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"With 3 wee tee t flowers enriched,
From various gardens cult'd with care."
A shadow resteth on the eye,
Cast from a tearful cloud,
When desolation has swept by
And hope to earth Is bowed,
When beauty's bright and buoyant form
Shrinks in the grasp of death, 46
And lips which late with love were warm
Have lisped their parting breath.
A shadow passeth on the eye
IN/len we have err'd in youth,
And learned to heave the heavy sigh
O'er stern and bitter truth:
When the visions that have haunted
And led our minds astray,
And the loves to whom wo chaunted
Like spectres flit away.
A shadow dwelleth on the eye,
When life is closing fast—
The shade of many a scene gone by,
Of grief and pleasure past.
The brigntness of life's early years,
The darkness of its WOCI,
Alike claim feeling's tribute tears
When age wanes to a close.
A shadow resteth on the heart,
When we have loved too well,
And from our fond devotion start
To mourn a broken spell:
When to the altar we have pressed,
.And vows thereon have laid,
And on divinity bath blessed
The offering we have made.
A shadow lingoreth on the heart,
Flung from the wing of care,
When with hope's friction it must part,
on which in youth we dwelt
Are vanished all and gone,
And visions of rapt fancy melt
Before truth's rising sun.
[SELECTED FOR THE STAR AND BANNER.]
Mode of Teaching Arithmetic.
[From Hall's Lectures ou School-gccping.]
TILE study of arithmetic will next claim
your attention. It is one which may be
vbry early commenced. Indeed us soon as
the child has learned to count twenty, he
may be taught to add, subtract, multiply and
divide. He may thus at a very early age
form distinct ideas of the "ground rules of
arithmetic." As far as intellectual arith•
metic is concerned, I would recommend the
use of Mr. Smith's, or Mr. Colburn's excel
lent little work. Smith's perhaps, has the ad•
vantage, as containing the two systems, in
tellectual and written arithmetic combined.*
I shall confine my remarks to the subject
of written arithmetic, as taught to the more
1. Let it be a first object to lead him to
investigate the reasons on which the rules
are founded. This is a direction of great
importance. If ho form the early habit of
inquiring why the direction is given for each
step in his operation, he will be likely to
proceed understcindingly from the beginning.
But if he is directed to go to his rule, or to
-commit it to memory, and then apply it to
the performance of his operation, he will
probably be led to suppose, that when he has
obtained a correct answer, he understands
his subject. He may go through with a
common treatise on arithmetic in this way,
and yet not understand the reasons on which
the directions in the "ground rules" ate
founded. "I have cyphered through," is of
ten said by a young man, who in fact would
find it very difficult to explain the reasons of
the rule given for multiplication or dtvision.
With all the attention such pay to arith
metic, they are but poorly prepared for the
common transactions of life. Many persons
are aware of th is,and therefore provide them
selves with a "cyphering book," and write
down the operations in that for future use.
In this way much more time is spent, than
would be necessary for gaining a knowledge
of the subject, aderate to the wants of life.
When any engage in this study, whether
they are beginners or not, it is proper for
you to begin with the simple rules, and ques
tion them on all the principles which Atave
led to their form 'on. If the pupil can give
you proper answers, it 1. -- a - wellf - t, let him
examine and search. Afford him a istance
if he cannot find out the meaning r him
self. If possible, let that assistan be giv.
en in such a way, as shall make him his own
teacher. What I mean, is, ask him such
qaestions, as will lead him to the right track,
and will make him necessarily come to ajust
reason, and to a satisfactory conclusion.
I may be bettor understood, perhaps by
an example. A class is called to recite the
rule of multiplication.
inst. What is multiplication?,
Class. "Multiplication teaches, having
two numbers given, to find a third, which
shall contain either of the given numbers, as
often as the other contains a unit."
«NoTE. We know of no treatise better adapted to
the use of Common Schools than Emerson's North A
merican -Arithmetic. It combines the two systems of
oral and written arithmetic, and the examples are so
arranged as to increase in difficulty very nearly in
proportion as the learner acquires increased ability to
solve them. The cheapness of this book, although of
inferior n3oment,is doubtless an additional recommen
dation. It can be purchased at present, nearly aglow
as the miserable trash of former days and much lower
than were any of the now obsolete systerns,when these
We think that country merchants would confer a
great benefit upon the community by purchasing this
book to the entire exclusion of the systems of Jess,
Pike and others of the old school.
In order,however,to use the book to any advantage,
it will be necessary for the Teacherto study it and ful
ly comprehend the system. This will be no Herculean
labor, and the enlarged views of the subject thus ac
quired will be an ample compensation. Part First
and Second of the North American Arithmetic have
some time since been published, and Part Third has.
been premised—but we have not yet seen it. It is
the Second Part wo hero recommend.
Lint. Well, so your book says, but what
does it mean? Can either of you explain tt
so that John, who has just commenced the
rule, can understand it?
Class. [After hesitating some time.] No
sir, we cannot.
Inst. Think: cannot you use some other
language which will make it plainer?
Class. May it not be called a short way
Inst. Yes, and that explains it much bet
ter than the ong definition which you reci
ted. Can you tell me now why it may be
called short addition?
Class. Because it is the same as adding
one of the numbers as many times to itself
as there are units in the other. If we wish
to multiply 3 by 5 it will be the same as
writing three 5 times, or five 3 times and
adding them together.
Inst. Very well, now tell me why two
numbers are given, and nut any more, to
perform the operation?
Class. If there be more than one multi
plicand, there must be two answers, and if
there be more than one multiplier, the mul
tipliers will be component part 3 of each oth
er, and therefore would in reality be but one.
Inst. Why do you place one under the
Class. To make the operation more con
venient. The work might be done, if the
numbers were differently placed.
The instructor may proceed to ask the
following questions. Why do you begin at
the right hand to multiply? Why do you
multiply the whole multiplicand, with the
right hand figure of the multiplier, before
vou multiply with the others? When you
begin to multiply with the second figure,why
do you put the product one place to the left
of the first figure of the line above it? What
is the value of the first product figure, in the
second line, is it units or ten 3? When you
have taken the third figure of the multiplier,
why do you set the first figure of the product
still farther to the !ell, and under the figure
by which you multiply? What is the value
of the first figure in the third line of the
product, is it units, tens, or hundreds? Why
do you add all the lines of the product, in
order to get your answer?
How do you prove the result? How do
you cast out the Os? Why will this prove
it? Will it prove it to cast out the 7s or 8s?
Why not? Why do you take 9 rather than
another number? Is there any other number
that will prove it? Why will 3 answer as
well as 9?
It the multiplier be 9, how can the work
be shortened? Why will the placing as ma
ny cyphers at the right of the multiplicand,
as you have 9s in the multiplier, and then
subtracting the multiplicand once out, give
the same answer as to multiply by the 9s
contained in the multiplier?
Answers to all these questions will be n , -
cessary, in order to make the rule intellig
ble. But many of them are those that the
scholar will not, perhaps, think of, unless
they be asked him by the teacher.
What I wish to inculcate by the direction
I have given is, that you proceed in a simi
lar way through every rule. And if any of
the answers cannot be given by your scho
lars, after opportunity is afforded them to
try, let your own explanation be as simple
It is a useful exercise for a pupil to form a
set of questions for himself to such rule, be
fore being examined upon it. After he has
thus formed all the questions he is able, you
may make such additions as you think requi
site. In this way he will be led to reflect
on the rule, and will strive to understand the
principles on which it is founded. He will
not only gain more knowledge, but he will
gain it in a way that will enable him to re
tain it longer, and apply it more readily,
than by the common method.
We compare life to a book. You may
smile at the simile, yet life may bo likened
to an intensely interesting volume. It is a
great, a glorious book; of strange and thrill
ing incidents; of varied and ever varying
contents; ofjoy and love; of hope and despair;
of light and shade; of misery—and the grave
closes the contents.
There are golden passages in the book of
life, and these are the sunny hours of child
hood. The mind loves to rove through its
flowery meads, and linger amid its fond en
chantments. The syren hope sings in its
sun-lit bowers, and all is light and redolent
of bliss. We read with breathless interest
—we take no heed of time—and weep when
the chapter closes.
Next a tale of love enchants us; and we .
rove with frenzied interest through the wil
dering bowers ofaffection. What hope—
what love—what fond desires!—Yet its
gloomy finale shows us that
" 'Tis but a false bewildering fire:
Toe_often love's insidious dart.
Feeds the fond soul with sweet desire, c
But wounds the heart!"
Now we turn to the more sober expecta
tions of friendship. The ardent flame of love
has been quenched by tho damps of disap
pointment; and the rational hopes of friend.
ship absorb all our interest. But as we find
'too soon that the reality is far, very far be
low our fancied standard; that it is too often
but a-phant,n, which flits away like "the
baseless fabric of a vision."
"A sound which follows wealth and fame
But leaves the wretch to weep."
Then we open upon a new page, and here
is manhood's busy story. And for a while
we are lost in the cares, the business, and
the turmoils of life. But the page soon tires.
It is a monotonous tale; and again we turn
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"I WISH NO OTHER HERALD, NO OTHER SPEAKER OF MY LIVING ACTIONS, TO KEEP MINE HONOR FROM COIERDPTION."-.-SHAKS.
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"Oh! monstrous!" groaned Johnson.
"And besides, I'm told, that after church
of a Sunday, he goes out a riding with his
wife, the same as though 'twas a week •day."
"Ohl unaccountable!" groaned Jiihnson.
"ttAnd furthermore, I'm informed, that he
never married a couple, without taking the
unholy liberty of kissing the bride, the same'
as all the rest of the company."
"Oh! what a wretch!" groaned Johnson.
"But between you and me, he's taken great
er liberties with my wife."
"Yes: I couldn't~ have taken greater my
to the but we can review the book in
order; let us turn to the closing chapter.
And there -What a sad collection of inci:
dents meet the eye! Sickness—misery—a
coffin—a winding sheet! The deep tones of
the death.bed fulling heavily on the ear,
sound a solemn "Finis"—and the lids are
v: 101- 1 13- 04BILOAcM14-Ie5leis3-Pil
Happening to cast my eye upon a printed
page of miniature portraits, the personages
who occupied the four most conspicuous
places were Alexander, Hannibal, Cxsar,
and Buonaparte. I had seen the same un
numbered times before,- but never did the
same sensations arise in my bosom as my
mind hastily glanced over their several his
Alexander, after having climbed the diz
zy heights of his ambition, and with his.
temples bound with chaplets dipped in the
blood of countless nations, looked down up
on a conquered world, and wept that there
was not another one for him to conquer, set
a city on fire, and died in a scene ofdebauch.
Hannibal, after having to the astonish
ment and consternation of Rome, passed the
Alps; after having put to flight the armies
of the mistress of the world, and stripped
three bushels of gold rings from the fingers
of her slaughtered knights, and made her
senate tremble—fled from his country, be
img hated by those who once exultingly uni
ted his name to that of their god, and called
him Hannibal—and died at last by poison,
administered by his own hands, unlamented
and unwept, in a foreign land.
Caesar, after having conquered eight hun
dred cities, and dyed his garments in the
blood of one million of his foes, after having
pursued to death the only rival he had on
earth, was miserably assassinated by those
he considered his nearest friends, and in that
very place, the attainment of which had
been his greatest ambition.
Buonaparte, whose mandate kings and
popes obeyed, after, having filled the earth
with the terror of his name, after having
deluged it with tears and blood, and clothed
the world with sack-cloth, closed his days
in lonely banishment, almost literally exiled
from the world, yet where he could some
times see his country's banner waving over
the deep, but which could not or would not
bring him aid.
Thus four men, who, from the peculiar
situation of their portraits, seemed to stand
as the representatives of all those whom the
world call great; those four who, each in
turn, made the earth tremble to its very
centre by their. simple tread, severally died
—one by intoxication, or, as some suppose,
by poison mingled in his wine—one mur
dered by his friends—and one ►n lonely ex
ile. How - are the mighty fallen!
.a. examarckazi JOKE.
A clergyman of free and jovial manners
—whom, .or the sake of concealing his seal
name, we shall call Johnson—had given
great offence to parishioners and brother
clergymen in Connecticut, by reason of that
same freedom and joviality of manners.—
They resolved to turn him out of the by na
gog ue; or at least to compel him to appear
and show cause, if any he had, why he
should not be turned out. He was accord.
ingly cited to be and appear before his cleri.
cal peers, at Hartford on a given day; which
citation he very readily obeyed.
On his journey, jogging forward on horse
.he fell in company with one of his
brother parsons whom he did not know, and
who was equally unacquainted with him.--
Their black coats, however, were a sort of
letter of introduction to one another. They
immediately judged each other to be parsons
and that each was on his way to the impor
tant meeting at Hartford. They were very
glad to see each other and immediately fell
into conversation about sundry grave mat
ters and things, and particularly about the
case of the hero of our anecdote.
"For me" said the strange clergyman,
"if all is true that is said of brother John
son, I think it will be likely togo hard with
"Why yes," said the other, with a very
grave countenance, "if all is true that is re
ported of him, I wouldn't be in his shoes,
not—no, not to have his stockings. But do
you think the reports are all truer
"I'm afraid they are but too true," groan
ed out the strange parson.
"What have you heard of him in particu
"Why, I understand, between you and
me, he don't make any thing of going into
a tavern—right into the very bar-room—
and taking a glass of toddy or a button o
flip, and taking and cracking his joke, just
like any common man."
"Ohl shocking!" groaned Johnson.
"It is shocking indeed, if it be true," said
the ether; "and more than all that, I'm in
formed, that when he was at New York, a
few weeks ago, he actually went to the play
The strange clergyman was so shocked at
this, that ho scarcely opened his mouth a
gain, till they reached Hartford.- Entering
the convention with Johnson, he immediate
ly broached this new charge against that
unfortunate gentleman, and very honestly
iippealed to himself for its confirmation.—
“This gentleman,” said' ho pointing to John.
son, "is my authority."
"But that gentleman," said one of the as
sembly who know him, "is Mr.. Johnson
"Is that Mr. Johnson?" exclaimed the
strange clergyman,starting mid staring as if
he had seen a ghost. But the joke was too
good a one to be allowed to drop there; and
the clerical gentlemen who, among them
selves, are generally fond of sport—bandied
it about so much at the honest clergyman's
expense, that ho pretty soon slunk away,
and mounting his horso rode out of ilartfbrd
as soon as possible.
As for the Rev. Mr. Johnson, though he
was honorably acquitted, he told his parish
ioners he would show them such a trick as
the devil never had—whereupon, he bade
them good bye, and left them.
The cost of the French army fur the
present year is E 0098,255.
CONJIIIIAL COMFORT.—It is estimated
that there are about 8,000 applications for
divorce, annually, in the United States; and
that about 4,000 of them are successful.
A !WINTERY EIPLAINED.—A family in
this city had for some time been thrown in
to great confusion by the constant ringing of
the bells of the house, by some unknown
hand. Servants left the dwelling in dis
may; the cause of the unnatural noise could
not be discovered. Fear had taken posses
sion of the heads of the family—at nightliill
the faces of the inmates of the house bore a
sombre and melancholy aspect; the children
refused to go to their beds as usual; all was
dire dismay; continual waking and starting,
agitated and disturbed the rest of all. For
some time this state of things continued—
ever and anon a tremendous peal of the bells
struck terror into their hearts. During one
of these fearful moments, a servant happen
ed to, pass that part of the house.where all
the bells connected, she observed a:favorite
tabby of her mistress busily engaged in pull
ing the bell rope, giving it every now and
then a severe jerk, thus creating an alarm
in the family, which threatened destruction
to thekpeace for her catship's amusement.
Tills little. ineident 'furnishes many an
hour of laughter to the gay, but for a time
bewildered lamily.—N. Y. Star.
The Globe informs us that gold has been
procured to pay every member of Congress
the full amount of their pay and mileage.
PLOUGHSHARES IN MEN.—Thore is iron
enough in the blood of forty.two men to
make a ploughshare weighing about 24
Top boots are again coming into fashion
a the British metropolis.
Tutu/des or STE.I.N.—We have hither.
to omitted to notice the extraordinary feat
executed by the locomotive engine Arabian,
on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road. A
few days before the opening of the track be
tween the Point of Rocks and Harpers-Fer
ry, she was despatched to that-part4of the
road lying west or the planes, in order to be
in readiness for bringing up the train of
cars. By her own unaided power she pass
ed up the eastern acclivity of Parr's Ridge,
at the rate of ten, miles an hour, drawing,
besides her tender, another car laden with ,
coal. The whole burthen she brought up
the planes, exclusive of her own weight, a
mounted to 114 tons. On her return from
Harpers-Ferry, ohe ran up the western ac
clivity of the same Ridge, taking with her,
in addition to her tender, two cars filled with
passengers. The average ascent of one of
these planes is two hundred and sixty-four
feet to the mile, and the length two thirds
ofa mile: There are four planes to be tra
versed in surmounting this natural obstruc
tion--two on the eastern side, and two on
Such an exploit, it is said, had never be
fore been achieved, either in this country or
in Europe.— Va. Free Press.
BEDFORD SPRINGS.—This celebrated %ya
wing place is offered for sale.
Sirretrran PET.—M. De Dieskau captur.
ed a wild boar, Which was nearly three
years ofage, arid which he rendered so tame
that - it would go up stairs to his apartment,
fawn upon him like a dog and eat from his
hand. He also endeavored to bring up one
which he caught very young. This animal
formed an attachment to a young lady in the
house, accompanied her wherever she went,
and slept under her bed. Upon one occa-
sion, the animal seemed to take offence at
the servant of this young lady for undressing
her mistregs, and made a furious attack up-
on her, and, had he been strong enough,
would have done her a serious injury.—
This lady was the only person for whom the
boar exhibited the least affection; and what
was strange, he was never. fed by her. M.
De Dieskau became attached to a tame fox
which he brought to the house: the boar '
took the attention Amwc to the fox so much
to heart, that he fretted himself to -death.
The hog otten grows to an immense size.
One was killed on Monday, the 28d March,
1829, be longing to Mr. Lunton, ofthe. West
ern Inn, Bodmain, which measured nine
feet in length, seven feet five inches in girth,
and weighed eight hundred and fifteen
pounds. It was only twenty-two months
old. Some have been known to Weigh
twelve hundred pounds.
In Minorca, the hog is converted into a
beast. of draught; a cow, .a sow, and two'
young horses, have been seen there yoked
together. In some parts of Italy, swine are
employed in hunting for truffles, (the Ly
copender tuber of Linnmus.) A cord is tied
round the foot of the animal, and he is led
into the fields where this plant is found, and,
wherever he begins to dig, it is a sure sign
of the plant being immediately under. The
hog possesses the sense of smelling and taste
in high perfection. Hogs seem •to have a
great dread of wind; on its approach, they
fly to their sty with great precipitation; and,
before a storm, they frequently indicate its
coming by carrying straw in their mouths.
Dr. Martin Barry, a Scotch gentlemen,
succeeded in an ascent of Mount Blanc on
the 16th Sept.
The amount of tolls received at the Phila
delphia end of the Columbia Rail Road for
the week ending the 13th December, was
$16 , 19 73.
The Brooklyn Daily Advertiser suggests
the following line of conduct to be pursued
in relation to the French question. Let
government assume the debt and .pay the
claimants; let a discriminating duty of 25
per cent. be then laid on all French products
until the five millions are paid. This plan,
the editor thinks, would be much more like
ly than violence to bring the French gov-
ernment to terms, and would inflict little. if
any inconvenience upon ourselves.
NEW ORLEANS.—The Louisiana Adver
tiser, states that the revenue of that city is
about $300,000 dollars per annum, derived
from shipping, steam and flat boats, lease on
drays and carts, grog shops, and on real
estate, &c. The income from grog shops
alone is about $60,000, when sum added to
the rents of about four hundred houses, at
$4OO each on an average, attendance and
support of the same at $2OO each, and the
profit of eac h landlord at $2OO each,amounts
to the enormous sum of $380,000, tax paid
by the public for the support of a class of
people who are a positive injury to the com
munity. But this is not all. r,The chief
contributors to this fund are the slaves, who
are not only encouraged in drunkenness,but
have strong inducements hold nnt to them
to rob their masters, that they may be ena
bled to gratify their propensity for drink.
WAR—INEVITABLE WAR.-.—Mrs. Maria
Louisa Clark, "the widow of a highly re
spectable gentleman of Boston," was lately
convicted in New York of keeping a disor
derly house,although many "credible wit.
nesses stated that they had known her for
years, one of them for ten years, and be-
lieved her to be a woman of irreproachable
character." The Recorder, unfortunately
for the country, only sentenced her to leave
the premises, and gave her the whole vaca
tion for that purpose . iand afterwards made
the following , disclosure, which, ominously
connected as it is with our present positiun
towards France, it may be highly important
to American history to record., Mrs. Ma
ria Louisa Clark declared that she would
not only lea - ve the house but the country,
and go to France by the next packet; "and
having many influential friends in that coun
try, of which she is a native, she would not
only engage that there shall be a war, but
that her country should also give ours "a
good whipping."—/V. Y. Courier.
NAVIGATION OF THE RED SEA.-RAIL.
ROAD ACROSS THE ISTHMUS OF SUEZ.-It
has been mentioned that a sum of money
had been voted by the British Parliament
for the purpose of ascertaining the practica
bility of opening a communication with In
dia, by means of steam'navigation through
the Euphrates and Persian Gulph. It is
now announced, that whatever may be the
result of the survey, steam will be called in
to operation in effecting the passage to India,
by at least one channel, viz: that by the Red
Sea. Mahomed Ali, (the Pasha of Egypt,
desirous of profiting by the determination of
the British Government, has decided on the
construction of a Rail Road across the Isth
mus of Suez. It is supposed that a ship may
be transported on the Rail Road, and thus
the necessity may be avoided of unlading
and relading the; cargo. Two years are
judged to be sufficient for the proposed work;
meanwhile, passengers can cross from the
Nile to the Red Sea without difficulty or
danger; so that when the plan is brought in
to operation—and it is intended that it should
without delay—a voyage from London to
Bombay may be made in about two months.
As numbers of persons in England are de
sirous of emigrattng to Hindostan, they will
he likely to avail themselves of this course,
rather than the circuitous one by the Cape
of. Good Hope.—N. Y. Amer.
The present King of England, is William
the First, Second, Third and Fourth—Wil
liam the First, of Hanover; William the
Second, of Ireland; William the Third, of
Scotland; and William the Fourth, of Eng
- If we are not mistaken, there will be a
considerable fare up in the Legislature of
this State before many weeks. On Wednes
day week last, Mr. Lacoek of the House,
introduced a resolution calling lot "tr
ment of the names of all the agen'tgiiii-tht.
public works, and the ailioUnt of Safari'
paid, Sze. The resolutiOn was Pasied;- 'tut ,-
Clio scaeching operation Will be tOtinneti
forthwithi—Pitts; Advocate: '' ' ''• : :',-;'f)
A convention ofcitizens of WesteroPeen: "
sylvanin, was hold at Butler, on the . 24(ti., : v.: ,
ult., for the purpose of , deVising mans to
insure the completion of the Pennsyliatitti
Canal to the town of Erie. This work
of course, open a direct communicatioit'l:l6;-:-
tween Pittsburg and Lake Erie. The san._
dy and Beaver Canal, which will connect
the Ohio State Canal with Pittsburg, will
also open a communication with the Lake.
The latter was commenced on - the
Nov. The Beaver and Mahoniag Cati:al is: -
another work whose object is to unite'the .
Ohio and Pennsylvania Canals, - by a iqupi
nearly mid-way between the two Wady . . -:"1 -
Married in the vicinity of this village, on
Thursday last, by the Ron. John Treadway,;
Mr.. Isaac Marts to Miss Lavina Par
.:nick—and by the same, at the same time
and place, Mr. Moses Marts to Miss Tab k.'
tha M'Cormick—all of this county.
Kr Cupid is an eccentric as well es a
mischievieus and frolicksome rogue. It ie
said he is blind—but we shall forever doubt
it, atter the striking coincidence he has per
petrated in the aforesaid matches. Messrs:
Isaac and Moses aro twin brothers—Misses
Lavine and Tabitha are twin sisters. The"
first pair are the elder born—the second pair
the younger born. The brothers were born
on the 2 'wenty.seventh of May, 1812. The:
sisters were born on the Tw enty.seversth, of
February, 1816. All were married on the
Twenty seventh of November, 1834. The
brothers resemble each other so nearly, as
also the sisters—that the Judge tells us it
puzzled him exceedingly to tell which watt'
which. Our Printer's Devil thinks if they
stay about the same homestead, ong, they,
ought to keep a sharp look-out least they,
get 'kinked VP into a most confounded snarl'
as Major Downing would say. We cordial;_
ly wish them all long and happy lives—that
they may be "blessed in their basket and"
their store" with all sorts of twin blessingi
in abundance.—lndiana Watchman.
The French have a formidable navy, and
in case of a war with the United States, they
would annoy us considerably, until some of '
Our heavy ships of the lino,now on the stocks,
could be launched. The following is said.
to be a correct statement of the French fleet::
33 Ships of the line—of which, 8 three
38 Frigates—of which, 13 of the , find
19 Corvettes--of from 20 to 32 guns,
10 Corvettes--a 18 guns,
32 Brigs—of 16, 18, and 20 gun,
3 echooners—of 12 guns,
20 Steam Vessels/ . I =o guns each,
There are building, moreover, .24 shipi
of the line, of which,.3 are first rates.
3 Steam vessels.
The "Danville Watchman" recommends`
the nomination of NER MIDDLESWARTRi
as a candidate for Governor. Mr. Middle- .
swarth, has on all occasions, in the held,and
in, the Halls of the Legislature, shown him
self to be brave, talented and worthy of the
popularity and confidence, of the peePle
which he so fully enjoys, and there is not an
Anti• Mason in the State, but would rejoice
to see him at the helm of the State ship; but
at present they 'have their eyes fixed upon
one equally able and worthy of the station;
and who was foully cheated out of his rights
at the last election. They will go for him
once more in the hope that truth and justice
will prevail over falsehood and petjury.
. A very worthy member off . a church in
Washington county, Pa. had a very bad
buund boy, whom he used to take to church
with him on Sundays.. One Sunday, how
ever, it was not convenient to take him; so
he left him behind, giving him the first
three chapters of Genisis to read,-and in
forming him if he did not tell him all about
it, he would flog hith: On his return, the
boy went on very well, giving an account,
until where Adain was questioned about hts
offence in eating the forbidden fruit. "Well,
and what did am do?" asked the master.
"Oh, lie rolled it over to the woman,"• said
the boy. "Well,"again asked: the master,
"and what did the woman do?" .'"Oh.X.saitr
the boy, "she rolled it over to the devil,"
"Well," rejoined the master, "what did the
devil do?" "W hy," said the boy, athe old
rascal had ton and bear it."
PATTERN Lays yot4
go to Gibraltar with me? C. B." --“Yee,
or all the world over? N. A. B."
ANOTHER TRIIIMPII OF ANTI•M rt
--HENRY F. JANES, an Anti-Mason, h as
been elected member of (.011grSaS fro the
sth district, in Vermont, on the second
A LARGE Tam—Travellers in Mexico
give an account of a famous Cypress Tree,
in Allixco in Mexico,which is said to be the 1,7,
largest tree in the world, with the ezciiition
of the Boabab in Senegal. It mesuipritelil
feet in circumference. •ri;
An old dog cannot alter his way or Wits