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Time Still Jlores Oil.
BY VAKK BENJAMIN.
Time still movp.s on, wiih noiseless pace,
And we are loiterers by the way,
Few win and many lose the race,
For which ihey struggle day by day ;
And even when ihe gaol is gained,
How seldom worth i he toil it seems
How lightly valued when obtained,
The prize that flattering Hope esteems!
Su bmissive to the winds of chance,
We toss on Life's inconstant sea;
This billow may our bark advance,
And that may leave it on the lee ;
This coast, which rises fair to view,
May thick be set with rocky mail,
And that which beetles o'er the blue,
Be safest for the shattered sail.
The cloud that, like a little hand,
Slow linger when the morning shines,
Expands its volume o'er the land,
Dark as the forest-sea of pines,
While ;hat which cast a vapory screen,
Before the azure realm of day,
Rolls upward from the lowland scene,
And from the mountain tops away.
Oh ! fond deceit ! to think the flight
Of time will lead to pleasures strange,
And ever bring some new defight
To minds that strive and sigh for change,
Within ourselves the secret lies,
Let seasons vary as they will ;
Our hearts would murmur, though our skies,
Were bright as those of Edon still.
A few years ago, two individuals were riding
from York tu London to attend a meeting of
the club to which they belonged. While on
the road they were thrown from the vehicle,
and both were killed. A friend of ours, trav
filing through England, not long since, read on
the tomb-stone which was erected over their
bodies the following lines :
Stranger! beneath this very stone,
Two comely men are laid,
Who started one day for the Club,
And finished with the Spade.
Another. The following may be seen in
ail English grave yard:
Here fast asleep, full six feet deep,
And seventy summers ripe, "
George Thomas lies, in hopes to Hie,
And smoktf another pipe.
All Operation oa Fowl.
A if day sint a very valuable hen of the
4rkn2 species, belonging t L- F- Allen, Eq ,
uf Bjack Hock, began to tlrou'n, and gave symp
Mms of being seriou'sby iudisposej. Thin be
observed by an old lady near by, she ex
amined br, and sox;n became convinced
the hen had taken some substance into her
$ rop, which was much distended, which defied
the powers of the organs of digestion. As the
only way of affording relief, an incision was
Wade to the br-at, the rrop taken out, and on
i i.p'yiiig jt of it contents, a piece of India1 rub
wa found at the lower part, whicli liad
aused all the mi.sthiefC This- was removed1
the crop placed back- again, and the incision
-p.d up, and when i'ht hrn was again- let
down in ihe yard, she immediately 'pitched bat
tle wjih dud flogged' two oher foVls, and we
are informed b a gen'lematr, who saw hfer a
day or two afir wards, that she was doing well.
Pnifesxiir Litsbeg, in hi " Familiar Letters
on Cueuiisiry," observes. "'flip quantity of
toap consumed by a nation would be no inac
curate measure whtreby to estimate its wealth
5M civilization." We now e.e the philosophy
of h$ Question ; " Haw are you. off for soap t"
The ftoyal Amphitheatre, London, has re
cently been the place of exhibition of the favor
ite horse of Napoleoil, called by his master
" Superb" novv thirty-eight years old and a
beautiful animal. We find the history of the
creature given as follows in an English jour
nal i This noble animal was captured by Gen
eral OrlofF, in 181 3j in the disastrous retreat
from Moscow. He was a great favorite with
the Emperor, and the companion of many of his
most successful campaigns. He remained in the
possession of Orloff, at St. Petersburgh, till
1834, when he was presented to the father of
iM. Tourniare (now here) then Director of the
Imperial Circus, and much esteemed for his
professional abilities; as well as respected for
his devotion to the memory of the late Emper
or. Orloff, in presenting him, liberally said,
" Jaques Tourniaire, you were greatly attached
to the late Emperor of France, and your attach
ment honors you. You are known to ba a
friend to horses ; and,- s'atisfied of the care he
will receive at your hands, to you I confide
this, my greatest favorite. Superb is too slight
for my use 1 have grown too heavy for him.
To sell him to a strange master is a fale 1 can
not think of subjecting him to. To you, there
fore, I entrust him; and, as you loved him to
whom he first belonged, you will, 1 am sure
cherish Superb for the memory of the owner,
as well as for his own sake. I his trust was
discharged with exemplary devotion by the el
der Tourniaire, who, on hts death, in IS39, left
him to his present owner, Mons. Tourniaire,
whose tenderness towards him is best evidenced
by his advanced age. Superb is a while, or
rather very light nrey. Arabian, and is sixteen
He is now incapable of much cx-1
ertion, and little is assigned him in the place
now being performed; but a is interesting to
see him introduced on the stage with one who
is the very resemblance of his once imperial
but long deceased master; and affecting to wit
ness him his ear still quick to the martial tone
of the war horn join riderless, in the mimic
procession of that extraordinary man, with
whom ho was a great favorite.
The following is an account of the number
of books, chapters, verses, words and letters
contained in the Old and New lestaments.
The calculator is said to have spent three years
of his life in forming this table :
Number of books,
" chapters, 929
" verses, 23,214
words, ' 592,439
" letters, 2,728,100
The middle book is Proverbs.
The middle chapter is Job, xxix.
The middle verse would be 11 Chronicles,
xx, 17, if there were a verse more, and verse
18. if there were a verse less.
The word and occurs 35,543 times.
The word Jehovah occurs 6.655.
The shortest verse is I Chronicles, i, 25.
The 21si verse of the 7th chapter of Ezra,
contains all the letters of the alphabet.
The 1 9th of the II Kings, and the 37th chap
ter of Isaiah, are alike.
Number of books,
Tho middle book is 11 ThessaioniarS.
' The middle chapter is Roman xnt if there
were a chapter more, and xiv if there were a
The middle verse is Acts xvi'r, 17,
The shortest verse is John xi, 35.
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS.
iNumber of books. G6
f chapters, 1,189
' V- rerses, 31,173
luteresting of n Lost Child.
'We larn that a little boy, the child of Wash
ington Hurt, near the Broad-ford, in Smythe
count V, Vra'.t aged two years last February,
wandered' from homer m the 27ih of last month,
nnd1 was not fitmd for five days. Diligent
search was mitde by large numbers of people,
Kumeijmes reachin, e learn, uar 200. The
child was at length found in the head' of a. hoi
low, rtnmin from Walker's' Mountain, and
about one mile from" home. It had sought a
Kheltcr undtr- the side of a log-, where, from ap
pearances, it must have been ihe whole time
H had a-bed' ol leaves-; near it wan h spring
from the log to the spring a paih was beaten,
where it had gone for water, which was the on
ly substance this child could have hid in all
this1 time. The cbhl knew ji s parents and ex
hibited nrjrgns of fear, and we learn is doing
well. How strangely has this child been pre
served and kept in life ? But for the supply f
water it must have perished. Wythcville 72c
publkan of the 8th inst.
A Perilous Balloon Ascent.
Mr. John Wise, the celebrated aeronaut, made
an ascent with his balloon Vesperus, on Satur
day jhe 4th itist., from Hollidaysburgh, Pa ,
which proved one of the most dangerous and
unfortunate he has yet experienced. In his
letter he says :
The balloon took a northerly direction, and
was ascending rapidly until I reached an alti
tude of about 4000 feet, where it encountered a
violent gale from the west, swinging to and fro,
and cracking the network at every surge. My
heart at once began to sicken at the idea of fal
ling away from the balloon at that height, with
nothing to protect me but the car and the net
work ; and the sensations and scene were ren
dered still more gloomy by the lowering ap
pearance of the Heavens in every direction, as
around and beneath the clouds appeared to be
discharging torrents ol rain and wind. 1 could
also see the valleys west of the Alleghany
mountains; where the sun was shedding down
its beams of light and life.
At this crisis ah expedient flashed across my
mind. The valve rope would at least bear a
hundred pounds, and i he top of the balloon be
ing equally strong, 1 threw ihe groatest part of
the weight of my body upon it. This necos
sarily opened the valve to its full extent, and
must soon bring tliu machine lb the ground.
But the velocity of tho wind, (being at the rate
of about 50 miles per hour,) carried me 1C miles
before 1 reached lerra firma. 1 threw out my
anchor, which grappled in a fence and capsized
it, and after bounding over the field it catighl
again in a fence and broke the rail. This con
cussion was so violent, and I finding myself dri
ving into a rugged pieie of timber land, 1 made
an aitempt to jump ovorboard into u ploughed
field ; but the balloon rose with a violent surge,
was caught in the hitch of tho ropes bv
one leg; fortunately, I grasped the drag rope in
an inverted position, thinking I would bang on
to that, if myeg should be released.
Having lost considerable ballast in the con
cussion, the balloon in a few moments dashed
me into the top of a high tree in a piece of
woodland; my leg still fast to the rigging of the
car. Hero 1 look a hitch to the limb of a tree,
and even succeeded in tying a firm knot. 1
now made a desperate effort to release my foot
from the car, which was tossing about inthe
tree top, and the squalls against the balloon
would draw the tree over, making me fearful
thai the top would be broken off. By a vio
lent kick 1 succeeded in releasing my fool; with
the loss of my boot, from the car.
A single rope still held it fast to the tree, and
after I got a foothold on the tree I secured the
valve cord in my hand; the squalls, however,
became stronger, until it broke the rope by
which I had lashed it to the tree top, with a
terrible crash, and jerked the valve rope thro'
my left hand, burning the skin to a crisp. The
balloon in a few moments dashed out of sight,
the car keeping it in tolerable trim."
The balloon and car descended tho same
evening, on the premises of a clergyman in the
interior of New York State !
Singular ai:d Melancholy IJexUh.
A respectable citizen of Mohawk,- Milcreek
township, Ohio.; named Medciras,- came to his
death a few days &incef in a" moot singular man
ner. The Cincinnati Message says, one day
last week he was engaged in writing a letter,
and accidentally pricked his finger under the
nail with a aieel pen. He paid no attention to
the wound at the time ; but in a few days after
wards the finger began to inflame and swell,
and spreading to the arm, he suffered the most
excruciating pains. Physicians were called,
but could not afford him relief, and on Monday,
he was seized with lock-jaw, with which terri
ble disease he died. We remember adds the
same paper, to have seen soma months ago, in
an Eastern paper, an uriicle warning the pub
lic against the use of a certain quality of blue
writing ink, which was said to be impregnated
with a poison almost as fatal as that of a rattle
snake. Goxild this gentleman's death hare
been caused by inuoculation into his system of
Sore Throat in Swine'.
Turn animals so affected, into an open pas
lure where there is fresh feed and ground to
root, li ia a disease resulting from confine
ment. Pounded charcoal mixed with food,
where pature cannot be had, or room for ex
ercise, is one of ihe. bsr preventives of dis
ease in swme.
We were once present a the dissection of a
hog which died of rhis disease The glands of
the throat were distended, olid there were also
in several places along tbu wind-pipe, spots of
a livid hue, covered with a bloody mucus; the
tongue likewise Appeared also affected, and was
swollen to tv: 'tee us natural size. The animal
had been kept in a confined situation, and whol
ly deprived of exercise and access to the
rrouncl. We believe the sore throat is not
common among hogs, in this climate, and nevr.r
perhaps where ilnine prime requeues are at
tended to exercise adnptedness of food.
TTIr. CSay's Xctter.
Below will be found a latter frdiri Mr. Clay
indicating the cotirse w'hichj having accepted
the Whjg nomination for the office of President
of the United States, he fuels bound l() pursue,
of abstaining from the acceptance of all invita
tions to attend polical assemblies. This deter
mination on his pait will, we are satisfied, he
approved by all his friends who duly consider
the circumstances in which lie is now placed.
To the Editors of the National Intelligencer !
Washington, May 3, 1844
Gentlemen : Prior to the commencement,
and during the progress of the journey; which
I have recently made to some of ihe Southern
States, I received numerous invitations to visit
my fellow eilizens at various points of the Uni
on. I was compelled to decline accepting the
greater number of them and; in most instances,
transmitted answers accordingly ; but as I may
have omitted to reply to some of theni; and as
others addressed to me may not have reached
me, to all such I request to be allowed; through
the .National Intelligencer, io communicate a
general and respectful answer, and to stdte the
ground on which I shall feel constrained to
place any similar iilvitaiions with which 1 may
be in future honored.
These popular demonstrations of friendship,
attachment, and confidence iowards me are
highly gratifying to my feelings, and are enti
tled to an expression of my profound and grate
ful acknowledgments. If it were suitable and
proper, in my judgment to mp.et assemblages of
my fellow-citizens on theso occasions, 1 would
embrace the opportunity with pleasure; and
should exchange friendly salutations with them
with a warmth and enthusiasm, on my pari, not
exceeded by their own. But an event of im
portance took place on the first insUhl ill Bal
timore. A Convention of Delegates from, the
Whig party, coming fro'm all parts of the Uni
ted Stales, acting in conformity with the well
ascertained wishes and sentiments of the Whigs
of the United States, has formally announced
my name as a candidate for the office of Pres
ident of the United States, aitd from a 'high
sense of duty, I have accepted the nomination.
It has been, moreover, ratified by another Con
vention, composed of Delegates from every part
of the United States ; who assembled on the 2d
instant in Baltimore; Beirig thus placed, with
my own consent, in1 ihe Altitude of a candidate
for that high office, I feel myself bound to re
spect and perform all the duties and obligations
which appertain to me in that character.
The election of a Chief Magistrate of a free,
great; and enlightened nation, is one of the gra
vost and most momentous functions which the
People can exercise. It is emphatically, and
ought to be exclusively, their own business.
Upon the wisdom of iheir choice depends the
preservation and soundness of free institutions;
and the welfare and prosperity of tlie'maelves.
In making it, they should bo free, impartial,
and wholly unbiassed by the conduct of a can
didate himself. Not only, in my opinion, is it
his duty to abstain from all selicitation, direct
or indirect, of their suffrages, but he should
avoid being voluntarily placed in situations to
seek, or in which he might be supposed to seek,
to influence their judgment.
Entertaning these views of what becomes a
candidate for the exalted office of President (it
the United Slates, 1 shall act in strict coiiform
iiy with them. Hereafter, and until the pend
ing Presidential election is decided, I cannot
accept or attend any public meeting of my fellow-citizens,
assembled in reference to that ob
ject, to which i have been or shall be invited.
It is my wish and intention, when 1 leave this
city, to return home as quietly and quickly a
possible, and,-employing myself in my private
business and affairs,-there to await the decision
of the Presidential election, acqu?escing in. it,
whatever it may be,- with' the most perfect sub
mission. I hope those who have honored me, with in
vitations to which 1 have not yet replied, and
those, who may have intended n the honor of
transmitting others, will accept, without disap
probation, this exposition of the motives by
which I am governed.
1 am, gentlemen, your friend and obedient
servant, 11. CLAY.
We find the following in Prentice's Louis
ville Journal" The Locofoco party now seems
loo Weak to stand. Will somebody be so good
as to hold it up long enough for us io knock it
Thirteen Bays under Ground.
A letter from Palermo, contains the follow
ing account of an event which occurred in the
recent earthquake at Cahanissetta, in Sicily.
In one of tle sulphuric mines of the Princ de
Trebbia, in the province of Caltanisselt, four
men were buried by its falling in upon them.
The. Prince immediately employed men to re
lease them, but their labor was continued for
13 days before the sufferers could be reached.
Three of them were found dead; but the fourth,
named Giacomo Paterna, was still alite,"
Some wag savs, that Texas is "the land of
the free, and the home o! the knave."
From the Intelligencer.
Oh ! how the locos do lampoon, "
The Whigs that hail that same old coon;"
That whipp'd ihe fo.t m forty, sore, 7$
Aiid will again iii forty-four ; "
They cati't remember now poor .-oU,
The epoch of their hick'ry poles.
And how since then, in glory's log, "?f
They madly worshipped ihe whole hig ! ',
Log cabins and hard cider too;
Have had their day it is mot true-; ' .i
Bill were they worse than Jacksiin pule
Adorn'd with broms and porter buwls I '
And if the Whigs did cut a shine,
And of a coon have made a si"n,
1 think the emblem now will suit;
As well as did the grunting brute---Hereafter
then, let loco saints
Of symbols make no inorb compUint;
Till from Ohm's ballot box,
The' drive their hog, we'll, drive th-'irjfot
A few vcars aj;o, the lord foco iieket of
Ohio wa headed by the picture of a hog, and
was voted by that party.
The Last. The case of a woman who on
her way to be hanged, borrowed a parasol n,
protect her complexion; is quoted as the last
case of female vanity.
The leaves of the Rhubarb plant contain
quantities of oxalic acid, and are puiMtnous:
The family of Mr. Havens, of New Bedford,
was poisoned by eating ilium boiled a greens',
a short time since. It is feared that two of hi.1
children will die.
Several sros frauds have been discovered in
mackerel imported from Halifax and the neigh
borhood. A few mackerel are put at each:
head of the barrel, and ihe rest is stones and
sea-weed. The mackerel have the inspector's
name where they we're packed, and whether
th'e frabd was perpetrated at the time of pack
ing, dr afterwards, is not known.
Times ol Tallin? food.
Nature has fixed no particular hours for eat
ing. When the mode of life is uniform, ii3
of great importance to adopt fixed hours; -wheiy
it is irregular, We ought to be guided by thoj
real warns of the system as dictated bv appe
A strong laboring rndit, engaged in hard work,,
will require food ofieiter and in larger quanti
ties than an indolent or sedentary man.
As a general rule, about five hours should?
elapse between one meal and another longer
if (he niode of life be indolent, shorter if it bo
When dirtfter is delayed seven or eight hour.
after breakfast, some slight refreshment should1
be taken between.
Young persons, when growing fast, require
more food and at shorter intervals, than those
do who have attained maturity.
Children under seven years of age, usually
need food nearly every three hours; a piece.of
bread will be a wholesome lunch, and a child
seldom cats breads to excess. 4
During. the first months of infancy there can
be no set times of giving nourishment. Th
best rule is to satisfy the real wants of the child,
but never tempt it to take food to still its crying
from pain when it is not hungry.
Those persons who eat a laic supper should
not lake breakfast till ono or two, hours afier
rising. Those who dine late, and eat nothing
afterwards, require breakfast soon after rising.
Persons. of a delicate constitution should nv
er exercise much before breakfast.
If exposure of any kind is to be incurred in
the morning, breakfast should always be taken
previously. The system h more susceptibl
of infection and of the influence of cold, miasma
fcc. in the morning before eating, than at any
Those who walk early will find great benefit
from taking a cracker or some little nourish
ment before going out.
Never go into a room of a morning, where
person is sick with a lever, before yon have t;i
ken nourishment of some kind & cup of cofTe
In setting out early to travel, a light break
fast before starting should always be taken ; it
is a great protection against cold, faligue and
In boarding schools for the young and grow
ing, early breakfast is an indispensable condi
tion to health. Children should not be kepi
without food in the morning nil they arc faint
Never eat a hearty supper just before retir
ing to rest.
It is injurious to eat when greatly heated or
fatigued, It would very much conduce to the
health of laboring men if they could rest fifteen
or twentv minuiea before dinnei.