Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 22, 1840, Page 1

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NOT THE GLORY O F C M S A 11 BUT THE WELFARE OF ROME BY II. B. STACY. FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1840. VOL. XIII No. 674 GEORGIA. The following letter from u distinguish ed gentleman of Georgia, is a sign worth recording. It will bo remembered ttiat the " State Rights" party is in the ascen dancy in this State that the present members of Congress were elected as opponents of Van Huron. Tho letter Js an indication of the increasing popularity of Harrison at the South. The recent example of Virginia will not be lost upon Georgia: Washington Cur, Ard II, IS 10. My Dear Sir: The qielion ha, fruqnuully Iwii iulitvl, wli.it will Georgia do in tho approach ing I'loxlontiulroiitcst? My reply has Wen, "no l'or Van Huron, 1 nrusunit', as tliu Slate 1 ti? 1 ii- parly in December lat resolved m support ncitlior Van Jlurcii nor pimernl Harrison." 'Ihi.swill l e the result, if that " Mnnd nlool" eonr.-e be power veil in. When General Harrison was lirt nomi nated, 1 twiife-s 1 thuurlit that the proper conr.-o lor the Slate i','hts party, lint, froinn fiill and fair exainination of the politicnt opinion of the (eneral, I am now willing to support him in preference to Martin Van Sunn. To yivo von the reason.-, 1 ileeni unnecessary for the last throe months have lioon ohielly employed in developing his merits and demerit--. My prejudi ces were against him, and I so expressed my.-elf ; but justice to myself forbids me to remain m'Ioiii when an old anil gallant man has sullered under tin improper prejudice. If 1 should be asked my opinion n- to the eonr.-e the Stale Iliahts pnrtv or the Slates should adopt in the JVe-ideniial contest, tinhesitatinaly 1 would niv, ?o for General Harrison nnd John Tyler. I do not de-inn to abuse Mr. Van Union 1 never have, nor shall I now do it. Hut hi-policy sunt Ins administration generally, as John 1. Kim.' .said; " nrc whitening the head of this yoimir ie- ptihlie most prematurely, ijook hi me ciminry, who doe- not feel for the people? and who does not perceive the nun, desolation and distress, which is now overwhelm in? the people f Who oan tell the wretchedness which the debtor ea-s of the people are doomed to Miller? Who doe not Know that the policy olthisadmini-tration has been prci-traliiiL' thecredil of the country ? That it has elo-ed the doors of the banks to prevent credit being extended to holie-t nnd industrious men, who-o propertv is or will be under the shentl'.s hammer? Hut, sir, 1 will stop, I am prepaicd to defend my choice, and I am ready to frivomy constituents and the people of the State my views from the stump any way any whore and if my prefci once for General Harrison over Mr. Martin Van Huien is any objection to me, I will say to my constituent--, choose one whose opinions more iullv accord. It is' not at all surprising that there should have been a dillcrcncc of opinion anions us in making the choice ; time will bring us together njr.iin-.it lea-t the mass of the party. I will be plea-ed to hoar how far yon accord with inc. Amid-t my !Xtensive cone.sponpence I have cxprc-.-od my opinion ever since I have sati-lictl my-elf. At (ir.-t, 1 was for standing aloof; that is, goin for neither but my opinions are now dilleienl. The Slate will go for General Harrison and John Tyler when theirclaimsare fully known. the cn'nvontion in June survcv the ground, and do their dm v. Tell your friend--, Mr. Van Huron lias a Waterloo defeat ahead. Hut he is a magician, in the opinion of man v perhaps he may avoid it. Personally ' esteem him. ,-.. Voiir friend, WILLIAM U. DAWSON.. Correspondence of the Courier nnd Enquirer. Washington, lllliMny, 1810. Yetcrday and to-day the city has been filled with rumors of changes, resignations and remo vals in the Cabinet. I will confine my remarks on tin's wibieel to what 1 consider the state of tact-. It is said that both Kendall nnd Forsyth have re signed, or are alontto resign. Now, I believe Kendall has given notice of his intention to retire from the Post (Mice Department, and that it is probable he will be succeeded by Mr. Armstrong ofTonnes-ee. The pretext 'for resignation is ill ltcalth. The true cause is, the Ithode Island, the Connecticut, and the Virginia elections : to which must ho added, the breaking up of the Haltimore Loco-J'oco Convention, without doing anything, and which seems to be considerol here as the signal for disbanding the motly orowthat have 'so long depredated upon the public treasury. l!i.fiin the Jav of reckoning arrive.-, Kendall wishe-, to provide for him-elf. How is this to I e done! 1 will ten you. Some weeks since 1 informed you that Mr. ;, ton, our Minister to the Court of boain, was rccall- il. It is now said, .that Kendall is an applicant for that station. If this be true, it explains the rumour respecting Mr. Forsyth's resigning. It is uninriniis i Imt ForsVtll dcsiiiscs Kendall, as a low. vulgar, unprincipled inerccnery. The station of a Foreign Minister is in the Department of Slate. The President would not inane tne appointment wiilimii cmisiilting the Secretarv ; and the prol). nl.tliitr i. ilint Mr. For-vth would resign sooner than cou-cnt to such n di-graceful selection us fhe nomination ot Mr. Kendall would be to the coun try and the administration. Mr. Forsyth may have so expressed him-elf. If ho has, Mr. Van Huron is not the man to take the re-pon-ibilily of appointing Kendall on a roreign Mission, in oj position to the views orthe .secretary ot htati' is in this way, however, that I explain the n ofForsvib'.s resignation, which I disbelieve. It i rumor ThecAKi) of the Secieiary of Slate continues to excite the ire of the genuine loco focos. An lion, representative from Mississippi, speaking of him tin's morninir. said " He it a tld U'his ir ii's- gui$e, J witli, old Jackfon was here, he would dismi'is him in half an hour." These denuncia tions may bo heard every Hay, uiiercu ny some one of the loco foro fuclionists, nnd applied to ihe ililloreiu heads of departments. J lit) feooietnry i WnpfMr. Pniun-in receive?. I think. more than full shaieoftheiuiprecatious of this pie-bald par'y, ach faction of which -cents to have set up for it self. After the adjournment of the Van Ilnrcn (on von! inn. a number of the delegates visiled this city and called on the President to congratulate luni , iln. imnniinitv with which thev had agreed 1 1 1 - on hiinns their candidate for ro-eleetinn. It is .said, tliat many of them were of tho opinion, that It Uontries aoourm-i wnimm i.is-ihk Vrt,n,tMi Ilill. seeing the parts' hail the uowrr to pass it, they might strike their flag without a Mn!"gle. Their blind followers had'been taught to believe, that tho Sub-Treasury llill would re move nil tho embarrassments of the country, ami therefore it must bo passed, wuaiever migni i the future consequences. The-e opinions have h n n iions among ihe managers, nnd their di :ision is to iiass the hill " the present month, or verv early nt June. Tim WliKs will ngrec to tal.u up the bill forlh with; but they will oppose its pssage in evoi; Ma"c that it is presented. I hey consider the men mru fraught with innumerable ills; that it ha boon thucatlinorncariy nil tmu n o cuuuuy ua Millered, nnd they will, therefore, do every Ihiii :., .I,,,,- i.nu.i.p in avert tho threatened evil. S farns lam mlormed, they will continue to discuss !. ,! fn nnimu. lis deformities to the people, Ulilll the majority shall lose their lips by virtue nf the gag taw. Was1ii.st.ton'. iThcrft is no doubt that Kendall has resigned, ;.t, inrrion Glol.e of Mondav contains communication signul " Amoi Kendall," fiom Which WO (IlKe llie iumuwiiiH purui,rapi. . ir n.,. I'l'niling il imnossiblc. ill con ',..Vr..,iL.i,leil heallh, to neiform the duties ..r'i).,.im.si..r(iriier.ii in a Milisfaciory lnaiinir resigned thatoir.ee, to take elTut ai toon as my From the Hoston Cultivator. Friend Hnekminstcr, If you will inform your readers oi the proper time to bud fruit trees, and give n ile-cription of the operation you will oblige. L. Shirley, it!i Mo. 28, 40. As there is a difference in trees there is a difference in the proper season of budding. Jt is a rule not to insert buds after tho tree has finished it growth for the season, nnd that time often varies two or three weeks. August is called the best month for budding, but pear trees ought to bo budded in July. They stop grow ing sooner than the tipple, the peach or the cherry. These three may be budded at any time in August provided the sum mer is wet and their sap Hows freely ; but we think it safer to insert the buds in the fore part of August, if not in July, Pear stocks are usually budded several .feet from tho ground because their stocks tiro rough stud tho bark cannot easily bo started near the root. Cherry trees should be budded high, if wo bud them at all, for ti like reason, and because we obtain a better nnd a larger tree by keeping as much of the seedling slock as possible. We prefer not to bud tho cherry at any lime, l'or we find that most of our seed lings bear excellent fruit without it. And if the seedling proves a bearer of poor lnut it may be grafted in its upper branch 's in the mouth oi March. We loose nothing by this course, for we find our seedlings, our nia..ards, grow about four times its fast as those trees that have been budded in the nurse ry with the old or the early kinds of fruits. The peach may be budded nearthe root when il is two years old, ami then one bud will sulitce; but it is usual to insert several buds in the branches when (he stock is more than two years old, as tho buds are m that mode more likely to live. Apple trees may be budded, or they may be gralted, in tne nursery ; aim some prefer to put oft grafting until the trees have been set in tho orchard. JJut it is decidedly belter to bud or graft apple trees in tho nursery while they are young. II we lirst hottho seedlings in the orchard and insert grafts in the limbs we delay the receipt of our profits and we have not so strong a tree as when it springs from one bud, inserted in a thritty stock, near the around. As to the mode of performing the oper ation we could show our correspondent better, m one minute, with a kmle and a stick as large as the linger, than by half an hour's description. The bud is fust taken from the limb, and it may be one inch in length, tho leaf-stem being midway from the ends. Some choose to peal all the wand from the bud, others leave a lit tle to protect the eye. JNext cut a per pendicular gash in the stock, one inch Ioiils finite through the bark, then cut another across the lower end of the first cut, start up the bark from the stock so is to insert the but! underneath it and slide the bud up until the leaf-stem touches the upper extremity ot the gash. 1 hen tie some liuiK, inattniL', or woouen yarn oimd the slock and the bud to exclude the air. Some make a practice of sliding the bud down instead of up, and think it will be more likely to meet the sap of the slock, hut as the sap descends under the bark we prefer to slide the hud up to meet it. Kd. From the National Fgts. Cultivation of the Vliim. Mn. Enrroii: Sir. I am induced to offer you somu observations of mine on the cultivation of Plums. I have taken an interest in the cultivation of fruit for the last eight years, and now have several goon kiwis hi a ul-uuu muiu The plum isoneoi our naniiesui iiii ireus During our cold winters l lost pear, ap ricot, peach, and several of tho Ualdwiu apple, uy tne seventy oi tne coin, ntii not a single plum tree. Plum trees of al most all kinds are good bearers ; they usually blossom full, stud tho fruit sets well, and it is certainly one of the most delicious fruits we have, when in perlec tion. The fine kinds aro wholesome aw .salutary, and can be indulged in, even to sn ie v. w ion in IV ri no, wiuioui imini Thev will grow well in rather a low loa my soil if the soil is rich, thoy grow fast awl come nuick into bearing. Hut tho grand obstacle in the way of cultivating this fruit, is the depredations of a small insect of tho beetlo tribe which commences its operations when the fruit is quto small, and continues them usually till the first of August. J he bee tle is called by horticulturists tho curcti- llii is :iliniit mm sixth of 1111 illl'h long has two small bunches or protuberance on its back, and a rostrum or beak awl on this two nntonna U this rest rum it makes a semilunar incision on tho nliim. into which it denosits an egg. The egg hatches producing a worm, or larva.1 which burrows down into tho heart of tho fruit, eating it through two or three times from end to end, This Kills the Hie ot the iilinn, causing it to wither and fall prematurely : tho worm then soon leaves tho fruit ami outers the ground whom undergoes u transformation or mctanior nhosis. common to the insect tribe, and then conies new coculia, to deposit its otitis as helore descrined. its woik is not confined to tho plum, but extends to cherry, peach, and apple, though it ould seem to prefer tho plum to other fruit, on account probably, of the smooth ness of the skin, and the greater ease m making tho incision. It is remarkable how general its depredations are on the plum tree when unmolested ; for when the tree is loaded with fruit, and largo, scnrcelya single plum will remain tin- punctured, and consequently all will be lost to the cultivator. Somo kinds of peach and apple which have a wooly or furry surface, are not attacked. Almost til the wind-fall apples (as they are call ed) are produced by this beetle and upon examination will be found to contain the irv.'e or worm from the oiig of the cur- ctilio. The plumtrcc is subject to a disease on the limbs, a kind of excrescence or arty appearance, which Dr. Harris says is caused by this same eirculio, punc turing the tender bark and depositing his eggs under it. " These swellings, or warts, are diseases of the bark, caused by the punctures of the weevil, and tho resi dence of the grubs. 1 he sap vessels being wounded and ir- itated by the insects, throw out tin in creased (ittantity of fluid ; this is re-ab sorbed by the bark, which is consequent ly swollen and thickened in substance ; the overstretched cuticle bursts, and the swelling becomes irregular, gradulaled, tnd full of fissures." Dr. Harris recommends cutting out tnd extirpating these excrescences and burning them before the last of Juno. The wounds made in so doing should be treated with mortar used in grafting. I he character of the curculio is shy uid timorous; so much so, it is seldom seen unless hunted after purposely. lie is not often seen in motion on the tree, but occasionally in a small crevice or crack, or the auxilla of a limb, and so much does he resemble an old blossom or hud, or a small piece of bark, that he will commonly remain unnoticed. Should the observer extend thumb and finger to take him, ten to one if he don't elude him falling as imperceptible as a small bhot would to the ground. From the American Farmer's Companion. MECHANICS. " Out of mulling nothing come-." The laws of nature, unlike human aws can neither be changed nor evaded ; mil for want of a proper knowledge of simple and unchangeable laws, many men waste time and money in trying to produce great effects by insufficient means. The mechanical powers; as they arc called, do not, and never can create pow- they only modify its application. The power most easily measured is that of gravity or weight ; and it is the cheapest of all powers, or first movers, when, as in the case of a water-fall, na ture constantly winds up the weight for us for nothing. Suppose then we have one thousand pounds of wtttcr falling ten feet m a min ute. No human contrivance can make that water raise more than its own weight to the height often feet in the same. It cannot raise quite as much, for the fric tion ol the machinery must waste part ol the power ; but as it may be a small part let us omit the friction from these calculations. l he cllect ol tho mechanical powers is to enable us, while original power re mains the same, awl the rate of its mo tion the same, to exert a greater power with ;i slower motion, or a lessor power with a quicker motion. Hut, in all such cases, the power produced multiplied by the speed with which, it moves will be found to give the same product. Thus one thousand pounds falling ten feet in a minute may be made to raise ten thousand pounds, one foot in a miu ute, or one hundred feet in a minute, the same power being required in such case ; but no man can make it do more, for il he did, he would create something out of nothing, which is contrary to a law of nature. For this reason all attempts to make a mechanical perpetual motion havolaile and forever must fail: its .such it machine would be equivalent to making a weight

raise another equal to its itself to the sauu height in the same time, awl enough more to overcome the unavoidable friction of the machine, which friction however small, is sooner or later to stop the mo tion, unless an additional power is ap plied sulliciont to overcome the friction. Therefore every man who is trying to make a perpetual motion, or any other machine which ho expects to do more than tho power applied to work it, wasting bis time and money in that which will be certain to end in disappointment. i; POLITKNKSS. Were 1 to search for unadulterated po liteness, I would pass by all tho coined affectation of modern schools; the parlors of the gieat, awl glance at a few sketches of the ancient Uiblo days. 1 would wit ness the strife between the herdsmen of Abraham and Lot, ami the dispute ami- cabh adjusted by this simple sentence, I "If Ciou will take the left hand, then 1 j will go to the right," ifcc. would sit dowt in the assembly of Abraham and the thildren of Ileth ; when Abraham rose up nnd bowed before them and asked for asopulchro to bury bis beloved Sarah out ofhis sight. I would listen to their answer, 'none of us shall withhold from tlire this soj)iilcht'e. I would bear him offering money and Ephron saying. 'Nay, my hid hear ntc; tke field I givo thee,' and llien receiving the money upon the earntst solicitation to spare tho feelings of oHigation. 1 would stand by the well of wlwlcring Laban, while Kebeccahast ed aid let down her pitcher and drew watei for bis camels to drink. 1 would ire in tho time of barley harvest, into the field of lion., and hear him charge the reapers to let the damsel, Ruth, glean among tho sheaves, and drop a handful by design and rebuke her not. Who can read these unadorned narra tives without wishing the spirit of those days to return, when the stulfed fowl and the Christmas cake shall be offered as un ostentatiously its lio fatted calf and unlea vened broad of Abraham and Sarah when proffers of kindness shall mean kind ness when a promise shall mean some thing but a betraying ii.to the hands of ene mies : when our daughters shall be taught that the lowest seat when 'bidden to a feast,' nnd it 'rising up before the hoary headed,' stiver more of ime politeness than a graceful courtesy, or gilt edged card to a modern dinner party. The time is coming when truth shall stand before us, disrobed of all her tinsel, 'unadorned and plain,' in all her native majesty then wo shall see things as they are, and custom have no demand lor allected sin cerity. A ROMANTIC ADVENTURE. The following story has been tho sub ject of conversation during the week. We do not vouch for its accuracy, either wholly or in purr. Indeed, wo have some recollection of seeing something like it in print many years ago ; but, as there is nothing now under the sun, it is, of course, not impossible that the same kind of occurrence may have happened twice. Un Monday evening last, about dusk, a commercial traveller was procecdin lroill tjheltonlmni tn t Jlnucontor in n when he was accosted by a respectable, well dressed lady, who informed him that she had been disappointed by the coach, and requested him to give her a scat in his gig to Gloucester. Commercial tra vellers arc proverbially gallant and good naturcd ; and the gentleman of the road in this instance possessed all the best cha racteristics of his "order." He was hap py ill the opportunity offered him of being ol the least service to the lady, who pe tition was couched in the most mov ing terms ; and delighted rather than otherwise at his good fortune, which had thrown such a companion in his way to beguile the solitariness and tedium ofhis journey, lie at once granted the request and banded the ladv to seat at Ins side The lady's proportions were somewhat ol the largest, and the arm winch the tra yeller assisted its she sprang into the ve hide appeared capable of defending its possessor from improper liberties. Whether this circumstance induced him to cast his eyes downwards, to observe whether all proportions corresponded, or whether, like many other gentlemen of his cralt, he boasts ot being a connoisseur in fine ancles, wo do not know ; but the storv goes, that while bis eves did wander towards the feet of his companion, hi sight was far from being gratified by de tecting something which bore very much the appearance of a man s trowsers peep ing from beneath a silk cloak and flounced petticoat. All the comfortable reininis cence of past dangers, and all the anec dotes which he had ever heard or road from the "Newgate Calendar," came fresh to his recollection. Ho had no doubt he was riding cheek by jowl with it second Dick 1 lupin, who was only waitin suitable opportunity to rob and perhaps to murder him. A lucky idea rose in hi mind ; he drew his silk handkerchief from his pocket; it fell into the road: it wast splendid "wipe," and as valuable as the one that an Egyptian gave to Uthello ; mother ; ho could not think of losing it, but his horse was too hasty-tempered to allow him lo trust the reins into strange bauds a thousand apologies, but, would the lady bo kind enough to step out awl pick ;u the handkerchief, which was now some yards in tho rear of tho gig. 1 ho lady readily assented, and while sho was performing (ho errand, the conimerci; gentleman gave the whip to his fiery com ser, ami soon left his suspicious fellow vaiageur lar behind linn. When ho fell it prudent to moderate Ins speed, ho dis covered that the lady had left in the so; when sho dismounted, a handsome niufi and pulling his hand inside of il, he found u brace oi' pistols, loaded, canned and hailed, awl with the muff and Ibnnidabl contents, the traveller anived safely in Gloucester, conQiatulaling himself most hoailily on tho narrow escapo which ho supposed ho bad experienced. 1 his is very good story, if (rue. Gloucsic bg.) Journal, THIJ WAY I.AWVBItS USE I instituted an action, for a large amount, in the county of . 1 li suit was brought upon a plain promissory note, which I was assured was founded upon good consideration, and I was al iens to know what defence could ho sot up. 1 was aware that 1 had to deal witn wily adversary : and when 1 ollered my note in evidence, and closed my case, 1 was more terrified than surprised, when I heard him direct the shcrill to call Airs. Mary Jackson. The witness appeared. To my horror, she was a perfect beauty ; possessing a sweet countenance, with an xquisite form. I saw at once that my intagonist had formed the same judgment of human nature that I had, awl that he was about to make tho experiment of washing away the obligation of a nolo of hand, by the tears of a female witness. I know that nothing but a desperate effort could save my client, and that her testimony must be excluded, before sho had time to cry. I rose at once. 4 perceive, said 1, addressing the court, 'that this lady bears the same name with the defendant ; I therefore respectfully request that she bo pliired on the voir dire. This was done. Will you be kind enough to sav, madam, what relation you are to tho defendant?' 'Sir, answered she, applying a beauti fully embroidered handkerchief to her eyes, '1 am his injured wife?" ' J hen, ol course, your honor, the lady .s testimony is inadniissahlc.' Oh, very well, interposed my adver sary ; 'you wish to Keep the truth lroni the lury, do vou i Gentlemen ol the ury, you see what technicalities are resorted to, to procure a verdict against my client. I hope you will appreciate it, gentlemen. Jiv this time the lady was a bcuutitul representation of Rachel of old ; and one glance at the jury was sufficient to con vince me that my case was ruined. 1 turned to my client ; 'You are gone, my friend, said J. 'Gone ! said he ; 'gone ! my dear Sir; don't give up my suit so coolly. I shall be made a beggar, if I lose this case, and then what will become of my wife, and in' poor daughters !' 'Oh, you have daughters, have you ? Run and bring them, my dear friend ! If they mine, we must countermine. Bring them, one twl all 1' 'ly client rushed out mid as lie lived but next door healmost instantly returned with a half dozen of as pretty girls as could be found any whore. My antago nist's face fell to zero. 'May it please your honor,' I began, 'I desire to oiler some rebutting testimony." "Rebutting testimony, Mr. C ? why your adversary has not been permitted to examine bis witness. What have vou to rebut 1 'A great deal, your honor. The wit ness has given some testimony. Sh called herself the injured wife of tho de fendant. Injured by whom 1 By my cli ent. Injured how ? By procuring this note, the subject matter of this, suit, from him. Now Sir, I wish to swear the affliet cd daughters of the plaintiff, against the injured wife of the defendant. Here my fair witnesses commenced to weep bitterly, while several of the jury looked on, with evident commiseration. My triumph was complete ; but I deter mined to pay olV my legal friend in his own coin. 'I do not seek, Sir,' continued I, 'to take up the time of this court and jury, by administering tho oath to all these witnesses. I am a afraid their heart rending description of this nefarious tran saction (of which, be it remembered, the)' did not know it syllable,) would un man us all : and your honor and this in telhgant jury would bo tempted to inflict summary justice upon tho base wretch, who, with.a heart liko Caligula, and a spirit like Nero, could attempt to doom to a life of beggary, of shame, and per haps of infamy, tho beautiful offspring of my unhappy, my too credulous:, loo con liding client. Sir, in the spirit of a liber al compromise, 1 will swear but three of them.' Here there ensued a new burst of an guish from the daughters, and a corres ponding awl prolonged excitement of the jury. My legal friend saw thai I had oul goiicrullcll him, and so he said: 'C , stop your nonsence, awl take your ver dict !' Of course, 1 did so; but to show my knowledge of jury nature, I add, that as thoy foreman passed mo, he said : am rejoiced that you have gained your suit, but beforo you offered to swear thoso witnesses, your case was a vcri darl; one. ' Knickerbocker Tho "Georgia Lawyer. "spruce beer. The nrniinrtions are ten gallons of wa tor, three quarts of molasses, a lea-cup full of ginger, the samo of allspice, three ounces of lions, three ounces and a hall of the essence ofspiuco, and a half a pint of good yeast. Tho hops, ginger, nnd allspice must bo boiled together till the hops lull to the bottom, the molasses ami spruce aro then to bo dissolved in a linrkol-fullof the Honor, the whole strain ed into a cask, and tho yeast well stnrcd in : when the fermentation ceases the cask is to be Ringed up. f 'orrr-pondenru of the Daily Advertiser. Tin: Shout Fat Man. As wo woi about leaving the hotel at Philadelphi this morning, there was some delay froi a passenger in tho third story. Pretty soon, wo heard a sharp altercation up stairs, followed by the appearance of a short (lit man, with a red face, who pro ceded a negro with an arm full of boots. The short fat man hobbled to the bar and in a sort of ominous whisper, as though he took great credit for not being in a towering passion, said, " Landlord where nrc my hoots?" '' Why, really, sir, I what number were they?" "What has that to do with it," said the fat man, beginning to get excited. "I don't know the number ; I bclievo they wore S, with low heels awl pegged." " Ah, you mistake, what is tho num ber of your room?" " Forty-five." "And did you put tho number on your boots, when you took them off?" " What have I to do with marking boots? Do you think I carry a bottle of ink in my pocket to prevent my boots be ing stolen ?" " But there was a piece of chalk on the stand, where you took them off." " A piece of thunder and lightning." said the other. "I'll tell you what land lord, this won't do. The simple oues- lion is, where are my boots! I took them off in this house, and you aro res ponsible lor them, 1 hat's law all over the world." "Carriage waiting," said the driver. ' Let it wait," said the fat man. "Sup pose I can go without my boots?" "Here he one pair wcrn't marked, siiid the black "arc them urn ?" "Them um, you black rascal, why they are an inch to short and the heel are two inches high. "Carriage waiting, and the boat will leave if 1 wait any longer," shouted the driver, while we were all in the carriago ami urging mm 10 start. The fat man gasped for breath. "Land lord, 1 again ask wiinunAiu: nty boots?" " Why really, sir, I ." "Go or not?" said the driver. The short man seized the unmarked boots awl strained and pulled, till he got them on, and groaning as though his feet were in a vice. " I tell you what it is landlord, I call all these people to witness ." " Carriage starting," said the bystand ers. The fat man started too, and was just getting into the coach, when tho black, touched his coat tail saying, "remember the servant, sir ?" "Yes," said thcother,turning round and laying his cane over the waiter's head, "take that, and that, and try and see if you can remember mu, and my boots too." After we reached the boat and for a long time, the fat man seemed lost n a reverie, looking at his new boots. I onco heard him mutter " After all, If I get the heels cut off, they won't be so ve ry uncomfortable, and mine did leak a Ut ile." United Statks Ship Ohio and a Touch Old CoaiMononn. There has been much talk in the city during the few days past, of a mutiny on board the U. States ship Ohio ; and sundry exaggera tions have been circulated, that it is per haps as well that a plain tale should cor rect. The facts, as we understand, aro these : The crew had not been ashore on leave from the time of their departure from the United States. Anxious for some liberty, at last, when in Port Mahon, one bright morning, some three hundred of them went forward in a body to tho break of the quarterdeck, asking to speak to the Captain. The Lieutenant on duty possibly not reflecting that the very fact of such ii body applying to address tho commandur, in itself an act of gross insub ordination, instead of ordering them back, sent for the Captain. On his appearance, and perceiving what was the condition of things he .sent for the Commodore. Tho old man, the Hero of the Constitution, didjiot stay to he twice hid. He was in stantly on ihe quarter deck and as instant ly told these sailors they were committing an act of mutiny that "might linnc somo of them." He then, after rebuking them sternly for the breach of discipline, order ed them instantly to disperse and go below. They dispersed upon tho word, and went below, lie then ordered all hands to he piped to quarters. All hands wcro in ii trice at quarters. They wcro thon piped below. This was repeated threo or four times and always with the samo alacrity and promptitude in obeying or ders. Finally tho order was given to get up tho anchor. The ship was got under way, and for 10 or 12 days she cruised about the Meiliteranenn. At the end of that time (ho men rowluctingtbemsclvci perfectly well the Commodore returned into port , piped all hands, told them ho was much satisfied with their conduct, and. that he would let them go ashore ; and, ac coidingly, leave was given to them, which1 wiis not abused, for a frolic on shore. Discipline was preserved on board and the old Commodore camo out as usual, btigbt and tiuo as steel. -N, Y. Atncr. bUtCCiiCJ ciu W a"JiOinien j i