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THE CAMDEN JOURNAL.
VOLUME 3. CAMDEN, SOUTH-CAROLINA, JANUARY 27, 1852. NUMBER 8. - THE CAMDEN JOURNAL. ; I'l'VLISIIED SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY BY f a<UUS i. WABMI. i TERMS. Tiie Semi-Weekly Jocilyal is published at Three j I>ollars and Fifty Cents, if paid in advance, or Four l)ollars if payment is delayed three months. The Weeklt /oCKSt'Al is published at Two Dollars if paid in advance; Two Dollars and Fifty Cents if payment be delayed six months, and Three Dollirs if not paid till the expirataoa ol the year. ADVERTISEMENTS will bo inserted at the following terms: For one Square (iburtocn lines or less) in the somi-weekly, one dollar for the first, and twenty-five cents for each subsequent insertion. In the weekly, seventy-five cents per square for the first, and thirty-seven and a half cents for each subsequent insertion. Single insertions one dollar. * Semi-monthly, monthly and quarterly advertisements charged tho same as for a single insertion. The number of insertions desired, and tho edition to be published in must be noted on the margin of rail advertisements, or they will be published somi-weekiv until ordered discontiued and chargca accordingly. BEAUTY. Lol when the buds expand the leaves arc green, Then the first opening of the flower is seen; Then come the honied and rosy smile, That with their sweets the willing sense beguile: But as we look, and love, and taste, and praise, And the fruit grows, the charming flower decays; Till all is gathored, and the wintry blast Moans o'er the place of lovo and pleasure past, J So 'tis with beauty,?such the opening grace I, And dawn of glory in the youthful face; Then arc the charms unfolded to the sight, Then all is loveliness and all delight, ] The nuptial tie succeeds, and genial hour, ] And, lo! the felling off of beauty's flower. So ilirough all nature is tho progress made,? The bud, the bloom, the fruit,?and then we fade, [Crabbc. ] epithalamtum! I saw two clouds at morning, ( Tinged by the rising sun, ^ And in the dawn they floated on, And mingled into one; | I thought that morning cloud was bloea'd, It moved so sweetly to the west, j I saw two summer currents Flow smoothly to their meeting, < And join their coarse, with silent force, f In peace each other greeting; j Calm was their course through banks of green, While dimpling oddies play'd between. Such be your gentle motion, 3 Till life's last pulse shall beat; Like summer's beam, and summer's stream, Lloat on, in joy, to meet J A calmer sea, whero storm shall cease? A purer sky, where all is peace. A HUNG JURY. I BY SOL SMITH. J 'Who in St. Louis, does not know Noah Ridge- 1 ly? Who, in St. Louis, has not known him for a long time?not long enough to know " any- \ body else"?but a long, long time?years?? c Even here in New Orleans, Noah is tolerably 1 well known; and at the river towns intermediate,'t there are a few "fellers" who are on terms of j r speaking acquaintance with him. In fact, wherev- I or the steamer "Hannibal" has made a landing, [ f (and where is the landing she has not made a c stop at?)?Noah has lyen seen and known at ' v some' time or other. Hut in St. Louis?well, r there's no use writing about how well he is known r there. And wherever known, Noah is a favor- <] ite?I might say a great favorite. He has been j clerk of the aforesaid "Hannibal" for I don't c know how many years?and the "Hannibal" v continues to perform voyages between New Or- 1 leans and St. Louis, with her single but power- s erful engine, (out of the old St, Louis?Capt. Swon's .St. Louis,) and seems as good as new; f and Noah comes around with his freight bills p with astonishing regularity?and he appears l>et- j ter than new! H l>ut to ray story, in M. Louis, we all know a tlic difficulty of procuring jurors to try cases be- t fore justices of the peace?it being almost next to an impossibility to get together twelve citi- a zens, "good men and true," who arc willing to a sit for two or three hours in a justice's office, c which is never, by any accident larger than a r moderate sized band box, surrounded by a pro- j miscuous crowd which always gathers, filling up t room, doors, and windows, whenever a "jury ? trial" is to come oft'?especially if lawyers are i employed in it. i It so happened, "once upon a time," that two 1 merchants had a little misunderstanding, which 11 resulted in their "going to law" before Justice t Walsh. The amount in dispute was a mere trifle; c but each was obstinate and would not give way * a jot?so to law they went. To make matters t worse, each must have a lawyer to help on, and one of the lawyers determined to make as much 1 s.C llm nnc/i no h/-? AAIII/1 necAeto/1 AAtinl! A uui ui uic iw iic evuiu, i kajka iiic vuiiail" I tution.il right of his cliont. and demanded a jury, c A venire facias was accordingly issued, and Con- f stable Busby started off to execute his writ. I At the expiration of about an hour, during j which the court, attorneys, and spectators, wait- t ed with exomplary patience. Busby returned. <, followed by one solitary individual, carrying a j huge, lot of freight bills in one hand, and a half i smoked cigar in the other?it was Noah. < "Have you summoned the, jury, Mr. Consta- i bio?" inquired the justice?' "Yes sir," replied Busby throwing down upon 1 the table his writ with the names of twelve citi- i zons inscribed thereon. "I have summoned ' tinuv but thov won't come." i "Won't come, won't come?" remarked the < justice, "we'll sec about that. Clerk, write out < attachments for these gentlemen. How many < are there who refuse to obey the order of the ] court?" ( "Eleven your honor," answered the sweating i s constable; '"this is the only one of the lot, (puint- u ingto our friend Noah) 1 have heen able to scare a up; ;uid he don't seem disposed to sen e?says ei intends to plead his privilege!'' "What privilege, pray, Air. Ridgely, have you ti \\ lifit i-'ilirl v<?f?c,in enn vnil nrive the 1U ............ ..... p.., ? court why you should not serve on this jury?*' jt asked the justice. "I believe,'" replied Noah, stretching himself w up to his full height, and taking the cigar from p his mouth which he had been industriously smoking since he entered the office?"I believe a ! e< fireman is exempt from jury duty?" a "Certainly, certainly," replied the justice.? "But I was not aware you belonged to either of li the engine companies. May I ask, Mr. Bidgoly, which engine you run with?" "Which engine? The old St. Louis! You are aware, perhaps, Mr. Justice, that the old St. Louis had two engines; one of them constitutes n at this time the motive power of the Hannibal, and '] that is the engine I run with?and when hard pushed for hands, I have, upon occasions, acted a its fireman?therefore, I supposed I'm excused ti from juiy duty." "Not so fast, my friend," interposed the jus- ,< tice, '-this will not excuse you " h "No!" exclaimed Noah, with apparent surprise; "then," he continued, taking a seat on the p jury bench, "bring on your case, since I am overruled and let us co thromrh with it as we can, ti for I'll be hanged if I stop long." ti Busby at this juncture returned from another n unsuccessful furay through the neighboring ji streets and alleys. 'Can't scare up a single man,' he reported, s'tting down and wiping the perspiration from his face with a cotton pocket handkerchief which ^ he carried in his hat. ^ 'What is to be done? inquired the lawyers. 'I am sure I don't .know,' answered Justice Walsh, 'unless you choose to take Mr. Rklgelcy H here, and let hiin decide your c:ise.' j g] As the laws of Missouri permit parties by liiuLual consent to take "any number less than twelve" in civil eases, the lawyers, finding there sras no chance of 'scaring up' any more jurors, igreed to take Noah as the jury, and after a few tj nodest objections on his part, he was sworn in, n tnd assigned a seat in the centre of the jury ^ aeuclt, K, 'Come, now, boys,' remarked the solitary juror, 0| >n taking -his seat," 'hurry up these cakes;' I've ^ jot all these freight bilLs to collect, and confound R] ne if I can stay here long for anybody.' ^ The lawyers made short work of the evidence tj not wishing to fatigue the jury,' and proposed to ^ ubmit the case without argument. V( The justice thought this was a very good plan ^ ?it was near dinner time?and suggested tfu't ^ >crhaps the jury was ready to give a verdict witti>ut leaving his seat, when the jury spoke as fol- c; uws: _ ^ 'May it please the court, the jury is not ready j o give a verdict. This is an important matter ?a matter involving but a small sum, it is true; >ut the principle to be settled by our decission sj lere to-day is one which interests the whole city jn -the State?the United States?I may say tlie vhole commercial world! The jury at great in- }-n onvenicnccs h;is been dragged here and compeled to sit in judgement, The evidence being pi] hrough, this jury would like to hear the argu- j nent .ot' counsel!' | c>| Very well,' answered the, counsel for the do- , cnee?and immediately poured forth a torrent i in ?f eloquence in favor of the side lie espoused, P. vhich must have had a convincing efK-ct in the (j'( ight quarter, for when the learned gentleman esunied his seat, the jury expressed himself rea- ^ ly to render a verdict; hut the attorney for the nj ilaintiff now insisted upon being heard, and ac- n, lordingly set forth his view of the case in such ' ivid colors that the jury, before ho had finished ^ lis hours speech, had evidently relapsed into a ^ tate of doubt and uncertainty. 'If the court pleases,' remarked the jury, 'be- ^ nro tide last eiv>rv?li a verdict. llli?rht llUVO been ! V v V.MW v[%vv" " * V""* riven which would lwivc satisfied one of the Kirties at least; now, it is impossible; this last aj peech has turned everything topsy-turvy. There w ire some points on which the jury must request he instructions of the court.' s0 The instrctions were given, and it was generilly supposed that a verdict would be rendered i j]( it once, as the dinner l>ells was ringing out in w very direction; but not so, the jury prefered to )n etire and consider upon its verdict, and .as all (j, initios except the jury, seemed about obeying s., he summons of the bells, a hint was delicately jl( riven that it would be no more than proper, and m ndeed humane, that the jury should be furnished m vith refreshments. The hint was seized upon v the attorneys, and two very abundept din- j() lers were in a few moments passed in through p, he window from the Jefferson House, the justice, j onstables, lawyers, and spectators, having left ! he office in possession of the jury, according to | fa lie custom of those times. I h< , After dinner, the crowd gradually re-assem- j w iled in the street, and through the open window | In lie imperturable jury was seen with one leg hi oeked over the knee of the other, looking care- ki ully over 'authorities' which had been refered to in >y the Lawyers; then changeing his position, and j lo witting the leg which had l?een under on top, ec lie Uf>j?er wall of the room was scanned with su ;reat earnestness for a few minutes, after which hi i large volume containing the statutes of Missouri was diligently consulted, and so on. It was 1m wident from appearances, that the jury had not , hi ret agreed. * | la At C o'clock, under instructions from justice j w Walsh, the constable inquired, as is usual in sini- j ai ilar eases?'Has the jnrvagreed?' A solemn j w No,' was 'the response, and soon after candles j h< ivcre brought and placed upon the table by the rc nonstable, who after lingering a moment in hopes ; in sf an intimation that a verdict had been agreed i tl >n, was waved out of the room by the jury- j rrom ji ijunrwr p.tsi <> until OCKX'K mo jurj ,w :ogitnted without any rosnlt. At length I Wisby | ordered to ^uuuuoii the jury into court, ! o! i liich was done, by opening the outer door and ! dmitting the justice and crowd. into the pros- j nee ofthe jury. There sat the jury, as undecided as at dinner I mo. 'Gentlemen of the jury," said the justice, ma-1 slit-ally. "have you agreed upon your verdict!' j May it please the court,' answered Noah, ith great dignity, 'I believe it is customary to oil the jury before asking that question.' 'Very well,' replied the justice, wno, it must do Dnfossed, w:is becoming a little fretful?'poll way.' Husby polled the juiy, calling out from his st? 'Noah Ridgely" 'Here V answered the jury. 'All right,' reported Busby to the justice. 'Now, then?the jury being polled?Gcntlelen of the jury,' repeated the justice, slowly, tavc?you?agreed?upon?your?verdict V '.May?it?please?lhe?court?No!' answer[1 Noah, rising, and shaking his head emphacally. 'Is there any likelyhood of the jury being able > agree ?' demanded Justice Walsh, desperatc'Not the least ghost of a chance,' replied the orson nddresed?"the Jury is hung?" A dismissal of the. jury followed, and a new rial was ordered. The hero of mv sketch connues to collect the freight bills of the. old Hanibal, and I believe lie is considered exempt from try duty, by general consent. . ? The Value of a Cent. A little thing to write about, you may say, ut trifles light as air make and mar our fortune; ion are thev not important enough to be noti'd? Suppose a child were starving in the streets? hat then' Why a penny would buy him bread lough t<? recruit his dying energies. Depend pon it, a cent, properly disposed, may, at certin times, do more good than a million at oth rs. A friend of ours was returning thro' a busy loroughfaro to her home. Her intention was ot to purchase anything, and she happened to ave in her purse but one cent. I'assing by a ttle stand, she saw some very large, rich looking ranges for sale at a penny a piece. She spoke >r one, took the cent from her pocket, when iddetily a thought arrested her, she could not elp it, but involuutary stayed her hand; it was lis; I have just left a luxurious table; I have ad all I wanted; how foolish in me to spend c?n this cent, when I may come across some poor eggar child to whom it may be a treasure."? he repliced the cent, and went on her way. A long distance was before her, but as she ime to the head of a small, narrow alley, she lused lor a moment; something seemed to draw r irresistibly towards the place; she knew a poor idow wiio lived there, a lady like woman, who ipportcd her children by her own industry, and ic thougt she might just look in upon her for a oment to ascertain if she was comfortable. The widow was sitting by a small lire, her ;c children ranged around the hearth as she iter; d: the former made her welcome, but in iMued tones; and our friend saw she had been I coping. With great delicacy she inquired the LllSe. "To toll you the truth Mrs. M.," said the widv, while lior check crimsoned, "I have to-day ent the last farthing fur bread fur these cliil on, and though I have work, vet my money as advanced, and I cannot get more till it is lushed to-morrow. My eldest boy came runng home a few moments ago from the upper irt of the city, saying that a letter was in the snnv's postman's box, with my name upon it, id the postmark of my native town. It may 1 of the greatest importance; but 1 am a stran r in this neighborhood; I don't like to expose y poverty by borrowing, yet I have not one nt." "And I am sorry to tell you that one penny is 1 I have at present," said our friend, "but that ill enable you to get what you wish, and I me vou will find (rood news in it." The letter was i j rs # ntfor. It was written by her father's sister, a kk! and a pious woman and a dependent. She 'firmed her to come to her early home, from hich her father had long ago expelled her, for arrying a poor man; the old gentleman was mgerouslv ill. might die any moment, he had ioken nf her, lie seemed to feel kindly towards >r; and if she could hasten there, his forgiveness lglit be obtained, and she and her five children ade comfortable. There was no time to be lost; on foot and ane the widow set out, traveling secure in her jverty sixty weary miles. By midnight, her feet for the first time in reive years pressed upon the threshold of her ther's princely mansion. The good aunt met t with tears. Tired and travel-worn as she as, she yearned to behold her old farther before ? died; she hurried to his chamber, glided to s bedside and without, speaking fell upon her ii>m hese.'icliitnr onlv his foryivencss, his bless >,v*' " * "P ~" o g. J low could the demon of rindictivencss nger rule in that dying man's heart? lit; look1 upon the hollow, griofworn -check of his only irviving child, and forgot the past; ho held forth is feeble arms, and she fell upon his bosom. ; The old father died with the dawn, but not * .Tore lie had affixed a codicil to his will, making s child and her children heirs to most of his rgc estate; and to-day the poor shirt sewer, who as stitching herself into the grave, lives beloved id respected by rich and poor, her children, ell educated, promise to become blessings and mors to her. Ujhjii her mantle in the best - ?1?' OATlfniiu , UII1 is '! gill It'U III1U , g diif cent; and she often reminds her friends, nit through the instrumentality of so trifling a on, she heeaiiie enabled to do all the good for hich hundreds of hearts bless her daily. So you see, reader, that a penny is sometimes f great, value.? Olive Branch. Peas and Pea-Hay. As to a choice of varieties, we think it depends very much on the object for which they are grown. If the object is to feed rtegrocs, we prefer either what is called the Urowder, the most prolific of all kinds and mild to the taste, or the white pea, of medium Size, with a black eye, which is also a good bearer, and quite mild when cooked. For cows, if the pea is to be gathered, wo again prefer first, the Crowder, and next the large, pale-yellow, called the Cow-pea, from its excellent qualities ior inilch cows. But if the pea is to be left on the ground for stock of all descriptions, especially when they are to be exposed for any considerable time to the weather, wo decidedly prefer the first, the black, and next the red, or "Troy." It is said that the black pen will not injure stock of any kind. and if the deliterious effects are as some suppose owing to a chemical change they undergo in sprouting, or to the decomposed state < in which they are when taken in the stomach, we be- * lieve they would be less apt to produce bad effects than I any other variety. As from their peculiar quality they will lie in the ground throughout the winter, without imbibing the least particle of moisture, apparently. For the table, we use only what is called by some the lady, by others the gentleman pea; very small in size ana white. If the object is vine, either for the improvement of the land or for hay, wo aro not aware that there is much difference, provided they are planted at distances according to the size of the pea. The larger varieties will yield more vine than the small, but the vine is usually coarse and more dillicult to cure. The quau miinh nn the time of planting. Early planting, the seasons being equal, will usually produce more peas?the late more vine. Time or Planting, Ac.?This should be done at the first or second working of the corn, and in the centre of the space between the hills, and on the ridge. Teas never should be planted,in the hill with the com. We have seen much injury dono the corn by this mode of planting. Nor do we like planting between the drills (in alternate rows with the com,) because in plowing, the finishing furrow is left open too near the com. In other words the bed on which the com stands, is left too narrow. Light sandy lands may be safely planted much earlier than such :is are still' and cold, if the object is the improvement of the land, they should be planted alono. Nor should they be planted with com. if the object is to obtain the greatest amount of corn the land is capable of yielding, for we are fully persu.v ded that even under the most favorable circumstances of late planting, and not in the hill with the corn, they do it much more injury than most persons suppose. Gathering ani? Curing the Vines.?The ripening of the first pods indicates the proper time for cutting tho vines. If cut earlier the yield is less; if cut at a later period, the vine becomes woody and less nutritious, besides producing sometimes fatal effects on hor-' ses by lodging in the intestines. In this vicinage a farmer, n few years since, lost two fine horses from fcoding on tough p?a vine without cutting them up.? On a post mortem examination he found pieces of partially masticated vine a foot long hanging in the lblds of tho intestines. These, from irritation produced inflammation, mortification and death. The pea vine should never be pulled up. It is unpleasant enough to be under tho necessity of robbing the land of its ameliorating effects even by cutting off?much worse to pull and deprive it not only of the vine but of the root also. Our practice is, with sharp hoes to strike off tho ?i,n cnrfor>n nf tlio trmmiH without dis turbing it othenvisc, and there to let it lie one or two days according to the weather, then take up, pile, and as we never gather very much, because we do not liko to impoverish the land, haul directly to the barn, or other shelters, under which it is secured in an open state, until cured enough to pack away. AVe cannot agree with our friends of the Conversational Club in tiieir preferences of the pole over the rail pen mode of curing. If as Mr. A. says, it is the most "economical," it is in our opinion economy only of labor. It is more convenient and inoro easily accomplished no doubt? but there the economy ends. The article thus cured may, as some say of badly made hay, "spend better," but that is saying but little in its favor. If the weather Is lhvorabic, and the stack removed early to the barn, the food secured in this way is usually good? but under other circumstances, it is anything else. A stack of pea vine made ever so well, unless capped by a better material for turning water than itself oilers but little resistance to the beating rains, and after being exposed, has more the appearance of a stack of charred sticks than of well cured hay. .Nor do we think that some, we have seen, would bo regarded by a horse or cow as a "perfect nose-gav." The making of rail pens is attended with more labor and inconvenience at the time, especially in large fields, but when once made and properly tilled (putting in a few rails every two or three loot) it will contain as much as fifteen or twenty-six feet stacks, aud after being covered with cither straw or boards, all is secured till it may suit the farmer's convenience to remove it. Cut the vines after the dew is off, and in this way they may bo put up on the same day, and on opening, will bo found as bright and sweet as the best wade Northern hay. Consumption of tobacco and Tea in Britain.?During the year 1851, it appears that there ha* been a large increase in tobacco and tea, in consequence ot' the Groat Exhibition and the influx of foreigners. In 1851, in the nine months ending Oct. 19th the total quantity of unmanufactured tobacco entered for home eonsumption was 20.8811,522 lbs. and during the corresponding period of the year, it amounted to 20.909,522, lbs. an increase of 7.1,090 lbs. The quantity of manufactured tobacco and snuff during the same periods wore respectively 154,000 llis. and 100,811 lbs. being an increase of 12,245 lbs. in the nine months. In the consumption of tea there was also great increase. In the nine months of List year the consumption was ;jy,403,195 lbs. and in this year, 41,200,725 lbs. being an increase of 1,707,550 lbs. in the nine months. What would Sir Walter Raleigh and King James I. With his anti-tobacco blasts; what would Jonas TTanway and Samuel Johnson say to these statistics? It is satisfactory to add. that the consumption of spirits during the same period was less than in the nine months of the previous year by 72,840 gallons. The Abuse of "VVeaeth.?"The abuse of wealth consists in allowing it to minister to the animal appetites chiefly, or in expending it to gratify some oinor more of the sentiments to the exclusion of the others?and not appropriating it to the harmonious gratification of all the sentiments proper to humanity. The abuse first mentioned is a moral offence, and may so endanger society as to require legal prevention; while the latter abuse can scarcely be evidence of such moral turpitude, as the laws of man ought to recognize. The laws may prevent the ministration of wealth to low animal indulgence, bnt they may not restrain exclusive bencvolance, nor overwhelming pride, nor foolish vanity. A man mav bestow his wealth on an unworthy charity, and we can only regard it as a weakness; or he may impoverish himself by dross and vain display, and cannot complain of him to the police.? I so; b"t wo cannot safely allow him to be a knave, whether Nature made him such or not. "Wealth, then, is to be regarded as a means, and not as an end; and unless it constantly subserve. the sentiments, and is Used to exalt the moral nature of mnh, it hath little Utility or dignity, and is to be regarded as a useless heap, rvot-lmw./l fna-oftinr linclor tha irnr>lil<a iS an ant gnw,v"vu w&""w ......... ...~ "-r i mal instinct, and retained only to gratify a blind propensity. To pUrsue it from the mere love of possession, is to allow an animal feeling to con! trol the man, and gives to a mere propensity the J sovere ignity of the mind. This subjugation of the intellectual powers of a noble Ixfing to the service of an animal insect, sometimes occurs irt ' lie has a right to be a fool, if nature made him society; and the miser's wealth is so blindly gras*ped, that it scare dy satisfies the pressing wants of his animal nature. His intellect merely guides him in the mode, of its acquisition?it is not exercised to discover the utility of wealth. He has it, and yet the man possesseth it not?but only the animal. Wealth is acquired by means of the intellect, acting under the impulse of an animal instinct; it is enjoyed only through its ministration to the wants of man's superior sentiments.? An intelligent animal may acquire, but a natural being can only enjoy, wealth.?E. P. Hulbuti Tiie Beavty of the Heavens.?How beautiful it is to contemplate the heavens ? They are "stretched out as a curtain to dwell in." Not only as fir as the human eye can see, but beyond the remotest boundary wluelf the highest telescopic power can reach, does the ctherial firmament nvtArwl ' WV? ?>in find nn limit r>r? lvmndarr. Millions of miles may be traversed from any given point or space, and still the heavens appear illimitable. Infinity is stamped upon them. And with that gorgeous splendor and magnificence is that curtain adorned) In every direction it is studded with worlds, suns and systems, all harmoniously moving in perfect and undeviating obedience to the Almighty will. The soul in such a contemplation is absorbed. Earth ceases to hold us witn its silver chain. The mind set free from grovelling pursuits, mounts up, as on the wings of an eagle, and saors away through immensity of space, surveying and admiring the innumerable revolving orbs, which, like so many "crowns of glory" and 'tfiadems of beauty," bespangle the firmament "whose antiquity is of ancient days," and which so powerfully attests that "the hand that made them is divine!" The immense distance of the fixed stars claims our attention, and awakens the most enrapturing feeling in the mind. Reason is compelled to give the reins to imagination, which tells us there are stars so distant that their b'ght has been shining since the creation, and yet amazingly rapid as light travels, no ray from them has yet reached us! "The heavens truly declare the glory of God," and, in beholding such a display of glory and beauty, we are deeply impressed with its manifestation of the power of the Creator, who sustains, upholds, and preserves such myriads of pon dorous revolving bodies, each in its orbit, moving in unerring obedience to His will GEOGRAPHY. Teacher?Class in jography como forward. What Is jography? First Pupil?GerogifTy is a description of the sun, moon, and stars. T.?You can can take your scat, and stay in after school's out. T.?Jonah Spriggins, what is jografy ? 'Id P.?A description of the United States and Mexico. T.?How is the United States bounded ? P.?Bounded on the North by the North Pole, on the East by Europe, Asia, and Africa, on the South it is not bounded at all, and on the West by all Creation. T.?That's a good boy, you shall be elevated. ?What is the most remarkable productions ? 3d P.?Live Yankees, punkins and tobacker. T.?What is said of the inhabitants ? 4th P.?Tw said they're licking the Mcxi cans. T.?"Where is Mexico ? P.?Down by General Taylor. T.?IIow is it bounded 1 P.?On the North by the American army, on the East by the yellow fever and Com. Conner, on the South by earthquakes and burning mountains, on the West by Com. Stockton. T.?What is the chief productions? 5 th P.?Revolutions and changes of Government. T.?What is the government ? P.?Lunar?it changes monthly. T.?What is the inhabitants remarkable for ? C,tk P.?Locomotion. T.?You can dodge. A SoLicrron, who was re*?kable for the length and sharpness of his nose, once told a lady, that if she did not immediately settle a mat. v j; i u _ u:ii ler 111 Qispuii% iiu wuuiu lilts a um uguiiiair uci "Indeed, Sir,' said the lady, "there is no necessity for you to tile your bill for it is sharp enough already.' House to Let.?"This tenement to let, enquire next door." The place was in a wretched state of dilapidation; but Banister enquired tho rent. etc. These particulars gained he asked: " Do you let anything with it V "No," was the reply, "why do you ask that?" " Because, if you let it alone, it will tumble down." A Western editor says that 'a child was run over in the streets by a wagon three years old and cross-eyed, with pantalets on, which never sjwkr afterwards.' Wellerisms.?I speak " witbin bounds" m the prisoner said to the jailor. " I'm bio wed if I do,v as the trumpet raid wlien it was asked to give a tune. /f -A