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fj. -BELLj Editor and Proprictor.
MIDDLEBURY VT. JANUAKY 25, 1843.
VOL. VI1.-NO. 38
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AGRICUMU11AL.
FROZEN POTATOES.
The rcsulls of repeatcd cxpcriments
.i.nw ilmt notaioes iniurcd by frost are not
rendercd valuclcss; but lhat very good flouri
or mcal may be prepared frorn lliom, u mo
wrathcr conlinuo sufficicntly cold to pcrmit
of rcpeattd thawing and frcezing- By ihis
process, properly conducted and continucd,
the wntciy parliclcs are cxpellcd, and tlie
regetablc substanco is gradually converlcd
into mcal. Exposurc lo rain and snow is
iEjiirious only os prolonging the operation.
The meal or flour llius formcd, can be rca
dily seperated from the outer skin or peel.
51. Einhoff exposed soft watery potatocs
to tlie action of frost in this mannor, and
oltained a very superior flour, which was
prcjcrvcd in good codition for two years,
cvcn in a damp coller. When it happens,
in conscquence of the unusual scvcrity of
ihc season. that largc quanlitics of potatoes
nrcinjurcd by frost, cxcclleul and nourish
ing meal may oy this process be prepared
thurefrom, iilb very little cxpcnso or trou
Lle. Travelcrs rclato thnt, in the native coun
try ofthe potatoc the moro elovated and
coiuer regions of Peru the inhabitanls ex
pose quar.tities of this vcgetable lo the ac
tion of frost, for n similar purposo. Afier
rcirated nlternations of frcezing and thaw.
bg, tha wholc mass is thrown into a kind of
vat and well uneaucu or irouucn wim mcir
feet to seperalc the akin3 or peels, It is
than put into ccarsi: bngs, and pluced in a
strcarn of cleur running watcr, whcre it is
left ihree or four days. When taken out,
it h spread as tliin as convenicnt and dried
in the sunshine: and thercaficr ground into
flour.
Profcssor BoKE,of Leipzig, in his Ar
clneves of Germin Agriculturf,rccommend3
lhat the same mclhod be employed wlicn ap
.le?, pears, or turnips are accidcnllly injur
rd by frost.
Potaioes are neither so productive, nor of
so gcoj qua'.ity, in wann ns in cold cli.
niales. In Spain and the south of Ilaly, the
lr.i s arc ihickrrand longor, and the fuliagc
urre dcnsc and luxuriant llinn in the inorc
r.oiiiir'-n count.'ies of Europe where this
irjjCtab'.c h culiivntcd; but the tubers smal
ler ::; bize and f;wpr in numbor. In Colum
bia, large poialoe3 are produced only in the
roorc elcvctcd mount.ain regions rising
from Sto 10,000 fcet abovethe lcvcl of the
cquatonal seas. The Mimo appcars to be
the case in tiie Unitcd Sla'rstho potatoes
of Maine grcally cxcelliiig thoso of the tnid
die or southcrn Slntes in quality and flavor,
and the nveragc crops are mnch morc abun
dant. Vt. ChronUk.
Pctatoes. Mr. Ballemv Auberi,
of ;
France, states, as the result of expariments
coritinuud uunng three seasons. tliat abun.
dant crops of potatoes may be grown in
roor clayey scils, by sitrply strewing the
scts plcnlifully with rye-chaffprevious lo
covcring them with eanh at planting.
Professor Voelker, of Erfwet covers his
petatoe sets with a layer of tanners' spent
bark, two or three inrncs thiek, before
turning a furrow over them. IIo says he
thus provides a loose spongy bed for the
young tubers; provents wecds from spring
ing up and growing in immediate contacl
R'iih the plants; and secures an abundant
sapply of moisture during ihe season, if but
oae soaking rain occur aficr planting as
the spent bark, covered by tho surfaco soil,
"ill rntain water during tho most protracted
drought.
New Powek-Loom The N. Y. Tri.
bane givcsan accoum ofa valuablo ma
chine rccontly invented by Mr Clinton G.
Gilroy, of N. Y., for weaving fioUrej
stufls, whcthcr of wool, cotton, linen o silk.
The acconnt savs:
Among the peculiaritios of this new loom
is its dispensing cnttrcly with cams, head
less and treaddlcs in weaving every des
criotion of cloth. The new feature which
theinvcntor calls a "weft-puller" secms al
most iuslinct with intelligence nnd life,
draw'mg every thread of the wift tight, after
ttiesiiutUehasbeen thrown, drawing n tor
ward ar.d laying it up to the faco ofthe cloth
inerebv nreventinE the looping ot tne wett
ihread occasioned bv the diaconal. VVe
ere forccblv struck bv the regularily and
certainty with which the machino stops the
jnstanta shuttle is exhaustcd or a thread bro
Ken, thus securing that perfect appearence
uuispensauie to ngured cloth. By the ex.
traordioary combination and admirable ar
nngement of machinery (several distinct
nortions of this loom being original witb'the rainbow of my lifo was drawn most
Mr. Gilroy,) he is able to operatc it in figur
ed work as fast as tho ordinary power-loom
in weaving plain cloth. The fabrick wov
cn in ourpresence is of cotton, but from iis
peculiar eonstruction resembles silk, white
the specimcns of figured silk and lincn fa
brics produced in this loom cxceed in beau
ty any we bad beforo seen. Although
working at a speed of over 100 picks or
tbrcads of weft per minute. the fabric pro
duced was absolutely faultless;
Hlr. G. bas secured his patent in t-ng.
land nnd France, as well as in this country;
and his loom bids fair to sunersede every
other process for making figured goods at
tiome, as it has already begunlo do aoroau.
If so, Mr. G has thus madehimslf a public
benefactor, at least in this country, in which
labor savim: machincry is not n doubtful
bcnefit, as it possibly is in Europe, in tho
present condition of society there. A. D.
Adverliser.
Water RrNNIKG up IIill. Dr. Smith,
in a rcccnt lecture on geology, at New York
wcntioned a curious circumstance conectcd
mith the Missisippi river It runs from
north to south and ils mouth is actually four
miles highcr than its source, a result duo to
the centrifugal motion of tho carth. Thir-
tcen miles is tho difTerenco betwecn tho c-
quatcrial and polar radius; and the river in
2,000 miles has to riso onc-third of this dis
tance, it being the height of the cquator a
bove the polo. If this centrifugal force
were not continued, tlie rxvers would How
back, and the ocean would ovcrflow the
land.
MISCELLANEOUS.
JOHN ANDERSON TO HIS JEAN.
O, Jean ! it eeems but yestcrday,
jSmcc lightas Ony fawn,
Ye trippctl In vlrgln bashfulness
Across the flowery lawn;
And bright your goldcn lialr wared,
Tliattime has Etretvn vi cnaw;
Yel still yc wearyouth'a winning tmilc,
Tiiough yuuths bright raorn'e anra.
Though your eye he no sae clear, Jean,
As when in joathful prime,
Sae succlly, eac confidingly,
Ita melting glance met inine;
Though passion's hour hath fled, Jean,
And cauld )our pulsea bc,
Your mclloued look o' ;indly lova
Still gently beauis on mc.
And though thc crarc's white Llossoma, Jean,
Are scattcred on your brow,
AnJ In life's glass the ebbing sands
Arcwasled tliin and low;
Ko change our hcarta can know, can,
liut lan as liie shftl! last,
Wc'll gild our hopes o' future blis
Wi1 memorIe3 o' the pat.
From the Lady's Book.
A SKETCH.
BV MKS. CABOLISE LEE IIEXTZ :
A plcasant little group was gathercd round
uncle Ncd's domcstic hcarlh. He sat on
ono side of the (ire-place, opposito aunt
Mary, who with hcr book in her hand,
watchcd the childrcn scntcd at the table,
some reading, others sewing, all occupicd,
but onc, a child of larger growth,' a young
lady, who, being a gust of the family was
suffered to indulge in the pleasuro of idle-
nchs without rcproof.
' Oh ! I love a rainy ovening,' said little
Ann, Iooking, up from hcr book, and mce
ting hcr mother's smihng glancc, 'it is so
nice to sit by a good fire, and tho rain pat
tcring ngainst the windows. Only I pity
the poor people who have no houso to covcr
them. to keep ofl tho rain and cold.'
j And I love a rainy cvening too,' crir.d
j Georgc, a boy of about twclvc. I can
! stndy so much bettcr. My thoughts stay
i at homc, and don't kccp rambling out aflcr
the bright moon and stars. My heart fcels
warmer, and I rcally bclieve 1 love every
body bettcr than I do when tho wcather is
fair.'
Uncle Ncd smilcd and gavo the boy an
approving pat on thc slioulder. Every one
smilcd but the young lady, who, with a lan
guid, discontented air, now playingwith a
pair of scissors, now turned over the leavcs
of a book, then with an ill supprcssed yawn,
leaned idly on her elbow and looked into
the fire.
' And what do you think ofa rainy cve
ning, Elizsbeth V askcd uncle Ned. I
should like to hear your opinion also.'
I think it over dull and uninteresting
indced,' answered she. ' I always fcel so
tupid. I can hardlv keep myselt awakc
ono cannot co abroad, or hope to seo com-
panv at homc ; and ono gets so tired of
seeinc the same faces all the time. 1 can
not imacine what Gcorgo and Ann sce to
admire so much tn a disagreeable rainy eve
ninir like this.'
o . .... .
Supposwg 1 tell yjju a story to enuvon
you,' satd uncio rca.
Oh! yes, father, plcase tell usa story,
exclaimed tho chitdren simuitaneousiy
Little Ann was uerched upon his knee as
f, by magic, and even Elizabeth movcd hcr
ciiair, as if escitcd to some deereo of tnter
est. George still hcld his book in his hand,
but his bright eyes sparking with unusual
animation, were rivited upon his uncle's
Face.
' I am going to tell you a story about a
rainy evenlng' said uncle Ncd.
Oh ! that will be so pretty !' cried Ann,
clapping her hands ; but Elizabetb's coun.
tenance fell below zero. it was an omin
ous annunciation :
Yes,' continucd uncle Ncd, a rainy eve
ntnff. But though clouds darker than thoso
which now mantle tho sky were Iowering
abroad, and tho rain fell hcavier and faster,
bcautifully on thoso dark clouds, and itsfair
colora still shine most Iovely on tho sicht.
It is no Ionger the bow of promise. but the
reanzntion oi my ionuesi areams.
George saw his Unclc east an cxpressive
glanco toivards the handsome matron in tho
opposito corner, whoso color perccptibly
heightened, and he could not foibear ex-
claiming
' Ah ! aunt Mary is blushing. I under
stand uncle's nietaphor. She is his rainbow,
and he thtnks life one long rainy day.'
Not cxactly so. I mean your last con.
clusion. JJut don t intcnupt me, my boy,
and you shall hear a lcsson, which young
as you are, I frust you will ncver forgct.
When I was a younc man I was thouzht
quite handsome '
' Pa is as pretty as he can be now,' in
terruptcd liltlo Ann,passing her hands fond
ly over his manly clicck.
Uncle Ned was not displeased with tho
compliment, for he prcssed her closer to
him whilc hc continucd
Well, whenl wasyoung, I wasofagay
spirit and a great favorite in society. The
young ladics Iikcd mo for a parfncr in the
dancc, at tho chess board, or the evening
walk, and I had rcason to think several of
them would liave madc no objcction to take
mc as a partner for life. Among all my
young ncquaintances, there was no one,
whoso cotnpanionship was so plcasing, as
that ofa maiden whoso namo was Marv.
Now, there are a grcat many Mary's in thc
world, so you must not take it for grantcd
I mean your mother or aunt. At any rate
you must not look so significanr, till I have
finishcd my story. Mary was a sweet and
Iovely girl with a currcnt of chcerfulness
running through hcr disposition, that madc
music as it ilowed. It was an under cur
rent, howevcr, always genllo and kcpt with
in its Icgitimatc channcl; ncvcr ovcrflowing
into boi.ttcrous mirth or unbcaming lcvity.
Shc was thc only daughter of hcr mother,
and she o tcidow. Mrs. Carlton, was her
mother's namc, was in lowly circunistanccs,
and Mary had none of the applianccs of
wcalth and fashion to decoratc her person,
or gild her homc. A very modcst conipct
cncy was all hcr portion, and she wishcd
for nothing morc. I have sccn hcr, in a
simple white drcss, without a singlc orna
mcnt, unlcss it was a naturul rosc,transccnd
all thc gaudy bcllcs, who sought by thc at
tractions of drcss to win thc admiration of
thc multitudc. But nlas ! for poor human
nafure ! Ono of thoso dashing bellcs so
fascinated my attcntion, that thc gontlc
Mary was for a whilc forgoltcn. Thercsa
Vano was indeed a rare piccc of mortul
mechanism. Hcr figure was the perfcction
of bcauty, and sho movcd as if strung upon
wires, so clastic and springing was hcr gcs.
turcs. I ncver saw such lustrous hair it
was perfectly black, and shone like burnish-
ed stcel : and then such rinalets! How
thay wavcd and rippled down her beautiful
neck ! She drcssed with the most e.xquis
itc laste, dclicacy and ncatncss, and what-
evcr she worc, assumcd a peculiar grace
and fitncss, as if art loved to adorn what
naturc madc so fair. But what charmed
mc most, was the sunshiny smile that was
always wailing lo light up hcr countcnance.
To be sure, sho somctimes laughed a little
too Ioud, but then hcr laugh was so musical
and hcr tecth so white, it was impossiblc
to beliovo hcr guilty of rudencss or want of
grace. Oftcn, when I saw hcr in the social
circlc, so brilliant and smiling, tho life and
charm of every thing around her, I thought
how happy the constant companior.ship of
such a being would mnke me what bright-
ncss sho would impart to thc fircsido of
homc what light, what joy to thc darkcst
sccncs of c.xislencc !'
' Oh ! uncle,' inlcrrupted George, laugh
inir. ' if I were aunt Mary, I would not Ict
you praiso any other lady so wnrmly. You
are so tnkcn up with her beauty, you have
forgotten all about the rainy evening.
Aunt Marv smilcd, but it is more than
probablo that George rcally touchcd one of
t . i - .pi i. .
J IUC Illuacn SpnngS Ol ucr nuiiuus ni.mii
for shc looked down and said noirung.
' Don't be impaticnt,' iaid uncle Ned,
and you shall not be cheatea out of your
torv. I began it tor iMizabetn's sbkc ra-
ther than vours, and I sce sho is -wide a-
wakc. She lhinks I was by this tirae more
than half in love with Thercsa Vane, and
sho thinks more than half right. There had
bcen a great many partics ot plcasurc, n
ding partics, sailing parties, and talking
partics ; and Mimmcr slippcd by almost un
consiously. At length thc autumnal equi
ox approachcd, and gathering clouds, north,
eastern gales and tho drizzling rains, suc
ceeded to thc soft brcezcs, mellow skics,and
glowing sunsets, peculiar to that beautiful
scnson. For two or three days I was con-
fined within doors by the continuous rains,
and I am sorry to confess it, but tbe blue
devilsactuallvgotcornpleteposscssion of me
-one strided upon my nose, another danccd
on the top or tny.hcad, onepinched my ear,
and another turncd sumcrsets on my chin.
You laugh, little Nanny ; but they are ter-
nblc crcatures, thcse blue centieraen, ana i
could not cndure them any lonjer. So thc
third rainy evening, I put on my overcoat,
buttoned it up to my chin, and taking my
umbrclla in my hand, set out tn tne airec
tion of Mrs. Vane's. Here,' thought I,
as my fingers pressed the Iatch, ' 1 shall
find thc moon-light smile, that will uiumino
the darkness of my night thc dull vapors
will disperse before her radicnt glance, and
this interminablc cquinoctial storm be trans-
formed into a merc veinal sh"owcrs,melting
away in sunbcams in her prescnce.' My
gentle knock not being apparcntly heard, I
stepped into the anle-room, set down my
umbrella, tookofTmy drcnched overcoat,
nrrnnfred mv hair in tho most gracclul man
ner. and. clairaing a privilege, to which,
nnrharis I had no lesitimato right, opened
the door of the family sitting room, and
found myselfin the presence of tho beauti-
lul t hercsa
Here uncle Ned made a provoktng pause.
Pray go on.' ' How was sho drest !'
And was she elad to see vou?' assailcd
. him on everv side,
! How was sho drest V rcoeated he. I nm
not very well skslled in the technicaltics of
, a lady's wardrobo, I can givo you tho gcn-
eral impression of her pcrsonal appearance.
In the first place, there was a jumping up
and an oiT-hand sliding slep toward an op.
posito door, as I cntercd : but a disobliging
chair was in tho way, and I was making my
lowest bow, before she found an opportuni
ty of disappcaring. Confused and mortifi
ed, she scarccly returncd my salutation,
whilc Mrs. Vane ofTercd mc a chair, and
cxprcsscd, in somcuhat dubious tcrms,their
gratification at such an uncxpccted plcas
urc. I have no doubt that Thcrca wished
mc at tho bottom of thc frozen ocean, if I
might judge by tho frcezing glanccs she shot
at me through hcr long bshes. She sat un
easily, in hcr chair, trying to conccal hcr
slip-shod shocs, and furtivclyarrahginghct
dress about tho shouldcrs and waist. It was
a most rebcllious subject, for tho body and
skirt were at open warfare, rcfusing to have
any communion with each other. Where
was tho graceful sbapo I had so much ad-
mircd ? In vain I sought its cxquisite out-
lincs in the folds of Ihat loose, slovenly robe.
Where were thosc alistening nnglets and
burnishcd locks that had so latcly rivalled
the tresscs ofMcuusa? Hcr hair was put
in tangled bunches bchind her cars, and
tucked up bchind in a kind of Gordian
knot, which would have requircd the sword
of an Alcxander to unite. Hcr frock was a
soiled and dingly silk, with trimmings ofa
sallow blonde, and a fadcd fancy handkcr
chicf was thrown over ono shoulder.
You have caught mo complotcly endcs'
halile,' suid sho recovering partially from
her embarrassmcnt ; but the evening was
so rainy, and no one but mother and my
self, I nevcr dreamed of such an exhibition
of gallantry as this.'
Sho could not disguise her vexatiou,
with all hcr eflbrts to conccal it, and Mrs.
Vane cvidcntly shared her daughter's cha
grin. I was wicked cnough to cnjoy thcir
confusion, and ncver appcarcd morc at my
easc, or playcd tho agrecablo with morc sig
ual succcss. I was discnchanted at oncc,
and my mind revcllcd m its recovered frec
dom. iIy goddess had fallen from the
pedcsta), on which my imagination had cn
throncd her, despoiled of the beautiful dra
pery which had impartcd to her such ideal
lovclincss. I know that I wa3 a favorito
in the family, for I was wcalthy and inde
pcndcnt, and perhaps of all Thcrcsa's ud
mircrs, what the world would call the bcst
match. I maliciously asked hor to play on
thc piano, but shc madc a thousand cxcuses,
studiously kccping back the litic rcason,hcr
disordcred nttiro ; I askcd her to play a
gamo of chcss, but 'she had a headachc:
hc vas too sttipiu ; sho ncvcr couia ao any
thing on a rainy evening.
At lenalh I took my lcave, inwardly
blcssins the movins spirit which had led me
abroad that night, that the spcll which had
so lon" cntbrallcd my seuscs might be bro.
ken. Thercsa called up one of her Iambcnt
smiles as I badc hcr adicu.
' Ncver call again on a rainy evening,
said sho sportivcly ; 'I am always so
wrelchediy dull. 1 believc 1 was uorr. to
Iive among tho sunbcams, thc moonlight,
and the stars. Clouds will never do for
me.'
Amon,' I silently rcsponded, as I closcd
thc door. While I was putting on my coat,
I overheard, without thc smallcst intention
of listening, a passionate exclamation from
Thercsa.
' Good Ileavcns. mother ! was thcrc cver
any thiug so unlucky 1 I never thought of
seeing my ncighbor's dog to night. If I
have nor becn compietely caught I
' I hope you will miod my advice ncxt
timc' rcplied hcr molhcr, inagricved tonc.
I told you not to sit down in that slovenly
dress. I have no doubt you have lost him
forevcr.'
' Hcro I made good ray retrcat, not wish
ing to cntcr tho penclrafta of family se
crct3. ' The rain still continued unabatcd, but
my social feelings were very far from being
dampcd. I had the curiosity to make an
other cxpcriment. The evening was not
far advanccd, and as I turned from Mrs.
Vane's fashionable mansion, I saw a mod
cst lidit "limmcring in the distance, and I
hailcd it as the shipwrccked mariner hails
tho star that guides him o er ocean s toam
to tho homc he has left bchind. Though I
was cay and young and a passionate admi-
rcr of beauty, I had very exalted ideas of
domcstic fclicity. I kncw that thcrc was
manv a rainv day in life, and I thought the
companion who was born alono tor sun-
bcains and moonlight, would not aid me to
dissmatc their gloom. I had, moreover, a
shrcwd suspicion, that the daughter who
thought it a sufiicient c.xcuse for shameful
pcrsonal ncclcct, that there was no one
present but hcr momer, woum. as a wne, oc
eauallv rcsardlcss of a husband's prescnce"
Whilc I pursucd thcse reflections my fcet
jnvoluntanly drew ncarer and more near to
the light, which had bcon the loadstonc ot
my npening manhood. i naa continucd to
meet Marv in the gay circlcs I frcquented,
but I had latcly bccomc almost astrangcr to
hcr liome. 'Shall 1 be a welcomo suest I
said I to myself as 1 crossed the thrcshold
Shall I find her en dcshabille likcwisc, and
discovcr that fcminine beauty and grace
are incompatiblc with a rainy evening V I
heard a sweet voico reading aloud as 1 o
pencd tho door, and I know it was the voice
which was oncc rausic to my cars, Mary
rosc at my cntrance, laying her book qui-
etly on thc table, and greetcd rac with
modest grace and self posscssion peculiar to
herself. sho looked surpnsed a little cm
barrasscd, but very far from being dis
pleased. She made no allusion to my as-
trangement or neglect ; cxprcsscd no as
tonishmcnt at my untiraely visit, not once
hinted that being alone with hcr mother
and not anticipaling visitors, she thought it
unnecessary to wear the habiliments of a
lady. Nevcr in my life had I seen her look
so Iovely. Her drcsf perfectly plain, but
every fold was arrangcd by tho hand ofthe
graccs. Hcr dark-brown hair, which had a
natural wavc in it, now uncurled by the
dampncss, was put back in sinoolh ringlcls
from hcr brow, revealing a face which did
not considcr its bcauty wastcd bccausc a
mother's nyc alonc rcstcd on its bloom. A
beautiful cluster of autumnal roses, placed
in a glass vasc on thc table, perfumed thc
apartmcnt, and a bright blazc on thc hcarth
diffused a spirit of chcerfulness around,
while it rclievcd the alrnosphcre of its cx
cessivc moisture. Mrs. Carlelon was an
invalid, and sufTrrcd also from an inflama
tion of the eyes. Mary had bcen reading
aloud from her favorite book.What do you
think it was ? It was a very old fashioned
onc indeed. No other than thc bible. And
Mary was not ashamed to have such a fash
ionable young gentlcman as I then was,
sce what her occupation had bcen. What
a contrast to thc sccnc I had just quittcd !
How I loathcd myself for the infatualion
which had led mo to prcfer the artificial gra
ccs ofa bellc, to this purc child of naturc.
I drew my chair to the table, and entrcatcd
that Ihoy would not look upon mc as a stran
ger, but as a friend, anxious to be rcstortcd
to the forfcited privilegcs of an old acqaint-
ancc. 1 was unuerstoou in a inoineui, uuu
without a sincle reproach was admitted a-
gain to conhdcncc anu lamiiiaruy. i ne
hours 1 had wastcd with l ncresa scemca a
kind of mesmcric s'.umber, a blank m my
existcncc, or at Icast, a feverish dream.
'What do you think ofa rainy evening,
Mary V asked I, before I left her.
'1 love it of all things,' rcplied shc, with
animation. rhere is somcthing so homc
drawing, so hcart-knitting in its tnflucncc.
Thc dcpcndoncics which bind us to tho
world scem withdrawn: and rctiring within
oursclvcs, wc lcarn morc of thc dccp mys-1
tcries of our own being.'
'Mary's soul bcamcd from hcr cycs as
it turncd with a transient obliquity, to
wards hcavcn. She paused as if fearful
of unsealing tho fountain3 of hcr hcart. -I
said that Mrs. Carlton, was an invalid
and conscqucntly rctircd carly to hcr cham
bor; but I lingcred till a late hour, nor did
I go till I had made a full confesiion of my
folly, rcpontancc, and awakcned love; and
as Mary did not shut the door in my face,
you may imaginc she was not surely dis
pleased.' 'Ah! I kenw who Mary was.I kncwalJ
the timc,' exclaimed George, looking arch
lv at Aunt Mary. A bright tcar, which at
that moment fell into hcr lap, showed thal
though a silcnt, sho was no unintcrcsteJji
auditor.'
'You hav'nt donc father, said little Aqn.
in a disappointed tono ; I thought you wcrc
going to tell a story. You have bcen talk.
fngall tho while about yourself.'
I havo bceu somethinji ol nn egotist, to
be sure, my little girl but I wanled to show
my dcar young fricnd here how much might
depcnd upon a rainy evening, Life is not
madc all of sunshine. Tho happicst nnd
most prospcrous must have thcir seasons of
darkness and gloom, and woe be to thoso
from whoso souls no rays ofbrightncss c-
manatc to srild thoso darkencd hours. I
blcss thc God of the rain as well as the sun-
shine. I can read His mercy and 1ns love,
as well in tho tempcst, whoso wmgs ob
scuro the visible glorics of his crcation, as
in the splendor of tho risipg sun or the
dews that dcsccnd after his sctting radi
ance. I began with a motaphor. I said a
minbow was drawn on the clouds that low-
crcd on that cvcntful day, and that it still
continucd to shine with tinbleraished bcau
ty. Woman, my children, was scnt by
God, to be tho rainbow of man's darker
dcstiny. From tho glowing red, emblcm
atic of tbat love which warms and gladdens
his cxistcnce, to the violet mclting into thc
blue of heavcn, symbolic of thc faith which
links him to tho purer world, hcr blcnding
virtucs, mingling with cach other in ueaui-.-ful
harmony, aro a token of God's mercy
here, and an carnest of future blcssings in
those regions where no rainy eteningsccT
. . t i - i . r .t...l
come to ouscure ine ungmueas ui
ANIMAL MAGNETISM.
Thn Locdon corrcspondent of the New
York Journal of Commcrce has the follow
ing : .. ..
"A most extraordinarj surgical operation
has bcen performed, the "particulars of which
. i . i i - . i .i
will be tound cctauca in a coupiu i tui.
r. I T 1 t T U....M T fllft
umns ot tne iionuon uiumnijj
UGth ult. Jas. Wombell, 42, a laboring
man, had sufTered for a pcriod of about five
vcars with a painful afTection ofthe left knee
ioint. He was aamittea into mo nospuiw ut
Wellow, in Nomngnampsmre, uu .l
decided that amputalion should take phce
hnw ihR Itnee ioint. and it was according-
ly donc while the patient was undcr the in.
fluencc of mcsmeric slcep ! On the 1st of
October this wondorful operation was tnus
nrf,irmeH. ns nivcn in the woros oi tno
mesmerizer, oneiMr. W. Topham, a lawyer
fthn Midd u Temple, liOnaon : i ocain
mesmerized him in4 mmutes. In a quarter
cf an hour I told Mr. W. Squire Woort (.the
oporator) that hc might commence. l men
.1 r c l. I J nnn,l,. ,n
Drought two nngers oi eaun huhu ...
Wombell's closcd eyelids, and
there kept them still furtherto deepen the
sleep. Mr. Ward, after one carnesi iook
atthe man, slowlv plungcd hisknife into the
centre ofthe outer side ofthe thigh. Ihe
t5!!ness at this moment was something aw
ful. The calm respiration of the slccping
man alone was heard, for all others sccrncd
.w!,i Tn mnkinfrthesecond incision
tho position of the leg was found to be rno'e
inconvenient than it had appeared, and the
operator could not proceed with his former
-ir... a- ofior ihr-sccond incision a
laciuiy. uuun .
moaning was heard from the patient. which
,;nnA nt intprvals until tho conclusion.
It uave mc thc idca of a troubled dream :
for'his sleep continued as prolound as ever.
The placid look of his countenancc, never
changed for an .instant : his whole frame
rested, uncontrolled, in perfect stillness and
nn,i - not a musclo or nervo was seen to
, LTVnlV f
... .:..u Tn iVi onrt nflhn nnoralion. mClU-
i iwiiu v " r
ding tho sawing of the bone, securing tho
artcrics. and applying tho bandages-occu-
pying a pcnou oi inoro inan ;wenty minuies i
-ne lay mce a siatu.e. ,u, strong i p WASHiNGTO.N-.-Thc Wash-
volatiln and watcr, ho gradually and calmly I . . .. .
awoke, and whon asked to describe what he InSton corrcspondent ofthe U. H. I ;
fclt, thus rcplied "1 nevcr kncw any thing Gazctte, who signi himsc'.f " Olivcr Old
rnorc (after his being mesmerized.l and 5Chool " make the following rcmark? o-i
neverl.-lt ar.ypain at nll ;I. oncc, felt as if sonleoflhtt aspect, Qf the tim at l!.o fed
1 heard a kind of crounching. Ho was . r
asked if that was painful ; hc replied, " No eral Cll-V-
pain at all. I never had any ; and knew no-! Mr. Cal.'ioun looks cheerful, as ir b:ioy
thins until I was awakcned by thnt strong not wiih hopn : let him take caro ofthe nr
stufK" Tho 'crounching' was the sawing , them fox, with somhcrn propensiues. Ilio
ofhis own thigh.bono. The first dressing conlcst is now narrowed down to ItiRic t
was performcd in mosmeric sleep. with sim. a'pirants in that party. Gov. Cass is here,
ilarsuccess. and abssnctfof all pain. This but has made no new impression ; there is
case is so imporlant that I havo condensed n rf'om fjr h,m- Tlle Madisoaian you
its principal featurcs, nnd when I consider ' w'" observe, hns takrn ground ngainst Mr.
the gravitv with which the operation wasVan Btiren.ond in domg so, tunu his batto.
surroundcd, tho numhcrs who were present, ry from tho Whigs aSaiait that f ection -,l
tho unauestionablo rank nnd respectabilitv
M tho professional gcntlemcn, and the ut-
ter absence i
ly adinit that :
that we arc i
or desnise tliH inlltipnrM n oxtraorrlinnrv.
, (
A licaulilul ldea' In the irountains i
Tvrol, humlreds ofthe women and childrrn !
i .- i .-i .u i. i
sinc thcir n.itional ."ongs, nntil they hear'
ofnll aircctation, l must candid K3 ""I"3 "c. -u" Jc'
scrpticism is stnggcrcd and n otthjxl party, m con,equrnco ot iV.i-
no Ionger in a portion to ueride ,0Ii cxisiuig uemccn nio mvnus ;- '
. - ..... I I I . nt inn Ifnrnn rv inn nn n
their huibands, fathfrs, or brolhers, answer-1 " l
ing them from Ihe hilU, on thcir rcttirn cmxi rhs following sir.umtnt !;o-
home.On thoshoresof the Adriatic Sea,a go0(I Ueai o(- conimerri .1 ociivitv n.minj;
tho wives ofthe fishermen come downto ,hJ Chinese in their own v.ntcis "and itit
thc bcach about simset, and sing n i mclody screra ntihboring conntri.-?. Thfirj ink
from Tas-,o's Gerusahmmant Libeiala. , V1!il Coch'in China, Sinm, Snimtra, J.iva
They sing the first verso and then lulen for I Sj,Iiporc, Bnmco, an l oHi.-r phces. 0.
some time; ihoy then smg tho sccond verso ; ,!1"ui.1.i f trnw, alo-ie it is snid th.-r-
and listcn until they hear the nnawer come
from the fishermen, who are thus guided by
the sounds to thcir own villagc. Caledon.
ian.
SEnaios fok Old Bachelous. Thc
Hartford Mirror contains a lay srnon for
thc specinl bcnefit of the Bachtbr's Club,
founded on the foHowing tcxt:
And they called Kebf-cca aml said unto
her, will thoti go with this man, and sho
said 1 wiil go." Geno.is 34: 5, 8,
In thosc times, cercmony, formality, nnd
sentimcnt wcro altogcther unknown. Ke
bccca was n good girl, and jumpcd at the
first cood ofTer.
Wc would havo picked out a brtter to
prcach beforo tho honorable fraternity, viz:
"Jacob kissed Rachiel."
That is somcthing substantial for bache-
lors to sy grace over; the other tcxt was
for the benefil of Kebccca altogelher.
"Jacob kissed Rnchael,
Ar.d hftcd up his voicc and wept."
Hnw patlictic! Tho fact is, time and thf
fashions innke strange inroads upon ponr
human nature. Here was Jacob scouring
thc couniry to look for a wife, and on a fiim
(.unny day, in tho valloy of Padan irnm, he
saw her at a distance, drawing water from
a well, buing barcfooted ; and without cere
mony Iw ran towards her, and io tho lang
uage ofthe Good Book, "kissed her, and
lified up her voicc and wcpt." We havr
no account that Raclmel boxed his cars for
his rudencss. as in these days of simpliciij
and itinoccnco shu would have done, parlic
ularly in good scciuty."
Tlie Bttrnl Blhles. This alliiir which is
charged agninst the Calholics at Chainpl.iin
N Y. is still a suhjcct of discu3sion nmong
the ncwspapors. The last publication in
rcforence lo it comes from Bishop Hugliei.
He snys he conccives thc duty of Anierican
ciliznns to bc, that every man, so long as he
govtrns himself by the hws of the country,
and fulfils tho duties of his sociul position,
is ncoouiitable to God alone for the coiivic
tions ofhis consciencc.--Though his church
nronuunces tho Protrslant versions ofthe
Biblcas spurious, and directs iln people tn
read their own authorized translaiions,
which U abundantly wiihin thti-reach, it
doesnot nutlmrize the burning of tho Pro
tcstant Bible, and therefore he condemns'
the act with the samo ernphasis a he
would tho burning ofa Cathohc convclit,
and as it would be unjust to condemn thejf(jenlf anj ,,e ony rMSoi hy it isnot sii
Protcstant ministcr?-and ihe Protestant pco. argB ai,d ns intercstins, I cause it ha
plc for the burning ofa convcnt at Boston j n0"JUCj, g00(i support. pn,ty prcsaes dc
he lhinks it cqually unjus! to holdthe Calh-.p(.nj Up0n parIy mon for suppott. aml in a'l
Hc neonlo or pricsthood accountiblo for the
burnir.gofa Pro'estant translation of thc
Scriplure3at Champlain- lf persons of ei
thrr faith nre guilty, let them bc condemncd
nnd not their rcliirion. Thc Bishop cffers
to pay halfnf all the cxpenca of investiga-
tin" Hns ouirac. ne says wie vuiuunu
church does not allow its professnrs to thurst
their boooks on those ol o diflirent faith,
nor require them to receive heretical books
from others; but having rcceived them, they
would be deeply culpablc should they out
rage the feelings of thnso who hold ihem
sacred, by burning them. Bnlletin.
THETARIFF-BR1TISH VIEWS.
The Philadclphia Forum noticcs a latc
article in the London Times, relating to our
tariflT and the result of tho last Fall's elec
tions as follows :
The London Times has an articlo rojoi
cin" over the ''triumphsof the Freo Trado
parfy in the Empire State of Amcrica," a.id
"the ulter prostration of ihe TarifT party."
It vauntingly rcmarks that, by proper man
agenient on the part ofthe Miniitry, " the
admission ofEoglish manufnctures into.tJie
markets ofthe Ur.itcd States may now be
secured oq conditions which will secure the
prosperily of Brilish manufacturing inius.
try for many years." Th js we see the pau
pcr labor of Europe is again to bo brought
in compctition with frcc American industry,
if British intcrests can succced in repeahng
our TarifT.
Undoubtedly the policy of tha fiee trade
nnrtv of this country, ifthey carry it into
cfTect, will rendcr our cour.lry nnd ils labor
and commercial er.ergics subscivient to
those insiitutions and that policy, toward
ade dcmocra'.s profesa to
repugnancc.
"! bco and is covcrtly aided ay tno ni.
houn section McHntirne. Mr. Tylerindul.
of the E.xccutie patronage.
h U aniusing
. . ,!, ,l,..
. aspirnnts, pUyed by tliom and tlicir rcspcc-
pnncijilci, nnd patriotism, nnd uemocraey
and the partv, cocd, eaiv souls, tako all lnr
, 1 - h
nre 300,000 Chinese. Cul. Burney, of tha
Britil1 servicp, stati s
That there are 4 10.000 Chinese in Siim;
and in Hankok, thn cnpilal, in.iru tlmii f 0
(100. Their iitnb;rs nre mCert'iine.l by
llie iniposition of fi c:pitation tnx nn ctcry
niale Chinese. Forty thouiand tmis of
Chinese shipping nnnually visit thc ports if
Sism. In tho Malay St.Vci ihere 20 O'.IO
Cli'mcac cmplnyed in ihe smtlling ofni' t
nls. 4-c. Butuvia, the capiinl of Java, nn
lic said to owo its crcation to the agricul'u
rnl intiustry nnd meehinica! skill f ai
numbers of Chinc'e who havu bcen Um
sottlcd in tln island. Al Singapore. Pfii-
ang, M Iacc, nnd Ihroughout nll the ishii J
of tho Eastern Archipelao,Cliineao ctlier4
ind Clunesp junks arc to be found cngug' a
in a valuablc commerct".
Ma YollASXA, thc Nrstori ui I5Mi"p.
risited the churches in this cily. nn Suixia ;
in the fnrenoon he wm at Mr. Iturnap's, m
ihe aftcrnonn at Mr. lanks'a, nnd ui tln
evening at sftr. rlancnaru s. newai rc
companied by 31r. Perkini. thc M'.-'MiMn .
wliom we nre informro, gnve n rv nm'r
astniff aeco'unt of his missionar; iab'jra m
th.n country. Loicell Journal.
Tiie Cou.itxr Pkess. Nothing is morn
common vthen a person comcs to s.op r.
paper, than to gir as an excuso for m !'
ing lhat he takes so manv paieis that he
ciin't atTord lo pay for them all, and if hu
could' ho has not time to lend them al:. Thn
pcrson fjrgc;!s thnt by so duinj he iuiu;i-
thc feelings if the editor ; and ifsuch is
really tln icawn why ho discontinurs hi.-
paper lic ouglit to hnvo good breciluig r
uough to kerp it to himsolf. (t virlu ii! :
mnuntsto this : 1 lake a numhi-r uf papcrM.
I waut to stop onr, and as ymirs ii ihe pooi.
cst of ihe whole, I'll stop that. We Imvn
no reason our.selves to coirplain of rh
trsaluieiit, for tre have rwi-r sioppasei th ni
W9 onticipaied, and thus fur o'ir ndditioi-J
havo fif f.xceeded tho discontmuanres
Now. while k ndrnit tho rifjht i'fn vi". to
lake wlmtevBr papcr nr pnpers hc ph-asf..
jet Mclny it dnwn un prii.ciplc ll'at thc lo.
cal pirss shuuld rcct'irR his firdt s-ij.poi',
becauio upon him-'eir and oihers in i'w
neighhorhood it louks for diipport. Nutii
ing can bemore gnlling tu a country cdilor,
than to hear of ficston oarers haring ihvir
Isix or seren tl'.ouianj subsi-ribcr. wh-n I n
paper lia, otai mnny hundnjd; yel he work-
as hard to get nut a good paper ns hi.-j ci'y
polilica! contcsts tho country press. if tt do-i
not take thc lead, does moal of tha woik.
Wo like thc country papers ; thry rcmind
ui of I ome. They genera'ly eoiitain tnmc
rood storv. Ttiere is a rtMicitv, a cood-
;naturcdnfss nbout ihcm which gocj to Ihc
heart. But ihe public mind has bccome vi-
tiated. it longs for llm melrnpolitan paper,
and the good old paper which has bcen tak
en in Ihe family for twonty )ears, has to b
givon up, turnod ofl like n superannuate l
horso, to die in its old agc. Thus etcry
thing is becoming Boslonian. Our young
mcn read Bosion papers, ihey faU in love
with Boston fushior.s and Bosion life. Thp
plow and ihescthe and the l.oo loso their
charm. He longs to he a mcrchant ; farm
ing and mecbanica! labors are only flt fo'
clowns. Will, he goes to Boston, enters
into busines', in a few years fails, co.r.s
back lo his falher's houio in debt and unfi -led
for evcrythtng useful. A grcat dcal hr.s
bcen writle'n on thopassion which our young
men have for city life. L t our f.irmer
take papers printed in their own couniy nnd
tee inhe passion don't cease. LowellJour
nal. " Ktss me Qcick," is Ihc nnme ofa new
fashioned bonnet worn by the hdies soni- -where
and invenied by somrbody. Tne Ai
las says ihe genilemcn find thrr.i very cn.i
venient and the ladies excerdingly plc.n
ant. The demand foilhem is becoming very
great.
Mk. Pickess of South Carolint. in a
speech on the Bankrupt Law on Wedi.ci
dav last, said that tho principles for whi'-'i
he fought were the principles ofr trai' .
I ivhich our free t
f(.e, lUo alT0Dcsx
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