North Carolina Newspapers

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The following is one of the resolutions of the
Wisconsin Democracy :
"Resolved, That Congress has the Constitution
al power ant) ought to make appropriation! from
the National Treasury for River and Harbor Im
provements, to facilitate and protect commerce be
tween the several States and foreign nations, such
appropriations to be governed by a sound discretion
and a due regard for the natoual welfare." - .
Sash is democracy in the Northwest, and gen
erally throughout the West and North. But here
it has ever been regarded as one of the antagonis
tic principles to Democracy, and an essential fea
ture of federalism. The Democatic member of
Congress elect from this district would sooner cut
off his right hand than subscribe such a resolution
as the above. :-
"Resolved, That we approve the principles of
free and unrestricted trade, and believe that the
most fair and equal mode or raising the revenue
necessary to defray the necessary expense of the
Government, is a direct tax upon property, and will
demand iU adoption by our Government as toon as
Ilere is another cardinal matter in which the
Democracy are at daggers point. Let those among
them who advocate a, direct tax speak out and let
their sentiment be heard.
Wisconsin Democracy has else allied itself, like
Nomocracy in other Northern States, to Barnburn-
erism, and it passes hostile declaration against
slavery. What ha become of those " natural al
lies t"
Democracy in one quarter ef the country dugs
out for Free Trade, and in another for the Tariff
of '42. iVfcicfc i Democracy t
And yet Democracy talks virtuously about Whig
gery having no principle. Even if that be true,
it is not worse off than its opponents, whose prin
ciples are one thing in one latitude and the oppo
site in another. The Baltimore American justly
remark l
"It will be found perhaps, sooner or later, that
the democracy of our day it a thing of latitude and
localities. So long a the South gave principle
to the party, the doctrine of strict construction,
, with tome semblance of consistency, constituted
the rule of faith ; and democracy covered up the
principles of State Sovereignty, under its more con
venient name, with a tolerable air of assurance
that passed off the imposition well enough when
not viewed closely. Beyond the immediate pale
of orthodoxy there wai, Indeed, wide range.where
' Dorritm and other indefinite element held away.
In that range the 'natural allies' were encamped.
"The control of the South how being now pretty
well over, Hunkerism being converted to the Barn
burning faith, the aspect of democracy I changed.
The Wilmot Proviso stands first in the Wisconsin
formula. The declaration of hostility to Slavery
occupy four separate resolution.' The long string
of negations which need to come forth to announce
how strictly Democracy wa watching to prevent
the General Government from doing anything
those transmitted abbreviation of the resolutions of
"98 those transcripts of stationary wisdom which
wm supposed to indicate tha culmination of all
political knowledge and geniu they are now no
longer seen imparting the aspect of their peculiar
profundity to the resolutions of Democratic Con-
ventions." ' " ": '
The following Resolution wa passed at the
locofoco Convention held at Hsrrisburg, March
" , Resohed, That the removals from th various
office at Washington of EVERY OPPONENT
, of the Democratic principle and measures, has
tieeu long called for, and is alike demanded by the
woice of the Democratic party and the best inter
sts of the country, and ought not to be longer
jwstponed or delayed. " ....
And this is the party that is now whining be
cause a Whig Administration has tiiought proper
. f. . J- - et' ' .
SB sjppcint a lew 01 lis own ini-iKis ra omco.
' Covernor Trumbull, Whig, has been elected by
'the Legislature, Governor of Connecticut. In hi
iuaiUffOTal message, he touches spun the question
of (he enlensioaif&laicry id0w new Territories.
II lays it becomes New Englauders to approach
this dolicate subject in the spirit of forbearance
and regret, ratW than that of animosity or com
plaint, ever keeping in mind, (hut tliougk their
Hiinirs were among the first to discot or and
eouly the remedy for alavery, they were also a
niong tlie inH active . '.. itrtiwhietion iiiloour
rr.uiitry. ;
We give the following from the recently pub
lished biography of that prince of practical joke
and hoasea, Theodore Hook :
Lounging by Soho Square in the sfternoon,with
Terry, the actor, the nostrils of the promenaders
were suddenly saluted with a concord of sweet
odors, arising from a spacious area. They stopped,
snuffed the grateful incense, and peeping down,
perceived through the kitchen window preparations
for a h&ndsorae dinner, evidently on the point of
of being served.
" What a feast I" said Terry. " Jolly dogs!
I shonld like to make one of them."
" I'll take any bet," returned Hook, " that I do
call for me here at ten o'clock, and yon will find
that I shall be able to give a tolerable account of
tha wnrfhv frAntlnman'a phininoinM anj vAnainn "
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1 So savin?, be marched up the steps, cave an
authoritative rap with the knocker ,and was quick
ly lost to the sight of his astonished companion.
As a matter of course, he was immediately usher
ed by th servant, ass n expected guest, into the
drawing room, where a large party had already
assembled. The apartment being well nigh full,
no notice was at first taken of his intrusion, and
half a dozen people laughed at his ben mots, before
the host discovered the mistake. : Affecting not
to observe the visible embarrassment of the
latter, and ingeniously avoiding any opportunity
for explanation, Hook rattled on nntil he had at
tracted the greater part of the company in & circle
round him, and some considerable time hid elapsed
ere the old gentleman was able to catch the atten-
tention of the agreeable stranger.
"I beg your pardon, sir," he said, contriving at
last to get in a word ; " but your name, sir I did
not quite catch it servants are so abominably in
correct and I am really a little at a loss
"Don't apologize, I beg," graciously replied
Theodore ; " Smith my name is Smith and as
yon justly observe, servants are always making
some stupid blunder or another I remember a re
markable instance," &c. V
" But really, my dear sir," continued the host,
at the termination of story illustrative of th stu
pidity of servants, " I think the mistake on the
present occasion does not originate in the source
you allude to ; I certainly did not anticipate the
pleasure tf Mr. Smith's company at dinner to-day."
" No, I dare say not yon said four in your note,
I know, and it is new, I see, a quarter past five--
you are a little fast by the way ; but the fact of
the matter is I have been detained in the city s
1 was about to explain when
" Pray," exclaimed the others soon as he could
stay the volubility ol his guest, " whom, may I ask
you, do you suppose yoa are addressing J"
" Whom f Why, Mr. Thorn pson.of course ; an
old friend of my father. I have not the pleasure
indeed of being personally known to you, bnt hav
ing received your kind invitation yesterday en my
arrival from Liverpool, Frith street four o'clock
family party come in boots you see I have
taken you at your word. I am only afraid I have
kept you waiting.'
Oh, not at all. But permit me to observe, my
dear sir, my name is not exactly Thompson; it is
Jones, and"
Jones t" repeated the toi iisant Smith, in ad
mirably assomed consternation; "Jones why
sorely I cannot have yes, I mustgood heaven!
I see it all I My dear sir, what an unfortunate
blunder wrong house what muat yoa think of
such an Intrusion I I am really at a loss for words
in which to apologize yon will permit me to re
tire at present, and to-morrow "
" Pray don't think of retiring," exclaimed the
hospitable old gentleman, 14 your friend's table
mutt bav been cleared long ago, if, as you say,
f or was the hour named, and I am only too happy
to be able to offer yoa a seat at mine."
Hook, of course, could not hear of such a thing,
could not think ol trespassing upon the kindness of
a perfect stranger; il too late for Thompson, there
were plenty of chop-houses at hsnd ; the unfor
lunate part of the business was, he had made an
appointment with a gentleman to call at 10 o'clock.
The good-natured Jones, howevor, positively re
fused to allow so entertaining a Visitor to withdraw
dinnerless. Mrs. Jones joined in solicitations, the
Misses Jones smiled bewitcbingly, and at last Mr.
Smith, who soon recovered from his confuslon.was
prevailed opoa to offer his arm to one of the ladies,
and take his place at the well furnished board.
In all probability, the family of Jonos never pas
sed such sn evening before. Hook naturally ex
erted himself to the utmost to keep the party in an
unceasing roar of laughter, and made good the
first impression. ' The mirth grew fast and furious,
when, by way oft coup de grace, he seated him
self at the piano-forte, and struck off into one of
those extemporaneous effusions which bad filled
more critical judges thsn the Jones' with delight
and .stoniahinent. ' Ten o'clock struck, and Mr.
Terry being announced, his triumphant riend
wound up the performance with the explanatory
stanza : '"r ''''" ':' '
' " I am very much pleased with your fare, j
, Your cellar's aa prime as your cook ;
My friend's Mr. Terry, the player,'
Aiid I'm Mr? Theodore Htiok !" ,
Oh, mother,' said the beautiful Rose Mayburn
on Tuesday evening last, 'Mr. Rubycheek did
squeeze my hand so funny, when he left m at
the door to-night and he says you most give me
liberty to go to the ball to-morrow night.' -
' Well, Rosy, love,' answered the oid lady A she
pulled her spectacles on the bridge of her nose.and
drew her chair closer to the 6re I have no ob
jection to your going ; but you must have a new
dress, you know, and where on mirth, my child, are
you to get it 1
' No, mother, I don't want a new dress ; I can
wear my white muslin frock, over my satin petti
coat, and I'll borrow cousin Julia's pearl orna
ments, and get Frizzier to do my hair up.'
' You had better stay at home, and read that
interesting account of the burning of John Rodg
er s in r ox's isook ot Martyrs, remarked Hose s
uncle, with a groan, as he sat toasting his gouty
shins at the fire.
'Or ask Mr. Rubycheek to give his money to
buy bibles for the poor, disconsolate heathens, in
the Sandwich Highlands,' suggested Rose's aunt,
who spent forty dollars last week on a white poo
dle doff.
1 Then I suppose I am to be cooped up in this
dull house all the winter ! It's a shame I de
clare it is !' replied Mrs. Rubycheek in the pros
pective, while her little pouting lip swelled until
the blood almost bursted through its rose leaf case
A dull house indeed,' said her sharp featured
aunt ' I am sure you have plenty to amuse you.
There's Watt's Hymns, Esop's Fables, the Piano
and the Chessmen '
' Yes,' interposed the uncle; 'and talking about
chessmen, the ivory elephant gst his leg broken
the other night,and the cook's nigger baby chowed
the bishop's nose off in culling its d d little grin
ders. Things arc never taken care of in this cus
sed Tower of Babal.'
' brother Josh, you are in a r mst amiable mood
tonight,' remarked the aunt with a sneer, while
she wriggled about in her chair, as though the
seat had becu stuffed with Csh hooks and Spanish
Amiable yesA-rcmarkably amiable .' So ami-
ble that I wish some one would set you to knitting
soup with four steel rasps, or that that tongue of
yours was struck like a spiggot or a screw bolt,
into some d d tight place where you could nt wag
A knock is heard at the door, and Rose's father
enters. The appearance of tins important person
age of course puts an end to the affectionate con
versation of the aunt and uncle, tnd Rose, draw
ing a chair to the fire for her father, throw her
arms about his neck.
'Come, come,' muttered Mr. Mayburn, 'none of
your wheedling bless your soul, you shall have
any thing you want if it don't cost money !'
'Father, mayn't I go to the ball to-morrow night?'
Who's going to take you there P
'Mr. Rubycheek the young clerk that gets
92000 a year for keeping books.'
Bad young man wears a goatee on his chin ;
said her father. . "
And a hat turned up at the sides like the irons
of a high Dutch skate, remarked her uncle.
'And a cameo breastpin,, with three figures dan
cing that Elssler catchoker (cacbuca) as naked
as the day they were bom,' interposed the auntn
her usual delicate manner.
'Has young Rubycheek t hook nose ? interro
gates her father with a most profound pucker of
the lips. '
No father,' answered Rose, 'his nose is a beau
tiful aquiline.' ' :
Aquiline! worse and worse. A confirmed hook
distinctly. Rose, my love, I am sorry to disoblige
you , but when you've lived as long as your daddy,
you'll find that men with hook noses ars not to be
trusted. There's your aunt there, she hung hor
affections on a man with a hook nose, and sfter he
hooked all her property, he ran away. There's'
But my dear father,' Interrupted Rose, 'your
nose is hooked, and I am sure h's a handsome
one. .
'Is my nose hook'd T Well, I suppose my moth
er must hre been scared by a scythe, before I was
born. Strange world, strange world! Here I have
'wen married twenty-two years, and never knew I
had a hook'd noso ; but as yoa ssy they are hand
some besutiful manly noble Roman, and all
that kind of thing, yoa ssy go to the ball, my
daughter and here's 990 to buy a new dress !'
A Dr. Cross has been arrested at Strondsburg,
Monroe County, Pa., for man -slaughter, charged
with causing the deuth of a patient named Daniel
Quin, by improper treatment, . Cross steamed him
for rheumatic pain over a pot of boilir.g Water ;
smothered him up in bed, bead and shoulders, for
three hours, with sn immensity of caver ; and then
gave him a few drops of. a medicine which lie
called " Indian Red Drop,". He had no sooner
taken it than he clasped bis IwBds to his bead and
exclaimed " wlio struck mo V and Iu a short tims
he expired of apoplexy. Cross has attempted the
enre of rheumiini,upon oilier subjects frequently,
snd sometimes with success. , , . , ' t
This js positively ll jast litis in this column.
Old Captain Stick was a remarkably precis old
gentleman, and a conscientiously just man. He
was too, very methodical in bis habitsne of which
was to keep an account in writing of the conduct
of lis servants, from day to ds. It was a sort of
account current, and h? settled by it every Satur
day afternoon. No one dreadded these hebdominal
balancings, more than Tony, the boy of all work,
for the Captain was generally obliged to write a
receipt for a considerable amount across his shoul
ders. One settling afternoon,the Captain accompanied
by Tony, was seen 'toddling' down to the old sta-
ble, with his little account book in one hand, and
a small rope in the other. After they had reached
the 'bar of Justice,' and Tony had been properly
'strung up,' the Captain proceeded to state his ac
count as follows :
Tony Dr.
Sabbath, to not half blacking my boots Sic. five
stripes. '
Tuesday to staying four hours at mill longor
than necessary, ten stripes.
Wednesdsy, to not locking the hall door at night,
five stripes.
Friday to letting the horse go without water, five
Total, twenty-five stripes.
Tony Cr.
Monday, by first-rate day's work in the garden,
ten stripes.
Balance due, fifteen stripes.
The balance being thus struck, the Captain drew
his cow-hide and remarked' Now Tony, you
black scamp, what say you, you lazy vidian, why
I shouldn't give you fifteen lashes across your back,
as hard as I can draw ?'
'Stop old Mass,' said Tony ; dar'a de work io de
garden, eirdat ought to take off some,'
'You blsck dog,' said the Captain, 'hav'nt I giv
en you the proper credit of ten stripes, for that.
Come, come !
Please old massa,' said Tony, rolling his eyes
about in agony or fright 'dar's you forgot-dar's
de scourin' ob do floor old missus say e nebber
been scour as good before.'
' ' . .1. r....i. c.:.L .
you're bringing in more offsets, are you T Well
now, there !' here the Captain made an entry up
on his book 'yon have a credit of five stripes.and
the balance mi '. be paid.'
Gor a mity, massa don't hit yet dar's sumpen
else oh Lord ! please don't yes sir got urn now
ketchin' de white boy and fetchin um to ole mis
sus, what trow rock at de young duck.'
That's a fact,' said the Captain 'th outrage
ous young vagabond That's a fact, and III give
you a credit often stripes for it I wish you had
brought him to me now we'll settle the balance.
Brest de Lord, ole mass,' said Tony, thaft all.
Tony grinned extravagantly.
The Captain adjusted a tortoise-steel specta
cles, with great exactness, held the book close to
his eyes, and ascertained thst the fact was as sta
ted by Tony. He was not a little irritated :
'You swear off the account, you infem&I rascal
you swear off the account do yon !'
All de credit-is fair, old massa,' answered To
ny.' ,;, -
Yes but' said the disappointed Captain but
still the Csptain was sorely puzzled how to give
Tony a few Kelts any how 'but' n idea popped
into his hesd 'there's my costs you incorrigible,
abominal scoundrel t Yon'wtnt to swindle me do
you, out ef my costs, you black, deceitful rascal 1
'And,' added Capt. Stick, chuckling a well at hi
own ingenuity a the perfect justice of the sen
tence ; I enter judgement against you for costs-
ten stripes' and forthwith administered the stripes
and satisfied the judgment.
'Ki nigger f said Tony; 'kl nigger f what' dia
judgment for coss,ole massa talk "bout. Done
git off ,bout not blackin' de boct git off ,bout stay
in' long time at the mill and ebry ting else but
dls judgment for coss glm me de debbil Bress
God, nigger mus keep out ob de ole stable, or IU
tell yoa what, Ait judgment for tost make a back
feel mighty warm, for true !'
I have lieard of a young lady " down east," who
(hang "alto" in one of tha churches. She bad been
at a boarding school for half-a-quatter somewhere
snd came home perfectly amaxtd that her unfash
ionable papa did not dine at "chew" o'clock. She
always spoke of her "tsbewty," and made frequent
allusion to an obsolete old lady, whom the ancient
knew dame "Gra'inchnde." There was a favor
ite anthem commencing. "Turn, O Lord, O turn
away!" much performed by tlte choir, tHn al
ways chanted it Tschurn, tschurn, O Lord! O
tschurn away!" much to tlie edification of the con
gregation, most of whom were extensively engaged
in tlie dairy business. . . .. ... :( , ;:
: Ysnker Notions. Tlie Green Mountain Free
man says that "the amount of ins pie sugar made
annually in Vermont, according to ths best ett
mate wo can obtain, is about five, millions of
pounds," i . i ' !:-!.'. r?
; The Bliowbsgan Press stales that one establish
ment is) that town turned out betweet) tea and
twelve thouss ltd dollars (forth of shovel handles
thepsst yesr. ' , '
Judge McKce, of the Garrard (Ark) Banner, is
responsible for the following:
Sitting roasting 'taters the other night, when all
nature reposed in death-like sleepy stillness,think
inj over "tilings that wore" and perhaps things
that never will be, our ears were suddenly assaul
ted by a neighboring violinist O, fiddler, that's
what to call him with some of the sweetest and
most melodious old airs that ever enraptured the
heart of a Mozart, or entranced the soul of a Pag
anini or a Rousseau. Always ready to catch at
any thing good, up we pricked our ears.and quick
ly stirred from the deeply interesting and highly
intellectual feast in which we were engaged, and
what should be sent quivering to our heart, mak
ing melody indescribable in our soul, but that good
old time-reverenced family-used, boy-whistled piece
of melody, 'chicken Pie,' laid thick all the shakes
and quivers in.
Suddenly entranced with delight, we stood still
as if chained to a rock then moved walked the
room twisted screwed turned round sit down
got up again, as one who knew not whist or what
to do; till all at once, the sound, but not the music,
ceased, (for it went merrily on in our heart.) But
scarce had a second, or even a thought intervened,
ere twang ! twang ! and here come that good old
reel, "Leather Breeches," which anon was follow
ed, better and better, in rapid succession by its co
temporaries in age, and rivals for universal favor,
Rackensack Traveler,' "Billy in the low grounds,"
Ax.., till at last, with one overpowering and irresis
tible rush, went "O, she would' nt, nor she could'nr,
come at all." d&. This was too much for our mor
tal scruples on such an occasion, and smash went
the 'taters into the fire down went three or four
chairs they seemed to walk and reel at once
and saying a hasty "Lord lead us not into tempta
tion," we iu an ecstasy preachers and sweethearts
forgive us responded "yanka-tanka-too-don-did-
dle-todium-a-da-a-a" when out we sprang on the
floor, not upon "the light fantastic toe," but accor
ding to the most approved style or a real old Ken
tucky Barbecue break-down. Away, and around
we went, thrashing it down, a la mode a Pooieya,
when rumbling and tumbling down from the gar
ret, then out of the back room and through the mid
dle door around the walls, over the woodpile and
under the table, pranced a shower an ocean of as
merry-hearted and congenial rats judging from
appearances of course as ever graced a parlor
or cut "fantastic tricks" in a ball-room. Round
and round, through and across, and altogether we
went, no one slacking his pace, till overcome and
exhaueted, down we sunk into a snooze, and left
our tailed companions to finish the dance them
selves. How it would have ended, we are not able
to inform our readers, as just at this point, we were
aroused by, who had built our morning fire,
and had the room so "plagy" full of imake that our
comrades had to leave, and our eyes have been
most "tarnation" sore ever since.
About 10 o'clock on Thursday night, a man
disguised a a negro, called at the houao of law
yer Warner, and handed a package to tha ser
vant, at the same time stating that it wa for
Massa Warner, addressed to Thomas Warner,
Esq., (confidential) . Mr. W. being absent from
tlie city at tha time, the package remained on-
touched by the members of tlie family until yes
terday, when Mr. Warner returned from Philadel
phia, ana while the family were at dinner In the
basement, he ordered his son to bring the pack
age, which was wrapped in a copy of the AT. Y.
Herald of March 26, with soma care. The news
paper enclosed a. strong mabogaay bos with a
slide lid. Mr. Warner proceeded to draw off the
lid with great saulion and very slowly, and dis
covered a tight, and immediately warn
ed his family to fly for their live. All instantly
left the room and closed the door, and tbey had
just passed into the ball leading into Hi roar yard
when a tremendous explosion took place, after
which they passed around the house and diacov
ered the front basement to be on fire and tlie win
dow shattered to pieces and blown out of place.
Mr. Warner with some person who bad stopped
at th beat thsn entered th room and extin
guished th flames, and as soon at th smoke had
subsided it was discovered that ths basemeut doot
was completely shattered, the partition wall bro
ken and very much displaces the dining-table at
which they were a few annates before fitting ve
ry much broken, and a picture, of Geo. Washing
ton and th door perforated with dug shot. Tha
box in question wa about the tiz of a small ci
gar boa, and contained canniiter filled with
powder and slugs, and several bundle of frictioq
matches, which were so placed that o withdraw
ing the lid, on th inside of which a piece of sand
paper was glued, they would, instantly take fire
and cause an immediate explosion. , Mr. Warner's
asutioo in withdrawing ths lid is the cause of . the
wonderful escape lie and bis" family experienced.
' N. Y. Tribune. -
A Cheat Piscoveut. The editor of die-Hires
Wes(' announces the atnnihing fact that he has
succeeded in discovering a ' " living, actual lna
fit dcswfldsnt timoneaf fht sneond families " in
Viiyinia, Giiod graiiousi is it possible T
It is well known that ladies, and narticularlv
single ladies, after they have arrived at a certain
e, oecome stationary ss it regards years, so that
reality they are no older at fortv-feur than fh.
were at twenty-eight But why this is so, docs
not sppear to every one and certainly we were
ignorant of the cause until very lately, when ws
.earned mat uie ancient writers assert with great
boldness that Eve was just sixteen vwr. nM h-
she was awakened by the side of her husband.
r rom that period then, shev of
counting her years,so tbt she would be forty years
nu wnen sne acKnowlfdgcd herself twenty-four,
tnd so on. Now, with this maternal eiamnl, h..
C .1 ... r
mo mum, aiter mey nave arrived at a marriairei-
u,c .j,0Or, line Lve, mey arrive at that as soon
is possible they advance very slowly, and finally
Irop sixteen years. A hsndsome U,i r n
therefore, can never be any more than thirty; and
even if some envious hsg should assert the contra-
, you would not believe a word she said. With
this view of the subject, the m vsterv ia ckml nn.
for certainly it was a mystery to us why some la
dies, whose names we forbear to mention, should
give tneir ages, lur ten or twelve years in succes
tion, as "twenty-six" and " twenty-eight" But
here it is all nlain and ri?lif P.. J. J .i i
daughters have an undoubted right to follow her
example, at me end or tunc. See what it is to
have learning !
The springs of everlasting life are within. Thw
are clear streams pishlne up from thn r
the soul, and flowing out to enliven the sphere of
outward existence. But, like the waters of Sil
oah, they "go swiftly." You must listen tn rK
the silvery tones of the little rill as it glides from iu
mountain home; ton mar not witness in silent
march throngh the green vale, but its coarse wfll
be teen in the fresh verdnra and the opening flow-
era; lis presence will be known by the forms of lifn
.J t 1." L .1 ... .
nu ucauiy wmcn gainer around it. It is ever
thus with the pure. You msy hear the "itill small
voice," or heed the silent aspiration shut thm (
a moral influence and a holy power which you will
teel. the wilderness is made to smile, flowers nf
new life and beauty pring np and flourish, while"
an invisible presence breathes immortal fra
grance through the spiritual atmosphere. ' '
April the 18th annually presents en th bank
of tlie Jordan a scene of most thrilling imprest.
Itis the anniversary of the Saviour' baptism bv
John, and tens of thousands of pilgrim, many of
them from distant countries, on that morning are
seen hastening from their tents on the plain of
Jericho to the spot on the sacred stream, Where
eighteen centuries ago the baptism took place and
where also, Uiirty-three centuries apo the nation
of Irael passed over on dry ground, whilst the'
waters stood in mountains at their side.'
In accordance with immemorial neaer, treat
multitude of oriental Christians continue to re
sort there at that season and plunge into the con
secrated waters, under th impression that to trash
in them on that memorable day will cleanse from
sin snd enhance unssortal blessedness.
Th Company of the U. S. Explsrintr Expedi
tion in that quarter, were present at this anniver
sary last year 4 and one of tlie party, in his recent
ly puuisned journal, under date of April IS, 1843,
says: . v.
As early as two o'clock in the momlmr we warn
roused from our short lambsn by th thousand
of pilgrim fathering around us. There are DrosV
ably twenty or twenty-five tlioussnd men, womc w
and children, tiers are all sees and conditions of
men, from different countries, brought toother bv'
one prevailing motive, t he scene on hs broad
spreading plains incresses in interest; the flaming;
torches, which served as a lamp to their path be
fore sunrise, are extinguished ; the bank of the
Jordan are lined with the living mass ; ami ae-,
rid, middle-aged, and young with esmrnes iurnn
into the river i the children of several year are
thrown in, and th infant carefully handled l;y
their mother ; th poverty atricken and th eump
tuouily drceaed, alike unceremoniously, wssh in,
the stream ) while their countenances bespeak the
happiness of their soula. Who would not wish
to join la such a pleasure ss this. It is worth
the wMa voyage from New York. ' '
... . ...i...... ;
A sailory calling upon a Liverpool goUiinitlij
asked him what might by the value of an ing it of.
goto as uig as nis arm. ' j oe snopltecper t Hon'
ed him into a back raom.and primed him with grog.
He then asked to see th ingot. 5t - '
Oh," said Jack, I hav'nt got ft yet, but Put
going to Californy, sti would like to know the
.vslne of such rump before I start.".'1 n
t The jeweller stsrted bim out of the shop.' '
-To er.i M Human." A clergyman having
.indulged too frsvly ;t glljng up his gl&.s, -ent
one SulbsilViuU ( pulpit, and having gir-ra rm
a hymn to hw congregation. satduwB tlie n!!y
of the sacred swig asusr tVUt.! IA to strep ; he
continued fbvswne tirs to j ! .y a trrit Un vm
phony rtb htaimse. At Umgrh on of b:r4Vae.ii'
ascendtd to the sacred ikp.-Ht, nind, I, 'J UUb Um
hymn tras md, - WVIt," Says tm fjjl it Hp a.
jain, tnd chtrgt if to Jim iinrs."

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