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of their country's cause. Then to the few by artificiarforms. may assert its true dignity
who still linger amongst us, whether marked and power. Here may be developed all the
with the scare of battle, or bowed down with latent energies of • man's nature. However
tremulous old age, should we extend a nation's sanguine might have been the anticipations of
gratitude. those who assisted in the establishment of our
Short however must be the sight. and con- free institutions, yet the result has far exceed
tracted the minds, of those who see nothing in ed them. In their practical workings, the
that struggle but the numerous instances of self- hopes of the friends of liberty throughout the
sacrifices—the bold and manly daring of indi. world hive been more than realized. In pro
viduals, or the patient sufferings of those. who rooting the prosperity, in expanding the minds,
went forth to battle, so destitute of the necessa. in cultivating the virtues, In securing the so
ries of life, that their own blood marked their cial and domestic happiness of our people, they
tracks. For all these, marked and striking have been pre-eminently successful. A new
as they are, are utterly insufficient to impress impetus has been given to scientific investiga
upon the mind, a proper estimate of the PAIN- tion; not that kind of investigation which spends
(metes for which they contended. - Those itself in theoretical systems. separate and apart
principles embodied in the declaration of human from the wants .ilf man ; but that other kind,
; rights, were not conceived in the mind at the which has; for its object the improvement of
hour which gave them birth. On turning back mind, and supplying the wants of man. In all
the page of history, we find occasional glim- those which contribute to our comforts and ra
tmerings of their light ; and although 'obscured tional enjoyments. rapid progress has been
by oppression and superstition, yet they were made. Under the influence of our temperate
not extinguished. climate, fertile soil and benign laws, we have
The impetus given to the human mind by gone on prospering and to prosper. Seventy
the revival of Inning in the sixteenth century, years have passed away since the promulgation
began to remove the clouds that had 'obscured of the truths in the ever memorable declare
their brightness. When the human intellect lion of our fathers, and twenty millions of ha
began to exercise its powers of thought and of man-beings are now within the limits of our
reason, to examine and compare--to build sys- territory, and under the shield and protection
terns. not upon mere conjectural theories , but of our laws. Twenty-eight free states, bound
- upon collected and classified facts. When the together in one grand confederative system. all
mind became conversant w ith the l a ws of the assisting and uniting in forming the American
• material universe;—when not only had "new Union, is a sight of which we may well be
1 continents been discovered on the earth, and proud. The destructive principles, which in
new worlds in the heavens ;" but when by the the ancient republics were inseparably connect
aid Of reason and progressive science, " man ted with an increasing extent of territory. sp.
weighed the planets and decomposed the sun• pear to have been suceessfully guarded against
beam," the intellectual light which shown upon under our confederated union. And while the
the material world, scattered some of the mist separate rights of the States are preserved a d
1 which had floated before the intellectual. varied—while the operations of our federst
Although the true principles of human fiber• union are coafined within their appropriate
tv were then hut imperfectly understood by the sphere—so long.mav state after-state be added
FRIENDI it!in FELL4IW.CITIZENS :—Another 1 great mass of the people, vet a spirit of inquiry to our union. without endangering our liberties
rear has ro led Its raptil round—another sun was awakened. which has never since entirely or destroying the beautiful harmony of our
has ushered in our natal day. Once more are slumbered. But as age slier age. and century. system. But if the constitutional land marks
the freemen of this now vast Republic. per- I after eentury. had passed away without a pro• which divide the states from the Federal go
n teed to commemorate the day of their na- . per acknowledgment of the rights of man ; as vernrornt are obliterated or obscured, the seeds
inn's birth ; a day. on which every lover - of the distinctions of birth and hereditary honors of disease will be planted. which will cause
Winn liberty should rejoice—a day which had become so firmly ingrafted and cemented our republic to be numbered among those that
..tinuld rause the breast to swell, and the heart with the political organizations of the world, are passed.
to thrill with the most lively emotions. The I that they were deemed essentially t ecessary to Relying, as our institutions do for their sup-
Imo of history leaches that it has ever been' a I the p-rpetuation of civil society. time was re- port. en the intelligence and virtue of .he peo- •
dieuguished trait of the human character, to quireil to change the course of human thought, ple, the subject of education necessarily be
osme d ie periodical recurrence of those days and endure it to sanction and adopt a new or. comee of momentum's importance. As the
and times which were distinguished for the der of things—a new system of government, control and direction of government are plated
emution of deeds highly important and hene- The unnatural and forced assumption of the in t e hands of the mass. that mass must be
tirel in the annals of their respective nation,— inability of man for self-government, became instr coed and enligntened for a proper dig-
The whole history of the human race appears too palpable to escape the observation and de- charge of their duties. It is not sufficient that
in have sanctions d and approved of such oh- tection of unbiased and inquiring minds. Ma- a part only. of the community be informed, in
serratire. It has been deemed not only a man- ny of those who sought this western world as order to secure the happiness and prosperity of
;.er well calculated for individual gratification a refuge from political and religious perseru• t h e rest. The history of modern Europe is
and delight, but wadi further, to turn the mind tion. brought with them the germs of liberty replete with instruction and argument upon this
hark to Think and reflect, upon the importance deeply planted and rooted in their minds.— point. Man to secure his rights, must know
of the aq, and the character of the actors:;— When they reached these shores—when they w h en t h e y are invaded. He must be ever
to enable them to pass in frequent review, the set foot upon this continent—the magnificent vigilant and ever active. He must not slum
urn-tenant epochs in their nation's history, and works of nature which on every hand met the ber at his post, nor rest in slothful and fancied
study the character of the nobler intellects with eye. opened the deep fountains of the soul.—. security.
which they were inseparably fonnectecl. If All the elements of natureseerned to indicate— In the science of government, old things
;nail ages mankind have so eagerly seized up- Ito speak ,of a different order of things. Re- have passed away, and new things have taken
on this manner of testifying their gratitude and moved from the false glitter of regal pomp and their places. The destinies of the world are
_approbation • surely. on the recurrence of this I splendor. Accustomed to exercise and call in- not hereafter to be ruled by the blood and car
day. every drop of American blood should to activity all the powers of the mind. thepe
rmte more quickly in tts channels. For on , litical inequalities whicli'they had originally nage of the tented field ; but by the more pow
erful and penetrating force of public opinion.
this day, the return of which-we have now as- been taught, were of divine right, noon began
iembled to celebrate, was sent forth to the to give way to those more ever,
accordance with guided by intelligence. It is a truth. however,
world, a document which has not only imnior-Th e Bence alone._ unconnected with virtue and true
the of nature and fitness of things. stamped upon the page of history. that intelli.
Wired its author.bot which has also stamped its mind longed for the enjoyment of those rights
religion, affords no guarantee for the preserve
truths upon millions of the human mind. Some for which it was designed b y .i beneficent Crea- lion of libeity. Rome, the once proud mei
afthe sentiments ollibertiand equality, which tor . Long before the first blow was struck at tress of the world, with all of her eloquence and
are there expressed., appear almost worthy to Lexington, a revolution in individual senti- learning—with all of her science and philoso
hare been indited by an inspired author. They ment had taken place. Though the colonists
phy—with all of her colossal power and
breathe a spirit of liberty and equality which still professed, and indeed supposed, that,they wealth ; yet wanting in virtue and true reli
e ha.eil upon the principles of God's immuta- entertained proper sentiments of loyalty; yet port. the foundation of her government was
lole justice. in truth the sentiments which had grown up sapped. Luxury. licentiousness and idolatry,
The effects of the promulgation of the senti- in their breasts, were so directly opposed to poured their venom into her pampered heart ;
tome contained in the Declaration of Ameri- the scheme of monarchy and hereditary nobili- which, festering at the very core, sent forth its
s'vfintleseendence, should by no means be con- ty. that upon coming into conflict they were noxious effluvia through every part of her bloat
rt•frool as confined to the limits of our tertito- immediately fanned into a blaze. Between ed system. Her soil was fattened with the
-". 3. they then were, or as they now are.— elements so discordant in their nature, no per-
plunder of other nations, and her altars crim-
When tai the words of the instilment itself, manent union could exist. For a long time
armed by the blood of rival factions. Her
- a decent respect for the 'Tinton of mankind, after dip s commencement of hostilities • allegi- wealth. her dominion, her power, scarcely had
req , lired that they should declare the causes ance tot* British government was avowed,
limit; vet all these but contributed to her
nelt.ch impelled them to dissolve the political and a redress of grevianres only claimed. But weakness ; and she crumbled to atoms.
' b ind' w h irl' had connected them with anoth- I this state of things could not continue. The
At a later period in the world's history. Re
fn:" little did the framers of that charter of j spirit of liberty which had obtained a footing
aman liberty, anticipate the rapid extent of its iin each individual mind was at length breathed flut,b h
li c . France affords an instructive lesson.,-
K . in all that could gratify the taste or pam
olluenee upon the ;Todd. Not only did the I aloud. Then. in a happy moment, the Con
etite Resplendent', in literature,
per the app • .
'''l'ralerit. "in support of which, they pledg. Mental Congress caught and 'reduced to form
el thstr lives, their fortunes and their sacred I the varied individual opinions of the patriots a_r n t e s d and science. In refinements, the most re
in national glory, renowned. Yet her
'^nof." form a mutual bond of union; but it of the land - Those thoughts. penned by the fined In
were blight ed ' by the withering and
''ii a pillar of strength, around which they `clear head and skilful hand of Thomas Jeffer
clitoding influences of luxury licentiousness
"old„ dlint.! with a firm reliance in the rectitude i son—adopted by Congress. and ratified by the
r and in fi delity ; and her liberties passed from
1 their intentions t and to which the master ; people. farmed the acknowledged public sent.-
'pin ts el the land could point. as ” a light to i ment of the land. Individual sentiment, had her Her prond and magnificent Republic
their path and a guidetheirfeet." I j met individual to t was sentiment, and they united and I signally and totally failed.
Pilr flat which .guided their most noble' coalesced. From that time forth their - efforts IFrom the instructive lessons of Rome and
41 ' 11 "m the establishment of their inalienable could he concentrated, for their object was of France, let us take warning. Let us as a
loghts ' dearly and distinctly vi s ible. . nation. anxious for our own preservation, ne-
With the history of that e ventful struegle Nerved and strengthened by the justice of I ver lose sight of virtue and true religion. Al
which "'lilted MI the establishment o f our I n - , their c a use—the battle was fought—the victory j though intelligence be neceessary, yet back of
d ependence. and gave us rank amongsts the 1 won, and their Independence achieved. Three I it• lying deep, and forming the only sure romp
tit " of the earth. von are all familiar, and it 1 millions of people rising in the majesty of their , dation upon which our institution' can rest, are
"unnecessary to refer to it at length. The 1 power and conseinusnessof their inherent & in- ' the principles of religion. Not a religion of
14111 es:the wants, the sufferings. thefilivatinns, • alienable rights , had with unexampled boldness forms and ceremonies alone—not a spirit of
die dere " and the victories or t h e so ldiers of c onceived, and unprecedented success, sue- sectarian acrimony and zeal—but that Divine
the R ""lotion. are fresh to the minds of you • ceeded in eetah'ishing a Republic based upon spirit of universal , love. benevolence and jus•
' ll . In your earliest infancy Y it r minds were the broad principles of equal rights and human i tics which flows from God's universal law. _
elf i erest e d in their recital ; unit . tyo u nr succeeding liberty. Thus tar I have glanced, very briefly, at the
you anw th ''
Iron nw I thood, have not e ra dicated them Although they had thus fought and bled for gradual advancement and extension of those
your minds. May they ever remain fresh the establishment at a new order of things, yet principles which not only resulted in the estate.
in The mind's recollection ;
and while a single I when obtained • no selfish policy marked their lishment tit our Republic; but, which have
'soldier who battled in that cause, remains to I conduct. To the whole world they threw since advanced it with accelerated rapidity.".•
'K s he more
Perfect development of the grand ; wide their portals: and to all, said , come and - In so doing, I have faintly traced out the riper
et' ate a man's political emancipation. and to ' partake of our blessings. We have not only • a eon of God's universal low. Progress and
tt:fil! w ith
, lit, presence , let him receive the secured an as! loin for ourselves and our po t - 1 devdopemere are universal laws of nature.—
"sp-et an d eralittide which is most j o sov his tinily, but there is still room and to spare. for "First the blade, then the ear. after that the 1
; e ' Many of the men who battled in that ho- the down -trodden of every clime. Come one full enema in the ear . " In whichever direction
v Cause. were more than common men. it ' awl all, and here enjoy those cavil and religious we torn, whether in the vegetable, animal or
:net the desire of wealth. nor a name in liberties which are guaranteed by our free in* mineral kingdom. progress and development
to. h ' hankering after vain titles or heredi: stituticem. The oppressed of Europe heard ev e r y w h ere meett h e eye . A p l ant ipr i n/E . up __
~, 1, °nor, • that drew them from their quiet 1 the call ; and thnosse,ls alter thousands. leav- • expands—hastens to its maturity—performs
tin " and peaceful occupations, and induced Img the homes of their fathers , have come to its mission, and returns to .the earth. In its
Ito risk thew all, in the battles of their 1 participate in our liberties, and assist in the • very decay it gives nourishment to othev life.
st _e , r 4 k. But it was their loured of operes- grand development which one country is des- which springs forth sod in due time gives ans-
Z e ed their zeal for the rights of man.— I tined to exhibit. Those of every clime who tenanee to beasts , and to mat himself. The
'I a n their country ihs mtei ,_ . , called for their s ervices, ' said in their hearts." wherever liberty ie. there ' grand development, the vennemine spirit is
N eu a (pick and efficient response be also." heve sought our haul and en- ; ever at wink Man. the individual may die
Crest power of the mother country rolled themselves amongst our entwine. land pus from the woeld's theatre t hut tnan.the
. th eir _, s the mistaken loyalty of some in By the establishment of our government , a ' human race is ever progressive. ' Nothingev.
, , r;;; ''"e t• prevented them trom nerving
1 and 1'! h their field has been opened worthy the genius of ;er ocenrred or can occur through blind end
• 6 are their breasts in defence man. Here the human intellect, untrammeled 1 fortuitous chance. "The eve and the hand of
, E , © 'CYY .L SIM& $ '
WEDNESDAY , JULY 15, 1846
Towanda, July 7, 1846.
VLTSSZS Msaccra, Eau—Ttear Sir.—The underaign.
ed committee appointed to make arrangements for the
celebration of the Anniversary of our National Indepen
deem in this place—having listened with much pleasure
to the Oration delivered by you upon that occasion, beg
have to solicit a copy of the same for publication.
Roping that you may comply with our request, we
H. P. GOODRICH,
6ommittee of Arrangements.
Towanda, July 7, 1846.
Gt.-more , . :—Your kind note of this morning, has
lust teen recewed.
The Oration to which you refer, was prepared in
haste, amidst frequent interruptions by professional bad•
res., and without any design for its publication. Yet
do not feel at liberty to refuse your request.
It if accordingly placed at your disposal
With feeling• of the highest regard for yourkindneres,
I Raisin Very truly and sincerely,
Musts. C. REED.
H. P. GOODRICH. • ,
E. D. MONTANYE,
Com minx of Arrangements
DELIA VIED BY ULYSSES MERCUR, ESQR
it ToNvandu, July 4, 1846.
THE BRADFORD REPORTER.
PUBLISHED EirERY.WEDNESDAY, AT TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY E. 0. & H. P. GOODRICH.
nomunsiss OF DENUNCIATION IRON ANY QUARTER."
Omnipotence in accordance with his most per
fect law, sees. guide. and directs all thing..
Then if the truth of universal_ progress attd
development be established. man's true desti
ny has not yet been reached. Through appa
rent or perhaps temporary reactions and revul
sion. his march will be onward. Such being
the general tendency of the human race, who
can place limits to our future greatness, if we
are but true to ourselves? The vantage-ground
which we now occupy has placed us without
a rival. Then while we admire the bravery of
our revolutionary sires, let us also revere their
virtues and endeavor to emulate them. Let
us study the character of the great Was'Ungion,
good as he was great. and be profited thereby•
Let not his character become dim in the mind's
recollection. Wherever the name of Ameri
can citizen is heard, there is his name known
and revered. When he passed away from
the sight of a grateful nation, and an admiring
world, he left,
q-A name which every wind 4. heaven will bear,
Which men to speak, and Angels joy to hear."
A few of that band of patriots to whom we
are indebted for our civil and religious fiber-
ties, cull linger amongst us. Although they
have passed the period of life ordinarily allot
ted to mankind, yet they remain living monu
ments of the most striking events connected
with the Jay which we now celebrate. To
them indeed. must this day be crowded with
hallowed recollections. -Stretching far back u
their thoughts must. for near a century, they
pau in review before their minds the varied
and checkered scenes of their lives. The
morning of their lives,the bloom of their youth,
were treely given to secure the blessings we now
now enjoy. Gratifying to them most be the
speetarlo whirl) our country now exhibits. At
every step they must feel the proud conscious
nt as that their lives are intimately blended
with our tree institutions. And as they walk
forth a grateful posterity should do them rever
ence. May many subsequent anniversary fes
tivals find them uniting with us, in the °beer-
vanee of this. our political sabbaih. And long
after the 'ti:ne when their pilgrimage upon
earth is over, and the morning of a better world
has dawned upon their vision. may the reeol
k-etion of their patriotism and virtue. be em
balmed in the hearts of their
The political organization of men has been
reduced in a science—a science improved by
the experiments of successive ages. and is es
sentially an experimental science. Like all
other experimental sciences, the science of
government is in its general nature and tendency
progressive. Accumulated facts are arranged and
classified. New relations and new influences
are discovered, and all unite in forming a more
perfect system. The principles of inductive
philosophy. in which man is viewed as the
"minister and interpreter of nature" are open
ing wide the range of human thoughts. The
generations that have liven since t he introduc
tion of the true method of philosophical re
search, have been wiser than those that pie
ceeded them. Each succeeding one has add
ed something to the knowledge derived from
their fathers. The present is wiser than any
past age, the next will be wiser than the pres
ent. Startling th agrarian as the truths of man's
political equality appeared to some when they
were first blazoned forth to the world. yet
those truths now fall from the lips of the
school boy, as if they dated their reception at
the commencement of time, and were of uni
With the experience of the past, and knowl
edge of the present to guide - and instruct us.
we have high and enobling hopes for the future.
In the enjoyment of our civil and religious lib
erties, we recognize an abode for enterprise,
science, social and domestic happiness and
virtue. The influence of woman too,in her ap
propriate sphere. as daughter. sister, wife and
mother, has been felt in every step of our grand
social and political progress. May her talents
never be frittered away in vain and frivolous
pursuits, hut may she ever employ the finer
feelings of her soul in impressing correct prin
ciples upon the minds of the young who are
committed to her care. and in removing the
asperities of man's nature. May she ever smile
upon virtue and frown upon vice.
If ever nation or people since time first be
gan his course. hail cause for pride and exulta
tion, that nation is our nation—that people
is our people. Roll back the tide of time.—
Read every page of the worlds histor% ; yet
never before did nation enjoy blessings equal
to ours. But when an American citizen turns
back his mind upon itself. When he thinks.
sees. and feels the responsibility of hie station,
the magnitude of his power and influence,—
that he individually forms, a link in the
grand developernent going on in out midst,—
gratitude. hope and energetic zeal should fill
his heart and strengthen his mind. lie should
still feel that he lives not for himself alone,
That as the principles for which he is contend
ing are of universal truth, so should they be of
universal extension. Let no contracted spirit
place limits to his elTiirte. Our country should
ever continue as it began, an asylum for the
oppressed of all climes. The principles of
liberty are so universal and pervading iu their
nature. that " giving cannot impoverish us, nor
withholding enrich us."
While our nation has been making such ra
pid progress in every thing which contributes
to man's happiness and comfort in peace; yet
recent events upon our south-western frontier.
show. that the bravery, the zeal, and the coin
age. which distinguished our revolutionary
sires have not degenerated in the breasts of
their eons. American soil cannot with impu
nity, he trodden by a hostile foe. while Ameri
can blood courses through American hearts.
Let the name of American citizen ever be assn..
elated with all that is brave and generous in
war. and all that is just and virtuous in peace.
Wherever he wand..rs he should carry with
him the principles of liberty proclaimed and
sound by our free institutions and newer per.
wit this Jay. to pus unnoticed and Embalmed.
When we attempt to speculate in our prob.
age future greatness. we are lost in wonder
and astonishment. The mind cannot conceive
whet will be the eventual influence of our na
tion upon the world. Already am the masses
of Europe agitated by ite quickening power.—
Its pervading spirit must eventually purify
their political systems and secure their reli
gious rights and liberties. Time may be re.
squired, but the laws of nature in clue time must
be recognised and established among all peo
One hundred years hence, at our present
rate of increase. our population will have reach
ed three hundred and fifty millions. Will
such be the fact? Will our nation go on- pros
pering, es it has prospered ? Will the intel
ligence and 11111H1 of our people increase com
mensurately with the extent of our population
and civil liberties? These are questions upon
which we may reflect, but which posterity
alone can answer.
In the perpetuation of our free institutions—
our civil and religious liberties, each gener
ation. each individual has a sacred duty to
perform. After performing that ' duty, after
acting well that part, the issue the fmal'result
is in the hands of Omnipotence. Let each
generation—let each individual—let each one
of us. so act, that the pen of no future histo
rian can record,that in our age.and in our lime.
the strength and purity of our social and polit
ical system was weakened or destroyed. Let
it be the most fervent sentiment of every heart
that our institutions may go on. as they have
commenced. progressing and extending
the means of human happiness. advancing the
chrisuan and philanthropic spirit of its citi
zens. and that the flag of American liberty, the
•• star spangled banner in triumph shall contin
ue to wave. over the land of the free and the
home of the brave." until that eventful day
When wrapped in flames the realms edether glow
And Heaven's law thunder shakes the world below."
[Erom the Southetn Patriot.]
Pus kilo sod Reuel
• Ntir 10.10 rot VIE rotate Of riLT, 1846
Now while oar captor° flowing
'With memories born to bloom,
And filial hands are *rowing
Their wreaths o'er valor's tomb;—
While lips exulting about the.praise
Of heroes of the put that stood.
Triumphant. 'mid old Booker'i blaze.
And prtnid in Eutaw's field of biood
Be not forgot the gallant pint
That lifts your name in Maxie war—
One cup for Palo Alto drain,
Ones mighty cheer for Rena!
For Taylor—" Rough and Ready,''
True son of truest sires;
Far May, who swift and steady.
Trod down La Vega's fires ;
Fur all who in that day of strife,
Maintsiced in pride the stripes and stars,
The dead, who won immortal life,
And they who live for other IN IM-.
For these,who with their victory.
New leaves to grace our larval Ming—
A health that drains the goblet dry
A cheer that makes the welkin ring!
Nor, though even now we faker
With thought, of those who died ,
And at our festive alter,
Grow *Beret in our pride,
Yet in Merman's most holy deep,
Fond memory shrines the happy brave,
Who in the arms of battle sleep
By Palo's wood and Bravo's wave;
Nor in our future deeds forgot,
Shall silent thought forbear to bring
Her tribute todhat sacred spot,
Where Ringgold's gallant soul took wing.
Fill to our country's glory.
Whereer her flag is borne ;
Nor, in her failing story,
Let future ages mourn!
Nor let the envious foreign foe.
Rejoice that faction checks her speed,
Arrears her in the indignant blow.
And saddens o'er the avenging deed!
Full high though from the chrystal wave.
Your cup, and from the grape he mine;
The marriage rites, that link the brave
To fame will turn each graft to w ine.
%V. C. S.
INCOMBUSTIBLE WASH.—Slack stone lime in
a large tub or barrel, with boiling wafer, cover
ing the tub nr barrel, to keep in a I the steam.—
When thus slacked, pass six quartsof it through
a fine seive. It will then be in a state of fine j
flour. Now. to six quarts of this lime add one
quart of rock or Turk's Island salt, and one gal
lon of water : then boil the mixture and •kim it
dean. TO ever: five gallons of this mixture,
add one pound of alum, half a pound of copper-
by slow degrees, three quarters of a pound
of potash and fonr quarts of fine sand or hard
wood ashes, sifted. This mixture will now a d. '
mit of soy coloring matter you please. and may
be applied' with a brush. It looks better than
paint, and is as durable as slate. It will atop
sma ll l ea ks ip the ro of. prevent the moss loon
growing over and rotting the wood. Rod render
ineombusuble from sparks lolling upon it
When laid upon hriek work. it renders the brick
impervious to r tin or we'. —[Emigrant's Hand.
A wt.corret.—k eprtain MIMI! 1113 0 Tehallt
came to Gen. Jackson and said t h at ht,i h.def.
of cotton had hPrn taken for the purpose of
making hreastworks fur the Ib fence of Net
Orleans. He wanted immediate payment or
restoration. as private properly was lint to be
taken for pnhlio use without compensation.—
Gen. Jackson heard his complaint and told
him he would do what was right in the matter.
and pointed nut the course that was proper to
be pursued in nett mute,. Be sent imme
diately for a musket and twenty rounds of cart
' ridues. The poor &How bowing this order.
did not know what arts win ;to become of
him. - but but very soon CupetsP Jackson pill
the musket in his hatad,antisekt Wad there.
i Ilidiag Plan is a Coffin.
ilistronie adventures well related, says the
Boston Evening 'lsranscriet, furnish the most
amusing kind uf light reading. and many are the
great facts which have insensibly relaxed from
clouds to broad sunsAiine. through the perusal
of theatrical anecdotes. The lives of players
are foremost amongst the library of entertaining
biographies, and though the narrations, doubt
less, should soineitinLe be taken cum grano
is. they reliantly serve the purpose of exciting
the risittles and thus doing rod to whole physi
eill constitution. It is through laughter' that we
ale said to grow fat. and a merry face is cer
tainly better than a cad one. A new work is
just published entitled The Theatrical Ap
prenticeship and Anecdotal Recollections of Sol
Smith, Esq.."—which 'abounds in the recital
of tne most amusing adventures, and is;as pleas.
ant a volume with which to while away a leisure
hour as we have met with for a considerable pe
riod. It contains recollections too, of many
" poor players" of old, now risen into emi
nenee—ol Bernard. Forrest. Caldwell, and nth-
ere. One of the most ludicrous anecdotes, how•
ever. related in this book, occurred during Std
Smith's incipient passion for the stage, when he
resorted as a boy to all sorts of contrivanees in
order to hear the performances, amongst which
was a plan of getting concealed behind pieres
of scenery in the carpenter's gallery. and thus
awaiting en opportunity to creep into the front
of the house. satisfied meanwhile with hearing
from his concealment. merely portions or the
dialogue. His hiding place was discovered. and
he was of course turned out. hut not so eSr,I
unity as to l !event his seeking the same place
afterwards during a performance of Richard 111
by since starring charamer—a temptation too
great to be resisted. Ott th;s occasion, Sot re.
lates an anecdote of a royalf uneral. which we
think cannot he surpassed in stir+ annals. and
tr,e result of which. (notwithstantlinr the bigo
try of some persons withlregard to the theatre)
certainly shows a tendency of the drama to
make preachers We give the story as we
have found it related in the amusing tr-lumn be.
Richard the Third was advertised for perfor
m:litre—Richard, by Mr. Soniphody--I f o rget
who, now—hut it was some great man. I cou d
not resist the attraction—go I must and go I
About four o'clock, P. M. I entered the hack
door, which happened to be unguarded at the
time, and went up to my old quarters in the ear
penter's gallery. I felt my way in the dark un
til I found something which appeared to be a
large box, into which I popped without the least
hesitation, and closed the lid. For more than
two hours I lay concealed, safe. as I thought.
from discovery. At length the bustle of the car
penters, and turning of instruments in the orch
estra, announced that the operation of the even
ing was about to commence: The curtain rose
and I ventured to peep down upon the stage.--
I was delighted ; I could see all that was going
on—myself unseen. The second act wal smut
to begin and I was luxuriating on the the pleas.
ure I should derive from the" courting scene"
of Richard and Lady Anne, when I heard four
or five men making their way directly to my
hiding-place. I had barely time to enter' my
Lox, and close the door, (or lid,) when, 1 found
to my utter dismay, that the box was the object
of their search ; in short, as you will already
have anticipated. 1 was shut up in Ring Hen
ry's coin ! Here was a situation fur a stage
struck hero ! The coffin was taken up, the men
remarking .. it was tlevlish heavy." and I f e lt
myself conveyed down stairs, and placed upon
the heir. Since I had beed carried so far. I
made up my mind to carry the joke a little fur
ther. So I lay quiet as the injured king"
would have lain. had he been in my place, and
was carried by four strong supernumeraries on
the stage. followed by the weeping Lad, Anea
and all the court. Little did the lady imagine
she weeping over a live corpse! For nix part.
I perspired most profusely. and longed for stf
opportunity to escape. When I was carried off
into Whitefriars" to he interred, that is tut say,
••:stage parlance, when the procession moved
off...L. rt. V. r.." the supes were desired to re
place the coffin in the carpenter's gallery. Be
lug awkward. (did you ever see supernumera
ries who were not ?1 and finding theirload rath
er heavy. then turned and tumbled it about in
each a ao ay. th a t I could nut bear it any 'o Ter,
and was obliged ur callimt. The men droppetih
their precious tandem and ran away in affright
which gave me an oppuiromity to make ms es
cape from the coffin, and exit through the buck
door. I afterwards neard that the affair made a
great noise in The theatre at the time of its occur
rence ; the four men deelaring that a hollow
voice had issued from the coffin, bidding them
put it down and he 11-11 them !" and the
carpenters affirming on the contrary, that when
they opened the man. they had found itempty.
The four supernumerary gentlemen never
visited the playhouse again. but immediately
joined the chard'. One of them. I Indies's., has
become a nonillions preneher. and Clever spares
the theatre or theatrirat people in his sermons.
telling his hearers that he had a most mysterious
warning when he was a y. , 111111, man
Cris Fon a SNAK4; nrrt.—We have had
wianr core* (.r ih , bite a a •nAke, hut the
Cullowing is a new one. A 1441 V residing ,
near New Attla .. v, era. Liven on the
font, a few days ay., hr a e 'pnerhiead
which eansed snob agony. th.t her was
despaired of. An experiment was however
'resorted to whirl r.•-nhed in a cure. The
*mike was cot to piP,fe, a ,, d hound
to the wound. whieh in a Chort time YlL'lrart.
ed the poison, and the lady is now 6mvides
Untrotti; IlstrtEari.s.--it is affrmoil that
raw rodon rine ot the heat, as it r rtainiv
one of the chesnert.t materials fmr inattre.ree.
for bedding. Vermin will not abide in them.
there is no grease in them as in hair nr wool :
they do not Oh stale. and aqoira an unpleas
ant odor. as feathers often tin. Besides the aria
vantages in all-thire• partiembira. thee are in
mans evsPe MPdieg. it hying n rites tisai
raw Cotton worrt nn oarie affected, it one
cevAt cii:Ectu , :urcs t• Mo.