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vol. ii--uw rut.
From (he Halimorc Daily Argu.
The ItVftth rtihv lttik Rlll
XV hn kill-d the tlai.k bill!
I, mid John Tyler,
I hursted il niLRn,
1 killed the li nk bill.
Who saw il die t
VV, muiI the "twcniv-scvrn,"
We Haw the blow given,
XV t anw it die.
"Who caught ils blond J
I, said John Sergeant,
The cise it was "urgent,"
I caught its blood.
Who'll lay it out t
1, mid Silas VVtitflit,
And I pledge It do it tight,
I'll 1 iy it out.
Who'll keep the wake I
I. said John Uenien,
1 am fond of tarrying,"
I'll keep the wake.
Who'll make its shroud I
I. said 15u hanan
I'm nlile t pi in one,
. I'll make the shruud.
Who'll make the colfiu !
I, S lid John Calhoun,
And I'll do il very scon,
I'll ni.ike the collin.
Who'll dig the (trave !
I, said Tom Uenton
And straight to work he went on
I'll dig 1 1 10 grave.
Who'll e irry the p ill ?
Wo. said the I.iikevs,
We'll do it by "hokcy!"
We'il carry Ihe pall.
Who'd toll Ihe 111 !
I, said Woodbury,
And I'll do il in a hurry,
And I'd toll the bell.
Who'll l-e chief mourner !
I, said Henry Clay,
'It is nil in my way,"
I'll he chief mourner.
Who'll be the parson t
1 will, said John Holts,
Thiouuh "plots and c.unterpluts,"
I'd be the parson.
Who'd sav amen 1
I, said "Old Hu-koiy,"
Akev, death lo ail trickery.
I'll say amen. I
Who'll p'cach the funeral ! I
I, said Harry Clny, j
You know "it'a all in my way,"
I'll preach the liiiurul.
l'hr A did loll, the pill did move,
The ihwii nrr slulie.l ai;ain and aoiii.
The parson drawled some piliii' word,
And "Old ll.ckoiy cried loudly Amkn !
I'liey hmere.l ihe "Agency" down to its home,
The place where il now lays and rots
And there c.iu be een and read on the stone,
That its dath was produced by the litittt .'
")ur yhller hrn lias broke her leg.
nil! never more he'll lay an egg.
J'he brniille cow has gone plumb dry,
And sitter Sa I h is til the pie.
I bis airth is full of sin and sorrow ;
Wi-'ie born to-day and die lomoirow.
rztis r-arclLktiun In MVlnr 1'rl
lai N. '
1 the wine vaults of the I.'mk!oii
ks this kind of vinous fungi lianas 1
d;u k woolly clouds from the roof, I
Jiletely shrouding tllC arches from j
rvatioil. Oil a Small IlicCC being
oil and applied to lite IlaillC Ol a ' " Brc "- W,UU J n ixe "t'" B''y nongu. ; cpv rxilimnf J but nothing could bo .li roterel
lie, it btllns like apiece of tinder. l)Ul bislliving heen twica to the -Capitol," when ! ,.,.,, lo tlm Cash's dcscriptio-i. Aii eii.r.
lid Wine escape from a Cask in a j l.i;ibllure was in session, slamie.l his claims J mUl,y ,,.rht.,Ue with a spread on it, a trieted til
t and ill-ventilated cellar, it will al- ' ' 'c-eminence ovir all other competitors, an I Ma te ,,,,., ,jir t!mler cf,cllp in , lliv )1ryi
thcr resolve into fungi of .'I Sllbslan- ', Meici was ihe oracle of ihe tillage. Makocw ( an,,0 ,wrv l..d eipi-ctvd soon lo .ee the P.an .
tilid. A Circumstance of this kind vry thing ; he hud all the consnpience and com- j ..(..rough: j."
came llllder the notice of Sir Jo- P " '"y "( "" hal never -oeo h a e.tna', j Verrer, ofcJiirsi-, was the hero of the evening j
Hanks. Having a cask of wine "l'v "II C"'J " -M' '"'S-1 l'Atl"s,v,ly he t. Iked l.ul and long. Cadi, as well a, .'e,al
i l- too SWCet for immediate Use, lie
M'L'd that it should bo placed ill a
IT tO ripen. At tllC Clltl Ol threC:
"S lie ordered 'lis bu'ler to ascertain '
.(.lie Ol tllC WIIIC ; When, OI1 attempt- I
to open the cellar door, I.C COllId Hot
:t it, in Consequence of SOniC power- '
Iislacle. The door was therefore
lown, when the cellar was found to ;
ompletely filled With a linn lUllgUS
ttahle iroduclion, SO substantial US t
llire an axe for its removal. This i
a red to have grOWl) from, or to
J been nourished oy, aecomposeu ,
:Ies Of the Wine; the cask oemg 1
ty, and buoyed up to the ceiling,
re it was supported by the surface
c fungus. Saturday hve. 1 ost.
urns should now bo kept
and free from .
rids. New beds planted
.1 month wi'l need ca.P , k
.oJ around the plant by ocMwn. -
.New bt'dh nwy bo made uurt.-
From the N. Y. "Spirit vf the rimes."
A PI A SO IS ARKANSAS.
I ll THE AUTHUH OF 'TOM OWt, THK BKK HCTf:H.
We shall iiecr forget the exrilement which
! aeiz-d upon the inhabitants of the little viRiRcof
j llardfrralilile, as the report spread through the
I cormmjiihy that a real Pi. mo ha I adually arrived
; widiin its prrvin. ts. Speru'almn w.is afloat as to
i its apeuraiH'e arid its uxe. 'Jlie name wis 1
miliar wiili eve ry body, but vxhat precisely meant,
none could tell. That it had bfcs was certain, for
j a stray volume of I'd pi. Marya't's "Diary,' was
' one of the niot conspicuous works in the floating
i library of Hardorralble. Anil Ciipt. Marvatl
I e'nted that he nw a IVinn, somewhere in New
Lugliml, with pant.i'ctles on. An o'd itiii j
l foreign paper Was lininght forward, in which there
was an adveitisment headed "Snitee" which
informed lire "cilir.ens gencr illy." that Mr. Dolio ;
' Imh. "would preside at the Piano-" This was
I presumed to nir in by hi veral wiseacre, who had
j been hi a menagerie, that Mr. B b .link stirred Ihe
i pi mo up With n long pole, in the same way the
showman did the lions, and iliiMio-ce-rus. 80
, puMrc. opinion was in fav.ir of its Wing an anim d, I
! iliKiih a harmless one, f,,r there had been a land j
j speculator through tlm villne a few weeks before '
' who dislrilstled rircuhtra of a Female Acadrmy for
tor The iiccoinplishmi nl of young ladies. Tin ee I
circulars ili-lim ilv slated "the use of Ihe Piano to I
1 be one dollar a iiium'Ii." One knowing old chap ; destroy its tones."
siid, that T they would tell him what so i-rce meant Repeated knocks at the doors, and finally nt the
i he would tell them what n Piano was, mid no mis-- j windows, satisfied both Cash and Mercer that no
j take. j bidy was nt home. In the midst of this disappoinl-
i The owner of ibis ilrange instrument was no ! mrri'. C'ash di-covered a singular machine at the
' less than a very (jniet, and very rcsiK-ctahlc, late "J lrf itm R;,, ry, rr.ssed by bars, rollers, and sur
i meithanl in a little town somewhere "down enl," I "I",J "' an enormous crank. Cash approach,
i who having "tailed" nt h -me, had emigrated into ! il " ''I' iiW ,,e 18'1 prcsot, 1 1 tsiot, t that lids
1 the new country of Arkansas, for the purpose of ! wu ol'iecl of ,,U curi.,iiy, ind as its inlricalc
! b. tiering his fortune, and escaping hc heanless ! c,"'r rlc' unfolded itself, he gazed wi h distended
sympHlhyofhismorel.lcky ncighlmrs, who feemed I'-""' ""d 'Mor,,'r -''''le
I lo consider him an indifTerent and degraded man j ""'W tf"U Me'",r ,UI,U'J ,0 ,,,e ,hi"S"
binuse he had become houistly poor.
The new coiin'rs wire strangers of course. The
I house in which they were setting up their furni
! lore, was too little nrrainged "to admit of cills,"
j and as they seemed little disposed to court society,
I all prospect of immediately solving the mistery that
j hung oho'ut ihe Piano, seemed hopeless ; In the
j meantime public opinion was "rile." the deposi
i tory of ibis strain! thing was looked upon by pas
j sers by with undi final le awe ; an I aa noises, uu
I latniliar, sometimes reached the street it was pre
I siinicd this was the Piano, and the excitement ro.-e
higher than ever. O110 ot two old ladicj, presutn
ing on their ago and respectability, called upon the the same time aiizin Cash's arm, and asking him
strangers and enquired after their healths, and . to desist for fe.r nf liie&king the in-tninient, or
offered their services und friendship. In the mean- gelling it out of tune. The simple e iut'011 was
lime they eyed cciy thing in ihe house with in- ' sntlicient, and Cash in Ihe j y of his discovert-, at
tensity, but seeing nothing strange, ihey hunted ttlnt he had seen, and done, for a m meut I joked
ubout the Piano. One of iho new family observed as cinceited as Mo Mercer birni If. Uusy ind -ed,
carcli-slv, that it had been much injured in bring- wi Cash, from this time forward lo ev pi no 10 g 1
ing it out, ihat the damp hud stin ted its tones, and pingciotd- tlie einct appearance of llie I'.ano,
that rue of Us legs was so injured tliHt il would ; how he hid actually taken hold of il. unJ as lis
not stnnd up, nnd that for ihe piesent, it would not : friend M i Mercer observed, "pulb d uia-ic mil ol
orniimenl Ihe p arloi." 'it." The cinios ty ofthe villagu wss ibus nl ave.l.
Here was an explanation imbed injured io and it died comparatively away ; Ca.h, hiving ro-e
bring'ng out damp ulfecing i's times 1 g bmk 11 to almost as much importance as Mo Meicer. fir
"poor thing," calculated tin; old ladies, as they , his hating seen and bin lied the thing,
proceeded to their homes, tr1vrig has evidently 1 Our N. Kngl md fain ly knew little or nothing of
fatigued it, the Ma s sis sip fogs has given it a cold, : a ,),, eicitcme. t ; tbey received the visits and
poor thing." an 1 ill y all wauled lo fee il with in- ' coogiatulations of iho hospitable vill .go,.,, a .d re
crras.d curiosily. " I he Village" agreed that if gVed lo give a grand party to rciuin . .me ..fthe
Moses Mercer, familiarly called Mo Mercer, was j kindnesses they had received, and the Pi 1110 was
in town, they wouid soon have a description of I fr ihe first time moved into the parlor. No invi
the Piano, and the uses to which it was pot, and ,iollgon occasion were m gl.vtc.l j . ailv at
fortunately, in the midst ol the excitement, "Mo." , ,,,, .,. ,, :;.,., .. ,
who had been oil' on a hunting expedition airived
M'" "'"' w ,"," of Mercer," who
wa". J u ' "'.'" l" i 't" '"t-. since
Arkansas was admiltej into the "Knion." "Mj."
f"" "'' f,rt. received great glory of course, his
on hi hating been to the Capitol twice, of bis
there having been in the most i.i-liiona' le .oiiety,
of having seen the world. His return to town
was receiv.d with a slum'. 'J'he arrival of ihti
Plant) was announced to bun, and he atmr, of all
the commuii ly, sonihed at the news. I
His insensibility w .a wondeiful ; he InateJ the I
lh ng as a matter thai hewasu.d to, and went I
on tosiy he had seen more Piano in the Capitol j
iban heha l seen woodchueks, that il was not an I
aninul. but a musicil instrument, played upon by j
ihe ladies, and he wound up his description by say. i
i,)g Mhat the way the dear ereetera could pull llie I
mu-ie oul f it, was a caution to scieecli owls. I
This new turn given to the Piano excitement 1
in Hard rjUMo by Mo Mercer, was like pouring
oil on firu to rxtinguish it, for it blazed out wiih
more vigor lhaii ever. That it was musical in-
strutneut, m ule it a rarer thing than if it had bien J
an animal, in that wild country, and people of all
sues, colors and d. green, were djing to m.o und j
hear it. i
iin Cash Wa Mo Merrn'a light hand mm ,
In (he UngU'ce of n'flnrj jovjelv, b,g Mo'a :
tojdVj lu laifUJge of HanLitablle, he w.a ,
Xfo'a wheel-house. Cash believed in Mo Merrtr
wiih a faith that no Catholic believes in the Pope.
Now ('ash was dying to see the Piano, and Iho
first opportunity he had alono with hi Quixutte,"
he ej;irescd ihe desire that was consuming hU
W'e'll go nt once, and see il," said Mercer.
S'rangcrs," echoed the frightened Cash.
Htimbuc, do you llrtnk I have visited ihe C ip
ilol tAine, anA don't know how to lic.il fashion aide
society Come along, Cash, at once," said Mer
rer. On the pair started, Mercer all confiden. e, and
Cash Ml foirs as to the propriety of Iho vjcit. .
I'lii so fear Cash frankly expressed, but Mercer
for the thousandth time, his vidt to the
Capitol, his familiarity with fashionable sciety
and Pronos.. which, Mercer observed, "was vnon
Jinous." And he finally told Cash, however
alu-died or ashamed he might he in the presence
f the ladies, "that he need not fear of sticking, for
he woukl pw him through."
A few minutes walk brought ihe parties on ihe
bread g.d!eries of the houso that contained ihe o1
jct of so much curiosi y. The doors and windows
wvrc closed, and a au picious took was upin every
"Do they always keep a house closed Up this
way that has a I'i.itu io it asked Cash,
"Certainly," rt'idied Mercer, "the damp would
cooly as a toper would to a glass of brandy and
water, and said "that was it" "That rr t" ex
claimed Cuch, uprniug his eyes still wider, and
Ibrii wUhcd to n e ihe "tones." Mvat-r pointed
to the cro-s-bars and rollers. With tiembling
hands, and a resolution that would enable a man
tube scalped without w inking, Cash reached out
his hand, and ceiled ihe handle of Ihe crank, (Cash
was at heart a brave and fearless man,) he gave it
a turn, the niarhiiiery grated hardily, and seemed
to rhmor for something to be put in its maw.
"What delicious sounds," said Cash,
"I'eouliful," observed the complacent Mercer, at
Mis Pat e .ee D 'Olin'e would in the coir-e of ihe
evening pei form on the Piano. The er tem. ot
w a ioi. 11 -n e, ihe supper was passed over with a
contempt III 11 1'ie tivils cal upon mi eiee'le it
lace, plate I j r. p-atory to a dull tragedy in which
ihe fm- is I i.pii a'. The furniuire w is al: cuii
1 . -
youn l.i-l t s, weir iutj hys'erics at hi, wit. Mer
cer grew m re familiir as the etenin; wo e stt.iv;
he assern d that the eooij aiiy piesent reiiiiu.led
flint of his t.v o v.sita lo the "Capilol," an. I il!ier i
B,x iat,n ,. id y exi luite mid peculiar. II ipe
J, f,.,.J inaketh ihu heail auk," and t ie P11110,
alll ,n- mu,ic had been d -fencd l, ao long, lhat se.
vera j ai,t.t BPl BJyoung ones (who shrunk
instructively fiom fbowing any curiosity or deire)
insi-ted upoi. Mercei'a asking Miss Patience to a-
Vl,r the c-mipany with a hllle mu-ic 011 the piam.
Orlsjinly," said Meicer, and with ll; gace of
city dtndv.ho eallcj up n the lady 10 gratify all
present with a lit lo music, prefacing hisre.iu.KsW
with the rem irk that if she was fatigued his fri. ml
Cash would give the instrument a turn. Miss
Patience smiled, and looked at Cash hs knees
trembled; all ryes in the room turned upon him,
mut he sweat all over. Miss Patience was gralifi
cd lo hear that Mr. Cash was a inu,ic'ai. bhy ad-
mi,rd people with UlU-'.od tas e. J'asli Ml in.o
cha'r, as b 'fuiwatJa ata'etl'chawMj up," On
je;lu Brulmcl, u any of his admirers, could
have en Mo Mercer all lliia while! Calm as a
fcUm.iCi oiuiiiii, 011J as ro;nl. vilt as a lit v ly j
painted sign.be smiled and patronized, and was ihe
nnly unexeited person in the loom.
Mi -a Patience rose ; a sigh escaped from all pr
sent tlm Plana was lo he brought in evidently
she approached the thick I. nfed table, and removed
the sptoad, tliTowing it careless'y and grsccfu'ly a
side opened it, presenting the bcauMful arrange
ment of llie dark and while keys. Mo Mercer, at
this, for lire firrt lime in his life, looked confused ;
here wa Cash's autlmriiy in his dcsciiplion of a
Pi mo while Cash himself began to r. cover the
moment he censed In Ire an object of attraction.
Many a whisper ran thiough the crowd aa to the
lonca and more particularly the erank, none could
see it. Miss Pnlicucc l.h.k her seat, ran her ringer
over the octaves, and if Moses in Meypl was not
ticcntrd, "Moses," in II ird-scrabbhs was. "Miss."
said Ca-.h, the moment he could express himself,
so entranced was he, and ovcicome wit'i as onish
nicnt "Mi-is Doolatle, uhai wis that instrument
that Mo Mercer rhutved me lusl Wtdusd .y evening
on your gallery, nnd went with a crank, arid hid
bars and rollers in ii." It was now llie tu-n for
Miss PjiKmce. to blush, and a.v.iy wenl the blood of
her eyebinws; she hesita'ed only a moment and
said, "if he mutt know, tint it was a u Yankee
Washing Machine!" The name gruted o;i Mo
Meiccr's ear, as ifrt'sly spikes haJ b.en ihrust in
lllt'in ; his knees Ireml.b .1. 'J'he sweat started on
his brow, as he heard ihe I. mining wbisieisof vis
iting Ihe "Capitol," twice und ' seeing Pianos as
ph My aa woodchueks." Tlm seeds of envy, and
maliciou-nc-s of fashion were at that nioni rit sown
in the vi I igo if Hard-cia ble, and Mo Mercer,
the great and ii.vulneialile, surj rising as it may
seem, was the fir.-l vic im siriilieed at its slinne.
Time were 011, I'nnos beca ne common, and Mo
Mercer less popular, and he finally disappeared en
tirely on the evening nf the day, win n a Yankee
rdlar of notions, sold to the highest bidders, six
I'htenl and highly coi.ccii'rjlcd," "Mo Moicvr's
l.uui.!an)i Ortubtr, I ts4 1 . T. U. T.
4 Itfiip llools.
ihe simple mode of roofing out-houses
by nailing thin boards on light rafters,
may bo introduced to very grat advan
tage, particularly in the country. It is
to subject the beards before using to
the action of fire, by way of thoroughly
seasoning them; nail them on immedi
ately, and cover them with sheathing
paper and a dressing of tar ; and a cuv
ering, almost for a lifetime, may safe
ly be calculated upon.
The rafters, 3 inches deep, one and
a half thick ; the boards half-an-inch
thick, straightned on the edges and
closely nailed. The following compo
sition for covering such a roof was cm
ployed at Wirkham twenty years ago,
and is at the present time as good as
when first laid. The roof is nearly flat,
having a run of fine inch only to the
foot, the boards being securely nailed
and covered with a course of sheathing
paper, such as is used under the copper
sheathing of ships, made fast by small
headed nails. To s gallons of com
mon tar, add '2 gallons of Ilomau ce
ment, .r lbs. of rosin ami .'I lbs. of tal
low; boil and well-stir the ingredients
so as thoroughly to incorporate them,
spreading it very evenly; then sprinkle
it while hot with sharp, sifted sand, and
when cold, tar and sand a? before, af
ter which a single coat of tar once in
five or six years will preserve the roof
lor an age.
To the above, may be added Tin in
combustible, impenetrable was'.i, pre
pared according lo the followii .g direc
tions. .Slake stone lime wii'.i liot wa
ter in a tu!), covering' i'. to keep the
steam, pass six quarts uC it through a
sieve, it being in the s'.ate of fine dry
powder, and add tu 5 1 yne cjuai t of fine
salt an.l two g.illc.i., ( water, boiling
and skimming CVerv five gal
lons of this t u'.cd mixture", add one
pound of a'.ui.i, half a pound of coppe
ras, and by slow degrees half a pound
of potas't r.n I ,,ur quai of fie sharp
sand. The mixture tti!( mnv ad. nit of
any coloring matter that might be pre
ferred, and is to be applied with a
brush. It looks belter than paint, and
is as durable as stone; it will stop
leaks in a roof, prevent the moss from
growing and injuring the wood, render
ing it incombustible; and when laid
upon brick-work, causing it to become
impenetrable to rain or moisture IV,.
Cabinet. Q, j) ' '
.Miitakino Tin: Dm tuZa phjsician in
n iH-igliburiuK city cu'IcJb fIi0I, ,imeattn, to
hoc n yo.1.1- uiiii'. who ,.,, Hick, and a
iiK.it? otlis-v tlii,, ,IP ,,V lAltf r w,li(.h ho
oi'lv'd to be. placed mi ihe jniinir innn'ii chert.
e Cul'.od tin' next im.rnui" to see his nalinnt.
and impiirinn ho the blister hud (ipt rated,
vun i-ilormt'd by the ludy of the house, that ;ui
tho jouiio; man hud no chest, the find placed
ihe hlir-tcr on hi triinh ; and sure enough there
the lihrtcr rttick upon n la r-r- wcksIlu trunk
b the ., t!.c bed.
Von the American Senliht).
Ve look xvi'di j leastire uon the gi
nnt strides of improvement 111 our (lay,
and lake a great delight in defending
this age of mechanical achievements,
notwithstanding some expect to hang
O.pon the skirls of time by denouncing
it. The comforts that philosphical ex
perience flung ftround us, by adding to
the conveniences of existence, maybe
said to prolong it. If we look upon the
past or future, there are names whose
bare mention waken up a thousand ob
jects of thrilling contemplation. In
that long list, we recal the name F !-.
ten, a poor boy, born in a country
township of Lancaster county, in Penn
sylvania, and who has given his name
to immortality. He has made the
whole WVst a world of busy industry.
The thouand boats that stem the head
long current of the western Wfilers,
owe nearly every thing to the magiu
of his intellect. All the western lands,
at ono time deemed of so little value,
ure now considered a rich legacy by
the American people.
If the steamboat had not have been
constructed, to resist ihe downward
flood of the Mississippi, we would not
sec the numberless growing villages,
thriving towns, and splendid cities, a
long the almost interminable line of the
great Father of waters. And the dis
tant public lands, the theme of every
man's tongue, without steam, would be
of little more value than the rose in the
distant wilderness. That one should do
so much, may well excite our wonder.
Such men belong to the country, yes,
to the world. or can we do fuli jus
tice to these useful Philosophers in the
run of all time. We were drawn into
this train of thinking by pursuing the
following article, in the New York Ex
press, showing the time when steam
had just begun to push itself into notice.
Letter from Robert Fulton to the A
mericin citizens :
.New York. Aug. 20, 808.
Sir : 1 arrived this afternoon, at 1
o'clock, in the steamboat from Albany.
As the success of my experiment gives
me great hopes that such boats may be
rendered of much imortance to my
country, to prevent erroneous opinions,
and give some satisfaction to the friends
of useful improvements, you will have
the goodness to publish the following
statement of facts :
I left New York 011 Monday, nt ) ,y
clock, and arrived at Clermont, thr rfCa.
of Chancellor Livngston.at 1 "''.ock on
Tuesday time, U 1 hours, d is' -nce jjn
miles. On Wednesday, j departed
from the Chancellor's at '.', lric mor.
ing, and arrived at Albany at in the
afternoon. Distanc 0 40 mics, time 8
hours. The sum ,,rtus 15,) tri;ios jn
.'!'. hours, cpm! r mi0s ;in )om.t
On lucsd-.v, al ., 0'clock in the
morning,! left Albany, and arrived at
the Char jellor's, at Ji in the evening.
I start-j f,om ihcncc at 7, and arrived
at N'.cw York on Friday, at 4 in the af
prnoon. lime !H) fri ours, space run
Jsjiroiigh, 150 miles, ecjual to .r miles an
hour. Throughout the w hole way, my
going and returning, the wind was a
head, no advantage could be drawn
fiv.ii my sails 5 the whole lias, therefore
been performed by the power ofthe
Your obedient servant
Fulton, in conversing with Judge Sto
ry, gave the following account of this
experiment: "When," said he, "I was
building my first boat, the Clermont, at
New York, the project was viewed bv
the public cither with indill'erence or.
w till contempt ns a visionary scheme.
My friends were civil, b'U tb.fV were
shy. They listened with pat'ience to
my explanations, but w'(l, a settled cast
of incredulity uvi lhr',r countenances. I
felt the forte uf'.he lanienta'ti.m ofthe
1'iu h Would 'nU leae'i, lo -sv.- a -inkinn land.
All hun, '..niie sid you. snil few u ulerstand.'
"-V 1 had ocensioii to p iss daily to
a'.id from my building yard, while my
boat was in progress, I had often loiter
ed, unknown, near tho idlo group of
strangers, gathered in 11 litila circle, and
heard various inquiries relative to the
object of this new vehicle. The Ian
puay;e was uniformly thatof score,, neer
or l idicule. The loud lau'.'h rose al mv
expense, the jests, the wild calculation's
of losses and expenditures, tho dull but
endless reetiti(,ns of the Fulton Foil v.
Never did a single jticournging remark,
a bright hope, or a warm' winh, cross
my path. Silence itself w as but polite
ness, veiling its remarks, or hiding its
reproai hc. Al length the day aruved
rmccs or Anvi.n
sqosre 1 insertion, . . f 0 40
I do S do . . . 0 76
I do 8 do - . . . I 0(1
Kv.'ry rtubrfcqui'nlfo'4'riii n, 0 85
Venrly Adroilis'cmrntft, (with tho firiv'ilrge ot
alteration) one coluain hslf column, g!8,
rnrpe Bi(uari, 12 ; two mjuarca, f 9 t one piw.
Without Ihe privilcgff of altrialion a liberal
discount will be rnnde.
Advertisement left Without direction os to the
lenth of Itinro lh are to he published, will be
continued tlfrtil wdrtefl out, and hrged accord'
CSix'teen lines mske a usrc.
when the experiment vos brought in-
to operation. To me it w as a most try
ing and inlercsting occasion. I invited
my friends to go on board, and witness
the first succeessful trip. Many did
me the honor to attend as a matter of
personal respect, bet it was apparent
they did it with reluctance, fearing to
be partners in my misfortunes, and not
in my triumph. I was well aware that
in my Case then there were many rea
sons to doubt my own success.
Tlie machinery was new dnd ill
made, ant! thany parts were manufactu;
red by mechanics unacquainted with
such work? and unexpected dillicultics
might reasonably be presumed to pre
sent themselves, !'r'oin tther causes.
The moment arrived when the wdvii
was 10 be given for ihe vessel to irjve.
My friends Were in groups on the deck.
There was anxiety mixed with fear
among them. They were silent, sritl,
weafy. I read in their souls nothing
but disaster, and almost repented my
efforts. The signal was given, and the
boat moved on a short distance, and
then stopped, and became itYimovattle-.
To the silence of the preceding moment
now succeeded murmurs and discon
tent, and agitations, and whispers and
shrugs. I could hoar distinctly repeat
ed 'I told you it was so, it is a fo-olish
scheme ; I w ish we w ere well out of it
I elevated myself on a platform, ani'i
addressed the assembly. 1 stated
thire I knew not what win th imttv r ;
but if they Would be quiet, and ind'j'lgrj
me for half an hour, 1 would eitH;y irr
on, or abnndon the vovage, f' that
time. This short respite w as concerted
without objection. I went below and
examined the machinery, and di. cover
ed that it was a slight mal-nr justment
of some ofthe work. In a 'short pcri
od it was obviated. Tlitj boat vasa
gain in motion she continued to move
on, all were incredulous, none seemed
w illing to trust their own senses. We
left the fair city of New York, we pass
ed through the ever canj-ini- scenery
of the Highlands, rfC described the
clusteringhouses -nf Albanv we reach
ed its shores, am'. l'nunt cvcrJ lietli wnen
all seemed acicvt.lit Wasthe victim
of ilisapnou-; Inenti Imagination super
ceded lb'. iDfiucncc of fact. It was
then d 0i)tej whether it cou'd be done
or if done, it could made of a
tUc I'raiiKliipr l'livilcgo'
No pftvilege, granting for wise ends
was ever more grossly abused than is
the "franking privilege." Members of
Congress have beeli known to authorize
others to frank in their, same, because
they could not furnish franks fast e
nough ! Mr. Prill, in his Report oh the
lWt Office, says that the actual number1
of franked packages sent from the Post
Office in Washington City during the
w eek ending July 8, tsil, vas !01,
5IJ1 ! The w hofe number sent during1
tlie session of Congress preceding that
date amounted to the enormous quantN
ty of 1,31 1,1)48 ! All these packages
were not only carried by the Depart
inent into every section of the country,
free oft ha ii ok feut it was actually ob
liged tcpay to every Postmaster, whose
commissions do not amount to S'ODO,
two cents for tlie delivery of each of
these packages! If all the above werd
delivered, in addition to ihe tice of
transportation, the rjovernment would"
lose of its revcr.ue about SS0.000 ! In
addition to tins, there tire about 13,500
Postmasters in the Union, each one o(
who.ii is entitled o frank as many let
tors as ho chooses. Now, if each Post
master average one each day, tho num
ber would be five millions annually J
which the Government not only trans
ports free, but w hich it pays 150,000
annually to Postmasters for delivering I
Saturday Evening Post.
S.Aiir.ii Twi.A Intieful youih in ohe of
ihe Unner Dis'riets of Suuih dulins, had the jood
luck t seo the Siainee Twins when they were in
that State. After gratifying his curiosity by look.
iB at them, he turned lo neighbor and asked,
very etnc-tly, if they Were brother. His heigh
b.ir lold him ihsi he ih u jlii u quite robbh thry
w . W'. il," ssid he, with an sir of profound
curi s ty,"if jiHl such an illier ps'r lJ b b.irrl
in 8 ut'i Car bin, xo,m 'd V ey It SiameM Titrint
Di ttosi'r.. 'Sinilo, do )oa know it at colon J
Yee, Osvsr, I t nk I do. Wind and wrdilef,
ptimilien, she and dis nigjsr will be one flesh bo
fore d m at Chnsnnas.'
Whew ' !Ssm'o, den you ill hah a preit aJJi-
lin io your r arrows it j.'