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EitlltTllll3 DE 161J810/ 18 . I have (Mind ea s one hendred....--The.. City
: .ild'stihnu on wealth? its wings srewww 4 1Poelid 'hi clothed in inourning. 'Yesterday the
lAwitanted votaries to etudo anti t d : Mayor issurd • ti! reclamation to the
, Liiiiiihipial - itimaa ss
waeace;44°V4l"lrtelth.tibt •to. i ii.
... a. • zens to attend apublic lihneral of tlia4taihki -
L wartilatAS".a ---
Ye.— were streetters,,i requesting the citizens to
flits that' ontrrvei the waning heart itch 'era tespetid all bitiiness.—At three o'clock
Wantlilth al'ablaPe"ll" th eir garl ' aiji.4". 'yesterday all the stores in tbezity were
at bath a anti rassisritageof teary.
Baild'alooo the d a nc i n g meteor's " 1 7 c. loserk vviihoutiexceprion.
Glides actanyw er wing, to deeper eight away. I The bells „_ c e liac! Awing The a ft er.
, b. l `.! in " 1 ' andil ' l th y ildr it ' lleru P le teirl . !' noon , and a procession was Wined,' 1
nowatill intone the wrecking billows shunt
o.seek'the Etene. Rook. with bumble fan should think. Often ihriutant peri.ons.—
Ant Ott Ma tablet ltesieb setting sun, I First were the Clergy of all denominations:
&wawa - hadn't:wed pen.soose deed °ldol, sloe then twelve hearses: the citizens it col
vssaig art thee itheti the words a° wisdom weigh• I woo s o f f o ur deep, flair Squares long, and
Natalie the gethariog insist lite beware. • t hen
brought lip by carriage and persons
agedl GI make lisslmighty sant thy stay,
d i saves the rum suppliant from derpair. , on borsehack,i making altogether one of
the &rinsed tomb, a robe of glors wear -1 the most solemn processions ever beheld in
- this or any oilier city.
l. I saw one than that was saved and con
The following letter was handed to us! .
veered with hita. He told me he had been
by a gentleman of this city, with Peril.
. .out in town to get his'inoney - Changed.—
lion th_sive - it a place in our
He came front' Pennsylvania, and was go
gives some particulars nut ore? re la ted , t
with his family four hundred miles a
of the harrowing transaction 'which lately In
blivSt. Louis. Himself, his wife, and two
occurred at Cincinnati; and as we eve as i
clfilildrt...nanundenne-stethild., were on 'deck,
cured that it comes from a source entitle ,
to the highest credit, we h it. ado f c
. r e furnishedtheir own prowl.
Being very warm when he caine
1 Combs Herald. .• sums.
on hoard, he'threw down his coat with all
. CkrittrittaTt, April 29, 1838. his money to the pocket, mid he and his
Dear sirL4Sonie days before this shall little family were wiling down eating their
'have reached you, you will have seen go
...upper when the boilers burst. Nut one
account of . one of the most awful steal* of them was.hurt; . yet he lost all hit family
boat diaastethat ever occurred in our nr;11 his money. except the step-child. HI.
I land. My o bj ect in writing - to you le to
Sava in a moment all was confit. , iori ; he
inform you of toms occurrences that hare seized his a ife, and she the children, an;
I not been published. We have a steam- in that si.uation the were all forced iota the
' boat here, called the Ben Franklin, which river."
rune betweea ;this city and Louisv"illaespd
which has been considered 'the fastest beat
lon the western Waters. On Thursday
last, the day bf the accident, on going out
' they gave the Moselle a challenge, being
a new:boat arid having run but one trip to
Si.' Louis,-add that in very quick it ne,
the captain of the Moselle deterniii.edl to
give her a rice.
The Franklin left in the morning end
the Moselle in the evening; they were not
of c mrse tol run by sight, but by time;
'the captain cheered up his pismingers, by
saying that lie would perform the trip to
Louisville in three hums less time than
' the Franklin ever did. lam inf o rmed he
1V.19 heard to say on the day they were to
start, that there was one of three things
be would do either to beat the Ben Frank.
iin,-burst the boilers, or go to hell—he: did
, tibt care a dentin which.
1 " It is a cuktom with all boats here, that
are celebrated for speed, when they,are
I going down ?the river, to take a trip up the
I whole length of the town, and then come
down with t i rl the steam they can put on,
to make a rand display as they dash. by.
1 Theme are (two reasons wiry there was a
greater nut fiber on that boat than there
usually is others : Ist. She was a very
film boat.,.a d celebrated as a, fast runner:
2d. A earn rof Odd Fellows of this; city
ware going to pin a celebration of !Odd
Fellows in! Louis - Otte. Thus much you
have not sen in print. I will now give
you tome ccount of the accident. :The
number of r passengers are variously.esti
j mated; no tine can tell the'exact number,
I and it natter will be known. Thejioat
I went up t e river about half a mile, to
take in oral families that had come
down' in t it own boats; they were now
I' reshipping fur St. Louis. The place Where
the boat ame to was along-si de nil four
•rafs of lu her; the families had all their
i effects pla ed on the rafts so as to be con•
; ' • vooient to, put on board . the boat at.shoit
When the boat came to along-side the
raft, the captain told the engineer not to
let off an inch of steam, or he would blow
his brains( out. It seems that there was
no water in the boilers—nothi4 bUt red
hot gas. One of the engineers lived until
cithe nest ay, and stated this. Aft 4 they
had got all on board, and pushed nut, at
the secod revolution, of the wheel she
b'ew up. The'scene was indescribable.—
The air as fi lled with human beings, and
fragnien of- bodies. The Captain hid
been in t cabin but a few mintites; before
a* requ ed the passengers to corm/ out
on the top of the boat while they passed by
'the city, so as to make a show; and , this
is the reason why many more were lost
thee would otherwise have been. i I have
seen no account of this dreadful affair that
is not strictly true; had I not been an eye
Witness I could not have believed it. I
was there in about an hour after it übcoreil,
and 0, it was too shocking a sight! the
mangled bodies laid out on the shore, while
otherripthered up the heads, hand and legs
in a tub. The rafts that I speak' of had
bundler of shingles laying on thern; these
shingles were literally covered wi gs blood
and the entrails of the victims. is the
belief of many that more than one half of
the nuinber lost, wire drowned; the fright ,
radfission was so great that they rush
ed lit , " e boat into the ricer. I Nearly
, ell.t dies and children were drowned.
' Thy~ whole neighborhood around the
prig is covered with splinters.. split up in
. the finest manner. Many of the bodies
-. lUund . are full of splinters; some struck
, through their heads. You have no doubt
reaclffire than being thrown through the
• lAA' it house; it is a fact ; I Irlive jleer-
Ahe hole in the roof; it is said th4e was a 1
bar of iron run thrOugh the man. ;. A piece
" ( //1* the boiler is now laying in . an old build
ing where it fell and knocked the gable end.
MA i the distance not less than 4D) yards.
ens pan was blown the entireibreadth (lithe
.:;ritiet.4,,into Kentucky, the river:.being as
wide as the Delaware to Sinittesitslanil.
The boat is now sunk and a total i.VI . reek.—
Steetet.—A survey of human affairs lead
to the conclusion that when important
changes in the social. world are about totake
place, a lever is nit long of being supplied
to work out the prodigir. With the great
religious change of the sixteenth century,
arose the art of printing; with the vast re
volutions of the nineteenth, an agent ap
peared upon the theatre of the universe.
destined to break through the most for
midable bOrriers of nature. In January,
1812, not One steam vessel existed to the
world; now, on the Mississippi alone, there
are two hundred and filiy. Vain, hese
after, are the waterless deserts of Persia.
or the snowy ridges of the Himalaya:—
vain the impenetrable forests of our own
country, or the deadly jungles of Asia.—
Even the death.bestroddeu gales of the
Niger Mast yield to the force of Scientific
enterprise!, and the fountains of the Nile
themselves emerge 'ft/ • the awful obscu•
rity of six thousand- • great
rivers of the world art ' , ways
of civilization and religion.
The Russian missionary will seei.
commit himself to the waves of the git-
Orates, and waft again to the plains of
S:tinar the blessings of a beneficent faith—
remounting the Mississippi and Missouri.
the New,England emigrant will carry in•
to the solitudes of the far west:the - Bible,
and the wonders of British and America,
Spectators of, or -actors in, so . matvet
lous a progress, let us act as be to mes men
called to such mighty destinies in human
affairs. Let us never forget that it is ti.
REGULATED FREEDOM alone, that these
wonders are to be ascribed—and that the
natural and deserved result of the succes s
of radiCalism and infdelity amongst us.
would he to eixtinguisti prospects the fair
eat, and.destrov energies the most poser
ful of any on the face of the g l o be.
N. Y. Sunday News.
Frlial the N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
POLICE OFFICE, April 30.
A eery . bad Juke..:—A gentleman named
J. Grade, cut a most ludicrous and at the
same time lugubrious figure, yesterday,
at the Police Office, on account of having
played off_ what he considered a very ip
D ocent and justifiable hoax*upon his wife.
Mr. Grave, it appeared, mitered into the
happy state of wedlock, in this city, slime
two years back; and enjoyed all that de
lightful domestic felicity, which must al
ways exist between two persons whose
habits.lmanners, tastes; and opinions. are
as oppOsite as the antipodes, and whose
liappinise is rendered still more happy by
the comfortable reflection that they have .
bound themselvets to live together until
death doth them part. Such happiness
Mr. Grime felt entirely too much for any
mere mortal to bear, at least, longer than
two years, without losing his - senses. In
order; therefore. to temper .his cup of fe.
licity and render its sweets less satiating,
Me. Grime wrote a billet doex to a lady
whom he addressed fty the name of wile,
and from whom he besought forgiveness
for having deserted her some years ago,
and fer which he told her he had been
properly and justly punished by ,having
the misfortune to connect himiielf.in a se
conemarringe with one who had half
plagied him out of Ins life, ann whom he.
was how determined to &tendon, and re
turn 7to . his 'first love. This letter, Mr.
Grime very adroitly put in the pocket of
a psi t iof pantaloons, and thee banding the
pantaloons to his wife with a request to
sew e button oti it, he left the room, not
doutaing that her curiosity would lead - her
to open the letter and read its contents.
And:the matter turned out just as he ex
pert as for his wife . reading the letter,
but to t exactly as he wished, or expected
in o ther revectii. Mrs. Grane happened
to be a very matter-of-fact sort of lady,
,slid ;having no idea that middle aged mar
ried' men ever wrote love letters to imagi
nary damsels, sbe took the love letter for
whet it purported to be, end belieVing that
~~"'i3~ w iii
t ,-- i': -. _" , 7 Fr, .: _ ~
, r . eromiiaton , _ punt of a ,
ottitig.r, she clitits offeitiln all 'haste ici
the /Vitt 4 4 11 0 6 tull - 0 1114 9 11 ° , I 4 of
'it, ...a . a a warra n t . was granted appre
bend him; and he w* liroughil before
,kiasticet -Bepson. W4ieri informed of the
nature of the co= against him, Mr.
Gracie be me '. convuhied with
liusgbteri declarir_iwthat it was t
joke, and hoped tt wou d have e effect'
he intended.' What effect was tldrt, asked,
the magistratei , Oh!. merely tti frighteo
her, replied he, merely byway of a joke.
Such j,ikes, said the triagiltrate ? are .not
altogether becoming a, married an, Mr.
Grane, and as your wife thinks Ono joke,'
and has sworn that sbe believOi you in
tend to abandon her, you must' give bail
or go to Bridewell. This intimation al
' together changed the expression of Mr.
Grime's countenance, which beeame nom
bre in .the extreme. : And shortly.aller,
as he could not and bail. he wee sent over
to Bridewell, and while leaving the office
remarked, in the- phraseology of the Ses
sions Court, that " this joking with wives
is very bad business.''
Loie afair..—The New York W hit gives
a romantic account of a love affair between
a member of the New York Legislature
end the chaimbermaid of thebowl where
he boarded . She is years of age, beau
UM and amiable. The leglslatur was
smitten at first sight, and proposed to oc
company her to the theatre. I She stated
the case to the landlord, who advised her
to accept the imitation, Which she did.
At the theatre, the worthy legislator pro
maed mairi y. Tire soaadrefused giv
lug excellent reasons. She said his daugh.
ters were educated and she was not; she
was pima, lie wealthy—he would be sub
. the ridicule of his friends, end
Isis wile had nut been dead a year. A few
days after lie again• proposed-and was a
esin refused. Widowers are preserving
fellows, and a third time the member was at
her feet. Ile could nut resist her unas.
ruining grace and suit allurements. H
now offered to - furnish her a ith ever
lig she might require, but he was agai
hissed; or rather, she told him to can
4ult his friends. He did so—he consulted
many of his brother me ers—stated his
wretched condition, twas advised to
lease Albany immediately. Notwithstand
ing all this, he returned to the fair cham
hermaid—she reluctantly consented, mere-
Cy to preserve his senses, and they were
Horrible and DisgracefuL—We are
pained to be compelled to record of late,
from every section of our country, so many
revoking personal contests ending in death.
A few days since at Clayville, Marshal
co, Alabama,. Messrs. Nathaniel and
Graves W. Steele while riding in a car
rink°, w shot dead, and Alex. Steele
it'd •Wm. Collins, also in the carriage
were severally 4ounded, (the former sup
nosed mortally-0 by Messrs; Jesse Allen,
Alex. and Arthur - McFarlane, and Daniel
Dickerson.. The Steeles it appears last
'year killed James McFarlane and another
person in a similar manner, which led to
ihis dreadful retaliation.
The Ladies for Wit.—A man boasting
ti company of ladies that he had a bison
int to ad of hair, one of the fair damsels
remarked that it was owing'entirely to the
mellowness of the soil.
The Whig party moves like" machine.
N. Y)Evenini Pos
Ay, ay, Sir—like a thrashing machine.
The Louisville Journal complains, that the
Dockets of Mr. Vasburen's sub.treasuries ere' too
And their lega too long.—Louisville JournaL
LOCO FOCO DUPLICITY
The Humbug Again.—The Postmaster
General drew a specie order on the Post
master in this city, yesterday. F.ncOur
aged by the assurance a the Albany Ar
gus, that the Government would aid the
banks to resu'ine, our Postmaster had late
ly been receiving the bills of specie paying
batiks. But he was decdived ; Kendall's
draft was payable in specie. The Post
master was therefore compelled to draw
the specie from the hanks. This shows
h ow m uch the professions of the adminis
tration are worth! Thii is worse than I
" punic faith." Our banks must still en.
couater the hostility of the Government.
The people, really anxious for a resump
tion, scorn to press the benks for specie—
the Government, anxious to destroy the
banks, in order to erect nit " Independent
Treasury Bank" upon teir ruins, annoy
sod cripple them with' sOcie orders.
• Albany Eve. Jour.
The Doylestown, Ps. Oemocrat speaks
in flattering terms of the prospects of a
wind wheat crpp in thltivicinity. There
are generally, wsi heltev r e, indications of
great abundance in the lopproaching har
vests, • result that will tend more perhaps
than any thing else, 11l restore something
like an equilibrium to domestic exchanges.
Goods have been transported frotn New
ifork-to Cincinnati, in the short space of
nineheys. They went by the route of the
Riot.—Ww regret toi learn that a very
noisy and unjustifiable , riot, took place
yesterday, near the Schuylki ll, caused by
an Attack ofsome taborets upon four others
who had been at work unbinding a boat...-.
One of the assailants, wetleam, was severe•
fy stabbed, and it is feared that big' wound
will prove fatal.—U. Gazette.
eltiaigeslilP-tehtitt irlitted _t ' m
leanson , thittS7th oitimo. 4019 ibuttp,o bunt Gal
The, Token Congress mei on the 9th
land refs ppened with an edema hy the Vice Pres.
tdent;. , U. lit _Lamar. ref:eldest Houston . wee
prevented. by severe indisposition, from making
bbicominueication in pin' ow. • ".
The most important item in the proceedings is
a resolution, in the Illenatren tbelVdt. litefonnlf
to withdraw, uutunditionally, the petition for any
negation to the United States. . -
The resolution was laid upon the table. but
private letters received iy the Columbia. -state.
that it subsequently passed t,hat may. Gther
ter' state:that this movement IRAs made in conse
quence of the receipt eta letter (men England.
advisisgi Ads Treaty - of Commerce bad been
concluded between Tessa and Great Britain.
Ftom the Texas Telegraph, April 21.
Mr. Everitt from the Committeevn Foreign Re•
lotions, submitted the following report and joint
r e , '
**The lithe on Foreign Relations, having
had on con sideration the situation of the clues.
tion of flexion, as It now *exists between this
guvern eat , snd the government of the Ummci 1
States, 'deem it proper to submit the fattening
preamb)e and resolution to the coesideration!of.
Whereas, The preposition wbsph has been made
by the Government of Texas, for annexion to the
confederacy of the United States 01-Anicrica, has
been met by that government with :views and
propositions very discouraging. presenting ob
stacks and difficulties at present insurmountable.
and invohing consequent postponement of any
action on the subject on its part to a period lobe
determined by future contingencies--thus leaving
the People of Texas exposed in' the meanwhile to
all the trials incident to their infant condition ;
and whereas, a great and unhappy excitement is
now ptevailing among the people 9f the United
States on the subject of slavery, whicl• appears to
be pattially kept op by the proposition referred to
—a nisei' not anticipated fawn a cause &inno
Se it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep..
resentativea of the Republic of Texas, in Congress
assenibled. That the President be, and he is here
by instructed, to cause the proposition iieretofore
made by this government to the, government of
the United States, for the annexion of Texas, to
be respectfully and unconditionally withdrawn,
and thus in the most decisive manner, refer the
people of Texas, for all the (More good they may
hope to receive or enjoy. of social security, to
their own independent and manly energies,
MI of which is respectfUlly subinitltd by your
committee, with the hope of its speedy passage
nto a law
S. U. EVER IT T, Chairman.
The report and resolution were read and laid
on the table.
Fxtmet from the Message of Gov. Ellsworth
to the legislature of Connecticut.
A few years since. we were blessed with the
best curt ency In the world, ter an active and en
terptising people ; a currency combining the ad
vantages of gold and silver. and of paper redeem
able with specie, Without this, we should not
have made one half our progress in hardness and
intelligence ; and deprived of w hVh, wa ere re. •
trograding more rapidly than we ever advanced.
The Banks, with SOME exceptions, have answer
ed the purposes for which they were created ;
they have in the Main been conducted honestly.
safely and beneficially to the rommunity- They
are generally sound and entitled to credit. Be
fore, and since the suspension of specie payments,
they have exerted their influence for the preserve
lion and advancement of the business of our CW II
MUClity ; and there is no doubt that they are now
doing their utmost to sustain the wasting ener
gies, and sinking =spirits of the 'people. They
would have done more, had they not been para.
!raid by the ever shifting policy of the Adminis
tration. and the virulent attacks of the multiform.
ed and prejudiced. Unfounded jealousies have
been created against them ; they have been ar
raigned as hostile-to the labouring classes. and
favoring the rich ; while in truth iffey are great
levellers of rank, fly extending oil to the Indio
trious and enterprising ; thus making their abil
ities and credit. equal to the monty of the upu
I lent ; and by putting into operation capital which
k otherwise would lie unemployed.
• • • • •
Give to this country but the opportunity, and,
depressed as she is. she would, like a 'drank
man, burst the cold which binds her, and again
put forth her wonted energies. The assumption
of power by the General Government, in superir..
tending the affairs of the citizen, checking hi.
activity bet:miss it is excessive. annihilating
his credit—because it is sometimes abused, and
laying a heavy hand on industry, because some
persons are imprudent, is, I he.itate not to say,
a gross offence against the constitution. alike
presumptuous and ruinous. By what clause in
that instrument is the national Government, or
its Executive officers, invested with power to in
termeddle with the pursuits of the people? to de.
stroy the State banks? ekise up our markets?
paralyse our energies, and force ult into dew em
ployments, and . new relational The assump
lions of the federal heap. call aloud lin determined
resistance, or we are certainly swallowed up in
the gigantic power of Federal and Executive do
7biel deprovily.--Receiving a newspaper three
year., then run away and cheat the printer.
Tyre Philadelphia S e ntinel says the van Bu
ren candidate for Congress in the Orfor.l die
trict in Mime is elected by 150 majority. If
this return should prove correci,•it furnislms a
nother proof that the "ball is still in motion,"
and affords encouragement to the friend's of cor
rect principles to persevere even hi 'districts
which hive *twills bermotore gene 'Rallis* them
by overwhelming • majorities. At the election
last fall, when the state waa wrested Irate the
hands of the spoiler., Parka, the Veit fluren can•
didate, had in the district above alluded to, a ma
jos ity of about 1300 votes—thus exhibiting a gain
of 1150 in a little more than ai• months .—Nrir.
Mr. Psi-sites Dirraurr.—All doubt' owns to
be removed, and Mr. Banks, the Loco IPoco can
didate. is proclaimed the representable o Con
gress to sueeerd Mr. Patton. Ills tnijority is
set down atathre
The Charleston /Mercury 'states that the Into
ranee Offices of that city will be al4e to -pay
every dollar to which they ara liable•
The Coronation of 'Queen Victoria it
said, take place the 20th of June. Grisat mei*.
rations aro already in progress to give etiet to
A Fatafirtet. Ruestv.—A slip from a Charles.
ton paper. under date of the 3d inlet. saes:—"We
learn from a Passebiter in the seta; EiriNeligt.'
Nye. from St. John's [E. F) via Covimpur. that ;
previous to big leaving Savannah. it watkrupnjteg,
that intelligence had been received in'thid
that hatarinamtville.Florida bad been alkety brtba
Indiana. and eight families nsordsrath..l..
4, 4 _ • •
T DAV - MORNING. M Itl2, 1838.
Kr-Pim/Weft. cArcks,-Carrit.-/Piketf Led*.
andn .iendbdis of every deveriptitne. neatly pranged al
441.14/fri Ofiefeworsi sok stion. i= 7 ''l 7 , .
The circumstances which proinote -or
retard the , phyttical.gmt rt i ad pfosplrity s
of every 'portiortshf 04, urea iiatintre,
may be rankeckuralerahri , e-filitgenerili
division of naturairazid ar ifitial.r Where
ever the natural Cat ses re fairPyitlrle to
such growth and wrisiertykruid;ihe arti
ficial causes are .oropedy,. apprecialitl and,
applied by the•inhabitants of any district ;
they uniforndy act in harieciny,eral to
operate iu producing the Same - common
end or result. By natural circumstances
or causes, we mean those• Which are pro
vided by the benntir of nature, embracing
mineral and agrieutriarresburces, advan
tages of soil, climate, and location; while
of artificial causes, we need give no fur
ther description than 'barely 'to remurk,
that the .evidences of them are always seen
to flow from the preience of an enterer:a
ing and. induatrious population. W here
_both exist, nature lays the foundation,
while art and
rear the superb
structure of the edifice of public prosperi
ty. As to the first class of circumstances,
it will be conceded, at once, that our re
gion is pre-eminently favored therein; the
natural elements of prosperity aboundin,
our region in a remarkable degree; ode
resources, in fact, are almost unlimited.
The coal and iron trades, a high are des
tined to rear up and support a dense and
hardy population in our region, and With
the aid of our canals and rail roads, pre
sent and prospective, to a&complish future
results so vast as to be almost incalculable,
are, it is true, to be regarded as the basis
of our resourcea. But„ in addition, we
have others of great value and importance,
upon which it is not out present purpose
to enlarge. With resp4t to the 'second
class of causes, those which are -always.
seen to flow from the presence of an en
terprising and industrious population, we
need only remark, in referee ce to tfiis re
gion, "that the tree is known by its - fruit."
When we see towns spring up as iNtry
magic in a wilderness; when we Wield
them, at first a leer scattered houses per,
hap(, rapidly advadeing, until in a cornett
lively shortperiot4 and almost before we
can realize in our imaginations the event,
rise to the irhportnnee and dignity of large
, cities, we recognise at once
the concurrence of natural and eclair-till'
causes in the premotion of their physical
grow a nd prosperity.'
To n itrep practical application of some
of the fore giiing prlinciples— A Moog the
first duticti, of the citizens of ever) town,
is to encourage
,and tiuppert their own
mechanics; this is one of the principal ar
tificial causes of
.the increase mid prospe
rity of almost every fli'urishing toe!, in
our count ry..To withheld this encourage•
meet and support from our own mechanit•s
and bestow the same upon strangers, resi
ding in other places, is.to act adversely to
our best interests. This is demonstrated
by the con.ideration that the interest of
the whole community is the true niter( st'
of each member thereof. We know of
no place in which there are better me
chanics, in all the ordinary branches of
labor and workmanship,.than in our own.'
Hence, we should do all that in us lies to
prevent the mechanies of other places•
from doing the work Which can and ought
to be done by the mechanics of our own
place. Nor should we send abroad to
purchase manufactured articles when we
can purchase them at re.asoneble.prices at
home. To prove ihese positions, it is only
necessary to 1 onsider what would be the
effect of a contrary system, acted upon
and carried out by oar inhabitints gene
rally. If the mass of our citizen's Weq ‘.. .e
uniformly to employ non-resident rnechan,
ins to do all their work, to manufacture all
their articles of Wearilgapliaiel and house.
hold use, and in addition were to purchase
their manufactured commodities abroad,
whenever they could' be purchased at a
trifling sum less lima at homer who does
not sew what would speedily become of the
populetion and 'buildings of our most flan
rishieg inland towns sand villageslTheir
population would recede, diminish, and
ultimately disappear, i l and their buildings
decay and fall to, ruins. And like causes
will produce like effects everywhere! The
argument sometimes used to justify the
that we cammot get per coats stir boots
or our furniture as, Made as abroad.
This, is nine casesi out of ten, ,notwith
standing we may airtrely:tiefieve in the
truth of it, it - iii itnighterjr irieiimce or
complaint, and, it 4 the, tenth case, we
should consider that the right way to re
move it is, to paten ise our own mechan
ics, who will thus acquire an amount
of skill fully .equal . o our wants, and that
1 unless we dti,rto, 'never will be able to ac
quire it. ' We -adrait, however, that( an
argument like thialiwith the shori-sighted
and selfish would have but little weight.
With suel,•the prospect of a trifling im
mediate personal advantage would out
weigh everysconsideration of future bene
fits( to the whole coMmonity, every feeling,
of*triotism. end every sentiment of pub
lic spirit. • Neeertheless, what •we have}
advanced is str ictly true, and. is _ weethy fo
le \ had, iii,'‘remembrance. We zenetethi
with rhe •expressibn of a • hope - that our,
citizens will. etwalk•be 1 nie i 4 t4iti*Ois ,
their own artisans and , mechanist in pre.
ference to thostvet rither4ditetirettad thus
net in harmonm 'With 'throe natu . no o a
no : "
whieharic *leagued tolerider out telirn the
,ientritEaeakor the arts and manufhetures
of our stitteOrnd the , resident - et:4 a large
l and thifiti.plipulatiV
.. , .
4 1 1,
•liftirratte Paul) -Oa PillitedaY: list; th.
isiatiomataglitlerati . -4siitsideiliforthst,ficac lisle
under their 'neer ' itd - rdiPtiin, T. II Same,
tbeinerly itTtile U. 5.." riily,vaid *Nuked them.
sblves handset:lll3railitliWitilltary.. tellelationst
folly mistlining theit - feimer high repOatien.—
We,hhve.np.iloobt this the..iefantry will become
oncrof tifichitly'ririlted Companies in our State
under the auspices oftemcninpetret a imannaUder•
Considerable alterations leve.beett, made in the
drill in accordance with the hew system, which
will orcontse rignite time to become .i perfe c t i n , -
on the partmf the to tubers of the Company,
The Troop also paraded nye larger body than
usual, and presceteii theii usual solder-eke and
handsome appearance'. We have no dliebt that.
holt' cot:up/plea willgo en prospirously r
. Geological Specieten.Aapecinieli bf 'vegeta. .
ble (med . /amain' in the* shape of a very perfect
impression of what appears to be a Id i rge rfized
flattened cane, several inches in diariipter, with
Joints arid lines accurately delineated, 'and about
a foot or upwards in length,. was lien rem a
mass of coal in Black Mine Vein on loin Hill,
a d a y or two. ago . . Although yegetattile i pres
sions of ferri,leaves, j bark, raric &c. aie c me l o n
in slate and:cpal, it is the first inelariee t at has
ii fallen under out obaervitirin of `a per act; lace of
cane taken from a iroass of coat. a.ch we
,shall regard it as a curiosity, iridish ll 8 dit to
our Geological Society. . .
AMong the list of persona whose lives were
lost by the explosion of the.bOiler of the statue
boat Moselle, at Cinciiinatti, are the.rsineirof H.
Fis:ier and with, and lour ebildren;* teritutyl-
vunia. A belief is entertaitieldlgt ill individual
referred to is Jecob,ll - I.„l4eher , and family, for
merly:l, of thikpleice...• It is said that iis wife and
children, the nernbet of which coil. ponds with
the account, hiCrit bn to Meet him it Cincinnati.
This reriderip the probability strong at the be . -
liM is well grounded. We know of how it iv.
We should be very sorry however ix} awaken any
unnecessary, apprehensions IP the Inds of.ohose
who take an_ interest. id thei fate himself and
TAl ; eybillt - aelphia Inquirer is Mistaken in sup•
posing, that there has been apy : rednatiCiii of lolls
on the•Sehtiyikill - Navigstion. - Nothing like' it
has taken place, butstEnply !Last year the
Company charged 92 dents per iset,Or 81.ercent
deduction from . $l. - ?: This year the Tdeduction or
8 per cent. is mattilmm the weilht of Coal, and
$1 charged upon the result, whieli, brings it to
the same thins. I
Fail Roast.—Viti i, am that this _
oady for the trawortatiou of
t of }one. -.
n ad will not be
coal-Ware the n
don to ha VII commenced pat
'hg lift this .Week — bat in too
, a rew operators having corn
Fhoal, as pit, : delay it
e quantity it coal shipped
up to the Ilth initteraa about
t gram our tote
hglriog our akippii
sequence of only ,
from this' region
12 - Or- .13,000 ,ton
for , Mr. /Make foi 6loiitevs
rict in Virgi s etei; leanly 9 voles.
gave upwarda of 500 majority
31 at the Presidentaltleetion.— ,
been elected to ,supply s va•
election_their is no
The same distrirl
lot Mr. Van Bur
Mr. Banks has
doubt but ti
The Loci !how strong
symptoms .41 Mr. Van Buren. They
talk of Coro. Stew/Elite—But it wont take.—
The people havelhad a surfeit of suck military
glory. - .
Lehigh Cod7iado.,—Up to lba inst. only
4251 tons of enal bad been shipped from the
Lehigh Coal CoMpany.
The Pelawar. & Iludwau donfany ate en
gaged in trans .. 'Ong coal ower Ott...Rail Road to
Honesdale, but .e learn that they are not yet
commenced phi .ing on this,canal e except a few
boat load's .e Line. .
The Report (tithe Duelling Cerro
continues kinder deieui+rioejn.C.ongress
The news flan Texas, in another column ip
Ainotber Member of Congress bead =The Hon.
L ' w let• meMbetirCitiigem &um Alabama,
died irt , . snibgtop on Tuesday last. His dis
ease, s pleurisy. -
The • insborg Banks tome. for NOME months
past been paying specie for all stuns under fiv Ce
Pay of .Csagrres.—The Maditionian stator that
lb% pay of all. the• Members:of both ; Smiles,
including the Vice President, who =nisi* O r
000 per annum, and the Speaker of the' 0074 e;
who,receiyes $l6 per diem, -amounts ,tO.OlBl
67 per day. tte
The Bank of the United 'States on
Saturday last, paid specie for tilidemands
and balances :under.:tiritatfitar. The
other Philadelphia Baniurogill Do doubt
follow the example in the`courie of the
present week. This is tl!et , beginning of
more general atitrpermitheikreatimption.
The edit r of Ars,ltichtitend . Enquirer
sayso,tfpr tie, I Win prepared to sink or
swinf Marlin, Van Buren." The
swimmiouva alj over.- T-he. sinking msy
be done Alit -jinni before 1840
Thit,frut_ I limit Miller inur
4er orStifo is now
in Litchnirrte:annty "beforeJyage