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OFFICE OF THE STAR,
PIWILBEIIIIB Mtn ST I7 Virt.,-IA--F-aw--Dooi
WEST OP MR. FORRY 7 B TAVERN.
. Conspicuously inserted IVOR times
poLLAR per square—over four times, TWENTY-FIVE
ORNTS per square Iva be charged.
tia ar.9W1.1i14 - 1 NSYo IDlMlDEtattalito
At $2 per 0.11111/111, halfryearly is &dynmic.
A DV ERTISEMENTS.
Id 4 tiCkgiLikb 3 + - iii-4/ 11 A 4-11
The subscribers, Trustees of John Brown
,will offer at public sale,
Oa Saturday the 8d day of December newt
on the promises,
TUE Tlt A.CT
on which said Brown now lives. Situate
• part in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and
part in Frederick County, Maryland; three
miles from Littlestown, one mile and a hal
from Peter's Tavern and one mile from Da
vid Shriver's Mill, between the Taneytown
and Emmittsburg road, and adjoining lands
of Deitrich Bishop, Morits Budy, John
Bowers and. others 4 .
Containing about 132 efereS
eland, of which 10 Acres is Timber,
16 meadow , and the balance in a good
state of cultivation. The improvements are a
HOUSE,. mo an'''_
and Barn, with an Orchard of choice - fruit,
it well of excellent water at- tie door--
Possession will be given on the Ist day of
Or - Tho Terms of sale will be made
known by either of the subscribers, living
in Littlestown. Sale - to commence .at 10
o'clock A. M. of said, day.
JACOB KELLER, Tuatees.
November 1, 1831.
ODD & EVEN SYSTEM.
alarylatul State Lottem__
-* • -No. 9:Foß.l§il. --
To be drawn . ,in Baltimore on WEDNES
DAY, the 30th instant.
IHGIIEST PRIZE, 6,000 DOLLARS!
1 prize of 06,000 5
2 1,000 10
2 500 20
2 300 100
2 - 200 150
4 prizes 9ft 8100 10000
half Tickets, One Dollas--Quartere 50 eta.
TO DE lIAD AT
Offices, N W. corner of Baltimore and Calvert,
N. W. corner of Baltimore and Gay, N. E. cor
ner of Baltimore and Charlea-sts.
117 Where the highest prize in the recent State
Lotteries has been oftener sold than atany other
offices ! ! !
ErOrders, either by mail (postpaid) or private
conveyance, enclosing the cash for prizes, will
meet the-same prompt and punctual attention, as
if on personal application. Address to
Lottery Vender, Baltimore.
November 1, 1831.
THE .L.tiorls Isook -
"[UST PUBLISHED.-This number
passes any Other that has yet appeared,
in its beautiful delineation of the quarterly
sketch of PHILADELPHIA FASHIONS
—the Engraving is very handsomely color
ed, and wilt no doubt give general satisfac
tion to the patrons, of the work 7 -there arc
besides, several other embellishments which
are calculated to recommend the Book.
CONTENTS.—Philadelphia Fall FaShions,
lustrated with a splendid Engraving, by Kelly.
Fashions of the Past and Preserk Times. ZoolO.
weal Weather Glass. Spire of Strasburg.. Song,
by Graham. 'Sung by Mrs. Hemans. Rocolloc.
lions of Scenes and Cities. He strikes tho Min
strel's Lyre again. Moonlight. Man. Tho Fi.
nes Affections. Female Constancy. The Alban.
ian Girl. Morality. Mary Queen of Scots.
,Inconstancy. Maria. The Superior
Man. Rose Malcolm,' illustrated with an Engra
ving, by Harrison. Popular Judgment. Effect
of Cold on Children. The Ward, a Petite Come.
dy, in ono Act. Tho Season. Frailty of Female
Beauty. The OrnamentA AKljst, illustrated.--
Miranda D'Aragan. When Maggy gangs away.
Summer. My Wife. Oriental Apologus. The
Flower, &c. The Grave. Embroidery, illustra.
ted. A Birth-day Ballad. The Disinterred
Warrior. 'rho Lady Emmeline. A Fragment.
Obscurity of Language- The Tornado. A Death
Bed, Poor Bobby. The Flower ; Girl's Song—
by S. Stanzas. A Broken Heart. The Death.
beds of Great Men. Annot Lyle, ajtffiular Air,
sot to Music, with the accompannents. The
Five Dreams. She weeps in' her °BoWer. The
TO OUR CREDITORS.
WAKE. NOTICE, that ' we have applied
to the Judges of the Court of Common
Pleas of Adams county, for the - benefit of the
laselvent laws, and that the said Judges
We, appointed Meru lay the 28th day of
November next,for the hearing of us and,
'our creditors, at the Court-house in the .bor.
*Ugh of Gettysburg, where you may attend
if you think paoper.
• ALEXANDER SCOTT, .
.. October 4, 1831.
"To the , business,
wanted, imaiiaiately, at the Star 0&e.
DUCIT•AMOR PATRIE ORODESSE CIVIBUS-4-"THE LOVA Or MT COUNTRY LEADS ME TO BR OF ADVANTAGL'TO,MY PICLLOW-CIThENII."
"With sweetest flowers enrichsd
From various gardens cull'd with care."
The following lines originally appeared in the
Charleston, (S. C.)Courier, and are from the pen
of a young lady of that city:
A DOMESTIC SCENE.
It wits a picture, of soft loveliness—
A picture mon vvould,lot-o to look upon,
, Though seldom so permitted. A sweet child,
That laughed in the possession' of his prize,
Lay in its mother's arms,and'drow its milk
And nutriment and life, roin a half hid ( •
And hall'unveiled,aud delicate white mound,
That seemed an orb of purity and bliss.
Its little lips, and full and glowing cheek,
Were of one color—rich and ripe and trash—
And only such aro beautiful. Its eye
Gleaned archly on its property, the imp,
As if it knew such things were not for all
To look at, or to linger on with hope;
Anclpeeped beneath, and with its little arms
Possessed itself of all, and placed its head
Upon its natural pillow, and looked up
In its found mother's face, and smiled with joy,
And knew not, happy infant! that the tears
Stole forth for it, that filled the mother's eye.
In the world a trembling stranger,
Shall I slight a heavenly guide?
Wherefore roam inlear and danger,
When the Lord would help provide?
Snares and perils spread before me,
Welcome be the be Ern that shows
Every evil boding Wei - me,
Each device of crafty foes.
While the page of truth pursuing,
Lord, do thou unseal mine eyes;
So, the trifler's part refusing,
I should run to roach the prize.
On my solemn thought impressing
Things eternal, though unseen;
Bid me ec► the worldling's blessixtg,
Joys unsrible, poor and mean.
When thy law, declared in thunder,
Makes my guilty soul afraid ;
Let- nw speech F in-grafefix •
To the rock's protecting shade.
Blessed Jesus, Rock of Ages,
Holy Spirit, help I crave!
When I searcli4he sacred pages, •
On my soul the word engrave.
IlLtAc9lA 3. ldad.V&W.uk.Voc;
Joshua Peabody was one of the five sons
of a Connecticut farmer, who had just enough
land to support one family, and no more; so
that all the SOILS but the eldest early discov
ered the necessity - orresorting to some busi
ness, in which they could support themselves
by their own exertions. Long before Josh
ua was of age, lie had determined to pursue
the honorable employment of peddling. In
the fall of the year in which Joshua was 19,
he obtained his father's consent to try his
skill in the employment he had chosen, and
was soon equipped in the first rate style—
not with a crazy vart 'and half starved horse
as was the custom fifty years ago; but with
a SabStantial, well made and well-fed horse,
and covered wagon with all the colors of
the rainbow—ornamented with curtairN, and
trimmed with many a. yard of red cotton
fringe. His load requires a minute descrip
tion, as it is often thought very wonderful
that a pedlar can travel a thousand miles
and back, and make money, by selling out
a load which does not appear to be worth ,
half enengb.to defray his expenses.'
The most bulky part of our hero's load
consisted of wooden clocks without cases,
which- cost two dollars and fifty cents a
piece, on which he expected to make a pro
fit Of what he called ten per cent. ten times
as much as they cost. Steno forty or fifty
of these were snugly stowed on the bottom
of the wagon, and a nice lid shut over them
to keep them secure. On this lid woke pla
ced a bag full of whiplashes, a few parcels
ofcigars, and a number of boxes containing
all the variety of combs, -from coarse louse
traps to superfine ivory and high-finished
tortoise shell. The fore part of the wagon
box, on which he expected to sit, constituted
a separate apartment, the approatyto which
is secured by a formidable pad-lock which
dangled in front. This box contained, an
assortment, on the profits of which he was
to subsist himself and his horse; and consis
ted of a great variety of good-for-nothing
little things which women are so fond of
purellarigsuch as beads, earrings, breast
pins, and all the little etceteras ; of jewelry;
besides good store of essences, shaving
soap, scissors, thread, needles, pins and stir
lettoes, not daggers, my friends, but little
instruments made of ivory, which the ladies
use for piercing round holes in muslin, for
the- express purpose of darning them up
Joshua's dress had nothing of antique
mode. His hat had a brim that was no
broader than usual, and his hair wasnot tied
With an eel skin hut his outward man was
clothed in the substaritial,'comfortable, fear
nothing style of an independent unassuming
farmer. Thus equipped, Joshua made a
comfortable :excursion to 0hi0, , -and the
same was annually repeated forge veral years.
In every voage numerous incidents occur
red, Of sufficient rmportance 'to' deserve
place in some of our fashionable periodicals,
with ell their minute ttetaile4puif out into'
the firgniclable - lenith ef.niost s modern tales,
in which a page is taken op in telling What
fifty years ago would have erbeeri toldin a singl6
these , ocCurrences;it'is. my hum,
- - .
. • •
arateuizraratruis.Qa.4 toPreozholizr o 0 4 07 3
.21X22112,111 st e usas
ble province to relate one, and that \vith all
convenient brevity. •
In Joshua's fourth voyage,• he had with
him a larger number of clocks than usual;
and would willingly have sold them at a less
price than formerly, but for the fear that it
would !injure his business, and. .lower the
price of his clocks forever-atter; He, there
fore, wisely concluded to keep up the price
to twenty-five dollars, as *usual and when he
could do no better, to take any thing that
was oared for ten •of it, provided the re
maining fifteen was paid in cash. In this
manner he obtained a great many queer ar
_tides; and in many instances _had to exert a
goodly sbare of ingenuity to dispose of them
to advantage. One farmer insisted on his
taking stock, as he termed it, to whicliJoeh
ua readily agreed. The old gentleman had
in his mind's eye, at the time of making the
proposition, a calf which was so poor he was
afraid it Would die before spring. The said
calf was selected, and with all due formality
was delivered to our horo. He made no
objections; but with his usual gravity pock
eted his fifteen dollars—tied rope round
the. calrs neck—hitched it to the back of
the wagon and drove on. -
Great wonder prevailed throughout the
country, to see the pedlar with so mean a
calf—or indeed with any kind au call; tied
to the wagon; and many were the questions
asked concerning so rare an occurence. But
Joshua was as grave as ever. lie knew his
own business, and that was enough fOr his
purpose. In'one of his first peddling voy
ages he had formed an acquaintance with
"'Squire Leeland,' as he was called in-Lick
ing county, who had long been in the habit
of reading whatsoever came in his way, that
treated on agriculture; and was extremely
anxious to-.improve his breed of cattle and
sheep. In fact he had paid a large sum of
money the year before for a merino buck
and ewe by which he 11, ! t . quire_ Turk
ce e ray that he was looked up tNvith wolf
der by a part of his, neighbors, anorlaughed
at by the rest.
To the 'Squire's,
then, Joshua made his
way—not that he had the least wish to cheat
his eld friend. He was too honest for that;
for he was in the habit of boasting that he
cheater nobody—told no lies, and -never
travelled a road wh' h he was afraid to
travel apin. "But , ".thought Joshua,
"if the Squire, hiILS a: +4 6 cheat himself
it'anobody's - businew - I — eariThe - to Blame.",
His reception at the house of his old ac
' quaintance was as cordial as he could have
desired, and the evening was spent as usual
in recounting the incidents which had occur
red to each other since they last met. In
the morning the Squire for the first time
noticed the calf. "Why, Joshua, what in
the name of common sense have you got
there?" "Nothing but a poer, mean, lousy,
calf, that's altr,.. "But what did you bring
it here'for?". I'll tell you what, Squire,a pretty considerable long story, and a fbol
ish one to boot; but I must tell it to you.—
You know the 'Boston, folks are full of no
tions,' and amongst other foolish ideas that's
got into their heads, they think if they can
only send to England and get any thing, it
will be as good again, as if they got it at
home. So off they sent last summer, a'rter
a drove of cattle: and you know, that there
were thousands on 'em in the Bay State and
Connecticut to be got as cheap agin. "Yes,
but Joshua remember the 'importance aim
proving the breed of cattle in this country."
"Improve a fiddle-stick I I beg your pardon,
Squire, but it puts me out of pitience to
hear folks talk so. Now, look at that calf!
and s'posing he did come over from Engleidii
and they called him a Devonshire bull, and
gave five hundred dollars for him:—do you
s'pose he'd improve your breed of cattle I"
The eyes of Squire Leeland opened wide
with astonishment, and he inquired with the
greatest eagerness, if the calf was in fact one
of the far famed :breed from Devonshire—
"l didn't say he was, for I don't know any
thing about breeds; but if General Braynard
has a mind to pay five hundred dollars for
him, and give me fifty dollars to fetch him
all the way from Boston, why, I say the
greater fool he."
The squire was all in extasies. He knew
that a number of the first breeds of cattle in
England had been imported into Boston, and
that General Braynard had been striving to
procure some of them. This calf must be
one—worn thin and meagre by his long jour
ney Ly sea and land. asked a. few per-
tinent questions, which Joshua answered
with his usual circumlocution, and the squire
was entirely satisfied that he,then had the
pleasure, for the first time in his life, of
viewing one of that identical breed orcattle
which he had so long been desirous to ob.
tain. Joshua read all that passed in his
mind, - and proceeded accordingly: "Now
Squire, I want a little of your candid advice;
you see this . poor calf is almost dead with
his journey,nnd it's pretty nigh two laindred
miles to Genoral Brayna.rd's, and I'm m•'l - 1
ty fluid he'l die before get there. It. 't
lent, for fifty' dollars, • which Img pay
for uy land, should--have killed him long
agcr.. Tod can't tell what aping.. ie he is to
ine,• I have to drive so tonfotuickl slow, and
spend half my dine in igurningna him, that I
dotet know.what to do." • ,
Joshua, if the fifty dollars is all
your . troable, only leuilir him with 'me, and
I'll give you that sum in a jerk—but don't
think of killing him." "I'll tell you what,
Squire Leeland, you and I have been ac
quainted these tbur years, and have always
hitched our horses together pretty well; and
now I advise you, as a friend, to give up
your notions about merino sheep audDevon•
shire cattle—to keep your fifty dollars,- and
have nothing to do with such a-shabby look
ing creature as this is: But then, if you'll
have your own way, I'll make you an oiler.
You know a Yankee is always true to his
employer; and I shan't leave General Bray
'lard's calf without giving him a chance to
get it again:" The - squirelooke - d - grave
"Now; if you've a mita! to give me fifty dol
lars, and make out a writing with your name
to it, that any Aline within six months. the
General may have the critter, by payingyou
back the money; and paying for the expense
and trouble of keeping him." "I'll do it,"
says the Squire; "But hark ye, Joshua, tell
him a pretty 'bad story about the bull, and
discourage him if you can." "Well, squire,
you may take the calf; but I shan't tell
nothing to the. General, nor nobody Age,
that a'ut true. But in this case the truth is
bad, enough: and I rather guess he won't
come. And now, Squire, remember what I
tell you_,--I"d rather have one calf from our_
old brindled .cow_.thatt to have halfa doien
rich critters as this is—l wouldn't give four
pence-ha'penny for - him.", The Squire
smiled sagely, and . said as plain as any man'
can say without speaking, "I know what I'm
about." Joshua pocketed his money, and
departed with the gravity of a sexton; and
the Squire commenced nursing his - Calf.—
•By dint of uncommon attention and double
feeding he soon began to thrive,-and in due
time beuarne the wonder of the neighbour.
hood. The mi*take was never discovered.
Joshua continued to make the Squire's house
a regular stopping place; but a close obser-_
yo_u-eauld-see Arkiad - of queer-expression--i
the corner of his eye,- when he heard the
neighbours extolling Squire Leeland's De
From the Frederick town Examiner
THE DEVIL WITH TWO TAILS.
We have all heard of Diable Boiteux, but
it was reserved to this age, and to the city
of Frederick, to discover the Devil with two
tails. On Thursday night last, a caravan of
wild beasts arrived in this place, and put up
at one of thi hotels. Among them, there
chanced to be a huge Elephant, which, be
ing too large to enter any ordinary stable, it
was found necessary to accommodate in a
large and close carriage house. This, it
seems, had been previously taken possession
of as a lodging for the night, by a hale two
fisted' negro from the mountain, who was
employed in hauling timber to the Rail-road,
and who had never seen, or probably heard
of, an Elephant before in his life. He was
fast asleep when his room mate was ushered
in, and did not awake until, as was his cus
tom, at the first dawn of the morning. Hear
ing a rustling in the straw, he turned and
looked, and rubbed his eyes, and looked a
gain, until the pupils dilated almost to burst
Hence, horrible shadow, unreal mockery, hence!'
What could* be? The Devil to a cer
tainty ! The huge mass moved and ap
proached him, when le! a tail at both ends
put all doubts to flight, and revealed his Sa
tanic Majesty in all the terrors of his repu
ted attributes. With one despairing spas
modic leap, the affrighted wagoner rushed,
against the door—it was locked, and there
was no other possible way of escape._ Ile
screamed for help; he groaned in agony.—
Worse than that of Sancho in the pit, was
the predicament of the miserable African—
for no kind master was within hearing to
afford him protection. The "Devil with
two tails" stood over him, and wrapped his
soft and flexible fore-tail around his ,neck
and whisked it° in his faceand then he
'"grinned horribly a ghastly smile." in vain
he besought him to have Mercy—to spare
him yet a tittle longer. ;The 'Devil with
two tails heeded not his Supplications --but
kept smelling [Eliphim s are accustomed to,
and' love-the scent of African mask]and
,feeling him and bm'shing his tail, which
he now extended atl now contracted until
in the imagination of the negro, there was
nothing so distant or so near - RS - to be secure
:from it. ' The louderAmciearned, the more
the Devil felt him. Shrunk up within•the
least possible dimensions in a corner of the
room, he awaited, in a state of alarm-border
ing upon distraction, the'issue of his horrible
adventure. The keepers of his tormentor
at length came to hisrelief, and released him
from the jaws of the enemy: After his lib
eration,' lre had a severe chill of several
hours duration, accompanied"by a transient
derangement. Havinir now recovered not
only his ~h ealth but hi courage, he swears
"by ginny ho was no
n sa qua, sheered at
hiA• bigness—hut Mat tarnal tale at each
' &nil i!" -
f. ' • - , . 1- •
Qinear-.DOes not - Samb a
premium offered for The best original tail ?
.. , 1
Negligencein reading sonteti .; .
.whimsical coincidences. An _oh' Joe Mil
ler records the' story of a clergyman, who
reading to his ,congregaticn l e chapter i n
Genesis, fonnd the hit sentence in the .page
to be,. the Lqrd gave unto Adam a
l l ernet—Two-Demvot per anip,r..
payable tall:yearly. in advance., .No ei;
sc,riptions taken for leffi than aix "oath., and
none discontinued Until ail arreargei ate paid
—A Utilure for notify a discontinuance p will
be considered a new engagement aed• the
piper forwarded accordingly.
vPwacilkaGivaßP . ea,
Whole Number. 193.
wife." Turning over two leaites together
he found written,and read in ania.uciible voice,
"And she was pitched within and without."
He had unhappily got into the middle of a
description of Noah's ark:
Missishrtu.—ThS .late 'coned* of
State sheWs the following results, white
males 38,497 females 32,1 4 2:1—t0tal 70,618
white:4; slaves 66,059; free persons of color
529; grand total 136,806.
COFFEE in Boston.—Thei3naton`Com.
mereial Gazette states that the amount of
Cotibe now in the Custour au f t}tst city;
awaiting the reduction of duty, which take&
place on the Ist January, is fifty seven thou ,
sand bags, or about eight and a half millions
Cat,. last aneedotti (eityit
the Chambersburg Republican) of Ooketoi
Crocket that we have hoard, has not appear
ed in print, that we have seen. It ie-thise
The , Col. was either travelling towards .oe
fitMilonle (it is not material which), in a
steamboat, which going entirely too slow
for his calculations, _he ordered .therticat.a..
shore, took it under his arm and marched oft'
Progress of Refinement' .—A Philadelphia+
Editor "has modified the vulgar and haeknied
expression, "Going 'the whole hog," by sttb
fitituting the following more polite and gen
teel words: "Proceeding. the_whok_Por,k 1"
Another Editor is for "going the entire'
Swine." This latter editor discovers the'
most taste and refinement.
Dutch wives gerieray essist their hus-'
bands in their business often taking thee
most active share in it; and it is a common
have -tiie-iiirection of the' purse end . .
the husbands , seldom become bankrupts.
Newport, N. H. on foot a short tam idstev
thus accosted a young man whom he me;
"Mr. can you tell me how far it is (4*, , :*w
lam going'!" To which the repl = y
is about 20 miles to Charleston jail—llia*
kiwi , exactly the distarics to the galloWe.
A person who had amost cpsplendep;_nA
face, was angry with his son for having gun-.
powder. "Having gunpowder!" said - hr
"I will set my face against il;" "For hea:
ven'esake, sir, considerw hat you are about, *
answered the boy "for .if you do we shall be'
ON FEEDING HOGS.
Our good farmers find the month of Sept
tember to be a very important one in regard
to feeding their hogs. Those who wish to'
be econimical in feeding, should begirt
Every farmer who is fattening hogs, should
have a cauldro n set iu arch near his pear
in which he can boil pumpkins, potatoesy
meal, &c. as it will be found much cheaper'
in this section of the country to feed with
boiled food than to give it to them 'ravv.-, 77 .
From the low price which potatoes Cupi d
pumpkins are sold at in our market - tom*
end their great weight and small valuethey
will not bear long transport; therelbri- t iff
better to feed them to the hogs and save thei
corn which would-be required, where they
fattened on it, as that is not so perishable ao
article.. When =potatoes are boiled&ill
mashed, they make excellent food for how
if a proportion of purrtp_kins are ed
them they are still better, and if to it but e
small quantity of corn meal be' added, we
do not know of illy food with which hop v ,
can be fattened to more advantage. We
know that it is said that pork which is fed
with boiled food, is not as hard, and downier
the purchaser, will endeavor to take• advert*
tage of the circumstance; but let hogs bo
fed in this manner for the first three.fourtlia
of the time they are fattening; the remfdlid,
er with meal or soft corn; and we assup our
farmers they will find a ready market for
their pork, and at first price. It is well to
apprise our readers, that pork fhtteded with
still slops is a different article; doff, , and
charged with the acetic acid or vinegar from
the slops on which they are OA, from _which'
circumstance it is almost impossibleta prew
vent the pork from becoming sour„,and
ing after it is packed in the barrels, unless
there is en alkali added to neutralise their
acidity contained in it. From this acidity,.
porlf,led on boiled food as above, is entirely:
free, and therefore is.as easily kept as if fed
with ealk;;„hied if not quite so hard it cannot
operate to lessen the value of it, as-the hams
will be increased in value as much as the
sides or mess can be deteriorated, • A per.
fion of time spent in gathering tip those
things4vhich of themselves are not so Mar
ketable, and convng them into food for'
hogs at this seasoniall stiveemuch, that it,
more directly so, and will polyp equally as
profitable, as that spent in raising such crops,.
as the old - 1.(1, : e "a,p enny owed, is 10
drxi as a - 7 - it mined.
'rho earth is 2,048,572 mires Muer 040
An in winter than in summer. Its Jodi",
is 17 miles in a se cond: i solluOita
otr his hat to another in the 111 *4 4 ZZ
.many miles bare hetuiedkvativa%