Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 30, 1837, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated June 30, 1837 Page 1
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N O T T II E Olid It o f c a: s a u ; u t t ii u w e i. f a ke o f it o hi e. BY M.I3. STACY. FRIDAY, JUNK 30, 1837. VOBi. XI--No. 523 Y MISS MAUTINEAU'S HOOK. The lot) ff expected work of Miss Haii ltiKT, upon the subject of Iicr visit lo the United States, is now in the prc-s in Now York, anil will, wo daro say, whun il appears, be read wiih more avidity than gratification: fur it rnut be expected that nny writer who visits a country only fur the purpose of making a profitable book about it, will make up for the want of I lie novol'y, with which it would bu difti cult now to invest an account of this coun try, by hpr own masoning of what would, :f plainly told, be stalo, and without sufli eient reli-h to croa'c nn appetite for it. From the follow ng extract, which is the Hie only sample oT her work which we have vet seen, the mailer may lonn some idea how tin1 whole t irk H likely to please 1 1 mt, (or her.) KIIOM MISS ,M A 1ST! M'. A It S "S0CIKTV IN AMUHICA." The most nouimoii mode of ennversn tion in America 1 should distinguish as prosy, but wit I o 1 rirh and droll. For some weeks I found it difficult lo keep awake duritur '.If I'liiir" mn'.v to anv question I happened to n-k. The person quo-tinned seemed lo feel himself put upon his enn irinnci' t" give a full, I rue, nnd particular reo'v. and -o he wont hark as near ti I ho deluge as l lie subject would admit, and forward to the mol'loniiiui, taking care to until nothing of oon-equnnco in I he inter val. There wns. of couisp. one hore nnd them, as there is every where, to tell mo precis lv what 1 knew before, and omitted what I most wanted; but thin did not Inn pm often: and I pmsnnilv found the infor ntation. 1 obtained ootivor-atioti so full, impartial, and accurate, anil the shmwd ties... nutl drollery wit It which it was con. veved so nirusintr. I hnt 1 became a preat ndmtrer of the American wav of talking before sl.v months were over. Previous 1 1 that fine, n genileinan in the same hou-e with tno. exnres-eil nlen-ant lv hi surprise at nn n-dihg "-o few questions, having tluit il he came to England. he should be a-king qne-tioo- nil day long. I told him there was no need of my seeking infortun ium as long n more was given too in the course of the dav than my bead would earrv I did not tell him that. I had not. power of intention sufficient for such information n came in answer to tnv own de-ire I can pcnrcely believe now ihnt I ever fe't hitch A difficulty. 'I'liev I hem-el ve-' are. however nwamof their lendetu'v to length, nnd also to -oino-thing of Hie literal dullness which Chart. l.'itul) c nnplnios ofin relation to the Scotch Thev have stories of American travellers which exceed nil I ever heard of them ii n v where else such as, t tin' nn Amerr "an gpiillemnn returned from Rump, was linked bow lie liked Rome? To which he replied, that Rome was a line citv. but thni'he tnu-t acknowledge he thought the public buildings were vorv much out of re pair. Again, il is to'd anatn-t a ladv, that she made snme undeniablv true remarks on a sermon she hoard A preacher dis courting on tin1 blindness of men to the fotiire, "minnrked. "How few men in build ing a hou-e. consider ihnt it p tiffin is to no duvn the staits!" The Incly observed, u i h much emphasis, on mining out, that ministers hnd ot into I ho stninge-t way of choosing 'objects for the pulpii ! Il was Irue that wide staircases are n great con. vpnienee; but the dul think Clui-liais inini-ters might find better subject Drench nnon than narrow staircases Ynt thsro is an epigrninalic, turn in the tn'k of thno who have never heard ol "the art of conversation." which is sup posed lo bo studied by the Engli-h. Some voting iiipii. travelling on horse back anio-igthe While Mountains, became inordinntelv thirsty, and slopped for milk ni a house by the road stile. They emptied every basin ihnt was offered, nnd still wanted more. The woman of the house nt longih brought nn enormous bowl of milk, ned set it down on Ihn lable. say ing "One would think gentlemen, you had never been weaned There cannot bo n stronger contrast limn between Ihn fun nnd simplicity of the United Slates, nnd Ihn solemn, pedantry of winch the pxtmmest examples nre lo bo found I here; exciting a- much ridinulo nt home ns ihev possibly can elsewhere. I was solemnly nssnrei! by a gentleman that I wns quite wri ng on some points, because I differed from him. Every body laughed: when he went on. with Ihn inmost gravity to inform us that there had been a lime when ho believed, like nlher people, thai he might he mistaken; but that experience had convinced him that ho nover wns; and ho had in cotiFcquenco cast behind him iho fear of error. I told him I was. afrnid the place he lived in wns terribly dull having nn oraclo in it lo settle every thing IIo replied Iho worsi of it was. other pen pie were not so convinced of his being al ways in the right ns no was Thorn was no joko here. lie is and soriuus minded man. himself. litem I rarely, if ever, met with instances of ibis pedantry among llio yeomanry or mo clininc classes, nr muring the young. The innst numerous and worst pedunls were niicillu-ngcd ladies. One instance struck me ns being unlike any thing ihnt could linppen in England. A literary ned very meritorious villago mnntiia maker declared that it wns very hard if hor gowns did nut fit iho ladies of thu neighborhood: she had gut tho exact proportions of the Venus do Medicis to mako them by; and whnt more could sho do? Again: n sempstress. wns nnxious t lint hor employer should re quest mo to write something nbout Mount Auburn. (Iho beautiful cemetry near Hun ton.) Upon lier being, questioned ns lo what kind of composition sho had in her Inncy, she said sho would Imvo mount au bum considered under three points of viowl ns it wns on tho day ol creation, as it is now, and ns it will be on the day of resur rection. 1 liked tiio idea hi well, that I got her to write it for mo, instead of my doing it for her. Miss Marlinoati is not disposed to flatter Iho people among whom sho travelled. Slio speaks in a very excathedra style of our polities, morals nnd manners ond dis courses of our public men of all parties without the slightest regard of persons. Amos Kendall, General Jackson, Mr. Sprague and Governor Everett it is all one with. Abolitionists nnd abolitionism alone seem to have iiltracled her undivi ded regard anil admiration. Wo present our readers with n fow precious specimens: llUl'UIIUCAS TAKI.Nr; ON iNTKHESr I.N POL ITICS. In England tho idea of an American citizen is of one who is alwavs talking politics, can vansing. bustling about lo iniiko proselytes abroad, buried in newspapers at Jiuino, ami hurrying to vole election days. There is another side to the mbieot. A learned profo-sor of a western cnllcgu told mo an abundance ol hnghsli news, lint declared himself ignorant ol'ovory thing that had pas-t-cd in the homo portion of tho political world, lie never took any interest in politics. What would be the uo of his disturbing himself? I low fur duse one man's volo go? IIj does inoro guod by showing binuolfabovo such al ia ir.s. Il was communicated to me that thcto arc more modes of political aotion than ono : and thai though this profes-nr docs not vote, ho uses Ins utmost inlluenco Willi tho students of his college in favor of his own political opinions ; and with entire success. If this be true, iho gentleman fulls short of his duly in ono npeet,and exceeds it in another. A clergyman in Iho north was anxious to assure me that elections are mere personal matters, and do not ailed tho hapiurss of the people. It matters not lo him, fur instance, who is in office, and what paily in politics is uppermost: life goes on (lie same to him. This gentlemen had piobably never hoard of iho old ladv who said that the did not caro what revolutions happened, as long as she had lier roast chicken and her little gamo at cards. L!ul that old lady did not livu in a republic, or perhaps even she might have perceived that there would Imvo been no rccutily for roast chickens and cards, if all were to neglect political notion hut those who want political power and profit. In a democracy, every man is supposed to lie his own security for lil'oand property; and if a man devolves his political charge upon others, ho must lay his accounts forboiiiL' so well taken cam of as ho mi"ht be. So much lor the seiii-li aspect ol tho case; tho view which niijjlit have boon piescnled willi illustrations to the old lady, if sho had happened lo live in a republic. Tho clergyman ought to see further, Ho ought see in virtue of office, how pub lie morals tnu-t sull'er under I he neglect of public duty by respectable men. Ifntich men were to perform the duties of ci'izem ns eoti-oien'inu-ly as I hey do those of bus tennis. I'nihers. and na-tors, and leave it lo tiio knaves to neglect the duty of citizen" ship, the republic might go on as weli as a republic with knaves m it can go on. Hot the knaves are en nor to use t hoi r political rights for selfish purposes, and tho conscientious in other reives nre remiss in the duties of citizen ship, the pastors may almosi as well leave off tunnelling- AH good pastoral influence will bo borne down bv the spread of cot pip tion. The clergy may preach themselves hoarse to little purpose, if they live, and encourage others to live, in the nvuwed neglect of anv one relation ; nnd Iho exer cise of the suffrage is the firs, duly of re publican citizenship. A naval officer, n man ol an ninerwiso sound IipiiiI nnd heart, told mo very coollj that ho hnd never voted more than twice in his life. His defence in answer to mv re-inon-trnnce wns, that he hnd served lii country in other ways. In ns (ar as this might he meant to convey that ho could nut" volo at New York when in India, the excuse must ho tidinnted ns valiil : but, if it wn mount to apply to elections going on before his eyes, it was the Famn as if ho had said, "there is no occasion for ie to be a good father, because I Imvo been n good son. A member of Congress gave tno in. stnncos of what would have ben the modi, fientions of certain public affairs, but for the apathy of the minority nbout tho use of their ' suffrage. If citizens regulate their exertions by the probabilities, of itti mediate success, insiend of by their faith in their own eonvielious, it is indeed no wonder if tho minority leave every thing to their advoNaries; but ibis is not tho way for men to show themselves worthy of the possession nf pnlilienl rights. This is not the way that society has advanced. This is nut fho way I hat security (or life nnd prnperly has boon obtained for those idle citizens who am now leaving that securiiy to tho merey nf those whom they believe to bo the enemies ol society. A public man told mo that it would bo n great point gained, if every eilizen could bo induced to vote nl least once a year. So far is it from being true that nil Amori, cans nro tho bustling poliliciuns that tho English have been apt lo suppose. If t-uch political bustle shnuld bo absurd, t tin actual npathy Is something worse, it it were only hiirno in mind t lint rulers derivo their jufet powers from tho consent of iho govern, ed, biirely nil conscientious men would see Iho guilt of any man acquiescing in the rule ii r gnvcinnrs whom ho disapproves, by not having recorded his dissent. Or, if ho should bo in tho majority, thu case is no belter, llo lins omitted to bear his testimony to whnt ho esteems tho true principles ot government, ne uas uui ap pointed his rulers, und, in ns far na bo no cents t hair protection, he tukes without hnvini' ivoii. Iiu reaps without having sown; ho deprives his just rulers of a por tion nf tho uuthority which is their due- of a portion of the consent of the governed, amos kkmjall's nco tut) run thu lawa ' Afier the gentlemen of Charclostnn had disgraced their city nnd country, by break ing into the post oflice, and buruiiifj tho contents ol thu mail bags, in their dread of the cabinet, desiring his npprobntinn for having examined tiud refused to forward ceitnin papers mailed ut tho office. Tho member of Iho cabinet. Kendall, gnvo the dps.ired sanction to this audacious stoppage of the post-oflice function, declaring that the good of the community (na judged of by the individual) is a considerntuin above the Inw. The ft rangers in the laud knew not what to mako of the fool hardiness haz a rding such n, declaration, in a man of Ken dall's wit. It was known that ho de?ired the office of post master general ; that the president wi-bed him to have it, and that the doubt was whether the Senalo would confirm the appointment. Soon after this apparently fatal declaration, ho was tioui mated, and the Senate confirmed his np pointiuen!. The declnration, no doubt, -eated bun in office. Tho southern mem bors were won by it. Kendall calculated rightly for his immediate object. What is to become of him when tho people blmll at. length recognize tho peril and insult to themselves of ono of their favored servants declaring the will of an individual lo bo oc. casionally subversive of tho law i. c. of the will of the majority remains to be seen- Meantime, the continuance in office of the person who.-o declaration to the above eU'ecl remains nnret rtictod. may bo regarded as one of the deepest wounds which has been inflicted on tho liberties of the nation. fiCNERAL JACKSON. General Jackson was brought into office by an overpowering majority, and tiller a series of si rung parly excitements. Ifever there was n possibility of a President mark, ing his age, for good or for evil, it would have been done during Jackson's ndminis. t ration. IIo is a man made to impress a very distinct idea of linn-elf on all minds. lie has great personal courage, much saga city, though frequently impaired by the strength of his prejudices, violent pas.-ioii'i, an indoiniiuble will, nnd that devotion to public uffiirs in which no person has over failed. lie had done deeds of war which flattered iho pridooflho people; and indu ing ilium, ho had acquired n knowledge of I he people, which has served him instead of much oilier knowledge in which ho is defi cient. Ilo has known however, how to ob tain the use, (hough not the reputation, of the knowledge which ho does not possess. Notwithstanding tho strength of ins pa:--sion.s, and tho awkward positions in which ho has priced hini-elf by llio indulgence ol Ins private reseutinenis, his sagacity ha--forved him well in keeping him a Itiile way a head of the popular convictions. No physician in tho world ever understood loel nig thu pulse, and ordering his practice ac cordingly, better than President Jackson Hero are all the requisites for bticeoas in a tyraincnl administration. Even in Eng land, we heard tumors in Iiii'J. and again in 1U.2, about tho perils of the Uiined States, under the rule of a despotic sol dier. The cry revived with every one of his high-handed deeds; with every ex. ereiso ol" the veto which he has used ol loner than all llio other Presidents put to. get her with nv-ry nppoiniiiienl made in defiance of tho Senate ; with the removal of thu dtposiies ; Willi his incs-ages of me unco lo llio French government. Yet lo what amounts the power now. at the close of Ins tidunuist rat ion, of this idol of the puu pe, this man strong in war, and subtle in council, this soldier nnd statesman of in ilouiitablo will, of niMiliablo niubiiijn, with iho resources of a huge majority at his dis po-aj? The deeds ot his administration re mam lo bo justified in as far as they nre sound, and undone if lliey are faulty. Meantime, lie has been able to obtain only the barest majority in thu Senate, thu grout object of his wrath : he has been unable to keep the slavery question out of L-ongress the introduction of which is by far the most remarkable event of his nilintnistra- i uui. Ono of tho most desponding com plaints I heard of Ins administrat'iuti wns. not llmt ho had strengthened the Gonernl Government not that Ins government had i ended to centralization not that ho had se'tled nnv matters lo Ins own butiol'actiou, und left tho people to reconcile themselves to his pleasure as they best might -but that every great question is left unsettled; thai il is difficult now to loll nny party by its principle'. ; that tl.o principles of such nlf.nrs ns the currency, lunil, slavery, internal itu movements, &.c. remain in bo nil argued over ngain. Doubtless, this will bo tiro some lo such public men ns have entirely and finally undo up their iiiiuds on llic-o subjects. To such, nothing can well be inoro wearisome than di.-cussiuu and action renewed from year to year, lint the very fact that they remain unsettled, that Iho people remain uiisatinOcn ubom Iheni, proves titut the people have inoro to learn, noil that they mean to learn it. Nn true friend of Ins country would wish that thu question of slavery und currency should remain n any position that they have over yet occu pied in the United Stales ; nnd lownrds the settlement ofiho latter of thu two, us far as light depends on collision of opinions, il is oc run ii that no man lias done so much, whether lie meant or not, as President j Jackson. The occasional breaking up and necessary circiim stance, whether it bu considered an evil or n gnod. It may be uu evil, in as fur as it nll'ords u van ago ground to unprincipled udventures; il is a good, in as far as il leads to mutual understanding, and i in proves the cniiduuur of partisans. For tho rest, there is nn fear but that parties will soon druw asunder, with each a set nf dis tinctive principles as its badge. Meantime, men will Imvo reason to smile at iheir fetus ol thu formidable pcrsunugo, who is now descending from the presidential chair; and their enthusiasm will have cooled down to thu temperature fixed by what thu event will provo lo havo been Ins merits, t hey I will duscusa him by their flrceidea with tho calinne.'s with which men speak of things that nro past ; while they keep their hopus antt 'ears to tie chafed up at public meetings, while the nratur point to sumo rising star, or to tioine cloud no bigger than n man's hand. Irish emigrants occasionally fight out the bnulo of the JJoyno in the streets of Philadelphia; but native American bestow their apprehensions nnd their wrath upon things future : nnd their philosophy upon things past. While they do ilnsit will not be in the power of "any President to harm them much or Inng. SUFFERINGS OF THE CREW OF THE DEE. The following particulars of the suffer ings undergone by the crew of the Dec whale ship, arc given in tho Aberdeen Herald : The Dee arrived in the bay yesterday morning, and at noon entered the harbor. Tho quay was crowded with anxious spec tators, and as the vessel uoared the berth, tho scene was truly hourl-rcnding. Tho mourning relatives of the deceased sea men, though previously npptiaod of the unfortunate fate of those who wero near and dear to their, seemed unwilling to give credence to nry testimony opart from a positive confirmation by thoso who had been cyo witnesses to their decease. Their weeping widows roshed on board with their helpless n-phms in their arms, while parents and friends followed in equal grief. When a convenient opportunity of fered, tho surgeon, Mr. Liltlejohn, though in ti very weak stuio, kindly and iuni readily expressed his willingness to give every additional information in his power. The most, painful fact in connexion with the lo-'s of the Dee's crew, is tho great mortality, enmpared with tho oilier vessels which were beset a' tho same time. Mr. Litilejohu accounts for this on liie follow ing grounds. When the Dec was beset sho was among tho loose ico, the alternate opening and closing of which exposed her lo great dnu gcr. The crew were therefore, constantly exposed, had most harrassing duties to dis. charge, and little or no time In change their clothes. This state of things continued about two months ; and so inevitably cer tain did the destruction of tho vessel nl ono nppenr to be, thnt the beds, chests, provisions, &,c, lind to bo tnken on the ice. Here all hands remained for two days; mid as n proof that this was tho first and the chief cause of the fatality which iuimedi. ately followed, Mr. Ijiitlejohn remark I hat almost immediately after they ngain went on board they began to complain, and scurvy becsmo inoro and more prevalent. l o add lo this, when the Thomas wns losi. llio greater part of tho crew of the Dee went over the ice, a distance of four or five miles, to assist in carrying over part of the provisions. This second exposure had t most painful cited and that it was thu canso ol increased mortality is evident from tho fact, that the proportions ofiho crew of the Thomas, which wore divided among other vessels, fell victims to the dis ease in lar greater ra'io than tho oilier men on board. That these were Iho chief causes is also evident, when wo know that none of I he other vessels wer-3 at all dis turbed by loose ice, but, nn tho contrury, were immovable from I lie tirst day thai they were fixed until the day they got clear. On the 27ih of September, the crew of the Dee, fearing a Into season, went half allowance. Tho mess was 31hs of bread a week, 3j or 4 lbs beef, and 2l lbs barley only, allowed to mako soup for sis. ty one men! Hut Mr. Litilejohu stales dial, the scurvy was tho great cau-o nf the ninrnlity nnd death which must, certainly have been attended with excruciating pain, ihu disease having generally begun in the mouth, thus rendering the unfortunate men unable lo take victuals. J h extreme cold is mentioned in .Mr. Littlejnhn's let tor: but. ns another evidence, wo tnav ndil that, even in tho cabin, while their hands wore over the hltlo fire I hey had, their hacks wero freezing. So intense was tho frost, that even liquor was frozen, und at times the ink in the glass was solid. The coals wero all exhausted bv the end of Janunry. alter which staves of casl with other lumber, were made u?o of. Tho want of lire now added to the pain of the sufferers, who wore getting weaker day by day. Occasionally a littta refresh ing siiup was mado from Fo;:es, many of which they killed ; hut the ravage of the disease seemed to ballli every remedy. Spirits were allowed in small quantities, but. seemed lo do lit tie or no good. A pur. Hal relief was, however, occasionally nf lorded in this way, nnd in their last mo. nieuts some nf the men nslmd for n Intlo grog. No spirits were used after the Dee left llio ice, and now deaili mado f-nd ha voc. From tho 10th of March, the day on which she got clear, scarcely was tiioro one man nble to assi-t another; nnd our renders may form somo conception of thoir deplorable state, when wo mention the fact that two or three wero lying together in ono blanket, covered with ice, und the b'ankel underneath them literally u mass nf vermin. The dying were often lying in the Fame bed with the dead for days together; nnd when obliged to consign thu luttor to the deep, tho budies had to bo hoisted up between decks with a tackle, and thrown overboard. Huvinp only the closo roofed topsails pet when tho Deo left the ice, and Iho remain ing portion ol tho crow being unable to ruudor any effective assistance, sliu was nl most wholly at the morcy of tho wind nnd tide, and at one tiino drilled so far south as 52 degrees. The temperature now was a pleasing change, but iho scurvy wns too deeply looted to bo eradicated without some more taugiblo remedy. IIo who has no bread lo spare should not I keep a dog THE RICH AND THE POOR. Xi:.soi'tioN, In his Life of SucnATi:s,pro- splits mony examples of his mode, of con-( vcying instruction to young men. One of i the'tMs very pert iticnt'to the present times. Eutbedeinus, a young man. "having cnllec ted inntiv of tho writings of tho most eel' ebratcd pncls nnd sophists, was so much elntudbyit, as to fancy himself superior to nny other of the nge, both in knowledge and abilities ; nnd doubted not to sen him self the very first man in Alliens, whatev er the business, whether to manage the afi'uirs of state, or to harangue the people.' Socrates frequently drew Luthcdemiis in lo conversation. i)f one of these, Iho fol. lowing is given ns the termination; 1 'Pray teli us, may wo understand what a popular government, is, without knowing who arc the people ?" "I should suppose not." "And who uru thu people?" said Soc rates. 'I include in that denomination," replied Euthe deinus, "ull such citizens as aro poor. "Yon know those who are so ?" "Certainly." "And who are rich .'" "No doubt, of it." "Tell mo then, I prav you, whom you think rich; whom poor ?" "I consider those as being poor who have not wherewithal to defray their neccs-nry expenses," said Eiithedeinus ; "and 1 es teem thoso rich who possess more than they want." "But have you not observed, Eiithedeinus, that there are people, who, although they have very little, have not only enough lor I heir ncces-nry expenses, fun manage in such a manner a-- to lay up a part ; while others arc in want, nolw.thslaiidiug their large pn cssiou ?" I own it," said Lullicdemu?, "and re collect somo princes whoso necessites have compelled them to deal injuriously by by their subjects, even so lur as to de prive them of their possesion." It will follow then, Eiitlicdemus, t hut we should place these princes among the poor, and the frugal managers of their lit fortunes among tiio rich, 'nice these may be truly said to live in affluence." "They may," replied Euthedeniiis ; "for 1 nm not able to support any thing agoitisl your arguments ; and indeed, 1 believe si. lence for the future will best become ine, since after all, I begin to tuqiect I know nothing. Tin: Law ok Kisser. Al the Middle sex adjourned sessions last week, Caroline Newion wan indicted lor n-saulting Thomas Saveriaud, and biting off bis nose. The complainant, whoso lace b re incontestable evidence of tho severe injury inflicted, si a ted that on the day after Christmas dav h was in a taproom, where defendant and her sister were. Thu sister laughingly ob-erv ed that she hnd tell her young man at IJir ininghani, and had promised him no man slivmld kiss her while absent. Complainant regarded this ob-ervaliou as a challeng-, especially it being holyday time, and caught hold ot her and kis-ed her. Sho took it in good part as a joke, but defendant became angry, and desired she might have as little of that kind of fun as he pleased. Com plainant told her if she was angry he would kiss her also, nod tried lo do il. A sculilo ensued, and they both fell to the ground. After t hey got up. complainant went and Mood by i he fire, and defendant followed and struck ut him. He again closed with her and tried to kiss her. and in the scnflle he was heard lo cry out "she has got my unso in her mouth." When they were parted ho was bleeding profusely from the nose, and a portion of il, which defendant had bit off, she was seen to spit out of hrr mouth upon the ground. The defendant, a fat, middle aged woman, treated thu mat ter with great levity, and said ho had no business to ki-s her sister or nttenipt to kiss her in a public hon-e they v,eru not such kind of people 1 1" sho wanted lo be kissed, sho bad a hiishand to kt-s her. and he was a much handsomer man than defendant ever was even before ho lost Ins nose. The court told the jury it mattered little which way their ve. diet went. If limy found her guilty, the court would not tiuo her more than one shilling, ns the prosecutor hud brought the punishment on lum-elf. The jury, without hesitation, acquitted her, I hu judge told the prosecutor ho was sorry or the loss of his nose; but if he would play with cuts he must expect to be .-cratch ed. Turning to the jury, the judge niter- wards said, "Gentlemen, my opinion is, that if a man attempt to ku-s a woman against her will, she has a right to Into his no-e ofl. if she has n luncy lor so doing. And eat it loo," added a learned gentle man of the bar." Lnntltm paper. Social AmxrioN.--Society has been nptly compared to a heap of embers, which. when separated, soon languish, darKen nnd expire: but if placed together, glow wiih a ruddy and intense heat ; a just emblem of Iho strength, happiness, and llio security derived from the union of mankind. The savage, who never know thu blessings o! combination, and ho who quits society Iroin apathy or misanthropic spleen, aro like the separated embers, dark, dead, usekss; limy nielli' r give nor nceivo heat, neither lovo nor oro beloved. To what nets of heroism and virtue, in every ago mid na tion, has not i In; impetus ofnllectinn given rise ! To gloomy misery, despair, nnd even suicide, bus tint the desertion of society led? I low often in the busy haunts of men, aro nil our noblest nnd gentlest vir. lues called forth.' And 'now in the bosom o recluse, do nil the soft emotions lunguish and grow faint? N. V. Mirror. Snatching a A'm. A negio in Haiti inoro lately uiiderlook lo kiss a snapping turtle for u livo cent nolo, when thu owner (dipping tho nooso from tho head of the sea monster, it caught the poor fellow's up. per lip, nnd it was impossible to deliver him until its jaws wore forced open. Ho baid, "he wouldn't buss another for a dol lar, lung de ucape." AVu I'm. A DIALOGUE. Jonsing Sjii, inggor, how you Snm do dis uriernoon ? Goto Grille. Why. I""h Jonsiug. is dat you? Why I here ! Sam m tibont dd sumo a tittle worse, porhnps, dan Usual. Sam Juiising. How's nil your family Cnio (into. Very poorly, lank God. But look hero. Sam Jou-itig, bow docs do liniC affect you? Don't nu feel him very sensibly ? Sam' Jonsing. Awful !! It's too tedi ous to mention. Since tlobntiks hah made up deru iniuds, to shut up nil de sinnll corn do wholesale dealers in a small way like 1. stand no inoro ehanco dan a short tailed bull in fly tune. I've suspended paying do specie now ns do rest of cm. Goto. Va, va, ya guess you vc unne it ka-e you hod'iit got none to shell out. But look here. Sam Jonsing, your marks about corn makes mc remember Old Curn Meal hcself. Don't vou link 'twas too ;radin' altogether for a 'spcctable old nig, ike Corn Meal is, to make a publirj pectach; of hcself upon de stage .' Doii.t you think it was highly tin wrong ? Sain Jonsing. Ob course, lis uau enough fur a nigger to go singing about do streets, making a rang a tang ob iiiin. self whv, it's worse dan a kangaroo. If he goes on in dis way, he'll trow disgrace on de entire po.iulashun ob enfortd Amer katmw ting dat ought to be highly dc- ignated. Good nrtorrioon, Gato. Cato. Good arternoon, Sam Jonsing, Pickttijunc. Jlnlrimnnirtl Brct7.c 'Arreh, Pat, why lid 1 marry ye ;jit tell mo that ! for it: invsell that's bed to maintain ye ever since the blessed dav that Father 0' Flanagan sent me home to ver house' ' Swato jewel replied Pat. not relishing tho charge, 'am! it's uiv.-elf that hopes I may live lo see tin: day when yo'roa widow, weeping o'er tlnv cold sod I hat covers me then III see nuv ve'll get along without me, Imnev. A sick man observed to Ins wife, 'my dear 1 am not well to day. Will you pre pare me a light dinner?' What will you have, Mr. A?' "Apple dumplings.' They were accordingly made, nnd Mr, A. sat down solus lo u di.-h of eighteen After having dispatched seventeen nnd a half, and showing strung sytoin of finishing the remaining morsel, a little urchin, a son of hi-', cried out, "O dad. gun mo Ihai .' llo very emphatically replied 'Go uwuy tnv son , Poor dad is sick.' 1'hhtr mini's Luck. A party of gentle, nn n Iroin this city caught during a few hours fishing on Lake llopatcung, (Long Pond.) iho -iimtnit level of tho Morrio Canal, on Thursday last. GOO fish, being chiefly yellow bass, ono of tho choicest luxuries of the tinny race. They were lakeu from the water as fust as the hooka were luu'ed sometimes two anil three n: a nunule. One piece of bait caught 1 1 fish successively Newark Daily Advertiser. A good story is to d of a stranger in Parts who was standing lately at tiio door of the Onora Cotiiique. wailing fur admission- llo felt u hand placed on his watch pocket, and immediately found that hi- watch was not there. Turning round to the person behind him lie ordered him to louirn Ins watch. Tub man imme diately gave him a wa'ch and disap peared. On returning home afier the per brinaiieo the st'U'igor wns much n-U'iiisb-ed to liiid Ins waieh hanging up in Ins room. He had forgot lo take it with him, and hud received Iroin the thief the watch of somo other peicon, whose watch had been just stolen. Dcisr.. There is a reform going on in Bo-ton, in the fashionable amusement of dancing. The old objections of late hours anil ih-sipated company, aro likely to br: remedied, by the now proposition. Two teachers have opened a school for pupils of sedentary habits, to begin nt sunrise. Young men, who have the courage to riso early, and walk half a mile, dance an hour, walk home, eat breakfast with tin nppelitu -harpened by exercise, and then go to iheir regular vocations, will need but a few' weeki practice to cure tliPtn effectually of uny desire to keep late hours and dissipa ted company. Wo do not believe thnt llio; most rigid in ethics can object to a dancing school conducted on such principles. We understand that several of the dead bodies Iroin the wreck of l he Den Sherrnd, were picked up al Baton Rougiie, a few days sumo. One, that uf a female, wit h n child in her arms, which sho still clasped to her bosom, with all the foudun-s of a mo ther. Also, that of a man, on whom wan found a gold watch, and some few papers of but little value. They wero all taken out nf iho water and interred by tho proper authorities. jYcw Oilcan paper. SiM'.cir, Shot We learn that a boy. n few days since, in the neighborhood of Ibis city, shot n squirm), which tumbled from iho wall into a hole by the side of the road. Tho boy thrust his hand into the hole unci pulled out a iiu pot. llo found it; ihe im pot mure than ou counierieii uotiars. x,mc. ell Courif.r. ,. Ui A S.nkkzuu A young lady nt the Bucks County Ball, was apparently seized wiih cnnyiiLioiis in the midst of a quadrille. Her mania ran to hor assistance, nnd mat ters wero soon restored. It seems that her waisi had been reduced to the minin'um of magnitude, nnd she wts obliged lo bo unhooked behind before the could sneeze. .'J6. Claz. Baron Smyth spent (wo whole dnys and nigliis coiisidcri'ig un answer to tho con. nun Jrimi" why is nn egg underdone, like an igg ovorduno" he would suffer no out to tell him, mid at Inst hit upon thu solu tion -bio inse both are hardly done.

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