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• You not David Bard, the weaver?"
"liirk," wid David.
Mrisim," continued the.leper, "pay me the
tentenrtwo pate, end, if it is not nght, they will
Winn your money to the postieffion.
nlNsnuirtro fencer' mimed David, ashamed to
Vississ his plivlht7.
" dOsestiflingten peace!" said the wife. "We have
V l lM:my hy us, good man." I
1114Issne," said theletter-crarier ,
aud hunt up whe.t . jou have.
, ' IILIS pushed to the remity. '
'llgitk w issia he; "we have no money to buy a candle!"
ZThs. . mer said the letter-carrier, and gave
%Sid rugger fourpence to fetch half a pound of
.. 4 ': ... -rsisl and his wife knew not what to think,
• ' Iftter es mr
alia shoct es k
came * w , e a t n fr the his hat .
.as ln put
Vi . 40•1.
?" s aid .
Iltopssetyon the letter man.
thsr me? inquired David again.
Itis,":iiplioi3.the other, impatiently; "what a fuss
it ilianlibilablesdug a letter''
4411101ihilkhd" exclaimed David, taking out a bill
011110" sighed the, "if, after all, it should not be
•j ' B road the letter, David:" and David read
i s t„.l4,l ii : i : i ;
tilli -Vs* David Baird, the weaver of ------, and
sille~iskt David Baird Marden-on-Wear, lineal
destsillAtig °Mir David Baird, Monkshaughton Castle,
is2= B ;: t m em k, and sole heir to Sir Peter Baird, of
aforesitid, lately deceased, are request-
Ilig lillintet Mr. Dennis, solicitor, at York, as soon af
dedsipt °ldris as possible. It will be necessarY
:. ' irking your famil with you; and, to cover tra , ;-
wiu will receive enclosed a bill for one
. . paand;, payable at sight.
1 holm the honor to be, sir, 4J Your humble servant,
"For Mn. Dar sts."
"gate enough," said David, "David Baird of Mar
1111100101Vecar was my father."
" 4 4 0.0!" chuckled out little David, as be hopped
abaft Wind he group, "a hundrod pound, and [teas
Itridersiss --1 1 b praised!" ejaculatedthe wife, while she
illebailimsby in her arms."
""Ancl," liOntinueil David, "the Great Sir Day id Baird
- 11 1 11111PilsWeneestor, but we never looked for anything
hods that quarter.
t etra the letter is for you'!" asked the mail.
*W M. Please Heaven to make us thankful for it,"
.seriously; "but," hesitated he, "you want
"No,7said the letter carrier, going out. "I'll call
!BOIS the door after the man; this money requires
"Mend the fire!" said the mother, and her son Da
vid put on the shovel full of coals, and stirred up the
4 tirtsiine, my children!" exclaimed the father with
*shallots; "kiss me, and bless God, for we shall payer
want bread again!"
Omilksllst house on fire" screamed Mary. at the tep
of - tbe,itpits, "for there is such ablaze!"
oWe etre.bering . a mould candle!" said J udi th, "and
atah 4 *fuel"
"Can here, Mary," said the father; and Marc slip
ped down stairs wrapped in an old cloak.
!Tether's a rich man! we're all rich--and shall live
ins iand castle!" laughed out young David.
"We shall have coats, and blankets, and stockings
nig awe" -cried little Joey, all alert, yet still rentera
beriA his frost-bitten feet.
"We ahave beef, and plum-pudding!" said Su-
"We skiallheve rice-pudding every days' cried Ned
David. Baird was again distracted. But how differ-
ent'iintts his feelings; he could have done a thousand
• things—he could have langlied, cried, sung,
shoat, nay rolled on the floor for joy. But he
inter of these—he sat calm, looked almost grave.
Aeleilith be said, "Wife, send the children to bed, and
"sail talk over this good fortune together."
'Rola sbal have your Sunday clothes on to-rmor
toaq said , the happy mother, as she sent them up
mks: - ..Z0 had they went, and after a. while laughed
11031114Pgi tisalecp. The father and mother smiled
,eakd veapay turns, but did not sleep that night.
113111SHIPT, THE ORIGINAL SETTLEMENT
'' QF THE IVIORAVIANS.
at4ll/116t1"setrin 4. nest, Modern looking little town,
1,180 1,10 inhabitants. It is, like most Geratan
- -towns, hltilt with errata crossing at right In
grid cf lettittih . ouses. In a spacious Espare stand
Wide inn, the meeting house, the Sinele Brethren's
e, sitd other buildings belonging to the eommeni
. The . Singie Sisters' house stands also near, facing
%powmother front of the church. Many private
live% their own separate houses. AU is ex
tra:WY neat, clean, and profound quiet. Few people
aria, at oily shoe, seen going to and fro; and such a
lirat tan ehlidplaying in the street is not to be seen.
la Imo% to education. they are very strict in their no.
tioura and children like John 'Wesley, are probably
"taught to fear the rod, and cry softly." At all events
As= not allowed to play in the street, and yon ld be hear
so *of them playing anywhere, that you wou
sem inclined, did you not meet some under the care
. sill see k in walks and Gardens, to believe there were
Dees( or (as was actually the case here once) only one
child born in the year'. A profound silence hovers over
the whole place, and it is amazing that so many active
pricinkalionld go forth to all parts of the world, from
a centre which seems the very centre of the realms of
deep. They call it, themselves, life in stillness. We
weal through the Brethren's and the Sisters' house,
and were much pleased with the quiet and neatness
sif everything. Itsas interesting to see in both how
la persons who had been into distant and very differ
ent, parts' of the world—into the hottest and coldest
regions—ln the missionary cause; and the children of
Missionaries, who had been born amongst the Caffres
se the Esquimaux. Each community had its common
dish ig room, where they all dined, but at three differ
eartaldes, each at a different rate of charge, so as to
aorannaniate all persons. Poverty among them is no
diagrane, except 11.4 the result of indolence or impru
eats. Each community has also its prayer room and
asserebliwr room. Music is much cultivated amongst
theirs' and observed in every room appropriated to
to pada or private worship an organ or a piano, and
to every Bitting room that we entered was a violin, a
raw, or flute. It was amazit ' , to see the sleeping
room or the -women, which, like the dining room, was
for general use, and stocked with a host of little Ger-
Ingli beds, each for one person. The women, in their
lisistritite muslin caps, had a certain resemblance to
Naar, but were distinguished into married or no
- mallitia bythe ribands which tied their caps, being of
raiStrent colors. The young girls had deep red; the
died women, pink; the married women, blue; and
diaaririowi, white or gray. In the Brethren's house
s awry excellent collection of stuffed birds, and other
°WO of natural history, which missionaries from eda
mas rtras have enriched. Their church very much
nalentries a Friend's meetinghouse; there are no pews
haiC benches: the men and women, like the Friends,
• • ' %Art. They had a chair and desk for the
I tand an organ, distinguishing the place from
- a anaing house of Friends. Indeed, an intense love
stairtsie, and preach and pray, and sing at stated times
indlottra. We were admitted to one of their private
singing meetings, and were surprised to see the person
- whit/prodded give out the hymn sitting, and the whole
wonapany singing in the same position. They have,
. tem Cate love-feasts, in imitation of the Agape: of the
Or . Christians, at which tea and buns are handed
rata AU who entertain any enmity against each oth
aititotarreatly warned to absent themselves from these
arslears 'till they hare rooted the offence from their
lowa At the . close of the holy communion, each
brobee renews lis pledge of faithfulness to the Lord,
and gives his band upon it to his fellow, the brethren
itigriann 'another, and the sisters also do the same a
smug themselves. ' • " They may contract mar
. deb by ;neural agreement, under the approbation of
lea elders; but they also frequently resort to the lot to
theme and nothing is more common than for
a nthaiosary to send home, rerpestiog them to choose
hillib wife, who is thus selected. The damsel on
wham the lot falls has the liberty decline the match, if
ohs pleases; but, as it is regarded as a clear indication
ea. trUl of Providence, it is generally cheerfully ac
mita* ha' and a young woman will at once prepare
liamolf, illa being chosen, to go North or South—to the
gailiOiddsef Labrador, or the burning desertsef M
idi !.' rte fiernhoters declare that scarcely an in
ss'innatiutown in which these marriages have
regsbilatthagthdelY ham ones.— GrsUi6rnt Hoseiter
_ Ranataille" Aknoesfic Ltfe of Germany.
JAS. BUCHANAN ,
Subject to the decision of the Democratic
• National Conventions
ill be IDaitp ,illornittg post.
PHILLIPS & SMITH, EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS
PITTSBURGH, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 113.13
The Gazette fully endorses the truth
mark, that masonry flourishes as luxuriantly as ever,not
withstanding the fifteen years war of its opponents up
on it. And what is the cause of this? we would ask the
Gazette. Certainly not because the Antimasons lack
ed the power to check itsprogress. Year after year the
county has been carried by the rallying cry of aflame
soary, and the honest men who gave credence to and
were deceived by the "raw head and bloody bones" sto
ries of the leaders, have waited patiently for those to
whom they had given their votes, to take some measures
for the suppression of the masonic order. But they
waited in vain; when once in office the speculators in
political antimasoary thought no more of the horrors of
the "blood-stained order;" they had used the humbug
to reach the goal of their wishes, and they joined their
masonic friends in a hearty laugh at the credulity of the
honest country people. This has been the way that
Antimascmry has cajoled the people of this county for
the last fifteen years. Corrupt and mercenary politi
cians of all parties flocked to its ranks and r eceived its
favors; masons, high, adhering masons, had the impu
dence to ask its support, and, wonderful to tell, they
were chosen as choice instruments to put down the or
der tia‘fliich they belonged! As might be supposed,
nothing was ever done by these Wren in opposition to the
institution they affected to loathe; or if any thing was
attempted it was of so violent and lawless a character,
as to startle all hell-disposed men, and to rebound upon
its projectors. Is it any wonder, then, that the honest
country people, should become disgusted with the con
duct of their leaden, who have so long "kept the word
of promise. to their ears and broke it to thtir. hopes,"
and give up in despair the object for which they joined
the party. As we said yesterday, if the antilmshad
honest leaders, they might bola together ali onger;
but with a mason at the haul of their principal organ;
a mason representing them in the Senate, and a horde
of hungry office-seekers asking their favors, and jealous
of all rivals, they despair of ever accomplishing any
thing. That the statements we have made are facts,
the editors of the Gazette very well knew, and their
admission of the present strength of masonry is suffi
cient proof, that after all their triumphs, Antimasonry
has effected nothing to carry out the principles on which
THE MISSOURI STANDARD.—This is the title of a
new democratic paper lately established in St. Louis,
Mo., by Lynde Elliott, Esq., formerly of Washington,
D. C. It is conducted with energy and talent, and
sustains the true principles of Democracy. The task
the editor has undertaken is one that will require alibis
talents and all his efforts—for besides combating the
federalists, he has to wage war with the Missouri Re
porter, a paper professing to be democrat*, yet advo
cating all the bank paper hetesies of the Whigs. As
such labor as this is very acceptable to that party, the
Reporter will not want for their aid and patronage to
enable it to extend the schismthro' the democratic ranks
of Missouri, which it has created in the city of St. Louis.
We trust, however, that its dangerous purposes - cannot
be accomplished. The Democrats of Missouri have
bet* uniformly right on the bank question; they have
been ahead of other sections of the party on the subject
of Anti-Bankism. The Legislature -of - Missouri has
bean more chary of chartering banks than that of any
other State—and the Democrats there are not likely to
retrogade into bastard or bank dentocracy,with all the
examples afforded by the explosion of the paper system
its other Smtes. The Standard cannot fail to be emi
nently useful in checking the progress of the erroneous
opinions so shamelessly put forth by the Reporter—and
we heartily wish the editor success in his efforts to dis
seminate true democratic principles.
A SHOCKING Cssz.—The Baltimore Sun states
that on Friday, two young girls, Louisa Banks, about
15 years of age, and Emily Abey, aged about 12 or 13,
werebrought before Justice Tate, charged with having
sullen the sans of $45 from Mr. Edward Abey, (father
of Emily,) who keeps a store on William street. It
appears that after they had taken the money from the
drawer of Mr Abbey's store, they proceeded to purchase
largely fine dresses; and to aid in paying the milliner
for manufacturing them, Emily afterwards abstracted
$5 more, which led to the discovery of where the other
had gone. Before the discovery was' made, however,
Louisa Banks (according to the testimony of Emily)
suggested the idea of procuring arsenic to put in the
coffee of Mr. A. The poison was obtained, but fortu-
Inately the threat was never carried out. This shock
ing and unnatural robbery and threat to murder, caus
ed the magistrate to hold them to bail to stand trial at
the October term of the Baltimore City Court.
A DISCOVERY OF AN ORIGINAL PICTURE BY Ru
nt N s has been recently made in England. It was sold
in Sheffield for Is. 9d. but when its authorship became
known offers as high as three hundred and fifty guin
eas were made and refused. The picture consists of a
fine female figure, standing on a car drawn by a lion.
One child nestles in her bosom, others cling to her
robes, others follow her car, while ono rides on a lion.
Several other rotund little ones, with cherub wings, fly
about her. The style of the painting, and some other
internal evidence, have satisfied several eminent con
noiseurs that it is a genuine Rubens; and this is con-
Ifirmed by an old etching of the picture, which is called
"The Triumph of Christianity, by Rubens."
A NEW MODE or Caustra I:G.—Lightning going
through a luau into a Churn of Afilk.—We learn from
the Belfast, Me. Journal, that on Sunday week a vio.
lent shower of hail, accompanied with lightning, oc
carrell:l Freedom and its immediate vicinity. Large
quantities of window glass were broken in Freedom
and Knox. In Unity, a house awned and occupied by
Mr. Benj. Douglas, was struck by the lightning and
very much shattered. Mr. Douglas, who was in the
house at the moment, was struck on his .side by the
fluid, which descended his legs, and left him through
one foot, and through the boot upon the other foot, both
boots being torn off his feet. Although severely inju
red, Mr. D. will recover. His wife and four children
were near him at the time, but escaped injury. The
lightning then entered the churn, in which the family
preserve their cream, and made butter of the cream in
it as effectually as an hour's churning would have done.
MR. A. CATHCART has been appointed a travelling
Lecturer by the Abolitionists of this city. Does he
intend to travel to the South, or will he employ bit time
reforniui - g the morals of the inhabitants of our local
Hayti? If Mr.. C, is seriously desirous to improve the
condition of the colored population, he can find enough
to do without leasing the bounds of our city.
larlValivorth County, Wisconsin, is
lenerto the Southport Telegraph to have 211,060 acres
of wheat, which yield at c lenst twentybisabeli
acre, or $100,000:.. The yinasi 'Will be very large;
THE BOSTOI I POST aid Tan Own are
a warm-coats s7arising...Ott( tisalkeif
Mr. Henshaw tube Secretary of the Navy.. The edi.
t or of the Post, in reply to an impeachment of his
democracy, appeals to his brethren of the Penattretio
press with whom he exchanges, to say whether he has
not "labored constantly, zealously for the tame of Demo. ,
in his State, andthroughout the country?" As we
,een in receipt of Mr. Greene's paper for many
are able to speak to this question, and we are
appy in bearing testimony to his faithful and fearless
advocacy of republican doctrines. We have always
looked on the Boston PosCita one of the very best dem'
ocratic papers in • the Union—of the soundness of its
principles we never have entertained the slightest
doubt—and ' the - manner' in which• it 1.4 conducted,
has made it, perhaps, the most effective paper -in the
country. We cannot but wonder that the democracy
of the Boston Post should ever be questioned, or made
for a moment the subject of controversy.
REPEAL MEETING IN PHILLDELPHIA.—The Repeal
Association of Philadelphia mst.on Monday evening
last. The President read a letter from Maurice O'
Connell, Esq., in answer to the invitadon'Of the
adelphialtepeal Association to celebrate the 4th of Ju
with them: fie states that absence from home pm
vented an earlier. reply to their-letter. He goes on to
"In the course of next _:yetr, .it is probable that we
may be enabled to '46l . Am:is - ice; when I for ope, shall
feel it my duty to offer youirr persignitirtharlits for
your kind and truly hospitable 'invitation. It is pose
ble that we .may thed belizuslMdto .congratulate one
and another on the commencement of a more enlight
ened, and a more just system of policy with regard to
Ireland. It is also possible that we may have to de
plore the folly of those, who would seek to perpetuate
oppression and misgovernment, while they renewed
persecution and coercion towards that country; but of
this you may rest assured, that it will be entirely impos
sible for any government to check the ardor andl'ervent
enthusiasm which the Irish will continue to manifest in
the pursuit of their constitutional tights, and that it
will be equally impossZle for their eppenenti to urge
them to violence or even indiscretion, or to drive them
to seek their rights by another than perfectly legal,
peaceful and constitutional means. We have taught
the nations of the etuth- already, that great constitution
al victories ce4t be won, without the burning of &cart
ridge, or shedding a drop of blood. We are not, we
cannot be so foolish as td forget our former success, or
to fail to see in the political atmosphere, the sureindi
cations of the approaching change which must bring
peace, justice and legislative independence back to
Ireland. The period of their advent may be delayed,
but it cannot be prevented." -
The resignation of J. B. Colahan, Recording
Secretary, was received. His retirement from office
arises from differences growing out of the Abolition
Speech of Mr. O'Connell.
The Chairmaairead a letter from W. Dudley, Esq.,
of Alexandria, county of Wexford; he describes in glow
ing terms, the enthusiasm in rave' of Repeal exhibited
by "the presbyterian clergy and their congregations,
and the whole protestant getury in the North of Ire
land." In the course of his remarks, the chairtran
"There never before had been a time in the history
of Ireland, when the people hadbeen so united—When
religious preferences had been laid aside, but now the
quaker and the catholic, the prvsbyterian and the
church of England men were a ll erring- to each ether
the hand of fellowship, all pledging themselves to be a
baud ofinathers until they could be a band of freemen.
TILLNKTIIL TOR SMALL FiVOR3.-415 whig papers
are making a great ado about a Revolutionary soldier,
named Burdock, who is 90 years of age, arid what. is
most astoni bins, he always has been a Whig, sad in
tends to vote for Henry Clay. This is iaildbisal; god
send to the whirl, as they have neverbotore•trad a
mina who fought on the AmericaaYids
lutionaty war, who was Willing to be calla a sx6acra
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND.--.The follOWirt3 is mica
by - the Scotsman. a, an estimate of the eniolumentz
surrendered by the clergymen who seceded from - the
church of Scotland:—"The stipend, in the lowest class
of livings in our established church, is .El5B 6s. 84.;
and the manse and glebe being valued on an av
erage at £4l 133. 4d.. the poorest benefice is worth
£2OO per annum. Where the teinds (tithes) are ex
hausted and do not yield £l5B 6s. Bd., the deficiency is
supplied from the Exchequer. There were 196 out
parishes where the teinds wero exhausted, but yielded
£255, including manse and glebe; and 470 parishes,
with free teinds, yielding about £282. The average
of 872 livings paid from toinds and Exchequer grants
was „e 257, including manse and glebe. The valne of
the livings in town, which are paid froth taxes, seat
rents, or burgh funds, may average about £350 per an
num. These data being premised, the incomes given
up may be estimated as follows:-
267 parochial ministers at £270 each,
17 parliamentary do. whose stipend.
we believe, is £l2O,
17 assistants, say £6O,
',64 quoad sacra ministers, sty £125,
'professors, say £ 400,
Th*aggregate of incomes surrenderel — may, therefore,
be estimated, in round numbers, at £lOO,OOO, which is
two-fifths of the whole revenue of the eitarch. The av
erage for each of the 469 individuals is £267. Many
of the seceding ministers are among the best paid in the
Gat it FaLcitio OM—The report of the American
Temperance Union, mule at their annual meeting in
New York, shows the following immense fnlling off in
the importation of brandy, wino, and gin, since the last
year. The report the importation in the first
quarters of 1842 and of 1843 at the port of New York.
Quarter tasks of brandy, . 1026 7
*Pipes of brandy, 44 0
Half pipes of brandy, 11834 38
Butts and pipes of wine, 285 27
Hogsheads and half pipes of wine, . 2318 197
Quarter casks and barrels of wino, 7042 1374
Boxes of wine, 6358 227
Pipes of gin, 1096 268
Ernie abolitionists are becoming indignant be
cause President Tyler has not yet answered the memo
rial of Geo. Putnam and cabals, ter the manumission of
his slaves. Mr. Tyler had better answer before Deacon
White hears of it, or the Gazette will be "into him like
a thousand of brick."
Pioxos Exrasssts.—The Parts correspondent of
the National Intelligencer states that, on 22d June, the
intelligence despatched from Paris, by carrier-pigeons,
after 6 o'clock, P. M., was in type in London before
noon next day, though it was conveyed in France a
considerable distance by the ordinary estatette.
The distance between Paris and London is about 250
miter, or a trifle farther than from Boston to New York; '
and the time occupied by the, pigeon was, according to
theabove, 18 hours. Horse expresses have frequently
beenrtm between Paris and Loudon in about 12 hours,
thereby outstripping the pigeon six hours.
_ Mldad dogs are biting peeple in Chariestos.os:
Caiolins. Are they spotted dogs! ,
•r.- of bland Goal is going
rephOOthereare about ftvethousezzkiees enspited
init. The new locks are dent stone, 115 feet by 26.
12r s. Botts and Jones are now taking testi
mony at:Ricknnmd, Va., iu regard to their Contested
Election in Congress.
rirThe principal prize at a late target match of the
New York Light Guard, was a lock of Gen. Waeli
ington't hair, enclosed in a locket of gold.
Inr A London paper recommends the following
simple remedy ag,ainst that complaint, a troublesome
acquaintance:--"If he is poor, lend him some money, if .
he is rich, ask him to lend you some; both methods are
said to be effectual."
I'Hon. N. P. Talmadge was at Soathpert, Wis
consin, on the 13th inst., and was pressed to partake
of a, public dinner, which he declined.
Itlr The Westmoreland Republican has the follow
ing in relation to the crops in that connty:-.7"The fall
grain in this county is nearly all cut down. The crop,
generally rpolking is pretty good. In some places,
however, the rust, it is said, has somewhat injured the
wheat, particularly that which was sown law, though it
is much heavier in the grain than it was last year."
Mr on the 12th instant, there were frost and ice a
Ann Harbor, Michigan, and the same day a
New Orleans the thermometer was 135 in the sun.
Illgr. Mr. Phineas Camp died in the village of Whites
borough, N. Y., aged 99 Years and six months. His
long-life was owing, as nearly as could be learned, to an
inherited vigor of constitution, temperance in eating and
drinking, - and an almost entire abstinence from medi
cine. He did not take a portion of medicine till after
80 years ofage, except one during the Revolution, when
the camp fever prevailed. Ms death was free from
pain and anxiety, and he manifested intelligence until
`within two hours of his departure.
LiTaft /ROM Rto Gatottoz.—By letters received,
bearing date 11th June, it appears that the war be
tween the Imperialists and Rebels has commenced with
fresh vigor. On the 31st of lasTmonth the Rebels, ten
thousand strong, all well armed and two thirds mount
ed, encamped within twenty miles of the town of Rio
Grande, and an aiiiblevii.s daily anticipated.
(7"The Savannah papers of the 16th inst., chroni
cle the almost final completion of the Central Railroad .
On the 13th inst. a train of cars was run over the road
to within two miles and a half of Macon, where a tern
qorary depot has been erected.
KILLING.—The Richmond (Ky.) Chronicle says;
"We understand that a man named Miller was killed
s few days since, on the Big Hill, by another man na
med Lady. They were brothers-in-law, and had, we
have heard, an old grudge against each other. A gen
was the instrument used in the perpetration of the deed,
the parties being but a few fest apart when Lady fired."
!The Philalelphii Chronicle has a long arti
cle on the subject of the D3mocratic nomination for
President, in which it ii ass3rted thet all the aspi
rants for that station hive their raspectiv.3 friends, and
that ti 1133 will toll Whl will get the nomination. What
rjrHanthlia is playing attho Providence Thea-
The Democratic papers of North Carolina are
=Went of the election of six or seven democratic
members of Coupes, out of the nine to be chosen.
tar Tho "Magnetizer and Phrenologist" is the
name of a new paper Jost started in Philadelphia.
®'The trial of Abner Rigors for the murder of
Mr. Lincoln, late Warden of the state prison, cora
/Ezra at Boston on last Monday morning.
CAUGHT ST:-.411 1 112nrab0:3 of the Vigilant Fire
Company, Philo lelphix, caught a saw fish eig.l'een
'eel long, Willie on an excursion to Cape May. By
the by this thing of "going a fishing" is a pleasant
business, about this time' of year while the thermom
etor ranges from 90 to 103 Li the shade. The Chron
icle says that several fishing parties are gorin; up
in this city. It would be delightful amusernen:;
even if they would catch nu saw fish they might say
they saw some when they get home.
A PAINFUL CASE was before the Philadelphia Court
of Common Pleas on Saturday. A blind father applied
for the custody of his four children, while the mother
appeared by counsel to prevent it. The lady proved
cruel treatment of the most inhuman character, on the
part of the husbank, and the children expressed their
horror at the bare idea of living with their father. The
Court ordered that the children should be protected in
their wishes, and the keeping of them was entrusted to
BEAUTIES OF B.txxisio.— , •The committee appoint
echo investigate the aiTairs of the Northampton Bank,
which recently exploded, have male a statement of
its condition, from which it appears that the whole
Amount of specie in •their vaa'as, at the time of the
collapse, lame:into& to 69 cents! and the whole a
mount of cash $2,19. After giving the statement the
"The committee state that they met with much dif
ficuky and delay from the late President of the Bank,
Mr. Rice, and that their statement from his with
holding from them many important papets which they
sought front him, may not be entirely correct. Nev
ertheless sufficient data was laid befare the Commit - -
tee to enable them to ascertain that not only has the
whole capital' of the bank been stink, but that there
will remain a deficit of near two hundred thousand
dollars, (unless the amount of bank notes pledged
should be recovered,) after all the available assets of
the Bank shall have been applied. Enough has been
elicited by a rigid and laborious investigation to show
that the principal causes of this deplorable result ori
ginated in favoritism, evinced by permitting extensive
overdrawing by some, and heavy discounts to others,
many of whom were not inhabitants of this vicinity.
It will appear by the annexed statement and accom
panying2apers,-that large amounts are thus due from
irresporaible individuals, a considerable portion of
which is even barred by the statute of limitation. The
latge amount of $170,000 in notes, besides bonds and
other property . of the bank, have been pledged in the
hands of irresponsible brokers in the Atlantic cities, as
collateral securities on loans; the greater part of which
notes, unwisely pledged, were surreptitiously thrown
into market, and thus an enormous responsibility ere
ma, for which the bank received no equivalent. The
cash account, as stated on the books of the bank,
shows a deficit of $p,070; the band and note account
of $17,577 73; the bills discounted account $16,352
52, and drafts ssooo—all this was incumbent on the
President to explain, but he has refused to do so. The
Committee, after annalyzing the assets of the Bank,
and setting them down on their real worth, make the
probable deficit amount to the enormous sum of $4OO
20,193 21 11
"MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN:"
We have received a letterfrom Wrightsville, in York
Co., Pa., under date of the 16th inst., which states that
a Mr. Lynch, (formerly of Havre de Grace, but more
recently of Ohio,) reached Wrightsville some eight or
ten days before, stating that he was sick and impover
ished, and expressing a desire to get to his home at Ha
vre de Grace. The letter says that he met with no
sympathy. and that he started on the taw path of the
canal. He was unable, however, to proceed but a few
rods from the village, and foud shelter in the hut of a
colored man, where he died during the following night.
It is added ;hat the blank, after au Menet aal attnzapt
pi Collect something from the vinri;ers for the decent
burial of the body, was obliged to act as coroner, jury
Mai sexton, and carrying the body to die river siele,uka a e.
a grave fer.is at the foot of the tow podilmak, whereit
now lies.—Balt. American.
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FLOS/Ebt• .._ - -.: -.- ' HINTS TO PAM11:1(1'S .• , - 0- .
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The St. August:Me News of the 15th inst. has the ' Wea act °SI ftraft--.
Potter,,(N. J.) in , misenting hie four
following from a correspondent, descriptive of the it - . children with $200,000 each on the - 4th of Ally. TMi
tractions of the Territory: is said to be the second act of the kind on the part it
&nun Rrrze., July 3.—This noble sheet of waxer Mr. P. We need no better proof of the sound sum etted
is now constantly whitened by the sail of the emigrant kindly heart of Mr. Potter. When'pima have few ..-
in pursuit of land, and the stillness of its solitude broke tams to bequeath to their children, it is mach better DI
by the splash of the oar and the merry song-of the boat-
divide them before death. We have frequently oboes ,
man. At night the camp-fire of the adventurer is kin-
red with pain the ill feelings engendered ht flinales
died on its banks, preparation is made for the evening
where children expect fortunes from their parents, and
are obliged to await their demise before they east man
meal, and, amid conversation and laughter, the toils of
them. A hypocritical strife takes place for the direr
the day are lost in sleep. Refreshment ensues, and the
morning finds them on their way, vigorous in frame and tions of the parents--those who are from home 101.0/rfr
sanguine in spirit-- me abounds on its banks—the represented and Prejudiced by the claire* at the iitt•
deer break through the dense growth of margin of the side—the father is frequently persuaded to ismilltiil •
river, and gaze upon the visitor—the curlew gives their Neglect of his elder born offspring by the younger nasur
short whistle and wing their flight from the
hers of the family, who are always present yids :.
reach of the intruders; and the wild ducks, qu i et l y and a degrading jealousy invariably disturbs theinules.
Feasting on the grass, take note of your approach and re- ay of the household.
move, perhaps to a spot more secure. Splash, splash, • Besides this, there is, litteihithiff as may belbefeefts
goes the water—that's the mullet ju=g at the pros- a secret longing for the deefitef the testator, whit lit V
pect of being caught by you, or, a, exerc i s i ng enrich his heirs. The thirst for independence and Alibi '
its utmost activity to escape a hungry bass. If you are es knows no bounds. and often renders its vietimseatM
furnished with a harpoon or any barbed piece of iron, to the ordinary feelings of hurnon imam. The rE
why you supply your voyage with fresh fish every day, of time is carefully noted—the lapse nryteri and'
and thus progress until the desired spot is rand.— enters into the selfish calculation enthe Anoka -
Oysters are the staple of the stream—bar k s are as nit- man lite, and every momentwhich protract too s the Ilt -
me rous as though an improvident Legislature had cies, • the rich man on the stage of life is myriad
ted them, although they never suspend payment or pro- envy by his expectant heirs. We have wi MOW
test a draft for want of funds. The lands North and such scenes, and they are a pen of every day
South of Fort Pierce are rapidly filling up—and thus far, How much better would it be faiths testate%
:nd 'ith di th e e tiss ex us pos and um troeb 4b l o es ati d ig n an g, etemilraning tim b er, p l ant i ng , -Potter, to distribute his fortune, while living, anterglit
t's life, every man children? How much more congenial tat
is in the enjoyment of the best of health—doctors being mind to see, before death, his descendants In.
at a discount, and forming the least useful article on the menu of independent ease—to withess his orspring, . .
River.the aid of his own well directed bounty , rising to blielellr
. . ble positions in society—to behold them dung* dee le.
. _ ,
nce of character and wealth become the ti
A correspondent of. the Journal of Commerce writes
of their family and the benefactors of society. We hoar
in very indignant terms from Canada, relative to what
he calls an outrage, which is annually committed at of nothing more cruel than the spectacle of &parent 80..
Sherbrooke, within her Majesty's dominions, by a eel- ing in affluence, with chiaren
ebration of the 4th of July, more than once resulting in distress against the buffetings of thaworld, so
a riot. The Journal replies to this complaint by the extend to them the least aid from his own
following anecdote, which is amusing in itself, as well stores. These observations will apply equally well ilk
as good in its application. Thirty years ago, there lived , t h e man of competency, as well as to the saillimire,;•“..
in the town of Milford, Ct., an old man named Treat, Advancing age freezes the blood and dims the **Ts, bsit"
who from his - attachment to King George the 3d, was t.A
SuCalita it dry up the heart and drown all the
feelings of our nature in avarice and selfishness?
commonly called King Treat. He possessed ahead-
should old age lose its sympathy with youth, an
any excess, save once a year,—on the 4th of June, the d •
some estate, lived moderately, seldom indulging in
ness and parsimony take the place of generosities& got
birth day of his Sovereign, to whom he was devotedly nature? Let us hope that the good examp et
attached., and towards whom his loyalty knew no Potter may and imitator3.—Forum.
bounds. On every recurrence of the anniversary of
that happy event, King Treat was wont to parade, on
some conspicuous point in the neighborhood of his hab
itation, the cannon with which he had provided himself
for this sole occasion, and, at frequent intervals, to fire
salutes in honor of the day. Nor did he omit the ex
ercise of a liberal hospitality. Notwithstanding his
personal loyalty, he bore no malice toward the rebel cit
izens of the Ttepublic, but received with an eager and
cordial welcome all who chose to partake of his abun
dant cheer. Nor did he ever encounter the slightest
molestation from any one. Nobody cared for his en
tertaining monarchical sentiments, or apprehended
any danger front his proclaiming them, oven with the
roar of cannon. It is not from opinions based on er
ror, that danger is likely to result to established insti
tutions of government.
Treat never took the oath of allegiance to the Con
stitution of the United States, but lived and died, as
he believed, a subject of the British crown. He left
his property to a son of the late David B. Ingersoll,
Esq., of Milford on condition that the child should be
named Gaorge Rex. George Rex Ingersoll, Esq.,
now resides on the estate, and is a highly respectable
The French Corvette La Brilliante, Corn. Reginald,
arrived at Pensacola on the 4th inst., from Vera Cruz
We learn that the U. S. ship Vincer.nes, Capt. Bu
chanan, at Vera Cruz on the 20th June, to sail the
next day on her cruize in the Gulf. Officers sad crew
all in very good health.
The British Frigate Spartan, Capt. Elliott, was at
Vera Cruz having on board two millions of dollars, des
tined for England.
The Coaducta from the city of Mexico, arrived at
Vora Cruz on the 18th with $900,000, mostly on Eng
Every thing was quiet in Mexico. The Yellow Fe
ver is very bad in all the towns on the sea-boord. The
Yucatanese and the Mexicans have suspended hostili
ties—their difficulties will be amicably adjusted with
out Yucatanbecoming independent.
The reports from Commodore Moore's Squadron now
off Campeachy, are, that he has lost the greater part of
his men by deaths and desertions, many were on shore
sick with the vomits—and that his vessels were much
damaged in his engagement with the Mexi7ans.
The Mexican naval forces were also in the vicinity of
Campeachy, consisting of three steamers, but so in-dif
ferently manned—that they had been unable to make an
attack on toe Texan ves;cf , , though it is said that Capt.
Marine, at present commac.clinz the Texan Squadron,
had given Corn. Moore a challenge, and the fight was
to take place on the liith ult. At all event,:, from what
we can learn, nothing decisive has taken place, and it
is certain that both parties are in a very doubtful posi
tion. Part of the Mexican land forces have returned
to Vera Cruz from Yucatan, in a most deplorable condi
GRAND INDIAN COUNCIL.
In the Van Baren (Ark.) Intalligencer of the 24th
ult., we find a couple of letters, giving the particulars
of an important Indian Council held in the far west.—
The letters are dated at Tah-le-quali, June 10. Dele
gates from tan tribes had already arrived, and many
more vrere expected—from five to eigl,t thousand men
will be. present. The Cliero'.cees and Creeks are con
sidered the hosts, and the Other tribes the guests. 0,1
Friday, June 9, the Ckerokees and Creeks received the
other tribes. Considerable ceremonies took place.—
The tribes were seated in a row on benciaes; ana after
a . few remarks from John Looney, a Cherokee, explain
ing the intention of the meeting, (to inculcate peace, a
brotherly feeling, religion, &c.) and after its being in
terpreted into the several languages, the Cherokees,
preceded by their chiefs, shook hands with the other
tribes. One- of the letters says:—"Every variety of
dress can be seen here, from the well dressed person
down to the almost naked Osap. Plumes and feathers
are worn with profusion, and in every shape that can
be imagined; handkerchiefs of every color, silver bands
for the arms, heed and breast; medals, beads. and
hunting shirts of every shape and color, in truth, I can
not give you any correct idea of the great variety cf
dress worn by the tawny sons of the forest. We have
almost as great a variety in the color of persons as we
have in dress. Where nature has not given the color,
paint is used to supply the deficiency. Besides the va
rious Indian tribes, there are persons from almost eve
ry nation. Here are Germans, Irish, Scotch, English,
Spanish, and various other nations, I have no doubt, if
strict inquiry was made, not excepting some of the sa
ble sons of Africa."
STRANGERS IN NAUVOO.
Since the arrest and release of Joe Smith. andhis re
turn to Nauvoo, the Mormons of that city have passed
an ordinance proclaiming "that the city council, mar
shal, constables and city watch, are authorized and re
quired to require all strangers in Nauvoo to give their
names, former residence, for what intent they have en- 1
tered or are tarrying in the city, and answer such oth
er questions as the officer shall deem proper or necessa
ry; and for a failure or refusal on the part of strangers
to give the desired information, they shall be subject
to the penalty of the ordinance concerning 'vagrants
and disorderly persons,' passed November 13th, 1841.
And the aforesaid authorities are further required to
hail and take all persons found strolling about the city
at night, after nine o'clock, and before sunrise, and
confine them for trial, unless they give a good and sat
isfactory account of themselves, or offer a reasonable
excuse for being thus caught out after nine o'clock.—
The aforesaid authorities are also required to enter all
hotels, or houses of public entertainment, and such oth
er habitations as they may judge proper, and require
the inmates to give immediate information of all per
sons residing in said hotel or habitation, and their busi
ness occupation or movements; and for a failure, non
compliance or false- information, their licrnse shall be
forfeited, if it be at a public house, and they and the
transient persons subject to the penalties as before men
tioned. And it is further orlained, that if any of the
aforesaid officers shall refuse or neglect to do their duty
a s rxtuired by this ordinance, they shall be find one
',unfired dollars. and be broke of office."
V' "Get out of the way, old Dan Webster," is the
newest tune we have heard bstely.—Bost. Post.
"Take your time, Virginneifer," has since weer
GOOD LUCK IN GOOD 'rms.—Some =Filial WON
made a few days since, by Samuel Kellogg, Eatiq 4.
Hartford, at the request of the British Consul, far
whereabouts of one Edward Benson. Theparsomasselht
turns out to be an old tar, living in the town of Woad} *
ersfield, Conn., who, on hearing the anxiety respecting
him, made a visit to Hartford, to ascertain why be, '
old sailor, poor and unknown, should be enquired far . .
through the public press. The Tiros, informs us tba .
result was in finding that he was entitled to a penakes
from the British government of 19 guineas a year Ada*
1823, and six guineas a year extra for extra wound's its! -
king upwards of two thousand four hundred debts OW
, due him, with an income for life of 25 guineas per rir.
This was of course good news to him for he was eery
poor and had a large family of children. He was prwmw
ed into the Britis service from an American whale'
ship, and served under Lord Nelson; was in several a
battles—at Trafalgar, among others—and received is
I different actions four or five severe wounds, so that sic:,
two occasions he was laid up in Woolwich hespitldfdr•
months. He is now 74 years of age, a tale and hoortf
old man, contented and of good Cheer, with marry tithe'
characteristics of his craft. His money falls upon W...
at a time when he neds i t,and will make an easy berth
the old sailor as his barque drifts the downward streak
of life. It seems that there is justice enough in England . v
to provide something for those sailors wickedly and
wrongfully impressed by her, after having been riddled
with bullets in her war. Mr. Kellogg promptly laid do
particulars of Mr Benson's circumstances before #ms"
British consul, and will tutdctubtedfy kindly assist in.*
Ling the money which is his due.—New Havels,
t' The running of Henry C. Lee. against Thu*
H. Lewis in District 111 of Alabama. -gives riseteetess:
siderable sport; the fonrin. being:the tsllest,and the leatte-
the broadestnian in - th 2 State--lat . tude against longicsde
—high standing agailmt solid stanAing, speed airaiiart .
ALABAMA.—The New York Sun has the following:.
"The condition of Alabama is at present idgg
attention. Various statements have been publis attrac
which have magnified her liabilities and diminished bet
r2sources, a'id although Alabama has always met her
engagements with commendable promptness, die hat
ever been classed among the defaulting states. TIN
market price of her stocks, the five per cents offered as
60, is far below its value. The state has cancelled s •
considerable portion of her bonds, destroyed two and s+
half millions of her State Bank circulation And laid a tale ~
on her citizens producing $150,000 beyond her expe¢
ses, winch has been paid cheerfully. She has refined .
her portion of the public lands, and declared her abi l lity
and de:ermination to meet every engagement. The
funds arc already on deposite in this city to pay the in- - '
terest up to. and including next January, and her banks
have enough specie to meet that due in 1344, basic:hi
eight or nine millions of good debts to be collected, ant
the surplus of her state tax..
THINGS AND TINC:3 IY Ntinitz.—The Nubile Hor•
all thus humorously cl2scribos that place (luring this hot
"There was no fight, robbery, murder, dcfalcatipg,
runaway cases, (either single or double) yellow feriae,
insanity or conversions in the political world yesterday"
that we cona hear of. In fact there was 'no nothing'
if we except a few cases of seared people, whoinaggis
ep they had the iufluenza. IVe hope sincerely thiik
Mobile won't get much duller than it is, for shoisit ft
become so, we can't tell what will become of as--.int
lev we all wilt away into the gutters, and remain in that
state (liquid) until the stragglers from the north ratan'
next fall, when our respective friends can scsop as
with a spoon."
Port of Pittsburgi).
Reported bg Sheble and Mitchell, General Stearn
Boat Agents, No. 5, Market et.
SZVENTEES INCHES.WATER IX TEI CRJJJL.
Belmont, Poe, 'Wheeling.
Mingo Chief, Devenny, Cineimumi.
Oella, Bowman, do.
AU Boats marked thus (*) in the above list, are pre •
vided with Evans's Safety Guard.
ar The Michigan and Cleveland, Beaver Pack m,,
have laid up. The Warren now runs as a day pock,
et between this port and Beaver.
StCaMET BELXOS; POC, from Wheeling---83 his&
tobacco, 24 sacks wool, 47 casks bacon, 38 Mai apt
—H. & P. Graff, John A. Roe, W. &,J. F. ll.eneyil.
Dickey & Co. Passengers; cabin 33; deck 5. -
A j In the District Court of Alla-
gheny county, No. 308 of efirrg -
KIRKPATRICK. Term, 1843.
now to wit, July 26th, 18431 tor -- ' r•
" ,r''',: court aPPoint George W. Layeg, Elul-. 0 .
• \ \ distribute the proceeds °fait, in this case. ~ •
.., . ' By the Court.
_' - s!,- -- ' ALFRED SUTTOisi, PYWVF• •
All persons interested will plasm taint ti r
notioe, that the undersigned auditor, will attend, for the
purpose of his appointment. at his office in Fourth st: ha H.
the ci.y of Pittsburgh, on Thursday the 17th of Await
next, at 2 o'clock, P. M., when trod where you are Tee .
quested to attend
jy 28-3 t.
BAILEY & Co.,
We are anthoraod to announce JOHN BOW %
FAT, of.Pioe tomato*, as a earataia* for Assigekb
*abject us acmittiodan of the Gawall.
GEO. W. LAYNG,