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ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE^
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V1ICG1M \ ADVERTISER* j
PUBLISHED DAILY AM) TRI-WEEKLY BY j
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; * • TO NANNIE.
It’s a terrible thing to he old, Nannie dear,
it’s a terrible thing to be old:
It’s a sad tiling, a bad thing,a dismal, a drear,
When fain to be warm—to bt cold,
Nannie dear!
Then this gout is a terrible thing, Nannie deat,
Unite a terrible thing is this gout:
To beswath’d up in Manuel now !• lora is heie.
And when lain to be quiet, cry out,
Nannie dear!
It’s a terrible thing to have eyes, Nannie dear,
That cast a blur over a hooki
To have ears that dolititle to help us id hear.
And a pate that will wear a bald look,
Nannie dear!
Yet they sav that in Winter the Earth; Nannie
dea r,. .
Nearer is. than in Summer, the Sun:
"Which is proof—Set to core—this is tor yilur
C 3 V - *
That young bea* are by old dues outdone,
Nannie dear!
’Till the brightness of Eden was lost, Nannie |
dear,
Half its pleasure had never been felt:
Nor doth shrine, to the saint, in full virtue ap- :
.pear,
Who hath not at others oft knelt,
Nannie deal!
Ah then wait till this sad, looking foot, Nartnie :
do 31*
Once again shall disport die gay shoe;
I am sure l could make my whole argument I
clear, •
If again 1 were seated by you,
Nannie dear!
As that thought passes over my heart, Nannie
dear, . ■
The warm glow of thy beauty is mine!
Half niv years, all my aches, in thy light dis
• appear, ' ,.
And mv eves drink in lustre from thine,
Nannie dear!
.V. 1". Am.
MODERN MORAL REFORMERS,
from the Boston Courier.
Anniversary Meeting of the Physiological j
Society. ‘We are losing all our amusements!"
quoth the countryman in Matthews’s‘•enter
tainment,”—and what person that witnessed
the aspect of old Boston town, last Wednes
day, could help echoing the exclamation? It
was old *' ’lection day,” and there were coun
try clergymen in the streets as plenty as crows
but where was the pop and the punch? The
common was empty, and the only amusement
that could atlord a hearty laugh was the meet
ing of the Physiological Society at the Marl
boro’ Chapel.
All our readers who have heard of this asso
ciation are aware that it is otherwise known
asthe “Johnny-cake Society,” and that the pro
fessed obtect ofits worthy members is to pon
der upon the excellence of turnip tops, water
gruel, and starvation slops, in the laudable ex
pectation of living a thousand years upon these
luxuries of bountiful nature, t hey set up a
newspaper, last summer, entitled “The John
ny Cake,” which was to live a thousand years
too, but unfortunately, it died at the etui ot a
week, malum omen! e believe we ;ra\e;
some account of the proceedings of the Socie- j
t v the past year, from information furnished ns i
by a spectator. On this last occasion we at
tended the meeting in person, feeling confident
it was too good a thing to be lost—and so it
was,
« T T * I •
People who have never seen uo:ann >
prints, cannot imagine the queer laces that til- I
fed the room. It was a least to behold them, \
—but not a feast of fat things. Such a con
glomeration ot cadaverous visages we think
never was seen before,except in the picture ot
the starved poets waiting for the water-por-i
ridge. A tall gaunt lantern-jawed figure, .
the very personification of the Genius of Fa- !
mine, stood upm the pulpit and called for the j
Annual Report. A mail with a dismally pale)
luce tlieu came forward with some sheets ot ;
paper, and in a faint, voice read something
which professed t > be th • Third Annual Re
part of the Physiological Society, but its sub
stance amounted to little more than a most
flatulent putt of certain books, published hv
those profound philosophers, Graham and A11
cott. These disinterested philanthrophistsand
moral reformers sat at the elbow of the read
er, and managed all the business of the meet-I
in?, but of course are not to be suspected of I
leaving a baud in the manufacture of the said I
putting report. It was amusing to remark that |
mention was m ule in this document of anoth- ;
er “moral reformer” publication, not written ;
by Graham, Allcott &, Co., which th; judie:- ;
ous Annual Report stigmatized as a "catch
penny.” Now this is not hardly what we call j
magnanimous. “Catchpenny,” quotha'—Didst
thou not share?—Hadst thounot fitYe< n pence?
Have not simple noddies paid their money for
Lectures on Physiology.—"House 1 Jive in,”
etc., and talkesf thou of catchpennies; Fie!
fid Mr, Moral Refomer! Rut Idle Physiological
Society, honest creatures did. not appear to sus
pect the trick, and sat with gaping mouths j
while the Report continued to repeat that 1
Dr. Graham's profound and excellent hooks!
and Dr. Allcott’s excellent and invaluable;
tracts might be had tit the booksellers price,«
so much, etc., etc.
Doubtless the pleasure is as great
Of being cheated, as to cheat.
The report went on to state that this was
the third year of the existence of the Society,
and seemed to think it wonderful that the
members had lived so long,—we think so too.
Mention was then made of the publication of
the proceedings ol the Society Last year, and :
how much merriment they had afforded to the !
saucy rogues up and down town;—how the |
people laughed at them, how the newspapers j
laughed at them,how the North American Re
view laughed at them, and how the Legisla
ture burst out into a most obstreperous and
unparliamentary giggle when Mr Amasa Wal
ker and other champions oft he Johnnycake ap
plied for an act of incorporation; ami how the
act of incorporation was cruelly refused and
all their cake was dough again! It was con
soling, however, to learn from the Report,
that alt this laughter,instead ot vexing the a
foresaid moral reformers, only cheers them
the more,—on what principle, we do not ex
actly understand, but suppose it to be that
which inspired the fellow in the three, who
exclaimed v‘l likes to be laughed at." W e re
collect little more of the Report except some
thing about the “ironbed of Proeui tis,” a gen
tleman whose mine we never happened to
hear before. What his iron bed can have to do
with the johnnvcakes,vve are at a loss to con
jecture unless it'be something ol gridiron species
For our own part, commend us to a tin pan,
but if moral reformers choose to broil their
dough instead of baking it—let them e’en have
their way; and as to Mr Procurtis, whether
he be an upliolstereror an ironmonger,we con
sider Kim exactly the man to go into partner
ship with the worthies, Graham & Allcott,for
with their bran and water, and his iron bed,
we think the meat, drink and lodging are very
well matched. - ..
After the Report was accepted, various re
solutions were passed—that is,they were read
and declared to he ac^cepted, the members
very prudently abstaining trom all such ov ei
exertion of strength ns to holt, then hands up
and vote. The speechmakitig was done chief
ly bv Mr Graham* who bawled himself red in
1 the face, thumped the cushion, sawed the air,
and twisted himself into contortions for an;
hour or so. The best of the joke was that no- j
body understood him. He did nothing but I
gabble and sputter an incoherent and crazy
farrago of words about “genuine godliness”—
“beef steaks and coffee?’—“moral excite- j
ment”-“steam engines”-“Sandwich Islands”- j
“atmospheric pressure”—1“quack medicine”—
“laws of God”—“getting on steam enough”—
etc. etc. and such vulgar bombastic slang,
.without a glimmering of sense or meaning—
till at length lie became choked in his utter
lance, his face glowed like a paper lantern,and
; people coming in and seeing such a bedlamite
figure roaring like a bull of Baslnin,took fright,
imagining him to he a madman. Luckily he
was sooti exhausted, and sat down, vastly
pleased with his own performance.
Another person, whose name we do not
learn, then rose and informed the assembly
that this being the third yearol the society, he,
the speaker, considered himself to he only
three years old and going on for the fourth.—
Having delivered himselfofthis wonderful re
mark, he took his seat,and another individual,
whom we understood to be a minister f rom
the country, rose to jet out the light of his
wisdom; the amount of which was that moral
reform was going ahead among the little
| babies;—the thing was clear, lor m that part
j of the country where he lived and moved and
had a being, he had remarked lrom actual ob
servation, that the babies did n't crv so
much as formerly. In years past they had
noisy brats in abundance, but now, the word
was “no squalling in This parish!” \\ e cannot
refrain from observing, however, that the
speaker was quite an aged man, and appeared
to have no suspicion that old folks sometimes
grow deaf. An°^ier minister from Vermont,
rose with a most solemn air, and inlbnned the
female part of the audience,that lie had some
thing to communicate to them of vast import
ance; and whereas an old soldier, who had
fought through the war, must be expected to
know something about the war—so he, the
man from Vermont, having lived many years,
must certain!) know a good deal about “hu
man nafer.” 'Therefore he charged and en
joined it upon them to lay this to heart, trea
sure it up and telt it to their children and their
children’s children, that so precious and inva
luable a piece ol wisdom might not be lost,
! See, Having set this great mountain ofexpec
! tation in labor, lie shook his head three times
most awfully, and then let out, “mothers
ought to lake care how they feed their ehi.
dren, and not he stuffin’ on 'em from sunrise to
sundown.”
If we were not well assured that tins worthy
was one of the simplest calves of this shal
low herd, we should almost he tempted to
suspect him of a sarcastic tling at the two
quacks, Graham and Adroit, whose tricks of
“stuffin’ on ’em” with their crackbrain charla
tanry, are now too gross tor anything but the
weak and besotted brains ol* a three-vear-old
member of the Physiological SocDty-and going
on lor the fourth. But we are far from im
puting any thing like satire by this ingenious
gentleman. The sublimity of his rhetorical
! climax iseqtralled only by Nick Bottom in the
| billowing passage.
Bottom. Masters, 1 nm to discourse won
ders! hut ask me not what; for if I tell you, ! ,
am not true Athenian. I will tell you ev ery
thing, right as it fell out.
Quince. Let us hear, sweet Bottom.
Bottom. Not a word of me. All that 1 will
tell you is, that the Duke hath dined.
The genius from Vermont having told
them that the Duke had dined, or in other
words that babes mustn't be “striked on,”
gave wav t > a minister from Lowell, who in a
dismal and sepulchral voice, lamented that
the members of the society were all “pulling
at The same place.” Knowing that these
honest people profess total abstinence, we
were somewhat surprised at this intimation
that they were in the habit of “taking pulls,”
for we reallv could not understand the rever
end gentleman except by supposing he meant
to he sly. His whole discourse left us equal
ly in tlie dark. “We must divide our efforts,”
continued he. “Do you pull here,—l will pull
there, my neighbor will pull in Ibis place and
the other man will pull in that place, and so
we will overturn the world!’ Bless us! good
sir! ca n hi an and water do this? is there
such strength in ’ohnnvcake? Archimedes
would have overturned me world had he lound j
a place to rest his lever; you have found it—a
iohnnvcake—Eureka! and this great world
with its cloud rapt towers, gorgeous palaces,
and so forth, is to be straightway upset by a
most remorseless jerk ofthe johnnycake socie
ty, and dashed t(» pieces! Have you no bow
e|sr to come trom Lowe!! with tidings o! j
dreadful calamity like this? The crack of
doom is then at hand? Harkee, sir, a word
in your car. Tin* world is not about to he
cracked, hut your brainpan is;—Hist pass
your finger ends over that skull bone ot .
yours, and if you don’t find an alarming chasm
somewhere, we will never criticise mortal
noddles again.
Other speeches and resolutions, followed, all
of which were so si!lv that it was dilficuft to ,
sav which was the silliest. One man with a 1
most direful, wobegone visage, offered a reso- 1
lotion, that whereas the milk ilium is certainly
coming, vet nevertheless it never will come
till everybody joins the Physiological Society
and takes to eating iolmnyeake. This man ;
too was a country minister; in fact we believe j
all who had anything to do or say on the or- j
casion were persons ofthe same class, except
the two venders of catchpenny books above
mentioned.
Such was the election day amusement;—ex
ceedingly burlesque and farcical, yet the great- j
er part of the performers were so far from im
agining themselves the cause of merriment,
that thev went through itall as a serious affair,
and were certainly the most doleful looking!
set of playactors that we ever beheld. It was !
a thin house, for it was full of thin people;
their bodies were thin, their limbs were thin,
their faces were thin, their voices were thin,
and their wits were thinner than all the rest,
put together! They are evidently both in their .
ihdividml and corporate capacity, not long for
this world, for the palefaced man who read
the report, stated in a dismal tone that the
members of the socLf\ were almost all inva
lids, and wanted nothing so much as to get into
an infirmary! . . . ,
Tms confession is certainly me nesr illustra
tion of the “Graham System” that we have
vet met with. Let them go into the infirmary
while they have strength left to do it; a Ie\v
davs more audit may he too late; instead of
upsetting the world, as their moon-struck as
sociates tell them they may, they will speedily
lind theinstdves laid by the heels forever and
ave, the \ ictims of Graham quackery and the
catchpenny tricks of “moral reformers.” DO'
Five Dollar Notes.—We join the Whig
in calling the public attention to the fact, that
the Virginia Banks under the laws they have
accepted, cannot issue or re-issue .$5 notes —
These notes are the most convenient of all de
nominations, and we trust the public will en
deavor to keep them in circulation. Pay as few
tn Bank as possible; and what you do pay in
such a manner as that one Bank will get the
notes of the others and vice versa.—lticlu
Com. ii
1
FRIDAY MORXIXG, June 7, 1839._
VIRGINIA ELECTION. .
From the Richmond Whir.
Yielding Giles and Mercer 1, and Logan 1,
to the Administration, the result will be, in
joint vote:—
Whigs - - - - - 79
Conservatives - • - - - 1
. • .
Loco-Focos - - - - - 75
166
“ Heads up! Sky bright!” exclaims the En
quirer—vet the editor is compelled to “cy
pher” away the clouds that lower over the
Administration house! He derides theA\ hig es- ^
timate, but confesses his party to be in a mi
nority upon joint ballot, making up but81, alter
claiming six of the Conservatives; and de
clares that the game is in “the hands ol the
Conservatives, the Impracticable "Whigs, and
the three doubtful delegates.” Hear him:
On Joint Vote.
Administration - - - - 61
Rives Whigs ----- 66
Anti-Rives Whigs - 16
Conservatives - 6
Doubtful - 3
Who these doubtful ones are, we know not;
but the estimate of the Enquirer proves that
I “ shadows, doubts, ami darkness” rest upon
its hopes. Let. the public take the above state
jment, with all the sub-divisions so artfully
contrived, and what is the inference.''
the next congress.
The political characterof the next Congress
may now be regarded as decided. The House
j stands thus, so far as the elections have pro
ceeded:—
%Yew Congress. Last Congress.
Whig V. B. Whig V. B.
17 States be
fore puhlis'd, 82 78 65 93
Virginia, 9 12 8 U
91 90 73 106
V. B. majority in the last Congress in
18 States, 33
Whig majority in same now, 1
Nett Whig gain, 31
The following States are yet to choose, and :
their representatives stood thus in the last
Congress:
Whig. V. B.
Alabama, 2 - -3
Indiana, 6 - - 1
Kentucky, 12 - - 1
Maryland, 5 - - 3
N. Carolina, 8 - * 6
Rhode Island, 2 - - 0
Tennessee, 10 - - 3
Mississippi, 2 - - 0
47 - - 17
RECAPITULATION.
Whig. V. B.
Already elected, 91 - - 90
States to choose, 17 - - 17
138 - - 107
To secure a ma/ority in the House, the \ . B.
must gam sixteen members clear.—Boston At
las. __
We learn that a Whig Convention has been
held in the District composed of Charles, St.
j Mary’s, Calvert, and Prince* George's, Mary
land, and that, after a tree and full discussion
of the relative pretensions of candidates, the
Hon. Daniel Jenifer was nominated for re
election. Every county was represented.
A letter from Havana, under date of 10th
May, mentions the fact that the manulacture
of beet sugar now goes on to such an extent
in the southern and central provinces
of the Russian empire, that instead of 100,0( 0
boxes of white sugar annually shipped lrom
Cuba to St Petersburg alone, 10,000 boxes now
supply the demand.
Water Stouts.—The Annapolis Republi
can states that during the late hail storm in
Anne Arundel county, there were several wa
tt*]* spouts formed on the Chesapeake Bay, at
the mouth of Severn river, which moved, says
the Republican, “for miles along its course,
within sight of our admiring community.”
I
Captain Mark vat applied to the U. S. Cir
cuit Court, in New York, for an injunction
against a bookseller, who was publishing bis
“ Phantom Shi]).” The Court refused the in
junction on the ground that he was an alien,
and could not avail himself ot a copy-right.
The bookseller, therefore, publishes the book
in spite of the maker of it.
George Hill, Esq., late librarian to the De
partment of State, and author of “ The Ruins
ofAthens, Titailia’s Banquet,and other poems,
has been appointed a consul ol the 1 nited
States for the southwestern portion of Turkey
in Asia.
The Susquehanna-Rail Roao Act.—At j
the adjourned general meeting of the Stock
holders, the Act. of Maryland granting $750,
000 to the Susquehanna Rail Road Company ;
was accepted—there being upwards of 6000
votes in favor of its acceptance, and 1067 votes
against it. _
Wallack, lessee ol the New A ork National
Theatre, returned from England in the Great
Western. He has effected engagements with |
Charles Kean, Vandeniioff and his daugh
ter, besides other eminent pei formers.
The IT. S. Gazette says: “home excitement
was produced yesterday morning by various '
rumors relative to certain individuals, and an
institution with which they are connected,—
Nothing transpired to confirm the apprehen
sions some had entertained, and we hope and !
believe they will turnout to have been ground
less.”
The rumor, we believe, refers to the Phila
delphia Loan Company.__
The usual troubles between the authorities
of Nova Scotia and our fisherman have, it
would seem* commenced for the season.—
From a letter dated Castine May 30, we learn
that, the crews of no less than three schrs.
had arrived at that port., and states their ves
sels having been siezed bv the Government
officers of Nova Scotia, for an alleged vio
lationoftlie law, being in the harbor of Tus
ket Isle, Bav of Fnndv.
V ‘ I
The fishermen state that they were under
the necessity of pulling into the harbor for
water, &c., and that while thus engaged they
were taken by a Cutter from Halifax, and <
their vessels hauled up and stripped. Anolh- «
er account., however, states that the schooners i
were seized for setting herring nets at Tusket, i
in violationot the agreementexisting between |
Great Britain and the United States.
Gi cnt Freshet in the Kanebec Fiver.
Letters from Augusta, (Me^state that tie’
late rains have caused a great ireshet in the
Kenebec river, which had carried away the
Jam, and rendered it necessary, it was feared
to blow up the mills in order to prevent their
being drifted down wholeagainst the bridge.
The* run of logs in the-river had been greater
than for several years previous.
The driver of the Augusta stage confirms
the accounts already received, ot the River’s
making a new channel, and says that the
course of the river has turned above the dam,
taking a circuitous course of 50 rods,sweeping
within 10 feet of the house of Judge Bridge,—
(from which the occupants had removed,)— •
upon the hill, leaving a bank from 75 to 100 (eet j
in perpendicular height, and entering the main ■
river below. The house ol the younger Mr.
Bridge cannot be saved, for the water had al
ready reached one corner of it, while that up
on the hill is in imminent danger, as the banks
are constantly caving in. A small two story
house near by the latter had been already car
ried away- An attempt had been made
as above stated, to blow up the mill, in order
to prevent its going in a body against the
bridge, and thus sweeping the latter away.
The logs and lumber coming down the river
all take the new channel, and hence the new
ehannel is constantly enlarging. The dam, it
is said, will he left high and dry at low water, ,
and thus rendered entirely useless. We do
not hear that there are any fears of further
da mage except wha t we have alluded to above,
uniess it be the filling up the river for a space
by the sand and rubbish that aie washed into
it from the new channel.
The Writings of Mr. Leggett.—The
New York Whig of Saturday says: We are
*r|ad to learn that the literary remains ol' tin*
late Mr. Leggett are speedily to be collected
and published. His first work was a vol
ume offugitive poems, some of which possess
ed considerable merit, entitled “Leisure
Hours at Sea.” Subsequently lie wrote “Tales
and Sketches by a Country Schoolmaster,”
Tales of the Sea,” and some of the best arti
cles in a volume entitled “Glauber Spa,” in the
getting up of which he was associated witn
Bvrant, Sands, Verplanck, and Miss Sedg
wick. Beside these a large number of tales,
sketches and fugitive poems have been written
by him, for, and published in various periodi
cals, and there are some papers in the pos
session of his friends which have never been
printed. All of these will he collected, pre
pared for the press by a literary friend, and
published for the benefit of his widow.
Correspondence of the U. S. Gazette.
New York, Tuesday, P. M.
Stock? of every description, with the solita
ry exception of Vicksburg Bank, which ad
vanced about 2 per cent, took an aw lul tumble
to day, sa v 1 a 2 1-2 per cent on yesterday's
prices. Saies were*made ot I . S. Bank at 118,
Vicksburg Bank 51,Stonington Railroad 33 1-2, j
and Canton Co. at 39 1-1; SIOOO Ohio fi sold
at 105. In the general markets then* have
been no transactions ol any moment, Cotton
and Flour continuing a calm, and rendering it
impossible to give any quotations on which
dependence could be placed, for either article.
Ingenious Robreuy.—The N\ Y. Journal
of Commerce gives the subjoined as an acount
ofthe last trick devised by the knowing rogues
of that city, for the plunder ol the unwary.—
The inarch of mind seems to include all sorts
of people in its sw eep, and men a re now cheat
ed with a degree of science that would ha\e
astonished our forefathers. “A gentleman
from the east,” says the Journal, “was pass
ing along Pearl street two days ago, when a
boy came up to him and asked if he would buy
a gold watch, which lie exhibited. The gen
tleman paid little attention to the reqiust,
thinking it only a New York trick. He had
gone hut a few rods further, when a very fine
gentlemen met him and said, “Did not that
hoy yonder offer to sell you a gold watch?”—
“Yes.” “’That watch,” continued the slick
man, “I have been frying to buy,-hut the
voung rascal will not sell it to me. lie found
it at the fire last night, and he thinks, if lie
sells it to me, I being a watch dealer around
here, at 410 Wall street, that I shall try to find
the owner, and so he will lose the pay. I want
the w'atcli very much, and the hoy will sell it.
to anv body hut a dcaier. It you would trade
with him, I should he glad to pay §10 Ibr it,
and I have no doubt youcould get it tor some
thing less.” This speech attacked the Yankee
on his w eak side, by appealing to his neighbor
ly kindness. He said if it would he an aceoin*
modniion, he would doit. The hoy had, in the
meantime, passed carelessly along, but was
soon overtaken, and the watch bought for§30.
The purchaser paid the money, and started
immediately for the watch dealer’s shop, but
he soon found filial the East River brought him
up before lie reached No. 100, and that No.
410 must he over in Brooklyn. Then the truth
flashed upon him that he had been cheated, af
ter all.”
Another political movement of some im
portance was made in the Common Council
last night. A formal resolution w'as passed in
honor of the Vice President of the Hnited
States, inviting him also to visit this city to re
ceive the congratulations of his ‘democratic
lellow citizens.” This has a significancy be
yond the bounds of the city; for it is an admo
nition to the Forsyth Convention in Georgia,
and a gentle hint to the powers that, he in
Washington. The chivalry of Georgia must
bow iruleterence to the Locolocosof the Park.
*V. 1. Corr. oJXaf. Inf.
.---—
i
Extraordinary Covrs.—Great efforts are
made in some sections of the country in im
proving the breed of horned cattle and horses,
but. too little attention is paid to prime milch;
cows. Why a farmer or any other person ■
should he willing to keep an unproductive ani
mal, when a far more productive one would
cost, no more forits support, is a wretched spe
cies of political economy. The value ot a
piece of ground is in proportion to its products
and the actual worth of a cow, is predicated
upon the quantity and goodness of the milk
she yields. Therefore it is the worst lolly to
leed a poor animal at the* game expenses re
quired to support a good cow. The original
outlay may be more, but in the end the in
creased yield will greatly augment the own
er's profits. Mr. Column's Second Report,
mentions some superior cows in Berkshire,
some of which probably can be equalled in
Hampshire* Mr. S, D* Colt,of Pittsfield, has
a cow whose milk yielded 193 pounds of butter
in 148 days. Mr. Merrill has one which gives
thirty beer quarts daily. Mr. Feim, of Stock
bridge, has a cow 8 years old, which has pro
duced in one week 1*2 pounds 9 ounces of but
ter, besides milk and cream used in the fami
y. William Dewev, of Alford, has a cow
ivhich has produced for some time, il pounds
if butter a week- Mr. Stephen Willard, of
Rockbridge, has a cow which produced in 321
successive days, 331 lbs. of butter. Mr. Ash
on, of Ashfield, owns a cow whose product
or less than eight months last year, was 303
xumds of butler. None of these animals had
*.\tra feeding.—A'orthamrloii)Mass. Courier. (
THE DIVORCE CASE.
Correspondence of the X. E. Commercial.
11A n T F O K j 3, Co X X ECTICUT. /
• Saturday evening, June I, 183U. S
Our Legislature drags slowly along—nothing
o{ very great interest having taken place th( re
fora few days past, it being with great dilii- i
cully a quorum could be bad, as the great Jau
vis divorce case was in progress below, which
increases in interest and excitement as it pro
ceeds.' They have got through most ol the
wifnesses on both sides.
Mrs Depevster, from New York, tin' agent
for the rhetor's property in that city, was call
ed to the stand, yesterday morning, priori- i
pally for tin1 purpose (if showing the amount j
of property in his agency, as the petitioner had j
laid his wealth at sioo ooo. (Vis testimony I
was given with great apparent candor, force, j
and promptness.
The next witness called was Mrs. Alexan
der Hamilton, of your city, now over nin. ty
years of age. She appeared a very swift wit
ness for the Doctor, relating, however, with j
aeeuraev and precision, tin1 events which hap
pened during a long acquaintance with the \
doctor, and representing him the most kind,
affectionate, affable, ami agreeable, and one
of the best. men. enforcing her testimony to
the committee with much earnestness.
Next came Miss Christiana Jarvis, the
vounger d a ugh ter, who lias t a k*. * n v i j e> w 11 i i i c 1
father. She mav, perhaps, he calk'd b*s> beau
liful than her elder sister, but is said to he
verv amiable m her disposition, aid 11111 o < n
deaVed to her acquaintances, ^be gave her
testimony with less boldness ol manner Euan
her sister, but with great propriety ol ex
pres.Mon—clear, distinct, and w ith m-icii 1 cl
ing (or both her parents. At oik* time her
feelings gave way, and she swooned undm*
them. It was soon, however, repressed. and
she went on with her test 1 monv, w 11 ich 1{ !a t» d
principally to events when they wme m 8r ii
na. Naples, and home, (Italy,) much of which
came in direct, opposition to her sisters pre
vious testimony. In 111 <* cross examiiia 1',<m,
the counsel used her with much less se\( nt v.
Mrs. Jarvis exhibited some h eiing curing
tiiis witness's testimony, but generally main
tains great self possession, watming wiiu < a
gfa* inter(‘st, taking notes, and communicating
with her counsel, through Mr. Me uroy. 8ii»*
is vet very beautiful, and appears not over
thirtv-tive vears of* age.
V •• . (1 II 1 J 1 A . . ± !
Several other witnesses loiioutu, im >< • ■<
mony of most of whom, related to ev ents
which look place at Middletown, I ouecticut,
and also to the general good ciiaiactei ot the
Doctor.
At the Hose of the testimony ot n any
every witness. General terry, the doc tor-'1,
senior counsel, rose and put. the (pi‘ste>i!,
u Was his (the doctor s) spirit tyrannical, ins
temper violent, reckless and ungovernable;
which was genera 11 answered in the negative.
Mr. Sherman, however, intimated that the
doctor has two characters, one lor the public
and one lor his la mil y: and wh**n t! i- • v had
got Mrs. .Ids character low enough, they
should call \v ituessr s to build it rp. I pou him
(Mr. Sherman) will fail the lot to close^ nrgu
ment for the petioner. This will probably he
his hist eflbrt at the bar. as he has .recently
been called to I lie h rich ot tsie s-uperior f our*
hv the Legislature, now in session.
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The Nantucket iirpiirer pulrished the tol
iowing article from a ! ondon periodical ol
as corroborative evidence ot an olten a mm t
ed tact, that the lirst ve.<-d which displayed
our national dag on t!ie waters oi Great J’n
tain was a Nantucket ship.
'The Thiktkk.v Stimpes.—The ship Led
ford, captain Moores.belonging to Massachm
cf ts, a rri ved in t iie Downs t. iij .Id ot 1* ebruar v
passed Gravesend the !in. an i was report ui
at the custom-home the 7th instant. H \v;e
not allowed regu'ar t ntr\ until some cornu.na
tion had tak“l( place between thee illl,l!!Wi(i,!
ers (it the customs an 1 the lord" oi counc I, on
account oj the maiiv aetsot par lament yet m
three against Lie rebels m Am uaca. Hie r>
loaded with !>7 butts ot udiaieod.is \ni(,ric;ui
built, manned wholly hv \m-*rjcaii > amen,
wears the reh d colors and belong' to t!i• * inl
and ot X ant ticket, in Mayn't dime Its. j lm \<
th* lirst vessel w hich display* d me t nr?e *i:
rebellious <ttapes m any Lrinsh port. ! n * v *s
sej is at ! Forsfeydown, a lift! h lo w the to
er. and is intended immediately to r< turn lo
New England.
Y \ X K E E \ ' E M S E V E II \ X ( E. — \ 1) I* \!)«* !*a li ’ map
seller went into a merchant's coiiidine room
near our office, tie* other day. and. asked the
occupant is he wished to purchase a map. ‘No,’
was the tart rep .. "\v> i! 1 you look at oner —
‘No,’ I have more ol inv own now than I -have
time to examine.7 *VV ill you allow me to look
at vo ur*s I lion?* “Yes, there they lia nu
‘Well, while I am |ookimrat yours i’ll msi un
roll mine—that you know wont Imrtanv hodv.’
So the map vender displayed several ot his
lr\st at lull length upon tic count t, and tin n
quietlv comuienced looking at tlie meichant <.
which Immj against tin* wail. Alter makinj
a lew ohservations a iemt some* curious w ater
falls, caves, Nlc., at places wideii h • traced oul
upon the map before hum he managed to t u
Lra!i»* the merchant's attention, and at Iasi re
ferred to his own map. I v ini on tin counter, lor
more perfect illustration ol his descriptions,
and dually so much interested tlie auditor that
he hoiiifht three dill Tent maps, at six no ars
each, ol the pedlar, and verv pohtely ask* • I
him to (*all asrain when he put out a new ed.
t ion! — Host on Host.
1 IMPORTANT f 'HEMIC VE DISCOVER Y.—( MC of
the most valuable improvements in modern
times has la tel v been achiewd in tie* manu
facture of soda from common salt, bv the use
ofcarhonate ol*ammonia instead oj the pesti
ferous method hitherto employed in the pro
duction of that alkali. The inhabitants resi
ding in the vicinity of the soda manufactories
at Hirmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, (Pas
gow, ice., owe the inventors ol this invaiua
h!e improvement a heavy debt ol gratitu le, as
by this discovery they have put antud to tin*
dreadful nuisances whieii the public have>o
long endured. The necessit y ol decomposing
the chloride of soldium by sulphur no longer
exists, the newly discovered process being
perfectly free from all noxious vapor. An
other important advantage is a Do secured —
namely, that the improved method can with
ft tie additional outlay he adapted to the manu
factories at present in operation, and the
workmen, who have hitherto been frequent v
thrown out of employment and sub ert to tin*
loss of their wages in consequence of the nu
merous indictments that have been laid a
gainst their masters for nuisances, will no lon
ger he subjected to this evil. This process,
when submitted to an eminent chemical law
yer forhis opinion, was pronounced by him to
he one of the most brilliant and ingenious dis
coveries in modern chemistry.
Large Cocoonery.—The Messrs Prince*, 1
at Flushing, have in their cocoonery a million
and a quarter of Silk Worms, now feeding.—
This number is sufficient to produce a hove 500
bushels of cocoons, and near f»ou lbs. ofsiik.—
They have also a large quantity of silk-worm
eggs in their ice house, whose hatching, is thus
retarded for the purpose* of producing sue* os
sice crops. The choicest kinds are tin* Impe
rial White and Imperial Yellow, and ofthese
and some other varieties they have a large
supply for sale. These eggs were obtained !
from Milan, which is the centre of a most flour
ishing (listriel, and form, no doubt, the fines!
collection in this country.—.V. }. Star.
‘Til thank you to report tin* iron steamer
Robert F. Stockton, from Liverpool, hound to
New York,’* said (’apt. (Ta no; running his lit
tle fifteen-ton boat under the stern of a huge
packet of 000 tons. “The what? 'The iron
steamer: Do you want any thing: Shall we
take you in tow?” “No; 1 waul nothing,
you are short of water, I can spare a little. II
1 arrive first, P|| report you.- Dear;*wav, hoy !'
—\ew York Star.
From theXeic Crteans Picayune.
FUN ON BOARD A STEAMBOAT.
PI. A Y I > C A ST HONG GAME WITH A POKER
rUY EH.
Not Jong since a gambler had a game p|;<V
ed upon him by 1 lie deck bands and firemen (J!l
board one of our Western steamers—a game
even st longer than that played by our Second
Municipal'llv on this class o{ Uic community
in New Orleans.
It seems that ho had made out to ‘strike !;p
a small game” of poker with some o! the deck
hands, and that, by din* ot clieating,putting up
the cards,and other tricks know n «Milv to those
up to, ami who make a lining by, “handiin<r
tin1 papers,” lie bad transferred nearly a ; ti.T
surplus .revenue from their pockets into \ ^
own. I !e "cut and sbuli ed” to all appear.
am*e fairJbr sometime, but was finally < au-jiit
at some trick w hich at once led the bone>t
steamboat iikmi into the secret ol "how ti,,
t|,mLr was done.’ anu jao\ed that * t j ♦ * % laid
lost their money by any other than the "ch an
tiling,”
lie* game,as a matter oi course, \v;i> block
ed at oiicr, and a demonstration lmmehian v
made t!k* gamhlershoul I fork over bis ihgot.
teh { lint?. Thi>he flatly refused to do- s ii |
that be had won the money lair, and that he
was verv clear of parting with vvhal lie had
some hoiwstlv by. d he\ still persisted, and
be still relusi'd.
I be boat at length stopped to wood, when
the men finding it e-e]rsv n> atn nipt regaining
their money bv fair mean-, n sorted to a plan
which the gambler undoubtedly iiiou< Id tool.
1 laving gain' d The consent «»| the engineer te
nse the engine for a short time, fm v torthwitli
put a plan in ex- cutioii— a plan rath r honh r
ing on that code oi laws generally known ;>s
coming under the ( special uiisdictionoi Jim »■
l .y ii«*h.
*’l ii v in the first place made an end of
ro[ (* last round t a* e ek ol hi ■ won luring
gambler, whih* t!ie otlrT way te*d t > the end
of 11 i (* piston rod, a low i n *r inn only two ep
three Jeot of slack. I hey told him that un.
|<»s> tie shHIed out their money instam’v tf» %
would work the engine, a ml at tic* sun,- ti(!r
tijat tiiey were not respon^ Ice lor ;>nv nil
lie might sustain. I .nth to give up nis gacr.
the fellow cast on * eo].; at t.he new system of
extortion, coo! v r.a'culuted lusHiaucis and
thru told them "tlc.‘V might work av\ a \ an !
d-d.”
• • i 1 1 . ! i
!\o sooner ^anl man uone: aim nm . ;-irr
was immediatH v set n lirst cha iiur tin* piOni*
rod upon ali-lours an ! then barking on! o! n,
way. I i is eve a I i 1 tie ’one was as fini v > j
upon t!)»* rod a< < \er itiat ol toil* ( hue <»r
(,a In iel Rav el u as u[ oh the tight ro e. \ •
working lorward and bark s vrrai tunes, <eir
of hi' tormentors asked him.
tout voii think it best to hand over: ’
UI‘out bother me." retorted tie* j;\\ !»!er.
Y<Mi ll <fet sjek ol that, tini/' said aiiothmif
the boa Isiwn. as ne w as toiiowiiiii the j >’ a
rod up in the attitude of a bear.
u\oi as \ou knows on." re oined the 'mi
lder, as lie I jacked out of w a \.
til tins wav iii y ran upon the floor fednv
lor some firn •. in* >tiil manili-st *d an u:e\i!
iimjne-s to y-ive lip tlie spoils. J’\ Tbis t:nic a j
the ca(>in passengers liad heard of the ui; <•
jm_i on below\ and went to witness it. V a r i
lew* moments respite, the eiliiitl * was ;ej;i i
l set in motion, and tlie ‘jam bier a Join- w m. it.
; t he hiu_(i from t!i■ * by<ta nders w ;i< f>< o.
ous and hearty in the e\tr one. a< the poorii -
low, intent upon not! imi but he own si!, a,
followed the pisum rod up to p.r.\.nt ii >
neck beimj ’» rk *d oil. and then harked out nf
its wav to a \ o j d !>• mu thirty ran ov» r air!
crushed. \\ e can lik< n his looks nn 1 u
to nottiiiil' save an o!<! h ar h 'im_r dra j<•<! a;i
to some p•»,(}! against his \vi!!. ane ha<> u j
out the moment a foot ol slack was ov* a La::
orels* to a sa \ a/je a n d iium. ry !m(! da «.v:: a
rope round his in ck.fiercei\ endeavoni a>m t
at Mini * prey and t ien hm_r dra. : lor-,
the mo li-a’d 1m m > :th was op ui *d to ' rare
“ !• ire5 and la!1, hack." was heard !:":h nn
indiv idual in the crowd.
u |;oo( ho/, or die, ram*1 Iron] aunt r.
44 T\\ !/ ili'ii—only look! * says <»ir‘.
•• ilore . 1
con< I.
*• {la lia. !ji' In*. !u hi. ho ho." iau/h-:•; *
t
^ A ini h * in a i ivtt \ fix." cried <ti!! a ! v,
k* >rr\ n him ri/ht," says a lburth.
** (.oixl einnull for him/' said a li ' . ’ -
pi-ton rod ail tue while k epinz him i *• * -
ercise, with tii • perspiralion robin/ down ;.s
eh *eks in s reams.
*4 A in t vou most read \ to hand o\«
said ol the plucked deck han is.
4* !rot ir-r me. I -a v." retort d the /an
bjelX 44 If \on do. 1*11 los,* mv ;e*k."
\\ <uid vou /iw up tii 1 Mono y* * sa: I ;u» *
ther oj* I i if is • n lu.m la bad lie* r*d.
If ! do, i do; but if I do. I’m d - “ <
tinned the rompanion ol the ro !. "I've .o'
the ban/ of this /an:e- understand t!i • |u*'■
eip s of this machinery now. an I
work me Irom oil" end oi the \ih-i>vp>i
the other before i ll zi\ e lip tie* ■ * *
— that you may.
I he "ambler was work d m this w: v mi
the boaf was r« adv to start, without 1; :•'**•*
in/ oi* s|iowm/ an v disposif u ui to . ;v* up. ( 1 ' *
sid enii" that 1 h * * y had /ot th* worth ot tv
nionev out ol him in tii** shape o ! an
t ha 11u1 ha d work * ! ha r I a n i a d > ' 1 v 1 '
ani'N' in nl to more ! ian com} u^ate ‘ tP ’*r
odd (lifts and picayunes, the cwjir* ^ s sliY
pad. and tip* unin let loo- *.
Alter pullin/. hlowinz. and w * pin 7 • 1 r
sjiiralton Irom hi- lace. tin- zamb 1
111' loi in ‘iiixiN n**11!i n >e1 {~s;. • s-f i»*d .
claimed u h on can’t come it ovt r ta '*1 kt .
with any of your common gatnfts. I’ve sj
t hive pluck one * too oft;'*!) to h ! * '' '
e\ on ii' Ih T * was lorty a/am.st n . • ’
vou want to/jet up another "aine. and
anv thin/ to he unde hy it. I’m your ana.
'The boat was soon under way and all rnit>
ad;o m
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