Sunbury American and Shamokin journal. (Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pa.) 1840-1848, August 28, 1841, Image 1

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From the N. Y. New Ern.
The Mechanic' Saturday Night.
Oh ! sweet is the home of the toil worn Mechanic,
When labor ia hush'd in the atillncst of night ;
When the hum of commotion, disaster and panic,
la atill aa the stars in their orbit of liaht ;
Qui sweeter by far ia the neat little mansion.
When o'er flowing hoard of Ilia industry speak ;
Vhcn the sweat covered wage hy wildest expan
sion, Replenish his storea at the clo.e of the week.
With plenty all smiling in natural splendor
With products of Nuture, delicious and sweet,
nd the choicest of viands his earning cun render,
All clustering high in the lowly retreat,
low rich is the banquet how ereat the profusion J
How happy the man when his laboring cease ;
Vhcn hia efforts arc yielding the grcatct dillu-ion,
Of harmony, happiness, pleasure and peace.
)h ! bright is the hearth of the workman at even,
And kindly the let lings his bosom must know,
When hisgcncious heart in it fulness halh given,
The bread he has earned by the sweat of his brow ;
nd how sweet is the scene of the family pleasures ;
The holy atTcctions they retain;
t hen he clasps to his bteust hia own loving trea
sures. And fondles his little ones over again.
t'c apirits of mercy look down on his dwelling,
And guard hia abode in the mills! of ularm;
A'licii the suiges of poverty frightful are swelling,
Or frowns o'er hi cottage adversity's storm.
)h ! come like a pilot uf truth on the ocean,
And guide hi- bine bulk to the huveu he'd seek ;
V ml lender his life in his country's devotion.
As sweet us hi home at the close of the week.
From the tcliclt r Daily AJirrliter.
A rt'inalv Humbug.
The public arc cautioned in relation
o a certain woman, nut unknown to
iime, though it be ill, who has made
vochester and its vicinity the scene of
ter designing operations for some three
r four weeks past. Who she is, or
here she came from, no one in reality
hows : at least those do not who have
'oen imposed upon by her, and who
'tight to have known her best.
Jn person she is full and of middle
tature, dresses richly, though evincing
ome lack of taste, completion light,
eaturcs regular, eyes blue, hair brown
uid somewhat inclined to grey, age
ibout thirty-five. And having a face,
vhich, though exhibiting some marks
if care, was not altogether unprepos
essing, genteel in her address, remar
;ably intelligent, conversing well, and
n her conversation always apt and
eady, it is not surprising that she suc
;eeded so well in her wicked designs,
md the only wonder is, that develop
nents were made as early as they were
that her character was unmasked,
md it became necessary for her to take
t hasty leave of acquaintances hastily
nade, and sunder as abruptly certain
lomestic relations she had formed, as
abruptly as they were entered into.
She represented herself from Eng
land, and last from Toronto a widow
who had recently buried her husband
her maiden name was Ann Eliza Hunt.
She had wealth, which was increased
liy the recent deaths ot an uncle and i
aunt, who had provided well for her in j
their wills; under these flattering aus- J
pices she formed the acquaintance of!
an estimable young man in this city, j
and thus far succeeded imposing upon j
him and his relatives. After a week's!
intimacy, lie made proposals of mar- j
nage, which were accepted.
Thursday evening, the 5th of August
was the time appointed which should
make him a joyful husband and her a
blushing bride. Preliminaries were
arranged, but my lady appeared rather
cov, and w as not disposed to be bound
by" the silken tie, until some marriage
settlements were made. This only in
creased the eagerness of my lord and
his friends, and by mutual consent all
went straight in search of lawyers.
None but the ablest in the profession,
would she dare confer with about her
business ; and her intended, conscious
of the importance of the trusts confided
in him, to the ablest went, an inter
view was had, a statement made, a
plain, unvarnished talc told. Deeds
were to be drawn, a jointure made, and
trusts created. Some little time of
course was necessary for this, and she
was advised not to get married until
next morning.
liut the urgency of the case, the fear
on the part of my lady, that every mo
ment lost was irretrievable, the w armth
of her affection to her lover, his devo
tion to her, his eagerness to have two
willing hearts made one, and the solici
ttidc of the friends, all, all, hastened the
auspicious hour.
Absolute acquiesce n te decision of the
Hy Master &, wisely.
At her order, according! v. at the ho-
tel, a splendid wedding festival was
provided. The tables groaned bc.eath
the luxuries of every clime; there was
ices from the north and fruit from the
sunny south. In fact, all that nature
could provide, or art supply, were fur
nished by mine "gracious host." The
sparkling Champagne and old Madeira
flowed like water. A Clergyman of
the Methodist Episcopal Church was
called, the marriage ceremony gone
through with ; that night they were
married, and Uelshazzar's feast on a
small scale went on.
Late the next day, they rose; a fine
carriage and dashing horse had been
provided ; and my lady of unbounded
wealth, and her now made happy swain
rolled about town in most luxurious
style. Every where they stopped to
obtain whatever struck the eye or plea
scd the fancy. Nothing was wished
for, that she did not obtain by the ta
lismanic influence she exercised over
her doating husband; nay, more, she
made orders every where! The inge
nuity of the most fashionable milliners
was severely taxed to suit her taste,
but they did their best, and supplied her
w ith all she asked for. The tailors, too,
came in for their share; they had no
thing good enough to supply the ward
robe of her lord. Vet of such as they
had she would have suits ; and the
sharp clink of shears was heard, and
they went promptly about their work,
with vague ideas of the power of
wealth, and an unbounded confidence
of the riches of the customer they had
thus fortunately fallen in with.
A carriage worth 500 was next or
dered, and search long and arduous
made for a span of matchless horses.
Mirrors of the largest size and most
costly description were sought for and
engaged. Most superb mohogany bead
steads, with all the appurtenances were
purchased and ordered home, but all,
all was paid for.
In this manner, at numerous other
places about the city she stopped, and
where her wants were not very extra
vagant, she obtained what she" wished
for. To what extent the law made her
husband liable, to this moment he docs
not know ; but something new of her
rascalities is coming out constantly, as
he finds by the bills pouring in thick
and fast.
Hut about 1 o'clock in the afternoon
of the 0th, she gave notice to her hus
band, that she wished to go away on
some affair of importance, and if he
would not take it unkind in her, she
would go alone, inasmuch as the pecu
liar nature of the business would hardly
admit of her privacy being intruded up
on even by her husband. Of course he
consented, and she left, engaging to be
back by sundown. A short time after
this, she was seen in another carriage
going down State street alone.
Sunset came, but not she; hour on
hour passed away until deep unto night;
no tidings came to the disconsolate hus
band of the lost fair one ; and his mind
was filled w ith dreadful anxiety, lest she
had met with some accident.
There were doubts and dark suspi
cions in the minds of his friends, that all
was not right; yet the husband dis
claimed the possibility of such a thing ;
so strong was the attachment between
them, so dearly did he love her, the
thing was inconceivable. No, never,
never would she, could she forsake him!
Nevertheless investigations com
menced, and towards morning follow
ing, discoveries, were made sullicient
to satisfy the most incredulous, that
the whole affair was a deep and dam
ning scheme of fraud, villainy, and im
posture. The woman has gone no one
knows where. Her ucts have shown
what she is, and that such unparalleled
rascality should have been going on in
this city, and not be discovered, until
wounds are inflicted that can never be
healed, is indeed astonishing.
Mr. John Jones, of Hunter street, has
a wife that he cannot get rid of ; he is
saddled with most extravagant debts of
her contracting ; he and his Iriends find
themselves stript of all the ready cash
they had. And last of all, and not least,
and perhaps not undeserving, "mine
host," where she stopped, unknown to
any one, lent her about fifty dollars,
which remains unpaid, together with n
round tavern bill. 1 he woman turns
out to be utterly worthless and aban
doned. The representation she has
made, that she had money deposited in
thr hank ot Hnchntstfr was rntimlv
lalse, and the climax o her husliann
disappointment w as mpped, when he
majority, the vital principle of Republic, from which
Mii.Imhj, Xordiumberlnnd Co.
presented a check for 81 800, drawn by
her, and found she never had any funds
there whatever.
Take the whole by and largc.we look
upon it as a humbug of the first water,
and one the like of w hich our staid city
has not seen in many a long year. Hut
where, w here, we ask, are our ever vig
ilant police, that they should not follow
the matter up, after knowing of it I
From the Pennsylvania Intelligencer.
lU'MMirccs und C roillt of Pcimsy I
vauia. The attacks that have been made lately on the
floor of Congress, by the representatives of poverty
striken Stales, and in the public press of the At
lantic cities, in the interest of foreign and domes
tic brokers, upon the honor and credit of Pennsyl
vania, hive induced us to submit the following
state of facta, as the basis of trie integrity of the
Commonwealth, and of our ability not only to dis
charge her trilling debt or thirty-five millions of
dollar, but to finish her splendid system of intrrnnl
improvement, and take her rank where nature has
dcsignod her, a the fust Slate in the Union.
The State of Pennsylvania ia inhabited by 1,
'i'i t,0H3 fiee people, industrious and enterprising.
In I VJO, the numlier was only 434,373.
We have more than 20,000,(100 acies of land, and
under better cultivation than any in the Union, and
const .ritly improving. It is woith at leat $752,
1)00,000, and barn, woikshops, stores, lumaccs,
factories and mills, worth $248, 000,000 more.
Nur has our public debt been contracted for noth
ing. Our ruil mails and canals extend, nut only
to our co d and iron mines, but are designed to
connect the waters of the great Lakes and the great
Ohio and Mi-.-isMjpi valUc, with the w aters of the
Delaware and the C'hi-.ijcuke. They intersect
the Slate in every diicctiou from West lo E ist and
from North to South. Including State and Com
pany works, we have more than one thousand
miles of canals and seven hundred miles of rail
roads, couip eted and in operation, and coating with
bridge, public building, gas and wutcr works,
mere than $100,000,000. Some portion of there
woiks are not yet profitable, in consequence ol the
unfinished links, and yet the toll will this year, on
(he State work of about 700 miles, exceed a million
of dollars.
The value of the anthracite coal mines upon the
Sclio) Ikill, the Lehigh, the Swatara, the Wieco
uixco, the Hhmnnkiu, Sufjurhauna und the Lack
awurna, which are but jut beginning to pour down
tltt ir miuerul wealth to the inaikits upon (he ocean,
is incalculable. In 1820 the I rule commenced,
and ;iG." tons weie sent to market, from the Le
high. In 18".") the trade commenced upon the
oliit) Ikiil. The Schuylkill canal was then fin
ished. There are now about .5 milea uf rail roads,
hiamhing Ir m the c.ual lo the several mines, and
IT) mile of rail roads under ground. About eigh
teen hundred ca a are employed in conveying the
coal from the miuea to the canal, and between eight
and nine hundred bo.its are used in conveying the
conl to I'hil idelph a. The arrivals of vessels annu
ally in the Schuylkill for the conveyance of Schuyl
kill coal to other States, will numlx'r about 3100.
One bundled and seventy sloop, schooners and
barges, ur.ived in two day last week. The S.-huyl
kill mines will this year produce morn than 500,-
000 too, and the other anthracite mining districts
about the same quantity, making 1,000,000 tons,
of which about MIO.OOO will be expoiti d to other
The coal trade is but yet in its infancy and in-
cn a-ing rapidly. The use of anthracite coal in
steamboat is taking the place of wood in Eastern
w litem, and will be Used in the slamcrs of the O-
ceau, as the osfest and cheapest fuel. It ia al.-o
coming into Use in driving miehiuery and making
iron. The mine upon the Swaiara are capable ol
producing as much as the Schuylkill, and so are
those of the Lehigh, the Wisconisco, the Shauiukin
and the Susquehanna ; and the Schuylkill is capa
ble of pioducing f ur limes the amount that is now
mined. Improvements will soon be completed to
all these mining disliict. What then will be the
anuiul woithof the anthracite coal of Pennsylva
nia that will he carried upon her public works?
Uul we have not only anthracite, but according
lo our State geologist, more than all
L'ui pe. Our St ile canal intersect this bitumin
ous coul field in all direction. All Europe con
tain shout 2000 Kquare mile of bituminous coal
laud. I'i iiin-yhania has leu thousand squuie miles
or 0,400,000 acre. It is estimated by our S;ate
geol gist, that the gieal Western bituminous coal
field of Pennsylvania contains THIiEK M UN
Ten thousand limes more thun England, Scotland,
Wales and Iielind.
This vast mineral we ilth, without the public im
provements, would have been dead capital forever,
Accoiding to the returns of the County Commis
sioners, to the Secretaiy of the Commonwealth,
there was mined in 1837, in Pcnnay Ivauia, weal
of (ha Al'eghany mountains, more than 2,000,000
tons, of bituminous coal f ! ol one ton of this
reached the Atlantic mirket. About nine-tenths
of it was consumed in domestic purposes at home,
in furnaces and rolling mills, and in driving ma
chinery. One-tenth, or 200,000 lout, were ship,
ped down the Ohio and .Mississippi. What this
tule will It when lilt great valley it filled with
there i
no appeal hut to force, the vital prim iple
lu. Satin, lay, August 28, is 11.
population, wealth and refinement when western
Pennsylvania becomes the manufacturing depnn-
dence of the Western Stalea can hardly be con
jectured. Nor ia this great bituminous conl field entirely
eparated from the Atlantic. We have abuud ince
of bituminous conl, the nearest in the IJ. St iles, of
any quantity, to Tido Water. The Virginia and
Maryland mines on the Potomac, are from 188 to
200 miles from sloop navigation at Georgetown.
The completion last year of the Tide Water canal
from Havre de Grace, in Maryland, to the Penn
sylvania eanal at Columbia, has this year, for the
first lime, opened a navigation for the bituminous
coal of the Juniata, and the West Branch of the
Susquehanna to the Chesapeake. It ia estimated
that the trade will this year reach 100,000 Ions
The amount is unlimited which can be aent fiuin
these placoa on our omuls to market. A rail ro .d
has been construct) d 40 miles long, from tho nor
thern end of our coal basin to Corning, on the Che
mung cinal of New York, leading into
lake. Thete are now six locomotives and between
3 and 100 cirs on this road, convening coul fiorn
our Dlosburg mines into the State of New Yoik.
Tho quantity of iron produced in Pennsylvania,
is equal lo shout on. -third ol the product of the
whole Union. Her iron it superior in quality to
any other. According lo the of the Hon.
James Irwin in a late speech in Congress, we had
in 1839, 210 charcoal furnaces producing 93. 350
tons of pig metal, and 70,000 tons uf this wa
converted into bar it oil by forges and rolling mills.
Moie than 15,000 w oik men, together making Ol),
000 people with their families, consume annually
$ 7,000,(100 woith of agricultural produce and mer
chandise. The number has increa-cd greatly since,
by the establishment of anthiacile furnncea.
The amount of bar and pig iron is now worth a
bout 7,000,000. According to the returns to the
Secretary ot the Commonwealth, there was manu-
faclured in 1838, 50,5r)8 tons of castings in 36
counties, valued at f 5,805,599. Add estimated
value of cast iron in 16 counties, at least 1.1'J4,
401, and the amount of bar, pig, and cast iron in
Pennsylvania is worth $14,000,000. A considera
ble amount of Jersey iron is made into casting and
rolled into birs in Philadelphia, and a quan ity of
the pigs of Western Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky
are made into casting and rolled into baraul Pitta
burg. Having now glanced at aomo of the sources of
the great wealth of our Slate, we will enumerate
the following item's taken from the returns of the
marsfialls, in taking the late census, from the re
turns of tho Commissioner to the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, and other sou ces. The returns
of the in irshalU are much too lo, owing lo a ne
glect of duly on their part, and the great reluctance
on the part uf the people to answer the questions j
put to being ciiculated for party purposes, '
that it was a forerunner of direct taxation by the
General Government. We have, however taken ;
these returns for our calculations, in most instance.
The amount of the pr ducts of the Diiry, and also 1
the value of lumber, annually produced in Penn
sylvania is so manifestly untrue that we have taken '
the returns of the county Commissioners to the '
Secrotaiy of the Commonwealth as our aulhoiity :
IttAL Estate. j
Value of 30,080,000 acres of Land in j
Pennsylvania, including water
Hwcr, quarries, mine uf iron, salt,
coal, and all other material, $752,000,000 i
Value of 300,000 dwelling houses, 300,000,000 !
Value of barn, work shops, stores, j
furnaces, rolling mill, forges, and '
factories, ill ,000,000
Value of 1700 miles of canals A rail
roads, and of bridges, public build-
ii'K". R and water-woik,
Total value of real estate,
Here is real estate to the amount of ONE BIL
Drs! A tax of three per cent, upon it will pay
35,000,000 of the public debt of lYiin-ylvuni.i, an i
leave 7,000,000 in the Tieasuiy besides!
Value of 361,558 horse and
mules, at $60 $21 693,480
Value of 2,llil,:7t neat cattle, 15
Value of 1 ,755,597 sheep, 2
V'ue of 9,207,366 swine, 3
Value of poultry,
Furniture of 300,000 house inclu
ding wearing ipparel, plate and
Caniiiges, stages, wagons, farmers'
implements, mechanic tools, book
of all kind, ships, brig, barges,
schooners, tail load cars, stationa
ry and liK oino ive steam engines
and steam boats,
Goods, wares, merchandise, stocks,
inuney and all other personal pro
perty, at least
Value of personal property,
Value of real estate, aa above,
Tela! value of the Stale,
Tliu it will l-e seen that the prnpeity of this
Commonwealth, t a low estimate, is worth TWO
and immediate parent of despotism. Jxrrxmov.
Vol. 1 o. XLT1II.
t dollar ! ! The awine alone will nearly pay the
whole state debt!
Aani-AL Triom CTiojr.
Let us now look at the yearly products of the
State, Wo raise one sixth of nil the wheat of the
Union, and our land iacapublvof producing as much
as England now doe, 100,000,000 of bushels.
HomIii'Im. Value,
Wheat, 12.9:).220 Jt299r).220
Rye, 6,f44,65t 3,026,793
Barley, 20C.85S 155,141
Oats, 20,480,648 6,121.712
Buckwheat, 2,082,012 1,041,006
Indian Corn, 14,022,413 7,011.206
Potatoes, 9,463.403 2,365,864
65,801.468 $32,616,945
Butter sold in C99 town
ship, 8,291,835
Estimated sold in 361 do. 3,808,166
Consumed by producers, 36,000.000
50,060,000 12,500,000
Cheese told in 699 town
Estimated sold in 361 do.
Consulted by product),
Milk, more than
Orchard and gardens,
; Beef sold in 699 town.
1 ships,
Estimated sold in 361 do.
Consumed hy producers, 150,000,000
200,000,000 14,000,000
Pork aolJ in 699 town
ships, 19.892.312
Eiimnted sold in 361 do. 10,107 688
Consumed by producois, 120,000,000
! 150,000,000 10,600,000
, Mutton and veal estimated, 9,500,000
i Poultiy and fish estimated,
Total value of food, $86,616,946
Value of 1,284,677 torn
of hay, 12,646,770
Value of 3,028,647 pounda
of wool, t,5U,4C
Lumlr, Pine sawed, in
599 townships sold 238.51 1,400 feet
Estimated in 361 tps. 161,488,600
Estimated unsold, 400,000,000
800,000,000 6,000,000
t.'nsawed timler, shingles
and slaves sent to mar
ket in 699 tps.
Estimated sold in 361 d.'
Estimated consumed at
Other agiicullural products,
$312, 06S
Annual value of aguculiuriil product
in the State, $125,684,173
Value of pig, bar and cast iron, 14,000 000
Value of anthracite coal mined, 6.000.000
Value of biiuminoua coal ' 4,000,000
Value of cotton, woolen, iron, leather,
hats, engines and other manufac
ture at lean 13,000.000
Total value of annual products, $161,685,173
Thus it will be seen that the annual products of
ONE MILLIONS of dollars, one per cent, on
which will pay the inteicst ou our Sulo debt.
The Sta'j has laid a lax, which i estimated by
Win. It. Rkip, an intelligent Slate Senator from
Philadelphia, to prod me annually $1,800,000)
more than enough to pay the interest on our debt.
The lolls on our public work will this year exceed
a million of dollars, which aum will from year lo
year increase, and the dividends from Bank Stock,
Auction, Ac. will far more than dehay the expen
se of the government. Where, then, is the cause
for larm or despondency ! Besides all this, the
bill for the distribution of the proceeds of the public
lands among the Slates, mutt pass Congress, and
Pennsylvania will be entitled to a tenth of the
whole. The quantity of public lands lo which the
Indian title is extinguished, after deducting the re
serves to the new State, and which remains unsold,
exceeds 220,000,000 of acres, and the quantity lo
which the Indian title has nut yet been extinguish
ed, exceeds 730,000,000.
To conclude, who dues nol feel proud of this
picture uf Pennsylvania t She has all the resour
ces of a great nation within herself, for happiness
in peace, lor power in war. Site is capable of
maintaining 30,(i00,000 uf people within her bor
deis, of feeding and clothing them herself, and ma
king the surrounding Htstes her tilbutariea. Her
water power upon the Susquehanna and her bun
died branches, upon the Delaware and Schuylkill
and their tributaries, and Dpon the streams that
make np the Allcyhany and Moiiungahela, is capa
ble of pei touting the labor of 400,000 000 men.
What her steam power ran do in her anthracite
coul fields, and upon her 10,000 square mile of bi
tuminous coal lands, h t the cofTers of her credit
calculate! Notwithstanding the tukidal stabs of
onr credit by portion of the Philadelphia Press,
he paid her semi annual interest in specie on Ihe
first dav of August, and thi in Ihe very cni of
.he financial dirhcultie of the eoimtry, before our
iitic:i:s or aim i:.iTisif.
I square 1 insertion, ft) 60
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I d 3 d, . I 00
Every subsequent Insertion, 0
Yearly Advertisements, (with the privilege ot
alteration) one column $25 half column,' fls,
three squares, $12) two squares, f9; one square,
$5. Without the privilege of alteration a liberal
discount will be made.
Advertisements left without direction at to th
lenqth of time the aro tu be published, will I
continued until ordered out, and charged accord
ingly. (Sixteen lines make a square.
tat could be mado available. A safer and belter
investment cannot be made than in the public stocks
of Penns)lv,.nia. They are based upon resource
that will be permanent forever. Those who depre
cate them, ate either ignorant of their valu or di.
honest enough to speculate upon the timid. There
are no people in the world who have so many ad
vantages and so few burden. The public debt i a
trifle in this rich and powciful Commonwealth.
Wo can pay it and never f. el the burden. Our po
pulation are industrious, thriving and honest, and
out of the company of llio Philadelphia brokers,
and the subsidized presses in their interest, there i
not a man among the seventeen hundred thousand
free people who boost of the title of "PcnnsyUanU
ana," who docs not scorn the dishonest and locrc
ant sentiment of a violated public faith.
The Tiuk.Hli I.mlles.
The firmans have been issued, in
which Turkish ladies are earnestly be
sought to abstain from all such indecen
cies as the exposure of their noses and
lips to the wanton gaze of passengers.
They are required to leave only a suffi'
cient aperture in their veils, to see that
they do not defile themselves by com
ing in contact with any male infidels.
Uut worse the last issued firman has
this passage :
"It being a matter of public notoriety,
that the infidel traders of Fera have in
creased in number, and have stored
their shops with divers tempting arti
cles, the offspring of Satan's inventions,
whereby the wives and handmaids of
the faithful are excited lo acts of most
objectionable extravagance, thereby
injuring their domestic felicity, and en
tailing great pecuniary inflictions upon
their husbands and lords; it also being
observed, that not content with filling
their shops with these lurine creations
ofEblis.thc aforesaid breeders of mis
chief place behind their counters youths
of comely appearance, hoping strongly
to further captivate and intoxicate the
senses of true believing women, and
thence endangering their souls as well
as their purses, it is, consequently, or
dained, in the name of the Avenger of
all Incongruities, that caution and dis-.
cretion be inculcated by husbands and
male relatives, and that the pernicious
practice of frequenting these infidel
traps of destruction be put an end to.
Let this serve as a warning, or all par
ties will eat considerable dirt ill this
world and in the next."
Some years ago a noted warrior of
the Pottownttomie tribe presented him
self to the Indian agent at Chicago, as
one of the chief men of his village, ob
serving, with the customary simplicity
of the Indians, that he w as a very good
man and a good American, and conclu
ding with a request for a dram of w his
key. The agent replied that it was not
his practice to give whiskey to good
men that good men never asked for
whiskey, and never drank it when vol
untarily offered that i&vas bad Indi
ans only who demanded whiskey
"Then," replied the Indian quickly, in
broken English, "me d- d rascal."
A Vohaciocs lnsr.cT. We witnessed yeserd 'jr
the nioal cxtraordinaiy case of gluttony 1n an in
sect which hn ever come under our observation,
A dtagnn fly, or aa it is commonly called, '"mos
quito Hawk," three and a quarter inches b ug, was
csught, and being held by the wings, flies weto
presented to it, which it swallowed with the great
est greedines. In order to ascertain what amount
uf food would be required to satisfy its appetite, aj
large number of the common house flies were'c iught
and placed near it mouth one by one, and in the)
course of ten minutes it devoured thirty-sis, with,
out apparently impairing its appetite in the least.
It is impo-siMe to say what number it would havej
swallowed, if tbey had been oflered to it. iornfo.
The following is from the New Oilcans Dul'oiln,
but we do not know who the generous would l-e
donor is.
If I possessed tho most valuible thing in the
world, and were about to will them away, the fol
low ing would be my plan of distiibution t
! would will to the whole world truth and fiienj
ship, which ars very scarce.
I would give an additional pinion of truth to
editor and lawyer, trader and merchants.
I would give to physician-, skill and learning.
To cl rgymen, zeal and disinterested piety.
To lawyers, roeichanta, brokers, public officer,
Ac .honesty.
To old women, short tongues and leg.
To young women, comtoon seme, lare wai;e,
and natural feet.
To servants, obedience and honeaty.
To master, humanity.
To farmer, punctuality and sobriety.
To old men, prejMtraoou lor death.
To young sprout or dandies, good sense, lf
cash and uaid work.
To otd inutile, ) temper, tittle talk and auit
abUi tiuslaimls.
I'o old Imthelois, oe for virtu', rkildru )