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    of his humiliation, when he would hardly have be
queethedhis rejected body to an anatomical lecturer-- t
here was a female, not merely caring for his potion in
general, but for some parts of it in particular--bdi poor
throatund precious chest, his delicate trachea and irri
tilde bronchial tubes, and his tender lungs. Never
theless, no onerous tax was imposed cm his gratitude.
The only return required—und how could he refuse
itt—was his taking a temperance, or, rather u total ab
stinence pledge, for his own benefit.
So he supped his semi-solids, and swallowed his
41111 filop6 merely remarking, on one occasion, after a rath
•ek vitami course of arley-water, that, if his con
, evattption in
ncreased, he b
thought he should 'try Madei
(AA, aid he!'
Yes, madam; but Nor . ) cautiously. That is to say,
by a whole island, but only a bottle at a time.
the-mean time, Mr. Withering continued as
'Taira* as , a patridge, and 23 rO4V as a red-streak apple.
No symptoms of the imputed disease made their ap
"mance. He slept well; ate well of sago, &c.;
drank well of barley-water, and the like: and shook
hands with a palm not quite so hard and dry as a dead
palm of the desert. He had neither hectic flushes nor
shortness of breath; nor yet pain in the chest, to which
several physiciams, in consultation, applied their steth-
:.Ile. A. hearing nothing at all.
. Dr. B nothing in particular.
-: , Dt. C. nothing wrong.
- ' And Di-. E. distinctlybearing a c.id-litie voice pro
elaitriitig "All right."
. - Mr. Withering, nevertheless, W 3.3 dying—if n ot. of
- Conautription, of ennui—the mental weariness of which
he mistook for the physical lassitude so characteristic
Of the other disease.
In spite, therefore, of the faculty, he clung to the
cal idea that he was a blighted drysaltet wither
'hagepretriaturelv on his stem---another victim of unre-
Atittellove, whom the utmost care could retain but a
Aim , short Months from his cold grave—a conviction he
:'expressed to poste ri ty .
in a sYries of Petrarchlan son
-4140; and in plain prose to his house-keeper. who only
'irtiitried to more rigidly on what she termed her xregi
mental rules" for his regimen. with the appropriate
• "taiditirm of Iceland moss—a recipe to which he quietly
-' tuhmitted, though obstinately rejecting other pmscrip.
''ficini of provincial origin—namely, senils beaten up
"'with -milk. In vain she told him her own experience
in Flanders, that they were reckoned not only nourish
itatbat relishing by the Belgians, who after chopping
tbe. : , up with bread crumbs and sweet herbs, broiled
' them in the shells, in each of which a small hole was
Tned.e, to enable the French epicure to blow out. the
contents. Her master decisively set his face against
the experiment, alleging, plausibly enough, that the op
eration ef 'snails must be too slow for any galloping i
There was, however, one experiment, of which, on
his own recommendation, Mr. Withering resolved to i
make a trial—change of air of courseinvolving a I
- change of scene. Accordingly, packing h i s best suits
and a few changes of linen in his carpet bag, he took
' an inside place in the Hastings conch, add was hurled
down ere night to that favorite Cinqiies putt.
- - And for the first fortnight, thanks to the bracing, yet I ,
-mild air of the place, which gave tones to his nerves
'without injury to his chest, the result exceeded his I I
mast sanguine expectations. But alas !he was doom
.ed to a relapse--a revulsion so severe, that, in a mote
advanced stage of his complaint,he ought to have "gone
out like a snuff."
"What, wet feet or a damp bud 1 -
40, madam; but from a p:ornenade, with dry soles,
On a bright day in June, and in a balmy air, that would
not have injured a lung of lawn-paper.
- . 'l'oor Mr. Withering !"
Happy for hffn had he but walked in a nothercii rection
—up to the castle or down to the beach; had he only
herit his steps westward to llarlingtou or 'Bexhill; or
eastward to Fairlight, or the fishponds. But his sen-
Oriental bias would carry him to Lover's Sea; and
there, on tho seat itself, he beheld his lost Amanda, or
rather Miss Puckle, or still more properly Mrs. Scrim
&tier, who, with her bridegroom, bad come to spend .
the honermoon at green Hastings. The astounded
dryialter,stood aghast and agape at the unexpected
eticOnnter; but the lady, cold and cutting as the cast ,
wind, voachsafed no sign of recognition.
The effect of this meeting was a new shock to his
syStent. lie felt, at the very m oment, that he bad a I
hectic flush, hot and cold tits, with palpitations of the
heart; and his disease set in again with increased sev
erity. Yes, he was a doomed man, and might at once
betake himself to the last re-ource of the consumptive.
'Not,' said he, 'that all the ass's milk in England
would lengthe n hi s years.'
' Impressed with this conviction, and heartily disgus- 1
ted with Hastings, he re-packed his carpet-bag and re .. I
turned by the first coach to London, fully convinced, 1
whatever the pate of the Rocket, or the nature of the i
road, t 1
hat he was going very fast and all down hill.
It was about ten o'clock at night, when Mr. W. ar- 1
rived at his own residence in Brompton; hut, although!
there was alight in the parlor, considerable time elapsed
• before he could gain a dmittance.
. Al last, after repeated 'knockings and ringings, the
street door opened, and disclosed Mrs. Button, who
welcomed her master with an agitation which he at-
, tributed apace to his unexpected return, and the mark- I
ed change for the worse, which of course was visible \
ia hisiare.
[ 'Yes, you may well be shocked—but her
a e, pay theght.
coachman, and shut the door, for lam is drau
You may well be shocked and alarmed. for i am look
ing, I know, like death; but bless use, Mrs. Button, the
house stnells very savory !'
'lt's the drains as you sniff, sir,' salaam housekeep
er; 'they always do smell strongish afore rain.'
'Yes, we shall have wet weather, 1 believe—and it
maybe the drains— though I never smelt any thing in
I" mylife so like beef-steak and onions.'
'Why, then, to tell the truth,' said Mrs. Button. it,
is beef and inguns. It's a favorite dish of mine, and as
you are forbid animal food, I thought I'd just treat my-
self inyour abseofte, so as not to ,tantalize you with the
. 'Very good, Mrs. Button, and very considerate. —
Though, with your lungs, I hardly approve of hot sup
pers. But there seems to me another smell about the
house—yes—most decidedly—the smell of tobacco.'
'ph, that's the plants !'
exclaimed the housekeeper
—'the geraniums that I've been smoking, they wete
eaten up alive with greets a uimalculuses.'
'Humph l' said Mr. IVithering, who snuffing about
like a spaniel, at last made a point at the housekeeper
herself. •
'lt's very odd—very old indevd—but there's a sort
of perfume about you.uot exactly lavender or Footle Col
ogne--but more like the sincliof liquor.'
La sir !' exclaimed the housekeeper, with a rather I .
hysterical chuckle, 'the sharp nose you have surely !
Well, sure enough, the tobacco smoke did make me
squeamish, and I sent for a small quantity of arduous
spiritsjust to settle my stomach. ut neer mind the l
lugga r Ta, sir; ni see to that, while you go t
to the draw
ing .room and the sofa, for you look like death and that
the truth.'•
And, suiting her action to her words, she tried to bus
tle her master towards the staircase; but his suspicions
wore now excited, and, making . a pi g like dodge around
the driver, and bolted into the parlor. where he beheld
a spectacle that fully justified his misgivings•
'Lord, what did he see, sir '?"
Nothing horrible, madam—only a cloth laid for sup
per, with plates, knives, and forks, and tumblers for
tom , Atone end of the table stood a foaming Quart
of porter; at the other, n black bottle, labelled
"Crolun of the .Valley;" while in the middle were a
largo s moking hotbeef steak, and onions. Fora min
ute he wondered who was to be the second party to the
feast, till, guided by a reflection in the looking-glass ,
he turned towards the parlor-door, bolt upright and mo
stionless as wax work, he saw a man. as the old song
'Where nac man should be.'
.H e yday ! Mrs. Button. whom have we here!'
'lf you please, sir,' replied the abashed housekeeper,
'homily* consumpvious brother of mine as is come up
to London fat physical advice.'
'Humph '•' said Mr. Withering, with a significant
glance towards the.table, 'and I trust in the mean time
you have advised hint to abstain, like your master,
frOmanimal food and stimulants.'
'Why, you see, sir. begging your pardon,' stammer
edlirs. Button, `there's differences in constitutions;
some require more n ourishment than others. Besidet,
there's two sorts of consumption.'
,y es , so I see,' retorted Mr. Witheringthe one
preys on your vitals, and the other on your victuals.'
Inisrt at this momenta scrap of paper oci the ca
• - attic-..rkalais eye, and at the sauna time catching at
of M rs Button, and both parties making an attempt
together to pick it op, their heath came i o violent
'lt's only the last weft's butcher's bill,' said the
housekeeper, rubbing her forehead.
'I see it,' said the master, rubbing the top of his
head with one hand, whilst, with the bill in the other,
vealthrough the items, from beef to veal, and front
o mutton, boggling especially at the joints.
'Why, zounds, ma'am, your legs ruu very large
'My legs, sir ?'
'Well, then, mine, as /pay fur them. Here's one I
see of eleven pounds, and another often and a half.—
I really think m y two legs cold one day and hashed the
next might have dined you through the week. without
four pounds of my chops r
'Your chops, sir?'
'Yes, my chops, woman—and if I had tiot -dropped
in, you and your consumptive brother there would be
supping on my steaks. You would eat me up alive.'
'You forget. sir,' muttered the housekeeper, 'there's
a housemaid.'
'Forget the devil!' bellowed Mr, Withering, fairly
driven beyond his patience, and out of his temper, by
different provocations; for all this time the fried beef
and onions—one of the most savory of dishes—.-had
been steaming before his nose, suggesting rather an
noying comparisons between the fare 'before hire and
hi. , 05511 diet.
'Yes, here have I been starving these two months on
spoon victuals and slops. while my servants—my pre
cious servants, confound fh.?ml—were feasting on the
fat (tithe land! Yes, you women! you with-your favo
rite dishes of my fried steaks and broiled legs, and my
broiled chops, but kart:adding nte—ste, your master--
to dine even on my own kidneys, or on my own sweet
bread! But if I'llbe consumptive any lon g er, ru
The lost word of the sentence, innocent or profane,
was 104 t in the loud slam of the stroot door; for IMrs.
Button's consumptive brother, disliking the turn of
affairs, had quietly stolen out of the parlor, and made
his escape from the house.
'And did Mr. Withering observe his vow?'
Most religiously, madam. Indeed, after dismissing
MN. Button w ithher "reg-,im•ntal r ules," he went rath
er to the opposite extrema, and dined and supped so
heartily on his legs and shoulders, his breasts, aad ribs,
his loins, his heart and liver, and calf's head, and
moreover washed them down so freely with wine, beer,
and strong waters, that there i s far more danger of his
going out with all apoplexy than of his going into a
sub J e F t to the decision of
Tit E. krtts.mmis ia conceded on all bands that
the Antineasonic organization in this county - , and
throughout the state, is broken up—attempts may be
made to maintain the integrity of the party, but they
must prove futile—the most they could hope to sworn.
push by it would be to retain the "balance of power"
between the demo: ratio and federal parties, without
the possibility of obtaining power for themselves. In
such a position as this, the Anti m isons would not lo
remain, it they even could be induced to take it at l
They have too long been accustomed to carry their
points in the internal management of the 'fait s of the
opposition, and have fought too many successful gene
ral battles, to descend now to the place of mere gueril
las in the contests of the great parties of the country.—
It will go hard with men who have been dispensing and
enjoying the bestplaces in thecountry, from President
downwards, (for we always believed that the nomina
tion of Harrison in '39 was owing to the determined
stand taken in his favor by the Antimasons of this
State) to be entirely excluded from power, and the hon
ors awl emoluments of office.
But the bold, active and restless spirits who have
controlled the destinies of Antimaseury Will never
choose such a fate as this. Those who nre sincerely
opposed.to secret societies need not and will not forego
that peculiar notion in any new political combinatio
they may form—they will, without doubt, whe
they are, keep a jealous eye on what they may deem
the dangerous movements of the Lodge, thongh they
will seek in vain formally to - engraft their ideas on Ma
sonry upon the tenets of any party now existing. They
will di.perse themselves among the parties in the way
moss congenial to their principles and feelings. Those
among them who abandoned the democratic party to
follow the standard which has just'been struck,—those
who went against Masonrybecause they believed it to
be a sort of dangerous social monopoly, and who would
naturally see in the exclusive privileges granted to
Banks and other incorporations a similar, if not a great
er, outrage oa equal rights, than ever Masonry had
committed --all these will range themselves;under the
good old democratic banner. We have every reason
to believe that this portion constitutes a vast majority
of the party--for we know, in oar own acquaintance,
many Antimasons who have sternly and steadily pro
tested against Bankism, and who have grated the
necessity which seemed to compel them, in order to
advance the cause of Antimasonry, to accept the aid
of Bank Whigs, and yield to their notions on the cur-
rency question.
The next largest division of the Antimasons, will u
nite themselves withthe Liberty party, for a while, at
least, and endeavor, by the same untiring industry and
bold determinution, which brought Antimasonry into
power and consequence, to make the idea of Abolition
popular and triumphant. Those who may take this
course, can evidently have no heart in it, or they would
have went with the Abolitionists long ago—they
would rather be "first in Capita than second in
Rome," and they cannot brook to come in on the
of recruits to the other great parties—they fear that
fur atime;, nt least, they would have to play a subo
nate. part, and this does not suit their views.
The smallest portion of the Antimasonic array,—
those who were educated in the old federal school of
politics, or who only affected to be Antimasons for the
sake of promoting modern whiggery; these will gladly
shake off the thin skin of Amimasonry in which they
have been parading, and boldly march into the milks of
the Clarßank-Whigs.
It isevidcnt, that if we are correct in oar conclusions,
the democratic party of Allegheny county will add suf
• ficiently to their present majority in this county,to make
it permanent and ovetwhelmiag. Not only will the
largest portion of the 2000 votes palled for the distinct
Antimasonic ticket come to our party, but many tree
Antimasons, who were deceived by the heading of the
"whig and intissasonic ticket," as it was called--who
were humbugged by the unblushing artifices of the wig*
politicians,who repeatedly resolved and declared %info
vor of A.ntimasonry, will, when they see bow they base
been played upon, come into the democratic phallism.
It is needless to say that the light hand of fellowship
will be eitereled u, all who join from motives of prin.
ciple---and we are buena to believe that all who come
will do so Irons pare motives, unless their conduct would
indicate a different feeling.
CANADIAN MATTS.II.S.--Tbi) legitilUtheCULlOCil
Canada, in reply to a message fiom the Governor
General have decided in favor of MOntreal to the sent
of the Colonial Government-
Foca - elm; doll? papers are publisheain Cincinnati
three of which are in the German laneer
POTt=sAND WRE.IN is again keeping tutlfilmil.k . t
ful suspense, as they did in 1840. The fats OIL Cou-'
greasional district depends upon them, and they wont
come. We are ahnest certain that they Will give a
sufficient majority to elect Dr. boring, but for fear of
accidents—as in 1840—we do net like to assert posi
that such is the case until we hear from them.
Three hundred and fifty majority from them will be
sufficient for all useful purposes, and if they have giv
en that, we would liketo know it, as the coons in this
neighborhood have had immense rejoicing over the I
supposed election of REED.
lad by which Potter and M.'Kean
If there is any roa. oy N.
can be reached, it would bo Letter for the politicians
of this part of the state to ruu an express to them
hereafter, if any thing more expeditious than a raft
can travel to eat country; and then we will have all
assurance that the returns will come come time. But
however tedious they are in getting along, when they
do arrive, we hope we can apply to them the old saw,
"slow but sure," and that they will give at least 330
majority for Irvine. This is nothing like as much as
they can do, or have done before, and considering the
length of time they take to give it, we think it is a very
reasonable demand.
------.... .
the federal journals recommend Mr. MCKEVCAN, of
Washington, as a suitable person to receive the nomi
nation of their party for Governor. In noticing it the
Gazette drops the humbug of aatintasoary and speaks
of him as the "anti-loco:loco candidate." It seems that
the blue-nose leaders have concluded to knock under
quietly to the whips, andgivity not only their distinct
ive organization but their name also. This is the most
sensible course they can pursue. The result of the
election in Allegheny and Lancaster, the only counties
in the state where they had a foothold, shows that
their party is broken and scattered, and it would be
folly for them to continue to struggle against the feel
ings of the people when their rank and file have left
them. "Anti-locof000," however, is rather an umean
ing cognomen, and we do not believe it will be of any
more advantage to them than their old name of anti
mason. The late contest has shown that "loco foco,"
although a nick-name, is not unpopular, and that the LATERF RO M A
uTAillEr ARGL.,
principles cf the party to whom it is applied are warm- The bark Douglass, Capt. Brown, arrived in port
ly supported by the people in preference to the schemes last evening, in forty-six days from Rio Ja bring
-for principles they have none—of our piebald op- ing later advices from Brazil, the Argentine Republic,
Lind the Republic of die Uruguay. Brazil appears to,
ponents. be in the enjoyment of t ranquility, the inhabitants are
piospenatts Mid happy. Extensive preparations were:
being made at Rio fir the reception of the Ilrapress,
daily expected from Naples..
A few days previous to the sailing of the Douglass,;
the United States schooner Enterprise arrived ut Rio,'
from :Ibontevideo, announcing the continuance of the:
warbetvveen the Argentine Republic and the Republic
of the Uruguay. The Buenos Ayreans still tick! Mon-;
tevideo in a state of blockade, both by land sad \cater.'
but the belligen-nts have had nn betties since our lae.
=a :
zulviccs. The D. 6..sinp John Adams, s, was at Mont
video, all well, and tly:! Columbus was daily expected
'-ere.—N. Y. Sun.
loty.t ET.E.crio:c.—The St. Louis .Tir!..‘ourinn Si .
received safficient returns from lowa to leave no doubt
of the re-election to Congress of that sterling demo.l
cratand sterling man, Gen. AUGUSTUS C. Doter by a
majority offrotn 1500 to 2000 votes over his federal
competitor, whose name is hardly necessary now to
mention. This is the third effort of federalism to gain
theaseendaney in that Tertitory—and every succeed-I
ins attempt has found them worse shipped than ever.
We think this last castigation-4i castigation whielt ,
flays them to the very raw—will not he lost upon them.
In Desl4loines, Dodge's majority'', 7(i—in Lee a-
bout 400—and in Van Buren abort 400.
For the Legislature, we hear that one democrJt has
been elected in Johnson—one in Muscatine, year
whigl—one in Loui:oi (Inst sear whig)—one in Flen
ry, (last year whig)--and throe ill De., ( same
aslast year.) We preiume, of rour.:e. that democrats
are elected in Lee and Van Buren countie.. There
can be no doubt that the House (the only branch cho
sen this year) will be very largely dernom nth..
A gentleman in St. Loni 4 had hi< pocket picket of
a fine lever watch, on Saturday la.t, while !r he
telling to a trial groin; 413 in the Llerieril's
Ex. paper.
!„7 1 " If he had 13-.C411t(33,11 the reivice of the Po t,
this would not have happened'.
"Ile who would keep n wateh, this inert hr do,
Pocket his watch and watch hit pocket too."
111 E i 200,000,000 SCIIENIE.
A s t o the feasibility; of the scheme, it requires but a
runt pnrimm of the average tenants from t h e public
land 4alc: , , with the interest ou the pr.;pu,ed fond tie
arrive at :1 c.mvet conclu,ioa. The interest lill LW°
hundred milliens, of dollars, at three per rent. watild
be silt. The revetitie from the Public
Crush s,',
Cox v lets sr [..tuot:.-I'Wo !lei -song broke on of i antler eirecunstsuices , caunat merit exceed an ,
t h e Arri, avei age of three millions, if it reaches that a mount.—
the Oreensburgh jail on Monday night; Aud the uverage of the last three venrs, a time of
they managed tobreak a hole thron,gli the (tithe ,
much greater stability and uniformity in the land sales, ;
cell in which they were confined, through which they and numb more like's; to furnish the basis or a safe cal-;
succeeded in setting into the main entrnnce, where ciliation. is considerably less than two tuillions—the ac
they again commenced operations and picked "a hole foal sales of 184 1 , and 184 . 2, being less than a
and a halt each. It is true that, in 18311, the sales a-'
in the wall" and left for parts unknown. The jail is
mounted to tivOrit% -five millions of dollars! But who ;
now, empty as they were the only persons earthiest in it w i s h" to se , a ncurrunce o f t h at disastrous pr.ri„d
fur some thne past. A eurteney bloated and distended to an enormous ex- ;
tent and the credit system reeling with fellness, a veivtA
nmonnt acnpital was invested by speculators in lancle,
a I;trge portion of which is still helti in speculation, and
seriously alert and retard the sales by the General
Government. lithe average proceeds of the public
lands, then, be estimated ut three millions ofdollars,'
and the interest on this funded debt 11411111.1* millions,
there still will remain n haliewe et' three millions to lie
supplied he other weans. Fr.un syheaee shrill this be
derived I Frem the Tarill ! Prom ;wins I or from
direct taxitti;.lll weral G o vernment
already contended , s a il s V;l:lirt, expenses, even'
with the proceeds of tic• pet ant la.els, will require the
utmost stretch of the Taliff it
that pushed. to
extremity must become prohibitory, mid therefore pro.
duce no rev entw. What other expedient remains but
loans or direct taxation I The one but agaravntes
and increases a great evil, and the other, the people'
will probably never submit to, when imposed by tho',
General Government in time of peace Patriotism,
should spurn at the pi °posed plan. Our public debts
are held priucpally in England whence this scheme
riginated. And very recently we were willing to en
gage in war with that very power for u strip of land on
the Aroostook river in Maine, and now before the
threats have ceased to echo, we are gravely asked to
pledge or mortgag,e cur vast and valuable public do
main. unpurchited Indian titles and nll, to that people,
whose possessives already trench us round, and almost
fill every clunrter of the globe.
RIeTIS.--Tllll±e Or four. riots ooctitTtul in
•ntt the night of the recent election, an:l porouus
were seriously injaml
WONDERFUL ESC /Le E.—The Rochester Deniocrat of
Friday morrring says the itTL4 Aell ger , in tbv IS utfalo t mitt
of Thursday evetiinghad a surprising escape fromtitte 6
destruction. The train was proceeding, at a rite of 1
or t 3 miles an hour, about six. miles this side .of Buffo'
10, when the conductor saw a wagon crossing the track.
He immediately reversed the motion, but the head
way was so great that the back cars rushed the forward
ones up, and two of the wheels and txletree carne off,
and threw three of thecars off the track, completely
smashing two of them, and piling the passong-ers.togerh
er in a heap Violent as was the concussion, not a sin
gle individual was seriously hurt, but all were sadly
ern, the young man who was shot in the face by a pis•
tol on Tuesday evening last, during a fight between the
Marion and Moyamensing Huse Companies, Phil'a.,
lies at present in the Pennsylvania Hospital, beyond
the hope of recovery, and a frightful spectacle to look
at; both of his eyes are destroyed, one of them
her u
entirely out of his head, and the bull of the other -ap
pears almost ready to burst; and on Saturday from
some causes unknown his whole body had commenced
swelling iuu most octraordinary manner. The Mop ,
amonsing Hose Company, of which he was a member,
has offered 11100 reward fur the perpetrator of the out-
STl3.lKlif G.—The Cincinnati Enquirer informsas .
the Journeyman Wootl-Turners of that city, have struck
for an advance of 112.1 per cont. upon their former wa..
ges. Various trades, including the Printers, Tailors,
Cordwainers, &c., have required and obutined an ad
vance—the Turners desire, therefore, only what has
been awarded to their fellow citizens. The present
standard of wages is Jess than eau half of what it was
several years ega. It isfiglot diet the laborer which
has produced should also participate in the rettuning
Aide of substantial prosperity.
The Cincinnati Cincinnati Sun contains the following: —
"Foul weather—no coal—and but little monoy. Canis
of four lines, one year—four dollars ri'invariably in
advance. How are you, Doctor?"
mated that the wheat raised in Ohio and Michigan the
present season arriesoisto4o,ll9o,l4o of busels io each
State. -
'ls there any thing special in your paper
said a consequential looking gentleman, Yesterday, on
strutting up to the counter. 'Why do you ask that ques
tion,' said the clerk. .'Why, I thought I would buy a
copy this =rain, if there was any thing special in it
as it is ratbser•tDO rainy to-day to read it ou your bulletin
We mentioned on Saturdai, the arrest of a man DIL.
wed David Syrnes, charged with having committed
several forgeries. The "magistrate, were occupied
nearly all day on Saturdayin takint, affidavits from dif
feent indivivals against him. The following is a
list of his d
so far as has been ascertained:
On the 12th of May, 1342, he passed a check on
Ethan C. No. '3l Old slip, purporting to be
Signed by .ni .1 aliws Smith, who he said kept an office
at BB stl".Tt It W afterwards ascertained that
there was no such person. The check was drawn on
the City Back for $100; dated 12th May, 1842.
November 9th, 1842 he went to the store of W. &
J. T. Tapscott, No. 43 ' Peck slip. and represented him
self as Captain Moore, purchased a bill of ship stores,
and gave in payment a check on the Bank of Ameri
ca for $5O, of the above date, signed James Smith;
and received the balance in cash.
On the 16th of December, 1812, he passed on Win.
Stevens, 96 Wall Street, a check on the Greenwich
Bank, of the above date, for $4OO, purporting to be
signed by John Niles, of Washington Market. He
purchased of Mr. Stevens a bill of ship stores amount
ing to $lO and received $6O in cash on account.
On the 19th of April, 1843, he purchased a bill of
ship stores amounting to $lB2, from Mr. William Sto
ry, No. 14 James' slip, for which he gave in payment a
check, of the above date. on the Fulton Bank for $2OO,
purporting to be signed by James Nesmith, of the firm
of Nesmith & Leeds, 27 South street. He represent
ed himself to Mr. Story rof• Captain Green.
On the 33 of July, 1843, he purchased ship stores
from Mr. .1. H. Mirky, No. 103 South street, and gave
in payment a check on the Seventh Wardrd Bunk for
$2OO, of the above date, purporting signed by
James Nesmith.
There are a number of like charges against this man,
which will probably be made to-day. It is astonishing
that this man should have been permitted to continue
his depredations for the space of nearly three years
without havingbeen arrested during that time.—.V. I'.
Eve. Post.
The govt.rnment sale of lands in and about Chicago
has just taken place. During the two first days, the
bids a mounted to $260,000. The lot which the Cath
olic Church in that place wish for their new edifice,was
struck off' at its appraised value $3OOO. Another lot,
upon which a favorite vocalist lives, was struck off to
him at its a ppraised value—no one wishing to compete
with him. lie was thereupon called upon for a song,
and he responded most joyously. This may be set
down by the lucky s inger
"A s oonful of molasses in the vinegar of life."
Ill , r PORTER has at last signed the Appropriation Bill.
We copy the annexed section, which Will toned to the
hills on the Itdt night of ate session by Mr.Etnt, and
carried through by the exertions of Messrs. Cll AMP
NEI s and EYRE . . It will he seen to he highly impor
tant to even laboritigman, who has a claim azoittxt the ,
State. It in :•iiiilpilned LO ortty per cent of each claim
will I.e thus paid "T. Lot the Libman; mall look to
it.-- 1./7 in el:xi er Intriligeniccr.
SL:i. T lON .1. That the Inilliiillit of ,ixty-thoumnd I
Bove handled and thirty thillars and twenty—ie. - ell
Cent <, receixtal from general Me.ortinient remaining in
the Trea:iney, i+ licii•hy appropriated to tlnt payment
iii -. the COMMA due upea the check. rolls °lithe different
lines of finishes' Citaal and Rail-load: in Oki. Cum-' ,
tionewealth. for Inih.o poeformed and materials fond:di
ed, and t i t '' ...on- =hall be appropriated to the ditierent
line.; pro rata according to the s..eleral amow .t.... doe
TA ik OEI each
VIRGINIA SALT.—During the quarter ending on the
30th of September, 511 372 bushels o weade
at the different Salt wells in Yerie.wha salt
nty, re m
A correspondent of the Caimbridge [Eng.lanai
Chronicle, who is an inmate of the Queen's Bench
Prison, states that he hits now growin, in a most pros
perous s tlte, a crop of oats, beans, and potatoes, sown
and set on the 12th of May, upon a window sill in a
duo north aspect, f.ttty-four feet from the ground, with
out a particle of soil beyond tea leaves. This he tile
dares can be authenticated by the Governor, wito has
several times viewed them with astonishment. To
what s hifts is the lonely prisoner driven for amusement
in his solitude aa. the chance of a little converse with
DI.CAT :10T s tHlLA.TlON.—iluiveri al nature has
death stamped in legible characters on its every fea—
ture. The globe which we inhabit has, ever since its
creation, been undergoing a series of organic changes.
The splendid palaces and magnificent temples reared
by the genie.; of antiquity, and associated in our minds
with the mighty spirit with annieet Greece nod Koine,
have, with a few exceptions, passed away. The sweet
and beaatiful flower—fit emblem of death—whose
fragrance and loveliness afford us so much pleasare,
buds into life and then expires. The spirit of clump
or death pervades alike die animal, vegetable, and
mineral kingdoms. Organic bodies thus become sep
arated into their constituent particles. These elemen
tary particles unite with other bodies, and new strue•
tures arc reared. If we look at death philosophically,
it wouldbe disarmed of most of its terrom. • W hat wo
call destruction, or death, is but a change of elements.
Annihilation is a moral and phisicaimpossibility . How
presumptuous it is in a man to boast of his capability'
of destroying the productions of the great Creator!—
Nothing that has ever been formed has ceased to eitist.
Olatttro, *C. -
HE splendid, fast running steam
Moss* ash BusurEss ix Ng,. yoß..—The Tri- ' MAI', Master, leaves for the above and
buns has the following in relation to business and all intermediate ports on Munday morning, 21st inst.
at 10 o'clock. For freight or passage apply on board
money operations in New York:
or to JAMES MAY.
'The money market is .4tlll suffering under a plethora 1 The Olive Branch is provided with Evans' Safety
of unemployed capital, which keeps the rates of inte- G uar ,
rest depressed to 3a 4 per cent per annum. The 1
Banks with difficulty keep their means employed, and Par St Louis, Dubuque awe @lona.
are forced to make large stock loans for that purpose, '....-rt: , - 10 , THE favorite steamer NORTH
and this has been an active agent in keeping up the -- BEND, DUNCAN, Master, will
speculative animation in the stock market. The ac- depart for the above and aflinterme
cumulation of specie in the city Banks has suffered diets ports on Saturday, the 21st inst., at 3 o'clock P.
little diminution. The export demand for France, M. For freight or pa.ssage apply on board,, or LO
after taking something more than half a million, bus ' 020-2 t JAMES MAY.
ready ceased. The next French packet will take a- ; The North Bend is provided with Evans' Safety
bout $lOO,OOO. There is, however, a drain of metal I Guard.
for the Southern marts, for the purchase of the coming
crops,the paper money of that section being insufficient. AT APS AND CENSUS OF THE U. STATES.
We can, however, lose with safety much more than M A Just received, a few copies of Mitchell's ele
they can absorb. - gnat and cheap (price $1,50) Maps of the U. States,
the general business of the country has not been in , together with Maps of 32 of the principal cities and
a position so permanently healthy for a series of years. Itowns in the Union handsomely colored. Also, a few
The wreck of the great revulsion of 1837-3 has been i copies of Mitchell's Accurate Synopsis of the Sixth
cleared away, and people have in a great measure re.. , Census of the United States, at`-'S cents.
covered from its effects.. Credit is confined within pru- ' ISAAC HARRIS. Agent
dentboundaries, and a natural, steady, active business 1 .21 and Commission Merchant, No. 9, sth st.
has sprung up, supplying the actual wants of the corn- 1
mnnity and not liable to the sudden and injurious fluc
tuations attendant upon an inflated state of Bank fa
cilities. The business of the season has in a great
measure been done. The transactions have been
larger titan last year, and a very considerable propor
tion for ready money. The stocks of dry goods, hard
wale, &c. &c. were much reduced, but have been re
plenished to some extent by recent importations. Prices
of foreign dry goods have, since the bight of the sea
son, fallen off 5 to 10 per cent.
Tito Cincinnati "Conainircial" represents
noney tn irket of that city to be rather light, but thinks
it in a much bettor condition than appearances would
seem to denote. It says:
Basing our money market upon the same that goy
ern the eastern market, and we should say that it was
tight. A few the Banks th e ere
discounted good paper at 4 per rent.,n and very recnt-
ly boththe New York and Philadelphia Banks have in
creased the rates to 5 percent. At the time the rates
of interest were the lowest, the market was the easi
est, and state stocks in consequence, advanced consid
erably. Ohio sixes sold as high as 98, ann Illinois six
es nt 42, which sere the highest rate. Since the in-
terest movements of the Bank, stocks have fallen, and
I we know no other reason except that money has be
come a little scarcer.
The money market in our city very seldom gets so
easy, that the Banks hare to look up paper, or that
they &secant at less than the legal rites of interest.—
Oa the contra.y it is difficult to get at may be call
ed truly goo I paper accepted. Money in the hands of
capitafists seeking. investments, commands readily in
the streets, one per ccnt. per month. Two years ago
it would bring ..two per cent. Looking at the matter
in this light, we must consider, and so must those who
are necessitated to have the use of money, that our
money market is in a great deal better condit-on.
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N a.V IG .S.T LON OF Boca RIVER.—The St, LULUS ~.
zette has the follow ing as to the attempts that are ma
king to render this stream navigable:
Several attempts hrom been made to navigate Rock
!Geist by the construction of steamboats of the smallest
class, laud arawing as little water a: possible; but they
have not been, able exteftt. in times of high water, to
cross the tapas near the inuath of the river, in cense
quescra of the shallownest of the water and the rapid
ity of the current. The rapids are situated opposite
and at the head of what is called Nandi tlirS Island'—
the island dividing the ricer, and causing a quantity of
the water to run upon the south aid , :,—while the main
channel passes along upon the teeth side, tu.tl is eye! WESTERN EXCBANGE
looked by a steep and rugged cliff, lame n as "Black i COFFEE HOUSE,
Hawk's \Vetch Tower." W a
e understand that a. dam No. 9, 'el A LIVET STREET,
has lately been constructed acme: the slough, fur dm -Pittsburgh.
pnriv , -C of erecting mills, Sze.. of sufficient height to i(AI'STEitS aid other re feesliments,will be served up
throw the tshele of the stream int. the main channel. N.__./ in good order. Namely: Oysters ruw,fried,steivell;
except what may be used in prepellivie the machine' y. e „,l e „ ehat i n , dishes. Also, IN les sit ELI. at the stand,
This will have the effete of rai-tirz, the water consider - or roasted, as soon as the season is suieetly advan
ablv ul.m the rabid: and it . i 13thcved that, 'yid, it (7t 'd for 4.heir .4.afe Ir-41=pm - to tiln.
small expense in rolorw . og the I,l.),qrkelc.o from the chart- 'Pas
river may be successfuly me.igattel 1 , • sall(whirl, is the olsl soeter depot) shall-maititnin
boats, daring a ;rat part of the l
seasset. We shall m re- its reptitatien ftw the goo4l quality of his ALE, Ll
ielee to have s ari' an intprovement carried into effeet. Q ueeß - s, reIGA.II.-..i., and such refreshments as trava
il:el the State of Illinois expect:led one lottrth the sum v r,, or citizens may require. act 18--, tira.
propel - les, which she has throcii 4.44,41 3 4 in digging a I --___—____
renal aeon t hei.dand, the river se i ililil noes be llis. igmed VALUABLE BEAL ESTATE
by steamboats. TIIIIE miclersigneal will offer at I'tiBLIC SALE, or
The Reck River conntry is Sala lii be extremely rich t _L I,ease, en .eletv sodal.Bth of Noeentbe rste.rt,
and fertile. well adapted to the raising ttf all kind,: of ; at 10 o'clock, A. M., that ealua.ble property., en the
_rain. :tuck. Sze., and is fast filling tip with an ent;•reri- ' south side ef e Monongahela river, opposite this city,
sing population. A large quantity of isbronglit lately laid du ef less, or:ilea-Mg between 20 and 30
down that river into the Mississippi in keel boat:, and ' Lt....re, g round.
own to be the mast advantageous lo
eventfully finds a rnatket in the lower country. NVe i t fle
believe the steamer Potosi made a pleasure trip as Far ; ea tien for m anufacturiug purposes in the vicinity fat
up as Grant' de Tour, la,a. spring. great manafasturiug city. having an extensive front cm
' thtriver, and extendine. back to Coal FLU, celebrated
THE WISCONSIN. ' for rite quality of itscoal over arty other, and in which
This itumense steamer arrived in oar karbor on Sat- ; immediate eicinity and extending back are inexhausti
urtlay morning,. She has been laid up at Detroit du- ble mines: railways from which eaabe tem directly in
ring dm season, and has undergone a thorough repair to work: on this property, as is now done in the neigh
and enlargement. She is term the largest boat which borliorel. There are else several strata of cotabeneada,
floats upon the western waters, and among the first in the ' l ,
surface on this property, which-windiest - eine - 6le it
the Avorld in point of size. Her dimensions are:
234 4,, ;
r nets, by the use of shafts, one cif which 'is ascertairrei
- 1.1 " inc. ' . to be 'lt' to 15 feet in thickness.
Length of Keel A portion of the property being elevated chore the
Extreme length on deck 245 7
8 I proper level, and the clay beim= of the beet quality for
Breadth of beam 39 ; brick malehase can be used yen- advantageously ins int-
Breadth, including guards 58 proveinents.
Ifeptli of hold 13 9 lts advantageous location for Maimfacturing an
Lengtit of cabin, ton tkeupper deck, /82 ; Building, the Slack Water Navigation of the . M.ononga-
Dieing hall 65 Itela, its being nearly opposite the mouth of the Penn-
Ladies' and gentlenteres' hall 3 -6
4 svlvattia Canal, - and affording everyfacility for the re-
Saloon 30 caption of materials by rive', at all seasons when navi-
She is rated at (004,57.95 tans, custom honse meas. eable at any other point in the vicinity of the city, its
twemetrt. Around the dining nail, saloon, and social
proximity and connexion with whicieas will be the case
hell. on the upper deck, will be foreyttwu state routes, by a bridge so soon it becomes occupied, altogether
of which twenty will be very large each containing two re - nder it in every point of vievv, one of the most desires•
double berths, and the remaining twenty-two, contain- ble locations for investment and improvement.
lug each three single berths. Notwithstanding the number of extensive Works
The main deck coutains a ladies' cabin, aft, 32 feet which have been erected within the past few v ears; fl aari.
in length and arranged similar to that of the Illinois; ufactures have never flourished more successfully than
two steerage cabins forward of the wheel, on each at present, die yearly increasing extent of our cite, the
guard, each 60 feet long, with steerage
immense emigration to the West, and its unequalled :it/it,. morns
rapid s ettlement, which our city must ever, as it now
adjoining.. Below deck, aft, are a gentlernens' cabin,
some 50 feet long, a freight hold about 100 feet in does, most advantageously supply with manufactures,
length, and a large wood hold, sufficient to can" - all willyearly increase the -demand,
and great as is our
charieter as a manufacturing place, when we review
the fuel below. And to move all this vast fabric, is a
tremendous engine, of 400 horse power, together with ' the
great increase in number and extent of our =U=-
3 wheel 97 feet in diameter.- factures within the past few years, we must consider it
Copt. Randall, who will have command of this line' , ; : r
itl AS;n t.ancv, as the great manufacturing and commer.
mense craft, has superintended personally her fitting up' :
mut point it: is destined to beeeme•
and enlargement. She is not yet finished or furnished, In addition to the manufacturing of Iron, Nails, Glass,
Engines and Machinery, Cotton Yarns, &c. which are
which is to be dre
one he. It is anticipated that the
operated advantageously here, we require in tins region
Il'esconsin will be one of the Mae:elle:As un the lake,
untwitestauding her great bulk and tonnage.—_Befalo
I manufactories of Cotton Goods, as the immense quanti
("Gazette.ldes of these articles yearly brought from the East for
- 4 ' this, and Western and Southern muskets evince, the
profits to the different hands generally through which
thee - pass between the manufacturer and the western
reenitant, would satisfy a manufacturer; in addition
Reported by Sckbie ssesd illiteier/i, Genertz,lStecomi, there is the carriage west to east attic materials, and
Boat elg,.euts. drater street. east to west of the manufactured articles, besides insur
-----s----; ; ance, time, &c„ offering, every inducement to compan
ies,l dour awn orEastem Capiedists beyond competi
--e I
spplictitions have been made for a number of years
; past for locations on this property' for Manufacturing
, lion.
and Building purposes, and it has been laid off into lots
I..containingnearly an acre on the river, for the former,
1=11124 by 100 feet for the latter purpose, fronting ou
i 50 feet streets, and 20 feet alleys. .
It will be sold Ma body, (exclusive of a few lots) or
portions will be sold together: to suit the views of incli
yiduals or companies wishing to purchase, or otherwise
separately in lots. Some lots may be exchanged for
buildings on this property, or for a farm.
The terms will he made perfectly easy, only a small
portion required down, and the remainder in a term of
years, payable annually or otherwise.
It is not desired to dispose of the property under the
late and still exising depression of reel estate, except
for its fair value, but from the frequent applications for
its purchase, and the inducements offered at present for
' improvements, every article and expense connected
t h e rewith being so low, it is considered the present
possession for these purposes by persons or companies
of wealth, would be so advantageous to them, together
with the terms on which it is offered, that induce* the
offer of oda at this tirne. NEVILLE B. CRAIG.
Committee of '-ftirs. Sidney Gregg..
partof Pittoburst).
`Daily Beaver Parlets.
Herald, Dawson, St. Louis.
*Adelaide, Bongher, dn.
Montezuma, Dickson, Cin
'Daily Beaver Packets
Orpheus, Dales, Gin.
Tioga, Blashford., St. Louis
'Cutter, Allen. CM,
Belfast, Smith, Wheeling.
M'AlI beats marked thus['] are provided with
Evans' Safety Guard, to prevent the Explosion of
Steam Boilers.
iato.• T HE splendid, fast running steam
er 'LWSLINE, Capt. BRoWN
TIM IP , leaves for the above and all in-1
sermediate ports on Tuesday neat, 24th inst., at 10 o'-
clocit, A. Id. Fonfreight or passage apply on board or
cal No. 60, Water street.
The 'Eveline has been thoroughly repaired in the
dock, aid can be safely recommended as a safe pas
senger and freight boat.
October 20th, 1843.
AN election for thirteen Directors of this Bank, to
serve for the ensuing rar, will be held at the
Banking House, on Monday, the 9.oth day of Novem
ber next, between the hours of 9 A. x. and 3 r, x.
1-te THOMAS M. HOW E, Cashier.
Pittsburgh, October 20, 1343.
AN election for thirteen Directors of this Bank, for
the ensuing year. \ 'rill be held at the Banking
House, on Monday, the 20th day of November next.'
o2l—tc VV. H. DENNY, Cushier.
- -
October 19, 1343.
election for thirteen directors of this Bank, for
Athe ensuing year, will be held at the Banking -
House on Monday ,the 20th day of November nest
oct 20—te. Cashier.
ISS DOBSON returns thanks for
-„Scl 11'1 business favors already received, and.,BP
respectfully informs her customers, and the Ladies of
Pitt.hurgh and vicinity, in general, that she Juts just
received an extensive and choice supply of FALL AND
WINTER MILLINERY and fancy articles. She is
prepared to furnish all who may call upon her with
every article in her line. of the most fashionable des
cription, nod at short notice.
Straw and Tuscan Bonnets altered and cleaned.
reStore on St. Clair street, four doors below Perm,
Situation Wanted,
A S Teacher of French, Spanish,.Greok, and the La.
-LA- tin Language.
The undersigned wishes to acquire a - perfect knowl
edge of the Eniglis't, so that the -recompense looked for
will be very moderate, if he could get lessons in En
glish from those whom he mayinstruct. He was late
ly a Professor of the above languages in the Colleges
of Baton Rouge and St. Charles.
For a character for competency and morality, lie can
exhil it letters of the most respectable gentleman* in
New Orleans and Cincinnati.
r"---11.er‘renre in tics city can be made to Rev. H.
J. J. Dean, ofSt. Church, and Captain James
19 Washington . House, Water ett.
nuK —I aN;riidnvts