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OKflCS ON UIRD ITRKGT, HKTVVnCN KIKJT AND MAIN.
TERM OF Till WK.StT.UN UNION.
Due jubsciihcr, one year, (in advance,) M 111
Kive subscribers, in a club, (in advance,) e(l
Ten subscribers in a club, (in advance',) with
one (o (lie getter up of the club, 13 00
RATES OK ADVERTISING.
Thi! folloivinR ar! the rates of Advertising in the
AnvKBTisixii. One ?qu:.ro, of 12 lines or less, one
insertion, one ilollai ; ecch snbseiptent ii.sPtlion 25
rents. Catds not exceeding ix lines, per year. $.".
Onesipiare per year, wit bout alteration. ill'; one fourth
ol column, $15; half a column, .'Sill; a whole ccl
uDin All notices, except marriage ami deaths, will be
chanted as adveit jement.
Attached to the Wr.8Ti:ntf l!Nins" ofiice is an ex
cellent BOOK AND J')ll OFKIL'X, tthcic all Job,
Hook, Pamphlet, Caul, and other I'linling, is executed
with neatness and di;:uitch, on lavotnlile terms.
f-Trl.ooking over some papers of one of our friend.',
the other day, we came ucics (he followinE piece of
poetry, which we arc permitted to pi.bli.ili. It as
Mrillen lo a Schoolmate, liventy years ago.
)h, home! beloved home, shall I ne'er again know I nee?
Fioiu the scenes or mr youth ile.lind ever to part,
And friends, where alfection has fondly enchained mo.
Can I press Hice no more to my sorrowing Iieai t'J
Kemember them, ye, I remember (hem well,
They are days of vnchaijt.neut that ne'er can return,
And deep in my heart do I treasure the spell,
And oft d rop a tear on their funeral urn.
Oh! wcic they not swee'?and do you, loo, remember,
The hcaiilil-,1 jnden we treasured so mitcli?
'Ttvas summer time, then, but the bla.t of December
Soon came, uud the roues nil died at its touch.
And do you, t il, remember the dear happy faces
That crowded the bench 'iieath the apple lice, there?
'Ti true Ihey me gone, but my memory (races
i'.ach feature and oicc in that varied pailene.
And do you, loo, remember when fou.liy comcisins,
As childieu, we roved thro' lhclio.ci- coveted glun?
And obi liotv delijiiied we tve.e in reln-ai -ii,
The innocent hymn., (hat enchanted lis then?
And do you, too, remember the iirf.intiue prayers,
Tile bed at wlioe foot nielli and in irinii;; we kuel ?
Ala.', could I buy wi ll an ocean of tears,
A spirit as puie at at thai lime I 1.0 . t
Those moments arc lied, hot the fond recollection,
The bliss that the thought of Iho.e days can impait,
!a:io:i!y expire w ith the power of iilh-ction,
Cr.'i uiouliier ulone with the u.oiiM'iihg ol hcuit.
A f.Ln tleirtatl of lluiiiiib.il li;n pit-pared
lilt following s llopsi ,ol lliu draft of il IICW
cou.titution of Missouri, which we copy
from the hi. Lo..i.s Uuitm;
Thu draft coutaius ten urlicles being
three ut tides shorter than The old State
The lir.it article prescribes the bounda
ries ol the .State, us I hoy arc now recogni
zed, uud established by public authority.
The second article is copied from the ol.l
constitution. It divides the government,
us usual, into three departments legisla
tive, executive, ii ii'l judicial.
The third article relates to the legislative
department. It bases representation in the
legislature on population, no that every cit
izen can have an eiituil voice iu the legi.-da-tore,
iu the making of the laws by which
he is to be governed; and when u county is
entitled lo two or more representatives,
tiuch county is to Le divided into districts,
awl each district is to elect its own repre
sentatives. The remainder of the third ar
ticle is substantially the same us the corres
P'lridiiiji part .-.!' the old constitution.
The fourth article relates to llic execu
tive departments, and is substantially the I
same us tne :j:l'lly 'rt tM
constitution, except lhai ,.'."? o-veruor is to
bo elected for two years; iind aui..'on'" '
given to the h gislature to restrain 'tht c.',!
cculive in the improper exerci-c of the par-
tloninj power. The tahinet ollicers are to
bo established by law, mid will of course be !
elected by the people. j
The jiflll urticic lelales to thcjinlu-i.il de- ;
partinent, and is substaulitilly the sauie as
the corresponding part of the old coustitu- !
ion, except that the. judges are to be e'ect- ;
ed by the people, All id the present su-
prune and circuit judges are lu jo out of
olTiaj on the lir.-.l day of ()eccmber 1S51,1
whies will rcipiirc an election to take place
some ti me during next year, to elect a !
new set of Judges. j
The sixth article relates to schools, an I j
is substnnt'siily the same as thv correspond
ing part ol the old constitution. !
The seventh article relates to inteinul
improvements mid banking. The part in :
relation to internal improvements is copied
from the old constitution. Thy part in re
lation to bankingis entirely new. Il for
bids the State from owning any stock in
banks, and requires the stockholder of ev
ery bank to give ample security for the pay
ment in specie ofull bank bills which they
may issue or put in circulation) mid all laws
on the subject of banking, uro lo be gener
al, which will prevent monopolies and ex
clusive privilege from being granted by
Npecial chat tels.
The eighth arii lo cuiitit.nes the seat of
government at Jeirerson.
The ninth article contains tin usual pro-
Isions in relation to the manner in widen
tion of rights," us it is commonly it tiled, and
is suli-t;intially the faun: as the cot respond
ing part of 'he old constitution.
The lirsi fourteen section of the 'viched
ulu' contains the usual provisions for put
ting the (overnmetit into operation under
the new instrument.
The lil'leeiith section gives the legislature
power to sell out the stock owned by the
Stale in the bank, which amounts to about
A part of the licit proceeds of the sales
of the bank stock is appropriated on objects
ofinternal improvement, which 1 will make
a miitterof separate communication us soon
The foregoing draft of a new constitu
tion was siilitnitted to the Legislature sit its
hist yeis'ii'ii, an I will again be brought be
fore the I.egilatuie at its next session lor
further proceedings'. The subject seems to
be attracting n great deal of attention in
Mime portions ol the State. Copies of the
whole draft can be found iu the possession
of tlic eiieuit Court of each county, and in
the pi.'viessiot: of llic newly elected men
burs of the Legislature. Any person, there
lore, wlio wishes to see the whole instru
ment, can do so by applying to n.iy of these
I!i:i.i. liino. One meets in the forests
of Guyana n bird much celebrated with
the Spaniards, called ro.wmw, or beil
bird. Its voice is loud anJ ;I!:1" " ibe
sound of a bell, it may be lierd at the dis
tanee of a league. .No song, no otuid can
occasion t!iu iiit itii t'l n ml pr .l .' '" I by
the tinkling of the lumiuncra. IFo sings
morning and evening like most other li.'rds,
at mid-day lui sings also. A stroke of t.'te
bell is heard, a pause of a minute en;ues ;
second tinkling, uud a pause of the same
duration is repeated i finally, it third ring
ing followed by a silence of six or eight
minutes. " AcliCDii," says an entlini..'stic
traveler. ' would halt iu the heat of ch:i..e,
O. phcus would li-t fall his bile to listen ;
so novel, sweet, an I romantic i the rilvor
tinkling of the snow white cmnjxincro."
This bird is about the size of a jay j mini
its head ari.cssi conical tube nl'ab.uit ihice
inches long, of a brilliant black, spotted
with small while feathers, which couiinuui
rules with the palate, n id which, wh-n
itdlaled with air, re etnbles an ear of corn.
"I'll r. Cow Thke. On tint patched side
ol ii rock on the mountains of Vi ue.uela
grows ;i tree with dry an ! leathery foliage,
ili large woiuly root-, scarcely pcuctiuli.ig
into fie I'oiuid. lor several mouth. In
the year in leaves n:e tint nioi .lene I hv ii
shovser, ils brandies look as if (hcv were
de id nil I witliiled; but when the trunk is
buied, a bland and nourishing miik ll iws
11 I i it. It is ill Mill rise that the vegetable
onntaiu llows ino.-t freely. At that tinie,
the blacks and natives arc seen coining
from all pails, provided with luge bowls
to receive the milk, which grows yellow
and thickens at ils surface. Some eniplv
their vessel i mi the spot, while ol hers curry
them to their children. One iniiiines
be sees the family of a shepherd who is di,
tributiug the milk of his llock. It is named
the pah tic vum or cow tree.
Dr. JuhliMin once proposed that all
matches should be made by the Lord Chan
cellor, iillirming that the result would be
(pule us great an amount ol domestic
piness us is produced by the actual
A cousin geruiiin is the son or daughter
of your mini or uncle j the term is derived
from the Latin germauus one nearly re
lated. .Napoleon, during his military caieer,
fought sixty ba'.tles j Cicsar fought but fifty.
LSiu.shiug is occasioned by an increased
a'I'on of the heart from excitement, or
u,, 'ion Ci ""' kind; there is cotiscpicnlly
no' uieatH o.r i.rv.-.-!' lluoti, which
is, generally l: 1 la ,,, ilruiS-
in-' to the sullerer than in.-!"1" i
3 .. ... . .. ... . ,
The liuest cosmetic wa know ol i. l'ul'.
rising, exercise iu tne open air, temper..nce
in ealiug and drinking, cleaulinuss, and
last though nut least, perpel'.i .1 good hu
mor. Keep your face with a sniilc '-n it,
as smiles are easily implanted" cuiiiviuion
on ill - hutiKtii by countenance.
A tier...;... writer iu the Daily Acus says
" 1 happened lo be ai Colonge whet.
OciiHiiit llaynau arrived. 1 witnessed I hu
horror marked on every coiuiteiiaiice us he
p.i.sed through the lrcols. To ihe credit
of th. cabmen ol Cologne, they one and
till refused lo drive "le liorrraii Antrccian,"
and he Wiistorced lo walk lo the station.
It is stated that ii new locomotive en
gine, on an improved principle, litis lately
been manufactured at the Ureut Northern
Works, Boston, which the makers warrant
will run thu distance from Uosion to Lon
don, one hundred and eight miles, with six
carriages und two breaks, the usual express
train, in one, hour an I thirty minutes. Thi-s
is at the rate uf seventy -foul uiiie.i un hour.
Tiie engine, will be ready for trial in a ve
ry short time lime Journal.
In t'uo arctic regions, when the ther
mometer is below zero, persons can con-
verso more than a mile distant. JJr. Jam
eson assert that ho heard every word of
9 sermon at the distance of two miles.
CITY OF HANNIBAL,
Stratford Mysteries Onso More. 1
Wis liillttiH f 'Hawing Communication upon
this sii'ojcut, iii the New llavun IJ.i'y Journal
iind Courier, el'Set ii'dii
",Mi'i.i, IMiturs: Si many wishes hv
Leon expressed that i should c,ivo b fuller statu
meat tliuu w is m ile in a j. Hit coinniiiiiiejtiun
from my cleric il friends ami myself in your
paper of the I'.Hli of tin) mysterious plionnina
tia tli.it e.iine under our oliscrvatioii during a
recent visit ta btratford, that in spilo of lliu cry
o "Aumbug and CKlluaivn," wont that come
more grac fully from l!in uiuiitli nf a fool tlian
from the lips ol a plnlosnptier i uu, inJuceJ
to present thu fullo.viiig facts. To soir.o of
(huso wo enrich es wero w ilnesses. l'or oth
ers, w Invo (lie tastiiiKiny of gentlemen on
who.e. nulliority the fullest reliance in.iy bu
placed, mid Wouie veracity we slioiil.l no soon
er ipieslion t Ii ill rve tionld d.iubt the evidence
of eu r o iv n senses. TIih lirt circumstance 1
statu on the evidence of Dr. Phelps himself, a
gentium in whoso ne, uud iiUepeml lice, etui
relation Id socictj uud the thiireh, place him
far above suspisioti, Jn.t liel'oni our arrival
at his buiiutiful residuiice, the Dr. had been
u riling at a table, uid In I turned Irjin it a mo
ment for some purpose. On resuming; Ins po
sition t a vvrilu iijua, ho found upon thu table a
hull' sheet of paper, which he hud just left llll-'
touched ntul iiusniled, rovereit witli n strange
lnuking spceimcn of chirography, atnl the ink
still wet. il.) whs the only occupant of tint
room, ami how thu writing could have been
placed there, it. the brief spue of limit his
back w as turned, is unaccountable. This is
(nit one in. t. nice in a dozen of similar character.
Articles of every kind were thrown about the
roonviu most u.hnir.ilile confusion, and from
positions which furbi.1 tlin supposition lh.it they
were thrown by any ineinbcl of his family
and the supposition that lliey could have been
III row u by uny one concealed in some unseen
corner involves more difficulty than to believe
I 'ill this the result of superhuman agency, l'if
ty six articles weru n! one tune picked up
whieh hail been hurled at sutno dev "ted hcml,
ind otn! of them a briokbut, which was seen to
lnil i'ioiii itm surface of a lar'ii miiror, uiul
come violiMitly up ui the 11 lor. Litters were
seen 1 1 drop from the eeiliii', and vegetable
,, ilitmees willi liii:rol) phios to cmerue from
l,H vr liurp upon llie carpet to rhiidi the
r)a( " directol. Valuable
maiiilscripts, v.'l'ieh w ire entire on ttio inoriumj
of our arrivJl, '!'' whieli cotilnoeil the recerds
i.f ..11 the str.i'i'u'0 o. -airrences nfltie tat.1 six
monlbs. were found destroyed, niid our lirst u,
himself. Since our return. I learn
from one ul the family that othh." p'ipers rei..or,tf
to lliem ".pii-ituai e.iiioilliics.'l-1 Were
f.urul in a ilra .vi'l on lire, and liti.'" b'-siiles
iln-ir aslies left to p.rm o their pnvi uu' .'X
t -nci'. Whilo we were there the conteti.'s
Hi" pm'ry were i-mptied int'i the kitchen, ''
Ii "' of s ill. Ii-i-.vare, mi'! be.i i -r culinary inti- J
elcs were thrown in a prorniciiont licip upon
lliiillior with u loud and sl.ulliiu lioi.i .
I, o iw. of delirious ca'.-e were scattered about
the boii.e, ntul articles of ctotliini; removed
from closets and drawer, in spite of bolts ami
locks, and found lyim; in unwonted places, nrd
somt'times dive-de.l id lbrir clioiee-st uriiatiienls.
i Thu Iarj;e knocker nf the outside donr woidl
' thunder is fearful tones through the loud re-
soninlinj; hall, nun. indlul of the vain but r it; itl
scrutiny to wtiieh it was subjected by inrredti
lotis and curious men, ntul continue its iineirlli
ly "rappings" iu spite of the mot abusive
skepticism. Chairs wctild deliberately move
across the room, unimpeded by ut.y visible
agency. Heavy marble-top tables would
poise 'liemsi-Ives upon two lcejs, and then fall
with tlu ir contents to tho Ib.cr. no human be
ing w ithin six feet of them. Missiles of viri
ons kinds would seem to start from space. Mill
dash (hrotiidi costly pans of glass. Silver
spoons ami forks would be doubled up in n mo
ment like lo much straw, mid nonet unes hurl
ed at the bend of some unconscious guest.
Such nro a few of the thousand and one fan
tastio tricks of the "spirit" rairue of thi ill
fated house; tricks that cut rival thu far-famed
feat of Last Indian jugglery.
Mils. Pautixuton , Piivsioi.iuiisr.
Joshua inquired of his mother-in la w, Airs.
Partington, how ;di.. liked Dr. Whiting's
lecture yesterday ( " Ah Josh," said the
old lady, with enthusiasm, "it succeeded my
mo-.t sanguinary expectorations."
" Tell mo all about it, mother," contin
ued Joshua, coaxingly.
The old hi ly g ive a side look, uud re
marked that " When the Ihietor mounted
jjj roo.1' ttn'i be dwell on the cause which
debilitate Inv; catastrophe, and throws thu
chimerical lluid i.'.-r....'.'!1' '" 'l"educts, pre
poiiileralesthe diaphragm, thereby upset
tin" the carbuncles on tint bfk l"b" '! the
spinal throax. The dropsical pabulum then
V I Vt'lilU S Ml H il CI 1. 1 "III (I I mi..M'iii'o"o I'm-
j j,!,,,,,.!: nposln-pho into the ;
; ,, ,-ow the gastric '''iot !
, n),,,a pW1,r,s, and then ilctertoratcs in-:
I ,:,e,iii,iii ,,f blind sta""crs. Should!
reiterates into a ih.iginai prespi, iniou, pat
lo a pi e pa i ! i ion uuuu . .........
the annual ci-tern become inhituale.l, the
liver c.uilodes. In this case, tho vital m-
stinei h. (-(lines degi-nertited ntul
" Never mind the rest," s.ud Jo-hua,
makiti" for ihe door ;" I "iicss that'll do.
si "n ii ...-.I. t
lilis. I. Wl icil iki ii'isu iiii mi i.'nniii
... '....I i...
woolen htoitkin '. Muslim 1'ust.
It Is not known from whence wo first
received tho cultivated apple. In the re -
port of the Loudon Horticultural Society
the names of between lourteeii and fifteen
hundred varieties may be found.
It belongs only tn lillle minds, .....I such
as move in a n .now sphere, to bo decided
and o'linionaied. Tin. farther we extend
1 .... . ., .
our iirogros. in hie, nnd mo more wo on
serve upon society at larp-e, tho nioro cau
lions do we become of pronouncing judg
incut on others.
MO., NOVEMBER 7, 1850.
Thu Paris correspoudelit of the London
Times, in giving a description of the recent
tour of the President of I'riiitcc, thus i!e
scribes the illumination of the stupendous
cathedral tit SJtrasburg:
"About 10 o'clock u small opening was
seen among thu clouds in the distant bori
.on, and n gentle streak of mild light show
ed that the moon was about to riu. At
this moment the point of light which was
ob-erved on the verv summit of the .Vuis-
ter, became larger und hliirhtcr, and iu a
few. seconds n buist of pure dazzling light
in one over me city, ana as soon as the eye
was able to endure She splendor, n vision
of beauty arose upon it, which far surpass
ed all it had us tl beheld. You are aware
that the spire ol the Cathedral of .Stiadjiuo
is the highest hi the world, rising -17 1 leet
above the pavement, .'; feet hinder than
the great Pyramid of 1'gypt, and 1 V) leet
higher than St. Paul's." This wonderful
structure is one piece of uiry open-work,
and the stone-work is so completely apart,
ihe pillars supporting it all lite way up so
thin, that the eye can see through it as thro'
lite lines, lace. With ils tracery so elabo
rate, rising in a net-work of detached ar
cades and liny pillars, it looks like a rich
open screen, or marble woven into thu
most graceful forms, to cover the gigantic
mass beneath it. In a few moments ul'ter
the bursting of the ball of light that had
hitherto been stationary at the very point
ol ibis ouster-piece of tin, the w hole of the
interior givw gradually into a lui.e of radi
ance, and then blazed out into one sheet of
llame that assumed successively every color
of the rainbow. Thu rich ciimson blaze
was the most brilliant thai can be imagin
ed; and wlnm it assumed the more intense,
glow' of lltiue, you might fancy it was some
volcano whoso sides, unable to restrain the
terrible (dement, thai raged within it, bad
stidden'y burst, tin I you beheld through the
inlet -slices the billows of fire in all liit-ii fu
ry. The shifts, the pillars, the arches, the
tracery, the whole of the ornaments of the
spire were m plainly wsiblo in all
their detail, as il'yoii were standing clo-c to
them; uud ill the interior you In held
moving nl-nut human figures who appear
ed to glide along a plane of light, which,
when played on by the night air, rellecied
at each moment a n -w variety ol glory.
I-'roui the summit of the spire an I each of
the four lowers lower down, shot forth
balls ol 11 ime that gave out the most daz
zling light, wlii e the interior varied each
uioitii tit in color. This wonderful di-play
lasted until all, nit ll o eloeK, ulidi, alter
i.tic lalgusli ol'light Ii 1 1 1 1 1 beticaih the cross
on tin- very top of the spire, and another
slid mote brilliant It'oiu the interior, the
whole .. uttk into darkness,"
l'rom the "Soiiilurr. Literary Menacngcr."
Passages in the Virginia Legislature.
J'iom Twenty h I iJi'J it" Si'Mc-f, to.
A Mr. Lee, member ef thu ltoilso of Del
egales, wore a wig, with a lonj; ipietic, in tlie
obi fashion. A wanyisli brother member ( Rob
erta of Culpepper) ( no day suw Lee wri(;c,lire
in Ids scat, and trying to catch the speaker's
eye, that lie illicit rise and male a speech.
It. dexterously tied the, iiieiio to the hib back
uf the bench, on w hich L. sat and uuh a
all that llutise lat on, till w ithin the last ten
or twelve years. The next liniment, a favora
ble jnnoairo came, tun! Air. Lee rose eagerly,
exciaiinin( " Mr. Speaker !" but hi wij; came
oil"; and, t iruingto Roberts, ho in the same
breath cried out, " You're a fool 1"
The House roared, uf course.
A member, before Ihe convention al in
to amend the Constitution of Virginia, used to
ay that he could write a netier constitution
than the old one,
with a lire-cual, upon u j
W lien the Virginia school-system, such as it is,
it-.n iitoler di.cussiiin. tjeneral HreckeuritL'e ,
wished the disposabbi funds laiJ out in a lini- I
vcrsltv, and college: Mr. Doddri.lee, in Prim- l
ary School), for teachitii; rudiments. A they
I sat together cte day iu Ihe II. of I)., an old
' inemner naineu n -, iiiiihiii n speccii,
meiiti uned " the suv-e-rati-ity of the Slates."
Said Hr ickenride aside to Doddridge, " I think
that's stroll); argument in favor of n Universi
ty." ' No," replied D., " I think it is a
stronger one fur Primi.ry Schools,"
Mr. DotMrhle Was once in thu chair j and,
there hriti'? i.o business eoini on, nulled out
- - .
''" S!'"1"; ""'I,. ? !
7;;vr,nt ,rV U VM ufon tho'labU."
M ,iastil . ,ll(jait:sl In notes into bis
. . -i ..i-i, ii,.nii from U.cli
. ll0l.i,e, uuJ ,,,,,1
The gentleman from liath
' oul 0f (i Jer!"
i A bashful member (from Angiitis I think)
; rose to make Ins maiueu speecn, on some iocui
I nuuntion inlereli:ig to bis eonttituunU, und be-
Me SneAur' what sin 1 savliiit.v
nonsliniHiiU?" and then, unable lo utter anoth-
I ..r . II .1.1.. .1,.., d .villi Una aimrt. in the Uinta
: stupeLctiuti ol terror.
1 (ion. Ulaukburn, leaning f.n ward in hi scat,
, "aid in a whisper audible to the whole house,
I " ' a. you m . ' '"" ,
: j''r victim ol bt.sl.fu i.e.. sunk down upon the
bench, and never attempted to ncuU otter-
! - ,
! Hooks give thi same tone to our thnugls
I . . tk.it nir ni-trl '.II
- , aim ..y ui icsU.....s ......
- ' companv do to our behavior and conversa -
- 1 tion, without our even being sensible, of
Tins Waiisaw Witio. We feel concern
e l to sec rT stated in the last number re
ceived of this paper, that its patronage, is
inadequate to its support.
The editor unuounces that unless better
sustained, il will, in one mouth more bet
, discontinued, i-'esv papers in this country, j
anywhere, have been better conducted than
the Warsaw Whig, an I if the citizen of
I'enton and the surrounding district per
mit it thus to die of inani.iou, v. e idtall
think but lightly either of their liberality
or mtelhc;cnce. 1 he tst. I.ouu papers are
however, curtailing the circulation of the
country papers', and to the prcjudico of the
people themselves. When will those lat
ter hccouie. persuaded of tiie fact, that a
good home paper is of far more value to
them than any distant paper can be? It
a I, me can promote houw inteie-ls and dif
fuse home intelligence, an I should be leg-.ud-id
a a necessity.
Vet we sec paper after paper, through
out the country, being abandoned lor want
of sullicienl support. This a matter id
serious regret, un.l what should not be.
We have received the second number of
a curious lillle paper just started in Phila
delphia, called " Hague. L'nited States Ho
roscope." It is devoted to ttmjuring. The
following is an extract from the Horo
scope: Tito Moons Intuonco.
To i rove the wonderful occult power
which the (JtiiiiX of heaven ihe ISmhiikss of
thu night, possesses over the vegetable
Creation pr. ceed as follows:
Take any given ip.rimity of common
peas, divide them into four parts, kcciiing
each part separate. Then on any spot of
ground lit for vegetation, when the sea
son apiiroaeh'.'s sow tlieiV. pircil on the
.. ' 1 . , , .. i i.
or .sy.t irroy ol lae i iv .11 me a..cor.i
ptircel sow ue.ir tlie sauu spot on Vm Jinl
or xcrimd tiny of lliu Hivund (l inrlt r; the
third so w on the si atml or (7.r. day before,
the fid! .1J,:; and, lastly, sow the fourth
parcel on the second or .. d w before the
Moon is out. Thcyi-.v parcel, sown under
the new M:i:t, will gro-.v very fa -t, and
blossom una lu a uifiiliv, but will not
bear fi nil : the second will blossom and bear
verv little; the third parcel wilt not only
blossom beautifully, but bear fruit in iibim
diiiice; itud tiie Jimrth atid last parcel will
scaicely rise Ii .iii the ground. All fruit
trees set at the new M,m blossom but never
bear frttit, wh'lst all others set thrf days
before thu full bear abundantly; and iu
priming trees the .same elU-cts occur; for
trees pruned at the new Mrm , will shoot
forth branch,' , but are unbearable, and if
pruned at the lull will, be pro'iilic.
The Liberia Advocate mentions that the
New Jersey Colonization Society have ap
pointed two citizens of Libei ia to explore
that part of Africa lying between the uioiilh
of llic St. John's river mid the mountains
that form the dividing ridge between the
valleys of the .Niger an I St. Johns rivers;
and to select and purchase a site for a New
Jersey si tllemeut at some point iu the high
and healthy interior, lint less than llll or III
miles from the sea coast.
Curtis tells tn that if a canary be hung
in its cage tit the head ol a bed with close
curtains, occupied by two persons, in the
morning il will be found dead.
Forty thousand Idlers arc received an
nually iit the post-ollico iu Ciiiciutiali for
Ihe Herman population of that city, and
the postage collected on them ii tjl 1,(11111.
The turtle and the tortoise belong to the
miiiic group of reptiles ; in fact, the tin tie
is a io:trattnc tortoi-c, with wehlicil led,
which principally inhabits the water, and
-(s ,,!.. j",
omul occasionally o:i the laud.
ITlpThc Loudon Daily News says that
"nearly one-half of the population of l'.ii"-
hind mid Wales lire unable lo rand or write
A largo popul.ili'iti of the other half have.
received Ihe scantiest instruction. Desti
tution, vicc,iitid crime abound because the
people are untaught. The jails and work
houses tire full.
A protracted meeting of the Presbyte
rian church, will commence (it Titllv on
Thursday the 1 1 ill of .ovcmber next. j
Clinton Ji' jmrlcr,
The Liudn.at.ia here furnishes food I
the l.i.lo. ,.per-',WA l.a got up
cut representing Jenny as the hr.t (nc
of America, and the Vaiil.ce.s im vitiir ho
ol America, ami the l iiiil.ees paying horn- .
iige to her, and crowning her with garlands t
i ol ohacco stiioue, wiuiu io enliven ,ue
scene, a little jjirl is handing lu'f a ijiu '
1 A Mr. Howei, of lloston, htii discovered
, i i , . i t
a itioccss bv wllicll a da"ueireoty i-e, id;
: luiuialurii size, may he m:i''mhed lo the
' xi'o of life, or bit-"er. uud l'ellected lllioll n
j canvass, or uny other llil prepared sub-
, stance, so that ' an tulist ma) scut himself
iu.mu it, und paint il us It up pears. Cin.
... , , . . . .. ,
! . An ..ivcittou has been patented, cu led
, the Autographic Press, by which a letter
, wr.tten on prepared paper can bo ranster-
Vit V fl khr.rl lir.tr'psu to n mhtnlllC lllille.
-j - , .
, from which any number of cople may bo
, taken afterwards on common paper, and by
The First American Census.
We have been permitted" to exuuiiue tlul
copy of an ancient and valuable record,
which show the population and properly
of Virginia iu the year lOWJl. Thi census
gives "the muster of tho inhabitant" if
each of the corporations and plantations ex
isting at tlcit date. This inclulci the
names, age, and condition of tlie persons;
the date of their arrival iu the colony, with
the name of tho vessel in which they came
over. It also shows the slave and ser
vants, the pi .ninons, live slock, poultry,
arms and uiumuuiiiou, belonging to each,
l-'ivm this census it sppc.trs that slave had
been imported earlier than 102), which i
the period usually unsigned for their intro
diictioti into Virginia.
We have seen no work which will bo
more interesting to ibe historian or antiquu
ry, none which throws so much light up-o.-i
the customs and coaJition of the coun
try at so early n period. Those skilful in
genealogy, ot interrested in foreign inheri
tances, will no doubt examine the work
with pleasure. We will merely say for the
inl'orimitioii of that numerous and highly
respectable family lately assembled in con
vention, that the urine ef "Jennings" did
not occur, upon a very cursory iuve-;tiga-tion.
We find, however, tinny cmious
terms a iroviiiteJ to the period. Among
tho atiii. are "snappatices," flint locks,
matchlock," und "petronels." Tho ar
mor ciittsi ts of ''coals of male," "head-pieces,"
"bullae coat"," "oteele coats," and
"cor.slet." We observe the muster of "an
cient" ensign "Thomas Savage," $-c.--The.
aggregate popul.itiot. of Virginia was,
in KhJI, according to liii.s census, about
li.OoU Wash. HtiuWc.
inT'Wb take the 1'oll.nv ini; furious extract
from the MAoniug Ohio IuJ-.x. Tho Fugi
tive Slave 1J.II sccan to have driven some of
Ihe Northern peoplu beside themselves:
'I.M iMou.! IsiAMou..! The Fugitive Slave
La.v is not only one of Ihe most, but thu great
est iha'jjic.d outra-e, a a Law, that ever em
anated '.'rom (ho b inds of a h-.i.lativu body,
that professed to legislate for a tree tisuion, or
lor a natijti that ever prol'csse.l ti leftsi de for
Ihe masses, or l i protect humanity, libirly and
the rii;ht. We, us una of the mass of the free
men cl (tiia slave hiddine; ii-ilion, pronoun :e the
infamous ar.( tj be the mo.t iiiatiolic.1 that
eoiil.l have been fra nej by an IMP vul of Ihe
internal rrttijnt of tlie suns of inf.ii.ty an act
that was passed by tho impious 'do'ilifjcct of
llic Norlli, and ilia sneaking, skulking, apos
tales from the cause of Liberty, justice, eqitsli (
ly and huiminily, tlialhai-e harbor north oI'Ma
son an I Dixon's line. May each and every
one who voted for, or skulked the (picstioti, up.
on Ihe passage of thi outrageous anil utioiiiina
ble bill, receive thu political, withering, blister
iing oursa of every freeman in the north of ev
ery son and daughter th-t tre.iOs the toil ef
l'y the last news trom India il would
seem that the great .rim ,,f liuljapore
once a faunlns .Mahr.tlta city bat now de
sertedis about to bj brought to Hti'dund
as a trophy. It beats Com. Stockton' big
gun all hlolow. The length of the piece i
lourteeii feel, the circiiini'cren-e five, and
the weight of the bail it carries i 3,001)
pounds. The piece w.is never fired but
once, and the natives not only say that tho
sound of (he report .tl.irnit'.l tlie inhabi
tants for two hundred miles around, but
thai (h- M is stilt Jtiiirj It should bo
hoped that it may not i-oiiu our way.
Throe- thoii-iiii.) pounds ,n iron, bounding
and ricocheting along through a coitnlrv,
would be apt to hurt somebody.
We see it staled, that .Mr liowmitti will
contest th.. ..lection of .Mr. W. P. Hall in
the Fourth Congressional Distiicl, on the
ground tluil n huge number of votes were
given for .Mr. Hall by persons residing iu
"ciTiloty recently attached l-j the State of
Iowa, by the decision of the Supreme court
of the l'nited Stales. We think it proba
ble that a largo number of such votes were
given I'm ,f,-. H ill; as they voted viva voce,
there will be no dilliculiy of establishing
the fact. J. mltiemi.
V'e have heard nothing of this character
We have coin-vised villi ;ciu!emeii who
live iu Hay, (Mr. Ijowmaii's county,) and
ihey knew nothing of it. Wo do not think
.Maj. Howuiau will contest llic election
but if ho does, we have no doubt tho facts
of tho case w ill w,ii i ant the course. Liber
We clip the following from the South
ti n Press of Sept. I lib. This extract i
taken from tho paper that Green und Atch
ison aided to establish.-
NauhviU3 Convention to bo converted
into a Southorn Congress.
' Tun N asiivili.c Co.wkntio.v. We are
glii i to see by recent papers that elec
tions ol delegates, to the Aushvillo Conven
tion, are going on. That body meets by
adjournment in six weeks after Cungresn
adjourns nnd will therefore couveneiibout
the middle of November next. We hope it
will then contain a largo representation
from tho Southern States, so us to be A
great Southern Congress,"
There is a chancery suit now in proirress
in England which has been in court for
A boy twelve years of age died at CheJ,
tcnlnrn lately from excessive smoking. 7W
symptom were those usually rausod by nary
vThc tenth article contains the "dcclara-