Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, June 19, 1852, Image 1

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3nne 19, 1952.
Ortrt Vuttrii.
rou who would Warr together must keep in Step!,
At , the world keeps moving forward,
Lila. army marching by
near yo a u n
not its heavy footfall,
That rssoundeth to the sky
`Fume bold soldiers bear the banner—.
souls of sweetness chant the song--
Lips of energy and fervor
Make the umid.bearted strong !
i,lke brave spirits we march forward ;
If you lingeror turn ba'eks, .
You must look to get a jostling
Wide ron stand upon the track.
keep in step.
Mr•g neighbor, Master s.itandstill,
Gazes on it as it goes ;
!ivt quite sure that he is dreaming,)
In Ws afternoon's repose !
.Nothing good." he says " eai► issite
From this endless moving on,"
Ancient lams' and institutions
Are decaying, or are gone,
We are rushing on to-ruin,
With our mad, new. tangled
While he speaks, - a thousand voices,
As the heart of one man, say—
Keep in step.
Gentl.l neighbor, will you join us.
Or return to " good old ways l"
Take again the fig-leafapron
Of old Adam's ancient days;
Or become a hardy Briton—
Beard the lion in his lair.
Millie down in dainty slumber •
Wrapp'd in skin of shaggy bear—
Rear the hut amid the forest,
Skim the ware in light canoe I
•• {y, I see! you do not like it,
Then, 11 these "old ways" won't do,
Keep in step
De assured, good Master Standstill;
All-wise Providence design'd,
Arpiration and progression,
For the yearning human mind,
Generations left their blessings,
In the relics of their skill,
Generations yet are longing
For a it-eater glory still;
And the shades of our forefathers
Are not jealous of our deeds—'
We Gut follow where they beckon,
We but go where they do lead!
Keep in step
One detachment of our army
May encamp upon the hill,
While another in the valley,
May enjoy " its own sweet will ;"
Tli+c, may answer to one watchword,
That may echo to another;
But in wiity and concord,
They discern that each is brother 1'
Brea,t to breast they're marching onward,
In a rood, now pi.aceful way ;
You'll be jostled if you hinder,
So don't oiler, let or stay—
Keep in step !
Fcs.s c Ism ENCE.—I have noticed, says %Vast'.
I , ,tton brag, that a married man falling into Mt&
! ,, r tine is more apt to retrieve his situation in the
warld than a single one, chiefly becaulie his spirits
sit toadied aid endeared by domestic endear
ments, and self-respect kept alive by finding that
ifeviA all abroad be darkness and humiliation, yet
~ere is still a litle,worlil of love at home, of which
tie is monarch. 'Whereas a single man is apt to
no to waste and 'self-neglect, to fall into ruin like
same deserted mansion for want of an inhabitant
!hare often had occasion to mark the fortitude with
soich scorner, sustain the most overwhelming re
verses. TilO5C disasters which theafi demi . the
;pm: of a man and prostrate him in the dust, seem
neall forth all the energies of the salter sex, and
give such intrepidity and elevation to their Charac:
ter, that at times it approaches to Sublimq. Noth
inz can be more touching than to behold a soft and
tender female; who had been all weakness and
dependence, arid Ave to every trivial roughness,
whale treading the prosperous paths of life, sudden
ly rising in niellial force to be the comforter and
Fop porter of her husband under misfortunes, abid
ag wt . h urislitiiik mg firmness the bitter blasts of
adversq. As the vine which has twisted its grace
fill foliage about the oak, and has been lifted by it
m the sunshine, will when the hardy plant is riven
by the thunder bolt, cling arount it with the caress
hg tendrils, and bind up its shattered brow ; so,
too, it is beautifully ordained by Providence that
roman, who is the ornament 'and dependant. on
martin his happier hours, should be his stay and
enlace when smitten with sudden calamity ; wind
ing herself into the rugged recess of hii nature,
tenderly supporting his drooping head and binding
op the broke n heart.
WiIAT A COCNTRY !—The C incinnati Cc4intetcial
Flea up the agony and goes it with a rash, in a
AROUlitig paragraph, as follows :
We hare the longest railways and telegraph
lines, the best wives, the fattest children, the big
resrrivers, the lastest steamboats, the worst police,
the most adroit rascals the sun ever shone on, and
re can put a chunk of ice in one of Hull's safes,
chuck said salo is Mount Vesuvius, hand it out af
ter years, and cool a lemonade with the contents
In short, we are a mighty mass of conglomerated
nsefulnes., each fragment doing the test for itself,
bat all mankind one mighty circumference for the
whole, as the hunter said when he split a rail for a
fr.," In the days when tchmenlieut was largely
e nv ged in bree.iing mules for the Southerly mark
et one morning, Tracy who was is sttiesi a a an.
tee as ever whittled a shingle or sold a clock, .
Vottd t ith a .s:tuth Car inian on the MOPS of the,
Capitol, when a drone' males pasted by on their
southern jnurney,
''Tracy," said the Carolinian, "there goes a
tl•mpany of your constituents."
"Yee,.' was the dry retort, a they are dOODUIRIG
g ' '' ll/ Z t Sauth Carcilina to teach school."
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VeW have visited the flourishing town of New
Baintree,hlaesachusetts without becomingsacquain.
ted with Abe beautiful ao l romantic vicinity of black
Shortly after the experation of the French and In
dian War, a hardy settler named Warner, built his
little Cot by the pond, on the bank of the beautiful
Ware river. On the morning when the defenders
of Fort Edward sailed forth under,theCommand of
Colonel Williams to meet the advancing enemy
led by Baron Dieskan when the former suffered
death, Warner, then a private, was one of the last
to seek the retaining shelter of the Fort and distin
guished himself ti short distance from tot watte -by
a long and obstinate with a gigantic chief of
. the
Oneida tribe, whom he killed, and according to the
rude fashion of the day, bore his scalp in' triumph
to tamp. During the war by his courage and
ability he won then the envied honor and title of
captain. -
One morning, a few years afterwards, he sur
prised his wife by his speedy return from the forest
where he had intended to remain during the day.
He entered the bens without speaking and hastily
seized his rifle. She noticed the firm step the un
wonted flashing of his eyes and stern compression
of his lips.
"Husband," she said with an anxious look, what
has occurred to move you thus 1 1
"Moved," he replied, "do I really appear mo
ved 1 yet it may be so, bin not with tear, tear
cannot move me."
" Fear !" she exclaimed with alarm, "have
you been in danger Speak, oh, I entreat
He. smiled, and that smile served partially to
dissipate her apprehension : white she shrunk back
almost ashamed at vehemence of her most anguish
ed alarm.
" Do not agitate yourself my dear wife," he re•
plied, you see I am now sale and with you, but do
brinr, me my box of flints and that quickly, for I
require one that will not miss fire.
When she returned with the box, he after a ann.
ate selection, affiied one to the hammer of hiari•
fle a and hecarettilly cleaned the vent hole and re•
loaded it.
a Now," he said as his eyes Jd rapidly
along the barrel of his piece, " I at,. :ow about
ready." r „
His wile, who had noticed all these precautions,
said in a calm but sad tonel fear you.will deceive
' I haie kept aught from Yost,' he said, "it was
affection that prompted the act ; but now you shall
know all. A week since I learned that an Indian,
hid been lurking in our neighborhood From in•
quit ies he made of the neighbors, I found that .1
was the object of his search. This morning I un
expectedly saw him. He retreated hastily, but turn
ed for a moment with a look of deadly hatied and
defiance. I understood its language—the looks o f
an Indian are more expressive than his words—it
plainly said your life or mine."
"Oh my husband you sure will not go forth to
meet this dreadful savage—it would be unutterable
madness. Why cannot you fly from this honitle
place, and thus elude him."
" Fly— ah, it cannot be poor trembler. By hea
vens it shall never be said I 'fled from a single In•
dian ; besides I know this blood thirsty savage ;it
is Black Wolf, the celebrated chief of the Oneidas,
find the brother of him 1 slew at Fon Edwards.—
In revenge fOil his brother's death he seeks my
"Then for my sake," said the afflicted wife and
for the sake of the Rips innocent—she pointed to
the cradle which contained a prattling infant of two
summers—do not go alone."
i. It must be he replied firmly, though ap
parently moved by her affectionate arpeal—" my
safety depends upon it. As a savage, 1 must meet
him as such and defeat him as such, and that in his
own barbarous-.manner. Remember you are the
wife of a soldier, be firm, or at least," he said,
with an emotion he could not control," do not man
me. "If I fall"—he hesitated for a moment, then
Suddenly caught his child, kissed him again and
again, pressed a burning kiss on, the cold brow of
his wife', hastily embraced her and rushed from the
Ho had not been absent an bent before he dis.
covered the Wilzig place of the Indian —The wa
ry eye of the sat : age was too busy not tone al soon
as he was seen.
Then commenced these fearful movements by
which the sons of the forest strive to induce their
foes to leave some portion of the body exposed to
their deadly rifles.
The chief, though the most renowned of his tribe
found the captain in every respect his equal, and
after lid( an hour of intense labor and suspense,
neither: bad gained advantage.
The Indian, at this moment, saw Warner leap
from his lurking place and disappear behind -the
trunk of a large fallen tree. What was now to be
done he knew not—he was too wary not to appre
hend some stratagem by Warner ; he, therefore,.
neither advanced nor retreated, but kept behind a
gigantic oak. At length to hie great joy he discov
ered the hat of his enemy slightly emerging above
the, body of the tree and, quickly disappear. The
Indian smiled with savage aught as be muttered,
It ihe paleface is a great warriors, but afoot." The
son of the forest would not lie ~when he could stand
he would not expose his head 'and his feet at the
same time.
Dating the soliloquy lie was slowly poising his
rifle, ready to take the first advaatage date itnpro•
dent movements of his adversary. The het was not
eo clearly visible that he fired. It quickly.fell, and .
was silent for a minute then a wild eiuiting
whoop reached through !fie forest,and the:: Indian,
rushed forward to secure She scalp of his fallen en.;
eritY. When within two rodit . of the fatal freti4;*.
Paused with amazement. 11efotWhitn;`*ith:ipW
ed rine, stool the powerful iorrkek Warier. On!;
look of unutferable . balei it was die.clileftatit's talk
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The Bach Pond.
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The report of hie rifle resounded through the forest,
and the Black Wolf lay writhing among the fallen
Tt e captain was not the tool the Indian had sup
posed him. Feeling that neither bad gained any
advantage, and being desirous of briging the corn.
bat to an issue, he resolved to haiWill to a
stratagem, which, if successful would give him a
fatal adiantage over the Oneida. lie, theretore,
threw himself behind a tree, and slightly elevated
Vis hat Upon a stick. This the Indian saw, and after
wards fit.ed at with the result we have already stnr
ed above.
Warner looked upon his dead toe with the stern
oy which warriors feel.
" You have been a great chief, but a cruel war
rior," he soliloquised, yet your weapons have been
used with courage and skill ; you shall not be de
prived of them even in death.
With cords he affixed the rifle, that had proved
fatal to so many to the cctICI hand, placed the torn
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ahawk and scalping knife in the wonted place,
tied a large stone to the feet, and placed the body
in the canoe.. When near the centre of the Pond,
he lifted the inanimate form with his face towards
ffie setting, sun ; and the smooth waters became the
Indians grave.
Warner, though a eonquerer, returned with ittid
nen to his friends, whose joy can be batter imagin
ed than described. From that day, this beautiful
sheet of water has been known and called the black
Thrilling Sketch.
, In the month of October, /824, my vessel was
lying in Mobile. I went ashore one bright morn
ing, to do some business with the house to which
I was consigned, and as I passed along the Street,
it occurred to me that I might as well have a beard
of a week's growth reaepd, before I presented
myself at the counting•room. I stepped into a bar
ber shop, and told the barber to proceed.
He was a bright mulatto, a good looking young
fellow, not more than two and twenty years of age,
it appeared. His eyes were large, black and unn•
dually lustrous. His-manner at first was quiet and
respectful. I thought he was a lor.g while lather
ing my face, and I told him he must have bought
his soap at the wholesale price. Laughing, he re
plied; that mine was a long beard, and he knew
what he was about.
Are you boss here, my man I" I asked.
"Yee," he answered, g' my master set me up,
and I pay him twenty dollars a month for my
That's a good interest on the capital invested,"
I remarked ; "can you pay your rent and live on
the balance of your savings'!"
" 0; yes! and lay up something besides. Some
times I receive thirty bits a def."
" Then I suppose you will buy your freedom one
of these days ?"
"As for that," he replied, " I care but little.-,
I have all the liberty I want and enjoy myself as I
go along."
By this time he had laid down his brash and
commenced running his razor over the strop, look
ing at the blade every tinie he drew it across the
leather. His hand trembled a little, and his eyes
absolutely burned like fire. I did not feel creasy,
but I could not avoid watching him closely.
At last he commenced shaving me. My head
being thrown back, I was able to keep my eyes
fixed directly op his own. Why I did Aro, eaartet
tell; certainly I apprehended nothing, but I did not
remove my gaze for a single instant while the ra.
zor was passing over my neck and throat. He
seemed to grow more and more uneasy; his eyes
were as bright, but wee steady as when I first ob
served them. lie could not meet my used and
deliberate look. As he commenced shavin,6; my
chin, he said abruptly—
" Barber's handleia deadly weapon, sir."
"True enough, my man," I replied, " but you
handle yours skilfully, although I noticed your,
hands shake a little."
"That's nothing sir—l can shave just as well.—
My hand shakes because I did not have much sleep
last night. But I was thinking just now," he added
with a laugh, hoW easy it would be for me to cut
your throah
ig Very likely," I replied laughing in return, but
looking sternly at him—" very likely, yet I would
not advise you to try the eipgiment."
Nothing more was said. e soon gniebetl, and
arose from the chair just as an elderly gentleman
was entering the shot,.
I went to the glass, which did not reflect the
chair to arrange my collar. Certainly I had not
stood before it a single moment, when I heard
something like a suppresied shriek, a gurgling, hor
rible sound, that made my blood run cold. I turn
ed—there sat, the unfortunate gentleman, covered
with blood, his throat cut from ear to ear, and the
barber a ravines maniac dashed his razor with tre-
mendous violence i'nto , the mangle! neck., On the
instant the Man's eye caught mine, the razordropp
ed from his hand, and he fell down in a fit. I
rushed towards the door and called for assistance
The unfortunate man was dead before we reach
ed the cßair.
We secured the barber, who, as I suteequently
learned, had been drinking deeply the night before,
and was laboring under mania Mu. His fate I
never heard.
FA amsne.—Adam was a farmer while yet in Par
adise, and after his fall, was 'commanded to earn
his bread by the sweat of bin brow. 7.
Job, the honest, uptight and patient was a farm
irr, and his stern endurance has now passed into a
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Waslunion was iar ,er and retired from the ,
ni t" '
tOghest earthly etiiion,lo enjoy the, quiet ofimar.
flifiliaiiprfseno a ara!!101 . of humid
to wan and hi,
„eallitiSlhello/ of laiiimmottal
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Egyptology aDd Chronology. t
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The modern researches into the, antiquities of
Egypt promise to do rim Ara eadrhistory-and chro
nology of man what (ate geological researchers have
done f the history oldie world anterior to maPs
existenee.. Tliti - indintry of modtrts geologists has
disclosed ummistakeable ankincontrovertible evi
dences of the existence of thj% globe
. for , ages and
ages anterior to the opeearance of man, and in s deed
anterior to the living species of animals. It disclo
ses a long period . in'",ihtr phyeica), historl of this
werl,d, &tiring which the earth underwent a variety
of changes, and apeciesafter species of animals and
Vegetables appeared and became extinct, and were
succeededby other and neW,species, which in a
like manner have disappeared—all long prior to the
epoch of man.
.Although the scieiweot geology is
still in its inlan'ty, yet these genera} feels have been
established beyond all controversy. The time has
been when the enunciation , of what are now Is.
miller and indisputable truths, relative,te the crea
tion and origin of the earth, would have . exposed
one to at least a life in the cell of a dungeon. In
deed, quite recently, when these facts were first
made known, they were thong,tit to contradict tins
Bible, and to be subversive to the Christian reli
Now the researches into the antiquities of Egypt
for the last tew years, have been opening upon the
world a Belies of facts which are tdirectly in the
teeth of the ordinarily received notions respecting
the length of time the,human race has dwelt upon
the earth, and which contradicts point blaph what
is called the Biblical or Mosaic Chronology, that is ,
the chronology generally used by Christian nations.
But it must be remembered that the chronology
of the Jews is no part of the inspired element of the
Scripture. The dates which we observe upon the
margin of the Bibles, are not revealed nor can they
be determined in any manner from the text itself .
Besides, what,is not so generally understood, there
are three versions of the Mosaic chionology;all pro
lessing to be genuine, and all advocated by ant hori-
ee bighly;argloclor, tckwit: the Hebrew, Samari
tan and Septuagint. Yet these differ from
other by some thousand years. The discrepancy
between the Hebrew and Septuagint, the two most
popular of the three, in reckoning from Adam to
Abraham, is nearly 1400 years ; and from the del
uge to the latter patriarch, nearly 800. Like varia
tions between them aro observable respecting later
The Hebrew chronology has generally been, held
to be the ttue.chrnnolo6 by the protestant church
es ; though dime, the Septuagint has greatly rise
in favor. Now, it is obvious that systems differing
from each other by some one or two thousantlyears )
cannot all be right; though the tact of this differ•
ence may raise a strong presumption that they are
ail wrt,3pg.
Most assuredly, then, it would be no less a ser
vice to the cause of religion than to that of history,
if the comn on error could be corrected by authen.
tic monuments, whether those monuments were
found upon the health of the Jordan, or in the val.
leys of the Euphrates and the Nile.
The discovery of monuments that are calculated
to correct the obvious errors at present existing in
the early chronology of the world, and to throw
light upon the early history of man, will be wel
corned with lively satisfaction' itY every lover of
truth and science, and inquirer after sincere know:-
No sane awl intelligent thristian Will r.tterept to
stifle the enquiries.
A more fatal blow \ to the real interests of religion
could scarcely be given , than the establishment by
incontrovertible evidence of facts which were de.
Glared by Christians to be incompatible with the
lorftlameatal articles of their faith.
Egyptology is in its infancy; '
.yet ht. rgsults .have
already 'demonstrated that the duration of the Egyp•
thin empire, from Menes down to the conquest of
Egypt by Darin? °chi's, B. C. 340, was at least 3,.
300 years—making the epoch of Menes, its found
er, at the most moderate calculation 3,640 B. C.—
During all this period civilization and the arts flour
ished in Egypt—the latter for the most of the time
in a high state of cultivation.
Now it is.obviOus that the Egyptian people must
have existed for a long period in their early less
settled state, prior to reaching that point of civiliza
tion at which they could be consolidated into a
great, united empire. It has been thought that five
centuries would be a moderate allowance foil this
period of Egyptian developemenl, which places the
origin of the Egyptian people as a distinct nation
upwards of 4,000 years before the Christian era.
This general result is but an earnest of what
Egyptology has in store for us. Tt remains for fu.
tnre researches to fill, up and complete what has
been so hopefully began. ,The prdinary chronolo.
gy affords es no certainty beyond the epochs of Mo-
BeB nud the Exodus. But Moses flourished and
the Exodus took place at a comparatively modern
period in the
. history of the Egyptian empire:—
when hat empire had already attained the highest
point ol its civilization and power.
We will only advert, in conclusion, to that re.
markable characteristic of Egyptian genius, which
is also visible in certain other nations—the disposi
tion, alter n certain advance in culture, to stop short
and remain stationary. the cause of thieethnolOgi
cal phenomenon would be a fruitful source of specu
lation. It may ? perhaps, be owing in some instan
ces, in a Measure, to a jealous exclusion of foreign
influences and of foreign elements of ciicilization:
or it may be owing, in the case of the Egyptians,
to the feet ihit the ancient Egfpliau, as is almitted
by physiologists, !age, a tiiiitiact tatiais; of the - still':
mil man, mulls refingble to 'to- other subdivision
oorspecies‘Allat he was, tO it %Perot anion of
prerintie**lolliet.ics of the Caucasian and
Negrotie* former constituting the progress
stationary elements of big
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Boyle Ira a farmei t end the Blase found him a
hie Foci e!id filled his - soul with poetry.
A young girl of sixteen, of sterling beauty, hail
fought with her hillier and her betrod# the
ranks of the Lyonntise cannoniers d i re French
Th.o Whole tiiWrz her, Wm. pidity., Ofit•
cars cited her as an eZample for their soldiers—
Her modesty equalled her courage. She found her
heroism .in
,battle. She was then a virgin. Her
name war Marie Adrian.
ar Whatis, your same I" inquired her judge,
struck with her youth! and almost dazzled by her
(I Marie," replied Ilre yoeni, .therieme
of the mother of God, fdr whom I am about to die.
1, What is Your age'!" • .
" Seventeen ; the age of Charlotte Corday."
;" Flow at your age baser / to been able to fire a
cannon against your country 1"
CillFen," said one of Ike iodges,, cf we admire
your courage. What would you do if we grant you
life." •
" 1 would poinard you as the executioners of
my copatry. l
She mounted in silence, her eyes cast down, the
steps of the' scaffold, more intimidated at the toois
of the crowd than death. .
She refugid the hand which the paecutioner ot.
fered her to guide her steps and cried out twice,
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Oa stripping her after death, the executioner
found in hgr bosom a nog written with, blood; it
was a lareiveil tram her betrothed, shot a few days
previous at the &immix.
To morrow at this hour, I shall be no more, he
said to his fiance. I will not, die without telling
you once more, I love you. Were my life ofiered
me to say the contrary,l woisd refuse it. I„have
no ink. I have opened a vein to write to yen with
my blood. I !Raid mingle it with yours for eter
nity. Adieu, my dear Marie. Weep not, that the
angels may think you as handsome as I do in Hee.
wen. Igo to wait you. Be not long.
The two lovers *ere onty separated -twenty,for
hours in death. The people could admire, they
knew not bow to pardon.
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CLovsB.--Viry 3 ms lira the unopened flowers of
a small evergreen tree that resembles in' appear
ance the laurgl,qr thq bay. It is a native of the
Moitekt,,et Spice Islands, but has been
all the warmer parts of the world, and is largely
cultivated in tjaqtyppieo.atogiene 4.eaqripa. -Thrt
Bowers are small irireze„und grow in large nun
bars in clusters at dra,veyy end of the brunette:v.—
The cloves we eta aro the,flowqr.p gathered balers
they have opened, and whilst they are still green.
After being gathered, they are smotked by, e,w4.304
fire, and then dried in the. sun. FAA , c love Con
sists of two parts, a round head, which . is the tour
petals or leavet thefloweyoulleil, eneltrsinga
number of small stalks or filaments. The ot4es
part of the clove is terminated with four points, and
is, in fact, the flower...cup, and the unripe seed -vfs.
sel. All these parts may be distinciy 0 1 04, ; if a
few leaves are soaked for a short time in bet water,
when the leaves of the flowers soften, and readily
unroll. The smell of cloves is very stroll and aro
matic, bat. not upplepseet.
.Their Site is gpngent,
acid, and lasting. Both to the taste and smell de
pend on the quantity of oil they contain. Some
times the oil is separated from the cloves before
they are sold, and the odor and, taste, in consequence
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is much weakened by this proceeding.
How INDIGO IS PREPA tn.—The Indigo is a shrub
like plant two or direis feet high,,iiitb,delicate blue
green leaves, which at the harvest time, about )lei
month of August are cut off close to the stem, tied
into brindles, and laid in great wooden tubs. Plank
are then laid on them, and great ziones to cause , it:
pressure, and then wate; is poured over them, and
after a day or two the liquor begins to ferment. In
in this process ,of fermentallun pee the principal
difficulty, and everything depends on allowing it to
continue just the proper time. When the water
has acquired a dark green color it ja, purred,. Into
other tubs, mixed with lime, and stirred with wood
en shovels till kblue deposite separates itself from
the water, which is then allowed to ran off. The
remaining substance the indigo, is then put into lin
en bUgs, through irbieh the Fpoksyrs pqrs a end aa
soon as the indigo is &rend hard, it is broken into
pieces and packed up. Indigo is cultivated in the
East Indies to a considerable extent.
O In the eastern part of Delaware county, in
ibis state Hlete resides a man named - 21—, now
a justice of the Peace, and a very sensible man,
biitby common consent the ugliest-looking individ
ual in the whole country; being long, gaunt, sal
low and awry, with a gait like a kangaroo. One
day he was bunting and on one of the mountain
roads met a man on foot and alone, Who was long
er, gnawer, uglier by all odds than himself. He
coold.give the " Scfrire" fifty and beat him. With-
out saying a word, B--railed his gun and delib
erately leveled it at Abe stranger. " For God's sake
don't chute !" shouted the man in great alarm.—
‘1 Stranger," replied I sworn ten years ago,
that H f ever met gthan uglier than 1 was, I'd shoo t
him, and xou are the lust one i've seen." The
stranger alter taking a careful survey of his rival,
re lied .t,
Wal, captain, if l look worse than you
Clo p shut° ! I don't want to live no - longer ." •
Witona Pcscr.—An ignorant fellow, FA? I ,irse
about toiet married, resolved to makehimselfper.
feet in the response of the marriage Astemonien
'bit by mistake he committed office of 310tipt,
fir o. o e B of ripen your; en orAeit the „elentymaß.
iseked him in the thumb, " Will thoglntei this
vtgman for thy wife r the bridegroom anst4ered s
in a very solemn tone, "I re40 4 4e4A4 1 4 , •11Wri
The astonished minister 'think y 44
fool ; to which he replied, " dll this f steraliftftly;
The Iteiolllllolllll, Lovers.
gi ft was to defend it."
Sus.—ln the tie % collie Raman Emperor Jos&
itianihe ideti awaking a lumative comments-kr
silk struck the enterpriaing sagacity of two Christ
ian monks, who, in the quality ol , missionaries had
long resided. in China. Amidst their relight*, ge e
cupations, they had viewed with an invesutating
eye the manufactures of eilrin that country, the
myriAs of ailkieiorms,.ktlil thhctede of their treat ,
meat. They discovered that the importation. of so
delicate and short-lived an insect, from so great
distance, was impracticable; but they ialvid,ol
that s .. nueteroars piegedy 'might be
preserved and propagated: -.Knowing how Ogee*
ble the undertaking would be to the intiorlaracturt
at Constentinotit, they arrived, after a longjoumey,
at that metropolis otthe Roman Empire; andiheir•
iqg impaated their project to- thri - empew were,
by the fibantiltiotbis gifts and the splenddr of by
promises, encouraged to carry it into execution:A.
The two , pordis,, having traveled back; to' kltinal
and, by concealing the eggs of.thersilk-tecYm in
hollow cane, deceived a people ever jealous of its
vinatneice, teArned ip : triumph to Cortstsntinople.
Sith,the spoils etthe Mitt; having.** ik liteatr
conquest than either Justinian or his celebrated
general, BelisailusAtad ever achieved. Under their
direetiouriltreuir were hatched. by artificiffkbeat ii
the worms were fed with the leaves , of the...Pratt
ry tree ; they, heed and labored, and, by the use of
proper means, the race was propagated and mold
plied. Experience and reflection sena ;mooted
the errors incidental to a novel attempt; and la a
short time the subjects of Justinian equalled the
chig4tse ,theceopoegement ot the insects and the
manufacture of silk. From Constantinople. this
valuable insect has been gradually introduced ink/
all the Southern parts of Europe: Ind the material
produced by it is now manufactured in almost every
country in this quarter of the globe.' Thus, ie cen t
eensequence,of,a sieguist,ctraurnanutcein the• his
tory of commerce, of which the epoch is assigned
to A.-D. 352, modern Europe enklys, at an easy ea t
pease, one of the post costly , luxuries of the its
cients, which was formerly peculiar to -China, and
once sold at Rome " for its weight in gold."
Rayner' Icy.—A raw youth from Maine strolled
into an 'eciling saloon in Boston, the other day,. and
!tains asked, ahlte,giged,ifittfully at the tempting
dishes served out to the ,lteory kiedero, irhat be
would have, threw down Ms hat and answered. i
re Pork an d
, beans is about as good u anything ;
I'll talks a heaPing platelul--1 will. bygtly !" •
Having devoured the mess with bappplike es.
101, he . rose, and saying, " much obleged," was
aiiiieLvamosisig into dys.otspet.
" -Here, 'fiend," cried the laddlord, "you have
forgotten to pay .%
- .." P i ayr sai4 the youth, white•his eyes. protrud4
ed with fish-like gooyezijy; "didn't you. invite me,
to eat—didn't you a 4 me what I'd halm? 4646,41
artichokes! if that don't beat all the notions Pod
seen in Bosting.yet—ask a fellow to dinner, 'and
then want pay fog it." _
Well, go aiong l 7 said the landlord, too busy to
dispute about a ninepence--" you•aies cool roue."
"Why, yes, Lam jest so, Square," was the re:
ply ; "you see Eve justze on my suaznter clothes:.
(*.1.! am thy father's spirit as the bottle said to
the boy when he found it bidden In the wood-pile
and wondered.wbst it was.
Maxims roa me Youna.—Keep good company
Of none
} sPl . ae , idles elf your, ,hands cannot be usafuliy,
employed attend, to the celtisation of your mind,
and nothing
Always speak the truth.
titake few promises. • .
Ifase, no intimeteiriende. ,
•„ You mutt keep lour own secrets If you have
any. ;il•
When you speak to a person look him in his
isee, , , ,
Good character is necessary above all things
else. • • ..
Never listen to loose or idle convenration. •
When you, retire to bed think over what you
have did during the day.
Make not the greatest baste to be rich if you would
Never play at any game of chance. . •
Never run yourself in debt, unless you see a way
yo get oat.
lope business of others alone, and attend to jour
Nov a PRIVILICOILID illsaisea.—A gentleman on a
'visit to Washington, recently, and anxious to listen.
to the debates, opened, very cooly, one oktbe doom i
of the Senate, and was about to pass in, when the
, r
door-keeper asked,
Are you a privileged member 1".. 1.
"What do you mean by such a man?" askedthe
stranger. The reply was,
• A Governor, an ex-member of Congress, of a
foreign minister."
The strange!, said, " f am a Minister)!
" From wan corm or country, if you pleural"
asked the offigia,l. .„.
(Very grayly pointing op.)—" From the Court
of Heaven, sir." •
. .
To this oar door ; keeper waggishly rema / ltedt•~
a This Government, at present hoWp. no iota:-
Course with that foreign ?owe 1 ." .
There is an oldloper,b) Maine who is ossidag.
quite a formats opt of, tbe anti-liquor law. He goes
lnlo,New 149j:whim and gala (Addled, end min t
he*m,es bac,t ollargashis theabors:lwohrls sad
a half cants for smelling his breath. He'll do. ,
.laalrof life, an . asivettishOs d.
Counterfeit one, two and dnoodolly notes enthik,
4movernia7 Bank of Albany Ponrojoitilikfothoit
I ppaiance.
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