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THE OREGON ARGUS.
rvsuiMxo nvsav SATtaoAV uutnma,
BY WILLIAM L. ADAMS.
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, W. T. MATLOCK W. ft JOHNSON
, ' SZatlock k Johnson,
ATTORNEYS Si COUN8ELOK3 At LAW,
.;,.') i And Solicitor in Chancery, i !
WILL proHiiplly attend to any business which
may be oariiiiiillrd la lliair prnfrssioual
charge before the DuUricl and Supreme Couru,
, Office in H ghflolds building, Immediately op.
p" me mem nireei House.
, Oregoa City, March 7, 1857. . 47y
8. O. Burnett, ,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW,
,;. ii i i And Solicitor in Chanerry, '
' BKTHKL, PMt COUNTV, OHEQOM.
SBSV AND CUI'KIIUI AT LAW,
Lafayette, Ynmkill County, 0. T.,
ILL faithfully attend to all biuiiieai en-
trusted to tin professional care.
. ; '. Wa C. Dement k Co.,
TUT HOLES. LK and retail Dealers in Groat.
, Vt iei, Provisions, Paints, Oils, lloota and
Shoes, Crockery, Ac. Oppoeite the Land Office,
msin bi. uregon uny. . June I, 1854.
'vil CHARLES POPE, JR., ,
TEALER In Hardware, Groceries, Dry Comb,
XJ Clothing, Boot at Shone, Medicines, Boob
. and stationery.
' Meln-et., Oregon City, April 21, 1857-Ilf
' GEO. ABGKftETIIYdk .,
v OREGON CITY, O. T.
Aberoetay, Clark k Co.,
COMMISSION AND FOBWjtHUINO MKBCHA.NTS,
? .!: i i : Suit Francisco, Cnl., ' 1 r
Will attend to selling Oregon produce, and fill or
den for Goods, Uroeeriti, Ac, at the loweat rates.
. The pstronuge of the people of Oregon is re
epeelfully solicited. . Aog. 9. '
Manufacture, Wkoletale and Retail Dealer in
COOK A!l PARLOR TOVI2S,
' Tru a corrca wasc, hakdwixi, ac,
MeinSt., opposite Muiu Street Hotel,
OREGON CITY, O. T.
Steamboat aud jobbing work, attended to with
v Order from tkw cavalry promptly filled. je7
" ' Time.
vrr C IIIOIIKIELD, ,1
,W WATCH. MAKER. AM
JVnans desirous of g. Ming -uui work done nl
do Well tu give me a call, ae my whole limn a de.
voted to the repa ring of Cbrono ueter. Lever,
Duplex, and lloritoiilul tvutche.
" ' An assortment of Jewelry on hau.l. .
Jewelry maile to ord. r, and repaired,
fi if ; ,,,11 le times. I am lliunkful lor pum
ftirort, and hope to $.V tisfa. i.in in fnlure.
' XT l.ocnird at the old mun.l, o,.n'.ie the Tel
gmph Olliw, OREGON CITY. l eb. i!.
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
ettheOKl'XON Cll'Y DKUG STORE,
epIS ' Maiu Street. Oregon City.O.T.
JOHN P. BROOKS,
Wholeoale f Rela'l Dealer in Groeeriet, Produce,
' i.. . Provilion, c. Main Street.
A General Aarartmeut kept up of Selected Goods
Cunemah, Murch 28, 1857. ,
1 QTJN SMITHINa
EKING iierinniipiilly hie iud In Owgon City.
I am p i-iirr,l 'o !nnV ou Ihe buine-e ol
G U.N .SMI Tlll;
;.. ".in Ail ir !nt..cis. .
Tli' who liivm me with iheir pati oiule, may
)xp ct lo liuee Iheir work d'.n ri(lit.
Thoxc who frair OUNSnl mi) Sfiifnr
rep.iiin, mid do uoi cull for them ui.lim sixk
MoNriK ol llie liniM wt for the woik tu be dom-.
my exiiect lo luve III .in ld In ptv clmrireM.
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wl .Owa Ma Ma Detlar.t)
A few no, ool looking auk
Kcribnr CHtna liitn ouroffic and paid up
all arrearage due fur Hid kigw, and, an
he liped liia fw remaining pieces of ail
ver lute hia purae, wlih a amile on Ilia face
thai we would havt caught if we had bad
the prooil of a Iloanb, eielairof d, 44 iYoie
oto no man a dollar" It was Tar.
rliaaiua, a celebrated painter of olden lime,
who, firrd by the devil Ambition, racked
poor captive to death on an inurnment of
torture, in order lo catch with bit pencil
i he workingt of a countenance distorted by
extreme egonj. This same painter might
have easily immortalized bis name br a
desirous use of bis pencil in transferring
lo canvas the radiancy that shone upon
that subscriber' countenance, a the out
ward symbol of the extrame hsppiness
that reigned wiihio when he exclaimed
" Now I owe no man a dollar." As sia
cerely as we have often pitied the poor
captive dying by inches, did we envy the
"joy unspeakable", of our thrioe-happy
xnUcriber, as be turned lo walk away.
We gazed after bim long, and ibougbl bis
very step more stalely and godlike than
that of Dido, which made (be old widower
Eneat forget bis lovely Creusa, and ex.
claim, "It is certainly ihe gait of a sod.
We find that Shiran, in tbe New York
Tribune, has also ben bleased with the
sight of another such mortal (of course
he was no editor they are never out of
debt) and gives us a picture of him.
Here it is i
Oh, da aot envy, my awn dear wife,
1 lie wealth or our next door neighbor,
But bid me still to be stout of heart,
And cheerfully follow my labor.
You must kuow, the last of ihess little debts, .
that have been our huceriuf sorrow.
Is paid Ibis night. So we'll both go forUi
With happier hearts to-morrow.
Ob, the debtor is but a shaine-faved dag,
w itn ine creditor's name an his collar,
While 1 am a king, and you are a queen,
fur we owe no man a dollar I
Our neighbor you saw in his coach te-dav,
w nil Ins wile and his tlauuiing daughter.
Whue we ml duwu to our cuvi-rieas beurd,
To a crusi aud a cup of water )
I saw lint the tear-drop stood in your eye, '
J'liouvh vou iri; J you- (Aftonccal it
I knew that the contrast replied your heart,
Aud )uu tooid not help but feel H
Out kuuw ug uuw ihui our aoauty fare
lias treed iu ueck from the collar,
You will juiu my laugh, sin! help we shout,
We owe no uiun dolkir!
This neighbor, whoe show has daiiled your eyes,
in luci to a wretched debtor (
I pity him on I'ruin uiy very heart,
Aud 1 wwh that Ins lot were better.
Why, the muu is Uie veriest slave alive, -
For h.s dashing wife aud daughter
Will live in style, though ruin should corns
So be goes like a lamb U Ihe slaughter )
Uut he feels it the tighter every day, '
That terrible debtor's collar ! .
Oh, what would he give, eonld he say with as,
'1 hat he owed no nana dollar! .. .
You srein sinaud, but I'll tell yen mors I
Wnhiu two hours 1 met him
Snesk ng away wilh a trighteued air,
As i' a lieud had beset Him j
Vei lie fleJ Iruiu a very worthy man,
' Whom 1 met wild ihe greatest pleasure
Whom 1 uaned b name and forced to stop,
Though he said he was not St leisure ;
lie held my last note! so 1 held bim fast
Till he iiwhI my neck fiom Ihe collar ;
i'lieu 1 shook his luiid as I proudly said i
"How, 1 owe uo mau a dollar!"
Ah, now you smile, for yon feel the force
Of the truth 1 have been repealing . '
I knew that a d..wungbl houest heart
lu thai gentle breasl was beating. ' '
To-morrow I U r ue with a giaal'e strength
To follow my daily labor
Bui ere we sleep let os humbly pray
For our wretched next-door neurbbor:
And we'll pray for the time when all shall be free
from ihe weight of Ihe debtor's collar '
Whea the poorest shall lift up his voice aud cry,
" Now, 1 owe uo man a dollar!"
W'eatheb Wisdom. A rainbow in tbe
morning j;ives the shepherd wsrning that
is, if the wind be easterly ; because it
shows i hat ihe rain cloud is approaching the
oWrvpr. A rainbow at night is the sbeD
herd's delight.' This is also a good sign,
provided tbe wind is westerly, ss it shows
that the rail clouds are passing away.
E ruing red, and next morning gray, art
certain signs of a beauiilul day. When
ihe glow-worm lights her lamp, the ground
is always damp. ' If ihscock crows going
to bed be certainly rues with a watery
bead. When you see gossamer flying, be
sure thn air is dryinz. When black snails
cross your paih, black clouds much moist
ore aih. When the peacock loudly calls,
soon we'll have both rain and squalls.
When lha ducks are driven through the
burn, that nighi tbe weather takes a turn.
If the moon shine like a silver shield, be
not afraid to reap your field. But if aba
rises ba'oed around, soon we'll tread on del
uged ground. When rooks are sporting
in air, it shows that windy storms are near.
If, at the son's rising or setting, the clouds
appear of a lurid rsd color, extending to
thexenith, it is a enre sign of storms and
gales of wind.
tjCT " Fellow-sinners," said a preacher,
- if you were told that by going U the Up
of ibese stairs yonder," pointing to a
rickety pair at on end of the chnrch
"yoa mipM seenre yonr eternal salvation,
I really hardly believe any of yon weald
try ; but M any man proclaim tbert were
a hundred dollars op there fur yon, and TU
guarantee there would be sveb a getting
ep stain at yoa aersr djd tee.'
OREGON CITY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 14,
Mew Mat. Lsveaieaa Kisteaaa,
HIS CXMtlKNCB WITH SODA roWDESt.
Sut. related the slory thus: "George,
did yon ever se Sioily Burns I tier dad
lives at tbe Rslil Snaik Springe, nigh to
the Oeorgy line !" " Yes, a very hand
some girl." u Handsome ! lhal wurd don't
kiver the east it sounds like est I in' good
whisky, water, when ye ar at Big Spring
and lbs still house ten miles e(T, an bit a
rsinin', and yer flask only half full. She
shows amung wimen like a sunflower as
compared to dog fennel an smart weed and
jimsen. But tlisr aint no use try in' to
describe ber. Couldn't crawl thru a whhv
ky barrel wilh both heads stove out, if it
wur hill study for ber, an good foot hull at
that. She weighs just two hundred and
twenty six pounds, sn stands sixteen hands
high. She never got in an arm cheer in
her life, and you can lock (he lop hoop of
a churn ur a big dog collar round he waisL
I re see'd her jump over the top of a split
bottom cheer, an never show her ankilsor
ketch her dress onto it. She kerried devil
eouf about her lo fill a four boss waggin
bed, wilh a skin as white as tbe inside ov
frogsiool, cheeks an lips as red as a
pesrehe's gills in dogwood blossom time ;
an sicb a smile 1 Oh, I be draited ef it is
eny use talkin.' That gal cud make me
murder old Bishup Soul liiasel, or kill mam
not to spesk of dsd, ef she jist hinted that
she wanted sich a thing dun.
" Well, to tell it at onst, she war n gnl
all over, from the piut of her lo nai's tu
the longest bar on the biest knob ov ber
bed gal all the time, everywhere and
ihslov the excilinist kind. Ov course I
leaned up lo ber as close as I ilar tu, an
in spite uv long legs, appetite fur '-'hiky,
my ahurt scrape, and dad's actin' hoss, she
soner leaned lu me, an I was beginnin to
think I wur jist the greatest and comfort
ablist man on yearth, not exceptin Old
Buck or Brigham Young, wilh all his rs
dilcullrred, wrinkled wimmin, cradels full
of babies, an his Big Salt Lake thrown in.
Well, wun day a cussed, deceivin, pals-
verm, atinktn isnkee peddler, all jack-
knife an jaw, cum tu ole man Burnses,
with a load ov apple purine, callicker rib-
bins, jesliarpt, an s-o-d-y p e W-d e-r s.
Now, mind, I'd niver hern tell ov that
truck afore, an 1 be durned ef I don't want
it to be the last wus nor rifle powder
wus nor perkussiou three limes as smart,
and burls wus, heap wus. Durn him.
Durn all Yankee peddler, and durn their
prihuipils and pravtisis, I say. ' I wish I had
all the sody powder they ever made, iu his
cussed paunch, an a slow match fixed tu
him, an I had a chunk ov fire, the feller
what found a peace ov bim big enuf tu
feed a cockroach ought to be King ov the
Sultun's harem a thousand years for his
luck. They aint human, no how. The
mint at Filudelfy is thnr Heaven ; they
think their God eats haf dimes fur break,
fust, hashes the leavins fur dinnor, and
swallers a cent an a dried appil for supper,
sets on a stampin machine fur a throne,
sleaps on a crib full of haf dollars, and
measures men like money, by count.
They baint one of them gut a soal but
what kud dance a jig in a kabbage seed,
so lesvs-room fur lbs fiddler. -
Well, Sicily she bought a tin box ov the
sody from him, an hid it away from her
fulks, a savin' it fur me. I happen to pass
next day, ov court I stopped to' enjoy a
look at the tempter, an she wur mighty
luvin lo me, put wun arm round mr neck
an tother'wun wbar the circinglo goes
roun a hoss, tuk the ,'inturn on mo with
her lell fool,' and gin me a kiss. Says she,
'Sutty, love, I've got somethin fur ye, a
new senssshun' an I believed ii, fur 1 be
gun tu feel il already. My toes felt like
little minnert wur a niblin at em a cold
streak run up and down my back like a
lizzard wilh a turkey hen after him in set
tin time, my heart fell hot and omalisfiod
like, an then l,d a cut ole Soul's throat, ef
she'd hinted at needsisiiy fur sich an opera-
sbun. Then sh poured tenor twelve blu
papers ov the sody inter a big tumbler, an
about the name number ov while wuns in.
ter tulber tumble, an put ni onto a pint ov
water on both e them an stirred em bmh
up with a case knife, lookin as solemn as a
ols jackass in a snow storm when the fod
der's all gin out. She hilt wun w hile she
told me to drink lulher. I swallowed it at
wua run tasted salty like, I thot it wur
part of the sensashun. But I wur mi lik
ened, all ov the cussed inferual sensashun
wur to cum, and it wurn't long at it, hoss,
you'd bslieve me. Then she gin me tulb
er tumbler, and I sent it after the fust, race
In about wun moment an haf I thot
I'd swaliered a ibrashin machine in full
blast, or a enpple or bull dogs, and tbey
had sot inter filin. I seed ibat I war
eotcbed agio some family dispennifon lo
make cussed fools ov thamselvea every
chsace so I broke for my boss. I stole
a look back an lhar Sicily lay oa her back
ia tbe porch, a screemia with laffia ber
heels ap ia the air, a kiekia ov en togetb. I
er like she wur try in lu kick her slippers
ofT. But I had no time lu look then, and
thar wur a road of foam from the hous lu
the hoss two foot wido an four inchetdeep
lookin like il bad betn tnowiu poppin,
an a hissin, an a bilWn, like a lub ev hot
soap suds. I had geihered a cherry tree
limb as I run, an 1 lit asstraddlo or my
boas, a whippio an a kickio like mad.
This, with the tcarey noisst I reads (fur I
w ur a whlslin, and a spuiierin, outer nose,
mouth an eyes, like a steam engine) sol
mm a resrin ana csvorlio like be wss
skeered out of his semes, Well, he went
The fostn rolled, and lbs ole block boss
flew, lie jist mizzled scsred nl lu death,
and s wur I. So we agreed en the pint
ov the greatest distanoe in the smallest
" I aimed fur Doctur Goodman's at the
Hiwassee Copper Mines, tu get somethin lu
slop the expWiun in my inards. I met a
sercuit rider on his travels towards a fried
chicken an a hat full ov ball biskits. As
I cum tarin along he hilt up his hands like
be wanted to pray fur me, but as I prefer,
red physio lu prayer, in my peonoliar situ,
washun at that time, I jist rolled along.
He tuck a skeer as I cum ni on to him, hia
faith gin out, an he dodged hoss, saddil
bags, an overcoat, intern thicket iixt like
you've seed a terkil take water often a log
when a Uirin big steamboat cums along.
As he passed ole man Burnt's Sicily hailed
bim, an axed hiin if he'd met eny body in
a hurry gwine up ihe road. The poor
man thot perhaps he did and perhaps he
didn I, but he'd seen a site, uv a spook, uv
a ghost, nv old Beelzebub himself, ur the
komit, he did'nt adzactly know which, but
akin all things lugether an the short time
he'd for preparashun, he thought be met a
crazy, long-legged shskin Quaker, a flcein
from the wraih tu oum, oo a black an white
spotted hoss, a whippin ov him with big
brush, an he bed a whito beard what cum
frum ui unto bis eyes tu tbe putnmil ov
the saddil, an then forked an went to his
knees, an then sumtimes drapped in bunch
es as big as a crow's nest lu the ground,
an hearn a sound like a rushing ov mity
waters, and be wur mitily exercised about
it enyhow. Well, I gr-ss he wur, and to
wur his fat hoss, an wur old hluckey, tvust
exercised ov all ov em wur I, myself,
Now, George, all this beard an spots on
the hoss, and steam, an fire, an snow, an
wire tails, is ouddacious humbug. It all
cum outen my inards, droppin out ov my
mouth without eny vomitin ureffurt, an ef
it badn'l I'd a busted into more pieces than
thar is aigs in a big catfish. The Liven-
good's are all confounded fools, and dad
aint the wustov em." :
Ths Obligations of a Fiebmason.
A curious esse has just been brought be
fore tho Superior Court of New York city,
in which one Freemason, named Emilie
Pierre, sues another of Ihe ersft, named
Antoine Bonnard, for slander, having pro
cured his expulsion from the lodge to which
they both belonged, and injuring his busi
ness which is that of a shoemaker, by
speaking malicious words. These re
proachful terms consist in styling M. Pier
re a pickpocket and a thief, and asserting
that he had exacted from M. Bonnard a
sham mortgage. M. Pierre swears that the
defendant has circulated these reports
among a great portion of the French com.
muniiy of the city of New York which is
quite numerous, and has expressed a fixed
determination lo ruin him, and that since
the slanders were uttered he has beeu un
able to obtain work to maintain his fami
ly. But the most carious part of the
complainant's affidavit is, that stating that
both parlies were members of the French
Lodge of Freemasons in New York, where
in Bonnsrd, in bis absence, made false and
malicious charges against him, supporting
the same by bis Masonic' oath, in conse
quence of which be (Pierre,) was expell
ed, and cannot enter any other Masonic
Lodge on the face of tbe earth. ' Upon this
charge Bonnard was arrested, and held to
bail in $1,000. The case is a striking one,
and illustrates tbe power over evil doers
exercised by ihe Masonic fraternity.
A Cuhiocs Cask. Mr. McCloskey, a
gentleman worth some 9150,000, dying in
Paris, left 18,000 lo a niece in Dubuque,
Iowa. The niece or legatee died on the
same day as the testator. If tbe hour of
her death preceded his, the legacy lapsed ;
if it succeeded bis, the legacy is vested in
ber. Tbe lime of their decease wat so
nearly identical that it is supposed it will
have to be determined by tbe difference
between solar and trne time, tbe legacy
thereby depending upon a question of
OCT When we see a neat, pretty girl, with
a sweet, innocent air, with eheeks like roses,
and heavenly bezel, bine, or black eyes,
which seem to repose in serenity beneath
their ailken lasbea, we always wish she
was near a mud-puddle and wt Lad to lift
the side of Truth iu every issue.
"Oo the night between the 15tb and
10th days of July, 1770, one of the bold
est and most effectual military enterprises
of I lie American Revolution was success
fully accomplished. We refer lo the cap
ture of the British fortress at Stony Toinl,
oa the west bank of the Hudson about for
ty miles from this city.
, The garrison ef ibe place consisted of
over 000 regulars, and it was heavily arm
ed and completely provisioned and stored,
Its defensive preparations were formidable.
Tbe attack was uuderutked by General An
thony Wayne, and carried out wilh the
charaolerisiio determination, impetuosity
and good fortune of that noble old patriot
ic chief. With a well equipped body of
Cantincnlal troops, " Mad Anthony" at
midnight, within sight of tbe British works,
and al a distance of a mile from tbe Point,
divided bis roan into two columns, putting
himself at the head of one. The charge
was ordered drawn from every mukot, and
with fixed bayoneta and resolute step, the
American troops advanced rapidly toward
the frowning walls. A deep ditch was
crossed with a dash and a shoul, and al.
though the heavy cannon of the fortress
opened on the advance with a terrible and
unrelenting fire, mowing down with grape
shot the foremost ranks of the assailants,
yet their columns wavered not fur an in
stant. The Revolutionary bayonets swept
down the gunners at Iheir guns; the en
trances into tbe fort were forced, the wulls
scaled, and tbe enemy scattered, and tbe
two American detachments met in the con-
treof iheenemy'e camp without firing a
gun. The echoes of the rocky bills along
the Hudson reverberated back the three
mighty cheers of triumph with which the
victors welcomed the raising of the Ameri.
can flag upon the staff whence the bloody
cross of England had just descended.
Every man of the British garrison was kill
ed or captured 1
Such is ihe historical outlines of the
taking of Stony Point ; but popular tra
dition in Ihe neighborhood supplies, to this
day, many most interesting addenda lo the
antiquarian. It is related, fur instance,
that a secret passage to tho works hnd been
discovered by a negro girl, who bad been
accustomed to pick strawberries on the
green slope of the fortification ; and that
she led the American General to this en
trance, into which, at the head of a chosen
body, be rushed, fur in advsnoe of his own
troops, and cleaved down with his own good
sword, (ho foremost of the startled de-
fenders. Doubtless the American forces
had ample information at to the state of
the works and the strength of tbe garri
son, from the liberty-loving population of
the surrounding country, who looked upon
the red coated enemy with apprehension
and sullen haired. No section of the Col
ony of New York was more enthusiastical
ly and unanimously patriotic than the
counties lying west of the Hudson river.
The preponderating Dutch element bad
never loved the British rule, and General
Gage certainly had occasion fur lha re
mark which tradition attributes to him
1 Wherever thoro is a Dutchman in these
Colonies, there is a. rebel 1' "-iV. Y, Daily
Death of Jvdof. Bailhache. This ven-
erablo citizen of Illinois died on the 2d of
September last from the effects of the in
juries he received by being thrown from t
carriage at Alton on the day be fore
judge Bailhache wat one of the most
widely known and respected citizens of the
State. H came to ibis country from the
Island of Guernsey when yet a youth, and
settled la Ohio, whore be published and
edited the Scioto Gazette for a number of
years, and was afterward editor of tbe Ohio
State Journal.-' He removed to Alton in
1837, and conducted tbe Alton Telegraph
till 1805, when be retired from editorial
life.- ; ; ;;:
'Judge Bailhache wat an active and in
fluential member of the old Whig party in
its palmiest days, and rendered valuable
services to the Whig cause. lit was a
confidential friend of Henit Clat, with
whom he kepi op a constant correspond
ence, and he was, We believe, ihe first jour
nalist lo propose and hoist lhal distinguish
ed statesman's name for the Presidency, '
G3 Hon. George G, Dunn, a prominent
member of (he last Congress, and a leading
participant in the Congressional debates on
Kansas affairs during the last term, died
at hit residence in Lawrence county, In
dians, in Sept., after a lingering illness.
An immense work is nearly conclu
ded at tbe Imperial Observatory of Paris ;
it is the Celestial Atlas, prepared by M.
Cliscoinsc. The plates are almost finished,
to wiikin a small number. Tbsre are to
be sixty-five in all. In presenting tbe new
plates lo the Acadamie des Sciences, M,
Leverrier made some very curious observ
ations. A single plate contains the indica
tion of 2iH stars of lha tbirb etjtti mag
. . ADVEKTIbINO RATES. , '
One squirt (1? lines or Us) or.t insertion, $3,00
" N two insertions, 4,00
" " three insertions, S.U0
Each subsequent Insertion, 1,U0
Reasonable deductions to those who advertise ly
the year. '
Tub rsorsisTos or tut ARGUS is narrr
to Inform the public that he has just received a
large stock of Ju II TYPE and other new print
iiiK material, and will be in the speedy receipt of
additions suited to all Uie nijulrements ef this lo.
calny. 1IASDHIIXS, I'ObTKKS, Hf.ANKH,
CARDS, CIRCULARS, PAMPllLKT-WORK
snd other kinds, done lo order, on short notice.
Steo.no Cases. Western Courts of
Justice Lave furnished many ludicrous
subjects for the pen-painier, and now Texas
presents ut with tome not lets rich and
extrarsgant. A correspondent writes from
Victoria, in that Stale, and vouches for tbe
truth of a bract of stories io the worda
Judson T. Mill;, from South Carolina,
wat a Judge or our District Court, ia
Northern Texts fond of a juke, but very-
decided in his discharge of duty. Thorn
at Fannin Smith wat a practicing lawyer
at the bar, and having shamefully mis
stated tbe law in his addross lo the jury,
turned to the Court aud asked the Judge to
charge ihe jury accordingly. The Judge
was indignant, and replied :
"Dous the counsel take tbe Court to be
Smith wat not abashed by iho reproof,
but instantly responded: "I trust your
Honor will not insist on an answer lo lhat
question, at I might, in answering it truly,
be considered guilly of contempt of Court."
" Fine tbe counsel ten dollars. Mr.
Clerk," aaid the Judge. .
Smith immediately paid the money, and
remarked that it was ten dollars more than
the Court could show.
"Fine the counsel fifty dollars," said
The fine was entered by the clerk, and
Smith, not being ready to respond in that
sum, sat down. Ths next mooting, en the
opening of court, Smith rose, and, with
much deference of manner, began : ' '
" May it please your Honor, the clerk.
took that little joke of yours yesterday
about tbe fifty dollars as serious, as I per
ceive from the reading of tbe minutes.
Will your Honor be plotted to inform him
of his error, and have it erased I"
The coolness of tbe request and the im
plied apology pleased tbe Judge, and he
remitted tbe tine.
Judge Williamson, or three-legged Wil
lie, as he was familiarly called, was one of
tbe early judges of Texus. In bis court a
lawyer by tbe name of Charlton stated a
point of law, but the Court refused to ad
mit the counscl't statement at tuffioieui
" Your law, sir," said the Judge ; " give
us the book and ptge, sir."
"This is my law, sir," ssid Charlton,
pulling out a pistol ; " and this, sir, is my
book," drawing a bowie knife j "and that
the page," pointing the pistol toward
" Your law it not good, sir," said the
unruffled Judge "the proper authority.
is von on jtcMveri," and be brought a
six shooter instantly to boar on the bead
of the counsel, who dodged the point of
the argument, and turned to the jury.
On another occasion, the Judge conclud
ed the trial of a man for murder by sen
tencing him to be hung lhat vary day. A
petition was immediately signed by the
bar, jury, and people, praying that longer
time might be granted to ihe poor prisoner.'
Tbe Judge replied to tbe petition, that 'the
man bad been found guilty, the jail was
very unsafe, and, besides, it was so very
uncomfortable he did not think any man
ought to be required to stay in it any
longer than was necessary.' The man
wat hung I ' "
Significant. The Louisville Journal,
the able and most earnest journal of the
American party South, remarks upon the
election of a Speaker of the House at the
opening of the next Congress
" In this struggle we see no course open
to the Americans in Congress, but that of
an honorable and judicious choice between
the rival candidates of tbe stronger psrlies.
Yet as this choice will probably determine
the whole question, and, in some degree,
shape the futuro destiny of parlies, the
weightiest responsibilities obviously attend
it. We entertain the must perfect confi
dence lhat il will be made as it should be.
(UT Mrs. Judge Coaltcr, ef Stafford ea,
Va., who died lately, by her will emanci
pated some ninety slaves, en and after the
.1st of January next. Charles, her favorite
man-servant, receives $100 a year for life,
and sufficient to take him to any pari of
the world he may elect to reside in, and
Ihe others are lo be provided wilh the
usual outfit for Liberia or any free country,
tbey may prefer. If any of the slavjesj
shall prefer to remain in Virginia, the
are permitted to select owners from the re
lations of the deceased.
JKT Queen Victoria ia the first sever,
eigu of Englsnd that hat visited Cher
bourg since tbe time that Normandy be
longed to Great Britain. The last Eng.
lish monarch seen under Ibe walls of Cher,
bourg was Henry V., in 1420.
C5" Those who indulge in ths " weed,"
have been considerably exercised of late by
the reports of a short crop of tobacco, both
in Cuba aad the Suuthorn Slates. To re
lieve their fears, we would state that tbera
are several cargoes of gusno oa Iheir aa
here, wbiefc it equity ss nasty as tobtee,