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HENRY B. MASSER, i Pi SLtsmia asij JOSEPH EI8EI.Y. S PaoeaitTon. tl. II. ,71.1 MM It Editor, nrriCt lit MAD KIT ITK1ST, KtA PRES. THE AM ERICA IN" is published every Satur day ut TWO DOLLARS per annum to be Viid hnlf yearly in advance. No paper discontin ued till all airrnragca are paid. No subscriptions received for a 1pm period than hit months. All communication or letter on business relating to the office, to insure attention, must be POST PAID. SUNBTOY AMBEICAN. AND SIIAMOK1N JOURNAL. mixes of ai i:nTisi;. I square I insertion, . . fO AO I do i do s . . tl 7A I do 3 do 1 00 Every anhsee.uent insertir.n, . n 2! Yearly Advertisements, (with the privilege nl alteration) ene column fiftt half column, $18, three squares, 13) two squares, 9 ; one square, Without the privilege of alteration a liheral discount will be maths AdvcrtirrenrsnU lelt without direction a to the length of time thef are to lie published, will be continued until ordered eat, and charged accord iriglyv . Csix'teen line make a square. i .. .. ' .. i . 1 . - .i Absolute acquiescence in the decision of the majority, the vital principle of Republic, from which there I no app. at but to force, the vital principle and immediate parent of disp..tiani. .Urrtaso. II)' Manser & i:icly. Simbiir)', JVortliuiiibcrlantl Co. Iu. Knturdnj-, July ISi'i. Tot. II Xo. XMI1. The Stolen Kin. ut nar.RT momri. Ny ! 'ti a hanrjhty c!nre, bright-eved T.olotte, Too torn for timid woman; and thy lip! It curl become a kingly conqueror. " And wherefore may not woman' bright lip curl, When coward man insults her! Nay, Lolottei, Thy spirit is too lofty for ila frame; thine eye Too wild for gentleness; thy angry worcla Beyond a woman' diffidence with wrath ! I did but auk a boon a silly boon To real an inalnnt on thy dishing lips. And it haa angeied thee. Why, gentle cox, II it h never kissed a man an upright man Merely for poetry ! What ! mute, sweet en ! Silence, thou Vnow'al, Lnlottc, i full of yieech; A nd thine, fersooth, is eloquent. The Rh 1'pon the marble temple", and the cloud That hang upon thine eye-lid ; the bright fljsh, Those rich blue orb illuming All ti ll the anger that thou scornst to spenk ! Hut 'ti in vnin, sweet cox. Beauty's rebuke la incense to my spirit. I can feast On frowns from such a forehead, and be glad. Thou wilt not let me kiss thee? It is well. Moved from my purpose, I had not deserved The first cool draught of nectar from those lip. Nnv, grow not passion ile. The die is cast ! And though I died in that delicious stealth, Still death should be my portion! Xerrr, cor. ? Art sure, I.olotte, ome seraph in thy sleep, Hath not forgone e'en high empyrean, To press those blushing roses ! very sure 1 Nay, never heed my raving, call me all That sueh rich lips may utter; they cannot Nay aught that would profane Diana's fane. And I do love their music; and I love "Hush! hush! thou pert and worse than idle boy ! How sweetly nhinra the moon; and niaik! her hei.ms How silvery they make yon flitting cloud, Seeming a spirit's drapery. The stars Bright watchers of the night, Nonsense, coz ! The boon the silly boon I told you of Thou hast subdued thine anger ; and I crave A brief abstraction from heaven's horoscoiie. That I may read Don Cupid' he re, and thus ! 'Ti past, my seraph cousin; the wild dre.im That made thy lips immaculate, is past ; And when those hallowed altara of the soul Khali glow to other thin these thrice hlersed lips, May curses be thy memory, I.olotte! Nay, do not look bewildered. The wild tale Which my fond lis half uttered shall le told. deeply lore thee, emisin ! thy young l.ca.t With its rich gush of feeling, thy pure soul, liianu-like in sHtlessiieys are all My spirit covet in this lower sphere! Henceforward thy sweet lip is sanctified ; To whom, I need not tell thee; 'tis love's shrine, Beware 'lis not iiolluted. One more kis ! And let iti thrill lie mutual- It is well ! Thine arm, I.olotte; the lew fill heavy now; Thou art a fragile lily ; let's away ! "Ail thou hast said to-night is true, not 1" Ay ! all, o Heaven, I.olotte, Lonn MoHr.TH wrote the following poetic line in the Album of Niagara r alls, during bis visit in Novembtr last- Msgtra. There's nothing great or blight, thou glorious Fall ! I hou may st not to the f.ni. y s sense nnll The thunder-riven cloud, the lightning's leap, The stiiring of the rlminlicr of the deep, Earth's emerald green, and many tinted dyes, The fletcy whiteness of the upper skin, The tread of armies thiek'ning as they come. The boom of cannon, and the beat ol drum, The brow of beauty, and the form of grace, The passion and the prowess of our race, The song of Homer in its loftiest hour, The unresisted sweep of Roman power. Britannia's trident on the azure sea, America's young shout of liberty ! Oh ! may the wars lhat madden in thy drep, Theie eiid their isge, nor climb tti encircling steeps ; And till the conflict of thy surge cease. The nation on thy bunk repose iu peace ! Nov 2, 1841. Mum rum. Surah Nail. We find the following exquisite line in the last miniler of the New Englui d Review. Who the author is we don't know; and, what is more, we don't care; Vake, lady vake ! the moon are high : The twinklin' stars is heamin'; Vhile, now and then across the ky, A me-le-or are streamm! Vake, lovely on ! The sky are clear, Refreshing is the br rzea ! It blows my nose vile I sit here A tut Jim' neath the trtese! Vake, Sally, dear ! The bull-frog's note, Aie heard in yonder rushes ! And the vorbliug tree-toad swells hi throat, Singin in them are hushes. Vake, Wenua, mine! The vipporvill, tSing on that rail teirce yonder. Vile t lie owl pipe forth hi hoot in shrill (Vy don't she vuke, I vonder !) (Softly in the grassy lea, The moon her beam are pourin The stars look down and viuk at me (By gum ! if Sal arn't snorin'!) Vake, Sally, vake! and look on me, Avske! 'Mquire Curtia' daughter; If I'll have you, and you'll have me (By (ieoige! who threw that vater !) Oh ! cruel Sally, thua to slight (Here cornea the bull dog now !) Dow-wow," Oh ! uw ! he's gol a Alas! "Bow, wow," oh! uw!" bite," Mr. flotts' Charges. 1st. I charge John Tyler with a great usur pation of power and violation of law, in attempt to exercise a controlling influence over the ac counting officers of the Treasury Department, hy ordering the payment of accounts tlint had been by them rejected, nnd threatening them with expulsion from office unless hid orders were observed. 5!d. I charge liini with being guilty of a high misdemeanor in retaining men in office for months after they have been rejected by the Senate as unworthy, incompetent, and unfaith ful to the great detriment of the public inter ests, and hazard of loss to the public Treasury; the Government having no security fur the faithful application of the public lands passing through their hands, and he thereby defeating that provision of the Constitution which re quires the advice and consent of the Senate to all nominations ms.de hy the President. Hd. I charge hint with gross official miscon duct in attempting, in a spirit of revenge, for a constitutional exercise of power by the Sen ate, in the rejection ol one of his nominees to office, to remove a large number ol faithful and meritorious subordinate officers from the Cus tom house of Philadelphia, with whom no fault was found save that of a supposed political pre ference for another, and who hnd discharged their duties with entire satisfaction to the col lector of customs, and for attempting to substi tute in their stead men having no other recom mendation than that of a supposed acquiescence in 1 1 is view. 4th. I charge him with the high crime and misdemeanor of endeavoring to excite a disor ganizing and revolutionary spirit in the coun try, by inviting a disregard of, and disobedience to, a law of Congress, which law he has him spf sworn to see faithfully executed. 5th. I charge him with the high crime and misdemeanor in office of withholding his assent to laws indispensable to the operations of Gov- crnment, involving no constitutional difficulty on his part of depriving the Government of all legal sources of revenue of assuming to himself the whole power of taxation and of collecting duties from our citizens without the authority or sanction of law. (ilh. I charge him with the high crime and misdemeanor of open prostitution and profligacy in a willingness to barter awuy the offices of Government, and the principles he professed, obtain the support of one of the parties in Con gress to which he has heretofore been opposed. ?t!i. I charge him with grossotlicial miscon duct, in having beeu guilty of a shameless du plicity, equivocation, and falsehood with his late Cabinet and Congress; such as has brought him into disgrace and contempt with the whole American people, which has disqualified him from administering this (ioverninent with ad vantage, honor, or virtue. Mli. I charge him with an arbitrary and des- i 1 i h . r ' f"na' nn( Mi'"'0' resentment, with such evt- dent murks of inconsistency and duplicity as j leave no room to doubt his total disregard of the interests of the people and of his duty to the country. ' tith. I charge him with the hich misdemea nor of arraying himself in open hostility to the legislative department of the Government, by the publication of slanderous and libellous let ters under his own signature, with a view of l creating a false and unmerited sympathy tor ' himself, and bringing Congress into disrepute ! and odium w ith the people, hy which means that harmony between the Kxecutive and 1-e-! gislutive departments so essential to goisl go vernment and the wellure ot the people has been utterly destroyed. 10th. I charge him with an abandonment of an acknowledged constitutional duty, in re fusing to render such aid to the constituted au thorities of Rhode Island, when called on, as Ire had himself previously promised in his let ter to Gov. King, as a sacred constitutional ob ligation resting upon him. 11. I charge him with pursuing such a course of vacillation, weakness, and folly, as must, if he is permitted to remain longer at the head of the Government, bring the country into dishonor and disgrace abroad, and force the p-o-ple into a 6tate of abject misery and distress at home. I-,'. I charge him with being utter'y unwor thy and unlit to have the the destinies of this nation in his hands as Chief Magistrate, and with having brought upon the Representatives of the People the imperious necessity of exer cising their constitutional prerogative of im peachment, or of surrendering the Government to him to be used as a plaything and a toy, for his sport on the one hand, and his malignity on the other. SiNctXAR. A clergyman named Buffet, of Greenwich, Stanwick Parish, Conn., while preaching at Stamford, on Sunday afternoon lust, was struck speechless by lightning, and has remained so ever since. Another clergy man in the pulpit w ith him was much injured, but has recovered. 2'Vcm (he Iiancastcr Intelligencer. ANIMAL MAGNKTISHI. The undersigned, citixens of Lancaster, who wero present at the experiments this morning, Friday, June 21, at the house of John 1 Thompson, Esq. of this city, by Mr. C. P. John son, 1'rofessoi of Magnetism, beg leave to state the result of the experiments, as well for the benefit of those who may doubt, as for the gratification of the the public. The subject wits a girl, fifteen years of age, living m Mrs. Tompson's family, who from her associations and the slender means within her reach to ac quire an education, knew positively nothing, cither about Magnetism or about Phreno-.Mag- ni'tism. She had heard indeed considerable talk aliout Mr. Johnson and his experiments in Mr. Thompson's family, and took great delight in avowing her want of faith in them, exprcs ing, at the same time, a strong wish to bo mag netised herself, which she repeatedly asserted could not be done. This wish led to the ex periments above referred to, to-day when the undersigned, in company with Mr. Johnson, visited Mr. Thompson's residence, and wit nessed, in company with him, the whole trial. The girl being seated in a rocking chair, Mr. Johnson proceeded to apply the usual means to throw her into the magnetic sleep. After considerable time had elapsed, say forty-five minutes, during which she endeavored to resist the magnetic influence hy keeping her eyes open, she gradually fell asleep, her eyes as suming a ladden d illness, and finally closing al together. After some little lime, during w hich the persons present began to believe she was only in a natural sleep, her arms were raised, when they remained in that position. Mr. Johnson then took tobacco in his mouth. The result of this was that she first seemed to be tasting something ; and then her face assumed an expression ol the greatest possible disgust ; Mr. J.'s hair was then pulled, when she writh ed in contortions of apjiarently great pain; he was pricked, the same result followed. Her hand was then pricked with a pin and pinched ; but she gave no signs of pain. Mr. Johnson then fixed his attention upon one ot the per sons present, whom she could not see, when she stated the color of his dress correctly ; slated what his business was, and pronounced his name on being asked to do so. The same experi ments, with the same result, was tried upon another person. The experiments in Clairvoy ance were highly and astonishingly successful. She had never seen Philadelphia ; but on be ing taken there, as willed by Mr. Johnson, she described the Cnited States Bank correctly; called it a marble building, and said it had six pillars in ftont, which was the number fixed by Mr. Johnson. She described Girard College as an unfinished marble building, she also de scribed Cliesnut street, and other public places. It was in Phreno-Magnetism, however, where the resul's were eminently satisfactory results which were considered perfect, as having been accomplished without any possible collusion, on person who perliaps never heard the name of Phrenology mentioned, and was at least dec idedly ignorant of it. The organs of mirth and wit being touched, conjointly, she laughed so heartly, that the tears flooded down her cheeks : and then, as quick as thought, on the organ of fear being touched, she changed the expression into one of the greatest possible alarm. The organ of tune caused her to sing. The organ of lunguage induced very rapid and tolerably distinct conversation. The organ of comoauteness ..Kew.se prouueeu a grem i .! i:i : t l . ... i pression ot auger in the countenance. I hese i.- ... .i.i;.,i. k... i. ruuBf.uK .vBullB j.u u.rf ur sciences or rnrcnoioy aim iwCHiiieriHii. were c so decidedly and positive as to astonish all pre sent. When she wns aroused from her stupor, Mr. i Johnson first disputed the influence irom her face and brain ; leaving all the rest of the body j magnetised. Her arms were then raised, and on being told to let them down, she declared i - - i i ... . . i ... l.i : i :.. i. 1 ncr mammy 10 uo so, am. u.ey reumnieu position until removed by Mr. Johnson, tin be ing told to rise from the chair, she said sin; ii..... ... ..i i.i I ....l ;, cuuiu iioi. as rut; luiiiu urn mutu n i iti, mm n was only when the intlucnce was removed from her feel that she rose. The undersigned recat that this subject was a person entirely and unquestionably unac quainted w ith anything relating to the experi ments performed upon her. WM. B. FA1LVKSTOCK, JOHN L. THOMPSON, JAMF.S BOON, JOHN W.FORNEY. Similar experiments with similar results to the above, we witnessed in connection with the above gentlemen, thlsaftemoon. GEORGE M. STEINMAN, P. CASSIDY. June 21, 13-11 The editor ol the Richmond Aurora says it is so hot ther", that he expects lo run uu'ny before the tsuinmcr is over. l'mliittit Shoemakers. The X. V. Mechanic puhlifhcs the follow ing brief catalog no of Shoemakers who havcafter wards risen to eminence in Literature and in Science. It might be greatly extruded, but is sufficient in itself to show that those devoted to the cure of-otV.t have themselves hren by tin means deficient in understanding. We cannot forbear mentioning the name of J .toon Boku.vik one of the most learned and genius-gifted men who have ever lived who followed for years, even while writing his wild, strange books, his cobbler's trade. Lihm.wn, the founder of the science of botany was apprenticed to a shoemaker in Sweden, but afteward taken notice of, in consequence of his ability, nnd sent to college. Dtvtn PAii:r, the elder, who was after wards a celebrated professor of theology at Heidelberg Germany, was at one time ap prenticed to a shoemoker. Jonkpii Pknwif.i.i., who died some time since at Gray's buildings, London, and w ho was a pro found and scientific scholar, leaving an excel lent library, was bred nnd pursued through life the trade of a shoemaker. Hams Sachs, one of the most famous of tho early poets, was the son of a tailor, served an apprenticeship to a shoemaker, and afterwards became a weaver, in which he continued. Bkmiwct Badihhjin, one of the most learned men of the Kith century, was a shoemaker, as likewise wns his father. This man wrote a treatise on the shoemaking of the ancients, which he triced up to the time of Adam him self. Thus Adam was a shoemaker, nnd Eve atailoress! "ihe sewed fig-leaves together," thua proving truly the antiquity of these two branches of industry and skill. To these may be added those ornaments of literature. lFou-Rorr, the author of the Critic, and other works ; Git-Foitn, the founder, and for so many years the editor, of the Iondon Quarterly Review, one of the most profound scholars and elegant writers of the tige; and Biom field, the author of the Farmer's Boy, and other works ; all of whom were shoemakers and the pride and admiration of the literary world. John Brand, Secretary of the London Anti quarian Society, and author, of several learned works, was originally a Shoemaker, but fortun ately found means to complete his studies at Oxford. Wiwki.eman, the learned German antiqua rian, war tho son of a shoemaker, and w is for sometime engaged in the some employment, but finally burst from his obscurity, and became a professor of belles leltres. He was the friend and correspondent of the most leurued men of his time. Fox, the founder of tho sect called Quakers, vas the son of a weaver, and apprenticed to a shoemaker and grazier. Roukr SiiKRMtM, the American statesman, was apprenticed to a shoemaker, and found ample time during his minority to acquire i stock of knowledge lhat assisted him iu the ac quisition of fame and fortune. Sagacity of a Dog. On Tuesday last, a young, man about eighteen years of age, residing near Tapley's Brook, in Danvers, left his father's house in the morning, with his dog and gun, ic, for the purosc of shoot in it. About noon the dou entered the house, and appeared in a state of extraordinary i agitation, making many motions, which were afterwards understood to be invitations to fol- j oW !,,, but which .tlhe time ?CBsioncd aoinc .ini(,n(, lllnt ,,0 w obollt o Ml1l.r at, ! 1 , Uck orliydro(lllbilli Kimlintr that no attention . . . . . , . c n i a .1 1 Una nnt.l liu if li.t - hn Hiifillif litfl Wit limits' no 1,1 ' " vv inn rj lit. Htitinj im niv. m'u- i and was not seen afterwards for several hours, when he again entered, and recommenced his attempts to induce the family to follow him. A person then in the house, but who was not there at the dos's previous visit observing his strange conduct, and learning that it was sim liar to what had been exhibited before, conclu tllul t,oro w us st.tlW-it-t.t li..-U.x! iu his li.a.l lie' to constitute hint a sate companion, and ncrimliii'rlv tiillnwnir him nut to sl'i u lint unnhl J .. i .i i fAimt .if it A.I hrt III lux Mirprn.. tlio iUmv ....... , - ,- ran out of sight of the man who billow ed liim, but being recalled by a whistle, kept hiiuselfaf- terwards only a short distance in advance. The man billowing "through brake and through bri ar," but was rather daunted when the dogplun ed into the recesses ofa sWaiup. Ik'termined to see jt out, however, he went in after liim, and there discovered Ihe young man lying up on the ground Insensible and with hisfice dread fully shattered by the discharge of his gun. lie way taken home immediately, the dog follow ing in triumph, and although, as we learn, still in sensible yesterday morning, was not consider' ed in a hopeless condition. Sufun Gaz. There are moment of despondency, when Slmkeseare thought himself no poet, and Ra phael no painter: when the greatest wits have doubted the excellence of their happiest efforts. From the N. V. tUillivoUit. "liirrnnl i a .Manure." j We wish to call attention to a paper un-' der this title in the Transactions of the X. Y. State Agriculturist Society, furnished by J. II. Hepburn, I'fstj. of Lycominr, Pa. The facts there stated, agreeing as they do with what e very one must have witnessed to a greater or less degree, should secure for charcoal as a manure, a greater degtee of consideration than it has yet received. As it is probable some of our readers may not meet with the "Transac tions," we shall condense some of his state ments for the lienefit of such. "During the last autumn, business called me into Harford Co. Matylahd. While there 1 was surprised at the exceedingly luxuriant growth of a crop of grain, but lately seeded in to a field on Deer creek, and also at the pecu liar appearance of the soil. The soil upon which the grain was growing had a remarka ble dark appeal ance, nnd appeared to be so mel low and friable as nearly to bury the foot at every step. I enquired if the field had not been covered with charcoal and was told that it had been. I enquired when it wasdone, and was told that it had been spread upon it more than 20 years riqo ! 1 then asked what wns the general qunr Hy of the crops raised upon it, nnd told they were invariably fine, both as to quantity and quality." Mr. Hepburn gives, among othrr ex peritneets, one made by a gentleman in the i- ron business, "lie had n large quantity of coal that had become too fine to be used in his fur nace, nnd not knowing what to eta w ith it, con cluded us the easiest wny to dispose of it, to haul it out, nnd spread it on his grass field. He spread it late in the fall, and lor many years he intormed me he observed the most astonishing efiect produced upon his yield of grass. The quantity was nenrly doubled, and the go-xl con tinued as long as he owned the property, which was at least ten years." Mr. Hepburn ako states the important fact, that " wherever char coal has been applied, nt never affects the gwtring crop of u hcat?' Every coal burner is aware lhat a vigorous and healthy vegetation always surrounds the old hearths, or con) beds, as the place where the coal has been burued is called. We have known a blacksmith who made his own coal, that always wed the hearth for an onion bed and his uniform success justified the use to which he appropriated those places. In ano ther instance a farmer who was remarkable for his gardening operations, told us that his practice was to make his garden beds for his onions, carrots, &c, and then spread over them a layer of straw some ten or twelve inches in thickness which was burnt on the ground. The charcoal and ashes made by this dressing was slightly raked in, and then the 6ccds sown. In this way his crop never failed. Improvement In the Quallt)- of Wheat. Col. Le Coitecr, the most skilful grower and improver of wheat in England, in some tables lately published in one of the English periodicals, has given the results of some of his long continued experiments in improving wheat by crossing and selections. By continuing to select and propagate only those varieties that gave the most and best flour with the least bran, he now obtains overall HI poundsof super fine Hour to the acre, and so thin is the skin of his wheats that from an acre of.'yJ bushels, only lbs. of bran, middlings, and shorts were giv en. One hundred pounds of this flour, as re peated and careful experiments have proved, will make from six to twelve per cent, more bread, of the first quality, than the same quan tity of the best common market flour. The beauty, purity, and weight, of some of Ihe specimens sent by the Colonel to the Fair of the Royal Ag. Society, surprised all who no ticed the samples, and most strikingly proved the improvement that skill and perseverence can ell eel in movt common cultivatad plants. Gkix i kiik in rut Cii v. It is subject of fre quent remark iu this city, that a very extraordi nary change has taken place within five years, among the retail grocers. A gentleman of lei sure within tho last mouth has mule a tour of inspection throughout New York, and reorts that nearly half the retail gns es are in the handt of Germans. Many Comers that from lfc! to lSCi, hud a variety ol nn-'ccesl'ul occu pants, came at last in pofsesMon of the German prrprietor, and that the last has been snccessful. To the rigid ect my, industry and extriordi- nary civility of the Germain is mainly attributa ble 'he success which every when attends his efforts. It is also well known that the Dutch German carpenters form a very important pro portion of the carpenters now cmyloyt-d in this city. .V. lor Amer, Forty years of experience in government is worths century of book reading. JtrrEKsoN. MIAVLXO. Shaving's a paradm,- but lhuMa rlejr',1, fonie hae Iu some lo ,,'c7 iJf a beard. Bat in no. It is said that John Q. Adams washes his hotly vjvery morning when he rises, both summer and winter. This practice he hn observed for years, and is no doiiht one thing that gives tire Old gentleman that degree of health and activity for which he Stands proemi- for one of to is a'ge.---iennsytaMi(irj. rsr.ni.NE.is o StAKfJ!-A writer in tho Genessee Farmer advises those who are in t!io hnbit of destroying snakes, to let them alone, a they are early risers, and at work in th field by break of days picking )p those little d- ptcuators, thrj corn trwm, which infest corn Gelds, Cheap TriAVEM.iw. I'uelare frovn New Yotk to Boston has been reduced to $'2 3"i to PVovtdence 1 .V), and to Newport tl. Tim Hartford beat TOns for-SOtta. To PnMrttvK Mii.k. Put a spoonful of horse-radish into a pan of milk, and it will re main ewect for several days, either in the o pen air or in a cellar, while other milk will sour. Thk Dorr War. A man named Hiram Chappell, on his .examination before the Com missioners, at Providence, on T uesdry, avowed that he wns the man who spiked the gtins When the attack wns contemplated on tho nrnnl. He says, he was placed On guard oVcr the guns nnd drin e pine in the tnncli-lioles of three can non slily, nnd brushed the priming over them. This accounts fin the fap.ure of the attack. Seven Years at Cm ru n There- r s in Western county, State of Nnv Yv', " I man, a member of the respectable society ft friends, and who rirle from Rleepv Hollow up to the Chipeqtia Meeting, a distnnre of set en miles or fourteen miles goin' nnd 00-11:112 twice a week, for the space of fifty years. In doing this, he has ridden a distance vf seventy two thousand and four hundred miles or almost three times the circumference ol the entth. Allowing him five houiseach meeting expedi tion, seven years and forty five days. Hercti.f.8 Outdone. -The New York Cou rier and Enquirer gives an account of the most remarkable feat of strength ever performed. Mons. Paul, on a bet of two thousand dollars, pulled against two strong Pennsylvania horses in the daily habit of drawing from two to three tons a load. He was stretched on a ladder, and all Ihe eflorts of the horses could not force him from his hold. This evening he pulls a gainst four horses. Mons. Paul attained hi lSth year in March last. Swiftness ot Men. It is said that men who are used to it, will outrun hor.ies, by hold ing their speed longer. A man will also walk down a horse, for after he has travelled a few days, the horse w ill be quite tired, but the man will be as fresh for mjtion as at the beginning. The king's messengers walk in Persia, UW miles in 14 hours. Hottentots outstrip lions in the chase, and savages who hunt the elk tire it down and take it they are said to have perfor med a journey of 3,(5M miles in less than six wecks. hope's Itritiih Monthly Magazine. Charles the Second's parliament pissed nn act that only twenty printers should practice their art in tho kingdom. About six shillings current was paid for one and a half hours' rea ding in 16S5. A queer fellow reprimanded his friend for spea king severely of bustles, because, he said, i' was slandering the ladies hckintl theitbftrhs. A Fact. Two Frenchmen boarding in this place, went out with their guns the o'her day ; but as game here is about as scarce as money, they returned with a crow and a screech owl, r,,,ly Passing our office, wC accosted one of them. "Monsieur, what in the world arc you going to do with these birds !' "Me eat dem, siir !" "Why they are not fit to eat, Monsieur!" "Ah ha, sair, dey be Vera good, eair i bi ry ting's hide cooking .'" Germanfoirn Tti. A poetical friend of ours has a paper folder with the following line from (5 ray, marked on il 5 "The p'oUjhman homeward plods hi weary Way." On looking at the quotation, it occurred to him, that it might be expressed in various w uys without destroying the rhyme or altering the sense. In a short time, he produced the lid lowing eleven different readings. We d uhr whether another line cm be found, the v.uU of which w ill admit of so many transpositions, and si. 11 retain the original meaning ; The wearv phnmhimoi h h..mev.,-.l . The waiy pbiughmaii l'mmiJ ploj. h w . The iliuis'hinjn, weary , I UkI his h ..-i..-. w.. The j loutthmaii, we') , bom. a d pl ..l h W'eaiy the pbioghncn pled his riniiirw.ini Weary the ploughman boinewar. I pi d his n. HouirwarJ die ploughman pbxis his wrary w v. MomeiJ the weary ploughman plods kus wuy. The homeward ploughman weary plods hi way. The homeward ploughman lods hi wtary way.