Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, 8 Mayıs 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated 8 Mayıs 1846 Page 1
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wctt NOT IHB OI.OB7 OP OASAB BUT TUB W B X. T A B B OP BOMB BY H. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, V Ell MONT, FRIDAY, MAYS, 1840. VOL. XIX No. 4). THE FAl?lr illll" i-'rom'the Motion Mercantile Journal. Cultivate Pcnrs. A ffrcit imnillse bus hppn oiirnts In t.A ,!T,,i."n "f ff" within a few years, fur the discovery has recently been made that it requires no more trouble or expense to raise i run 01 a choice description, such as will (ratify the palate, and sell well in llio mar ket, than fruit of an inferior description, which is Rood for nothing except as a food for four-footed animals. A greal number ofi pear trees have been within a lew years planted in the neighborhood of Boston, and the comparatively recent introduction of many superb varieties bv the celebrated Van Moas, together with some excellent seedlings produced in England and America, appear to fiava given a new impulse to the cultivation of this fruit. Delicious pears, of various kinds, may now be produced io be used in the summer, the autumn, and the winter ; ad atery man who has a small lot of land aliould plant pear trees, selected for the pe - tuiiar excellence ol the Iroit, and adapted to . I. jitr . the different Seasons. SO as tn rirnducn a rtn ular succession offruil. It is now the lime to plant the trees, which may he obtained at any of the nurseries in tliis 'vicinity ; and a brief list of the varieties, which in 'our opin- mn, are best calculated to give satisfaction to PC"SR f preparing the bushel and threii the amateur horticulturist, who wishes to raise1 Pp,'ks of seed did not exceed 62$ cents hit own fruit, may not be unacceptable to '.The increased produce of the field, bv tire- onso of our readers: SUMMER PEARS. The Madeleine, or Citron des Cannes, is one of the earliest varieties nf nvir. The tree is hardy, v.fmrous and fruitful; and ilir ..... -cb. . ..(. er ine ...l-uile ot .nfJ... ,'V' MOt U'c"'f'" "'". and of excellent flavor. Considerable quan- titles oftlns pear are sold in tho Boston mar- ; J 1 in iHoadgood ntn American pear of f V.r. . 11 rr e3ly amI r.eu- ...... . .r ... .s ... medium size, and tie-, et"S to ripen about the 1st of AnE and if , ripe, w.ll keep well throughout the month. , GcntZuSi SeC'!"'S: P':"" 'T hy, Ueneral 11. A. S. Dearborn, some five and tven.nydyZS, a?0, 'S " fr,UU ""' fifSt ,,t I ty,.and tho tree bear, abundant crops, h XZ'iZ '.he m ',J U0fiV"S-. following T V TartU L I g0 , lenTalli Z , Pe rw "'ny uxcel- do, Ho In TI ? T know ' VnA T . LMrl1 " fil,,ly "2. and continues to bear every season. The fruit is lame, and of evnui. , ft I. ... 1 pens in tin: I ist of August, and will keep sev oral weeks. autumn ir.ns. The Scckel is a small, hut remarkably fine fl ivored American fruit. The tree i"s " mo" P"' ",c ",Mr,,r- 1 "" '"'it the heal guen nut in the cnihuti..n of creen. Hangs in flusters and hy thinning, it will lie 'or rerently cut firn-wo'd, is expended in rim. larger and of belter fl i or. It ripens early ' veriiu;; llie water into ateam, in which latter in Sepleuiher, and will keep till October. "If""" it pisses up I fie chimney. This Iumi m The Andre ics is a native seedling of great ' e""rly lot for the purpo-e of narinmg a roinn xcelleiir.,. The tree hears when mine-. : , nr "l0 vari,,us ul,jecls " h.ch ful may be . . I, ...... II I I. .:. ... . uiu i .euiv ., ii" on ir i. on. I ill! near is ol . gnimiy sty..-, ami is npeearlv in Septemlier. The Louise limine dt Jersey is a Fiench pear, ot superior tj tiny. flu. tree is hardy aqd productive, and the fruit is latge, and .if n frv rir.u u ivtir. II is fine i,t . ,.. I...ki about the end of September, but will keep through October 1 h' Tlm PhmS.k n e I 'm Jlem sh Beauty is a f,.re.?n pear, whl. ll succeeds remarkably well here. The r.iil, .....I I. .!. i i .... . i nil, ihi; neeil I 111 l(ir Cil. IIHIII'MS tho tren befure it is fully ripe is uustirpissed ..c;n aiiit veai.uiiii, unu laKeu trom nr in r.cn anu neitrate llavor. It lipens towards the list of September, utid will keep throagli October. Tho Belle Lueratiee, or Autumn Fondan te, h a pear also introduced fram abroad avhhio a few years, which has met with great favor. Indeed, ii is believed to bo equal to ay variety of pear, in this country. The fruit is not large and it begins to ripen about the first nf October. The Urb anisic is another foreign pear, re cently introduced. It is of goodly size, fine appearance, and exquisite flavor. It ripens io October. The Bturre Diet is a pear of large size, and fine qualities. It is of Belgian origin and in favorable situations, may be regarded I a first rate fruit. It ripens iibnot the first of Oclobpr, and can bo kept till December. The J9iz pear originated in Boston, nnd for tize of the fruit and richness of fl ivor, proba bly has no superior. The tree is of most vigorous erowth hut does not begin to bear much fruit fur the first ten years, afterwards it is a regular bearer. Tlm pear is ripe in the last ol October ond November. WINTER FEARU. The (Shut Miirctau in a foreign variety, of tourh merit. It ih a Inrge anil unciiilh looking pear but juicy and of dulicato flavor. It rtpeuy in December. Ta Bturre dt Arrmdiir.r is similar in some rejects to the (iloui M.m eati but although of e,.e.., a ivor. , a je ln,ire fpiritP1 .,,) ' T "' I'eceiniier and J iiuiarv. TIlC Cuiumbla iri in ei-oll l.iAUnthla i.i 1 1 ... . ' nl early winter fruit, of large stze. grest beauty. ad American or.(tlru It Is very produrtue, ,,, ,,ft ni)r w described as remarkably fine. It is ripe in Do ccmner anu January. The Winter Aeis is a small flxyor nf riciiush origin. lu flJW)r j, iild lo b(hrdly equalled, even by any f ,ia ,ulum pure, and It should have a place in every ..nod collection. It is ripe in January, but with care may be kept through the winter. ''he.above list will bu found to embrace a number of varieties, which by general consent air pronounced number one. Prbparation op Sued Corn. Mr. Lar.. iing'Welmore, an experienced Pennsylva nia farmer, stales that he has had his'corn crop increased about 33 per conl, by a sim ple preparation of the seed, as follows : -At noon of the day before planting, 18th of My, (says Mr. W) I put my send corn to soak .in a strong decoction of copperas xvner say txvo pounds of copperas to warm sofiwaler sufficient to cover a bushel of corn. Th next morning took out a peck, added I pint or more ofsofi soap, stirred it thorough l''',nen I"" " I'l'ster enough to make it .convenient fur nlaiili.ni. m mm tiimri. Tlu whole field was planted with tlm seed thus prepared, exrvpl four rows, which were plant ed without any preparation. The after cul ture of tlm whol" was alike passing through each way wtlhlhn cultivator and hoeing twicp. The four rows last mentioned were cut up, harvested and the com weighed and measur ed by itself; also four rows next adjoining, the seed of which had been prepared as above. The produce of the four rows of unpre pared seed was eleven bushels and a half. the prod u co of the four rows from the pre pared seed was seventeen bushels a differ- j encc of five and a half bushels of ears in one hundred and twenty hills. The yield of the remainder of the field averaged fully equal to the four best rows measured. Tho difference in the growth and nppear- ' Knco of the Corn of tho prepared and iinnre 1 nilrL,J 800,1 was striking from the time of its J "PPe-'fance above ground until .it lusseled I ''l0 frn'cf looking green nnd vigorous, the ,,11(,r P"ny unJ yellow. It was all cut down 1 uv ,llB frosl when about three inches high, . tM",B on "l,e'y 'icr llio first 01 June. I P I.. i. . . . I here was scarcely a soft car in the whole field, excepting nn the four rows of unpre pared seed. These were about a week later in ripening than that from the prepared seed. lie sun is n sanny loam. l lio whole ,-x paring the seed, was over 200 bushels of ears. R.xslMIRIiRV BlJMIKS. The rasperry fruit is liurne upon new si Is put out lie- ciiiienl seasiin, consequently it belongs In (he ihinl class, providing f,Jr shortening of the Inst .""' '"'. "' is lobe pr I upon prin- ri, similar to that given for the grape. The wood of the rasnhei-n-. n tr'y S,l"0,, arn l V -r ' .. vear's dura. tiiiu one season thev spring forth f, tl r""' ,'n'1 ' ' "" m.uii frm, and die.- Hut lite root continues to send up un abun- dance of young shoots veaily or a great yt.,r's bearers, (the now dead-wood, ) it be- COn"'S rt of "'" Ptun'" t., some of the young shoots produced the last season, bv " ' ool., tl ly I o s pUnts to form new raspberry beds. At each old root, or stool only six o7 the as f y ' S!,00.,S, ,,,0UJ 1,u iufl,'red " ron,ain,and these s,0ld be cut down generally about one-third of their length. If iTeeded, ii.stead of cuttine Ihem off their ends may bo bent over nnd .-.,,.r..H .i... . r" . . ..7. , " " nu form plants fur new bed,. From the Farmers' Monthly Vi-itor. GIIKEN AND DRY WOOD. From experiments made for llio I ins appeared that a very considerable portion nf . . I I ' Ufll'il. iti r.o, winter morning, the kindling nf a ""'""i o'imiip-s, wnere me wood is nil MMsmied j a mrt ol piiiiisliineni, anj not a light one, to whoever in iv he in.l i ,i I. creai.es thu leluetani'e of gctihijr up thereby .vwmi and putting buh ml' and every nrrunitimi for ie:riiM- Mie ri-e rn in tin oinriiiii... " ""r 'V''' "d 'he tune ,t eaeh .v '" errommj the reli.claiicu of the f uel to ."' " a" !,lli"""'l loss Therefore, we hue, alrea.lv. loss of heat, lo.s hy reluetanre. vvitl, , f ilme, ,d , wlr, f bue ,MIIIj8,. ....... ... i .1 ..... . ' 'o':iii oi i.ouit .iieir part f llnf ditadvautaL'e Well, what next ! Whv. if imssible. it lum pen to he our deiire, worse thn all these hsi rf temper. The dog is kickndawayfr.ini the lire shivering; puss ii broomed away, and the poor littlo white. headed urchins, as they come creeping toward the dunking heap, arc wished that "ihey would keep in bed till the fire burns." Then ".My dear what inxkes you In such bad humor this morning" 'Hid humor, indeed! Who can lielo it, with nothing heller than snow to make a fire of, such a mornimr as tkit t V, miy ihank your stars if you get a mouthful of breakfast helore nnou." "Don't be to furious. I wish that you had the lemper nf your sister Placid : she never complains. I am told, and nukes the Lest nf ev ery thing." 'And well she may well she may! She has a husband .and I only a wan. Every stick of wood she has in burn was cut one year ago thin wmler.lMs been split and piled away in tho wood .muse lor llnce munthaat least." The Thief's Exrr:mnvr. There is a fablo among the Hindoos ihat a thief having been delected nnd condemned to die, thought upon an expedient by which hu might bo res coed from death. He sent for hi jailor.and told linn he had a 5eriel , disrloso lo the King, and when he had done so hit w ul.l be ready to din. The King sent to him lo know what liis secret as. id ,jnl M. know tlm mi f ,(,il,-i,,g ,M W11,, bear gold. The King, .iccihiii) inieil hy his prime minister, courlieis and priests, can.ej Willi ill.' Ihief In a certain snot. I,..r ,t.. I began their incantations. Ti. il.h.r .(,..' produced a piece of gild, declariue ihat if , sown would produce a liee. every hianrli of which should bear gold; " But," added he, "this must Im put im,, , gr,iM, ,v ., son peife-ilv linnesi. I am nut s-), therefore' I pass it lo your M iiesty." no rvmg replied "When 1 was a boy, I remember taking something from my father, which, although irifle, prevents my being tho proper pcr- Ute'r " PJ" "' ,l,urcfure' 10 my !"'mo ,nm- The latter said I " rccoi"'lhe tax from the people, and as '"T ! m,ny 'emplalions, how can .he Pfiy hone,t' ,llBfcfufp. e'" " duhb,P;i?, p!'!1'dfid ,,,e "me " ' ! con t!. A, length l.unli0nrn'nk,.'W "US ,1,0"ld "'"fouf be hung sinre nut on., of us i. honest." I he Ring was an morl, i.:..i ... .... genuity f ,e ihief thi, he.rn a rr .r TUG IIRIDti. Ol lak her, I in lie fiiilifnl still, And may the htidal vow, Be sacred till in after year, And warmly breathed as now. Remember, 'ii no common lie That binJs her youthful heart, 'Tisone that only tiuth can weave, Ami death nlone thuuld part, The joya of childhood's happy hour, t he home of riper year;, The treasured scene of earthly joys, In sunshine and in It-art. The purest love her bosom knew, When her young heart was free, All these and more she now resigns. To brave the world with thee. Her lot in life is fixed with thine, lis good and ill.tn share, And well 1 know 'twill be her pride To soothe each sorrow there. Then take her, and may fleeting lime Only thy joys incrensn, And may your days glide swiftly on, In happiness and peace. MILTON'S IHiINDNESS. With the year Sessoni return, hut not to me re.tirns Day ot the awcel approach uf cv'n or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rote, Or flacks, or herd-, or human face divine) Rut cluuila instead, nnd evrr-iluring dark Surrounds me from the chwrfid ways of men Cut off, and. for the book of knowledge fair, Presented with an universal blank Of nature's works to niecxpun2'd and rns'd, And wisilnni nt one entrance quite shut oull S inn -h the ra'her thou, celestial lisht, Shine inward, nnd the mind thro' nil her powers lrrniti lie there plan' eyes ill mist from thence Purge and diperscf that 1 may see nnd tell Ol lliinus om-ihle tu morinl i-ightl FA.WIXU'S 31 UX, OK TIIH .11 A S SjACICi: AT GOLIAD. ' Blackwood" is puhlisliinga series of ex tracts fiotn n oik "A Cimpaignin Tex us" ttliitli appeared last year in Leipsic, I'iiiiii , Ik- pen of Von II. Blireiilierg, a young (jerniHii, ho served through the brief hut terrific slriiecle in 1835. between Texas and Mexico, xvlnt took part in some of the most fearful scenes of that campaign, being like- wise one of thu three or (our who escaped from tho treacherous massacre at Goliad, where Fanninc's men wero murdered in cold blond by order of Santa Anna. Ehrenberg gives the subjoined account of the scene, which we think will be read with interest, though the incidents arc in some sort already familiar. " After the names had been called over, the order to march xvas given, nnd we filed nut through the gatu of the fortress, the Greys taking the lead. Outside the gat., we were received by txvo detatrhments of Mex ican infantry, xvhn marched along on either side of us in the sanin order as ourselves. Wu were about four hundred in number, nnd the enemy about seven hundred, not includ ing thu cavalry of which uumen.us small groups weie sraltered about the prairie. We n. niched on in silence, not however in the diieciioii we had anlicip sled, but along die rn id ! Vie.oria. This su. prised us, bill up on n fl fling wo concluded thai they xvere ri.udiK-ling us to sum" eastern port, thence to be shipped tu Nhw-Oi leans, uhich, upon the whole, was perhaps the best and shortest plan. There xvas something, however, in the profound silence of ihe Mexican soldiers, who are usually u ceasing chatterers, that inspired me with a feeling of uneasiness and anxiety. It was like a funeral m irrh, and truly may it he so called. Presently I turn ed my head to see if Miller's people had joined and were marching with us. But to oiv extreme astonishment, neither they nor Fanning's men, nor the Georgia battalion, were lu be seen. They had separated us without nur observing it, and the detachment with which 1 was marching consisted only of the Gievs und a few Tex in colonists. Glancing tit the escort, and the absence nf all baggage, now for ihe first lime struck me. I thought nf the bloody scenes that had oc curred at Tumpico, S in Patricio, and Ihe Alamo, of the fa I so and cruel character of thoso in whose power we xvere, and I was seized with a presentment of evil. For a moment I was about lo communicate my ap prehensions lo my companions ; but hope, which nriver dies, again caused mn to lake a more cheering view of our situation. Nev ertheless, in order lo be prepared fur ihe worst and in case ol need, In he unencumber ed in my movements, I watched my oppor tunity, and threw away amongst Ihe grass ot the prairie a bundle containing the few things that the thieving Mexicans had allowed mo lo retain. A quarter of an hour had elapsed since our departure from the fort, when suddenly tho command was given in Spanish lo wheel lo the left, leaving iho road ; and as we did not i understand the order, the officer himself went in front lo show us the way, and my com- tannins followed without taking any panic- ol ir notice of tlm rh inge nf direction. To our left ran a niiiskeel hedge, five ur six feet J in height, at right angles with the river St. Antonio, which flowed nl about a thousand i. ares from its. between hanks iliirtv or forty feet high, and of w hi. Il hanks ihe one on iho nearest siilu ot llio river rose nearly iiernen nearly perpen- dicnlaily out of the water. We were march- ed along lhf side of the hedge, towards thai ' stream, and Middenly tlm thought flashed nei-'nrross n, "why are they taking us in ibis direction 1" The appi-ir inc of a number of lancers, cantering about in Iho fields, on our ri"hl, also startled us; and just then ihn fiol soldiers marched between ut nnd the hedge, changed their places and joined those of their comrades, xvho guarded us on ihn oilier hand. Before xve could divine ihe meaning of this maneuvre, llio word was given to hall. It came like a sentence of duath ; for at the s imo moment it uttered, the sound of a volley of musketry echoed across llio prairie, xve thought of our com rades and our own probable fate. "Kneel down!" now burst in harsh ac cents from the lips of the Mexican comman der. No one stirred. Few of us understood the nrder, and tluite who did would not obey. The Mexican soldiers xvho stood at about threo puces from us, levelled their muskuls at , our breasts'. Even hen we could hardly - believe that they intended lo shoot us; for if we had, we should assuredly havo rushed forward in our desperation and, weaponless though we were, some ol our murderers would assuredly have met their death at nur hands. Only one of our number was well acquainted with the Spanish, nnd even he seemed nut to comprehend the order that had been given. lie stared at tho com manding officer as if awaiting its repetition, and wn stared ut him ready at the fust won! he should utter tu spring upon tho soldiers. But he seemed lo he as most of us were, im pressed with the belief that tlm demonstra tion was merely a menace used In induce us to enter thu Mexican service. With threa tening gestures und drawn sword, tho chief of the assassins again ejaculated the com mand to kneel down. The sound of a second volley, from a different direction with the first, just then reached our ears, and was fol lowed by 'a confused cry, as if those at whom it had been Hinted had not all been immedi ately killed. Our comrade, the one who understood Spanish, stalled from his mo mentary lethargy, and boldly nddresed us. "Comrades," cried he, "xou hear thai volley, that cry. There is no hope for us our last hopo is come ! Therefore com rades" A terrible explosion interrupted him and then all xvas still. A thick cloud of smoke was curling and wreathing towards tho St. Antonio. The blood of our lieutenant xvas on my clothes, and around me lay my friends, convulsed with their last agony; I saw no thing morn. Unhurt myself, 1 sprang up, and concealed by the thick smoke, fled along the side of the hedge in the direction of tho river, the noio of the water for my guide. Suddenly a blow from a heavy sabre fell up on my head, and from nut of the smoke emerged the form of a little Mexican lieu tenant. He aimed a second blow nt me which I parried with my left arm. I had nothing tu risk but everything to gain. It xvas life or death. Before me the almost powerless sword of u coward. I rushed up on him, nnd with true Mexican valor, lie fled from an unarmed man. On I went ; the t r'v,'r foiled at my feel, the shooting and vfelliiic l-eliinsf. "Texas forever !" cried I. an(' "ilhoill the least hesitation I plurged I '"lo ll'" water, and swam for life. The I "u'h'ts whistled round mo, nnd I swam slowly and wearily to the other side, but none wounded me. Our poor dog, xxho h id been with tis all through tho campaign, nnd had jumped into tho rivei with me, fell a last

sacrifice to Mexican cruelty. He had reach ed the middlo of the stream, when u ball struck him and ho disappeared. Whilst thesu horrible sceies xvere occur ing in the prairies, Col. Fanning and his wounded companions xvere shot und haven eled at Goliad, only Dr. Thackelford and r few hospital aids having their lives spared in nrder that thev might attend tn tin: wound ed Mexicans. Besides Mr. Ehrenberg, but three of the prisoners at Goliad ultimately . -scaped the slaughter. Hiving crossed llio San Antonio, Mr. Ehrenberg struck into tho high grass nnd thickets, which concealed him Com pursuit of tlm Mexii'ans, and wandered through the prairie, guiding himself as best hu might, hy sun. moon, and stars, and slrivinn lo reach lib.! river Brazos. Io lost his wav, and went through a vaiiety of striking adven lores, which with some ch iracteiislic skelrh - ... ..." I1 t:r. I .....:. ..e r..... o .... es of Texas life .inn i.aunu, oi vjcii. o.im Houston and Santa Anna, and a spirited ac count of the battle of San Jacinto, at which, however, he was not present, fiil up thu re mainder of his book. The Drtinknrd Frightened, by his) own Exmiittlr. The following story, whether new or old, is good enough lo bn rea! more than once ; whether founded on fact or not, it illustrates very forcibly xvltal we have no doubt is true that a drunkard would be alarmed to have his wife H nil child imitate his example, Thomas Smesdalu is the name wo shall assign lo n very worthy, industrious and thriving mechanic, who became a burden lo himself, a curse lo Ins family, and a nuisance to society nt largo ; in short, one of the most shameful and abandoned drunkards that ever took tho measure of an unmade grave lie was not weaned from his degrading ino ponsily hy means which have cured others but there was one Ihat proved tu be success ful. Though he had a wife nnd five beautiful children, Tom seeme.lt) he unconscious of the fact, lie neglected his work, stiuander ed his wages, which daily grew snnir, and spent his time at tlm pot-house, till thu near prostration nf all his faculties, or the distaste ful words of " No morn trust," warned him In seek the shelter of his wife's care and pro teciinn. His children could not goto school be cause learning was dear und rum was cheap; tho landlord dunned lor Ins rent, Mis. attics dale xvas obliged to keep at home, as she had nn dress fit to appear abroad in, having pawned the last tn pay a fine imposed upon her husband hy the police court. Misery, utter destitution and l imine stared the un happy family ill the face. It is impossible In ex .ggeratH the picture oven had we room or inclination. Mis. S. was u heroine, though not of ro manre. She loved her worthless husband, and had borne his neglect, the tears of her children, the grip.' of famine, and Ihe railing of a drunkard, without repining Never had her exertions slackened, never had u harsh word passed her lips. At night, when she put her children to sleep, she wept and watched for his coming ; and when hu did Come, drunk as usual, she undressed and assisted him to bed without a reproach. At length, her courage, well nigh exhaused, she resolved on one last and des- perate effort At night having disposed of her three eld- est children, she look the three youngest hy the hand, und bent her steps to ihn pot-housu her husband xvas accustomed lo frequent. She looked in at the window, und there he sat, ip Ihe midst of buon companions, with his pipe in his mouth and glass in his h ind. II" xvas evidently excited, though not drunk. Great was Ihe astonishment of thai bad company, and enormous Mr. Smoidala's dismay and confusion, when his wife, pale as marine, ana leading two tattered and bare fouled babes, called for Ihree glassei of brandy and water, and then sal down by his side. " What in the world brings you here, MaryV' said he morosely. 'Ml is very lonesome in home, and your business seldom allows you to bo there," re plied the menk wife. " There is no com pany like yours, and as you cannot come to me, I must come lu you. I have a right to share your pleasures as well as your sor rows." " Bui lo como lo such a place as this," expostulated Tom. " No placo can bo improper where my husband is," said poor Mary. " Whom God hath put together, lei no man put usuuder," She look up the glass nf spirits. " Surely you are not going to drink that I" asked Tom in full astonishment. " Why not? You say you drink lo forget sorrow, and if brandy has that effect, I am sure no living creature has so good un ex cuse for drinking as I. Besides, I hive not! eaten a mouthful to-day, and I really need vnmn.liiiw. t.i a. ... .... ..... ... It - h '--o'l my 9lis-.lgl... W oman, woman, you are not poiiib lo give tho children such stufT as that 1" cried Tom, as she handed each of the children a glass of liquor. " Why nut t Can children have a heller example than their father's? Is not thai which is good for him good for ihem also! It will put ihem to sleep, and they will for get that they are cold and hungry. Drink, my children, this is firo, and bed, and cloth ing. Drink, you can see how much good it does your father." With seeming reluctance Mary suffered her husband to lead her home, and ihat he prayed long and fervently, which he had not done before for years. "The next evening, as he returned homeward, with a steady step, he saw his eldest boy run into the house, and heard him exclaim: "Oh. mother, here conies father, and hu is not drunk !" Tenrton ancient obelisks, on which, no modern came down Ihe parent's check, and from that, "'Rcl""''"1 can make atool of sufficient tern hour he lias not tasted drink, lis bud never por even to make an impression. been vicious or unfeeling; and as soon as! his emancipation from thu thraldom of a le-1 basing appetite became unknown, friends,' employment and pros.ieiitv returned As for Mrs. S. situ is ono of Ihe happiest of of women, and never thinks, without joy and gratitude, of her first and last visit lo the pot-house. something Mi-augi-i- ibtiu Mesmerism. A rcspeclabln clergyman informs us, ihat ' u.nlJ lV0ulJ ,l:,ve ,,B,, ''"II '" itch for Wel-bi-ing recently in ihe vicinity iifMiddletown,1 ''"S"'"- Of history, poetry, eloquence Monmouth courtly, in this Stale, he emhra- 5C"lp"'re, and so on, it would iiotbes.yiug ceil iln- opportunity to visit, in company ",urh to iilF.rui tli it Tacitus was a belter sr. ... iwo oiner clerical gentlemen, n young' . amines j. ingersiiii ; Unit uic- female who is exciting at tho present time n 1 crrt Demosthenes could favorably coin great sensation in that region. She is, it Pe,u wil1' C 'S!I nnii Allen ; and passages xvould seem, another ' Srfterin con Prtvost? e""IJ "u found in Homer und Virgil to concerning whom Knener, a distinguished "' il.'h any thing in thu Mountain Muse or physician in Germany, bus u-riiten l,nL- the Fredouiad. In the scit-ncu of medicine The person alluded lo is now 17 years old. ! or lour x ears past sho has been affecled witti some mysterious nervnus disorder which has confined her lo her bed forneailv that whole period. At first it assumed the form of St. Vitus's Dance, which was followed somu time afterwards with a remarkable sen - 1 siliveness of the whole sorfacu of the body -i.... . . . , uiai mam; llio s iL' l est touch very ininr.i until recently it has taken on its present marvellous char icter. She eats on an aver - age not more than half a cracker in 24 hours,! and her bowels operate only once in 40 days! -yet her lace and enliro body remains lull ami plump, while the sktn preserves the lairness nnd trustiness nl health. This may be considered as belonging to tne preternatural, and Ihe physical; what loin.ws ins relation lu the supernatural, und uiu spir.iorai. She fills into n sort of trance or cataleysy, io . no.n cooomi in per sum passes into Ihe ouier worm. Heaven is opened lo her and sue is uuie io see and converse with its bless cd inhabitants. They have, she sivs, con slant intercourse with this world. Dai-cased persons become thu guardian angels of those in whom limy felt u special interest xvlii'e living, bliu told ono of hu clergymen pre sent at this interview who lived in that neigh hurhood, and had lost a child a short while before, that she saxv tlm child's spirit look ing over his shoulder while he was eng.ged in prayer at a certain lime, in his study. Tho pronfs given that hI e actually liad in- lercoursf. with tint ntiseex world, are as ful lows: lih.od without any wound appeared suddenly on thu forehead, and each of the hands and leel ; nnd subsequently on the posts und lintel of the door of her bedcham ber, and the marks of which remain to Ibis limn. These things aro vouched for by her mother, w ho is a respectable member of tho Methodist church, and others. The gentle men referred lo say ihat she herself talks very rationally, and moreover verv oril.o. doxly on religious subjects, und they came away favorably impressed so far as her sin eerily xvas concerned. I'ermit mo lo suggest to our Legislature wneiner, Delore they adjourn, they ought not to revive Ihe old statute against Withcraft for. If the above is true, and all thu wondeis ol tvlairvoyanco aro absolute verities, then surely that sin is yet extent in the world and ueserves lo be u,adu penal. A. i no a un vn is Irom the Newark Daily Ad vertiser. We do not mean to express doubt about the farts of Ihe case, hut i xvould merely innuiro what the blood on ihe door ol Iho room or Ihe forehead of the pa tient was to do with tho visit to Heaven how does it provo the visit t But we are more particularly concerned lo know what constitutes the orthodoxy of the visiter? riiis'iiun important matter if a lady has really been lo Heaven and conversed with the iuli ibitanls of that placo, she must lie ahln logive much information interesting to common people she may ilerido some knotty questions about qualification. Wot,vr.s. Nu less thin fifteen w olves have been captured by means nf staked pits, in one night, ami hy nne inn. It lo ilc place on the ljpiotmix Kiver, in Na Scotia, and not more than 'JO miles from Si, Johns, For the Frankfort Commonwcnlih. ORIGIN OF THE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH. Nntr .li.rnverie. . l.i .r lost arts, und iho " march of mind " of oiir,aroun, "l,oul '"'l'e'1'ment, so as to much ago though seemingly a forward, is veryta,ny- mA ,WL'n,y let'". Upon often only a retrograde movement, Mr. Ed-I r scPi,rn""fT fro' ono another into dts ilor. ' '"J" countrtes.they ngreed lo withdraw them- If you will, at a leisure moment, read the I? , e, l,UnC,!,i,l1y 'n'0 ''"'f dosels at a ccr 241st Number of the Speclalor,publisjit.d on I . -' nl"1 10 conv,,"e with December Gib, 1711, you will bn much n"c nnn.,l'c,r W of litis their invention, amused at divers conceits and fancies therein ' A"or,,,nS.v wl,un ''"'.v re some hundred contained, and will not fail to obse.vo how ! !"',? H,!"",,'r' P!rl' ,,r ,I,L' sl" himselfup much Ihe folks .r thai day were like the V.' cI1,,s- l"o Hppuiiitffl, and im- present. And, if you havo a passion for ,r, , ""-'"i' " "l"" ,lle li'l-'l"te.-comparison.yoti may run out the l.itorv of J , , ,. '" , """-''ny '"ng lo his our race, through the modern, the middh.'and , ,,'Tr ''":rw' ''j' "".""" " '"V loiter Ihe primitive ages, and Xour leseatcl. "ill ""'"I''1' 'hi- words which he had occasion bring you lo the conclusion, that man is nr.-t-! ' " """ ,l,f! ""d of ,!VC- ty much the same uiiuim.l now, that hi u. ft"''!" " 'V"1",'"" v""' e.,f,,s,n. ways was. Exa , him anatomically, and ' '" "l',' "w '":x M"' ""W " own you will find his hones, nerve,, muscle's, i... I sl'"'l'" '.'"'"H;- tm.vtiig f j,Sell to eve ewsa.td brain evident cast, f the s;l. ty . U''U,'r "'"C1 "." "' ''""'l'"nde,,t original Atlamic die,. Inspect him will, a '"'i "! "V1'," 1 H'".v talked to philosophic ey.studv hi, passiot.s.schetnes 1 P'i' '.'V""5 " 111,1 "llni'lil, nnd convey- . ...i . 1 .flllllieli-lnrioirltl-i.. n. .... ,1... ! "" plans, and you will find them all work-1 I illir after lite nld nirl..l I ... I - ing after tin; old model. I.nok at his us of accomplishing his ends, mid you will dis cern in Ihem, substantially, the same imple ments thai were used by Noah and his im mediate descendants. Should'voiir mind be disposed in Us self romplacency, to adept , - ... cii. . uiii fifii i',ii-Y, ,u ttl.OPl the idea. Ihat ibis is the n.osi fav ,1 . ,r the world, and that the march of science has ,""""d '" '';,vn s,"'n "lem "f'"Pond. burst asunder the veil that concealed ,lc 'nf.WMl' .ne '""'''" l,en they were guard mysteries of nature, just hold your horns a . f fl" "d watches, or separated by little while, nnd point us out a structure enonl to Solomon's Tetnplo, or even a few of the Greek Temples, that havo escaped the rav ages of lime, the Gulh and the sword ! We have not gone ahead in Architecture that 's certain. Look at the huge stones in ancient ruins in Egypt, brought from quarries 803 miles distant, and whitu all wonder m ih power by which this was done, all agree that thu art is lost. It is so, also, of the carving - L ... . Tho modern world thoughl for n long time, ' ancients knexv nothing about glass, Dl" fccvnt discoveries have settled that point lo hiui.i"'""5"15' t urning is claimed lor Die motl- erns, nut llio t'hiiu-se dispute thu fact. Of gunpowder, lite question miy be raised whether it xvas a Monkish discovery ,or a gra- (nitons present from ihe Devil, but comu it ors in the Russian fleet who arn Jews. At whence it may, the Art of war is the same " review of the tlm fleet on a tecent occa liowih.il it was in Ihe days of tho Ilnninn sion by the Eim.eror. two s iil,ir r.. .nl,-, ,!,- legions, vicsar woitiii unvu held Uuonaprle a light hustle, and anv one of his Lieuten- "f""" wou'leff"! departures from the practice , 1110 t'lf'-'rchs, Uoclors aro marching ''!-'"" 10 "fsi principles. Lold x-ater ,'"t n'.,ls f"1""' he very good for Adam and ve' nnw found lo be excellent for their 'um'to puslurity ; strong drink that was bad 1 fr N0'1'1 ";'de him expose himself, has "BH'" conl" "nder the ban of iho faculty : .....I .I.... ,, . J . "" Kii--..imiii-ai-iill sx s em is revi. J""1 hy. a ncw scc, " 'l0 ca cure everything ' . y B'v'"g as near to nothing as is attainable H,l""u". dilulion and infinilo division of n,i,,lef' Some, loo, Nebuchadnezzar like, K" . . 1 ,,,e ,le'.us 'n" ,e"co corners, to look lorlite. preserving herbs, and have found many things there, as Nebuchadnezzar did, that will sweat, puko and purge and thex havo already brought down the calomel and tartar-men from table spoon lo tea spoon doses. Morals, somo say havo greatly im proved. Perhaps they have, but it would be a curious thing lo inquire what part of the Ddcalogue would bear innovation lo makeii more applicable in our purer daxs. A slight experiment would probably cau'su the whol. human race lu pray for ils re-enactment, and conventions would bu called lo sustain each commandment, similar to Iho ore ihat has recently been held lo sustain the ehV icy nod integrity of the fourth. Appearances do point a little tint way now, (wo mean to wards greater perreriabihlv. ) f,)r modem sympathy has found out that it is cruel to hang a mm for murder or Irejsnn, and tint it is h-nefice.il legislation to starve the fami lies of honest mechanics, in unler ibai r... ...Is may live romfortahly in houses built for ihem by tho St tt.i. Thu nuiionls ilioni'hi liiferenily, and got along toh-rahlv well, hv thu gallows, the gallies and transportation. I lie befnevoleuce of Iho l!),h ceolnrv is ac. live in finding out how to belter iho Condi- ii.in ol vill mis, or lu srr.-cn ihem fioni pun-j' oiiii.L-iii anu, "me n was deranged or in a "somnambulic stale," is now ihe consohi lion society has fur deeds that shake it tu i s centre, and cause every hair lo stand on cud with horror ! But all of this "M-ieneiic Te! epranh." which is ileiiooiioa. led, par-excellence, the wonder of tho age. That this great invention was known lo Sira- ..... ..., ...U ..,,u n utiiaii from Iho number of the Spectator abovo ul-l is manliest trom Iho lo ouimr niim-i luded to, which Mr. Addison calls "chimer. ical." Strada mentions the magnet and the needles, and only omitted lo name the wires, for thu thing xvas so common in his day, that ho deemed il idle In mention what was known lu every body. Mr. Addison made a su geslioii fur Iho benefit of lovers but that Is nut needed in our cuiinlrv. when, rumil has " "B tu' " " in " ill moving fast ii i at. as Hie i-nsi. m:iu -......: li . '"'I i asi. (( 3TrUiA,in one. of his 'Prolusimis.' eivos H" "f fhemical correspondence be-j I ween two Ii i.-nds, by tlm help of a certain i Inidslone which had such virtue in it, thai if II touched tun certain needles, when mm of1 enough lo Abeideen, New Albany nrTrx.' "'""."' "H"l"gence, hoiiesly, and cner-u- ... , J Il'X let it bo done bv surer inr-iuii ihan Uu ,1 ,, . . Ihj! needles so touched began lo move, the oilier, (hough at never so great a distance, moved at the s.uio time, and in the same manner. lit. lells us that the two friends,! being each of then; possessed of one. of ll.eso, needle,, ,,h, U.d of a di.tl.plaie, inscri - bine il with the four nud twenty letters, in - . - .... k . , ' ihn same manner as llio hours of tho day arc marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. They then fixed one of the needles on each of these plates, in such a manner, that it could muve - y - ' one. in mi llisiani over cities or uiooniuiiis, se-is or deserts. "II Monsieur Scudery, or tiny olhrr wri tor of Homnnce, hud 'introduced a necro mancer, who is generally in the train of a Knight. errant, making a present lo two lov ers of ii couple of those above-mentioned I , ... . . . .n.r""' "' would nol-have been vuimiis nnu tiuvuiiiures. " In the meanwhile, if ever this invention should bo revived or put in piuclice.I would propose that on the lover's dial-plate there should be xvritten. nnt onlv the four and twenty lettcrs.but several enliro words which ...nu always a piace in passionate, epistles, as flames, darts, die, language, absence, cupid, heart, eyes, hang, drown, and the like. This would very much abridge the lover's pains in this way of writing n letter, as it would enable him tu express tho most useful and significant words with a single touch of tho needle. c THRILLING INCIDENT IN RUSSIA. The folio wing melancholy anecdote shows the effect of ihe decision of character exhib ited by lite Russian Czar : It is well known thai there are several sail. ly excited his alletiiion, hy both, tke precis ion with which they pei formed several diffi cult miiKeiivres, and by thu agiliiy and da ring which they display, d. The" Emperor was so much pleased that he iuimcdi.ilelv promoted mm n )(. ;, enptain ; iln- i,er ha unpointed to be a lieutenant en ihe spot. Theru is, howeier, an usage forbidding iho Jews to wear an epaulette; and the admiral of the fleet, who stood by the Emperor, knowing ihat they were Jews slated the dif ficulty lo his imperial Majesty. " Pshaw !" fcried" the Em'pe eror, "tnat Hoes not signify in 1 'be least thej y shall immediately embrace the Urcek religion, of coutse." When this determination was communicated to the two young men, sorrow and despair seized upon them ut thu thought of receiving honor and promotion on such inexorable terms. Know ing that remonstrance or refusal would be in vain, they requested of the Emperor per mission to exhibit still more of their manoeu vres, as ho had not seen ull that he could do. This being granted, they ascended to the lop-mast, embraced each other, and, locked in each other's arms, threw themselves into llio sea and disipnearcd forever. What ef fect this self-sacrifice produced upon thu Czar is not related. EARLY WEALTH - A. J. TIRRELL. Many persons who have discovered that is reg.uds themselves, xveallh is not happi ntss, and that there is perhaps more of en joyment in the pursuit of it than in the pos ession, are yet anxious lo gather riches to jethi r for the sikc nf their "children, lo ex empt ihem, as fir as possible, from tho un-eisiii.-ss of care and llio necessity fur labor. It is too ufieii, ns almost exery one may have had occasion to uhserxe, a mistaken kind ness ; hut still, each paieut hopes that his children an- ol a ilifle t mould from those of other men, and will proxi'ih.-i Ives able to bear prosperity and n-sist t. oiinniin,. even In-Ion- their spirit has been exercised, their pissions purified, and their judgment strengthened by tin. i-jrperi.-nr.-s of life. And il max be that some are lo he found who from hippy constitution IIM, j, training are thus lilted to p iss unscathed through dan gers by which multitudes perish ; but, in the gieat niiijoiiiy of instances, Ihe result is lisislious in one wf,y ,)r thu other. The case of Albert J. Tinell, recently tried in Boston, for the minder of tho beautiful hut '' """ Mis. Bickford.is an instance xxhich mav hi( regarded as somewhat to tho nnint. as Tirn-ll, on coming of ago, a year a en'or thereabouts, received un eslalu of $15,000, the piincpil pail of which xvas squandered during Ids intercourse with his victim. Had Tirrell been thrown upon (lie world with no moro than sound principles, sufficient educa- 11 , , '"" , '" mv" c''fS',, lo depend upon he xvould not now be ,i trembling u-sident of a prison, only escaping the last penalties of the I iw, through the exiremu scrupulousness of those by whom he is tried, nnd it is easy to see. in such n picture, tho paternal affec tion which gathered niuney together for the advantage of tho boy, was the very error ' which den I roved hioi completely. If, then, it is desired lo make men uf our sons men . . . . ... ;,. ;,. ,i ,. . ;. .M , ..... ......j; ....... .. V.HI, M, lilt) II.JISI'I 0 ibelr ran,ir in life, uhich r.:i sink ihem in sloth and sensuality. Let vour hoys I... compelled to carvo out a way for themselves, as y ltd to develop all that is in il...... . ,f .. I... .1...:. r. - p , -- Mf-u mi iiiuu ex eiii- uslly tn accumulate riches and enjoy leisure lhey'wi:i bo prepa.ed to sustain ilu-mselv,-,' wisely in a situation which is iporu-trvitu' than all iho p. iils of ordinary poverty When the necessity f,r .xrtiio.i is taken .way, tho best of us aru in daitger.-iVrar Gai. " , i . . . , -1 I'M b . v ...