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SALISBURY, N. C, APRIL 29, 1842.
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THE BEQUKL TO CAPT. RICE'S TREAT "
8ome few year atnee, a gentleman residing not
n hundred mile from this, travelling in the neigh
boring -State of Arkansas, on a collecting expedi.
I ton, bad occasion to call upon, a coetomer,whoni
we shall call John 8inith notjjie Immortal -Julia
Smith. Jr., wtro writes foi the newspapers, but, in
nil probability, a relation of the-" great original
whose nirtrait hingauponn peg ajrathat tho cab
in wall." lieing, as lie thought in the neighbor-
hood, mil knowing precisely the whereabouts of the
aforesaid John Smith, he accosted a coperas striped
lcimtn of tha Did north Carolina Male, wbo
1 " t; ,t.l -.i mV W fWw nt mLSV"9 dpeP murmur in the lune.
-watTirtber im krt front Be musio ot the Sabbath things-
liCWIUg OUISU uhj-ui;, im uu u van, iiuiii pine
aipliiis. k ,..
Tro,vcller-Good morning sir; will you have the
goodies to direct me tJ John Smith a I
i N. C -Certainly, air f.if, there is any thins
this world I do know, it la the way to John Smith's.
Why, John Smith amfWcume out together from
North Carolina. We cut out thatucw road lead
in" Bcrfleff that brunch, and ojer that hill, there.
'lx5rll "r-nut, sir, will you luve the goodness
ti. tell v.liero,lio Uvea.?
. C To Lo sura I will. . As I as saying,
r if 'ttM-rH anynilts tn trflavwnU I do know.it la ilia
rna'd to Julio Smith's. Why, sir, John Smith and
mn rnarti-d sisters ( nt tin hit got the smarten
wifo io all heiw pans. She
itee. liimjand have nothing to do with the good
j'm"lities of hia 4 ifn. W ill jou direct me !
N. C ()f course 1 will, aa I said before.; if
U.r if anyll! in thia world I do know, it ia the
,'way to 'John TMitith' Rut, aa 1 waa observing,
liia if can spin Jitr ttjt cuts a d.iy besides extend-
"t! 1 1 her- awty-ft-
. " 'I'ravjller-Sha may spin aiaty for all I know or
" rate(' bat that lias nothing lodo with my qJcVfba,
I mm-W) ImhiUhJ- wU MM4U-me re
""iHil-sT"" aVr-T : T" "
N, (.Vi!l I (ell vou where John Sipith Uvea?
Well, that's good ttne I (ell you il there is any.
tiling in lhitarld I d know, it is where John
, HmUn lives. Why, air, as I taid beford, we came
from North Carolina (ngcther. And he has a yoke
. Wtho traest pulling oxen in all these parts. Hi
i,i;aar, named Jim, ia the amarteatp V
.'fimvetor My desr sir, it is 'growing "late, and
I Uh t- gel on. U you canairectaie, wny woo l
ou do It Y I ask Vmi again,' if you will tell me the
wavto J.ihrtStmth aT "
N. Cl-Ilaven't I o4 you a down time, if
there 1a anything, in thit ' world 1 ,dV know, it is
where otin Smiin 4ie t HaVftn'i 1 told you thai
.we came froinNorth Carolina together? Uut
1 ajw.aking of his boy Jim he'ean pick out bia hun
dred weigh! of tottuu oMay.ahd shell out a turn
of corn for mill al night, and no mistake. Besides,
. j ' . ....
ir- t . -.--i ;'. ' , -
Traveller. Zoondsl anan, what have I to do
with him or hia eotuaj-or hia eoro J I will auk
vou a piuiH question, which 1 will not ask again.
. "Vl then, or i thort nol, anch a man at Jofin Bmith
living in ihts 14 section, tnd.il ou know the way
t.i hia house, will you point it out to me I
. N C And xounds ! man, haven't I been tell-
Tig you all tha timattlut there it such a man a
Juhn Smith living Lit Asa dlggina and if there is
anvthing in the world I do know, it is the way to
Uia'houeTl tell llSninjLTwa Jl10L0,lIy.?am?
froin N'oi!i Curoljua togatherTaut out ouf that new
road leading across thut brancii, ana over inai niu.
Why, airi John. Smith -baa the amarteat little
Jiiujihler you evor w.' She has only been to
. hwl two ycots, aai has got aafdr as "amplifi
- . .m '--
Traveller.-Confound hia daughter, and herjam.
jdifiration too! I think jfoa have got fa( far
yourself. Fr wlmu I aak you a ntain queation,
isttieh you might o'rnwvt in a half doxoii words,
you spin a long yarn ab .ut road, wive, negroes,
oxen, and liltlo irl. Now do, that's a good fcl
l w, jusl lulk a little more like a man of ihis
world, and show ni the road lo John Smith's t
N'. O l).ii' ye"i confmind John' darter, mis. 1
fr : hIio'b my niece, and a smart one she i, loo.
Why jiki are a trlchoue as a skinned ell ; nnJ
wont lot a body direct yet when they are trying
tod., itwHh utl ihcir might- To be ahoit wttn
you, a you aecm lo wish it I l"H '0 "gain, that
if there t any th'1114 in thi world I do know, it i
the -way to John S.nilh'! I Ictl you again we
came from North Carolina together we bought
land together, at a dollar and a half uu acre we
boujsht 300 acres apiece we cut out that new
ruud Wading across that branch, and over that hill,
together. John Smith's land hos acrose lhat
avianip, but h dHi'l live there now. You aee Ihis
land here, air I it is jusl about Ihe finest tract you
ever saw in your born da vs. Jul think of Ihem
tall sweet gums down by ihe road twig lhat
'cimmon, Diilt .be a, wliappe Ilif least throe fict
arrow the slump. You see
Traveller. I s'e I am not likely to get an tin-
awer otit of you tolay ao I might' a wl ke
onI ask you now, and fur tlio lint time, will
you, or will you uot direct mi fha way to joha
-8miih'af"r-;:-.7-.'-:'"7'--; " rrf.
N. C And 1 tell you now, and tr the twentieth
time, if there it anything in thit tcorld J do know,
U it the way to John Smith't Hut I mut tell
you about hjs Rue blooded mare and Tim.ileon filly,
Sho took Ih puss Inst Saturday was i fortnight,
at tha Big Doer Lick Course, like falling ofTa log.
8he s a hely critter, I tell you--and throws it down
at little thicker on the grit-aud shoots ahead a
leetle faster than the fnateal kind of lightning.
- Travellor.Cood day, air, Aod way old Nick
t take John Sirtith, hiifwtle, daughtera, rwgroea, and
sundries in general j and you and your amplifi
cation n in particular. (Puts spuri to his horse in
a fit of absolute despair of obtaining a direct an-
a war io a aimpio question.) , ,r- i , f
N. C The same to you, sir. And may bid
Nick take you and your hoaa too. Why I oover
aeed such a man. He kept asking, and anking
and I kept telling, end telling and ha wouldnt
listen a aitigle bit. Why, he would'ut even wait
till I told him what ha give for his rove, besidos a
hundred other little things that would have been
pews to hicrr( and motlo the time pass off agreeably.
ru, ki mm go aneaa. uut ii be goea tha road
THE SPELLS QfllpME.-
-. - ; ; fie "m. viikM,
liy the snft green light in the woody j ' nlo,. .-.
. On the banke ot mom where thy childhood play'd,
First look'd in love to the summer-sky, .- -.'
B tha dearv fflmtm. hw tha tun kmih
W the prlraraM tulta io the grass beneath,.
Holy and precious oh ! guard it well I , - . .
Py the aleepy ripple of the aUeam, ,
Which hath kill d thee into many a dream ; . ''
By the shiver ol the ivy leaves -To
the wind of mora at thy easement eavea
nyine deep occr murmur in the imies .. .i-
Bv everr Bound of thv native shade - ' '
Stronger and dearer the spell ia made, .
By lbs gathoiing round the winter hearth,
Vbeo twilight call'd unto bonaohuld mijtb;
By the fairy tale, or the legond old, ,
In the ring of happy laces told ; ; .-, '. . .,r
Bp the quiet hour, whan heart unite ' ' i
Io the parting prayer, and tue kind "good night!"
Br the emilifi? eye and Ibe loving tone, ,
Irv-er thy lifo baa the rpell baen thrown. -
AnJ Lleas that gift 1 it bath gentlo might, ..
It bath led the freeman frith tostand s;
', In ih TOioUiv-batllw of tha Undt - .
. It haui Brought the wanderer o'er the tea a,
To dio on the bills ol hts owe rresh breeze J
Aod back to Ibe mtce of bis father a ball
Yes 1 when the heart in its pride would stray ,
From ihe puro first loves of it youth away ;
Where the sullying breath of the world would come,
tl'cr tho flowera it brought from, its childhood's home ;
. Think tlicu a "a in of ihe woody glade.
And the sound by the rustling ivy made ;
Think of the tree at thy father's door,
And tho kindly jpeUahall have power ooee more.
Frnncia I. of France, aaid that a drawing room
or; rather like the spring without flowers.
Tlicre is iron enough in tha blonj of 43 men to
make a plough share, weighing 2 pound. 1
Drunlcnntt. a man could ae and hear
himself wheu be ia drunk, aa othera ana ami hear
him, he would be cured forever.- ' Soring others in
that state makea no impression, becauan every man
brieve he ia diflerctit from tho rest of Lis species.
" Rttribuliei Jutlice cf ike' hd'mn. An event
took pluco at Prairie I hi Chiup last week, which
, strongly marks the Indian character. . Two Indians
of the Winnebago nation quarrelled, on which one
Blabbed the other to Ihe heart ; he attempted to
'escape, but -was overtaken, brought hack, and
placed upon tho body of tha dead Indian, by the
relatives of U10 latter. Several gentlemen inter
fared in behalf of Ihe captive, and requeued that
' lie might be allowed to go, because be was not so
much in fault as the o:hur, They wero answered,
1 thit, if hi mW would pay fifteen dollars to
the mother ol the deceased, he might go, otherwise
he must die. Thia condition-not berig complied
i -with, In was doomed- During thia negotiation
. Iho savsgo ait upon the dead body of his f.w,
smoking hia pipe, giving tho uu:il " Ugh !" Hi
executioner then atepped behind him, und with a
single blow of the hatchet severed 1 ho right arm
at iho shoulder : upon thia the Indian resumed hia,
pipe, and began lo smoke as if nothing had bap
woed ; in a short time the executione,', w ith a blow,
severed iho left arm. The Indian still retaining his
upright poMlion, not a musdo of hia fare changing
' a third blow across the . small of hia back, brought
him to tho ground ; even then In couiuenace wore
the same cold, acrcno'nhd stoic exprtasiim. He
was however, m cut to pieces by tho relative of
the diad pmn. .The snvago mailejlniiwt superhu-;
man elhlria to eisJflne, but ihe moment his pursuers
touched him lie aurrendred and walked back, and
aoated bimsclf uoofi'tji doad body, without one
. attempting to eca. This was an instance of
Indian rotriba'.ion mid aivage forlilude. Dubuque
. Expat ...it
A Snake SUory The following 1 a part or a
letter received from White Ihll, Morgan county,
lllimiijytt Democrat. . - ;'. ' '
' The fo'.lowing account may bo rolled on as true,
and vou are at lilrtj to publish it if you think
proper.' Having been "engaged in liui'ding a now
brick shop, I had occasion to go la Seminary
vnb .Unit half a mile from thia place, lo quarry
Ihe fnck for my foundation." Oil the third day of
our luhor, Mr. Bernard aaid.he discovered a great,
.many smnirholos through the crevices of Ihe
rocks, which accmod to be very smooth, and he
' supplied there must be a grenl many minks in the
buck of Hw ruck, if we coulJ bulget at ihem.
"These hnrea""Tonirnurisibl ifor aeveraraaya,
when all at once the myaiery t 1 solved j for we
broko into a cavern tn the cliff which was literally
uaasiancqooin SUCn B OUrry, 1)6 WOO t PCt to
Juhn Smiihlr, and that'a aomo comfort, anyway,
t (Resumci the hewing of hlsVtle-ts'co".) f'm.) C
full uf snakes of III aort and sixos known in thi
clnnatw Wa cleared awajr the rocks and dirt,
and such av massof liva anakes Ima never beti 'avert
at once as here prawntedi ;Wa then cpinmenced
killing and counting until we had taken out the
tbo eiiormous suin of one tuoyan l aaven hundied
anakea Iromtwie rtjwning in the rocks. Thia may
went to yotf to partake some little of the marvel
lous; though it ran be substantiated by many re
Sjiectable gM)tlemon wti(K.have visitod tiie scene
since, and. ny person, by calling m me, can have
an opportunity ol seeing. tlum any time during
the wmtur, or until Ihey ahall-lurve become rotten
and invisible. ' : ' , i
;. , " Yours, &c. ' ..,'"'v-Y
i t IMPROMPTU , aa,
On tlii ttyrd nomination of linry day for the Prtii-
' arackj by the Wkigt. 4 f ; .
Wbi pumkins shall gijxm tha top of a ttpe, '
And shower of ncakr ahull fall with rain, '
Whn bankitea and dundiea can humbug the peoplo,
OTay's pruspcCl ot powtr shall prightep agaiu. "
-L . I . . . ' '.Jt V . .. '
iieo grinasion-js snail juui memscives.waDa on
apmdln, s - . .r
And John Bull swallow a third1 Dirt of Maine- f
When liiuGraliimilea fatten aoj Bf-oaUtrs dwindle,
rl-. . r :: 1 '
vtmj a yivyc.k ui Duwc nj unginenagain,
Whea cider ahall flow up the Iroad Mississippi,
And whiggics 00 longer, shall acranible tor
Wlien the Atlas n fuaea to acold like Zuuippe,
Clay's prospocl of power may biiglitcn again.
JVhen cairn . Jail creep throogh the eye of a needle,
Ana auncca Uieinaclvea ininua in brain; '
Wun rogues cannot cheat us, nor doinagoguea wjioMIe,
TnK!i4may Clay's bopca faintly glimmer again. ' i
' . L.W3 AGAINST, IDLENESS. "
Jlerodotus tells ua that it Was 00a of the lawa of
ancien Egypt that every than waa obliged once a
year to oxplnin to Iho Chiefs Magistrate of hia!
district 100 oieans by which; he obtained his sub-
siataqce.: 1 lie refusal to comply with thia ordi-
oanca, orjlha not being able Io broya the obtaining
oi .au uoiieai nveitnoou wava capimi ottence.
Similar lawa werepnacted a Athena by Solon and
Draco.-, - ' . ' '
la tacking over the old Pit mouth Colony and
Massarhutetta Bay laws we find several analogoua
lo the Egyptian and Alheniao fldicl. The first
waa passed at B General Court, held 4'h June,
1039, and is a fallows! "For llio preventing of
Idleness aKI other evil ofaiioned llirrel.v. It is
enacted by. theTeourt, that: he Grand Jurymen of
cvtrg I owne abatlTave pvar within their several
lownahiDS to fake a iitotl view and ainlirn nf all
manner ot peraofljfiprrjed or tingle, dwelling
within their eeverKfawnes. that have small mean
to mayntuma. thn ancL nv aiMixx?-'4' to kiw lOty
and loosely, and 10 require auaccouot of them how
they live, and such a Ihey find delinquCDLand
wmiiiwi ;grrw.m guou acctMMM- imteot ttmo f nrrrr tnai
Ihey cause Hie constable to brmg them before the
Governor anJ Assistants at 'Plymouth the first
court of AuMstanta after aucb delinquents shall be
lound out, that such course may be taken with
them aa in the wisdum of the Government shall
bis adjudged just and equail."
. In 1671, tht annexed law waa promulgated
against- tniapending of time."
41 It ia enacted by thiacourt, dec., that no poraon,
house holder, or other, ahall apend hia time idly and
court or asHtariia shall think meet lo inflict ; and
the select men of Ihe. several towns are hereby
required fo give a list of the namea of audi as
misspend their lime, whether house-holder or oth
ers ; and of all single persons thit live from under
family government, or will not be governed by
their parents or master where they live, that
the court may proceed with Ihem as the caso may
In 1720, the Legislature of Massachusetts pass
ed a law to prevent idler, &c., which emp.w
ered the selectmen or overseer of the boor, with
the assent of two justice ol the peace, " to t to
work alt Bitch' persons, married or unmarried, ably
of body, having no mean to -maintain them, that
live idly and use no ordinary and daily lawful trade
or business lo .01 their living by." and further
declare that M no single person of either sex, under
Ihe age of 21 years, ahall be suffered lo live at
their own hand,' but umlor some orderly family
government." However these laws might be re
garded by the loafer of the present day, it is very
certain that Ihey were at that time and under that
state of Society productive of eminent succens.
The IFrwu? Panenrer.-k fellow who lias
brass sufTicieii'. to face the devil out of any thing,
and give hun two iu the game, accosted a rlmliiu
ly tlresdod, hooiur looking customer, in llio St.
Charles, yesterday, with tlio itiieutiou of making
some sorl ft him.
" Stranger I lliina I vo seen you somewhere.
" Very likely, sir I've Uen there frequcnily."
Al thia capital rejoinder", Ihe braxn willing
looked rattier blank, and a suppressed luugh from
on'long credit.' "lln rallied, however and made
a second flljrt. '
" What might your name be 1"
It uiichl bo Sam Fatch, but Ian! !"
A 111iveranl roar followed this genuine display of
witjnd the lloau Brummel braccn mm shortly
among the uiiseing. Crescent City.
.Vaaootef. Carlyle thus speaks ti the greet
oriental M From an early ago he had been re
marked as a thoughtful man. Ilia companions
named him Al Aimu The Faithful." A mail
of truth and fidelity 5 true in what he poke and
thought. They noted lhat he alwaya meant son.o
thing. A man rather taciturn in speech ; ailent
wheulhere was nothing to be said, but pertinent,
and sincere when he did speak alwaya throwing
linht on ther matter. Thia is th only sort of
n.rh worth sneakine I Through life we llnd'
him lo have been regarded Ba an altogether solid,
brotherly, nenuine man. A serious, sincere ctmr
aeter ; yet amiable cordial, companiouablo, joco.-e,
two a good laugh IS as umruo as any iiiiiik so mi ;
Ihem, ht cannot laugh. One hears of Mahouwit'a.
5i,i,iHfiis fine sagnel)Usr"honetfar,e
florid complexion,, beaming black eye. I some-'
how, too, like thai vein on the brow, which sc;iod t
up black when he was Warmer lik the horso.
shoe vein H in Scott's Ued; luntlet, It wni a kind
""of fi'niure in the Hanhem family, ' !.i.liacll
ing vin in Ihe brow ; Mahom i, j h prominent,
Bs woald appear. .- A spontuntiuun, iasionate, yet
just true meaning man l' Full of wjld worjh all
uncultured ; working out hia life task iu 'the depths
of the deseit there, ' - " '- ,
' .. , ,- ' H. ' V
lltnti 1 Health. Avoid excess of f xJt s the prin-
cipai suurco ol dyspepsia, t ive or aix hours suoulu
elapse betwuen meals." Commercial -and professional
men ahould avoid long taating. Do not 'hurry from
dinner to biuiness; rest an. honr afterwanla. Never
eat things out of season, aor much of dishea which ynu
n sre not accustomed. Much liquid at dinner delays the
digcetion. Avoid intemperance. Water ia the most
healthy beverage. Excess ot icrmented liquor is high
ly injnrioa. i Useful exertion ia in bla tohealth,
and hannincm. Mnacular mxttrrixH .1 Tiilfil.-'
-rr.. . ...
conducive 10 longevity.
ever exercise after it
. a biffh dek to write.
liw-lTi., ,withSS W
oeficial urhtorary men. The cob-
be found biehlr beneficial
at ant ue of soft atnffed actts ia injurious. 1 Rooms io
i, which the sedentary are employed ahould be Warmed
by 6 res in open grates, which SNsist ventilation : not by
. steam, ho water, gas, or close ovens! .Never stand or
sit with your back to the fire.-, Menu I excitement s
one of tha most prevalent causes of diseases producing
dyspepsia, amnomania, and insanity. Few tilings tend
more to the preservation of health, and theproloniration
of life, than tha maintenance of . a cUm, ciieettuT. and
.cutiieiuea siaie 01 niinu, anu ine caiuvaiioo ot reeiinga
ol affection. Merftal inactivity is scarcely leas injuri
ous thin excesaive exercise, giving rise lo bypocoudri-f
at is. in ma ciiotce or proteasiona, the talents, dispose
lion, and nitnral bent of the mind of the individual
' optjht to bn studied. Tript to the country, to watering
or batbing places, are highly beneficial to those wbo
live in Uua. Curtis, wore o the PrtHrva ion ot
' 7-a7A." , ,v i ,
A Ludicrous Loss. During the disastroni re-
.trc it of Sir Julia Moore, lo Coruhna, an officer of
t the lligliland infantry waa soot in Commatid-of a
- dujaclimeiit, to clear away any obstaclo that Ihe
men existing bad weather might have thrown 10
the front of th BrmyrAf they were" busily " 6m"
ployed in cleaning ay some trees, they were
suddenly interrupted by hearing a -harp firing rlose
lo them, on their proceeding to the place where
Ihe sound came from, they found themselves iu the
midst of a sharp akirmisb, occasioned by the French
having attick the escort of a carriage containing
the person of a noble Soaniah lady. By the arri
. fivf tlio British, tha skirmish waa brought to a
apeedy conclusion; and, when-tho lady, on inqui
1 ing of the commander if be waa unhurt, cast her
eye on his bare loga, iho, aaid " The Virgin and
'blithe Siinla be praised ) he hat escaped with
only the loss of his breeches 1"'
Iroduced bis son lo the Rev. Rowland Hill bv let
ttejrlWryOTth3i ano tilcefy to3a
honor lo Ihe University of which ho was a mornber.
" l!ut ha i shy," added the lather, and idle ;
and I fear buriea his talents in a napkin." A short
Xtini afterwards, the parent anxious for the rev'nr
end gentleman's opinion, inquired what be thought
of hia eon. "1 have shaken the napkin," said
Rowland Hill, " at all corners, .an J there ia nothing
'in it." -
The Etglish iVury. Groat Britain has at this
vice, 1 3 of 80 guns and upwards, 19 of 74 guns,
'22 frigate of from 30 to 50 gum, 4i corvettes of
from 22 to 30 guns, GO steamer of from 4 lo 1 8
guns. Tho largest naval force m commission in
Sun and Moon. Dr. Lardner says (hat if three
hiindro l thousand full moons wore in tint heavens
al 04 kmi day; thoir light would be equal lhat of the
sun ; as the intensity of tha light of ihe sun is to
that of toe moon, as IX'0,000 lo one.
' '.t -
Tht Red Sea. The water'of the Rd Sea is so
very clear, lhat Mr. Buckingham rend on the wood
or stock of an anchor Ihe name of the ship at the
depth of2i lathoms (13U teel.J .Virrw.
Distinction between Discovery and Jnreniion.
The oljci of tlio former is to prod dee aumething
which had no existence before; thai of Ihe lattor,
to bring lo something that which did exist, but
which wai concealed from common observation
Thus we say, Otto G iencke invented the air pump;
Sanctoriou invented the lliermnmeer ; .Newlou
and. Gregory invented tha reflecting toloscope;
(Jaliloo disc'ivered the solar spots; and Harvey
diseovorefl the circulation 01 ino Uiood. it appears
therefore, thut improvements 111 the arts are prop
erly called inventions ; and that facts brought In
light by -means of observation, are properly called
discoveries. Dugald Steicart.
Tho IVwnslick Time enumerates the following,
a ono of the tiling be don't like to see :
" A man taking a paper ao long without pay ing,
lhat ho forget how his account stand, and then
Wondor if (he subscriber know whit ho meant l
Hard to Do. Dixon's foal of walking fifty four
hours on a stretch, In suggested to a )ouag mar
ried It Jy to undertako to hold her tongno for forty
eight hours ! The thing is impossible, says the im
pudent editor of ihe Lincoln Telegraph. Biston
( Digby says hi-a dear friends Ihe ladies have high
authority fur the adoption of (hut ornamental article
of dres agiuitt which, in modoru times, ao many
feeble witieisin have been directed, aa Ityron
i i ' i " Goddesses
Wbo in tha earlier ages raised a fcun'iV .'"
. ' Wo J'oit.
Wa were tickled almost to death at a little thing
we heard yesterday. A drunken fellow waa Hu
lling along with a' jug of whiskey, and aa ha
attempted fo climb a fence, he fell on one aide, of
ini lence, ann ine jug 011 iuu uu.ur, 1 ho nijuor
iiniitediatoljrOTiiienced runnin j ou andjvln if
gnip, lhe hafer raised himtolf upon his
elbow and listoncd lo the liquor aa it come out with
.is peculiar sound n( " good good good !" Oh
I" (ai4 the loafef,) I know j nil are pood, but
you, 1 can'i gui at you" Cia Mie.
k fton'the American
T(l ROTEOT JRUIT PROM I.ATi; v
,;V Y 8,lNCl FROST. .
! Bla 1 Many expodieiila have been reaorted lotu '
the protenimof fruit rroiri the blighting ioflueijto, ' ,
Uie frosts. ThrowiiH gUppI over tlio IrreV
ing ifHi Vjx.n it, kindjing a fire undnr iVc,
uuve each Usenjbuiid to laftn a lieneficiuj influence,
but none have been mow eirofnt tbaq Ue expwi.
menpwhich 1 am ahotit lo describe.4 1
My rnend, Major Ruff, who it v!. uoan, lately
Informed ma that many years ago ha as w italajrd'
in a French imper lhat throwing 1 hempen roniovor
Ubq lop of a fruit treui when iu hlobtn or near the
timeol bloominjr, and bv leilinji 11a lower end iih
lie'f Thi.Ith;Kigh.q..,.er,,M, .....
,nd phjloatphiC I I accordingly made Ihe exper
menl. To prove mora fully Ihe modvi operandi I
look two diMhea half filled with, water, and set them
a low leet distant, under tho tree, on the night
before an expected Irost, tha Irees being nearly in
full bloom. Throwing the rape over Ihe lop of the
tree I let other end hung in the water of one of iho
dishes the event proved Ihe correctness of the
theory. There was a hard frost on tho; morning-''
of Ihe ilh ir,sf ; and the dish into which the rone
waa deposited, contained ice of iho thicknoaa of n
dollar, while llmt io the other dish was scarcely of
ine inicxneaa ot paper. . ,
The philoaophv of the above eTperiment w this:
Ihe rope, which was previously wettod. was a eon.
ductor of heat ; the air, and of course limbs of the
tree, became colder in ihe night than the earth- -the
rope conducted the heat from tho earth to tho
tree, thua keeping up aoqutlibruinand preserving.
111a tree iroin irosi.
As far as my observation extends, the cirtical t
time for fruit ia long before it is in blossom j but it
is nevertheless true, that severe and protruded
cold ttharTiihe,"or"evohIater," will destroy lint'
fruit . This was the case last year. The fruit '
was killed by severe frost after it had been formod.
There is not in my mind a doubt lhat by attach!
ing a rope to each tree' of choice fruit, and thus
lotting it premam-ntly remain through ihe winter
and spring, that the fruit would bo acured from the
eflecte of fro.
To the incredulous an l the .tupcrcitious,. wlnj .
balance their grist all their lives with a big slums'
-who, sufficiently wise, despise knowledgo and
instruction, tho above may appear unworthy thnir
attention. Let such be informed that it ia uot le
philosophic than lightning rods attached to I411UI..
in .1 . c . l. . n . ..1 . I .
",,1, v h'pi'im toaill iruT 1110 jitu 'luucy (II cioo
" .Hicriaro jnijrejUtipg
Thah Ttielir pfiiloapphg has ever dreamed of
W. L HARTOX.
WooJlawt, ILirford co., March 20A, 1 8 13.
- Wk'13 Ingenuity. Calling ihe nld Hard cideri
Tippecanoe Club ''the Home Leagues," . This
is part of the new humbug; in Ihe South, they are
calling UMTip and Ty" clubs' "laf Clubs,"
and we auppoaa tJie trick of debauchery aod panic
wilt be reorted In, to run in " thi Old Harry."
e. know a preventive.
. u'Public Opinion. Public opinion is often a
mighty lyrtnt when it interfers In private alTtira.
Tho lighteat aunrise ia to it equal Iu ibe heaviest
accusation the meanest prejudices lo the wisest
taws. It judges without evidence and condemn
without appeal ; it drivea away aucb at lave sinned
and, would return repentant. It burns pu those
who otherwise would have consumed lolly by
crime." . .
" Are you fond of novela, Mr. Junes T" " Very,"
responded the interrogated gentleman, who wished
10 be thought, by Ihe lady quealioner, fond of liter,
alurc. "Have jou,"'coiitiirued the inquisitive,
lady, ever read Ten Thouwod a Year T" " No,
madam I never read that many novela in all my
lifo r . - -
Soap Suds. Instoad of auffering your washer
woman to throw out tho roap auda about ihe kitch
en door, make her pour them, aa madu, in a bariel
iu your garden, and water your plant of all kind
with them. . 1
India Cotton, dc. Wn observe that several
(iMinguiihod Sonatora in the recent debatea have
expressed the same views on litis, subject which the
Mercury has on several occasions during the past
year atronucusly enforced. lW mention it uot for
the purpose of claiming our thuuder "but a a
strong proof thut the position we maintained were
not only true, but reasonable, an'd indeed obvious
looll culm mind on comparison of the facia of Iho
cas. The 2V. I'. Journal of Commerce baa also
taken ui lha auhjact. ia a rucenl number and-
handled it with the ability and fullness of informs..
tioti that gie such value and even authority to Iho
commercial article of titat paper.
a thank the Itostou Poet lor going back to the
rarilTaiiitution of 1331 and ahewies bv extracta
from the organs of ihe protective parly that Ihe
very same silly cry of danger lo the South from
the competition of ludia Cotton was raised then
f r the same purpose, of persuading ua to submit
to Tar ill. The aame paper also ahowa that tho
rant! party made use then f the same paltry
huiiibuga they are s i uoy at now, of liiiinz penny-
a liner iu the Si uiium i-,ue to send thoiu weekly
he headed cliange 01 view al the South " and
.liter such pitiful trash. We are clad to see lhat
the Richmond Compiler, having lately given cir
culation to such statements, has upon belter exam
mation and lunar intormation, manfully retracted
the slander. If ihe statement were true, it would
only prove lhat the Southern people had lost their
aeuees, become callous to their own immediate
interest and turned their backs on all the principles
thut Ihey had before held eacred. There baa
alwaya been a little miserable tail end of Iho
Northern I arm parly at ibe South, and they lute-
waxed or waned according aa it was dearer or
chrapir to import two or three editor from Cape
.Cod ..r " March Schknnk."