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THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION OF THE STATES THEY " MUST BE PRESERVED.' RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 2, 1850. XVI. Number 835. Volume THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD 18 PUBLISHED . , WILLIAM W flOLDEN, - Stan dash is published week- T.i North ub- m ble in advance. i ty, at Three DoUg be unless thc money for no in3tance. 7 ' cemuany the order. Subscribers, and the same shsi monev to the Editor, can others. - by MaU and at his risk. Receipts for wish 10 senu iiioiicT Ml v j Mourns will be promptly transmitted. 4 or eb risEHBXTS not exceedins fourteen lmes,wdl be iIlsertcJ one time for one dollar, and twenty-five cents for ' n suiwequent insertion ; those of greater length in pro ortion. Court Orders and Judicial Advertisements will L charged twenty-five per rent, higher than the above rates. A reasonable deduction will be made to those who Ijvertise by the year. Letter to the Editor must come free of postage. '- TAKING A NEWSPAPER. A PRACTICAL STORY, PLEASANTLY TOLD. i Pleasant day this, neighbor Gaskill, ' said one foster to another, coming into the barn of the latter, vho was engaged in separating the wheat from the chaff the means of a fan. . Very fine day, friend Alton any news?' return ed the individual addressed. Nothing of importance ; I have called over to see it you wouldn't join Carpenter and myself in taking the piper this year. The price is only two dollars.' Nothing cheap that you don't want,' returned Gaskill in a positive tone; 4 1 don't believe in the newspapers; I never heard of one doing any good, ami nothing can be got out of them until it's read through. They would not be good for a cent if the paper came every week; and, besides dollars ain't picked up in every corn hill.' 'But, think, neighbor Gaskill, how much informa tion your gals would get, if they had a fresh news piper every week, filled with all the latest intelli gence. The time they would spend in reading would be nothing to what they would gain.' i AjdJ what would they gain, 1 wonder? get their heads filled with nonsensica (stories. Look at Sally 13lack isn't she a fine specimen of your newspaper esdioggalsl ot wort to her father three pumpkin seeds. 1 remember well enough when she was one of the most promising bodies about here. But her father was tool enough to take a newspaper. Any one could see a change in Sally. She began to spruce up and look smart. First came a bow on her .Sunday bonnet, and then gloves to go to meeting. Aftrt that, she must be sent to school again, and that at the very time when she began to be worth some thing about home. And now she has got a forty piano, and "a fellow comes every week to teach her music' 'Then you won't join us, neighbor?' Mr. Alton said avoiding, a useless reply to Gaskill. '0 no ! that I will not. Money thrown away on newspapers is worse than wasted. I never heard of their doing anv good. The time spent in reading a newspaper every week would be enough to raise a hundred bushel's of potatoes. Yonr newspaper, in my opinion, is a dear bargain at any price. ' .Mr. Alton changed the subject, and soon left neigh bor Gaskill to his fancies. About three months afterwards, however, they airain met, as they frequently did during the inter mediate time. Have you sold your wheat yet?' asked Mr. Alton. 'Yes, 1 sold it day before yesterday.' ' How much did you get for it?' 1 Eighty-five cents.' 4 No more ! Why I thought every one knew that the price had advanced to ninety-five cents. To whom did you sell ?' To Wakeful, the stoorkeeper in R -. He met me day before yesterday, and asked me if I had sold my crop yet. I said I had not. He then offered to take it at eighty five cents, the market price, and I said he might as well have it, as there was doubtless little chance of its rising. Yesterday he sent over his wagon and took it away.' ' This was hardly fair in Wakeful. He came to me also and offered to buy my crop at eighty-five but I told him I had just received my newspaper, in which I saw that in consequence of accounts from Eu rope of a short crop, grain had gone up. 1 asked him ninety-five, which, after some haggling he consented to give.' Did he pay you ninety -five?' exclaimed Gaskill in surprise and chagrin. 4 He certainly did.' To bad ! too bad ! No better than downright cheating, to take such a shameful advantage of a man's ingorance.' 4 Certainly, Wakeful cannot be justified in his conduct,' replied Mr. Alton. 4 It is not right for one man to take the advantage of another man's ignorance and get his goods for less than they are worth. But does not any man deserve to suffer who remains wilfully ignorant, in a world where he knows there are always enough ready to avail themselves of his ignorance? Had you been willing to expend two dollars for the use of a newspaper for a whole year, you would have saved in the single item of your wheat crop alone, fourteen dollars! just think of that. Mr. Wakeful takes the newspapers, and by watch ing them closely is always prepared to make good bargains with some half dozen others around here, who have not wit enough to provide themselves with the only true avenue of information on all subjects the newspapers. ' 'Have you sold your potatoes?' asked Gaskill, with some concern in his voice. 4 O no, not yet. W7akeful has been making me of fers for the last ten days. But from the prices they are bringing in Philadelphia, I am well satisfied they are worth 30 cents here.' 4 About thirty ! Why I sold to Wakeful for about twenty six cents.' 4 A great dunce you were, if I must speak so plain ly ; he'oflfered me 29 cents for 400 bushels. But I declined and I was right. They are worth 30 to day, and and that price I am going to sell 4 Isn't it to bad ? ' ejaculated.the mortified farmer walking backwards, impatiently. There are $25, literally sunk in the sea. That Wakeful has cheat ed me most outrageously.' 'And because you are too close to take the newspa per. I should call that saving at the spigot and let ting at the bunghole, neighbor Gaskill. ' I should think, it was indeed. This very day l'l send off money for the newspaper ; and if any one fets ahead of me again he'll have to be wide awake, can tell him.' 4 Have you heard of Sally Black ?' asked Mr. Al ,ton, after a brief silence. 4 She leaves home to-morrow, and goes to R .' 'Indeed. What for?' ' Her father takes the newspaper you know.' Yes. 4 And has given her a good education.' 4 So they say, but I could never see that it had done any good for her, expect to make her good for nothing.' ' Not quite so bad as that friend Gaskill. Bat to proceed ; two weeks ago, Mr. Black saw an adver tisement in the paper for a young lady to teach mus ic and some ether branches in the Seminary at . He showed it to Sally, and she asked him to ride over and see about it. He did so, and then returned for Sally, and went back again. The trustees of the seminary liked her very mueh, and engaged her at the salary of $400 a year. To-morrow she goes to take charge of her respective classes.' 4 You surely cannot be is earnest V farmer Gaskill said, with a look of profound astonishment. ' It's every word true, ' replied Mr. Akon. 4 And now yo will hardly say that a newspaper is dear at any price, or that the reading of them has spoiled Sail fihuk, GaskiU looked upon the ground for many job urates. Then raising hi head He half ejaculated with a sigh: 4 If I havn'c bee a confounded fool, I come plaguy near it ! But I wil) be a fool bo longer. I'll sub cube for the" Standard" lo-nwow see if I doV THE pAMESE TWINS AT HOME. The recent contradictory reports in regard to the death of the Siamese twins, have recalled to our re collection an account of a visit paid them some two years since, by a gentleman who made notes of what he saw and heard at the time the substance of which we proceed to give to our readers. After being exhibited in England and this country for some years, and becoming tired of a migatory lite, they settled down, strangely enough, in the mountains of North Carolina, where they were both married ; that is to say-each took a wife. These were two sisters, named Adelaide and Sarah Lates ; who were both quite youthful (under twenty years ; of age,) when they entered into this strange union, j They were married at the same time. So far as the j young women were concerneo, u seems mat an went ; smoothly enough during the court-ship ; but the two brothers differed as to which should have Sarah, the largest of the girls, and who is now a bouncing wo man of some two hundred pounds, avoirdupois. Both perferred the same individual, in the true spirit of. tkoir nMMiliar Iwinahin Rnor hnwever. nrevailed I " : " . .7 ' and the more ponly tairone became nis ; wnne v.nang had to content himself with Adelaide who, by the j way, to any but an oriental taste, was much the pret- , tiest ; being, in fact a very handsome and showy bru- ne , , , . . . . . ... ' Chang and Eng first established themselves, built . a house, and opened a small country shop, or store, on rrapp-Hill, in V ilkes county, North Carolina. A Mr. Hams, who had travelled with them while they , were exhibited in the United States, at first assisted I them in their new business; but in consequence of i his not marrying to the taste of Mrs. Chang and Mrs. j limg tne twins aismissea mm, ana since mat time - have managed for themselves. The opinion of Eng ; is always the law ; and Chang cheerfully submits, as ; in the case ot selecting their wives, xatg signs ail seemed to think it would be a terrible fate. But his the witings required in the course ot their business ; ! reasonf and experience loo, we mav suppose, told makes all the bargains, and throughout all their af- j him that Ulis tnreat would never be carried into exe fairs, appears to be the controlling spirit. It is said, - cut-,on fje tried however for a little while to amuse however (at least Mrs. Eng says,) that her husband j himsef with his mother's gloves, but they were has much the best disposition ot the two; is much j kinder to their slaves, (ol which they have a number, ) than Chang. They can handle an axe with much j tiirff? and dexteritv nlaeincr their four hands, and i j i o . : exerting their united strength upon the implement at : the same time. They shoot their game, (being tond ; of hunting,) with all the hands of both resting upon the gun, sometimes one directing tne aim, ana some- ; times me omer. in waiKing, or sianuiug, hm near- est arm of each usually reaches around the waist, or lies across the other s shoulder. About the time they settled themselves in North Carolina, they applied under a law of the State, and had the name of Bunker added to their Christian, or, (as I should have said,) Siamese appellates. This was deemed necessary to a more legal, or formal trans action of their business, in regard to real estate. Mr. Bunker is their agent in New York ; and is under stood to have some $10,000 invested for the twins ; the annual interest of which is employed by them in their North Carolina operations. I hey scrupu- lously forbear to touch the principal sum lu Mr. Bun- ker's hands. Since their location on Trap-Hill, they j have purchased another plantation in Surry some j forty miles distant; and at the time our informant visited them Chang and Eng were residing there, j while Sarah, Eng's wife, and her children were at: the Trap-Hill establishment. As in point of time, j the first call was upon her she, at first, is here en- i titled to notice. He found her with three children two girls and a boy; the latter of whom is called Decatur. Their flat, swarthy features, black coarse hair, and low, re treating forehead, indicated clearly their Siamese pa ternity. In the large room where the guests were received, stood an enortnons bed, some ten feet in width ; which Mrs. Lng Bunker explained, with all i the innocence and naivette imaginable, was brought i into requisition whenever her husband, his brother ! and her sister visited Trap-Hill. 44 Nothin shorter," j she said, 44 would do for them all. The woman, herself, was good looking, though rather corpulent; with rich auburn hair, fine teeth, and hazel eyes. The house was neatly kept; the supper spread for the vis itors excellent; and although uneducated, Mrs. Eng displayed much good sense and shrewdness in her conversation. On paying a visit to the twins themselves, at the plantation in Surry, they were found engaged in j shingling a house, lhe indoor arrangements ot Mrs. j unang, pronounceu cuuu,; were more uwwiui man , those of her sister ; as she also excelled the latter in j point of personal beauty. She has also three children; I the eldest of whom, rejoicing in the' name of Josephine j V irgima, is six aays younger man mrs. rmg s nrei i born, i lie next cmia, inow mat we nave come to these particulars,) was eight days younger than her sister's second daughter ; and there was about the same discrepancy (so to speak) in the ages of the younger, doubly cousins. As to personal appearance, the children were all much alike. The twins seemed to be very happy; said they liked farming very much, ln regard to politics, they were decided Clay men ; and would like to vote for him for President, as they expressed it if he (Mr. j Clay,) 44 would let them." Their religious views j embrace the Eastern doctrine of transmigration of souls. They believe, on their death, they (we give ; their own simple words) 44 go in hog first, and stay until we repent for de bad in dis world ; den we go - . - . . . . , . . 1 in l.orse, or deer, or some good animal, and stay al ways. The Christian religion no good you quarrel too much about him ; too much different church all de preachers say him right 'tother church wrong, and they no speak true all de time." They were plain- Iv clad in the home-spun cloth of the country ; eom- 1 plain of being poor 44 large family coming," they ' say, and 44 must be saving haps have to travel again j some time." I When one is sick, the other is similarly affected ; when one desires a luxury to smoke for instance the . other desires the same thing ; in short, whatever ex- j erts an influence upon the animal sensations of one, also excites the other. j Their reflective faculties, or ideas, however, not j immediately dependent on any animal function, do j - - 1 I not seem to act in common at an tunes, in reason- ; im?. they sometimes reach different conclusions. North Pennsylvanian. ' Strive. That is the word strive. Whatever may j be your calling, pursuit, or aim, you can do nothing worthy of your being without striving without put ting forth all the energies of your souls. You must strive to become proficients in knowledge to acquire a good reputation to amass wealth secure honor or last, but not least by any means, to enter into the straight gate and go to heaven. Without striving to some degree, you will become nothing worthy of note, but remain idle excrescences on the industrious public. Show us a man of energy who is striving to raise from the hold of poverty or the bed of obscurity, and we can at once predict what he will become provid ing he has health and virtue. We can see him rise slowly it may be but rise he does, higher and high er till be reaches the summit, where his fondest hopes aspired. Behold him there the admiration of all. It was not the love of praise, or power, it was sterling integrity a God-like principle that prompted him onward and upward ; and now his earliest and his latest thoughts are in heaven. He will never be satisfied till he walks through the golden gates, and sees eye to eye the holy spirits, whose character and virtues hs has been so long accustomed to reverence and imitate. Young men, what do you intend to become T Will ; you strive for moral excellence and virtue T Let these I thrown carelessly on the grouna, resemoiea a sieep be your ambition, and glorious will be your destiny, ing ngune, cast itself with violence upon them, roll Evil men may entice you .glowing prospects may j ing with all its weight, and tearing them, most vici I.KiuItnli t'nn kill if VOU have correct moral princi- : oualv with Us teeth. Satisfied that its revenge was or- vr itvii f ww ww- - - j " 1 irTes in your henrts ilf you strive to overcome pride ajrd every form of sin, you will escape the glare and foils of the world, and stand forth a paragon of virtue ! tor the imitation of all. i Boston Olive Branch. I MANAGING CHILDREN. " My soul, look well around thee ere thou give thy timid infant unto sorrows." One of the hot days of the last few weeks, it was my lot to be riding in the cars a long day's journey. When we started in the early morning the traveling was delightful. The country looking green and bright with the night's dew, and the soft, cool morn ing breeze refreshed us as it blew through the cars. T-l ii aa xxro nunt nil. tlio Qnn (rrenr hntlor artA hiltsr the d(J8t blew int0 the car80mingled with cinders and we all felt lhat for lhe re8t of8thjr we wwe doomed to discomfort. i triedj with a book to lose sense of the nt but attention was derted from rea5ing by a group wnih occupied the seat nearest me it6c0n8j8fed of a molhe, Mhe. . ,iule briffht.iookinff bov of three or four vears old. I noticed them when the cars first started sit ting at a distance from me, but they had now chang ed their seats, and were so near to me that 1 could not avoid both seeing and hearing all that was going on. ii L) . 111 U.. . I t ' Im .. . . i . . me motner, saia in an excited ana impatient manner, i But the ,itUe one coa,d not be jet He had bepn traveling for many hours he ,,ad exhausted all his mean8 0sf amusement, and eaten cake and candy till he could eat no more He had examined tne cars over and over again', until the novelty was all at an end and he eridtmHj hot and uncomfortable. As weH mi ht te)1 the wind t0 st blowingi as tel, him t0 bse uiet So he lookcd at bis motherf and then b 0 tea8e and whinv and t0 aay that he wa8 UreBd and wanted some water- j thought she would 8ympathize with the little one, and trv to amuse omfort nim But the noise evidentfy ir- ritated her If are not 8tiH in a minute, George H rn throw you out of the window ; I will do jL The c)i,d looked fritrhtened for a mjnute, and 8natched away from him, and then he was evidently compeiled to begin again. " Mamma, mamma, I'm I tjred," and then came a louder demonstration. By '; .l c.i i i i.j r i,-. nnn ;n mis inue uie lamer nuu nancu iiuiu m af, " pleasant mood it seemed, for, hearing the child's voice? he immediately made a dive at him, shook him, and boxed his ear8 vioiently. 44 There now, stop cryjna and be quiet." But that was utterly out ot ! the ouesl,on. He could not do it at once, and the I ; mother joined her voice to say in the same impatient, i angry way, 44 Hush, hush, 1 lell you, or you'll get it I again." As soon as possible the child slopped the ; ! loud voice, and cowed down in his seat with a sulky ! look, rind a disturbed exoression on his face. The! next time 1 looked he had fallen asleep, much to my satisfaction, and his sleep lasted till we were near our journey's end. Very much of this kind .of treatment of children is there in the world, and if there were not a kind Prov- j idence watchin? over these little ones to overrule the bad influences of early training, still smaller than it: ;a WOuld he the nronortion of pood men and women; I jjow many parents there are who seem to forget the tremendous res'ponsiblity that rests upon them, the great work that God gave them to do when he put fjtte children in their arms, and who act, instead, as jfthey sought only how to rear and educate them j wit, the troilbie to themselves. They seem to I bpruHcre the time it takes, as if their whole time were too much to eive to the training of immortal souls Uh, the impatience that seizes a little cnnu anu in- i flicts a punishment in the heat of an angry moment- J how much has it to answer fori Do not be surpris ; ed to see the temper of your child uncontrolled as he ! grows older. You have been teaching him day by : riav. from his infancv. bv vour own impatience, and basty yielding to passion, when waywardness and carelessness have irritated you. Calmly, and quiet-j iv an,i iovinpiv. must a child be aoverned. If severe punishment must be inflicted, if in no other way can j obedience be gained, wait until every spam ol angry . . .. i i feeling has left you, and let him see that you go about it solemnly and sadly. This teach in? children falsehood, too, by unmean ing threats ; what a store of trouble is a parent laying up for himself who does it ! Not in the smallest de gree, not in the youngest child, ought it to be prac tised. The child will remember it ; he will look back a few years hence ; he will feel that it was false; and be mav jf falsehood is justifiable in one case it ,8 ln anotlier; if in my mother, in me. j,0ve and tenderness go veryfar in the management 0f children; not a foolish indulgence that pampers i the appetite and yields weakly to every foolish de- 8jrt! but the quiet love that wraps the arms about the j child, and lays ays cheek to cheek, and speaks so softly that the little one feels in his inmost heart that he is ! blessed by it ; feels that he cannot slight it or disobey it. The rough boy on whom threats would be lost, i who feels too proud to be afraid of punishment, will j be melted, and be ready to give up darling plans, by such a love as this. To educate children as God would have us, to feel a bope that we are fitting them for heaven, requires! a iife 0f watchfulness and prayer. Of watchfulness; 1 est we, by our example, by yielding to impatience j or selfishness, may implant in the souls of ourchil-i dren, seeds that in coming years will bring forth bit-' ter fruits. Of nraver: that we mav be aided and . s - strengthened by an Almighty hand, Ch. Reg. The Flight of Time. In reference to the flight of! Time, Dr. Spring once closed a discourse in the fol-1 lowing graphic language : ! 44 1 shall never address this audience again. I shall . nnvnr airain meet them but at the bar of God. That interview seems indeed far distant. But it will be as I SOon as time, wilh his eagle wings, shall have finished the little remnant of his short career. 4 After death, the judgment We die ; but intervening ages pass rapidly over those who sleep in the dust. There is, no dialplate there on which to count the hours ofj time. No longer is it told by days, or months, or years ; for the planets which mark these periods are 1 hidden from their sight. Its flight is no longer noted bv events perceived by the senses ; for the ear is deaf, J . . ' . . mi a IJ .f i:r. u :u and the eye is closed. 1 ne ousy worm 01 me, which wakes at each morning and ceases at every night, goes on above them, but to them all is silent and un seen. The greetings of joy and the voice of grief, the revolutions of empires and the lapse of ages, send no sound within that narrow cell. Ureneration alter generation are brought and laid by their side ; the in scription upon their monumental marble tells the cen turies that have passed away ; but to the sleeping dead the long interval was unobserved. Like a dream of the night, with the quickness of thought, the mind ranges time and space almost without a limit ; there is but a moment between the hour when the eye is closed in the grave, and when it wakes to the judgment." The Camel's Revenge. A few years ago it chanced that a valuable Camel, working in an oil mill in Africa, was severely beaten by its driver, who, perceiving that the camel had treasured up the injury, and was only waiting a favorable opportunity for revenge, kept a strict watch upon the camel. Time passed away, the camel perceiving that it was watched, was quiet and obedient, and the driver be gan to think that the beating was forgotten, when one night, after the lapse of several months, the man who slept on a raised platform in the mill, whilst as is customary, the camel was stalled in a corner, hap nanintr to remain awake, observed, by the bright moonlight, that wlisu all was quiet, the animal look-1 ed cautiously around, rose softly, and stealing towards i a apot where a bundle of clothes and a barnous. . . , . t . complete, the camel was returning to Us eoeaer. when! the driiter set up and spoke t at the mistake it had made, the arrttnal was so mortified at the raHurs and . discovery of its scheme, that k dashed its head a-j gainst Uie wajl and died on the spot.. i GENERAL FOOTE. It is very amusing to observe how people change their personal estimates of politicians, as the latter shift and change their positions on the political board. An instructive lesson may be derived from a contem plation of these changes. The lesson is this ; that we may differ from others in opinion without being justified in impugning the moral honesty or intellec tual sanity of our opponents. In this country it is too much the habit to impeach the hearts or intellects of those who cannot, or will not, agree with us in our views of political subjects. Political discussions invariably sink into personali ties. A sturdy partisan is considered as going too far when he admits the leading men of the opposite party to be honest in their intentions, or well endow ed in their upper story. This would not look so bad, if, in the constant changes and fluctuations of parties, there was not a chance, almost a certainty, that these very partisans, before they have got to the end of their row, would he found singing the praises of the very politicians whom, at a former period, they were so loud in denouncing. It is therefore, we in fer, the best policy to combat the principle and attack the arguments of the political chief you are opposed to, but to abstain from imputations upon the sanity of their minds or the integrity of their hearts. The best illustration of the danger of the opposite custom we have seen for a long time, is afforded in the case of our old friend Gen. Foote. We have known the General a long time, as a high-minded gentleman, intelligent, bold, and magnanimous, a lit tle wayward, and self-willed as a politician, and ex citable as a man and speaker. The General came to this city some years ago, with the view of being ad mitted to the bar. He was examined aboutthesame time we were. He was rejected, we were admitted. He is now a Senator, and we a poor editor. Despite this inequality of fortune, (though, in justice to our selves, we must state that the General is greatly our senior in years,) we have ever felt an interest in the General's political career, and have been sorely tempt ed at times to depart from our independent neutrality, to defend him against the floods of abuse and scurriii- ty which it was much the fashion of some writers a , short time ago to pour upon his head. But the Gen eral has had his revenue. These very persons, who then abused him without stint, are now his fulsome, j eulogists. His course on the Compromise bill has entirely changed his mind, heart, and character. He is now an orator of burning eloquence, stinging sar casm and powerful invective. A little while ago, with these very same people, he was the clown of the Senate a pestilent little mischief-maker a diminu- uvo cur, snapping ai me neeis oi eiepnanis anu wnu i buffaloes. His quite creditable, though a little ego- tislical orations, were farces, disgraceful to the Sen- ate and his exhibitions ol pugnacity were truly hu- , milmting to all who venerated the Conscript bathers , Kit I'll- ucuuuilbi hi, iz. uu ncnui 1,1 ucuiiii'i " five feet nine Hercules, who every day breakfasts upon the sprouts of Chivalry, dines upon Disunion is ts, and sups on old Benton, served up with roasted Chcslnula ! 44 Oh ! what a change is here my countrymen ! " Will some one hunt up son.e extracts from the Bui- . , . - , r. t , i ago, and compare them with their present views ol the same dintingmshed gentleman 1 A. 0. Delia. . r , I 1. rSS' ....... .f, , . - ing remarKaoie inciueni. vve uo not mm u mijiru- per to state that the individual referred to is the late Mr. Greigg, who was lost at Gloucester, Friday, August 16th, 1850, by the capsizing of a boat in a squall. It was at Gloucester, also, on the day pre vious to this causuaity, that his adventure with the robin occured ; and it was at Brighton, in our neigh borhood, that his family met with a similar adven ture. Button Transcript. The following is a statement of facts as they oc cured as simple and short as we can make them. It would be easy to give wide play to sentiment and fancy, in connection with so striking and unusual an occurrence. Superstition might attach to it irrational fears, or hopes as groundless. We confess we hard ly know what to do with events like these ourselves breaking in, as they do, upon the settled order of our experience, and startling us with some new ex ception to the common course of our observations. They evidently belong to no system of distinct and intelligible communication from the other world to this. It is not easy to imagine a satisfactory plan of spiritual disclosures to which they would be harmo niously adjusted. In that sense they teach nothing, and yet to us they appear capable all inexplicable and exceptional as they clearly are, and though we cannot take the first step towards interpreting them i they appear capable of leaving us more pure, more ! reverential, and more believing than they find us. We rejoice in a religion which does not exclude from its subordinate confirmations the vaguestand most un intelligible mysteries, nor forbid even creatures less ilian human to be humble and dumb witnesses to its ! spiritual promises. j A gentlemen, with some friends, was lately ramb ling over the rocks, near the water, in one of our sea shore towns. His attention was presently attracted by a robin, full grown, and apparently quite unhurt, running in his path, flitting about his feet, and, con trary to the proverbially shy instinct of that bird, keeping very near him. He took it up in his hand, fondled it, patted its feathers, and, after showing it to the party and remarking on its singular tameness, tossed it into the air. The next day, this gentleman, having put out from the adjacent beach in a boat, with tour others, for a sail on his return, and when within sight of land, by the capsizing of the boat, a suddenleak sprung in her, was drowmul with all his companions. His body was recovered, and a few days afterwards was buried, in a cemetery some twenty or thirty miles distant from the scene ot the J j disaster. The day after the burial, the grave was visited by his wife and daughter. As they approached the spot, they were in hesitation for a moment, not being familiar with the place, which, of several new-made graves, was the one they were seeking. At this in stant a tame but sprightly robin ran on the ground before them and stood by them before the grave of the husband and father. One of them took it up and caressed it, and after some remark about the singu larity of its conduct, let it go when it flew down, alighted on the raised mound over the grave, and laid itself close to the earth. The daughter immedi ately took it up again, and it was dead. The Great Western Rail Road, from Niagara Falls to Detroit, is put under contract, and will be com menced immediately on the section lying between Hamilton and London. A meeting was held a few days since at the Clifton House, Niagara Falls, at which all the Directors and a majority of the Contrac tors were present, and the spirit manifested promised a vigorous prosecution and early completion of the work. The distance ot 240 miles from the snspen- sion bridge at the rails of Sandwich, the grade ot the road will be almosta perfect level, except amoun tain at Hamilton. Another remarkable feature of this road will be a direct ran of fifty miles, being the long est tangent of the kind in the world. It is expected that the trip from Niagara Falls to Detroit will be made in six hours. Work if you woulo Rise. Richard Bnrke be - ing found in a revery, shortly alter an extraordinary display of powers in the Mouse ot Commons by lust brother, Kl.nund. and quei..neu ty Mr. maioue as to the cause, replied : " I have been wondering how Ned has contrived to monopolize all the talents of the family ; but then, again, I remember, when we were at play, he was at work." The force of the an ecdote is increased by the fact, that Richard Burke was considered not inferior in natural talents, to his brother. Yet the one rose to greatness, while the ether died comparatively obscure. Don1! trust to year genius, young man, if you would rise : but work ! work ! work !. THE COCOANUT OF JAMAICA. Mr. Bigelow, writing from Jamaica to the New X ork Post, thus describes the manner in which the people of that beautiful Island neglect the blessings of a beneficent Providence : 44 To illustrate this supineness a little more in de tail, there is the coconut, one of the most profitable fruits that the earth produces, is turned to no account whatever by the Jamaicans, though it grows as luxuriantly here as in any quarter of the globe. I was told, by a gentleman who had a large number of these trees growing, that he would esteem it the best property on his estate, if he could get one dollar a j nunared tor the nuts, but that there was a very limit ed market for them at any price. And yet there is no part of this fruit that is not valuable. It thrives in a sandy soil, and bears in Jamaica within three or four years after it is planted. From its flowers the finest arrack in the world may be distilled, and the best of vinegar. A coarse brown sugar may also be j prepared from the flower. The green fruit yields a j nutritious and delightful drink, and a more substan- tial food in the pulp which contains the liquid. When ripe, the fruit is popular as an article of diet ; in all parts of the world. Prom that fruit a pure oil ! may be extracted, which may be manufactured into j candles, soap, and used in a variety of other ways, : in which vegetable oils are available while the re- j fuse, or oil cake, as it is called, is a most excellent j food for cattle. 44A medicinal oil is extracted from the bark, which is used, 1 understand, in Ceylon as an efficacious I remedy in cutaneous diseases ; the root is also used ! for medicinal purposes ; its elastic fibres are some times woven into strainers for liquids, while the tun- j ber may be used in building, or converted into beau- j tiful articles of furniture. The husk consists of! tough fibre, from which cordage and rigging of the j best quality may be manufactured, and which furn ishes the finest stuffing for mattresses that is used, not excepting hair. 44 1 saw some of this fibre manufactured at the i prison in Kingston, for mattrass-stuffi ng. I am satis- j fled myself that if its value was known in America j it would bring a higier rice tha an- commodity now in use for bedding. The specimens that I saw were manufactured by the convicts, at a cost, 1 was told of six centg d Hajr C08t8 wilh t b lieve, about twenty-five cents. The process of man ufacturing it is very simple. The husk shells are soaked perfectly soft, and then pounded out until the fibre are all separated. This was done in the prison , by hand, and without the use of machinery, and yet the article could be produced by them for six cents i - nnnnA p- ,ua ;,i a 1TDr C11nitt ,!. ;lu somelhing, foJr instance, iike that to which rags in a papfcr.iniU are first subjected, it is very apparent that lhe cost of inanurilcturing it might be reduced at least one.half. When I asked whv machinery was not employed in this department of the prison, I was told that they had not work enough to occupy the convicts if machinery was employed. Of course. I had nothing to say to a reason so conclusive as thai 44 The supply of the e husks would be almost in- ' exhaustible. They have no more use or value here ! than walnut shells have with us, and may be had by wiiiii nuinu oiiui ! v j win uc u I1U sua V uuu of lhousand lons could' be manufactured lor a thousand dollars, and be worth in the port of New York not less than $4,000 as soon as the usefulness of the article became generally known." Scientific American. Schleswig Holstein. A court martial held in the fortress of Rendsburg, the stronghold of the Schleswig Holsteiners, the result of which has caused more f rief and consternation than the loss of the battle of dstedtor theexplosion of the great laboratory, which cost so many lives. The accused were six hundred and three in number, forming the 13th batallion of the line in the Schleswig Holstein Army, or rather the remainder of what was left of it after the battle of Idstedt, it having before that day numbered nearly nine hundred men. Among the accused were Colonel Bandowsky and five officers of fifteen, the only sur vivors of the battle. These men sought the post of danger, and fought most valiantly, but they did so in violation of orders from superior officers, and are accused ot losing the battle, lhe court martial ad urn u. "ruge o. un.urmuaie uien, out pun.sneu them for disobedience of orders. Bandowsky fought fiercely and lost between two and three hundred men, but by not supporting the centre of the Army where he was ordered, he is accused of losing the day. M de Bandowsky, who was ignorant of the crime which he had committed congratulated himself at first at being so providentially saved. Leaving his ba- . i c .1 r- . i . i i I tallnn ho hnctpnpn in thp nrnfiAniifi nf dan W imiodoii whose intimate friend he was. It is said the General embraced him and then bade him go and seek a glo- i rious death. M. de Bandowsky understood his friend, and took up a position in the rear guard, to cover the retreat of the Schleswig Holsteiners against the ex pseu ,,Ursuu ui me enemy, oui uu pumuu was mnue toe v.ctors had nought Iheir success dearly.and leu noi uisposea 10 nope any longer wun so onsunaie and brave a foe. The Colonel of the 13th therelore j ! had no chance to die a glorious death, and before the sun rose on the following morning, he and his brother officers were placed under arrest, while his men were disarmed and marched off to Kendsburg. nn 1 , t - "5, 1 he membersot the Court were unanimous in find- ing all the accused guilty, and the sentence was, that M. de Bandowsky, with the five surviving officers, be shot, whilst the non-commissioned officers and pri vates were to be decimated. The Lieutenancy of the Duchies confirmed the judgment so tar as regards toe ! six officers ; the sentence upon the non-commissioned officers and privates was commuted into a less severe but more degrading one, namely the serving as out i Psts for three months, clothed in a uniform made of g"y '' a,iU WMI'"8 ",c J 10 UU'P,W" 1 1 : a r . am a d 1 1 only worn by convicts. As for M. de Bandowsky and his five brother officers, they have probably ere this succumbed to their fate on the glacis of the fortress. John C. Calhoun. The character ot this extraor dinary man has been the theme alike of extravagant praise and obloquy, as zealous friendship or earnest enmity have held the pen. His sun has lately sunk below the horison; it went down in all the splendor of noontide, and the effulgence of its setting yet daz zles the mind too much, to justify an impartial opin ion. But whatever may be the diversity of opinion as regards his patriotism, or the integrity of his pur pose, no one who respects himself will deny him the possession of rare and intellectual faculties; of a mind capacious and enlightened ; of powers of reasoning ! almost miraculous ; of unequalled prescience; and of a judgment, when unwarped by prejudice, most ex press and admirable. On this, the greatest occasion of his intellectual and political life, he bore himself proudly and glori ously. He appeared to hold victory at his command, and yet determined, withal, to show that he deserved j it. There was a strength in his argument that seem- ed the exhaustion of thought, and a frequency of ner vous diction most appropriate for his expression. The extreme mobility of his mind was felt every where and immediate. It passed from declamation to in vective, and from invective to argument, rapidly, but not confusedly, exciting and filling the imagination of all. j In his tempestuous eloqiiencp, he tore to pieces the 1 arguments of his opponents, as the hurricane rends j o,.K "7" m,na; P.s-, " '"7 . ' 1 "'"V no ZSS u - . a 7 u 'oc that seemed impregnable, and demolished the most compact theory, in a breath. Advertising. Horace Greeley says, some men who know enough to advertise, are s narrow as to confine their advertisements to journals of ttw?ir own creed or party. If they do no choose to trade with any but men of like faith, this is wise ; but if th'y desire tohev the whole public for customers, it is otherwise. Solemn Soliloquy of A Defunct Loafer IS WHICH TBimX IS XOBSTBVTI THAW POITBT. Seth Grimes and I were elcssnritM once, A nd I was rich and be was poor ; I had alas! it was my hane ! The wealth a father laid in tore. Seth toiled at mom and noon and night, Until his hands were hard and brown, To pay his board and tailor's bills, While I was lounging round the town But mostly in the dry goods stores, To see the pretty girls come in, Or smoking with my jolly peer. Who were the fools of Auld Lang Syne. The village belles looked proud and fierce If Seth made e'en the least advance ; And none from Inez down to Poll, Would be his partner at the dancs- But I, half drunk with sparkling port, Waltzed with the fairest of the fair ; And " high born " Inez' proud papa Once asked what " my intentions were !" Thus stood Seth Grimes and I at school ; And yet on exhibition day, Although the ladies praised me much, He, somehow, bore the prize away. In brief through long and weary nights He stored his mind with knowledge rare. And I learned how to guzzle wins And how to pick a good cigar. Some three and thirty years have passed Since we on life's great sea set sail. And lo ! the beam is sadly turned In fortune's strange uneven seals. My vaunted wealth has taken wings And flown awav to parts unknown ; Indeed with sorrow be it said I'm on the poor-Htt of the town ; While Seth, who toiled to pay his way, Until his hands were hard and brown, Is now receiving his reward As Senator at Washington. Bethel, Vt. O. V. M. HINTS TO HOUSEWIVES. Vanilla Charlotte. Buttera plain mould, split t'ome sponge biscuits and pack them close, the brown outside; pour vanilla cream into the centra, then set in a cool place all night, and turn out when required. Nsw Castle Pcdding. Butter a basin or mould, stick it all round with sultanas or dried cherries, then put in a slice of bread crumb soaked in milk, and ov er that layers of thin bread crumb buttered, and boil for an hour and a half. Beef Pressed. Salt a piece of the thin ptrt of the nanli, the tops ot the ribs, or a piece of the brisket. wth sa's and saltpetre for five days. Boil until very tender, then place between two boards, with a heavy weight upon thc top one, and let it remain till cold. Serve as it is, and garnish with parsley. Orangeade. Squeeze out the juice of an orange, pour boiling water on a little of the peal, and cover it close. Boil water and sugar to a thin syrup, and skim it. When all are cold, mix the juice, the infu sion, and the syrnp, with as much more water as will make a rich drink. Strain through a jelly-bag, and ice. Durable Whitewash. Mix up a pailful of lime and water ready to put on the wall ; then take a quar ter of a pint of flour, mix it up with water, then pour on it boiling water, a sufficient quantity to thicken it; then pour it, while hot into the whitewash. Stir it well together, jand it is ready for use. This white wash will not rub off. Scouring Drops for Removing Grease. 1st. At cohol, pure, ( oz., rectified essence of lemon 8 oz. 2nd. Camphene 3 oz. essence of lemon 1 oz. mix. Some dirpct them to be distilled together. 3rd. (French) Camphene 5 oz. pure alcohol I oz. sulphuric ether 1 oz., essence of lemon 1 drachm. 4th. Spririt of wine a pint, white soap 3 oz., ox gall 3 oz., essence of lemon I oz. , Thk Ngw Steam Chatham, Arrived St FayetteviUe on Sunday last. We are much pleased j her a pearance She lookg trim and neat. j She w , 12 , and 1? wide. Thfl ho,d . 1Q0 feet Sh(J ig bMt f n ht materia,s and dra w, : b(U 12 feet w light. She has but one wheel , and the ate, Sne ifi steered whh 3 rudderB . Im nn thft nmmftna(ln au . 9nil RmtZ ' . - . !.. . ' informs us she wilt turn any of the ugly points on ! our crooked river with great ease. Two hundred and fifty persons can be' seated on the promenade deck. The Chatham was built at Newbern, by the by the Cape Fear Messrs. Dibble, and is owned ; Steamboat Comnanv , Her fa 't. and tellti,. filt(wI op. Btain-(l ,flss kv ,:t,t. - - -fi.n,ifo infM1 ance to objects within range of their reflection. There are berths for 24 persons, and accomodations n j ..j, e j -rri for 30. Her Captain says she will beat anything on the 1 1 1 11.1 vi aueiii, aim win ivii 111iii 1 a,ni iciiiD 10 Xi:i - .: e. n 1 Mira. V . r cnua unjl i. til run f.AiTt C" i . ti-iiiiugiuii i:a iiyni ai any unit;. r uv. 1JT, Narrow Escape. Upon the arrival of the New York, on Friday night of last week, abont 11 o'clock amid the hurry and confusion of landing some fifty mules from the boat, and just as another drove of mules came upon the dock, a young lady, a stranger, fell or was accidentally thrown from the plank into the water. AH was excitement and hubbub. It be ing dark she most inevitably have perished had net Mr. Geo. H. Townsend, of East Haven, discovered her just as she was sinking for the last time. With the rapidity of thought, he suspeaded him self by his bands from the wharf (built on piles) un der which she was sinking, and reaching his feet in to the water as she was passing out of sight succeed ed in exciting her drowning grasp upon his legs. He remained some time thus suspended, sustaining her in the water, while the bewildered spectators were run ning here and there and calling, some fer lights, some for ropes, and some for a boat. At last they raised Mr. Townsend by his arms, the lady still grasping his feet, until they were able to reach her, and her rescue was effected. When ta ken from the water, she was entirely insensible, and it was several hours before she recovered. New Haven Palladium of Seturday, This Attkmpted Abduction Robinson It Be dred's Circus. An article appeared in our paper some two weeks since, in which we alleged an understand ing that sofue one of the company of Robinson & Eldrcd's circus had attempted the abdnetion of two young girls, the daughters of a widow Clark, living on Beebee's Island. From inquiry of the girls in question, it appears that the individual who desired them to accompany him, and who refused, until se verely threatened, to give them up, turns ont to be the keeper of a side show merely, and thai he had ne con nection with Robinson & Eldred's circus. The whole facts in the case are as then represented by us, with the exception that the person who attempted the of fence was not of the circus, although he represented himself as such to the girls. WuLertown Union. Edwin Forrest, the Tragedian, was arrested I Sheriff Carnley, at the Astor Hoase, yesterday mor- h eomplaintot Catherine Forrest, hie wife, toW t0 jii a 10,000 to hoco the peace so far as Mrs. F. is eeoeerBed, she neftnc tosff ful of an assault frees film. An injunction ban sjeo been granted to restrain Mr. Forrest from conveying away his property to the injury of the right fceb Mrs. Forneat has therei n. M re. Forest has else, WM8V in a few days, commcnod a tri$gn the Cowls of this State for divorce against Mr. Forrest, en the charge of adultery oouunttted with several persons. New Turk Tribune.