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BRAT T LE BORO, Yt. JANUARY 22, 1836.
iVilisticd ciory I'riday Morning,
,rrw. xicuoLs u w. n. ryther.
. i. Hall's HttiMing, nearly oppotite Chaic'a
, .1 To single subscribers Two Dollars a jear.
..... rccehc their tuners nt llic office.
.... A UlSCOUlll iiuin mirv in iivi, ui iwi'iiiv
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., ,mi ore paid, except nt the option of the
jJ-pAH liwi of Jin niirt I'irtu neatly cxccul
. ami mi niotlcrate tcims.
From the Zodiac.
nr fi I t. V T. R HAIR.
Cnffliinot furrowed o'er my cheek,
Vr ik, he fat.il signet set
Then why thi silver hair!
Tome rot all the valued lore
Thf ion of science blcses,
Cinboi"' !ie thrilling eloquence
Tsu tingle hair possesses.
Til iuW early monitor,
ThMTonih'f sv hours haie flown j
One gtanrr will tell the stream is pass'd;
Our foil)' Rubicon.
MISCEL LAN V
irVThe lolioivincr s pinicu sKetcn oi tnc
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.... ..h hprn ni ini i mvnens in irnm ini
aof George Washington Ctistis, step son
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lifjl nasuiiigiou. nu-tujij n iiuiii iiiu
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The outposts of the two armies wero very
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a ... I'a ah.i llisit.il I n rirn I,
It was night, nnd the Chief was alone.
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:osfd officer, and about "twenty nicked
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w.w an possible caution j gel as nenr as
j mil. Irani in 1 mi ni 11 :i nil n i 11 ft .cifr lifts
well, On no account whatever are von
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nothing imlucu yon tu fire n siturle shot:
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tor me extreme nreciseness
bfse orders, uormit m tn s.ivihni I lmr
msons. Filling two glasses of wine.
Genenl continued .ni now, Col. Mor
.we will drink- a good night, and success
your enterprise Alorenn nnniTi-il tho
0. smacked his lips, and assurinyr his ex
P 1 1 1,18 orc3ers snou1 be jiniictiial-
y, mi tnc lent ot the Commander
harmed nt being chosen ns the execu
oEccr of a daring enterprise, the Lead
1 the Woodsmen repaired to his qtinr
and calling for Gabriel Lontf, his fa-
Captain, ordered him to detail a trustv
LJiiiiit. il-iiuus. iviiu hit
. vh.,,v.j IV UV Ull 11IUII
!. rwffu nl 4 . ., v . .
! .u a uiuiiieni s warning, rtlor
W Ijiag stretched their manly forms
re ih' watchfirc, to await the going
. He moon the signal for departure.
e after midnight, and while the rays
-'.uux iiiunn Cllll l.nl 11 li..nrt.n.l
.., lillllliv LllllIiJll,U
lieStem hnrin.i uTT C! .11
Lino- . "-'b
-e w up your men," and twenty
-buira were Oil IhiMr ti-et in n mn.
, Ull, iiiu u uv Ull
f I """P1. yet light and stealthy
M. e WOodstnon '!'!, ,-l,..,l .1...
- .tin- rraw prt nn c . no,. il,
ll'0tthe Hessians, ns In inline lh..
" 'heir nines. Hi,.,.i i... .1 ...!..
1 ', pusuions 01 1110 reaotiDts,
"J ice numerous tents that dotted tho
f L7 a Tood afound," and shone
L(T IT ni811 ''aze. tho enenmp-
j .j Tsh and German reinforcc
,U 'n Trl Perlonneu their perilous
, m?Ut "10 S iffhtMSt ilisrnvnrv nnd
riren l.nems(-'lvcs, nnd the success
icWrfPriSe' PreP"ed lo retire, just ns
a Vi. lrom a neishborinir farm house
W1U nrr ..I,.,..: - . ., "
. i b "iuiiHion in llin mnrn "
.uurous party reached n small
""Sal some dislnm-n frn, .l.o Uriliot.
uu wmmam inn- n. i..o:, .. ,o.
,ff the ad aeon it.. . ',..
"I 10 glVU liS n,,, j.tje refjt lyy.
""Sun h it ., i 1. r .1. . .
- . ,iiiw ui IIKIICII OT IIIU VI-
, w'Pwii. Scarcely had they thrown
mu crass, when t hnv
1, . . ? ""' me enemv s advanced
ttliy of l,orsc'' commanded by an
;w proceeding along a road that led
L lr sPl where tho riflemen had
t8cVPrt CLUld Lu LL'lter chosou for
,nj , for tnero were rocks nnd ra-
'0 Hit uj IVUIUI1 illU IUU14
JUSl mi'ntlOnpH nnccnl t-i nt r v .
S'lltlUnflro,! ....J ' "
"uuvs. flniun" .l ,t.-
acnm l , ' """'i murgan, its mu
, Pproached nor did the clansmen of
"oodsm . V ,,l;tier, man am ivior
, s"ienintho present instancu. each
aii.. l - . Lio closo thore- y
toi 'Vattheso fellows are about.
"l- me horsemen had gnined the
height, nnd the officer dropping his rein on
his charger's neck, with n spy glass recon
noitered the American lines. "The troopers
closed up their files, nnd wero either enrt ss
mg the noble animals they rode, adjusting
their equipments, or gnzitig upon the sur
rounding scenery now fast brightening in
the beams of n rising sun.
t Morgan looked at Long, and Long upon
his superior, while tho riflemen, with pant-
ma quests, nnu spanning eyes, were only
n niting some rignal from their officers "to
let the ruin fly."
At length the martial 'oftler of Morgan
overenme his prudence and sense of military
subordination. Forgetful of consequences,
reckless of every thing but his enemy, now
within his grasp, ho waved his hand, nnd
loud nnd sharp rang .tho report of the rifles
nmid tho surrounding echoes.
At point blank distance, the certain and
deadly tiim of the Hunting Shirts of the
Revolutionary Army is loo well known to
history to need reinurk nt this time of day.
In thf instance we have to record, the efl'ccts
of the fire of tho riflemen were, tremendous.
Of the horsemen some had fallen to rise no
more, while their liberated chargers rushed
wildly over tho adjoining plains, others
wounded, but entnncled with their stir runs.'
were dragged by the furious nnimals expir
ingly nlong, while th" very few who were
unscathed spurred hard to regain the shelter
of the British lines.
While the smoke yet canopied the scene
of slaughter, and the picturesque forms ol
tho woodsmen appeared among the foliage,
as they were reloading their pieces, the co
lossal figure of Morgan stood aiurt. He
seemed the very genius of War, as gloomily
110 contemplated the havoc his order had
made. He spoke not, he moved not, but
looked as one absorbed in intensity ol thought
The martial shout with which he was wont
to cheer his comrades in the hour of com
bat was hushed, the shell from which he
had blown full many a note of battle and of
triumph on the fields of Saratoga, hung idly
by his side; no order was given to spoil the
sfain, the arms nnd the equipments for which
there was nlways a bounty from Congress,
the shuts for which there was such need, at
that, the sorest, period of our country's pri
vation, nil, nil were abandoned, ns with nn
abstracted air and u voice struggling for ut
terance, Morgan ruuuenly turning to Jus
Captain, exclaimed, Long, lo thu ctimp.
The favorite Captain obeyed, the Riflemen
with trailed arms fell into file, nnd Lonir and
his parly soon disappeared, but not before
the hardy fellows had exchanged opinions
on the strange termination of the late a flair.
And they agreed tiem con, that their Colonel
wus tricked, (conjiifed) or assuredly, after
such a fire as they hod jnst given the ene
my, such an emptying of saddles, and such
a squandering ol the troopers, he would not
have ordered his poor rifle boys from the
field, without so much us a poor few shirts
or n. pair of stockings divided among them.
Yes, s.tid a tall, lean and swarthy looking
fellow, an Indian hunter from the frontier,
ns he carefully placed his moccasincd feet
in the foot-prints of his file-leader, "Yes,
my lads, it stands to reason our Colonel ii
Morgan followed slowly on the trail of his
men. The full force of military guilt rush
ed upon his mind, even before the reports
of his rifles had ceased to echo in the neigh
boring forests. He became more and more
convinced of the enormity of his offence, as,
with dull and measured strides, he pursued
his solitary way, and thus he soliloquized.
Well. Daniel Morgan, you have done for
yourself. Broke, sir, broke to a certainty.
You may go home, sir, to the plough ; your
sword will be of no further use to you.
Broke, sir, nothing can save you : and then
is the end of Col. Morgan. Fool, fool By
a single act of madness thus to destroy the
earnings of so many toils, and many un
hard fought battle. You are broke, sir, and
there is an end of Col. Morgan.
To disturb this reverie, there suddenly
appeared at full speed, the aid-de-camp, the
Mercury of the field, who, reining up, accos
ted the Colonel with, "I nm ordered, Colonel
Morgan, to ascertain whether the firing just
now neard proceeded from your detachment."
"It did, sir," replied .Morgan doggedly.
"Then Colonel," continued tho aid, "1 am
further ordered to require your immediate
nttendnnco upon his Excellency, who is fust
approaching." Morgan bowed, and the aid,
wheeling his charger, galloped back to re
join his Chief.
The gleams ot tne morning sun upon me
sabres of the hoise;guard, nnnounccd the
arrival of the dreaded commander that be
ing who inspired with n degree of awe eve
ry one who approached him. With n stern,
yet dignified composure, Washington nd
dressed tho militnry culprit, "Can it be
possible, Colonel Morgan, thnt my nid-de-cainp
has informed me aright? Can it be
possible, nftcr the orders you received last
evening, that the firing we have heard pro
ceeded from your detachment Surely, sir,
iny orders wero so explicit as not to be easi
ly misunderstood." Morgan was brave, but
it has been often nnd justly, too, observed,
that that man never was born of woman,
who could approach tho great Washington,
and not feel n degree of awe nnd veneration
from his presence. Morgan quailed for a
moment before the stern, yet just displeasure
of his chief, till, arousing nil his energies to
tho effort, ho uncovered, and replied; "Your
Excellency's orders wcro perfectly well un
derstood; and, ngreeably to the same, I pro
ceeded with a select party to reconnoitre the
enemy's lines by night. Wo succeeded even
beyond our expectations, nnd I was return
ing to head-qnnrters to make my report,
when, having halted n fow minutes to rest
tho men, wo discovered n party of horse
coming out of the enemy's lines. They
enme up immediately to the spot where we
1 ii in siiii m ii I i Mm ii iiismiiwiw.infcn.j iMj in 1
lay concealed by tho brushwood. There
they hnlted and gathered up fiTgethcr like a
flock of partridges, aflbrding'ine so tempting
an opportunity of annoying rny enemy, thai,
may it please your Excellency, flesh and
blood could not refrain."
At this rough, yet frank, bold, and mnnly
explanation, n smile was observed to pass
over the countenances of several of the Gen
eral's suit. The Chief remained unmoved;
when waving his hand, he continued : Col
Morgan you will retire to your quarters,
there to await further orders. Morgan
bowed, and tho military college rode on lo
the inspection of the outposts.
Arrived nt his quarters, Morgan threw
himself upon his hnrd couch, and gave him
self up to reflections upon the events which
had so lately nnd so rapidly succeeded each
other. Me was aware that he had sinned
past all hope of forgiveness. Within twenty
four hours he had f.illen from the commune!
of a regiment, and being nn especial favorite
with his General, to be. whnt disgraced
and broken. Condemned to retire from
scenes of glory, the darling passion of his
heart forever lo abandon thu "fait fields of
fighting men," nnd in obscurity to drag out
the remnant of n wretched existence, neg
lected and forgotten. And then his rank.
so hardly, so nobly won, with nil his "blush
ing honors" ncquired in the march across
the frozen wilderness of the Kennebec, the
storming of the Lower Town, and the gal
lant nnd glorious coinbuls of Saratogu.
The hours dragged gloomily away, niffhl
came but with it" no rest for' the troubled
spirit of poor Morgnn. The drums and
fifes merrily sounded the soldiers' dawn,
and the sun arose, giving "promise of a
goodly day." And lo many wilhin the rir
cuit of that widely extended camp did its
genial beams give" hope, and joy, und glad
ness, while it cheered not with n single ray
the despairing Lender of the Woodsmen.
About ten o'clock, the Orderly on duty
reported the nrrivnl of nn officer of the start"
from hend-quarters, und Lieutenant Colonel
Hamilton, the favorite aid of the Commander-in-chief,
entereil the marquee. "Be seated,"
said Morgan, "I know your errand, so be
short my dear fellow, nnd put me out of mv
misery at once. I know that I am. arrested,
'tis n matter of course. Well, there is my
sword; but suiely his Excellency honors
me, indeed, in the InM moments of my mili
tary existence, when he sends for my sword
by his favorite Aid, nnd my most esteemed
friend. Ah, my dear Hamilton, if von knew
...i t i . .-,- i .1 ,
una i i nave suuereu since me cursed norse
came out to tempt me lo my ruin."
Hamilton, nbout whose strikingly intelli
gent countenance thcrut.aLivnys lurked a
playful smile, now observed, "Col Morgan,
his Excellency has ordered me to" "1 know
it," interrupted Morgan, "lo bid me prepare
for trial, but pshaw, why a trial. Guilty,
sir, euilty, past all doubt. But then (recol
lecting himself.) perhaps my sen ices might
plead; nonsense, against the disobedience ol
u positive order, no, no, il is nil over with me,
Hamilton, there is an end of your old friend,
nnd of Col. Morgnn." The ugonized spirit
of our hero then mounted ton pitch of en
thusiasm as he exclaimed, "but my country
will remember my services, nnd the British
and Hessians will remember me too, for
though I inny be f.ir away, my brave com
rades will do their duty, nud Morgan's Rifle
men be, ns they have alwuys been, a terror
to the enemy."
The noble, the generous souled Hamilton
could no longer bear to witness the Strug
les of the brave unfortunate; he called out .
"hear me my dear Colonel, only promise me
for one moment, and I will tell you nil."
"Go on. Sir," replied Morgan, despairingly,
"go on." "Then," continued iheuid-de-cntnp,
"you must know thnt the commanders of
regiments dine with his Excellency to day."
"Whnt of that," again interrupted Morgnn,
"what has that to do with me, a prisoner
nnd " "No, no," exclaimed Hamilton, "no
prisoner; n once offending, but now a forgiv
en soldier, my orders are to invite you lo
dine with his Excellency to day nt" three
o'clock precisely ; yes, my brave and good
fiiend, Col. Mui'gun, you still are, nnd likely
long to he, the valued nnd famed commander
of the Rifle Regiment."
Morgan spran- from the camp bed on
which he was sitting, and seizing the hand
of the little great man, in his giant grasp
wrung and wrung, till the nid-de-cump lit
erally struggled to get free, then exclaimed,
"am I in my senses, but I know you Hamil
ton, you nre loo noblo a fellow to sport with
thb feelings of an iold brother soldier."
Hamilton assured his friend that ull was
true, and gaily kissing his hand, ns he
mounted his horse, bid the now delighted
Colonel remember three o'clock, nnd be
enreful not to disobey n second time, gal
loped to head quarters.
Morgan entered the pnvillion of the Commander-in-chief,
ns it was fast filling with
officers, nil of whom, nfter paying their re
spects to tho General, filed off to give n cor
dial squeeze of tho hand to the commander
of tho rifle regiment, nnd to whisper in his
ear words of congratulation. The cloth re
moved, Washington bid his guests fill their
glasses, nnd gavo his only, his unvarying
toast, tho toast of tho days of trial, the toast
of the evening of his "time honored" life
amid the shades of Mount Vernon "All our
Friends," Then with his usual old fash
ioned politeness", he drank to each guest by
name. When ho camo to "Col. Morgan,
your good health, sir," a thrill ran through
the mnnly frame of tho gratified and again
fovorilo soldier, while every eyo in the pa
villion wns turned upon him. At on early
hour tho company broke up, and Morgan
had a perfect escort of officers accompany
ing hirn to his quarters, all anxious to con
gratulate him upon his happy restoration to
rank and favor, all pleased to assure him
of their esteem for his person and services.!
How far little children think it worth xchile
to be polite to their playmate and friends.
I3.V politeness I do not mean a great deal of
untR-cessnty bouing und courtesy ing, but
that delicate nltentioii to the comfort of those
"round us that springs from a kind, generous
heart. How many little children enter the
room without noticing respectfully those who
nre older than themsnl VPS I llil VP Rcrin
curtains of massy velvet, endeavoring to ac
count for the strange inconsistency in the
events of real life nnd the promisesjof ro
mance to exchange these, nnd undergo
every drudgery nnd every humiliation (or
the wngrs of lackeys. There i so much
truth in the remark, that to paint is well ; lo
piny the piano is well ; to embroider is well :
but to be able to make a pudding is belter
COmU 111 of n I'dlll uintf.r's llnv nrl
iucl i . .V I . V1 l,cloriu,.B1' n EXPERIMENT ON A DRUNKARD.
could not feel the warmth ofitnt all, aiid ' . " e , ,hc BanKr Co,n'"c.al Adver
this without thu least npology for such a "Ser' . follow,"S remarkable account of an
breach of politeness. Then, perhaps, they I cxPcrl'"lcI" oa a drunkard, performed by a med
itilcrrnpt those in the room when .they are ieal s,uJent at South Berwick.
Ionition or 11DMAN Bi.oon. We ob-
in conversation, uy usking some
foolish question, instead of waiting till an
opportunity was given them lospeak. Then
they are tnpolita to their lillle playmates,
their sisters if they have any ; instead of as
sisting, when their help is" really needed,
they leave tuem to help themselves. How
many liitlo boys think it beneath them to be
kind nnd polite to a sister.
I have seen some few who thought differ
ently. I recollect last winter I used to meet
a fine mnnly Ind, drnwine: his sister to school
on his sled. Her little rosy cheeks nnd
sparkling eyes bore testimony that his polite
ness wns not thrown away upon her. She
would pat his cheek with her little soft bund
and call him her "kind brother." He would
frequently meet boys of his acquaintance
who would urge him to leave his sister and
go with them to coast on the common. His
answer always was, "Yes, when I hau
carried little Emily to school." Do yon
think that boy was not n good son, a good
brother? I never saw bun impatient when
he was walking with his little sister becnuse
her little feet could not "keep up with his."
He did'nt give her a sly twitch, as some
little boys do, or frighten' her with stories of
"old men," or "beggars," till she was afraid
of her own shadow. No; he was nlways
polite to her. And do you think he will for
get to be polite as he grows older? No; for
it will become n habit with him, nnd the
little attentions which cost him nothing, and
nre so gratifying to those who receive them,
will gain bun many a friend. Think of
this when you are templed to be rude or sel
fish or unkind to those nbout you, und re
member thnt you lose nothing by being po
lite. But a stronger motive thnii that should
influence us, wo i-hould "do unto others ns
we would that they should do unto us."
Who is it hns said "Be ye kind one to anoth
er?" Youth's Companion.
An Extract There is a close connexion
between ignorance nnd vice; and in such
n country ns our own. the connexion is fatal
to freedom. Knowledge opens sources of
pleasure which the ignorant can never know
the pursuit of it fills up every idle hour,
opens to the mind a constant source of oc
cupation, wake up the slumbering powers,
gives the secret contest victory, and unveils
to our astonishment ideal worlds ; secures
ui from temptation nnd sensuality, nnd ex- j the following words :
serye in the Morning Star an interesting ex
periment which wns performed by Jacob C.
Hanson, n medical student of South Ber
wick, Maine, on ihe blood of a common
drunkard, who whs a resident of thnt village,
in August lust. The circumstances were
briefly these Mr. Hnnsjn had sometime
previous to his trying thf, experiment, read
in some of the physiological authors, thnt
on the dissection of the cerebine of a defunct
drunkard, a fluid was discovered in its fron
tal sinus, which, on being extracted and ig-
iincu oy me anniomisi, utirneU with n blue
flame. From this circumstance Mr. H. wns
induced to draw the conslusion. that during
a protracted fit of intoxication, the blood
must be strongly impregnated with alcohol
and n favorable opportunity snon occurred
for testing the truth of his "conjecture. An
habitual and confirmed drunkard came stair-
gering into the office of thu physician with
whom Mr. H. was n student. This ohiect
of pity and disgust wos exhaling nn odor
more resembling alcohol tliun the breath of
human being. His eye was inflamed and
flushed, and his whole system had been sat
urated with rum for a fortnight without ces
sation ; during this time he had taken but
little food but had swallowed tico gallons of
Rum, in the course of the previous five days.
Mr H. remarked that there wns some dan
ger of his perishing by spontaneous combus
tion, and observed to him that he might
derive considerable benefit from being bled,
giving it as his opinion, that the blood wns
much encumbered with alcohol, nnd that he
could ignite it, or in the words which he u
sed to the drunkard, 'set it on file.'
This last remark wus followed by a re
quest from the drunkard that he should be
bled, which wns performed without delay.
From the odor which was perceptible to all
present the moment the fluid followed the
lancet, it wns evident that it consisted of a
mixture of blood and alcohol.This wns
fully confirmed by tho experiment which
followed. A pint bowl filled with this fluid
wns handed to one of the spectators, who ig
nited a match nnd on bringing it in contact
with the contents of the howl, a conflagration
immediately ensued burning with n blue
flame for the space of twenty-five or thirty
seconds. Mr. II. concludes his account of
this curious ami interesting experiment
1'itu LoitiiiLi.Aitu Will. The Court
of Errors have made several important de
cisions in relation lo this will. They havo
reversed the Chancellor's decision, by which
the whole will is destroyed. The property
left bv Mr. Lorrillnrd
of doMiirs embracing about fire hundred
Iiaii.... .:.. ii.. .1. trm .1
uiiot-a ui una Liijr. y me v 111, mis prop
erly, (with the exception of nbout thirty
thousand dollars' in legacies, which is not
touched by the decision) was left in fact, to
13 nephews nnd nieces, und their descend
ants. By this decision the property goesio
the heirs nt law, who arc his brothers and
sisters, viz. : Jacob Lorrillnrd, Peter Ior-
rillard, Mrs. John G. Coster, Mrs. , of
Patterson, and three children of a deceased
sister. The revenues accumulated since the.
death of Mr. Lorrillard, which are untouch
ed, nnd which must now be divided, amoun
ted to nearly half a million of dollars. Tho
properly is the largest that any individual
has ever been possessed of, at his death, in
the history of this city. Air. L. was a bach
elor, a humble unpretending man, of kind
feelings, nnd of a benevolent heart. Hii
name ns n manufacturer of Cut Tobacco, is
known far and wide.
By close npplieation to business, and in
dustrious habits, be acquired a large proper
tv. which he invested iisimlK in rnl ..ii.
j The rapid growth of thecity, the increase
oi me vaiue oi property, lias enhanced his
j estate to the value above stated ; and at his
decease he was the largest real -stalc owner
(except Mr. Astor, in the city. ""By this de'
Icree, this immense number of houses must
I be divided and probably be sold by auction.
, If the distribution of pioperty among indi
viduals is n public advantage, as we have
no doubt it is. this large estate will probably
soon by purchase fall into the hands of a
great number of persons. N. Y. Daily Ad'
alls us in the scale of rational beinos.
When I pass by the grog-shop nnd hear the
idle dispute and the obscene sontr when 1
see the carl rolled nlong filled with intoxica
ted youth, singing nnd shouting as they go
when I discover the boat sailing dow n the
river, where you can discover the influence
of rum by the noise which it makes I can
not help but ask, were these people taught
to read? Was there no social library to
which they could have access Did they
ever know the calm satisfaction of taking nn
improved volume by n peaceful fireside?
Or, did they ever tnMu the luxury of improv
ing the mind? You hardly ever knewn
young man that loved his home nnd his
book, that wns vicious. Knowledge is of
ten the poor man s wealth. It is n treasure
that no thief can steal, no moth nor rust can
corrupt. By this you turn his collage to a
palace, and yon give a treasure which is al
ways improving und enn never be lost.
'The poor man,' says Robert Hall, 'who has
gained n taste for good books, will, in all
fikelihood, become thoughtful; and when
you have given the poor n habit ol thinking,
you have conferred on them n much greater
favor than by the gill of money, since you
hnvo put in their possession the principle of
all legitimate prosperity ."
DOMESTIC IIAMTS IN FEMALES.
Alany a man has owed his success or
failure in business as much to the manage
ment of his wife, as to his own individual
actions. Though domestic occupations do
not hold the high rank to which they are
justly entitled, yet there is reason to believe
that the prevailing sentiments are gradunlly
undergoing a chnnge: that females sec more
nnd more tho propriety of possessing the
ability to overlook nnd wisely direct the ex
penditures of thnt part of the husband's in
come which fall under their own immedinte
inspection; nnd that they are the most de
serving characters, whatever their situations,
who best perform the duties which those sit
uations require. Wo believe thnt, ot the
present day, the instances are more common
where ladies in the higher classes of society
deem it no disnarngeinent to bo familiarly
acquainted with nil the internal concerns of
their tnmilies. This is considered not only
u matter of choice, but ns absolutely necessa
ry if they would maintain thnt character
and influence which they are destined to
maintain in society. Yet to the shame of
many a mother it must be spoken, that their
daughters are suffered to come forward in
life unprepared to fill nny situation with use
fulness nnd dignity. They are instructed
in the elegant but" not in the useful arts of
lifoj nnd tho result will bo ns it often has
been, where there is no security for the pos
session of wealth, that they will bo obliged
to exchange tho voluptuous droam of life
spent in feasting on silver and dcring smidotj
The above experiment which resulted in
a phenomenon thus brilliant, and which I
had never noticed either by observation or
in authors, wns not only witnessed by my
self, and (he subject of u who sat mute, as
tounded and in breathless silence but by sev
eral respectable gentlemen, together with
n worthy and respected physician, mv tutor,
who were present and who in the subjoined
certificate vouch far the authenticity of the
fuct I now submit to the public.
JACOB C. HANSON.
To the Pt'Di.ic. We the undersigned,
residents of South Berwick, Me , do hereby
certify that we wuru present und witnessed
the experiment above described.
John G. Wkiistkr,
"Better Marry than I)o Waur." On
Wednesday an aged couple were married ut
Barming Church, Kent. The bridegroom
was stone blind; the bride was so deaf thnt
she could hear the service with great diffi
culty ; tne interesting urines-maul was a
man with a wooden leg, and the bridesmnn
had lost an u rm. "The course of true love
never did mn smooth," and at the altar, we
hear, there was considerable dilhcully in
arranging the party. When tho bride turn
ed her best ear to tho parson, she was of
course, on thu blind side of "her intended,"
and great trouble arose as to giving the one
legged brideswairf n perfect tous standi (as
lawyer D , would say) in the ceremo
ny. However, at last, "the mind's eyo'1 of
tho gay brulesgroom took a proper view
of the matter; tho bride uttered the awful
monosyllable "ves" loud enough to make
herself hear, thu bridesmaid put his "best
leg foremost," the bridesman lent a hand
(his only one) nnd the whole, or rather tho
mutilated parly, departed in the most legiti
maiu manner, the deaf leading the blind,
the armless shaking hands with the legless,
and the latter "making a leg" to the parson.
Wo hear that the veteran principals in the
business previously had each other "liking"
for eight years. Bell's Life.
Earthquake in Italy. The Neapolitan
Gazette of the 7th Nov. has the following
nccoint of thu destruction of Custiglioni by
on earthquake, and the burying of more
than 100 of its inhabitants under the ruios.
In the middle of the night of the 12th ult. a
strong shock of nn earthquake was generally
felt in Calnbria Citrn ; this was followed at
intervals by ten other shocks, some also
wero experienced an the following days.
In the midst of these commotions, Cattigli
oui, a commune in the district of Cosema
wns levelled to the ground, and 100 out of a
population of 1,000 thus met an untimely
j death. Many of the inhabitants who attempt
i ed flight were seriously wounded by the fal
ling of the houses. The small village of
Rovelln, with a population of 370 persons,
shared the. same fate, although with the loss
of only two lives, and about 30 wounded.
In Lcpanno, n family of six individuals were
buried in the ruins of a fallen house. In
Rende two wero killed from the same cause,
and one in Casole. Nineteen perished in
Santo Pietro a Gun ratio, where also several
houses were thrown to the ground. The
buildings in Cosenza, the capital of the prov
ince, were considerably damaged, although
no lives were lost. Calamitous as this event
has proved, it sinks into insignificance when
compared to a disaster of the same kind
which befel the other Calabria in 1783, a
great part of which, as well as Sicily, was
destroyed by a most tremendous earthquake,
with the loss of forty thousand persons, who
peiished in the ruins of towns and Tillages.
Singular Circumstance. An extraordin
ary occurrence is related in the Newark Ea
gle in relation to a suicide in that town,
An unusual noise being heard in the house
whcie thu melancholy affair took place, two
or ihreu persons suddenly ran in, and orv
their entrance, beheld with amazement and
horror, n person with a razor in his hand,
holding fast to nuother person whose throat
was cut from ear to ear, nod who was rapid
ly bleeding to death from the fatal wound.
Tho intruders nt once demanded who had
done the dreadful deed ? The dying man
had just breath enough left to reply, '1 did it
myself,' nnd falling down, expired in a very
ifcw minutes. It seems thu man wns rccov
lering from a fit of sickness, and sent for tho
geiiiiemnu wno was iouua iu so critical a
situation to come and shave him; which op
eration having been in part completed, lie
sat down iji n chair to re-sharpen his razor,
While he wns engaged in this manner, the
sick man stood behind him unobserved, and
there cut his own throat with knife. Tho
man with tho razor in his hand, hearing u
strange noise behind him, jumped up in
great terror, and seized the person as he was
falling. It wns in this situation they wero
Lonoon Waitkiis. The waiter alone
inn first rate London hotel, requires at least
ten dollars a week from each person, for his
own private feus. Besides this, there are
other servants to pay, the bill exclusive.
Two guineas ure often-chnrged for u room
for one evening with n pair of wnx candles.
Stage drivers at the end of a day's journey,
expect two shillings English (four shillings
our money) extra from each passenger.
Payment to ordinary servants in New York
money is as follows: for one bed one night,
two shillings to the mnidlha porter two
shillings waiter two shillings-boota one
shilling -all exclusive of the bill .Vif-.
GoaJ's Milk at Lisbon. The decree for
suppressing the supply of milk from gotta
in this city hns been carried into effect.
Twenty thousand of these beautiful animals,
in bodies of from ten to twenty, entered thu
city every morning at daylight, and remain
ed about two hours, supplying every homd
with their delicious nnd wholesome milk in
a genuine state, attended by some thousands'
of fine healthy young men and girls, who
feed them on the adjoining mountains, and
all of whom nro thrown into a state of dis
tress. They went in a body to tho Queen,
but got no redress. The city will now, likd
London be obliged to buy the milk of cows'
highly adulterated. The Portuguese hava
nn aversion to the milk of the cow, Tho
reason for this violent and unpopular meas
tiro is that thu goats were suffered to trespass
upon the corn-fields and gardens, or kintos,
in the vicinity of tho city. Letters from'
A lawyer on his death bed willed all bis"
ptoperty to th Lunatic Asylum, giving as
reason tor so doing that he wished his pro'
perty to return to the same liberal class-Of
people who hod patrenir'td bim.