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THE PHENIX GAZETTE
14 PCBL1SHED OX Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, SNOWDEN St W.F. THORN TON jJ’Orici at the corner of Fairfax-strcet and Printer’s Alley. , The SriM'LF.XENT is published on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. • 'The nnce of the Gazette is five dollars per annum, payable in advance, or six dollars at t he end of the year. The price of the Supplement is one dollar per annum, in advonre. , AoTEBTisEXKKTa inserted three times for one dollar per Square, and twenty-five cents per square for each insertion afterwards. Those s -ut without a specification of the number of insertions, will be published until ordered out, and charged accordingly. • • All letters must be post paid, unless or *dering the paper or enclosing advertise ments._-===== Toy Tvelgltt, Sit. BRIG HERO, JWjKv Capt. PaKSCoTT, an excellent vessel XU/Lf* 1400 bbls. burthen—will be in readiness for the reception of a cargo in a few days. Appiv to T. H. HUM LAND, II'ho has for sale, per said vessel, 20,000 ft. Carolina flooring boards Sc scantling inav 9 — For Providence, The Schooner J&jk jxxi, jfIPt'ftV Captain Dklkwat, ill sail on or about Friday next; for freight of .>00 barrels, apply to m\v 9 ; _T. H. HOWLAND WautevV, r£3t* A* vessel of about 1200 and j b*fj^onc of 5 or 600 bbls. to loud£^g£r tor an Eastern port—Apply to may 7 A. C CAZKNOVE & Co. For Barbadoes. A Goon Vksskl to sail for the above Island in a few days can take 25** bbls freight if immediate application be made to apnl30V »• HOWlASD. For Boston, sn The Schooner .Sjf Tiro BROTHERS, /rnnX UAmmanm. master; will sail early n)1,t week, and take some freight. Apply to w. FOWLED Go. V Who hare for sale said sdurV cargo of 110 tons Plaster Paris april 27 # Coffee aiuV Oil. (3W'W‘W~| LBS. prime green Havanna coffee, H.IU 16 bbls. ciuTriers oil. Received and for sate by T. II. HO" LAND. .r£*- AVho wants a good vessel, of 800 to jJJ^lOOO bbls. to load for an Eastern port, may 3 _2_ ~ Turks Island Salt > tlout. BUSHELS clean bright Turks Island Salt, on board the schooner William !t Nancv, capt Snow, which will be sold very low if taken from on board. Ap ply to ' JOHN S. MILLER. The above vessel will take a freight to the West Indies or Coast wise : apply to the captain on board _jOrto JOHN S. MILLER. 4»h mo 30__ •>VC vmauglve)) ’s Vwlent lloe \\ivyyow. fJdllE subscribers have received a supply I of this celebrated Harrow, now gene rally used in the cultivation of com, and wInch has in a great measure, superceded tin- use of the hoc, through Pennsylvania and parts of the adjoining states; and, it is be hoved, niay^bc used with great advantage in the cultivation of tobacco and cotton, as well as corn. Planters can be supplied with this Harrow at a moderate price, on applica tion to A. C. CAZENOYE & Co. Copy of a Certificate from the Pennsylva nia Agricultural Society. I certify that, at the lute exhibition of the IV mm 1\ unia Agricultural Society, held at the l'aoli, William McConaughey produced a "CULTIVATOR OR CURS HARROW” for which the premium of the best Harrow was awarded. The practical farmers who in spected this implement, spoke very favorably of its merits, as being well adapted to the cultivation of Indian com, and as uniting to evident utilitv, great simplicity and cheapness. Signed, ' JOHN P. MILNOR, A.-uA. Rec'g Sec'y Penn. Agricultural Society. May 22,1824—apr21__tf_ JAS. S. GUNNELL, M. D. BBXTIST, UF.SPECTFULLY offers his sendees as a Dentist, to the citizens a.id visitors of the Ihstrict of Columbia. ■ KrtnuxcKs. WnAkington. Georgetown. Alexandria. Dr.sim "Dr. C. Worthington Dr. Semmcs F. May p. Warfield Washington Cutbush Henderson Richards Huntt Worthington, Fitzhugh Sewall, Rohrer Peake Washington Magrudcr Stabler Watkins Gen. John Mason, Richard B. Lee, esq. col. A. Henderson. Geo. Graham, esq. rev. Dr. A. Hunter, and Dr. Dick. Office on the Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, W on the same square with Dr. G inton’s apothecary shop. ^y*D: Gunnell may he consulted at Mr. Claget*' Hotel, in Alexandria, every Friday, rom 8;.. n. until 2p. m. (except during the sessions of Congress.) All lett rs addressed to Dr. G. in Washington, or left at Clagett’s Hotel, w II be punctually attended to ^ October 7, 1822. (mar 25—Thtf] POETRY. THE PREACHER. “He that negotiates between God and man, As God’s ambassador, the grand concerns Of judgment and of mercy, should beware Of lightness in his speech. 'Tis pitiful To court a grin when you should woo a soul ; To break a jest, when pity would inspire Pathetic exhortation ; and t* address The skitish fancy with facetious tales, When sent with God’s commission to the heart! So did not Paul. Direct me to a quip Or merry turn in all he ever wrote, Ar.d I consent you take it for your text, Your only one, till sides and benches fail, No : he was serious in a serious cause, And understood too well the weighty terms That he had ta’en in charge. He would not stoop To conquer by those jocular exploits When truth and soberness assail’d in vail.” From the Neui- York American. The following lines (being “a new song to an old tune”) were sent a few days since to one of your honorable body, who it would ap pear, declines publishing them. His refusal is to be attributed, perhaps, to the awe in which he holds the members of “the Board," living as he dues in the very midst of them; or, (which is still more probable,) h>s ark is quietly floating upon the waters that have lately issued from the bank not far from Frank lin’Square', and he does not wish to disturb them. Should you find the lines worthy of a place in your paper, and your sense of duty to an insulted community be not drowned by the waters above mentioned, the insertion ot them will oblige A Goth amite. the MEETING OF T1IE BltOKEltS. There is not in old Gotham a fountain so sweet As the fount lately opened where the two streets do meet [depart. Oh! the last spark of conscience must surely When we don’t thank the ‘Water Works’ with all our heart. It is not that Nature’s bestowed on this stream What the poets would call her “crystalline beam;” [rill,— It is not the bright rays of a sparkling pure Oil no! it is something more wonderful still. It’s the cash that abounds in this beautiful fount that makes our hearts gladsome—the dollars to count, [find, And we think that ere long that tome others will Though not raising the water, they're raising the wind. Sweet gents of “the Board,” then how lucky we are -(shares;” To possess, in this fountain, one and all, “forty A drought in our pockets we now know no more— ’Tis curs’d by this great and miraculus “tore.” MISCELLANY. ANECnOTE OF LAFAYETTE. For the following interesting Sketch of “the Nation’s Guest”aml of “Liber ty’s friend,” we are indebted to the pen of a literary gentleman at Charleston, who writes to his friend in Richmond, under date of April 25: “Could you have witnessed the va riety of interesting scenes that occur red—the meeting of the General w ith the Pinckneys—his emotion when ad dressed by Col. Drayton on the part of the Cincinnati—the strong display of sensibility when welcomed to the en tertainment prepared by his fellow-sol diers, by the eloquence of General Thomas Pinckney—the cordiality of bis recep tion by the citizens at the Public Dinner prepared for him under the direction of our excellent Intcndantand the City Council—and finally, the enthusiastic applause bestowed by the lovely daugh ters of the soil, when he entered the Ball Room, where five hundred Belles of distinguished beauty were assembled, your only wonder w ill be, that my tiansport should have ever sufficiently moderated, to address you again in the plain and simple style of sober com munication. I did hope, and still hope, to be able to send you Judge De Saus 6ure’s communication relative to La fayette’s reception at Columbia. It is admirably well done, and doubly inter esting, because at the conclusion of all the ceremonial part, he says, “and why were those honours shewn?” a..d then gives you in detail, a particular state ment of all the services that he render ed to America from the commence ment to the conclusion of our Revolu tion. Gen. C. C. Pinckney, however, has mentioned to me one act of Lafay ette’s which does him infinite crtdit3 which the Judge would not have known , or he would certainly have noticeck— “When Lafayette arrived and paid his first visit to Congress, he presented a certificate by which it appeared that our Agents in France, had stipulated that he should on joining the Army be appointed a Major General and hare a separate command. This was decided ly objected to; and he was told that the agents with whom he had treated, had far exceeded their powers—that Gen. Washington, in whom they placed im plicit confidence, had been appointed Commander-in-Chief, and that to ap point him to a command, free from the control and authority of his superior was altogether impossible.” No man, said Lafayette, can more approve your decision than I do. I ask no commis sion, 1 solicit no command till I have proved my devotion to the cause of America, and can come forward sanc tioned by the recommendation of the Commander in Chief.”—The Battle of Brandywine speedily following, lie ob tained by his good conduct, the ap plause of Gen. Washington, and by his solicitation to Congress the accom plishment of ail his wishes. Ml It AC I. E. nv DH. H. A. KKLVMM ACHF.n. Translated from the German, by Shoborc. One day in spring, Solomon, then a youth, sat under the palm-trees, in the garden of the king, his father, w ith his eyes fixed on the ground, and absorded in thought. Nathan, his ceptor, went up to him, and said, Why sittest thou thus, musing under i e palm-tree ? The youth raised his head, and answered, Nathan, 1 am exceeding ly desirous to behold a miracle. A wish, said the prophet, with a smile, which I entertained myself in my ju venile years. And was it grunted ? hastily asked the pri»*u». A :.:un d God, answered Nathan, came to me, bringing in ms nano a pomegranate seed. Observe, said he, what this seed will turn to. He thereupon made with his finger a hole in the earth, and put the seed into the hole, and covered it. Scarcely had he drawn back his hand, when the earth parted, and I saw two small leaves shoot forth; but no soon er had perceived them than the leaves separated, and from between them a roae a round stem, covered wi‘h bark, and the stem became every moment higher and thicker. The man of God thereupon said to me, Take notice ! And while I observed, seven shoots is sued from the stem, like as the seven branches on the candle-stick of the al tar. 1 was astonished, but the man of God motioned to me, and commanded me to be silent and attend. Behold, said he, new creations will soon make their appearance. He thereupon bro’t water in the hollow of his hand from the stream which flowed past, and lo ! all the branches were covered with green leaves, so that a cooling shade was thrown around us, together with a delicious odour.—Whenre, exclaimed I, is this perfume and the refreshing shade? Seest thou not, said the man of God, th<^ scarlet blossom, as shoo ting forth from among the green leaves, it hangs down in clusters ? 1 was about to answer, when a gentle breeze agita ted the leaves, and strewed the uios soms around us, as the autumnal blast scatters the withered foliage. No soon er had the blossoms fallen than the red pomegranates appeared suspended a mong the leaves, like the almonds on the staves of Aaron. The man of God then left me in profound amazement. Nathan ceased speaking What is the name of the God-like man ? asked Sol omon hastily. Doth he yet live 1 Where doth he dwell? Son of David, replied Nathan, I have related to thee a vision. When Solomon heard these words, he was troubled in his heart, and said, How canst thou deceive me thus? I have not deceived thee, Son of Jesse, rejoin ed Nathan Behold, in thy father's garden thou mayest see all that I have related to thee. Doth not the same thing take place with every pomegran ate and with other trees?—Yes, said Solomon, but imperceptibly, and in a long time. Then Nathan answered. Is it therefore the less a divine work, because it takes place silently and in sensibly? Study nature and her opera tions. Then wilt thou easily believe those of a higher power, and not long for miracles wrought by a human hand. Mrs E. Montague in her letter, says, « I can define matrimonial happiness onlv like wit, by negatives. ’Tis not kissing—that’s too sweet;—’tis not scolding that’s too sour;—’tis not rail lery that’s too bitter; nor is it the con tinual shuttlecock of reply—for that’s too tart. In short, I hardly know how to season it exactly to my taste; but I would neither have it tart nor mawk ishly sweet. I should not like to live entirely either upon metheglen or ver juice.” Again she says, “I fancy in matri mony one finds variety in one, in the charming vicissitude of— “Sometimes my plague, sometimes my dar ling, “Kissing to-day, to-morrow snarling.” “Could that kind of Love,” says Mrs. Thrale, “be kept alive through the mar riage state, which makes the charms of a single one, the sovereign good would no longer be sought lor; in the union of two faithful lovers it would be found; but reason shows us that this is impossible, and experience in forms us that it never was so: we must preserve it as long, and supply it as happily, as we can “Hope not,’*’ says the celebrated Madame de Maintenon to the Prin cess of Savoy, on the eve of her mar riage with the Duke of Burgundy, “for perfect happiness; there is no such thing on earth; though there were, it would not be found at Court. Great ness is exposed to afflictions often more severe than those of a private station. Be neitner vexed nor ashamed to depend on your husband. Let him be vour dearest friend, your only con fidant. Hope not for constant harmo ny in the marriage state. The best husbands and wives are those who bear occasionally from each other sallies of ill-humour with patient mildness. Be obliging, without putting great value on your favours. Hope not for a full return of tender mss. Men arc tyrants, who would be fre e themselves and have us confined. You need not be at the pains to examine whether their right be well-founded: it is enough if they are established. Pray God to keep you from jealousy. The affections of a husband are never to be regained by complaints, reproaches, or sullen behaviour.” FILIAL RF.SPF.CT. Among the qualities which distin guish the Irish peasantry, there is none which shines with more brilliancy than their filial piety. NTo nation, not even the Chinese, can pay more respectful attention and implicit obedience *to their parents. As there are no parish work houses in Ireland, except in some of the principal towns, the country would abound with destitute old people were it not for the gratitude of their progeny. The Irish peasant, especi ally the mountaineer, protects his pa rents in the decline of their years.— The mothers assist in nursing, carding or spinning; the fathers hobble about the farms, directing the young men at their work. At night, the best and ea siest seat is appropialed to the ancient father and mother; and the most nutri tious food in the house is served up to them.—“ It is really,” says a traveller w ho had seen much of the habits of this people, “ an edifying and lovely sight, to behold the respectful atten tion paid by those peasants to their a ged parents, while the grand-children are taught to address them in the most endearing language, nay, to crave their blessing, and supplicate the Deity for them in prayer.” Nor does the filial love of the Irish mountaineer expire with his parents. He closes their eyes, ' attends their remains to the tomb with i grateful sorrow, and occasionally vi - sits the grave of those who gave him | being, and bedews it with his tears. From such a disposition, what excel lent virtues might be produced with proper cultivation 1 [London?Museum. GOOD HUMOR. 1 Anger is weakness and injures the strong. It is folly and disgraces the wise. It is rashness that defeats the skilful.—It is deformity, that mars the lovely. It is excusable in children— but a man in a passion is still a child. If you must be angry—if the heat of your bosom must evaporate in excla mations and curses, and the harmony of \ our features be disturbed by frowns and distortions, shut yourself up in your chamber until the process is over. If you would go through this world with anv thing of composure, take things as you find them. Yield your sympathies to the deserving—your compassion to the unfortunate, but your temper to no one Conceal your mortification, the display of whirh serves only to glad den you ,-enemy. The servant who ex cites your anger is so far your master. The adversary who draws down your imprecations has conquered you. \ ou yield to him the controul which God originally gave to yourself. If you are an author, above all things keep cool and good natured. If you write in passion, you cannot expect vour readers to be also in a passion, and an angry writer is of all things the most ridiculous; for while words soon lose their heat, and die away of their own exhaustion, writers strive to con tinue their asperity in spite of time and better feelings. If you are a Lawyer, and lose a cause, never be angry. The defeat of your client becomes your own, when your temper is thereby ruffled. If you are young be not angry—for you live in the benevolent bloom of the universe. If you are old, be not angry —cheerfulness is the charm of the de sert. If you look properly on this world its misfortunes will become sources of pleasure. The greatest triumph is that of endurance. Study to be happy, and you must be so. DISCOVERY OF STAG’S HORNS UNDER THE BED OF WALLASEY TOOL. The labourers engaged in excavating the bed of Wallasey Pool for the pur pose of making a wet dock, have lately discovered several fine stag’s horns in the most perfect state of persevation, which is surprising when we consider the length of time they must necessarily have been buried. We shall forbear to indulge in conjecture respecting the period when these remains of former days were deposited in this spot. At that time, it is probable, that what is now termed Wallasey Pool was part of a wood or forest, as, in the neighbour hood, the remains of large trees are frequently found of different depths be low the surface, and also out of the ground. These vegetable remains are of a very dark colour some as black as coal, anil so hard, that the farmers use them as gate posts. The horns were found nearly thirty feet below the bed of the pool.—The specimen which has j been committed to our care, for public ; inspection, consists of a single and very perfect antler, so hard as almost to de fy the file. It weighs three pounds and a half, and is very elegantly bran ched. We had almost omitted stating a circumstance, which if true, is fully as extraordinary as the discovery of the animal remains; and v e doubt not, that some of our antiquarian readers will endeavour to ascertain whether it be fact, as reported, that the workmen have discovered evident traces of an an cient road having once existed, twenty or thirty feet below the bed of Walla sey Pool. We have been favoured with the fol lowing note from a scientific gentleman of this town, whose opinion we reques ted respecting the recently discovered horns: Dear Sir,—The horns found at Wallasey Pool undoubtedly belong to a stag, very similar to the stag of the present day (Cervua Elujihut.) From their solidity, thickness, roughness, and the size of their antlers, they seem to have belonged to a full grown ani mal that fed plentifully. Though ex tremely dense, and of considerable thickness, they cannot be considered as large. I have seen longer horns on the stag of these islands; and the mag nificent horns in the Museum of the Royal Institution (I think between three and four feet high) are those of the American stag. The horns found at Wallasey have been regularly shed, and their points have been polished by use. They are not in a fossil state, but retain their an imal matter. VARIETY. From the New Orleans Merc. Advertiser. J) new way of Raising the Wind—A man dressed like a gentleman, goes in to a babel ’s shop. Barber do I want Shaving? Yes, sir—set down if you please; down he sets and is shaved by the barber; afte dressing, throws the bar ber half a dollar: here is your change sir; never mind, I never carry such trifles about me; after he is gone, the barber says to his journeymen and ap prentices, what a gentleman! il all my customers were so liberal I should soon get rich. In a few days he calls a gain at the shop, gets shaved, and tells the barber he has no change. Never mind, sir, it makes not the least differ ence, a day or two afterwards, calls a gain and gets shaved, in going out he throws the barber a dollar your change, sir, never mind it, keep it. He must be rich! Oh, what a liberal gentleman, See. all hands exclaim; a short time after wards calls again; while he is getting shaved, a sen ant girl calls at the door, is Mr.-,in? Yes, come in, Mrs. de sired me to ask you for twenty dollurs. Why did not your mistress ask for it before 1 left home? I don’t know, sir! It is impossible for me to go home a gain before three o’clock, and your mistress knew I did not bring more than sufficient to pay my carriage hire with me this morning. Barber, have you twenty dollars that you can spare till evening? Y'es, sirl here it is at your service. Calls again the next day, I am sorry I was detained by com pany at dinner, that I could not call yesterday evening as I promised. Nt vermind, sir, I was not uffraid of it. Have you any blank checks on the United States’ Bank? No,sir, but I’ll step next door and get one—while he is writing the check, Oh! barber, have you thirty dollar® by you? Yes, sir, well then I’ll write the check for fifty, as I do not want to draw such a small siim us twenty dollars. The poor un suspecting barber gives him the thir ty dollars; on presenting the check, the teller looks astonished, first at the check and then at the barber—is it not good, sir'. Y'es, the check is good enough, but the drawer has made no deposites. The poor barber tries in vain to get sight of the “gentleman,” he is never to have the honor again of shav ing him. It is said (but I do not say it) that the above actually took place in the good city of New Orleans not many ytars ago. SHAVER. Mr. Monroe, who was the United States’ Ambassador in France during the revolution, and after the fall of Ro bespierre, said to Madam Campan at St. Germain, “Fortune is rolling down the kennel, and any one may stoop and pick it up.” During a walk in the wood of St. Germain, he was talking in defence of his country, which he held to be finer than ours. His daugh ter, who was but a child, a pupil in the establishment of St. German, interrup ted him by saying, “Y'es, papa, but there are no streets in America like those,” pointing, at the same time, to wards the main road. “Y’ery true,” said Mr. Monroe, “our nation may be compared to a newly formed house hold; we are in want ot many things,but we posess the finest thing of all—-Lib erty.” -•— CARRICK AND STERNE. Sterne, who used his wife very ill, was one day talking to Garrick in affine sentimental manner in praise of con jugal love and fidelity. “The hus band,” said Sterne, “who behaves un kindly to his wife deserves to have his house burnt over his bead.” “If you think so, said Garrick, “I hope your house is insured.’ A BON MOT OK FOX. Mr. Fox supped one evening with Edmund Burke at the Thatched House, where they were served with dishes more elegant than substantial. Charles’ appetite being rather keen, he was far from relishing the kickshaws that were set before him, and addres sing his companion—“Ihesc dishes, Burke,” said he, “are admirably calcu lated for your palate—they arc both sublime and beautiful.” ANECDOTE OK MR. WEBSTER. We once witnessed a striking effect produced by Mr. Daniel Webster. In the trial of an important cause at the United States Circuit Court in Boston, a shuffling witness fell into the hands of Mr. W.forcross examination. Af ter attempting in vain to bring him to a direct answer, and while he was ex hibiting the utmost effrontery and in difference, and parrying the questions of the Counsel as if for his own amuse ment, Mr. Webster paused, and fas tening his eye on that of the witness, who seemed paralysed by the look, he exclaimed, “witness, the oath of God is upon you!” The man sunk upon his seat as if a dagger had passed through him, and almost immediately rising, exclaimed, “I will tell all!”— And he did tell all, and a very differ ent story from the one he had before told.—[ Providence Journal. DAINTY DISHES. The ancients kept and fatted a kind of field-mice, which were found inches nut-wood. They are called in Italy ghiro degliss. They are still eaten, hut only at the tables of the great, for they are extremely rare. In the excava tions of Herculaneum there were found glireria' a kind of earthen cages in which these animals were led. In the Isle of France there is in the stems of trees a large maggot with legs, which corrodes the wood, and is called mon tout. Blacks and whites cat it with avi dity. This maggot also was known to the ancients; and Plinv intorms us that, it had a place on the tables of Rome. It was fed with the finest fiour. 1 hat which lives in oak wood was preferred: it was called cosus. ’Tis a grievance that men should find fault with authority, and seek fruitless redress by complaints, for that which can be remedied only by their own pru dence and industry.