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Mini jhin i i j 'iiJ n. i jrJU".
MISSOURI IRON MOUNTAIN.
The following is an extract from a
report of Prof. Sil imar.'i Ltctuic at IV
Haven. lie recently made a mtnci
nlogical tour in Mioiri, it the instance,
we believe, of a l.'oston Company.
There are two of theso iron inoun
i.in he said, ailuitcd not far distant
from each other, and iorty or fifty inile
west of Mississippi. One of them wa.
About 700, and the other something
more than .100 feet in liHRhi,i. c. above
the level ot the surrounding plain. The
Iron with which they abound is a pni
oxyde thus constituting a very rich
ore of iron. As you approach either
wf iheso mountain, and before you pi-t
to them, you find lumps and masses of
this form of iron, scattered much life
1h atones of New England. Advanc
ing you Cud the masses in larger nun
hem and greater size, and so on up the
tnountains till you approach their sum
miK where vou find one vait cannine
.1 . 4 r .1 . ,
to the mountain oft use lion rocks and
Blones, Whose depths have never been
-"h""' -1" i-uuua nu.y in iiii-j ni
down we do not know, nor what pro-
porfjon of the substance of iheso moun-
tains is iron, but we perceive the nuanti;e" a"d locked him up. It was cleark
ly there to be immense, almost beyond
calculation. Enough to sunulv thr-
whole human race, even under the pre
sent vast consumption of iron, with thn
metal for ages to come. The base and
sides ol the mountain, Dr. Sillimati said
ore thicklv and beaulifullv wooded. even
nfier vou come to the immense cannlius
with which the mountains are rounded
off you find the treos every where shoot
up amo'tig those iron rocks although
you can discover scarce a trace ot
Was first introduced into Europe by
Sir Waller Raleigh from Virginia in
15S5. I'otatoes were at first cultivated
by a very few, and considered a great
delicacy. In a manuscript account of
the house-hold expenses of Queen Anne
wiie ot Jamee J, the purchase ol a very
small quanttity of potatoes is mentioned
at two shillings a pound. In 1GS1
Ihey were for the first lime planted in
Hie open fields. Sweet potatoes had
been brought from New Granada by
Sir John Hawkins in 1545.
It is proposed in the Manchester(New
Hampshire) Democrat, that the question
of abolishing tne punishment of death
should be submitted to the decision of
the people at the ensuing election. The
same paper argues thequestion.at length
with great ability: and in sneakinc nl
the expediency of the death penally
my a :
'Neither is capital punishment, as it
rregards its effects upon society, expe
tdititt. Instead of restraining crime,
riiioie ire nine uouoi oi iis operation, as
nowipno'Jsed, as an incentive to crime
It hag little -or no effect upon the harden
d in- crime. The murderer from pas
eion -maybe affeeled by the approach ol
-certain tlealh, but ihe determined mur
derer cares' little about it and hie nr.
-eomplices in crime 'think it a mailer of
-. . .
course wnai utey aarly expect as a
-muderer-once observed to an eminent
'English solicitor, the day previous to
his execution 'player at ibowla must
expect ' rubejiC All experience
mhows 'that the robber anil the thief, tin
'pirate, and the burghisr,are not deterred
fromilheir evil practices by the. hanging
-'Nor lo public exeoutiona put re
Plraint'tipon crime. Bradbury 'Fergu-'
son went from Haverhill to Salem to
witness tho execution -of the -Knapps.
."it did not dcterfrom'k'tling his wife in
3 most barbarous, maimer. 'Neither
did those executions, nor his .own lri.il
'fur life tr death,' sofien his savage dig
tpowtious; for we well recollect his say
ing to tne eheriB, alter he had escaped
dea,lrhy ,hf argument of the edn
Bart el. and-th nrv hi, I r,.n.t-.i .1..:.
Uirtlel, .ind'theiiurv had rendprfil ihei.
veraict i cinri-csre a dn -about be
i,,, . . , ,
ng hung; I only wanted to disappoint
,.XP0 10 8einK mc hunR '
"Vriie Hopkinton traeedv' mav.hi. in
alanced -s. a perfect illustralion of Ihe
Ctlect ot executions upon society. I.Ther-
"TS for innocent Wood' ine
nocent, for poor Prescotfwas believed
insane bj every one that was anything
hut in favor of humanilv. .raliirr. il-ii
ivould hve shrunk from wiinesiinn the
.in. -r ..u . . . f
(lodiii iii iioTiai(usi animal, weie, in
their fierceness and their lhirt for blood
ongendered by the law of the !,!, jm.
.patient longing for Ihe opportunity of
tvitniing a fellow 'being in the agonies
'.Drhhisdealh struggles! Yes; females,
that would have jhuddered at liir
elaughter of a -iamb, were impatiently
clamoring at tfec .prison gaics of the
tpoor jpsine boy, Prescott, ond chiding
rthe Uvi'b delay,whfreby a felloW bcint;
Oiad been reprioved.for afew days, and
thy deprived upon I oat day of ,ihf
pl4fc of feasting thein law-privilegeil
'ye upon the death nhroes of an insanei,
JllSl after irninrr In tmpha In. I wmlr. wi
learned the following tragical jpatticulara of
the murder of an officer of tho Eastern I'cn
llcnllarv hi' a nrlaiiner. Tl
I .1... ti.n .
juim u.u.nan, agcu 33 years, who wan
nnnvieteu or tne cr me or horse stealing, in
liVCnmillff CniinlV. atlll amilnil lntliulnr
so an Imprisonment for a number nf years,
inuriccn tnnniiif w liintt have already ex
piled. It appears that Mr. CJaskin. anml
10. a nn ran in the nri.nn. I.-..I ..i.tin.i ii...
I'Vll, ag Was llM llailal riulnrn. r.ir llm
P"8C 01 alIe P to the wants of the ntisnn
er, and shortly after lie entered the rell.thr
prisnr.fr said 'he wiMied to go out.' and
made an effort to do sn. Mr. Gaskin
ranshl hold of him ami
, . II. Ill i-oi.ii.
I his enraged the prisoner, and he tipped
up h nero 01 me nonring. with which he
heat Mr. G over the head and rauied death
in a few momi-nta 'I'l.. .1
took the clothing from (lie body of Mr. G.
...... uiIEU iniiirrii m n, nnu passed uown
to Mr. tiallowav. tlm
his release. While tin ivn Inlbintr .villi
Mr II. two of the overseers, whn hml ilia
"' """ io overseers, wno nau (lis
pnuorml i;rt u.i.. .
'"uy oi trie nurse, siat
ted off in pursuit of the mnrderer.and found
hum . nmivR siatrii. i hoy communicated
die sad intelligence to Mr. Halloway and
t'""1 conducted the prisoner back to the
Prnven "V Mr. Thnmpon, one of the war
,,fin.s Vr I'scnmb, the moral instructor
2tPiXSIRIan' an'' s(!Veral others, that thr
prisoner was laborini; under insanity, anil
rnV;,;i,T,1,e F?- "
me-very simple manner in which the lalte
III e fact.
The prisoner also rnnfVsnil in Mr T.a.
comb and a warden, that ho had, a few
years ago, murdered Ills fnlher. wan arrest
ed and tried for the murder, but the Com
monwealth failing to make nut thoir
he was acquitted. Mr. Gaekin leaves a
wile and two children to mourn their sud
den bereavement. Ua
hy the prisoners anil tho officers of the insti
union for Ii is kindness and affection. Cou
The Siamese Wo nvimni r-.
..... .. .Anui.1 1 1 1
the letter of a correspondent of the South
Carolina 'Spartan.'the following account of
of Chang and Eng. and tneir families :
You may bo aware that some few years
since the Siamese twins. Chan? nml
retired from the public gaze, and settled
uown In tins county (Wilkes) as farmers.
You will also recollect that il nrinrr llio Idi
year it wag published in sqme of the news
papers that they were still living in single
blessedness. To my surprise 1 find thai
the suppus-ed hoax was a literal fact; and
that these distinguished characters are mar
riml man t hf.. O I
11. 1 iiiwi i min, w, uuii i.irR. I-., nrn U.-4.I1
known to several of mv nersnn.il
ances, and are said to be very amiable and
iiiuiuirmui. liacn 01 tne ladies has pre
settled her narlicnlar 'InnP
. I " "'I M.l f III
the person of a fine, fat, bouncing daugh
It is said that Chanrr am! Pn ...til. it.-:.
, , ., . a ", " "" "ici"
Ijo-r through this coun.ty, in a yea7 or two
I he twins enmy excellent health. nrr vi -
ni '"'tui uuiiminpiaie maKini; a
The twin.eniov MM " .i, . . ...
lively, talkative and apparen.lv hanpy. ami
will doubtless prove moie interesliiie anil
.ii. . : : .. i . . . .
juim nr.: mi wieir seronu tniir than they did
in their lirst over the rivilized wnrM
, - .vm numi,
H-iring fdmilips to provide for, as prmleni
hn till s ml j it r.ila.A 1.-... .1 i .1 .
hiMiftnil and Hi I her?, thpy may think their
bachelor foiunie insnflicient for all the little
" m nci iittir
Ohanus and Cnyn of v liifi il lfV I1I11V ll.lin
The following are extracts fiom the
cient Blue Laws of Connecticut:
Tho Sabbath shall begin on Satutdav
No woman shall kiss her rliil.l
Sabbath or fasting dav.
No one shall travel, conk vin'tmU. msU
beds, sweep houso, cut hair or shave on the
ol.i . I
No Ofie 6 hall hG a frORillPn nr ntvn n tmln
- ... . - . . . V"" fe""
unless nc oc convetieu, anu a member in
lull comtnuniou with nne of the churches
allowed in this dominion.
Nn one shall hoc or ill lan.l
J ' - n.,1111.111
permission of the Selectmen.
No Gospel Minister shall join people in
inairiage? the Magistrate onlv ohall inin in
umiiauc, as umy may uo so wjin less scan
uat .o tjimsi e v. nnrcti.
When parentB refuse their children con
venient marriages, the magistrates shall de
,e""me 1118 Vu1'
No man shall court a maid in nn.nn .
by leiler.-without first obtaining onnsent of
y loiirr.wuiioui HiBi ooiaininc oansent o
her Psreut:.5i2.penalty.for the first offence
l0jB f"Mhe ""ond, and Tor the third, im
. priBontnent lOnring aie pleasure of the
-SAGACITY OF A 'HOUSE.
;)ne day. lately, the servant man of Mr
Itimser, farmer, near.Ilisca, says Sprint;'
Lite in Loiiclnn, took an-nltl liorse out ol
the shafts of the cart, -anti while bustling a
iioutulid not nerceive-that.il hurl wnlLf.,1 n
way. .Gberving a-lwrse shoe-on thoyround
wlncliinnnenroil .iii liuva iii.i'ti.nn ...i I...
(lllllfl!tllr.l Ulltllia- ilia ...inct.. I I
J iiiu iiiiaiuig aiii-iiai uauiiu hid iuw uy llirowillg a ItimUIOI o Wa
none, nrul tlicreunnn lirinnL- liimcplf in tl, I, ...... ...
shop of the-an.tth,. where- he found Vulcan
driving 'the nail into the wgacious animal's
nhri(. On innm.i ii,.ii.-. .1...
.....w. " -. ..... , ...viiD novel .UIIIL'll llldl
the hnrsw had proceeded tdirectly towardi
the smith's fehnp Iho-nioment it' was loosen
ed from lhe earl, and the smith observiiij
that a shne was'i'o.np.' Imtl oiinsnpil ilm nl.
ru i mm tne eon, aim mo emith observinp
ill 3t !l film tm Ninno r It.tl nakn..n.l .J.-..I.
Meet of the vikit, nrid performed Ihe work
as neocrineu. We, perhaps, shall next
ne.vr nun wonuin iiHs eailcd ai the corn
diHnUler's and ordered home .a bushel .ol
"Tnurn vituuct t.aii "
s.rrvnn.i', .vwrio, 18I1J
ICciuciiihcr the ri'infct.
WHEAT, CORN, RYE, DUCK
WHEAT, OATS or WOOD, will be re
ceived for debts due us for subscription.
Also, a lew bushels of POTATOES, if
From thoso who have promised Lumber
ioch and inch nnd
win bo received if delivered soon.
APPOINTED HY THE GOVERNOR
LuTitKn KinDEit, Eq., of Wilkes-
barrn, to be President Judcp, of thr
Judicial District, composed of the cuun
ties of Lehigh, Carbon anil Monroe.
Un Alonday even inn last, after the
receipt of the news of the Democratic
Victory, in New York, ae de joy of
Jb guns, was tired in this villain, in
honor of thn slerlinir tl
Slate. During ihe firing a snlended
torch light procession was formed and
parched throughi Ihe slreetf.rpsnondini-
with their hearty cheers to the roar of
We give below the returns of the Elec
iiuu, aa mr as ncaru iroin. t hose renins
r . 1 . 1 r ....
render it certain that Polk and Dallas an
elected by a large majority of the Electoral
Pennsylvania, Po.k's majority
Maryland, Ulay's mijority
Connecticut, Clay's majority
Rhode Island, Clay's majority
New York, Polk's majority '
Virginia, Polk's majority about
S. Carolina, Polk's majority about
N Caroliha, Clay's majority about
New Jersey, Claj's majority about
Georgia, Polk's majoriiv about
New Hampshire, Polk's maj. about 10.000
Ohio, Clay's majority about OOOO
Kentucky, Clay's majority about 10,000
Michigan, Polk's majority about -rtrOO
Indiana; is yet in doubt though prospects
tre tn favor of Polk s having tho state .by a
small uiaiorilv. "
No news ftom Tennessee.
Tho elevation of James K. P
lIle Pres 1 y' i ' ,1 TlV . i
l,1e A'resi.lency ol .he Untied Siatc-s-
1,16 , m'' .MX '",i;,,cal ,,on'
J,no,,R lhe ' N't'ons ol the earth is an
nv.nl Jr.iMi n.Klf.1. ....
' 1 ""n-n every American
Demor-r.l, in whose bnutn it eannm
veni, jrom wnic I everv
i;eniorr.tl, in whoso hooin
Ira" 10 Proil"ce emoiinua of unuiterable
Ifofinlt. . I ...1 r i?
felicity ; and whose ftielinj-s the proud-
est in the land might well
.alul. lnll.n;il..... 11 .n
.... " . . . , .
iciri .u uir lllll.lirilllU- I'J Hll mill .Vino
Andiikw Jackson Gienl indeed. mo. t
Ihe joy of the venerable Ilnro when
this news shall reach Ihe IL-imii.,...
and he will experience a Ihiill of glad-
es mat win smooth his pas.'ago lo On
nairow lonemeot appointed for all lhe
I ving. The period of his earthly dis
solution cannot be far distant, ln.i in
the election of his ardent .mil ,.h,..i,i
friend, his neighboi and disciple, he lus
ineviuus assurance mat ins measure will
live, after he shall himself be mingloi
with the dust An them i nni ,,.,i..
public man in Ihe Union; whose elec
lion would have inflicted
Jackson more hearifeli n.iin. tli.-.i ..
Henry Clay, so there is none. in-nl..hlv
whose success will uive hi in tnilln em.
cere joy than that of James K. Polk.
Tne Democracy from Main to Louisi
ana an dou'i y gratified with their sue
cess, because of Ihe gladness it occasion.-
it tne itermttige.
Itogiies loell Punished. farmer in
Leicestershire, found a wasp's nest, a short
ume stneo, in the rool of his house, and j.,
put it, wasps and all; into a sack, intending
to tnrow tlio whole into a ootid. Somi
thieves stole tho sack from the door of tin
farm. house, and on their npeuitig it to in
spect their booty, the wasps (low out, set
ling on litem, and amply nuniahinir them
tor the melt.
A New Ihutwi. French Commis
harv of Co lee. mitlinir liia u-iTa l.. I .,,!..
lllu.l I . I... .1.. ! . i .
, b .... ,,llu llrMI vu(4
il(.fnrn ,,, ,. , rr urout'i'
r 1,10 1 "lluo a,ul f,ned ono fra,'c "
Southern ff'hiinsm II
ne oi uie canutuutcs on the WhigK0ctoral
iickci in iieorgia.ui a cnminuntcaiion in the
last Alacoji .Ieasenger, says: ''I'hoy gay
truly.. i)ioit truiy, that 1 am mil and out
opposed to a proteclive larilTor protection W" wn!u bnnl8' """porled thai
L.b. . .i... r ... ', "T,onUho gentleman stood un in two lint u.
: ' i -l
huke, or one that sav.ura .of proleclion.'
JAMES IC. POLK- & GEORGE M.
DALLAS ELECTED PRESI
DENT & VICE PRESIDENT o1'
THE UNITED STATES!
Tim U.. I ....
mails.silys the Democratic tiiion,places'A'Scny
the triumph of POLK and DALLAS Ammroiig
inrouunout ine union oevond the tins-
iiutiiiy 01 (lotii)t. riio great
.. ... ...
of New Yoik and Virginia h.iv
mc taken a stand alone side of eillant
old Pennsylvania, doubt has given way
o certainty ,and tho Democratic triumph
We cannot but interchange with 0111
readers hearty conuratulations on llii
auspicious result. rho entire life and
characlcr of James K. Polk afford Ihe
amplest guarantee that in his hands the
destinies of our common country will
find a safe depository. He comes into
power at that neriod of life, win n nil
'lie faculties of the mind arc in full un
impaired vigor. Having never hinnelf
suufftii ine I'resic encv. nut bmnn pa ni
like Cincinnaitus of old, from tho shades
ofretsremeit to as.Mimu the Ik lm of
stale, he is Ihe instrument of no nlinm.
or faction, and 19 free lo admin isler Ihe
tunes ol his Inch oihec for the mutua
benefit of the Countey. He brings
with him, too, a character for integrity
mi singleness ot put pose, unspoiled by
.'luc'le slain. He has resorted in nn
mean subtei fogcs,lo beguile his country
men into his supposi but relying upon
their patriotism ami inlellii;euce, he has
I'alinlV awatloi their vi:v, ml. nnvir
niibting that it would be in accordance
with rinht and iustice. 'J'he coontrv
has not disippniuicd him and he will
not disippoint ihe coun'ty. The re-
luhlic.ius may now rppose in securilv
upon their laureN. and even our nn'ii ! -
cl enemies miy i-lean omfo-t from the
it'llpclton. t ut we havn uivnn ihom
.1 ( resilient, who will nilminialnr lis
fl.iiis noon the pure nt incmlen nionml
gated by Jihtkkson ;hii Jackson
We annex Ihe Stales in winch tlm n.
suit are certainly ascertained :
Misspell use rrs.
electoral votes necessary lo a
TUP. NEXT CONGRESS.
The II. S. Senate after the -1th of March
(texi; will be composed, probably, as fol
low. 10 Whigs hold over, and 18 Demo
ran. Connecticut and Vermont have
eleited two new Senators, nuking 18
whiga certain. Missi- ippj has circled a
l)ciiincratic Senator, mak ng 10 Dnmocrais.
The Democrats have the following Slate
Legislamres. each of which elect 'U S
Senators, .lnine. 1; New York, ; ,.
sylvnma, 1; Missouri, 1; Aransas, lj mak
ing 21 Demociats. The Whigs have tin
following State Legislature,-, which will
elect Whigs; Miasaehuselis, 1; Rhode Is
land, 1; New Jersey; 1; Maryland, I; Ohio
1; Indiana, 1; Tennessee, I. 'J'utnl !ti;
There is also a Senator lo be elected in
itgiuia, whero tU- Legislature non,iuall
contains a Whig majority of two members,
another in Delaware, and a third in Mirhi
gan, which laller Slato has gone for the
Democrats, therefore, in order to retrain a
majority in lhe vVanalo, they must elect the
benator from Viiginia. and the Senator
from Delaware. Unless tho Whigs gsi
both these Senators, there will be, in clTuui;
a Democrat majnrity.as thr Vico President
f the United Slates is ox offlc o President
nl Hie Senate, and has lhe casting vole.
I hero have been elected lo the new
loose of Representatives 23 ...embers.
whole numi.er 223.) of whirh the Whig,
have elected II; tho Democrats 70, and the
Native. 0. This makes a Whig gain ,lf
tnd a Democratic loss of 10. One hundred
members yet to be elected.
A CHINESE NOTION OF BOOTS.
A Oliinorfe having been intrndnccd to an
NOVUM 1112 II (8(1.
1 1 G C
Polk's maj. C.'SSS.
ALAS! POOlt HARRY CLAY!
Whilst the condition of Henry Clay
demands ihe sympathy of the American
people, says ihe Ilairisbttrg Union, 1 her I
is lh.it in hi history ftom which tin
politician may deduce a moral of in
estimable value. With abilities of
hinli order, and a spirit at once com
mauding & aspiring, he needed nought
hut lhe possession of political Intrgtit)
o have reached the high summit of hit
ambition, long since. This deficiency
howi ver, as in hundreds and thous iniU
nf similar instances, has pioved a fatal
one In an evi moment, under I In
git'dance of sinister counsel", ho wa
betrayed into the wiles of that sanif
Fedeialism, whirh, in early life, lie
was-wont lo assail will) such Hetcolean
power. His has been a leirogade ca.eet
.ever since. 1 he Presidential tiriz" lia
been ilaiitilinii b'foie his hnniuhinrl
t i" n
nstnn ever since, hut al every step he
has been a deirrpe latiher lemnvfil from
it. We read in the Arabian Nmgts ol
a golden biid. whirh skinned from tree
lo Iron, constantly within siifh of the
neholder, hut forever beyond his reucli
We paiii,in plans ton, front fabled Ins
'my, lhe delii'-ive implnmcnis oT a
race of Gold Digger", who. the moment
they strike their pnadenition the exnect-
ed Heasure, are sin prised to find il van
ish suddenly anil forever fiom their
"tght. This is fancy, hut Mr. Clay's
disapopinlments are sad rra'ity. His ex
perience has verified tho ns.'Uianco ol
noz'i) Lamplighter, that the philoso
pher's stone would have been discover
fd, msnv years ago. weie it not that
'he apparatus geneially 'blows up' as ii
is on the very nmnt of succes". Mr
Clays 'never is.but always lo he bless
We repeal, it) all this ihere is rrveal-
ed lo Ihe eve of f asn'ranls n vnlnnlili
moral. It should teach him th.it.
though his irenius may lower to tin
heighth of the heavens, it does tint atom
in Ihe estimatinn of the people, for the
great defect of political virtue. It should
impress his mind with the important
truth, that in politics, as in cvniy other
relation of life. Honrstv. Consii p n n v .
ind slraighl-foward Integrity are cardi
nal (uaiiiicaiinn., and const Unit; a surei
oliancc, in the hour of need, than
the mete acquirement of tho mind.
This i.i a Great Age.S. doctor in Lou
don bomo years ago declared that with
proper chemical apparatus, and the aid ol
galvanism, he could make man', a living
being, This second Promethean aspirant
never prrf.irmcd tho feat, but a person in
Cinciniihii, now announces that he is en.
gaged in tho work and il soon complete
it. We wonder how he will srll i,,lon
lurcp? Slavery willbecumo II M I VP rant nml
hired help' a humbug. Well it is a great
age a very great age.
DOTTING ON ELECTION1.
Ono of thn most dangerous and dpploraj
hie evils with which Ibis republic is afflict
ed, is the general practice of belling on
elections; and, perhaps, it has never raged
mote extensively than during lhe present
political campaign, s an evidence of
this, wo subjoin an extract from tliu Ni Y.
Wo learn,' says that ionrnal. 'that at
one of our firal hotels, su ns were deposii.
en wi n me proprietors lu various amotiiiis
to t3tf 000 on tho general issue of the
election and a merchant of responsibility,
un huaring that a person had expressed "a
willingness to Uei a large sum nn ilm result,
left wordthat if he was a responsible person,
Al rnte cd in o bonds not lo evade payment
liy law 1 should il go against him, he was
ready lo sign tne bet for 820 000. A for
mic ; an amount which few can earn in
wentv years' hard labour, hazatded on i
single gamo of chance ! No, say the par
ties, It is not chance it is not hazard; wo
know how il will go. Hut how can it bo
fully known, until the bullot boxes are
opened ? Wo speak within bounds when
we say that $500,000 have been slaked
on Pennsylvania ; and in subscriptions ol
money, voluntary gifts, assessments, loss
nf tune, which is money , and bets on tint
Presidential election, it will cost tho people
nf his couniry, within bounds, seven
millions of dollars when lhe legitimate
outlay should oul he a few thousand doll
ars for contingent expens . If gentlemen
bet a hat, or a coat or a pair of gloves on
tho issue, although wrong m iixelf, it will
injure neither parts; but to see ciiizen
with memorandum books in hand, taking up
bets like jockeys nn a race course, we feel
dial a great indignity is being offered to
die purity of our election. Then danger
is obviously apparent to the siifcty nf tho
elective fninchi.ie. hen men bet large
amounts on the result of an election, tin y
are very much inclined in expend anotln r
sun., not in an honorable way, to rarry
their point and secme their bcls. Then
comes bribery and corruption ihen fiat.il
and violence ; and dually an overthrow of
It appears lo us that every thinking man,
as the moment of excitement passes away,
will be ready to admit the iusiice of tlm
remarks above quoted: and it would be a
matter of reioicinc if fiom ll.is lime for.li.
all such would sternly set their fanes aganst
i practice so fraught with evil. Never
make a del; and least of all. never sutler
yourself to risk sums nf money upon the
cuun oi a political conleM, as tl it were
on a par with a horse t:i nr ini-li
A HISTORICAL FACT.
By icfcrcnco to a map of Di.-I.iwar,- it
will be seen that the boundary between
that state and this is of a semicircular foi.n,
is if drawn with mathematical accuracy.
The Gerinantown Telegraph say3 il was
so drawn. William Peun presented to his
daughter Letilia a circuit, of which New
Castle was the centre, of fifteen miles round,
which he called Letilia Manor; and it is
that winch gives the singular appearance
lo the boundary line ; it was originally
designed to be a portion of Pu.ii.hj v,i.
''Jic H'hig Jiurtji changing Again.
The New, York Courier & Enquirer
winch gave ihe name 'whig' to the ledriut
patty--now unfurls tho broad Ibg of NV
i.Mi-.n, and noinif- cut lo the nine .l.i.ir
future coins on that nutation; and Mr
Wi:ilj'l.:K. on Friil.tv cii-nnwr lui.l -il -i u.lii.r
meeting in Hosifiu, avowml lii.ntclf a 'Na-
live, iro.n the first to last His speech was
received with Iwenlv six tremendous
cheers All lhe indications itniie in show
ing that the uhigs are preparing lo leap into
the ttr.ns of Nalivism.
Il is said that in the Stale of New York
upwards of mx millions ofdolhus haveclmo
geil hands on lie.s on llio election of Mr.
Clay. In Philadelphia the amount lost anil
won is beyond sill computation. One gen
ileinan has lost, we arc told, seventy ilums
and dollars. Many otlteis are loudly ruin
fd. All of litem were violent (.'lay lugs
of course, and 60 sanguine of success tiu.t
ihey bet ten lo one on llio c in imn of ilie.r
f.ivoriie. Of -ourse the Democrats pOikel
(d all .be cash. That is one couiloriablu
it flection. Bv the bye one gentleman, w o
hear, I eued his wife on the election Tho
winner does tint want her. as she is pait.eu
larlv unamiiible, and hence a comnroinisn
of S20 as hei equivalent is talked of. Won
th r if the lady u ill permit such a disparago
in cm i iu nui cumins.
The Perils of the Guano Trade.-S nmo
of ihe crews engaged in (his tradu have had
severe conflicts viih tho Arabs. Somesai
lors who were taken captives had their
wounds dressed by the Arabs in a stvln nf
surgory which few would relish. The r.a
lives used a rough knifc.and burned out iho
wounds with a red hot nail. While this
nporaiiou was going on, the Arab spectators
were laughing. One of tho camurrs had
his skull fractured; ihey scraped his head
veiy roughly, twice a day, and Ailed tho
WOllllll Willi a kind of nnu-ilnr. Tlinir
other operations were of a similar, charao
official maioritv fnr Ilr.
I resilient of I exas, over Btirleson, appears
to be 10S2 voles. ' '