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BRATTLEBORO, Yt. MAY 20, 1836.
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Vo. 2 Hall's llnilding, nearly opposite Cliaso'a
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ijenr. A discount from uicao price 01 iwemy
,li will be made to those who pay tn advance
ment i n' roa,'e at ,he cxl,irn,'on of 11,8 )cnr
. -ill 1- milled. ICT No paper discontinued
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THE LADY-BUa AND THE AfcT.
tnd milled Willi pride and scorn,
.'.I....I1K a nlain-dressed Ant eo by
With a heaty gram en corn :
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And jdjoitcd her silken et,'
taking her glass of a drop of dew
Thai lay in 'he Hose's lircast.
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henmc t.iuu i'w
And Mfing her haughty lrc,
'aok no more nolirc, hut travcll d on
At the Mine indnstiinus parei
And rodcly inept the ground,
And tcatlcred its leaies around.
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rn me inniovivc.. -
Fonhe knew nut where to go,
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Had brought with it rain nnd snow:
I ...... ..nr. fliitti.il nml lir fn.l Wlr rnld.
Andahe m.hcd for Ihe Ant's arm cell;
nrf tiii He did in i lie iv n n norm
I'm lore I cannot tell. .
YTith her Utile ones by her side;
ailEHl mviii dii. ii iiviecu iu iuii,
'or rnind the sneers of pride:
(ml I thought, as I sat at the closc.ot the day,
Ellin; my bread and milk,
iai niter to work and improve my time,
Thin be idle and dress in silk. L. II. S.
From the Vermont Chronicle.
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in. ne ai r i inpsoiircn. jniiiinrv i .1111 niiii
. 163G. the followinir resolutions were
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unimmousiy uuontud. viz :
in Vermont; to meet nt on the
place as they may lutlQc most expedt-
DHOl O.VlnfT Prntlninpn worn nnnntntHM
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- uutvw. A MlUbll Ui .IIIUUII,
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- .".ill. I I Ullkt.1. UI 1 II LIIITIIIII 11 .
, -rr-...w.iviiv uiiu uiiucuuiv 10 uruvi'
notice, a part of the gentlemen, constitu-
"IV. VOmmittPP mut nt Ilia hnncn nfllw.
il( ii iuuil 1111 1 v. I'l'iirn irv yum
. nfior n.f,.l .1.1:1. y .- '. J , . ?
.-w wiiuui uuiiuerauon, tin ourneu. 10
rn nhnn.i..n:i.. r . .
-I'liuuiuy mr corresponitenco ivnn
wnt members of the Committef. and
ancrgennrs, April 25th: and made
UB "rransemenis with re erence
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r'"u XJTKSiKllAr. I nvvvWTlnv
, -.. uv cm m rtiontneiier : anu or-
17rt ah 'ii.. 1 . . J
. ..... ull ll;r3un3 normnnont v nnTarreo
I-, --"'iws ui teaching all gentlemen
"wral education all ministers of the
r- "'iu uiuer nm rsinnn irnnll.
h r rVnntlnm.111 in tti Clnlo
- fwiuui ii, nn n 11 inrt m sin inn-
"..inn 10 aitenu said Convention, ns
niuerR. nn .. .. , i. ..
. . .m iuhc imri in lis iipiiiiprntiniifi
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- t 'u. "'ceiings win uo open nnd
;roviaeu for ladies, and others who
) wish to hearthnl
"'H me loiiowing subjects bo pro-
'T discussion to bu sovornllv intrn.
:.y..u wen Address, or Lecture, or
ieJ or "(--port, with resolutions sub
, ec procai influence of moral and
. A . .. . . . . .
, " viuuarnitve Viuw of t in nrnvisinn
y iaw, in this and other States, for tbo
Pement of learning; or the history
due t " lh'S counlry. on the subject
1( 1 'in suggestions lor improve-
of I "n.l;0I'lance of increasing the nunv
1 lluerally educated men in this r.nmmii-
'"uiuer to e evnlnllln Rtnnil.ir.l nf pnm.
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., ' 1 ""tuenco of education on tho char-
dirp i- iauillly 01 civil institutions; nnd
ectlonrtnd madifii-ntinn ivliir'li il rriuns
'ueoennnf' of tho rililliuntinn rf (lin
on tho improvement and perfection
' cularly, to that furnished in common
Importance of Toxt;Book instrucJion,
compared with that given in tho form of lec
8. Influence, oh tho mornl nml inti.lloptn.1
al chnrncterof children nnd youth, exerted by
appeals to the principle of emulation.
.7. iiu kuiujiuriiiivi: unpoiinnca 01 me
mntlicmatic8 nnd the luniriiares in n cnursn
oflibonil education; with tho best tnethods
of teaching them.
10. Lain h Ucnartmcnt for Manual Lnbor
bo benoficmlly connected with literary insti
tutions 1 and if so, what nnd how 1
11. Physical Education,
12. Fcnmlo Education. . "
13. The distinctive character and obicct
of Academics, with an inquiry Jn regard to
tho proper number for this State: nnd re
marks on tho subject of their endowment.
14. school btatistics.
15. The qualifications of teachers, and
the best mode. of securing a competent num
ber of well quiiliiied tcaclicrs7ofr common
schools, to meet the exigencies of the State.
Iu. llie ovils existmir in our common
schools; and the appropriate remedies.
17. 'i he public schools of i'rtissia. com
pared with other systems ; and an inquiry,
whether that system mnv not be so modified,
us to be ndaptcd to the condition of society
in mis country.
10. To what extent and in what manner
should religious instruction bo
19. Inquiry concerning: tho nnnronriatc
branches, to bu taught in common schools,
with an examination of Text Hooks: espe
cially for reading.
iil). 1 ho lnlltienco ot rmplovinf: visible
illustrations, in imparting instruction to
21. Can Music be successfully and use
fully taught iu common schools?
22. bchool Houses: their construction
and location, with reference to the conven
ience of teachers, and the health and im
provement of scholars.
23. What method can be adopted to in
duce children more generally and punctually
to attend public schools; and thus socuro to
every child in the community such an edu
cation as comports with the character of our
civil institutions 7
24. Tho best mode of governing children,
25, The best method of exciting the inter
est of children in their studies; and securing
their attention lo appropriate instruction
2G. Is 11 expedient to encourage Lyceums
27. Is it expedient to procure, annually,
the delivery of a short course, of lectures, on
the art of tenclunc, at some convenient time
and place, for the benefit of common school
28. Is-jt-proper to encournce itinerant
On several of these subjects, the Commit
tee have engaged particular gentlemen to
write. 1 hey have made n similar request
of others, from whom they have not yet re
ceived an answer ; and they intend to con
sult others still ; so as to secure, at least, one
short written discourse, on each of tho most
important topics of discussion. Encourage
ment, nnd in most instances strong assuran
ces arc given, of making preparation on
topics, Nos. 3. G, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19.
20. 21, 22, and 23.
The Committee of onangements take this
method of suggesting to the gentlemen, who
Imtrn nnrrfirrnr! tn ivritn niiii itinsn vvhn mnv
iiuvi. Qub,,u . . . . w, .
be disposed to write, (in fixing -the titles of
their Lectures or Dissertations) uio propriety-
of chnnirin!r tho laniruase, hero used, so
ns to meet their own views nnd manner of
treating their respective subjects. They
likewise request each gentleman, who writes,
if the nature of his subject will permit, to
close his discourso with n resolution ot se
ries of resolutions, for tho discussion and
adoption of the Convention.
l'or uie ijomviiiicc,
Joshua Bates, Chairman.
EAHTIIO.ITAK1: IN IlUNOAUY. Tho Aus-
trinn Journals give the following account of
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a naturui phenomenon which uucuticu uvui
lake Platten 111 Uttngniy:
Szolos Gmrk. Feb. 10. Yesterday morn
inir wo had n heavy fall of snow, so much
so that by mid day, tho snow was 0110 foot
nnd a hulf deep. Meanwhile tho roaring
of tho waters of lake Flatten was frightful,
nnd tho waves rose to n creut height. 1 0
wards mid-day the Inko became calm, nnd n
Mrnmr south wind then suddenly selling in,
nuiqL Iy moiled tho great mass.es of snow un
der which many caitlo imu oeen uuriuu, our
were now partly rescued. This wus follow
ed about threo o'clock in the nfternoon, by n
terrific thunder storm, accompanied by a vio
lent tempest intermingled with a drizzling
snow, during wnicn n mnn who wus gumg
SFrom I ho New Ynik Mirror.
to a neighboring forest, nnd two others who
were sitting nt their own nrestue, were sirucu
hv tbn lirhtriinr. Towards five o'clock all
seemed to bo over, not the slightest otmos
pheric movoment wns observable, when on
a sudden a great subterraneous noise, which
u-ns immediate v succeeded by a violent
earthquake, terrified all the inhabitants, who
fled from their dwellings. Several houses
ivnro wrnnt. and others thrown down. The
lake Flatten, 20 miles square fGorman) in
extent, was. and is still, covered with a dark
mist: in many places tho water appears to
hiiiiliiR. ns if it wero boilintr. and, what is
vcrvTemarkobie, several dead fish Were lost
night cast ashore. But what is worse than
alithat has yet been related, is tho fact that
the inhabitants of tho vollies Latizang and
Triz, togethor with their flocks, are com-
nol led to eavo their Homes, uecause tnoso
nlnpis. since tho earthquake of yesterday,
invo become completely overspread with u
thick fectid vapor; and in tho plain flames
aro seen to nso from tne earth, we nro in
tho greatest consternation here: the Inko is
again much agitated to-dny (9 o clock in the
mornipg.) owl ue waves wcu m uu mi
MAItKYINn l'OK I.OVE.
"Who is that rrrntlciniin wlin lo mninl tn
tho right of the subject of your Into sketch?"
" I lull is on officer also. His name is1
Liner, and ho has been involve? in difRctil-
ties nil his life in consequence of marrying
iuiv, milium artuiiii'r u puruon 01 inui
most essential medium for nrocurim? the
necessaries nnd comforis of life."
"Copt Ling, tho pleasure of n glass of wine."
"He is but a lieutenant, but the title of can-
tain is his by courtesy. As I was saying-, 1
had been acquainted with him soveralycars,
through tho medium of some of his brother
ollieers, without sVeing the domestic felicity
wnicn 110 was niwnyuso Highly lauding."
"My dear fellow, why doirtyou get mar
ried?'' he would say.
"It is time enough," I replied.
"You cannot ituirrv too irlv. Yon bni-h.
elors have no idea of liapplnessV" It1" is cen
tered in tho married life. You -must pass
the precincts of wedlock before you can en
ter its sacred pale without there is no true
lelicily. o hunt for it pursue it, und
like the ip-nia-futuus it leads you a weary
chase which ends iu disappointment."
"Wo surely have some privileges?"
"Yes, after having been pecked at by the
world at large, and dwindling into a cross-
groined, surly being, only endured by some
needy, relation, you possess the proud privi
lege ol becoming tho prey of your house
keeper." "You nre too scvcie 1"
"An nffectionate wife shnring nil your
cares anu pleasures anticipating nil your
wunts, mm studying every thing that may
promote your happiness. (Jhildren vieing
with each other lo gain your affections, and
clinging round you in fond regard these
these nre transports you know nothing of."
"1 ou will persuade me to become a Ben
"01 if you saw my wife nnd children I
Comol you shall I walk with me. It is
but a few streets off Nay, 1 will take no
Mv curiosity becoming strongly excited
to see the amiable family whoso happiness
had been so lorcibly depicted, I accompiiicd
my friend to a remote part of the town, nnd
stopping in u dark nnd solitary looking
street, ho told mo we were nt his lodgings.
After nscendiug a very narrow and dirty
staircase, so rickety with nge nnd rottenness,
that I fancied my neck more than once itn
perilled, I wus ushered into the "sanctum
sanctorum" of the thrice happy Benedict.
It wns u small, plainly furnished room:
and, whatever taste might originally have
been evinced iu its decornlions, now was al
together lost' on nn apartment, which aervud
"For Parlor, for Kitchen nnd nil."
I saw. nt a glance, that our visit was most
confoundedly mat apropos.
In one corner ol the room, stood n littl
cherub, exerting its angelic voice in th
loudest strain against the aqueous operatiou
of ablution, which u lusty, red-armed wench
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was determined to periurm, muugre us ui
vine appeal. At nn old nnd worn out in
struinent, sat another ol the bcatihc brood,
hammering upon the keys, with both lists,
wilh nil its migJitj und, by its side, nnothcr
yet. playing upon n shrill penny trumpet
and springing n diminutive rattle. The
charming angel, tho mother of this sweet
nrorrenv. the paragon 01 periecuon, tn
wifo, who had created this scene of earthly
felicity, was busily employing her fair and
fairy-like hands in rolling out the crust for
an apple-dumpling : while upon tho (ire
with u janty air, snt the saucepan, most evi
dently. intended for its reception; nnd.be
lore it. erect, with military precision, siooa
wooden horse, upon which hung table-cloths
ninaforcs, &c. &c. &c.
"Maria I my most intimate friend, Mr
, of New York."
"Whv. William, I am really surprised
nrav be seated, sir, but this is just like ull
your inconsiderate doings excuse mo for n
moment." And tne lair iauy mauo a pre
"0, papa, papal" cried tho hammerer on
"Papa, papal" echoed the squeaker on
"Papa, papa I" squalled tho wator-drench
But soon a mightier attraction than "papa"
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larresiull UlU uuciiimju ui uiu miumioi. a. ui;
basin of apples, nlrendy pared for tho dump
ling, stood temptingly lavish of their sweet
flavor unon the very edge of tho table. One
bv one the nieces disappeared. At length
tho versatile performer on tho mule and
trumpet, perceiving tho war that was rnging
upon tho fruit, hastened to nssist in its exter
mination. Apple after npplo vanished with
tho raniditv of liirhtniug.
"Annies, onnles." roared the constrained
love, in tho corner, who was incapable of
joining tho fray. 1 he two assailants, hear
ing tho cry thus rnised, and inncying a
tnira party might essentially uiminisu turn
Klin l'n n f t'lin snnil. seized simultiinpousl V UI)
on tho basin, endeavoring to mnko n speedy
retreat with tho prize. But no such good
fortune availed either. A desperate strug
gle ensued, worthy 0 better cause down
they all came basin, children and npnles
the basin broken, tho children hurt, the np
nles trainnleil under foot, and nil hones of
tho promised dumpling consigned to eternu
Loud upon the air rose tho cries of the
wounded, l'n pa boxes tho ears ol one, nnu
slaps the back ol the other. Bhneks suc'
cecd to cries, out rushes tho mama en dUho,'
billi; nnd I, apologizing fpr a forgotten en
rrnffement. which deprives me of the pleas
ure of n farther stny, leave this abode of this
enviable felicity to those who nro more ca
pahlo thnn myself of appreciating its enjoy
From the Forgcl-Mc-Nnt for 1636.
LIFE IN THE WOODS.
Among the enrlie&t settle nf tbn tvilils
of.Salmon river, wns a Vermonteso bv the
numo of Dob8on n large, resolute and ath
letic mnn. Reluming one evening nfier n
fruitless hunt nfter his vngrnnt cows. which
according lo tho custom of the new coun
tries, had been turned into the woods lo nro.
cure their own subsistence from the rank
herbage of an early summer; just before
emerging from.thtf forest in tho clearing
of bis neighbor, the Into Mr Joseph Weeper,
m raw n inrgo ucur descending a syin note,
where ho hud been in quest probably of hon
ey A bearnscends n tree mpch more easi-
than lie descends it licinrr nblirrrd in
como down stern foremost. My friend Dob
son did not very well like to bo ioined in
lis livening walk by such n comnanion. und
without reflecting what he sliould ,do with
nuo vnrmint' afterwards: he inn unto the-
(rep nn tlw nmmuiin e.M.t rVw ...ni.
' " ...w ui.iruvitu t;,Ul HUIII UlilllJUl O
body and just before he reached the n-round.
seized him firmly bv both his' fore naws.
Brum growled ami gnashed his tusks, but
he soon nscerlniiied that his naws Were in
tho grasp of paws equnlly iron strong with
ins own, ior could he use his hinder
claws to disembowel his antagonist, as the
manner of tho bear is. inasmuch us the trunk
of the tree wns between them. But Dob
son's iiredicamcnt, as ho was endowed with
rather the most reason was worse yet. lie
could no more assail the bear than thu bear
could assnil him. Nor could he venture to
et go of him, since the presumption wns.
that Brain would not mnke him n very gra
cious return lortuus unceremoniously taking
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deepening into darkness, and his disposition
was Jar lc3 comfnitablu than it otherwise
would hove been nt the same hour, surround-
d bv his wife nnd children nt the supper
table, to say nothing of the gloomy prospect
lor tho night, bull ns Joe blncper's wns
nut far distant, he hoped lobe able-local)
him to his assistance. But his lungs, though
net of the weakest, were unequal to the task,
atid although he hallooed the live long night
making the welkin ring nguin, ho succeeded
no better than did Glendowcr of old iu call
ing spirits from tho vasty deep. It was a
wearisome night for Dobson ; such a game
of hold fast, he never had been engaged in
before. Bruin, too, was somewhat worried.
although he could not describe his sensa
tions in English albeit he took the regular
John Bull method of making known his dis
satisfaction ; that is to say he growled inces
santly. But there was uo let go in the case
and Dobson was therefore under tho necessi
ty of holding fast, till it seemed to his clenched
and. aching fingers, us, though tho bear's
paws and his own had grown together.
As the daylight returned, and the smoke
from Mr Sleeper's chimney, began to curl up
gracefully, though rathei dimly iu the dis
tance, Dobson ngnin repeated his cries for
succour; and his heart was soon gladdened
by the appearance of his "worthy but inactive
neighbor, who had at least been aitracteu uy
the voice of the sufferer, bearing an axe upon
his shoulder. Dobson had never been so
much rejoiced at seeing Mr Sleeper before,
albeit ho was a very kind and estimable
"Why don't you make haste Mr blccper
and not be lounging along at that rate, when
you see n fellow christian in such a kettle
offish as this."
"I vum I is that you Mr Dobson, up a
tree there? And wus it you I heard halloo
ing so last night? I guess you ought to
have your lodging for nothing, if you've
stood up agin that tree jtll night."
"It's no joke though, 1 can tell you, Air
Joe Sleeper : nnd if you had hold of the
paws of the black vol mint nil night, you'd
think you paid dear enough for it. But if
you heard mo calling for help in the night,
why did'nt you como and see what was the
"Oh, I was tired nnd just going to bed,
after laying up log fence all day, and 1
thought I'd wmt till morning, nnd como out
bright nnd early. But if I'd known 'twas
"Known 'twos mo I" replied Dobson bit
terly "yon know 'twas somebody who had
flesh and blood too good for this plaguy
black varmint though; nnd you know there's
been a smart sprinkle of bears about all the
"Well, don't be in n huff TommyIt's
never too late to do good. So, hold tight
"now, and don't let the turnal critter get
boso. while I split his head open."
"No, no," eaid Dobson. "After holding
the beast hero all night. I think I ought to
have the satisfaction ol killing him. bo you
iust lake hold of his paws here, nnd I will
let n strenk of daylight into his skull about
The proposition being a fair ono, Mr
Sleeper wus too reasonable a man to object.
Ho wns no coward neither, and ho thcreun-
on stepped up to the tree, and cautiously
taking tho bear with both his hands, relieved
honest Dobson from his predicament. TJie
hands of the latter, though sadly stiffened
by the tenacity with which they had been
cfoiiched for so many hours, wero soon
for Ills 6 miner. Hour nfter' linnr tumaml
away, and Slecner still found himself at bo
peep with Sir Bruin., In tho course of the
afternoon, however, when Dobson supposed
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iiiuiiuii iie(i3iciicningnnu oeen thorough
y learned by tho pupil, nnd when he thought
ho latter Would wi inirlv forcet his resent."
ment for the sake of succour, the sturdy yon
he returned, nnd bv a sinclo blow relieved
both bear nnd man from their trouble at the
same instant. Sleeper thought rather hard
of Dobson for some lime, but tro real breach
of friendship ensued, nnd indeed the two
borderers became afterwards better friends
and neighbors than before.
A CLEAN FIBES1DE.
The Kilmarnock Annual, n plain little
volume of original miscellaneous literature,,
which lately nppeared nt the town whose
name-it bears, presents tho following sketch,
with the signature of Mr. John Heid.
There is nothing throws so genial a glow
over our mind as a well-swept fire-side, and
there is nothing of household economy pro
ductive of so" much advantage in the reflec
tion which follows. When wo see a clean
swept hearth ; our heart not only wurms
towards the mistress of tho house but ulso
towards the domestics ; and wc begin to look
upon the hnrsliness of tho world in a more
Tho man who can sit down quietly and
contentedly before a fire, where the hobs,
tho fender, the tongs, the poker, tho hearth,
&c, arc covered with dust, must be a savage
ol tho most savage kind. Wc can believe it
possible lor n man to sit for ono half of the
day under n pelting shower of rain on the
batiks of a river, at the onu end of a line
with a run at tho other, even if he should
not get n solitary nibble, for thut is scnti
mental, nnd if he catch no fish, he can at
least say that ho had been fishing, under a
drcudful shower of rain; yea, we can con
ceivc it perfectly possible that a man, nfter
sitting the first half of the day in water, will
walk homo during tho other half in the
mud, nnd thereupon proceed to ensconce
himself before n glowing peat fire; but we
cannot for a moment conceive that the most
atrocious vngubond could ever under such
circumstances condescend to dry his clothes
belorc any tire, unless the hearth was clean
swept, the ribs tree from ashes and the tire
irons all clean and in order.
On entering a room and observing n well
swept fire-side, we instantly conclude tint
the mistress is an allectionnte orderly crea
ture, beloved, and happy m being beloved ;
thnt her mind is well regulated, her intellect
gooa, and education liberal ; besides, we
are sure that her daughters-must be lovely,
and she herself, and all she possesses, the
envy of all around her. But turn to the re
verse of the picture, nnd wo etiture to say
that you never see an ill swept fire-side.
Without at tho same lime finding the lady of
the house to have a red nose, the husband
discontented nnd unhappy, never home until
late, but away engaged iu some tavern brawl
or drunken spree ; and even the very piano
covered with dust and the house in n com
plete scene of confusion and discomfort.
The man who chides and quarrels with
his wife upon any occasion, must be n sav-
ngo of the most atrocious kind; slill we
think there is one thing he may be allowed
to find fault with, if so unfortunate ns to
meet with it; nnd that is, a dirty fire-side.
Tho woman who takes pleasure in seeing
her hearthstone well swept, and the hobs
and ribs fiee from white ashes, is sure to
make a good wife: but the woman who hns
not this feeling inherent, ought nccr to
marry. Her husband will lead u miserable
life, and die broken-hearted, or he will be
driven from his own fireside and take refuge
in thu tavern ; nnd woe lo the married man
who does not love his own fireside next best
to his wife, and his wife best of every earthly
thing : it were belter for him that ho had
never been married.
j jai'itai. a. ortrait, irom tne Cincin
nati Farmer. Hogarth could hardly hayo
painted the picture belter: '. '
Peter Brush wns in a dilapidated condi'timi
out at elbows, out at knees, oot of nocktt?...
and out of spirits, nnd out in 'tho streeti and'
"out nnd outer" in every respect. ' Ho satv
upon the curb-slono, leaning his head ppoh'
ins nana, nis elbow being P aced unon n-,t
lepping stone. Mr Brush had for somo j
time been silent, absdrlcd in decn thought'
which ho relieved at intervals bv trtiitmV i
tnrougn rus teeth, lorlornly ijilo the gHtten vJ
Al length, heaving a deep sigh he spoktC
"Tbey used to tell me put, not yotir trust
in princes arid Lhav'nt, None of 'em nev
er wanted to borrow nolhine-'of me. . Ffrinl-i
ccs I . pooh'! Put not your trustn rHiikiciaWi51
ers l them's my "sentinwnts. There's tio'twa -,
mediumsabout that. Hav'm.'r lnWrying 4
my country these five years liko.a rmfriotj '&v
going to meetings and huzzaing my day. .
lights out, and getting as blue as blazes :
hnv'nt I blocked tho windows, got licked
fifty times, carried I don't know how many
black eyes and broken noses, for the good
of tho commonwealth, and tho popularity
of our illegal rights, and all lor what? -
Why for nix. If any good has como out
of it, the country has put tho whole of it in
ncr pocKet, and swindled me out ot my earn
ings. 1 enn't get no office 1 Republics is
ungrateful I I did nt want no reword for my
services. 1 only wanted to be took coro of,
and have nothing lo do ; nnd I've only got
hnlf nothing to do I Being took care of was
tho main thing. Republics is ungrateful.
I'm swnggered if they nin't I" "Como with
me," said Charley, helping him along. "I'll
take care of you. But what made you a
politicianer hav'nt you got n trade?"
"Trade I yes: but wliat's a trade, when a
feller's got a soul a whole soul? Trade 1
I love my country, nnd I wanted nn office
I did'nt care .what, if it was fat and easy. I
wanted to take care of my country, and I
wnnted my counlry. to take care of me.
I lead work is the trade I'm made for talk
ing, that's mv line. Talking in the oyster
cellars in tfic bar rooms, any where. I
can talk all day, only stopping for meals,
and lo wet my whistle. But parties is all
alike. I've been on all sides tried 'em and
I know none of 'cm gave me any thing,
and 1'vo n 'mind to knock off and call it
half a day."
brandishing thu nxe, and he apparently made
nil preparations for giving the deadly blow
and deadly it would havo been hod ho
struck since liko tho sons of Zeruiuh,
Dobson needed to strike but ouco. But to
tho surprise of Sleeper, ho did not strike,
.nnd to his farther consternation Dobson
swung hisaxo'upoii his shoulder and march
ed away, whistling as ho went, with as
much upparent indifference as tho other had
shown when coming to his relief.
It was now Sleeper's turn to make the
forest vocal with his cries. In vain he
raved nnd threatened, Dobson walked on
and disappeared, leaving his friend os sad a
prospect for his breakfast as ho himself hud
The benefit of attending Church. "Well
Laura give me n short sketch of the sermon
Where was the text ?"
"Oh, I dbn't know. I've forgotten, but
would you believe it I Mrs V. wore that hor
rid bonnet ol hersil 1 couldn't keep my
eyes off of it all meeting time ; and Miss '1 .
woro n new shawl thnt must havo cost fifty
dollars, 1 wonder her folks don't seo the
folly of such cxtruvagance ; and there was
Miss S., with her pulisse, it's ustonishing-
what a want oftasto some folks exhibit."
"Well, if you've forgotten the sermon, yon
have not the audience; but which preacher
do you prefer, this ono or Mr A. ?
I'Uh, Mr A he's so handsome and so
graceful; whnt an eye, and what a fiuu set
of teeth ho has I"
. Yankkp. Thick. Uncle Eben, or Uncle
Eb, as we used to call him, among a lot 6f
good qualities, had a fulling. Ho did lovo
good liquor, but such was tho stato of his
credit, that no ono would trust. him. Ho
therefoYc, ono day, resorted to n trick, to an
swer tho great desiro of his appetite. lie
took two bottles, put a quart of water in ono
ol them, put one in each pocket, and started
for tho store. 'I'll take n quart of your rum,'
said Uncle Eb, ns ho placed tho empty hot-
Uo on Uio counter, l lie rum was put up,
and the bottlo replaced in his pocket, when
Unole Eb pulled from his purse what nt n
distanco might seem a quarter of a dollar.
'This is nothing but tin, Uncle Eb,' said the
trader, 'Eh, scoundrel, it's a quarter,' said
Uncle Eb. 'It's tin,' said tho trader, 'I shan't
take it.' 'It's all I've got,' 'Very well, you
can't havo tho rum.' Undo Eb, without
much domurring, pulled from his pocket the
nnnrt of water Tho trader took it, poured
il into his rum barrel, nnd ofl' wnlked Uncle
Clatpino. At a late public meeting nt
Nashville, ono of tho orators wound up
his oration thus: "My dear brethren, it
has been tho usual fashion for an audience
to testify their approbation of that which has
been. said bvtheiclappinrr oL hands :butil
beg to recommend'for yourTodoptionwnew
method of clapping, less tumultuous and
much more pleasing: When you leavo
this building, clap your hands into your
breeches pockets, nnd drawing them out
again, clap your money into the box which
is nt tho door to receive it: nnd mnv tho
Lord give it his blessing I" The address
had the desired effect, and the nudiencc hav
ing ilono the needful, as by him desired,
clapped their hats upon their heads and got
themselves away home much edified.
Tremendous Force of Machinery. A.
late English paper relates n most disastrous
occurrence winch took place at the Orn
ish Iron Company's works at Aberyschan.
The fly wheel, propelling the machinery nt
tho forge, is upwards of 200 feet in diam
eter and revolves upwards of 70 times n
minute: during this velocity, it is supposed
that one. of the cogs of the wheel gave way ;
thu whole of the attached wheels, &c. wero
hurled through the roof into tho air, up
wards of 300 feet and one piece, weighing
nearly two tons, descended within ten feet of
the forge, and was buried n considerable
depth in thegroand fortunately, although
some persons were within two or threo yards
oftheplaco where this huge mnss of iron
fell, and nearly ono hundred altogether in
and about tbn works, not n single persun was
injured. Tho damage done to tho works is
estimated at about 5,000.
Eb, chuckling. V. - Telegraph,
Affkctino Incident. A decently dres
sed woman was yesterday found dead, hang
ing by a rope from one of the rafters in a
house in Chapel street. No one knew who
sho was, or how slut came there. An in
quest was held on tho body, but no further
light could bo thrown on tho subject, and
the body was ordered to bo brought to tho
dead house in thu Park. When it was be
ing brought out of the house into the street,
two little girls about 9 and 12 years old,
happened to pass by, nnd being attracted by
tho sight, thoy went close to the body, and
immediately shrieked out that it was their
mother. (3n further inquiry it turned out
that what they had said was too true. It
was thoir mother, Mrs. Scott, who was sub
ject to fits of temporary insanity, and js sup
posed whilst in that state to havo gone into
tho house and hanged herself. N. Y. Jour
nal of Commerce,
NmvsFAiPEn Thieves. Wo do pot mean
tho stealers of nowspapers. but thoso who
steal & filch from other men's brains, lo adorn
tho columns of thoir own stupid journals,
and aro too dishonest, nnd too naturally
mean to give credit for the plundered orna
ments. Wo have been constantly amused
in looking ovor cortain journals, thus com
piled, ana mado up liko tho jackdaw, to ob
servo tho scrupulous caro which thoy tako
to avoid-acknowlcdging thoso stolen articles
which they think may add to their reputa
tion for wit or good sense, or lcajning.
Whilo at the same'tlme, they nro equally
and cowardly scrupulous in giving credit ,
for those communications in whichxnny per-,
sonal responsibility is involved, or any bold,