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NOT THE OLOllY OF C M S A It HUT THE WELTAKK OF It O M E.
BY JFI. B.STACY.
FRIDAY, .TUNE 3, 1836.
VOIU IXWo. 614.
MUSINGS IN THE TEMPLE OP NATUItE.
Man can tiuilil nothing worthy of his Maker :
From royal Solomon's Blupendous fane,
Don n to llic humble chapel uf the Quaker,
All, till urc vuin !
The wondrous world wlilcli Ho liimsclf cieatcJ,
Is the first temple ofci cation's Lord !
There may his worship best be celebrated,
And praises poured.
Its nltnr earth ; its roof, the sky untainted ;
Snn, moon nnd stars, the lamps that gave it light,
And clouds, by the celestial urttsta painted.
Its pictures bright.
Its choir, all vocal things, whose clad devotion,
In one united hymn is heavenward sped,
The thunder pcal,lho winds.thc deep-mouthed ocean
Its organ dicad.
The face of nature, its God-written Diblc,
Which ull mankind may study mid explore,
'While none cau wrest, interpolate, or libel
Its loving tore,
Hence learn wc that our Maker, whoso ndcclion
'Knows no distinction sutTcrs no recall,
Sheds his impartial favor nnd protection
Alike on ull.
Thus by divine example do we Rather,
That every race should love alike all oihcis,
Chiistian, Jew, l'jgan children of one Father,
All, nil are brothers.
Conscience, heaven's silent oracle, the assessor
Of right nnd wrong In every human Incasl,
Sternly condemns tho impenitent transgressor
To live unblcst.
The pious mid the viittious, iho' assaullcd
Ily fortune's fiown, or man's unjust dcciccs,
Still in their bosoms find a pure, exalicd,
I fence do we learn that hardened vice is hateful,
Since Heaven pursues it with avenging rod.
While goodness, self rewarded, must be grateful
To man and Clod.
1) thou most visible and unseen Teacher,
Whoso finger wiitesits lessons on oursphcto!
O thou most audible, and unheard preacher !
Whue'C serin tus clear
Aie seen nnd icad iu all that thou nci forme it.
IV i It thou look down mid bless, if when I kneel,
Ap.ul from man-built lanes, I lecl tho waimcsl,
And put est zeal !
If in the temple thine o,vu Inn I h ith fashioned,
'Neath the hi ight skv, by Innely sticam or wood,
I pour to thee, with tlnilling heart impassioned,
My gratitude :
If in ihy prevent miracles ttrre.ilri.il
Miuucirs behold, whciuver I hive kneeled.
New proofs of the funnily celestial
To man revealed .
tf fearing Tlicr, I love iliy liol Gic-itlon,
Kci'iiing my bosom undefilcJ by auilt,
Will thou icccivc and blens mine adoration I
Thou wilt ! Tlioit wilt !
THE MARTIAL I'AlltY.
A TEA-TABMJ T.W.K.
"What ! nro you but a mortal 1 I cliould never
Have guessed it I took you at the very least
Vor u benevolent uenii."
TAe Fislif man's Daughter.
During tho war waged by the German
coolilioti in 1792-3 against France, at that
liino under tho tyranny of I he national
convention, tho generals of the invading
armies were represented by the Jacobins
as ferocious and vindictive monsters, whose
mia-inn was destruction, and who plunder
ed and oilla?cd without mercy. Hostilities
ure never so merciless alter a long peace,
ns thev become when the soldier is inured
in iho horrors of war through a long scries
,f mieenssive cnmnai'rns. Tito object of
tlm ririneoa of the coalition was to re-estab
lish the royal authority at Pan ; and as
you wander utnnng tho vino clud hills, and
nirnl hamlets of Champagne you will find
that tho great majority of the Carman offi
cers havo contrived to endear their mem
firlna m tlm simnlc affections of tho inhabi
taiils, whercvor they were quartered. (It
was not thus, at the epoch ol tho angry
and revenffoful invasion which terminated
in the overthrow of Napoleon, in 1814
mon'H minds were then nnbiltcrcd by near
ly a quarter of a contury of war, and tho
invaders had personal and national wrongs
to redress.) But wo must not wander from
the Germans, who, in 1792 encampod in
f!hnmniirfna to crush tho cradle of the yet
tottering republic ; and the readers or tho
Mirror shall bo trootcd to one of tho legends
of that ncriod.
Dnn cold morning in autumn, a German
officer of rank ontercd a pretty house in
uillnaa rrarrisoned by tho allied forces.
Tho hostess, a kind and simple hearted
wnmnn. of the middlo class, courteously
i.niln him welcome, as his noblo features
.! Mnnd manners wero a guaranty that
wherever he was, nono of those discomforts
inseparable from military occupation .vould
be permitted to occur. "I am very sorry,
m.inmn" said he. "to cause ou any tncon
.nii,fi.ft. nnd I assure vou that my presence
tihall be rendered as ogroeablo to you as
possible." Tho lady of the house, delighted
by his gracious introduction, expressed, aa
forcibly as she could, the lively satisfaction
it cava her to rcccivo so gentlemanly a
r. n,!r Imr roof, and issued orders to
her (servant to arrange tho foreign general's
apartment in tho most coimoriaom manner.
Those preliminaries uemjj i"s.i
.i: ..b.,t for hrnnkfasl.
nn. nnnml nl wavs took tea at breakfast
and his valet carried tho tea caddy to tho
mistress or Iho house, and begged her to
prepare it for him, which sho promiscd.
Sho eeemcd to bo engaged an unusually
long time in getting tins most s.mplo repast,
n8 the stranger several times wqJ
know if liia meal was ready. 1 o thoio do
timndfl the good lady always replied ' ll
wi'l bo all ready in three minutes my lord.
At last, tho general, to his great surprise,
r.aw them bring into his apartment a table
regularly laid out with cloth, napkins, lurks
IZ spoons, plates and bottles. He thought
l first, that that waa llic way they dmnk
tea in Champagne, but his astonishment
increased when Tic ea w the landlady make
her appearance with a disiiof boiled herbs
nicely garnished with small broiled sausa
gcs. She had thus cooked all tho ten she could
find jn the caddy. Tho good woman who
was ignorant of the use of tea, had served
it as sho would a dish of spinach ; sho had
boiled it well, put it in n cullender to drain
off tho water, which she threw away ; and
then in order to display her taste to her
guest and to improve upon his usual meal,
sho had fianked his dish of herbs with the
savory and delicately broiled sausages.
The stranger was a good hearted soul,
and instead of Hying out in a rags at such
n novel mode of making tea, ho laughed till
hid sides ached; and having explained to
his hostess the proper preparation, ha invi
ted himself to breakfast with her and her
family on their country fare. She was a
widow and her family consisted of an inter
est! ng and genteel girl of sixteen, a son
about twenty four, who seemed in very low
spirits, and her own sister rather advanced
The stranger's demeanor towards tho
young lady although she was only a rustic,
was distinguished by that polite and frank
gallantry which is peculiar to all well edu
catcd Germans. Uut he quickly perceived
that tho young man whose name was Mar
eel, was depressed and quite silent. His
eyes wero remarkably fine, nnd this only
made the deep melancholy of his looks tho
more particular. At his mother's first
glance, he hastened to pay to their guest,
with momentary cheerfulness and cordiality,
all those attentions which of necessity arc
to many and various in a cinzcn'd family
when entertaining a stranger of high do
grec. Ho put a buttle of Ai upon the table,
winch tho stranger seemed to uniik with
When tho repast was over the general,
with a benevolence of accent which denotes
that a person has sounded the depths of
your heart, but is fearful to tear open its
wound.-;, said to Marcel "Do you believe in
fairies, my young friend ?'
'I did once, my lord,' replied tho youth,
'Uut arc vou an infi lei on that subject
The youth looked nt iho stranger with a
singularly anxious expression. After a mo
incurs silence, he added and sighed, 'yon
know verv well that there are no fairies
Uut supple there wer
said tho gon
Ah! if indued there wore
Marcel's) lino eyes sparkled.
Yuiiii ' miii, observed the general, Ml a
fairv were here, I am otirtt you would havo
some highly cherished favor to beg nl'hor!'
It is very true my lord, said Marcel,
Yes I am lire of lint,' rci lined his mi-
thor, 'he thinks of nothing but a sweet
heart ol ins mat once was.
A sweat-heart, inilher.
say rather ti
with my life.
passion tint cm oily cease
Uut why speak nl it now.'
b i saying, M ire I made a movement as
if to leave the table.
D.iu't give way to despair my fine fellow,'
observed the stranger, preventing him fruin
rising, Yuu perceive that although my
breakfast was lost, f luve succeeded in
obtaining one. Whore is your lady-love
at present ?'
'At mussels, said the mother, peevishly.
'At Urusscls !' exclaimed the irencral ;
and he drank a gla-s of the glorious liquid
ufthu country. At. Urusscls !' repealed
ho. 'Now suppose I wore n lairy
and thai I were tu set oil' In Brussels im
The in it ho r, her sister, and daughter.
began to laugh, nii.l oven the servant was
obliged to bile her lips to restrain hor mer
riment. 1 lie young man alone preserved
his gravity. He sal. with open mouth and
staring eyes and his breau heaved with
'Aro you going to Brussels, my lord ?'
'I am,' replied the stranger ; 'mid I think
(could assist you in your wishes, if you
would make me your confident; unless, you
arc in love with another nun's wife, or that
your beloved is a king's daughter.'
'Uli ! cried the youth, 'she is belter than
'The douse !' said Iho stranger, starting
up, 'you will put my power to a hard test.'
'I bug your pardon for indulging in such
illtimed raptures. My ndored is only a
merchant's daughter, who lives on tho
grand square. lint bhe is is so beautiful,
so ravishing, so exquisite, so divine, thai
mv heart runs riot when I think of her.
Why is she not as poor as ( nm ? I then
might have somo hopes of her hand.'
'Does sho love you ?'
'Sho docs, ray lord. Uut her father in
tends to give her sixty thousand francs for
her portion. I was his book kocpor ; but,
when he perceived my Toolings toward his
daughter, he dismissed mo, for I have noth
ing of my own. 1 fell sick, and was taken
to St. John's hospital ; and it is now two
months since my mother took mo from
hence, and brought mo home, much against
'And have you heard nothing of your
'Thero is the nisery of my fate. Her
father csmpels her to marry another.'
'Then her feelings towards you aro
'Can sho disifboy her rather r Poor
Louise ! Sho is to marry a wealthy ban
ker.' Vcrv well.' said the slrancor--'l was
not joking. Pack up your irunk; I will
tako you with mo to Brussels."
The vountr man bounded up in an ecsta
sy of dolight. There appeared to him to
bo something superhuman in tho tono and
manner of their guest, who, all the while,
cmptiod his glass in the quietest manner in
tlm world. The trood woman, who know
mi what to make of tho affair, thought it
iinm to let thituri take their course, and in
two hours Marcel and his patron wero on I
tho high road to Brussels.
Tho Ibrniffn ironoral alighted at tho Ho-
lei de lu Paix, in tho street La Wotclte. :
Marcel instantly hurried to tho church of
St. Nicholas, on tho door uf which he saw
the banns of his adored Louiso published.
Tho mnrringo was to bo solemnized in eight
days. 'She must havo forgotten me, then!'
sighed ho : for while ho persuaded himself
that sho daro not opposo hor father's will,
ho could nut rosist the impulse of joaluttsy
Ho returned to the hotel. The stranger
had already cngagod for him, in tho street
La ViolMc, n handsomely furnished apart
ment, into which ho inducted him, saying,
"This is the first stroko of my fairy wand.'
'Now, my young friend," resumed tho
good general with a sigh, "bo of good
courage; I have ascertained that your mis
trcs9 is ill. For the last month, sho has
been confined to hor bed. It is porfectly
true that sho is tenderly attached to you,
and that she is about to bo sacrificed by her
family. I am going to see her, for 1 am a
bit of a-physician ; and I fancy I know to
Marcel was so surprised tint ho had only
strength to ultcr "Oh! do euro her my
good lord !"
He gave himself up to a thousand inco.
hercnt reveries, to the wildest apprehen
sions and to the mo3t delicious anticipations
while tho stranger, guided by the hotel
keeper, was introduced to Louise's father
as a celebrated Gorman physician. Tho
merchant, who thought that his daughter's
cao was not properly treated by the city
medical men. welcomed the strango doctor
with eagerness, and instantly conducted
him to his daughter's bed-side. There
was such a smilo of good-humour on his
features, that tho young girl, as if she had
been affected by somo inward sympathy,
held nut her hand to him involuntarily, be
fore he had even requested to feel her pulso
Ho leaned toward her, and spoke a low
words to her in a low ton?, which bad
the effect of suffusing her face with tho
deepest blushes. He soon withdrew, en
joining certain prescriptions to bo observed
until his next visit.
After his departure; Louiso got belter
and better. Sho took tho simplo and
harmless lemonade which tho doctor had
.recommended,- rose from her bed, for tho
first time for somo weeks, and her father
was transported with joy.
Tho pretended physician paid another
visit. He took her father aside. "Your
child,' said lie, "is seriously ill what I
have given her is nothing but a soothing
draught. If her wishes are thwartod, and
you persist in th:sc intended nuptials, it
will be hor death."
'But the connexion is a most advaiua
genus oiio,' urged tho merchant.
'Very likely but I us she not another
'Yes; but he h a poor youth, without
lortuue or interest.
'what sum do you look lor witii your
son in lav
'Sixty thousand franks at least, as 1 givo
my daughter that sum.'
'All s right thon ; your acquaintance
.Marcel lias just received that amount.
'H he worth that sum? Are you sure
that he has got sixty thousand franks ? In
that event, the case is materially altered
he is a worthy and excellent young man.
inspired by feelings of probity, and posses
scd ol useful business talent; but you arc
suro ho has got that sum ."
'Here it is, and it is his property' said tho
stranger, handing the merchant a pocket
bouk containg bank bills to that amount.
Marcel was sent for ; then a notary ; then
came the signing of tho contract j and
Lnuiso was all at once restored to health
although she looked interestingly palo and
iunguiti tor some time.
The wedding was celebrated with joy
with magnificence, and with tho truest and
moat expansive feelinrrs of love and grati
tudc. Marcel Hung himself at his patron's
feet his speechless emotion prevented the
utterance of his thanks. IIo requested to
know tho name of his generous friend. The
noble slrnrgcr answered, 'It ia quite sufii
cicnt for ynu to recognize in tnj a fairy as
1 tola you I waa, You owe mo nothing;
for I have enjoyed the inappreciable satis
faction of making two hearts happy. Al
ways remember thai great oventa spring
from very triflintr causes ; and Unit, most
assuredly, you never would havo wedded
tho wife that is now so dear to you, if your
mother had known how to make tea.'
So sayiur, ho loro liimsclf away from
his friend Marcel's outpouring ofirratitudo
and enthusiastic assurance of rcspactful
attachment. The young man could not
for a lonrr time learn his name. Ha en
gaged in commerce, and soma years after
ward, he encountered his benefactor at Go
ths, and discovered that he waa tho dukn
of Saxo Cobtirg, Iho father ol the present
King o: ttio Uclgians
"Pull many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark iinfnihoincd caves of ocean bear,
Pull many flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste lis sweclusss on tho desert air,"
It is so in nature. In my boyhood, I ob
served in a rcmota and obscure part of my
lather s larm, a (lower which 1 called a lilly
it was not tho common meadow lilly, usual
ly cultivated in gardens; it was not as tall
as that ; but in my estimation it was much
moro beautiful. When I read in tho scrip
turos of tho roses of Sharon, and tho 111 I v
of the vallcv, it reminded me of my favorito
flower and I was disposed to denominate it
Iho lilly of tha valley. Sinco that time I
have seen many flowers in botanic gardens
and in tne houses ol ricti nnil splendid cit
ies, which wero cultivated with great care.
and wero much oxiollcd on account of their
beauty and fragrance, but among all the
number, I have never seen my unprolcnd
ing lilly ol tho valloy. There, 1 suppose
it it live nt all, where my cyo was lust du
lighted with its beauty, and where the foot
of the botanist had never trodden, there it
makes its annual appcaranco and wastes
its sweetness on tho desert air.
It is so in society. Tho bold, tho offi-
cious and pretending, and even tho vain,
aro put forward, and their fame is proclaim
ed aloud whilo tho hutnblo and the truly
deserving are overlooked by the rich, and
lr ...III. nil ,1..:. ii ' ... . .
' "mi uii uiuir uxuciicncies lo Bpenu
their days in obscurity, and to occupy the
more lowly condition of sociotv. Nm un.
frequently is the fomalo who possesses the
uiuai uiiiinuiu qualities oi me minu and tioart
noglectcd, whilo she of mora henulv in f.icn
and form is chosen. Zantippo is united in
bands of wedlock to' ono of tho creates!
philosophers and host of men ; but Hannah
Moore spends rt Ion'' and useful life, in sin
it is so in religion. A noisy, clamorous,
bigoted, persecuting professor of roligion,
is often moro applauded among men, than
ho who far better imitates in temner nnd
conduct, the meek and lowly Jesus; tho
public preacher who is frivolous, foppish,
pedantic and conceited, frequently obtains
more publici'y and celebrity in the world,
than the really learned, devout, ostentatious
and humble preachers of the gospel of peace
Tho following reasons wore assigned by
reclaimed infidel, for renouncing Deism
and embracing' Christianity.
I. That 1 never 6aw, heard or read ol
any man, woman or child, that was relorm
od either in wholo or in part, by embracing
tho principles of Deism.
2. That 1 havo known hundreds, heard
f thousands that have been reformed by
J. 1 rial l have Known industrious and
sober men who by imbibing tho principles
of Deism, almost instantly become desper
ately wicked, and in many instances dan
gerous members of civil society.
4. mat t nave known many deists and
many scoffers at religion speedily nnd most
effectually turned from the most'abandoncd
practices, by the preaching of tho gospel,
to a life of righteousness which showed
itself by Bobrioty, industry, charity, broth
crly kindness and universal philanthropy.
i. I hat 1 do not recollect hcariiiir but
one deist profess really to believe in a future
stata of rc.vards and punishments.
C. That I cannot, in all dcistical writings,
find any law to prevent wickedness and en
courage virtue, with rewards and punish
ments annexed thereto.
7. That in scripture all the crimes that
man can possibly commit, arc, under the
severest penalties, forbid, and every possi
ble virtue inculcated and encouraged, by
promises of eternal and exceeding great
U. I have-seen deists and read of many,
who at the apparent point of death, were
seized with tho most horrible despair, ut
tering the most bitter reflections againat
themselves for their total neglect of those
duties commanded in the gospel. But who
over heard or read of a Christian, at the
hour of death, despairing of the mercy of
Uod, because he had all his lifetime, rejee
ted deism and shunned the company of its
professors ? Or even when long, fierce
diseases had shaken the nervous system,
and raging fevers inflamed the blood, have
they ever been so lar dcrangau as to wish
they had novor been born, for not reject
ing the Bible as a wicked and mischiovous
imposition on tho human race ?
Believing that buttor may be kept sweet
and good, in our climate, almost any length
of time, if properly manufactured, and well
taken care of, in order to test the validity
of this opinion, wc had two pots put down,
ono in June, and tho other in August, 1834,
more than twentv months ago ; and on
probing them with a trycr, whilo penning
this article, the butter is found perfectly
sweet, and seems to retain most of its ori
ginal flavor and freshness. We design lo
send both pets to Boston next fall, with a
view of having its mode of manufacture, and
method of preservation, judged ot by tho
butter tasters of that notable city.
In the mauutacturing process, no water
is permitted to come in contact with the cream
or butler bocauso it is believed that water,
and particularly soil water, dissipates much
of tho fine flavor that gives to butter its
high value. Tho Orange County Dairy
Women say, ' give us good hard water and
wo will make good butter,' for tho reason,
probably, that it abstracts less of the aroma
It oni the butter than solt water. 1 ho tern
pcraturo of tho cream may bo regulated by
com or iiul water put inio a niu, in which
the churn may bo plunged. If the cream
is clean, it needs no washing ; and if the
butter is dirty, water will never clean It.
Nothing but good, well pulverized salt.
is used in preserving the butter; this aall
mixed, and all dissolved, in the mass, before
the butter has its second, thorough, and
final working with tho butter ladle, and
which is not finished till all tho buttermilk
To avoid all taint from the butter vosscls,
and the better to exctudo it from tho air,
which soon injures it, tha butter is packed
cloao in clean stone jars, and whan nearly
filled, is covered with a strong brine, ren
dered puro by previous boiling, 'skimming,
and eettling. In twenty months the brine
has been twice renowed, on the appearance
nf n film unoii t ho surface of tho old pickle
To prosorvo butter, air and water, and heat
above 65 or TO degrees, aro to bo guardod
auainst as much as posiblo. Tho brine
upon tho surface docs not penotrato tho
mass, nor whilo sweet taint it ; but it llio
roughly excludes the air. Cultivator.
The farms ok Enq lani). The farms
are regularly laid out in squares and paral
lelograms of from two to lorly acres; and
in n-eiiural they arc laid down as smooth
and level as tho roller can make lliom.
II era is a luxuriant whcaifiald, and thero u
lino medow. and next u rich imsturo, nnd
there busy preparations fur pulling in po
tatocs or turnips; out) thero barlcv or oats
just shoting up from the dark and rich soil.
Uut scarcely a rod of fence such as wo met
with every where in the United Stales ol
America do you see in your two hundred
miles ride from Liverpool to tho Met rnpolis.
All is hawthorn, and theso hedncs which
aro, for tho most part kept neatly trimmed,
about the gardens and farm houses, and
by tho road side, add more lo tho beauty ol
the country, than any description had pic
tured upon mv mind. Tho common meth
od of making the hedges is this : first a
ndgo is thrown up, perhaps a foot from tho
level of tho fields which arc to be fenced
off, then (he young thorn is planted in. two
parallel rows about a toot or eighteen inch
es apart. Tho growth is not very rapid
but when it has attained tho hcisl.t of lour
or five feot, in about as many years, it be
comes so dense that no domestic animals
would think of breaking through it. Tho
leaf is small, deeply verdant and boautifullv
serrated. In tho month of May, these hedg
es arc clothed with a whilo Iragrant bios
som, very much resembling that of the
thorn of our own country; and it is then
that the honeysuckle and other wild flow
ers unfold their bright hues and mingle
their sweetness with the hawthorn. In the
hedges, trees, such as tho oak, tho elm, and
tne norso chesnut, aro planted in rows,
near together, but oftcner far apart, so that
each ono rises and waves by ilselt over the
Humble, but not less charming growth be
low. Single trees of n great age, and vorv
large, aro sprinkled here and there in every
direction, and every now and then, you
catch a glimpse in the distance, of a grove
or circular clump which adds not a little to
the beauty of the landscape. Humphrey's
Cultivation of Silk in tha IVetl.Tho
culture of silk is about to be introduced in
iho West. A number of gentlemen in
Kentucky are making preparations to enter
largely into tho business; Judge Chambers
n member of Congress from that State has
determined to cngago iu the enterprise on
a very extensive scale.
Hon. Daniel Webster is about to engage
in the business nf cultivating the White
Mulberry. Fifteen thousand trees went
from this town yesterday cist, 5000 for Mr
weoster s larm in Marslificld, and the re
maindcr to be sent to Nantucket, the place
fur whale oil and fishermen. Wc are glad
to sco our eminent men exhibiting their
confidence in such pursuits, evon if ihey
pursue it only as amateurs. Northampton
licliremenlof Henry Clay. The citizens
of Bolivar, Indiana, understanding that M
Clay is about to retire from pu'jlic life, re
ccntlv addressed him a letter, in which, af
ter many complimentary remarks, they ex
pressed their hope that he may find it com
patiblo with his private inclination to con
tinuo in the service of the country. Tho
following extract from his reply discloses
his designs, and will be read with interest.
"This id Iho thirtieth year since I first
entered the service of the Federal Govern
eminent. My labors for tho public have
been various and often arduous. I think
they giva mo some tillo to repose, which 1
feel to bo necessary on many accounts. I
believe with you that the present period in
the affairs of our country is eminently crit
ical. It requires all the wisdom, the virtue
and the energy among us to avert impend
ing danger. If 1 wero persuaded that, by
remaining longer in the public service, I
could materially aid in arresting our down
ward progress, and in communicating ad
ditional security to civil liberty and our free
institutions, I should lecl it my duly not to
quit it. But 1 am not sure that my warn
ing voice lias not uocn aircauy ton oiteii
raised. Perhaps that of my successor may
be lisluncd tu with more effect ; I sincerely
hope it may be.
" These, gentlemen, ore nriciiy my mo
tives tor retirement. It is my purpose, it
my health will allow mo, to remain in Con
gress during the present session. I reserve
lor lulurc consideration wnciner i snuii
serve out tho term which the Legislature
of my stale did me the honor last to elect
mo ; anil your wisiies win nave nue woigni
in any decision I may form. Beyond that
term, I can conceive of no probable contin
gency which would reconcile mo to further
continuance in tho Senate.
I rcnucst vou, pentlemcn, to communi
cate my grateful acknowledgments to Iho
citizens of Bolivar, ond to accept for your
selves assurance oftho esteem and regard
of your friend and obedient servant.
- . . r. r. r.T P
In iho presentment of the Grand Jury of
Philadelphia, for the March session, wo find
the practice of stock jobbing animadverted
upon as follows;
Another fruitful ground ofovil is tho sys
tem of gambling, which wo havo reason to
believe is carriod on at this day lo a most
alarming cxlont, nut only in tho secret pur
lieus of the common speculators in the funds
of our public institutions, who, we aro in
formed, nro in mo practice ot purunusuig
and selling slock to a largo amount deliver-
nhlo at a rcmulo period ol time and at u fix
cd price, when in fact tho value of a dollar
is noithor received nor transferred by them,
the whole transaction being in tho nature
of a gamo of hazard.
Tho progress of civilization in the far
West is almost incredible-a lew years
go a vast solitary prairie now covered
with population and abounding in all the
comloris and luxuries oi mo. ine ot.
Louis Bulletin says,
"It is nut unusual to sea as many as
thirty steamboats at ono time, lading und
unlading their cargoes at our wharf and ut
the tuesent time there is not less than
twonly-fivi) steamboats lining the shore bo-
foro our cily. '
Ship liiildin There arc building nt
present, in this City, two ships one of
t lie in of 500 tons, for New York, three
Brigs, (ilia large Steamboat to run on tho
North Itivor, o Steam Towboat of 273 tons
and a Steam Packet of 505 tons, to ply bci
Iwcen Charleston and this cily. The keel
of a ship of .100 Ions burlhcn will be laid
in a low weeks. Philadelphia Oatcllc.
Public Haute in IhcJWoon. A rustic hav
ing gone to the Calton hill Observatory to
get n sight oftho inoon, and after having
got a glance of it, he drew away his head to
wipe his eyes, and in the interval tho end of
the telescope noiselessly fell down,so nf, in
stead of pointing to the heavens, to point
down upon the earlh. The rustic's surpriso
was unullcrablo when he again looked
through, and behe'd the sign of n public
house nt a short distance, with die custo
mary declaration ''Edinburgh Ale!" &c.
With a look moro easily conceived than
described, he started back and exclaimed,
Edinburgh Ale in 'the inonn! Utulu pro
serve us, thut beats a '!' Edinburgh livening
A mighty smart Cat. A correspondent
says that," a few weeks ago, a cat, owned
by Mr b. tiriggs, of Fayaton, in one night
caught thirty four mice! Ily some mean
poor puss was fastened uut of doors on a
cold night, and was obliged to work or
freeze ; so sho fell foul of the littlo victims,
piled thirty four in a heap on the door stop,
and at dawn was found lying among her
dead " spoils" " composed and calm as u.
summer s morning.' " Nothing equals this
but Davy Crockett's; s'ory of climbing n
hundred foot mnoolh tree and eliding down
lu keep himself warm.
.1 fair banter. A ccitain quizzical fcl
low, pretty well known about town, issiiuh
the following challenge, which wc hopo to
sec entered into tho Sporting Calender.
lie says he can stand longer at the cor
ners nf the business streets spend moro
time in ogling the ladies squirt more to
bacco juice assume more nllitudcs make
more witty observations roar out the loud
est and give himself more airs than any
six gentlemen in the "City of Monuments."
Du Soro, tho mate of the Panda, who
was convicted of piracy and pardoned, was
at Havana, last date, about to sail in com
mand of a Spanish vessel. A Boston gen
tleman nt Havana writes, that ho had fre
quently conversed with De Soto that ho
expresses tho decnest gratitude for his
pardon, and towards those who aided him
to obtain it that he hopes to have oppor
tunity io repay tho kindness bestowed on
him, and that lie shall always bo forward tu
rentier service to any American citizens in
Desperate expedients lo excite Iho public
curiostli and obtain money. In order to get
up nn exhibition which might astound and
extort nl tho samo time, the little daugh
ter of Mr Sciarra, the cquillitrist, ngod 0,
was induced to walk upon a tight-ropo
stretched across the street in Chambers
burg, Pcnn. at the heighth of tho garret
windows of tho hotel,-fastened to the tup
of a popular. When Ihe child reached after
a distance of 1G0 foot, the garret window,
the joy with which she was caught in the
arms of a gentleman, evinced tho anxiety
of iho multitude collected beneath, who,
to their credit raised a fund of from ninety
to one hundred dollars. JV". Y. Star.
A City without a Guvernment-Nol exactly
so cither ; for wo have a good Mayor, who
means to do his duty nn all subjects. But
at present he is the sum nnd substance oftho
city government. Wo have indeed elected
IG Aldermen, and IU Assistants; but in both
Boards the parlies aro equally divided,
which thu3 fur, has prevented the election.
AT Y. paper.
Ciibap Enough. The canal packet
boats plying between Rochester and Buf
falo, are running opposition lines, in conse
quence ol which, the prico of faro on thut
route his been reduced lofifly ctnls. Tho
Buffalo and Detroit steam boats have also
caught the fever, and have put 'down tho
cubin passago to three dollars, and steer-
nge to one dollar, l litis n man can truvel
in the best etylo from Rochester to Detroit,
rt distance of nearly 500 miles, for 3,50.
Who would miss seeing the one thousand
and ono cities of tho west for $'J,G0. Dun
A Church burnt in Schoharie Co. Tho
Prcsbvtcriau Church in the tuwn of Jeffer
son. Schoharie County, was destroyed by
firo on tho night ol I Uli inst. A corres
pondent oftho Schuhario Republican states
that it was undoubtedly tho work of an in
cendiary. It occurred un the last evening
ortho somi-annuul examination ol tho pu.
pi Is of Jefferson Academy, which was hold
in the church. A few minutes before the
houso was ascertained to bu on fire, a re
port like that of a gun, was hoard under
the church, whero was deposited a large
quantity of shavings, perfectly dry, which
communicated the flames with great rapid
ity to every pari of tho house. Thero
were ut least 700 persons in tho houso
when ihe cry of firo was heard. Tho
tdirioks of frightened females, and the long
and luud cries of parents for children and
children for parents, who wero supposed to
bo perishing in tho flames, is said to havo
rendered the spectacle truly horrible.
Considerable properly was destroyed,
consisting of books, hats, shawls, chairs,
iS'C. No lives wcru lost, though some per
sons were badly injured. AT. Y. American.
Mr. Godwin, the English novelist, died
recently in tho Hist year of his nge. IIo
was a writer of tlu revolutionary school
of somo powur, and also wrote the novel
nf 'Caleb Willianu "