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BY H. 55. J-TACTV.
VOIL. IX--No. 459.
Curriunclrnc: of ihe llixinn , l.i.
lf'iuhinztdii, Jm. 3, 11135.
For t lit; laM three t'ays tl ere have linen
rumors nfiont in relalinu tn Mr Webster,
which may rracti your rant, bill vvlucli I
am sure you wilt al incc iliecrcclil. ll lias
been idly reported ihat a coalition between
him and Mr Vnn Burcn might noon be ex
peeled, nnd lliil a plot was nflint In bind
lite pond people of Massachusetts neck
and heels and deliver I hem over tn t lie
Magician. Of course nu intelligent por-nn
will be deceived by these rumors. They
arc utterly gratuitous, and tl is almost a
work ofeupercrognimn in deny ilicm. Bui
as llipy liave b"cn uttered with an appear
ance of confidence in inmv quarters, it
may not bo amiss to expose thci' faUiiy.
Il cannut bocnn'eslcd, iliat lie admin
istration have bad Ine uudncuy to niter-
tain hopes of our defection. Overtures
have been made, and bnld inueiidors have
been thrown out, tho object of which i
not to be mistaken. The Van Btireniics
have tipped knowing winks to our Massa
chusetts men; and the F.diior of the Globe
has already began to inllict upon 119 hi
Satyr like caresses. I he President is
rlili o! opinion that there is a deal of good
tense in our Slate, which will yot be slim
tilatcd iiiio aciion. All these hopes and
turmircn on the part of the administration
will be friislraii'd and proved false. Our
delegation in Congrats is. believe, with
three exception, found nnd firm. Mr
Adams considers Mr Vnn Bnrrn thi ni"st
unexceptionable candidate that has been
proposed; and Messrs Borden and Jackson
arc among the "doubtful."
The course of Mtfs'.ae.husftts upon the
qnrslinn uf Ihe nc.Tl Presidency ndmits ol
no doubt. It wt bo -odi as will not do
rngnte from ihr loliy ( ii'acler which she
ha hitherto ninuii allied by her consiel'iil
upposiiion to Iho corrupt dynaity, of which
Martin Van Burcn has been the guiding
gf-nius. Sho will remain faithful to the
candidate of her choice, for to him ehe hns
pledged her support. In so doing bhe will
vindicate her own honor, manifest her own
consistency, and show that she at least ap
predates the pro eminent qualifications of
lirr Constitutional Champion. Should the
ek cl ton be brought to the Home of Hop
resent olives, she will manifest her fidelity
to Whig principles, by giving her vote to
that candidate, who is most likely to main
tain those principles in their strength.
She will never consent tn adorn the tri
nmph of corruption, or by apathy and in
ertnetsto be won over into the power of
the enemy.
Tho New Y rk Amrricno contains a let
trr from Washington, dated Saturday night
from which Iho Pillowing is an X"aci ;
"Tin official n call by iho French Govern
monl of Mon--. Iig"ot, li n - created rx
troipo M ii-titii n here. Il H nniV rod cm
clllflVI' IIH In III!! III'III'I'MIK III" ll ii (I VlTIl
nil lit. to d'i i: mi long I'lir' ii-r, imi n ! mi nni
irii'ih1 iidjo-tiiirnt ol' iIm- pi .m il. nl
ihiitiih ilio-t mini'- qi -'! in ri'iloy
wnli France. DeM'ii'eli' from M' Uiriun
have been receiv il. .ind I'd , nm find n
inoiiesl wi'll informed cireles hen1, ihiil
Ihere is ln clirrlit ii ii1. 'n on .v llnil Fraud
will In al Ihn Ins' .Mi'-'.'ig" ii- no xii'.inii
linn uf ih" nni'. ni m Inch, nt the elvonil
lionr. her G"Vi 'i'Un i.t. r r i'Ii r ' lie ('inim
bo-s took ir nre. Wh .1 i!i 1 1 1 v i In ivli Ii
ciiinniiiniea'eil " C ngi m ' " ly pin
if Iho wiik nnd ii' c ii In ' i mix In th
nieBsines to hi rieiiiniiirinl.il. or lloit nre
Vfii 111 coli'i iiliillnli I (In lint like lo
indulge in. The subject is ion serious in i'h
const qni'lices to your inorcaii'iio friend-, to
induce me to do s i light grounds."
Tr.XAS Letters wore rceivod in thin
city yesterday, dated Now Orleans. Do
ceniber 50'h. annoiinoing that Iho town of
Ban Jlntnnio fie Rexnr ha Furri'mlcrod to
Iho Ttxinn forct'H, which at our hist ac
cnnnt worn bringing il. Gimi Cns. Iho
Mexican commandant, with a lew of lil
tronriR had relirrd into Itio ciladol ; but a
tlic town a occupi' d by th'" Ti'Xinu- mid
their piiKoners, and Co-s' forei's wilhooi
provision, ho would he onnpolvd to nir
render liim-clf a prisoner ol' war in a fi-w
days The wrilfr rol'ers for lurthur pane
uUrs to Iho N. Orli.an- pipurn ol the SOili
' bill as usual, they fail to nrriv.
Thus Ins lerintnaiod, Tnr iiuiiiiIm at Ions!
lie wor in Texas, and no one who is (a
miliar with her rnsource and In diame
ter of hor pooplo, can doubt Imr biln y In
cstabllrli her iiidopondence. JV- Y Coiir.
The imporlancc of tho culture uf tilk,
at o broncli of national economy, has ar
rested the attcnlion orthe Secretary of the
Treasury and led him to advert to it, inci
dentally, in his late report to Congress
In exploring the tourccs of revenue, whose
prolific streams aic overflowing the grand
reservoir, for the nirpnic of ascertaining
nd suggesting Iho most judicious method
of reduction, he soys: "The most prom
inent of these a'liclcs, aro Wines and
Bilks from beyond the Capo of Good Hope.
They both yield In duties over half a mill
ion oer annum, or. in 1834. Wine. 445,
000. and India 3ilks. over 171,000; all of
which might well b repealed, union on-
gro-B linulil eonsnlor iho loriner a juilicmn
lax on a luxury, nod the latter ni nn cn
couragrinpiit lo the domestic produrt of
silk, which in bucnming widely and sue-cc-sfullv
established; and which, if deem
ed b proper object of incidental protection
by legislation (contrary to iho views late
ly enlnrtaincd by congress) would require
a restoration of the duty nn European Silka
nnw entirely free."
Whether the culture of silk is ofnifTi-
cienl importance lo entitle itscll in uie
same encouragement and protection, ns is
extended lo other branches of domestic in
dustry, is a q'le-tinn which appropriately
fills within the legitimate powers and pro
vince of Congress lo decide. Tiinogh
there may exist a difference of opinion wilh
rei-pecl tn tht) propriety and expediency of
an interference on the part of Congrcs
yet all must admit il tn bo nn important
Ionic of inquiry. No runner was it diccov
ered that the soil nnd cliuialo of a portion
of the United Slates was adapted to the
culture of cotton than it engaged tho at
teiiliun of C ingress. An inquiry into lis
prospect of becoming a great staple pro
luct of the Si'iilb, furcod upon Congress a
conviction of the necessity of encouraging
its growth by prolec'ivo duties. Lcgisla
livo aid was immediately extended lo it,
uliich, under various modification?, has
been continued lo the present day.
The frirnd and promoters of the culture
uf silk in the United Stales, are decidedly
of opinion that it is entitled to ihu foster
iug care and fatherly protection of Con
grces they have carefully investigated I In
subject, bulb as it ropecis its feasibility,
il profit and its bearing upon the interests
and the independence of the country they
have collected a inas of information in re
lation to every Mcp in the process from
sowing the seed of the mulberry to tho fin
ih of the fabric, and ore in possession ol
I'ricta and estimates, which, to their minds
are perfectly satisfactory that it is destin
ed to bo the second, if not tho first, staple
product, of the Northern Middle and Sou
them Stales.
Thi information t hey ara willing to
comir.unicatc. nnd arc communicating thro
the medium of their publications ; but they
arc nol di-poscd to obtrude it upon the nt
lenli'jn of Congress, lest il should be com
strued into an indirect solicitation for Go
vernment aid to an individual enterprise
As individuals they ask no assistance they
are prosecuting the business with a talis
factory hope of succcs and amplo reinu
Deration; but as a great national object
ihev believe it is entitled In the protection
of Government, and that its general iulro
ilocliou will be lung pnicrnstinated unless
it is extended.
A Iho !)iisinps? i vol in its infancy, nnd
Mm: hi H inn ii ' n,n in relniinn to H limned to
roiiiinralively. a few iinlivulo iN. ami III
se;ilieri(l I lliuogll nil I he fVerril S'at''
it ro:-Kc1 fully Mibm I 'oil t" 111" rnoide
ration of Congr"s, wheilier nu invesngn
lion ol 1 ho soliji'd. bv a Committee, wou'd
not b" de-irable. and have a sal itury ten
deiiey. eiiher a-i promoting (he inlerehl o
new. bill nn iiiiiu! s .orce of national
nealili; "r checking a visionary nnd illu
- .rv project which uiii-l ulliin.ilelv end in
ili-apii'iiniuieiit. Siiould C-iogre- appoint
a Counnillee lo iiivei.ligalu the subjec, ull
the lofuriniition necessary lo a full under
-landing of the subject matter of their in
noirv. will hi within their reach ; and
rhoold it result iii a conviction that the
gislniive action ia culled for, various plans
and project will be laid beforo litem for
their eon-iduralior, and recommendation.
From facts and information in our own
possession, we b -licve tin? importance
the subject, in a national point of view
rails for iho iinrneilinln attention of Con
grei.-. and we hope a Committee will be
enrly appointed nl I he prevent session, lo
investigate il. The. length of Ihe session
will give tlino abundant time to collect th
fuels and make a report. The country ex
pect it, and Us importance demand it.
Silk Ciiliuritt
A pillentLid." U-n." said a fuller tho
other dov, "I'm busy now; but as soon ns
lean get lime, I mean to give, you n ft ig
nig.' "Don't hurry yourslf, Pj," replied
Iho patient hid. ' I can vail."
Jitines IhiZn usually called the Ettrick
Shepherd, a" pool nnd novelist, died nt his
reOdenccnn too banks ol'lho Y.irrow, on
tho2l..lol' November. He had been ill 3
weeks of a bilinus fever, Ho w.n born in
the Mine year with Wullcr Scott, and
... 1 1 i i i. ,. .. i
would Invnueen (JO voar oiu. nau uu nveu
till tho '.'Sill of January, 1039.
As the sun in all Us splendor was peep
in over tho eastern hills a newly married
man exclaimed, "Tho glory of the world is
risin"!" Hia wile who happened to bo get.
tingup al tho moment, taking iho compli
mcnt to horself, simpered out. "What would
yon say my dear, if I hsd my new silk gown
Il i a melancholy task lo reckon wilh
Ihi! departed year. To l nice back tho on -rloiiJ
Ihrund-i'of nff'clion through H many
colored wool", and knot anew its broken
places to number the missing objects or
interest, tho dead and tho neglected to
sum up tho broken resolutions. Ihn deferred
hopes, tho dissolved puaniomsoi nimcipa
lion, and Iho many wanderings from the
loading star of duty this is indeed a mol
anclioly task, but, withal, a profitable, and
ll may someiimes ue. a pleasing mm u
snolhiii" one. It u wonderful m what
short courses the objects ol this world
move. They arc Into arrows lecuiy mot.
A vear a brief your, is lull of things
dwindled and finished nnd forgotten. No
thing keeps evenly on. What is there in
the running calendar of tho year that Ins
dcparied. which has l;ept Ita placo nod I's
mn'Miitude? Hum nuil there nn aspirant
lor fa uie still stretches after lm eluding
shadow hero and thero an cnthu-oast 1 a 1 1
clings to his golden dream hen.' nnd there
and nlas ! how rarely) a friend keeps Ins
troth, and a lover Ins fervour but how
iiinnv in ire, lint wen; m ambitious, and en
iii-iastic, ns loving a these, when I his
year began, are now sluggi-h, and cold mid
hilse! You may keep u record ol lile.
nnd ns surelv ns it h huinm, it will be n
fragmented and di-j. lined history, crowded
with iiuaccoiiolahleoess and change.
Tncrc h nothing constant. The links of
liloare forever breaking, but wo rush on
till. A fellow traveller drops from our
side into iho grave a guiding star ol hop
vnoi"liea Irom Iho skv a creature ol oil'
affections, a child or nu idol, is snatched
from ih pcrliipt nothing with which we
hegan the race is kdi in ih, and yet we il
not hall. " Unw.ird still onward is
the eternal rry, nnd as Ihe past recedes.
ihe broken lies nre forgotten, and the pres.
enl nnd future occopv us nlone.'
Thoru are bright chapters in the past,
however. II our lot is capricious ar.d bro
ken. it n also new and serious. One friend
li.i. grown cool, hut we h ive won another.
Oil's chance was less fortunate than wo ex
peeled, but another was better. We have
cncounlered one mail's prejudices, but in
so doing, wo have unexpectedly flitterc:
the partialities of hi neighbor. We Imo
neglected a recorded dutv, but n deed o
charity done upon impulse has brought up
the balance. In an equable temper of
mind, memory, to a nun ol ordinary good
iiess of hear!, is pleasant company. A
carclos rhymer, whose heart is better than
his head, says :
"I would not escape from Mennri'j lanJ,
l-'ur all I lie cu can lieu ;
Fur llieio'a ilo.urr dint in Memory's land,
'I'll. in llie oro nf rirh I'cru.
I H.ip ilio teller liy .Memory tiviinl.
The uuudeier's heart "ml soul lo bihJ.'
It was a good thought suggested by an
ingenious frienil of mine, to make one's will
a n nu -i 1 1 v. and remember all whom we love
in il in ihu degree of their deserving.
have ucted upon tho hint sinee. nnd trnlv il
is keeping a calender of one's life. I h ive
little to bequeath indeed ti manuscript or
two, some half dozen picture-', and n score
or two nl much. thumbed and rhnicc an
thors but, slight as those poor ineinouto
are, it is pleasant in rate their difioreoee
and write ngain-.t llieui iho name of our
frionih, ns wo should wish them left if wo
know we wore presently to die. Il would
bo a satisfying thought in sickness, that
oiio's friends would have a memorial lo
suggest ns when wo were gnne ihat thev
would know wo wished to bu remembered
by lh"iii. and reme nlnred iheui nmnng Ihu
lirst. And il is plea-ant. too, when alive,
in change tho order of appropriation with
Ihe evervuryuig videlicet, of affeclien. It
is a relief to vexation nod mortified pr.ile
to eia-e iho name of one unworthy or lalso.
and it is delightful, ns another gets near
er lo your heart, wi'h iho gradual and Mire
ie.l of in'iui.icy, to prefer him in your fe
rret register.
Il" I siiould live lo ho old, I doubt not il
will he n plen-niit thing lo look over lhes
liillo lesiiiiueot.s. It is difficult now, with
i heir kind offices and plca-anl faces ever
about one. lo realize the changes of feel
mg between the first nod tho last more
I i til cult still lo imagine, ngain-t any of
iho-c familiar names the significant nslo
risk which marks the dead yet if the
common chances of human truth, and the
still more desperate chance of human life,
coiiiinuo it is nielnncliolly lo think what
n miracle it would be if even half this list,
brief and youthful as it is, should be, twen
ty years hence, living and unchanged.
The festivities of ibis pail ul the year
always seemed tn mo mistimed and revolt
ing. I know not what cause the reflections
of others take, but lo mo it is simply the
feeling of escape the released breath of
fear nlier a period of siipenso and danger.
Accident, misery, death, have been nhoul
us in their invisible shnpes, and while otio is
loiliired with pain, and mint her reduced to
wretchedness, and another struck into the
grave be-ide u, wo know not why or how
we are 61 ill living n ml prosperous. It is
next lo n miracle that wu nre so Wo have
b. cn on the edge of chasms continually.
Uur leet have toltereil, our bosoms have
heen grazed by Ihe thick shafts of disease
had our eyes been spiril-kecn, we should
have been dumb with fear nt our peril. If
every lenlh sunbeam were a deadly arrow
if the earth were lull of invisible abysses
if poisons wore sown ihickley in Ihe nir.
life would hardly bo more insecure. We
enn stand upon our threshold ami see il.
The vigorous nre stricken dovn by uu
invisible hand, the nclivo nud busy suddenly
diaapoar death h caught in ihe breath
of ihe night wind, in the dropiug uf the
dew. There is no place or moment in
which that horrible phantom is not gliding
among us. It is natural at each period uf
escapo to rejoice fervently and from ihe
heart ; hut I know not, if others look upon
death with the same irrepressible horor that
I do, how can their joy bo so thought
lutly trifling. It rccin to ma matter fur
deep, nnd almost fearful congratulation. It
xhoiild bu expressed in religious places and
witii llie solemn voice ol worship; and
when ihn period has thus been marked, il
should be npc'odily forgotten leu its cloud
become depressing. I nm nn advocate for
all the cavelv that the stunts wi hear.
would reserve no particle of the treasure
ol happiness. The world is dull enough at
Iho best. But do not mistake its temper.
Do not press into the service of gay pleas
ure the thrilling solemnities of life. I think
any thing which reminds mo of death, sol
emn; any time, when our escape from it is
Ihrust irresistibly upon the mind, a boIciiiii
time ; and such is I lie season of the new-
year. It should bo occupied by serious
thoughts. It is the tun's to reckon with
one's heart to renew nud form resolutions
to forgive and reconcile and redeem.
A. r. .Mirror.
Poetical ciiAiucrnn or the Iitr.Ln
Tho following cxlracl is taken from the N.
. Mirror. It is a happy effjrt to exhibit
what however fir exceeds all human de
scription. The pathos and beauty and
eloquence und Divino lrulln of the Holy
scriptuios arc. nhn, loo little known and
felt. Were the lids of this book more
frequently opened, much of the doubt and
darkness which nnw hang over the minds.
of many whu profess I o receive it ns "a
lamp to Ihcir feel and a light lo their path,"
would hi dispelled, and many who now
reject its rays altogether, and wander in
Iho darkness uf error and folly, would find
it an unerring guide to lead their footsteps
in the ways of Virtue and in the paths of
Had the Bible been without its noetic
al character, we should have wanted tho
voice of nn angel In recommend it to the
acceptance ot inanuind. t'rone as we nre
to neglect this banquet upon which tho
most exalted mmu may Ircely and fully
feast, we should then have regarded it with
ten fold disdain. But such is the unlimited
goodness of Ilim who knew from the be
ginnng what was in the heart of man, that
not i.nly the wide creation is so designed
as to accord with our views of what is
magr.ilicent and beautiful, and thus to re
mind us ol his glory; hut even the record
of In.- immediate dealing with his rational
and responsible creatures, harmonize wilh
all our most tender, refined and elevated
thoughts. With our established ideas of
beauly and grace and pathos of sublimity
citlie." concentrated in the minucsi point
or extended to the widen range, we can
derive from the scriptures n fund of gratifi
cation net to hi found in any o'her memo
rial of past or present timi. From the
worm tii.atgrovoU in tho dust beneath our
feet, to the track of the leviathan in the
foaming deep, from Ihe moth that corrupts
the secret treasure, tn the eagle that soar
a'iove his eyry in the clouds, Irom tho wild
asj of the desert, lo the lamp within the
sheperd's lol l from Iho eoniiiniing locust
to the can U; upon the thousand lulls from
ill rose ol hhiron to Hie coders ol Leba
iioii from ihe crystal stream gushing fori h
out ol lbs flinty rock, lo the wild waters ol
i ho deluge from the barren w.a-le, to the
fruitful viiievanl, and the laud lliwing wilh
mill; and honey, from the lonely path of
the wanderer, to the gathering ol a mighty
multitude, from the tear that lal's in secret
to ihe dim of battle, nnd the shout of i
liiiiniphaot host from llie tohlary in th
wilderness, to Mie satyr on his throne
from the mourner clad in sackcloth, to the
prince ill purple robes from the gnawing
ol llie woriulhat dielh not, to the seraphic
visage of the blest, from the btill small
voice, to the thunder of Omnipotence-.
from the depths of hell, to the regions of
eternal glory, there is :io degree ol beaut
or deformity, no tendency to good or evil
ii shade of darkness or gleam of light, which
does nm coui ! within the cognizance of
me llolv Scriptures; and therefore, there
is no impression nr conception of tin: mind
that may not find a corrcponding picture
no thirst for excellence that may not meet
wilh its full supply, and no condition of
1 1 1 1 1 ii.i u 1 1 v- necessarily excluded from the
unlimited scope of adaption am! ofsympa
thy comprehended in the language and
spiril ol llie lloiy is i bio.
How gracious, then how wonderful and
harmonious, is thai majestic plan by which
one ethereal principle, like nn electric chain
ol'light nnd lile, extends through the very
elements of our existence, giving music to
langujge, elevation to thought, vitality to
leulirig nnd intensity and power and beauty
and happiness to the exercise of every lac
ullyot the soul!
A New Cupositv in Natuihi. His
a-iiuv. Tho above engraving represents a
specimen of a natural production, which
was shown us n few evenings since, thai is
neither hsh nor flesh, beast nor fowl, nni
mil, vegetable nor mineral ! Il was pro
cured in Plymouth, North Carolina, nud
brought lo this city in n glass ot Alcohol.
The thing, for it is without a name, is
both entomological and vegetable. When
its entomological nature ceases, ile vegu
table nature cuimiiuncc; nnd when its ve
getable character has arrived at miiturily,
Us entomological ch truclcr devolopcs it
sell'nuil Us vegetable rxtslaucc disappears.
In other words it is alternately a plant nnd
nn insect. As an insect, it ij perhaps
about one inch in length and three fourths
ot an inch in circumlerniice. II is ot a
brownish color, shaped like a wap, deti
nue of wings head similar to a beetle with
two anteii'ireor hums; has near its head on
either side a short leg shaped liku those uf
the mole, wilh broad, serrated extremities
and intended, doubtless, like those of the
mule, to assist the iiisecl in penetrating
the earth. It has also iwo posterior, legs
the purpose of which shall bo seen. When
the insect has attained its growth it diuap
pears beneath the surface of the round and
dies. Immediately alter its death tho two
posterior legs, just spoken of, begin to
prnut nr vegeUlo. These two hhoot
soon nppcar nbove the earth. and the insect
plant soon altnms the height ot ubout six
inches, it puts forth branches nnd leaves,
resembling torlbil. Tho extremities of the
branches bear n bud, which contains in
mbryo neither leaves nor flowers; but nn
insect! As the insect devolopes itself and
grows, it neither falls to the ground, or re
turn upon its mother plnnt, but feeding on
its leaves until the plant is exhausted, when
tho insect returns to earth again and again
the plant shoots forth !
i ho true nature of this insect plant, or
vegetable insect, we knnw not what to call
it, is entirely inexplicable to in. It may
be surmised that an insect has hero asso
ciated itself wilh the seed of n nlant, in
such maiiner, that they produce and mature
each other. Or, it mav bo supposed, that
nature has invested this specimen of exis
tence which attributes the nearest possibly
assimilated to those ol b)th the vegetable
and animal kingdom, yet belonging not ex
nelly tn either, nor entirely to both. It
may srem to bo Uie lunging point at winch
the animal kingdom merges into the vege
table, and the vegetable into the animal
lingdom. It is cerl.amlv a wonderful cu-
rosity, and we believe that it is not only
entirely unknown to naturalists, but has
never before been publicly de-enbed.
We understand that a gentleman in Phil
adelplna, of whom the specimen wo eaw
was procured, is cultivating a quantity ol
tuctn winch be bns obtained irom iSorthU
for llie purpose of furnishing the .Museums.
Wa hope tu bo able to lornis.li a more par
ticular account ut this insect vegetable
hereafter. In the specimen we saw, the
plant had grown about three inches, and
ihe insect was yet preserved in its original
and nearly pcrlect state. Tarn. ."uu.
Two Persian merchants, strongly united
in friendship, had each one child of diller
out sexes who early contracted a ttrong
Incnusbip lor each other, winch was clier.
ished bv the parents, and thev were flitter
ed wilh the expectation of being joined
together lor lite, Unlortunateat the lime
ihey thought themselves on tho point of
completing thii long wished tor union,
man, far advanced in years and possessed
nf an imtneiiic fortune, cast his eyes on the
young lady, and made honorable propo
sals, tier menus couut not resist the temp
tation of a sou in law in such afiluent cir
cumslanccs, nnd forced her to comply. As
soon as the knot was tied, tho strictly en
joined her former lover never to see her
nnd palienllv submitted to her fate, out
the anxiety uf her mind prayed upon her
which anpearontly carried hor ofT, nnd &Ua
was consigned to the grave. As soon as
the melancholy event reached the lever,
his nfiliction was doubled, being deprived
of all hopes of her widowhood; but ncol
lecting thai in her youth she had been for
some time in a lellnrgy, his hopes revived,
nml hurried him to the place ofher burial,
v here a good bribe procured the sexlouV
permission to dig her up, which ho per.
formed, nnd removed her to a place of
safety, where by proper mot hods, he re
viveii llie nhnost extinguished spark oflil'e
Great was her surprise at finding the stale
she had boon in, and probably us great was
her pleasure ct the means by which she
had been recalled from the grave. A soon
as sjio was sufficiently recovered, the lover
laid his claim; and his reasons, supported
by a powerful inclination on her part, were
too strong for her to resist; but as France
was no longer a placo of safety fur them,
they ngrerd to remove to England, whore
ihey co'itinucd Ion years, when a strong
inclination of revMtiug their native coun
try seized them, which they thought they
might gratify, and accordingly performed
their voyage. The lady was so unfortu
natc as to be known by her husband, whom
she incl in n public walk, and all her en
deavors to disguise herself were inelV.'ctu
al. He laid his claim lo her before a court
of justice, and tho lover defended his right,
alleging thai the husband by burying her.
had fortiled his title, and that he had ac
quired a just one, by freeing her from ihn
grave, and delivering her from the jaws of
death, l iicse reasons, whalovcr weight
they might linve in a court where love pre
sided, seemed to have little effect on the
grave sages of the law; and tho lady, with
her luvcr, not thinking it safe lo await the
determination of the court, prudently re
tired out of the kingdom. C Celebret.
Mr. , a lawyer in Vermont, doing
a good business, nt onco became insane,
and look il into his head to abandon the
practice of the Law, and engage in basket
making. He was al first, a very awkward
hand nl this new employment, but, by dint
of perseverance, he so. in became skillful
and could weave n bs-kel as well ns he had
formerly woven nn argument at the bar.
He folluwed this business nbnut six months
when taking a new notion into his head,
he abandoned II for that of chair bottom
ing. The material used in this occupation was
bark, which ho stripped fiom thu trees in
early summer, when it peels most easily.
Having enme home, one day, covered from
head to foot wilh mud, he was asked where
he had been, thai he got so thoroughly be
daubed, lie answered that he had been
in a neighboring swamp after elm hark, of
which lie exhibited a strip about 40 feci
Do you mark this ?" eaid he triumph
antly. 'Yes; but how does ihat account for
your being to muddy It isn't usual to
find mud on the lop of n lice."
"No; but you may miiu H lines find it at
iho bottom, ihough.' I'll loll you how I
found it. 1 cut the burk near the rout
of the tree, and then ttript il upwards, ex
pecting il would come to an end and break
off. and run itself out afinr a while. 11 u
it hung on like n suit in chancery and I
stript, and Mript, until it run un foriv -t
nnd ns broad nud htrong es ever. Tofi!;i '
I to myself, there's no use in pursuing tiu
thing any farther, and so I'll enter a nnllt
prosequi, Ihat was the point lo be deci
ded. I wished at least to save C03i but,
pshaw ! 1 forgot, I'm not ti lawyer now.
Well, os I was saying. I looked, ut ihu
subject to see how I could securo ihn luri:.
It was too strong for me to break off At
any rate, thought I, lliero'd more than eon
way lo skin a eat, ns a butcher would say.
If I cannot break offtliis bark, I cbii clim'i
up by it. No 6oonor taid than done. 1
seized hold of llie ttrip, und placing nir
feet against the tree, ran up liana over
hand. By this method of climbing, n'i
will nerccive mv back must have bi"u
downward, and nearly in a horizontal po.-i
linn mv feet being braced against the l run
and my head standing from il in an aught
ol nearly ninety degrees. Having arrived
at the proper height, I was men in a q iaii'
dary. hnw lo get my knife out of my imM
nt, nnd how to gel it open after it was out.
If I let go Willi one band, I was learlol llie
other would not hold mo. However, bin
I, it's neck or nothing. I'll try the ex
pertinent at any rate so 1 griped pv.ver
fully with my left band, while I took my
knife out with my right, and opened it witli
my teeth, whipped off the bark as clean ut
law would dock an entail.
"And what do you think was the re
sult?" "Why you caino flat on your back, of
' Itight gentlemen of the jury a very
correct v5rdict ineod, 1 came down flu in
the mud. Never was a client laid flatter
on his back than I and never was one so
completely bedaubed with filth and mud.
But thanks to the yielding nature of tho
soil! I saved my bones, and only brought
away the mischief on my coat. I gained
my cause, ton which is more than I can
say of all my undertakings."
The company laughed heartily at I lit
cx-lawyer'H account of his exploit while
the latter, hanging his coat in tho sun.suid
that the mud, like the old woman's grease,
would rub off when it was dry. J
He continued, a while longer, to follow
his occupation of chair bottoming, when,
suddenly becoming sane again, he resumed
the practice of the law, and has, ever since,
preferred laying his opponents on their
backs, in a legal way, to being laid on his
own in so ludicrous a manner a9 that ubovu
related. A". Y. Trans.
Hard Times and Wants. Virtue wants
mrirc ndmirers ; Wisdom more suaplicaiila ;
truth iinro real friends ; and Honesty more
pi.. .. . .t-n.i-iiu j, S', ijtS uii-
vynfhis more fortunate neighbors.
Religon wants less said about the theory,
and more dune in the way of practice
Philanthropy wants a residence, and fidel
ity an assy lum.
The hor-es attached to tho Now -Bedford
stage took fright while standing nt the
Marlboro' Hotel, on Tuesday evening, and
ran over Dock square, where they were
thrown down. Of eight persons in the'
coach, none were injurcc.
rfflflE members of iho Burlington Kiro
JL Company an hereby notified," that tha
annual meeting uf said Company will be hold.
cn at J. Howard's Hotel, on the fourth Wed
nesday, tho 27th day of January, instant, at
seven o'clock in the afternoon, for the pur
pose ol choosing ten wardens, a Clerk ami
Treasurer, and for transacting all other busi
ness required by the charier and la.vs of said
Tho Trustees congratulate Iho membor3 of
tho Company, and of the scrci.il Kngino Com
panies, and the householders of the vill.aga,
Ihat. during the past year, not a single build,
ing has boon destroyed by fire, within the lim
its ol' the Company. The cry of fire has
suvcral limes been heard on our streets, but
tho prompt attendance of our Engine Com
panies, and tho vigilance ofthis company and
of our litizjns generally, have extinguished
tho "Utile in.atler''hcfore "a groat fire had been
kindled." All iho alarms of fire which wa
have h'iard, the past year have commenced
and continued wilh"morc suioko than fire,"
and ended 33 they should do, u mere excite
ment, Sinco tho last annual meeting o number
ofsubscribers liavn been added, as member
lo this company, and several liberal donations
have been received from beucvolont individu
als. More than $200. has been raised by vol
uutary subscription lo construct cisterns nnd
wells, for Iho uto of litis company nnd tht
nccoinniud.uioti ul'lhe public!;, u purl ofwhich
has already been expended fur these purpose.
The rrcont national cal.imity by firo in tho
cily ol'N. York, whero 01 tenements and
properly to thu value of 1-1 millions of dollars
were consumed, in iho shorl sp.act of l." hours,
speaks volumes of caution lo every lellocliug
iiiind.and warns the most unwary to lake caro
of fire.
Tho Truilecs deem il not arrogance to at.
tribute tho quiet enjoyment of iho" firesides uf
many ol'our citizens to tho well organization
of our I'uginp companies' and the vigilcuco of
this company, but much remains yet to b
done. Thero ale now only 10J nxwnbors of
ibis company, while there aro about HOC house
holders in tho village The company need
funds, but they need the aid of individual ex
ertions, as well as funds. A cause so general
deservos general encouragement; and tho
Trustees again call upon every householder
in tho village lo attend tho meeting and join
tho company Burlington expects every man
will do his duty.
By older of Iho Warden
January 4, 18JC.
rgl UK Subscribers will pay the highest
JL market price in Cash for
Corn, Rye,
Oals, Bailey,
Beans, i'ea,'
Deluded ut their Sture.
Hickor & 6'kl.l. ,
tturlinjlun, Ott, 10, I83S-

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