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10LU3IE II.-NUMBER 31.
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUAEY 4, 18
WHOLE NUMBER 83.
VRT FRIDAY MORNING, BY
toiuuY c IIKISTir A CO.?
-u dw fc published , rt T"' DoL"
iSn Tcinu per annum, in advance ) or
L tf parent be delayed after the
Kirta iota Number from the time or suo.
dbeontinucd (except at the op.
P?Shc) until all arrearage are paid.
rfKsMMMt. will be weened for One
Kja, wiU be made from the regular price, for
. Son d netghborthe honest
ft, Irishman inn quandiryThe jg
ai Ike pppytte ktU tv
i have before mentioned my o!J neigh.
L-r;Slam.n(lttio ereai zest wu.i
frty laugh o much, that lie would soon
Ibave it his own expense, than not to
'.eitit ill. Tim lived in 9 remarkably
.K-ighborhood. Nearly an ins neign.
Ilt belonged to the church ; indued fhey
.excefdin2ly pious, that they could
Mr engage in an ordinury convorsntion
filnit interlarding their language with
, .';n,M.M,hrttseo!ogy. Like the hypocrite
' , ,Hy Pollock, ' in scripture terms
, i, ht, and sold and lied. But not
:Mf the very atmosphere which
uiliud was filled with piety, still
awui mire there were rojrues sornewhero
, it bim, for nearly every night did he miss
tern to suspect. It he snouia mention
.mm Dothinc, but watch the closer.
fine u were sainU he know not whom to
yS, he therefore tried to preserve the
Imi seoresv till sucn a time as ne snouia
: ; r- v i
bo his "neigTibors, teh to one btii lib P'SL".
rfmnswered with a quotation Trom raUIi, and
JeUSoJnrrjjaucludeOeltnight not a pig, I II o
a . . hn nlm hio Inil '
minutes, I'll break every bone in your body
and I'll servo your master the sumo sauce
when I catch him.
. Tat protested both to his own and his
master a innocence, and swore ' as true as
St. Patrick, the animal was a puppy when
he left home,' but the enraged gentleman
would not listen for a moment, but giving
him a kick, the effects of which ho felt for
the Dcxt half hour, started liiin towards his
master. : . , , . ,
Put trudged J6wards7bme in a dreadful
quandary, 'finro,' sai4 he to himself, 'I
saw my master! .the 'puppy " in the bag,
and how the dev.. jie has changed to a pig,
bates mo all ouf.Sinless, as I believe, he is
the devil himself.' , ...,,
Of course, the poor fellow could do no
less than stop on his return, and tell the
wonderful news to his quandam master
Tim Slocum. Tim listened with much ap.
pa rent astonishment, and when Pat had con
cluded his story, be could offer do possible
explanation.: While Pat stepped to. the
well for a pitcher of cool water, the young
porker was removed by Tim, and the dog
put back to its old quarters. Pat took a
strong glass of whiskey and started once
more with the bag, which ho tremblingly
said, ' ho was sure contained (ho devil hira.
On his arriving home he was accosted by
his master, who was surprised at perceiv-1
nig somciiuug in me ong. . . r .
. ' Why, Pul, what have you brought' in
the bag?' - - ,- -
1 Sure aDd its the animal what you was
after sending to the gentleman a divil a
bit would ho have it. ; . '
, Not have it?' Why, it is the likeliest
whelp in the country. Why would he not
have it J'
Whelp or no whelp, your honor, but
bless mo if it wasn't a pig when I got there,
and no little kicking did I get for that same,'
A ui&! What do you mean, you stu
pid scoundrel, to call that beautiful dog a
you turn him out, and if he's
II cat every ounce of him, not
bartin his tail.' ."
Clarke seized the bag nnd rolled the
whelp out upon the floor.. There! what do
you soy now, you Irish blockhead ?VjJ? .z ,
Tsui's eyes looked as if they would . start
from their sockets as he staggered back,
and raising both bands exclaimed, 1 By the
holy St, Patrick, he can be pig or puppy as
he pleases !' . , '
It was impossible for Clarke to fathom
the mystery i but all his attempts to get Pat
to repeat his journey, were fruitless, for he
swore he would now require a hundred mas.
es.tOj save, his, soul from purgatory for
having carried the devil ; six miles on his
houluer, and he would not do it again if
bis dying mother should command it.
In a few days the mystery was tultv ex-
!1ained by Tim Slocum, and many a hearty
augh did the anecdote give rise to ; but
Put to this day believes or proresses to be.
lieve, that Tim's story Is 4 fiction entirely,
and that as sure as St. Patrick drove the
snakes from Ireland, he carried the devil
six fliiles-tft a 4we bushel ba
Thb Pbintbr's Apprentice. A young'
man was once apprenticed in this city as a
printer. He" boarded at the house of his
father, who was in easy circumstances, but
I who required his son to pay for his board
from the avails of special perquisites which
furnished his fellow apprentices with a liber,
al supply of funds for pleasure. This the
young man thought was hard f but when he
was of age, and master of his trade, his
father called him and said Here my son
is the entire amount of the money paid to
me lor your board during your apprentice
snip ; l never intended to retain it, but have
reserved it for your use j with it I give you
as much more, as a small capital to com.
mence business." Tho wisdom of the old
mar was now apparent to the son. His
fellows had contracted bad habits in the ex
penditure of similar perquisites which the
father had withheld from him, and were now
penuyless in vice. Ho was enabled with a
good character to commence a small busi.
nous, and now stands at the head of publish,
ers in this country. Most of his compan.
ions in apprenticeship are miserably poor,
vicious and degraded.
The same man has told me that he never
was but once in a theatre. On that occa
sion be had been persuadtd to go-by his fel.
low laborers, who were accustomed to it,
and who furnished him with a ticket. On
taking his seat in the box he remembered'
that it was precisely the hour his mother
was accustomed to retire for prayer, and h6
I well knew that the bnrden of hetpraycre
embraced the salvation of her children.
He rushed from the room, and never return.
ed to it. Those sons are privileged who
have nravinff mothers, and fathers to disci.
pline and restrain them. Faithful parents
make their children to be blessings to the
world, and crowns of glory to themselves.
Who does hot honor the parents who are
honored in their children?
i convinced by ocula r demonstration ; who
Je thief was. He was hot long kept in
MfeDie. One night at about eleven o clock
irmg occasion to go to nis ceua uuer
rig of cider, he was not a little surprised
i tfueovering one of the ciders 'wf the
mi in the very act 6f filling tt bag from
'fflVpork barrel.' Tim stood riveted to
letpot wUh astonishment ; expecting ev-
h instant to see-the tbiet tall on ins Knees
W implore for tnercy ; but his surprise
aywell beiraagined when tne ewer, wun
KtimoDious twang exclaimed, 1 The
Med See when no man pursueth, hut the
IjktoHaare at bold as a lion, at the same
ime thrusting his hand io the barrel and
mging forta another piece ot pork :
lie joke was too good to bo lost. As
loa as Tim recovered from bis surprise,'
fc roared with laughtery at the same time
Mawiing, Tou iniernai weezenaccoy
Jrpocritical scoundrel your impudence
can the devil by fifty per cent. It is a
erfect curiosity, and worth paying for;
ike the bag of pork in welcome, you have
a rod it.' . c,
Asd,'twid Tim, a he afterwards fre-
(ueBUT rebtcd the utorv with a heartv
I . . J . . 1 i: c I J.J1- u. . . I I t. . . l . : . .1 : . .
'Ihe racalflUi 8UiaHv-take UD tbe-l"' .ur"'''a i ,af;"" BUUU1D grci. uupi. uireciors niei anucuniiuuuu iu segsiuu iwu
"g,Blaced it on his shoulder, and with a
latelj sanctified walk, marched out of the
e door be came in at, merely saying,
gwa night neighbor Slocum.'
Tim once bad an Irishman employed on
tftwa, but after several years he become
iwehol a toper, that Tim was obliged
' oucaarge him. He afterwards became
title more steady and obtained an employ
p a Mr. Clarke's, a couple of miles
7 iubi residence. It so happened
1 on a certain occasion , M r. Clarke be
sw4e fortunate owner of a fino litter of
wif dogs of a peculiar breed, " lie wos
"ijoui to present one to a friend of his,
'WRsided amile south of our village; so
"Sting a fevorite whelp, he placed it in a
and writing a line to his friendrgave
r wuume necessary directions, at
r wme time charein!! him not to ston on
rliiPM JlartedVbut having to pass,
jw bouse of Tim Slocum. the recollection
F ho8e excellent whiskey, was not to be
fuastoo4bvamnilmnn rp.'. 1,-
k .l t,,ere- Tim soon learned "whkt
! '? h'bag, and while the latter
ip Crt - r 10 reP'eni8h Tim's whis..
7WtIe Tim dexterously slipped out the
D Z Lwwiuited a pig of about the same
R Pat returned from the cellar, took
f good pull at thn k..l 4 '
on hit journey, totally unconcious of
frange metamorphos which had taken
j" m BIS taff. Arrivintr nt lh r-tn nf
prt " produced itie letter, and the
ernan was mur.h ntoauail in (ait thnl
'ifKnd Clarke had sent him a dog of the
-ew roundland breed.
M6ine Utt e fe low nut npnfU A
fjentleman addressing Pat.l 1
yinshman put his arm inthe bag, and
ymewhat startled at hearing a grunt,
Ib squeal; but when the animal
ipTgM,iQU,e l,ghtnd proved to be
SJJ, i'gn! iTitisnta pig may I be
mtfgl 7.Q besure it s, you rascally
exclaimed the centleman in . mem.
Ifiiat8 tbal ae and his rvant were
'WS 40 ,r,8u't Wm-' nd if you
I i toks it up and lh!s pln(;e in two
IIoW TO ASCERTAIN THB AGS OF HoRSE. Al) e.
toemcd eorreipondont requested ug to publiab di.
Ycetions for discovering the age of horsee. The
loiiowing answer must surtice lor tins monib
when we find a better.we will pve tt i
lrilurebasiriir'S tiorser'not the"least 'important
matter is to be able to tell hit ace. In transfers
sitions are often pra'cticM UpoU the crcduTooB and";
uninitiated purchaser. 1 Io prevent Una, to as
(Trent an extent as possible for the future, is the
object of this communication to the public The
must cerium uicbub 01 aBccruiiijiiig tun age vi 9
horse lit to examine the changes which take place
with tho teeth. The twelve front teeth begin to
shoot fn about two weeks aftef the colt is foaled.
These are called colt teeth and are shed at differ
ent periods and replaced by others. When the
colt is about two (cars and a half old, the four
middle ones come out ; in about another year,
four others are lost and in another year, or when
the bone is four and a half years old, ths four
last are shed. These last are replaced by what
ro called corner teeth. ' They are hollow, and
have a black mark in their cavjty. They are
scarcely visible, and tho cavity deep, where the
hone is four and a half years old ; they begin to
fill when he is six and a half, ana the mark con.
lioually diminishes and contracts till the horse is
seven or eight yean old, when pie cavity fills up
and thu black mark is obliterated. The horse
acquires his canine teeth or toshes about his fifth
year.' The two hi tbi lower jaw begin to appear
when he is oeiween mrco or lour years 010 ana
these in the jaw five ojr six months after. They
continue very sharp pointed uu six. At ten, me
upper seem blunted, worn out and long, the gum
leaving them gradually ; the barer they are the
older the horeo-From ten to fifteen, it is difficult
to tell the horse's aga it is sufficient to know that
be wold and Under the hard treatment which is
given to horses generally, th eon elusion will be
a safe one that he is worth but little. '
Annual Meeting of the American
r Colonization oclet jrrci"'
The twenty-fifth annual meeting of the
American Colonization Society was held in
the Fourth Presbyterian Church of this city
on the 18th inst. The Hon. H. Clay was
prevented by indisposition from attending
the meeting, and the RevWm. Huwley ,
one of the V ice Presidents, presided.; The
annual report was read , from which it op-
Eears that the cause of Colonization is in a
iirhly prosperous condition, both in this
country ana in Africa. The report, how
ever, will soon be published t and will speak
for itself. - - '
The Rev. C. C. Vanarsdald, of Philadel
phia, at the request of the Executive Com
mittee, delivered a Jiighly Jnteresting and
impressive discourse on the life, character,
and death of the late Thomas Buchanan,
Governor of the Commonwealth of Liberia ,
which will doubtless shortly be published,
as the Board of Directors have requested a
copy for this purpose.
The Hon. H. Clay was re-elected Pre
sident of the Society, and, the Vice Presi.
dents of the last year were re-elected, with
the following changes, viz. Major General
mhetd -Scott was appointed, vieo Majo
General Macombe, deceased; the Rev.
President Wayland,f, Rhode Island, vice
N.Brown, Esq. deceased; and the Rev.
Thomas E, Bond, D. D. of New York, and
the Rev. At Alexander, D. D. of New Jer
sey Jworaadded to tho n umber.--4-
Alter the bociely adjourned, tne Board 01
ToiiciiiNO Incidintw Durinv bis speech in Fa.
neuil Hall on Christmas evening, Mr. Hawkins re.
tatei an instance of the terrible effect of intemper
ance which bad recently come under his observa
tion in Worcester county, A victim of this appetite
bad driven his family from his miserable habitation
and had parted with every thing be could sell, un-
til only a laiuilul dog was ten, wno aepi uis mas
ter from freeaing by lying on his feet at night
The wretched man, to gratify the demon of thirst
that raged within him, killed his dog, sold his
skin to a tanner, and with the proceeds went to
his hut, and held hit last 'level in drunkenness,
and in the mbrninr was found dead, from intern-
peranee and cold. The faithful dog was no longer
tbere to keep warmth and life in bun i and when
the coroner came to hold an inquest, the only food
found in tne place was a ball pint 01 meal. -
Imhovinent m Tiuvelu.no in Euaor-It
is said that at the late opening of the Strasburg
Railway, a grand dinner was riven at Mulhauaen.
One inscription on the walls of th dining; rooms
ran thus "la 1500. the journey from Mulhau.
sen to Stnubur?. occupied eitrht davst in 1600.
ait days 1 in 1700, four days; is 1800, two days ;
days, dunhgliicRlue r
' A very respectable number of delegates
appeared from the differeetState Societies
though several of the States entitled to deb
egotes were not represented. .
The Executive Committee laid before the
Board a letter from Hon S. WUkeson,
which they received in December last, ten.
dering his resignation as a member of the
Executive Committee; whereupon it was
1. EesohetVtioX the resignation of
Judge Wiikerson be accepted.
2. Resolved, That the thanks of this
Board be presented to Judge Wiikerson for
his arduous services while General Agent
of this Society and a member of the Execu.
tiv 0mmittt. ahd esnociallv for his de-
' r : 1 j
voted and 'gratuitous aid during a period of
great difficulty ana embarrassment, and
that hejbe assured of their high respect and
eonfidence7wuhthe most "ardent wishes for
his future welfare. .. .
Committees were appointed on the finan-
cial transactions of tliet year, the general
state of the colony, ana other subjects, and
made reports entirely satisfactory to tne
Board. " '"
On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, it was
Resolved, That it is expedient to appoint
for the present year a Corresponding Sec-
retary, whose duty shall be denned oy tne
Executive Committee, and whose services
shall be under their control.
' Whereupon the Rev. R. R. Gurley was
unanimously elected to that office.
The following eentlemen were elected
members to that office.
-The following gentlemen were elected
membera of the Executive Committee for
the ensuing year, viz :
W. W. Seaton," R. S. Coxe,
M. St. C Claeke, ILlaspstr,
- H. L. Eixswokth, R. R. GrjBLE,
There was no person appointed to fitt the
station occupied during the past year by
After the transaction of much business
of a minor character, the Board adjourned.
fl"The greatest harmony prevailed during
the meeting, and much good is expected to
result from it.
From the New Orleans Picayune.
a none siory.
Some newspaper celebrity has been be
stowed upon an original bit of drollery, Culled
"A Theatrical Auctiopeer," promulgated
first In this paper, oome ten or twelve months
ago. From the same humorous source we
have another bit of facetia, though not of
so sparkling a character us the other.
Uur jocoje Uoston4uctioneer was called
upon one day by a country horse-dealer
from Vermont, Who wished to dispose of a
horse. He as one of those distinctive
characters peculiar to the section, with a
countenance strangely indicative of both
simplicity and shrewdness.
y-u I say said he, " I want to see the
auctioneer, that auctions off horses hereon
Saturday." .. t .
' I'm the individual,"said the auctioneer;
" what can 1 do for you ?"
: , " Well, I've got a horse I want to sell,
provided I can get enough for him ; don't
want nothing faore than his value, neither.
He's a good one, though just now he's a
link thin ; but I reckon he ought to sell
Very good ; will you have him adver
" Well, I guess I don't know 11bo.1t that.
What do you ax?" -
IfOne dollar first insertion; fifty cents
for, every time after."
" That's lew dollars for three times ; I
reckon you may put him in the newspaper
onc&, stranger, and after that Tudmm Tslide,
" Very good; what color is he?" m
' Rather brown than otherwise.",
'J Id hesound?"
ff Sound! O,soundasadolhr shouldn't
like to warrant him, though."
"All right; IU advertise him and sell
him 'on Saturday. Have your " critter" at
the mart 'by 12 0 clock.
"1 jest want to tell, Mr. Auctioneer, I
should like to have the animal limited at
fifteen dollars ; but you may let hint go for
" Exactly ! and you won't take a great
deal more than is offered for him, will
you?" . ...
" Well no, I m not dispositioned to be
hard any how ; I ruther calculate not."
Saturday came,-and one dollar and a
dred times within the courm nf ttm lt
A trmntK thnt f finA flint n ana.il;iii..
must not exceed two thousand five hundred
dollars a year." "I will vouch for your
having said so a thousand timesi'- rejoined
our hostess. . ' I hear nothinbut retrench
ment, economy and reform! The cry 11
as loud and frequent in this house as it used
to be among the Harrison men before the
election." Mrs. Tomson then addressed
herself to us in particular : ' Why, air, I
asked Mr. Tomson to order a quart of icj
cream. He knew you would dine with us
but no it would cost eighty -seven and a
half cents and so he must economize, and
now we have no ice cream!" After the
delivery of this speech, Tomson took out
his pocket book and made a memorandum
in it. .
We remarked that the streets had not
looked very nice recently, and ventured to
suggest that the new city administration had
not yet got warm enough in their places to
take a peep out of the windows and see
what a dirty condition are the thorough,
fares. To this remark Mrs. Tomson as.
sen ted, and added that, for her part, she
regretted nothing so much as the giving tip
of her carriage. "Indeed," she added,
" I hate cabs but this morning I was out
shopping, and tli'a streets were so unclean
that I got in one in Sccond-st. and rode
home" " Were you tired, my dear, so that
you could no walk? asked fomson. No
but I didn't want to walk, and the cab was
iouJy tweoty-five cental Tomsou took out
his pocket book and made another memo
random in it.
" You were out, my dear, shopplg this
morning, you say. What did you buy ?."
inquired Tomson. "Nothing at all; 1
saw fifty things I wanted, but I knew you
would begin a lecture about economy the
instant you should see them." " Well, I
admire your self-denial in buying nothing."
"Nothing! Ohrno; I bought this little
pink plush cravat for myself the cheapest
thing I eversaw;they" ask a dollar and a
quarter in Chesnut street for the same arti
cle, and what do you think 1 gave for it ?"
f Well," replied Tomson, ' have you not
a pink silk one, and daryou need this new
one?" "Not positively but then it was
only three quarters of a dollar." Torn3on
half bid for tho horse. ' How much more
do I hear? One dollar and a half is only
bid for the animal before you. One dollar
and a half joinr iroing."
" Sell him, sir, he's a dying " whispered
tho Vermont horse-dealer into the ear of
the knight of the hafnmer.
' Gonel" shouted the auctioneer, and
down went the old horse at a dollar and a
half. - - -
After the sale tho horse-denier was the
first one-up at the desk r4Kettloment.- -
" Well, 1 recow it won t take long to set
tle up this little trade of mine about the
horse," said he.
"Not long, said the clerk, " there s
your account of sale ; you" have to pay us
just fifty cents more than the horse-brought.'
" jro-iitical obstruction ! exclaimed the
Vermonter, with a humorous aftctatidn of
astonishment: i tien-wttit-a-satiattoti ma
ner he continued, " It's cheap enough f
there's a fifty cent piece. Cluap enough !
I couldn t a gin lam away at no price, and
it would have cost two dollars and a half to
bury him. Just a half dollar saped. Good
morning; MfrAnetioneers"7ij enough.
A llOSIESTIC SKETCH ADAPTED TO THE TIMES.
We dined with oOr friend Tomson the
other day. It was "the first time we Jiad
Beenlo see him since he quit his large house
in Walnut street, and moved to his present
small one. Every thing looked comforta
bla enough about his new dwelling,- except
Mrs. Tomson? and she declared there was
not room to turn about in such a little hole.
Tomson, however, Jiad borne his reverses
with admirable fortitude and good humor,
considering how immensely rich he was,
or was supposed to be which is the same
thing a few years ago,. Misery loves com
pany. It is one thing to fail or curtail, now
a days, when nearly everyone is doing the
same thing ; out it was quite another thing
four years ago, when all the world rode a
hiirb liorso. To return to our friend Tom-.
son fas lands, his loansthave turned out
to have no more substance than the lather
of Glen's saponaceous compound. . His
fourteen sections .in Indiana and Illinois
are, from Borne cause or other remote
ness from the market, prevalence of milk
sickness in the neighborhood, or something
tif this kind worth less than the original
government price. The Hug-a-m'ug and
Derrydown rail road loan, and the stock of
Fligflap bank, in which he was interested
to the amount of forty .eight thousand dol.
lars, are now quoted so low that he con
siders thenr worth little or nothing. .
"But as we remarked when we sat down
to-disner, " everything has so depreciated
in value that no man can tell what he is
worth," and so wo place no estimate uponj
proprfrty, W e nave said the house is com
fortableand 80 it is, He has persuaded
Mrs. Tomson to part with a few of the most
splendid articles of her furniture, purchased
within the laM five 7ears, because Mrs.
Tomson has the good taste to see that they
do hot become her present contracted esta
blishment. ; As we were dining the conver.
sption was partly about the change jn, Mr.
Tomson's style of living. We have always
been very intimate, and he tells us all about
hisaffairsrf T " T v
T hliM fnM Mm Tnmonn fin 11 hn in I
the course of the talk, " at least one hun. nd thus
took out hk pokeLbfcairiJTnUde another
memorandum in it.
" Well, Mrs. Tomson," said we, " yofl
certainly have not given your husband cause
to lecture you to-day on retrenchment, eco
nomy and reform, if three quarters of a
dollar is the amount of all your shopping."
" Stop " exclaimed the lady ; " I have not
shown you one purchase I made -cheaper
than the plush cravat. Do you see this pair
of mitts? what do" you TUiirik Tgave for
them?" We could not guess, but Mr.
Tomson asked of what use they were.
"Oh, none at all," answered his wife:
" but they are so pretty and so very cheap.
I gave only half a dollar for them. Tom
son again took out his pocket book and
made another memorandum in it.,
" Tomson ! what are you writing in that
book?" we asked inquisitively. " Wlill, I
will show you," said he, nnd then placed
Mho book in our hands, when. wo read, in
pencil, the following entries ;
n. . October 25.
Credit 'T. for ice-cream not bought, 87 J cts.
Ch'ge Mr. T. for cab hire when blie could
walk, - - - - . only 25
.' .for link flush cmvat, not ; gajiU
ea, - - j - . - uuiy u
" for mitts, not wanted, only 50
After we liad examined these entries,
during which time Mr. and Mrs. Tomson
sat silent, ho took the book, wrote some
thing mora in it, and then returned it to us,
with this calculation :
Multiplied by 365, the whole number of days in a
5-17 50 Five hundred and forty-seven
dollars and fifty cents a year.
" You see," said Tomson, " only twen-ty-five
cents, only seventy-five cents, only
half a dollar, is at the rato of more than
I' i , i i i it . . . . . . c . 1.
nve nunareu uouurs u yeur oui.ui uiy pucn
et more than one filth of tho sum that I
am able, as so libnest man, to spend, and
all for things not wanted !"
- It was time for us to go-when Mr. Tom
son had concluded this remark ; so we left
him and the imprudent Mrs. Tomson. But
we remembered the last item in tho pocket
book again" only half a dollar," and we
thought if all -our friends,. in these hard
times, would only remember how feiv cents
a day make a hundred dollars a year, they
would look well at it before they would
spend " only half a dollar."
Tn DsexKAsn's Wiu I leave to society a
mined character, a wretched example, and a
memory that will soon rot. ....
1 leave to my parent, during- the rest of their
lives, as much sorrow as humanity, io a feeble and
decrepid state, can sustain.
I U ave my wife a broken heart, a life of wretch,
ednesa, a shame to weep over me, and premature
I give and bequeath to each of my children
poverty, ignorance, a low character, and the re,
meniberance that their father was a monster.
Fai!BJiAsocBV in Engi-and. -" His Roval Hieh.
t the Duke of Sussex, .it is said, is about to
resign the Grand Mastership of the Ancient Or.
der of Freemasons and it is also rumored that
his Royal Highness Prince Albert will be offered
that distinguished honorary appointment."
The Hartford Eagle thinks that the mem
bers of Congress' had better got up a fist
ical agent todo their fighting. If two mem.
bers get by the ears, let the agent nog tnem
equalize tne e.xcnangei. '
03" We call attention to the following
article, which we find in the South-Western
Christian Advocate. And with the editor
we exclaim what a shame ! what a burning
shame ! Yet, here is one thing1 we have
long noticed : wherever a man is long in
the habit of making or dealing in spirits,
he is sure to involve either himself or some
of his children we rarely see it fail As
a proof of it, scores of instances might be
brought forward in this section of the coun
try ; and how illy he deserves to be called
other, who will sacrifice the virtue, morals.
character, and every true interest of his
child, both here and hereafter, for the sake
of paltry gain ! for the sake of a few four-
pence Jia -pennies !
A Youso Tofee. Dr. S called at
our office few days since, and related to
us the following fact, which occurred with,
in the range of his practice during the last
An infant, about two years old, was
strangely diseased. The doctor was called
on for . medical advice. Ho examined the
patient , and found it in a helpless condition.
It was bloated and swollen until it present
ed a very unnatural appearance. In the
course of examination, the child called for
a dram ! This at once aroused the doctor,
and he made particular inquiry into the mat
ter, when the father informed hirn ihal, Abe
child was in the habit of taking laige quan
tities every day. The father kept liquor
for salo ; and whenever he supplied his cus
tomer, he gave the child a small portion,
until it acquired a love for the poison, and
couldTdriuk it in large quantities without
any apparent inconvenience. The secret
was told. The doctor prescribed strict
temperance rules, and the child has recov
ered , and is doing well. Many children are
made drunkards by their parents before
they-are--takerwutof ' the fading-strings.
What a shame ! what a pity ! Nj wonder
so many sons prove a curse to their parents,
when they train them from itifancy to love
ardent spirits., -Parents, be watchful.
Those who make candles, will find it a
great improvement to steep the wicks in
. . .!., ., ...Ill !. ...,l .1.,. ..II ..
lliiiu , nicy win uuui vicor, uiiu mofoiiuw
will not ' run.'
Brittania ware should be first rubbed
gently with a woollen cloth and sweet oil,
then washed in warm suds and rubbed with
soft leather and whiting. Thus treated, it
will retain' its beauty to the last.
New iron should be very gradually beat
I ed at first ; after it has become inured to
me item, u is nqi iiKeiy locracic.
It is a good plan to put new earthen ware
into cold water, and let it heat gradually
until it boils, then cool again.
The oftener carpets are shaken the long
er they will wear ; tho dirt that collects
under them grinds out the threads.
Do not wrap knives and forks in woolens
wrap them in a good strong paper. Steel
is injured by laying in woolens.
Brass andirons should be. cleansed, done
up in papers, and put in dry places during
It is easy to have a supply of horse ra
dish all winter. Havo a quantity grated
while the root is in perfection, put it into
bottlesfiH it with vinegarndkeejp it cork
ed tight Wi'sienrjuirinerT" """"
"A sixGUtiR wbasei. stoev. A friend
gives i us ilmHbllowing-tofyy-therutbef--which
is vouched for. Two gentlemen, -who
were passing near the cemetery re
cently, observed a weasel and a rabbit whoso
singular movements attracted their ntten.
tiou. The were " eyeing " each other
very intently, ul a short distance from the
observers. The weasel was evidently aim
ing to drive the rabbit into a wall that lie
might entrap him. The rabbit, not liking
the appoarunce of things, seemed to avoid
his adversary. Tho two creatures kep
their stations for some time, casting horri
ble glances towards each other, and neither
being willing to move-lest tho-other should
guin, some advantages. The ground was
covered with light snow, which was several
inches deep. Suddenly the weasel disap
peared the observers did not notice the
direction he took. The rabbit; perhaps,
suspicious still of the movements of his ad
versary, and not knowing in what direction
to look fur him, and fearing that he might
fall into his devouringjaws, kept still upon
the spot. In a few moments on the spot
where the rabbit stood, the weasel and, rab
bit were seen in deadly conflict The lat. .
ter became the victim. The observers tp
pronched tho spot; the rabbit was dead,
anif tne weasel had " taken to his heels.
On examination it was found that the wea
sel haoVentered the snow at the place here
he was first seen, and worked his way be
neath it and come out again exactly under
the unwary rabbit By this cunning course
he had succeeded in capturing him. L.
Courier. - .
Cruelty to a Locofoco. A well k nown
individual (now a resident of Kentucky,)
who" oncirwent abroad to dispose of the
State stocks of Illinois, and managed, by
means best known to himself, to make one
hundred thousand dollars out of the trans
action, was exhibiting a fine blooded horse,
not long since, near this city. " Come,
gentlemen." said he, " I gave 820,000 for
this horse in Europe. I should like to know
your opinion of him." " Well," said a
tall Kentuckian, ' rny opinion is, that be
looks as if he hai tco mueh IHinms stock in