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TERMS OF THE ' AMLItlCAIV." SUNBUMY AMERICAN. AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL. I'ltlOCS OF AHTIMlTIiSKVO. I square I insertion fO CO 1 dn 3 do . T1 1 do 3 d 1 (It) Evry subsequent insertion, 0 t Yearly Advertisements t one column, $ 38 hrlf oolumn,$18, three aquares, $13 1 two square, f 0 one equate, $H. Half-yearly t one column, f 1 8 J half column, 1 3 three squares, IS t two squares, $5; one square, $3 60. Advertisements left without direction a to lb length of timn they are to be published, M . continued until ordered out, and charged accord. ingly. (Jj-Sixtecn lines make a square. . h. n. masse;r, JOSEPH E18ELY. PnnrnitTORi. H. Jt. JtlJISSKH, editor. Office in CtnttAlleyTTnlht rear of It. D. Mat ter' Store.) TH E A M ERIO A N "lpubTished every Satur day At TWO DOLLARS per annum to be paid half yearly in advance. No paper discontin ued till all Arrearage are paid. No subscription received for a less period than si mouths. All communications or Idler on business relating to the office, to insure attention, must he POST PAID. Absolute acquiescence in the decision of the majority, the vital principle of Republics, from which there is no appeal but to force, the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.- son. Ily Masser &, rje!y. Suiibury, niorthumbcrtand to. Ia. Saturday, Martli 15, IS45. Vol. (iXo. 25 Whole No, 233. 2.E3T FE1T1TEP. & CO. Manufacturers of I'MRELLAS, PARASOLS, and SIN SHADES, No. 143 Market Street, Philadelphia, rNVITE the attention of MntchanlR, Manufac turcrs, &c, &c., to their very eitensive, elc- cant, new stock, prepared with area! core, and of fered at the lowest possible prices for rash. Tlie principle mi which ihis concern is establish ed, ia to consult the mutual interest of their custo mer and themselves, by manufacturing; a good ur tic e, solliriR it at the low-i st price for cusli, anil realizing their own remuneration, in the amount of sales and qu'ck returns. Possessing inexhaustible facilities for manufac ture, tbey are piepared to supply order to any ex tent, arid nspic. fully solicit the patronage of Mer chants, Manufacturers and Drillers. OTj" A laiRe assortment of the New &tylu Cur tain Parasols. Philadelphia. June 1, 1844. ly HERE'S HOTEL, roioii:Kiw tremoxt norsn, Ao. 11C Chestnut Street, PHILADELPHIA. THE sFHsCltlBBR, recently of Readme, Pa., would inform the pub- lie that he has fnted up the above cape la&Jciais and convenient rstnblisliment, and will ol ays be x ady to entert dn visitors. Ml' es ta'hlishcd reputation i i the line, it is hoped, will -afford full assurance, that his guests will be sup plied wi'h every coinf rt and accommodation ; whilst bis house will bo conduced under such ar rangements aa will secme a chancier for the first responsibility, and satislactory entettaininciit for in lividu.il and families. Charge for boarding $ I perdav. DANIEL IIEKR. rhiladelphia. May 25, 1844 1 v To Country Merchants. ' Coots, Shoes, Bonnets, Leghorn and 1'alm Leaf Hats, fi. V. & Ii. B. TAYLOll, mt the S. E. corner nfMnrh t and fifth Sts., AJ3X X.PIII A, OFFER fur tale an extensive im--oitinent of the above articb a, all of which they hell at unusual ly low piices, and pafticul.uly invite the attention of buyers visiting the ritv, loan lamination ef Iheir stock. G. W. & 1,. B. TAYLOR. Philadelphia, May 25, 1844. ly "Ryq.fK.ir I'Oit .?,:.-The small linn, jjj containing about 100 acres, about 2 miles a Ouve Northum erl.ind, hdjoining lands of Jesse C. llorton, John Leghou and otheis, will be sold cheap, if application is ruaile soon to the subscriber, Nuiihury,' Aug 31. H. B. MSSEK. F L4 SI-i:i. The highest price will be given for Flax s'eed, bv Aug. 31. 1844. H. B. MASSER. pOTTAOR BIBLES. Five copies of H e Cot tge Bible, ihe i henpt st book ever published, fontaining the comrnentarv on the Old and New Testament, jost received and for sure, fur six doll ira, ly June 15. H. B. MASSER. REMOVA1.. J) OCT Oil j7li. MASSKK, KEsrEOTFFLLY informs the cit izens ut Smnluirv anil Its vtcrtmy, that he his removed bis office to the white building in Msilict inuie, east of Ira T. Mcmcnl's st.ne. and immediately opposite the J'ost nllice, wbere he will lie happy to receive calls iu the line of his profession. Suribuiy, May 4ih. 1844. iiXvl i iPe V A X s Talent Fire and Thief Proof Iron Chests, Slate lined Refrigerators, with Filters attached when lenuired. ST.1TS t, WATSOIT, Vo. 76 South third .9., opposite the Exchange, PHILADELPHIA, M ANl.FAUl Xlir: ami preserving 'JZZZL Books, Paper. L). eds. Jew t ly, -'Ulil, If'ilver, fee., &c, made of Bod r Iron, (and not over Plank as iiiiety-five out of every one hundred now in use and for ale are made.) lih first rate Locks and DaviJ Evans4 Patent Keyhole Covers inular to the one exbil'it. ed at the Phibidi lphia Exchange, for three month in the summer of 1843, when all the Keys were at liberty to lie used, and the Chest not oiened, al though the experiment was tried ly at least 1500 persons. One of the same Locks was Hied by itohl-r, at tbe Delaware Coal Olfice, in Walnut street, above I'hud, but dij not succeed. (Ej" IIoisiiiiK Mai bines, Iron Doors, superior Lockv, and all kinds of Iron Kail. litis, Seal and Co. pying Presses, and Smilhwnrk geni rally, On hand or manufactured at the shortest notice OCj CAUTION I do hereby caution all per. sons ag iinst making, using, selling, or causing to be sold, any Keyhole Coven for Fire Proof Chests, or Doors, of any kind similar in principle to my Patent, of 10th July, 1841, and also sgainsi Lining Refrigerators Willi Slate, for which my Patent is dated 21th March, 1844, as any infiingenient will be ilealt with according to law. DAVID EVANS. PhiUdelphia, April 13, 1844. Iy rORESTVILLB mi ass uicirr day ciahks. rHE subcriber has just received, for sale, a few J. of the above celebrated Eight Day Clucks, which will be sold st very reduced prices, for cash. Also, superior 30 hour Clocks, of tbe best make and quality, which will be aold for cash, at $i 60. Also, superior Brass 30 hour Uorks, at f 8 00. Dec. 3, 1843. H. U. MASSER. "OTONE WAKE for sale. O 320 Mtone Jugs, from I quart to 3 gallon, 60 Stone Jar, from 3 to gallon. For sale, ehaap, by Oct. 14 H. B. MASTER. 1IN S-'fsMflSllMeelebrated Woter and Provi l"flfe,'.fltCsion 5. olers. and Patent Pre. 1tertl'-i-,n'iumFire Bnj rw,ef ,,,o"f fellHWiklTtieroii Che-ts, for WASIIIVOTOV FAREWELL TO It I S ARMY, Decemiier 4th, 178H. Can tyrants hut by tyrants conqucr'd be, And freedom find no champion and no child, Such as Cnlumbia saw arise, when she Sprang: forth a Pallas, arm'd and undefiled t Or must such minds be nonrnish'd in the wild, Deep in the unpruned forest 'midst the tonr Of cataracts, where Nursing nature smiled On infant Washineton ? Has Earth no more Such seed w ithin her breast, or Europe no such shore? Bvko.n. The Revolution was over. The eight years' conflict had ceseed, and the warriors were now to separate forever, turning their weapons in to ploughshares, and their camps into work shops. The npectncle, though a sublime and glorious one, was yet attended with sorrowful feeling ! for, alas ! in the remains of that lit tle pallant army of patriot soldiers, now about to disband without pay without support, stalked poverty, want and disease the country had not the means to be grateful. The details of the condition of many of the officers and soldiers at that period, according to history and oral tradition, were melancholy in the extreme. Possessing no means of patri monial inheritance to fall bark upon thrown out of even the perilous support of the soldier at the commencement of winter, and hardly fit for any other duty than that of the caniji their situation can be aa well imagined as described. A single instance, as a sample of the situa tion of many of the officers, as rebited of the conduct of Buron Steuben, may not he ntni.-s. When the main body of the army was disband ed at Newbitrgh, and the veteran soldiers were bidding a parting farewell to each other, Lieu tenant Colonel Cochran, an ajed soldier of the New Hampshire line, remarked, with tears in his eyes, as lie shook h"n Is with the Iiiron : For mys-clf, I could stand it ; but my wife and daughters are in the garret of that wretch id tavern, and I have no means of removing them." "Come, come,' said the Baron, don't give way thus, I will pay my respects to Mia. Cicli ran and her daughters." When the good o'd soldier left thrm, their countenances were warm with gratitude, for he lett them all he hi.d. In one of the Rhode Island regiments were several companies of black troops, who had served throughout the whole war, and their bravery and discipline were unsurpasfed. The Baron observed one of these poor wounded ne groes on the wliarf, at Newburgh, apparently in great distress. "What's the matter, brother solc'icr !" "Why, Master Biron, I want a dollar to get home with, now the Congress lias no further u.-e for me." The Baron was absent for a few moments, and returned with a silver dollar, which he had borrowed "There, it isall I could get take it." The negro received it with joy , hailed a slnnp which was passing down the river to New York and, as he reached the deck, touk ofThis hat, and said "God bless Master Baron." These are only single illustrations of Ihe con dition of the army, at the close of tbe war. In deed, Washinotun had this in view, attheelo-e of his farewell address to his army at Rocky Hill, in November, 17N1. "And being now to conclude these, his la--t public er 'ers.to lake his ultimate leave in a short time of the military character, and to bid a final adieu to the armies he has fi long had the ho. nor to command, he enn only Bnin nfW, in their behalf, his commendations to their coun try, and his prayer to the (lod of armies. "May ample justice bo done them here, and mny the choicest of heaven's favors, both here and hereafter, attend those who, under divine auspices, luve secured innumerable blessings for others. With these wiahes, and this benediction, the commander-in-cliK'f is about to retire from ser vice. The curtain of separation will soon be drawn, and the military tcene to him will he doted forever." The closing of this "military scene," I am about to relate. New York had been occupied by Washing ton on the 25th of November. A lew days af ter, he notified tho President of Congress, which body was then in session, at Amnionl is, in Matyland, that as the war waa now closed, he should consider it his duly to proceed thence, and surrender to that body the commission which he had received from them mote than seven year before. The morning of the 4th of December, 1783, waa a sad and heavy ono to the remnant of the American army iu the city of New York. Tho noon of that day was to witness the farewell of Washington he waa to bid adieu to his milita ry comrades for ever. The officers who had been with hiin in the solemn council, the pri vates who had fought and charged in the 'Lev vy fight,' under hia orders were to hear hia com mand no longer the manly form and dignified countenance of the "great captain," was hence forth to live only in their memories. As the hour of noon approached, the whole garrison, at the request of Washington himself, was put in motion and inarched down Broad st. to Francis' tavern, his head quarters. He wish ed to take leave of private soldiers alike with the officers, and bid them all adieu. His favor ite light infantry were drawn up in line facing inwards, through Pearl street, to tho foot of White Hall, where a barge was in readiness to convey him to Towels' Hook. Within the dining room of the tavern were asfemblcd the general and field officers to take their farewell. Assembled there were Knox, Greene, Steu ben, Gates, Clinton and others, who had served with him fiiithfully and truly in the "tented field," but, alas ! where were others who hail entered the war with him seven years before. Their bones crumbled in the soil from Canada to (Jeorgia. Montgomery had yielded up his life at Quebec. Woosler at Danbury, Wood hu'l was barbarously murdered whilst a prison eralthe battle on Ling Islund, Mercer fell mortally wounded at Princeton, the brave and chivalric Iiurens, after displaying the most he roic courage in the trenches ut Ynrktown, died in a trifling skirmish in South Carolina, the brave but eccentric Lee was no longer livinsr, and Putnam, like a helpless child, was stretch ed upon the bed of sickness. Indeed, the bat tle field and time had thinned the ranks which entered with him into the conflict. Washington entered the room the hour of separation had come. As he raised his eye, and glanced on the faces of those assembled, a tear coursed down his cheek, and his v rice was tre mulous as he saluted them. Nor was he alone men, "Albeit unused to the melting mood." stood around him, whose uplifted hands to co ver their brows, told that the tear, which they in vain attempted to conceal, bespoke the an guish they cnu'd not hide. After a moment's conversation, Washington called for a glass of wine. It was brought him turning to his officers he thus addressed them; "With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take my final leave of yon, I most de voutly wish your latter days nniy be as pros perous and happy as your firmer ones have been glorious and honorable." He then raised the glass to his lips, drank, find added, ' I can not coir.e to each of you to take my leave, but shall be obliged to you, if each of you will take me by the hand. General Knox, w ho stood nearest, burst in to tear, and advanced incapable of utterance ashington grasped him by the hand, and embraced him. The officers came up succes sively and took an affectionate Ivave. No words Were spoken, but all was the "silent eloquence of tears." What were mere words at such a scene! Nothing. It was the feeling of the heart thrilling, though unspoken. When the last of the officers had embraced him, Washington left the room, follow ed by his Comrades, and passed through the lines of light infantry. 1 1 is step was slow and measured his head uncovered, and the tears flowing thick and fast, as he looked from side to side at the veterans to whom he now b'ide adieu for ever. Shorlly an event occurred "more touching than all the rest. A gigantic soldier, who had stood by his side at Trenton, stepped forth from the ranks, and extended his hand. "Farewell, my beloved general, farewell. '' Washington grasped his hand in convulsive emc t on. in bulb of his. All discipline was now at en end, the officers could not restiain the men, as they rushed forward to take Wa.-hing-ton by the hand, and the sobs and tears of the soldiers told how deeply engraven upon their a flections w as the love of their commander. At length Washington reached the barge at White Hall, and entered it. At the firBt stroke of the oar, he rose, and turning to the compan ions of his glory, by waving his hut, bade them a silent adieu their answer was only '"n tesrs officers and men, with glistening eyes watch ed the receding boat, till tho form of their no ble commander was lost in the distance. Contrast the farewell of Washington to hi army at White Hall, in 17?3, and the adieu of Napoleon to his army at Fotilainhleu, in 1S11 ! The one had accomplished every wish of his heart. His noble exertions had achieved the independence of his country, and he longed to retire to the bosom ol'his home his ambi'iou was satisfied. He fought for no crown or scep tre, but for equality and the mutual happinena of his fellow being. No taint of tyranny, no breath of slander, no whisper of duplicity, mar red the fair proportions of hii public or private life but "He was a man, take him for all in all, We ne'er shall look upon his like again." The other great soldier was the disciple of selfish ambition. He raicsd the iron weapon ol war, to crush only that he might rule. What to him were the cries of tho widows and or phans! He pussed to a throne by making the dead bodies of their protectors his s'epping stones. Ambition aelf, wero the gods ef his idohtary, and to them he sacrificed hecatombs of his fellow men for tho aggrandizement of personal glory. Enthusiasm points with fear ful wonder to the name of Napoleon, whilst justice, benevolence, freedom, and all the con eommitants which constitute the true happineoa of man, shed almost a divine halo round tho name and character of Washington. Health nl Cleanliness. A newspaper can not do better service to hu manity in general, and its readers in particular, than recommending personal cleanliness. We aro very much afraid that we are not as clean a people as we might be. True, we are in ad vance of the Chinese, with w hom soiled linen is no crime, or the Poles, (i-iVe some or" the speci mens of the poorer orJt r,) or sundry European people but nevertheless there is great rum for improvement. A class of petsons who have leisure, as it is called, to bestow upon their dress, certainly do wash themselves daily; but we have a shrewd suspicion that the groat mass of the community do not. Now one of Franklin's mixims was, "strict attention to habits of perso nal cleanliness,,' and this when he was a very busy working man. What he did ns a work ins man, in this regard, all others can do. With a clean skin comes improved health, temper and morals. Tho thief is invariably dirty in his person, even though he may sport a clean shirt by way of demonstration. In Boston there is much written about all matters of mental and physical improvement. Reform are the reignino idea there. The vir tues of culd water is particularly insisted upon in that quarter. From our authority, tbe Bos ton Social Reformer, we extract the following paragraph on this subject : 'From one to five pounds of decayed animal matter piss olT daily, by insensible perspiration from a human body. The white dust which collect-! on the skin, sometimes calleifgoose flesh, is) refused tna'tcr of the system. Viewed with a solar micro-eope, it looks like a butcher's curt of putrid tin at. If the ports of the skin arc clo sed and iinpi tccplible perspiration is stopped, this corrupt matter is thrown upon tbe lunoa( liver, or intestines, cau-iug colds, consumption, fevers, &c, &c. The remedy is to be found in the specific that will restore the system to its proper bal ance, upon the natural avenues, for the discharge of poisonous accresMons, and relieve the inter nal organs from burdensome clos that are thrown upon then). ('old water has been proved to be this reme dy in a pre-eminent decree. It is nature's ow n I remedy. And nothing but its simplicity, its j commonness, and the almost universal hydro phobia which prevails, eonM have kept its vir tues so Ion;; concealed." These are as important considerations to in- i divuluals, indeed more so, than any of the poli tical questions of the day. Without health, life is not worth having, and health is dependent on i leanliness. It is very common to observe small pot-house politicians taking the deepest interest in the a flairs of the nation, and neglecting their dearest personal interests by their filty and in temperate habits. A man will think more of Texas and Oregon tlmri he will of his teeth, skin and stomach ; but what is either compara ble to health, to the wondrous joy, and exulta tions ef spirit which that alone confers ! The same observation applies to the pursuits nf trade and all occupations. Men are keen in getting a living as it is called, when they lire diguing their graves by neglecting the rules f..r life. rir.l.i. Ltdgtr. The Uir.LK. A French officer, who was a prisoner on his p.irolu at Raiding, met with u liible. He read it, and was so struck with its contents, that he was convinced as to the truth ol Christianity, and resu'ved to become a Pro tertant. When his gay associates rallied him lor taking so serious a turn, he said in his v. lull calioii ' I have done nu mere than iny school fellow, Beruadotte, who is become a Lutheran." 'Yes ; bin he become s.i," saiJ his associates, "to obtain a crown." "My object," said tho Christian i.tTioer, "is ti e same. We only dillVr as to the place. Tlie object of RcriHidotle is to obtain a frown in Sweden ; mine, to cUaiu one in h.-aven. ?"!,' lish I'uptr, Carriers' Addresses ure generally magnificent elusions ; but that which the HartforJ Cmrant presented tu its readers this season, is the rarest specimen of the sublime. We give an extract: "But lo ! Piilmeto'i chivalrous Boal ! Her bottled ire burtt cork and seul ! She foams and rave, in rampant spunk, Like dog distraught or monkey drunk ! Swears she'll hitch on a red-eyed Dragon, To dire liellontt's carnarie wagon : And pull, slam bauz, war' dreadful trigger, F.re she'll give up one single nigger." Thetxtnict can only bo exceeded by the following, wiittrn n ( delisted uuthor: "Oh, Hurr ! oh, Turr ! what have yeu done ! You shooted dead Oieat Hamilton! You sneaked behind a bunch of thistles, And thooted him dead with a pair of hos pis tol " I'ps and Downs of Life. It is useful as well ns interesting to notice the changes, for the better or worse, which ten or filteen years serve to operate in a communi- i ty. Mr. Cist, of the Cincinnati Advertiser fur nishes the following instances in that city : I know a business man on Main street, who was refused credit, in 1H0, for a stove worth twelve dollars. He is now director in one of the banks, and is worth $l.rn,rXK) at leaBt. E vcry cent ol this has been mado in Cincinnati during that period. i know another business man, also on Main street, and was refused credit, in 132.), by a firm in the drug line, for the amount of five dollars. In 1830, that very firm lent that very man $5,000 upon his endorsed note. I know an extensive dealer in the city, now worth $100,000, and who can command more money, on a short notice, for sixty, ninety, or one hundred and twenty days, than almost any man in Cincinnati, to whin I, as clerk for a grocery house, here, in lSlil, sold a hogshead of suyar, with great misgiving and reluctance, un der some apprehension of not getting the mo ney when it became due. I know n man whose credit, in 1S30, was such, that when I trusted him for a keg of salt petre, my employer told mc I might as well have rolled it into the Ohio. Since that period he was worth, in 1,)7, $100,000. Again a bank rupt in 1511, and now worth $20,000. I know a man. good for $:H),000, who, ten years auo, exhibited a monkey thrcugh the streets of Cincinnati for a living. i know a heavy business rnnn a bank direc tor, w ho sold apples, when a boy, through the streets. I knew one of the first merchants in our ci ty in 1W'J."), who could at that period have bought entire blocks id' the city on credit, a director in one of the bunks, w ho, w ithin ten years of that period, died insolvent and intemperate. Another influential man of that day, whose credit was unlimited, beinir president of one of our insurance companies, and also a banktlirec tor, died within five years, insolvent and intern perate. Am tber individual, who was considered is l'-H?, worth half a million of dollars, has died since, leaving the estate insolvent. Another individual, nf credit equal to all his wants, and worth, at one tune, twelve thousand dollars, and a Judge of the Court, died in our city hospital, and was buried at the public ex pense, I have seen him once and again presi ding at public meetings. The founder ol the Penitentiary system in Pennsylvania, and well known in that State and elsewhere as a public man, died a pauper in the Commercial Hospital in that city. I have seen him tiddiessing the Legislature of that Suite, at I larrisbiirg, uml listened to with the Httctili'iti and deference that would have been paid to John Quiiicy Adams, or any other pub lic man of his age. I knw a lady, the descendant of a distin guished governor of Massachusetts, who sup ports herself by her needle, and tho niece of a governor of New Jersey, still living, who wash es for subsistence. I kno'.v a lady, who thirty years ago, in the city in which I then lived, was the cynosure of all eyes, one of the most graceful and beaut ilul of the sex, and moving iu tlie first circles of wealth and fashion, now engaged in drudgery and dependence, at one dollar and fifty cents p-r week. All these reside iu this city. What are the fluctuations of romance wri ters compared to some of the realities of human hie ! Fiiom Or. Fii.l.rti's Cotsari." and Cap tions. Let no service done thee pass unre warded, at least by good looks and words; which mny bpiret an expectation of real benefits, wheti time shall serve. When thou art w it h superiors, or with proud conceited persons that won'd fain be thought so, endeavor not to show thou hast more under standing and abilities than they. At all houses wherever thou goest, take caie to leave the servants pleased J especially if thou meanest ever lo come there again. For their tongues are genera'ly Uhisc hung. Lnt thy carriage be friendly, but not foolishly free : An unwary openness causes contempt, hut a little resei vedness, respect t and hand some courtesy, kindness. Make thy chief design, and thy great busi ness, not to be rich and crcat ! out to live in this wot Id, as thou may'st reasonably believe thou hast God for thy friend. A candidate for medical honors, having throjvn himself almost into a fever, from his in capacity for answering questions, was asked by one of the professors, 'how would you sweat s person for the rheumatism !' He replied, '1 would send him hete to be examined.' Character ia a plurnix which ran expire but oi.ee Irom t' ashs there is no rciutnc-fion. Mahometan views op A nunc an Poi.iTttjs), A learned friend, says the Picayune, who speaks of getting up a polyglot upon tbe prin ciple of Ericsson's propeller, has furnished ui with a free translation, from our Constantinoplo files, of an article upon the subject of the lato Presidential election. The followers of Allah and the Prophet have taken some interest in A- merican affiir since Ecktord, the ship Con structor, visited their country and built ships for the Sultan. The progress made in the know ledge of our concerns may be gathered from lh following extract. Tho barbarians have not quite got the hang of things yet; but all due allowances considered, they are as well in formed as some Christian folk who descant upon Uncle Sam's business with great freedum and self-satisfaction. "Of the three candidates," siys the Constan tinople editor, "now seeking to be Caliph of America, two are men of remarkable endow ments and the other is naturally popular in the Southern States. In tho North, where there are fewer penplo of color, the struggle will ba a close one between Mr. Klai and Mr. Pulk ; but in the South, Mr. Birnee, ho being a black man, will of course carry every thing before him. Should either of the former bo chosen, it is un derstood that the friends of the other will hang themselves in order to escapo proscription a species of guillotine very much dreaded by poli ticians, and said to be an improvement upon the bowstring. In case Mr. B. should triumph, there appears to be no doubt that the wholfj white population will be put to the sword. Of course the success of either of the first nanmd gentlemen will insure the deenpitntion of the negroes, and produce a foreign war, aa Great Rritain hns sworn to protect a racrt of penplo from which she outliers ro much wool to pull over other people's eyes." Lirnio whfn a Boy Liebig w-1;f- (ruifched at school as 'booby,' the only talent then cultivated in German schools being verba! memory. On one occasion, being sneeringly asked by the master what ho proposed to be come, since he was so bad a scholar, and an swerinrj that he would be a chemist, the whole school burst into a laugh of derision. Not long ago Liehig saw his old Schoolmnstar, who feel inr'v lamented his own former blindness. The only boy in the same school who ever disputed with Liebij t hr station of 'booby,' was one whfl never could learn his lesson by hoart, but was) continually composing music, and writing1 it down by stealth, in school. The sain" in t-vid-ual Liehig lately found at Vienri, distinguished as a composer and cunducter of the Imperial Opera-house. I think his tiauie is Reulme. It is to be hoped that a more rational system of school instruction is gaining ground. Can any thing be more absurd or tletesiublf than a sys tem which made Walter S.'ott and Justice Lic big 'boobies' at school, and st effectually coo cealed their natural ta'ents tiiat, for example, Liehig was often lectured before the whole school on his being sure to cause misery ami broken hearts to hia parents, while he waa all the time conscious, as the above anecdote proves, ot tho possession of talents similar in kind to those he has since displayed. I'l.reno loti ical Journal. Thk Bi.ioi Fish. Our Indians caught with a lunik the fish known in the coutitry by ttiti name of canoe or canMln, because nu other fish has such a thirst for blood. It attacks la thers and swimmers, from whom it often carries awny considerable pieces ot flesh. The Indi ans ilreid extremely these caribfs, and several nf them showed us the scars of deep wounds in the calf of the leg and in the thigh nnde by theso little animals. When a person isonly slitlit ly wounded, it is difficult for him to get out of the water without receiving severe wound-. The blood-fish lives at the bottom of the river- ; but if once a few drops o blood be shed upon thn water, they arrive by thousands on the siirfac". When we reflect on tho number of titer t fish, the most voracious and crul of which arf on'y four or f.ve inches lnnr ; O't the triangu lar form of their sharp cutting teeth, and on t !.e aptitude oftlteir retract le mouth, we reed r.t be surprised nt th." fnr ivVt'i they exalte in the inlv bilants of th b inks of the Apurr an. I O-onoc i. In places wl or - the river was very limpid, nr, 1 w lo re not a fis'- app-si ''d. we tl r-W into the water litt'e morsels of flelj cover if with blond, and in a few mininesa child ofcar ibes came lo dispute the prey. Tlie belly ot this fish has a euUine eib indented lik raw; its body, towards the i-ck. is ash Colored, witl a tint of green; but the under part, the gill co vers and the pactoral (ins are of a fine orange The carhilo has a very agreeable taste. As nr one dares to bathe where it is found it may her considered as one of the greatest scourges of thn-e ( linive. in w h'ch the stin of the mos quitoes and the c.-viequent ir-itation ofthe skit-, render the use of biths so necessary,- ;;; bidJt. To be great i not in every rWd power, bul to be goes', in the power ot ill.