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inscriptions received for less period than
tii. All eommonicatione or Inter en
i raiding to the office, to in cure attention,
"SIX YEARS AGO """"""
ebilJrrn began to cry for Sherman's Lo
iges. The nniee we not ao Mod et tbl
t it hae kept inering er sine, and aw
so great that the mouthi of the Hide
1 acirce be slopped. Dr. Sherman sympa.
ith th.' Utile tiiffrrert, and viry much re
it an; of' Uem ahnald be disappointed
g the tt t.en.t which hae been confer
a the eommuijiiy by introduction of
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ntered into arrangement fbV enlarging hie
lory, by mean of which be think,.1 be will
i i?0l'ly 'he demand. And ihe ame .""
will I'." laken, that thee e-lelMtrd I0
i ma.le aa 'hry hive alwaye been, in or
lhoe who J pf!d "pon xh''m m,T 1,01 h'
ited in their hnprr. H" knew when he
:ed the manufacture of (he Worm Lvztn
. ih-y would upersed ihe of everv
tmifuee, a the Loicnje ia very fleatunl
ir, speedy n itseliiect. aa well certain,
Unlitv 'tequired lo effect a perfect curt,
nil. Thee proprrtie in connexion with
hat they ate sold fir 35 emu prr hex. thus
hem in the reach of the poorest man in
hit not only caused them to tal.c the
iver other vermifuxe ever offered, but al
ed them popular to the community,
in cure Coughs, G"Ms, l!onsumpt:en,
shortness and difficulty of Breathing, ami
a-ea of the Lungs, with the name facility
in their fi't introduction, and the pinpb
become persuaded by actual eipitience,
he eceinn of a light cold, they hee
rp to either the DrV oTue, or one of the
nd obtain a box of hi Cough I. xngc,
very convenient to carry in the pocket.
,e a few through ihi- d y By pursuing
e a cure is nfirn efTrcted in 24 hour, and
it ahnut hit busin ss. 8o great i the ce
the Loxenge. that thousands of person
ueed them, and become arquain.ed with
t, will never be without ihetn.
IB MAM'S PLAiTBB
more eases of Rheumatism, Pai i in the
a and Ghent, LuinUo and Wnknesa,
ipplicaiinn that he eer bre i made. A
ty of the Plaster hat indexed, bundreda
ipled racat heve attempted to counter
palm it off upnn ihe communitr a the
try Bewai i.f Dfcrpti.m. p) Kemrm
u true and genuine Piaster ia spread up
paper made eipree.-ly for the puipoae,
ry eae the airnnHirn of Dr. Sheiman i
m the lack of the Pl?s'ei, and the whole
Copy Right. None othera are genuine,
wl en yoa want a real good hhrrman'a
Plaster, call at the rfike, 106 Naaaau
tan mi l not be diaappninted.
er the numhrr, 106 Na aau at., be e
mai.'a Lownge are aold. Hie Agenla
Haya, 139 Full m atreet, Uri. klvn;
rt'illiam'burg ; and Redding A Co.,
and JOHN YOl.'NG, funhury.
M. A McCAY, Nortliumbeiland.
er lllh. 1 847.-1.
Voilks PItAISK IT!
raids, ami all hindn rf Injlamrd
Y'S UNIVERSAL OINTMENT, it
tciimp'e e Burn Antidnleever known.
, (and aa if by Magic) atpa pailia of the
ate Bum an 1 Sc.itd . Fir olJ S. ree,
it, Sprain", &.C., on man or beaat.it ii
licatinn that can be n.a le. Thouemda
nd thookaiula pr ie iu It ia the nt"t
ter of pain eer discovered. All who
iend it. Every family ah old be provj.
None can lell how aoun ome of the
irveearh lioz of the genuire Ointment
ie ol S. Tocar.T writtm on the outaide
mi ile ihia ia forgery.
. Li, rv Men. Frme-e. and all who ue
I find thia Ointment the very beat (hint
e foi CuUai Galla. Scratrhea, Kick, &e.
ir animate. Surely ever merciful man
hi' animate aa free fiom pain aa poeai
y'a Uniral Ointment ia all that ia re
"F INBEtTS. Toi the ating or b'te
a Inerte, J'ouKey'e Oinin ent ia unri
indrrila hve tried ii and f.mnd it Rood
'JUIttiD ! Fur the Pile, Touney'a II
I'ment ia one if the leat Kemt-diea thai
ied. All who have tried it foi Ihe Pile
)KES CURED. For old oatinate
e ia nothing fO,ml to Touaey'a Oint
eraon in Maniiua hd. for a number of
leg that I affleJ the ekill of the doctor,
intment wa ree-immrnded by one of
phyaiclana, (who knew it g'eal irtuea.)
trt pr.-duced more benefit than ihe pe
reived from any ai.d a I peioua rrme
II ir it.
AND SCALDS CURED. Thouaanle
Bun a and Scald", in all parte of the
e been cur. d by Tonaev'e Univeraal
Certificate" rnough eould be had to fill
f ihia hi .
IV BRUISES CURF.D. Teet'moni
noniels in favir of Tmieej'a limiment
truiaea, have been ofT-red the prnpiie
lre.la in Myracu-e will certify loita great
ii'ing the pain of the moil aeveie Bruiae
ahould tr it.
HEAD CURED. Snree ef eaeea of '
I have been cured by Toueey'a Oint
it it aelilom faila.
HEUM CURED. Of all the remediea
red for ihia mo.t diaagreeal le eomplaint.
niveraal Ointment it the moat complete.
knwn t fail.
ED HANDS CAN BE CURED.
nivereal Ointment will alwaja cuie lb
of Chapped Hands Scoree of peraon
.IPS CURED. For the eure of 8or
e-aa never anything made equal to Too.
tot It ia aura to cure then. Try it.
niifie eompound, warranted net to con
rparalion ef Mercqry. ff P'iee 5
t . For further part ienl are eoneernieg
aloakU OintmeeiL ihe auhlie refer.
pbleta, ! be had gratia, of reepeeJable
ad MerthanU throughout the United
by ELLIOT 4s TOU8ET, Dsnggwfe,
am) I t
' JOHN7TOUNO,tt..haary. I
V. A. MeCAr. fvsnhiuawis.hsii
j, lit?. 1 aw . '
Aheolute acquieecenee in the deciaione of Ihe majority, the iul principle of Republics, from which
ny Irlaimer A. Elsclr.
We tranafer the following tinea to our column,
becanae they are a good hit at the murmuring
cemplaintt of newapaper patron in every part of
the Ti-erld, and, atthnngh old. they wilt lote no
thing by being often read. The author's name
-e hae forgotten Peru FoVVeatcr
The editor who Willi to pleaie :
Mnat humbly craw! r0" hit kneel.
And kit the handa thai beat him ;
Or if he dare attempt to walk ;
Mnat toe the mark that othera chalk,
And cringe to all that meet him.
Saye one, yetir aubjecti are too grare
Too mnrh morality you have
Too much about religion
Give me some witch or wizzard tatet,
And tlip ahnd ghoati, with tint and ecalet,
Or featbera like a pigeon.
I love to read, another criea,
Those morntrnut fashionable lie
In other word, thote noelt;
Composed of king, and qneent, and lordt.
Of border wart and Gothic horde
That uied to live in hovel.
No, no, erie one, we're had enoneh
Of tuch confounded love tick itulT,
To crize the fair creation
Give ua tome recent foreign new
Of Ruinia, Turk the Greek and Jew,
Or any other nation.
The man of drilled acholaitic lore,
Would like to tee a little more
In icraptof Greek or Latin!
The merchant rather bave the price
Of Southern Ir.dijo and Rice,
Or India (ilk or atin.
Another crie I want more fun,
A witty anecdote or pun.
A ret.ua or a riddle
Some long for missionary nrwa.
And ome of worldly, carnal view.
Would rather hrar a fiddle.
The critic t04 of elastic ski II,
Muat dip in gall hi gander quill.
And scrawl against the paper ;
Of all the literary fooTa.
Bred in our colleges and schools,
He cuts the silliett caper.
Another crie I want toree
A jumbled up variety,
Variety in all thir.gi
A Miscellaneous hodge pcle print.
Composed I only give the hiut.
Of multifarioua small things.
I want aorr.e marriage newa aays Miss,
It constitutes my higheat bliss
To hesr of weddings plenty.
For in a time of general rain,
None Buffet from m drought 'lie plain
At !eatt not one in twenty.
I want to hear of death. ays one
Of people totally undone,
By loatee, fire or fever :
Another answers full aa wise,
I'd rather have the fall and rise,
Of racbeon akin and beaver.
Some aignify a secret wish
For now and then a savory dih
' Of politics to suit them.
But here we rett with perfect ease,
For ihotild they swesr the moon ws cheese,
We never should dispute them.
Or grave or bumoroiit, wild or tame,
Lefty or low, 'tie all the tame,
Too haughty or too humble,
And every editorial wight,
Has nought to do but what ia right,
And let the grumblera grumble.
TUt Wpg Hl4at.
I taw a fair maid weeping, .
Down by yoa old oak tree,
One day whan I waa reaping
The caa I flew to tee I
be turned aa I approached bsr,
Then, blushing, dropped her bead,
While, I, in one ofkmdneas,
Unte the maiden said :
What grievetta thee, fairest maiden ;
Ah, maiden, lell me true,
Can sorrow rest within th breast
Of one fair as you T
'Yes, sir," she cried, "kind stranger,
I've drank ef serrew's cup ;
Jail new, my hi, with rathleaa hand,
Cut my new bustle up '."
A HsanCit Th Governor of New Hamp.
ahira b pardoned Zebulon Paine of Conway,
from th Stat Pritan, to which ba was sen.
tenced in 1846, for eight years, for having set
Ar to a Vara. He was convicted en the test imo
ny of a boy who was admitted as State's vi.
dtnre It new appears, by cenfeatien ef the
hey, that ba waa the goiliy one, and Ibat Mr
Paiaa was wholly Innocent.
J'"' "T' 'Tl
1 1 0 pMsMr being b.man hsmg I carl
j Jhrta eqaars mlla, w SON acres
AND -SHAMOKIN JOURNAL.
6unburr Xortliumberland C.
J on Jacob Astoh n classed by those whn
know him beat, not only amnnjj the; riehwt ht
alen among the- truly prent men of ih wml l
Tho talent which, in another are, and in ano
ther etstenf society, was exercised in the art of
war, ia no to a great extent cnjuged in the
peaceful occupations of the Count in r room.
War baa been a preat field for the development
of great talents. But commerce affords scope
for er.'ater variety of tulent, and ie a field on
which the most jintic senitt", and the most
snaring ambition may extend themselvp in un
limited conquests. In ihi department of hu
man action. Astor has displayed a rest mind
Landing on our shore as common steerage
passenger , poor uneducated boy a etranger
to the langmce and the people he hae by the
aole aid of hi own industry, accumulated a fur-
tune scarcely eeeond to that of any individual j n rieed almost aa intimate a knowledge nf
nn Ihe globe, and baa executed project that ,,, ,, markets in which he traded, aa
have become identified with the history t;f his ,:,8h hn had been l resident at each rcapec
country. and which will perpetuate hia name to ; ,jVe mart, (n Ihe distribution of hie cargoes at
the latest age.
lie wasb rn in July, ITCH, in the village nf
WMdnrp. near Wridelberg. in the Duchy of
Baden, u rmany. Ilia father waa a very wor
thy mm end held the rfllee nf bail. IT. At the
age of eighteen, young Astor, nn the eve of
leaving his h"me for a foreign laud, rcaotved
to be honett and indutrinu and never la gum
lie. In March, 1784, he lnnded at Baltimore,
a steerage passenger, having sailed from Lon
don in November, and been detained by the ice
three mnn'he. On his voyage he became ac
quainted with a fellow countryman nf hie, a
furrier, who induced Mr. Astor la learn hia art.
The main portion of Mr. Astor'a properly at
this time conoi-ted of seven flutes from hie Mo
ther's menu factory, a: lii don. which, with a
few o'her articles of merchandiz1, lie sold, and
invested the email proceeds in furs, and com
menced learning the fur-trade, lie was soon
arter engaged as clerk ir the fur establishment
of Robert B'wen, Ihe first cousin of Walter's
lather, (see Walter Bnwen ) a good nldqitaker,
who prized Mr. AW very much for his unti
ring industry and fidelity. Subsequently, by
the aid of a ftw thouetnde from hia brother Har
ry, a rich B iwer butcher, he engageJ in busi
nesa for himself, associated with the !ate Corne
lius Heyer. Alterward he became associated
with Mr. Smith, the fa'.her of Gerril Smith.
A' the clnxe of the revolutionary war, Oxwe-
go, Niagara, Detroit, and other posts being in
noseeseton nt a foreign power, I serious ember-
rsument waa thrown in the way of the fur
trade. Snon after Mr. Astor entered the busi
ness. In 1794 5 ty a treaty these posts were
surrendered, when, eiiitempleting the giand op
portunity then offered lo him, hessid, 'Now I
will make my fortune in the fur-trade ' Hie
prediction waa venfV'd. Astor, with an industry
and sagacity unparal.'elled, improved hia op
portunity, and after a lapse of six years, during
ihe first year of the present century, lie had a
massed aometlung like 200 000 duller. By the
nstursl course of sccimulstion, this sum, al the
present time, would have amounted l.i jtO(KK),-
000 but in Mr. Astor's hands it ha increased
to more than four timea that amount. Nine
years later, at Ihe age of forty-five, Mr Alor
founded Ihe American Fur Company, for Ihe
purpose ef competing with Ihe powerful British
associations, which were in a fsir way lo mono
po'iz the traffic in fur thrnucb Ihe Northern
and Southwestern portions of our continent.
The oiitpots of this new company stretched n
Innewsnd hitherto untrodden fields, snd seen
red the richest spoils of besver, otter, and hiifTa.
lo. It had, indeed, pnviously aa well at now,
been the policy of Mr. Aator to extend hi con.
quest into New territories. The projection
and establishment of this company did not satisfy
hisgigsrlic intellect. His grsnd project nf the
Astoria settlement wss nnw formed. It wa
hia design tn establish a series of fort along
th Pacific 0:ean, and nn the Columbia river,
in connection with our government, and thus
monopolize the fur Irsde weit ol the Rocky
The first post, Astoris, wss established in
1510, by part? nf aixty men, under Ihe com-
mand of Mr. W. P. Hunt. Thia settlement.
which waa destined to be the commercial em
porium of the nnrlhern Pacific, was In be sup
plied with cnmmoditiea from New York, and
the aame vesael was also to convey euppliea t
Ihe Russian trading settlements farther north,
and receive fur in exchange. With Ihe fore
front the Russian pnU, and fiom Astoria, she
ae to proceed to Canton, then Ihe best mar
ki t for furs, and return home with teas, silks,
and nankeen. It the projection of this nisg
nifieent er.tei prise, Astor anticipsted lhal Ihe
settlement would prove bill of costs for the
first two years, and thst no eonsidrrtblo profits
would be-received ia less than ten year. Al
the expiration of Iwenly yt he counted on
receiving rotllion of dollara annual ptofii.
The Tvnquin, the first, and the Lark, Iht third
vessel, despatcbsd for Astoria, were lost ; yet,
nothwilhstaadiag. the enterprise wotiW ot
have faile bad net Aatavis hee aoW In thai A
there le M appeal bet to force, the a-ilel prieicvple
Va Saturday, Feb. 19, 1948.
genu of the TVritsh Nirihweel Fur Ccnptny,
through the troacherv nf nrte o Mr. As'nr'a
partner, t Scotchman, named McDniii;!. As
toria had lo struggle through many difficullife
in consequence nf being esptured during Ihe
Inst war, and just aa peace was declared, and aa
if wse tn be restored, it was wrenched from
Mr. Astor 'a hand by the treachery of his part
ner. , From Ihe time nf the eetablreSment of the
American For Company, Mr Aatne became
largely engaged in enmmere. Ilia ehine,
freighted with fnre for France, England, Cft
many, and Rhsm with peltries, ginseng and
dollars for China, now ploughed every era, tn
receive these product of the New World and
exchange them for the valuable commodities nf
the Old. Mr Astor' instructions tn hie cap.
tam were minute and exceedingly particular.
home, and in exchanging hi commodities with
the native, Mr. Astor exercised a minute in-
Upectinn even tn the smallest detail, and aortn.
ed to pneseea an almost intui'ive knowledge of
the market, not only in the United States, hut
also in Canada. Yet Mr. Astor did not bestow
at his connting-hotise more thnn half the time
most merchant feel compelled lo g-ve their
ennrerns. It hs been remark' d of him. by one
of his intimate frierds, a man of sonic emin- nee.
Hint Mr. Astor waacapnhleof commanding an
army of SCO 000 men. During a good portion
of Mr. Astor'n active li'e, he resided in s larjre
house in the lower part of Rroadwev, and lived
in a style of princely magnificence, attended by
eervanta from some of Ihe various nations with
which he traded, and among them some from
Ihe E'tipire of Ihe Celestial. His house wss
furnished with the richest plate, and la is apart
ment adorned with works of art, among which
wa a Cupid by Magnard, w hich was regarded
as a work nf rare merit, and for which Ai-tor
paid a princely sum
Notwithstanding the magnitude and success
of Mr. Astnr's bnsinea operations, yet the pre,
'est source of his weslth baa resulted from the
increased value of real estate consequent on the
continued growth of ihe city. At an early day
he foresaw the future greatness of lh commer
cial emporium nf thn vVestern Continent, end
was wont to convert two thirds of his annual
gain into real estate not one foot of which he
ever mortgaged. It ha been hia policy tn in
vest in mnrtiiapes on the best property i fl'-rrd,
and in case ol for' clnsure, w hieh ha olten hap
pened, lie ha hough! the property in at much
es than it ral vn'ue In Ihts mode, toreth r
wi'h the continual! increasing value nf reil
relate, in this city, he ha multiplied bis wial'h
far beyond the natural accumulation hv the or
dinsry intere-, and henc livi the hulk i f h.s
property. Mr. Astor has vast tract" of land in
Misiinri, Wisconsin, lows, and oth-r p ir's o'
the W st, the prospe ctive value of which is ve
The great portion of this property i
in real estate and mortgage in this city. Conh!
Mr. Ator'e property be kepi unbroken and un-
tier is preseni nianaieineni, wnuin oernm.-
. . . u I
the larreet individual estate ever known on the
"lobe. The estimate nf Ihe value of his prop
erty given abov-, is moderate; (hose knowing
hi affair bet place it al fiaO.fKKI 000, and
aome even a high a cViO.000000. Ida in-
com, at a moderate estimate oiut he f?2000 -
000 a rear, nr l"ifl000 a month, which i about
11 fiOO a week : f-"i.7f)0 a day, KM0 (n IMf,
and $4 a minute, Mr. Ator haa made a dona-
tion of f 3T0.000 for a library in this city. Ihe
interest of which ia to be expanded in employ,
ing agent to purchase bonks; and in the eree
tion nf a building. Mr. Cogswell, late eriiior
of the New York Review, ia the agent and Ii-
brarian Mr. Astor haa two rons. Win. B. snd
one whn haa been imbecile from hia b'rth : one
nf his daughters became Ihe Countess of UumpfT. lie accordingly called him into his study, in
snd lately deceased al Pane, another (de ceased) quired how mnch he was in his delt, snd being
was married lo Mr. Bnsted, sn Bogli-hman,
author of a work nn the Uesourcea ol America,
and now a clergyman at Bristol, R I. A grand
son. Charles Bruited. I at Cambridge, Eng
J. din Jacob A-lor beat skins in (mid street
in esr'y life ' neach'i RicK men o,V. J'.
Gai Tar to seem determined to adhere lo
bit resolution, not to vitit any place but hia own
borne during kia leave of absence. He haa just
declined an invitation to viait th seat of govern
ment of Mitaittippi a th guest of that Stat
A eoTmitte of th Legislature waited upon
him at hia residence in Louisiana, and cemmsni
cated lb withe ef the Legislature. Gen. Tay
lor thanked Ihe Legislature for it kimlnes. but
declined the Invitation, principally on thegrod
thst be abtained kia leave of abaenc for th ex
pre purpose of visiting bis family, fiom whom
he bad been long separated, and f attending lo
kit private huainess, which bad been much neg
lected. He also stated that he had reported hisn
..ll ia ika Denartsnenl at Wjthiorte. and that
;. u iMiuaMf fate kim la absiai kimaelf
lg al a tims, m impo""' can-.anaaicatiens
aoigbt he addressed I his in bis aUsasa.
and immeiliwe parent of deanotiam. J
Vol. 8No. 24 Whale No. 3SfJ
Protpeet nt Anolher Itania.
If the information contained in Ihe following
tetter received by the Richmond Republican.
from an oflWr in the army, be correct, there ia
a prospect of another collision at arm. There
i. always more excitement near the scene nf e.
peeled attack than the circumstances usually
warrant. If en stuck is cmteinplateif, the
line of Oen Wool's command is Ihe one which
v.i'1 be mo-t likely In h asaild, aa it is weak
er and more rx'enderf than any ober. But
what rtn the Mexicans expect lo gain by risk
in? another fitfht !
We hive rrceived a let'er 'rom a friend at
B'iena Vista, tlaK-d the 17 h of January, which
gives information that Genera! Buetamente ie
at Giianajoanto, (pronounced Gwsn a wan-to,)
at the head of 6 000 troops ; that there are 1.
."lOOat S.n Lui. 3 000 at Duranco under Urrea
and that the S'te rf Ziestecos has rai.-ed 10.
000 miking 21 000 to 22 000 in al).
S.inta Anna a led from Acnpu'co, and it was
thought he had hi Men farewe ll to M'xiro, but
he has Ian. led at Sun Bins; and it niny bn h in
purpose lo tetrieve, nr try tu re'rieve, hi for
tunra in this region, supposing ns very wesk.
He will however find even a belter spNiintd
srmy thnn tiitl him on the glorious field of
Col, Ilamtramck has und.ir ln. coin inn nd
2000 men the lflih rcgiimiit al Monterey csn
si in be thrown up here and the ilr.igoons and
Brayy'e lattery will number 100 altogether,
cotihtituting a force nf 4000 in the field, We
would have 5 batteries nf light artillery in per
fect order, 4 regiment infantry. 10 companies
dragKins, snd 4 ofctvaliy. The draooon nnd
artillery horses are in fine ordr in February
last they were poor and broken down. The
four regimen's are well drilled and under fini
dicip!ine. We would have G -nr ml Wool fur
our commander, nud yi u need not fear th re
result. We can bent the bent twenty thousand
iri-f.p Mi Xicn can produce J and having llueno
V sta in view, no force Sunti Atinii Can bring
can drive us from the (.'lotions fiold.
In another pirt of the letter i!i writer pny :
' I have line moment received ihe inform ihon
that Urrea hae uian-li.il from Duratigo vilh
20C0civlry and 2000 i.s.t, t.ij uii TiiasatClii
huihiia, who has2(HK) more, iii.il then to uinrcli
aiainst mir force at the P.isio, whoh'V.? halted
thereon llnir way Imni Sunti Fe. 1'l.is inte!.
licence I a 1 been lorwnrdid to (Jen. Wool by
Col II iii.trMork, and it is expected the latter
will be order, d, with two regiments inf.intry,
two latteries hght artillery, and some cavs'rv.
to move ami fall in Lrrea rear anil c'o-e on
him about the tune he reaches the Pa"so so
that r have Urrea between two force,"
Cor of ihe J'liitmMphia Inquirer,
Nlv Yorx. Feb. 3. IS IS.
The staid and di'mnre cttixene of our little
sie'er city acro the river, Brooklyn, have been
in a high sta'e of excitement for sr.me days
J pa', in consequence nf one of those strange oc
currenee which make u sometiuies exclaim,
:hat fnct is strsnper than fic'ion. One of the
wealthiet entl most fashionnble teen oflhtl city
l ed been syrn n'r d guardian f r bis niece, an
heiress to a very Inrge amount of property, and
most beanti'ul and accomplished girl,
The guardian hsa lately at intervala received
unnnnymnno letters, in diflerenl handwriting.
intimating, in a delicate way, that theaonner he
discharged from hi service a coachman whom
nM m tm cmplov, the more it would be to
ihe peace of his family, and ultimately to hi
hen- fit. At first he paid nn attention to these
letters, but so msi.y of them were directed to
htm. that lest the misgivings of his friends
for the tone of the tellers showed thai they were
Ins liiends might turn out true, snd be rea li
xed, he determined upon tlisriisrginjj nis coecn-
nian and hiring another in hia p'ace.
informed oTlhe amount, he paid it and told him
he d d not wi.-h hi service any longer. 1 he
announcement took Ihe coachman by surprie.
Ile regretted very much being discharged, ho
ped and b-lieve; that he had done hia duty
faithtu Iv, and would continue In exert himself
to give tali-faction, if the gentleman would con
tinue him in hi employ. The gentleman wa
well pleased w i;h hi coachman, had no fault lo
find with him, hut hedeired to makeaehange.
and eou'd not think of keeping him any longer
The coachman eing that hi employer waa
determined nit discharging him, made no fur
ther effort lo alter hi determination, but said
he hoped hi employer would allow him lo lake
hi wile with hun. Ile said he certsinly had
nn nbj-ctioni and it wss a trng request t
ssk from him. It waa the first time, however.
that he had heard he was married. 'Oh yes,
re ul ied the coachman, ! have been married
the six months to your niece.'
'I he uncle wss h irror struck he rived and
hn prsnced more like a maniac thsn a
msn. finally, he got cool made iu',,t
I rclalwD to lh Jhattar, nd fi ,
raicKn or ait kutimhw.
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column, IS. three squares. lt( two squares, f 9
on square, $5. Half-yearly t one column. II A
hslf column, l t three aqrares, ; two squsre,
t S I one square, 3 AO.
Advertisements left without direction aa lo the
length of l imo they are lo he published will he
continued until ordered out, and charged aoco'd
Cfixtean lire or Iraa make a square.
owi. niece V?stnr4 the truth of his eotchmaea
... .. . .
I en ry, i in ia ine atory aa ii ia wnieperet, acorn
in Brooklyn and in this city. could givtyou
the names of all the parties, bot it would not be
right or proper to make them public
Texan AtitfCXaTtoit. DirtOaUCT. A peon
Jones, who wsa President of Texas during the
eventful period when annexation waa agitated
snd accomplished, ia publishing a terica of let
ters In the Galveston Civilian, in explanation of
hisagenoy and that of the Texas authorities in
general, in that matter. Like General II u'n
he prides himself upon h.s diplomacy, in bring,
ing about a state of feeling in this country,
which precipitated the movement, and claims
that it wsa the adroitness of Tegaa policy whind
accomplished the object, which might hav
been delayed f..r years. He, nevertheless, ut
teily denies any intrigue with foreign powers,
inconsistent w ith Ihe independence snd digni
ty of the Texas government, injurious to Hny
interesiB of tho United Slater, or really adverse
to ultimate annexation.
The letter contains one strong declaration,
which throws light upon the eflect which th
mode of annexation had upon the origin of the
war. He i of opinion, that the rejection by
Mer. Tyler and Calheqn, of the House reso
lutions, instead of Ihe Senate amendment, waa
extremely injudicious, and he exrrrBes his
surprise that that alternative should hsve been
presented lo Texas, instead of the other, per
hap. hut more peaceful mode proposed, by re
potialion. He says that this decision nf the
Government nf the United Strifes produced stir,
price in that of Texas, from the bcVf that war
would immediately follow ; whereas, bv the
other, annexation could be effected "without
war," hut hi' says Texas hadnoop'ioo but Ii
accept the mode selected by the late President.
Monsi.'nTri.mnArn aso tup Fnri.in Tt t--roRAPti
Mr, French, the Prco'l'Tr r 'in
Magnetic Telegmph Company, tBkir" a
menl of the expense nf telrgrnphin nn. hun
dred word) to- Liverpool from Imilon, a rli'i'.ree
r.f 225 miles, mulies a compar enn of tl .-ie
charges with tl o'e on Morse's line ;
The distance from Wa.hincton to Y'"!?
is two hundred and twenty five n'i'e. ,.nJ p
message of one hundred words is tnnined
ordinirily in five minutes, but sometime in
three and a h'llf niinut-s. at a chsrge of five
dollars for the fiM hundred words but ni.lr three
dollars and thirty-three cents for the second and
for esch following hundred words. The com
parative efficiency of the Anierica aed E 'g
li'h syslema of the electric telegraph ia there
fore easi!y stated and comprehended ;
Eivlish telegraph, 100 words, C20miles.
10 min., 22 C0
American telegraph, 100 words, 225
miles, 5 min., fi 00)
That F.ngland is not now reaping the va't'y
superior advantages of the American telegiawhic
system, is owing In the injustice of her Attor.
ney Gonersl. in 1:'.8. in most unwarr"t bly
r fusing to grant Professor Morse's snlieatioit
for a patent at that time. or a plea Jnheinfart,
hut. had it even been a fact, iVrpal n its appli
cation. All illustration ofthold adage that
might make right,' waa never more forcibly
exhibited than in the course pursued by thn
Eogli.h Attorney General upon the applica
tion of Profeasor Morse at that time.
It is hop"d, tor the credit ofGreat Britain,
that she will yet do that justice to the Prefs-
sor which is due by a'l the wurld to a public
Datrr L Sctsa The National Intelligencer
publishca the following letter l
Sal.Ttt.LO. Tec. 29.
Yesterday (Monday) one of the most painful
cene took plsce here I ever witnessed. A so I
dier by the name of Victor Galbraith, a btig'Jer
in Captain Miert' company of volunteer eavslr y,
at shot for threateninf the Captain's life. The
troops were all muttered to witness the dreadful
cene. The nnhsppy prisoner was brought for
ward under the charge of the Provost Marsl.al
and guard Sixteen men were detailed and for.
med in single file. The prisoner calmly tat
down on hia coffin at about eight pacea dittam.-e.
and looked at the exeeiitionert firmly in the fa re.
Hi sentence wss then read to bim; he then
threw hia head back ward, and said to t be men:
Take good aim j I am ready to di,M Tbey fi
red ; he fell immediately, having received tr,re
ball in hi body but in a few moment be a
gain aroae, reding en hi elbow, and atk d for
water, and drank. He then laid, 'kill ne at
once and relieve me ef my miterf wff ,en feot
of the men who bad reaerved Ibeir fir a dvand;
and. placing th muzzle of tbeir gun to within,
a few inches of his body, fired, alms tt cltin
bim stundtr. Truly, hs wss th mt raaolote,
man I ever saw. Som ef tb officet an
tirsly vercem by ths distrsssing tight.
TnvT'n Tut Wat to Til. A bill has
been ittlrduee into the Kont'etky lloase or
B'jrrcee,tllMevyin; a tpifi lag on otJ
I KiiU wt 'hltty yr cffss th
i,, I (0 0e applied ta lb support of iicta,l mld9M
kit) t6 pr.gBa.aid hf tfhtl