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guubury, Northumberland Co. Pa. Saturday, August 21, IS 11.
Vol. I-Xo. XLYII.
CjSIteon line make a square.
Fi om MaefcwoncT Magazine.
IfllopK be dead why seek to live 1
For what beside ha Life to Rtvcl
Love, Life, and Youth, and Beauty too,
If hope be dead aay ! what are you ?
Imp without hope ! It cannot be.
There is a vessel on yon tea,
Becalmed ami sailhs an Despair,
And know 'rii 'helpless Love floats there.
Life without Hope 1 Oh, (hat ia not
To live! but, day by day to tot,
With feelings cold and pasions dead :
To wander o'er the world, and tread
Upon its beauties ; and to gaze,
Cjuita vacant, o'er ita flowery maze.
Oh, think if thia be Life! then say,
"Who lives when hope is fled away 3"
Youth without hope ! An endless night.
Trees which have felt the cold apiing'a blight.
The lightning's flashes and the thunder's suife,
Yet pine away a weary life,
Which older would have sunk and died
Beneath the stroke their youth defied
Dut curst with length of days, are left
To rail at Youth and Hope bereft.
And Beauty, too, when Hope is gone
Has lost thu rsy in which it shone;
And seen without this borrowed light,
Has List the beam which made it bright.
Now what avail the ailken hair.
The angel smile, and gentle air.
The beanving eye ; and glance refined
Faint semblance of that purer mind
As gold dust sparkling in the sun,
Point where the richer strata run I
Alaa ! they now just seem to be
bestowed to mock at Misery.
They speak of days long, long gone by,
Then point to cold Reality,
And with a death-like smile, tbey say
"Oh ! what are we when Hope' away 1"
Then Lane, Life, Youth and Beauty too,
When seen without Hope'a biight'ning hue,
All aigh in Miskri's saddest tone,
"Why seek to live if Hope is gone!,'
From the National Gazett'.
This case continues, as in justice it shou!d, to ex
e deep interest. The latest account of tho un
rtunate girl ia in the following evidence given be
e Justice Paikcr day bcfoi e yesterday. We co-
from the Journal of Commerce.
"Cabi or Maht J. Rookrs. Daniel C. Payne,
No. 47 John alreel, cork cutter, went yesterday
the Police Office, at the request of Justice Par
r, to give any information lie might possess, or
lich might tend to throw any light upon the die
pearance of Miss Mary C. Rogers, said to have
en murdered at Hoboken, and made the following
dements s I have known Mary C Rogera
rice October or November las-t, at which time I
entto board at her mother's, at No. 126 Nassau
eet During my day :bere, (which waa until
tibia a few da) a of the time Mrs. Rogers gave up
eping boarders, ) myself and Miss Rogers formed
attachment for each other, the result of which
is, that we were engaged to be married. The
it time I saw her waa on Sund.iy morning, the
th July last.
About the hour of ten o'clock on that morning,
was busy shaving myself in my room, when she
roe and knocked at my door ; upon which I open
I the same, when she told me that she was go
g to Mrs. Downing'a, when I replied, very well,
err. I shall look out for vu in the evening. At
ia time she appeared cheerful and lively as usual,
During the time that I had been acquainted with
er she had been at Mra. Downing'a some three or
iur timea to my knowledge; and on two occasions.
s she returned from there, I had waited for her a
iut dark, on the corner of liroadwiiy and Ann
rcet, until the alighted from an omnibus, and then
alked home with her. Mra. Downing live in
me street, No. 63. I did not go to the corner of
nn street and Brosdwsy on this occasion to wait
ir her, a I had done before, on accouut of a very
eavy storm coming on about dusk, and I feeling
t my own mind that aha would not leave Mr,
owning' that night, but remain there aa aha had
one on anothei occasion. Upon loaving the house
sal morning, which waa about 11 o'clock, 1
ralked directly to my brother's John Payne's, iu
rVarren street, No. 33, and remained in bis couipa
ly until one o'clock, part of the lime in the house
ind part of the time out. When out of the house,
went to Scott' Bazaar, in Dey atieet, where we
emaiued until about one, when we left there and
talked np to Broadway and parted company near
iu Paul'a Church. I then walked up into James Mr. Bickford'a and read the newspapers
jntil about 2 o'clock, and then came down, and
ook my dinner at Go.liri's eating house, in Fulton
treet. I then went home, and at three o'clock
waa lying on ray bed, and remained ihrre until a
wul ail o'clock, when I dressed myself and walked
down to the Battery, and remained there until a-
bout a ouarter Dat aeven o'clock. When I left,
any brother was coming off the Battery with hi
;hildren, to whom I epoke for moment or two and
then parted. I walked up Broadway, aud when
near Ann atreet, noticed a storm was fast coming,
up, and thinking it waa too early to go to, Ua, I
walked up to Bickford'a, in 4mea atieet, and re
mained there until nine o'clock, and then want
9oic and imifea1 for the 1
impression that the omnibusse run on Sundays,
and had the weather been clear, I ahould hive waU
ted for Mary on the corner of Ann atreet and Broad
way, aa uaual. I have never known Mary, since
I have been in the house, to keep company with any
poison but myself, and do not know of her ever
having any male person to casually call upon her.
Her habits were very domestic, she scarcely ever
leaving the house, and I do not think that she ever
left the house in company with any other person
but myself.
Daniel Payne, on hia further examination, said t
"On my return home on Sunday evening, about
the hour of 9 o'clock,! waa asked by Mrs, Hayes,
the aunt of Mary, who waa in the house, and who
had come there after I left at 6 o'clock, where Mary
was, when I replied that the had gone to Mrs.
Duwning's, when Mra. liayea replied that her
mother was very much alarmed about her, and had
gone to her house, (that ia Mra Hayes' hquse,) to
enquire f her. Nothing further upon the subject
of Mary'a absence then passed between us, excep
ting that Mrs. Hayes made the remark, that she
supposed that she would be home in the morning.
Mrs. Hayes then offered me a light to take to my
room, I declined it, stating that I alwaya went in
the dark. When I took my breakfast on the fol
lowing morning, Mrs. Roger remarked that Mra.
Hayes had gone home to her house to aee if Mary
waa there, and waa to return immediately aud let
me know. I then went to work, piesumiug, if all
waa not right, that they would lot me know at the
I heard nothing more until I returned borne to
my dinner, and then heard that she had not been
either at Mra. Downing'a or Mra. Hayes', at which
the family were much alarmed. I then commenced
searching for her, and in the first place went t
Mra. Pitcher's," st Harlem, and maJe enquiry there
lor her, when they informed me aha had n ;i been
there, Thia waa the only place that I knew of her
being acquainted out of the family. I next went
to W illiamsburg to search for her. I did not know
ny one there, and had no reason for going there
ny more than any other place, but thought I must
make a general enquiry, and the next day procee
ded to Hoboken, also to btaten Ialand, and also
crosied over the South Ferry, and enquired of dif
ferent peraona at all I hone places, if they had seen
ny porson of her description, describing her to
tbem. On the evening of the same dsy, 1 carried
an advertisement to the Sun newspsper, respecting
her absence, Ac.
On tho following day, Wednesday, I made fur
ther enquiry and aearched for her, and first of all
called upon the keeper of a public house, on the
corner of Duane and William atreets, kept by Gal
as, owing to a note having been received at the
house, by the mother, without signature, that they
could tell something about ber when on enquiry,
ascertained that a young girl had called there and
remained in company with a young man for three
hours', but lite description of this girl did not at
II answer the description of Mary, and not only ao,
the girl who was theie they stated waa in the prac
tice of chewing snuff while she was there, and was
dressed in blue. I then proceeded to Hoboken, it
being between 9 and 10 o'clock, and made enqui
ry about Hoboken, and also along the ahore, as far
as the Elysian Fields House. I did not make any
inquiry at the last mentioned house, but did before
got there. I inquired for her at the ferry, and
three limes between the furry and the house. These
inquiriea were made of two different persona whom
I casually met on the road, and at a public house
close to Van Buskirk'a, but obtained no trace of her
whatever. I then teturned to the city about I or 2
o'clock, and in the afternoon went to my store, but
did not go to work, and returned home again about
After having been in the house about a quarter
of an hour, a gentleman, whose name I was infor
med by him waa Luther, and residing at No. 90
Chambers at, came into the dining room, where
myself and others were sitting, and informed me
that a body had been found by him in the water
near Hoboken. which he supposed, from the des
cription of the dress, to be the body of Miss Rogers,
who had been advertised in the newapafier. I did
not go to Hoboken to iudentify the boJy at that
time nor since.
Before I waa out of my bd on the following
morning, Mr. Urommelin came in and informed the
family, that he had been to Hobokan, and the body
there found was the body of Msry. I think it was
about half past six (he afterwards said five o'clock)
in the morning wheu I arose. Mr. Crommelin al
so informed ua that th inquest had been held the
night before, which did away with any necessity
for myself or the family going to Hoboken.
We ate very much surprised to note that this
testimony is passed over by severs! New York
jnurnala witn Hie opinion irjai homing important
waa elicited from the witness. Now it appeara to
ua that very grave queationa aiiae upon aifling the
statement of Mr. Payne, involving nothing Use
than a suspicion that he baa not told a peifcctty re
aonable atory. Cautiously aa such a autpicion
ahould be mentioned, it ia neveithelci right to, ut
ter it upon proper grounds. These are presented
by the New york Star, p which find the ai
ueied comment Upon Mr, ray ne'e testimony.
'Narration of Mc, Payne before the police offi
cers, containa ataleinenu and admisaiona which
ahould lead to fuilhei aciutiny and examination.
Ha aays they tngagrd to It married, and ha
waa a boarder In the houso of her mother, where
he slso had resided up to the moment she left the
house on the morning of her mysterious disappear
ance and deatruction. He it the last perton who
aaw her there on that fatul day. He aays, "the
tame up stairs and knocked at my door'' He
opened it, and found her dressed for a walk.
She said she wst going to see Mra. Downing.
lie said very well he would "come for her in the
evening." The statement in an another paper ia
that, he said "Very well, Mary, I will look out for
ye-n in the evening." If either be correct, here is
a positive engagement to meet her to whom he was
affianced, and which was not likely to be broken
under aucb cirouinslancea without any reasonable
He snys that "from 11 o'clock, A.M. until t, P.
M. he was at hia brother's, or went with nim to the
Dey st. Bazaar. He then walked up Broadway,
and thence to Bickford'a, in James street, until 2 o'
clock then went to Fulton street and dined at
an eating house ; went home about 3, and laid
down until six, P. M, when ha walked to the Bat
tery." The jtietion may be here asked l Why did he
pass hia own (warding house (kept by Mary'a mo
ther) to dine at an eating house, in Fulton street,
but a block from her own residence 1 And again,
an important question may be suggested : From 3
to 6, when he allegea he waa at the house, was he
seen by the mother or any of the family ! Or was
he there without his usual intercourse with them
for it must have been about their usual tea time.
At 8, he aaya bo walked to the Battery, and re
turning, on reaching Ann atreet, (which ia but a
few doors from hia boarding house,) he saw the
storm gathering, and walked to Bickford'a in Jamea
atreet (a distance, perhapa, over half a mile,) and
ataid there until 9 o'clock and returned and retired
(or the night.
i ne two hours ot this awlul thunder storm are
important, and his whereabouts ahould be moat sat-
isfactorily ascertained, and ao ahould every hour of
that melancholy dsy. lit knew where the had
ffene, of which even her mother toot ignorant.
He bod promised to meet her in the evening ;
he went to the Battery at the very lime be should
have taken the contrary direction to fulfil hia en
gagement with her who had confided herself to him,
and at Ann street he turns off for Bickford'a, when
in the same space of time he could have nearly
leached her, and thus shown reasonable solici
tude for her.
In the searches he made for her, it does not ap
pear that he held any consultations with her mo
ther or friends, as to the places ihey might deem
proper to be aeniched.
After searching for her at Harlem, Williamsburg
and Hoboken, without auccesa, he was afterwards
"informed by Mr. Lu'ber, of No. 90 Chambera
atreet that Mary had been Jound at tluboken.
and an inquest was to be held," but aa did hot ao
to HoaoKsa hi attssd th iriii-kst. A Mr
Crommelin went. And can it be that he waa so
lofct to all feelings of humanity of affection for
her who waa his betrothed of a regard for the a11 c
lions of her aged, widowed mother that he could
remain, aud not rush to the spot and call down the
vengeance of Heaven upon the ae.lucer end mur
deier. It requires more explanation than has yet
been given.
Is there not in the above suggesliona sufficient
ground for examining this witness again and call
ing upon win to euoieniiale bis statements I ills
conduct, according to hia account waa to aay the
least very extiaordinary from first to last, aud re
quires explanation.
Soon after the revolutionary war, Capt. P.,
brave Yankee officer. Waa at St. Petersburg, in
Ruaaia, and while there, accepted an invitation to
dine there waa a large number at the table, and
among the rest an English lady, who wished to ap
pear one of the knowing onea. Thia lady on un
derstauding that an American was one of the guests,
expressed to one of her friend a determination to
quia him. She fastened on him like a ligreas, ma
king many enquiries respecting our habita, customs,
dress, manners, and mode of life, education,
musements, etc. Ac. J o all inquiriea, Capt. P
gave an answer that satisfied all the company, ex
cept the lady; ahe waa determine-! not to be satis
lied, and the following abort dialogue took place:
iAidy. have the lich people in your country
any carriagea 1 for I suppose there are aome that
call themselves rich.
Capt. P. My tesidence is in a small town up
on an Maud, where, there are but a few carriage
kept, but in the Urge towns and citiea upoo the J
main land, there are a n nber kept iu style suited
to our republican manners.
Lady. I can't think where you find driver
for I ahould not thiiil ihe Americans knew how to
drive a coach,
Capt, ,We find no difficulty on that account,
"fVain ; we ean have plenty of drivers by aendiug
to tni'iand for them.
Larfy. Speaking vary quickly. I think the A
m ricans ought to drive tho English instead of the
English driving the Americans,
Capt. J'. We did, madam, in the lato wart
but aiuce peace, we permit the Euglish to drive us !
The lady half choked with anger, elood mute a
minute, and then left the loom whispering to her
friend the Yankees are too much lor ua in the
esbltt, aa well as in the field.
The Tery Latest.
In these days of trouble, the necessi
ties of men have prompted almost eve
ry method ot raising the wind, bo
many queer ways have been reported,
that we had concluded there was no
means of gouging which remained un
covered. But acknowledge our error:
mortal ingenuity lias made another im
provement in rascality and impudence.
A simple minded and honest country
man wniic walking upon the levee yes
terday, observed a well dressed gentle-
r i . , . .
man, a few yards in advance of him
drop his pocket book. lie picked it up
and hailed the careless stranger, who
turned with apparent surprise and wai
ted until the other approached.
'Isn't this your pocket book (" said the
countryman. "I thought I saw you
drop it"
"Well, mv soul it is, I owe ten thou
sand thanks ; you are an honest man.
There is a large amount of money
here, and had I lost it beyond recovery
I should have been ruined for ever."
The worthy rustic was delighted be
yond conception. The feelings of deep
gratification which always arise in
consequence of performing a praise
worthy action, were much increased by
the thanks so plentifully bestowed upon
"Ninetv-nine persons in every hun
dred," said the loser of the pocket book,
would not have acted as vou have
done. I feel compelled to evince my
gratitude in a substantial manner you
must permit me to make you a pres
ent of twenty dollars" He fumbled
over the roll of notes, and said : "l have
nothing smaller than a fifty dollar bill ;
can you give mc thirty dollars in
"O yes, easy," said the other.
The transaction was completed and
the poor dupe walked away, not a lit
tle elated with his good lortune. 1 wo
hours afterwards, the unfortunate coun
tryman was arrested for attempting to
pass a fifty dollar counterfeit note. It
is almost needless to add that it was the
note he had received from his worthy
friend, who so strangely dropped hfs
pocket book. N. O. Picayune
The Meeting.
We have already stated that six fe
males, rescued from the "William
Brown," had arrived at Germantown,
their place of destination in this neigh
borhood. Y c are told that one of the
company was not of the family that had
come to make rtieir home in German-
town. iite was a young woman
whose mother fourteen years before
had come from Scotland to this coun
try, and the daughter thought she had
only to come to America to find her pa
rent. 1 heir common sufferings had
attached her to the other five females,
and they took up their abode in Gcr-
mantown, the young woman ascertain
ing very soon that she was not likely to
find her mother quite as ready as she
had supposed, bhe accordingly look
cd about for work to earn her living
Shortly after her arrival, she was visi
ted, among many others, by an elderly
lady lrom JVlanayunk, w ho came to en
quire after the rescued sufferers gener
ally, and to hear more particulars of
those who were lost with the ship and
from the boat. Having heard the oft
repeated story, the old lady ventured to
make one particular enquiry
"Was Mary on board the
William Brown1?"
"Yes, she was."
The next question dropt tremulously
from her lips:
was she saved :
"Yes, I am she."
"My child !" exclaimed the mother.
And so the o'd lady supplied her
aaugnier wi., a home, which she Was
about Uj earn among strangers.
U. S. Gazette.
Crane's Patent Twelve Moxtus
Clock. A model specimen of this
Clock is now at the house of Mr. Van
Boskerck (Congress Hall) for public in
spection. They require no more space,
weight or strength of spring than eight
day clocks t will run one year without
once winding up ; are perfectly silent
other than striking the hour. i he
whole simple, easily adjusted and re
gulated, and when so, the time will not
bo altered as in other clocks, by wind
ing, by the difference of temperature, or
by an increase of friction or weight, a
desideratum in time keeping which has
long been sought, and next in import-
ance to the first discovery of the pende-
mm l F'atArin I Irttftf
Revolutionary Anecdotes.
It is well remembered that a reward
of 500 was offered for the head of
John Hancock. When he signed the
Declaration ot Independence, he did it
wmi a ooid nana, in a conspicuous
manner, and rose lrom his scat, point
ing to it, and exclaimed, "There John
Bull can read my name without spec
tacles; ho may double his reward, and
1 put him at dchance.
When I visited Mr. Adams in lo-
vembcr, 1818, his hand trembled simi-
I. ci if i - .u- r..i I
lar to Stephen Hopkins, tho Quaker i
patriot ot Khode Island, who had been
afflicted with a paralytic stroke. Mr.
Adams acted as his amanuensis, and
asked him if he should sign his name to
trie Declaration of Indepenaence fori
him. He replied, "Nol 1 will sign itl
myself, if wo are hung for signing it,
you shall not be hung for signing it lor
me. Mr. Adams, then in imitation of
Hopkins, took his pen, clasped his wrist
with his left hand, went through the
tremulous motion of signing his name, I
and in the language ol Hopkins, empha
tically said, "if my hand trembles, John I
liull will find my heart won tt which,
Mr. Adams said, electrified all Con
gress, and made tho most timid firm in
their purpose.
A Illvcr ou Fire.
It can no longer be doubted that the
Alabamians are waking up, as it will
appear, by the following article, that
they have succeeded in setting their
principal river on fire:
While Mr. J. M. Cooper wasprosecu
ting the removal of McGrcy's Shoals,
after boring to the depth ol 375 lect his
auger suddenly dropped and entirely
disappeared. In the space of several
moments a deep hollow sound was
heard, resembling the rumbling noise
of distant thunder from the chasm be
low, and at the samo instant gushed
forth from the shaft thus made a clear
transparent, oleagenous substance or
liquid, which toils up very similar to
the effervescence of a boiling pot ; and
owing to the sluggishness of tho cur
rent, has gradually diffused itself over
the surface of the river. A quantity
has been collected, and upon applica
tion of fire, it is found to burn equal to
the present sperm oil.
1 o gratify curiosity and make further
tests, fire has been applied to the oil on
the water, and the whole surface of the
river is now burning, emitting a flame
of most beautiful appearance, about C
inches high, and has already extended
about half way down to Fort Stoddard,
the reflection of which upon the lion
zon at night, presents a most sublime
spectacle far surpassing in grandeur
and beauty of appearance the aurora
borealis. I Mobile Journal.
A Xatural Curiosity
A late English paper recommends
all w ho are fond of seeing the freaks of
nature, to gratify their penchant by pac
ing a visit to Master T. Jones, the "por
cupine youth," as it facetiously terms
him, exhibiting at the Losmorama
This singular production of nature is
a healthy and interesting youth, about
ten years of age, and three feet three
inches in height, with the exception of
nts lace ana uic paims oi ins nanas, nis
whole body is covered with dark homy
thorns, resembling the coat of a hedge
hog or porcupine. Ihey are very
thickly set, and at stated periods come
off gradually without the feast ptun ; in
deed, thev may be cut or burnt off with
out iniurv. The roots remain in the
flesh, and grow again by degrees, in-
creasing to the length of half an inch,
underneath which, the skin is soft and
healthy. The youth is of Welsh pa
rents, and the youngest of ten children,
all of whom, except himself, have a fair
and clear skin. Ihe appearance is si
milar to that caused by the plica polo
nica, a disease well known in l'oland.
The Indian's opinion or the Book
of Mormon. An old Indian having at
tended a Mormon meeting, and heard
one of its advocates extol Mormonism ;
was requested to give his opinion of its
merits. lie began by detailing the great
good which had been done by the Bi
ble, of which God was the author. And
said he, the devil, seeing this, dctcrmi
ncd that ho would have a Bible of his
own, rind, accordingly, he wrote the
book of Mormon. But on examination
he felt ashamed of his work, and so he
hid it in Ontario county, N. Y.
But Jo
Smith dag it up, and published it as u
I rus!aftnn Imm I rw"1 ?
An anagram is the dissolution of snt
word or sentence into letters as ele
ments, and then making some other
word or sentence upon it, applicable to
persons or things named in such origi
nal word or sentence. Ihere aro
words of tho desription, both of ancient
and modern application, w hich exhibit
coincidences that are surprising, and af
ford a very peculiar fund of amuses
inent. The following is a selection of
some of the best transpositions:
a Sr c?.
Old England,
Radical Reform,
Comical Trade.
A nice cold pie.
All great sins.
Sly ware. i
Spare him not. j
March on. (
Goldon Land.
Best in Prayer.
IVine Thumps,
Nay I repent if.
Rare mad frolic.
To love Ruin.
Great Helps.
DiARftnoEA. People need not b
long troubled with that disorder, so gen
erally prevalent at this season, com
monly known as the summer of bowel
complaint, when the certain remedy
therefor may be found on every man's
dinner table, in the shape of salt and
vinegar. Iwo tea spoonsful of tlie
former, dissolved in half a gill of latter,
and swallowed at a draught, will in
most cases effect an instant cure. Th
second dose, if needed, will assuredly
accomplish it. We are ready to giv
our certificate in the premises, for we
witnessed the proof. The recipe should
be published annually, every summer.
iNantuckct Lnquirer.
Mdsqdito Bites. A correspondent of
tho Now York Commercial Advertiser
recommends the following solution as a.
cure for musquito bites :
Dissolve sal soda (bleaching powder)
in water, and with the tip of your fin.
ger apply it to the bite, letting it dry,
the cure is complete. A teaspoon full
of the solution is sufficient for hundreds
of bites.
Art Old Bachelor is a poor, lonelr.
forsaken, woo begone, unprovided for
being, the child of misanthropy and tha
ridicule of society. Who tares for him t
Who will mourn for him when dead !
For what does he live, dig, toil, sweat
and enduro all the ills that flesh is heir
to ? His heart must be that of adamant
to behold the sufferings of old maids, at
they writhe under all the agonies of ce
libacy wasting their sweetness upon
the desert air, and scattering their
charms prematurely to the bleak winds
of disappointment. An old Bachelor I
Pray, what is he? A mere 0 in tho
world, signifying nothing when alone.
but increasing tenfold when placed up
on the right side of 1 : 6ince in this
country a good smart man and wife
with their little ones seldom count less
than 10 in the population of the world.
I low much happiness does the old ba
chelor loose 1 No smiling nngel stands
at the door to welcome him as he re
turns, 'My dear, are you come Xs No
lisping cherub climbs his knee, and in
tones of love cries out, "Daddy give
me thuin thugar kitheth.' Uh, who
would not marrv, after having onco
tried it, and thereby have a companion
for a cold winter a comforter through
life to sympathise with your misfor
tunes and rejoice at your prosperity-
to ioin the dance with vou at your par-
ties of pleasure, and finally to bedew
your grave with those chrystaline tears
which spring from a pure fountain that
one in a state of celibacy knows not of.
Chicago Dem.
No human being was ever known be
fore to have been on the Island near
Niagara Falls, from which a man was
rescued last week. The first and se
cond of these Islands, named the Sis
ters, is rarely visited ; the third is
near the Falls as to be inaccessible.
He was got offby a boat sent over by a
rope, and in pulling it back the boat
swept within a few feet ol uie preci
pice. ILxchange.
Multiply the figure 0 by any other
single figure, and the two figures com-,
posing the product, added together, w ill
make 0. Thus, 0 multiplied by 4, make
3ft, which two figures added together,
make 0, and so with all thotherfU
gures. , "