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MAY 16, 1840. [No. 40. Priiiu><l by Uunu^E ler ?Qf t?ie W. A. Association. ~ PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. TERMS.?Subscriptions foi one year, $"2 50 in advancy or ?3 <M? if at the enit of three U10",h8- *?r .81* mouths, $1 50 in advance. Advertisements inserted at the usual rates. ' . . f p. All letters relating to the pecuniary 'nt"f9,9??; ;.y;ii(Fia; ner to be addressed, postage paid, to the Publunus. Alt Mtere relative to the Editorial department to be d: rected, postage paid, to the Editor of the Native American. Those subscribers for a year, who do nut K've notice o their wish to have the paper discontinued at the en<l ol their ''ear, will be presumed as desiring its continuance until countermanded, and it will accordingly be contin ued at the option of the publisher. NATIVE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Preamble and Constitution of the Native American Association of the United States. Whereas it is an admitted fact that all Governments are uot only capable, but bound by all the principles of national preservation, to govern their affairs by the agen cy of their own citizens, and we believe the republican form of our Government to be an object of (ear and d's i'vke to this advocates of monarchy in Europe, a d lor that reason, if for none other in order to preserve our institu tions pure and unpolluted we are imperatively called up on t" administer our peculiar system free ol all foreign influence and interference. By admitting the stranger indiscriminately to tiie exercise of those high attributes ' which constitute the rights of the native born American citiieu we weak-u the attachment of the i.itive, and gain naught but the sordid alh-gia ce of the foreigner. The rights of the American, which he holds under the <'o.nstituti?n of the Revolution, and exerciser by him ? the glorious prerogative of his birth, are calculated Jo stimulate 'm action", condense to strength, a cement in sentiment and patriotic sympathy. Basing, then, the right and duty to confederate on these hi>'h truths, we profess no other object than the promotion iufour ualive country in all the walks o( private honor, public ci'edit and national independence ; and therefore we maintain the right, in its most extended form, ot the native born American, and he only, lo eXercis? the vail ous d itie? incident to ihe ramifications of the laws, px^c Wive legislative, or ministerial, from the highest to the lowest loot of the Government?and to obtain this great end w? shall advocate the entire rep- al of the naturaliza tion laws by Congress. Aware that the Constitution lor bids, and even if it did not, we have no wish to establish; e.r nixt facto laws : the action we seelc vHth regard to the laws of mturalization, is intended to act in . prospective character shall advocate equal lioerty to all who were t*r? equally free ; to be so born, constitutes, when connected with moral qu.lities.m our mind*, th-i aristoc racy of human nature. Acting under these generic pun cir> es we further hold that, to be a permanent people we must be a united one, bound together by sympathies, the result of a common political organ; and to b* national, we nj'fst cherish the Native American sentiment, to the entire and radical exclusion of foreign opinions and doc trities introduced by fore gn paupers and E ?ryan poli tical adventurers. From Kings our gallant forefather? won their liberties?the slaves of Kings shall not win them back again. , R-liffiouslv entertaining Ihese sentiments, we as so lemnly believe that the day- has arrived, when the Amen cans s'tould unite as brothers to sustain the strength and purity of their political institutions We have reach ?? tlut critical period foreseen and pro. hesied bv some ol the clear siihted apostles of freedom, when danger threat Irom every ship th.?t floats on the ocean to our shore* ?when every wind that blows wal's the ragged pan,-ere to our cities, bearing in their own persons and characters tbe elements of degrada'ion and disorder, lo prevent these evils, w* are now called upon touniteour energ.es To fi - hi Tver this great moral revolution, the shadow ot J,r fiS? ' volt of glory, will be the duty of the sons o ?hV . wars,' and we must *o into the co-nbat de'-runn. -1 to ib de b* our cour'ry : to preserve her honor free from contagion; and her character as a separate peoole, high and above the eiigraftment of monarchical desi nisma. ARTICLES OK TH1 CONSTITUTION. First We bind ourselves to ^-operate, by all lawful means, with our fellow native citizens in the United States to procure a repeal of the naturalization laws Second. We will use ill proper and reasonable exer tions to exclude foreigner from enjoying the emoluments HXnJ"it ioc, whether under Ihe General or Sl.le G?rW?eTli'?t we will not hold him guiltless of his conn trv's wrong, who, having the power, shall place a foreign er in office while there is a competent native willing to ^Fourth. That we will not. in any form or manner con nect ourselves with the general or local politics ol the country, nor aid, nor be the means of aiding, the cause of any politician or party whatsoever, but will exclusive lv advocate, stand to, and be a sepaiate ami independent ifarty of native Americans, for the cause ot the country, and unon the principles as set forth in the above prearn ble anr.. hese articles. ; Fifth That we will not, in any manner whatever, con- j rprtarrives, or be connected, with any re^imi* sect ?r denomination : leaving every creed to its own strength, ?III I every m.in untrammelled in his own faith ; adhen%, ; nur/e ves to the S3le cause of the natives, the es i"Li?I!uV'nt of a national character, and the peipe'uity ol nur institutions through the means of our own countrymen. Sir//i That this Association shall be connected wi'h i t ? n ,,Vrt of such other societies throughout the S,l?d sLieS ? ly ?' b? ?" SS rir^lb. rtyled th. "Na. ** Vice President. Conned of Three. Corresponding Mere tarv Keeordinir Secretary, a Cominl.lee on Addresses to consist of three members, a Treasurer,and such others as may be required under any by-laws hereafter adopted, *nd wnose duties shall be therein defined. Ninth. That all the foregoing oflicers shall be elected bv this meeting, to serve for one year, except the Com mittee on Addresses, which shall be appointed by the ^Ten^That the President, or, in his absence, the Vice PreSent or! in the absence of both, the Corresponding II nr> ilintr Secretary, is authorized to convene a meet 'LSS whenever it may he deemed ??? cessarv. rn .oMsOM.W INfTkM ARV, on F street, between X nth and 12th streets.?Mr. Jamks >hac*eli>oho resptcitu -U hi forms the friends of fi ted nic system,-and the Public in general, that he has fitted np the above house as an Infirmary, where he is now r. a ,lv to receive patients, of both sexes, who may desire to ,o through a . ours - of treatment. Having been success fully engaged in tins practice tor the Ja-t two years,, wi h the late Dr. Beiij tyiiti Th ^rnsoa, lie flatters himielt thai I c will i' able io give general satisfaction 'o those who may put iliemselves under his charge. A separate apait meiit will be appropiiated for l> males, which will be uu der the care of Mrs. Shackelford, who has had an exten sive experience ir. this made of treatment. Mr S deems it unnecessary to append any certificates to thi< aiUeitiseinent, but wou.d state that there are many persons in this city who, alter haying been Wr years un der some of the most skilful physicians without deriving any benefit from their treatment, have been speed. , re Sed by the use of the Thoinaemaii r -med.es. Ihese J5T2.tUW of fact, and should awaken the inq.ur.es of %"'b^WHI^a'wU"mSd?ca".:'ed vapor bath. i ^-tTv'fiirft': ttal MedSs Wi' e ***?< spared and ^l^,s 8luCHELFORD, \Uy t?9m. F street, between 1 Itli and 12ih all. v HUMWRRY'S clock, edited, y_3-j. \ <wiiCh numerous illustrations by t*eoij,e ' ' l*-?*old' Browne, and a portrait of ^'e ?l thor, nc f"1,,1 meo.,ved and for sale at W M. M ^ .tMatiouery Store, four doors west o ^ ^ Hotel. : s ? * . - \ '*UILY NOVELS-REDG.VUNTLEF?Aim YY AX ?* eojtply the cheap edi'ioti ol the >?avei j 1 * 1 ?.da.y received and for sale by Novels tin w. M. J\IORRlSON, 4 doors west of ilrown's Hotel. May 2. , ' of aP 4 JOB PRINTING, mnptions, e-wecuted at this ofiee PO ETKY. TRUST NOT THE TONGUE. BY THOMAS J. BEACH. Trust not t ie tongue?words are but air That melt the moment they are spoken ; Of lovers' vows beware, beware! Too freely sworn?too lightly broken. Trust not <h* lip?the burning Hp; The tongue i9 r.ot more frail than this is ; And let not love bewddered sip, Its frantic joys in clinging kisses. Trust not the sigh?Love ne'er betrayed Hi? empire in the heart by sighing; 'Tis passi >n only plies the aid. Of this, the gentlest form of lying. Trust not the smile?the artful smile, So easy won, so sure of winning ; For while it seems so free from guile, It lights the rosy paths to sinning. Trust, trust, the eye?the beaming eye, Whose timid glance true love discloses , Then, trembling droops, yet knows not why, And on the glowing ch*ek reposes. LAUGH, LAO*, LAUGH. Laugh, lady, laugh, Tnere'a no avail in weeping, Grief was never inade To be in beauty's keeping, Tears are of a stream Where pleasure li =is decaying ; Smiles, lik" rays of light. O'er sunny waters playing. Laugh, lady, laugh. Sing, lady, sing; There's a charm in singing. When meledy its spell Upon the air is Hinging, Sweet sounds have often won More than the fail est faces ; And harps have always b^en The playthings of the graces. Sing, lady, sing. Love, lady, love ; Tuere's always joy in loving ! But sigh not when you find That man is fon 1 of roving; For when the summer bee Takes wing thro' beauty's bowers, He knows not which to choose Among so many flowers. Love, lady, love. The following article, which we extract from an exchange paper, is distinguished for its truth and point. We publish it in hopes it may tickle the fancy of soma of our friends who are in arrears ?Newport (N. H.) Spec. THE 1JRIN TEH'S SOLILOQUY. 'Tis strange, 'tis most prodigious stiange, That our subscribers are so careless giown In p.tying their ar ears. They cannot think That we alone, w'io publish Lottie world News from all n 'lions, and delight to spread Useful instruction through uu. spacious laud, Can meanwhile live on air, 'tis liesli and blood That wot ks the press, ami turns the blacken d sheet, Well stored and ready for their eager eyes. This flesh and blood must be recruited olt, ' As well.as ILeiis, or else the pre-s must stop : This cai s foi cash. Aud then liow many reams Of paper are .struck oif and scattered wide, c 01 winch no lengin 01 creau win oc Riven, It given at all?Uesiiie.s the type and ink, _ And many things required by those who print, For which our money must be answerable. Oh! that our readers would consider this! ^ And while they, laughingly, look our paper o cr, And gather information Irom its pag"S, "Do 1 not owe for one, two, three or tour Years past the printer who supplies me with This sheet ?" And oh ! that he would only add, '?1 will go even now and pay him." should we Well pleased receive, and with light heart pursue Our useful toils ; while conscience would applaud Their conduct, and give relish to the zest We may prepare. Come, then, good Iriends, and soon. MISCELLANY. ETHAN ALLEN IN ENGLAND. Col. Ethan All n was a man destined to strike the world, as something uncommon, and in a high degree interesting. He was partially n moated and obscurely brought up; yet no man was ever more at ease in the pol ished ranks than he. iNot that he at all con formed to their artificial rules and titled eti quette; but he had obseived the dictates of natural good sense and good humor. His bearing was in total defiance of fashion,and he lookedand acted as if he thought it would be a condescensi >n thus to trammei himself. It lis well known that in early life, in his own I country lie acquired an influence over his fe - low men, and led them on to some of the most daring achievements. He seemed to have possessed all the elements ol a hero?a devo ted patriotism, a resolute and daring mind, and an excellent judgment. His conduct as a partisan officer is well known in this country, and was of great ser vice to the cause of liberty dat ing our revo lutionary struggle. He was taken prisoner and carried to England, where his excellent sense, his shrewdness and- wir,introduced mm into the court region.. A friend of our earlier life, who was well acquainted with this of the history of this singular man, used to take great delight in telling us some anecdotes of Colonel Allen, while a prisoner in London. We have before mentioned the firmness with whi -h he resisted the a tempts to bribe Inni from the cause of his country, and the caustic satire with which he replied to a nobleman, who was commissioned by the ministry to make him formal offers to join the British cause in America. The incident is a striking one, and it will bear a repetition. The comtniss >ner, among the tempting [largesses, proposed that if he vyould espouse the king's cause, he might have a fee simple in half the State of Vermont. "4 am a plain man," said Col. Allen in re ply, "and I have read but lew books, but I have seen in print somewhere a circumstance Ihat foicibly reminds me of ihe proposal of your lordship ; it is of a certain character who took a certain other character into an exceed ing high mountain, and shewed him all the Kingdoms of the earth and t.lie glory thereof, ind told hi.n that it he wwiiM tall down and .vorship him, this would all bo his: and the added he, " didn't own a foot of them/" i His interview with the king at Windsor is netitiondtf as highly interesting. His Majes ty asked the stout-hearted mountaineer if they b:?d any uewspapprs in America. "But very few, and those are but little read," was the answer. " How then," asked the king, ''do the com mon people know of these grievances of which they complain, and of which we have been speaking." "As to thatsaid he, " I can tell your Ma jestv, that among a people who have felt the spirit ofiiberty, the news of oppression iscar ried by the birds of the air and the breezes of heaven " "That is too figurative an answer from a ! matter-of-fact man, to a plain question," re tjoined the king. "Well, to be plain," answered the rebellious! [subject, " among our people the tale of wrong is carried from man to man, and from neigh borhood to neighborhood, with the speed of electricity: my countrymen feel nothing else; 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.' I will add, with great respe t to your Majesty, that such apeoplecannot be put down with the sword." The kir^g made a long pause, as if impress led with the truth of his remark. At length, changing the subject, he asked Col. Allen if he knew Dr. Franklin ; and being answered in the affirmative, inquired concerning his experiments with electricity, and expressed a curiosity to experience an electric shock. The British Sovereign seemed to take pleasure in the conversation, which he kept up for more than an hour, and at length made Col. Allen p oniise to visit him with his countryman, Dr. Franklin, at his palace in London. Some weeks after that he was reminded of his prom ise by the nobleman above mentioned, and an hour fixed for the home-made philosopher of America to explain the mysteries of a new discovery in the royal family. They attended acordingly, and with ah apparatus chiefly of his own invention, Dr. Franklin exhibited many of those simple and amusing experi ments for which he was so noted, and at which the royal children, even of a larger growth, were much delighted. In this playful way, Dr. Franklin took oc casion to convey instructions as to the prop erties of this astonishing fluid. While the royal habitation was thus in a most unking'y uproar, the Premier was announced as in waiting'?The king seemed for a moment dis-j turbed.?" I forgot my appointment with the minister," said he, "but no matter, I will eschew business for once, and let North sec | how we are employed." Accordingly the minister was ushered in with ceremony, and; it was soon concluded that he should have a shock. Allen-whispered to theDr. to remem ber how he had shocked us across the waters, and to give him a double charge ; whether it was designed on the hint of his friend or not, was ?*i>i ?i-">cort.c*ir?odJ Kut tKo ptinrjrfi was SO powerful on the nerves of his lordship, as to make him give way in his knees, at which all, especially the Princesses, were almost con vulsed with mirth. Some of Col. Allen's happy retorts at the clubs and fashionable parties are still remem bered and often repeated. On one occasion he was challenged to a glass of wine by the beautiful Dutchess of Rutland, who seemed to have been particularly pleased with his in dependent manner. "You must qualify your glass with a toast," observed the lady. The ' Varmountcr' very unaffectedly ob served that he was not used to that sort of cer emony, and was afraid he might give offence. If, however, the lady would be so good as to suggest a subject, he would endeavor to give a sentiment. " O," said she. " never mind the subject? any thing will do, so that it has no treason in it." " Well," says he, "this may do for a truth if not for a toast," and fixing his eyes adoringly r 11 the far famed court beauty, he proceeded : " If any thing could make a double traitor out of a good patriot, it would be the wich craft of such eyes as your ladyship's." The blunt sincerity with which this was spoken, togetner with the exact fitness to the occasion and the person, caused it to be long hailed, in the ' beau monde,' as an excellent good thing; and although it had the effect of heightening for a moment that beauty to which it was olfered as a tribute, it is said the fair Dutchess often afterward boasted of the compliment as iar before all the empty homage .she had received from the glittering coxcomb ry of the city. A lady once sneeringly asked Col. Allen, in a large assembly, at what time fashionable la dies in America preferred taking the air. He perceived her drift, and bluntly answered : "Wheneverit was necessary to feed the geese and turkieS." " What," inquired the ladv, "do the fine women m your country descend to so menial employments?" Allen was always aroused at any attempt to depreci ite the fair ones of his own country, and with a great deal of warmth he replied: "American ladies have the art of turning even amusements to account. Many of these could tak6 up the subject of your Grace's fam ily history, and tell y ?u of the feats ot valor and bursts of eloquence to which your lady ship is probably indebted for your distinguish ed name, and mostof which it is likely, would be as new to you as the art of raising poul try." The sarcasm produced a deep blush in the face of the fair scoffer; but it produced for the captive and his countryman an indemnity against court rediculo for the future. O Washington.?The following analysis of the epochs in the life of General Washington, is made out from "Sparks'Life oi Washing ton," which has just appeared. It may inter est some of the readers of our paper. George Washington attended school until he was sixteen years of age. From sixteen to nineteen his time was spent in survey ins-, part ot the time in a private and part of the time in a public capacity. From nineteen to twenty he was absent several months in the \v est Indies, with a sick brother, and the re mainder of the time at home, settling his de ceased brother-'s estate. From twenty to twen ty-six he was in the French and Indian war. At twenty-six he was married, and resided as a private citizen on his estate at Mount Ver non, t:ll he was forty-three. At this age he was chosen Commander-in-Chief of the Amer ican Army, which station lie held eight years and retired at the age of fifty-one, to Mount Vernon. From filty-one to fifty-seven he pas sed at Mount Vernon, in agricultural pursuits. At the age of fifty-seven he was"chosen Pres ident of the United States, which offio- he held oight years, and retired again to hisfiivo iite pursuits at Mount Vernon, at the ao-e of sixty-five. Here he resided till his decease ? three years. He died at the age of sixty-eight. A clearer idea of his remarkable life will be obtained from the f llowing summary. At school till . . 16 years of age, ]<5 y>arg. Surveying till . . nj ? V a 7 ' jn the W. I. and at home till 20 " << j ? In the French war till . 26 " " 6 " At Mount Vernon till - 43 ?? ?? ? In the Army till . . 61 ? u g ? At Mount Vernon (ill ? 67 ? ?? g << President of the U. S. till 63 ?? ?< 8 " At Mount Vernon till - 63 ?< ?? 3 ?? 6d years. Laconics.?Spring is welcome to the trees, because they are relieved by its approach. I hose persons who are in business the most sharp usually get the most blunt. All blood may be said to be useless which is 111 vein. It is remarkable that in music those strains please the most, which are allowed to be dull set (dulcet.) The trade of blacksmith is one of little la bor to himself, inasmuch as most of his work is done bv a vice. A statesman beyins to lower himself when he consents to be hired by others. Matrimony is properly called a tender point, for a h'ind is not unfrequently awarded to the largest tender. The additional day to February once in four years, seems very naturally designed to increase the spring ne 'essary to a leap year. All persons who can defer their laughter until a convenient time, should be taken to the Humane Society, as extraordinary cases of '?'suspended animation.'' Tnose damsels who admire mustachios, must be insincere in saying they dislike hare lips. W hen people have red hands, they should nl wfiys play at |00i xs every thing is gained at that game by a palm-flush. Pugilists begin their battle from a paradox for they stand up, and "fall to." Chimney sweepersal way*persecute witches and fortune tellers, because they l;k-e to have a bru^h at the black art. James Fastman, the thief who tried to es cape up the chimney, and was stopped by the grate, must have fjund it a grate bar to his rising. In classing birds, we should say weather cocks are meant for the church ; but hens are decidedly the lay subjects of the state. The baker in Bristol who mixed sawdust with his brown bread, meant that those who eat a great deal should use plane food?and to give them humility, tljey were forced to bite the dust. t WHICH OF THE TWO? My first portrait is of a woman who has sufficient wit to excite love, but not /ear sufficient virtue to command esteem, but not tocontemn others; sufficient beauty to enhance nor virtue, but not her vanity. Of a woman equally free from the extravagance of love, the torment of fearing love, and ennui of liv ing without love. Of a woman whose gen tle indulgence for the failings of her sex m . others, renders her fidelity sacred in the eyes 1 of those who do fail ; w 10 lias so much re spect for the kindlier courtesies, that even the veriest prude pardonsher winning tenderness. Surrounded by folly and coquetry, frivolity and jealousy, she remains untouched by the contagion ot those petty caprices, passions, and trifles, which too often render null the pleasures of society, or .transform them into scenes of envious contention. Submitting to the usage of the world of fashion audits rules, she rejects its tyranny; and only con suits her own pure heart for her monitor, and adopts the counsels of reason for her guide. Her birth-place is France, and her world the saloon. ? My second portrait is of her who is happy enough to be ignorant of what ar<^ called the pleasures of the world. Her glory is to de vote herself to the duties of a wife and a mo ther; to dedicate all her days to the practice 1 of the retiring virtues. Occupied with the J management of her family, she governs her husband by kindness, her children by gentle ness, her domestics by goodness. Her house lis the abode of religion, of filial piety, of con jugal love, and of maternal tenderness I Within its walls dwell order, refreshing sleep, and the treasure of health. Economical and attached to home, neither the passions nor the necessities ot life find entrance beneath hei roof. 1 he vicious and the worldly-mind ed pass by he* portal; but at that hospitable gate the indigent never knock in vain. Re served and dignified,she commands respect; by her indulgence and sensibility, she makes herself loved^ by her pvudence and firmness, site knows Kow to inspire fear. The halo of her virtues, pnve as the lightening's beam, hut more permanent, exhilarates, enlivens, and blesses all within its benign compass. Her birth-place is America, and her world is ''homo, sweet home." Thrice happy is the fair one who resem bles either of our portraits! A thousand times blessed is he, who wins the heart of ei ther. Vesuvius.?The latest arrivals from the Mediterranean states thatVesnvitis is inwardly convulsed, ami thick cloulds of smoke cover the mountain top, the vapor of which is so very prejudicial to the vines in the immediate neighborhood, that the Government has re mitted the taxes of the growers. It is a remarkable fact, that the eruption# of Vesuvius have, almost in every case, been preceded by alarming indications ot the vol canic action in Perthshire. About a month ago, it will be recollected, that some smart siiocks were feh 'at Crietf and Cointre. It now turns out th ::r almost immediately after wards, Vesuvius became convulsed. It thus appears that there ronst! be a chaVi of strata of uniform sympathy stretching from the Gram pian and Ochil Hillsto-Italy. Tlrere is noth ing in the history of Scotland to show that the earthquakes were peculiar to Perthshire previous tc the great earthquake at Lisbon, but. si'.ee ?hat time, they have been more or less common <*n<i in th?s assumption 'hat a chain of electrical strata* dbes exist in the di rection, the conclusion might be drawn that the " foundations of the earth," so to speafcr where then rent; and thus, according to Dau ben's hypothesis, " water and atmospheric air* would thereafter find comparatively access "through the channels in the rocits," and, reaching the heat, which is believed to-"exist below a given point of the earth's surface," proouce the volcanic action. From the borings which have been-made in' Perthshire in search of coal, strata have been proved to be highly charged-' with electricity, more especially in the valleys qjf Stratfieam;; and it has also-been demonstrated that the heat there is not far from the earth's surface. Loch Barne, tco, never freezes?a phenomenon exclusively applicable to that lake, as corn no i-ed with others of equal dimensions in Scotland. Takmg! all these circumstances into ac count, we think they open up a very interest ing and invitingfield'for the further investiga* tion of physical science in connexion with vol canic phenomena, and we iiope the.attention of scientific gentlemen will be early directed to the subject. Singular.?There have been many, cir cumstances related of our Revolution and the great men who projected and carried* it through, which, were they not so well .attest^ ed, would almost induce a suspicion of their truth, by the following striking incidents-, ar one of which we do-not recollect ever before having seen a notice:: Washington, born* February 22d, 1732, in augurated 1789; termof service expired in the 66 th year of his age. John Adams, born October 17th, 1739, in augurated 1797 ; term of service expired in* the 66th year of his age.. Jefferson, born April >2d, 1743; inaugurated? 1804; termof service expired in the66th year of his age. Madison, born March 16th, 1751, in augur* ated 1809 ", term of service expired in the 66th; year of his age. Monroe, born April 2d, inaugurated in 1817$ term of service expired in the 66th year of hir age. The above is a list of five of the President#* of the United States, (all men of the Revolu tion,) who>end6d their term of service in the 66th year of' their ages. J. Q. Adams' term of service, had he been< elected a second time, would also1 have e*? pired in the 66th year of his age. Had Andrew Jackson, who obtained in 1824,. a plurality of the electoral votes, been elected at that time, his second'term of service would! have expired!in the 66th.year.of his age. The Sailer's Magazine for May contains an1 appeal to the friends of seamen lor further aid' in disseminating the Gospel by the erection or establishment of chapels for seamen in foreign' ports. There are few objects that possess stronger claims on our sympathy than seamen?a ciasr of beings-who,.m* worldly matters, are as helpless" as children. The widow and'the orphan have the first place in our charatible* feelings, andmext to them the seamen. If we would reflect'a little, we should find that to? them we are indebted for a large portion of the luxuries and' coinfoi'ts-of life, which by. habit have become almost necessaries. If we oati-benefit this class by resouing then from vice and misery abroad, through' the i illnenceof the Gospel,.it is- every man's duty as it'should be his pleasure, to contri bute iccordingto his mecius. The least sum that is required to carry out the plans of the Seamen's Friend Society, is $20,00*); and i the Executive Committee re mark, ,li conld'that sum be obtained precious to next autumn, and a liberal'spirit be mani* tested in years to come, the seamen's causa would at once rise from its depression, au4i shine forth as a rich blessing to thef world." lit their praiseworthy efforts to advance thia nobJe cense, we bid them " God speed."? Army <V Navy Cronicle. It was a gallant old Sovereign, he of France, that first introduced ladtes into tha society of his royal court. " Without their smiling presence,-' said he, " we should lie like the year without the spring,?or worse than that, like spring without the flowers!" Handsomely said old monarch. Though the winds of many years have whistled coldly over your dust, yet that one sentiment lives, and will live, a flower to bloom un touched and fadeless, in memory ot your just appreciation of the worth of woman.