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. Street, Philadelphia, wishes to inform
his friends and the public generally, that he
still continues to manufacture dnd sell the gen
uine Air-Tight Stoie, with the latest improve-
After many yearsexperienqe in the manu
facture of 'these 'Stereo, lie is now enabled to
offer to his -customers the Air-Tight Stoves
with ovens, suitable for dining' rooms or nur
He has also the Air-Tight Stove, on the Ra
diator plan, which makes a splendid and
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Also, a large assortment of Coal, Parlor and
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RESPECTFULLY announce to their friends
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Fashions°le Clothing. constituting a Gentlman's
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Their own practical knowledge of the business
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new customers they respectfully tender an invitation
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PhilinKTlTia, August 14. 1847.—Gin
GLOBE HALL OF FASHION,
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CLOT HING A necessary and useful article;
it well becomes every one who buys it, before
purchasing to look and see where it can be bought
cheapest. lam satisfied (and reader, you will
be) if you favor me with a cull and look over my
stock of goods 'you will not only buy yourself but
1.11 your friends %here
can be had and they will do the same. If you
come to the Globe Hall of Fashion and do not
find goods twenty per cent cheaper than al any store
in the city I thmk you will say General Taylor
never whipped the Mexicans ! I think he never
done anything else.
IltrA full stook of clothing suited for the
country trade, which merchants and others are
particulrly invited to examine.
No. 296, Market St., 3rd door below Ninth.
Philadelphia, August 9.8, 1847.-3 m.
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r. The undersigned being the authorized
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trial of their Green and Black Teas, embrac
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Every Package Warrented.
J. D. & J. WRIGHT.
Columbia, April 7,1847.—tf
Agency of the
PEKIN TEA COMPANY.
THE SUBSCRIBER keeps constantly
iit,ion hand an assortment of Fresh Teas,im
v,,444 ported by the Pekin Tea Company. Any
Teas sold by me that does not give entire antis
tarti•tn, cm be returned and exchanged, or the
money will be refunded.
Locust street, Columbia, Pa-
P. SCHREINER has removed
fiak:his WATCH and JEWEL
?*faLERY 'Establishment to the
W si.Nur FRONT Stoic, recently fitted up by
him. between Barr's and Black's Hotel, Front
St reet , where the public can be accommodated,
as heretofore, with all articles in the Jewel
lery line, at the cheapest rates.
Columbia, July 17. 1847.—tf.
A N Election for thirteen-Directors for the
21. Columbia Bank and Bridge Company,
will be held at the Banking House to Columbia,
on Wednesday the 10th day of November next,
between the hours of ten and four.
Oot. 2d,—te . Cashier.
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tit Tribune, please copy.
LOOKING GLASSES of all sizes and at re
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FRENCH WORKED - COLLARS.
ATEST styli French needle work cone; for•
sole at. FRY & SPANGLER'S.
TIN PLA.TEIiod 80E= IRON, of the beat
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CoMobil, April 7, 1847.-4(
AND LANCASTER AND YORK COUNTY RECORD.
I. N. RISDON
CUTTING A FELLOW OUT.
I once attempted to cut a fellow out, that is, I
poked my nose into his business, meddling with the
affections of his gal, and got kicked for my pains.
She is a nice gal ; a fine gal is Mary Haines; a lit
tle conceited, and great at the destruction of pork
and beans. I admire her for that more than any
thing else in the world, unless it be her conceit—
Next to that, a girl can possess no higher claim
upon my admiration than a good appetite for pork
and beans—an appetite that will stand by her
through all seasons and circumstances. Well, Ma
ry Haines loves pork and beans, with an implacable,
undying, unappeasing, inexorable lace tion—alt !
who could not love such a girl? lam not be—l
love her for her love for them; I love her for her
conceit! Ah! Mary Haines, little do you know
of the fierceness of the Vesuvius of love that burns
in my bosom ! little do you know of the blaze you
have kindled there, fed, and kept alive, by the
charms you brought to play upon my feelings, when
on a Sunday afternoon, we, you and I, fed together
on pork and beans-0 Haines! Mary Haines, 0!
can Levi Smith love you as I do? does he appreci.
ate your capacity for pork and beans? 0! Haines
does ho love you for your conceit? does he worship
you for these two prominent qualities that so much
embellish and adorn your own dear self? No, I
say it. He cannot love you as Ido ; you know
that he does not—cannot; and yet, you stood quct
ly by, and as quietly allowed him to kick me from
your presence. 0, Mary Haines!
"Though Aloe you be to love and me,
I'll nc'er pursue revenge
For still my charmer I approve,
Though I deplore the change•"
Mary Haines loves her blessed self better than
all the world besides, better, in fact, than she loves
pork and beans, and that is saying a great deal.—
There is not one living for whom she entertains more
unwavering affection than for—Mary Haines.—
Talk about the friendship of your Damons and
Pythisses—'tis nothing, absolutely nothing, when
compared with the friendship she cherishes tor—
Mary Haines. She is the living test of friendship,
wrapped up in as comfortable looking five feet five
inches of humanity, as ever fell head over ears in
love with—herself. And no one can find fault with
her for so doing; she is privileged, has an unde
niable right so to do—and Mary Haines is a good,
wholesome young lady—skin fair but not exactly
like alabaster—teeth Fond, yet anything but pearls
—lips, delicious, but not rubies—eyes, bright, spark.
ling, piercing, still not diamonds—hair always
neatly combed, curled, frizzled, and all that sort o'
thing: and then she dresses her robust, corn-fed
frame in the neatest manner possible, and Mary
Haines sports a blinstle of genteel dimensions;
and, altogether, " take her by and large" as they
say in Yankeeland, she she is a gal to he 'loved—
she is loved and by nobody so well as by herself.
Mary Haines is the best looking, the neatest dress
ed, best natured, most sensible girl in our own
circle, in her own opinion, and for her opinion I
have a sort of profound reverence. She is a capital
judge of womankind, in my opinion.
Mary Haines owns up to a busbaria ; and, I never
think of him only in connection with kicks. Levi
Smith had been her acknowledged admirer for sec.
stet years. He attended to all her little affairs of
amiability, and it was said that they were, and had
been for a long time engaged to be married, that I
believe, is the explanation. I wouldn't say a word
against Levi for the world, but somehow it has be.
come impressed upon my mind, that bo is a
spooney; besides, he kicked me—l can't forget
that—l wouldn't if I could. 'Twas the happiest
moment of my life; I felt proud, tickled, to think
I had been kicked by a Smith. Smith, be kicked
me with a heartiness that convinced Me' that he
was in earnest, and: thought be was serving ma
right. True, I kit mortified at the same time. not
that I was kicked; but, for what I weir kicked.--
02 Smith ! Levi Smith ! you kicked me in the
presence of Mary Mines—and for what
Smith courted Mary Haines about five years be
fardl aver thought of upeetting his apple cart.—
BeleMed for the Spiand Columbian
The brokekties of happier days,
Ilow often do they seem
To come before the mental gate
Like a remembered dream.
Around us each dissevered chain
In sparkling ruin lies.
And earthly hands can neer again
Unite these broken ties.
The parent of onr Infant home,
The kindred* that we loved,
Far from our arms perchance may roam
To distant scenes removed;
Or we have watched their parting breath.
And closed their weary eyer.
And sighed to think how sadly death
Can lever human ties.
The friends, the loved ones of my youth,
They, too, are gone or changed.
Or. worse than all, their love and troth
Are darkened and estranged.
They met us in a glittering thrortg.
With cold, averted eyes,
And wonder that we weep our wrong,
And mourn our broken ties. • • •
Oh! who in such a world as this
Could bear their lot of pain,
Did not one radiant hope of bliss„
Unclouded yet remain t
That hope the sovereign Lord has given,
Who reign* beyond the skies,
That hope unites our soul to heaven
By truth's enduring Dec
Each care, each ill of mortal birth,
Is sent in pitying love,
To tile lingering breath from earth,
And speed its flight above.
And every pang which rends the lareaat,
And every Joy that dies,
Tell us to seek a heavenly rest,
And trust to holiness.
From the New York Mercury.
COLUMBIA, PA. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, I 847.
Everybody, because it is customary for everybody
to meddle with the business of everybody else,
wondered why they did not get married; old folks
said it was scandalous; "young folks said they would
not stand it; and the girls especially declared that
they would sack him off. I considered the matter;
I concluded to cut him out and take her myself;
go the whole figure; besiege the fortress, and carry
off the prize. I- long had cherished a sneaki ng no
lion for her, and now I determined to let my feel
ings have full swing. 'Accordingly, I opened a
talk with Mary on the subject; I appealed to my
admiration of hir love of pork and beans; I tickled
ber conceit with the long straw of flattery ; I
pitched into Smith till her dander rose up; I con
vinced her that Smith was trifling with her feelings;
I promised to marry her in three weeks; that fixed the
flint, and she launched into my arms with a rush ;
it was all over, I loved her, and she loved me. But
how to getrid of Smith ? for three weeks we held
a two hours' conversation eaelsday, and every day
we grew fonder of each other; but how to get rid
of Smith? It was the first thing thought of when
we met, and the last thing thought of when we
parted. At length, we settled on a plan which we
deemed honorable and just the thing. Honorable,
as far as Smith was concerned, and just the thing
for our comfort. To tell the truth, I did not feel
altogether tranquil when I reflected upon the fact
of my going the whole length into Mary Haines'
affections, knowing that:she was engaged to him,
and that she was deceiving Smith or myself; pos.
sibly myself, more probably Smith. One day Smith
came to our house on a business errand, I drummed
up sufficient courage to invite him on a walk with
me down to the brook, a goodly distance from the
house, where we could not bo interrupted. Once
there, I seated myself on a rock, and invited him
to help himself to another, and the following talk
took place :
" I should like to know why you have trotted me
way down here."
"Smith," said I emphatically, at the same time
putting on a look of awful portent, "Smith I will
" Well out with it—what do you look so devilish
"Silly, Smith? du you love Mary Haines ?"
"None of your business."
" Business, Smith? Do you intend to marry
"Why, you infernal Jackass ?"
"Jackass, Smith? Are you fooling Mary
" Fooling, the devil? What'o the matter with
" Matter, Smith 1 I lovo Mery Haines."
"Mary Haines, Smith! I intend to marry her."
"I've got a good intention to give you a thrash.
"Thrashing, Smith? I wouldn't fool Mary
"No, I don't think you would ; you're too big a
fool for that."
" Am I Smith 1 look here, I'm going to cut you
"And if you go there I'll kick you out!"
" Nucv Smith keep cool and listen. You have
courted Mary Haines for five years—"
" That's none of your business !"
" And eyerybody says you're fooling her. Now
if you arc courting her for the sport of it, then I
calculate I have a perfect right to go for the sport
too; but if you intend to marry her I won't interfere.
U Well, what next?"
" Do you intend to marry her ?"
As I told you before, it is none of your business
and, if I catch you poking your ugly nose round
the house, I'll punch your head for you. Now do
not open your lips again—but just think over how
yon can best profit by my advice to you. Be care
ful of your stupid pate, that's all."
Levi Smith travelled. I stuck to the rock. At
first stunned at his display of stupidity in not
appreciating my disinterested intentions; then
indignant that he treated me so cavalierly ; by and
by furious, to think that I had condescended to in.
form him of the laudable motives that induced me
to cut him out. Finally I pulled off my boots and
went wading after polly wogs in shallow water
thinking that it might cool me oil',•and thinking of
Mary Haines, I got out of my depth, put my foot
into a hole, and down I went all over into the creek,
which, instead of cooling my ardor, aroused a fierce
desire to flog Levi Smith : not forgetting that he
was considerable of a man, and I considerable of
a boy, some six years his junior, and in size I bore
about the same relation to him that a pile of chips
does to a cord of wood. For all that, I felt that
my pluck was equal to his big body, and, if oppor.
trinity had offered just then, I should have taken
efficient measures to secure to myself a most un
comfortable thrashing—l horn% the least doubt of
Night came. I was boiling over with indigna.
tion: as snappish as a hyena after a brisk stirring
up, and in that very pleasant state of mind, made
Mary Haines a visit. Walking into the front room
in my usual way without announcing my approach
by a series of raps on the door casing, I made direct
for the parlor, and as I stepped over the threshold
was struck hard enough to fell an oz, by the dis
covery of Levi and Mary snugly stowed away in
one corner engaged in the very animating and
gratifying (to me) pastime sometimes denominated
bugging and kissing. I made a sort of a stop,
sudden—'good evaning," said Mary, in nowise
disconcerted. I dropped in the nearest chair, and
brought my left leg to a !soffit:natal, resting over
my right knee, then bung my straw tile over my
boot Tempos:, and stumped Levi Smith to just
knock it oft"
" You stump tuo do you r
6. , I stump yew dare yo."
No sooner said than done. Smith stepped
promptly up and gave my hat a kick that sent it
flying out of the parlor into the entry, then applied
the toe of his boot to me in a manner that sent me
out of the front door. I thought that I had never
encountered a fellow more powerful in the legs—
He did not follow me out—if he had, hang me if 1
don't think he would have met something that
wouidhave induced him to renew the operation—
Mary smilingly passed out my hat, and advised me
to run right home. The advice I considered par.
ticulsrly good, and availed nyself of it immediately.
But the way I pitched the rocks into Levi Smith's
chicken coop, as I passed his father's house, wasn't
lazy, ha. !
Well the very next Sunday the Town Clerk,
after the forenoon service was over, rose up in the
pulpit, and read from c slip of paper, " Marriage
intended between Levi Smith and Mary Haines."
About a month after I danced at their wedding I
have, ever since, comforted thyself with the reflec
tion, that if I did not succeed in cutting Smith out,
I stirred him up and made him do his duty. Mary
will never forget it. She named her first boy for me
—a smart little fellow about seven years old. She's
got five besides, all younger. A darling wife, a
treasure of a wife is Mary Haines, that was—but
Levi Smith will never forget me for hurrying up
his cakes of matrimony. Poor devil!
A LADY'S STRATAGEII.—The Boston Atlas trans
lates the :snowing story from the Paris Sled*. It
is a good story enough, but we would not advise
the reader to be very pertinacious in believing it:
One of the dangers at Ostend most to be guarded
against, arc the professed gamblers. During the
seasons of the carnival and lent, these knights of
the green cloth keep themselves at Paris; but when
Summer comes they scatter themselves all over
Europe. They follow the fashion, and tread in the
footsteps of its gilded votaries ; they navigate, at
full sail, in all the maratime and mineral waters of
Europe. This year these birds of prey have spread
in large numbers over Belgium. They have al
ready made some strokes; they speak of a Russian
who was pillaged, in a single night, of two hundred
thousand francs and who paid it the next day, apol.
ogizing for having made them wait. In these
watering places, where the hells are under no reg
ulations, the inexperienced are necessarily exposed
to being plundered by sharpers. Two or three
have been driven away, but there are enough left
to hover over the shipwrecked in the stormy nights
of lansquenet. One of these Greeks has recently
been the hero, or rather the instrument, in a recent
adventure at Ostend. Just at the commencement
of the bathing season there arrived an English lady.
mature in age, and possessed of a great fortune.
Her wealth had come to her late, and that ex
plains how it chanced she was not married. But
she sought to make up for lost time by marrying
according to the wishes of her heart, which had
inclined towards a young gentleman of twenty.five.
All the other aspirants had been discarded—thank.
ed, but dismissed. The mature young lady was
only willing to listen to the youthful and handsome
Sir Edward. But, unfortunately, the youthful and
handsome Sir Edward would have nothing to say
to her, and little suspected the flame he had kindled.
How could he suppose that a miss of forty.five
wished to have him for a husband? The fortune
of the lady did not tempt him, for ho had recently
inherited ten thousand pounds sterling, and he felt .
himself rich enough to pass his youth in gaiety
and freedom, prepared to enlist only under the
banners of Hymen when ho reached the ago of
reason, or the end of his ten thousand pounds.—
His frugal and economical habits drove the aged
Miss Anna to despair—for she would have been
glad to see him ruined and poor, as in that. case
mere likely to be tempted by her wealth. She had
come to Ostend because she knew that Sir Edward
was there. Her attacks, however, met with no
more success than they had at London, Bath, New.
market, Brighton, and all the other places where
she had followed the indifferent youth. She could
obtain from him nothing but cold politeness. She
in vain displayed before his eyes the riches she pos.
messed. His manner seemed to toy, what do I care
—lam satisfied with my present cape.
Seeing that ordinary means met with no success,
Miss Anna resolved to have recourse to a somewhat
eccentric expedient. She was a lady of spirit; she
-as possessed both of audacity and imagination.
The expedient could not fail.
These things took place a month ago. There
chanced then to be a Greek here in Ostend, ono of
the heroes of that nation—a clever chief of the
Hellenic confederation. Ho was a master of masters,
and an irresistable player, winning whenever and
whatever he chose. Nothing had occurred to be.
tray his true character, and Ostend considered him
as an honest player, when our English lady found
him and said to him: "I 'mow who you are; I
have received positive semen in regard to you.—
Here are copies of them. You see I can ruin you."
The blanket turned pale—he saw that he was at
the mercy of the lady, but at the same time, the
cunning knave saw that , the had something to
demand of him, and was only trying to frighten
into granting it. "1 can ruin you," resumed the
marrying lady, "bet I will spare you if you will
consent to do me a service." The fellow had ex
pected this, bat ho was delighted with the com
mencement "Speak madame," said be, " I await
your orders." " Do you know Sir Edward ?"
"Yes miasma" "He does not often play. but
he does not-dislike it. You most make him., play."
"/ should like nothing better.". " Will you then
go to the .filbtal-des Babes, where he dines; there
getup a discussion • wherein you shall be in the
wrong; propose a wager of some bottles of chain
paigne, which you shall bore; make Sir Edward
drink, and when his head is heated, you shall lead
him off to a game." "That is our usual way of
proceeding," replied the sharper. "You must then
win all his money; you must induce him to play
upon his word of honor, and lead him on until he
has lost his whole fortune, ten thousand pounds."
The blackleg was stupified. He reflected a moment
and said: understand, I will win his ten thou
sand and then share them with you." The haughty
English woman repressed a motion of indignation
and replied in a disdainful tone: "No, you will
keep it yourself." "And is this the condition upon
which you consent not to ruin me?" "Yes but
reflect well upon it. I insist that Sir Edward shall
be completely stripped. If you leave him the
smallest balance, these letters concerning you shall
be made public. "You shall have no reason to
complain of me."
On the following day the dinner came or. The
champaigne was drunk; the parties engaged in the
genie; and before night was over, Sir Edward had
lost everything. It was then that our English lady
appeared to advantage; the young man, now rain
ed, opened both eyes and ears. The first, it is true,
were not charmed by the personal attractions of
Miss Anne, but ho listened with complaisance to
the detail and amount of her wealth, which she
offered with her hand. It is an affair of three
millions of dollars. The age of the bride disap
peered, and the absence of personal charm was
amply atoned by such a fortune. Sir Edward ac
cepted, and the wedding has just been celebrated.
A TEXAS LAUNCH;
A THRILLING SKETCH
Gloomy forebodings pervaded the American
Squadron stationed, off Vera Cruz and at. the time
the battle of Buena Vista was reported in favor of
Gen. Santa Anna. It was abont dusk in the even.
ing when this news so joyful to the Mexicans, was
made known within the walls of Vera Cruz.
The fire of cannon, the blace of rockets bursting
in mid-air, the rolling drums, displaying of flags
from every prominent point, and the loud Imams
of the population struck dismay among the brave
tars composing our navy. These rejoicings of the
Mexicans, however, were to perish by the rising
northern blest, like budding flowers which some
times fall before they ripen to perfection of beauty
in the early spring time.
For while the rejoicings were progressing, a spec
much whiter than the crested wave appeared bob
bing up and down in the far distance. The glasses
were soon brought into requisition, and the little
spec was magnified into a sail, above which floated
in glorious triumph, the Stars and Stripes of A.
mcrica. The fierceaunorther" freshened every
moment, and foaming billows succeeded each other
in mad and powerful array.
Great solicitation was felt by every one in the
squadron for the safety of the frail craft which bore
aloft the flag of our country. Now she was seen,
and then to disappear—presently she arose "once
more upon the waters," and came dashing proudly
She soon became an object of universal attrac
tion. The bright gallery of stars, shedding their
lustre from "an "enormous" flag al her mast head,
cast so much light upon the real character of the
little skipper of the seas, that the attention of the
Mexicans was alarmingly attracted. Sounds of re.
joking within the walls seemed to cease and a big
gun was elevated at the Castle of San Juan d'Ulloa,
to giie the stranger rather a warm reception. As
she came dashing through the spray, every heart in
our squadron beat quicker and quicker, with indis
cribable emotion—all was breathless attention and
anxiety—it was, so to speak, like the calm which
is the usual precursor of the storm.
The news must be of a cheering nature thought
they on board our gallant navy, or such an "enor.
mous" flag would not be unfurled to the gale. The
launch came on before the breeze, and did not
deviate from a given point inside the vessels. To
have gone to leeward, she never could have made
the vessels. Her course was straight, and when
within three hundred yards of the fortress, a cannon
was fired therefrom, and the ball passed across her
bow. It made no diffcreuce to the stout hearts on
that little craft. Her course was steady—and when
within one hundred and fifty yards of the Castle,
immediately in front, another cannon, much larger
than its predecessor, was fired, but it only gave the
crew a good drenching, which, however, they
had become familiar with by this time. So far,
the little craft escaped, and the valiant heroes at
the Castle determined to sink her. They fired
another gun, but its bop messenger of death"
fell harmless. It was the parting gun. The launch
soon hauled up alongside the flag ship of the Navy,
and gave the joyous news that "Gen. Taylor had
a rough and ready fight with Santa Anna at Buena
Vista, and had put old wooden leg and his army to
flight." What a glorious reaction took place
among our brave officers and seamen. Tho good
news was spread through the squadron by means of
naval telegraphs, and every strip of bunting flung
to the breeze—every sailor manned the rigging, and
such hearty cheering and rejoicing was never heard
before. It was now our turn; long toms were
brought out, and sent the news of the glorious
victory of American eagles into the very heart of
One word in conclusion. That little Texas
launch was manned only by two men and a small
boy, all of whom hail from Texas. One of. the
men was born in Massachusetts—the other some
where in Maine—and the boy in Terse. The little
fellow had the helm at the time of the firing from
the Castle. and his steady and devoted attention to
.the commands of the two men, is snob as reflects
the highest honor upon his head, and- heart. We
only regret that we.havee DM the natnes °fiber little
and gallant crew.to hda.l down to. posterity.
•The gallant Brevet Major Huy; who lost an arm
at Ors battle of Ream de la Palma, has now com
mand of the garrison at Baton Rouge.
VISIT TO THE SIAMESE Twice.--A correspondent
of the Raleigh (N. C.) Biblical Recorder, under
date of Aug. 2, 1847, gives the following account '
of a visit to Chang and Eng,the celebrate4Siamose
twin; who it will be remembered visited this cityi
some fifteen years since.
In company with my friend, William M. Nance, 4
Esq.. I called to see the Siamese twins, Chang ar
Eng, residing about one and a half miles fret
Mount Airy, on a valuable farm which they hr.
lately purchased, and removed Lo from the count
of Wilkes. To my great disappointment, bt
were not at home, being absent on a visit to thei
plantation in Wilkes. The wife of one of thr
was aL home, and four of their children, all of wilt
favor them much in appearance. They have eat
of them children about-the same age.' In additil
to their names they have assumed the .namo
Banker, in honor of their banker of that name
the city of New York. The Mrs. Banker Wilt.
we found at home appeared to be a good-lookim
intelligent woman, with a free and open count
mance, apparently about twenty-five years of a;
There appeared to be a number of servants at
the premises of different ages and sexes. Thet
house is small, but they are making arrangement
to build a new and commodious one. The wife
ono of them, and two of their children, were a
Wilkes. Their live alternately at each place, ant
will so continue until they build a new house, or sell
their plantation in Wilkes, which they design lode
They take much pleasure in farming, have a fir
crop, and aro quite plain and economical in thei
dress and manner of living, are fond of bunting
and, with their wives and little ones, apparent
quite happy and contented.
Their wives aro said to be members of the Bala
Church, of respectable parents, and the twins
clonally go to church with them. They
punctual in attending the elections and vote
Whig ticket. I learn that in addition to th.
property in North Carolina, they have an inves
fund in Now York. As they, are fond of fermi
it would be much better that they were tattle
were they had facilities forgetting their producti
to market. I suppose, however, the inducemet
of the chase make them prefer a residence near tl
Ax rSCIDENT.—A few mornings since, just
the cars had started from the depot, in this mity
countryman, his wife and daughter, were ober
a distance up the street running with great .
towards the depot. One of the agents of
railroad, or some person also observing the effc
of the party, started after the train, and succeet
in giving the engineer a sign to stop fur passenf
As it was the accommodation line, the train
stopped some distance on the road, and awaited
approach of the man, his wife and daughter. T 1
were all pretty much exausted by the long
hard run they had, and by a new effort clithbed
small pile of plank close at hand, and stood lOoki
at the cars, and commenced remarking upon
appearance of the vehicles. The old man I
something like a combination of a blow and gi
and said, addressing his wife, "Well, I don't tit
they look so very dangerous, do you ?" "Why.
don't think they do," responded the lady wiping i
face; "Loh, mother," said the daughter, "ail
they pretty -coaches—so many seats and windy
so pretty painted," taking a short breath
fanning herself with her handkerchief. "Ituni
jump in," said the conductor. "Oh," said the
gentleman, "we don't want to get in 'we of
wanted to see them!"—Deleware Journal.
NATURAL GAS Jets.—We learn from Chat
Edinburg Journal that in a village of Wigmt
Herefordshire, there are fields which may be.
two houses which are, lit up with a natural
This vapor, with which the subjacent strata
to be charged, is obtained in the following nit
—A hole is made in the ee'lar of the house,
other locality. with an iron rod; a hollow-tube
then placed therein, fitted with a burner similar
those used for ordinary gas lights, and kmrnedia,
on applying a flame to the jet, a soft .and brilli
light is obtained, which may be kept burnir
pleasure. The gas is very pure, quite free
any offensive smell, and does not stain the ceili
as is generally the ease with the manufacture(
tide. Besides lighting rooms, &c., it has
used for cooking; and indeed seems capable
same applications as prepared earburetted hyi
gen. There aro several fields in which this
nomenon exists, and children are seen boring
and setting fire to the gets for amusement. II
now about twelve months since the discovery I
made; and a great many of the curious have vish
and still continue to visit the spot.
WATERMELON EXTRAOILEMNART . How mud
you ask for that melon 7" said a cute dapper'
ing chap, to a sturdy darkey, who was mount
a cart before one of the principal hotels in II
dolphin, a day or two since.
For die tug un ? why, mawa, I reckon be',
tree levies, I does."
"Is it ripe?"
"Oh yes, mama, he ripe„ shu. I hue pI
dough, if you ens so."
With that the darkey out with his jack.
and was making the first incision in the m
when it gave a long deep and piercing 0!"
' " What do you stop fin ?" said the .gentleman.
u I tot him holler, I did."
"Come cut away, and see if it's ripe."
He gave another poke, with the knife, and
time the melon shrieked out,-"Oh, amnier
Before the hut word was out, the melon
tumbling.to theiground on one aide of them!
. the darkey, the other. bellowing 96. de
Oh, de Lord ob Heavens!"
Picking himself up, be half scrambled, half 11
a few paces from the cart, sod-tutning to beho
tho fragments of the melon; cautioned—
" Whew: dis nigger, nebber stands dat, it hell(
murder," while Wyman thereelebrated ventriknult
walked madly away, amid the shoats and roars