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FOR INCREASING THE CIRCULATION
IT is a fact admitted by every one, that
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HUNTINGDON September 9, 1845.
H atches, Jewelry
Tut subscribers offer an assortment of
Gold and t silver Patent Lever Watches of
their own Importation, Silver Spoons, Forks,
Tea setts and every article of Silver work
of, Oeir own manuJgcture. Also watch
hams, Seals and Keys, Fine Gold Breast
-R ins , Finger Rings, kiracelets„ Guard
chains, Gold aqd Silver Thimbles, Specta
cles, Pencils, Diamond pointed Gold Pens ;
together with A general assortment of La
dies,Jewelry, l'lated castors, Cake gaskets,
Canle Sticks, Fancy Bibs, Purses, Fans,
Brittania ware in setts. and singtl pieces;
Silver Purse Clasps, Combs, Hair Pius,
Fancy head ornaments, Ike. &c., for sale at
the lowest Cash prices. —Watch es Repaired.
J. & W. L. WARD.
No. 106 , Chestnut street, opposite the
Fr i anklin House.
Philadelphia, August 5, 145.
Estate of JOIIX TER
late of Jackson township, Huntingdon coun
xi, 0 LICE is hereby given, that Letters
I testamentary on the last will and tes
tament of said de c eased have been granted
to the subs6ilier. nlj tiersons therefore
indented to the estate of said dipeased, are
requested to make Intonediate payment, and
all having claims to preient theni duly au
thenticated for settlement, to
JOHN STEWART, EX . /.
Jackson tp., Aug. 13, 1845.
f i e, AME to the residence of the subscriber,
w'w in Cromwell township, Huntingdon
county, in November last, a red Heifer,
with a white face, a slit in the right ear and
a crop off the left ear, supposed to be about
two years old last spring. The owner is re
quested to come forward, prove property,
pay charges and take her away—otherwise
she will be disposed of accor
L ding to law.
'''`ept. 2, 1845.
I'D I, ‘NK BON DS to Constables for Stay
00 of Execution, todcs the new law, just
printed, arid foi sale, at this office.
3urßyths:s•coacE)Kss. mcauD , txua•ml_m. sodo,„ ace4ass,.
S:_'7 , CD‘t-L43C:M3M.
LL Persons are hereby notified that I
414 this day purchased from Christian
Prough, of fod township, Huntingdon
county, all his grain, horses, cattle, hogs,
sheep, ploughs and other farming utensils,
a t g well as all his household and kitchen fur•
iuture; and, have taken possession of the
All.persons are therefore cautioned
against disturbing the same in any manner
• , DA NIEL P‘tOUGH.
Tod tp., Aug. 9, 1845.
.111PEIc44,4CE 0074113. L.
.• , •
tit Undersigned resmtfully aiinoun
re. t,o his friends and the public that
he still continues at his 44 stand, Second
street; Harrisburg, Pa„ where he is ready
to acconimodate ,all who : may .fii'vor him
with a call. As his house has bees for some
years back crindtictql on the Temperance
priiiciple, the pi °victor expects to receive
a liberal share of the pattronage of temper
ance men generally, visiting the Seat of
will always be supplied w,it r h the best the
market will afford, and no pains spared to
suit the palate of the epicure, The great
est care will be observed in regard to the
cleanliness &c om fort of his sleeping apart
is commodious, and attended by a careful
and obliging ostler and every arrangement
made to make his house a pleasant stopping
place for the traveller.
Charges very moderate to suit the times.
Harrisburg, g 15, 1845.
WASHINGTON H OTEL,
Corner of Market street and Market
H E subscriber having taken this,pop
--.14 ular Hotel lately kept by Mr. Wst.T.
SANDERS, begs leave to inform his friends
and the pu lic generally, that he is now
well prepared-.-._o accommlate them in a
manner to insure. satisfaction to all who fa-
VOr him with their custom. The hot!se has
been re-furnished, altered, ,and greatly im
proved in many respects, mid no pains will
he spared to make visitors comfortable du
ring their sojourn.
run mrobr. —tit ~.‘JitStitOly
with all the delicacies of the season and
his servants are attentive, careful and
There is extensive S'l ABLING attached
to the premises, E. P. HUCHES,
Late of the Mansion House.
Harrisburg June 4, 1845. .
'FRE subsciiber takes this occasion of re
turning his thanks to his numerous friends
tor the very liberal patronage bestowed up.
nn him during his proprietorship of the
Washington Hotel. He also takes great
pleasere in bespeaking for his successor a
continuance of public favor, who is well
qn,lified to give general satisfaction as a
landlord, and every way worthy of the pat
ronage of the travelling community.
WM. T. SANDERS.
WILLIAM D. PARRISH,
No. 4, North sth st., 2 doors above Market,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
Paper, Rags, School Books Blank
Books and Stationary.
HAVING considei:ablv increase his facil
ties for busineis, now offers to country mer
chants,pn still more favorable terms than
formerly, a complete rissortment of Writing.
Printing and Wrapping Papers; also t 'gored
Wall and Curtain rapei.s, and Window
Shades of a great variety of patterns, which
he can sell at manutacturf vs' Also,
Bonnet Boards, White, Blue and Brown ;
and all the Ssandard School Books, Blank
Books, and Stationary in general, at the low
est Wholesale prices.
Rags Rak 1' Rags r ,
Cash paid for Rags in any quantity, or
Rags taken in trade for gcruls at the lowest
cash prices. Country, merchants are par •
ticularly invited to call.
.c,f country newspapers supplied
with their paper low forcieili,..by appl, ing at
WILLIAM I). PARRISH'S
Paper and llag Warehouse, No. 4, North
hall street; 2 doors above Market street,
Philadelphia, August 20th, 1845.
REYNOLDS; KERR 4 ALLISON,
Dealers in Country Prodttee,
Nd. 204 MARKET ST:
(Next door 1,1. the Ittd Lion Rotel,)
(4 1 0UNTRY Merchants and others pur
chasing Groceries, are invited to call
and examine our new and extensive stock,
where they will find evt ry at title in the
Grocery at SMALL ADVANCES
ABOVE IMPORTATION PRICES.
Being a new house, we are determined
not to be undersold by any other establish
ment in the city.
17'COUNTRY PRODUCE will be taken in
payment for Groceries, and sold to the best
possible advantage, free of charge.
Aug. 27, 1845—, 2m
Attorney At Law.—Attends to practice in
the Orphans' Court, Stating Atiministra
tors.accounts, licrivening, &c.—Office in
Dimond, three doors East of the '.Ex
change Hotel." fet.4B. '44.
T4LANK BONDS—Judgment add corn.
%,W' mon—for sale at this office.
"To charm the languid hours of solitude
He oft invites her to the leuse's lore."
From the New York Mirror.
Stanzai to my Old Coat.
And must we part, my good old friend,
Ah, me! it grieves me sorely;
I can no more thy tatters mend,
The stitches hold so poorly.
With patch on patch, for many a year,
I've kept thee snug together,
And dad in thee I had no fear
For any kind of weather;
Thou want my father's wedding•coat,
, And I have heard him mention,
He wore thee, button'd to the throat,
To catch the girl's attention:
For then the martial figure stood
In highest estimation;
No Wonder, with a coat so good,
lie raised their admiration.
FiVe times in fashion thou hest been,
Twice turned, and often mended;
The like of thee I ne'er have seen,
Though now thy days are ended.
When first I wore thee ~ e very day,"
It brought to mind my mother;
"Tim, save that coat,", she used to say;
"Thou'lt ne'er get such another."
Yes! I'll Preserve thy relics still,
And learn by thy example,
My every duty to fulfil.
Though fate should on me trample:
The Female Auctioneer.
"Who'll buy a heart!" sweet Mal.) , cries,
Mary, the blooming and the fair;
Whose lovely form, and dove like eyes,
Can banish grief and soothe despair.
°Come bid: my heart is up for sale!
Will no one bid! Pray, sir, consider;
'Tis sound, and kind, and fond, and hale,
Besides a bargain to the bidder."
"I'll bid!" cried Gripus "I will pay
A thousand sovereigns promptly told."
"That is no bid, sir, let me say.
A faithful heart, is not bought with g,id."
"I'll hid, with marriage, faith, and plight
A heart, with love o'erflow," (moth John!
"Ay, that'a a bid; that's something Jibe;
And now my head is going—co,'
IDEAT4 OF JUDGE STORT.- ' llis melancholy
event, anticipated for a few days past, took place at
his residence in /Cambridge on NyednesclaY, even
ing. The disease wits which Judge Stori , had
been for many years afflicted, way of a most pain
ful nature, impairing the strength of his constitu
tion, slid compelling the most careful attention to
his daily regimen. It was a disorder of the intes
tines, similar to that which put an end to the la
mented Legere, of South Carolina, in the year
Judge story was 65 years of age. He graduated
at Harvard University in 1798, and was appointed
to the Judgeship of the United States Court in
1811. He was also Dane Professor of Law in
Harvard University.—Judge Story possessed in
early life, no pecuniary advantages, such as in
these days are too frequently thought essential to
wards future prosperity. Obliged to struggle with
small means, and to depend upon himself solely
for advancement, he wrought his own way by in
dustry, study, and the exertion of his natural in
tellectual endowments, to high public dignities and
to the fortune which made the meridian and close
of Isis life both affluent and easy. His law books
WO yielded a very large income, whilst his official
stations as ono of the Justices of the Supreme
Court and Dane Professor of Law in Harvard Col
lege, added equally to his fortune and his honors.
Judge Story has sliiwn himself worthy to sit on
the same bench with those diiitinguiShed jurists
and ilatriots. After Marshall, he ,is probably the
ablest expounder of constitutional law our country
ever produced. He possessed, to. an eminent de
gree, all the qualities requisite to fill the station he
occupied with credit to himself and honor to his
' country.. Firmness, sagacity, learning and wit
' dean were blended with and tempered by modern.
lion, modesty. gentleness, purity, benevolence and
affability. His character excited the love and ad
miration of all who were so fortunate as to be ad-
Mitted within the magic circle of his acquaintance.
I/Asir:Ea.—The following is from the "Patent
Sermons" of Dow, Jr: "They are mere walking
sticks for female flirts, ornamented with brass
heads and barely touched with Cie varnish of eti
quette. crass heads did I say?—Nay their coputs
are only half ripe Mushmellons, with monstrous
thick rinds, and all hollow inside, containing the
seeds of fdolishness swimming about with a vast
quantity of sap. Their moral garMents are a
double breasted coat of vanity; inidded with pride,
and lined with the silk of self-complacency; their
other apparel is all in keeping and imported fresh
from the devil's Wholestile and retail ready made
clothing establishinent. Tinkered up with broad
cloth, finger rings, safety chains, soft sodder, van
ity and impudence; they are no more silver than
plated silver. I detest a dandy, as a cat does a wet
floor. There are some vain fools in this world;
who after a long incubation, will hatch out from
the hot bed of pride a sickly brood of furzy ideas,
and then go strutting along in the path of pompos
ity; with all the self-importance of a speckled hen
with a black chicken. I have an antipathy to such
• Iron in Prance.
The French Minister of Marine has lately ap
pointed a commissioner to.inquire whether It would
net be expedient, in, consequence of the great de
mand for iron, to cause reductioneto be made in the
import duties on foreign imn, so as to enable it to
be employed extesively inship building. Though
the supply of iron was within the last few years
more than double in that country, still it is not
quite sufficient to meet the extensive demand occa
sioned by the number of railways : Projected and in
course of execution ; whilst, if thp Marine, Depart
ment were to give orders for such en immense quan
tity as it would require for ship building, it would
become intolerably dear. Hence the appointment
of the Commissioner to .Fie w‘iiether foreign iron
may not be admitted en such reduced terns ea,
whilst doing no injury to the iroproasters of Ir:ranee,
shall prevent iron itself from licoming too costly."
Killing a Bear in his Deli.
Mr. Charles Rounds, a citizen of this place, re
turned from his brother in McKean county, reran
Sylvania, a few days since, and brought with Ttim, 4
apparently, the largest bear that has been killed,
for many a day. Mr. Rounds has given us a detail
of all the circumstances attending his capture, but
which, for the want of room, we are rot able to
give in full. It appears that the inhabitants near
where he was killed, had been obliged to submit to
his depredations upon their hogs, sheep, &e., until
they could stand it no longer, and accordingly, sev
eral of them, with Mr. William S. Rounds and John
Pool at their bend, started in pursuit of him.
and day for live days they followed his trail, but
without coming up with him. Worn out with
their tramp and wnnt of rest, they concluded to
stop that night and start afresh that morning. A
few hours after starting, their dogs came up to and
closed in with him. A desperate fight ensued, in
which one dog was tilled, and the other severely
cut and bruised. He, however, succeeded in get
ting away, and returned to the company, when
Mr. Rounds, with a heavy hickory club, started off
in full speed, the deg leading. They soon came
up to, and the dog closed in with him. The bear
first struck him With his paw, then caught hold t'.l
hint, and would Most soon have killed him,
had not Mr. Rounds come to the icscue.
With his heavy club he beat hint so severely
over the head that he was obliged to let go his hold
on the dog. Ifrom this time Mr. rt. and the dog
!mot elope to him for some three or four Miles, fight
ing MO; 01 , 0111
of his den., As he started in the dog got hold of
him, and Mr. R. hold of the dog, but so exhausted
Was he that he fell, and was thus dragged several
feet into tote, opening to the cave.
As soon no he had recovered his strength and
the remainder of tho pursuers had come up with
him, Mr. Rounds went into the cave to reconnoiter•
After proceeding about 30 feet he discovered the
bear with his back towards him, crouching in his
lair but a few feet from him. Ho then returned,
and, after cleaning their rifles and reloading them,
Mr. R., together, with Mr. John Pool, again entered
the cave, Finding the bear occupying the same
position that lie did at first, when they had got with
in about ten feet of him, they fired and lodged lout
successive balls in and about his haunch, and then ,
retreated out of the cave, the bear following them.
As he emerged from the entrance, one of the gen
tlemen who had remained out, put a ball through
his head, which finished the work.
The bear is said to have weighed upwards of
revert hundred pounds!—[Allegheny County
DISEADFUL RESULT OF INTEMPER/INCE.--MC
learn from the Hagerstown News, that an intem
perate man named McAffee, living on the South
Mountain, in Vashington county, took home and
deposited in his house, a few days ago, a jug of
whiskey, and two of his children, in the absence of
the family, partook of it freely. On the return of
the mother, she found her childdren in the agonies
of death, foaming at the mouth, their faces horridly
discolored and so bloated es almost ta defy receig
nitiop, and in her presence, they died an awful
and p - emaft:re death. The agony of the mother,
scyn he News. may be imagined, but what were
the feelings of the reckless father it would be diffi
cult to conceive.
MI. WaDWORTH Is LOYE.--Thus it is to be
in low," and Lord Fiizwarren drew a deep eigh.
"iilfeie you ever in love, Webworth?
"Not that I wemembe."
'Not that you remember! Why, what a strange
felleti you must be. If you wore onco hard hit, as
I callit,—that is, really in love—you would never
forget it I can tell you, for its no joke. Heigho!"
"Many pethons have told no thO, but I thorn°
tire's i gweat deal in imagination. One pettily gil
seemth to Me to be the extremely like another pet
thy gil, that I never could Make out how a man
cath mots latent one of them than another, tho I
coneude it moth be all irnagination."
A Liverfool correapendent of the Comrner'cial
Advertiser states that at the recent conference of the
Wesleyans a preacher ftom this country presented
credentials ' from DiahoP Soule, of the American
Methodist Church, and it, being .ascertained that
they had been given since Bishop Beige had joined
in with tho Methodist Church South, and that the
candidate sympathized with that movement, the
conference peremptorily refused to admit or receive
him either in the capacity of a preacher or a bro.
" Ned I's got a conunderum I want you to pro-
pound I" " \‘' hat am dat Eph I" "It am die."
" Why am steam like de load of a ship?" "Ha,
ha nigger, dat am bery prepostermus, dare•fore, I
can't 'splain it." " You are an untallowed nigger,
its because it make de car-go," (cargo.;
Geology.--Mr. Lawrence, in a lecture on Geer
ogy, at Louisville, Kentucky, in speaking of
change. on, the earth's surface, said that--
Tho Mississippi river within the lost two hun.
died years has advanced thirty miles into the gulf
of Mexico. And observation proves that the Gulf
of Mexico formerly extended higher up than where
the mouth of the Ohio is now. All those alrnoxt
boundless bottoms extending from the soutpern part
. 11inois, once were occupied by an arm cf the sea.
All this filling up has been done at the expense of
the country watered by those rivers. But much
the largest portion of the mineral matters carried
down by the river is conveyed to a great distance
into the ocean. There it is distributed in layers
upon its bed. Layer after layer is thus formed,
which in process of time, by pressure, by chemical
affinity, and by other causes, gradually becomes
consolidated into the hardness of ordinary rock.—
This is the history of all the rocks in the west.—
!Every part of this vast country has, at some period
'formed a p4rt of the bed of the ocean which then
received contribution from other lands, from which
all our present rocks have been formed, and has
subsequently been voiced to its present elevation
above us. This is liliewiso demonstrated by the
abundance of organic remains forme, in al! co.
rocks, all which are of marine origin. Another
cause of change is the wearing action of rivers, all
of which in the west have excavated the whole of
their channels through which they flow. When
they commenced running, their Leda were higher
than the highest point a!ong their shores now ore,
for these must have suffered some abrasion, hence
all the hills in the west have been produced by the
action of waters, instead of having been elevated,
and are from this circumstance termed hills of
gradation. It was shown that the sea and land
gradually change places, that portions of the earth
are gradually rising and encroaching upon the sea,
while others are gradually sinking and are encroach
ed upon by the sea. A recent elevation of the
country through which the Missouri flows was
supposed to be the cause of the rapidity and mud
diness of its current."
Time.—There are few words much oftener in
our Mouths than that short, but moat important
word, Time. In one sense, the thought of it seems
tominglo itself with almost every thing which we do.
ft is the long M,sa , ,re of o , '- labor expectation
and pain ; it is the scanty measum of our rest and
joy. Its shortness or its length is continually giv
en as our roason for doing, or leaving Undone, the
various works which concern our station, our calling,
our faCoily, our souls. And pet with all this fre
quent mention of it, there are perhaps few things
about which }nen ovally think less; few things, I
mean,upon which they have legs real settled thought.
The more we do think upon it, the deeper and
more difficult will be the subject which will open
before us; the richer too, will they prove in mat
ters for most profitable. meditation.—[Arefideacon
Religion 171 the Family.—Family religion 13 of
unspeakable importance. Its effects will greatly
depend upon the manifest sincerity of the head of
the family. If his children and servants do not
see his prayers exemplified in his temper and man
ners, they will he disgusted at his, religion. Tedi
ousness will weary them. Fine language will shoot
over them. Gloominess will make them dread re
ligion as a hard service. Let them be met as for a
most delightful purpose. Let them find it savory,
simple, plain. tender, heavenly. Worship tints
conducted may be used al an enene of vast power 1
in a family. It diffuses a sympathy through the
members. It calls off the mind from the deadening
effect of worldly affairs. It arrests every member
as with a morning and evening sermon, In the
midst of the cares of life. It says, there is a
God ! There is a spiritual world !—There is a life
to come !" It fixCsthe idea of responsibility in the
mind. It furnishes a tender and judicioua father
an opportunity of gently glancing et faults, where
a direct admonition might be expedient.
BELGIAN TROOPS AT WATERLOO.
During the action of an English officer won di
rected to lead two regiments Belgian light cavalry
against a body of French dragoon. that had conic
featly within reach. Tfle officer, being a good
Frencheoholer, addressed les !mires, and desired
them to strike home for the honor of their country
and their , pretty,countrywren. He was answered
with loud cheers, and all, saying spurs to their horses
galloped towards the enemy, The French in ac
ordance with the strange notion of cavalry tactics,
halted to receive the onset, which on this occasion,
proved_ harmless enough, for no sooner did the as
sailants perceive that the enemy did not turn than
they turned to a man, followed at speed by the
French, who gave chase the moment they saw their
adversaries fly. The English officer, who was in
advance, of the party, escaped only by the speed of
his horse. In what estimation these unfortunate
allies wore held on the morn ing after the action may
be judged of by
,the following anecdote;—" Ha
General!" said the Prince of Orange rather indis
creetly, perhaps, to a Spanish officer well known in
the British army, "what would Spanish troops
have done under , yesterday's fire I" " I know not
what they would have done," replied the other,
with a look of old Castilian pride ; " but certain it
is that they could not have behaved worse than the
subjects of your royal father."— Colonel Mitchell's
Fall of Napoleon.
The Pope on Railways.—The Frankfort Jour
nal makes the following odd announcement, under
date of the 17th of July, from Rome :—" The
Pope has declared, once for all, that he will not al
low railways to be established in the Pontifical
States, for it would be dangerous to allow them in II
country where there exists such political agitation."
12 co) Z.C.Var.).. €3 , GO €1).
The Charge of '.Bargain."—The National Ire
telligencer having seen a specimen sheet of Colton's
Life of Clay, say., the public has long suspected
that some discloser; like that foreshadowed below,
would be forthcoming, whenever Mr. Clay consid
ered the reasons for his silence, whether a matter
of honor and confidence, or merely self-imposed, is
at an end ; and at page 150, vol. 1, we find the
NuMerous have been the occasions, as all know,
when lk ) fsr. Clay might have taken the popular
breeze, and been wafted to the highest pinnacle of
ambition—when, too, as was thought and argued
by his friends, he , might have done it without re
proach—when, indeed, it was urged upon him as a
duty to his country, to his friends, to himself.—
Bet, always judging for himself, as every man mu.t
do in all cases of casuistry, which fan be settled
only by the feelings of his own heart,, his answer
has unikrinly been, when compelled by the deci
aions of conscience, to dissent from othere, in such
debate f fI had rasher be right than be President.'
ilia magnanimity has, on more occasions than one
barred the door to his advancement. In the case
of the notorious charge of : . bargain,' for the elec
tion of Mr. Adams in 1825, it has, for nearly a
quarter of a century, been in the power of Mr.
Clay, at any moment, to Prove by positive evidence
that the dishonorable proposals were made by
thos:e who brought the charge ; but who, having
been spurned, and anticipating an arraigntnent on
the same count, were first in court, with a gross
fabrication in their right hand. But magnanimity
and that ton political opponent,
.who was himself
the agent in thin transaction, has hitherto kept the
key to the secret. In a future Page in this work it
will be unlocked."
Men are too prone to view their own errors and
failings with indulgence, whilst they visit those of
others with unsparing reprehension. Every one
seems turning, as,. .it were God's evidence against
his neighbor, as if by impeaching his fellows ho
was exonerating himself from the penalty. The
worst constructions are put on dubious motives,
malicious meanings, are extracted from careless ex
pressions, the scratch of a stray jest is taken as a
deliberate wound ; in short, if the multitude of our
sins depend epon charity for a covering, the fabric
is so scarce that the poor peccadilloes cannot have
a suit a-piece unless.such a ono as belonged to the
I.l,ecuyrd epontsh gentieman, which was all slashes.
On the other hand, should the tide turn, the kindly
impression is communicated so reluctantly, and
adopted so tardily, that thecharitable impulse comes
commonly too late to be of service to its object.
RICH AND Poon.—The rich have the most meat
the poor the best appetite. The rich lie the softest,
and the poor sleep the soundcat. The rich have
delicacies, the Poor have health. The rich aro
afraid of losing, the poor have nothing to lose, and
so, in this respect, have nothing to fear. The rich
dread the midnight robber, the poor have no appre
hensions of being robbed. The rich hang them
selves through fear of poverty, the poor laugh and
sing, and love their lives too well to put their necks
in the noose,
A Curious Pix.—The St. Augustine Herald of
Tuestlay last says Last week a man was ap
prehended in Benton county, Florida, on a charge
of murder, and having no jail in that county, the
committingmagiatrate sent him under safe conduct
to the Sheriff of St. John's county for safe-keeping.
The Sheriff of St. John's was obliged to refuse en
tertainment to the prisoner because he had no jail.
Well, what became of the prisoner ? Why, his
keepers said, we were commanded to deliver him
to the Sheriff of St. John's,county, and that we
have done. The Sheri ff of St. John's said, Istin
not l'ceive your prisoner.- 7 -The prisoner said—
Gentlemen, just take a walk about town, end I
shall be round for three or four days, and if. you
stand in need of me, be forthcoming, This
was consideredfair, and that's the end of it for the
present. True, it's nothing else
. 7. B. o
iough.—W o have stated that quite a sen
nation was created in New York on Thursday, by
the appearance of placards in different places, sta
ting that Mr. John B. Gough, the celebrated Tem
perance Lecturer, had strangely disappeared, under
circumstances which induced the apprehension that
evil had befallen him. Ilia trunk remains at the
Croton Hotel, and on examination every thing was
found to be in order, indicating that he expected
shortly to return. lie intended to go to Albany
last Monday, whence he was to be accompanied by
his wife to Montreal, where lie had a Temperance
The Journal of Commerce says there was a re
port last night, but we believe it Was Without found
ation, that his body hail been found in the river,
with merits of violence upon it. He heti with him
when he left the Hotel, a gold watch anti chain, and
and a gold ring, bearing the initials J. B. G."—
He had also money in his pocket. It is said threats
had been made that he should be drugged. We
still hope for the beat, but his !pug absence, under
all the circumstances, creates much anxiety.-IVorik
An Insurrectionist Found Guiltse.—Nsgro Wil
liam Wheeler, one of the ring-leaders of the gang
of negroes who recently left Charles county, lute
been tried by Charles county court, now in session,.
on an indictment for insurrection, and found guilty.
The punishment is death. One of his accomplices
is now on trial for the 11111110 offence.
An old toper's excuse for his pawing third is
that he was weaned on raft fel%