BY JOHN H. CHRISTY,
IMTOI AND norillTOI.
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i~»didalea will be charged R5 for announcements,
-and obituary nnticeseieeeaingalx lines in length will
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Whoa the aamber of insertions isnot markedon and
adrortMeaent. it will be pnbUsbed till forbid, and
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'Ruemsover the Store of Wilson A Veal. Jsn3
PITNER k ENGLAND.
Wholesale A Retail Dealersin
HARDWARE, SHOES AJfD BOOTS,
April 5 Athens, Ga.
•MOORE k CARLTON,
SILTt, FANCY AND STAPLE GOODS.
HARDWARE AND CROCKERY.
April No. 3. Granite Row, Athena, Ga.
LUCAS & BILLUPS,
WHOLESALE AJfD RETAIL DEALERS IJf
GROCERIES, HARDWARE, Ac. ,fcc.
No. 2, Broad Street. Athens.
WILLIAM G. D1
Odea oral the «or»ot Wat M. Horton A Son
Will attend promptly to all busineseentrnst
•d to his.cure. Athene, April 6
*WILLIAM N. WHITE,
WHOUCSAIE ANU 2KTA1L
/BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
JtmiJfnMpmpermmd Magazine j$gau.
MUSIC and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
LAKTS. VINE CUTLERY, FANCY GOODS, AC.
No. t, College Avenue, Newton IIou*e. Athens, Ca
alga of “ White's University Book Store.”
Orders promptly filled at Augusta rates.
T. BISHOP k SON,
Wholesale and Retail Gocers,
April 6 No. 1, Broad street, Athens.
SUMMEY & JONES,
GROCERIES. HARDWARE. STAPLE-
1DRYGOODS. STOVES. IRON, CAST
INGS. CROCKERY-WARE, &c.
iWf* Corner of Broad and Wall streets,
Athena, Ga August 1C, 1865.
.11. JONES. r. A. Sl'.YMEV.
JAMES M. ROYAL,
B AS removed his shop to Mitchell’s old
Tavern, one door east of Grady A Nich
olson’s—where he keeps always on hand a
general assortment of articles in hisline, and
is always ready to fillordersinthe best style.
Jan 26 i f
COLT & COLBERT,
A DEALERS IN
STATflE DRY GOODS,GROCERIES
’.No. 9 Granite Row Athens, Ga.
JAMES I. COLT. | WM. C. COLBERT.
t rnHE subscribers are prepared to fill orders
X tor all kinds of
'Spokes for Carriages and Wagons,
Xiao, at the same establishment we manufac
tore all kinds of
only naedin our cotton factories. All
,doM aa good and cheap as can be had from
•the North. Address,
P. A.SUMMEY & BRO. Athens,Ga.
who will attend to all orders, and the ship-
Pi»* of the same. March, 1864.
SLOAN & OATMAN,
Italian, Egyptian Jc American
AND MAST TENNESSEE MARBLE.
OleanmenU, Tombs. Urns and Vases; Marble
Mantels and Furnishing Marble*
J3TAD erdara promptly filled.
«T Refer to Mr. Res: Crane. juneld
P. W, LUCAS,
I S now receiving a large anpply or all kinds
of goods suited to the market:
Consisting in part, of
Ladies’ Dress Goods,
Rich Striped and Plaid Dress Silks.
Rich Black Silks in Plaids and Moise An
Plain colored Silks for Mantillas,
Plain Black Silks and Series,
Bonnet Silks, Lining Silks and Bonnet
Rich Satin Striped Cashmeres ; Rich Fig
ured and Striped French DeLaines, from 25
to 100 yd.; Plain French and English Meri
Doe* of all colors* Handsome Plaid Woolen,
for childrens’ wear ; Solid colored Cloths
and Flnnnelaof all kinds for Ladies’ Clonks,
with Galloons and Trimmings to match:
French Cambrics and Calicoes; French,
English and American Ginghams. AUkii ds
of Cloths. Casitneres and Vestings.
Blankets, Kerseys and heavy Woolens;
Fine Bed Blankets;
Quilts, Counterpains and Sheetings;
A large lot of lush Linens, and all kinds
of Long Cloth ;
Carpetings, Mattings. Rugs and Floor
Bonne's. Rihons, Laces, Embroideries.de.;
Gloves. Hosiery. Net 8birts. Ac.;
All kinds of White and Red Flannels;
HATS.CAPS, BCOTS’aud SHOES
of nil kinds ;
Raddles, Bridles. Martingales, Ac.;
All kinds of Hardwnre and Cutlery ;
Tanner’s Todls ; Carpenter’s and Smith’s
Bolting Cloths, warranted o' the best
Blasting Powder and Safety Fuse for well-
diggers and miners. All of which he offers
at the lowest market prices, either for cash
or approved credit.
C OCOA Basse, Gelatine,
Salad Oil, Mustard, Capers,
Lemon Syrups and Macaroni,
For sale low by T. BISHOP & SON.
'October 25, .1865.
M Y littlePlnntntion containing 100 acres,
more or less, about 5 miles from Athens
on the road leading to “ Nowhere,” and on
the waters of Little Sandy Creek. Well
situated, with well and spring, and other
wise well improved. Persons wishing to
purchase would do well to call soon, or they
might miss a bargain.
Also, can be bought of the subscriber a
three seaed. second hand Rockaway, suit jd
for travelling or general purposes of a
Nov. 1855,4 ti.
AGENTS! AGENTS 1 AGENTS!
P ERSONS accustomed to procure subscri
bers for hooks. Magazines &c, or get up
clubs for uewspnpers. are requested to send
ns their names and address, and we will for
ward them, free of charge, a specimen number
of a publication for wliich they will find ready
sale; and we will nllow them a commission of
50 per cent, for their services-
. J. BRADFORD A BROTHER.
No. S Courtland at.. New York.
FRESH FISH AND
T HE Subscriber is receiving daily supplies
of fresh Oysters in the shell, and Black,
and other descriptions of Fish. Families
supplied at moderate prices.
In the rear of the Express office, he has
opened a neat and well-furnished Saloon at
which Fresh OysteTS can be had at all hours,
from day-light until 2 o’clock at night. Those
who wish to enjoy the luxury ofa plate of
fresh Oysters, served up in good style, and
atn quiet, orderly place, wilt d well to call.
Nov22 T. M. LAMPKIN.
T) ABRRY’S Tricopherus, Lyon’s Kathairon.
I) HaueH’s Eau Lustrale, Lubin’s Extracts,
Brown Windsor, T T ymph and other Soaps,
a White, Pearl and Flesh Powders,
k Balls and Alabaster,
Fresh Pomades, Rose and other Hair Oils,
A full supply of Perfumes aod Cosmetics,
generally, just received bv
Nov22 WM. N. WHITE, at the Corner
W. G. DELONY,
ATTOBHEY AT LAW,
"TXT! LL give hisspecial attention to collect*
XV iag, and to the claims of all persous en
titled to Land Warrants, under the latr
County Land Bill of the last Congress.
0T Office on Broad Street over the store
•of I. M. Kenney,
P ERSONS desirous of procuring Hue wines
•f every description, can do so by calling
at Combs A Co’s. Express Office. Also can
be found the best article of Porter and Ten
vssal’s Doable Strong Ale, Also on hand
Lomgmortk'e celebrated Catovba Wine.
A LL persons indebted to me by note or
accounts, are respectfully requested to
call and settle n
re respectfully requested t
op. D. N. JuDSON.
A LL persons indebted to the undersigned
' are hereby requested to make immediate
■payment. All notes and accounts unpaid the
1st of January next, will be placed in the
s of an officer for collection.
LYLE, COMER <fc HAMPTON.
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE ! X
One Tonsand Prizes on hand!
By Authority of the State of Georgia
Fort Gaines Academy
Unparalled Scheme foi December!
To be drawn Dec. 24th , 1855, in the City
of Atlanta, when Prizes amounting to
0= $30,000 «£3)
Will he distributed according to the follow
ing inimitable Scheme. If yon draw the
lowest Prize you get the cost of your ticket,
without deduction, and remember every
Prize is drawn at each drawing. Lcok at
it 1 One Prize to every Ten Tickets! 1
CAPITAL PRIZE $10,000!!
Let therefore, every man having a due
regard to the replenishing of his purse attend
to it, and forward his order immediately for
Let those now buy, who never bough before,
And those who always bought now buy the
But to the Scheme. Look at it—scan it
well—count your chances, and ask your
self if you can withstand the inducement
now offered. Read ! Road 1
ONLY TEN THOUSAND NUMBERS !
Tickets. $5, Halves, f2-50, Quarter, $125.
SAMUEL SWAN, Agent and Manager,
. Atlanta Ga,
Nov. 29,1865. Q
Of all descriptions, for sale by
or sale by
1 Prize of
2 Prizes of
amounting to W
For the Southern Watchmra.
Thin* absence deeply grieves me, love—
Then hasten back to me;
Oh, come to your old home again,
From o'er the dark bine sea.
How great the changes since yon left 1
And this lone heart of mine
Of all its pleasures is bereft—
Say is H so with tbinel
Thou art my thoughts both day and night,
My dreams are all of thee.
And in imagination strong
They wonder o’er the ea.
1 watch the floating clouds above,
At twilight’s lonely hoar,
Aod every twinkling star, beloved,
Sends forth a magic power.
That aids me in my fancy bright.
And doth my thoughts entrance:
But while I gaze, before my eyes
Thine image seems to glance.
Athens, Go. GERTY.
AN OLD STORY.
Once upon a time a maiden
Sat beneath a hawthorn tree,
A nd her lover close beside her.
Fairer, sweeter than the blossom
Hanging OTsr her, was she,
And her heart within her bosom
Throbbed am! glowed tumultuously.
Bolh were young, and fond, and foolish
Neither rich, the story goes,
Ma wasprond and Pa was mulish,
Great their love and g eat their woes.
So they kissed, and wept, and parted,
Swearing ever to be true.
Died the maiden broken hearted ?
Was the lover faithlnl tooj
Pshaw! she wed a wealthy banker,.
(Rumor whispered she was sold.)
And no city dames outrank her,
With her pockets fall of gold;
Qneen at every ball and party.
Decked with lace and jewels rare,
Looking fresh and very hearty
Reigns the victim of despair.
He—confound the little fellow—
Took a widow twice his years,
Ftft and forty, ripe and mellow,
With, a brace of little dears ;
Big plantation, servants plenty,
Splendid mansion, pomp and ease,
Cured tbe boyish love of twenty—
That uncurable disease 1
Learn ftom this—ye doati-'g lovers—
In your anguish not to bleak
Anything of greater value
Than the promises you make.
Breasts were made to put in motion
Blood that otherwise would cool,
Pleasure, profit and promotion.
Graduate Cupid’s school.
ATHENS, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 1855.
A correspondent of the Kentucky
Statesman gives the following sketch of
an old citizen in Pulaski county, named
Elijah Deny, who is, perhaps, the
oldest man in Kentucky : *
“He was 118 years of age on the 10th
of Sept., and is as active as many men of
40. He works daily upon a farm, and
throughout his whole life he has been an
early riser. He informed the writer that
he had never drank hot one cup of coffee,
and that was in the year 1848. He serv
ed seven years in the war of the revolu
tion, and was wouned at the siege of Sa
vannah and at the battle of Eutaw
Springs; he has also present at the battles
Camden, King’s Mountain and Monk’s of
Corner. He served under Col. Horry
and Col. Marion, and was an eye witns-s
of the sufferings and death of Col Isaac
Huvne, of South Carolina, an early vie
tim of the revolution.
STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTI
The Savannah Journal & Courier
of the 17th inst contains an article which
meets our entire views upon this subject.
We extract a portion:
IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
Quite unexpectedly we have a copy
of a Bill introduced into the Legislature,
(by whom we know not.) the object of
which according to its title, “is to provide
for common school education in the
several counties of this State.” We
thank the author of it for what he has
done, be the fate of his endeavor what it
may. With the thousands and tens of
thousands (we blush to say how many)
grown white persons iri Georgia, who can
neither read nor writejwith this fearful
number not diminishing but daily aug
menting—the chief concern of the Leg
islature thus far* in the business of edu
cation, appears to have been to furnish
those who have already finished an
academic course, with facilities for study
ing Law and Medicine, and accomplish
ing themselves in the foreign languages.
We are glad to see that our cotempo
rary has taken up the cudgels, which he
knows so well how to use, in this matter.
We are aware that to speak thus subjects
one to the censure of pandering to popu
lar prejudice and error. We despise as
much as any one this prate about aristo
cracy, with which the public ear is wont
at all times to be filled, but common
justice demands that if the' people’s
money is to be expended in the cauie
of education—and we know of none
more worthy—instead of appropriating
$200,000 to perfect a few young gen-
t’emen in the classics, it be * applied to
the support ofa system at which all who
contribute to its support may enjoy the
benefits. Farther, we hold that as a
State institution the common school
system has claims manifestly superior to
that of any other. What the State most
requires is an educated people. Let
those who have the time, the money or
the talent to make learning a vocation
pursue it upon their own responsibility.
These will, in most instances* be amply
repaid for all benefits conferred by them
We have no fear that the State will
ever want men to conduct the lead in
science, politics and literature, but what
we do fear aird must sincerely deplore
is, that the people will not be able to
judge .of or properly regulate the actions
of these. A system by which the com
munity would be taught to appreciate
literature, would do far more for its pro
motion than twenty great State uni
versities. The condition of the rulers
will always be in accordance with the
condition of the people. Nothin" so
well as wise associates to make wise
We have not seen a copy of the bill re
ferred to in the above extract, and are
therefore ignorant of its provisions
We do hope that it contains nothing
about “ poor schools.” That plan has
been thoroughly tried, and has proven a
hopeless failure. It was a great error in
the first place to imagine that the Ameri
can people would submit to the separa
tion and distinction of classes which that
plan recognizes. The title however,
leads us to hope that it is based upon the
broad democratic principles of the * com
mon school system,” which has been
adopted and successfully practised in
many States of the Union where all the
youths of the country may receive the
rudiments of an English education. If
this be the case we have no fear of its
success; and though the present Legis
lature did nothing else during the entire
session than pass such a bill, we would
award it the palm of superior merit over
all of its predecessors.
AN OLD EDITOR’S EXPERIENCE.
My long experience as publisher and
editor has convinced me that it is a po-
_ sition of -great responsibility ; that it is
| He i s sprightly j impossible to please everybody ; that it
and active, and would be taken at any I * s 1° conduct it in such a way as to
time to be a man of middle age. Heis' have a conscience void of offence
a strict member of the Baptist Church, ; towards God and man; that industry,
and rides six miles to every meeting of j economy, preservance and self-reliance
his church. He has four sons and five . are surest helpers ; that woman s
daughters, all living—the oldest being work, it is never done, every hour has
now in his 78th and the youngest in his i its appropriate work; and that it requires
51st year. Such is a brief sketch of this ; a strong bod .J in order to live long in
aged soldier and republican who is, per- such treadmill work. Editors shoul
baps* the only surviving soldier of Fran- kind and courteous to each oth
The Indianapolis Journal gives the
following account of a lady residing in
Paris, Tennessee. Her example is
worthy of imitation, not so much as re
gards the extraordinary fecundity she
has herself exhibited, as tbe generous
conduct she has manifested towards
those not of her own blood. We are
sorry that we cannot give her name in
full. The matron in question is a Mrs.
D , now eighty-seven, years old.
She had twenty-three living children,
and prayed to the good Lord to give her
one more, to make the round and goodly
number of two dozen. Besides these,
she has raised fourteen orphan children.
She has educated thirty—her own and
a portion of the orphans and for many
years sent nineteen children to school
in Paris, and their dinners with them.—
She says that none of those she has
reared and educated have ever disgraced
her or themselves. The gir]$ have all
married well, and are rich. The boys
have all done well—one of her orphan
proteges has been in Congress, and
several others in the State Legislature;
there are sundry colonels, dec. among
them, and all are highly respectable.
General Jackson once went to ljear a
noted backwoods preacher, named Cart
wright. discourse, and one of the parish
ioners, as he entered the church, whis
pered in the ear of the orator: ‘The- old
Hero is in the congregation, lay aside
your bluntness to-day. Cartwright, who
was never known to whisper, exclaimed
aloud, ‘Who cares for General Jackson?
He’ll go to hell as quick as any other
man, if he don’t repent. He preached
with his usual bluntness and in the thun
dering tones of his native eloquence,
which ever and anon made his hearers.
Tbe sermon being over, a gentleman
asked Gen. Jackson what he thought of
*that rough old fellow,to which he replied.
Sir, give roe twenty thousand of such
men and I’ll conquer the world, includ
ing tbe devil.
AT THE TUB.
You need not blush, dear madam, if we
have caught you in the suds. It gives
us more joy to see one wring dirt out of
a pinafore than to hear her ring music
out of piano forte, or melodeon.
We have known ladies—as they call
themselves—to be in a terrible state of
feeling when a stranger called and they
were not dressed up “to the teeth” to
receive him. They would turn red or
pqle, and be at their wit’s ends to know
what to do; and sometimes—we will tell
the truth—sometimes they have been
wicked enough to send word to the door
that they were not in.
We must speak against such pride,
and that wrong feeling which prompts
young women to give out the impression
that they never wash, or mend the holes
in the heels of their stockings.—Not a
fig would we give for such girls! What
are they good for but to keep in a glass
case and look at ? A man who chooses
such for a companion will rue the day of
his choice, and repent in dust and ashes.
Sure there are hindrances enough to
usefullabor without being ashamed of it,
or pretending to be 1
Loveliness.—It is not your dress
your expensive shawl, or gold ringed fin
gers that attracts the attention of the
men of sen?e. They look beyond these.
It is your character they study. If you
are trifling and loose in conversation—
no matter if you are as beautiful as an
angel—you have no attraction for them.
It is the true loveliness of your nature
that wins and continues to retain the af
fection of the heart. Young ladies miss
it who do not labor to improve their
minds. Fools may be won by gewgaws
and fashionable, showy dresses, but the
wise and substantial are never caught by
such traps. Use pleasant and agreeable
language, and, though you may not be
courted by a fop, the good and truly
great will love to linger in your pre
EDITING A PAPER.
It is a somewhat curious fict that a
vast number of men who are utterly
incapable of managing their own busi
ness or any other, still think that they
perfectly understand that of an editor's,
and regard themselves as under a spe
cial mission to give the latter the benefit
of their views on all occasions. It is
singular, but there are very many who
really seem to sincerely believe that
writing comes by nature—that the edi
tor is without this endowment, and that
they ought iu Christian charity to help
him out._ Could some of these self-
alected censors be put into harness for
a while and realize what it. incans to be
a mental engine under a perpetual press
of intellectual steam, they would possi
bly change their views of the case with
which they would knock off a little arti
People who think that editing a paper
is pleasanter diversion than digging
cellars by moonlight, or lugging bricks
up a four story building in a hot July’s
sun. may profit by the following sensi
ble remarks from the editor of the Bed
ford (Vermont) Gazette;
“ It is not so easy a task to write for
8 newspaper as people suppose. A man
may be a good scholar, a profound think
er, a vigilant observer of passing events,
without being able to write for a news
paper. The power of writing a leader
for a newspaper is a tact which few
possess, and which we have known ma
ny. with all their learning and diligence,
unable to acquire. It requires a large
amount of information on various sub
jects, and a readiness of application that
must never beat fault, or the writer will
fail. For remember, the editor is always
writing against time, and the inexorable
printer must have copy, and that there
is no time to revise and amend ; but as
slip after slip is written, the * devil’
snatches it away, and one half is usually
set up in print before the other half is
written. This exacts a decision of
thonght and a faculty of writing, which
like poetry, seems rather a gift of nature
than an acquired faculty.”—Phil. Bui-
pointed Pickpocket—'“Well if this aimt
mean! Here’s this feller been agoin’ about
with this here yaller chain, and when I
pulls it out—there’s no watch on the end
of it. The conduct of these flashy clerks
is enough to break the heart of a poor
feller like me, who has to depend on his
trade for a livin’.”
baps, tbe only surviving i
cis Marion, Sumpter and Horry.”
AN IMPORTANT BILL.
Judge Cone, the learned and indefa
tigable Senator from Greene, brought
forward a bill to authorize persons to sub
mit all cases at issue to arbitration. The
bill proposes that each party shall choose
one arbitrator) and these two choose a
third; that these three have power to
compll the attendance of witnesses, to
administer oaths, and to compel witnesses
to testjfv before them; that when the
arbitjators have made their award, it
stance entered on the minutes of the
Superior Court, and shall have the force
aftd «*ffectof a judgment or decree of the
Court, and be enforced in the same way.'
It appears to us that this is one of the
most important movements towards pre
venting litigation that has ever been
made in Georgia. We hope tbe bill
will pass; and if it does, we believe that
full three fourths of the pecuniary diffi
culties between neighbors will be settled
by arbitration.—Fed. Union,
Why should ladies make better traders
and peddlers than men ? Because they
never get shooed.
avoiding personalities and abuse, treat
each other as brethren, and allow others
the same right which they claim for
themselves. Every publication influ
ences thousands of minds, and that influ
ence should be salutary for time and
The improvements in printing within
seventy years have been great. The
screw press and the sheepskin balls are
superseded by the power press and the
roller; but type setting is still done by
human hands, and editorials must still
be conceived by human heads. _ May
those hands and heads, now usefully
and honorably employed, be amply re
munerated by a consciousness of doing
good, and a well-filled purse, before old
age incapacitates them for enjoyment,
and the public forget their unwearied
services; and then may the “rest”
above be the reward of all your toil!
An Irishman giving his testimony in
one of our courts, a few days since, in a
riot case, said, “Be jabers, the first man
I saw coming at me when I got up, was
two brickbats !”
CORN IN THE EAR, . '
An Irishman tells the following inci
dent of his first experience in America:
‘I came to this country several years
ago, and as soon as I arrived, hired ont
to a gentleman who farmed a few acres.
He showed me over the premises, the
stable, cow, and where the corn, oats,
&c., were kept, and then sent me in to
get my supper. After sapper he said to
me ‘James, yon may feed the cow, and
give her the com in the ear*
I went out and walked about thinking
what could be mean—had I understood
him ! I scratched my head, then re
solved I would inquire again ; so I went
into the library where he was writing
very busily, ‘I thought I told you to give
the cow some com in the ear.’
I went ont more puzzled than ever.
What sort ofan animal must this Yankee
cow be 1 I examined her month and
ears. The teeh were good, and the ears
like those of same kine in the old country.
Dripping with sweat, I entered my
master’s presence once more. ‘Please sir,
you bid me give the cow some corn in
the ear, but didn’t you mean in the
He looked at me for a moment, and
then burst into such a convulsion of
laughter, I made for thestable as fast as
my feet could take roe thinking I was in
the service of a crazy man.
The other day a man was found
mounted on a ladder, with his lips pressed
on the telegraph wires. He was kissing
his wife in Philadelphia by telegraph.
Why is the life of an editor like the
book of Revelation?
Because it is full of “types and shadows
and a mighty voice like the sound of
waters, ever saying unto him—write.”
A Member op Congress Rising in
the World—The Hon. R. H. Stanton,
formerly a member of Chngress from
Kentucky, has been promoted to the
editorial chair, and now presides over
the Weekly Maysville Express.
‘Ma.tbat nice young man. Mr. Sauf
tung, is very fond of kissing.’ ‘Mind your
seam Julia; who told you such nonsense I
‘Ma, I bad it from his own lips/
A young man having preached for Dr.
Edmonds, one day, was anxious to get a
word of applause for his labor of • love.
The grave doctor, however, did not in
troduce the subject, and the young broth
er was obliged to bait the hook for him.
“ I hope, sir, I did not weary your people
by the length of my sermon to-day.”
“No, sir, not at all, xor by tbe depth
‘Dennis, darlint, och. Dennis, what is
it you’er doiog V ‘Wiiist Biddy, I’se
trying an expirament P ‘Murder t what
is it. did ye’s say V Why, it’s giving hot
wather to the chickens I am, so they’ll
be after laying boiled eggs*
At an assemblage of a few friends one
evening lately, the absence of a lady was
noticed, which was apologized for by an
acquaintance, who stated that she -was
detained by ‘a little incident.’
‘Ah, yes 1’ exclaimed Mrs. J.Qlatter-
bell,‘and a beautiful little incident it was
too; weighs just nine pounds *nd a half.’
‘See here, how long will these locust
rails last!’ inquired a traveller of a wes
tern urchin, while riding past a long
string of fence made of this material.
* They’ll last forever!’ exclaimed the
boy- itf lisij
4 How lo you know that ?’
‘Why, my father’s tried it twice, and
I guess I ought to know by this time,’
said tbe lad, very gravely.
Cjesar’s Wipe.—The Bostion Post
whose wits fly at all game, alluding to a
late political speech of Mr. Charles Sum
ner in Fanueil Hall, says that the orator
“made himself very familiar with Mrs.
Caesar, wife of Gen. Julias Caesar—
taking hold of her twice during the even
When you see a girl so weak that she
can’t sweep her own seven by-nine cham
ber, and then goes to a “shindy” and
dances all night, with the power of a
Georgia Rail Road locomotive, make up
your mind that she is “got up” on bad
principles. The sooner you take your
hat and departure, the better. Such
sort of calico has been the everlasting
1 ruin of many a man—rely on our words.
HON. J. J. CRITTENDEN,
This distinguished gentleman arrived
at Philadelphia on Monday, and receiv
ed by his political friends with great en
thusiasm. He was serenaded at hit
quarters at the Girard House, and sub
sequently delivered an address, in the
course of which he said;
I am of the American party. [Three
cheers were proposed and given for the
American party, and then throe more
for the Union ] I have adopted it from
no selfish consideration. 1 have adopted
and intend to pursue it without fear of
consequences, from a solemn conviction
that it is my duty to my country to do
so. 1 am a single individual. My voice
is a weak and a small one; but it shall
he devoted to this cause, from a solemn
conviction of my heart th.-xt I owe it to
a country that has bestowed on me hon
or* and powers far beyond my deserving,
I have no pretensions and no aspirations
whatsoever. 1 mean to do my duty in
this great cause; 1 mean to preserve the
sovereignty of this great country to the
people of this country.
I feel no unkindness.-no hostility to tbe
foreigner whatever. I am willing to of-
ft*r him everything—every bles-ing our
country affords. I will tell him.-~“ Come
share them with us." If you have been
the object of oppression in a foreign
land, come here and bo free. If in a
foreign land you have buffered from want,
come and share in'our plenty. Our laws
shall protect you. Our laws will give
you freedom, which you cannot enjoy
anywhere in the world beside. But we
reserve to ourselves the right to govern
ourselves. [Peals of applause.}
Leave that to us. Y»u shall have all
the benefit that our free institutions af
ford. That is the great boon which we
offer. What other country in the world
offers the same ? None. Can one go
to any foreign land and become invested
with the poor political privileges conced
ed to the people of it? No, not one,
come here and take everything but the
right to govern us. We must take care
that we shall not be made aliens in our
own land. This liberty is ours. Our
blood and that of our fathers have been
shed for it. It is ours by our right, and
our title, and this land we intend to gov
Fellow-citizens, I did not intend to
make a political speech, or to detain you
long in your unpleasant position in the
cold night air. [Cries of it isn’t unpleas
ant ; Go on!]
I believe, fellow-citizens, thata change
in the naturalization laws is necessary
to thj$ preservation and purity of our in
stitutions. Who else can understand
them but he who made them 7 Where
else in the world have a people been
found capable of making such institu
tions ? And shall he who made them
trust them to hands not taught to do this
work ? No! wc cannot safely trust them.
We have in our hends a great and mighty
trust for the whole human race, to show
that man is capable of self-government.
We have had a long training for it. We
think that we arc capable of it, and we
intend to assert our right to it. Let
none interfere with us in this great work.
Our adopted fellow-citizens received un
der the sanction of our laws, are bound
as much as we are, to assist in this great
work. When thousands and hundreds
of thousands are pouring into the coun
try from the overflowing population ot
foreign lands, we mu9t guard this right.
The most obvious policy demands it »•*
our hands. We must do it, and we will
do it. [Applause, and cries of we will.]
This great principle will go on. It
may be reviled. Those who maintain
it may be reviled; bat the principle,
which is so congenial to an American
heart, will indicate itself, and it will be
triumphant. [Applause.] I do not
doubt this at all. Only let us be true to
ours M vi s. Let no reproaches be cast
upon us by disappointed parties or par
tisan 4 , or disappointed demagogues turn
us aside from this great work. Persevere,
and success is inevitable. It is a feeling
in the heart of every American citizen.
It will reach him everywhere; and
in vain will parties, in vain will fiction
inveigh against it, cast reproaches on it.
It i* a principle of patiotism. It i* the
feeling of an Am-ricanism: It is hu
man natuie cryiitg ont. It is th•» voice
ot patriotism speaki tg ahvid in favor of
the human race, and it will prevail, des
pite the wile3 and tricks of demagogues,
The election of city officers on S
day last resulted intlie re eleciion of SR
Hawkins without opposition, ns Major.
Messrs. E. J. Wliise, K. D. Brown,
Goodwin, Fair, R. M. Orme jr., C. H.
Harris, were chosen Aldermen—Robf.
Micklqjohn was re-elected clerk, mil
John C. Scott, Marshal *, Thu’s Jenkin*
appointed Deputy Marshal. America*
TUs g entlest taskmaster we ever
beard of was a blacksmith, who used to
say, every evening, to his apprentice*:
“Come boys, let’s leave off wari>n<l !g>
to sawing wood.”
The Lyrical Drunkard.—A well-
dressed man found drunk on Milk street
Boston, the Other’day, andjn his pocket
>vas the following:
‘ All hail, great King Blech w’ name !
Lot drunk:i: l> prostra’e t.til,
Bring forth tbe royal demijohn.
And let the im driu kit alL”