CAT.VIX H. WILEY, A FA M 1 1 Y ' E W SPA PER IE U T E AL ! IN POLITICS. WILLIAM D. COOKE. EDITORS. TERMS iTWOl DOLLARS LYTTELTON WAJD Dt$ LJL,, O Li PER ANNUM. Bcfrotefr to all tjje Jnteyegfg of iftrtfl) Carolina, oucation, mttlturf , gttemtut, 3tef5, tf)e iftattots, &c. VOL II NO. 81. JIA LEIGH, NORTH? CAROLINA, SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1853. WHOLE NO. 86. SELECT' POETRY A MITHER'S BLETHER ABOUT HER BAIRN . That wean o' mine '11 drive me daft, - I solemnly declare ; " . i If I had "bedlam in the house, It couldna pliigue me inair. He waukeiis up at skreieh. o' day, " Then restwi' him there's nane, Bnt rumblin', tumblin', up an'.down It's no a common wean ! i -v.,.Ies pevor out o'! mischief ah' , -T lie never seems to tire ; 1 See I there's he's on the fender's edge ; - . He'll tumble in the fire. He's at the door now! catch him, or Hell whomle down the stair ; He's got the puir cat now, the wretch Is ruggin' put iti hair. Losh ! now he's got his father's book Wide open on his knee, - ; 'And just observe the solemn look j That's in his bonnie e'e. ! lie canna read, yet looks as grave i As chifl in gown and b.nvn ; ' But mair than he looks wise on things ' " . , They dinna understan'.. ' V An unco wean ; yet flyte on him, lie only laughs tin'-craws, Like his father when he's teasing me ; An' when I tak' the taws ' , An' gie'm a skelp, Tin vexed, an' w ish ' I'd let the bairn alane, . t For he looks sae strange-like in my face, ' I couldna do't ag dn. , Gude keep us a' ! the bairn's asleep, '. His we-: head on his arm ; Now, wha could look fn that swe&t face An' think o' doin't harm, ; Although it's fashous whyles ?eh me! : i . - his wee eheek's like the rose, Or the crimson on the far hill-tap When gloamin's gaun to close. Sleep sound, wee pet! ye're but a type O' busy waildly man, '.. : Whose hands ar thrung, whose head isfu' ; ' Wi' mony a scheme an' plan ; He rsts na day nor night, until " His bnstlin' life is past, ' .' An' sleep death's sleep upon him creeps, 4 ' As on-my bairn at last AN IMPROVISITOR. . Edward Merlin was charged with being drunk and noisy in a house 'in Cross street; and it was alsolintimated by the complainant that Ned was wujsiderablyjjut of thekuees and elbows, and his I shirt seemed as if it might be the identical two 'fjilua, sown! together, which..-, belonged to tW ( seconu most lonunate oi sir jonn raistairs coun try troopers. In short, Ed. Merlin appeared to be a regular loafer from his pimple cover, to his shanks m .res, with this sole exception, that his tongue went like a perpetual motion, whereas it is one of the peculiarities of the fraternity that they are too lazy to talk. The most interesting feature however,-' of Mr. Merlin's character is that lie's a f poet -and 'that too, of so unadulterated a complex- lion,' that, whatever he says runs into rhyme, as nat fu rally as if it was bespoke and paid for. at a peu hf a line. ' . . Mrs. Donovan, the complainant, is a-little Irish woman who keeps one of those "hole in the wall;"- .Miauues, wnere tuey purport to sell " tne oest oi 'good, liquors at three cents a glass ;" and it appear-. I ed in evidence that Mr. Merlin had done every nustice to her "best of o-ood honors" hut, had , . - i; , ventured no farther in her favor, for -when she be--gan.to remind him of the "three cents a glass" part of the ceremony, he went into a blaze of in dignation, and let the arrows of his 'wrath .fly around him like; a feu de joie of-congreve rockets. "Fajix, your honor," continued Mrs. Donovan, at the conclusion oi a long drawn out story of her f woes " ije dhrank me brandy wid as little c m- Hiuucuuii as n a was noinin Dutoucn watner, iortne devil a sup ov;a pint an a half he lift behind to sarve another customer." i M'tyislrute, . Did he take it ly force ? t ' AfrS. Donoi'ak, f MuMd no yo.ur honor, but Ire wint on like a play aether until I thought he. was raisin the devil, ad bad win to me ff I yasen't afeared to say a singii yord until the sorra a dhrop' was left in the bottle. In throth, your honor, if lie's not a witch, or a deiil or something: in that line, I think he must be but ov his seven sinces. ; ! . , Magistrate, Me-rlin, what have you to say to this business? !, '. Merlin, I say my lord, as quick as winking, ". The liquor was net worth the drinking; And charge the hog I have my eyes on . With selling drugs that's worse than pison. ' Mrs. Donovan. . - That's the way he wint on when he was dhrink ing "up all me beautiful brandy widout payin for it, your honor. You blackguard u you call me a hog again, I'll sinalh your ugly muns into smith ereens. - ' : . , Merlin, Peware good woman, say not so : And we'll be friends before we go ; Tho' much I fear your liquor horrid" Will bore a hole out through my forehead. Mrs Donovan, The divil mind vou. or anv bod v that spaiks in such an outlandish" lanfriiao-p as that; Vftur honor. dear, Jo you think he ,gits it all out ov a book, or 's it cracke'd larnin he is ! ? Magistrate, He's either a fool or a rogue ; Merlin answer me" plainly what, are vou ? ' L Merlin, 1 A man, my lord, from hat to shoe ; ' Flesh, blood and bones, the same as you. ' Magistrate, I mean, what'a your business I . . , " Merlin , My busin'ess-bah-I scorn the nam, ' My business is to seek for fame ; . ' ', Th Tnn ! sir are mv deliffht : I woo' them all from morn till night. t Come sweet Urania, heavenly maid, ; Oh come to thine own Merlins's aid. Magistrate, . ' o humbugging, sir, how do you get your bread f ' . ' - : MISCELLANEOUS. ; Merlin My bread, sir oh ! my answer's ripe ; I live on suction like a snipe, 1 mean a woodcock, but you know . J he rhyme says snipe, soviet it go Mttf.istrafe, -. :, rlivuiing sir, a:id tell ine plairdv where ' , . : ir ; : . 'Give-'.ove do vou li Merln, . 'Jrjt' ' : Whe- ill jiau j3 bright and hot,Vj2 All arou a I seekmy ht, ... -j jHfyt" L jlin iii 4 ;questered nook? 4'r Ll-temrijga tho IahlIine brook ; , ' '' Or, corjjing blanket, sheet ir rug: ; Sneaking In the IJark h nug ; But ,in old weather 'tis my plan ' .To live, my lord, where best I can. i- i , M ayistra te, Hang you, you rascal, speak in prose. Merlin, I will, tny lord by all the Gods, I meant no harm, but wh, re's the odds, 0 blest UFania. eome along, And give my loid a soul tor song. , Mrs. Donovan, J The lord help the poor crayihur, but I believe he wants a shrait waist-coat worse nor my bran dy. Youf honor darling I forgive him the brandy, an the braikin of me chairs, but I think i'd be a charity to have liirn pu somewhere that i'd bring him tt his rasin, an pujrwint him from; spaikicg such unchristian a language. Merlin,. .Thus am I doom'd where'er I po, My jewels before swine to throw. Mrs Donovan You blackguard, if you-ea!l me a swine I'll make you pay for me brandy if you wor as mad as a March hare. - Magistrate. . . Does ahy, one 1ht' know this man ? V t'-hmmi, , . Yes, sir, I dohe's calied the niad poet, and is always driii- imr brnndy, aud talking nonsense he does noihiiig for a living, and lives nowhere I be lieve he could u't' r-poak like any otliet man if he tried. . ' Merlin. ' ' . t . 'Tis true I nm before my time, ,; For all nv n yet shall speak in rhyme. My lord,. I sin no che.it, for see, The profjf of my true poetry, ;My h it, wish haflf the crown beat in ; , My rowset loons, not worth a pin ; My io.it, deticicnt of a skirt, And wi;h, at best, but half a shirt; And then my thirst for brandy sure, You want no more ihe piobf is pure. Magistrate, j I believe vou' re a better . poet than a man but your doggrel can't save you, I must commit you fbr a vagrant. I .0- Mefcliv, O shades of Homer Jlilton. 0 ! And must I to the treadmill go. Magistrate, j . " No, Homer and Shakpeare sav that vou need .only be sent a stone breaking. . ' ' Mnlin, O Mrs. Donovan Vie kind, But if you'll kill, why I'm resigned. i, Mrs. D nno ran, ' . V Fori me soul, your hoimr, I'm almost sorry for bringing him hue, afilier all" there's something verv nice about ins manner ov luraiuit tue ivmgs very m Englisl O poetry, a gpd t-iou a ?, For so i hin do w n a '. o man's heart () lad-take it not' amiss. For here I ha k vim with a kiss. Mrs. , Well now, thai I mig the height ov iissuiatu-e.. ulitn't sin, but if "that isn't IIoNevi-i'v no matther, for.it 'ilj a!l nib out wh'-n .it's dry. jYour honor, won't you" forgive hi'm, an Fil t;tke him home, an give him his hrcakf.ist, an see what I can make ov him. Magistrate? ' - M"rs. Donov.-in, are vou a maid -'or a married wo man ? Mrs.rJonovan, Is either, your honor, but Ira a widdy, and a snug wan too the Lord be praised tor all bis mer cies. , . " Magistrate, I "thought so ! but you may go, and take. your poet along with you. . ,' Mrs. Donovan, ' I thank your honor kindly, but fair now yee need'nt be laughin, for I mains no harm. . Merlin, So. let them laugh who cares the day is mine For poetry and beauty take the shine ; J On lady on, nor waste the precious hours, - But let us hasten to ambrosial bowers. And so saying the immortal Mr. Merlin and the poetry smitten 4t Widdy" Donovan, made themsel ves scarce. - - ; This Merlin, whom we have frequently seen at Washinton market, can talk for hours at a time in doggerel, whei-eof? the -above quotations may be taken as fair specimens. JVr. Y. Paper. Death is Childik.od.-Hw true and exquisite ly beautiful is the- following which is taken from an article in the Dublin University Magazine : "To me, few things appear so beautiful as a very young child in its shroud. The little, innocent face looks so sublimely simple and confiding amongst the cold terrors of death. Crimeless and fearless, that liitle mortal has passed alone under the shadow, and explored, the. mystery of dissolution. There is death in its subjimest and purest image; no" hatred, no hypocrisy,' no suspicion, no. care for the morrow ever darkened that little face ; death has come lovingly upon it; there is. nothing cruel or harsh in its victory. The yearnings of love, in deed, cannot be stifled ; for the prattle, and smile, all the little world of thoughts that were so delight: ful, are gone for ever?o Aye, too, will overcast-us in its presence, for wee looking on death; but we do not fear for the lonely voyager ; for the child has gone, simple' and. trusting, into the pre sence of its all-wiser Father; and otsucn, weuo, is the kingdom of Heaven." A shrewd lady has remarded that domestx troubjes are .often c&nnected with disasters in china. ! ; INTERESTING CHAPTER ON SNAKES. . A paper was lately read before the Boston So ciety of Natural History, from Dr. V. J.' Burnett, on the character and habits of the rattlesnake. The Doctor had been experimenting on two or three specimens of this animal, and announces, the dis covrry of numerous embryo, poisonous .fangs in the jaws of the snake, immediately behind the out ward fangs. The use of these hidden weapons of destruction appears to be to supply the. place oftM, .biting 43rtgs oLtne serpent wne 'they get"' broKen o'J or worn; out jn service. It' also appears that the loDg-fangs, (two in number,) which are used in inflicting the deadly bite of the rattlesnake, are naturally shed every few years, when they are not injured by accident or wear, and the reserve fang8 are sufficiently numerous to meet, the worst emer gencies. From minute microscopical examination of the structure of these teeth, Dr. B. concludes that there are two canals in each fang, onlv one of which conveys the poison to the wo jnd. Respect ing the character of the poison itself, the Doctor remarks as foilows : , There is good reason to believe that its action is the same upon all living things, vegetables as well as animals. It is even just as fatal to the snake itself as to other animals, for Dr. Dearing informed me that one of his specimens, after being irritated and annoyed in its cage, in moving suddenly, acci dentally struck one of its fangs into its own body ; it soon rolled over and died, as any other animal would have d ne. Here, then, we have the re markable, and perhaps unique, physiological fact of a liquid -secreted; directly from the blood, which proves deadiy when introduced into the very source (the blood) from which it, was derived. In jorder to scrutinize, by the aid of a microscope, the operation of this deadly agent on the blood, Dr. Burnett stupified one of the fiercest of his snakes by dropping' chloroform on his head. - Twenty-rive or thirty drops being allowed to fall on his head, one slowly after the otherr the sound of his rattle gradually died away and in a few min utes he was wholly under the. agent. He was then adroitly seized behind the jaws with the thumb and finger, and dragged from the cage, and allowed to partially resuscitate; in this state a second per son held his tail to prevent his coiling around the arm of the first, while a third opened his mouthy and with a pair of forceps pressed the fang upward, causing a flow of poison which was received on the end of the scalpel. The snake was then returned into the cage. Blood was thenj extracted from a finger for close microscopical e-xamination. The smallest quantity of the poison being presented to the blood between the glasses, a change was immediately perceived ; the corpuscles ceased to run and pile together, and remained stagnant, without any. special alteration of structure. . The whole appearance was as though the vitality of the blood had been suddetily" destroy ed exactly as, in deaniTrom lightning. This agrees also with another experiment performed on a fowl, where the whole mass of the blood appeared quite liquid, and having little coagulable power. Dr. Burnett is of opinion that the physiological action of the poison of a rattlesnake in animals is that of a most powerful sedative, acting through the blood on the nervous centres. He supports this position by the remarkable fact, that its full and complete antidotes are the most active stimulants, and of thi se, alcohol (commonly in the form of rum or whiskey) is the first. This remedy is well known at the South, and there are some twenty-five au thentic cases on record, proving that a person suf fering from the bite of a rattlesnake may drink from one to two quarts of clear brandy and eventually recover. Hartford Times. The trifling young Lady.- Miss. Augustina is a young lady yet in her teens, and pos sessed of great personal beauty, of which she is well aware. She is not deficient in intellect, al though the natural powers of her mind have been sadly weakened by the petty trifling. pursuits of her life. Ballsparties, theatres and opera occupy her entire thoughts, when she has not on hand sotne flirtation to displace .them for a time. She has never laid up a store of knowledge of any kind, and as nature abhors a vacuum, her head is cram med with bits of trashy novels scraps of romantic sentiment, and itil such weekly accessories that go to torm and complete the character of the tnfler. Her affections are easily won, because, placing very little value upon them herself, she is ready to pre sent them to the first fool who asks them, and as ready to take them away to" bestow them on a se cond who applies for them. Having no principle of intergrity in her character, the viofation of her word, however solemnly pledged, forms no bar to her in the affairs and offices of love. She will pledge her heart to a half a ?ozen at a time, and . when circumstances happen to. expose 'the duplicity of her conduct, she affects surprise that all her admirers were not avare that she was, fun ning all the time. The best and soundest hearted man may be deceived by the blandishment of a girl, and really feel a true and honest attachment for her. The discoverv of sxrch a oassion in anv of her admirers is a rare sport for her, and she carries onriie war of the feelings with consumate skill, until she has got the poor fellow into the condition of a slave, to use for her mirth and laughter. Of the two, though flushed with triumph, we pity the deceiver. more than the deceived. He has only had the weakness to betray an honest devotion ; she the audacity to exhibit, without a blush, the utter lack of moral principles and integrity of character. Happy is the man who escapes the snares of such a being. " We wish," says the Presbyterian Quarterly Review, " that Mr. Dickens could be persuaded for once, if only for the sake of variety and truth to nature, to become acquainted with one decent min ister, of any denomination, and give us his portrait as an offset to the disgusting hypocrites he delights to paint, is there no such thing as an honest man in England preaching the Gospel ?" Pride. Pride is disgusting, if it manifest itself in contempt of others, even of the lowliest. A careless, frivolous fellow, may deal in ridicule and contempt. ' Without respecting himself, iow can he respect others ? But a man who.is conscious of his own worth, has no right to undervalue his fel low men. -troethe. . When, the Protectionists were bonie into office in England.-the farmers expected that their hopes would be " realized." They have found, to their cost, that they were only " Disrealized." DiA-gents. THE MAN OVER-DEVOTED TO BUSINESS. There is much sound philosophy in the old ad age, that " All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." There are men, and plenty of them, too,' so thoroughly wedded to business, that they have never a moment to.spare for intellectual improve ment, or leisure to cultkate rationally the graces of social life. When such men are reproached for this continued devotion to! business. which alLJ ; tW worship ofj)l? golden calf, id ianotr '. And recreation" is in j thji'inisiness. This Inay all' be; and so it isHhe pjeasnre-of 'some crazy men, unless restrained, to be forojrer maiming themselves ; but is such a pleasure a 1 proper or -healthy one? Those who are in the habit of walking a great deal, know that it is much less fatiguing to walk over uneven ground, for any length of time, than it is ov er that which is perfectly level. In the former, a variety of muscles are called into action, one set relieving the other ; but, in the latter, the same muscles are constantly engaged, and the fatigue is proportionate. It is so with the faculties of the human mind. No One will bear a continued ten sion without injury. Insanity has been well de fined to the continued entertainment of one idea. Now, if this be so, we will leave the man over-de: voted to business to say how far he is removed from a madman. A prudent and steady atteption to business becomes every man ; but it is sadly making the means the end, when every other faculty of the mind is allowed to lie fallow, and all the ra tional delights, which are so' lavishly strewed in our path, to remain ungathered and unloved. To this class .of man, the market price of tallow is of higher importance than the freedom of Greece and the value of sugar dearer to them than all the sweetmeats of social life. With those about them they, are generally se vere and exacting, and if any of their clerks hap pen to have a taste for something more intellectual than the Price Current, a desire to enrich their minds by storing them with knowledge, he pre dicts their failure as business men, and by his own discouragements and strict exactions, himself lays the foundation for the failure he prophesies. If they happen lo have started in life poor and with out means, and have, jn the course of years, by their plodding industry, accumulated money, they are forever holding themselves u'p for. an example, and like that egotistical old fogy, Lawrie Todd, who commenced life by making nails, they, have no hopes of any young man whom fortune has sa ved the necessity of passing through the same or deal. Lawrie Todd we are indebted to Gait, the novelist, for palming this condensed essence of twattle upon us wants every youth to begin life making nails, because he did. ne turns up his dirty nose at the refinement of life, because i he I thinks tlip.t all.Jthe dowestic,yijJj. -went out with , 1 1 n u ar trAnlcav orwT tlinf tb. 4"utti ri 1 l viaob torna with pianos and guitars. The dulce cum utiles-' the sweet with the useful, is a maxim worthy of universal respect. Tho highest degree of education, so far from being inconsistent with mercantile pursuits, is the very thing a merchant, in the noblest gense of the word, most requires. A merchant should be a gentleman of education, of polished manners and Jiberal views, because the class to'which he belongs influence society more nearly and effectually than any other class. Neither extremes of society the aristocrat, nor plebian have the weight, for good and evil, as the great middle. With the latter is the great intelligence of every country, and on them rest the support of literature and of the arts and sciences. iY O. Delta. , A Beautiful Experiment. A beautiful expe riment was. recently exhibited in England by a gen tleman named Laurent. Several plants were made to flower almost instantaneously : i "The plants to be experimented upon, a selection of geraniums and rose tree, were placed in two deep boxes of, to all appearance, common garden mould, and having been covered with glass shades or bells, each having a small hole in the top, which was at first plugged, M. Herbert proceeded to wa ter them, if we may use the word,, with some chem ical amalgam, which, aeting upon other chemicals al ready in the earth for it was evidently, and, in deed, was admitted; to be prepared for the purpose caused a high degree of heat, as was evinced by the rising of a steam .or vapor .within the bell, which was allowed in ' Some measure to escape through the hole alluded to, and, indeed, by the feel of this vapor, -M". Herbert appeared to regu late the heat necessary to effect his object. I In about five or six minutes from the commencement of Operations, the buds on the geraniums began to open, and within ten or twelve minutes they were in full bloom, and the blossoms distributed amongst: the ladies present. The experiment with the rose tree was unsuccessful, M. Herbert alleging that it had only been in his possession about half an hour, and he had, therefore, no had sufficient timet to Ii. T7, "11 1 t i !il. piepaie it. rroin inis it .wm De seen, maixne whofe of the operation is not so instantaneous as would appear to the mere looker-on, at the blos soming, but, nevertheless, the invention may prove useful to those who wisher deck their boudoirs or drawing-rooms with floweft before nature brings them forth m due course.! ' ; So Much for Perssvering. The following account of the pursuit oW partner, under difficult ies, is related by Southey as being literally true. It pointedly illustrates the advantages of - persever ing : ' A gentleman being in want of a wife! ad vertised for one, and at the time aud place appoint1 ed was met by a lady. Their stations in life entit led them to be so called, and the ffentleman as well as the lady was in earnest. He, however, unlu cjftly, seemed to be of the same opinion as King Pedro was with regard to his wife, Queen Mary of Arragon, that she was hot as handsome as she mighti be I good, and tbe meeting ended in their mutual jdis- appoiutiueui. u.e adrertised a second time, ; ap pointing a different square for the place of meet ing, and varying, the words of the advertisment. He met the same lady they-tecognized each cither could not choose but smile at the recognition, and perhaps neither of them could choose ' but sigh. You will anticipate the event. The persever ing bache'or tried his lot a third time in the news papers, and at the third place of appointment I met the equally persevering spinster. At this meet ing neither could help laughifg. They began to converse in good humour, and the conversation became so agreeable on both sides, and the circum stance appeared s so remarkable, that this . third interview led lo the marriage, and the maitiage proved a happy one. , THE PAUPER DEAD OF NAPLES. A writer in the Cincinnati Gazette gives the following account of a visit to the place where the pauper dead of Naples are buried : About two miles from the city, in a large square place enclosed by a high wall, there are 365 cistern-' shaped vaults, or pits, with an aperture on top, about three feet square. Those cisterns are some or 2o teet deep by 12 or 15 in diameter, with the opening covered by a heavy stone, and lisrhtlv lever every day in the year, to recew the ead of tnat day, and then, closed again fori a year They, begin to deposit the bodies about six o'cleck in the evening, and end at ten o'clock. When I got there about ten or twelve people had already been thrown in, they were lying promiscuously as they chanced to fall, with head, body, and limbs in every' possible : attitude, across, over, and under each other an old Priest, two or three attendants, and a few idle spectators of the common sort, were loiteringabout. .fciiortiy alter my arrival, a box was brought con taining the body of a child some 4 or 5 years old ; , its hand held a bunch of flowers, and a rose was in its mouth. The Priest mumbled a short prayer. sprinkled it with holy water, and turned away : a man tnen tooic tne little tellow up bythe neck and heels,, and pitched him in, as he would a stick of wood ; seeing the flowers that fell from his hand, he picked them up and threw them after him. his bead struck the curb as it went in, and he fell, whirling to the bottom. In a few minutes more a man was brought to the mouth of the pit, the priest again prayed and sprinkled, the attendants took him up by the head and legs and down he.went also. Ihen followed another child like the first, and I was about leaving the ground, when" a fourth sub ject entered. The lid of the box was thrown back and in it was the body of a young and rather hand some female. She was apparently about twenty, and died evidently from some short illness. Her arms and face were round and full, and she appear ed more asleep than dead. The prayers and holy water were again m requisition ; the attendants took her roughly up, and tossed her in. I immediately stepped to the mouth of the vault and looked down : her hmbs, and those of the dead below she had disturbed by her fall, Were still in motion. Her head was slowly turning, and her hair, which was long, black and luxuriant, was settling in thick clusters across a very white and naked body lying near her. For a moment the whole; horrid mass seemed instinct with, life, and crawling on the bot torn of its loathsome charnel house. I had seen enough ; sick and disgusted I turned away, and moralizing on the difference between such aa inter ment and a peaceful one in our own beautiful cem etery at Spring Grove, I mounted my volante and returned o Naples, meeting on my road some half a dozen boxes, grest and smalL ontaiaip.g mor victims tor that insatiable maw that opens its mouth but once a year to be 'gorged with its dreadful ban quet. Ihe bodies thus interred are generally from the Hospital, and the sight can be witnessed by any one 365 times a year. Before the pit is closed, quick lime is thrown in, and nothing but bones are left when it is again opened. Remedy for Scarlet Fever. The following cure for this malignant disease has been communi cated by a physician (Dr. William Fields, of Wil mington, Del.) to tbe editor of the Delaware Re publican. As the disease is fearfully prevalent in some portions of the country, we cannot better serve our readers than to give the recipe. The writer states that it is applicable in all stages of the disease, aad will not fail to cure nineteen caes out of twenty, if strictly attended to. Although apparently simple, it is said to be a sovereign rem edy, and may save 'many of our little ones from a premature grave, which is almost sure to -tollow the use of calomel, which universally tends to in crease the disease" instead of curing it. Treatment as follows : Give a mild cathartic, such as castor- oil or some gentle pills, every two or three days, and when there is fever present, sponge the body with weak ley, and give some simple tea to pro-. mote a perspisation, such as catnip, sage, balm &c; and for the putrid symptoms give good brewer's yeast, mixed with cold water ; one tablespoonful of the former to two table-spoonfuls oi the latter, tor children ten or twelve years old, and younger ones according to age ; to be repeated from three to five times a day and use a gargle of yeast and cream or milk, equal parts, sweetened with honey, and gargle the throat and mouth frequently with it; and if the throat is much swohen, poultice with yeast aad pulverized slippery elm ; continue the above treatment until well. 1 know, by many years experience, says ur. r ieias, tnai mis is me best and most effectual cure for the scarlet lever. Eloquent Description. The following extract from an address of Meagher recently delivered in. . ... i . . .. . . JNew xork, is truly eloquent in its description oi the present t&V --Europ., How impoaublo, re marks a cotemporaryv for. a soul not stirred or even tried in fire to conceive and utter such things as these : . "Austria the whole German family tongue-. tied ; the Rhine stagnant in her bed ; Poland, still the Niobe of nations, and her estate and children cut up and parcelled out among the robbers ; Hun gary, with the knife at her proud and beaute ous neck; Italy, locked wifhin her sculptured seuplchre, and a profane soldiery keeping watch .. . T7 1 .. A V,z upon 11 ; r ranee, grimacing in a matquei auc, m glare of which binds men to crimes of which it is the senseless nnd reckless carnival ; Ireland, her people decaying and disappearing faster than the rums even, which a ruthless civilization has yet left standing on the soil. Where where can the eve that scans the history of this day turn with joy without grief, without vengeance, without des pair unless it be to this great commonwealth, tne power, the progress, the immensity or wnicn are mapped ut in those mighty waters of the West, from which I camebut yesterday." Sagacity of a Gander. One day last week a ganderwas w on duty" near the canal Basin, at Albany, m keeping guard over a nock oi goslings, which led to a rencontre between his ganaersmp and a rooster. The contest, however,' was of short duration, for the gander seized the cock by the neck and straightway flewinto the canal, where he thrust his antagonist under water, and there held him until he was, dead ! There is much inquiry for the jeweller that made the welkin ring. .. THIS WORLD. Let's take this world as some wide scene, :r?rUgfl which in frail but buoyant boat, With Skies now dark and now serene, " Together thou and I must float ; ; Beholding ofV on either shore, Bright spots where we should love to stay; But Time plies swift his flying oar, And away we speed, away, away. . r'r;! c' """or winds and rains come a. oar AWninir mrink K liftirSfT"" sin Lit closer the storm is gone', And, smiling, wait sunnier hour. And if that sunnier hour should shine, We'll know its brightness cannot stay, But happy, while tis thine and mine. ; Complain not when it fades away. . So shall we reach at last that Full ' Down which life's currents all must go The dark, the brilliant, destined all To sink into the void below. - Nor e en that hour shall want its charms, If, side by side, still fond we keep, And calmly, in each other's arms Together linked, go down the steep. The Heat of the Human Body, asd Atmo spheric Temperature. A; correspondent of the Washington Intelligencer, referring to the heat of the weekj says : Dr. Franklin, was the first, in 1759, to remark an atmospheric temperature above that of the blood, and to notice the power of the human bodyto re tain its temperature 'while all inanimate substances grew steadily warmer. President Madison, of Wil liam and Mary College, Virginia, iu 1779, gives the following curious remark and quotation : " I do not recollect ever to have seen the ther mometer here at more than 95, though Dr. Frank lin mentions that in June, 1770, it stood at 100 in the shade at Philadelphia, when, he observes 1 expected that the natural heat of the body (99) added to the heat of the air (100) should jointly have created or produced a much greater degree of heat in the body ; but the fact was, my body never grew so hot as the air that surrounded it, or the inanimate bodies immersed in the same ; for 1 remember well that, the desk, when I laid my arm on it, the chair, when I sat down in it, all felt exceedingly ,warm to me, as if they had been warmed before the fire. And I supposed a' dead body would have acquired the temperature of the air, though a living one, by continual sweating, and by the evaporation of that sweat was kept cold.' ' " I have been more particular in transcribing this . passage from the works of this philosopher, as it certainly shows to whom the merit of certain late discovenes, which have made so much noise in the philosophical world, most justly belongs. I mean Oiat pwer "wnttfu tbekmatr s-"wcll as H auioaatO bodies have of counteracting the heat of an atmos phere in which they are placed. For what do all the experiments upon heated rooms evince, further than bad before been published by tbe Doctor? It is thus that Franklin, sitting in his chair, like New ton, reasoning on the figure of the earth, could show what must cost others infinite labor and fa tigue." 1 What a pitypleasure is so much shorter lived than pain! The fun of getting drunk only lasts about an hour the misery which succeeds it fre quently holds orf for a fortnight. Find a thousand dollars and the pleasure connected with it will grow old in a week ; lose a thousand dollarSj and it makes you feel like a sixpence worth of arsenic for half a fife time. We mentioned the other day, that the people of Iowa used Shanghai chickens to plough with. We have since learned that a gentleman in Ohio carries matters still farther, and is now breaking a rooster to the saddle. He meets with very excellent suc cess having traveled, on Friday a mile in 2:40. Cockneyisms. Witn. " This here feller broke our winder with a tater and 'it Isabeller on the el- ber, as she was a playin' on the pianner." Magt. " The conduct of the prisona', and his general char acta', render it propa', that he should no longa' be a memba' of society." , As men of letters are the most! useful and excel lent of friends, so are they the best of subjects, as being better judges of the blessings they , enjoy under a well-ordered goverment, and of what they owe to the magistrate for their freedom and protec tion. Seneca. " Mv broders ." said a waggish colored man to a crowd, "in all infliction, in all ob your troubles, dar is one place whar you can always find sympathy ?" " Whar.!. whar ! ' shouted several. xu uo ui tionary," replied Sambo, and rolled his eyes sky ward. . .Shall I cut this loin of mutton saddlewise ?" said a' gentleman carving. " No," said his friend, " cut it bridle wise, for then we may all chance to get a biP in our mouths. A barrister observed to a learned brother in court, that he thought diis whiskers were very un professional. " You are right," replied his friend, a lawyer cannot be too bareraeeo. Foreigners do not well understand the consti tution of our Parliament. They would compre hend it better if one place were to be denominated the House of Corruption. Punch. A vARfr-ir. is the fallen amrel that waits upon the soul of man, existing upon his misery, and dying in the presence of charity. Sister Swisshelm says that a man in regimen tals always makes her feel as if somebody had lost a monkey." . , There is no outward prosperity which cap coun teract indolence, extravagance and folly at home. To acknowledge every species of merit is the privilege of a liberal minded man. boet,he. Neatness, and its reverse, among the poor, are almost a certain test of their moral character. Is Sipith a proper or common name ! u . i. 1 . ; ii i -.