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NOT THE CIiOU V OF C .1 S A II ', HUT THE W E I F A HE OF It O M E.
BV II. B. STACY.
From the New-York American.
A woman! hand traced llio following line, which
only woman! true nnd fond heart could hive
inipircd. We hope we may receive oilier iuch
TUB WIFE'S PKAYER.
The jounj; wife kneeling to her God.
Secim brighter f.ir in this lone scene.
Than when our halls of mirth the trod,
'Mid Fashion's throng n ttorshipp'd queen I
Gaie on the love that fills her heait
New charm h.ilh lent to rheek nnd brow
Clmeon hut hiifli ! the pine lipi i pail,
('.tutna c. thn .(.'. j.lciJin; nu'.v :
"Hear nie, thou ulio maik'nt each feeling,
Thou who know'sl each passion's sway ;
At thy sacred nll.ir kneeling,
For a being bved I piay !
He is dearer than the inoihcr
Who lialli hcen my life's fondg'liJe
He is 'ne.iicr than li hioiher,
'i hough n brother 's still my pride.
OA ere summer's bloom h.id periehed,
For the lover's weal I plead
Father ! on the husband cherished.
Now thy cliuicesl blessing ulied !
In nil 'peril nnd temptation.'
Guard him tvi h thy huly mi;ht :
'.Mill the thai his uf pi'mer and sliilion,
Keep n uuble rpint Inight.
r.le him, Fniher ! hi" i Uniting
I'uuiilly fur ihe rmI nf fame J
Oh! in.iv mny venr drp-iiiinj
Add fieVli l.iu'iel to In iumi I
Giant him Genius" iii'pirnlion
WImIiiiii'ii elciiiipnii- dnlii! i
He iii pli'iled mini a n num.
Let him in her cuuncils thine.
Be hiigiiiilfi : and fir e.n ill's sorrow
For ihe lihl, lln- rUul, lln- ill irn,
So prep. lie him, that imiIi nmiimv
Oil h femlesa he irt 111.1 d iwn.
Faiher! if ihe loe I hear him
Lend Ii'h p ilh .1 liiijjlitei r.iy
Aid me still u cli'.er Ins way.
.. i l.: .....
. II . . I ..
en rpiing and finest rse.
l..-nm I . Vatiminl I : irnn ml.
At a Convent Kin nl tencners anu ninnr
interested in the subject of I'M
ucntion, held at Uinestinrgii. January lain
nnd 14th. IH30 : t lie following resol ntiutin
. . . I . n. I
were introduced by the Rev. John Whec
ler. D. D. President of the University of
ond unanimously adopted, viz :
That, in the opinion of t li its
i mediant tint a mate uonven-
alien, lo consiucr me euoiuci 01
VIII III I VIIIIVII. , W ...WW H VJ."
:rxnivriL. 1 iiul u iuiiniiiiii.u ui
Tinted, to can earn ivonveiiuon, ai sucu
and place as they may judge most ex
ccure stiliaoic persona 10 write uu unrui;-
The following gentlemen were appointed
In accordance with the foregoing resoiu
lions : viz :
Rev. Joshua Bates, President of Middle-
Rev. John Wheeler., Prcsiteni of the
Universil v (if Vermont.
Mr. E. C. Truer, editor of the Vermont
Hon. Jum Smith, of St. Allans
Hon. Jacob Cui.lameu, of Ruyallon.
Rev. IUiii.kv I'nocTort. of Rutland.
Hon Samuel Prc-tis'. of Montpclier.
Rev CiMRt.K--WAi.KEn of Bratlleborn.
Hon Jii-kpii D Farnswouth, of Char
Hon. Isasc F. RcnriEi.D, of Derby.
By appointment and agreeably lo previ
ous notice, a part of the gentlemen, consti
tutintr the Committee, met ut the house of
tho Chairman, in Middlcbury, February
S4lli ; and, after careful deliberation, ad
iournctl, to afford opportunity for corres
pondence with the absent members of the
Committee, and other gentlemen interested
in the subiect. Actceably to adjournment
the Committee met at Vergennes, April
55; and made the following arrangements
with reference to the proposed General
1. That it be held at Mnntpclicr ; and
organized on Tuesday, the 23d day of An
rust. I83G, at 2 o'clock, P. M.
2. That all persons permanently encaged
in the businefs of teaching all gentlemen
of liberal education all ministers of the
gospel and other professional gentlemen
together with all other gentlemen in the
State, who feel an interest in the subject of
education, be invilcu to attend md Con
vention, as members, und take pari in its
deliberations and discussions,
N. B. Tho meetings will be open and
ceaU provided for ladies, and others who
fnsy WISH to uour uiu uuiiiupM uu" ui.luj
3. That the followinir pnbiccte be propo
sed for discussion In bu severally introdu
ced by a written Aildrcfs, or Lecture, or
T. fl..n.., ...til. rmiiiliitinfid
uisseriDiion, or ivvpuii
I. The rpciprocal influence of moral and
2. A cnmunroliv,' view nflhn prnvi-mn
tnade by law. in this and oilier Slaliv, for
the cncnuraseineiit ol learning: or uu1
history of legislation in U country, nil the
tubjeci of education, with suggestion fur
3. The importance of increasing the
number of liborallv educated men in tin
community, in order to elevate the standard
of common education.
A, The influence of education on the
character nnd stability of civil institutions : 1
mid the direction nnd modification, which
it gives lo political relations.
C. The bearing of the cultivation of lliu
sciences, on the improvement and perfection
ol tho arts.
G. Tho relation ofthe clergy to educa
tion particularly, to that furnished in
7. Importance of Text-Book instruc
tion, compared with that given in the form
0. Influence, on the moral and intellect
ual character of children and youth, exert
ed by appeals lo the principle of emulation.
9. The comparative importnnce of the
mathematics and the languages in n course
of liberal education, with the best methods
of teaching them.
10. Can n Department for Manual la-1
bor be beneficially connected with literary
It. Physical Education.
12. Female Education.
15. The distinctive character and ob
ject of Academies, with an inquiry, in re
gard to tho proper number lor tins State;
and remarks on the subject of their endow
14. School Statistics.
15. The qualifications of teachers, and
tho best mode of scurin;; a competent
number of well qualified teachers of com
mon fcnnols, to meet the exigencies of the
10. The evils existing in our common
school ; nml the appropriate remedies.
17. The public i-choolit of Prussia, com-pari-d
wild other system-.; and an inquiry,
whi'ther I lint system may mil bo mi inudifi.
ivl. n to In minuted to the condition of to
cii-ty in tins country.
III. To what extent and in what man
nor should religious instruction be given in
19. Inquiry concerning the npprnpri&'i!
braiichi'S. in bo (might in common schools,
with no examination of Text Books ; es
pecially for reading.
20. Tho influence of employing visible
illii-trntions, in imparling instruction to
21. Can Music be succesifully and u?c
fully taught in common school.-!.'
22. School (louses ; their construc
tion nml location, wilh reference to ihe
convenience, of teachers, and the health and
improvement of scholars.
23. What method can bo adopted to
indue" children morn generally and punc
tually lo ut Inn) public schools ; and thus
secure lo every child in the communiiv such
an education a" compoils with the charac
ter of our civil institutions.'
21. 'iic bi-ht mode of governing ciiil
uren, at sciinni.
25. Tin; best method of exciting the
interest ol children in their studies : and
securing their attention to appropriate in
struction. 20. Is it expedient to encourage Lyce
27. Is it expedient to procure, annually,
the delivery of a short courso of Lectures,
on the art of teaching, at some convenient
tunc and place, lor the benclil of common
school instructors !
28. Is it proper to encourage itinerant
On several of these subjects, the Coni-
milteo have engaged particular gentlemen
to write. They have made a similar re
quest of others, from whom they have not
yet received an answer ; and they intend
to consult others still; so as tu secure, at
least, one short written discourse, on each
of the most important topics of discussion.
Encouragement, and in most instances
trong assurances, are given, of making
preparation on topics, Nos. 3, G, 7, 9, 10,
!. 13, 14, 15, 19, 20. 21, 22 and 23.
The Committee of arrangements lake
method of suggesting to the gentlemen,
who have engaged to write, and those who
may be disposed lo write, (in fixing tho ti
tles of their Lectures or Dissertations) the
propriety of changing the language, here
used, so as to meet their own views and
manner of treating their respective subjects.
They likcwisu request each gentleman,
who writes, il the nature ot Ins subject
will permit, to close his discourse with a
resolution or sorios of resolutions, for the
discussion and adoption of the Convention,
For the Committee,
JasilUA Bates, Chairman
IiYING TO CURE LYING,
Oh, how I am vexed with Horace !' said
Mrs. uensnn 10 a menu one (lav. 'lie is
become a dreadfully bad boy. He tells so
many falsehoods that there is no getting
along with him. I never heard of any
thing like it. What can be dono with him?'
Horace was present. 'Ha will lie to me
and Mary loo,' she continued, 'as fast as he
can speak. Oh, that somebody could tell
mo what to do with him !"
"I will tell you what to do with him,'
said the friend. 'Send Inm to VVcs'.iuin
stcr. You have heard of Lying Sam, I
dare say?' 'No, never, said Mrs. Benson.
Why, what about hint ? 'Oil, nothing,
except that he is a gicnl liar ; the greatest
in all the country; and such a '.rouble hud
he become to the community somo lime
ago, that llicy shut him up in a large build
102 and kept him confined there constant
ly. (Horace was all attention. ) 'INow it
Horace is such a boy as you represent, I
advic you to send him In Westminster,
nnd have him hut up with Lying Sam.
Vim need not learthiit ho will starve. He
will be so well fed as Sam is. Tho only
t motile will b; that he uiu-t slay there.
Nobody will lei him out; nt lent until he
is mi! ul ins prnpeii.-iuy iu iing.
'lie shall gn ihero at mice,' said Mrs
Benson. 'I will write lo Lying Still, mid
gut him admitted.' 'You mut not write
to .Sam,' fnul her friend, 'but tu Mr. John
son, who has tho oversight of Inm. Mr.
Johnson will probably receive linn.' 'It
shall be dono immediately,' said Mrs. Ben
son. During the wbols conversation, Mrs.
Benson's friend preserved the utmost grav
ity, and appeared to be in earnest; and had
I not been for the affected countenance of
Mrs. Benson, Horace would have been de
ceived. But ha saw at length, pretty
plainly, that the whole was a farce ; and
instead of doing him any good, it only liar
dciicd him. And why should il not have
had eucli an effect ? The whole was a false
hood invented for tho occasion. Il was a
comerted lie to cure a habit of lying, in
advertently acquired. There was no such
person as Lying Sam, either in Westmin
ster, or nny where else: and Horace know
it, before all was over. And tho cll'ect
upon him, as I have said befure, was most
obviously to harden him.
And what adds to the singularity of the
case, this very friend who plained the
farce, and was a principal actor in It, Is
forever finding fault with parents and
teachers about the management of their
children ; saying that wo leach them all
manner of evil conduct, in word and deed,
and-tden charge it on the natures which
God has given them. In short, he is al
ways talking, but seldom doing. He is
always telling what may be done by others.
while his own practice is littlo, if at all,
better than that of thosa whom he most
Nut a few of my rcadors may by this
tinin, begin lo smile, supposing that I too,
have been lying to cure lying, in the rela
tion of such a story. But not so. What
I have related piseil under my own obser
tion, not two months ngo ; and is substan
tially a matter of fact, except that the
names mentioned tro fictitious. I do not
believe m telling a falsehood, under any
circumstances, not even on paper; especial
ly to reform others.
And yet n w perpetually done. Wo be
gin In educate children to falxehood from
their verie-it inl'incy. The parent, who.
having s iinothing in his hand, for which
the child tnkes n fancy, puis Inm off by do
living that there is any thing in his hnnd
whnt does he but In tench fnlicliood .' Ami
what if jho consequence? Snmily nml
naturally tho following. The child, by and
by, has something in hi" hand that tho pi
rent or some other individual wnnts, bin
which he choo-ies to retain. So he shut"
hi,! hnnd closely, and perhaps insists thai
there m nothing in it.
Whal can you do with him ? He has
your example and authority for lying. Will
you punish him .' Would it not be more
correct for you to punish yourself? Are
not y mi Ihe asgres'nr the law-breaker?
Annals of induration.
Going to Church 'What is thn uie
si ul the pupil ot a medical friend of ours
one morning to his master on their way lo
i place of worship, 'what is the use of
oing so often to Church, when you only
hear the same things over again ?' 'What
is the use,' replied his master, 'of breakfast
ing, dining and supping every day, when
you only eat Ihe same things over again?'
I do not sec,' said the youth, 'that the
cases at all rescmblo each other. I must
cat to support my life and nourish my body
which otherwise would languish and die.
'The cases arc mora parallel than you arc
aware,' rejoined the master. "What food
is to the body, tho ordinances or religion
are to the soul. As the natural life in the
one will languish and decay, unless we
maintain it by the bounties of God's provi
dence, so the divine life in the other will
wither and die unless our passions be regu
lated by the influence of grnco.' 'How
docs it happen then,' inquired the young
man ol our menu, 'tlial all have not the
same relish for religions oxcrcise, while all
have the same appetito for their bodily
'There,' answered the master, 'you again
mistake the matter It is very true that if
our bodies are in health, wc desire and rel
ish our daily bread. But when wc are
sick, it is widely different: wo have then
not only no relish for our food but even
loathe it : and not ttnfrcquently desire that
which is unnatural & injurious. So il is wilh
the soul. When that is at peace with Cod,
through the redemption winch is in Christ,
it is in health: and not only desirei, but
relishes those exercises of devotion, and
cannot exist without them. But while
the soul continues in sin, it is in a stale of
disease, and having no appetite for spirit
ual food, it dislikes both the seasons and tho
exercises of devotion, considers tho Lord's
day a weariness, and avoids ihe society of
his people. IN or uoes Hie resemblance stop
even here. For as bodily diseases, unless
removed by the hand ot'skill. will speedily
terminate our present existence, to the
continuance of that spiritual disease, I
menu sin, which wc derive from our firsl
parents, will issue in thalspirittinl and eter
nal death, which consists in tlm everlasting
exclusion ofthe soul from tho presence and
favor of his Creator.'
London Ev. Magazine.
Gilbert West and Lord Litlltlon.Vet'
haps lew events tend moro powerfully to
impress the mind as lo the overwhelming
pnwor ofthe evidence attending iruo Chris
lianity, then tho fact that many who have
sat doiTii to read the sacred volume with
tho view of opposing it, havo been com
pelled by the force of conviction, cordially
to cmbracu truths. Prom many instances
of this kind the following is selected as re
lated by the Rev. T. T. Biddulph. The
efTicl which was wrought on the mind of
the celebrated Gilbert Wetbythal parti
euler cvideucn ot our Ivirus resurrection,
which wus afTirded to his npo-itlcs, was
very remarkable. He nod his friend, Lord
Litllutoii, but It men of acknowledged lal
eolH, hud imbibed the principles of infidel
it v from, ii Mirperliciai view ofthe scrip
lures. Folly pursiiaJed that the Bible
was an imposture, they were determined
In expose thu cheat. Mr. West chose Ihe
resurrection of Christ, and Lord Littleton
tho conversion of Paul fur tho subject ol
hostile criticism. Both sat down to their
I rcspectivo tasks full of prejudice, and a
MAY 13, 183G.
contempt for Christianity. Tho result of
tneir separate attempts was truly extraor
dinary. They were both converted by
their oflorta to overthrow tho truth ol
Christianity. Thev entne ton-cllinr. not nn
they expected, to exult over an imposture,
oxposcd to ridicule, but lo lament over
their own folly, and to felicitate each other
on their joint conviction that tho Biblo wa3
tho word of God. Their able inquiries
have furnished two ofthe most valuable
treatises in favor of revelation, one enti
tjed, "Observations on the conversion of
St. Paul," and the other, Obtervations on
the resurrection of Christ." Chr. Int.
A tear. A tear is what? 'Tis the
nwrllowing-of tho cup of sensibility, the
index t" soul fraught with feeling, the
nii.iicnl of a heart drooping in solitude ;
wiin ihe base, 'tia the arms or warfare a-
gainst the innocence of loveliness, simpli
city and benuiy--with woman 'tis the
shield of defence njoinst the wily and insid
ious, her weapon of offence lo the cold, the
obdurate and tho unfeeling ; with the pa
rent, 'iii ihe blef8inc of ace on tho ofTinrinn
of youthful vigor and affection ; wild the
child, 'tis the supporting staff of filial piety;
wiin menus, lis me taken ot communion of
souls ; to the afflicted 'tis the angel of con
solation, the balm of G.lcad to tho wounded
spirit, the dew of sympathy to the wither,
ing flowers of sorrow.
A Sensible Question. "Mamma," said n
child, "my Sunday School teacher tells me
that this world is only a place in which
God lets us live a little while, that wo mny
prepare for a better world. But, mother,
I did not siiu dtiy body preparing. I see
you prepariig to go into the country and
aunt IjIizi iii preparing lo come here. But
I do not ete any one preparing to go to
heaven. If every body wnnH lo go there,
tt.'iy don't thej try lo get ready ?"
A BONE ! CONTENTION. Wllllt is a
bono of contcn'iiin ? Why, we think-it is
a creature who pretends to belong to the
human species, of thu masculine gender,
who though he may bo in the form of n
man, yet has not the biuil of one within
him ; who is blink-eyed and who is coin in
ually running from one Inline in nuollier
-landering Iih neighbor; who flalicr you
before your face and curses you nl your
back who settlers his poisonous effluvia in
yuur path who endeavors to filch from
you your good name that he may bring
yon down to his own level. Such an one,
especially when ho has entered the " sixth
ago," which liaB "shifted him into the lean
and slippered pantaloon." it abone of can
lenlion; nnd those smo'f portions of his
system .('Inch have not become ossified arc
"His heart is grill lila tonjue is fire,
II is soul loo base for generous ire."
Apostrophe to friendship. Passion
sublime! attribute of great minds ! whose
flame, pure as the fire of heaven's altar, is
kindled by spmpathy and brightened by in
timacy ; redeeming spirit, which the Sove
reign Being has accorded to man to do an
angel's errand ! O, divine Friendship !
thv smile is life thy name an epitome of
all the joys of time. Thou, whoso bonds
arc stronger than the tics of blood ; thou,
who, in the Sicilian friends, did-t triumph
o'er the fears of death ; thou angel of the
world ! hear the prayer of thy faithful vo
tary on life's eventful sea, should the gales
of prosperity fan me and fill my sails, O,
grant thy favoring presence. Give me
some heart thai shall meet mine recipro
cally soft : lios to partake and sweeten the
cup of blessing, or it will provo but an in
toxicating draugni oi oesnai pleasure.
Dash it from thy lips, and grant, instead,
the anchorite's simple well, and the solitude
of nature, as well as loveliness of heart.
Or, if tho past is but the shadow of the
future, and the storm is to lower moro
darkly as I approach that bourne from
whence no traveller returns from which
there tots no current, and there blows no
breeze toward tho shores of lime, still grant
thy presence. (Sustained by I lice, 1 can
meet, unbundling tho scowl of a misjodg
ing world nor heed tho pollings of its pit'
iless storms. Sweetened by nice, I can
drain tho cup of suffering to the dregs, nor
find bitterness, but in Ihe thought that
audit I love should partake it with me.
Then, all hail ! thou ornament of the happy
friend ofthe afflicted. Blessed is the heart
that owns thy influence, though it beat
beneath the garb of a mcdicant. Unhappy
he who knows thee not though thousands
call him lord. Parthenon.
Cheap Cosmetic. What's a cosmetic?
Why a cosmetic you must know, is a sort of
a preparation to put upon the lace, iu order
to make a smooth and healthy Mate ofthe
skin. In reality, clean soap puds arc an
excellent cosmetic, a genuine beautifier of
the countenance, provided you have any
beauty to begin with. But this is too com
mon, and of course you will find some who
seek preparations of a different character,
from Eau do Cologne, up, up. up lo the
grand Imperial double and heislcd perfume
of Allan Fad Laddecn Mahomrned's distil
led essence ofthe rainbows. Now as such
ihinira nre bevond the reach of us. farmers,
and our daughters, and as somo of us may
occasional! stand in noed ofsome'.hmg of.
tho kind to smooth our counteiianr-eK, we
tako the liberty of giving you the following
recipe of a cosmelic made from Indian
meal. Wo know from long cxperienc,
this article is good fur the inside of tho fnco,
and wu dare say it will answer a good ser
vice outside, at any ratuyou can try it.
Put upon tho firo a pint of sufl water ;
when it bulls, stir in as much fine corn
i will make it the consistency of
lustu wnen cooling, add a spoonful of
honey and i uuio n'e wmi, inuugn ui,-i.-Inst
articles aro not absolutely necessary.
Uso thu pas'" cvu'v timo you wash your
solves, say twice a day at least. It will
render tho eWin moro healthy and beautiful
than the mot costly wash you can buy in
any city in Christendom.--A". E. Fmr.
Distress and D
Police OfTlCC Was about closing nn Mnnrlnu
evening, n number of citizens escorted in
a woman named Ellen Hollister, whoso
mannors and airs indicated her hnvinir onnn
seen better days, who hore in her arms on
tniant a lew months old, nnd on either side
was attended by a 6on and daughter, the
former six and a half and tho laiter five
yoars ofage. The attention ofthe citizens
had been attracted to her nnd h?r children
at the wharf, foot of Barclay street, by the
exclamations of the boy, who vehemently
screamed "Molher ! mother! don't throw
little Bubby overboard!" and those who
heard it, on looking tn tho spot whence the
cry proceeded, observed the boy clinging
with all his might to the arms of his moth
er, who by Ins exertion prevented her
from throwing her infant into the river !
She and her children were forthwith taken
in charge by the citizens and brought to
ihe Police Office, where ohe stated that
slic wos a stranger here, without home.
means or friends, except her hltlu ones,
that she and they had no place to lay their
heads, and had had no food during the
day, 6avo a dozen crackers between litem.
which Bho had begged at a bakery; and
that it was her intention, prompted by utter
despair, at the time she was prevented by
her little boy, to have thrown her child in
to the water and thin relieved it from fur
ther want, and herself from ihe agony of
seeing it starve. She and her children
were immediately handed over in the cum-mis-iMonors
of l he nlms house who extended
to them the charities of Hint institution, nnd
relieved them from their distressing desti
Disthessino. Wo have been furnished
with tho particulars of the following inci
dent said to have been derived from the
Inlhor of tho lad who to very singularly
lust his life :
'It appears there was an Indian camp in
the vicinity of Black Lake, where n num
ber nt Indians were encamped. Among liie
number was a lad about 12 yenrs ut nge.
who made a practice of hnniing nlmiu. and
being f.o Finn ll lii-i lather was in the hubii
of fiillowinglhc report ofthe gun ami bring
ing in whatever game he might have
caught. Some time lat week he left the
lodge having left word fur his father to
come to him should he hear the gun. At
ter being absent a short time the gun was
heard, when his father started in pursuit.
He soon came up to the lad, and found him
lying in the paws of a Panther, the Pan
ther wagging his tail, appearing much plea
sed with his prize. The boy told his faiher
that ho had Eliot at the panther and wound
cd him, and that he had sprung and caught
turn; and there was no chance ot his lito
he advised his lather to lire and make as
good a shot as possible. After hesitating
what to do he lired wilh deadly aim at the
panther, but befure he died he succeeded in
tearing the boy to pieces." Ogdcnsburgh
Avarice. In December, 1730, died in
Paris, literally of want, M. Ostcrvald,
well known banker. This man, originally
of Neufchatel, felt the violence at tho cl is
ease nt avarice so strongly, that within a
few days of his death, no importunities could
induce Inm to buy a lew pounds ol meat, lor
the purpose of making n little soup for him.
l is true,' said he, "1 stiuuid not dislike
the eoup, bul I have no appetite for the
meat : and what is to become at that:
At the time he refused this nourishment, for
fear of being obliged lo give away two or
three pounds of meat, there was lied round
his neck a silken bag containing eight nun
drcd assirrnats of a thousand livres each.
Al his outset in life lie drank a pint of beer
which served him for supper every night at
a public house much frequented, from which
ho carried home all tho bottle corks he
could secure. Of these, in the course of
eight years he had collected as many as
sold fo'r twelve louisd'ors, a cum that laid
the foundation of his future fortune, the su
perstructurc of which was rapidly raised by
Iii 3 uncommon success in stock jobbing. He
died possessed of three millions of livres,
The Universal Yankee Jfalion, A letter
from Texas, says:
"Powder and lead are in great demand, as
you may naturally suppose, and they are
very scarce. I assisted lo tako a grape shot
out of the breast of onn of Capt. Allen's
company, which had glanced from the wa
and entered his bosom, carrying his shirt
in to the bone; the poor fellow carried In
musket and walked eighteen miles wilh this
ball (being three ounces) in his breast.
was taken out, and he was recommended to
drill a hole through it and carry il for a
watch seal. 'No,' he replied with energy,
'may I be shot six times over if I do; that
would be making a bauble for an idle boast;
no, I'll lend the lead nut at compound inter
est.' He did so; for he melted n down and
run it into three musket balls with which he
killed three Mexicans in threo successive
nhnls. I need hardly add. that ho was a
Yankee from the Bay State."
Apprenticed Seamen. The correspond
ent ofthe New York Journal of Commerce,
at Washington, says i
The bill reported the other day, from the
Committee on Commerce, by Mr Sulher
land, to encourage t ho employment ol b.iys
in the vessels of tin; U. Slntes, will, if car
ried into effect, exert a highly important
and benefioial influence upon the intorests
of this country, as a maritime power.
The first section of Ihe bill provide that
every registered vessel of two hundred and
not exceeding two hundred and fil'iy tons,
when bound on u voyage to nny fore.gn
porl, shall liavn on board, as n part of the
nrew, not loss than one boy ; brlween two
hundred and filly and five hundred tons,
two boys ; and alt vessels over five hun
dred tons, three boys.
i The second tection provides that the
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owners or masters of vetscls may take b lys
as apprentices, or may hire them from their
parents or guardians, at such waes is may
bo agreed on. "
The third section provides that no rogi.
lored vessel ofthe description herein men
tioned shall bo permitted to clear, without
exhibiting satisfactory proofor having com
plied with this Act.
The fourth section provides that Ihe
masters or owners of vessels, not coinplyinp;
with tho term-i of this Act, shall bo fined iu
the sum of 300.
It strikes me that there ought also to bo
a provision as it instruction in reading,
writing, and navigation,--at least as far a
Keeping a log.-. for tho benefit of thosj
boys bound ns apprentices. When Mm
vessel ia in port, could not the boys be sent
to school? Might not Ihe Bclhcl institu
tions comhinu a system of primary educa
tion with I ho moral and religious which they
IIUVV UI1UI u
Captain Cnutlev, a Geoloiist. Iim rn.
cently discovered the remains nf mammalia,
and other animals in a rhain of lull nt thn
southern foot cf the Himalayas, and x
lenuing irom mo jsullej m the Ganges.
The hills are composed of inclined beds of
marl, sandstones, and con-Tlomcrnte. rn.
siding of pebbles of granite, gneiss, mien,
slate, and other rocks, apparently derived
Irom the Himalayas chain. In the dutrict
between tin.- Junnna and the Gjngeii.Capt.
Cautley found in the sandstone, trunks of
dicotylednneiis trce.s in grenl abundance,
a-soeiated with portions of reptiles, and in
the marl, remains uf the huree. deer, hear,
osstor, a species of niithrncothe riiim. Mm
giviel, crocodile, tortoise, h-hes, nnd fresh
water shells, while from the Hands tune ,,f
he hills west of the Jiimina. he cibinmed
remains of the mastodon, elephant, rhino
ceros, hypopntnmus. hog, hnr.-e, ox, deer,
enrnivorii, crocodile, sraviels, lortoi.es, and
Hailed. Mill. IJ ti. ,'ltlo.
'Pt and Qi. The origin uf ihe phrapo,
Muni your I's and QV is no: rrenomll'
known. In alu-honscs, where chalk fcurt
were I'iruiei'y marked upon the wall, or
h'sliinil the door of the lap room, it was
co-tiimary to put those inialial letters al the
lieml of every man's account lo show tho
iiniiiher ofpiuts nml quarts for winch ha
wns in arrears; and we mav presume, nmnv
a friendly rustic to have tupped his neighbor
on the shoulder when ho was indulging loo
freely in his potations, and to have exclaim
ed as he pointed to the score, 'Giles, Giles,
rainu your rs anu is "
Descriptive. A Boston paper describing
a complainant in court who had been bung
ed in the eyes, rcmaaks " His macerated
visage spoke for himself. There was not
a wliito spot as big as a fourpencc on it, ho
looked as if he had fallen head foremost ia
boiled huckleberrv nuddincr and had tier.
mitted its contents to dry on."
.1 handsome fee. It is said that the sum
of twenty-five thousand dollars has been
charged by Edward Livingston, for the
management ofthe great caso between tha
U. atatcs and the city of N. Orlenn?, by
which the latter gained one million of do!
JVew Spring Cider. A lot often barrel.
of very fine cider was made, on the Ul inst..
jyatr. k. t . btnekland ofthis town, from
pomace which had fri zeo in the press, and
remained thero through the winter. A
farmer in Dccrfield made cider, a week or
two sinco, from a quantity of apples which
were left in tho orchard and covered up with
snow through the winter, and came out
bright, fresh, and unfrozen in the sarin".
Speculation. A gentleman at Wheel
ing, Ohio, purchased, two yoars ago, a low
acres of land on lake Erie, for twelve hun
dred dollars, for which he was the other day
offered sixty thousand.
Novel Ejection Phocess. A short
time ago, n eoltnger between Thorno and
Doncastnr, was viritcd by two bailiffs, who
proceeded to mark his effects ; the old man
recollecting that he had some property out
side, went out, and immediately brought
in a hive of bees, which he threw into tha
house and bid them mark that .' In a short
time lie had the gratification to sec his un
welcome guesta lake a ha6ty departure,
sans ceremonie, through the window, cov
ered with bees, in which state they mada
the best of their ways to their respectiva
homes. London paper.
Mind yotrnnuTS. A Kentucky member
of Congress wished to write lo hi's wife on
arriving at Washington city, that he had
"formed a connexion with a very agreeable
Jless, and expected to spend the winter
very pleasantly." Unfortunalely, ond great
ly lo the surprise and mortification of tho
good lady lo whom he was writing, he in
advertently doited the e in the word Jhis,
RAitnnAD Speed ami Steam Poivnn,
In Ihe February number of lha London
Mechanics' Magazine it is Mated, that .Mr.
Ranney, "the very intelligent engineer f
thu New Orleans and Nai-hville Railroad
Company," has actually contracted with
Mr. Slevenon for Incoriioiivo engine
which will drag a loud of 200 ions nt lha
rate of CO miles per hour ! The road is in
be built wilh a view lo hear tins unprece
dented combination of velocity und wvighl.
A Coi.onEi) L (wrr.it. M. Papy, a sen.
tlemau nf color, ha-been recently nduniieil
tu Ihe bar of the Royal Court of Martin
ique, lo prnclico an nu advocate. Tho
novelty ofthe llung teems to have awaken
ed considerable cuiiosiiy in tho island; and
I he con it was thronged with rpeoators,
iiiiviiins to witness lha ceremony uf his
taking Ihe accustomed oath. Ho was re
ceived wit h great kindness by his hrolhtr
lawyer; and on the lulluiviug day, he ap
peared as i he cnnun'l for several individu
al, nml obtained much applause for li t
skill and chiqiieiiro in managing his cauecf,
--A". I". Jour. Con.