Washington Bee, July 17, 1858

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Washington Bee (Newspaper) - July 17, 1858, Washington, Indiana ■ r:n NON-INTK1-ÌV13NTION, AT HOMl-i AND ABROAl!): W llITlil EQUALITV: l-’KKliDOM OP CONSCIENCE. VOL. WASHINGTON, DAVIESS COUNTY, INDIANA, JULY, 17 18äS. ]S0. 46. THE WASHINGTON BEE. POSMSnCD EVERY SATURDAY MOENINH BY , OXiI'V^IR T. EDITOR AKD PROPRIETOK.^ TEEMS OP SUBSCBlFTXOBr: ^ ^ On« copy one year,In advance,-•••.......20 00 Fifteen copies one year, i^Ivauco,. . TEBMS OP •One square of ten    eighty words) or less, one or ......SI 00 Bach additional (wi’iii wp}' of «>e Boe,)-• ■ 10 00 th^ear    q^^rter-year. Also, to tbose whn hn^awnetliv advertisements. r"«nlraand ¿ommnnicstions of a personal ctarac-te^^o'i®*'aWe as advertiscraeuts, and at tho option of ’jReuàonstîîeiievolent, Literary, and Political notices nd Marriages and Deatlis, published sratis. Lezul advertisements payable on orders of insertion. Transientadvertisaraents payable in advance.. „Why is a lien sitting on the fence i;k" a cent? Because she has a head on •one side and a tail on the other. 8g^“When was Rome built?” “In tho night, sir!” “In the night? How do you make that out?” “Why, sir, you know Romo wasn’t built in a day. 86^A citizen of Hollowell has taken » fancy to the head of a dog that howls ;in his vicinity, and offers a reward ot five dollars for a sight of the head, minus the body. Ln editor in Iowa has become so liollow from depending upon the printing business alone for bread, that he proposes to sell himself for a stove-pipe at.three cents afoot. “Did you say that my brother Jim did not know as much as Smith’s yellow dog?” “No, I said Smith’s yellow dog knew more than your brother Jim!” __“Pat Doolan, atlnkerman, bowed his bead to a cannon-ball which whizzed past six inches above his bearskin-.— ■“Faith,” says Pat, “one niver loses anything by politeness.” ‘Muggins says Job’s turkey was fat compared with an old gobbler he shot last week on tho Devil’s Fork. That ■was so light it lodged in the air, and had to get a pole to knock it down. l®““My hair is eighteen years older than my whiskers,” said a lawyer, “and I cannot understand why my whiskers should turn gray first.” “Because you have worked so much more with your jaws than your brains.” ■ HguA gentleman, on taking a volume of “Gribbon’s Rome” to a book-store in Boston, to be bound, was asked wheath-er he would have it bouud in Russia.— “Oh, no^” he replied, “Russia is too far off. I will have it done here.” ,A conscientious person affirms that he once in his life beheld people “minding their own business.” This remarkable occurence happened at sea, the passengers being “too sick” to attend to each other’s concerns. —“Homestead exemption!” exclaimed Mrs. Partington, throwing down the paper, “it’s come to a pretty pass, indeed, that .men are going to exempt themselves from home just when they please, without any proviso for cold nights.” j^*There is a good story of an eccentric lady, ot unfortunately acquisitive habits, to the effect that she was on one occasion so affected by a charity sermon as to borrow a sovereign from hot neighbor, and—put it in her own pocket. B-&~A member of Congress, about to make his speech, expressed much apprehension that his hearers would think he had hardly sufficient calibre for the subject. “Pooh!” said a friend, “they will be Blire to find you feorc enough.” reporter of a western paper who -iwas present at a meeting says: ■ “Didn’t hear Morton’s speech. While hKwas speaking, a poor forsaken-look-ing- \wretch was trying to get me to pive hvod a dime to buy a drink with.— Told hit» I was a newspaper reporter, %hen his'eyes sank immediately with shame, and assured me the first dime he got he wouH divide with me.” Abab Pbovebbb,—If your friend is made of honey, do n^t eat him all up. If you travel through the country of tbfi blind, be blind yourself. When you are the anvil Vavo patience, vhen you are tho hamiaer, striko .straight and well. He who cannot take a hint, cannot (Comprehend a long explanation. Take counsel of one greater and one less than yourself, and, afterward, form your own opinion. S^An Ohio stumper, while making ;a speech, recently, paused in the midst jof it, and exclaimed; “Now, gentlemen what do you think? Instantly a man rose in the assembly and with one eye closed, modestly, with Scotch brogue, replied: “I think, sir, I do indeed, sir-—I think if you and me would stump the country together, wo could tell more lies than any two men in the country, sir, and I’ not gay a word myself all the time, sir. [Kor tile 'Washington Bee.] WHAT HAS AB01..ITI0J!«ISM KP-PECTBD i Mk. Editor: It was with some degree of pride and satisfaction that I perused the article signed “An American Voter,” in the Bca of the 3d inst., and the happy contrast therein drawn De-tween Black-Republicanism and Democracy. I conceive tho author of tiat communication to be an honest patriot —a man who is willing to take “a sober second thought” before casting his vote with the “woolly-headed” disorganizes. I admire his reflective course, and would recommend it to all those who foster a neutral position rather than “sanction some giant wrong that will rob freedom of half its charms.” In the "first placo: What has Abolitionism affected in Indiana or clsewliere? This is an inquiry worthy of the calm and attentive consideration of every patriot in the State of Indiana. When an organieed party has existed for a scries of years, very considerable in numbers, possessing a number of “bilious thunderers,” and soaie adroit politicians as leaders, backed up by a body of active and reckless partisans, and glorying in being led to the assault of every principle or institution, human or divine, that may be pointed out as standing even temporarily in their way, the inquiry becomes truly pertinent—what practical, suhstuntial, tangihle results have they effected? ^ We all know what the K. N. American party accomplished by its brief supremacy; we all know what course’ it pursued in relation to foreign born white citizens of tho United States; and what good effects may be now anticipated from a party whose motto is “Dovvn with the white man. andup with negro.” Emphatically, Abolitionism—r Blank-I?epublicanism—never has nor ever will accomplish any permanent good through its broken-winded agitators. Abolition-isnJ clamorously professes to be conted-ing for tho holy cause of freedom—for the rights of the down-trodden and oppressed (negroes)—and for elevating the whole human race (!) tortbe broad platform of social, intellectual, and moral equality. Noble objects these, and ex ceedingly beautiful in (heoi’y ! Cut it would be a source of exquisite gratiiica tion to be relieved for a few moments from the deafening clamor,; “the noise of the leaders,” and to be told ichat has been effected. If some “still small voice” almly told us uchat real good had heen-done, it would inspire a thrill of heartfelt satisfaction ; or if we could overlook the Babylons of self-glorification, rcat and small, which distract our attention and obstruct our view, and behold with our own eyes those practical and beneficial fruits of Abolitionism which should be tho result of so much windy agitation, and so much toil, and so much organization, and so many professions’of infinite benevoleticcand courageous piety, we might at least feel better satisfed. Now, all this has been promised and resolved, time and again. A great work was to be done! A work which the gallant leaders of the old Whig party—Olay and WcbsterV—deemed too paramount for their giant intellects to accomplish. And yet this is made the hobby of to-day by the Black Republicans of Indiana. White men of Indiana--foreign and native born—-can you, wili you ally yourselves with a party the members of which are wild, maniacal pretenders? Will you vote with a party whose motto is “Down with the white man and up with the negro?” If you so do, upon your own hands rests the responsibility, as you will directly proscribe your own freedom; foster nigger agitation and di rectly aid disunion. What then has Abolitionism effected? Nothing ! Nothing! Nothino ! On the contrary, it has done much harm. It has erected a carrier of sectional hostil ity between the North and the South and maintains an increasing disposition as far as possible, to sever all the ties social and commercial, by which they are bound together. By their violent ultraisms, their ignorance of the actual condition of the South, social moral, and religious, and by their recklcsfc disregard of all legal rights, the Abolitionists have prostrated and destroyed the influence that moderate and patriotic counsels might otherwise have effected, MORE ANON. A Cdeiosity.—An English paper publishes a »ketch of the life of a pris oner, composed by himself in Winches ier jail. The original is in the shape of a pririted book, th letters and words all having been cut out of waste paper by the man with his finger aails, as no knife <3r scissors were allowed. After cutting out the words suitable for his purpose jie carefully pasted them in proper or ■der to form a small book, comprising twenty-two' pages. A piece of poetry addressed to the prisoner’s wife is in-cJuded in thic aingular licGr(iry curiosisy. [For tho Wnshington Boo.] JPADDI.E, YOVIL 01VJT CAKOH. A TRIBUTE OF REStECT KUOM W. S. GAFF.N'ET. Mr. Editor : A poem with the above caption, from tho pen of Indiana’s fair poetess—Mrs. Sarah T. Bolton—appeared in your issue of the Bee of the 3d inst., with many errors; and, as it has been lately going tho rounds of the newspaper press, and meeting a similar fate, permit me to offer you a copy of the original, verbatim et literatim, with a request to its publication. In this particular let me assure you that I am actuated by no other impulse than that of justice to the genius and high literary attainments of Indiana’s honored poetess Of the poem itself much might be said. It embodies stimulating seiuti-ments; principle, aitn, action, pci'scver-ance, confidence, and true greatness, are its ennobling elements; and every parent in Indiana, (and elsewhere,) who, admires true poetry, and acknowledges its virtuous impulse, should place it in the hands of his child for committal and recitaiion. It is a noble poem ! second, and somewhat similar in style to Longfellow’s “Psalm of Life ;” a poem which, of its kind, has no equal in the English language! Mrs. S. T. Bolton has written many beautiful and soul-stirring poems, all of which will compare favorably with any modern poetry. And not tho least disparaging to the excelsior genius and worthy laurels of tho modest poetess is the following, entitled PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE. Voyager upon life’s sea, ’ To yourself be true, And -n'hate’er your lot may be. Paddle your owu canoc. Never, though the winds may rave. Falter nor look back; But, upon the darkest wave. Leave a shiuirig track. Nobly dare tho wildest storm. Stem Hie liardest gale; Brave of Iieart, and strong of arm, You will never fail. When the world is cold aud dark. Keep an aim iu view; Aud toward Ihc beacon mark Paddle your own canoc. Every wave that l)cars you on To the silent shore, From its sunny source has gene. To return no more. Then let uot an hours delay Cheat you of your due; But, while it is called tc day, Paddle your own canoe. If your birtli denied your wealth. Lofty state, and power, Honest fame and hardy health Ale a better dower. But if these will notsuffice. Golden gain pursue; And to rcach the glittering prize. Paddle your own canoe. Would you wrest Uic wreath of fame From the liand of Jate ? Would you Avrite a deathless name With the good and great ? Would you bless your fellow-men ? Heart and soul imbue Widi the holy task, and then Paddle your own canoc. Would you crush the tyrant Wrong, In the world's free iight ? With a spirit brave and strong, Battle for the r'ght. And to break Uie chains that bind The rnany to the few ;— To enfranchise slavish mind. Paddle your own canoe. Nothing great is lightly won , Nothing won is lo.st; Eveiy good deed, nobly done. Will repay the cost. Leave to heaven, in humble trust, All you will to do ; But if you succeed, you must Paddle your own canoe. Woihington, Indiana. PoLicT OP Judge Douglas.—The New York Herald thus develops the poi icy of Judge Douglas; Adopting a conciliatory course toward the Administration, the plan of the cam paign of Mr. Douglas will'be war to th knife against the destructive anti-slavery heresies of the late Illinois Republican State Convention, and of their Senato rial nominee, Mr. Lincoln. — ‘My dear girl will you share my lo for life ?’ 'How largo is your lot ?’ Democratic Coiivcntloii of tUe Fourth Congressional Uistrict of Indiniia. Gheensbukgii, Ind., June 29,1858. To the editor of the Bee: I arrived at this place last evening, on my way from Hamilton, Ohio, to Shelbyville, and on learning that the Democratic District Convention was to meet to day, I at oncc determined to remain and witness its proceedings. The delegates, or the larger portion of them, come in yesterday, and it was plain to be seen that great interest was being felt in the result of the Convention.— There were three candidates before the Convention—Judge Holman, of Dearborn, Hon. D. D. Joucs, of Franklin, and B. P. Mullen, of Ripley. Before the organization of the Convention the friends of each candidate did their best to secure the success of their favorite, but it was plain to be seen that Judge Holman would be the choice of the Convention. The masses were with him, and success was certain. But here Invould take occasion to state that at no time was there a manifestation of disorganization or confusion. Everything was conducted with harmony, and there appeared to be but one feeling, and that was to secure the success, at the (lection, of the nominee, no matter lohom it miyht he. The Convention organized at ton o’clock by calling Dr. Bcrzy, of Franklin, to the chair. After the usual preliminary arrangements, it adjourned until ono o’clock. On reassembling the Committee on Resolutions made a report, which, in substance, was as follows; B’irst, an indorsement of the Cincinna-ii Platform; second, an indorsement of jlie State Pltaform and ticket; third, an acquiescence in the English Bill as final settlement of the Kansas controversy; fourth, an approval of the Ad-iiinistration of James Buchanan; and fifth, an indorsement of the confirmation (ifBright and Fitch as Senators from this State. The Convention then proceeded to nominate a candidate for Congress, which resulted in the choice of Judge William S. Holman. Tho vote was as follows : Holman, 118;, Jones, 47 ; Mullen, 4-1. W'hen the result was announced by the President it was received with tremcut dbus applause. I have never seen more enthusiasm manifested over a result than by this Convention when the aiove announcement was made. Judge Holman was introduced to the Convention and accepted the nomination with as forcible and eloquent an address, of twenty minutes in length, as I cTOr had the pleasure of listening to. Itlwas evidently a proud moment to him. He has the reputation of being one of th« most profund lawyers in the State, although ho is not over thirty-two years of age. His manner of address is very forcible, and every sentence he utters bears the impress of truth and reason. Ho has the reputation of being a master hand in debate, as may be seen by referring to the debates in tho Constitutional Convention of 1850. Who his competitor will he it is not yet known to a certainty ; but I can assure him, no matter whom he may be, that ho will have ono of the tallest men in tho Hoosicr State to contend with. The Judge is very popular among the masses, and will, beyond all doubt, bo elected by not loss tlian TWO THOUSAND majority. HAMILTON. Jiidge Hovcy’s Vroscriptloiii. The Evansville Journal, the or^an of Judge Hovey, in its report of the Ev-insville speech of tiiat gentleman makes him say; “If pecuniary considerations had influenced him, he had but to have been silent, and retained the' most lucrative office in tho gift of tho President, in the State.” The silcnro of Judge Hovey would not have been the means of his reclaiming the “lucrative office” of District Attorney. Inattention to the duties of his office was the reason of his removal.— The change was determined upon at letist a month before Judge Hovey promulgated his views upon the Kansas question, and we donot suppose the President has to this day been informed or cares what Judge Hovey’s opinion may be upon that issue. The petition for his removal and the appointment of the present incumbent was signed by Democrats who differ upon the Lecompton question. The inattention of Judge Hovey to the duties of his position was a matter of common remark. During his administration, no convictions were made for criminal offences, except in ono case we arc informed, and that was upon a plea of guilty. The contrast in the efficiency of tho present and late District Attorneys is most striking. Mr. Voor bees has given tho most thorough at tention to the duties of his position.— The result is manifested in the late term of tho Court. The attempt of Judge Hovey to get up sympathy upon the plea of his having been proscribed for opinion’s sake is most absurd. He sac rificed. nothing in taking the position he did against the Administration.— And if the truth could be known, wo belicvo that Judge Hovey desired his removal, to make political capital for himself. There is one thing certain the removal was demanded by the.pub lie interests, and it is beyond contradic tion that the public interests have been served by his removal. It is a change which meets with general approval, and the Administration deserves praise for tho act. Wo do not think that Judge Hovey, or any other man, should hold so important a position as a mere sinecure. [For the Washington Bce-l TILE BURIED FLOWER. Ur W. s. GAKFiVEY. Away in the Avc.stcni wildwood. In a close, secluded spot, There blooms an humble flower. Which mortal knoweth not! It hath no gilded title To teJl of modest wortli. But ’neath the arch of heaven It flourisheth on earth. From out the thorny stubble Is raised its head on high. To smile o’er nature’s bosom Ere its charm shall fade and die 1 And casts it.s simple fragrance Upon the silent air, Yet naught oh earth of mortal Would ever seek it there I The storm-winds hover round it. That humble flower mild ; And it bows in meek submission. That tender fragile child ! Its life seems pure, Uiough lowly, A shadow of its race I Yet round its glowing petals The marks of earth I trace ! I love this fragile flower— Aud who my love can blame ?— For as to man existence, 2'omeUisthe same! And :w its life is lowly, As lowly let it die. Nor mortal ever seek the spot Where buried it may lie;— For soon its life mubt wither And droop into dccay. And all its gifted fragrance As music pitss away! Nor ask me of its symbol. Lest conscience should misgive; But this I say in candor— That, burie^d, it doth line! Washington, Indiana. Lexington, Kr., July 10—A. M. Joseph Beard, City Marshal, was brutally murdered this morning about 4 o’clock, while endearo^ing to . arrest a man namedBarker, who was engaged in a fight in the market house. Barker stabbed Beard with a knife, entering his right side, severing the lung and entering the heart, killing him instantly.— The citizens are much excited. Barker was taken to tho watch house—thence to jail. He was taken from jail by the citizens and marched to the court house yard. A temporary scaffold Was erected from the court house window in the second story, and at 8.o’clock, A. M., Barker was swung off. The first rope broke and he fell to the ground, a distance of about thirty feet, bruising his face considerably. He recovered in a few moments and was again taken up to the.win-dow and another rope attached. He was then made to jump from the window again. He stili hangs and will hang until 2 o’clock. Logic.—A dogcoming opened-mouth-ed at a sergeant on the march, ho ran the spear of his halbert into his throat and killed him. The owner coming out, raved extremely that his dog was killed, and asked the sergeant why he could not as well have struck at him with the blunt end of the halbert, “So I would,” said he, “if ho had run at me with his tail.” Had Him.—A very fat man, for the purpose of quizzing Dr.-, of asked him to prescribe for his complaint which he declared was sleeping with his mouth open. ‘Sir,’ said the doctor, ‘your disease is incurable. Your skin is too short, so that, when you shut your eyes your mouth opens.’ Elepdant Epitapu.—The attention of bachelors is respectfully invited to the following ; Here lies a man who looked so high. He passcil all common damsels by ; And they who looked as high as he, Declared his bride they would uot be ; So, ’twi.Yt them both he died a batch., And now has gone to the Old Scratch. —A negro in Noraway county Va., was struck dead by lightning a few days since. Nearly every bone in his body was crushed by tho forco of the stroke, and two companions between whom he iVaàlpyalking, escaped uninjured. t Ì3 vaiu to stick your finger i the water, and pulling it out, look foi_ hole ; and equally vain to suppose that, however large a space you occupy, the ¡world will miss you vrhea you die. What May be Learned in New Orleans.—Three barber boys who recently murdered Hugh Downie, at St. Louis, by choking, committed the deed for the purpose of spending money.— The boy wlio suggested the murder by choking, said he had often scjn it done in New Orleans! ‘Well, Patrick,’ asked the doctor, “how do you feel to day?” “Oeh, dear doctor, I enjoy very poor health entirely. This rumitics is very distressin’ indade ; whin I go to sleep, I lay awake all night, and my toes is swilled as bjg as a goos’s hen’s egg, so whin Istandiup I fall down directly.” —“He drinks!” Young man, let this be said of you, and you are already half ruined. A trifle will accomplish tho rest. You know not your perilous position, nor how solicitous for your safety are all persons whose good opinion is worth bavin" The Gold and Silver Question.— We copy the followingfrom the Indianapolis Journal: On Saturday Judge Majors decided in the case of Whitney, President of Indiana Bank, vs. T. H. Sharpe, that when demand is made of a Bank for tho redemption of its bills, the amount presented must be considered a single demand, and the Bank cannot redeem in five dollar divisions, without the cousont of the holder. This decision will spoil the maneuver of Banks by which they have gained tinio in a “run,” viz: re deeming five dollars at a time, and in sil vcr, thus making the redemption a lon< proccs if the amount ia considerable.— Tho ease goes to the Supreme Court. Crops.—We learn from farmers in va rious portions of the county, that the wheat crop in many places is very bad ly injured by rust—whilst in other por tions it is exceedingly good. We also learn that oats are almost ruined, in some portions of the county, by rust. This is said, by old farmers, to be a new malady with oats. The prospect for for corn is said to be rather bilious, in many if not most of the fields.—3fariinsville Monitor. H^“I have fear that the devil will never come forme,” said a young man oi' questionable morals. “He will not bo silly enough to take the trouble,” said a bystander, “Jbr you are going direct to him as fast as you can.” —“Gentlemen of the jury, suppose that ono of you was dead, what would you think if you were to see one of your r- a^ldren walking along the stj-cets of jf Clarksville, and see the boys pointing the finger of scorn at him, an(l saying : ‘There goes tho child of tho father that stole a ham?” Second tliouglitsare the adopted ehild-‘rea of esoerienv^e. When Corn Grows.—Dr. R. R. Har rison, of Prince George County, Virgin ia, has taken pains to make some careful examinations to ascertain whether corn grows, as is generally supposed, more at night than by day. August 1, corn in 24 hours grew 5 inches; at night, one and a lialf inches. August 2, it grew 1J inches; at night 1§- and in tho day inches. A PUyslclan on Dancing. That beautiful, graceful accomplishment of dancing, so perverted by the indecency of fashiohable attire, has outraged many sensible people, and led them to deprive the young of this most simple and healthful enjoyment, because it has been abused. For myself, I can testify not only to its healthful, but recuperative power. The fortieth, nay, the fiftieth year of my age, found me enjoying this life-cheering exercise. It shcaild be one of the earliest amusements of children. While I am on this topic, I will mention a case that occurred in my practice. A thoughtful, anxious mother, who had but three children, brought to mo her only remaining child—a daughter. Her tehiperament nervous billions—the nervous fearfully predominant, with great irritability of the system, peevish, passionate, dyspeptic, sleepless; of course exacting, arbitrary, and uncomfortable; the poor child looked sad, old, morbid and miserable. She had been to school,, because her parents thought it an amusement for her to be with other children. After critically examiniiig her physiognomy, I said to her mother, ‘what is the temperament of ‘your husband?” ‘The same as my own,’ she replied.— ‘Then the child is doubly stamped,’ continued; ‘very rigorous measures must be used, if you enpect to restore her to health. Divorce her immediately from anything mental so far as memorizing is concerned, then send her to a dancing school, that she may combine exercise with order and melody, and thus* some of her rough edges may be rounded.’— The child—her large eyes opened with wonder and delight—interrupted with dancing school? O, how I’ve longed to go; but mother says it’s wrong, and leads to wickedness.’ What a dilemma for a child ! ‘Did you ever intend your daughter to play the piano, guitar or other musical instrument?’ said I to the mother. ‘0 yes,’ was the answer.— Why,’ I continued, why show such partially to tho upper extremities? the hands are rendered happy as a medium of melody; the feet arc rendered equally happy in the same way.’ A nice evening school received the little girl, who grew in health and harmony every month as she followed the hygienic rules proscribed for her. Dancing is a healthful, beautiful, graceful recreation, and is not responsible for tho abuses that luxury has thrown around it. The vulgarism and the excitements of the ballroom have no more to do with the simple enjoyment of the dance than the rich wines and sumptuous banquets of the gourmand, in whom they induce disease, have to do with the temperate repasts that satisfy the natural wants of the body. [t*'rom the Richmond Wliig.] Patriotic Toast«.    i ' Jefferson used to regard the Fourth of J uly toasts as au iaiallible index of public opinion. But all is changed now. Wc' have no Fourth of July balls, no toasts, no political toasts, no fun,' no merriment, no anything worth thinking of on the the F&urth of July. The railroad whistle has frightened the nymphs of the woods from their favorite haunts. The town is every thing now—the country nothing. It was worth while, under the did system, reading the papeirs for weeks, after the 4th, for the sake, of the toasts.— Some of them were spicy, some personal, and some peculiar. We will give speciitjcns of each ; . “Hon. John Randolph— “Ire flickered the flesh from Johnny 0, And loro thè hide from Eany too.” This was offered by a Jackson man in an adjoining connty, in 1828, in the midst of the bargain, intrigue and corruption excitement. As u specimen of personal, the following will do. It was given ata 4tH of July dinner somewhere in the State New York. To understand the point, it must be remembered that Gov, Root was said at the time to be anything but a disciple of temperance, though we be- ; lieve ho subsequently became so. In- 'i deed, the general impression was, that Gov. Root drank “confounded hard,” “Erastus Root, drunk or sober. A rnm character, and a man of spirits.— His'integrity is fouéJiproof, and his pa- ' triotism sto^r^rers belief.” Under the head of “peculiar” we venture to class the following given in thè State of New York, in 1824^ after a caucus at Albany had nominated William H. Crawford, by a Jackson man, who believed that they had misrepresented their constituents: “Caucusites and Radicals. May their upper lips bo nailefl to their under ones until they whistle through their noses, ‘the voice of tho people , shall»prevail.’” We know not howto class the text.— For want of a better we shall give it the caption of“Queerl”    ^ “The Fair Sex. Brilliant decora-ments that luminates in the diadem of familiarizing intorcourse.’^ .    ’ We will give one more, which was of^ fered by a venerable citizen of a neighboring county, about thirty years ago.—~ It was read and drunk, bnt.the’commit-tce had the bad taste to suppress it, so that it was not published. It may be classed under the head of “Tremendous,” or as Yellowplush would gay, “tremeji-jous;” ‘Here’s to Gen, Jackson and Gen Lafayette, two of the greatest men in *thig country. Here’s wishin’ to’em a long life and a pleasureful one,’ in. thia woirld ^ and the other world to come. Inde- ; pendenco for us all, among the rest here’s to them that we all Ipvtf best.— You young men stand by and think, when we old men was on the very brink of everlasting miscree, oh! come up my young friends, drink and let’s he free, so long as we can agree;” Amen. Got Him Tbere. While a number of lawyers and gentlemen were dining together at Wiscaa-set, a few years ago a jolly son of tho Emerald Isle appeared and asked for dinner. The landlord told him he should dine when the gentlemen were done eating- ‘Let him dine with «us,’ whispered » limb of the law, ‘and we shall have some fun with him.’    * The Irishman took a seat at tho table. ‘You were not born in this country,’ said one. ‘No, sir, I was born in'Ireland.’-‘Is your father living?’ ‘No, sir, he is dead.’ ‘What, is your |)ccupat|on?’ ‘Trading horses.’ ‘Did your father ever cheat any.one while here ?’    ^ ‘I suppose he did cheat many sir.’ ‘Where do you suppose he went to ?’ ‘To Heaven sir.’    - ‘Has he cTieated any one there ?’ ■ ‘Has cheated one I Believe.’ ‘Why did they not prosecute him?’ ‘Because they searched the whole kingdom of Heaven, and couldn’t^find a lawyer.’ This last answer spoilt the whole of the fun in the estimatiQO of the limb of the law.    - The biography of Lord Bacon says; “In tho ninth century, throughout the whole Kingdom of West Saxony, no man could be found who was scholar enough to instruct the young King Alfred, then a child, even in the first elements of reading, so that he was in his twelfth year before he could name the letters of the alphabet.” —‘Have you not mistaken the pew, sir?’ blandly said a Sunday Chesterfield to a stranger who entered it. ‘I beg pardon,’ said the intruder, rising to go out, ‘I fear I have; I took it for a Christians.’ —Cicero said of a man who had plowed up the ground in which his father waa buried, ‘This iy really cultivating the memory of one’s father.’ Terrible Accident in the Schtiyl-kill County Mines.—About noon on Tuesday last, four men and two boys ascended the shaft at the Thomastown colliery, in a car resting on a cag^c.— When withiu a few inches of the top, a pin, upon which the cage rests when at tho top, was pulled out too soon, and the car was not on a level with the platform sufficiently to permit it to be rolled off the cage. , In this position two of the wheels of the car were rolled off the cage; but it was found imposiblo to get the other wheels . ofi’. A signal was then given to tho engineer, who could not see the position of the cago, to hoist a little. Unfortunately, it was hoisted too high ; the car tilted, was freed entriely from the cage, and the next instant, with its freight of precious lives, consisting of four men and two boys, was dashed down the shaft a perpendicular depth of two hundred and forty feet. The remains of the unfortunate men and boys were after the occurreucc, removed to the surface in ashoekingly mutilated condition. Two of the laen killed, named Sullivan and Kenwici), leave families. The other two, cue of whom was uaiued Brennan, v/crc unmarried,---P/ti7. Lcdcr ^yth. Dodgin’ The Hatteb,—The St. Louis papers are telling a good story of an individual who purchased a; hat in a store of a tradesman named Dodgin. The article was procured in the absence of the proprietor, and the purchaser left the store, entirely forgetting (by mistake of course) to pay for the aforesaid “tile.”— The tradesman, upon hearing the facts, started for the levee in hot pursuit pf the delinquent. Upon overhauling him the following scene occurred: , ’ “See here, sir, I wish to epeak with JOB-” “Move on.’’ “I am Dodgin, the hatter.” “That’s my fix.” “I tell you, I am Dodgin, the hatter.” “So am I dodgin’ the hatter too—and very likely we are both of us dogin' the same chap,” The scene ended with a “striking tableau,” in which Mr. Diddle found himself considerably “mixed up” with Dodgin, the hatter. —I have observed that in comedies the best actor plays the droll, whilia some scrub rogue is made a fine gentleman or a hero. Thus it is in tho farce of life. Wise men spend their time in mirth; ’tis only fools who are serious. —Dr. Franklin used to say that rich widows were the only picccs of' Bccond hand goods that sold at prime coft^' • Í \ ;