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rEnUARY 1d, 18d-$
.Me. C. H. Allen: Sm,-Permit me
thrughthe medium of your paper to call
the attention of the planters of' this aid
the:adjoining Districts to tie importanice
of the Mississippi Scraper. I laving visi
tMnd Minsissippi in the sprinig of' IS 16, I
was8m r(rciblv impressed with its utilhty in)
the culture of Cotton. I procired a m11od.
el. fron a practical planter of that State
and had some made and used thei the
past year oi ny pltitit onn, anci I can con
tidrntly reconidicirrl thei to the public as
one'ofthe most eflicient instrumnenits fIr
theaultivation of Cotton I have eve . seen ,
Thb's'tdk is maice similar to the cmmon
jilovs in ise in) the country, with this e.<
ception that they are much heavier, the
foot being six incies square at the cnd
when the Scraper is fastetied al the oth
er parts in proportion, Th'e I r:orpe'r is
nine an1d a half' inches- wide il Iimrteenr
inches long and luid with steel on tie edge
aind ground sharp, and is fistenred to tire
tock with a bolt aind screw. WN11i)(1
)roperly tixed a good pluwnmat varn shave
all.tIhe grass and dirt froni the cotton, aid
pile it in the middle of tie row without
breaking the bed, and the cotton is left oir
a heraurtiful ast raight ridge tbout th ree
Inches wide, which will eniable a hand
vith Alooe'to chop oit at least one ialf*
biore in a day. After scraping aInd chop
ping out one or two days, tie turnring
plow should, Ijllov anld throw the soil
ack to the cotton 'which will support and
keep-it from falling. The second work.
ing shoul be done in tie same way, with
this exeeption that tie grasS should he
f hoppel out and the cotton reduced to v
,stand after thescraper ias been run ronid
it, anid the1n tihe earth thrown back winh
the p)low. The third working sliutili al
so be:dotn inl like mannr, afh-r which I
use the swoop ini laying by. I amn satis
fled that much ha rd labor can be saved
by the seraper on the plhm recomiimnlerl
ubove and that every plante-r can cubi.
V.te. east two acres tothe haindi more
han tihe usual monde of cultivating cot
ton. A id I reconmnend the scraper to t lie
white population of' our district who labor,
on accounit of the great saving of* work
doe with the lhne which threv all know to)
be ihe dhief'di flculty ini culmivat ing ai cot
ton crop, My object is to benefit tihe
planting interest of'our dist r'it anid add1( to
the productive wvealthr of' tihe Starte, whieb
i-my apology for intruding on thre col
unsof your paper.
1 am yours Respectly,
-'TnoMs IH. Briaun,
Dircetion for making Stockf or Scraper:
e-Holvo 4 1-2 f'eet long arnd 6 inches
aqumare at foot; beam 3 1-2 feect long from
point to hielves; and fromon lower prart of'
bearm to upper part ofshnoulder cut to re
ceive the scrarper 9 inrches ont thre r'ighrt
hand side and 10 1.2 on the lcf'-l-2
inch deep on the left side, and 2 inches
on the right whlich it will he perceived
w~ill marke thre right hand side of tire sera
per lowest; fr'om poinrt of srperil t lower
edge of beam, perpendicuilar 14 1-2 inch
ss; give 2 1-2 inches land.
T. B. BI.
PLEASURES OF AGnieULTURE.-Thre em
plovmnents of' agriculture, inidependerit or
their profit, are most congeiald and pleas.
ing to human nature. An 'uineorrmnpted
mint1 sees in tire progress of vegetation,
~id the habits and dispositions atnd uises
of those animals whlich rman ihas subjec.
i4d to hris swary, charnms rand beauties
wvhich the objects of' art can seliom aff'ord.
'The occunations of hursbanrdry ar'e miore
favorable'too, to health, to plenty, to ire
pose, and to innocence. Can tire puirsu its
.of lowv and vicious gratifrcations, can lux.
'uriouis indulgoncies, can tire restless cares,
-the fears and anxieties of tihe ambitious,%
'e corm~paried with tire laborsr arid enjoy.
'ments of him whose days are spent in sur
* rintendinig tire culture of' his fields
trsnights i quiet anid refreshing sleep?
:noh a life is not inconsistent wvith a higir
ly~ oultivated and polished mind. It is by
no means necessary that they who engage
lndrurail labors, should contract coarse.
iress-ermwmiers, or vulgarity of sentim-~ont.
' FH nu tie Laurelis Herald."a
''ROTATION OF CROPS.
FARnNNTON PLACE, Feb. 16, 1848.
Mr. Editor.-As :the season of plan.
ting is fast approaching, allow one, who
makes.no pretensions in wriLing fbr pub.
lic scrutiny,-to offer a few suggestions,
by way of random shot, to your readers;
and especially those ofthem, who are in
terested in the accelerated progress, and
speedy development of the,science of
Agriculturc, such as is practikally appli
cable to our section of country. And as
our staple commodity is still growing
cheaper, and yet seems to be monopolizing
our time and energies; for which present
prices do not yield suflicient indemnity
leaving out of the consideration, the ex
haustion of our lands by a continued ser
ies of Cotton Crops, without alternating
with some other growth,-having to keep
the soil exposed and clean in order to get
a full yield, and thereby rendering it more
liable to wash from a want of due admix.
ture with litter. I would suggest a
ohange, by which we might more effec.
tuully prevent our undulating lands from
washing away-continue to improve the
fertility of the soil, and the eventual pecui
niary realization be. equal, if not superior,
to our present mode of proceeding in cul.
tivatinig our liunds; so injurious and ex
inausting to the soil, viz: alternating with
small grain, corn, peas, &c., more fre
qniently, to assist our ditched bulwarksin
preventing and altering the dolorous gul
licd aspect, which the hilly land of Caro.
lina has, too long, been wont to assume,
and that too, from a w%,alnt of a snall
amount of very necessary ;are and pains,
which have such a direct and important
bearing upon our firming interC;t.
[lBt tihe influence of Imhit is so great,
and the Cotton mania, is such I lr'N ailijin'
(epideniie in this /uflide, that it is a mat
ter almost impossible to scare, or drive it
out of the minds of tihe farmers; and it
would Ie much ido, if the rail-road Doc
/or could work it out ofthem, by sprink
ling gold dust at their doors and along
their borders, suiflicient to count them 75
or 100 inr their corn and potatoes. You
may talk to frners of the prnpriety and
sulperiority of a change in the relative
1im1onuznt of the growth of their respective
products, andt([ they will yield obsequious
ae on; but the egnsuingi'
fill, exhibits the snowy locks, in as anhun
dnt profusion as the preceding year
tlus showing tie infiluence of habit ind
niania, by their practice, over their judg
mont as aicknowledged in theory,
Last year we looked dlown toward Co.
Iulumbia, from ( Greenville and Lau rens, and
could almost see in the windy distance,.
tihe rich smoke froni the pinte-knots of1 the
low country, issuin g fromt a sleam engine
-in the distance outr cars caught the
ruIiili ilng? sound of the ilnvl InerablE wheels{
-grnnliing under rich' ladened cars of
ncceptable imports. And we had well
nigh begun to trimt and enlarge our or
chards-to save a greater ainlounit of potI
to seed-to emnlarge our strawberry I Ind
plantin bd -t tur our patlhell intil
ga;1rdenls, aind to inerease the 1namoibir of
oirl sw% ine, pIuIIhIry' and iin, anal toncanuse
tie ltnadian tassel, aid thie. smalI-grain
bloom o May andul .neif Wave triutmit.
phantlyv o'er otr cotton fields; with w hich
to lide tie retnrnting car. ,1ut alis! III.
jarring ldiscords of sectional s1lfishimess.
imve hushedi tie sound thiouigh ha rsh, vi
nmsicai-euphlois to tle V ea; and the
sigit so magnifient-beautiful--grnd
has % anisled fron tie sight of outtr Iental
visions, and seems "Its a dreonn win-ni 'tis
iast, as i tale that has heni mold.'' lt 1
to rettitrn from this dlig ressiotn, as we can't
get the road nmow; let's raise somte nice anyv
how. A goio.l teait can haul 80) or 100
b~ushncs ini a rough state to Columntbia; and
in this conidjtiont, it al ways deanan Is $1.
in our' Alettripil is. We have pl-nty of'
low moista lands that wouhil suit the 'pro
uductiotn of rice k indlyv. OJne of myv neigh-.
hours informns tie that lhe, bcy way oh ex
per~n ient, plnated one <pmrt i of' rice it
drills on a simall spot oh tiew bottonm; aid
without cultivatint, but a slighnt dligiing
withi tihe garden.-hoe, it yielded 8 bushnels
of tough rice. One buashel ofseedl plan
tn-d, proba~t bly' reqpiing 2 acres of ground
would yield 32() bushels or 320J dollars
accordlinig to tine ptice al renily specified
dedluctiang from the expenises, onily, of
iransportatiton, which wonnbl, of course
hauve to beO deducted alsn from anyI othier
commodity to ascertaini its neot proceeeds.
Another geintlenmait, under imy own oh)
servation, raised 50 bushels fromn one acre
with but very slight eultivationi. in our
sister district Antderson, tihe ranisinig of rice
is excitinmgconmsiderable interest; tihe great
est imtpediimetnt is tine waunt of suitale
mills for cleaning it. A friendn relatedi to
meo, when speaking oh its implotancwe, thant
he was present at a mneet ing in th at d is.
tict--whnere a sub~scription forsoome lien.
evolent purpose was pnresenited-whencm
sever~al gent lemnen said, they hnad no mo-.
ney to give hbut if rice would he taken as
monev thney wvouhl subhscribhe; thci r prop o.
sititon was neceded to oii their owtn termns
-and theirn rice whichn was considlered as
an ampnle eqluivalent soon tu rned into mno
ney. Last spring Mr. Chtarh-s Key had
a load of rice passing thrnough this district
from whlom I punrchnased as good clean rice
as I would wvisht to have, for 82,50 per
bushel. In conclunding these remnarks I
would carinestly reqprest others to give the
public, thnrough the coinims of your paper,
the result and benefit of their experience
on this subject.
P'. Q.--Lat/rDnt.
BE KltD 'f0 H E OLD.
Oh! bd kind to those wilo are in the tu
tumn of life, for thou knowest not what
sufferings they mAy have endured, howi
much it imny still be their portion to beor
Are they querulous and unreasonable? al
low not thine anger to kindle agains
them; rebuke them not, for doubtless
many and severe have been the crosse:
and trials of earlier years, and perchone<
dispositions in the "springtime of life,'
were more gentle and flexible than thin
own, Do they require aid of thee? ther
render it cheerfully, and forget not tha
the time may come, when thou mayest de
sire the same assistance from others, tha
now thou rendterest unto tiem.
THE WtFE.---It is astottishiing to so(
how well a man inay live on a small in,
come, who las a handy and illdustriou
wife, Some men live and make a fai
better appearance on six or eight dollars t
week than others do on1 fif'teeni or eighteel
dollars. The man does his part well; bul
the wife is good for nothing. She will
even upbraid her itisbaiid for not livine
in as good style as her neighbor; whilt
the fault is entirely her owni....Iis neigh
bor has a neat, capable and industriom
w'ife, and that makes the diflerenee. li.
wife, on the other hld, is a whirlpool it<
which a great many silver clipsl might bc
thrown, nand the apprrance of the watei
would remain uncihanged. No Nicholm
the driver is there to restore the wastei
treasure. It is only ani insult Khr such r
w'omnan to talk to hier husband about lie
love and devotion.
No L.%n umE A.w1acA.--The lon
Mr. Wiithrop, of' Boston, who has recen.
lly retu rned from l-',urope, itildressilg t
political mieeting inl Funeuil iall, lasi
week, said:
"Ile had recently returned from othei
and distant lands. I Ic had stood in th
hallls of world-wide-rrmown; ie find stoo
in the hall where Chathai fell dead, whilt
vindicating, inl burning words of cOo,
itience, the cause of' the A inerican colon.
ies and of A merican fireedom. I Ie haI
been at ltu4inymede, where the boli bar
Mns wrung from King John the i1lagi
Chara.-i l ad tu ion of' Englanid. I <
had stood on1 the field of' Iannockburn
where the Bruce won the liberty of'Scot.
laud; and on the 4th of' ,tilv last, aiiC
the wild hills and mountain.s of' Switzer.
land...the land of Tell---he had in com.
pany with a compaiton and countryman
toasted once again his native aid beloved
land. But, amid all his wanderings, hi
hadt(] seen no land like his own land---no
hall like Fancuil Hall---no plains liki
those of Lexington---and no rock like tha
of' Plymiouth."'
A:%rEitCAN Ht int.-A writer thus dis
('our ses very sensibly, and to the point:
"Iook at tilie tiat6res-the people comt
rushillg in the middle of a pi ce; and he.
fure the 'uirtainl begiins to fidl, or the ta,
to be spoken, or the ioal e.xplaiined, u1
starts a hunIdred people ill a tremnendouw
hurry to get out, as if t heiri lives depend
ed on being somewhere else in two mini
utes ail a half. I Iw lmany fine effibet
inl a phay---how many chrf d'i rur.
inl a1 41oniierit hliave we sell ttelvy destrov,
ed bv this ill-maillariid and indenit haste
"Cross a ferrv, ad long hlbrie the boi
arrives, tvo. thits of ite liassenige'rs ir(
crowded at the he'ta ofthe boat, ready t(
jiump ashore, risking life and limb to sav
tell Secoldsof tilme...a child is knocket
overboard---a hoy's foot simashed, or
yoting mi an ini the firist bloom crippled f'o
Iif'e. Whiat matter! That mani now
walkigly leisu rely ump the street got a.
shor'e nearnl v halfI a iniute earl ierI than h<
would have dlone hand lie not run thet sam
r'isk a nildi icaus e il raps the a1ccidenlt.
"Get ito an onm iiuos, and withI one f'ool
on the step and the (Ither inside, lie d rive'.
pulls the dloor to', whiips his hior'ses, ami
youi are plitchied head firist into ai stout ohj
genltlemantil's dia ph ralgm, or settle dowi'
inito it senltimen'ltall lady's lap.
Nowi, what in the name of' wonderis
the cause of' all thlis---dlo we gain any-'
thling? No ! Do we enjoy aything in
this overlastinig rush? No! Do wie livi
longer or' die muore haappy? No!'"
How A MAN I Eals W~aENa UF. s DuUNK
----"Never was dlrunkl btut once ini myi
lifIe,"' said a ebap on01ce in my heatring,
"anid I never' mean to be again. Th'e
street seenied to be vei'y steep and I lif'tel
my~ feet at every' step as I was getti ng uj
stairs. Several eart-wheels were mnakint
re'volutions in my brains, and1( at one timt
it neiedl my head was a large caing'il
and turinhg estalishmenc~t , the liatles ol
wihichi I was keeping ini moitionl with myi
ownt feet. I would'nt conhcei~ vliat wasii
the reaisonl the town hadl turned inito siell
anl enlorimouis lill; and "liat niade it worst
wa1s thatt it seemiedl all the timie to lbe grow.
iiig hiighier and thgreatenedl to pitch ove'r onI
oild bill ye't, or at least, it shian 't head inai
I turnead r'ound to go dlowni and get iat thi
blottomi; tell me; if' it didn't tiurni right
round with me, hetad ing me all lie timue,
preseinting the high blunfl in fi'oiit of' mec.
WellI, sture einoiugh, the grounid flewt iup
and situck me on the forehe'ad; and as
soon as tile st ars cleared away, I comimen.
eed c.limliilng with my haiids and knees.
TheI next thing I saw ats a big briek
house coming full1 split rotnd a corner and(
I believe it rtun right over me, for I do n't
remember nny more.''
HOW TO CHOOSE 'A WI E
" A - place for everything and'6ve-ya
thing InIts place, "said the- patiiarch.to
hie daughter. "Select--a wife, my .: son,
who will nevor. stop ovef'a brbomstick.".
The son was obedient to .the ilesson
"Now,"said he, pleasantly on a gay May.
day, to one of his companIons, " I appoint
that broomstick to choose me aiwife.
The young lady who will not btepover:it
shall have the offer of my hand.'. Thoy
passed from the splendid saloon to the
grove ; some stumbled over 'the broom,
stick, and others jumped over it. At
length a young lady stooped and pint it in
its place. The promise was fulfilled ;
she became the wife of an educated and
wealthy young man, and he the husband
of a prudent, industrious, and lovely wifb.
He brought a fortune to her, and she
knew how to keep one. It was not easy
to decide which was under the greatest
i obligation ; both were rich, and each en.
riched the other.
Dow, Jr., discourses to the girls as
L follows:
"-My young maidens-I know you all
want to get married as soon as you enter
your teens but it is better to remain single
and live upon the cold soup of solitude,
than to be married to misery or wed to
wo-I have but a povertystricken opinion
of the major portion of our sex. They
are corrupted by the miscalled refine.
ments of age, so inflated with pride, so
foolish by fashion, so afraid of the soil on
which they tread, so given to cultivating
whiskers ard mustaches while their mor.
aIs are in a wretched state, for want of
w% ee(ing, and overgrown with hair, vani
ty and laziness, that scarcely one out of
twenty is any more to be trusted with a
wife, than a hog is with a garland of flow.
ers."
TIIE MOUSE IN LIQUOR,
The Juvenile Seciety, composed of a
large number of the youth in Rev. Dr.
Skinner's church, held their anniversary
in the Lecture--room, on the 8th of April
and were addressed by the Ion. Mr, rre
linhuysen, Mr. Blatchford, and other gen
tlemen, in a very interesting manner.
This branch of the N. Y. Cold water
A rmy is doing nobly.
from London, apologisd for much of the
folly of drunkards by the following story
of the Cat and the Mouse;
A mouse ranging about a brewery hap
pened to fall into one of the vats of beer,
was in imminent danger of drowning, and
appealed to a cat to help him out, The
eat replied it is a foolish request, for as
soon as I get out I shall ent you. The
mouse piteously, replied that fate would
be better than to be drowned in beer.
The cat lifled him outbut the fumes of beer
caused pussy to sneeze; the mouse took
refuge in his hole. The cat called upon
niousy to conc out-'You rascal, did you
not promise that I should eat you?"
"A i!" replied mousy, -4but you know
I was in liquor at the time."
A SING'LAn INCIDENT.-A late num
her of the New York Sun contained the
following advertisement:
" If the cahInn who brought a gentle
man to the Astor House, at about 11 o'clock
this morning (Monday) will call at the
ollice and leave word with either of the
clerks, at what street and- number lie
fhund the gentleman, he will he most
liberally rewarded."
This mysterious notice set everybody
wondering and guessing. Afler a fev
I days the mystery was solved by the
New York correspondent of a Boston
p)aper ; and the fitets, as he represents
them, make out a ease suchl as has rarely
occurredl inl Newl York or elsewhere.
It appears b'y the statement that a gen
tlemetn arrived in New York from Syra
cuse with 815,000, for thle purpose of
making purchases.---Hlaving selected his
goods anil got his drafis cashed, lhe started
ulof with three fine fellows (drummers)
I ulpon a sp~ree. Allecr getting pretty well
iexcited at a game of ten pins-nothing
1more-they explored the unknown re
gions nof Church and Leonard streets,
kepnt uap thme gmame for two or three days
-until at last our country merchant
fou Lnd himself, by some mysterious agen.
cy, leanmng over and area railinig in
Wa .lker street, anmd there all conscious.
ness6 left hiam, together with some 812,
000) an cash and $300 worth of jewvelry,
at 3 o'clock in tihe morning. Th'Ie first
returning dawn of reason hit him hard at
ab~out 10 o'clock on Monlday Morning,
when lie awoke in bed, and, glancing at
his under and only covering, discovered
its nmateriail to be coarse cotton, instead
offn ien ! which, operating (like a
brzandy sm asher) as an eye-opener, he
raised himaself, sane, and espied a very
ibir girl ironing at a side table, wvhile his
Iclothes were hanging upoa chairs before
t he lire. 'W ill you have the kindness to
tell mae, Miss, how thme deuce I came
here ?' 'Yes, sir :I saw you in Walker
st ree t ablout :i o'clock in the niorning,
clinlging to a lamup'post, and as you could'nt
name to ine your residence or dlestination,
I took the liberty' of bringing you to my
lodgimgs---[and of relieving me of the bal.
aince of miy monmey, thought he !]---Your
clothes w~ere soiled, as was your linen.
I have wvashled the one and cleaned the
others, and they will be ready in a few
miomlents.' 'I helieve I had a small sum
of mooney abjout ame last night, Miss' 'ejac.
ulated lhe, like te man conscione of his
owvn ruin. 'Not a very small sum, sir,'
she replied;-'but hermt sir, ith ~ the
watbh'.1iand .jewe
dressed himselfhin.h"
100 i.-note~int', herhand, 4s l
stair, Juhipediita 'ahbal:84,j*
at his retueht,' and Wasso0'A i~th*
Astoras r tist e derrat r
ng hiswondyful . -e po
audia friend inquiring-wher thissiui.
cre'ture:lived, that he .cursed-hiptupidW,
tY at not havin eta od ,.t'e 14.
tion n
A 'AHOR8E 8TQRLY
Mr. De la-.,- is-an eldqrly French
gentleman, of noble connections, but at.:
tered fortunes; he austains himself, bowz.
ever, in a handsome position . in' societ'y
by his talents,. and is withal a. rnodel oft
gentlemanly deportment and. fbeling... .He
not long sme bought a splendid looking
horse for one hundred.and fity dollara
which however proved to have- avery vile
trick of stumbling;.and after three narrow
escqpes of his neck, Monsieur was obliged
to request our auctioneer friend .o% include
the animal in his next sale. The ! orn
ing came, and the owner also, wasjn atj
tendance-from a conscientious .;notive,
however. The horse was o fine blood
admirable condition, and the biddinNti',
the owner's great tribulation,- becane.
quite spirited.
'Mon Dieu!' he uttered, ''tis rascala
shame for Me not to speak!'
'One hundred dollars..gong--goin ....
going; magnificen saddle horse,.and.kin4
in harness. One hundred-thank you.s
hundred and five-going-hundred an4
ten; sold for no fault-'
'Broke my neck tree .time,' said the,
scrupulous F renchman, in an agony, and
catching the auctioneer, by the skirt, the
company wandering, meanwhile, what
that tall figure behind the salesman. was
dancing about.'
'Hundred and fifteen-twenty-thank
you; sound in every particular, *ure of
gait apd warranted'
'No, po, no, not warranted!' groane4
Mopsieur. 'fop Dieu, 'tis swindalet
Knock him down without the hwidred.'
The auctioneer, however, conuidere4
that he should suller a* lhtje Oa possible
from it. He proceeded,
'Hundred and twenty-five"-...
'Ten dollars more for me, and stop tha
sale,' cried the French owner! but the
crowd only saw in him an anxious eomp.
titor, and they became more eager,
'Thank you, Monsieur,' continued the.
auctioneer. 'Hundred and thirty-five-.
forty,--forty-6ve-,-A#y-five..th Napole,
or: breed-.sixty',
'Diable! c'nest pqs honorable! Stop da
sale! You vas have constable wis mp.'
The excitement.of the tenacious ger..
tleman became extreme; and when the
hammer at length descended, leaving him
a handsome gainer by the sale, he stole
away to muse upop the gullibility of muen,
the haility of horse flesh,. and the great
probability of his being overhauled for
something dreadful and sent . to the State
Prison, at least! Pix hours-the extent
of the warrantee.-expired, ..however,
without the horse being returned, and
honsieur now rides a finer animal, withr
an easier conscience.
An exchange paper says:-"A Miss
Brown preaches in England in a state of'
somnambulism; Ip this country it is gen.
erall y the reverse-,the preacher is wide
a wake, and the audience asleep."
Tie Millerites have fixed upon another
day for the grand burst up of worldly af.,
fairs. It is to come in ?iay next, when
according to their calculations, the world
will be 6,000 years of age for certain,
and will take its freedom blow out. They.
are getting ready for It at Leroy, New
York.
STIR UP THEM MIUNKIEs. An exchange
gives the followving touching harangue,
delivered in a late menagerie scene.
This ladies and gentlemen, is the natu,
ral kanagaroo the animal what approaches
to man second only to the baboons it skips
about wvith much velocity on its hind legs
of which it has twvo from rock to rock,
It would be much more like man jf it
hadn't a tail but this defept It remedies
with much art. It eurles it gently Into
its waistcoat pocket anid nobody is any the
wiser. It feeds principally upon what
he can get, and is found In the island of
Ilorneo, which J have ma brother who was
born t here myself, Miy brother has often
seen tihe kangamoos as well as me feding
upon clams by the sea shore, admiring the
sweetness of the mneat and shaving them.
selvcs with the shell:, The kangaroo is
remarkable fbr his valise, which Is a nat,
ural decavity in his abdomen, into which
he puts hia kittens and is exceedingly
portable. These are the. guinea pig.
t&om the Island of' Guineat they are as
yellow as guineas, and cost one guinea
apiece.
Tua ETH~oPJaus.-Lucy Neal, 9ay4
an English paper, has returned, gftt a
sojourn of many months, to biig
where, It is to be hoped, she will pass ta
remainder of her days. Mp was ccom
painie~d by Mir. Daniel Tucker, iss
biary Blane, a large witso wal as
and other sable bares,W
Specie to a very large ateo~nt was a.
aiced ofF'by Bones and his nntmerous Ii.
strumrents,
"hiiss Seramphne, dq you write prose at
poet ry for the Mnagasine''""Nary..ans
-I writes alal hand.'

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