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[■|o»?B. Bo be announced bis intention of seeking jastmew with His Majesty, the Kiug of Holland, rfterybiidy tolti him it was useless; that the Kiug frrr granted private interviews, but oa the most :iog business, and then only to persons of dislion. Tbis did not daunt Massachusetts, who £iuilining to make use even of the medium of the Isencan minister, Mr. Belmont, sought and gained fa :Bt<l~view with one of the officers of the palace. Si -thi« gentleman he showed and explained the •s^dera of his machine. This gentleman was asi^_shed, arid naturally made it a subject of converjsaocn with the other and higher ollicers of the pal'sse. These asked an exhibition of the machine, isd were so delighted that they agreed at once to .-omply with the request of the owner of the macbtrre, and demanded an audience with His Majesty.

The next day the Yankee and his machine were received by His Majesty, in the palace, at 12 o'clock, ii;d he was kept there working and explaining the mveniion till 3 P. M. Ob the three following days, tie visited the palace two or three hours each day, it the request of His Majesty, to exhibit the machine to cabinet, army, and other officers; the King always preseut, and assuming upon himself times Uie explanation of the machine to such of bia officer* as could nut speak English. All partin appeared to have been delighted with it.

On the first day that machine was presented to the King, and on the last day of its exhibition he in tarn presented to the owner of it a most magnificent gold watch and chain, on the back nf the watch carrying a beautiful engraving of the King's signet, with the words—II maiotiendrai, "he will maintain it." The chain is very large, and made of solid gold, without a particle nf alloy. A . tint demand of twelve machines was made for each of tbe government officers.

As might well be imagined the phlegm nf the Dutch was thoroughly stirred by so unusual an event. They never heard of such audacity before and tbe reputation of the Yankee, as well as his hioe. is beyond belief. The Captain Gibson is to be completely eclipsed. The Yankee's is William E. Baker, and his machine a sewing machine.

I shall not Learn a Trade.

I should like to know why not. Hundreds and thousands have learned one before you, and many more will do the same thing. A trade well learned may make a name and fortune well earned.

I don't think much of a boy who says he is not going to learn a trade. If his place in the world is such that he can learn a good trade and have a good situation, he will be very unwise not to seize the opportunity. A boy who goes to a trade.determined to make himself master of his business, and to be a well-informed and intelligent workman, will soon rise to the head of his profession, if he pursues the right path. Tbe faithful apprentice, who delights to do bis work well and do it to the best of his ability, so as to earn the praise of his employer, will feel happier and be a more honorable man, than he who does just enough to shuffle along through the day, and then hurries away from his work ns though it were a nuisance and a curse.

I knew a boy who was too poor to go to school snd college, although he would have liked that course very well. But he had to work. So he went to learn a trade. He tried to do his work jlways to the very best of his ability. He went to a place, and one day his master came to look at what he had done, und after closely examining it, lie turned round and said' to his foreman, "James, lliat is very excellent work for a new boy." Did he not feel as proud as if he bad won a triumph 7 He was rewarded from the start wilh the good opinion of his employer, and he never forgot the pleasure with which he beard his master's encouraging worda. He always tried to do- his

»ork well to do in fact the very best, and while

other apprentices did not seem to care how their work was done, or bow they spent their master's lime he took a pride in working as though he was in a higher post now, and is doing well in more ».« than cue. in tbe world.

Not long ag« a bov was 1<jav,ng »«"-bool, and as I W » chance to speak to him, I asked, What are

'^f^/oing^to a merchant's jobbing house.'

r o be a clerk then. Why do you not learn I trade 'Trade V suid lie, 'I ain't going tu learn a


'Not going to learn a trade! I should like to

know why n trade is not ns good as a clerkship. I suppose you think it is more genteel and respectable! What would you do if nobody learned a trade 1 What would you be with your jobbing house, I wonder?'

Learn a trade! Did yon ever hear of such a man as Ben Franklin, who learned the printing trade, and became one of the most distinguished men of modern times t Have you never heard of a carpenter named Rittenhouse, or a man who made philosophical instruments, nnd afterwards revolutionized the world with his discoveries of the steam engine? Have you heard of James Watt, oris it genteel not to know anything about trades or those who have learned them t Who was Arkwright, that followed the trade of a barber! or Whitney, or Fulton 7 Who was Gov. Armstrong of Massachusetts, or Isaac Hill of New Hampshire, who learned the trade of a printer 1 Did you ever hear of the man who swung his sledge at the anvil, aud became the distinguished Elihu Burritt! Did you ever hear of a distinguished cobbler named Roger Sherman? or of the illustrious lame cobbler of London named John Pounds, who founded Ragged Schools, and put into operation one of the greatest pieces of moral machinery of the age.

A Story about Bed Hair.

The Sacramento Slate Tribune tells the following anecdote about red hair:—

An excellent story is current of the manner in which one of our high State officials, who would do honor to any position in the gift of the people, secured his nomination at the Benicia Convention in 1852. The different delegations from the several counties of the State had assembler!, each anxious to secure the nomination of some favorite candidate for some particular office, then at the disposal of the people: among the rest was a large delegation from the counties of Tuolumne and Mariposa, anxious to secure for one of their citizens a nomiuution which afterwards led to the high position he now occupies.

Among the indispensable attendants upon the occasion was our humorous friend ex McC., who although a Whig, yet was very earnest in his endeavors to get his friend Mr. B. the nomination. After several ballots, the count showed a falling off from B., and his chances appeared desperate; all the usual stratagems common to conventions were resorted to without avail, and all the arguments that zeal could advance without success. What could be done i The friends of B. were in despair. At length a happy idea struck the brain of the fertile ex McC. He had noticed in the morning, that there was an extraordinary number of delegates with red hair, all of whom, it so happened, were opposed to his friend B , whose hair was of a handsome fiery hue, unsurpassed except by his intelligent and expressive face. Now, Mc. so managed it that the convention took a recess of an hour, and as the delegates passed out on the green, or gathered in knots of threes, fours or fives, excitedly discussing the proceedings of the day, he would select a group with one or two red headed men in it, and going up to them would exclaim,

'It's an infamous slander, a d d shame, a libel

on human nature, for my father was n red headed man and he was as smart and gentlemanly as any man, 1 dou't care a cent how black his head may be.'

This, of course, astonished the crowd, as Mc. appeared to be very angry and excited, aud they would ask him to explain himself.

'Why,' says Mc, 'there is a lot of fools here, trying to beat my friend B., because lie bus a red head. They say that they never saw a red haired man with sense enough to feed chickens, and-that such a man ain't fit for the place.'

This was leaven enough, and Mc. would walk away in high wrath, but would keep a good lookout for another group of the same kind. In this wuy he managed tu let them all know nf the foul wrung that was being perpetrated against his friend B.,and the result was that when the convention re-aaseiyhled, B. was nominated by a saving majority.

Since that time, B.'s hair has become more fiery than ever, and it was only last night his ponderous Dutch companion and room mate succeeded Lp,lighting a match by holding it \n moderately, u\gse proximity to B.'s head.

— .. ... . The Alps. .....

My first view of the Alps was nt Berne. I had taken a walk towards evening to the "Engischo Promenade,'' as it is culled, a mile or so from the city. Thence a fine view ef the city is obtained, with its towering cathedral steeple, and the ambergris colored Aar, winding around it, as almost to insulate it completely from the main land. I had seated myself, taken a cup of coffee, and bread, and honey, was observing the people and the scenery, and occasionally casting my eyes in tbe direction of some huge white clouds, which seemed to hang heavily upon the eastern horizou. The thought occurred to me if those clouds were but mountains, bow magnificent would they be—they would be beyond allconception or all description; they would satisfy tbe most intense yearnings of the imagination; they would fill forever that great desire of the mind to feel, if only once, an impression of the purely sublime. I listened to the music for half an hour, sauntered around under the trees, and then strayed along the promenade a little farther on, away from the crowd; but my eye still continued, from time to time, to fasten itself involuntarily in the direction of tbose white clouds.— They were the most unchangeable clouds I had ever seen; and the impression gradually grew upon me, that there was something unnaturally hard aud angular in their outline. Can these, then be mountains 1 I confess this thought, as it first darted into my mind, occasioned a kind of trembling aud sinking thruefeh my whole frame. Is it possible that these clouds in heaven, so white, so ethereal, so high above other clouds, tbat these are mountains?

Two peasants were coming along at the time— theircoats and scythes under their arms. I walked up to them and said, "Will you tell me if these clouds are really clouds or mountains!" They looked at me with some astonishment for an instant, either at the energy of the action or the singularity of the question, and then with a bow answered: "Mountains, sir, to your service."

And there they were, iudeed, the Alps—the high Alps—like the imperishable white pillars of God's throne, piercing into heaven, incrusted with a pure marble of snow, and faintly tinged with a ruby light, as if it were the smile of the Almighty. I had seen enough. I felt sileut, and bowed before the greatness of the works of God.—A Letter from the Providence Journal.

From the Globe of February 28.
Colonel Benton.

We think it worthy of note to write down that we saw Col. Benton for a few minutes at a quarter past ten o'clock lust night, when be was about sitting down to re-write for this morning's Globe the speech which he made the day before yesterday on the presentation of General Jackson's sword to Congress, which he had revised, but had returned to our office a part only; the balance he had left in his office, and it was burnt. Ho said he bad it all in bis head, and it should come oat before he slept.

We asked him if his house was insured, and be replied, as nearly as we can recollect, as follows: "No, it was not insured; but I care nothing about tbat. Insurance could not have saved all that I considered valuable—the bed on which my wife died, on which I sleep; her clothes, which were in a trunk setting at the head of it \ the articles which shetprized most around u-=— the last things I saw at night, and the first in the morning—and the papers in the ailjoiuing room, many of which cannot be 'supplied. But what I shall, most feel, more than \ now do. will he the loss of the memorials of my wife, whose body, still abovo ground, it will be My first care to remove to St. Louis when released from Congress, to be buried in tile place in which 1 bad collected the reninius of my dead—my mother, children, gruudchildren, sisler-^ take the place by Jheir side which she and \ hud marked.out for ourselves."

We then asked him the condition (if his pecuniary affairs, and what he thought would be the judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Fremont nnd the United States, relative to the Mariposa tract of land in California 1 Ho answered; "I have enough to live bn I have paid no attention to the suit about the Mariposa laud. Cuul uud sensiblo men, \>;Uo beard the arguments iu the case, tell me t>*ey think justice and luw are ou the aide of Fremont. But if i.u shall lose it he will have lost no. honor. He ha* passed the point where his honor was at stake.. He borrowed a few years ago large sums of money to pay for beef which he purchased for the use of the United States in California, and drew bills on the Government to pay for a great portion of it. These bills were protested, and he could not raise the money to take them up. Congress last Session made an appropriation for his relief, which enabled him to pay all he owed for the beef. If he had not paid these debts he would have considered himself dishonored."

The Winter of the Heart.

Let it never come upon you. Live so that good angels may protect you from this terrible evil—the winter of the heart.

Let no chilling influence freeze up the fountains of sympathy and happiness in its depths; no cold barmen settle over its withered hopes, like snow on the faded flowers, no rude blasts or discontented moan and shrink through its desolated chamber*.

Your life-path may lead you through trials, which for a time seemed utterly to impede your progress, and shut out the very light of heaven from your anxious gaze.

Penury may take the place of ease and plenty; your luxurious room may be exchanged for a single lowly room—the soft couch for the straw pallet— the rich viands for the coarse food of the poor.— Summer friends may forsWe you, and the unpitying world pass you, with scarcely a look or word of compassion.

You may be forced to toil wearily, steadly on to earn a livelihood; you may encounter fraud and the base avarice that would extort the last farthing, till you well nigh turu in disgust from your fellow-beings.

Death may sever the dear lies that bind you to earth, and leave you in tearful darkness. That noble, manly boy, the sole hope of your declining years, may be taken from you while your spirit clings to him with a wild tenacity, which even the shadow of the tomb cannot wholly subdue.

But amid all these sorrows, do not come to the conclusion that nobody was ever so deeply afflcted as you are, and abandon every anticipation of" better days" in the unknown future.

Do not lose your faith inhuman excellence, because your confidence has sometimes bean betrayed, "nor believe that friendship is only a delusion, and love a bright phantom which glides away from your grusp.

Do not think you are fated to be miserable be* cause yon are disappointed in your expectations, and baffled in your pursuit. Do not declare that God baa forsaken jyou when your way is hedged about with thorns, or repine sinfully when he calls your dear ones to the land beyond the grave.

Keep a holy trust in heaven through every trial; bear adversity with fortitude, and look upward in boors of temptation and suffering. When your locks are white, your eyes dim, and yuur limbs weary; when your steps falter on tho steps of death's gloomy vale, still retain the freshness and buoyancy of spirit which will shield you from the winter of the heart.

The Boial Hums or Beet.—The baron of beef, which from time immemorial has fortueduha principal Christmas dish of the sovereign of England, was this year supplied by Mr. Milton, of Peascod street, Windsor, butcher to her majesty. It was cut from the carcass of a lino highland ox, fed by His Boyal Highness, Princn All>ert, at the Model Farm, in the Home Park. The baron weighed precisely 60 stone, 840 lbs., and judges pronounced the meat to be of superor quality. The baron was laid down before an enormous fire on Saturday afternoon, and for fourteen hours was watched and basted by relays of assistants, under the superindence of the head roasting cook. After the baron is taken up, and allowed sufficient time to cool, comes the operation of paring and trimming, which materially improves its outward appearance. Placed on a dish as large as an ordinary sized table, it is then decorated. Tho royal cypher is traced round the edges of the dish; the holly ami mistletoe apparently sprout from the outside of the ujeat; the baron is then duly placed on the side-board af the dining-room of Windsor Castle, where Her Majesty the Queen, and the royal circle, partake of 'he Christinas banquet.—London Ntwt.

Wolfert's Boost—The Bob-o-llnk.

Wolfert's Boost is the title of a new book, made up of papers by Washington Irving, now first collected, though a large portion of them have appeared as fugitive pieces in various periodicals. We copy from one of the most exquisite, on the "Birds of Spring," the following notice of the universal favorite, the Bobolink:

The happiest bird of our spring, however, and one that rivals the European lark, ill my estimation, is the BobUucon, or Bobolink, as he is commonly called. He arrives at that choice portion ef our year, which in our latitude, answers to the description of the month of May, so often given by the poets. With us, it begius about the middle of May. and lasts until nearly the middle of June. Earlier than this, winter is apt to return on its traces, and to blight the opening beauties of the year; and later thau this, begin the parching, and panting, and dissolving beats of summer. But in this genial interval, nature is in all her freshness and fragrance; "the rains are over and gone, the Mowers appear upon the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in the land." The trees are now in their fullest foliage aud brightest verdure; the woods are gay with the clustered flowers of the laurel; the air is perfumed by the sweet brier and the wild rose; the meadows are enameled with clover blossoms; while the young apple, the peach and the plum, begin to swell, and the cherry to glow, among the green leaves.

This is the chosen season of revelry of the Buboliuk. He comes amidst tho pomp aud fragrance of the season; his life seems all sensibility and enjoyment, all song and sunshine. He is to be found in the soft bosoms of the freshest and sweetest meadOwb; aud is most in song when the clover is iu blossom. He perches on the topmost twig of a tree, or on some long flaunting weed, aud as he rises and sinks with the breeze, pours forth a succession of rich thinking notes; crowding one upon another, like the outpouring melody of the sky lark, and possessing the same rapturous character. Sometimes he pitches from the summit of a tree, begins his song as soon as he gets upon the wing, and flutters tremulously down to the earth, as if overcome with ecstacy at his own music. Sometimes he is in pursuit of his paramour; always iu full song, as if he would win her by his melody; and always with the same appearance of intoxication and delight.

Of all the birds of our groves and meadows, the Bobolink was the envy of my boyhood. He crossed my path in the sweetest weather, and the sweetest season of the year, when all nature called to the fields, and the rural feeling throbbed in every bosom; but when I, luckless urchin, was doomed to be mewed up, during the live-long day, iu that purgatory of boyhood, a school room. It seemed as if the little varlet mocked at me, as he flew by in song, and sought to taunt me with his happier lot, Ob, how I envied him! No lessons, no task, no hateful school, nothing but holiday, frolic, green fields and fine weather. Had I been then more versed iu poetry, I might have addressed him iu the words of Logan to the cuckoo:

Sweet bird t thy bower is ever green,

Thy sky is ever clear;
Thou hast no sorrow Id thy note,
No winter In thy year.

Oh I could I fly, I'd fly with tbee:

We'd make, oo Joyful wiog,
Oar annual visit round the globe,

Companions of the Spring I

Further observation aud experience have given me a different idea of this little feathered veluptunry, which I will venture to impart for the benefit of my schoolboy readers, who may regard him with the same unqualified envy and admiration which I once judged. I have shown him only as 1 saw him at first, iu what I may call the poetical part of his career, when he iu a manner devoted himself to elegant pursuits and enjoyments, and was u bird of music and song, and taste, and sensibility, and refinement. While this lasted, he was sacred from injury; the very schoolboy would not fling a stone at him. and the merest rustic would pause to listen to his strain. But mark the difference. As the year advances, us tho clover blossoms disappear, and tho spring fades into summer, he gradually gives up his elegant tastes or habits; doll's bis poetical suit of black, assumes a russet, dusty garb, and sinks to the gross enjoyments of common vulgar birds. His notes no longer vibrate on the ear; he ja stuffing himself with the seeds of the lull weeds

on which he lately swung and chanted so nierto ously. He has become a'Don vivant,' a 'grvui-iiinii with him now there is nothing like the 'j'^ysi °J* table.' Iu a little while he grows' tired of p! homely fare, nnd is off on a guatronomicnl tour quest of foreign luxuries.

We next hear of him with myriads of hist fcii banquetling among the reeds of the Delaware, ar grown corpulent with good feeding. Hw" fl changed his name in travelling. Boblincon no rxio —he is the fieed-bird now, the much sought for t bit of Pennsylvania epicures; the rival in unfucl fame of the ortolon! Wherever he goes pop! po] pop! every rusty firelock iu the country is bin; ii away.—He sees his companions falling by tliousam around him.

Does he take warning, and reform T Alas! m he. Incorrigible epicure! again he wings h is High The rice fields of the South invite him. fi.v gorge himself among them almost to bursting; he ca scarcely fly for corpulency. He has once rfaor changed his name, and is now the famous Rice-bir of the Carolinas.

Lost stage of his career; behold him spitted, witi dozens of his corpulent companions, served rrp, t vannted dish, on the table ol some Southern gas tronome.

Such is the story of the Bobolink; once spiritual musical, admired, the joy of the meadows, and f h« favorite bird of Spring; finally, a gross little sensualist, who expiates bis sensuality in the larder.

Tastes DirrKE.—In a lecture recently delivered on what he has seen in the old country, Wend v II Phillips observes:

In Italy you will see a man breaking up his land with two cows, and the root of a tree for a plough, while he is dressed in skins with the hnir on. In Borne, Vienna and Dresden, if you hire a man to saw wood, he does not bring a horse along. He never had one, or his father before him. He puts one end of the saw on the ground, and the other in his breast,,and taking the wood in his hand, rubs it against the saw. It is a solemn fact, that in Florence, a city filled with the triumph of art, there is not a single augur, and if a carpenter would bore a bole he does it with a red hot poker. This results not from the want of industry but of sagacity of thought.— The people are by no means idle. They toil early aud late, men, women, aud children, with an industry that shames labor-saving Yankees. Thus be makes labor, and the poor must live. Iu Rome charcoal is principally used for fuel; you will see a string of twenty mules, briuging little sacks of it upon their backs, when one mule could draw all of in a cart. But the charcoal vender never had a cart, and so he keeps his mules aud feeds them. This is from no want of industry, but there is no competition.

A Yankee always looks haggard and nervous, es if he were chasing a dollar. With us money is everything: and when we go abroad we are, surprised to find that tho dollar has ceased to be almighty. If a yaukee refuse to do a job for fifty cents, he will probably do it for a dollar, and will certainly do it for five. But one of the lazaroni of Naples, wheu he has earned two cents and eaten them, will work no more that day if you offer him ever so large a sum. He has earned enough for the day and wants no more. So there ii no eagerness for making money, no motive for it and everybody move slowly.

The DzAf And Dumb Gentleman.—I remember, when iu the province of Archangel, s deaf und dumb gentleman paid the town a visit; he was furnished with letters of introduction to some families there, and was well receiver! at the governor'i table; his agreeable manners and accomplishments joined to his misfortune, made him a great favorite and caused much interest; he could read French, German, Russian and Polish, was a connoisseur of art. and shewed us several drawings of his own execution. Two or three times I was strack with an expression of rooro intelligence in his face than one would expect when any conversation was ^oing on behind his back. It was not until three yean after, that I accidentally heard this very man spoken of in St. Petersburg. He was one of the government spies !—Engluhtcoman in Ruttia.

A heart unspotted is not easily daunted.

'ji Show Aw Auxiliary To The Harvest.—The ifo fret*, referring to the innumerable com-mil maledictions which have been uttered * the late snow storm by all classes of and to the temporary inconvenience which ;cJAAioti< J to the community, remarks that being an injury, the snow storm will eveutproTe a blessing to the people, and they .should •-heir murmurings and bo thankful because of .r-Tit advantage which it will be to the wheat Aroagbom the wheat-growing region of the prA-Wear. The Prat says: t" Winter wheat seldom tails in the West in those aw-as when its roots are protected by a good coat jfi .aw. On the contrary, an open winter, with ^qjent freezing and thawing, is often the prccurir if a short crop, a large share of the fields being ■rr.aUy or wholly winter-killed. This has been 4r experience of our farmers in Illinois for years feck, mil it is also in accordance with our own obfes-rations for a long series of years in other wheatfr inop S'.aUrs. But, beside the shelter which the ww atlforda to the roots of seems to attain the invigorating properties of the best kind ■'manure, imparting great luxuriance to its growth ssrlvin the spring, and thus directly contiibuting at the tbnndance of the crop. In this wuy a deep ii; of snow may subserve a doubly beneficent pur;wsjo

All kinds of vegetation, in fact, share in the genTii benefit. The feed for the stock is batter and sore luxuriant upon the opening of spring; the St. corn and potato crops are likely to be batter; Mti the ground undergoes a kind of softening and r« .vernation, and admirably fitting it for yielding u> its richest treasures, which nothing else will An abundance of snow is also a preventative drouth- The ground, when the frost leaves it, sasarba a good supply of moisture, the natural resmoirs are filled, and it will require a long continues dry rime in the early part of summer 10 check ■■■ growth of vegetation. All thiugs considered, u*n, wo may congratulate ourselves upon the of snow.

A Dcmstoukdid Pig.—The Knickerbocker tells UK following good yarn in its editor's table;

Due of oar western farmers, being very much unoyed last summer by his best sow breaking into lha coru field, search was instituted in vain fur i bole in the rail fence. Failing to find any, an attempt was next made to drive out the animal by Ute same way of her entrance; but of course without success- The owner then resolved to watch ber proceedings; and posting himself at night iu a :'<-uce corner, he saw her enter at one end oi a hollow log, outside the field, and emerge at the other end within the enclosure. 'Eureka!' cried be, 'I have yon now old lady!' Accordingly, he proceeded, after turning her out once more, to so arrange '.re log (it being very crooked) that both ends <t|4Ded on the outside of the field. The next day,

i observed to enter at her accustomed ; -ace, and shortly emerge again.

'liar asiosuajjment,' says oar informant, 'at findin; herself in the same field whence she had started is too ludicroas to be described '. She looked this way and then lbat, grunted bar dissatisfaction, sid finally returned to her original starting place; sad sfter a deliberate survey of matters, to satisfy herself that it was all right, she again entered the log. On emerging yet once more on the wrong ije, she evinced even more surprise lhau before, ind turning about, retraced the log in un opposite iireclion. Finding ibis effort likewise in vain, after looking long and attentively at the position of things, with a short, otigry grunt of disappointment, perhaps fear, she turned short round, and started off on a brisk run, nor could either coaxing or >Ting ever after induce her to visit that part of field .' She seemed to have a superstition conursing the spot^ ^ ^ .

A genuine Down Easter essaying to appropriate f juareof exceedingly tough beef st dinner, in a ^itconsin Hotel, his convulsive efforts with a knife :>J fork attracted the attention and smiles of those i the same predicament as himself. At last Jonalui'i patience vanished under ill success, when ijio' down his uteDsils, he burst ont with, "8tranim, yon needn't laff—if you haint got any regard V tbo landlord's feelings, you ortcr havctome raped

j»tie tU iVA 3 kin sally "brought down the


In the last sitting of the French Societe Zoologique d"Acclimation, M. Millet, who is well known for his efforts iu the artificial production of fish, detailed a series of experiments he had lately made in conveying fecundated eggs. The result was, he said, trfat the eggs, when wrapped up in wet cloths and placed in boxes with moss to prevent them from becoming dry and being jolted, may safely be conveyed not only during twenty or thirty, but for even more than sixty days, either by water, railway or diligence. He added that he had now in his possession eggs about to be hatched, which have been brought from the most distant parts of Scotland and Germany, and even from America. M. Millet then stated a fact which was much more curious—namely, that fecundated eggs of different descriptions of salmon and trout do not perish, even when the cloths and moss in which they aro wrapped become frozen.— He had even been able, he said, to observe, by means of a microscope, that a fish just issuing from the egg, and of which the heart was seen to beat, was not inconvenienced by being completely frozen up. This he explained by the fact that the animal heat of the fish, even in the embryo state, is sufficient to preserve around it a certain quantity of moisture.

Kissiira.—An American correspondent in Paris, thus describes a peculiarity of the people Of La Belle Prance:

"The almost universal custom of kissing in Paris, seems at first very singular to a stranger coming from a country where the proprieties of life rarely permit yon to take a lady's hand, much less to salute her. In France, to kiss a lady with whom you are not at all intimate, on meeting her, is very common; especially is this the case if she be a married lady. Not only, the members of the family, but all the guests, expect invariably to salute the lady of the hettse on coming down in the morning. But though the modest American may, perhaps, escape the ceremony on ordinary occasions, yet on Mew Year's day it is imperative. On that morning I came down to my coffee about nine o'clock. I sat down quietly, bidding madam ban jour, as on ordinary occasions. But I was not to gat off so easily. In a few moments she was at my elbow, with 'Moos. B., I am very angry with yon.' I expressed of course a regret and ignorance at having given her offence.

'Ah,' said she, 'yon know very well the reason. It is because you did not embrace me when yon came down this morning.'

Madame was a lady of, perhaps, twenty-eight, with jet black, glossy hair, lustrous black eyes, and a clear, fair complexion. She was very beautiful; had she been plain I shonld have felt less embarrassed. She waited, as though expecting me to atone for my neglect; but how conld I before the whole table? I sat all this time trembling in my seat. At length Madam:? said: 'Mons. B. embraces moi.' The worst had come. I arose tremblingly, and pat my white, bloodless lips, all wet with coffee, (for in my embarrassment I bad dropped my napkin,) to those of Madame. This was my first French kiss."

Washington.—The reverence which even "Young America" can appreciate, as displayed towards "the father of his country" by his cotemporaries, is strikingly shown by the following incident mentioned iu a lettor from Washington to the Boston Post, written on the 22d inst:

I must mention a touching scene to which I have just been an eye witness. In the centre of the rotunda, in the capitol, has been placed, within the last year, a statue of Washington, which was executed by order of the authorities of the Slate of Virginia, soon after the declaration of American Independence. While I was looking at it, two old men, I presume of revolutionary time, came slowly up to it, and with their forms bowed down by age. took off their hats, aud, in the must solemn and fervent manner, kissed the plinth of the statue. After this ceremony they took their departure as silently as they came, and I could observe, while they were saluting, tears steni down their cheeks. There was no hypocrisy about it, for they went away out of the building without looking to the right or left.— This pantomimic performance spoke volumes with out the utterance of words, and to my mind it was the oratiou of the day.

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have made a successful speech in Parliament ou the foreign enlistment bill. The Liverpool journal says; ••

I think Sir Bulwer Lytton is the moat ridiculous looking man, with his horse nose, and bis blue saucer eyes, in Her Majesty's dominions; and his bow wowy voice drives one into hysterics of fidgetiness; and his gestures—oh I his gestures! conceive Cassandra being dogmatic in a state of delirium tremens. The impression for the first five minutes of his oratory is awful; you see members dusting their faces with their handkerchiefs, screwing their persons to their benches, and keeping their eyes off the door that looks so tempting an escape from the tremendous baronet. Bnt genius ssserts itself, and one forgets the tremendous baronet in the man whose very grotesqaeness but proves his grand originality, and forgetting tbo manner in the matter —when it is good, as on Tuesday—the house cheers. Sir Edward sat down, on that night, with a parliamentary success, having achieved that, (he is celebrated for his pertinacity,) which he has bees twenty years striving for; and as I watched him passing along the lobby to dinner, amid unreserved congratulations, 1 came to the conclusion that was the happiest momeut of leafy with laurels, has perhaps, I choly life.

"For 'tis the sport, to see the engineer hoist by his

own petard."—ShaJtspeare.

The little, iron steamer Mohawk, formerly a British war vessel on tho lakes, but now the property of Americans, and in the carrying trade, was lying in S(. Clair river, a few days since, surrounded by ice, and immovable. It occurred to her captain lhat he could rescue the craft from her icy chains by blowing up the frozen mass with gunpowder— Accordingly ho prepared bis torpedo, by filling a bottle with gunpowder, attaching a long piece of wator-proof fuse, and sinking the coulrivance thro' a hole in the ice. All being prepared, the gallant engineer fired his train, and retired a proper distance to await the result. Now, everybody who bos seen the safety-fuse used, knows that it burns

quite slow|y under water, though as quick as powder in the open air. Tbe explosipn pot following immediately upon the captain's application of his

cigar, he became anxious, stepping forward, applied his nose to the bole iu tbe ice, and, " Look ye what befel!" There was a rumbling explosion; ice, water, captain, spray, and, report says, a white-fish or two, ascended in a halo of glory, towards the zenith. The captain, having " gone up like a rocket," followed out the metaphor and "came down like the stick," fortunately floating like it, and struck oat for shore. .When it was discovered that he was not injured, the crowd who had witnessed his pyrotechnics gave three cheers for the captain and his petard, which tbe former gracefully acknowledged. He declines, however, to do it again.

A Bonsk Boucbe.—A Mr. Tumerelli, a gentleman who is said to have traveled in Russia, has been lecturing in London ou the " social and moral characteristics of the Russian people." He related the following anecdote:

"When Madame Taglioni quitted St. Petersburgb, she left a pair of slippers at the hotel. The landlord soon made his good fortune known, and 50, 100, and even 20ft roubles (£20) were freely offered for the forgotten slippers. The landlord, however, finding the public enthusiasm increase as he raised bis demands, peremptorily relused to part with the slippers under 1000 roubles, (£100.) This sum being rather more than any individual appeared willing to give, thirty-five persons clubbed together aud purchased the slippers. They then wanted to know what to do with them. After many suggestions, none of which gave general satisfaction, it was proposed by one of tbe speculators, more enthusiastic and original than bis fellows, that they should eut them! The landlord of the hotel pronounced the idea to bo excellent, and proposed to muke a fricasee of them, which was accordingly done, and the thirty-six enthusiasts, with the lecturer as their guest, did actually eat TaglioBi'a slippers, and washed theiii down in bumpers of champagne, iu which they drank to the health of the charming c»»- ■■•"

Making Brides.—A traveller in Germauy says: —"The Germans, by the way, have a queer way of making 'bride*,' and of doing some other things in the courting and marrying way which may intereat you, perhaps. When a maiden is betrothed, she is called 'bride,' and so continues till she becomes 'wife.' All the while she is engaged she ia a 'bride.' The lovers, immediately upon the betrothal, exchange plain gold rings, which are ever i afterwards till death parts them. The wo

;r ring is transferred hand, and there it

parts them, wears hers on the third finger of the left band, and when she becomes 'wife,'"

to the third finger on the right

remains. The husband always wears his ring just as his wife wears, hers; so that if you look upon a man's hand you can tell whether he is mortgaged or not. There is no cheating for him ever after— no coquetting with the girls, as if he was an unmarried man; for lo! the whole story is told by his finger ring. A married Viennes lady was much amused when I told her that in our country we only 'ring' the woman, but let the husband run at largo unmarked! 'Oh, that is dreadful!' said she, more than half shocked. 'Think, there is Frederick, my husband—only twenty-four—so young, so handsome—and all the girls would be taking him for an unmarried man, and be making love to him! Oh, it is dreadful, is it not 1 They would never know he was married. How can you do so in your country? I would not live there with Frederick for the world.'"

Tar "higher Law" And The Lower.—On Saturday, one of our citizens who holds a berth in the Boston custom house, before coming home bought a lot of fine trout for bis Sunday dinner, malting them into an official-looking yellow paper bnudle; he then took bis dinner at a restaurant, sitting by the side of a strong free soil senator, who had made up a similar bundle of good abolition documents for hu Sunday feast. Our friend, on reaching home, delivered bis bundle to the Hibernian damsel, with a charge to forthwith clean the contents. With watering month and eager anticipation, be put his bead into the kitchen to see how the work progressed, and there stood Biddy by the opened package, holding up three of Theodore Parker's sermons on the "higher law." "Sure, sir, them ain't trout," said she. "Good gracious, no!" groaned our friend, as be slowly became convinced that be had changed bundles in Boston with the abolition senator, and had brought away that which he regarded quite as scaly as his trout, but infinitely less digestible- As the senator had a great speech to prepare, we fear that the two bundles fell into mutually unappreciative hands, though the trout would much sooner commend themselves to the maw of a tyro, than would the sermons.—Lowell Courier.

"hot Com."—The Cincinnati Columbian tells the following on the authority of a gentleman from Indiana:

"Recently there was a run upon a bank in his neighborhood. Becoming short of notes, but expecting an arrival next morning of the necessary funds Trom a friendly institution, the Cashier g^ave notice to the crowd at the doors, that to convince everybody of the solvency of the concern, the Directors had resolved to nay every applicant for the rest of the day, in gold ;"but, as the gold the bank possessed was in bars, just as the dray load had arrived from California, the public must be patient until it was coined. What gold was on hand or could be borrowed, was slowly paid out and given to the drawers on plates—so hot it could not be handled—being as the clerks declared, hot from the mint. The counting, of course, under the circumstances, was a slow process, and no difficulty was found in keeping " right side up" until closing time. The next morning the expected funds arrived, but were not wanted; the hot gold bad satisfied the de> oositors that the bank was of the best kind, and they began to pay in again.

Are modern sausages meet for consideration 7 Is there an unusual number of ladies present when the captain collects the fare 7 Was the Beign of Terror a thunder shower?

The Intensity or Love Computed By MatheMatics.—Mademoiselle do Luuuuy,a French authoress of the eighteenth century, whose writing swere distinguished by their piquant delicacy and correctness of judgment, thus writes concerning one who had formed an early attachment for her: "Monsieur de Rev always showed mo great attachment. I discovered, by slight indications, some diminution in his passion. I often went to see Mademoiselle <!' Epiuar, at whose house he most always was. As she lived very near my convent. I generally returned on foot, and he never failed to offer me his arm to conduct me home. We bad to pass through a large square, and at the beginning of our acquaintance he took the road by the side of the square.— Then I suw that he crossed it in the middle, whence I coucludcd that his love had at least diminished by the difference between the diagonal and the two sides of the square."

The Grave or Ex-president Harrison.—There is not, in nature, a more truly beautiful spot wherein the dead should lie, than that at North Bend. But, alas! how rude hands of unfeeling visitors have desecrated it. Everything bore evidence of neglect, decay, and sacrilegious pillage. The door covering the steps which lead lo the vault was off its binges—torn off, as we are told, by some pick-nic parties, to serve as a table on which to spread their provisions and drinks, and after being thus used, it had been thrown down the hill, where it was lying, leaving the entrance to the tomb open and exposed to the winds and rains. The fence, too, which encloses the spot, was broken. The whole thing indeed was a ruin, and so it remains. The family at North Bend have done all in their power to pieserve the grounds from violatiou, but without effect; and uuless something is done lliul will effectually prevent these shameless acts of sacrilege, tho whole structure will tumble down.

Homo one called Richard Steele the "vilest of mankind." He retorted with proud humility: "It would be a glorious world if 1 were!"

Scripture Well Applied.—It is stated that Bishop of a neighboring Slate, is strongly opposed to temperance. A short time since, Rev. Mr.

of the same denomination, and a member of

tbe 'Sous,' dined with the Bishop, who pouring out a glass of wine, desired the Rev. gentleman to drink with him, whereupon he replied:

'Can't do it, Bishop;' 'Wiue is a mocker.'

'Take a glass of brandy, then,' said the distinguished ecclesiastic.

'Can't do it, Bishop;' 'strong drink is raging.'

By this time, the Bishop becoming somewhat restive and excited, said lo Mr.:

'You'll pass the decanter to the gentleman next 'to you?'

'No, Bishop, I can't do that;' 'Woe unto him tha puttetb the bottle to his neighbor's lips.'

What was the peculiar mental condition or moral state of the Bishop at this stage of the proceedings, our informant did not slate.

Newspapers.—Judge Longstrect, whose views on all subjects are sensible, practical, and worth treasuring up, thus sets forth the value of a newspaper:

"Small is tho sum that is required to patronize a newspaper, and most amply remunerated is the patron. 1 care not how huinlilo ami unpretending tlio gazette which he takes, it is next to impossible to nil a sheet fifly-lwo limes a year, without putting into it something that is worth the subscription price. Every parent whose son is off from him at school should be supplied with a paper. I well remember what a difference there was between those of my schoolmates who had, and those who had not access to newspapers. Other things being equal, the first were always decidedly superior lo the last in debate and composition at least. The reason is plain; they had command of more facts. Youth will peruse a newspaper with delight when they will read nothing else."

The everlasting hills will crumble to dusl, but the influence of a good man will never die. The earth will grow old and perish, but virtue in the heart will be ever green and flourish throughout eternity. The moon and stars will grow dim, and the sun roll from the heavens, but truu religion and uudeliled will grow brighter, and not cease while God himself shall live.

The Liquor Law In Rhode Island.

The Legislature of Rhode lslaud, at its reccr session, strengthened its liquor law by three add tional acts, of which the Providence Journal gives th following account:

"Tbe present law authorizes town councils to n{ point as many persons as they may deem expedici to retail, iu their respective towns, wines and otht strong liquors. Tbe act of ibis session prohibit them from appointing more than oue agent wilbi any town or city.

The second act, iu relation to this subject, is i amendment of the act concerning crimes and pin ishments. it gives to the supreme court concurrei jurisdiction with the courts of common pleas in B cases of appeal from any sentence of justices of II peace. The practical operation of it is, that, liei tofore, persons convicted of a violation of the Mail law might appeal, and the appeals could uoly t tried twice iu each year. Under this law, they me have to meet the Attorney General four times i twelve mouths.

The third is the repeal pf the act establishing court of magistrates in Woonsocket. This coui wo know not how justly, has the reputation of b ing friendly to the liquor dealers. It is now abc ished, and trials for the violation of the Maine La in Cumberland will proceed before justices of tl peace, as in oiht'r towns."

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A gentleman in Alabama, in exerting himself or day, felt a sudden pain, and fearing hi* internal m chinery had been thrown out of g<?ar, sent for tl negro on his plantation, who made some pretensii to medical skill, to prescribe for him. The negi having investigated the case, prepared and admiui tcred a dose to his patient with the utmost cont denco of speedy cure. No relief being experience, however, the gentleman sent for a physician, win on arriving, enquired what medicine be bad give his master. Bob promptly responded, "rosin au alum sir!" "What did you give him that for?" cot tinued the doctor. "Why," replied Bob, "de aim to draw tho parts togedder, and the rosiu to sodd< um !" the patient eventually recovered.

A Striking Parallel.—The New York Evang list closes aii excellent article on Mormoniani at tt Salt Lake City, Bs follows:—

"One way or another, this anomaly in our cou; try will be swept away. Such a disgrace cann< continue forever. The wave of population is; ling rapidly to the West, and will soon pas* tl crest of the Rocky Mountains. Then this beath< State will be shattered by the strong arm of tl Government, unless it has already sunk into diss lution by iis own vices.

"Its doom seems to be marked in the very plai where it stands. It is fit that this modern Sndo should rear its profane temple by the shores of tl Salt Lake, which is the Dead Sea of America ; f sooner or later it will share the miserable fate the ancient cities of the plain."

The Best Thing Out.—A friend has furnish, us with the following copy of a sign over the Ho of a respectable looking house near Chicbesti England:—"her Lips 1 oo Quers A oooa."

Any joker that can translate the above, at o reading, can "take our hat!'' We have frequent published "the' march of the school-maslcr," h recollect nothing equal to this. Now, if yon rlesi lo have some fun, just "turn down Tho leaf," ai ask a friend to translate it. W* subjoin it:-<-"HEi Lives One Who Cures Agues" Supposed to "some pumpkins." more or less!—Spirit of , Times.

Truth Will Out.—An illiterate person w always volunteered to go "round with the hat," h was suspected of sparing his own pocket, ovi heard once a conversation tn that effect,and replie

"Other gentlemen puts down what they thin proper, and so do I. Charity's a private coucet aud what I give is nothing to nobody."

Remember lo speak of yourself as seldom aa tn

be. If you praise yourself, it is arrogance; if y dispraise, it is folly.

Nature produces merit; virtue carries it tn y fwtiou; and fortune gives it the power of actio

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Written after listening to a lecture irons Mr. Hollister, the historian of Connecticut

Great soul, and brave !—'tii good to hear" of thee,
And tee hirtone ardor Hit tfae veil
From valor, that ne'er sought of human praiie
Hesponae, or payment.

We behold once more
The unfinished furrow,—the forsaken home.
The flying steed, urged by thy sleepless heart
That from tfae echovd cry of "Lexington"
Beard night and daj, like the deep, rushing sound
Of torrent-waters, gain'd a dauntless strength
To stand up in the face of tyrant power,
Time-coneecrated, and with sling and stone
Defy the giant.

Bunker-Hill could tell
Tfaj stern o'ermastery of Ihe battle-etorm,—
Thy conflict with *be cowardly,—thy words
Th it fired the doubtful and made firm the brare.
She keeps the loot-print ot tby glorious deeds,
That bore the spirit of a trampled Land
Tnrough the red preface of her liberty.

Hark 1—from the beaTing of yon burial-sods
Where sleep our country's cbsmpions,—comes a voice
Demanding for thy name, its just reward,—
Too long withheld —Of History it demands
That lingering Truth should light her letter'd scroll,—
And summons taidy man to win thy fame
Sack from the sepulchre and set it deep
2n sculptured marble, that-recording stars
May read It clearly from their silver thrones,—
And lisping infants in their nurses' arms
he brought to learn what patriot virtue means.

Hartford, Conn., L. H. 8.

ay Evening. March 13th, 1855.


.'t was thought, to Cuba have. Would wade through smoke and tire; It seem*, how e'er, bis game was but Ostend-sibly to buy her.

But that fair isle still clings to Spain;

And of her we roust ettse her; 8o Caesar Dodge Is sent, who's up To any dodge to seize her.

Boston Transcript.



Bon. Thomas Day.

At a meeting of she members of tlie Hartford Coonty Bar, holder) at the Court Room, on the 3d day of March, 1855, the following n solutions • unanimously adopted:

the Hon. Thomas Day, one *L our most citizens mid a member of tm^~- u«i wed by death, therefore ""Vy Tii.11 the event calls upon us for an exof our share in the common sorrow.

That we cherish the highest esteem for excellencies and great worth of the deBy a long and honorable performance of important trusts, he was entitled to the awarded to fidelity in public duties. Confor many years with a high position, in the :raliou of State affairs, he was unswerving; riii-iior. *">"e and judicious ; and on the ■ i in- wo* an example of judicial integrity ; at 'reporter of tiie decisions of the Supreme Court 1 Krrprs, iiia accuracy and discrimination comtfit'in.-'-'"»■«'* profession, and in our

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received and approved as of the highest authority; while duriug a long and useful life among us, his quiet virtues and uniform courtesy won for him the highest respect as a citizen. Thus he honored his public stations and has li ft a name above reproach. We lament his death and will cherish the memory of his many virtues.

Resolved, That we sympathize with the family of the deceased and tender them our affectionate condolence in this their affliction.

Resolved. That as a testimony of esteem, wo will unitedly attend his funeral this afteruoou.

Resolved. That a copy of the foregoing resolution be signed by the Chairman of this meeting and communicated to the family, and published in the daily papers in this city.

Resolved, Tiial Hon. Mnrliu Welles be appointed to communicate these resolutions to the Hon. Superior Court now in session, and request that the same may be entered upon the records of said court.

Fouru'clock on Monday afternoon, the 12th inst., was assigned by the members of the bar as the lime when the resolutions should be presented to the court; and at that time, in discharge of the duties imposed upon him by the last resolution, Hon. Martin Welles spoke as follows ,

Mtiy it please the Court

The bar of this County have requested me to preseut these Resolutions to the Court and to move your honor that they be entered upon its Records; that these expressions*! respect aud esteem may be preserved in the most euduring form. It is fit that these memorials should live—should remain as evidence of our deep and grateful sense of obligation to this distinguished man for his faithful and invaluable services to the profession.

For duration, those services are probably without a parallel in the annals of the Law. From 1802 to 1853 he has reported the decisions of the Supreme Court of Errors. Duriug this period seven different Chief Justices have presided in that Court— each holding office with perhaps one exception until disqualified by age.

As the result of these protracted labors we have twenty-six volumes of reports.

In addition to these reports he has edited with valuable notes several elementary works and many volumes of English Reports. Here is an instance of labor and literary longevity which I believe is unsurpassed. If the gifted authoress of that moat interesting work "fast Meridian'' will allow me to suggest—1 hope in her future editions, of which I am.sura there will be many—she will insert this instance in her chapter on "Literary Lougevity" in addition to loose other illustrious instances which she has so beautifully portrayed.

What a record of mental power do these volumes present on the part of the bar and the bench. What labor—what research—what talent—what nice discrimination—what enlarged views, and what careful adjustment of conflicting claims.

In these volumes the dead speak—from them while our language shall last, there will be going forth an influence, superior to mere legislation— which shall affect all our relations aud reach to every Interest.

Of Mr. Dny as a Reporter it has been truly said, that he had no superior in the ability lo grasp the precise point decided, and to present that point clearly and definitely; in the power lo extract the spirit of the decision separated from all extraneous

Were I to discriminate among these reports—I should say that the first live volumes of Day's Reports were more rich aud valuable in the arguments of counsel than any other reports I nave seen, and were I called upon to recommend lo a young lawyer the best collection of law arguments I have ever known reported, I should not hesitate a moment in selecting the masterly arguments contained in those volumes.

Il is melancholy to reflect that of all those distinguished men who prepared and presented those ingenious and learned arguments; nearly all with their reporter are silent in death. Of those who remaiu I scarcely remember one except Chief Justice Williams and Mr. Staples of New York.

When I look back over that list of great men whose names are presented iu those early volumes, even no farther than my own recollection ; it seems one long procession to the tomb.

Of Judge Duy in his capacity of Chief Judge of the County Court for a series of years (the Court then consisting of three Judges) I cannot forbear to speak—of him in that capacity I feel entitled to bear my testimony—having been associated with him for many years as a humble member of that Court. I am sure that a more just, upright and im| partial Judge never sat to decide controversies among men, and no man whispered or even suspected that be could be swerved from the right.— Although naturally timid, in the administration of justice he was fearless and independent. As an accurate and learned lawyer be had,few superiors— and his opinions ou legal questions were regarded by the bar as entitled to great respect.

In his charges to the Jury which were always written—he was brief aud comprehensive—yet clear and distinct—presenting and deciding each point of law raised by counsel on the argument, and nothing else.

As your honor well remembers, he carefully abstained from passing that just boundary which separates the province of the Court from the province of the Jury.

Shunning no responsibility ou questions of law; he assumed none on questions of fact.

That he was a popular Judge possessing the entire confidence of the bar and the community—is fully evinced by his annual appointments to that office for such a series of years.

Of him as a man, it is unnecessary for me to speak. Here in this city, where he resided so long, and discharged so many important public trusts; he was known aud read of all men, and by all ap proved.

His has been a favored lot. Spared the exhausting and wearing contests which attend the active duties of the profession, he stood by, a calm intelligent spectator of the conflict, recording the result.

While others fiave been assailed iu the ferocity of party spirit, or wounded by the shafts of calumny, he has passed .smoothly on, "by gentle wings upborne."

Enjoying the consolations of friendship, and possessing an easy fortune and an extensive reputation, blest with all that is valuable in possession for earth, aud all that is cheering in prospect for heaven, he has been kindly—calmly brought to the "consistent close of a consistent life,"—"content to li*», yet not afraid to die."

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