Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 16, 1839, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated August 16, 1839 Page 1
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fit fTOl$tfiC NOT T II R ti fi O It Y O I' C Ai H A K K If T T f V. W J I, J' ARB O F H O ill IJ . .BY Iff. B. STACY- EMiiDimimMttCTgW'atirjraffvnTiTrg Mi - INFI.UIJNCR OF SYLVAN SCKNF.UY. nv I'liorcssoti i.ciNorr.u.ow. 1 love llit! city nml its busy hum: 1 love that glad excitement of the crowd, wind) makes the pulse beat quick the frccilom from restraint the absence of those euri ons eyes anil idle tongues, which persecute you in villages ami provincial towns. I love the country, ton. in its seasons; and there is notccne over which my eyes rove with more delight than the fnco of a sum tner landscape, dimpled with soft sunny hollows, and smiling in nil the freshness mid luxuriance of Juno. There is no bonk in which I read swuo'.cr lessons of virtue, or find the beauty of a quiet life moro legi bly rccordt'd. My heart drinks in the tranquility of the scene; and I never hoar the sweet warblu of a bird from its native wood, without a silent wish that such a cheerful voice and peaceful shade were mine. There is a beautiful moral feeling connected with every thing in rural life, which is not dreamed of in the philosophy of the city ; the voice of the brook, and the language of the-winds and woods are no poetic fiction. What nn impressive lesson is there in the opening bud of Fpring! What an eloquent homily in the full of the riutuninal leal ! How well does the song of a pas.-ing bird represent the g!ad but transitory days of youth ! and in the hollow tree and hooting owl what a melancholy image of the decay and imbecility of old ngc! In the beautiful language of an English poet Your voiceless lips O flower?, nrp living prcnclieis, Kach cup si pulpit feiv leaf si book, Supplying lo my fancy niinieious teachers, i'lum loneliest nook, 'Neath cloistered boughs cadi floral bell that swings Ami lnll.ilH perfume on llio pacing air, Makes Saliballi in the field, anil ever rings A call to prajcr. Not lo i lie dome where crninhling arch and column Altc.t l lie feebleness of ninrlal hand, lint lo the fane most railiolio and solemn Which God has planned. To dial ratlicdrnl, boundless as our wonder, Whn-e quenchless lamp I lie sun and moon supply, lis choiis the wind and waves ils oigan thunder, lis dome the sky. There amid folilude nml shade, I wander, od, Through ihu sicca aisle, anil, stietched upon the Auud by llio silence, tevcienily ponder I'hc ways nl (I oil. OSSEO, ORTJIR SON OF THE EVE MSG ST Alt. AN At.OONO.UIN TALK. There once live nn Indian in the north, who had ten daughters, nil of whom grew up to womanhood. They were noted for their beauty, but especially Oweenee, the voungest, who was very independent in her way of thinking. She was a great ad mirer of romantic places, nnd paid very little attention lo the numerous young men who enme lo her father's lodge for the pur pose of seeing her. Her eldest fusion were all solicited in marriage from their parents, nnd ono after another went off to dwell in the lodges of their husbands, or mothers in-law, but shu would listen to no proposals of the kind. At last she married an old innn called Osson, who was scarcely able to walk, and who was too poor to have things like others. They jeered ami laughed at her. on all sides, but bho seemed to be quite happy, and said to them, "It is my choice, and you will see in the end who has acted wisest." Soon after the sisters nnd their husbands and their parents were all invited to a feast, and us they walked nlong the path, they could not help pityiu I heir young and handsome sister, who had bucIi an unsuitable mate. Osseo often mopped and gazed upwards, but they could perceive nothing in the direction he looked, unless it was the faint glimmering of the evening Mar. They hcurd him muttering to himself as they went along, and ono ol the elder sisters caught tin; words, 'Sho wain iio-mo-shin nosa.' 'Poor old man,' isnid she, 'heis talking of his father, what n pity it is, that he would not fall and break his neck, that our sister might have a handsome young husband.' Presently they passed a large hollow log, lying with one end towards the path. The moment Osseo, who was of the turtlo totem, cumc to it, he stopped short, uttered a loud and peculiar yell, and then dashing into one end of thu log, he came out at the other a most beau tiful young man. and springing back to the road, hu led off tho parly with steps as light as the reindeer. Jlul on turning round to look for his wife, behold, she had been changed into un old, decrepit woman, who was bent almost double, and walked witli a cane. Thu husband, however, treated her very kindly, as she had done him during the time of his enchantment. nnd constantly addressed her by the term of Ncnc-inocsba, or swectneart. When t hoy came to the huntcr'n lodge, with whom they were to feast, they found Iho fcosl ready prepared, nnd as soon ns their entertainer had finished his hurangiio. fin which ho told them his feasting wus in honor of the Evening, or Woman's Star) they began to partake of tho portion dealt out. according to tho ago and character, lo each ono. The food was very dclicioiu, end they were all happy but Osseo, who looked at his wilo ami incii gazeu upwaro, ns if ho was looking into tho substanco of Iho sky. Sounds wore soon heard, as if from far oft voices in tho air, and they bo enmo plainer and plainer, till ho could plainly distinguish somo of the words. Tity rac; my Father ! rimJlMl3iMuoiarBtwwiiim,TfMMiir,nmirm 'My son my son,' said tho voice, 'I hove seen your nlllictious and pity your wants. I come to call you away from u scene thai is stained with blood nnd tears. The earth is full of sorrows. (Hunts and sorcerers, the enemies of mankind, walk abroad in it, and are scattered throughout us length. Lvorv night they are Jilt m r their voices lo the l'ower of Evil, nnd every dny they make themselves busy in casting evil in the hunter's path. You have long been their victim, but shall be their victim no more. Plio spell you were under is broken. Your evil genius is overcome. I huve cast him down by my superior strength, and it is this strength I now exert for your happiness. Ascend, my sou ascend into thu skies nnd partake of tho feast I have prepared foryou in the stars, and bring with you those you love. 'The food set before you is enchanted and blessed. Fear not tn porlaku of it. It is endowed with magic power to give im mortality tn mortals, and to change men lo (pints. Your bowls and kettles shall be no longer wood and earth. The one shall bficomu silver, and the other wnrnpum. Thev shall shine like fire, and ''listen like thu nu.-t beautiful scarlet. Every female shall also change her state and looks, nml no longer doomed to laborious tasks. Sho shall dance and not work she shall 6ing and not cry.' 'iIy beatnsi,' continued tho voice, 'shine faintly on your lodge, but they have a pow er to transform it into the lightness of the kics, nnd decorate it wftli (lie colors of tho clouds. Come, Osseo. my son, and dwell no longer on earth. Think strongly on my words, and look steadfastly at my beams. My power is now at its lull height. Doubt not delay not. It is the voice of the Spirit of tho stars that culls you away to happiness and celestial rest.' J he words were intelligible to Osseo, but his companions thought them some far off snunds of music, or birds singing in the woods. Very soon the lodge began to shake and tremble, and they felt it rising into the air. It was too late to run out, for they were already as high as the tops of the trees. Osseo looked around him as tho lodge passed through the topmost boughs, nnd behold! their wooden dishes were changed into shells of a scarlet color, the poles of the lodge to glittering wires of silver, and the bark that covered them into tho gorgeous wings of insects. A moment more, and his brothers and sisters, and their parents and friend, were transformed into birds of various plumage. Some wore jays, some partridges and pigeons, and others gay singing birds, who hopped about displaying their glittering feathers and lging their songs. Bui Oweenee still kept her earthly garb, and exhibited all the indications of extreme age. lie again cast hid eyes in the direc tion of the clouds, and uttered that peculiar yell which had given him the victory at tho hollow log. In a moment the youth nnd beauty of his wife returned, her dingy gnrments assumed the shining appearance of green silk, and her cane was changed into a Filver feather. The lodge again shook and trembled, for they were now passing through the uppermost clouds, und they immediately afterwards found them selves in the Evening Star, the residence of O-'scn's father. "My son," said the old man, "hang that cage of birds, which you have brought along in your hand, at the door, und I will inform yon why you nnd your wife have been sent for." O-sco obeyed the dircc tinus, and then took his eot in thu lodge. "Pity was shown to you," resumed the king of the siar, "on account of the contempt of your wife's sister, who laughed at her ill fortune, and ridiculed you while you were under the power of that wicked spirit whom you overcame at the log. Thai spirit lives in the next lodge, being a small star you see on tho left of mine, and ho has always felt envious of my family because we had greater power than hu had, und especially on account of our having had thu care committed to us of the female world, lie fulled in several attempts to destroy your brothers in-law and sistcrs-in law. but succeeded at last in transforming yourbdf und your wife into decrepit old persons. You must he careful and not let the light of Ins beams lull on you while you arc here, for therein is the power of his enchantment ; a ray ot light 13 the bow and arrows he uses." Osseo lived happy and contented in the pnrontnl lodge, and in duo time his wife presented linn with n son, who grow up rnpiuiy, anil was Hie imago ot his father. Mo was very quicic and ready m learning every thing that wns done in his grand father's dominion?, but hu wished also to learn tho art of hunting, for he had heard that this was a favorito pursuit below. To gratify him his father mudo him a how and arrows, and he then let Mm birds out of the cngu that ho might practice in shooting. lie soon became expert, and the first day brought down n bird, but when he went to pick it up, to h'13 amazement, it was n beautiful young woman with tho arrow sticking in her breast. It was one of his youngest nunts. The moment her blood loll upon the surface of that puro and spot less planet, iho churm was dissolved. Tho boy immediately found himself sinking, hut wns partly upheld, by something hko wings, till he passed through the lower clouds, and he then suddenly dropped upon a high, romantic island, in n largo lako. Mo was pleased on looking up, to sec all his mints and uncles following him in the form of birds, nnd ho soon discovered iho silver lodge, with Ins father and mother, descen ding with its waving barks looking like so many insects gilded wings It rested on tho highest clifls of the island, und here thoy fixed their residence They all resu mod their natural shapes, but wero dimin ished lo tho i'viQ of fairies, and nan mark of homngo to tho King of tho Evening Star, they never failed, on every pleasant FKTOAY, AHJGIUST 10, 5.839. evening, during the summer season, to join hands and dance upon the lop of iho rocks. These rocks wore quickly observed by the Indians to be covered, hi moonlight eve nings, with u larger sort of I'uk Wuji linnet's, or httlo men, nnd wero cnlled MiRli-iti.u-mok-iii, or turtle spirits, and the island is named from them lo tins dny. f- Their shining lodge be seen in Iho summer evenings when the moon shines strongly on the pinnacles of thu rocks, and the fishermen, who go iieni- thoc high cliffs nt night, have oven heard the voices of these happy little dancers. f-Uicliilinuckina, iho term alluded lo, in I tic original orthography of MlSlt UN t MnK IK ono : the local fuiiii (sing, und plu.) of I'urllu Spirits. From the Lowvillu IN'oi ilium Journal, Min.rui.ous Escai-k A child rescued from a Panther. Last Saturdny forenoon, Mr. .fames Ranncy nnd wile, who live about 9 miles east of the village, in the town of Watson, left homo on business, leaving ihoir house in charge of their oldest child, u girl aged about 12 years. Near noon the girl heard the infant, aged M months winch lint! been laid while nsleop on a bed in nn adjoining bedroom utter n horrid screech, upon which she immediately ran to Ins relief, and imagine her feelings upon opening the door to see the panther with the babe in its mouth leaping from an open window immediately over the bed! Hut she, like a true heroine, sprang upon tho bed and I lieu out of the window, screaming at. tho height of her voice nnd upon being joined by the oilier children about the house, pursued the panther nl her utmost speed. They followed it about forty i oils lo a pair of bars which separated the clearing from the lot est, at which place he girl slates that she approached to within 15 or 20 feet of the panther, when it relinquished its hold of the child, leapt the bars and made its way into the woods. The infant was picked tip much strangled from its rapid movement through the. grass nnd sand which had filled its mouth und eyes, but soon recovered, and is now well save n few scratches about Us body which have the appearance of having been made by the panther's teeth. These marks are very plain, and there are several bloud bhstcrs raised where tho teeth in slipping came in contact. The girl states that the panther dropped tho child once before am vuig ntiholcnce, and it ib supposed tho iving nwny ol the clothing wus the cause us thev were much torn. We have the above particulars from un questionable authority, and the probability of the story will not bo questioned when :l is known that the immense forest cast of the river is inhabited by tfie panther, and lliatnl this season ol tho year they Ire quently arc the personification ol famine itself, which fact accounts fur its approach ing the dwelling, the tardiness of its move menls, and ils inability to leap the bars with lis prey in its mouth, ns we under stand it made two ineffectual efforts before giving it up. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon iho bravo girl who thus saved the life of the child. Vf.UINICATION 01" AN ANCIENT PllOVUItll. The following prophecy is-caid to have been delivered by a Hrilish bard, in the time of William the Norman, and preserved by some of the monkish annalists, viz; That no more than three munarchs, in ill. rect succession, should ever again reign over these kingdoms, without some violent interruption -. 1 William the Norman, 2 William Ruins, 3 IJcury tho first, Interrupted by the usurpation ofStcphcii 1 Henry the soooud, 2 Edward the first, 'J Edward the second, Interrupted by tho abdication und mur der of Edwjrd the second. 1 EJward the third, 2 Richard the second. Interrupted by the deposition of thai monarch. 1 Henry the fourth, 2 Henry the fifth, 'J Henry sixth, Interrupted by tho restoration of the hoiioc of York. 1 Edward the fourth, 2 Edward the fifth, o Richard the third, Interrupted by the usurpation of Ilcnry Richmond. 1 Ilcnry tho seventh, 2 Henry the eighth, 'J Ediwird tho sixth, Interrupted by tho electiuii of Lady Jane Grey. 1 Mary, 2 Elizabeth. A foreign king, (James of Scotland,) called in to assume the crown. 1 .lames the first, 2 Charles the first, Interrupted by thn deposition of thul monarch, ttml tho establishment of another form of goverumant in tho persou of Oh vcr Cromwell. 1 Charles tho second, 2 James thu second, Interrupted by the indication of that king and the election ot n foreigner. 1 William thu third, 2 Anno, Interrupted by tho parliamontury up poiutinent of n foreigner. 1 George I he first, 2 Cienrgo tho second, U (leorga the third, Interrupted by the unfortunate inenria city of that sovereign, and a parliamentary appointment lor exorcising tno sovereignty in the person oi tno rrmco uegent. 1 (Joorgo the fourth, 2 William the fourth, ;i Victoria Iho first, Whom may God bless, hut what is to bo tho next interruption?- Liverpool Couriir,

HINTS ON HORSEMANSHIP. An officer of lirllish Cnvolry has publish, cd a work on this Mibjeet, from which n few useful hints arc taken : "Another capital mistake is, to fancy that we can keep a horso from falling )v pulling hard nt his mouth. It is painful to see a titii'd rider going down hill with his reins so tigliiened that the horse's mouth i drawn upon a line with the horizon ; and Ins eyes so elevated that it is impossible for him loeo where hu is stepping. The dinners nf a stumble nro thus tnuro than loublodi and if n horse stumble in that condition, crumped, and tighliuied, and prohibited tin. hj of his head and neck, with which, if left to lilms.'lf', hu will do wonders in recovering him-elf, down he must go! In ruling, tho inexpert and tim id hold on clucflv bv nnd through the rein. 1 hey tighten it so as to make it a kind of bar or po.'e, by which to steady themselves in their, nnd to t hem any relaxation ol either rain is almost ns fatal a thing ns lo sing a stirrup. With a pond horse let no such men he trusted; they aro the Uishop i.u u tiers ami martyr-makes of the noblest part of lic animal creation. Rut many other riders, who are neither timiJ nor al. together inexpert, fancy that they can knep n horse on his feet by half breaking uS jaw. Common sense tell us that a horse re ceives no aid from n pull in the tiinuth with i niece nl iron, or a blow from n whin, or a kick in the side with an armed heel, how cvortuesc may indicate to him the wishes or enmnunds of the rider. I beg my pupil to believe, that the horse's lcg support the rider, and not the rider's the horse more thnn this, that the rider cannot lift the horso, nor hold him up when in the act of falling. How often do wo hear a man as sert thai he has taken his horse up between ins nanus and legs, and lined him over the fence; that he has recovered I113 horso on the other side, or that his horse would have fallen forty times, if he had not held linn up ! J licso are vulgar errors nnd me chanica! impossibilities. Could ten men. with handspikes, lift the weight of n horse? Probably. Attach t he weight to the thin rein ofu lady's bridle? Could a lady lift it with the left hand? I think not, though it i commonly supposed she could. I hose errors are not. harmless ones; they induce an umbilicus interference with the horse at a moment in which ho Bhotild be left unconfimnl to the use of his own nnrrgies. If, by pulling, and giving him pain in the mouih. you force him to throw up his head and neck, you prevent his see ing how to foot out any unsafe ground, or where to take oft' at a fence; and in the case of stumbling, you prevent nn action dicinu'J uiihu by Ntiiure and Philosophy. When nu unmounted horse stumbles, Na ture teaches him to drop his head and neck; I'hilosophy teaches us tho reason of it. During the instant the head and neck are Irnppcd, the shoulders aro relieved from their weight, and that is the instant that the horse makes hu effort to recover him self. CEDAR OvUARRIES. On asking a friend from Oiwego. the other day, who used this term, what u meant, he informed us that much of the ce dar winch comes from Lake Ontnriur is ah soluiely dug out of the soil. On some of the islands in that lake, which furnish great quantities of that valuable timber, thero has not been growing a single troe lor many years, licueration has apparently succeeded generation of tins timber, and lallnn, und been successively covered with earth, and is dun out for rail roads, fence posts, &.c. in a perfectly sound state. I he above is from the Cultivator. Per sons who have been on the Island have tated to us similar facts. Wo believe, however, the quarries aro getting exhaust ed ot their mn?t valuable mineral the red cedar or that it is so deeply imbedded, that the Inborn! excavation is uotsullicieut- ly rewarded. During tins season, nearly nil the cedar importations have been of u white species. Wo have heard it stated that on some of the islands the ducks and pigeons, for instance, at thu northeastern termination of the lake there nro subter ranean passages pervading their whole area. 'Phut the roof or exterior surface, seems to bo composed of agglomerated earth matted and held tpgother by roots of trees which rest upon it, nnd havo covered it with n thick growth of umber. The vaulted passages or dcus below nro filled with cedar logs lying in every variery ol position, nnd winch no doubt formerly, hko rafters of a house, gave support to the surpcrincumbcut mass. From the accounts wo have had, there are more wonderful labyrinths constructed by nature on Lake Ontario, than that of old upon thu banks of Laku Mcoris, Oiwego Palladium. Siuulnr quarrins exist, or did exist, in the Jersey marshes, between this city and Newark. Within our own day, wu have eccii people engaged in oxci vat ions for fencing limber. Thus cedar posts nnd rails woro dug from tho earth on one side of Newark, nnd blocks of free stone on the other. .A. York Cum. .'hlvcrliwr. STRIPUM PIGTORUM A writer in tho Lynn Record says the way tho country apothecaries "come it" over the fifteen gallon law. is a cuuiinn. Having an occnioii to visit a neighboring town, a few weeks since, ho culled upon an old friend, one Dr. llonix. IIh largo how windows wero doeorated with vases, cuutninmg tinctures and nostrums of every hue, ami medicines of all kinds well marked ami lubellud, from iho essence of Piurdoek to Ilrandrelh's Pills. After the usual ceremonies llio two mends sal down to tulk of by-gouo days. An elderly genllo- man entered. "How do you do, Dr. liornx?" sn id ho, "I have n most iinnccuiinlablc pain in my shoulder, ami should liku n dose oi your Pigtorum givo tno cnuujjh to operate lor I fool much distressed." Ilecerinin ly nppcared to bn in great pain. "Will von have Iho plain or tincture?" inquired Dr. D "Plain by nil menim." said lie. Dr. liornx took down the largo vupo nnd dealt him out imnrly two wine glasses full of medicine. After adding a In lie water it was gone to seel: the pain in his shoul dcr. Scarcely had this operation been per formed, when a small lad entered. 'Dr. 15. , lather wants weight drachms of your Slripum Pigtoruin be want's the tinctur ed." Down came tho olher vase, wnll filled Willi crimnon liquid, which looked for nil the world ns if it might, haye served for the drink of gods. Radius would at least, hayn no objection lo partake of n libation from iho fount. A pint measure wns filled, the money paid, and the lad ro tired. Another enicrcd and called for a portion of Pigtoruin for a maiden mint ; another nnd nnotner; some cnlling for a single drachm, somo for four and some for six, and some for sixteen drachms at n time - The last amounted to n full quart. Tho medicine vases wore several times emptied, in tno course ot u lew hours, ami as often replenished from the casks behind the coun ter. The Doctor's visitor belli" nuzxled to ascfrtain the meaning of the term Stri ptini Pigtorum. wns led lo smell and even taste of the contents of the vases, when he ccrtamed to hi- ntonishmcnt that this bad Latin phrase, being rendered into good hnglish, signified nothing moio nor less than striped pig, alias Rum and Urandv which was dispensed to the good people of the village, under the sanction ofnu act of tho Ureal and General C urt, which per mits certain Apnthccaries to sell ardent spirits for medical purposes and to be used in the arts. Sj he called for a small por. lion of Pigtorum himself, and walked away highly grutified with his discovery. Till- GENTLEMAN AT CHURCH, May be. kiw&n by the following marks. 1. Conies in gond season, so as neither to interrupt the pastor or congregation by a lato arrival, 2. Docs not stop upon tho slops or in the portico, either to gape at the ladies, salute friends, or display Ins colloquial powers. 3. Opens and shuts the door gently, and walks deliberately up the aisle or gallery stairs, and gels to his scat as quietly, and by making as few people remove us possible. 1. TuIum Ins seat cither in the back part of the seat or steps out into the aisle when any ono wishes lo pass in, and never thinks of such n thing as making pcoplo crowd past In in while keeping his place in the scat. . Isal.vayn attentive to strangers, and gives up his scat to such ; seeking another tor Inm-nlf. C. Never thinks of defiling tho house of lion with tobacco spittle, or annoying those who sii near him by chewing that nuuscous weed in church. 7. Never, unless, in case of illness, gets up and goes out in time of service. Rut if necessity compels him lo do so, goes so qui"tly that his very manner is uu apology lor llio act, !!. Does not engage in conversation be fore coniinencenieui of service. 0. Does inn whisper, or laugh, or cat fruit in the house of God, or lounge in that holy place. 10. Does not rush out of church like a tramping horso the moment the benedic tion is pronounced, hut retires slowly in u uoi'ele-s quiet manner. 1 1. Does all ho can by pieccpt and ex ample, lo promote decorum in others, a ml is ever ready to lend Ins aid to discounte nniico all indecorum in the house of God. l sun aware that llirouli llio imeieracv of habit i-oino peioons entitled lo iho ch.iracicr ol r.lll'isli.lll " I ' 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 I . in, IV ll.n nrn lull in I chuich. biit think ihcv du not dclilo die Iiuiims nl' ! liod, but n?e the spitioou, or if tlieio bu none ai uauu, tenant it om urn u.-u ol iho n.uiieotn weed until i liy v letiie. Christian Advocate and Jour nal. Tub Cm:rk and thi: Ruttep. Woman! Yesterday afternoon, as the Clerk of one of our markets wus traveling around mves. ugutjng tho weight of butter, ho enme across an old lady, whose relucinnce to display her oleaginous luxury, excited bus picion. liciu upon examination, hu hastily snatched up a lump from u large tub full, and threw it into his scales. It was awful ly deficient ! lie tried another, it was dit. to; another, and slill the same result the old Indy'd face elongating at each succes sive fuiliito ubout " feet." "Mister," said she. "if" you take nny more of my builor, you'll get troublo I gucrs." Nothing daunted by her threat, hu continued; when enraged beyond endurance, the old lady, it strong, inuseulnr woman, "yoked" him, and alter a severe tussle, during winch vic tory seemed to lean alternately on both belligerents, and a crowd ot amused spec tators gathered around them, she finally threw linn down, jumped on him, nnd final ly taking from linn (ho lump of butter lie still held in Ins hand, shu smeared it all over his face, filling his eyes, cars, mouih nml nostrils, full almost to suffocation. Then springing tipuu her feet she plunged her hands into her butter tub, and mashing the lumps coinph'tely up into one unctuous ma.-s, "Now," she vociferated, "weigh my builor if you can, you puppy and touch it if you daro." Ii is needless to cay that iho Clerk 'mi?, zlcd,' mid you cannot now instill him uioie than by requesting of linn sumo information as in the state of the butler market. I'hila. Times. A patent hub lately beou (alien out in England lor a new process ot embalming mid preserving subjects for anatomical purposes, I!y (Ins iiiclhud u bird or man l nitty bo preserved, nu t'olt n ml pliublo tis gh. and the llesh renin in as ivo leather VOJ, X'ffTT--3Vo. 63 THE RANK RKFORM HUM DUG OE THE VAN IJUIIHN PRESS. No charge is morn utterly false than that which declares Ihc Whig party to ho oppo sed to a judicious reform in our Hanking system. In proof of this it is alleged iha7. the Whigs in the lnt legislature opposed sundry propositions respecting the matter. ThN is true 6o far ns this, that some of Iho Whig members woro for. and ol hnr against those propositions ; and so of the Van Hu ron members. But why uro other (ucIh respecting llm matter o studiously con cealed? Let them ho examined, brielly. 'Pho Whigs are no morn responsible for tho existence of our Hanks (linn nro tho Van Huron party. It was never made a parly question. C. P. Van Ness and other loading men of that party first, started them. And within the last eight yearo many Whigs have opposed the multiplica tion of Hanks: among whom may be men tioned Mr. Adnnw of Grand Ulc. a zealous nnd intelligent Whig. In tho Inst Legislature, with n minority of 50 for the Whig, every Hank bill was defeated, except that rcchartering tho Hank of Muntpelinr. And m this bill ricw and important restrictions wprp, by the vlug Cooiiniticu of the Ilou-o of Repre sentatives, imposed on the Corporntion. Anil pray, who voted lor this bill ; Of tho Van Rureu members from Washington county, Messrs. Avcrill of Northlield. Dillingham of Waterbury, Richardson of Waitsfield, Simnn of Roxbury, and Wheeler of Montpciier, 5. voted fnr tho bill; 5 voted against it 2 wero absenl. probably accidentally. On the pn-agc of tho bill to re-charter the Rank of Caledo nia only two of tho Van Huron members from that county voted in the negative. About 3D Whigs voted for the amend ments making the private property of tho stockholders of Hanks liable. Some Van Huron members voted against them. Hut the grounds taken by some of the Whigs who opposed them were, that the amend ments proposed were imperfect nnd im practicable in their terms. Others opposed them for the additional reasons that, tho proposed alteration was premature. Thry urged that olher States were trying tho experiment and it was tin- dictate ol pru . dencc lo wait for the result of their trial ; that the Hanks in Michigan, in particular, which wero formed on the principle of tho amendment, were nlreody thu most inse cure and corrupt Hanks in llm country. Others contended that the proposed reform would concentrate Hank capital in the hands of a few. because farmers nnd per sons of smnll capital would not incur tho hazard; nnd that thus (he checks upon speculation would bu removed, or rather strong temptations to it would he present ed, while the security would easily be ren dered useless, by designing and crafty cupidity. All were for more safeguards : but they differed about what they shojhl be. It is much easier, we all know, to talk about reform than lo establish a safe and harmonious system to accomplish it. It is a fact, probably well known to our readers, that more bank capital hns been incorporated lately by Administration than by Whig States. Whenever our en emies have had (he power, they have shown their hypocn-y by granting bank powers to their friends. In this Slate they nan vote for banks for their own vicinity nnd call down odium on the wings for aiding them. They can propose crude and bung ling systems of reform, and then 6tigniatr.o the whigs a3 opposers of bank reform for refusing lo enact them It may perhaps be called an adroit stroke of parly cunning; but it is a mean policy. It. is nut wonder ful that n parly which has unbhishingly prated about reform in our national expen ditures fur ten years, while continually augincniing them; proclaiming with unfal. tering boldness that their oppnneut-i nro aristocrats and federalists of '9!, while ihey are upholding an Executive which has exercised mora power, and ex'ouded his sway over our national councils, by tho subtle but mighty influence of patronage, more than the sovereign of Grent Hriluiu over that nation it is not strange that such a party should descend to so mean a ma. nuMivrc. Hut it is.wonderful that so many people shoo hi not 'ceo through tho llimsy veil of so contemptible hypocrisy. Jejj'er' sonian Democrat. Goon Natuiu: "liy Hook or by Crook," Dame Grundy was the most good nntured woman alive. Come what would, every thing was right, nothing wrong. One day Eutlier Grundy told n neighbor that he believed Ins wife was one of thu most even tempered women m the world, for ho never saw her cro-s in his hie; and that for once hu should like to see her so. "Well," on til his neighbor, "go niio thu woods and bring her u load ol Iho crooked, est wood you can find, nnd if it doesn't make her cross, nothing will." According, ly, to try tho experiment, ho teamed limne a load of wood every way calculated to mako a woman fiet. Eur a week or morn shu used the wood copiously, but nut n word of complaint escaped her lips So nun day the husband ventured to inquire of her how she liked tho wood. "On, 'lis beaulful wood," said she, "I wish you'd get number load, for it lay round the pot compktc." Tho consideration witli a knavo is how to help hiuisell, and the bocoml how to do it with ihe appearance of helping you. Dioiiysius. the tyrant, stripped tho stntuo of Jupiter Olympus of a robe of massivu gold, and substiiulcd a clnnk of wool, 'Gold' said he, 'is loo cold in win tor, and too heavy in summer, and it be hooves us to luku caio of Jupitor.' 'You bo darned,' as tho Yankee Enid ven he eaw u grcn' liolo in his stocking

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