD JOSEPH lilrSEI.Y. $ PiiormsToss. . II. .n.lSSKU, Editor. OJfict in Centre fe,y,7ri Ae rear of II. D. Mas ter's Store. THE" AMERICAN" is published ewj Satur day nt TWO DOLLARS per annum to be paid hnlf yearly in aJvance. No paper disconliu tied till A Li nirearagcs are paid. No subscriptions received for a less period than six motii. All communications or Idlers on busings relating to the oltice, to insure attention, must be POST PAID. SUNBiUIRY AMERICAN. AND SIIAMOKIN JOURNAL. l'liicni or Airi:itTii.u. I squars 1 insertion, 1 do 8 do 1 do 3 d.l F.very subsequent inserlir.D. . f O so . 0 75 1 no Of Yearly Advertisements: one column, f 25 j hnlf column, f 18, three squares, f 18 two squares, f 9 one square, jfl. Half-yearly : one column, $t t half column, f It j thres squares, (8 two squares, 1 3 t one square, $S fiO. Advertisements lett without directions as to lbs length of limn they are to be published, will I ft continued until ordered out, and charged scoo'd inftly. (j-Pinteen lines make square. g- -' ' - I. - L .. . 'I approached almost bursting with suppressed laughter, and cuquired. 'How are you old fellow did you kill it V Well, 1 did, hoss,' ugh-ugh-o-o-o my in Absoluto acquiescence in the decision of the majority, the vital principle of Republics, from which there i no appeal but to force, the vital principle ami immediate parent of despotism. Jtrrtitson. Ily 3IaNor & i:icly. Siiiibury, .orlliuniborlaiKl C'u. la. Saturday, .Ian. II, 115. nl. 5 o. tU-.Vholc No, '2'Z4. rauuiM&SSSIISSSE HE ST FElTlTEPw & CO. Mannfacttircrs of l.UBRELLS, PAR 1S0LS, nml SIS SHADES, A'. MM Market Street, Philadelphia, BNVITE the attention of Merchants, Mannfae lurrts, Ac., fcc to their very extensive, ele gant, new stock, prepared with great care, and of fered at the lowest possible prices for cush. The principle on which this concern is establish ed, is t.i consult the mutual interest of their custo mers and themselves, by manufacturing a pood ar tic e, sellinir it nt thnliiW'St price for cash, and realizing their own n inunt rution, in the amount of salt s and quirk returns. Ptwstssing inexhaustible facilities f.ir manufac ture, tlicy are pirpaied to supply orders to anv ex tent, and respectfully solicit ihe patronage of Mr chants, Manufacturers and Den'cis. A la'ge assortment of the New M)le ("ur tain I'iiirsiiIs. Philadelphia. June I. IS It ly HERR'S HOTEL, romn.Eti.Y Tiir.)ioxT iioi si:, o. IV, C Ilt-Kllllt Sllft'l, PHILADELPHIA. . fl'IIR pFBst;UIUHIt. ' recently of rffflfy Readii'C, wotild inform the pub , !:, lie that he has lilted up ih above cap i-jVllilifelci.-us nod convenient stahlishnicnt, and will always be r- ad lo entcrt in visitors. Ht es lahlished 'reputation in the line.it is hoped, will nfliird full a-siirnice, thai his guests will be sup- tilie-l wi h every rumf rl nml HCComm..da'ion ; whilst his house will be coiutuecd under such ar 'iniiemei ts as w.ll si-cil e a eh .ni ter f r the first esponsibilitv. ami saiilactor cnteitaiumeul for ill Jiviilu.ils aril I : 1 e--. Charge for tioatdinR f I peril. v. DANIEL HERR. rhiladilph'ni. Mav 25, 1811 ly To t'oiinli'V JBi'rciiaiitN. i toots, Slioos, liditiiot?, Leghorn and Palm U-af Hats.' (1. AV. & 1.. IS. TAYT.Oli, tt the S. F..cormr of Market anil Filth Sis., ' PHILADELPHIA, OFFER for sa e an ixtenie i.tniiini-nt of the ntii.w, Hid all of whirh ihev sell at unusual ly low pi ices, and puttictil .ilv invite (he attention .if buvt-l vi-illng the cilv, loan t lamination of heir stock. U. XV. &. L. U. TAYLOR. Philadelphia, May 23. 111. ly n.ll(.U ' S.I The small farm, cont iininc about 100 acres, about - mi.es hove Noilt um etl ind. nlj uiiinu l.iinls nt J-sse l,. ilorton, John Lechou .iml otheis, will be sold hiap, if iiplira'ion i- inailc soon to ihe suhsciiht-r, tsunbury. Aur 31. H. B. M r 4 V liii.l.est mica will be j-"-1" i 1 given for Flax Pevft. by Ann .'U. 181-1. II. II, 5IA .SS E H . ; MM'TAfi E LIBLF.s. Fnt" copies of i eCot ta;e Bil'b-, lln-cheap, st book ever published, otitainiiiR the rnniini ntar on ihe Old ami New stamcnl, jn-t leceivnl and for sale, fur six doll irs. y June 1ft. II. B. MANSER. HEIIOVAL. i) o c i'o n ... . m ass i: ii, BE.SPECTFI LLY informs ihe cit izens of iSuuhury and its vicinity, thai fg& he hts removed his oHice to ihe white 'J&Z buibltna in Ma-ket Sun oe. east of Ira .. It mem s -tne. anil imiidaUlv opposite tin- . ,r i t i, i i. . ., ... r ao-l o bee. win re he will he ban nv to ncene ca l n the line of bis pro'ession Siinluiiv, May 4 ih. 111. I) A V 1 !) F. N A X S' Patent Tiro ami Tliiof Pronf Iron Chests, Slate lined Kcfrigeralors, with Kilters attached when ie(iiireil. ft, V AT SOU, o. 7() Smith third St., nnnisile the F.xrlianf-e, PHILADELPHIA, psj- MAN I FAI'll Ui; an.l 'M WSiSSj 'i.S'ijsion O nlers.Hi.d Patent Pre rripf1JSj" -Smium Foe and Tbi. I Proot I. U B lli-S-'l? J "l,.... I'l.o-i- for n e-prvim tP,fS.i..ks, Pspers. U .ds.Jeely, ' (Jolil, .silver, &c., Sic, maile ( Bod r Iron, (and not uvi r Plank n neiy-live -ut nf every one hundied now in ue and lor sle , .... I n.i l Kv.ii.' e mail,-.) wrn lirsi rale l.oc ks ami l'ai,l r.sn aii ni Keyhole ;oers siinilar to the one cihi' it- I at ihe Philadelphia Exchangf. tor ibice months . ih. .,mr -v84.,l7,v!lK?..,,il .berty t.i be used, and the Mu st not ocneil. a. tiouiih ihe exp rim. nt was nied ly at least I500 ersnns. lliirol Hie samn l.oins was humi ny itobbers, at ihe Delawarx tloal Olbce, in Walnut Ureel, abnve 'I'll. id. but 1, J not fcuccei d. Qj lloislina Mai bines, (run Honrs, superior l.oiks. nml all kinds of lion ('ail lli!. fenl and Co lying Piesscs, and Sinilhwiiik neiu rally, on hand tl manufactured at the shortest notice. fXj- CAU TION I do hereby notion all per. aon. ag.inst maki. K. uiiu. -lli,.Bl or ciudn, I.. be sold, any Keyhole I'oveis for Fire Proot I nests, or Uoois. taf any kind similar in piiueiple to my Patent, of lliih July, 1K1 1, and also ag ins' I.inmg lvefriiieratois Willi Male, lor winch my Talent u .late. I SOili March. IK 11, as any infiingeineiit will be I'talt wi h according to law. DAVID EVANS. Phihdulphiti, April 13. 1844. ly rORESTVILSJE iiit4ss i:k;iit nil cxocks. rilllK snbseiiher has iusl icceiveJ, for sale, a few J of lb above celebrated Eight Day Clocks, which will be sold at very reduced prices, for cash, Also, supeiior 30 hour Clocks, of ihe best make and quality, which will be sold for cash, at f 1 60. Also, suuerior H rasa 30 hour C4orks,t:M 00. De. . 143. H. H. MASSEH. tTONE WAKE for sale. 'i'Zf Kione Jugs, from 1 quart to 3 gallon", 60 Hione Jai. f'om 3 to gallon. For sale, cheap, by Od. H 11. 11. M.sCK. i SHORT ALMANACK roit Tim 12 a it 1 S I 5. Itrlng flfler I lie Komi lb of .liilyi the fl9th or Atnrrlrno lnilreitilriice. MONTHS. JANUARY, 6 7 13 II m,an si 2S FKBRl'ARY 1 11 I'll 17 IS .':), at J.V2G r, as MARCH. o in in ',!,2I 27i2S APRIL, 1 ! 8 1 1 12 i IS, HI 1 l.'l 111 ') 2:t a 1'2 I ! 10 i 2D': 'ill I 1 n 71 12,1. 'til I 11 tli17 ' is in an ai a.iiai-. a as 1 2 .1 -i '-:a:i .". la .H'NE, SI I', 10,11 I -a 1117 I S 1111 20 21 22 a:i2 1 1 V.' . j aii'a7,as an ':;o Jl'LY, ) 2 -t r, I l 12 Is, 111 i 0,10 1 lil.r.;lC 21.22 2-'l 2 12. 'i -ill ail 's,o;i Al'Gl'ST, i r. 9 lfi 23 :i() K 12 l-'ii 1 1 111,20, a l 22 aii 27 1 as SEPTEMBER, II 10,11 1213 r.n2o ir.; i is 22.2-1 2 I 2Ht:io OCTOBER, 1 2 3 S l 111 It !-! i ;! 1 7 21 22123! 2 1 12. i 27,25 20130.31 -I NOVEMBER, 3! -I A lo u'l2i:ijl i 17. is in 20 21,22 27 -S ! 2 I 2'i 2" I DECEMBER, 3 1 i 10' ill 12 lfi 17: IS 111,20 21,2-') 2l 27 3i! ! o:i 211 30 tltnlliK Woinrit'a Slilrls The papers huve picked up a ri(,'lit jood story uboiit on inoeiiioiis Paris room', who out wilted a woman. Ii ruuo thus : "An individiiu) well dressed, presented him self a I the fhti of n Iciimlo who mild ready made linen in one of the relirt-d parts of Paris, nml ubseived to her that she appeared to keep a larirp assortment of i L ent leiimn's shirts, 'tin . hi . i . I yec, h he had tliein ot all description, nml very , J J j rlicap.' '1'riiy nmdHin,' said ho, 'have ymi any : oarineiits of n giiniiar description and feiipermr ' (jtiality, lor lacl.ei ; 1 am about to be married ! "" ii to make my uuoniieu v.ne a present ' ,i a i i.. .....!., I Ol lliretr Ulizt-ll. - in in J y , tl'l lamij , en, have some which will nut you,' ami forthwith, , three pnrcels, rach continuing a dozen, were ex- j hibited on the counter. One was opened, and i the traner examined it with much attention ; at list he said, 'I am afraid these are. too short ;' then seemed lost lor a moment in thought, at the difficulty which presented itself to Ins mind nl" ascertaining tlip preriso size wanted, an idea seemedtoslriUehi.il. 'Madam,' he said, 'yon are about the height and size of the lady I shall shortly marry, 'Aould it be asking too much of vm tl (rnv llie (l( ,,;e 0VPr vor ,)ross.' iui . ,.,..... i.. at all, I I do it with a great deal of pleasure. In ' ' minute, tho itoihI woman appeared in the bo- . ( corn l ct ely enveloped in one. m h" r",,,,, i - I her, and ft viped, nppnrrntly to draw iiown the j nr1P,t lie hllld her to lis full lencttl. III lining which lit) very adroitly fastened her clothes to ; it with a larre pin. She supposing lin exami nation finished, attempted to take it oirngam, when to her astonishment she found her clothes rose up with it. At this moment the fellow grasped the parcel and made oil with them, j , .y womn ,lf,si,n,eii ,0 follow made ano- , " 1r- 8 "nt' . be ..a.. 1 d,,,,,,., been invited to dine in company with Hubert her attempt o .vest herself of the s, perlluous , J covering but lading to jo so, ran nfter bun. hot' ' " . ' much time however was lost, am! so many boys collected about her at the novel appearance bhe presented, that she waa soon compelled to re turn to her shop and put up with the loss." Deer Fkuit Tho Jackson Mississippinn states that two negro men in Holmes county, j while out huutins', came upon two deer locked together by the horna. To all appearance they had been entangled in the morning and had j remained eo ur.nl they were discovered. Inihn i mean tune one had killed the otVr ; but fclill they were fast together nil were aeparaled with considerable difficulty. The negroes despatch ed the survivor and carried oil their booty. One of them had pair of horna with eight snags on each beam, making in all eighteen points. X O. I'h: Sr Vf From the American Sentinel. Fur oil j- on the Olil Arm Chair, T11K OI.1J IILAfK rOATi nY W. ALIAS rt'NCII, JR. I love it, 1 love it, and on it 1 dote, Who can blame me for loving that old black coat, To part with it now would cost ine some tears, It bus worn me o well for the last ten years, I bought it quite cheap at an auction sale, On account of a hole that va9 slit in its tail, I mended it neatly did'nt cost me a groat And a good warm friend was that same black coat. The first time I worc't with an innocent llirt, I came near losing a part of the skirt, I was struggling hard with a lovely Miss, To ohtain from her lips the boon of a kiss, In vexation she said that when she cot clear. With her pretty hands my coat she would tear, The words they no sooner had left her sweet throat, Th:in Kl,n rrrnmiled nml tore mv then hew coat. a I ol ! I have passed since then thro' trouble and strife, ' It has stuck to me close like a tender wife, ii'.. .. i I keep it now lor ine goon n nas none, Tho' the color's grown grey from time and the I gaze on it now and plainly can see, The rent I got in it the niuht of the proe, The remembrance is vivid, but ah! I mut note, Ami place in the closet that old black coat. Jeremiah lllgglna' Courtship, Xear Newtown dwelt a damsel fair, With rosy cle-eks ami dark brown hair, And near her lived a hearty youth, The only son of mother Ruth. The maiden's name it was Kesiah, The youth was called Jeremiah; A prettier pair was never seen, In all them parts where I has been. Now Jeremiah, young and sly, On sweet Kesiah kept his eye; At last he thought it best ; says be, "I wonder if she woui I have me V Then Jeremiah, in his best, To put Kesiah to the test, Eight down he goes, clean shirt and shoes, To ask Kesiah bow she does. Kesiah sot to hum alone, A wond'i in where the Itraux was gone ; When .leiemiah walked right in, And frightened her so, it was a sin ! He took n seat close by the wimli r, A great way olTand right behind her, Says slie, "you'd better draw your chair Close to the fue, you're lree.m there ! ' '1 ain't peitickler," Jerry said, Hut felt confused ami hung his h.-ad. "Oh, .leiemiah, what's the news, Pray tell me something to amuse !'' "I hain't heard iinthin' new of late. 'Xept Jimmy Hawkins bioke our gate, Our speckled cow has got a call,1 Then Jerry gave a cbuckliu' laugh So there they sot. as mum ns bricks, While Jerry whittled up two sticks; t last Kesiah did conclude That Jerry s conduct was too rude She screamed right out : ' Oh, let me go ! How, Jerry can yon treat me so ?'' I'p slatted Jerry in a fright. Anil stared at her with all his might. "1 ain't a touchin you!" he cried; ' Well ain't you goin' to then'" she sighed Then Jeremiah took the joke, And laughed till he did almost choke. Next Sunday in the church was read, That Jeremiah meant towed. Kesiah blushed as led as fire, Ami stole a look at Jeremiah. About nine months, or a leetle m er, Sweet Kesiah. the had a dttrtcr ; This child so pleased the tender mother, That in one year she had another. The Uiuiir Kimiof a Skkmon. The lid lowing anecdote of Iloberl Morris, we find in an exchange paper. "When Dr. Uush was a young roan, he had took ill the American le volution. It to hap pened that the company had wuited some time for Mr. Morris, who on his appearance apologi. zed for detaining them, by saying that he find been engaged in reading a sermon of a clergy man who hod just gone lo England to receive orders. 'Well, Mr. Morris,' raid the Doctor, 'how did you like the sermon ! I have heard it highly extolled.' 'Why, Doclor,' said he, 'I did not like it at all. It's too smooth and tume for me.' 'Mr. Moiris,' replied Ihe Doctor, 'what sort of s sermon do you like V 'I like, sir,' re plied Mr. Morris, 'that kind of preaching hich drives a man into one corner of Inn p w , and makes hnii think tho Jtvil b .ifit r him.' A VUU to Out, Jitrksnn. ' We have been, says the Spirit of the Times, favored wilh a letter written by a highly intel ligent Indy, giving the delails ot s visit to the Hermitage, and an animntnl interview with General Jackson, the Old Hero of N. Orleans. The letter is addressed to a relative of Inn President-elect, resident in Delaware, nml is writ ten in a very neat manner. e may add to this that the liidy-w riler is Democratic in her opinions, and her sentiments brcntho truly ru- puhlicsn principles. We recommend the peru sal of this letter ns very interesting, and ns fur nishing a view of the habits, eVc. of one of the most remarkable men of tho nge : "Namivim.e, August, 111. My Df.hr Pistes: I have just returned from a visit to the Hermitage and a chnt with (lencrnl Jackson, for in these limes when nil the Indies in the country have run wild with Whiggery, I thought it necssnry to let it bo known that .-nnne small spark ol Democracy nt least exists in the bosom ofan American female, and for that purpose persuaded Mr. Mc. (whom you know would not need much persuasion on that score) to take me some hundred of miles to see the ohl hero, and truly Andrew Jackson may not only be called the nld hero, but the great man of the ie, I cannot convey to yell through the dull medium of the pen the beauty and sweetness of the impression that the sight and conversation of this great man pro duced upon my mind, but I will proceed lo tie scrilie my visit. Alter passing a grove of beau tiful oaks we entered the law n immediately in front of the house, w hich is the lurgett and the most beautiful mansion thai I saw in Tennes see, every tiling nround it bespeaks the simpli city of the tnste nml the refinement of the il lustrious inmate. After alighting from our carriage and nam ing the object of our visit, we were retpiested by the servant 'n nttendnuce to walk into the II ill while he passed into his mister's chamber to inform him of our visit, and to my great sur prise we bad not proceeded but a few steps through the Hall when the (iener.il appeared, and with an elegance and simplicity of manners all hisown(for he borrows from none either his manners or sentiments) conducted us into his parlor. I had expected from the accounts I had heard of his exceeding debility of body that we should have to be contented with an inter view ol few minutes, and that perbnps in his chamber, but with him the mind predominates oxer the weakness of the bodv, nml during n liwly ci iivcrsatinii ofm nrly two hours he sns tamed n more than equal share, in liict utter the first half hour we took the part of listeners al most entirely In the words of wi-doin and pain otism which fell from Ins host bespoke with "real interest on the subject of the nnne,ilon of Texas, and lis views were clearer and sound er on that question than those ofnny politician whom I have heard discuss it, or whoe writings ii (hiii it I have re.-nl, but I w ill not say more on this subieet for fear vu call me n lady politi cian, and that is u character tor wlrchyeu know I have little respect. I would rith'T speak ol the man than the p.ilil ician, and it is a the man I respect tieneral Jackson fur t!ie love and re. sped he ha paid ti the memory of h:sj w ife. I visited her tomh, which is in the garden attach ed to the house, surrounded by flowers, and by the side of which is placed the one in'euded lor j the receptacle of his own mortal remains. I'p j on the stone which covers Mrs. Jackson are en- graved some benutitul sentiments, the last par j agrnpb, after enumerating lit r viitues, con I eludes in the following beautiful words; 'A be ' ins so fit III le, slander could wound, hot Could not di.-hon-r, u ml when death tre her from the arms of her husband it was In. I to bear lu-r to the bosuii) of her (Jod.' The t-acrednes Willi which i- ........ I i i ..... i.,- ...I...I ,i... ........... w, I,, 1,11 l-n-,MI li.ir t ti i i;niniu iiiu ill, in'- ry ot his wife should entitle him lo t lie respect and utlet tion of our si x nt least. 1 tuii sV'prived of ihe pleasure of teeing the (ener.'.l's sword of service, ns he lo'd ine be had sent It to l'lilladi-lphin to he repaired ; but I saw sevem I swords which had been present ed to him, particularly Ihe one presented tohiui by the New Orleans Volunteers; those sword.-togell.t-r with several braces ot pistols were in the drawiug rooiii, and gave its martial cha racter, well in accordance with the dignified mien and frtill piercing eye ol" its occupant During r-ur interview, alter u little blushing nud sundry hesitations, I infoiined the (ieneral of my wish lo possess some of his hair; he grant ed my reipiest with ihe easy smile ot a parent ton child, and indeed he must reguid t.ie more youthful part ol this nuiionashis children, since Heaven haj left him as Washington, without o- Iherotlspring. As the (ieneral conversed wilh so much ani mation we were afraid of exhuiistiug him, es pecially as bo bud scarcely riTovereil from the fatigue occasioned by receiving (HI visitors on Fmlay last, liemjr ihe day utter the Democratic Conventional Nashville.' On our gelling up to retire, the (ieneial saluted mi, iind we left hi presence highly pleased Willi our Visit t this veuilablc Sittli't-iiian and warrior. Yuiiio tiiUUieiiately, M." From the St. Louis Revelie. Swallowing Oysters Alive. nv noi.iTAinG. I Sucker Hi First Oyster Swallowing it Alive Terrible Situation The Rescue Disappearances. At a late hour the other night, tho door ol an oyster house in our city wns thrust open, and in stalked n hero front the Sucker State. Ho was quite six feet high, spare, somewhat stooped, with a hungry, anxious; countenance, and his hands pushed clear down to the bottom of his breeches pockets. His outer covering was hard to define, hut after surveying it minutely, we came to the conc'usion that his suit had been mnde in his boyhood, of a dingy, yellow linsey woolsey, and I tint, having sprouted up with as tonishing rapidity, he hnd been forced to piece i' out with all colors in order to keep pace with his body. In spite of his exertions, how ever, he hail fallen in arrears about a foot ol the necessary length, and, consequently, stuck that tar through his inexpressibles. His crop of hair was surmounted by the funniest little seal skin enp imiingiunhle. After taking a position, he indulged in n long stare nt the man opening the bivalves, and slowly ejaculated 'Inters '.' 'Yes, sir, responded the attentive operator 'and fine ones they are, too.' 'Well, I've henrn tell of isters afore,' says he, but this the fust time I've seed 'em, and pre haps I'll know w hat thar made of afore I git out of tow n.' Having expressed this desperate intention, he cautiously nppronched a plate and scrutinized the unensed shell fish with a gravity nnd inte rest which would have done honor to the most illustrious searcher into the hidden mysteries of nature. At length he hegnn to soliloquize on the difficulty of getting them out, and how queer they looked w hen out. 'I never sre.l any thin' bold on so 'tnkes nn nmn.in' site of screvvin' hss, to get 'em out. and Bint they sltp'ry when they docs come! Smooth nshneel! I've a good mind to give that feller lodif'.ns,' jest to realize the efieets, as uncle Jess used to sny about a spekelation.' 'Well, sir,' was the reply, down with two bits, nnd you can have a dozen.' 'Two bits !' exclaimed the Sucker, 'now come, that's stickm' it on rile strong, boss, tor itttrs. A dozen on em nint nothin to a chicken nnd there's nogittin' inore'n a picayune apiece for tlu-in. I've only realised 4.") pica- j nnes on my first venture to St. Iiuia. I'll tell you what, I'll fin you two chickens for a dozen, 'f you'll conclude to deal.' ' A wag, who was standing by indulging in a dozen, winked to the attendant to shell out, and thei-fler wns accepted. 'Now mind.' repented the .SncArr, 'all fair two chickens for a dozen, you're witness, mis ter,' turning nt the satin' time to the wng; 'none o'"ynnr tricks, for I've beam tell that you city lellars are uiily slip'ry coons.' The bargain being fnir'y understood, our Sucker squared bin. self for the onset, del i- It-riiti ly put 1 11' bis seal (.kin, tucked up his sleeve, nnd, lerk in hand, awaited the appear ance of No. 1. Il came he saw nnd quickly it was bolted ! A liniment's dreadful pause en sued. The wag dropped his knife ond fork with a bvik ot mingled amazement and horror something akin to Shnkspeare's Hamltt on see ing his daddy's ghost while he burst into the exclam ition : Shallowed irc, n I'm a christian.' Our Soekor hero had opened his mouth w ith pleasure a moment be'bre, but now it stood open. Fear i horrid tlread of, In; didn't know what a cnn-cioiiMiess that wasn't right, nnd ignn. mil of the extent of the wrong, the uncertain ly of that moment was terrible, Urged to des peration, he faltered out 'What on aiith's the row !' 'Dd you swallow it alive 1' enquired the wng. I swVlinved it j t as he gin it to ine !' rhout ed the .S'ucAt r. You're it dead nun !' exclaimed bis anxious friend; Ihe creature is nine and will eat right through ijtm !' udded he, m a most hopeless tone. '(i-la p'zen pump and pump it out !' scream ed the ,N'in Ar, in a frenzy , his eyes fairly start. ing from Ihe r sockets. 'Oh, gracious ! what'il I tlo ! It's got hold of my innards, ulready, and Fin dead us a vl.icki n .' do somt tltio' for ine, do don't lei ihe. inl irnel sea-toad cat me afore your eyes 'Why did'nt you put some of this on it V cn- quired Ihe wag, pointing to a bottle of strong pepper sauce. The hint was enough lh Sinker, upon the instant, seized the bottle and desperately wrenched out the cork, swallow ed half ihe con- tents at a driught He faiily squealed from its t dicta, and ('aspid.aud blow ed, and pitched and twisted, ns il it were coursing through him , with the electric t ffi ct, while at Ihe same lime his eyes ran a stream of tears. At length, be- wining a little composed, his wnjrih adviser nards. 'If that isrr critter's dyin' isn't ruc tion in me equal to a smnll airthquake then 'taint no use saying it it squirmed like Mr pent when thnt killin' stufT touched il, but' and here, with a countenance made up of sup pressed agony and present determination, liJ piused as if to give force to his words, and slow ly and deliberately remarked. 'If you git two chickens from mo for that live animal Find d !' and seizing his eeal-sktn, ho I'anis'ed. The snou'. of laughter, and the contor'ions of the company nt this finale, would have made a spectator believe that they had all been 'hwah lowing wynters alive!1 Three of the Most Wealthy BrsisrM Men in New York. It is stated in Hunt's Merchants'1 Mng'ftziiifl, thnt Preserved Fish corn tnenced life as sn apprentice to a blacksmith, nnd his next situation was that of a sentnen on bonTd a whaling ship. From being a hand bo fore tho mast, he rose to b3 a mate, and finally ciTninander, and in this hazardous pursuit ha amassed the foundation of his fortune. Saul Alley was bound, w hen he wns a smnll boy, ap prentice to a coichmaker. During his appren t ceship his father died, and left him totally de pendent on his own ex rtions. The very clothes he wore he was obliged to earn by toil ing extra hours, after the regular time of leav ing off work had pused. The foundation of his fortune he acquired by the exercise of frugality and prudence while a journeyman mechanic. Cornelius W. Ijiwrence, late Mayor of New York, and now President of the Hank of tha State of New York, was a farmer's boy, ond worked runny a long day in rain and sunshino on Img Island. There were few men within twenty miles of him that could nio'V a wider swarth or turn & neater furrow. These men have been the ar chitects of their own fortunes; they have earn ed them by the sweatof their brows; and their very wealth, besides the other moans ol doing good to their fellow men which it puts in their power, is in its-elt a perpetual stimulus to tha mechanic and artisan to enm o similar reward by similar frugality, industry, and perseverance. rt'Tn i f vction. A writer in the New Ilimp shire Patriot, from Iowa Territory, relntes sonic curious incidents of petrifaction in thnt sail. "There is something in the nature of the soil which petrifies many substances, 6uch as shells, wood, bark, fish, feathers, in.-cc's and rep tiles. I have teen them in all these various kinds some very natural fish and insects, ami I snw one complete wing with nil the feathers. The citizens have built a now cemetery and have removed many of their friends from tha old graveyard t.i it. Many of the coffins have) been found lobe unusually heavy, even of small children. Yesterday in attempting to remove a Mri Evans, who hnd been dead about five yours, they found it difficult to got the cofiiii out of thi grave, and curiosity excited them to open if, nnd they found Hie body in a slate of petrifac tion. The nose and some parts of the face wern der-nyed, but the neck nnd tho wrinkles in tha flosh were perfectly natural. The Ve! on ona of the legs had the appearance of what is nsual ly termed goose flesh. Pt trifnctii.n was not entirely complete except on ihe exterior. 1 did not see tho body, but I saw somo pieces taken from it. They had thenppi'annce of limestont. So much lor the marvelous. Hut singular as it mty be, it'is true." Eastern Artu$. Scfnf ata Post OFUr H. The Hartford Times tells the following good one : A color ed man Int. ly w tut to the iost i.flW, ami put ting his nose close up to the delivery box, pried out "l.oudi r .'" The clerk, stipi,isintr the ne gro to be deaf, and that he was making a rqoet of him to spoak louder, sn that he could betir, asked him in a very loud tone the nnme of the person fur whom he wntitid the letter. "I.on.!er !" cried the negro "What name " yelled the clerk. 'Jjoudrr !" ngain bawled the negro, who no-v supposed Ihe clerk to be deaf. The clerk took a long breath, nnd w ith nil his in'ehi ngant bellowed out in the negro's i face the same question, "what name .'" j This was done in so loud a tone that the rch seemed to return from the far olT lulls, The negro started back m alarm, shouting nt i the very lop of his big lungs, "louder, sir, ! louder ! I nd you l.mtder my name is no j thing else !' j "Oh, ah! of, no!" said the clerk, "yei-r i name is I. mi ler, eh ! Didn't think of that ' here's your letter, Mr. Lauder, here's yet.r , letter !" j Tin: Fiu viiman in I.omhiv A l'renr' - I man, visiting London, very sagaciously rem ke'' ,l,al '"" 81 ..n;ler at Urn pr. .. I '"""'i mtive pi incii!es. '1 or, said he, Vihhi ,,r,Kim.e , i.,.,, 1(i ( 0hs. ru- I ' all the sclmols f .r if parv-a tartj not von I m m j '"f rt u l iif.'