Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 30, 1836, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 30, 1836 Page 1
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NOT THE ttl.OKY OF CUSAllj BUT THE WELFARE OF ROME. BY If. I. STACY . FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1836. VOL. X No. 484. ''loin die New Yoiker. LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER. X.el us love one another, nol lung we may slay In this lile.ik uoilit ufniuuiiti some dioop u hilc 'lis d.iv : Others f.nlu in lltcir noon, and few linser lilt eve '. Oil ! them tn e.iks nol a bean but leaves soir.e one lo ci ii.'tc : Anil I he Comic?!, llic m l est, I lie truest met, 1 1 e still found the iireil to fori; i ami forget ; Then oil t though ihe hopes c nourish decay, l.el uj love one nnotlier as lung as ho slay. There are some he.nlslike ivy, llio' all lie derated, That seems to twine f m I !y in snnlighl anil shade; Nu Iravp dioop in sadness, slillgaily ihcy spiead, Undim'd 'midst tlie blighted, the lonely ami dead : 'lint I lie mistletoe cling' In i lie oak not in part, But wiili its leaves closely iouihI ii ; the rout in in liOillt , Exists but lo twine it imbibe I ho Fame clow. Or lo fall with in lov'd oak and perish theic too. Thus, lote one another 'niid.. furrow die worst, Unaheird and fund a. we luted at the fits! ; Though the false wing of plci.-iu u in ij ch.i .gc and fui cake , And I lie biiglu sun uf tvr.ilih inlo policies Inp.ik, 1 Here are some meet .iliicnoiu that wealth cannot buy. That cling but mill c.lojcr when furrows draw nigli, And remain with in jrt though nil Ue pass uu.iy ; Thus, let us lotc one unoiher .is long a we elay. THE PIASA. AS INMAN TUtntTIU.N 01' ILLINOIS. No part of tin! United S'ntes, not even 1 1 10 highlands (if the Hudson, can vie, in wild anil romnniic scenery, wild the bluff of Illinois. On une side of I lie rivur, oil en at the water's, edge, a perpendicular wall of rock rises In the height oI'Minie hundred feel. Generally on the ippnsitc shore is u level liiiliotii of ptairie, of several miles in width, i xtendiug to a similar bluff that inns parallel witli tln. river. One oflho?e ranges commences at Alton, and extends ttllh few intervals for many miles along the left !unl of iliu Illinois. On descending the river lo Alton, lliettav eller will observe between that Imvn and llie nininli of liio Illlni"F, a narrow ravine through wliiclt a small stream discharges its waters into the Mississippi. That stream is the Piasa. Its name is Indian, and signifies, in the language of the Illini. "the bird dial devours, men." Near the moulli of that stream, on the smooth and perpendicular face of the bluff, al an cleva Hon which no hiiinnn art can reach, is cut the figure of an Piiunnuu, bird, Willi its wings extended. 'IV u bird which this figure rep resents wuecnlled by Ihe liidianstho 1'iasa. and from Uiis is derived the name of llic ttreatn. The tradition of lite Piasa is still enrront among all the tribes of llic Upper Missis toppi, and those who have inhabited the vnlloy of the Illinois, and is briefly t!ii': "Many thousand moons before the arrival of llic pale faces, when the great inagann. nyx and mastudnn, whose bnnes are now dug up, were Mill living in tins land of green prairies, their existed a bird of Mich dimensions that he could easily carry off in Ins tnlons, a full grown d;er. Having obtained a taste uf' human ft oh, from lint lime lie would prey upon not lung else. II" was artful and he was poweil'ul; would dart suddenly and unexpectedly upon an Indian, bear htm nil into one 'ol 'the caves in the blufl. and devour him. Hundreds ot warriors attempted for years to destroy liim, but without success. Whole villages were nearly depopulated, and consternation prcttil through all the tribes of the liliot. At lenglli, Ouatoga. chief, whine lame as a warriur extend id cv-n In youd the great lukes, separating himself from Ihe rest of Ins tribe, lasted in solitude for the space of a whole moon, and proved to the great spirit, the mister of life, that h would protect his children from Iho 1'iasa. On the last night of Ins fast, tin) great sptr it appeared to Onaloga in a dream, and di reeled him In select twenty nf Ins warriors. each artivd with a bow and poiseunJ or row. nnd conceal them in a designated spot Near the place nl'lhcir concealment anoih cr warrior was to stand in open view, as a victim for llic Piasa, which they must shoot the insianl thai he pounced upon In prey. When the chief awoke in iho morn ing, he thanked the ''rent (pint, and re turning lo Ins tube told them his dream. The warriors were quickly selected and placed in ambush as directed. Ouatoga altered himself as the victim. He was wil ling to die for his tribe. Placing himself' in ODcn view of l he blufl. ho soon saw ihe Pia'a perched on Iho clilF eyeing his prey Ooaloca drew up Ins manly form to its ut fliui-l heicht. and planting his feet firmly upon iho earth, began to chant Iho death eong of the warrior. A moment after, ihe Piasa rosu inlo Ihe air. and, swift as Ihe lliunderboll, darted down upon iho chief. Scarcely had he reached his victim, when everv bow was sprung, and every arrow sent, totho feather, into his body, Th Piaea ultcrcd a wild, tearful scream, thai resounded far over llin opposite side of the river, and expired. Oiiioga, was sale Nol an arrow, nor even iho talons of ilm bird had touched htm. Hie mauler nl lite in ndmira'tlon of the generous deed of On- ntoea. had held over linn an invisible shield. In memory of this event, the imago of the Piasa was enffraveil on the faco of tho blniT." Such is tho Indian tradition. Of rnnrso I do not vouch fur its truth. This much, however, is certain: tho figure of lr,Te bird, cut into the solid rock, is still there, and at a height that is perfectly in- accessible. How and for wlini purpmo wag made, I leave for others to dotermine even at this day, on Indian never passes that spot in his canoo without firing his pun at the figure ni'lho bird. The marks nf balls on the rucks are almost innumera bit. Near the closo of March of tho present year, I was induced to visit the blufl". be low the mouth of the Illinois and above that of iho Piasa. My curiosity was prin cipally directed to the examination of a cave connected with the nbovo tradition, as one of those lo which the bird had car ricd its human victims. I'receeded by an intelligent guide who carried a spade, I set out on my excursion. The cave was ex tremely difficult of access, and at one point of our progress 1 stood at an elevation of more than one hundred and fifty feet on the face of Ihe bluff, with barely room lo sustain one foot. The unbroken wall tow ered above me, while blnw wa Ihe river. After a long and perilous clambering, wo reached I ho cave, which was about filly feet above the surface of the rivor. By the aid nf a long pole, placed on the projecting rnek and ihe upper end touching the mouth of i he cave, we succeeded in entering it. Nothing could be more impressive than the view from llic entrance- of this cavern. The Mississippi was rolling in silent gran deur bcnealh us.high over our heads a single cedar hung its branches over the cllfl, on the blasted lop of which was seated a bald eagle. No other Found or sign of life was near us. A Sabbith stillness rested upon the scene. Not a cloud was tn the heav ens, not a breath ofair was stirring. The broad Missis-ippi lay before us, calm and smooth as a lake. Tins landscape present cil the same wild aspect as it did before it had ycl met Ihe eye ofilie white man. The roof ol the cavern was vaulted, the top of which was hardly less than twenty five feel in height. Tho shape of the cave wa- irregular, but so,far ns I could judge, the bittom would average twenty by thirty feet. The floor ol'tlns cavern throughout i's whole extent, was a mass oT human bones. Skulls and other human bones were mingled together in the utmost con fusion. To what depl h Ihey extended, I am unahlo lo decide, hut we dug to thu denth of three or four feet in every quar ter cf Ihe cavern, and still wo found only bone?. The remains of thousands must have been deposited here. Ho.v, and by whom, nnd for what purpose, it is iniposible even lo conjecture. Family Magazine. The question is frequently asked, why arc not nor young men as robust and heal thy now as young men w -re a half century n;'o? And what is the rea-on that so many die young, nnd en few live to old age, or even to middle life? We will en deavor to an-wer these queries agreeably lu nor observations. In the first place young men a hairceutury ago wero bro't up and educated to more industrious, economical, and temperate habits-. -They were then under tutors and governors, and compelled to be obedient to their pa renls and ma-ters. They wero mule to retire lo bud early, and lo rise early, audio exerc'k-e themselves at some kind ol luminal1 Inbor previous lo attending to their studies if they wore students; if they w'ere not stu dents, they wero obligud to earn their breakfast (at some kind of work) before they ate il. Their food thou was much coarser and plainer, and therefore more healthy. IT Iliu same kind nf conduct and living were pursued now towards our boys and jeiing men, Ihey would bo as healthy and rolnisi now in th-tr predecessors were nd live to as great an age; and so would nor voting women. ISut maonrs, customs. and living have all changed. New our children 'urc mi-lert.; ihey turn night into lay, and dav inlo night. They sit up un til midnight, and all the atmos phere ol the morning has piss.-d away h'l t'ore they are up! Il is real'y so I and Mislead nf being e.irlv up to h.iiivj useful labor and exercise, tney are permitted to illnr and idle away their precious tune. and lo eai and drink the hard earnings of others! No wonder lint there urn filly paupers now where then: was one then. Many of the younj men of the present ay who find an early gravo are guilty ol suicide! They actually kill themselves by intemperance in iii"alsand drinks ami dis sipalion. 1 liov livo nve years in one i. c. ihey eat and drink ns much in one year as would serve a healthy ami tempo rjie liver, five! nut lo enlarge upon the alarming dissipation ol our young people, which sweeps away millions to an early grave every year. Ifthcre should not bo a speedy reformation in the conduct of young people, a man of filly or sixty (should t hero I) ; such an one) will be looked upon in r, lew yenrs with admiration and astonishment- United States Gazelle. IIo.nkstv ntivAuiii'.u, A farmor called on I'atl Pitzwilham lo represent lliat his crop of wheal had been seriously injured in a field adjoining a crr'aiu wood wheie his hounds bad, during the winter, frequently mcl lo hunt. He slated that the young wheal had been so cut up and destroyed, that in some days he could nol hnpo for any produce. "Well, my friend," 6aid his lordship. "I am aware that we havo fre quently met in that field, and thai wo hare done considerable injury if you can pro cure an estimate of ihe loss you have sus tained, I will repay you." The farmer re plied that, anticipating his lordships consid eration of kindness, ho had requested n friend In assist him in estimating the dam age, and they thought that as the crop was quite destroyed, 50 would not more than repay him. The Kail immediately gave him the money. As the harvest approach ed, however, Ihe wheat grow; and in those parts of thu field that weru the most tram pled, the wheat was the strongest and most luxuriant. Tile farmer wont again to his lordship, and being introduced, said, "I am coino my lord respecting the field nf wheat ndjoiriiug such a wood, His lordship in stantly recollected Iho circumstance "Well my friend, did I not allow you snfll cii'tit lo remunerate you for your loss," "Yes. mv lord ; I have found that I have sustained no loss al all, for where the hors cs had most cut the land, tho crop is most promising, and I havo, thoroforo, brought tho 50. bick offain." "Ah!" exclaimed tho venerable Kirl. "thot is what I like ,11118 is as it ought to be between man ond nnii." He then entered into conversation ! with the fanner, asking him some ques tions about Ins family how many children he had, &c. ; his lordship then went into another room, and reluming, presented Ihe farmer o check for one hundred pounds. "Take care of this, and when your oldest son is of age, present it to him and tell htm tho occasion that produced it." Wo know not which to admire most, the benevolence or the wisdom d'splaycd by this illustrious man ; for, while doing a noble act of gen erosity, ho was handing down a Isssun of integrity lo another generation. Ti'ic largest Jhwar and Ihe largest bird. In 1003 Dr. Arnuld discovered ill tho is! and of Sumatra, a flower, which he named l tic Ilnfliesia Arnnldt, and which an author has called Willi justice, "tho magnificent Til on of the vegetable kingdom." The human mind indeed had never conceived such a flower: the circumference of the full expanded flower is nine feet its neclaritim calculated to hold nine pints the pistols are as largo as cow's horns, and tho rntirc weight of the blossom computed to be 1 5lb s. Temple, in his recent travels in Peru, stales that he shot a condor, and from notes taken on the spot, gives us the following dimcn sions of its size: "When Iho wings are spread, they measure forty feet in extent, from point to point; the feat hers are t wen ly feel in length, and the quill part eight inches in circumference." Tnis almost re alizes the fabled rock of Sinbab in the Ara bian Nights; but Us dimensions as here given, rest on good nnd very recent author ity. Penny Jllizazine. The Oun.i.NG Outag. We translate, says the IJSton Post, from n late Paris Journal, the following notice ofihis animal: Many anecdotes are related uf tho saga city of tin; young ourang outang from Sn maira which is now in the museum of nat ural history. lie not only possesses great docility but he seems to understand many of the feelings and actions of man ; he is sensible ol reproof, and sheds tears and pouts when he is scolded. He imitates with great skill what he sees done, and even invents apropropriale means well fii tod to attain his end, and when he meets obstacles; thus, for example when he was unable lo catch a little dog, more nimble than himself, he attached himself to a rope suspended in the middle of his room, nnd swinging, leaped in every direction, Itll he caught the pour dog by Ins tail. Another time he tried to open the door, like his mas tcr with a key ; having put the large end into Ihe lock, he soon found out his mistake. took it nut and pul in the other end. He loves children, caresses them, and takes them in his arms without doing them any harm All this is the more singular, as this animal is very young; he is only ten mouths old and appears now near adult ago, in development of his faculties. Tim indicates a short life, and it has been Hurt limited lo 'ZO or 25 years. We do not nf firm this fact, since all the zeul of natural ists has been unable to clcai away entirely the doubts which surround this interesting species. A muhuuii Simo litlle lime after tin-, 1 saw three women buried iilivo for drowning their husbinds; Ihev had it seems, cros.ed the Moscu in I heir boat, all llireo together in search of their husbands, whom they found all drunk in n public houic. nnd endeavoring to persuade them to go home, were severely beaten by I hem ; however, by Iho assistance uf some otticr people they got them at last into the boat where they fell a-leep. The wives, to be revenged on their Ii it-binds for boating thnm, when the boat reached tin: tuiddl of the river, threw ihnm one after another into tho river, a id after Ihey had drowned them, they cam ! ashore very unconcerned The nutter immediately came to light; they were seized, tried, condemned, and ordered lo be put undor ground up to their necks, there Ihey rem lined till ihev died i wo nf lliem lived leu, and the other eleven days ; they spoke the first three days, com plaining ot great pant, but not after that ihey had certainly got some sustenance in (ho night time, or they could not have ex isteil so long; the oldest ot them was twenty years of age. Letter from Russia, The mail of the Sheen stealer is hard. A young thief named J. Alverson, died in our county jail yesterday morning a vie 1 1 in ut his own evil propensities. It t supposed that Alverson had stolen from different farmers in this county, no less than ono hundred sheep since tho first of February. On Sunday night he visited a pasture in Hattwich, in which were Hock uf about one hundred and twenty sheep, owned by Mr Philip I.awson. Du ring last week a brother ol ftlr hawson Ind arrived al his house from Orange County, on a visit and had with him a large bull dog, which had been well trained by him nnd which ho valued very highly. It np pears that tho dog mu.t have been altrac ted to tho sheep pasture during the night which is about halt a mile distant Iroio Mr, L.'s dwelling, by the disturbance made by tho thief. In Iho morning tho dog being absent, Mr Liwsnn felt Boinewbal anxious anil il was 0 o clock bcluro the lailhlul ant mill was discovered. Ho was found by i lad in Mr L 's employ, lying beside the in sen-ible body of Alverson, and beside him also lav a line 1st wether, with Ins legs tied. Alverson was so badly bitten in hi strui"'les wit Ii Hie (leg, unit no ilieil ol ins wounds soon after being given into custody The dog had bitten through his wrist, am: through one of his hands ; and he had a severe bito on the bick of tho neck, which it is siipp ised causjd Ins death. Otsego JV. Y. Obs. iriitkers, "I cannot imagine," said Al ilermnn II., "why my whiskers should turn gray, so much sooner thin Ihe hair of my Imnd." "llecausu von havo worked so much more wiih your jaws than your brains," observed a wag. Tub Sandwich IsI.amjs and the Mis sioNAniEs. The American Quarterly Re view for September, gives Iho following delightful picture ol simeoftho benefits which the Sindwich Islands have derived from American Missionaries : Since the establishment ol the American Mission, now about sixteen yours, a most material change has taken placo in this people in many respects ; and when wo state that reading nnd writing aye, and printing too have been introduced hv the missionaries and are extensively diffused, and that the nalivcs fuel tho most intense interest in those precious arts, we have said all that an intelligent reader will desire lo keow in order to form an eoimatn of their future prospects. For these advantages, of which the.nativos are fully sensible, they have been indebted to Americans, Their curiously constructed language, of more thin Italian softness, was first reduced to writing by American missionaries, accord ing to a plan originally proposed by an A tnerican and by which their children and adults learn to read in a vastly shorter tiiuu than it n possible lo learn our language in. They have llieir elementary books of all tho tnoji useful and necessary kinds prim, titers, spelling books and reading boiks : ond among these we cannot full to mention a book of arithmetic, the study of which is almost a passion with ilium, and, in the opinion of the missionaries, has done more lo excite their thinking powers linn has been effected by any oilier work ever pub lished for their instruction. The Gospels and other parls ol the New Testament have been for som? time in common use among them. The types aro set up, and the work done by native punters, but of course not without the aid of Americans and what will surprise our readers more, we have now lying beforo us two different newspa pers, published in the language of thu island; one on n who whole sheet, and the oilier on a half siieet, of iho large quarto size, and quite as respectable in their external appearance as the average of of our own gazettes. Our roaders, we are suru, will not be displeased to have a brief notice of these two journals, the first fruits of what wc must call, however strange it may sound to our civilized cars, the literature ot the Sandwich Islands. Smill Cliureh and sm ilter Congresation. The Philadelphia News says thai Djla- are is not only Iho smallest blate in the Union, bill has the smallest houo of wor- hip nnd congregation. At Canlwell's find 'i, a pretlv Utile village on the main peninsula road, about ten miles from Sinyr na, i a "r riends meeting house, built of brick, only about twelve feel square. Small as it is, il haj all the appearances, outside and in, of those of larger dimen sions. The congregation consists of one mm. He is a respectable farmer, living four or five miles distant, but attends regn I.t rly twice every week, and sits out the sual lime alone, lie is a bachelor, and unless he takes to biuiselfa wife, he need it fear nny of those unhappy divisions that so frequently disturb the peace of re gious societies. I looked to upon him savs the editor, n few Sabbaths since, but so intent was he upon Ins devotional meditation, that lie did not ob inrve me mil il I he meeting w is broken up, and llieti I found him quite social, lint' solitary being. How ditlerent must be I lie feelings of devotion in this small leno iiieni, alone from those excited in one of our fashionable churches, "glltiertng with polished marble and fine gold" surrounded by a thousand "waving plumes" and fair faces dazzling Ihe eyes, while on the ear 'The pealing nuiliein swells wiih noies of peace.' I UMPF.iiANCU l uw.v. six years ago was founded the town of Rockwell, on the Illinois river, embracing about 400 acres Its foundation was laid on tho principle of the entire exclusion ol ardent spirits; and a covenant running with the land is tn b inserted in all deeds that no ardent spirits shall be manufactured or sold i.i any lot in Hie town under Ihe penalty ol a forfeiture I he inhabitants nl this town amounting tn near 2000, have from the ciimmenccmeul adopted and strictly adhered lo this system of exclusion ; and from the inevitable luss that wuiild now be sustained by n departure from this principle a barrier will be erect cd that cnniint be demolished by the keen est Hurst for rum, or the most unbounded cupidity. We like the idea and hope that other towns will follow their example. Who can doubt Ilia', citizens growing up under such regulations, would bo tnoru in lustrums, enterprising and patriotic ; that morals would be of n more elevated cast, and that every thing connected with human happmoss here and hereafter, would be more prosperous than where streams liquid poison are euffired tn prey upon tho vitals ot community : Who would not pre fer the sobriety, decency and peace of i strictly temperate community, to that in which the rum drinker is mailea uuisierou lemon, a terror to his family, and a nuisance and burden to society I I'roin the Montreal Herald. Discover of Indian Skf.letons. An interesting discovery was made n few weeks ago. by a Mr. M'Call, which has "iven rise tn considerable speculation Unner Canada. When travelling alone the (iuelph road, p nd being auoui ten or twelve miles distant from Uunuas, lie was struck wiih the singularity in shape and appearance of a tolerably large piece nl ground. Desirous of ascertaining th cattso, no wiiii me assistance oi one oi ins neighbors, fell tn work, removed tho earth lo about four feci, and found vast quouli lies of human bones. Subsequently, ten other pits have been opened, and in each there aro a great number of skeletons, and Indian cups, kettles, pipes, and instruments. Dr. A. C Dayton who visit cd the Kpot, ond examined the different excavations makes the following conjectures:- There being in all, eleven pit, there mint have been nearly two thousand per qons slaughtered and hnstly interred for. thai there was daughter, tho irregularity with which they wore hurried into the graves, taken in connexion with the fact that a great number of skulls bear marks of violence, fully proves. The question arises, who were the parties concerned nnd when did this slaughter lake plaee f That ihey were Indians, there is no room to iloubt for, apart from the improb ability of such a slaughter of the whites being left unrecorded nnd untold, ihe beads, pipes, and other ornaments furnish suffi cient evidence that Ihey wero not whites There are trees growing out uf thu grave of thu same size as those of the bu r round ing woods. There is a bench tree about two feel in diameter groA'ing up m ono, and the woodmen sav it must bs near two hundred years old. That it was afier the introdne Hon of the French into this country, is evi dent from thu glass beads, axes, and ket lles, which are certainly not of Indian man ufacture. Quebec was settled in 1003 two hundred and twenty eight years ago. This being the case, we ore obliged to be lieve that the battle was between the In diana and French, or between two trib-s of Indians sometime in tins early part of the 17th century. If the French had been one of the parties, same record ol the trans action would h.iv! been preserved, and some evidence of the use nf firc-arns would probibly have been found. But this is not the case : a sabro or French sword was found, bill it had evidently b'dnnged lo an Indian, who ignorant of its use hailaltemp ted to form it into a saw. It was an Indian battle; but of what tribe we cin only con jeclure. The fnct that in each pit the or naments are different from the rest, conn, tenauces the idea that the dead of each was buried apart. A better po-ition lo receive an attack could hardly have been selected than the hill upon the summit of which the graves have been found. I have been credibly informed that there aro Innps of ashes and other indicitioris of a large Indian settlement within a few miles of the graves, and that a large quantity of parched corn was found some twenty years since, on ihe farm of a Mr Myers, obout ten miles dis tnnl. There nre many proofs that ihe country around has been cleared at some former period." If we mistake not, there nre ot the pros cnl day, settlements of Indians not far ro moved from the place described; and il is more than probable that they slill have some tradutive history existing among them of the engagement in which so many people appear lo have been slain. PfiniLous affair with a turtle. Tn the small island of Aslilola, lying about twelve miles from the coast of Mekarin on Iho northeast side of the gulf, a party went on shore for the purpose of catching urtle. We tell the ship nl sunset, and reached the shore about dark, then hauled the boat upon the beach. Having reached ihe place where we thought likely that tho turtle would land, wo lay down, keep nig n sharp lookout and making as litlile noise as possible. Tho moon had risen sometime, nnd was shedding her silverv rays on ihose desolate regions the oppo site c ia-t in (ho distance, which is very mountainous, and the ship riding al anchor had together a inosl beautiful effect; the sea was calm, and every lliiug appeared lo ba sleeping in ll;e stillness of the night and not a whisper being beard among the parly Iho surl dashed ngatust the rocks, nlonu breaking the silence of the scene, Wu were all in anxious expectation of the turtle, and six bells had just struck on board that it was 1 1 o'clock. P. M , when wu saw the first, to our great delight. onuimg on shore ju-l oppo-ite to us. Il looked like a black rock moving i-lowlv and steadily out of the water. Wu did not interrupt its progress until it got some distance up on the beach, when a rush was made towards it, and it was immediately turned over on lis back, without giving it time cither to delend itsell ur blind its as sailanls by throwing the sand with its dappers or fins, which they do with such force I lint it is dangerous to come near them. It took six stout men to turn the largest that we caught; and the following incident will show further the strength nl these animals . Ono of our men, tho gun tier, wandered away by himself lo the farther end of thu beach, where he thought lo have all the sport to himself; not dnubl ing lor a moment that he would able to turn any turllo that he found; but on the contrary, to his surprise, not being absent lung before espying a large one imikju towards Hie beach, he allowed it lo come up some way. and then ran over to it and attempted lo turn it. All Ins endavnr.- wure fruitless and by some means ho got his hand between the shell and neck which the animal by drawing in his head jamud and held there so tight lint lie could not withdraw it. The turlutlo began to crawl towards the sea, dragging tho man Willi il; and he was in imminent danger nl being carried off. when he begun to cull for asistauce. Wc were alarmed nl I lie cries thinking some accident had happened, and immediately ran towards the placo from whence- tho Bound proceeded, where we arrived in time just to save the poor follow from a watery grave. The turtle was elope to the edge ot llic sea, and was car rying him nfl as if he wero nolhing nor whs it without some difliculiy that we re leased him from his perilous situation dragged llio turtle above Hit: high wuior. and turned it over. The man got off only with a few bruises, bt.t was much Irigtil eued and wu nil had n good laugh at him for his adventure. hemptnne't Journal, A Scene, --Oil Friday afternoon, as the new ferry boat Irom Williamsburgh to Peck Slip was onlcring thu latter place the order was given to stop Iliu engine. The engineer attempted lu tin so, but tin lever u-eil for tint purpose bioke in his hand, and to stop was n.nv impossible. The captain instantly ean; out lo the poe sougers, and told them to stand fast. as "go they must," and go t liny did. About 20 gentlemen farmed a compact ring, backing each nthur, and patiently stood waiting the shuck. The buiat went full speed against tiro wharf, which, being newly built, was driv en up several feel. The shoek was so en vero thai every thing and every body on board were prostrated The gentlemin who had funned the ring came to the deck in a heap. Some ladies in the cabin cut qnjcr figures, and the burses presented a funny sight as ihey went upon their knees. No material dam igo was dine, except lo the whirl", which will require almost en tire renewing. The accident was entirely unl'oreseeu, and had the boat been in the stream, she must have kepi on until her slenm was out, and vliruthat would have been, nonu can say. Herald. A very simple but very eJJUazious remedy. A gentleman was coining to this city from Now York, 6')ine days ago when ho hap pened to get a spirit from the locomotive engine into his eye. Ho tried various means to remove it, but all lo ni purpose: the spark remained in his eye, and gave him very grea' pain. Cuming on board the steamboat at Burlington, such was the pain he suffered liiallhe accident became known to Ihe passengers generally, and finally reached the ears ofthe engineer of the boat who taking a horse h nr Willi him, went to the cabin and sought the sufferer. "Are you the gentleman," -aid he, "who has got i spirk in your eye?" being answered in the aH'triiniive. "well. I am Ihe man that cm lake it out;" whereupon he simply hirmeda ki'il of Imp ofthe horse hair by bending it round and bringing the two ends together, whn, raising ihe eye lid and in serting ihe loop beetween it and the eye bill, and then letting the lid fall again, he drew ihe hitr nut, and with it the little cause of the great- pain. Ths gentleman was at once relieved. Tins is a very simple way of removing whatever may hive got into t lie eye and it will be well for every body to remember it. Phil. Herald. A Goid Annecdale. The Salem Gazotto lolls a good story, of on Auctioneer who was provokingly annoyed, while in the ex ercisu of ins profession, by I ho ludicrous bids of n fellow, whose sole object seemed IT lie to mike sporl for the buyers rather than himself to buy. Al length enraged beyond etiduronce. the knight of the ivory beaded hammer, locking round llic room for n champion lo avenge his wrongs, fiwd his cjes upon n biped ot huge dimensions, a very mnnarch in strength, and cried out .Marlnw,' what shall 1 give you lo pul thai fellow nir? 'I take une fife dollar bill.' 'Done. gone do it and you shall have it.' Assuming the ferocious, knitting his brows, spreading his nostrils like a lion's. and puti'ing on the wolf all over the head and shoulders, old Alarlow strode up tn llic aggressor, and seizing Ihe terrineu wretcn by Hie collar, said lo him in a whisper that was h'-ard all over llio room, .Mv a io I frin, y m go out wid tnc, I givi ynt h'tlf the inunny!' 'U ine! iliiiu-! says II etellow. 'Hurrah! hurrah! blinircd ihe nuiiience. I'he auclioucur had the good sense tn j iin in thf laugh, and coolly forked out the V. What Farmers miy be." If I may '.in- permitted to advance nn opinion, I will say that, judging from daily observation, it would seem that many believe llic exer-ci-e of medal and physical powers have no cinneetioii in the business of husbandry tlril our fathers and grandfathers thought all thai was necessary to thin': upon ilia subject, and that nothing remains for us to do but wurk, without even thinking that wo have to think. Therefore, if wo would lay a "firm basis on which to build up their minds in wisdom and knowledge," we iniisi first convince them that tho c inrsc pursued by our fathers and grandfather in relution lo husbandry. Is by no means the best course. Convince them that in general a .mill farm is bettor than a large one. Convince them I hat a little well tilled, is better Hi in much half tilled. Convince lliem that two loads of manure is belter than une, ami every load judicious ly applied is bettor than a silver dollar. Convince them that three good cows are better than half n dozen puor ones, mid so of a II other stock. C inviuce them that raising their owii bread stuff and a little to sell, is far heller than "going lo New York to mill." Convince lliem that two blades of grass may easily be made to grow where only one grew bjfuro. Convince them that experiment is the mother of improvement, nnd improvement the true source of wraith. Convince them of the-o simple Tnurni and induce them to pi u cite J according, and Hie work is done. You will then bring mind and bodytn act in unison. 1 on will eleval u the hu.b.iiul. man lu his uslural sphere in the scale of existence. You will place him in tho road to higher eminence. He will think for him-ell', he will be learned, he will be wise, ho will be wealthy and influential. Vi.nkoar is Ciieam. Tim difficulty and labor attending the churning of butler. led ine to try ii variety of experiments to ascertain if a method could be discovered for making butler come quicker than in tho usual mode. Alter trying several linnet. I found that by adding a table spoonful of goud vinegar lo 4 gallons nl cream, when pul it: the churn, I nb'aincd butler frnm 7 in fl minutes. If this information will bo of any servics In your subscribers, you iVa at liberty to pib'i.h it, Cnr. Jlech.tiFar. Silk Growing. An Illinois pnper states that tho wife of Mr. J. 0. Silk, of that eta'e, was lately delivergd of 3 fino boy. 3 t1

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