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TO COUNTRY STOREKEEPERS.
EVENING 8 ALES of Hardwaie, Cutlery,
Saddlery, Whips. Boot, Shoe, Hal, ,
Cap, Gens, Pwtols, Clothing, ,
Watches and Fancy Goods,
At Mickey Auction Store, 31 North Third
treet, near the City Hotel. ; . , . v ,
The attention of Country Merchant l invited.
The Goods will I ld in lota to auit purchssers,
and all Good offered will bo warranted equal to tho
represrntnli.ini that may be made of them.
N. D. A large assortment of Goods at Private
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The Cheapest Gold and Silver Watches
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JSuaibniT, Worliittinbcriand Co. Pa. Saturday. Jan. 8, 184.
Vol. 8 No. 16 Whole tSo, 8d
OOI.D Levers, full Jewelled,
8iler do. do.
iold Lepinea, JewellAl,
Silver do. do.
Kiler Quarriera, fine quality,
Gold Watchea, plain,
Alan, on hand, a large aertment of G.dd and
Hair DrtceUU, fineer TinR bret (itna. hoop ear
ring gold pen, .ilver eponna, auer ton. thim
lle gold neck, curb and f.ih chain, guard kt-ya
and jewellery of every description, at equally low
pricca. AH I want i a cll to convince cuato
mer. All kind of Watche and Clock repaired and
warranted to keep g.xid time for one year; old
gold or ilver bnight or tken in etehange. '
For tale, eight day and thirty hour braee clock,
Wateh, .Work and Jewelleiy Sloro, No. 413,
Market atreet, attove Eleventh, north aide, Phila
phia. " '
$y I have eome Gold and Silvei Lever, atdl
much cheaper than the above prices.
Philadelphia, Dee. 2, 1846.t y "
To The T. O. of 6. F.
J. W. & E. D. S TORE'S,
Manufacturers of Trcnaiim OdJ Fel
Ab. 194 Market Slretl, PHILADELPHIA,
Firat Clothing Store below 6th Street. ;
mHF. auhseribera bavins taken the premium ai
X Franklin Institute, at the last eihibition, for
the heat Regalia, they invite the attention of the
order to their establishment, where they will find a
K. G. and Encampment Re-
o.li. TIwm, Un make to order for Lodges and
Recall a. 8ahea. Cn-lumes and
Robea. and fumih every thintf requWte for the
convenience of new Lodge or bnramiments.
. J. W. STOKES,
Philadelphia, Deci 19, 1846. ly
No. ( North 3d st., third door above
4tAl.E EVEUY EVENING, of a seneral aa-
anrtment of Foreign and Domestic Hardware,
Table and Pocket Culler?. 1 runke, bock,
Latcheia, Bolts. Saw, S.ddlery, Whip,
Boot, Shoe, Hat, Caps, Guns,
Pistols, Trimmings, Clothing
and Fancv Goods.
The attention of citv and country dealera ia in
virwl. The G.ioda are fresh, and will be warranted
equal to the rrprewntationa that may be made of
them. ' BAY LIS A UrUIWM.it, jiuaianrrrw,
Na. 6 North Third at.
N. It. Purehaeeia can have their Gooda packed,
Several invoices of Goods have b-en received to be
sold at oiivate .ale.
Philadelphia, Uec. itn, mwr-ij
The pul-lic will please observe lhat no Brandreth
Pill are genuine, unless tho tioi has three la
tela upon it, (the top, th aide and th bottom)
each containing a f.c-iimile signature of my hand
writing, thus H. BatunaBTH, M. D. These la.
bel aie enraved on steel, leautifully deaigned,
and done at aneipeime of over gj.000. Therefore
it will be seen that the only thing necessary to pro
cure the medicine in ita purity, is to observe these
Remember the lop, tho aide, and tha bottom.
The following respective person ar duly authori
led, and hold
OBBTirXOATB OF AGHNOT
For the sale of HranJretk'i Vegetubi FMiWeo.
Northumberland county i Milton Mackey A
Chambeitin. Hunbury H. B. Masser. M'Ewen.
ville IreUnd A Meisell. Northuralrland Wm.
Forsyth. Georgetown J. A J. Walls.
Union County New Berlin Bogar A Win
ter. Selinegrove George Gundrum. Middle,
burg Iaaae Smith. Beavertown David Hubler.
Adamsburg Wm. J.May. MirHinsbor Meosch
A Ray. Hartleton Daniel Long. Preehurg
G. A F. C. Moyer. Lewisburg Walla A Green.
Columbia county l Danville E. B. Reynolds
A Co. Berwick Shuman A RUtenbnuaa. Cat
tawiaaa C, G. BrobU. Bloomaburg John R.
Moyer. Jeieey Town Lai Bioel. Washington
Rht. M, t:. I.imoatima Bailie. & M:Nloch.
Observe that each Agont ha an Engraved Cer
tificate of Agency, containing representation m
ir BRANDRETH'S Manufactory at Sing Sing,
nnnn whirh will also ba seen eiact copies of
the Mew ialtclt now oerd upon the Brandrttk Pill
Philadelphie, office No. 8, North 8 in atreet
" r B BRANDRETH, M, V.
June 21th. 1843.
Mranutaaro! in loye.
tn 1756 twenty yenre before the brilliant
era which shines like rich gem in the pagee
of the wntld'e hietory e' gentleman named
Berly Robinson occupied t dwelling (situale
io New York) which, at that time, wee consid
ered a model of elegance ar.d comfort, although,
according- to the prevailing tastes of the present
day, it was nothing of the kind. Il was stand
ing, very little a fl'r.red from its original condi
tion, sir yeara ago, od Ihie sideof the Hudson
River, within two or three miles of West Point.
Mr. Robinson enjoyed all the luxuries known to
the colony, and eome, beside, . which the other
colotviNt did not know for instance, a rich and
massive silver tea urn,eid, by the geutleroan
dcecendiate, to be the first article of the kind,
and for a long time the only one, used in this)
country. In this dwelling, so much admired,
the space between the floors and ceiling waa ex
cuedmgly low, and in many of the rooms (set off,
abjutthe) fire place, by polished tiles.) tha ral
tere were massive and Uncovered, and all thinge
elxe in the atrocture were exceedingly primi
tive. In this house were born or reared a brood
of the most prominent and inveterate foes to the
patriots of the American Revolution, and the
object or that struggle, that history mentions of
the Robinson family bore arms and held office in
the atm'rea of the English Kinf, and foneht de
terminedly against oiir sires and grandsires.
Well in this hoi'ise, which will already
have attached itself tp the interest of the rea
der the only victory that waa ever gained over
George Washington, look place. ....
. In 1756, Colonel George Washington, of
irginia, a large, atalwart well-proportioned
gentleman, of the most finished deportment and
careful exterior; a handsome, imposine, cere
monious and rnve personage visited his firm
nd much esteemed friend, Beverly Robinerm,
and aononnccd his intention of remaining hit
pnest tor many weeks. A grinning negro at
tendant, called Zeph, waa ordered to bring m
hia master't portmanteau, additional fuel was
cast into the broad and cheerful fireplace, an
extra bottle of prime old Madeira was placed
upon the table, whose" griffin feet seemed al
most to expand to twice their original size at
the propect ef an increase nf social hilarity,
and Colonel Washington waa duly installed as
a choice claiinent of old fashioned and unres
Seated with Mr. and Mre. Robinvon, over
whelmed with attention, and in possession of
every comfort, the visitor evinced unquiet and
dissatisfaction. Every so nod of an opening or
closing door aroused him from apathy, into
which he relapsed when it was ascertained that
no one was about In enter the apartment. His
uneasiness waa so apparent that Lis boat at last
endeavored to rally him, hut without effect.
Mrs. Robinson finally came to the reacue, and
addressed the colonel in direct terms.
"Prsy, friend Washington, msy we be made
acquainted with the eauae of your dullness .'
Thero is some reason for it, and that reason lies
with us. Tell it."
In vain the colonel argued that nothing had
occurred to vex him that he was not in want
of any further inducement to present or future
happiness; his entertainers would not regard
hi worda, but continued their pertinacious en
deavors to solve hie mystery. At length, wear
ied by importunity, Washington then twenty
year belore hia greatness, leaned over the ta
ble, played with his glass, attempted to look
unconcerned, and whispered to Mr. Rubinson
the single word 'Mary.'. ,
Yea.' responded Mr. R. interrogatively, as
if unable to comprehend Washington's meaning.
'Is she well 1 , Does she still abide with you !
She does,' replied the lady of the mansion.
Washington strain became apathetic and con
templative, while several significant glances
passed between the gentleman and hia wife.
Some five minutes were spent in perfect silence,
which waa only interrupted by the exit of Mrs.
R. from the spartment. 8he speedily returned,
accompanied by a beautiful young lady, whom
Washington, with a countenance beaming joy
fully, arose to great with' becoming respect.
The young lady was Mary Phillipse, sister of
Mrs. Robinson, and daughter of the owner ot
the Phillipse ettate. . .
It waa perhapa singular; but the time of her
appearance and the period of the return of We-
ahington'a cordiality, was identical. Strange
as it wss too, midnight found this young lady
and the Virginia colonel alone. The conjugal
twain who bad kepi tnem company in tne ear
ly part of the evening had retired to their bed.
chamber. More remarkable than all, daylight
lound Ibis couple) still together. The candles
were burned dowa to the sockets of the sticks,
and the fireplace, instead of exhibiting a cheer
ful blate, harbored only a gigantic heap of ashes
and a few dying embers. What could have
prolonged that interview. ' Not nwlu' Jo
for the parties preserved a ceremonious distan ce,
and the young lady evinced a hauteur that could
be matched .only by her companion in after
years,' And yet thetruth must be told, - There
cumetancee; perhapa endeavor to convince me
of hie Innocence.'' 4
Robinson struggled with his emotions a few
seconds, but unable lo repress his feelings, he
p,ke but a single word, with such a thrilling
iccent that he started at the sound of hia own
waa love on one eidu ; the colonel, smitten by voice. Th!i word was George t
the graces and rare accomplishments of a lady 'General Washington, Colonel Robinson,
as beautiful as nature's rarest works, waa en- responded the grea patriot, laying great stress
deavorinjr to win her heart, in exchange for hia on each military title,
own. , He made his confession just as the cold 'Enough,' said the other. 'I have one more
grey of the dawn of morning broke np the dark argument if that fails me f have done. Bo-
clnuds in the east. He confessed, in csutioua
and measured terms, it is true, the extent of his
passion, and avowed what it was his earnest
hope would be the resoltt thst wss the gain of
her hand The lady hesitated. Was it the
ho'd my friend !'
'Your friend ! . Who is he ? What is his
One other single word -aa r poken aa the hea.
vy cloak in which the mysterious friend wis
modesty of the maiden who dares not to trust clothed, foil to the floor and exposed the mature
her lips with the confession of affection it ia her figure of Mrs. Morris, and that word, uttered
heart's desire to make! No! She respected, with a start hy Watdiington. waa Mary ! The
although she did not love her interlocutor, snd suspense was painful but brief,
ehe felt diffident in making known to him the 'Sir,' said Washington, instantly roenverinp,
true state of her feelings. At last candor tri- 'this trifling is beneath your station and my
umphed over delicacy, and she informed Wash- dignity. 1 regret that you must go bock to Sir
ington in set terms, that (he loved another ! Henry Clinton with the intelligence that your
She refused him I, The greatest of modern beat intercession haa failed. See that these
men was vanished, and by a woman ! He waa persons are conducted beyond the lines in safe-
speechless and powerless. ' ' ' I ty,' continued he, throwing open thedoor of the
Trembling, with compressed lips snd a coun-1 apartment, and addressing one of hia aids,
tenance ashly pale, he crept from the place just Abashed and mortified,
as the old negrcss of the household entered to Ms sister in-law took their leave,
Vast .aaiban amd Drtiab.aH
TUB LION TAMERS, . .
The great lion tamers of modern times, are
both, I believe, livinp. Although they are the
only persons who have achieved eminence in
their profession the mastery of wild beat it
is a singular coincidence in their history, thst
they are both of Dutch origin one by descent,
the other by birth and that the State of New
York, the natal place of one, waa also the resi
dence of the other, at the commencement of
his professional Course.
Van Arhbnrg wss born in 1912, at Fiehkill,
New York State, thirty miles from the city of
lhat name, trom one of the original Dutch set
tlers ot the State. At the age of fifteen, with
a fine constitution and great good temper, he
left his native home for New York, where he
resided several years, as clerk in the house of a
rrl.itiva. Van Amburg was, howcter, not cal
culated for thedrudgery of the business pursuits
of that city, and found more congenial employ
ment, after setting out on his rambles, in a com
pany which was engaged in taking a caravan
of wild beasts through the principal cities of the
United States. He had now become twenty
years of age, with a fine figure, iron Iramc, end
herculean strength, which admirably suited
this dcvelopement of his peculiar faculties. lie
Mr Robinson and I ""guiariy moe, ann one or me inosi amieuc
. i . -t ,i i ,
The woman oi ",le 10 tne worm, im oooy is nearly
make prrparationa for the breakfast. He sought had gained a conquest once, but her second aa
hia room, threw himself upon his couch, dressed eault was aimed at a breast invulnerable. J r-
aa he was, and lapsed into a troubled sleep 'y Ciy Telegraph.
The only victorv ever won at his expense pene
trated him to the soul. He was unhappy vu-
Rattxi Ssakfs ash Ash Tsees It i s eu-
premely wretched '-The future conqueror ofTiou fcctl-rhar not generally known to iho.e
Uliailf uaillltru nil u mi, ut ,1 u. m gi rmi
aversion to a white ash tree. Strike it with a
thousands of brave men suffered because he had
been rejected bf a female. This waa hia firat,
but not his last wooing.
Years rolled on upon the mighty tide of lime.
George Washington waa the eommander-in
chief of the American forces opposed to the roy
al government The friend of hia early man-
twig of this tree, and the rattle anake become
convnlsed. And with such a wand in hia hand,
a perion may travel through the habitation of
thia venomous reptile without fear of molesta
tion. The Indian, aware of the virtuee of thia
tree, strewe hia couch and hia wigwam with ita
hood, Beverly Robinson, was the Colonel of the leaves, and tba hunter fill hia boot and his pock
Loyal American regimfcnt raieed in thia State, eta with them. 'A gentleman who waa in the
and hia son was the Lieutenant Colonel.' The habit of hunting in the Pequnkett county, not
hn.. haV .oaken of w.e in nossession of !w iTM lb ""' iHestretioo
the 'rebel.,' and waa occupied by Arnold, the ffect w, Mh ,h ",tU ,nke 1
traitor. It waa afterward, the temporary resi- "" ',u'"1"-' m t,',r
a . . . of th rrty ciuiht a rattleinake and brought it
lane)ii nf Waak'HAlnji 4 At thaa llfllfl 1 1 me) th ' w
. . . ... I. ....... . la Uve into camn. Accordingly, a winnow of
husband or Mies wary r n.t.p, Kog.r worr WM githered tog,toeri io form of . circ,e:
waa a prominem ory, .no - mrruorr o. . gmmX of ,he cirf ktiof compoMd entirely
councit of the colony. Few of the partiea, of h etvef cf the white MB tb reir,,j0jn
were occupied by any reflections of an amorous nart of the leaves of the maple. The rattlesnake
nature. .Time in its progress had worked snu- Wii placed within the circle, which waa fifteen
latione which had severed the closest ties, both or twenty feet in diameter. The rattieanake, in
nf friendship and consanguinity. Those who great fear and trembling, retreated toward the
were moat intimate previous to the commence- maple leave; but here the experimenter met
mcnt of the war, were now atudied etratirrrs, bim with their ash twig, and be wa glad to
with drawn aworda at each other's breeats atop bit course, and laid bis bead down in quiet
P.en mna and fathera were eatranired and ar- aubmiioo. After thi manner had been eay
ed for aome time, .the eegmsnt of maple leavea
waa et on fire, and the hunter turned hi bead
toward th burning leaves, coiled himself for a
threw, eave bia shrill rattle, and plunging into
tbe flame, escaped from the circle. Montltttbr
Quica Work. We had occasion yesterday
to telegraph a friend wlrom we believeo to be
in Philadelphia Tbe communication waalclt
in the office in thia city about 10 o'clock sent
to New York, where it was received, copied
snd carried to Jersey City, where it waa for
warded to Philadelphia. The person addrea-
aed waa hunted and reported at t'erlyle, with
in thirty miltt oSt.Ijouuf The lightning
waa again called into requisition, the communi.
cation forwarded, the person found, and an an
swer received at 12 o'clock 1 Thus waa a me
sage, under theso divadvantagnotia circumstan
ces, tranamilted 2u00 milea in tvo hotira! Ve
rily, after all, thia telegraph arrangement is, as
they say out West, "some pumpkins." Albany
Ete. Journal ' '
rayed in opposite ranks even the child of that
illustrious statesman, Dr. Franklin, waa a bitter
and uncompromising tnry. It must not be sup
posed that the loyalist friends of the Colonel,
George Washington, shared any better fate, so
far as the acquaintanceship of the Father of hia
Country was concerned, than others. Ilia old
Hudson River friends he had not seen for yes rs.
The husband of Mary Phillipse was personally
unknown to him Beverly Robinson, grey and
careworn, would scarcely have been recogoi-
Andre was taken and condemned to death,
and while under General Woodhull s charge,
was visited by Robinson as a species of commie
sioner which protected hie perron. What wss
the surprise of Washington, a few daye before
the time of the execution, to receive a letter
from hia old friend, and entertainer, referring to
past events, and claiming, on a score of remini
scence, a secret privste interview, i ne ctaim
was acknowledged, and, late at night, Mr. Ro
binson, accompanied by a figure closely muffled
in a cloak, was admitted tn the General's apart
tnenL For a moment tbeietwn men their po- ' Zic Naw Diacovaav or Oaa Dr. Wm.
sitinnsso widely different gszed at esch other II. Fahneitock haa discovered, near tho lead
in silence. Recollections of days gone by of mine ot Mr, Sbenk, in thia county, a large body
The owners ef thia eatate which waa vaat
having opposed tbe Americana, teey became vic
tims to tbe confiscation act, and a great portion
of the property waa eontiacated. The reversion
ary Interest waa net effected, however, and In
1609, John Jacob Aator bought it lor Sioo.uou.
For thia Mr. Astor received from the State )9
yar after, tbe small sam of f 200,000,
happy daya uncorroded by cankering care pre'
vailed, and they abruptly embraced. Wash
ington waa the firat to recover Lis Mlf-noeeea-
Sion. Duaaemy uisengaging nirneen, no bmhhi
erect and clothed in that unequalled dignity
which waa bia attribute, and aeid '
Now, sir, your business.'
I,' replied Robinson, in a choking voice, 'to
plead for Andre.'
You have already been advised of my final
determination,' replied Waahington, aternly.
Will nothing avail 1' aaked Robinson, in
Nothing! Where he roy owe son be should
psy the penalty due to his offence. I know all
that you will aa : yon will apeak of hia virtuea
hiaaiatcrs bia rank, and of extenuating eir
t Befere Sir Henry Clinton, or any other per
aon. knew of Arnold's defection and Andre'a Pro
ject, B.verlv Robinson was In possession of all
the facts. A great grand -aon of hi own practices
law, or did, not long ago, in tbia city.
He bad been aa aid of Braddock, and had
been the companion ia arm of Waneral Wash
ington. - ' ' " A,
of carbonate of tins, (Calamine.) Thia ore had
been pronounced by chemiets and others to be
lime. Dr. F., however, by analysis, has pro
ved it to contsin upwards of GO per cent, of
i nc. Specimenaof the ore may be seen at the
office of Dr. Y.t.aeatter Tribune.
A Ran lax able Ca. We yesterday saw a
letter Irom a distinguished physician in London
to another in thia city, in which the writer al
luded to one of hia patients, a lady ot SA, who
had 32 children at 13 births, namely 4 twice,
3 three tiroes, while most of the others were
twins. Thia bests the case of the German
mother who had 82 daughters at 18 birth. in
1st cb tan no to Wiaa Daiaaaas Galigna
ni'a Messenger etatee thai 103 hogsheads of
adulterated wine were brought out from the
entrepot at Paris, and their contents spilt into
the Seine. Immediately after thia operation,
the surface waa covered, to the distance of two
hundred yarda with an immense quantity of
fiahes, poisoned by the deletcrioua Ikjuor.
I round, hut greater in thickness than inbrcadth;
1 i l i ?i! j i. l
nis nones large a no nrmiy rei, auu m ut-eu al
most mucle. Nevertheless, for his singular con
formation, he ia remarkable lor the lightness
and grace of his movements. . .
(lie first intercourse with lions, Ac., wss
purely accidental. At Jersey City, opposite
New York, a caravan oflive animals was ex
hibited. The lion was uncommonly good tem
pered, and as a part of the exhibition, one ot
the keepers was in the habit of entering hia
cage. On one occasion, this individual waa
absent, the audience impatient, no one to enter
the cage, and a regular row in perspective. In
this extremity of distress. Van Amburg had
compassion, while, he felt hia latent energies
roused to action. "I'll go into the eage,nsaid
he to the manager. He tonka cane, entered
the cage, walked up tn the lion, talked to him,
and in a few seconds they became quite inti
mate. "In approaching wild animals," aays
Van Amburg, courage ia every thing."
' Thia waa but . the commencement of hie
course. The lion died, and the company dis
persed. He joined a caravan, the Zoological
Institute, in New York, which comprehended
the rarest specimens and fullest assortment of
wild beasts obtainable, at that date. Here he
prosecuted his fnvorit pursuits, studied the
temper and proceeded in their civilization, step
by step until they were all perfectly subjected
to hia orders.
He first associated in one cage a lion and a
t'ger. This presented remarkable scenes.
These two animals would 6ghl whole months,
and sometimes he would give over one of there
lor dead. On such occasions. Van Amburg,
after Ihey hod exhausted each other, would en
ter the cage and begin hia course of discipline
to control both. Gradually he added animal to
animal, till he got aa many eaten animals in one
cige. On many occasions, lie had severe eon
flick, with the liger particularly, but nothing
dangerous. When he tslks ol theso animals,
he is highly interesting. The tiger, aaya Van
Amburg, is like a reckless, good-for-nothing,
drunken raacal, who spcuds his time carelessly
at taverns, and fight at a moment. Tigera all
have bad. spiteful tempera. The lion is not so
rascible ; he ia slower snd cooler, but there
are not tbe generous feeling about him which
he haa been cracked up for. The leopards are
like cats playful, but easily provoked. There
is nothing hardly more interesting than to hear
this history of his intercourse with these animal
from hie own lips.
Van Amburg has a novel and practical tlieo
ry to account for his power over them. From
he first moment of his intercourse with them he
talked with them aa he would to a human be
ng. 'They believe, ssya he 'that I hva pow
er to tear every one of them to pieces, if they
do not act aa I say. I tell them so, and have
frequently enforced it with a crowbar. The
personal strength, the peculiar cast of hi eye,
the rapidity of his movements, the toneoi his
voice, all tend to present to these animals an
idea of superior power, which in ridden bursts
uf pa wion makes ttrsm crouch in one corner of
thetaga. Van Amburg a eyes arc peculiar, one
oflhetnhaaa remarkable caat, which rather
brightens the eflect of his expressive face.' On
one occasion, io New York, the tiger became
ferocious. - Van Amburg very coolly took hia
crowbar, and gave him a tremendoua blow over
the head. He then said to him In good English
as if be waa a human creature, 'You big scoun
drel, if you show me any more of your pranks,
I'll knock your brains out f accompany!'
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rated from tbe animate for several weeks. They
arrived in London, he in Liverpool. Aa soon
I aa he reached London, he went to see them.
On his appearance outside the cage, one of the
strangest scenes waa presented that waa ever
beheld. The lions, tigera, leopards, all recog
nized him at once. When he entered amonj
th group, they crouched, they crawled, they
laahetS their tails, with every demonstration of
delight'1 in' beholding him once more. He
scratched the neck of the great male lion, and
hia majesty growled forth hia gratification in
notes which sounded like distant thunder.
In ancient and modern history, instances are
known of attempts made to tame single ani
mals; but till the present era there is no such
mighty exhibition of human over animal power
aa Mr. Van Amburg presents. Yet the feata of
familiarity performed in l-ondon are nothing, it
is said, to those performed in the United States.
A writer in a Cincinnatti paper, describing a
midnight visit to the animals of Raymond &.
Waring's Menagerie, in their winter quartern
in that city, with Droiebach, the famoue keeper,
aays: 'It waa a sight worth walking ten miles.
We found, contrary to the assertion of natural
historians, an elephant lying down. . It has al
ways been asserted that these animals sleep
standing. The different caged animals were)
reposing in the most graceful and classical atti
tudes. The lion and the tiger, the leopard and
tho panther, were lying with their paws affec
tionately twined about each other, without re
gard to species or nativity. In cogea contain
ing more than one animal, it ia a never-failing-
custom for one to keep watch while the others .
aleep. The sentry is relieved with as much
regularity as in a well regulated campofaol-.
diers, although not, probably, with aa much
precision in regard to time. The sentinel paces
back and forth, and ia very careful not to touch
or do any thing to arouse bia comrade. Occa
sionally he lies down, but always with his head
toward the front of the cage, and never sleeps
until he is relieved. Thia eingolar custom.
Her Dreiabach informs us, since hia connection
with the Menagerie, he haa never known to ba
CuTTta waa not known to the ancient Greeke
and Romans, in cooking.' The ancient medical
writers do not mention it as an article of food
though they, aa well as written on agriculture,
have given us particular notices of milk, cheese
and oil. It is very little used in Spain, Portu
gal and the south of Franco, but in England ita
consumption is very great, both for food and for
culinary purposes. It is believed that io Loo
don the yearly consumption, for each individual,
ia no leas than 26 pounds; and aupoosing the
metropolis to contain 1,450,000 inhabitants tho
total consumption would be 16,890 tons. Add
to thia 4,000 tone for victualing ships, and wear-
rive at a total of 21,000 tone, which, at 10 penco-
per pound, would be worth 83,002,400.
Il is estimated that a good cow will produco
in a year 168 pounds of buttor, on which ealcu-;
ation 2S0.000 cows would be req-nsite for tl t
supply of '.he London market, alone, in this o l
article of food aud luxury; '
with loud menaces end strong gesicolat oq.-,
After thia tha tiger behaved like revietnen
tor a couple of months.
On UitIP3 CiVoJi Van Arfg wVi aepa-
Thk Imrst Mas A worthy old citiz.ew of
Newport, Mass. who had the reputation of be-
ing the lazieat man alive among 'them hillocks,
so lazy indeed, that be used to weed h:,s garden
in a rocking chair, by rocking forward to take
bold of the weed, and backward to. uproot ji
had a way of fishing peculiarly hia own. 11
used to drive bis old-white faca! in arc down tn
tbe spot where tho tautog toigbl be depended
upon for any weight from Vwo to twelve poune.
back his gig down to the water, put out his
line, and when the tautog was safely hooked,
atart the old mare and pull him out
TH STrBUORNBST AMMAL IK THE WoRtT.
A crowd about a tavern door waa busy dwrue
Bing what animal, of all others, waa the nt
contrary. Some contended that a mule was,
some a hoy, some a yoke of oxen. A Dutch
man, wbo had very gravely listened to the con
versation, gave la experience: "Te mW, te
hog, and le ox, is very stubborn, but te hen is
te atubbornest animal in the worlt. I had von
and 1 vented to hatch aome egg. ! made von
fine leetle rrest, and put him in it, aod ehe geta
up and runs away. I den makes anoder lectio
ueet, and puts her on it, and she runs aw y a
gin. 1 den roikee von nrca lectio box, ani1! pute
it all over de hen, and for ill the trooWe mit I
hsve, ven I peeped under te lea.le box, te Leu
Mbat akd Mvtab. A poor enrtnciseJ!
Irishman, having cal'.ed in a physician aa a for
lorn hope, the !ater apread a large aaesitard
plaater, and capped it on the poor fcilow'a
breast. IV, with a tearfdl ejre anil cetei.
locked doo inJ
'Pidei,tr! docther dear ! it athrikea aae that this
I ! deal of rouaUrdor so little tnaH t
Revallinc in the Halle of Moote.uma.'iesaid
to meaa literally, getting up at riveiUa, with,
out any breakfast, after having been oo dutv all
'night without any aupptr. 1