Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 30, 1838, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 30, 1838 Page 1
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NOT THE OI.ORY O P C JF. S A R ; II IT T T If U W K I. F A UK OF HO 31 K. BY II. Ji. STACY. LINES ON AN OLD GENTLEMAN. BY 0. W. HOLMES. I taw liini once before; Ab lie passed by the door, Anil innin, The pavement xinnrs rosonod As be loiters o'er llic ground With li 13 c.tne. Tlicy say tbnt In bis prime, Ere lite pruning knife of Timo Cm liini dmvn, Not n hotter m;m was found By llie crier on his round Through llie town, But now bo walks the streets, And looks nt nil be meets, So forlorn ; And be ebnkes hi frcblo head, That il seems us if be said, "They aio gone !" The mossy marbles rest On llie lips lliat be press'd In tbeir bloom : And llie n.unes lie loved to bear Iiuc been carv'd for many u jcar On bis tomb, Mv grand-matnma has said (I'ooi1 old lady, she is dead Loini ajo) That be h id u Roman nose, And bis cheek was like a ruse, In the snow. But now bis nose is thin, And it tests upon his chin Liken staff; And a nook is in bis back, And a melancholy crack In bis laugh. 1 know it is n sin For me to pit and grin At him here : But the old three corner'd hat. And the breeches and all lliat, Ate so queer 1 And if I should live to bo The last leaf upon the tree In the Spring ! Let ibeni smile, as I do now, At the old forsaken bough, Where I uliug. PEA-SOUP. Of all tbo P's in Johnson's Dictionary I'c-laid, I'e-ruse, l'e-ruke, I'c-tiiimiary, I'ea-c.ock, I'e-ruliar, l'e-d.inl, and I'o-nal; l'e-reniptory, I'o-naics, and I'o-l.il ; I'e.cuuiary, I'c-riph'ry, nnd IV-iish; Pe-rmnial, I'e-lresccnt, and l'e-visli ; The I' I most approi g of all the group Is Pea, the son of Pod, and siicol Soup. Be't therefore mine to sin;;, in inca.-uied lays, That simp of soiipj, Pea Soup's supciior praise. Sogo win tl" nihil'im. fi'iiriun In uiIihh A walk with peas in bolb Ins sandallM sliuex ; Who did farmoie than oilier sinner dur.-t, He put the peas in but he buil'd litem first, Yes, he was wise who linn on priest-craft stole, And cased at once his body and his oti j Yet wiser he who, pcnniing so 10 sloop, Comerled i'c-nance into rich Pea-soup. Say, reverent Genii of the cooking trade, How may this famous compound bi-nt be inadcT Hut, ere "the secret thou unfold'si, O muse ! (Jive moie .mention to join P's lli.in Q's, 'J'hevu!gar mode produces putl.igc merely, Splil pease, nnd Hater bacon looking queeily." Sagacious cooks htm ever, do not spiuu The tender rhicken, nor the liiuid hare; Good beef ihey add, with celery and lliyine. And sundry healihful condiments 10 ihuiie. If their due mixture jou shall well contrive, Your toil and I inutile cannot fail to thrive. But first the compound mix wilh peas a lot, Then to the fire drag the unwilling pot j Upon a trivet let il simmer slow. And keep llie bubbliiigjust upon the go : Slir frequently the heaving 111. iss, lo keep Your peas alive; nor let iliem idly sleep, Lesl 'gainst the iron walls ihey rest and stick, And get bedevill'd like 11 candle wick. This would, indeed, be fatal to the u.uno Of goodly soup, and proving slniinc. Well boiled the pulpy mass both fine and tender, Quickly jour vegetable adjuncts lender, Next wink the whole together well, and strain Through eieve of tamis, or nf muslin plain ; Ho may jour board be graced with soup delicious, Waking "all turtle soups iippeai-yist-ous. Prater's Magazine, TO MAKE FARMING l'UOFITABLE. SomO farmers think that to make money they have only lo cultivate great farms--of (several hundred acres ; others think that to raise and harvest crops at llie least pos Bible expense is the great secret ; some think again that covering 1 heir lands with wheat crops, year after year, is to pocket the most cash ; and others that to raise cattle, or to devote the farm entirely to n dairy, or lo raising 6heep, goes ahead of every thing else. They are not nil correct. Which of thorn is ? Wo will first say who is not, Cultivating a largo farm is not profitable, unless it is properly and thoroughly done, for a man who makes nothing iiii one ucro will not be likely to make more on a thou sand with the 6ame kind of cultivation. Those who own very largo farms, too fre quently attempt to cultivate them with ihu least possible expense or else neglect them entirely; and this superficial farming, is, after all, the most expensive, as wo shall proceed to bIiow. It is goncrally quite as expensive to cultivate an acre of land which is in a bad state, as ono in a fino con dition, and often moro so; if for instance, tho crop is so small that it is only worth the expense of raising it, thcro is no profit whatever; but if tho land bo good, tho ex pense tho same, and tho crop twice as great, one half, of course, will bo clear gain. Hence, tho importance of adopting Btich a courso ol terming as to tend con Btantly to the improvement of tho land. This course is not close cropping wheat, nor suffering it to remain constantly in meadow or pasture. JJut to effect improvement in land, it is necessary lo pursue a course nf rotation in cropsi to mnnuro as much qb is practice bio, cither by etablo manuring or by turn ing under green crops, with a proper use. 1 of lime, nnil to rentier nil wet ground suf- liciontly dry by under draining. For this, capital id necessary; otitl licnec a fanner must not only have land to cultivate, but he must have means beside in a sufficient quantity to carry on his operations to the best advantage. It lie cannot got these mentis otherwise, lie ought immotliatciy to sell a part of his laud and devote- the avails to improving the remainder. Jt is true that farmers hnvo made money by close cropping with wheal; but there is no doubt that if instead of this, tlicy hnd pursued a proper course of rotation, they might have done as well nt the time, mid instead of exhausting their Intnl. been con stantly rendering it moro productive. A proot ol this is n 1U) r (I cd by tin experiment in nil u sevornl years ngo. One portion of viand was cropped every second year ; on another portion n longer time intervened between the crops of wheat, by a judicious system of rotation ; and although wheat was the main crop, pet the increased fertil ity which this force caused, and the con sequent increase both in tlin wheat nnd intervening crops, rendered the latter course ultimately the most profitable, with the additional advantage ot leaving the ground in the best condition. Corn, wheat, oats, barley, &c. being all similar in their effects in exhausting laud, il becomes necessary to introduce the cul ture of some other crops moro generally I ban exists at present in order to form tt proper rotation. Peas and beans are both excellent for preceding any of the grain crops just mentioned j and the red eyed China bean, cultivated in hills or drills, would doubtless be as profitable as wheat or coro. The culture of root crops i3 n most povv. erful mode of enriching land. A crop of corn t lie last summer was twice as produc tive after ruta bngns, as after corn, fertility and manuring lining the sanio in both ca ses. Genesee Far. PRESERVE YOUR BEST ANIMALS FOR BREEDING. The complaint is general, nt least throuL'lioul tho eastern states, that the stock of neat cattle has been grealy dimiri ishod within a few years, and that prices have consequently advanced to nn unpre cedented pitch. And it is believed to bo a general fault among farmers, that they sell their best young animals to the butch ers. The season has arrived when it bo comes tho farmer to improve his practice matters. He should preserve his bust animals for breeding ; raise more stock, if his farm will permit, and substitute im proved breeds, or at all events cross upon them lie should preserved his lesl individuals ur breeding. Vat a dollar or two extra the farmer sells his best call to the Dulciior; which, if kepi as n breeder, would nut only servo to improve his whole stock, but the individual thus sacrificed for a dollar or two, would in many cases, be worth, at the working or milking age, and with no extra expense of keep, ten, twenty, or fifty dollars more, than the poor calf rejected by the butcher, and which consequently serves as a breeder upon t he farm, still further depreciate the character of the farm stock. The tanner who breeds from poor or inferior aninnls, in a manner throws away capital. He who breeds only from select animals gets common interest. And he who breeds from Eelect animals, of the choice breed-, "els compound interest Choice working oxen, of four or five years old, of common stock, or with the Devon cross, have recently been sold for ono hun dred to one hundrnd nnd fifty dollars the pair. This surely affords a handsome re muneration lo the breeder. There is generally a difference of about one-half 111 cows and oxen, between select unu in ferior individuals of the common breeds. He should raise mure slock.-', Many of our farmers have been "penny wife and pound foolish," in destroying calves at their birth in order to turn a few gallons of mi'k into ready money, thus retarding tho increase, and enhancing tho valuo of dairy stock. Cattle aro the source orfertilhty to the farm dung makes fat crops, and fat crops make fat cattle. In districts remote from market, where laud is cheap, the rearing of ncatcattlo should certainly be a profita ble business. It is so upon well managed farms, in tho contiguity of markets, whore lands are high. It may be made still more so at remote points, where lauds are com paratively low, particularly if select breeds, or select individuals, aro employed ns breed ers. But, He should select breeds lest adapted lo his farm; and we refer the report upon neat cattle in our extra sheet, for advice, as to the breed which is best adapted to his-farm. Having determined upon this, let him stick to it; preserve his finest animals to prupa gato from: make it his business to improve, and ho will soon find, that instead of ten and twelve dollars, his yearlings nnd two year olds will bring.lnm twenty, fifty, nnd even a hundred und fifty dollars ench nay, the Inst summer has demonstrated, that choico animals, of improved breeds, will bring 1,500 to 2,100 dollars somctimcs.-- Cullivulor. To PrtEsiniVE Hams. Having tried several methods of nrosorving hams from tho ravngos of bugs and flics, and all hav mg tailed, I then tried the effect of pepper. I ground some black peppor fine and put it into a box, nnd as soon as the hntns wore well smoked, I took them down und dusted tho peppor over tho raw part and over the back, and nunc them up in tho smoko house again. This I have tried two ecn sons, and neither flies nor bugs, touch them. 1 am well satisfied in my'owii mind itiai u is a sure rcmeuy, auu deserves to be genornlly known. J, Wood rttt'sruve, balm co., Jr. J, FRIDAY, MAR.CH 30, 1838. TIIH CLOCK HI AK tilt, On. the Sayings and doings op Samuei, Sl.ICK, OF SMCKVII.t.E. I hnd heard of Yankee clock pedlars, tin pedlars, nnd Bible pedlars, especially of linn who sold Polyglot Bibles (nil in Eng lish) lo the ntnount of sixteen thousand pounds. The house of every substantial fnrner hnd three substantial ornaments, a wooden clock, a tin reflector, nnd n Poly ulot Bible. How is it. that an American sells his wares at whatever price ho pleases, whore a blue nose would fail to make n sale nt nil .' I will inquire of tho clock maker the secret of his eiiccos. ' What a pity it is, Mr. Slick' (for such was his nnme,) 'what a pity it is,' sniil I, 'that you, who are so successful in teaching 1 huso people tho valuo of clonks, could not teach them the value of lime.' I guess,' said he, 'Ihey have got that, ring to grow on 1 heir horns yet,, which every four yenr old has in our country. W11 reckon hours and minutes to be dollars nnd cents. They do nothing in these parts but cat, drink, smoke, sleep, ride nbout, lounge nt Inverns, make speeches nt tem perance meetings, and tnlk nbout "House of Assembly." If a man don't hoe his cum and he don't get a crop, ho says it is till owing to llie bank ; and if ho runs in debt and is sued, why he says the lawyers arc tt curse to tho country. They aro a most idle set of folks. I toll you.' ' But how is it,' said I, 'that you manage to sell such on immense number of clocks, (which certainly cannot be called necessary articles) among a people with whom there seems tn be so great a scarcity of money ? Mr. Slick paused, as if considering the propriety of answering the question, and looking me in the face, said, in a confiden tial tone ' Why, I don't care if I do tell you, for the market is glutted, nnd I shall quit lh'? circuit. It is done by n knowledge of soft sawder and human nalur. But here deacon r lint s,' sniu he, '1 have out one clock loft, and I guess I will sell it to him.' At the gate of a most comlortablc look ing farmhouse stood deacon Flint, n re speclable old man, who hnd understood the valuo of time belter than most of his neighbors, if ono might judgo from the appearance of everv thing about him. After the usual salutation, nn invitation to "alight," was accepted by Mr. Slick, who said ho wi.-hcd to take leave of Mrs. Flint beforo he left Colchester. We hardly entered the house before the clock-maker pointed to the view from the window, and addressing himself to me, said, ' II I was to tell them in Connecticut. that, there was such a farm as this, way down east hero in Nova Scotia, thov wnuld'nt behove rue why there nint such u location in all New England. The dea con has a hundred acres: of dyke' ' Seventy,' said the deacon, 'only seven ty-' ' Well seventy ; but thero is your fine deep bottom, why 1 could run a ramrod into it ' ' Interval we call it,' said tho deacon who, though evidently pleased at this culo giuin, seemed to wish the experiment ol the ramrod to be tried in its right place. ' Well, interval, if yon please, (though Professor Eleazor Comstock, in his work on Ohio, calls them bottoms,) it is just as good as dyke. Then thero is the water privilege, worth 3000 or -1000 dollars, twici as good as what. Governor Cass paid 15,000 dollars for. 1 wonder, deacon, you don t put up a carding mill on it; the same works would carry n turning-lathe, a shin L'le machine, circular saw, grind bark and ' ' Too old,' said the deacon, 'too old for all those speculations.' ' Old,' repented tho clnci; maker 'not you, why you aro worth half a dozen of the young men we sec now-uuays; you aro young enough to have ' Here ho said something in a lower tone of voico, which 1 did not distinctly hear; but whatever it was, tho deacon was pleas ed ; he smiled and said he did not think of such things now. ' But your beasts, dear rne, your beasts must be put in and have some feed,' saying which he went out to order them to be taken to the stable. As the old gentleman closed tho door after him, Mr. S. drew near to me, and said in an under nine ' That is what I call soft saioder. An Englishman would pass that man as a sheen passes a hog in a pa-turo. without looking at him; or,' said he, looking rather archly, 'if hu was mounted on a pretty smart horse. I guess he'd trot away if he could. Now I find' Here his 'snft saicder' was cut short by the entrance of Mrs Flint. 'Jist come to say good bye, Mrs. Flint,' 'What, have you sold all your clocks? Yes, and very low too, Cor money is scarce, nnd I wish to close the consarn no, I am wrong in saying nil, for 1 have jest one left. Neighbor Steel's wife asked to have tho rofusnl of it, but I guess I wont sell it. I had but two of them, this one nnd tho feller of it that I sold Governor Lincoln. General Greene, the Secretary of tho Stale for Maine, said he'd give 1110 fifty dollars for this ere one; it has compo sitton wheels and patent axles it is a good article, real first chop, no mlstuko, genuine superfine hut 1 guess I'll takp it buck. And besides, 'squire Hawk might think kindo' hind that 1 didn't give him the of for. ' Dear mo,' said Mrs Flint, 'I siiould liko to seo it where is it ?' ' Il's in a chest of minn over tho way at Tom Tape's store, I guess he can ship il on to Enstport.' ' That's a good man,' said Mrs. Flint,

'jist let's look at it,' Mr. Slick, willing to oblige, yielded to these entreaties, and booh produced the clock guady, highly varnished, trumpery looking nfVuir. He placed it on tho chim- ncy.picco, where ils beauties were pointed out, and duly appreciated by Mrs. Flint, whose numirnlion wns nbout ciidinr? in n proposal, when Mr. Flint returned from giving directions nbout tho care of ihc hors 1 ho deacon praised the clock he tho't it n handsome one ; but tho deacon was a prudent man. He bad a watch, ho was sorry, but ho had no occasion for a clock. ' I guess you are in the wronf? furrow this time, deacon it aint for sale,' said Mr. Slick, 'and if it was, I reckon neighbor Steel's wife would have it, for she gives too no peace about it.' Mrs. I" nut said Mr. Steel had enough to do, poor man, to pay his interest, without buying clocks for his wife. ' It s no coiiMim of mine,' said Mr. Slick, as iMig as ho pays inr wiiat ho has to do, but I guess I don't want to sell it and be sides 11 comes too high; that clock cannot be made in Rhode Island under forty dol lars. Why, it aint possible,' said t he 'clock maker, in apparent surprise, looking nt his watch, 'why, ns I'm alive, it's (our o'clock, and if I hav'n't been hero two hours how on airth shall wo reach river Philip to night? I'll toll you what Mrs. Flint I'll leave llie clock in your caro till I return on my wny lo the Slates. I'll put it a going and pul it to the right time' As soon as this operation was performed, he delivered th key to tho deacon, with a serio-cntnicn injunction to wind tho clock tin every Saturday night, which Mrs. Flint said she wiuld take enro should be done, and promised to remind her husband of it in cane ho should chance lo forget it. ' That,' said tho clock maker ns soon ns wo were nuiintnd 'Ihr.t I call human nn lur. Now that clock is sold for forty did lars, it cot mo jest six dollars nd fifty cents. Mrs. Flint will never let Mrs. Steel have tho refusal, nor will the deacon learn, until I cnll for the clock, that once having indulged in the use of a superfluity, how difficult it is to give it up. Wo can do witlrut any article of luxury we have never had, but when once obtained, it is not in 'hitman natur' to surrender it voluntarily. Of 15.000 sold in this province by myself .mil partner, l'J.000 wore left in this men nor, and only tun clocks wcio ever re turned when wo called for them thev in variably bought them. Wo trust to soft awdc,' to gel them into tho house, and to humun natur Hint they never conic out of it Frcin 1 Ik.' l'hil.idelihia Gazelle. CATHARINE McINNES, OR THE WRONG LETTER, BOX. Amusing incidents often occur by persons mistali'ng the letter box ot stores nnd uni ces in iIin vicinity, for that of the Post Office. We sometimes find three or four letters in our own letter box, intended for the mails. These we, of course, put on their way. Standing onco at ourjjfrnnt window, wo observed a young woman, .vnnse lace was not visioie 10 m, urop a letter into our box, and on taking it out, we found she had mistaken our establish moiit for that of tho Post Office. It was directed to Thomas , in Ireland, nnd the inland postage neenmpanied it. The loiter we cnuscd tn bo sent wilh some olh ers to the Post Office, nnd gtvo the cir cum-ttinco no farther thought. Hiisieu a lew months alterwards in ex amining the contents of our exchange pa pers and inditing such paragraphs ns they suggested to us, we did not pay much at tention m a gentle tup at llie uoor 0: our private room until it was repeated. We then, too noxious to conclude our labors to open to the applicant, b'ide ihu one that knocked "come in," oud continued our la bnrs without lifting an eye to the door, which was opened quietly, as quietly closed. Wo weru startled at length with a sweetly modulated voice, inquiring "is there a letter here lor me ?" Wo at once raised our eyes, und saw a female nbout eighteen years of age or, as we have of late lost thu art of judging cloely in these matters, perhaps twenty. It did not make a dim pie's difference to her face, and would not if five yoart. moro hnd been added tn them, Thero was an oval face, with nature's own blush, and a slight projection of the mouth lliat told of Ireland, even without the soft ened modulation of voice that belongs to the women of that Island' Neatness was all that could be ascribed to her dress il deserved that. Letters are frequently asked for in a new-'papcr office, in reply to advert isemcn's no wti iiiiiio tlit! voting woman go to too Iront office and inquire of the clerks. Shu hud been there, and thero was no one but n boy, who could nut givo her the infonna linn. So we inquired the name "Kitty AJclnncs; but perhaps il will be Cathuriiio on the letter," said she, "as that is my name." Wo looked on the Icttor rack in tb'n front office, among the "A. B.'s," tho 'X. W.'s," tho "P. Q, 's," &.c. but saw none for Catharine. Returning, we in quired to what advertisement the letter was to bo an answer. "Advertisement ! to no advertisement it would bo in answer to my letter." "And from whom did you expect a Ict tor?" Tho young woman looked much confused but apparently supposing tho question pertinent, shu said "From Thomas ." We saw at onco that sho hnd, ns hun dreds before had done, mistaken our oflicu for tho Post Office, and iho name given wns that upon thu letter which wo hud some months beforo sent from our office letter, box lo that of the Post Office. "He has not written then," snid Cathn rinc, in a low voice, evidently not intended for our car, "But ho may hnvo written." "Then whoro'd iho letter?" said 6ho, looking up. "At iho Post Ofiice, perhaps." And vc look Catharine by the hand nndl10 euch adpgrt-'as to molt ihu vessel winch led her to tho door, nnd pointed out the wny to the Post Office. "You will ask at the window," said we "but ns the clerks aro voumr men. vou need nol tell them from whom you expect tho Jotter." Not for the world," snid she, looking into our faco with a glance that seemed to say there was no harm in telling us. Wo must have used less than our usual precision 111 directing Catharine to the Post Office, ns quite half nn hour after, wards, when visiting the place, wo saw her at tho window, receiving tho clinngo nnd a Icttor from onu of tho clerks, and tho impa tiencc (shall wo say of woman, or of love) induced Catharine to break tho seal at the door. A glow of pleasure was on the cheek of the happy girl. Wo would not have given a penny to bo informed that Thomas was well, and was coming in the next packet. Wo lull anxious to know whether Thorn ns would come, but the names of such pur sons rarely nppear among thu passengers of tho Liverpool packets, being commonly included in that comprehensive line, "and nbout two hundred in the steerage " So we gave up all hones of knowui" when Thomas would arrive, but concluded that we should see tho name with that of Cath arine in tho warriago list, to which sve had determined to keep a sternly look. It was but a short timo afterwards that we did indeed see the name of Thomas in tho pa pers, lie was one of the pasengers 111 the ship cast away below Now York, of whom neatly every soul perished, and Thomas among the rest. Wo had never seen Thomas, but had somehow cherished such an interest in his fate, that we felt a severe shock at its an nunciation nnd what must have been the feelings of Catharine with her sanguine, Irish temperament ! Loving deeply es she must have loved, nnd hoping ardently as sue must nave hoped, what must have been her feelings? U e paused a few weeks afterwards, to marl, the voung grass shooting, green nnd thick, in Ronaldson'd grave vard. and to see the buds swelling on the branches of the trees that decorate that populous city of the dead, when a funeral, numerously attended, wound 6lowly around the comer ot the street, and pa.-sed into the enclosure II was the funeral of Irish person we knew by the numbers mat uitenueu ami as the sexton lowered the coffin down into tho narrow house, the place appointed for all the living, we saw engraved upon a simple plate, "Catharine Mclnnes." The story was told. The small sum of money which Catharine had deposited in the saving fund to give a little conseoueocc to her marri.ige festival, had been with drawn lo give her "decent burial." Jiliss Angelina Grimke was present in the liopresentalives Hall, and addressed a committee of the legislature on slavery Inst ednesdav afternoon in Boston. The Sergeant at Arms, Mr. Stevens, kindly provided us with a seat, where we could watch unmolested the whole farce. The Hall and galleries were thronged with cu rious ladies'. The aisles crowded with the other sex, and over the whole houso the re was a gentle cprinkhng of the colored pop ulation. Miss Grimke occupied llie centre aisle opposite the committee, and addressed iliem in a speech about iwo and a half hours long, blip was there in opposition to the wishes of her anti-slavery friends. Her height is nut great, her figure delicate, and her voico. somewhat tdirill from oxer lion, yet we doubt not mellow enough in a parlor. We differ with a brother editor who thought she would make more slaves than she will emancipate, although her eye is dark her features pretty, and her whole form feminine and unpretending. Her olo eulion was ardent, nnd even impassioned, and sometimes her voice was obstructed by a feeling almost "too deep for tears." Clothed in a dark dress, with a simple fan cy ncck-clotli, she stood up before that iit'inciisc audience, unabashed ; and over her smoothly combed hair, a quakcr cap, neatly crimped bord r, was placed cuncoul. ing her phrenological developments, The tenor of her address to the committee, was the wickedness and enormity of suiuhern slaver', such as she hail seen and felt nnd knows to exist beyond "Mason and Dixon's line;" having been born among slaves, und onco haviig held 111 bondage herself male and female negroes. We ndmired her ur dor nnd concede the justice of her cane, but although not iniulo of en stern stuff as to turn indifferently away at woman's tears, we declare wo could not wpep with Miss Grimke Sho wns beyond the province of her sex out of that sphere which custom end propriety and even the Apostles as signed to woman Hence, although she defended the right ol her se lo influence and public ellbrts, wo could nol believe, in imposition to preconceived notions, nnd felt all tho while inure lo pity her delusion I hut) tn applaud her conduct. Tho mass of the audience wo doubt not weic of a similar opinion. Cumoos Discoveuv. Extract, of a let ter from n practical chemist, in London, to his brother, in this city, dated Gth January 1331): "An apparently most extraordinary discovery has been made by 11 Mr. Joyce, a gardener. It con-ists of a heating "ap paratus adapted for all purposes, without iho production of any smoke or any smell positively a production of heal alone. It is, as I have just seen it, contained in nn Urn, thu sides of which are so hot t hat il cannot bu touched, Il is moveable ; may bo taken into a enrriago ur into a room liko a lamp, or in nny other way. I have closely examined it ami can discover no source of lieal. Tho fuel, they gay, will not, cost 3 pence for 112 hours to heat n largo room; and this heal may be mined VOIj. XI No. 562 contains It. Tho discoverer will not givo any information, ns ho intends taking out a pntetit for nil tho countries in Etiropo where he can he protected, und disposing of them all simultaneously. If it is a humbug, it is n e'ever one. Tho heat will Inst for thirty h..urs without nny renewal. Tho only conjecturo J can form about il is, first, that there is no fire whatever in Iho vessel, and no fuel consumed; secondly, thnt it is some chemical process; nnd thirdly, that it is produced by tho action of carbonic acid gas, which is subjected to immense pressure, nnd I hereby liquefied or formed into solid carbonic aciil, by which action an immense quantity of latent heat would bo converted into sensible heat. All this is n mure surmise of mine, I can think of no other method but tho condensation of nnme gas for the production of heut ulone. The degree of cold produced by Tbilorior, in making ihu converse experiment wild solid carbonic acid, was 1S0 degrees below zero." New Piu.ntinc- Machine Mr. Thom as Trench, of Ithaca, New York, is con structing his patent Printing Press at tho Speedwell Works near Morristown. Tho Jcrscijmtn mentions that it is to bo attach ed to one of Paper Mills in the place, and describes it as follows; "The Press takes tho paper immediately from the Paper machine, prints it on botti sides, and passes il through drying cvlin- dois, which presses it smooth ; thus in ono operation, nnd within the space of three minutes, the pulp i taken from the mill and a book of 350 pages is ready for the binder. Tho paper is primed in one continuous) sheet, thus a whole edition can readily be printed, rolled up, and sent any distance Mr. Trench had on his Press "Cobb's Ju venile Reader," of 21 G pages, of which ho presented us a sheet of about 70 feet neatly printed, and which can be examined at our office. "This new Printing machine will cause n complete revolution in the art of'printing, and greatly diminish the price of standard works and school books. Hereafter, wo suspocl, orders will bo given for Bibles, Spelling books, &e. &c. by tho mile, in stead of the volume, as in former time; but be 1 lint as it may, a sheet of five miles in length can be made with nearly the samo ease as one of fifiy or a hundred feet." NonTHAMPTo.v, (Mass.) March 7. A beautiful Grotto, formed of ico from the drippings of the canal under the ncquo dnct, has been nil the rage, during tho past week, in this town. The acqueduct li.ia an elevation of from twenty to thirty feet above Mill river; consequently tho water congealing as it fell, has reated up massy glittering pillars, which, as ihey enlarged have nearly closed up the 6ides, and formed, between each of the abutments, gorgeous and splendid large icy apartments. The stalactites hang in rich and variegated clusters, varying from a few inches to fifteen feel in length, forming altogether a specta cle of dazzling richness and beauty, wheth er seen by ihu glitter of Iho sun or tho radiance of torch light. Ono evening last week some of tiieso gorgeous apartments were prettily illuminated, and with the aid of the imagination and tho influence of the airy beings who glided among tho pillars of crystal wilh merry laugh and -buoyant step, it was not difficult to mark its resem blance to sou)1! of the beautiful scenes in story. The Grotto of Antiparos, on ono of the islands in the Archipelago, cannot hold a candle to the crystal cavc3 under llie canal aqueduct. Courier. A Lady's Opinion. Tho poet Camp bell says lie onco heard a lady of distin guished beauty and rank defend Sir Thom as Lawrence from the charge of having been culpable in pnying attentions to la dies without intending to follow them up uy nn otter ot his hand. A gentleman ic- marked that ho thought Sir Thomas highly blameable. 'No,' replied the lady who is said to have been herself tho temporary object of the great painter's attentions; 'no, not exactly not so much lo blame,' said the lady, musingly. 'Why,' exclaim ed the gentleman, 'you astonish me; not blame such conduct !' 'No, not so much,' was still the lady's musing response. 'Can you really, madam,' said the geutlctnaa ain, 'Uotenu such behavior as desertion ' 'Why, sir,' interrupted thu lady, 'to confess the truth, I am firmly of the opin ion, thnt the majority ot women would rather bu courted and tilted, than not courted at all !" Choice or Names. Wo wcro once ac quainted with a coupla who made choico of the most noted names of the day fur nil incir cutiiircn, some halt dozen, and tho young Gracchi, would take every occasiun wncn strangers woro within hearing, to call the roll' of tho -great folks' in some thing liko the following manner: 'You Martha Washington! como hero this mo ment, nnd mind Andrew Jackson nnd Wil liam Shakspcarc, white Arthur Welling ton helps Napoleon Bonaparto over lliat mud puddle; und then run and call yuur daddy to dinner ! .Milliner. This word is a corruption of Milaner,' which signified a person from Milan 111 Italy, from wheiico at' ono timo came certain female fashions, introduced by it person from that city. Aflur a whilo every one who pursued tho business was called a Milaner, nnd afterwards, ns thu origin nf ihe word became forgotten, 11 milliner. "If I wore so unltifkv," said un officer, "ns to hnvo a stupid eon, I would certuiul.v, by all means, make him a parson," A clergyman, who was in the company, calm. , ly replied, "you think diuurcnily, sir, iroiu your father."