Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 18, 1839, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 18, 1839 Page 1
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NOT THE GLORY OF CSAn BUT THE WELFARE OF ROME. BY H. B. STACY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1839. VOI. XII No. 004 From llie Ballinmre .Monument. I HAVE NO FATIIEK THERE. I saw a wide nnil welLspread board, An'1 children yitinii nd fair, C n hip one l.y nn'e-ihe, eldem finl, And touk their stations ibere. AM nently clad mil beautiful, Anil wiih familiar ire;nl, They gwheied innnd with joy to feait On meals and inuw while bread. Be.iile llie board the father tat, A smilr tiltt teaiur-s woie, As en the liitlr gioup he gazed, And told their portions o'er. A meagre form arrnyeil in rags, Anenr the llirpi-hold s'ond ; A Intlf-siaived child hud wandered there To brg a little food. Said one "why 8iandet here my dear, See, tliere'ii n vacant goat Amid the children, and enough For them and thee tu eat." "Alan for me !" the rhilil replied, In Nines nf deep despair "No riiht I amid jour group, 1 have no father theie." O hour of fate, when fmm the skies, With note ofilecicsi (head. The far rpimtiuding Hump of God Shall EUtnni'jii I'otth the dead. What noitnlpif hosts shall Hand without, The heavenlj line-hold fair, And gazing on the blewt exclaim, "I have no portion theie." BRUCE AND THE SPIDER. When Robert Bruce was lying in n wretched hovel, in Ireland, overcome by misfortune, he had resolved to abandon his claims lo the Scottish throne. While hi mind was occupied with this idea, he capt Ins pyes upward, and saw a spider in the act of trying to swing itself from one beam to another. It made six unsuccessful al. tempts, agreeing with the number of bat tles which Bruce had fought with the Eng lish: and as it was preparing for a seventh trial, the warrior resolved tu be guided by the issue ui it. The spider succeeded, ond Bruce once more perilled all in the cause of Scotland. The Et trick Shepherd has worked this incident up in the following manner: Try again, little iveaer, Try again, in ugain ! Eip vim ipd linpe lor ever, Try 'again ! ThrieV a tide in nature's law, Mini nevpr, never saw, And fume lile-nt breeze may blaw, Tin again, linle hem ! Tim' von rink a deadly fa'. Try again ! Do ynu ken, Utile hero. Do mi ken, do jnu ken, Though a i!i fain or chimera, Dn von ken, That on our efTorl gond, Theie (pppuili n tea nf lilond, And a name, lung It-is stood Aiming men ! Ihtle Iipiu ! In ihe land nf fi illi and flood, Dale and glen ! In my dear native land, Far away, far away, With my hraye little band, Many a day, I nied, and Hied again, In sorrow and in pain, Our fippdom 10 ieiiin ! And, like thee, I'll try again, If I may ! See ' a King is on hi knee, Swing ii u ,ii , swing uw.iy, Tnprav suews fur ihee, Swing au ,n ! IIm iiiuniinr to lie, IIpip, In- lakes iliee jolemnty. '1 hull uri fix'd ! and j is he ! So, Imzzn , Utile Iipiu, Now in rnuuliy ill ill Iip fiee ! So huzza ! Jxwts IIocg. THE FUTURE LIFE. "Were I here a country on earth, uniting 11 that is beautiful in nature, all that great in virtue, genius, and the liberal arts, end numbering among its citizens, the most 'illustrious patriots, poets, philosophers and philanthropists of our age, how eagerly chould we cross Ihe ocean '.o visit it I And bow immeasurnbly greater is the attraction of Heaven! There, live the elder breth ren of the creation, the sons of the morning whoeang for joy ot Ihe creation of our race there the great and good of all ages and climes; the friends, benefactors, deliverers ornaments of their race; Ihe patriarch prophet, apostle, and martyr; the true he roes of public and still moro of private life the father, mother, wifo, husband, child who, unrecorded by men, have walked be fore God in the beauty of lovo and self sacrificing virtue. There are all who have built up in our hearts the power of good ne68 and truth, the writers, from whose page we have received tho inspiration of pure and lofty sentiments, the friend whose countenances have abed light thro our dwellings, and peace and slrcngtli through our hearts, Tbe re they are gath prcd togel her, safe from every storm, Irr utnphant over evil: and I hey say to us, Come and join us in our everlasting hies seduces; Come and bear part in our suitgJ of praise; Share nnr odornliou, friendship, progress, and works nftovu. Tlipy say to us Cherish now in ymir earthly lift) that spirit and virtue of Christ, winch is the beginning and dawn of Heaven, and we shall Minn welcome you, with mure than human friend-hip, to our own iinmnrlalily. Shall that voice speak to us in vain? Shall our wormlincss and unforakcn sins, srpar ate us, by a gulf which cannot be passed, from the society nf Heaven ?" Channincj. SMITHSONIAN LEGACY. Vvc give bilnw a highly interesting cx tract from a letter of a correspondent ofthe New York Herald on the subject of estab luhing on Agricultural School. The history of the Smithsonian legacy is probably well known to our readers. Mr. Smithson of London, an Englishman, who is not known, it is believed, ever to have been in i his country, dying a few years since, left by will a very large property lo the United Slates for the diffusion of useful knowledge and the extension of the means and advantages of a practical education. Mr. Rush was sent to England by the government to get possession of the prop erty, which he succeeded in doing. The property is staled to amount to half a mil lion of dollars. The opplicatinn of tho in come of the fund is now the g'cat question presented to Congress. This question is matter of much more difficulty than merely receiving the money. We shall wait with some impatience to see the plan submil'.ed to Congress and reported on by the com mittee: and on some future occasion, we shall be prepared to give our own no. tinns, humble and imperfect as they may The plan proposed and the outlines which are given in Ihe letter of the Herald appears very well on paper; but we apprehend the difficulty ofexecuting tt will be very great. Perhaps it will prove too cumbrous; and pnposes too much. We i'l not. hnwpver, decide prcunHirely. The danger to be feared is that the money ill fall into the hands of theoretical instead f practical men. and prove in the end of little utility. If the offices connected with any 6uch institution should under any cir cumstances come to be matters of mere political favoritism, there can be little hope f its ultility, let the party in power be who they may. The best method of executing the be nevolent dp-ign nl'Siiiilhsnn. wlm bequeath. d hall a million nl dollars to Ihe United Slates to be expended in the diffusion ol knowledge, begins to excite a good deal ol interest, and has claimed the attention nf several intelligent and scientific men in our country. i ne communications received by the Seereinry nl'Siato in answer to interroga lories sent by that officer to a number nl cieiiltfic men in the United States, have been referred in a select committee of which Mr J. Q Adams is tho chairman, and who, I presume, will bestow upon it much of his attention. A friend has com municated to me the outline of the plan ru commended by a German, which I men tinned in my last; bin whether it will bi! dnpieil or not. I am not prepared lo say. i wa- presented lo.dny by Mr. Adams. Tins plan conteinpluies t he e-iabli-liinent nf an tithtiiule in tin city In servo us a nursery nf scienl ifio agriculllirn-ls for III U S. to conpist of one hundred pupi's at time, ! be gradually increased from the nf cifit 6 of the farm; Ihe lectures to be free and the price of board moderate, ns tin It" milliner of pupils tire to be practically smployed daily on the farm. In the fWi or principal compartment "f 'hi- In-tllu'e be taught. 1st, AcnoMiMV. winch reals of ihe diffmein primitive earths mid Oilier elements of which llie soil is com po'ed. 2d, Agriculture, which teaches llie cultivation of llie n'speciive soils in uch a manner as to produce ihe most per fect crnpa. This is subdivided into chemi cal and mechanical agriculture. 3d, Veg etable PnunucTioM, teaching the cul ture of grasses, liguminmis field plains, roots, vines, mulberry trees, fruit trees, &c 4th, The Animals used nnd raised by the agriculturists, die. 5ih, Lconomt, or the manner of arranging and conducting a farm. In the secondary compartment, the following branches are lo be taught, viz: Veterinary, Technological agriculture, cul. lure oi tnresl trees, agricultural architect uro, and civil engineering as connected witn agriculture. The auxiliary sciences to be taught, are Chemistry, Natural Phil nsnphy. Mineralogy, and Geology. Botany and f nysioingy, Zoology and Meteorology; the Mathematical Sciences, Drawing of machines, animals, plants and landscapes. Fur the purpose ol illustrating all these sciences, thero must be an extensive farm, with a field fur experiments, work-shops, beet sugar manufactory, mills, &c a botanical garden, a collection of the best implements, or models of them; a library; a cabinet of minerals properly arranged according to their chemical character an apparatus for mathematical and physical instruction; a collection of skeletons of domestic animals for the study of corapara live anatomy : n collection nl seeds and injects ami a laboratory The farm which is to serve lor the practical illustration ol 'he t henry is to consist ol C40 acres in cul tivation, lo he divided into two equal pnr. U'lrH, to show tit u systems nf rotations. One hundred arret nf meadow, to show how natural meadows can he improved by drain nig. irrigation, manuring, &.O. Eighty ncrei of pasturage, to show the difference between natural and artificial pasture, and Hie manner of improving it four acre for a vineyard four acres for a hop yard far ty acres for experimental fields, to show how lo cultivate plants useful in ogricul. lure, to try new ones, and for experiments on manure rotations of crops, and new ag rtcultural implements a vegetable garden of six acres a mulberry plantation of six acres an orchard and nursery of twenty acres five hundred acres of woodland, to show Ihe culture of forest trees, the mode of preparing charcoal, &c, and a botanical garden of three acres. The pupils odmitled in'o this establish ment are to be taught to forge, to shoe a horse, to make a wheel and wngnr, to stock a plough, to build nut. tmeses. &c. The number ot pupils at the commencement is not to exceed 100 lo be at least 14 years of age at the lime ol admission ol good moral habits lo possess an ordinary English education, and be capable of com prehending a popular course of lectures. They arc to bn divided into three classes. The third or free diss is not to exceed 20 in number must slay two years perforin the work of the farm, and receive llnnr luition, boarding ond lodging free, The second class is not lo exceed GO must also stay two years, lo acquire Ihe theory and piacttce of agriculture, and all the auxiliary sciences. The first class is to consist ol 20 pupils, who hnve been two years in the third class, and who desire to perfect them selves for professors in similar establish ments. This class is to have the superin tendence of the other pupils. The officers ol the institute arc a director, who has Ihe entire direction and control of ihe estab lishment; a treasurer and two clerks, five professors and a teacher of Ihe lower branches. The practical manipulations are to be illustrated by a superintendent nl the farm, a superintendent cf the sloble. who leaches riding nnd breaking horses; a superintendent ofthe sugar beet nianii -luciory. a machinist .gardener, shepherd. &c. The total cost and expense nl purchasing Ihe lands, erecting Ihe buildings, buying stock. &c. arc estimated at $150,000, and 140.000 are lo be invested at six per cent. and nut of the proceeds the salaries of the Professors and officers are lo be paid. If this should be adopted, it will be I ho only instil u' ion ot the kind ui Ihe i inied b'aies. and ihe first attempt ever made by Con gress to promote the most valuable and un pnitanl branch of our national industry and wealth. The other plans consist, 1 believe, ofthe old fashioned universities, &c. anil systems of free lectures. The great diffi culty will be so lo arrange any institution as to prevent it Iroin being filled with mere partisans, and u-ed for mere parly purposes, as every public institution under tho con trol ofthe Government now is. I under stBnd Ihern are even now party mentals from abroad, looking mil for professorship- in tins institution; hir I trust, itlhose poor tools of party are to be paid at all, they will be paid not out ofthe money ol a be. nevnlenilEnglislimau, but out of the public Treasury, which those now in power seem lo think belongs lo them and their support ers exclusively, and winch i hey are permit ted to steal, pilfer, and tquander as they please. Col. Gratiot intends lo mnve forthwith in Missouri. His daughter who married o French attache about a year ago, has nc companied her husband to France, where they now reside. The Colonel lokes it very composedly, ond seems to look upon ii as a matter of cnurse in these limes, ami not ai all offecling u man's reputation. How rnanv men are prepared to follow In example, I am not able in say; bin I have no duiini we eli n 1 1 hear of'n lew Minn. The Maj ir ha brought Ins wife to llie Wlnie Him-e, much lo ihe joy f the fa.-h-inniibies. w ho now hope in see the Presi. dent's mansion more accessible and more frequently open for the reception of com pany. Mrs. Van Buren is aul to be rich. d is. I beh. ye, ilm Msier of the late .Mrs McDuffie. How i-lw will preside, lirn a In h- M-eii. The worthy Mrs. Madison hai agnto relumed in the city, somewhat nn proved in health. 0110 hac, however, re neuily lost a nephew and niece, which will prevent her from going cut this winter I he snow has been falling for s me hours and we are likely to have some sleighing 10 morrow. From tho National Intelligencer of Dec 1, we copy tho following letter it being ono of a seties of letters furnished that valuablo paper by Professor Hall, Bellows Falls, July 29, 1838 I arrived al this romantic resting place at 3 o'clock P. M. I he distance frnin Hartford is, I believe, one hundred and ten miles' The Telegraph stage, which was the instrument of my locnmt.tion, has moved over this spaco in about sixteen hours. I have been conveyed, perhaps (illy limes in the course 01 my lire, in public carriage, over the same route, but never so rapidly, or so cnmlorlably, and yst much of ihe journey was performed in Ihe darkness of tho night. The horses were swift and nurclooted, the drivers sober and accommodating, and the coach exceedingly well adapted to minister for gelfulness to tho drowsy traveller. Old Morpheus and myself were bosom friends during five unbroken hours. Indeed, vou can, I assure you, sleep as quietly and as safely in this vehicle as you can in 1 'English post-chaise, or in tbe coupe of French diligence. Tims much jusiicu de mands nf me in behalf of the Connecticut river Telegraph stage. What a change ! Who remembers the stnge tho clumsy, wagon-like stage which ran on tins mad thirty-five years ago? I remember it. well, being then a resident hi this tegrtn. It came up once a week, and its arrival was hailed, by the good people ol Hit land, as a marvellous vent. The coach, if it may be called such, had wooden strings, and, sometimes, no springs al all. I, had no side door for the admittance nf passengers. In those dnys, such a dunr wnild havo been occonn led a needless luxuv. Ynu entered at the front part. Many a lime have I clambered in. just back of ihepnsienors of the hind horses, at the nn fnall risk of feeling the momentum of the quadrupeds' hoofs; and being well entered, my next business was to crawl back over llie lumber, bags of oats, kegs. jugs, the mail, newspapers, lo be distributed alnngfon the mad. and whatever el.-e Ihe driver t;aw Ii! to Iran-port, to a sent, if I was so" lucky as to find ono. Ucirmg the rolling away of this period. important improvements have been intro duced. They ,'aro visible in the general appearance of ihe country, in the enlarge ment and increased decoration of toe villa ges, in the rneliorition of the rnads, in the cultivation of the soil, and in the modes of ravelling. Bui lad tins beautiful valley been situated in Pennsylvania, or N. York, or even in Ohm, vastly greater improve ments wnuld hnve been acromplii-hed. Itail. roada would havo crossed it at two or ihrec dtff-rent points. The Connecticut river would hnve been rendered navigable by steamboats the whole di-tance, froir. its mouth to Newbury, in Vermont. The wares ofthe merchant would b'i transported at one-half, and, perhaps, at niie-fourih ol 1 he sum which their conveyance now costs. A bustling scene would meet your eye. The hum of bu-iness would be heard in places whero silence now reigns. Instead nl the fiat-bottom boats moving with snail like slowness up the stream, by the force of the boatmao's oars and poles, as they nuw do here, as well as on the Rhone, nnd as they did twenty-five years ago on the Ohio and Ihe Mississippi, the Fulinn ves.-cl would be every wtiere seen, executing the business of transportation in one tenth of ihiMirr.e.nnd with nne-ihirtioih ofthe labor. But Ihe smaller Slates are besel by dis advantages which are unknown, or but ilightly felt, in the larger ones. They nrc wanting in enterprise. Their revenues being limited, the views of the inhabitants become limited. Thinking it impossible lo accomplish any thing great, they attempt lilt In or nr'hinjr. Their minds are nar rowed, nnd limy envy lot of liun-o individuals who belong to the wealthier, and bolile; and more prosperous cnintniini lies. The members of the State Legisla- lures are lurid, and fear lo vole lor the pprupnalion of the People's money, lest their popularity should be hazarded, and their offices, This circumstance alone Ines much 'nwards keeping the minor States in the background in relation In the momentous improvements which are 1 ffec- ted by their nore opulent, and, llierclure, more fortunate sisters. Bellows Falls is a charming spnt. Here he Connecticut, which, in the Indian tongue, is said to signify the long river, pacses over asuccession of granitic rocks, uttering, without a moment's cessation, he same lout! monotonous minstrelsy it did five tliousandyenrs ago. Here, the water becomes so cindeined by its fall, i-ays an early historian the self-slylod Ui-hop Pe ters nnd win will dare (li-credit the erlioo of rit-hop ? tinl an iron crow bar cannot be fried into it ! On the ernt- ern side, and had uv U10 dream, rises rail Mountain, blen' and rugged and lofty. clothed with lidiens, and dwarfi-h ever greens, and may rocks, threatening, every liniment, to Ihll in and criiih to powder the (ins-ier-hy. Cine under tins lowering and xtnri1 elevation, Hands an elegant mansion, owned by Ihe proprietor of the bridge. winch here best ides tho river, at Us nar rowest, noisiest mint. The worthy family occupying this ejtfiice surely have a right to accuse thesui ol very censurable slug gishness, lor he ies in bed, so far ns relates tu them, nil eight or nino o'clock every morning. Ynu cross lie bridgo frnm the Granite Sinto lo that of the virion moot is, or Ver inont You first oass a very narrow strip uf alluvion, turned at n recent epoch, then afcenil, grailully, foriy nr fifty feet, cross the liellnws talis canal, and come upon p'ain, of tnndtrate area : where you oehold the business iart of a neat, thriving little village, in iid 1 up nf a number of good hntt-cs, store, nfiiccs, work shop--, post office, large Intels, and, in the language of ftlnior Lliiwting, "a pretty considerable bustle." Yoi next mount lo another plain, sixty or seveity feet higher a plain of broader exten', over winch tho waters ol ihe Connect cut, beyond question, once flowed, and witch they gradually generated by the dcpositts of earthy materials brought down from higher lands, but at a period some fifteen o- twenty thousands of years nrmr to their formal ion nl tho platform below. On t bis plain are I ho elegant and commodious tesidences of many of the wealthiest inhibiiantB nf the village. Two sumptuous dwellings, however, stand on a still more eleviled terracn, at tho south which have n very beautiful appearance, as seen fmm a distance. But on tins, besides I ho private buildings, are two churches, one Episcopal, hulk in the Gothic style and the other Methodist, both furnished with lowers, and bells, ond a largo school houe. Here Hands the mansion in which I am now writing one which has long been, and over will be, dear to me. Rut in this cherished spot every thing has a tongue, and admonishes mo nf (he brevity and vanity of human life. The charming grove of locusts, mountain aah, and flow ering shrubbery in front of Ihe door the luxuriant vine which climbs the pillars, and forms graceful fcitoons along my win dows tho garden in which 1 have often feasted on the luscious grape, in days gone p.i"t never to return all wear a melan choly hue, ond tell mo, 111 language, which needs no interpretation, (hat this world is not my home. Why this preaching ? you will ak. I have reason for it, my friends. Ynu know the feelings of a heart rent asunder by Ihe removal of one whom it cordially loves and venerates. The house I om in was tho late residence of 0 denrly beloved brother, now in Heaven, who wo'c to me mnre than a brother. Yes, gentle men, from this very chamber, his spirit, winged with faith and love, touk its upward flight. I have just been to see tho place where the dead are congregated. It is near the Episcopal church, in the midst of 0 flour. Mnng grovn of evergreens, of Nal urn's planting. Every thing in it is neat and appropriate, reminding the visitor nf Ins duty and his end. I entered Iho sacred enclosure, and casting my ejes over the sepulchral monuments, which are growing multitudinous, one, differing frnm the rc-t, fixed myotlention. It was 11 quadrangular block ol while marble, snrmounled by a pyramid of the same substance, the whole rcling nn n basenf red sandstone. 1 drew near, and, placing my hand on the snuwv marble, read, but not without dropping a tear : "Sacred lo the memnrv nfilic Jinn. William Hai.L, wlm departed this hfn February 7, 1831, lined 57 e,ir. Few hive na-ped ihrmt 'Ii life inure lionoied nnd IHoind ; f,ir in Iih cli.uamer weie united, in an eminent desir-e, the iilues vthich foiHiiiute llie peifi-ci Kind and obliging 11 his ilipiHitinn, he fiiiind his nun h.ipnineg in 1110 muting thai nf other. Although his whole life wan epenl in doing S'io.1, Iii9 whole. Hint wih in llie naliiennsnei' and ineriloi mm Flint ifice of his fie. leemer. Bv hia earlv and Hidden leinoml. his country has Inn a wise nnd fiiiliful cimn'ellor, the nenevnleni iijiniiiii)n4 of ihe nge a cordial fiiend and patron, and ihe chinch 0I G0J a bright and tuiisisiein example. When I had finished, I could not help exclaiming, Would lo Heaven, sauiied bpirii, now looking down, perhaps from a chamber initial mansion on high noi tnadi with hand.?, on me, weeping over thv moul dermg remains would lo Heaven I could nay thee t he debt of gratitude I owe, for thine ardent love and more than fraternal kindness. It cannot be. But thy deeds ore engraven on the tablet of my living Heart in characters deep and durable. Time cannot obliterate them. Eternity will not w"ar them out. May my last end he like thine ! My dear sister in-law dwells hero, ond I have concluded to remain a few days long- an inmate of her lamtly. You may. possibly, 'near from me once more befure I return. V THRILLING INCIDENT AT SEA. The "15iinkerhill Aurora" has the follow- ing account of the furling of a lop-gallant sail on board the U. S. Ship Vincennes. It might be said, that it is only one of the many dangers that "poor Jack" is surround ed by, when doing duly aloft. Jind before noon, while taking in the lop gallant sail, one of tho crew who was 011 the yard, by the slatting of the sail, hnd ihe biiili'line thrown over his head, and before i'ic could free himself, was jerked off and forward ol ihe vord, where he hung dangling' by the neck at the height of eighty feet. Mo -I niggled lor a inmneui only Iry nig with built hands In reach the rope over his head, and then I hey fell powerless by his side. He was first oh-ered by th" boatswain, who looked up, on seeing a hot fall overboard. I was by his stile, anil never shall I 'forget the face of horror, nor the unearthly and fearful Fhnek thai broke frnm him alter pointing him aloft lor a few seconds, incnpable of tillering a (ound. It wn lilio that snmnltmns heard iriim nursnn suffering under the nightmare. It was in deed 11 most awful sight, to behold a fellow creature Ilm- quivering in llie air, Ins nrms dangling lo nnd fro, and Ins wholo body swaving backwards and forwards with every roll of the ship, ntfieen and twenty reel, and every little while striking with fearful violence against the mast. In a few seconds a dozen men were aloft to his as islanco, but it seemed as miny hnurs. And hero a new danger presented itself; 01111 of I hem, thinking only of freeing llie Mifftrcr's neck, caught htm with one hand. leaning over the topsail yard, as he swung in, and began cutting the rnpo with the nt tier. Providentially, tho attempt was seen and arrested by the lsl Lieutenant. Hud he cut the rope, the jerk must have thrown them of together. He was now inon liberated, but declared to be dead. On being lowered on deck in n hammock sent up for the purpose, tho means used fur the recovery of persons whnse animation is suspended, were successfully ued, ond he is now doing well. Another minute and nil wnuld have been over with him. On examination of Hie manner in winch ho was suspended, his preservation is a little short of miraculous. Thero was only a single turn round his neck. Had it slipped, (and Heaven only can tell what preventud it.) ho would have been da-hotl to pieces, or whirled overboard, whero with tho heavy sea that was running ho must have perished, Had it caught an inch nearer his ear he must have suffocated, cro relieved," And in view of Ins escape, will you believe il, till he thinks ol is stopping his grog lo day, which wo wero compelled to do lest it should in duco fever! Nut half an hour since, I went to see him. ond ho said' it was bloody hard a man must loose Ins grog because he came near breaking Ins neck." Such is tho old man-nf.wnr' An author may wriie 011U as the spirit moves liitn. An editor must write whether tbo spirit moves him or nut, WELLERISMS. Breathing a balmy fragrance sweet,' as the enrrion crow said ofthe skunk. Hear and understand,' as the vomitfi said vun she slapped tho bny's ears. IN e'er will I forsake thee, as the flea said to the wnodchuck Wo meet no more lo part,' as the office holders say when iho people's money pas es into Iheir hands. 'Hope I do't intrude,' as New York said lo the Whigs at the last elecfon. 'Come o'er I he moonlit sea,' as was sun? by Mr. Swartwout. crossing the Atlantic. uemcatcd to Air I'ricc. 'I wish you n pleasant tourney,' ns tho mud turtle i-aid to the frog, who was enter ing iho snake's gullet. T raps you'r not fond of music.' as Ihe tuneful screech-owl said to the raccoon vat wanted to go to sleep, 'Von more embrace betore we pari.' as tliebeor said to the boy down East the oilier day. "Let us be off, wc appear very ridiculous,' as the vermin said to tho loafer who lay tirooK in inn gutter. You make me blush,' as the lobster said ven 1 hey put him in the slew pan. Vol a beauty,' as the monkey said to the Baboon. Touch me nnt,' as Ihe Porcupine said ven the Catamount cocth'd htm- 'You're no go,' as death said to tho Bick nigcer. 'I vish I vas nut of this 6crope,' as the Ben said in tho tar pot. 'He is a near relation,' as lite pop-gun said to the thunder cloud. 'Vot a vicked vorld.'ns the dng said ven the boys lied the bell to his tail," Forget me ml.' as the trap said ven it look off ihe fox's toil. 'Together ve live, together ve die,' as the cats paid vcfti the man tied their tails together. Still so gently o'er me stealing,' ns lha man said of llie bed bugs. '1 vish for a nearer acquaintance,' as the cat said to the mouse ven she bit of! his tail. 'How glorious and sublime.' as the goose said ven tho turkey spread his tail. 'None so pretty,' as the owl said of her young ones. 'Sir. you're no gemmnn,' as tho drunken negro said to t ho vaichman. ' Vnt an hexciteinent a In tie circumstance causes,' as the loafer said ven he smashed his toes. ' Muic hath charms,' as ihe gardener said ven the ass brayed. ' High in the world,' as the thief said in the nillory. 'Viita hindecent insinevation,' as the fbp said ven the geinnun said ho was a fool. Tho following transcript of a Dutch Mngistrato may be found in Wendall'a Reports. There is a degree of quninlneti and originality about it, '.hat renders it worlhy of publication. Samuel Cooper vs. fretrick Browner.- This 25 day of November 1 824. Summons redurned bersoiial served in a place of of fifiy dullows and issue gined. and tho pnriies was rely for triel and witness swearn ond gudgmand for llie plaintiff mi a former gudguiaiid for twenty six dnllnws and twenty s:x cent. Damiges i26,26, curst of suit 72g -6 98. I hereby sarlify that the opnve enpy is a correcki and true copy of my pook. Guvcn unier my hand at seal at Danube Ibis 18, day of January 11125. signed die, If she will, t-lie will; If fhe won't, lm won't, And llteie's llie end on'i. A Woman's Firmness. A caio of a novel character recently occurred in the United Stales Circuit Court ot Providence. The Providence Courier says; A young lady of very interesting appearance, and respectable character, was brought up by Ihe marshal for refusing to be sworn, nnd lo give her testimony before the grand ju ry. Justice Story addressed her in a very elequent and respectful manner; and with all die kindness of a father, urged upon her 1 he duty and llie necessity of persons giv. ing testimony to promote the cause of jus tice, and the public safety. He informed her, that however painful to him, the law left nn discretion for him lo exercise; and thai, if she persisted in her refusal, (he on'y course he could pursue, was, to commit her in jail, and to keep her there till she bliould con-cut to take oath. Truo to her woman's nature, shs replied tnstantcr, and without hesitation, that sho would go to jail rather than be sworn, and was condemned accordingly. Ii seems that a young gentleman whose addresses she was nnt inclined lo favor, had written her two letters, which sho suffered to remain in the post r.flice. Annther young gentle, man took one of the letters from the post olfice nnd delivered it lo the lady, who ro. ceived it with llie seal broken. and the young lady was summoned iy the letter tonicr, as a witness against Ilm letter bearer, and from some caiwe best knutvn to herself, sho refused 10 make oath. Since thu obnvo was in type, wo learn thai the young lady has been liberated, and had returned to her friends. Boston Tram. Singular Death. The Corydon .'In diana) Investigator relates the following : "A Mr. Lewis Peyton, who lived near Leavenworth, was killed on the 14 h mat., by the accidental discharge nf a nfle. Ha was engaged in butchering hogs, and loc k up a rule Willi iho intention ol loudtng it lo shoot one some ono observed that it was nlready loaded, He put his foot on tho cock and blew into ihe muzzle, whon his foot accidentally alippcil and discharged the contents of the gun in his mouth."

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