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Ssnbury, April I, 11 U
Rurnlnsr oftlie Willow.
Tale of the Revolution.
DY II. A. BUCKINGHAM.
"This must be the house: the junction of
two roaas, ana a orooK m lront, the banks
covered vith willows. This place meets
the description exactly. Order the men
to dismount, with the exception of a cou
ple of patrols on each road."
The speaker was dressed in the blue and
scarlet uniform oi the British light horse, a
corps that was formed after the landing of
the English troops in New Jersey, as soon
as horses could be obtained to mount the
men. He was an officer of some rank,
evidently, and his carriage and demeanor
were both haughty and aristocratic in the
highest degree. Why noti ho was the
eldest son of a British earl.
"The house appears to be deserted, Col.
Harcourt," said his junior officer, as he dis
mounted. "We will see. This way, half a dozen
oi you," ne said to his men. "Try the
door yonder. If it is fastened, break it
open, and report if any one is inside. If
there should be, and they attempt to es
cape, shoot them down, but give them warn
ing to surrender."
The men advanced to the door, which
they found to be fastened ; and after de
manding admission, to which they received
no answer, they proceeded to break it
open, which delayed them some time, for
the door was a strong oaken one. This
done, they entered.
"Do you know the man by sight, lieuten
ant ?" asked Col. Harcourt, while the men
were busily ransacking the house.
"No, sir; but there is a fellow I picked
up on the road, now in the rear, that knows
him well. He does not appear to owe
him much favor."
"Order him to the front.'
The countryman had not a very prepos
sing countenance. There was a bold surli
ness anu cruel expresiion of features ex
"What is your name.'" said Uol. Har
court, in his quick military wanner.
"Do you know Peter Van Dyke V
"Is that his dwelling?"
"Yes though since his mother's death
and his sister's getting married, it is hard
to say where he keeps himself."
"Uoes he not bear the name ol being a
great rebel, and a dangerous man to those
who favor the king in this neighborhood ?"
"Yes, from the Passaic to the Hacken-
sack, and thirty miles around. If I'd had
my way, he'd been hung long ago, and hi3
house burned over his head. He is the
leader of every rebel gang from the army,
and points out the honest farmers' homes
who stand by their kini, whose barns they
plunder, and carry away the grain and cat
tle." "Why, you tell a bitter tale about him.
Has he ever injured you ?"
"Injured me ? He and a parcel of rol
bers, like himself, came one afternoon to
burn my house and hang me before the
door, which they would have done, but for
the arrival of a number of friendly neigh
bors, well armed, when they went oil in
double quick time."
"Does he not venture into Aew lork
sometimes in disguise ?" inquired the colo
"I've heard so. He was slippery from a
boy, up, and can disguise himself any way.
He's a precious scamp, and you'll do a fa
vor to tins part of Jersey if you hang him
as soon as you catch hiin."
J his conversation had been held near a
stone wall, on the other side of which was
an old garden ; but the troubles of the
times had left it uncultivated, and the goos-
berry and currant bushes had grown up
rank and untnmmed, and the briars si retch
ed over the walls, covering the ground from
Under this cover, and within ten feet of
the colonel and Claasen, lay crouched the
very man they were talking ol. He had
barely time to escape from the house and
conceal himself upon the approach of the
British horsemen, whom he did not then
suspect to be within ten miles of him.
Twice or thrice, on hearing the base lies
of Claasen, he was on the point of rising
and confronting him; but a little reflection
was left, and he thought that was not the
occasion to place his life in jeopardy, which
he certainly would do, since the party of
troops had come out expressly to take him.
"Do you know with any certainty, Claa
sen, how long since V an Dyke has been
seen in the neighborhood V
"I heard that ho was seen last night two
miles from this, in a bye-path through the
woods, coming in the direction of his
"That is the information I received, and
I am determined to capture him, sooner or
lait'r. II you can point out nis wnere
abouts, or arrest him yourself, you shall
have a reward of fifty guineas."
Claasen was as avaricious and fond of
money as he was wicked. Fifty guineas
was a large sum, indeed, particularly in
those days, when gold was rarely seen.
"1 will catch him, colonel, before he is
three days older. I know one of his
"Why not lead us there then V
"It would be ol no use this time of day.
Besides, he may not be there lor a day or
two, and 1 shall nave to be cautious in
looking out for him."
. "Well,-secure him, and' the fifty euineas
shall be yours."
Several of the soldiers now came from
the house, and stated that they had searched
it from top to bottom, but could find no
one, although from appearance ome per
son had been there recently. The colonel,
followed by Claasen, passed on to the
house, while the fugitive lay quiet in his
SUXBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBERS.?, 1848.
It was a plain frame house, of middling
io Knlit norii,, f tr, : tu ..1.1 n..ti,
piiij ui oivui., in ure uiu juiu
style, and very comfortably within. There
was but little furniture a few tables,
tiiuus, aim cooKing uiensns. i ne octtcr
part, Claasen said, had been taken away on
the occasion of Van Dyke's sister's mar
riage, a year before, as her part
"Here is a great-coat, sir," said one of
the soldiers, "that we found on the floor of
the kitchen, near the back door. It must
have been dropped in a hurry."
"Feel if there are any papers in the
.pockets," said Col. Harcourt.
"Yes, sir, here is a bundle of 'cm."
The colonel took the package, looked at
the superscription, broke the seal, and go
ing to the window, commenced reading
them to himself, with a countenance of
"!so, so here is a list of our troops, and
their numbers in and around the city. 'At
Powel's Hook, three hundred and fifty.'
At Elizabethtown and Newark, one thou
sand.' 'General Clinton leaves soon for
Charlestown, with five thousand.' Why,
these documents are, indeed, of importance.
Who can play the spy so thoroughly in
our camp 1 This Van Dyke is a most dan
gerous character to be abroad. Men' he
said aloud, "and you, Claasen, scarcli every
hole, and see if any more papers can be
Nothing could give Claasen greater de
light than this order. Curiosity and other
reasons had long urged him to enter the
house during Van Dyke's absence, for this
very purpose : but the dread that Van
Dyke might return while ho was thus en
gaged, had heretofore prevented him un
dertaking it. Ho was now armed with
proper authority, and protected.
What he found or discovered he did not
report to Col. Harcourt, but made the same
reply as the soldiers, that nothing more of
importance could be found.
"Very well ; we will now leave the
place and return to quartes at Powle's
Hook. Hodjreson, place some dry wood
in the middle of this room, and when I
give the word, apply the match."
" W hat ! are you going to burn the 'Wil
lows' colonel !" said Claasen, his face
gleami;:? with satisfaction.
"Yes, I will burn down the nest of this
rebel carrion bird. It is well he is not
within my reach he should swing for it.
One such fellow, w ith his secret spying and
finding out, is ot more injury to us than a
regiment of rebels in an open field."
Little did the British commander im
agine that the young man was then almost
within sound ol his voice.
"To horse, men, all except Hodgeson."
By this time, with Claasen, the colonel had
approached within the hearing of Van
Dyke, where he halted with his troopers.
"Now, lloilgc'son, apply the match,
mount and fall in."
It was with anguish Van Dyke heard
this order from his hiding-place. The
"Willows," as the farm-house was called,
had been the birth place of his ancestors,
as it was his own, and there he had passed
all his life. But what could he do ? No
thing. Presently a thick black smoke arose and
burst from each door and window. This
was followed by a brilliant flame that shot
far into the sky, and the cracking of the
well seasoned timbers, dry with a century
of preservation, could be heard at a great
"There will be one rebel shelter less to
night. Jt is a pity they were not all burn
ed down ; then the king would have more
friends this side of the water. These re
bels are like dogs, a good whipping makes
them better natured. The house is nearly
consumed, for the embers are beginning lo
fly before the evening breeze. By files, to
the right face, trot !" and the horsemen
wheeled into the road.
"Fifty guineas you say, colonel, if I take
Van Dyke !" asked Claasen again.
"Yes, fifty guineas."
"Then I will leave you here, and keep
a watch around. He may return here be
fore a great while. Where shall you halt !"
"At the Oaks,' five miles ofT, and stop
for an hour or two for the forage party. If
any thing should occur within that time,
you know where to hnu me."
The ollicer '
and troops rode away,
Claasen lingered around, and gradually j
approached the building, which was with
the exception of the brick walls, a heap of
"So, John Claasen, you have glutted
your vengeance upon me, and this is your
work, viper wretch ?"
Claasen turned and beheld within six
feet of him, Van Dyke, leaning on a mus
ket. "No, no, Peter," tho wretch muttered,
trembling as he spoke, "it was the British
ollicer. You know 1 wouldn't injure you."
"Speak not another word, liar, or I shall
forget myself and blow your brains out. I
heard all. You are to have fifty guineas
for apprehending me. I am every thing
that is bad. I came to burn your house
down, but fled when your friends approach
ed ! W retch, I saved your dwelling and
your worthless carcass, and these ruins are
"Peter, dear Peter!" .
"Scoundrel, do not apply that word
'dear' to me. It sounds worse than the
hiss of a snake. Listen, John. Claasen : thu
chief reason of your animosity to me is
because Kate Wessells preferred my hand
to yours.-Thank god! she and her father
are both safe from your persecution, for
tney are now wuuiu 1119 American nuii.
flow, bear me ; 1 spare you mis tune, lor
you are unarmed ; but when next we meet,
be it in town or village,' forest or road, at
wedding or fuheTal,' it if your life or mine.
Go!" : ..
Claasen waited for no second bidding,
but disappeared in the direction taken by
the soldiers in double quick time, hit hair
: standing- on end for lil-n .,11 ihn
l. . - ,, . . . o""
ne us us cowaruiy ns no was bad
Van Dyke paused a moment i
pondered in his own mind "That
rel will bring some of thnsp h nrsnninn ImrL.
for he will imagine that I may linger two
or three hours around this old place. Yes,
yes, I will after some twenty of our lads
and prepare mi nmbiish for them. Fifty
guineas will draw Claaseh any where,
coward as he is, especially when backed by
"It M as not long before Van Dyke re
turned with his parly, whom he gathered
by a signal ; and as night had fallen, they
took their stations amid the willows by the
banks of the brook, where thny couid re
main unperceived. For the space of an
hour all was still, when the distant tramp
of horses was heard on the road.
"Here they come," said Van Dyke.
"Each choose his man, but leave Claasen
for mo: you will know him by the cap he
wears. I will give the word when to fire."
In a short time the party f horsemen
rode up by the Willows, and true enough
they were red-coats, headed by a lieuten
ant, with Claasen.
"Fire!" shouted Van Dyke.
So sudden and deadly was the aim, that
not more than half a dozen remained in
their saddles, and they wheeled and their
horses tied as quick as possible. Van Dvke
had intentionally aimed at the horse of
Claasen, and he fell with his rider. To
secure Claasen was the work of a moment.
"Now, lads, bring out the rope a.id
throw it over that willow branch. We
have alarmed the enemy, and they will be
down upon us."
"Aiorcy ! mercy!" cried Claasen.
All in vain. The noose was slipped
over his head, they strung him up, and
there he was left a corpse. The burning
of the "Willows" had been avenged.
SELECT POET RY.
MAT III MOM'.
1 The man must lead a happy life
2 Who's free from matrimonial chains ;
3 Who is directed by a wife,
4 Is sure to sulfur for his pains.
1 Adam could find no solid peace,
2 When eve was given for a male,
3 Until he saw a woman's face,
4 Adam was in a happy stale.
1 In all tho female face nppeur,
2 Hypociicy, deceit and pride;
3 Truth, darling of a heart sincere,
4 Ne'er known in a woman to reside.
1 What tongue is able to unfold,
2 The falsehood that in woman dwells;
3 The worth in woman we behold,
4 Is almost imperceptible.
1 Cursed be the foolish man I say,
2 Who changes from his singleness,
3 Who will not yield to women's sway
4 Is sure of perfect blessedness.
To advocate the ladies cause, you will
read the 1st and 3d, and 2d and 4th lines to
gether. GLEANINGS l'itOll Till: .MAILS.
Elopement lis sail Termination. Last
evening, a remarkably fine looking Pennsyl
vania Pulchdady, same twenty-two or three
years of age, accompanied by another wo
man and two men entered the police office
and demanded a warrant for the arrest of a
mulatto woman and a negress, who assaulted
her in the street. Her case, as slated by her
Kolf to Capt. I.awler, of the Guards, was one
of much interest. She was living a happy
life with her parent, who re.-iaeon tho bank
of the Missouri river. The commander of
one of those beautiful packets plying be
tween this and the upper ports on that liver
became enamoured of her beauty, and asked
her hand iu mariiage. The lady consented,
but her parents objected, and the captain
then proposed an elopement. The laity con
sented again, and was soon placed on board
the steamer nnd brought to this city.
On the arrival of the boat, tho captain pro-
posad placing the lady under the protection
of a German female acquaintance, until mat-
ter8 couia bo arranged for the marriage cere-
inony. Last evening tho loving couple were
walking near the corner of Locust and Second
streets, when the lady was attacked by a mu
latto' woman, (who was chambermaid on tho
captain's boat ) assisted by a st rapping negress,
and, according to her own statement, shame
fully maltreated her. Tho wenches did not
leavo her until they had entirely stripped her
leaving her in a stale of perfect nudity. Du-
! r:g l0 denuding process, the mulatto put a
m,os,i,m am miuiu a statement, which hu
repeated at the top of voice, but litllo calcu
lated to soothe tho nerves of tho lady attack
ed. Her cry was, "What are you doing with
himr lam his wife; you bliau't marry
him." Esijuiro Krelshinar issued u warrant
for the arrest of tho wenches. It was placed
in thu hands of the city marshal, but how tho
nll.ur terminated we are uiiaiiie to gay. .v,
Louis Union, Nov. 7
Mhs. Pendleton, of Wushinglon, D. C
claims this honor. Sho wrote lo Ihe old hero
tho day after tho receipt of tho news of the
battles of the 8th and Dili of May, requesting
the use of his name, and received a reply at
least three weeks before any communication
on the same subject to any one else.
Liberal. The Christian Sentinel of the
12th ult., states that Mr. E. Watson of Port-
ace lately deceased willed his entire es
tate, variously estimated at f 25,000 to 40
000, to the UniveraaUst Societies of Genesaee
Falls aud NiuiJu.
During tho rapid sojourn that ho mado in
Belgium, in 1810, Napuleon, according lo his
habit, weniono morning, very plainly dressed,
to walk in the gardens of the Lacken Palace
accompanied by an nid-dc-camp, where ho
met a young man who was occupied in ar
ranging somo flowers. He was pleased with
tho frank nnd prepossessing features of the
young botanist, and began a conversation with
him. Tho young man, who was the son of
the head-gardener had studied with great
care and economy the history of the vegeta
ble world he could name, without hesita
tion, the foreign and complicated names that
the over-learned have given, often in so ri
diculous a manner, to tho mosl graceful pro
ductions of nature. lie poke of tho fedo
santhe, the Aristoloch, the Rahoa, tho Scer
oxilon, the Hydrochardce, and thousands of
plants with difficult names, as another would
have talked of spinach and parsley. Ho
knew tho nature nnd property of each plant
in short, it was botany personified, in a
young man of twenty-two.
"Are you comfortable in your situation
here !" says the Kmperor, speaking with in
terest. "Yes, sir," replied tho young artist,
who was far from supposing the rank of tho
person who interrogated him. '! live in tho
midst of what I love, but 1 am only an assist
ant to the head gardener." Napoleon never
disapproved of ambitious ideas. He had re
marked in thu young ilurist his profound stu
dy, and the interest lie took in his profession.
'What would you like V says he. '-Oh,"
said the young Belgian, '-'what 1 would like
is madness." 'But still let me know," says
tho Emperor '-It would require a fairy to
realise the dream that has often occupied my
mind." ' I am not a fairy," replied Napole
on, smiling in his turn, "but I am about the
person of tho Emperor, and he could, if hu
knew them, realise your wishes." "You are
too good, sir," said the young man. "It is
certain that the Emperor could be tho fairy
that I wish for, for it all depends on him.
During a journey that I made for my instruc
tion, I saw in France the gardens of Malmai
son, with its eleven bridges and Turkish
Kiosks. Tho Emperor, I understand, has
given this charming place to Josephine if a
fairy were here, 1 would ask for nothing more
than to bo head gardener to Josephine. You
see how modest I am." "I will think of it,"
says the Emperor, almost betraying his in
cognito, "but do not despair of fairy lore;"
and after some further conversation with tho
young botanist, Napoleon withdrew. Ho left
Brussels on the morrow.
During the two months that followed this
conversation, tho young gardener could
scarcely think of any thing but the wand of
a fairy and tho place of head gardener, when
one day he received a sealed packet with the
ai ms of the Empress Josephine upon it ; it
contained his nomination to the post he had
so much wished for. He hastened to the
pot, and . was very soon introduced to tho
fairy of Lacken, that man who fouuot
nothing, and in whom he only recognized
the Emperor, to express to him almost a spe
cies of adoration.
He slill occupied the post of first botanist
at Mahnaison, when the Empress Josephino
died. L' Impartial.
Thk Patent Okiick Rodhf.ry. No clue
has yet been discovered of tho perpetrators
of the'recent theft in the Patent Ollice. It
is generally supposed a similar game will
be played ofT, as was upon the occasion of
the former robbury, namely, to make terms
for the return of the nrtieles. A reward of
81.500 is offered fur the thief, and recovery
of tho articles stolen. If the reward is given
merely for the sroods, it is imagined they will
at once be forthcoming. Mr. froddard, tho
chief of the police in presenco of the com
missioner, opened tho door of the building)
by applying a pair ot nippers to Ihe key, in
tho Biime way in which it is supposed, from
the marks on the key, the robbers effecled
their entrance. Thirteen diamonds, belong
ing to the gold box, were picked up 011 Mon
day morning, insido of the case, having been
dropped apparently by tho robbers in their
haste, and the supposition is that Ihe box
must have been broken up in tearing it away
from its fastenings. It is evident the job
was performed by regular chevaliers d'indus
trie, who came provided for every emergen
cy. The other end of tho caso contained
General Washington's coat, vest, breeches,
camp equipage, &e., which were fortunately
Crown Rich by Accident. Some two
years ago an exiled Polo arrived at Water
town, Connecticut, friendless and destitute.
He obtained employment at his trade as a
dyer, and married n poor orphan girl, who,
like himself, possessed none of this world'
riches. The couple were agieably surprised
a few days ago, by intelligence from New
York, thai a foiluiie of two hundred and fifty
thousand dollar-i awaited the orders of tho
poor Pole and his brother, tho latter raiding
in England.' An uncle hail died in tho East
Indies, bequeathing to the two brothers this
handsome fortune, every dollar of which has
been remitted to New ork. Tho brother in
England has been sent for, and on his arrival
and iudontifioation the money will bo pant
to tliim. Meanwhile, our hero at Waterto wn
'is ouite crazy with joy at this unexpected
turn in hU fortunes". "
Doctors Ekoccu. In Cincinnati there are
four medical colleges, including one of dental
surgery all apparently well sustained.
SINGULAR Cine I -31 STANCES.
A letter in the Boston Chionotype, dated
Providence, It. I., Nov. 7, relates tho follow
ing singular circumstances, which may be
true or not, the gullibility of tho writer be
ing very nppavent hi his narration :
Miss Harriet BulVuigton, aged about nine
teen, nervous, sanguine temperament, blue
eyes and auburn hair, dreamed about six
months ngo that she was buried alive, and
was much distressed about it that sho Fpoke
of it to her friends. Last Wednesday, Nov.
1st, sho attended the ball at Howard Hall,
and from the excitement of that occasion she
did not rest so well the following night, and
was, of course, somewhat exhausted during
tho succeeding day and night. On Friday
evening, Nov. 3d, at about seven o'clock,
while in tho yard of her father's house, with
two young ladies, she suddenly fell to ihe
ground, exclaiming at the moment, "Oh, how
dizzy I am"." Sho appeared to be in a fit,
and for some moments was sensible, and said
to her young friends, "Can't you do some
thing for me 1 Send for the doctor." When
the doctor arrived, he opened a vein in her
arm, but there was no flow of blood and
in about two hours he pronounced her dead.
This was Friday night. She was carried to
the tomb the next Sabbath, at about 2 P. M.
But during all this time and up to tho present
writing some of her friends have fell far
from being perfectly satisfied that sho was
really dead, when committed to tho tomb,
and for the following reasons;
1. On Sabbath afternoon, somo thirty-six
hours aftet the swoon, her father noticed the
discharge of fresh blood from her ami, where
she had been lanced by the doctor on Friday
2. The ladies who laid her out said they
perceived what appeared to be an unusual
warmth in tho body at the time.
3. Her friends thought the attending phy
sician hesitated, and manifested some uncer
tainly in his mind, when he pronounced her
4. At the funeral, tho Rev. Mr. Cook, her
pastor, requested the sexton not to close the
lid of her cofliu, and it was not closed, when
she was put into the tomb nor waile she re
mained in it.
5. Mr. Swartz, the sexton, did not feel sat
isfied, and advised her father to have the bo
dy removed back to the house.
Thus the caso stood last evening, when
somo friends consulted the celebrated Clair-
vo-ant, Miss Ann E. Hull, u'iout tho case,
who said Miss B. was then alive but would
not remain so long, if they did not attend to
her, and to-day, at about 12 at noon, her fa
ther had her body removed back to his house
where it was examined by a large number
of friends. Miss Hall being present, in a state
of trance,' said the younglady had died about
2 o'clock last night ; and I have some curi
ous collateral facts, which go to show that
the clairvoyant told the truth about the case,
which I may send ycu, if you wish them.
Mr. Buflington declares his child shall not be
carried to the tomb again till a change has
taken place, sufficient to put the matter be
yond all doubt.
ours, truly, A. Y. D.
10 Tut: lusn.iMi.
Ppcak kiiKl'y hi her. Little ilt thou kii'W
Wlmt niter wretcliLilm.'j'n. whnt 1i,cU-m wo,
Hunt.' on tli isc bllter vrl, tliat rtrru reply,
Tlie tnM ilomeunor uiul repmviiijr eye.
Tlie ile;illi-altel piirrrf u.it with keener tlurt
Than unkind wrils in witum's trusting h'tirt.
Tho frail being by thy side is of finer mould
keener her sense of pain, of wrong, greater
her love of tenderness. How delicately tuned
her heart ; each ruder breath noon its strings
complains in lowest notes of sadness, not
heard, but felt. It wears away her life like
a deep under current, while tho fair mirror
of the clumging surface gives not one sigh of
The Lcxcry ot the Roman Tahle. The
luxury of the table commenced about tho pe
riod of the battle of Actium, and continued
till the reign of tralba. Theirlelicaciescon
sisted of peacocks, cranes of Malta, nightiu-
galors, venison, and wild and tamo fowls,
they wero also fond of listi. The reigning
taste was for a profusion of provisions; whole
wild boars were served up, tilled with various
small animals and birds of different kinds.
This dish was called the Trojan horse, in al
lusion to the horse filled with soldiers. Fow ls
and game of all sorts were served up in pyra
mids piled up in dishes os broad as moderate
tables. Mark Anthony piovided eight bouts
for twelve guests. Caligula served up to his
guests pearls of great value, dissolved in vine
gar. Lucullan had a particlar name for each
apartment, and a certain scale of expense at
tached to each. Cicero nnd Pompey agreed
lo take supper with him, provided he would
not order Ids servants lo prepare any thing
extraordinary. He directed the servants to
prepare the supper in the room of Apollo.
His friends were surprised nl the magnifi
cence of tho entertainment. Ho then inform
ed them, that when ho ineuliched the name
of the room, his servants knew tho scale of
expense. Whenever he supped in the room
of Apollo, tho supper always cost 1,250. He
was equally sumptuous in his dress. A Ro
man I'nttor, who was lo give games to the
public, requesting to borrow one hundred
purple robes for tho actors, Lucullus replied
thai he could leud him two hundred if ho
wauled .them. The Roman furniture iu their
houses corresponded with their profusenesa
in other reepecls. Pliny stales that, in his
time, more money was often given for a table
than the amount of all the treasures foind in
Carthage when it was conquered' by the Ro
mans. UunVs Mcrthants' Magazine.
OLD SERIES VOL. NO. 9.
Facetiocs, ir Nor Philosophical The
lato Rev. Dr. Milnor was a Quaker by edu
cation, but his wife was from an Episcopal
family in Norristown, Pa. He was in tho
practice of the law in Philadelphia in 1709,
at the lime of his marriage. The Episcopal
clergyman officiated et the wedding, but in
process of lime, this ofTenco against the usago
of ihe Friends caused him to be "read out of
meeting," as it is termed by that society, and
he wai thus partially compelled t'.' attend tho
denomination of which ho afterwards became
an eminent preacher. .
The form of his expulsion from tho Society
of Friends will be found in the memoirs soon
to be published, of Dr. Miluor. "Disregard
ing the order of our discipline," it says, "he
hath accomplished his marriage with the as
sistance of a hireling minister, to a woman
not profe.s!ng with us," &c. Afterward a
Committee proposed to reinstate him, on con
dition that he would "make some slight ac
knoirleilgmcnt of it'.' .error." Ho received
the proposal friendly, but facetiously replied;
"that is rather too much to ask of a man
w hose honey-moon is scarcely ended, and he
must decline the proposition.''
.A. Vineyard at Cixcimuti, owned by
Mr. Resor, lias produced, in nine years, wino
to the value of three thousand two hundred
and twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents. De
duct from this amount the cost of the vine
yard and cultivation, nnd wo find a profit
of two thousand five hundred and twenty-five
dollars and fifty cents for tio nine years, or
two hundred and eighty doilar3 and sixty-one
cents per year.
Sterne's Sermons. Sterne's sermons are,
in general, very short, which circumstanco
gave rLo to the following joke at Bull's Lib
rary, at Bath : A footman had been sent by
his lady to purchase one of Smallridgo's ser
mons, when, by mistake, ho asked for a
small religious sermon. The bookseller be
ing puzzled how tc reply to his request, a
gentleman present suggested, "Give him one
New anu trce A very modest old maid
visiting a new married friend recently, saw
one of husband's shirts lying on the bed and
exclaimed! "Oh, mercy, a man's shirt 011
your bed ! Such a thing. 011 my bed would
give me the night-mare
"Very likely," responded the wife, "unless
the man was inside of it."
Tho cost of segai s smoked every day, ii
New York, is estimated at 510,000. Th
value of that consumed in this country annu
ally, is ono hundred und twenty millions 0
Astok's Personal PuorERTV. f he per
sonal property of tho late John Jacob Aslor,
according to a paragraph in tho Globe, is at
certained to amount to the immense sum of
four millions and ninety-five thousand dollars!
This is exclusive cf tho houses, lands, kc,
constituting his real estate.
Royal Coats. In Windsor Park there aro
now between 200 and 300 beautiful milk
white roat", all descended from a pair pre
sented to tho Queen in 1843, by the Shall of
The Biui.e EsrAi i.is.'iMiNr at Edinburgh,
w hich had tho monopoly iif printing tho Bi
bles throughout Scotland, nnd which at ono
time employed about cue hundred persons,
was last month broken up, and the materiala
sold under the hummer.
At Churubusco, n young man of the Eme
rald Isle was shot iu the head ; on the arrival
of the surgeon cT tho army, he was asked by,
h friend if ihe wound wai dangerous, and
answered that it was, as ho could seo tho
brains. "Ah! by my soul," replied the son
of the Emerald Isle, "please send a little to.
my father, for he often told me I never had
HlMAN LtlE ESTIMATED HY PllSATll'N. ,
An ingenious author asserts that the length
of a man's hfe may be estimated by the
uumber of pulsation ho has strength to per
forin. Thus, allowing seventy years furllw
common nje of man, and sixty pulses in a
minute for a temperate person, tho number
of pulsations in his whole life would amount
to 2,207,5-20,000; but if by intemperance he
forces his l liod into a more rapid motion, so'
its to give seventy-live pulses in a minute,
Ihe number of pulses would le completed ii
fifty years, eonrequeutly his life would bo re
duced fourteen years.
Danuerocs Coi-Nii.KFLir. Willis & Co.,
Exchange Brokers, 25 State street, have
shown us a new counterfeit S3 on the Com-,
mcrcial Bank of Burlington, which is well
calculated to deceive the most cautious. It
is 1111 alteration from Commercial Bank Gra
tiot, Michigan. Yignclte steamboat and ves-.
gel of war, ship under full fail,' city in tho
distance o'iseive the word Burlington is
pelt ' W iusteadof "ion." Biwon Trawl-
The Indefkndant Delawarun has seen a
list of 68 persons who voted illegally in VVil
iniugtou on iho 7ih iustaut somo even vo-"
"Yea Prink Auain, hey 1' "No, my love,;
(hie.)1 not drunk but slippery, (Vsjjr':
fact is, my dear, somebody luis been rubt lhg
ihe bottom of my boots; (ic.)' till Ihey'ro'
snioth as a pane of glass."
A Pooa FoLf., a dyer by trade, at Water."
town, Conn., has been lefl a fortune of 5250,.'