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All lette by mail mustbe paid to in.
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:04 THB NED(94PTRD EB
Smie erookshank wasi his mother's pride
and efatherll; rief. Havingno tase Ifor
lylgurg o, he ommen th te char
'ar> the ntia g entlemanll thi
ct set uparthlim, thle bonlest people
oeve seiorhood in which e .reseed
ca Ie tel;adte aver, in the home.
Iy lagae of the place, tha't it Attqed I.limn
1ik w'shirt -on a hoe handle.'.'
-gu the condition of a gentleman,, how.
ever desirous it may be in several respectE
is not entirely free from miseries and vex.
tion . It is expensive, without bc-ing
proftable;and is 'apt to produce envy,
itathout gaining respect. At least. such
is theonse in the country where the peo.
4,Imostly get their leaving by the sweat
d Ie brow, or by some active businiess
- ofession. But among other troubles
'ch'gentility brings, is that very pro.
valentdisease, called Dyspepsi,
_'?am Crcokshank proved that he had at
lgast one tio to the character -he had as.
mel h-e wvaN wofully troubled with the
esp grew lale and ivan; hi,
-bo bnes,.whielr had ever been a mosi
pitin pt. part of his face, seemed to pro.
jetftfiirtherthan over; his under lip, whieli
wps riatur6ally one of the rather pendan1
rt, Viuiv hung most lauckaduically down,
niid his.calliger gs whiph were nevei
.theleasflioticeable part of his person, be.
pout, if possible, more than ever,
in,' said the wondering neighbours
'What the torment ails you? you look foi
slV~Iith rld as ghastly and wo.begone a.
1I- e'got the dispepsery!' repliet
Tfiel ispepseryl' said farmer Whip
pletree, with a elok pf contprnt-hvwhal
might, that bell
'tWhat mougbt it be?' returned Sam
'whyjf(you do not know what the dys
pepsery is, you're no gentleman.
'Ijope not, in all conscience,' replie
thearme, 'but I should elic to knowi
what sortof a thing this is you call thl
y,.its a kify4 Af p-sort %..f a com
'Umph! so it app'ears,'
*lt'sa kind of a-sort of a-as it wer<
-auer feeling, which I never felt in al
tiy ~,until I became a gentleiman.
"I' right dowvn gentleman's comn
plaint, thon. But what is it like?
'Lk!wyitslk omk notomy
of m - do t it ettr o itretty soon.
"Yo e make amonstrous pretty noto
my, ould'nt you? But hoqw does you
gentilly complaint feel?'
(Why, It makes me feel all over solem
choly and down-in-the-mouth like, asi
I dlet all my friends, . In short, Mr
Whippletree, it's a kirdf ofa-sort of au
affection of the somadi and indigestibh
no.fgifs, as it'were.'
TKIhe o ~plainrt is in your noggin' I've
nodih aid'the farmer, pointing to his
h esCi k~iit began there-but I cai
j~J~iomich for you, if that's al
~?~'e~caimd Sarn, 'can you cur<
i~g~1I~pny,' oulfl'd give any
~thei~bfathousand dollars i
~d from this.dreadfu
~ips~3v. thebo only drawback asi
IA'llrfte of both, your gentility an<
rrdi esery too, if ydu'll follow my
thra'jf~ink of it no howv at all,' re
n~~4~m pullingu p his false colla1
a twhiars-'Ihlke the life of a gen
1,lIout, if I could only get rid o
~t &ie dIspepsery.'.
~d twarkyou'lazy varmunt..
S'hnk of' that-4 do"a .n,'pni
~1~ny thing eld tliafydtill pro
ej tor, I$l stake.-ut .as .fo
yQpt y veto on that long ago,
~4gvyop up for one of the .Dev
ut6aesreturned the . farmer ani
(6~tJ i varlety' pf means ti
e phtint 'He ate largely c
;~tyonnoe pepper, horse.radisli
4ha'nund powerful condiment
eal 6dd 1 detVoe
st'nr na koy,
a Iloihtlil psd .hid tot ispdestitie
iipo o li~4 qua ttofIsefabbage,
,q$4ther in tys, didnowin the lcagaid,
'i, etingtliosgtinggs into
odi o u rt anod noush
tile.f s giilem ib'pssoD. On the
onstrayy, te.rtris edd In the ead,
io render hicomplaint worse and worse.
He niext lidrecoursetto all the root
qctors and doctresses, within,fiy miles.
took likeis allthe patelt medicines
he &sild hidr of-oih'panaceaa, the oath
oliconis, and the infallible' specifie'.He
even took a;nwspaper forthe sole-pur
pose oifreading the adyirtisarna~nte of new
and imporntn mdicines; and the certi
ficates. ofaonderful cures doe aipe.r
formed through the agency the-of uoot
after all, poor Sem-o 'Gentlemaft'enj'
as the neighbors onlled him had the
dyspepsia as bad assever.
But though hgogpat heartily bated all
study, a' fomnd t ohe , eschewed read
ing i general, ie acoidenly deried one
advantage from taking anewsaper. - In
looking, as usual, for infallible cures, he
chanced to meet with the followig recipe,
fromn a Down East paper.
'Take 1 o~r. Qamphor, 1 oz. Myrrh
pulverize and mix them together. Then
bore a holen the upper end of an axo
helve, sufficient to contain the mixture,
hich putin and stopolose. When this
has stood 26 hours in a warm place, it
will be fit for use."
Such was the sgbatance of- the eastern
recipe.-Blut the manner of using it Sam
did not much admire. It was no other
than this-namely, to get up every morn
ing before the sun, and use the axe-be
ginning moderately at first, and increas
ing the exercise by degrees, until the
hIeat produced by his, hands should dissolve
the ei.dtuo vwithin the helve; which ooz
ing through the wood, should enter the
pores of the skin, and so diafuge itelf
throug hui whole frame adding new life
has vigor to his enervated constitution.
"A ma~rraain take the WoR!' said Sam,
'if' twasn't for that, should'nt mind takia
the medicine at all.'
lie deblated. wvith hilmself- for some days
what to resolve upon. Though he dis
liked the mode of takung it, he had full
faith in the medIi!in, as he had in all sorts
of newspaper recipes. His father advis
ed him by all means to take it; and so
likewise did farmer Whippletree, and the
rest of his acquaintance. The neighbors,
wished, above all things, to see 'Geatle
man Sam' brought to labor again.
'IflI could only git the ingrediencics
into the pores of my hand without chop.
ping for it,' said Sam, 'I should'nt care.
But, however, wvork, or no work, I must
take it, for l'm persuaded it's the only
thing that'll cure mem'
He accordingly Iepared him an axe
strictly in the manner prescribed, not
omitting to set it in a warm place twenty
si hours befrec using. His father took
caeh that the instrument should be w ll
groundl; and that there should be no luck
of materials to work upon, assigned hitn
an acre of the priitive forest, thickly
covered with oaks, beeches, and maples,
to be cut dogn and wrought into fire wood.
'Condemn it!' said Sam, as he reached
the thick and lofty wod, this is a pretty
business for a gentleman! But jumping
Joseph, it's a good week's work to cut
down one of these trces, to say nothing of
chopping and spliting it up. And then
what the deuce has the ingrediencies in
the axe helve to do with the chopping, I
should i e to know. But howsomever,
as I said afore, that's nyther here nor
there: it's to set down in the newsprint,
and there's no disputing wha. that says.'
Sam now pulled off his gentleman's
coat, and fell too. lie worked according
to the recipe, with a degree of moderation
at first; nevrthleslcs he was obliged to
sluck away in order to recover his wind.
He tok special care, however, not to let
go of his axe for a minute, lest the handle
should cool, and thereby ho shouk' loose
the buenefit of what he had already done.
Besides getting out of breadth, his hands
began to get sore, and numerous blister
were seen elevating the skin like puff
'Consarn it all!' said Sam, as he sat
doIwn on a log to rest; 'this is a hard med
cine. I'd rather take three bushels of
the bitterest roots and herbs that over
I grew. This work will kill me, as sure as
I live. I may as well die with the dis
pepsary, as to he cut off in the prime of
.my days by chopping these infarnal big
trees. I'll give it up for a bad job. I
. never can endure these bloody blisters;
r besides i'm so tired 1 can scarce stand on
my feet, let alone pegging into the tree.
like a rotten red-headed woodpeckers
|Good bye to the chopuing! I say.'
SAs Sam said this, he shouldered his
-axe, and was about quitting the wood,
rwhen a deep voice came, as It were from
a hollow tree close lieside him, saying;
- 'S-a m! S-a-mi stir not an Inich, i f yotg
i do, the devil wvill have you for certain.
Work twvo hours to-day,' and to rniorrow
> e hero bright and early.'
f 'What!' exclaimed Sam, 'if the trees be
,gin to talk, it's time to look about me.'
SWith tht hn turned bank and fell to
thenoment is d
exclahned~i 'a led,9a14~ ~td~
Idn T read h ai7ro'6ha h
PmeC contda t'! rotly "'t
sign fornd y ghoar ' an iche
putoinoetion a f wronhtbs.1 teW:bf
atbdiotl i; in favor of his brothe Ferdin
The famous" y, thefrietid.$0 jiei
ton, determinel, prbit of' t U) et
which itshas b d wato
that followed by tfifu'Qme-1 t 1i-'
appeared in 1264.7Prom thenicaite'
been conclUdedihat the .i661ii:t :
was a return 'oftheoet of 1 64; h
this comet'imployed 292 years i acc6di.
plishing its.revolution round the sunignd
thus it'must ppea-r in 1 I82 tn5 lo4'rde;
mains to be seen whet!ie1he com'et will
conform to human provisions' or decei've
them; whether tie appearanco of jdentity
be a delusion, or the expression of a real
ity. At all everit, it is fitting attention
should be excited t an event which, if-it
be pealized, would be of very.great. aqro.
Amoy, CmNA.-Rev. H. A. Bro wn
writes, October, 16, that the efforts of-the
missionaries at their station, to instruct
the people in the-truths of Christianity. in
the chapel and elsewhere, had been:vig
orously prosecuted. .
He mentions an incident which shows
how the knolledge 9f t Gospel iscarri
ed to places which the miesionaries them.
selves have neyer visited: "Thigi, orgiing
we had a call.fron five - intellige.t men,
vrsiters to Ihe pitfjom a dlstrict perhaps
sixty miles distant-The. manifest an
intelligent inter ,tn learning something
about us, especial y in reference to books,
pot only for themselves, .lut for .their
neighbors. We gave them "an assort
ment, with some extra copies, as tley de
sired. From the sob6r chafacter and-lntelt
ligence of.these rmen,wefe6lstrong .con
fidence that the books will not be neglect
The Mountain Arabs, on the .sides of
Lebanon, though ,formerly regaded as
among iriw.iost unpromising subjects ol
Christian civilization, have recently shown
themselves capablse .of appreciating':the
efforts of American missio aries for their
spiritual andteriporil go*. The -lab r
of ReX. Meqas. eWhiting, Smith and Cal.
hodn, (brother of the Hon. Senator frorm
fassachusotts,) vith other associates,
have resulted in the conversion of many
of these "Ishmealites" to the Christian
faith. "Many of them may now," (saym
Mr. Whiting in a letter to the .American
Board,) "be qpen going out among their
of Arabic books," real Christian Colpor
teurs, circulating Bibles *id treligious
books among the millions speaking their
noble language, nany of whorrf are ali
ready prepared to read it- intelligently"
From the N . Picayune Extra, March .
A Week Laterrn IYgestee.
C(aL. BiscoE's CONFLleT MITH Guniit
L.a...The sleamship leyv. .Qrleans, Cap
tain Edward Auld, arrived,. at an early
hour this 'marnaing from Vera Cruz, hav
ing sailed thence on the 2d .inst.
Our accounts by the ship. ~France lefi
Lieut. Col. Biscoe and a small command
engaged with a party. of'guerrillas five
times their number. The isswe was as
wo anticipated; the guerrillas were dis
persed, but not without severe loss on our
part. The gallant Lieut.' Henderson
and twvelve men were killed on our side,
and the Mexican loss is supposed to have
been about the same. Col. Biscoe charged
the guerrillas thmre several -times. I'is
teams are said to have stampedoeand we
regret to say that the colonel was compel
led to leave his killed add ivounded'be.
hind and make his way to Cordova. *His
wagons, or the greater part ofthem, wvere
burned; the mules.a iere taken by the guer
rillas. Col. Biscoe reche rzb h
evening of the 22 ult. 9e9lzbth
The Free nietica inccoe that the
remamnsof Lieut. H'enidersonwere brought
back to Vera Cruz on the '1st of March,
by Captain Taylor company, Who volun
teered to go out, with Capts. Fairchild'and
Connolly, Lieuts. Pearson and Kelly, ol
the Louisiana volunteers, and Lieut. An.
derson, of the Georgia volunteers..
In the some pumnber hFree Ame.
rican we find the follot "to this
brave Louisiana soldier, wrifk ari
vato in~ Captahi Filrchild' ai
which we copy:':iT
To the Editor of the Free ...tc~
Lt. Henderson, of Capt. Felichild'slociu
isiana Mouited Men, died' on the'finid'd
battle as a hero. He wag eggqd pitizse
a brave soldier,a good officer, aid l St d
to the soldiers. Pride+9~evoeete-e~ .bii
heart; kind to the poor; h6 Is regretted by
all who knew him,. a~dareoay it .ii
be linpossible to'i ~ a e tfilhoja
canoy~oeonsioned ay,4 , --Hro
iaI~ aled onhs t'nd 9w
recei~ethoine' *hitcr 6d'eito
case1 We dci ot .think that.jJo
(bove inment o entS8ctte~iio~i
skoild take -him fromi rnt1 2
'mcli and dgain suthode Albd~~bt
We regret toQ in
panions .in rg ehnda Ista.
tion in sayilng that sa oh arp ie eati
Arnerican arr It rnal vi&hbd.'
cornplisedid lim hn inesr ay"
be, under theroi-umtaaejgjih an.
not be filedg arnd if w iioe i Bat'iir
we believe that hie willehtht 'ti
mnfo.eis ns a
bye auiigit aW
though the act' ~l~sh hii naa of.
the poudest arfny he o
Wifield Sott' hid nGmirg1 takes
leave officially lhe a;~l t 1
and their names o hek it of
farne's ceaui 'a will i11
with tears t;is- ar . gh. readt
his laira od'ier.?
lowing deseried dom a )a ii
estr.ta' brother Ofe I a h
companiori iri arnis nl~2 aash as
here intil1idayn ''
shas Inkkrhid thOi._1
'mmand n an duu am
lievedby a gene erit
- Gen. ashing had le N
cp; pnder any escort of D on'WP6
bla, to atteitd the nut
The latest'dates freni Q talmotq
the 17th'ul?~thaisie meI a~a8 of'h
19th thus s'ie tles
cefted frbm thelia' 6~oen~, u2 tco
Thisda' liat.see) .'wdpti
bad ari-ived, but thesehing aof Coness
asrgoing anverslowly a.6
beginnng to lose al'p'atien .
tor's correpeida says'he'shaflliiad'
the names of all lioe who bea pres
ted thbemyesand - bio the names ofs
those who have noty with the 'pinion Iu
regard to thle matter, of the States to whloh
the latter belong.
At the maceting o Monday last, thirty,
deputies were. presents though ge iniferg
from previova e tiers ot th~e crrespondeng
refrredtoethat moi-e thAn, ts'nudber
have presented themselves. and a ad
for action assoon asthero is4a 1ropect
a quorum. A commnunicatIon was re
ceivAd fronthe'Misser oflhteinal R~ela~
statin that he was t o
previous rneetin oh. mn brg an
sipch as ho 4an vooitetod~I,4
with. Letters 161W fra deputy,
substitute frornCollrna and fro i the mom.
ber 6f~ ajapa.
The former states thi s oed
was n ge ry'.(& his p~nia o b'e
qualifie before .he. tk hid as. hi4
design, he 0 propoed stri b at t e
A mercars, f order e oredI'
with his countign'en.---The A''otrik put
aslittl.faith n this poect we do; hs
that Santa Arina is att .rkin~ about Te.
bgacan there woyld'appeal but ittle'
as b's has the neceesary meanshe shosl4
repairto the seat ofgaeninent. It Pas
o ered to have the o n iu.n
formed, that he h4 been das
depy y to dischargehis d b a
tIre pace ofINdraza, eet4 t
He will, there
Thaeiated ae yr0 tk
bteep xadgoui~b J~~
Thedro ITsi~ti/$ I
ha ru - thed~thdMsi
min ng about ln-vea owInhar
ho wa ttoo t
la oh taidhis 1ae,
Wkfu '40ilVha nih he~ii
e ac Id f ty.
He'si sou i 't
drearlms.: -lhd netd f re
terribley ore d ivis land ii neai
6very joint;'ut _isapireiievas good,~atd
hitwas able t6eat hiomeat without either
.peppe r to reut
Hle Woul WTI,,howeveni hive declined
goingtd th fi d:ldit"ellee, voiceuwas
1till r1 t Isiiisi M. id the D6iI
seemed in hs hedatd imaginationr, ieqdg
to catch him. He once more, therefore,
took iis medicated-axe and Tepaired to the
forest. * ornw lo6geo than the
day, before, but so sore were his hand,:
that every stroke he struck gave him s.
vere Iama; and he' was once or twice on
the poiit of giving the matter up, when'
the same deep voice from the hollo.v tree
again warned him of the danger of such a
In sJprt.. Sam Crookshank repaired to
the wodfaFily; working longer and hard
er each day than the day pfoire, sleeping
soundly. at night, -and eating his meals
with a constant!y increasing appetite. His
hands by degrees became hardened to this
work, and his whole frame so strengthen
ed that he could labor from morning till
night without feeling halfas much fetigt.
ed as he endured the first day from a sin
gle hour's work.
'But what a plague ia the reason,' said
le, applying his nose to the axe belve.
'I can't smell the eamphire and the mur
rer oozing through, as the newspaper
said? I'm sure I've het the axe-helve
-nearly red hot every day for a month, and
yet I can't perceive ingrediences come
through at all. The pothecary must a
cheated me in the articles.'
Full of this idea. hoe vent to scold th
apothecary for putting him off with bad
medicines; when the latter throw his pes.
tie at his head, and called him a fool for
But though Sam could'nt perceive by
any outward signs that the medicine had
come through the axe-helve; yet, inas
much as he daily grew better by handling
the instrument, he finally concluded that
the virtue of the remedy had insensibly
the pores of his hand, and withoy hi.
knowing it difIuseditself over ki hole
He did not, however, relax his endeav
-ors, nor lay aside the medicated axe, un
til his acre of woodland was completely
chopped, and his dyspepsia most thorough
ly cured. He was of. his gentlemanly
pretensions; and is now one of the most
industrious young men in the neighbor.
Therm is one thing, however, which
seems to him not a little mysterious, and
that is the voice from the hollow tree.
But some of his neighbors are thought to
be wiser on that subject than he; and it is
shrewdly suspected that Jack Whipple
tree, a waggih son of t'he farmer above
mentioned, knows more about the voice
than the one that heard it. G.
STATUE OF JACKSON.-Our readers are
perhaps aware that there is a design on
fbot to erect, at Washington, a bronze
equestrian statue of ANDREW JACKSON.
A mong those who iotepd J9 present mod
els to the committee, is our ingenious and
enterprising fellowcitizen, Mr. CLARK
MILLS, who proceeded to Washington
yesterday afternoon on this errand.
The modlel of Mr. Vills has challenged
the admiration of all who have seenm it.
There is a spirit and Jife abo, it that
cannot bo surpassed. It represents the
General on horseback and in uniform, in
the api t' p akppwledgipg the salute of- a
body of troops whom hie is reviewing.
The attitude of the horse is exceedingly
spirited. He is. taken just at the moment
when he has been checked in full career,
andl thrown back upon his haunches-and
just, as if anticIpating the next movement,
he is turning to dash down the line. Sev
eral of the best horsemen of our city, who
have examined it, are of opinion that the
horse is free from all exception, and that
nothing could be more admirable thati the
attitude of the rider. We have seen the
engravings of the statue of Peter the Great
and of the Duke of Wellington, and net.
thier of them will compare, in point of spir
it and action, with this model. One pe
culiarity of this statue is, that it is self.
poised-while in that of Peter the Great
(where the attitude is similar to this) it
was necessary to fasten the tail of thme
horse to the rock, in order to retain him
in his rearing attitudle.
The conceptioni of this model is in~ the
highest degree creditable to Mr. Mills. If;
it does not secure the approval of the ceom
mittee, they must be exceedling difficult
to please." Theo artist acknowledges that
this is a labor of love with him, and that
it has engrossed his attention for a year
past. He took casts of the limbs of a
horse in the positions lhe has chosen, that
lhe nmight not be mistaken in the anatomy
of the animal. We really believe thqt
if the execution of this work is placed in
the hands of Mr. Mills, to be carried out
according to his design, ho will accom
plish an eqnestrian statpe more striking
and spirited than any wvhich has come to
our knowledge.-.mze. Ne.Wc
AN APPROACHING CoR'r.--If we can
giveany credit to the oninian nf carnato.