Sunbury American. (Sunbury, Pa.) 1848-1879, November 11, 1848, Image 1

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nurt Henlera In Seeiln,
Constari'lv nn h'"l f-iiftnl aortinfnt of
To hteh they tipprtliilly mvile the- attention
ill lh pulilir
All kimUof prodiira takn in i-Kihane
for i;riicri' i or aolil mi CnnitniiKinii.
I'mlail April I MI8
iVo 15 Hiiulh Stetmdmrtt Eatl tide tfuwii tin'irt,
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inn lk-t. ami i very variety nl bankM woik
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('.iiiiiiv rrhaiiU ami othrra wbo
with In
piii-lia-f mrb ailirva itoorl ami
do u tora on him at lb-yap
h"p wonlil
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Knitraver of I SIM:!S fc VISITIXO CAniW,
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L,V pi r. hunne lliir OIL, ( LO I IIS ilir.i l
' fiuin th- M.tiiii'ai'tiiiHru
Hav opeiint' a Warrhoiie No I'l'i Xonh Thiril
Street o!hvi- Klf, roinl iloor South ol I lie Ka
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(iird PoMitt-d, anr) I lain on Ih iiiii!i. on Mu
llll PriHiliif ami L'li-n 'I able Oil 7ii'A ol thr
miml likirablx paMfina. 3ti, 40 4Aand A4 nirh-f
will t'l or Oil I 'In' lit trout ?8 inrhi-a to i
tft wirln. w-ll at-atoinrl and lh nxwral ty If
of luitrrna. allol' Ih'ir o n tnaini artur Trans
pairtit Window Shsdrs. Caipeli, Kc All iutU
Phila. May J7, 1818 3in
riKST riiiMiuM piano roi:ss.
4 II F. UrSlKIHKIt hkb-roaciKiii.l- ri aa i.t
1 lor th-M -ul (H. ll ;F.VF.It'S Cr.LK
at this plant I'll' - Pi.hmi- ridV a p'a n iim4
siv and b-a.ititnl rsi'i mr finish and, lor d pih
ol ton. and i-hnmr-oi w nk nu.inp. r not
iir;;a4id ""V 'b U'l'l'd SUii-l
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ttao niol -ni'b-iil Piol-.iii .iinl o iipiLf . ol
Mv" in thm Mii loili' i i nir
For qua'itfa ol ton-, tom Ii ami k p1" '
tom upon Coi r-il pnrri ih 'V ranoo' n .mia
inl hv iiib-t Am -e ran oi K uou an !' mi.
SiilRi t t v lhat Ma t ine Ta'lan V
W .llai-O Vi-u !' mini, ami till, li i. Hi- rl-
braird Pianiot. and x ai v niti-i nl 'li- nio't ilia
tiuqnlhd ptlormrra h g'en Ihrar inatiM
Binila pr-f'nr nvn all oih-r '
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la-1 KlhibilmiM and lb lal ti'lv. r M di
by th- Fiankltn Inatitui m wa. aant-u
to Ihrm. whirh wi'h "' pi"iiuin. Irom ih
nm toutro mav b s-rn al lb- Warn room fin
32 loulh Fmirtb St.
(TT-Aiin'h-r Silver Mrdal was pwanl-d lo C
Wryn. by lh Frahklia I-'iut, Oct 1813 foi
fib brat Piano in lh rxhibitioa
Aa'n at Iba rsbibilion of tba Franklin Inati
tut. 0.-I 1816, tb Brat prrmin anil ml
awardrrl l C M-vf for his Pianos Blthninih
had brrn aarrlrd a ih eihibmon of th y-si
Sfnr., on th ro.,nd that ha had m.rl-
it imT...rn--nis in bia liistrumr-nts within th-
AMin-at lh last exhibition ef lh Franklia
tneii!i, aaoth.f Pvemmia. was
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C Mvrr rcavl tho ia-ajyg Madal a4 li
nlr. 1b-1 "I-" ''.h.tloi.
p i l. Ti.- trill he sold at h'"
.er'.lovr rhlWVlphipriri. ,f not sonriethin
lower. . d. "?
in. for, at lb. nt. J!
arribar. " "
8inbiir, April t, 18 tl
Oh wnulJ thiscrunhtfil ami bpa'ing heart
Conlil ccaKB to Ktruutrlf, and bo still ;
Limn linv it ncrvfil, nml been a tnnilc
Fur lh worl,l' scorn mlil Vlilirnr will,
Yet now li b:i'uk; 'twill b ar nomoie
'Twuh oVur-biittlR'tied long before. 1
Oh It.-l me not ! Lt me not hear
The scorn lh?y shower on my name !
F.r oft 'us whi-'puied in mine ear,
That ih ill to ma lnesj my poor bruin.
A nl th Me are limeii at whirh I crav
Th j Jrear, iliiik mystery of tins giave!
And must it ever be, ns now t
A id nm I never to b? free
F.nni s'iinili.'i's tonsiie, and envy 's vow 1
Ah ! is th-'re no sweet charity
Dvells in theenrlh-bom here below
Thai thus they unile upon lh' blow
Wirt h siriick a yotin? girl to lh- i!t:sl -
A il.ohM fitn ver from h r heait
Th" dreani! nf ltli ihe loi:jf Inul tiurM
Aihl b id.' ih 'tn all tlispi-se. d par'.
H iV" th-y nn pi'y lor h" fato
Of on" In s mud .' s j I s.iluti' 1
itinn' fr 1
h i- ts'i-.h'
HtSJi r "SCtii TE Xi, s.-'
Evep.y "old river man" know wh-r a
houts of Sc'mle o. S, on. of th" many of
the small ur.ns which the Mississippi puts
out to brin ' in her annual crop ol sand and
cottonwood. The s hut'S always occur at
bends in the river, and olten cut off many
miles of travel. Schute No. S. wlii.h is
one of the smallest, can be ru 1 by first clasj
boats in hi rh water, and sives p -rhaps
seven miles, which, in ascendinj that mi rli
ly str ain, is of no inronsid. raMe impor
tance. On a late occasion, one of the class
of steamers' o'mve referred to was coming
up the river with a brie number of passt'n-Xi-rs,
and loaded doivn to the guards with
ir in, merchandize, c cetera. As she n.ear
ed the foot ol the scluite, the following di
alojruo passed in the pilot house :
Charley, can you iro th- s-.-hnte !" .
"Well, I suess so, Captain; how much
do we tiraw ?"
'Six and a ha'f."
"Well, the register at Memphis rated 8
an I falling I'll try it."
Charley is one of the old.'st anil
Sest pilo's on the Mississippi ; he almost
knows the number of stones that bed the
Ohio. The boat ent -red the schute; it
was very narrow, and from the cautious
manner in which we proceeded and the
fr. quent calling out of Ihe bowsmen, as
they hauled up the lead line, we all knew
that the boat was experimental ' in rather
shallow water.
The ti ne was a'wut 11 P. M., and the
n'rht was aVmt as dark as a coal hole. In
ihe mid He of summer, with no hr 'ei. and
the a Iditioual heat of the furnaces under
the boiii rs, few can sleep aVwrl a steamer
iinti' near tnornin?, anl on this parti -ular
eveniiiir th re was a larie company of the
wakeful sitting on the forwar 1 deck, dUcus--in
'. p'i'i ics, ci .'ars, M l ion rahela, and oth
er inir -stine su' jectsand o'ljiKrls. Ainon
this party were two old river pilots, th"
Captain and the clerks of the boat, some
three or four of the "la Is," and a eiitle
inau who hailed from the Old Dominion
one of the . . r's, and nothing less. This
person was a youth of aSoat twenty-two,
lame, well made, hand finely dressed and
possessed of an extraor linary share of in
quisitiveness, backed by a bump of conver
sational powers not to be found on many
lop pieces. We had not been a day out
hefire he knew nearly every person o:t
hoard, had talked politics with the men,
si 'hed poetry to the ladies, and romp d
with the children, besi 1 1 kissing an un
li rited nuinlier of ba' i s. It was his first
essay from the maternal mansion his first
trip up the bi r river j but he ha 1 been down
once, and h that on 'Toi ij dow , h.ul I ar .
ed Ih" names of all the prin ipi' towns on
th" ba ks, an I con'd t ' l vo x th distances
V jm one to the olh r, as well as nu ivr ru
legends connected with th irlir.a r history.
I fad. h" was a v t tfv-iuMe y.) ith, f t'l
V 'arr di' v, i i p idi:ic a 1 1 n-j iirv, w in
rrt i' 1 n ver se tw'i p tvh co iveran ; to
reth r wi'h 'it p ittinv i i his noi? ail as
nr-v w r Is is lh v would 'is'en to. Yon
....... '. ...1 . U.. I. .
m i I' H sit nw i at, a ra-ne n w;u.i nut h
wo V 1 h" at: a')) it Ihe boir iooki i ' at a'l
h" hands anl a 1 vising each of the pir:iej
hiw to p'ay.
Wei' R'jun, las we called hi n, was, as I
before stated, one of the forwwl deck prty
on the iii-iht in qu stion, and as we h";in
to eet into low wat' r, was very tn'icitous
about the fate of the boat. Nine feet was
culled for some time, then eight ail a half,
and finally eiiht and aeveo and a half and
seven ; and at length, when near the hea l
of the achtrte, the keel rnrran to srate upon
Ihe bed. In a few minutes we wry. at a
dead tan H. anl in a verv lively ci nmotion.
The Captain sail it was bet to put bark.
hut Charlev inmsteU that he coum ?ei over
Of course, every bo lv ha I something to
sav in the matter, but Riwb ver naturally
had the maioritr, and volunteered to ? up
to the pilot, on behalf of the passengers.
and advise bun to turn down stream ami
tak the broad river for it. . Ia performing
this mission, he received tome verv alranira
new from the nilot, which he told us great
ly agitated. Charley had assured him that
T ) v I . ! ' - h VI
U.r I p h : h
;n .!:
X ii.. Is th irh, o c .'iv : , .uh" ran lr
Drt'as- h . ..'! i- li s .i:.'.- vU .
I) i; ! ii is .nv hi! lo b ur
Oi' '.Ills v ir! I' h iivy ?h r-.
the boat was in the throat of Schute No. 8,
the most dangerous plaCi' Upon the whole
river. Our crowd very readily understood
the $ ', and as q tickly began to run it, as
"lY'liy Dennis," said the clerk, "this is
the place where the Washington sunk !"
"So it is," resjtonded the engineer, "and
you recollect it was just over in the deep
water, under that bluff, that th - hull went
.town and all the deck passengers and hands
v re dr iwned. If the ca in had'.it a float
ed, we would not have been here to-niM
to try another chance at steppiiij out.
"And if this boat were to sink," said
another, "there would be no climbing that
forty feet of p rpen.Iicular sand."
Reub was all eyes, mouth and ears, du
ring this conversation, and we could see
that he was becoming; very much alarmed.
The clerk co-itinur-d "Do you n collect,
now, Dennis, that it was there the Bald
Earle blew up and careened ovi r in o .sixty
feet water !"
- f'iiZ'S'S-h ! went the st am jus nt the
instant, R'id a re oltiti n of th whrels sjave
a chn'ifC'ioo-o! that made the l out tr ttible
all ovi r. The t rond engineer was trying
to back hi r.
"Wha what's that?" asked Rem, in
wild consternation "Wha-a-at's '.'"
"Too much sli am, Bo!," sai l the clerk
very quietly to the mate "Tom will hav
us blown into next week if he don't look
out. Let's iret aft."
Here some o ie sn rgeste l t!v propriety o.'
jeitnj so;ne b "ncht s anltrn ks r a ly in
case of a blow up or a rareen, a d a few of
the wicked, st wa's s t a out co.lec'mi va
rims floatable ortiele. Rut't was not be
hind in this. lie s'rapped his coat and
w:iistcoat npm a jina'l travelling truek,
pulled off his boits, and prepared for the
"L t's s:et back of the wheel lions ,"' s
i I j
Jai k d , th" second cl rk, "tlu r 's less
dan;!' r tin r ," and we all went aft with our
sif:fy article.'. We had then been some
twenty minutes standing s'ill, and the boi'
ers had on as much steam as they could
h"ar: the saMy valve wi whist'in'j like a
South Caiolina darkey. IT nler pr tenee of
bein.f s'ill safer, some of ih parly pr -vailed
upon Ri:cn to iro tljwi o i t!i -ruirl, a i l
in a minute aft' r the en ine r turned Ih
steam into the wlr el ! Fifty thnnd. rs! how
it roared! enmi 'h to have fri litetn d a y
body who didn't uud rstand the came : f r
a moment nil was confusion, and al wire
envelop ed in st: am. When this cl ared
away, Rrpb was nowhere to h" fomd, an I
we commenced search, rot out lh y;iw
an 1 hallooed like panther. At length ihe
o'ject of our search was discover d a. on a
quarter of a mile dow n s r-a.r. 11 ha I
luckily can iht hoi.! o-'a sua, and ih re he
was hai ri ig, str tfh d out like a sprat!
ea!i, one ha 'd grasping a limit a tl the
other s'i'l reta'r in; ho;d upon the ''a i.e.
He was hauled into the yawl and "iveii a
smile of whiskey, when one of his r s.-ueri
asked him how he was !
"Oh, never mind me," sai l R :en, h roi
callv, "never mind me. How m-nij more
of th poor hevi' bin lost ."'
This was a little too good, and a laurh
Not, soon convinced the soki d, smoked
and saved Reib that he was mytker a nov
ice al running Sc'i.e N'o. H. In an hour
after we had backed out and were travelling
on the broad river ajain. rennsylciinitn.
Th' only wuy by when cupitul rnn in-,-rense
is by savingr. If you ppeiol us much
as you get you will never be richer ihnn voe
are. 'T, mil n man net, but v hot hi
V"', that eiili-iini'e hi wenl'h. On lenie
Ih'" fiist to rules of iiri'lrnelje1 iir.'
linn an I siib'Tiii-ioi.. A.I I to-yo . puie'iu
e.ipital nny nm ui it yon please si.b r; c! h
sum which yn -a 1 1, .i i I tell hr if ih h
nmonitt will not be ih" same ti th" li'n".
Every merchant sh tut in every year of his
life, make some, iun to his t-i piliil. Yin.
sty you gel but lillle ; iind then next yea-,
you will !"t more, for you will hove Ih pro
lit upon Ihe sum you save. There in no ue a
ro.'til to wealth any more ih.tu Jo fjf -oine.y
Tliom.m who sues ii i hpendina nil h " els
and expects that by s nn luck h't hi eh I
e raised to wenl h, will inos' lik. Ij i li i
l.i p-iverty. -o , i:. lulv - a lie'iioe.
If h r -s-iu-e- ; h i" s b eo
.ity, Ji may lay by u n uo.i ! ut uui v s v
as a j.rivision in cow ot ielv n' A ,ii
y 'hat tlw lim a tire Ii.- s-a .
bal the law ure b-J. Hi- r V j. t : , t-
l - c se revers . il won I make i n Oil e
'lie; lo vch'. I. iok nt h ime a p d im.
h in you ir J ln c in yon be o'h i h i.
h i
h v.
p Kl
! II f.v 111 l V 11 r-'nneeti III-- oilil'v
illen from it b gh s ii'i-' , h h h v w ),
Iv an I h i io-, blv lil' I. b e i s- :.ei h ; h
g"iiTinan nor n neiv n i n en innn'iii:
. . . t t .-ii . r -i: .
wt h fi s' four rules of uri'h neli . H d h
know i hn-v tocompire ih ir recip s will
their expen li'ure, ami lo see wi.-h p'epond
rites, nil 'h -ir diiRcul'ies migh' h ve bw
itvoi-l'd. A verv small c ni,ii iln"ce with
h p i icipl-'S nf cn-nnvrce is s.-ifTictent to
fiich hit it a man sp 'nu ev ry yenr moor
hau h t r c ivi. h will necssnrilv fall in'o
piverly. Jlarit't Mwhan1 Ma a int.
Laconics I couid urer d.vida my.'b
from any man upon th? Iilljrenceol an opiu
win, or b" at.gry wi h his ju.lgiuetit for not
igreei.ig with me io hit from whith, p r-
U.pi-', wi ttui a lew U.iya suriunl lis"ui uiy
Tu spirit of inlolleiaucs- has, like Ihu ri-
rouo of tlk-aerl, aunctiiuea, but uKiinx
tilth fatal certiiinty, blasted lint germ of vii
tun, and blightod lUo lu-urt ol geiiin. i'iu.
A'rtolf. .... . - , . . , . : . ... ,.
, They wlw would, beypun when ihi-y arc
old. must bo old wUvU th are youujj.
If good vt-e plant not, vftie will the place ;
and rauketr weeds ttM toil deiuoe.
It was a year long since forgotten by the
natives of those forests, unmurked and un
recorded save the innermost lines ot the 6ak
tree of five centuries or more, that steady
solemn record, r of the storms of years it
was a year which must be nameless, biuce
we k, ow nothing of it, that a chief of the
Wyandolts, wandi ring m a ir.ul trail, came
into this bt uutitul country. The home ol
bis true was on the southt rn bank of the
Onio. th. re thousands owned a
royal land. 1 tuod, nut long ago, on the
grate of th ir clnel.uiiis. 1 stood with re
verence on the mound winch prt'ssi d on
the giant forms and sli.ut heurls of the
mighty dead. 1 had cut red otln r mounds,
but I shrank from that... 1, lor some strange
r. uson which 1 cannot now txplain, avoid
ed penetrating into its silent secrecy and
called away my workmen who w( re" with
nn', and turned their spades into a similar
pile, in wi i, h we tound but a It w bones
and arrowheads. I know not but that was
the v:rave of the chief who figures ia this
history. Rut I must Mum to it.
The stranger Indian look d w ith longing
eyes on the Urowu nik and ruddv cheek,
th" li ;ht lorni and oeautil'ul lootol' the inai
J. n, the daugiiU r ol tile old chief, in whose
io'loje h. ate venison brought by her own
hands; and belure he had comple.ed hi
lirst nv ul, w ith the haughtiness of me ac
t us'.oiiied to command, he asked her in
marriage. Rut she had long been promised
1 1 a chi fiuin of her wn kindred, and may
ap had learned to love him. She and her
ftth r a'lk r lused the Wyondotte, and he
r turned to his tribe in wrjth. He came
a ain. And it was wi:h a thousand warri
ors at his back to take his brid One of
thus" ln:ig and bloody w-ars ensued, in
which the Indians are so olteii engaged.
It lasted throUL'li the winter and in the
spriii i, and us the summer sun grew warm
er, the stranger had made his home in the
loilje of the old chieltain. But his bride
was not yet won. In faith it is easier,
many men have found, to conquer nations
than win an unwilling bride. Somewhere
in th-- forest linger-d a trusty band, guard
ing with zealous care the maiden daughter
ol th ir slau ghtered chief. In vain the in
va Ii rs s ar. lied, in vain sought trails of
th ir cm ii i s. The latter never left thiir
liis'. 1 1 ss . ul lor food, and then conccalid
th irtr.i with a &kiil which was match-
I- .
I i th.- ;a in of a huge rock wi-re
r d tliirly warriors, and the f w fe
atti ndants of the maiden, guarding her
r tr a', I he ground in the angles ot th
r k wascovir d with rich panther and
wolf .ski ts, a i.l the little nook was noted
,t i ill - sain nut ri d, an I the wliole was
s covi r tl wi: bresli a lo defy detect i in.
i'r.-is ay at ross the outlet of the basin,
whos' ile tue , at is wnoliy tonciali d it,
i nl th- only t-jiresii au-.l t utrance was by
swiiiii. i-ig through a narrow opening. Fro.n
thi op iii i-t evi ry night more or less ol
t!:e guard issu d swain out into the stream
down the cri'i k into the river, up or down
the river, a half a mile before they touched
land. Thus defying all skill to find a trail
to their concealment.
A Wyandotte, setting one niiht on the
bank of the river, saw something in the
water which did not look like any animal
he had before seen. He watched it closely
as it turned into the creek, and followed it
stealthily till he saw a man's hand grasp the
limb of a tree that lav across the water.
I'he next night as the first man issued from i
the retreat, a hatchet hurled with unerring
aim entt red his brain and with a yell that
woke the whipoorwill that slept on the
Ii ad oak over him he sprang from the wa-
r, lell back, and bis body floated down j
h.. utri-ain. A n instant nftera tlark I
') j ctt ntredat the same opening from j
w uioh th" s'aiti ha I issued. The chief of I
he f w stout u ir, saw the red feath- j
rs iu the tult oi th" Wyandotte and wait. ;
etl ti l he r a-In d an eddy in the current,
and then stru k a wirt blow, and springing
into the water grasp d his scaipiocK, ami
dr- w his stone kitife around his skull. (It
is marvellous what a pas ion Indians have j
always had for those scalp locks,) Anothi r, j
and another, folic wed tip ir badi r into the ,
basin, and followi d him to his late. The
yi lis ol the com' a'iints rang hi lenusly in
ihe fir. sts, but the cry ot th atla. k far sur
passed the cry o! th" invaders, and the la'- 1
t r shra k rout the ti r.en1 ss of the wolf,
in his th i . 1
Rut the sea"jii I was fear'til. No mode !
o''a"a k availed, and the Wyandotts sat to
i si ge and starve out the allant little
an!. One by one they yielded to grim
I a'h, now inevilable. Th' ir mournful
I at li son in w'. re h ard day and night in
the calm for st arches, and one by one their
iitit bodies went floating down the stream.
!'h y nn t di ath boldly in those dayt!
At length the maiden and her betrothed
r inai ietl with but ten warriors, gaunt and
fa ine s'ricken, vet lion like in their hun-
rer. They then devised a plan of escape,
fhe girl was a bold swimint r, as all Indian
ir ar , and was accustomed to being, long
under water. It was supposed that the
besiegers would not trouble themselves, to
r-g ir l the dea I body of a warrior floating
oy ; so while the ten old wurriors chaunted
a death tong, the young chief lay on the
water, and the maiden grasping his hand
with one of hers, swum under him as his
oody floated out at the opein ig and down
the river. A Wyandotte with a low grunt
of contempt, t'lrew a stone which struck
his br. 'ast; but he was firm, and so the
faithful two floated, away in the solemn
ni rh't, an I fled 1 1 a l'l;e among their dis
tant kindred. One hv one the remainder
a lopfetl a tiirilnr plan, and when the si
lence of tht whole wat so profound lhat
he watcS.T concluded that detth had done
its work, they entered, and finding no
hoili tim the eroiind, knew at once tne
rhea', and th ir ytTTs of rare, and disap
Ortin'iir'ii aii "scared t'ie birds that were
h itching their tecond brood in the branches
of the trees above tbe fall.
, . Titiii.upii ofg.k;ii.
Th 're is at present in England an Ameri
can who went to that country to endeavor to
interest ihii capitalists iu a bridge which ha
has, constructed. His' name is Remington,
and he is a native of Virginia. An acco.m
of his progress is given by himself, in a letter
lo Dixon H. Lewis, and is published in Hum's
Merchant Magazine. Whan be arrived in
Eiigluud iu January 1847, ' he was without
money, and spent I lie first five months in
in Vainly looking for somebody with entei
piisu enough lo encourage his plan, living all
ihe time on l.'ss iIirii ihree petce per day.
He slept upon straw, for which hu paid a half
penny per tiiyht. His limbsbecame distorted
with rheumatism, and he was literally cover
ed with rair.i find verini, consorting, as ho
had lo do, wi h the lowest b irgars in London
Siill he did nol despair.. The incidents of
tlw sucef-ediiifr three months he does not re
late. His julTerins were fo freat 'that :his
hea I turned gray. He had to pay to insurers
10 to obtain a shilling for admittance to lhr
Royal Zoological Garden?, w here he succeed,
after much mortification, in getting the ghost
of a model made of the bridge. The model,
although a bad one, astonished every body.
Every engineer of celebrity in London was
called iu to decide, whether it wns practicable
lo ihrow it across the lake. Four or five of
them, at the fiiml decision, declared lh:-.t Ihe
model before thetn w:is passii g s'13 ire, but
that it could not be curried to a much grenter
length than the l.tnuth of the. mo 1. 1. This
was the point nf life Or dealt! with I he inven
tor. He Mys :
I was standing omidst men of the suppo
sed greatest talent ns civil engineers that the
w orld could produce, mnl the point decided
ncainst me. This on time alone wete ray
whole energies ever aroused. 1 nevertulked
before I was haggard and faint for want of
foo.l-my spirit sunk in sorrow in view of my
mournful prospects clothes 1 had none yet
stun, line; over I liis model, did I battle wilh
thosa men. Every word I uttered came from
my iniiius'. soul, and was birr w i h truth ev
ery hrumeiit carried ceuvictiou. The ciTect
tin ih -s- ni"il was mneic indeed they must
have been devils nut to have believed under
the cireiitiiS'iince. succeed. Mv nuree.
men! with lh' propiietor was, that 1 should
superintend ihe cnustriietion of the biidae
wi limit any pnv whatever, but diiriwv the
time of Ihe buildierr I niiirhl sleep in the
(inrdens, and if lilt bridge should suceeed, it
kIihuM be called Beni.inL'tonV BriiL't' I Ind
eed in nn old f ion's rn-.'V not strong enough
for a linn, but by putting some si raw on the, held me. very well, and indeed was a
greater luxury than I hud for many months.
Th" carpenters that worked on the bridge
sometimes gave me pni t of th-'ir dinner. On
this I lived un.l was eompanilively happy. It
was a little novel, however, to see a man in
rage directing gentlemanly looking head car
penter. Th'-1 bridge triumphed, and the cost
was i'8, and was the greatest hit ever made
iu Loudon. The money made by it was as
tonishingly great, thousands and lens of thou
sands crossing it paying toll, b. sides being
the great attraction lo I lie Gardens. Not a
publication iu Loudon but what has written
hugely upon it although 1 have never receiv-
ed a penny, nor ever will for building the
The success of his invention gave him,
however, celebrity, and he says it also gave
him credit with a tailor.
I got a suit of clothes and some shirts a
clean shiit. Any Aiirt wns great, but a clean
shirt O God, w hat a luxury ! Thousands of
cards were left for nw at the Gaidens, and
me came to see the bridge from all parts of
,1H kingdom. 1 first built the mill, wh ch i
the most popular ateut ever taken in Eng
land. Th" coffee pot, and many other small
mlenls, hike exceedingly well. Tho drain
age of Tixnll Meadow is the piealest triumph
I hive yet had in England. The carriage
b idge for Eail Tulbot is a most majestic and
w 'ii lerfully beautiful thing. Dukes, mnrqnes
ws, carl, loids, (to., and their ladies, are
coming lo see it from all parts. I have now
more orders for bridges from the aristocracy
than I can excute in ten years, if I would do
l hem. Indeed, I have been to much among
the aristocracy nt late that what with high
living, being so sudden a transition from star
ving, I have been compelled to go through a
course of medicine, and am just now conva
lescent. Of course anything ouco built pre
eludes the possibility of taking a (latent in
E gland, but its merits and value ore beyond
all calculation. A permanent, b -nutiful and
steady bridge may be th'own across a river
ha'f a mile wide out of lh- reach of flood,
and without anything touching thu water, at
a most iiiconsi.U-rublo expense. The. Ame
rican patent is well secured at home I kuow.
I shall coutiuuo to build a few more bridges,
of larger and larger spans, and on of them a
railroad bridge, in order lhat I may perfeot
ni) self iu I hem tons lo commence fair when
I i each America. I have a great many more
accounts of my exhibits since 1 came to Staf
ford, but must defer sending them until next
lime. I b'g you will write me, for now,
aiuoe a cornrspondetice it opened, J shall be
aula lo lell you something about Engluud.- I
know it well. I liuvw dined with earls, and
Iroin that Uowu--duwu -dowu to whore the
knives, fork, and plaits are chained to the
tabid lor loar they should be stolen.
Such it the history of genius triumphing
over iliittculiies enough to epaeal the stoutest
heart; ; ' " .
1 I1 ' ! 1 11 1 " "
No Mam ever repented of having kept si.
Uuoe, but many that they bavo not done to.
The New Oileant Commercial Times con
tains an article on the production and capital
of the United Slates for 1843. It is inado up
by taking tho returns of 1840 and adding 25
per cent, fur the Increase of the past eight
yes. Tho prices of principle articles of
production are assumed as follows :
Cotton, at 6 cents per pound ; Sugar, 4;
Rice 3 ; Tobacco, 7; Wheat, 60 cents per
bushel ; Corn, 30; Barley, 30, Oats, 25;
Rye, 40; Buckwheat, 50; an l Polatoes, 30
cents. Hay, $10, and Hemp and Flax, $50
per ton.
According te those eotirrates, a'l the crops
of the United Statet in 1848 w ill be worth,
in round numbers, $501,400,000. Of these
products, the Now England States contribute
only $58.000,009 ; while New York alone
contribute $79,000,000 ; Pennsylvania, $55,
000.000; Ohio 849.000,000, and Indiana $47,.
000,000. These arc the great producing
States of tht Union.
The whole investment in manufacture in
Ihe United Slate isset down at $343,300,000.
Of this. New- England furnishes nearly one
third, viz: S109,000,000. Massachusetts stand
sncond only in tho United States as a manu
facturing State, having $52,000,000 invested
in this department of industry ; whiln New
Vork has $69,000,000 and Pennsylvania $50.
000.000. Indian Coin ap;tcars to be the great staple
of the country; the wholo quantity for the
year boing set down st nbout 402,000.000
bushels valued at $141,573,000. The hay
crop takes tlie next, plnce, and i estimated
to be worth $128,000,000. Cotton stands
nex, beiug estimated at 2,100,000 bales,
w orth SG4, 800,000. Tho wheat crop this year
is supposed tn bo equal to 105,858.000 bushel
and is valued at S63,514,000. The products
nf iho thirv, it is supposed, will bo worth
$42,360,000; and the potatoe crop 310.600.
000. From these estimates some, opinion may
be formed of tho product ions of the United
States, and the means which Providence has
placed in our hands for the employment and
sustenance of our immense and rapidly in
creasing population. And when it is consi
dered thai our country is as yet comparative
ly uncultivated, and its resouiccs but very
partially developed, no cue can fail to be im
pressed with ihe enormous capabilities of the
country. We have hear ! it stated by an in
telligent Western member oi Congress, that
the single State of Indiana could raise bread
slulfs enough to supply th entiro population
of the U, States.
Consequence or not taking the Pafirs.
Some years ago a lady noticing a neighbor
of hers was not in her seat at church on the
Sabbath, called on her return home, to enquire
what should detain so punctual an attendant.
On entering the house she found the family
busy at work. Sho was surprised when her
friend addressed her
'Why, la ! where have you been to-day,
dressed up in your Sabbath-day clothes V
"To meeting !"
"Why what 'da v is it?"'
'Sal, stop washing in a minute ! Sabbath
day ! Well, I did not know, for my husband
hast got so plaguy stingy he wont take ihe
papers now, ami we kuow nothing. Well,
who preached !"
.i.xir. J .
'What did ha preach nbout!"
'On the death of our Saviour."
'Why, is ho dead ? well, well, all creation
might be dead, and wo know nothing about
it ! It wont do : we must have the news
pa pert again, for every thing goes wrong
without the iper. Bill has almost lost his
reading, and Polly has got so mopish ognii
because she has got no poetry or stories to
read. Well, if we have to take a cart load
of potatoes and onions to niaiket, I am resol
ved to have a nowpoper."
The taxes are indeed heavy, and if those
laid on by tho government were the only ones
we had lo pay, we might more easily dis
charge them ; but we have niany others, and
much more grievous to oiue of us. Wo are
taxed twice a much by our idleness ihiee
times a much by our pride, und four times
as much by our folly and fiom these taxes
tho commissioners cannot ease or deliver us
by allowing any abatement. Dr Franklin.
The promises of Hope aro sweeter thau ro
ses in tlie fuel, and tar more uaiieruig to ex-
pectatiou but tho threatening of Fear ore a
terror lo tho heart. Nevcrihelt'Nt, let not
hope allure, nor foar deter thee from doing
lhal which ia right ; so shah thou ba prepa-
red to meet all events with equal mind.
Slander is often owing to tto want ot
in-ntal culture, and hardly anthiug produces
greater misery where it extensively prevails-
Don't stand itili. If you do you will
be run over. Motion action progress
the are the words which now fill the vault
of heaven with their stirring deniKiidt, and
make humanity' heart pulsate wilh a ttron
ger bound. Advance, or tland aside do not
block up the way and hinder iho career of
others; there ia too much to Jo lo allow of
innotron any where or in any one. There it
something for all to do;' the world it becom
ing more and more known ; wider in magni
tude; closer in interest, mora loving and
more eventful than of old. "Not in deeds of
dcriug not iu the eusaugulnod (Uld i uot in
blood, and tear, and gloom, but iu the leap
ing, vivifying, exhiliratiug impiilte. i tho
better birth of the soul. Reader are yon do
ing your part in th.t wor -Dtrot frrt
One of the objects at this place lhat I had
the curiosty to visit was ihe opium smoker
in hit heaven ; And certainly it is a moat fear
ful tigh', although perhaps nol so degrading
to the eye at the drunkard from spirits, low
ered to tho level of the brute and wallowing
in his filth. The idiot smile and deathlike
stupor, however, of the opium debauches,
has something far more awful to the gate
than the bestiality of the latter.
The room where they tit and smoke are
surrounded by wooden couches, with placet
for th? h tad to rest upon, and generally a side
room is devoted to gambling. The pipe is a
reed of about an inch in diameter, and the
aperture in the bowl for th admission of the
opium is not larger than a pin't head. The
drug is prepared with some kind of conserve
ami a very small portion is sufficient to charge
it, one or two whiffs being the utmost that
ean bt inhaled from a single pipe, and the
stnoko is taken into the lungs at from the
hookah in India. On a beginner one or two
pipes will havi an effect, but on old stager
will continue smoking for hours. At the
head of each couch is placed a small lamp,
ns fiio must be held to the drug during thu'
process of inhaling; and, from tho difficulty
of filling nnd properly lighting tho pipe, there
is generally a person who waits upon the
smoker to perform the office. A few days
of this fearful luxury, when taken to excess,
will give a palled and haggard look to tho
face ; and a few months, or even weeks,' will
change the strong and healthy man into little
better than an idiot skeleton. The pain they
suffer when derived of the drug after long
habit, no language can explain; and it is only
when under its influence that their faculties
aro alive.
Iu tho houses devoted to their ruin, there
infatuated people may besuenat nino o'clock
iu the evening in all the different shigrs:
some entering half distracted, to feed the
craving appetite they had been obliged to
subdue during tiie day ; others laughing and
talking wildly under the eifectsof a first pipe
while the couches around are filled with their
different occupants, who lie languid with an
itliot smilo upon their countenance, too much
under tho intlneuco of the drug to care for
passing events, and Joist merging to the wish
ed for consummation.
The last scene in this tragic play is gene
rally a room iu the rear of the building,
species of dead-house, where lie slretchei
those who have passed into thu state of blis
the opium-smoker madly seeks au embler.
of the long sleep to which he is blindly hui
ry ing. S'ix Months in China, by Lord Joeelyi
F.uitino a NcwrxPtR. We never coul
see the virtue of the boast w hich is so oftt
made by paper and magazines, that so lar;
a portion of their pages is original. Sui
originality is often mainfained at tho ex pent
of the worth. The best exchanges of onr a
quaiutances nro by no means those wide
have the greatest n mount of original matte
There is more of editorial tact and talent n
qnired lo make proper and practical selet
tions, ihan is put iu requisition by the pn
dnction of tho vaunting original paper, wh
seem to regard originality as the only requi
site for a good periodical. A good newspa
per is alway dependant upon other resource
than its own. And the boast of a periodica
that is entirely original is too often like th
boast of a library, if it should claim to hav.
Iho production of only one author Lyn;
Methodism Increasing. Tho Christiat
Advocate and Journal says lhat the comple
lion of th" minutes of the annual conferencei
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, for 1848
hows an increase iu the membership of 7,
508. This include only the annual confer
ences of the Northern division of tho Church.
Imvortant PertsioN Judge Kino deci
ded, on Monday l;:st, in the case of Lewis
Pearee, reclaimed as a slave by Robert Tilgh
ma:', of Now-Orlcans, that Pennsylvania had
the power, as a:i independent sovereignty to
forbid the introduction of slaves within her
limit u.ider ihe penalty of their freedom
and he therefore set the prisoner free to go
where he phased.
A Good 'Uu. The following is literally
true. At a recent Camp-meeting in Fulton,
N. Y , a young lady and gentlemen became
engaged in a spirited debate as to the practi
cability ol sinless perfection the lady tup
porting the affirmative with much warmth,
while the gentleman with equal decision de
fended the negative. The debate being eon-
j tinned wilhout either party gaining tho desi-
red victory, the gentleman at length with an
ir of triumph remarked, "Show me a per
fect man, and I will show yon an angel." Tuo
lady unhesitatingly cast her eye downward,
, . . 1 -fU . L V l.J ... ft
CXCiannea,-inat 4 una jwm vn .
Melancholy Capt. Jesse Carll, of North
port, N. Y., whilst hunting with hit ton, on
tho 14th, mot with a fatal accident. A gun
in the hands of the latter accidentally explo
ded, the charge of which penetrated hit U
near th ankle, tearing tho bojie. and Attn
in a frightful manner. Iu thi pitiful condj.
lion ho lingered until Monday last, when
death terminated hit eufleringt.
THt GibaY or a Coop Ma it tbe teelfrae.'
ny of a good conscience . have" that "and thou
wilt have inward peace In the midst" oT trou
ble. .' ' 1 ' , ' , 1 : '
DavNiiMESt it but voluntarily naednr
it embolden men te do all torti of nuechtef