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From the Southern Literary Messenger.
Au Infant's Spirit.
An iifant's soul. the sweetest ihimr on earth,
T which endowm -nt beautiful nrn Riven,
A might befit a mnrellmn mortal bir h,
What oil .ill it b-, when, 'midst its winninu- ni'nih.
And live, and trntl'nhrsf, V ho ne to heac(l?
Will it grow into might above the sk:es!
A spbit of h gh wisd m gl iry, power,
A cherub guard of the Eternal Tower,
Wilh knowledge filled ofi-g vast mysteries ?
Or w ill perpetual hildho oil b its d.ivvei 1
To sport forever n brghl j oyous thing.
Amid ihe wot.d rs of the sh n;rn thron,
Yielding iu prduc in glad, but f tile tone,
A tender dove b nra'.h the Almig'itv wing '
A. M. F. U.
Trust not tlic World.
Think not the world ia what it scemt,
Deceit in evrry w here ;
Think not'.ich word with goodncs tceim,
Th-y'may becet detpair;
Think not each heart is fuir within,
Tbo all without be luight.
Thev rankle nfi with deepest sin.
Wlu 11 must concealed Jiom light.
The heirt may be estranged, and spu'il
The object oivo iu boat.
And yet, the ouvvanl a.ni'c riturn.
Of love, when loving most;
And too, the cup with wine may 11 iw,
And spa kle to ilie bnn,
S.iil, ttill, to hi in there' coilqin woe,
Who trusts l.i- lips wit. .in.
The f.ii est fl iwer that swect'y hi vim,
And spread lis fragrance Mnnd,
But soon it fiuils in -.trI v tomb,
'i'he wnim with n is i un I :
A t' ou.and suuret are ever ne.ir,
Wheie all securely k!i n .
Thrif oft d celve wh-m h nit we fear,
And prove ur ire.ilo-t fus.
tf.nl, Jan. 1811.
The t.rfortl Taiuttnu
A classic Hub his tntidetn drove,
A friei.d hit leading prnneer
1'iiiised to (tie -kies, and ai-ked his nume:
"Why, X'-rx-a," was the onswor.
"And t'ot'ur sit,' pr .y, wli-u's I c c lied;
MelLii.ks he a .inewli.it jerks u-;"
Oh, hang it, man, of course," Mob,
'His name is Ami.ii Xtuxts!"
F I I! L S .
Wliy are coke aud charcoal fires free
om smoke T
Uor.ause the moisture has been prc
ously dissipated ; this moisture pro
icing the smoke of coal fires.
Why docs too much coal on a fire
jttse the chimney to smoke ?
Because when the heat begins to opc
ate on the coal, gas is, extricated ; this
;u!s carrying some of the grosser parti
es along with it, a heavy smoke is
hJown out, which will not rise in the
Miimney, tmi ny us own snivity is iui
:ed into the room ; on which the warm
tir of the apartment being lighter than Because small portions of one or both
A-hat comes in, instantly ascends to-) nrc struck offbv the violence of the col
vards the ceiling, and the lower rrt i lisioti. in a slate of white heat, and the
ecomes cool. But if a portion of the L,.,, t;,., ,,f the iron burn in passing
"uel is taken off, then the small quantity through the air: in a vacuum the heat-
f active caloric, or heal, acts wtili '
greater force on the unconsunied coal,
iririgs out its latent or inactive heat
nore rapidly, and thereby producing a
quicker decomposition of the gases, by
die increasing combustion, the smoke
becomes thinner and lighter, and though
it carries up certainly more caloric with
it proportionally than before, yet the
quantity of radieiit heat is greater, and
the temperature of the apartment is. i
Why do some chimneys smoke ?
Because the wind is loo much let in
atthe mouth of the shaft, or the smoke
is stifled below; or there is too little
room in the vent, particularly where
feveral open into the same funnel. The
situation of the house may likew ise ef
fect them, especially if backed by high
Why does water thrown on brisk
and flaming lire, apparently increase
thf combustion 1 "
Because the water is converted into
steam, which expanding aud mixing
wilh the flame, causes it to spread out
into a much larger volume than it other -
wise would have occupied.
Why docs sunshine extinguish a
Because ihe rays engage the oxygen
which had hitherto supported the lire.
Why does a fire burn briskly and
clearly in cold weather f
Because the air being mora dense,
affords more nourishment to the fire,
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V 11 IS IV Muaum i-' l-l " . ' i .
Because the moisture, in being eva
porated, carries oil" with it, as latent,
and therefore useless, a considerable
proportion of w hat the combustion pro
duces. It is a very common prejudice,
that the wetting of coal, by making it
last lunger, effects a great saving; but,
in truth, it restrains the combustion,
and for a time makes a bad fire; it al
so wastes the heat
Why do vegetable stalks, &e. burn
Ah ol..te acquiescence in the de4sin of the
liecatise f tlic quantity of carbon
which they contain.
Why docs flour of sulphur, thrown
into a fireplace, extinguish a chimney
when on fire ?
Because, by its combustion, it affects
the decomposition of the atmospheric
air, which is, consequently, annihila
ted. Why arc strong flames often scon at
the chimney top of foundry furnaces ?
Because the heat of the furnace is so
great, that the smoke burns on reaching
the oxygen of the atmosphere.
Why is it evident that coal is derived
from vegetation ?
Because there are few coals but that
present more or less of a woody texture:
to be traced from the betumenized
wood, which still bears, though approa
ching in its nature to coal, the trunk,
the branches, and even the very leaves
of trees, through all the varieties of
coal, into the fnost compact slaty kind,
of the oldest formation.
Why is charcoal sometimes found
among coal I
Because the slate which covers the
coul layers takes lire, in consequence
of its containing sulphur, in such mi
nute division, as readily to attract oxv-
I gen and inllame ; thus converting vege
table remains into charcoal.
Why do fatal accidents happen from
the burning of charcoal in chambers ?
Because of the abundance of carbo
nic acid gas extricated during the com
bustion. Why are the inside of water casks
charted or slightly burned ?
Because the charcoal thus produced
in the casks, keeps the water sweet,
and in some measure, preserves the
wood from the influence of damp.
Why are long, shallow stove grates
Because the body of the coal is not
soon heated, and required to be oftcner
replenished, to keep up the lire.
Why is the extreme heat of stoves
for heating rooms, pernicious to health ?
Because if the temperature be thus
raised much higher than 300 Fahren
heit, the-animal and vegetable matter,
which is found mechanically mixed at
all times with the air, will lie decompo
sed, anil certain elastic vapors aud flu
ids produced, of a deleterious quality,
and peculiar smell. The matter here
alluded to is very visible to the naked
eve in a sunbeam let in to a dark rofim.
hv do flint ami steel when struck
together produce a shower of sparks ?
ej panicles are eouallv produced, but
are scarcely visible from this combos
tion not occurring. In both cases they
suffice to inflame gunpowder, or to light
This cuiious fact h rti-tmVd hv Dr. Richnrd
koii, the ii'itiiral!!, in Frmkiiu'b Expedition i f Dis
covery, p;clii!R the flulo on the ro.i-ts of the
Arctic Sea. Thin sl.alo roiupo cd pri cip'.tou
-Mib; v-U'-.h, i.i inai.y p! .. r, w,e on fire,
i:m-ttual Itat Tra;.
Take a tight barrel, w ith one head
out. l'our a couple of pails full of w a
ter into it. Draw over the top a sheep
skin, and confine it by a string drawn
around the upper part of the barrel.
Cut the skin from the centre, at right
angles, to nearly the barrel's edge.
.Smear the centre of the skin with
urease, mixed with meal. Set a board
! i''"i me lioor up aganiai me top oi inu
I barrel, with meal strewed on it, fur the
. i ., . . i . . . i
i i"ls to waU up. As they step upon tlie
j skin and advance towards ihe centre,
j suddenly their foundation will give way
j and they will fall into the w uier, from
i " bich there is no retreat. Jf you place
a brick or stone in the barrel, just so as
j to leive the top of it out of w ater, the
first rat that falls in will climb thereon
and set up a cry, which will call the
wlmle family ol rats to see what the
matter is. As each new comer enters
on the skin covered top of the barrel, he
too is plunged below to keep company
with the alarmist. In this way many
rats, perhaps all there are in the house,
may be taken in a single night. The
trap is a simple one, ami costs but little.
Those who have tried it say it is effec
tual. Maine Cultivator.
Cike rou tiik Black Tonock. If
your horse has the disease culled the
"black tongue," take a handful of line
salt and rub it faithfully upon his tongue
; once or twice, mid this operation will
. Cliri 11 llUuut every case.
AND SIIAMOKLY J0U11NAL.
maj ,i y. ihe vital principle of Hepublira, f,om which
.stiiibury, ui fhuinbciiaiul Co.
Farms In i:nglaiil.
Xinc-tenths of the cultivated lands of
Great Britain are leased to tenants,
who pay from two to five pounds ster
ling per acre, aniiii.il rent. Now ad
mitting taxes and labor and other ex
penses to be no higher here than they
arc there, it will at once be seen lha't
our common cultivation will no where
do much more than pay tiic price of
rent; but by superior productiveness,
occasioned by superior cultivation, the
British farmer is not only enabled to
pay rents and taxes; but finding every
thing for husbandry, and all articles put
upon the. ground; he obtains also,
wealth from the pursuit of his calling.
Murwen stated the produce of an
English farm of Sfll acres, in the year
INl l.to be 8,58 equal to 8.!80(10.
On this ground were carried, in that
year, the almost incredible quantity of
13,7 lf one-horse cart loads of manure,
and in the next year lO.VJ.'iO more!
Suppose the rent of this farm to be
twelve dollars an acre, the expense of
manure and its application twelve dol
lars more; still there will be left, as
profit, ten dollars an acre; leaving a
clear gain of about ten thousand dollars
to the tenant.
A bay-l':irm, nenr London, of lOO
acres, was rented for twelve dollars an
acre, or ltl'JO dollars a year : the tenant
commenced with a meat outlay for ma
nure an outlay which would here be
considered at least equal to the value of
the land before it was manured, a large
outlay fur farming implements, and for
accommodations and wages for labou
rers; and yet lie has constantly been
accumulating riches front ibis farm,
afier paving all expenses. Monthly
Make join- own Measures.
A lit siiei.. This has UliiO 1-10 cu
bic inches. A bushel box will bo 15
inches by 10 8-10 in. square, and 8 in.
Half Bi siiei.. A box 12 inches long
by 11 'J-10 inches wide and 8 deep,
will hold just half a bushel.
Pkck. A box 8 inches by S 1-10 in.
square and 8 inches deep, is a peck.
JIai.k a I'kck is 8 inches by 8 inches
square and 1 'J-10 inches deep, or '-'OS
8-10 cubic inches.
IIm.k Gallon-. This contains 131
1-10 cubic inches. A box 7 inches by
1 inches and 1 8-10 inches deep, has
Jst that quantity.
iL Aii r. 1 inches by 1 inches and 1
A correspondent of the Farmer's
Cabinet gives the following method of
preserving hams :
I turn mv barrel over a pan or kctile.
iu whi'-li 1 Diirn hard wood for seven or
ei'ni days, keeping a little water on the
head of the barrel, to prevent it from
drying. 1 then pack two hundred
weight of ham in my barrel, and pre
pare a pickle by putting six gallons of
water in a boiler, with twelve pounds
of sail, twelve ounces of saltpetie, ami
two quarts of molasses. This I stir
sullieieiitly .to dissolve the salt, iVrc,
and let it boil and skim it. I then let it
cool, and pour it on my ham, and in one
week I have smoked hum, very tender,
of an excellent flavor, ami well smoked.
Cold lU'di oonts.
A person accustomed to undress in a
room without fire, and to seek repose
in a cold bed, will not experience the
least inconvenience, even in the seve-
A . . I Mil II I
rest weainer. j ne natural neat ol ins
i i - 1 1 i i .
uouv win very snoe.iiiv rentier urn
even more comfortably warm than the
individual who sleeps in a heated a
parlmeiit, and iu a bed thus artificially
warmed, and who will be extremely
i i i i "ii
uanie toa sensation oi cmuuiess as soon
as the artificial heat is dissipated. But
this is not all the constitution of the
former will be rendered more robust,
and far less susceptible to the influence
of atmospherical vicissitudes than that
of the latter. Jour, of Health.
Blind .Stauueks in Swine. The
cause of the disease is stoppage; the cure
is ellecteil by purging.
Administer from four to six ounces
of castor oil as soon as possible after
you discover symptoms of the disease,
and continue to give the animal laxative
medee'me until the cause is removed.
The annual value of the agi icul'iual
crops of New- Jersey, is estimated tit
twelve millions of dollars. line con.
, slitutes nearly one-third.
there i no npp. al but to force, the vital p,in iple
SaiuvOay, January IS II.
Tlic Iron Tralc.
Sir John Guest states that all protec
ting duties nrc nugatory on iron, ns it
can be manufactured cheaper in this
country thanj in any other part of the
world. He gives the following sketch
of the iron trade: "In 17-10 almost the
whole of the iron in this country was
made from charcoal, and tlic make was
17,3."iO tons. In 1788, in consequence
of the introduction of the new process
of making iron of pit coal, the quantity
increased to 08,300 tons, about which
time Mr. Watt brought his improve
ments to bear upon the iron trade by the
introduction of steam engines for blow
ing the furnaces; after which time
there was a still more rapid increase.
In 1?!H5 the quantity produced was l'-JO,-000
tons. In the next ten years, down
to 18(;, the quantity was increased to
L'oS.OOO tons. In 1823 the quantity
produced w as '152,000 tons. The quan
tity in IN -JO was 581,000 tons this
w as all pig iron. In 1 828 the quantity
was "03.000 tons. From that time to
1N31 it became stationary; it rather
dimini.-hed iu 1830, in consequence of
the distress which prevailed in the
country at that time ; from which time
the increase has been still more rapid.
In In:).", it was estimated at about a
million of tons ; in 1835 it was estima
ted at one million two hundred thousand
tons, and the estimate made by a very
intelligent person who went round the
works iu 1830 was one million five
hundred and twelve tons, which is ra
ther increasing. A very large propor
tion of ihe great increase, latterly, has
been produced by ihe introduction of
hot air in the blast furnace." Report
on Import Duties.
I'if.lXTRICITV IOII MoTIVB PoWEIt.
A German artist in London, is about to
take out a patent for the invention of a
(dock, of which the motive power is to
be electricity. Its construction is said
to be one of extreme simplicity.
Be content with hfservixg praise,
and if your self-esteem is not gratified
by iiEAiuvu it, yourself, whilst living,
when you are dead posterity will do
justice to your memory, and your chil
dren, to the end of their days, will take
pride and pleasure in remembering ihat
you were their father or their mother.
A Fnkliloiiulile I. ml nt tlic Plnno.
fShe eil. d herst'll' it the pis io, roi-ked t i th-
right und thru to tlic left, team d fj.w j. ,1 hen hack
ward, and Uvnn. SSI c p'aced hfr liht hund ahout
midway the k' ys, urt 1 lirr left about two rc'ivi s
lelow it. She now put iff the liht in a brisk
cnu'er up il.e tre ht n , ai d the I. ft after it.
The lift tlirn led tin w.iy hick, ami the light pui
suc.l ii iu I ki mutiiicr. Tim rifi'.t tu ii' d, und re-
pi-ati d its first movement ; In t the left outran it
I'll t ni.', hiiipid oxer it and II l:i ' It riitt.e'v oil
the tia. k. It caiiio In I'R.iin, Imwi ver, In-hind the
left, and p-wed it in the mme Mlo. They nnw
became hi'.l.' incni-cd ut ejeh oilier, at.J nirt fu
riou ly on the mi Idle 1,1 n: d.
llirea met aivf' ! r-i.fl.et eiwiel (lr :ibo.t the
space of ti n acroiidri, ul.ui ilie ti.lit w'.'ppel . Il"
ullofa ud:eii,as tlirits'i' fdrly vjinjia.hcd. Hut
I Wdd in erior tie; Ii t wl.Lh J.ick llau lo'p'i c.iuli his
ui. ' It h id only fj leu back to a tirougtr po ti..n.'
It mi'Uiitrd upon two I I. nk keys, und commenced
the nolo of a ral'b-n .ke. Thi ha I a n u d rful
i flu. t upon the hit, uod placid ho doctrine of 'uukc
rhurmiiit;' bejcm.l a di putc. Ti.e I. ft iuh d I'u-iiou-!y
t 'ar.l it r j e.! II v b.it i-'cctn.-d iiivar'u' ly
panic e'ruck when it i am within t-ix keys uf il, and
a invar'uMy Mired vi:h a ircniend.iua ro irir.g down
the ba-skeys. It eniiliniieJ i:s asau't, o'r.etiines
by way of uaturaN, aometi rr by way of ti.e aharpa,
and som timca by a tig z s through bi t!.; hut a I
ihe, iittcinpu to dirl ii'i-e ihe ri?ht t'nm in tiong-
h.ild priviiiR mi lie-tin!, it cime rlo c up to tU
adversity and expind. Ccorg'n i'centf.
Womw'h To si; i 'I. For the iKiMci I biivfit of
lUoM' erumy llrindctf, whi't'n r in ur.t d ur i gV,
who ate eier prone t.) tail at the u.-e t f fern nit.e
p.rti of fpoc'.i, we c py the filluwing epigram, l y
lt.it ert Tann dull, a Sn tch poii. We h 'po ll.ey
vii lh irufir nop i. n-n iu the dm libulloii of po
it, aud ho'.. I ll.i'ii p. mv.
"Mu'uro imparted in her Midi,
Whin be made mm the Ktronge t,
In ji s'.iii' tl.en, to nuke a;i,i'ii.!,
M.ide woman' I nu'.e the lonjel."
Siit. Ilie. I'oit.
Coon. - l-.v i lie biter 1) bl.n a lingV said
a young !..dy to brr frcrpied, one d iy. The ueu
lU'inuii, I ke t'.u trnei..li y of bis sex in melt a si.
kiln iliou, was us dull as a bummer. 'l)eeio ,"
adib d the 1 1. v, w ith a i ry iivh!i1 look al the ii
t ii re ut ihe nil.rr eudf the loom, tor can't be U'td
A i honl toy biing ind.ol I y his te.u h'r h -w ho
shou d (log him, r plied, If you p'.rai' ' houl.l
like to luve il upon the lialian s)s'uu of ( eiiinai -ship
the hiavv il.okes upwards uud the down o;.cs
and iavnedia-o parent ol desp ilisro.-JxFrr.tiso..
Vol. I .o. XIV.
From the Irhh Fenny Journal.
A aliort l liniitcr of BuMle.
BeTt.r! what are bin-lira t Ay, reader, fair
render, ou my well ask that question. Hut nme
of your six at least know ihe meaning of tho word,
and tho us" of the article it detonate, mifTicirntly
well, though, thank In aven ! there are nany ihou
Far.ds of inv coin. try women whn ore at yet igno
rant rf both, mid imbed to whom fiich knonhdge
would be quite ule!--. Wouldlh.it I were in e
quilly innocent igno ance! Not, rraJer. tti t I Bin
of the feminine gender, and ue tho article in no'
t'on ; I ut my ktiow'cdi;eof it mysterious uses, and
the various tnateiid of which it ia composed, has
bein the ruin of me. I will have infeihed on mv
tomb, '-Here li a n man who waa killed by a bustle!"
Hut before I dit.iil the circumnta-icrs of my un
happy fate, it will perhaps be proper to give de-wrip'i.-in
of the nrticle I a If, whiih has been the
cause of my undoing. Will, then, a bustle if
I made the discovery a few yenrs since, nn I up
to tlint time I h:id alw.iys borr.o the character of a
ite, solute, and promising ymtng m in one l.kn
ly to prt on in th! wntld by tny cm-itions, and
then f re sure t j be I clpej by my friend?. I vra
even, I fl iller rny-e'f. a fjvotito with ihe fjT sex
too ; and jut1y s i, fur I w as thrir mont ardent ad
rn;ri r ; nnd there was one ni 'st lovrly crcaturo a
lining thnn whom I had fondly hoped to make my
own. Uut, nlas! hr.w vain and vision iry are our
h"pe (.f human happiness; auch hopes wilh me
liavn fl d loien i ! As I said orfure, I am a ruined
mi n, o l in d nsi -qiiem-e of hidiia' husile-!
In so unlucky h, ur I was iu a bill-ioom, seatnl
ut a li'llo 'i-tai.Cf from n.y f.ir our my eyrs
wiiti hing hrr iveiy oir uud I.i k, my t ars catching
e'.riy niunj ni I cr se t voice win n 1 nerj In r
coinpVu 1 1 a f. male fiiend, i i tones of the suftm
w his, eiing music, tlt.it ho wna opj resrj wi'h the
he it i f the pi icr. ''.My diai," her trieud replied,
il niLst le th,; i IT ct ofyoui Lu-ilc. h-it do you
slnffit with 1" ' lliir horse-ha r," wt the rrjil;
Hair ! m rcy on u!" says her fiiend, "it is no
woinli r you bio opprissrd that's a hot-arid-hot
ui.iUriul truly. Why you bhou'd dj as 1 dj you
do not sie me fanning ; und the reason is, that I
sli tVmy busdj wilh ha; new hay !"
I braid no morr, for the ladies, supp. sing from
my ryes that I was a listener, changed the topic ol
conversation, though indued il wjs not lucrssu'y,
for ut the time I had not the slightest n iti n of what
'hey meant. Time, however, passed on tuo-t fa
Viirah'y to my wi he another uuiilh, and I i-houM
have called my l.V.huiiiio iny own. : was on a
vi-it to my kirlt-r, und 1 hud every opp irtunity to
m ike mjfelf nreeaiiie. We sang loge her, we
t ilkeil togc'.her, mi l we dauctd ti g. ther. All line
w.,uld hate been very web, l ut unf.ntuiiali ly w
u.ivv.ilkid together. Ii was on the l ift time we
i vvr did sj that the rin uni.-ta-.ee oo u r. d whiih I
have now to relate, und which gavo the fi -t diAth
blow Ij my hi pes of ha piuess. We weie crowing
Cat i-'.c-biidge, brr Jear arm lii krd in mine, wh n
"c chance l to meet a f. male fri lid ; and wi-hing
to h ive ii lmle chat witli l.er without incninmo ling
the pas-eni'i--, we git ti the cde of the flig-way
near which ut t'n lino there w.a standi r hii old
white ho se, tut illy LI ml. lie wat a qn r!-l oking
mi mil, und i . oiii i f us iouM have suppog.d I'ruin
I n physii guiuiiy that l.c bad any ravage propi tisi-
'v in lit nature. Hut iuncine my bs'oii liinrut
and horror when I suUci.ly beard my channel give
u i-cnaiii thai pi.-ieed me to the vciy h'-uil ! jdJ 1
when I piiieived that ihsoto bus old blind biue.
lk.iv.ng lowly ami y iv.iyi J big htal i. uii'l,
ciujjilll.c how sh.ill I !esciibeitt caught my
Catherine really I can't say ho hut he cuught
her; aud before I c;uld ex'i.c.ile ttr Ironi h jaws,
he made a ncf in hc( giiriiieuls i-uih us lu.lv never
sull'.'ud. 8dk gown, petticoat, bus lc eveiythiug,
in fact, gave uy, ond Irfi an opening a cl.a-in
an exp. sine, that may pirhups le imagined, but
cannot be de.-c ibid.
As lapi.lly as 1 coi.ld, of course, I got my fair one
into a jarvy, and huni d home, the truth gra lual'y
opriiiiig iu u y mind ns to the c.iui-e of the disastir
it was, that the blind horse, hungry brute, bad
been aMractid by tho unt il of my Catherine's bus
tle, made of hay new hay !
Catherine w is never the same to me afterwards
she to. k the must invincible dishke to wulk with
me, or rather, perhaps, to be seen in the streets
wi h inc. Uut mailers were not yit come to the
wuisl, and 1 had ii.du'g' d in hopes ih it she would
yet le mine. I had huweur tuken a deep aver-ion
Jo hus'.b', and i ven iVi nniiud to w.-ge- war upon
them to he I c t ul uiy uhi ity. Iu this spirit, a few
da)s bfler, I di-tcrii iued to wreak my vengeance on
my s -ti t bustle, for I found by this lime thut she
too wustmul ius ol liing a lld leulot beuuty. Ac
co iliii(;ty, having to uccoiiipar-.y hi r end my in
tended wilo to a bull, I t"lu into my .islet, rojin
in tlie courte uf the evening before she went into it
to i!r. s, uud pouncing Ukmi her haled bus le, which
lu mi hrr to la table. 1 ii ll.cted a cut i.n it wilh
my p iiknif -, an I reined. Uut what a mistake i.id
1 muke! Ala., it was not my s.s ei' bus'le, but my
C'ultn tine's ! Iluwev. r, wo went ta I' etui, und
for a time ail wuitsmuoth y or, I took out my
t'.ilheiino as a pmtner in the dance; but imagine
my honor when I pi revived her giudually becoming
thiiiiirr and thin ir loimin her fno.niw nt a
slie duncrd ; au I, untie than that, th I mery movo
menl which she de.ciilsd in the fiiU.e tlie la
du' chain, the ihrte was accurately luiuksd
iKiCt: or it i:utisig.
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recorded on tho chalked floor with bran I Oil
dia ! re der, pity me: waa ever man so unfortu
nate 1 Tbi sealed iny doom. Sho would never
spe.ik to me, ot even to look at ma afterwards.
Du this was not all, My character wilh the ser
ay, with both sexes waa alio de-tnyud. I who
hid been heretofore, aa I said, considered as an ex
ample of prudence and discretion for young men,
was now set down a ajhoughtlesa, devil may-car
v..g, never to do well: ihe men treated me co'dly,
an. I the women turned their backs upon me; anJ
so thus in trahty made me what they had supposed
Sumo; ' lenrih by mv mi-fnr unes, and the
hopi I s in ss of my situa:ion, 1 became utterly rock
iest, and on'y ih mght of carrying out my rcvenga
on the I unl s in overy way in my poworv and
this I muit say with some pride I did for awh !
wih good rlh-c . I got a number of the hate. urtt
ebs nianufaclur. d for myself, but not, reader, to
wejr, is you shuli bear. Oh! no; but whenrvor
I reciivcd nn invitation to a parly which indeed
had latterly been seldom scut me I took one of
these ariicles in my p cket, and, watching a favo
rable opportunity, when all were engaged in tha
in ?y figure of the dance, let it secretly full amongst
lln m. Tho result may be imag t:cd ay, reader,
imagine i', for I cannot desrribo it with rflict. Tlrst,
the hiilf-shppresscd, but simultaneous scream uf all
the ladies as it was held up for a cl .iinnnt ; next, tho
equal')' simultaneous movement uf the I ulii s' hands,
all qu'ckly dbengagej from thrsa of their p artnors,
ajul n l rais. d up in wonder, hut catrioj down to
III, ir hustles I vtr was movement in the danco
execute.! wilh such precision; and I shoutd be in -mo
talli 'd a tho inventor of an atliluio o expres
sive of a.'i.timcnt and of fc-l-rg.
Al is ! this is ihe only c insol.iti m n aw afforded
me in my iiffl.c inns : I invented a m w al itudc a
n-w movemei t in the quadrille: lot oltiera tee thai
it beuot fj gotb ii.
am Slick's Visit to the Fair.
bt o. r. w.
Aa 8am was promenading silently, and thinking
I'll keep easy, and make poverty a great conveni
ence, one of the gentler sex politely accosbd birr,
nnd asked him in a business manner "Will you
lake a cup of coffee, sir 1" "Xii objections, being
it's you, and if I I ke it I'll take another, and then
tuny t o as how I'll ih ink your health," icpl cd Sam.
Tliai.k you, sir, I must acknowledge a complimont,
and will drink wilh you with pleasure. Your
name, if I mistake not, a r, is Samuel Slick." Well,
you have guessed it i-liik enough." ! was sure it
was, and us I note all the calls I have, I will set it
down, fir really I fear I may have f.-wer culls than
others." llaidiy say-. Sam ; ' for if you were up
for itfll i I'd go a rhnnce in you " "Another Com
pliment, air, und hi pe you ure not going; but,h!
I i-ee a hdy cjIIb you on the opposito d of the
room." Wi II, miss, what do I owe you J" "For
one cup of coffee, sir, GO cents, and for two cups.
sii.fl fir thiee cups, sir, you recollect I drank
c .lire w .t'i y iiu, u $1 60 n nil is J3, sir, and then
ou know vou p.iid two ciii plimeut, which, ac
cording to our ej uh't-I ed rub s is 50 cents each,
makes in all jl i.n ! vcu hive given a $5 piece,
I'm sure i u'l. iu!.e tii s im ut.ioti, with your ini
1 : i und n one upon ii in Iu 1, l. r the other dollar, as
I ll .c no change. Ah! see, sir, the lady cull"
l urrying s.-.m otT. ram i.c'iiuw ledges the smc-
'""" ul"' "f''y. " ' nan,;
i. .1. .i i.. i.i t .
nun a it-tier, ici.ii.g l.im ti was gecn to lur by a
tiicud to U .ii J to him, hearing that ho would visit
ll.c fair, nnd ii quoting her to receive 5 cents, the
ntuouiil of pi si: ge a d up ti it, at the same time
commending him foi hi g ncial liberality, and ae
ti g a centiihuiioii of a slii liii' to aid the poor fund,
w hich was read.lv pai I, and Sam, fueling hiuvelf ut
h'.irny to read, b nl.e tho eel, und re id a fo!lt s:
"S.r: I l.o; e n i hlu'ily ill lliis method of infor
n.i g y;u, 1 1 at Kuchpirsons aa visit the fuir ard
buy tioibin?, (ecu g y..u huve nothing,) can I ava
any couliibuli na of m nev with me, in aid u( uur
luud for the poor. I!i sp. elfully, ice."
1 hit touihed S.im's tcn-'er senliiuents as be
had I ecu spending money so bheially at the fuir, to
forget ihe poor would not do and utling his hand
into hi pi'ckrt, dit w forth , 1 and sunendeied, twe
of whiih were sho.tly r turned to him, with a state
ment that Ihey wrie Ira 1, and he must rc lace them
or it would not redound to lis ciedit which uu;
was f .und qu'ck in d inu, making all apologies foi
the error, and reuniting he did not know the poison
who pss-ed them up u him; so concluding, us hi
d d not want any ot the babies and cradles, Ac, t
return home. When about to tnuke his exit, I
was slopped l y the duor-Lecper, who to'J him I.,
must psy a d.dlar to go out, suying, "il is rustonia
ry, as vou know, sir, you poi.l I ut two ahillings t.
come in and then, t ir. for leaving here before thi
rei-t of Il.e comjiaiiy, il it uul thai auch prison
on ub.eniing iheinsclvi-t, place in the hands of ih
doot-kceer the sum of one dollar, for the purj c
of buyii g candles, in order that the ladiis may a
whui the iiuoii rises.
Tkil CutrMix to CkhW." A l"s;e t'
tloated down the F!l )e Uud y, u.i one of th
brioche, of which sal an o!J r .ter, wria mih
well haveung ihe sn of 'Oti! s'na I we go
sailing " but I'ii -in h d. e.l and lone sp . eirane
we presume be v. us not t i iho burn ir 1 1 "crow
II j p isto l un u the bay, moJ ih poopU wuhc
htiu good lu.k. Octoa.