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THE PLAINDEALER. AUGUSTUS W . EEGGETT, ? _ H E N RY W . EASTMAN, \ ROSLYN, FRIDAY, O C r. 4, 1850. Rural Cemeteries. T?he subject we have chosen to lay be­ fore our readers, is one which for a long time, has been in our thoughts, and upper­ most in our feelings. Our Island in many places presents instances of the taste and refinement of associative natural senti­ ment in the selection and embellishment of certain spots where sleep the honored .dead. The “Cemetery of the Evergreens” has just been opened to the public for in­ terments. It is situated within the limits of Brooklyn, at the head of Bushwick Avenue, a few rods north of the toll-gate, on the Jamaica Turnpike. It^was organ­ ized under the general act of the Legis­ lature of 1847, authorizing the “ Incor­ poration of Rural Cemeteries.” Hon. Luther Bradish is President. The grounds are most tastefully and beautifully laid out, the prospect of the adjoining country, bay, and ocean, is not to be surpassed. The Cemetery of Greenwood has doubt­ less been visited by most of our. readers, and needs not our commendation to im­ press the mind more favorably, than has the unqualified approbation of the jrablic and the encouragement it has met with since its opening, several years ago. Cy­ press Hill’s Cemetery has been in opera­ tion some two or thre.e years, and is fast gaining public favor. The range of hills commencing at Bushwick and running eastward through the north side of our Island, and the beautifully indented and wooded shores of our northern coast are well adapted for the location of these lovely burial places, and we are surprised that so few of them have been laid out for the use of the public. Truly, we fre­ quently find a small plot in the rear of the village church, or a sequestered nook in the far oif corner of the family domain, where the dead sleep peacefully. But with us, the small plot is soon filled up, and it becomes necessary to select a new spot,—and the old farm is finally disposed ofj a new family takes possession of the old homestead, and the quiet burial spot is soon forgotten, neglected and obliterat­ ed. We have always thought the grave­ yard an ornament to its respective neigh­ borhood, and have regarded it as a solemn monitor—^reminding man of the shortness of life, and of the future and unknown WOidd. Our own ‘‘Harbor Hill” presents an admirable site for the location of one of these “ Rural Cemeteries .”— its gently undulating and wooded slopes, its secluded position, away from the noise and bustle of the world,—and the lovely prospect that it presents from every point, shows its singular adaptation to this purpose.— Here are situated from fifty to a hundred acres, which may be bought at a very reasonable price, and such a spot 1 .id out in avenues, paths, and walks, enclosing hill and valley, and lakelet, embowered with the forest tree and the flowering shrub, and decorated with the tablet and monument of affection and esteem, would soon make it an object of interest and attraction. There might Nature shroud t^e dead with her choicest beauties,—there, (we will be pardon’d the length of our quotation, for its exceeding beauty,) there, might our neighboring poet place this solemn and mournfully sweet picture of an ancient burial spot: “ There the yew, Green even amid the snow.s of winter, told Of immortality, and gracefully The willow, a perpetual mourner, drooped ; And there the fading woodbine crept about, And there the ancient ivy. From the spot Where the sweet maiden in her blossoming Cutoff, was laid with streaming eyes, and hands That tremble^ as they placed her there, the Sprung modest, on bowed stalk, an^ belter spoke Her grace.s, than the proudest monument. There children set about their playmate’s The pansy. On the little infant’s bed, Wet at its planting with maternal tears, Emblem of early sweetness, early death, Nestled the lowly primrose ” The general Act of the Legislature be­ fore spoken of, relating to the incorporation of Cemetery Associations, authorizes any number of persons not less than seven, to fcirm.,^ themselves into a body corporate, elect their officers, trustees, &c. They *re entitled to bold not over two hundred acres of land, which they are to survey, divide, and lay out, and they may hold personal property not exceeding $5000.— Tbe Act especially requires that one-half at least of the proceeds of the sale of lots or plats shall first be appropriated to the payment of the purchase of the land ao- quired Association until the whole amount shall be paid, and the residue thereof, to preserving, and embellishing the Cemetery grounds, and the avenues or roads leading thereto, and defraying ‘incidental expenses. The Cemetery lands are not liable to tax or assessment, neither can they be sold on execution, or applied to payment of debts due from individual propriators,—and no puHic road or street can'be laid through it, without the consent of the Trustees. We have thrown together rather crude­ ly the acove facts and sentiments, hoping to attract a thought in the minds of some of our towns people, to the appropriate­ ness of a fitting spot for the last resting place of those who one by one are silently called from their spheres amidst us. As we have said, there is an elevating influ­ ence shed from the stillness of those clus­ tered mounds, where repose the forms of those we have loved or honored, and tho’ dead they still live among us; if their lives have been well spent, we lean upon the tablet which speaks their name, and wish that our daily works may mirror theirs; if otherwise,we tread among the nar­ row paths where one has been called upon to yield the spirit, where bitter fruits were his daily work, still the admoniti'.-n is ours, to go and sin nO more ! It is needless to expatiate upon the surpassing sweetness of our pic'uresque village, which would be so much enhanced by a Rural Cemetery; our inhabitants are becoming aware of the estimation in which it is held by artists and men of refined taste—^its natural beauties are of a rare order—and it needs but the rural decoration of its citizens to render it a village of exquisite loveliness. FireacIiiEBg tlie Wayside. The papers have for the last two weeks, to am with cards,statcittents,arguiri eiits and discussions, concerning a difficulty between the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, and the Cunar(| line of Steamers. It seems that Mr. Beecher was one of nine clergymen, of different religious denominationi?, who came passengers in the Steamer Asia, on her last trip to New-York from Liverpool. It also appears that one of the standing rules of this line of Steamers is, that the Episcopal Service shall be read every Sabbath, in the saloon, either by the Cap­ tain, or some Episcopal clergyman. Re­ quest was made of the Captain- that he would allow one of th j clergymen on board to officiate, which was denied on account, of the above regulation. Mr. Beecher on remonstrating with Mr. Cu- nard, upon the manifest impropriety of forcing all the passengers to llst'-n to the Episcopal service, or hear none at all, was politely told that “ if the American people did not like the regulations of that lino, they might go to hell.” The Evening ■JPost of Saturday last, devotes a column and a half to the subject, and upholds the Messrs. Cunard and their regulations “ for the benefit of the ship’s crew, and to pre­ serve order and decorum on board,’” and at the same time condemns the practice of itinerant clergymen monopolizing the cabin of a vessel for the performance of religious services of their own peculiar denomina­ tion, to the exclusion and inconvenience of all other sects. Now, we cannot help thinking there is a great inconsistency in this position taken by the Post. First, it disapproves of a single clergyman putting himself forward to the exclusion of others, and in the same breath it commends the Cunard regulation, by which it is miade a standing and positive order that the Epis­ copal service shall he performed every Sahhatk —and that (as Mr. Cunard him­ self explains it,) no other denomination shall be permitted to worship. Wo dis­ approve of the plan in toto, and we con­ ceive that if it is wrong for a single indi­ vidual to intrude himself upon others, it is much more grossly outrageous for a Steamship Company to make it a rule that a 1 persons shall submit to such in­ trusion once a week whether they like it or not. The latter is certainly the greater evil. ’ Why should the crew of the ship, or the passengers, be forced to give their attendance every Sabbath at a crertain Service ? All sailors and passenger^ are not necessarily Episcopalians. According to this rule, the Jew, the Catholic, the Presbyterian, and the Unitarian, are all alike obliged to sit and'listen to that in which they have no belief, and which outrages their faith and their conscience. -I£is presumed that a person when a way farer in the house or castle, (whether it be floating or otherwise,) of another, he is to be treated with every courtesy—tba^ for the time being ^ e is a guest—and is not iip be co­ erced in anything. But this regulation is in direct apposition to any such idea.— We agree with the Post that “ this system* of itinerant preaching in public, convey- ‘anees is already a great nuisance in this country, and that I p ought to be abated. It is a very comfinbn occurrence for raeq professing to be clergymen, to take pos­ session of the saloons, or decks of our steamboats, to the inconTenience of many, . and to the edification of none of the pas-' senders but themselves, and b<5re those within reach of their voices with religious exercises, as much out of place in such a presence as a psalm tune accompaniment would be in a circus.’* * ^ It is likewise a very common oocurrepce to find the ^parlors of our large hotels monopolized in the same mt^nerj by some sect, or other, who are alake music for their own ears to the discomfort of others. We believe that in two or three of the principal* hotels at Saratoga and Newport,religious services,or protract­ ed prayer meetings, are held every night in the rooms,—which are common to all the boarders,—and we have likewise heard that some of those who were most extrava­ gant in their pious phrases and atttitudes, were very apt to spend the balance of the night in tippling and guzzling, so that the next morning they required rather more than the medicinal waters to set them straight. We think that the opinion of every person concerned should be consulted before any such performances as these are allowed in our public houses or convey­ ances. If a unanimous vote is given for religious seruides, very well one person is opposed, and finds it to his incon­ venience, or in opposition to hiJSf habits or belief, then it should be avoided. It is a gross outrage and imposition to force any one individual into a position that he finds disagreeable. When apassenger purchases a ticket, or a boader hires a room, he does not, as the Post truly says, “ hire a pew. nor a church, nor a parson.” Why then, should he be obliged to accept all three, or be compelled to lock himself up in his closet or state-room to escape them. Democratic Coanty CoaTealion. This Convention, held on Tuesday last, resulted in the nomination of J ames M au ­ rice , of Newtown, for Member A uem- bly; J ohn Gr. L ambeeson , of Jamaica, for District Attorney; P armenus S mith , of Hempstead,for Superintendant of the Poor; and W arren M itchile , of North Hemp­ stead, for Justice of the Sessions. The delegations were full, and the attendance was otherwise large. As will be seen by the Report in another column, the office- seekers were plentiful, not an unusual oc­ currence by any means. Generally, the feeling expressed was good, and the union of the discordant branches of the party, appeared to give great satisfaction; but, we are sorry to say, that there were oome few exceptions to this; a small c'ique of the ..Old Hunkers seemed ddlfglilillitd tB” hang together, and make as much mis­ chief as possible. We regret to see that that, by this course, they cripple their they are so short sighted as not to per­ ceive party, and do no good to themselves, if this spirit of rivalry and discontentment is continued, the sooner the party rids itseli of such encumbrances, the better. Much disatisfaetion prevails concerning the nomination of Mr. M aurice , as IMem- ber of A-sembly. Mr. Maurice is a law­ yer of fair standing, and of tolerable ability, and was formerly law .partner of James T. Brady, author of “ Rural Dis­ tricts.” He is a native and resident of Newtown, and now does business ftL, Wjl- liamsburgh. He is but little known in the middle and eastern portions of our county, and we suppose the majority of the in­ habitants of those sections never heard of him. Mr. Silvanus S. Smith, of this town, who was the other most prominent candidate, is, on the contrary, well known, and highly esteemed and respected throughout the whole county. He is a farmer, and is an upright, honorable, and valuable member of society, and his friends of the eastern part of the county, were desirous that the should obtain the nomination. The decision of the Prrsiclent of the Convention, declaring Mr. Maurice nomi­ nated, was undoubtedly wrong. The Convention had previously decided that the candidate selected should have “ a majority of the whole number of votes.* On the third ballot, Mr. Maurice received only 21 votes, precisely half of the whole number, and not a majority, and the President had no right to nullify the previous re­ solution of the Convention requiring a majority vote, by declaring Mr. Maurice elected because he had a plurality vote. He should have declared it “ no choice.” and directed the*Convention to proceed to a fourth ballot. Had such been the case, Mr. Smith would undoubtedly have been nominated. Mr., L amberson received^nearly two- thirds of the votes, for District Attorney, on, the first ballot, which plai^ shewed that he enjoyed the confidence^and esteem of his party. He has beenj a good and faithful officer, and after he has,enjoyed the office for the coming term, he will doubtless be ready for a successor, The nomination, of P abmenus S mith , and W arren M itohile , will give entire satis­ faction,—they are both goad and true 4iqd will not abuse the confidence of their constituents. Wo shall shortly give the subject furthe? attention, ‘m W liig S t a t e D o n v e w g leii. The performances at this Conrention are already pretty well known* After several abortive attempts, it succeeded in obtaining an organization, appointed a Committee on j&esolutions, and then endeavored to go into nomination for State Officers. This last objected'io by some 25mernbers who pre­ ferred that the BesolUlions shouldlje pre-' sented and passed first, so that the Con­ vention should know what it was about, and that the candidates should know what they were bound bj. These 25 objectors not suc­ ceeding in their effort, then allowed the bal­ ance of the Convention to proceed in the nominationsj with the following result: Washington Hunt of Niagara Co. for Governor, unaninioUslyr Geo. J. Cornell of N. Y . City, For Lieut, Governor* Ebenezer Blakely of Otsego, for Canal Commissioner. Gen. Abner Baker of Jefferson, for Slate Prison Inspector. Wessel S. Smith of Queens, Clerk of Appeals. We are well pleased with this lest selec­ tion, and it affords us great satisfaction to know that our friend Wessel, is so well ap­ preciated, and is so highly popular through­ out tke Slate. His nomination was by acclamation. ‘ We sincerely hope he may be successful in his aspirations,—the Queens County Whigs will no doubt do nobly for him ; but we fear from present appearances, that there is little chance for his success. Mr. W m D u e k , Member of Congi’ess, from Oswego, was chairman of the Co nmii- lee on resolutions. After having made his report it was re-submitted to the Convention, and the committee was enlarged,but nnfortU' nately, they could not agree, there being a tie vote upon every proposition. They re­ turned to the Convention, when a portion of the committee’s resolutions were adopted,viz: 1st, Attachment to the principles of the Whig party; 2J, a faithful observance of the Constitution of the U. S-; 3d, a revision of the Tariff of 1846 necessary; 4tb, ap­ proval of Biver and Harbor appropriations; 9lli, approval of the Yfhig State adminis­ tration ; lOih, the importance that Whig principles should be triumphant in the com­ ing election. The 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th of the Committee’s resolutions, were superced­ ed by the following, presented by Mr. W m . I. C ornwell , of Cayuga, which in substance expre.ss: 5th, confidence in President Fill- mew-e; 6lh, lamentation at the loss of Presi­ dent Taylor ; 7ih, confidence in Wm. H. Seward, and approval of his conduct; 8lh, belief in the patriotism of the Whig Repre­ sentatives; 9th, approval of the admission of California, and extending the Jefier- sonian ordinance over Utah and New Mexi­ co, and 12ih, commendation of the present candidates to the support of the parly. On the passage of ih^se ^substitutes, ap­ proving of Mr. Seward, &c., the President, Mr. Granger, and some 40 of the members left theConveniion,and organized separately, adopted, sent out an address, and have call­ ed a new Stale Convention, to meet at Utica on the 17ih inst. When the first dispatch reached New-York, slating the probability ofsueh a secession, the Tribune said “Bah !” but the day after it was perpetrated, G reely treats his readers to about six columns of his paper, for the purpose of showing that the crevasse do’n’t amount to anything after all, and that the Whig Party is all the stron­ ger for it. This may be verj' satisfactory logic to our friends, the W'higs, but We don’t believe in it. hour. With a little instruction she was enabled ‘ 4o print off her own name, copies of v^ieh will *be burnished ,4o her admirers, a t the low price of $25 eft^.,^She remarked, we thought, in rather a Sneer­ ing manner, th a t . things were conducted in a very different manner at the Tribune •office, and regretting that her time was so. \short slia-presented each of ot|r hands with a ticket for the next concert, and giving us a life ticket, she left with the parting request, that we would consider her as a ^subscriber to the Plaindealer. It is an evidence of a high order of intel­ ligence in Jenny, that she should evince to desire to become acquainted with those whose giant minds do now, or are destined to, wield tho destinies of our country, (of course we allude to Greely and Bennet.) Hoping that all Jenny’s visits m^ay he productive of as much mutual pleasure, as was the one we now allude to, we leave this interesting sub­ ject for the present. N. B. Tinhune and Herald please notice. ,Feisi !5 lifaid^s T i s it t o tiie F l a m - d e a l e r O filce. We were sitting in our sanctum, and had been reading with Intense interest, the graphic sketch which friend Greely gives his readers of the visit of Jenny Lind to the Tribune establishment. Our thoughts were wandering over the re­ markable results which would be likely to accrue from the meeting of two such re­ markable characters as the musical Jenny, and the erratic Greely, when our musings were interrupted by a gentle knock at the door; so sudden was the breuk upon our silence, that, in rather unusually silvery tone, we cried—“ come in”. The door was opened, and lo, the lovely Jenny stood before u s ; we knew her at once, from her i*emarkable resemblance to all the different portaits that grace every shop window in town and country. We had just before been studying her features, which were beautifully painted upon an earthen cup, which bad been presented to us by one of the rejected song writers, and therefore had no hesitation in wel­ coming by name, the bright star which had deigned to shed its lustre upon our plaindealing affairs. Her full eye twin­ kled with pleasure, as she informed us that our world^wide renown having reach­ ed her, she* could not rest until she had grasped the hands of &e., &e., (we are too modest to repeat what she said,) Supposing that she would be naturally desirous of witnessing the astonishing celerity with which articles are written, set up, and struck off, in our establish­ ment, we forthwith sat down, wrote an editorial, then requesting her to 'follow us up stairs, (which stairs, she remarked^ were cleaner than the Tihune's') we showed the process by which matter was set up, and struck off. She appeared much astonished at what she saw^and could ha»dly believe that uitr press was capaHe (^ striking off ovbr 200 cojnts per Lincoln prates knowingly about brains, just as if he knfew anything about the subject. Poor fellow, he is obliged to draw upon his imagination. Just now» he presents the sad but ludicrous spectacle of a “ lovesick swain” ever and anon “ Sighing like a furnace, ipith a woful ballad Made to his mistress’ eyebrows.” His patrons must have patience yet a while. We have been furnished an ac­ count of some of his extravagant antics on the moonlight excursion to Castle Garden. We knew it was’nt safe to trust him out that night, and therefore warned his friends to keep a sharp look out for him. Poor fellow, we are sorry for him Can’t he be put out of misery ? Won’t some pitying parson tie the noose, and let hii^ dangle ? Next week we shall commence the publication of a very interesting tale from the French of Madame Charles Reybaud, entitled “ H elen ,” translated expressly for the Plaindealer, by A. W. Leggett. Our patrons will observe that we arc endeavoring to give them a full equivalent for their subscriptions, and we shall leave no stone unturned” in our efforts to make the Plaindealer a welcome and genial guest for every fire-side on Long Island. As th's tale will be con­ tinued in several numbers,those who care to read the whole of it, will find this the proper time to subscribe. , -■ --- ---------------------------------------------------- * H arper ’ s M iscellany for October is before us. It is a rich number; its se­ lections are excellent.and the wood engrav­ ings are among the most beautiful of the kind we have ever seen. Wordsworth’s dwelling is a gem in itself; there are likewise likenesses of Wordsworth, Carlyle, and Sydney Smith. ------- ■— -------- H olden ’ s D ollar M agazine . — The October number of “ Holden” lies before us, and a pe' usal of its contents confirms us in pur previous assertion, that it is not only the cheapest, but one of the very best magazines of t ie day. If any of our readers wish to lay out a dollar to advantage, let them subscribe to this popular magazine; their office is at 109 Nassau St. N. Y. as well as tbemselves> and who wiU tin- doubtedly make the xoad a public benefit and a pleasant and popular route for tri^* veiling. The Farmer taS a ctirioui knack of mistaking name^i. Last wcet we had JermAo, now Jeremiab Lamber- \Wi ; this week Hicks Alb^rtross il A Grand Juror. He must have mislakeii our friend Albertson for that qnecr1^4t the Alb^itross. . . The Whigs hold their Gonvens^ tion at the Court House, for the nomiha>^ tion of County officers, oh Tuesday, thd 5th of November, at 2 p . m . The Farmer states that a valuable horse, belonging to Mr. John B. Higbie, of Springfield, “ was killed by lightning in art open lot on his farm, during the Storm ott Friday night, (27th ult.) The Farmer man, WilliSj siatfes that he has prepared a refutation of th^ misstatements of the Inquirer, but thinking it might be “ ill timed and injudicious,’’ he defers il until offer the Fair. We dont think any damage should have been ap- prehend|cl. However, there’s po telling what may happen, so Snedeker had better be “ armed and equipped.” 113\ The Hempstead Inquirer, and Ja­ maica Farmer, are geitihg up a very ami* cable squabble'in relation lo the size ot their respective subscriplibn lists. The Inquirer man says he believes his circulation “ to be larger than that of any other paper pub­ lished in the county,” while the Farmer man hints that he has the advantage* Come, gentlemen, this is an important subject, one in which advertisers are very much in­ terested, and whilst you are about it, let the matter be satisfactorily disposed of. Show your books, .and when you get through, we’ll tell you something about the* Plaindealer^s subscription. fd\* The following are the names of Grand and Feiit Jurors, residing in the towns of North Hempstead and Oysterbay,- drawn for the next County Court of Oyer and Terminer, to be held on Monday, Nov*’’ ember 4th. NORTH HEMPSTEAD. . G R A N D JU R O R S . Hewlett Duryea, Samuel L- Hewlett Joseph 0. Hegeman, James Udall. P E T I T JU R O R S . William Hicks. Joseph S. Townsend, Daniel E. Smith, Hicks Albertson, OYSJERBAY* G R A N D JURORS.- Stephen C. Underhill, Simon Craft, Thomas A. Cock, James V. Daryea’,' Isaac Townsend, Timothy Titus, Jr.- p e t i t j u r o r s . . .g . Stephen Seaman,John Whitney, Jacob T. NoMrami, Andris M‘Queen, Samuel Frost, Smith Underhill. l o T l i OlUg N bujs . On Monday, Mr. E. Z. C. Judson, alias “ Ned Buntline,” having served out his allotted term of imprisonment, and •paid his fine of $250, was released from confinement. His friends turned out en masse to welcome his return from exile. VVe trust that his future career may­ be profitable, and of benefit, both to him-^ self and the community, and that he will not again make himself so obnoxious to society, as to be convicted and punished for crimes of which he is innocent. He is to start a daily paper on March next. shall give an account of the Qeens County fair, next week. The real estate in Brooklyn is valued at $30,000,000. It is assessed at $40,000,000. The real estate of Wil- liamsburgh is assessed at $4,139,489, 1-eing an increase over last year, of $661,864. The personal estate $287,416, being an increase of $119,519. On Sunday afternoon, a small boat containing four men and a boy, who had gone out to fish near the “ Hog’s back,” at Hell Gate, was suddenly drawn under by the tide, and all were drowned. The L. L Rail Road Co. have discontinued running Ibeir cars to Hemp­ stead. This arrangement, as a matter of course, has caused great disatisfaetion to the residents of that town. It seems that on the 26th inst, the Branch track was examined by the receiver Mr* May­ nard, and the agent, Mr. Conklin, and was found in such bad condition, that the Company decided not to repair it. There has been great complaint against the road of late, arising from the miserable time they make iii running—very frequently taking from two to three hours eoraing from Brooklyn to the Branch. The fact is, that the whole concern is so involved in debt and difficulty, that they see no chance for resuscitation, and the more they struggle to get on a firm foundation tho deeper they get stuck in the mire. We think that the sooner the whole road and material is put up at auction, and sold for the benefit of the creditors, the better it will he for all parties concerned.- The road will thus get into the hands of qapitalists, new owners, who will find it to their ink]:est to aceoiutnodate the public Friday last, a.negro, by name of James Hamlet, was brought up, under the provisions of the New Fugitive Slave Law before the U. S. Commissioner, and after it was shown that he was a slave of a- Mr- Brown, of Baltimore, he w'^as handed over ta the claimant, and hurried back into cap­ tivity. He had been in this Slate about two years, and bad married while here. On Saturday last, as the steamer Pacific was backing out of the dock, she encountered a heavy wind and strong tide, which forced her back and brought her- wHeel house against the uprights of thedock, bringing down some thirty feel of it. The wharf'Was covered with people,some fifty of whom were thrown in the river, three were killed, and several badly injured. The ves­ sel was obliged to remain till dext day for repairs. Judge Ed.wards has reversed the order restraining Edwin Forrest from de- . parting out of the State. Mrs. Forrest’s counsel have appealed to the General Term, General Nems. Jenny Lind has given her concerts in Boston. The inhabitants of that inter­ esting village made themselves particularly assinine on the occasion of her arrival*- They turned out in thousands, and bare­ headed, notwithstanding a violent rain, es­ corted her from the cars to her hotel* Afterwards the Mayor and Board of Aider- men called upon her, and bored her witih a budget of fulsome and sickening bombast and flattery, which Jenny, like a true and sound hearted woman, promptly rebuked, by disclaiming that she was “ any betl|r • than other people.” The journals say thal^^ the people have made fools of theinselves’ . in this matter,—we think nature has saved them the trouble. It was only a few* yeUx» since, that the young bucks of the town harnessed themselves to Miss Fanny Ell- . sler’s carriage, and trotted her about, greatly to the amusement aud patiffciition •of tlie looker Oft. .‘?1

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