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Wrni, Ooon St Co., J : I
XTY jtVJCTXOlT STOE,
iov 81 INortlt i hint street, "-.
(., thk riTv with.)
C. MACK E Y, Ai ctioskkr.
TO COUNTRY STORE KEEPERS.
VtiNING SALES of Uardwaie, Cuileiy,
li Saddlery, Whip. Hoots. Shoes, Hits,
Cap., Guns, Pistols. U dng,
At Markev's net inn Store. 31 N rill Third
v v SB i n esssu a. j - - -
et. near the City Hot-1. J
f he ttttfiiliofi .f Country M nhanls is invited, i
ie Goods will te s Id in lulu lo suit puirhioer.
I nil (i.iikIk unVred will be wa'raired nU il tn the
irenrni.iliitns that may be made nt'thein.
N. H. A InrgH ns-(iriHieit nf (SimhIs at Private
I... Jan. IB. 1847 ly
.. . m . r?u ...J Vni.l.. :
iiu v.. iiuci nun , uivnta
i OLD Levers, full Jewelled,
jf Sder di. d.
Id Lepines, JeweMeit,
!ver do. d.J.
Iver Quariiera, fine ((Uli V,
ild Watche. ploui,
i lil Pencils,
f 45 OA I
2.1 00 i
H't 00 I
I ft IU
10 0t :
15 (10 J
ln. nn h.n.l I .r.re Km rimeiii of Id ami ;
air Bracelets, finevr ru x. tesl pins. Hoop ear
ip, R"ld eis, Mlver spiHins, simr tones, lliim
cold ,ck. corh and f chaioe, guird ki'ys
.d jrwellrry of rvery deciip'on, ' equally low
ices. All i want i a cill to convince custo
All kinds of Watches and dorks repaired and
nnnied o kerp g.tnd time Hr one year; old
Id or silver hoi-ght or taken in exclmnite.
For sale, eight day and thirty hour brae clucks,
Watch, JUk and .lewelleiy Sn.re. No. 413
uket street, aUrve EleVHtth, north idr, Phrla
ia. j" I have some Gold and Silver Levers, tdl
urh cheaper Ihao Ihe sb'v prices.
Philadelphia, Dec. S6, 1848 ly
To The I. O. of O. V. "'
W. & K. D. STORE S,
,:inufacturers of Premium Odd Fel
So. 194 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA,
First Clothing Slore below 5th Street.
II HE sulwcnbers havint taken the premium at
I Franklin Institute, at the last exhibition, for
e lies! Regalia, tbev invite ihe attention of the
der to their estatdUhment, whee lliey w.TI find a
tendid assortment of !.(. and Enramiinvnt Re
liu. They n make to order for Lodges and
nrampments, Itega'ta. Sashis, (!iwtiiif and
'lies, and furnish every thirnr requisi'e for ihe
uveiiiehoe ofuew Lislesor En amimeni.
.1. W UTOKES,
E- 1). STAKES.
PhilndeJnhia. IW, tfl. 14. 1v i
, -. ,-'
io. ii North 3d St., third door above
M;irket S I reel,
N ALE EVERY EVENING. 4 nene.ral as-
diriment if Fori iiin mmI Ioietic Hardwre,
Tatvbs and Po.4iel CuiWry, Trunk, L ks,
Latchei. Bob. S.iws, Saddlery, Writ,
Boots, Nio,, Hi, C!, Gus '
Pistols, Trimminira, Clothing
and Fancy G.mhU.
The attention of city arid country dealers is ro
iled. The Goods are frrsti. and will be warranted
piul to the representation tlial may be made of
em. BAVLIS& BROOKE K, 4ueimemt,
No. 6 North Thud t.
N. H. Purchasers can have their Goods packed.
veral iuvuice ol Goods have biu received to be
M al piivate sale.
Philslelphia. l.-c. 19th, 1846. ly
DEATH BLO TXT
Plie puUic will plr.ee observe that no Rraud-eth
Pill are aenniiie, unless the hoi ha three U-
v h i
e s uimmi it, (the toil, the m e and the Iniltoni)
'h contsiiiins a fic-similtaiijiialure of my hmd-
ritiiiK, thn. U. UatanaarH, M. I). These la.
el uiu enjmved on kIcI, leautifidly designed.
,.1 .l.w.a .1 ..f n-U 4 O(U) ThrHtOfM 1
I Ail!besoen lhai ih only thing nne-s.ry to pro-
nfd iImi mtxlit'iue in us purilv, lo oleie tnese
Uememlier the lop, the side, and the iMiitom
l'h following respective person, are duly auihxri
,a' ciii'jrxoATEa or AGENCY
Fur tha sale of Urandreth'i Vegetable Uniterm.
Northumberland eounlv : Milton Mack, y A
i.liainUeiliii. Kuntiury H. B. Minwr. M bens
nlW IieJiutdL Meixetl. Norlhumlwiland Wiu.
Forsyth. Ueoraelowu J. & J. Walls.
L'ntoo County l New Uerliu Bogui A. Win
ter. Selinsgrove George Gundium. Middle
,urg Isaac Hmiih. ! Beavertown llavid Hubler.
Adamsburg W m. J. May. Mifflinshorg Menach
U.rV r. C. Moyer. Lewisburg Walls eY Green.
Columbia county l Uanviiie b. 11. neynolUa
Al Co. Berwick Shuiaan St Ritlenhouaa. Cat
lawiaaa C. G. DrolU. Bloomaburg John R.
Meyer. Jeisey Town Levi Bisel. Washington
Kol.t. McCay. Limestone Balli. fc McNi-.eh.
t)baerve that pach Agent ha an Eegraved Cer
tificaUof Agency, eoolainini repie otator ,t
I, BRANDKETH'S Maoufaclory at btog ating,
and upon which will alo b aeen eiact pie of
the new laleli now uteU upon (ht Brandrttk fill
PbiUdelphia, office No. 8, North iblreet.
Lute from the nio Granite.
Ry the arrival of the schooner II. L. Sc ron
ton, Capt. Wood, at New Orleans, the American
Flag of the 27th alt., ha been received.
From Gi'atrmala and San Luis ua Porosi
A Mexican eentleman who arrived in town on
Thursday last, from Guatemala, makes state
ment which, if true, promises our troop some
more lighting on this line, ,The author of the
said to be good authority for what he state
He states that he left Guatemala on the 15th inst.
and came through by the way of Tula.
Minon was at Guatemala with 500 cavalry,
acting as a corps of observation for Gen. Filisn-
la. whom he represent as being in San Luis
with 9000 ,ri,ops Tne intention of Gen. Filiso-
,R W, ,o o m ,(pcn MUVOt ,,,
as il wa ascertained trial Uen. i a) lor riao leu
The Mexicans have great confi-
J,.nce j I'ilisola. and the neonle of San Luis
were presuming largely upon the weakness of
our force when once from under the lead of the
dreaded Taylor." He say that the people are
not at all disnirited hv the Iks of tbeir canital
and evince as strong a determination as ever to
continue the conflict
Even though we may not believe this report
offfelve, we feel it a duty to make it public
no harm can result from its provine unfounded,
an() jr jrlle j,e warn;ng may of service.
iftBsisTiNu on tiik I..NK.MV An extiact of a
ett,.r received in Washington from an orfieer lit
the order said to be transmitted to Gen. Taylor,
t subsist the army off Ihe country. The w riter
'-The country this side of the mountains caul
stbiit and pay the army here, and not feel more
unfinvfil itiun tlieir Ho from their nwn irnvprti. I
... , ,, ., . .,,
itient in time of peace. I hope this system will !
be carried out on both lines. I heard, lo dav.
tbal a richly Uden train of mules, (170 in nuro- j Ktnbii-ey and, it issaid, wrote from Naples in
her.) with lead, gold dust. &c , had been captured ! mediately on hi arrival there, requesting in
near Saltillo a few days since. The lead being ! very earnest language that he might be sent
contraband, the whole will be confiscated. It is j Iwck o Madtid. In short, be appear, to have
said lo be worth $70,000. Its destination was Tell degraded, lie had made hw will and ar
San Luis Potosi, or some place the other side of j ranged all his sffairs before his departure, which
the mountains. Three of the hombrei are said to j occasioos a turmixe that he contemplated de
be in confinement at Saltillo who were iu pos- ! stroying himself even then. Nevertheless he
session of the property,"
Gemuai. Tavlor and tub Ladies, Old
R"tlih and Ready appears to have been an ob
ject of interest to the ladies of New Orleans,
who took a conspicuous part in the ceremony of
welcoming hint to tho city, and he, the New
Orleans papers inform us, appeared to be quite
fascinated by tbeir beauty. Tne Mercury gives
the lot lowing af count of his reception in the la
dies parlor of the St. Charles ;
About five o'clock the General was conduc
ted to the Indie parlor, in accordance with a
previous arrangement, and it was observed ihut
there wns an uneasy and rertless rxpre&sinn in
the old man's eye, a IrepiihiiHiii in his tiii.nner.
; which excited the anrprise of ihose who had
i "''en '''nl e8l,'u,,' Joffer's darkest
Ihour. A hnost immediately on hi entering the
j ptr(,rf, OHir ot U(iru . Iusroos i-yesaprmared at
I th,.diauand levelled their irresistible fire at the
old soldier another and another pair followed,
until a pha'anx ofbrdlianey and beauty was ar
rayed before him, which he has since declared
was more formidable to any gallant American
than a park of Mexican artillery. The old
man's heait fluttered in hi bueoni, and his wa
vering and uncertain aspect prenaged irretrieva
ble defeat and total route, t lei thought of the
charge of Plo Alio, the strife of Heseca de la
Palma, Ihe storming of Monterey, and the V.C
tory of Buena Vit-ts, and the immortal memory
of those glorious deeds coming to his aesietance,
and acting ass reserve guard, some otder was
restored in the head quarter ot reason, and the
I old hero presented fintiT front. But an un-
,.xncied charge was made upon hir.i a pair of
j ,. , , .. . ,,,.., ...
(ne ,v jiveetei.l hp in the world were
prestil to his, and before he cmild recover
bre'h, another and another fair lady followed
; suit, until resistance was vain, and the old hero
o' Boena Vista Mirrendered.
Mau-ia.ic ciTATisrTini. Iuring the last
year, ih re were 5.31X) marriages in Massachu
j tic. Of this number, (a we learn from the
hronoty pe.) 3.99 took place between
bacn, lors and widows, 46-1 between widowers
i and maids, 1iS between widower and widows,
' , ,ha -,u..liimn f ll.o n.rtie is not
Mated. A to the age, Bo of the men and l.l'-'li
of the women married were under W ; Q'Si
men and 2 060 woincu were betwteu 'JU and 23
yesrs ol age.
Fasuion Bhatkn The greut raceat l lis Uui-
on Course on Weduesday, between Fakhion and
PaMenger, resulted m tne deleat ol llie lormer, to
i the great disappointrnent of the majority of the
sporting werld. Before the race, the betting was
two to one in favor of Fashion. A Urge amount
of money changed hands. Only two beat were
jao the first in 7,45) and the second in 7,46.
Tne Widow of three of the signers of the
Dec I a rat ion of Independence, are still alive
Mrs. Benjamin Rush, in Philadelphia , Mr.
Judge Chase, in Baltimore, and Mr. Eldridge
deny, in New llsven.Ct. '
' MORRinha btatk or APPAiRf. I
France displays this week curioul Bppen-
rttx to the hut of deadly crime in high society ;
Ihrve cnnnli have attempted suicide, I wo of the
ppntlmen I ri ; in the I Ijihert rankeof rlipl. tna
ry t and two nf the attempt have been fatal -j-Couni
Rrewon, nnturuitis for hie share in the
Madrid marrinrjrn, hag killed himself at Napier).
wither) to be sent as arobafsidnr to London,
probably hoping to remove unpleasant impree
aiona, inxtead hf that he wti sent to Naplen,
which wae not only a pot of lesa dignity, but
one where lie ntijfht au;ain have brcoino invol
ve! in still lower branches of the Bourbon in
triune. Cmnt Mortier,' the French ntttbasaa
dnr to Turin, who was livinrr at Paris on leave
of absence, wsh seized by the police in the act
of rxhort ng his children to perii-h with him,
under a hiilhiciniition rfspectinjr hi wife's fi
de iy. Tin? Ihird euicido is the Count de Go
mer. w ho had been Ipiinminiously convicted of
rhootinj' at a lit tie boy trespassing on his
Count R esnn had arrived st Naples only on
tne 4,n n( October; he had presented Ilia ere
dentialson the 31st, and been graciously recei.
ved by the K'tif. On the 1st of November he
paid a numbrr of visits; went in the evening to
the opera; and throughout the day tdiowed no
tijineof iooaniiy, or even of excitement. On
duelling home, however, at night, he was ob
served o be agitated; his excitement increas
ed, ond he was heard to pace his room till innr
ntnjj. A heavy fall was then heard, and on en-
terinir the room the Counters Bresson found her
hui-band lyin with his throat cut, and a razor
b eblhiii'd. The (,'ouiit is understood to have
been deeply mortified at being sent to Naples ;
r' " r
been deeply mortified at being sent to Naples ;
he had tried to obtain the British or Russian
appeared perfectly collected, throughout his jour
ney, and, it is understood, transacted important
boHiies at Turin en route.
Count Mortier, Peer of France and French
ambassador lo the Court of Sardinia has at
tempted to kill his children in fit of madness
The Count had been residing in Pari on leave of
abence. The principal deluaion under which
he labored was that his wife was tinfaithlul to
I him ; but it is universal! aereed that there
was not the shadow of a reason for such no
tion. For som time pasf, fays a French journal,
M. Mortimer had exhibited symptoms of th's
terrible) inaliuly, and committed, without any
motive, acts nf ihe jreatect violence On Sun
day morning he lasleoed hiriiseU up with his
two children m the apartments which he occu
pied at the Hotel, Chatham, lie then wrote
letters to his wifeand to one of his friends, an
nouncing that in tome seconds he and hi chil
dren would have ceased to exist. . The prefect
of police, who waa immediately informed of
this hastened to the hotel, as did also the pre
sident of the Chamber of Peers. M. Mortier
remained in his chamber, which was barrica
ded. He was armed with a rsxor, which he
brandished over his children, and threatened to
plunge into his person; while, at the same time,
he uttered tha inoet frightful language. He
waa spoken to in a friendly way, but replied on
ly by incoherent phrases about death and blood;
and then, addressing himselftohissou, who was
on hs knees, he said that he must die.
The poor child, who is aged only eleven
year, cried that he would not die, and wept and
struggled. The Count then asked bis daugh
ter, who is aged only eight years, il !ie would
follow him and din with him. The poor little
creature replied in sweet childish accents, that
she wHild willingly die with her father, and il
is believed that ho was preparing to accomplish
this horrible design. Tbe persona w ho heard
these dreadful word were chilled with terror.
A word or movement on iheir part might
cause in descend the arm which madness agita
ted and retained at the saaie time. This dread
ful' scene lusted iiearly three hours; and the
Cuuntess Mrtier, tho Chancellor, and the pre
feet of police, were at the door during the tune
in a state nf indescribable dismay. At leng'h
access a-1 blamed to the rami lliruugli a con
ib niiied door, which was opened without noise.
The Chai cellor and the preftct entered, and
were fortunate enough to drag the pour children
from the room, and to give tlieui to their moth-
M. Mortier still kept hi raxor in hi hand ;
nothing could induce him to quit it; he made
at limes the geaiuro of cutting hia throat, and
thia Ken) continued for three quarters ol an
hour.' He then complained bitterly of the per
secution ol which be said be waa the object!
he accused tha prefect of violating h bouse,
the neeller of depriving him ol his liberty,
ki ' -d to toniplain to the keeper of tha
,es. ' The preftct recommfnered Mm lo wrie
to the keeper of the seals'apd undertook lo de
liver the letter; hi hope beiOfcr that l would
lay aside the racor, which it would have) beeti
dangerous to attempt to take by force. The
Count consented lo write I lie tetter, but on the
condition that the prefect should remain at the
other extremity of the chamber. The keeper
of the seals, hiving been aent for,' begged M.
Mortier to go and talk with him on the matters
of which he had to Complain, This heconsen
ted lodo, and left thernatn. In descending the
staircase he cloeed his razor and put It in his
pocket. In Ihe court yard of the hotel he was
seized and secured in the presence of the Chan
cellor, and immediately conveyed ton maisotl
Count de G.uner, w ho was condemned some
few months ago for shonoiing a boy, ha eoni
rritted suicide, in ihe same wood in which the
boy was wounded, lie has been in a state of
great excitement ever since the trial, and was
constantly attem'ed by a domestic. The Pro.
cureur du'Roi had appealed against the sentence
or, the Count, as not being sufficiently revere.
The Count Gustav de Gumer waa 30 years of
age. He waa rich ; and had been married lor
some yrira to Mademoiselle de Parte de Pressy,
belonging to one of the oldest and wealthiest
a mines oi 'lie province ol the Ariois. lie was
the father of three children, and had always led
a calm and happy life.
The idea that Count Brenson's suicide had
any connection with political disappointment or
mortification is probably incorrect; he appears
to have been unfavorably a flee ted in his health
hv the clima'e of Nsples. The Coorrier des
Ktats Unis of Saturday morning publishes an
extrsct from a letter written by the Count to a
friend in New York, in which he speaks of hi,
appointment to Naples as entirely in accordance
with his own wishes; he did indeed look for
ward to Ixindon, but en much had been said
there about his agency in negotiating the Span
ish marriage that he thought it advisable to
wait awhile. On tlie l"nh of October he wrote
to Mr. Gu;int that the change of climate or the
fatigue of hia journey gave him uncomfortuble
feelings, and that he was unabie to sleep. On
the 28th, he aifiiin referred to this, ssyinc that
he could neither eat nor aleep that hia nerves
were excited, and that the climate served him
worse than had that of Madrid, of which he had
complained while there. To his father ha wrote
that his Northern constitntion could not bear Ihe
climate of Naples. I,nn. Spectator, Nov. 13
The LiEFEHrrs aboit Mexico We are in
debt cd to a friend jimt from Alex.co for the f. 1
low ing statement of the d fence w hich our ar
my found before that city. This statement
prepared by ('apt. R K Lee of the Corps of
F.nginecrs, has not before been made public, and
it will aid in allowing how many and how reri
ou obstacle our gallant army has had to con
tend stain!. It should always be bum
mind, too, that tho work indicated are gener
ally nf the moat permanent character, and con
structed after the most approved rules of the
science of (ortificat inn.
The line of defence at the IVnon contained
'20 prep'd for 51 and 15 inf. brVt w'k
San An'onio, 7
Around the City of Mexico, independent of
the snrinuiiding ditches, generally 25 feet wide,
and 5 feet deep filled with water, whose bank
form natural parapets, there were 47 batteries.
prepared fot-J7 guns, and 17 infantry breast
works making on all the lines defending th
approaches to the city, &i batteries, prepared
for 3-lfi guns, and 42 infantry breastworks, in
dependent of Ihe natural defences of mud, wa
ter, the numerous other d'tehee. broken bridges,
&e. ,c Savanna Republican, Dec, 4.
A Naw Kiso op Bfcc The Cumberland Civ
liau publishes and extract ef a letter from W
Wood, of that town, now in Mexico, which says
"The night after the battle of Churubusco, we
slept upon the fi -Id. I erept under a shed, where
the surgeons bad been engaged in the amputation
of limbs, ere , and there slept soundly In the
morning 1 found I had been sleeping on a pile of
legs and arms, which wre thinly covered with
PirNnruTiov Th following example of mal-
punctuation, illustrate the necessity of putting
toi in their proper place: '-dBsa r entered
on hi bead, hi helmet on bis feet, armed san
dal npon his brow, tber wa a cloud in hi right
hand, hi faithful word in hi eye, an angry
glare saying nothing h sat down."
OaioiaAL Somebody tells the trath io this
'The steed called lightning, (tay the Fates)
Is owned in th United Mate.
'Twas Franklin' hand that caught th horse;
'Twai karnsd by Tiolessor Motse,"
From the Phi la. Daily Sun.
Myattrlna anil Interesting Cats r Child
A case of unusual interest, relative to the stea-
ing nf an iu'ant at Albany, N. Y. and the re
covering of it by the mother at a period of seven
or eight months su'.ireqnent lo the theft, was in
vestigated by Alderman C. Rolkley, on Saturday
nd Saturday Mi;ht. The evidence is volumi
nous, and presonts the following? facts, which
inbrace all the points in the deeply mysterious
nd interesting case. A t'y or two ago, Calvin
Pepper, Esq., an Attorney at Albany, N. Y. cal
led upin Aid. Butklcy, and stated that he had
urne to this city, in compmy with a Mr. Ha
miltnn and child, to ascertain by iiuinerous wit
nessesin Philadelphia, and to satisfy Mrs. Ha
mtlton whether or not the child she had with
her wns her real child. It apnea rs that about
he nrddlft ot April last last Mrs Hamilton gave
birih to a fine male child, and the accompanying
sicknrss beinir severe, a wet nurse was adverti
sed for and a tall slim woman, in resonse to
he advertii-ement ended upon Mrs. Hamilton
and said that a Mrs. Mclntyre, residing in Pearl
street Albany, expressed a desire to take the
child. Mrs. IL knew Mr. Mclntyre by repu
tation, to be a kind hearted; out imable woman,
the wife of a very rei-pectuble citian of Albany
and therefore gave the little one into the custo
dy of the woman, who had called and sent her
servant in company with her to ascertain that
all was correct. Having arrived in front of the
residence of Mrs. Mclntyre, the woman told
the servant she need not go in that the lady
who w a to rrceivethe child would not wish
to be seen takititr it, She suggested to the
servant to go home, and she accompanied her
part of the way and then returned towards the
residence ot Mclntvre. The servant went
home, not suspecting but that eveiy thing was
right, and Mrs. Ilnnnlwii thought the child was
safe in the care of Mrs. Mclntyre. On sending
there the next day In inquire about tho child
very ono wastaken by forpr st Mrs. Mcln
tyre had never seen it, and was surprised. Her
anguish, (she knowing the intensity nf a mo
ther's love,) became almost indescribable her
sympathy for Mrs. Hamilton became fully exci
ted. The affair was immediately made known
to the police the public mind became much
aroused and individual exertion was made
throughout Albany, and for thirty miles around
hut alas, the little one could not he found.
Things remained in this condition until the
middle of Juno, when a young looking woman
called upon a Methodist cl rgyman, in Albany,
ard reprernt.''d herself aa a widow with one
child, and obtained from If.e reverend gentleman
the sum of $15. This woman had been in Pills-
field, Muss , Toronto, Canada, States nf Illinois
spd Maryland, and other difl'erent parts of the
Un ted States, with the child, nn a regular beg
gng tour. Sue stoppd st ti c Albany Hotel, 1
and the stealing of Mrs. Hamilton's child not
yet having been forgotten, the woman was sus
pected, and detained at this pihlicho'.ic. Some
time during the night she broke nut of tho room
with the child and evaded the officers, but was
finally arretted, and taken before the authori
ties at A'biny, where she L've her name as
Caroline Smith, alias Weeks, and stated that the
child waa not Mrs. Hamilton's but that she rib
tniued it from a woman in the District of Ken
sington Philadelphia. This news was sent on
by telegraph to the Mayor of this city, and (m
immediately despatched Left. Bulkley, and L
II. Smi'h of the police, who in short time, that
reflects the hrighteat credit upon them a offi
cers, enceeded in finding the whereabouts of the
wrmn In Kensington who had given a child
away. This waa an illegitimate child, and the
name ot the mother does not transpire. This
fact beintr made known, threw a doubt in the
mind of Mrs. Hamilton, as to the paternity of
ihe child which was taken from Caroline Smith,
alias Weeks, and finally she conceived the idea
that the child was not hert n,it having seen it
from within a day or two of it birth, until No-
vemb'-r 29'h. In such moments of anguish,
she determined to come to thU city, aa already
Her coun"1, Mr. Pepper, succeeded in pro
ving by twelve witnesses who were examined
most minutely b him ho'., as w-llathe worthy
Alderman, and many facts were elicited rels
live to the sff.ir. It appears that Caroline
Smi'h had received a child front a woman in
Kensington, to whom the Philadelphia mother
(if wo muy so term her lo be properly under
stood) had given it and there is no telling how
many more children the said Caroline ha stolen
for the purpose of making a deeper impression
upon Ihe leelings of those from w hom he may
aolicil tor help, &.c. That b have had
aevetal accomplice in this high-handed, outr
geous and nefarious business, is not improbably.
When Mrs. Hamilton fir arrived in Phi'.bdej.
phia she called upon the mother of Hit other
child, and ha vine conferred to',ner, so great
became her doubt, aa to whjte child it waa, the
gave vent to a P'4 of '.ears, and became disoou
raged f)U e naluul under the rmfil oircum-
'.. oce. Il may be prop ia Ibis p1" 10
that Caroline Bmilh waa in Philadelphia, in
May last and put up at the Mansion House io
Market street where ho recorded her name a
Mrs. Belling or New York. Oa Wednesday
an advertisement appeared in paper of thia
city, that a child would be given away to any
respectable person who would call at, ir
Kensington. On the morning of the fame day
she proceeded lo the house, in Kensington, ami
obtained the child. Subsequently on the same
day, she took boarding at the residence of Mr.
Ystes, corner of Eighth and South streets, ao l
next morning, upon picking up the paper, disco
vered the same advertisement in it respecting
the child, and upon pretence of ming after it,
soon relumed with that of Mrs. Hamilton's, to
the house of Mrs. Yatea. What became of th-a
poor little illegitimate child, which she had ob
tained on Wednesday morning, is not known,
only to her or her companions. She obtained
it on Wednesday morning, but waa childless.
on the sumo afternoon. Tne whole case in fact
i one of the most difficult to condense, so as bo
be understood, that we have been called upon to
notice for some time. W have endeavored to
detail the facte in brief, in order to ahow one of
the most nefarious fystems of child stealing, for
purposes of begging and dissection, Scc, that
puts the miseries of Paris far into the shade.
We should have said before that the illegitf.
mate child had dark hair, and a mole on thesidia
of the neck, under the ear, and that of Mrs.
Hamilton had difl'erent colored hair, no mark
upon its neck, but one on tie aide of the fore
head. These facts having been elicited by thei
investigation, Mrs. Hamilton, who by the way
mcvee in the higher circles in society, and wha
ia beloved by a'l who know her, became satis
fied and perfectly convinced, that she waa in tha
possession of her own dearly beloved child.
What gave rise to the doubt in the first place,
was the declaration that both children had a
mole on the left aide of the forehead, which hap
pily has been proved to be untrue. The child,
of Mrs. Hamilton, when born, was healthy, well
formed and fat When taken from the wretch,
Caroline Smith, it wa poor, aikly looking, and
had fallen away in conseqnence of the unnata.
ral treatment and tho many privations which it
must have undergone in its travel about the
United Stales, a already atated. It is now re
stored to ita mother, and we feel inclined to
think the reader will, as the writer of this does, '
congratulate the mother and father upon the re
storation of their long lost child. The public
would do a benefit to Society, by eliciting any
fact connected with Caroline Smith, ait
Week, alias Belling, in her infamous traate,
w hich will make her conviction more sure, and
warrant a lifetime of service in prison.
Inter. sling front the Facial.
From the Valparaiso Neighbor, Oct 2ft
Terrim.: Eabtbqcake. On Friday, the
6ih inst., an alarming earthquake occurred hero
at 11 o'clock in the morning. lis duration was
45 seconds in the Port; through the Amandml
it wa more violent and protracted. The vibra
tions of the tower of tho custom bouse were
perceived with fearful distinctness. It i grati
fying to state, however, that no material dam
age was caused. Tha walla of some building
were crtcked ; but so far aa we can learn none
have fallen. The movement waa from all ac
counts as perceptible to persons on board ships
in the bay a it waa lo those on the shore ; equal
ly sudden, diatioct and disagreeable. A gen
tlemao who waa in an Engliab ship of war aaye
the sensation wa a if all the gun were coming
through Ihe deck. That the motion should thua
be distinctly communicated through auch
depth of water aa there is in the bay, ia very
surprising, it it does indeed come through the
earth alone. Duriog tht remaining part of th
day, and the following night, several other
shock occurred. They were slighter and ahor-
ter, but still enough to cause alarm ; and to in
duce many families to betake themselves to t by
street. Much anxie'y prevailed to beer from other
portions of the country. The first rumors from
the neighbothood ol Gqiiimbo were that great
destruction had been caused there. It waa sta
ted that the town of 1 1 la pel had been reduced to
coniplete ruin. And again that all Ihe finest
buildings in Cquimbo itself had been, throwr.
dowo. Thia we are happy to find waa an exag
geration. Still the shock at lllapel waa more
violent thau it waa in this place. Six or eight,
houses, so saye a letter written thence nn the
0i iust , were thrown down and ono life wa
loHt. A the rumor in regard tu Coquimbo
have not been confirmed, it ie hop.rd nothing se
rious occurred there. In the Cspiial, Santiago,
also, tha shock waa mora powerful thaa ie Val
paraiso, and somi injury recoiled, tie High it
lr. fling compared wii'.i the fear lo whir. the.o-
heaint of nature give r'te. What Iheissme-
t dialo agency of tuch incacriable power maf
be, ia difficult to tiicoe r. Here a tskoW region
tif country, of ten thouaaavt square mil, ie
m'de to quiver like iKe kifui tiee. aad that
on an inaUnt, for tht linve, a br e t e bo
ascertained, waa almost aiawaltanrouj it pUseej
a hundred mile diatant