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love you, you little der- 1
, enthusiastic child to her I,
guard you this night, Mea.
I r4V Waht!' f ' cried the . other, and her cheek grew
Mauve ghastly than before, as the recollection of her en-
Minty nature was thus forced upon her. We have said
tilt/A.B4V was not •weak-minded; she loved and pitied
4111 outcast, but the circumstances ofthe moment,
the unearthly look with which the child herself
:referet ber, awakened the natural superstition of
ohe.pould not be supposed entirely divested, and
• the felt fora moment that the being before her was nut
.object for such a blessing.
' " ea, -but you mind what you tould me yesterday,"
ed. "NOW, !Maley. it's what I want you to
thry andrinikeMarv-the-Whey tell you some
''Doyen know who tht is?" said Manley, ict,errupt
ing hereon:Tat:don, and pointing to a figure movis) g along
at scomie'distance from the' path.
"Ay," said the other, "it's M'Cullough I think."
"And d0 . 70u know Where he's a comin' front Sally?"
"Why, it s like he's comin' from a kalie with the
"And do you know what it was, him and the onld
mot was oallogin' about, asthorel"
"Wbw, I suppose they were collogin' about ninny's
"Mush!' .but that's cute o' vou‘and do you know
thinkin' about now, Sall'' darlint?"
"Oah, Manley, what do you mean?" cried the girl.
hotv could I know, what he's thinkin' about 1—
bartia' I was as knowin' as , yourself."
"Well, and if I'd tell you now lanna? He's just
thinkin' of dhrownin" you and Johnny Fitzpatrick,
litaistdd man in Thribltet-na.Shie bevant. Ay, the who*
kit at kit, in troth!"
"Wesley!" cried the girl, grasping the arm of the up.-' e
de-sorceress who stood gazing in her face with an ex
premises' most mische‘ iously arch.
4 4eUi Sally," she cried, bursting into a loud and
hearty laugh, "you're a darlint! Now how could I
knewmore than yourself what he's thinkin' about? but
if it isn't that," she continued, assuming at once a more
serious tone; "maybe it's something nigh hand as bad,
for iee tenh between you and I, Ned M'Cullough's the
"My oh! but you're a droll we sowl!" said Sally,
careful how she would again excite the mirth 'of her
little fairy friend. "Sure what doyen know about Mr.
M'Cullough--and you're talkie'?"
"Well, maybe I - don't," said the child; "but faix I'm
thinkin' there'll be wigs in the green when Johnny
Sallypondered on these words; for, as we shall after
wards see, it was not a superstitious feeling alone which
induced her to attach importance to the communica
tion of this mysterious child. She understood, too. on
reflection, what she had not at first perceived, the force
of the allusion to Thubber-nu-Shic; for she believed—
but this we must admit was pun' superstition—that all
good fortune hadpassed away from her and her's, with
the mystic spring.
M'Cartan was sitting at the fire when his daughter
anl her companion entered the cottage. Ile was as
- usual somewhat under the influence of liberal potations,
butit Was curious to observe the mingled expression 4 ,ol
his cormtenance, indicative at the same time of anxious
thoughts, and an incapacity to keep any subject steadd
ly-before his mind's eye, which, like the eioi of an outer
7ettan, was no doubt, a little wild and wandering. He
bad, indeed, matter enough for the exercise of his sober
and entire judgment. During Sally's absence, brief as
ftwas, the indefatigable bonier - hail considerably ad
vanced his views, or, as M'Ccirtari believed; had given
powerful and most flattering proofs of his sincerity and
friendship. He had not been quite so explicit on all
points as the farmer might have desired; but his corn
aumications, though delicately obscure, were sufficient
ly-intelligible to justify the most sanguine expectation.
The truth is, Nl'Cartati had, for som- time past, fan
cied he perceived an inclination, on die part of 'his
frieod, to form an alliance with his house; but hitherto
his hopes had been founded on the most vague and dis
tant illusions—to-night the mat ter had been more freely
While Sally sat admiring the energy with which her
little-guest devoured a hearty supper, the old man care
fully avoiding his daughter's look, said—
"l doubt young Fitzpatrick doesn't mane to come
beck to us, Sally."
"Bless us, all, Father!" cried the other; "but Mr:
M'CuTleugh, that knows betthcr nor rue, allows that
',wisest he has got the loose foot, he'll be in no hurry
back.. Faith he does, Sally! he thinks that we have
sees the last of him."
A glance of intelligence passed between Sally and
"And what does Mr. M'Cullough know about him?"
said the former, with somewhat of scorn on her lip and
:Vervainly, Sally, he does. He knows more of the
ways of people than you or me;" and rearing that he
wouldbe regularly beaten from his ground of attack, he
stratify added, "he thinks, in troth, Johnny's an idle
hlattirguard, and will never do any good."
"And father," said the girl, coloring as she spoke,
"did you hear that word said of Johnny Fitzpatrick?"
"Now Sally, dear, don't be angrin' yourself! Sure
what amid 1 do, alarm. I tell you he's a wonderful
schidar, that_ M'Cullough, and a fine man intiroly; and
frietuily man, Sally; och it's him that is," said the
pocit farmer with' enthusiasm, "and God will reward
Warier it, if my prayers be's heard."
"Ochta be sure ice is; he's a wonderful good man,
Mealey," said the girl laughing bitterly, while Mealey
shook her little wise head at the absurd idea.
"Pia* father, mind what I tell you; that man's ma
kin' sfia:al o' you—in troth he is, and you'll know it
sooner than you think. Will you tell us now if he
wasn't a bad man, and had bad thoughts in his head,
why should he be comin' here with his ould croakin'
stories, to wrong the boy that never had a hard word
• front man or mankind afore?"
"Because he means to marry you himself, Sally," I
- said the other, with a mingled look of fear and triumph.
"Whiles-loo!" shouted the fairy; but whether in ad- 1
mint:ion of this announcement, or of her own prowess,
we cannot pretend to determine; for she had, at this
moment, succeeded in rending asunder the tendrils, by
means of which the flesh clung firmly round an enor-
WES marrow-bone; and holding up the naked trophy—
" That's the way to peal the clothes off it;" she cried;
"a'ntit, Paddy, my ould boy! Och murder, but he'd be
a wonderful scholar would humbug me out of my sup
per,andsit laughin' at me like pussy, there, when I'd.
ham nothing but a bare bone to pick! There, you cra
thur, never say I kep it from you.," and, in the exuber
ance of her spirits, she flung, the bone at the head of the
poor animal, which, however, with admirable adroit
ness, escaped the blow.
"Introth," said Sully, laughing, "if Mr. 111'Cullough
was here he'd be for given' you a helpin' hand at your
supper, Mealev—he's so friendly in himself!"
"Ay, in troth," said Mealoy; "and the so rra betther
ever you met at lav in' little afthcr him."
"WCatan saw that it could answer no good end to
=any further the present controversy on M'Cul
merits or designs. So bidding the two girls
good night, he toddled off to his bed, poorly satisfied
with the result of his experiment.
We may now say a few words of the last character
we have introduced to our readers. There was a mys
tery pound the origin and early fortunes of this unhappy
being, which, together with her own singular appear
ance, and a certain wild enthusiasm, heightened no
doubt by the circumstances of her life, had given rise
to the superstitious opinion universally entertained re
garding her. About eight years prior to the period of
which we speak, an infant, apparently about two years
of age, was discovered one bright mornircznear the fairy
well. .1:11n • being asked her name the child evinced con
siderable agitation and alarm; and to every solicitation
tudeclate something of iterEelf and her appearance there,
tar only replY was, "I darn't!" in a tone so fearful and
sublimed, that it was evident her fears had been most
poweirfully acted on by the individual, whoever it was,
tat had deserted her. At length, however, she was
=on so far as to confess that her name was
and that she bad come "from there beyant,"
pointing to the fart of Corrybracken, which, as our read
ers are aware, is situated on the hill just over Thubber
am-Side. When we consider the powerful influence
which fidty superstition has over the minds of our peas-
Intl, we cannot be surprised that this last unlucky ac
• kninsinagenient removed at once many charitable doubts
clowertiing poor Mealey's origin; for though . a path,
much frequented, ran close by the fosse of Casebrack.
en, and it was suggested that the foundling merely in.
sooloa to indicate the direction in which she had been
bros^attil there was a combination of circumstances
suiSxient toexcite a suspicion, which we all know when
*tie excited is net easily destroyed.
(TO DE CONTIS UED.
Subject to the decision of
THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
(11)c Daitu ,flionting post.
PHILLIPS & 3311TH, EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS
PITTSBURGH, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1843
CLAnlos COUNTY.—We fear that our democratic
friends in Clarion will have some difficulty in making
a nomination fur assembly. Mr. D B Lortc, the late
member, is strongly opposed by a portion of the party;
another portion as strongly urge his re-nomination.
The great objection male to Mr, Lotto is the support
he gave to the small note Bill atThc last session, but his
ftiends show that some of those who are now denounc
ing him for the course he pursued on that question. were
among the roast urgent in ' petitioning the Legislature
for the adoption of such a law,. and instructing their
representative to support such a bill. We are inform
ed that it seas local causes exclusively that induced the
people of Clarion and Mercer to desire the passage of
the small note bill, ssnd that the members voted for the
measure, not heCause they approved of the principle,
but froin a conviction that their constituents of all par
ties desired it as a temporary I chief. A large number
of the citizens of these counties are domestic creditors
Of the, State; it:was understood that the "relief notes"
were to be applied to liquidate their claiins, but when
the law was passed for the cancellation of these
notes, they have no other relief than the adoption of
the small note bill. Messrs. Kann and Goonwritof
Mercer, and Mr. LONG of Clarion, voted for the mea
sure with great reluctance, as we are informed by one
of them, and nothing would have induced them to do so
but the clear conviction that it was almost the unani
mous desire of their constituents.
It is it'Matter of regret, that after the experience of
pie last six or seven years any portion of thepeo-
plc should desire an extension of the privileges of the
Banks, and particularly a privilege that would enable
them to flood the State once more with issues of small
notes, which would be still more worthless than the pa
per that they are now permitted to circulate. and which
many of them still refuse or are unable to redeem.—
To talk about granting them such privileges with "pro
per restrictions,"is an absurdity that no man of common I
sense should entertain for a moment. Every man of
ordinary observation, knows that no restrictions can be
placed on banks that they are not permitted to violate,
or that they will not violate in defiance of the restraining
powers. If we must have such institutions, it must be
under a better form than they now exist, if the commu
' nity expect to derive any permanent benefit from them;
and above all, we must guard against permitting them
to return to that system of paper money specula
tion, that a few years since spread commercial ruin
and financial confusion through every portion of our ex
NEXT GOVERNOR.—The Jefferson "Backwoods
man," is out in a strong article in favor of FRANCIS R.
SHURE, as the next democratic candidate for Gover
nor. The sentiments of the Backwoodsman are a good
indication of the feelings of the democracy of Jefferson,
and we don't know an occasion on which we found
them or their organ, acting inconsistently with the
correct policy of the party.
• rjr A writer in the Gazette suggests that to a sub
stitute for the Acqueduct, a dam be built either in the
Allegheny or t.tif month of the Ohio, with an outlet
lock free of talk; The citizens of Allegheny and Pitts
burgh would have equal advantage of a slack-water
itemons.—We heard a report yesterday that one of
the candidates for Sheriff had declined. This we know
to be untrue; they are stiil all in the field, and will not
withdraw until after the meeting of the county conven
tion. The members of the party in the wards and
townships should be on their gunrd, and give no credit
to such reports respecting any of the candidates.
Another rumor stated thatA. Brackenridge, Esq.,
had declined being a candillare for Congress; it will be
seen by a note from that gentleman, published in anoth
er column, that there is no truth whatever in the re
The Gazette denies that it printed the hand
bills that were circulated by some of the antimasons in
1842, for the purpose of defeating a portion of their
own ticket but while it makes this denial, it is very
careful not to utter a word of condemnation of the lead
ers who distributed them. Even if the public could
believe that the Gazette had no hand in printing the
hills, which was but a small part of the offence, how
will it excuse the treachery of its party leaders in cir
culating them, or what assurance can it give that they
will not play the same slippery game over again?—
It admits that some of its party may have 'had a
hand in getting it up," but it is quite innocent of all
further knowledge of it. This admission is something,
and if the editor will tax his memory or his candour a
little further, he will, we are certain, be able to give the
public a full history of the antimasonic treachery that
defeated the whir portion of the union ticket last fall.
FOREIGN NEWS Ex excTED.---The Hibernia and
Great Western are both our, and are expected daily.—
Theformer said from Liverpool on the 4th, and the lat
ter on the sth.
SERVED RIGHT.-A man named Alexander Mc-
Donald, by trade a blacksmith, was arrested at Pough
keepsie on the 12th inst., and on the 14th tried, convic
ted and sentenced to the county jail for ninety days, for
committing assaults of a gross character on females in
the public street.
W' The Gazette thinks, after reading the state
ments of Dr. HAYS and Mr. McCemnt.v.ss, that the
difference between them will turn out to be the "dilTer
ence between We will, and He will."
aP A writer in yes tenlay's Gazette draws a com
parison between Judge BAIRD and the "old fellow
down there," and attempts to show that the Judge's
conduct towards abolition and the devil's mode of as
sailing Christianity, are very much alike. Such argu
ments must have great influence in advancing the abo-
[ The trial of Wyman, Skinner and Brown, for
embezzlement and larceny of the funds of the Phcenia
Bank, Charlestown, is now in progress.
IZi"A vender of "choice foreign roses," placed the
devotees of Flora in Hudson, uncle; great obligatione
last fall, by allowing them to pay $5. - Ter dozen for th
roots. They were nourished with great cam and this
summer proved to be very pretty achoiaeberry bushes.
glr An enlightened traveller setts, that one thous
and tons of tobacco juice are annually squirted over the
face of God's creation, and that twenty tons of ivory
are worn out in chewing the weed, every seven years.
O'er etattzo.—The Hon. J. B. Lamar, elected
last year a member of Congress from Georgia, has ro
eigned his teat In that body.
Snet.t....The New York, Banks lune ;bent LSI
millions, the Boston Banks 8 mil ianr, lad the New
Orleans Banks 6 millions.. 26i in all.
'The number of slump in Russia in 1341, was
3,840,316. The greatest number was in the govern_
ment of Tauris, viz: 600,000. In Kharkoff, 500,000.
arThe Esquimaux attain the height of but four feet
three inches, and the Mougul Tartars but fourfeet nine
The Hon. G. H. Profrit, is lying ill at Brown's
Hotel, in IVa.shington City.
Buffalo Theatre was opened for the fall
season on Monday night last. Dan Marble was the
Sears Ike.—The intelligence communicated from
Independence and Pawnee Rock, to the St. Louis Re- '
publican, is anything but flattering to the Santa Fe
train who have been on the route some weeks. It is
supposed one portion of the company has fallen to the
Texan marauders, and the Indians, emboldened by the
conduct of the armed Texans, are also commencing
their depredations, hanging about the skirts of the com
pany and stealing whatever they could lay their hands
on. The Camanches were concentrating themselves
into a large body on their road about Pawnee Fork, and
it was expected by the traders, who were prepared for
the most desperate resistance, that they would be com
pelled to fight their way through.
NEW YORK CITY.-A proposition is before the Com
mon Council to reduce the salaries of nearly all the
public officers. The proposed reduction will make a
difference in favor of the new measure of about $30, -
Goon.--The Democrats of Hamilton county. are
going to send Dr. Duncan to Congress once more.
Acciancr.—A negro deck band while engaged in
arranging some freight on the John Aubon, on her last
trip to St. Louis, was kicked overboard by a horse
and lost. He belonged to Cincinnati.
Deprecating the acerbity that appears to prevail in
some quarters, in the canvass for the Democratic
nomination fur Congress, I have only to say that those
gentlemen who are stating that I have withdrawn my
name, are mistaken. My name is just where it has
been placed, and it will remain so, until the Conven
tion decides what it is worth.
Augmst 21, 1843. ALEX. BRACKENRIDGE
The Richmond Whig says that running for therres
ideney is something like running for your hat when it
hasbeen carried away by a high wind, and it very
amusingly runs a parallel of resemblance in the follow-
'The best way for him who runs forhis hat or the
Chief Magistracy, is to keep close upon it for sometime.
Don't break your neck after it; like Mr. Calhoun; nor
let it be blown quite out of ,11..71t as Messrs. Benton and
Buchanan do. Still less go sruttching at it, at every
step, like glorious John, ducking and diving after it,
when you are not within a mile of it. Be steady, and
yet be swift. Try, too. to look particularly disengaged
all the time, as if you were only going about your bu
siness. Be quick, but cautious; and watch your op
portunity—for all depends on that. Run on, if possi
ble, till you get some distance ahead of-it, then if no
cross whad comes to snatch it from your grasp—stand
still, turn round, and folks will see it coming to you,
instead of you after it. Still, when the decicive me
i meat comes, don't be too sure; don't fling yourself flat
upon it; as if certain of it; no, nor set down right on
end, as if you had only to let it run into your arms; but
rather squat upon your hams, so that you shall be able
shift your position in some innocent degree;and then,
with arms spread as skillfully as the wings of 3 part
ridge-net, v i sit for it to come. Now, when you have it
as good as agged, (and not till now,) make a rapid
dive, Anil as you duck, seize it by the crown. Having
now taken it with the sum bail-writ and your thumb and
fore-fingers, lift it high in the air, wave it thrice about
your victorious head, salute with extended arm the
admiring beholders, stick it on yanr noddle as if it•grew
there. smile pleasantly, as if you and your hat under
stood each other perfectly, and had equally enjoyed the
sport, and walk oil about your business, as if nothing
at all had happened, just as 'Hurry Clay' will do, not
very long hence.'
Now, to our notion, 'one Harry Clay' is not the mod
el of a 'bat catcher,' though the whip seem to regard
him as such. Let us see—inlB24 or thereabout, he
was out after the hat presidential, and could do no more
than to enable another to catch it, white he sat down
bareheaded and out of breath, in the lino of 'safe pre
cedents.' Give us the patronage and we will catch
the hat,' said he at that time, hut ever, as be has had
his finger to all appearances just upon it, the breeze of
opinion has whisked it from his grasp and he has found
nothing but dirt in his hails. In '32 he called Mr. Bid
dle to his aid, that both together might corner the hat.
It was 'now Nicholas' and 'now Harry,' and they jump
ed about like Kangaroos doubling and turning to se
cure the beaver, and endeavoring to drive it under the
lee of the Bank. But the hat was not to be bad. In
. _ .
1836, Harry Clay was not permitted to run for the hat,
and his previous adventures in that pursuit had shown
him to be altogether deficient as a hat catcher. In
1840, they gave him a dinner as a quietus, anctsome
body else carried off the prize; so that, if he is able to
secure it in 1844, he must have greatly improved bvth
i speed and dexterity.—Pennsylvanian.
rrEXTEti SIVE FORGERIES.—The Utica (N.
Y,) Gazette of Wednesday, says:—"A series of the_
most extensive forgeries ever perpetrated in this sec
tion of the country, came to light on Monday of this
week. The forger is Charles S. Billings, who has been
for many years a merchant in good standing, and large
ly engaged in the droving business at Earlville, Madi
son county. He left Earbille the latter part of last
week. taking with him a girl of bad character, and was
last seen at Auburn on Friday, in company with her.
Suspicions that all was not right began to be entertain
ed by some of the banks having his paper, shortly be
fore his absconding, and some were fortunate enough
to get theirpay or new securities from him before he
started on his route.
_ . .
The forgeries are principally of endorsers' names,
and on some of the notes there are genuine signatures
intermixed with forged ones. The whole amount of
paper wholly forged thus far ascertained is about $12,-
000. The Ontario Bank has about $2,500: the Bank
of Central New York $1,500 in notes and $1,500 in
securities, received from him, the latter supposed to
be genuine, the Bank of Waterville $lOOO, with one
good signature; the Bank of Whitestown about $BOO,
with one gennine; endorser; the Bank of Chenango
$2,000; the Madison County Bank had two notes of
$1,500 and one of $lOOO, thefirst of which was paid
by Billings; and Mr. Watson of Whitestown, a note of
$7OO for borrowed money.
It is feared that still more are to come:to light. Officer
Hall of this city started in pursuit on Monday evening.
Billings, is unmarried, and about 30 years of ago."
Ireland will force herself on the attention of the
world's poll ticion,,whether he will or not. Her posi
tion is now one of the proudest amongst the nations !
How great are her grievances; how calmly does she
bear them; yet how vigorously she tries to remove them!
How much philosophy does she mix in her treatment
of those heartaching ills that have grown in her
system for centuries ! What a grand practical lesson
she is now teaching the world! Every day she assumes
new and more distinct feature' of nationality and na
tional power. A singular history is hers. And yet
how little do we know of it ! Her present condition,
it is true, has been forced upon us by repeated discus
sion. But of her ages of glory, of government, of litera
ture, of poetry, of music—her soul-inspiring music—
how little is known by our community ! Not one man
in a thousand knows a particle of all these things. We
do not account for the fact; we only assert it.—Albany
ANLWAL MAGNETISM.-A Dr. Boynton, accompa•
flied by a pretty black-ej - ed girl 16 years of age, is lec
turing on the above subject at Nashville, Tenn. Ma
ny &inverts are made, especially among the young men.
FOR THE HORRIFIC' POST
LA"oristke Savanna Reptikiew I.] Bing sugar from oar* It it considerkera More profitiii
FROM FLORIDA., ble business than that of producing it from beets, in
By the arrival of the steamer St. Matthews, Captain consequence of the more simple , machinery which Is
McNelty, we have received the Jacksonville Tropical required to extract the saccharine matter, and convert.
Plant, of the sthinst., together with the following let- it into sugar. Experiments to test its practicability
. are in preparation throughout the west. The Kale
ter from our correspondent of that office:
JACKSONVILLE, E. F. llmazoo Gazette has an advertisement of a. mill which
Tropical Plant Office, Aug. 11, 1843. is constructed for the purpose of extracting the juice
GENTLEMEN: We have had, fur the past few day's,', from the stalk. The Nashville Banner has a notice of
the must driving and drenching rains I ever witnessed process of manufacturing in that region. The cost of a
or read of. The drops have fallen so thick and fast mill is stated to be six dollars. The juice can be made
that the extended hand could not be seen, and the dis- , into sugar as readily as the sap from the maple. Corn
Lance appeared like an impenetrable northern mist.— standing in the field may be cut, ground up, and con-
Florida is a peculiar country, however;—and among its verted into an elegant svrup in 3or 4 hours. The
peculiarities, none are more unaccountable than these writer thinks he can make sixty gallons of molasses
tremendous darkening rains, which occur nowhere else. per acre, which at the retail prices in the neighborhood
Meteorology teaches that lofty mountainous countries will afford a profit of 28 or 30 dollars.
are the only recipients of heavy incessant flooded rains, I
and to the students in this science, I will lortte the
task of solving the problem, how we in our low, sandy
peninsula, enjoy the same bounteous display of Provi
dence, which is only attributed to a more favored coun
try, leaving out our proximity to the Tropic.
Our business news is dull, and our little city pre
sents the sanikaspect. Our merchants and citizens
have nearly all gone to the north on business or recre
ation, and we are as solitary and dull as we would
Some little remark has been made incident to the
late removal of Mr. Budding, the Whig Postmaster at
Whitesville; he has been succeeded by Mr. Coy, the
reverse of his predecessor in politics. The majority
of the people think it rather "small potatoes" to carry
political matters in so trifling a business, and hi a ter
I am very much afraid that the accounts which you
have received, of so great an influx of foreign popula
tion in our territory, under the population act, is erro
neous. I grant that the number of permits which have
issued from the different land offices, as reported in our
Florida papers, are correct. But :et the editors of
prints, who have made the statements, note but the
appearing scarceness of the community in which they
reside, and the absence of any familiar faces, and he
will see at once who are the new settlers of Florida. I
counted this evening one hundred persons of Duval
county, who had received permits, and settle down
South, &c. This is but "rubbing Peter to pay Paul,"
and I do not hesitate to hazard the assertion that more
than one half of those who have taken up lands under
the law of Congress, are former citizens of Florida.
This letter is rather lengthy, but I cannot conclude
without relating a melancholy occurrence which passed
a week or so back, in the neighborhood of Alligator.
The father of a family, consisting of a wife and two
sons, in the vicinity of that place was taken sick, and
during his illness, there being no food in the house, the
wife took the gun for the purpose of procuring game.
Having wandered out of the way, she got lost, and af
ter three days' solitary adventure in the wilderness, she
at last, weary and sick, found her home, and her hus
band a corpse. Being unable to act further, she sent
her eldest boy to the house of a neighbor, some seven
or eight miles off, for assistance; the little fellow shortly
after his arrival in the friendly roof through previous
sickness and present excitement beyond his years, be
came ill, and before he could tell his tale died; a few
days after the house was visited, when, oh'. deplorable
Right. along side of the father was found the dead bo
dies of his wife and remaining son. The talc is short
but true. They all had perished through starvation.—
The tear of sympathy will freely flow when recounting
such events. Yours, &c.
rg;THE ROMAN CATHOLICS arc erecting a splen
did edifice for public worship at Alton, Illinois.
RESTRAINTS ON MARRIA.GE. - A London paper gives
the following:—"Sir J. K. Bruce gave judgment in
the Vice Chancellor's Court last week on a point re
specting wills. A testator in 1834 made a will, by
which he gave a share of his estate to his daughter and
her issue, but by a codicil, added in 1836, be provided
that his property should pass over to other persons if
his daughter should ever marry. The daugter did
marry, and the 'other persons' stepped forward to claim
the money. The Judge said that all such restraints
upon marriage were void by the English law; and the
declaration of the Court was thut the lady should keep
FOREIGN SPIRIT9.—Tho• quantity, value and duty
on foreiga spirits, imported al the port of New York
in the year 1842, were as follows:
Gallons. Value. Duties.
911,629 $440,714 $236,123,30
All.ts (1 r Y —AttrJa, Chi°, h is fo•tr woollen fac
tories, and a fifth just going into operation. 120,000
lbs. of Wool have been bought there this season, at an
average of 23 cents per pound.
Janl2i \Villiams, the murderer of his wife, in
St Mary's county, Md., it is believed, passed through
Rockville, Md., on Monday last. The Journal says,
he only stopped to take a drink of "grog" at one of the
taverns. He has in all probability, tone to Leesburg,
Va., thence through the mountainous portions of that
country,—avoiding large places, on his way to Texas.
There is no question as regards the identity of the man.
as a negro met him, and knew him well, but did not
know of the circumstances relaxing to the murder.
AN HONEST DOT.—That "honesty is the best poli
cy," was illustrated some years since, under the follow
ing- circumstances, detailed by the Rochester Delllll
- A lad was proceeding to an uncle's to petition
him for aid for his sick mother and her children, when
he found a wallet containing $5O. The aid was refu
sed, and the distressed family was pinched with want.
The boy revealed his fortune to his mother, but ex
pressed a doubt about using any portion of the money,
His methot confirmed his good resolution—the pocket
book was advertised and the owner found. Being a
man of wealth, upon learning the history of the family
he presented the $5O to the sick mother, and took
the boy into his service; and he is now one of the moat
successful merchants in Ohio! Honesty always brings
its reward—to the mind if nut to the pocket.—N. Y.
CONFESSED IRE ACT.—The Bridgeton (N. J.
Chronicle-says that the black girl arrested on suspicion
of poisoning the late Mr. Seely, Esq., and attempting
to poison Mrs. Seely. has made a confession of the fact.
She admitted she mixed arsenic with the butter, with
the design of destroying both her master and mistress.
The only motive that can be assigned for the act is, that
she was aware thatthere was money in the house, and
supposed that she could effect her escape with it after
they were out of the way. She made an attempt to
"break jail," but was unsuccessful.—Bait. Sun.
DEPARTURE OF CHRISTINA COCHRAN,
OR GILMOU R
Passage having been taken by Capt. McKay, fur .
himself and prisoner, on board the packet ship Liver
pool, she was surrendered on Wednesday by the U. S.
Marshal, and is now on her way to Europe. An el
derly lady named Cochran, belonging to the same
neighborhood with the prisoner, having also taken pas
sage in the ship, she was engaged to take care of her.
The room in which the mate usually sleeps has been
given up for her accommodation, and every thing has
been done to render her comfortable on the voyage.
She was taken on board in the custody of S. Rapelje,
Dopnty, Marshal, and Capt. Thorn, keeper of the Eld
ridge street prison, and officially surrendered to Capt.
McKay when the vessel got off Sandy Hook, soon af
ter which the offiters returned to the city in a steamboat
which had accompanied them. Christina expressed
herself deeply grateful for the kind'treatment she had re-
Iceived here, and declares when "her trial is over, she
will come back and remain in this country fur the re•
mainder of her life." Her greatest regret in returning
is the fear of meeting her father, whose treatment to
wards her appears to have been very severe and cruel.
—N. Y. Express.
BEET AND CORN SUGAR
The citizens of the West have turned their attention
to the production of domestic sugar. In most localities
they are not favored with the sugar maple, and conse
quently other sources were sought out, from which to
derive a supply of this necessary article. In 1837, a-4
company was formed at White Pigeon, Michigan, for
the manufacture of Beet Sugar. The deep light soil
of the beautiful prairie upon which this village is loca
ted, and of the surrounding country, were peculiarly ad-
apted to the cultivation of the Beet. In aid of this en- •
terprise the Legislature granted a loin of $5,000 in the
winter of 1839. The necessary buildings were erected
and the apparatus procured, and 200,000 lbs. were
produced the year succeeding, Since that time, other
manufactories, on a less extensive scale have been
established, in various parts of the Westerncountry.
But a new discovery hadbeen untde—diat of protict-
(41.7 AAREL - AND MURDER --Yesterday morning,
Thomas McGuire opened a new porter house at 246
Mott street, and soon after, Wm. Cullen and James F.
Blaney went there accompanied by Michael Finnen; the
two first named of the three, who had some time since
had a difficulty, beingunder the influence of liquor Cul
len and Blaney soon commenced quarreling with each
other, Cullen wanting Blaney to fight him, and tapped
Blaney several times on the lace. - Cullen then asked
Blaney to shake hands with him, which the latter refu
sed to do—and took off his neck handkerchief. Cul
len then said to him, if you strip any more you will have
to fight me. Cullen then struck at Blaney with his fist,
and McGuire seizing hold of Cullen, took him from Bla
ney, and led him into the back room, Blaney who was
then sitting on the counter, got up off it, and taking a
dirk knife that laid shut from off the counter, and advan
ced to the door of the back room (where Cullen was
standing) and opening the blade ,of the knife, went in
and seized Cullen by or near the neck with his left hand,
and with the knife in his right hand stabbed Cullen—
, plunging the weapon into the lower part of the left side
upwards with great force, and inflicting a mortal wound.
He then withdrew the knife, stabbed Cullen again in
the arm, and dropping the knife, walked out of the
room. Cullen cried out "I am stabbed," and fell upon
Ithe floor. He was carried to an Apothecary's at the
corner of Houston street and the Bowery, where stimu
j lams were administered, but being unable to speak. he
was carried to the City Hospital, where he died a little
after three o'clock. Soon after the fatal deed was
done, officer Bird arrested Blaney, as he was about to
leave the house of McGuire, and taking him to the up
per Police office, Justice Taylor examined the witnesses
in the case, and committed Blaney to prison for the fel
ony. Both Cullen and Blaney, though not members,
have been runners after Engine N0..3, as we are inform
ed at the tipper Police. The Coroner will hold an in
quest on the body of Cullen, this morning, at 9 o'clock.
—Neu York Sun.
CHELSEA WALKING MATCH.—Elworth and Fogg
have accomplished 450 miles.
Elworth's time of walking. 109 hours, 29 minutes, 38
seconds. Shortest time one mile, 9 minutes I second;
longest time one mile, 18 minutes 1 second.
Fogg's time of walking, 104 hours, 55 minutes, 36
seconds. Shortest time one mile, 10 minutes, 10 sec
onds; longest time one mile, 17 minutes one second.
Fogg leads Elworth 4 hours, 24 minutes, 3 seconds,
in 450 miles. Both now in good trim.—Bay State
The following extract is from an oration of a gentle
man in Missouri, delivered in a meeting house on the
glorious Fourth of July:
Fellow Citizens:—Shouts of victory come up from
the neighboring marshes—the cry of freedom deafens
the voices of nature, and all nature sings aloud for joy!
On this glorious occasion I have not words to express
the sentiments of my mind—when I think of the great
doings of our posteriors, how they licked the British,
and my father was in the army, and I was not born,
and my mother warn't courted yet, and the country was
freed from British slavery by the aloriou:: rtrini of Tho
mas Jefferson and General Jackson. On this day I
call on you to gird on your swords and beat your spears
into plough shares and cry aloud and spare not. On
this day let the cannon roar aloud—let the flag be waft
ed on high—let the gleaming of your sword, flash in the
sun—let the shouts of freedom fill the air—let the
trumpet send forth its blasting strains—and let the
gentleman who borrowed my umbrella, bring it back
as soon as possible.
ROUGH AND TUMBLE
The N. 0. Tropic tells the following story:—A
Frenchman who knew very little of our language, and
unfortunately got into a difficulty with a back country
man, and fight he must, and that too, rough and tumble.
But before he went at it, he was very anxious to know,
.what he should cry out if he found himself whipped;--a
ter being informed, that when he was satisfied, all that
he would have to do would he to cry out enough; at it
they went—but poor Monsieur, in his difficulties, forgot
the word, and findinghis eyes likely to be removed from
their sockets, he began to cry out; but instead of saying
what he was told, he commenced bawling lustily, hur
rah! hurrah!! t hurrah!!! To his astonishment. the
countryman kept poundingand gouging the ha rder,when
Monsieur finding there was no use in halloing, turned
mid went to work in such good earnest, that it was not
' long before the countryman sung out in a stentorian
voice, enough! Say that again, says the Frenchman.—
Enough! enough!! cried he again. When the French
man, in his turn. broke out—"Begar dat is de vara word
I was try to say long time ago."
13Lot:dews.—Under a law of the colony of Con
necticut, relating to "young men and maidens," at a
Court held May 1, 1669, "Jacobeth Alurlino and Sarah
Tuttle were prosecuted for shrill! , down on a chest to
gether, his armo about her waiste,l and her acme upon
his shoulder or about his neck, and ctnn inning in that
sinful posture about half an hour, in which time he kyss
ed her and she kyssed him, or they kyssed one another,
as ye witnesses testified."
Sarah and Jacobeth were each of them -sentenced to
pay 20s. to the treasurer for not keeping within the stat
There is a groat deal of truth, logic, sound reasoning
and philosophy, in the following text and comments,
which we find in the N. IL Gazette:
"The world 's undergone a nice alteration since my
time, certainly. My belief is that there ain't any boys
left—that there ain't such a thing as a boy—tint there's
nothing between a male baby and a man— tad that
all the boys went out with his blessed M k i esty, King
George the Second."—Boa.
This is a remark of John Willet ofthe May-pole,
one of the characters in Bamabv nudge, and it con
tains more truth titan fiction. The times have indeed
sadly changed. One entire portion of human life is
struck out. It is now babyhood or manhood. There
is no conservative state—< we do not speak politically.)
Once there were intermediate states of boyhood—a
barefooted and bean-porridge eating state—a spelling
and cyphering period—when there were boys to do the
chores and go errands—when apprentice indentures
were in fashion, and the line between boyhood and
manhood was well defined by "freedom of suit." But
there are no such things now. The child steps out of
his diaper and frock into a "long tail coat" and calf
skin boots. He exchanges the nipple for the cigar.,
, No one of the present generation has ever seen a
real bona fide "nine days old" pot of bean porridge.
Noah Webster's spelling book is crowded out of schools
by high works on Philosophy and Metaphysics. There
are no apprentices now. Young men take lessons in
the trade they fancy and set up for themselves. John
Willet was right as a "general principle," though he
was wrong in this "particular case."
But the present generation is as destitute of girls as
of boys It is either baby or lady—clout or bustle—
nursery or parlor. The mother tends her infant or
waits upon her daughter. Instead of spinning flax for
their father's shirts, they reel silk for the ladies' fair.
and instead of knitting stockings and mending trowsers
for their brothers they work lace and make stays for
themselves. The mother milks, churns, washes and
irons, and the young ladies read novels, dress, make
and receive calls. They make parties instead of pud
ding, and cook from the book rather than from knowl•
We should be delighted to see a generation of boys
and girls—in looks, action and dress—we should then
hope :for health and strength, industry and sobriety,
frugality and economy, prosperity and happiness. We
go for protection to this class of the community. Ev
ery father should impose a tariff: one that should
amount to an entire prohibition on the introduction of
fashionable follies into the family. He should protect
and enforce home industry. He and his wife and chil
dren should enter into a "Home League" on the subject.
This is the tariff that will restore confidence. This is
the bank that will:freely discount and never suspend.
FIRST NIGHT OF THE SEASON. ' ••
The public arr , re.Tctfully informed that the above
place of atnu....?:n-!it will urri an this earning, Nee.
day, August 2-2. 1343, with a select and ' 'Calented
The boo ;e his been thoreurlily redecorated, painted
and cleansed: the third tier of boxes being grafted with
beautiful portraits of the -Presidents of die Unhad.
States, painted by Mr. Courant, an artist of Irma cat
lebrity, and a. Portrait Painter of first standing; the •••
cona tier, painted by Mr. Hastings,consists of rinds
and Landse the first der, paited ii)y Mr. PhlWtelli,
consisting serie's of I andsrapes, together with a ,
The Saloon will be conducted on strictly temperance
principles, under the direction of Mr. John Day. .. .
• .1-Trie Company has been selected frcrin the beat rjar.-
atms in the Union, and a great number of new p
will be performed, with new dresses,
scenery, om. ..-
In addi tiort to the company alre ady here, mrielee.
meats have been made so as to secure 8 tXBBIIIBBII,
change of Actors diuing the season.
Miss. Hildrith and Mr. Fredericks are . esesirat'"
and will shortly appear. Also, .. , •
Miss Clarendon, Mr. C. A. Logan, Mr. SessifenL
Miss Eliza Logan, A. A. Addams, Myers,
who are on their way here and will Shortly appear.
Lesse, Mr. Hastings; Acting Manager, Mr. Rao=
-stein; Stage Manager, Mc Gam: •
On Tuesdaewing, August $2, 1343, will be present
- gdtte Nautical Drama of the
Floating Beacon; Or, The Light of Delia ;
Anderstolf, Mr. Gann, Frederick, Mrs. Hastings.
Jack Junk, " Hastings, Marietta, " Penes.
Sailors, &c., by company. Christina, Miss L. Gann.
During the Drama, Mr. Hastings will sing the Star'
Spangled Banner and Torn Starboard.
Song, M. Hastings—Rory O'More, Mrs. Hastings.
To conclude with the beautiful conic:4oo*
WEATLIERCOCK; OR, LOVE ALONE cell FLXIbB6- .
In which Master Hastings, only 6 years old, Will siajr
' . taro the past of Sneer. .
PRICES OF ADMISSION. — Dre” Circle, 50 ewer s
Second Tier, 374 cents; Pit, 25 cents; Upper Tier, 121
cents. The box sheet will be kept open daily frail 10
to 12 and from 3to 5 o'clock, wheue seats can be pro- -
cured on application to the Treasurer.
The most rigid order will be expected .end enforced
',roper officers appointed for that purpose,
1 -4- AM'S BOOK and GRAHAM'S MAGAZINEY,
The September numbers of these splendid month
lys received at the St. Clair street Agency and Litera
ry Depst, opposite the Exchange. ruig 22-6 t
Lady Blesaingtor . es New NoveL
VT M. FO STER has just received Lady Mea
" •singtou s new novel. "Meredith." Also, the
"TwiriF,," l,v Frederika Bremer, to he had at theft
Clair street 9eency and Literary Depot, ope Ate-the
Eichange. aug 22-6 t
MARK MANLY. TUE SKIPPER'S LAD.—A
JL stirring tale of Boston, during the Stamp Act
and Tea Party days; with reminiscenses of Adams,
liancock, &c., received by W. M. Foster, at his Ager
cc and Literary Depot, St. Clair street, opposite amp
Exchange. Price 11)...i cents. aug 22-6 t
IHEREBY certify that I have known a number 4-
puople who have taken Dr. McLane's Liver Piris,
and have been much bencfitted by them, and I believe
them to be the best pills for liver complaints, and fee
general use, of any pill now before the public.
I hereby certify that I have been afflicted for 6 yam
with a liver complaint; and have applied to difenst
physicians, and all to little or no effect, until I min
use of Dr. McLane's Pills. In taking two boxes of them'
I am nearly restored to perfect health.
Millersburg'', near Pittsburgh, August 16, 1843 II
idr For sale at the Drug Store of
aug ‘2"2 corner 4th and Wad streets, Pittsburgh.
G RO A V ar E on H i I h L r L t:
d th e e cease lated.residenThepeel ofacegp.
is well stocked withchoice fruit triers, vines, &e,.
Also, a convenient tenement lately occopiedby
Pusi , e4sion will be given nn the first of October next-
For term apply to GEO. COCHRAN, Der.;
I:sn LADIES and GENTLEMEN of thiseky
have been rescued from the very great embii. -
rissment'l of a miserable style of penmanship, by Wm
tending J. J. Estee's writing institute, and still therein)
an opportunity for all who have any desire to latrine
in this, the most useful of all arts, to follow in.tbe feels
steps of their predecessors, and like them, be jeellif •
ranked among the best penmen of the city. Mr. E., Ewen
his long experience and unparalleled success in teeth
ing the above art, is warranted in assuring all who fa
vor him with their patronage, that they will more Uses
realize their fondest anticipations. His institute hi*.
moved to Market street, between 3d and 4th st.s.,, nest
door to Mr. Carter's Book Store, which is a nteetlew -
lightful place for an institute of the kind; Ladies sod
Gentlemen, will you call and examine his huge on&
splendid assortment ofdrawings, all of which are ez
ted with the pen. Sure in its flight, though sari& es
Eagle's wings, command and the bold figure spring*,
He has also a splendid assortment of specimens of b e es -
pupils' improvement, which cannot but convince lbw
most fastidious of the utility of his system of pewees
ship. The Institute will be open for the reception or
his class (which are at present large and interesting,)
at all hours during day and evening. For further Two.
ticulars, inquire at his office, or at Mrs. White's bouni-'
ing house, corner of Fourth and Liberty streets.
N. B. The Ladies' Chi,. ill meet at 2 o'clock, P.M.
I respectfully offer myself as a candidate for the of
fice of Coroner, subject to the action of the Democrat
ic Convention. DANIEL WEARTS.
STACY LLOYD, JR
STAGY LLOYD. jr., having a , sociated with him
Mr. A. G. REINHART, will continue the Oro.
cery and Produce Business, at his old stand, N 0.140,
Liberty street, Pittsburgh, under the style and firm of
LLOYD & CO.
ldition to a general Grocery and Produce
Business, the suscribers offer their services to their
friends and the public, for the sale of any articles de
signed for this market. Also, for receiving and for.
warding all kinds of merchandise, &cc., to or from the
west, and trust that the practical experience they Imes
had in the above business in this city for some years
past. will enable them to give entire satisfaction to those
who may favor them with their custom.
STACY LLOYD & CO.,
aug 21-1 Ot
MOKED HERRINGS.-25 boxes smoked her
rings just received and for sale by
HAILMAN, JENNINGS & CO..
43, Wood street.
Port of Pittsburg!).
Reported by Sh.ebte and Mitehtll, General Stems
Boat Agents, Water street.
ETWENTY-TWO INCHES WATER IN THE CHANNEL.
According to Coppet Mark, at the Woocl street Serer
Bridgewater, Boise, Cincinnati
Belf.tat, Smith, new.
Oella, Bowman, Cincinnati
reScreamville is the name of a town in Louisiana•
Wonder if Governor Yell was born there Ask Got.
.A. G. RISINHAST.