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sonally, when due.
Tie rave of a FPricad.
Place we a stone at his head and his t'et ;
Sprinkle his sward with the small fl.,wers sweet;
Piously hallow the poet's retreat !
Ever approvingly,.
Ever most lovingly,
Turned he to nature a worshipper meet.
Harm not the thorn which grows at his head;
Odorous honors its blossnns will shed ;
Grateful to him, ear:y so:nrn ,n'd, who sped
Hence not unwillingly
For he lf.lt thrilliugkw -
To rest his poor heart 'mong tho low-iving
Dearer to him than the deer Minster hell,
Winds of sad cadence, at midnight will swell,
Vocal with sorrows he knoweth too well,
Who, for the early day,
Plaining his r.oudehly,
Might his own fate from a brother foretell.
Worldly ones treading this terrace of graves,
Grudte not the minstrel the little he craves,
When o'er the snow.mound the winter.hlast
Tears-which devotedly,
Though, all unnotedly,
Flow from the spring, in the soul's silent caves.
Dreamers of noble thoughts, raise him a shrine,
Grace with the beauty which lives in his line;
Strew with pale flowrets, when pensive moons
His grassy covering,
Where spirits hovering,
Chaunt, far his requiem, music divine.
Not as a record he lacketh a stone !
Pay a light debt to the singer we've knowt-
Proodltat our love for his name hath not flown
With the game perishing
That we are cherishing
Feelings akin to the lost Poet's own.
TF 1w"K aanca us WIan Cou.TxrIEs.---ny
ols'rvatones in France, as well as irn Germany
and Italy, satisfy tpe that the pruple in wine.
growing couutrie. are much more temperate
than iu the N.th ,of Europe and in America.
Thee nmonu wioes wthich ar useed on the soil
that pruodu~s them d, ntt i t.ticnte. lnAt nowr
ish. fortmi:ng a ;arg.e te,. intdeedlin the pabulum
ot the peassbo. W-.. he pe . W! he ut to is dai y
toil he casnie. n ith him a Ioafno c·.arse black
bread, ad ia e ateten ,t" wine, and these relfresh
and iustaW. hit ; he tar-ely t.-tes meat, butter,
or cheese. This vti ordinaire makes apart of
his breakfqst, of his dimner,and of his evening
meal; and costshim perhaps two or three cents
a bottle, i be ptrchase it. It is the juice of
the grape, not deriving its body or taste from
ua infiden of spirit laid a skilifui combination
of drugs, as in our country but frowe the genial
soil yd beneficent sun. The truth of what I
baVe here said is supported by the general re.
mark, that drunkenness is but seldom seen in
France; and when it is, it does not proceed
frms the use of the commpo wine which enters
so largely ito the sustenace of the peasantry
sad commom people, but from brandy and for.
ign winses; prticularly the first, to the allure.
masts of which the hard-worked and closely
asfimed mechanics, artisans and dense factory
umpcahiiesm expowed, I am obliged to believe
that the ume on the soil of any native wines in
asmycoutry is conductive to beaklh,cbeertulness,
and temperance ; and am as equally convine
ed that all foreign wines are injurious in all
these respects. Hence the bad efects ofthbe
wises imported and used in England and Amer
Iea.-[Durbim's Observations on Europe.
I have as words to express the infinite scorn
de t which I feel, when I bear a ma.
KIe r aecompare you. in reproach, with
Obl;r '.lwm s swamthing proud and noble,
,sres, entbimsstic and glorious, is our pe,,
pa-a people who have nicvr stooped to meni.
al oecupalions-treemen, who neither fear hon
Mst labor nor mortal man, and who rally to the
alandaid of their cuaetry abenever it is planted
ji de6ace ofher enemies. We have noor.1
misaed hands within our borders to steal she
proenty oefOhio; we have no canting hypocrite
I preach ageinst our neighbors and interere
with their rights. Save your dollars, Ohio:
delmas and cents asu good. Perhaps ihey are
mwethy of you. We want "Spartan men and
wsome," with hearts and souls in their bodies,
whodepise cast, who love their God and coon
try "with all their strength, and their neighbors
asthemaselves."-N. O. Cor. ?ioes
Oraw rx. Wiivows.-Open them, and the
oors; Jet is the pure, fresh air. God gives i;
I mere7; let us have it. Some rooms are
JimedI Breathe Much as ever. No won.
or smay penple die, and nobody knows how
t3y are smothered to death, suficated, choked
rulidy ; csa't breathe, then they are dead, stone
; so mistake. Some churches are kept in
ji ne seamitg oundition, very little better
lhb. the hold of a slaver Tie weston ought
Skaow all abemt this, and every man of cOw
ma a e ta m hakp This eyus apem.-GsIdem
May a.oil which is naturally fertile be rea
derld barrasn by contiual cropping ? Yes. I
the same kind of cropping be carried on for a
long time, the land wall gradually become lest
and less productive.
Give me an example ? If the same field be
cropped year after year with wheat or oats, it
will at lastsbecome unable to grow either of these
Why is this? Because these crops draw
certain substances from the soil in great abun
dance, anal alter a number of years the soil can
not furnish these substances in sulficient quan
What substances does grain especially draw
from the soil? The grain of our corn crops
especially exhausts the soil of phosphoric acid
and of magnesia.
How would you remedy such special ex.
haustion ? By returning to the soil the par
ticular substances my crop had taken out.
Ilow could y,.u aetlrna the pruoshoric acid,
ifr iustance ? I would apply bone or guano, or
some other manure in which phrosphoric acid
But with any kind of cropping may inot a fertile
soil at length be made an unproductive one ?
Yes. Ift' the crops are carried off the !aud, and
it what theyr draw from the soil is nut restored
to it.
Hlow is this explained ? Every crop takes
iaway iium :he soil a certain quantity of those
sul,sta:aces which all plants require. If you are
always taking out of a purse, it will at last be
come empty.
Then you liken exhausted land to an empty
purse ! t es. The ahrmer takes his money
out of the land in the loran ofeups, and if he is
always taking out and putting nothing iu, it
must at .r,-t become empty or exhausted.
but if he puts something into the soil now
and then, may he continue to crop without ex
haustiag it ? Yes. Ifbhe puts in the propersub
stances, an the properquantities and at the prop.
er time, he may keep up the tertility of his laud
-perhaps forever.
How much of every thing must the farmer
put into his land to keep it in its present con.
dation . He must put in at least as much as he
takes out.
'To make his land better, how much must he
put in ? He must put in acmore than he takes
But if he is to put into the laud as much or
wore than he takes out, where is his protit t,
come froamt! His profit consists in thi-, that he
takes off the land what he can sell Iur wuch
money, and he puts in what he can buy for corn.
paratlve little money.
How do you mean ? I mean that if I sell my
oats, hay or turnips, I get a much higher price
for them than I atierwards give when 1 buy
them back again in the form of boise or cow
Then the farmer can rea'ly sffrd to put as
-uuch upon thie land as he takes oil; anti yet have
a prott! He can, lIe puts in what is cheap
and takes off what is dear.
t', hat do you call the substance which the
ifrnmer puts i1to his his land ? : hey are called
mranures-and when putting thema iii, the liraner
is said to manure his soil.-Johnston's Cale
chis.r of Chewiatry.
SKILLING TIx. -We have just remarked a
man on the other side of Broadway. walking up
pensively and alone, to wvhom thb sudden ac.
;quisitiun of wealth has given the power and the
inclination to "give up business" and to ,'du
ootbing" for the rest of his life. Ah ! wheth.
er it be "the ton" or not, it is evidently the
hardest work in the world to do nothing. N e
know of at leat a baker's dozen of persons, in
our own range of acquaintance, who are trying
to "kill time," "iii time" How they will pray
one day for the life of the time they would now
kill Do you remember Cbas. Lamb's des'
erjption of his sensation on being emancipated
.frbn his daily labor at the India House ? "Ii
wa, like passing from life to eternity. I wan.
dered about, thinking I was happy, but feeling
I was not. When all is holiday there are nu
holidays." Think of this thou men of sudden
wealth: and ifit shall so ebtnce that thou bast
been a tallow.chandler in thy days of usefulness,
make a clause in the bill of sale that sdll re
serve to thee, the right of still assisting at the
factory" on "melting days !"-Knickerbocker
ErrcrTs or Di5urtuILLAt .-The New York
Organ contains the following paragraph on this
Distillery Prodcts.- We mentioned some
time ago, that Afteen hundred cows were kept
in the stables and fed on the swill of one distille.
ry up town. We hear o: another where the
number is nearly or quite three thousand..
'bhey are kept chained up from month to month,
luntil they become so weak and diseased from
the flth in which they stand, and the swill, that
they ofte drop down dead in their stalls. The
Snauseous stuff called milk, is sold around the
'city as pure Orange county, and it is probably
the means of more disease and death, especially
among children, than any one imagines.
But this is not all. The carcasses of these
cogs are obtained by t class of butchers and
sold for meat. There are paen who make a
business of it, horrid as it is. An arrest took
place as Monday of some persons engaged in
ris poisonous and disgusting traffie. The pub.
lie are under obligations to police officers HaLll
and Crawford, for their vigilance in detecting
the offenders. We advise our readers to take
pains to infnrmn themselves as to where their
beef rand milk are obta dined.
.Aedaile.-A darkey set to work to cut down
a very twugh tree, but his axe flew back, lor
some time with but little effect. A storm oc
curred meantimne, and acrashing shaft of light
ning shattered a huge oak to splinters near him.
""Bress de ~Lrdl" exclaimed Rambo, "dat
well done. Poe yo try die onet-guess
ye get your ate, massa I"
Sag of a Steeple Chuse.
If I've got 1a donkey wot won't go,t
I musn't wollop him--oh, no, no!
The lawr of the land says I shan't do so,
My sporting tulips.
I wants to know, in pint of fact,
Which on us most breaks Martin's Act
Agin dumb hanimals bein' whack'd,
You or Ii
If a stubborn hass won't mend his pace,
And I gives it im over the ed and face,
WVo's that to running a steeple chase
Neck or nuffin ?
When you cuts and flays your,osses'ahides,
And digs your spuns into his sides,
And uu:o the death the creeturs rides,
for a fooulish frolick.
At Liverpool, the tother day,
I'here was une on 'em killed in that shameful
And nobody had no fine to pay,
Not a farden.
'One had his thigh broke-two their backs,
Now, 1 beg respectfully to ax
If there ougbn't to be a cruelty tax
For gentleftlks ?
If me, or Jim, or Tom, or Bill,
aWas to use a hannimal half so ill,
'Twould be torty bob, or a month at the mill,
And sarve us right.
So if I've a donkey wot wont go,
I don't dare wollop him-oh, no, no ?
But there's one lawr for high and another for low
My sporting tulips.
Assist your wives in making home happy.
Pzeserve the hearts you have won.
1. When you return froum your daily avoca.
tions, do you find your habitations alluring ?
1D., not sit down in a corner, silent and sullen,
with a clouded brow, sisJge repulsive ! Meet
oour wives with a smile of joy and satisfaction.
Take them by the hand.
2. Never indulge in coarse, harsh or profane
words. These to a woman of refinement of
delicate and sensibility, are exceedingly disgus.
ting, and tend to grieve her spirit. Let the law
of kindness dwell upon your lips ; write it upon
the table of your heart. Modesty and delicacy
are gems of priceless value; keep them polish.
led like burnished gold.
3. tlus-iands, be exceeding!y cautious never
to say or do anything which will tend to mortify
the leelings of your wives in company. Here, if
possible, show them more marked respect than
when alone.
4. Give your wives to understand that you
esteem them above all others; make theam your
coulidents ; contide in them, and they will in you;j
contidence begets confidence ; lore begets love;
sweetnes.s begets sweetness.
5. Above all, sympathize with the wives of
your bosom in the hour of afliction. Rejoice,
with them when they rejoice, and weep with
them when they weep. Who, if not a bosom
comnpanion, will wipe Iron the cheek a falling
tear of sorrow 1
6. Finally, husbands. remember that death
will soon sever the connubial cord! When
you behold her with whom you lived, and toiled
and wept, and rejoiced, cold and lifeless, laid in
-the coilin,
"Think of the happiness deep and tender,
Which filled thy heart when wandering by her
Think how her faiatest smile had power to
The darkest moment one of.love anl pride.
And now that this frail form in death growl
colder, `
A sweet calm rapture fills the parting hour,
That thou art with her, though a sad beholder,
A witness of the dear Redeemer's power."
Will you then regret that you studied always
to promote her happiness ? That the law of
Ikindness and love dwelt on your lips, evermore?
O think, sad be now her mairistering angel !
OT We learn from an authentic source that
two living specimens of the real Ourang Outang,
or wild man of the woods, have arrived in Sa
lem. The animals that have hitherto been
brought to this country and exhibited under the
name of the Ourang Outang, have been of the
species Chimpaoze, or large black African Ape.
'The present pair walk erect upon the hinder
feet, eat with a spoon, and have all the natural
movements of the human race. They do not
offer to scratch or bite, like the monkey tribe,
but deifend themselves with great dexterity, with
a club or short stick, and will throw any mnis.ile
with unerring aim. They show the strongest
affection for each other, and upon the entrance
of a stranger, the male invaribly advances in
front of the female with some weapon in his
hand, if he can secure it. Barnum, the prince
of showmen, will undoubtedly manage to obtain
them, and the public will then have an oppr-.
tunity of viewing these reuarkable animals, ap.
protching so nearly to humanity in appearaues
ad disposition.-Boston Atlar.
What is called soluble glass is now begin.
sing to come into use ass covering for wood and
for other practical purposes, Some of our clev.
er artisans may like to experiment upon it. Is
is composed of filteen equal parts powdered
quartz, ten of potash and one charcoal. These
are melted together, worked in cold water, and
then boiled with five earts of water, in which it
entirely dissolves. It is then applied to wood
work, or any other required substance. As it
cools it gelatinizes, and dries up into a trans.
parent colorless glass, on any surkfce to which
' it has been appled. It renders wood nearly in.
oabustible.-Americem Courier.
THe VALUE OF LEAVEs.-What shall I do!
with any leaves? Are they good for any thing?
I Why, treasure them to be sure, as if they were
Icoiu of the realm, they are goodfor every thing
which a garden has to do. They are best of al;
shelter, the best of all materials foIr bottomhbeat
the best of all boils, the beat of manure. It is
true they contain little or no nitrogen, but theyl
rot quickly, are full of saline matters, on which
every thing that bears the name of plant will
teed gluttonously, andl from their peculiar struc
ture allow air to pass out, with perfect treedom
It we wish to know what leaves are good for,:
we have only to burn them, and see what a;
qeantity of ash they leave behind. All that ashes,
is as much food fur other plants as beet and mut.
ton are for us. It is the material which Nature
is perpetually restoring to the soil in order to
compensate for the waste which is produced by.
the tormation of timber. In wild land, trees are
annually thus manured; were it other wise, al
wood would be a roof of life overshadowing a;
floor of death. If we can remove the leaves
from our plantations, it is only because of the ar
tificial richness of the soil, in whikh they grow.;
This sufficiently indicates the value of leaves.
which are in truth, hardly less important in
their death than they were in their life, though
in a different way.-Plough, Loom & Anvil.
A tashionable doctor lately informed his friends
in a large company, that he had been passing
eight days in the country.
"Yes," said one of the party, "it has been an.
nounced in one of the journals." "Ah !" said
the doctor, stretching his neck very importantly,
"pray in what terms ?" "In what terms?
Why, as well as I can remember, in the fol.
"'There were last week seventy.-seen in.
terments less than the week before,' "
VOLCc OF W..SDO AN. AGE.- Permit me
finally to add, that in my apprehension, the best
way to be useful and happy in this life, is to cul
tivate the domestic affections-to love home
and at the same time, to exercise a benevolent
disposition towards others-to be temperate and
just to pursue lawful business, whatever it may
be, with diligence. firmneis and integrity ofpur.
pose, land in the perfect belief that honesty is
equally binding in the discharge of public or
private trusts ; for, when public morals are des.
troyed, public liberty cannot survive.
If we are aspiring, we ought not to lose our
d;flidence; and if ardent for reforms, we ought
not to lose our discretion. We ought to listen
to the maxims os experience, and respect the
advice and institutions of our ancestors; and
abhove all, we ought to have a coastant and
abiding sense of the superintending goodness of
that Almighty Being, whose wisdom shines
equally in His works and in His word, and
whose presence is every where sustaining and
governing the universe.-[Chancellor Kent.
ToDacco IX CHoLeRA.
Dr. John W. Moore states, in a Mobile pa.
per, that he cured one hundred or more extreme
cases of cholera, not losing one, by the use o1
tobacco. He administered it in the form of a
emetic, of the strength ofone drachm to a pint
He first tried it upon a negro whose pulse was
gone, his tongue cold, and his muscles so rigid
that he rested on his head and heels. In five
minutes he was relieved, and the cure was per.
fected by drinking a decoction of senna. In
his own case, Dr. Moore took into his stomach
a spoonful of tobacco decoction with perfect re.
lief from cramp and diarrhae.
CLIMATE OF Naw ZEAL&A.D.- The following
extraordinary facts relating to the effects of the
climate of New Zealand upon exotic vegetation
are recorded in the minutes of the lords' com
mittee on colonization. Plants which in Eu.
rope are annuals become perennials. This has
been observed to be the case even of barley,
beans, &c. The wheat is remarkably good,
and grows exceedingly high, the stalk being so
strong ihat it has the power of resisting any
ordinary wind, and is never laid. It is alleged
also to have produced fifty bushels to the acre.
The natives never gtow wheat in large quanti.
ties. The myrtle and the fuschis are large tim
ber tees. Cabbages grotr close to the sea.
shore, with a heart eleven inches in diameter,
and radishes become larger than mangel wurt.
zels, as; big, in fact, as a man's leg.-Golden
Duriog the exhibition of a menagerie in a
cauntry village in Maine, a real live Yankee
was on the ground, with a terrible itching to
"see the elephant," but he hadn't the de.ir
ed "quarter." Having made up his mind to go
in" any heor," he stationed himself hear the
entrance, and waited untll the rush was over.
Then assuming a patient, almost exhausted look,
and with the fore.finger of his right hand placed
og the right corner of his mouth, he exclaimed.
"'For God's sake, Minser, ain't ye goin' to give
me my change 1" "Your change !" said the
door-keeper. "Ya.ees ! my change ! I gin ye
adollar as much as half an hour ago, and haint
got my change yet." The door-keeper handed
user three.quarters in change, and in walked
the Yankee, in funds."-Knickerbocker.
The Bangor Mercury tells of a jolly husbae
not a thousand miles from that city, who, having
been out on a "bit of a spree" was saluted by
his better half on his retura with : "O, you
hard-bearted wretch !" The husband meekly
Ireplied that he didn't think his heart coukl be
very Aard, for he'd been "soaking it" for the
last forty-eight hours I
(Q" An Exchange states that the Mississippi
has had some years of dangerous innodatious
1817. 1823, 1828. 1844, and 1849: but the
greatest flood, said to be the greatest within the
memory of man, occurred in 1799, when it rose
many feet higher than it ever was known to
rise before. We have fears that uoeeday or
other it will mood the whose city of New Or.
three table spoons tiil of castor oil, three table
spoons i6ll oftbe best French brandy, and forty
drops oflaudanum, mixed well together, and let
the patient drink it off. The body must then
he rubbed over with brandy and a hot flannel
cloth. Should the condition of the patient nout
improve within one hour, and the nails of the
Hlngers begin to turn black, administer one table
i',onlull of castor oil, one of French brandy,
and ten drops of laudanum. This generally
throws the sufferer into a prof.und sleep, from
which he will awaken perlectly well. This
Iteatment has been found most effectual in In.
die, where cholera first appeared. -ad thousands
of persons were cured by this .'ry simple rem.
edy.-Lirerpool paper.j ..
;since a son of Mr. Richard Parker of Poone
county. Ky., lound a nest ot young squirrt"s,
three in number, and on carrying them into ..ae
house, he placed them with a bevy ofyoung ki.
tens, and strange to tell, the mother cat adop.
ted the !ittle t,undlings iuto her farmily, bestow.
ing as much care and kindness upon tLem as
upon her ownu offspring. The,squwrrels are now
about a month old, and have become entirely
domesticated, living upon the same, pap and
adopting the habits of their feline brothers and
sisters.-Indiana Whig.
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