fee NOT THE OZ.OST OF OASAB BUT THE WBLFABB OF BOMB. VOL. XVI. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1843. No. 44 From ihe Southern Literary Messenger. BOW TO PLANT AND COOKPOTA TO EH. Choose loamy foil that's sand j', Throw manure broadcast ana thick" Slircoracis should bo handy, That the work may go on quick. It is best to plough in winter Deep ploughing is the only thing. Vie your labor without stint, or 'T will be double in the Spring. When you find the ground is drying Let the kidneys then be freed Prom the hole whero they 'vo been lying, And select the 6t( for seed. Then in April, fall to planting . From the large potatoo hcapi Lm no little hands be wanting, They 'rc good as men, and twice (9 cheap. Do not cut the root to piece., Ner let it into plaster roll A kidney usually increases, Two fold, if you plant it whole. Hills are best, for you can tend them All around with plough or hoe Not too close or you will rend them, And tho oflscts will not grow. Keep down weeds and dress the hills up, Let them have both rain and sun, Then the plant grows well and fills up, And your summer work is done. Nowbeforc the ground is frozen, , Look out for a sloping spot, Which, if dry, and rightly chosen, Keeps the roots from growth and rot. Six feet deep, the French have found out, Roots will never germinate j So, take the hint and dig the ground out, When you want your planting late. Havingtold you hoxvtoplant them, Also how to lay them by, Now for cooking, when you want them For the table in July. On the diy you want to use them, Take the kidneys from the ground, Of a size, 't is best to choose them, Throwing out what are unsound. Wash them clean and scrape the skin off, One water never is enough ; Take the eyca and nulil ins thin oflj And every little speck that 'a rough. Do not let them lie in water, (So the nice observers say) Not a minute not a quarter, That will take their taste away. When the fire is burning brightly, And the water's boiling hot, Sprinkle table-salt in lightly, Then put the kidneys in the pot. Eighteen minutes sometimes twenty, Cooks them nicely to a turn j Some say more, but that is plenty, Every ono must live and learn. Pour the water off and set them On hot coals that they may dry ; But, mercy on me I do not let them Burn, or into pieces fly. Some prefer them whole at table, Others mash them in the pot, With butter! that is execrable, And truly, you had better not. How scandalous it is to bake them, How barbarous to fry them brown, How vandal-like in halls to make them, And with the hand to pat them down. Theonly way if you xe'M mash them, Is with milk, that's newnnd sweet Then with a ladle quick slap-dash them, If you want them fit to eat. After mashing, do not tmear them On the lop and all around, For in that way hut few can bear them, Let the mass be one rough mound. One thing more don't cook too many, Just boil enough for each o taste: Remember lico will cost a penny Better it is to want than waste. When potatoes roll in plenty, And hard times the poor distress, Knowing that their food is scanty, Give thtm now and then a mess. THE MOTH of THE RELIGIOUS WORLD. We cony the follnwinsr very excellent article from the liomlon Winslian linays J.i.iiine, nl Kii, Weknow ofn.i portion nf the Crisiiau vtniM, at any perioil of its nist or present history, to which these re marks aie not particularly ndanltd. The unucrsal practical adoption of the sentiments here advanced, r Would blot from earth a fearful moral scourge, 'Join severed hearts in friendship's holiest bonds, Awake new notes of praise'mid heavenly choirs, Renew again the song by angels sung, , Proclaiming love, "peace and good will to men." The love of money has been not inapatly termed "the canker of the religious world." There is another enemy, Eubtlc, destructive, and difficult to arrest, which may no less appro priately be called "the moth of the religious world." I mean tho spirit of secret detraction. Both are evil principles ; and if, under the in fluence of the one, the gold and silver are so cankered, that their rust becomes a witness against the soul, how oft, through the other, does the goodly garment appear moth-eaten, display, log rents and blemishes, of the origin of which no satisfactory account can bo given, though the general impression may bo, and justly too, that "an enemy hath dono this." How early this insidious foe crept into the Christian church, we have tho evidence of the apostles. That they who had called tho Master of the house Beelzebub, should lavish terms of obloquy on those of the household, was to be ex pected ; that they who had persecuted the Lord unto death, should revile his followers, and say all manner of evil against them, falsely, for his sake, was clearly foreshown by him: that be. cause they were no longer of the world, since be had chosen them out of the world, therefore the world should hate them, was the natural ef. feet of that cause which led unrighteous Cain to lay his brother. But that, so soon as a little flock was gathered together of these same per ecuted, reviled, and hated individuals, they should themselves need to be addressed in the language of sharp rebuke, for their sins against each other, is indeed both marvellous and mcl aneholy. "Envying, strife and divisions," in tho infant church at Corinth, grieved the heart of Paul. "Brother gooth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers" "nay, ye do wrong and defraud, and that your brethren." And what says St. James, in reference to these sins 1 "If so have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against tho truth." 1 f IIVH H. Mill Mljf sin, tC lUUgUC, DIjailCIB fts deadly poison so openly abroad, as to obtain for the individual the character of a slanderer nn nipuii inr. sail hiii ifwwi arrnmni n ma inn imr wham i mm inrn n iminrain nd uihan egret that auch pollution should have touched j bat be doei not put bitter for sweet, or sw.ei for bitter ; ho pities the victim, and loathes the destroyer only. But there is another species of niulignily, which, instead of bubbling nut in open day, warns all to stand nloof from its contamina tion, glides stealthily, in darkness, to deposit its spawn, leaving tho unsuspected brood to como forth in duo time, and prosecute the work of treacherous demolition. This is the Moth If Ho whoso prerogative 'It is to uncover se cret things, wcro suddenly to lay bare, in the sight of his church, tho path and the work of all who are thus engaged, how humbling would be tho scene! Somo individual, generally of a helpless class, becomes, perhaps most uninten tionally and unconsciously, the object of this "bitter envying" in the heart of another. "Out of the abundance of tho heart tho mouth speak, eth ;" and where Satan has loged an evil treas ure, evil things will bo uttered. From tho small talk of vague dislike and depreciation, tho work goes on to the utterance of serious calumnies ; until the slanderer so far becomes tho dupe of his own devices, that he begins to believe the falsehondjwhich his.tongue has habitually repeat ed to others, or else he finds that ho has ven tured on somo charge so heavy that no resource rematns to save his own credit, but tho utter ruin of his victim's good name. Ho then proceeds, with cautious step, to effect this object ; and, despising the solemn denunciation. "Wlmcn privily slanderoth his neighbor, him will I cut off, whispers the tale in quarters whero it is least likely to meet tho car of tho injured per. son. guarding it by injunctions to caution, if not to silence ; and does the very work of his proto. type, the moth, as though the lesson had been deliberately taken from that covert destroyer. inc lie thus deposited, may rcmaiq stationary awhile, under the check imposed j but ere long it breaks forth in a whisper, stealing round the little sphere of its influence, and leaving in that particular spot, a blemish visible to the world a seal on tho fair fame of tho perplexed individu. al, who, unconscious of tho deed so darkly car ried on, could not arrest its progress, because Jbe perpetrators wero concealed from view, -ft is inconceivable Io what an extent tlrls wickedness prevails among those who ought, while bitin" and devouring ono another, to consider that the injuries they inflict are inflicted on Christ him. self, in the persons of his members j and that lie who sees will assuredly requite tho trans gressor. Although such abandoned characters are not. it is to be hoped, very numerous ; although wan- ton malignity like this does not prevail to a great extent among those who pass for God's neonlc. yet tho mischief Is rendered extensive bv the culpable indifference of more consistent Christ. iahs, on this especial point, who thus ungener ously assist in propagating what they believe may bo truth. Tho wilful calumniator goes to one of those unguarded hearers, making out a tale of guilt against the absent; and enjoining secrecy, perhaps on the ground of dreading to bo brought into any unpleasant publicity; per haps under pretence of having received the com munication confidentially : and oh shameful prostitution a Holy Name 1 too often with a hypocritical expression of unwillingness to dis grace tho cause of CimisT, by exposing tho in- iquity of one who, it may be, stands well among religious people, and whose public conviction would afford a triumph to tho ungodly world. It is a solemn, an awful question, that the real disciple will put to himself, when made the de pository of such dangerous counsel : "What in this instance does the Lord require me to do!" Tho word of God will give a sure reply : ono characteristic of Him who shall abide in God's tabernacle is, that ho taketh not up a reproach against' his neighbor : and our Lord himself. when appealed to in matters of difference among brethren, distinctly said, "Tell him his fault be tween thee and him." If this proved unavail ing it was to be repeated before chosen witness, es; and, as a last' resort, "They must tell it to tho Church," and openly avoid the offender. Now, letany thinking person compare this rule, laid down by diving authority, with the method usualy taken. To tell it to the church is the first thing done, not as a matter of solemn pub licity, but in tho whisper of secret insinuation, conveyed to the weak ones of the flock, who aro perhaps, charitably warned to hold no intimacy with the accused ; while the slanderer, instead of openly reprobating, as a heathen and a publi can, the supposed criminal, has tho ready Low, the smile, the outstretched 'jand, which stamps the treachery of Judas on the whole proceeding. Happy will it be for tho Church when every Christian lady resolves to guard tho reputation of her sisters no less carefully than she guards Mcr winter muff, from the depredations of their common enemy, the Mont. Who can recon cile to "the mind which was in Christ Jesus," a contrary line of action against his members ! Surely the dignity of the Christian name requires of them a far different proceeding. "What you tell me," will the real disciple say, "is in deed grievous ; that one whom wo have thought well of, as a branch of the true vine, should prove so utterly corrupt, is painful ; but since tho law of God and man alike demand for every accused person tho priviledge of hearing and answering a charge, I must communicate to this transgressor what you have said, either person. ally, in writing, or by somo mutual friend. If the accusation be false, tho justice of God do mands of us reparation for tho wrong inflicted: if true, tho honor of God requires that the hyp- ocrit bo unmasked." Against such plin and faithful dealing. Satan will bo sure to fill his pleader's mouth with ar guments. Expediency, in all its forms, will be advanced to combat right principle. Such a crushing of his moths, and routing out of their concealed nests, would inflict a fearful blow on his power. It would glorify God, it would beau tify his church, it would pluck out many things that grievously oflend. It would deliver many an innocont bird from the snaro of tho fowler ; and at least secure to the Christian female who dared to attempt this good work, the gracious commendation, "Slio hath done what she could." All this is well known to the arch enemy, and fiercely will he strive against the general adop. tion of a principle so hostile to Ins plans. There are tome who, scorning or fearing to wrong a neighbor, will rigidly abstain from re peating any evil report ; they do well, so far; but they stop short of their duty. Tho slander or is encouraged by them in ndegreo that they do not consider. Such persons sometimes give a just rebuke, entreating the talebearer toceaso from propagating clandestine calumnies ; but their rebuke is pointless, becauso they, by their silence, tacitly connive at the wrong. An evil report, once heard, becomes the buisncss of eve ry ono whom it has reached, if there bo any thing more than a merd name in Christian mem bcrship. There must be a wrong inflicted somewhere : either tho accused is wronged, by a false charge, or the people of God, among whom that person continucsJbc received, arc wrong ed by the deception praBllsod on their unsuspi cious minds. The imputation may be one of mear imprudence in somo comparatively minor concern ; or it may deeply affect the moral char actor. In either case the reproach ought not to bo taken up in tho way that it too frequently is done. A small matter, whispered from house to house, gathers as it goes, and becomes scri ous no one knows how. A grave charge ought not for a moment to be stifled. Lot tho ques tion be plainly but kindly put to the person con corned, "Are you awaro that such and such things are adduced to your disadvantage, and will you enable me, for my own satisfaction and your benefit, to explain them V Whatever pain may be inflicted by such a communication, it will bo infinitely overbalanced by the individual and general advantago obtained. Real delin quents will be made ashamed ; many a victim of calumny will bo delivered from cruel impu tations, and tho tongue of slander will receive such a check, as shall either bring the backbi tor to repentance, or compel tho "unruly evil" to confine its "deadly poison" within. Oh, it is fearful to think how many meet, in the house of prayer, and at the table of the Lord, who are ei thertho harborers or the objects of most unjust, uncharitable, unchristian suspicious and dislikes, one towards another, which a single senterce spoken in tho spirit of fairness and truth would scatter to the four winds, and replace by the hap piest feelings of mutual confidence, and unity, and love I R. H. P. THE COMET OR ZODIACAL LIGHT. Which is it! We first inclino to ono opin ion, then tho other. If tho latter, it is less cal- eulated to impress if the former; if it bo in re ality a Comet, no more impressive sign in the Heavens has been exhibited from the earliest records of history to abase our feelings of pride and to elevate our conceptions of tho First, and the Eternal Great Cause. Comets from tho tnlancy of tho world have struck tho immense majority of mankind with 'superstitious terrors. Their fiery tails streaming through tho Hcav. ons, have overcome the reasoning of common good sense, and religious faith added. It has been universally supposed by tho vulgar, that they were portentious of change, and that they carried in their fiery tails, "War, Pestilence and Famine," The Philosopher and the Christian know all this to be mere superstition, and sit, and will sit, as quietly under the visitations of a Comet, as if the Sun, and tho Moon, shed only their accustomed, and not less wnndcrous light. His Mathematics, who calculated all things bo fore the beginning of time, are as little liable to err respecting a Comet, as respecting the more regular members of the Solar system. HE can make no mistake, and if a Comet cross the Earth's orbit in its transit, wo may be assured that the Earth will then be, as sho was at the deatrT of Julius Ctcsar, in 1C90, and in 1811, at tho opposite extremity of her track round the Sun. Still they are extremely impressive, and no doubt wero intended to be so among innu merablc other reasons,to convince man of his do. pendent and helpless state, and to satisfy him of the existence of some supernatural power, which, in the unimaginable depths of uncreated exis. tencc, ruled creation. Thus far they fall in withho scheme of Providence, and are salutary, as one' of his appointed means to make men won der, acknowledge and adore. But fear or awe beyond this, is superstitious, tinintcllectual, bru tal and base. We arc called upon to see and admire, that we may render to Supreme Power its just tribute of adoring praise ; but we are not called upon to be araid, to tremble, to bo in bodily fear, any more than we aro every day, at seeing the sun rise in his accustomed place, and all nature turning herself to tho order, and im- plicitly obeying it, which God, tho Creator, pre scribed at first. Wo cannot better conclude our article than in giving somo remarks on the in fluenco of comets, from tho pen of Professor Dick. "In all the works of the Deity, we must admit that usgoodnut is displayed, although we may not be oble to trace tho mode of its communication! for we may lav down as an axiom, that whatever wiaiimu and omnipotence are exhibited throughout the Divine economy, there is also a display of btntficence, which appears to be one prominent design of all the works of God, Comets have long been considered as ol jecta ... ibiiui nuu us uiiicua u iinjJCHUIIIg LUiailllllln J 0ll there can be no question that they aro as intimately connected with a system of benevolence, as aro the solar radiations and their benign influence on our globe and on the other planets. It has len conjectured that comets mavnrobablr stirmlv moisturn in ihomli. cr planets, and invigorate the vital principle of our at mosphere j that they may recruit the sun wiihjresh fuel and repair the consumption of his light; or that uiujr iiiuy uv inu uguni- lur impcrsing ineeicctric lluiu through the planetary regions ; and although there is little probability that such conjectures are accordant with fact, yet it may bo admitted that comets may produce a physical influence of a beneficial naturo throughout the solar system. But what I conceive to be ono of the main desitma of the Creator1 in the formation of such a vast number of splendid bodies is, that they may serve as habita tions for myriads of intellectual beings, to whom Ihe Almighty displays his perfections in a peculhr man ner, and on whom he bestows the riches of his benefi cence. Whatever mav be tho intention ofthesn ram. ets which are destitute of n nucleus, this, in probabil ity, is the cluer design or those which are large aud which are invested with a solid ncucleus; and the same arguments which wo for mcl y brought forward to prove that the planets are inhabited, might be ad duced in proof of the inhabitabilityof comets. If this puouiuii uo auiiuucu, men weougni io contemplate the approach of a comet, not as an object of terror or a harbinger of evil, but as a splendid wcrld, of a dif ferent construction from ours, conveying millions of happy beings to survey a new region of the Divine empire, locomtemplale new amies of creating power. and to celebration in loftier strains the wonders of umnipoience. viewing inecometsin this light, what an immense population must be contained within the limits of the solar system, which gives rorjm for the excursions of such a vast number of these bodies I and wnat an ineaicuiams numtwr or beings or all ranks must people tbt wid .tended universal" TRUTH ARRAYED IN MERRY GUISE. We copy tho following seasonable article from a lato number of the Savannah Republican : Bovs and Gnus. Whoie aro they ! What has become of the juvonili race that used to make tho welkin ring with the frolicsome laugh, tcr, the free, unrestrained sports, tho merry, in nncent pastimes of happy boyhood and girlhood 1 What has become of that loautiful raco of fair haired, rosy-cheoked, healtly, wholesome boys, and the warm radiant sunshine of girlish faces, with a step as clastic and graceful as that of a wood nymph, with a laugh sveotcr than the mu- sic of singing birds, with al their naturalness, their utiatlcctcd case, and tho beautiful confi dence which is the proper heritage of early youth ! Byron might well have sung in his day " Sweet is the laugh of girls." It Was heard tllOll. and nniw in iin rrrnnn lanes of merry England, on tho sunny plains of France, along tho vino-tlad hills of Germany and olsowhere, these " celestial voices " may be heard, but not in matter-of-fact America. No ; they aro not here. During the Revolution it was not thus. When children had to chooso a play-ground that was socuro from shells and round shot, it was not thus. There is no bov bond nor girlhood now. Them in lhn hirtli. fhn babyhood, manhood, womanlnod, and death. Thcso are' the epochs which d.vido a lifo that hovers like a sttr 'Twixt night and morn, Unon the Horizon's verm." Our American boys aro not well grown boys ; they are homunculi, as Carlylo would say min iature men, dressed up en bottes, vith long-tailed coats, gloves and canes, and too often brave in ci gar smoke. Their hair, it is long and manly, their carriage most particularly erect, and to siumuie against a curb stone and roll in a little clean dirt would bo a calatnitv. Their faces aro gravo and thoughtful with tho throes of nascent manhood ; their address profoundly calculating, and reflecting tho wisdom of the incinicnt man of tho world, as if they knew sorrow, and had ta ken deep, very deep, glances into that wonderful storehouse of mysteries, which tho day of judg mcnt alone will clear up the hunan heart. Tho girls 1 How many of tho n are allowed to give form the impulses of theirgenerous sen sitivo natures ! J'hey, too, aro littlo women. They too often do not kiss their manly brothers, much loss are they caressed by thsm. They are little women, deep in tho mysteries of the toilet, redolent of cosmetics, perhaps icrsed in hem stitchingand working laco ; thcirvcry dolls have bustles, and they, poor things, with forms cast in a mould of God's own workmanship, whose tnuiY curve ano every development is beauty and loveliness, must wear bustles too. Hardly do they darn their brother's stockings or hem his handkerchiefs, or delight in the handy-work ui matting nis nnens. When half grown they aro serious, sober wo men. Thoy danco and sing, and smile, and sim per methodically. They walk on stilts, or dance wiin evident, constraint, and by-and-by we ox poci tney will not danco at all. Wo expect huuii io seo ino iiuio oeings, with eyes tixed on wiuir ncigiiDor s oeucienccs. All ! haw wrong to check the buoyancy, tho exhilaration, tho joy. uu uuioreaK oi mcse youm creature". nvinui h uu in romping, or running, or dancing, and whether tho dancing bo to tho music of their own voices, of the nianno. of tho violin, or il.n harp, or tho tabret, or of a German band, if prov. identially they might pick ono up for love or iliunuy. This is a demure, stunid. Iivnne.rittr.nl. bugging ago. and wo arc going one of these days A c.ll .nn.n I. .... 4 '. . ' J (kUUUl III Gcttlns out of a Dilemma. A preacher who had but ono sermon, being praised by tho lord of the place for a sermon he had delivered on the Sunday, was called upon
to preach the next day, wlifch was a fast day. inu pii.-di.Mur ruminated me whole nignl on what ho was to do, to rescue himself from the predicament in which ho was placed. Tho dreaded hour arrived, when he mounted tho mil pit, and with great solemnity said, "Brethren, somo persons have accused me of advancing propositions to you yesterday, contrary to tho faith, and of having misrepresented many passa ges of Scripture. Now, to convince you how much I have been wronged, and to mako known to you the purity of my doctrine, I shall repeat my sermon ; so pray do attentive. Equality. It is one of the most important objects of gov. ernmont to prevent an extreme inequality of for tunes ; not by taking away tho wealth of the pos sessors, but in depriving them ol means to accu mulato them ; not by building hospitals for the poor, but by preventing the citizens from becotn ing poor. The term equality docs not moan that individuals should all absolutely possess tho same degree of wealth and power; but only, that with respect to the latter, it should nm-nr oe exercised contrary to good order and the laws; arm, wiin respect to me former, that no one cit izen should be rich enough to buy another, and that none should be so Door as to bo nhlitrpd in sen iiimseil. Itousscau. Gourmaudlsni. A man of Droncrtv. who had for vears hrnn auusmgnis siouiacn, ai last found his health, on a rapid decline. Nature could endure it no Ion ger. He went to consult the celebrated Dr. Spring, of Watertown. Mass. Ho stated thn -I : l: t'.i symptoms of his case so clearly that tho learned piiysicmn couiu noimislauo the nature of the dis. case. I can euro vou. Sir." said he. "if n will follow my adyice." Tho patient promised most implicitly to do so. " Now." savs tho dnr. tor, "you must steal a horso." What! steal a horso 1 " " Yes, vou must steal a horso You will then be arrested, convicted and placed ina situation where vour diet and rerrimnn will bo such that in a short time your health will bo perfectly restored." Singular Contrast. It has been often observed, thai a mm will readily face danger and death in ono form, and be afraid of it in another ; and this remark was strikingly exemplified in Junot, one of Bona parto's generals, who raised himself by his cool- ness when Bonaparte was besieging Toulon. He was writing something by order of the lat ter, when a bomb shell burst near him ; he promptly observed that he wanted sand, and it had como indue time. Yet I remember to have heard Sir Sidney Smith, speaking of Junot, in the captain's room at tho admirality, say, that when ho was going on board tho Tiger, Sir Sid nev 's ship, ho was so frightened in mounting the ladder, that it was found necessary to take him on board through ono of the port-holes. The Wife. It is not unfrcquont that a wife mourns over the alienated aflections of her husband, when she has mado no effort herself to strengthen and increaso his attachment. She thinks, because he onco loved her, he ought always to love her, and she neglects thoso attentions which enga ged his heart.. Many a wife is thus tho cause of her own noglcct and sorrow. Tho woman do serves not a husband's leve, who will not greet him with smiles when he returns from tho la bors of tho day; who will not try to chain him to his home by the sweet enchantment 6f a cheer ful heart. There is not one in a thousand so unfeeling as to withstand such an influence and break away from auch a home. POCAHONTAS. sr oeobge r. mohbis. Upon the barren sand, A single captive stood Around him came with bow and brand, The red men of tho wood. Like him of old his doom he hears, Rock-hound on ocean's brim Tho chieftain's daughter knelt in tears, And breathed a prayer for him. Above his head in air, The savage war-club swung The frantic girl, in wild despair, Her arms about him flung. Then shook tho warrior of the shade, Like leaves on nspen limb, Subdued by that heroic maid Who breathed a prayer for him. "Unbind him 1 " gasped the chief i " It is your king's decree 1 " Ho kissed away the tears of grief, And set the captive free I "Thu. ever thus, when in life's storm" Hope s star to man grows dim, An Angel kneeN, in woman's form, And breathes a prayer for him. From the American Prelector. THE WHALE SHIP. AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE. AN It was on a beautiful morning in Septem ber, 18, that a promiscuous crowd was collected on a wharf in ono of tho principal sea-ports of Massachusetts. Tho sun had risen in peerless maiestv.disnersiiiiT tho don fog, which so frequently enshrouds that coast, and obscures to tho eve of tho returning mnri. ner, the forest-clad hills and fertile valleys of mu ujumry arounu, so ueauiiiiiiiy interspers ed with ncat.qtiiot villages, and thronged cit- if!s tonminrv ivtfti nrfi.-n 1!f,. : li :.. : led forms. At the wharf lav a shin inst mm pleted and fitted out expressly for tho whale fishery, and destined for the Pacific Ocean. A nobler piece ol workmanship never weigh eel anchor in the harbor of New Bedford Her sails, half unfurled, hung dangling around her masts, and her ponant, fluttering in tho gentle breeze, seemed eager to ho hastening away, and every eye watched with intense anxiety to see her loose from her moorings uuu luuitu iiui uujiurture. A short distance from tho ship stood a neat, numulo cottago, its inmates consisting of a young couple but recently united in the sacrcit uonas ot matrimony, whose noblo hearts wore so closely bound in Hymen's chain that tho thought of separation was like that of death. To this noble-minded and tender-hearted husband was given the command of the ves sel on which all cyns were now placed with anxiety or curiosity. Who can tell tho in. tensity of feeling, tho painful forebodings of that young and affectionate wife, whoso cho sen lot it was to bo the bosom companion of I. f . . . . ino commanucr oi tins proud vessel to bo ifio purtnor ror ino of ono ol that much neg lected though oft deserving class of mankind, the hardy mariner? To her imagination wore pictured all the horrors of the tempest uous ocean, wrought into madness by war ring winds all tho painful realities ofheing cast with hut a remnant of life on somo deso late or barbarous coast, thero to die by star vation or by thn hand of savages; or, what is more dreadful, to drug out a miserable lilb in bondage to some cruel tyrant. On the other hand, sho looked forward to tho time when she should descry on an approaching flag thn name of tho long absent vessel.which would bear her heart's delight io her long widowed homo, when she should hail him welcome to all the endearments of that Ely sium of earth, the domestic fireside when Ihe cords of conjugal affection would be strengthened by long uhsencn from ilm jeet of their dearest attachment. Thus all lio Hopes and fears, the weal and woo of a long life, aro crowded into tho small spaco of a moment, when tho tender and confiding ; uhih.-iibi gr.ispupon ner compan ion when tho husband tears himself from his fond and doting wife nnd hies away upon lUn Vfief 1.-...M . J. 1 ...w ...o., ii.vbihj uLi.-iin, exchanging the en- je.irments oi iiomo for tho toils and suffer ings incident to n seafaring life. Thus it was wiin tnc hero ot our tale. The honeymoon had scarcely waned ero ho must hid adieu to tho felicities of home, to take the command of as noblo a ship as ever smacked tho breczo. inua uuw i uunng aim euterpnsingas him self. Tho sun had gained somo thirty degrees Irom tho horizon, beneath whoso cheering rays lay outstretched tho broad expanse of wniLTs, wuosc gently undulating waves seem ed beckoning tho shin nnd its rri ,t., ami promising them a smooth and nleasani w , w ..... , passago over their unfathomable depths . iiv uuAiuusiy iookcu ior moment camo, and mu uAiidiumion " an auoard, ull ashore ! ' was nearu Irom on board tho ship. Her naiscrs wero thrown from their fastenings her sails worn spread to catch tho gentle breeze which seemed loiterine in boar her away, and she moved as gently from her native port as ever tho setting sun bade uuiuu to i ne eastern Horizon. Amid tho gazing crowd of snoctator.ilmrn might bu traced countenances betraying va rious emotions. Thoso of tho owner hi.. spoke tho joy of their hearts at seeing their vessel move so beautifully away on a profita ble and us thoy hoped prosperous enterprise mumuuais migiii uo seen whose down cast looks and tearful eyes showed the con flicts of mind incident to those nnd thoso only whoso lot it is to part for a long time with friends whoso placo nono others can fill. A few moments, and tho crowd was dis persed, somo to their shons. snnm m ilmi- merchandise, and others to tho bosoms of ineir lumiiios; wniio tho wilo of the gallant commander, having watched everv move ment of the ship till sho had sunk in tho abyss, retired to her dwelling now robbed of tho ob joct of her dearest enjoyment. Gladly would sho have braved tho dangers and hardships of tho sea with her companion only to meet his smiles with a smile or his tears with a tear. The noblo ship sped her way safely orer tho torrid zone all hearts wern ,l.nrt with joyful anticipations of a pleasant voynge mo iiuuai ui iwicieu security, tiiosky at once becanio darkened, and all around presented a threatening aipecl. No time was lost in furling closely the sails and ma king preparation for a tremendous storm, which soon burst upon them with uncontrola ble fury. The dementi, which io lately seemed to harmonize in lulling to repose, now seemed wrought into the utmost hostili ty, lashing each other in strife for tho maste ry, sporting with frail man and Ins puny works, nnd mocking tho skill and hardihood of tho mariner who had often braved thn an gry elements without considering whose hand impelled or rcslraincd, or what power sent forth and recalled tho tempestuous winds, and were apparently determined to learn them their dcpcndcnco on a power infinite yet invisible. In this dilemma, surrounded on every hand by impending destruction, tho snip unmanageable, her masts, yards and sails shivered in pieces, every surge going over her fast shivering hull, what could be more appropriate than to see tho captain ap pear with Biblo in hand, nnd hear him call on all hands to how with him nnd supplicate mercy and salvation of Almiglitv God. Then bowed stout hearts and haughty knees hitherto unbent. Then went upwards heart felt desires, whilo tho language of each was, " Lord save, or I perish ! " As if to prove the faithfulness of God, their cries were heard and answered : and He who holds Un winds in his fist, restrained tho fury of tho raging elements, and by the persevering ef forts of the crow tho ship was brought into a uraziuan port, so nuicii injured as to requiro hauling up for repairs. The disappointment of the Captain in not being able to make his first voyage of com mand a profitable ono to his employers, as well as prosperous to himself and crew, ad ded to tho emotions lie had so lately experi enced, wrought upon his mind until it lost its equilibrium and ho began to evince a degreo of insanity which rapidly increased till he be came a raving maniac." What more incontcslible evidence have wo that " tho mind is the standard of the man," and that "Reason's comparing balance rules the whole," than tho fact that when man's reason is dethroned his best friends become his first victims 1 How often does tho drunk ard aim tlio deadly weapon first at his bosom companion and then at his tender offspring ! The nianiac aims tho first blow at the heart of his benefactor. So it was in tho present instance ! Armed with a larre knife in ciih - er hand, ho proceeded to a store where was an intimate acquaintance whom ho found standing at tho desk engaged in writing. Approaching behind him, he buried ono of tho knives in his side and left him weltering in his gore. Turning to leave tho store whero he had commenced the tragical scene, ho mot tho owner, in whoso breast ho plung ed tho other knife and left him beside tho first. Making Ins way into the street and overleaping everything in his way, he ran with the utmost violence until meeting anoth er friend unj diqiKiitituncc who, seeing him in such haste, stopped him to inquire if ho could render him any assistance, when he buried a third knifo in his bosom also. Thus in the space of a few moments were ushered into the invisible world, three of his friends whom, had reason maintained her throne, ho would have been the last to injure. Tho maniac was at last secured and taken before a sort of court martial, which at that time, owing to the unsettled slate of the gov ernment, was the only tribunal before which criminals could ho tried, lln was condemn ed to be shot ! and in spite of all tho entreat ies and exertions of tho crow, the sentence was speedily executed. Ho was confined in an arm chair and placed on tho wharf within sight of his ship and crew, and twelve men, each with a rifle, placed themselves in read iness to execute the horrid sentence of death upon this naturally inoffensivo and noblc heartcd man. The signal was given, and each perforated his body with a bullet, and left him writhing in tho agonies of death His crew witnessed the spectacle, hut ivom forbidden to interfere or in any way to ren der assistance. From thence ho was taken a lifeless corpse and suspended for some time from a largo crane or sweep, erected on tho wharf to remedy the inconvenience of a shoal naruor oy swinging goods from the wharf to vessels at a distance, From this innnmini. ous exhibition his body was taken, put on uu.uu u uo.ii, roweci somo distance from shore, and thrown into the sea. I bus ended tho career of the noblo heart ed but wofully unfortunate commander of tint 1. w, whale ship; the brave nnd hardy seaman : tho tender and confidum hnh.-inrl. u,iio . . o - , tiiu-ll iULIISIl warmest allections wero bestowed upon and grammar and geography. It was also stated reciprocated by one who was destined to long 1 1,,;lt ,10 's now uhle to read the Greek Testa fond dreams of bliss when she should again mi'"1 with ease, and has somo knowlcdeo of greet her husband's smiles and help to miti- . . gate his cares, and with kind offices chcurhis declining years. Alas! how frail, how tran sitory is all our happiness founded on tho sublunary things of this inconstant world. 1 lie ship having undergono thorough re pairs, and tho command devolving on tho nrsi mate, sue again put to sea lor the prose cution of her voyage. She reached tho Loo Koo islands in safety but some of tho natives manifesting a hostilcdisposition it was thought uusi not 10 lanu out 10 proceed to Uirv iee, Hero all appeared friendly. Wishing to re plenish their stock of ammunition. tho cuit.im and threo of his men went on shore. They procured a barrel ofgunpowder. and the men conveyed it on board whilo tho captain had concluded to remain behind. Tho sky soon became darkened with clouds, tho winds commenced howling, the waves began to dash furiously, and the ves- sel rolled from side to side till at length she was uriven irom ner moorings and becanio a prey to thn maddened winds and warring waves the sport ot tho ono upon tho bosom of the other. The sun, as if unwilling to witness so unseemly a sight, had gone down behind tho watery element and left tho world enveloped in thick gloom. The elemenls, like beasts of prey, now seemed to break forth with moro than wonted violence, as if dotermincd to destroy whatever might como within their course to blast every hope of thn worldling, nnd teach him to recognizo thn all-powerful hand of a Supremo Being and his utter dependence upon him. While the ship was struggling with tho tempest, in the midst of the ocean nnd in llin darkness of midnight, doprived of her com- manuer, and tho men engaged in trying to save the ship and themselves from a watery grave, a lamp fell into the midst of some pa- n ... I. ! .1. 1 . f tin . . .ci, wiutu taught nre. wnen discovered Ihe names had eitended so near to the bar- rcl of powder recently put on board that no one dared go near to remove it. At length, finding destruction and death fast approaching, the crew resolved as a last resort to Io vcr down tho boats and commit themselves to the care of Him who has prom ised to no with His children " in six trou bles, and in tho seventh will not forsake them," by taking to their frail barks and ma king ono desperate effort to escape the ex plosion winch was momentarily expected. Soon after they had left the vessel the fire communicated wiih thn cask containing that most subtlo material over invented by man. A frightful flash was instantly succeeded by a report, like the loudest thunder, and that proud vessel was scattered in fragments to the four winds of heaven ! D,iy dawned again. The sun, whose last departing ray seemed to linger with delight upon the giant form of the beautiful ship but a few hours previous, arose, and cast a piercing look athwart the ocean's surface, ns if eager to resume hisgazo upon Iter magnifi cent form. But, alas, nought was discerni ble save a dense cloud of mingled smoke and fog, which marked the burial placo of the Whale Ship ! The crew landed in safety on the island of Owyhee, where they rejoined their comman der. Shortly after they wero taken from thence by a vessel calling at the island, and after an absence of about three years they re turned to their homes with the news, to their employers, of the loss of the ship and her commander, and to the young and anxious wifrt tho far moro sad and mournful tidings of the cruel and inhuman massacre of her husband, whom she loved and cherished with all tho fondness of which connubial affection is susceptible, and to whom she had earnest ly hoped to ihe again united. How fleeting arc all our earthly hopes! Surely the pos sessions of earth tako to tliemsclvc wings and fly away. War or the Womcn. About the year 743, tho War of the Women, in Bohemia. was brought to a close. The legend is, that previous to that time tho women had become ! exasperated bv the cruelty and harsh treat- mcnt of the men, and had succeeded in train ing, secretly, bodies of their own sex, and getting them accustomed to warlike exerci ses. The Archduke Primislas was a feeble prince, and when tho women began openly to exercise their female legions, ho trembled for his crown. TJicy succeeded in obtain ing possession of Diewni and several other smaller places. The head ol these Amazons was Wlaska. Sho had a council of seven women, who sat abo'' her throne on golden seats. They wc.o all distinguished by tho success which had attended their struggles wiih men. Sarka, the primo minister of Whiski, had enticed her lover, Stvrad, by her beauty, and by help of a drugged potion, had lulled him to sleep, and then delivered him over to tho murderers. War was open ly declared upon tho men, and for a time an unexpected success attended the Amazons. Wlaska permitted them to marry, but the tie was only binding on tho man, and tho sons of such marriages were to bo mutilated by cutting off the right ihumb and blinding tho right eye. The girls wero to remain with thn mothers, and to bo trained by them to warlikocxercises.whilcllic boys were brought up to domestic labors. Tho men at length succeeded in raising an army, by which tho Archduke was able to overcome this female revolt, and the war was finished. Wlaska was killed, her strong hold of Diewna taken, and her followers slain or dispersed. A Self Tai-cht Man. At a meeting of the Synod of Alabama, on ihe third urnlr in January last, contributions were callef for to liuruiuso a coiorea man, a slave, of extraor dinary character. It was stated that he was a good classical scholar, and wholly self tatight. Ho is a blacksmith; and it was sta led on the floor of tho Synod, by members ..... win..i.-, mm miL-iv mm, mat lie tirst le od the letters of the alnhuhnt. lit' irw?itfiM 1.!,. pfirn. ! "mstor's children and others, to make the filers, one at a time, on tho dnnr nf In this way lib familiarized hinxplf letters and their names. He then learned to put ihem together and make words, and soon I - O Ml,! ":IS able to read, He then commenced the study of nrithmntir. .-1.1,1 ,!,.. r n.i. 1.1... 1 1 o ll. t.,n !,. I &. . " Kuiigw, mm i:vun commenced tlio study of tho Hebrew language.but relinquish ed it in consequence of not having suitable books. It was stated that lie studietliit night till 11 or 12 o'clock, and that in conversing with him, thoy fell themselves in tho prcsenco of their equal. He is between 30 and 35 years of age, and is willing to go out ns a missionary to Africa, under the Assembly' board. Xctcburiport Herald. Tnc lati: Mit. GntzzLK. A verv worthy fisherman, by the immo of Griz'zle, was drowned some time since, and all search for his body proved unavailing. After it had been in tho water somo months, however, it was discovered upon tho surface, and taken to the shore, whereupon Mr. Smith was de spatched to convey the intelligence to the af flicted widow : Mr. Smitt. Well. Mrs. Grk-.In. found Mr. Grizzlo's body. Mrs. Grizzle. You don't say so ! Mr. S. Yes wo have : the iurv sat nn it. and found it full of eels. Mrs. G. You don't say Mr. Grir-ln'. body is full of eels ! Mr. S, Yes it is ; and wo want to know what you will have dono with it. Mrs. 6. by, how manv eels shnnM you think there is in him I Mr. S. Why, about a bushel. Mrs. G. Well, then I think you had bet ter send tho eels un to tho house, and set him ain ! A yankce writing from tho west to his father, speaks of tho great matrimonial facil ities, and ends by making tho following sug gestion : "supposo you get our girls somo new teeth, and send them out." Why do married people make the best Millerites t Because they are Ihe most dis turbed by ttH"MutngM vry."