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JX' ar BRAT T LE BORO, Yt. JANUARY 22, 1836. VERMONT l'IKENIX. iVilisticd ciory I'riday Morning, ,rrw. xicuoLs u w. n. ryther. . i. Hall's HttiMing, nearly oppotite Chaic'a , .1 To single subscribers Two Dollars a jear. ..... rccehc their tuners nt llic office. .... A UlSCOUlll iiuin mirv in iivi, ui iwi'iiiv ,..tllT II ' ' 91 ., ,mi ore paid, except nt the option of the .ir.mtc attention. jJ-pAH liwi of Jin niirt I'irtu neatly cxccul . ami mi niotlcrate tcims. mnorio""" From the Zodiac. nr fi I t. V T. R HAIR. in""- Cnffliinot furrowed o'er my cheek, Vr ik, he fat.il signet set Then why thi silver hair! Tome rot all the valued lore Thf ion of science blcses, Cinboi"' !ie thrilling eloquence Tsu tingle hair possesses. Til iuW early monitor, ThMTonih'f sv hours haie flown j One gtanrr will tell the stream is pass'd; Our foil)' Rubicon. MISCEL LAN V irVThe lolioivincr s pinicu sKetcn oi tnc w . . , .. ,. ... a .i .... ..h hprn ni ini i mvnens in irnm ini aof George Washington Ctistis, step son . n- . t . i. - lifjl nasuiiigiou. nu-tujij n iiuiii iiiu f . ii OMVUWt n DANIEL MOKGAX. The outposts of the two armies wero very . ... ...L stiliiir (I'll is i-i lllit A rrtnririnn ( r m .. i f !..:: I3UCI. UU3I I UU3 UI ULititmuit; IHI liv-u IU I 111- ..ifAit r,i? nnpinifr 1111 nnvtt nnv ni mc nn. IH.iUU IMlJU-tltit, ill. iiwJiiiwii.1 wi in. a ... I'a ah.i llisit.il I n rirn I, 1HCI3. It was night, nnd the Chief was alone. i i .t;- . i l i . it i . i i t r t.AM.. . . ... . I . hi.. . ... . t l ramam fiiit'i in is r. i u imii vim ifi ri'riiiu 1 . - J J J J iL .1 . 1 :osfd officer, and about "twenty nicked .11 .1 . 1 w.w an possible caution j gel as nenr as j mil. Irani in 1 mi ni 11 :i nil n i 11 ft .cifr lifts well, On no account whatever are von itx' LJ "... b ' 1 nothing imlucu yon tu fire n siturle shot: I ' iWSVV UI UIJIOllIIH Vd I lTfllCJ trtu iluL.... -1 t tor me extreme nreciseness bfse orders, uormit m tn s.ivihni I lmr msons. Filling two glasses of wine. Genenl continued .ni now, Col. Mor .we will drink- a good night, and success your enterprise Alorenn nnniTi-il tho 0. smacked his lips, and assurinyr his ex P 1 1 1,18 orc3ers snou1 be jiniictiial- y, mi tnc lent ot the Commander hicf harmed nt being chosen ns the execu oEccr of a daring enterprise, the Lead 1 the Woodsmen repaired to his qtinr and calling for Gabriel Lontf, his fa- Captain, ordered him to detail a trustv LJiiiiit. il-iiuus. iviiu hit oustned. and . vh.,,v.j IV UV Ull 11IUII !. rwffu nl 4 . ., v . . ! .u a uiuiiieni s warning, rtlor W Ijiag stretched their manly forms re ih' watchfirc, to await the going . He moon the signal for departure. e after midnight, and while the rays -'.uux iiiunn Cllll l.nl 11 li..nrt.n.l .., lillllliv LllllIiJll,U lieStem hnrin.i uTT C! .11 Lino- . "-'b -e w up your men," and twenty -buira were Oil IhiMr ti-et in n mn. Indian filo , Ull, iiiu u uv Ull f I """P1. yet light and stealthy M. e WOodstnon '!'!, ,-l,..,l .1... - .tin- rraw prt nn c . no,. il, ll'0tthe Hessians, ns In inline lh.. " 'heir nines. Hi,.,.i i... .1 ...!.. 1 ', pusuions 01 1110 reaotiDts, "J ice numerous tents that dotted tho f L7 a Tood afound," and shone L(T IT ni811 ''aze. tho enenmp- j .j Tsh and German reinforcc ,U 'n Trl Perlonneu their perilous , m?Ut "10 S iffhtMSt ilisrnvnrv nnd riren l.nems(-'lvcs, nnd the success icWrfPriSe' PreP"ed lo retire, just ns a Vi. lrom a neishborinir farm house W1U nrr ..I,.,..: - . ., " . i b "iuiiHion in llin mnrn " .uurous party reached n small ""Sal some dislnm-n frn, .l.o Uriliot. uu wmmam inn- n. i..o:, .. ,o. ,ff the ad aeon it.. . ',.. "I 10 glVU liS n,,, j.tje refjt lyy. ""Sun h it ., i 1. r .1. . . - . ,iiiw ui IIKIICII OT IIIU VI- , w'Pwii. Scarcely had they thrown mu crass, when t hnv 1, . . ? ""' me enemv s advanced ttliy of l,orsc'' commanded by an ;w proceeding along a road that led L lr sPl where tho riflemen had t8cVPrt CLUld Lu LL'lter chosou for ,nj , for tnero were rocks nnd ra- '0 Hit uj IVUIUI1 illU IUU14 JUSl mi'ntlOnpH nnccnl t-i nt r v . S'lltlUnflro,! ....J ' " "uuvs. flniun" .l ,t.- acnm l , ' """'i murgan, its mu , Pproached nor did the clansmen of "oodsm . V ,,l;tier, man am ivior , s"ienintho present instancu. each aii.. l - . Lio closo thore- y toi 'Vattheso fellows are about. "l- me horsemen had gnined the height, nnd the officer dropping his rein on his charger's neck, with n spy glass recon noitered the American lines. "The troopers closed up their files, nnd wero either enrt ss mg the noble animals they rode, adjusting their equipments, or gnzitig upon the sur rounding scenery now fast brightening in the beams of n rising sun. t Morgan looked at Long, and Long upon his superior, while tho riflemen, with pant- ma quests, nnu spanning eyes, were only n niting some rignal from their officers "to let the ruin fly." At length the martial 'oftler of Morgan overenme his prudence and sense of military subordination. Forgetful of consequences, reckless of every thing but his enemy, now within his grasp, ho waved his hand, nnd loud nnd sharp rang .tho report of the rifles nmid tho surrounding echoes. At point blank distance, the certain and deadly tiim of the Hunting Shirts of the Revolutionary Army is loo well known to history to need reinurk nt this time of day. In thf instance we have to record, the efl'ccts of the fire of tho riflemen were, tremendous. Of the horsemen some had fallen to rise no more, while their liberated chargers rushed wildly over tho adjoining plains, others wounded, but entnncled with their stir runs.' were dragged by the furious nnimals expir ingly nlong, while th" very few who were unscathed spurred hard to regain the shelter of the British lines. While the smoke yet canopied the scene of slaughter, and the picturesque forms ol tho woodsmen appeared among the foliage, as they were reloading their pieces, the co lossal figure of Morgan stood aiurt. He seemed the very genius of War, as gloomily 110 contemplated the havoc his order had made. He spoke not, he moved not, but looked as one absorbed in intensity ol thought The martial shout with which he was wont to cheer his comrades in the hour of com bat was hushed, the shell from which he had blown full many a note of battle and of triumph on the fields of Saratoga, hung idly by his side; no order was given to spoil the sfain, the arms nnd the equipments for which there was nlways a bounty from Congress, the shuts for which there was such need, at that, the sorest, period of our country's pri vation, nil, nil were abandoned, ns with nn abstracted air and u voice struggling for ut terance, Morgan ruuuenly turning to Jus Captain, exclaimed, Long, lo thu ctimp. The favorite Captain obeyed, the Riflemen with trailed arms fell into file, nnd Lonir and his parly soon disappeared, but not before the hardy fellows had exchanged opinions on the strange termination of the late a flair. And they agreed tiem con, that their Colonel wus tricked, (conjiifed) or assuredly, after such a fire as they hod jnst given the ene my, such an emptying of saddles, and such a squandering ol the troopers, he would not have ordered his poor rifle boys from the field, without so much us a poor few shirts or n. pair of stockings divided among them. Yes, s.tid a tall, lean and swarthy looking fellow, an Indian hunter from the frontier, ns he carefully placed his moccasincd feet in the foot-prints of his file-leader, "Yes, my lads, it stands to reason our Colonel ii tricked." Morgan followed slowly on the trail of his men. The full force of military guilt rush ed upon his mind, even before the reports of his rifles had ceased to echo in the neigh boring forests. He became more and more convinced of the enormity of his offence, as, with dull and measured strides, he pursued his solitary way, and thus he soliloquized. Well. Daniel Morgan, you have done for yourself. Broke, sir, broke to a certainty. You may go home, sir, to the plough ; your sword will be of no further use to you. Broke, sir, nothing can save you : and then is the end of Col. Morgan. Fool, fool By a single act of madness thus to destroy the earnings of so many toils, and many un hard fought battle. You are broke, sir, and there is an end of Col. Morgan. To disturb this reverie, there suddenly appeared at full speed, the aid-de-camp, the Mercury of the field, who, reining up, accos ted the Colonel with, "I nm ordered, Colonel Morgan, to ascertain whether the firing just now neard proceeded from your detachment." "It did, sir," replied .Morgan doggedly. "Then Colonel," continued tho aid, "1 am further ordered to require your immediate nttendnnco upon his Excellency, who is fust approaching." Morgan bowed, and the aid, wheeling his charger, galloped back to re join his Chief. The gleams ot tne morning sun upon me sabres of the hoise;guard, nnnounccd the arrival of the dreaded commander that be ing who inspired with n degree of awe eve ry one who approached him. With n stern, yet dignified composure, Washington nd dressed tho militnry culprit, "Can it be possible, Colonel Morgan, thnt my nid-de-cainp has informed me aright? Can it be possible, nftcr the orders you received last evening, that the firing we have heard pro ceeded from your detachment Surely, sir, iny orders wero so explicit as not to be easi ly misunderstood." Morgan was brave, but it has been often nnd justly, too, observed, that that man never was born of woman, who could approach tho great Washington, and not feel n degree of awe nnd veneration from his presence. Morgan quailed for a moment before the stern, yet just displeasure of his chief, till, arousing nil his energies to tho effort, ho uncovered, and replied; "Your Excellency's orders wcro perfectly well un derstood; and, ngreeably to the same, I pro ceeded with a select party to reconnoitre the enemy's lines by night. Wo succeeded even beyond our expectations, nnd I was return ing to head-qnnrters to make my report, when, having halted n fow minutes to rest tho men, wo discovered n party of horse coming out of the enemy's lines. They enme up immediately to the spot where we 1 ii in siiii m ii I i Mm ii iiismiiwiw.infcn.j iMj in 1 lay concealed by tho brushwood. There they hnlted and gathered up fiTgethcr like a flock of partridges, aflbrding'ine so tempting an opportunity of annoying rny enemy, thai, may it please your Excellency, flesh and blood could not refrain." At this rough, yet frank, bold, and mnnly explanation, n smile was observed to pass over the countenances of several of the Gen eral's suit. The Chief remained unmoved; when waving his hand, he continued : Col Morgan you will retire to your quarters, there to await further orders. Morgan bowed, and tho military college rode on lo the inspection of the outposts. Arrived nt his quarters, Morgan threw himself upon his hnrd couch, and gave him self up to reflections upon the events which had so lately nnd so rapidly succeeded each other. Me was aware that he had sinned past all hope of forgiveness. Within twenty four hours he had f.illen from the commune! of a regiment, and being nn especial favorite with his General, to be. whnt disgraced and broken. Condemned to retire from scenes of glory, the darling passion of his heart forever lo abandon thu "fait fields of fighting men," nnd in obscurity to drag out the remnant of n wretched existence, neg lected and forgotten. And then his rank. so hardly, so nobly won, with nil his "blush ing honors" ncquired in the march across the frozen wilderness of the Kennebec, the storming of the Lower Town, and the gal lant nnd glorious coinbuls of Saratogu. The hours dragged gloomily away, niffhl came but with it" no rest for' the troubled spirit of poor Morgnn. The drums and fifes merrily sounded the soldiers' dawn, and the sun arose, giving "promise of a goodly day." And lo many wilhin the rir cuit of that widely extended camp did its genial beams give" hope, and joy, und glad ness, while it cheered not with n single ray the despairing Lender of the Woodsmen. About ten o'clock, the Orderly on duty reported the nrrivnl of nn officer of the start" from hend-quarters, und Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton, the favorite aid of the Commander-in-chief, entereil the marquee. "Be seated," said Morgan, "I know your errand, so be short my dear fellow, nnd put me out of mv misery at once. I know that I am. arrested, 'tis n matter of course. Well, there is my sword; but suiely his Excellency honors me, indeed, in the InM moments of my mili tary existence, when he sends for my sword by his favorite Aid, nnd my most esteemed friend. Ah, my dear Hamilton, if von knew ...i t i . .-,- i .1 , una i i nave suuereu since me cursed norse came out to tempt me lo my ruin." Hamilton, nbout whose strikingly intelli gent countenance thcrut.aLivnys lurked a playful smile, now observed, "Col Morgan, his Excellency has ordered me to" "1 know it," interrupted Morgan, "lo bid me prepare for trial, but pshaw, why a trial. Guilty, sir, euilty, past all doubt. But then (recol lecting himself.) perhaps my sen ices might plead; nonsense, against the disobedience ol u positive order, no, no, il is nil over with me, Hamilton, there is an end of your old friend, nnd of Col. Morgnn." The ugonized spirit of our hero then mounted ton pitch of en thusiasm as he exclaimed, "but my country will remember my services, nnd the British and Hessians will remember me too, for though I inny be f.ir away, my brave com rades will do their duty, nud Morgan's Rifle men be, ns they have alwuys been, a terror to the enemy." The noble, the generous souled Hamilton could no longer bear to witness the Strug les of the brave unfortunate; he called out . "hear me my dear Colonel, only promise me for one moment, and I will tell you nil." "Go on. Sir," replied Morgan, despairingly, "go on." "Then," continued iheuid-de-cntnp, "you must know thnt the commanders of regiments dine with his Excellency to day." "Whnt of that," again interrupted Morgnn, "what has that to do with me, a prisoner nnd " "No, no," exclaimed Hamilton, "no prisoner; n once offending, but now a forgiv en soldier, my orders are to invite you lo dine with his Excellency to day nt" three o'clock precisely ; yes, my brave and good fiiend, Col. Mui'gun, you still are, nnd likely long to he, the valued nnd famed commander of the Rifle Regiment." Morgan spran- from the camp bed on which he was sitting, and seizing the hand of the little great man, in his giant grasp wrung and wrung, till the nid-de-cump lit erally struggled to get free, then exclaimed, "am I in my senses, but I know you Hamil ton, you nre loo noblo a fellow to sport with thb feelings of an iold brother soldier." Hamilton assured his friend that ull was true, and gaily kissing his hand, ns he mounted his horse, bid the now delighted Colonel remember three o'clock, nnd be enreful not to disobey n second time, gal loped to head quarters. Morgan entered the pnvillion of the Commander-in-chief, ns it was fast filling with officers, nil of whom, nfter paying their re spects to tho General, filed off to give n cor dial squeeze of tho hand to the commander of tho rifle regiment, nnd to whisper in his ear words of congratulation. The cloth re moved, Washington bid his guests fill their glasses, nnd gavo his only, his unvarying toast, tho toast of tho days of trial, the toast of the evening of his "time honored" life amid the shades of Mount Vernon "All our Friends," Then with his usual old fash ioned politeness", he drank to each guest by name. When ho camo to "Col. Morgan, your good health, sir," a thrill ran through the mnnly frame of tho gratified and again fovorilo soldier, while every eyo in the pa villion wns turned upon him. At on early hour tho company broke up, and Morgan had a perfect escort of officers accompany ing hirn to his quarters, all anxious to con gratulate him upon his happy restoration to rank and favor, all pleased to assure him of their esteem for his person and services.! NO. 20. POLITENESS. How far little children think it worth xchile to be polite to their playmate and friends. I3.V politeness I do not mean a great deal of untR-cessnty bouing und courtesy ing, but that delicate nltentioii to the comfort of those "round us that springs from a kind, generous heart. How many little children enter the room without noticing respectfully those who nre older than themsnl VPS I llil VP Rcrin incm curtains of massy velvet, endeavoring to ac count for the strange inconsistency in the events of real life nnd the promisesjof ro mance to exchange these, nnd undergo every drudgery nnd every humiliation (or the wngrs of lackeys. There i so much truth in the remark, that to paint is well ; lo piny the piano is well ; to embroider is well : but to be able to make a pudding is belter than all." COmU 111 of n I'dlll uintf.r's llnv nrl iucl i . .V I . V1 l,cloriu,.B1' n EXPERIMENT ON A DRUNKARD. could not feel the warmth ofitnt all, aiid ' . " e , ,hc BanKr Co,n'"c.al Adver this without thu least npology for such a "Ser' . follow,"S remarkable account of an breach of politeness. Then, perhaps, they I cxPcrl'"lcI" oa a drunkard, performed by a med itilcrrnpt those in the room when .they are ieal s,uJent at South Berwick. Ionition or 11DMAN Bi.oon. We ob- in conversation, uy usking some foolish question, instead of waiting till an opportunity was given them lospeak. Then they are tnpolita to their lillle playmates, their sisters if they have any ; instead of as sisting, when their help is" really needed, they leave tuem to help themselves. How many liitlo boys think it beneath them to be kind nnd polite to a sister. I have seen some few who thought differ ently. I recollect last winter I used to meet a fine mnnly Ind, drnwine: his sister to school on his sled. Her little rosy cheeks nnd sparkling eyes bore testimony that his polite ness wns not thrown away upon her. She would pat his cheek with her little soft bund and call him her "kind brother." He would frequently meet boys of his acquaintance who would urge him to leave his sister and go with them to coast on the common. His answer always was, "Yes, when I hau carried little Emily to school." Do yon think that boy was not n good son, a good brother? I never saw bun impatient when he was walking with his little sister becnuse her little feet could not "keep up with his." He did'nt give her a sly twitch, as some little boys do, or frighten' her with stories of "old men," or "beggars," till she was afraid of her own shadow. No; he was nlways polite to her. And do you think he will for get to be polite as he grows older? No; for it will become n habit with him, nnd the little attentions which cost him nothing, and nre so gratifying to those who receive them, will gain bun many a friend. Think of this when you are templed to be rude or sel fish or unkind to those nbout you, und re member thnt you lose nothing by being po lite. But a stronger motive thnii that should influence us, wo i-hould "do unto others ns we would that they should do unto us." Who is it hns said "Be ye kind one to anoth er?" Youth's Companion. An Extract There is a close connexion between ignorance nnd vice; and in such n country ns our own. the connexion is fatal to freedom. Knowledge opens sources of pleasure which the ignorant can never know the pursuit of it fills up every idle hour, opens to the mind a constant source of oc cupation, wake up the slumbering powers, gives the secret contest victory, and unveils to our astonishment ideal worlds ; secures ui from temptation nnd sensuality, nnd ex- j the following words : serye in the Morning Star an interesting ex periment which wns performed by Jacob C. Hanson, n medical student of South Ber wick, Maine, on ihe blood of a common drunkard, who whs a resident of thnt village, in August lust. The circumstances were briefly these Mr. Hnnsjn had sometime previous to his trying thf, experiment, read in some of the physiological authors, thnt on the dissection of the cerebine of a defunct drunkard, a fluid was discovered in its fron tal sinus, which, on being extracted and ig- iincu oy me anniomisi, utirneU with n blue flame. From this circumstance Mr. H. wns induced to draw the conslusion. that during a protracted fit of intoxication, the blood must be strongly impregnated with alcohol and n favorable opportunity snon occurred for testing the truth of his "conjecture. An habitual and confirmed drunkard came stair- gering into the office of thu physician with whom Mr. H. was n student. This ohiect of pity and disgust wos exhaling nn odor more resembling alcohol tliun the breath of human being. His eye was inflamed and flushed, and his whole system had been sat urated with rum for a fortnight without ces sation ; during this time he had taken but little food but had swallowed tico gallons of Rum, in the course of the previous five days. Mr H. remarked that there wns some dan ger of his perishing by spontaneous combus tion, and observed to him that he might derive considerable benefit from being bled, giving it as his opinion, that the blood wns much encumbered with alcohol, nnd that he could ignite it, or in the words which he u sed to the drunkard, 'set it on file.' This last remark wus followed by a re quest from the drunkard that he should be bled, which wns performed without delay. From the odor which was perceptible to all present the moment the fluid followed the lancet, it wns evident that it consisted of a mixture of blood and alcohol.This wns fully confirmed by tho experiment which followed. A pint bowl filled with this fluid wns handed to one of the spectators, who ig nited a match nnd on bringing it in contact with the contents of the howl, a conflagration immediately ensued burning with n blue flame for the space of twenty-five or thirty seconds. Mr. II. concludes his account of this curious ami interesting experiment 1'itu LoitiiiLi.Aitu Will. The Court of Errors have made several important de cisions in relation lo this will. They havo reversed the Chancellor's decision, by which the whole will is destroyed. The property left bv Mr. Lorrillnrd of doMiirs embracing about fire hundred Iiaii.... .:.. ii.. .1. trm .1 uiiot-a ui una Liijr. y me v 111, mis prop erly, (with the exception of nbout thirty thousand dollars' in legacies, which is not touched by the decision) was left in fact, to 13 nephews nnd nieces, und their descend ants. By this decision the property goesio the heirs nt law, who arc his brothers and sisters, viz. : Jacob Lorrillnrd, Peter Ior- rillard, Mrs. John G. Coster, Mrs. , of Patterson, and three children of a deceased sister. The revenues accumulated since the. death of Mr. Lorrillard, which are untouch ed, nnd which must now be divided, amoun ted to nearly half a million of dollars. Tho properly is the largest that any individual has ever been possessed of, at his death, in the history of this city. Air. L. was a bach elor, a humble unpretending man, of kind feelings, nnd of a benevolent heart. Hii name ns n manufacturer of Cut Tobacco, is known far and wide. By close npplieation to business, and in dustrious habits, be acquired a large proper tv. which he invested iisimlK in rnl ..ii. j The rapid growth of thecity, the increase oi me vaiue oi property, lias enhanced his j estate to the value above stated ; and at his decease he was the largest real -stalc owner (except Mr. Astor, in the city. ""By this de' Icree, this immense number of houses must I be divided and probably be sold by auction. , If the distribution of pioperty among indi viduals is n public advantage, as we have no doubt it is. this large estate will probably soon by purchase fall into the hands of a great number of persons. N. Y. Daily Ad' vertiser. in alls us in the scale of rational beinos. When I pass by the grog-shop nnd hear the idle dispute and the obscene sontr when 1 see the carl rolled nlong filled with intoxica ted youth, singing nnd shouting as they go when I discover the boat sailing dow n the river, where you can discover the influence of rum by the noise which it makes I can not help but ask, were these people taught to read? Was there no social library to which they could have access Did they ever know the calm satisfaction of taking nn improved volume by n peaceful fireside? Or, did they ever tnMu the luxury of improv ing the mind? You hardly ever knewn young man that loved his home nnd his book, that wns vicious. Knowledge is of ten the poor man s wealth. It is n treasure that no thief can steal, no moth nor rust can corrupt. By this you turn his collage to a palace, and yon give a treasure which is al ways improving und enn never be lost. 'The poor man,' says Robert Hall, 'who has gained n taste for good books, will, in all fikelihood, become thoughtful; and when you have given the poor n habit ol thinking, you have conferred on them n much greater favor than by the gill of money, since you hnvo put in their possession the principle of all legitimate prosperity ." DOMESTIC IIAMTS IN FEMALES. Alany a man has owed his success or failure in business as much to the manage ment of his wife, as to his own individual actions. Though domestic occupations do not hold the high rank to which they are justly entitled, yet there is reason to believe that the prevailing sentiments are gradunlly undergoing a chnnge: that females sec more nnd more tho propriety of possessing the ability to overlook nnd wisely direct the ex penditures of thnt part of the husband's in come which fall under their own immedinte inspection; nnd that they are the most de serving characters, whatever their situations, who best perform the duties which those sit uations require. Wo believe thnt, ot the present day, the instances are more common where ladies in the higher classes of society deem it no disnarngeinent to bo familiarly acquainted with nil the internal concerns of their tnmilies. This is considered not only u matter of choice, but ns absolutely necessa ry if they would maintain thnt character and influence which they are destined to maintain in society. Yet to the shame of many a mother it must be spoken, that their daughters are suffered to come forward in life unprepared to fill nny situation with use fulness nnd dignity. They are instructed in the elegant but" not in the useful arts of lifoj nnd tho result will bo ns it often has been, where there is no security for the pos session of wealth, that they will bo obliged to exchange tho voluptuous droam of life spent in feasting on silver and dcring smidotj The above experiment which resulted in a phenomenon thus brilliant, and which I had never noticed either by observation or in authors, wns not only witnessed by my self, and (he subject of u who sat mute, as tounded and in breathless silence but by sev eral respectable gentlemen, together with n worthy and respected physician, mv tutor, who were present and who in the subjoined certificate vouch far the authenticity of the fuct I now submit to the public. JACOB C. HANSON. To the Pt'Di.ic. We the undersigned, residents of South Berwick, Me , do hereby certify that we wuru present und witnessed the experiment above described. Ciiaklcs Traiton, John G. Wkiistkr, John Khnnako. "Better Marry than I)o Waur." On Wednesday an aged couple were married ut Barming Church, Kent. The bridegroom was stone blind; the bride was so deaf thnt she could hear the service with great diffi culty ; tne interesting urines-maul was a man with a wooden leg, and the bridesmnn had lost an u rm. "The course of true love never did mn smooth," and at the altar, we hear, there was considerable dilhcully in arranging the party. When tho bride turn ed her best ear to tho parson, she was of course, on thu blind side of "her intended," and great trouble arose as to giving the one legged brideswairf n perfect tous standi (as lawyer D , would say) in the ceremo ny. However, at last, "the mind's eyo'1 of tho gay brulesgroom took a proper view of the matter; tho bride uttered the awful monosyllable "ves" loud enough to make herself hear, thu bridesmaid put his "best leg foremost," the bridesman lent a hand (his only one) nnd the whole, or rather tho mutilated parly, departed in the most legiti maiu manner, the deaf leading the blind, the armless shaking hands with the legless, and the latter "making a leg" to the parson. Wo hear that the veteran principals in the business previously had each other "liking" for eight years. Bell's Life. Earthquake in Italy. The Neapolitan Gazette of the 7th Nov. has the following nccoint of thu destruction of Custiglioni by on earthquake, and the burying of more than 100 of its inhabitants under the ruios. In the middle of the night of the 12th ult. a strong shock of nn earthquake was generally felt in Calnbria Citrn ; this was followed at intervals by ten other shocks, some also wero experienced an the following days. In the midst of these commotions, Cattigli oui, a commune in the district of Cosema wns levelled to the ground, and 100 out of a population of 1,000 thus met an untimely j death. Many of the inhabitants who attempt i ed flight were seriously wounded by the fal ling of the houses. The small village of Rovelln, with a population of 370 persons, shared the. same fate, although with the loss of only two lives, and about 30 wounded. In Lcpanno, n family of six individuals were buried in the ruins of a fallen house. In Rende two wero killed from the same cause, and one in Casole. Nineteen perished in Santo Pietro a Gun ratio, where also several houses were thrown to the ground. The buildings in Cosenza, the capital of the prov ince, were considerably damaged, although no lives were lost. Calamitous as this event has proved, it sinks into insignificance when compared to a disaster of the same kind which befel the other Calabria in 1783, a great part of which, as well as Sicily, was destroyed by a most tremendous earthquake, with the loss of forty thousand persons, who peiished in the ruins of towns and Tillages. Singular Circumstance. An extraordin ary occurrence is related in the Newark Ea gle in relation to a suicide in that town, An unusual noise being heard in the house whcie thu melancholy affair took place, two or ihreu persons suddenly ran in, and orv their entrance, beheld with amazement and horror, n person with a razor in his hand, holding fast to nuother person whose throat was cut from ear to ear, nod who was rapid ly bleeding to death from the fatal wound. Tho intruders nt once demanded who had done the dreadful deed ? The dying man had just breath enough left to reply, '1 did it myself,' nnd falling down, expired in a very ifcw minutes. It seems thu man wns rccov lering from a fit of sickness, and sent for tho geiiiiemnu wno was iouua iu so critical a situation to come and shave him; which op eration having been in part completed, lie sat down iji n chair to re-sharpen his razor, While he wns engaged in this manner, the sick man stood behind him unobserved, and there cut his own throat with knife. Tho man with tho razor in his hand, hearing u strange noise behind him, jumped up in great terror, and seized the person as he was falling. It wns in this situation they wero discovered. . Lonoon Waitkiis. The waiter alone inn first rate London hotel, requires at least ten dollars a week from each person, for his own private feus. Besides this, there are other servants to pay, the bill exclusive. Two guineas ure often-chnrged for u room for one evening with n pair of wnx candles. Stage drivers at the end of a day's journey, expect two shillings English (four shillings our money) extra from each passenger. Payment to ordinary servants in New York money is as follows: for one bed one night, two shillings to the mnidlha porter two shillings waiter two shillings-boota one shilling -all exclusive of the bill .Vif-. GoaJ's Milk at Lisbon. The decree for suppressing the supply of milk from gotta in this city hns been carried into effect. Twenty thousand of these beautiful animals, in bodies of from ten to twenty, entered thu city every morning at daylight, and remain ed about two hours, supplying every homd with their delicious nnd wholesome milk in a genuine state, attended by some thousands' of fine healthy young men and girls, who feed them on the adjoining mountains, and all of whom nro thrown into a state of dis tress. They went in a body to tho Queen, but got no redress. The city will now, likd London be obliged to buy the milk of cows' highly adulterated. The Portuguese hava nn aversion to the milk of the cow, Tho reason for this violent and unpopular meas tiro is that thu goats were suffered to trespass upon the corn-fields and gardens, or kintos, in the vicinity of tho city. Letters from' Lisbon. A lawyer on his death bed willed all bis" ptoperty to th Lunatic Asylum, giving as reason tor so doing that he wished his pro' perty to return to the same liberal class-Of people who hod patrenir'td bim.