Sunbury American and Shamokin journal. (Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pa.) 1840-1848, January 02, 1841, Image 1

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HENRY B. MA88ER.5 Poilimhi
JOSEPH EISELY. $ Paoraixxoa.
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THE - AMERICAN" is published every I
day at TWO DOLLARS per annum
r Batur-
l Dcr annum to he
paid half yearly in advance. No papor discontin
ueu 11,1 all arrearage are paid.
No subscription received fur a leaa period than
mx months. All communication or letters on
business relating to the office, to insure attention,
must be PU3T PAIU.
A BALLAD After Hood.
Tom Buckram waa a tailora lad,
And one of Nature' treasures,
A moral youth who squared hia life
By Virtue' rulea and measures.
Each Sabbath mnm he went to church,
Attentive he waa rated
But then, of lata, hi eye had got
To be quite eyes-o-ltUcd.'
'Twas Sally Wynn that can so J thia thing,
The Squire' only daughter,
Whose swimming eye, of liquid blue,
Had made Tom' mouth to water.
Now Tom a nimble workman waa,
And well he drew hi stitchc;
But bvp, alas, in his poor heart
Had now made breaches.
And, aa he sat upon his board,
He was so sore Hi mind,
. His woik, which went on last before,
Now went aa fust behind.
His muster, having tried in vain
The cause of this to scan,
baid, as Tom a peck of trouble had,
He should be Bushel-mats.
But this promotion proved te be
No measure of relief;
Instead of soothing bis disease,
It but enlarged bis grief.
In short, by S illy's aid alone,
Could Buckram's cure be dune,
l)ut Sally Wynn, the cruel girl.
Would not be Sally won.
For when he asked f r S idy Wynn,
Poor Tom she roundly rated,
S.i he got bilious, then got sick,
Thin got sallivatcd.
The doctor ahook hit he.iil and said
I fear it i no use
His thread at life is drawing nut,
I think Tom' 'a gone goose."
Arid ure enough the uuih it proved,
Thit veiy nigljt Tom died
And when they opened him they found
A ttith waa in liia aide.
Now all ye tailor Lids be sure,
In love and buincs both.
My moral 1410 "cu your coat
According to yeur cloth."
'Probably isolated.
Arrival or llic Acadia.
Twenty-one days later from England.
mbnrdiuriit and Capture of St. Jean de
The following details were published
the Malta Times of the 15th ult :
,thc most brilliant on record, and
rWes that British genius and British
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3,dcred them, in days gone by, the
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The result of this glorious affair is
le reduction of a fortress, declared bv
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able, to a heap of ruins, with a loss To
r 1., .xwwi l.:il.,i
nnn n,;lnrc L,l n inrrr- nmur .stM thls tremendous fortress, which ha
wounded, the precise amount of which
as not yet been ascertained; besides a
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ti nM 'i,
1 lie attack commenced a few min-
tn i . , i i ,i ...
ites before two o clock on the Jd
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The carnage appears to have dread-
i u . .u i ' .i ii t- u r.
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md marines was, as we nave already
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"Ibrahim Pasha was at llehle, with
rom 15,000 to '20,000; but it is expec-
ed he will retire immediately, without
jo much as attempting to stand against
he allied forces.
The oasc lies circulated bv the Paris
aPcrsof the betrayal of St. Jean d'
cre into tho hands of the 'ocscigers for
Uritish gold, received from the above
account abundant refutation
One of the letters describes the state
of the town thus : On landing, the
place known to be strong was found
even still more so than was conceived,
and thanks rnav be returned to the Al
rv.;,t... 1. ,11 r u
my hi. not cost the "allies a greater
loss of life. The town is one mass of
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r nt 1hr lnMnrira sml mncl rtf llm
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houses are literally riddled all over ; the
killed and wounded lying about in all
directions, lifeless trunks cut asunder,
some without heads others without legs
and arms. Hundreds dvins from the
Hundreds dying from the
blood flowing from their wounds, and
no oris near to help them. The scene
il truly awful !"
A loncf account of the bombardment
concludes in these words "Such is serving, they f,iould bo gently moved,
the account of the account of the ta- that all the Lorries may have the benefit
king of Acre, written twenty-four hours of the lemon juico and sugar. Good,
after the attack began, a city which oaten in any wny ; when prepared,
bafilcd Bonaparte and a French armj,th.U fruit j? trulv delicious.
Ab!!'",l"C!!iC,CCnC" in ,eCi"i0n' f
and has undergone, both in nncient and
modern historv, more numerous and
desperate seigcs than any other city in
- ...
the world."
Triestk, Nov. 22.
The news of the taking of St. Jean
d'Acrc has caused a ercat sensation
here. The allied troops found immense
quantities of ammunition and nrovisions
in the fortress. It is surprising that the
Egyptian troops, who might have cm
ployed the night of the third in saving
the public treasure neglected to do so.
There was at Acre a sum of two mil
lions (query, piastres or Uorins?) which
belonged to the Egyptian Government.
The news of the taking of Damascus
has come bv way of Athens ; but
many persons doubt it, though it is said
to come from good authority.
The following graphic and spirited
sketch of the attack upon St. Jean d'
Acre is given by the Davenport Ha-
Kite from the letter of an officer of her
Majesty's steam frigate Gorgon :
On the last day of September we
were despatched from Beyrout, with
three steamers under our command,
to bombard this devoted place for three
days before the general attack was
made, which we commenced on the
first of October, by standing in within
range, and firing shells as fast as we
could pelt, and they returning two for
one. They fell around us like hail, but
strange to say, not a shot struck us;
our bombardment was not very suc
cessful, as more than half the shells
burst before they reached the shore,
owing to the fuses being badly bored ;
all the shells from the steamers failed ,
alike, a circumstance not very credita
ble to those who made them, and sadly
disappointing to us. It is not likely
they were ever tried at such a ditrfanoe
before, 4000 yards.
At half past four o'clock, (how shall
I describe this,) as if by one consent, all
firing ceased, and oh," Heavens ! what
a sight ! The whole town appeared as
if it was in the air; so awfully grand a
sight no one can describe. We saw no
thing but one devilish cloud extending
thousands of yards into the air and on
all sides, and then we felt an awful
shock which gave the line of battle
liP a heelof two degrcs, o that you
.-JUUSr ,ru.,n "ie nomcm 01 me ex
plosion, all firing from the town ceased
1 he 1 urkish admiral alkcr Bey was
boarded at one o clock in the morning
by an Igyptian colonel, who informed
I . 1 .
um ''at they were evacuating the
town as fast as possible.
"Walker Bey immediately landed
"llht 300 men. and took possession of
hc town, making 3000 prisoners. I bus
not been overrated by report, fur I
!ea V '"f ' 19 !,c ,8,ron?t rh.ce
(next to Gibraltar) in the world, and 1
think we should never have taken it but
,or the explosion, which was caused by
one of our shells bursting in the main
magazine of powder, by which, to sneak
w'thin bounds, 2000 souls were blown
to atoms, besides beasts of burden of
every description. In al the loss of the
. , 1 -n i
hgvptiansis computed at 3000 killed
Y 1 , , . , ,. , , . . . . .
and wounded. At daylight what a sight
was exposed to our view! The stu-
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pendous fortification, that only twelve
i ' I f I I L . C I .1
hours before could boast of being the
, , . .7,. .
strongest 111 the world, was so ridd ed
c could not find a square foot that had
noJ a fcl,l- .
"0 Trmn?, fJthc 1 NVC.nt
ashore to witness the devastation; the
sight beggared all description. The
bastions were irewed with dead, the
. ,1: . . 1 1 n . . . r 1
Ihen came to the spot where the cx-
''7," ,OUh ",,aL 5 'l ,Kls " T 1 ,1 1 i
VI 1 l V ' - v7 J U 1 1 via v-1 oviiv n w v
it out as if a quarry had been worked
there for years. And oh heavens, what
a sight! It makes mv blood run cold
to w rite of it. Mangled human bodies
of both sexes, strewed in all directions,
women searching fop
their husbands
, 'fi.If; . A
J!'" brnc,asts' "ndf w,'n5
crying most pitcously ; God forbid I
. .V ... J . .
shou d ever see the like again."
Italiax Modk or Prevarixg Straw.
I bkkriks. Place as many berries as
will form one layer at the bottom of M
I dish, and sift no wdered loaf susTir r-..
dish, and sift powdered loaf suyr o-..r
thern ; then place another b.'yer ?.nd sift
sugar again. When there vtrc five or
six layers prepare!, cu4. a fresh lemon
and squeeze all .ivpr thorn. Before
n,Sj,l'y' iU' ,rinC'r,e f RepubliC' f'm Wl'ich
Suiibiiry, 2Vorlhutnbcrlund Co.
Transmutation or Plants Into
Wo know there appears something
aitogctner conirary to the common
laws of propagation, in the supposition
that one plant may, under any circum
stances, give birth to another of an en
tirely different species. We have never
said they covld; but in view of certain
facts that have been credibly stated, we
have raised the question for considera
tion. This is the extent of our uvouch
ment of the facts stated by Mr. Smiley,
in relation to the transmutation of gilli
flower tubers into potatoes. The facts,
too, stated by Dr. Parker of Billerica,
in relation to the product of tiger lilies
from an aquatic plant, and of yellow
lillies from the peony, we have present
ed for solution. 1 hat wheat in wes
tern New York has oftentimes turned
into chess, is a fact which manv intelli
gent men in that region have testified
to. N e have once mentioned the al
leged fact, that barley has been known
to produce oafs. Mr. Brcck, in accor
dance with his usual self-complacency,
ridicules the statement, and says we
must have a difiercnt soil in Maine
from that in any other part of the world.
This may, ox may not be true. But a
few weeks ago we were in Mt. Vernon,
and on inquiry of a respectable gentle
man of that tow n, relative to tho crops
there, he remarked to us that somehow
or other, he did not know why, the far
mers in that town could not raise bar
lev with success. " We sow barlcv,"
said he, "and it comes up oats." lie
gave us several facts in verification of
his remark. We could not deny or ac
count for such a singularity. Since
that time one of the most respectable
physicians in this state, who is himself
a skilful cultivator of the soil, has stated
to us a fact within his own knowledge
and of which be avers he cannot be
mistaken. Some years ago whilst at
tending medical lecture at Dartmouth
College, in Hanover, N. II., he resided
in Haverhill in that state. He had oc
casion to sow a patch of barley. It
came up, developed the barley leaf,
stalk and heads. Whilst the heads
were in their infancy, some breach cat
tle broke into the plat, and in various
places cat down the barley stalks, heads
and all. That which was not thus in
jured ricned bailey ; but in every case
the stalks that had been cropped sent up
new stalks in due time, and these stalks,
proceeding from the same roots, yield
edaoats ! He says he knows this to be
a fact, for it was one within his own
personal knowledge, and engaged
many of his own and other people's spec
ulations at the time. So that Mr. Breck
need not presume that the soil of Maine
is altogether peculiar. He will rind
Mime such no farther off than Haver
hill, New Hampshire.
Maine Cultivator.
Cooking Bkkts. Take beets of mid
dle size, and after removing the tops
and dirt, roast them in a fire as potatoes
are roasted. When done, they are
peeled and served up in the usual man
ner. One who has tried them cooked
in this way, says they are much sweet
er and richer than when boiled ; as by
roasting none of the saccharine matter
is lost. It is a singular fact, that roast
ed potatoes are one of the most efficient
remedies or preventatives of the scur
vy, a property wholly lost wlen boil
ed. OvstKn Cork Cakks. Take one
quart of green corn, rasjicd from the ear
with a coarse grater, two tea cups full
of new milk, one tea cup full of flours-
mix them together and add two eggs
well beaten, season the batter with salt
and jiepjier, and bake upon a griddle.
1 he corn should bo in a state most
suitable for roasting or boiling. This
preparation makes a capital dish
Prkskhyixu Fresh Friit. Currants,
cherries, and damson plums r;,ay be
preserved in a fine and re..'n state, by
gathering the bcrriei or Truits when er.
fectly dry, !c,Jvii tho stem on each
placing U'.cin ','ightly in stone jars, or
bottles, wiVnout bruising or causing the
rorV ad rosm go as to exclude all air
1 0...1 nnJii.,,., k,,. um ;n
UIIM WIVtOI til Ull'4 Wll'll UUI 111 IIIVUl III
a trench in a garden, neck downw urds.
. a
r ruit so preserved, lor some uses is
preferable to dried fruits.
Berkshire Pu.s. Mr. C. Bullard of
Framingham, killed two of his Berk
h ires last week one weighed 40-1 lbs.
and the other 13', These are hcavv
enough for anv bad v. Mr. B. is miuh
,here ' no Tr1 ' o " principle
la. Saturday, January '2, 18-11.
in favor of this kind of'pigs, and says
they are easily lattend.
Maine Cultivator.
From the U. S. Cutdtt
'nrt Galaca'a Plan of Defence.
We have had for smno dava in our hjesession
pafnjilitpt cnntuinitig "A Memorial of Edmund Pen
dleton Gainea to the Senate aril Hou e vt Itrpre-
aentativcsoflhe United States," sitting f rih a sjrr-
trm of national t!ef nre, which he has jirqiarud
seventeen year dulibrr.ition.
The firat part is a recommendation of Immense
II ating halleiie, from 200 to 300 f el long ly 90
to 160 frit wi 'e, to lie moved y stejn) ships; each
battery to have acci-mmoJaiio -s for 600 or 1000
men, wi h looms for muni ions ; and the batteries
may be uted in lime of esce to clear out rivera
and harbor.
Gi-nrral Gainea thinks that these bat'eries are
rendered nrerssary by the recent inventions in the
art of war, and had Denmaik posacsaed them, she
would nut have suflVr. d al Copenhagen,
The memorial pr, cceda to point out the numerous
advantages to be derived in various way a from then
b.itteries, in both war and peace.
Secondly The mi inorial proposes the immediate
ronstiuction of erven railroads, each from 600 to
700 nibs in length, costing about f 65 000 000,
which in a state of war will enable the goverment
to transport troops with great facility. The pi in of
operationa for the constucton of these works is then
hid down, and the adtantagea to result from the
operation are set forth.
The memoiial proceeds to discuss various sub
jects connected will' the great propositions, and to
point out their applicability, their constitutionality,
and tht'ii prsclirahility.
The plan also includes of emir.ripnli i,
which in the next country mny be promoted by
about two hundred millions of white inhabitants,
which out nation will possess, who can supply an
army of protection and instiuction for the blaik',
first here anil then in Africa. He sya:
This navy and army of protection and instruction
may lie accompanied and followed hy aueh dctailel
corpa of the instructed Black cf our as
may be qualified to avis! in the great work. These
detailed corps to continue with the consent of their
owners until every Black in America ahsdl find a
comfortable safe home in the land of hia Fathers.
Any other system of aboliiion would inevitably de
lay, though it might not defeat th accomplishment
of the great work of giving civil tat ion and erlrgov
ermcnt toAfiica, and of giving to the United Stales
litpublit the glory of the achievcm nr, Uul if we
negl cl it until the crowded heads of Europe ahall
huve h'iiure to prepaie another holy alliance; with
fifty to one hundred firt rate ahipa of war ad.ipted
to the action of aleani power, we may, p(ilily in
the next ten years roe our foreign commerce under
the controle of mat holy al'anct, and if we reit
and who will have the hadilmod tossy toe will
not its we may be told by the vain diplomatists
of that Imperial cumb,ntliM of I'irutes "Yan
kees! ibe h -ly alli.ime is giacinuly ploued to per
mil you, wiih your wife and children; to sek an
asylum beyond the K.xky Mrjiitaiiis." Otherwise
we must submit to the degredation of seeing all our
sea ports in the poeion of the invading foe, oi,
of ecing our Commercial citie battered down with
out the possibility of our bringing to their succor
aullicicnt force in lime for their protection.
The memorial thus closes :
Your mrmorialit having at different times dur
ing the last .eventecn jcars, submitted to the piop-
et aulhoiiiies of the War Department ntot of liU
views contained in the f.regoing 30 sections, at
will mote fully appear his official rep. rl( w hich
he prays may he called for and taken as a part of
this his memorial) he ha thu repeatedly appealed
to the War Deparmeut, but ho deeply regret to
say that his apeala have been wholly unavailing.
He uow respectfully ealles on every mem' er of the
National Legislature who lovei hi country and
In r institutions, to sut'ain his efforts in preparing
for her a syi-k'm of defence wcrty of their Fa'.hera o
the Revolution, worty of the Uio and or tlie
I'oaaTiTfTioi which we all aland p ijged to
support. Your memorialist did D''t e-.,ter the ser
vice of his country nor the mf i-lfuh ehjnyrrtcnl
of the pomp and tphtiitfal honors of the fiehl of
battle, (though h wo'id not shrink fniin a com
parison of hit sei,tes in batth with ihote of any
oilier Unied Stales cotnmanuVr how living) his an
ticipated )or ,j grejt object have been to em
I 'rtv ner niean of defence, ample aa they must
ever be, so (ffectnally a to convince liri neighbors
that honesty is the best policy , and that dtfeat mt!f
attend their ti'ery act of invasion? and thus to di
rect the elements f war to the attuinmrnt nf,peaee
on earth, and good will toward men." With these
impresaioiu he deem it to be an act of common
justice to himself, hi wife, children and friends.
that ho about J aolicit the only relief to which a I'.
b. tieneral officer, bonolud as ha has lung been
with oue ol the highest commands in the army, and
who best i iTorla aie ever Cue to hi country' set
vice can with propriety claim he claime to be th
author and inventor of the system of national de
fence beicin el forth and explained! he therefore
prav Congress to conGnu his claim by such an act or
joint r solution a in their wisdom shall seem just
and right. And your memorialist us in duly bouud
Nasnviua, Tim. Vtc. 3t.i, t:9
and Immediate parent of desp i.i.m..
Vol. I.-Xo. XTI.
Wright of Military Men.
The following memorandum w found a num
ber of year ago, in the pocket book of an cflioer of
the Massachusetts line:
ArotsT 19. 1783.
Weighed t the scale at Weal Point
General Washington, 209 lb.
General Lincoln, 23 1 -
General Knox, S80 "
General Huntingdon, 132 H
General Greaton, 168 -
Colonel Swift, 19 "
Colonel Michael Jackson 252 "
Colonel Henry Jackson, 238 -
Lt. Colonel Huntington, 232 "
Lt. Colonel Cobb, 180
Lt. Colonel Humphrey, 221
It oppeara from the above, that the average weight
of these eleven distinguished Revolutionary officers,
waa 214 pound. The beiviest weight having
been General Knox, who weighed 280 pounds, and
the lightest General Huntington, who weighed 132
pound. It is somewhat singular that the biogra
phers of eminent men, never, unless under circum
stances of peculiar character, record the weight
or dimensions of the clay tenements, which were
the abode of their immoiul spirits.
A Puxsler.
The following from the North American has
completely set as:de our claims as malliainaticians,
and we perceive that our friends of the Spirit of the
Time also spent an hour without success. We
would thank aome rf our crilici-iing reader for a
solution : J'oltsville Emporium.
''A had a certain number of apple. He gave to
H the half of what he had and half an apple ; to C
llic half of what remained ai.d half an apple; and
to D the half of what atill remained and half an
apple. No apple or apple were left, and none
were cut in making, the distribution. Required the
whi le number of apple und lie number given to
A NiiW Lit. It Is stated that tying a piece of
twine tiijhtly around a horse's car. cloae to hi head,
will make him go, however disposed he may be t
act obstinately, and to refuse to draw a vehicle. It
is a strange remedy, but the Standard aa; it wae
aatisf.ictorily tried on Thursday in Chesnut street,
and acted like a charm.
Qcick Worn. Mr. Billings, blacksmith, of
Leicester, on Saturday, 12th in.t., foiged 150 Horse
Shoe in nine hour in succession, and they are
pronounced, by good judges, to be made in a work
mini ke manner.- Worcester .Egis.
Colt's HirLis. -The Houston Telegraph says,
lhat in late Indian fight. C ipt. Andrews used one
of Coll' a patent lides, which he could discharge ten
times whilo a comrade could discharge hia nil only
Printer Gratuities.
No cla of mechanics, perhaps, suffer m ire from
the redatory and begging habits of individual! than
printers. 1 hey wmk so hard, invest so much, and
furnish their paper so low, that people leally seem
to think they actually art worth nothii g but to be
g ven away, nr liken without leave. Accordingly,
n. aliing is more common than for pcopte, who have
the curb siiy to read something that happena to be
particularly interesting, or who wi.-h to send a pa
per to a fiiend as a token of remembrance, to rua)
into a printing office, and ask for, or take, a paper
just out from the press and if the printer ahould
think of taxing hiin anything for it, the customer
would think hiiuke'f quite, in.ulleJ by the uiggardfti
lies of the stingy priivei ! With what other me
chanics or business men would people think of taw
king the aame libcrtiiat Go into a grocery and
ask the retailer to give you a fjur-penre-ha'-pciiny'
worth ol tea, coffee or uugar, and unless you vreie
really an object oi charity he would probably
think kinsclf the one imposed upon. Or vUil a
booksUaret and make off with half a doten sheet of
Welling paper, and most likely the proprietor would
puuue hia customer wilh a writ of pcut larceny
Go into a joinei's shop and aek him to giva you
six cent v oith of hia w -, and you would feel as
If yoU were engaged in a cheap business. And yet
people will enter a printing office and toko six cub
worth of a pi inter labor, and really think it one of
that soil of things Which should be given away
becau-e the paper is printed. A clean while sheet
he would think too valuable to abstract without
pay, and yet it cost printer twenty Ave dollar-
veiy week to set up the type that are impresaed
upon the sheet to make k worthless. No no
thia i not the way to do bu-im-. If joa want a
paper and will tint tubsrrrl for it aa alt honora
ble men do just etip into the oifke, and laying
down a eilver bit, say "Sir, if you pWase, let me
have one of yocrr papers, and take that in pay for
it." You will be readily accommodated, and then
be seated, (not looking over the shoulder of th
comosilor to read hia menuacriiit,) or rtlir and
read your awn paper like a mam of good conscience
and of honorable principles. Maine Cultivator.
W'Hiat'a thb SciiooiaiiTii t Th drotl edi
tor of the Richmond Star says, "the following sign
is hung out we don't know where, and by we
don't know whom: ''Malvma Mug taix boreJira
when ahe kan git them chepe for ka.h anJ no lik
kers is suffered in (he hows. A ply down slaird by
the fWh bunt."
I square 1 insertion, . . . f() r,0
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Every mbucqucnt in crib n, 0 W
Yearly Advertisements, (with th privilege ol
alteration) one column $ 25 ; half column, $18,
three aqua res, $12; two square, f 8 t one squire,
$5. Without th privilege of alteration liberal
dircount will be made.
Advertisements left without direction at to the
length of time the f are to be published, will !
continued until ordered out, and charged accord
ingly. CPixtoen line make a squara.
In these days, when boarding schools for young
Ladies, ere devoted to the fashionable ologiea oftha
day such as conchology, ornithology, ichthyology,
toology, and the like, we propose an additional
eienee, a a fmi hing touch to young Ladiea edu
cation, vix: Spinology. Our grandmother of olden
time, who madii good wive for patriotic men that
achieved our independence, knew how to spin.
They were too, expert at weave-ology ; and a to
cook-ology none of the learned ancient could go
ahead of thorn. A a consequence of all this, they
enj yed good health, and such thing a dyspepiia
and consumption weie seldom known. But in
modern limes, those science, so honorable to ih
matron of the Revolution, have gone out of date.
A lamentable degeneracy, both physical and mo
ral, he fo lowed. Then the country had vomen,
a w we have none. FemaU Lava all lumod La.
It our fashionable chools could not be induced
to establish department in spinology, wcaveology
end the like, we would suggest that aome worthy
matron if number qualified foi the businesi tan
be found, should go into our citie and town and
set up spinning schools to teach young ladiea not
how to spin street yarn ; this art they have gener
ally achieved already ; but good substantial wool
and linen in a work woman-like manner. This
ahould be preparatory to a High School for teach
ing the hialthy nnd ingenious art of Weaving j and
when they have become proficient at both, a good
knowledge of cookology should entitle them to a
n gular diploma wilh the honorary degree of F. W.
Fit for Wive. Maine Cultivator.
Loremo Dow, Jr.
A pupular lay preacher in New York, who call
himself Lorenxo Dow, jr., Fpcaks of himself in this
wue :
What a precious piece of goods I am! hardly
fit for a mock-auction shop; a damaged remnant
of youthful ambition, moth ratcn by lime, grown
flimsy by age, and scratched to pieces by the care,
disappointments and trials of a vexatious world. I
feci myself to be nothing more than a soap bubble,
blown into existence by the breath of Omnipotence ;
and expect to be blown out of it by a puff from tho
iima source. When my old coat give
evidence of decay, I can get it scoured anil mended ;
a aueranuated pair of boote can find renovnt'on in
ihe lap of a cobbler ( but when the body grow the
worse for wear, no mortal hand can rtay the de
struction. Time has used me pretty well, however.
cnmdJeiinz the liberties I have sometimei taken
with it It ha gently brought me to the calm even
ing of my diys, where life's second twilight gather
round, as it deepens, discloses the hand-writing upon
the golden wall of the West: 'A fair ts-morro-at
for the weary pilgrim.' I have not descended, my
friends, into a gloomy vale. Not a bit of it ! I buvj
reached the summit of a glorious hill, where the i-
ternal sun nf Hope shines down and warm n r
ick, a an offset to the chill winds that whistle i'l
my boaom. Here I cm mount a stump, and look
over the whole landscape of past existence. I cnu
point to the dim blue honion, and say .There,
behind that mity viel, lies the region of infiucy,
where I first picked the khell, und came squallipg:
into lb world wiih an eloquence that foretold my
future culling) a little thia side, I behold ihebkora
Hff g'den of childhood, in all it pristine loveliness,
where I plucked the rose or joy, sucked all the sweet
cider of life, mocked at care, and drove away cor
row with a (ingle bco-hoo : this side of lhat are tho
green pasture of youth, over which I bounded with
the blood of .young ambition boiline; rrt my vein?.
striving to imitate and emulate: nearer still, estenJ
the broad plain--, fertilu valleys, rugged hill ami
Wooden lawna of manhood; with an eitensive vari
ty of prospect -, here a gleam of sunshine, and there
t gloomy shadow.' "
DsLicara niTiaoo-or oaramiao 8ait. Th
Arab in Egy pt open tha mummies, take out Ihe
nward part, and obtain from them excellent salt.
Well might ibskapeura say, Tu what base uo
may we return," though this Arab way of treating
a poor fellow after he bo been quietly buried three
or four thousand j ears, beaU AWxamW bung hole
bttmc al) to tplintereens.
Maxim's. Ike are a few offhand maxims
They mey do for this season of lire year.
Wbea) a lady tes ever a gutter, she shooIJ
g fa nee round to see if any one is looking at her.'
Never put the lighted end of your cigar in your
raoulh yoe) may get honied if you do.
When at the theatre be am to atari up before
people, il show your conaequei;cr.
Don't pay your debia, it' vulgar.
Mind every body' business bui your own.
You're sure to make friends.
If you hov an anthracite fire, keep poking ft, am)
you'll soon get warn.
Hawk and spit during church service, il' agree
able to the congregation,
S.nok cigar in the street, it's so genteel.
Alwaya be aura to leave the door opea, it givs.t
th inmate air and. cxeicise.
When in company with Udieschew tobacco it's
manly and refined.
Of a cold day bold your fiiend by the. button
while in the street it shows your attachment.
Denounce religion and its advocates, il how
your iudeprnduftc.
Eat auJ Jj-uik on Chiatrnaa dsy until you
frit your-elf, faxbioil taiutivilk II.