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FtALINI, La., TYi&ttDi, IT ! SI,18S. -Je~- --**. FOR GOVERNOR: ALEXANDER DECLOUET. FOR IIEUTENAN F GOVERNOR: DUNCAN F. KENNER. FOR AU)ITOR: Louis Bordelon. FOR STATE SENATOR: STEPHEN DUNCAN. FOR REPRESENTATIVES: OCTAVE CORNAY. P. D. RICHARDSON. FOR SHERIFF : ETHAN ALLEN. FOR RECORDER OF MORTGAGES. J. A. OUMARTRAIT. FOR CLERK. J. V. FOURMY. FOR ASSESSOR : WILSON MC'KERALL. FOR CORONER ; J. S. TARKINGTON. FOR SUPERIYNTENDRNT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. R. M. SAWYER. THE CROPS.- -e have just returned from a flying trip to Berwick's Bay, and have been highly pleased with the thrifty appearance of the crops os the Teche, and the Atchalalaya. Though they auffered in many places rather se verely by the drought, yet from present appear. ances they are now making up for lost time. Yerglure, beauty and thrifi beam from field and forest, and we trust that the toils of the planter .will in due time be rewarded with an abundant tarmest. The generous soil of St. Mary seldom faits to yield an abundance of the staple pro. -iuctions of the country. The man who has a good plantation in wsh a parish as ours may vreU be proud of such a posessio with resour. pes so bountiful. HRE ALT I S. Msa r.-ALer waiting long andimpatiently we have at length been permitted to see health pre.yilingilI.oughot this pariah. We have passed throughb torm7y times sincehbe beginning o tbhis year. The cholera hab paid us two unwelcome visits, and has slain many victins, but the clouds have passed away, the sky is dear once more, and fine breezes, laden with beailh ,eluw c!ose upon the heels of the ret:iring pestilence. I CaLOROFORM ARD DRrFs.Tar.-It will be noticed, by referring to our advertising columns, that Doctor Leslie has settled in Frar*klin four the purpose of practising dentistry. He has a splendid instrument for administering chloroform and he has extracted teeth for two persons in this place under the influentee of the mysterious agent, and both have intformed us that the op. eration gave them no pain, acd that they felt no inconvenience or pain after the teeth were ex. tracted. tee ofthe sutjeets was a lady. She bid four teeth estiaeted at one sitting, an eye tooth among the rest, and she assured us that the operation gave her no pain. PATTRasorvu.ILL ACADrY.-This academy which has sprung up of late in Pattersonville, is ready to go into operation under favorable aus pices. 'The building has been erected at a cost of about $3,000, and this fact speaks well for the village in wbich it is situated. Th'ey have secured the services of Mr. Pouly as principal in this tlstitutiue, and had they'iarchedt hroughout the stap they wou!d have found it extremely dif fruit to recd. e a teacherolmore genuine wiorib, or better qualified in both natural and acquired ability to discharge the duties of his profession. [f they will only appreciate his merits, and give him a fair chance we go hi, security that be will build up a school that will be an honor -ot only to Pattersonville, but to Attakapas, and the state. a case ofdelisriu tremens, te relp' t -of; ''ng course of hard drinking and dissipation. The wretched creature is ttnished even from grog sbopr, and is treated wih th most protluod cootempt by those who are wheehe was a ew years fpice-in the ascwue and .oporere path pt oqderate drinking. The poor tellow has - where thousands and scares ofthousands ofWpdsetlte drinkers have laded befre bins -be is perhaps about to ill a drunkard's grave. Fewr .pJiap bow truly wretched is this poor maa'scodegdon-- iw care more for hie thien they would ~iy fora wouoded snake or a de.d alligator ! he coasof this man's stomach ass now highly isBamed ua.sered with a horrid batch of foul ulcers. His systeip is infected with dis ease and the seeds of alcoholic poisop, Iis brain is like that of a madPasp. flis passions nave become his tyrsts aid be is at their mercy. Is Ec a beim the proper object for oontempt and scorn? By no smean! lj is uafortuo. ate, grschbd cad ruined, and co.uaiseration for a &en man should be the feeliapg of those who bebol him: Though fallen, he is man, and i hothte A &rII WOE :E3Ac3 o0 Paomou.-MA Ex. cbsam Maw. uia~t~trajm ~Wood and MAims, NW b& ¶. how or 3iOdds~ ~krc oro dr TEIE VWH IG C sADID4ATS s all T-: I.lll CAUSE. -The candidates of both political parties in this state are now in the field, and the strug :'le has already commenced. The great question: is to be decided whether Louisiana is to be ruled by Whigs or D)emnucrats-whether she is toi advance, or fall back and occupy her old posi lion. It has been claimed that the Democrats are the stronger party in the state, and that it! was General Iaylor's personal popularity alone! 'bat enabled the Whigs to carry the state last November. Next fill this disputed question will be settled, 'and we believe it will be settled in favor oftthc whigs. Our candidates are such asshould meett with the cordial support of the party-they are; men who have a deep and abiding respect for their party principls, and who have enough of liberality and patriotism to wish well to the. whole country. And while we award praise to our own can. didates, we are willing to admit that our oppol. sing canrrlidates are by no means dest;tute of high merits. Gen. Walker, so far as we un. deristaud his character and abilities, stands highl in tIhe estimiation of his party and the public. In supporting .\Mr. Declouet we do not wish to place to his credit virtues that are merely ima. agriary, nor would we for a umomnent consent to question the merits of Mr. Walker. We support the one and oppose the other princi-; pally on pouitical grounds, and we intend that tiis' suppourt antd opposition shall be alike honorable. on hLig principles are too lofty to be based up-: on either deception or slander, and if the Whi. party in this state and in the United Stated can-' not be honorably sustained, let them sink intr: ohlivion belond the reach of a resurection.f We hope that every whig ma) plant has feet up.! on a platlihrm of justice and patrioti-mn, and be resolved that he will give no countenance to the: tricks of political charletans-that he will man-1 fully support his party and its candidates, and that he will assail the moral character of no poJ iitical opponent merely on account of a difer-l ence in opinion. If we contend Ifr the right principles, and' contend unitedly, perseveringly and openly, we' shall gain the victory., and such a victory as our' jparty may well be proud of. DR. It AnE I. PAANs.A. -e received by the last mail a numrer of the "Panama Star," a small sheet published at Panama, dated April 22d, containlug the fo,i ing notice of our inde fatigable Doct. Rah6, and his team which he took trom this place : "The greatet curiosity among the natives. since the water.cart has become a c ,mmlon sight, is a fine American horse, sixteen hands high and well proportioned, which a gentleman brought over from Louisiana and succeeded in getting to the city on Tuesday last. Contras. jied with the little rats ol mustangs and mules which are the native Loast, this fine animal has 'good clasm to the wonder and admnration of crowdis that flock around and follow him from place to place." The readers of the Banner may soon look for an interesting letter from the Doctor. Pasr.as Fon r SToc.-C-an any one tell why the planters in this parish are usually so be glegent in regard to furnishing pastures fur theii stock ? In many places the prairie is nearly all ltenced in, and the chances for grazing are nearly destroyed. Horses, oxen, cows, and even hogs must have grass in order to thrive. A good pasture, well set in white clover, or somen other grass congenial to the soil and climate, is an inexhaustible resource for the supplying of his stuck with that which to them is the staff of life. It saxes corn, lidder and hay, and is far better in its place than either of them. It keeps the stock and horses on a plantation within a safe inclosure where they will neither be hat, bogged nor stolen. The grass it yields is far better than the nat ural grass of the country, being more nutritions and better relished by the stock.. Horses kept in a good pasture are in much bet. ter condition to labor than they are while run. niog at large. Oxen kept in good pastures are stronger and more thrifty than prairie oxen are, and cows thrive better and give richer .pilk than they would otherwise do. Let each planter bavre a pasture proportional to the,halance of.his plantation let him keep the hushes cut out and a good fence around it, and he will lind in two years that bnd thus applied will be as usefidllyý and as profitably applied as any portion of his plantation. 7'" The evening edition of the Picayune of Monday the 21st, which we received per steam. er Grey Eagle, states that on Saturday night the water began to rise again iq the streets of the ýcity, and that Gravier, (Cnmmon and Central streets were overflowed down as far as Bar. onie street. The water in the New Canal and Basin is about eight inches higher than the level of the city below that point. Capt Grant has contracted with the Mayor for closing the breach at Sauve's plantation, and commenced work on the morning of the 21st inst. SANTA Arr.sA AT HIS OLD TICKS.-The "El Passamen" bas the following in regard to the new schemes of this restless and truly re markable man. He seems to stand at a dis. tance and watch Mexico, and whenever there is an opportunity for him to engage in some scheme of ambition he is always prompt in em. bracing ii : "According to information receired from Ja. maica, Gen. Santa Anna is working actively, together with several Mexican GenSrals, with a view to return to Mexico, and cause himself to be proclaimed Dictator for life, to annul the treaty of Queretaro, and to renew the war against the United States. We are also infer med that Santa Anna recently sent to a Mesi can General jhe sum of two hundred thousand dollars to be distributed among his friends and! partizans, and is trying to obtain five thousand Irishmen, with whom be expects to effect a landing at Tampico, where be has a great party in his favor, protected by the governor of Ta. S T Ste.amer' Iowa, duria bher rreeat t~ 'k rLN e NE O Iaxzis bad many ý:.ý:.ebolieit ia g oadd; Cwebhb oi fteeaý"1 lwicir ) wed ibl. [UConununicated.] We understand that there has been a request of Bishop Polk of Louisiana, made to the Epis copatcan Church of St. Mary, that she should contribute her portion of' is stipend which it seenms is in arrear, for the purpose of enabling hinm to proceed to the East in order to sleestab lish his health which it seems, is at present delicate. Now considering that the health ofthe curate of St. Mary is in a state far more delicate than that of the Bishop of Louisiana, and that the curate is quite as earidile in his matter, and far more elegant in his wanner of contributing re tigious intormalion to the people, we do think that this contribution had better be roade fur the juurpose of re.e.tablishnmg the health ou the cu. rate of St. Mlary than that of the Bishop of Lou. isiana. 1t say this the more advisedly. because Bishop Polk is known to be omw of the very richest men in this State, benag th . owner ot about 6101 sltves and a propiutionltte quantity of laud, and that unfa tunately the curate of St. iMary, though a man of uusuitcd relrutation, of excellent capacity, of elegant tastes, and a gen tie, though firm and brave sullpouter ut the cross, has tound it at times dillicuit to provide the means ol supplying thu wants of the day that wag passing over his head. The Hishop'n health of body may he very del. icate indeed, and we sincerely and devoutly hope that a trip to the East may repair it; but we cannot helir thinking that the health of the Bishop's conscience is in a far moore delicate mtate still. Pope says, wickedly, and perhaps the quota tion may not be very applicable in the present instance, 1'!'he pamper'd prelate's poison'd with his cheer. The curate starves on twenty pounds a year." and virgil "Sic vos non vobis melifacatis apes Sic vos non vobis lanalecats oves." Should the Bishop live for the next year as the curate has done for the last, and the curate take the Bishop's trip to the East, we suppose to consult the wise men of it on the state of hi, body, we have no doubt that their health would be nuutually benefitted by the exchange. AItTTARIeCs. St nary Bluest. Regular .3ectin,, 19ill .Mcy, 1519. On Motion the following preamble and Res-. olution were unanimously adlopted : Whereas among civilized men it has ever been an honored custom, to pay to the dead the tribute So respect, and to present to the living the traits which entitled them to a niche in the memory of their tfllows, and whereas the brave in arms have never felt that their duty to their departed comrades closed with the reverberation of their last volley o'er the tomb of the soldier, but that it further impelled them through all life to uphold the honor oftheir names, and whereas the cit. izen soldiers of St. Mary, have never had, and never will have in their ranks comrades lover whose honor the Tomb will draw a veil. Be it therefore Resoved.-That in the recent deaths of Messrs. Wm. Collins, Thos. L Foster, Bennett A. Curtis, and John P. Conrad mem. hers of this Troop, the St. Mary Blues have lost four comrades whom they esteemed and honored, and in whose courage and soldierlike bearing, they had the fullest confidence. Resoled, That in receiving two of these coJn. redes into our ranks, we had a guarantee in their gallant response to the tocsin o'f 846 (when the eyes of the world were fixed on the brave American chief and his patriot hand surrounded by our foes,) that alacrity with which they left the peaceful walks of life and rallied 'neath their citizen's flag, would never prove recreant to OUR EAGLE. Resolved, That while we mourn our four de parted comrades as soldiers no less deep is our sorrow as citizens, in their lives were all irre. proachable, and this community mourns with one accord the less of those whonm all acknowl. edged as estimable citizens and warm and gen. erous friends and who have descended to the Tomb without one blot upongtheir fair tline. Resolred. That this Troop having already worn and laid aside the badge 1of mourning for Messrs. Collins and Curtis will now resume it fbr the space ofthirty days in memory of Messrs. Foster and Conrad. Resoltd, That the Secretary be instructed to transmit a duly authenticated copy of these resolutions to the nearest relatives of each of the decea,'ed. Resolted, That the editor of the Planter's Banner be requested to publish these Resolu Lions. R. N. McMzLu.as, Sec'y. JOSHUA BAKER, Captain Presiding. 4 true extract from the Minutes, J. N. McMILLAN, Sec'y. A DAMPER UPON Golp HsNTERs..-Tbe Pa nama Star appears not to be quite so much af flicted with the "gold fever" as many people are who dwell at an immense distance from the gold regions. The hackneyed saying that P'"Distance lends enchantment to the view," 'probably is peculiarly applicable to California. Hear what the Star says upon the subject: "Blanks and Prizes -Gold hunting, we sus pect, will be much after the nature of loUery sports : the blanks numerous and prizes few the prizes noised abroad for the wonder-loving, the blanks kept dark. So, also, thinks a pas. senger on the California7 after gathering all the information he could at a4cpulco and other pla. ces up the coast. As represented from the digging. but few di rs exceeded, on an aver age, $15 per day of the yellow hard. Some reached $50 per day ; some didn't reach any thing. "T'hose who go alter speedy fortunes had better avail themselves of this delay about here to study philosophy-the philosophy of hard work and slow gains; the philosophy of disappoint ments and defeats, of groats for ounces and oun ces fot pounds." OtOu thoe 17th iust, the river at Vickaburg had fallea three teet three inhbes. Da Marble recsntly died at Louisville Ky., of cholera. This comical genius is well known in all parts of tie United stes, and his suddea death will grevri immense numbers who uo dlllreat occasions have beep present at hie per.ormaaces. r For the Planters' Banner. Paper No. 1. In concluding our Ist Paper, we were on the aubject of a want of contidence prpvailing on the part ofthe planters in the skill ofthe phys. icians, and of having too much confidence in their own skill in the treatnent of disease. We argued, and ae hope plausibly, that the planter had no just cause to entertain these feelings of doubt respecting the capabilities of physicians. On the contrary, from the latter's general and medical education, from their minds being contantly occupied ,on the subject of mned icine ; seeing. examining and treating diseatlms every day, they should t-el convinced that the physician is bett qualitied to judge of those drs. eases, and to adopt the mnst suitable treatment tfr them. What would thie sensible planter think oftlihe professional gentle.anl, win: had never been engaged in planting, or in the managemlent ,it ýnegroes, to give hint advice oni the ',lloper Imode ofi putting up seed cane, the proper timnl'e ,t plainting. and the nmanner ol' culture ; or to givec himtn a discourse on the seasons-Whien dry to ,do so and so, and when wet to do dil'renltly; and attenQtL to instruct him in the be-t mode (t treating u.'roes, how to feed, clothe and wIri. them ! , li ight through courtesy appe.ar toi listen to his instructions, but lie woildl, in he.irt. placne him in the category of tlols, anid think that his tiiend had better be engaged with his bo,!ts than talking of things of which he knew inothing. But the planter may insist that he has expe rileice in the treat:ieut of disease- that he hi. bee.n for nany years observing the cour.se pur sued by physicians in his own famIily-and that he has treated many successfully. W\e will ad mit that the sick have gotten well under their doses ; vet in this adni-sion we do not yield our position,, w.hich ii, that the planter cannot acquire experience in medicine without a knowledge of its lilndamental principles. Sul. poing that lie knows the disease-supposing that he recognizes the chiet characteristics o: a Pleurisy,, a Pneumonia, a Billious Fever, &c., -vet will be know the remedy ; or if sm, does he know how and when to apply it ? The op portunity, or in other words, thi proper time for the application of a remedy is all.imjportant in medicine, and the planter had as well be igno, rant of the means as the proper occasion when to administer them. gone very ludicrous, and at the samnie time unflrtunate results have oc-i curred withh planters in their strict imitation ofi phlysicians' prescripitious. 1Ve remembnler some years ago to have attended a patient on a plan-. tation, with chronic optlhalmnia. We prescribed' a solution oi' nitrate of silver for the eyes, at the salme time recommntending a generous diet, &bc. ''lie patient recovered, and some short time at terwards another was attacked with violenti acute inllamrnation of the eye. LUnfotutatelv flr the poor boy, the master bad some of the so. lution left in the phial, and he recollected our prescription. "The buy has sore eyes," argued he, "as did the other, and I will pursue the: same treatment as did the Doctor. and doubtlessi the boy will recover." I need not add that the: poor negro was the sufferer, and that the mas ter learned too late that all sore eyes were not to be treated in the same manner. All physi-I cians can tell tales of the same character upon their non.professional friends. We will sub scribe two given us by one of our most worth% practitioners, as singularly illustrative of the: planter's experience, and of their capacitles as imitators in medical treatment. We will give. them in his own language. Case Ist. "Some two years ago I was re quested to visit a boy who had been sick for three or tlur days. On my arrival I found that the boy had intermittent lever-(testian-type) and had tever then. This was on Tuesdan (l: mention the day because it has given rise to, these remarks). I prescribed nitrous powders to be given every three hours, and a dose oil to' be given next morning (Wednesday), and qui-i nine the day after (Thursda))-and leli the pa-' tient. About ten or twelse days afternards,' another boy was taken with the same lever ; but to the misfortune of the poor boy, his lever] camte on Wednesday. The old planter well re memberintg that I had commenced with powders: on Tuesday, waited for that day to begin his' treatment; so on 'I'uesday (the boy having sul: fered a whole week) he very laithfully beganl the exhibition of the powders as I bad prescl ib. ed in the first case, and went on with the oil next mnorning (remrnember this was the lever day) and the day after he gave quinine. But his experience did not serve himn on that tcca sion: the boy became worse, and I was sent for. 'fhe old gentleman appeared to be quil:e aston ished and at a loss to account for this singular result-'For,' said he, 'I gave the same uedi cine as you did, Doctor, in the first case, and I even waited for the same day !'" So tmuch for his experience. Case 2d. "Conversing with a planter who had just lost a valuable negro, he informed me that the 'boy went out into the held perlectly well in the morning and that be began to complain several hours alterwards with pain ih his side, but did not take much notice of it until nest morning when he found him with high fever, the pain had increased and resuiration was short. 'I im. mediately' said he, 'applied a large blister to his chest,-next morning I gave him a dose of Ipecac, and about 20 grains of calomnel in the evening, and on the next morning I gave a dose of oil. The Ipecac vomited him well, and the calomel operated several times on the bowels; but no change for the better took place. On the contrary, I thought him worse, and next morning, as a last resort, I bled him and he died the same day !' This man was astonished that the negro should die under such a treat. Inent, for he insisted that he had seen 'many a Pleurisy' get well under it Had the means employed been reversed, probably the negrue's fate would have been ditterent." The planter should be reminded that medi. cine is tar from being one o, the eracL sciences. There is not always a remedy for a disease as sure and ds certain as the way ot solving math. ematical problemns, or testing a chemical tact. Medicine is indeed a complex science-one to obtain a proper knowledge of which, it requires not only a good capacity on the part of its vu. tary, but a lung and continued course of studie? as well as a considerable experience in its ap. plication. There is no pursuit in litfe in which the principle of nos causa pro cause is so pre valent as that of medicine. Amongst physiciansos themselves cures are attributed wc..rtai reme. dies which probably bad no agency in them, `and sometimes had not eeni been administered to the patint-. IIm..w cautious then ought the !non-prult.-ional gentiet:lat to be in drawing wide coc'iusiuns tro., waitresi:ng a tow eshibi. tinns of:tdien.ces, aid obser' Ihg their apparent bail or good elihcts. 'They ihoumd rather submit 'their judgment to a legitimnate authoirty-to those who are in daily awd hourly pursuit ufthe !science. allt who tI:low it not only as [audible i"iccllpatioi in iti, but with a scienlitic zeal. \1e stated that the- planter= did not seem to rely very implicitly in the hmnesty of Phyicians. 'his feeling oi time part of the planlers seems to be peculiar to this -ec!imin ml our country, and there m'iy have been and still ezist ilcal causes tir it. The stamndard of the medical profession is certainly very low in this po,rtion ol our Repub lic, and it becmuim'ns thosle of us who appreciate this -ad condition th, seek out the causes, and to Ixmpose thetma to the co:nlmmtlluily f;r amendment. It is a contmammn oservati , n that impostors of all kin es are much Inure ambunmlant in new than old societjis, and that thim pmrtimmn m,, our country has Imeen replete with them is a qluesti'm of little dm,.,lt. We were influimied by an o,.I resident of At takapas, that .;ii:n the mar 1 Id to that of '32 .nid 33. there wr'"re some '5 or I30 Doctors pro. =ecuted thr practising u.iht,:lt licenses ! Since thli- timen the . pr't-nldters in lhe pruAesaion have bI,,I throu.gi fear of the law, prevented from semlttilm. nuli:.o-t u.. tiiuce Jor arrival in the coumItry we hlarie kliowl i somie tlli be deterred tiiom imaking thi- ithlir residience on account of t the exi-ting la"v againust Empiricism; and we have klillnown at sOm11 very respectable Doctors (re.elctahle as retards their age) to leave their t:Iawilies .nr.! their large practice to seek a Di mplmitan: in some of milr in.titutions. Thanks be to Law-givers fur this mnach iowairds imnprovement and it should he a great stimulus to the honest geltliecen of the protes-ion in their efforts mter relfrmation : it shows that the people ire be. CIiamig aiver to the evils that exist, and are willing to assist us in removing them. .1 EDICI . C('i.ti: .r P'aaw.a.--h was predicted, in y tletter publlished in the lBanner last week, that high.hainded rmilbbery would become coinmmnon em, the I mthamis etitre lunng, and the following u Iace if an attempt t nmrrder, published in the "'Palama ,Star" of April 22., seems tojustit~ the prediction : 4At!rmpt to .llurder.-On Tuesday night a toui.g mImmall macimed Farley, from New York city was assailted in his tent, about siz miles from the city, this side of Gmrgona, and so seriously injured that'his'life is desipaired ofat:this writing ~aturday evening. The father and two sons had pitchied their tents there, where they provi. ded relreshmlents to emigrants as a means of living withou, expeanse while kepton the isthmus. ['tie lather and ehler brcrthbr had left the tent on bu-iness, we ummdemrstanJ, and on their return on % ednesday mornling, Lfuud the wounded man lying insensible, his head shockingly bruis. ed, and a trunk brekeo open and rifled. W'here was money in another trunk we are advised, but the villain or viltains did not open it; so Ihey perpet:rated their crime for a small recom pense. T'"he young man was carried into the city on a litter the l;,Ilowing morning. This, and the robberies taking place every day or tuwon.date the beginning of a series of crimes on the isthmus, we doubt tnt, which will rank in atrocity with any in the calendar, Pse. pie cannot be too cautious now and henceforth. The following, trunm the same paper' shows that they have bold and accomplished sillains almtong then : BOLD o OBBERIES.--A gentleman from New "-York, named Bird, had his trunk opened by a false key, and $47 stmlmen thereloum, while ahl. setat a aoiut timne friomn his quarters on Monday la-t. A lt of money iii another part of the trunk was lei--bec.ause it was amut found. He has a shrewd susliciou who the villain as. A i'w days since he had his Panama hat stolen from the same quarters. Aaother.--Mr Scourten, of Indiana, who wen t to bed with pantaloons on, in the pocket of which he had $170 in gold, got up in the morn. ing and tfrund hbasel; his piatataloons and pock etsall theme, but the gold was absent. The rob bery, perpetrated under tsuch circumstones, mnust have been the triumph ofprofessiodalge nius. O . At the recent Macrtady riot at New jYork city the military was called out and the crowd assembled, including the rioters amoun ted to about 15.t)00 persons. The mob was tired upon by the military, and tiften were killed and about twenty-.ive wý,unded. Several wo men, children and old men were killed or woum. ded, and several othei persons suffered who had no hand whatever in the riot. Macready made his escape through the crowd and flea to Bos. ton with all possible speed. Do"'T suoor.-As Professor J. W. Hatch was last summer lecturing upon astronomy, to a class in Courtland county, he brought out his large telescope one evening when the moon was at its full, and just rising, tur the class to view the luminary through his splendid instrumeat. -"he telescope is about the size of a six-pounder, and just as they got it leveled and ready for use, a long Yankee, and wilt, and wife's moth er, in company came round the corner, in an old.tashioned "boat bodied" wagon. Seeing the cannon, as they supposed it to be,just read" to be fired, he slopped the horse, jumped ou; and taking the old steed by the bits, held on to ihim with all his caution. Out leaped the wife and old woman, and stood waiting the explosio with trembling anxiety, the ladies having their tingers in their ears. The Professor, who loves a joke, told the boys to keep perfectly quiet,and await the result, while he kept levelling the in strument as if about to discharge it. Alter wai ting soime ten or fifteen minutes, Jonatban be caume impatient, and sung out "Llailo there, Mister, ; you're going to lire your pesky gun, I wish you would be alter do ing it; we re tired of standin' here, and the mare won't stand tire - we want to be going." An uncontrollable roar of laughter from the whole class followed this speech, when the Pr. lessor stepped out to the road and informed the stranger that he could not get exactly right; they. might get in and he would not fire until they got past.-Exchange. 07' Gee. Worth died receney of cholera in Texas. His death will be deeply lame.ete throughout the country.