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LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the *Post, Office at Carlisle,
Pa, February Ist, 1869. Enquirers will,
please say advertised*
Agummv R Esq
■ Ask with Anne D
Bevins Chi tstiau
Bonham J E
hirers Mary Jane
Mark wart Jacob
McVey Milltam D
.Melnlire B Esq
-Me artnev Nancy
McClary E Iward
Norris Eliza T
Nevius & Mitchell
Boyle Elizabeth M
Blackburn George 2
Beaty Nancy VV
Craighead John W
Crevcr Augustus .
Coffman Sh.ii'lot 4
Clark Jno A
Cart George \V
P rTso Sliartol ~
Paxton Thbinas 2
Phillips S Be II
Roberts Lieut R S
Ist Reg Dragoons 5
„Uced George VV
Reynolds Hon David 2 •
Snyder Henry * .
_ Shuff Jacob
Greenwood William Smith Henryk ’
Guy Sarah Smith George
Gold Ann Amelia Seitenbacker Marks
H Shaffer. J
Hilands-Nancy Swigart Catharine
Hockijr'John Sphor William
Homes Samuel or John Shrivfer Sc Welsh
Hamilton William Steftey Amps
Hetrick John Sanders Plessent 'J
Henderson Joseph E
Hart Barney . , Swigaft Micheal
Horts Mary • - Sentman j"-
Hurhmer Mary' \ Sanno Rebecca 7
Hutton John Smith Allen
_,Smilh George Esq 2
Trough William -
Thompson William 2_
- Tilford F., R P.Hunt?
and J Clay 5
_ xr -
Van Posßiub Richard 1
Txr •* '
WolFJohn 2 .
Wetzel Moses *“
. Wilson James '
— 7 Wise Leonard
Yoqng John or Joseph
Lelb Mary . P
Lockarcl Jim -
Lechler D . '
Lieby Johann Geoyg
/ na,. •- -
Myers Benjamin . .
• • , R. LA.MBERTON, P. M.
\ F. H. KNAPP. ;
1 SUrgeotr Dentistarid Manufacturer of the'Sili
- Metallic or Mineral Incorruptible Teeth, N'
VVTcorner of-Charles and Fayette streets, -Bal
timore. • vjf • V. v- -May,-31, 185$.
With the moon's pool light its gleaming,
And the exquisite fire of my love's eye
With purity's ray is beaming.
And nought but the delicate glow of her cheek
Confesses the fondness her glances bespeak.
Give me that; hour, to the wretch unknown
Whose heart was neverglowing
With InveVa holy rapture, nor dares to own
The tear of affection flowing;-
Oh, ne’er may the sunbeam of.beauty be thrown,
On the soul that refuses its‘essence toown.
Tliree'wcelia before marriage.
Oh! ask me not which is the light I prize
lu tlie changeable round of the playful skies*
I care for no light but the ligbUof your eyes—
So’turn it sweetly on me
Turn it sweetly on me!
Oil! ask me not which is the flower I seek
As I roam woodland.fromjye.ek.tp_
M ithias Jacob
Moore Mary Ann
’Me 11 Jane
Moore Mary J
I care for no flower but the rose of your check—
So turn it softly to me,
, • Fanny! \
Turn it softly tome!
Oh! ask me not which is my fondest choice
’Mid the sounds thatthe fancy can most rejoice—
I care tor iio sound but the sound of your voice—
So breathe it gcnlly to me,
> Fanny f • •
Breathe it gently to me!
Oh! ask me not what in this world ot strife
Would be the excess of all joy—my life!
’Twould be a kind, modest and lovely wife
So be thatlclear thing to,me,
' ' Fanny!
Be that dear thing to me!
M 1 S O JL N ISO tr s. '
THE cifcpTlVS BOY.
A-STORY OF THE PRAIRIES..
All who arc conversant .with the early his
tory of our country, will Recollect that our
frontier' settlementa were many- years ago.
before the power of the aboriginees, was
broken ami subdued, frequently laid waste
and desolate by the incursions of the Indians,
who, not content with pilaging and destroj’-
ing whatever property came in their way,
marked their footsteps with blood, and made
captives of all whom glutted vengeance or
caprice induced them to spare.
It happened in one of these incursions
that a ymmg man named-Bird, with his wife
and child, an infant about six months old,
were made prisoners. The quantity of plun
der in possession of the savages making the
assistance of the unfortunate father and mo
ther necessary, their lives were spared for
the especial purpose of assisting in carrying
it off; they were shown their burdens and
directed to follow. The yiother knowing
the fate which in these 1 circumstances a
waited her infant, shouUHt' be discovered,
contrived to conceal it from her inhuman
captors; and haying wrapt it .up in her bur
den, close tp lief breast, journeyed by the
side of her hushilnd towards the wilderness";
Sorrowing no doubt, but invoking the aid of
Him whose Almighty arm can succor the
most unfortunate, and deliver in the-great
After travelling from sunrise until late at
night, through a long summer’s day; the par
ty arrived at an Indian village, and’the cap
tives being secured the Indians threw them
selves on the ground, and were sooniasleep;
but it may weTl be'supposed that . Bird and
his wife, even after so much faligue.felt lit
tle disposition, to close their eyes.- How,
they might escape alone, occupiedy their
thoughts—they maturedthe plan and put it,
into execution—but to escape recapture; re
quired more vigilance and resolution than
it required, ingenuity and strength to free
themselves from the chords that bound theih>
They however set out; and with ther help
less babe, which as by a miracle, they,hail
still succeeded in preserving unnoticed, be--
pin at midnight, to. retrace their steps—but
before daylight, fatigue* anxiety, and. wa.pt
of nourishment "so completely exhausted
them, tliat they found
before-them—the child must he-loft in.the
wilderness,, or,-they .must xepiainc:and: perish
with it. The morning was. already streak
ing the east with gi'ay, and they knew that
their flight must haj-e already been; discov
ered—tliey knew, too, the characters they
had to deal'with, and fo escape there wpa
not a'moment, to be lost. Distracted-with:
opposing resolutions, a sense of duty pre
vailed over parental fondpesp—the mother
for the last time pressed her innocent off
spring to her breast,, bedewedits uncon:-
sciously smiling-cheek with her -tearsi-and
sat it down on the green back of a little tink
lihg rili to perish—where, as slie xasta lin
genhg look asershe-hadleft it, shg spy if
@ C'gi <C 9B at.
Love by IXCopnligbt.
Givc.me the hour of the moonlight eve—
The night breeze gently,sweeping.
As fondly it struggles its wings to weave
With the sweets of the flowrets sleeping, ..
And the streamlets is lulling to love and to rest
The treacherous stars that repose on its breast!
Give me the hour, when the lucid sky,
ltt NOT BOUND TO BWEAK IN THE WORDS OP AN Y MA:STER. ’’-^Horace.
CARLISLE, Pa. THURSDAY* FEBRUARY. 21, 1839.
scrambling after :the flowers, that grew a
The father and mother escaped to the set
tlements, and Mr. Bird speedily collected a
large party.of his neighbors, and returned
to the spot jivhere the child had; been left—
but it was gone;~and in the lapse of years,
blessed with the riches and a numerous pro
geny, the parents ceased to weep for their
Tost boy. . V
. Fifteen summers had smiled upon the har
vests, when in a treaty with a distant tribe
of Indians, an article which bound, them to
deliver up any captives that might'be in
their possession, a boy was put into the
charge of the commissioners of the whites,
with a declaration that lie was a white,
found .in infancy upon the very spot where
the child of Bird had been left. : He was
sfent’to his parents, who immediately recog
nized him by a remarkable scar on his right
hand, which he had received in his father’s
The measure of his parent's joy was full,
but the boy wandered through the rich pos
sessions without a smile. His bow and his
blankets were his only joy. He despised a
like the dress, the. habits and the luxuries
that were proffered him; and his mind con
stantly brooded over the forest scenes and
spoi ls in which he had passed his boyhood.
Vain wore all attempts to wean him from
his native habits, and as vain the efforts to
obliterate tlUri recbHections of his adopted
home from his mind. While pursuasion and
indulgence tvere alone resorted to, he mo
destly resisted; but when-~force.-was tried,
and he was compelled to change his blanket
for the garment of civilizediile, and the fa
vorite,bow for a bpuk; he grew sullen and
discontented, and at .last was missing from
his father’s house, and seen, the same even
ing, arrayed in.the Indian garb',' crossing a
distant mountain, and bending his course to
wards the selling sun.
It was upwards of twenty years after this
event, that Mr, Bird and his wife, now. ad
vanced somewhat in years, removed to a new
settlement, where Mr. Bird had purchased
a tract of land, at a great distance from their'
former residence'^—and while a more com
modious building was erecting, (hey inhab
ited a small hut adjacent to a thick wood.
One day when the old lady was left alone,
the men of the neighborhood having gone to
a distance of several miles to assist at a,
raising, she saw from her door several arm
-0(1 and painted IndimiH <vppt*oac)i l»cr. A
larmed, but resolute, she -seized a hatchet
and ascending a ladder into the ioft of the
dwelling, drew it up after her, determined
to resist to the last? They entered, and
finding their efibrts to entice her'down were
vain, laid down their rifles to ascend'after
her. But the first hand that was put through
the trap d6or was severed from the arid by
a single blow from the intrepid heroine, and
an alarm being taken at that moment that
the whites were coin!ngHhe !ndians retreat-i
ed and disappeared into the woods instant
ly, while almost at the same iVioment Mr.
Bird and his party came in sight.
But scarcel y had the deliverer of her life
approached, before Mrs. Bird’s eye caught
sight of the. severed hand,'when lo! there
appeared before her the scarred right hand
of her eldest son. , ,
Such is the story of the Captive Boy; and
from it 1 draw the inference that it is habit
tlmt endears the savage'to his wilds; that
teaches him to love his 6wn pursuits; and to
delight in blood and treachery; and that be
twejpi. the natural passions, affections and
dispositions of men, there is no difference
except such as is created by education and
HINT TO THE LADIES.
It has often been remarked, that the gen
erality of females have many admirfers; and,
at the same lime, few or no lovers: and they
wonder at it; but the reason, is obvious, if
| they thought, buf thinking has become quite
unfashionable. ‘Air!’ said, a venerable vir
gin, lamenting the degeneracy of the age,
‘courting is nothing.to what it was when I
was young! The flirts qow-a-days make
the fellows so saucy that there is hardly to
beTound a respectable lover!’
The observation was just. The women
of the last age,were more respected, because
they were more reserved. For want of a
proper reserve they are treated with an in
difference which is nearly allied to contempt;
they make themselves too'cheap to keep up
their consequence, without which they can
never be respectable. . . • -
; To speak philosophically, a woman must
repel before she can attract. All. this, ad
vice jnay sound oddly .to a female car, but
she who laughs' at it; pays no compliment to
v Ovid; who knew human nature Tolerably
well; .discovered not a little penetration
when-be; mad e Daphpe.fly so fast from her
laurelled lover,' for his-passion was increas
ed by the pursuit.; '■
j pur-modern people are quite Another sort
of people.,. Insteadof flying' from, they run
into the arms of ,their and are af
terwards surprized “that they "grow cool to
their.charms. Lovers are like sportsmen.to
whom the possession of the game is nothing
to the pleasure of the chase. - If wbmen
.would study.less to please they would give
more pleasure. This is a : ‘paradox, which
those* for whom-jve throw, out these reflecr
tions cannot comprehend, and, till they can,
they will never, make their fortunes by their
faces, .:The roses of youth arenotldngin
bloojti, and when time has torn them away,
here’s an end to Tove at .first sight; and on
that, they'seem by -their, manncr_of netting
thepisclves off, chiefly to dcpend. -To be
stared at.aTew seasons, and neglected, and
in a few more to sink intp. oblivion, is the
lot of a thousand showy girls, who have only
external appearances.,to recommend them.
Without prudence and discretion, even the
most substantial ornaments; though they ex
cite admiration, ■will never procure esteem.
Prudence is superior to pearls, and there
is no-kind of comparison between diamonds
and discretion. Fools may be caught by
the shell, but a man worth having will make
the gem the object of his attention! . , ;
A SHOCKING TRAGEDY.
Love, Jealousy, Suicide , and Attempt at
-- Murder. •
We extract the following account of a
most awful tragedy from theN. York Sun..
A low porter and. boarding house, 221
Fulton street, kept by a Frenchman, named
James Bernard, was yesterday (Sunday) the
scene of one of the most desperate tragedies
ever enacted -in this city. It appears that at
that place a young man,a native ofSmyrna,
named Pietro diPaulo Qualmcuse, boarded,
hud a French girl, named Josephine Jerman,
was a servant. Pietro arrived in this coun
try from Smyrna, about three months since,
and has of late been in the employ of Messrs.
Bunker & Co. wholesale grocers. No. 13,
Maiden Lane. An intimacy, which appears
to have ripened into love, or,something like
it-, appears to have arisen between the wretch
ed pair, and to have led to the fatal ambnur
derpus event which terminated his Ine at
once, and will unquestionably put an end to
her’s. It also seems from statements made
by him to two of his associates, that she had
heretofore been in the habit of bestowing upon
.him favors of an illict char.'wdcr.gmt that her
affections had lately become somewhat alien
ated from him in favor'"of h young barber,
named John I. Craig, who is employed some
where about the Astor House. •
The cohseqitente was that he became ex
ceedingly jealous of her, and had, as long as
a month, threatened to cousumatc the fatal
deed lie put in execution yesterday. Never
theless, he had stated to these same friends
Ida desire to marry Josephinm but it seems
she would not have him. About 9 o’clock
yesterday morning: while he was conversing
with one of his comrades in the bar-room of
.the hojise, he told his friend he did not believe
he should be alive in a fortnight; and in less
than an hour after he was a corpse, and Jose
phine in agonies which it seemed impossible
fur human nature to endure.
It would appear that very shortly after
Pietro and his friepd parted in the bar-room,
the former and Josephine met together in the
room in which he lodged; that he again made
overtures to her which she rejected* and that
thereupon he first shot her with a pistol, in
the left side, just above the hip, by which he
brought her to the floor, and then with anoth
er pistol, sent a ball completely through his
own head, and fell lifeless across herlegs!
The'ball from the first-pistol entered- the
abdomqn of the unfortunate girl, and there
lodged.—-Being very, thickly clad, the- force
of the ball was a good deal spent'before it
reached her skin, and from the aperture it
made iii lief body, if is that it took
with it a wad from'h'br garments a consider
able larger than it was itself. The ball
which he fired into his own head wentthrough
it, from right to left, and w'as found in the
room on the floor. .
The family who' were below-stairs,, were
so much alarmed by the reports of the pistols,
(which it appears Pietro had purchased the
day before) that they ran out ,of the house
crying fire & murder; & the first person who
entered the room where this fcarul tragedy
was enacted was Mr. Isaiah Brainard, of No.
227 Fulton street, who, happened to be pass
ing at the time, and who, alarmed by the
shrieks of the family, rushed in, and up to
the scene of the dreadful catastrophe^—He
found the dead Pietro lying as above stated,
and the girl .sitting up and leaning against
the wall, screaming. Her first exclamation
was, “Take me down;” and as sopn as (Mr.
Brainard could come to her assistance, he
cleared her from the body of-Pietro, and took
the girl into another room, where she was
some minutes before it was discovered she
was wounded. . Before that discovery was
made, physicians, who had been sent for to
see if any thing coitld be done for Pietro, had
arrived, find .their.attention was directly tur
ned to her. They found that the ball had
lodged somewhere in the abdomen,'and that
the wound would iii all probability cause her
death. They had not concluded whether'it
would be. of any avail or,probable benefit to
attempt to remove it when we left-the dread-,
ful scene; and, in .the mean Jime, the poor
creature was- writhing in . agonies which’ no
pen can describe.. At times her pains would
temporarily; though but for a moment,, sub
side a little', and she-was able to state in
those intervals that,Pietro had offered: her
what she would not accede to-r-thathe was
nlad at. her for. her .. .refusal—rand in .conse
quence, shot her, first, and ihem himself.—.
When weieft.the.scene of.this,-dreadful, af T
fair.it was doubtful whether,she could,iliye:
till morning. Tihe \yaa a stout made; healthy
girl; of about 20, and. Pietro could hot 'have
been far from her own age. He is said to
have relations in Boston, and to have .main
tained heretofore a good charactci—Among
his effects were found several testimonials
in his favor, among which waS the following:
• . 'Smyrruii IQthiJuly, 1838.
‘Captain.Rich: Dear Sir;—l beg leave.To
introduce to you the bearer, Mr. Pietro, who,
is proceeding tp‘ America in,hope of finding
a situation. , ~ ’ . ' . ;. ‘ - i <
(Mr. Di Paulo ha? been in;my employ for
thedast twoiyears, and hastal ways given me
satisfaction. Any servicds you mayhavo it
in your power to render .him, would be con
sidered as’favors conferred on mvself, and
always ready to reciprocate-oh similar and
'all occasions. *.J. -
‘l.rcmaitVdear sir, your most ob’t serv’t,
, , “Salvatore Zara.”
The New York Herald thus describes the
scene; It was awful in the extreme; a neatly
dressed Alascian girl (seventeen years of age
and rather pretty. With dark hair) was on the
floor—her head and shoulders rested against
a bed. and formed an angle with the. lower
fiart of her body, across her thighs,oh his side,
ay a young Greek, .whose heart had scarcely
ceased to beat, bleeding profusely from a
wound in the right side of his head, just a
bove his ear; his blood and brains were scat
tered over the p6or girl’s pcrson,thc bed
clothes, and floor were gouts of blood. The
young Greek was’short in stature,about five
feet five.inches, dark black handsome hair,
very fine and oxpressive eyes, a well formed,
Roman nose, and the general expression.of
his features pleasing, but’at times expressive
of the workings of Strong passions. His head
was curiously formed and was very high from
the orifice of the ear to that portion denom
inated the organ of firmness.
Aa a late hour last night the girl was sup
posed to be better, from the circumstance
of he r having gone to sleep.
The process of stall feeding oxen or cows
in the winter on corn and oats ground info
meal or otherwise, is expensive. Dear as it
vs, wUcn stailed beef sells from 10 to 19
cents the pound, if may'still be a question
whether the farmer wiVI-not do as well with
bis corn and oats in feeding it to his fatting
cattle as to sell it at SI for the one, and 50
cts.'the bush, for tlie other. M. C. Pilks
bury. Esq. an excellcnt farmer in this state,
for several years past, has fattened one or
more pairs each year in this manlier: He
generally , works' them during tlie winter,
feeding, as is commonly dime with hay.—
Towards spring he commences feeding (hem,
in addition to the usual )iay feeding, 9 or 3
time,a, a week on raw potatoes'salted in a
mixture of meal or bran, just sufficient to
ihake the handful of salt adhere to the pota
toes, so that the animal will eat the whole
with good appetite: he continues (his feed
ing after the oxen are turned out to pasture,
until the month of June or July, when the
animals shall have gained in fatness that
shall give their greatest weight, and at a sea
son wlicri they will bring the highest price.
It should bq borne in mind too that potatoes
are more valuable in fattening cattle when
fed oilt in the latter part of March or April,
"than the fall or early part of winter.
ABOLITION IN DKfiAWAHR.
Short and Swech —The following brief
but significant report was made in the Leg
islature of Delaware, on the subject of Ab
olition. AVc thlnk-the ladiesTwould gain
much by attending to .the advice contained
in the latter part of this report.
“The committee to whom was referred
the petition of SI9 ‘women of the city of
Wilmington and county of .New Castle,’
praying for the ‘aVolitioivofsiaucry through
out this Stale ,’ beg leave to report:
“That they consider the petitioning of
‘women’ to our National, and State Legisla
tures (which they regret to see is becoming
so general a practice) as derogatory from
that refinement and delicacy whlchVshould,
under all circumstances, accompanying the
female character, and as unwarrantedinter
ferancc in subjects that should more prop
erty belong to their fathers," husbands, or
brothers. . '
“Your committee arc also decidedly of the
opinion that the petitioners whose names are
affixed to The memorial .under.cqnsideration,
would confer more real benefit upon society,
if they herepifter confined their attention to
matters if a' domestic nhture, and would be
more solicitous to mend the garments of their
husbands and- children, than to patch the
breaches of the lays and Constitution.
DR. DYOTT, THE’ FREE BANKER.
The case of Dr.' Dyott.ol Philadelphia,
who is an applicant, torThe"benefit of the:
insolvent lawsr'afts-called up in the Court
of Common. Pleas, on Tuesday, and post:
poneduntil the 20th of February. • Twenty
eight lawyers are employed in the case, of
which twenty-seven are by his creditors.—
The Ledger says that when he came out of
tlie Court room ,-after his; case was disposed,
of, anumerbns crowd of his'ereditors gath
ered round him, and with outstretched hands,
demanded payment of the debts due them.
“Give mo my hundred .dollars;” said one,
“give me my fifty,’? said another; “my forty”
‘(my Thirty,”, “my -twenty,” were claimed
in succession, accompanied with shouts,
checrSj &c., until the clamor increased to
such a-pit'ch,‘that forced to lake ref
uge in Mr. Ridgway’s store -in rCliesnut
stTcet-r-rßaltimore Sim-o C
I 1 ‘—
; Shocking J3eot/i.—A young man .by. tlie
name ,of, John Ncvill, a workman at- the
Pepuohuc Mills in this town, on Saturday
last, while-placing some cloth in a large dye
kettle, in reaching over lost his balance, and
plunged ihto the - boiling liquid.- He man-'
aged to keep his head out of the liquor, and
by his own efforts Succeeded in, extricating
himself frbm his awful-situation.. He survi
ved-however but a few hours.— Bridgeport
Republicans. . , .
•The whole' number of banks in Massachu
setts is; one hundred and twenty; of which
twenty-eight are in Boston, and nincty-two
in othcr parts of thc state. , -r ’
[AT TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
HEW SERIES—VOL. 3. NO. 36.
LORD DURHAM’S PLAN FOR CANA-
A letter from Quebec is published in the
Courier of 24th, professing to give an out
line of what Lord Durham intends to pro
pose in Parliament, respecting the Canadas,
its principal features are,
To abolish the name of Canada, and di
vide tlie two provinces into four, with the
names of Quebec, Montreal, Kingston and
Toronto—these, with the provinces of New
Brunswick &c., to bear the general name of
British North America.
Tins British N, A. to have a secretary and
office for itself in London, and be governed
by a viceroy.
Eacli province to have its own Legislature,
and the -whole country to be divided into
municipalities, th 6 people thereof electing
their own officers.
The clergy reserves, Jesuits’_eBtates,.and
all funds for education to be thrown into one
general . fund, and distributed among the
Kach nrovinCe to send one or more mem
bers to the Ijritish Parliament.
Great arrangements to be made for inter -'
hal improvement and for steam, navigation
A correspondence is published between
Sis Francis Head and Lord Melbourne, the
former asking his Lordship’s consent to-pub
lish the official Correspondence, which led
to his (Sir Francis Head’s) resignation.
, Lord Melbourne replied, very briefly, that
Sir Francis must consult Ids own pleasure,
but that he (Lord M.) could not sanction a
step so unusual and so objectionable.
To this the baronet replied that by the
withholding of “sanction” life considered
himself precluded from publishing the ,offi 7
“THE WHOLE IN A NUT SHELL.’,’
Facts for the people as to de-
Much hue and cry is made by some of the
opposition as to 'defaults under Jackson’s
A part of this arises from a wish to screen
their own defaulting friends by imputing
blame to others, and a part from a wish to
mislead and deceive the people. '
We have taken.some pains to look into
this subject, and now present a few plain
and practical results.
l.The real losses by collectors of customs
under all previous Administratidnsjiave not
been ■ far from 81,000,000. Only 860,000-
of this have been under Jackson’s adminis
2. The real, losses by receivers of public
lands have been less than $500,0.00, the res
,iduc of the nominal .balance' having, been
paid or secured. Of these, not over $200,-'
000 will be under Gen. Jackson’s adminis
tration, tho’Ugh their whole number has been
increased much since 1839, and theamount
of-money collected in a-single year-since has
exceeded the amount actually collected in
any fen previous years. \\-
3. The real losscs;by disbursing officers
have probably exceeded’, since 1789, $4,000,
the numbt:r.of nominal defaulters being over
two thousand three hundred and thirty.—
Of these, not Jbt'fy have been under Gen.
Jackson’s administration, nor over $lOO,OOO
in amount. .
4.-Thc real losses by banks have been over
$600,000, includingdeposites and dcprccin
ted notes. taken;, of this, not $50,000 has
been under Jackson’s administration.
5. The real losses by defaults on merchants
bonds for duties have been, nearsr,ooo,ooo,;
of these, only obout $300,000 has bceriunder
Generdl-Jackson’s administration, excluding
wjiat, wasvrjot due till after the suspension of
specie payments in 183 r.
Let the people compare and reflect. • Gen.
Jackson’s administration was noted for. de- ,
tecting previous defaults, rather than for,
committing new ories. : — Globe.
•Destructive Fire at Harper’s Ferry. —On
Tuesday rimming, the finegristmillof Row
land &Hefilebowerj, at Harper’s Ferry was
burnt to the ground—ls,ooo or 20,000 bush
els of wheat, and 300 or 400 bbls. of flour
consumed, • Loss estimated at 40,000. In
surance about $15,000. — Dalt. Sun,
Anecdote of the last war. —James Know
les, of Point Judith, Rhode Island, in the 1
last war, lived in an exposed near;
the ocean, and never went to bed without,
having his gun charged by his side. One ;
night,there wits a viofent’thunder-guat,livhich'
shook the house to the foundation,'arid a
woke his wife from sound sleep; ’ In affright V
she screamed, “husband, husband, the Brit
ish have landed, or the Day of Judgment
has come, I 'don’t" know which".’.’ ''By ’
gosh,” said Knowles, springing up and seiz.-.;
mg his gun, “I am ready for either.”
A,Quaker invited a tradesman to dine with,
him; whom Jic treatedwith an cxcellcntdin-"
ncr,-a-bottle of wine,- and a pipe of- tobacco.’
IKs-^eSt,-after, .chinking freely, became ox- 1
trembly rude and abusive to .'hip host,.. inso-
miich that the Quaker’s patienco, T \yaa‘at r
length quite exhausted, and he rose up aiul-,
addressed him in tlic foUpwing words:—
“Friend,’’l have given thee a meat offer- ’
ing, and drink offering, and biitnt offering,
and for thy misconduct, I will give thee a '
heave offering;’’ and immediately.'threw him ;
into the-street out of the parlous window;.
. The Quebec Mercury says that three more ‘
tegimenta arc; coming to- Canada ,froi\i.tUe.r
West Indies. '• '
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