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BY MES. MOODtE.
Say, dost thou think that I could U
False to myself and false to thee?
This broken heart and fever'd brain
May never Wake to joy again!
Yet conscious innocence has giyen
A hope that triumphs o'er despair;
t trust my righteous cause to heaven,
And brace my tortured soul to bear
The worst that can on earth befall,
In losing thee my life, my all !
The dove of promise to my nrk,
The polerstar to my wandering biirk,
The beautiful by love enshrined,
And worshipp'd with such fond excess;
Whose bein&vrith my being twined -
In one bright dream of happiness,
Not death itself can rend apart
The link that binds thee to my heart.
Spurn not the crush'd and wither'd flow er ;
There yet shall dawn a brighter hour,
. When ev'ry tear you shed o'er this
Shall be repaid with tenfold bliss ;
And hope's bright arch shall span the cloud
That wraps us in its envious shroud
Then banish from thy breast for ev er
The cold, ungenerous thought of ill,
Falsehood awhile our hearts may sever,
But injured worth must triumph still.
From the Mother's Magazine,
RULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF
Multitudes of finely wrought theories for the
training and education of children, have been given
to the world, and from many of them parents
and guardians may derive much help-; while in
- adopting others, and bringing them to a practical
test, they find tlrft the frainers must have gained
little knowledge inrthe school of experience. Thev
had contemplafed the thinking, willing, acting,
loving, hating child, like a nicely made watch, that
only needed to le wound up regularly, to measure
accurately the passing hours. The mother, alas,
in her first attempt to make an application of the
rules prescribed, finds that if, indeed, the mind of
her child caine from the Land, of its Maker as a
' perfectly finished machine, it,has been sadly derang
ed, r nd some springs :;nd Lands broken, or misplac
ed. And how can it be regulated ? The instiu-
ment, though fine toned, will often respond discoid,
even to a guarded touch.
j Some writers who ' have seen and felt the sad
effects of the injudicious management of inan'y
families, have, in defining a course, to avoid lik
results, fallen into an opposite extreme,' hardly
less ridiculous, if it is less injurious.
Others have' given" a system of training as adapt-
I to all, while it is found impracticable for a-
; beyond a certain limit of circumstances JliyV
are. however, some general rules and tr There
. m-m r
in reference to the moral and physicaT'lTaiivtngrjt
children, that will hold good. They are capable
of practical application in all countries, and under
all "circumstances. They map be adopted by the
: mother and teacher in the city, and in the country
the mother wh ) presides in a palace, and she
who is obliged to toil' from morn till night to earn
bread for her little ones.
The first thing we will mention here is the
aecessity of the mother to know well her own
heart her disposition, and her liabilities to err in
judgment. She must understand well human
' nature, or how can she .mould and balance aright
the conduct and character of her child ? If the
" mother allows herself to become impatient at tri-
flei, and speaks hastily and unkindly to her child,
she may be sure that the child will do. so in return.
. What affects for good or evil her own mind will
have a corresponding influence upon her children
Another maxim w e would name in this' connexion
is, study we' 1 the dispositions and temperament of
the children under your care. They may be various
and the course necessary to pursue with one, be of
little avail for another. For instance,, one may be
impulsive, passionate, frank, but easily discouraged;
another apparently easy to control, but far-reaching
in his plans, deceptive, and persevering. Xow
Ihe treatment -of these must be-various as their
. natural tendencies. The passionate child, w hile he
' ! possesses a heart tender and loving, will be pro'vok
. ed at times to desperation, or yield to despair, by a
word or look. Every feeling of our nature is
" strengthened by use, vand how much more keenly
sensitive this child will become by being treated
harshly, and with unkind words and tone constant
ly, reproved for every deviation from prescribed
rules. - '.While he must by no means be allowed to
indulge in sinful acts and propensities, yet it is ne-
';',: cessary to reprove and punish him with great cau
tion and calmness. A storm may thus be avoided,
- Vfhich may injure the tender plant, and render it
rrior susceptible to future bursts of passion.
; Parents should remember that the temperaments
.' and dispositions of their children will live with them
in roaturer years. The restless, sensitive, passion-
" : ate boy, is but the miniature of the.ixian. He will
be the man for action, and will leave unmistakable
traces of his deeds. The persevering, artful boy,
will be the man who will project and carry into
execution schemes that will bless or curse the world.
The hesitating, cautious diffident child will not
leave those qualities of mind in the nursery or
school-room ; nor the vain, thoughtless, trilling one,
' ever lay entirely aside the prosperities of early life.
' ' But they can be pruned and balanced by stern
principles, inwrought into the training and teach
ing of every day, so that they will form a symmetri
cal whole, and give strength and vigor to the char
acter. While, if permitedto take their own course,
or unwisely cramped and stifled, they will ren
der their possessor a monument, of early neglect,
. . the pity and scorn of the world.
: .'i , '.': :
If your mother's mother was my mother's aunt,
what relation would your great-grand-father's
- "- nephew be to my elder brother's son-in-law ?
Intellectual progress resembles'; physical. Those
- who climb heights move slower than those who
cross the plain.
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It has been said that there are two eventful pe
V 'tiods in the life of a woman ;-one w hen she won
ders whom she will Lave, and the other when she
woaden who i 1 1 ae her.
. GERMAN, CONSTANCY GERMAK
Constancy among the Germans, is the watch
word of manly and womanly honor. " German
fidelity r they will exclaim, if they 'see the shadow
of a doubt lingering in the heart as to the purity
of their intentions. This is especially the case in
the intercourse between man and woman. It is
dishonorable for a gentleman to make a lady the
special object of his attentions for an unreasonable
amount of time w-ithout openly declaring their,
character and aim. When these have been de
clared, and are accepted and requited! by the la
dy, they step as openly before the world as they
have acted openly and honorably to each other ;
they announce that they are betrothed, and by
letter invite their nearest friends to the betrothal
ceiemony ; for betrothals in Germany are a regu
lar ceremony. - In a large family none but the rel
atives are presejjt. Before them the parties sol
emnly declare that they are betrothed in the sight
of God and man, and certain papers to that effect
are generally drawn up and deposited in the hands
of the parents. The; lady now takes the title of
"u bride," and the gentleman that of " la jdegrokmi,"
and betrothal cards are sent to all friends and ac
quaintances, , just as we send marriage puds; and
to fill the measure of publicity, it is announced in
the public journals that the parties are betrothed.
In a German paper -you will find a list of the be
trothed as regularly as the list of the married.
Ti e marriage may hot follow for years ; it gener
ally does in a few months, and I need scarcely add
that these betrothals are always looked upon as re
ligiously solemn and binding they are the mar
riages in heaven ; for yo.u know that the Germans
have a proverb which says, " Marriages are made
A praiseworthy feature, in our humble opinion,
is this frankness with which these parties step be
fore the world : it is honor bright for them and
for all. In American society one may mingle for
months in a certain circle, without havirg the re
motest idea of the position of the individuals who
form that circle, thereby running dangerous risks
of wounding feelings, or of having them deeply
wounded ; or, what is still more painful, of secret
ly placing affections on objects who have none to
bestow in return. In the social circles of Ger
many a gentleman hastens to introduce a lady as
his " bride," that is. his betrothed ; and the lady
in turn is quite as ready to introduce. a gentleman
as her " bridegroom ;" indeed, she feels more pride
in doing this than introducing a husband ; for it is
the dawn of her happiness, and early joys are the
most enthusiastic. Among us, a lady who would
scorn to equivocate on any other occasion, feels
bound by the foolish custom of society to utter a
downright falsehood in respect to the most solemn
relation of life, and tqo often 'enies a contract that
heaven liUSLSjjcti jne'. as I'tter denied his Got
.-catend"-"- Mm. u4)4. , '
many of the young ladies whom we meet with arej
to perform the part- of housekeepers, w hen the
young men w ho now eye them so admiringly have
persuaded. them to become their wives.
We listen to those young ladies of whom we
speak, and hear them nit only acknowledging but
boasting of their ignorance of all housework duties,
as if nothing would so lower them in the esteem
of their friends as the confession of an ability to
bake bread and pies, or cook a piece of meat, or a
disposition to engage in. any useful employment.
Speaking from our own youthful recollection, we'
are free to say, that taper ringers and lily white
hands are very pretty to look at with a young
man's eyes, and sometimes- we have known the art
less innocence of practical knowledge displayed by
a vounor Miss, to appear rather interesting than
otherwise. - But we have lived long en'ough to learn
that life is full of rugged experiences, and that the
most loving, romantic and delicate people must :
live on cooked or otherwise prepared food, and in
homes kept clean and tidy by industrious hands.
And for all the practical purposes of married life,
it is generally found that for' the husband to sit
and gaze at a wife's taper fingers and lily hands,
or for a wife to sit and be looked at and admired,
does not makp the pot boil or put the smallest
pieee of food in the pot.
Teaches in Brandy. Wipe, weigh and care
fully select the fruit, arid have ready a quarter of
the weight of powdered white sugar ; put the fruit
into a vessel that shuts closely, throw the sugar
over it, and then cover the fruit with brandy ; be
tween the top and cover of the pot put a piece of
double cap paper; set the'. pot into a sauce pan of
water till the brandy is quite hot, but not boiling ;
put the fruit into ajar, and pour the brandy upon
it, and when cold put a bladder over and tie it
An old lady, who was apt to be troubled in her
dreams, and rather superstitious withal, informed
the parson of the parish that on a night previous
she dreamed she saw her grandmother, who had ;
been dead for ten years. 'The clergyman asked what
she had been eating? ." Oh ! "only half a mince
" Well," said he, "if. you had devoured the oth
er half, you might ptobably have seen your grand
THE MOTHER AT5 REST.
She sleeps aweary one, -
Rash boy, arouse her not ;
Her slumbers will be past full soon, .
For toilsome is her lot.
She sleeps be quiet now,
Thou young and thoughtless child,
Look on thy mother'sphicid brow-,
Thy words be low and mild.
Through mnny a silent night,
She's watched t with thee alone ,
And found no joy with morning liht.
When joy from thee was gone.
When sickness laid thee low,
' She tat beside thy bed ;
When fever burned upon thy brow,
Her cool hand there was laid.
Then softly, gently tread,
V And speak in accents low ;
How soon shell sleep jis sleep the dead,
O child! thou canst not know.
M. A. C.
THE LITTLE MARTYR.
We take the following from the Bern. Free Press
of Chicago, and desire to hold up the character of
this noble little fellow before the children and youth
of our land as worthy of their admiration and imi
tation, lie would rather die than do what be knew
to be wrong. We war that there are few who pos
sess his moral courage and martyr spirit.-AT Y.
On the 1 1th of August we published an account.
of a most fiendish outrage, resulting in the murder
of a little boy about ten years old, named Knud
verson. His name" was incorrectly printed at the
time. The article has been very generally copied,
and has justly excited the warmest sympathy in
behalf of the little martyr. It will be remembered
that a company of larger boys were endeavoring
to force the little fellow to go into the garden of
Mr. EUton to steal fruit for them,. and on his per
sisting to refuse to do so, ducked him in the river,
till becoming frightened they ran off, and in spite
of his earnest supplications, left him his fate.
A few days since we received a letter fronTTsathan
C.Ely, Esq., President of the Peter Cooper Fire
Insurance Company of New-York, authorizing us
to draw on him for ten dollars towards the erection
of a suitable monument to the noble little hero;
but we have delayed publishing it, that we might
see his father and learn more of one who had so
beautifully illustrated the principles of Christanity,
in which he had been carefully instructed.
His father is one of our most worthy and estima
ble Norwegian citizens. He is a member of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which llev. Paul
Anderson is pastor. The little son, though but ten
years of a ore, had iyen such clear evidences of piety,
he was so intelligent and so consistent in every
respect, that he had also been admitted as a' mem
ber of the same church. His seat in the Sabbath
school was never vacant, and his lessons were always
learned well. Such was this noble boy.
Shall he have a monument ? A gentleman at
our elbow adds five dollars to the subscription of
Mr. Ely. Will not the Sabbath Schools of this city
take up contributions to rear this monument? Wiil
not our benevolent citizens Contribute to carry out
the-suggestion of Mr. Cooper? ' Our mite is ready.
Never was-christian martyr more worthy of endu
ring remembrance. What parent would not pray,
' God grant that I may have such a son !" May we
be spared often to take our only darling boy, now
an int'.int nestling in his mother's boom, to the
tomb of that little Norwegian hero, w ho preferred
to die rather than U steal. Lesions of virtue could
be taught at that tomb, lasting as eternj.tv ' JTears
the storey Jfte. We are Wo he will havft a
monument worthy ot the trutii lor which lie ioi,
his life". We .think we may answer in behalf of the
lovers of that truth he shall have a monument.
We shall be Jiappy to receive, and with the advice
of others, to appropriate all sums intended for that
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The following is the letter of Mr. Ely :
. New-York, Aug. 17, 1853.
Editors Chicago Democratic Press : Gentlemen-
In the Journal of Commerce of this date, is an extract
from your paper headed '.' Fiendish Outrage Little
Boy Drowned." If the circumstances were as publish
ed, the sict was surely fiendish. By the accountit
appears the noble, brave hid Iverson, rather than steal,
suffered death by drowning a hid about ten years old
preferring 'to suffer martyrdom than to be dishonest
or comprpmise his integrity ; What an honorable death!
You should have published his name in full. He de
serves a monument with a suitable' inscription, Will
you not make some exertion to accomplish this ? Sure
ly it will he ca-ily done.
- To bein the subscription, I will gladly contribute
Ten Dollars, Which you may draw on me for at sight,
at the office of the Peter Cooper Insurance Company,
or if you will make the effort, I will remit at once.
Nathan C. Ely.
.'The other day, little Kittv, who with the roses
op lied to the sunshine of her fifth summer, over
heard her mother and brother speaking of some
place that had attracted the boy's a ten tion. His
mother had said he would learn a l about it when
he went to school, and studied geography. Little
Kitty, was presently very busily engaged in dress
ing and undressing her doll, which occupation, in
its oft-repeated arrangements, disarrangements, and
rearrangements, appeared to absorb her entire
attention. The next day, Kitty, being alone with
her mother, suddenly looked up from her doll-tending
with the serious question, ' Moder, what do dey
study in school besidesf jography ?' 'Grammar,'
said her mother; when she was interrupted by the
child exclaiming, in a tone of surprise, ' Do dey ?
study grau'ma! and do dey study grandpa too ?
. An ornament with ease you'll find,
From what is underneath suhjaai'u, "
"Which greatly doth become the fair,
In every season of the year.
The name of the ornament is composed of three
letters in the alphabet; the place of the first letter
is three times that of the second ; the place of the
third is five times that of the first, --1, and the
sum off all the three letters' places is 20.
My first, if lost, is a disgrace,
Unless misfortune bear the blame:
My second, though it can't replace
The heavy loss, will hide the shame.
My whole lias life, and wings the air,
Delights in sweetness to repose;
Ofititnes, unseen, attends the fair,
And sips the honey of the rose..
HE NEVER TOLD A LIE.
. Once there was a little boy,
With curly hair and pleasant eye ;
A boy who always spoke the truth,
And never, never told a lie .
And when he trotted off to school,
The children all about would cry,
There goes the curly-headed boy,
The boy who never tells a lie.
"And everybody loved him so,
Because he always told the truth,'
That every day, as he grew up,
'Twas said, "There goes the'honest youth !"
And when the people that stood near
Would turn to ask the reason why,
The answer would be always this
Becausa he never tells a lie.
From the Southern Planter.
Mr. Editor: In sending my subscription for
the Planter, though not in the habit of writing for
the public, I have concluded to send you my views
in regard to liming. A writer, under the signature
of G. F. H.,'says he was unwise enough to fallow for
wheat twelve or fifteen acres old of field, light gray
soil, covered with broom straw, of which he ap
plied one hundred bushels of lime upon two acres,
and twenty-five upon one. During the w inter and
early in the spring there was a very marked differ
ence between the limed and unlimed portions to be
seen at a glance a distance off; but as the season
advanced, it grew fainter and finally vanished. So
at harvest there was no difference between the lim
ed and unlimed all sharing the same fate, failing
to produce a remunerating crop. May not this be
attributed to a bad season ? Probably too dry, to
gether with the roughness of the land, no doubt,
filled with broom-sedge turf. I verily believe the
reason farmers do not succaed any better than they
do is that they do not pay that attention to the
mode of application, quantity, tc, that they should
do, and which is absolutely nedessarv to be sue
cessful. It has been said by men of sciencejthat
twenty-five bushels of lime to the acre is an abun
dance for the first application, and increase the
quantity in proportion to the improvement of the
sojl. I have not as yet used lime to any great ex
tent, nor am I prepared to go into an , analysis of
its chemical effects upon this, that or other soil ; but
am satisfied from the little experience I have had
that it is a permanent improver upon worn-out land
when there are no traces of it to be found in the
soil. In the year 1850 I limed upon wheat stub
ble, in the month "of August, a piece of land, at
the rate of fifty bushels of shell lime to the acre.
In August,. '51, I fallowed the field for wheat, used
Peruvian guano at the rate of one hundred and fifty
pounds, putting the same quantity upon the limed
portion of my field that I did upon the unlimed,
a'id end I see no difference. Indeed, I sometimes
thought if there was a difference at all it was in fa
vor of the unlimed land. The growth of wheat
was a very fine one, though the yieid was not so
good. I, like many others, no doubt, being disap
pointed in the quick and ready effects of it, "was
ready to-conclude that it was not a manure worth
applying to a barren and worn-out soil ; but to my
surprise it has showed itself upon my present crwp
of corn, which follo ws the crop of w heat of '52 ;
the corn in growth is greatly superior to the un
limed land just alongside the ears jarger, the: tex
ture of soii completely cb.7?a'Jr r ."d. 7,-v nhn
rx , ., j-m.x .., 1 r t.jangea, a..v its coio;
from a grey to. a dark brown. I have ued upon
another field, last year fallowed for wheat, linie in
connexion with farm-pen litter, rotted w heat straw,
fec, about forty busln Is t the acre; seeded the
wheat about the fifteenth of October; ploughing the
whole in together, and dragged a bush so as not to
interrupt the litter, but level the ground. I.The
wheat .carr . up badly, owing .to defective seedsj
the crop was apparently no better tEah it would
have been without the lime. Since, however, I
have harvested my wheat, the growth of grass and
weeds is a very good one, evidently showing its ac-
tion. Although I failed measurably in wheat, I
look forward to the day when I shall behold its be
nign influence upon tbe corn crop; and I have no
doubt if it is judiciously used in connexion with
barn-yard and stable manures, its good effects will
be more readily seen, and will be as lasting as
mother earth, itself, the great source and fountain
of . man's sustenance. J. M. H.
, AVestmoreland county, Va.
From the Southern Planter.
BRINING AND LIMING IN PREVENTING
SMUT IN WHEAT.
Mr. Editor: Confident of the efficacy of brin
ing and liming in preventing smut in wheat, I made
a communication last fall, through the Planter, set
ting forth this remedy, with all the assurance ten
or fifteen years 'success could prompt. Another
year's contradictory result renders some qualifica
tion just and proper. A high laud field of white
and red wheat, sown from early in October to the
10th of November, was exempt from smut, so far
as observed; A low ground field, sown in red May
wheat between the 10th and 20th of November, was
very badly diseased, though the seed sown on both
high and low land were equally treated and pre
pared, by brining and liming. It will be remember
ed by many that on and from the 22d of Novem
ber, rains drenched the earth till some time in Jan
uary, during which time the late wheat came up.
Now, though the seed of the smut infesting the
grain may have been destroyed by the brine or lime,
or the two conjointly, yet the seed of the parasite
constantly residing in the earth or plants, in a dor
mant state, may have been brought into life and
action by w etness of the season, or some latent
circumstance favorable to its development on flat
land. A neighbor has observed an exemption from
the disease where the remedy was adopted, and its
very injurious presence where it was omitted, the
circumstances in other respects alike. Another
neighbor tells me he used the remedy, permitting
the seed wheat to remain in brine ten or twelve
hours, with entire success, whilst on an adjoining
tarm, all remedy being omitted, the crop was griev
I shall try again. Instead of removing the seed
11 to til ie liming tub as soon as skim
med, as has been- my practice, it will remain in
brine eight or ten hours. This is a serious evil, and
it is hoped the, farmers will Compare notes on the
subject. Will some gentleman give the result of
the bluestone wash, so highly recommended last
summer and fall ? 1 Thomas Meaux.
Amelia, Aug. 17, 1833.
Cure for Scratches in Horses. Wash clean
with warm castile soapsuds, then anoint with this
mixture, well rubbed together : Equal quantities
of fresh lard, gunpowder and spirits of turpentine.
Faithful attention to the above will cure even
" white stockings," although the horse be constant
ly worked through " mud time."
The above recipe I have tried frequently, and
have given it to others to try, and never have
known a failure in curing even " hard cases." If
any should have occasion to use it, let them furnish
you the results for publication.
.- " William Rknne.
Cultuiiit and Gazette.
KNOWLEDGE FOR THE -PEOPLE.
Why. is mercury preferred in thermometers ?
Because the range of temperature between its
freezing and boiling points is very considerable ;
and its expansion within that range, tolerably equa
Why are spirit thermometers preferable fur mea
suring very low temperatures ? ,
Because spirit never freezes, whereas the low
temperature at which it boils, renders it unfit for
measuring high temperatures.
Why do dogs and otlier animals 2m t out their
long mqit tongues in hot weather ?
Because, when much hea'ted, they cannot throw
ff or diminish their natural covering, and have
only the above means of increasing the evapora
tion from their bodies. j
Why does metal feel cold when touched ?
Because, it readily carries off the heat of the
body ; all metals being good conductors of beat.
Why are 2ersons enabled to remain in a heated
oven, wherein meat is baking ?
Because of the rarity of the air, its weak con
ducting power, and its small capacity for caloric,
which explain how a person can exist in so warm
an atmosphere. The wool dresses which persons
usually wear on such occasions, are also bad con
ductors of heat.
Why does a drop of water roll about on a red
hot iron without evaporation ?
Because its surface becomes so highly polished
as to reflect all the heat. If the heat be less, the
water penetrates the pores of the oxidated iron,
and losing its polish is evaporated.
Why do not springs freeze ?
Because the earth conducts cold or beat but
slow ly, aud the most intense frosts penetrate but a
few inches into it ; the temperature of the ground,
a few feet below i s surface, is nearly the tame all
the world over.
Why do the Swiss xasanls, when they wish to
sow their seed, spread black cloth on the surface of
the stwic ?
Because it may absorb the sun's rays, and facili
tate the melting of the snow. Dr. Franklin, to ex
emplify tile effect of the different colors in absorb
ing heat, covered snow with pieces of cloth of dif
ferent colors at a time when the sun was shining
fully upon the snow. Having done so, he observ
ed that the snow under the black cloth w as incited
first, theji that under the blue, then under the
brown, whilst that under the white cloth" was very
JfVhjj iaJnjjiulJiliflpb-sfjille over chim
ney pots, and slated roofs which have been heutelby
the sun ?
Because the warm air rises, and its refracting
power being less than than that of the colder air,
the currents are rendered visible by the distortion
of objects viewe through them.
Wfiy docs the effect of wind, or motion of the air
quicken evaporation ? 1
Because it removes air saturated w ith the moUu
ure, and substitutes air which is not, thus produ-
cing jiearly the case of the substance placed in a
Why do heated sea-sand and soda form glass ?
Because, by heating the mixture, the cohesion of
the particles of each substance to those of its own
kind is so diminished, that the mutual attractions
of the two substances come into play, melt togeth
er, arid unite chemically into the beautiful com
pound called glass.
Why are certain bodies called conductors of elec
Because they suffer electricity to pass through
their isubstance. The metals -are" aU conductors ;
'according to Mr. Harris, Phil. Trans. 1827. silver
and copper are the best conductors ; then gold,
zinc, and platinum, iron, tin, and lead. Well burn
ed charcoal and plumbago also conduct.
Why does an electrical machine produce flashes
and sparks of light, when the plate or cylinder is-
Because, it is conjectured, of tbe sudden com
pression of the air, or medium, through which the
electricity passes : it is, probably, always attended
by a proportionate elevation 0' temperature, as is
shown by the power of the spark to influence
pirits of wine, fulminating silver, and other easily
inflammable compounds. Bfande.
Why will a feather adhire to rubbed or excited
sealingioax, and then fall off ?
Because it is attracted by, and remains in con
tact with the wax, till it has acquired its electri
city," when it will'be repelled, and in that state of
repulsion, it will be attracted by an excited glass
Why are brass cocks in leaden cisterns corroded
at the junction?
Because of the chemical effects of the contact
of tbe metals. In like manner, the places where
solder is applied are liable to depositions from the
water. Iron railings are apt to be decayed and
disolved, where lead is used to fix them in stone
cavities; and where iron is employed in fixing a
bronze statue, my friend Mr. Chart trey observes
Mr.! Brande informs me that it prevents the acqui
sition of the desirable green rust.
Why have copper been substituted for iron nails
and, pins, in fastening sheetsof copper to ships'
Because the galvanic action produced by the
union of the two metals, iron and copper, was a
great cause of destruction ; and copper nails and
pins, although not so strong, are not attended with
the same inconvenience.
Why is animal electricity also calhd galvan
Because of its discovery by Galvani, by the ac
cidental suspension of recently killed frogs, by cop
per hooks, to the iron palisades of his garden, when
he observed convulsive movements in the limbs of
the animals, which no known principle could ex
plain. Galvani, at length ascribed these muscular
movements to a series of discharges of a peculiar
electricity, inherent and innate in living beings.
Why does it thunder ?
Because of the undulation of the air, produced
by the electric discharge just mentioned ; thunder
being more or less intense, and of longer or shorter
duration, according to the quantity of a'r acted
upon, and the distance of the place where the re
port is heard from the jkrot of the discharge.
-t : -
4 Your child's gossip is very e',f,
there is no part of the 'Tabi.t;' to w l, '
1 tM filial
circle turns more eagerly thai. o. .r H
your very. ' little people-' One reaou , f
we have a tiny; household-pet. :i :, ,T . '
ivh.nsfi riimmt. lit terances nn,l . ' :
make to us a very amusing mi,'tl
score or more of the like kind wi.i j,
selves at the moment, here ,-i;v
' specimens :'
'She had been watching t! e ; v. ,
the parlor-floor, the result of w h ,v.( (
1 1 1 ,.it' . 1 .,. .. . . 1 ,
iiij ji t ouian jmic vi uusl ill lile t-i'.r
whereupon the following diaS.n,. ,..
" Miss Jane, that's w hat our . 0 .
11V 1 1
iv uear, not our sows. uw i
iOi : i
"Oh yes ; I forgot, Tis in I
A gentleman having .occ tsk.ii 1,
physician, the other day, slopped ,-it th
.1 1 11 T 1 s
rung the bell, ine summons
ie lllcJU:! ,-,) jj't, ,'
1 1 1 " X:
was in. o. yv-as 10s
" Was she engaged The
a moment, and a curious expression 1 ,"'
" Hello, I say, what did yon sav v.,;,,
would cure?" .
" O," it'll cure every thing, h..-ul , v, Tv
" Ah, well, I'll take a hot tie. M1V i
my boots, they need it bad enough.'"
"Ah, Mr. Si'mpkins, we have 11-.1 e';:ais
for our company," said a gay vour ujt
frugal husband. "Plenty of ehair-, j,K-'KV
little too much company,"' repii'.-l yir r
Ligut Summer 11a is. The h,
America, during the hot weather of
bagc-leaves for bonnets, trinmnd
What a horticultural idea 1
A wag, 'it an evening party, a ii;;:,
a lady whom be afterwaids dc-sciibeil
large that he could not get tuar eiini-'u
with her. -
-Joe hates a hypocrite, which plainly :.ow
Self-love is not a fauk of Joe's.
. Ix Leigh Hunt's Indicator, we litid Jie iui
iug pleasant sally, descriptive of a hot ii;;vr.i
a fellow whofiuds he has threejniies imhaii
m a pair ot tight shoes, is m a Mettv ?;ta.d
Now the apothecary's apprentice, with a bittern?
beyond aloes, thiuks of the' pond he ued to list:
in at school. Now the lounger, who canuutifc.
riding his new horse, feels his boots burn hk.JV
jockeys, walking in great coats to lose iksh,
iuwardly. Now five fat people, in a st'i-
hate the sixth fat. one, who is. coming in, aud tid
he has no right to be so large ! Now bakers L
vicious, and cooks are aggravated. '
Lost in a Fog.
fog," said Lord C-
' Suppose you are lost it
to his nolle, relative--i
Marchioness, what are you most Jlkeiv to U
"Mist, of course," replied her ladyship.
Forensic Eloquence. The WheJ.'ifj
Gazette gives the following, asautxtratt:
the recent address of a barrister "out wt,"
jury: "The law express.lv .declares, g.-iiu:'r
the beautiful "language ot S!iakc;uv, -that ::
a doubt exists of the irui't of the nrisniKr,
your duty to tetcli him in innocent. 11 yu-
this fact in view, in the case of my clieM-ip
men, you will have the honor of making aft
him and all his relations, and you can a'l.-r-
unon this occasion and refiVo.L with 1 1 a-are, -1
you have done as you would be doi; ic lu
on the other hand, you disregard the r-nncip
law. and set at nought mv eloouent reina'fc H
fetch him in guilty, the silent twitches of cvis
will follow you over every fair coi -11-fieTI, I
and my injured and dow ntrodden i-iieiit41'
to light on you one of those dark l ibl-)51
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WRITTEN FOR THE SOUTHERN WEEKLY F05
: GEOGRAPHICAL ENIGEA-
BY A DEAF MUTE.
I am composed of 27 letters.
My 1, 18, 6, 6, 5, 12, 13, is a county in M
My 2, 5, 6, 6, is a county in Georia.
" 3, 4, 8, 3, is a county in Pennsylvania
4. 2. 8. 12. 3. i-a ''rivtr n -Prussw. '
" 19 ia a A. ifi 1ft 12. is a county'cb"i
t. m. i., ;,. tvnn?v
iviy o, o, -z, e, y, z, is a couuiy
" Y, 5, 1, 18, 12, is a county in Ohio.
" 8, 12, 13, 4;-1, is a province in Fran
u n A h t 10. 'r a .Miniv ill W s- 11 .
' " 10, 5, 4, 4, 8, 1G, 18, 12, is
a county m
" 11, 13, lit 8, .4, is a county i"
" 12, 8, li;, 5, 4, 11, is
My 13, 11, 6, 7, Is a county Jn Alabama.
" 1 T TO A n o ill til'' I ulttr
-r, i0, , tj, o, is . . .abaM
" lo, 1, 1, 11, 6, 15, wacouuv 4
" 16, 15,12, 1, 8,0, 6, 11, h a
" T7 A. 1 i o m ;c q town in Asir" ,
"I l ) "1 i', - . V jfgi
t " 18 A If! TO I A 7 i !i C0UIU -
" olina. .
My 19, 8, 6, 1, is a river in Egypt;
u ftn h ; ; ' United
.u, t , i o, is a river iu - .
" oi a a o m ; a county in K''l
y, v, u, io - . . $
U r .-1 , , - r, ifif'O 111 T1'
23, 18, 14, 21, lU, is a cou..;;
24', 10, 18, 12, 7, is a river in fnin ' ,
. ' - . . in y "r
" 25, 17, . 16, 7, 14, 18, is a count) .
" 26, 13, 13, 22, 16, 25, 10,js a ccU '
mont. . r0a?
My 27, 7, 16, 18, 17, 20, is a county i -My
whole is very prosperous ami
Answer to Eniirma
Mary's iSEMiNARY. .
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