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ID ILO nn "THE BLESSINGS OF G O YERNMENT LIRE THE DEWS Of HEAVEN, SHOULD EE SHOWERED ALIKE UPON THE RICH AND THE POOR." Jackson. 4 t. I A Family Newspaper: devoted to Politics, Literature, Science, Agriculture, Foreign and Domestic News. Volume 1. Plymouth, Warshall County, Indiana, Wednesday, June 11, 1851, Number 21 rm PLYMO - - i 1 . .4 t , j V i i -.1 V U i I I; ; i ; CP. 4 '1 4 i THE PLYMOUTH PILOT. Is published every Wednesday, Vj JOHN Q. HOWELL. At Plymouth, Murshall County Indiana. EC TOS if paid in advance, (or within two months üf.er subscribing) ------ $1,50. If paid within six months, - - - Js2,00. If delayed alter that time, - - - .!,. 50. JjThe above terms will be strictly adhered to positively. JCTTown subscribers, wio have their paper left by the Carrier, will be charged Fifty cents in addition to the subscription price. xrn ti.hi.-t will be discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unlesf. at the option of the publisher. Terms of Aderiis;iii. 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The New Orleans Delia tells a good storv of Mr. Barnum, in an affair which happened the day before he left New Or leans: lt appears that the great curiosity liunier had been struck with the. an nouncement of the posters at the corner of the street?, that there was on exhibi tion in a certain street, a strange animal of the horse kind, with a face like a child, and a large revolving eye in the center of his forehead, after the most ap proved Cyclops fashion. Barnum no sooner read this than he decided within his own mind that here was a case that called for his immediate attention, and that if the said wonderful anirna could be had for money, he would have it. The Delta says: "The entrance fee to the exhibition room being 25 cents, Barnum threw down a half dollar piec, und passed in without waiting for the change. He was too eager to see the wonder, to think of cents. Julge, of his surprise, when Cyclops turned out to be the stuffed hide of an exceedingly Juvenile colt, the skin of whose head was distorted into a horri ble semblance a human face, and the fore head disfigured with a large and glaring eye of glass, most villianously gren. Barnum forgot himself so far, in being thus sold, that he rushed out of the exhi bition room with a great oath and de manded his money back. He received his 25 cents change, and acknowledged that he had been taken in, after the fash ion he had taken others in politely re quested that so extraordinary a fact bhould not get into the papers. SATAN. Tl.is old gentleman, although consid ered rather -narp than otherwise, has been served some very cute tricks. A mong the rest, we hive heard of a poor cobbler who had made a league with him, and after enjoying every earthly blessing, he was waited upon at the end of the term by his brimstone majesty, who de manded his soul. The cobbler took a sharp knife and ripped off the sole of his shoe, threw it at the feet of his illustrious guest. 'What does that mean?' cried the lat ter. Look at the contract! replied the cob bler. Satan had the contract, and found that the word was spelled so', which only entitled hin to the piece of leather, lje turned on his heel, and went off scratch ing his head; and he has been called "Old Scratch" ever since, A good sermon is like a kiss. It re quires but two UfaiU end au application. For the Plymouth Pilot. Tlic Absent Brother. Full eighteen months have passed away. Since we have seen thy face Oh! "whither art thou gone! dost lay Beneath ear'.h's cold embrace? You bid yonr nalive land adieu, Rich treasures to obtain Tcrhaps thou art sleeping 'neath the strand Of broad Pacific's main. The nightingale may warble where The mountains rear their "heads, The beast of f rcy may leave his lair, The sons of men their beds; Eat where art thou, my father's son. Who left thy native home. Ere life in tl.ee had scarce begun Oh! wilt thou ever roam? Through desert sand, o'er mountains high, Through vallies dci?p and wide With many a lingering look and sigh You made a rapid stride. You bade adieu to friends most dear, And relatives most kind; And sought in gold to gather gear To satisfy the mind. How many thus desert their friends, To j.aiu the lucid gold. Yet ne'er attain deired ends Misfortune makes them bold. ASA. Fur the Plymouth Pilot. Death or Gen. lYnrren, America's Katie came weeping and criefl, The friend of mankind, our Hero has died. She was bitterly mourning, because he was slain So far from his home, on the blood-stained plain. He died for his country; while bleeding he cried: For Liberty's saXe, this day I have lied. This was WARREN! the hero, the valiant, and brave, Who poured ont his life-blood, his country to save, The loud-sounding cannon has ceased now to roar: Love, harmony, libfTty, reigns evermore. Let the stars shed their rays, and the moon give its light; Let the sua shed its beams on us Freemen so bright The ferce wave's may dash, and'the billow may roar, Jut harmony, LIBERTY, reigns evermore. Michigantown, la. J. Q. R. Communication. P r the Plymouth Pilot. Mr. Editor. "A Young Us" hasgi- en us a chapter on tobacco, which is eve ry word truth, all truth! and I will say a little more with your leave. The use of tobacco taints the breath, benumbs .he sensation, colors the skin, causes lan guor, debility, tremors, ill-temper, mel ancholy, want of natural appetite, con sumption, thrist, pains, enlarged stom ach, dyspepsia, trembling of the limbs disturbed sleep, wasting of the flesh, ep ilepsy, delirium tremens, gout, simples, and creates a thirst for strong drink, and almost every inebriate uses it. The a bove facts can be established by the best of medical authority, and the experience of many also testifies theii truth. I have been a slave to the pipe, greatly injured my health, ruined my teeth, so that seven of them have been extracted my breath became so offensive that my wife imag ined my liveT was decayed, and advised me to call a physician, that I could not live many weeks &c. But thank my stars I had fortitude enough to throw the destroying pipe aside; I have nearly re gained my usual good health, and my wife complains no more of my "decayed liver." Some place great medicinal vir tues in tobacco, that it prevents tooth ache as well as cures it, cures heartburn, rheumatism, &c. "Nick. Bradshaw's wife had a pain away down in her calf, and she smoked to ease the pain." "Mrs. Runabout had corns on her toes, and on ly could be relieved by smoking and snuffing tobacco." Many will tell you that using tobacco is a habit they have formed, and use some kind of arguments to justify them in their ruinous practice. The. same kind of arguments will justify the pilferer, the falsehood teller, the dram drinker, and the swearer, acknowl edged to be habits, which all would be far better without. If the heventeen hundred dollars, which are annually spent in this county for tobacco, were applied to common schools, in a short time we would uot find so many younj gents, and ladies as we. now have, who can neither read nor write. I cannot possibly conceive how so many christian people can indulge in the use of tobacco, merely to gratify habit. And when I see a minister of the Gospel with the Bi ble in one pocket and a plug of tobacco in the other, I am past reconciliation. riLGRIM. Mrs. Thomas Hayward. In two in stances this Lady, with the utmost firm ness, refuse to illuminate for the Brit ish victories; An officer forced his way into her presence, and sternly demanded of Mrs. Hayward. 'How dare you disobey the orders which has been issued? why, madam, is not your house illu.ninatid?' ,1s it possible for me. sir,' replied the la dy with perfect calmness, 'to feel a spark of joy? Can I celebrat ethe victory of your army, while my husband remains a prisoner at St. Augustine?' 'That,' re plied the olHcer, 'is of little cousequence; the last hopes of rebellion are crushed by the defeat of Green at Guilford You shall illuminate!' 'Not a single light,' replied the lddy, 'shall be placed, with my concent, on such an occasion, at any window in my house. Then, madam I will return with a par ty, and before midnight, level it to the ground. You have the power to destroy, sir, and seem rell disposed to do it; but over my opinions you possess no control. I disregard your menaces, and resolutely declare, 1 will not illumiante. AGE OF ANIMALS. A bear rarely exceeds twenty years; a dog lives twenty years; a wolf twenty, a fox fourteen or sixteen. The average of cats is fifteen years, of a squirrel or hare, seven or eight years; and a rabbit seven or eight years. Elephants have been known to live to the great age of four hundred years. When Alexander had conquered Porus, King of India, he took a great elephant, which had fought valiantly for the King and named him Ajaxdedicated him to the sun, and let him go with this inscrip tion; "Alexander the son of Jupiter, hath dedicated Ajax to the sun." This elephant was found with this inscription 350 rars after. Ahorse has been known to live to the ngt of seventy-two, but they average twenty-five to thirty. Camels sometimes live lo the age of 100. Cows live about fifteen years. Swans have been known to live 300 years; pel icans are also longlived. GEMS OF THOUGHT, A man who is not ashamed of himself, need not ashamed of his early condtion. All dissipation has its origin m a want of proper employment. Always do as the sun does look at the bright side of everything. For while it is just as cheap, it is three times as good for digestion. To the honor of the sex, and in ac knowledgment oT the. wise mercy of God, it must be admitted that womeu are mare conscientious in their parental du ties than men. Men are to be estimated, as Johnson say?, by the mass of character. A block of tin may have a grain of silver; but still it is tin; and a block of silver may have an alloy of tin, but still is silver. No cause is ever made better, but al ways worse, bv a falsehood. Even where detection does not follow, suspicion is almost always created. "Wear your learning like your watch, in your private pocket: aud do not pull it out, merely to show it. The world is seldom unthankful, if we know how, in the proper way, to do it service. Temptations are a file which rubs off much of the rust of self-confidence. Idleness is hard work for those who are not used to it, and dull work for those that are. Yankee ladies who come out west as school-mistresses, are not much use. In stead of teaching other people's chil dren, they soon get married, and teach their own children. Whatever you do, do it willingly. A boy that is vhipjed to school never learns well. Two things are necessary to the travel er in life as well as on the Toads; a knowledge ol his way, and a persevere ance in it. The cup that is full will hold no more; keep your heads and hearts full of pood thoughts, thatliad thoughts may not find room. It is hard for a man to amass riches by toiling In his shop, while there is aleak age at home in the kitchen. 'What a ftmall kitchen!' exclaimed Queen Eliza beth.after going through a splendid man sion. 'It is by having so .mall a kitch en,' replied tlie owner, 'that. I am ena bled to keep so iaröc a house.' Xeliemiah Flunkins Visit to tlic City of .o-tions. Nehemiah Flunkin's was one of those unfortunate specimens of the genus homo that seem by some accident to have bare ly escaped shooting up out of the ground in the form of cabbage, and to have been bom with all the outward semblance of humanity. Spite cf all his greenness, Flunkin's was an observant chap, anxious to look about the world, and, to use his own words, ba 'some pumpkins.'- He came to Boston one day to see the Ele phant, and innocently suffered all manner of tricks to be played upon him, such as paying twenty-five cents to go inside the Common, a charge made, by a cunning boy, who discovered that Flunkin's had just come down.' Another of the b'hoys,' who had received his cuj from the lad who charged the entrance fee to the Public Common, stopped Nehemiah as he came out and passed down Tremont street, and politely tapping him on the arm, said: Fifty cents fine, sir,' at the same time holding out his hand for the money. Fifty cents! Creation, what fur?' 'The Mayor's house, sir." Wot of that?' asked Flunkins, looking at the house designated by the other. 'You have passed it just now, without iaJcing off your hat. How yer talk. Sposin' I did?' Why, that's fifty cents fine in Boston.' No!' Certainly; and unless you pay it, I shall be obliged to take you to the police offie.' W-h-e-w Well, here's a halt. Let's see which house it is,' said Nehemiah, taking off his hat. That's it, sir, the next but one to where we stand.' Wall, I won't git caught again any how, said the innocent Flunkins, as he walked back and forth before the house of a green grocer and fixed the spot in his mind! Scarcely had Nehemiah Flunkins turn ed another corner, before he was stopped by a third person, who had got the hint from the other two operators. 'What's the matter noicV asked Nehe miah; 'I haven't passed another mayor's house have I?' No, but you forgot your landing fee.' Linding fee what's that?' Why head money.' Head money! Do yer have tu pay for keepin your head on?' asked Nehemiah, innocently.' No, you don't understand, my friend I perceive you must be a stranger to the city.' Wall, I guess I am.' 'You see the law is, that any person arriving in town for the first time, shall pay seventy-five cents head money.' Yes.' What route did you come by? That's it:' exclaimed his persecutor, as though be had made a discovery. 'What s it liked Nehemiah. Why, you arc the fellow the police are after.' 'After mc, what fur?' 'For slipping away without paying your head money.' 'Wall, look a here, nabor, its pretty expensive, 'pears to me, but there's three quarters, will that fix it-' 'Yes, that is all right you are free now to look about town,' said the oth er, walking away with a suppressed chuckle. 'Thank ye,' said Flunkins, 'only to think of the perlece after me! Well, that was an escape anyhow.' If there was one thing above another for which Nehemiah had a weakness, 'twas smoking. At home, his pipe was in his mouth half the time, and seeing some cigars in a window he felt the de sire come over him; and so he walked in, purchased a 'long nine,' lit it. and walk ed out into the street, smoking as he went along, looking into the shop win dows in Washington street. The fact was, Nehemiah was now really breaking a city ordinance, and laying himself lia ble to a fine. It was not lonj; before a policeman, with his hadge of office on his hat, accosted him. Sir, you must put out that cigar, and walk with me,' said the officer, with an air of derision that staggered Nehemiah. What fur?' stammered Flunkiu's. 'Smoking in the street.' 'Is there a fine for that tew!' es, sir. How much?' Five dollars. Creation! Five dollars, I haven't got but hix left.' Can't. help it, you must go with me.' Look a here hold on!' said Nehemiah; I don't want to go no whar. But vou must,' said the officer at the sjme time looking about him slily, and seeing no one very uear, he added, 'if you choose to pay me, why, it will save your being locked up.' ' Locked vp! Creation! Hre, there's fire dollars said Nehemiah, handing the officer the money, who pocketed the change and walked away leaving Mr. Flunkiiu tundintj alone anl s:emiily afraid to move backwards or forwards, for fear he should incur another fine. And this was the case; Flunkins was afraid to move lest he should break some other unknown law of the. city. He thought the matter over as well as he could in his confused state of mind, and remembering he had just one dollar left, enough to carry him home in the cars, he looked about him for a moment, to see that no one was by stop him, and then 'scratched gravel' like a new one, back towards the depot. As he swiftly ap proached the grocer's house that had been pointed out to him as the mayor's, he. pulled off his hat and only ran the faster, until he was out of sight of it. At the head of Hanover street, he was partially stopped by some one who wish ed to ask the way to some other part of the city, .being like himself a stranger; but Nehemiah had eyes and ears for only one thing, and misunderstanding the question, halloed out Can't help it, if 'tis a fine to run; I haven't got no money,' and he dashe on like mad towards the railroad station. Nehemiah did'nl lei on much about his visit t3 Boston, but merely said he didn't stay long, it was so pesky expensive. New York, May 30. The Yucutan Legislature earnestly in vokes the aid of Mexico to terminate the Indian war. Rumors of heavy failures here yes terday, one of a silk house and another of a shoe house. The examination of the Hoboken riot ers has been held. These rowdies pre teuded that they were a special police; they knocked down and beat their vic tims until they were senseless, and then took them to jail. The inquest on the mnidered has not closed. Hon. Daniel Webster goes to Washing ton to-morrow, Boston, May 30. Nathan A. Cary, a soap maker, was found dead in his bed, this morning, at the Central House. C. W. Beckler, formerly a banker of this city, blew his brains out last night, in Lawrence. Thompson, the English Abolitionist, made a speech to day, in w hich he de nounced the Colonization Society as the spawn of two abominations the Church and the Devil. The trial of Scott for aiding in the rescue of the fugitive slave, Shadrach, commenced this morning. A handbill was posted in the streets last night, denouncing Thompson, and calling on the people to drive him from the city. The Congressional Election in the 23d district, has resulted in the choice of Hon. Robert Rantoul, free soil demo crat, by a plurality of 1,000 votes. Louisville, May 27. Mr. Choate commenced his speech this morning for the defendants, in the Meth odist Church suit. He claims that the Conference, in advising Bishop Andrews to resign, did not accede their power. News has been received at New Or leans, from Brazil, that the Brazilian Government seemed serious in endeavor ing to repress the slave trade. W. H. H. Washington has been nom inated by the Whigs in the 8th district in North Carolina. The district was re cently represented by Edward Stanly, Whig. Information has reached here, that the Cholera had broken out at Alton, Jersey, and Springfield, III. Nearly all the steam ers from New Orleans have cases on board. Hartford, May 30. The Grand Jury has found bills of in dictment against J. L. O'Snllivan. Capt. Lewis gave security for his appearance for trial in 85,000. Burlington, Vt., May 29. The Free Soil Convention held here to day, nominated LuciusB. Peck, for Gov ernor, Bayard Fletcher, for Lieut. Gov., Treasurer, D. P. Thompson. John Van Bureu will speak this evening. A young lady stepped into the store of a merchant named Wade, and very inno cently said she would like to be veighed (Wade.) 'Really. Madam, I am very sorry, said he, 'but my wife will tell you that iou are too late by a couple of years. Tbe Knickerbocker tells a story of a man at Utica, who, assuming a defiant attitude, thus berated a locomotive, which stood on the track, with steam all up, and ready to be off: 'Say! don't stand there, whistling and smoking like & blackguard in a bar room: jest jump up to ne, and I'll take the conceit out of you; you miserable old cooking store on wheels." It was a forcible saying of the Em peror Napoleon, that a handome woman pleases the eye, but a good woman pleases the heart. We. know a preacher, who, when speaking, const-ntly hammers the desk with his fist, to rivet tbe attention of hie audience. CLIPPINGS. Several clergymen in Boston have lately preached sermons against the new fash ionable dances. Jenny Lind's farewell concert in New York, will take place about the 15th inst. It is said that after that time, she will sing at reduced prices in some of the smaller towns. Among other treasures in California, oysters beds have been discovered iu large quantities. It is said that 1500 men are now en gaged iu levelling the hills north of Cin cinnati. The cost of the President's late recep tion in Philadelphia, amounted to 81, 300. A man in Licking county, Ohio, late ly sued his wife's father for services rendered by the wife to her father before her marriage; verdict by the jury 50 cents. Big business! A little boy was lately killed by an elephant, in Connecticut. He hurt him, in sport, with some sharp instrument, aud when he again came near him, the enraged animal gave him a fatal blow with his trunk. The locusts have appeared in countless numbers near Indianapolis. It is feared that the trees and vegttation will suffer by their visit. Horace Greely has been appointed chair man of one of the Juries at the World' Fair. Mr. Paine's new discovery in produc ing gas from water, although once much ridiculed, is now thought tobe practica ble. Bebee, the eminent hatter of New York, lately partook of a public dinner, given him by the Hatters of Cincinnati, und received other testimonials, show ing the respect in which he was held by the Trade. Messrs. O'Doherty, McManus. and Don ohue, the Irish Patriots.afe compelled to wear the convict's uniform, and do the most menial convict labor at Tasman'i Peninsular. Mrs. Fish, of Spiritual Rapping no toriety, has sued C. C. Burr, the great Biologist, for slander. The trial will be rich. A French tailor has invented a coat which may be turned several ways, and still present a genteel exterior. It it proposed to present it lo the Hon. Dan iel Webster. One or two more deaths have occurred among the persons so cruelly beaten bjr the rowdies at Hoboken, N. Y'ork. The capitol at Washington is to be en larged; it has. already cost over 81.000 000. The World's Fair, in London, it is thought, will continue until Autumn. The specimens of American ingenuity, now exhibiting there.are highly admired. Mr. Rhett, the great Disunionist, late ly remarked in a speech: ''It will be far easier, in my opinion, to get out of the Union, than to keep out of it." The Democratic Reformers are to hare a grand celebration on the ensuing fourth of July. Hon. A. Burt, the leading Congres man from South Carolina, takes a bold stand against Disunion. The Philadelphia Ledger, in gpeaking of the new style of Turkish dresses, now worn by 60rae of the ladies, says, "The ladies may take the trowsers, and the men the Turkish number of wives. The 63d convention of the Episcopal Church met in Maryland, last week. Illinois has appropriated 83,000 for & Geological Survey of that State. Good. The trials of the suspected murderers of the Cosden family iu Maryland, com menced on the 27th ult. The proof is said to be very strong against some of them. The Hon. Samuel Cushman, for man? years a member of Congress, from New Hampshire, died recently, aged 60 years. A good deal of excitment has been created in Maine, by the rumored discov eries of gold in a wilderness, near the boundary which separates that 5UU from Canada.