Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, April 17, 1840, Page 1

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&Xtt Tmtt NOT THE GLORY OF CjESAU HUT THE WELP ARE OF ROME. BY H. B. STACY. FRIDAY, AFGfclli 17, 1840. VOL. XIII--N0.669 THE SPRING AND THE JJROOIC. It may be that the Poet is a Spring, That from the deep of being, pulsing forth, Proffers the hot ami thirsty sous of earth Refreshment unbestow'd by sage or king. Still is he but an utterance a lone thing-Sail- hearted in his very voice of mirth, Too often shivering in the thankless dearth Of those affections he th best can sing. J3utthou, O lively Urook I whose fruitful way Brings with it mirror'd smiles, and green, and (lowers Child of all scenes, companion of all hours, Taking the simple cheer of every day, How little is to thee, thou happy Mind, That solitary parent Spring behind. GOOD INTENTIONS. Fair thoughts ot good, and fantasies as fair I Why is it your content to dwell confined In the dark cave of meditative mind, Nor show your forms and colors otherwhere? Why taste yo not the beautiful free air Of life and action ? If the wintry wind Rages sometimes must noble growth be pined, And fresh, extravagant boughs (opt off with care? Behold Hie budding nnd the flowering lowers, That die, and in their seed have life anow ; Oh ! if the promptings of our belter hours With vegetative virtue sprung and grew, They would fill up the room of living Time. GRAVE TEMPERAMENTS. To live for present life, nnd feel no crime To see m life n inerry-morrico craft, Where lie has done the best who most has lauch'd, Is Youth's fit heaven, nor thus the less sublime : Hut not to all men in their best of prime, Is given by Nature this miraculous draught Of inward happiness, which, hourlv quall'd, Seems to the reveler deep beyond nil time. Therefore, encumber not the sad young heart With exhortation fo impossible joy, And charges of morose mid thankless mood ; For there is working in that girl or boy A power which will and miK remain apart Only by Love approach'd and understood. THE SERPENT. "What is thy purpose," said the man to the serpent, "that thou woundcsl our race, when thou bo well knowest the pernicious eonsenicncos of thy teeth ? Thou pierccst my heel ; and suddenly the poison burns through all my veins." "Askcst thou that of nie 1" answered the ser pent. "Ask the back-biter the base calumniator of thy race, what he has for his reward ? Though they wound but the smallest member of thy good name, thy whole happiness sutler?. They whisper and wag the tongue at Rome, and in Syria thou art tormented." EVERY TH1NGF0R THE BEST. Man should always accustom himself to think. "What God orders is best, whether it appear tome good or evil." A pious sage came ljcforc n city whose gates were shut, and no one would open them to him ; hungry and thirsty, he was oblige! to spend the night under the open sky. "What God orders is for the best," he exclaimed, and laid himself down. Near him stood his a., and by his side a lant ern was burning on account of the insecurity of the neighborhood. Hut a storm arose and extin guished his light ; and a lion came and tore his ass to piece?. He awoke, ami, finding himself alone, exclaimed, "What God orders is for the best," and calmly awaited the dawn of morning. When he again approached the gates, he found them open, and the city laid waste, sacked and plundered. A baud of robbers had that very night fallen upon it, and had killed or carried away pris oners all its inhabitants. He was spared. "Did 1 not say," he exclaimed, "that every thing which God orders is for the best! How often do we in the morning first perceive why he has denied us a wing me previous night." THE THREE FRIENDS. Trust no friend wherein thou has not proved him. At the banqucting-tablo how many more ore found than at the door of the prison I A man had three friends : two of them he dearly loved, the third to him was indillcrent, although he was the most true-hearted of the three. On a certain occasion he was summoned before a Judge, and was, although innocent, cruelly accused. "Who among you," said he, "will go with mo and be a witness in my behalf? For 1 have been cruelly accused and the king is angry" The first of his friends immediately excused him telfjsayinghe could not go with him on account of other business. The second accompanied him to the door of the Judgement-hall, then turned away nnd went back, fearing thu anger of the Judge. The third, upon whom ho had reckoned the least, went in, spoke for him, nnd so joyfully bore testi mony to his innocence, that the Judge released him nnd tent him away. Three friends lias man in this world, and how do they bear themselvas toward him in the hour of death, when God summons lnm licfore his judge ment seat ? Wealth, his most cherished friend, first forsakes him nnd goes not with him. His relative and fritndt accompany him to the por tals of the grave, and turn back again to their dwellings. The third, that which in life was most frequently forgotten, is his good vsotkt. They alone accompany him to the throno of the Judgo ; they go before, speak in his behalf, nnd find mercy. THE CROWNOF OLD AGE. Wherefore should man not honor him whom tho Creator honors ? Upon the wise mid virtuous head, gray hair is a beautiful crown. Three old men celebrated together their jubilee, nnd recounted to their children, by what means they had becomo so aged. Tho omc, a teacher and priest, spoke, " Never was I troubled qy the length of the way, wheal went furth to teach. Never did 1. on mv wnv. ambitiously ttep over tho heads of youth, nnd never iki i im up my hands for n blessing, with out, indeed nnd in truth, bleismg and praising Cod ; therefore have I became old." Tho other, a merchant, said. "Never have I enriched myself, to my neighlor'd injury : never has his curse gone with me to my bed, nnd of my possessions have 1 freely given to the poor. Therefore has God given mo length of years." The third, a Judge of thu nation, said, "Never have I taken n gift j never have I stubbornly maintained my own opinion ; in the most trying emergencies I have ever sought first to overcome myself. Therefore has God blessed tno with old age. Then their children and grand-children camo be fore them, kissed their hands, and garlanded them with flowers. And the fathers blessed them nnd said, "As is your youth, so may your old age be I May your children be to you what you are to us upon our grey hair a blooming crown of roses." Old age is a beautiful crown 5 Man finds it only in the way of Temperance, Justice and Wisdom. BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT. Near n dew-drop there fell a tear upon a tomb, where a beautiful female repaired every morning to weep for her love. As the sun's golden disk rose higher in heaven, his rays fell on the tear nnd dew-drop, but glanced with a double brilliancy on the pearl shook from tho tresses of Aurora. The liquid jewel, proud of its lustre, addressed its neigh bor "How darest thou appear thus solitary and lustreless 1" The modest tear made no answer; but the zephyr that just then wantoned near them, paused in its flight ; bruhcd down with its wings the glittering dew drop, and folding the h bio tear of nilection in its embrace, and carried it up to heaven. A CHILD'S PRAYER. The following sweet and simple expres sion of early appeal, is from the pen of Isaac C. Pray, Jr.: Father ! now the day is pan On thy child thy blessing cast ! Near my pillow, hand in hand, Keep thy guardian angel hand ! And throughout the darkling- night, Bless me with a cheerful light! Ict me arise at mom again, Free from every thought of pain; Passing through life's thorny way, Keep mc, father I day by day. CHRISTIAN DUTIES. Remember, Christian, that every duty you pelbrm, will be for your own inter est. The reason why so many complain of their spiritual poverty is, they neglect duty. The diligent hand maketh rich. This is not only true in worldly business, but in Christian life. Your prayers, your alms, your exhortations, your watchings, and self denials, will all add to your strcngh, holiness, faith, and slock of grace, in this world ; and secure to you incorruptible riches in the next. Many seem to think, however, ilmt if they ne glect ninny positive commands of God, and can just get to heaven, it will be as well in tho end ! This just getting to heaven we fear will just shut thousands out. Christian Palladium, THE VICMM) BLACKSMITH Tho mention by Gov. Everett, in his Lecture to the Mecl lauics of Boston, of a blacksmith of that Stalo who has made himself acquainted with fifty different languages, while engaged in the laborious prosecution of his business, has excited a wide and general interest. That interest will be heightened by tho knowledge that he is yet but twenty-seven years old, had but a very ordinary common-shool educa tion : and has from boyhood to this mo ment constantly pursued his arduous call ing, lie is naturally cmbrasscd and pained by tho notoriety which his acquire ments have given him; and would prefer to pursue tho noiseless tenor of his way unnoticed and unknown ; but his history is so full of encouragement to tho young men, and especially the laboring men of our country, that it must not bo withheld from tho public. What a lesson does it read to those who spend hours after hours in the bar-room or tho grog-shop, but have no time to learn any thing, and who often stop their only paper during tho bu siest part of tho year, because they havo no timo to read it I Tho following private letter from Mr. Burritt, tho blacksmith so honorably known, was drawn out by a Virginia gen tleman who last summer sought and niado his acquaintance over his anvil in Wor cester, lis modesty and clearness aro worthy of his acquirements and worth. Wc find it in tho last Southern Literary Messenger. Woiicnsrr.n, Dec. 16, 1839. Dear Sir: I sit down to write to you under a lively apprehension that you will accept of no apology that 1 can make for my long silence. Hut beforo you impute to mo indifl'eronco or neglect, 1 bog you, my dear sir, to cousidor tho peculiar na ture of my occupations, to relied that my timo is not at my disposal, and that my leisure moments are such as I can steal away from tho hours which my arduous manual labors would iuclino 1110 to allow to repose. I deferred writing soino time, thinking (0 address you a letter on your return from lite springs; but thcnatuio of my business became such in tho fall, that 1 was compelled to labor both night and day up to tho present timo, which is tho first leisure hour that I havo had for se veral months. 1 cannot but bo gratefully affected by the benevolent interest which you manifested in my pursuits, both in our interview in Worcester, and in tho letter for which I am indebted to your courtesy and kind consideration. 1 thank you most cordially for those expressions of good will. They are peculiarly grati fy'11 comingasthoy do from 0110 whose personal acquaintance I have not long had tlic means and pleasure of enjoying ; it fact which proves, I fear, that I have been thrust before the world very imma ture ly. An accidental allusion to my his tory and pursuits, which 1 made unthink ingly in a letter to a friend, was, to my unspeakable surprise, brought before tho public ns a rather ostentations debut on my part to the world : and 1 find myself involved in a species of notoriety not tit all in consonance with my feelings. Thoso who have been acquainted with my character from my youth up will give me , credit for sincerity, when 1 say, that it never entered my heart to blazon forth any acquisition of my.own. 1 had, until the unfortunate denouement which I have mentioned, pursued the even tenor of my way unnoticed, oven among my brethren and kindred. None of them ever thought that I had any particular genius, as it is called ; 1 never thought so myself. All that I have accomplished, or expect or hope to accomplish, has been and will be by that plodding, patient, persevering process of accretion which builds the ant heap, particle by particle, thought by thought, fact by fact. And if I ever was actuated by ambition, its highest and farthest aspiration reached no farther than tho hope to set beforo the young men of my country an example in employing those invaluable fragments of time railed 'odd moments.' And, sir, I should es teem it an honor of costlier water than the tiara encircling a monarch's brow, if my future activity and attainments should en courage American worlcin-mcn to be proud and jealous of the credentials which God has given them to every eminence and immunity in the empire of mind. These are the views and sentiments with which 1 have sat down, night by night for years, with blistered hands and brighten ing hope, to studies which I hopcd'niight be serviceable to that class of community to which I am proud to belong. This is myaiiibition. This is the oal of mv aspirations. Hut, not only tlio prize, biil the whole course lies before me, perhaps beyond my reach. I count myself not yet to have attained' to any thing worthy of public notice or private mention : what I may do is for Providence to determine. As you expressed a desire in your letter for some account of my past and present pursuits, I shall hope to gratify you on this point, and also rectiiy a misappre hension which you with many others may have entertained of my acquirements. With regard to my attention to the lan guages, (a study of which I am not so fond as of mathematics,) I have tried, by a kind ufpratical and philosophical pro cess, to contract such a familiar acquain tance with the head of a family of lan guages its to introduce mo to the other members of tho same family. Thus, studying the Hebrew very critically, I became readily acquainted with its cog nate languages, among the principal of which arc the Syriac, Chaldaic, Arabic, Samaritan, Ethiopic, &c. The lan guages of Europe occupied my attention immediately after I had finished my clas sics ; and I studied French, Spanish, Italian, and German, under native teach ers. Afterwards, I pursued the Portu guese, Flemish, Danish, Swedish, Nor wegian, Icelandic, Welsh, G.elic, Celtic. I then ventured on further east into tho Russian empire; and the Sclavonic opon ed to me about a do.cn of the languages spoken in that vast domain, between which the affinity is as marked as that be tween the Spanish and Porluuuese. Ho- sido these, 1 have attended to many dif ferent European dialects still 111 vogue. am now trying to push on eastward as last as my means will permit, hoping todis coyer still farther analogies among tho oriontai languages which will assist my progress. 1 must now close this hasty, though long letter, with the assurances of my most smccro respect and esteem : Eliiiu BuiUUTT. To Th: Nelson, M. D. How they talk about tho pretty girls down South hero is a specimen : TiieNatciiuz Hkautv. She has a form deli cately moulded, slight, graceful, faultless'. Her hair is tho raven, shaded, lightened, brightened, with a sun-burst. Her forehead is tho ivory throne 01 11 ciiiiii, p rule 1 inieiiuciuaiiiy , ner eye imrl. thrilling, relenting from tho rapid and searchini: Hash into a dreamy tenderness; her movement carries soul with it ami the vindication ot her irio fcistablo inllueiuv. Her voice is the murmur of sprinz doves, low and dtvp with holier passions than man can know pulsating upon tlio neari 01 1 no iciuatu virtue. 'Tis not fancy's sketch. Natchez Free Trudet, Who is Mm 1 Whni's her naniol IsMiu rich? Her temper 1 Where from 1 How old is she urn Miu spring irom inu sea, iiku m-niis? 0 burst from the brain of Jove, like M;'uer-w 1 I sho whig or loco foc ? Hoes she write poetry I ner nuse wjuu ui hit iiusu i uixisj mm you should have said nothing of noso! Is it u (irecian nosol J.oman nose? or pug noso? Don't keep us in suspense what's tlio order of her noso? Mollis not burst in ignorance, but answer iu.' Oh, (hot wo wero she, nnd her were us ! for sho moves in matchless and nurrnlikneauty, and wo luuvfc hi .1 pun vi uirce uonar uiccejius. jy, ur- ream aun

SOILS. Tho soil, strictly speaking, is that part of the earth's surface, which the elemen tary eirths, such as silex, alumina, lime, &c. by atmospheric contact, and coniiiiuttion with vegetable and animal matter, tiro changed into a mass fertile, or eaptblo of supporting a profitable ve getation It is evident, therefore, that inmost cases in uncultivated land, not stibjoe; to the deposition of vegetable mattoi, tho depth of soil must be inconsi dorabh. On lands of a rather porous ex hire, tho soil will bo deeper than on thoso more compact, owing to the greater (; ?th which the decaying partirios of iiunivv penetrate such earths. The depth of soil, and this is a point on which the question of fertility mainly depends, may bo considered as depending in the first place on tho combination of fertilizing ma terials with the original earths, by a na tural process ; and secondly, on the arti ficial exposure- and combination of the earths and fertilizing matters, that take place in cultivation. Tn a region or on a farm in which the earths aro properly pro portioned, the soil may be made by skil ful management, and very easily, of any required depth ; nothing more is neces sary than to mingle tho proper materials to the desired depth, and the work is done; but such instances are comparatively rare, and in overcoming the obstacles that pre sent themselves to the formation of soil, the aid of science, and the skill of tho agriculturist is most put in requisition. It is rarely found that, in cultivated lands, the depth of the soil exceeds that to which the plow penetrates ; and the fanner, and the best rotation of crops, is the one that most effectually deepens and promotes the formation of a soil favorable to vegetation. A good soil can not be formed or preserved in which water is constantly present near the surface, nor can such a soil exist where the earths aro so porous, and possess so little adhesive power, that the fertilizing materials pla ced upon it, sink by infiltration beyond tho reach of the plant. In tho first case the remedy is draining, thorough drain ing. Without this no effectual ameliora tion can bo accomplished, and when this is done, exposingihe earth to atmospheric agency, or supplying the materials in which jl may be defective, will make a lorfilo soil as fow as it is moved. In thu second case where there is too little adhe sion, the way to convert the earths into soil, is to add such substances as possess this power, and of these clay is the most effectual. In order to determine the pre cise proportions of the earths in any soil, analysis is requisite ; but every fanner can determine whether his soil is too wet, tenacious, or too light, whether sand or clay predominates, and it is on the rela tive proportions of these two substances, that the easy or difficult cultivation of a farm, or the conversion of the surface earth into soil, depends. if we suppose that soils suitable for the nourishment and growth of plants, are not usually found lower than tho earth is stii red in the processes of cultivation, its average depth can not be considered more than six inches ; as it is believed that more plowing falls short of that depth than exceeds it, and tronching or spading has not been introduced into this country, as a part of field cultivation. S01110 of our best fanners have, it is true, by increasing the depth at each plowing, brought the depth of soil fit for the support of plants, as low as twelve or fifteen inches, and their crops show the immense advantages derived from tha extra range thus given to the roots of the vegetables grown. Parts of Belgium and Holland, which, half a century since, were wastes of drift ing white sand, aro now tho most fertile lands in Europe. The clay necessary to produce adhesion nnd retain moisture, was found immediately below the sand, and was brought to the surface by spad ing. A course of cropping, calculated to promote fertility in such soils, has been adopted and with astonishing effects. In some districts, however, where the sands are unusually light, at tho end of each course of cropping, or once in fivo or six years, spading is again resorted to, though by cultivation, this becomes less neces sary, and may in all cases eventually be dispensed with. A fow calculations may assist us in form ing an estimate of tho quantity of tho earths, or tho vegetable matter existing in the soil, and the quantities required to render it fertile, when tho deficiency is ascertained. Dr. Jackson, as reported in tlio New-England Fanner (vol. 18, pagoi,) gives (ho following example of calculating tho weight of a soil, and of its manure. " Let tho specific gravity of a soil bo 1,277 water being I : then ono cubic foot of water weighing 1,000 ounces, a cubic foot of tho soil would weigh 1,277 ounces, or 79,187 lbs. An aero of land contains d!l,5(i0 .square feet area, and if wo estimate the cubic foot jof soil as weigh ing 79, 187 pounds, or half a cubic foot, at U9,1,W pounds nearly, supposing wo wish to calculate tho weight of an aero of ihe soil for tho depth of six inches, the usual depth of tillage, wo havo a weight , of 1,719,020 lbs. or 859 tons nearly, as the weighty of an aero of tho depth of half a foot. If the soil on analysis contain di per cent of vegetable matter, 3.2 per cent being soluble, and G.3 unsolublc, it would give 81 i tons of vegetable matter to an acre of six inches in depth." And the Dr. adds that, in a similar way, by esti mating the per cent of lime, silex, clay, fec. in any soil, tho weight per aero may bo easily ascertained. If wo, with Dr. Jackson, suppose every aero of land to tho depth of six inches, as weighing 800 tons, (this is the soil exclu sive of stones,) then an inch of this soil will weigh 183 tons nearly ; or one ton and one-third of a ton would bo required to cover an acre to the depth of the ono hundredth part of an inch. If wo sup pose ti soil to contain CO per cent of silex, or sand, twenty-five per cent of alumine, live per cent of carbonate of lime, and ten per cent, of vegetable matter, soluble and insoluble, then tho quantity in tons in every acre of land, to the depth of six inches, of these several substances, would be as follows : Silex, or sand, 450 tons-. Aliiiiiinc 200 " Carbonate of lime, 10 " Vegetable matter, &e., 80 " , soo Repeated analysis shows that a soil constituted in about the above proportions will be a fertile one, and when the quan tity in tons of any particular earth in a soil is known, the tons required per acre to raise it to any given stand, can bo as certained at once. Thus, if eighty tons of vegetable matter is requisite to form a fertile soil, and analysis shows that it does not contain more than from ten to twenty tons per acre, there can be no difficulty in determining the nature of the substance to be added, or the quantity required. It is very necessary that the amount of ve getable and animal matter in a soil should be understood, as many farmers, if their conduct bo allowed to testify, seem to suppose that on an exhausted soil, tho ad dition often or twenty tons of manure, is an abundant supply. The same remarks will hold good as to tho addition of earths. Thus, on a soil containing eighty per cent of silex in the six inches of soil, twenty loads or tons of clay, mixed with the sand, will add such a per cent to tho mass as to render it adhesive and productive. The application of a ton of lime to an acre. though only equal to one-fortieth of that in a good soil, will in most cases, cause a material change in the quality and action of the soil. The quantity of evnsum in soils is still less than that of lime, and a less quantity 111 proportion to the whole mass, is iound to be efficient. CULTURE OF THEPEA. Mr. E. Bishot). of Washington cn. Mil has requested some information on the culture of the pea "the best kind for held cultivation the time of sowing the quantity of seed per acre the best mode ol preparing the land best mode of harvesting and the best mode of feed ing. " The pea is one of the most valuable crops grown in the country, not only on account of its own intrinsic worth, but for its use ns a preparation for othor crops, particularly wheat. In all our wheat dis tricts it is therefore extensively cultivated, and hero as in England is considered next to the root crops as a preparative for that grain. The soil best adopted to the pea is one thatis good for wheat, and where that grain is certain, peas may be consi dered so. The preparation of thesoil de mands nothing peculiar ; it must only be made in good order for seed, in the man ner required for other spring crops, by being well plowed, harrowed, and if ne cessary manured. If manured too highly, however, tho vino or haulm is apt to bo too abundant, and tho pea itself inferior in quantity and quality. In this as in most other cases too great a growth of vino or straw is incompatible with great crops of pulse or grain. Limo in "all countries has been found an essential ingredient of pea or wheat soils ; and where it docs not naturally exist in them, should bo applied previous to attempting the culturo of these crops. Tho kinds of pea most usually culti vated as a field crop, aro tho small vcllow pea and the marrowfat. Wo prefer tho latter ; as it is equally certain with the other, is excellent for "tho table as well as for feeding, is as nutritious for animals, and generally more productive. In some situations, oriu exhausted soils, tho small yellow pea may however be proferablo. From thirty to forty bushels per acre is not an uncommon crop, and this highest amount is often exceeded. Tho quantity of seed required per aero may be stated tit two and a half bushuls, although sonio use only two, and some put on three bush els per acre. For covering the pea tho cultivator is a very good implement, as it gives them more earth than tho harrow and less than tho common plow. Tho ground should bo left smooth by tho roller or otherwise, as the ease of gathoring is greatly depending on the state of the sur face. In harvesting tho pea some farmers hook them up with a scythe, some pull by hand with tho common hay rake, but the most expeditious method by far is to uso tho horse-rako in gathering this crop. Iti whathevcr way peas are gathered, it is necessary they should bo ripe, and of course if very dry at the time, there will no some loss try shelling, but not perhaps more by the horse-rake than by tho other methods, and four-fifths of tho time re quired by tho two first methods is saved. This, where the land is to bo put into wheat, is frequently of great consequence. vii'-u y.uuuiuu, mure is no crop so easily thrashed and prepared for market as the pea, and few that better reward the cul tivator. There is nonlant cultivated which will bring pigs forward more rapidly than the pea, if tho fecdiny is commenced ns soon as the peas begin to harden, and the whole pinnt is leu out to them, vv hen gathered and hard, two methods of feeding havo been adopted, both of which are far pre ferable to tho barbarous practice of giving swine the pea without any preparation. The first is to soak and swell the pea in milk if it can bo had, if not, in water, and feed it to them in that state. Tho second is to grind the pea, either alone or with other coarse grain, and feed it to animals in that way. This is preferable to tecciing whole, as in corn or any other food, the fincrit is made the more readily it will bo assimilated, and in all cases if cooked into pudding the advantage will be uecisivc. in England where corn cart not bo grown, a mixture of peas and bar ley is considered superior to any other food for making pork; here, closing tho process of fattening with Indian corn as giving more firmness to the pork, is pre ferred. The greatest enemy the pea has to en counter is the llruchus pisa, or pea-bug which deposits its egg in the young pea by perforating tho pod, and the larvae or grub of which remains in tho pea till tho period of transformation. To avoid this enemy some have proposed to use seed that was two years old, as in this case tho seed must be free from the insect. Others have proposed to sow so late in the sea son as to have the period in which the bug deposits its egg pass before the plant blos soms or the pod forms. To do this tho pea must be sown as late as the 10th or loth of June. The pea is a very hardy plant, little liable to be injured by late spring frosts, and hence when intended to be followed by wheat or required for an early market, they should be sowed as soon as tho ground can be fitted for their reception in the spring. From the Madisonian. THE HOUSE OF A FEDERAL ARISTOCRAT. We subjoin below a brief statement of the application of tho people's money for the decoration of the President's house. It is compiled from public documents re ported to Congress, and we respectfully submit it for thoconsiderationof our dem ocratic brethren throughout the Union ; especially those of them who live in log cabins and can understand what General Harrison meant when he told his old sol diers that when they came to see him they would not find the string of the latch pulled in, If Mr. Van Buren should be re-elected, and the bravo and war worn defender of his country be put down by the patronage and power of the govern ment, twenty thousand dollars more will required to replenish the Turkey carpets to re-polish the plate, cahdelebras and mirrors', and to enlarge the means of luxurious indulgence generally, which already exist in oriental profusion and magnificence around the walls and apart ments of our grand Locofoco President. Hut if the People send Gen. Harrison here, they will find that ho who subsisted on raw beef without salt, when fighting his country's battles, and dwell in houses built of Jogs, can also perform the duties of the presidential office in a stylo corres ponding with the wants and 'habits of a plain and honest Republican peoplo : On the 3d March, 182U, an appro priation to complete the north front of the President's house by erecting a portico, 824.7G9 35 b or work to be done on and about the President's house and enclosures-, 1.361 8d f'or runxisiUNo PM-yUDKNTS iioitsi: pnoku Tin-; wrkction OFTIIK PItrSIKKNT, 14,000 00 March 3J,lS3.-. For alterations and repairs of ihe Piesidenl's house for gardener's salary, nnd for keeping tho grounds and walks in order, including tho cost of iree and slu ubs, 4,200 00 1839. For alteration and repairs of the President's house for ihe garden er's salary, & for keeping tlio grounds and walks in onler, including the cost of Irt'os nnd shrubs, 3,160 00 For dwarf wall nnd fence M ween thu ivxecutivo buildings and Presi dent's house, J,165 50 1SU7. For alterations and repairs of tho President's house, nnd for supcrin tendence of the grounds around tho fame, 7,300 0O FOR FUKNlTnilv FOR THK rill-SIUFNTSHOl'SK, 20,000 00 IS:!!). For alterations of the Pres ident's House, nnd yiJrmVure, and for superintendence of 1I10 ground-, 2,4B5 00 For salary ofthe principal gardener, 1,200,00 f 55,02 1 6 Dim.io.vit. Co.mpm.mi:nt. A young lady being addressed by agontlcman'much older than herself, observed to him, tho only objection sho had to union with hiro wastho probability of his dying before her, to feel tho .sorrows of widowhood; td which ho inado tho following ingenious reply : "Blessed is tho man that hath a virtuous wife, for tho number of his days shall bo doubled." Eccl. .xx. 1. sVf