The Somerset herald and farmers' and mechanics' register. (Somerset, Pa.) 183?-1852, November 16, 1847, Image 1
i O Pi : A3"!:, , 4 " "i . 'it Yif nt iUD wrrnr.N rnn vuAir, $C 50 WII.I. . B& CHAKliED. TWCT DOLLARS ' TER AXXLfO " (lAW-YEAKLV IN ADVANCE. 5 l I . ,. . Y - , - - V. ... -, i - - ... i , J ; - , - , - t 7 i. rpHlXTED -'AND PUBLISHED WEEKLY - BY - S AM U E L J; :R O W, SOMERSET, SOM E It SET COUNT Y5 PA w - t . A . - - 5Mcw. Series.! ' It . f . TUESDAY NOVBBIBBSl 16, 1847. Vol. 6-No. 1 t: SOMERSET-HERALD. ; The 'CumherlaiiJ Civilian'says i'The grcatuesuoa before, the country is, fie pacification ofMexicp. : Turn . i hich ay:w0ay, it ii-present nd before os. iay- ty day.it growi'-in importance.- it absorbs the entire attention, u nether ue will, or not. It is not a mere question iox.Govtrnment to -consider land dispose of. -It is. a question that goes home to the iieart tnd the interests of every individual n "the land. - ' Rich " and poor,' old' and young. 14a tk 'aixl -white, the well ahd the 'sick, parent '"and child all all feel that ihcv have an abiding interest in this vast question. . The Philadelphia Inquirer contains a .comparative statement, showing that the 'number of men killed and wounded ia the present 'war with Mexico has been already more than half as 'grcat'as the loss sustained in the seven years war. of ,the Revolution. In the latter the number f killed and wounded, as ascertained by reference to" authentic sources, was 8C97 in the "former, 4491. i It is estimated Resides, that not less than 5000 haveper ished t from disease, from assassination 4thd hi skirmishes with the ruerrillas. - ' r t i 6 ; The Washington correspondent ol the Philadelpnia Ledger, says : . , "As to the levying of a contribution cf 150,000 demanded by General Scott of Jthe city of Mexico, it is far from satisfy ing the expectation of our Government. Jk million would have been little enough slter ,what our4troops have sufiered.-T-(Contributions will henceforth be levied ion all large 'towns, and the one - hundred 'nd( fifty Hfcousand dollars furnished' "by' the capital. is considered as the first instal ment of a much larger sum due tis by her -wealthy inhabitants." i-. ,.:: , i : PROMOTIONS FROM THE RANKS. ' Geri. Scott has recommeiKled Sergeants TJenfson. AVilsou and Robinson,' of the 2d Artillery; Heck, of the 3d ArtiUeiry,Up xlegro AT, Farmer, Archer and Daily, ol the 5th. Infantrj; Sergeant Major Thompson, "6th-; Infantry, tud Sergeant Major Fink, of the 8th Infantry, Jot commissions, as rewards for-' distinguished bravery and jgood conduct in the late batdes. - This is the way. The 6ih Infantry has already two Captains, Belger and Hendrickson, who were enlisted rnenand havebcen promoted for gallantry in the field. ..r; jfohn.liandolphin 1806 thus spoke: I declare in the face of dav that this go yernment "AVas "rTot instituted for the " pur pose "of "oflensive'war liO -it was frarn. ed (tdse its own language) for the toui tnoA defence and general -welfare,' which are inconsistent with offensive.-, war. ,.1 yall that offensive war which goes out of our limits and jurisdiction for the attain ment of .objects nor within those limits tnd that jurisdiction.'' ' " - ' ' ' ; . i .-. i :- -- : ' ' '. - Onc' thousaad of Coil's Talent Revol- viug'Rlfles .have been" made at. Hartford, tor the use of the United States Mounted Riile .Regiment. . Each rifle is made to tiold six charges, which can all be fired in s 'many-seconds; Jand as they can be loa ded ery, quickly, it is expected that they will prove, a terribly, effective instrument ff . war. ; Gtn ral Taylor has approved rri. ' - .- :-' ' - ,l; A' FALSE PROPHET. . ' - The London Times of September 3d, ?.!uding'to the difBculties and dangers of our gl!ant little army iu Mexico, iptiraa led that, in all probability. General Scott would have to capitulate to the enemy. Eleven days after, and the American flag fioated'oyer the Jfetibnal Palace of Mex ico,. ; . - ' - - 1 " , - - - ' Tno,!!oER and Lightning: Speaking fcf tfe ; prese'nt iWatcnihg state of EIu Yope Major Noah's Times says : "We, hear ihcthnnder rolling, and on lyrray : that we nay ; not see the light fcirigs flash.' v There never was any thunder x "unac- ronjpahied by:lightning, which must flash somewhere. fi so!uj!tr was . sworn into the service ct the Unitsd-Statcat : Cincinnati, ' last wetk, who was n )ha" battles- of. PiloAl--.., Monterey, vn$ r-Bifena. Vista; and in ne last fifi,'and.T& j left for dead, upon' '-!J. reportsJ us des 16 f head-q-jsrters.' From ihf National Intelligvncer." - ' T K U E X M E It I C A N I S M. . ; ,. We have never yet happened lo meet (fwuhjaoy expressTQn of opinion by a pub- Uc assenbly more distinctly exhibition at J once Ue intelligence, the spirit and the port" of Freemen ; than the following Reso- , , , , . Dusly.adopteUattheWhig lutiony, unanimous invention lately held -iti the State of n 1 psl: New Hainpshirci : ; ' ' ... "Resolved, Tliat, as citizens of a free country, we. claim and shall exercise the right at all times, in a candid but fearless manner, of expressing our opinions, of tiie acts whether of the State or .National Ad ministration; aud " whether, those acts of the President of lhe United Stales in his Isst Message to brand as traitors all those citizens.'of the Republic who do not yield a blind obedience to his will, and approve his conduct in the unconstitutional com mencement of the present war with Mexi co, as an insult to freemen, and.fit only to emanate from one who rules over slaves. Besolved, That War is to be avoided at all limes as a great calamity, especially by this country, as not congenial to the spirit of our institutions, or the feeling that shouhl animate us in our intercourse wiJi the nations of the earth; but that we regard the present war' with Mexico as doubly' hateful, inasmuch as' it was un constitutionally commenced by the act of the President, in disregard of the rights of Congress, and as l is waged for the dis memberment of a sister Republic, upon 'pretexts that are falsearid for a purpose that is abhorrent to ail feelings of humani ty and. justice; and t.at, .although w? it ward to the OiUcers and men engaged in that war all the praise , that is due to skill energy, and courage, jyetjve regard the glory acquired by our arms as an inade quate compensation for the blood that has been shed,' the', tres'sure that has been wasted, and the indelible stain that has been cast upon bur national character bv tho prosecution of a war of conquest and ambition.' the first, as we hope it may be the last, in the history of the. Republic. Resolved, therefore,' That it is the duty of the Whigs 6f the country, by all exer tions in their power, to. extricate, the coun try from' lhe condition, into, which it has been plunged by the madness oHis rulers, and lo procure a'-peace with Mexico as , soonas it can be done cordis iently with lhe true honor and ."dignity of the Ameri can name, and, by'the termination of the warset an example otjustice and magna nimity that 'shall reflect" as much honor upon the character of the American peo plc for exercise "of, the' jnoral virtues as they Jiave acquired hy the'.display of Tlldsc of a militaiy and heroic kind. , " Well done, Whig's of the Granits State!. MORAL - SENTIMENT r OF I THE ' . .' ' COUNTRY. : -y. Above our readers have a sample of the Political opinion1 and spiritJof the Peo ple." r The folio wing, , from a different quarter, embodies, we believe," a "just ex position of-the generally sound ""Moral sentiment of the country: ib.- .' v . , Preamble axd RtrsoLtmoNS just adopted r bi) the Synod of lft Sew School J'reslyterian Ch urch tf Sew York "' tend Ji'cw ' Jerseu, i'iz: s ' . '1 I The ' Synod of New '.York and New Jersey, considering' the tendency of war to impede 'the. progress of the 'Gospel, by putting the minds of men in 'a state unfa vorable to the influence of truth and the Holy . Spirit; deem it proper and season able, in view of lhe fact that our country is now engaged in war with a neighbor ing nation, which, as far as it has proceed ed, has ' been unusually sanguinary and disastrous, lo express their solemn con victions in the following resolutions: "Resolved, That the Synod regard this war both, as an exhibition of human wick edness and as a dreadful scourge from the hand of God. . which should, lead lhe! llhn'rrh nfrhmi i ct,;,,- r : heart, to deeo humiliation and orostra-1 lion of spirit, and to earnest supplication before the.Throne of Mercy ..... . Resolved, That it is recommended to all the Ministers of the word belonging to this Synod to labor, by prayerypreaching, and all other" appropriate means, to im press the minds of men with a sense of the sinfulness and the evils of War, and especially of the existing war with Mcxi- PO- 'ft. ' r -.- . r tl i -v c . i , j .- a ..Micsojveu,. iiai uic oynou express me arrpat AtGtm flaf nil ttio n.-rt cople of this land, and especially GodV-covenant peo- pie, see eye; to .eye in t reference to the present and prospecavc evils of the exist ing war; and the desirableness of its spee dy termination. ;w ; .t :, - CREDITABLE to HUMAN NATURE ""-A- poor: little girl ut ..Neve York; says the Expres4ad one of tier, fingers badly injured by a "Straw CuUer'Ut-ihe-Faix of the Amer4eIristkttte-last week. Hercase xxnted.riiTieh sympathy,' and in addition to donatirm-frooa visitors the en itri r?e?ipls f ,Satdr.day;'the, last day the. fair, were generously appropriated for bf e r ben e,5 ti hy th e m aaasrs 'Proctf th esa purees shejH-?? ptjt.i.pos-rjjiDi of. the ' touacttf uziof:$$0& I - i. ; . . Front the Lancaster Examiner. " C7Tbe".weU informed Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, Mr. Grund, outlines the .President's lo the;next.Congrss: as follows TDo llc:j"56 "The administration will probably take : i thL" ZTOU"d .iTlhe'Subiect. The war J was forced upon -us by Mexico , refusing to eelre our minister and listen to our I'he war proposal. Mexico beln? . unwilling lo I listen to what' w e nad to say . we were y""Bu lu..lde piu.! u. ;y.. n of v i:: i i.v ...t .Z..L. j : c t u iu ue our own, auu wuicu was uu , , , i , -rr. -1 .... ltlllu -alluu . . , the act oi our own Congress,' which had j ... . . . I , . -1 made it a collection district. In doing that, we Were attacked, and were forced ; . i . i i i : it 4 ui oeai tnem net iu pursue xnem, " vided Mexico would receive bur commis sioners, Mexico Tefused, and 'we had to strike another blow.' Monterey was ta ken, and .we 'again proposed terms of peace, which were equally .rejected '-with scorn The battle of Buena Vista was fought, and at its victorious close Gen. Taylor again insinuated to the President ad interim of the Mexican Republic that he should be glad to send his proposition for peace to Washington he -was not e ven deemed worthy of arranswer. Thus we'were compelled to reduce Vera Cruz, and to firht the battle of Cerro Gordo. xgain we offered peace, but we had to take Puebla 1 lierc we halted and Com-i menced negotiations. We have sent down a commissioner to treat,- hut the enemv feigning' to partially accord to'o'ur wislies, fortified the capital and its environs. We are at last compelled to reduce the capi tal; but after two fearful-battles we again halt at. the very gates of tthe city to save Mexico from' disgrace and ruin. Again she deceives and employs ": tlie time of the armistice in preparing graves for our sol diers.' Wrhat, then, are we to do' Are we, because. Mexico is unwilling to treat with us, to abandon the blood-stained battle-fields - historical monuments ; of the devotion and heroism of our army? The idea, is preposterous; it -would involve us in indelible shamt? and disgrace.- It would t. : f r : .. l . e , - - i tayictiiUHMia tfiirainot vui vi;niiiir.iLvt iiuu would render the American namc a mock- it t - i " - ' i word .throughout the world.' ' - -'" ' The war then must go on. It must be carried on vigorously- but circumstances must determine lo wha 'point We can not very well fall'' back to a given line; because this would not end the war; but merely give the "enemy the advantage of position.- It would coyer his rear, and he miglit concentrate his "forces in: front jagaiiist that liuel It .would give him the advantage of .'attacking it ad infinitum. while, ourselves would be restricted to the defensive, in protecting it.f It would in volve the surrender of our ? most valuable conquests, and by that means, dcpriveits not only of the physical,' bnt also of the moral consequence of our .victories. ''- l - - The line policy, there fore, will not he adopted hy . the ' adrainislration; ;hut the principle avowed of carrying on : thewar till. all our claims arc satisfied. ..littliese claims are included the expenses of the war. These -naturally -increase as the war goes on, and 'Mexico has ivouhbney to pay for them; consequently;; she must lose more and. more- territory;. that is, as the var goes on, will our, claims for dama ges increase, will onr government demand the cession of, additional provinces to be satisfied. ; As the war is prolonged, the territory of the Republic Mexico must di minish, and pursuing this course of mathe matical reasoning, we . shall arrive -at a period when nothing biit .the whole of Mexico will pay for our outlay, and the ! Suite itself be absorbed to liquidate her debt to us.-; This is the ground the Picsi dent will take in his message. He will not avow a conquest which was not of his seeking, nor will he say how far that conquest shall be carried;" but he leaves that to the ' Mexicans, merely intimating that it will be in proportion to their obsti- nacv-and tn penou1 ol uie war. ican uhl!e' 1 half guess .that the. provinces of Tamaulipas and Zacatccas, either - of which is much more ..valuable than New Mexico, will be claimed as the price of the battle of Chapultepcc and the taking of the city of Mexico. More .will be added as we go on. ; . .-. A CURIOUS CHALLENGE Mr F. O. J. Smith, of the Boston Telegraph line, in a communication to Tlnslnn Trans:nL ofrt;rs .k. follow -. , - r Kn - -.1. will deposit $1000 in the Merchants Bank .against a like sum, that I -have a Durham bull, whose weight exceeds 2500 pounds, who will travel from ; Boston lo New York xity; with a'imessage of one thousand, words, ;ia-;less time than the whole telegraph system patented to House can convey the same message, in consec utive -words, frora Boston to New . York; and I. will furnish thel wires of the New York and Boston, telegraph, free of charge, to the: House instruuients, to jca'rry otst the undertaking.: The :ofier toie accepted and: the trial: to bjnade. -.within ill the jpuonlh? of jOtobr and Novem'zr of th3 crent year.. EiUKCia Oj. S:tk. Telerrapa Cffce,- Bejtca, Oct. 27,.M7;4 THE PUESIDEXCy. . Gcii. Taylor's Popularity. The popular demonstrations every- w!ipri. show thft ranidlv increasm? and ! --- -- r- - . wiue spreauuig popularity oi uie nivm- cible . bid Rough and Ready, and the deep hold he has upon the affections of his countrymen. The name of the OLD WHIG. HERO is a tower of strength, be fore, which the weak opposition of Polk nd There ,u naine of . r, - . ,i' , . . , ii'l,n..rta Zachary I AYLoathatcaptivates all hearts. Uls W0Uiierfully brilliant military career , . , J-, . . frv. ,n,i has excited the admiration of Lurope, and , . . . iV t.,.. in the estimation of his own countrymen. He combines the qualities of a Hero and Statesman in an eminent degree, and is amply qualified to discharge the duties of the highest office . in the world -that of President of this Republic. , How our greenrst wreath would brighten on Lhe ! brow of such a man as Zachary .1 pylori Since the time Gen.. Taylor was first mentioned in connexion witli the Presi dency, we have continued to note, in va rious sections of the Union, the certain indications of his growing strength. The people here know nothing of his popular ity ia the West and South; they have no idea of the enthusiastic unanimity with which he is 'supported in distant States. , J - i . ... nis onniry, no man nas enjujeu such universal popularity with the masses. ' In Kentucky tiie Whigs ' arc almost unani mous for the old Hero, and a State Con vention has'becn called : for the appoint ment of Electors. The same process is now going on in 'Tennessee. Gen. Taylor is the only Inan thought of in the State. Missouri presents a solid front for Gen. Taylor. Louisiana is equally unanimous. Georgia has already nominated (Jen. Taylor, by Whig State Convention. Mis sissippi ' and Illinois have declared ' for Gen. Taylor nolent celens.' Whig State Convention is about to be called in Maryland, to nominate "the old Whig General. Nearly the whole Whig press i of Virginia are for General Taylor; white S .ilubama and .'Jrk'Jiisas'-'irvTquxlW U t t ' T - -wt rided. In North Carolina Whig opin ion is stronIv in favor of Gen. Tnvlor. Strong demonstrations in favor of'Gen. Taylor have been made in Pennsylvania; he has been nominated by Whig meetings in various counties, and his nainc-floals at the mast-head of about twenty-five Whig journals in different parts of -the State. - In many counties- in Xeic Jersey, Drlatrare, Ohio," and Nrw Yorkj the Whig's hare held meetings and nomina- ; trd Get!. Taylor. ; 4; These indications are- loo plain to be misunderstood. Should old Rough and Ready be the nominee of the Whig" Na tional Convention as-' we believe he will, the Whig parly will achieve a triumph far surpassing in; brilliancy that of I84Q. AVe want a Candidate wha can be elected; and it is evident that'Gcni Taylor is iusl tlie man "With "the Hero of Buena Vris to," victory would be eertain." He would sweep the Union like a whirlwind and would leave not a vestige of Polkofocoism. r- We go for principles, however. In 'pre- ference of men; and should Clay, Scott, or any other man he selected as the Whig nominee, he, will receive .our cordial and enthusiastic support. We .wish il to be distinctly understood, that the nominee of the: Whig National Convention is our can didate for the Presidency. Penn. Int. THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD. Tlie following bill of . fare for the Roy al Household of England, for one year (184G) may not be uninteresting to econ omists and the public : - Bread, 2050; butter, bacon, rheese and eggs, .4970; milk an .1 cream, CM78; butcher's meat, X'9172; 'poultry, X3633; fish. . 1979; "grocery, XJ4614; oilery 1703: fruit and confectionary, 1711; vegetables, 487; wine, 4350; liquors, &c('JiS13; "tc and beer, 2811? wax candles, 1977; talfow candles. 079; lamps, ,41 60; fuel,68l9; stationary, 824,' turnery, 376; braziery, 890; china, glass, . &c, 1328; . Jineii, 10S5; washing, table -linen, tc, 2130; plate, 500. Rich Men iv Boston, -Peter C. Brooks is worth six millions of dollars. He is a'-thorough temperance man and will not allow any of his property to be occupied, for selling rum. John P. Gush ing is worth S2,G0d,000. : ''Abbott Law rence $2,000,000.' Amos Lawrence 500,000, and Win. Lawrence $1,000,000. The last, three are, brothers. ; Samuel, Nathan, and. Wm. Appleton, also three brothers, are worth a million each. There are- seven other individuals in Boston worth a million each. . "-'-- ; - "Loxg HpMANiTV-Nalhan'Lamprnan, of Coxackie, New York, who is now 18 years of age and seven feet one inch in height, bids fair to become a man of higher standing in the world than any man now livhigVhaving' grown "nine inches daring the past year, and, --"on th tteual rules of jrrbw'th will probably reaoh one foot morel He ; '.yeigii3 -.152 , poandi. Worcester Jranacnpr. . . Dy a census of the swinish multitude in Ohio published in the Cincinnati At- ' lasi it appears that that species of popula : , . . . . tion ic tMTmiirrr la irnct nmfd n j lief : as t lat ol lh )ire.J5. The whole nuni- ber yf M VX Ohio is now but tittle short of 2,000,000. FR.0M MEXICO. FURTHER INTELLIGENCE By way of New Orleans we have ac counts from Vera Cruz lo the20lh ulti Ino, brought by the steamer Alabama. Geu. Patterson was expected to com mence his march' la the interior about the 21th. j ; : - Tlie (ieniusof Liberty (printed at Ve ra Cruz) has liies of papers from the city of Mexico to the 7th. It says that the most profound tranquility reigned in the capital. ,.- .. The same pnper furnishes the following news from Puebla and the interior: FROM TI1K CKXICS OF LIBERTY OF OCT. 19. - Tiie family of Mr. Castro, a respect able citizen of this place, arrived here yes terday evening from Jalapa. On the road lo Santa Fer at a deserted rancho about ten miles, from here, they were met by some thirty or forty guerrillas, by whom they were exceedingly maltreated. - Dr. Gal v en, a native of Havana, who is direct from the city of Mexico, fell in with Mr. Castro's family at Jalapa, and accompanied them to: this city By lhe kindness of tliis gentleman we were put in the receipt of very' important intelli gence from the city of Mexico. He left the city of Mexico on the 7ih of this month, and on the 11th, at 5 o' clock P. M., he entered Huatamantla, a town a little castol the Perole road, and about half way between Perote and Pu cbla.J There he learned that the force of Gen. Lane had entered shortly before, and so sudden and unexpected was his ar rival lhal Santa Anna ' had barely time to gei away by another quarter of the town. The Americans captured two pieces of ar tillery belonging to the force of General Santa Anna, which the latter in his hurry had no lime to remove, and also 'took' pris- wieL.Vcg;i and Iturbide. .. Santa Anna, aitFrOTmflJS.aQJlaj. whicli he did al lhe liea'd" of one thousand horse, was reinforced by fifteen hundred men of the command of Gen. Reyes, and both remained in the neighborhood of Huaiuantla till Gen. Lane's departure, af ter which this town was again taken pos session ftf by Generals Santa Anpaand Reyes, who following up tlie rear guard of'the Americans. - killed 'seventy men, principally, inebriated stragglers, and took twenty prisoners. The Mexicans had two pieces of artillery with them rone a brass 13-pounder and the other a 16-pound--er of the fume metal. - Gen. Rea sallied out of Puebla at lhe head of a pretty considerable force, and was awaiting at El Pinal Qt town a few miles south of Huaiuantla, on the same road to PueblaJ the approach of Gen. Lane, whose flanks aud rear the Mexi cans are reported to have been incessant ly harassing..-- Bni we are confident that though the Mexicans should muster a force j.fnur - lold the amount of that which it is re ported that they have, yet General Lane, the Buena Vista hero, will extricate him self with honor and with glory from their midst, and will form a junction with his General, unsratlit'd by the ordeal of pas sing through the soldiers of Santa Anna and Reyes. The decree hy which it was ordained that Mr. Pcnay Pena should take charge of the supreme power, in conjunction with two associates, has been repealed, and Santa Anna has again been called upon to assume the reins of Government, if it can be called one, and the command of the army. Gen. Paredes is in Tulancingo, endea voring, and wiih some success it appears, to establish his monarchial system, lie has of late received some very important converts to his political principles. Gen. Vf'em-u is at hi3 hacienda, pas sing away his lime as agreeably as he can, taking no part in the national affairs. We suppose he is only hiding his time. Gen. Bravo is in Mexico, quiet, and on parole. ; The semblinc-e of the. Mexican Govern ment met according to .appointment at Querctaro on the 5th, but there not being any thing like a quorum present nothing was done. Peace is a? far o.Tas ever, the feelings of the puople.arc aid to he most strenu ously opposed to any compromise with the. North Americans; in fact tlie hostility which exists against us in the interior towns, cities, an J villages, is reported to be of the most hitler kind. ' The other leading men and pencrals have gone for the most part to Cuerna vaca in the lierra adienle. Guernavaca is a town teveuteen Ie.iguess.outh of tha city of Mexico, on the rond to Acapulco. Capt. William II. Churchill, of the 2d infantrv.'Assistant 'Quartermaster, dic! wt Point Isabel "on the l9:h ultimo, of yellow fever. He graduated at West Point in 1840, and was brevetted captain for his gallant con Juct at Resaca da la Pilaia. " Lieut. Jenkins, of the First Dragoons, died cf ytliow fve: at Vera Cr"u2 02 ih 2& In the storming cf Molino del Rey, Major Summer, with hia dragoons, charged a heavy column of the enemy' lancers. In doing so, they had to pass under a heavy fire from the enemy' works. The following incident connecU ed with this charge is told by the corres pondent of the Delta. It is not uncom mon in history for horses to show such discipline: "While the cavalry were passing in front of the enemy, in order to charge th column of lancers, they were not under the fire more, than ten "seconds, and, du ring that lime, they sustained a loss cf six officers wounded, thirty-two privates killed and wounded, and a loss ofono hundred and five horses. 'There wero but two officers that did not have theic hoises shot under them; but there is ona thing very remarkable, that the horses from which the riders had been shot wheeled and moved with the same rrgu Iarity as though they had been mounted, until they came to halt from the charge, when they all kept on in a body in direc tion of the enemv." A BEREAVED WIDOW. Mrs. Hoffman, of Baltimore, lost hr husband, while he was serving his coun try in Texas less -than two years aro, in, the capacity of Lieut. Colonel of the 7th infantry. In lhe winter of 1814, sha lost a son, Lieut. A. T. Hoffman, of tha 2d Infantry, who died of a disease con tracted while serving in Florida. At the? battle of Churubusco, her youngest ani favorite child was killed, while serving in ttje 1st U. S. Artillery, in the capacity of Lieutenant. In the same encasement sh had another son wounded, Captain Hoif inan, of the 6th Infantry, who is repre sented as possessing superior attainment as. an officer and a gentleman. SINGULAR DEATH j On Thursday evening week, a singular i and melancholy occurrence took place in ! Roxbury, Massachusetts. .Miss Catha i rine Lelaud, daughter of Sherman Le- land, Esq., had been in Boston, where? family was not expecting her out that e-vening.- Her brother, upon leaving the house, about eight o'clock at night, found his sister lying upon the steps of her fa ther's dwelling, dead! It is believed sho must have fallen down in a fit, and thus died upon the very threshold of her fa ther'd house. FIGHT WITH AN EAGLE. ! During the latter part of last week, a iargs eagie was capiureu near Jamison a Corner, in Warwick township, Bucks co. The Doylcstown Democrat says: A small boy went after the cows in t.he evening j and was attacked by the bird ia a furious manner, and after having battled with it unsuccessfully for some lime, was reliev ed hy a dog, that at the time came to hu l rascue. - Uetween lhe boy and the do"- the eagle had to surrender, and was taken home in triumph, with the assistance of some of the neighbors. It is said to havo been a noble bird. Its length from tip to tip, eight feet. , fcC7It is a delicate subject to speak of. but an ingenious person has constructed what he calls a "skirt expander," by which a lady, even while walking in th street, may make her dress appear larger and smaller in bulk at rill, and without' permitting observers to note how it is ' done. Of course it is made of In.n.i h j - j ber, and is inflated with air;, and the in ; ventor says tliat while it is very light, it j has also the merit of making ths dress sit j easier and more graceful. ,It may be a ! good thing, .but we think the inventor ! had a great stock of impudence. to rnsd- tile wjtll.sucn a matter. h,xchan3. A good story is told of a Yankee who went for the first time to a bowling slley, and keit firing away at the pins' to lha imminent peril of the boy, whoso far from having any thing to do in setting up" the pins, was actively at work in an endeavor to avoid the balls of the player, which rattled on all sides of the pins, without touching them. At length tho ; fellow seeing the predicament the boy was in, yelled out, as he let drive another ball, Stand in among the pias, boy, if j you don't want to get hurt." I An old coats advantages are numerous. People will not think it worth while to pick your pockew the ladies will nut bother you with their insatiate love and you will not be teased to take tC3 with your acquaintances. Mr. President," said John Randolph, of Roanoke, breaking otfabrupf.lv in tb midst of one of his Congressional haran gues, "I have fuund lhe Philosopher's Sione! " It U contained in four words: Pay-as-ycc-go!' " Letters fiom Cork assert that 9,000 nervous i;i lli-t di5tri?:t alone have been ssvtf frm tWh by rv-,imi. by tho j timely succur brutal:: 4. at by the Mace- 1 r ' k . -' ' "