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There is something to learn from the follies as well as the wisdom of these people j and society may yet learn from them to support their poor, and edu cate the destitute without degrading them. I have just returned from a Visit to Econ omy, the famous town of Celibates, founded by flapp. . I propose briefly to give an ac count oi what came under my notice. - Understanding that strangers, though treated With civiltv, have only an outside view of the establishment ) I availed my self of the kindness of Hon. Walter For ward, who has lonsr been lecal adviser to the society, and took a letter of introduc tion from him to Mr. R. L, Jlaker. one ot the Chief Men and Elders. Vith this fa vorable passport I received all needful cour tesy and attehtion, and a more interior view than visitors usually obtain. I am not awafe that 1 nw or heard anything, the publication of which Would be considered objectionable, blit I shall endeavor not to violate "the proprieties." You take the Beaver packet, or any of the numerous little stem-wheel boats ply ing almost exclusively on this end of the Ohio at this season, and in h?ss than two hours' sail doWn the river you land at Economy, eighteen miles below Fittsburg. The high ranges of hills through which the river winds, clothed with rich foliage, are picturesque and charming but the culti vation of the bottom lands indicates, with few exceptions, little of thrift and taste. As you approach Economy however you observe a change ; the fences are suddenly in good repair, the briars and bushes clean ed up and the fields fairer and greener. Orchards come in sight, stretching up the hill sides that gently slope from the bot toms, half a mile or so back from the river. But the most striking and nleasino: obiects the grounds of Economy are the native rees thickly scattered about, left by good uste and goon sense to adorn the landscape and give shade to the cattle. The Western practice of levelling every forest tree, and presenting to the eye a bare field, is abomi nable, and this notable exception deserves attention as well as imitation. The estate is a tract of some 3000 acres, a strip from a mile to a mile and a quarter , ana aoout nvc miles long Jying on the northern side of the river, mainly in leaver but partly in Allegheny county. nnsvlvania. Near the centre of the strip a remarkably high bottom or bench of vel land, comes bind unto the river, and on this the town of Economy stands. It is forty feet above the highest freshets; the bank is fringed With tall trees, and a rrlimpse of the church steeple and the factory chim neys is obtained lrom the river, as you pass in a boat. The town Is laid out in small squares with wide streets, Which are un- paved, except the side walks in front of a few houses, some brick and some frame. the latter painted white. Equality is a fun damental principle of society, and it is carnea out in me arcnitecture, the dwel- ings being universally built after one mo del, and that a very plain and unpretending one, except the old family mansion of Mr. Kapp, which is large and has an air of re finement and comfort. The houses are rec tangular and two stories high and are regu larly disposed about the squares, the longer sides on the streets and their entrances in the yard. There are ample gardens be tween theitij which are well stocked with the finest vegetables, each family cultiva ting Its oWn : they exhibit some floral taste, the borders of the beds being brilliant, with carnations, poppies and other flowers. Grape vines, too, are generally trailed against the side of the houses. The main toad from J'iUsbum to Ohio runs through the town, near fthe centre of which is JtiCOttoiriy hotel, where travellers And clean feather beads (they have not yet progressed to mattresses) and W'holesome though not exactly French fhrei Near by Is the church, a larop and substantial brick building, as plain inside and out as a Qua ker meeting-house j but containing two grand action pianos for the choir. In the steeple is the toWn clock, made on the pre- : tl.. ....... j t uiisrsi jiib view oi ine aomaiu, tne river and the surrounding country lrom abalcony above li very extensive and beautiful. The only other public building is the mu seum, so called, though in fact it Is the 1 own House, the second Hoot1 of which is a spacious hall used for festivals and public meetings. 1 he museum itself is a very re spectauie collection of natural curiosities in all departments, the cabinet of minerals is excellent. . At opposite corners of the town, next the river, are woolen and cotton factories, both pretty good siied brick buildinjs, thoush not so imposing as a New England cotton mill neither1 are they bo oppressive, for here the operatives have the fruits of their own toil and are not imprisoned night and day all the year round, but alternate their labors, and in the summer season stop the machinery and go into the tie Ids and ear dens There is no water power on the do mam i but coal is delivered for less than five cents a bushel at the door, and steam answers all purposes. In connection With the cotton mill is a grist mill, near it Is' a tanneryj Here then is provision for the first necessaries of life, bread and clothing, ol which enough is made for all and a good deal to spare, in addition to there branch ei of manufacture ia the silk factory, which employs a number of people at all seasons; it has not craved very nmfitnhle and the business is declinipsr, .The orchards of Mo ras Multicaulisand the Italian Mulberry are very extensive, but this season . they ar very few wormi.t. The , arrangements of toe cocoonery appear very complete and capable of accommodating an immense number of ugly little silk spinners. Shoemaking, tailoring, &c, are carried on as required, but the only branches of domestic .labor which are performed in common are , washing and baking. The washing is done by steam in immense vats, which save a vast deal of labor, and relieves the women of that hardest drudgery of the single household, Every body understands, I suppose, that property here is held in common. In the morning before breakfast, you see the wo men gliding about the town with pans of meat from the butchery and bread from the bakery, each, being supplied with the quan tity needed by their respective families, "without money and without price," I can vouch for the bread being ot the finest, and it seldom fails to rise well and get well baked, I reckon ; under the skilful hands of the public baker. . , , ,. ; In all there are a little over three hun dred souls in the town, and in consequence of the decrease of the population from the original number, there were many dwel lings vacant. There seems to be a fair prospect of total extinction under the go verning principle of celibacy. In antici pation of this event people naturally ask , what will become of their property t No one need be troubled j they will know how to dispose of it. , I am not able to state the ground or phi losophy of their doctrine of celibacy fairly, not to quote the texts from the Bible which sustains it, but they are Orthodox Christians, and rely on the scriptures as confidently for its truth as their antipodes, the Perfec tionists of Oneida county, New York, do in their doctrine of community of wives. I think, however, they havV not reasoned out the matter logically like the Perfection ists, and that their doctrine ralher rests on sentiment and conviction of the heart, than theory and conclusion of the head. The history of Its origin is this: In the 1S08, four years after the settlement in this coun try, the older member began to believe that they Were too carnal, were too much given to the lusts of the flesh, and the pro ject of perfect continuance was mooted. in six months the Whole societ)' were im bued with the idea, and there was a general and spontaneous determination to adopt It. They consulted Mr. Kapp, and he appro ving, they thenceforward made it then rule of life. The men and women did not sep arate as the Shakers, but man and wife con tinued to live together ill the same house as they do this day. This Was the hardest test of principle that men and women ever imposed on themselves, and if absolute con tinence be a virtue,' these people are the most virtuous people in the world. I doubt i History can lurinsn-any parallel to tneir case ; men and women, husbands and wives, young men and' maidens, voluntarily agree- ng to live as monks and nuns (nroless to) ud yet remain together as usual in all or- inary relations and under the same roof! As the principle Was adopted so it has been maintained voluntarily. It is incorpora ted with their religion, and is deemed an essential part of that putrefaction which win lit souls tor the happy places in the next world, but it has never' been made a law of the social compact, the infraction of which would be attended with a special ppnalty. It is considered an individual concern, and if any man and woman give way to temptation it only shows their weak ness and exposes them to the loss of public esteem. Hut public sentiment in a united community is a powerful agent in cohttoll- ng human action, and in this case I am inclined to think has had much to do with preserving the inviolability of the princi ples of celibacy. The strictness with which it has been kept is very remarkable; husbands and wives have grown grey in single blessedness! As I am informed there have indeed been very few "wpak members." No child has been born in the society within five years: A community of old men and women, such as this, presents certainly a singular Spectacle. Most of the people nre of the middle nre, and many of them are truly Venerable. There are no boys and girls, no youths and maidens, and only a few children of the new comer. The unnatural silence, of ihe town s strunge and almost painful. An Irishman who was travelling west, and slopping at the hotel, while sitting out at the door in the evening, seemed much struck with this fea ture, and addressed me us follows: "1 sny Misthur, but uis't this a qnare town, the quietest place ever I did see, any wayl Nol a chillier a screeching, nor a gossoon playing in the ; st rate, lie the powers; an J a little noise would be good for the sowl of me." I assented, for I felt as he didi The society originally settled in 1604 in Butler county, Pa., calling (heir place Har mony. In 1814 they moved to New Harmo ny on the Wabash, which in 1824 was pur chased by Mr. Owen, when they moved to the present local ion one they tried Id get in the beginning, for they are shrewd jujgors of temporal things, whatever may be their spiritual opposition 4o indulgence in them, and there is not probably on the Ohio river a finer site for their purposes. When they moved here they numbered more than 700; but death and secession of 350 members in 1833 through the intrigue of a pretended no bleman Called Count Leon, has reduced them to their present limit a little over 300. They have not had many accessions, for few are disposed to submit to their strict tute of eeli bacy, and fewer probation to which they are subjected, the place il very healthy, but considering the time that has elasped since tbe rule of celicacy was adopted the num ber of society still remaining is remarkable. They dd not care to receive accessions, though ley do not refuse members who unite through principle. They have no disposition to prose lyte or convert the world to their way that, they say, they leave to a higher power, In consequence of diminished numbers nd the infirmities of old ago, they do not manu facture so much nor cultivate as much land as formerly. They lot out a good deal of land to neighbors on shares, receiving one half the product; and many prefer' cultiva ting tho lands of Economy on these terms to their own which join them. Some or these outsiders occupy houses that have been va cated in the town. This is a good commentary on their management. The women retain the garb of the German peasantry, but the men conform more to our fashions, though the material of dress is the same among all, and general uniformity, as a principle which humbleth pride and avoid eth jealously, envy and all uncharitableness, is aimed at as much as possible. The men shave in whole or in parts as other men, and wear beards according to fancy. I saw no patriarchs with full and flowing white beards which would have been a pleasing sight. Nature will eVer rebel against the short sighted impositions of man, and the passions will assert their divine right to be obeyed, and so here 1 witnessed a manifestation of one of the sentiments of the human heart which had been sadly crucified. A litlle girl about five yearsoldj the only child I saw was brought out by its mother to the pump, and immediately there was a gathering of the women around il all in the stieetsseem ed roused out of an automaton gravity and exhibited the liveliest interest in the child. Their hearts spoke riaht out, and they cares sed it with energy and delight, one of them carrying it away from its mother with great exultation. A friend of mine tells me that a party of ladies visited the place a year ago with their babies, and that old men and wo. men all turned out and were in complete ecstaey with the children. The Temple cannot be built with "hammered stones " If this remark be Greek to some, t will explain a little by saying that all the passions the nnperverted instincts of tho human heart are sacred, and must not be clipped or shaped by man's caprico of senlimentj but brought into full play when they will find their place in beautiful harmony and symmetrical unity. No "tool" must touch the "stones" with which is built the City of God a perfect human so ciety. Here is a Text for n volume of comments upon the defects of the temple reared by our friends of Economy ; but 1 must not exceed just limits in your columns of my criticisms, but rather briefly give them credit for what they have iteenmpli-hed, ami that is nol in significant. Their riches I think have been generally overrated, but the results of their (Torts are sufficient to illustrate forcibly the mighty power of co-operation and associated labot- They have superabundance for all, and have proved ut least that poverty is not necessary and divino clement of society that Christianity does not require that "ve shall always have the poor with you." This success they attribute mainly lo the action of one cardinal principle the principle of obe dience "absolute obedience," at they lerm it, and it is well expressed, being a Vol untary submission to supreme authority, which is the converse of the corhplied sub mission to "absolute power." It iSrery true that this principle in some form is the essen tial basis of order and stability in society, but unfortunately in all imperfect organizations, the individual is more or less sacrificed The law of liberty is infringed by tho law of obe- lionce, whereas both laws can and would be in a true society perfectly coincident. While Mr. Bapp lived, his word was law with the Economist; since his death the Government has been invested in a council of nine elders, who are as supreme authori- list, having the power to perpetuate their bo dy by filling till vacancies that may occur. Mr. Ititpp made no provision for a successor of the government of the society in the event of his death, and tho general impression at the time was that its dissolution would fol low, but it has been shown to be groundless, for there was not the least interruption ini its ajfuiis, and a los of two per cent, by seces sion is all that has resulted up to this time: The people are too nearly united in feelings and convictions to fear any change : long may they live and flourish! M. Florida. The Hon. Thomas Brown, the new Whig Governor of Florida, has enter ed upon the duties of his office. In an Executive order dated on the 1st instant. he directs the discharge of the volunteet" troops which bis predecessor had called in to service to onerate a?aiust the Indians. . i . assigning as a reason therefor that the Gen eral Government has assumed the responsi bility of repressing the hostilities of the In dians, and has ordered to the frontiers military force fully adequate for the pur pose: There are over 4,000 Princes in Get many, who receive annually from the peo pie over two hundred millions of dollars, while a laborer works eighteen hours odt pf twenty-fouf for seventy-two cents pet , .1JL ' CoIirtmey, known as Oliver Cromwell, frrim his having carried off the Canada Speaker's mace at the sack and burning of the Parliament Mouse, lately died oi unoi' era; He was under bail for the offence. , One very common error misleads the opioion of mankind, that, universally,' au thority is pleasant, submission painful. , In the genera) course of human affairs, the very reverse of this U nearer to the truth : ' . jr command is anxiety, ooeaience rase. Conscience is the rewareder of virtue, and avenger of erime A COLLEGE LARK. The following capilal story is told by "one who knows," of Doctor Maxcey, and cannot fail to amuse our readers. On ono occasion, several of the students of South Carolina College resolved to drag the doctor's carriage into the woods, and fixed upon a night for tho performance of tho exploit. One of their number, howeVer, was troubled with some corrlnuiictious visilincs, and managed to convey to the worthy President a hint, that it would bo well for him to secure Ihe door of his carriage house. Instead of paying any heed to his suggestion, ihe doctor proceeded, on Ihe appointed night, to ihe carriage house, and ensconced his portly person inside the vehicle. , In less than an hour some half a doen young gentlemen came to bis retreat, and cautiously withdrew the carriage into tho road. When they were fairly out of the College precincts, they began to joke freely with each other by name. One of them complained of the weight of the carriage, and another replied by swearing thRt it was heavy enough to have the old fel low himself in it. For nearly a mile they proceeded alonglhe highway, and then struck into Ihe woods, to'a cover which they con cluded would effectually conceal ihe vehicle. Making themselves infinitely merry at the doctor's expense, ami conjecturing how and when he would find his carnage, they at length reached tho spot where they had re solved to leave it. Just as they were about to depart having once more agreed that lhat "the carriage was heavy enough to have he old doctor and all his tribe in it" they were startled by the sudden dropping of one of the glass panels, and the well known voice of the doctor himself thus addressed them: "So, so, yoUng gentlemen, you are going to leave me in the woods, nre youl Surely, as you have brought me hither for your own gratification, you will not refuse to take me back for mine. Come Messrs. , and and , buckle to, and let us return; it's getting late !" There was no appeal ; for the window was raised, and the doctor resumed his seat. Al most without a word, the discomfitted young gentlemen took their places at the pole, at Ihe back of tho vehicle, and quite as expe ditions! v, if with less ntlise, did they retrace their course. In silence they dragged the carriage into its wonted place, and then re treated precipitately to their rooms to dream of the account they must render on the mor-" row. When they had gone, the doctor quiet ly vacated the carriage and went to his house where related he tho story to his family with much glee. Ha never called ihe heroes of that nocturnal expedition to un account, nor was the carriage ever afterwards dragged at night into the woods. Original. DAY HAVE (iOK. Tilt Al'MMER cone AXD TO ItOSE ATlir.RTON. The summer days have come and gone, And summer nights are o'er, The bright green leaves are fading The flowers bloom no more ; The gorgeous bus of Autumn mock i lie sombre shades that Itirow A cloud around my stricken heart, And shadow it in woe. For summer day? have come and gone, Thou, too, with them has't fled, And robbed life of the sweetness That tHy presence 'round it shed. Tho fields will soon be clothed In their robes of Virgin snow, The pines, like whito haired patriachs, Beneath its weight bow low ; Ice-pendants, from a thousand rocks, Will hang like jewells bnghl, And, niirroihko, the frozen streams lieltect Ihe lull moon's ngnt ; But lonely I alas! must gaze On this resplendent scene, And treasure but the memories Of liours that have been. The storms and cloud of darkest hours The brighter sunshine bung, The wildest days of winter end Oft in Ihe birth ef spring: Thus, in the grief of absence From thy loved smiles, I must learn To look but on Ihe joys that wait The moments ot return ; For summer days will come again! And summer night more dear, Oh! hasten gentle summer, For there's joy when thott art here, flffir Gap, 1849. A TfcipintNT . 1 ii fiassing lip broad wdy, day before yesterday afternoon, our attention was attracted to a well dressed lemale sil ting on a door step near the market. fhe had resting on her kliees what we took at a distance to be a baby, and thinking the "in fant loveliness' had become restive, she was obliged to sit down to pacify it Her dress was the neatest and most r'erftrr che pattern, hei bonnet was the same, and a veil of gossamer texture' and virgin purity, floated from her bonnet, and half shrouded her form, like a priestess of the ancient mas''- . . When oppdsilo her, our doubts were re solved as Id the cause of her selecting such a lonely seat . For as we stood awhile and gaz'd, Her veil was lifted by the breeze, Ad lo! ye' saints, her pearl-like teeth : ' Were hard at work on bread and cheese ! Cincinnati Commercial. , , r ; RcADitiO.-rlt will be found by observation that TMjirsons who are fond of reading, who have access to a small number of good books, are much more intelligent 'than those who read everything and digest nothing."! The truth is. wa all read too many books. We should know more, if we confined our read ing to a smaller number. THE RETVTtMEHTAL NOVELS. FROM TUB LITERARY WORLD. If wo may judgo from certain disclosures in late criminal trials which have forced themselves on the public attention, we may find an infinite power of mischief in ridicu lous maWkish sentiinentalism. 1'he revela tions of an investigation in Missouri, in the correspondence of a married woman with a miserable person who was killed by the hus band, show the great danger of tho cultiva tion of certain powers of tho mind at tho ex pense of tJthorS. A woman, not wanting in ability, but apparently of this exclusively sentimental culture, is led into criminality through a series of absurdities which ono grain of wit or rinmor would have blown to the winds. Had her mind been trained in a vigorous course of reading she could never have been so ready ri dupe of herself, and of the ridiculous letters which were sent to her. This restriction of tile female mind to what is called "ladies reading," may be expected to lpad to these melancholy results. Vanity is fed at the same time with passion ; there is a great deal of talk about "genius," and other silly mystifications. In this "Palmyra Tragedy," as it is called, the lady took the name of Ileloise Wallenstein, and the gentle man wrote himself Byion Harold. His letters are very shabby, paltry assumptions of the character; hers are evidently sincere in their shallow earnestness. He talks of his prefer ence for a passage over him of all the Mexican Artillery sooner than part from her; which must be allowed, time and place considered, to be a vory strong figure, and ho effects to to admire her favorite passages in Mrs. He mans! The lady poetizes natural scenery and the feelings in passageslike these, which combine the two. "Do you think of me often, dearest 1 How often do I wander through tho haunts of the wild woods, where the sparkling dew sheds its tender charm o'er tho wild flowers' deli cate hue, and the sunbeam paints its rainbow tints upon the dashing spray of the murmur ing Fubins, as it wildly roams through the forest's depths now hiding its glassy surface beneath tiie drooping lily's Ehade, or kissing the bliishing wild rose as it Stoops to lave its glistening petalsin its sparkling waters. How many bouquets of lovely wild flowers do I gather for you in my morning rides, and pre sent them to you in my imagination, and how sweetly do I see you smile in return; some times I fancy you flinging them as far as j'ou can send them, and again do I see their pe tals resting on tho snowy surface of yoiir new vest, all sparkling with buttons, and viewing with them in brilliancy." Would a reader of Miss Austin, or Mrs. Kirkland, or Miss Leslie, or any of the ster ling English humorous vVriters, ever have been deluded into this literal and mural pathos 1 Hostility op Louis Napoleon to the United States. Tho apprehension felt in curtain well informed circles concerning our prospective relative relations with France, is grounded, it appears by the Cciun'cr and Enquirer of a day or two since, on informa tion communicated by our late Minister, Mr. Rush, who wrdto to Mr. Clayton as long ago as May last, that the President of the French Kepnblio had declared, that if franco was to engage in war with any pow- er it would be the United States. The des patch in which this fact was stated bore date 3d of May : and on the 12thof May. M. Foes- sis made the peremptory demand on Mr. Clayton avowedly under instructions from tho French Minister for Foreign affairs, for satisfaction for the insult offered to the French Hag by Commander CAui-estlr. The Cou- j rier adds j "M. Poussin distinctly claims to have done and said nothing more, in all Ibis correspond-1 ence, lhan explicit ana imperative tnstritctiont from his awn Government obliged him to do and to say. These several facts viewed in connection, are thought to watraut flic in ference lhat the French Government regards Ihe detention of the Eugene as an insult of fered to iho French flag: that satisfaction for that insult was demanded, and Tel'nsed by the Government of the United Slates : and that setting the dismissal of his Minister entirely out of the question asau unimportant incident, Louis Napoleou may deem it due to the honor of the French nation to prose cute the demand even to the point of war. And Mr. Rush's despatch is referred to as evidence that he intended to do so from the very beginning. It cannot be denied that here is plausibili ty in these considerations, and lhat they jus tify a far graver view of the whale mailer than a portion of the public has been inclined to eilteitain." A ritVMCIAN S APOLOCV. , , A medical practioner not quite so celebra. ted as Galen, undertook lo cure, a person of deafness, with which be was sadly afflicted. One lotion after another had been prescribed but still the patient was shut out from hear, ing his fellow map. "I've come onoe more to ye, doctor, to see if ye cannot gi'e John something belter, for the last bottle you gave me did nae good at a'," "Dear me," said the doctor, "did it notl I'm surprised at that; but it matters little, fot there's nothing going on worth hearing just now " Every thing useful or necessary is cheap est. Walking is the most w holesome exeiv ciss; water the beat drink) and plsia food the most uouiishing'and healthy diet Even in knowledge, the most useful is the easiest acquired. OtlEOOIf. -"'' We gather the facts from a letter in the Galena (111.) Advertiser, dated Oregon CitV; May 2: The products of Oregon average, in value) $500 for every adult individual. The quan tity of sawing timber is imrrtfenaa. Trlai great export, however, is lutnber; the forests are inexhaustible, tho water powet1 immense, tho market extensive and increasing. It is how Vorth from $40 to tSO per thousand) owing to the gold discoveries in California, and will always be worth $20' for exporta tion to the Islands. Then are 3,000,000 of acres' of fine timber land unoccupied, some immediately on ship navigation. The water power is stated1 to be abundant for manufacturing purposes. Astoria, near the the month of river, is destined to be the NeW York of Oregon, while Portland, on the Willa mette, is to be the Albany the head of ship1 navigation. Thirty feet water from this place to the ocean ban always be obtained except in two places, one at the mouth of the Willamelle. and the other nine feet. The tide alfects it four or five feet, so that every day a vessel tridy come in drawing 12 feet water. Oregon City by nature, is equal in water power to what Rochester, New York, has been made by Art. A river twice the size of Roek River, 111 , pours down three different channels, cut in solid rock, thirty or forty feet. Islands ore formed between those channels, on which machinery may be erect ed. Above the falls the valley widens but into extensive plains, the most productive iri wheat, the writer thinks of any on earth. The steamship Massachusetts has just arri ved with 170 troops. Our Government had purchased twb large saw-mills, at an expense of $38,000, the ob ject being the manufacture of lumber for building a fort, arsenal and light-house. KoiiiiiNo the DE.tb. In the month of Oct., 1818, the vault of the Van Rensselaer family, near Albany; was entered at mid night, by some sacrilegious wretches; the coffins were broken open and the lllvef plates forcibly tvrenched from them. The ghouls thr'n proceeded to rob tile bodlfc's of every article of value, cruelly mutilating them to obtain the lings, &o After having completed their horrible work, they left the vault, and, notwithstanding the most unre rnittiug search, no clue could be obtained by the police of them. A she'rt time since; one of tlieir number, probably apprehending dan ger, or conscience-smitten) turned State evi deuce and exposed the names of his asso ciates in crime, but they got wind of It, and inade their escape from the city! Tradin-o in tiis Far North-West ; The) Minnesota Pioneer notices the arrival In St; Paul of another caravan of carts from the Red River of ihe North. Each cart has a buffalo skin over the top ef It. Among a great variety of merchandize which they have engaged to take home with them la a fine church bell, fro'tn which the Piotuer infers that ihe Selkltkers are not altogether lost to the glorious influence of the blessed) jeligion of Christ. Lawyers. There are three hundred and Seventy lawyers in Boston, upon which the correspondent of ihe Daily Advertiser eaysi Three hundred and seventy lawyers ! aifrra eo 1-eferens. When Peter the Great visited Westminister Hall, he asked who were all them men in wigs and gowns, tie was told told that they were Wwyers. "Are they all lawyers V said he) "why, there are but two lawyers in all my dominions, and I am go ing to hang one of them as soon as I get home." Is there any unfortunate Peter Peebles ready to exclaim O that the present hour wpnld lend Another despot of the kind t A Poser. An artist who had been1 em ployed lo construct an ahgel ibr the spire of a church in a neighboring town; finished the work with a good pair of shoes on. Some one took occasion to point out the error td him, and asked, "Who ever saw an angel with brogans on!" The artist regarded Ihe work for a moment with an air of moitifica. tion, but recovering himself, rejoined "You may be right, but who ever saw one with out!" Ccre ffori Laziness. The Hutch have a singular contrivance to cure laziness. If a pauper, who is able, refuses to work, they put him into a cistern, and let In a sluice of water. It comes in just so fast that, by briskly plying a pump with which the cis tern is furnished, he keeps himself front drowning. Courtship A lover sHduld be trea'-'' with the same gentleness as a new glove.' The young lady should pull him on with ihe utmost tenderness at first) only making the smallest advance at a time, till she gradually gains upon him; and twists him ultimately round her little finger; whereas the young lady who is hasty and In foe grenl a hurry) will never get a lover to lake her hand, but he left with nothing but her witsat her fingers'. Punch. It seldom happen that anything particu. larly benificial to doctors ii triad public. We inform them with pleasure that the lata banker, M, da Reritmer) at Hamburgh, has left 100,000 franca td be given to any person, who shall discover It remedy for the cholera. The Academy of Medioiue, at Paris, it lode' eidj jipon the remedy.