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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1836.
VOL. X No. 479.
Fnilier look up, an I fee tint flag,
lloiv gracefully it flies !
Those prclly stripes lliey seem to bo
A rainbow in llie ekiea."
It if your country' I'll, my on,
Anil proudly drinks the light.
O'er ocean's wave In foreign climei
A symbol of our might.
'"Father uhil feaiful noljo is that,
Like thundering of the cl mis 1
Why do the people wine their hats.
And rush along in crowds .'"
"it is the nole oT c.tnnimy.
The gl.nl shouts of the fi ee ;
This is ii tl.iy to irrnmry dear
'Ti Freedom's Jubilee.
"I wisli th.it I wn now a man,
I'd fire my cannon ton,
And cheer as loudly as the rest
Bui, father, why don't you 1"
I'm Retting old and ue.ik but still
Sly heart is big with joy ;
Tie witnessed many n day like this,
Shout you aloud, my boy.
"Hurrah t for Freedom's Jubilee !
God bless our native Land !
And may 1 live to hold the sword
Of Freed nn in my hand !'
Well done my boy glow up and love
'I ho land that i;ave you birth !
A hornewlicie Freedom love'n to dwell,
Is paradise on earth I
From the Silk Culturist.
Though moat farmers arc slow to beiievo
they can make as much sugar, and of as
pood quality, from an acre of land in New
England in beet, as a planter can from an
acre in the West Indies in canu ; yet such
is the fact, as established by the most accu
rate experiments. In our last number we
made copious exiracts from the correspon
dence of Mr Peddcr, thu ngent of the Su
par Beet Society of Philadelphia, showing
its practicability in this country, and urging
its introduction as a great national ulij.jct.
We have since seen several specimens of
tugar, manufactured by hitn and sent home
(or exhibition, which will nut suffer in com
parison with the best West India or New
Orleans sugar in market.
From the letters of Mr Pender, it may
be inferred, that the process of extracting
sugar from llie root is an expensive opera
lion, requiring the aid of complex and cotly
machinery, and an investment of capital be
yontl the mcatisofordiiiary farmers; but such
is neither the fact, nor the idea he means to
communicate. It in true in the largo sugar
ceiauiisiimenis) in r ranee, expensive tu.i.
chincry and fixtures are employed, which
doubtless facilitate their operation.), and
yield a liberal return for the money invest
ed in tlieir construction ; but they are not
indispensable to the successful pursuit of
the business, or even adapted lo llie cir
cumslancca and wants of a farmer who
merely manufactures his own sugar. Farm
establishments arc already in profitable op
ernlinn in France, and the Royal and Cut)
tral Society of Agriculture have offered
premiums for models of tho most simple
and cheap machinery for the use of small
farmers. A silver medal has been award
cd lo M. Jean Joseph Leccrf of Valencien
ncs, of the department ol the North. Tin
gentleman is the farmer referred to by M
Pcdder, as "a curious man residing in one
of the back slrccls, who had made sugar
with machinery of his own invention, and
-almost bv the labor of his own hands
The committee, in awarding the premt
urn to M. Leccrf, thus speak of him and
his factory :
"A farmer on a small scale, (Jean Joscpli
Leccrf.) of Onnoing, Aroiidisemetit of
Valenciennes, deparl merit of thu Norlh
has anticipated this appeal. In the build
ingB of his farm he has established hid fac
tory, which is composed of but two de
pertinents ; one ot them seventeen leel
squnrc, the other seven feel square, (Eng
llsh.J tits machinery lor Inbriraliug is
placed in the first apartment, and counts
1st, ol o rnsp turned with a crunk by
band 2nd, ofa band press1, (both ol wood)
3d, l In cc small iron kettles, each one
sufficient to contain twenty-five to thirty
five gallons 5th, three fillcrcrs, of the
eamo capacity as (he kettles.
"In the other apartment sre two kettles
of copper, nfobout the capacity of twenty
gallons each one used for evaporation, the
other lor crystallizing. In the same small
apparttnent are ranged moulds fur the re
ceplion ol I ho sugar. The price of all
these fixtures or apparatus is not above
one hundred and seventy five dollars.
"Tin- manufacture of brown sugar at this
establishment is fifty killngrotns, or one
hundred and ten pounds of brown sugar per
"M. Lfcerf, who possesses only the lit
tie properly where his works are located,
tie voles himself to it with the aid of his
family alone ; and far from desiring to
make a mystery of his instruments and I he
process, he is eager to communicate them
lo his countrymen. The sugar which comes
from this factory has been, by one of the
most celebrated refiners, M. Lebaudy, ac
knowledged lo be of perfect quality."
From the forjgoing it will bo ,cen that
every farmer may, with trifling' expense,
furnish himself wilh tho necessary machine
ry for manufacturing his own sugar. But
though it may be practicable, yet it may
out be desirable, at present, for every far
mer to attempt it. Thoro is some littlo
expense attending the construction of su
gar works, even on a small scale, which
every fanner may not wish lo incur, and
there is also a degree of skill which they
may not be disposed to acquire until they
havo more confidence in tho success and
profit ofa new project. The best method,
therefore, to introduce this new branch of
business, is for companies to creel sugar
works in towns, and villages, at convenient
distances from each other, and purchaso of
the farmers their crop of beets as they are
gathered in the field. Most farmers will
cultivate the root, if they are assured of a
I market, when but few will attempt it, if
they ore compelled to extract tho sugar
A portion of most farms is adapted to
the cultivation cf the sugar beet, though
e jils ofthc greatest depth is more peculiarly
60. Sandy soils lormcu by alluvions and
depositee of rivers are considered the most
favorable, and we know ol no lands in the
eastern and middle states, belter adapted
to the culture of roots of all kinds than the
alluvial meadows in the valley of the Con
nccttcut. Many of thi varieties of the
beet have been cultivated in great perfec
lion, particularly in tho lown of Wethers
held, whero the only dithcully experienced
has been their growing too large tor culi
nary purposes.
With respect to the profit that may be
made from an acre of good land devoted
to the culture of the sugar beet, it may be
stated without incuring tho charge of ex
aggeration, or the hazzard ofconlradtclion,
that it will not fall short of !50. But wi
arc nut disposed to let our readers rest
their faith ou mere assertion; but prefer
giving them the data on which our opinion
is based. These wo have from an intclli
gent and scientific gentleman, 'vho has giv
en the subject a thorough investigation,
and who has also some practical knowledge
in relation to it. He assumes as tho basis
of his statement, the fact that 1000 bushels
can bo raised on an acre, and in this he
is corroborated by genl lemon who have
cultivated the root. Sixteen hundred bosh
els havo been raised on an acre; but it was
an extraordinary crop- He next assumes
that a bushel will weigh 60 pounds, and in
this estimate he cannot bo materially mis
taken. Numerous experiments have prov
ed that the root yields 7 per Cent of sugar.
3 per cent of mallasscs, end 25 per cent of
cako. (Jailing the sugar worth 7 cents
pound, thu molasses 3 cents, which is con
siderably below the market price, and the
cake as much by the pound as tho beet,
which is the tact , the account ol tho nro
duct of an acre, 00,000, pounds will stand
thus :
4200 lbs. Sugar at 7 da. g-294.00
11100 lbs. Molasses, nt 3 cts. 54,00
15,000 lbs. Cake, at 4 mills, 60,00
Expense of cultivating the root
and extracting the sugar,
Nonprofit. CpOO.OO
In ascertaining the nctt profit in the
foregoing statement, it will bo seen we
have (leducled 103, for the expense of uul
tivoling the sugar. This is a very liberal
allowance, and probably, Eotnelliitig like
double the amount of the actual cost. Ot'
the expense of cultivating the root every
farmer can make accurate calculations lor
lum-elf, and with regard to tho coat of
manufacturing tho sugar, it will depend
materially upun the cost of fuol consumed
in the process of evaporation and machine
ry and fixtures employed. In sections of
tho country where fuel is scarce and con
scqiicnlly high, it cannot exceed the deduc.
t iuii we have made ; and in places whore
it is procured at cheap rates it will fall
much below our estimate.
Wo have other statements of profit,
which, together wilh the process of manu
factoring, we intend to give hereafter, ond
in tho mean lime would ask farmers to
throw away one half of 1 lie nell profit in
our statement, which will bring them to
our starting point, gl50, and then look
about and see if they can devote a portion
of their land to a more profitable crop
always excepting the culture ol silk.
oenerai jacuson has promulgated prin
ciples, constructions and doctrines far be
vnnd the must ultra and odious doctrines of
the old Icderal school, and Van Huron has
promised lo tread in his footsteps.
General Harrison ha-i shown himself
sincere, an unwavering lover of liberty, ond
an ardent and eloquent advocate ol true
republicanism, as his letter to Bolivar
abundantly manifests.
Who of the two is tho Federalist and
who thu Democrat ? Harrison buckled on
his sword, mounted his horse, and led his
fellow citizens to battle and lo victory, in
the war of ICI2,
Mr. Vau Buren exerted the utmost of his
skill, cunning and industry, to promnto the
defeat of Jas. Madison's election to the
Presidency. James Mud if on being the war
candidate, opposed by llie iederal parlv.
Who was the Democrat and who the
Federalist then. William Henry Harrison
or Martin Van Buren ?
When the gallant hero of Tippecanoe
and the Thames, was exposed to all the
inclemencies of a most arduous campaign
in a severe winter surrounded by a savage
foe, sleeping on the baro earth, wilh scanty
supplies of provisions cold, worn-out, and
half starved constantly exposed to the
ball, the bayonet and the tomahawk, yet
cheerfully carrying no the war for his
countrv. where was "tho favorite son" of
New York? Loungeiug luxuriantly at
Hull's trial. Picking his teeth with the
air of an exquisite, or tapping his polished
and lashionable boot with a dandy cane,
or regaling his delicato nose with a soli
perfumed cambric pocket-handkerchief. It
might well have been one of these arduous
and perilous occupations for he did little or
nothing at the trial, in Ins capacity ascoun
sul, although ho had the coolness to charge
the government the modest sum of THREE
THOUSAND DOLLARS, os a fee. and
the diffidence lo packet that amount.
Which of theso two men pruved himself
tho best friend to his country at this lime
The Democrat Harrison or the Federalist
Van Buret) ?
The Vico President of the United States
having held many offices, and received
lorge sums from tho Public Treasury, is
supposed to bo worth half a million of dol
lare. Ho lives in sumptuous style, ridos in
a gorgeous equipage, and is surrounded
with the luxuries and appliances of the
opulent and the fashionable
William Henry Harrison after bavin?
long ond ably served his country is but a
poor County Clerk. Out of countless sums
of public money passing through his hands.
not a dollar has stuck lo his pure palm, al.
though if he had not been of tho most un.
yielding integrity ho too might have been
rich. Now ho subsists in honest mediocrity
upon the labor of his own hands.
Wlm or theso two is "tho Aristocrat"
and who the Democrat without guile? Let
tho Ballot boxes answer.
From the Ilaveretriuv Times.
Every foreigner in this country, who ha9
got charge of a press, is tho warm friend
ol Martin Van Iiuren, and the bitter ene
my of General Harrison. Denman, who
was an officer in tho British army, and
fought ogainsl America and liberly, at
Quecnstnwn, now edits a Van Buren paper
in New York, and by tho Van Buren cor
poration of that city was made her printer.
John Douglas, a loroigner, not yet nat
uralized, prints a Van Baren paper at
Brooklyn, and by tho corporation of that
city, is made her printer. Whitney, who
is an Englishman, and served in the British
army in Montreal during the late war, is
now a warm partizan of Van Buren, and
by his influence, holds an important office
in the American Treasury Department.
Fanny Wright has just orrived from Eng
land, and announced her intention of trav
elling this country, and delivering oddres
ses in favor of Van Buren, until after the
election. Wo could mention several other
instances whore foreigners have coma out
for Van Buren, and in opposition lo Gener
al Harrison. It is not strange that they
should oppose General Harrison. They
know hitn to be a brave, distinguished, ond
successful American officer. They know
that, like his lather before him, ho is the
friend of freedom, and oquai rights, and
the settled enemy of foreign dictation and
Ltirnpcan tyranny. They know that
some ut the bravest troops England has
ever produced, yielded lo tho prowess of
his arms; and that ha has led captive her
bravest Officers. They know that in what
ever situation he may be placed, whether
the private citizen or tho President of trie
people, his firm and unyielding democracy
will compel him to oppose aristocracy in
every shape to reject and discountenance
foreign interference in our domestic affairs
and to preserve and perpetuate our demo
crane insiiiununs in ail llieir purity, ins
not strange, then, that those who are hired
by the enemies of freedom tonvcrthrow our
government, should oppose General liar
risen, lor in him they perceive the genius
ol Irccdom exemplified, lint why do thev
cling to Van Buren? Is it not because
Ihoy know Von Iiuren to bo his own. ond
not Ins country s tnendr Is it not because
lliey know, t hat during the most trvttt"
period of tho late war, Van Buren was out
against it, and President Madison, and cor
responding wiui iiutus iting. and llie other
old federals? Is it not because his attempt
to deprivo every man from voting, who had
nut a landed l.cehold estate sitisfios them
that he is not the friend of the people, and
thai lie is anxious tho few should rule the
many? Is it not becauso his declaration
that "the farther power was removed from
tho peoplo the belter," sulislies them that
hois willing tho whole government should
merge in one man, providing he can be the
man; and that he would sink the liberties
of the American people at once, providin"
ho could advance lnnisill and family, by
nie overthrow ol the government? It t;
not that his letter to the Pope of Rome
lias satisfied them that he will accent of
foreign aid of any kind, to carry out his
ends, put down tho American neonle. and
make himself the dictator? Are not these
the several considerations that urge for
eigners lo ursaKc their country, come to
America, abuse our bravest and best men
and support the preposterous and absurd
pretentions of Martin Van Buren? If this
is not the case, wo ask any candid friend
of this country , why is it that those per
sons denounce our good and bravo men
and applaud such as Martin Van Buren
and Atnus Kendall?
Oncof the first visits in the neighborhood
was naturally tu Stratford on-Avon. It
lay some ten miles south of us, and I drove
down, with that distinguished literary
irieud I have before mentioned, in the car
riugo of our kind host, securing, by the
presence of his servants and equipage, a
degreeof respect and attention which would
not have been accorded to us m our simple
character of travellers. The prim mistress
nf tho Red Lion, in her close black bonnet
and widow's weeds, received us at tho door
with a deeper courtesy than usual, and a
smile of less wintry formality; and propo
sing to dine at tho inn, and "suck tho brain"
of the hostess mnro at our leisure, we 6iart
ed immediately for the house of the wool
comber the birth place of Shakspeare.
Stratford should have been forbidden
ground to builders, masons, shopkeepers,
and generally to all people of thrift and
whitewash. It is now rather a smart town,
with gay calicoes, shawls of the last pat
tern, hardware, and millinery, exhibited in
all their splendor down the widened and
newer streets ; and though hero anil there
remains a glorious old gloomy and incon
venient abode, which looks as if Shaks
peare might havo taken shelter under its
caves, the gayer features of the town have
tho best of it, and II unit their gaudy and
utircspcctetl newness in the very windows
of lliat immortal birth place. I stepped in
to a shop to inquire tho way to it.
"Shiksper's 'ome, sir ? Yes, sir !" said
a dapper clerk, with his hair astonished in
to the most impossible directions by force of
brushing; "keep to the right, sir! Skiksper
lived in the white 'ouse, sir the 'ouse you
see beyond, with tho windy swung up, air."
A low old-fashioned house, with a win
dow suspended on a hinge, newly while-
washed and scrubbed, 6tood a little up the
trect. A sign over tho door informed a
in a inflated paragraph, that tho immortal
Will bhakspeare was born under this roof
and that an old woman within would show
it to us for a consideration. It had been
used until very lately, 1 had been told, for
timelier a snop.
A "garrulous old lady" mot us at tho bot
tom nf tho narrow stair leading to tho se
cond floor, and began not to say anything
ol'Shak8penre but to slioiv us the names
of Byron. Mooro, Rogers, etc., written a-
mong thousands of others on tho wall!
She had Worn out Shakspeare! Sho had
told that 6to.ry till she was tired of it! or
what perhaps is more probab e1 most non.
pie who go there fall to rcatliag the names
of tho Visiters so industriously, that she
has grwn to think some of Shakspoare's
pilgrii . tfcalcr lhan Shakspeare.
" Was this o.d oaken chest hero in the
days ofShokspearu, madam," I asked.
Yes, sir," and hero's the nomo of Bvron
here with a capital B. Here's a curiosity
" And this small wooden box ?"
"Made of Shakspoare's mulberrv. sir. I
had sicli a time about that box, sir. Two
young gemmen were here the other day
just run up while tho coach was changing
horses to sec tho bouse. As soon as they
were gone I misses the box. OfTscuds mv
son to the Red Lion, and there they sat on
uie lop looKing as innocent as may he.
atop the coach," says mv son. 'What
do you want." savs tho" driver. "Mv
mother's mulberry box! Shakspoare's
mulbory box! Ono of them ero young
men's got it in his pocket." And true
enough, sir, una on 'em had the imperence
lo take it out of his pocket and flings it into
my sons race; and you know tho coach
never stops a mintt lor dolhing. sir, or he'd'
smarted Tor it."
Spirit of Shakspeare! dost thou not
walk aon; in this humble chamber! Must
ono's in in oft soul bo fretted and frighted
always from its devotion by an abominable
old woman .' Why should not such lucra
tive occupations bo given in charity In the
deaf and dumb? Tho pointing of a finger
were enougn in such spots ol earth !
1 sat down in despair to oi: over the
book of visiters, trusting that sho would
tiro ol my inattention. As it was of no
use to point names to those who would not
look, however, tho commenced a long sto
ry of an American, who had lately taken
the whim in Elccp in bhakpeare's birth
chamber. Sho had shaken him down a bed
on the floor, and ho passed the night there.
It Beeuicd lo bother her why two thirds
of her visiters should be Americans a cir
cumstance that was abundantly proyed by
the bJOris.
It was only when I was in ihc street,
that I began to realize that I had seen one
of the most glorious altars of memory
that deathless Will Shakspeare, tho mor
tal who was, perhaps, (not lo speak pro
fanely) next to his Maker, :n divine faculty
nf creation, first saw tho light thro' the low
lattice un which we turned back to louk.
Tho singlo window of the room in which
Scott died at Abbottsford, and this in the
birth chamber ol Shakspeare, have seemed
to me almost marked with the touch of the
lire of these great souls for I ilnnk we
have an instinct which tells us on the spot
where migitty spirits havo coma or gone,
that they came and went with liio light ol
We walked down tho street to see the
house where Shakspeare lived on his re
turn to Strafford. It stands at the corner
ofa lane not far from the church where he
was buried, and is a newish, un Shakspear
ian looking place no doubt if it be indeed
the same house, most profanely and constd
erably altered. The present proprietor or
occupant of the houso or site, look upon
himself some lime since the odium of cut
ting down the famous mulberry tree plant
ed by the poet s hand in the garden.
I forgot to mention in tho beginning of
these notes, that two or three miles before
coining lo Strafford, wa passed through
Shottery whero Anne Hathaway lived. A
nephew of tho excellent baronet whose
guests we were, occupies the houso. I
looked up and down the green lanes about
it, and glanced my eye round upon the lulls
over which tho sun has continued to set
and tho moon to ride in her love inspiring
beauty ever since. There were doubtless
outlines in the landscape which had been
followed by ilia eye of Shakspeare, when
cuning o trembling lover, to Shottery
doubtless, teinls in the sky, smoke-wreath
from tho old homesteads on tho hill-sides
which are little altered now. How daring
ly tho imagination plucks back the past in
such places I How boldly we ask of fancy
and probability the thousand questions we
would put, it we might, in tho magic mirror
of Agrippa ! Did that great mortal love
timidly, like ourselves ? Was the passion
alo outpouring of his heart simple, and
suited to I ho humble condition of Anne
Hathaway, or was it the first fiery coinage
of Romeo and Othello ? Did she know the
Immortal honor and light poured upon wo
man by the love of genius ? Did she know
how this common and oftencst terrestrial
passion becomes fused in the poet's bosom
with celestial fire, and in Us wondrous ele
vation and purity, ascends lambcnlly and
musically to the very stars ! Did she coy
it with him ? Was she a woman to htin, as
commoner mortals find woman capricious,
tender, cruel, intoxicating, coldevery
thing by changes impossible to calculate or
foresee? Did he walk homo lo Strafford,
sometimes, despairing in perfect sickheart-
ndncss of her affection, and was ho re-called
by a message or a lover's instinct lo
find her weeping and passionately repent
mil! How natural it is by such questions and
speculations to betray our itinato desire to
bring theinfty spirits of our common mould
to our own inward level to reek analogies
between our affections, passions, appetites,
and theirs to wish thny might have been
no more exalted, no more worthy of the
adorable Ibvo of woman than ourselves !
The 6amu temper that prompts the deprc
ciation, the envy, tho hatred exorcised to
wards hitn in his lifetime, mingles not in
considerably in tho researches so industri
ously prosecuted after his death, into his
youth and history. To he admired in (his
world and much more to 'to beloved for
higher qualities than his fellow.men, en
sures to genius not only to be persecuted
in life, but to bo ferretted out wilh all his
frailties and imperfections from tho grave.
The church in which Shakspeare is bit
ricd stands near llie banks of tho Avon, and
is a mo9t picturesque and proper place ol
repose for his ashes. An avenue of small
trees and vines, ingeniously nverlacod ex
tends from the street lo the principal door,
and tho interior is broken up into that con
fused and accidental medley of tombs, pews
cross-light9 and pillars, for which the old
churches of England are remarkable. The
tomb, an efilgy ol the great poet, lie in nn
inner chapel, and are as described in eve
ry traveller's book. I will not take up room
with the repetition.
It gives ono an odd feeling to see the
tomb of his wife and daughter beside him.
One does not realize belore, that Shaks
peare had wife, children, and kinsmen, like
other men there were thoso who had n
right to lie in the tomb; to whom he owed
the charities nf lifo ; whom he may have
benefited or offended ; who may have in
fliienccd materially his destiny, or ho theirs;
who were the inheritors of his household
goods, his wardrobe, his books people
who leaned on him on Shakspeare as a
land holder, a renter ofa pew, a townsman,
a relative ; in short, who had claims upon
them, not for tho eternal homage due to
celestial inspiration, but for the charity of
shelter and bread had ho been poor, for
kindness and ministry had he been sick; for
burial and the tears of natural affeciinn
when he died, tl is painful utid embarrass
ing to tho mind to go to Stratford to
reconcile the immortality and the incom
prehensible power of genius like Shaks-
peare's. with llie space, tenement and cir
cumstance of a man ! The poet should be
like the sea bird, seen only ou Ihe wing
his birth, his slumber and his death mvs
terious alike.
I had stipulated with tho hostess that mv
baggage should bo out into tho chamber
occupied by Washington Irving. I was
shown into it to dies for dinner a small
neat room, a perfect specimen, in short, of
an titiglisli bedroom, with snow white
certains, n looking glass the sizu ot the
face, a well polished grate rind poker, a
well filled carpet and as much licrht as
Heaven permits to ihe climate.
Our dinner lor two persons was served
in a neat parlor on the floor no En"li-h
inn simple, neat and comfortuble, in the
sense of that word unknown in other conn
tries. There was jusi fire enough in the
grate, just enough for two in the different
dishcs--a servant who wasj'uii enough in
the room, and just civil enough: in short
it was. like every thing else in that country
nf adaptation and fitness, just what was
ordered and wanted, and no more.
The evening turned out stormy, and the
rain pattered merrily against Ihe windows
The shutters were closed, thu fire blazed
up with new brightness, the well filled
waxlights were set on the table, and when
the dishes were removed, wo replaced (he
wino with a tea tray, and sent lor the host
ess to gtvo us her cumpanv and a little
gossip over our cups.
Nothing could bo more nicely understood
and defined, than tho manner of English
hostesses generally in such situations, and
of Mrs. Gardiner, particularly in this.
Respectful without servility, perfectly sure
of the propriety of her own manner and
mode ot expre-sion yet preserving in every
look and word the proper distinction be
twecn herself and her guests she ensured
from t lie ut that kindness and ease of com
mimical ion which wou'd make a long eve.
ning of social conversation pass not only
without embarrassment on cither side, but
with mutual pleasure and gratification.
"I have brought up, mem," she said
producing a well polished poker from under
her black apron before she took the chair
set for her al the table. "I have brought up
a relic for you lo sec that no money would
buv from rue.
She turned it over in my hand, and I read
on one of the black sides a the bottom
"Do yon remember Mr. Irving," asked
my friend, "or have you supnnsed, since
reading his sketch of Stratford-on-Avon
that the gentleman in number three inii(
be the person?"
Tho hostess drew up her thin figure, and
the expression of a person about to coin
plimciit herself stole into the corners
her mouth.
"Why you see, mem. I am very much in
(ho habit ot observing my guests, anil
think 1 may say I knows a superior gentle
man when I sees him. If you remember
mem," (and she took down Irom ihcmanll
piece, a much worn copy of the Sketch
book) fieoffrey Crayon tells the r.irciitn
stance ol my stepping in When it was get
ting late, and asking il lie had rung
knows it by that mem, and then the gentle
man I meant was an American, and 1 think
mem, besides," and sho hesitated a litllo
as if she was about In odvance fomn on
ginal and rather venturesome opinion
think I can see that gentleman's l.keues
all through his houk."
A truer remark or a more jut criticism
was perhaps never made on the ftketcl
Book. We smiled, and Mrs. Gardiner
proceeded :
"I was in and oul of thn coffee room Ihe
night hu arrived, mem, ond I sees directly
by his modest ways ond his timid look that
he was a gentlemon, nnd not tit company
for other travellers. They wero all young
men, sir, anJ business travellers, nud you
I know, mrrn, ignorance takes the adfanlnt
modest merit, ami after their dinner HipO
wore very noisy an I rude. So I say to
Sarah, tho chambnrninid, say I, that nicn
gentleman can't gel near ihu'fire; and you
go nnd light a fire in number three, and ho
shall sit alone, ami it shan't cost him nnth
ing. fir I likes Ihe looks on him Well,
" cut, ho snmiipri pleased to bu nlone, and
after tea, ho puts his legs over the grate,
and there he sits with Ihe poker in hia
hand till ten o'clock. The other travellers
went to bod, and ot lal the house was ai
still as midnight, all but a poke in Ihe grain
now nnd then in number three, and every
limn I heard it I jumped up ami lit a can
dle fur I was getting very Repy, and t
hoped he was gelling up to ring for a light
Well, mem. I nodded and nodded, and still
no ring at the bell. At last I say to Sarah,
say I. go into number three and unset
something for I ainsurelhat gonllemin has
lanen nieen. J,i.' ma'am.' savs Sira i.
'I don't dare.' Well, then, say' I, I'll go.
So I opens tho door, and I says, If you
please, sir. did yon ring' little thinking
that question would ever bo written down
in such n beautiful hook, mom. He sat
with his feet on the fender poking the fire,
and a smile on his fuce, as if some pleasant
thought was in his mind.
No, Ma'am,' says he, 'I d,d not. I
6huts the door and sits down again, for t
hadn't the heart to tell him it was late, for
he xo'is a gentleman, not lo speth rudely,
mom. Well, it was past twelve o'clock,
when tho bell did ring. 'Thore,' say
lo Sarah, "thank heaven he Ins done think
ing and we can go to bed.' So he walk
ed up stairs with his light, and tho next
morning ho was up early and off to Ilia
Shakspeare house, and he brings me. homo
a box of tho mulberry tree, oni! asks mo
tf I thought it was genuine, and said it
was for his molher in America, And I
loved him still more for that, anil I'm sum
I prayed she might hvo to see him return."
I believe sho did, Mr. Gardiner: but
iw soon after did you set nsido Ihe noker."
why, sir, you see there s a Mr Vincent
that comes here sometimes, and he says to
mo one d iv, 'So Mrs. Gardiner, ynti" are
finely imuiurialued. Read that.' So tho
miiuiit ( read it I remembered who it was
and all about it, and I runs and gels tho
number three poker, ond hicks it up safo
nd sound, and by and by I sends it lo
Brummagi'in, and has his name engraved
nn it, and hero you seo it str, and I wuuldu't
take no money for il."
I had never the honor to meet or know
Mr Irving, and I evidently lost ground with
the hostess of the Rud Horse for thai mis
fortune. I delighted, however, with the
account which I had seen in a lalo news
paper, of his having shot a buffalo in the
prutries of the Weft, ami she soon court-
led hcrsell out mid left mo lo the delightful
ociety of the distinguished lady who had
accompanied me. Among all my many
otleru.gs in many lands, 1 rRiuembur nnnu
moru intellectually pure and gratifying
than this at Stratl'urd-on-Avoo. 'Mv hluen
in the little bed consecrated by tho slum
bers of the immortal Geoffrey, was sweet
and light, and I write myt-cll his debtor
for a large shore of tho pleasure which
genius like his laW.-hcs upon the wotld.
TllE MAN WOMAN AO A I N. This illllivill
ual, whose curious history is detailed by
her, was given lit Saturday's paper, wa
brought up this day, it having been discov.
ered lliat her Ma'ement from beginning tii
end, was a complete tissue of falsehoods,
and her second examination, which conclu
ded with a still inore singular result, waa
as follows: In answer tu the questions
put her, she stuted that she was a native
of Athurlon si root, Liverpool, and tut of
Ireland ns she had previously asserted; that
her father died thuro when she was very
young, ond her mother marrying again, she
was taken to a small town in Ayrshire,
Scotland ; at twelve years of ago sho run
awtty from her friends, put on a man's at.
lire, assoint'il her father in law's n iine,
George Mooro Wilson and proceeded to
Glasgow ; she worked some years there in
a cotton factory and paid her nildiees In
young woman ol the name ol blizabctu
Ciimmings, to w hoiu she was married on
tho second of April Iflil, at I ho Bunny
Church ; three days after, she, along with
her spouse, sailed for America, landed at
Quebec, nnd eventually settled nt a placo
called New Limerick, in upper Canada ;
after stnytog there six years, she removed
lo Patterson. New Jersey, where she work
ed in Ihc null belonging to the firm of CI irk
(Si. Rohmsoil. subsequently sho s'ated sho
had lived in New York, mid was working;
latterly for Mr. Baron, fur cap manuljclu-
rer, in Water street, near Hurling blip,
Sho was remanded for further ex iiiiinalioii.
Her wile, who was sent for by Mr. Luiuds,
tho Magistrate, treated the affair with tho
greatest nouch ilinico. The morriugo cer?
nfieolo is in th'j hands of ihe court. .V.
York paper.
Execution oW'lliheau. By tho Paris pi
pers of Saturday nnd Sunday, wo loam
that llie trial of Alibenu took place on Fri
day ami Saturday. Nothing transpired on
ihe investigation to implicate nny oilier
persons in his il. te.-tabln scheme; nor was
any thing made known by llie trial with
which the public is nut a'ready acquainted.
He calmly throughout nilmilleil lint it was
his design to kill the king, and lie a-cribed
ins determination to the mmiier in which
the government had, in his opinion, trodden
down the liberties of France and suppress
ed the insurrections.
A gteat number of wi'nesses wcro ex
amined, who in general spoke well of All
beau in other transactions, giving him n
character fur generous and honorable feel
ing, which did not however, seem incom
pantile with sometimes living on others.
Ho evidently wished tn play tho hero, ho
claimed a right lo kill the king bocauso
llrntus slew Cacser. There does not seem
to have been one extenuating circuin.lancfl
brought in light Uy tho trial, and tho Court
sentenced nun to be beheaded, and treated
as a parricide.

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