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t $m TTTT BRATTLEBORO, Yt. MAY 20, 1836. NO. nnMONT PIKE NIX. ..... i-a at C1 T rl f t. (j,V. NICHUU n jh&fv. Vo. 2 Hall's llnilding, nearly opposite Cliaso'a ' ' Stage Ilouio. . Tn linclc suUscribcrs Two Dollar a year. ..... .vho reccNc their paper at llio office) " : . .. . . . ijenr. A discount from uicao price 01 iwemy ,li will be made to those who pay tn advance ment i n' roa,'e at ,he cxl,irn,'on of 11,8 )cnr . -ill 1- milled. ICT No paper discontinued ... nro D.iiU. except 01 tno option oi uio am:""- - .: . . . ... . rt.jr. hv mail tniifli ba nosiiiai(i-or hers. - ' n ...i n-rrirc nllenlion. 111 . nit Tf,,,r, . t . . " . .I I. ..r iiiii ruin l niu nc.iir execm t... . mul on inoiicniio icrim. gBUl ' . ... ri-.i t :. ii,nrii.,:.. . i ... dit'nni innan .ni ivira llll 1 Ul" uincy. -' THE LADY-BUa AND THE AfcT. tnd milled Willi pride and scorn, .'.I....I1K a nlain-dressed Ant eo by With a heaty gram en corn : I .... ins nrillintlU mtlllfl- And jdjoitcd her silken et,' taking her glass of a drop of dew Thai lay in 'he Hose's lircast. . i i u ... i I ,i. ., ,l. A-i I..UJ .. henmc t.iuu i'w And Mfing her haughty lrc, 'aok no more nolirc, hut travcll d on At the Mine indnstiinus parei And rodcly inept the ground, And tcatlcred its leaies around. . . . i i. i rn me inniovivc.. - Fonhe knew nut where to go, i . t' i . i .. i.i.. Had brought with it rain nnd snow: I ...... ..nr. fliitti.il nml lir fn.l Wlr rnld. Andahe m.hcd for Ihe Ant's arm cell; nrf tiii He did in i lie iv n n norm I'm lore I cannot tell. . YTith her Utile ones by her side; ailEHl mviii dii. ii iiviecu iu iuii, 'or rnind the sneers of pride: (ml I thought, as I sat at the closc.ot the day, Ellin; my bread and milk, iai niter to work and improve my time, Thin be idle and dress in silk. L. II. S. From the Vermont Chronicle. LITERARY CONVENTION. rt r . ... i .i I n i nnvpni nn ni nmriinrq nnn nmnr in. ne ai r i inpsoiircn. jniiiinrv i .1111 niiii . 163G. the followinir resolutions were 111 .1 I I 1 f unimmousiy uuontud. viz : in Vermont; to meet nt on the of-. place as they may lutlQc most expedt- DHOl O.VlnfT Prntlninpn worn nnnntntHM rrnrri'inoii t-tit. k- j - 1 ... : . .... !. mt4J lut VJjWIll li)UIUIUU1 - uutvw. A MlUbll Ui .IIIUUII, 1 WWIIltL, V. John WhpMnr P 01 vermnnt ..v , . IVI.IUI, UI JLVUIItlllU. inn .ainiiu r . i - .".ill. I I Ullkt.1. UI 1 II LIIITIIIII 11 . , -rr-...w.iviiv uiiu uiiucuuiv 10 uruvi' notice, a part of the gentlemen, constitu- "IV. VOmmittPP mut nt Ilia hnncn nfllw. il( ii iuuil 1111 1 v. I'l'iirn irv yum . nfior n.f,.l .1.1:1. y .- '. J , . ? .-w wiiuui uuiiuerauon, tin ourneu. 10 rn nhnn.i..n:i.. r . . -I'liuuiuy mr corresponitenco ivnn wnt members of the Committef. and ancrgennrs, April 25th: and made UB "rransemenis with re erence 10 1 o. . r'"u XJTKSiKllAr. I nvvvWTlnv , -.. uv cm m rtiontneiier : anu or- 17rt ah 'ii.. 1 . . J . ..... ull ll;r3un3 normnnont v nnTarreo I-, --"'iws ui teaching all gentlemen "wral education all ministers of the r- "'iu uiuer nm rsinnn irnnll. given in lemen, to- h r rVnntlnm.111 in tti Clnlo - fwiuui ii, nn n 11 inrt m sin inn- "..inn 10 aitenu said Convention, ns niuerR. nn .. .. , i. .. . . .m iuhc imri in lis iipiiiiprntiniifi . 11 "h.. .... - t 'u. "'ceiings win uo open nnd ;roviaeu for ladies, and others who ) wish to hearthnl "'H me loiiowing subjects bo pro- 'T discussion to bu sovornllv intrn. :.y..u wen Address, or Lecture, or ieJ or "(--port, with resolutions sub , ec procai influence of moral and -mm euucniinn . A . .. . . . . . , " viuuarnitve Viuw of t in nrnvisinn y iaw, in this and other States, for tbo Pement of learning; or the history due t " lh'S counlry. on the subject 1( 1 'in suggestions lor improve- of I "n.l;0I'lance of increasing the nunv 1 lluerally educated men in this r.nmmii- '"uiuer to e evnlnllln Rtnnil.ir.l nf pnm. 6rllli.nl!. u -"vmiiiii . 'PI. . - " ., ' 1 ""tuenco of education on tho char- dirp i- iauillly 01 civil institutions; nnd ectlonrtnd madifii-ntinn ivliir'li il rriuns fcuuions. 'ueoennnf' of tho rililliuntinn rf (lin on tho improvement and perfection The relati ' cularly, to that furnished in common Importance of Toxt;Book instrucJion, compared with that given in tho form of lec tures. 4 8. Influence, oh tho mornl nml inti.lloptn.1 al chnrncterof children nnd youth, exerted by appeals to the principle of emulation. .7. iiu kuiujiuriiiivi: unpoiinnca 01 me mntlicmatic8 nnd the luniriiares in n cnursn oflibonil education; with tho best tnethods of teaching them. 10. Lain h Ucnartmcnt for Manual Lnbor bo benoficmlly connected with literary insti tutions 1 and if so, what nnd how 1 11. Physical Education, 12. Fcnmlo Education. . " 13. The distinctive character and obicct of Academics, with an inquiry Jn regard to tho proper number for this State: nnd re marks on tho subject of their endowment. 14. school btatistics. 15. The qualifications of teachers, and the best mode. of securing a competent num ber of well quiiliiied tcaclicrs7ofr common schools, to meet the exigencies of the State. Iu. llie ovils existmir in our common schools; and the appropriate remedies. 17. 'i he public schools of i'rtissia. com pared with other systems ; and an inquiry, whether that system mnv not be so modified, us to be ndaptcd to the condition of society in mis country. 10. To what extent and in what manner should religious instruction bo common schools. 19. Inquiry concerning: tho nnnronriatc branches, to bu taught in common schools, with an examination of Text Hooks: espe cially for reading. iil). 1 ho lnlltienco ot rmplovinf: visible illustrations, in imparting instruction to children. 21. Can Music be successfully and use fully taught iu common schools? 22. bchool Houses: their construction and location, with reference to the conven ience of teachers, and the health and im provement of scholars. 23. What method can be adopted to in duce children more generally and punctually to attend public schools; and thus socuro to every child in the community such an edu cation as comports with the character of our civil institutions 7 24. Tho best mode of governing children, nt school. 25, The best method of exciting the inter est of children in their studies; and securing their attention lo appropriate instruction 2G. Is 11 expedient to encourage Lyceums 27. Is it expedient to procure, annually, the delivery of a short course, of lectures, on the art of tenclunc, at some convenient time and place, for the benefit of common school instructors 28. Is-jt-proper to encournce itinerant lecturers. , On several of these subjects, the Commit tee have engaged particular gentlemen to write. 1 hey have made n similar request of others, from whom they have not yet re ceived an answer ; and they intend to con sult others still ; so as to secure, at least, one short written discourse, on each of tho most important topics of discussion. Encourage ment, nnd in most instances strong assuran ces arc given, of making preparation on topics, Nos. 3. G, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19. 20. 21, 22, and 23. The Committee of onangements take this method of suggesting to the gentlemen, who Imtrn nnrrfirrnr! tn ivritn niiii itinsn vvhn mnv iiuvi. Qub,,u . . . . w, . be disposed to write, (in fixing -the titles of their Lectures or Dissertations) uio propriety- of chnnirin!r tho laniruase, hero used, so ns to meet their own views nnd manner of treating their respective subjects. They likewise request each gentleman, who writes, if the nature of his subject will permit, to close his discourso with n resolution ot se ries of resolutions, for tho discussion and adoption of the Convention. 1 ., l'or uie ijomviiiicc, Joshua Bates, Chairman. EAHTIIO.ITAK1: IN IlUNOAUY. Tho Aus- trinn Journals give the following account of 1 0 1 1 1 .. a naturui phenomenon which uucuticu uvui lake Platten 111 Uttngniy: Szolos Gmrk. Feb. 10. Yesterday morn inir wo had n heavy fall of snow, so much so that by mid day, tho snow was 0110 foot nnd a hulf deep. Meanwhile tho roaring of tho waters of lake Flatten was frightful, nnd tho waves rose to n creut height. 1 0 wards mid-day the Inko became calm, nnd n Mrnmr south wind then suddenly selling in, nuiqL Iy moiled tho great mass.es of snow un der which many caitlo imu oeen uuriuu, our were now partly rescued. This wus follow ed about threo o'clock in the nfternoon, by n terrific thunder storm, accompanied by a vio lent tempest intermingled with a drizzling snow, during wnicn n mnn who wus gumg .! SFrom I ho New Ynik Mirror. to a neighboring forest, nnd two others who were sitting nt their own nrestue, were sirucu hv tbn lirhtriinr. Towards five o'clock all seemed to bo over, not the slightest otmos pheric movoment wns observable, when on a sudden a great subterraneous noise, which u-ns immediate v succeeded by a violent earthquake, terrified all the inhabitants, who fled from their dwellings. Several houses ivnro wrnnt. and others thrown down. The lake Flatten, 20 miles square fGorman) in extent, was. and is still, covered with a dark mist: in many places tho water appears to hiiiiliiR. ns if it wero boilintr. and, what is vcrvTemarkobie, several dead fish Were lost night cast ashore. But what is worse than alithat has yet been related, is tho fact that the inhabitants of tho vollies Latizang and Triz, togethor with their flocks, are com- nol led to eavo their Homes, uecause tnoso nlnpis. since tho earthquake of yesterday, invo become completely overspread with u thick fectid vapor; and in tho plain flames aro seen to nso from tne earth, we nro in tho greatest consternation here: the Inko is again much agitated to-dny (9 o clock in the mornipg.) owl ue waves wcu m uu mi menso height, MAItKYINn l'OK I.OVE. "Who is that rrrntlciniin wlin lo mninl tn tho right of the subject of your Into sketch?" " I lull is on officer also. His name is1 Liner, and ho has been involve? in difRctil- ties nil his life in consequence of marrying iuiv, milium artuiiii'r u puruon 01 inui most essential medium for nrocurim? the necessaries nnd comforis of life." "Copt Ling, tho pleasure of n glass of wine." "He is but a lieutenant, but the title of can- tain is his by courtesy. As I was saying-, 1 had been acquainted with him soveralycars, through tho medium of some of his brother ollieers, without sVeing the domestic felicity wnicn 110 was niwnyuso Highly lauding." "My dear fellow, why doirtyou get mar ried?'' he would say. "It is time enough," I replied. "You cannot ituirrv too irlv. Yon bni-h. elors have no idea of liapplnessV" It1" is cen tered in tho married life. You -must pass the precincts of wedlock before you can en ter its sacred pale without there is no true lelicily. o hunt for it pursue it, und like the ip-nia-futuus it leads you a weary chase which ends iu disappointment." "Wo surely have some privileges?" "Yes, after having been pecked at by the world at large, and dwindling into a cross- groined, surly being, only endured by some needy, relation, you possess the proud privi lege ol becoming tho prey of your house keeper." "You nre too scvcie 1" "An nffectionate wife shnring nil your cares anu pleasures anticipating nil your wunts, mm studying every thing that may promote your happiness. (Jhildren vieing with each other lo gain your affections, and clinging round you in fond regard these these nre transports you know nothing of." "1 ou will persuade me to become a Ben edict 1" "01 if you saw my wife nnd children I Comol you shall I walk with me. It is but a few streets off Nay, 1 will take no denial." Mv curiosity becoming strongly excited to see the amiable family whoso happiness had been so lorcibly depicted, I accompiiicd my friend to a remote part of the town, nnd stopping in u dark nnd solitary looking street, ho told mo we were nt his lodgings. After nscendiug a very narrow and dirty staircase, so rickety with nge nnd rottenness, that I fancied my neck more than once itn perilled, I wus ushered into the "sanctum sanctorum" of the thrice happy Benedict. It wns u small, plainly furnished room: and, whatever taste might originally have been evinced iu its decornlions, now was al together lost' on nn apartment, which aervud them "For Parlor, for Kitchen nnd nil." I saw. nt a glance, that our visit was most confoundedly mat apropos. In one corner ol the room, stood n littl cherub, exerting its angelic voice in th loudest strain against the aqueous operatiou of ablution, which u lusty, red-armed wench . . . . 1! was determined to periurm, muugre us ui vine appeal. At nn old nnd worn out in struinent, sat another ol the bcatihc brood, hammering upon the keys, with both lists, wilh nil its migJitj und, by its side, nnothcr yet. playing upon n shrill penny trumpet and springing n diminutive rattle. The charming angel, tho mother of this sweet nrorrenv. the paragon 01 periecuon, tn wifo, who had created this scene of earthly felicity, was busily employing her fair and fairy-like hands in rolling out the crust for an apple-dumpling : while upon tho (ire with u janty air, snt the saucepan, most evi dently. intended for its reception; nnd.be lore it. erect, with military precision, siooa wooden horse, upon which hung table-cloths ninaforcs, &c. &c. &c. "Maria I my most intimate friend, Mr , of New York." "Whv. William, I am really surprised nrav be seated, sir, but this is just like ull your inconsiderate doings excuse mo for n moment." And tne lair iauy mauo a pre cinitato retreat. "0, papa, papal" cried tho hammerer on tho instrument. "Papa, papal" echoed the squeaker on the trumpet. "Papa, papa I" squalled tho wator-drench ed sufierer. But soon a mightier attraction than "papa" 1 ... .: r ,t. ,:.,:,,. ipi... larresiull UlU uuciiimju ui uiu miumioi. a. ui; basin of apples, nlrendy pared for tho dump ling, stood temptingly lavish of their sweet flavor unon the very edge of tho table. One bv one the nieces disappeared. At length tho versatile performer on tho mule and trumpet, perceiving tho war that was rnging upon tho fruit, hastened to nssist in its exter mination. Apple after npplo vanished with tho raniditv of liirhtniug. "Annies, onnles." roared the constrained love, in tho corner, who was incapable of joining tho fray. 1 he two assailants, hear ing tho cry thus rnised, and inncying a tnira party might essentially uiminisu turn Klin l'n n f t'lin snnil. seized simultiinpousl V UI) on tho basin, endeavoring to mnko n speedy retreat with tho prize. But no such good fortune availed either. A desperate strug gle ensued, worthy 0 better cause down they all came basin, children and npnles the basin broken, tho children hurt, the np nles trainnleil under foot, and nil hones of tho promised dumpling consigned to eternu oblivion. Loud upon the air rose tho cries of the wounded, l'n pa boxes tho ears ol one, nnu slaps the back ol the other. Bhneks suc' cecd to cries, out rushes tho mama en dUho,' billi; nnd I, apologizing fpr a forgotten en rrnffement. which deprives me of the pleas ure of n farther stny, leave this abode of this enviable felicity to those who nro more ca pahlo thnn myself of appreciating its enjoy mept. From the Forgcl-Mc-Nnt for 1636. LIFE IN THE WOODS. Among the enrlie&t settle nf tbn tvilils of.Salmon river, wns a Vermonteso bv the numo of Dob8on n large, resolute and ath letic mnn. Reluming one evening nfier n fruitless hunt nfter his vngrnnt cows. which according lo tho custom of the new coun tries, had been turned into the woods lo nro. cure their own subsistence from the rank herbage of an early summer; just before emerging from.thtf forest in tho clearing of bis neighbor, the Into Mr Joseph Weeper, m raw n inrgo ucur descending a syin note, where ho hud been in quest probably of hon ey A bearnscends n tree mpch more easi- than lie descends it licinrr nblirrrd in como down stern foremost. My friend Dob son did not very well like to bo ioined in lis livening walk by such n comnanion. und without reflecting what he sliould ,do with nuo vnrmint' afterwards: he inn unto the- (rep nn tlw nmmuiin e.M.t rVw ...ni. ' " ...w ui.iruvitu t;,Ul HUIII UlilllJUl O body and just before he reached the n-round. seized him firmly bv both his' fore naws. Brum growled ami gnashed his tusks, but he soon nscerlniiied that his naws Were in tho grasp of paws equnlly iron strong with ins own, ior could he use his hinder claws to disembowel his antagonist, as the manner of tho bear is. inasmuch us the trunk of the tree wns between them. But Dob son's iiredicamcnt, as ho was endowed with rather the most reason was worse yet. lie could no more assail the bear than thu bear could assnil him. Nor could he venture to et go of him, since the presumption wns. that Brain would not mnke him n very gra cious return lortuus unceremoniously taking l,i... 1... !. i..,.l 'in ...... r... ....ii uj mv iuiiiu. a ui: milium nua Hist deepening into darkness, and his disposition was Jar lc3 comfnitablu than it otherwise would hove been nt the same hour, surround- d bv his wife nnd children nt the supper table, to say nothing of the gloomy prospect lor tho night, bull ns Joe blncper's wns nut far distant, he hoped lobe able-local) him to his assistance. But his lungs, though net of the weakest, were unequal to the task, atid although he hallooed the live long night making the welkin ring nguin, ho succeeded no better than did Glendowcr of old iu call ing spirits from tho vasty deep. It was a wearisome night for Dobson ; such a game of hold fast, he never had been engaged in before. Bruin, too, was somewhat worried. although he could not describe his sensa tions in English albeit he took the regular John Bull method of making known his dis satisfaction ; that is to say he growled inces santly. But there was uo let go in the case and Dobson was therefore under tho necessi ty of holding fast, till it seemed to his clenched and. aching fingers, us, though tho bear's paws and his own had grown together. As the daylight returned, and the smoke from Mr Sleeper's chimney, began to curl up gracefully, though rathei dimly iu the dis tance, Dobson ngnin repeated his cries for succour; and his heart was soon gladdened by the appearance of his "worthy but inactive neighbor, who had at least been aitracteu uy the voice of the sufferer, bearing an axe upon his shoulder. Dobson had never been so much rejoiced at seeing Mr Sleeper before, albeit ho was a very kind and estimable ncighlwr. "Why don't you make haste Mr blccper and not be lounging along at that rate, when you see n fellow christian in such a kettle offish as this." "I vum I is that you Mr Dobson, up a tree there? And wus it you I heard halloo ing so last night? I guess you ought to have your lodging for nothing, if you've stood up agin that tree jtll night." "It's no joke though, 1 can tell you, Air Joe Sleeper : nnd if you had hold of the paws of the black vol mint nil night, you'd think you paid dear enough for it. But if you heard mo calling for help in the night, why did'nt you como and see what was the trouble." "Oh, I was tired nnd just going to bed, after laying up log fence all day, and 1 thought I'd wmt till morning, nnd como out bright nnd early. But if I'd known 'twas you" "Known 'twos mo I" replied Dobson bit terly "yon know 'twas somebody who had flesh and blood too good for this plaguy black varmint though; nnd you know there's been a smart sprinkle of bears about all the spring." "Well, don't be in n huff TommyIt's never too late to do good. So, hold tight "now, and don't let the turnal critter get boso. while I split his head open." "No, no," eaid Dobson. "After holding the beast hero all night. I think I ought to have the satisfaction ol killing him. bo you iust lake hold of his paws here, nnd I will let n strenk of daylight into his skull about tho quickest." The proposition being a fair ono, Mr Sleeper wus too reasonable a man to object. Ho wns no coward neither, and ho thcreun- on stepped up to the tree, and cautiously taking tho bear with both his hands, relieved honest Dobson from his predicament. TJie hands of the latter, though sadly stiffened by the tenacity with which they had been cfoiiched for so many hours, wero soon for Ills 6 miner. Hour nfter' linnr tumaml away, and Slecner still found himself at bo peep with Sir Bruin., In tho course of the afternoon, however, when Dobson supposed .1. I.. .....I . ;l ' ,, ... 11 iiiuiiuii iie(i3iciicningnnu oeen thorough y learned by tho pupil, nnd when he thought ho latter Would wi inirlv forcet his resent." ment for the sake of succour, the sturdy yon he returned, nnd bv a sinclo blow relieved both bear nnd man from their trouble at the same instant. Sleeper thought rather hard of Dobson for some lime, but tro real breach of friendship ensued, nnd indeed the two borderers became afterwards better friends and neighbors than before. A CLEAN FIBES1DE. The Kilmarnock Annual, n plain little volume of original miscellaneous literature,, which lately nppeared nt the town whose name-it bears, presents tho following sketch, with the signature of Mr. John Heid. There is nothing throws so genial a glow over our mind as a well-swept fire-side, and there is nothing of household economy pro ductive of so" much advantage in the reflec tion which follows. When wo see a clean swept hearth ; our heart not only wurms towards the mistress of tho house but ulso towards the domestics ; and wc begin to look upon the hnrsliness of tho world in a more pleasant spirit. Tho man who can sit down quietly and contentedly before a fire, where the hobs, tho fender, the tongs, the poker, tho hearth, &c, arc covered with dust, must be a savage ol tho most savage kind. Wc can believe it possible lor n man to sit for ono half of the day under n pelting shower of rain on the batiks of a river, at the onu end of a line with a run at tho other, even if he should not get n solitary nibble, for thut is scnti mental, nnd if he catch no fish, he can at least say that ho had been fishing, under a drcudful shower of rain; yea, we can con ceivc it perfectly possible that a man, nfter sitting the first half of the day in water, will walk homo during tho other half in the mud, nnd thereupon proceed to ensconce himself before n glowing peat fire; but we cannot for a moment conceive that the most atrocious vngubond could ever under such circumstances condescend to dry his clothes belorc any tire, unless the hearth was clean swept, the ribs tree from ashes and the tire irons all clean and in order. On entering a room and observing n well swept fire-side, we instantly conclude tint the mistress is an allectionnte orderly crea ture, beloved, and happy m being beloved ; thnt her mind is well regulated, her intellect gooa, and education liberal ; besides, we are sure that her daughters-must be lovely, and she herself, and all she possesses, the envy of all around her. But turn to the re verse of the picture, nnd wo etiture to say that you never see an ill swept fire-side. Without at tho same lime finding the lady of the house to have a red nose, the husband discontented nnd unhappy, never home until late, but away engaged iu some tavern brawl or drunken spree ; and even the very piano covered with dust and the house in n com plete scene of confusion and discomfort. The man who chides and quarrels with his wife upon any occasion, must be n sav- ngo of the most atrocious kind; slill we think there is one thing he may be allowed to find fault with, if so unfortunate ns to meet with it; nnd that is, a dirty fire-side. Tho woman who takes pleasure in seeing her hearthstone well swept, and the hobs and ribs fiee from white ashes, is sure to make a good wife: but the woman who hns not this feeling inherent, ought nccr to marry. Her husband will lead u miserable life, and die broken-hearted, or he will be driven from his own fireside and take refuge in thu tavern ; nnd woe lo the married man who does not love his own fireside next best to his wife, and his wife best of every earthly thing : it were belter for him that ho had never been married. THE 'Mm j jai'itai. a. ortrait, irom tne Cincin nati Farmer. Hogarth could hardly hayo painted the picture belter: '. ' Peter Brush wns in a dilapidated condi'timi out at elbows, out at knees, oot of nocktt?... and out of spirits, nnd out in 'tho streeti and' "out nnd outer" in every respect. ' Ho satv upon the curb-slono, leaning his head ppoh' ins nana, nis elbow being P aced unon n-,t lepping stone. Mr Brush had for somo j time been silent, absdrlcd in decn thought' which ho relieved at intervals bv trtiitmV i tnrougn rus teeth, lorlornly ijilo the gHtten vJ Al length, heaving a deep sigh he spoktC "Tbey used to tell me put, not yotir trust in princes arid Lhav'nt, None of 'em nev er wanted to borrow nolhine-'of me. . Ffrinl-i ccs I . pooh'! Put not your trustn rHiikiciaWi51 ers l them's my "sentinwnts. There's tio'twa -, mediumsabout that. Hav'm.'r lnWrying 4 my country these five years liko.a rmfriotj '&v going to meetings and huzzaing my day. . lights out, and getting as blue as blazes : hnv'nt I blocked tho windows, got licked fifty times, carried I don't know how many black eyes and broken noses, for the good of tho commonwealth, and tho popularity of our illegal rights, and all lor what? - Why for nix. If any good has como out of it, the country has put tho whole of it in ncr pocKet, and swindled me out ot my earn ings. 1 enn't get no office 1 Republics is ungrateful I I did nt want no reword for my services. 1 only wanted to be took coro of, and have nothing lo do ; nnd I've only got hnlf nothing to do I Being took care of was tho main thing. Republics is ungrateful. I'm swnggered if they nin't I" "Como with me," said Charley, helping him along. "I'll take care of you. But what made you a politicianer hav'nt you got n trade?" "Trade I yes: but wliat's a trade, when a feller's got a soul a whole soul? Trade 1 I love my country, nnd I wanted nn office I did'nt care .what, if it was fat and easy. I wanted to take care of my country, and I wnnted my counlry. to take care of me. I lead work is the trade I'm made for talk ing, that's mv line. Talking in the oyster cellars in tfic bar rooms, any where. I can talk all day, only stopping for meals, and lo wet my whistle. But parties is all alike. I've been on all sides tried 'em and I know none of 'cm gave me any thing, and 1'vo n 'mind to knock off and call it half a day." brandishing thu nxe, and he apparently made nil preparations for giving the deadly blow and deadly it would havo been hod ho struck since liko tho sons of Zeruiuh, Dobson needed to strike but ouco. But to tho surprise of Sleeper, ho did not strike, .nnd to his farther consternation Dobson swung hisaxo'upoii his shoulder and march ed away, whistling as ho went, with as much upparent indifference as tho other had shown when coming to his relief. It was now Sleeper's turn to make the forest vocal with his cries. In vain he raved nnd threatened, Dobson walked on and disappeared, leaving his friend os sad a prospect for his breakfast as ho himself hud The benefit of attending Church. "Well Laura give me n short sketch of the sermon Where was the text ?" "Oh, I dbn't know. I've forgotten, but would you believe it I Mrs V. wore that hor rid bonnet ol hersil 1 couldn't keep my eyes off of it all meeting time ; and Miss '1 . woro n new shawl thnt must havo cost fifty dollars, 1 wonder her folks don't seo the folly of such cxtruvagance ; and there was Miss S., with her pulisse, it's ustonishing- what a want oftasto some folks exhibit." "Well, if you've forgotten the sermon, yon have not the audience; but which preacher do you prefer, this ono or Mr A. ? I'Uh, Mr A he's so handsome and so graceful; whnt an eye, and what a fiuu set of teeth ho has I" . Yankkp. Thick. Uncle Eben, or Uncle Eb, as we used to call him, among a lot 6f good qualities, had a fulling. Ho did lovo good liquor, but such was tho stato of his credit, that no ono would trust. him. Ho therefoYc, ono day, resorted to n trick, to an swer tho great desiro of his appetite. lie took two bottles, put a quart of water in ono ol them, put one in each pocket, and started for tho store. 'I'll take n quart of your rum,' said Uncle Eb, ns ho placed tho empty hot- Uo on Uio counter, l lie rum was put up, and the bottlo replaced in his pocket, when Unole Eb pulled from his purse what nt n distanco might seem a quarter of a dollar. 'This is nothing but tin, Uncle Eb,' said the trader, 'Eh, scoundrel, it's a quarter,' said Uncle Eb. 'It's tin,' said tho trader, 'I shan't take it.' 'It's all I've got,' 'Very well, you can't havo tho rum.' Undo Eb, without much domurring, pulled from his pocket the nnnrt of water Tho trader took it, poured il into his rum barrel, nnd ofl' wnlked Uncle Clatpino. At a late public meeting nt Nashville, ono of tho orators wound up his oration thus: "My dear brethren, it has been tho usual fashion for an audience to testify their approbation of that which has been. said bvtheiclappinrr oL hands :butil beg to recommend'for yourTodoptionwnew method of clapping, less tumultuous and much more pleasing: When you leavo this building, clap your hands into your breeches pockets, nnd drawing them out again, clap your money into the box which is nt tho door to receive it: nnd mnv tho Lord give it his blessing I" The address had the desired effect, and the nudiencc hav ing ilono the needful, as by him desired, clapped their hats upon their heads and got themselves away home much edified. v Tremendous Force of Machinery. A. late English paper relates n most disastrous occurrence winch took place at the Orn ish Iron Company's works at Aberyschan. The fly wheel, propelling the machinery nt tho forge, is upwards of 200 feet in diam eter and revolves upwards of 70 times n minute: during this velocity, it is supposed that one. of the cogs of the wheel gave way ; thu whole of the attached wheels, &c. wero hurled through the roof into tho air, up wards of 300 feet and one piece, weighing nearly two tons, descended within ten feet of the forge, and was buried n considerable depth in thegroand fortunately, although some persons were within two or threo yards oftheplaco where this huge mnss of iron fell, and nearly ono hundred altogether in and about tbn works, not n single persun was injured. Tho damage done to tho works is estimated at about 5,000. Eb, chuckling. V. - Telegraph, Affkctino Incident. A decently dres sed woman was yesterday found dead, hang ing by a rope from one of the rafters in a house in Chapel street. No one knew who sho was, or how slut came there. An in quest was held on tho body, but no further light could bo thrown on tho subject, and the body was ordered to bo brought to tho dead house in thu Park. When it was be ing brought out of the house into the street, two little girls about 9 and 12 years old, happened to pass by, nnd being attracted by tho sight, thoy went close to the body, and immediately shrieked out that it was their mother. (3n further inquiry it turned out that what they had said was too true. It was thoir mother, Mrs. Scott, who was sub ject to fits of temporary insanity, and js sup posed whilst in that state to havo gone into tho house and hanged herself. N. Y. Jour nal of Commerce, NmvsFAiPEn Thieves. Wo do pot mean tho stealers of nowspapers. but thoso who steal & filch from other men's brains, lo adorn tho columns of thoir own stupid journals, and aro too dishonest, nnd too naturally mean to give credit for the plundered orna ments. Wo have been constantly amused in looking ovor cortain journals, thus com piled, ana mado up liko tho jackdaw, to ob servo tho scrupulous caro which thoy tako to avoid-acknowlcdging thoso stolen articles which they think may add to their reputa tion for wit or good sense, or lcajning. Whilo at the same'tlme, they nro equally and cowardly scrupulous in giving credit , for those communications in whichxnny per-, sonal responsibility is involved, or any bold, doctrine ridvanced.-iVoaA,