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OSCA.3E1.3LiOirE"!3?,ES, 3NT- C., OCTOBBR -3, 18S8,
HOLTON U. WILLIAMSON,
KDITOIW AND I'llorRIKTOKS.
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TWO IK. ! LARS ANO HtTYt K.NTS il p.y
mi nt be ditlayod for llirce inontha, and '1 llltkb
Dill. I, Ali at the end of tlio yc.r. Nu p. per will
bt ,li-c.inlinuod until nil arrearage ate paid, ex
r, pi at the option of .he Editor..
A,vrrlieiiieiitincr.cdatOiic Dollar per --u.re
hi lint-a or lf, tliii iied tyM-) for the firs, inner
t,n mill 25 cent, for euoh continuance. Court il-
rl.rintnU and Sheriff'.-Hlc charged 25 prr
rt.l. higher i ond deduction of 33) per cent, will
It mi id" from th- regular price., for ad-crti-rr. by
tl,r year. A'lverti.emeiit. murwi mommy
quarterly, t ! per nouare for c.eh time. hemi
monthly' cent, uer aou.re for etch time.
IT All U tter, on buincM inu.t he iurriri la
the K.litor.. letter, inu.t be po.t-pid or they
dl not be ...endod to.
J r J'.yiuenU en be ni.de to either.
, lo.lm.ter. re authoriied to et a. ajrnt..
7he Old Grist Kill.
t k. h rrt-iati.
Th? cr ist mill rUiiiIm U stilc I lie trt- in.
With bending roof and It-an my Will;
So n! tt tlm I mm n I tic a iimU nrr taiIU.
'I he milltr trim Mi If, ii U1I ;
tut iiiiiai uuii hjt, in vt r ( ,
IkdiCtf, it u'er iruin jcar to Vftr,
'I'lip (Jain i trL ptun. ! c'rd jm fj ;
T gtk are f.lltit, the W4I1 f Jmiir,
Ai j tfjd ttf old whrt-t's (liprrj t -,
The Ui went ftiuotl tiift vtr iiMirv.
Mrthmk- ttn-f iutt (Miufid ol if,
!(rruo tiny ejuiiot clnub it lug tier.
Yrtm mora (.11 nilit. in mitiiiiin tune,
W In ii yt-IUf' liar-rt In .d thtj tlain,
I jj drtvi- Hit; Ur in r to tlir null.
And back ihii, with ioidid witn;
Tiifjf bring a hti t g'.ld n f run,
A fid ttk it hotac in iim-1 ajf.iui.
Thf- mill inside dim ami dark.
Hut tpirig in tlx (. door,
tu M-c the iiitjli r tliHing round.
And tiu-tjf big fel'in; the floor ;
And by Ua ahlt, und n the jtoul,
The yellow meal toutr piunnf out
A'td a!! the day long tltc winnowed corn
Fk.Jt round it on tin auitrjr brct,
And olniH lb like Itliitff auarnt
tif gotdr-n-W ingcd ami in Itrd lti ;
Or cjirks a round tbr hlarkaimiu'a Uuor,
W hrti jciliwa blow and t'orgea mr.
1 hie my plf.iaiit, quaint old null .
It'utioJ mcol niy rime;
1'iB ch.ingpd inirr liwii, but int 9 much
Ai I am bf df iy ami tuiir ;
Its rrki are mofcwtd from rr to yrar
Hut nunc ail drk and lutr, .;t air.
I land bcaidr th alr'am of 1 1 IV ;
Tin mighty current sw rent along,
Lifting thf tl'ini gun of my lirui,
It turna th niagir whrtl of aotig.
And riml th- rt'ird hr t, bruiight
torn out tlit- -foldi it ti'-ldtt of thought.
THE MAID OF THE INN, nil FE
It was in the year I "'i'J, toward the clone
of November. A light snow, mingled with
sleet, was whirled about by .he wind, and
pierced through every crevice of a little road
side inn, situated Uciwccn nornuerg aim
Rottwell, on the frontier of the duchy of Ba-. Kr,.Ho n.j Ill)t i,t.n many minutes en
dcn. i nconeed in her retreat, w ben a fresh knocking
Two traveller-, driven by the bad weather rCHOun,,.j at t,0 j,, i0,3r ,) she pcrcciv
t , the shelter of this bumble l.os.l, ry, were ed ,1(.re ,WQ j.l1K,king men, who asked h. r
f.rgetling their hunger and weannes. in (he what f , traveller who had
comforts of the hearty repast of smoked beef. j,Mn tiere a short time before. From their
'I he hissing and roirinj- of a large stove cm- j,.sprjption of his. appearance, the voung girl
tras.ed favorably in the travellers cars with
the loud moaning of the north wind without,
and disposed them still more to the enjoy
ment of the good things within.
The innkeeper and his wife had for their
only domestic, a young girl of Baden, whom
ih. y bad brought up from childhood. Kret
tel.., for such was her name, was a host iu
hcrs-lf, h ouso-keepe r and maid to her mis.
Ires-, cook in the kitchen, valet do chambre
.0 (he stray visi.aiils 111 the ..est room, groom
in the stable- -the hardy arid good humored
'erman girl fulfilled all the duties usually
shared by a large e.-rablishmetit of servants.
Ten o'clock struck, and the travellers,
having finished their supper, drew near to
the group that had collected round the stove,
l ather lloluirek, the minister, their host,
and ou.o neighbor who bad entered by
eiiance. I he conversation lurneu on me
f r..i I ... I .... .... . t 1.I..I. ,1...
fearful and fnurderoua events of which the
neighboring forest had been tho scene, and
each one. had his own atory lo tell, surpass-
ing uie resi in norror. ruincr iioiiK.ica
.. .ir -.!.. :t.. :...i:.
was among the foremost in terrifying his au-
diciiee by the different adventures, all more
or less tragical. The worthy father bad just
finished a horrible story of robbers, quite a
'' in it way. The scene of the
b'geud was. a little more than a gun-shot
irom the inn door ; it was a tradition, untor-, ht,r fi.nri j,,,,,,,,,,;, almo-t to despair
luuately ; but an ancient gibbet, which still e . ,e to ,he ylXtfivt jov. To the wou
remamed on the identical spot, gave to the (or Bdniir!i(iii ..f all, she related what
narration at. air of ploomy veracity, which ,,,,, pl0 ; t,g Burgoma-tcr especially
one dared to question. This place was,: svi,0, 011 M wr.,iesi praise, for her
"deed, ina.le formidable throughout , ,..ri.- c unluc t. The officers went in search
province, as being, 11 was saiu, tne remiex
vout of a troop of bandits, w ho held there,
every night, their mysterious meetings.
All tho guests were still under the infill
ein-e of the terror which the story of father
lloffkirck had caused, when one of the trav-!
ellers before mentioned offered to bet two
ducats that no on dared to set off at that
moment to the fatal spot, and trace with char
coal a cros on Ibe gibbet. The very idea
of such a proposition increased (ho fear, ol .
A bttl., .'ll....A,. ...... tlo.tw ,.1.1,' r.O.1,' Stll,.
'L illy, the young Krettel, who was quietly
"Turning in the corner, roso up and accepMd
the bet, asking her master' consent at the
"'"lie time. He and hi good wife at the Hr.-t
refused, alleging the loneliness of flic place,
id case of (longer. Hut lhi fearless damsel
persisted, and wa at taut Buffered to depart.
Krettel only requested that the inn door
.1. ..!.! l. l..f. .,.. ....Ml I....
takinrr an iccc of charcoal to prove on I el
no thrt .1. had reX' Kd7he"nol
"he MrTidl - ..Iked to.r the 4bet W n
1(1 u I v. uuiau( 1'T. ti V- uiuii liui
wi ucinuou, ..,.:,.,., w
iVa Ai,.U i ! l..-i H.noor Th.. ;
take tltghl at the least aangi r. J he noise
wm retiewea. ixretiei nr-ienea imemiy, ana
the aound of horse feet etruck upon her
Her tnrror prevcuted her at firt from t
i . . .... i . i . .i i . t
uinrr l.nat nnnrii vaa tn her- that tho f,).i....t
athJt fl td tl Jill t1t 7r
Se lootcourTi da S '
hhe took courage, d.rd forward and traced
thccroKa. At the aame inHt.nee, the report !
of a pistol showed her that U hl been j
noticed. Jiy a movenicnt .- swiii as liiotigiit, ,
.lie uiuooscmjQ mo norse, te.peu on me h.h- ;
die, nd fled like liglitnin. M.e fas pur-
ued; but, redoubling her xpeed.iihe rem lied ( e i - . whatever with an v lU-uie or eraek of
the inn yard, called out to them to elo.e the t,L. r, k. Tin; cavity" trpreM-tds the nlmpe
pule, and fainted away. When the brave ; 0f tin: body, invested with fiVh ; the lc-,
girl recovered from her fright, i-hc told her jtl.ili. Lip and part of the back are mould
surprising otory, aud a warmly congratu-i c,l n)t, beautilul txaetin , and would, if
laieu on per vuuraire wi "
. ,, . i .1 i i t j. ... j
4 II ml luiri'il I li linrKo u liieli a .in of t 1 1 L - 1
.'"7 - I'" "'" eu.ie, u. in.: ,.., euanu.-.a .- ed to LTeat expense, (1, lay mid ineolivciiience, l.ord .luhn Itussell ill replv, but be has a-
ln neanty. A small lc&tlieri. valise was 1 pntm. bodv I he bin v lav on .ts r. 'ht intern. arried with them whether .Ne-tonaii 1 i 1 1 i i i - ... - ,
, . . , ,, , . , .. Ha,, i . , , ' ' , ,, M,l'V . . and the ow tiers and shippers coneerni-d in , dopted a similiir course t,) the l!rittih Min
altaebed to the saddle; but fati.er lluflkiiek i Mj,. i,e R.aJ tat, tmards the hill, the ; or Moslem in their faith. i,i...i, ,..,.,., ,..;.,.i;,...,l t,. v. : ;., . i ,.
j would not auffer it tv be opened, eicej.t in i
; the presence of the Rurgomaster. ,
! t'nthe morrow, which was SunJay, tin' !
innkeeper, Li wife and their guest, ull s, t i
off for the neighboring town, where they j
i intended, alter the service, to acquaint the i
liurgomastcr with the la-t evening auveti- ;
Mres. Krtllcl, left sole guaruiau of die
b 'ie, was .dwsed uot to admit any one
I until br master's return. Many a young
girl would have trembled at being in her sit- (
uation ; but this young scr ant maid hating '
i ceen the party disappear, feailetslyhct about
her bousliold duties, singinx with a liht ;
b.art and a clear voice nmn
which her kind mis. res bad ta
I loiH 1. vnit:
i -lit lo r.
An hour had scarcely pasn-d, when .lure
came a knock ou the outer door. It w as a
traveller on horseback, wlio -ked leave to
r -t for a little while. Krettel at first re
fues ; but on the promise of the cavalier
that he would only breakfast and depart,
she agreed toadu.it him. Resiu, .', (be man
aa well dressed aud alone, so i'i"re was
little to fear from dim. The trai.gir wish
ed himself to take bis horse io the iitable.
and remained a long time eitmii.iiig and
admiring the noble steed which had arrived
the previous owning in a manner so unex
I ;"ted. bile I reakf.istitii? he a-ked many
ijiiesiions .bout the iuu aud its owners in
quired whose was the hor-e that attracted
his attention to luucb ; and, in short, acted
so ueeesfully .hut the poor girl, innocent
of all deceit, told him of ber late adven;iirc,
mi l ended by confessing he w as all alone
She instantly fell a vague sense of having
committed one imprudence, f r .he strau
per listened to her with singular attention,
and seemed to take a greater interest than
simple curiosity in what sue was savin.'.
'1 he breakfast was prolonged to the utmost
length. At last, alter a few .iniiuportaut
question, the traveller desired the -ervant
pirl to brinir him a bottle of wine. Krettel
re to obey ; but "n reaching the cellar,
found that the stranger followed her, and
turning around, sue saw the glittering of a
pistol handle rough his vest. Her presence
cf luind failed her not at this critical ino
.11. nt. When they bad reached .he f n.t of
the stain, she luddenly extinguished the
'light, and stood up against the wall. The
man muttering imprccatious, advanced a
few ten, pro.ilnii his wnv. Krettel, profit-
ing by this movemeiit, re-mounted the steps,
agile and noiselessly, closed and bolted the
door upon the pretended traveller, and .hen
barricaded herself iu an upper chamber,
, -, ,,.,.-, .rri..
immediately discovered that the pcr-on
ought for was the stranger whom she had
locked ill the cellar nevertheless, she
thought it most prudent to make no admis-
Mon on the subject. 'n her refusing their
request to open the door, the two men threat-
d .0 scale the wall. The poor girl trem
bled with fear ; for she knew that they could
easily accomplish their project by means of
the iron bars fixed to the windows of the
)(Wrr j.t,,rj. j ,, perplexity, K
,ook( nrollll) i,,. all,i l.r ,.v'e f.-H
musket that bung from the wall, a relic, of
1..t master'. -ouiner da vs. She seized it.
and pointing the muzzle out of .he window.
cried out .hat she would lire
man, who 11. tempted to ascend.
Tl. two robbers for that such thev wen
1llU ,, i. i,m ,rll,.i,' ,i.,,
nt the sight of fire-arms, where, cipcctiii '
110 resistance, they brought no weapons, ami
P1.M,11I1dd ', .....i, i,,tr?i,iditv. went uwav.
tiu ,o.st fearful ..'aces, and vow-
i to return a.'aiu ill greater force. I n siute
n e. r- . 1
0f.r terror, our heroine remained firm at
(1,r An hour passed away in tbisciit-
i,.r,l p0,itioti. At lust the pirl perceived her
mu.T alll fri,,,a coming in sight, aceoui-
j,y,,0 Burgomaster and some officers.
-pi .,rav Kret.cl rushed to the door.
of the robber, whom Krettel had imprisoned I i-iM.' y Mountains bv the middle of the 01
wilh so much address and presence of mind. JFl;I1(,' ,IK)nth. Bv'that time he will be
After a sharp resistance, ho was bound and ; n,;t, (tj aM.,.rtain "the maximum depth of
secured, and soon alter recognized as the 1 snow j,, t. passes, and how far there may
chief of a hand of robber who had for some 1 ,)(? a t) j nicul t v in the way of tin contenipla-
time sprea.i .error over tne eoumry.
men, wandering without a captain, were
quickly takenordispcrsed. The Burgomaster
decided that the horse and valise, which con
. . , . 111
1 ... ,1,.. .,.. Kr,,.tcl
tamed a larc 1 number ( gold pieces, snoum
" j-----. - '
age Lad so powerfully contributed to rid the
country of a banditti who had infested it for
so long a time.
A good character is a badge of cicel
leuee that cannot be concealed.
HUMAN MINES IN SOLID HOCK. CONFIRMATION OF NEllUEW SCRIP
The Zanesvillu Courier has a eoininuniea- TURK.
tion from Dr. 1 iulstoii, a gentleman of
. ,. . . e
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''A?' . T'.r I'""
lM,U m0r "bUt t'"" h"'fc',llar
I l I lit' M-Jf I Ifll M fir I lif , ilvl r r j t
i i- ii . . i , ,. '
,eell highly interested in the (ihcovery of
t mi outers ol our lillow-eid.ei, 1 have
human bonis in a colid Hand Rtone rock, of
. - . . . '
. Uarrv near Custck'a mill, ali.mt tii .,!!
from the city, and with the aH.-i.,tauce
... . . v ' . . ...
mi i i i i i i i. i ,
C, - ,rIe, ll0lbU? Unlh- w" V-.-?'
. U" ? "Tit"1" "
, ereM.ng subject. n the meantime per-
tuit i,,r to make a
bones vubiuilted to my
-my infection m tire
len:a e; they were eon-
ol the mi! t( nui't slrjnc
l,ones ol an adult
tamed in a ciiwlv
jM-redi itose h.nii, no eonimutiien-!
tilled Wltb planter ' l an, puc a moulil,
. .. , ' . i
.. .. .. .. I. .. - f. .1 . r l
f,.ut west, towards Jumithan's creek, where
the waters at high flo.jd h ave the base of
tH. ulm. ti,t or ten feet below the
,u,.f. nf IC bo'l
The same piece of rock, conlaining the
rcnain, also has the perfect ui nild of
Jia;r ,.f , taaai ami hiiu.ls, pmbablv iml those
f th.i subject enclosed. The side of the;
tiil, (on this as well as the ..ppo-ite si le of
Jonathan's creek,) presents incontestable '
j,l,.lt.e that ; ears ago, Jonatimna creek
poured over U.'.-e rocks ftom a supeiior to
an inferior bii-in, in an impetuous cascade, 1
which L'raduallv cut down the soft sand ;
st ine, emptied the basin above and f irmed but to be reminded that Mesopotamia is still
the pre.-ent bed of the creek, in w hicli the full of things recalling the scenes and
same process of cutting dow n is still going 1 customs described in the Old Testament.1
on. The bui.es were found in the right ; The eucuii.ber-gardetis overhang the river
bank 1- or lo feet from the out-idc and exactly as in the days of Isaiah. The boats
perhaps 20 from the top. j formed of skins, of which the Rible speaks,1
In .his pr ices of cutting d W!i. the water navigate to this Lour the waters' of the
insinuated its. If into a Insure of the rock, Tigris. Rut, more than all, (he sculptures
disintegrating the stone, and reOueing it to on the disinterred palaces and the cunei
the condition of fine sand, to the breadth form writing, so far as it has been declpher
ol two feet. This fissure approached to ed, recall the chariots of war, the bearded
within two feet of the head of the selcl-m,
where it is suddenly am -ted by the hultd
rm . , and turning off at a right angle, ter
minates in a mere crack. In this fi.siire,
otln r bonei were found wh'n h I havn not
seen yet, supposed to be those of a man. a
young infant, and some ipj:tdrup-d. Th
fissure is fuli of sand Mich as i- found in '
every ijiisrry. '
A'"te the ruck containing the bones, is,
i.nrr i. containing (about lltty leel'
from the place) a layer of coai thr-e "r
four itii li-s th'ck, which, just at .lie place
of. lie bones, however, i- reduce 1 to a mi re
fissure, presenting no coal t ) view ext. in
a'lv. The sandstone is soft, stain. I with
iron, and contains no iul.s of iron ore.
I. H laminated the lamina running hori
zontally, varying from a line to many inches
in thickness, formed evidently by sulistai.ee
from water. Above is slate, limestone and
iron ; in the adjacent bill, also, the coal
vein is four fci t thick.
I made a comparison of these bones with
some of those in the A.hcneuu., c.mipri-itig
a l' is,il sheep, o-. and tusk of elephant.
Ail v. t contained animal matter; (ap
parently little diminished) in all had .'lie
nlio-i hate ; all were penetrated 1 voivd of
iron, and those ot the s .eet. and human
n.ly, av0 l,v metallic iron. In calcining
the idephant "tuk lost CJ Jo lo per . . nt ;
,R, hum,,, hones, -g to Ml ; .he sheep, U1
.,, rj . tl0 ox t0 17. The e'ei hsnt
I rk had evidently be. n Mibjected to des-
tn.e.ive agencies Iron, which .he others
were exempt. The owners of those bones
seem to have been cotcmporaries of the
same period, and as tar a- present evidence
goes, the human bones nppe.tr the oldest
perhaps not less than .i.niil years oldthere
fore not those of a c hi I 1 of Noah.
Alter a more full investigation, the public
shall be put in possession of all (he Isit-
and com liisious either m i.amplilet form, or
some of the scientific journals.
JOHN li. F. li'iI.s'P'N.
The Franklin brings us int. -Hi:
death of the veteran Sir Charles
whose dangerous illness we have bad pre
vious accounts, lie w as one of the most .lis.
tinguislie.l generals of the British army, and
had been an ..theer, in ditb rent ram- and
ill various parts of .he world, for sixty years.
lie was seventy-one years of age, and had
tiie fir-t received, iu the course of hi- num. r ns cain
r.ai''iis. a greater number of wounds than
were perhaps ever survived by any other
soldier. At the battle of onmna his b
was broken by a musket shot, he h;i
cut on the head, a
wound in the back w itu
libs were broken bv a
a bavonct. and
cannon ball. Subseque11.lv
was shot throu-li the la.
id his javv
broken. Nevertheless, thirty y-us :t ft. t-
wards, be commanded in Scinde with a vigor
that excited universal astonishment, and
with '-'.-in) 111. 11 attacked and deflated 'J j,-
; (foil of (he enemy, after a desperate action
1 of throe hours.
Col. Fremont has left St. I. mi
sas. Thence he will immediate
on hi- exploring expedition aero
tinent. He intends .0 leach C ili
the first of December, ami to ii
Rockv Mountains bv the middle
HOMEWARD BOl ND.
The New York Herald of the loth, in-t.,
mentions that the cool weather of the lew)
days previous had started the summer birds
01. "the wing. The city was full of strangers j
in finite Ironi the watering places' home-1
w ard bound. The Herald mentions that one j
train came in, the day previous, over the
New Haven road, numbering fifteen cars,!
all tilled with passenger.
.A i. finil In mm ftf one tir..t .r. innrnul
......... - ... e . J
a inter written vy m. - .. .or n.ce, u.e
,' C" ?' rY '"f ?" 'I"1
?f t,,rce 1 7 .
l'ab"HI",, r""1 Mf,,m ." '!' CO'"-
r....i, .. .,t n.j,i-.. . I.w lnn . II.. ll.,.t
Ill'UIMC til IIII ) (Til UJ VUUUIl, UC BUjO luni
the iat lias been Kent from time ititnio-
... , '
inonal in that country ; aud kept not only
by the few ( l.ri.stiaas there, but by the
whole Moslem population, Mosul itself
within hiifIiI. of the ruins of Nineveli. .-mil
, , . 7 .. . ,, ' , I writ was graineo ai uic niMaiice oi a ior-
''TV' ? t.,"b' tr.,,,t,ona,y "figner named lleinamann, one of the pas-!,
J"" '" n V "'""i".' co",ir,"ati"f setters, registered a, clerk, and who was
the ancient Hebrew writing, thus to find a ! , knt .,, fills of lading Thi.
iL rr ? nl":!;1
event Twordin in TTm, till observed nl-jte ' .0AW, t him Unshipped at
most on the very -pot where it brat began.!,. .ip,.Tonn . buj the Lili, 1)f .mVw de.
Nineveh has been desolate for centuries i .,.,, ,i t .n .1. ..,; ..',:..
plains have become a I
desert tiie Hebrew people themselves have !
been scattered over the earth lor eighteen ,
hundred year., yet Mi.l the th.ee-days
penanc., "nioreed on the population of that
corrupt cap.tul ol the ancient world, is kept '
bv the few miserable descendants ot the old ;
. ... . .
4 1 l. n. .. . .
ictor J'.aee meiitious. in the same
b'ttcr, other facts
1 Ubrew Scriptures.
coi.flru.atory of the
He says that there
M.-t,to this day, in I lie river J mi, a
' i-u ariiieu with lerrmlc teeth, and enor
mous in its size, the very counterpart to
.be lisl. 1111 r;tioned in the book of Tobias
What becomes of the old infidel sneer that
w one could find, in all Mesopotamia, a
lil. that eouM frighten . man ? .M. Victor
Place himself has seen one of these fish
weighing three hundred pounds. Rut this,
be adds, was a small sp.cimen. Whoever
has read l.avurd'a volumes, however, needs
kings, the roval insignia, .he manners, the
dress, nav. even the names of the nioiiarchs
meiitiorisl in (he Hebrew Scriptures. No
profane history, even of ages far less remote,
is continued, in this respect, by antiquarian
discovery, more completely than the Rible.
l'iilil(trtjiiia UliHtng Ji'.'t.'.tlll.
JACK AND THE CHINAMEN.
"We wrte amuse, m. fRw ....:-,.-while
rambling down Long M'harf, to ob
serve a scene between a sailor and three
( 'hinau.en. A clipper ship just from sea w as
hauling in, and one of the crew wa ordered
bv the mate to carry a line to a piiehead
on the wharf Jack jumped into the boat,
an I briskly sculling, with the end of the
line in his teeth, ought h-dd of the pile be
l ealh the wharf, ar.d ! '! ing up, found that
the tide was too low to admit of bis reach
ing. Three Chinese Lad been attentively
watching the gradufl approach of the ship,
with .he attendant noise of orders and re-
rattle of capstans, windlasses and
spavvl-. They were suddenly aroused from
tin ir reverie by the gruff voice of the saib.r,
a-kiiig them to .akf the end of (he line.
" Ki ! y ar ! y a ! y a I ' answered the Cele-tials,
and h-ld out their lauds for the coils which
Jack prepared to throw. "Look out!" he
shouted, and away flew the coil heavy with
salt water, and shot from the arm of this
1.,-n l!o!t like a slwll from a mortar. The
coil stjmk two of the three full in the face,
and instead of holding on to it, they rt tired
in ha-t.', shaking tie w.-.tar from their silk
garment-, as we have sect, a cat shake her
paws after treading on a wet floor. 1 he
eon-cqnence was, that the end went over
board as quick as thought, and the enraged
sailor sculled back to recover it again.
J.-hn Chinaman thought thi excellent fun.
and vvh.-n the boat returned to the wharf
peat-d the request, adding a f.-w
in Chinese, showing that he bad
sc. ri salt water before that voyage, and
knew his customers. The result was, that
they not only allowed the coil to go over
board, but with trie Chinese instinct began
to pdt the sailor aid. brickbats. We now
tlu.ua-ht it time to come to the rescue. We
reached down 111. 1 gare Jack a helping
hand. Fuming and swearing with rage, he
was up the po t in a twinkling, and in less
time than we could take to tell it three Ce
lestials were sprawling upon the wharf in an
admirable eonfu-ion of pig tails, silk frocks,
almond eyes, wooden shoes, and yellow
breeches. Having vent nl his spite ou thou,
be turned to us and said, " A good licking
docs these fellows more good than possom
fat aud hominy does a nigger," after which
classical assertion he shined down in.o the
boat, and soon returned with the line, whirl,
we made fast for him. The Celestials had
meauw bile decamped. Ctiijm n ui V ;i,g.
YANKEE COURTSHIP. ,
A love bun swiin broke a wish-bone with
.is " heart- .mien," somewhere iu New
Neow what do you wish, Sally ?" tie-
I Jonathan, with a tender griu of
1 .. : I I ,.. ...1 f . r
damsel, " h.-uisuni as yucca Vict-i v," . .ok etbet. Two cur .logs being put into
" Jcrusaluin ! what a wish!" replied Jon- the cb:.-e, overtook it, but were t.nrly wntp
..1 1. 1 ......... 1,01.1,1,1 ....ir linn-, ned the hounds rau on, but about the
But 1 11 till ycr what 1 wished, I-ally ; I
wished you was locked up in my arms and
the key was lo-t"
for the eon
deacon not remarkable f.r his'
:ht, once in giviug out a psalm
legation to sing, win u he came
to the lines :
' The eastern sages shall conic in,
With messages of grace."
put the audience in a roar of laughter, by
calling out iu a loud voice,
" The eastern stages shall conic in.
Wish si usage aud grease."
AN AM KIUCAN COMMANDER IMPRI
SONED AT THE CAPE OF GOOD
According to .Nl.teii.ciit it. the Nov.-
York Il.-r.l3, Captain Jenkins, of the bar- '
,, Pey.o.ia which -'ailed from New-York,
bound to Melbourne, o the !)h of Februar;
nig to set sail ironi J able lay, arresteil
unoer a civil writ issueo p v inn supreme
.... ..r.i... t ,u.,.l."..i ; ;.;i ;..'....
Tn .,,. ,, ' .n .t,,,,,;,,,.,!
uuii ol iiit- tt; .mi i inM"' i. mi nu iii v ni't.
dVl,Jup to the 3th, wo believe. This
'. . . , .
P. rf-.. 4t
i -,t...l Mi.Uinnrne x tli.ir il..sl i nu I ii in
...,.,: r,.ik,.,i , ,.,i (n tr n,,;,,.,. I
m.ul s h.uiliilll Ue lm,.T rosol ted to a I
,,.rsl ri.11M.,iVi ,) poured the issue of the
vrit llh(k.r Vhid. ('apt. Jenkins w as eix-
,.d ,, cll.t The Peytuni v. as
10l4( .1tl ..,.v,.Iltc,i frolll prec eding '
'Ju uer I'nuv , mi: iin.rii"vii neie nui'jM.L-
ej ' i . n J '
... - ,,:,, ,lf ,1,,, ,,,r.;,;,. I
'c learn fui ther from the London Ship- '
. :. ...- .!... ..... ..r .... i1.. 1
1 .7 .,' . ' ' ... , . , 1 ... 1
of the IVvionn came m. f.rtria on the i
oUth of .June, before Mr. Justice IScll ; and . materially from the views so admirably . x
tb.t be decided that inasmuch as the chief pressed by Mr. Ever. .. in bis letter of tie;
point at issue was relative to a contract
made in New-Y'oi k, to be fulfilled in Mel
bourne, the Court could not interfere.
Captain Jenkins was accordingly discharg
ed from cu.-tody, ami the Peytona sailed
from Table Hay on the "nil of J.tly, the
pa.-stngcrs having first protested agaiu.-t the
wrong and injury done then, through the
interleri uce of the colonial autb.uri.irs.
AN IMPORTANT FACT.
In a conversion with Captain Baxter, of
tne El Dorado, recently ot the ( tn-rokce.
learned an i. .ipurtaut fact, which, may
throw some light on the great mystery of the
age the yellow fever. Captain Baxter left
here with the Cherokee on the 1-th August
last, when the epidemic was at its height,
with on ! hundred and sixty-nine passengers,
the majority of whom were unaceliuiat-d,
and liable to the yellow f.-v.-r. When the
Cherokee emerged into the I Ii.lf, the sea was
rough, and the passengers suffered a great
deal from sea sickness- Every one of them
was compelled to vomit, and the captain
says he never had a more unanimously sick
crew. Soon, however, it was all over, and
beak'.' and hilaritv reigned on board, when
the vellow .ever ina.le its nr.earanee among I
the crew, none of w hom bad suffered from
seasickness, luring the voyage, mere were
ten of the crew down with the fever, and on
the arrival of the Cherokee ill New York,
the being two still sick, they were ordered
into the hospital, where one of them died ;
the other recovered. Not one of the pass-
i , , e 'I. .11...
engers limt the lever. i uey were an per
. , - i ... ...
were alone compelled logo into hospital de
tention. Here is an interesting fact for the
unl in .New lorK alter eignteeu talis oi uuiy. aim requiring i r-Jiu cieiy s iu
the sick members of the crew . ordinate ag. lit that promptness, a .racy.
doctors. A general vomiting saves over derthe post-iflici: .yeti'iii complete in ex.eiid
one hundred persons from a disease w hich ing its benefits throughout the entire country,
attacks nine out of ten of the uuaecumula- j The Post.nastei tiei.eral, continues tin
ted. Is not. to... the univer.-alit v of the sick- Sun. seems to be elearlv of the opinion th-t.
i, a fact of some sig.ii6et-.iee, from which
physicians n.av extract, some light on
the character of this .!is,.ase.
.V. O. Jie.'tu.
In Cumberland, Pa., a strange occurrence
happened a day or two ago, yet no b -s
strange thau true. .-I ic-s .. t.ij a
ntiLr. nut "a Snake i his Hut," but by
the real bona fide " cntler' itseif. One day-
last week, whilst a man bv the
I.ouuian, store-keeper in Siddonsburg. ork i
countv. was out guiuiiiig. be discovered a
large snake, and iu order quickly to secure
it from running away, he placed the butt
of his rifle, 'loaded with a ball at the time,
upon the body of the snake, with his hum!
ti'iirrti nrrivs tin in 11 z: if. The snake, iu
its writhings to tree itself, coiling around
the gun-stock, and with one of its en's
struck the ha 111 mar, which was down upon
the cap at the time, hard enough to dis
charge the gun, the contents of which 01
tere.r the ball of the hand m ar the wri-t,
and in a diagonal direction came out be
tween the junction of the little finger and
the one next to it. Happily no bums were
broken. The most providential part of the i
casualty, was, that Mr. I.ouuian was ju-t
in the "act of bringing the gun in front of J
him, for the purpose of fining ii llf '
liiiizzlf, the belter to enable him to reach
a stick, near by, to kill the snake with. One
moment's delay iu tho discharge of the gun,
and bis life would have been forfeited t
bis carelessness. Stranger things happen
in realitv than the writers of fiction dare to
invent. 1V'. .'''-"'. !
LARGE WILD CAT.
A Wild Cat, measuring i feet f inches
iu length, and 1! inches 1.1 height, was kil
led bv Mr. F. Smith, olio day last week, up
on Black Creek, ill this District, after being
1 ,: 1 . .:o , , .1 ... Ii,
run ironi nay ugiii in. nw ..."",-
tl... t.11.0 it receive, o sli ls, all 01 wiuc.i
hour above spcci.ieu it
w as shot down ov
Mr. Smith, near Mr. P
K. King's house.
The Hartford Courant describes a cu
rious aud very ancient piece of ordnance
brought by Govern.tr Seymour from .Mexi
co, w"hete"i. bad been kept iu .he Castle
tVo.M nn unknown anti.rii.v. No tradition
id its origin is preserved. It is of wel j'
del iron, encircled with iron lauds, and
imbedded and riveted t . a pieCi of oak -It
is about eighteen inch- s long, aud live
inches in the bore.
TIic s ccial correspondent of tin- New York
Herald, telegraphing to that paper, says;
" Wc lean from undoubted nu.l...ritv thnt
.he statement of the National Intelligo.eer,
Ihnt England and France havojoined Au,tria
in the prote.-t eonoernin. the u.ia.r of Ko-,.ta,
r-teps in the matter whatever, leaving the
oueMiou in the i.aii'is ol Austria, ktcu and
L ti.... i-....t t . ...t v
i mrsiA iiiuiiL-, l Lit Ja in ii' i d u i in nc
denied, but tl.ev deelincd to become a party
I. .i n- ' n-i i
io me oneiisive pr.ieeeoings. jnerepiviu
be AuMri.n prote-t will appear i a 'few
' days, d if ir i keeping with the avow-
' cdo.ii.ions of tl,e Pre,ide,I will be a naner
P to American public opinio,,
v tth rcgar4 Vj tl ltuir of Lord John
Russell on the Cuba question, wc learn that
Mr M,.f t.od 1..,, . .ii.. lal-Mii n.i..i..n f.
',.;,.!.... ,i, v,..yt.: .;.., t Mr
Hueliat.an. It will be remembered that Lord
Job., Russell's letter was .ddres.ed to Mr.
Crampi..,,. and not to our government. It
was r.ad bv Mr. Crampton to Mr. Marev.
lfliei;,l eti.'.uett... therel'. re, prevents M'r.
i .i ... m.
.'i a re v auoressi .it i; u.er .or. i raiiipi'.Mi ui
lt..l'. ... :u ,l..,..;.l..- .1... ......
r promptly and forcibly to the all. nti.Jti of
the British ooveriniieiit . Thr iu.itioi. of the
an mililsl ration is .teei.leO , a u .Iocs not .!
n,l...;..iir..;.... u ,1..,.;.1..,1 .,,,1 ,1. ...,.. .liil..r
1 ith instant. I here is no .lout., .nr. l.ueli
anau will do the subject full justice."
From a foreign journal, snv the f'hris-
tun Advocate, we learn that an edifying
collection of i.dies is on view to (he faith
ful, in the church of Aix-la-Chapelle, France.
The advertisement states that this collection
comprises a eh.-iiiise that belonged to the
Virgin Mary, the winding sheet "f John the
'I'"-" 'wa-l.lline "tln-sot J.-N.lan. m,
uir sponge o, .'louiiiv aitait, am. tie- rr-n,
nrui of St. Simeon. All this in France, and
in the lat half of the nineteenth Century ;
What an age of progress ! What inarches
of mind ! What an impressive argument
that American citizens should y ield to the
demands of Romish priests, and give to then,
the control of popular education '. They had
their way in this matter in Franc. , almo-t
time out of mind, and lure are sfii.e of their
brilliant results. What extraordinary t-aeli-(T-!
What apt and docile scholars! Ex
hibiting and adoring, in the year -jf our
Lord 1--VI, "a chemise that belonged to
the Virgin Mary !" Oh, shame, where is
thy blush !
1 The Baltimore Sun learn-, that Postu.a
i teneral . umpncll is .lev.'ting a cou-i
portion of his tune to the njvei.igaiion ot the
manner in which the larger po-tollice- are
conducted, and in view of their importance
and influence ii.sii.t-. upon every y .-t.ua t.-r
giving his eon-taut pcr-onal siipeavision
thereto beeoiuiyg familiar with ail (he du-
... . i . . . i I
and general iffieictiey which ear.n .t fail to
remove ev. rv cau-e of complaint, and ron-
in his branch of the government, there should
be no sinecures ; that the chief of a large ot
fiec. with handsome f nmhiuieii.s. should ex
ert .1 degree of industry and vigilance in
every resi.ect corresponding (herewith; and
iu this opinion, he will doubtless, meet
the hearty concurrei.ee of the public.
Mr. J. ft. Jones, of Orangeburg district,
writes t'i8 Palmetto Standard, un.b r date
of the I'th instant
being out hunting. I
d two large rattle-
' A few days s
ing eleven rattles,
scattered, and I .
many there were,
dually as manv
i feet i iuciii s. one hav
Those of the other Were
.mid not ascertain h -w
but suppose there w. re
They Were both females
litVercl.t stupes, but w.-le f omd .oge.h
ln one I found eighteen young ones,
in the other seventeen, each measuring
about I !l inch
os. These young 01-s Were
in a s, parn:e sack, like the
young ot squirrels and r.iblut, and I an.
now satisfied that the rattlesnakes breed in
this w-iy. in-tcad of laying egg' as is g, n
In reply to uumcrou- inquiries in r. '.-i:: m
to the Caloric ship, the New -York Mirr-r
says: "We will state - em rally, that our
faith in Erics-.u s cntiic uwr-v i- still un
diminished. Between tl i 'eel the tir-t of
the coining imo.ili. wo think a pr ieiie il an
swer will begivl: t ' aii -, ! ios by t,.o ship
herself, 'hat vvillp.lt the Calorie hi o(..r ques
tion forever . t r.-s... And ly .he way, we
are hai.pv to s.-e tint t'.i !it-u- of the Me
chanic's Mlga,-il;.- h:
.low n, w it I. I rawing all
to Erii-s-oi.'s invcuti'
ipl.-tcl v back, d
his former o'j
GIRLS 1' Yob 11 EAR i ll T ?
Cobbit s.,i I : " Woman, so amiable in
thum-elv. s, are m-vi-rs" an.ialde s when
thev are u-. t-.o : an i for beauty t lough 11.01
fa'a'in love with girls at p'.ay. .h.-re i- u 'th
ing to make them stand to iloir i-vt i...e
S'.l'g tht'.n I'o'l' o''" .
,. total value for the
'1 k ending on
I lie 1 xp.TJs of
was -? 1 1 1
bread tutl- for the week c . JH.- U
barrels cf flour, l.'.Ho.l bushels ol wheat.
117 barrels of c 'rn meal, and
of corn. Ol tobacco
San Fr.-ineiseo has fot. .
ii r... -.v-p-ipo
I which seven arc dailies.
ITTNAM ON THE PRESIDENT.
The article 011 " Our New President," in
Putnam' Magazine for September, eontiui.es
to bo one ot tho topics of couver-ation.
No wonder. It, was written by a man of
ability ; and it is not common for men of
ability, i.ow-a days, .0 take any great iu-t.ere-t
in politics. The article, therefore,
excited a degree of surprise, part from its
boldness, and the novelty of its tone. The
writer as most of our readers know is
very Laid upon the President. lie thinks
that i-ii. Piercu came into power "with
the bt-t opportunities for doing good of any
of our lat.-r presidents;" but has mt im
proved those opportunities, m,r given any
intimation that ho intends, or is able, to im
prove them. The inauuural address wna
pre.tty well, though "somewhat sophomr.rieiil,
and inflated Hi style, and abounding In too
much of Fourth of July clap trap." '1 he
jcahiiM-t selceled by Genera! Pierce, is not
j "such a- a man of earnest purpose, clear
c .m iction, and strong reliance on his
own principles would have chosen." It
is on-, 01. the contrary, which, evinces
' a weak d.-ire ot conciliating all fac
tions and interests." The silly, but fatal,
principle of rotation in office, publicly
ex. dale 1 by Gen. Pierce when out of
power, is adopted by him as soon as he holds
the reins of goverumei.t. The Crystal
Palace journey was turned into a vulgar
' ! elioneering tour ; while at ll.e Palace it
: si If, scarcely a word w as said. In .short,
the writer is clearly of opinion, thai the
peep'.u of the I i.ited States, in the last pre
sidential lottery, did not draw the pri.e of
a pre-viniueutly great man. And this opin
ii 't. 1- set forth win. a power and ability
worthy of a li- obvious truth.
I The article is ju-t at.-l unjust. In sev eri
ty should have been directed against the
present po'ilicnl system, not again-t tl.c in
. dividual which that sy-.i :-.i so suddenly, so
' utu. lyccldly, so accidentally whirled aloft
into the highest plsce, The article commits
two sins of omission. The writer admit-,
and, indeed Very forcibly slates, that the
rotation iu office principle has effected a
gradual deterioration iu tin- quality ol'publiu
men. and that it is lln- vice of our political
system. But he omits th- mention that the
President himself, is it- chief victim. The
President turns people out of oftic to ke. p
himself in office. Human nature is human
naiuie.at tne White H ii-e as elsewhere ;
and vvh 't. a man finds hin.-elf installed iu
exalted and eomlu. table quarters, as the
National Figure Head, it is only human
nature in bin. t- d. -ire to continue therein.
( 'o.iseq.ici.tly , the government, both of Eng
land and America, have be. 11, for a con
siderable period, conducted with a single
eve to keeping .lie dominant party and its
U-adiue; partisans iu power. General Pierce
inherited this sv-t-.i. If be had been a
...all of immense foltitude, immense cour
age, v .1 l "lob .'-ta'oding, and immovable
V I. oil
se, he might nav.! tiiarig.-u it i.r
y.-ai-. 'I .'' .-I We should proceed to
millions of dollar--, and piunge the
country into coufu-i-oi and agitation.
10 lake do .in the Figure H-id, and put
another in it- place, who would probably
re-tore the -ood old system. The writer
in" Putnam. ' while he was about it .-hoiil l
Lav gone to the root of the matter. It was
unjust ii 'din. too, while showing the en
ormous mrltiehee brought to bear upon a new
l',.-i lelit. to l-.-y the biati e of it at the do...r
of General Pierce. 1 lo say s , a ud very truly,
" his approach lo Washington was a signal
f.r the gathering of all the crows and jack
als of party, from tie- waters of Pas-am i
q. 10 Idy to the sands of the Pacific. Tho
turkey buzzards of the South, the foxes of
tin- North, even the wolves "f the wilderness
nil tVcked Invar. Is the same centre, as if
ceitiiiu of tlc.ir pr.-y. Like the followers
.f a camp, whoi the vict'oy i declared,
t'uev hung upon his front, and flank, and
rear unreiiuked by his frown .inr. strain
ed bv his monitions ; nay, hounded ou by
hi.- promises, and the piecemeal di-pen-atiou
of the bo"!y. More repulsive or disgrace
ful scenes vvero scarcely witnessed in the
saturnalia of th" Roman republic, when the
spoil- of An.iotlris were given t .itheeoti-
public oli. C.'s.
Bar-roouis, -tre. ts aud
i IK- 1 will, brawlers;
rich men, wh . wanted honor.-, had their
paid agettts there faring sumptuously every
,lav; I r men, who wanted riches, sent
men of honorable titles in their solicitors;
lean v , w it I. the immodesty of the keeper Ot
a e Hihtrv booth, extolling tiie merits of his
p. rtoi 111 an.'.-, shouted their own excellence!
at tiie street corners ; and even women ogled,
eoax-d, ahl bisceched tin- di-pen-Os ,,f
fa. or fr lovers, hu-ban i, and friends."
The-.- :'.o t-. which arc made ill the article
to bear against the President, should have
lien mou.ioii.-l in h'.s exoneration. It
would r. quire virtue almost superhuman,
t . le-i-t s.lc'n c .ntinuo'is and powerful
solieitati 01. It is (he .-'"'. m't he who
chance- to a hiiini-t. r it. thai i- principally
the system, that p. aces a hun-
(I red .h-.u-and "lliee
"i't . the sv -teui, vv hieh
1 man Pre-
si I...-, i.i.r'l.i,... ci...u-'h for hint to a-.-quirt
a reli-l. i r tli-' swets of j
re-cb eii u p ible by :
li. n.ntion ot ..atroiiage. I
w e "
, and ui.ises
t i'i dis
,th..r of evil
hiuisell' c mid l.-t emtriv.- a better pi'Cl f.r
1 ( u-;i
i. and the article
11 th g 1 '.I tone
'-..pin rs are
II. ut ill II.
toe I luted
b al'i.iiig to
g m -nil.'.. 1.'.
p. .bee olbec
.oilee h..',.i. 1
::- -o 'i ui t:::.t tne
.si .1 ti s h 1 v e been
i i . vv iiU nt tne a
a !,..: . 1 r except.
r -o to ke. j
it i.e ' -
11 ht il offices
. ... 1 ..... odijil-.
ihe e ...inlry are
u .i.'i .iis ot the
.. t lue of two
Kiev iiabie, the
( ertaiiilv the gie it m
piivate nn n. n'el tin
( i-o'iiitry are p.
t . 1'
thing- iuu-1 1 r
r. I ...1. "f tho g."
,t or tne al.o.item
oeh of the I ' 1 .1
K.ents ai me can
E.-oits will I..- - ir.-
,.,ll.-s his allieio
e .1 sii gge-ti 01-:
si: 1 1 ,
1 I '
(. .jr-e of
iv. ter c
nu . nt
given t 1
' t " v
nig i". 1 -