Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 27, 1845, Page 1

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NOT THB GLORY OP C .B S A n DOT T ,11 E WELFARE O T ROME BY II. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, F RID A'Y,J U N E 27, 1845. VOL. XIX No. 4 A PARENTAL ODE TO MY SON, Aged three years andfite month. SI THOMAS HOOD. Thou happy, happy clft (But atop first let me kiss away that teat) Thou liny imago of myself 1 (My love, he's poking peas into his ear) Thou merry laughing sprite! . With spirits feather lutht, Untouched by sorrow, and unsoiled by sin, ((food heavens! tho child is swallowing a pin! Thylitllo tricksy Puck I With antic toys so funnily bestrnck, Light as the singing bird lhat wings the air, (Thcrdoor! the doiir! he'll tumble down tho stair I) Thou darling of thy siro! (Why, Jane, he'll set his pinafore afire!) Thou imp of mirth and joy ! In love's dear chain so strong and bright a link, Thou idol of tho parents (Drat the boyl There goes my ink!) Thou cherub but of car ill j Fit playfellow for Foys by moonlight pale, In harmless sport and mirth, (That dog wilt bite him if he pulls its tail !) Thou human humming bec, extracting honey From every blossom in llie world that blows, Singing in youth's Elysium ever sunny, (Another tumbler that's his precious nose I) Thy father's pride and hope! (Ho'll break the mirror wilh that skipping rope!) Willi pure heart newly stamped from nature's mint, (Where did he learn that squinll) Thou young domestic dove! (He'll have lhatjug off with another shovel) Dear nursling of llio hynicnial nest ! (Are those tome clothes his best 1) Little epitome i f man ! (He'll climb upon the table, tint's his plan !) Touched with iho beauteous lints of dawnin; (He's got a kn fu 1) Thou enviable being ! No storms, no clouds, in thy blue sky foreseeing, Play on, play on, My cfiln John! Toss the liclit ball bestride the slick, (I knew so many cakes would make him sick !) With fancies buoyant as the thisilc-down, Prompting the face grotesque, and antic brisk With many a lamblike frisk, (He's got tho scissors, snipping at your gown,) Thou pretty opening rose! (Go to your mother, child, and wipe your nose!) llalmy, and breathing music I ike the South, (He really brings my heart into my iiioulh I) Fresh as ihe mom, anil brilliant as ils star, (I wish that window had an iron bar! Hold as the haw k, gentle as the dove, (I'll tell you what, my love, 1 cannot write unless he's sent above!) est toil, and with softest spirit soothing the heart of lonely and neglected Borrow, instinct with all that is loveliest in man or angel, him you cannot givo over to tho portion of the lost, or consign to the tomb of the forgotten ! His weakness, his errors, his vices even, readied only the court of the temple itself, tiling round with golden harps, continued to his last hour, through all tho storms that boat upon its roof, to shine with clear effulgence, anil to cliarm wilh tho rich and chaste magnificenco of its first morning. Take your Voltaire, already gone to his own placo,beyond the reach of any attempts of French galvanism to rosutcil'ale him, your Guitho, with his morality of selfishness wrought and polished into the beauty of a statute, and his re ligion of Ecnsuality spiritualized and adorned with angelic graces, your Shelly and Byron, though wo part with them not without roluct anco and tears tako these and do what you will with them, write over the alcove that con- tains their productions tho dreadful letters, that shook tho heart of the monarch of Babylon with terror, ' Weighed in the balances and found wanting ; but Burns is not of them, and do plates ad infinitum may bo prepared front the copies now yielded.,' ' Tho invention is equally successful in npplication to tliu earliest printing wo have seen several transfers from books a century old." ' The principal merit claimed by the pro prietors of this patont is, in the first place, their method of repealing in low relief (some thing like a lithographic printing surf.tco) the trncery of an engraved wood-block or cop perplate from it cut or engraving from such block or plain, in such manner us immedi ately to yield impressions wlncli are not in any jo bo distinguished irom moso unuvn from tho original engraved surface. Tins is effected by means of acids, diluted to various degrees of strength which act upon those narls of the plates remaining unprotected by tho ink, and so leave tho printing surface ve ry slightly in relief. Another chief merit of iho invenliun is tho succcssfiilprovison against llio spreading of the ink under any degree of pressure, whereby the Imest lines nnu siiarp cst edges are repeated with singular precis ion. Another extraordinary result of the in vention is tho restoration of the ancient or From the St. I.ouis Ri'villo. SWALLOWING OYSTERS ALIVE. : lift-, spare mm. lie is embalmed lor preservation in tho delighted memory of ages. For tho good that was in him ho is loved ; and for the good he has dona huiuani him as their friend. wo who speak his name, and all our doings are forgotten !" sccnds.not into their doom. The world cannot ' injured engr.ivings or etchings that is, if an engraving lias been injilied mil, uu it un derstood, as regards tliu piper, but faded through carelessness, or defaced by accident he has done humanity, virtue and religion claim I ? 1 nBvinB can do penee, y re y , . .,. , .,1 ,. ,,i having overy lino and touch refreshed with minis win live wiion an . ,. i. . ...,,,i. ,;,i, IIUIV II1U, tI3 IU JJIVU UIU "llli "l. ' " details, as if fresh from the wood or coppei. " To describo briefly the preparation of a plato or cylinder, let us suppose a newspaper about to bo reprinted by this moans. The sheet is first moistened will) diluted ncid, and pl.iccd between sheets of blotting paper, in older that the superfl jus moisture may be ab sorbed. Tilt) ink neutralizes the acid, which is pressed out from tho blank space only, and etches them away. In all cases where tho Letter-Press is of recent date, or not per "LET TIIRitE HE LIGHT." DV EHEXEZKR ELLIOTT. C!od said let there be light t Sriui darkness felt his might, And fled away t Then slarled sea:!, and mountains cold Shone forib, oil bright ill blue and gold, And crioil, 'Tis day ! 'lis day! Hail holy light ! exclaimed The thunderous clouds that flamed O'er daisies whiluj And lo! llio rose, in crimson drces'd, Leaned sweetly o'er llio lily's breast, And blushing, mur'mur'd "Light." Then was iho skylark born i Then rose the embattled corn i Then floods of praise Flowed o'er the sunny hills of neon, And then in sidlcst night the moon Poured forth her pensive rays ; Lo! heaven's bright bow is glad ! Lo! trees and (towers, all clad In glory, I loom. And shall the immortal sons of Dud Us senseless as the untrodden clod, And darker than the tomb 1 No; by the mind of man, By the smart artisan, By God, our sire! Our souls have holy light within, And every form of grief and sin Shall see and feel ii fire. Ry earth, and hell, and heaven, The shroud of souls is riven. Mind, mind alone Islisht,,and hope, nnd life, and power; Earth's deepest night from this blest hour, The night of mind is gone ! A N AST ATIOJP RINTINO. A new process of printing and icproduc ing, every description of Loiter Press and Engraving has been discovered in England, which appears so nearly miraculous as to tnaku it an act of credulity almost, to beliovc the account of it true. But it rests nn im-' haps older Hum half a year, a low minutes doubted authority and wo cannot m.cstion it. ! suffice for this purpose.' Tho paper is then' " 1 .pntiill t ilni-nl il.n, tliA nkllil IVtlll tvlltPlt Tt will rnrllilnl l iiffiirt nrnnl rlinnrwic in enmn ' . ' - ' .... .. ........... ...... fa... ... tho Lellei -Press to be translorred is in im branches ol the printing business, the pub lishing of books particularly, and will prob ably abolish entirely the business of stereo typing and the art of Wood Engraving. What will bo the moral results cannot bo es timated. Books can bo multiplied indefin- mcdiate contact, nnd llio wliolo passed under a press, on removal from which, nnd on care fully disengaging tho paper, the letters are found to reverse on tliu plate, which is then rubbed with a preparation of gum ; after which the letters receive an addition of ink, which is immediately incorporated with that itely and tho most raro and beautiful works, by which they are aheady tormcd. These engravings and drawings aro reproduced at operations ate effected in a low minutes. a cost ofbul little more than the material. I The" surface of tliu plate around the Ictlei s is billon in a very slight degree uy uio uciu, and on application ol tliu ink it is leiectcd by the zinc, and received only by tho letters, The antiquarian treasures of old books will loso ull their value by being mado common. lint we will not indulge in reflections on the subject ; wo will givo our readers n few ex tracts from Lnglish papers lately received. The London Literary Gazelto contains the following rcmaiks on Anastatic Printing: " Anastatic Printing. This very in genious method of reproducing printed cop ies of letter-press, or line-engravings, wood cuts, lithographs, etc. was obligingly explain ed and exhibited lo us at Mr. J. Woud's, Uarge-Yard Chambers, Buckleisbury. Tho process is remarkably simple, and the pro duct! perfect. In an exceedingly short time, a fac-similiu of any printed page, portrait, picture, or drawing, can be procured ; and then impressions taken at the rate possibly of four or five thousand an hour, and twenty thousand or more without deterioration. Tho operation, nnd a singular ono it is, is to transfer tliu impression of type or any print to tho surface of u polished plulu of zinc; and then lo bung it out in Might relief lo re which arc charged with ink by tho common roller used in hand-minting. Each letter came from the press as if had been imprint ed by type-metal ; aud tho copies aro fac simihes which cannot bo distinguished from the original sheet. Thus tar it may be necessary to describo tho process, that it may bo understood by those of our readers who aie not conversant with lithographic manipulation ; those who are, will recognize some similarity in the method of preparing the stone and tho zinc, as far us regards tho gum, &c. Tho practi cability of transferring Letter-Press, especi ally prepared or ttuilo recent, to stone or zinc, has long been known. A main a Wan tage, however, and n most important one, possessed by llio zinc over tho stone, ns a inero material to work from, is ils portability, and beini! easily formed into a cylinder ; lor. allhough we liavo only spokon of a plato of zinc in relation with the results wo have wit ncssuil, it is to no understood mat in me ex cel vo llio ink, and so to work from it as from tensive operations cylinders will bo employ- liic stone oi inu iiiiiogrnpiuc press, n u saw ed. an engraving wilh letter press so transferred It js not our purposo to enter moro mi ROBERT BURNS. Tho last number of tho Christian Examiner contains a review of Rev. Mr. Putnam's Phi Be ta Kappa oration. Tho writer pays the follow. ing eloquent and just tribute to the character of Burns; "The class is not small of the sons of genius and song to which Byron belongs, and of which he is the head. But thoro is ono whose name sometimes is put wilh it, whom we can not consign to such an association. We mean the bard of Scotland. Burns is not of this class; and we could not even mention him in this con nection, had not his example been introduced as a warning, not much to llio purpose of his argument, as it seems to us, hy Mr. Putnam in his oration. It cannot be said of Burns, that, judged by any standard, even the highest, he failed of success, as a pnet. Nor will it bo saij that he owed his success to his head and not to his heart, to his intellectual gifts rather than to his moral graces. Burns was not a bad nun, a man destituto of good principles. To him who looks beyond the outside of character, who pier ccs to the springs of action to tho penetralia of thought, sentiment, desiro, and affection, he ap pears far better than many whoso outward garb is fairer. Call him frail, as a reed trembling in the win try blast, call him erring, tax him as a sinner sigh over him, weep for him, (but you will weep with him) pity him with deep, overflowing sad neasand sympathy, but oh I say not ho was vile put him not in the seat with tho scorner, with the profane, with tho corrupter ol other won him, of heart so large, filled with a'l sweet and tender humanities, Aim, whoso poetry is the music of nature singing its truth and love, its sadness and jov, its beauty and bonificencc tu a liiinninrr world. trratoful as the breeze of spring, gentle as the autumn sun, silvery bright as the dew on the banks of Door, in child and sire, peasant and prince, man and woman alike touching every chord that vibrates to youthful love, to domestic duty, tu private grief, to bocial enjoyment, to national honor, breathing checri ly in the .vorkdhops, and at the hearths of hoti and reproduced. Tho oiigmal was placed, 1 nulelv into llio scientific ralionaliu of this pa- face down, on bibulous paper, to imbibe any 1 mm, but it is our business to consider its jous frjfin( . Mho erealuro is alive, and will cat right through you,' added he, in a most hopeless tone. ' Git n pizen pump and pump it out !' screamed iho Sucker, in a frenzy, his eyes lairlv starling; Irom their sockets. ' Uli era cinus ! whal'll I do ! It's got hold of my innards already, nnd I'm ns dead as a thick' en, do sometlun lor me, do don't let the infernal tea-toad eat me right aforo your eyes." ' Why don't you put somo of this on'l V inquired the wag, pointing to a bottle of strong pepper sauce. The hint was enough tho Sucker upon the instant, seized the bottle, and, desperate ly wrenching out the cork, swallowed half tho contents nt a draught. Ho fairly squealed from its effects, and gasped, and hlowed, and pitchod, and twist ed, as if it wererr?!ing through him wilh electric effect, whilo at the sanio time 1 lis . ... .,1 eves ran a stream oi teats, ni mucin, ee- oxcess of moisture, and llio back of it spong-' prospective utilities. It cannot be received d over with dilute nitric acid. In a lew otherwise, bv stuck booksellers, than as an minutes the paper was saturated, and the en- J estimable boon, since it will at once super graving and printing loosened, ns it were, sedu tho necessity of warehousing tons of ste from its base, or so freshened that possibly it reotype and paper. There may henccfor might bo smudged ; but, at all events, it may ward bo printed only short editions of heavy ue an was, unuor consinernuio mechanical works, or of others ol questionable sales; pressure, translerrcd to u polished plato ol for if such a wolk " go oil " beyond llio ex zinc, every line and touch.- Not at first dis- pectntions of the bookseller, reprints inabun- tinctly visible, but sponged with gum-water, ' dance may bo effected from a single remain- muy yu k. iiiii engrdving anu pruiieu mailer, ing copy, at an expedient interval, anu mo at tho foot of il) soon appeared, and in relief iidvnnln'go to tliu public must follow, in the At a lalo hour tho othcrnifjit, the door of an ovstcr house in our city was thrust oppu, and in stnlkcd n hero from the Sucker Statcf ilo was quite six feet high, spare, somew' stooped, wilh a hungry, anxious countenance, nnd his hands pushed rlcar down to tho bot tom of his breeches pockets. His outer cov ering was hard to dufiuu, but after survoying In m minutely, wo came to the conclusion that his suit had been mado in his boyhood, of n dingy, jellow linsoy-wolsoy, and that, having spinulcd up with astonishing rapidity, I . t V . ... !. .... ..II lie uau ueeu mrce" io piece it mil wiui uu colors, in ordeY tu kep pace wilh his body. In spito of his exertions, however, ho had fallen in arrears about a foot of tho necessary length, and consequently, stuck that far through his inexpressibles. His crop o! hair was surmounted with tho funniest little seal cap imaginable. After taking a position, ho indulged in a long stare at the man opening the bivalves, nnd slowly ejaculated Msters t 1 Yes, sir,' responded lite atlentivo opera' tor 'and fine ones thev are, too." ' Well, I've lie.'irn tell of Islers afore,' says he, 'hut ibis is the fust t i mo I've seed 'om, ami rehap I'll kno-.v what thar mado of aforo I cit out of town.' Ilaviii" expressed this despcrato intention, ho cautiously approached a plate and scrutin ized tho deceased shell fish with n gravity and interest which would huvo donn honor to tho most illustrious searcher into tho hidden mysteries of nature. At length lie began to soliloquize on tho difficulty of getting them out, and how queer they looked when out. ' I never seed any thing hold on so takes an amazin' site of screwin,' boss, to gel 'em out, nnd ninl they slick and slip'ry when they does come? Smooth as an eel! 1'vo a good mind to givo that feller lodgings, lust to realize the effects, as uncle Jess used to say about spekelation. ' Well, sir,' was the reply, 'down with two bits, and you can have a dozen.' 'Two bits 1' exclaimed tho Suckor, 'now como, that's sticking it on rite strong, boss for Isters. A dozen on 'cm aint not hi n to a chicken, nnd there's no gittii;' moru'n a picayune a pico for them, l'vo only re'lized forly-fivo picayune's oh my fist vetilur' lo St. Louis. I tell you what, I'll gin you two chickens for a dozen, ifvou'll concludo to deal.' A wag who was standing by, indulging in a dozen, winked to tho attendant to 'shell out,' and the offer was accepted. 'Now mind,' repealed tho Sucker, 'all's fair two chickens for a dozen you'ro wit ness, mister,' turning nt tliu same lime to tho war, 'none of vnur tricks, fur1 I've hcarn tell that your city lelleVs mu mily slip'ry conns. Iho bargain being understood, our suck er squared himself for tho onset deliberate ly put off his seal-skin, tucked up his sleeves and, fork in hand, awaited tliu appearance of No. 1. It came ho saw and quickly it was boiled ! A moment's dreadful pause ensued. The wag dropped his knife and fork with a look of mingled amnzemont and hor ror something akin to Shukspeare's Ham let on seeing his daddy's ghost whilo ho burst into tliu exclamation Swallowed alive, as I'm a Christian.' Our Sucker hero had opened his mouth with pleasuro a moment before, but now it stood open. Fear a horrid dread of ho did'nt know what a consciousness that all was'nt right, and ignorant of the extent of the wrong the uncertainly of that moment was terrible. Urged to deperalion, he fal tered out ' What on airth is tho row V 1 Did you swallow it alive V inquired tho wag. ' I swallowed it jest as ho gin it to inoP shouted tho Sucker. 1 You're a dead man !' exclaimed his mix- CURIOSITIES OP SCIENCE. The following passage is from an address recently delivered before the Mechanics' Insti tute of Now York : I mention these fids only in hope of show. ins vou that there is pleasure in studviim the sciences, and when wo como to Natural Histo ry, we shall find the study of that still more amusing. Tho animal and vegetable worlds aro well worthy of observation, frobabiy you all know what is meant by a cycloid. If wo make a spot in the periphery of a wheel, travellingon a plane, tho figure which that spot escribes is a cycloid. Now there Is no figurtlli which a body can be moved with so much velocity and such regularity of speed, not oven in a straight me. iwatlieinaliciaiis discovered this not a L'reaTinany years a"o; but Nature's God lailL'ht it to the caglo before mathematics were inven ted; and when tho eagle pounces upon his prey, ho describes a cycloid. A globe placed in water, or in air, in moving tnecls with resistance, and its velocity is re tarded. If you alter the globe to the form of an eirg, there will be less icsistance. And then there is a form called the solid af least resistance, which mathematicians have studied a lonir time to discover; and when they had discoveied it, they found they had tho form of a fish's head ! nature hau rigged out the lisli with just such a figure. The feathers of birds and each particular part of them arc arranged at such an angle as lo be most efficient in assisting flight. I he human eye has a mirror on which they aro conveyed lo l lie brain ; and llius we arc enabled to taKu nn interest in objects which pass before the eye iNuw when the eye Is loo convex, we use one kind of glasses lo correct the lault; and if it he not convex enough, or if we wish to look at objects at a distance, we use glasses of entirely another description. xlut birds cannot get spectacles, I'roviuencc las given them a method of supplying ihc defi ciency, l hey have tho power ol contracting the eye, of making it more convex, so as lo sec the specks which tloat in the atmosphere, and catch them Tor food ; and also flattering tho eye to sec to a great distance, and observe whether any vulture is threatening them. In addition to this they have a film or coating which can be suddenly thrown over the eye lo protect it ; because at the velocity with which tiicy tly, and wilh the delicate texture of their eye, Ihc least speck of dust would act upon it, as a penknife thrust into the human eye. The film is to pro tect the eye; and the same thing exists lo some extent in the eye of the horse. The horse has a large eye, very liable to take dust. This coating in a-horse's eye is called a haw, or third eyelid, and if you will walch closely, you may see it decend ami return with electric velocity. It clears awav the dust and protects the eve from injury. If the eye should cstch cold, the haw hardens am! projects and ignorant persons cut itotr, and thus destroy this safeguard. touali know, if you take a pound of iron, in a lie ol it a rod a loot long, wnat weigiu it win support. But if it be a hollow rod it will sup

port a weight many times greater than before, Naturo seems to havo taken advantage of this, a?BU, lonr bolora iiiAtliuinaticldiis had discovered il, and all the bones of animals arc hollow. The bones of birds are large, because they must be strong to move their large wings with sum cient velocity ; but thev must also be light, in order to tloat easily upon the air. Birds also illustrate another lacl in natural philosophy. II vou take a bg, make it air light, and put it uu dor water, it will bupporta large weight. Nuw a bird has such an air ling. When he wishes to descend he compresses it at will, and fall radidly; when he would rise, he increases i and lluits with case. He also has the power of forcing air into the hollow parts of tlu body, and thus to as.-Ut his llight. The tame thing may be observed in fishes. They have also an air bag to enable them to rise or sink in the water till they nnd their proper temperature. f they wish lo rise l hey increase it, and if they wnh to miik they compress it, and down they go. Sometimes the fish in sinking make ton strong an cllort to compress this air bag; then down he goes to the bottom, and there re mains for the rest of his life. Flounders and but will dissolve dead flesh. These creatures then, live upon other animals, and even bones are soluble in their gastric juice, whilo it will not dissolvo vegetables at all. On tho other hand, some animals livo entirely nn vegetables, and their gastric juico will not dissolve animal tood. We cannot alter the nature of the animal bv changing its food. It will still belong to the same family. In this particular bees aro better instructed. When they lose their queen bee which is entirely different from tho working bee if you present another to them within twenty. lour hours, ihcy will not accept of her nor obey her. They prefer taking an ordinary grub before it has become a flier, and feeding it wilh a particular fond and treating it in a pecul iar way, and when it leaves the grub state it lie. comes a queen bee, and they always sutler themselves to ue governed by tier. The habits of ants aro curious. We all have heard of ant houses, sometimes twenty feet in diameter, filled with halls and rooms of great 8trcngtn. j neso anu beaver dams arc con structcd on strictly mechanical principles. In some insects the males havo wings while the females have none. This is the case with tho glow worm, and the femalo has the properly of emitting a phospho rescent light, and were it not for this, the gen tleman glow worm would never find Ins way lo his lady's chamber. The ostrich, like the che rubim, is not provided with the means of sitting clown, one cannot Uierelore hatch her eggs, and buries them in the hot sand, and leaves na ture tu hatch them for her. Some birds build no nests ; like the cuccoo, which deunsitcs her eggs in tlic nests of o'.her birds that have bit's like her own, for then Fhn is assured her young will havo the same kind of food she herself would procure. do what they can to retard its progress, and discourage its citizens. It is wholly wrong, unjust, and foolish. Every real frund to tho place in which he lives should do all he can to encourage its mechanics, and ho who has a correct conception of tho duties of a good neighbor and a true American citlten, will ever take pndo in doing so and not run after every little thing that is foreign, from tho foolish idea that by doing so, it renders him a man of the town, by such an act of deep injustice to its own fellow citizens. A TOUCHING STORY. We find tho following very affecting and romantic sketch published under the head of Police Reports, in the Baltimore Republican of Thursday evening : Impohtent SunoicAL Operation. Wc learn from tho Dudham (Mass.) Democrat, that a very impor'lcnt surgical operation vmt performed in that (own, on Monday last, by Dr. S. S. Whitney, upon Mr. Curtis Alden, uged about 20 years. Tho object was tin; restoration of parts of tho face distorted in couscqucnco of a burn some 18 or 19 years since. The deformity had become perma nent, and his appearance hideous. Tliu eyelids were lost ; consequently the eyeballs wore unprotected, in any degree, by their integuments ; and ono cyo turned perma nently upward und outward ; tho angle of the mouth drawn upwards, leaving the teeth on that side uncovered. The operation was instituted lo rcsloro these displacements, and tho success, thus far, is encouraning, promis ing not only the "luxury of winking," but great improvement in his appearance. The operation is thus described : In the first place a circular incision was made, cor responding in length and in its direction with the edits of the inverted lid, so far as it could be traced up the ptrls with which it had become identified I the cica trix (or sear) of the burn was then dissected away m such a mannei as to form directly over the point up on which tho new lid is to be placed, a large triangu lar surface of raw integument. Ovrr this a flap, which was dissected from the cheek on the one hanf, and from the forehead on the other, was turned up with what remained of the larsal cartilage of tho eye lids, and made lo correspond us well as possible with the ball of iho eve. An incision was then mado thri iiuh this flap just below the edire of the tarsal carlil lae, through which the conjunctive (or the lining Poverty. A few davs since, a poor, yet decently clad female, presented herself at 1 membrane of ihe eve) was st-iied and drawn throueh one of our police offices, and requested the "nt.l ihe inverted hd was mado io adapt itself to the . ,, . .( a i ii form of llio eyeball n portion of this membrane wis inugisuaiu iu sunu iici iu uio nuns uouse. then excised, nnd the cut e lee of Ihe tarsal curtilage tier manner anu language uenoieu mat sue . sucureu ay smencs io ine parr coniifjuocs had seen better days; and while sho begged tho ollicer lo grant her last request, the tears in rapid course trickled down her furrowed cheeks, and her sobs checked her utterance, as she. tried lo tell her mournful story. Tliu officer, us in duly bound, asked her name, when slie replied in a mannei that brought tears Irom the eyes ol the eyes ot those steady minions ot tho law, whose hearts a necessarily steeled to pity and the finer feel nigs of the man sufficient to take the ink, and lo give oil" fac simile impressions, bucli, then, is tho sim ple process of an invention, the effects of which will materially bear on tho arts and artists. Anastatic printing will obviate tho necessity of stereotpying, unless casting typo is a cheaper method, which wo should much doubt, of producing successive editions than that of llio new mode. It will also enable printers lo work wilh si smaller slock of type, lo distribute sooner, keeping proofs fur any further or oxlM demand. Wood-engravings, perhaps, will bo most injured by Anas tatic printing: for by it tho artist's original drawing may bo atouco, without any carved block, transferred to llio pages of a work. Tliu result, however, in all ils bearings, seems tti tend to cheap production, audio u wider extension of literature and art; old works too may bo republished at a little cost; and near ly faded prints bo renowod and perpetuated. Fears lire entertained that forgeries and pi racies will become moro easy, and therefore that they will increaso; but now water marks in paper and copyright aro tliu chief securities ; and these the new and wonderlul invention termed Anastatic Printing will not affect." Tho February number of tho London'Art-' Union was issued with specimens of (his new modo of reproducing, which aro thus noticed : " Tho drawing and prints which accompa ny this notice, with the Loiter Press form together an example of this method of print ing. Tho Letter Press was first set in typo by tho ordinary printer of llio Art-Union, leaving space lor tho drawn or engraving il lustrations, which havo been set in their re spective places on a proof of tliu Letter Press ; tho whole was cast (transferred ) on to a zinc plate, and so printed off; and it may bo here observed that there is no limit to the thousands of copies which may be diawn, nor ine slightest diminution ot exce reprinting at a cheap rata of valuable works, the republication of which, according to tho ordinary method, would bo hazardous, as be ing extremely expensive. Again, lor book illustration, nothing could bo butler, tho Iccl- ing ol tho original drawing being entirely preserved, since the work of tho artist passes inimedi itely Iriim Ins own hand to llio page which it is intended Mo adorn. Thus it is seen that llio work is not brought forward in: cording lo tliu taste of the engraver, hut what ) c;,iinr. it composed, his waggish adviser approached, almost bursting Willi suppressed laughter, and inquired ' How are vou now, old fellow -did you kill it r ' Well I did, hoss iigh-ugh-o-o-o, my innards. If that istcr editor's dyin, ugonies did'nt st I it a ruction in mo equal to a small j airthnuako, then 'taint no uso in sayiu' it il squirmed like a sarpent when that killeu stuff touched it; but' and Here, Willi a counte nance mado up of suppressed agony and present determination, he paused us if lo give forco to his words, and slowly and delibe rately remarked, 'If you git two chickens from mo for that livo animal, I'll be d d 1' and seizing hit seal skin ho vanished. The (bout ol laughtor, aud tho contortions of tho company at his finale, would have made a spectator bulievo that thoy had all boen 'swallowing oysters alive !' " John, did you leave Mr. Jones' umbrella at home 1" No, ma." " Anil why did vou not. mv son? Did'nt I tell you to P' " Yes, you did, in a, but did'nt you al ways tell me lo keep something for a rainy day, and as il looks as if to-morrow would bo wet, what better thing can I keep than an umbrella t" fX?" I'm expecting a line from the sher- TIib fire was communi-j iff," as the roan 3id when on his way to the ch trader soever it receives Irom ll.e artist, it is uhitn itely distinguished by tho same on tho paper. Wo may hope that iho finest line-engravings may also bo reproduced at a trilling expense. " What treasures, therefore, of fino art may common enterprise call forth for the pu rification of public tasle ! Il will bo under stood that wu speak of tho system from ac tual inspection, having soon, in five minutes, leller-press and drawings transferred to tho zinc and forthwith printed off." This looks like a complete revolution in tho trade, wo aro not sure even that our branch, Newspaper making, may not also come within ils range, and instead of wear ing out types wo shall print from Anastatic plates I Oregon. Tho party that camo in with Capt. Finch state that tho wholptraco from ID miles beyond tho Big Blue to the State line, was lined with emigrants to Oregon. In that distanco they met at leant 500 wagons aud tho usual proportion of emigrants and cattle. This is the way to fortify our right to Oregon. Actual possession and nccupincy by the right kind of men will bo tho best guarantee for our rights to that regiun, 47. iiouis Meto bra, fr?Tho loss bv tho fire in the woods on Long Island, near Hiverliead, is supposed to exceed S1UU.UUU, some oilier fish havo no air bag ; and so they are never found swimming on the surface; but always caught at the bottom. In this way aro the principles of science ap plied to almost every thing. Vou wish to know how to pack the greatest amount of bulk in the smallest spaco tho form of cylinders leave largo spaces between them. Mathematicians labored a long time to find what figure could be used so as to lose no space ; and at last found that it was the six sided figure, and also that three planes ending in a point, termed the si rongest roof or floor. The honey bee discov ered tho same things a good while ago. Honeycomb is mado up of six-sided figures, and the roof is built with three plain surfaces com ing to a point. If a flexible vessel be emptied of air, ils sides will bo almost crushed together by the pressure of the surioundiug atmosphere. And if a lube partly filled with fluid, be emptied of its air, tho iluid will rise to the top. The bee understands this; and when ho comes tu Iho cup of Iho tall honeysuckle and fii.ds that he cannot reach the sweet matter at the bottom, thrusts in his body, shuts up the bowur and then exhausts tho air, and so possesses himself of the dust and honey of tho flower. The feet of flics and lizards arc instructed on a similar principle, and thus they walk with ease on glass or coiling. Their foot are mado so as to creato a vacuum of atmos phere, fifteen pounds to tho square inch, to en able them tu hold on. Tho cat has the samo power to a less extent. Plants require the sunlight, and some flowers turn towards the sun, as it travels round from eaht to west. Tho sunflower docs this, and so does a field of clover. The facts, though wo have not got tho rcaeou of them, are extremely interesting. ) on all know that if a hollow ball be filled with a gas lighter than air, it will rise and float away. This I RoMtNTic, but McLANcitot.Y.-On Tues day last, the body of Mrs. Hooper Ellis, who had been missing for more than two months, and about whose sudded disappear nncc from tho midst of ther friends, strange and various reports have been circulated, se was discovered in a mill pond in tho vicinity r,c of Mount Pleasant, Penn., by some Indians :!-! : .i... tm. j.. J wiui wtiii fi'iaamt; mu fJirnt;. i uc ucdivu ivne nranil.rLiinlttni' In IVfp Ttnniamln Catr. sk me not my name,' sho cried, ' let mo ! i,il,l ,,fn.,lln,l ,..H h.,'. m.,n nn. bear in silence and unknown, llio fate an in-' )y ., Now veHrs day t0 Mr H EliSi ,0 scrutablo providence has meted out lo mo, ' of Jol)n Elli,', Ew., of Mount Pleasant ; she but let not my aged parents, land brothers WJ a ;nteresting person, aged 17 and loving sisters, hear that that I have y6ar. and 8"inontlw. died the inmate of an Alms House, and the j .. , . . . recipient of public charity.' . i.. .iwrridgB, sue iiiiimaiL-u tu tun IUIIIIIJ Ul i'JI. tfuilll bull) al her in- sho fher I will tell you what I dare tell, if voir a.rriv;''' "f'er ,'wviiiR retired, as her riends will believe that I speak the Irulh, and use' ,l,ou?" 10 slu,eP sl,e arC3S,ed "erAel1 '? vour influence to obtain mo some situation, 1 mo,y ,l,a" usu;,,1 noatnew and precision, left in which I can but earn an honest living,', ' house stealthily, and walked three miles was her impassiond answer. ,0 '. pond' The,.P S,,B deliberately took The magistrate promised lo doall he could bonnet and yell, and tied llioni to a for her, and alleviate her situation much as, were also noticed on luesday, ueu a wiihu iiucKei iiaiiuiturcmei iiguiiy lound her throat, fur the purpose, il is sup posed, ol preventing her swallowing a largo. her hair with en dressed in nged into tho wa ter. Newark Daily Ado. recipient ot public charity.' . ',--" " . ibi I will grant your desire,' the magistrate ,n,,""a,1ed ,0 ,l!fi fnnly ofMr. John Elli replied, ' but if I knew more nf your history w ' ' W"? l,,en sl?Pr"n?' hei and circumstances, I migh probably do some-'te'"10" of her grand mother; thing better for vou.' I accordingly went, and on the night ol fact Is beautifully carried out in lence in succcnivc impressions, sinco new' catcd by spaiks from tho locomotive. I gallows nalure. The farina or impregnation dust of plants, aro little balls extremely thin, and filled with light gas. They are blown of from the male plant, and by falling upon the female plant iinnrrtmitlik It fvnltlrn li.ia mi oipanriil !t ikal the unctuous matter, which causes the impreg nating part of plants to attach to others, never occurs precisely tne Bamo in male and lemale plants. Thus if tho farina of the male plant hit the male plan!, it does not adhere ; but if it hit tha female it docs attach ; the ball bursts, but they aro fastened and take euect The ho, fregnation often takes place many yards distant, rt raising Indian corn, you must all have no. ticed that a siuglo hill of red com will be scat tered to a long distance through tho whole, Tho Virginia creeper throws but tendrils in tho form of a foot, with fino toes ; each toe has s largo number of hairs or spine, which entering the small oponing of brick or lime, swell and hold on ; but whan decaying they shrink anil the plant fall off. Tho vanilla plant of the West Indies exhibits a singular construction except uiai ii wuius iibuu aruuuu otner uujuci. The gastric juice is worthy of remark. It is a tasteless, colorless, inodorous, limpid fluid, like water, anu is adapted in different animals to dif. ferent purposes, in the hveni and other car possible, ' May heaven bless you, sir!' sho said, and told the following mournful and thrilling concalctation ot sullering and commingled wilh sobs and tho actuu ol tho woman. ' Two years ago, sir, I was liappy and knew not what it was to want; my parents were rich, gnd owned ono of llio finest plan tations in a Southern state ; I was but young not twenty, but I had my suitors, the sons of wealthy men, yet I loved them not no one of the gaudy throng had as yet made an impression on my heart. There was in the neighborhood, a poor, but manly youth, the teacher of o'lr district school ; he visited our house, and was treated with all tho respect and attention that tho other visiters received ; and I I sir, fell in love with that man, and it was reciprocated. 'My father soon ducov crod our secret, and forbade him ever to cross his thrcshhold again. Need I say, sir, wo met clandestinely and were married ; we lied and took up our residence in this city illy husband, my William,--taught an acad emy for a livelihood, and for eighteen months we were happy but then my husband was aken sick, and no died I its oil Uod! ho died ! and 1 was left alono among stran gers. I wrote to my parents, asking their forgiveness but my letter was returned unopened. My liulo means aro exhausted, and I must starve, or go to that refuge of poverty tho alms house ; but it will not last long, tho sands of my lifo are nearly run out, aud I look for a refuge from this world's miseries in my grave ' Sho indeed, and every eyo present was wet with sympathy for her unhappy situation. Ono gentleman who was present, with that noble, generous, und manly teeliug, so char acteristic of " nature's nobleman," came for ward and offered her a homo an asylum be neath his roof, which we ncod not add, was cheerfully nnd thankfully accented, and sho left the office with Iho prospect of better, if not happier days beloro her. Thus il is in this world ; misfortune dares place her ruthless hands upon victims of ev ery grade; and iho sous and daughters of luxury sometimes drink ol the bitter dregs of tho cup of penury and misery ! nd thrilling ',osea' 01 Provu'1nS "cr "vane oerversily l(l"an,i,y raPidl.v confined Ii ial feelings lanoth;r handkerchief, and tin k cloak and gloves, etc. plunged Magnetic TELcor-ii'ii line between tb Aii.ant.c and Mississim. By an article in the Albany Argus wo learn that Amos Kendall, agent for' the patentee, Mr. Morse, is making arrangements to construct a lino of magnetic telegraph from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. It will ceminence at Philadelphia (connecting with ihe lines from Now Vork and Washington,) and run so as lo touch alt' ihe stale capitals and large towns that can conveniently be reached on the route to St Louis. Branch lines will run Southwardly from this main route to the capitals of Kentucky and Ten nessee, anil to the cities below Pittsburgh on the Ohio River, so as to includo Wheeling, Cincinnati and Louisville ; and nthe'r branch Unas will run Northwardly from the main route so as to include the principal places along the lakes, between Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, Mil. waukie, &c. The arrangements for completing this great central line aro entrusted by Mr Kendall to Henry O'Keill; and it i under stood that en lUgh of the work will be unishsd with despUch for transmitting to Harrisburgh (if not to Wheeling via Pittsburgh, or even to Columbus in Ohio) an abstract of the President's message at the commencement of the next ses sion ot Congress. Energetic arrangements arc already in prog ress fur completing the seaboard line of tele graphs, at various points-between New Orleans and Mobile, between Baltimore and New York, between Now York and Boston, and between rhstnn and Buffalo. A line from Troy to Sche nectady, and another from Troy to Greenbuth, would enable our citizens to avail themselves, at a slight cost, of the advantages to be derived from tho great line leading from Boston to Buf- lalo. In case, however, it should be deemed advisable to have a continuous line of wire from Boston lo Buffalo, instead of using the hudson river as a conductor between Ureenbush and Albany, the 'Troy roote' would of course be adopted for the main line. I ho expense of constructing tha magnetio telegraph need not exceed 8130 per rails. Troy Whig. Encourage vour own Mechanics. The disposition cannot be too much rebuited. lei it exist in any town it may, tu send lo distant places for products, which could bo enuallv well furnished by the mechanics in their own town. No one thing can be more positively injurious to tliu real interest of any town, to go over llio Heads ol Us mechanics, und buy eho where. It lakes out of llio place money whicu justly belongs at home. It discoura ges and drives off ihe mechanics. It pie vents them from advancing in prosperity, so as to add to the success of their own town. There are people, who think that no arli- Jclo can be good for any thing, unless il be an imported one, audi persons are tne en The PnussuN Corvette. The Pros, sian government have ordered the immedi ate equipment of the Amazon, the only ves sel uf war belonging to that country, with a view of sending hei, under the command of Commodore the Baron Dircking-Homru-Mill, on u voyogo of practice to the Canary Islands, iho West Indies, the coast of Mexi co and Columbia, und the ports of Brazil. N. Y, Jour, of Com. lead enough in that tainml region to supply tat niveious an;rni!i, it will not diteolve live flcth cimcstolho towns in which they live. They utilized world for a thousand yens. OgR Leab Mines. The number of hands engaged in mining and smelting in Iowa, W ciMisin and Illinois, is increasing from 30 to IW per com. every yesrt the agriculture populs lion sud business of that region are increasing in an equal rallo. A new inius was discovered at Galena two or three wseks ago. Tbsra is