Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 8, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 8, 1861 Page 1
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VOLUME 57. NEW SERIES. {SHERIFF'S SALE. By Virtue of Sundry writs ofFi Fas, Vend Exponas aud Levari Facias to me directed, there will be sold *t the Court House in the Borough ot" Bedford, on Saturday, the 9th day of February, 1861, at 11 O'clock, A. M., the following described Real Estate, to wit : One tract ot containing 70 acres more or less, about 45 actes cleared ami under fence, with a log dwelling house, log barn and tenant bouse thereon erected, also a small apple oichard thereon, adjoining lands of Henry Imler, William Lamburn, and others, siloate in Union township, Bedford c<>., and taken in execution as the property of Peter Colebaugh. -AtfO- One lot of ground in rne 'I own of Kainsburg, fronting 52$ ieet on Main Street and extending back about IGS feet to lot ot Andrew J. Robbins, with a two story frame dwelling house with back building attached, and small frame thereon erected, adjoining lot of A, J. Robbins on the North and lot of George Vanghen on the South, situate in C'olerain Township, Bedlord County, and taken in execution as the property of William O'Neal. —ALSO— One tract of land consisting of parcels, or tracts of land, contiguous and adjoining, containing 35 acres, more or less, about 10 acres cleared and un der fence, with a log dwelling house thereon, erec ted, alsoayoung peach orehari; 4- apple frees thereon, adjoining lanes of George B. Kay's heirs, George Clapper, Christian Baitzel, and others, situate in Hopewell Town-hip, Bedford county and taken in execution as the property of Preston Butes and Mel lord James. - AI.SO— Two lots cf ground in Sfonerstown, each fron ting 55 teet on ,Matn Street, leading to Saxton and extending back about 150 feet, with a plank bouse with basement story thereon erected, aajoining lot of James Dunn and others, situate in Libei ty Town ship, Bedford County, and taken in execution as the pioperty of Terrence Kinney. —ALSO- One tract of land containing 259 acres, more oj less, about 25 acres cleared and under fence, with a log dwelling house and small stable thereon erec ted, adjoining lands of William Brollier, Joseph W. Tate, Esq., and others, situate in Hopewell town ship, Bedford county, and taken in execution as the property of George Swartz. ALSO— All the undivided third part of seven tiacts of land, warranted in the names of Wijllam Lane, Wil liam Fo rrester, Ceorge Hinish, Francis Johnston Alexamle. Johnston, David Montgomery, and James Hunter, containing about 2300 acres, more or less, situate on Yellow Creek, in Hopewell township, Bedford Consty, and known as the Lemnos Iron, Works property. —ALSO- One tract of land warranted in the name oi Swope, King 4" Co., containing 2371. acres, more or less,situate in said township, and known as the Be.J'ord Forge tract, and taken ra execution as the property of Henry S. King. —ALSO— One part of a tract of unimproved land, contain ing 360 acres, more or less, in the name of Marga ret Diet!, aduuning land in the name of Samuel Diehl ,oti the So ith, Top of Cove Mountain ou the West, Solomon Dieh! o. the North, and Frederick Herring on the V est, m. in Shover'a Valley, Bedford towns! p Be?' - . .<! < aunty, and taken in ex ecution as the * the heirs and legai rep resentatives c. • Wats >n, Dec'd. _ A The uncividr half ~e tract of lend contain ing 2 1 acre- mere or s ss, unimproved, adjoining land of King &, and others. —ALSO— The undivided bail of 19 acres of iar. !, about • acres cleared and under fence, adjoining lauds ot RathmelMVilson and others. ALSO— The undivided half of IGO acres of land, more or less, about 30 acres cleared and under fence, with a log dwelling house thereon erected , a!so an appie orchard thereon, adjoining lands of John P. Ander son and others. -ALSO- One tract of land containing 5 acres, more or I ess, nearly all cleared and under fence, adjoining lands of Kaihmeil Wilson and others, all situite in Broad Top Township, Bedford County, and taken in execution as the property of Lemuel Evans. —ALSO— One tract of land containing 75 acres, more o>e less, about 60 acres cleared and under fence, with a two story log dwelling house ard log stable there on erected, also an apple orchard thereon, adjoin ing lands of Henry Harcleroad ar.-i others, situate in C'olerain Township, Bedford county, and taken in execution as the property of Evelina Harcleroad and William B- Hartzell. -ALSO- One lot of ground tronting about 200 feet on th Bedford and Stoystown Turnpike Road, and ex'en ding bacK about 90 feet, with a story and a half log dwelling house, new frame wagon maker sbopand new frame stable thereon erected, adjoining lands of John W. Scott on the East, W'est and South, sit uate in Bedford township, Bedford county, and ta ken in execution as the property of Andrew J. Eegg. JOHN J. CESSNA, Jan. 18, 18C1. Sheriff. BEDFORD COUNTY, SS. At an Orphans' Court held at Bedford, iu and for the County of Bedford, on the 19th day of November, A. D., 1860, before the Judges of said Court, On motion of G. H. Spang, Esq., the Court grant a rule upon the heirs and legal representatives of Dr. William W. Reed, ate of South Woodberrv township, dec d., to wit : Aaron Reed, William Reed, and Nathaniel P. Reed, all lesiding in Bedford County, to be and appear at rh Orphans' Court, to be held at Bedford, in and for said County, on the 2d Monday, 11th day of February, next, to accept or reiuse to take the leal estate of said Dr. Wrn. W. Reed, at the valua tion, which has been valued and appraised in pursu ance of a Writ of Partition or Valuation issued out of the Orphans' Court of Bedford County, and to the Sheriff of said County, directed, or show cause why the ame should not be sold by order of the said Court. i 1 In testimony whereof, I have hereun \ SEAL j. to set my hand and the seal of said Court ' —\at Bedford,!the 20th day of Nov., iB6O. ATTEST: JOH t N J. CESSNA, SAM'L. H. TATE, Sheriff. Clerit. Jan. 18, 18C1. A TTENTIONT BEDFORD R IFLK —You are hereby ordered to meet for Parade, at the Court House, in Bedford, on Friday the 22d of February, 1861, at 10 o'clock, A.M.,in full Winter Uniform, (wvith Plume.) It is desired by the Bri gade Inspector that there be a full turn out. Very important business will be put before the Company on that occa soin By order of tbe Captain. GEORGE STIFFLER, J*n, 18, ISCI. O. S. 1 REGISTER'S NOTICE. AH persons interested are hereby notified that the following named accoun tarits have filed their accounts in the Register's office of Bedford Count}', and that the same will be presented to the Orphans' Court, in and for said county, on Tuesday, the 12th dsv of February next, at the Court House, in Bedford for confirma tion 1. The account of Henry Bennett, adm'r., of th Estate of Robert Bennett, late of Southampton tp. dec'd. 2. The final account of Joseph B. Noble. Esq., guardian of Alfeid S, Over , minor son of Jacob O ver, late of South YVoodberry township deceas ed. 3. The account of John P. Reed, Esq*, adminis trator of the Estate of John Crisman, late of the State of lowa, dec'd. 4. The final account of Jacob Long, F.x'r., of the last will, fire., of David Long, late of Middle Woodberry tp., dec'd. 5. The account of Jacob Long, guardian of John T. Keagy and Susinnab Keagy now Susannah Ja cobs, of Middle Woodberry township. *3. The acount of Jacob Long, ailm'r., ot the Estate of Elizabeth Long late of Middle Woodberry tp., dec'd. 7. The account of Solomon Williams, adm'r., of the estate of Levi Clark late of West Providence tp., dec'd. 8. The final account of Jacob A. Nicodeoios, F.x'r., of the last will, of Jacob, late of Middle Woodberry, fp., dec'd. 9. The account of John Fickes, guardian of Eli zabeth Barley, formerly Elizabeth Fu-kes, one of the daughters of Valentine Fickes, fUc'd. 10. The account of Peter Bechtel, adm'r. of !ha Estate of Theodore Snowberger, late of South Woodberry t;>., dec'd. 11. The account of William Hammer, one of the executors of the last will, &c., of John Hammer late of Fnion tp., dec'd. 12 The account of John Nycnm, adm'r., of the Estate of William Nycum, late of Monroe township drc'd. 13. The account of Mary Weaverlins;. Execu trix, of the last will, SEC., ot Henry Weaverling, late of West Providence tp., dec'd. 14. The account of Maria Hunt and Samuel Ra 'lebau°h, adtn'rs of ~the estate of Joseph Hunt, late of Cumberland Valley tp. dec'd. Register's Office, ( S. H. TATE, Bedford, Jan.lß,'Gl I Register. 3 IST OF GHA ND J URORS— w Drawn fur February Term, (2d Monday,) 11th day, 1861. A. B. Bonn, Foreman, Ahr iham Bt'Cer, Henry S. Buzzard, Joseph Beegle, James Blac : K urn, Josiah Bruner, Solomon Conn, A. F.ntriken, Esq., Adam Ferguson, Lewis Fyaii, 1 lios. R. Gettvj. Peter F. Piileaa*. Joseph Heckncan, John Hoenstine, John E. Miller, Henry Naugle, John Otto, Thomas A. Piper, Jacob R.-ce, Samuel Sttvers, Philip Snider, John Stitfler, Abraham Smith, John A. Wertz. LIST OF PETIT JURORS. John Burns, George Barthelovv, Samuel Bottom field, Simon Brumbaugh, Daniel Border, William Cornel. Reuben Co'vin, Samuel Cypher . Samuel Da vis, Daniel Fetter, Micbae! Fiuek, Samuel S. Fluc/t- Jacob Hilligas, John Hoiiman, Asa Housare, Jared Hanks, Joseph Imler, William Jones, Joseph Long, Perry Morgart, Henry Moyer, David T. Miller, Jallji Mu V . 11*..J D,n.*ian, I— J— Qii.., Will;, i.. Robison. Henry Rose, Solomon Shrader, Dame! Stone, Samuel Shaler, Peter Steekman, Simon States, Daniel Snider, Job Shoemaker, Tobias Sni der, Benj unin Valentine, John H. Walter. A. J. Woodcock. "H IST OF CAUSES ■Put down for trial at Fc nary Term, (11 day,) 1861. J. C. McLanahan et al use vs. A. J. Snively Eq . Jonathan Carotheis " Alex. Geor"e W rn. A's udiT.'r • H. Kastnn et al h "• ' ' lise " Gideon Hitchew J. L. Hill, et a! " Geo. Troutman et al Dan I. Mean D. Fletcher et al Heniy Reiahart et al Wm. H. Irwin et al Isett, Wis;ton ACo t Hugh McNea! A brier Thompson t. David Stuckey Henry Heit s use Thos. Kensir et al Henry lekes et al u j. Cnssman IV m. L. Clark << David Brallier Henry Conrad <• Patrick Burns et al Henry Reigbart et a | •< Wm. H. ltvin Central Bank of Pa. a F. D. Beegie et al Tbn he-, Rogers if- Co. <• James Drhcvr et al O. E. Shannon's use < Philip Keavy Abraham Skelley Joseph Garber Prothy's Office, j S. H. TATE, Bedlcrd, Jan. IS j Prothonotary. f OUIiT PROCLAMATION. To the Coroner, the Justices of the Pence and Constables in the different Townships in the County of Bedford, Greeting. KNOW YE that in pursuance of a precept to me directed, under the hand and seal of the Hon. FRAYOS M. kLIDIiiLL, President of the several Courts of Common Pieas in the Sixteenth District, consisting of the conn ties of Franklin, Bedford, Somerset and Fulton, and by virtue of his office ofthe Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail delivery for the trial of capi tal and other offenders therein and in the Gene ral Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace; and A. J. SNIVELY & JOHN TAYLOR, Esqs., Judges of the same Court, in the same County of Bedford, You and each of you are hereby re quired to be and appear in your proper persons with your Records, Recognizances, Er.arr;na tions, and other remembrances before the Judges aforesaid, at Bedford, at a Court of Oy r and Terminer and General Jail Delivery and Gene ral Quarter Sessions of the Peace therein to be holden for the county of Bedford, aforesaid, on the 2d Monday of Feb. (being the 11th day,)at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day there and then to do those things to which your several offices appertain. GIVEN under my hand at Bedford, on the 1 Stb clay of January in the year'ofour Lord IS6I. JOHN J. CESSNA, Sheriff. IBfiOTHOxNOrARY'S NOTICE,— * Notice is hereby given that the account of J. YV. Lmgenfel teri Esq., committer of George Owe, a lunatic, has been filed in the Prothonotary's Office, and that the same will be presented to the Court of Common Pleas in and for said county, for confirmation, on Tuesday, the 12th day of February next. Prothy's Office, I *S. H. TATE. January 18, 1861. Proth'y || BANCROFT CO., IMPORTERS & WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FRENCH, GERMAN AND ENGLISH FANCY GOODS, Afo. 330 Market Street, Philadelphia. May 18,'60.-1 yr. | THE QUAKER'S REVENGE. Obadiali Lawson and Watt Dood WTC neigh bors, that is, they lived within half a mile of each other, and no person lived bet ween their respective farms, which would have joined, had not a littie strip of prairie land extended itself sufficiently to keep Ihem separated. Doori was the oldest settler, and from his Vflj||h up had entertained a singular hatred HgatuSPQuakers ; therefore, when he was informed that Law son, a regular disciple of that classed peopie , had purchased the next farm to his, he declared tie would make him glad to move away again.— Accoidingiy. a system of petty annoyances was commenced by him, and every tinie one of Law son's hogs chanced to stray upon Dood'a place, it was beset by men and dogs, and most severe ly abused. Things progressed thus lor nearly a year, and the Quaker, a man of decided peace principles, appeared in no way to resent the in juries received at the hands of his spiteful neighbor. But matters were drawing to a cri sis, for Dood, more enraged than ever at the quiet of Obadiah, made oath that he would do something before long to wake up the spunk ol Lawson. Chance favored his design. The Quaker had a high-blooded I. >, (•:■ filly, ac cording to tfie western modeol speaking,) which he had hee.i very carelui in raising, and which was just four years old. Lawsou took great pride in this animal, and had refused a large sum of money lor tier. One evening, a little after sun-down, as Walt Dood was passing around his Corn fit; Id he dis covered the filly feeding in the little strip of prairie land that sepauted the two farms, and he had conceived tile hellish design of throwing olf two or three rails of his fence, that the hprse mi?ht get into the corn during the night. He did so, and the next morning bright and early, he shouldered his rifle and left the house. Not long after his absence, a hired man whom he had recently employed heard the echo ol his gun, and in a few minutes Dood, considerably exciled and out of breath, came hurrying to the house, where he staled that he ha i shot at and wpunded a buck—that the deer had attacked him, and he had hardly escaped with his life. The story was credited by ail but the rvnvly employed hand, who had taken a dislike to Watt, and trom his manner, suspected that something was wrong. He therefore slipped quietly avvav from the bouse, and going through the field 111 the direct-on ol the shot, lie sudden ly came upon Lawson's filly, stretched upon the earth, with a bullet-hole through the head, Irani which the warm slo .d was still oozing. The animal was warm, and could not have been killed an hour. He hastened back to the dwelling of Dood, who met him in the yard and demanded, somewhat roughly, where he Av tlf, "I've been to see if your bullet made sure work of Mr. Lawson : s filly," was the instant r>. tort. Wa't "palFd lor a moment, but collecting himself, he freely shouted ; "Do you dare to say I killed her ?" "How do you know she is dead ?" replied the man. Dood bit bt lip, hesitated a moment and then turning walked into the house. A couple of days passed bv, and the morning of the third one had broken, as the hired man met friend Lawson, riding in search of his filly. No threat of recrimination escaped him ; he did not even go to law to recover damages, but calmly awaited his plan and tour of tevenge. It came at last. VVatt Dood had a Durham heiter, for which he had paid a heavy pnee, and upon which he counted to make great gams. One morning, just as Obadiah was sitting down, his eldest son came in with the informa tion that neighbor Dood's heifer had broken down Hie fence, entered rhe yard, and after eat ing most cl the cabbages, had trampled the well made beds and the vegetables they contained, out of alt shape—a mischief impossible to re pair. j "And what did thee du with her, Jacob?" j quickly asked Obadiah. J "I put her in the barn-yard ?" "Did thee beat her ?" "I never struck her a blow." "Kighl, Jacob, right ; sit down to thy break fast, and when done eating, I will attend to the heifer." Short 1 y after he had finished bis repast Law son mounted a horse and rode over to Dood's was who sitting under the porch in Iront of his house, and who, as tie beheld the quaker dis mount. supposed he was coming to demand pay for his filly, and secretly swore he would have to go to law for it il he did get pay. "Good morning, neighbor Dood ; how is thy family ?" exclaimed Obadiah, as he mounted the steps and seated himself in a chair. "I have a small affair to settle with thee, this morninsr, and I came rather earlv." "So I supposed," growled Watt. "This morning my son found thy Durham heifer in my garden, where she has destroyed a good deal." "And what did he'do with her demanded Dood, his brow darkening. "What would thee have dune with her, had she been my heifer in thy garden ?" asked O badiah. "I'd shot her, retorted Watt, madly, "as I suppose you have done ; but we are only even. Heifer for filly is only lit for tat." "Neighbor Dood, thou knowest me not, if, thou thinkest I would harm a hair of thy heif er's back. She is in my farm-yard ; not even a blow has been struck her ; she is where thee can get her at any time. I know thee shot my filly, but the evil one prompted thee to do it, and I lay no evil in my heart against my neigh bors. I came to tell thee where thy heifer is, and I'll go home." Obadiah rose from his chair, and was about to descend from the steps, when he was stopped by Walt, who hastily asked : "What was your filly worth ?" Freedom of Thought and Opinion. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, FERUARY 8,1861. | "A hundred dollars is wtiat I asked for her," i replied Obadiah. | '*Wait a moment and Dood rushed into , the bouse, from whence he soon returned, hold ing some gold in his hand. "Here's the price •of your filly ; and hereafter let there be pleas . antness between us." ; Obadiah mounted his horse and rode home with a lighter heart, and from that day to this Dood has been as good a neighbor as any one could wish to have—being completely relorm . <-' d by the returning good for evil. PETER CAHTURIGHT. j A remarkable character was Peter Cart ; wright. He was a great anti-slavery man and ; s'ruck right and left to all who opposed him.— j One day, on approaching a ferry across the riv er Illinois, he heard the ferryman swearing terribly at the sermons of Peter Cart wright, and threatening that if ever he had to ferry the preacher across, and knew him he would drown 'him in the river. Peter, unrecognized, said to \ the ferrvman : "Stianger, I want you to put mp across." "VVait till I am ready," said the lerryman, and pursued his conversation nod strictures up on Peter Cart wright. Having finished, he turned to Prter and said : "Now I'ii put you across." On reaching the middle of the stream JPeter threw i,is horse's bridle over a stake in. the boat, and told the ferryman to let go of his puie. "What for?" asked the ferryman. "Well, you have just been using my name improper!ike ; and said if ever I came this wav you would drown me. Now you've got a chance." "I? your name Peter Cartwright ?" asked the ferryman. '•My name is Peter Cartwright." Instantly the ferryman seized the preacher ; but he"did not know Peter's strength ; for Pe ter instantly seized the ferryman, one hand on the nape of his neck and the other at the seat of his Dowsers, and plunged bun in the water, saying ; "I baptize thee (splash) in the name ot the devil, whose child thou art." Then lifting him up, Peter added : "Did you ever pray !" "No." "Then it's time you did." ''l never will," answered the ferryman. Splash! ard (he ferryman is in the depths again. "Will you pray now ?" asked Peter. The gasping victim shouted : "I'll do anything you bid me." "Then follow me : 'Our Father which art in Heaven," SUA Having acted as clerk, repeat i it *• -■ r J'/ terrvman cried : j "Now let me go " "Not vet," said Peter, "you must make three promises : —First, that you will repeat that i prayer morning and evening as long as you live ; secondly that you will hear i every pioneer preacher that comes within five miles ot this ferry ; and tnirdly, that you will put every Methodist preacher over free of ex -1 perrse. Do you promise and vow 1" 1 "I do," said the ferryman. And strange to say, that man after wards be came a shining light. ONLY THINK OF IT- It is cutious, says the Hartford Times, to see the bitter old enemies of Gen. Jackson, with | one accord, suddenly vieing with each other in the noisy parade of their alleged love and | honor of thp old hero. This love, if real, has been carefully hidden until now. The hills of New England echo with the reverberation of cannon tired in "honor of Jackson," and the Black Republicans take pains to inform the public 'bat they are having a hand in it. Of Massachusetts action, continues the Times: • "This Massachusetts Governor, like the great bulk of his party; comes from the old anti- Jackson stock, anil thousands of those who now act with hitn were engaged in propagating the "coffin-band-bill" slander and other lies fabri cated to injure the General in the days of his political activity. Were the old man living | now on earth he would talk in thunder tones ito the Northern Nullifiers who pass laws to obstruct the execution of the Fugitive Slave j Ac', and who are acting in concert at Wash ington with the extreme fire-eating Disunion ; ists. Such politicians presume, for party effect. Ito "hurrah for Jackson!" The idea is enough, j one would think, to make the old Hero's bones ! move in their coffin." POLICY OF ELECTIONS.—I was reading Gov ! ernor 's message to my Uncle Toby, ana when I got through that part where he speaks | of the evil effects oi employing money on our i elections, the old gentleman smiled and related | the following anecdote ; "It put me in mind," said he, "of a young ; clergymen I [once knew, many years since, who preached ari eloquent sermon, in the course of which he took occasion to remark on the im propriety of spending the evenings of the Sab bath in social visits—a custom as he said, verv ! common among 'young men. You remember the sermon, Trim ?" "Oh yes, your honor, perfectly well," said the corporal, "and the clergyman, too ; he was a sedate looking man, and wore spectacles." "Well, as J was saying," continued my un cle, "fie had been preaching against the evil of j going to see the girls 011 Sunday evening, |when alter service he took nie by the arm—Come, i let us go to the deacon's and spend the evening with his daughters." "How," cried I, with much surprise, "is it possible you can make ; such a proposal to me after the sermon you've j just concluded ?" "Pshaw !" said he, "I only made those remarks in order that we might have the better chance ourselves." I O"0ur bilious contributor says the ladies •1 wear rd stockings because they are driven to extremities for a blush. NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE "WiIIiam, dear, William," said the wile with a worid ot affection in her eyes. "Speak,.heavenly charmer," replied the new husband, returning with interest the expressive glance of his spouse. "Dear William !" "Adored Eliza!" "Sweet flatterer!" "Angelic creature." "Dear, dear William, pardon me—but do you Hunk a short walk would hurt us, as the divine Willis says V' "I fear lovjiest ol thy sex, that you may be fatigued." Fear not, dearest "Heavenly emanation—bright dream of my precarious existence—but 1 cannot help fear iog." . - I "Sweet William." "Celestial Eliza ." Here ihey jell to violent kissing, which las ted about fifteen minutes. Almost breathless the lady exclaimed : "VV illiarn, dear William, why are you so sweet { Oh, this joy, the testacy of ]wedded bliss. Best oeioved will you ever love me thus !" "By yonder fearful—l say tremendous—orb I swear ;" he exclaimed, pointing to ttie set ting sun. "And as a memento of our wedding day, you will yeariy biing ir.e here—will \uu, ciierrsh- i ed idol ?" "Yes, my only pet—my life— my love—! will bring you here eveiy year—if my capital , holds out !" "Ah ! bravest and best of thy noble sex, j talk not of capital ra tins, our hour of hiiss." How much longr they talked toe writer can- : not say, for he was called away at tins mo- j merit to welcome some friends from Maryland. I But he is firmly of the opinion that none but, married folks know what real happiness is.— j While the above happy couple were talking l be felt as if immersed in molasses, and every j thing since has looked, felt, and smelt sweet. ' INDIAN ANECDOTE. Years ago, when the copperrfaced natives had mingled with the whites just long enough ' to contuse their ideas of propriety, when Jurfo-e ' Johnson held court on the banks of the Mo- J hawk, Big john ,a prince of the royal family j ol Kmikiuick, was arraigned, tried and convic ted of the larceny of a jug of fire-water. Ac cording to the laws in operation at that roman tic period, Big John was sentenced to pay a fine ot five dollars, which was duly forked over. Whereupon the abopginal culprit was informed ' that he was at liberty logo. John gathered his blanket around turn and approached the Judge, and OemanN-u a receipt lor his c., dollars. "There's no occasion for a receipt, John," said the Judge, "you'll never be called on to pay it again." "Ugh! big Indian steal whisky—pay five dollars—want um receipt." "We don't give receipts here, John." But the son of the forest was not to be cheat ed. He bored the clerk, sheriff, and every one connected with the court, until the Judge"con cluded to give him a receipt to get rid of him. He called him up to the bench, and said; "John, if you tell me what you want with a receipt, I'll give you oue." Ujion which the red man delivered himself as follows: "Big John die one of these davs. He go up to heaven— knock at the gate. Peter say, 'Who knock at the gates of heaven?" 'Big John.' 'John, you pay for that wh.skv you stole?' 'Yes.' 'Shove the receipt under the gate, John.' Then Big John have to go hunt all through hell to find Judge Johnson and get a receipt." 'HOW JUDGE JI-HELPCD TO UNLO.II) A STEAMBOAT. A friend of ours,, who was an eye witness to the tact, related to us an amusing circumstance which occurred while Judge H presided on the bench in this district. On a peculiar occasion alter his appointment business called him to Liberty, and while there meeting with some of his old associates at the bar, got into a.convivial mood which lasted sev eral days, and on going out he looked rather the worse tor wear. In crossing the river at Ow en's landing, there was a boat discharging freight, and in great haste lor lear another boat, then just hove in sight, would pass them. The clerk sang out "I say oid man can't you lend the men a hand in taking off that load ol furniture? I'll pay you well lor so doing, and 'double filly 1 in the bargain." "0 yes," said the Judge, "always ready to help in time of need." "Then turn in and be quick," said the clerk. The first thing was a marble top bureau, go ing off the plank, the Judge slipped, and the clerk roared out "There now, throw that inj the river ; will vqu ! "Certainly," said the Judge, and giving it a kick with the order, over it went. "Helloo ! what's that for ?" said the clerk. "I always obey orders when I work fur a man ?" "Leave," said the clerk. "Agreed," said the Judge. "Who is that man ?" asked the clerk. A bystander remarked "that is Judge H - of the ntth Judicial District of Missouri." "Let go that line," said the clerk, • and the boat put into the stream at its highest speed. FULL VALUE.—A worthy Dutchman lately sued his neighbor for killing a dog. In the course of bis examination, the Dutchman being asked what was the value of the dog, replied, "Ash for ter dorg, he was wurt shust nothing at all ; but as he vas so nrean as to kill him, I ' swear I makes him pay te full value of hitn." WHOEE \OBER, 2043, TEN VACANT SEATS'. There are now ten vacant seats in ' the Sen ate of the United States, including those of the two members from Georgia— seats made vacant by the retirement of the Senators from the se ceding States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. SecPS3io is no longer made the bwbject of unseemly jest or of mocking ridicule. It is now looked unon as a thing ol seriousness and gravity. A few days more and this seriousness will be increased for Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana will soon tread in the footsteps of those we have named, But there wilf be cause iadeed for seriousness when the remaining seven States shall ! take their final departure, be/ore the fourth of j March. H hat a practical commentary is this upon the incompetency, selfishness and fanaticism of the Black Republican leaders, in and out of Congress ! Affecting or feeling incredulity as j to the warnings candidly given by the SoLth : em States, they have up to hi 3, the eleventh ; hour, obstinately, foolishly, wickedly refused to make a single effort to restore harmony and j tosave the Union. States that could have been saved to us by conciliatory measures, have , one alter another gone out from this once hap j ry sisterhood of States : to seek that harmony | and security which have been refused to them jin the present Uuion. Valuing the Chicago ; platform above the Constitution BDd the Union i the Republican party adheres to that platform i at the expense of an empire of fifteen States. From every quaiter of the country appeals have gone to the Republican leaders at Wash ington to save the Union. They have turned a dtaf ear to them. Propositions of adjust ment have been tendered by our ablest citizens, but only to be rejected. The public mind of the country has been stimulated to an extraordi nary degree of activity in the patriotic effort to originate some satisfactory mode of settlement, and plan alter plan ha 3 been eliminated only to be scoffed at by the men who brought our troubles upon us. Adhering with blind obstina cy to their parry platform, the> have at last brought this country, if not to despotism, to the brink of it. I hey jare themselves compelled lo acknowledge the danger which they so lone denied. They feel it, they know it, because rt is visible and palpable to all. They fold their arms and coolly talk about coercion, as if civii war would heal the wounds they have inflic ted. Our own opinion is that tbey cannot hold out much longer. The force of events, the uprising of the masses, the indignation the people, will compel them to change thei'r reck less policy. This gives u encouragement. But will they change their fatal policy in time to save the Union ? We shall hope" for the but wj caiiut gloomy forebodings. Pennsylvamnn. A KNOTTY CASE. —Not many years ao-o, a man appeared 10 Court, whether as plaintiff, defendant, or witness, tradition does not inform us. Be this as it may, the following dialogue ensued— ' 'What is your name, Sir V Mv name is Knott MartiD, your honor.' 'Well, what is it V 'lt u Knott Martin.' 'Not Martin again. We do not ask you what your name is not , but what it is. No contempt of court, sir.' 'lf your honor will give me leave. I will spell mv name.' 'K-u-ott Knott, Mar Mar, t-i-n—Knott Mar tin.' 'Oh, well, Mr. Martin—we see through it, now, hut it is one of the most knotty cases we have had before us for some tirfle.' How OLD ARE WE TO-DAY?—TWO old ladies, who we know to be of the same age, had the same desire to keep the real number concealed; one, therefore, used always upon a New Year's day, to go to the other and say, "Madame, I am come to know how old we are to be this year." MISER'S C HARITY— An illiterate person who always volunteered to "go round with the hat," but was suspected of sparing his own pocke't, overhearing once a hint to that effect, replied', "Other gentlemen puts down what they think proper, and so do I. Charity's a private con cern, and what I give is not/iing to nobody: 1 Paddy's description of a fiddle cannot be beat . It was the shape of a turkey and size of a goose ; be turned it over on its" back, and rubbed its belly with a stick ; and # och, by St. Patrick, how it did squale. "I'll teach you to pitch and toss! I'll flog you for an hour, I will." "Father," in stantly replied the incorrigible, as he balanced a penny on his thumb and finger, "I'll toss you to make it two hours or nothing." KF""Porter," asked an old lady of a rait way porter, "when does the nine o'clock train leave *' "Sixty minutes past eight, mum," he replied. was a silver wedding at Milwau kie, lastiweek, at which thp husband surprised the wife with a present of£loo,ooo, in real es tate and stocks. !TF"Mrs. Part ngioti says she has noticed that whether floi r was dear or cheap, she had invariably to pay the : ame money lur half a dollar's worth. Gentlemen whosmoke allege.that it makes them calm and complacent. They tell us that the more they fume the less they fret. 0T" It i* a pleasant thing- to see roses and lilies glowing upon a young lady's cheek, but a bat! sign to see a man's face break out into blossoms. HF* "Why did Adam bite me apple?" said a schoolmaster to one of his pupils. ,l Jlecause 1 he had no knife," replied the urchin. VOL. 4. NO. 26.

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