Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 15, 1836, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 15, 1836 Page 1
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I rngmmmm I iMHBmyiWi DMlH J-l-'li ILt-IL JIUJJUII .LIJft.1 IMJTMWTWW-MlMWWWWWaWMeWBafIIUIIlllllll ! I Jill Wll IWW W IMWWMM 7V.I'IM "IT? jj ' " ' NOT THE a LORY OF C S A R ; RUT THE WE LI' ARE OF R O M n. BY H. 55. J-TACTV. FRIDAY, .TANITARY 15, 1836. VOIL. IX--No. 459. Curriunclrnc: of ihe llixinn , l.i. lf'iuhinztdii, Jm. 3, 11135. For t lit; laM three t'ays tl ere have linen rumors nfiont in relalinu tn Mr Webster, which may rracti your rant, bill vvlucli I am sure you wilt al incc iliecrcclil. ll lias been idly reported ihat a coalition between him and Mr Vnn Burcn might noon be ex peeled, nnd lliil a plot was nflint In bind lite pond people of Massachusetts neck and heels and deliver I hem over tn t lie Magician. Of course nu intelligent por-nn will be deceived by these rumors. They arc utterly gratuitous, and tl is almost a work ofeupercrognimn in deny ilicm. Bui as llipy liave b"cn uttered with an appear ance of confidence in inmv quarters, it may not bo amiss to expose thci' faUiiy. Il cannut bocnn'eslcd, iliat lie admin istration have bad Ine uudncuy to niter- tain hopes of our defection. Overtures have been made, and bnld inueiidors have been thrown out, tho object of which i not to be mistaken. The Van Btireniics have tipped knowing winks to our Massa chusetts men; and the F.diior of the Globe has already began to inllict upon 119 hi Satyr like caresses. I he President is rlili o! opinion that there is a deal of good tense in our Slate, which will yot be slim tilatcd iiiio aciion. All these hopes and turmircn on the part of the administration will be friislraii'd and proved false. Our delegation in Congrats is. believe, with three exception, found nnd firm. Mr Adams considers Mr Vnn Bnrrn thi ni"st unexceptionable candidate that has been proposed; and Messrs Borden and Jackson arc among the "doubtful." The course of Mtfs'.ae.husftts upon the qnrslinn uf Ihe nc.Tl Presidency ndmits ol no doubt. It wt bo -odi as will not do rngnte from ihr loliy ( ii'acler which she ha hitherto ninuii allied by her consiel'iil upposiiion to Iho corrupt dynaity, of which Martin Van Burcn has been the guiding gf-nius. Sho will remain faithful to the candidate of her choice, for to him ehe hns pledged her support. In so doing bhe will vindicate her own honor, manifest her own consistency, and show that she at least ap predates the pro eminent qualifications of lirr Constitutional Champion. Should the ek cl ton be brought to the Home of Hop resent olives, she will manifest her fidelity to Whig principles, by giving her vote to that candidate, who is most likely to main tain those principles in their strength. She will never consent tn adorn the tri nmph of corruption, or by apathy and in ertnetsto be won over into the power of the enemy. Tho New Y rk Amrricno contains a let trr from Washington, dated Saturday night from which Iho Pillowing is an X"aci ; "Tin official n call by iho French Govern monl of Mon--. Iig"ot, li n - created rx troipo M ii-titii n here. Il H nniV rod cm clllflVI' IIH In III!! III'III'I'MIK III" ll ii (I VlTIl nil lit. to d'i i: mi long I'lir' ii-r, imi n ! mi nni irii'ih1 iidjo-tiiirnt ol' iIm- pi .m il. nl ihiitiih ilio-t mini'- qi -'! in ri'iloy wnli France. DeM'ii'eli' from M' Uiriun have been receiv il. .ind I'd , nm find n inoiiesl wi'll informed cireles hen1, ihiil Ihere is ln clirrlit ii ii1. 'n on .v llnil Fraud will In al Ihn Ins' .Mi'-'.'ig" ii- no xii'.inii linn uf ih" nni'. ni m Inch, nt the elvonil lionr. her G"Vi 'i'Un i.t. r r i'Ii r ' lie ('inim bo-s took ir nre. Wh .1 i!i 1 1 1 v i In ivli Ii ciiinniiiniea'eil " C ngi m ' " ly pin if Iho wiik nnd ii' c ii In ' i mix In th nieBsines to hi or lloit nre Vfii 111 coli'i iiliillnli I (In lint like lo indulge in. The subject is ion serious in i'h const qni'lices to your inorcaii'iio friend-, to induce me to do s i light grounds." Tr.XAS Letters wore rceivod in thin city yesterday, dated Now Orleans. Do ceniber 50'h. annoiinoing that Iho town of Ban Jlntnnio fie Rexnr ha Furri'mlcrod to Iho Ttxinn forct'H, which at our hist ac cnnnt worn bringing il. Gimi Cns. Iho Mexican commandant, with a lew of lil tronriR had relirrd into Itio ciladol ; but a tlic town a occupi' d by th'" Ti'Xinu- mid their piiKoners, and Co-s' forei's wilhooi provision, ho would he onnpolvd to nir render liim-clf a prisoner ol' war in a fi-w days The wrilfr rol'ers for lurthur pane uUrs to Iho N. pipurn ol the SOili ' bill as usual, they fail to nrriv. Thus Ins lerintnaiod, Tnr iiuiiiiIm at Ions! lie wor in Texas, and no one who is (a miliar with her rnsource and In diame ter of hor pooplo, can doubt Imr biln y In cstabllrli her iiidopondence. JV- Y Coiir. PROTECTIVE DUTIES ON SILK. The imporlancc of tho culture uf tilk, at o broncli of national economy, has ar rested the attcnlion orthe Secretary of the Treasury and led him to advert to it, inci dentally, in his late report to Congress In exploring the tourccs of revenue, whose prolific streams aic overflowing the grand reservoir, for the nirpnic of ascertaining nd suggesting Iho most judicious method of reduction, he soys: "The most prom inent of these a'liclcs, aro Wines and Bilks from beyond the Capo of Good Hope. They both yield In duties over half a mill ion oer annum, or. in 1834. Wine. 445, 000. and India 3ilks. over 171,000; all of which might well b repealed, union on- gro-B linulil eonsnlor iho loriner a juilicmn lax on a luxury, nod the latter ni nn cn couragrinpiit lo the domestic produrt of silk, which in bucnming widely and sue-cc-sfullv established; and which, if deem ed b proper object of incidental protection by legislation (contrary to iho views late ly enlnrtaincd by congress) would require a restoration of the duty nn European Silka nnw entirely free." Whether the culture of silk is ofnifTi- cienl importance lo entitle itscll in uie same encouragement and protection, ns is extended lo other branches of domestic in dustry, is a q'le-tinn which appropriately fills within the legitimate powers and pro vince of Congress lo decide. Tiinogh there may exist a difference of opinion wilh rei-pecl tn tht) propriety and expediency of an interference on the part of Congrcs yet all must admit il tn bo nn important Ionic of inquiry. No runner was it diccov ered that the soil nnd cliuialo of a portion of the United Slates was adapted to the culture of cotton than it engaged tho at teiiliun of C ingress. An inquiry into lis prospect of becoming a great staple pro luct of the Si'iilb, furcod upon Congress a conviction of the necessity of encouraging its growth by prolec'ivo duties. Lcgisla livo aid was immediately extended lo it, uliich, under various modification?, has been continued lo the present day. The frirnd and promoters of the culture uf silk in the United Stales, are decidedly of opinion that it is entitled to ihu foster iug care and fatherly protection of Con grces they have carefully investigated I In subject, bulb as it ropecis its feasibility, il profit and its bearing upon the interests and the independence of the country they have collected a inas of information in re lation to every Mcp in the process from sowing the seed of the mulberry to tho fin ih of the fabric, and ore in possession ol I'ricta and estimates, which, to their minds are perfectly satisfactory that it is destin ed to bo the second, if not tho first, staple product, of the Northern Middle and Sou them Stales. Thi information t hey ara willing to comir.unicatc. nnd arc communicating thro the medium of their publications ; but they arc nol di-poscd to obtrude it upon the nt lenli'jn of Congress, lest il should be com strued into an indirect solicitation for Go vernment aid to an individual enterprise As individuals they ask no assistance they are prosecuting the business with a talis factory hope of succcs and amplo reinu Deration; but as a great national object ihev believe it is entitled In the protection of Government, and that its general iulro ilocliou will be lung pnicrnstinated unless it is extended. A Iho !)iisinps? i vol in its infancy, nnd Mm: hi H inn ii ' n,n in relniinn to H limned to roiiiinralively. a few iinlivulo iN. ami III se;ilieri(l I lliuogll nil I he fVerril S'at'' it ro:-Kc1 fully Mibm I 'oil t" 111" rnoide ration of Congr"s, wheilier nu invesngn lion ol 1 ho soliji'd. bv a Committee, wou'd not b" de-irable. and have a sal itury ten deiiey. eiiher a-i promoting (he inlerehl o new. bill nn iiiiiu! s .orce of national nealili; "r checking a visionary nnd illu - .rv project which uiii-l ulliin.ilelv end in ili-apii'iiniuieiit. Siiould C-iogre- appoint a Counnillee lo iiivei.ligalu the subjec, ull the lofuriniition necessary lo a full under -landing of the subject matter of their in noirv. will hi within their reach ; and rhoold it result iii a conviction that the gislniive action ia culled for, various plans and project will be laid beforo litem for their eon-iduralior, and recommendation. From facts and information in our own possession, we b -licve tin? importance the subject, in a national point of view rails for iho iinrneilinln attention of Con grei.-. and we hope a Committee will be enrly appointed nl I he prevent session, lo investigate il. The. length of Ihe session will give tlino abundant time to collect th fuels and make a report. The country ex pect it, and Us importance demand it. Silk Ciiliuritt A pillentLid." U-n." said a fuller tho other dov, "I'm busy now; but as soon ns lean get lime, I mean to give, you n ft ig nig.' "Don't hurry yourslf, Pj," replied Iho patient hid. ' I can vail." Jitines IhiZn usually called the Ettrick Shepherd, a" pool nnd novelist, died nt his reOdenccnn too banks ol'lho Y.irrow, on' November. He had been ill 3 weeks of a bilinus fever, Ho w.n born in the Mine year with Wullcr Scott, and ... 1 1 i i i. ,. .. i would Invnueen (JO voar oiu. nau uu nveu till tho '.'Sill of January, 1039. As the sun in all Us splendor was peep in over tho eastern hills a newly married man exclaimed, "Tho glory of the world is risin"!" Hia wile who happened to bo get. tingup al tho moment, taking iho compli mcnt to horself, simpered out. "What would yon say my dear, if I hsd my new silk gown on!" THE Ol.OSIvt: YEAR. DV WILMS. Il i a melancholy task lo reckon wilh Ihi! departed year. To l nice back tho on -rloiiJ Ihrund-i'of nff'clion through H many colored wool", and knot anew its broken places to number the missing objects or interest, tho dead and tho neglected to sum up tho broken resolutions. Ihn deferred hopes, tho dissolved puaniomsoi nimcipa lion, and Iho many wanderings from the loading star of duty this is indeed a mol anclioly task, but, withal, a profitable, and ll may someiimes ue. a pleasing mm u snolhiii" one. It u wonderful m what short courses the objects ol this world move. They arc Into arrows lecuiy mot. A vear a brief your, is lull of things dwindled and finished nnd forgotten. No thing keeps evenly on. What is there in the running calendar of tho year that Ins dcparied. which has l;ept Ita placo nod I's mn'Miitude? Hum nuil there nn aspirant lor fa uie still stretches after lm eluding shadow hero and thero an cnthu-oast 1 a 1 1 clings to his golden dream hen.' nnd there and nlas ! how rarely) a friend keeps Ins troth, and a lover Ins fervour but how iiinnv in ire, lint wen; m ambitious, and en iii-iastic, ns loving a these, when I his year began, are now sluggi-h, and cold mid hilse! You may keep u record ol lile. nnd ns surelv ns it h huinm, it will be n fragmented and di-j. lined history, crowded with iiuaccoiiolahleoess and change. Tncrc h nothing constant. The links of liloare forever breaking, but wo rush on till. A fellow traveller drops from our side into iho grave a guiding star ol hop vnoi"liea Irom Iho skv a creature ol oil' affections, a child or nu idol, is snatched from ih pcrliipt nothing with which we hegan the race is kdi in ih, and yet we il not hall. " Unw.ird still onward is the eternal rry, nnd as Ihe past recedes. ihe broken lies nre forgotten, and the pres. enl nnd future occopv us nlone.' Thoru are bright chapters in the past, however. II our lot is capricious ar.d bro ken. it n also new and serious. One friend li.i. grown cool, hut we h ive won another. Oil's chance was less fortunate than wo ex peeled, but another was better. We have cncounlered one mail's prejudices, but in so doing, wo have unexpectedly flitterc: the partialities of hi neighbor. We Imo neglected a recorded dutv, but n deed o charity done upon impulse has brought up the balance. In an equable temper of mind, memory, to a nun ol ordinary good iiess of hear!, is pleasant company. A carclos rhymer, whose heart is better than his head, says : "I would not escape from Mennri'j lanJ, l-'ur all I lie cu can lieu ; Fur llieio'a ilo.urr dint in Memory's land, 'I'll. in llie oro nf rirh I'cru. I H.ip ilio teller liy .Memory tiviinl. The uuudeier's heart "ml soul lo bihJ.' It was a good thought suggested by an ingenious frienil of mine, to make one's will a n nu -i 1 1 v. and remember all whom we love in il in ihu degree of their deserving. have ucted upon tho hint sinee. nnd trnlv il is keeping a calender of one's life. I h ive little to bequeath indeed ti manuscript or two, some half dozen picture-', and n score or two nl much. thumbed and rhnicc an thors but, slight as those poor ineinouto are, it is pleasant in rate their difioreoee and write ngain-.t llieui iho name of our frionih, ns wo should wish them left if wo know we wore presently to die. Il would bo a satisfying thought in sickness, that oiio's friends would have a memorial lo suggest ns when wo were gnne ihat thev would know wo wished to bu remembered by lh"iii. and reme nlnred iheui nmnng Ihu lirst. And il is plea-ant. too, when alive, in change tho order of appropriation with Ihe evervuryuig videlicet, of affeclien. It is a relief to vexation nod mortified pr.ile to eia-e iho name of one unworthy or lalso. and it is delightful, ns another gets near er lo your heart, wi'h iho gradual and Mire ie.l of in'iui.icy, to prefer him in your fe rret register. Il" I siiould live lo ho old, I doubt not il will he n plen-niit thing lo look over lhes liillo lesiiiiueot.s. It is difficult now, with i heir kind offices and plca-anl faces ever about one. lo realize the changes of feel mg between the first nod tho last more I i til cult still lo imagine, ngain-t any of iho-c familiar names the significant nslo risk which marks the dead yet if the common chances of human truth, and the still more desperate chance of human life, coiiiinuo it is nielnncliolly lo think what n miracle it would be if even half this list, brief and youthful as it is, should be, twen ty years hence, living and unchanged. The festivities of ibis pail ul the year always seemed tn mo mistimed and revolt ing. I know not what cause the reflections of others take, but lo mo it is simply the feeling of escape the released breath of fear nlier a period of siipenso and danger. Accident, misery, death, have been nhoul us in their invisible shnpes, and while otio is loiliired with pain, and mint her reduced to wretchedness, and another struck into the grave be-ide u, wo know not why or how we are 61 ill living n ml prosperous. It is next lo n miracle that wu nre so Wo have b. cn on the edge of chasms continually. Uur leet have toltereil, our bosoms have heen grazed by Ihe thick shafts of disease had our eyes been spiril-kecn, we should have been dumb with fear nt our peril. If every lenlh sunbeam were a deadly arrow if the earth were lull of invisible abysses if poisons wore sown ihickley in Ihe nir. life would hardly bo more insecure. We enn stand upon our threshold ami see il. The vigorous nre stricken dovn by uu invisible hand, the nclivo nud busy suddenly diaapoar death h caught in ihe breath of ihe night wind, in the dropiug uf the dew. There is no place or moment in which that horrible phantom is not gliding among us. It is natural at each period uf escapo to rejoice fervently and from ihe heart ; hut I know not, if others look upon death with the same irrepressible horor that I do, how can their joy bo so thought lutly trifling. It rccin to ma matter fur deep, nnd almost fearful congratulation. It xhoiild bu expressed in religious places and witii llie solemn voice ol worship; and when ihn period has thus been marked, il should be npc'odily forgotten leu its cloud become depressing. I nm nn advocate for all the cavelv that the stunts wi hear. would reserve no particle of the treasure ol happiness. The world is dull enough at Iho best. But do not mistake its temper. Do not press into the service of gay pleas ure the thrilling solemnities of life. I think any thing which reminds mo of death, sol emn; any time, when our escape from it is Ihrust irresistibly upon the mind, a boIciiiii time ; and such is I lie season of the new- year. It should bo occupied by serious thoughts. It is the tun's to reckon with one's heart to renew nud form resolutions to forgive and reconcile and redeem. A. r. .Mirror. Poetical ciiAiucrnn or the Iitr.Ln Tho following cxlracl is taken from the N. . Mirror. It is a happy effjrt to exhibit what however fir exceeds all human de scription. The pathos and beauty and eloquence und Divino lrulln of the Holy scriptuios arc. nhn, loo little known and felt. Were the lids of this book more frequently opened, much of the doubt and darkness which nnw hang over the minds. of many whu profess I o receive it ns "a lamp to Ihcir feel and a light lo their path," would hi dispelled, and many who now reject its rays altogether, and wander in Iho darkness uf error and folly, would find it an unerring guide to lead their footsteps in the ways of Virtue and in the paths of Peace. Had the Bible been without its noetic al character, we should have wanted tho voice of nn angel In recommend it to the acceptance ot inanuind. t'rone as we nre to neglect this banquet upon which tho most exalted mmu may Ircely and fully feast, we should then have regarded it with ten fold disdain. But such is the unlimited goodness of Ilim who knew from the be ginnng what was in the heart of man, that not i.nly the wide creation is so designed as to accord with our views of what is magr.ilicent and beautiful, and thus to re mind us ol his glory; hut even the record of In.- immediate dealing with his rational and responsible creatures, harmonize wilh all our most tender, refined and elevated thoughts. With our established ideas of beauly and grace and pathos of sublimity citlie." concentrated in the minucsi point or extended to the widen range, we can derive from the scriptures n fund of gratifi cation net to hi found in any o'her memo rial of past or present timi. From the worm tii.atgrovoU in tho dust beneath our feet, to the track of the leviathan in the foaming deep, from Ihe moth that corrupts the secret treasure, tn the eagle that soar a'iove his eyry in the clouds, Irom tho wild asj of the desert, lo the lamp within the sheperd's lol l from Iho eoniiiniing locust to the can U; upon the thousand lulls from ill rose ol hhiron to Hie coders ol Leba iioii from ihe crystal stream gushing fori h out ol lbs flinty rock, lo the wild waters ol i ho deluge from the barren w.a-le, to the fruitful viiievanl, and the laud lliwing wilh mill; and honey, from the lonely path of the wanderer, to the gathering ol a mighty multitude, from the tear that lal's in secret to ihe dim of battle, nnd the shout of i liiiiniphaot host from llie tohlary in th wilderness, to Mie satyr on his throne from the mourner clad in sackcloth, to the prince ill purple robes from the gnawing ol llie woriulhat dielh not, to the seraphic visage of the blest, from the btill small voice, to the thunder of Omnipotence-. from the depths of hell, to the regions of eternal glory, there is :io degree ol beaut or deformity, no tendency to good or evil ii shade of darkness or gleam of light, which does nm coui ! within the cognizance of me llolv Scriptures; and therefore, there is no impression nr conception of tin: mind that may not find a corrcponding picture no thirst for excellence that may not meet wilh its full supply, and no condition of 1 1 1 1 1 ii.i u 1 1 v- necessarily excluded from the unlimited scope of adaption am! ofsympa thy comprehended in the language and spiril ol llie lloiy is i bio. How gracious, then how wonderful and harmonious, is thai majestic plan by which one ethereal principle, like nn electric chain ol'light nnd lile, extends through the very elements of our existence, giving music to langujge, elevation to thought, vitality to leulirig nnd intensity and power and beauty and happiness to the exercise of every lac ullyot the soul! A New Cupositv in Natuihi. His a-iiuv. Tho above engraving represents a specimen of a natural production, which was shown us n few evenings since, thai is neither hsh nor flesh, beast nor fowl, nni mil, vegetable nor mineral ! Il was pro cured in Plymouth, North Carolina, nud brought lo this city in n glass ot Alcohol. The thing, for it is without a name, is both entomological and vegetable. When its entomological nature ceases, ile vegu table nature cuimiiuncc; nnd when its ve getable character has arrived at miiturily, Us entomological ch truclcr devolopcs it sell'nuil Us vegetable rxtslaucc disappears. In other words it is alternately a plant nnd nn insect. As an insect, it ij perhaps about one inch in length and three fourths ot an inch in circumlerniice. II is ot a brownish color, shaped like a wap, deti nue of wings head similar to a beetle with two anteii'ireor hums; has near its head on either side a short leg shaped liku those uf the mole, wilh broad, serrated extremities and intended, doubtless, like those of the mule, to assist the iiisecl in penetrating the earth. It has also iwo posterior, legs the purpose of which shall bo seen. When the insect has attained its growth it diuap pears beneath the surface of the round and dies. Immediately alter its death tho two posterior legs, just spoken of, begin to prnut nr vegeUlo. These two hhoot soon nppcar nbove the earth. and the insect plant soon altnms the height ot ubout six inches, it puts forth branches nnd leaves, resembling torlbil. Tho extremities of the branches bear n bud, which contains in mbryo neither leaves nor flowers; but nn insect! As the insect devolopes itself and grows, it neither falls to the ground, or re turn upon its mother plnnt, but feeding on its leaves until the plant is exhausted, when tho insect returns to earth again and again the plant shoots forth ! i ho true nature of this insect plant, or vegetable insect, we knnw not what to call it, is entirely inexplicable to in. It may be surmised that an insect has hero asso ciated itself wilh the seed of n nlant, in such maiiner, that they produce and mature each other. Or, it mav bo supposed, that nature has invested this specimen of exis tence which attributes the nearest possibly assimilated to those ol b)th the vegetable and animal kingdom, yet belonging not ex nelly tn either, nor entirely to both. It may srem to bo Uie lunging point at winch the animal kingdom merges into the vege table, and the vegetable into the animal lingdom. It is cerl.amlv a wonderful cu- rosity, and we believe that it is not only entirely unknown to naturalists, but has never before been publicly de-enbed. We understand that a gentleman in Phil adelplna, of whom the specimen wo eaw was procured, is cultivating a quantity ol tuctn winch be bns obtained irom iSorthU for llie purpose of furnishing the .Museums. Wa hope tu bo able to a more par ticular account ut this insect vegetable hereafter. In the specimen we saw, the plant had grown about three inches, and ihe insect was yet preserved in its original and nearly pcrlect state. Tarn. ."uu. MAIIIUAGE A FT Ell BURIAL Two Persian merchants, strongly united in friendship, had each one child of diller out sexes who early contracted a ttrong Incnusbip lor each other, winch was clier. ished bv the parents, and thev were flitter ed wilh the expectation of being joined together lor lite, Unlortunateat the lime ihey thought themselves on tho point of completing thii long wished tor union, man, far advanced in years and possessed nf an imtneiiic fortune, cast his eyes on the young lady, and made honorable propo sals, tier menus couut not resist the temp tation of a sou in law in such afiluent cir cumslanccs, nnd forced her to comply. As soon as the knot was tied, tho strictly en joined her former lover never to see her nnd palienllv submitted to her fate, out the anxiety uf her mind prayed upon her which anpearontly carried hor ofT, nnd &Ua was consigned to the grave. As soon as the melancholy event reached the lever, his nfiliction was doubled, being deprived of all hopes of her widowhood; but ncol lecting thai in her youth she had been for some time in a lellnrgy, his hopes revived, nml hurried him to the place ofher burial, v here a good bribe procured the sexlouV permission to dig her up, which ho per. formed, nnd removed her to a place of safety, where by proper mot hods, he re viveii llie nhnost extinguished spark oflil'e Great was her surprise at finding the stale she had boon in, and probably us great was her pleasure ct the means by which she had been recalled from the grave. A soon as sjio was sufficiently recovered, the lover laid his claim; and his reasons, supported by a powerful inclination on her part, were too strong for her to resist; but as France was no longer a placo of safety fur them, they ngrerd to remove to England, whore ihey co'itinucd Ion years, when a strong inclination of revMtiug their native coun try seized them, which they thought they might gratify, and accordingly performed their voyage. The lady was so unfortu natc as to be known by her husband, whom she incl in n public walk, and all her en deavors to disguise herself were inelV.'ctu al. He laid his claim lo her before a court of justice, and tho lover defended his right, alleging thai the husband by burying her. had fortiled his title, and that he had ac quired a just one, by freeing her from ihn grave, and delivering her from the jaws of death, l iicse reasons, whalovcr weight they might linve in a court where love pre sided, seemed to have little effect on the grave sages of the law; and tho lady, with her luvcr, not thinking it safe lo await the determination of the court, prudently re tired out of the kingdom. C Celebret. ECCENTRICITIIOSOI-' A MAD MAN. Mr. , a lawyer in Vermont, doing a good business, nt onco became insane, and look il into his head to abandon the practice of the Law, and engage in basket making. He was al first, a very awkward hand nl this new employment, but, by dint of perseverance, he so. in became skillful and could weave n bs-kel as well ns he had formerly woven nn argument at the bar. He folluwed this business nbnut six months when taking a new notion into his head, he abandoned II for that of chair bottom ing. The material used in this occupation was bark, which ho stripped fiom thu trees in early summer, when it peels most easily. Having enme home, one day, covered from head to foot wilh mud, he was asked where he had been, thai he got so thoroughly be daubed, lie answered that he had been in a neighboring swamp after elm hark, of which lie exhibited a strip about 40 feci lung. Do you mark this ?" eaid he triumph antly. 'Yes; but how does ihat account for your being to muddy It isn't usual to find mud on the lop of n lice." "No; but you may miiu H lines find it at iho bottom, ihough.' I'll loll you how I found it. 1 cut the burk near the rout of the tree, and then ttript il upwards, ex pecting il would come to an end and break off. and run itself out afinr a while. 11 u it hung on like n suit in chancery and I stript, and Mript, until it run un foriv -t nnd ns broad nud htrong es ever. Tofi!;i ' I to myself, there's no use in pursuing tiu thing any farther, and so I'll enter a nnllt prosequi, Ihat was the point lo be deci ded. I wished at least to save C03i but, pshaw ! 1 forgot, I'm not ti lawyer now. Well, os I was saying. I looked, ut ihu subject to see how I could securo ihn luri:. It was too strong for me to break off At any rate, thought I, lliero'd more than eon way lo skin a eat, ns a butcher would say. If I cannot break offtliis bark, I cbii clim'i up by it. No 6oonor taid than done. 1 seized hold of llie ttrip, und placing nir feet against the tree, ran up liana over hand. By this method of climbing, n'i will nerccive mv back must have bi"u downward, and nearly in a horizontal po.-i linn mv feet being braced against the l run and my head standing from il in an aught ol nearly ninety degrees. Having arrived at the proper height, I was men in a q iaii' dary. hnw lo get my knife out of my imM nt, nnd how to gel it open after it was out. If I let go Willi one band, I was learlol llie other would not hold mo. However, bin I, it's neck or nothing. I'll try the ex pertinent at any rate so 1 griped pv.ver fully with my left band, while I took my knife out with my right, and opened it witli my teeth, whipped off the bark as clean ut law would dock an entail. "And what do you think was the re sult?" "Why you caino flat on your back, of course." ' Itight gentlemen of the jury a very correct v5rdict ineod, 1 came down flu in the mud. Never was a client laid flatter on his back than I and never was one so completely bedaubed with filth and mud. But thanks to the yielding nature of tho soil! I saved my bones, and only brought away the mischief on my coat. I gained my cause, ton which is more than I can say of all my undertakings." The company laughed heartily at I lit cx-lawyer'H account of his exploit while the latter, hanging his coat in tho sun.suid that the mud, like the old woman's grease, would rub off when it was dry. J He continued, a while longer, to follow his occupation of chair bottoming, when, suddenly becoming sane again, he resumed the practice of the law, and has, ever since, preferred laying his opponents on their backs, in a legal way, to being laid on his own in so ludicrous a manner a9 that ubovu related. A". Y. Trans. Hard Times and Wants. Virtue wants mrirc ndmirers ; Wisdom more suaplicaiila ; truth iinro real friends ; and Honesty more praclionors. pi.. .. . .t-n.i-iiu j, S', ijtS uii- vynfhis more fortunate neighbors. Religon wants less said about the theory, and more dune in the way of practice Philanthropy wants a residence, and fidel ity an assy lum. The hor-es attached to tho Now -Bedford stage took fright while standing nt the Marlboro' Hotel, on Tuesday evening, and ran over Dock square, where they were thrown down. Of eight persons in the' coach, none were injurcc. rfflflE members of iho Burlington Kiro JL Company an hereby notified," that tha annual meeting uf said Company will be hold. cn at J. Howard's Hotel, on the fourth Wed nesday, tho 27th day of January, instant, at seven o'clock in the afternoon, for the pur pose ol choosing ten wardens, a Clerk ami Treasurer, and for transacting all other busi ness required by the charier and la.vs of said Company. Tho Trustees congratulate Iho membor3 of tho Company, and of the Kngino Com panies, and the householders of the vill.aga, Ihat. during the past year, not a single build, ing has boon destroyed by fire, within the lim its ol' the Company. The cry of fire has suvcral limes been heard on our streets, but tho prompt attendance of our Engine Com panies, and tho vigilance ofthis company and of our litizjns generally, have extinguished tho "Utile in.atler''hcfore "a groat fire had been kindled." All iho alarms of fire which wa have h'iard, the past year have commenced and continued wilh"morc suioko than fire," and ended 33 they should do, u mere excite ment, Sinco tho last annual meeting o number ofsubscribers liavn been added, as member lo this company, and several liberal donations have been received from beucvolont individu als. More than $200. has been raised by vol uutary subscription lo construct cisterns nnd wells, for Iho uto of litis company nnd tht nccoinniud.uioti ul'lhe public!;, u purl ofwhich has already been expended fur these purpose. The rrcont national cal.imity by firo in tho cily ol'N. York, whero 01 tenements and properly to thu value of 1-1 millions of dollars were consumed, in iho shorl sp.act of l." hours, speaks volumes of caution lo every lellocliug iiiind.and warns the most unwary to lake caro of fire. Tho Truilecs deem il not arrogance to at. tribute tho quiet enjoyment of iho" firesides uf many ol'our citizens to tho well organization of our I'uginp companies' and the vigilcuco of this company, but much remains yet to b done. Thero ale now only 10J nxwnbors of ibis company, while there aro about HOC house holders in tho village The company need funds, but they need the aid of individual ex ertions, as well as funds. A cause so general deservos general encouragement; and tho Trustees again call upon every householder in tho village lo attend tho meeting and join tho company Burlington expects every man will do his duty. By older of Iho Warden L V.MAN CUM.MINGS, Clerk: January 4, 18JC. rgl UK Subscribers will pay the highest JL market price in Cash for Corn, Rye, Oals, Bailey, Beans, i'ea,' Deluded ut their Sture. Hickor & 6'kl.l. , tturlinjlun, Ott, 10, I83S-

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