Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 3, 1836, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated June 3, 1836 Page 1
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NOT THE OLOllY OF C M S A It HUT THE WELTAKK OF It O M E. BY JFI. B.STACY. FRIDAY, .TUNE 3, 1836. VOIU IXWo. 614. MUSINGS IN THE TEMPLE OP NATUItE. Man can tiuilil nothing worthy of his Maker : From royal Solomon's Blupendous fane, Don n to llic humble chapel uf the Quaker, All, till urc vuin ! The wondrous world wlilcli Ho liimsclf cieatcJ, Is the first temple ofci cation's Lord ! There may his worship best be celebrated, And praises poured. Its nltnr earth ; its roof, the sky untainted ; Snn, moon nnd stars, the lamps that gave it light, And clouds, by the celestial urttsta painted. Its pictures bright. Its choir, all vocal things, whose clad devotion, In one united hymn is heavenward sped, The thunder pcal,lho winds.thc deep-mouthed ocean Its organ dicad. The face of nature, its God-written Diblc, Which ull mankind may study mid explore, 'While none cau wrest, interpolate, or libel Its loving tore, c- Hence learn wc that our Maker, whoso ndcclion 'Knows no distinction sutTcrs no recall, Sheds his impartial favor nnd protection Alike on ull. Thus by divine example do we Rather, That every race should love alike all oihcis, Chiistian, Jew, l'jgan children of one Father, All, nil are brothers. Conscience, heaven's silent oracle, the assessor Of right nnd wrong In every human Incasl, Sternly condemns tho impenitent transgressor To live unblcst. The pious mid the viittious, iho' assaullcd Ily fortune's fiown, or man's unjust dcciccs, Still in their bosoms find a pure, exalicd, Unfailing peace. I fence do we learn that hardened vice is hateful, Since Heaven pursues it with avenging rod. While goodness, self rewarded, must be grateful To man and Clod. 1) thou most visible and unseen Teacher, Whoso finger wiitesits lessons on oursphcto! O thou most audible, and unheard preacher ! Whue'C serin tus clear Aie seen nnd icad iu all that thou nci forme it. IV i It thou look down mid bless, if when I kneel, Ap.ul from man-built lanes, I lecl tho waimcsl, And put est zeal ! If in the temple thine o,vu Inn I h ith fashioned, 'Neath the hi ight skv, by Innely sticam or wood, I pour to thee, with tlnilling heart impassioned, My gratitude : If in ihy prevent miracles Miuucirs behold, whciuver I hive kneeled. New proofs of the funnily celestial To man revealed . tf fearing Tlicr, I love iliy liol Gic-itlon, Kci'iiing my bosom undefilcJ by auilt, Will thou icccivc and blens mine adoration I Thou wilt ! Tlioit wilt ! THE MARTIAL I'AlltY. A TEA-TABMJ T.W.K. "What ! nro you but a mortal 1 I cliould never Have guessed it I took you at the very least Vor u benevolent uenii." TAe Fislif man's Daughter. During tho war waged by the German coolilioti in 1792-3 against France, at that liino under tho tyranny of I he national convention, tho generals of the invading armies were represented by the Jacobins as ferocious and vindictive monsters, whose mia-inn was destruction, and who plunder ed and oilla?cd without mercy. Hostilities ure never so merciless alter a long peace, ns thev become when the soldier is inured in iho horrors of war through a long scries ,f mieenssive cnmnai'rns. Tito object of tlm ririneoa of the coalition was to re-estab lish the royal authority at Pan ; and as you wander utnnng tho vino clud hills, and nirnl hamlets of Champagne you will find that tho great majority of the Carman offi cers havo contrived to endear their mem firlna m tlm simnlc affections of tho inhabi taiils, whercvor they were quartered. (It was not thus, at the epoch ol tho angry and revenffoful invasion which terminated in the overthrow of Napoleon, in 1814 mon'H minds were then nnbiltcrcd by near ly a quarter of a contury of war, and tho invaders had personal and national wrongs to redress.) But wo must not wander from the Germans, who, in 1792 encampod in f!hnmniirfna to crush tho cradle of the yet tottering republic ; and the readers or tho Mirror shall bo trootcd to one of tho legends of that ncriod. Dnn cold morning in autumn, a German officer of rank ontercd a pretty house in uillnaa rrarrisoned by tho allied forces. Tho hostess, a kind and simple hearted wnmnn. of the middlo class, courteously i.niln him welcome, as his noblo features .! Mnnd manners wero a guaranty that wherever he was, nono of those discomforts inseparable from military occupation .vould be permitted to occur. "I am very sorry, m.inmn" said he. "to cause ou any tncon .nii,fi.ft. nnd I assure vou that my presence tihall be rendered as ogroeablo to you as possible." Tho lady of the house, delighted by his gracious introduction, expressed, aa forcibly as she could, the lively satisfaction it cava her to rcccivo so gentlemanly a r. n,!r Imr roof, and issued orders to her (servant to arrange tho foreign general's apartment in tho most coimoriaom manner. Those preliminaries uemjj i"s.i .i: ..b.,t for hrnnkfasl. nn. nnnml nl wavs took tea at breakfast and his valet carried tho tea caddy to tho mistress or Iho house, and begged her to prepare it for him, which sho promiscd. Sho eeemcd to bo engaged an unusually long time in getting tins most s.mplo repast, n8 the stranger several times wqJ know if liia meal was ready. 1 o thoio do timndfl the good lady always replied ' ll wi'l bo all ready in three minutes my lord. At last, tho general, to his great surprise, them bring into his apartment a table regularly laid out with cloth, napkins, lurks IZ spoons, plates and bottles. He thought l first, that that waa llic way they dmnk tea in Champagne, but his astonishment increased when Tic ea w the landlady make her appearance with a disiiof boiled herbs nicely garnished with small broiled sausa gcs. She had thus cooked all tho ten she could find jn the caddy. Tho good woman who was ignorant of the use of tea, had served it as sho would a dish of spinach ; sho had boiled it well, put it in n cullender to drain off tho water, which she threw away ; and then in order to display her taste to her guest and to improve upon his usual meal, sho had fianked his dish of herbs with the savory and delicately broiled sausages. The stranger was a good hearted soul, and instead of Hying out in a rags at such n novel mode of making tea, ho laughed till hid sides ached; and having explained to his hostess the proper preparation, ha invi ted himself to breakfast with her and her family on their country fare. She was a widow and her family consisted of an inter est! ng and genteel girl of sixteen, a son about twenty four, who seemed in very low spirits, and her own sister rather advanced in years. The stranger's demeanor towards tho young lady although she was only a rustic, was distinguished by that polite and frank gallantry which is peculiar to all well edu catcd Germans. Uut he quickly perceived that tho young man whose name was Mar eel, was depressed and quite silent. His eyes wero remarkably fine, nnd this only made the deep melancholy of his looks tho more particular. At his mother's first glance, he hastened to pay to their guest, with momentary cheerfulness and cordiality, all those attentions which of necessity arc to many and various in a cinzcn'd family when entertaining a stranger of high do grec. Ho put a buttle of Ai upon the table, winch tho stranger seemed to uniik with undisguised relish. When tho repast was over the general, with a benevolence of accent which denotes that a person has sounded the depths of your heart, but is fearful to tear open its wound.-;, said to Marcel "Do you believe in fairies, my young friend ?' 'I did once, my lord,' replied tho youth, adly. 'Uut arc vou an infi lei on that subject now." The youth looked nt iho stranger with a singularly anxious expression. After a mo incurs silence, he added and sighed, 'yon know verv well that there are no fairies now.' Uut supple there wer said tho gon oral. Ah! if indued there wore and Marcel's) lino eyes sparkled. Yuiiii ' miii, observed the general, Ml a fairv were here, I am otirtt you would havo some highly cherished favor to beg nl'hor!' It is very true my lord, said Marcel, and blushed. Yes I am lire of lint,' rci lined his mi- thor, 'he thinks of nothing but a sweet heart ol ins mat once was. A sweat-heart, inilher. say rather ti with my life. passion tint cm oily cease Uut why speak nl it now.' b i saying, M ire I made a movement as if to leave the table. D.iu't give way to despair my fine fellow,' observed the stranger, preventing him fruin rising, Yuu perceive that although my breakfast was lost, f luve succeeded in obtaining one. Whore is your lady-love at present ?' 'At mussels, said the mother, peevishly. 'At Urusscls !' exclaimed the irencral ; and he drank a gla-s of the glorious liquid ufthu country. At. Urusscls !' repealed ho. 'Now suppose I wore n lairy and thai I were tu set oil' In Brussels im mediately ?' The in it ho r, her sister, and daughter. began to laugh, nii.l oven the servant was obliged to bile her lips to restrain hor mer riment. 1 lie young man alone preserved his gravity. He sal. with open mouth and staring eyes and his breau heaved with violent agitation. 'Aro you going to Brussels, my lord ?' 'I am,' replied the stranger ; 'mid I think (could assist you in your wishes, if you would make me your confident; unless, you arc in love with another nun's wife, or that your beloved is a king's daughter.' 'Uli ! cried the youth, 'she is belter than any princess.' 'The douse !' said Iho stranger, starting up, 'you will put my power to a hard test.' 'I bug your pardon for indulging in such illtimed raptures. My ndored is only a merchant's daughter, who lives on tho grand square. lint bhe is is so beautiful, so ravishing, so exquisite, so divine, thai mv heart runs riot when I think of her. Why is she not as poor as ( nm ? I then might have somo hopes of her hand.' 'Does sho love you ?' 'Sho docs, ray lord. Uut her father in tends to give her sixty thousand francs for her portion. I was his book kocpor ; but, when he perceived my Toolings toward his daughter, he dismissed mo, for I have noth ing of my own. 1 fell sick, and was taken to St. John's hospital ; and it is now two months since my mother took mo from hence, and brought mo home, much against my will.' 'And have you heard nothing of your mistress ?' 'Thero is the nisery of my fate. Her father csmpels her to marry another.' 'Then her feelings towards you aro changed ?' 'Can sho disifboy her rather r Poor Louise ! Sho is to marry a wealthy ban ker.' Vcrv well.' said the slrancor--'l was not joking. Pack up your irunk; I will tako you with mo to Brussels." The vountr man bounded up in an ecsta sy of dolight. There appeared to him to bo something superhuman in tho tono and manner of their guest, who, all the while, cmptiod his glass in the quietest manner in tlm world. The trood woman, who know mi what to make of tho affair, thought it iinm to let thituri take their course, and in two hours Marcel and his patron wero on I tho high road to Brussels. Tho Ibrniffn ironoral alighted at tho Ho- lei de lu Paix, in tho street La Wotclte. : Marcel instantly hurried to tho church of St. Nicholas, on tho door uf which he saw the banns of his adored Louiso published. Tho mnrringo was to bo solemnized in eight days. 'She must havo forgotten me, then!' sighed ho : for while ho persuaded himself that sho daro not opposo hor father's will, ho could nut rosist the impulse of joaluttsy and distrust. Ho returned to the hotel. The stranger had already cngagod for him, in tho street La ViolMc, n handsomely furnished apart ment, into which ho inducted him, saying, "This is the first stroko of my fairy wand.' 'Now, my young friend," resumed tho good general with a sigh, "bo of good courage; I have ascertained that your mis trcs9 is ill. For the last month, sho has been confined to hor bed. It is porfectly true that sho is tenderly attached to you, and that she is about to bo sacrificed by her family. I am going to see her, for 1 am a bit of a-physician ; and I fancy I know to cure her." Marcel was so surprised tint ho had only strength to ultcr "Oh! do euro her my good lord !" He gave himself up to a thousand inco. hercnt reveries, to the wildest apprehen sions and to the mo3t delicious anticipations while tho stranger, guided by the hotel keeper, was introduced to Louise's father as a celebrated Gorman physician. Tho merchant, who thought that his daughter's cao was not properly treated by the city medical men. welcomed the strango doctor with eagerness, and instantly conducted him to his daughter's bed-side. There was such a smilo of good-humour on his features, that tho young girl, as if she had been affected by somo inward sympathy, held nut her hand to him involuntarily, be fore he had even requested to feel her pulso Ho leaned toward her, and spoke a low words to her in a low ton?, which bad the effect of suffusing her face with tho deepest blushes. He soon withdrew, en joining certain prescriptions to bo observed until his next visit. After his departure; Louiso got belter and better. Sho took tho simplo and harmless lemonade which tho doctor had .recommended,- rose from her bed, for tho first time for somo weeks, and her father was transported with joy. Tho pretended physician paid another visit. He took her father aside. "Your child,' said lie, "is seriously ill what I have given her is nothing but a soothing draught. If her wishes are thwartod, and you persist in th:sc intended nuptials, it will be hor death." 'But the connexion is a most advaiua genus oiio,' urged tho merchant. 'Very likely but I us she not another suitor ." 'Yes; but he h a poor youth, without lortuue or interest. 'what sum do you look lor witii your son in lav 'Sixty thousand franks at least, as 1 givo my daughter that sum.' 'All s right thon ; your acquaintance .Marcel lias just received that amount. 'H he worth that sum? Are you sure that he has got sixty thousand franks ? In that event, the case is materially altered he is a worthy and excellent young man. inspired by feelings of probity, and posses scd ol useful business talent; but you arc suro ho has got that sum ." 'Here it is, and it is his property' said tho stranger, handing the merchant a pocket bouk containg bank bills to that amount. Marcel was sent for ; then a notary ; then came the signing of tho contract j and Lnuiso was all at once restored to health although she looked interestingly palo and iunguiti tor some time. The wedding was celebrated with joy with magnificence, and with tho truest and moat expansive feelinrrs of love and grati tudc. Marcel Hung himself at his patron's feet his speechless emotion prevented the utterance of his thanks. IIo requested to know tho name of his generous friend. The noble slrnrgcr answered, 'It ia quite sufii cicnt for ynu to recognize in tnj a fairy as 1 tola you I waa, You owe mo nothing; for I have enjoyed the inappreciable satis faction of making two hearts happy. Al ways remember thai great oventa spring from very triflintr causes ; and Unit, most assuredly, you never would havo wedded tho wife that is now so dear to you, if your mother had known how to make tea.' So sayiur, ho loro liimsclf away from his friend Marcel's outpouring ofirratitudo and enthusiastic assurance of rcspactful attachment. The young man could not for a lonrr time learn his name. Ha en gaged in commerce, and soma years after ward, he encountered his benefactor at Go ths, and discovered that he waa tho dukn of Saxo Cobtirg, Iho father ol the present King o: ttio Uclgians MODESTY. "Pull many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark iinfnihoincd caves of ocean bear, Pull many flower is born to blush unseen, And waste lis sweclusss on tho desert air," It is so in nature. In my boyhood, I ob served in a rcmota and obscure part of my lather s larm, a (lower which 1 called a lilly it was not tho common meadow lilly, usual ly cultivated in gardens; it was not as tall as that ; but in my estimation it was much moro beautiful. When I read in tho scrip turos of tho roses of Sharon, and tho 111 I v of the vallcv, it reminded me of my favorito flower and I was disposed to denominate it Iho lilly of tha valley. Sinco that time I have seen many flowers in botanic gardens and in tne houses ol ricti nnil splendid cit ies, which wero cultivated with great care. and wero much oxiollcd on account of their beauty and fragrance, but among all the number, I have never seen my unprolcnd ing lilly ol tho valloy. There, 1 suppose it it live nt all, where my cyo was lust du lighted with its beauty, and where the foot of the botanist had never trodden, there it makes its annual appcaranco and wastes its sweetness on tho desert air. It is so in society. Tho bold, tho offi- cious and pretending, and even tho vain, aro put forward, and their fame is proclaim ed aloud whilo tho hutnblo and the truly deserving are overlooked by the rich, and lr ...III. nil ,1..:. ii ' ... . . ' "mi uii uiuir uxuciicncies lo Bpenu their days in obscurity, and to occupy the more lowly condition of sociotv. Nm un. frequently is the fomalo who possesses the uiuai uiiiinuiu qualities oi me minu and tioart noglectcd, whilo she of mora henulv in f.icn and form is chosen. Zantippo is united in bands of wedlock to' ono of tho creates! philosophers and host of men ; but Hannah Moore spends rt Ion'' and useful life, in sin glo blosscdiicss. it is so in religion. A noisy, clamorous, bigoted, persecuting professor of roligion, is often moro applauded among men, than ho who far better imitates in temner nnd conduct, the meek and lowly Jesus; tho public preacher who is frivolous, foppish, pedantic and conceited, frequently obtains more publici'y and celebrity in the world, than the really learned, devout, ostentatious and humble preachers of the gospel of peace auu nuiiucss. DEISM. Tho following reasons wore assigned by reclaimed infidel, for renouncing Deism and embracing' Christianity. I. That 1 never 6aw, heard or read ol any man, woman or child, that was relorm od either in wholo or in part, by embracing tho principles of Deism. 2. That 1 havo known hundreds, heard f thousands that have been reformed by embracing unnstianily. J. 1 rial l have Known industrious and sober men who by imbibing tho principles of Deism, almost instantly become desper ately wicked, and in many instances dan gerous members of civil society. 4. mat t nave known many deists and many scoffers at religion speedily nnd most effectually turned from the most'abandoncd practices, by the preaching of tho gospel, to a life of righteousness which showed itself by Bobrioty, industry, charity, broth crly kindness and universal philanthropy. i. I hat 1 do not recollect hcariiiir but one deist profess really to believe in a future stata of rc.vards and punishments. C. That I cannot, in all dcistical writings, find any law to prevent wickedness and en courage virtue, with rewards and punish ments annexed thereto. 7. That in scripture all the crimes that man can possibly commit, arc, under the severest penalties, forbid, and every possi ble virtue inculcated and encouraged, by promises of eternal and exceeding great rewards. U. I have-seen deists and read of many, who at the apparent point of death, were seized with tho most horrible despair, ut tering the most bitter reflections againat themselves for their total neglect of those duties commanded in the gospel. But who over heard or read of a Christian, at the hour of death, despairing of the mercy of Uod, because he had all his lifetime, rejee ted deism and shunned the company of its professors ? Or even when long, fierce diseases had shaken the nervous system, and raging fevers inflamed the blood, have they ever been so lar dcrangau as to wish they had novor been born, for not reject ing the Bible as a wicked and mischiovous imposition on tho human race ? PRESERVING BUTTER. Believing that buttor may be kept sweet and good, in our climate, almost any length of time, if properly manufactured, and well taken care of, in order to test the validity of this opinion, wc had two pots put down, ono in June, and tho other in August, 1834, more than twentv months ago ; and on probing them with a trycr, whilo penning this article, the butter is found perfectly sweet, and seems to retain most of its ori ginal flavor and freshness. We design lo send both pets to Boston next fall, with a view of having its mode of manufacture, and method of preservation, judged ot by tho butter tasters of that notable city. In the mauutacturing process, no water is permitted to come in contact with the cream or butler bocauso it is believed that water, and particularly soil water, dissipates much of tho fine flavor that gives to butter its high value. Tho Orange County Dairy Women say, ' give us good hard water and wo will make good butter,' for tho reason, probably, that it abstracts less of the aroma It oni the butter than solt water. 1 ho tern pcraturo of tho cream may bo regulated by com or iiul water put inio a niu, in which the churn may bo plunged. If the cream is clean, it needs no washing ; and if the butter is dirty, water will never clean It. Nothing but good, well pulverized salt. is used in preserving the butter; this aall mixed, and all dissolved, in the mass, before the butter has its second, thorough, and final working with tho butter ladle, and which is not finished till all tho buttermilk is expelled. To avoid all taint from the butter vosscls, and the better to exctudo it from tho air, which soon injures it, tha butter is packed cloao in clean stone jars, and whan nearly filled, is covered with a strong brine, ren dered puro by previous boiling, 'skimming, and eettling. In twenty months the brine has been twice renowed, on the appearance nf n film unoii t ho surface of tho old pickle To prosorvo butter, air and water, and heat above 65 or TO degrees, aro to bo guardod auainst as much as posiblo. Tho brine upon tho surface docs not penotrato tho mass, nor whilo sweet taint it ; but it llio roughly excludes the air. Cultivator. The farms ok Enq lani). The farms are regularly laid out in squares and paral lelograms of from two to lorly acres; and in n-eiiural they arc laid down as smooth and level as tho roller can make lliom. II era is a luxuriant whcaifiald, and thero u lino medow. and next u rich imsturo, nnd there busy preparations fur pulling in po tatocs or turnips; out) thero barlcv or oats just shoting up from the dark and rich soil. Uut scarcely a rod of fence such as wo met with every where in the United Stales ol America do you see in your two hundred miles ride from Liverpool to tho Met rnpolis. All is hawthorn, and theso hedncs which aro, for tho most part kept neatly trimmed, about the gardens and farm houses, and by tho road side, add more lo tho beauty ol the country, than any description had pic tured upon mv mind. Tho common meth od of making the hedges is this : first a ndgo is thrown up, perhaps a foot from tho level of tho fields which arc to be fenced off, then (he young thorn is planted in. two parallel rows about a toot or eighteen inch es apart. Tho growth is not very rapid but when it has attained tho hcisl.t of lour or five feot, in about as many years, it be comes so dense that no domestic animals would think of breaking through it. Tho leaf is small, deeply verdant and boautifullv serrated. In tho month of May, these hedg es arc clothed with a whilo Iragrant bios som, very much resembling that of the thorn of our own country; and it is then that the honeysuckle and other wild flow ers unfold their bright hues and mingle their sweetness with the hawthorn. In the hedges, trees, such as tho oak, tho elm, and tne norso chesnut, aro planted in rows, near together, but oftcner far apart, so that each ono rises and waves by ilselt over the Humble, but not less charming growth be low. Single trees of n great age, and vorv large, aro sprinkled here and there in every direction, and every now and then, you catch a glimpse in the distance, of a grove or circular clump which adds not a little to the beauty of the landscape. Humphrey's lour. Cultivation of Silk in tha IVetl.Tho culture of silk is about to be introduced in iho West. A number of gentlemen in Kentucky are making preparations to enter largely into tho business; Judge Chambers n member of Congress from that State has determined to cngago iu the enterprise on a very extensive scale. Hon. Daniel Webster is about to engage in the business nf cultivating the White Mulberry. Fifteen thousand trees went from this town yesterday cist, 5000 for Mr weoster s larm in Marslificld, and the re maindcr to be sent to Nantucket, the place fur whale oil and fishermen. Wc are glad to sco our eminent men exhibiting their confidence in such pursuits, evon if ihey pursue it only as amateurs. Northampton fjour. licliremenlof Henry Clay. The citizens of Bolivar, Indiana, understanding that M Clay is about to retire from pu'jlic life, re ccntlv addressed him a letter, in which, af ter many complimentary remarks, they ex pressed their hope that he may find it com patiblo with his private inclination to con tinuo in the service of the country. Tho following extract from his reply discloses his designs, and will be read with interest. "This id Iho thirtieth year since I first entered the service of the Federal Govern eminent. My labors for tho public have been various and often arduous. I think they giva mo some tillo to repose, which 1 feel to bo necessary on many accounts. I believe with you that the present period in the affairs of our country is eminently crit ical. It requires all the wisdom, the virtue and the energy among us to avert impend ing danger. If 1 wero persuaded that, by remaining longer in the public service, I could materially aid in arresting our down ward progress, and in communicating ad ditional security to civil liberty and our free institutions, I should lecl it my duly not to quit it. But 1 am not sure that my warn ing voice lias not uocn aircauy ton oiteii raised. Perhaps that of my successor may be lisluncd tu with more effect ; I sincerely hope it may be. " These, gentlemen, ore nriciiy my mo tives tor retirement. It is my purpose, it my health will allow mo, to remain in Con gress during the present session. I reserve lor lulurc consideration wnciner i snuii serve out tho term which the Legislature of my stale did me the honor last to elect mo ; anil your wisiies win nave nue woigni in any decision I may form. Beyond that term, I can conceive of no probable contin gency which would reconcile mo to further continuance in tho Senate. I rcnucst vou, pentlemcn, to communi cate my grateful acknowledgments to Iho citizens of Bolivar, ond to accept for your selves assurance oftho esteem and regard of your friend and obedient servant. - . . r. r. r.T P Ill'ilNKI lLftl, In iho presentment of the Grand Jury of Philadelphia, for the March session, wo find the practice of stock jobbing animadverted upon as follows; Another fruitful ground ofovil is tho sys tem of gambling, which wo havo reason to believe is carriod on at this day lo a most alarming cxlont, nut only in tho secret pur lieus of the common speculators in the funds of our public institutions, who, we aro in formed, nro in mo practice ot purunusuig and selling slock to a largo amount deliver- nhlo at a rcmulo period ol time and at u fix cd price, when in fact tho value of a dollar is noithor received nor transferred by them, the whole transaction being in tho nature of a gamo of hazard. Tho progress of civilization in the far West is almost incredible-a lew years go a vast solitary prairie now covered with population and abounding in all the comloris and luxuries oi mo. ine ot. Louis Bulletin says, "It is nut unusual to sea as many as thirty steamboats at ono time, lading und unlading their cargoes at our wharf and ut the tuesent time there is not less than twonly-fivi) steamboats lining the shore bo- foro our cily. ' Ship liiildin There arc building nt present, in this City, two ships one of t lie in of 500 tons, for New York, three Brigs, (ilia large Steamboat to run on tho North Itivor, o Steam Towboat of 273 tons and a Steam Packet of 505 tons, to ply bci Iwcen Charleston and this cily. The keel of a ship of .100 Ions burlhcn will be laid in a low weeks. Philadelphia Oatcllc. Public Haute in IhcJWoon. A rustic hav ing gone to the Calton hill Observatory to get n sight oftho inoon, and after having got a glance of it, he drew away his head to wipe his eyes, and in the interval tho end of the telescope noiselessly fell down,so nf, in stead of pointing to the heavens, to point down upon the earlh. The rustic's surpriso was unullcrablo when he again looked through, and behe'd the sign of n public house nt a short distance, with die custo mary declaration ''Edinburgh Ale!" &c. With a look moro easily conceived than described, he started back and exclaimed, Edinburgh Ale in 'the inonn! Utulu pro serve us, thut beats a '!' Edinburgh livening L'osl. A mighty smart Cat. A correspondent says that," a few weeks ago, a cat, owned by Mr b. tiriggs, of Fayaton, in one night caught thirty four mice! Ily some mean poor puss was fastened uut of doors on a cold night, and was obliged to work or freeze ; so sho fell foul of the littlo victims, piled thirty four in a heap on the door stop, and at dawn was found lying among her dead " spoils" " composed and calm as u. summer s morning.' " Nothing equals this but Davy Crockett's; s'ory of climbing n hundred foot mnoolh tree and eliding down lu keep himself warm. .1 fair banter. A ccitain quizzical fcl low, pretty well known about town, issiiuh the following challenge, which wc hopo to sec entered into tho Sporting Calender. lie says he can stand longer at the cor ners nf the business streets spend moro time in ogling the ladies squirt more to bacco juice assume more nllitudcs make more witty observations roar out the loud est and give himself more airs than any six gentlemen in the "City of Monuments." Baltimore Transcript. Du Soro, tho mate of the Panda, who was convicted of piracy and pardoned, was at Havana, last date, about to sail in com mand of a Spanish vessel. A Boston gen tleman nt Havana writes, that ho had fre quently conversed with De Soto that ho expresses tho decnest gratitude for his pardon, and towards those who aided him to obtain it that he hopes to have oppor tunity io repay tho kindness bestowed on him, and that lie shall always bo forward tu rentier service to any American citizens in distress. Desperate expedients lo excite Iho public curiostli and obtain money. In order to get up nn exhibition which might astound and extort nl tho samo time, the little daugh ter of Mr Sciarra, the cquillitrist, ngod 0, was induced to walk upon a tight-ropo stretched across the street in Chambers burg, Pcnn. at the heighth of tho garret windows of tho hotel,-fastened to the tup of a popular. When Ihe child reached after a distance of 1G0 foot, the garret window, the joy with which she was caught in the arms of a gentleman, evinced tho anxiety of iho multitude collected beneath, who, to their credit raised a fund of from ninety to one hundred dollars. JV". Y. Star. A City without a Guvernment-Nol exactly so cither ; for wo have a good Mayor, who means to do his duty nn all subjects. But at present he is the sum nnd substance oftho city government. Wo have indeed elected IG Aldermen, and IU Assistants; but in both Boards the parlies aro equally divided, which thu3 fur, has prevented the election. AT Y. paper. Ciibap Enough. The canal packet boats plying between Rochester and Buf falo, are running opposition lines, in conse quence ol which, the prico of faro on thut route his been reduced lofifly ctnls. Tho Buffalo and Detroit steam boats have also caught the fever, and have put 'down tho cubin passago to three dollars, and steer- nge to one dollar, l litis n man can truvel in the best etylo from Rochester to Detroit, rt distance of nearly 500 miles, for 3,50. Who would miss seeing the one thousand and ono cities of tho west for $'J,G0. Dun kirk Deacon. A Church burnt in Schoharie Co. Tho Prcsbvtcriau Church in the tuwn of Jeffer son. Schoharie County, was destroyed by firo on tho night ol I Uli inst. A corres pondent oftho Schuhario Republican states that it was undoubtedly tho work of an in cendiary. It occurred un the last evening ortho somi-annuul examination ol tho pu. pi Is of Jefferson Academy, which was hold in the church. A few minutes before the houso was ascertained to bu on fire, a re port like that of a gun, was hoard under the church, whero was deposited a large quantity of shavings, perfectly dry, which communicated the flames with great rapid ity to every pari of tho house. Thero were ut least 700 persons in tho houso when ihe cry of firo was heard. Tho tdirioks of frightened females, and the long and luud cries of parents for children and children for parents, who wero supposed to bo perishing in tho flames, is said to havo rendered the spectacle truly horrible. Considerable properly was destroyed, consisting of books, hats, shawls, chairs, iS'C. No lives wcru lost, though some per sons were badly injured. AT. Y. American. Mr. Godwin, the English novelist, died recently in tho Hist year of his nge. IIo was a writer of tlu revolutionary school of somo powur, and also wrote the novel nf 'Caleb Willianu "

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