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A.MUEHLER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
VOL. XIT I IL-42.
N; pursuance of sundry writs of I
lioni Exponas. and alias Fieri Finites,
issued out of the Court of Common Plias
of Adams county. Pennsylvania, and to
me directed, will be exposed to public sale
on Saturday the 15th of January, 1848,
at .1 o'clock, P. M. at the Court-house, in
the Borough of Gettysburg, t h e following
Real Estate, to wit :
A Lot of Ground,
simian in Union'township, Adams (*nifty.
Pa. containing 4 ACRES, more or less.
on-which is erected a 11 story'
ot Log Dwelling-house, •
mii.araferiY•adioinin4.la.n4 , ofAnOck-Le•
fever; 1 hilip Beard, and others.--Seized
and, taken in execution as the Estate of
Curia M. 13. SHANRIIROOK.
A Lot of Ground,
situate in Oxford township, Adams mum
tyo, Pa.. , 'containing S ACRES. more or
lessi:Ositathiehlire erected a two-story
Log we liitg-liouse,
At ii I'
a table, - .
e,i young Qrchard, adjoining
lag ii of dainuel hilltand other..•—i3eised
a Wimp hi execution as the titan: of
No. i—,-% Lqt
situate in the borough of Gettysburg. Ad
auks county. Pa. adjoining Tots of Nicholas
Codori and others-4o which the defend
ant its entitled to the undivided half. ,
No."2—=A Half Lot of Ground,
situate in Gettysburg, Adanui i'onnty, Pa:,
adjoining Jots.of John Adder and others, in
bio,'.9—A Tract of Land,
situate in Cumberland township, Adams
county. Pa. adjoining lands of Alexander
Current', Rober tend Hugh M'Gaughy, and
others, containing 0 Acres,' more or less.
No. 4,, The undivided interest
of the defendant in a Tract of Land, situ-'
ate in Cumberland township, Adams equn
cy, adjOining finds of Alexander Cur
rens, Nathaniel Randolph, and others, and
lying on the Gettysburg and Emmitolau
Road, containing 100 Acres, more or less,
am which are erected a 1 story
rite Inane and part log. n log Barn. &r.,
sai4 triteilinvlng a tilt proportion of Tim
leer thereon. Seized and taked in exceu
aionAs the Ewa teof lioe'T W. Nl'Sunaair.
• A:Trott of Land,
oiruate iu Ilamiltonhan and Liberty town
ships, Atlanta minty, Pa., containing
200 c IF; N, • "--
more or hat. on which are erected a
(part log and part atone,) a
with two pairs of Burrs. and one pair of
Country Stone, a SAW MILL, a stone
BANK BARN, Wagon Shed, Corn-crib,
and other not-buildings. Also a TEN
ANT HOUSE, a well of water near the
tioor..tad a variety-of Fruit Trees upon tho
premises. Said property is situate on
Middle creek; adjoining lands a Jacob
Weldy.Jaha Eiker, Win. Loudon and oth
. era. Alsa.
A TRACT OF
Containing itoo 4cm.
more or' lesit, adjoining lands of .Joh Mug-
Fishman, Robert Stemmons, and others.—
*Wed and take4.in eletution, as the,Es•
tamer Merritt Newman, deceased, at the
time of his decease,' with notice to Widows,
heirs, and torte-tenants.
-...41 I. 8 0.--
A TRACT OF LAND,
situate is Menallen township. Adams coun
ty. adjoining lands of Joseph 'Taylor, Ni•
chi* Bear, andothers. containing
mare or l esson which are erected a
Axle and a half story Log Dwel
ling 'louse and Kitchen; a Log Stable.
with Treshing-door, Sheds, dtc.,„ and also
A portion of this Tract (about 20 Acres)
is covered with Timber, about 12 Acres
of ; a small Nursery; the balance
is ins good suite of Cultivadion, with
Sprinks through , the premises. Seized
and mien in execution as the Estate' of
e same lsme and plate,
A.. Lot of Ground, .
ibthe Borough of Gettysbnrg, Adams
editit.t;'Pa. in East York street, adjoin
ing tota l tifjohn %Veikle and Widow Her
bound by a twelve feet alley on the
Norithotibi by the York and Gettysburg
Turnpike, Road on the South—on which
are erected g one and a half story
Weather-boarded t i pose, sill
with a bick-building, including a
robin:end kitchen, attached—also a shed
atike East end of the dwelling—a well of
Mat-rate water near the kitchen door.—
Beizea and taken in execution as the Es
tate ivf Philip J. Trusill.
l3rPersons purchasing property at Sheriff's
mile, will have to pay ten per ccut. attic purchase
money en the (lay of of sale.
BENJAMIN SCHRIVER, Sawn►.
Shedd". Office, Gettysburg. td
thseetuber 17, 1847.
I: „ ETTERS of Administration on the
Estate of Itonmir TuomesoN, late of
the borough of Gettysburg. deed, having
.been .granted to the subseriher, residing in
maid borough—Notice is hereby given to
all those indebted to said estate to make
payment. and those having claims upon the
estate to present the same, properly au
thenticated. Mr settlement. '
HENRY WELTY, Adner
Nov. 20, IN 17-0 t
VALUABLE KLS- P.BOPERTY
11"11E Subscriber, Executrix of lIENRY
X Mums, deceased, and testamentary
Guardian of his minor children, offers for
RENT, from the let day of Rpril next,
the valuable property known
They Me situate in Hemiltonban township,
Adams county, miles from Fairfield,
and in one of the best Gmin.growing sec
tions of.the county, The Mills are newly
erected, and in complete repair ; they con
sist Of a Grist Mill, Saw Mill, &c., all in
rod order. There are about 600 Acres
itr the- Farm, with Dwelling-house. Ten
ant House. Barn, okt., large quantity of
meadow and arable lands, Arc.
per The Ternis will be made known by
the subscriber, residing on the premises.
Applications must be accompanied by pro
Virginia Mills, Oct. 39 1847—ff
VALUABLE STORE HOUSE
v - TQW there is a rare chance for Met.-
j,..N chants to get one or - the - mostiiiikit:
hle situations for business in the State.—
The subscriber will expose to Public Sale,
on Saturday Me 81k qf January, 1847.
.atlfto!elock, A. M. on the premises. his
on which be now resides, situ. *se
ate in PETERSBURG, (Y. B.) I I
Adants, county, Pa., on the corner of sin
and Harrisburg streets. The Buildings ire
first-rate. Call and see them, - and judge
for yourselves. Terms made knbwn on
the day of sale.
JOHN B. McdREARY.
N. B.—lf the above named property is
not sold on or before the Bth of Jana:try,
it will be FOR RENT. ,
lrrHe would also inform the public
that Ito has a splendid assortment of
•hich he will sell off ausgborkitale or re
ail, at reduced prices and great bargains.
IA M going to Schuylkill county to con
-. mance the Coal. Mining - business, (I
want money,) and give notice to all per
sons indebted to me to call immediately
and settle the same. If their accounts are
not settled on or before the Ist day of Feb
ruary next, they will not blame me if they
find them in the hands of an Officer.
JOHN B. McCREARY.
Petersburg, (Y. S.) Nov. 28, 1847. .
r r li p E re c v i a ts iis om in wh t t ii h n
country of presenting to our friends Holi
dny and Birthday Gills, is certainly a very
pleasing nne.- , And nothing, it appears to
us is so suitable for this purpose as an ele
gant and useful Rook, which; by means of
its choire sentiments, has the power—not
possessed by any other gill--of sweetly
reminding one of the friend who gave it.
We therefore advise all repair to the
Cheap Bookstore of Kdler Kurtz, •
opposite the Bank. Gettysburg, where may
he - fouriil a tempting variety of Annual*, il
lustrated edition* of the Poets. books of
Piety and Devotion. pibles, Prayer and
Hymn Books, of all sixes, prices and bind
ings, suited to old, young. grave and gay,
and cheaper than they have ever been sold
in this market. A few of them are—
Gent of the. Season, 20 plates, Leaflets of
Itlemory. Christian Keepsake, Oefl
of Illendsh . ielemiship's Of •
erusg, oral Offering.
Lady's Scrap Book. Poetry of Flowers'
and Flowers of Poetry, Garland, Jewel.
Mosißose, Hyacinth, Mother's Present,
Christmas Blossoms, Poets of America il
lustrated. Dictionary of Poetical quotations
gilt, Religious Souvenisr, Christian Keep
sake. Also, a large and splendid assort.
ment of other Books suitable for Holiday
Presents. Also, an extensive assortment
of JUVENILE BOOKS, at low prices,
and of the choicest character.
The above, with a general assortment of '
Miscellaneous Books, have just been re
ceived from the Eastern markets at the
lowest prips. and shall be afforded to pur
chasers at prices that cannot fail to please
all. 110:7'The Ladies and Gentlemen of
Gettysburg and vicinity are invited to call
and examine the extensive assortment of
Books, &c. for sale by
Dec. 17, 1847.
FOR THE HOLLIDAYS.
A Large assortment of
AnnualsF 84 Gift
... - ' Books
-- L 7 -- suitable for Presents. at
the approaching Holidays, has just been
received at the Book and Stationery Store
of S. H. Becut.mt, in Chambersburg street,
IN CLUD IN
11-iendship's Offering, The Opal, The
Hyacinth, The MOSS Rose, Christian
Keepsake, Religions Sourenier,
Poems by Amelia, Do. by
ChiMe Harold, Hood's Poems,
together with a largo variety of G 1 FT
BO 0 K S. &c., for all ages,—handeorne
ly houbd and embellished—all of which
will be sold very low. liCr. Call and Bee
them. S. 11. BUEHLER.
Gettysburg, Dec. 10, 1847.
(I OLD PENS AND SILVER PEN
CMS, (best quality) Card Cases,
Visiting and I l rinting Cards, Fancy Note
Paper, Envelopes, Motto Wafers, Fancy
Sealing Wax, Letter Stamps, Ate., for sale
by S. IL. BUEHLER.
GETTYSBURG, PA. FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1847.
On Saturday the 151 h of January next,
al 1 o'clock, P. M. on the premises,
rl' HE subscriber will expose to Public
I_ Sale the valuable FARM on which
he resides, situate in Cumberland town
ship, Adams county, about mile from
Gettysburg, on the road leading to Mum
masburg. It contains
more or leap, and adjoins lands of Moses
M'Clean, Poor-house, and others. The
improvements are a good
Ili W" el 9
(pert brick and part log,) a good Barn, with
SW& all around it; a Corn Crib, an ex
cellent Apple Orchard ; a Spring of water
near the Barn, and a good well convenient
to the House. A fair proportion of the
'Farm is in excellent Meadow.—A t s o,
.9t the same lirpe and place, will be sold,
A TRACT OF
WOOD..LAN-D i -
containing 6 ACRES, more. or
ins, situate in thls same township.and ad
joining lands of Jiibol, Mulkey, Gem Mil-•
ler, and others.'
pr3D'The tints' ivif be Witte kneem --- oe
the day of Sale by
December 17, 1847.-4 d • • -
LL TAXES on Duplicates in hands
ill. of Collectors at the present time will
be required to be paid 'on or before the let
day of January, 1848.' 0:2 0 vOn all TAX.
es unpaid after that date. per eeni.
est will be chitiged; aceordiq 16 law.
JACOB 'XINCh .
Attast-4. dughisbarge, Meet. "Cot2Bll4ers.
Commliwitmere 0111e4„ fiat* • s.-
tysburg, Oct. 29, 1847. 5
MaSt4 Meeting of the Friend's -of
lIE Friends of Temperance still meet
•L• in Convention at the tlunterstown
Church on NEW-YEAR'S DAY:, at
o'clock, A. -M. MI the Societies in the
county, and the friends of the cause gene.
rally, are earnestly requested to , be in at
teridance and participate in the proceedings
of the Conventioh.
The success of the cause depetitle upon
the zeal and faithful efforts or its fziends.,
Z 7 Good speaking may be expeeted.
Robert bi'llhonny, H. L. !laugher,
John Neely, Hugh King.
A. K. Myer*, Aaron Wateen•
Michael . A. Z..Wridtltt
E. W. Step e, Jewell Moore,
Dec. 17, 1847. , [Com. of Aarangement.
ETTERS of A.dministration on the
1,./ Estate of Sanwa. Jacoas,late. of HAM
Rion township, dec'd, having bean grant
ed to the subscribers, residing in Adams
county, they hereby give notice to all why
are indebted to said Estate to call and pao
the same without:dellY;lnililitiiiii having
claims are desired to prelent 'the same,
properly authenticated, for settlement.,
Nov 26.-13 t ditiminiegraters.
Erne find named AdmMistreter resides
Reading township, the latter in Ilisnitltott tn. •
ITTERS Testamentary on the Es-
A tate of 100 1 4 RIFE, bite of
Franklin township, Adams sweaty, deem
ed, having been granted*, the subscri ,
her, residing in the samertowaship, notice
is hereby given, to all persons indebted> to
said estate to cell and deals the same with
out delay, and those having claims ardgst
said estate are requested to present the
tome, properly authenticatedi tor settle
ANDREW RIFE, Executor.
Dec. 3, 1847.-40
THE Account of 'Noise lit.ocntn,
Assignee of GEORGE W. RICE,
of Menallen township, having been pre
sented to the CoUrt of Common Pleas
Adams county—the said court have ap
pointed Monday the 17th day of January
next, for the confirmation and allowance of
A. B. KURTZ, Proth'y.
Prothonotary's Office, /
Gettysburg, Dec. '24, 1847, 5 - 3t
THE undersigned, Auditor, appointed
by - the Orphans' Court of Adams
county, to distribute the Asssets in the
hands of JOIIN DEARDORFF, Administrator
de twins non with the will annexed of DA
VID M'CREARY, dec'd, to and amongst
the Legatees, will sit for that purpose on
Friday the 14th day of January next, at
10 o'clock A. m.,at the public house of A.
B. Kuivrz, in Gettysburg, where all per
sons interested may attend if they see pro
Dee. 24, 1848.-31
WILL be made and put up by the
subscriber, who will attend prompt
ly to all orders, and upon as reasonable
terms as can be procured at any establish
ment in the county.
GEO. E. BUEHLER.
Gettysburg, October 15, 1817.
iRU 11'TREES, of all kinds, (grafted
in the root,) can be had of the sub
scriber on reasonable terms. Please calf
and judge for yourselves.
C. W. HO FFAI AN.
uFEARLESIS AND TREE."
For the netar and Danner."
Methought I steal upon that spot
Where we so often met.
And pray'd, whate'er should be our lot,
We never would forget.
Those bright eyes smiled on me the some
As in that joyous time,
When hearts were werm'd with love's pure
And I confens'd me thine. [flame.
We spokes of happiness, methought ;
That seom'd within our reach ;
And your warm, denoted love had brought
A rose tint to my check ;
And as we knelt and pray'd, there came
Sweet music all around,
And angels whisper'd in the strain.
"Their hearts are firmly bound."
I woke to find those days were gone
When thou wert deer to me.
I know that I have loved alone,
Yet still I pray for thee.
And with my latest breath will ask
That thou mayst never know
The pain, the anguish I have pased,
The misery and woe.
Hanover, Dee r 1847.
For the "Star and Banner."
LIVIA soenorrea DT TIIIX Wart 07 A X tttttt N
TOUNII LADT WIIO DINO IN NOR BOOTR
N wears ginottust."
The'lamp barns tam : the &miller is still,
Anddeeth las entered die roma; - •
The idea seriket.tah t. therinduotti toll
kusidimg eoel;to the tomb.
The lAtrilph l rple dint for lone 4. it rtiono
Tti enidttetiplon't wittiVeye.
The eonotlieiPthor - iirsrUl and *win not to know
lfcre iselighlitt death die motile.
Oh, where is her mother, her Sister, her brother 1
Not a soul brooks the Mannar around:
Ia then mole M webrion;none to sprinkle the tear,
And no one swoon& tit/ leatatpund 1
Na...; Dona not that:intone reek a lone Oka. •
And Mena:, that truwhearlod hater I
And severs the lona Alm der Off to die ,
Whitind dris aniund hlm'ihry hover.
.of her kindred, nor Mother, not brother;
Weeps over the doetAided Are."
ittalisittrJand she IA ahem find Sams,
• .og4 ll lll thealth, Wk 4 1 . 0 1311 ..4 01 ,tre• grows.
Thelasopporpodink. ,Bwothingstillneesthere en-
Wjai plent,of the mother, mi. ttra
To the loan:nib t . 41n_, to the marble pale brow,
*l4 Or Ryes ip the skies
Pollee Dec. *l'
RAMONA IP RN!' CIINTI7-
100... They, biad neither looked into helm
.en.oor eadit, , neither. into the sea nor land,
as has•been done since. They had philos
ophy without scale, astronomy...without
demonstration, They made war without
powder, shot, cannon or mortars ; nay,
.the mob made their bonfires withouisquibs
or crackers 'They wentl6 self iirthOUt
eomPasa, and Ailed without the needl e._
They viewed the 'staid with Out ieleseives,
•and measured tiltitudelt":witimut barome
tors. Learning, 'had ntr Printing-press,
, waiting no paper; and papettinink, The,
lover was forced to send his mistress a
deal board fors love-letter, end a billet
.doux might be of the size of an ordinary
trencher. They were clothed without
rnanulacturea, and the riebpilttrAitirtViff
e skins of Ahesnost formiditlile r
They parried oh trade without books, and
correspondence without posts ;• their rner
clutota.itept no aceountuthetr shoc-ntakers
no enah-books • they hcrsliiiiiery Withinit
anatomy, and phfireurna without' matiris
medics,; they - gave emetics ivithOut - ipp.
°soutane, and cured agues without bark.
• • •
lanocitint Or'Cotivirto (FOLD. -6-The pro
cosi efWinning - Geld.is very licenranily
thC Reston ; Poet. We cundense the .de
scription as follows :—The Miners have to
grind the gold
: rock fme, keeping it wet
constantly, and as it becomes fine it wash
es oft they have a hard kind of stone
for grtniling TheY . thert - nix quicksilver
with It, and that collects the gold duet. It
is washed out, dried; and goes through
sonic kind •of a heating pawns. The gold
dust is then Usually sold to the superinten
dent Orthe . mint. Sometimes the miners
melt the dust and cast it into a bar before
offering it al the mint. The metiers take
the gtihl dust,. melt it, and 'cast it into
'a bet, lirhen it is weighed accurately, and
a piece is tut Off for the assayer. He takes
it, meltsit with twice its weight of silver,
and several times its weight of lead. It is
melted in some small cups made of bone
littihiatich absorb all the lead, when a
large part of the silver is extracted by an
other process, and the sample is then roll
ed out to a thin shaving, coiled up and put
in a sort of glass vial called a mattress, a
long with some nitric acid. •The mamas
see are put on a furnace and the acid is
boiled sometime, poured oft a new supply
put in, and boiled again. This is done
several times till the acid has extracted all j
the silver and other mineral substances.
leaving the sample pure gold. The sant- ,
pie is then weighed, and by the ditference
between the weight before assaying and af
ter, the true value is formed. The gold,
after it has been assayed, is melted, re-1
fined, and being mixed with its due pro- I
portion of alloy, (equal parts of silver and
copper,) is drawn into ion. , strips, in shape
not unlike an iron hoop for a cask; the
round pieces cut out with a sort of punch,
each piece weighed, and brought to the
right size by a tile, if too heavy, when it
is milled, or the edge raised and put into a
stamping press, whence it comes forth a
perfect :Ma, bearing the endorsement of
WitT.s.—Women should be acquainted
that no beauty has any charms but the in
w•ard one of the mind; and that a graceful-
ness in their manners is much more en
gaging than that of their person ; and that
modesty and meekness are the true and
lasting ornaments ; for she that has these
is qualified as she ought to he for the man
agement of a family, for the education of
children, for the allection of her husband,
and submitting to a prudent way of living.
These only are the charms that render
amiable, and give them the best title to our
AWFUL WARNINO. - "My son," said an
old turbaned Turk one day, taking his
child by the hand in the street of. Cairo,
and pointing out to him, on tho opposite
side, a Frenchman just imported, in all
the.elegance pf Parisian costume; !'MY
son, look there !—if ever you forget God
and his Prophet, von may come to look
AN ENRAGED ELEPHANT
4 Terrific &e at at the Philadelphia Menagerie.
Columbus, one of the large Elephants
belonging to Raymond & Warring's ex
tensive Menagerie, in Philadelphia, be
came irritated and turned upon his keep
er, nn Thursday last. The Philadelphia
News gives the following account of the
thrilling scene that ensued :
His keeper, William Kelley. was.pre
paring him for the afternoon performances,
and in consequence of being struck, he
seized Mr. K. with his trunk, and raising
him into the air, dashed him twice to the
ground with the utmost violence, breaking
his right leg and thigh in a most shocking
trimmer, and causing many other serious
injuries. The peculiar cry of the enraged
animal, as he seized Mr. K.. warned those
in the other part of the building of what
was going on, and rushing to the quarter
-where the elephant was kept, they suc
ceeded in snatching the wounded man out
of the way as he was about being seized
a third time. He then commenced a gen
eral demolition of every thing within his
reach, tearing a number of cage s to atoms,
and hurling their fragments in every direc
At this time the utniost terror and ex
citement prevailed. The furious animal,
On first coining from his quarters, pro
ceeded round the room, as if in search of
acme one, and then returning, seized with
his - trunk a large cage containing two bye.
nas, a wolf, a jackal!, and sonic twenty
monkeys, and carrying it into the room,
after whirling it a moment in the air, dash
ed it into a thousand fragments upon the
he floor, scattering the animals, and killing
some of the small er' ones. Some ran a
way and hid themselves, while others, ter-
Tor-stricken and furious, ran about the room
howling hideously. Two elephant dogs
were then procured and thrown into the
ring. These dogs are used in India to
-hunt the•elephant, and are trained to avoid
his feet and trunk while they actively fly
about, attacking him in the most vulnera
ble parts, and holding him until he can be
seeured. But on this occasion they were
Butch by the elephant, and so maimed as
to be entirely useless. They were accord
ingly 'removed, and Preparations made for
'shouting the animal, by order of Mayor
Swift, who having been sent for shortly
.after the accident to the keeper, proceeded
imitiedikely 'to the Scene with "a large body
of the police. A great crowd had by this
,time assembled round the doors on Wal
nut street and George, and the large police
force was hardly sufficient to keep back
therCeowil,'Whn, despite the danger, seem
red anxibui to 'rush in and witness the ter
rlbleisaette lfheeroC:' r'
In the uteantiine'the elephant was doing
great damage to all the fixtures of the es
tablishment Within his reach, tearing down
railings; deinelish i i i ng
, oe arena, and shiv
eringerery thing'k wcied-work - to atoms.
Herr Driesbach::.Who . was present, used
every 'effort ititimidate-end subdue the
.animal by his well, known voice, but in
giliOpling hook, with a strong
rope'litacheit; Was' thrown into the ring,
With *view to catch it in the animal's hide
'the thidnaes of which, however, proved
iniperviotte to theassault. Thirty or forty
mnskete had been prOcured front the ar
mory of the Washington Grays, in Frank
lin Hall, and these were loaded and kept !
in' readiness for use, in the city watch.'
house, in George street, adjoining the back
of the menagerie, in the event of the aid
oral's escaping, as his vicious character }
was well known. Loaded muskets were
also placed in the saloon of the building for
the use of those who were in the side boxes!
endeavoring to catch the elephant.
At length a plan was suggested by Mr.
J. J. Nathans, of Welsh's National Cir
cus, which proved successful, being simi
lar to that used in Charleston a few years
ago. A strong rope was tied in a running
noose in Such a position that the elephant, I
in running at those who placed it in its po
sition, mein tread in the noose. This he
did, and immediately the persons who had
hold of the rope pulled, and succeeded in
catching hint by one of the hire-legs, when
a strong form was at once mustered, and
efforts made to pull him to the recess at
the south-west corner of the building ; bet
the animal, now more furious than ever,
ran towards the boxes which descend from
the front gallery to the arena, and in en
deavoring to ascend. crushed the steps,
&e., to atoms with his immense weight,
tearing up the benches, on either side of
him as far up as one-fourth of the ascent,
hurling the pieces at the same time in eve
ry direction, and leaving the place a per
feet wreck. Finding that it would not
sustain his weight, he retreated into the
arena, where. after some trouble, a num
ber of large hooks attached to ropes, were
very adroitly fastened into his cars. and
he was then hauled up into the recess be
fore mentioned, where, by the self-posses
sion and courage of Herr Driesbach, he
was completely subdued.
During the enactment of all theseexci
ting and alarming scenes. the Mayor, ac
companied by a number of the police,
made Ins appearance, and gave such orders
as the circumstances of the place called
for, and the police were stationed in the
front and in the rear of the building on
George street. Two six-pounders were
placed, one in front and the other at
the back of. the Menagerie, with a
View to shoot the animal should he attempt
to make his escape at either point. A
number of small arms were also brought,
to be used in the eyelet et' the smaller ani
mals escaping from their cages. Fortu
nately, however, there was no necessity
for using them.' Not less than two thou
sand persons were assembled outside the
building, and about fifty in the interior of
it ; and the crowd did not disperse till a
bout six o'clock in the evening.
INTELLIGENT FREEMEN.—During the
canvass of '44, from a certain newspaper
(dike in Connecticut projected a flag, in
scribed "Polk, Dallas, Oregon and Texas."
Two men viewing it one day, one ejacu
lated, "They will get my vote." •And
mine, too," was the reply ; they are fear
W 4 likely men as there aro in the United
HEATING THE PORETLaWIieII Doctor
Franklin was agent in England for the
Province of Pennsylvania, he was frequent
ly applied to by the Ministry for his opin
ion respecting the Stamp Act ; but his an
swer was universally the same—that the
the people of America would never submit
to it. After the news or the destruction
of the stamped paper had arrived in Eng
bind, the Minister again sent for the Doc
tor to consult with, and in conclusion of
fered this proposal That if the Ameri•
cans would engage to pay for the damage
done in the destruction of the stamped pa
per, &c., the Parliament would than re
peal the Act. The Doctor, having paused
Mr some time, at last answered it as Ind
lows : "This puts me in mind ola French
man, who, having his poker red-hot, ran
furiously into the street, and addressed the
first Englishman he met there—"llah !
Monsieur, give me do plaisair, de satisfac
tion, to let me run dis poker only one Mot
into yer body !" "My body !" replied the
Englishman,"what do you Wall " Vol
den, so fiiir," marking ahmit six inches.—
"Are you mad t" returned the other ; "I
tell you if yon don't mind your own busi
ness, I'll knock yon down." "Vel, den,"
said the Frenchman, softening his voice
and manner, "vil you, my good sir, only
be so obliging as to pay Me for tie trouble
and expense of heating dis poker 7.,"
Carr. Jo.—During Doniphan's march
front El Pass(' to Chihuahua, the black
servants of the diffe rent officers of the reg
iment formed themselves into a company.
There were twelve of them. of which num
ber eleven were officers, and one high pri
vate. Jo —, servant to Lieut. D. was
elected captain. Ile was blackest of the
crowd, and sported a large black feather
with a small black hat ; also a large sabre
with an intensely bright brass hilt—which
same sabre was eternally getting, involved
in the intricate windings of his how legs.
With Jo for captain they were a formida
ble body, and to hear them talk, they would
work wonders. During the !cattle of Sa
cramento, however, the company were not
to be seen ; but after the action was over,
they were espied breaking out from the IVR.
gnus and Joining in the pursuit. That eve
ning one of our officers attacked Jo ❑bout
his company. "Well, Jo, I hear your
men were hid behind the wagons during
the light." "Lieutenant, I'se berry sorry
to say it am de trial. I done eberyting—
I called on de paterism of de men— I injo
lied dem by all they hold most drab iu dis
world and de nix, but it was no go—dey
would get on de wiling sides oh de wa
gons." *Hot what did you do there?"—
"I stood dar gittin' cooler, and de fire kept
gittin' hotter, and at last de cannon-balls
(min so ormighty fist, I thought de best
ting dis nigga could do, war to gat behind
de wagons Po:Mir—St. Lou. Reveille.
A nOOOlBll CONVEVANCE.—A farmer of
St. Albans, Vermont, recently made a
grand entree into that place, mounted on a
small ear drawn by bier large hogs. He
entered the town, at a brisk trot, amid the
acehonations of hundreds who were soon
drawn together to witness this uncommon
spectacle. After making the tour of the
market place three or bier times, he went
into the wool-pack yard, had his swinish
cattle unharnessed and token into a stable
together, where they were regaled with a
trough full of beans and wash. They re
mained shout Iwo hours, while lie de
spatched his business as usual at the mar
ket, when they were reharnensed and driv
en home again, multitudes cheering him.
This man, it is said, has only hail these
animals under training six months. A
gentleman on the spot offered him $2lO
for the concern as it stood, but it was in
A NETT V P—, who is
attached to the Parisan theatre in quality of
a physician, expressed his astonishment
that mall and woman were not created at
the same time, instead of the latter spring
ing front the rib of our first parent. A
young actress standing by, remarkable For
the graceful turn which she gives to the
expression of her ideas, inunediately said
—••lVas it nut natural, Sir, fur the !lower
to come after the stein f"
An Irish orator, speaking of an oppo
nent's love of praise, described hint as so
vain in that respect, that he would be con
tent to give up the ghost. if it were but to
look up and read the stone-euiter's puff on
"Bob, is dim dog of pours a pointer'"
"No, tie is half hunter and half setter ; lie
hunts for bones when he is hungry, and
sits by the stove when he is satisfied."
Puts Rts•roar SIIROICAL.--At a late ex
amination of the College of Surgeons, a
candidate was asked by Abernethy, what
he would do if a man were blown up by
gunpowder I "Why," runty answered the
tyro, "wait till he came down again."—
"True," said Abernethy ; "and suppose
I kicked you (or such an impertinent re
ply : what muscles should I put in mo
lten?" "Why," replied the young man,
"the flexors and extensors M . ley arm, for
I should floor you immediately."
A fellow describing his wife, to whom he
had been recently married, to an absent
friend, said,"she has a small month, a plump
pretty face, lively eyes, and a temper--
whew ! it's as explosive as gun-cotton!"
"Tommy," said a tender-hearted moth
er to her little son, "what on earth did you
throw that kitten into the well for !" "Ott,
coz I was crazy." "Come to your ma,
you darling little cherub !"
DESCHIIIINQ DV CONTRARITIE.--"Sirnp
son, you've been at Wasnington often, and
must have seen Cave Johnson—what sort
of a man is he ?" "W liv, you've heard
of the Mammoth Cave, haii'at you I"
"Yes." "Well, that him."
Chesterfield, having been informed by
his physician that he was dying, by inches,
"thanked heaven he was not so tall by
foot as Sir Thomas Robinson."
Sublime ambassadors froth soul to pail:
By thee Hope senile her pasapott--Hato defier—
a flood otherial bids reit, (denies.
And Love speaks what the Leatherette tongue
TWO DOLLARS PER Al4-NIM4
INEW SERIES—NO. n.
FROM MAJOR JOHN CROCKET.
Correspondence of the "Btar and Banner."
elloc;:b.Tsvitts, (U States.)
De 10, 1847.
Mn. Eorrost :—I promised in my last
letter to let you hear from me all about my
trip down to Mexico. Well, it was nut
long after I returned from m y trip to Ha•
vana, that the President sent forme to see
hint. So I bolted right off, and when I
come to him I ratty thought he would have
tore all the hair out or his head, and rub- ,
bed his hands to pieees. Ile was first
pullin his hair, then wringin his hands,
then elaspin them to his forehead, and so
on; when 1 5('S to 111111, "Why. President,
what is the matter with you 1" He then
spied me, and all at olive jumped up and
seized me by the hand, and gave ltle such
a hearty shake as I hav'm had since that
tarnal thing they call the Agnr gave me
such an all-fired one down on the Rio
(inutile, and says he, "Ott, Major, Major !
but I'm glad to :We you, I know you are
my true friend, and I've gilt into so much
trouble with this cussed Mexican war, and
what makes it so much worse is, I know
shut I am all to blame fur bringing it on.
Now, to tell can the truth, Major. 1 did'ut
think it would la,a long. I thought there
would be only a few battles, and then San
ta Anna would get at the head of affairs in
Mexico ; and it he would give some of our
fellows a ticket] he would then he satisfied.
that he hail saved his humor, and would be
walla to give me that part of Mexico that
I want so, that I might ride into the Presi,
dentin! chair on its back the next term, as
I did On the back of the Texas annexin
business the last term. But I find it's not
goin the way l wanted it at all. Santa An•
ua gits licked wherever he goes to, and
now lie is so all-tired mad at me, that he
wont% agree 10 do any thing ; and I'm sure
it :tint my fault, for 1 did not send down
half as many men to Mexico as Congress.
wanted me to do, and I did nntgive
Scott much more than quarter as many
men as he wanted, and I took nearly all
the men from t;ineral Taylor, and wherev
er Santa Anna %yent to fight either of them
he always had four or five times as many
men as they had. Now, Major, I want to
see if you can think of sonic plan or'way
to get hint into a good humor again, so that
we get this annexin business on a fair way
again ; fin- I find that it is all up-bill busi
ness without his consent. For if we do
annex a place we cant hold it without
(alibi an army right on the spotto blow
the fellers' brains out if they dopt keep
quiet, and you know that that is mune'
the whole country over head and heels in
see 1, "President, I think 'l've
got it now, anti jist tell you what my
plan would ha. I'de appint a Lieutenant
",‘ Lieutenant Gineral, Major
Yes, a Lieutenant Gineral .1"
- "Why, Major, for what . 1"
"Well, I'll tell you, (but we must he very
(pilot aboUt it, or it'll ruin Os.) You know
old Gineral Scott is at the head of the ar
my, and old Taylor is next to him, and
they are both Whigs, or Federalists as fa
ther Ritchie would call them. They are
both enemies of Santa Anna, and would, I
believe in my souls, tight and lick his
whole army if either of them had but fifty
men. So you see, President, if you want
to get Santa Anita into a good humor a
gain, ;old want him to help you in this an
nexin business, you must not keep eithdr
of them at the head of the army ; and the
only way to git that out of their hands is
to appint a Lieutenant Ginerid—that is, a
Giueral to have command of the
and have control of civil government
into the bargain—Something like the pow
er that a King possesses. I know that the
Cdostitution does not allow such an ap
pintment, but you know that the demo
crats have a large majority in Congress,
and they will jist du as you wanahem,
and old father Ritchie will say it's all right.
And there is another thing I want to tell
you ; when you appint a Lieutenant
Gineral, you intim. not take any of the great
Ginerals, but a man that knows nothin a
bout military tactics. And by die time he•
learns how to manage an army, Santa An ,
tia will be in a better humor. and you'll ha
able to fix that annexin business to the sat
isfaction of both of yon ; anti then yotilli
have din satisfaction of know in that thew
is a good democrat Gineral at the heath 0r
the army, and you can tell filthier Ritchie
to let the world know that nothin could ho
done until they got old Scott and Taylor
out of the way and it good democrat at thp
head of the army."
"Well, Major, I see you're right. Your
plan is an excellent one. 1 did'in think of
such a one. It is first-rate—just the thing
I wanted. I have been wantin to git Scott,
and Taylor out of the command of the ar
my this long time, but didn't know exactly
how to get at it: but you bare now puttee
011 the track of it, and follow it up.
recommend it to Congress right off and git
Father Ritchie to tight it through, and if
any of the democrats don't want to vote
for the Lieutenant General, he'll give them
such a lampoonin in his paper that they'll
be glad to vote for it to git shut of him."
Well, you know the President recom
mended the plan to Congress, and as it
didn't exactly go down some of the demo
. crat Senators, and the Whigs would have
within to do with it all, old father Ritchie
undertook to lampoon and browbeat this
Senators into the matter, until they finally
chased him out of the Senate floor and
would'ut let him come hark any more.
Rally, Mr. Editor, I thought it would have
broke the old titan's heart ; he went home
and raised such a pitiful cry and moan, that
it set all his little subs over the whole
century to cry in and moanin, and rayin
'that old father Ritchie ought toloave the ,
privilege to do and say what As p1ea:441,0 ,
is stcypin the freedom of thus press not to'
let him say what he pleases.
To return to my subject I went to the
President after I found that ihe Lieutenant
Clincral Bill did'nt pass, and told him-1'414
and rally 1 pitied the feller from my very
!heart. lie appeared to be in . so much
trouble about it.
• WWI, Major." says he. link *feud Ma
will rein roe. I etin be 81004
President again. &rots Anna will pi his