Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, 25 Mayıs 1838, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated 25 Mayıs 1838 Page 1
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... if Mi-t" it n n,mu'r"rg N O T T II 15 S I. O U V O F C Ai S A U 1' T T II E W E . V A HE O F K O M E . UY II. B. STACY. FRIDAY, MAY 555, 1838. VOL. XT No .570 HMfjf glttyXt ygjjon: JFyf Jp$ j$& From ilic New England Farmer. THE DIRDS, A roKM, IN MKTUK FKKE AND EASY. O thou, uho, story tellers say, Taught old Ti iptolcmua the way To f llotigli , anil sow Ami leap, nml mow, The fields to beautify, anil dress, and rig, Just as a li.ubcr used to do tlio parson's wig ; To f.ill 1 1 10 foicsls, mid the plains adorn Willi lieiliage, and witli wavy corn ; To speak in brief, Biiglit inollicr Cci cf, of tlio golden eheaf, Come, lend lliy aid, Else, I'm afraid, I cannot, shall not, must not "go alieiid." That's jint enough of imoeatiou : I always lulu a ittiff'd oration, Tlic gods and godesses lo pulT and daub : I'll not, but ollicrs may pcifurm the fulsome job. Kaunas, intend ! Fob! that 'a too blunt : "I'll leave lo amend," As lawyers fay, when in a hobble, And would an inucntlo cobble. Well (hen, My must worthy gentlemen, I'o r.omc to tell in frwcsl worda Souieiliiiig relaling to the birds. The bird I lote, dove, E'en fi 0111 the noble Englo to the sweet Turtle The Spanow, Tomtit, and I lie twittering Wren. Ay, and I would that truant bos nml thoughtless Wei n not on minder bunt, men Foul, bai b.irous intent, Degrading nil our nature To a savage nreaiuro ; Hut vct,al.i?,liow rife This' love of taking life! ""IC Juj fnl pingi the merry Lark to cheer his silling I. esl she should he disconsolate ! "Im here, ticcet Cctiu," is the tpnder strain ; And how it echoes o'er the blooming plain ! ISui haik ! n shut ! The hull! uaibler f.illi ! l'lio cruel spoilsman bnvls, An I run?, exulting lo the fatal spot. So caitiff, 1I1011 h.isl dona the deed, II. iit can-ed a little bird to bleed, 'J lie meaui'st frailier of whose win; filling ! Ou'weiehth) eavngcsoul, ihou brutal, baib'ious O, jf husbandmen and farmer?, inns, Ilae ye no care, no thought for those little char 'I hai caiol o'er your lawn, From 1 tic first break of dawn, 'Discoursing music" tender, soft and sweet, For in loe wilh melody so meet 1 Knu je nut bird piotect your firms I'linn iiicd iiory millei f, grubs, slug and worms 1 They am jour fiieuds indeed, And, ihiiugh up'iii yum linds they feed, Yrs, g.iihi'i daily, nil ilieir food, It tlill is for jour good. So that well you might in truth, As Bonz did for Unlit, Order some gleanings nf your bounteous faic, Left purposely for hiuls to thare. Tnptolemus, tho of yore, Ol whom I spoke befote, He would no more Allow a poaching rascal on his farm The biids to harm, Than he'd peimit n knave to chouse Him ol h'n shield or rob bis limi-n. O, no ; by bastinado or the knout, .ihoni, '1'lie tongue would soon rrpent of what hn M been Faimt'is, then protect the fualliciod uibu : I speak it, not unending jeer 01 jibe, Sobci ly, sincerely, riiough jou may ihink my verso runs quret ly ; A very singular sort ; Long pul4, and shofl, fslliinp Somewhat like ploughing new giniuid, midst the Now sieady moving, now by jciks and jumps Pcihnps they Ml say my niuso Wears light shoes, Or ban c""" "I'oms upon Iter toes," And to she limping goes. No matter, tiuih you 'II often find In verse of evoiy sort and kind ; And you will have no siueamishncss About my manner of addiess, Once more permit me just to say; Savo, sae tlio birds. Mclitrculc ! Should e'er n popping loafer Head jour giounds, Lei loose your hounds, bounds, And chase the dastard villain fiom jour inmost AGIUCOLA, Feiiiiuaixv 25th, 1337. Enclosed I send you memoranda for the management of Watermelons and Cante loupes, by a gentleman who, in 43 degrees of north lalttudo, frequently raises melons weighing from thirty to forty pounds. If tho samo pains were taken in tho south, how fine and largo wo might grow our lemons. Your obedient servant, . Holes, 2 feet diameter, 20 inches deep fill 1 foot with garden rubbidh and unrottcd manures, heat down hard, and watered, 1 or 3 buckets full,) then filled to the top wilh rich soil ; on thia spread an inch of fine compost or well rolled manure, turn- pact, but tint hard. Stick tlio seeds, (-ay twenty or thirty ton hill,) the tipper end of the seed to bo a little below the surface of the compost ; biiph over the hill with the hand, eo as to till the holes mndo by the fingers; then cover the hill with nn inch of clear sand, often watered. In Alabama, I should think, grass turf, (the grass side down,) would be a good filling for the 12 inches. Hills, 10 feet apart, 2, 3, nml at most, .1 plants only lo remain in u hill, and stand ing apart from each other; thinned by the time the plants have six leaves. If tho Fcnson be dry, dig down by the side of the hills ncaily ns deep ns tho bot tom ot tho holes, and put in a bucket or two of water filling the hole after the water is absorbed; as soon as the yellow bug is gone, take away tho sand and sup ply its place wilh soil. This is all thai can bo dune in the hill. When tho plant has six leaves, take of!' the centre shoot wr h tho point of n tharp penknife, and when the lateral shoots are six inches long, take off all but three; when these begin' to fall to the ground, se cure them down with cross slicks ; and as they advance, spade up the ground a foo! deep in ndvnticc of the vines. Once in every three or four foot, put a shovel full of soil on a leaf joint of the vine, (nut covering up t ho leaf.) and press it lown gently with the foot on both sides of he loaf; if this is kept moist it will take root. I lie ends of tho vines to bo kept to the ground by cross sticks. Let mo vinos spread from llio lulls, so as to cover the whole ground, If I ho side branches of the main vin arc inclined to head up, ond not to keep to tho ground, take them off, say a foot from the main vino. All pruning to be dono in the middle of the day, when the sun shines, Let no melon sr-t within 4 or 5 foot from tho roul ; and then onlv one on a latural branch, 3 in a plant. L'H tho vino run on ns far im it will, keeping it to tlio ground; permit no melon to grow that is deformed ; pull off no male blossoms. When the melon is nearly to its siz others may be permitted lo set on tho same vinf, and a second crop raited. I should think tho vinos might bo made to grow from 20 to 30 feet long. Great caro should bo taken that tho vines aru not moved or trod upon. The curly but smnll melons. Let tlio melon set at the second or third leaf joint from the root, and take the vine off two joints beyond the melons. To increase tho number of cantcloupe Take off all the melons that eel within 2 feet of tho roots. These may bo planted G fed apart, ! to the htil, and require no particular alien lion. Sand on tho hills is ono of the best pro vcnlivcs against tho yellow bug, though not entirely a preventive. It is useful to plant pumpkin or squash seeds near tho hills fur tho bug3 takoing enro to pull them up as soon as tho bug3 ore gone. Catilcluupcs should not he planted nearer than 20 yards to musk melons or cucumbers To improve your seed, savo none but from the very best melons. Keep n record, if you wish to know cor tainly the rcsultH. Fanner's Register Fiom the Cultivator. TUB NEW HUSBANDRY. Having shown that manures are indis pcnsablo lo good husbandry that thev cotiBttliilo tho food of plants and that they moy be greatly increased by good management, wn proceed now to the second requisite in tho new system of hus bandry, viz; II. DIlAIMNR. Few improvements of mntlcrn date arc ely to become mora beneficial to the northern section of tho union, limn tyst matic draining. In tho first place it w reclaim, and render highly productiv largo tracts of land, which nro now u productive in any thing useful, by reason of the water which constantly covers saturates them. In tho next place, il w improve lands thai are wet, and render them lar more nianageauic onu productive in gram, root?, nml mo mote nutritious grasses, bv carrying on mo Bupeiiiiions water, where mere is nn excess ol mois turo in the soil, ploughing can only bo imperfectly norformcd, nor until into spring, the benefit of manure is lut, and the cultivated crop is ligw, nnu mure subject to vernal ond autumnal frosts, than it would bo tl the land was mm ury. Tlio soil, in regard to vegotnblo nutri. lion, mav bo cninnnrcd to tlio animal stomach, which digests, and tho sponge- oIch or rootluta of llio plant to tho laclcais of the animal, which absorb and lake up, and nrnnol. the digested food to tlio elabo- ratinrr orrrani the hint's of llio one, und the leaves of tho other, wlioro this food iindorgoed its lat preparation, and is fitted to become it part of tho organic matter of the nniinnl or vegetable. Wo till know thnt when tho animal stomach is nut of onlur, from nny cause, ko that the food taken upon it is not propurly digested, the subsequent processes of nutrition arc arrested, nml if the cause is not removed, the nniinnl sickens, and ultimately dies. So with the soil. If the vegetable matter no-ited there, to feed the crop, is not lrconipusril, or rotted, and resolved into a Itqii'd or gaseous form, to that it enn be taken up by the spongeoloE, the plant will become sckly nml unproductive, and tho: processes of henll by nutrition heal n stand. Ilonco the nccmnii'nlinn of vegetable mat ters in swamps, mart-lies and other loca tions habitually saturated with water, and their great fertility when thoroughly drained, nml exposed lo the influence of nil the agents of putrefaction ; and hence the ueci'ssi'y of draining the wet grounds on our funns before we can expect to make llioin profitable by culture. (Ionise nnd liiutic plants, it is true, do grow in wet rounds, and in water; but few of the cultivated crops, however, ore found to thrive where I he ground is tint dry nntl enncnble to the influence of tho sun and atmosphere. It is not cnotiirli thnt tho surface ot a oil bo dry ; it must be so to tho depth to Inch tlio roots ot plants penetrate mr food, at least fifteen to eighteen inches, '.o sure n healthy growth of vegetation. It the cxircmiiics of these roots which atlier the food, and which are constantly cloii!iatinr wh.lo the plant grows; and il roots extend into a wet stratum, the food liicli thev take up is cither too much diluted, or not otherwise adapted to henlthv vPL'Otniion. Nor is this nil: the water injures or destroys the fibrous parts ot the roots, and iintits tlinm tor the per formance of their Innclinns. Wo have published ample directions in tho Cultivator, for the various modes of drniuinu ; and have pressed upon the notice of our readers tho importance of this branch of improvement, l et wo have few remarks to ofier here, on the paitic ular advantages which nnderdrnins posses over open drains, in certain locations. The object of draining being to carrv off the surplus water before it, saturates the surface soil, impedes early tillage, and injures the crop, it should be our first care certain the cause ot wetness, nml where the depnsite, or fountain is, which is tho source of the evil. Where water ri?es through the sub-Mil or the lower train, in spouts or springs, as well a where, falling upon a flit surface, it col- cos and renoscs upon an impervious sub- oil, nnderdrnins nn- docidudly butt, at lo.iui to collect llio surplus water into a main open drain. They nro not only best, because the most I'tlicient, mil lliey are me most durable, most economical, and watte land. Tkeij arc the most efficient. They can be made to reach, by digging and boring, the depot of water, or water strnUnn, nnd thus carry it oil beloro it approncnes me surface, or pasture of plants. Open drains do ibis but seldom, or but imported ly. becau-o they nro not often curried deep enough, mu! are conlintnlly hablo to ob structions, which impair their efficacy. They arc most durable. An uiulerdrnin. lnid in the most approved mode, wilh stone or tile, will la-t an age, if not n century. Open drains nrc but temporary in tlieir beneficial effects, without periodical re pairs. Tici arc the mnil economical. A gonu underdraw) generally cosisjio more than a good open drain, which effects n like pur pose, and probably not to much, as the former can bo carried down wim nearly perpendicular sides, while tho latter must be dtii' with sloping hanks, and must em brace a width of stirluco corresponding with its depth tho deeper the dram, the broader it must bo at top. The cost of the stone or tile is in a manner counter balanced by tho difference in excavation. And when cnmp1tcd, 'he tiiidcrdrain will require no annual repairs, while tho open one will bo a constant drain upon the labor of the farm, requiring bridges nnd frequent courinp; and cleaning, it unueruraius cost sometimes the most, they are unques tionably cheapest in the end provided l hoy are well made. Undird rains waste no land. They may be multiplied at every twenty feet, as they sometimes are upon stiff flat clays, without excluding the plough or the scytho, from n toot of the surface. Open drains, on the contrary, if made of suitable dimensions, require a breadth of three or four feet, and tho plough is excluded from ns much moro at their tides. Wo draw no comparisons, nor do wo need nny, between tho products of a field of habitually wet soil, or llio trouble und expense of managing it, nnd tho snino field after it hns undergone a thorough drtunngo and amelioration, livery larmnr, wo pre sumo, has noticed the vast disparity in both. If therij is ono to whom it is not familiar, let him mnku tho trial, and ho will ha astonished at the result, and at hisiuvu want of forethought in not having made il before. A gentleman having fallen into the river Rxe, rolnttng the accident, said, "You will suppose I wiib protty wut." "Yes," Ins Incnd, "wet, certainly, in llio Jxc- stream. Tiik I.Nim'rr.iiKN t Juoor. A doccascd, upright ami able chief justieo of one ofotir courtu, wns once obliged thus to address n southern jury "Gentlemen of tho jury, in this case tho counsel on both Hides are in credible; nnd the plaintiff und defendont ure both such bad characters, that to mo it i3 indifferent which way you givo pour voruict. "he O.UIET do! i'i,r. cAi.r. my motiikkI' As I was silling in n wood, Under an oak tree's leafy colcr, Mining In pleasant folilnilc. Who thniild conic by but John, my lover I lie pressed my hand and kissed my rlieik ; Then uai inri-growing, kis-ird llio other ; tVliiln I exclaimed, und shove lo shriek, "Ho quiet do I I'll call my inolhcr !" He saw my auger was sincere, And Iniinglv began lo rhiiln niou Ami, wiping fiutn my cheek llie'tear,, lie sat him on the grass bcsiilolfit!. He feigned such pielly, umoinus no, lliealhed such sweet lows one nficr oilier, 1 could but smile while whispering low, He quiet do ! I'll call my mother I" lie talked so long, nod talked so well, And swmc he me ml not lo deceive mu ; fell uipic giief than I cm tell, WluMi villi a kin hu lose lo leave me. "Oli, J, n !" s d I, "and must thou go 1 I loc llieu bellei than nil oilier ! TluMO is no need lo hairy so, I never menu to call my mother !" Trirc SAILOR AND TIIU IICAIt. A Hull whaler was moored ton field of ico, on which at n considerable distance, a large boar, was observed prowling about for prey. One of the ship's compuuy, cm boldeucd by nrtilicinl courage, derived from the free use of Ins rum, which in his economy ho had stored for special occn sious, undertook to pursue and attack the hour that was within view. Armed only with a whale lance, he rcsoluloly and against all periruasioi), set out on his adven turous exploit. A fatiguing journey of about half a league, over a surface of yield nig snow and rugged hummocks, brought him within a low yards of the enemy, which to his surprise, undauntedly faced hun, nnd seemed to invito him to the combat. His courage being by ibis limo greatly sub dued, pirtly by tlio evaporation ol" the sum iilus he had employed, and partly by the iindi.-niayrd nnd even threatening aspect of the bear, he levelled his lance, in an nttt Hide either for tho offensive or defensive action, and stopped. The bear also stood s'ill. In vi;in the adventurer tried to rally courage to mnku ihc attack; his enemy was too formidable, and ins appearance too imposing. In vain also Ip; shouted, ad vanced ins lance, and made feints of attack ; the enemy, either not understanding them, or ilc-pising such unmanlincss obstinately stood iiis ground. Already the limbs ot the t-atlur beau to shake, the lance trcm bled in the rest, and his gaze, which had hitherto been steadfast, began to quiver; but the fenr of ridicule from his messmates -till hid its influence, and ho yet scarcely dared lo retreat, liruin, however, pnsses sing lers reflection, or being moro regard less of consequences, began, with the most milacioiiK hiii.'iip;- !i rdvancc. His nigh approach nnd unshaken step subdued llio spatl; of bravery and that dread of ridi culu that hud hitherto upheld our ndven. turer : he turned and fled. But now was llio tunc of danger. The sailor's flight encouraged thu b ar in his turn to pursue; and being belter practiced in snow travel ling, and bettor provided lor it, ho rapidlv trained upon the fugitive. Tho whnle lance, his onlv dolence, encumbered him in his retreat, he threw it down, nnd kept on This fortunately excited the bear's nltcn lion; he stopped, pawed il, bit it, and then . resumed the chase. Again he was at the I heels of the panting teaman, who. con scious nf the favorable effect of tho lance, dropped a mitten; the stratagem succeeded, and while bruin again stopped to examine it, the fugitive improving tho interval, made considerable 'progress ahead Still the bear resumed the pursuit, with Iho most provoking pcisevornnce, excepting when nrre-ted by another mitten, nnd finally by a hat, which he tore to shreds between his tec'.h and Ins paws, and would no doubt have soon made the incautious adventurer Ins victim, who wns rapidly losing strength nnd henrt, but for prompt, and well-timed assistance of his shipmates, who, observing that the affair had assumed n dangerous nspcol, sallied out lo his res cue. "Tho little phalanx opened linn a pas. sago, and ihen closed to receive the bold assailant. Though now hcvond the reach of his adversary, tho dismayed fugitive continued onward, impelled by his fears, and never relaxed ins exertions until he fairly reached the shelter of tho ship ! lliuin once more prudently came lo a Bland, and for a moment seemed to survey his enemies with all the consideration of an expennced general ; when finding them too numerous for n rcnsonuhle hope of success, he very wisely whoi'led nbont nml sneenndoil in mnking n safe and honorable retreat SYor La's Journal. Fi mu iho Mimsilou (Ohio) Gazelle. IIHTURN OF TUB CAPT1VH. Our citizens, yesterday morning, wore introduced to tho acquaintance of John Wood, n man whoso talc of sorrow could not fail of interesting tho heart, however callous, however prone to incredulity. A men'Tu sketch can only bo given now. Tho amnio history of his misfortunes tuny herealterhe prenented to the world nun n niveii bv a matter hand, will command tlio intorcst. and enlist iho t.ympiitliy ot llio public, when the mawkmi productions oi ficlion, winch cumber our tinonStores nnu -tilt our tabte, shall have become despised nnd foraoltcu. In tho war of 1312. John Wood, now fifty years old, was n young nnd industriou armor in srncken oouniv. ivcutucuy. in was the husband of a young nnd iuloreft ing woman, and tho father of two infant children. Ho wos livinir in happiness on u farm which ho I. at! earned by li'a industry, whan the milium Cnntuin Uutler (who al lerwards fell at tho capture of tho Hr tish batteries, at 'Fort Moiim rnised his in and solicited the hardy Kentuckiaiis ol llratkou counlv to enrol themselves among the defenders of ihuir country. John Wood was ono of tho number. Ho eulljred nil J llio privations to which tho tinny of the northwest was exposed, during tho tlisaa 'rotis cimpnign which rosullid in the do font of Winchester at tho river Raisin. I5y good fortune ho escaped tho tomahawk of tho tavago allies of Great Hritoin, and was sent a prisoner of war In Q,uchcc. lie wa9 next, wilh other American pris nnors, despatched in n transport to Ply mouth, Mug. accompanied by n crowd of fellow prisoners, he wns nbnut lo be trans ferred to Dartmoor, when he found an op portunity to elude his guards and make his escape. Ho wandered through the country, stealing through byways, until Im found himself nt llristol. Hunger cnnipcll nil him lo enter a grocery, the bend quar ters of a prcs3 gang. Hero ho was press ed, and despite his protestations that ho was a citizen of tho United Stales, and n fugitive prisoner of war, facts which might have been easily proven by reference to the mili'tary authorities nt l'lymoiithhu was hurried on board His Majesty's frigate Sea Horso, then the fhg ship of tho celcbrnted Sir Peter Pnrkcr, and compelled to bear arms ogainst his own countrymen. On bonrd iho Sen Horse were several oilier Americans, who like Wood, had fal len victims to the Urilish system of impress ment. Thoy determined nn desertion; nnd when lying in the port of St. Johns, they succeeded in securing a boat, in an extremely dark night, and attempted n reach the eastern coast of tho state of Maine. Thoy were instantly pursued, and were obliged to desert their boat on the shore of New firunswick, and r-:ek csfety in tho wood.-. After wandering nboul for two days, exhausted with cold, and hunger and fatigue, they wore apprehended by i party of British soldiers and again trans fcrred to the Sea Horse. The putii-limont that followed ilut net nf desertion, wis in fliclcd with all that ingenious refinement of cruelty for which tho British navy is so celebrated. Tho Sea Ilors". attached lo tho squa droit under Admiral Cockburn, was shortly afterwards ordered into the Chesapeake and took nn nctivo part in tho robbing burning, nnd murdering of I lie defencclcs inhabitants of tho coast. Mr. Wood and llio impressed Americans were never per milted to leave their vessel. Ho was on board on the night when Sir Peter Parker met his fate on shore. A few days fubso qiient to this event, ho, in company wilh seven other impressed Americans, attempt, ed an escape in broad day light, by boldlv jumping into a boat alongside, nnd pulling rapidly for the snore, une of tho number was shot bv tho sentinel on duty. The others reached the beach, but wore appro hended, immediately on landing, by n party of marauders belonging to the Sea Horse. By order of Admiral Cockburn, they wore sent in irons to Nova bcotia, where after undergoing n trial, thev were sen tenced to bo shot. The sentence, how over, was commuted to service for life bis Britannic Majesty's army, in the East Indies. They wore accordingly shipped to England, and thence with a regiment of newly levied recruits, despatched to Caf cntta. I'or 21 years, Mr. Wood served a a private soldier in the East India service and 10 months since, when tiroken dow in spirit and in constitution, tie was per milled ro sail for England. Destitute heart broken, ho reached L union, slated his case to the United Slates consul, and by him was fnrnihod with Iho moans of rcaeliing New York. Ho left New Yor in J.inuary. and wended hi? weary pilgrim ago toward the homo ol Ins childhood. Il is now twenty-six years sinco lie lo his wife ami children in Keuuicky; and not ono syllable lias ho heard, relative to heir situation, since tho moment of their cnaration. Tho citizens here forcon" few dollars upon him, for, poor, nnd crenid ns ho K he still possesses nil the pride of n Kontuckinn. and sent him on his way in the stage to Well-ville, trom wlncl town he intends to embark on hoard steamboat for Augusta, in Kentucky. Fancy cannot help asking what is now thai In. mo to which llio war-broken wan- lercr is returning .' Will the wife ol his youth be rendy, in tho fidelity of he early love, to hail the return ot her lotl husband.' Or will her duty and affections have been given to another? Or will sho bo repos ing bencnth the clods ot tho valley: Ann his chilbrcn ! If living, they must have Ion" since entered upon the busy scones of life. Will they take tho weary pilgrim lo their homos and to their bosoms ? A thou sand overnowering emotions must rush upon Hie old man s heart, as his weary footstep approaches the spoi mat once was home ! Fancy cannot till the picture. Mav Ho who " tempers tho wind to tho shorn lnmb." support the aged wanderer in that eventful moment, which is soon to witness, either the ccslacy of Ins happiness, or tho utter desolation of his hope, A FE.M AM'2 HUSBAND. A few days ago, a respcctablo female waited upon an attorney in this town, nnd asked his ndvice in n case of a very pecul iar natures. It seems that her husband, a master bricklayer who had been in the habit ol trusting her unplicity in his uusi- nes, oven leaving to her management the bookkeeping requisite in his tiado, had of late, lor somo cause or other, roiuseu to allow her tho usual weekly sum for house keeping. Having also treated her in an unkind manner, the came to take advice ns to how she should proceed against her husband, whom, to llio no small astonish met!'. ,n the professional genlloiiiau she wns then consulting, sho declared lo ho not a man, but n woman. The nttorney thought it his duty, under such stngn'ar circum stances, to bring the matter under the no tice of Mr. Foster, thu Magistrate, who directed that Mr. Thomas Kluuihl take the ease under his management, ami bring tho parties for private examination buforo him (Mr. Foster,) ul the police ofiico. Mr. 'nomas look tho necessary steps: and. on Thursday last, tho parties woro brought before Mr. Foster, in tho deputy consta ble's room at tho police office, when tha truth of tho wife's averment wns corrobo rated in the most distinct and unqualified manner by Mr. Oilier, surgeon to the po lico, who gave a certificate declaring that tho individual in question was a woman. he woman. husband, we believe, did not mako the least attempt to deny her sex, hut contented herself with stating, that her wife had been only led to make this expo sure, beransn she had withheld from her the weekly allowance of money for liotisa ecping expenses. The wife replied, that this was not tho only ousc she had of complaint ngainst her spouse; for that sho (the htuband) wns occasionally intoxicated, and that, when in that state, the husband treated her very ill. Tho wife has also staled, thnt she accidentally made tho dis covery of the sex of hor husband as mucli as two or three vears hack ; but that sho had kept tho secret till tho present time. From what could bo gleaned of the history of this female liubnnd, it would seom that he had assumed llio garb and character of man when she was apprenticed, at tho age of sixteen or seventeen, to a master builder, in one of tho largest towns ot Yorkshire. Being of good exterior, with pronos-'ossing appcarnncc and manners, and of features rather handsome, the sup posed young man attracted the attention ol many females in the samo condition of life ; and iiuiutig oturrs, was tho one who alter" wards became tho wife. Tho attentions of tho young bricklayer were nccoptnblo and ncceptcd j and tho union took place shortly after tho expiration of the apprenticeship. Soon afterwards this couple camo to Man chester, wo arn told, about tho year 182!?, where the husband commenced the busi ness ol a builder; and, ny consiucraoia skill, ability, and attention to trade, waa tolerably successful. Amongst other brandi es of the business this builder became rC" mnrkablc fur skill in the erection of fluesj ovens, &c. ; and, wo believe, is at this mo ment, in very good business, employing soveral handsj and giving very general sat isfaction to those for whom any work haa boon executed. Tho wife had the entire management of tho books and accounts in tho business ; and, as far as wo have hoard, thcro was not tho slightest imputation on her character. We believe that nothing was dono in the way of legal proceedings. Several article?, claimed by tho wife ns her property, have been sent to the Polices Ofiico by the husband; who, -so tar as wa have heard, has not offered any reparation to tho wife for the cruel and painful posi tion in which she is now placed. Ono thing is tolerably certain, thai alter ilic exposition which has taken place, the wo man who has ventured to assume the char acter of n man, will no longer ho eble to continue to carry on business in this town, and that she must either lay aside her dis guise, nnd rcsuma the nppenranco which most befits her sex, or sho must seek to hide ho r imposture in some place whero sho is not known, and where she nny hops for a while to escape detection. We be- liovo that many persons, who have employ-' ed her. join in "declaring, that they had not the slightest suspicion that sho was nthor than what she seemed. jrrtnchcstcr(Eng.) Guardian. EniT.mi.u. PunTi.vAciTV. 'Mr. EJitor: I desiro you to contradict tho report you have put into your paper, that I hung my self on Friday last.' 'Impossible, sir. I Ehall do no such thing.' 'But, sir, it is utterly false. How could I ho hero if I had hung myself?' 'I can't help that, sir. i shall not re tract.' 'Ridiculous. You surely will contradict the report, as an act of justice to mo.' I can't think of it, sir. I havo my prin ciples. I have a reputation for veracity, nml mint Biutnin it. The best I can do for you is to sny that tho rope broke and you wcro providentially rosusticatcd, I have my principles, sir.' According to the ancient laws of Hun irary, a man convicted of bigamy, waa con demned to live with both wiyes in the samo house ! The crime, in consequence, waa extremely rare. Tnr. run W it. A man boast ing in company of ladies, that he had a vary luxuriant licnu l linir, 0110 01 uu fair damsels rcmaikcd that it was owing entirely lo the mcllownus of (he soil. A joker in New York having met a short gentleman whoso first name was William, turned and walked by Ins side, In a little while the gentleman turned to his uninvited companion and asked him if lio hnd nny business with htm. "None at nil," said tho other, "bul ns the hnv doca not nllow us to pass small Dills, I bavo turned about. A person being asked what was meant by "renliUxTbf lire," nnswered renl fifafc, reul money, and a real good dimici: Ouioin or Sj..imck. Mother Jasper told me, that xha heard Greatwood's wife sny, thai John Hurdstonc's aunt mentioned to hor, that Mrs. Trusty was present when the widow Turkman said, Captnin Har well's cousin thought Ensign Doolttllo'd sister believed, that old Miss Oxly reckon that, Sam TnlloV better half had told Mr?. Spanhliug. that the heard John Brnnmer'a woman .-.v, that her mother told her that she hoard her grandfather say that Mrs. Garden h'ld two husbands ! hoot. OUT 111 W you MKIUH.U WI TH US." - A man in Punt.yivunin ban been bentenced to pay the cost of prosecution, mid to three uioiiihd iiiiiirisoiiiucut, for nc-anluni' un I editor,

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