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cl w NOT THE CIiOU V OF C .1 S A II ', HUT THE W E I F A HE OF It O M E. BV II. B. STACY. From the New-York American. A woman! hand traced llio following line, which only woman! true nnd fond heart could hive inipircd. We hope we may receive oilier iuch genu, TUB WIFE'S PKAYER. The jounj; wife kneeling to her God. Secim brighter f.ir in this lone scene. Than when our halls of mirth the trod, 'Mid Fashion's throng n ttorshipp'd queen I Gaie on the love that fills her heait New charm h.ilh lent to rheek nnd brow Clmeon hut hiifli ! the pine lipi i pail, ('.tutna c. thn .(.'. j.lciJin; nu'.v : "Hear nie, thou ulio maik'nt each feeling, Thou who know'sl each passion's sway ; At thy sacred nll.ir kneeling, For a being bved I piay ! He is dearer than the inoihcr Who lialli hcen my life's fondg'liJe He is 'ne.iicr than li hioiher, 'i hough n brother 's still my pride. OA ere summer's bloom h.id periehed, For the lover's weal I plead Father ! on the husband cherished. Now thy cliuicesl blessing ulied ! In nil 'peril nnd temptation.' Guard him tvi h thy huly mi;ht : '.Mill the thai his uf pi'mer and sliilion, Keep n uuble rpint Inight. r.le him, Fniher ! hi" i Uniting I'uuiilly fur ihe rmI nf fame J Oh! in.iv mny venr drp-iiiinj Add fieVli l.iu'iel to In iumi I Giant him Genius" iii'pirnlion WImIiiiii'ii elciiiipnii- dnlii! i He iii pli'iled mini a n num. Let him in her cuuncils thine. Be hiigiiiilfi : and fir e.n ill's sorrow For ihe lihl, lln- rUul, lln- ill irn, So prep. lie him, that imiIi nmiimv Oil h femlesa he irt 111.1 d iwn. Faiher! if ihe loe I hear him Lend Ii'h p ilh .1 liiijjlitei r.iy Aid me still u cli'.er Ins way. .. i l.: ..... . II . . I .. en rpiing and finest rse. l..-nm I . Vatiminl I : irnn ml. rrP.ttAIIV mNVKNTIUS. At a Convent Kin nl tencners anu ninnr gentlemen interested in the subject of I'M ucntion, held at Uinestinrgii. January lain nnd 14th. IH30 : t lie following resol ntiutin . . . I . n. I were introduced by the Rev. John Whec ler. D. D. President of the University of ond unanimously adopted, viz : That, in the opinion of t li its i mediant tint a mate uonven- alien, lo consiucr me euoiuci 01 VIII III I VIIIIVII. , W ...WW H VJ." lay of :rxnivriL. 1 iiul u iuiiniiiiii.u ui Tinted, to can earn ivonveiiuon, ai sucu and place as they may judge most ex ccure stiliaoic persona 10 write uu unrui;- The following gentlemen were appointed In accordance with the foregoing resoiu lions : viz : Rev. Joshua Bates, President of Middle- bury Coiicge. Rev. John Wheeler., Prcsiteni of the Universil v (if Vermont. Mr. E. C. Truer, editor of the Vermont Chronicle. Hon. Jum Smith, of St. Allans Hon. Jacob Cui.lameu, of Ruyallon. Rev. IUiii.kv I'nocTort. of Rutland. Hon Samuel Prc-tis'. of Montpclier. Rev CiMRt.K--WAi.KEn of Bratlleborn. Hon Jii-kpii D Farnswouth, of Char lulle. Hon. Isasc F. RcnriEi.D, of Derby. By appointment and agreeably lo previ ous notice, a part of the gentlemen, consti tutintr the Committee, met ut the house of tho Chairman, in Middlcbury, February S4lli ; and, after careful deliberation, ad iournctl, to afford opportunity for corres pondence with the absent members of the Committee, and other gentlemen interested in the subiect. Actceably to adjournment the Committee met at Vergennes, April 55; and made the following arrangements with reference to the proposed General Convention : 1. That it be held at Mnntpclicr ; and organized on Tuesday, the 23d day of An rust. I83G, at 2 o'clock, P. M. 2. That all persons permanently encaged in the businefs of teaching all gentlemen of liberal education all ministers of the gospel and other professional gentlemen together with all other gentlemen in the State, who feel an interest in the subject of education, be invilcu to attend md Con vention, as members, und take pari in its deliberations and discussions, N. B. Tho meetings will be open and ceaU provided for ladies, and others who fnsy WISH to uour uiu uuiiiupM uu" ui.luj Clone. 3. That the followinir pnbiccte be propo sed for discussion In bu severally introdu ced by a written Aildrcfs, or Lecture, or T. fl..n.., ...til. rmiiiliitinfid uisseriDiion, or ivvpuii subjoined. I. The rpciprocal influence of moral and intellectual education. 2. A cnmunroliv,' view nflhn prnvi-mn tnade by law. in this and oilier Slaliv, for the cncnuraseineiit ol learning: or uu1 history of legislation in U country, nil the tubjeci of education, with suggestion fur imnrovetncnt. 3. The importance of increasing the number of liborallv educated men in tin community, in order to elevate the standard of common education. A, The influence of education on the character nnd stability of civil institutions : 1 mid the direction nnd modification, which it gives lo political relations. C. The bearing of the cultivation of lliu sciences, on the improvement and perfection ol tho arts. G. Tho relation ofthe clergy to educa tion particularly, to that furnished in common schools. 7. Importance of Text-Book instruc tion, compared with that given in the form of lectures, 0. Influence, on the moral and intellect ual character of children and youth, exert ed by appeals lo the principle of emulation. 9. The comparative importnnce of the mathematics and the languages in n course of liberal education, with the best methods of teaching them. 10. Can n Department for Manual la-1 bor be beneficially connected with literary institutions? It. Physical Education. 12. Female Education. 15. The distinctive character and ob ject of Academies, with an inquiry, in re gard to tho proper number lor tins State; and remarks on the subject of their endow menl. 14. School Statistics. 15. The qualifications of teachers, and tho best mode of scurin;; a competent number of well qualified teachers of com mon fcnnols, to meet the exigencies of the Sinto. 10. The evils existing in our common school ; nml the appropriate remedies. 17. The public i-choolit of Prussia, com-pari-d wild other system-.; and an inquiry, whi'ther I lint system may mil bo mi inudifi. ivl. n to In minuted to the condition of to cii-ty in tins country. III. To what extent and in what man nor should religious instruction be given in common -cIiohIh. 19. Inquiry concerning the npprnpri&'i! braiichi'S. in bo (might in common schools, with no examination of Text Books ; es pecially for reading. 20. Tho influence of employing visible illii-trntions, in imparling instruction to childrtMi. 21. Can Music be succesifully and u?c fully taught in common school.-!.' 22. School (louses ; their construc tion nml location, wilh reference to ihe convenience, of teachers, and the health and improvement of scholars. 23. What method can bo adopted to indue" children morn generally and punc tually lo ut Inn) public schools ; and thus secure lo every child in the communiiv such an education a" compoils with the charac ter of our civil institutions.' 21. 'iic bi-ht mode of governing ciiil uren, at sciinni. 25. Tin; best method of exciting the interest ol children in their studies : and securing their attention to appropriate in struction. 20. Is it expedient to encourage Lyce ums. 27. Is it expedient to procure, annually, the delivery of a short courso of Lectures, on the art of teaching, at some convenient tunc and place, lor the benclil of common school instructors ! 28. Is it proper to encourage itinerant lecturers .' On several of these subjects, the Coni- milteo have engaged particular gentlemen to write. They have made a similar re quest of others, from whom they have not yet received an answer ; and they intend to consult others still; so as tu secure, at least, one short written discourse, on each of the most important topics of discussion. Encouragement, and in most instances trong assurances, are given, of making preparation on topics, Nos. 3, G, 7, 9, 10, !. 13, 14, 15, 19, 20. 21, 22 and 23. The Committee of arrangements lake method of suggesting to the gentlemen, who have engaged to write, and those who may be disposed lo write, (in fixing tho ti tles of their Lectures or Dissertations) the propriety of changing the language, here used, so as to meet their own views and manner of treating their respective subjects. They likcwisu request each gentleman, who writes, il the nature ot Ins subject will permit, to close his discourse with a resolution or sorios of resolutions, for the discussion and adoption of the Convention, For the Committee, JasilUA Bates, Chairman IiYING TO CURE LYING, Oh, how I am vexed with Horace !' said Mrs. uensnn 10 a menu one (lav. 'lie is become a dreadfully bad boy. He tells so many falsehoods that there is no getting along with him. I never heard of any thing like it. What can be dono with him?' Horace was present. 'Ha will lie to me and Mary loo,' she continued, 'as fast as he can speak. Oh, that somebody could tell mo what to do with him !" "I will tell you what to do with him,' said the friend. 'Send Inm to VVcs'.iuin stcr. You have heard of Lying Sam, I dare say?' 'No, never, said Mrs. Benson. Why, what about hint ? 'Oil, nothing, except that he is a gicnl liar ; the greatest in all the country; and such a '.rouble hud he become to the community somo lime ago, that llicy shut him up in a large build 102 and kept him confined there constant ly. (Horace was all attention. ) 'INow it Horace is such a boy as you represent, I advic you to send him In Westminster, nnd have him hut up with Lying Sam. Vim need not learthiit ho will starve. He will be so well fed as Sam is. Tho only t motile will b; that he uiu-t slay there. Nobody will lei him out; nt lent until he is mi! ul ins prnpeii.-iuy iu iing. 'lie shall gn ihero at mice,' said Mrs Benson. 'I will write lo Lying Still, mid gut him admitted.' 'You mut not write to .Sam,' fnul her friend, 'but tu Mr. John son, who has tho oversight of Inm. Mr. Johnson will probably receive linn.' 'It shall be dono immediately,' said Mrs. Ben son. During the wbols conversation, Mrs. FRIDAY, Benson's friend preserved the utmost grav ity, and appeared to be in earnest; and had I not been for the affected countenance of Mrs. Benson, Horace would have been de ceived. But ha saw at length, pretty plainly, that the whole was a farce ; and instead of doing him any good, it only liar dciicd him. And why should il not have had eucli an effect ? The whole was a false hood invented for tho occasion. Il was a comerted lie to cure a habit of lying, in advertently acquired. There was no such person as Lying Sam, either in Westmin ster, or nny where else: and Horace know it, before all was over. And tho cll'ect upon him, as I have said befure, was most obviously to harden him. And what adds to the singularity of the case, this very friend who plained the farce, and was a principal actor in It, Is forever finding fault with parents and teachers about the management of their children ; saying that wo leach them all manner of evil conduct, in word and deed, and-tden charge it on the natures which God has given them. In short, he is al ways talking, but seldom doing. He is always telling what may be done by others. while his own practice is littlo, if at all, better than that of thosa whom he most loudly condemns. Nut a few of my rcadors may by this tinin, begin lo smile, supposing that I too, have been lying to cure lying, in the rela tion of such a story. But not so. What I have related piseil under my own obser tion, not two months ngo ; and is substan tially a matter of fact, except that the names mentioned tro fictitious. I do not believe m telling a falsehood, under any circumstances, not even on paper; especial ly to reform others. And yet n w perpetually done. Wo be gin In educate children to falxehood from their verie-it inl'incy. The parent, who. having s iinothing in his hand, for which the child tnkes n fancy, puis Inm off by do living that there is any thing in his hnnd whnt does he but In tench fnlicliood .' Ami what if jho consequence? Snmily nml naturally tho following. The child, by and by, has something in hi" hand that tho pi rent or some other individual wnnts, bin which he choo-ies to retain. So he shut" hi,! hnnd closely, and perhaps insists thai there m nothing in it. Whal can you do with him ? He has your example and authority for lying. Will you punish him .' Would it not be more correct for you to punish yourself? Are not y mi Ihe asgres'nr the law-breaker? Annals of induration. Going to Church 'What is thn uie si ul the pupil ot a medical friend of ours one morning to his master on their way lo i place of worship, 'what is the use of oing so often to Church, when you only hear the same things over again ?' 'What is the use,' replied his master, 'of breakfast ing, dining and supping every day, when you only eat Ihe same things over again?' I do not sec,' said the youth, 'that the cases at all rescmblo each other. I must cat to support my life and nourish my body which otherwise would languish and die. 'The cases arc mora parallel than you arc aware,' rejoined the master. "What food is to the body, tho ordinances or religion are to the soul. As the natural life in the one will languish and decay, unless we maintain it by the bounties of God's provi dence, so the divine life in the other will wither and die unless our passions be regu lated by the influence of grnco.' 'How docs it happen then,' inquired the young man ol our menu, 'tlial all have not the same relish for religions oxcrcise, while all have the same appetito for their bodily food ?' 'There,' answered the master, 'you again mistake the matter It is very true that if our bodies are in health, wc desire and rel ish our daily bread. But when wc are sick, it is widely different: wo have then not only no relish for our food but even loathe it : and not ttnfrcquently desire that which is unnatural & injurious. So il is wilh the soul. When that is at peace with Cod, through the redemption winch is in Christ, it is in health: and not only desirei, but relishes those exercises of devotion, and cannot exist without them. But while the soul continues in sin, it is in a stale of disease, and having no appetite for spirit ual food, it dislikes both the seasons and tho exercises of devotion, considers tho Lord's day a weariness, and avoids ihe society of his people. IN or uoes Hie resemblance stop even here. For as bodily diseases, unless removed by the hand ot'skill. will speedily terminate our present existence, to the continuance of that spiritual disease, I menu sin, which wc derive from our firsl parents, will issue in thalspirittinl and eter nal death, which consists in tlm everlasting exclusion ofthe soul from tho presence and favor of his Creator.' London Ev. Magazine. Gilbert West and Lord Litlltlon.Vet' haps lew events tend moro powerfully to impress the mind as lo the overwhelming pnwor ofthe evidence attending iruo Chris lianity, then tho fact that many who have sat doiTii to read the sacred volume with tho view of opposing it, havo been com pelled by the force of conviction, cordially to cmbracu truths. Prom many instances of this kind the following is selected as re lated by the Rev. T. T. Biddulph. The efTicl which was wrought on the mind of the celebrated Gilbert Wetbythal parti euler cvideucn ot our Ivirus resurrection, which wus afTirded to his npo-itlcs, was very remarkable. He nod his friend, Lord Litllutoii, but It men of acknowledged lal eolH, hud imbibed the principles of infidel it v from, ii Mirperliciai view ofthe scrip lures. Folly pursiiaJed that the Bible was an imposture, they were determined In expose thu cheat. Mr. West chose Ihe resurrection of Christ, and Lord Littleton tho conversion of Paul fur tho subject ol hostile criticism. Both sat down to their I rcspectivo tasks full of prejudice, and a MAY 13, 183G. contempt for Christianity. Tho result of tneir separate attempts was truly extraor dinary. They were both converted by their oflorta to overthrow tho truth ol Christianity. Thev entne ton-cllinr. not nn they expected, to exult over an imposture, oxposcd to ridicule, but lo lament over their own folly, and to felicitate each other on their joint conviction that tho Biblo wa3 tho word of God. Their able inquiries have furnished two ofthe most valuable treatises in favor of revelation, one enti tjed, "Observations on the conversion of St. Paul," and the other, Obtervations on the resurrection of Christ." Chr. Int. A tear. A tear is what? 'Tis the nwrllowing-of tho cup of sensibility, the index t" soul fraught with feeling, the nii.iicnl of a heart drooping in solitude ; wiin ihe base, 'tia the arms or warfare a- gainst the innocence of loveliness, simpli city and benuiy--with woman 'tis the shield of defence njoinst the wily and insid ious, her weapon of offence lo the cold, the obdurate and tho unfeeling ; with the pa rent, 'iii ihe blef8inc of ace on tho ofTinrinn of youthful vigor and affection ; wild the child, 'tis the supporting staff of filial piety; wiin menus, lis me taken ot communion of souls ; to the afflicted 'tis the angel of con solation, the balm of G.lcad to tho wounded spirit, the dew of sympathy to the wither, ing flowers of sorrow. A Sensible Question. "Mamma," said n child, "my Sunday School teacher tells me that this world is only a place in which God lets us live a little while, that wo mny prepare for a better world. But, mother, I did not siiu dtiy body preparing. I see you prepariig to go into the country and aunt IjIizi iii preparing lo come here. But I do not ete any one preparing to go to heaven. If every body wnnH lo go there, tt.'iy don't thej try lo get ready ?" A BONE ! CONTENTION. Wllllt is a bono of contcn'iiin ? Why, we think-it is a creature who pretends to belong to the human species, of thu masculine gender, who though he may bo in the form of n man, yet has not the biuil of one within him ; who is blink-eyed and who is coin in ually running from one Inline in nuollier -landering Iih neighbor; who flalicr you before your face and curses you nl your back who settlers his poisonous effluvia in yuur path who endeavors to filch from you your good name that he may bring yon down to his own level. Such an one, especially when ho has entered the " sixth ago," which liaB "shifted him into the lean and slippered pantaloon." it abone of can lenlion; nnd those smo'f portions of his system .('Inch have not become ossified arc as follows "His heart is grill lila tonjue is fire, II is soul loo base for generous ire." Apostrophe to friendship. Passion sublime! attribute of great minds ! whose flame, pure as the fire of heaven's altar, is kindled by spmpathy and brightened by in timacy ; redeeming spirit, which the Sove reign Being has accorded to man to do an angel's errand ! O, divine Friendship ! thv smile is life thy name an epitome of all the joys of time. Thou, whoso bonds arc stronger than the tics of blood ; thou, who, in the Sicilian friends, did-t triumph o'er the fears of death ; thou angel of the world ! hear the prayer of thy faithful vo tary on life's eventful sea, should the gales of prosperity fan me and fill my sails, O, grant thy favoring presence. Give me some heart thai shall meet mine recipro cally soft : lios to partake and sweeten the cup of blessing, or it will provo but an in toxicating draugni oi oesnai pleasure. Dash it from thy lips, and grant, instead, the anchorite's simple well, and the solitude of nature, as well as loveliness of heart. Or, if tho past is but the shadow of the future, and the storm is to lower moro darkly as I approach that bourne from whence no traveller returns from which there tots no current, and there blows no breeze toward tho shores of lime, still grant thy presence. (Sustained by I lice, 1 can meet, unbundling tho scowl of a misjodg ing world nor heed tho pollings of its pit' iless storms. Sweetened by nice, I can drain tho cup of suffering to the dregs, nor find bitterness, but in Ihe thought that audit I love should partake it with me. Then, all hail ! thou ornament of the happy friend ofthe afflicted. Blessed is the heart that owns thy influence, though it beat beneath the garb of a mcdicant. Unhappy he who knows thee not though thousands call him lord. Parthenon. Cheap Cosmetic. What's a cosmetic? Why a cosmetic you must know, is a sort of a preparation to put upon the lace, iu order to make a smooth and healthy Mate ofthe skin. In reality, clean soap puds arc an excellent cosmetic, a genuine beautifier of the countenance, provided you have any beauty to begin with. But this is too com mon, and of course you will find some who seek preparations of a different character, from Eau do Cologne, up, up. up lo the grand Imperial double and heislcd perfume of Allan Fad Laddecn Mahomrned's distil led essence ofthe rainbows. Now as such ihinira nre bevond the reach of us. farmers, and our daughters, and as somo of us may occasional! stand in noed ofsome'.hmg of. tho kind to smooth our counteiianr-eK, we tako the liberty of giving you the following recipe of a cosmelic made from Indian meal. Wo know from long cxperienc, this article is good fur the inside of tho fnco, and wu dare say it will answer a good ser vice outside, at any ratuyou can try it. Put upon tho firo a pint of sufl water ; when it bulls, stir in as much fine corn i will make it the consistency of lustu wnen cooling, add a spoonful of honey and i uuio n'e wmi, inuugn ui,-i.-Inst articles aro not absolutely necessary. Uso thu pas'" cvu'v timo you wash your solves, say twice a day at least. It will render tho eWin moro healthy and beautiful than the mot costly wash you can buy in any city in Christendom.--A". E. Fmr. Distress and D Police OfTlCC Was about closing nn Mnnrlnu evening, n number of citizens escorted in a woman named Ellen Hollister, whoso mannors and airs indicated her hnvinir onnn seen better days, who hore in her arms on tniant a lew months old, nnd on either side was attended by a 6on and daughter, the former six and a half and tho laiter five yoars ofage. The attention ofthe citizens had been attracted to her nnd h?r children at the wharf, foot of Barclay street, by the exclamations of the boy, who vehemently screamed "Molher ! mother! don't throw little Bubby overboard!" and those who heard it, on looking tn tho spot whence the cry proceeded, observed the boy clinging with all his might to the arms of his moth er, who by Ins exertion prevented her from throwing her infant into the river ! She and her children were forthwith taken in charge by the citizens and brought to ihe Police Office, where ohe stated that slic wos a stranger here, without home. means or friends, except her hltlu ones, that she and they had no place to lay their heads, and had had no food during the day, 6avo a dozen crackers between litem. which Bho had begged at a bakery; and that it was her intention, prompted by utter despair, at the time she was prevented by her little boy, to have thrown her child in to the water and thin relieved it from fur ther want, and herself from ihe agony of seeing it starve. She and her children were immediately handed over in the cum-mis-iMonors of l he nlms house who extended to them the charities of Hint institution, nnd relieved them from their distressing desti tution. Sun. Disthessino. Wo have been furnished with tho particulars of the following inci dent said to have been derived from the Inlhor of tho lad who to very singularly lust his life : 'It appears there was an Indian camp in the vicinity of Black Lake, where n num ber nt Indians were encamped. Among liie number was a lad about 12 yenrs ut nge. who made a practice of hnniing nlmiu. and being f.o Finn ll lii-i lather was in the hubii of fiillowinglhc report ofthe gun ami bring ing in whatever game he might have caught. Some time lat week he left the lodge having left word fur his father to come to him should he hear the gun. At ter being absent a short time the gun was heard, when his father started in pursuit. He soon came up to the lad, and found him lying in the paws of a Panther, the Pan ther wagging his tail, appearing much plea sed with his prize. The boy told his faiher that ho had Eliot at the panther and wound cd him, and that he had sprung and caught turn; and there was no chance ot his lito he advised his lather to lire and make as good a shot as possible. After hesitating what to do he lired wilh deadly aim at the panther, but befure he died he succeeded in tearing the boy to pieces." Ogdcnsburgh Timet. Avarice. In December, 1730, died in Paris, literally of want, M. Ostcrvald, well known banker. This man, originally of Neufchatel, felt the violence at tho cl is ease nt avarice so strongly, that within a few days of his death, no importunities could induce Inm to buy a lew pounds ol meat, lor the purpose of making n little soup for him. l is true,' said he, "1 stiuuid not dislike the eoup, bul I have no appetite for the meat : and what is to become at that: At the time he refused this nourishment, for fear of being obliged lo give away two or three pounds of meat, there was lied round his neck a silken bag containing eight nun drcd assirrnats of a thousand livres each. Al his outset in life lie drank a pint of beer which served him for supper every night at a public house much frequented, from which ho carried home all tho bottle corks he could secure. Of these, in the course of eight years he had collected as many as sold fo'r twelve louisd'ors, a cum that laid the foundation of his future fortune, the su perstructurc of which was rapidly raised by Iii 3 uncommon success in stock jobbing. He died possessed of three millions of livres, The Universal Yankee Jfalion, A letter from Texas, says: "Powder and lead are in great demand, as you may naturally suppose, and they are very scarce. I assisted lo tako a grape shot out of the breast of onn of Capt. Allen's company, which had glanced from the wa and entered his bosom, carrying his shirt in to the bone; the poor fellow carried In musket and walked eighteen miles wilh this ball (being three ounces) in his breast. was taken out, and he was recommended to drill a hole through it and carry il for a watch seal. 'No,' he replied with energy, 'may I be shot six times over if I do; that would be making a bauble for an idle boast; no, I'll lend the lead nut at compound inter est.' He did so; for he melted n down and run it into three musket balls with which he killed three Mexicans in threo successive nhnls. I need hardly add. that ho was a Yankee from the Bay State." Apprenticed Seamen. The correspond ent ofthe New York Journal of Commerce, at Washington, says i The bill reported the other day, from the Committee on Commerce, by Mr Sulher land, to encourage t ho employment ol b.iys in the vessels of tin; U. Slntes, will, if car ried into effect, exert a highly important and benefioial influence upon the intorests of this country, as a maritime power. The first section of Ihe bill provide that every registered vessel of two hundred and not exceeding two hundred and fil'iy tons, when bound on u voyage to nny fore.gn porl, shall liavn on board, as n part of the nrew, not loss than one boy ; brlween two hundred and filly and five hundred tons, two boys ; and alt vessels over five hun dred tons, three boys. i The second tection provides that the VOL. IXNo. 611. owners or masters of vetscls may take b lys as apprentices, or may hire them from their parents or guardians, at such waes is may bo agreed on. " The third section provides that no rogi. lored vessel ofthe description herein men tioned shall bo permitted to clear, without exhibiting satisfactory proofor having com plied with this Act. The fourth section provides that Ihe masters or owners of vessels, not coinplyinp; with tho term-i of this Act, shall bo fined iu the sum of 300. It strikes me that there ought also to bo a provision as it instruction in reading, writing, and navigation,--at least as far a Keeping a log.-. for tho benefit of thosj boys bound ns apprentices. When Mm vessel ia in port, could not the boys be sent to school? Might not Ihe Bclhcl institu tions comhinu a system of primary educa tion with I ho moral and religious which they IIUVV UI1UI u Captain Cnutlev, a Geoloiist. Iim rn. cently discovered the remains nf mammalia, and other animals in a rhain of lull nt thn southern foot cf the Himalayas, and x lenuing irom mo jsullej m the Ganges. The hills are composed of inclined beds of marl, sandstones, and con-Tlomcrnte. rn. siding of pebbles of granite, gneiss, mien, slate, and other rocks, apparently derived Irom the Himalayas chain. In the dutrict between tin.- Junnna and the Gjngeii.Capt. Cautley found in the sandstone, trunks of dicotylednneiis trce.s in grenl abundance, a-soeiated with portions of reptiles, and in the marl, remains uf the huree. deer, hear, osstor, a species of niithrncothe riiim. Mm giviel, crocodile, tortoise, h-hes, nnd fresh water shells, while from the Hands tune ,,f he hills west of the Jiimina. he cibinmed remains of the mastodon, elephant, rhino ceros, hypopntnmus. hog, hnr.-e, ox, deer, enrnivorii, crocodile, sraviels, lortoi.es, and Hailed. Mill. IJ ti. ,'ltlo. 'Pt and Qi. The origin uf ihe phrapo, Muni your I's and QV is no: rrenomll' known. In alu-honscs, where chalk fcurt were I'iruiei'y marked upon the wall, or h'sliinil the door of the lap room, it was co-tiimary to put those inialial letters al the lieml of every man's account lo show tho iiniiiher ofpiuts nml quarts for winch ha wns in arrears; and we mav presume, nmnv a friendly rustic to have tupped his neighbor on the shoulder when ho was indulging loo freely in his potations, and to have exclaim ed as he pointed to the score, 'Giles, Giles, rainu your rs anu is " Descriptive. A Boston paper describing a complainant in court who had been bung ed in the eyes, rcmaaks " His macerated visage spoke for himself. There was not a wliito spot as big as a fourpencc on it, ho looked as if he had fallen head foremost ia boiled huckleberrv nuddincr and had tier. mitted its contents to dry on." .1 handsome fee. It is said that the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars has been charged by Edward Livingston, for the management ofthe great caso between tha U. atatcs and the city of N. Orlenn?, by which the latter gained one million of do! lard. JVew Spring Cider. A lot often barrel. of very fine cider was made, on the Ul inst.. jyatr. k. t . btnekland ofthis town, from pomace which had fri zeo in the press, and remained thero through the winter. A farmer in Dccrfield made cider, a week or two sinco, from a quantity of apples which were left in tho orchard and covered up with snow through the winter, and came out bright, fresh, and unfrozen in the sarin". ranKiin vuercury. Speculation. A gentleman at Wheel ing, Ohio, purchased, two yoars ago, a low acres of land on lake Erie, for twelve hun dred dollars, for which he was the other day offered sixty thousand. Novel Ejection Phocess. A short time ago, n eoltnger between Thorno and Doncastnr, was viritcd by two bailiffs, who proceeded to mark his effects ; the old man recollecting that he had some property out side, went out, and immediately brought in a hive of bees, which he threw into tha house and bid them mark that .' In a short time lie had the gratification to sec his un welcome guesta lake a ha6ty departure, sans ceremonie, through the window, cov ered with bees, in which state they mada the best of their ways to their respectiva homes. London paper. Mind yotrnnuTS. A Kentucky member of Congress wished to write lo hi's wife on arriving at Washington city, that he had "formed a connexion with a very agreeable Jless, and expected to spend the winter very pleasantly." Unfortunalely, ond great ly lo the surprise and mortification of tho good lady lo whom he was writing, he in advertently doited the e in the word Jhis, RAitnnAD Speed ami Steam Poivnn, In Ihe February number of lha London Mechanics' Magazine it is Mated, that .Mr. Ranney, "the very intelligent engineer f thu New Orleans and Nai-hville Railroad Company," has actually contracted with Mr. Slevenon for Incoriioiivo engine which will drag a loud of 200 ions nt lha rate of CO miles per hour ! The road is in be built wilh a view lo hear tins unprece dented combination of velocity und wvighl. A Coi.onEi) L (wrr.it. M. Papy, a sen. tlemau nf color, ha-been recently nduniieil tu Ihe bar of the Royal Court of Martin ique, lo prnclico an nu advocate. Tho novelty ofthe llung teems to have awaken ed considerable cuiiosiiy in tho island; and I he con it was thronged with rpeoators, iiiiviiins to witness lha ceremony uf his taking Ihe accustomed oath. Ho was re ceived wit h great kindness by his hrolhtr lawyer; and on the lulluiviug day, he ap peared as i he cnnun'l for several individu al, nml obtained much applause for li t skill and chiqiieiiro in managing his cauecf, --A". I". Jour. Con.