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in th davs;of bW, .when.;! he nf i
!.' ; .....i.t ",! ;tK lianas oil thf lord of
rL- t pmtieror: Ou as he
i :i ...J miiuurl imnn hit nmtr.
fOnrDIS COUCH n imuwu;uj.u.i iii
tv.'hh: his. heart was elated be
Unll nifasurr.al .lift said Vth himself,:
jt! happened xne morning after he had
has said untohim.N.elf, lihat the emperor
krtas, ;hud sithimdnjng his huntsmen andj
! v ti friends!, hastened- to i chase, t he vi Id
jrf r of the'forVsf. The'chase Was long
riti sxvi 11, nd the sti n was high in the
pjivens, when Jovinian reined up his
Kffsc on lb hank of a clear, bright stream,
'ihkt ran through Uhe fertile country on
SjMch-his palace sfood. lAllured by the
refreshing tfppearahce of the; stream, he
iade his attend ant is abide still, whilst he
'sought a secJiidVd Jpbol beneath some wil
Jowxvhere he might bathe unseen,
j; H vliempecor hastened to the pool, cast
foff his garments, and revelled ir -the re--
fresning -cooine. oi me vairi.
whiUt he thus hajhed, a person" like to
Bilifrinjormvin figure and in vjdee, a p.
pmached the river's ban k, arraying him
Self unpetceived in ih imperial garments,
and then sprang on Jovinians hdrse, and
rode to meet the huntsmen, who, deceived
bytheJikenrs and the dress, obeyed his
Commands, nnu-iouoxvcu tneir new em
betor to the palace gates.
Juvinian at length quitted! the water,
and bought in eVery direction for his a
harel and hi horse, but could not find;
ihrm.' i He called Wioud for his attendants
tut they Jienjrd him not, being a ready in
Attendance on tliirlnlse emperor. And
JoVitnan regarded) his nakedness and said
"'Miserable man that 1 am! tat whatj rt
tale am 1 reduced I! Whither shall I go
IWho will rebeive me in this 'iJliuht T.i
iethink me. there a is knight hf reaboutl
fi horn l v have advanced to gret honor
iJlu ill fcerk him, and with his assistanc
rifRain my plce and punish the person
ihnlhas done me; this wrong." I
I JVhked Atkd aliame'd, Jovinian .soiich
the gate of the ktwght's ensile, ahdi(nock
rd.loudly at the wicket.
Who art thou, and what dost thou
jek'?' asked the? rrurter, without unclos
itigthHatel ,f I ; '
Open, open, sirrah 'replied the 'env
fKfor, withtedouliled knqeksonthe wickei .
j "Jti the; iiarn:';o( won Jerf frieiid. wh
tit thou ?" $niil the old portpr ak lie opei .
Ht the 'gate; and kaw the stranMigure 1 1
! iVEXr A CHECK V rOS ALL TOV- r:.- ' - , IWCLSKS
BUUNEE. & JAME
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Jttori 4 Proprietors.
A CHECK CPOK ALL TOVS.
t IS SAFE.1
Dtt THIS, ATD LlBESTT
NEW i SERIES.
NUMBER 27jfcF .VOLUME III.
SALISBURY, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER30, 1846.
at ihe Emneror's words, sougni his mas
ier, ana aeiivereu jovinmuo iwcaage to
hirk 4 M 'I '.i-.. :;;J'l:'ix,fe'
Bring in jthe. rooM rnan said the!
dujke ; prad venture he is majd " 4' i
So l rley brought Jovinian intc the dukes
gfeat Hall, and Ithe duke looked on bimj
but knew him hot. And wheti Joviniani
reiterated his story, and spoke angrily un
tol the duke, be pitied j him. f Voor mad
lelloWi" said ihe good ddke. "ii have iust
now returned from the palace, where 1
lejlt the very lEmperor thou assumest jtr
bf. Take himi to the iruard-hiiuse. WPerl
haps a lew play's close con nement ort
bread and water may coolt his heated
bifain. j Go, poor fellow; J pity thee T. j
jSo the servants did as theif lord cpm
rnan(ed, and tf)ey fed Joviniapon brVatj
H ild wttr. iind after a time4furned birrt
out of the castle ; for he still said he, was
the Emperor. '
j Sorely and ; bitterly did the emperor
.weep and bevail his miserable fate, when
the servantSklrova him Irorrt the castle
gate, j u Alas,Hlasr he exclaimed in his
misery, " what hall I do, $nd whither
s(mll I Tesort? Even the good duke knew
me nOt, but regarded me asia poor mad
man.' ! Cornell will seek my! own palace.
and discover myself to my wife. Surely
sne win Know me at least. I
i Who art; thou poor man'?" asked the
kingV porter of him when he stood before
the palace-gate, and would have entered
i;hou oughtest to know! me, replied
ovinlan, "seeing thou hast served me
these;filteen years. ! ; vi
feieryed you, you dirty fellow," reioined
the pbrter. I serve the Emperor. Serve
you, d'ndeedj H
" 1 am the! Emperor. Post thou not
know: me ? Come, my gootj fellow, seek
the empress, ?ind bid her, br he sign of
the three moles on the Emperor's breast,
send rne here; the imperial frobes, which
M)me 'fellow stole whilst I was bathing."
If a I ha ! fellow ; w-ell,you are roy
ally mad. Why the Emperor is at dinner
wiih his wife; Well, well, hi do thv bid-
dingif it behut to have thh whipping of
mee aiterwarilslor an impudent madman.
Threie moles on the Empteror's breast !
iuw ; royally j.thou shalt be beaten, my
Irieiiil." I f 'i
Wshen the porter told thej empress what
the poor madman at the fate had said.
she held down her head, arid (said, with a
sorro wkil voice, unto her lord, " My good
lord! and king, here is a fellow at the pal-
acejgate that hath sent uhtb me, and bids
me ;by those Isecret signs known only to
thou and. rne, to send hira the imperial
robe's, And vyelcome him as my husband
and my sovereign." f
When thej fictitious emperor heard this,
he bade theiattendants bring in Jovinian.
And lo, as he entered the hall, the great
wolf-hound, that had slept at his feet for
years, sprang from his lair, and would
haye pulled him down, had not the atten
dants prevented him; whjlst the falcon,
that had sat on his wrist in many a fair
day!s hawking, broke her jesses, and flew'
our! of the hall : spchangell was Jovinian
the Emperor. j
f Nobles and friends," said the new cm.
peror, "hear ye what I will ask of this
UK etnttertir liftVirM tt t lir J..lll
.-y ..... -
II Who -am. J. askest thou, sirdih? I am
the. miMMor. Go. tell thv master Jt.vii
tan 1 is at his gate, and bid him bring forth
ta hor.se and some, raiments, to sunnlv
l . r : ' 1 w rj
all his aJt-
those that I have' been deprive!
"Unseal," reigned the nort
the emperor ! Why th
rov rod e u p t o 1 Jj e cast I e, with
tf ndants, and honored mv mas
ting with' him at rneai in the great hull.
Thoo the empe.rpr ! a very pretty emp'
Kicindeed ; faugh. I'll tell my m ister whjft
you say,. and he jwill soon -fiiid out wheth
er you are, mad. drunk, or a thief."
v The porter, greatly enraged, went and
told his lord hour that a naked ftjllow sto0d
at the gate, calling himselfthe! empenir,
and klemaniling clothes and a good steHd.
r" Bring the fellow in." said ihe knight.
k Sb they' brought in Jovinian, and (le
stood before the lord of the, castle, and a
gain declared himself to be the emperor
Jovinian. Loud laughed the knight to Uie
emperor. - ' ! -
- What thou my ' lord ihe r emperor 1
art mad. g.iod fellow ? Come give h(m
Riy old chmk,fit .will keep hi in from the
l et t
,-. e.s sir knig,t," replied Jovinian. jf I
arn 1 thy etnperW, who atfvhricrd thee to
great honor and wealth, and will shortly
punish ihee for thy presentj conduct," !
Scoundrel H sahl jhe knight, now fin
raged beyond ajl bounds, j traitor 1 thou
the emperor; ay, of beggars! and Ibqls.
AVhy.did not my lord but lately sit with
me in my hall, and taste of my poor cheer?
nnoTdid not he bid me ride with him to his
(pnlace-gate, whence I am hilt now fe-
,uru 1 ruui, 1 pmeu inee oeiore, now
lee, thy villainy, Go, turn the fellow
out, and flog him from the castle-ditchjto
the rivrr-sfde. ;
s And thrt people did as the knight coin
manded them. So when they ceased from
"ffging the efnperor. he. sat him downjon
te grass, and covered hirn. Vith the tat
Jerrd robe, and cornmunett on his own
' "Oh, my God !" said Jovinian, for Tie
now thought of other gods but himselfj--
. i l pos$ihle that 1 have dome to such a
state orimisrv and that, thrcugh the n-
f.ral1t,rw.?f fnp whom I liav.j rai$ed so
ntghil And at he. tKunY!.- l. ft.!., k,
not;orhis oxnj iniirat it ude to his (Jodj
through whomalone all p, inc. s reign a1nd
Uve And now.hehroodedover vengearjee
.-'Ay, said he, as he fell ,hr sore wekls
miiishncK from the Km.,r.,; L...J 1
vvill b, avrbg.. When h, J.'
he shnll know hal hp whni . c
w 1 - tl(
awav. i;ome. 1 xvi 11 kpl- 1
uiv rtuiesi counsellor : nr will
"his sovereign and gladly aid' him in
catamite 7 Aiwi i.iik
rapped his cloak round himJnnd
the house' of t he good dukej.
1. . i -
I I.fliit l.rf my. n
pea. him why? h knocked a id who
t. i ' . f :t
uae S nal;iriL anil itik
Ket.and 4eeinW!a halcl ,tli
iir f -n,r- Pl'cd the emperor, "I Km
nian. , 1 i liavc i been robbed of nv
coihes whilvt '.l. .....
t 9,Pparel save this rajr-ecl cilia k. ami nn
rnorp and mpre
. And the nobles boxved assent, whilst the
emperor asked of Jovinian his name, and
hi?t business with the empress.
Askest thou me who 1 am. and where
fore.I am come ?" replied jfovinian. M Am
not J thy emperor, and the lord of this
hotise and this; realm ?" f
-l'liese our ncfbles shall decide," re
plied the nexv king. Telljitie noxv, which
of' us twain is your emperor ?"
And the nobles ansxvered with one ac-f
coird : " Thou dost trifle xvith us, sire. Can
xve do,ubt that thou art our emperor, xvhom
xve have krioxvn from his hildhood ! A
for this base felloxv, xve know not who he
is." p . ( ;
And with one accord the people cried
out .against Jovinian that (he should be
punished. : - j
On this the usurper turned to the em-!
press of Jovinian -Tell me," said he,
"on thy true faith, knowestthou this man
who calls himself emperorjof this realm ?"
And the empress answejred Good my
lord, have not thirty years passed since 1
first: knew thee, and became the mother of!
our children ? Why askest thou me of
this felloxv ? and yet it dolj 'surprise mej
hoxv he should knoxv xvhati hone save you
andi Lean know ?" I
Then thej usurper turned to Jovinian, j
and( xvith a harsh countenance rebuked;
his presumption, and ordered the execu-j
tioiiers to dj-ag him by the feet bhorses!
until he dietl. This said he before all his
court ; but he sent his serxlant to the Jail-!
erl and commanded him tol scourge Jovin-i
iani and for this once to Set him free.
The deposed emperor desired death.;
Why," said he to himselfj f should I now!
live? my friends, my dependants, yea, e-j
verithe partner of my bed shuns me, and!
1 am desolate jamong the whom my!
bodnties hajkre raised. Come, I will seek
thgood priesto whom Ijso often have
laid open mxj most secret faults: of a
surety, he vlf remember ie.M
j Noxv, thtj good priest ltfeH in a small
cell; high to a chapel, about a stone's cast
from the palace gate ; and when jovinian
knocked, tlje priest being engaged in read
ing; answered from within! NVho is theret
why trouhlcst thou mefll !1
"lam the emperor Jovinian ; open the
window, I would speak to thee replied
the! fugitive. Mi . .
r -' Immediately the narroxv window of the
cell was opened, and the priest. looking
out, saw no one save the poor half-clothed
jovinian. "Depart irom me, tnou ac
cursed thing" cried the priest ; thou art
not our good lord the emperor, but the
foul fiend himself, the great tempter." j
i Alas, alas 1" cried Jovinian.4 to what
fate am I reserved, that; even my own
good priest despises me. Ah me, I be
think me in the. arrogance off my heart
I called myself a god : the xveight of my
sin is grievous unto me. Father, good fa
ther, hear the sins of a mise fable peni
tent." ; . ''
Gladly did the priest listen to Jovinian;
and xvhen be had told him all his sins.he
good priest comforted the penitent, and
assured him of God's mercy, if his repen
tance was sincere. And so it happened
that on this a cloud seemed Jo fall from
belbre the eyes ol the priest; and when
he again looked on Jovinian he knexv him
to be the emperor, and hej pitied him,
clothing him xvith such poor garment as
he had, and went with him to the palace
gate. I j
The porter stood in the gateway, and,
as Jovinian and the priest drexv near, he
made a loxvly obeisancej and opened, the
gate for the emperor. ".Dost thou khox;
me ? asked the'emperorL I I
Very well, my lord." replied the j' ser
vant ; u but I wish that you; had not! left
the palace.", i i
i- So Jovinian passed on to the hall of his
palace; and as he went, rill the nobles
rose and boxved to the emperor ; for the
usurper was in another apartment,! and
the nobles khexv again the face of Jovin
ian. h !
But a certain knight passed into the pre
sence of the! false emperor. " My lord,"
said he, ,4 there is one in the great hall to
xvhom all men boxv, for he so much rp-
sembleth you that xve knoxy not which js
Then said the usurper to the empress,
"Go and see if you knoxv this man."
"Oh, my good lord," said the empress,
xvhen she returned from the hall, " Whom
can I believe ? are there,! then, txvo Jo
I will myself go and determine," re
joined the usurper, as be took the ernpress
by t he hand, and leading her into the great
hall, and placed her on the tlione beside
Kinsfolk and nobles," said the usur-
per, " by the oaths y? haxe sxvorn, deter
mine betxveen me and thife man.
And the empress ansxvered, " let me.as
in duty bound, speak first. Heaven be
my xvitness, I knoxv not which is my lord
and Jiusband. U
And all the nobles said the same.
Thereupon the feigned Jovinian rose
and spake : :
Nobles and friends hearken ! that man
is your emperor and your master: hear
ye him ; knoxv that he did exalt himself
above that xvhich was right, and made
himself equal unto God. Verily he hath
been rexvarded : he hath I suffered much
indignity and wrongs and, of God's will,
ye knexv him not ; he hath repented of his
grievious sin, and the scdurge is noxxr re
moved ; he has made sueh satisfaction as j
TREATY WITH THE WINNEBAGOES.
: The Delegation of Winnebago Indians, hav
ing at length concluded a Treaty with the Uni
ted States Commissioners, have departed for
their! homes. Te general provisions pf the
Treaty, as stated by the Union, are as follows :
" The Winnebagoes quit claim to the United
States all the territory xvhich they noxv inhabit,
and to which they have the full title of occupan
cy. This tract embraces about 1.500,000 acres.
In addition to this, the Indians cede all the title
facts in natural history.
r i 1
J BY rHOFEISOR MAPEV
fluid will rise t t:ie u
p. T'u:: !
I mention these facts only in the hope of
shoeing lhat there is pleasure in studying the
sciences, and when x? come tol natural history
xve shall find the stud of that stilf more amus
ing. The animal and regetable worlds are
well worthy of obserTaiion. Probably you all
know what is meant hj a cycloid. I If xve make
a spot on the periphery of a wheeL travelling on
1 a plane, the figure which tht (ni Amr',Km
I which !thev claim to between '2.000,000 and ! tj V. .u - 1 . ...
. oftftA!flA..f., u: u l"u- ...ci? mo ngure in which a
1 M,uuV)VVii vi oivic iiiuic, uriiig iwc iiiii iu use j .
Ihe same as a hunling ground. J his treaty,
body can be moved xith so much velocity and
such regularity of speed, not even the straight
line. Mathematicians discovered thU not ma
ny years ago ; but Niture's God taught U to the
eagle before mathematics were invented ; and
when the eagle pounces on bis prey he de-
senbes the Pgure of a cycloid.
A globe placed in water or in air in moving
meets with resistance,' and its velocity will be
retarded. If you alter the globe to the form of
an egg, there will be less resistance. And then
there is a form called the solid of least resist-
ance, which mathematicians studied for many
years to discover ; and, when they had dlscor.
ered it, they found they had the form of a fish's
head 1 Nature had " rigged out " the fish xvith
just such a figure. ;
The feathers of birds, and each particular
part of them, arc arranged at such an angle as
to be most efficient in assisting flight. The hu.
man eye has a mirror,on xvhich objects are re
flected, and a nerve by which these reflections
are conveyed to the brain, and thus we are en
abled to take an interest in the objects which
pass before the eye; Now, xvhen the eye is too
convex, xve use one kind of glasses to correct
the fault ; and if it be not convex enough, or if-
we wish to look at objects at a different dist
ance, xve use glasses of entirely another descrip
tton. ; i
But, as birds cannot get spectacles, Provi
dence has given them a method of supplying the
deficiency. They have the power of contract
ing the eye, of making it more convex, so as to
sec the specks xvhich float in the atmosphere,
and catch them for food; and also of flattening
the' eye, to see a great distance, and observe
whether any vulture or other enemy is threaten
ing to destroy them. In addition to this, they
have a film or coating which can suddenly be
thrown down over the eye to protect it; lie-
cause at the velocity at which they fly, and with
the delicate texture'of their eye, the least speck
of dust would act upon it as a penknife thrust
into the human eye. This film is to protect the
eye, and the same thing exists to some extent
jn the eye of a horse. The horse has a large
eye, very liable to take dust. This coating, in
the horse's eye, is called the haw, or third eye
lid, and if you will watch closely you may see
it descend and return with electric velocity. It
clears axvay the dust and protects the eye from
j injury, If the eye;should catch cold, the haw
hardens and projects, and ignorant persons cut
it off, and thus destroy this safeguard.
You all know if you take a pound of iron and
make of it a rod.a loot long, what xveight it will
support. But if it be a hollow rod, it will sup
port a weight many times greater than before.
Nature seems to have taken advantage of this
also long before the mathematicians had discov
ered it, and all the bones of animals are hoHow.
The bones of birds are large, because they must
be strong to move! their large wings with such
velocity ; but they: must also be light in order to
float easily on the air. Birds also illustrate an
other fact in natural philosophy. If you take
a bag, make it air; tight, and put it under water,
it will support a large xveight, say a hundred
pounds. But twist! it, or diminish the air in it,
and it will support no such weight. Now a bird
has an air bag.- When he xvishes to descend
hecompresses it, apd falls rapidly; xvhen he
would lise he increases it, and floats with ease.
He also has the power of forcing air into the
hollow parts of the body, and ihus to assist his
flight. The same 'thing may be observed in
fishes. They also have an air bag to enable
them to rise or sink in the water till they find
their proper temperature.
If they wish to rise they increase il ; if they
wish to sink they compress it, and down they go.
with that entered into last spring xvith the Pot-
tawatamies, extinguishes all Indian title what-
soever to lands comprehended in the new State '
of Ioxva. ! The Indians are to remove from the !
lands thus ceded within one yar. Whatsoev.
er obstacles their presence might therefore pre
sent o the growth of the population and the
development of the resources of the State of
Iowa! are thus effectually removed.
' " In consideration of this cession of lands on
the; part of th Indians, the Government of the
United States undertakes to assign to them a
suitable tract of land west of the Mississippi for
their jiiew homes. Of the fund xvhich the treaty
stimulates to be paid to them, a very considera
ble proportion is, by the terms of the treaty, to
be expended under the direction of the Presi
dent itbtL theirj improvement in the arts and oc
cupations of cizdized lite. A sum is set apart
for the establishment of manual labor and
schools among them. To maintain these es
tablishments among the different tribes, some
80,000 per annum are, we believe, already ap
propriated by the treaties of 1832 and 1837.
The! additional allowance made for this olyect
by the present treaty will secure to the Winne
bagoes great facilities for education and im
provement. A portion of the fund is also set
apart for the purpose of breaking up and fenc
ing ihe ground in the nexv territory to which
the Indians are'to remove. A commencement
of agricultural operations will thus be made a- j
mong them, which it is hoped they may be in
duced to continue. Another considerable por
tion: of the consideration money named in the
treaty is to remain in the hands of the Govern
ment, at an interest of five per cent., to he paid
annually to the Indians, for their use and bene
fit through a period of thirty years. Indeed,
through all the provisions of the treaty, the pur
pose; has been kept steadily in view so to pay
and distribute the sum stipulated to the Indians
for their lands as best to secure their comforta
ble subsistence, and to open to them as far as
possible opportunities for improvement."
Ml GENERAL KEARNEY.
Hi' - :
! The Albany Argus says: ;
! The Conquest of New Mexico. We
pjuhHshed yesterday the proclamation of
Com. Sloat, of the U. S. naxral force in the
Pacific, and we folloxv it to-day with the !
proclamation of Gen. Kearney, general- !
irt-chief of the U. S. army in New Mexico,
and noxv the declared governor of that
new American territory.
M These are documents of the highest
interest and importance. Those who read
them nd xvho will not? will perceive
that they not only place these important
movements on the true ground, but are
conceived and uttered in a right spirit.
The largest immunities and rights of citi
zenship thej)erfect enjoyment of every
civil and religious privilege are guaran
tied to the people of Nexv Mexico, and
they enter the. Union upon the basis of
man can make. Hear ye him, obey him." I aiuy ana justice xvmcn is so ciear anu
As the feigned emperor! thus addressed j significant a feature of a democratic form
the astonished nob es. his features seemed ! ol ! 6 eminent
illuminated xvith a fair and spiritual light,
his imperial robes fell from otf hirri, and
be stood confessed before the assembly an
angel of God, clothed in ixvhite raiment.
And, as be ended his speech, he bowed
his head, and vanished from their sight.
Jovinian returned to his throne, and for
three years reigned with jo much mercy
and justice, that his subjects had no cause
to regret the change of their em peror. :
j$o ! they have entered the Union, haxe
? We should be glad to knoxv' on
xvhat terms; whether as States or as ter
ritories ; and under what clause of the
Constitution. ' With regard to that instru
ment, it was a fundamental rule with the
Democrats of 98, that xvhatever poxver
xvas not expressly given, was tacitly xvith
hebl. ".Mois nous avon, change tout cela.''
asjiVIoliere's doctor said, when his patient
And it came to pass, .after the space of fold him he thought the heart xvas on the
three years, the same angel appearen: to
him in a dream, and xvarped him of jhis
death. So Jovinian dictated his troublous
life to his secretaries, that it might remain
as a xvarning unto all men against xvorld
ly pride, and an incitement to the perfor
mance of our religious duties. And xvhen
he had so done, he meekly! resigned him
self, and fell asleep in death.
Doings of the Mob in Nauvoo. If the ac
counts from this unfortunate Ciity be true and
ihey are from and. Mormons the existing state
of things are to be deprecated -by every citizen.
Many of those who participated in the doings
about Nauvoo are censuring inlstrong terms the
conduct of that portion of the mob xvho remain
in the city of Nauvoo. The driving off the new
citizens and lefusing to suffer them to return
the ducking in the river of xvhom they please
the breaking open of houses and ransacking
them the searching of inhabited houses, &c,
to say nothing of the report of robberies, has
completely cured some of theif strong sympa
thies for the mobocratsJ It is said, with what
degree of truth we; know not, that Gov! Ford
is about to interfere and put an end to mob rule
in that devoted rity. & : ; j
,. 'J ;jir-rt
Monterey, now in) possession of
Gen. Taylor, is the capital oflhet State
of New Leon. It is on ther Femantjo riv
eryahout 220 miles frbirii jits moujh. It
has well-paved streets japjd mostly one
story "stone buildings.. TH population ls
aboutHiSj,GOO, and the Ciityls :ituated on
t he mai n ( ravel ling! feuieffrbrn t he Rio
! Grande'to! the" City ofcMefcjco '4,
I e It side. " it used to ne so ; out we
(meaning the Drs. of the nexv school to
xvhich xve belonged) have altered all
We are somewhat old-fashioned, and do
not exactly understand the new readings
of jthe Constitution. One clause reserves
oCongress the power of admitting new
States. Do General Kearney and Com
modore Sloat, according to nexv construc
tion, claim to be Congress?
this : and when he comes to tic t
honeysuck!e,and finds that he car.
sweet nnUer at the , bottom, he .
body, shuts up the floxver, ar..l
the air, and so possesses LimM'U . ,
and honey of the flower. ; The feel i
lizards arc constructed on a sirm' ir! ;
and they thus walk with case on gh
mg. Their feet arc made s as to t
cuum beneath them, and so they Lav i
sure of the atmosphere, fifteen pour
square inch, to enable the m to I. ! .
cat has the tame power to ale3 cxi:
Plants require the sunlight, and sc:
turn themselves toward the sun r!s
round from east to west. I The sur.f
ibis, and so does a.field of clover. V
though we have not yet got at t! 1
them, are still extremely intcrestir -You
all know that if a' hollow 1 ;.
with a gas lighter than the air, it v
floaty axvay. This Tact is beautifur. v c
iu Nature. The farina. or i:npre- ,
of plants, are liule balls, extreme)
filled with light gas. They are L' ,
the plant, and. by falling upon the
impregnates it. Nature has so arrar -the
unctuous matter, which causes tie i
nating parts of plauts to' attach lo u'L r
occurs at precisely the fame .time In r
female plants. Thus, if the fari&a f.
male plant hit the male, it does net "zil..
if it hii the female, it does attach , 1'
burst, but they are fastened and ta! t
This impregnation often takes'plac 1 -distant.
In raising Indian corn V ;
have noticed that a single hill of y j t
be scattered to a-long distance : t: r,
The Virginia creeper thro xvs out
the form of a foot, with! five toes ; ea
a large number of "hairs or spine, !.
tering the small openings of brick c r V
and hold on; but when decaying, i
i and ihe plant falls off. The Van ill .
est indies einilats a similar ccr .r
cept that it winds itself around ct!. r
The gastric juice is worthy of f c:;
a tasteless, colorless, inodorous, lirn; ' :
water, and is adapled in dlfTorci.t .
different purposes. In the hyena at. 1
1 ?. 7 ! , . 1 1
niverous animais, 11 win uissuitc live
xv:ll dissolve dead flesh. Thes? ere:.'
live upon other animals, and even 1
luble in their gastric juice, xvhilcj it
solve vegetables, at, all. On the c
some animals live entirely on vej
their gastric juico will not dissolve r.
We cannot-alter the nature tf .in
changing its food. It will still IV.
family. In this particular becs, an
structed. When ther lose their q :
if you prestnt another to'tbcm
lour nours, iney win rroi accept jo; 1.
l a -1 ""I. m v rrC 1 4 ! t n iff mn i 1 ' . . t
fore it has become a flier, ami i t .1
a particular food, and treating ft in
way ; and when it leaves the grub j
comes a queen bee, and they a'v
themselves to be governed by her.
The habits of ants are extreuv 1 v
We all have beard of ant hoK?c,
twenty feet in diameter, filled wit!
rooms of great size and strength,
beaver dams are constructed upon
chanical principles. 1
In some insect species, the tm1.
while the females have none, j Ti .".
with the gloxv-worm, and the ftuna!
perty of emitting a phosphoresce:
were it not for this the gentleman
would never find the way to lis !
her. The ostrich, like the chpru
provided with the means of sU:irr
cannot, therefore, hatch her
them in the hot sand and leaves N
them for her. Some birds buj' J n
the cuckoo, xvhich deposites jher i
nests oi omer. oiras ; oui nv e.uu.
xvays to select the nests of birds t!
shaped like her own, for then she i-
young will have the same kinj ci :
herself would procure. '
a t.i: r u n: r
e arc iuiui iticu ut i 11 iciui ui
has just returned from a plea
sioh to Coil loo. and adiacent
our sea coast, that one of )iis r.
engaged in hunting on the ab;
island, perceived at a distance,
protruding above the groUnJ, ;
approaching and removing t!
proved to be a quarter cask v
being imbedded in the earth, v.
difficult to move. The finilcr'
tion was at once raised to l'.
r ri tn rimoress his air bar?, and bursts it : , t . r -1j :.
All itiiui . .v. (. D '
then down be goes to the bottom, and there re-
for the rest of his life. Flounders and
Sometimes the fish in sinking makes too strong j
pitch he fancied that it xps
gold, and had been buried there I
mains tor iu u ..unuu. , . r,;ral:.-i rr: he va ;
,ome other fish hate no air bag. and so .bey hc cxclaimedt . jt h
are "never found switiming on the surface, but j J , . .... t
De DOrn IUCAJT luait a iijimu.i.4ii
-ery grains of sand seemed! ch :
r, H tn . mn.1 ov.Pt Ih KIT. 1 nil U'luh tO KnOW I UIHKO v ' 1
A triena one aay in-f - s-p . . . r, . ... onii ;nfnrmd hi romnamoss o
I hnnrtn nnrlr I h irriiest nmouni OI buik. iuiuc f
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smallest space. The forms of cylinders leave
must always be caught on the bottom.
In ihis way are the principles of science ap-
Rum-selling brings Sorrow and Trouble. A
tavern keeper in Rensselaer co., New York,
had abandoned the traffic in Alcohol after bar.
ing; been several years engaged in it. When
ever the subject of bis selling liquor xvas refer-
redjto, be was observed to manifest feelings of
deejp regret and sorrow
quired the cause :
4 . i . aiiioii
ii ;il .11 :J L - i .n hit hi
7,i win irii -you, Hiu iik, anu oi""s , , , ,.
. . r ., , ' (!.- large spaees between them
nrcnunt hnhlc he said, "here are tonj-iour t r ,
names of men who have
most of them for years thi
to mv certain knowledge
oa nrnrp I ion nf thft remaining twelve are
now living, confirmed sots! These are the
fruits of .this dreadful and degrading business-"
Who would be willing to engage ;in it for the
paltrf xva'es of a. few pence ! Can a man fol
loxv this traffic and be a christian?
. -I ii : ' : ' ' I
fortune, who in company wdh hi
ed to the spot, and after var..
1 ne, and 7'"- , large spaees between them. Mathematician, ed to the spot, and alter t?ar.
all bZn mr customers, I labored for a long time to find what figure could cask, found it to contain a prjrr.
hirty-iwoofihese inert ! be used so as to lose. no space ; and at last found j - Old Madeira." and although i.j
: now lie in the drunk- j that it was the sii.sided figure, aBd also that ' d jn ,beir rel hopes, yet by t.
ftfT Potatoes are brisk at Buffalo at twenty
cents the bushel, a price that completely puts at
three planes ending In a point formed the strong.
est roof or floor. The honey nee. ofscovereu
ihe same ihingsja good while ago. j Honey,
comb is made up of six-sided figures; and the
ropf is built with! three plane surfaces coming
to a point. f
If a flexible vessel be emptied of air, its sides
will be almost crushed togetner oy me prc.u.-
i.fl.n nf the wine on tcir
linnt. thev verv soon come o t!
sion. that they vere as rich ,ns t
We speak knowingly of II c
the wine having bad a taste ci I
ler? and from its oleaginous r
dmiht. but it was put there f
years ago by the Pirate hu.p .
found in the middle of the is! r
UriilS llip MM...., - I-"- I r r ;ry I 1 1 1 DC BIIII051 CIU3UPU tK.'MH -! r I . . ,
r :ay Uor.bf.tert crop, in .Ulktar, ( & ,irrmwg pfc. Ana.ul-. itcould not have bee nth royn.
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