Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 24, 1837, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 24, 1837 Page 1
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NOT THE OLORV O F C ;E S A H ; II V T T II 13 W K 1, )' A UK O V It O M H. BY .11. I?. STACY. FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1837. VOlv. X JVc 509. (jCj-'I'lio following orirnal CJilo written for llio occasion by llio Itev. Mr. I'icrpoint, was sun; wilharcnl effect nl llio Temperance Cclcbralion (it 1 lie Odcon evening: ORIGINAL HYMN. How long, O Goil how long Jlust thy pure cics behold Thin fair world blasicd by 1 lie wiong Jiin dors to 111:111 for Rold ! How long shall icnson lie cut down, And n fierce demon wear the ciown ! The prisone'rs roll, ( I ; 1 1 nil Life's blessed lighl bedims, Tlio l.i ell that nils, the links 1 tin I gill The poor slave's fe-Ucrin:, limbs, What is this thraldom, to ihe rluin That binds mid turns the ditiuknid's brn'n 1 If dim, thy frown is fell, O God, by those who bind Tlio body what hum lie the guilt Ofsuch'ns chain the mind, Drug to the pit, mid plunge it in! O have not llictc "the gienler sin ?" 'J'lie inotlier of our race, Whose sin bronglit dc.uli nnd wo. Yet, in her weakness, found thy gi.ieii The Tempt cr'tt curse we know. Doth he who drinks, wrong most tlio soul Or he who tempts him to the bow I? Help 11?, O Gml to weigh Our deed n in ill v fc.i'es ; Nor let gold dnn ilio'lul.iuro sway : Tor good 0Y1 gold prevails At dii'.id lnr where nil musl look Upon the recoul in thv book. C AT II AVJXI-) OF K E N A W 1 1 A. The 1 millers savage pierced ijmt mnitlcn hrenst Vheic ct cry beauiy, every vhlne dwell WIipio love had llnon'd liiui'clf. nnd pel fuel grace fc'tood fiVd ronfiimed tlii wonder of the eye. A number of years since, before many of tho early settlers (if America hud added tlm chnrms'of civilized life Id the wild and savage beauties nf Hs western forests, Ed mund Singleton, of Peun-vlvania, a gen tloinnn of fortune and inlluoncf, impelled by a deep feeling of tegrci fur the lot? of tin nniinblc and sift' ctinnalo wile, de'crmm ed upon emigrating to the beautiful, though lonely valley of Kormwha. Accordingly, accompanied by bis only child, the infant Catharine, bo retired from a world which had lost every power to please, to enjoy in hi-i lovely (elninn I h j luxury of grief. Having purchased a large tract of land, it became noces-nry that he should have the assistance of others to enable him to ci.j.iy its ample products. 1 1 is hnti-oltnld, ihero fore, was tolerably nunierotH ; nnd in a few 'ears, in the beautiful language of Scrip ture, the wilderness was made to "bloom and blossom a the rose." The lair Gallia rinc grow in grace and loveliness, secluded from a world, the deceits and blandishments of which she was a ignnaiit of as the sportive lamb upon its nnuvc vale; she was nil that was innocent nnd n'trnclive. Her father delighted in b 'holding her ex panding beauties ma'uring into 'he perfec tion ol fl'ininiii" lovul nors: and that mel lowed feeling of reg-et winch the recol lection of her lamen'ed tiwi hjr occasional ly created, wnsteiwihly lossmcd by II. e ex act resemblance which hi- beautiful dniigh. ter bore to h"r depait'd pareni. Tune had passed rapidly away, nnd the infant child was now n blooming woman, exhibi ting all the mingling cluum-' of native love lines?, united with tlio maturity of accom plishment usually possessed at eighteen. The lapse-of IG years had materially chan ged the aspect of the surrounding country, and what'was once lonely and desolate m.w presented an increased population, and gladdened the eye of th" passing traveller with the rich prospect of cultured fields, ripening orchards, and nil the luxurinut beauties of Agricultural indusi'iy. Sing leton was happy plenty crowned hid tmi ling board nature was lavish of her sweets the flowers breathed their odour to his grateful sense and the beautiful stream of Kenawha. softly blending its si. vcr tide with the surrounding hills and val leys, formed a scone so grand nnd yet so Eimply beautiful, that even the callous i-nn am', in the language of a justly admired poet, have exclaimed, If ilicruV peace to be found in this woild, The heart thai is humble might hope for it heio. The favori'e diversi in of Mr. Single ton was the chase; mid at that early peri od, it was not unusual for the hunters of tlio west to ppond whole days in I hat man ly nmuscnien'. Culharino would, occa Hionally. accompany her father thro' the sports of the field; and her boldness and dexterity was such as often to excite the envy of her less adventurous companions. Catharine had not, however passed the or deal of youth, and maturing feeling, with out lasting of "love's delightful pang." The graceful and talented son of a neigh boring gentleman had taught her artless soul to feel that though wealth and a world's admiration might shower its coin forts and plaudits, yet without some genial heart, some corresponding sympathy, 'twere till vain nnd worthless, Reuben Filzrn; was the destined, lord of Catha rine's pardon and Directions; the parents of each were anxiously desirous of their union, and t'o youthful couple were not nvcrso to what they warmly felt would he a source of Inst ir?.- happiness. It was Oct ober nnd in that cool nulum. iiu! season , it is most usual fur thoso who delight i'ii the pportsof tbo chase to indulge in its silvan joys. Mr. Singleton had for med r parly of neighboring gentlemen, and attendants to unite with him in a day's hunt, .;.pon llio opposite banks of Ilia Kenawha, Thtiy accordingly met, and their number was'bjich as to inspire perfect confidence against .any attack which the unjoining In dians, either from personal or nation al nnimosity, thin proper to mukc. Beforo the'rr doparturo, Uio arrangen cnts of tho day wrjo made. Singleton cm manded tho drivn yr, nnd Filzroy llio it tacking, party: and, 'o prevent the incuu bronco of provision, it was agreed upon that Catharine should furnish, by mentis of boats provided for llio purpose, a suitable quantity of refreshments. -This mutter having been settled, the hunters crossed the river und betook themselves to the wil derness; they had, however, scarcely en tered the thick fastnesses ol the almost itn penetrable forest, when they were eel up on by a large party of Indian desperadoes, who, careless of life. Foeiued bent alone on purposes ol death. The whites stood their ground with firmness, but their numbers were so inadequate to nny thing like de fence, they vero conipclltd, nfter a short, but obstinate resistance to give way, their amunitinn being totally expended, and take refuge in nu old lug house that stood upon a neighbouring hill; they there entrenched there little parly, whilst thc Indians plan ted themselves around, waiting with rip pilling silence, the dreadful moment when their victims should at tempt escape. Hours rolled on, and at length the little shallops containing the provisions of tin; unfortunate captives, were seen emerging trom the oppo.-nc shore. Jut, great Cod with what onguUh was the bosom of Sing leton tilled, when Iiu discovered in the foremost boat tlio white dress nnd graceful form ol his lovely daughter. A parly of the Indians immediately tiled oil, and do fcnikd about a mile to the river, and there lay concealed in ambush ; the ethers gathered .-till closer around the prison house of the father and his agonized asso ciates. J ho little boats propelled by the winds and waited by the tide, gradually approach ed their dreadful port of destination. Sing leton looked on and saw his daughter lits child, his only child clothed in beauty, and arrayed in lovelinoas his last, his 011 jy hope b lrnu uncoiircioubly along even into the very jaws of greedily awaiting (Ictuh ; and yet he vas powerless to save lie blieil no tear--lie lore not his aged lucks. Jiut hi? couched hands hia htifiVned, 'Jlnckeiied leaturos Ins motionless frame, and fixed death-glazed eye, told that he was a father. Not so Fi'zroy not so the youthful lover of the ill fated Catharine: he blasphemed horribly in the bitterness of a urJ;en heart he dashed his phrenzied Inad against the rude, but stuidy compo nents of his prison and, in the" wildncs1, ol his de.-pair, levelled, but O ! how inef fectually, his last remaining ball at the lovely voyager. She landed with smiles she began the hill's ascent the ruthless savages seized they prostrated her the deadly tomahawk pierced her snowy fore head. Tho cup of agony was now filled life heaven hell were nothing: despair and madne.-s ruled the hour the captives had hoped for mercy 11 mo was shown they rushed with demoniac pbrenzy from their dungeon of horror the unerring rifle pierced lliom as they flew and Singleton alone arrived at the dreadful spot where his bleeding daughter lay; he snatched her lovely corse, and amidst the shouts of hi? reniurr-eler-s pursuers amidst showers of arrows and balls he bore it in his arms across the crimsoned t-tream, ho landed, and kneeling over the dead child of his nf. fecHons, In1 swore never more to hold com munion with aught of Indian blood he nwo'o in 1 he deadlines.-! ol his wrath, ever la.-ting hatred and revenge. Ho kissed 1 ho clay cold hps of his weltering child, and sunk senseless bv her side. Vengeance, deadly vengeance, has often crimsoned the rcmurslcss arm of the ruth, less faihor but he still lives a venerable monument of cureless grief. DAN I Eh O'ROUKE'S DREAM. Near pier head of Margate stands the Hoy Tavern, strnding one morning that way, I saw four men very biitily employed oea'itng a carpet in the Connaught fashion, that is, with 11 man in it. 'What in the name of patience are you doing with that unfortunate man V baid I. 'Nothing, sir,' said one of them ; 'it's only a bit 0!' a lark fir, that's all; you see that window there, sir, open in that house up there?' Well, sir, as we wur shaking this carpet, sir, this man jumped out of that window there, sir, und we caught him in this carpet nr, and wur giving him a little bit of a shake sir, and that's all we know of the matter, sir.' 'Your honor, your honor, you've saved my life, co you have; you never saw any 'man so kill before.' 'For a dead man, said F, 'yon appear pretty lively.' 'Oeb ! by the power; and it's no fault of theirs, your honor; I nni as good 03 dead nny how.' 'I think I've seen you bol'irc.' Troth and you may say that, Daniel O'Rourke sir.' Tbo first tunc I met Dan iel was in Dublin; surprised lliatotir sec ond meeting should be in n carpet at Mar gate, I asked him to explain his situation. 'Oh, your honor, I've been draining, and draining aud didn't your honour comu in a drama?' Well what did you dream, and how did you comu into that carpet ." 'I'laise your honor, I'll tell your honor all about it. I was bothered all day yesterday ; and I drained such a draino; ucli sure, and didn't your honour come through tho clouds in a balloon? Plasc honour, I am steward of the I'olly Packet; and every Monday in the week tho Captain gives tho sailors n treat; and the good male and tho good drink of thu captain's didn't agree with mo at all; I ate so much thftt I never would dcriro to lave off, and when I was home and a bed, I was none the beitor of it, nud when I went to sleep the devil n wink of sleep could I get for drawing nil night. Ocli, 1 wish I may never dramc rucIi anoth er.' 'What was your dream Daniel ?' Why then saving your presence, I'll tell you I wos draining I was coining homo from Molly Critiigan, tho fairy woman, where I had boen to got a charm for the cure of t Iiu breoked heifer that was bewitch ed, nnd I drnmcd I was coming across they Key of Ilallaiiaskough, and I was looking up at tho stars and blessing myself, when what did inysell uo, but I missed my lout tng, and loll into 1110 water; that wao vc ry V well, then I thought I was swimming away for tho brave life of mo, when I swimtned on shore on a desolate island, where there was water enough to drown Johnny M'Glee, the Irish giant ; that was very well I sol myself down, and set up a crying ; nnd as was setting thero by myself, a lusty big black devil of an eagle come up to myself.' 'Cond morning, Daniel O'Rourke,1 says he. '(Jood morning sirsaid I. 'Godsaveyntt. Dan,' said he. 'You also, sir,' said I. 'What nre you doing thero Dan ?' said he. 'Nothing at all sir', said I, 'I was only wishing I was safe back at Rallanaskcugh.' 'Come got a horseback upon mo, said he nnd my life against your's but I'll bring you safe home to RalhiiinEkeugh.' 'Och my soul sir.' said I, 'here's persuadin ; I thank you sir, said i. and 1 will accept your offer sir, said I ; so I got a horsebnek upon him and away bo (lew with me till became close up to the moon, so then I thought to set him right, the cause why, I thn'i he didn't know the right road to Rallnnnskeugh ; but I'll be civil to him, f-ays I, for why, be cause he has me in his power; so: says 1, plasc your honor's glory, sir, said I, I'm thinking you arc not in llio right road to ttallannskough.' 'Hold your tongue, Dan iel, Said he, and mind your own business, and don't interfere with the business of oth. er people.' 'May be not, sir, said I ; so I siad no more till we came to the moon it sell'.' 'Take off me, Dan, said lie, I'm tir ed.' 'I will not sir, 6aid I.' 'Take off mo, said ho.' 'Indeed and 1 won't, sir, said I ; had enough sir. said I, what will I do." 'Take oh" me Dan, said he, while I rest me 'Och ! and is it to fall and bo lulled, sir, said I.' 'Get upon Ihe moon while I rest myself, said he.' 'And is that the way you'd he sarving me, sir, eaid I.' Never tear, Daniel, said he, don't you see a reap ing hook sticking nut of one side of it, said he.' 'I do, sir, said I.' 'Take a gripe of it, said he; and you II com to the ground like a flee in a blanket.' I did so, when what does himself do but turns, about, and 'good by to you Dan, says he.' 'Is that all, you ugly old brute you, sir Bays I; devul speed the traveller, aays I, you are an un natural baste, so you arc; is ibis the way you'd bo sarving me, sir, said I.' Well that was very well; when out came the man of the moon, himself. 'Daniel O'Rourke' said he. 'The same, sir said I.' 'What arc you doing with my reaping hook, Dan?' said he. 'No harm, sir, said I, only holding on for fear I'd bo falling off, sir, said I.' 'Let go your gripe, Dan, said he.' 'Indeed nnd with your honor's lave and I will not. sir, said I.' 'Let go your gripe, Dan. said ho, or 0U0 you'd butter, you had. 'Indeed and I will not, sir, said I, and the more you hid me leave go sir, said I, and the more I won't fo I will" 'We'll see that,' said be, nnd with that he goes in and fetch es out a large hammer, and knocks oil the handle of the reaping huok, and down my self Inlls falls falls like a bird that would be flying, when it plca;cd God to send a flock of wild geese by from my own hog ol liallanasketigh, or bow should they know me? 'Is this Daniel O'Rourke?' says one of them. 'It is so sir, said I. ' 'I think you are falling, Dan, said he.' 'You' may say tint with your own puddy mouth, sir, said 1.' "Toko a gripe of me, Dan, said he, and I'll bring you to the ground 111 n way you won't fiili nud be killed.' 'Sweet's your heart in a pot of honey, my jewel says I.' Immediately I saw a ship below under me. 'Halloo! stop the ship, slop tho ship, said I.' 'Why should we stop the ship, Daniel, said they, by ihe raison we don't know whether you're over it or not?' 'Arrali how shall we know that?' tays I. Drop your hat Dau,said he, and if you drop it in the ship you'll know you're over tho ship, said he. I did so, when what docs I do but looks down nnd 1 thought they held out a big blanket to catch inc, when what does I do but jumps off the goose's back, as I thought, but it was not off the eagle's back or goose's back or horse's hack, but out of my bedroom window I jumpt ; your honor save, nnd so it was. EQUIVOCAL GENERATION. However rediculous it may now appear, yet there was atime when philosophers bolicvod the moterial elements possessed l he chemical power of producing vogcta hies wil bout conforming to thu ordinary laws of generation. The exertion ol this extraordinary power, on account of the un certainty attending its results, was very appropriately termed equivocal generation ; but wc should think its absurdity hud been long enough exposed to prevent its impo sing upon the most credulous nnd unthink ing. But opposed as it is by all the laws of nature so far as they are manifested by known analogy, it occasionally attempts to forco itsolftipou our understanding, through tho medium of some nnomalous production nnd there are men, even at tho present cnligtencd day, who, if they cannot explain tho phenomena of nature, will adopt an inconsistent doctrine, ralhor than admit the loss offacis suficienl to establish a theory consistent with known economy. Among this class of theorists wo should exnect to find a writer in a Into Gonesuc Farinor, who from the facts that chess was found growing in a field where it was not known to hnva been sown, nud upon stalks of wheat, tho heads ot whicn had been bitten off by a horse, infers that wheat is conver ted into chess by sumc unknown process of nature. Deforc we can consent to becomn con verts to the doctrino of equivocal genera tion, llio writer must lurmsli more con clusive evidence for cases of tho kind vastly strongor presented themselves and been fully explained. Tho theory of ihe Into President Dwight on these apparent coses of equivocal generation is simple, rn tional, and, to our mind, satisfactory. He wnys " Tho seeds of vegetables, when lodgod beneath their stratum of earth, within which they germinate, have no a p. parent tendency to decay ; but continue to pussess all their vegetative power thro' an indefinite number of centuries. When llio existing forest is cut down and its seeds are destroyed by cultivation, those, which' wcro shed by n more ancient rrrnwth. be ing thrown up by the plough within the limits nf Ibis stratum, spring 111 their turn, and cover the surface with trees of a now kind." In support of this ihcory hc.citcs the fol lowing case,', which among others wore within his knowledge. "A field about five miles frntn Northaniton on an eminence called Rail Hill, was cultivated about a century ago. Tho nalivo growth hero, and in all the surrounding region, was wholly oak, dies nut, &c. As the field be longed to my grand father, I had llio l).sl opportunity of learning its history. It con tained nbmit five acres, in the form of an irregular parallelogram. As the savages rendered the cultivation dangerous, it was up. On this ground there snrumr no a grove of white pines, covering the fi'ld, and retaining its .figure exactly. S far us I remember, there was not in it. a sin gle oak or chesuul tree. Pines were as thick as they could conveniently rrrow: and when I first snw them, nbout the voar I7G0, had attained a considerable size When I last saw them, more than 20 years anorwards, nicy were large trees; vet there was not a single pine, whnso seeds were or probably, had for ages been, suf ficiently near to have boen, planted on the spot. 1 lie tacts, uial Uies-c winlo pines covered tins held exactly, so as to preserve both his extent and figure, and tjiat there wcro none in the neigborhood, are desisivo proofs that cultivation brought up the seeds of a former forest within the limits of ve elation, and give them an opportunity to to germinate. Ihe regularity and limit ot the processes arc entirely inconsistent with tho doctrine of equivocal generation. A respectable fanner in Guilford in formed me, sonic years since, that thirty years before the event, to which I princi pally rcier in jiuis paragraph, tool; place, his latncr,' while reaping a fi-ild ol wheat found a quantity of chess, which he direc ted laborers to rcaap also, und bind in bundles to b: carried homo for fodder. On the day, when the wheat was carried home it was inconvenient to carry the chess ; it was, therefore, thrown together upon a bank, or headland. The following night it was drenched, willi rain, and final ly lett to rot upon the place. 1 Inrtv wars alter this fact, the field having come bv his father's death into the possession of my informant, it became nocessry to make a now fence between that, and np other bordering upon it, but as 11 consider iiumuer of bushes bad grown np upon the head land on both sides, he concluded to remove the fence, and break' np those head lands. Tho ground was accordingly clrurcd and ploughed, and on tho mot, whoro the chess had been thrown, there sprung up a new crop ol chess, as evenly spread, as if il had been sown by a skilful It a 11 cl. The Hon. Judge Reeve of Litchfield, told me some vcars ago, that a farmer of his acquaintance, having sown some tnr nips, unit suttered some ot them to remain 011 a field, they produced seed, the follow ing vcar. which was scattered on the ground. For twenty five years afterwards, 1. c. to the lime when the tact was men tinned to me, whenever tins held was ploughed, turnips in considerable numbers sprung up 111 this spot. Mr. Parker, an English gentleman from Yorkshire, who came some years since, to the United Slates, as the Agent from the merchants of England to the government of this country, informed mo, that a tract of marshy ground on the eastern shore of England had, some years before, been purchased by several gentlemen, and drain ed. On the earth, which was thrown out of the ditches, cut through it, there sprung up a great quantity ol white tinManl. A lilts plant had not ncen Known to grow any where in the vicinty, within the re membrance of any living man, its appear ance excited much curiosity. After many schemes to account (or it, had been pre pared, and rejected, it was found that, two hundred years before, white mustard had been extensively cultivated on the same spot, by n coiony ot Dutch settlers. I will conclude, these observations by mentioning a remarkable fact, communi cated to mo by the Hon Judge Chipman of Vermont. This gentleman told me, that when ho resided at Kingston, in the county Addison, there customarily sprung up in the cultivated fields, on his estate, an immense multitude of cherry trees, of a peculiar species. The nriginnl lorost had been composed of beach, maple, hemlock, &c and uppeared us ancient as any Amar. ican forest whatever. Il was perfectly destitute of cherry trees. As he was walk ing in a field, newly broken up, and recently ploughed, he observed the infant stems of these chcrrytrees sprung up in very ircat numbers. 1 1 is workmen who be lieved 111 tho doctrino of equivocal gen eratiun, triumphantly asked him, whence ho supposed Ihcso trees to proceed Without answering ihe question, he forced his hand a little distance into the carth,"and drew up a handful ol cherry stones. ' 'To ciliicaln a man is to unfold his fac ulties, to givo him the free and full use of powers, and especially his best powers. It is first to train the intellect, to givo him a love of truth ; and to instruct him in the process by which it may bo acquired. It is to train him to soun'dness ofjudgement, to teach him to weigh evidence, nnd to guard him against the cinunon sources of error. It ia n iiii.n liim n iliircl fur btinu'lndtrn which will keep his faculties iu action thro' j life. Il is to niil him in the study of the out, wnrd world, lo initiate him into thu pliysi cnl sciences, go that ho will understand tho principles of his trade or business, and will ho nliln 111 nrininrolinnd I be iilieiionieun which aro continually passing beforu his eyes. It is to inako him ncqiiniiitcd with hn own, nature, lo givo him that most iiuporlnnl uicnns of improvement, self comprehension."! Dr. Channiig, 1'IIOCLAMA T I O N 'N view of the workjol Creation ami Providence we 111 e instinctively lei! In wnirliip nn.l udoro our Cic.ilor, The contemplation of His power und goodness, teaches 1 lie propriety of humbling our. (clvos before Him; ol imploring His forg'uencsj for sin nnd the nhmc of llie m.iny favors and bles sings which have been bestowed upon us, as indi vidual:) and us 11 people ; nnd of invoking the con. tinuance of His kindness and piotcctiou, on in ami our beloved country. That a comenici.t seas in m y l.c presenio I fur the whole community lo uiillo iu ibis pleasing and grnlcfiil service, I do hereby uppoiul FRIDAY, llio SKVBNTII day of April next, lo bo observed 113 a day of Fasting, Humiliation und Prayer throughout this Slain. Let us on that day, abstaining fiom every tiling inappropriate lo the duties thereof, assemble at our scvci nl places of public worship, nnd with licuts suited lo llit.' occasion, In meekness anil humility, confes.? our dcpai tine fiom the pilh of rectitude, nnd cnlieal fnigbcncss. I.ct us beseech our Heav r uly Father, ill, 11 1I110112I1 the influence ol 1 lie inex haustible grace of our .Saviour, ihe divinu law of love may bo written upon every heart, and wo may he aided iu die pei formuuro of all oar duties to God and to our fellow men. I.oi us pray Gud ihat our citizens may Im pros pered in all llicir laudable purrtiits : tli'tl the sea sons may bo oidered in mercy t 1l1.1t ihe earlh may yield of lis fullness lo the labors of the hiisbaudm.tu- that Ho would incline llio hearts of the wealthy in ibis ( scarcity, lo remember and lelieve t lie wants anil suffering nftho poor nnd dis tressed : that tim rod of die opressor may bo bio ken and the oppressed 20 fieo. Let us pray that our schools aud seminaries of learning may accomplish the benevolent objects of llicir founders; instilling into the minds of our vouih such pure principles of piety, morality and love of country, as shall be a sine guaranty for 1 lie puiity and perpetuity of onr free nnd liberal iusiiluiious : Thai ns n nation wo may be blessed : Thai all in authority in our national and slate "ovcrnmeuls. may be in his especial keeping that lliey may lie icn 10 aoopi Fiicn measures as win elteciually re siore ann promote Harmony ami good will among (lie people, and preserve and increase our national security, prosperity and happiness. And finally let ns invoke 1 lie blessius of God upon the benevolent enterprises of the age, and earnestly pray, dial the puie piccepisol die uosptl jlJesus Ulirisi, our sa vior, which ca.Mclh out sliife, may be known and praciiscil iiirouglioui Ihe whole earth. Given nailer my hand at sdioreliam, this sev enth day of Maich, in the )oar of .our L. S. Lord one thousand cisht bundled anil thirty-seven, ami of the independence of the United states die sixlv lnsl. S. H. JEXNISO.V. By the Governor, Gko. IJ. Mansku, Secretary. "seed cornT- Thc expediency of planting the earlier kinds of corn is attracting attention through. out New England. It is the unanimous testimony, we believe, of tb sn who have tried it, that Ihe Clark corn or the Tucket corn will give as good a crop to tbo acre as the larger kinds, if planted at the right distance. You may plant it as close as you can and leave space for cultivation. The fjddcr is finer and better; and the corn heavier In the course of years, the crop may be materially increased by selecting seed on right principles. Mr. Thomas N. Hadcu, of Prince George's County, Maryland, gives tho following account of his process for ob laining prolific corn. Enterprising farmers in New England should enter upon a simi lar course without delay. The letter from which we copy is addressed to Henry L. Ellsworth, Esq. of the Patent Olflce : Snt: I received yours of the 14th, mil ing inquiry respecting the "Maryland com," which you understood l Had raised. I have ihe pleasure to say, that I have brought ibis corn to its high state of perfection, by carefully selecting the best seed in the field for a long course of years, having especial reference to those stalks which produced the most ears. When the corn was husked, I then made a rc-selcctinn, taking only that which appeared sound and fully ripe, having a regard to the deepest and best co! or, as well as the size of the cob. In the spring, beforo shelling the corn, I examined il again, and selected that which was the best in all respects. In shelling the corn, I omitted to take the irregular kernels at both the large and small ends. I have carefully followed Ibis mode of selecting seed corn for twenty-two or twenty three years, and still continue to do so. WIimi I first com menced, it was wilh a common kind of corn, for llicro was none other in this part of the country. If nny other person undertook the same experiment, I did not hear of it ; I do not believe others ever exercised the patience to bring the experiment to the present perfection. At first, I was troubled to find stalks with even two good cars on them, perhaps one good ear and one small one, or one good ear aud ' a nubbin." It was several years before I could discover much benefit resulting from my cflorls; however, at length the quality and quantity began to improve, and the improvement waBs then very rapid. At present, I do not p,rctend lo lay up any seed, without it comes from stalks which bear four, five, or six cars. I have seen stalks bearing eight cars. One of my neighbors informed me, that he had a single stalk, will) ten perfect cars on it, nnd that ho intended to send tho snino to tho museum at Ualtimorc. In ad dit inn to I lie number of cars, and, of course, the great increase in quantity unsliellcd, it may be mentioned, that it yeilds much more than common corn when shelled. Some gentleman, in whom I have lull confidence, informed mo they shelled a barrel (len bushels of ears) of 'my kind of corn, which measured a little more than six bushels. The cimuion kind of com will measure nhont fivo bobhels onlv. I believe I raise double, or nearly so, to what I could with nnv other corn 1 have ever seen. I gener ully plant tho corn about the first of May. and placo thu hills live feet apart each way, aud have two stalks iu a lull. I can supply you with all Ihu seed you may need, and 1 suppose I have now iu my corn house fifty, and perhaps more, stalks, with the corn on them, as it grow in thu field, and nono with less lliuu four, and tonic fix or seven ears mi the m. Cottino Stalk. Thu following istli rouult of nn experiment made by Nathan Wild, E-q of Chesterfield. "Tin: spot -elected for my experiment, was not at llio corners or outer edge of the field, but wa chosen within the field, where the soil ap peared of equal quality, and tho whole be ing managed alike, except the lime of cut ting thu stalks here the stalks were cut from four rows, earlier than the usual time, say about ihe tunc thn corn was in full milk next to these, four rows were' left uncut till harvest time, and next to tho last mentioned, four rows were cut at tho usual lime of cutting stalks, that is, when tho top had become crisp, aud beforo the main stalk and leaves had perished. Al harvest tunc each parcel was gathered in one day and kept separate till well dried, when tho weight was found to be in tho following proportion: On the i-amo quantity of ground that produced 133 1-3 lbs. whoro tlio stnlks were not cut, I had 100 lbs. where they were cut at the usual tune, nnd 7U lbs. whore they were cut earliest, tho quality of the corn where the stalks were not cut being by far the best, and the early cut llio poorest. In another part nf tho field a trial was made with a different kind of corn nu two rows side by side, and the result was nearly similar, but this being a later sort of corn, tho frost injured it some, so that the experiment was not so fair as the oilier." HEY DAY. A hawk caught a parrot in bis claws, and away ho soared with his prey. De lighted willi bis ride so high in the air, tho parrot sung, as he sailed along "Hey day, " and thought none so happy as he. At length the hawk began to gripe the parrot still closer in his talons and to tear him wilh his b"ak. The tune of the parrot was instantly changed, and instead of sing ing hey day. He exclaimed Od zuchs ! Od sucks ! When I sco a girl, too fond of a forward sweet heart playing the hoyden, and suf fering improper liberties: Be cautious my pretty parrot, thinks I, keep that kawk at a greater distance, or your tuno will bo sorrowfully changed, and the od zucht of lulabybaby! will succeed lo your hey day of enjoyment. If I sco a young man, dressing in lha very pink of the mode sporting his pretty person ot all places of nmii3emenst atten ding to no regular employment no matter whether rich or poor, I would write on the frame of his looking glass, though it may be hey diy witli you now rely on it, my young friend, when you grow in years, and 'lie talons of poverty and contempt begin to gripe you, iu the anguish of your heart, you will sing a sad od zucks for your early follv. Cou.NTEn, accomodations. "Mr. Yard, stick, what you ax me for that quill?" "Two cents." "Whew! can't afford it." 'Well, you, I'll let yt u have it for one." "Seeing it's me ! why, did you ever see me afore ?" "No, but I sold a ce ill's worth of candy to a fellow that look, ed almighty like you, and be paid the cash down." 'Pshaw! how you talk ! Well, guess bow I'll take this charge it." A stout country fellow, inured to hard labor, complained frequently al breakfast that he could not eat such nic ham, eggs, and sausages; but wanted something solid. Tho good lady of the house finally told him he should have something solid t he next morning, when she set him a ta ble by himself, on which she placed a quart of hard eider, and a large pewter platter, containing a heel hi and wedges. A nisTiisauisiiBo srnANOF.n. Who dat big nigger cumin down do treet dare, Cuff.' Who dat .' Why don't you know ? No but 'spuro he some 'stinguisbcd st ranger. Guess he be -ho come down de Sasko. hanna river as chiof engineer of Squire Jones' raft. Pi.ii!mi'ts np ArtAHIC PoETIlY.--An Arabian having brought a blush to a maid en's check by the earnestness of his gaze, -n,,i 1,, l,nr I'Mv Infills linve nlanled rosea in your chucks: why forbid me to gather them? The law permits him who bowi lo reap the Harvest. a n-r-or ivimo On n bridrre across tho river is the following foolish inscription : "One dollar fine for crossing Ibis bridge faster than a walk" Query ? What sort r an animal is a tear a, auu now mai uocs il travel .' . Economy. A gontleman in Holland bo uses tobacco, makes the most of it. tin rtlintuc ll nn til the iuicc is entirely ex.. hausted, when ho puts it in his pipo and smokes it. He also uses tho ashes for snulf. 1, T.n,- Mr Ininndi'ore. what nre von doing with your hand in my pocket? " " I nxes your pardon, master, but in this Ere cold vutber, von scarcely knows voro von puts von's nnd " llAruuNirros;, of the Uoston Daily Her. aid , snys, "a gentleman in tuu siuge, inner riim pxnectations formed dav r, Mii'ititiuu vi mi" , ' ' .:... .dnn to tho now lands. by idthev thougl.t llipy .had but to tticka sa s tail in the ground ana ineoucu Sr u lor." - A rtrdicl and admonition.- An old WO- .. . ...11 1 .1. HnirlniH for BtCaliDflT man wan mun."-" - ,. t,?, a pair of buot. verdict was "not guilty, with an admonition never to lo th like again."

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