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Mttm VOL. II A NIGHT AMONG THE WOLVES. BY JOHNS. WHCTTIRR, "The gaunt Wolf, Scenting the place of daughter wi:lt his long And most offensive howl, did ask for blood." The wolf! tho gaunt and furicious wylf! Hiw nnnv lale9 of wild horrors n re associated with the name ! Tales of the descried battle (fold vvhere the wolf and tho vulttiru Coast together a horrible and obscure bunq mi, realising the loar ful description of the seige of Corinth, when On the edge of the gulf,'1 There a.it a raven (lapping ft wo'f," amidst the cold and stiffoniiig corpses of the slain; or of the wild Scandinavian lor est where the peasant sinks downexhaoa ted amid the drift of winter, and the wild wolfs howl sounds fearfully in his deal- entng ear, and lean forms and evil eyes gather closer and c.oser around him, is if impatient for the death of die doomed victim. The early settlers of New England were not uufreqnenily incommoded by the mini bers nnd ferocity of I lie wolves which prowled around their rude settlements. The hunter easily overpowered them; and with one discharge of his musket scatter ed them from about his dwelling. They fled even from the timid children, in tho broad glare of day, but m the (hick and solitary night, far away Crom the dwelling of men, they were terrible from thw;r lien dish appetite Cor blood. I have heard of a fearful story of (he wolf, from the lips of some ol'lhe old set tlers of Venn ut. Perhaps it is best told in the language of one of tho witnesses of the scene. "'Twas anight of January, in the year 17. .Wo hid utttil to a fine q lilting frd ick, about tivo miles from our settlement of four or five houses. - '1 was rather late tiboiil twelvo o'clock I guess when the parly broke up 'I'nere was no miun and a dull gray shadow or hiz- hung all around the Iririz m, while overhead u few pale and sickly looking stars, gave us a dull light as they shown through a dingy curtain There were six of us in co.npi ny - Harry m ason an J myself, and lour aspietly girls as ever grew up this side of the Green Mountains There were my two sisters and Harry's sister and his street-heart, the daughter of our next door neigh'ior. She w is a right dawn hands una girl :h it Carolina Alton. 1 never siw Iter eqnl, though I am no stranger to pretty faces. Sue win si pleasant and kind of heart so gentle and sweet spoken, rind . so intelligent besides, that every body loved her. She had no eyes as bine as the hi I violet nnd her lips were like a red rose leal in June. No wonder thai Harry Mason loved her boy though he was lor we had neither of us seen our seventeenth summer. Our path lay through a thick forest of m k, wiih hero anil there a Ull pine rising !( dark, lull shadow against t tin sky, wiih an outline rendered indistinct by the dark ihss. The snow was deep deeper a great deul th in it ever fills of late years but the surface was frozen slrongly e piiugh to bear our woigot and we tiurried on over the white pathway with rapid steps. Wo had not proceeded tar, before n low, long howl c une to our mira. Wo ull knew it in a moment j nud I could feel n shudder ihri.ling the arms that were Col ded close to my own, a sudden cry burst from the lips of nil of us "the wolves! Ihn wolves!" Did you ever see a wild wo'f; not one oC your cag d, broken down, show am mils, which are exhibited Cor six pence u Mcht. children half price but a fierce hill starved ranger of ihe wiiitary forest, h iwling and hurrying over the barren snow, actually mid with hunger? There is no one of God's creatures which has nucha frighiful, fiendish look as this ani rttsl, It has the form us wjII us the spirit of a demon. Another tud another howl nnd then wo coulr' hear distinctly the quick pnttcr of f'ct btaiind us. Weall turned righta hoot and looked in the direction of the oiinn.. "The devils are after us,1- said M ison, pointing in a line ol dark gliding bodies. And sn ill fact they were a whole troop of them howling like so many Indians in n pow-wow. We had no weapons of any kind; unil we knew enough of Ihe nature of tho vile creatures who followed us to feel that it would be useless to con lend w ithout them. There was not a mo liiemt to lose the savage beasts were close upon us, to attempt flight would have been a hopeless affoir. There was hilt nne chance of escape, and we instant . t seized upon it. "To the tree; t us climn tins tree : I rri.-il. snrinninsl forward toward n low bongh. d and gnarled onK, wnicn i saw nt a glance "'0l11 ,,e en' cli,nbed ,n,n- Harry Mason sprang lightly into Ihe tre and aided in placing the terrified girls in a phice of compaiative security anion., ihe thick hough I was last on Ihe giound.nn I the whole troop were yel Un- al my hoels before I reached the rest of The compmy. There was one moment of hard hrenlhing and wild exclamations amongus. And then n feeling or calm ilmnkfulnesa for our escape The night ' P 3 . . I ' L. was cold and we soon began to shiver nod khnke like so many sailors on the top ,.,,.,..( ,.n lenlund whaler. But there malm er no murmurr, no cm;ji""""'U us, for we could distinctly see the gutxat, attenuated bodies ol'lhe wolves beneath us, e.nd every now and then we could see great, glowing eyes staring up in the tree wheri we were seated And their yells they ere loud and long and devilish. I know not how long we had remained in this situation, for we had no means oC ascertaining the duration oCtime when I heard a limb of the tree cracking, as if breaking down beneath the weight of us; and a moment alter a shriek went through my ears like the pcircing of a knife, A I litht form went plunging down through the nuked branches, and loll with a heavy sound upon thtsiiil snow. "Oli, God! I am gone!" It is the voice oC Carolina Allen. The pnr girl never spoke again! There was a horrid dixMoess in my bruin, and 1 spoke not I stirred not, for the whole was at th.it time like an n g'y unreal dream 1 only remembered that Intra were cries j rtn(l shuddei ing around me; prrhaps I joined ihem and that there weresmoth ered groans and dreadful howls under r.eath! It was all over in a moment Poor Caroline! She was literally eaten alive. The wolves had a frightful feast and they became raving mad with the taste of blood. Wlienlcame fully to myselC when the horrible dream went off and it last ed but a moment, I strugleJ to shake ofT the arms of my sisters which were cling ing around me, and could I have cleared myself, 1 should have jumped down among the raging animals. Bit when a second thought came over me, I knew that any attempt In rescue would be useless. As for poor Mason, he was wild with horror. He had tried to follow Caroline when she fell, but he could not shake off the grasp of his terrified sister. His ynuih, and weak constitution and frame were unable to withstand the dreadful trial; and ha sto id clone by my side, with his hands firm ly clenched and his teeth sit closely gaz ing down upon thu dark, wrangling crea lures below with the fixed stare of a mani uu. It .vas indeed a terrible scene. A round us was the thick cold night, and be low, I lie ravenous wild boasts uere lap ping their bloody jaws, and howling for another victim. The morning broke at last; and our frightful enemies fled at the first advance of dayligh', like so many cowardly mm derer. We waited until the sua had ris en before we ventured tocriwl down Iro n our resting place. We were chilled through, every limb was numb .villi cold and terror, and poor Mason was delirious and raged wildly about the dreadful tilings he had witnessed. There were bloody stains all around the tree; and two or three long locks of dark half ere trampled in lo ihe snow. We had gone but n little distance when we were met by our friends from the set llemenl,who had become alarmed al our absence. They were shocked at our wild and frightful appearance, and my broth ers have often told me thai at first view we all seemed like so in my crazed and brain sickened creatures. They assisted us to reach our bom S but Harry M is nt never recovered fully from the dreadful trial. He n-glected his business, hisstu fi -s and Ins fiieuds, soon muttering to himself about tint horiinle night. Ha fell to drinking s ion after, and died a mis crable drunkard, before age had whitened a hair in his head. For my part I confess I have never cn lircly overcome the terrors of the m tlnu choly circumstance, which I have endeav tired io describe. The thought of it his haunted me like my own shadow: and even now the whole scene eomes at times freshly before me in my dreams anil 1 siat t up wiih something of ihe same feel ing of lerrar which I experienced, when more than half a century ago, I passed a nihl among ihe wolves. o FitoM LIBERIA. We give below a briel extract from the letter of Dr Skinner, the Colonial Agent in L'beria. In ndiition to this letter, we have a late Liberia Ihrald, containing the proceedings of the "palaver' held with Joe Harris, and its pacific results, in details. luinpean that all, or nearly all, the kifffff and chiefs in the surrounding coun try are favorable to tho American colo nies excepting King Joe. lie was reluc tant to meet the 'palaver,' but was at longih compelled by tho other chiels to do so anil he gave a dogged submission to the terms cf pece proposed. Tho colo nial delegates with the friendly duels, were attended by seventy armed men. King Joe was attended by forty of his lifeguards. On the first day he refused to attend. On t'le second day he cmerg ed from a thickol, and look his seat two miles front ihe appointed place, where the other parties were assembled. lie was evidently afraid of being all lokod Si punished for his outrage and murder at the Bassu Cove settlement ; and when al lasi ho caino forward to the palaver, his men were careful lo dispose of themselves in tho best manner for flight, in case of danger. The articles of agreement, or the trea ty which was concluded, give additional territory for the Baasa Cove settlement; and King Joe has bound himself to make restitution of the properly of which ihe colnny was robbed, so far forth as it has not been used or destroyed, and he prom lies indemnification for the residue. Ue lo stinulates lo abstain from the slave - , -i traJo. CARROLLTON, FRIDAY, i nere was a grand military celebra - linn nt Mmawm 4 1... i i ' V ' V 1 01 ueco,Der -- w. ..oiiii.uii i, t,,oeuraieu ueieoce and victory over the natives, on the first settlement of the colon ' Wo have conversed" with Cmt In lin oC the hria Sn.m pi;, jl, ! "" r. .1.,.. . ' . . '". "Prewnwiom me sta'e of the colony . He was at Monrovia for two or three weeks. The colonial - gent was doing exceedingly well, There ) were many slavers on the coast, several ; of which have been captured by the Brit- ish cruisers. The Liberia Herald men lions the capture of ihree Spanish slavers by the British brig Curlew, while lying ; within the harbor of Monrovia. Theed .tor states that theae s avers frequently come into that port lor wood and water,! before their carcoea of'slavea ire on board These cargoes are in readiness at distant positions, not within tho jurisdiction of the colony, and the colonial authorities have no rijjht or power to interfere. Captain Lawlin also visited iheMarv Innd settlement at Cape Palmas. He gives a verry cheering account of that colony. After s'ating Ins purchase of the new territory from the native princes, aureea bly In Ihe instrucioiis formerly received from the managers of the Colonization Saciety, Dr Skinner remarks: 'I have aid out Ihe town in squares of seventeen rods, containing (our lots nnd a highway; the streets run east and west, north and south by Ihe compass; filteen town lots are already cut down, and one largd thatched house nearly completed. This place for salubrity of air and healthiness of location, cannot be exceeded by any spot on tho western shore of Africa. 1 would jusl remark that, on Saturday, the 13 h instan', the bones of the inhabitant! who fell in tho massacre were collected together, and put into a coflin, and, on Sabbath the 14th, I preached a funeral sermon mi the occasion. I do hope the Sociely will not abandon their object, which will be followed with most glori ous results toon, i' persevered in; mid I expect the lime will come when perhaps the town I have now laid oul will be the capital of a great empire." From the K liuburg Journal. IIOUSE-MONEV. The surprise with which Goldsmiths club learns that the reckoning is drunk out, will be fresh in Ihe memory of almost all our readers "Drunkotit? " cried Ihey all, impossible." The landlord, they though', mus( bs mUta ken; or he must bj cheating them; or here must have been a sudden rise in the price of hq iors; or there must be some other mystery in ihe case, to ac count for so sudden an evanishment ofall the sixpences originally deposi ted lo defray the charjes of Ihe festiv ity. And yel the landlord was cor rect snd hones); liquor wav as it had been; and there was no mystery in the matter, but simply I hat people drink a great deal foster, when a few meet together, than ihey are apt to imigine. So it is wi h that wnrderful thing ral led "house money" a thing that "mock married men," if ever any thing mocked them a thing of the mot illusory and unnscprtainable char acter a thing bottomless an abys House money, in the general ac. ceptation of word is that sum which men in he middle ranks of life are ac customed lo disburse weekly or month ly for the discharge of their houiehold expenses during an ensuing space of lime, and which is generally adminis tered by the sage heads of the individ ii al called the Lidy of the House. A husband may have paid his sum for twenty or thirty years, (for it must be paid.) and yet the thing will be as great a mystery to him at ihe end as at the beginning. It goes away from his hands, like the arrow of ait Arabi an prince, which was carried on and by genii, and never was found again on earth. It passes from him, and he sees it no more. On Saturday he looked, and it was there, snug in the bottom or his pocket; but on Monday, when he looked again. Ihe place knew it not: it had vanished forever. What is the strangest thing of all, he never becomes in the least degree reconciled to the wonder. Instead of lamely sii ling down and saying to himself Well I fairly give up the question of house money; it is a mystery beyond me, and I only misspend lime in thinking of it, hois perpetually starting up, during the course of some half centu ry of married life, with the vain in quiry -'But, my dear, where doesa'l that money go? Pon my honor, I don't understand how so much should be required to keep our small family. Are you satisfied yourself that all is no buttery-spirit secretly devouring our substance; no strange error in your reckonings; no unheard of over charges in these pass hooks I see fly ing about like evil spirits? I really wish you would see after it." Mrs. Ualderstone, who has had the same questions asked of her once every month for the lastlen, twenty, thirty, or forty years, immediately takes fire MARCH 85, 1836, ,at what she conceives to be an indi - . rect charge against her housekeeping, and opens thus: 'I really wonder, Mr. 1 . I .1 I .. .1.. til I L. i uniucuiuuc, uiai jou win aiwiyi oe I ,hus accu3'nK mQ of extravagance How often have I assured you that I ' am illal as (ffinnrnin.il at I nrmihlu ran , ' , ' , ", .7 7 V". 'a V" ' ln 'ac'' " , w"derfut how I can ' fake the money go as far as I do; and 'f were not that I am so excessively careful, it would be quite impossible, Vou can have no idea of the number of things req ilred for a h ius, and how Ihey amount up even in a week y .ccount. There's lea and sugar, butcher-meM. and bread-tremendous arice,. We consume no fewer than ninp rtprn lo.M..,-fc rite,. ...... n .-. L Mr. H ilderstone raises his eyebrows in perfect astonishment. And ihen there is beer arid porter, and wines 4 spirits all to be had, for you know you won't da without something of the kin I every night. Here the jr,'n tleman winces a little And coal the single article of coal is dreadful. 'Only in winter," interjects Mr Hal derslonp, glad to get a little fliw in his wife's Rrument. "Yes ' resumes she, 'but if I were not lo lay by in summer, I never could stand the ez pense of this article in winter.' 'Still,' says Mr. Bilderstone. dog gedly, 'I cannot see how all these ar tides, even allowing great the quanti ty we use and their lush prices, should require such a very large sum as that which you get from me weekly under the denomination of house money.' A superstition of our forefathers, which represented a gluttonous fiend as hunting larders, and fattening him self up; without, in general, beinz vis ib!e to mortal eyes. Sir Walter Scott somewhere tells a s'ory of a buttory spirit surprised at his morning meal in the party of an inn keep .-r. EXTRACTS FHr.M THE AUTO BIOGRAPHY OF A CO .V AllD. My first son was named Leister he was a noble, fair haired boy, belov ed alike by parents, cannt x o s and servants but with all his noblpnesJ, I could discover one adherent feeling, hereditary, I think it must have b?en from his lather of cowardice. Hours, ay, diystlid I think b fore I fU d cn a plan lo cure him of ihis foiling. To b.-at llim, the too common mode of imparling instruction to children, I knew would never answer for this temperament, and I therefore deter mined lo work upon his feelings. One day we were passing a high stone post, flit and square at the lop. I set him upon it, and walked off to a great tlis'a.iee, hade him s'and erect, at first he was afraid, but he overcame this timidity in a few moments. 'Now,' said I, "jomp in'o my arms!" Poor fellow he siitf-ted from cowardice then he trembled and b'gan to cry In a few moments I tried o m again but he dated not, nature was too strong Vou are a Ciio irJ," said I putting him down. He hail never heard that word befnre; he knew not what it mean', though from the manner in which it was spoken, he knew it meant something. It seemed to trouble hi rt bul he affected lo disregard it. He tried by a thousand playful, innocent, endearing tricks, to make me forget my seriousness, but all in vain. 1 had set myself lo Ihe task, for I knew what it was to be coward; to have a heart full of cowardly blood. Presently he left me an J went to his play with an air lhat made my w.fo laugh at me Sf my theory, in spite of her veneraliun for both. After a while he came to me, and putting his little arms round my neck, kissed me. I refused lo re turn his caress; and putting him dawn coldly repeated the words, "you are a coward." Again he went lo his play but more vehemently than before; and I observed while I sat reading, (hut he would now and then stop short in the mischief (hat employed him; drop whatever he had in his hands and sit motionless for a while, as if something troubled him. Thank God! thought I, my theory is beginning (o work a cure. no cauic iu uic acun miu in . .... was more serious; he stretched oul Ins little srms and asked me to be . I opr. isleil. however, insnile of his in spite m nher's beautiful eyes, and put him from me. He was hurl, and went no more to his play. I sat and watched him, without foiling him see me I observed every movement of his face, and was pleased. The next morning I left town, and was absent for a week- On my return the moment I alighted Leister was at my side, snd put both of his hands in to mine. I saw lhat he wanted to say something, 3 waited fur him to speak. "Father," said he1 '' jump.' The tears were in his eyes. I could have hugged Ihe little rascal to my heart; but I dared not; I dared not, till the 1 trial was over. Itmigbtbe hacardiori I ... " "I j a little, but it was my duty to hazard j something. I took him to the same ..J A.-.l ft .a p iuu went luiuier uu man oeiore I saw his little face change color. ! To him it was terrible to me nothing ! for I rnilhl ca'cd him. Hi nranir.J L i " "iV LriuT . -.1 r . himself-he held his breath-he shut his eyes, and leaped. I caught him and kissed him.-I sobbd aloud for my heart ran over. - . ,( said he as s0Jn as he could Kei his breath, ".Now faher.ie la jwarrf?" j He could not even pronounce the word ; bjt he n .ver forgot it he wis cored.! And on his deaih b"d, it would have j strangled him to have called him C JWAUD V E. Galaxy From the Tennessee Firmer. SUBSTI rUTE FOR THE SPADE 1 have discovered a much easier Hi more speedy method of digging gar den ground, than that peiformed I llB old ., (Sit hl.h in Ma . . . I . . I A..11 the spade which is merely to substi tute in its stead, the common manure fork, o e, however, made .'q lare al the top lor the foot lo rest on, would ' im il, or to strike their nuise, or io raisa bs belter. Mine is a coarse 3 pronged j the hand against mama, ponder well on foi k, the tires 8 inrhes lung, J inch i the conseq lences If lhy du not, often wide, and J inch thick at the shoul j 1 'in f.re Ihe after efforts of instructors; der, and tapering to the point, and 7 , v "" "hions from the pulpit. Their inches in breadth, bent as much as ,l':h'l(l in dang&r of giowing up a drunk, common spade-. he handle s.rairM "d. or a g utton, a self-wi'led sensualist. or nearly so, and 4j feet long. The ""V'Tr " c n T ' M PW L ..I , , , . I lake ihe life ol a Cello being, and to sac- advantage n woiking .,, that it IS. Lg,., 1)ljuwn;aild ,hi, bcc,iuae lfc s.er forced loio the ground hao .i, p ireu's were f.nhless in ibeirlrosls. spade, and the upper end of the hen- Tney hjd not ,,e firmness to do their du. die being thrown forward to neat ly ,v . ,hey feared to m.rtifv their child, and arm's length, the fork descends per in so doing they exposed him in after life pendicu'arly into the eanh then in itohe m inified by 'he world's scorn; t stead of lifting a id turning the pro ! wander an unloved, uapiiied thing. Jour ces-s is r t er rolling the lump over- nal of Health. by lever pjwir, first breaking il loos- ihen as ihe handle, with one hand WlLD Rcvknok.-Uo ihe shore of near the end, and the other abou'. the Mui-u crrt-: " pointed out, overhang. middle descends, the armrests on the j ,n ih,t wl"cl' 'h6' i, , ..i ,i, r . i i ii ; 'he fo. lowing tradition : some i-entuMe knee, and ihe forward hand becomes ,, . :. , r i , r i since, the chief o of the district, Maclean the p.vet o a second lev,r. of L f.hoUy hsd.gr, nd hunting excur power man the firs., $ suflh.en. Hba L(B To grace the festivity, hf ttf J at little forward mo ion, if the ground IS ,.flde0 her oof, ehlWt ,n lnia..l ... somewhat adhesive, lu turn over al I ,ha nurse's arms. The deer, driven by most a cubic foot at once If it in j the hounds nnj hemned in by su-round-dines to turn backwards drawing the ing rocks, flew to a narrow pas, the on fork partly out will gneral'y obviate j ly outlet they could find. Herethechief lhat difficulty, but sometimes the old j had placed one of Ins men lu guard ti e method of Itf.ing snd turning must be j deer from passing, bui the ani n ils rush resorted to. ! ed with such impetuosity, that ihe poir Ground dug in fill or winter, 1 j forester could not withstand them, ln conclude should be lei. rough, as pre-ilmf r''e ol the m miem, Maclean threat, senuni more su.face lo the action o(ie"'d Hn ""i"1"' da"n" the frost and air, it il in better condi i ""9 P'" - as commuted to a whip lion in ir.e spring than il m ide smool though finely pulverized. Very re- specilully yours, Dec ii 1S35. G. H. OLU CLOCKS I love to contemplate an old clock one cf thase relics ol by g)tie times, that come down lo us wrapt in vene ration tel'ing their tale of simple yet touching interests. How erect & prim it stands in one corner, like some fodjd specimen of maiden ami qiiv! I s face bears evident marks uf beauty beauty decayed; but not ob'ilerat d. It is plain thit it has seen iis best days, but equally evi dent is it lhat it was the prnlo and or nament of i is day unrivalled amongst companions. II aw many eyes have watched the even tenor of its ways, as it moved on in the never ending yet s'i l hegining jo ,rney of (he hours Hour.-! are, years have gone by since that aged monitor of time first started in its course. And they who set ou' with il in the morning of life, whose mo'ions were as active and whose principle of vitality , if that may be called so which animates a clock were as strong when are Ihey? Are they yet in Ihe walk of the vil lage? Can they be seen under the old oak Iree. or at ihe door of the cottage? I see them nol there; yet therestands the old clock, clicking blithely and i patiently as ever. Ihe voice and footsteps are silent, of those who jour neyed on with it to the full period of good old age. A new race has sprung up, long and far removed from Ihe other; and as they loo watch Ihe pro gress of the old clock, their hours are I fleetly passing by, and time with them j will soon close. How impressive the ; . ... . il l l. lesson taughl bv that old clock, and . . . i,7t,. ,he ,n,,cr!P !n 00 1,9 d,al Plsle Tem "" "eT"' Ardor is Betting. Two gentle men st a tavernhving summoned the waller, Ihe poor follow had scarcely entered, when he fell down in a fi". of apoplexy. "He's dead!" exclaimed one. "He'll come to!" replied Ihe oilier. "Dead for five hundred!" 'Done?" retorted Ihe second. The noise of Ihe fall, and the confusion which lollowed, brought up the land lord, who called oul lo fetch a doctor. "No! no! we must havj no interfe rencethere's a bet depending!" "But, gir, I shall lose a valuable ser vant!" "Never mind! you can put him down to the bill!" NO 28.-WHOLE NO. 80. EDUCATION OF THE APPETITE It must hecintroin the earliml mint. ! cyi '0,g before the dawn of reason, and I Alfml QntA.i... a. .....I I.I. ; ,,,c c"iuuunoi me nmr- al entimei,t. The rule on which it ia ; coducied ' a very simple one; applies I Uie Io Classes. It IS to allow llo child ""'auigeoce olanappelilenrpropen.!- ' the indulten ! ' .V 'IV?.. by W, L"'' ? W".fo,f '"' b"."y uPP1rt ''d Homing in io uu eonurucu uj the wlnm or cannee of a iMienl lo ihe nn- agwary wants of a child; tor il NHtti b consnnnly borne in mind, that every gratification of every sense, whether of taste, sight, sound or touch, is Ihe begin ning of a de-ire lor its renewal and that wy ranwwal gives in probability off ",e indulgence becoming a (libit; df that I I. r l J ii iiii unutf loraieu, even in cuiiuiioun, will often remain during the wholo of af ter life, ni q uring strengih every year, until it sets all laws, lioili human and di vine, ii d.fi ince. Lei parents who al ow their children to sip a litilu ol this wine, or to iutt lae lhat cordial, wh I ' vield to ihe cries of their little ones lor I pro nis-uous loon, or lor liberty to il up I Imle later, or to torment a domestic an , eM-Q Ol BUUUIUIg 111 UIW lO-.C "I l f : wnicn, in iuee isu'iai itoiea, woa i.wuai. - I I I J' i . c .... ereu oegrauing piinmnmen', in uin the lowcs' efmeaisls, and the worst of cinncs. rue Clansman uuruea wnn en ger and revenge! He rushed forward, plucked the tenner infan the heir of Lochbuy, from the hands ol'lhe nurse, and bounding to the rocks, in a mo nenl stood on an almost inaccessible clirT pro jecting ever the water. The screams of tho agonized mother and chief at ihe aw. fu! jeopardy in which their only child was placed nny be easily conceived. Maclean implored the man logive him hack his sun, and expressed his deep 00 i t:itlon foi the degredalion he had, in a Aliment of excitement, inflicted on his clansman. The other replied, that the only condition on which he would con--eut lo ihe rc-lilution WHS, that Maclean himself should bear his back In the cord, and he publicly scourged as he had been! In despair ihe duel consented, saying he would submit Io any thing if his child were but restored. To the grief and as tonishment of ibe elan, Maclean bore thia insult, and when it was completed, begged that ihe clansman might return from his perilous situation with the young chief, The mm regarded him w tha smile of demoniac revenge, and, lifting high the child in the air, plunged wiih hnn into the nbvss below. The sea closed over them, and neither, il is said, ever emerg ed from Ihe tempest uous whirlpools and basaltic caverns thai yawned around h tm, and still threaten the inexperienced navigalor on ihe shores of Mull. WEIGHTS AND MEASURE3. By a law of Ohio, passed March 15lh 1S35, it is provided that where articles are sold by I, e iped measure, the bushel shall be put at ihe top 1 9 inches in dtamoler, .... . J f.L the half bushel l.M inches, ami me pec 101 ll)Ches.and that thecommodity shall uu heaped up inihelonn of a cone as fong iiS av Will lie upon the measure; and thai when measuring articles nil sold by heaped incisure, Ihe measure shall be stricken with a straight stick or roller, of the same diameter from end to end. That ihe hundred veighC shall consist of ono hundred pounds, and that twenty such hundreds shall constitute a ton. Sixty pounds of Vhent, 56 lbs. of Rye or Indian Corn, 43 of Barley , and 33 of Oats shall constitute a bushel. The a hove rules apply of course only where there is no special contract. By the same law . is provided that land shall be treasured with a horizontal chain, a rule which should never be departed from; as every practical surveyor known that most of the difficulties in resurveying a rise from careless measurement. The) entire act, which may be found in the. General Laws, published in 1835, pago 24, ia intereaiing. Zinesville Gofcettt.