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nurair!ass, EDITOR ANI) PROPIIETOe • VOL. Vill.-28.1 - Ros*arigßaz The auwit af .801PROTT" , asd the entente by Which be 64, Jews always appeared to eel tots two a( thassit striking thhap in the French Reno. wortirrow was the work only of a 6 w hours. When he arose to defend himself in dui th‘witisa, the yelli and Mares were so great, that hi dolma with mge. "The blood of the yin. tl Ai/sr War ,, cried the members. He was gaggiOd, illtoirsollo the gnillotine, and executed, idl f inibus eersaty-foar hours had pared! Mr. bielniel, et New York, has just published voiiios of poems, In which are the following no ats!imia, commemorating that triumph of freed om orgr altirdly • A • • PLACE DE LA REVOLUTION (l 0 mos, 1794.) Mere windims and the leads, And male are crowded !—not a space between ! And in the nid t, lbws that sea of beads, 4ilkteme the black Guillotine. . A esightly, sutler multitude is there, town— And Maddened with Joy, from the unpoopkd the walls tremble at their shout, erheste'er That heavy steel comes down ! 'Tkr needy over—twenty heads have roiled, Oho alter one,upon the block—while cheers, And mretuns, ad curses, headed by hate untold, is their dying ears! One mote is lell—and now, amid a storm --Olteneensuraswitysilathetseent-thersiesovie The rains uptight a ghastly human Ginn, Mangled, yet still alive! loikeone awaking fins a deadly swoon, His eyes eadose upon that living plain— Thom snaky eyes!--he Auk them soon, Never its.ipe spin ! As dug forlorn, last, wandering gaze he took, Perhaps those cruel eyes, in hopeless mood, Sought, is their agony, one pitying look,. 'Mid that vas multitude. Sought, but in vein ! dose wedged, and crushed, and mixed— Squaw, street, and house too.crowded—he surveys A handled thausend human eyes, all fixed la nee fierce pitiless gaze. Down to the plank ! the brutal headsmen tear That bleOdy rag—nay ! spare him needless pain! One ! God print Chit We may never hear A erg like that again! A pause—and the 'axe falls on Robespierr• ! That newts:ant Nark kith done its office well— Hark to the mighty sear! down murderer! Down to thy native hell ! Again thatierrildo about! ill also afar And they in dungeons marvel what it mean! Hurrah and louder, louder yet, hurrah Poe the good guillotine ! Well may ye draw a freer, longer breath— And fettered thousands feel their charms more light— Your foe I. lodged in the strong prison of death! Paris shall sleep tonight ! Acrtos.--Wito ever became a man of ,influence by sitting under the harrow of despondency ! What slow-poker ever , benefitted the world, his friends or himself? There is nothing like action, coupled with +cheerfulness. We see it everywhere.-- WPM is he, sitting on that empty barrel on the wharf! A min with uo energy—a prey to grief. He doesn't know what to do and how to start. 'Who is that man with folded arms, standing in the market place A lazy do-little sort of a vagabond, who hardly earns his bread and butter.— Do ♦ou not wish to become such a char- acter t Then arouse yourself; away from the arm chair—up from the gutter—ouk of the downy bed. Move your arms, kick your feet, and stir about: givd the blood a chance to circulate through your veins, and the sir of heaven to enter your lunge. Seise the first job presented and despatch it at once—up for the pay and get another forthwith. - You'll soon earn enough . to purchase a wheel-barrow or a haud-cart, and then you'll begin to live. Who knows what you may become? Energy is half omnipotent Small beginings end in large gaits; a penny well turned brings a for .tune. Resolve then to do something, and •our word for it. you will bless us to your dying day for preaching thus faithfully to you. peso Fork Organ. TWIT Of INbIAN CRARACTICR.—A family -of Choctaw Indians, whose ancestors have 'lived immemorially in our vicinity, says , the Rawl Rouge Conservator, of the 3d iinistani, and who, from a once powerful tliedy, ate now dwindled down to some UV dozen degraded beings, engaged that'll selves twit week in the solemn office of a capital punishment. It has been long known that one of the family, in a drunk en brawl, killed another, and' that punish *tient mast follewybut!the murderer mi. ih friends of the tnurjlerer, have fol. two m onths'*t visited and camped together on ail ? terms, apparently enjoying the most 1 t imolai intercourse. On Saturday rot i Ist, the poor wretches covered with rags, g.iiid'sicateely provided with food to keep t thelt iiituls ami bodies together,eneamped in a 'beediffiel‘piece of woods near our town, ' Commenced the solemn ceremonials itlitnehd, the victim taking - part in them. *. tilidi nightfall the preparations were 4 • iti li i n and the poor Indian exposed his a inee treast—a load of buckshot, tired by the nearest relative, pierced his heart and 1 he'llill a`corpse. Nearly three days were l Metatltited in weeping over his grave, and ,Wen the retributors of justice wended their Avey'olt to the swamps. A,FtelinNo QUAKEIt..—.-111 the American war, a New York trader was chased by a ;stall French privateer, and having 4 guns, with plenty of small arms, it was agreed to-stand a brush with the enemy, rather ;than be taken prisoners. Among several other passengers was an athletic Quaker, who, though he withstood every solicita tion to lend a hand, as being contrary to his religious tenets, kept walking back wards and forwards on the (leek, without :any aparent fear, the enemy all the time pnuring in their shot. At length the ves sels havingapproached close to each other, .a dispositions to board was manifested by the French which was very soon put in ,execution ; and the Quaker being on the look-out unexpectedly sprang towards the first rsan that jumped on board, and grap pling biiu forcibly by the collar said, o'Friesci, thou haat no business here,'! at the /same time hoisting him over the ship's side. le we wish to prevent dissipation, we should endeavor to acquire a relief* for in gelleetual pleasures. A fondness for low company is the re milt of isooraocu and want of taste. THE FELON'S MOTHER; OR AN HOUR IR TRZ PRRITIMITIAZT. - During our sojourn in Philadelphia, hit summer, we one day accepted an invitation to visit the Penitentiary there. We had letters to the kind hearted Warden, Mr. Screresnooon, (a most appropriate name; by the way) who, extended to us all the courtesy we could have desired. . We were conducted through the Prison,snd in com pany with Mr.B. we entered several of the cells. The Superintendent learning we were from Boston, informed as that a prisoner was confined here, for passing counterfeit money, who hailed from Mas sachusetts. He kid beimlbele safe tWo. or three years, and we found him a' very intelligent man. Hill cell was exceedingly, cleanly, and upon a table in the corner, we discovered several standard books; a bible, &c., which gave evidence of having been thoroughly read by the primioner: He was said to be very industrious, and certainly appeared comfortable under the circum stances. His name was George --. He remarked that he was glad to see any one from Boston, and seriously regretted that he should have been one of the few Bostonians, comparatively, who had dia. graced the Old Bay State. He was hap -aftpastually...aadrumr, pciedoiaa , his hand, and remarked that it was possi ble we might call on again in a few weeks. "You will be sure, sir, to find me at home," said he, with a smile, as we left the door of his cell. As we entered the reception room once more, a bulky despatbh was handed to the Warden by one of his deputies, and upon opening it, he informed us that it was a pardon for one of the convicts. We en quired if it would encroach upon the prison rules under such circumstances, to accom pany the Warden to the cell, while he should read ii to the prisoner, and were kindly informed we could join him. We soon reached the cell, where we found a fresh faced young man, of perhaps twenty four, who was busily engaged at a little loom, weaving. "Good morrow, John," said the War: den, blandly, as we entered. "Good morning, Sir." "Thee keeps busy, John." "0, yes, sir; but its very dull." "Does the tire of work, John?" "No, sir—but I think of home." • "And thee would like to visit home once more 1" "Oh, sir—if I could but do.so"— "And thee would not return again ?" "I would try to deserve better, Sir." "Well, John, what would thee say, if I should tell thee I had apardon for thee?" . tAnt,iiir,' such news would be too good." •But thee would like to hear it ?" ..4 care not for myself so much," said the poor prisoner, and tears filled his eyes —"but for my wife and child, I would be so happy"— "And thee would shun bad company, John r "Oh, yea, and I would labor for my wife and little one"— •Well, John, here is thy pardon," con tinued the good old man—and he read the document which freed this unfortunate be ing, who had been the dupe of other knaves. We had the pleasure of seeing him releas ed, after a three years' confinement, and of learning that he joined his young family to which he has aince been a faithful guar dian. ito We passed out to the anti-room agaiti, where we encountered a new corner, who hallinalreached the prison as we entered. He had been sent up for fire years, on a charge of embezzlement. He was elegantly attired in the latest style of fashion, and possessed all the non chalance and devil-me-eare appearance of a genteel rowdy.' %Witted his watch chain, looked particularly knowing at a couple of ladies who chanced to be pre sent, and seemed utterly indifferent about himself or the predicament he was placed in ! The Warden read his commitment, and addressed him with— . "Charles, I am sorry to see thee here." "It can't be helped, old fellow !" “What is thy sge, Charles I" "Twenty-three.' "A Philadelphian?" "Well—kinder, and kinder not." "Thee has disgraced thyself sadly." "Well, I ain't troubled, old cock." "Thee looks not like a rogue." "Metter of opinion." "Thee was well situated,".-- "Yesosellenough"— good:emplo3r I" "Well—so, so." "And thee, has parents ?" „yam" "Perhaps thee has a mofOr,tharlea.— The convict had been standing during this brief dialogue perfectly uncunesrpod and reckless, until this last interrogatory was put. Had a thunderbolt struck him he could not have fallen more sudden than he did when the name of "mother" fell on his ear! He sank into a chair—a torrent of tears gushed from his eyes—the very fountain of his heart seemed to have burst on the instant ! He recovered, partially— and said imploringly to the Warden— " Don't you, sir—for Cfed's sake don't call her name in this dreadful place ! Do what you may with toe, but don't mention that name to me !" There were tears in other eyes besides the prisoner's, and an aching silence per vaded the group who surrounded the unfor tunate convict. He was removed to an adjoining apartment and stripped, and shortly afterwards he reappiiiii.cd upon the corridor. Ile passed silently on, in charge of a deputy keeper, to a lonely cell in a distant part of the prison, the door creak ed on its hinges, he disappeared, the chain dropped front the outside bolts, and Charles -- was a close prisoner for five long years to come !—Boston A man's life is a staircase of many steps that, as he toiled' up, crumble successively behind him ; no going back, the past is an abyss ; no stopping, for the present per isheth. EARLY maaniNo.-- 4 .11R110, Jim,get up ; thcsun has boon shining these two hours." -IVell, if I had to travel us tar as he has to.dg, I'tl have been up three hours ago." GETTYSBITEGI PA: FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24,1847. DROWNING OP SIX HTJNDRED BLANES. In the year 1830, there was hovering on the Moan coast - a cliffer-brifralled die Brilliants, commanded by a desperado na med Montana. Romans was an English man by birth, and was known along the whole coast and in Cuba, as the most suc cessful slayer of the day. The brig' was owned by two inns residing in Hann*, One an Englishman, the other st Spaniard. She was built to carry six hundred nerves, and in her Hotnirtis had Made ten success &l-voyages, actually landing in Cuba five thousand negroes ! The brig earrktd ten uns, hid tinny sweeps and k crew of 00 tde; - "'town'of theist obi . pirater; - tor desperate as theix commander. - 1 An Eng lish brig-of-war which attacked her, was so cutup in hull and rigging, than she was abandoned and soon after sunk; an Eng • lish lib:top-of-war attempted to carry the Brilliants with boats, which were beaten off with great slaughter. - Now it was known that Homane was again onto coast, and it was resolved to make another attemp tetake him, with the evidence of his guilt on board. The arrangements for this pur pose were well made. He wan - allowed - to take in his cargo of negroes and set sail. The Brilliants had not lost sight of the mrririfrimmirrtin .tha CO der discovered that he was entrapped.— Four cruisers, three of them English, and one American, had been lying in wait for him, and escape was hopeless. In run ning away from one he would come with in another.- Night was coming on, and Homan was silently regarding hie pursu ers, when suddenly the huge sails of the brig flapped idly—she wind died away,. and the slaver was motionless on the wa ters. "This will not 'do," Homans rant tered, knocking away the ashes from his cigar—"their boats will be down upon, me before I am ready for the visit," and as he said this his stern face lit up with a smile, thearitraiiiin of - whichwatt diaboliearz- 7 It was evident. enough that ho meditated some desperate plan. A dozen sweeps were getout. and the brig moved iloWly through the water; :Mean time, the darkness. having deepened, Ho. mans proceeded to carry out his design. The cable attached to the heaviest an chor was taken outside of the hawse hole, and earned round the stern, and then fin ward on the other side. The hatches were then taken off, and the negroes pas ted up, each securely ironed by die wrists. As the miserable wretches came up from the hot hold, into the fresh air, they ex pressed by their looks a gratitude - which would have softened the heart of any hut the fiend in whose power they . were— Without a word they weredia . to the side and made to bend over the rail, outside of which the chain tan. The irons which clasped their wrists were then fastened by smaller chains to the links of the cable.— It was slow work, but at-the end of four I hours 600 Africans, male and female, were I bending over the rail of the brig, in a pain ful position, holding by their chained hands the huge cable, which was attached to a heavy anchor, suspended, by a single sling ' from the bow. _ Homans himself examined the fasten. ings, to see that every negro was strongly bound to the chain. This done, he order ed the pen work of the hold to be broken up, brought on dffek, bound up in matting, and well filled with shot, and thrown-over board. The work was completed an hour before daybreak, Ind 'now the only wit - mimes of Homan's guilt were attached to that fatal chain. Romans turned to the mate, and, with a smile .full of . meaning, said in Spanish— "Harro, take an axe and go forward.— The wind will come off to us soon. Listen to the word, OW when you hear it cut the sling." The man went forward, and Humans turned and in vain endeavored to penetrate ttfit darkness. .44 don't want to lose the niggers," he said, speaking aloud, "and yet I dare not wait until daylight. I wish I knew where the hounds were." ' At that blatant the report of'a gun reach ed hie ear, themanother, and another, and another in difi'ereat directions. Thecruie era were firing signals. , • • . „ , IThat's enough," exclaimed liomans, know where you are." Then raising his voice he cried' i , illarro,areyou rattly ? The wind will reach us IMOD.', "Ay, .ay, sir," was the response. - In a few minutes the sails began to fill, and the vessel moved slowly;through the 'How much water do you suppose, w i a have here I" asked Homan', turanag to the man at the wheel. "Fifty fathomsltt least," was the 'reply. .".. "That will do," the slaver muttered, and he walked . forward, and examined carefnl ly- the “chain gang," as ho brutally called his diabolical invention. The negroes sent up piteous groans.— For many hours they had been bent over in this unnatural position, by which they were suffering the keenest 'torture. The breeze strengthened, and the Brilliante was dashing like a racer over the deep. llo mans hailed from the quarter-deck, while his men, collected in groups, saw unmoved the consummation of his plan. "Are you ready, Harro 1" "Ay, ay, sir." Homans looked round, and into the dark ness, which was fast giving way to the morn. Then he thundered out— " Strike !" There was the sound of a single blow, a heavy plunge, and, as the cable fell off the side, a crash. above which rose one terrible shriek—it was the last cry of the murdered Africans. One moment more, and all was still. Six hundred human be ings had gone down with that anchor and chain into the depth of the ocean ! Two hours after daybreak the llrilliante was overhauled. There was no evidence that she was a slaver, and her captors were obliged to let her pass. The instructions to cruisers at the time did not allow a ves sel to be captured unless negroes wore found on board. Somebody says that in order to got on well in the world, it is requisite for a man to have gold in his pocket, iron in his hands, silver in his tongue Lad brass in his face. "FEARLESS AND FREE.'t Frain Campbell's Rough Recollections. IN BED WITH A SERPENT 1 irigh`t have slept some four or five hOurs, and &dreamless and satisfying sleep it was ; but certain it is—let sciolists say what thef will, and skeptics throw doubts by, handsful on the assertion of metaphysi cions—that below! awoke, and in my dreaadess.alumber,, I had a visible percep tion of peril, a consciousness of the hover ing.presence of death! How to describe my feelings I know not ; but , as we have all read and heard that, if the eyes of a ;catcher are steadily fixed .on the counten ance of a aleisper Mr a certain length of Eau); lh elumbareir', Will be sure io Mitt up, awaltened by the mysterious magnet ism of a recondite principle of clairvoy ance, so it was that, with shut eyes and droviaed4ip senses, an inward ability was conferred Upon me to detqct the living pres ence of danger near me—to see, though sleep-blind, the'formlesi shape of a myster rious herror crouching beside me; and, as if this peril that was my night mate was of a nature to be quickened into fatal activity by any motion on my part,l_ felt in my very stupor the critical necessity oflying quite still, so that when I at last awoke and felt that as I lay with my face levier& beireefi.-ibew-was-f4l44 l , beacyr creeping thing on my chest, 1 stirred aot, liar uttered a word of panic. Danger and fear may occasionally dull, the senses and paralyse the faculties, but they more frequently sharpen both ; and; ere I could twice .wink my eyes, I was broad awake and aware that, coiling and coiling itself up into a circle of (wide, an enormous serpent was. on my . breast.;— When I tell you tharthe whole of my chmk, and even the pit of my stomach, were cov ered with the cold, scaly proportions of the reptile, you will own that it must have been one of considerable site; What my, thou h were so made u . of ... r, !,_. dre.., and the expectation, nay, assurance speedy death that must- follow any movement on my part,' can neverhope to tell in language sufficiently distinct 'and vivid ticonver - thely full force. It was evident the loathsonte , creature had ;at length settled itself to .sleep; and I felt thankful that, attracted <by my breath, it had not approached the upper part of my throat. It became quite still and its weighty pressure—its first clammy chilliness be. coming gradually (so it seemed to me), of a burning heat—and the odious, indescri bable odor which exaled from its body and pervaded the _whole-air,. so overwhelmed me that it was only by a severe struggle .preserved myself from shrieking; ' As it was, a cold sweat binstirom every pore ; I could hear the beating of titA heart. and I felt, to my increased dismay, that the palsy. of terror had begun to agitate my limbs. It will wake, thought and then all is over I At that juncture, some th!ng—it might have been a wall-lizard or a large beetle—fell from the ceiling upon my left area, which lay outstretched army side. The snake, nncoiling its head, rale. ed itself with 'a low hiss ; and then, for the first time. I saw it—saw the hood, the ter rible crest glittering in the moonshine. It was a Gobra di Capello ! Shading my eyes to exclude ttni dreadful spectacle, I lay almost fainting until again all was qui et. Had its fiery glance encountered 'nine all would have been over; bat, it was once more asleep; and presentlY heard the Lascar moving about, •undoing the fastenings of the tent, and striking a light. A thought suddenly struck me, and with an impulse I could ascribe to nothing short of desperation, though its effects Were so. providential, I uttered, in a loud but se. pulcbraf tone, "Ktdassi: Lases; **Sat hib With the instantaneous response, and my heart beat quicker at the limes. of my attempt. ' • I I lay still again ; for the reptile, evident ly rOused! Made a movement, audits head, as I suppose, fell upon my naked utter. - . - Oh, God ! the agony of that moinem, when suppressed tremor almost gave 'way to madness I I debated with myself *hetber I should again endeaver to attract the atten tion of the,Kulassi L er remain perfliictlY quiet, or whether it would net be better than 'either tkii start up at once, and* shake the disgusffsi burden from me. - But the lanes •atl eetiOit was at once abandoned; because o the assumnee-I felt that-it would prove fatal impeded by the heady coils of the creature, weak and nervous front ex citement, I could not escape its fangs. A gain, therefore, I spoke with the hollow -but distinct accents which arise from the threat, when the sp‘aker is afraid to move a muscle: 4.Kulassi chiragh !"—Lascar, a lantern ! "Latch own, sahib,"—l sin bringing it, sir. There was then a sound of the clanking Metal ; light, advancing, flashed across the roof of the veranda, and, at the noise of coming footsteps, lo ! one after one its terrible coils unwinding, the grisly monster glided away from my body, and the last sounds which struck my sense of hearing were the ulra illahi, samp !" (Oh God, a snake !) of the Lasear ; for I fainted away for the first time in my life. INDIAN ELOQUENCE.—The red men of the fore sometimes critcise the conduct, sentiments and belief of the whites in a bold and searching manner. The ingeni ous and cutting reply of Heil Jacket to the request to adopt the religion of the whites, must be generally remembered. Not less bold and striking was a remark of John Mitten, one of the Seneca Indians, at a re cent council of that nation. The subject of removing these Indiana beyond the Mis sissippi being under consideration, he said that he wished to remain near the graves of his red fathers till the Great Spirit call ed him home? that he had no confidence in his white fathers. Why should he have? His white fathers murdered their Saviour, and what kind of treatment could a poor Indian expect from men who had killed the Son of God. "I CAN ' T, " has ruined many 'a man— ilas been the tomb of bright expectation and ardent • hope. Let "1 Will try," be your motto in whatever you undertake, and if you press °mar* you will steadily and surety accomplish your object and come victorious. 'l'ry, keep trying, if you wu tl prosper in the world. POLITICAL. From the Pennsylvania Telegraph. Locoloco Calumny—Mr. Patton's Bankruptcy, A CLEAR STATEMENT OF FACTS wry After our paper had gone to press, we seceived the following communications JACOB M. HALDEBAN, Esq., of Harris burg, sad others to whom JOSEPII W. PAT TONi the Whig candidate for Canal Com missioner, was indebted at the time he be mune(' bankrupt, who seeing him injustly -assadislt-have voluntarily come forward apti,tendered their testimony in his behalf, that slum *hoar° not_perionally acquaint ed with his merits and high standing May not be unposed upon by the unprin cipled slanders pf the Locoloco Press. We have received a statement of the re turn or the /iabilities of Mr. Paget), togeth ir with the amount paid by him since, and dip amount now due, which we annex: LiSbititiAtOoed, • • *21,543 Deduct Mt Hildetuan's claim, 12,000 sines pakl, , 900 Wormier—for which Ifs finds him . JUlmi.itL.ll4.ivtgas,,si.nce taming ku an liabilities, Pad Mai, (of which (*Mattes sip*, or 313,000 1141apol # ll 01414 Now t we ask. if There is arrp:ntan Who has' been bankrupt at any dine of his life, Who can shoW a cleaner sheet than this ! With these facts sta r ing 14 in the face * there any, man who dare charge Joseph W. Patton With owi twent thousand doltati,lii with, being' a dishonest man ! We raid - the - Tollowing certifi cates, and say whether Mr. Patton is not cgreatitpersecaned maa. Wei should have mentioned in the state. Mem"' aliove, that when Mr. Petton went into bahkniPtcy shireed. losses - to 'the amottut of,l4B,9oo 7 —which he had earned by dittylff severe applicatiiii to.busineu, and — chMatendsble enterprise: Besides this% he hell the misfortune` to': in bad health front 1840 tolB44,whiolt prevent d 111 . 9qcola making. money anffpsying off much of his indebtedness. • --- Mr. Patton inn thurbeekbons compel- - led to bring 111 1,priyi119,014. 1 7'Alf9n1 public. It has been doaaseluettuuly ; but we are mistaken if the.voters of ,Pettospl vania do not admthister - a 'Wrists' rebuke to the authors and abettora of Suitt petsw. cation. TEVTIMONY OP JACOB M EALDEMAN, 1 AND MITER& firiAllliSlClN, Burr. a,.:1847. To, the . Editor of the Pettasylvanks Tafel/mph r stagy--I harm. Wooed, that Joenpla: W. Patton,is charged bream° of his political opponents with defrauding hie eteditoroby meane of the : Bankrupt Law: Helier , leg the Amp to be agouti* mitign'ast, and - having nu intimate it. - cause of toepecoaaryAlifficulties, I thought proper, as an act or justice to Mr. Patton, to make the following statement. • In 11331,1 ownedrotte.thitd of an Iron establielitient; in. Comhertand County, at whickitir. Pattonfrhad - managed the - year preceding: Mr Pattem;•aldimigh entirely Without capital, Was iiduceitby the solici. ations.end libend offers of assistance from the wonted did other: two-thirds of the property; ; (who' was anxious to have his servines , in ;the management of the con cern,) to purchase my interest for 422,750,1 beaides agreeing to pay my share of the debit; then owing by the concern. Some time after making the purchase, he discov ered that the (Avner was very much involv ed in pecuniary difficulties, and that it would Most likely involve himself, and prevent hint from paying for the property. He expressed a wish to sell out, but did not succeed in getting a purchaser. I ad vised him to go on and do the best he could. The next year his partner failed, and from that time Mr. Patton carried on the works himself under many difficulties and embarraiements until the fall of 1835, when he failed. I then stated to him that if he would pay me a balance of about $450 of unpaid interest, I would - take back the real property and release him entirely which he was then not able to do. He paid while he held the property, the yearly interest on the: purchase money ; (excepting the $150) $2,750 on account of the principal, and a portion of the debt due by the concern when he purchased. His personal property was sold for the benefit of other creditors, and the real es-' tato was bought by me at Sheriff sale for about boiler thousand dollars less than he was to pay inc for it. In 1830 he paid me the balance of interest al the time' he faired, and I then told him I would give him a release at any time he wished. It appears that as the judgments were still unsatisfied, he thought it necessary to re turn the amoral t of twelve thousand dollars, in his statement of liabilities, although 1 never intended asking hint to pay it.— Mr. Patton was young and energetic, and easily led to embrace an opportunity, as he and as I thought it, of rising to the 'world. Unfortunately it turned out very different ly from his expectations, when he entered into the concern. Mr. Patton came to live with !no upwards of twenty years ago. a young man, and assisted inc in car rying on my Iron works, milling and farm ing for several years. / can state with pleasare that I never had in my employ ment a .17/0/3 With Whom I w as b e tt er pleased, and 1 cheerfully give my testimo ny as to his industry, sobriety, integrity, and qualifications for business. - J. M. HALREMAN. C•IILIVLE, SEPT. 7, 1 84 7 This is to certify that when Joseph W. Patton failed, I was liable for him to the amount of about two thousand dollars, from whiA 1 was relieved by the sale of his personal property, with the exception of Voter* of Adam's County, about sixty dollars, which he paid me REMEMBER, That James K. Polk recorli some years after; and although differing mended the REPEAL OF THE TAMP OP in my political opinions, with Mr_ Patton. t tst-2, and approee4 the British Freo•trade Tariff I consider it due to him to say that his.. a vi m , by which American Industry must be conduct towards me was highly honorer- competition with foreign . pas. ble. WM- 310011E—' • • 9, Labor. REMEMBER, That James K. Polk, by usurp. Mita.Eits-rows, Scrr. 6, ping powers delegated by the Constitution to Con. When Jos. W. Patton failed in dusiness he was indeeted to the firm of J. IL Pax- alone. 11 " involved the country in en UN NECESAARY WAR, waged for the diadem ton, & Co., about eleven hundred dollars_ He made several payments on account, Gel-mint of a sister Republic, end the propagation amoun ling to about NINE HENDIIED DOUALA. Of Merkan Slavery. and leaving the, balance unpaid of two hurt- REMEMBER , T hat „fames R. Polk pro or.. dyed dollars. knowin g that the means of AM* to the commander of our squadron in the paying his debts was to be acquired by his Gulfwx to obstruct the PASSAGE OF BAN personal exertions, I think he merits PRAISE •• TA ANNA INTO MEXICO, by which act the for what he has done rather than CEMSICCE I•sokeri and dispirited soldiery of the enemy were because he has not been able to pay all. , with a favorite am. J. D. PAXTON. '" popular leade r. REMEMBER, That James IC Polk exerted ADAMS Cors-rv, Barr. 7. I..ltrt. himself to the utmost TO DEGRADE GENE. This is to certify that when Jos. W.. SCOTT do TAYLOR, by repeatedly urging up. Patton failed in business, he was in my on Congo**. the appointment of a Lieutenant Gear debt for hauling wood. That he made, nal to supersede them both. payments at different times, on account, i REMEMBER, that James K.Polk,by wi th . both before and since he took the bene fi t holding the reounite supplies of m n,has, through.. of the Bankrupt law, u arm. Inc wntme ant the entire campaign, embarrassed the operation. MOUNT WAS PAID. ' lof these officers, and forged them to engage the en- EDWARD WARREN. (713- desperate Satre xN BB ens, Suter, 4. 1817 .REMEMBER, that James K. Polk'Xal This is to certify that when Jos. W. i omen. the Washington Union, recommended Patton failed in business, he was largely in 9that the war be converted into A CRUSADE A. my debt. That since he has made me; GAINST THE ESTABLISHED RELIGION frequent payments, amounting altogether OF MEXICO, and that the temples of Religion to about FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS- One Ib e d eteeta t e d an d p ill age d, to procure means for or two payments was made shortly after I ca mg on t h he received the benefit of the Bankrupt REMEMBER": " that James K. Polk, in the true Law. He is still considerably in my q spirit of blark,eockade Federalism, CHARGED debt. I have always had confidence TREASON upon all who Mire to speak of these Mr. Patton's disposition to pay his debts ,! in question the merits of' his admin whenever he would be able to do so, and or cal that confidence has been strengthened by , " ndian- REMEMBER, that James K. Polk warmly the fact of his making rayncwrs WHEN NOTHINO COMPELLED HO S TO DO SO, atT urged upon the last Congress to lay Arevenue tat RIB OWN IIONOIt AND flowery. ; dm) per cent. on TEA AND COFFEE, and PAUL MARTIN. , Out the Union fiercely denounced those' weathers of *the party , ' who refused obedience told" Ex. Snirreasscato, §arr. 4, IsCr_ 1 cycellen's orders. This is to certify that ins. W. Patton, ay". as roc 1110.1[1111111111 THISt iptaat , ' was about sixty dollars in my debt when REMEMBER ALSO, that the late Lomfoeo he failed in business. That about two or County Convention, which called upon you to three years after, when I was prevented by bad health from attending to my business, r24 scur sUirragee t r . Mr. Mars A, APPROVED these acts o f Post by adopting the I sent my account against him to a friend,' to whom HE ram THE FULL AMOUNT_ Al- regpluti°l" thOngh ditenng from Mr. Patton in my t. tin T tin hat h th is e trucTetrypiunnnindelibnY: lieu K. Mix political opinions, I deem it dire to him to : MEETS MOST7R REARIY APPROBA4 dins certify to his HONORABLE CONDUCT To- ; TION; and that the honesty, ability and annuals WARDS PL. . 1.. K. DONAVAN. :he manifests in the prosecution of the present war, - , hodmithAtanding the opposition be meets sithin 'atericssiscss, Sere- 4, 1347. ? the Federal party. eminently entitle bun to the air This is to certify that when Joseph W. i tneal and a amirati'M of t he American people. Patton received the benefit of the Bank-. E. ...MERE IN NEW YORE.--NeW York rapt Law he owed me fifty dollars. That was thrown` into a complete glnont last since he made me several ; payments until', week, and the business men were shocked, the whole, (with the exception of one doh-' ; by the announcement of the stoppage of lar,) has been paid ; the last payment be - the extensive firm of Prime, Ward & Co. ing made on the 21st Febnrary, 18-16 - - It is supposed that their liabilities amount I may add that I had been offered forty to $2,000,000 ; and it is said that $600,- dollars for my claim but refused it. befiey- 000 were offered them if they would ing in the honor and honesty of Mr . Pat . on, but they declined it. It is said that ton he would pay whenever it was in his the failure of Giles, Son & Co., of Eng- . • power. I have mil been disappointed. 1 . land, and others who were heavily indebt- • have generally voted with the Democratic : cd to the New York Firm, occasioned the party. . JOHN BUTTS. 1 ,toppage . . - - Maar Ass rVIIINACE, Sari. 4, 1447. I CATTION TO THE LADIES.—A lady (says I d o cert i fy that when J oseph W . p a ,.. 1 4 , the Syracuse (N. Y.) Journal,) visiting at : one of our first families, who was assisting ton received the benefit of the Bankrupt L inx be was cons id era b ly i n my Anbt for: in making arrangements fur a wedding coaling wood. That since then he has „Jpartv, a few days since narrowly escaped ma d e me three payments on account, and ; death by tasting the oil of a !moods. • Rav ing uniorked the vial and mcrely touched I have confidence that Mr. Patton will " pay me the bale nee whenever he ma y be ablelthe cork with the tip of the tongue, she was to do so. DAVID BAXTER. I suddenly seized with violent spasms and . 1 . severe pain, which continued for nearly twenty-four hours, notwithstanding the tit most efforts of the physicians. - FIiASWAM Corm, Sarr- 4, 1417. This is to certify that since Joseph W. Patton received the benefit of the Banl.-1 Running away with another man's wife rapt Law he has paid part of what he owed ' is now called ..stealing female clothing," me, and I rely on Mr. Patton's promise 1 ° as decided at Pittsburg. A man uassed pay me more whenever he can do so_ Taylor was arrested by the husband of the — JOHN HORNEAL , woman (Mrs. Davis) with whom he had p 4 „„ u „, , tic ,. 7. 1 , 47. eloped from Detroit. The husband, fail-'' This is to certify that when Joseph W.' mg in reaching him by any other process, Patton received thebenefit of the Bankrupt brought him before the Mayor charged Law he was indebted to me. That since with larceny in the taking away of his then, about two years ago he pa i d me f ir m wife's clothes, lle was brought before , dollars on account, and that he has nixie 4 Judge Lowrie on a writ of habeas corpus. me another payment since; about one !MU His honor, after hearing the evidence, of the debt being paid. postponed his decision for two days, when MATTHEW MOORE_ ihe remanded the prisoner to jail to await i the requisition of the authorities of Michi- THE IlLsiimoNzovs Denocascv.—The l an on a charge of larceny. 'Phis is bring- Muncy Luminary gives ratheran amusing I tug the stealing of hearts down to the tin, description of the Lycoming County Lo- : romantic reality of stealing clothes. coloco Convention which met at Williams- . _ port last week, which furnishes another LGETABLE CURIOSITIESI.—The editor evidence of the "union and harmony" ea- „ of the Advertiser, Rochester, New York, isting in the Locofn en- ranks. and the e says: "We were yesterday shown climb thusiasm that prevails in tarot of "Old of an apple tree which had upon it, within, Skunk.” The Convention, it seems , com the space of seventeen inches, no less than - menced a regular "knock down and drag aialy-fire apples. They were placed to. out tight," with "ground and lofty tumblirm on the stick like kernels upon a corn-cob. by the whole company." and afforded con- ; Yesterday we saw a cucumber which beam siderable amusement to a large number of an- The length is three pet, elevenine& good-natured Whigs, w h o had been at- es and a fraction. Also, a branch of a peach tree about two feet long, which bore tracted to the house to witness the sport. The first speaker who addressed the meet- lixf.rthree Peaches!" I Onb ill " was a /Mk " balm y ," as. the s ' avit is ' RESULT.—Jo in W. Miller, and his remarks were as scorchin g i to of a party of Calithumpiaus who set out Shunkites as they were amusitm- to insult a young tnarried couple, in Hemp , Whigs. He pitched into "Old o Hunker- hire ts. we county. Va., was drowned by falling ism" like "a thousand of brick." into the North ri ver , on the night of the Las that "Shank leas a d—d rascal. and Irvin - would beat hint !" This alarmed the nst ' The party were tired upon, and in Shunkites, and they called for another or - ' their hasty retreat this accident occurred. ator, who made his appearance; but the DREADFUL Arrant.—A dreadful affair first speaker was determined not to yield' took place at Patterson, New Jersey, on the floor. The scene that cow ensued Wednesday week. Two men, father and beggars all description. Both orators took son, named Campbell, had a severe guar off their coats and went on, as the Lami- rel., during which the former attempted to nary says, like two mad bulbs--tirst one take the life of the latter. The son, to MT speaking and then the other--all the whil e cape from his father, took to the river, but the house in a perfect storm of shouts.", the father pursued him, and both getting laughter, noise, and confusion worse con-1 beyond their depth, and not being able to founded—until finally one of them snack swim,aunk together in a watery grave. some one in the crowd, and a GENERAL f MELEE ENSUED. This is a faint A NEW ARTICLE OF FOOD has just bons time of seenes which Locofoco meetings discovered in Algeria, which, it is said, constantly exhibit. lithose speeches could ' promises advantageous results to wank*. only be reported verbatim, it Ivor:hi furnish , It is a species of moss, suitable, ao04:014 a rich specimen of Locolocoism as seta• to an article in the Boston advertiser, for behind the curitiin. the food of beasts and men. Gov. SIIUNK. remember, has been in of lion. Geo. H. Norris., rennin's' tm Tint flee thirty years, and has received in that diana member of Congress,. distil' 14.1 W time over $70,000, or more than 82,331 a vale. Ky.. on the sth inst. - Ho nu year! Yet the people are called upon to rd to Congress as a Whigortsd - prastilt 6-- give him $9,000 more. What has become. ready debater. After the &kenos or*: of the boasted -Ocinocrtti , '• doctrine , . of Tyler. he abandoned the W hicperty aid -Otto Term," anti -Rot.toott to (lifter'" • trigutiA among the ••Corporal's Gaud.", TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM. INEW SERIES—NO. is.