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RI PARK BRNJAMIN.
"'Tis sweet to believe of the absent we love,
If we miss them below we shall meet them above."
The departed! the departed!
They visit us in dreams,
Ant they glide above our memories
Like shadows over stream.,
But where the cheerful lights of home
•• in constant lustre burn,
The departed, the departed
Can never more return.
The good, the breve, tho beautiful—
lIM,v dreamless is their sleep
Where rolls the dirge-like music
, Of the ever tossing deep.
Or where the mourful night-winds
Palo Winter's robes have spread
Above their narrow palaces
In the cities of the dead!
I look around and fool the awe
Of one who walks alone
Among the wrecks of fcrmer days
In mournful ruin strown,
I start to hear the apecttal tones
Of withered Autumn troves,
For the voice of the departed
Is borne upon the breeze.
That solemn voice! It mingles with
Each gay and careless strain—
I do not think Earth's minstrelsy
V 1 ill cheer my soul again;
The glad song of the Summer waves,
The thrilling notes of birds,
Can never be so dear to me ,
As their remembered words.
I sometimes dream their pleasant enlace
Still on me eweetly fall,
Their lips of Icve I faintly hear
My name in qadness cull—
know that they
, are happy
With their angel plumage on,
But my heart is very degolito
To feel that they are gone!
Clay's Wife zad !Esther.
"Every one of these handbills was dictated by
ma to an amanuensis, whilst by hands and head
were continually bathed with cold water, to keep
'le fever down to a point below delirum. Every
.elative believed I would be murdered on Monday,
and all but my wife and mother advised me to
yield up the liberty of the press; but I preferred
rather to die."--CAs. M. Ccsi.
BLVAISED be that wife and mother!
Woman's words are still the oil
For the Wei', when fails another,
In the night of bitter toil.
Woman's words are "half the belle,"
When the Arita grows fierce end strong!
Heard, a, 'mid the rattle
or the crucifyiiig throng.
"Ctve Me," cried the gallant miler,
"Thy meet name, my lady fair;
!t shall stir to deeds of valor
For some victim of despair."
?.et the thunders of the million,
, Break from clotids of pent up wrath!
Underneath Love's broad pavilion,
Smiles will wreathe the lightniug'e path.
Blamed be that wife and mother
By that couch of Freedom's eon!
thou art strong, heroic brother!
Be thy cry, "On, Steely, on!"
Italy contain. 500 principal towns- Its popu
lation is about 22,000,000 of inhabitants. There
are about 3,000 professional singer., and 2,000
dilettanti singers, 30,000 professional musician.,
and 100,000 delettailti musicians; 2,600 comic ar
tists; 1,000 dancers and mimics; 200 music compo
sers; 300 dramatic and equestrian companies.
A Tailor, while travelling oit the Lakes. was
asked by a Yankee where he lived, what his husi
nese vine, &c., to which he replied that he lived in
Toledo, and that his Profession was ritting on
the smooth side of poverty, and jerking out the
tads of sillictiosi"
L%-ct:t2 s q-;I c :LES:3Cet.CE)a 'QI7U3`Z:t" siaa, tIEE3:Gat3.
Mr. Adams and Mr. Rhett,
The following is taken from the letter of Oliver
Oldschool to the U. S. Gazette of Jan. 7. It will
be area that the "old man eloquent" is still abun
dantly able to defend himself.
J. R. Chandler, Esq.—A rich and interesting
scene occurred in the House this morning imme
diately after the reading of the Journal. Mr. Rhett,
you will remember, charged Mr. Adams the other
day, with voting against the war, and when accu
sed of ignorance in not knowing that Mr. A. was
not only nut in Congress, but was not in this coun
try at the time war was declared, said that his
course had at all times been such towards, the south,
since he (Mr. R.) had had a neat on the four of the
House, that when his constituents saw that Mr. A.
had gone on one side of a question, they thought
it, of course, his duty to go on the other. Mr. R.
this morning rose and said that when he charged
Mr. Adams with hostility to the war, ho was un
prepared with proof to sustain his assertion; ho
now begged permission to read a part of a letter
written by Mr. Adams in 1814, and an extract from
C. J. Ingersoll's History of the War; and he ac
cordingly road Mr. Adams' letter to a Mr. Harris,
speaking of the unprepared condition of this coun
try to carry on the war with Great Britain, and an
extract from Ingeraoll's history, stating conversa
tions held by Mr. A. with the Russian Minister,
which Mr. R. considered conclusive proof of Mr.
A's hostility to the war. It is said that ..a burnt
child dreads the fire;" but children sometimes gate
burned a second time, thinking, perhaps, that they
can handle fire without being burned. So with
Mr. Rhett; nothing daunted by the sitting down he
got from Mr. Adams the other day, he must needs,
in an evil hour, run another tilt with him. When
Mr. R. had concluded, Mr. Adams rose and obtain
cdtpermiasion to explain. He then gave a history
of the conversation alluded to, between himself and
the Russian minister. He, Mr. A., was then Min
ister to Russia; the Emperor Alexander sent his
minister to Mr. A'. to say that as ho was then in
alliance with England, he greatly regretted the war
between the United States and Great Britain, and
wished to know whether, if he offered to mediate
between them, he thought his mediation would be
accepted? Mr. A. replied thathe thought it would,
and that he Auld, write to his government, urging
us acceptance. In that, conversation Mr. A. spoke
of the, i.ituation of the United States as a reason
why thhipediation ahould be accepted. It was of
' fered, and recommended by Mr,. MailiSon to Con
gress, and Congress authorized its acceptande. If
by recommending this mediation he was to be Fon
sidered opposed to the war, so, then, was Mr. Mad
iron and Congress; but the gentleman from South
Carolina did not charge them with being °pp owl
to the war. [Great sensation in the House, mad
laughter.] In consequence of this mediation being
accepted, and supposing Great Britain would ac
cept it, Mr. Madison appointed three commission
ers to repair to the Court of St. Peten3burg—Mr.
Adams (who was there) Mr. Gallatin, Secretary of
the Treasury, and Mr. Bayard of Del. But Great
Britain declined the mediation. She, however, of
fered to enter into negotiations for peace, which
was done, two more commissioners, Mr. Clay and
Mr. Russell, having been added to the others. This
:6 a matter, said Mr. A. which, ignorant as the gen
tleman from S. C. admits himself to be, he must
Had he, (Mr. A.) been very much . opposed to
the war, it is not probable he would have been ap
pOinted as one of the Commissioners. For his
services as such he was nominated by Mr. Madi
son, and confirmed by the Senate, as Minister to
As to the letter, ho did write it, and did speak
of the unprepared condition of this country to car
ry on the contest with England; but he said no
more, nor as much as Mr. Monroe had said as Sec
retary of Wer, in his communications to Congress;
and he had never heard that lie (Mr. M.) had ever
been charge with being opposed to the war. l'ut
if the gentleman from South Carolina had read the
whole of the latter, he would havo found sentiments
in it which he could not very well find fault with.
Probably he was ignorant of this part of the letter.
(Much laughter at Mr.R's expense, and cries of oh,
Oho!) At any rate, he only w ', s hed to read that
which in his opinion would operate against me.
Has he read the whole, he 'would have seen that I
said that notwithstanding the condition of the
country, its honor must be maintained at whatever
hazard, cost, or sacrifice. Ho did not choose to
read this. He makes a false charge agairlat mo
and then attempts to maintain it by garbled ex
--- The sensation lit the House was now very groat,
in favor of Mr. Adams and against Mr. Rhett.
Mr. A. said that in the treaty with tngland, ne
gotiated at Ghent, there was an article in regard to
indemnification for the slaves taken. It had been
frequently the case that he had been arraigned by
Southern men, as a sort of culprit, ,and for being
hostile to their interests. The article he had anti
ded to he had exerted himself to maintain. After
wards Great Britain endeavored to evade it, and as
Minister them it had been his duty to defend and
maintain it and protect the interest. of the South.
Finally, a proposition was made through him to
refer this to arbitration which was accepted and
Alexander agreed upon as the arbitrator. lie de
creed in favor of holders of the slaves. The whole
of the nejcti atiun was conducted by him se Minis
ter to Great Britain and as Secretary of State. Mr.
A. said that the whole correspondence was to be
found in the public documents published by Gales
& Seaton.--Those who chose to refer to it could
see whether he had been hostile to the South. 1. he
owners of the slaves had received their indemnity
for their slaves, and such was the feeling then at
the South that he was thanked by, public meetings
held to express their gratitude to him. (Much
sensation manifested.] He spoke of a charge of
hostility to the South some years To being made
against him by a distinguished mernber from South
Carolina, but that member afterwards come and
begged his pardon and acknowledged his error.
Had the gentleman from South • Carolina (Mr.
rhett) acted the part of a christian and a gentle
man, when ho found he had made a false charge
against him, lie would have retractO it; but in
stead of doing so be persists in it. He had charged
him too with being for war, though he professed to
be desirous of peace. Mr. A. said he had declared
and he repeated the declaration, that war would
not occur; no, not even if we were to trite posses
pion of Oregon the day after the notice was given.
He did no; fear this, he only feared that the ad
rninistraticn would be the first to back out. (Much
Mr. Yancy here called Mr. A. to order, cip the
ground that having ,risen to make a persom.l ez
planation, ho was discussing the Oregon subject
and reflecting upon the administration. The
lf,peakersusts4ed Mr. ' Y's objections. Mr. A. woe
clout to proceed, when Mr. Y. objected to his pro
ceeding withcul leave. The question Vats then put
to the House whether Mr. A. should have leave to
proceed, when a tremendous 'aye" pounded from
every part of the Aouse, tho noes being called for,
some half a dozen voted no. 'rho feelin g of the
House could nor be mistaken.
Mr. A. then rose, evidently much gratified, and
said there was no occasion for a panic on this occa
sion; he had said about all he had intended. Mr.
A. then endeavored to show that his remarks were
in order, in doing which he stated that Mr. Rltett
had charged him with stating what he did not him
believe—namely,that there would be no war,
&c. Mr. Rhett denied that he had said so. Mr.
A. read from his speech, and 'raid if his words did
not bedr that construction, he did not understand
the English language, and he left it to the House
and the world, if that was not his meaning. He
said the gentleman from South Carolina had made
it a personal matter with him, unnecessarily; that
having made false charges against him and then
persisted in them, he wanted nothing more to do
Mr, Rhett replied, by the courtesy of the House,
but very little attention was given.
High Treason ani c ong the Twelve
A writer in the St. Louis Reporter communicates
the following :
,It in high time the United States government had
taken notice of the treasonable practices of these
declared enemies of our country. There are now
many respectable witnesses in Saint Louis, rawly
to make oath that the Twslve have held secant
councils, in which they have, concocted treasonable
plans of hostility to the citisens and government
of the United Staten, and that they havo numerous
agents now among nearly all the Indian tribes for
the avowed purpose of embittering their minds
against us, and preparing them ultimately to join
them in a war against us.
Will the United States allow 20,000 of these
bitter and irreconcilable foes to, take possession of
any portion of the Pacific ccast that is now or may
hereafter by purchase become ours. The Presi
dent of the United States should be authorized by
to law of Congress, if he has not now the authority,
to issue his proclamation forbidding them to settle
on the United States lands or to pre-emption them,
and to inform them that they will not be allowed
to remain on any lands that we may acquire here
after, while these hostile views continue to be cher
ished and taught to their people.
Destruotiro Con fla gration in Con-
$66,000 worth of Property Destroyed I !
CoNconn, Jan. 7--4 o'clock, A. M.
This morning, at a little past 12 o'clock, a fire
broke out in the extensive frame buildings at the
Depot of the Concord railroad company, occupied
by the Messrs. Gilmore & Clapp, for their exten
sive Grocery establishment, and by the railroad
company as a car house, which at this hour, with
almost all its content., ie reduced nearly to a heap
The b iilding contained an immense amount of
W. I. goods and groceries, besides four valuable
passenger cars and three baggage carp belonging to
the railroad, nearly, ell of which is dastroyed or no
much injured as to be almost a total lose.
Messrs. Gilmore & Clapp, had recently taken ar :
account of their stock, which they valued at $561-
000. The railroad company hive lost $lO,OOO,
including the building worth $4 or $5,000, and
care worth $6,000. The total lose will dotibtlesa
reach $66,000 !
The Whigs of Nashua and Naehville, N. H.,
through a committee, have presented to Mr. Beard,
the editor of the Nashua Telegraph, one of Pratt'a
Yankee card presses, worth $l2O, and a check for
$65 in cash. Christmas was the day selected for
this valuable and complimentary tribute of esteem
A Kentucky heifer, weighing sixteen hundred
pounds, was served up at Cincinnati. during the
From the New Monthly Magazine.
How than I keet Thee ?
How shall I meet thee?—With the trust,
The free, fond trust of other years 7
With the deep, fervent joy that must
Express itself in silent tears
With eager grasp, and gladen'd tone,
Such smiles as for our childhood shop?
No;--Friendship blooms no more for us,
'Tis long since I have met thee thus!
How shall I meet thee I—With the blush
That kindles at thine earnest gaze,
While quick thoughts o'er my spirit rush—
The quivering lip my heart betrays;
With voice whose faltering accents breathe
The trembling jcy that lurks beneath!
No ;--Btich vain dreams are not for us,
I do not wish to meet thae thus.
How shall I treet thee 1--With an eye
That hath no brightness, yet no tears ;
With heedless tone and cold reply,
The chilling garb indifference wears;
With sadden'd heart yet careless mein,
Revealing nought of what has been;
Yes! changes sad have alter'd us.
Alas! that I must meet thee thus!
From the American Magazine,
Such men as Franklin, Patrick Henry. and iko
ger Sherman, (others might be named) should be
held up to the rising generation, to excite to lauda
ble ambition, personal exerticits and self-govern
ment. These men were not supernaturally endow
they were not great merc#l from native talent.
Nor was their distinction owing solely to good for
Peculiar circuinstanCes might have given
occasion to the dcvelopemer.t of their intellectual
hewers. But they never would hive tisen to so
igh eminence, if they had not greatly exerted
themselves, and put forth strung resolutions for
improvement. They had the esteem and admira
tion of their countrymen, not because it was sup
pkied they were born statesmen, or philosophers,
oroiators, but because they had become so by in
tellectual effort, by resolution and self-command.
They were made public agents, and regarded for
their knowledge, because they had fitted themselves
to be the teachers and gui&s of the people.
Tire Cd. 3 .f Roger Sherman is as remarkable as
that of tiny in our country. He was born at 14w
ton, in Massachusetts, near Boston. His father
was an honest but laborious farmer, and gave the
son only a common school education of the begin
ning of the last century. Young Sherman was
put an apPr'entice to a shoe-maker. His father
died when he was but eighteen years cid, and he
took the care of his widowed mother and a numer
ous family. They were supported for some time
chiefly by his personal !Oki, l'he older brother
had before the death of the father, removed to New
Milford, in the cclony of Connecticut. In 1743,
when Roger was twenty-two, the family moved to
New Milford, end he performed the journey on
foot, with 'his tools on his back. A short time af
ter moving into Connecticut, he entered into
ness with his elder brother, who was a country tra
der.—ln 1745, he was appointed a surveyor for the
county. But bow did he become qualified for the
duties of the profession? By his early study of
mathematics; and this study he pursued at his leis
ure hours, when most others were engaged in frivo
lous pursuits. Will it be said, that he had a na
tive talent for mathematics'! It would be far more
reasonable to say, that Ito early iesolved to study
the science, that heAnight more fully understand
it; and, that his resolution and perseverance gave
him distinction as a mathematician. The knowl
, edge of mathematics led him to the study of geome
try and astronomy,
,with which it is closely con
nected. For several years, about 1748-1752, he
furnished the astronomical calc'ulations for an al
manse, published at New York. And it was by
close application and resolute efforts, that he thus
During this last period, also, he gained time to
study law; and after his admission to the bar, which
was in 1754, by great application, he rose to emi
nence even in that honorable profession. In 1755,
when only thirty-four, he was made justice of the
peace, and elected representative to the legislative
assembly of the colony; and three years afterwards
was appointed a judge Of the court in,the county of
Litchfield. He filled that office with reputation
for two or three years, and then removed to New
Haven. Soor. after this, he was returned a mem
ber for the upper House of the Assembly. In this
branch cf the legislature he was continued for eev
eral years, until it was considered incompatible with
the office Of judge ()fibs higher judicial coact which
he held; he continued in the latter till his election
to Congiesa under the now federal constitution in
1789.-4 this intellectual character and eniinence
Was not given hini by nature; bur he procured it by
study and resolute efforts for improvement. How
he became thus resolute and studious of intellec
tual advancement, we pretend not to decide. But
studious and resolute he certainly was; and it is ae
certain that if ho had not been so, and, persevering-
I ly ao, he would not have been distinguished as a
1 philosopher or a statesmen.
Mr. Sherman was also a sincere and ardent pa•
triot; and au intelligent one, too. He was no ler.
eller, and no radical; he knew there must bo civil
government and human laws, for restraining the
injuttous, and for the preservation of liberty itself.
Without law, he knew that there could be no true
liberty, in a world like this. He wee no dents-
gogue, nor was ho a selfish seeker of office under a
new government. But he opposed the arbitrary
measures of the British Parliament, as did other
American patriot., beoatiee they tended to the pros
tration of the just rights of the people, and were in
derogation of the civil liberty long enjoyed in the
There could be no greate ?roof of
. the high rep
utation in which Mr. Sherman was held for intelli
gence, patriotism and discretion than, was given by
his appointment to be one of the delegates to the
con,ti nen tal Congress, in 1774. The crisis demand
ed not only decision and,aeal, but moderation and
prudence. Of that august assembly, he was a
prominent member. And he was selected for one
of the committee, in 1776, to consider the subject
of a formal Declaration of Independence. Frank
lin, Jefferson, John Adams and Hobert t
were the others who had the high honor and great
responsibility of preparing a statement of the rea
sons which made such an act justifiable and proper !
Judge Sherman was selected by the legislatu:a
of Connecticut, on account of his eminent prudence
and judgment, as well as for his patriotism and in
tegrity,.to be a member of the Continental Con
vention in 1787, for the purpose of enlarging the
powers of Congress, which were not sufficient for
the exigencies of the period. He advocated the
adoption of the federal constitution in his own
State, in 1788, though he had objections to certain
parts of it. But he thought a better one could not
be obtained; and he belinved it not in any degree
dangerous to the liberties of the people. W:un
the federal government was organized in 1789, he
was chosen a representative from Connecticut, and
proved an active mernbar, in proposing and matu
ring laws for restoring the credit of the country.
Two years afier, he was elected to a seat in Ole
Senate of II '3 United States, in which he remained
with great distinction as a wise andj9dicious legis
fkor, till 1793, when he died at the age of seventy
two years. Few public characters of the revolu
tion are deserving more honorable recollection and
notice, than Judge Sherman. If Otis, the two Ad
am'e, Patrick Henry, Jefferson and Washington,
were more prominent and more distinguished, the
part he acted was such as to entitle, him to a high
place on the list of American patncts and stales-
I men. He was not brilliant, nor was he embalm,s
of distinction; but he was highly useful, he was al
i ways in his place, and the responsible duties of his
station were performed with fidelity, promptness
C and singular good judgment.
GOT MAIIItIED.-A huropean Philosopher be
furnished the world with some very interesting sta.
tisticsothowing the benefit of marriage life—he
Gays among unmarried men, at the ages of from
thirty to forty-live, the average number of deaths
are only eighteen. For forty-one bachelors who
attain the age of forty, ;hero are seventy-eight mar
ried men who do the same. As age advances, the
difference becomes more striking. At sixty there
tire only twenty-two unmarried men alive, for nine
ty-eight who have been married. At seventy, there
are eteven bachelors to twenty-seven married men,
and at eighty, th'ars are nine married men for three
single ones. Nearly the same rule • holds good in
relation to the female sex. Married women at the
age of thirty, token one with another, may expect
to live thirty-six years longer; while for the unmar
ried, the expectation of life is only about thirty
years. Of those who attain the age of forty-five,
there aro seventy-two married women for fifty-two
single ladies. These data are the result of actual
facts, by observing the difference cf longevity be
tween the married and the unmarried.
INDUSTRY. —Men must have occupation or be
miserable. Toil is the price of sleep and appetite,
of health and enjoyMpt. The very necessity
which overcomes our natural sloth is a blessing.
The world does not contain a briar or a thorn that
divine mercy could have spared. We are . happier
with the sterility which we can overcome by indus
try, than we could be with spontaneous and un
The body and the mind are improved by the
toil that fatigues them ; that toil is a thousand times
rewarded by the pleasure which it bestows. Its
enjoyments are peculiar, no wealth can purchase
them, no indolence can taste them. They flow
only from the exertions which they repay.
TntauTE To Mssior.—The British Bar i are
about to pay a high tribute of respect to the char
acter and memory of our late eminent jurist, Judge
Story. Thi London correspondent of the Boston
"The late Judge Story, you are Well aware, has
a wide European reputation, and
. ln England his
name, as an eminent lawyer and jurist, stands very
high, oven as high with the British bar as it does
in the United States. is said that a committee is
ndw terming of members of the British Bar for the
purpose of getting up a subscription in honor of
Judge Story. The Benchers of Lincoln's Jon are
foremost in this movement, and they intend to
erect a splendid marble statue of Judge Story, as a
tribute of respect to this great man.
Ho is a wise man who learns from every one ;
he is powerful who governs his passions ; and be
is rich who is contented.
I lay it down as a sound maxim, that every man
is wretched in proportion to his vice.; and affirm
the nobleft ornaments of a young, generous mind ;
and the surest source of pieasure, profit and repu
tation in life, to be Sr. unreserved acceptance of
`c3 , ZPllacori.cl66 :I'Saa,. Tsai
..I:NTERESTIIya EIPERIMENTII,--PlaCe a pans of
glass in a horizontal position, and spread over it •
few drops of saturated solution of alum; as the as
lotion dries, it will rapidly chrystalize in !mail oe
tohedrons, scarcely visible to the eye., When this
glass is held between the observer and the sun, or
a candle, with the eye near to the smooth side of
the glass, there wid be seen three beautiful haloas
of light, at different distances from As luminous
body.—The innermost halo appeari, nearly white.
while the larg,,, nr more distant, will, appear brit.
liantly colored, in consequence of the reflection
the light, by a more inclined avt of the faces of , his
Ax Enrrux—the quallficatinue therefor, are
aptly given in the New Odeon. Delta: lie must
possess the constitution of a horse, obstinacy of a
~;" wJoii•sawer, et: durance
of a starving anaconda, impudence of a beggar,
spunk of a chicken-cock, pertinacity of a dun, and
entire resignation to the roost confounded or all
Osr. 'rIIOURAND DOLLIII3 aL,renr.—Tho
ernor of Alabamuhas offered a reward of 3400 and
other p;rties an additional sum of $6OO, ffir the,
arrest of Samuel S. Hinton, a lawyer of Cberokee
county, Alabama, charged with the murder of the
Sheriff of the county, Lansford Stalling, n hile in
the discharge of his official duties. Immediately
after the commission of the crime, Hinton made
hie escape, and has,not been beard of since. Ile is
represented as shoat thirty-five or forty years old,
swarthy complexion and stout built; is nearly five
feet eight inches high, quick of speech and has a
smiling manner when sddressing a person.
A fiTnasoa GE:qtrs.—The Now York Globe
drawo the followhia Picture of a disciple of St Cris
pin of that city —a.cellow who takes un uceabi9at
jaunt among the 9Upper Thousand,' end
ploys a game which 'shows that ho wishes to rank
as one of the top crust of society. but read thu
Globe's account. of him:
"A little cobbler of the upper putt of our city is
so anxious to he up in the world, that he will work
industriously for several weeks until he has earned
saute sly or eight dollars, when, reneeneing his
apron aml last, he duns a first rate suit and tnk,s
board at the Astor, where be may. he seen strutting
about wi:h the utmost confidence, giving orders
like a lord to the servants, and exhibiting himself
with cigar and opera glass en tho Astor ifousees".*
steps until his money runs nut, when ho again rs
turns to his work-bench to save enough lot unu'iter
"blow•out," as he calls it.
like to know which w y tho wind is
Well, get u:p and light the candle and look iii
In our straw bed ! what do you mean'!"
" Yea—don't straws show which way the wind
"Go to sleep old woman."
Dim your British Cold. --About the time that
matters and things in the specie lino were hmoming
interesting in Natchez—we saw a sucker front the
landing. an Minice, who hind just sehl tho last 4:f
his load of corn, call at the Planter's Bank to ob
tain specie for his bills.
Handing them to tits aocAmplished Teller, he
said—''Strangerselan . ' want nuthire' but Me
specie funels—gold, of you're got it, of not—Me
specie it's self."
. . . .
with his usual grace. counted oui
the four hundred, in sovreigne, and h,mded than
over. l'hq folio , / picked one up; examined it
cloddy, read the stamp on both sides, and handing
it to us asked, "ain't Mat Brii.A, strangerY"--
We informed him that it was, but that it was 11,1
current as American or siker,
"Oh!" replied he, "you don't fool me, younk
man—Dirn your. British Gold !—l've got a kind
o'pizen feelin"gin anything, in that line. him
your British Gold! You must think I'm a fool
nin't redeemablo no wbara but in the Bank of
England, and! ain't a gwoin dm to git it changed,
Dirn your British Cold! 'l'lnee acers fir
A Queer Voud to Matrimony—A few days aincts
a young main was charged before Alderman VMI bite
with an.assatilt and battery upon a young Icily to
whom he hail been paying his addresses. The
defendant being unable to furnish the bait requited,
was committed to prison, where thymortification
consequent upon his disgrace end imprsonment
was so overpowering, that he was seized with sick
rlesa. The dormant spark of affection was aroused
tho complainant on hearing of his illness, and
induced her to withdraw the charge. when the
pi'ung man watt restored to liberty. lie determi
ned not to beOutdone in generosity, intimated his
desire to be united in tho bonds of matrimony with
his fair accuser, and she being nothing loath, the
pair were duly made one by the Alderman. and
they left the office determined to enjoy the pleasures
of ,wedded ilia, though they bad arrived ut a in
this unusual manner.—Phila. Ledger.
REMARKABLE Discovtus.--Mr. Faraday re.
cent'', announced to the Royal Institution ef Eng
land, a discovery which would appear to connect
the imponderable: agencies of light, heat and elec
tricity yet closer together, if it does not prove their
identity. A beam of polarized light, he has discov
ered, is reflected by the electrial current, no that it
may be made to relate between the poles of a mag
net. The converse of this is that electrc-magnetic
rotations may be produced by the agency of light.
Thus, it is thought, the problem which bas disturb.
oil science for a long time,.as the power of magne
tizing iron by the sun's rays, receives eatisfactory
elucidation. Mr. F. has already proved
ty of the Machine, chemical, magnetic and animal
electricity, and now he would appear to have gone
further in solving a more intricate question. Light.
the subtle agent of vision, the source of all the
beauty of eolors and even of life and organization.
is shown to have a close relation to electricity, to
which has been referred many of the vital function.
of animal and vegetable life. This cannot fail to
advance us toward. a knowledge of those physiolo
gical phenomena dependant on three great natural