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THE SPY S: COLUMBIAN.
b'ATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1.847
V. 13. PALMER, North West corner of Third arid
Chestnut streets, Philadelphia,
Tribune Buildings, (opposite City IralL) N. York.
South East corner of Baltimore and Cal,ert streets,
No. lt. ) . Slot , : street, Boston.
JACOB M. WrsTn.trxrcn, Lancaster city
Vitt.t.t.tat PIERCF, Travelling Agent.
To CentanSPCSDEViS.—Too Late for insertion on '
our outside, It e received two poetical replies to the '
inquiry addressed, to Leila, published in our last.
As we have not room Ihr both on the inside, and as
they would dumbness be injured by kccpiog, we
shall merely give a synopsis of their contents, so
far as we !Inc been able to comprehend them.
The lady querist is apostrophised Deatts t of
the dearest tribe," "lovt.liest of the loveliest. fortt,"
gentlest of the gentlest creed," and " meekest of
the meekest form,"—whicii, in?: parts of two
verses, constitutes, as an examm , ,tioo of th e fi na l
words will prove, poet: y. " Furst of the fairest
few,:" "noblest of the noble•.t gift," arc rather vague
expressions, but doubtless correct, fur the poet de.
clares most emphsti.cally that he sees the super
lative of .superlatcs," seated in her downy chair,
nest On her hand an 1 brow
Me:tatting u'er thy Leila fair.
The effusion is intended as a warnir•g to the
lady, nut to allow herself to be ensnared in the in
terminable meshes of his personal charms,—and to
prove his earnestness and good faith, descends from
poetry to flat truth, in the first line of the last
stanza, which we give verbatim:
hit this is all nonsense. my dear
SO we'll all thing , array;
EXctpt my illll/1.4.11 ,, art, & wlthant a rear
Your name shall
The second communication, l'rorn our friend
bears such nident marks of haste, that we feel
sure he will thank us for refusing to print it; he
has done, and can do, much better.
SOMETEING NICE AND Novr.t.-11e. , :srs. J.
Wright laic for sale an article called the Cc:ze
Umbrella, which is the embodio.ta,t of elegance and
convenience. In its ellrysalis state, you have a
Ivry neat walking cane, which on one unacquinted
with the spirit of the ace would suNpect of being
"anything ek2.." DeniL;lit, man! You have
never read the "Vestige Creation," or you would
be aware that the lay: of progressive development
teaches that the order of creative economy is on
ward and upward. To you the chrysalis presents
no promise of the at:n:l;3.-01e egg hits for you no
hint of hatching. But remove that case, and heftier
your wondering gaze shall appear a silken canopy,
which as it unfulds its silken IA ings, shall atTord
you, in the shower a shelter, in the sunshine, shade.
Two of the Lanca,ter papers, in complimenting
Mr. Rathvon, of Marietta, on his scientific attain•
ments, give hint credit fur being an eseellent "Ety
mologist." We wish we could "say the same" of
them ; but as the word intended was Entonwlcgtot,
they must make another attempt before they can
rank where they have placed air. R., among Ely.
HENn Y Cr. %Y.—Thisdistinguished man is sojourn.
iog for a f•w days at Cape May. He is hailed
every where along his way, with honors seldom
paid to a private citizen. The recent affliction he
has suffered in the loss of his gallant son, has
awakened a sympathy in the great American heart,
which overcomes the barriers• of party (cling, and
the whole people unite to testify that sympathy, and
their admiration of the great man—apparently
forgetting that Henry Clay was ever, even politi
cally, their enemy. May the excitement of travel,
the variety of scene, and the welcome of his many
friends throughout the land, tend, in some degree,
to alleviate the depre , sion of spirits which his re•
cent bereavement his occasioned.
As a proof of the ab , ence of pzrty feeling in the
reception of Mr. Philadt Iphia, it is gr ally
ing to observe that the Spirit nf the Times publit.hcri
the most glowing and crillit.iabtc report of the
proceedings, on that occasion.
lla-Otcorr, a correspondent of the Lorton
restigutor, claims to hate overcome the attraction
of gravitation so far as the human body is concern.
cd, by the mere exercise of volition upon a mes
merised hubiect. He first lcd to think this
possible, by witnesing . and trying the old experi.
merit of several persons raising a prostrate person,
by placing each the tip of a finl,r under him, and,
after a full inspiration of breath, , imit'Aaticonsly
lifting him—when he was found to have no 'we.
rent weight, but went up ;the a feather to the
Ho has, he says, prevenlcd a failing person
from receiving even a. slight concussion on reaching
the ground, Sc. &c.
If he have do, iC .1), be II IS done wonderfully well
A letter in the .S.eicie, dated "Rome, 2:2d Tune,"
•tarn% that a section of the .rev.isit nation, calling
" Young Palt.s,'ine," considers Pope Pius
TX, the Messiah ! The conservatives maintain
that he is merely a grey t prophet.
Pot.rricAt..—lt is with d 'ep interest that we read
(when we do read) the pub tical pronunciamentos
from erery courtly in the Stat.-, making "assurance
doubly sure," that all will be r ...ill in Pennsyva nia,
from and after next October. fro that peruses the
papers of either party, will be satisfied that the
election.of Irvin or Shunk is reds ced In a certain
ty, and that the old Keystone ti vt be doubly blest
in either case, by tho election of good and the
rejection of .so bud a man. Truly this is a great
rig . GOV.'S...on - 3 - n Las is.urd his proelt .mation of.
czeing a rewsrd of 9500 for the nrre , t an, I deliver•
of Le Grand Warren, late of Montgomery, Clr.togr
county, who, it will IT remembered, int.'icted
wound upon the person oldie late Wm. L. E. iokin•
won, late of Wallkill, in the same county, wL ercof
he has since died.—N. F. T, thu
V•Letint.i: Ihsr:ovnar.—Titv Boston Times say s
Ours batters have. so far improved the sae of theit -
bread, that a eaild cannot swallow a ts-n ccnt loaf
entire without danger of eloking.
'Now, as I felt sure that the wound in the longs was 1 THE Monnert OE Has. WILLIA3I3.—The Dela.
DROWNING-. I mortal, it will appear obvious that the fainting ware Express gives the following particulars of the
The following is from a letter by Admiral Beau- must have produced a perfect conviction that I was !late horrid murder of the wife of Rev. Gershout
fort t o Dr. Wollaston, in the Memoirs of Sir John . , , • •
Williams in Wayne County, Pa.
Darrow, just published in London: the ii
g act the
"Many years ago, when I was a youngster on ! ,
'tug then took place; and when I began to recover, bath School, and had started on font sonic half hour
o l f melynmotin"dngwilinenthderoleviamst. Mrs. Williams was engager] in conducting a Sob.
board one of his Majesty's ships, in Portsmouth seennimbli
returned to a clear conception of my real state." before her husband for the school, having to pass
harbor, after sculling about in a very small boat, i
I through a copse of woods on the way. When Mr.
I was entleavnring to fasten her alongside the ship 1
THE BOSJCSMANS.—From a London paper we Williams and family arrived at the school-house
to one of the scuttle-rings; in foolish eagerness I
quote a notice of the African savages recently ex. they were alarmed upon learning that Mrs. W. had
stepped upon the gunwale, the boat of course upset,
hibited in that city, throwing some light upon their not yet arrived, and commenced an immediate
and I fell into the water, and not knowing how to
characteristics and grade as members of she human search, first among the neighbors„ then the rnad-side„
swim, all my efforts to lay hold either of the boat _
family:— They found her lying conic twenty fret from the
or of the tooting sculls were fruitless. The trans. ,
The audience bein g
a general one, the lecturer highway, dead, and hearing evidence that her per.
action had not been observed by the sentinel on the ' did nut attack the scientific part of the subject, but son had been violated. Suspicion wns int once at.
gangway, and therefore it was not till the tide
confined himself almost entirely to the alliance of: Inched to Bell, nn Enelishinan, and who hail been
had drilled me some distance astern of the ship ,
the Doejesinans with other races. He seems to en. lin the vicinity for some days, end hut the day pre.
that a man in the foretop saw me splashing in the 1 .
thatthewholeof theunexplored ' vious lind been in the house of Mrs. W. begging,
ertain the opinion
water, and gave the alarm.
The first lieutenant I
interior of Africa is peopled with this pigmy race she having t urnished him with a coat and other
instantly and gallantly jumped overboard the car
of wild of wild men—a hypothesis by no means mprob Able. articles of clothing. He was found within half a
hisexample,and the gunner hasten. Thep belong, .
1 fhey belong, notwithstanding all that has been mile from the murdered woman,strolling shout,
ed into a boat and pulled after them.
i advanced in their favor, to the lowest class of Ito- `and when taken and charged with the murder,
"With the violent but vain attempts to make my
self heard I had swallowed much water; I was menity ; the power of speech. excepted, there ore iere re I carelessly
staled that "lac guessed she was not dead
lie did not mean to kill her, but that she
IC inferior animals possessing a greater 1 —that
many of t he .
soon exhausted by my struggles, and beflire any
I fonelit so hard and screamed so loud that lie was
developernent of the higher faculty of constructive- ; ~.
relief reached me I had sunk below the surface— obliged to choke her to stop her voice."
ness to a very marked extent. 'Flie Bosjesmans, !
all hope had fled—all exertion ceased—and I fell
that I was drowning.
on the contrary, do not appear, as far as we can The villain says he came from England some
"So far, these facts were either partially re. ; ascertain, to have any notion of raising huts or i s i x years since—that in the old world his parents
membered after my recovery, or supplied by those cabins, but they wander about in herds or tribes in i brought him op to stealing and robbing, that ho
who had lately witnessed the scene; for during an
search of food and the exigencies of the hour. I has been five years during his stay in America in
interval of such agitation: a drowning person is too I In this peculiarity, as we ll as th e i r ex te rn al form, , the Penitentiary in the city of Philadelphia—that
much occupied in catching at every passing etraw,;they bear a marked resemblance to the baboon, I he started from there some weeks since to practice
or too much absorbed by alternate hope and despair, :caning outing, or chimpanzee; and it is, therefore, his business in these parts. He appears perfectly
to mark the succession of events very accurately, 'not improbable that the interior of Africa may be , indifferent as to his fate. The neighbors of the
Not so, however, with the facts which immediately peopled with herds or tribes of these Bosjesmane in 1 1„,j 3 _.
were so much excited by his indifference that
ensued; my mind bad then undergone the sudden he i
taro described by Dr. Knox. As a farther :
.t was almost impossible to prevent them from
revolution which appeared to volt so remarkable—
proof of their alliance rather with the lower ;mi. b a nging him upon the spot ; better counsel, how.
and all the circumstances of which me now as
nu m b, than with man we tuay Dietitian Ibis singular ever, pre s a iled. Ile was examined and confined
vividly fresh in my memory as if they had occur.. fact: The convolutions of the brain are the smile I safely in. the Honesdale Jail.
red but yesterday. lon both sides of the head—a mark peculiar to the 'flan following description of the murderer is giv.
From the moment that all exertion had ceased lower animals. Another singular characteristic of en by the Honesdale remmerat :
—which I imagine was the immediate consequence
this people is their wonderful range of vision, reach.
of suffocation—a cabin feeling of the most perfect ing us for as twelve or fifteen miles with great
tranquillity superseded the previous tumultuous accuracy. In consequence of this power they have
sensations— it might be called apathy, certainly not been used in our wars against the Kaflirs us better
resignation, fur drowning no longer appeared to be telescope* than Dull ad's.
an evil—l no longer thought of being rescued, nor \ The facial line resembles that of the monkey,
and the sitting posture curries nut the affinity!.
was lin any bodily pain. On the contrary, my
sensations were now of rather a pleasurable east They arc lean, hag armed, but low in stature.
partelting of that dull but contented sort of lei:ling ' There is a rolling restlessness in the eye which
which precedes the sleep produeed by fatigue.—
marks the extend of winning but the want of reason
' 'Flume! the senses were thus deadened, not s o the in inferior snit iii Is. They wore the native dress,
iiiind ; its actisity seemed to be invigorated, iii a consisting pia piece of skin with the hair outside,
ratio which defies all description—ior thought rose IHlilg round the body and shoulders, and a skin, cal'
after thought with a rapidity of succession that is of the ~a ttic kind on the head. The bow and quiv.
not only indieeribable, but probably . nem w ej Ca 1,1,-, cr were :dung over the shoulder, and a cl.evaux•de.
by any one who has not himself been in a s i m il a r friee,of poisoned arrows projected Irmit either side of
the head. Their id ng•nage, (liar although more like
situation. The course of those thoughts I can
even now in a great measure retrace—the event the clattering of MOO keys than any thing else, it
nosy be called such) is of an extraordinary hind,
which had just tilset, ill ace—t he a wka rdness that
had produced it—the bustle it must have occasion- every alternate sound or word being a clear and
ed (lin I had observed two persons jump from th e distinct click, closeiy resembling the sound made
by en ielenen to Mere use a liorse's pace.
chains;--the c fleet it scout Id have on a must affix.
Of this language the exbibitor himself can make
tionate either—the mariner in which he would dig•
close it to the l e s t of the family: and a thousand out but very little, only beimg able to understand
their meaning by the help of dumb show, of whiels
other circumstances minutely associated with home,
they make continual use to strangers, but not it
were the first series of refleetions that occurred. ,
They took then a wider raimge; our last cruise ; a' would seem among themselves. They are placed
on a raised stage, the back end sides of which are
linniwr voyage, and shipwreck ; my school; the
progress I made there, and the time I had miss painted to represent African • cenery, and here the
Ihmsjeemane sit smoking and chatter ing, taking. not
_ „ _--•.---_spent ; and even all my boyish pursuits, and ad ven• .
Dr Ant or A VI NrrtAru.': FAIRIARCIL—Oo Satin.. tures. Thus travelling backwards, every past inci• the slightest notice of the spectators unless they
day hot, the venen stile George Rapp the founder dent of my life seemed to glance across iny reeol-
have money given them, when they mice the hale'
and head of the 't Harmony Society," died at his lee tion in retrograde succession; not, however, in or the giver and eagerly kiss it ; this they do also
residence at Economy, tit the advanced age of 521 mere outline, as here stated, but the ;detain. filled up to those they know. They appear not the least out
years, Tl.e loss of this estraordinary 'nun will be 1 With every minute and collateral feature; in short, of their element; on the contrary, sot la is their in
severely, Mk by a people elm, for over forty years,
I the whole period of my existence seemed to be different:et to all around them, and their attention
to themselves alone, that with attend of the scenery
in youth, in in.nrilmod, and advanced age, ha% e• Leen placed before me in a kind of panoramic: review,
hound to bunt by the closest attachment, and ties "11 and each act of it seemed to be accompanied by a we might almost Mini's° we saw them in their
riff cline m
nt and confidence. Mr. Rapp calve front the emiseioussess of right or wrong, or by some reflec- n at i ve w il' i s.
'•, and to America about the ear 18 andI that ots its C., one or its conse „,„..,,,,,,„,______
y quences; indeed many i A C AD AFFRAY IN MONTGO,IF:RY COL/NTT:A Ll
,olall nano organized an asmanation at Harmony, in trilling CA.CIII, which bud been lung forgotton then
ment.able occurrence, which it is feared, may ter.
Butler County, where the "community" system, crowded into my imagination, mid with the char- - minate fatally, molt place on Saturday last, in
or union of lalnor and propel ty, W.IS fairly tested. acter of recent familiarity.
'Montgomery County Md., about eight miles from
Fur SOME: ten. years, the soeiety continued to reside " May not all this he some indication of the al. '
Georgetown. The facts of the case are thus given
there, in the enjoyment of tranquility and pros. most infinite power of memory with which we may
in the Georgetown Advocate:
I panty; but to secure to his people a better eaitkly • awakes in another world, and thus be conipelled to 1
Mr Hines, a constable, accompanied by a Mr.
intim:lance, the venerable patriarch led them to thie contemplate our past lives ? Or might it not in
richvalley of the Wabash, where they remained '
some degree warrant the inference that death is Myers and others, canoe to the place of Mr. Ashton
G l irret, where he was at work in the field, together
until lEQI, increasing in numbers arid tilt, World's I owl ). a change or modification of our CA i"tetice, in
with Ids bruther, Mr. Henry Garret, for the purpose
I which there is no real pause or interuptinn? Bur,
settieg a good example of industry, morality
of serving a civil process on Ashton Garrett. As
mod probity, and accomplishing all that was expeet,l that may be, onecircuinstunce was highly:
soon as llr. 11. Garrett had left the field, the parties
: remarkable ; that the inutnerable ideas which
cd in their association. For the sake of health, arrested Ashton, and wished CO carry him int niedi.
linweier, they !Chimed to Pemisy k ..,,,,,„ ~ t the I dashed into my mind were all retrospective; yet I
ately before a nil igiatr Ile, who, it seems, 1144 come
period last mentioned; and for twenty odd years I had been religiously brought up; my Lopes and
in the neighborhood for the purpose of trying the !
have resided at Economy in this county, where fears of the next world had lost nothing at their
cases Mr. Garrett insisted on guing to the lionse '
they have continued to prosper, with little to disturb 1 early strength, and at any other period nitenee in
to get his clothes before he should go with the con.
the quietude and happiness of their lives. merest' and awful anxiety would have been excited
stable, but they refused to allow him that privilege •
It leis been supposed that the affection of the Iby the mere probability that I was floating on the stable,
Ille altercation of scene kind ensued, and the
people toward their venerable head, and his an. I threshold or eternity; yet at that inexplicable mo. y
overpowering him, threw him down and lied him
hounded i nfl (IMMO over them, was the chief bond of inent, when I had a full conviction that I had al.
with a roe brow fur that our
attraction of the society; and that upon his death a I ready crossedpose; „Myers are.'
that threshold, not a single thought p g
ing the mess( active person in the net. Ashton then
separation would take place. Those who entertain wandered into the future-1 was wraps entirely in
called for his brother Henry, who returned, and
such opinions forget that each member is governed ' the past.
also insisted upon their allowing firs brother to go .
by fixed principles, n Lich at this period of their ‘"l'lle length of time that was occupied by this
t i the !muse and get his clothes, and that they
l ives generally h a v e b eeoine a l most a part o f t he ir I deluge of ideas, or rather the shortness of time
I uld not take him until he had done so.
nature; and that their only ambition is to pass : into which they were condensed, I cannot now . I
The consequence was an affray, in which Myers
1 their days in peace sod contentment, and die in thelstate with precision, yet certainly two minutes drew a piste! and shot Henry in the side, and after.
field] of their fathers. The society o ill not only could not have elapsed from time moment of sufro.
: wards struck him over the head with aclub. They
remain together, but wilreordinue to enjoy the con. • cation to that of my being hauled it I
1 alto bound Ashton and took him to a inngietrute
fidenec and good will of all by whom they are sue. "The strength of the flood tide [' Made it ex who gave a speedy judgment against him in 'the ,
rounded. They fuse me t w ith a great l oss i n t e e , dient to pull the boat at once to another ship, whe Pe re . '
cause. 'rlic magistrate was then asked whether it I —...,„,...÷.........5.,....--
death of Mr. Rapp, who was their spiritual tealier I I underwent the usual vulgar process of emptying was not his duty to arrest the rnan who had shot I SINGULAR PIIVNONIENON.—.WhiIe at the mouth of
as well as their secular head, retaining his powers the water by letting my bead hang downward': Garrett, but, as we hear, postponed that part of his the river last week we were told that several days
of body and mind in a remarkable degree to the end : then bleeding, chafing, and even administering g in ; The wife of Mr. Garrett came out to Myers before, the wows washed heap. , of dead fish ashore.
of his long life; yet they should be, and they co .' but my submersion had been really MO liriCr
and his party, and told them that they had killed in numbers so great us to literally cover the bench.
doubt are thankful, that intelligent minds and true according to the account of tankers on, I
was very , 31r. IL Garrett, and requested him to ,go for a 'Clary were a all sizes and descriptions, And Clllilied
---.........,•..1,..e..,.........—.- 1 hearts are left to them, capable of cenducting and 'quickly restored to animation.
Datiieret. Sni mit ecl:.—Loss of the Swerlisi ' managing all their affairs. I physician ; but with n cosi s
r e expression of indif. -
so strong an odor o •
f sulphur as to ofilit t all Om
1 "My feelings while life was returning' .
were the .-
Bark Iduna—One Hundred and Seventy-two Pei , It inav seem ini aertinent in u treferl erence lie left him to
, die, and refused to allow his denizens of the mouth witl. a cough. Sonic days
i s o to tnatters reverse in curry point of them: which have been t •
sons Drawned.—A tele riml • d I I ' -
despite i from Bos- . entirely- personal to the society ; , horse to be used for that humane purpose. Alto. before this 'impala! occurrence, it is said a Mexican
but to satisfy pub. described above. One single but confused idea
ton for the New York fle . r i a l l 'c "Pa
el . q . i l kes the following lie curiosity we may be permitted to state that the miserable belief that I was drowning —dwelt
upon —" I gather, the occurrence as described to us, is one of woman predicted that the phenomenon would take
melanchol announcernen ' t:— la must lamentable and aggravated character, and place. As for the prophecy we will not vouch. but
ship Clianun. power heretofore exercised by Mr. Rapp, will be my mind, instead of the multitude of
ga, Patted, from ' o
clear and !should be inquired info by the proper authorities. the fish port of the story is •" true us preachin acting"
Liverpool, 13th alt., bou n d t o thi s , vested, separately, in two individuals, whom it is' definite ideaswhich I g fur
had recently rushed through
port, reports that on Monday morning, 9t.la inst., certainly unnecessary to mention by n it—a---.........5.,.................._ I we witnessed the heaps with our own eyes. It is
name; and helpless anxiety ; a kind of continuous'
at one o'eloCk, the weather foggy,l night. A FACT FOR NATURALISIS.—A toad which bad ' supposed that lay Kittle volcanic action of the . c h
air e.anme iu con- who in all matters o f i mportance will coufer with ' mare stencil to ressli . 1 en
t r a e ct .v a e vith i t , he i. Swe .t elish bark Mune, limn Hamburg a Council of Semen, composed of tlie most intelli• to prevent Om p rormni e j i o n n i y
of , every sense, and been buried under a reversed fiawer-Pat sauce feet the sulphuric fume. escaped and destro ' d the art '
any one distinct beneath the surface of tt.c ground, by Mn. Samuel catory inhabitants of that 3r c me
with, 20G persons on board, and that gent members of hue society; and we arc ple•ised thou i t part of lime Gulf.—Es.
thought—nnd was with diffieult . I
the hark Funk DI 30 minutes after the If ' 3 thatbecame Clarke, of Croolemplaec, hotelier, on the 1•1111 of;
c co tusinn.— to learn that nmong, these exists the mnst cordial convineed that I wasV--..........÷...........---_____
Cain.% in Patten immediately sent -
y his finale to the harmony and confidence, giving promise of terof lip.. •I I . regally a tee. Aizain, instead June,i 1646, was by the same gentleman disinter( -el ' "R"‘" P "
~ • MILE ROPF.RTIFS OF WIANCL—A native
1 in". Dig a san Indy free from all buddy pain, as in lon the 1 lilt Mt. :No soolner was t ‘ lie litlk.
rescue, and with one boat from the bark, picked up nenec and continued prosperity to the association.—• aIIIIIISII Or , Down East,' describing with charameristic ex.
:my drowning . ' , late. I was now tortured
by pen t 1 taken up thin lie .iv • • "d ,
3: persons-172 perished. Among them was L'eust:er (Pa.) Argus, Awe. 12. '
i. ccm cot proo,s that to be a ggeration the remarkable properties of Guano, as
I all over me; .nrtil though I haat! been since nvourul. Ittltur'e 1 alit,," d
Ca t. A. A. Moberg,. List if Passengers Saved --.......•••••.÷.r.,.......-.--, I
.id out, to Ilion, neress i rily involve apr ter of vegetation, said, I hat a Kew hours alter
I c al in severa l place., and Mive olienftiitinrlt .
Edw. Raiser and Tercba Letthner cabin ea.
„ . seri- .. How well he play.. rot. few so youne," said Mrs I severe surgical discipline. net in - 1 cl.
ec. " "lnf ' nt "t`tenee: fur he imdaoll •
. y ennunenced plmit:nz encumber seeds, the dirt began In fly, and
gees; Carle La ueen, card floshule r. A. Wester, Pat tington, W` , the orean be • arid li's ' env sufferrug s were skipping alum:, many of Ida b
°ends extending to the vines ram,. up like a streak; and althotigh ho
„, y i toommy prr• a t stmt time far greater ;at least, in treners i l dossll • height inches -
Erederick Rehm Chas. Sett and witi• D mile' G formed
um ',t a r leer do or , o a ri d h ow mo o, 1 ,,„ de. , r little • tress. 0,, „,„, 0r,,,4i11(1 I • . s h ot i n
~.. of six info the nir. His th started riff at II I) of lain . el'
ic or . pet . tine vines over.
Aber, Frederick Kab • .was shot in the lunge, was elo , ed up with a white skin, but ' •
urg, Johnea Wcuat.ll, If. F. brother in tine calico dress looks like him, to ' ' 0 hie ey ce were tank rind covered liiin. And nn taking nut his
P.ol4loac."—Luiger. sure."—easunt Post. m, lie and after lying on the sleek at night for sonic I
1 bleeding from other wounds, lat length' lours as sparkling, as when, nn that day twelvemouth, he knife to emit the • darned things,' Ix
fainted.— . •
Rau put below the ground.—Norfolk News. found a largo
' cucumber gone to seed in hi s pocket:"
ANOTHER LErTE:. FROSI GEN. TAELOR.—TiJC
Louisiana Floridian contains the following very
remarkable letter from Gen. Taylor, in reply to a
letter addressed to him by Dr. Delony, " one of the
most radical, determined, out and out democrats in
Louisiana." The General replies to the direct in.
terrogatories of the Doctor in regard to his opinions
on the leading topics involved in the contests of the
two great political parties,—declines giving his
opinion with regard to the justice of the present
I war with Mexico, and being no pnlitican, says he
is not sufficiently acquainted with the merits of
the two great leading national questions, viz: tariff
and national bank, to hazard en opinion. Thus
' 1 Gen. Taylor very properly refuses to identify him.
self with either of the political parties. His present
duties h -Ivo not the retflotest connection with party
quc , lions ;and as to his qualifications for the office
of President, they should be discussed without
raSerence to his skill as a General.
Cnntr Ns. All Mos rEutrv, Mexico, June 9
Dear Sir—Your letter of the 15th nit., from Clin
ton La., has just repelled roc, in which you arc
pleased to say, "the signs of the times in relation to
the next Presidency, and 4he prominent position of
your name in connection u ith it, is a sufficient ex.
cuse for this letter." That "it is a happy feature
in our governm..nt that official functionaries under
it, front the lowest to the highest station, re not be
yond the reach and partial supervision of the hum
blest citizen, and that it is a right inherent in every
freeman to possess himself of the political principles
and opinions of those into whose hands the adminis
tration of the government may be placed," &c., to
all of which 1 folly coincide with you in opinion.
Asking my views on several subjects, "First. As I
to the justice and the necessity of the war with
Mexico on our part. Second. As to the necessity
of a national bank, and the power of Congress for
creating such an institution. Third. As to the
effects of a high protective tariff and the right of
C'otigress under the constitution to create such a
system of revel:on." As regards the first inter raga
tory, my duties and the position I occupy, I do not
consider it would be proper in roe to give any opin
ion in regard to the same; as a citizen, and portico
, larly as a ecidier,it issufficient for inc to know that
our country is at war with a foreign nation, to do
all in my power to bring it ton speedy and honora
ble termination, by the most vigorous and energetic
operations, without inquiring about its just ice or any
thing else connected with it; behcving, as I do, it la
our wisest pelley to be lit peace wit: , all the world,
a , , long as it can be done without cud ing,cring the
honor and interests of the country. As regards the
second and third inquiries, I am not prepared to
inswer them; I could only do so after duly invest
igating those subjects, which I cannot nom, do; my
n-Fisk time being folly occupied in attending to
proper official duties:, which most not be neglected
under tiny circumstances; and I most say to you
in substance what I hare said to others in regrird
to kinultr mot tens, that I rut no politician. N e - Ir lc
forty years of my life have been passed in the pub.
lie service, in the army, most of which in the field,
the ramp, on our western frontier, or in the Indian
country; and fir nearly the two last, in this or
Texas, during which time I have not passed one
night under the roof of a home.
• As regards IR ing a candidate for the Przsidency
at the coming election, I have no asperations in that
way, and regret tl:e subject leas been agit glut a t I
this early day, an I tie et it had not been dcfimered
until the clo:e of this ever, or until the end of the
neat session of Congress, especially if I am to be
mixed up with it, as it is possible it may le lent to
the injury of the peddle se-nice in this quarter, by
my operations being embarrassed, us well as to
produce much excitement in the country grim ing
nut of the discussion of the merits, &c., of the dif
feces t aspirants far that high office, which might
have been very ranch ,_eloped if not prevented, had
the subject been deferred, us suggested; beside,
very many changes may take place between now
and HIS, so much so, ns to male it oesirable for
the interest of the country, that sonic other individ.
nal than muscle, better qualefecd for the situation,
should be selected; and could lie he elected, 1 would
not only acquiesce en such an arrangement, LW
would rejoice dist the republic had one citizen, and
no doubt there see thousands, more deserving than
I an:, and better qualified to discharge the duties of
If I have been named by others and considered
a candidate for the Presidency, it has been by no
agency of mine in the matter; and if the good
people think my service important in that station
and elect me, I wail feel :mound to servo them, a rid
all the pledges and explanations ] can enter into
and make, as regards this or that policy, is, that I
will do so honestly and faithfully to the best of my
abilities, strictly in compliance with the constitu
tion. Should I ever occupy the White House, it
must he by the spontaneous move of the people,
and by no act of mine, so that I could go into the
chine untrammelled, and be the chief magistrate of
Idac nation, and not of a p arty.
But should they, the people, change their views
and opinions between this and the time of holding
the election, and cast their votes for time Presidency
for someone eke, I will not complain. 'With con.
siderations of respect, 1 remain your ob't servant,
Mr. EDWIRD Dri.osy.
P. S. I write in great haste, and under constant
Among the thvasand and one flings at the new
Science of Phonography, we have met none that
was conceived in a better spirit or written in a hap•
pier style, than the following, which we clip from
the New Orleans Delta:
"Tim AGE of Woisomis.—The cause of science
is advanchig at magnetic-telegraphic speed. The
moon has been circuinnavigattd by one au fait in
in balloons, and clasters of stars have been discov
ered, not emactly in the celestial 7eg,ions, but under;
the horizon which separates Mexico from the "pro.
fuund beneath." All sciences have approximated
the zenith of perfection, and the mathematician
who once consulted LaPlace, now jumps at mira
cles as a conclusion of the instinctive in figures.
We are indeed on the eve of wonders. Most of all
has the science of the English language advanced.
The first letter of alphabet has no longer its sev
eral distinct sounds, but each sound stands out, like
an epauletted officer of volunteers, a bold and inde
pendent character per sr. The confusion of
tongues, of Babel record, has ceased, and a univer
sal language (probably that of Adam and Eve) in
destined to pervade the wide earth—including that
part of it inhabited by Cain inches and Africans.—
In the poetical language of the Phonetics—
"If from Arnerurn's rich =nil,
Where Franklin $1 altered Cadhltart geed
Should :Trot:: up l'hoonests w ho will 1011,
That eters he rho rails may read.
Then, ni the orou r laud,
And in the gre it Pampit 0111 C Ilan,
Shull the Ph/met/eon,. grand.
But we arc getting decidedly phonetic, and find
it necessary to turn into the calliopographic, it be.
ing our design to announce the latest discovery nr
invention in the science of lungnag,c. Bc it known,
then, that one l'antoleon has invented a system of
short-hand, winch he calls " Calliopography, the
script of Calliope, or Speech-Notation." It is writ
itt "a quinquelinear scale," and is practised on
an instrument called the " Tachygraphion," by
which 'four sounds arc noted with one leap of this
metallic Pegasus." By this invention, stenography
and phonography arc t h rown utterly into the shade.
Keys, rapid finger:, and will, at once perfect the
performer on the tarhygrophion, and enable Idru to
converse, through the methurn of ivory and pedal,
with all sorts of people, including the descendants
of Ilan ,tnd the eaueahian races. DeMeyer, we
understand, Iris quit the piano, and cast himself,
bode and soul, mum the tachp,rraphion, and it is an.
tiviplted that Ole Bull will quit the fiddle-strong tor
the ralliopn!zi aphic wonders of l'a notleon's "metal! tc
We wait with great anxiety for further develop.
tnents. The fabulous notion of the '• music of the
to be realized in the world-pervading
mmie of the taciitgraphinn. and the dvaf-inutes,
who can neither hear nor utter 1 inguage, areto have
ears and vocal organs given them by Puntoleon, the
!mentor of the calliopagrdphic system of a quin.
qurli near scale on the tachvgraphion, or talking
We hove only to say, that the price of the wort:,
at No. 100 Mulberry .r.trect, Philadelphia, kept by
A. Comstock, M. D., milli two tachyg,,aphinns, is
hen (lona 7s—Jog , chedfl for a syi-tcm that pole one
in constant communication with the city of Mexico,
the Sandwich Islands and Botany Ray.
“13e11 is from twenty-five to thirty years old, dark
complexioned, of medium bcig4t, thick act, str.tight
and well built, has a slight scar on Iris forehead, a
distinct one on his upper l+p, and a large scar on
earls min just above the writ, produced by scald.
ing ; his nose is uncommonly small and appears to
be wholly destitute of bone, he id large, forehead
full, look repulsive and brutal, general appearance
thus of a. Imp ulc” outcast and vagabond."
The Paramatta Express puhlkhes no account of
" the a poeryphal shim said to exist in the intc.
rite of Nets Sloth IA elipl ,,, Sl'd to he a
piadruped "of the order lean;'(?) a I.d to frequent
the inland waters about the Muirrumhidgee. ••The
Murrtimhidgee blacks assert that this animal is
• big as him bullock;' they describe it us having a
head and long neck like an cum. with a thick
mane of hair fr the top of the head to the
shoulders; fourdegged, with three toes on earl' nod,
tilde!, is we died, and having a toil like a horse.
They cull it the whilst be the Watts
Watts tribe (who similarly describe it) it is called
• liyenpt ate by the Vabala liabala tribe, on the
Edward River, it is known ss the 'Tsunoda ;.•
whilst flu: Burrula Borrula tribe call it • Dump's.'
The blacks on the Great Ca CaTIVIIIIIC Lake, in the
Portland district, describes a similar animal, which
tiny call the' Many ip ;.! and Captain Howell heard
various accounts from while men (shepherds and
others) who profess to have seen the, animal at its
gambols in the water." The Captain Howell here
mentioned had returned from a visit to the Mur
rumbidgee district, and brought back the hones of a
quadruped, supposed to be those of the animal in
question. ruts of these bones are printed in the
Express. The bones appear to have helonged to
two individuals, one burger than. the other. To one
set the portions o f the integuments were still at
tached, and there was recent blood on the skull..
The teeth were big as those of an os ; the condylo
of the femur wits fifteen inches round ; a portion of
the tibia measured eight inches and a half in eh-.
CArr. TYLER :SOT IiESLIF.D YET.—A Virginia pa.
per tells a good story of Ex•l'resident Tyler, which
shows ghat he is not the man to be headed so easily
us smne imagine
• The Judges of the County Court last spring ap.
pointed him overseer of n very had road, forcing
Imo to discharge a very annoying duty; or sub.
jerting hi‘n to pay the fine pr. scribed by statute for
a failure to discharge the public husincsa imposed
on hint. Instead of neglecting the business, how
ever, he entered upon it with great vigor, and called
on the judges and others to turn out and work on
the road, ns required by law. As the road was very
rough, he kept them working on it for two mouths.
They begged to be let dr, but he refused to die.
charge them. They Own petitioned hint to resign,
but he declared it to be WO di:lit:Olt to get into office
now, for !Um voluntarily to abandon authority when.
conferred upon him, besides, he would he Roble to
a fine if he failed to have the road put in good con
They promised to pay the fine if he would
hack out: but he preferred to he above any such
favors, by (Mug his duty fully and legally. They
, were thus headed ut their own game, us their !Mort
crops have since proved.