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. ;ASIIEYILLE; NORTH . CAROLINA; FRIDAY HOMING,' FEBRUARY 11, 1842.
WHOLE NUMBER, it.
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..Miss Jane Howard was the daughter of
a verv wealthy merchant residing in the
citv of Baltimore.
tier personal appearance was truly pre.
possessing ; but the graces of her mind, pol
ished as it was by tho graces of a superior
education, and the benevolence or her natu.
rally warm and virtuous heart, rendered her
an object of universal esteem and admira
tion, ainongall with wliom she was acquain.
ted. At a very early age she embraced the
JI.,fc.li-i i.lijiw f r iJ m 4- vT-lur duro
was spent iri promoting religious and bene
volent objects. -
In tho fall of 1829, Jane, with her elder
brother, embarked on board a packet for
Charleston, S. for the purpose of visit
ine their friends. The captain of the pack
et was a man about twenty-five years of
ngor His person was comely and his man
ners agreeable, with the exception of one
fault too common among sailors, was pro
fane. Tho modesty of Jane's appearance
attracted his attention : he gained an intra
duction to her by means of her brother, and
was still more charmed by the sweetness of
her conversation than ho had been by the
graces of her person. r ;; ;
It was not long, however, before an bath
escapedhis lips, jyhich shocked tho delicate
sensibility of Jano. - ,
She politely requested that he would de.
sist from such language while she remained
on board tho vessol, to which be immedi
ately consented, with deep chagrin. Dur
irig the remainder of tho voyage, the Cap
tain's" attention to Jano was rather increased
lie spent much of his time In her com-
pany, charmed and dclrghtea with the mo
desty of her deportment, and the fascinating
spell of her"instructivo conversation ; but
not another oath wns he heard to utter, un.
til he arrived in Chmleston. They were
now about to partft but Jano, feeling no
small interest in tho welfare of one Whose
unremitted attentions more than indicated
his solicitudo for her own, ventured to ask
if he would grant her one request. The
Captain, with all the enthusiasm of an infa
turned lover, replied, that whatever request
ko tuna rlr.iiarit in mnkft. if DOHSlhlv Within
ins power, it certainly should De grantea
" Then," said she, " accept this Bible,
and my request is-that, you read a portion
of it every day." '
Ho felt surprised, but considering that he
had given his promise, he felt bound to ful
fil it. In tho fall of 1833, Jane went to
-spend tho wintcrwth her uncle: who resitf.
ed in New Orleans. The first Sabbath after
she arrived there, she accompanied her
uncle and. his family to church, and heard
a sermon of uncommon interest, delivered
with eloquence and religious pathos. "
-The minister-was evidently a man of su.
JJVIIVI kUIKUIJ I V J. .........
agreeable. His- figures-were- applicable,
, tnlrtnta liid vmfA rtnrr Jnnnrt nun
though high-wrought and beautiful.
Ho posscsseJin-fine, the rare faculty of
rhniniiiff nti wbriinr 1 fit
silence irorrrroe .. commcnccmcni mi mc
close of . his discourse. But Janewhosc
- II a I
tender heart was so exquisitely suso
on the subject of religioni entered so deeply
into the spirit of the sermon, that she enure-
ly forgot, , for a time, the distance which
separated her from her friends, and all the
circumstances i by "which she was surround
ed, with the exception of the rolling sen
tences jas-lhey-flo wed- fronilhe lipof4ho
The meeting closed ; and while-Jane and
her friends were" waiting in their pew for
the sjslo to be cleared, the preacher came
down from the pulpit, advanced towards,
and addressed Jane as follows :
" If I mistake, iot, I am addressing Miss
Howard." . . ' , '
A contused succession of ideas flitted for
an instant across the mind of Janebut,
recollecting herself, she politely replied,
, " That is my name, sir, but I do not re
collect to have had tho pleasure of seeing
you before.". .
" Perhaps you recollect having sailed
from Baltimore to Charleston about five
year ago,' in the packet Thomas Jefferson,
ana 01 having given a dioio to the uap.
tain." - - ; '
"I do,' Bhe replied, " I recollect it well
and if I mistake not, I recognize the Cap.
tain in the pefcoQ before me ! ( But can it be
possible t1 j . V . '
"It is possible," he replied, " it is i so
I am tho man! and I shall ever feel the
deepest gratitude to you, Miss Howard, for
thq interest you manifest in my wclfar4.
That Bible, and the reading of it. has made
me what I am' -
I will not attempt to describe the feelings
produced by this unexpected meeting. Suf.
fice it to say, that the minister was invited
home with thcrn, and during the winter his
visits were neither few nor, iWttwcen.
In the spring hV married Miss Jano, uhd
they are now on n missionary tour among
t lie dark benighted sons of India, where the
blessing of Heaven is attending their labors
in. a Wonderful manner, and many souls are
brought to a saving knowledge through their
instrumentality. ' . . ' t
A Legend of I he Tower.
In the immediate vicinity of tho pretty
little town of Kelts, stands one of those pe
culiar high round towers, the origin of
which has so long puzzled the brains of an
tiquaries. It is invariably pointed out to
ibe curious, as fit-subject far their con-
temptation, and may, in fact, bo looked on
as the great local lion of the place. It ap-.
pears almost inaccessible.' But there is a
story extant, and told in very choice Irish,
how two small dare-devil urchins did sue.
cecd in reaching its lofty summit ; and ibis
is the way the legend was done into Eng.
lish by one Barney Itilcy, the narrator, to
whom am indebted for its knowledge f'" "
V You see, Masther Uobert, sir though
its murduring high, and almost entirely
quito nqual in stupeness to the ould ancient
Tower of Babel, yet, sir, therels them liv
ing now a& have been' at the top of that
!. Ih-lraaiiw tvt. 1 K mj -bvtfa -Ore
spalpeens myself. ACa grown up they are
now, but when they wint daw s-nesting to
tho top there, the little blackguards weren't
above knee high, if so inuclu
' But how did they arriveatthe summit!
"That's the wonder of it! bnt.sure-no-
body knows but themselves ; but tho scamps
managed somehow or other to insart them-
selves in through one of them small loop.
holes when little Danny Carroll cave Tom
Sheeny a leg up' and a back, and Tom
Sheeny hautcd little Danny up after him by
the scruff o' the neck; and so they wint
squeedging and scrummaging on, till, by
dad, they was up at the tip top in some-
thing less than no time; and the trouble
was all they had a chance o1 getting for
their pains; for, by the hokcy the daw's
nest they had been bruising their shins,
breaking their necks and tearing their
frieze breeches to tatters to reach, was on
the outside of tho building, and about as
hard to get at as truth, or marcy from a
thafo of a tythe proctor "
" liubbabboo, says Iittio Danny ; " we
arc fin the wroug-sUol-noWraa Tut -Mw.
phy'a carroty wig - was, whin it .came
through his hat, what will we do, at all, at
Divii a know I now. It would make a
parson swear nfler takin' tytho. 13 you
hear the vagaboncsT Oh, then, musha,
bad ludk to your ca wings ;ita independence
and nothing but it, to bo shouting out in de.
fiance of us, you dirty bastes. : Danny, lad,
you're but a little trifle of a gossoon, couldn't
vou squeedgo yourself through one o' them
" What will I stand or, for the matter
o' that, as I'm by no moans particular sit
upon, whin I git out' that is, if I can ?"
...." Look hero lad, hear a dacent word
it will be just the dandy thing for ye entirely
go to it with a will, and make yourself as
small as a little cock clvcn, and thin we'll
have our revengo upon them aggravation
thieves." IIow the puck he done it, no.
body knows ; but by dad, there was lus jiuk
ragged, red pole, followed by tho wholo of
his small body, seen coming out o that trap
loop there, that doesn't look much bigger
than a button h'olo and thin silting astride
the ould bit of 'rotten timbers, and luffing
like mad, was the tiny Masther Danny,
robbing tho nests and shouting with joy, as
he pulled bird after bird from their utile
fcatherbeds V.This is elegant' says he
" here's lashins of 'era.'' ; " " .
' ' rtnuf trvflnw lifltrA vnil T antra T"rtrtt
V ' ...Ml. .VI. . . fcj IJ. , U ... W...
" Seven big uns full fledged, wid feath.
era as black as the . priest's breeches on a
Good Friday's fast." '
" Well, then, hand them in."
"-By no manes." . - '. ,
" Why not?" . .-Sx-
" Seeing they're as well wid me as you,"
Oivemc my half, then that's your"
"Aisy wid youf-who's-had the trouble
and the chance of breaking his good-look.
ing neck but .me, Mr. Tim Sheeny ?"
'-' Divil a care I care ; I'll have'fClur or
I'll know why." 1
" That you'll soon do : I wont give 'cm
you." A. ' 5
" Atat I holding the wood?' '
i "By course you are; but aint I sitting
outside upon :t, and be tlie same token' un-
seating my best breeches ?"
1 bid you take care ; give me four.
" Ha, ha ! what a buck your granny was,
Mister Tini Sheeny; it's three you'll have,
" Then by the puck I'll let you go,
" I defy yQU to do if, you murdering rob
ber." 41 Do you ! by dad, once more, give me
four." , .
" To blazci wid j-ou ; three or none." .
" Then there you jgo !"
" And worse fucMj sure enough he had,
and that at the devifVown pace."
At this moment I turned my eyes in hor.
rot to the Tower, and the height wa3 awful.
Poor child of course be was killed on
" lTiere's the wonder; not a ha'porth
o'harm did the vagabone take at all at all.
He held on to the little birds' legs like a
littlo nagur ; he was but a shimpeen of a
chap, and what with the flopping of their
wings and tha soft place, he full upon, bar.
ing a little thiifle of stunning, and it nmy
be a small matter of fright, he was as com
fortable as any ono could expect -under the
circumstances but it would have done your
heart good to see tho liltle gossoon jump up,
shake his feathers,' and nhout at the top of
his small voice, 4fim Sheeny, , you thief,
you'd better have taken tho three for
d n tho daw do you get now 1'. " And so
ends tho legend ot tho Round Tower.
Power or a Sword-fish. A- piece of
wood was cut out of one of the fore planks
of a vessel, the Priscilla, from Pcrnambu
co, now in tho port of Liverpool, through
f which was stuck about eighteen inchesr of
tho sword-fish. How it came there needs
not to bo explained. The force witli'which
it must have been driven in affords a stri.
kingcxemplication of the power and feroci
ty of the fish. Tho spot in which tho ves.
sel was struck was about half way between
the commencement of the coppering and tho
keel. . Penetrating the copper, tho sword
had made its way ..first through lhe outer
plank of Scotch larch, three inches auo a
half in thickness, then, traversing an open
space of ten or twelve inches, it had en
countered another plank of oak, and about
four inches in thickness, which was also
PbtbuJ r tiii (uiiH r- mo sword coming
clean -through -to -theotherside.f What
renders this feat the more surprising is, thnt
the ' P rtscilla , ia quite-.-a-.-new vessel, this
having been her first voyage. CJapi. Tay.
lor, her commander, states that when near
tho Azores, as he was walking the quarter
deck at night, a shock was felt which
brought all hands from below, under the im
pression that tho ship had touched upon a
rock. This was, no doubt, the time when
the occurrence took place, A great num.
ber of whales had been seen playing about
the vessel the day before, and it is probable
that the sword-fish, .which is deadly enemy
to the whale, had mistaken the Priscilla for
one of the objects to which jt was in chase;
in other words, it had thought her " very
like whale." On tho passage homo the
vessel was observed to leak a great deal,
on which account, after discharging hcr
cargo, sho was hauled into the craviflg
docv x' Jwvinar tmdergond an examina.
tion, the discovery was made as to what
had happened. The plank had been split
as pierced, so that, though tho sword re.
cnained 4he-aperhire-fHiad Tna-drtTWas
not sufficient entirely to keep out the water.
More eoxsisTixcr. The Locofoco par.
ty in tho Alabama Legislature haveresolv.
ed, in solemn Caucus assembled, to " stand
or fall with the present Banking system of
that fetatc a system as rotten, as corrupt,
as injurious to the interest of commerce,
and fatal to all hope of a sound currency,
ns the wit of man could devise." Tho State
Bank is the creature of the Legislature ; its'
capital is little else, than the credit of tho
State (which is nono of tho best at present)
and it is managed by men elected, not for
their business qualifications, or their into,
grity, but for their politics, und their skill
skill in electioneering, and liberality in
treating tho members of the Legislature.
Its notes are now from 15 to SO-per cent,
discount in New York ; and it is regarded
Such is the Bank which this Bank-hating
party takes to its bosom, and avows its de.
termination to stand or full with !
Canine Sagacity. Tho Jewelry Store
of Messrs. Tanner & CootyTat UticOook
fire in the second story, wo lads were sleep.
ing in the atore, and a -dog was also there.
The latter, on discovering the fire, com.
menced barking furiously, of which they
tial sutfocation and dreamy stupor, had not
trie power to move until, nnumg Darkingin
cflectuat in wakening them, the dog sprang
upon the bed and-commenced, pulling tho
clothes off of them, and pawing and wound,
ing ono of them in the breast, which re
stored him to" consciousness in time to sec
the flames burst through the i ceiling over
head, and run crackling along thowall apd
partition of tho room, composed of thin
and dry boards, setting fire to their clothes
byThrbed side, and filling the room and
the whole building almost to suffocation witn
dense smoke; they both sprang simullane
ousfyoipon the floor and succeeded iti extin-guishihg-thrrfire
bcTore much damage was
done and without making an alarm.
Ages of Newspapers.' It appears fiom
a compilation of Mr. P. L. Simons, of Chi
Chester, that the oldest cxistingJLondon pa.
pers aro the " English Chronicle,", or
J Whitehall Evening. Post,", which was
started in 1774 ; the " St. James'tlKrohi.
cle 1781, and tho " Morning Chronicle"
1789. The oldest existing pipers are,
" Lincoln; Jdcrcury," 1692; " Birming.
ham Gazette,1' 1741 ; " Chester Courant"
1733. The oldest newspaper in Ireland is
the " Belfast Letter," which was commenc
ed in 1747. In Scotland tho " Edinburgh
Evening .Courant," is the oldest paper, ha.
ving been published in 1705. Cork Re
porter. . ' ,
A Tm Patt. The Temperance Societies in
New York think of celebrating the approaching
anniversary of Wasiiwotost's Birth-day by a gene,
ral Tea Tarty over which the ladies of tlie Afar.
tka Washington Society will preside. It is to be
familiar, social gathering, at eost vrhica will tm.
able the powest to participato.
it' Railroad Construction. '
A ''.,! pamphlet hits just boon published by
Chmi. i-utii, Jr., Civil JJugineur, in which be de
tails tbe causes which have conduced to the fail,
are of many of the railroads in the United States.
The essay embodies much information, and we
proceed to furnish some of its statements. Ac
cording to Mr. E. there are completed or in pro.
jjrens of construe liou, between 3,000 and 4,000
milco of Railroads in the United States. On
these there have been expended during the last
ten years ' mors than $ 100,000,000 ; and for the
maintenance of which there are now required en.
nual HpprorialionH of nevcra! millions, in addt'lfin
to the loss of interest on this vast capital. Of these
works soma few have sustained thcmselvs nnd
paid dividends to their stockholders. The re.
ceipts of some others are sufficient to keep them
in repair nnd pay (he interest on tneir coat. Put
of tbe balance, comprising between 100 and 200
railroadi having an -aggregate length of some
2;00O miles, tho capitals ny bo regarded as poei.
tivoly sunk, andniany of theco'mpnniei insolvent,
Mr. Ellctt says that this disastrous result is not
the eonsoquence of. attcmjitinj improvements in
positions where tlje trade and travel were insuffi.
cient to authorize the necessary outlay of capital,
butn thorough disreeptct for first principles. 1 f '
"The object of a failroad ia,' lie savs, to
convey la-sengcrff arid produce, and tho first
question which every company about to embark
in such an enterprise should proproso for cxami.
nation is : What is the amount of trade and tra.
vcl to be accommodated' for this amount furnishes
us the Value of the object sought by the improve
ment, and ought to revont us from paying more
for it 4hatt'it is woh. And tho second is t What
should be the Jpqition and character of the road,
and the eharactr of its furniture for tlioccono.
mlcftl accomodation of the trade which it is found
mf WMUy UHttetmnl r 1 l)OB6nrr thees
sc.jUul questions for solution ; but as obvious as
the uecess'ty for their investigation may appear,
they havcrarcly, if ever, been systematically ex.
amjnficjjnparatorytQ.erigSging In tlie lnbot-Bl
construclim. The amount of trade to ba accom
modated Ins never yet govorned the plan, loca
tion and examination of any public work.' All
such entcipriscs in this country, and indeed near,
ly all the nilroads in the world, bear one common
impress, and every important sign of imitation of
one eominm standard. They are all struck, as it
were, will the same die, and belong to the same
set. The pa ino width of track, the same length
of rail, engines of the same- weight, and cars of
tlie sauic magnitude, prevail on llic roaua between
tho great sitics of Europe, which carry half a
million of tons, and some hundred of thousands
of passengers every year, and on those of tlie ob.
scurest districts of the United States, whero as
many persons, nnd as much trade, will scarcely
be witnessed in the course of half a century."
" There b," he addB, " Ecarccly an engine on
any railroad in the country which is not coinpe.
tent to the movement of more than a hundred
ton 5 nd if suck an engine makebutjwq trips a
day, and emvey always a full train, it will carry
nearly 130,100 tons in tho course of the year.
Now there ire nearly two hundred railroads in the
U.Slatcs, which are provided with all tbe locomo
tive power, and nearly all tlie means of doing a
much greater business than this, and which have
ju4 tita-ilr-W--th4 B mount of -biisinesrto
do. J iietje are few railroads in tne country over
twenty-five thousand tons of freight are carried
in the course of year. Here, then is a great
error. . - - -
Tho road nd its sppurtonances are a piece of
machinery contrived to perform a certain duly,
but so- proportioned by nnskiitul workmen as to
be ten. times larirer than is necessary i and con
sequently ten times the capital is consumed in its
construction, ' and nearly ten times heavier ex
penses than are really necdfularc constantly incur
red to keep it in operation." '
Ha follows out tho subject still further, and then
adds a word in reference to the remedy: "It
should," he says, be the business of every com
pany, first, to ascertain the trade and travel on the
line where it is proposed to operate : and next, to
build the road, and stock it with reference to tlie J
amount of business previously determined." .
If, he adds,' " the company can antie'j'ulc but
eighteen or twenty passengers a day, let them
make a ii;rht wooden road, avoid, the ubo of iron
nearly or quito altogether: make no embank,
men! s or exca vacations, and follow jery closely
the undulations of the soil as they occur under a
skilful location of the line. Let them calculate
at .every point Uixpewseof reinoyiiig-obstacfctfp
and nvrr lay out ufMtsiuoney to reduce a grade
than tlie value of the additional power necessary
to, carry the eighteen or twenty passengers over
it. Let them put on engiea of half a ton, one ton,
or lie ton weight, instead of fen or'twelve tons,
with power only adequate to the certain accom
plishment of the duty to be performed, and let
them provide cars fts figbt-ns one-horse pleasure',
carriages. : " ' ' " ' "
. Such a road, inordinary cases, would cost from
one totwo -thotmndTdoltaraTTmTe;"" instead of
twenty thousand j such engines would cost but
five or six hundred dollars a piece, instead of six
or seven thousand ;. and such cars could be made
Riflwa hundred dollars, instead of twelve bun.
drcd. Let them build a car and engine shed,
twenty feet square, ati cost of fifty dollars, in
stead of laying out all along the liae some thou
sands for that purpose. Instead of a host of agents
to keep up tho road, to watch the track, to clean
out ditches, repair embankments, feed the vast
crlgines, and move the huge cars, let them, cm.
ploy one faithful hand an engineer, conductor,
fireman, and treasurer; and another, if tho .road
be not eery small, as superintendant and general
commissary." Venn. Inquirer. -
Empty Treasury. Wo find in the Bos
ton Post the following remarks ; I
" The Treasury of theJUnited StaTes is
bankrupt ! And this too, in eight short
months aftenhe accofrtron of the Whig par
ty to power !" . ';?-''.'
If our respected contemporary had said
in two months after tho Whig party enme
inlo power," ho would have been quite as
near correct. This outcry against the pre
sent Administration for the emptiness of tho
Treasury , is j:ather ridiculous than other
wise -fv- i " . " "
Mistress, I want a new broom, if you
please, mam." - '
A" new broom, Betsy, where is that
which you have been using?:
' It is all worn out to, the handle, mam."
" Worn out, ndeed ! fcbat shocking
carelessness! Why Kitfy J your predeces
sor used it for nearly two years ; and now
you, who have not bad the broom in use a
month , complain tthat it is -worn out
Shocking extravagance. P. Si Gazette. ,
Fire-proof EOOFs. Take white wash
and alum and put one pound of the latter
to one- gallon of tbe ;formerandgive the
roof ODe or more coats, and hot coals will
have no more effect than cold ice. a
The Write Pelican. Ranged along
tho margins of the eanl bar, in broken ar
ray; Eland a hundred hcavy-bodied pulicaus.
Georgeous tints, all autumnal, enrich the
foliage of every treo around, the reflection
oj which, like, fragments of tlio -rainbow,
eecms to fill the very depths of tho placid
and almost sleeping waters of tho Ohio.
Tlie subdued and ruddy beams of tho orb
of day assure me tin tho Indian summer
has commenced, that happy season of un.
rivalled loveliness and serenity, symbolic
of autumnal lifo, which, to every cnthusi.
nstic lover of Nature, must be the purest
and calmest period ol his career, rluiiing
themselves, the gorged pelicans patiently
wait tho ireturn of hunger. Should one
chance to gape, alls as if by sympathy Jt)
succession open their long and broad man.
dibles, pawning lasyly. and ludicrously.
Now, tho whole length of their largest quills
is passed through tho bill, uutil at length
their apparel is as beatifully trimmed ns if
the party were to figure" at a rout. But
mark, the red beams of the setting sun
tinge the tall tops of the forest trees; the
birds experience the cravings of hunger,
and, to salisfy them, they must now labor.
Clumsily do they, rise on their columnar
legs, and heavily waddjc to the water. But
now, how changed do they seem ! ' Lightly
do' tlicy float; as they marshal themselves,
and fixtrmdlllair Atinesisd' -nwiTm
paddle-like foot propel them onwards. In
yonder nook the small fry are lancing in
the quiet water, perhaps in their manner
bidding faiowelL to theorb of day, perhaps
seeking something for their supper. Thou
sands there arc, all gay ; and the very man.
ner of their- mirth, causing the waters to
sparklo, invites their foes towards the shoal.
And now the pelicans, aware of the facul.
tics of their scaly prey, at once spread out
their broad wings, jr closely forward
witli powerful strok' t of their feet, drive
the little fishes towaids the shallow shore,
and thertwith their enormous pouches,
spread Ira so many bag nets, scoop them
out, antrtfevour them in thousands.'
dulorCs Ornithological Biography.
Dr. Walcot's writings were very produc
ti ve. Those who condemned his satire.
purchased his works to laugh at bis wit
An old ocquaititanco once remarked, when
the Doctor offered him his hand, that he
hardly knew how to take it, he felt so angry
with jiinvfor . jbusj jig .thakj Jlg,J.LEuab
poohT'. said Pcler, '? I bear no ill-will to
liis majesty Goalless him ! I believo him
to bo a very good man ; but I must write
upon tlie characters that the world are inte
rested in reading about ; I would abuse you,
but I should not get any thing for it 1"
Walcot always declared that the book
sellers had been cheating him publicly for
years, and that at last ho got tho best of
tnem by stratagem. , He had ollered to sell
his copy-right of all his works for a life-annuity.
The negotiation took place in the
mopth of November, and the doctor ajwaya
appointed the evening for the time of meet
ing tho . booksellers. Ho had an habitual
cough, and walking out in the evening fog
increased it. When he arrived at the place
of his destination, ho could never speak
until he had taken a full glass of brandy,
and then remarked that " it mada little
difference what the annuity was, as it would
aoonbe all over Ivith MwlTJieyjaremot
the same opinion. 1 lie bargain was mado,
"And," continued Peter,," after I mixed
water with my brandy, the springxamcon
and I lost my cough." This always pleased
him to tho end of a very lengthened life ;
and after ho had j igncd the very last receipt
h obsoryed, " Ho was sure they had wish
ed him dead long ago, and ho should have
donelhesainehaihG boob4n their-plaee;"
Having called upon a bookseller near Pa,
tcrnoster llow to ' inquire after his own
works, he was asked to take a glass of
wine. Dr. Walcot consented td accept of
a littlo negus, as an jnnoccnt morning bo
vernge, which was instantly presented to
him in a aucoa. nut gohkl.wiih i the face of
a man carved on it. " Eh, eh !" says the
doctor, " what have we here " "A man's
skull," replied the bookseller, a poet's
for what 1 knovv l't Nothing more 'like
ly," rejoined tho facetious doctor, " for it
1 .1 . II I s " '
is universally Known mat ait DooKsellers
nnk wmef rom oa rskutlsV"
Wobth trying.- A writer in tke New
England "Fa rmer states that potatoeslfiat
are frozen ever so hard, if taken in "that
state and immersed in water heated to the
boiling point, (provided they have not pre
viously undergone the operation of freezing
and thawing) are as good and palatable as
it untouched by frost. '
.Thb PHysictAN's cans. It was formerly
tlie practice among physicians to use a cane
with a hollow head, the top of which was of
gold, pierced with holes, like a pepper-box,
This top contained a small quantity of aro.
malic powder or of snuff; and on entering
a house or room where a disease, supposed
to be lnlcctious, prevailed, the Doctor would
strike his cane on thov floor to agitato the
powder, and then apply it to his nose.
Hence all the old prints of physicians repre
sent them with canes at their noses.
'A Father's impclse. When Lord Er-
skine made his debut at tbe bar, his agita
tion almost overpowered turn, and he was
just going to sit down. " At that moment,
said ne, l tnougnt i leit my little chiiarcn
tugging at my gown,- and the idea roased
me to on exertion of which I did riot Think
' State or the country. A elose cb.
server of public events, and one who loves
and has honorably served his country, bcinrr
casually at Washington, thus writes, under
date of the 18th u!t., his sad impressions t
' The country is strangely out of joint ;
a President seeking one week a re-nomina-tion
from the Locofocos,-tho next from tho
Whigs j a Congress passing a great relief
measure in tho summer by a majority of
thirty odd, and repealing it by a like majo
rity in January ; States repudiating their
debts ; an empty Treasury ; Cincinnati and
Louisville under tlie dominion of mob ; the
Mouse of Representatives daily resolving
itself into one. In view of all this, I cau
only pray, God save the country ! : Itn
sickle : ..... v
Stage bagcjage. A correspondent pf
l)ic 11.Blrn Poi VAlalaa I Via fvlIviiMnM sk
evidence of the obliging disposition of tho
Yankee drivers s, '
"A? Mr, J, tho driver, was pro
cecding from Boston, not long since, a
woman called to him to take a bedstead oa
top, without uncording it! He told her ho
would oblige her the next jimo Jio caino
along, but ho could not then, as he had en
gaged to take on a wind mill a little ways
ahead, and as he had a large cradlo on the
top at tho time, he was afraid he should not
t '" ' ' t&BtfiwmnirtJitua tnfthflp ha
was requested by a woman to wafj till sh
had finished her washing and ironing. Ha
told her he often had to wait for the women
to do their ironing, but he could not stand
washing and ironing both !
A modern epll. The great Agitator
l::irr lately ni-stered bv a alrfinrmr for his
autograpli, returned tho fallowing answers
, . " Sir Yours, requesting my autograph.
U received. 4 have been so bothered with
similar iinpeniof-iiets, t tS 111 be blast if I
send it. YourubJ'tt M,..
) im. OConnzl.
AcTtxaofltJiMAM Look here, SamHo,
you gutthat qjrte.' dollar you owe r& w
La, CufT, aa money so scarce, so
many stoppcrages in Mobile, there ain't no
money in circulation."
" O sho, Sambo; what tha" nashun you
got to do wid Mjbilel N Iggcrf pay tip,
pay up." - -
" Well, look hero, Cuff, I hear massa
tell more dan twenty men dat same tale,
and 1 ain't see no gemman treat him liko
yoiraomo. Act like a gemman, It you t
-IV, O. Picayune,
Stealing a" Bank Security.1 A per.
son was lately brought before the police
court; Boston, -for stealing a dog belong
inw in Ihn SnffiiHr Rnnk. Thn TimM wit
tily calls this stealing a " bank security."
The Gallon Law. An old fellow in
Rankin county, (says tho Vicksburg Whig)
lately made the following argument against
the law. I'm agin it, because suppose a
man's got two dollars, and he wants soma
sugar and coffee for his wife and children.
Now he can't buy less than a -gallon of
whiskey, and that costs two dollars. Well
whs's his wife and children to do for sugar
We look on this as conclusive.'
What did you catch 7" I and Jo
Rttnfm U'nnr n fiuKIrt tTntrtAt rlnu Dam
" Well, nnd what did you catch 1"
, " Oh, considerable." . , .,
" I'll bet, iQhe truth was known, you did
not catch a fish." .'j, u v-
" Why no, not exactly fish ; but we both
cauguicoia, anu i am t got ovej; mine yet.
A '. PoLiTiciiw's's Confssios. A noted
in tlio act of perusing tlie Scriptures: - Upon
asking him what particular, portion of tlie
good book he had selected for examination,
he replied with the utmost naivete
ii I A : .1. . i . .1 T
and JUhes. .
Tho inquirer immediately vanished.' ,
A good rule. ' A man who had climbed
up a chesnut tree, had by carelessness miss
it is m- - i m -
to tho ground with such force as to break
his ribs. A neighbor going tc his assist
ance remarkedthathad he followed Ai rulo
tn these coses, lie would have- avoided tha
accident. " What rule da you meanly
said the other, indignantly. " This,
said the philosopher, " never come down tr
place faster than you go up.- .
Pitrity OF iteart. Purity of heart is,
of all virtues, the most elevated. A Greek
maid being asked what fortune she would
L.r i i . j n r...:ii
IIIO Jty J U1IV VI WJ UlUUVIJVBf. UIIU tv It
urilig ner iiusuauu, uunwurcu, - i mil wriug
him what is more valuable than any trea
surea heart unspotted, and virtue with.
is all that descended to
mc from my parenls.
A woNDERPCt telescopk. An Irishman
was speaking of tho excellence of a tele,
scope. "Do you seo that wee t peck on
the bill yonder T That, now, -is my eld
pig, tnougn lis. is nardiy discernible, but
pig, iiiougu iijsiiaruiy uisccroiDie, I
when I look at IJim with my glass it brir
him so near 'that I can plainly hear h
England, Ireland and Scotland bars an argre.
gate population of about "twenty seven mOhons.
Out of this not mora than six hundred thousand
aro allowed to vote.
The aiscorerer of Electro magnetism is s bluck.
smith ia Rbnde Island ; and tha most learned lin
guist ia tha United States, also a soa of Vulcan,
working nt the anvil. i