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; CUSTOM HOUSE OFFICE.;'
,' : ". ' ' ,' Canal street.
1 : STATE LAND OFFICE,
.;" : ' ' .- Erie street.-
REED & HOSMER,
Book fc'Job printers.. Maumee Express Office,
' Wolcott street.
H.v Xt HOSMER, ,
Attorney fit Counsellor at Law, Commercial
: '. . r - llurtdingsn : .
DANIEL F.COOK, '
: Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
Attornies & Counsellors at Law.
, r.:-.! vf. N., RATHBUN. -. .
! -V t Attorney and Counsellor at Law.' :
rr . Henry reed, ;
;v'" Attorney and Counsellor at Law .' '
DANIEL O. MORTON, . .
'Attorney, Counsellor and Solicitor,
.". "" $&ledo, Ohio. " .
, .; NATHAN RATHBUN,
, , Jufltioo of the Peace. :
HORATIO CON ANT,
h Justice f the Peace.
JUSTUS DWIGHTY ' '
Physician and Surgeon,
" . DAVID B. SCOTT, , .
,, . ',' . ' . . Physician and Surgeon. . ' ;
(,',';. HUNT i.& CONVERSE, ,. - .-:
Forwarding ' and ' Commission .Merchants,
' -Water: street.;
. JAMES H'OLCOTT, & CO.
Forwarding and Commission Merchants,
, - " Water street.
"""V Forsyth & hazard, -
Forwarding and Commission Merchants,
. Water street.
, ; F. W., LAWSON & CO.
Forwarding ;' and Commission Merchants,
- . ' K i Water Street.
; :' hMiTii & co.. . -. .-:'.
Forwarding and Commission Merchants,
Dry Good and i Variety Storey Commercial
Groceries, Books and Stationary, Commercial
. . Buildings.
WISWELL & BOVNTON,
Dealers in Hardware, Hallow-ware, Tin-ware
and Cutlery, Commercial Buildings.
HARRINGTON &, HUNTER,
Dealers in . Grocerie.i, Provisions, fcc.
'.'''. Hotel Kuildi n.
. , :V ,., SPENCER & MOORE,
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries & Crockery.
... ,-. - . Erie street. . . .
"Denier in Drv Goods Groceries and Crockery.
.).- . Front street.
G. to W. RICHARDSON,
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, toe. toe.
' '' Erie street.
. O. WILLIAMS,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Crockery,
Ace. Erie street.
-. . AnKP.lt fo. KANADV. - . -
Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing &c.. toe.
:. i ----- Canal street.
'' Dry Goods, Books toe. Wolcott street.
1 T. W. CROVVELL,
Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware,
Boots, Shoes, &c. Wolcott street.
DOAN & EARL,
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery
i fee. Wolcott street.
. ,. . G. C. NOBLE,
Groceries & Provisions, Wolcott street.
... j, A.. G. WILLIAMS,
. v - .-. Groceries and Provisions.
''' Groceries and Provisions.
j ' . A. CARY, .
Boots, Shoes, Dry Goods, Groceries, Paints,
" Oils toc.Frsnt st.
- BOYNTON to GANNETT,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Hardware
.' . .! ; - ice. Front street. ... -
-TA. J. HACKLEY
Wholesale and Retail dealer in Dry Goods,
Groceries, Provisions, Stoves, Iron toe. toe,
' -' '- - Wolcott street. " ' -'-
GOWER to CLARKE,
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries. Hardware,
' . Kc.,juonant street. -
,,. ... J. J. BANGS .
. Watch Maker, Jeweller toe. Erie street.
; J. S. MEACHAM,
Tailor, over the old Post Office, Erie street,
' -' - .. , . G. S. CASET"
Tailor, corner of Erie and Conant streets.
.: ALLEN to GIBBONS, :
Groceries and Provisions, Erie street. .
Cabinet and unair factory, lilding,uiazing
toe Detroit Street. ;...
. - FORSYTH to HULL, , -, , ; -Dealers
in Dry Goods, Crockery to Hardware,
- - J. F. SHEPARD,
Bash and Blind Manufacturer, corner of Tap.
-:f . .f.- pan an gumm;t street. ' '! "' '
f : , JEFFERSON HOUSE, .: ,
..-.'y Robert Gower, Erie street." f
:,() Charles D. Foster, Canal street.
CENTRAL HOUSE, ;
t'Elijah Clark, Erie street.
Til 5 ffi;
H. Steele, Wolcott Btreet.
i BENNETT to CAMPBELL,
Attornies and Counsellors at Law.
i!-,,, Attorney and Counsellor at Law.' !. ,
. EAGLE HOTEL, , v,
-an. J Joseph Creps, Louisiana Avenue. ,;1
DOAN & EARL,
. Forwarding and Commission Merchants.'
Dealer in Dry Goods Groceriesi to Provisions
Boot, Shoe, and Leather Store, opposite the
m IT .
I emperonce .nouse.
C. T. WOODRUFF,- '
i uiTin wl Copper Manufactory, t ' -
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY,
; H .REED & S..T. HOSMER.
Yolunie II.--rVo. 23.
NEW ESTABLISHMENT. -
"i ROCERIES AND PROVISIONS.
J Harrington to Hunter, respectfully an
nounce to the public, that they have recently
opened a splendid selection of Groceries and
Provisions, corner of Jackson and Wayne sts.
Hotel Building?, where almost every article in
their line can be furnished at reduced prices
for cash. ' '
N. B. Persons desirous to contract for large,
supplies, will nna it to their advantage to give
us a call. Liberal anvances on Consignments
to us. -'- .. '- .
Refer to TVis $ Parkt, Cleveland.
Smilh, Newark McElvain & Hunter, Colum
bus. ' ' 1 - 60
MaumeeCity, Ohio, May 24th, 1838.
ASTRAL LAMPS A new, cheap and
beautiful article, for sale by
.. i W. WISWELL to Co.
" June 9 . Commercial Buildings.
DANIEL F. COOK
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, office over
J usticeUonant s Detroit street.
Maumee City, Sept. T'.' - 22tf
:- Erie street, Maumee City, Ohio. .
THE subscriber respectfully informs the
public that he has leased this eligible es
tablishment, and put it in complete order for
the reception of boarders, travellers and visi
tors. It is a beautiful situation, in the most
pleasant part of said city, and the subscriber
flatters himself that his attention to the ac
commodation and comforts of his guests will
ensure tohiin a liberal share of public patron
age. ' , ' -" - '
i ue furniture ot the House is new, and the
apartments are in good order. The stable is
large and commodious, and will be attended
by careful servants.
april 31. . , 55tf
T UTTER. 100 Firkins of good BUT-
TER for sale by
A. J. HACKLEY.
HISKEY 40 Barrels of Whiskey a
' . 1 T . . J I.
superior article, jubi reueiveu uy ,
A. J. HACKLEY. 1
OCOA and Chocolate, by
june 20 G. to W. KlCHAKiJaUIN.
MORE NEW GOODS.
BOYNTON to GANNETT are now opo
ning a superior lot of water-proof boots
selected expressly for this market.
Also, mens' stout shoes and brogans ;
Womens' leather shoes and bootees ; 1
do kid slippers and walking shoes;'
Misses do. - do do
Leather "do do do
Womons' lined to bound India rubber shoes
Boys' and youths' boots;
do shoes and brogans;
Cliildrens' morocco shoes. .Also
An assortment of school books, blank books
They have also just received an addition
to their stock of Groceries; and a further sup
ply of . ,
Cooking and box atoves ;
Hollow ware; -
20,000 lbs assorted Iron; .
Cast Steel ; ' . -,
Swced's Steel, and
5,000 pounds assorted Nails.
The above, with their former stock,i,akes
.heir assortment as good, or better, than any
other in this city ; and they feel assured they
can sell as low as the lowest, and they intind
to do so for prompt pay such as cash, co in
try produce, toe. toe. '
Remember we want zuu.uuu ripe oenves.
Maumee City, Dec. 8, 1837. 30tf
REGS leave to inform his tnenos ana me
nnMir. tlmt ha hnn resumed the Profes
sion of the Law, has opened an office, opposite
the brick store ot mitn k orowen, on vv oi-
cott street, in .Haumee city, wnere ne mienns
to practice as an .Attorney, Counsellor, and
Solicitor, in all the courts of Law and Equity
in the state of Ohio.' ; , Y . ' ' '.';.'
TTict Ji.ctinBOffinaiskentin the same build
ing, and is open at all proper hours. Ack
nowledgements ot an Kind oi instruments ta
ken, and all kinds of conveyancing, done here
with neatness and despatch. , . ".'. ',,;
Oct. 7. -
-iTTANTED.--An apprentice to the Chair
W making business, also, a quantity of
nmher. bv - . vivcoi
Feb. 24. ,' .
BEANS. A quantity of Beans just re
ceived and for sale, at the Warehouse
pf .,. . J, WOLCOTT, to Co.
FOR twenty-five cents you can buy a bot
tle of Baltamof Hoarhound, which has
beeri astertained to have cured more diseases
of the lungs than all the other patent medicines
now in Use. ' For sale by C. C. Bristol, Buffa
lo nnd O. WFLLtAMS A; Co. Maumee city.
We are acquainted with Hie preparation of
Sarsapanlla, manutacturea oy jK u,. ormimi
and having made use of it more or less, in our
practice, believe it to contain the active princl-.
ploof Sarsaparilla in a -highly concentrated
form, and as a preparatipn, we esteenj it as the
best we have ever met with. r . .. ; , ..(
J. Trowbnde, m. d. C. thapin, m. d,
Charles Winne, M D
Josiah Barnes, M D
, J. E. Hawley, M
A. Miller, m p 7 ...
Moses Bristol. M D
'j. E. Marshall, m d
A." S. Sprague, m. d
F, L. Harris, m. ....
Buffalo, Aug, 12. ! Kt-..; ;....
. For sale in Maumee City by - ' .:
June 8. ..... O. WILLIAMS 4' Co.
' MUTUAIi INSURANCE
AN assessment of J of pne per cent has
been declared by the". directors of the
Portr o-n Co. Mutual Insurance company on all
premium notes dated prior to Apiil 19, 1838,
is oft Nos. 1 to 1834, inclusive. Payments i of
the same to be made on or btfoti the 1st day
of Sept. next t,the office or to any agents of
the company. , . C",
; Wh. Kwosddrt, Ag't Jtavme City,
EADY MADE CLOTHING Large and
. irfiTlm-nl Bconrtmpnt. BUDerfine fillfl Wd
common for summer, fall and winter wear,Com-
mercial buildings. -, . aiuw
Aug 4, 1838.- - : ",".- 18
VntiE,,9l'J: OHIO ..SATIJBDAY, NEPTOIBER 8, 1
, THE BRIGHT LITTLE NEEDLE.
.... BY WOODWORTH.
The gay belles of fashion may boast of excel
. . ling :', -
In waltz or cotillion at whist or quadrile;
And seek admiration by vauntingly telling
OI'drawing, and painting and musical skill;
But give me the fair one, in country or city,
i Whose home and its duties are near to her
' ' -.- heart, :., , , ... , .
Who cheerfully warbles some rustical ditty,
While plying the needle with exquisite art,
The bright little needle the swift, little needle,
The needle directed by beauty and art, ,
If love have a potent, a magical token,
A talisman, ever resistless and true .
A charm that is never evaded or broken,
A witchery certain the heart to subdue
'Tis this and his armory never was furnished
- So keen and unerring, or polished a dart,
Let beauty direct it, so pointed and burnished,
- And oh! it is certain of touching the heart.
Be wise, then, ye maidens, nor seek admiration,
By desiring for conquest, and flirting with
You never, wliat'er be your fortune or station,
Appear half co lovely at route or at ball, .
As gaily convened at work covered table,
Each cheerfully active and playing her part,
Beguiling the task with a song or a fable,
And piying the "needle with exquisite art.
FIRST SIGHT OF SLAVERY. -"
Ed io, ch'avea di rignarder desio,
I.a condicion, che tal t'urtczza serra, . -Coin'
i fu dentro I'occhio intorno invio,
E veggio ad ogui man grunde enmpngna
Piena ad duolo, e di tormento rio."
From the day of my entering the States till
that of my leaving Philadelphia, I bad seen so
ciety basking in one bright sunshine ot good
will. The sweet temper and Kindly manners
ofthe Americans are so striking to foreigners,
that it is some time before the dazzled stranger
perceives that, genuine as is all this good,
evils as black as night exist along with it. I
had been received with such hearty hospitality
everywhere, and had lived among friends so
conscientious in their regard for human rights
that, though 1 had heard of abolition riots,
and had observed somewhat ofthe degradation
ofthe blacks, my mind had not yet been really
troubled about the enmity of the races. The
time of awakening must come. It began just
before I left Philadelphia.
I was calling on a lady whom I had heard
speak with strong horror of the abolitionists
(with whom I had then no acquaintance,) and
she turned round upon mo with the question
whether I would not prevent, if I could, the
marriage of a white person with a person of
color. 1 saw at once me Deginning oi enuiess
troubles in this enquiry, and was very sorry it
had been made : but my determination had
been adopted long before, nevor to provoke it :
but always to meet it plainly in whatever form
it should be presented. I replied that I would
never, under any circumstances, try to sepa
rate persons who really loved, believing such
to be truly those whom God hath joined ; but
I observed that the case she put was not likely
to happen, as I believed the blacks were no
more disposed to marry the whites than the
whites to marry the blacks. "You are an
amalgamatiohist I" cried she. I told her that
the party term was new to me ; but that she
might give what name she pleased to the princi
ple I had declared in answer to her question.
This lady is an eminent religionist, and denun
ciations spread rapidly from her. The day
before! left Philadelphia my old shipmate, the
Prussian physician, arrived there, and lost no
time in calling to tell me, that I must not go a
step farther south ; that he had heard on all
hands, within two hours of his arrivul, that I
was an amiilgamationist, and that my having
published a story against slavery would be fatal
to rne in the slave states. I did not give much
credit to the latter part of this news, and saw
plainly that all I had to do waB to go straight
nn. I really desired to see the working of the
slave system, and was glad that my having
published against its principles divested me al
together of the character of a spy, and gave
me an unquestionea noerty io puousn rne re
sults of what I might Observe. In order to see
things as they were, it was necessary that the
people's minds snouio not oe prepossessed py
mv friends as to my opinions, and conduct ;
apd therefore forbade my Philadelphia friends
to publish in the newspapers, as they wished,
an antidote to the charges already current a-
gainstme. !'- ' " '
u. The next day I first set toot in a slave state,
arriving in the evening at Baltimore. I dread
ed impressively the first sight of a slave, and
could , not., help, speculating : on - the . lot of
every person of color I Saw lrom the windows
the first fev days. The servants in the house
where I was were free blacks. -
Before aweek wnsovetlpbrceived all that
is said in England of the hatred ofthe whites
to the blacks in America- is short, of the truth.
The slanders that I heard of the free blacks
were too gross to injure my estimation of any
but those whq.spoke them. . In Baltimore the
bodies of colored people exclusively are taken
for dissection, "because the whites do hot like
it, and the colored people cannot resist." ' It
is wonderful that the bodily structure carl be
(with the exception of the coloring ofthe skin)
thus assumed to be patterns of that of whites;
that the exquisite nervous; system, the instru
ment of moral as well as physical pleasures
and pains, can be nicely investigated on the
ground of its being analogous with that ofthe
whites ; that not only the mechanism, but tho
sensibilities ofthe degraded race should be ar
gued from those ofthe exalted order, and that
men come from such a' study with contempt
for their brethren- in their countenances,, ha
tred in their heartBi'and insult on their tongues.
These students are the men who cannot say
that the colored people have not nerves that
quiver under moral injury, nor a brain that is
on fire with insult, nor & pulse that throbs Wy
ier oppression. Those ate the men whoshoold
stay the hand of the rash and ignorant pos-.
sessors of poweiy who eniBh being of creatures
like themselves, fearfully and -wonderfully
made." ' But to speak the right word, to hold
out the " helping handV those searchers into
man hare not light nor strength. ; -
It was in Baltimore that I heard Miss Edge -
worth denounced as a woman of no intelli
gence or delicacy, these works could never be
cared tor again, because, in Belinda, pour Juba
was married, at length, to an English farmer's
daughter ! The incident is bo subordinate
that I had entirely forgotten it : but a clergv
man's lady threw the volume to the opposite
corner ot the floor when she came to the oase,
As 1 have said elsewhere, Miss Edgeworth is
worshipped throughout the United States ; but
it is in spite of this terrible passage, this clause
ot a sentence in Belinda, which nobody in A
merica can tolerate, while no one elsewhere
ever, I should think, dreamed of finding fault
with it. -
A lady from New England, staying in Balti
more, was one day talking over slavery with
me, her detestation of it being great, when I
told her I dreaded seeing a slave. " You have
seen one," said she. ,. " You were waited on
by a slave yesterday evening," . She told me
of a gentleman who let out and lent out his
slaves to wait at gentlemen's houses, and that
tho tall handsome mulatto who had handed
the lea at a party the evening before was one
of these. 1 was glad it was over for once ;
but I never lost the painful feeling caused to
a stranger by an intercourse with slaves. No
familiarity with them, no mirth and content
ment on their part, ever soothed the miserable
restlessness caused by the presence of a deeply-injured
fellow-being. No wonder or ridicule
on the spot avails anything the stranger. He
suffers, and must sutler from this, deeply and
long . as turely as he is human and hates op
pression. ' The next slave that T saw, knowing that it
was a slave, was at Washington, where a lit
tle negro child took hold of my gown in the
passage of our boarding house, and entered our
drawing room with me. She shut tho door
softly, as asking leave to &tay. 1 took up a
newspaper. She sat at my feet, and began a-
muuing herself with my shoestrings. Finding
herself not discouraged, she presently begged
play by peeping at me above and on each side
of the newspaper. She was a bright-eyed,
merry-heated child ; confiding, like other chil
den, and dreading no evil, but doomed, hope
lessly doomed, to ignorance, privation, and
moral degradation. When I looked at her,
and thought ofthe fearful disobedience to the
first of moral laws, the cowardly treachery, the
cruel abuse of power involved in thus dooming
to blight a being so helpless, so confiding", and
so full of promise, a horror come over me
which sickened my very soul. To see slaves
is not to be reconciled to slavery.
At Baltimore and Washington again I was
warned, in various stealthy ways, of perils a-
waiting me in the South. I had no means of
ascertaining the justness of these warnings but
by going on, and turning back for such vague
reasons was not to bo thought of. So I de
termined to say not a word to my companions
(who were in no danger,) but to seethe truth
for mysolf. The threatB proved idle, as I sus
nected thev would. Throughout the South
I met with very candid and kind treatment.. I
"mention these warnings partly because they
aro a tact connected with the state or the
country, and partly because it will afterward
appear that tho stranger's real danger lies in
the North and West, over which the South
had in my case, greatly the advantage in liber
."'.''. From (lie Knickerbocker.
i I forgot to observe, that the postillion of
whom I have spoken, was ralner proiane. we
told a story of his experience some years be
fore, with a divine, who was riding with him
on his professional seat, in the west," to' attend
a " protracted meeting." " It was about 'lec
tion time," said he, "and I had just gi'n in my
vote. Of course, 1 was used with hospitality ;
and I was a leetle 'how-comc-ye-so V as Miss
Kimball says in her Tower. Well, I driv on
at an uncommon rapid rate j (that's a fact ;)
and when6umcver I threw out the mail bags
at a stoppin' place, I replenished the inner in
dividual. At last I become, as the parson ob
served, 'manifestly inebriated ;' and ho on
dcrtook to lector me ! I said nothing, until he
observed, or ratifer remarked, that ' lie should
not be surprised if I fell from my seat some
day, and would be found with my head broke,
and extravagansated blood on the pious mat
ter." : " '-' - - "' '
Well," says I, " I shouldn't be surprised ;
it would be just my d d eternal luck !"
" He didn't say no more all the trip. I shot
"But the election" it was inquired "did
you succeed in that 1" "
"Oh, yes; and the man that we put in,
made a fool of himself at Albany, into the Le
gislature, and there was a piece put into a
book about him a'ter wards." .
" Ah! what was it f '
Here it is," was the reply of my gentle
man, as he drew from his pocket a worn frag
ment of a printed page. -
"On the first day of the session, he was
enabled to utter the beginning of a sentence,
which would probably have had no end, if it
had not been cut short, as it was by the speak
er. On the presentation of some petitions,
which he thought had a bearing on his favor
ite subject, the election by the people of public
notaries, inspectors of beef and pork, sole
leather, and staves and heading, lie got on his
legB. When,' said he, ' Mr. Speaker, we
consider the march of intellect in these united,
as I may say confederated, states, and how the
genius of . liberty soars, in the vast expanse,
stretching her eagle plumes from the Pacific
Ocean to Long Island Sound, gazing with eyes
of firo upon the ruins of empires ' just at
which point of aerial elevation, the Speaker
brought down ths metaphorical flight of the
genius, 'and that of the aspiring orator to
gether, by informing the latter that he should
beliappy to hear hi in when in order, but that
the.ro was now no question before the Haute,"
, ." But what was the name of this man J!"
was a query following this eloquent extract.
Smith, sir, was his name ; Smith, John
Smith, of Smithopolis, and surrogate of Smith
county. ' He was the first man in Smithvillo ;
was a blacksmith in his youth, a goldsmith
a'tervvarde, and Johii Smith through all... A
consistent man, sir : no change with him ; al
ways Upright, but always poor ; unchanging,
for he had nothing to change with ! He was
a distinguished man ; had letters advortiaed
in the post office ; owned a blood howe ; led
the choir at church ; read ' the Declaration' on
every Fourth bf-July j made all the acquaint-,
Whole Wo. 75.
1 ances he could j was exceedingly fussy on all
occasions. , In . short, he was a verv irreat man
in a small way. his speech will stand as a
memorial of his genius, when the Kattskill
shall be troubled with the mildew of time, and
the worms of decay !"
Well the reign of autumn, for the present
year, has come ; and there will doubtless be
the annual quotations of description in the
newspaper market. Some of it will remain cn
first hands, and the rest will find a ready cir
culation. Meditation wilt vent itself upon
apostrophe ; poetry will be engendered ; old
songs will bo re-sung. It is, in truth, a deli
cious season, and no one can be bhmed for
yielding himself up to its influences. When
the hrst yellow surges ot September ounlioht
seem to roll through the atmosphere ; when
the dust of the city street, as you look at some
stately carriage, whose wheels are flashing
towards the west, seems rising around them
like an atmosphere, colored betwixt the hue
of gold and crimson ; when the mountains put
on their beautiful garments, where tints of the
rainbow mingle with the aerial blue of the sky ;
when the winds have a melancholy music in
their tone, and the heaven above us is enrobed
surpassing purity and lustre fin, the dwell
ers in greal capitals may perhupa concrii; of
the richness and fruition of the country ; but
they cannot approach the reality. The harvest
moon has waned ; the harvest home been held ;
the wheat is in the garner ; the last peaches
hang blushing on the topmost branches where
they grew j the fragrant apples lie iu fairy
colored mounds beneath the orchard trees, and
the cheerful husbandman whistles at the ciJer
press. As September yields hor withered
sceptre into the grasp of October, the hills be
gin to invest themsolves in those many color
ed robes which are the livery of their new
sovereign. As my observant friend (a well be
loved Epinetus,) who hath discoursed of mat
ters outre-mer, so richly hymns it, then there
A mellow richness on the clustcr'd traos ;
And from a beaker full of richness dyes,
Pouring new glory on tho autumn woods,
And dipping in warm light the pillared clouds,
Morn on the mountain, like a summer bird,''.
Lifts up her purple wing ; and in the vales
The gentle wind, a sweet aud passionate
Kisses the blushing leaf and stirs up life
Within the solemn woods of ash deep crim
soned, And silver beech, the maple yellow leaved
Where Autumn, like a faint old man, sits
By the way-side-a-vveary. Thro' the trees
The golden robin moves : the purple finch
That on wild cherry and red cedar feeds,
A winter bird comes with its plaintive whistle
And pecks by the witch hazel ; while aloud,
From cottage roofs, the warbling blue-bird
To mo, there is - nothing of that dn rk solem
nity about the autumnal season, which It has
to the morbid or the foreboding. It comer,
laden with plenty, and breathing of peace.
There seems a sweet monition in every whist'e
ofthe gale, and the rustle of every painted
leat which may speaks word ot tranquility to
the contemplative mind. If there be sadness
around and within, it is the sadness which is
cherished, and the gloom that purifies ; it is
that doubtful twilight of the heart, which is
succeeded at last by a glorious morning. We
think with the serene and heavenly minded
Malcomb, of the distant, or the departed, who
have gone before us to lay down their heads
upon pillows of clay, and repose in the calm
monotony of the tomb. Reflection asserts her
sway,' and the spirit expands into song.
From the Baltimore Transcript.
The Prisntr op Rochelle. Here is a
scene from the Vandeville of " The Prisoner
of Rochelle" which kept the audience in a
roar of laughter each night of its performance.
We copy it with the permission of Miss Bunyie,
for whom the play was expressly written
by J. H. Hewitt, Esq. Corporal Cartouch a
muses himself with going through the manual
exercise, while beza, seated at her wont table,
abstractedly questioning him concerning mat
rimony. keza it a girl were to rail in love with you,
Corporal, what would you do 1 .. . ,
i V . i Tl . I
uarioucn rreseiu urms i
L She would doubtless look to you for
C Support j
L And then what a heavy burden you'd
have to ., . . , .
C Carry !
L Your butcher and baker would have
to - ..
C Charge !
L Your prospects of course would not
C Advance ! '."''',,
L And you'd have to ' " ' '':
C 'Boutface I ; -r v? " v
L And never have any , .
L Now, Corporal, pray give me your
C-'-Attention 1 ' - '' " -
L A man of your years is not able to bear
BUCh a .''.;'.;::-! ',:. '."
C Load ! .
v L You are not in your . ' ' - -,
. C Prime 1 '.,' . . '
; L Your wife may .
C Bout ! -. : ;
I, Leave you, but she will soon -
C Return ! ,
L And then you'd have to bear all on
t! fjaouiaer ! . . ,
',. L Would you be 1 .4j '
. C Ready ! , .. - ; - ";
L I think you would have some other
: C Aim ! '" " '" " .
i L And you'd throw all your epistles into
the f '-' '' '': '.:"-'-".
CF'v'; (Fires the musket,).-... v.
A sick man observed to
his wife, " my
Will you please
dear I am Tiot well to-day. 1
nrnnnre mo a liirht dinner ?"
, " What Will you have, air. . ii.,
Thov were accordingly made, and he sat
of eighteen. ; After -hav-;
ing despatched sevpnt'ieo nd A .na'Vov.e;
strong symptom., tu -...-.. """;. !
tie urobin, a son of iiis,. oned out, ' O daddy
ginmathat." ':;.Y: x ".' - V .-.'.', :- ; "' '
tie very empnaiicany icyuvu, . (ju "."7
my son, poor dad is sick." ' " '' i
A. Truk Gbhti.bmaw..--A true gentleman
and a Jine gentleman are not, . as is too
universally supposed, ynonymous characters.
A true gentleman miBacs no opportunity of
obliging his friend, yet does it in so delicate
a manner that he seems rather to have receiv
ed, than conferred a favor. He is honorable,
in himself, and in his judgment of others ; hie
word is sufficient for the fulfilment of an en
gagement. In his demeanor is combined mild
ness and firmness, ditfnitv with CnndesRanoinn.
affability with discretion, sincerity, simplici
ty and ease are prominent characteristics. He
is neither a slave nor an enemv to nleasura.
but approves or rejects or refuses as his reason
dictates ; he stoops not to flatter as a. knave,
though he may fill an exalted station ; noi
does he neglect merit though he may find it in
a cottage. He defeats' the malice of an ene
my with forbearance, his understanding is nev
er supplanted by vanity ; he does not love
where he docs not esteem ; in his friendship
he is steady and sincere ; and if he under
stands the true character of an intelligent lady
he never salutes her with a profusion of what
a fine gentleman would call eloquent flattery,
(which but creates in the' mind of an intelli
gent female, disgust, disapprobation and dis
like,) but addresses her with respect, and con
verses for the purpose of mutual instruction.
Gambling i tub West. The Grafton
(111.) Backwoodsmen h:s an article on the pre
valence of gaming on board the steamers in
the western rivera. It records the deaths of
several individuals in. an unaccountable man
ner ; and relates a case similar to that which
has lately been going the rounds, of a free ne
gro who gambled away his freedom, and is now
a slave. The following extract shows a state
of morals almost too depraved for belief.1
" Numbers have come to the west, taken a
passage on board of a boat, and never been
heard of again. In repeated instances within
the last few years, letters have been addressed
to as from a distance, with anxious inquiries
for a friend, from wiiom no tidings had come
since ho was on the point of embarking on
board of a boat. It was feared he had fallen
overboard," or died on tho passage, and we
were implored in the most affecting terms,
to seek intelligence of his fate. Our earnest
inquiries, in most instances, have proved una
vailing. Could the deep and turbid waters of
our river reveal their secrets, they would tell
but too often the cause ofthe long silence of
those absent friends. The midnight gam
bling, the fierce qta-rel, the dirk, the sudden
plunge of the ghastly disfigured, corpse, with
heavy weights attached, all follow in quick
succession, and with the unorring certainty
that effect follows cause."
Don't kill tocr Bscs. The bee and the
silk worm are almost the only insects perma
nently useful to man, ami, it has always been
a source of regret that the rich stores of the
first could not in ordinary cases be obtain
ed without the destruction ofthe owner. This
difficulty cau now be obviated in an e .sy man
ner. Mr. Cotton lately read before the Ashmole
an Society at Oxford some notices on bea?,
and his position first was, 'never kill a bee..'
The bee owner has in the fungus maximus, or
common puffball, a powerful instrument rea
dy to his hands, by which he is able to adopt a
more humane and profitable mode of treat
ment. The Emoke of this fungus when dried
so as to hold fire, hasastupifying effect on bees,
and renders them as harmless as brimstone
docs without any of its deadly effects. By
win-.... nrilii. mnnlr cm.ma itrhtoU WAIlWl lint
live through the winter, may bo united to strong
stocks, bit. Cottin stated it cs a fact borne
out by exferimentthat a hive thus doubled will
not consume more honey in the winter than a
s;ock i.i its natural Btate. This was discover
ed by a Swiss pastor, Do Gelirr. Tho addi
tional heat seems to serve instead of addition
al food, to keep up the vitality of the half torpid -baos.
He recommends a cold, dry, darkroom,
the colder the better, as the best winter quar
ters for bees. They will consume less honey
than if left on their summer stands, and will
not be weakened by the loss of thousands,
which tempted out by the premature warmth,
of some early spring day, are caught by the
cold winds, fall to the ground, and never rise
again. Uruness. nowever, is essential; ana ne
described the principle of ventillation, or pro
per airing of the hives in summer, as the most
valuable improvement in bee-koeping.
Every farmer should keep bees; . a few
swarms lor his own use it no more, i per
cost little, forage wherever tho wild flower
grows, have no ideas of distinction in landed .
property, and furnish the individual who has a
taste for studying the habits of insects, or ob
serving the wonders of that power we call in
stinct, an ample field of surprise and gratifica-
tion. G. Farmer.
Extraordinary Grotto. A singular dis
covery has been made at tho Dane, Margate,
of an extensive grotto, which appears to have .
been excavated about the time of the Saxon
heptarchy, and which affords matter for deep
reflection, and will probably throw some light
on the habits of our Saxon ancestors. The
Dine is celebrated as the field of a decisive
and terrible engagement fought between the ;
Saxons and Danes. . From time to time ob-
1 u J:n:ntHn.A nrt.ir.1. a ll ntr - ftoS fll V
nature of the struggle, including numerous hu
man bones, not yet reduced to dust ; and even
entire skeletons imbedded in soft chalk, and
thus preserved, as with a coating of cement,
from decomposition. Armour and warlike
weapons ofthe fashion of that early period
have also been found. 1 The grotto, however,
which hasjust boen laid open, does not appear
to have any reference to the battle. It extends
to a great distance under the hill, and is laid
out in serpentine walks; alcov-es, and passages
of considerable extent, the sides being studded
with shells, formed into elaborate and curious
devices, and doubtless executed by torchlight.
The discovery of this remarkable structure
wasenlirely accidental, and in consequence of
some excavations made- on the wpot by tho
proprietor ofthe land. Dover 2'elegraph. ; i
' Reaino.---G'ivo a man this taste, and the
means of gratifying irt and you can hardly fail
of making him a happy man. You place him
in contact with the best society in every period
of his history. ; Yoit make him a denizen of
all nations a contemporary of all ages. Sir
t rr. 177
' A Rarb chance for Girls. -The members
ofthe Debuque Lyceum, composed exclusively
nf linchpin, have nassed the following reso
lution, -ih ' '.:..!' :, ,'-.'::'.! ?';"'-.'; -'-'1
Resolved, That early marriages are condu
cive to happineps. , - j-
Whv is S. S. Prentiss like a whale? ays
.j,, ,,, p0Et. Do you give.it up t Because
"he spouts wherever "be goes.
Cam. Bristol. This indiyidual was put
upon his trial at Pitwburg last week for bis o Ha
eed abductionof Miss Hamot of Erie last uprmt'.