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ing the soap from his lips upon the Barber's j
face; with a look of apparent sa t' sfact ' 0I FL
Half an hour had now passed away sine |
the latter commenced laying on the soap, H
and he was still employed at this prelimin
ary operation.—The fat man relisnrct » | ol)
r.jightily; and, far from complaining ot its
tediousness, kept whistling away, and hum- ,
ming snatches of old songs, to the no smal
annoyance of the operator, who found the an(
utmost difficulty in making the brush move j y
smoothly over his features so diversified in
motion and expression. Notwithstanding
this gaiety, however, the shaver did not like
his new acquaintance. There was some
thine odd about him; and, even though
there had been nothing remarkable, he
could not, at once, forgot the egregious m
«Ult offered to his own person only a shiirt
time before. ^«IfbSahkmoJ hffcS
at hit strange * „-„thwhich no
his heart burning with a wr.itn wmen no
thing but genuine tear prevented from burst
ing torlh. 1 he whistiing and singtng of the
stranger only produced disgust, his witti ,
cisms drew forth nothing but a grin, Every
moment his outrageous mirth became more h
intolerable. His whole aim seemed to be to
stultify and ridicule the unfortunate barber.
•who continued to apply the brush with a j
feeling of agony which died his pale cheeks 0
to a dingy hue, and lengthened his gaunt ■
physiognomy fully|acouple of inches.
It will be asked, why did he not grt thro'
with his operation, and rid himself of so
troublesome a customer? This, as we have
said, proceeded from his dread of applying
the razor to the chin of so irritable a per
sonage. But time quiets all things, ami his
dread, at last, wore off. His hand became
steadier, and he thought he might now ven
turc to finish a business commence, um rr J'
such extraordinary auspices. His attempt
No sooner kad he ceased ap
plying the soap, and was in the act ot mov- f
ing off for the razor, when the loud voice ot
his customer fell, like thunder, upon his ear.
"Brush away, nty old boy- nothing like it.'
And he continued humming these words for
a quarter of an hour longer during which
time the Barber was compelled to soap his
chin without the least interval of repose. It
was now eleven, as was indicated by the
striking of the College clock.
Three quarters of an hour had he scrub
bed away at the chin of this strange charac
ter, and, as yet, be saw no more chance of his
labor terminating than when he began. The
same toilsome, never-ending t..sk was still
before him, and he was kept working at it
It was in
rn
was in vain.
asif by some supernatural agency,
vain for him to get into a possion; the fat j
laughed in his face. It was in vain to
attempt a cessation of his labour;—the eter
nal "Brush away," frem the mouth of his
tormentor, kept him at work. Still more
vain was it for him to refuse; he remember
ed the punishment inflicted upon himself for
such an act. and had, moreover, an eve to
the pistol havd by, with which doubtless,
its owner would have enforced compliance.
Never w.is any human being so completely
wretched. He feltasifhe wasin the charmed
ring of some enchanter, from whose precincts
it was impossible to escape. He had no
power of his own. His will was useless:
every movement of his body was in direct
opposition to its dictates. \Vhut could lie
do? If he stopped one moment, the cursed
sound of "Brush away," was thundered into
his ears. If he moved for his razor, he w as
brought back by the same invoking spell.
If he refused to shave, he ran the risk of be
ing shaved himself. Nay, even though he
had the razor in his hand,'what security had
he that he might not scratch the chin of a
talkative and unsteady being, ami thereby
get as a reward a pistol bullet through In
brain?—3uch was the deplorable condition j
of the Barber of Gottingen University. I
[Conclusion in our next.]
man
From the Ntw-Harmcmy Gazette.
LETTER II.
Addressed to a conscientious Clergyman of the Es
tablished Church of England.
Now, sir, we have arrived at a great and a valu
able truth—let me repeat it to you:
The universal object of pursuit in this world is
ÙAPVI5ES3. Man can have no other wish or aim
in all he says or does, than to obtain it. Au tun
has in fact constituted happiness the aim und
of our being; and unless the very nature of man be
changed it must always remain so.
"It is a sat', and dangerous doctrine," I think I
hear you say: ••whether true or false its conse
quences are such that it is the height of impoli
cy to broach or support it. You say that the
motive to all actions '19 the same; does not such a
doctrine break down every distinction between
right and wrong, virtue and vice > Surely it does.
Reflect for a moment and consider well what you
are about."
I assure you my friend, that I have not advanc
ed one single opinion, the immediate and ulti
timate consequences of which I have not well
considered. But in reply to your last question:
"Will not these opinions break down every
distinction between right and wrong, virtue and
vice?"
Right and wrong, virtue and vice: what do
these words mean }
If I set out from London with the intention of
travelling to York, 1 take the right road if 1 fol
low the one which leads directly from the one
city to the other. But if, mistaking the direc
tion I wish to take, l strike into a path which
leads by a most circuitous route to the object of
my destination, or still worse, which does not
lead to York at all, then I have chosen the wrung
road.
Now whither are mankind travelling 1 This it
was the object of my last letter to discover: they
are all without exception travelling tow ards happi
ness; and he who chooses thc direct road, chooses
mo ht, while he who selects the circuitous road,
or the one which leads away from his object,
chooses whoso.
Right conduct then ,
leads to happiness; wrong conduct, or vice, that
which conducts to misery.
You see that instead of destroying the distinc
tion between right and wrong, virtue and vice,
we find an infallible rule by which to test all hu
man actions. Does an action produce happiness 1
It is virtuous.—-Does it entail misery ? It is vi
Cious.
Here doubtlcsi you request me to stop. And
you a9k me; "Is it to this that your doctrines
Iead ? —When from thc pulpit I enjoin the prac
ticeof virtue, am I only saying to my audience,
be happy? When 1 conjure them to avoid vice,
is it only an injunction not to be unhappy 1
Y'ou confound the most various terms. Good,
useful, valuable, wise and every similar express
ion means, with you, nothing more than "con
ducive to happiness."
You are perfectly right; that is the real mean
ingof all these words. An object is useful or,
valuable if it really contributes to man's comfort
and happiness. He is a good and wise man
♦ p''!'?c*ç:$th.r ■ • • Y/r. •
end
VTitTCE, is that whirh
"if
assembled
j pme*. ea &S n£rca% object to shew
c . b the road to true and permanent happiness,
| nt aml futurc; aml { 0 point 0 , lt to them
H wtQ av0 - K i misery both in the world which now
nn(J in that wllic |, ; 3 t0 comi . > if this be your
| ol) - t ( an ,i ( am s „ re vml „in n[ ,t deny that it is)
- t pcl .j- cctlj , co i n cides with the definition 1
, lav( _ j (]st given.
Th e inseparable connection between virtue
an( | w j S( | om an d happiness, though it has scarce
j y cvep been distinctly and unequivocally admit
téd, has seldom been denied. "Wisdoms \\:ns
ure ways of pleasantness and all he» paths are
peace."
"Ido not deny, >ou tell me,
makes us happy and vine makes
but I do say that the * . t oucc
stated the matter is such, that tin door is at once
shollM you be
a penny to-clay,
knowing that bv so doing he would lose a gum
*• > lt might certainly happen to one
™ ' \Za\ with the value of money,
^ sc#| . cclv a < otllcr satie person would he
, veak en0 „gh to make such an obvious sacntice
of ftltlirc _£, (1 to present pleasure. Now it so
h nsthat excess of whatever kind it may he,
uli ; formty produces, in the long run, ranch more
ln than ' p | casurc . ]lut unfortunately, men
j lave nut | R , en educated to know the true value
0 fq u . currency of pa n Mid pleasure: and they
■ arc deceived and ruined in coiinequence of their
igno ancc. To-day they take a penny of tins to
them unknown currenct ; to-morrow their gmn
eais lost:—yet habit and fashion blind their e\
to their true rendition, so that they cheat them
selves miserably > again amii again, "l n,( ";
suspecting it. If_a suspicion of t ie tr if t do
enter their imtul,, is gc" pic
vail -.gainst the eslul l^.cd pnu r ™ 1 a 11 '
V «.li™ com™",
J' "trad create vir
u'li-it measures were taken' Stakes and
b f )ets w ' r( . rujs0(l , all( , dungeons ami jails were
f „ „„foi-iunate Wretches who had fail
but
If
in
a
•'that virtue
us miserable;
hich von have
are
l. : .t 1
.... , . . _ ( , , i
to prevent mciifroin'mittring then's* hv's In 7\-1
changing pennies for gicneas? Children have no
doubt done Ml, thinking, naturally enough, th.it
the larger piece was therefore the mure valuable. I
But what rational parent dues not see ho* cu-ily
such folly can he prevented, without even am
idea of future rewards and punishments, hy sin.-\
ply convincing the child that he can purchase j
more than one hundred times as much with the j
one coin as with the other. |
>f excess."
es
his
ed
fill
ml bis i
rv
j
ed to discover die road to happiness. \t ha*.
motives were employed• The hope ol infinite
happiness Iiereafti r, on the one hand: the fear of
eternal punishment on the other. Is tills ration
al' Is it consistent ' Does it display ami acq
ancc with mail's nature and his feelings a
desires? You cannot say it does,
ural and effectual cheek was at hand; teach nun
lead, and once too
u
The only liât- i
whither thc paths of vi
roughlv convinced that you speak truth. In* rn
,v that lie cannot i!
not follow them: far we k
I
sire misery.
■ this simple, this certain check wa- ;
1 to tile broken reed |
But
overlooked, and men truste
of threats and punishments.
He Who first imagined and introduced tbesi ;
ficial pains ami restraints was in fac', tin,'doubtless I
unwittingly and unintentionally, the en -eut thc j
perpetuation anil increase of die eiils h thought I
to remedy. He saw indeed that mankind were sa- 1
crificing their real happiness; hut h in eil m
unaccountably, the fact that they could not i
on purpose. He forgot that lie dal not desire to
accomplish any thing el
kind to fallow happiness
forgot that hut far
would have nothing to do but to let thing
their own course, and that the ttisin <f
linn ill iastuntly r'firn i the world.
could not see that the natural, and stra.t-fi
course he had to pursue, was lo remove
tially this blindnesst anil to open man's eyes lo :
the real value ofthc great currency ot I appim s». ]
j
as
he
a
j
I
b(>
to
i.ili
tUr ti.un
ItHndness a lvt'oiTnci
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t.

To
!
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And not seeing* this v.hut dors he do'
tempts to force man, blind as he is, '
hf f"uU1 have prevtnfref Ivi.ifnn
»>• before him. What j
!
11 ■ at
which force
doing if lie had hut seen li
were thc natural and net
such conduct 5 Man bu
ugined, naturally cuougli, that tl
ed him to sacrifice his lu
ssarv cor.ncquenci
me susp cions: he im
etbnncr wisli-j
uncss; for b>* could
mployed for u
, lie *vus told of eternal re*
;s to induce bun to make
ail nature was so pu/rjed by thusar
tihciul methe 4 ot attempting to lorce it to do
« tut a mo.lvra.viy rau,„ul cUucatmi, must at.
Ilemmistialei, .eyoml a«lo..bt t..bc most p.«MU -1
. , 'I, i.i te osa rn ct u ac-;
tical ldfa-s of right and wrong; and uotwith-|
standing the never-ceasing influence ,:f the de
sire of happiness, we acted such a Miangcb
inconsistent part, that a passing ..'..server might I
have doubted whether we were i search of hip- !
pi ness at all. For he would see us making th« j
most e xtravagant bargains, receiving a pittance ;
of pleasure to-day to he paid for by the forfeiture j
of a large amount of eniovnv.nl a few
hence, or wantonly squandering our portion
as told
not believe that force would lie
ny other purpose:
wards and punishi:
thc .-acr.fiec; wild
except a
sacrifice to
there
i*t* of misery.
l!
s.'.iTi:
luckless h

is
be
I
the
a
and
do
of
fol
one
of
not
it
they
dont tells
road,
that
But it is not for that reason the less true. And
vice, the proof of its truth is simply this: wlic*
hu- wards are prepared for virtue and punishments
1 for vice, thc impression left on the mind, (par
vi- ticularly of u child,) is, that the practice of vir
tue is bitter and unpleasant, ami needs all the
And sweets of external reward to make it palatable:
but that vice, though forbidden, is full of pleas
prac- « 1 res and enjoyments, which punishment must
teach us to shun. In fact, he is, at least tacitly,
vice, instructed that vice indeed leads to happiness, but
1 that it is necessary to sacrifice happiness to vir
Good, tue, he scarcely knows why or wherefore. When
ever puishment can be avoided, therefore, (pica
"con- sure and vice having unconsciously become in
his mind almost one and the same idea,) thc
mean- desire of happiness impels him to crime and ex
or, cess.
j Thus, when you reward
man ; tually create thc strongest incentives to vice, and
Y/r. • 1 sc the most powerful prejudices against virtue.
an. and agr
end
that happiness he
n!
day that mankind arc really |
t estimate oi l
Now wr set: eve:
little children, as 1
the different kinds of happiness Ka
up an imaginary currency for himself
less rational grounds than the child's,
the penny for its size.
adopted to convince them of their „„stake, by j
teaching them, practically , the true value of the
: currency of happiness; and while «lu sc
sure negiert.

ho chose !
Ellcclual me;
are not j
genu
natural ami evidently i liicn-nl met
ed, all attempts to supply tliei
c al excitements create only irritation and confu
sion of all correct ideas, and produce only nil
continually.
Why should we vainly attempt to stem a mo
tive to action at once sn universal in its influence
and so beneficial in its consequences' Why op
pose that very principle of man's nature which
would only
place bv ai-'ifi
would do even thing for us, it
let it' Why toil against the current when v.is
us: I.et your vessel float with the
stream and vim may easily direct it to the desir
ed haven' '
"Do you mean to say," you ask me, "that all
rewards and punishments promote vice without
inducing virtue' That is a most new ami strange
assertion."
whirh
re
punish, you ac
"The reasoning would he correct, you sa 5 >
"if virtue were uniformly agreeable and vice al
ways unpleasant. Hut this is unluckily not l îe
case.
? , r-t vnn have already
aSÄSÄÄ*
§Äreforerafaction ff that produces iramedi
atelvand ultimately happiness, is a virtuous ac
tion, and one which creates misery, present and
future, is «vicious one. , , .
"I cannot denv," you argue, "that ultimately
and vice to misery j
virtue leads to happiness .
but their immediate effects arc often very uiner
The real consequences of our conduct, l reply,
seldom very distant, if we can but can keep
our attention awake to observe them, ^et it is
that mankind must accustom themselves to
cpve up a small present pleasure for a threat fu
ture good: else they will always remain weak,
selfish, unhappy animals; this is one ot the first
practical lessons we ought to teach children.
If the matter be reasonably stated to them, we
know that they will almost immediately receive
and practise it : for we have seen how rapidly
they learn and practise similar conduct in matters
mere pecuniary interest.
"Children,"you admit,*
in this way to act with a single eye to their own
happiness and comfort, llut," you ask me,
'•what have you then done* You have created
a race of egotists."
No, Sir: here you are in error,
garions animal, asocial being: he feelsthat it is
not good to he alone, and he congregates with
He thus becomes depen
are
"
true,
'would certainly learn
Man is a gre
his fcllmv-creatures.
dent on them for his happiness; for pleasure and
p;iin «pp reflective, or, to use a faiiiiluirterm, they
are infectious. Wo cannot live amongst wretch
ed beings, vet remain happy; nor can we exist
long surrounded by happiness without sharing it.
The shortsighted egotist is his own worst ene
mv, the enlightened philanthropist his own best
friend.
:ike himself rich anil power
One men may
fill at thc expense of his fellow-creatures: but to
make himself happy at their expense is beyond
bis power. Habit indeed may render such a one
rumparatively calions and indifferent ; but when
comes sn, how many friendly pleasures and
iul cnjm ments does he forfeit, for ever* And
i '.vital remains to supply their place' A danger
us, because unjust ami envied preeminence a
mailing on him days of solita
rv grandeur, and n'qi'hts of feverish anxiety.
Let ehifdrrn see things as they really arei—
to mark the consequences of their
never become egotists,
in the right road, daily ami hourly expe
...... will render it too pleasant to be lightly a
j haudimed; an 1 habit will gradually add its pow
till loss of reason alone could
i
•e Ins fellows.
tench the
I actions, and thev e:
; Oik
| rien
I tempt to alleviation.
j I rceonifnen.l it to you as a frieml to consider
I this subject calmly and maturely,
1 I am your friend,
'■fui assistai
V.\ li.
,. rv ,., J17 .vAUTiTvrrnv is
C»..NLRAL " ASIIIMj I ON.
Of tin* powers of bis arm the Boston Cen- j
u l coni:iins the to'1owing''R •collection;"—
e occurred in 1780. A
•n had been de
• in army to a post on the
Fort Err, at j i n
..*"
p "m-d l>v his staff, visited the command.— J
After his usual parade and salute, the troops
; t-ick'-d arms; and several ul the officers
d themselves with efforts to
to
It is estimated that by the establishment i
i of the factories in Massachusetts eight times I
,|,c am,,ll,,t "* is now employed tor j
11 ,K ''"I'I'ly of at Holes consumed in them than p
.y°uitl_be required to import the :ame quail
I t,; - v 01 c 'o'-hcs they now manufacture. ■
-
We cannot tell the precise moment when
friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel .
j |jy drop, there is at last a drop which j
j ,, ak ,.., j t ,iiii over; so in a series of kindness
| there is at last one which makes the heart !
i he « *mrost;
i.aml of it'uout 500
cow :
tarhfd from the
o.tiik of tlie Itutl:*on v
1. ,t is no
rast stones from the high bluff (which to
«he eye afifitared almost perpendicular) in
as aide to ef
mid men am
to the river, but no one
feet it. Washington sitting upon hi» char*
get*, und witnessing the sport, smiled at the
ineffectual attempts, dismounted, gave his
sword to his servant, searched for a stone,
and finding one to bis liking, took two or
three quick steps, and giving it what is cal
led in Virginia, the "Douglass cant." or what
^ c . Yankees call iijt rk, it seeded to take
, v j.,g S and scaling a considerable distance
,^ st horiznllt . l1Iv , struck the water nt least
„ r „ ( , tlu . sl)OVt .._ A H the troops «it
j ^ j. j g CVt . tltree ftpnntaiimitH
. ' x, " ,
' l '" t I "• 9*"«' "«• w,tlw " ,t ! ,< ' kast
a PI'< "Omvmg made an exertion, re
mounted, and returned to ramp. It is next
>» impossible to describe the sensations felt
the spectators of this teat of muscular
^trength, however trivial, executed by the
idol of the army,
1
| |>u ov ..
l
irai . — One of the premiums offered j
-fi.i'S of the United States bv the : a
'ft , Medical Recorder, publish- ;
j ed in Philadelphia for the lu st essay on a ,
médirai subject, has been, by a committee !
nt I'hv-.i. i.ms of that city awarded to Dr.
J„n. It. Lucas, ot Limestone, (Alabama.') for t
lus essay on the various|dtseaMcl states of the
liver. His understood that this essay will
shortly appear in the Medical Recorder.
' 1 1
.1;

! to tl
pin
j prop:
The following singular case of somnolen
cy is copied from the Charleston Courier of
the 23d of Nov. Thc editor remarks that
the facts as stated may be relied on.
"On the 24th Oct. 1826, about 12 o'clock
at night a negro girl belong to a gentleman
of this city, aged about 20 years, of a robust
constitution, and apparently in perfect
health, in consequence of strong excitement,
caused from sitting up with a black corpse,
pany with a large assemblage of color
ed people, who were singing. See. as is com
mon with these people on such occasions,
fell into a lethargy, from which she was not
roused, notwithstanding the application, of
blisters, the shower bath of cold water, &c.
until the 31st of the same month when she
awoke, but could not separate her lower jaw
from the upper one until she was electrified,
which was done on the 2d inst. when she
ate food for the first time since being in that
situation; hut her tongue being contracted,
she could not speak until the 21st inst. when
she spoke, and said she felt quite well, and
free front any kind of pain. She was four
weeks in this state: During the first entire
week she was asleep, her pulse good and
natural, and her slumbers appealed calm
and comfortable, but there was a total sus
pension of all the animal functions except
perspiration "
in
FOREIGN Ï INTELLIGENCE.
Letters from Callao Bay to the 29th July
state that Commodore Hull had returned
•""''îiir.'Â.rJïÂiïlnni'ïâ
cd there, and that thirty persons of the first
families had been arrested and imprisoned
a3 leaders of the conspiracy. It was the
general opinion at Lima, that Bolivar will
he assassinated, but not before tie shot the
per sons suspected. One of the letter writers
adds " I have seen 37 persons shot; twen
ty at one time." In what will such things
end?
GREAT BRITAIN.—Our uccounts arc
from London to the 23d, and Liverpool to
the 22d ot October.
It was reported in London on the 20th,
that Ministers would propose to Parliament
a tax of five per cent, on all real property,
and that in order to make the measure less
burdensome to the owners of lands and the
public funds, the "assessed tax" would
cease to be exacted. According to the Sun,
the effect of the measure would be to raise,
on the amount of dividends paid to the pub
lic, 1,500,0001.
The Spanish coasting trade has been com
pletely destroyed by Colombian privateers.
They have become so bold as to enter the
harbors at night, particularly that of Gala
cia, cut the cables of vessels and carry them
The king of Spain was very ill at the last
accounts. The Queen it is said was serious
ly indisposed.
As a grave digger was opening a grave
in Carluke church-yard, the body of a black
woman was dug out of it, which had lain
there for 30 years, and strange as it may ap
pear, the skin possessed the same color, the
body was plump as the person bad been in
life, and under tile skin it was perfectly white
with fat, she died in full hajit of body and
was interred in a wet grive.
An -((fair ofhon
marks that white elephants are rare in na
ture, and so greatly valued in India that a
King of Pegu hearing that the King of Siam
had a pair of these valuable animals, sent a
formal embassy desiring his royal brother
to sell him one of tin m, and name any price
that he pleased. The Peguan sovereign
being refused, declared immediate war to
c hastise the insult. He invaded Siam, and
liter loosing 500,000 of his men, obtained
the elephant and retrieved his wounded hon
off.
A London paper re
or.
Wc are assured that orders have been
sent to Brest, by telegraph, to get out with
all despatch, the frigate La Cloriude. This
vessel is to carry the diplomatic agent who
is sent to America to announce the recogni
tion of the new Republic by France.-—We
give this news, says the Journal des Debates,
from another Journal. We are earnestly
desirous to receive its confirmation.
\ letter of a recent date from Bayonne,
announces that several commercial houses
i n that town have suffered severely by the
""
Heavy rains near the mouth of the river
Rhone, have caused great destruction. As
high up as Vaucluse the water swept away
flocks of sheep, and even shepherds. '
1 he vintage in r ranee is very abundant.
In the neighborhood of Paris the viney ards
have been much more productive than usu-1
al; and there, as well as in Bourgonge, t
Champagne and l'Orleundais, they have not
casks enough for the wine.
It is stated as a singular circumstance,
that precisely those parts of the country
which have no facilities for transportation
to foreign places, have been the most favor
ir as well as the last, when the
s also very good.
While the Revenue ill England is several
millions below the estimate, the Revenue of
France, during the first nine months of last
year, by the sum of 13,OOO.QOOfr. and ex
ceeds the estimate made from the receipts
nt 1821, 23, 578,000fr. This increase in the
French Revenue indicates a glowing pros
perity and well-being. More than one half
of the increase is in the customs; one sixth
part is in thc excise. There is a great in
crease in the Stamp Duties. The dimiiiu
i tion is principally caused by lottery.
I
j Extraordinary Mistake .—An industrious
p 0fJ1 . m;l „ ( named Macbride, living in Kevin
gtreet, Dublin, whose wife had been for
■ some time confined in a fever hospital, re
ceived a notification front the hospital, that
lus wife had just died, and requiring him to
. send a coffin to have the body removed.—
j The poor husband, anxious to testify his re
speet for the memory of his deceased wife,
! by providing for the interment of her re
mains in the most decent style possible, tax
ed his slender means to the utmost forthat
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ed this v
j P ur P n * e > B " d re P : "l' ed to t! »e. Hospital with
: a 'V' mk 'vbtcl' was received from him
; at ^ c . * Hte -" nd ^«rtly afterwards returned,
, ' he ' e ? d bod >;. 1 and '' avl "S the
! ,d enet ' down. 1 he husband, and
s^cral friends who accompanied him, had
t ' ,( ' 'l 0 ''''"' conve >' ed toU . ie Cabbage .gardens,
Ke Y m and there interred. However,
an h"" 1 ' had scarcely elapsed after his re
| ur " f, ' om , tlie funcr '' 1 ' , wl 1 ' e 1 n alu " e
his house, he was startled by the sound of a
well-known voice at the door, desiring ad
mission. Or> opening the door, he almost
sunk to the earth, on beholding what he con
ceived to he the apparition of his departed
wife, hut which was in reality and substance,
herself, returned, having recovered, from
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the hospital. I he m,-take-fur mistake it
was, was now traced to the hospital notifie»
tion having been unwittingly sent to thc
wrong person. The shock, however, proved
too much for the poor man, and he yester
day became an inmate in the same hospital
iu which the mistake had occurred.
Dublin Morn. Pont.
TURKEY.—The treasury of thc Grand
Scignnr has been enriched with the pillage
of the Janissaries, estimated at 20 millions of
piastres (nearly JÇ6, 006,000) without includ
ing the estates which belonged to them; and
the pillage of the Jewish banker Chubtchi,
consisting in part of 160 shawlsof gieut val
ue, and of 137,350 purses, (£6,000,000) more
than half of which was in gold, ready mo
ney, and diamonds, and thc rest in hills on
the Pacha, ami ather personages. Chabt
chi possessed besides, great estates, which
are said to be in the name of his widow.
These immense confiscations have enabled
the Grand Seignor to complete all the ar
rangements for his new military force with
out draxyirg a piastre from his
own trta;
urcs, which ave carefully boarded bv h; m
repossess too great riches appears^ s'
the possessor's misfortune in a coum '
where there is no law but the will 0 f'a. 7
pot, nor noright but his pleasure dts
Annual prizes as a reward forvirtuoua
were first awarded by the French
1783.
The prize in 1785 wa, decreed to a ,
small property for noble and rare disinterest
ness in having refused a lc.racv of 2UÜ 000 li,
and persuaded ttie testator to 'leave his nroJ»*
to his natural heirs. He received the Jjf*
medal, but insisted upon remitting through
secretary of the Academy, its value to a |)
as a reward for a like generous act as his own
but which did not occur within the year t
1786 J hi » pj iie WM "tljotlged to a chambermaid
who for fifteen years supported her mistres.
whenjin a state of indigence. '
actions
Academy in
There are certain absurdities in France, whirl,
in England, we would scarcely believe possible'
One morning, while we were in Paris, our t u
ipiey déplace did not appear as usual. Breakfast
past, tile carriage drove to the door, still no hr.
quey, and Lol. C. in a passion had sent to en
gage another, when, panting with exertion, the'
gentleman appeared. "He was very sorry hr
begged ten thousand pardons, lie hoped to have
got his little affair over sooner," Your affairs
you scoundrel; what are your affairs to us- ( ' 0
you think we are to sit waiting here, while you
are running after your own affairs? "Pardonnez
moi, Monsieur," said the lacquey, with a low bow
and laying his hand on his heart—"but it was an
affair of honor. " Ami the man had actually been
fighting a duel that morning with swords, with
another lacquey, in consequence of some quarrel
while waiting for us at the French Opera, the
night before.— Neui-London Monthly Magazine
Elarncy .—This is the name of a castle about i
miles from Cork. Adjoining to the inhabited
mansion there wus formerly a large square tower
with a winding stone staircase to the top; thé
floors were all gone but the stone roof was entires
it was the custom here for all strangers who as
cended to thc top of the tower to creep on their
hands ami knees to the corner-stone of the high
est pinnacle, and kiss thc same; bv virtue of
which the parties ever after were said to be cn
(lowed with extraordinary powers of loquacity
and persuasion. Though nobody could have
believed that kissing the stone had any such ef
fect, the custom followed, through innocent
mirth, ami it accordingly became a common say
ing at Cork, of any prating fellow "he lias been
at Blarney," and hence the phrase, "none of your
Blarney. "—-IkiLlin Morning Post.
pavpopoo
UONOREÎiS.— — 1 lie Second Session of the
Nineteenth Congress, convened at Washing
ton, pursuant to adjournment, on Monday,
*•«—•«• *— «? w* —
at ! crit ! ec I *he first day. In Senate, Darnel
Rodney, E*q.appeared in the place of Nieh
olaa Van Dyke, Esq. deceased; was sworn,
a „d took his seat. Mr. Clayton, of Del. a
.. r .. „ , . .
rose ' and 1,1 a fcel,n B manner alluded t0 thc
recent death of Mr. Van Dyke, late Senator
t front this state, whose talents, integrity and
THE WZ1MINGTONTAN,
AND
DELAWARE ADVERTISER.
Thursday, Dec'r. 14,1826.
*A Citizen" shall appear next veek.
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amiable deportment, he said, were too well
known, to need any eulogy; and concluded by
offering a resolution that the members of
that body would shew their respect for thc
deceased, by wearing crape upon the left
arm for thirty days. Mr. Ilaynes, ot South
Carolina, gave notice that on Wednesday he
should ask leave to bring in a bill for es
tablishing a uniform system of Bankruptcy
in the United States.
In the House of Representatives on Thurs
day, on motion of Mr. Conway, of Arkansas,
it was
Resolved, That the Committee on Roads
and Canals be instructed to inquire into thc
expediency of making an appropriation to
complete the road authorised by the act of
Congress ot the 31st January, 1824, from %
point opposite to Memphis in Tenn» to Lit*
tie Rock, in Arkansas.
On motion of Mr. Wing, of Michigan, it
was
Resolved, That the Committee on Mili
tary Affairs, be instructed to inquire whether
any additional measures are necessary to be
adopted for the defence of the Northwestern
Frontier.
DUTY ON WOOL.
On motion of Mr. Pearce, of Rhode Isl
and, it was
Resolved, That the Committee on Man
ufactures be instructed to inquire into the
wool
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expediency of increasing the duty upon
imported into the U. States.
PUBLIC LANDS.
On motion of Mr. Cook, of Illinois, it was
Itesotvcd, That the Committee on P u "'
lie Lands be instructed to inquire into tlm
expediency of causing the Public Lands o.
the United States to be examined and class
ed, preparatory to the sale thereof, regain
ing, in such classification, the situations, as
well as quality, ami of regulating the price
according to the value thereof.
Resolved, That the same Committee be
instructed to inquire whether any, and, u
I any, what further provision ought to be
it | ^ to secure a speedy and entire extra
gltisU ^ cnt nf tl)e a , P bt d ' c by individuals tn
the United States, for lands purchased un
der the credit system.
On motion of Mr. Peter, of Maryland, it
was ,
Rcsohied, That thc Committee on Roads and
Canals, be instructed to inquire intothe expe
diency of authorizing a survey of a roadIfi otn
thc junction of the Baltimore and vVa-.n
ington turnpike roads at Fredcricktown. m
Maryland, to Harper's Ferry, in \ irK 1 '"-';
and from thence to intersect the route late.,
surveyed from the Seat of Goveromeu.,
through Winchester, in Virginia, to rate,
sect tiye National Road at or near C-timD- -
land.
On motion of Mr. Lawrence, it wa9 .
Resolved, That the Committee on Koara,
and Canals, be instructed to inquire into
expediency of providing, by law, for the
pair and permanent preservation ot
Cumberland Roati. by establishing toil gat
tliereon, or otherwise. , ,
The House proceeded to ba *
Chaplain îu CottjÇress for the present
of

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