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r "(CvJ: " To i: LAOnR or AMER('A TII" M.urItT OF .,:i:ICA.0."-Chou.c. Fi: .[LI., La., TIIURSDA., MOITEBER S, I-19. ''itc lEi)ICAT.:oN..-All is now hurry andt hult le in oar little vii!age preparatory to the ded ication of (OId Fellows' Hal', on Friday next. If we have a tfir day, everylody will be here. wt h sr.me few exceptio,:s. Ample preparations are being made tor the entertainment o hosts oa l guests, and we are certain that those who come -wi:h briht anticipations, will return satisfied, and :ith light hearts. The youth and beauty t,! St. Mary wiill :e congregated in our new lhai, and we prei.ct that the occasion will be one which will rllect the highest credit upon our parish, and will be remnembesed by o.citi zeus with joy and pride. Ti.e FicTrroNs ROLLERS TESTED.-. . Da. vid Berwick, of Bayou Sale, has been using friction rollers in connection with his sugar mill I',r several weeks, and be states that he is well satisfied with them. i'hese rollers were put up hIy Mr. Leavitt. a worthy mechasi& ofthis parish, who has put up quite a number of them this sea son, and has applied for a patent on the inven tion, which he hisp no doubl, of obtaining. Mr. Berwick's are fitted up differently from all the others in the parish, he having three roll. erstoeach outside .liiider, one at the top, une at the bottom, and the other at an equal distanc,: between the two. Hie says that be is satisfied that dMA. improevmeem saves ba half of the horse pa,eethat be used last year without them. He says that aIeof his hagasse is pressed so dry that it burns rapidly, and he is 'thoroughly con rinced that the improvement is of great impor. tauce to sugar planters. It i, well known that Mr, Berwick "gamoe of our most practical and sneeessfel planters, and his opinion upon this matter is entitled to great respect. se TaL--S.me of oar democratic Sh(bought us wanting in respect to theioiir. E. Morse, on Rccount of our sta. ting that his face while Ogden was speak' if a sick monkey taking physic. , Nrse, veral of his speech-I .s in this parish, statd t sugar planters were libe a dog swi.mubang al with a piece of meat in his mouth. 4.s R e disres. pegts in us to compa el.r M sick ! monkey, than it was in him to planters to a dog ? He appeared to themdogs. indeed, by the way he talked to and one would think that he claimed to be their roaster. We thought this iatedoper IeednLa i slight rebuke, andwe took the liberty to give it to him. Taua BuitE.--OuGr little village of Centre. vine, live miles below this, stands up to her whig principles with an integrity that is -.dmi rable. The democrats accused the whigs last fall ofpracticing Plaquemine trands at that place, because they gave 53 votes for Gen. Tayler. They smw give Ogden 54, and Declouet 50, and several of their whig voters are absent; Inb sides they lost two or three other whig votes this year on account of.sm scrples in the minds of the co~nissioers relative to their legality. Siice the ilection the commissioners have found that the votes they refused were legal, and ought to-have been received. Well done Cen. treville ! Stick to your integrity ! IA Tismu Ci n fsr St. uary. principle, truth, justice have triumphed in our parish-St. Mary has proved that she has upon her s.i a chosen band that feel that they are hattlinn for truth, sad are resolved that they wilt neither be vaaquisred nor out-ganeralled. The whigs of this pari>h (iel. the importance o sustainitg otr itaIrert anud Ars, and they are resolved that they will battle for the rights to the last extremity, eand that neither -re sophis try or the meaces odearegues shall induce them to quit the streag holds which they occupy. We glory ion Ue high grounds they h.avw"&ten. We glsgy in the respect which they showr i their priecips sad their case. Did the wxigs tbrupgbouthe as outry contend as bravely Nr principle as do thoe ctou~ r party ia S., Ma'yl we should Ihable to bid defi s tour oppo enats everywhere. What have the whigs of St. Mary doneat this elpctie They have triumphed over foes internaland esternal,Idesao.cras,"cmame-n rs," suarlers, dissenters, family cliques, local inter e'stg all have been broght to bear against us, and die fme and true men of the party have rolled over theca 4A like a wave of the ocean.. F4Lorts have hee umade 'to array one portion the whigs against noither, and one section of the parish against analter. b.it all to no avail the trep apm othe party have stood the shocka like aide and .heroes-our divisions will now close up, our dissentions will cease, and we bhat eltamier feel the cheering assurance that the whigs of St. Mary are irvivneibe. N'.ow let us follow up work. Let the in terests of 8t. ;Mary. ra -always 1 niear our hearts, and w our opponents on- p wisely aafk ° a l ~atsese. let . ep- their det 'off that our caan s l To sorrzr Portrir, Alto nraovs Gr.i wrzefit ir ftan t.-Aw it Is often ofimport tane ljiai , stando others to remove glass o fro .fr*M ldait heaking It, they will be t glad tdos thr veiay strmong soludan of cats. e< stici i e. ta~fie sode , applied 'round the . p-a-.s r.fI wj'lsrs by, h.- .apn them anth old saig dgelan the auluto, IllIblite the dir. sired et, I [The hcenbites with and separates the Ia ,i, £'I2 :'L.e whiteting of the putir, thus 'formin lit 8. "hNow are our brows bound a lth rictorious wreaths, SOur bruised armsbhung up for monuments ; tOur tern alarms changed to rncrrv meetings," There is a moral grandeur in our vtietry ini St. 1Mary that should awaken tieilings o:'joy and pride in the heart o1 every true +;his. Our can. didates were tmet by petty ,lantier, an int mous ii. bel was posted up at tihe corner of our ttrects, boasts were long since an:ode that the nominees of our con:cation were to be bcalen-ot/icial intluence, personal influence, high and low intl|. ences, everything that in2enuity, spite and prej udice could invent-aye! and an influence in our own ranks, like a cancer of the stomach, land on which the eyes of the whole whig party now rest-all these have been arrayed against us-but the intelii-ent and resolute men of our paily have met andl vanquished all of these corn. binations,. and now we may detl" oppi;sition we have an open field and a propitious sky Now let us pause and coisisur how great benefits we have derived from our convettion. That convention has been the salvation of the party. Without it, these pwerful combinations against us could never have been with-tool. Without it, confusion and defeat would have been as certain as victory has been with it, and more certain. Our party will stand anything, and will always carry St. Mary by an overwhelming n:ajority,. if we organizeand work tiogether. I.et our ene ie. lhlatter themselves n, longer that the whigs ofthe Au Large will not stand by their party priciii4e,. tad it not been for two or three in our rank:. who wished to divide the party, m) difficUlty OIany kind would have' exis ted. They now have their eyes open. and they have always had honest hearts- the future will find themat their posts as true whigs. Fuselier, I Cherpentier, laifleigh and many other noble I hearted Creoles thatiwe could name, have taken ,l stand, and have used as energy in this cam ,aign which have contributed largely towards the glorious results of this elec:ion in this par. .ah. They have helped cement the whig party together so firmly in St. Mary that.we may look ftor union and harmony in future. The enemies .of union in our party have wet with a rebuke which will he a warning to emrn not to presume Stoo much upon their str .h and influence in coming elections. He Lenilamn Cheering up. dr' From all appearances our citizens throughout on- the State are preparing to take a stand is favor1 or- of progressive roeasures. They begin to feeli bat that we liUs is a cantry full ot the elemnepts otf tnd wealth and prosperity. While older States are his restoring rock bound fields, barren plains and' Isterde ridges to fettility, wr have a soil whose richness is almost beyond comparison; yet, by tic severe cropping and bad cetivatiou numerousI to plataations tail to yield profilts icb they should ra- vieid. We hase great adv a.es for man len ufaturies of all sorts. We should -aº!u-facture 0y our own cotton and woolen 'loths, our or'o im h- plements sl husbandry, our own boots, ab,'es. trs hats, &c., we should make our own clothd.g, ce and thousands of articles of convenience andt s- comort--thesp should all be made. on our own itk Louisiana soil, insteadtot sending obis cash and par hstnece to tae North fbr them. Look at Al. -she% taking a stand in regard to man that should excite the emulation otour elr . There are cotton goods in Centreville, a ' parish, that were manufactured in Al to to New York, there purchased by one wr~ehlate and brought to Centreville and a pba as the same kind of goods ro. nort can be p6chased here. er'Thhis shows w bta done at the south at will not Lou' fully awake to the atladvantages she ie *sm encouraging i oe, shesever aray p She tieia e othe State? S ATE QUerAm s mneueaSTa.-- lhe bi Buker Hill Aurors his A very severe arthqake was ds tfelt in several of the towns middle of thi Syicounty, on Mooday afternoon, wees 3 and 4 o'clock, "over y load uand explosions -were heard, and !e earth and 'ti cena !'tinued to tremble during the tS which elapsed. At Acton, Cocod, and other p pie ran out of the houses and stos ing or some terrible explosions of the in on Sudbury had occurred. At coneo don, a e Carlisle, Bedford, Lesidgton, Li Stow, ey aind probably. many other towns, the s a -d. were distinctly realized, and it was ly a of supposed to have bees the blowing up t re powder-mill. By'some persmo she a to said to resemble that produ~ed by the rol is. something heavy is a roomoverhead. A ce ar shaking of the earth was fk i the saum .y. cality about a year ago, early in the m.esing. U. n x N-w Diov say oF Wox.aarwv. Brsis ns P Natanousa.--At a meeting of the Etbmologi. P .t s ocietj, held lie this city last week, it was ry..iated that Mr E G. S8qier, our Charge oaf. = .irs ae the Niearagua Garat, hadcom. n amcn.ed exploring, and lorwarded several curi. Lt ..relics o Washingtos. He gives sanaecoant b s tlth~ tct discovery an ancu iept city, boried a mneai' the Wst, a a hundred and a y P r- miasesiam, lep, which fat srpasses the arch. e Stetamte olien of Paleaque. The hdian. e eerywhere seivar. 8. with the atmost kiad ;I ess, ad the'r biefs.gard him as a heaves. set msiister Jo them from their Spa-. a ish .opresmrs. ý a.' d , enmder 'i-I every possible a It his invest k ont the coait he wil bring so Spanisa 'linto their vll. er oaPamunicate to theo e priests the ec they disploer-.. , tl.,,, (. Ba .nhar, ,trpaces or V m-s!Arew.,u. t s This air-pump, (Dr Are 's dled actiag air, ,pun.- was used os bLaed the Amona, r .eely a seventy f&r gum ship, which last yas carried ont to Ametalia 500 convicts-f Lager a ber hab sthe geverment had evm behsre P tured to send in ome vessel. There ere .'a S. 00otrsoopand .the crew in all' about 000 persons. Tl'h appemate was worked by :s r one lad ad it was reported that about three w times mnoreair was 4rivpn in by the four whel- ire ed ventilator e.aoumaily used, and which e ar- h ed eight men to w. it. Only one person, dli thasan old epilectic.died qt the passage. of ot.era. enjoyed singular health during ew tyae, and it was remarked when they we landed that they had fresh complexions very d, like what was observed in ordinary case- lit Scien:ilic A?.rica." J ac ORDER OF PRJCEEO;NCS AT THE DEDIOATION OF Till: OJDD FELLOWS' lILL. The menders of St. Mary's Lodge, No. 20, i. O. 0. F., wi!l! m"et on the norning ot the 9th of November. at l Ijt past nine o'c:ochk, at the old Loige Room. when the delegation fro.u the Grand Lo,dge %will be received ; alier which the procession will torm in the following order : Chief `Marshal. Music. 0 G. with drawn sword. Scene Supporters, with white wands. Members of the Initiatory Degree, two abreast. .. .. White Degree " " ." Pink " " . a . KRoyal BIl:e Degree ." " ". Green l)Degree " " ' " Scarlet Members of this Lodge having Encampment Degrees. I. G. with drawn sword. Treasuter and Secretary with rolls. V. G. with It. & L. Supporters, with wands. Chaplain with white staff. supported by the W\\. an:d C., each wath his staffof office. Orator of the Day, between two Scarlet mem bers. N. G. with It. and L. Supporters, with wands. P. Gs. of the Lodge, in order of juniority. Brethren of invited Lodges, I. O. O. F. Delegation from the Grand Lodge. Assistant Marshal. Order of Free Masons. Assistant Marshal. Order of Sons of Temperaace. On leaving the old !!all, the procession will march up Main street to Willow, down Willow to First street, up First street to the upper street .of the Corporation, up this street to Main, down Main to the New Hall, where the members of St. Mary's Lodge will form open order, admit. ting and closing npon,the delegation from the' 1Grand Lodge, and in tl s manner enter the new Hall, followed by the asoos and Sons of Tern ;.,eranec. The Dedication will then take place. The ladies, with the gentlemen accompanying, them, occupying the anti-rooms, the Hall being devoted exclusively to th.. accommodation of the processivu. Atier the Dedication exercises are over the procession will again form in the same 1 order, and proceed up Main street to Adams, through*Adams to the Episcopal Chuoch, and en ter the Church inithe same manner as the Hall. The Oration will then be delivered-the proces sion occupying the center pews and as many of the side pews as are necessar) for their accomn. modation. The ladies, with tie gentlemen ac. compauying them, occupying tie remaining side pews and the gallery. Afterthe Oration, the procession will form as befoiv acd proceed to the corner ot Main and Jackson streets, tpar take of a collation. In the evening a Ball will be given at the lNew Hall to the Ladies of this and the neigh.I moring Parishes. 1- TI ,R9 ATs SUGAR DIMrB -The dis. -covery saiJ to be made by a lgian chemist, r named M1ei.sr whereby it as represented that he could change the j of beets, &c.,i - into crystals, wi;hYuwt any bo g or other pre. y paration than mereY addin powder to the e nice, is doubted by sal.te a a Belgian news. s paper speaks against th.' asgar produced as t. having a suiphurous snael The substance - used by Melsem is stated to be 'the bi.sulphate w oflime." About from one to Wi O per cent, of gthis substance is added to the juice, and to the l pulp of beets. The sulphurms acid of the bis. ulphate prevents all chemical cbange, .And the e lime is present in sufficient quantity to u sutra. ize any acid that might pos bly be pralu.med. a After the addition of the bi lphate, the liqyu.'d h kept for a few moments at he temperature oi 4 12 Fahrenheit, is then ýllowed to settle, * and after being filtered or dented, is concen. '-rated to 300 of Baume's hylrometer, filtered b w, and left in a warm plate, where it soon i stallises entirely.-Scicaetil. American. SSonas.-All soils are made from the disinte a gratios and decomposition of dtI rocks into earth Sand then united with decayed organic matter. , The inorganic portions of soilconsists of what i are called the primitive earths: clay, silex. lime r and magnesia; and of certain saline and me. tallhc compoundi such as common salt, gypsum a soda, ,potash, and the oxides of iron and man.1 The organic conetitients are decom. vegetable and animal matter, the pro. asive decomposition of which, in conjumetion inorganic substances, air, and water, fur. chimical compounds othumus, carbon, am etc., all of which are essential to the pe of vegetable growth : sand, clay, and me, the three principal ingredients of all soils, e proper proportions and intermix re of , the qualities ofall cultivated lands, aybe to be depending. A soil is said to' be sandy hen it contains no more than ten per Ics. of y; a sandy loam it from ten to forty per cet clay ; and loam is from forty to sev. e ay Should the clay average from evety ighty.five per cent, it is deaotoina. da clay ; from 85 to g, a strong clay; ad itno be present, it is pure agri. cuttural cla The same distinctions are made when lime present in considerable abunt dance, five r cent. of caroonate of lime constimting marl, and twesty a calcareous soiL Aq oil for the growth of plants, must contain in a e form all the salts and min. oral comdetu which they require. These ray in ditffe plants; their nature and quan ' ttyare de ed by minute analyses of the ashes ofeach table. The most imporan are; lime, magnesia, and iron, combin.' d with sul phosphoric, and silicic acids, Schlorine. s salts. plants have the powerto decoampe and absorb. J. W. O. SWaT WATEaR AN Do.--The Boston Bee nays that Abby H$tchinson--at vy as-is at a water-cure sta ment in last city; and is recovering ver r y, havinggained infweight three pounds da the past week. She has' lived twenty-one days without aking a particlel ofl-swallowing nothing during the time,i witb e eexception old watq. a [I the above do t bee a some ears, we c don't know what tvt Just thaic of Mrs. Patoo ; living 21 days withood. hy ta!k of muir I aclps cea inr-notu lIA'F)y is a:ve.--E;.a WATER AND iTs EFFECTS. HY J. BHERIY. Mulr E:rIiton.--Water covers the greater part of the alth's -.artiu:. a.:1 Ipene'trates its un'st hidden tecess. It circ:tda's throuh tih veins o! the various mineral. Irmiting, changing peril;cting them. I'ctri!actio:is ot' wod a:id animals are its work. Ev.r iii wioti, Il purti ties whatever it cofues in couta.ct with, and by its motion restoring its ,wn purity and gather ing strength. If contined, it swel!s the globe splits the rock-lifts the greatest weight-tlrns. the wheel-bursts the dam-or sends the iron horse sporting through the forest. Water frozen in the clouds, purifies the air ; in the form of snow and ice, it enwraps the earth in a "fleecy mantle," keeping it warm, and preparing it for sustaining vegetable and 'animal life. Through its virtues, the trees grow, thte flowers bloom and smell, and the grass springs fresh and green. It develops the garden. the ticid, the forest. It is the natural drink of all animals-the leetest, the rmot sagaciqus, the strongest, most firocious, and itmost gentle. It supplies the wants of uirds of the finest plu:nage and the sweetest song. Man, in a state of innocence, in Eden, needed no other drink but water, and men used it as their principal beverage till within about one thousand years; and i1 some countries till the present time. Sne of the ancients wor shiped water, and it has been used in the most sacred ceremonies of all religio,,, in all ages and countries ; by some as an emblem of puri. ty,by others as p-,sessiug sanctifying virtues. Jews, Pagans, Mahometans, and Christians still continue to venerate it. Modern science acknowledges its redeeming power in giving vigorous health, cheerful spirits, public comfort, and social peace and happiness. Hydropathy perlforms its wonders in euring and preventinr disease. Legislation defends its cleansing effects in cities where crime abounds or cholera threatens. Man has long refused to be blessed by it. Though it gave strength to the lion, fleetnes to the deer, sagacity to the dog, d hility to the lamb, and innocence to our first parents, yet he disbelieved its strength, disregarded its universal goodness. What Christian needs a stronger argument in f.Avor of total abstinence, than that the parents of the human family had no other drink than cold water bestowed on them-! It it was nece'*,a ry for man then, how much more so now, when the world is deluged with liquid poison--when the cheek of innocence blushes, and the eye of virtue and beauty weeps over its devastating effects t Like the silent dewy shower which is now falling on the ph)sical world, water will decend on the moral world. dispersing its logs of gloom, refreshing the landscape of society, revealing the withering flowers of humanity.-Mass. Cat. aract. TraNI\G TUs GaI.[DSTO.E.--When 1 was a little boy I remember one cold winter's mor. ning, I was accosted by a smiling man, with ani axe on his shoulder. 'My pretty boy,' said he. 'has your father a grindstone ?'-'Yes, sir,' said I. 'You are a fine little fetlow,' said he ; "will you let me grind my axe on it ?'-Pleased with the compliment of 'fine little fellow,' ',O yes, sir,' I answered ;'it is down in the shop.' 'And will lyou, my man,' said he, patting me on the head 'get me a little hot water ?'-How could I refuse? I ran and soon brought a kettle full. 'How old iare you ? and what's your name ?' continued he, without wating for a reply ; 'I am sure you are one of the finest lads that ever I have seen ; will you just tarn a few minuets for me ! Tick led with the flattery like a little fool, I went to work, and bitterly did I rue the day. It was a new axe and I toiled and tugged till I was al most tired to death. The school.-bell rang, and I could not get away; my hands were blistered and it was not half ground. At length however the axe was sharpened : and the man turned to I ae with, 'Now you little rascal, you've played ttu.,at; scund to the school or you'll buhy it !" 'Aiasr ' thought I, 'it was hard enough to turn a grindstone this coldiday ; but now to be called a little rasal istoo much.' It sunk deep an my mind; nd oelem have I thought of it since- When I see a merchantervevr olite to his cus tomers-.beggig them to take a little brandy, and throwing his goods on the counter-thi.'ks I, that man has an axe to grind. When I see a man flattering the people, making a~great profes sionsof attachment to liberty, who is in private life a tyrant-methinks, look out) good people; that fellow would set you turning grindstones. When I see a man hoisted into o+e. without a single qualication to render him either res. petable or useful-alas I methinks, deluded peeple, you are doomed for a season to turn the grindstone for a booby.--FraM1i. THE FIRST CoTroN Facroar.-A corme poodent of the Providecee Journal says : "The American Quasterly Register for June contains some very interesting manuflaturing statistics. The editor has fallen into an error however, which we take the liberty to correct. Speaking of the factory ermsstd n Bayfleld, Massachusetts, in 1798, he says it wy 'the bit regular factory establishment in fliib States.' There are at leas wo hat took pre. cedence of the Bayfeld establishment, viz., one in Beverly, Massachusetts, erected iu 1788 and chartered in 1789,tpad one in Pawtucket, es tablished in 1790. The spinning and weavi in the Beverly factory was done by hand.pow. er. In the Pawtucket factory the machinery was moved by water-power. In 1789 Gener alI Washington visited the factory in Beverly, and expressed a warm interest in its success. During Ihat year ten thousand yards of cotton goods, such as corduroys, velveteens, &c., were manufactured there. It was a day of small things, indeed, but the representative of a branch of industry now vitally connected with our a. tional prosperity." A YANKEE Pasacsa on PREDIaT'INATION. -Let us, for argument's sake, say that I, the Rev. Elder sprightly, am foreordained to be drownded in the river at Smith's Ferry. next Tuesday morning, at twenty minuets after ten o'clock; and suppose I know it, and suppose I lam a free mortal, voluntary and accountable agent-do you suppose I am going to be drowned ? I rather guess not ; I -should stay at home ; and yoa will L'erer catch the Rev. Eldir Sprightly at Smith's Ferry no how, nor iear the river neither.--E. . ( os t GAL 1Di:.t I:ENT'r-. "My dear. I'1! thank you for a little more su-. ._ar in my cofi;., if you pleaIe." ".lly dear! Don 'dear' rme. I'd as soon have ,oit (-!: me rr v dvil, as my dear." "\ cll., my ,devil, then I'll thank you for a lid. t!e C re r :t' tL inl li o 'i ,l,''." At this pir: of ,ati'ec:.uti:l on the part of her husband. Mrs. Snapdragon burst into a rage of tears. She had got up, as the saying is, "wrong. end.foremost," that morning, and nothing could pleatse her. S.he was n, better p!eased with being called my devil, than mny dear, though she had a moment before declared that she prefer. red it. On the contrary, she took her husband. bitterly :, task for his ready compliance with her suggestion. "O. you vile, w ick'd, uood-for.nothing mr-.n!" she exclainmed. "Is it thus you treat your af fectiontaic wite ? Is it thus you: anpl, :. mes of her, which I dare not mention ?" --My devil, you lid mention it jus: now. Youn suggested the idea-you put the very words in my ntmuth-and I always like to comply with your wishes, you k now. So, my dear-my dev. il, I mean-a little more sugar, if you please." "Sugar ! I won't give you a jot more. i'1l see you hanged fit st. You use more sweeten ing than your necl is worth." "I've acquired tl rat habit from having so sweet" a wifte. Besides, I pay for it with my own mon. ey." "Now. reproach me with my poverty, will, you? If I did act bring you any money, I brought you sespect able connexions, and-" -"True, you brou ;ht all your connexions." "Now you repro ach me with that, do you ? I dare say you grd4ge my relations slery mouth. fil they rat while ti iey are here." "I grudge nothkag, my dear-I would say dev--" "Don't use that word again, 1. Snapdragon; if you do, I'll leave the table." "T'hank you, myj love; then I'll help myself to sugar." "Yes, and you would help yoarself to another wi.', I dare say. ill was gone." "I am afraidl there is little chance ofthat. But my coti.ie is cooling, while I am waiting for the sugar." "Then it will be like your ive, which has been cooling evetr since we were married. * I'harn y1i'". :us dear : Ihere's noihiug like a sharp aci It:,r a coning draught." •"Si"arp acid i ,h you call rue a slarp acid T I'll not endri,- y,.'r rau:'s ai;y longer. I'll g home to my conuexioao. I'd have separ. maintenance." 1 "Whenever you please, my dev--darling. "I won't take such pesky ianguage from ou." [Goixg, wri:h 11t/w sugar.bowl in her head l"My dear, leave the suagar-bowl, if you please." "Here. take it !" [Throwing it at his head, and exi! !J Ferrr-THnE IMPORTANCE OF ITS C-attrvA. TW~s.-It has been suggested by a distinguished ag iculturist, that fruit will soon become an ar. ticle of diet quite as indispensable as any- other article iow to common use. A supply of good fruits-apples, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, &c., is necessary to the am* tort adJ convenience of every family. Famers who have land, and who can command. the requisite means and time to attend to the matter without detriment to the more esseatial dutes of their calling, are certainly culpable is no slight degree ii they lil to secure, to themeuives the many advantages resulting from the possess ion ot a fruit orchard on the most liberal plan. The expense of attending to truittrees is, indeed a mere trifle, and no one desirous of seeing those around him happy, will ever consider it an objection worthy.ol the'slightest thought. It is true that latterly far greater aatention has been paid to this important department of productive industry than was formerly the case; yet notwithstanding the multiplicity of ftuit orchards, vineyards &c., and the greatly aug. mented quantity of fruit annually brought to our markets, there is still a scarcity in many sec tions, and the price, of prime fruit is exorbitantly high. A PoL.a BEAn.--4 Polar Bear was mees. fly shot, on the coast of Labrador, by the crew of the Lord Exmouth of Halifax. The animal %yas stuffed and sent to Boston. Two ofthe crew ofthe Lord Exmoutb were cruising in a boat, when they discovered the bear upon the Island. They immediately re turned to the ressel, took in six others of the crew, and eight muskets with which they re. turned to the vicinity of the Island. Upon ap* proaching within gun-shot the bear peresived and came towards them The irst dischage wounded him in several places ht did in the least check his approach. Finally, however after receiving quite a number of b ls inhis baody he tmed and slowly ereated Ia. . knlag his attackers shudder by the leressmes oef his howling. It was thea proposed by Dizona that they should land upon the Island in eedrsc to coesumtsate the victory. To this .the am"S jority of the crew demurred from fear. - ofthe crew, however, including Dison, hul ha.ing armed.themselves with two loadu& s iLe. The bear, as so as he so SaW up on land, turned ab~Slat. 4 ý en r. rac when siztmshsdh were p te is body without 4arenly checking his approach. Bfore however he got near enough to bam them, Mr. Dixon succeeded in loading another . At this moment the bear phesented his side which he had not done before, and a bel let was lodged in his throat which caused the animalto ll h wasmoretha half an hour however befoe they dared to approach, as every few minutes the bear would by a desperate ef fort get upon his feet with the intention of regoiang them. After it was deemed safe, they ed -near, and found him to be dead. He was with considerable labor taken to the vessel, and found to be sixteen feet long, and to weigh 2200 pounds. Fire hundred pounds of fat were takes from him in Halifax and it was found that sixteen balls had lodged in his body. The con test lasted for an hour and a half, and the roars of the infuriated animal might have been heard for many wiles. How TO KiEP SMOKED Hams.-The best method ofkeeping hams is after they are smno rked to put them arick into the pickle, and the smoky taste is preserved as perfectly as when put in aches or kept in a dry place.