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THE ILLINOIS FREE TRADER. DKJlOf'JiATIC I A:DI DA I K far 1SII. TOR PKKSIDEXT : HARTIX VAX Bl'REX, of New York. for vici: musiBFNT: MCIURD M. JflWilV, of Knitiifky. Sdjvl to l.'u Aciu'im of a A'ii'ui.('-'iir"i"" "JUSTICE AND EQUALITY." the iw mwmi Olliiwii, III., Friday, KcptctiilM r M!. IS :J 1 be I'o it. The third annual cuttle-show and fair of the Union Agricultural Society, and ilio second exhi bition of (lie I.a Hallo L'ouniy Agricultural Socie ty, were held in this place during tin: it nwt, agreeably to previous notii e. Notwithstanding many dia dvintagcs attended these cxhibitiona, a very general npirit was rimni fouled on this occasion in thrir f.ivor. The warm and wet weather which preceded the days nppniti teJ ftr tbu exhibition ; tho unuiu.d favorable season for sowing am) oilier ont-woik of Ihe. fir mer; unil other considerations equally weighty end important, prevented many from attending crpeciully thosfl wh.i ri!o at a distance. Ve t' all things considered, the number of persons in at tendance was very large, and Ihu display of stock, Ac, though limited, was good and ijuilu creditable. The moot interesting part of the exhibition wm the ploughing match, the trial of threshing and harvesting machine; and the wry excellent and appropriate address delivered at tho court house on Wednesday evening, by J. Am iiiiosk Wiuutj En1. A thorough and complete oigaiii.ation, nnd a few iiastcr-pirit to lead in such exhibitions, aro in dispensably nercary tu produce clbcl and har innnious action, and no hopu that hereafter these important considerations w ill tint be so niui'li ne glected. To bo able to &ivn n lit of tho premi ums awarded, tho successful competitors for the variuut prizes, &c. &c, would be gratifying to u, but circumstances over whh Ii we have no control prevent us from so doing at present. Wo hope the exhibition which linn just closed will infuse, new life and vigor into the l.a Salle County Agricultural Noeicly. 'J'ho importance of such societies bcjijnes more manifest as wo wit ness their power to produce beneficial results, mid in no way can so nun h ho done to udvaore the best intercuts of our people, as by extending the helping hand to tint science of agriculture. Attll-.YIermaii illei ling. In tho lust Harigaino Journal and other papers wo find the proceedings of a iiicct'iHg of cili.ens of Hancock comity, held in (.'arthsgo on tho (ilh ins!., "for the purpose uf giwng nn cipresMon of their feelings ami uniting their inthienco to re form Mormon abuses in that county." The meeting present a formidable array of charges against Smith and tho Mormons, which, not hav ing room for the proccecdings t length, we eon dniixft as follows: They charge Nmilh willi bating committed violenco oil ail ollicer of this stale for during honestly to discharge his duty ; with hav ing caused tho city council of Mnuvoo to pass law contrary to tho laws of this stale, uud thcr ur not ing and punishing citizens for breach of those laws; with having cuurid the writ ol habeas cor gus to be illegally issued by the municipal court of Nauvoo, and himself, a prisoner arrested tinder gravo charges made by nnolher stale, released ; uud with having caused large bodies of his "ragamuf fin soldiery" to iirni themselves und turifoutlii pursuit of officers legally aulhori.e.l to arrest him self, and having those olllcers wrongfully placed In duress, that he might enable himself to march triumphantly into the city of Nauvoo, nud bid de fiance (o tho laws of the land : uud they chaige that citizens from the adjoining counties have been denied tho right to regain property stolen and la ken to Nsuvoo, even after they have found the thii'f and tho property ; and lluit those eitiens themselves have, under the most frivolous preten ces, been arrested, fined, and other property rifled f rom them to satisfy the mock judgment and costs of the cormorant officers of Nauvoo. And with a iew of remedying these grievances, the meeting jiassed a scries of resolutions, pledging themselves 4o resist hercuflcr u 1 1 the wrongs that may lie attempted to he imposed upon them by the Mormons, "peaceubly if they can, forcibly if they must;" and plcdg'ui( themselves further, that if iho authorities of Missouri make another demand for Pmith, and our governor issue another war rant, they will at all tunes stand ready to serve as puste to take Hinith. A roniinitlea wus also np- Ji linlod to correspond with the neighboring coun ties with a view of getting up a general organir.a lion against the Mormons, and tho president of the meeting was requested to communicate with the governor of Missouri and request him to luuke another demsn 1 for Hm'uh, We have thus briefly tut faithfully sketched the proceedings of this mealing. Whether the hulk of the charges brought againat the Mormon are true or not vie leavo fur others to ssy ; but if they are true, they would warcely justify the vio. lence of the language of tho meeting, nor would they justify the gutting up of unolher Murmou war, which may be the result if tho suggestions cftbis meeting are carried out. The Mormons abould undoubtedly be compelled to obey Iho laws as well all other persona; but it appears to us, upon a view ol the whole ground, that the defeut of Cytui Walker or conjro had mure to do with getting upihe Carthage meeting than the enume rated "grievance" ol llm citizens of Hancock county in short, that this is a inerecbulltilion of whig indignation in consequence of being !iii jtoiotad in their expectation to retry the Mormon vole, and that it is the (rt step in another move that will era lung be attempted to nuke political cspilaj bf getting up a prejudice against the Mor mons, fiat "we will ace what we shall so." Vicious pureuitsmsy yield a fww scattered plea .urca j but piety and virtue will make our whole Ilui tittiilrs. Chicago m at present infested with a gang r.f burglar, who, according to the papers fioin there, have, of late averaged iiliout half a dozen burgla ries a night. Hut considering their industry, they have met with remarkably bad success, not hav ing as M l made a single good hnul, or more than U absolutely n,vi -i.-aiy to defray tin ir expenses at .1 uspectalilu hotel. 'J'hi: fact in, stealing, ill the common iieccpl.iti'iii of the term, in gel ling to be any thing but a money making Ihimuc- i. In this the !!;: of "iron it ;. I clay," when all men's henU ure in their oiler., liny manago to keep tho-e cnfl'.rii well guarded safe from the up pro.ich ol thieves and burglars. Muic ingenious plans are now ieoit. d to to abstract from men heir bard earnings. The first class of robbers, now Jinunriir an. I li.it fplcndi 1 hul have they not made wiihin thr list f w yearn! millions upon millions of money have lnvn uhitraclnl from the pocheS of t!ie people, and they hav e ncareely known wlienee it came or whither it halll gone o ii;'nil!jh'i' have they been (leered. Another lass d i their .-.' ! : n :r bv bus ing things arid never p avin ; for them by borrowing money without intending ec r l' return it in short, ly bwindling in u thousand i.Miii ievable wajs but so that they can t, ever be arrested in (heir operations by the c nbweln of the law technically, thry "live by their wits," like liuwtry, in Uul-.ver'ii "Night orid Morning." Whoever has read that novel will understand what w mean. The common oliv r ver may daily fee half 'a dozen of (i awtrys in this community, who pisi as respeitable men. l!ui not to enlarge, wo think there is mi iuliniiy ot ways to come by oilier men's property dishonest ly w ithout hre iking into houses at night, and much more respectable and less dangerous, (. o to, ye common midnight burglars! je nre an go be hind the times uud a disgra. c to your tribe ! Cohx STsl.tr, M n ssi.s. -Mr. K. I'atdriii, of this county, exhibited to lis during tho fair, a spe cimen of enrn-stalk molasses manufactured by himself, which appear very line arid we should judge it to be an excellent article. The extent of Mr. II'm. operations in this business we have not lea'tit, but underbtand he contemplates to manu facture a considerable quantity of sugar. We wish him success in this new branch of husbandry, and hope his experiments will prove satinfactory. fjj'Thc f.'rsnd Detour " Register" is no more. It departed this life as meekly as a I.twib. The disease which nlllictcil it is the same that now pre vails throughout the country, viz i patronizing the printer by taking the paper and never paving- for it by getting advertising uud job woik done, und elirutin" him out of tlm pay. No thanks to h goodly number of our piilroiin.' that we aru yet in the laud of the living, and kicking at tliut ! illiissneliusells. A slale convention of the democratic parly of Massachusetts wus held ill Worcester on the ' 3 1 1 lust., to nominats candidates for governor and lieutenant governor ami lo elect two delegates ut liirge to the democratic national convention. Messrs. Morton and Child, present governor nud lieutenant governor, were renominated by accla mation, (i'ro. llanerofl, the histoiiaii, and II II. C'hilds, ihp, lietit. governor, both Van Ilureii men, were elected the delegates to the Itallimore con vention. The whole number of votes cast for de legates was Ml, of which II utemft received 3Sj, and Childs 3.7. A paper in Texas recommends lo thfl settlers not to run in debt Having inn fiom debt logi t here, says he, then' can he no greater folly than running into it when here, beyond which there is no place to run. There are three kinds of praise that which we yield, that which wu lend, und that which we pay. Wo yield it lo the powerful front fear, we lend it (o the weak from interest, und we puy it to iho deserving fioin gratitude. Chlldrrn ('ore. Jean Jacques tells us that when his wile died, every farmer in the neighbor hood tillered to console him ollering him one of their daughters ! but lliutalew weeks iificrwaids, his cow having shared tho same file, no one ever thought of replacing his loss by the oiler of anoth er; thereby proving tint dillorent value people set upon their cows uud children. The ):ffmicr.'VH I'oillutid American says: " Let u ragged rascal steal 5(1 cents, ami oil' he goes to the House of Correction ; but let two men filch 100,000 from the laborer, the widow nud orphan by menus of incorporation, und they come out of the ordeal thoroughly cleansed. There is a vust difference in this I'r-'c country between iho dirty loafer and iho well dressed bunk official." Tho Mills Point, Ky Herald says there is u veteran tijiplrr in thai slale who has been hulj thai more than a thousand limes; ho is not dead yet. He has yielded thcwrcri krrjirr a fine farm, six likely negroes, ued a merchant mill, ut four pence a drink. Arto Proem of Vuunlrrfriliiig. The procrssof counterfeiting Dank bills by application of the Daguerreotype art, has been discovered in Cinciu. null, which the bun says will become a subject of legislation, or ihu wholo country will become flooded with no.ua that cannot be delected, so per- fuclly aro they drawn from the originals. An .ffj. The New Haven Herald slates that a Mr, John Austin, of that city, having in bis pos session n quantity of gunpowder, amounting to five or sis lbs., which had got wet, undertook to dry it on Saturday in quite a novel manner. Ta king one of (lould's puteut ovens, ami making a tire in it, he spread the powder in some puns, nud placing ihcm in the sumo manner as if baking n batch of bread, sal quietly down by tho oven un der a vine in bis bavk yard to watch the process "As might have been expected," suys the Herald, "after a short time an explosion took place, which knocked Mr. Austin, his tin oven, and all Iho sur rounding inuterials into at many cocked bats.. Mr, A. is severely but t.ul dangerously hurt, to tliut be may live to learn by rxpciicnce." The Hottou I'ost ttaies that there is u man in Fdgarlown, Mutt., who can irpiat the whulo III hie from memory. fJj'The following beautiful o.l was written on the occasion of tho lato cattle-show and fair, and presented to us for publication. o i: , ' Joy for our jubilee! In tho harvi st lime, 'lis fit Thai llie toil-strong nod tho generous free With c.ls Iness Welcome it. The conquerors crlchrutn Their blood bought vielones, And Ibe liiigetin . roofs ol tho vanquished' fate In monument ari-e. I,i t ii-. wi 1,-o.ue, with Jioul.f of gladness, llieu, The 1 jst of nature's liublel.'iell. We eotoe from the sloping brinks If the lakes, whcr) the diver swims; drinks We conn: from the streams where the iviid deer Ami the raven chants its hymns; From ibe prairies broad we come From Ibe openings far a,ay. Our iic.v reaped fields und our humble homo Were the wolf but yotcrd ay : And we sing of the plenlil'ijl qnietudo Our toil h itli brought lo a world rude. We sing no victory bought Witii the blond of llie strong and brve; No ti an for the work that our hand halll wrought 'I he cheeks of the nrphiu lave ; An I the. widow bends not in woe While llie shouts i.f the victors ring ; liul hum are the shoots which ill gladness go lib iudustrv's nU'ering. We sing of the peace that h-.th shielded our sod, For the bnath of peace is the smile of (iod. Our conquests are the fields, Where h onois we have won ; Our spoils are the meeds which labor yields In the breath i t the golden huh. The joyous loves of spring, The bounteous summer showers, (iivi! to our hands the palms we bring, Nursed bv the u.itumn hours. A t oor feet the U'oldeti year bath laid down, Not ill feu', but ill love, his golden crown. rj-j l)y refereneo to our advertising columns it will be seen ihut several of our merchants have received their fall and winter supply of merchan dize. I'ersous in the vicinity of this place can do as well by trading in Ottawa as in any other town in northern Illinois. Mr. Vim Ihtnn in (!ih. -At a mass inretin of the democracy of Columbiana county, Ohio ! recently held, a resolution was passed requesting : the democratic electors of that county to place on their tickets, lit their annual democratic, township meetings on the 2 I inst., the name of the indivi dual they wished nominated for the presidency of the 1'nited Slates, and the officers of each meet ing to uiake a return of the s tine to the county convention. The result of the vole thus taken was as follows : For Van liurrti, " John-on, " llucll.lll in, 1925 ll.'i 3!) 'J 1 "Ulliotill, C,i The Cliilieolhe Adver'iser, in commenting on the above vole, savs "it is placed beyond dispute that Vuii lioren's popularity in Ohio isahuost uu boulidetl, und that he is the first choice of nearly thy whole democracy ol the state." Virtue und Vice. Vilttie is everything that is trulv und constantly useful to the individuals o' the human race living together in society Vice, every thing that is injurious to them. The greal. est virtues are those which procure for man the most de-irable and solid advantages ; llie greatest vices ure those which most disturb his tendency to happiness, and which most interrupt the neces sary order of society. The virtuimn mail is he whoso actions tend uniformly to the welfare of his fellow creatures. The virinin man is he whose conduct lends to the misery of those with whom he lives; from whence his own peculiar misery ninst commonly results. F,cry thing that pro cures for man a true und a permanent happiness is reasonable; every thing that disturbs his indi vidual felicity, or that of the beings necessary to his happiness, is foolish or unreasonable. The man who injures others is wicked; the man who injures himself is an imprudent being, who neither has ii knowledge of reason, of his own peculiar in terests, nor of Iriilh. llillinrh. H'rr Pljim. Water pipes made of thick glass are now used in France instead of iron. These pipes ure covered with a coating of bitumen, and ure made 1 1 insert in each other with bitumen joints. It is suid lliey will bear a higher degree of pressure I linn those made of cast iron, and are mine than thirty per cent, cheaper. A A'oiv Inn'il-iil. The Uo.ilon Transcript of the Olh inst. relates the following remarkuble frog story: The l?ev. Mr. Diirnhuoi, minister of llie Society now worshipping at the Odeou, called upon us this morning and related the following strange story, which, had he not been a cleigyuiHii, we could hardly have believed ; One evening last week, the Kev, gentleman's wife was taken sud denly ami seriously ill, when, during a violent lit of vomiting, she ejected a live frog, about hull" grown I The frog hoped half way across the room, and then, with something like dramatic dig nity, laid down on his buck and expired! Mrs, llurnhain supposes tout sjio took, llie frog into her stomach in tho tadpole stale, whjteJJlving wa ter in the night, us she had been iiiUeliabil uf so doing, and that it had been in her stomach for some weeks. Mr. Duruham remarked to us thai, although ho was not much itflVighted, yet he was oniderably surprised ut witnessing such a strange addition to his family. A lain tiumher of the llalttuioro Sun con'iiins it nntico of the death of Uobcrt Twigg, who died in consequence of the absorption, through n slight tore on bis baud, of some poisonous matter, while xhin.iir.fc a cow supposed lo have died of poison. I'ersons cannot be too rureful in skinning animals which have died of disease. The physicians who examined Iho above case, reported that "the de composing Juices of either the human or any oth er animal body, if introduced into the system through any wound or opening in the akin, pro duce tho most terrible effects, and in most rase cause death." Ii it recommended lo grease or oil the the bands before skinning such uiiuals, as Ihe oil fills the pores of the skin and prevents the ab sorption of any poisonous fluid. Planets. Twenty-two planetary ntbs are now visible mi the siimr side of the heavens. These are Mars, Juno, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus, with ihtir . respective aatelitrt. They tnay l? aicu about right o'clock in the evening, in the southern sky, near what aro culled the five zodaica! constcl lations. An exchange suys, a young student, while spen ding an evening with his lady-love, asked her lo hand lii n the snuilers tint he might snull the candle, as follow s : Will your lady -hip, through unmerited and un deserved condescension, have the infinite good ness to extend to me that pair of ignipo'.e.it di gests, Ihat I may exeripiile the excrescences of that nocturnal c limbic Inmiiinrv, that Ibe opul ir optics of its rc.spitiident brilliancy uuy shine more potently !" Y'.r Siitigliti. I rider a law of tho colony i f Connecticut, relating to '-y on ri lj men and maid ens," at a court held May 1, KG'.), "Jacob Murliue and iSarah 'Futile were prosecuted for silting down on a chest together, his arm about her WHisl.und her arm upon his shoulder or about his neck, and continuing in jt sinful posture about half uu hour, in which time he kyssed her and shekysscd him, or they kyssed one another, us ye witnesses testified." Suruh and Jacob were each of them sentenced to pay 2 Is. to the treasurer for not kee ping "within the statute." The Tuntalo. A new use of this truly valuable vegetable is given by the editor of the Ohio States" man. "A few years ago," he says, ''we stained a pair of white pantaloons by the upsetting of an inkstund, but by aineiuing the sluined parts freely with ripe tomatoes, every vestige of ink was re moved, and they were left free from every stain." The beautiful extract subjoined is from the "Carpenter of Rouen," a popular play ; "The mevhuiiic, sir, is one of tiod's noblemen What have mechanics riot done ? Have they not opene ' the secret chamber of the mighty deep, and extracted its treasures, and made the raging billows their highway, on which they ride as on a tame steed ! Are not the elements of lire und wa ter chained to the crank, mid ut the mechanic's bidding compelled to turn it 1 Have not mechan ics opened tho bowels of the earth, and made its products contribute to his wants! The. forked lightning is their plaything, and they ride trium phant on tho wings of the mighty wind. To iho wise they are the flo idi( ites of knowledge, arid kinijs nud queens are decorated with their handy works. He who made the universe wus a great mechanic." A Sample K'cljic. For the benefit of the bulie we select the following simple directions fur re moving fruit stains and iron mould from linen and cotton: Moisten the part stained with cold wa ter, then hold it over the smoke of burning brim stone, and the stain will disappear. Vermont i:leelion. From the oflice of the W alchtnaii, we have slips giving nealy complete returns of the late election. Tho whole vote is a small one. For governor, Mr. Mattocks (whig,) in Ihe towns heard from is in a minority of 1J2 votes, lie has received in these towns 21.n25 votes; Mr. Kcl-logL-, (dem.) has 1$,92. ; Mr. Williams (ahol.) 3,'tl'J. The few remaining towns gave last year 3,50.) voles for candidates sf cuch of the parties, besides 250 abolition votes. No election bus ta ken place by the people. The whigs have u largo mujority in both branches of the legislature. Jeclion in Iflnlur. We have returns of tho September election from 121 towns which leave it doubtful whether the democrats have succeeded in electing n governor. This is the result of ihe folly of ihiowing away votes on irregular candidates. In ihe above num ber of towns A ndersoii, dem. h is 11, HI 1 for gover nor; Kohinson, whig,'0,!i.)7; and there ure 4 Mi7 for Kuvanagh, dem., Apple Ion, abolitionist, und schi teriugs. Uoth branches of the legislature will be demo craltii beyond doubt. Of thu seven congressional districts into which the state is divided, it is pro bable that three have elected democrats to con gress, ami in the other four there is probably no choice. The democrat in candidate is elected in Cumberland district, and probably tho democratic candidate in the Wuldo and the I'enobscot dis tricts. In the Kennebec district, the whig candi date is defeated by tile uhohtion voles. In the other three districts, the opinion prevails that the lemocratie candidates have lost their election bv reason of divisins upon other thnn Iho regularly nominated cancidatcs. fnina '. Itol.l Itobbrrr. A robbery of a most daring character wus perpetrated in this town yesterday mornincf, the l'.lih inst., in the more of Wm. McKiimey. The scoundrel entered the store through one of the back win dow, by removing n pane of glass anil then drawing the nail which fastened the window down. After having admitted himself he w ent to the counter, where a brother of Wm. McKinney's was sleep ing, who was awakened by his approach ; upon which the robber called him by name and told him that "William wanted the trunk which contained the mor,fy." lie was opposed by ihe young man for a few minutes, when the robber clapped a knife at his breast and told him "he must have the trunk, for he couldn't run such risks for nothing," and immediately seiz ed it, in which were between $700 and $800, and made good his reireal by un bolting and passing out at the back tloor. The money was principally specie j about !H0 of silver, and $150 of gold, the re mainder iiiumIv of bills of eastern batiks. search wji ittiinedi ill I v m.u'r, and the j trunk found in a few bouts iifuir in a thick- j el about a hundred rods north fioin the j store, bul broken open ami rillcil ol its contents. Some Revcntton dollars were also found scattered around near ihe trunk, and about twenty dollars afterwards found in n field ubout half a mile still further north. No oilier traces of the villain have yet been discovered. A reward of two hundred dollars is of fered for the detection of ihe thief and re covery of tho money.- Winnebago Fo rum. Hreakfast and dinner hours in old limes. In her life of Isabella of Angou lenie, who was wife of King John of Eng land, Miss Strickland say : "In that era, five o'clock was the established breakfast time, and half past ten, A. M., the ortho- dox liinncr hour, fur all ranks and condi tions of men. The court was scandalized on fnulincj that King John never left hid pillow till mid-day, at which tune hi ba rons saw him, with contempt, issue from lha chamber of the I'.iir Isabella. This mode or life made l.im far more unpopu lar in the 13lh century than the perpetra tion of a few more murders and ahduc liunsn like thofie with which his memory stands already charrd." Incidental debate in the Drilisb House of Com mons, Oi cj;ou. Mr. She'd wished to know from the right hort. hiirumt whether there were ;.ny objections' on the part of tho govcrn ii t n l tit produce any official correspon dence which might have taken place with' the government of the United Slatca rela tive to the Oregon territory. ' Sir K. Peel was not in a position to lay iho correspondence on the table, but had no objection to mate how we stood with reaped lo the question.- The right hon. Uenileman would, perhaps, remember, that in the message of the American pre sident in December last, theie appeared tho followieo words with reference to the subject of ihe Oregon territory : "It would have furnished additional cauae of congratulation if the treaty could have em braced all subjects calculated to lead to a miiunderslaui!inr between the two govern ments ; but it became manifest at an early hour of the lato negotiations, that any at tempt for the time being satisfactorily to determine those rights would lead to a pro tracted discussion, which might embrace in its failure other more pressing mailers ; ami the executive did not regard it as proper to waive all the advantages of an honorable adjustment of other difficulties of great magnitude and importance, because this, not so immediately pressing, stood in the w.,y. Although the difficulty fe ferred to may not for several years to come involve the peace of tho two count ries, yet I nhall not delay lo urge on (ireat Britain ihe importance of its early settlement. Nor will other matters of commercial importance to the two count ries be overlooked ; and I have good rea son to believe that it will comport with the policy of I'ngland, as it has with that of ihe United Slates, to seize upon this mo ment, when most of the causes of irritation have passed away, to cement the peace and unity of the two countries by wise ly removing all grounds of probable future collision." Previously to that, this go vernment communicated its desire to the government of the United States lo adjust the ditrerenccs which existed between us respecting the Oregon territory, and we received an answer from the secretary of the U. Slates stating that iho American government concurred in admitting the advantages which would arise to the two countries out of an amicable adjustment of the question, and that a communicaton upon the subject would be made to the American minister at this court. Shortly after that Mr. Webster went out of office, and consequently no communication had since been made, but he (sir II. Pep!) hoped, from the amicable tone so per ceptible in the passage which he had just read, that steps would be taken at an early period towards the adjustment of the ques tion. I.lfe, Which it is habitually said, hangs upon n thread, and which with all its ills, a 'bare bodkin' may terminate, seems yet tometimes bo tenacious lhat no cold, nor famine, nor ill, beyond human endurance, ono would think, can avail against it. A most striking illustration of this truth is presen ted by the following extract from one of Mr. Weed's letters from Ireland. iV. Y.American. On board of llie steamer I met with a mostextraordinary man in many respects the most extraordinary of any living indi vidual. That there are other men who have lost both arms and both legs by am putation, I doubt not, but that those others walk about erectly, and are able to feed themselves, and even to write, I much doubt. This individual is Neil Dewar, a native of Argylcshire, in Scotland, who was shipwrecked on the coast of Labra dor in the schooner Rebecca, of Quebec, in 1817. The survivor9 (the captain, mate and four of the crew) found them selves upon the inhospitable shores of La brador in the month of November, with a cask of cherry brandy their only sus tenance. The male and one of tho crew perished with cold and hunger. The captain died soon afterwards. Tho sub ject of this paragraph was so badly wounded in ihe legs as to be unable lo ac company his companions in an attempt to tind Hsit;ince. These companions returned toward night the f "'.lowing day, with information that tney had louml mi Indian hut, lo which they with difficulty assisted him. Here thev found a hunter with a while man and two Indians in his employment. The hunter did all in his power to relieve the sufferers', but it soon became evident thai nothing but amputa tion would save the lives of Dewar and Donaldson, one of his companions. The latter died from loss of blood, during the operation. The life of Dewar was saved by an aplicalion of hot pitch to his bleed ing stumps. The operation was perfor med by the white man, assisted by the ludians. Ilis arms soon healed, but his legs contitted in a deplorable state till spring, when his kind host had him con veyed to the coast on a sledge, and in September he obtained a passage in the schooner 10 Quebec at which place hfl was received into the hospital of St. Hoqu-q and very kindly attended by the nuns. Hut hero it was found necessary to re-amputate both his legs ! In 1819 he obtain ed a passage home to Scotland, but on tho passage his wounds broke out a fresh. anil wiiiie in me iilagow Infirmary, a third amputation of both his legs was per formed by surgeons Corkindale and Cu min ! The wounds soon healed, sud for twenty years he lias enjoyed excellent health. I!y the aid of cork legs and llie assistance of a cane jointed to a cotk arm, he walks without difficulty. He takes his meals bv ioiniini? a fork into his left arm, and by 'unshipping (as he expressed it; tne cane and shipping a kiule into the joint of the right stump. Polite wait to Dixtinue a Xewsimner. There aie several methods of discon tinuing a newspaper. One is to ra- it in advance with directions to stop it when the time lias expired ; another is to write a civil letter, enclosing the amount dun and stating that you wish the paper no longer; another is to inn away without giving the publisher any notice whatever; another is to send a bankrupt notice, which in process of time is followed by a discharge in full by the court; but the most genteel and polite method, and with all the most fashionable, is to refuse to take the paper from the post office while you are still indebted for your subscrip tion, and leave it for the post-master to inform ihe printer that you look upon him with silent contempt. A black list is the appropriate place fur the names of all subscribers who covet notoriety by acts of meanness like this, and where we are the victims, that enviable distinction they shall hae. Staratoga Sentinel. Give us such boys as have been blessed with the instructions of a pious mother. This is a qualilieation for which no substi tute can be found on cnrih. Never would we dispair of tho child who lus been used, in his infancy, to hear the precepts of heavenly troth inculcated in thu accents of maternal love. Truihs thus distilled, live forever in the memory. They are inter woven with all the sensibilities of the soul. They are the fortress of the con science, not impregnable, it is true, but in destructible. They furnish the mind with chords which, in later life, seldom fail to vibrate to the touch of faithful expostula tion. They are a- inextinjuishablo sparks, which being seemingly smothered under a henp of corruption, may be fanad by the breath of friendly and spiritual counsel, into tho pure and genial flame of Piet'- Stimulants lo Great Men.h is inter esting lo notich the different articles which have been taken by eminent men as stimulants to the mental facull"s. It is interesting as showing how diametri cally opposite means may produce the same effect in various systems ; and it is interesting as showing Iiomf much the mind sympathises with the body. Ilaller drank plentifully of water when he wish ed for great activity of the brain. Fox, for the 6ame purpose used brandy. The stimulants of Newton an Hobbes were the fumes of lobacco. Those of Pope and Fontcnelle, strong coffee. Dr. John son, at one period of his life, was a great wine drinker ; but in the latter part of it, found 6trong tea a good substitute. Don Juan is si'id to have been written under the influence of gin and water ; and it is reported that a certain legal lordof great learning and talents, plies himself hard with port wine when he wishes to shine. Pitt was a great drinker of wine. Sheri dan also was fond of his bottle. Dr. Paris tells us that when Dunning wished to mako an extraordinary display of elo quence, he always put a blister on his chest a few hours before he was to speak, in order that it might irritate the brain ty sympathy during his speech. Wealth not happiness. Go into the country ; behold the farmer at his plough everything is snug and comfortable around him. lie has not wealth, ami is conse quently free from its perplexities ; he is not poor and is consequently independent. Ilis family thrive around him, and blessed with health and contentment, he enjoys as great a share of happiness as ever falls to the lot of mortals. Great wealth is too often useless or misdirected. extreme poverty is fatal to the niot laudible ef forts. A state of independent competence, between the two is the mojt likely to pre serve our principles untarnished to keep our human sympathies ldivcl.ed, and t" render us truly happy. The Jonah 1.,vv.. The Tavtrout," s:. John t.'rorah, "lives in vhnl itver all the i;ar round., h i a large nud yebow fish with a .'real nir.tiih, and feed chiefly on salmon spawn, moles, micu, frogs, etc. A curious circumstance once nappeueu k mc at Pulney Loch ; one of my eons threw a live mouse into it, when a large irout took the mouse down immediately. The boy told nic what had happened ; so I took my fishing rod which was leaning acrainst my house close by the loch and put a fly on. At the very first throw I hooked a large trout, landed it, and laid it on the walk ; in two seconds the mouse run out of his mouth, and got into a hole in the wall before I could rtaeh it." "I ssy, Jack, how do dem titers turn out dis year t" "Well, Cuff, da atn berry much like do long hair gemen all top, no bottom."