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"IJfe is only to be- Talucd as H usefully employed."'
TDLIJME Il-NUHBER' 29.
; ASHEYILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, FRDAY .MORNING,' JANUARY.21, 1812.
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-'; The bashful irian. 1
The ordinary routine of a French dinner
ommenccdLgulajr-seriea .of fiori-aati
Appeared each instant at elbow: inviting us
to partake of a thousand different kinds of
wine, under- strings ot names which I no
more understand than their composition, or
they my gauchenet. Resolved to avoid all
further opportunities for displaying my pre
dortrfiittin irart7 1 sat in llio DintnvWrim.
...silence, saying out to every thing that was
offered to mo and eating with the most de
voted application, till my fair neighbor j
" tired with my taciturnity and her own, at
length herself began a conversation by en
quiring h6w IWas pleased with the opera.
I was just raising a largo morsel of potatoe
to ..my mouth,, and in? order to reply as
quickly as possible, lliastily thrust it in,
; J intending to swallow it as hastily. Ilea,
vena 1 it was as hot as burning javin " What
could I doT . The lady's eyes were fixed
upon me, waiting a reply to her question
my mouth was in flame. I rolled tha
burning morsel hither and thither, rocking
my head from side to side, while my eyes,
which involuntarily 1 had fixed on her,
were strained from their sockets. She re.
carded my grimaces, of the cause of which
k.jwoi ignorant, with an expression of
amazement and surprise, at which I can
laugh now when I can think of it.
, Monsieur is ill 1" at length she gently
and in an anxious tone enquired; J could
hear no more. My mouth was flaying with
intolerable pain, so quietly abandoning tlie
point, opened it to the utmost and out drop.
pedihVinfernal brand.upon.my flute Not.
the slightest tendency to risibility ruffled
' the imperturablc politeness ofthe lady. She
soothingly condoled with me iruny-miafor
tune, then gradually led the conversation to
n variety of topics, till exerting the magic
influence,' that true politeness always exer
cises, I begun to forget even try own blun
ders. Gradually my cheeks burned less
painfully, and I could join the conversation
' without the fear that every word that I uL
tered shared tho fate of tho action Tat-
temnted. I even ventured to hope, nay, to
congratulate mysclfthat the catalogue of
', calamities was completed ior tne aay,
' Let no man call himself happy before
death," said Solon, and ho said wisely.
-"nie Ides of March was fibi yet 6vorr'BeT
fore, us, stood . dish ,ot , cauliflower,, nicely
done in'butter. This I naturally enough
- toot for custard pudding,' which it sufficient
resembled. Unfortunately my. vocabulary
-was not extensive enough to embrace, all
the technicalities of tho table, and when my
fair neighbor inquired if I was fond of coiir
Jlor, I verily took it to be tho French for
custard pudding, and so high was my pane
gyric of it that my plate was bountifully
laden with it. Alas, one single mouthful
was enough to dispel my illusion. Would
io Heaven that the courflor had vanished
with it. But that remained bodily, and
now as I gazed despondently on the huge
mass that loomed almost as large and burn
ing as Vesuvius, my heart died within me.
- Ashamed to confess my mistake, though I
... could as? readily hate swallowed an equal
quantity of soft soap, I struggled manfully
oft against tho mountainous heap at Us baso
and shutting my eyes and opening my
r-mouth to inhale-as large-masses as I eould
' Without stopping to- taste it. "But rny sto.
, mach soon began intelligibly ooueb4 in.
limate its inteivtion to-admii-naHorof the
, nauseous stranger beneath its roof, if not
even expelling that which a
an unwelcome admission.
The seriousness of the task I had tinder
taken, and the resolution necessary to cxe
. cute it, had given an earnestness jnd ra.
, pidity to my exertions which appetite could
-not have inspired, when my plate having
got somewhat over the edge of the tablo,
upon my leaning forward tilted tip, and
down slid the disgusting mass into my lap.
My handkerchief, unable to bear so weighty
a load, bent in its turn, and a great pro
portion of it landed safely in my hat. The
plate instantly righted itself; as I raised
my person and seeing as I glanced my eye
round the table that no one had noticed mv
t disaster ,1 1 inwardly congratulated myself
.t.4 .1 JmMAK2a ....... . .,
mat uiu iiausvuus ucvcruuou nus so nappuy
disposed of- - Resolved not to be detected,
I"insUntIy rolled my handkerchief, with its
contents, and whipped it into my pocket."
- The dinner table was at length deserted
. for the drawing room where coffee and li
. quors were served. ' M can while I had sought
out what I considered a safe hiding place
tot my hatr beneath a chair in the dining
room, for I dare not carry it any loriirer in
rny hand, havirigi first thrown a morsel of
paper, to hide the, cauliflower, should any
one chance in seeking for his own bat, to
look into mine. :
- On my return to' the drawing"'room, I
chaooad. again to be seated iy tho lady by
Whom I had sat at the tabte. Our conver-
sation was resumed, and we were in the
midst or an animated discussion, when a
hoge spider was seen running up her arm,
, Take it offtake it off," she ejaculated
in a terrified voice.
I was nlways afraid of spiders; sot to
a void" touching him with my hand, I caught
my pocket handkerchief Irom my pocket
and clapped it nt once upon the miscreant
who was already mounting over her tern-
fles with rapid strides, Gracious Heavens!
had forgotten the cauliflower ' which was
how plastered over her faco like an emo
lient poultice, fairly killing the spider and
blinding an eye of, tho ludy while little
streamlets of soft butter glided gently down
her neck and bosom. '" ' "- ' ."
' ' Mon dieu IMon dleuT,T exclaimed the
" Mon dieut" was re-echoed from every
person s mouth
-r-- Haveyotrcut-yotrrliand ?vinqutfed oner
V INo! no ! thespider-Monsteur is kill-
ing the spider. - -
" What o quantity of entrails !" ejacule.
ted an astonished Frenchman, unconciously
to himself. - . '
Well might he be astonished, the spray
rrtTteexccraorervegrraohr tmti spotW-w
dress from head to foot. For myself, the
momefnt the accident occurred,' 1 had me
chanically returned my handkerchief to my
pocket, but its contents remained.
What a monster must it have been,"
observed a young lady, as she helped to re
lieve my victim Irom her cruel situation,
" I doclare I should tliink he had been liv
ing. on cauliflower. " - -
At that moment 1 felt some one touch
me : and turning, I saw my companion who
had come with me.
" Look at your pantaloons," ho whis
pered. Already half dead with the confusion and
disaster 1 had caused, I cast my eyes upon
my once white dress, and saw at a glance
the hoirible extent of my dilemma I had
been setting on tho fated pocket and had
crushed ou the liquid bultei , and the soft,
paste-like vegetable, which bedaubed and
dripped down them, till it seemed as if it
were actually dissolved in my pantaloons.
Martin? from thm utat, 1
place Where I had left my hat ; but before I
could reach it, a sudden storm of wrath was
heard at tha door.
-"Sart bctcraac-Teitho-r-in -the-first
syllable being made to roll like-, watch
man a rattie, mingled with another epithet
nnd-rmrne that an angry FTenchman never
spares, was heard rising like a fierce tem
pest w ithout the door. . suddenly tncre was
a pause; a gurgling souna, as oi one swau
lowing involuntarily and the storm of
wrath again broke out with redoubled fury.
I seized my hat. and opencd the door, and
the Whole matter was at once explained;
we had exchanged hats and there he stood,
the soft cauliflower gushing down his cheek,
blinding his eyes, filling his mouth, hairj
must'ichios, ears and whiskers. Never
shall I forget that spectacle1. There ha
stood as;ideAljke the Colossus, and stOPpt
Trig igontiy forward, h'i3 eye forcibly closed,
his arms drooping out frorri his body,' and
dripping cauliflower and butter from every
pore.- - ::;
I staid no longer ; but retaining his hat, I
rushed from tho house, jumped into a-1 fia
acre1 and arrived safely homo, heartily re
solving, that to my last hour, I would never
again delivers letter of introduction.
Mark tho character bf every associate ;
look into it with a penetrating eye, and if
you see tnc cqumorium oi uis inmu uugiu
ning to fall on the sido of immorality and
vice, forsake his company instantly7 lest
you bo assimilated ino his practices, and
be drawn imperceptibly . into those paths
which you now detest and abhor. Yield
but once to the tempter and a thousand
chance8to one that you aro undone. The
principles that have beerunculoated injchild
hood, and followed up day by day, and year
by . year 3'iirjbe ; forsaken, and the gray
hairs of those who have loved andcherislicd
yotrwilrlie brought 1n; sorrow to the grave.
Pcrha psyotrthink tho" language of thoRCT
who address you is too strong that their
fears are groundless. Can it be? An an-
get's eloquence could not be too powerful,
when such a gem as the immortal mind is
at stake. Were you trembling on the vergfe
of a crumbling precipice, you might well
say, that strong exertions in your behalf
were vain nnq futile. It is not your body
alone that is in jeopardy. It is the unseen
principle within : the spark -Iit up by the
Deity himself, which the Atlantic cannot
quench, nor the Alps conceal. They con.
sider no exertion too great on their part to
save the gem untarnished as immaculate
and bright as when it came from its Creator;
that when it bursts away fjom its frail cas-
ket it may wing its way to' holier worlds to
shine with increasing splendor when the
universe is blotted from existence." We
appeaHp you7 young men, ""and ponder the"
question well, can yod be too careful of en
teririginto temptation?. Turn aWay with
disgust from the appearance of evil Par
ley not with iu Look from it, and you Will
be safe; and many tears will be gladdened
to see you come forth into active life purin
fied by adherence to the advice of those in
whom you should put implicit confidence.
There are thirty-one hundred and twenty.
three licensed dram shops in the city of N.
York. .. h :
' ' From thq W.C. Temp, Advocate. V
(Kr An article in the October. o of the
Advocate, in Which we spoke of an Address
made to the members ofthe different cburcM
cs in North Carolina, by Rev. C. MT.
Deems, Agent for the American Bibh So
cicty, or .this State, and of the quantjtie of
Bibles which had been sent to these wes
tern counties and were now lying unattm
ded to, has called out the following lettirs.
tVith neither of tho Brethren have welhe
pleasure of an acquaintance. The frst,
Rev. SMSf. BayAJtr, we have seen oice,
and perhaps had the honor of personal in
troduction to him, but that is all. His letter
is respectful, and his suggestions as toj the
true cause of tho state of things alluded ta
by us, may, Tor aught we can now say, be
correct. We have never enquired wcth
er the Bibles belonged to a National, State
or County Society nit we kndwlsflulwo
have repeatedly seen Bibles "in diflrent
places, for more than four years last fast,
and when we enquired for' the ownership,
we were invariably informed that they be.
longed to the Bible Society;, and had been
sent tnaro ror rrtsnrouttuu. " w have more
than once, offered to buy them, or a part ol
them, in order to meet the calls made upon
us for the word of God, but have, in every
case wberewe could have got them at all,
raeehfisked neatly fifty percent, more than
what we have had to give for Bibles in New
York and Charleston, and of coursedid not
purchase. We must still believe there has
been mismanagement and culpable neglect
on the part of some person or persons, but
who, we cannot prentend to say. - We take
pleasure, however, in exempting brother
Deems, from censure in this matter as tho
time since his appointment has been too
short for him to attend to this with his other
important duties ; though we are by no
means sure that all previous Agents opera
ting in tho bounds of this State, have at.
lEflJaJ-' - 'W'anycsFTtf tficy
should have done. This is the reason why
we wished to know how long brother Defms
had been acting.
rn'referehco" to the letter ofthe Agent,
we have a few words to say. He seems
painedand surprised that we should think of
taking exceplionslo ahcoureo wTifchlhe
American Bible Society should think pro
per to persue. True our pretensions are
humble, and our sphere 61 operations quite
mitcd vertheless, we have the honor
to be a member of a christian church in N.
Carolina, and as such, upon seeing the ad
dress of tho Agent to the members of the
different churches, in this State, we con.
sidcred ourselves addressed incommon with
Others iJookei upon thaaddress as public-4
property, and felt at liberty to say what pur
judgment dictated in reference to it. The
Agent intimates that we shdujd have written
to him, to obtain theThformation we sought.
This, we did not deem ourself at " liberty to
do, as he was an entir stranger, but his
Address, was, after being printed, public
matter. A grievous evil as we considered
it existed; this was tho first time in more
than Jfour years past that we had heard of
an Agent in the State, and we considered
it proper for us to make a public expose of
the mismanagemeftt which liadaken- -place
in these regions fin order that the evil if pos
sible, might be corrected and similar-ones
in future prevented, and from he tone of
the Agent's letter, we are satisfied that so
far as ho is concerned it will be thocasep
As wo stated before, we look upon the ob
jects ofthe A merican Bible Society as wor
thy of all commendation and should be sup.
ported, by all portions of the comrhuDiiy j
but we do and expect we ever shall object
unhcsitaUngly?ilo such a course i&f busi
ness as has been pursued in some o) these
western counties. We wish, however, the
blame to rest where it is deserved and no.
where else. t
Brother M'Anally: My attention has
been called to an Editorial In tho Temper
ance Advocate, concerning C. M.F.Deems,
and the American Bible Society. Injustice
to the Agent, and the institution, I will give
you and the readers of the Advocate, the
information required. 1
In the first place, I would remark, that
it is not Mr. Deems, but brother Deems,
formerly of the New Jersey, now of the
North Cardliaa Conference. Secondly
he was appointed General Agent for the
State some time during the past summer.
Thirdly, he knows nothing about the old
worm eaten" Bibles in the western coun
ties, unless he has acquired such knowledge
recently through the Advocate. Fourthly,
he has rnever.crossedlhe JUue Ridge, but
designs in regular course visiting that por
tion of the State. I will here say that in our
estimation he isevery way worthy of your
.confidence, and should he stand among you
to plead the blessed cause of the Bible, I
ask you to greet him with a brothers wel
come. . ,
A word or two respecting tho stock of
bles in yourcountry mouldy and worm.
eaten.'" There is neglect somewhere, and
it should be known wlio is culpable.' I am
sure tliat the fact is unknown atjlhe Bible
Hoiisein New Tork." I reckon you will'
firToh examination, that those Books are
the nroocrtv of tho North Carolina Slate
Bible Society, and iuat , they were placed
with county Societies, or special Agents for
distribution, and that theso Societies, (many
of which probably perished,) are accounta
bio for tho neglect aud waste Complained
of.- Tho North Carolina State Bible Sow-
ety, though auxiliary to tfie American Bible
Society, acts independently, and operates
through its own Agents, one of whom is
now employed ih distribution, &c. in...jhe
eastern part of the tate. Brother Deems
is the Ager)t of the, American biwe society
the design of which, as you know, is not
limited to the supply of tho destitute of our
own country, bt extends its action to aid
tho Missionary in all lands, sending light
and" 1lfeTothC ends" tTtio earth. Tlie one
great object ?f this noblo society is to give
tis Bible without noto or comment the
unfettered wrd of God to all people, that
they may rc'd in their own tongue, of Christ
and Salvn'bn. To effect Mw, tho Agent
asks for inoney wherever ho goes; he sel
dom mJiS in vain, for the cause recom-
I have, written this Locausol feared that
Ob editorial alluded to, might make an im-
?ssionon some minds, hosthe to the Agent
d injurious to the Bible Society. Be as-
ired that neither the American Bible So-
ty nor its present worthy and efficient
gent, is responisble for the state of things
which you so justly complain.
Accept, my dear brother, my best wishes
your health and happiness, ana qcsires
your ministerial success. V
SAMUEL S. BRYANT, vx
IV. Carolina Conference.
' Greensboro', Doc. 10,1811.
Raleigh, Dec. 6, 1941.
Bbotheb M Anally: Upon arriving in
town to night, to attend the anniversary of
the State Bible Society, your issuu . r Uc-
tober was put into my hands. Tim di
lialiUiJ ownii j ititt pmt m iiumuie
correspondent was alludod to, was as pain,
ful B9 it was surprising. It was painful be.
cause it seemed to have been written before
you had thought much of the evil which it
would do, and which would be difficult -to
not conjecture what was tho motive which
caused you so to write. " ' ' J
Tho putblication.of lhe-axlicle, so far as
niyHrumble judgmcmT"perceives,can bo at
tended with no possible good ; and the in.
formation which you ask, might have been
obtained by private application to the Agent
The inunndo contained irrthe words " but
we most unhesitatingly object to its (the So
ciety's) manner, in some places, of doing
busines, may be in the hands of the enc
mies of God and man, a weapon to do much
injury to the cause of truth. It may be jhw.
siWc,that in your neighborhood the auxili
arks ofthe American Bible Society are not
tifficiemly flgg4 i n the tlisehar ge-f their
d ut les ; but , for this , , the, . p&tptt institution
should not be denounced.
I am grieved to know that you have ap.
plied to any Bible Society in; vain ; and if
they arc auxiliaries of tho American - Bible
Society, .and yot will report tho circum
stances, they will be corrected forthwith.
lam done. x-
To your three questions I submit thcfol
lowing respectful answers :
1. I have been engaged in this agency for
the American Bible Society, sincothc lat
ter part of Judo of this year.
2. I hate " made inquiry1' as fur as pos-
sible, " ofxheilibles-whicli aro-lyi ng mouUijaini
dcring," and have done all that I could to
have them " distributed agreeably to the
expectations 'of tha Societ j'. "
8. 1 have not ' crossed tho Blue Ridge in
this State; on the business of my agency,"
simply because I have not-had time yet. 1
commenced my operations with 'llio view of
going on to your ery town? but on my wtfy
found So tnuch to do with other auxiliaries
that I did not go farther west than Wilks
wards Kaleigh, jor the Jirst time, , in order
to be present at Uie session ol our fJonfor
ence. Next summer, if the Lord shall
spare my life, and tlie Society shall retain
my services, I hope to bo with you, and
have your assistance in awakening the peo
ple to the importance of putting tho Bible
into tho hands of every family.
The Head ofthe Church bless you, and
cause you to succeed in all your efforts to
promote the happiness of our world.
Very affectionately and respectfully, your
CHARLES M. F. DEEMS,
Agent American Bible Society.
Nine-tentbs of the miseries and vices of
mankind proceed from Idleness. With men
of quick minds, to whom it is especially
pernicious, this habit is commonly the fruit
of many disappointments and schemes oft
baffled ; and men fail in their schemes not
so much from the want of strength as from
tha ill direction of it. The weakest living
creature, by concentrating his powers on a
single object, can accomplish swncthinhf
the strongest, by dispersing bis over many
may fail to . accomplish' any thing. The
drop, by continued falling', bores its passage
through the hardest rock ; the hasty torrent
rushes over it with hideous uproar, and
leaves no trace behind. , .J . .
Damon and Pythias may stand aside:
the declaimcr gwir tlVwUy IWmmL
ship may blush and hang down their heads
the admirers of oysters will be gratified to
understand that two persons engaged in
procuring those luxuries s have outdone one
of the crack stories of antiquity, silenced
the misanthropic snarlers who seek to de.
cry tho holiest sentiment that can warm the
human heart, , and produced a scene for
which mclo-dramatic genius can scarcely
afford a paralleir Thomas Wilson and W.
Griffin were discovered about ten o clock
last night, locked in a most fraternal cm
brace, (in which, for general convenience,
a lamp post was included,) in Water street-
near Spruce. 'illold on to me mydcar
friend," said Wilson,'" we'll stand or fall
together." " United we Stand, but divided
we fal, responded Unhin, 'that s the rulo
I go by. Tom. h'a'nt you got another six-
pence 1"" Hold mo up, Bill, whilal foci
mjiy pockcla 1 jaytunt f rmndalud- glo
rious ? hie ! if wo had tother half pint
hie ! I wonder what Solomon meant when
he said -hang it, Bill, you're treading on
my corns !" ' Tom , I hope you don't think
I meant any insincwation I'll leave to the
othergentlemen you didn'lstcal my hank,
ercher, I hope I shouldn't have thought"
" Shut uxrr-youVtt blue j it's pity to
co hie ! a young man hie !-tht might
be a credit hie! them, lamps dince
around, just like jack o'-lantcrns ! There
now, I'll bet that watchman will think we're
all corned ; what a thing it is hie ! to
bo found in bad company"
The watchman had been listening to tho
greater nart of the dialogue of which I have
made a fuint sketch ; ho now drew nearerfc
and sceinit how matters stood, proceeded
to excrcisd his duties on tho violators of
street dc orum ; offering each of the gentle
men an arm.
Tuko, me watchey, and spare mv
friend.' said Wilson, " he's blue, that's all ;
he don't know no better; let him off;
hansr it I'll go his security."
'" Y' u go to grass,"" exclaimed Griffin,
' watch, (if that's your name,) I say, this
chop's gi'c'; put your grapples ou me ;
mizzle along ; I'm your man ! hie I'm
Thc.wutchman, more savage than the ty
rant of Syracuse, took both of them. On
arriving at the watchhouse, the two friends
sat in a state of stupefaction , for half an
.hoiiry.wheri. partially recovering their facul
ties, they founrthat their joint stock was
just sufficient to pay one fine. An arnica
bio dispute then aroso as to- which should
have the benefit of the moneysupposing
that he who did not pay Would have to go
to jail. Each wished to see his friend lib
erated ; each insisted on being tho only suf.
ferer himself, that the othcT might escape
with impunity. At last tho question was
decided by 'tossing up." Wilson and
Griffin are concerned in a small oyster
sloop, of which tho latter is captain, and
the former combines the duties .of mate,
cabin-boy, cook, ccc. In the Mayor's office
they discovered such a devoted earnestness
in pleading each other's cause, and in each
taking the chlire blame on hiniself,that stern
justice itself," was sensibly ' touched',' ' the
friends "were leniently dealt with, and left
the office, arm in arm, a rare example of
disinterested attachment, worthy of all im
itation. rhiL iVat. Gax. - -
Scripture axioms respecting mo-
1. Giving is the surest way of getting.
1 There is that scattcreth and yet increas-
2. God is the sovereign proprietor of
" ine silver-is mine, and the goid is
3. W e are accountable both for our own
and that entrusted to us by others.
" What hastjhpu that thou -hast not re
ccived.'V k 7"
. Thcre is judgment required in the
charitable beslqwment of it, V "
" Ho good to all, but especially to -tho
household of faith.". . - r .
fr. .TheWnrcK not
remotely or intimately connected with mo
. nuy. ' ' "' r
"The love of money is the roof of-all
-vii" . ; -
. 0. Money ought not to be made to min
ister to self-indulgence, while the interests
of religion can be promoted by means of it.
" Wo to them that live in ceiled houses,
while the Lord's house is not built."
7. The poorest hwn may give something
acceptable. " - . -.
" The poor wiSow had given all she
had." . .
8. Persons of real worth are sometimes
destitute of money.
" Then John answered, silver and gold
have I none." - - ; : ; "
0. True enjoyment is not to be found in
wealth. ' ' "
" He that loveth silver shall not be satis
fied with lilvcr." T-
lO.-Every man should - purietuatty-dis.
charge his pecuniary debts. ' .
Uwe no man any thing, but to lovo one
another." . '
V ' A
Another Mammots discovered. An
anjmal has been dug op in Big Bone Lickr'
we are informed by the Louisville Messen
ger, which measures sixty feet in length,
in height twenty feet,' and is twflvefeet
broad at the hips' It is caned tne," iven-
tuckiao." and it is said that the owners of
the " Missoonan hare concluded W give
' up their small eke'eton as a bad job.
Whliusical Instances ! JTIono
. mania. .- v . ..
The Rev. Simon Brown died with tha
Conviction that his rational soul Was anmir'
hilated by a special fiat ofthe Divine' will 1
A patient in the ." Retreat," at .York.
thought he had no soul, heart or lungs. '
A soldier Wounded on the field of Auster. '
litz, was atruek with a delirious conviction '
that he was but an ill-made' model "of his
former self. You ask how Pere Lambert
is ; he is "dead killed at Austerlitz ; that"
which you now see is a mere machine mada
in his own likeness.1 '. ' 3 w .
Dr. Mead tells us of an Oxford student
who ordered the passing bell to be rung fof
him, and went himself to tho. belfry to in
struct the ringors. , lle returned to his bed
only to die. t .
A Bourbon Prince thought himself dead.
and refused to eat until his friends invited
him to dine with Turenno and other French
heroes long since departed.
1 here was a tradgsftiaafl'ho thought lunU.
self a seven shilling piece; -and advertised
himself thus s " If mv wife presents roe for
payment, don't change me." '--
Bishop Warburton tells of a man who
thought himself a goose pie. ' -'
Dr. Ferriday, of Manchester, had a pa
lient who thought he bad swallowed the
devil ' ; "",."';. '' " '
laPWiUw livorl a mn who thought
h bud, with others, been guuiuaocirjr R.
wlipaNttpoleon, ..waaJSmpcror, their, heads
were all restored, but in the scramble, he .
had got the wrong one. ; '.'
A newspaper editor fancied he was a na.
ragrnph and he lay in bed debating whe
ther be should rise altogether, or sentence
by sentence. - " . ' -t"- -
We find the following facts relative to
the succession of the throne of England in
a late London paper ' 4
It appears from a curious article in the
Inst Quarterly Review, that but fof the act
of succession, tho crown of these realms
must have been worn at present by the He
reditary Prince of Modena and that failing;
that Prince and his immediate branch, the
right would havo passed next to Louis Phi
lippe, King of the French. The same arti
clc shows that supposing the descendants
of the Electre8s of Hanover to be extin
guished -who, however, as the reviewer
says, are fere inmtmcrabiles--and the other
descendants of Charles I. and James I. to
remain excluded by reason of their Roman. 1.
:r.-j -Tr mtTi r 'f r L . ' -
ism me iieirsnip general oi tno muses ox
Plantagcnct and Tudor would vest in the
Duke of Buckingham and Chandos ; and
that of the house of Stuart in the Duke of
Hamilton ; tho former being descended from
tho second daughter of King Henry VII. j
tho latter from a daughter of King' James
III. of Scotland, The malo blood of all tho
three old royal families is extinoi. '''
The mechanic. The following beautiful
thoughts are from a play entitled " The
Carpenter of Bouent . ' ' ' ' - " '
" The" mechanic, sir, is one of God's no
blemen. - Wha have tho mechanics not
done? Have they not opened the secret
chambers of the mighty dcepand cxtracti :
ed its treasures and made the raging billows
tlicir highway, on which they ride as on a
tamed steed f- Are not the elements of fire
and water chained to tho crank, and at the
mcclianicLbidding -compollod to turn it ?--Have
not mechanics opened the bowels of
the earth, and .mado its products tocontri
buto to their wants T ' The forked lightning
is their play.tlu'ng, and they ride triumphant
on tho wings of tho mighty winds. To the
wise tfiey are the flood-gates of knowledge,
and tho kings and queens are decorated
with their handy works.' Ho who made the
universe was a great mechanic." '
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, A NEW MODE OF HA1SISO THE WIND. It
is related by the gossiping correspondent of
the Courier des EatcS Unis that a clever
man, adroit, disputative, and unbelieving,
was making a living in Paris by being con , -verted.'
The process was to go to some
ecclesiastical propagandist , ardent in the -cause,
and feigning to- bc'-a Protestant
(which ho is not) our adventurer professes
a desire to be enlightened as to the truth of
lha Roman Catholic octrinesr-orthwih"
he isrcccivedind ofgped with ; but having
prepared himself, he makes a good ! battle,
and yields only at the last extremity, having
taken care in the course of jthe; polemical .
discussion to let it be unden tood that be has
a largo, family, and littlo or no means of .
support. The triumphant priest tells of his
success to some of his pious flock and of the
poverty of tho neophyte. Collections are
made, and in abjuring Protista nisrn our
convert puts some hundred francs in his
pocket. -" He has already," says the cor.
respondent, " been converted twelve times
in Paris, and is soon about making a busi
ness tour in the provinces." .1. .:
More Bnsa Disclosures. Mr.F, L.
Claiborne, formerly a member of Congress
from Miss., and now editor of the Natchez
Free .Trader, has been publishing some re
mTnTscchcesltf Iho I reasons orAarott Burr.
and promises more, which " will establish
without a doubt that liurr had for his coad
jutors some of the most distinguished men
in tho nation. die obtains trteso reminis
cences froin documentary evidence formerly
kept sacred. ty liurr, and which had for
years lain dormant ana unknown in tne
archives oi his family, I hu. Enquirer..
In a store, in the suburbs of Boston', io
which formerly, $18,000 worth of liquor
were sold, for tie" last half year the sales
mount to $500. , Temperance-, the cause.
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