Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 11, 1843, Page 1

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f9& V not the glory of c i s a r but tub welfare of noma. BY H. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 1, 1843. VOL. XVII No. 10 CHARITY NEVER FAILETH." Cor 13: 18. All that now is shall fade and fall, ij-irth and its scenes are ch-incing ( nil That time can bring, or life can boast, Are hat a fleeting shade at most. Wealth, honor, friendship, fame or power, Are man's but for a "little hour," E'en while we grasp, we see them fly, Or as we hold, they droop nnd die. Yes! higher joys than these decay, The soul's bright treasures pass away Hope, with her lyre, and silvery wings, Ani faith, that joy supernal brings, These nil belonir io earth, nnd must Be left where'er we leave our dust But lone will never fail, 'twill soar Where angsls bow, and saints adore. Ann ha. In the Greek version rendered Love. From the Olive Branch. JULIA MERTON, Oil THE COQUETTE PUNISHED. site was a coqtiolto, and if slio did lovo luni she was then to proud to acknowledge it. Ann Merton, who had heard ot Hie inten ded departure of Charles, was just returning from school, and when sho saw Charles she, sprang forward and caught him by tho hand, and exclaimed 'Oh, you naughty Charles, to leave us so 1 what will J .ilia do when you arc gono 1 She will cry her eyes out about you. ' Did you not receive a letter billed from njo on Wednesday V said Charles Graham to Julia Merlon one winter's day. ' I did,' replied Julia, 'but Charles I was unfortunately engaged.' That was unfortunate indeed,' said Charles sorrowfully, but why did you not send mo an answer to that purport' Well, really, I forgot it in season to send it by Ann when she went to school, and you know that is the only way I have to send to you ; but I will not forget it again.' This conversation occurred between Charles Graham and his cousin, Julia Mer ton. Charles Graham was about twenty years of age, a smart, active young man, and a Yankeo withal. Being bom in our own hap py New England, and also of poor parentage-, he inherited much of that quality which constituted a thorough Yankee. Charles knew all that ho could possess in this world he must get by his own industry, and, like a man of true spirit, ho began to lit i (Tot tho billows which rose against him and already had got abovo water. Ho had tho advantago of an excellent school, which lie attended fur twelve winters, constantly, and ut the time of our narrative, no scholar could go before him in tho elementary branches of learning, uut a clouu passed over Ins pros pect, and threatened to engulf him in an aw I'ul catastrophe. Charles Graham fell in love. Being from Infancy a constant companion of Julia Mer ton, he had unconsciously fallen into the mire, nnd ero he was aware, he sank almost be yond the reach of hope. JulU Merlon was a bright ey.'d, rosy cheeked girl of eighteen, and was just what some folks call a coquette. You may smile, dear reader to think of a echool-girl being a coquette, but it is so. I have attended school a great many winters myself and such mincing, such partiality, such scorning some young men and shyness for others, I never saw in any place. Uut to return to my story. I say Julia Merton was a coquette. Yes, she was called so, and shn must have been ono of course. Formed by nature with pretty faco nnd rosy cheeks, together with a lively look and agreeable disposition, sho made sad havoc with the hearts of tho young men of her acquaintance. It was just such a girl thai Graham fell in lovo with, and it was reported in tho village, that if Charles Graham could not win Julia Merton, nobody could.' But alas! no ono can forsee future events. Charles had been partial to Julia about a year, and it was on the eve of a grand ball in the village, that he sent her a billet to attend her there ; but Julia seized with a fit of co quclishness, did not even deign to answer it. It was on this occasion that thu ubovu con versation took place. Charles returned homo that afternoon with somo slight misgivings of heart, but they were soon banished. That evening he waited on his sister to tho ball. Julia was there, and was the merriest of the party. A genteel young stranger was ( ,. villagers of C her partner, which rave Graham no slight un easiness. A proud smile of scorn was upon her brow as she now and thou glanced at poor Charles. Ho returned homo that eve ning a sadder, if not wiser man, inly deter mined that he would make but one more ef fort for Julia's hand, and, if unsuccessful, ho would think no more about her ; 'for, thought he 'she is too proud for Charles Graham, over to become his wife.' It was at tho close of tho school one day the same winter, that one of thu scholars handed Julia Merton a note. Sho opened it and read, 'Charles Graham's compliments to Miss Julia Merton, and requests tho favor of attending her to tho sleigh-iido on Thurs day eve.' Well, 1 shan't go,' said Julia. 4 Why not I' replied her sister Ann, 'you know that Charles is as likely a young man as thero is in tho village. Well, I don't care if ho is ; I shan't go.' 1 1 supposo you will answer his billet, then V , I shall do as I please about that,' replied Julia angrily. The sleitrh-rido camo and passed, but Charles did not carry July Merton ; and again he was seen wending his way over to Ho found Julia alone, and sit ting down by tho sido of her, in a sad tone he said 'Julia, I havo come to bid you farewell; n.mnrrn w I lnnve the village Charles ! it is quite a sudden start is it not?' returned Julia, slightly col nrinrt ' It is,' said Charles ; 'I did not think of come until yesterday.' Oh .' I understand you now nnlncr nn ncrount of niv not going ..ironinT returned Julia laughing, Charles hesitated a moment.nndlhensaid, Well Julia, to confess tho truth, that has something to do with it. Julia, I did think that you lovrd mo onco, but I have had my opinion altered in regard to it.' Havo you, indeed j Charles, and ho stammered a few words in reply, then bid her farewell. T ,. When will you come again 1 said Julia langhing, as ho loft the room. 4 Novor 1' was tho reply. a. Phnrlo. lnu-lu nroceeded towards his home, he thought he would novcr think of Julia Merlon again. He Knew iui wen, msi 4 Julia does not lovo mo enough for that,' said Charles ; 'she will be glad when I havo gone away.' ' No sho will not ! Sho loves you Charles; but she is too proud to own it.' 4 1 will never ask her to acknowledgo it,' replied Charles. 'Oh, don't say so, Charles ; you know that wo all love you and why, then, do you say so? I know now, you mean to punish Julia for using you so. Now Charles ; 1 will tell you how to do. You go olT, and Julia will feel terribly ; nnd I will write to you, and let you know all about it ; and then, when wo have punished her enough you will como homo again. Wont that be capital, Charles'! I shall not record tho answer of Graham to Ann's proposition, but only say, that the next week, Charles was on his way to the far f.imed city of Brotherly Love, to join his brolhor in tho study of the law, Tho news of Charles Craham's departure struck a death blow to Julia's coquetish tricks. For, although she was a coquette although she loved to tease him with her tricks, yet sho lov'd him with all tho fer vor of a woman's heart. When Graham told her of his intended departure sho be lieved him not, but thought ho was only try ing to elicit her sentiments in regaid to him. His melancholy manner, which betrayed his true feelings, seemed only to add to Juiia's determination of teasing him. The result of her conduct that day and through the winter, served to fill her cup of sorrow for a long tunc. But Julia, although she had been guilty of ureal foolishness, showed that she had good sense enough to repent of tho folly ol Her conduct towards Oruhani ; and ever after, no ono could justly accuso her of guilty action. Many and many were the of fers shn had but sho steadily refused them all. Although she had but a faint hope of renewing tier intimacy with Uraham again, yet she would have given all the world if she could sou him once more, and could have un done all her fully had done. But she had brought her own fato upon her and now she was doomed to bear it. Five years passed, and Charles Graham was an eminent counselor in one of our Wes tern States. Like a meteor which suddenly flashed into existence, nnd in an instant lights up the whole heavens with a glowing fire, was Graham's career. After he left tho stu dy of law in Philadelphia, he removed to tho far West, where ho settled in his prac tice. His nrgumcntivo powers and thrilling eloquence, soon won for him a standing among the first lawyers of the country; mid no one had ever heard him when he pleaded the cause of tho wronged who had ever seen his hue, manly lorin stretched to its ut most height who had ever heard his deep toned voice in thundering eloquence, and seen his glowing eve and impatient gesture but said Charles Graham was worthy of the station which ho had won. If five years had altered Charles Graham it had more so Julia Merton. Instead of the gay, airy, coquetish girl which she was when Graham last left her, she was a lovclv and sedate woman. Her past conduct fully aton cd for her former errors. Her lovely con duct towards those ol her acquaintance won tho regard of all. Tho poor Here by her charities taught to bless her name. Sho ad ministered to tho wants of the sick and needy and, if she could do any thing to relievo the unfortunate, she never hesitated a moment ; and if thero ever was one called blessed bv , it was Julia Merton. but I would not own it I Oh Charles ! do not spurn me from you 1 I did not ask you to lovo me now, but do not iiato mo I rorgivo me! oh foreivo me ! Julia, Julia, hoar me,' said Charles, bend ing over her half unconscious form ; 'long, long, ha'o I thought of you when fur away, nnd fervently loved you ! You are forgiven Julia, and 'Oh Charles, 1 am calm now! Long havo 1 prayed tor this day, and now 1 havo seen SNAKES IN INDIA. Ono evening I returned, moro than ordi narily fatigued, to my bungalow, and hasten ed lo bed. I was soon asleep, and, os usu al, was dreaming away of Europe and her many charms. Suddenly I was awakened by a cold object resting on my arm. Invol untarily I raised my other arm towards it. It elided rapidly oil, not however, till it had inflicted its dreadful bite ; for I plainly felt keeper of tho houso is to wear a folded nap kin, epaulet fashion, on cither shoulder, and to bo called invariably " commodore." it. Let us part, Charles, for I lovo you too J"u l''"" wniui, muug.i nui .uiu, mini; much now to ombitter your happiness, for lng. resembling the punctual of a hot mstru you cannot lovo nie again.' 1 do love you Julia, and can never be happy without you.' Without mo ! You are married, Charles. 'I am not, Julia, I did not tell you that I was married.' And now Julia, do you love mo munt. or sudden scald. I ho fact, however, was obvious. I had been bitten, and was probably a dead man. I uttered a piercing shriek, and sprang from my bed. I rushed towards tny dressing table, and with a cou rage that nothing but danger could havo in spired, seized ono of my razors, and without Vn v,.q( rrio Tnll thro,;,, liortpir Hesitation, cut out the bitten part. I actual into his arms, 'I do lovo you ! God knows W scooped out a piece nearly as largo as a mt' ).n:rt T iln I anil I ll .mi. ,Ln vo.l HUt. I llCU, Willi Illy ami bleeding in tllC went away, but my own proud heart would 'st dreadful manner, I rushed towards tho , , :, lamp, and catching it, burnt tho lacerated Fro n mnnib i.n.t n,J ,. r Darts lor several seconds, isy this tune scve U W IIIUHIII lllll U T L WIV- IIVjUU Wl I 4 , , 1 1 1 I Graham and Julia, they were man and wife, ' " my servan s Had arrivcu, niarmcu ny minipinn in tl,,. (.r..t..f..l ft-i-v f ! ml., niv cries. One hastened off immediately er's love. Charles Graham had boon con- Ior 0,lr assistant surgeon, wno nvcu on y next stantly informed of Julia's conduct by ,le Uoor, whilo the oilier began to question mo I. mill nf Ann Mnrlnn mi n:.c mvnn tn flSIU UIU UUU5U III HIV mill III. Ill UIUHUII Iw.r il,:.i tl, ,vr,. mt.il,. I,.nn., sentences 1 explained to them my situation . A . . y ' . ti i...:r...i un.:i... .. t Header, it vou wish to know tho subso- - . . ,'u","uu' '" "-7 " qnent history of Charles Graham, I would c7" Jmo 1110 "ruauiui seii-innicicu tell vou that ho is now a member ol the State i"" "K . " " . . " l,u,,,u" ."' "": T.rriiljiliim nf :inil tliohnppiest of beings. hastily swallowed. By this time 1 was more Ann Merton is single yet, but how long "u ""u" "' oisson .i.muu, 1 w.. sho will remain so, 1 cannot tell. She is en- collected enough to view my situation with mrrr.fl m tlm liiimbl., niithnr nf nur illlf becoming philosophy. Whilst he was drcs- stav, I must tell no tales, so good bye. si"g arm il,1(J binding it up, I took ad- - w - 1 ..... ..1- .1... :i .1 ..1 .1... ... YUllliieU Ml UIU SIIOIIl-U, UIU ilWU Ul UIU IIIU menl, to signify to him my last wishes in case of mv death. I slated the manner in which I wished to bo buried, tho stylo of letters I wished written to my relatives, tho way in which I wished mv 1 11 tin remaining property to be disposed of. Tho doctor was almost tempted to shed tears. The surrounding ANECDOTE OF BONAPARTE AT ST. HELENA. Mrs. A hell, who when a young girl resi ded with her brother at St. Helena at the cottage named ' The Briars,' which Napole on chose for his temporary residence while Longwood was preparing for him, furnishes kultmtifgars stood in the mule agony of woe the following interesting anecdotes of him : Sisson, however, hoped I had cut deep 44 Tho Emperor's habits during the lime enough, and ho assured me ho thought the he slaved with us were very simple and re- virus had not had time lo cuter tho system gular. His usual hour for getting up was He, therefore, bade me hope for the best,and eight, and he seldom took any thing but a all might yet go well. ' Let us at least, said cup of coffee till one, when he breaklasted or he conclusion, ' hava tho consolation of do alher lunched : he dined at eight, and reti- stroving tho reptile that has thus endangered red at about eleven to his rooms. His man- vour life. Here, my men, bring cacli n soft ner was so unaffectedly kind and amiable cane, and attack thu monster together.' that in a few days I felt perfectly at ease in The men ran out, and came back, each arm- 1 1 is society, and looked upon him more as a led with a pliant bamboo, a single stroke of companion of my own ago than as the mighty which will instantly kill the most dreadful warrior at whoso name 'the world grew snake in India. 4 And now surround the bed; pale.' His spirits were very good, and he the reptile cannot have getaway. Gently was at tunes almost malicious 111 Ins love ol gently, keep your eye steadily fixed. Ho mirth and glee, not unmixed sometimes with must be under thu pillow. Directly I raise tingo olmalice. it, be ready to strike. Ha! there he is ! Shortly after his arrival, a little cirl. Miss The servant ut onco struck at the object Legg, the daughter of a friend, camo to visit pointed out, and succeeded in killing it. us at the Briars. The poor child had hoard 1 hoy held it up, when lo ! it proved to he a such terrific stories of Bonanartu that when poor little lizard, a harmless animal, which I to d her 10 was cominn un the awn. she ueyonu tue mistering urop uu uau lei tun up- clnnrr tn me in an ujronv of terror. Fon'ot- on my arm, bears no venom. I he doctor .. j o - , .-. . ,., 1 . ., 1 , , ling mv own former fears, I was cruel to run uurst into a roar 01 1 augiiier me uiacK ras- nnt and tnll Nanolcon of the child's fri-hl. cals loincd in it. 1 110 next week 1 was begging him to come into the house, lie lorceu to get two niomns leave; ior wuerev walked up to her, and brushing up his hair er I appeared, with my arm in a sling, my with his hand, shook his head, niakin-r horri- dying words were quoted to mo. In a word hie faces, and giving a sort of savage howl. 1 was almost teased to doath.merely because, The little girl screamed so violently that ma- when I fancied I had been bitten by a snake, ma was afraid she would go into hysterics, and took her out of the room Napoleon laughed a good deal at the idea of his being such a bugbear, and would hard ly believe 1.10 when I (old him that I had stood in tho same terror of him. When I made this confession, he tried to frighten 1110 is ho had poor Miss Legg, by brushing up 1 Had chosen to lake ' precautionary mea sures. J lours tn llinaooMin. Corrcsponil.-nro of the Xationil Iniellijencer. NEW YORK GOSSIP. Nr.w Yokk, July 23, 1813. I understand il has lately occurred to some nnnlli.mnn ivitli niii.ti in-i'B that anrlinrafrn l his hair nnd distorting Ins features; but ho cloi,per ,l;in Rrouna relll . tlilt a sl,i(1 0f War looked moro grotesquo and horrible, and I is bul a spiici0,)3 10ll. upside jown ; al,j laughed t him. He then as a last resource, (,.lt lhu most desirable site for a summer re tried the howl, but was equally unsuccessful, siJunC0 iis t0 pllrn ilir) neighborhood, and seemed, 1 thought, a little provoked that ,y .U)j oconon)y) js l)0vv oecupied by tl i y with nro you Sometimes, when sho thought of Graham and how but fur her own fault, sho might have been his own happy bride, she could hardly retain from weeping. Julia, through thu long period which had elapsed since Gra ham's departure, had never ceased to love him, and when her gay sister Ann would joko her about him, a tear would involuntarily start from her eye, nnd sho would turn away and seek out some retired spot, and (hen she would commune with her own feelings till sho was calm again, then sho would again join her mother in tho domestic duties of her household. Sometimes she would think that Graham might como back, and yet make her happy; then sho would think ho might havo forgotten her, and somo moro torlun ateone might now be rejoicing in his love. It was with such feelings as these, that sho heard of the arrival of Graham in his na tive village. Tho evening after his arrival, ho visited Mr. Merlon's bousn, wbero ho was welcomed with all tho warmth of former friendship by Mr. Merlon and his wife. Ju lia, when sho nrosu to welcome him, was vn rv much agitated : but Ann wore a roguish smile, which to an attentive observer, might have denoted that something more than com mon was passing in her mind. As this passed away, Ann took tho occa sion to rally Graham and Julia about the for mer intimacy, and asked Charles when ho thought he should unitu himself in tho bands of matrimony with somo daughter of New England, and if ho did not visit his nativo village for that purpose. 4 Bul, said Charles, 'did you not know that I was already married V If a thunder-clap had struck Julia, could not havo mado more impression upon her than Graham's words did. Sobbing and trasnimr for breath, she rushed from tho room Graham nlarmed at her appearance, seized a candlo and followed just in season to catch her in his arms as sho f.iinled away. J-iay im bur on tho sofa, and kneeling down by the sido of her, ho commenced bathing her temples and in a few moments a faint sigh nroclnimod returning consciousness. 0h my God 1' exclaimed Julia whon sho was sufucienlly rccovoreu, 'wny un mis weakness! it is not iust ! Chailas! Oh Charles! sho exclaimed, throwing herself at hi. fHnt. forpiva me for mv past errors I It Is justly upon me! I 4id love-you, Chsrlet, novel tlin "In He could notliign en me. lie saiu tlm liowi jcpunjencu am "North Carolina," the was Cossack, and it certainly was barbarous mun.0f.,.ar jllst ir tlio Battery. Tho latter enough for any thing. 1 j b : , ,ls,.aworlhv. it is nronosed lo nur- Tho following is her description of the chase her of tho Government for tho exneri- personal appearance of Napoleon : ment. It is estimated that sho can accom- " His appearanco on horseback was noble 1 modatu comfortably three hundred persons, nnd imposing. The animal he rodo was a Tin: immense uiiner deck is lo be covered superb one ; his color jot black ; and as ho w;t, a wealher-proof awning, blue and while prouuiy sieppeu up 111a avenue, arciiiiig 111s , t10 slyc 0 tio yllhamUru, and given up neck and champing his bit,l thought ho look- entirely to dining, dancing, lounging, and cd worthy to no 1110 nearer 01 mm wno was tU ot,t.r uses of hotel drawing-rooms, once the ruler of nearly the whole European A more magnificent promenade than this world! immense deck, cleaied ol guns nnd lumber 1. j..... Nanoleon's position on horseback, bv adr fore and afl, and surrounded entirely by lux- ding height to his figure, supplied all that was urious sofas, cuuld scarce bo imagined. The wanting to make 1110 think him tho most ina- kitchens and ollices aro to occupy tlio lor- jestic person I had ever seen. His dress ward ol tho second deck, or, it tlio vessel is was green, and covered with orders, and his crowded, to bo translerred to a small tender saddlo and housing crimson velvet, richly along side. 1 ho port-holes are to bo en embroidered with gold. He alighted at our largcd to spacious windows, and tho two house, and wo all moved to (he entrance to decks below, which arc ubovu tlio water line, receive him. Sir George Cockburn intro- will bo entirely occupied by splondid rooms, duced tis to him. On a nearer approach open to tho entire breadth of tho bay, and Napoleon, contrasting as his shorter figure furnished in the oriental nnd cushioned stylo did wall the noble height and aristocratic suitable to thu luxurious wants ol hot wcath bearing of Sir George Cockburn, lost some- or. Minute-barges will ply to and from the thing of the dignity which had so much struck shore connected wilh tho Waverly lino of 1110 on first seeing him. Ho was deadly pale, omnibuses, bath houses will be anchored just and I thought his features, though cold and astern, a cafe, and ice-cream shop will be immovable, and somewhat stern, wero very established in tho main and mizzen tops, to beautiful. I lo seated himself on ono of our bo reached by a covered staircase, and sofas, cottage chairs, and after scanning our little for tho accommodation of smokers, will bo apartment wilh his eagle glance, ho compli- put under a pont-houso roof outside tho ves- menled mamma on tho pretty situation of sul, in tho main chains. 1 no cock pit 11 no thu Briars. hold will, of course, unite thu uses of a hotel When onco ho began to speak, his fasci- garret and cellar. ni.li,1n ....iln nrl Linrl man.u.r rnmnvivl ..vn. It Will liaVO tllO adValltagO Ot Oilier IIOICIS, rv vesti of tho fear with which 1 had ro- swinging round with tne line, so mat 1110 gardeil him. While he was talking tn mam- lodgers on both sides of tho ship will see, by KNOWLEDGE. Bentlcy's Miscellany fur September, con tains am.ing other things, the following : Anecdotal reminiscence of an English mis sionary named Clarke, who went out to convert the natives of India to Christianity, bul failing in Ins ellorts, returned in despair to Calcutta. The rest of tho anccdotu is given in the wri

ter's own words : One thy nur missionary learned to his great joy, that a uranium 01 the very Hrst rank bad arrived in the metropolis. Determined to bring matters to an issue, Clarke wrote to him, and bogged him to meet linn on a certain ilay.whon he undertook to convince him (tho Hindoo priest,) of the errors of his faith. To this the Iirahmin consented, and at the lime appointed the heathen anil the Christ in 11 champion met to discuss m the presence ol several witnesses, the merits nf their respective creeds. As is usual in polemical discussions, the con troversy was opened by several inconsequential queries and answers Fur half an hour neither party had put forth a startling proposition ; the wily Indian taKing care tn cnnlino liimselt to the defensive. Tired at length by this scene, Clarke suddenly and abruptly asked him. ' Are you forbidden to eat any thing in which animal life exists V ' I am.' ' Havo you ever broken through this law V ' Never.' ' .l.iy you not unconsciously have been led into tins crime ! 4 Impossible.' ' Will you swear to it V Most solemnly I do.' 4 Do you ever eat pomegranates V 4 Daily.' Miring me somo of the fruit then,' rejoined Clarke, turning to a servant. His order was complied with, the pomegranates were brought. 'Choose one.' Tlio Iirahmin did so. 'Cut it in two.' With this direction ho complied. 4 Place it here,' and Clarke assisted him to put it beneath a microscope. 4 Now look at it.' The Brahmin did so; hut no sooner did he apply his eye, than he started b.irl; with affright. Tho fruit was perfectly alive with animalchlm. The puzzled Hindoo drew out tho pomegranate (which, perhaps, my readers aro not aware is more closely filled with insects than any other fruit.) looked at it, examined it, replaced it and again behold the myriads of living creatures with which it was rife. Ho felt it with his hand, to convince himself that there was no trick in tho nffiir. Then suddenly drawing himself up, ho slowly uttered, 4 lius such hi,' ('enough it is true.') 4 Vou acknowledge, then, that you havo sin ned unconsciously ? That every thing being tilled with nuimaicuUe, invisible to the naked eye, you can neither eat nor drink without com mitting a crime V The abashed Hindoo bowed. 4 Shall I show you how full of similar insects every drop of water is 1' 4 No! I have seen enough.' 4 Do you desire farther proof.'' 4 1 have a favor to ask.' 4 What is it ! If I can, I will grant it.' 4 Give me your microscope.' Clarke paused fur a moment, for ho had that morning paid ten guinea for it ; and, being a poor man, ho could ill afford to part with it. Hut, as tho Indian was urgent.ahnost to entreaty he at length consented, (especially as he thought the other would aflbrd him in return some cu riosity of equal value,) and presented it to him. Tho Brahmin took it, gave nne look of tn- uinph round the hall, and suddenly raising his arm, dashed it into a thousand atoms on the marble floor. What do you mean by this!' exclaimed Clarke in astonishment. 4It means Sir Christian,' replied the Hindoo, in a cold grave tone, 4 it means that I was a happy, a goou, a prouu man. ny means ot yonder in strument you have robbed tne of .ill future happiness, lou have condemned me to de. scend to my grave wretched and miserable.' With theo words tho unfortunate Iirahmin quitted the hall, and 60011 after retireJ up the country. Curious I act. Tho Indians aro said to tamo wild horses by breathing smartly into their nostrils. The buffalo calf, hid in tho prairie, lo weak to fullow thu herd, when the hunter has breathed furiously into his nos trils will follow him into camp like a puppy. The other day we had it young Durham calf left by its mother 111 a distant pasture. When found, it was wild and retreated ; we caught it and breathed into his nostrils; after ihe second attempt it followed us to tho barn like a dog. Gloucester Telegraph. I his curious result was noticed among tho Indians of (he upper Mississippi, and the ex periment has also been tried with success in England upon refractory horses. It is sup posed to bo tho secret of the horsetamers of Ireland tho whisperers who in a few mo ments mado tho wildest steed quite docile ; and tho effect has recently been attributed In tho same principle which is called animal magnetism. Tlm Durham calf was mesme rized. Pcnnsylvanian. Impositions on Fi.oniST.s. A letter wa recently received by a gentleman of Charles Ion, the Mercury of that city says, ft 0111 hi correspondent in Paris, fioni which a trans lation of tho following extract is made: Wu havo here 111 1'aris 11 set uf swindlei.- who boast of having for many years diiven a profitable trade with tho Yankees after the following manner : They obtain from tin print shop cheap uncolored engravings ol rare and curious plants limy color them with the brush making a singlu plant double nnd giving such coloring as does not exist in nature they then procure refuse plants from our nurseries, which are almost given away send their agents lo all parts of our coun try, who sell these common plants alter Ibis artificial pattern, and you aro in every in stance imposed on. Yours seem lo be a ve ry gullible people, for after twenty years of imposition, thesu men say that they have done a better business last winter and spring than in any former i'ear.' I'inAcv and rnon.vm.Y Murdcu. On Sun day the sloop I'airhaven of I'lovnlence, from New Bedford for New York, fell in with a schooner running before tho wind, all sails set, hut no person visible on board. On hoarding her found an anchor out with a short scope, long hoit gone, hole cut in the cabin floor with an ac, Captain s trunk broken open and rilled seamen V chests gone and the schooner scuttled, with considerable water 111 the hole. She procd to be the schr. Lavinia, from Alexandria, whence she sailed July Ut. with a cargo of corn, flour, &c. for Antigua, and a market in the W est In dies. A small book was found in the cabin, con. taming a few entries without signature, in which it is stated, that on the evening of the 11th of Ju ly, the captain and mate quarrelled and fought on deck, and rolled or wore swept overheard. The inference, however, is, from the statu of the vessel, Sic, that the olticers were murder ed in a mutiny of the men, hnt'tho whole trans action remains shrouded in mvsterv. Alb. Adc. An Uor.Y Customer " Don't put on nn ex tras." A wager was made a lew days since on board a steamboat, between a couple of jokers, ono of whom, pointing to an extremely nglv man, bet a bottle of wine that an uglier ciisio. mcr could not ho piodurcd. The other, w ho had seen ono of the firemen as he passed on board the boat a man whose face was screwed out of all shape at once took up the hot and started down stairs for his man. Tho joker had an impediment in his speech, but he neverthe less soon made known his business to the fire man, and obtained his consent to show himself to decide the wager. When insulo the social hall, the nglv man, whose note was on one side of his face and his eyes on tho other, began to screw and work them about to give his face a greater degiee of ugliness. 4 S-s-top,' said hi backer 4 d-o-n t put on n-n-no extras, fet-st-and jest as the Lord mado you you can t be beat I I he other acknowledged that he had lost, and paid the wager. A'. O. Pic. Chucl DrcrrTtox. Tho Rochester Demo crat says that a young man in that city, wlio.-o intemperate habits had reduced bis lamily to want, signed the temperance pledge ahou eight months since, and for six months kept it laiiii. tuny, during which tune ho l.ad icganicd Ins strength and made his family coninaratuolv Some two mouths ago, ho was comfortable. cmuloved by a tavern keeper, at whose hnusi he boarded. His zeal for ten.poratice enraged his employer, and induced him to I'm in a plan to make the nohlg-hearted reformed inebriate break his pledffe. To ell'ect this, he mixed whiskey with some ginger beer, wh ch he pour cd out of a beer bottle, and it was unconscious, ly drunk by his unfortunate victim. Before be detected the fraud, the poor fullow had tasted the alchohol. His slumbering appetite vva-. revived, and in twenty four hours he was again mink. Miss poor wife and child are again if your steamboat on the l'Jlhof June, attract d the attention of those who were present, and 11s since called forth from some of thorn and miny others who havo heard of it through them he distinct expression of iipin-obition and rea- ,iert which is herewith presented to you. lou will probably Iind 110 d.lticulty in recol- lecting the act of winch tho accompanying pieces of plate aro a memorial. As we learn, on tho day above spccibeil, the steamboat Highlander, under your command, conveyed a large number of persons' down ihe lhy to Am hoy, to witness the official reception of the ac- tmg.l'resident nf the United Stales by the Com mittee of the Common Council of this city. With equal good taste and patriotic spirit, you had decorated your vessel for tho occasion with 1 great number of ensigns and banners, among which the most con.-picuous and appropriate wero a series of flags and banners floating from various points, bearing the names of Washing, ton, Adams Jelli-rson, and others, who have borne the Presidential office with any honor to themselves and the country, while in the ccn ire, over them all, at tho summit of the main llig-stnfi; a large llig bore that glorious name whose very sound ur sight calls out a spontan eous burst of enthusiastic shnuts in every as sembly of intelligent and honest American re publicans tho name of Henri Clay, which host teaches us to icspect the Presidential of. lice, by reminding us that soon one worthy of the scat of Wi.shingtun will till it, with equal honor. It appears, however, that there was one of your passengers, (a Locofoco ollico-holder) who, not participating wilh the rest in these patriotic sentiments, took the liberty to ques tion the propriety of your conduct in thus ole vating the name of HfNKV Clav before tho eyes of his admiring countrymen ; and not sat- islied with that, though distinctly warned by you of your determination to maintain your rights as to the arrangement of the vessel which you commanded, he had the audacity to seize the line winch sustained that flag and to commence lowering it ! 7'his service to reach cry and folly, designed perhaps to secure lo its I agent a welcome and a reward trom his lory master1', was not long in receiving a rich and merited recompense on the spot. A prompt and efficient blow from an authorized hand lev elled the miserable slave to thu deck j and tho flag of HnMiv Clay rose again to the mast head to bravo the malice of enemies till it floats in final and complete victory. Tor the simple act of indignant patriotism wo thank you ; and, through us, more than a mil lion of American freemen think you. Regard ing the name and honor and success of Henry Clay as in-opirably connected with the glory and prosperity of ourcountry, and with the te curity ol democratic republican institution and their extension throughout the civilized world, we thank you for having vindicated his claims tu 'supremacy, by the exercise of lawful force in maintaining order and subordination on board of your vessel. Behoving that of all who went out that day to meet the unfortunate incumbent of the chief executive office of our National Government, you most elli'ctivoly manifested a just "respect for tho office" by exalting and up holding the name of him who will confer inoro honor on that office than any other man, wo thank you ; and all who truly honor that otTico will thank you for having thus honored it almost before the very eyes of thu man whose baseness and falsehood have so lamentably disgraced it, during his occupancy of it. You havo more over furnished to the dirty insolent aristocracy ol Locofocoism a striking evidence of the m- disputable lact that an overwhelming proportion I of the "hope and s. new " of our country is on j the Whig Mile, and th it we hive "Hugo paivs" that can he elii-ctnally and cllicientlv u-ed upon ; occasion ; and lor this also, we thank you. lio 1 longing moreover to "the law and order party," j we thank you for having so signally upheld tho 1 rights given you by the "law," as the comruan I der of a vessel, and for decisively maintaining the proper"order ol your boat. A foreigner by birth, though you havo long been a patriotic American democratic citizen, the act w'ncli we applaud was peculiarly appro- beggared : and none but those who know what I Pria, l".r"IM .v"u !ls il tribute to that great soul a drunl.ard's family suffeis, can conceive the misery which this family Ins endured sinie the success of this fiendish plot to destroy their peace. The young man, it gives us pleasure to add, has again taken tho pledge, and no doubt will keep it, unless some person with devilish mal ice should again plot Ins rum. 1 me Sun. tV Ri:tuiit. 44 Why do vou not hold up your head as 1 do I" inquired an aristocrat ic lawyer ul a farmer. Squire," replied ihe farmer, 44 look at that field of grain; nil tho valuable heads lang down while those that havo nothing in them stand up right." ma I had an opportunity of scrutinizing his turns, from tho windows, ,1110 entire panora foatures, which I did wilh the keenest inlor- "ia of thu bay. When lighted of her guns, ..... .,,i ,r. ;.,i.. 1 I,-.,.., r.1..,,, ,.,, und her unner soars and rigging, it is thought ono with so romarkable and striking a phvsi- tlwt sho will float so much higher as to bear ognomy. Tho porlraits of him give a good piercing for another lino of port-holo win- general idea of his features, but his smile, uows aiiuruuig uuiu muimui. iuuiS . nnd the expression of his eyo, could not ho "u waier-nuu, -.ui-;aununip ... ..u a .u !.",,,., m.,1 m rnvi nil il,.. rnncifintnil convenience Willi tho sKv chamber at tho ' . . . "' ' . . . 1 . . . . i i .i.i Nairn eon's chiefcharm. His hair was dark ociumric muiviuuai, iu imu, hrmvn. and as fino and silkv as a child; rr.. has bargained for a privato parlor to bo sus thertoo much so indeed for a man, as U ponded under tho bowsprit, in imitation of causod il to look Ihin. His (colli wero even, nest 01 1110 Hanging uiru. Aiiogeu.er mo i.,.. ri.ii.ni- dark, and I iifn-rvvards found thai schomo soenis charming and feasible. 1 ho Tub 800,000 Dinni.ii. The Baltimore Sun states that John Poller, the gentleman who divided tho 8800,000 at dinner, be tween his four children on thu 4th of July last, is a native of Ireland, and commenced business in Charleston, South Carolina, where ho subsequently became, through a Ion course of prudent and punctual dealing, nne of tho wealthiest merchants and capitalists of tho place. About twenty-two years ago ho removed to New Jersey, bringing with him tho avails of his industry, probity and thrift. Ho married in early life into one of tho most respectable families of South Cure Una. Ono of his sons has long been the pro prietor of n splendid plantation on tho Sa vannah river: Mr. I'.'s liberal policy having been to enjoy his wealth with his children, and not to leave them, like too many pa rents, tho senso of sudden independence, lo assuage tho pangs of nature ut thu grave. this arnso from his constant habit of eating jiquonco, of which h always kept a supply in his waistcoat pocket." namo of the hotel, by tho way, is to bo "Sa ratoga Afloat." the waiters are to be dressed in the becoming toggery of tare, and the Tho Winnobrennarians' is tho namo of a now religious sect in tho Eastern part of I'cnnsylvania. l hoy prolcss to reject all creeds and taku the word of God as their solo guide. A man in Williamstown, Mass., had al most succeeded in producing perpetual mo lion. Hi" next enterprise will bo to get in lo a tub, and lilt hnnsoll by his ears. Boy, why don't you go to school V 'Be kasu sir. daddy is afpercd if 1 larn every i Robert WARonor, Esq thing now, I shan't have nothinj to loirn Master of the steamboat when I go to the ead'my. Sir An incident which From die New York Countrnnd tmpiircr. NOBLK ACT NOBLY COMMEMORA TED. A scene of novel and peculiar interest took place yesterday on board tho steamboat High lander, at the toot ot Warren street, on the presentation of two elegant silver pitchers (ol nearly SHOD value) lo Capt. Romkut Wahp. not", tho commander of the boat. The purpose and occasion of the Present are best e.plained by the lollowmg transcript of the inscription on the Pitchers, and uf the correspondence be tween the contributors and Caphnn Yvardrnp. i be pitchers are most tastulullv modelled and exquisitely finished, reflecting great credit on thu shop which produced them that of William Adams (isj Church street,; rrt-sulnnt ot the late Board nf Assistant Alderman, who in this as in many similar pieces of elegant work manship has furnished evidence that ho is no sham mechanic, though a thorough Whig. The presentation was mado by Joseph lloie Esii, who accompanied il by some very happy remards, which wore well received bv the coin- any. Capt. WAnnuor responded briefly, but in very good taste, and in a zealous, i-pirited style well suited to his spirited act. I he lollowmg is the inscription on both pitch ers : "To Robct WABDRor, I'fq. Mastcu or the STEAMBOAT 1 1 IQ II LANUK H. " This is presented by the friends of IIkn-ivClay, i n memorial of lh.it indiL'imni lulrimwrn which vindicated ihn riiitil of that ht-ro'.c siitesunn lo a place with Wa-lunuton, Jefferson and Madison, nnd prostrated I tie minion ot lyrnmc treacliery wno ontril attempt to hiui duvvn me najj tint norc uut iiiusiri uus name.' June 21st, 1?13. os- Tiie BEVEr.sr. 4lThu ever fall nUhonore.1 the mercenary sveo nlinnt who insults this freo republic bv servile limn nge to ollice nnd patronage, nnd thus ever honored bo tne man nenrieo, wno i-rati'iiiiiy n ppreosto nnd manfully defend the uluryof Heniiv ''lay, landing pre eminent alone, without oltien nnd above nil oflico, plnco and power, first of all living men, and 'first in tneneansoi nts countrymen, The letter of the contributors which wo give entire, gives tho history ot the transaction ro fcrrod to, and presents the design of tho gift : New-York, July 120, 1813. Highlander. J occurred on bostd ed patriot, Henry Ciav, to whom you and all our adopted citizens owe so much, for his advo. cacy and improvement of those naturalization laws, under which you and hundreds of thou sands of those of trans. Atlantic birth now enjoy all the rights of native Americans, in this truly free country. 7'uo little oii'iring'whlch accompanies this communication, has been obtained by the con tributions of eighty or ninety persons, tho sub scriptions having been, by the original terms, limited to ono dollar each. The subscriptions have mostly Imon obtained in one locality West street, in the neighb-irhood of tho steam boat lauding. We have no'periuilted our friends in other portions of the city to participate in tho pleasure winch wo take in offering you llmtes. timunial of our reirard for Henkv Clay, and our approbation of your conduct. II id wo ex. tended our ht to the iriends ol linsr.Y ilay throughout the city, we should have found our selves encumbered by an amount of contribu tions altogether inconsistent with our original plan, which was to make an appropriate offer- in;, 01 mii in pecuniary vaiuc, uui auapieu loino purposes ol a simple memorial. 1 ho lorm of two sdver pitchers has been chosen as the most nitabluand convenient. 7 bo inscription which they hear liny preserve a record of your com mendib'e act, when mere published notices and fleeting mum nes have perished. Accept tlit" rn then, tir, and preserve them, not as a reward for doing vour duly, but as a testimonial of the gratitude and re.-poct of our friends and fellow citizens, And fellow Whigs, ROBERT L. CltOOKE, ROBERT SMITH, JOHN 1 CLARKSON. JOHN J. VAX NOSTRAND, JOHN J. IIARKN'ESS, and eighty others. (Copy of Capt. Wardrap's Reply.) Kffl' York, July 20, 1613. Messrs. Iiolert L. Croohe, Hubert Smith, and others : Gentlemen, I havo received vour noble ores. out and your accompanying notice of my con duct, with feelings which 1 find it difficult too.x- press, unused as I am to such an effort, t can only say that without regarding tho beauty and va.uo ol tne gilt, 1 tool myself most honor ed in having, by a spontaneous, and uiipronunh tated act, hi lhu maintenance ofiho .lisi-ipliuo of my vessel, so remarkably met tho feelings. ' my p.urioiiu luiiovv cil.zoiis, nu huh iiiu i preciato the eminent worth ot tienry t lay, ami are ready to maintain his glory and honor at a. I tunes, by all lawful means. All your sentiments of admiration and veneration of thai groal pain. it, 1 fu'ly share with you, through surprised that any act of mine should have furnished occasion for the exptossinu of such bentunents. That my name and conduct should be, even by acci dent, for a moment associated with the honor of such a man, or tho feohngs of his supporters, is "glory enough for me." With deep and labtmg respect and gratitude, , I am, gentlemen, Your friend and fallow citizen, ROBERT WARDROP,