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HEMiV B. MASSEK,? reaiismcm ad JOSEPH EISKJjW PnoridToii. orriCI IS !ltT STHIST, KtlR fEMI. TUB" AMERICA .V i published every !Mr y at TWO DOLLARS r tmm to be iJ hnlf yearly n advance-. Mo paper disconlin J till all arrearage, are fitUU IV subscription received for a less period lh in month-. All coinmuiiicaliona or letter on fincai relating to Ilia ullice, to insure attention, it be POST PAID. AMBBICAN AND SIIAMOKIN JOURNAL; Ahsouteacqim-srerree in the decisions of the majority, iho Vital principle of Ropublica. from which there is no appe al but to force, the vital principle and Immediate parent of desp itisin. JKFf:iiso!. Ily Manser & Liscly, Kunbtiry, JVftl ihUmbcrlanU Co Saturday, Xovortiticr IS 11. vol. ii--uw rut. TOY From (he Halimorc Daily Argu. The ItVftth rtihv lttik Rlll XV hn kill-d the tlai.k bill! I, mid John Tyler, I hursted il niLRn, 1 killed the li nk bill. Who saw il die t VV, muiI the "twcniv-scvrn," We Haw the blow given, XV t anw it die. "Who caught ils blond J I, said John Sergeant, The cise it was "urgent," I caught its blood. Who'll lay it out t 1, mid Silas VVtitflit, And I pledge It do it tight, I'll 1 iy it out. Who'll keep the wake I I. said John Uenien, 1 am fond of tarrying," I'll keep the wake. Who'll make its shroud I I. said 15u hanan I'm nlile t pi in one, . I'll make the shruud. Who'll make the colfiu ! I, S lid John Calhoun, And I'll do il very scon, I'll ni.ike the collin. Who'll dig the (trave ! I, said Tom Uenton And straight to work he went on I'll dig 1 1 10 grave. Who'll e irry the p ill ? Wo. said the I.iikevs, We'll do it by "hokcy!" We'il carry Ihe pall. Who'd toll Ihe 111 ! I, said Woodbury, And I'll do il in a hurry, And I'd toll the bell. Who'll l-e chief mourner ! I, said Henry Clay, 'It is nil in my way," I'll he chief mourner. Who'll be the parson t 1 will, said John Holts, Thiouuh "plots and c.unterpluts," I'd be the parson. Who'd sav amen 1 I, said "Old Hu-koiy," Akev, death lo ail trickery. I'll say amen. I Who'll p'cach the funeral ! I I, said Harry Clny, j You know "it'a all in my way," I'll preach the liiiurul. l'hr A did loll, the pill did move, The ihwii nrr slulie.l ai;ain and aoiii. The parson drawled some piliii' word, And "Old ll.ckoiy cried loudly Amkn ! I'liey hmere.l ihe "Agency" down to its home, The place where il now lays and rots And there c.iu be een and read on the stone, That its dath was produced by the litittt .' JAKIJ. ?Iacliiic I'orlij. ")ur yhller hrn lias broke her leg. nil! never more he'll lay an egg. J'he brniille cow has gone plumb dry, And sitter Sa I h is til the pie. I bis airth is full of sin and sorrow ; Wi-'ie born to-day and die lomoirow. rztis r-arclLktiun In MVlnr 1'rl lai N. ' 1 the wine vaults of the I.'mk!oii ks this kind of vinous fungi lianas 1 d;u k woolly clouds from the roof, I Jiletely shrouding tllC arches from j rvatioil. Oil a Small IlicCC being oil and applied to lite IlaillC Ol a ' " Brc "- W,UU J n ixe "t'" B''y nongu. ; cpv rxilimnf J but nothing could bo .li roterel lie, it btllns like apiece of tinder. l)Ul bislliving heen twica to the -Capitol," when ! ,.,.,, lo tlm Cash's dcscriptio-i. Aii eii.r. lid Wine escape from a Cask in a j l.i;ibllure was in session, slamie.l his claims J mUl,y ,,.rht.,Ue with a spread on it, a trieted til t and ill-ventilated cellar, it will al- ' ' 'c-eminence ovir all other competitors, an I Ma te ,,,,., ,jir t!mler cf,cllp in , lliv )1ryi thcr resolve into fungi of .'I Sllbslan- ', Meici was ihe oracle of ihe tillage. Makocw ( an,,0 ,wrv l..d eipi-ctvd soon lo .ee the P.an . tilid. A Circumstance of this kind vry thing ; he hud all the consnpience and com- j ..(..rough: j." came llllder the notice of Sir Jo- P " '"y "( "" hal never -oeo h a e.tna', j Verrer, ofcJiirsi-, was the hero of the evening j Hanks. Having a cask of wine "l'v "II C"'J " -M' '"'S-1 l'Atl"s,v,ly he t. Iked l.ul and long. Cadi, as well a, .'e,al i l- too SWCet for immediate Use, lie M'L'd that it should bo placed ill a IT tO ripen. At tllC Clltl Ol threC: "S lie ordered 'lis bu'ler to ascertain ' .(.lie Ol tllC WIIIC ; When, OI1 attempt- I to open the cellar door, I.C COllId Hot :t it, in Consequence of SOniC power- ' Iislacle. The door was therefore lown, when the cellar was found to ; ompletely filled With a linn lUllgUS ttahle iroduclion, SO substantial US t llire an axe for its removal. This i a red to have grOWl) from, or to J been nourished oy, aecomposeu , :Ies Of the Wine; the cask oemg 1 ty, and buoyed up to the ceiling, re it was supported by the surface c fungus. Saturday hve. 1 ost. urns should now bo kept tVVBE and free from . rids. New beds planted .1 month wi'l need ca.P , k .oJ around the plant by ocMwn. - .New bt'dh nwy bo made uurt.- lliiq 1 From the N. Y. "Spirit vf the rimes." A PI A SO IS ARKANSAS. I ll THE AUTHUH OF 'TOM OWt, THK BKK HCTf:H. We shall iiecr forget the exrilement which ! aeiz-d upon the inhabitants of the little viRiRcof j llardfrralilile, as the report spread through the I cormmjiihy that a real Pi. mo ha I adually arrived ; widiin its prrvin. ts. Speru'almn w.is afloat as to i its apeuraiH'e arid its uxe. 'Jlie name wis 1 miliar wiili eve ry body, but vxhat precisely meant, none could tell. That it had bfcs was certain, for j a stray volume of I'd pi. Marya't's "Diary,' was ' one of the niot conspicuous works in the floating i library of Hardorralble. Anil Ciipt. Marvatl I e'nted that he nw a IVinn, somewhere in New Lugliml, with pant.i'ctles on. An o'd itiii j l foreign paper Was lininght forward, in which there was an adveitisment headed "Snitee" which informed lire "cilir.ens gencr illy." that Mr. Dolio ; ' Imh. "would preside at the Piano-" This was I presumed to nir in by hi veral wiseacre, who had j been hi a menagerie, that Mr. B b .link stirred Ihe i pi mo up With n long pole, in the same way the showman did the lions, and iliiMio-ce-rus. 80 , puMrc. opinion was in fav.ir of its Wing an anim d, I ! iliKiih a harmless one, f,,r there had been a land j j speculator through tlm villne a few weeks before ' ' who dislrilstled rircuhtra of a Female Acadrmy for tor The iiccoinplishmi nl of young ladies. Tin ee I circulars ili-lim ilv slated "the use of Ihe Piano to I 1 be one dollar a iiium'Ii." One knowing old chap ; destroy its tones." siid, that T they would tell him what so i-rce meant Repeated knocks at the doors, and finally nt the i he would tell them what n Piano was, mid no mis-- j windows, satisfied both Cash and Mercer that no j take. j bidy was nt home. In the midst of this disappoinl- i The owner of ibis ilrange instrument was no ! mrri'. C'ash di-covered a singular machine at the ' less than a very (jniet, and very rcsiK-ctahlc, late "J lrf itm R;,, ry, rr.ssed by bars, rollers, and sur i meithanl in a little town somewhere "down enl," I "I",J "' an enormous crank. Cash approach, i who having "tailed" nt h -me, had emigrated into ! il " ''I' iiW ,,e 18'1 prcsot, 1 1 tsiot, t that lids 1 the new country of Arkansas, for the purpose of ! wu ol'iecl of ,,U curi.,iiy, ind as its inlricalc ! b. tiering his fortune, and escaping hc heanless ! c,"'r rlc' unfolded itself, he gazed wi h distended sympHlhyofhismorel.lcky ncighlmrs, who feemed I'-""' ""d 'Mor,,'r -''''le I lo consider him an indifTerent and degraded man j ""'W tf"U Me'",r ,UI,U'J ,0 ,,,e ,hi"S" binuse he had become houistly poor. The new coiin'rs wire strangers of course. The I house in which they were setting up their furni ! lore, was too little nrrainged "to admit of cills," j and as they seemed little disposed to court society, I all prospect of immediately solving the mistery that j hung oho'ut ihe Piano, seemed hopeless ; In the j meantime public opinion was "rile." the deposi i tory of ibis strain! thing was looked upon by pas j sers by with undi final le awe ; an I aa noises, uu I latniliar, sometimes reached the street it was pre I siinicd this was the Piano, and the excitement ro.-e higher than ever. O110 ot two old ladicj, presutn ing on their ago and respectability, called upon the the same time aiizin Cash's arm, and asking him strangers and enquired after their healths, and . to desist for fe.r nf liie&king the in-tninient, or offered their services und friendship. In the mean- gelling it out of tune. The simple e iut'011 was lime they eyed cciy thing in ihe house with in- ' sntlicient, and Cash in Ihe j y of his discovert-, at tensity, but seeing nothing strange, ihey hunted ttlnt he had seen, and done, for a m meut I joked ubout the Piano. One of iho new family observed as cinceited as Mo Mercer birni If. Uusy ind -ed, carcli-slv, that it had been much injured in bring- wi Cash, from this time forward lo ev pi no 10 g 1 ing it out, ihat the damp hud stin ted its tones, and pingciotd- tlie einct appearance of llie I'.ano, that rue of Us legs was so injured tliHt il would ; how he hid actually taken hold of il. unJ as lis not stnnd up, nnd that for ihe piesent, it would not : friend M i Mercer observed, "pulb d uia-ic mil ol orniimenl Ihe p arloi." 'it." The cinios ty ofthe villagu wss ibus nl ave.l. Here was an explanation imbed injured io and it died comparatively away ; Ca.h, hiving ro-e bring'ng out damp ulfecing i's times 1 g bmk 11 to almost as much importance as Mo Meicer. fir "poor thing," calculated tin; old ladies, as they , his hating seen and bin lied the thing, proceeded to their homes, tr1vrig has evidently 1 Our N. Kngl md fain ly knew little or nothing of fatigued it, the Ma s sis sip fogs has given it a cold, : a ,),, eicitcme. t ; tbey received the visits and poor thing." an 1 ill y all wauled lo fee il with in- ' coogiatulations of iho hospitable vill .go,.,, a .d re crras.d curiosily. " I he Village" agreed that if gVed lo give a grand party to rciuin . .me ..fthe Moses Mercer, familiarly called Mo Mercer, was j kindnesses they had received, and the Pi 1110 was in town, they wouid soon have a description of I fr ihe first time moved into the parlor. No invi the Piano, and the uses to which it was pot, and ,iollgon occasion were m gl.vtc.l j . ailv at fortunately, in the midst ol the excitement, "Mo." , ,,,, .,. ,, :;.,., .. , who had been oil' on a hunting expedition airived "'bwn. M'" "'"' w ,"," of Mercer," who wa". J u ' "'.'" l" i 't" '"t-. since Arkansas was admiltej into the "Knion." "Mj." f"" "'' f,rt. received great glory of course, his on hi hating been to the Capitol twice, of bis there having been in the most i.i-liiona' le .oiiety, of having seen the world. His return to town was receiv.d with a slum'. 'J'he arrival of ihti Plant) was announced to bun, and he atmr, of all the commuii ly, sonihed at the news. I His insensibility w .a wondeiful ; he InateJ the I lh ng as a matter thai hewasu.d to, and went I on tosiy he had seen more Piano in the Capitol j iban heha l seen woodchueks, that il was not an I aninul. but a musicil instrument, played upon by j ihe ladies, and he wound up his description by say. i i,)g Mhat the way the dear ereetera could pull llie I mu-ie oul f it, was a caution to scieecli owls. I This new turn given to the Piano excitement 1 in Hard rjUMo by Mo Mercer, was like pouring oil on firu to rxtinguish it, for it blazed out wiih more vigor lhaii ever. That it was musical in- strutneut, m ule it a rarer thing than if it had bien J an animal, in that wild country, and people of all sues, colors and d. green, were djing to m.o und j hear it. i iin Cash Wa Mo Merrn'a light hand mm , In (he UngU'ce of n'flnrj jovjelv, b,g Mo'a : tojdVj lu laifUJge of HanLitablle, he w.a , Xfo'a wheel-house. Cash believed in Mo Merrtr wiih a faith that no Catholic believes in the Pope. Now ('ash was dying to see the Piano, and Iho first opportunity he had alono with hi Quixutte," he ej;irescd ihe desire that was consuming hU vilaK W'e'll go nt once, and see il," said Mercer. S'rangcrs," echoed the frightened Cash. Htimbuc, do you llrtnk I have visited ihe C ip ilol tAine, anA don't know how to lic.il fashion aide society Come along, Cash, at once," said Mer rer. On the pair started, Mercer all confiden. e, and Cash Ml foirs as to the propriety of Iho vjcit. . I'lii so fear Cash frankly expressed, but Mercer for the thousandth time, his vidt to the Capitol, his familiarity with fashionable sciety and Pronos.. which, Mercer observed, "was vnon Jinous." And he finally told Cash, however alu-died or ashamed he might he in the presence f the ladies, "that he need not fear of sticking, for he woukl pw him through." A few minutes walk brought ihe parties on ihe bread g.d!eries of the houso that contained ihe o1 jct of so much curiosi y. The doors and windows wvrc closed, and a au picious took was upin every thing, "Do they always keep a house closed Up this way that has a I'i.itu io it asked Cash, "Certainly," rt'idied Mercer, "the damp would cooly as a toper would to a glass of brandy and water, and said "that was it" "That rr t" ex claimed Cuch, uprniug his eyes still wider, and Ibrii wUhcd to n e ihe "tones." Mvat-r pointed to the cro-s-bars and rollers. With tiembling hands, and a resolution that would enable a man tube scalped without w inking, Cash reached out his hand, and ceiled ihe handle of Ihe crank, (Cash was at heart a brave and fearless man,) he gave it a turn, the niarhiiiery grated hardily, and seemed to rhmor for something to be put in its maw. "What delicious sounds," said Cash, "I'eouliful," observed the complacent Mercer, at Mis Pat e .ee D 'Olin'e would in the coir-e of ihe evening pei form on the Piano. The er tem. ot w a ioi. 11 -n e, ihe supper was passed over with a contempt III 11 1'ie tivils cal upon mi eiee'le it lace, plate I j r. p-atory to a dull tragedy in which ihe fm- is I i.pii a'. The furniuire w is al: cuii 1 . - youn l.i-l t s, weir iutj hys'erics at hi, wit. Mer cer grew m re familiir as the etenin; wo e stt.iv; he assern d that the eooij aiiy piesent reiiiiu.led flint of his t.v o v.sita lo the "Capilol," an. I il!ier i B,x iat,n ,. id y exi luite mid peculiar. II ipe J, f,.,.J inaketh ihu heail auk," and t ie P11110, alll ,n- mu,ic had been d -fencd l, ao long, lhat se. vera j ai,t.t BPl BJyoung ones (who shrunk instructively fiom fbowing any curiosity or deire) insi-ted upoi. Mercei'a asking Miss Patience to a- Vl,r the c-mipany with a hllle mu-ic 011 the piam. Orlsjinly," said Meicer, and with ll; gace of city dtndv.ho eallcj up n the lady 10 gratify all present with a lit lo music, prefacing hisre.iu.KsW with the rem irk that if she was fatigued his fri. ml Cash would give the instrument a turn. Miss Patience smiled, and looked at Cash hs knees trembled; all ryes in the room turned upon him, mut he sweat all over. Miss Patience was gralifi cd lo hear that Mr. Cash was a inu,ic'ai. bhy ad- mi,rd people with UlU-'.od tas e. J'asli Ml in.o cha'r, as b 'fuiwatJa ata'etl'chawMj up," On je;lu Brulmcl, u any of his admirers, could have en Mo Mercer all lliia while! Calm as a fcUm.iCi oiuiiiii, 011J as ro;nl. vilt as a lit v ly j painted sign.be smiled and patronized, and was ihe nnly unexeited person in the loom. Mi -a Patience rose ; a sigh escaped from all pr sent tlm Plana was lo he brought in evidently she approached the thick I. nfed table, and removed the sptoad, tliTowing it careless'y and grsccfu'ly a side opened it, presenting the bcauMful arrange ment of llie dark and while keys. Mo Mercer, at this, for lire firrt lime in his life, looked confused ; here wa Cash's autlmriiy in his dcsciiplion of a Pi mo while Cash himself began to r. cover the moment he censed In Ire an object of attraction. Many a whisper ran thiough the crowd aa to the lonca and more particularly the erank, none could see it. Miss Pnlicucc l.h.k her seat, ran her ringer over the octaves, and if Moses in Meypl was not ticcntrd, "Moses," in II ird-scrabbhs was. "Miss." said Ca-.h, the moment he could express himself, so entranced was he, and ovcicome wit'i as onish nicnt "Mi-is Doolatle, uhai wis that instrument that Mo Mercer rhutved me lusl Wtdusd .y evening on your gallery, nnd went with a crank, arid hid bars and rollers in ii." It was now llie tu-n for Miss PjiKmce. to blush, and a.v.iy wenl the blood of her eyebinws; she hesita'ed only a moment and said, "if he mutt know, tint it was a u Yankee Washing Machine!" The name gruted o;i Mo Meiccr's ear, as ifrt'sly spikes haJ b.en ihrust in lllt'in ; his knees Ireml.b .1. 'J'he sweat started on his brow, as he heard ihe I. mining wbisieisof vis iting Ihe "Capitol," twice und ' seeing Pianos as ph My aa woodchueks." Tlm seeds of envy, and maliciou-nc-s of fashion were at that nioni rit sown in the vi I igo if Hard-cia ble, and Mo Mercer, the great and ii.vulneialile, surj rising as it may seem, was the fir.-l vic im siriilieed at its slinne. Time were 011, I'nnos beca ne common, and Mo Mercer less popular, and he finally disappeared en tirely on the evening nf the day, win n a Yankee rdlar of notions, sold to the highest bidders, six I'htenl and highly coi.ccii'rjlcd," "Mo Moicvr's P sn.m." l.uui.!an)i Ortubtr, I ts4 1 . T. U. T. 4 Itfiip llools. ihe simple mode of roofing out-houses by nailing thin boards on light rafters, may bo introduced to very grat advan tage, particularly in the country. It is to subject the beards before using to the action of fire, by way of thoroughly seasoning them; nail them on immedi ately, and cover them with sheathing paper and a dressing of tar ; and a cuv ering, almost for a lifetime, may safe ly be calculated upon. The rafters, 3 inches deep, one and a half thick ; the boards half-an-inch thick, straightned on the edges and closely nailed. The following compo sition for covering such a roof was cm ployed at Wirkham twenty years ago, and is at the present time as good as when first laid. The roof is nearly flat, having a run of fine inch only to the foot, the boards being securely nailed and covered with a course of sheathing paper, such as is used under the copper sheathing of ships, made fast by small headed nails. To s gallons of com mon tar, add '2 gallons of Ilomau ce ment, .r lbs. of rosin ami .'I lbs. of tal low; boil and well-stir the ingredients so as thoroughly to incorporate them, spreading it very evenly; then sprinkle it while hot with sharp, sifted sand, and when cold, tar and sand a? before, af ter which a single coat of tar once in five or six years will preserve the roof lor an age. To the above, may be added Tin in combustible, impenetrable was'.i, pre pared according lo the followii .g direc tions. .Slake stone lime wii'.i liot wa ter in a tu!), covering' i'. to keep the steam, pass six quarts uC it through a sieve, it being in the s'.ate of fine dry powder, and add tu 5 1 yne cjuai t of fine salt an.l two g.illc.i., ( water, boiling and skimming CVerv five gal lons of this t u'.cd mixture", add one pound of a'.ui.i, half a pound of coppe ras, and by slow degrees half a pound of potas't r.n I ,,ur quai of fie sharp sand. The mixture tti!( mnv ad. nit of any coloring matter that might be pre ferred, and is to be applied with a brush. It looks belter than paint, and is as durable as stone; it will stop leaks in a roof, prevent the moss from growing and injuring the wood, render ing it incombustible; and when laid upon brick-work, causing it to become impenetrable to rain or moisture IV,. Cabinet. Q, j) ' ' .Miitakino Tin: Dm tuZa phjsician in n iH-igliburiuK city cu'IcJb fIi0I, ,imeattn, to hoc n yo.1.1- uiiii'. who ,.,, Hick, and a iiK.it? otlis-v tlii,, ,IP ,,V lAltf r w,li(.h ho oi'lv'd to be. placed mi ihe jniinir innn'ii chert. e Cul'.od tin' next im.rnui" to see his nalinnt. a 1 and impiirinn ho the blister hud (ipt rated, vun i-ilormt'd by the ludy of the house, that ;ui tho jouiio; man hud no chest, the find placed ihe hlir-tcr on hi triinh ; and sure enough there the lihrtcr rttick upon n la r-r- wcksIlu trunk b the ., t!.c bed. Von the American Senliht). Fiiltoirn Claim Ve look xvi'di j leastire uon the gi nnt strides of improvement 111 our (lay, and lake a great delight in defending this age of mechanical achievements, notwithstanding some expect to hang O.pon the skirls of time by denouncing it. The comforts that philosphical ex perience flung ftround us, by adding to the conveniences of existence, maybe said to prolong it. If we look upon the past or future, there are names whose bare mention waken up a thousand ob jects of thrilling contemplation. In that long list, we recal the name F !-. ten, a poor boy, born in a country township of Lancaster county, in Penn sylvania, and who has given his name to immortality. He has made the whole WVst a world of busy industry. The thouand boats that stem the head long current of the western Wfilers, owe nearly every thing to the magiu of his intellect. All the western lands, at ono time deemed of so little value, ure now considered a rich legacy by the American people. If the steamboat had not have been constructed, to resist ihe downward flood of the Mississippi, we would not sec the numberless growing villages, thriving towns, and splendid cities, a long the almost interminable line of the great Father of waters. And the dis tant public lands, the theme of every man's tongue, without steam, would be of little more value than the rose in the distant wilderness. That one should do so much, may well excite our wonder. Such men belong to the country, yes, to the world. or can we do fuli jus tice to these useful Philosophers in the run of all time. We were drawn into this train of thinking by pursuing the following article, in the New York Ex press, showing the time when steam had just begun to push itself into notice. Letter from Robert Fulton to the A mericin citizens : .New York. Aug. 20, 808. Sir : 1 arrived this afternoon, at 1 o'clock, in the steamboat from Albany. As the success of my experiment gives me great hopes that such boats may be rendered of much imortance to my country, to prevent erroneous opinions, and give some satisfaction to the friends of useful improvements, you will have the goodness to publish the following statement of facts : I left New York 011 Monday, nt ) ,y clock, and arrived at Clermont, thr rfCa. of Chancellor Livngston.at 1 "''.ock on Tuesday time, U 1 hours, d is' -nce jjn miles. On Wednesday, j departed from the Chancellor's at '.', lric mor. ing, and arrived at Albany at in the afternoon. Distanc 0 40 mics, time 8 hours. The sum ,,rtus 15,) tri;ios jn .'!'. hours, cpm! r mi0s ;in )om.t On lucsd-.v, al ., 0'clock in the morning,! left Albany, and arrived at the Char jellor's, at Ji in the evening. I start-j f,om ihcncc at 7, and arrived at N'.cw York on Friday, at 4 in the af prnoon. lime !H) fri ours, space run Jsjiroiigh, 150 miles, ecjual to .r miles an hour. Throughout the w hole way, my going and returning, the wind was a head, no advantage could be drawn fiv.ii my sails 5 the whole lias, therefore been performed by the power ofthe steam engine. Your obedient servant HOBERT FULTON. Fulton, in conversing with Judge Sto ry, gave the following account of this experiment: "When," said he, "I was building my first boat, the Clermont, at New York, the project was viewed bv the public cither with indill'erence or. w till contempt ns a visionary scheme. My friends were civil, b'U tb.fV were shy. They listened with pat'ience to my explanations, but w'(l, a settled cast of incredulity uvi lhr',r countenances. I felt the forte uf'.he lanienta'ti.m ofthe 1'iu h Would 'nU leae'i, lo -sv.- a -inkinn land. All hun, '..niie sid you. snil few u ulerstand.' "-V 1 had ocensioii to p iss daily to a'.id from my building yard, while my boat was in progress, I had often loiter ed, unknown, near tho idlo group of strangers, gathered in 11 litila circle, and heard various inquiries relative to the object of this new vehicle. The Ian puay;e was uniformly thatof score,, neer or l idicule. The loud lau'.'h rose al mv expense, the jests, the wild calculation's of losses and expenditures, tho dull but endless reetiti(,ns of the Fulton Foil v. Never did a single jticournging remark, a bright hope, or a warm' winh, cross my path. Silence itself w as but polite ness, veiling its remarks, or hiding its reproai hc. Al length the day aruved rmccs or Anvi.n sqosre 1 insertion, . . f 0 40 I do S do . . . 0 76 I do 8 do - . . . I 0(1 Kv.'ry rtubrfcqui'nlfo'4'riii n, 0 85 Venrly Adroilis'cmrntft, (with tho firiv'ilrge ot alteration) one coluain hslf column, g!8, rnrpe Bi(uari, 12 ; two mjuarca, f 9 t one piw. Without Ihe privilcgff of altrialion a liberal discount will be rnnde. Advertisement left Without direction os to the lenth of Itinro lh are to he published, will be continued tlfrtil wdrtefl out, and hrged accord' ingly. CSix'teen lines mske a usrc. when the experiment vos brought in- to operation. To me it w as a most try ing and inlercsting occasion. I invited my friends to go on board, and witness the first succeessful trip. Many did me the honor to attend as a matter of personal respect, bet it was apparent they did it with reluctance, fearing to be partners in my misfortunes, and not in my triumph. I was well aware that in my Case then there were many rea sons to doubt my own success. Tlie machinery was new dnd ill made, ant! thany parts were manufactu; red by mechanics unacquainted with such work? and unexpected dillicultics might reasonably be presumed to pre sent themselves, !'r'oin tther causes. The moment arrived when the wdvii was 10 be given for ihe vessel to irjve. My friends Were in groups on the deck. There was anxiety mixed with fear among them. They were silent, sritl, weafy. I read in their souls nothing but disaster, and almost repented my efforts. The signal was given, and the boat moved on a short distance, and then stopped, and became itYimovattle-. To the silence of the preceding moment now succeeded murmurs and discon tent, and agitations, and whispers and shrugs. I could hoar distinctly repeat ed 'I told you it was so, it is a fo-olish scheme ; I w ish we w ere well out of it I elevated myself on a platform, ani'i addressed the assembly. 1 stated thire I knew not what win th imttv r ; but if they Would be quiet, and ind'j'lgrj me for half an hour, 1 would eitH;y irr on, or abnndon the vovage, f' that time. This short respite w as concerted without objection. I went below and examined the machinery, and di. cover ed that it was a slight mal-nr justment of some ofthe work. In a 'short pcri od it was obviated. Tlitj boat vasa gain in motion she continued to move on, all were incredulous, none seemed w illing to trust their own senses. We left the fair city of New York, we pass ed through the ever canj-ini- scenery of the Highlands, rfC described the clusteringhouses -nf Albanv we reach ed its shores, am'. l'nunt cvcrJ lietli wnen all seemed acicvt.lit Wasthe victim of ilisapnou-; Inenti Imagination super ceded lb'. iDfiucncc of fact. It was then d 0i)tej whether it cou'd be done or if done, it could made of a value." tUc I'raiiKliipr l'livilcgo' No pftvilege, granting for wise ends was ever more grossly abused than is the "franking privilege." Members of Congress have beeli known to authorize others to frank in their, same, because they could not furnish franks fast e nough ! Mr. Prill, in his Report oh the lWt Office, says that the actual number1 of franked packages sent from the Post Office in Washington City during the w eek ending July 8, tsil, vas !01, 5IJ1 ! The w hofe number sent during1 tlie session of Congress preceding that date amounted to the enormous quantN ty of 1,31 1,1)48 ! All these packages were not only carried by the Depart inent into every section of the country, free oft ha ii ok feut it was actually ob liged tcpay to every Postmaster, whose commissions do not amount to S'ODO, two cents for tlie delivery of each of these packages! If all the above werd delivered, in addition to ihe tice of transportation, the rjovernment would" lose of its revcr.ue about SS0.000 ! In addition to tins, there tire about 13,500 Postmasters in the Union, each one o( who.ii is entitled o frank as many let tors as ho chooses. Now, if each Post master average one each day, tho num ber would be five millions annually J which the Government not only trans ports free, but w hich it pays 150,000 annually to Postmasters for delivering I Saturday Evening Post. S.Aiir.ii Twi.A Intieful youih in ohe of ihe Unner Dis'riets of Suuih dulins, had the jood luck t seo the Siainee Twins when they were in that State. After gratifying his curiosity by look. iB at them, he turned lo neighbor and asked, very etnc-tly, if they Were brother. His heigh b.ir lold him ihsi he ih u jlii u quite robbh thry w . W'. il," ssid he, with an sir of profound curi s ty,"if jiHl such an illier ps'r lJ b b.irrl in 8 ut'i Car bin, xo,m 'd V ey It SiameM Titrint tlHJ.'" Di ttosi'r.. 'Sinilo, do )oa know it at colon J l.idy V Yee, Osvsr, I t nk I do. Wind and wrdilef, ptimilien, she and dis nigjsr will be one flesh bo fore d m at Chnsnnas.' Whew ' !Ssm'o, den you ill hah a preit aJJi- lin io your r arrows it j.'