North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL II NO. 81.
. 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
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-.
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
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 ' . ' -
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 ; : .
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.
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.
.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, 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, 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-
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. . ' '
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
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.
, Well now, thai I mig
the height ov iissuiatu-e..
ulitn't sin, but if "that isn't
IIoNevi-i'v no matther, '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, an see what I can make ov
Magistrate? '
- M"rs. Donov.-in, are vou a maid -'or a married wo
man ?
Is either, your honor, but Ira a widdy, and a
snug wan too the Lord be praised tor all bis mer
cies. , . "
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. .
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. ! ;
. 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 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.
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. ,
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.
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""
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 !
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