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POUGHKEEPSIE EAGUE, I-RINTED AKD PUBLISHED BY Platt &/ Ranncy, Eo&ry IVedticsday morning, Main-st., Poughkeepsie At two dollars per annum. [For the Eagle.J A N ALLEGORY. One bright dayjn autumn Love laid down to dream, ’Neath the shade of the tall trees that grew fay a stream; Bat brief was his slumber,—a maiden came there To arrange by that mirror her dark raven hair.— The fair maiden smiled as she gazed on the tide, And thus spoke to the fishes,—“ how noiseless you glide In this still, glassy river,— wish that it rolled O’er a pathway o f diamonds and rubies and gold, Then, dear little fishes, I ’d sweep all away, s i . .. At the fair maiden’s wish,—and her vanity. An angler came there, who look’d pensive and grave. And darkly he muttered, as into the wave He cast forth the bait. Said the stranger—“ I wish That the d—1 would catch all these infamous fisli: I’ve been toiling along o’er a wearisome way. And have baited and fished since the dawning of day ; I’ve caught sun-fish, ’tis true, and perch, yellow and But the silver and gold-fish, tlicy never will bite.” N o sweet pretty maiden.shali languish in vain. While I have the power to relieve all her pain.” So, quicker than thought, he a strong net had wot Of the brightest o f sunbeams that fall from above, And each knot in that net seemed as brilliant a ge As e’er flashed from an emper Then over the maiden and ar Its glittering mesh( VOL. VIII. POUGHKEEPSIE, W E DN E S D A Y M ORNING, JUNE 10, IS35. NO. 372. Tor’s diadem, angler he Ihrevv icldenly dre I(.s g littering nicshcs, and suddenly drew o.^S. [From Iho New-Tork Americun.] T H E B L A S T E D OAK. From a painting b y G . A. L u d l OW. Dark on tlie heath—the night gloom fell, L o u d siglicd the w ind, w ith fitful spell The lighlriitig glared around, Ancl ni - -' ----- ’ - -------------- Hark I heard yc not ’mid torrents boriie, The echo of a distant horn Upon the moaning blast? And clatt’ring hoofs? as if with speed, For life—for life—spurr’d on a steed It comes, and now—’tis past. shores. Oh ! liow beautiful, h ow c.xquisitely beau­ tiful these seemed at that m o m e n t!—’twas gone, all was dark ! 1 remember nothing more, till I unclcncl [ j FV oot the Journal o f Commerce.l Some Particulars of the Loss of ship Mentor, and S fering and Death of the greater part of her Crew ‘N o ! no I’ I screamei go, 1 promised not to return without him ; Horace, we w’ill die together.’ T h e exertion recalled my scattered senses; I opened my eyes, my dear fatlier was hanging over me, and I heard him say, ‘M y noble boy ! true to the la s t !’ From that moment, Horace Latimer has been my friend ; but say, ho is here. Julia, not a hint of this to Latimer— he . feels already too deeply, what he calls his debt of gratitude.” Lati.mer entered ; he was warmly received by his friend, and kindly, though in a somewhat em­ barrassed manner, by Julia. T h e evening passed away pleasantly, though not gaily. After supper, W alton opened a bottle of his old port, and tried to cheer his guest, and give to the conversation a sprightlier tone, but in vain ; a weight seemed to hang on the mind o f Latimer, and Julia was agi­ tated and embarrassed. A t length \Walton pro­ duced a small red casket, and turning to Latimer, at port o f the whale ship Mcnl These two e tempest b Far o’cnlie trembling J^round. VV’lili bloody speed— and frantic m ien. T o o well llic n d e r ’.s h a ste I wceii O f c rim e, of terror spoke. And ever and anon he threw A fearful g lance— w h ere lonely grew On old and gnarled oak. For ’iieaili that leafless trunk hath Iain, The mouUl’ring corse of one long slain, Oh God ! can .such things bo?— ‘ The rider spiirr’d his courser on— Oh ! for the blessed beam of morn, To light mo cheerily. On—on—the maddened courser fled, His snorling nostrils .speak his dread— With visage gliaslly pale. T h e h o rsem en spnrr’tl— niy gallant steed. Why filler, at thy maslor’s n e rd! Why tremble thtts, and quail? A v a u n t! yo spirits o f d ie slain ; My horn shall gaily sound again, He said—and wound a In mbling blast— S tarte d bis horse, as moaning, past A shadow o’er the waste. ’Tis h e !—the murderer faintly cries. Oh God! I see bis pleading eyes. That wide and bleeding gash— H a ! h a !—’lis but a shadow born Of clouds—(such oft the earth hath Seared by the lightning’s flash. They neared the spot—a forked light, Played round the tr. e, and by the bright And vivid flame it cast— o f gratitude, which he could not repay to his son, and I will my heartbreak in the clTort.” Horace Latimer spoke in a loud, enthusiastic jne, and he grasped the hand o f W alton, and looked into his face with a frank and self-assured air— but his whole manner changed in a moment, when Julia iriurmured, in her softest, most win­ ning tone—“Have you a heart, Latimer ?” W a l- tonheard her not ;'hc had turned away to hide the emotion which swelled in his heart at the recollec­ tion of the grateful old man ; he heard her not, r the h esitating reply of Latimer, ‘Yes—yes, Julia,” said he, “I have a heart, and it is all yours.” “Remember, then—to-night”—.she whispered. —W a lton turned again towards his friend, and gave the miniature. “Take it, dear Latimer—I could not part with it, even to you, till I Iiad a copy rnndc : that is now iinlshcJ and the dfigiHAl IS VOUrS/’ “Thanks ! timnks !— a thou sand thanks, my dear, dear friend !” said Latimer.— “Nay ! n a y ! N o more o f that, but look back of the locket— the hair that used t< have divided, and Ihei ad, Latimc of m y hair place—you start. A m I loo hold, to ask that memory should be associated glooming pall iidcr moaned the blast. ] nd vivid flami I saw the murderer writhing fall— Then closed above night’s glo< MISCELLANEOUS. [Frowi the American Monthly MagaAnc.l Trim the gay taper in the rustic dome, To light tlie little paradise o f home. T h ese lines were in the heart o f H enry W alton, as after a day of more than ordinary fatigue, he drew near at evening to his humble home beside the Hudson, and saw the glimmering light from his cottage window—with a quickened step and gladdened heart, he hurried forward— “Julia,” thought he, “will bo waiting for m e ; and sweet little Harry, my bright eyed boy, ’tis past his bed­ time. I shall miss this evening his winningsmilcss, and sweet infantile caresses.” Henry W alton had beeneen married more than two years, to one - but why dwell upon what b n whom he thought— the poor fool thouj fair—fair and her form— mid—■ lllcss mould— W a l- ;on thought her—W h a t I W ill you have itQ H e thought her, then, what you—ami you—and you—and every other fond, deluded 'fool, that doats on woman, think your painted idol. W a l­ ton soon reached the llircsliold, ho entered that cottage, the shrine of his heart’s divinity. Julia greeted him xvith a woman’s ready smile— “Dear W alton ! Home at last—how late vou stayed to­ night.” “Later than usual, I acknowledge, sweet friend, but you know 1 am the slave of business.” “A h , y es,” said Julia, with an air of playful re- “Ihe slave of business—no longerigcr thhe proach, o f love t slave “Nay, Julia, there you wrong me. You knov that I arn ever the slave o f love—ever a willinf iptivc in th 3 ' hese sweet fetters.”— heir evening mcal-a frugal meal, for W alti rich, was 0 ’ •ugal meal, for W a lto n was lot over rich, was over. ‘Julia,’ saiil he, you will be mrprised to hear that T, to whom company is gen­ erally an annoyance, expect a visitor this evening. I met Horace Latimer this morning, and invital him to spend an hour with us, and partake o f our supper—but Julia, you arc nervous—how you start at the name o f Latimer ; is there any thing so very terrible in the idea of my friend Horace ? I al­ ways thought he was a fiivorite of yours.” “Oh, yes—oh, no I” stammered ‘Julia; “that is, yes, I like M r. Latimer very well as an acquain­ tance, nothing more.” “W e ll, Julia, l a m glad to hear it, though I mui say, you have not expressed very strongly, or i least,’very d early, the good feelings w h ichltru! you have, and always will cherish, towards m friend.” “Oh, Y e s ! Certainly, as your friend.—But wh: did he say?” she inquired eagerly—“ W ill he come “Yes, though when I first asked him, ho started and blushed, very much as you did just n o w ; at last he made out to say, he would not fail me, and hurried away. T o tell the truth, I was particular­ ly anxious he should come, as I have a present for him, a memorial of our long friendship.” ju been friends so long, W a lton ?” ilia, our friendship he known no abatement, no change, since it bega beside the Mohawk. I think, dear Julia, I never mentioned that adventure to you. Indeed, I do not like to speak o f it, in general, it looks too much like boasting; but to you, who knotv my heart, I’ll tell the story. ^^‘Tlero, my dear friend, is a‘prosent;i have long promised myself Ihepleasure o f making you. ’T is the miniature ^ when he gave “Yes, yes,” e if T h i-p ic i v .. o f miniature o f vour dear father; you remember j nian Islands, near I he Philippines, ?n he gave it nie, the day before he died.”— j It was then advanced in thc^month of May, s,” interrupted Latimer, “ I remember i ,lso the charge ho gave me. You, Wal’ S ' i j i , 3 m weal’.li almost to were um from the oppressive o f M ay lich was crushing his ■ most trci noble s p irit; your generosity saved him from the ' them to take in trials and humiliation of poverty, and well I rc- linued, aiidlictt liber that my dying father bequeathed the debt j niglit white the i ude, which he could only acknowledge, 1 reefed main-top-! fit—aye, though she struck upon well, and also the charge ho gave mo.^ ^You, ■V’Fal-j thcr had been so^c.vtfcmdy boistcr poverty, to relieve my father f load of debt and difficulty whit ays prex cxtrcini inablc to take any thc weather became TOcndous stormi Lo be there I 3 is a vacant space. W h en 1 a lock o f m y hair fill her and rowed along the r eef about two miles fron the wrack, where they got on dry land. Hcrt they remained two days and nights having nothing to sulisist on but about four gallons of water and venerable parent ?- I have quite 'ith that of you 1 my gloomy mood— Latimer, and sci ivo quite unmanned you, the tears in Julia’s eyes, too ; forgive me, friends., Let us think no more on such sad subjects.” . “True, dear W a lton,” said the smiling Julia, ct us think no more of \t—think no more q f i t ” -she repeated, in a low and emphatic tone, in the ,r o f Latim e r. “N o w I will fill a glass for each, id wc will drink to our future happiness.” “Right, Julia 1 Right, my best beloved ! fill your asses, and one for your sweet self, and we will ink to ‘our future happiness.’—But stay, Julia, p u forget jour guest, give the first glass toLat- “N a y ! nay, W alton ! this is yours; Mr. Lat­ imer I will help afterwards.” ‘•But, Julia !” “W h at, W alton ! will you refuse a glass from your own Julia ?” H e took i t ; then she filled a glass for Latimer, and for herself ; they only touched the glasses to eir lips, as they murmured, “to our future hap- ncss,” but W alton drank his off at a draught. ’Tw a s drugged, Julia had drugged the gloss she had so eagerly pressed to her husband’s lip s ; he swallowed it, fell back in his chair, and in a mo­ ment was senseless. W a s it poison?— Murder? No, no— a fiend would have been less merciful, and doomed the wretch to death ; hut she was wo­ man, and she only sought to steep his senses in forgetfulness, till she and her vile paramour could escape; and then, when all was gone 5 happiness, and hope, quite gone— he should awake to his mis­ ery. H e did so, he awoke, he knew all ; hut na­ ture was more kind than woman, and before the next sun set, W alton forgot Julia in the ravings of delirium. Daj’S passed by, ere ho returned to him self; then ho asked for Iiis child ; H eaven had been merciful to him, it was dead ! “N o w ,” said he, “ 1 have but one duty, one thought, one hope, ic object, in life.” T h e y fled, that guilty p.air ! In a far distant land, they thought to hide their infitmy, and riot, 2,1 tJioir unhallowed joys ; but the nearest o f the P c lcw It was cvidei boisterous that they ition. O n thcSllst still worse, anti a n cainc on, which obliged almost all their sails; the gale con- en eleven and twelve o’clock that ssel was steering under a closc- il, and a back top-niast-slay-sail, ;oral reef running out from the le Islands. [ was evident to all onboard that the vcsiscl irretrievably lost, and must soon go to f*iec< a boat was lowpml fro is was lUst soon go to pieces, and her and cloven o f the crew ship and were live long in such a remaining eleven o f the struggled, though without T licy cut away tho masts and (i could to right her, but she still lay on her beam ends a hc![)lcss mark for the fury of the waves.— H er crew at length gave up their useless clliirt in despair, and attended to their own safety by lash­ ing themselves to the weather side of the ship, where they remained until morning. A s soon as th e d a y da,w n c d th e y latxncboJ tb o ri”’~-5r.5,u5.Iit from tiio ehip, und the eleven iwcd aloi eck, wh( •mained . . . _ - ibsist on but about four gallons o f water and some seven or eight pounds of bread, which was all they took from the wreck except some of their clothes, two or three cutlasses, a musket and pair of pistols. On the third morning at day light they beheld 3 0 or 40 canoes making toward them, one of which was two or three miles a-hcad of the oth­ ers. T h e captain of the ship immediately infor­ med his men that they would soon bo surrounded by savages, and recommended them to quietly sub­ mit to them, as they had no other choice. T h e leading canoe, which was filled with naked sava- g‘‘ ges, soon came near them, and then lay to, until the seamen hoisted a shirt as a signal of amity, and the savages immediately landed on the reef, and rushed on the men, from whom they took their clothes and weapons of defence, which the savages carried into their canoe, and then author­ itatively callodout to the seamen, “ 73 iore vie now and a little food, but so inadequate to sustain natu that the three men xverc reduced to more skeletons, and a few weeks i f not days, must have terminated titcir Iivc.s, but fortunately a ship hove in sight niul the savages were induced to jiut them on board her, by promises of reward from tlio seamen, and the conviction that they could be no longer any thii ■ canoe.s ___ ards the slii[). T h e y left tlic island on o f ------- , after rrsiiling there three years in the most dreadful state of slavery and every sort o f jiriva- tion. T h e following letter from the cajitain o f the ship which look them from the island, describes their situation, and the circumstances under which ho IMl >» t«Ilh UlOm. L ix t ix , 2 9 lh Docem b erf 1S3L This is to corlify, that on Iho 27ih (Jay of No* X'Cmber 1 8 3 1 , o t f the sm a ll islam l com m o n ly called Lord N o rlli’s by the English, situated in l.at. 3.03 Nortli, 131.20 East, on board the British Barque Britanna, bound to Cancon river, we observed a- bout ten or eleven canoes, containing upwards of one hundred men, approacliingthc vessel in a calm, or nearly so, with tlic intention o f coming along side. But having the small compliment o f thir­ teen men, it was considered most prudent to keep them off, which was cflccted by firing a few six pound shots in contrary direction fro.m the boats, some of which were then within pistol shot. A t the same time hearing cries in our language, beg­ gin g to be taken on board, the boat was dispatched know the cause. fien should accompany them. T1 went into their boat and accompanied the savages back ito the wreck, from which they took all the fire-arniis, and whatever else they could car­ ry in their canoes. A ll the canoes wont away ex­ cept one, w h ich rcraaincci, the savages in wliich made signs to the seamen to throw them a rope id theyhey wouldould towow them to land. T h e seamen t w t t :cordingly threw them a rope, and the! towed their boat until they were near I when they suddenly stopped, and used sui tening gestures towards the lioat’s cn captain ordered Mr. N u te to cut the savages the land, ' timeslirea- such t ', that the ite to cut the rope which astened the boat to the canoe, and told his men to rail awaypull fromway her. Them savages Oiscovered the a fro intention of the find some cocoa nuts s Bpoars at them. 'With T1 . seamen,uii, andiiu a lurcw their war clubs at them,em, andnd thenhen fiungung theirheir a t H t exception, however, of man, whose face was dreadfully shattered, the seamen sustained no injury, and got clear of the' land, pulled for the open sea, chased, however, for several lioursi by the savages. A t sundown the seamen again behold land, and reached it the en­ suing d.ay, in a state of the utmost exhaustion.— The place where ihej* landed at was a small unin­ habited island! about h.alf a mile from a larger one. hey had scarcely landed when they saw a c.anoi iproacliiproacli themhem withith twowo savagesavages in it,t, whoho heldeld ujp aj t w t s in i w h u Tht a large crab and held it I ^ poared II tim e I lie* caught a large crab and held it up as an hr 3 ring signal, and the savages thou landed, P’\' close to the seamen, and laughed and .ap- k- undisturbed, in their unhallowed joys ; 1 avenger was behind them, with the blood hound instinct of revenge, he tracked their path ; at last, they paused in their flight; ’twas in a sweet spot, adcop secluded spot in bright-skj*cd Italy. “H ere,” , said they, “shall be our bower of bliss; this sh a ll, be our'hom e; here wc will be happy.” In th e ; time I hey made signs to the seamen to follow them, evening, Horace walked out to enjoy the coolness; and wont into ihotr canoes. I he seamen did so, of the breeze, and feast his eyes on the beauties ofi and were conducted towards the larger island.— ■e ’ ■h ' ’elight ’■ ' ' the vine-{ On their way to it they were surrounded by scvci ics, and a chief who was in one o f thcr from it into the seamen’s boat and furious- to be the ansvvci came close to the seamen, ; to be pleased with the ladc signi igbcd and ap- mceting. After some to the seamen to follow tin feast his eyes the scenery ; h gazed wit d upon the vine-j On their way to it they were surrot clad hills, and the orange groves, that nearly cover- al canoes, and a c h ief who was ii ed the valleys. Far up the gorge, from hear the | sprung from it into the seamen’s boa summit o f a lofty peak, sprang out a little rivulet,; ly assaulted the captain. T h is seci leaping from rock to rock, the foaming water signal for a general assault on the ■■ached the vale—once there it partook of the thc\ **'■■•*•*’ '’*’ -'ll 0 -■•■i'--, and scarce Near where they landed was a platform of stoi which were assembled all the chiefs of the ;mb!ed to vale—once there it partook o f the tlicy were attacked on a sides and ultimately o- sweei quiet o f the place, and scarce gave out a vcrpowcrcd and stripped naked, and in this co'ndi- murmur, as it glided through the meadows. Ere tionthoy were brought to land. On coming on it left the valley, it swelled out into a tiny lake, shore they were surrounded by the women and whose calm and' sheltered water, gave an almost children who seemed to regard them as extraordi- unbroken image o f each tree, and shrub, and flow- nary objeefo of curiosity, aiid repeatedly put their er, that crowded its margin. Back from the lake, hands 011 them to examine them more minutely.— half hid by the foliage, was the rustic villa, which the lovers had chosen as their home. A s Horace looked on this scene, his heart was full o f love and Julia— “Julia,” he said—“dearest, best beloved I N o w you arc mine.” T h e lover’s murmured words o f tender happiness were notun- heard ; they fell upon the ear of one, to the gall o f one whose envenomed heart those sweet words added bitterness, but for whom revenge was pre­ paring a rich fea s t ; W alton heard th e m ! In a moment he stood before the astonished lover.— “\Villain ! villain!” he shouted; “I have tracked you over half the world’s wide span ; w e are met at last, mot to part no more. Here, take this, and choose your ground.” ace, though surprised, wias s he was,IS, guiltyuilty ass hee t ViS°a5' g a h w as, he H e took the offered pistol, without le at W a lto n ’s bloodshi rould hi summer, my hospitable father always took care Walton-manor should be crowded. Amqng the various amusements for the boys, the ; was bathing ; in this, Horace, who was only years old, was not allowed by his fond, anxii parents, to join ; he was their only child, day when all the usi ■cr, Horace came t o ! <isk from his fiither, wi permission to take him only child. One ly for the riv- that I would dth whom I was a favorite, ith me. 1 did £ , nd, granted; If to take iialf-jesting oou, 1 will 1101 reiurn wiinout- nim.' W e went — once in the river, 1 forgot my charge, and thought nolhins of the boy, till i heard his scream, far, far down the current. ^ W ith that venturous spirit, still so natural to him, Horace had gone beyond his depth, anti now the rapid current was sweeping him to destruction ; I remembered my promise, ‘1 will not return without him’—in a moment I was darting down the stream ; I gained the spot where ?ningboy, and dived for him; >m, and groped around, but in one gasp of pure a i had seenin 1 reached the drow] the bottom. in my hand touched the face o f ] e Latimer ; the touch roused me to exertion, 1 grasped his hair, and together we rose to the si face. I shouted for help, and struggled to supp< m y self and my lifeless burden ; but I felt that n 5 , that gradually no coward. N o ! he was brave, a word—in­ n's bloodshot eyes and have convinced him that H e took the pisto l; W a lton two, and then, w ith an ex- thi ich were rho Iiad be done with the strangci liberated some time, the women and ci seemed to take a great interest in the gan to cry, which the unfortunate scan red as a sign that their fate was det 1 more minutely.- [ilatform o f stone 3 chiefs o f t determine what tvas to W h e n they had do- ,nd children, who amen, be 'n consido mined 1 get into them, but were repulsed by the savages un- they then pickwl^up tlfc seamen and brought them to the island. T h is island, unlike the one they had left, is extremely barren and unproductive, producing scarcely any thing but tlic cocoa nut tree, and no animals but lizards and mice. T h e inhab­ itants, about four or live hundred in number, lead a most miserable and wretched life, e.nd it is no imon thing for mai._, of tliem to die of star- im cncan seamen, I ilor, lost in the Pacific O- 3 seamen, whose names arc H o ­ race Holden and Benjamin H . Nute, arrived in , .... Nevv-York, from Canton, on the 5th lost., after uncommon tjiing for mai._, an absence o f nearly five years from the llnited vaUon. _ States, during the greater part of which time they being landed, the sai have been held in slavery, by the savages o f the wretched rags that Pelcw Islands. Having learned that the facts connected with their shipwreck and subsequent history were of an interesting character, we yester­ day sought an interview with them, and in a long conversation obtained from them the following par­ ticulars:— On the 20 th July 1820, the Mentor sailed from New-Bedford, for the South Seas, on a whaling voyage with a compliment of twenty-two men, in­ cluding the officers. On leaving Ncw-Bcdford, the first place they louchcil at, was tho Azores, A fter a short stay at Fcrrol, they passed through the Ti- OTQ Straits, and continued their voyage without ly thing remarkable occurring, until they savages stript the I rags that reinaincil to them, id them out as slaves to diffe) masters in the island. W h ilst they remained here they were treated in the most cruel manner, half starved, and almost worked to deatJi by their bar­ barous taskmasters. Some months after their ar­ rival, one o f them died literally o f starvation. A - nothcr of them was put to death for some trifling oflenco, by battering out his brains with stones.— About ten months after their capture, aBpanish vessel passed the island, and some of the canoes put off to sell her some cocoa nuts, and the captain of the vessel and one of the crew got into one of the canoes to go on board her, but were cast into the sea; they then swana to another canoe, from ich they wore also cast into tho ocean, hi u t after [P rom the New-Haren H crald.\ Messrs. E d itors :—1 accompany this noti a printed rroclomalion for a day of P a s tin g and Prayer, i.ssned by the first Governor Trumbull, in the year 1775. I f you deem it a document of suf­ ficient interest fiir preservation, I should bo gratifi­ ed by hating it Irans'crred to your columns. A s illustrative•afivc off thehe mannersanners o ff thehe agege inn wliichliich it o t m o t a i w was issued, it ajifiears to me to possess an historical value to which tho jmblic would not be insensible. T h e biller irony, sarcasm and defiance, wliich are :men mingled with religious aspirations, give it a pecul- . and iar character—a character, perhaps, never exhibit­ ed in more striking feature.s than by our Puritan ancestors in I iicir struggles for religious and politi­ cal liberty. T h e whole Proclamation presents a .singular combination of the principles of civil Itber- Ij’, mingled with allegiance to sovereignly, but tempered throughout witli a reliance on the which they wore also cast in to tho ocean, h being treated in this way repeatedly, their tyrant! at last look compassion on them, and by the order! of one of their prophets, allowed them to be put board tho ship. T h ey were never after heard unfor- on board the of by their comiianions. T w o more ol nate seamen soon after died fr< arvatlon. Holden and N u te w< survivoi'j!, anti wore rctJncoil tosuoh n state Iiaustion that t h e y could no 1< :om overwoi irvivoi that they could no longer labi then refused even the scanty allowa which had been hitherto dolci' '' ■' only means of subsistcnci Ihe'charity o f tho more the savages, who n ittlc food, but vero now the onl moil n state o f c: and w'cre iwance of fjo.'i 0 them. T il ■d out to them, ce was now drawn from kindly disposed amongst ad then bestowed on them Icquatc to si reduced to n ULili, Esquire, G O V E R N O R of the E n g lish Co/ony o f C ovvec . . - tici ; t , in N c w -E n g land, in A M E R I C A ; F™ , D V o f ' S c ' F J « i ' J ’i?,K lTrayi-r. 5YH.ERE A S it liath irleased the most high GOD, blessed forever, the supreme and righteous Ruler of the W orld, to bring upon this Colony, and the other British Colonies on this Continent, grievous and distressing Troubles, hy j)e.rmiuing tlic Administralion and Rulers of our Parent State, to make a solemn Declaration, that the Farliiimcni o f Great-UrUain liaili a Right to make Laws binding upon the Colonies in all Ca­ ses wliatsocvor,— and in Pursuance thereof have imposed T a x e s iqion us without our Consent; deprived one o f tho Colonics o f their most essen­ tial and cliarlored Privileges; sent over a Fleet and Army which have engaged us in a Civil W a r; destroyed many o f our Vessels that fell in their W a y ; jirohibited and destroyed our Fish­ ery and 'Trade; hostllcly taken from the Inliab itanls on our Sea Coast a nd Islands, Live Stock, and other Articles o f private Properly, and threa­ ten us with general Destruction, for no other Reason known to u.s, than that wc will not sur­ render our Ltbcriic.*!, Property and Privileges, which we believe GO D and Nature, the British Constitution, and our sacred Charters give iaiui .utumn, lliation, Fasting and .X Gnd demnmis Lortlinary slicvvct’h Lway to know the cause T'he.;boat returned to the ship, and reported American on board one o f them. She was then sent back, having strict orders to act with caution, and the man got from the canoe into the sea, and %vas taken taken up by the ship’s boat and brought on board. H e then stated in what manner he came there, and said he had another of his countrymen in another canoe. I said that i f WO could get some of the boats dispersed, that every assistance should be rendered for the liberty of the other man. A c ­ cordingly they did so, all but three. T h e ship’s boat was then despatched in search,and soon found lor man. H e was brought on board, but in deplorable condition with fever, from the miserable subsistence. T h e se two poor B quite naked, under a burning sun.— ired to bear all the marks of their long last Aul ETumilin iia itinx Gnd demnm and Return to Lliui. liiAVP. lliol’prorG tliouglit fil,l)y ami wiili tlio Advice o f the Council, and at the tiosire o f the R e ­ presentatives, in General Court assembled, to ap­ point, and do hereby apiioint Wednesday, the Sev­ enteenth Day of January next, to be observed as a Day ofFasting and Prayer throughout Ihe Col­ ony, hereby exhorting Ministers and People of all Denominations of Cliristians to observe, tlie same ; unfeigncdly to humble Ihcmseivcs before GOD, penitently to confess tlieir sins ; earnestly to be­ seech the Mercy of G od , and H is gracious Return to us. That H e would pardon our Iniquities, pour out his Holy Spirit upon us, andefiect a thorough and general Reformation. That he wouiil please to remove the awful Cal.amitios we are under ; put an end to the Miseries o f Civil W a r ; restore, pre- and secure our Liberties and Privileges, and ley appeared to bear all the marks o f their long •vitude, and I should suppose two or three days would have been the end of the last man taken board, but for (his act of providence. It appi that these men were wrecked in the ship Mentor on the PcIcw Islands, and were proceeding with their commander to some Dutch settlement, in one of the Pelew Island canoes?, when Iboy got lo the aforoniGnlionod island and were detained by the ttives; and that Edward C. Barnard had got on lard some ship, and reached Canton river shortly ter their detention at the island; which has been confirmed by the difl’erent masters now at the port of Lin tin. he statement given in to me by the two men thus;—T h a t they were wrce.ked M a y 21st ., on the Pelcw Islands, and dct.aincd on Lord North’s Island Glh December, 1831. T h e two icn’s names are Bcjamin H . Nute, and Horaci lolden. I should thank any ship master now it ort, acquainted with the circumstances, to con rm it by his signature, in order lo make sonii irovision for theseIC men,en, shoulde they rcquiri m sh it. B u t from the disposition and liberality of those American gentlemen coming forward, that arc already acquainted with the. circumstance.'?, yierhaps it will be unnecessary. A t the .same time 1 shall be very willing to draw up any form, or in any other way that 1 may forward their views, ac­ cording to the 0 {)inion of their American friend.s. I should hope that every vessel passing in the i rcction o f the aforementioned island, pas.sirig ai off theirheir boatsoats willill giveive themhem a trifle*.ifle. I gaveave thehem o t b w g t a tr I g t what articles those two men lJ\ought most Iicncfl- cial, and should have he'd a closer communication with them, had I been better manned and armed. H ekry S hort , Bark Britannia. From Canton they were brought home in American vessel, and arrived here the 5th o f M.ay. During their residence on the two islands they learned the languages of the inhabitants of each, which are essentially difl'erent. There is also a va.*?! difference in liicir appearance which maybe attributed to the one having sufficient food, and the other being half starved. In one Ian 3 entable {larlicular, the savages of both islands arc con paratively a'ike, ntmely : a total and entire ign< ranee of the true God. J ’hey believe, however. Supreme Being, and have idols to rei)rc.sent 'inpeml throughout w itlia reliance on the protcc- ng influence o f a higher power, to whom the Gov­ ernor and Council, in a.skiug fora blessing, did not hesitate to express their own opinion. 3 v S n C HY THE IlONORAiffiE H A N 'V R U M B U l 1 o f the iiat shifting and hetero| ntarks the great cities of th Bo.ston, however, is by no means the whole of tho Yankee Land. Paris, wc know, is all France, and London may carry all England whithersoever she listeth. N o t so in America. Brother Jona­ than, with all his guesses, is another guess sort of person ; the Yankees of the country cannot be led by those of tho capital, except, perhaps in the fash­ ion o f a go-to-meeting coat,or the h iieofa ribband. There is a watchful jealousy among them, vvhii is forever on the look out Ic an undue ascendancy; m tionion mayay be,, itt wouldould cretreate t m be i w c an alarm aniong the lowest yeomen of Berkshire and \(Vorccstcr coun­ ties, were it to N abroad that Boston had one feather’s weight niore Influence than Was alio cd by her chapter and section of the constitutii in thus got no ascendancy ; t great licart, all the life blood command; the country i.s cd by her chaptci Urban influence 1 city has not, hk the community heart. A llt! the 'ith Sickness and A ll wliich call for cxtrai Prayer, and sincere Rcitcnlancc serve and secure our tile them upon a lasting Foundatii 3 uld bless and direct the Rulers and Guides o f iiis topic in all the Colonies, and particularly guide e Continental Congress, and make all their 3 unscls, Advice and Determinations such as will jricpsing to Him , and wiil promote the Union and Hajjpiness o f tho People and secure the enjoy­ ment o f our Just Rights, and more and more unite and engage tbe Hearts of this People in the Things of G od , and their own Peace; succeed all just e n ­ deavors to obtain tho Rostoi'ation of our Liberties and Privileges, and goon to restore and establish Health among us. T h a t H e would particularly dwell in this Colony, give H is Presence and BIcs- -‘ng to our Civil Rulers, strengthen, direct, and isistthem in this dark and difficult Day, to under­ stand and pursue the Things o f our AfVcl fare— build up the Churches in Faith and Holiness,—prosper the Gospel Dispensations,—give H is Presence with the Ministers of Christ,—make them greatly suc­ cessful in gathering Souls to H im —Bless the Col­ lege and Schools of Learning, succeed Endeavors used for 23 romot'ing Christianity among the floath- en,— preserve their Peace and Friendship with us, —continue to turn the Counsel o f our Enemies to foolishne.ss, and blast every evil design against us. — And lo oiler uji fervent Prayers for our Sovereign Lor.) George ibe Third, our Gracious Q.ueei3 Charlotte, the Prince of \Wales and all the Royal Family. That G od would direct tho K ing’s Council, teach him ever to discern and iriclino him ever to pursue and promote tlie Tliing.s of G od ’ s \vVill am! the true Interests, Hapjiiness, and just Rights o f the Peo;)!n,— remove evil Counsellors fir from liiin, and bless him with such Ministers as fear G od , hate Covetousncs.s, and arc sincere Lov­ ers ofthc Peoiilc—T h a t he would ^lardon, enlight­ en, and save the Nation, and fill the Earth with his Prai.se, And all Servile \Work is forbidden on Given under my Iland in the Council CItamlier in Novv-llaven, the Nineteenth Day of I comber, in the Sixteenth ixteenth Year of the. Reign Great Britain, France Aunoque Domini, 1775. aud Ireland, King, &c. ■JO N T H . T R U M B U L L . GO D save the K IN G . [F r o m the N ew Xlonility M a g a z ine.] Y A N K E E N O T I O N S . Yankee Land, or the Ncw-England portion of the United States, docs not make a great figure in the map of the American republic ; yet the travel­ ler who leaves it out of his route can tell you hut little of what the. Americans are. The. hi.slovy of the Yankeo.sis the history ofllic republic; the char­ acter oftTie Yankees has influenced, and eonlinue.s to influence that o f every part o f the nation ; and their name, from a prex’in c ial design a tion, has l>e- comc among foreigners the xrarticular appellation o f the whole people. Such is tho ijrcdominaneo o f character and civilization ; the other slates arc be­ coming like the Yankees, while the Yai:ikec’s kcc{/mg like themselves. It is in I prosperity, and they will open twenty more. They have a perseverance that will never languish while any thing remains to be tried; they have a resolu­ tion that will try any thing, i f need be, and when a Yankee says “ I’H try,” the thing is done. Boston is but the fourth city in the Union as population, yet in many points it may be consider­ ed the chief; a metropolis there never will be in the litcd States—I mean for political purposes iidon is to Great Britain, or Paris to Fran for \Washingtonashingto will never be a great city. id d P h i l a i ' -fliL“ \ iv-York-York i New an population to the numbers' the other portions o f tl the Atlantic. I o loin they receivcTrom he Union, and the other side 0 has grown by internal Bee P a s turage .—^We have often thought that there was 3iot so much attention paid to the pro­ viding pasturage, i f we may so call it, for bees as\ there ought to be. T h e prncipal trouble is to ge^ such vegetables in sufficient quantity around them as will blossom early In the spring, and afibrd them, such food as their wants require. The. S l i e s t blossom that we have in this latitude is the com- 3 iion swamp willow. But very little thought or care is taken o f this shrub. It is generally cut down and other shrubs spared wliich do not blos­ som till late in the season, whereas it should be saved and increased. It may very easily be mul­ tiplied by cutting off and sticking down branches here and there, which will take root and grow, and afford fine pasturage for them. It is an object to plant them in wet and waste places. T h e spe­ cies of willow most prevalent here is not so limber and tough as many of the other species. W o u ld it not be well to introduce the other kinds, such as’ are used for basket and wicker work ? These' might be suffered to gro'w, and part o f the twigs be cut off annually and sold for the purposes of basket making and the others left to blossom for the bee. T h e Jicxt earliest blossom is probably the alder, which docs not yield quite so much food for bees as the willow— but they use it however to good ad­ vantage. N e x t the elm and the maple and the little fragrant crcep’ug ground laurel or mayflower {E p igea vepcnsc) and the birch and the hazel. T h e y also need food Jftto in tJie season, and «uch autumnal plants as linger late should be spar­ ed for them. Buck wheat and hemp should bo sown, and the witch hazel which throws out its blosso.m late in October, and sometimes not fill November, should be sufl'ered to grow here and there that they may take a sip now and then when they venture out iluring the gleamings of a N o ­ vember sun. Many ai'e apt to think these kind of shrubs useless, because they do not yield some luscious fruit or useful product directly into their ■ands, ’ whenhen noo doubtoubt nxyriadsriads ofl living beings are iiid even tho h w n d nry o dependent upon them for existence, and lordly insect, man, may !)e indebted to ■e o f his comforts than he is aware of.- them for M aine A ll V diirim great cities wer< -he revolutiomary luntiy is ; pied by U enemy during the revolution war, yet was not the land conquered—I should rather say the ■]eoiilc 3 were not conquered. “ M en,” says Sir William Jones, “ and not cities constitute a state.” Puir.ADELWiiA P olice .—7l Low A fa lr — There is a young laily called S a lly ------- , who re­ sides i n ------- street, and is enjraged in the molasses candy and ground nut line. She is very beautiful, and so sweet in her aspect, when she is not in a rage, that she well deserves the title of Sally Mint- stick, given to her hy her more juvenile customcr.s. H er admirers arc numerous, and she has two lovers equally devoted but by no means equally happy. Mr. Lookins, the senior adorer, after having court­ ed and devoured dried cherries l>y the side ofMfo.s Sally for so long a tim e_ that he thought himself sure of her, was lately discarded. Affairs had ])ro- gressed so far that the happy day was fixed; but unluckil.v the .aflections of dealers in sugar candy arc flb uncertain as? those o f any other la d ’cs w h a t­ ever. T h e beauteous jVIintstick w a sin trodu c e d to M r. Jake Ilu c k c tl—a young g entleman with flame colored xvhiskers, si,v feet three in Zieight, and a mile acro.ss the shoulders. On the instant the nose Hr. Lookins was out o f joint. H is qualifica- is, though respectable enough, would not cn<luve parison with the beauties of Mr. Ilnckctt. ite was sealed. M iss S a lly -------danced with ed with Jake, and giggled wit u't o f Mr. Lookins gave way cruelly. It cut him lo the soul like an oyster knife, and to end his misery he sought a final explanation. “ \What do you rnc! ” god chap? (Jrctianls on Rocky Farms.—The farm on which 1 now am has no orchard, either o f apple or 23 cacli. A considerable part is rocky. Instead of setting out my fruit trees in a regular orchard, it is my intention to jrlace them in various parts of the farm, iVlFIc i I k ; oceu-y comparativiy no pwi-ien of the prodocUve ground, in some fields tliore are rocky places, which cannot be ploughed , but wliich will grow three or four trees. Often a detached lai'ge rock occurs, cn the scuth side of ihall place a fruit tree, the shade of which incipally on the rock. I find t set out several hundred fruit trees without ing on my tillable land one-fifth of an a are advantages and t failure of fruit. It gives more varied' a farm, and is, pcrhaf)s, more picturesque. For .some rocky farms this mcfliod is better adapt­ ed than others, especially for those that may bo divided into smaller farms. The disadvantages arc, that live stock cannot he .so conveniently kej)t from the fruit, and that it is more inconvenient to gather the fruit, I f any of tlie readers of tho Parmer know of other disadvantages, I should be plcasod to know llioni tlirouffli its rolumnslicforu the time to set them out. — N . Y. P a r m e r . your m e rits; and other little sweets but to be treated with scorn !—Lool self into an attitude— “ Oil, wixen ! heartless wixen ! wenomoi per !—1 could kill you, gougo Jake,- and cast my futurc lot with the lot o f the dog kitchers.” SoI saying,aying, hee hitit himselfimself a s h h h a pondi ireast, which gave out a hollow, ishcd info the street. and rushed info the st A s he sped frantically along the pavement, he heard, or thought he heard, Sally’s derisive laugh behind him; it added wings to his velocity. A w a y ! away ! till at length, pant­ ing with jealousy and fatigue, he arrived at the door o f a ‘ three cent’ shop. H e had a levy—a sol­ itary levy. “ H a !” said he, this is tho place—here old hard supplies all wants at half price— here the nn- (orlunate can buy comfort, the coward can buy courage, the miserable can buy hope—I want all three, and I’ll try a levy’s worth. Four glasses had a powerful effect. A ll sorrows in the bosom of'the rejected ’ melted into a fury for revenge. Had his rival been ten tim< !>is rival’s whiskers fen times as fit luld have felt _____ have felt no fear. H e returned to Mintstick Kali, and peeping h the window, saw big Jake conversing with fair, who was smiling with dclij _ ____ .me frantic— he ru.shed at the door- Dher, in t h e ,S Year o f the. Reign of was fiist— at a blow he demolished the window, our Sovereign Lord G E O R G E the Third of ‘^ud attempted an escalade ; but Jake shinned him Great Britain, France aud Ireland, Kin g, &c. out again witli a chair. A battle royal ensued. I he ftulhlcf Lookins be if the police’ c bounfi out again witli a chair. A battle royi which was only quelled by the arrival o f who carried ofiTf he belligerents. They were oVer, and poor Lookins was heavily fined, in addi­ tion to his other distre.sses, SaUy passed by him with a supercilious glance, took Jacob Iluckctt’s arm, and said— “ Yes, he’s a prettier, and a bigger, and a cleverer man nor you, any time o’ day.” 'riie happy pair retired from the office, leaving Lookins looking as dclorousas ‘Lot’.s wife done in salt.’— [P/uV. Vadc Mccum. T h e following from the Penn Yan Democrat, a little paper printed in the interior of thi.s state, is not a had imitation of the style of Charles Lamb, and Leigh Hunt, A g u e and Pever ,— T h is disease by som< ^surdly termed the “ Devils Pastime, e ,” is i are I stalking abroad, tapping at -England, 1 ing in its realm o f blue nosei 3 Pastim ” every door am anee of a liuman being. A hese idols are kcfit in therefore, that you find the most original, opera-1 tcring teeth and shaking limbs. Tooth .ache lias i t o , i K T r S o water and molasses made from the sacharine o fllic • ‘'‘uec o f a human being. cocoa nut, after drinking which they were c o n d u c - I huls built for the purpose, and at certain periods j tivc, and distinctly marked American character, j its rouse; St. V itus dance its painter, and the In tod to the town, called Ibuei, where the chiefs held oi‘ pi'oi'Ifol liAo tlio ilut accoiiipa- H e re slioultl tlio traveller hcflin and c n ti; w h o e v e r! quieition iti? miracroae charcoal sketches, but agu< lothcr council regarding them, 'W h ilst this C 0 Un- ffi'’‘h addresses the idol in a sort of gU.hcnsIi, leaves the Yankees out of his “ United States as and fever has never yet been attuned to melody.— icroach- c. T h e re nding this m ethod. be of very consiiicrablc importance, particularly c it is valuable. Stan d in g sin g ly or in small , the fruit will receive more light and sun, isequci- 3 tly ripen belter. T h e trees having iflerentent exposures,xposures, there will seldom be a any difl'er e general failure o f fruit. T h e tw o follow in g articles arc fr< nicalion read before the N ew York Society at its last mccling, by II. Hi from a com m u - ;stroy it to the ground, and if the root is not, i first trial, destroyed,I a repetitioncpctitii will be medy may he of a r .y he o particular use stone walls or iSWort is regarded by many farmers as more noxious than the Canada tl Agricultural ’ickcock, Esq. ^ ......... ....................... v/i iij .1 J.J.U 01 VCU • o f Weeds .—T h e sp.irits of turpen- ■’le s o u i r rn-icnom, IT , T-rv.T.in, ^11 Ihe « sought M iss, by encouraging that ng legged chap?” “ N o s a s s ,” said the indignant fair; “ myidears is changed ; my affections wasn’t .sot on you though I thonglit they was, and so you may carry your pigs to anoflier market.” H is heart felt as i f hit with a mallet; but rally- ing, ho poured forth a torrent o f reproaches, and finished by threatening to “ knock blazes out o f “ Heavy !’| said the lady, with a flirt of ! “ Aly Jake can lick six of y o u ; and both h< me thinks you a spooney.” T h is is too bad—it is hard enough for a lover to be mildly rejected, and to be cast off with such gen­ tle palliatives a s—happy to regard you as a friend, iffeclions otherwise engaged; conscious of D crits; and oth er little sweets of that k i n d - scorn !—Lookins threw liim- ! vvenomous wi- toaspoonCui dropped on ( stem will i and destroy it to the ground, and if the r sufficien where weeds start up 1 : inaccessible places istl'e. It frequently iurps whole fields lo the exclusion of all the dnable grasses. On some spots of land covered with this weed 1 sjmead gyi>sura, at the rate o f three !)ushels an acre, and hud the satisfitclion to find ■e soon covered with a thick mat d other grasses; while the Johns- wort \vas fast running out. It is quite possible I less quantity of gyp.sum per acre might an- a similar purpose, ;ups o f boiling water as you wish to make cups of :offe.c; let the water boil, then put in as many tablc- spoonsfull o f coffee as there are cups of water, stir it, and let it simmer till the bead falls. W h en the ;t, put one cupfull of this coffee to three or four cups o f boiled milk, and sweeten to your taste, and you will find it luxury, at a small expense, as great can \yrocaK.— [Household Almanac. m,y lesa man inose oi a past generation, in i i'JO, citizens Campenas, a French hydraulic Engineer, wrote a long letter to Napoleon Bonaparte, then General in C h ief of the army o f Italy, from which anoth er council regarding them, W liilst this conn- \’“’‘h addresses the idol in a sort o f gU.bcrisii, cil was being held, the seamen were not a little a.s- an^l whilst he is doing so the T>cop!c believe that he tonished at seeing a seeming savage run loward.s is holding a conversation with^God. God. T h is c onlin- morc than 20 years back, and remained on the Isl­ and ever since, and become a Chief, and exercised unlimited influence amongst the savages. Through this man’s influence they had a house assigned them to live in, and were well treated whilst they miaincd on the Island. T h e island produced co- deeed, a glam haggard features, words were vain stepped back a pace or two, am ulting voice, he gave the w o r d s - “ One, two, three, !” A t the last word, both pistols rang out on evening air; tho hand of the excited lover remained on the island. T h e isla smbled ; \he fired without effect. N o t so W a l- coanuts and yams in great ahum ■ ■ ■ ■ iron ; w H slocked with pigs and goats, rk ; it hy immense flocks of sea-fowl. Their English friend induced tl 1 a shirt and ti e at Jrl ---------- And he, j tne island ■the victim of woman’s lOYo, V. 1 U X.. the grave ? or did ho under such circui fly to tho oloietor to hide_ his miseries among the required to do any wori living dead ? N o ! he fled n o t ; he returned to six months and finding tl le w o rld ; h e w a lked the thronged path s o f m e n '• them;—and as the ' tonished at seeing a seeming savage run tow.ard.s | ' ' ’“h T h is c onlin- inloconversation with h L f t h c v 'W r n c d ffiaY'he j h'd. nnJ I'l's is the only sort o f prayer or worship anj Englishman, who h.ad deserted his shir>! they have amongst them. T h e islanders believe ! than 2 0 years back, and remained on the Isl- that the Am e ricans arc a superior o rder o f beings, JT ---------- - . . . . . vvho dw e ll not upon lh:» e a r th, and c a n create ev­ ery tiling necc.«ary for thcr wants, particularly iron, which is held in the goatest estimation hy the 1 tho Y a n k e e s out o f his “ U n it they are,” will find he has left Hamlet out o f Ham­ let’s tragedy; and the person who upon a short in­ timacy with the pork merchants o f Cincinnati, and the kitchen wenches of New-York, pretend: and produced o idanco, and w; and re-sorted to goatest estimation hy savages. A part of their reiigion which is considered in­ dispensable, consists ill tattooing in a most curious manner, the front of the person from the chest downwards, and thi.s ceremony was inflicted on the seamen in so rude and barba to almost kill them. !es,and then Bull at Home.” It is in Ne'W-England •barous a manner as ton ; his heart was stone, his nerves u’oi his ball swerved not an inch from its n pierced the very heart o f hH enemy. Their English friend induced the savage.*; to r \What needs more words.—A shrieking maniac, Ihem a shirt and trowsers each, and this wi ThoEan or Mar, rvho co.„,™drd tho „r„y the victim o f her c r im e s-th o victim o f woman’s wore as well o ff as they could possibly o.X( 30 Cl to he the pretender m the S c o u .sh rehe lion o f l / to, love, did he seek peace in the grave ? or did ho under such circumstances, being well fed and not to have left a son and a dau^lUcr at New- to _hide his miseries among the j J'fqdircd to do any work. A fter remaining here six months and finding there was no likelihood of a vessel touching at the island, they induced the savages b y promises of rewards, to build them a canoo, and let eight o f them leave t h e Island, the Other three remaining as hostages for the promised '-“am en, accom p a n ied by the canoe and the sea- I for Amboyna. Five days id the canoe foundered and and the savages were obliged to take to the boat; their stock o f provisions consis­ ting only of four cocoa nuts each and about twelve quarts o f water. In four days after, they ar­ rived (being the 6 th of Dec. 1831,) within sierht o f Lord North’s Island, in latitude 3 deg. 3 min. N ., and long. 131, deg. 20 min. E . ‘W hen they came ( that you find Jonatha In the other states there is a mixl greater or less, of foreign populati England the population is hoi tm;—anti as the larkod his low e r in g .rd countenance, imong them, but not of thou g h tless s o n s o f pleasure ms brow, bis sunken cheek, his hng^ and the wild gleamings of his “restless eye, they said— “F o o l ! f o o l ! he trusts not the faith of man I” Then came the smiling daughter o f van­ ity, and, as she pointed the finger o f scorn at tho gaunt frame o f the poor victim of mental agony, she lisped out—“\Wretch 1 wretch 1 he doubts the virtue of woman !” T h e y were rig h t; he ceased to believe in woman’s faith, or woman’s vir­ tue— he became a a m i s a n t h r o p e . M: ithougl I green i Death o f Cattle. —It is slated in the Bangor W h ig that the callU'. up country, in the state of Maine, are in a snfl'ering condition for fodder. M a- gradually we were sinli- ny have died, and those left are meagre skeletons, pieces\viU H h m clubs ^ \ w h iU agent at NewnsUo vqwn Tjm e for r ‘this purpose, j pYeaV.e, t!i<>v will come down iree natives, embai len’s boat and set sail f after they left the island thi the eight seamen and the s paym e n t. T h e s e eigh t sea m e i three natives, em barked in the i h.avG left a son and a daughter at N c castle upon T y n e, when ho and tho unfortunate Prince made their escape to France. Soon after, the son quite a hoy. came lo America, and landed at Portsm o u th N . H . w h e r e h e lived a s h o r t tim e, and finally married in K iltory, in this county. A f­ ter the B r itish governm e n t granted a pardon to le Earl, with permission for lilrn In return to Ills state at N ew Castle, ho sent for his son, whe 'ent to England, and' hatl an in terview of hi: father. It was agreed that the sonJshould return to America, and accompnny his wife to England. But circumstances of an extraordinary nature de­ tained him for two or three years in thii and long. 131, deg. 20 min. within 5 or G miles o f thi canoes surr them overbi G miles o f this island, nearly twenty inded thcni^and knockedI every one o f srboard, and then shivered i Uh their war clubs. W h ilst every oi their boa tained him for tw o or three years m this country, at last he w as suddenly taken sick and died. He. le.ft six children, who settled in different parts o f M aine and N ew Hampshire from whom origina­ ted nearly all in this part o f America who bear the name of Mar. T h e heirs have lately ti ken measures to recover the immense property le by the Earl or Mar in England,‘andf have sent £ agent at Ncwnsllo vqwn T y n e fo this purpos ICS o f New-York, pretends i write a book on the “ Domestic Manners of the A - mcricans,” will show Ihe same degree of modesty w ith him w h o touches att L iverpoolverpool and the I l e - ititled, “ John IS a L i £ ms his quarto, enti^ fever h a s never y e t been attuned to m clod; ■This is wrong—the very name is musical—the disease is but a succession of shakes and quat —it abounds in the comic as it makes men sh< their sides, and in the a comjiound o f the tool said. T b e debtors lii >ut in New- gland the i3opulatidn is homogeneous live—the emigrant does not .settle there—the coun- of people, while the try is toofu west holds')ut here is a ition, but lomogcncous and cttlc there—the C( e fertile .soil icopic, win superior inducements to the stran- 10 lubber land; there is no gelling half lay for sleeping, in Massachusetts or Vermont—tbe rocky s o il and rough clim a te o f thi-s region require thrift and industry in the occupant.- In the west he nray .scotch the grounil, throw in the seed, and leave the rest to n ature; hut here his toil must never be remitted ; and, as valor conms o f sherri^, so doth prosperity conic o f industry. T h e southern planter who visits the ea.st ami finds w h o le land a garden, w o n d ers w h 3 - the fat rm sky o f Ills own region do not p le p icture, and in his endeavors at is the m atter,” |w a s our query. “ Fevern agur, that’s a ll,” said he w ith a sm ile lik e a hyena, and extending a hand w h ich far from being aristocratic a ta jUyron, resembled the fin of a dryed codfish, fields and wan ducc the Si feet ofindustry. W h a t is Cape Cod but a heap of sand ? yet it maintains thirty thousand people, and there is not a beggar among them. A ll the tarifl's that could be devised never would ruin Ncw-England, were they fram.ed ex proprio inotu of Georgia or South Caro­ lina W h ile the Yankees arc themselves, they wiil hold tiifir own, let politics twist about as they will. T h e y are like cats; throw them up as you , tliey will come d upon their feet. Shut c career and it will Dry up twenty sources ofitheir force a past generation. In 1796, French hydraulic Engi 3 n Bonaparte, o f Italy, from which ct a paragraph or two. By the letter of Cam’penas, it ap{)fiars that his plan had been ex­ amined by a committee of the National Institute, who testified their approbation in a long report, extracts from which accompany the let ter :— Citizen Genera 1. T h e artist who addresses j’ou, filled with the most lively gratitude, will erect, if the moans of execution be afl'.Jidcd him, a vast edifice, whence, at the conclusion of his labors there will issue an Aerial ve.s.sel capable of carying up with yon more than 200 persons, and whicli may be direc­ ted to any point of the compass, I 3 nyself will be yo’ur pilot. You can thus, without any dange)', hover above the fleets of enemies jealous our happiness, and thunder against them like a ipiter, merely by throwing pcrpcndiculsriy '£irds firelirands uiailc of a substance whicti will kindle on 'y by the contact and percussion at the end o f its full, but which it will be impossible to extinguish. Or perliaps yo'u may think it more prudent to begin at once by forcing the British cabinet to capitulate, which you may easily do, as you will have it in your power to set fire to the city of London, or lo any of the maritime towns of England. From the calculations 1 have made, I am convinced that with this machine you may go from Paris to London, and return back again to Paris in twenty-four hours, without descending. T h e object 1 propo.se isi to establish in the great ocean o f the atmosphere finitely more certain and ritime navigation, which Lo restore give peace tlie universe, new Ju| downw! to establish in the gr __ a general navigation, in- more advantageous than im e navigation, w h has ever disturbed the tranquility o f mankind ; to restore the perfect lib­ erty o f com m erce, and to give pea and 1 ness to all the nations of tl h i i s / r t o £ f „ ht c“hS i z in vain essayed to stir, hejwas too weak. “ \What for instance, are riding together without attendants, is the matter,” |w a s our querjL “ Fevern agur, and wishing to alight for the purpose o f visiting some object at a distance from the road, they tie the head of one horse to the tail o f the other, and the head of this to the tail of the former. In this it is utterly impossible that tl T he debtors limits are preferable to it at all and the pillory is a joke to it on the days of erie.sare devcloj-ed in pared, consisting of into five parts. z Byron, resembled the fin of a dryed so white, so thin, and so dry was ti—and we thought it enough. Poor fellow, we imagined him to be some subject escaped from an anatomic; school. B e l l s a t s u n r ise .— 'W e notice in the N e w b u r i port Herald that the bells in that town arodirectc to be rung at sun-rise. A n excellent plan. W Ii cannot our village corporation adopt asim ilar regi lalion?—N o w w e would not give four pence yea r for t lie r ingin g 'of th e bell at any other time c a weelf day, except lo 'lyaKe ws up in the mornin W e can tell w h a t tim e it is w h e n w e are aw a l by simply looking at the clock, But tve are apt to snooze some time after the great lamp of day is shining broadly in the heavens, and there m a y b e some others subject to the like infirrnity. T h is ■ all know is wrong. It is certainly vvretched ecc or bend down over a table and sirs read by the twinkle of a blaze from a little pot of oil, and then lie in bed two hours after the .sun is up and the whole hemisphere irradiated. L e t u.s have the bells rung then at sunrise the year round, id if w e caunotget sleep enough while it is dark, Loo beded I why then weean go t b be! mui h betterto have the bell.’; ru)3g at sui ai liiiic at night .—Augusta Journa -set. How unrise than . work which 1 have pre- ig o f about 400 pages, and divided -Salem Gazelle. Curious Icela'i have a curious cu! ndic CiL-tom. istom, and a ii T h e Icelanders most effectual one, lich 1 believe state it is utterly impossible that they c either backward or forward, one pulling one way and the other the other; and therefore, if disposed to move at all, it will be only in a circle, and oven then there must be an agreem ent to turn liicir heads the same way, [From ihe Commercial A d v e r tiser.] York and E r ie B a it R o a d .— W c nnflcr- liat the Engineers o f the New Y o rk and Eric R a il R o a d are ac tiv e ly engaged, and w ill prepare thirty or more niiics of tile Road for coMract at several points along the line, a s soon a s it can be done, which will probably be in the month of July. And when prepared^ a particular notice o f tbe day and place for letting the gi-ading, and preparing all know is wrohg. It is certainly vvre''tched econ- the bed o f the Road, will be given. T h e y will also miles more are prepared, they same to contractors, so as to set di ed miles o f the Road under at l e ^ \ one hun- ihis season. storm—as-for c.vaniple, the tumult of a battle—a fire in tlie prairie—a hurricane in the heavy woods—a Equal­ lin g child, or a scolding wife.

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