llow yoursei- to - idler from it fora moment, but
ÿ se »in, and if you rave not .-itch a Hung about you,
a fork will answer the purpose.
Always begin to speak before another has finished
what lie or she has to say, is it will serve to show the
quickness of your perception, heintt able to under
gt:in ,| « thing before it is uttered, ind give the compa
ny a great opinion of your good breeding.
Be"sure, on leaving a room, to turn your back on
the company ; and if the door lie shut when you arc
going out, be sure to leave it open, particularly if the
weather he very cold.
Should you have occasion to use your handker
chief in company, do not intnee the matter as some
are wont to do,' by slightly compressing the nose;
but boldly and decidedly blow it, (particularly if at
med time.) until relieved from the inconvenience;
and the louder and more violent the different propul
sons of sound are, the more genteel, easy, and agree
able you will he considered.
When in company, should you ever be at a loss
what to do with your hands unit feet, as is often the
ith young people, you can occasionally put one
foot over the other, sit cross legged ; pick your ears
wilh the head of a pin, run your fingers through your
hair; pare your nails with a penknife; blow your
nose, and look at your handkerchief ; beat a tattoo on
the table ; bite your nails ; gape and yawn now and
then ; stretch yourself out to open your chest ; loll
buck and tilt vour chair, cut a notch or two in the
arm of it with your penknife ; (which should be al
ways open in your hand, ready lor use ;) or scratch
y iU r bead. Arid i/i so .doing, you will convince the
company that you have boon well br /Ught up, and are
perfectly free from vulgar habits.
From the Berkshire Atneticna.
Scene II .—A Wharf.
Piper. What are you gazing at, Puff ?
Puff. There's it man being drowned.
Piper. A man drowning! who! where!
Puff. Not drowning, as you say—but being drown
What's the difference ? But don't let us
stand here jawing about a word while a man is drown
Puff. I say is being drowned.
Well, have it so then ; but let us get the
Puff. Come then.
Piper. But who is the man that 's drowning ?
Puff. Is being drowned, remember Mr Piper.
Piper. Well, he will be drowned if we stand here
talking. But who is the man, and who told you a
bout it ?
Puff. It's Jerry Sweetbread, the butcher; \ seed
him tall from the wharf with my own eyjes. " Help!
help!" says lie, "I'm drowning!" Says I, "Jerry,
unless you speak better grammar, you may drown and
be hanged." As he came up the second time, he cri
ed again, "do help, I'm drowning!" Says I, "Jer
ry can't you say being drowned / 1 do mortally hate
such perversions of speech." By this time he was
too much exhausted to rise, and thinks l to myself, he
is being drowned fairly.
Piper. And you let, a
what you call grammar?
Puff. Hang the fellow, who could endure it ? I
take it Mr Piper, that no man has u right to get him
self into difficulty, unless he can ax for help gram
matically. lie has no right to fall into the water, un
less ho is prepared to say, I'm being drowned.
Piper. Can you swim ?
Puff. Yes, some.
Piper. As you know whereabouts he fell in, you
had better dive after him.
Puff. Well then, if you see me being drowned,
Piper, help me out, will you? (dives and brings up
f e body.)
Puff. Pin afeard so too.
fellow, why could'nt he spoken as he had ought to ?
man drown for not speaking
I am afraid it's a gone case with him.
But plague take the
Fm sorry the poor fellow is gone, but it's i had pre
cedent Air Piper, to sh w a mm any fav r, if he
wont ax for it ir. •> pro,/e manner ; its Holding ut e
courugenient to false grammar, which 1 think a u. n
had ought by all means to avoid, don't you Mr Piper i
Two women were disputing about, some articles which had
got misplaced, when one of them (after having addressed the
other with a long liarrangue.) was asked if that wae the first
be she had ever told ?—' Yes, 1 said she, * it is so the very first
Talking of storms," said an honest Irishman, to
day, to a friend of ours, "at Wilmington, last sum
iiicr, we had the heaviest I ever saw in my life, con
sidering the size of the town."
Washington City Chronicle.
/Milk and Milking .—The practice of milking thrice a day,
especially when cows are in good pasture, is recommended;
each milking will give almost as much as if only done twice,
for, w hon the udder is full, the milk begins to be absorbed in
to the body of the animal. This praciice will be fouud not
only to increase the quantity of manure, but of milk.
Milk should be poured into pans as soon as possible, and if
ned far or much shook, never gives abundant or good
In order to find the richness of the milk of your different
cows, pour the first of your milking of each into glass tum
blers, and when the cream has risen you can easily see which
hoars .the thickest coat. Winter's milk, although less abun
dant, will be found to be richef than summer's.
Milk gradually increases in richness, from the first drop
Take a tumbler full of first and another
down to the last,
full oftlie last; you will find that the first yields not one tenth
part as much cream as the last; and the difference of its qual
ity is as great as that of its quantity. They who by cardless
milking, leave half a pint, in reality lose not only as much
the first five pints afford, but also all that, part of
the cream which gives richness and flavor to the butter, and
drv up the coiv into the bargain
A milk pan should not be above three inches deep. .
JV* E. Farmer.
Bonaparte.—" The death of Washington, which occurred
the 15th December, 1799, gave the first Consul, (Bona
vn his feelings in rela
He wore mourning for
parte) an opportunity of making kn
lion to the Uoned Stales of America,
this illustrious citizen, and caused the whole army to do the
simo by an order of the day following, dated 9tli February,
1800—" Washington is dead.'.' this great man contended
against tyranny: he • etablished the liberty of his country.
His memory will ever be dear to the French people, as to
even/ freeman of the two hemispheres, and particularly to
the French soldiers who, like him, and the Americana, con
tended for liberty and equality ." The First Consul gave
furlliei orders, tim;, during leu days, black crape should be
pended upon the Hags and standards of the Republic."
A tomb in the clouds. —The Duke of Atholl is
said to have upwards of GO miles of gravelled walks
on his Perthshire estates, and more than half that num
ber of miles of carriage roads ; many ol which are for
med out of the solid rock, and lead through the most
picturesque scenery to the tops of various of the lower
range of the Grampians. But all these yield to that
which the Earl of Fife has been for some years form
inn to the top of one of the highest Bens in Scotland,
(Macdtti, in Brae Mar, which is upwards of 4,000
above the level of the sea.) by which materials
... carried for the erection of a family tomb upon
thé highest pinnacle of the mountain ! The length of
the ascent is nearly seven miles from the foot..
Pittsburgh, Pa. —Seventy-five years ago, Gen. (then
Major) Washington, made an excursion into the
Wilderness, and descending the Mononga
to its confluence with the Alle
ghany, wrote to Gov. Dinwiddie, that he considered
" the land in the fork" (the present site of Pittsburg)
" extremely well suited for a fort, as it had the ab
solute command of both rivers.' 1 ite " land in the
fork," which Washington examined with a soldier s
eye, and on which he recommended the erection of a
little military post to overawe the marauding savages
of the neighborhood, is now the largest inland town
in the United States, containing about 20,000 inhabi
tants. the depot of a populous country, and possessing
a manufacturing capital of many- millions of dollars.
The amount of merchandise which passed yeatly
hela river in a canoi
through the warehouses of the city so long ago as
lit 15, was estimated at$20,000,000.
Population of Cincinnati .—A Directory of the Ci
ty of Cincinnati, just published, gives the following
statement of the population ol that place :
« From the most correct data that we have been
able to obtain, there ate at present a permanent white
population in the city of Cincinnati, consisting of—
To which may be added—
Blacks and Mulattoes,
Besides the above, there is constantly a floating
transient population of from 1000 to 1500 souls, who
help at least to swell the hills of mortality."
Ireland .—There is no doubt that there is some ex 1
aggeration in the late accounts of the disordered state
of this country. Nevertheless enough may be be
lieved to convince that the times there are squally.—
The following is gleaned from late English papers.
London, July 22.
The Dublin Evening Post of Saturday last ex
« What a state is the country reduced to ! In Tyrone,
Armagh, and Fermanagh, the Catholics have been
obliged to retire to the mountains-for protection. The
milch cows are suffered to run wild about the country
for want of proper care—the children and their moth
ers have fled from their homes, under the fear of as
sassination ; and if vigorous measures be not speedily
idopted, the civil war in the North may be extended
to other quarters."
The Privy Council has terminated its deliberations;
and the result is a proclamation, calling upon the au
thorities of the country to obey the laws, which will
produce about as much effect as the invitation to Mas
ter Barncrdinc to come down and be hanged. Th«
Dublin Evening Post has hit the nail on the head
" Disarm the yeomanry and proclaim Martial Law.
There is no use in shilly-shallying when multitudes are
taking the field against each other. In all cases of
this kind s verity is mercy, in a country where thé
magistrates are partisans the law is a mockery,
only efficient discipline is martial law administered
unsparingly and impartially, without regard to religion
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK.
According to the last report of the Chief Engineer
to the Common Council, the number of persons at
tached to this Department is 869, including 6 Engi
neers and 78 Wardens. The legal number, when all
the companies are full, is 1432; and consequently
there are 563 vacancies. They have under their con
trol 48 engines, 5 hook and ladder trucks, 26 ladders,
29 hooks, and 9589 feet of good hose, besides two
eegincs not in good repair, and 1028 feet of ordinary
JlntUSocieties .—The following are but a small number
the Anti-Societies recently formed or proposed.
Men are machines, with all their boasted freedom.
Their movements turn upon some favorite passion:
Let art but find the latent foible out,
Wo touch the spring, and wind them at our pleasittfc. -
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