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To Cousin Matilda.
DTa. P. n.
In every breast, dear Matilda,
A chord there may be found,
That to the touch of sympathy
Will yield its sweetest sound;
As when in song, or on Piano's keys,
The maiden's fingers rove,
lIOw sweeter far than all the rest
The note that tells of love.
'Tie sweet dear'Till, when the world
\ Has coldly wird us by,
To find a heart that beats like thine,
Bat oh! how sweeter far than this
It is for me to know,
That 'tie the Saviour's love that prompts
These generous thoughts to flow.
Oh, 'tie a sweet—a glorious thing,
In this dark world of ours,
Where ein and Nor row , darkly cloud
The passing of the hours,
To find a heart ab pure as thine,
A spirit filled with love;
It leads the coal from earth away
To brighter worlds above.
Sinking Valley Mills, Dec. 4th, 1845.
'Tor 'the "Huntingdon Journal."
The Nappy Family.
at O. P. U.
Father, dear! Ah I read thy feature now,
ThiCk throngs cheering thy arching brow:
How parental thy face with radient
13y the wowing
Mother, dear! again good cheer throngs thy cheek
To bid each joy with love and christian meek;
Exhorting the duties of a holier land,
Where all are deliv'rd in Jehovah's hand.
Star, dear! thy voice which doth sound go tweet,
When oft'n in idle hours we happily meet;
enwrap'd thy miles 'pon thy brow doth play,
T , 3 meet a cheer'd brother with humour display.
1.7,1ier, dear! from others you feel enrapt'd,
love and joy upon thy youthful (Nee;
11.11,14 are happy and innocent spend,
, i,y nunhood thron'd with the noblest grace.
atuting Valley Mills. Der. Bd. 1845.
%ojje /Ur the witiOferit
UT 6ERS•BII 11.1.11T01T.
"Lilt it shell come In pass, that at evening time it
shall be light."—Zsca. xlv. 7.
't\ journey through a vale of team
31 mar.) , a cloud o'crcast ;
And worldly cares, and wordly fearis,
Co with ua to the last!
Nut to the lost ! Wonn loath said,
Could we hut reed aright;
Your Pilgrsin! lift in hope thy head,
At eve there shall be light!
Though earth born shadows now may shroud
Thy thorny path,
tiod / S blessed Word cart part each cloud,
And bid the sunahino smile.
bniy BKLILVE, in living faith,
His lave and power Divine;
And are thy sun shall not in death,
His ligt;t. shall 'round thee shine'.
When tempest•clouds are dark on high,
Low of love and pence
Trines i.iveetly in the vaulted sky,
13ettdir Ting storms shall cease!
t un thv Way; with hope unchilled,
13y faith and not by sight;
And thou shalt own his word fulfilled—
At h.yl. IT SHILL BE LIGHT!
Suoititi tro EvENT.J-The Mobile Tribune thus
-limes a tragical occurrence which recently took
place in Dallas county. Alabama:
It appears that Bethel Holmes, a planter in that
county, wait very much enamoured of Mrs. McKean, i
a resident of Perry county, but temporarily a visit
or of her brother-in-law, Col. Richardson, in Dallas.
While there, urged, as is supposed, by jealousy or
insanity, he shot her and immediately afterwards
This moat terrible tragedy occurred on Saturday
the 29th ultimo. Tho following is an extract of a
letter front Marion, dated the 3 ist :
4 'We have just heard that Hoboes is dead.--
They had just risen from the dinner table. Holmes
asked Mrs. McKean to walk into the parlor. The
family heard the report of a pistol, and while open
ing the door heard another. There lay Holmes on
the floor still struggling. Mrs. McKeon was sit
- Ong in the rocking chair deMl. Hu shot her through
Mahn" Nit three child:cm
riUtriga.azcffda-cia), z:zDzmz3mma=3Laaa3sadc., au34la:;.
Correspondence of the U. S. Gazette.
Sayings and Doings at Washington.
WA4twroTote, Dec. IS, 1845.
J. R. Chandler, Esq.—the tertespondence be
tween the American Secretaries of State and the
British 11 , 1tirister upon'the Oregon question having
been communicated: to Congress and laid before
the People, it will be seen by those who hale time
and patience to read it, that the subject in dispute
between the two governments is one upon which
"much may be :raid on both sides," and that, in
truth, neither country has oa clear and unquestion
able title to the whole cf Oregon," though
lieve that of the United States to lie the best of the
two. The claim of both, to some portion of the
territory, is founded rather upon. the weakness of
that of its opponent than the strength of its own.
Great Britain says to the United States, "our title
is as good as yours end a little better;" and in reply
the U. States says to Great Britain, "our title is aa
good as yours and a good deal better." And so
each, getting a little out of temper, and determin•
ed to stand npon the ninth part of a hair, 'rcfuses to 1
yield an inch. One nays "I'll have the whole;"
the other replies, "if you do you must get it," and
so they stand looking angry at each other, . lily a
couple of foolish neighbors qUarrelling about a .
slough hole, not worth a farthing to either except
to raise frogs in. Mind, however, when I say '.'not
worth a farthing to either," I mean that part of the
territory which is really in dispute, and not that
which lies South of the 49th parallel of latitude.
Now as all that ie really in dispute lies north of
this line, and is a cold, rocky, heaven-forsaken
country, why not, as a western man proposed last
evening, let those who want to inhabit it, go there
and fight for it, with the previous understanding',
however, that those who win it shall be compelled
to occupy it—they and their children, and their
children's children forever. And also an under
standing with Russia, that she shall stand by and
see a fairfight; and whets the two parties get a little
too hot, she shall send a few snow balls at them to
I cool them, Which'she can dd almost any month in
the year, there being no scarcity of this delicate ar
ticle In that` region.
Seriously, from vvlrt I learn I do not believe
there is any nbstaclan the way of settling this
Oregon qneetied; But the Went of good temper, and
fear_ that this once disposed of. -there willas tih l
and found eptreals to iirejtliffeeri
The administration would in that case, have noth
ing to manifest their patriotic fervor against, ex
cept the Tariff. Put in making 'wei uPon that
alone, there would be far less political capita? to be
gained, than if they had one like ilie Texas ques
tion as it stood last year, or the Oregon question,.
as it stands now, to unite with it. How stands the
question? Roth countries set up a claim to the
country, Great Britain from tl e Columbia river to
the Russian line, end the United Slates from the
Russian boundary south to the 4::d degree of north
bithutle. They endeavor to divide the territory,
but being unable to agree upon a line of division,
agree to a mutual occupancy. Meantime negotia
tions are entered into from time to time to settle a
I line of division. Great Britain offers to give up all
south of the Columbia river, with a mutual right to
navigate that river, and the United States off e, to
give up all north of the 49th parallel of latitude, al
' lowing Great Britain a right to the navigation of
the Columbia and free ports below the 49th. Both
ihese offers are rejected and the Convention for
mutual occupation is renewed, to cease only by the
panics giving each other one year's notice. The
Coirntry becenies more important by emigrants
from both countries going into it, and the negotia
tion is again renewed, Great Britain having by in
vitation, sent a special illinister here to ehdeavor to
come to an amicable settlement of the question of
title. The negotiation opens, and the British
inhaler is told that our title is "clear and unques
tionable." Ile°, what room is there for negotia
tion? tut ale Government of Great Britain con
siders this declaration as arrogant, and disrespect
They eifirstis this sentiment, and their determi
nation to maintain their rights at whatever litlard,
or cost, and are at once loudly cheered by the pim
ple. On this side the water, too, the people, or a
large portion of them, respond to the Executive,
"our title Co the whole of Oregon is clear and un
qUestionable," Now, it can easily be seen that
this manifestation of feeling on the part of the peo
ple, in both countries, stands much in the wax rI
an amicable adjustrtient of the question. The
Bridal Minisier can no more disregard the public
sentiment of bid nation, than our government can
disregard that of their own. Ho dare not, there
fore. accept a proposition less advantageOuti to his
notion than one wliich was offered by the United
States tweritY years ago, because, by doing so. Ire
Would virtually admit either that the British claim
is not as good now as it was then, or that his gov
ernment wee afraid of a war. Had he accepted the
proposition, therefore, made by Mr. Buchanan—
namely, of the 49th parallel of latitude. without
the right to navigate the Columbia, which..av of
fered in 1826—the probability is that he would
have been severely censured by his own people, if
not by his government. Had the navigation of the
Colombia been coupled with the 49th parallel...
tt was in 1826, 1 believe the offer would have been
accepted, and the whole question put to, rest: not
because there is any intrinsic value in the right to
navigate that river, for it is not navigable for a
Ong 4 1iottiaco DelOW 1119 40th, and item car. bar
hut simply because the offer was not as favorable
an one, nominally, as was once made and rejected.
Our government cannot now make another pro
position; but if the British government were con
vinced that if they made the one which we offered
them in 1826, it would be accepted, I have very
little doubt but such an one would be made by
them: If I am. right in this conjecture, then the
whole subject in controversyunless we choose
now to insist upon "the whole or none,"—is, the
navigation of a river not navigable over a hundred
and tifty or two hundred miles from its mouth. Is
this worth-going to war about?
In speaking of this negotiation, it is duo to Mr.
Buchanan to any, that he has evinced great utility
in presenting the American claim to the country,
and in answering the arguments brought forward
in support of the British claim. It is enough to
say, that our claim suffered no detriment by the
negotiation passing from Mr. Calhoun's hands into
A Curious Incident
'An old gentleman in this city relates one of the
most thrilling romances of real life we ever heard
of. In this romance he was principal actor. Many
years ago, in Vermont, an insane man suddenly
disappeared. No trace of his whereabouts could
be discovered, 'and many supposed that he was
dead. Several y ears after his disappearance, a '
person who had known him. dreamed that he had
i.een murdered by a certain family residing near at
hand, and that he was buried in a certain spot.
This dream oCcurred several tierce; and so vivid
that the dreamer related it, and induced other per
sons'to aid hint in digging al the'spet indicated in
Incl dream. They dug, and found bonce, They also
found a buttonand a knife, which was identified as
as the propertyof the disking man. The family con
sisting of amother & twc, young men, sons, were ar
rested & init.-is...ed. The sons, to save the mother,
confessed the reorder, On trial, however, they
plead not guilty; but were, nevertheless, found
guilty, and condeMned to be hanged.' The sen
tence was, however, commuted to imprisonment
for life in the state prison, to which they were sent.
Soon after the trial, a paragraph appeated in the
Post of this city, which led the old gentleman re
ferred to, (who was acquainted with all the parties
in the aflldr.) to believe that the man supposed to
boinurdered was ant , . , ma n' ar , a tarot,
under the euppositinn that it was his own. The
Old gerifeman addressed him, saying,
'Don't you knOW mel' '
'No—never saw you before.'
The old man dropped an English shilling, which
the insane instantly clutched.
'Now,' said the old' gentierfian; 'tell whim I am
and who you ere, red I'll give you that shilling.'
insane man did as required, and proved to
be the missing individual. He vvas taken back to
Vermont; 'and the td•o moil' were rcleasel. of course.
The insane Man had, however, to be e;hibited
ticly. and to thousands of people, before they would
believe he was InliSelf.
This story is truth, and can be easily proved by
a reference to the legitimate records of time. It is
a most curious romance in real life, end goes ahead
of all the fictions ever invented.—U. S. Republican.
The Elizabethtown (N. J.) Journal says,—
.The names of the accused and condemned persons
were Daniel and Jesse Tiourne, and that of the sup
posed murdered person Russel Colvin. One of the
Bourne's wag to have been hung, and the other
was already in the state Prison. Colvin by an ad
vertisement was discovered in Monmouth county,
in this state, residing in the family of a Mr. Cad
! wick. He was immediately taken to Vermont,
and the prisoners of coarse released.
Religion of the Dog.
The following original anecdote of Burns, is in
a work entitled "The Philosophy of the Seasons,"
by Rev. Henry Duncan
well remember with what delight I listened to
an interesting conversation which, while yet a
schoolboy, I enjoyed an opportunity of, hearing in
my father's manse, between the poet Barbs and
another poet my near relation, the amiable Black
lock. The subject was the fidelity of the dog.—
Burns took up the qtlestion vs id: all the ardor and
kindly feeling with which the conversation of that
extraordinary Man was so remarkably imbued.—
It was a subject well suited to call forth his_ powers;
and when handled by such net less suited
to interest the youthful fancy. The anecdotes by
which it Was illustrated having long escaped toy
memory; but there was one sentiment expressed
by Burns with his characteristic enthusiasm which,
as it threw a new light into, my mind, I shall never
iiirget. "Man," said he, "is the god of the dog.—
He knows no other; he con understand no other;
and See how he worships him!--With what rever
mice he crouches at his feet; with what love lie
fawns upon hint, with what cheerful alacrity he
I obeys him. His whole soul is Wrapped Op in his
God; and the powers and faculties of his nature
are devoted to his service; and these pOWers sod
faculties are exaulted by the intercourse. It ought
just to be so with the Christian; but the dogs put
die Christians to shame.'
GENTLEMEN PLEAS!: TO vox ye !—Some wilier
remark. that "Man owes women a vast moral debt,
which has been accumulating both in principal «nd
interest since the foundation of the world, and un
less he soon begins to liquidate it in some shape, he
will become a bankrupt in tkeeyes of Ilcactm."
Death of Comnirdore Elliott.
Commodure Jesse Duncan Elliott, of the United
States Navy, died in this city on NVednesd4
Commodore Elliott was born in Maryland, in
the year 1765. He was therefore about 60 years
of age. His father, c Pennsylvanian, and a Com
missary in the service of the United States was
killed by the Indians while conducting supplies to
General Wayne, on the Muskingum, la 1794. In
1805, while Jesse D. Elliott was a student at Car
lisle, preparing to enter upon the study of the law, ,
he was appointed a midshipman in the navy by
President Jefferson, and he soon after sailed under
Captain Perron for the Mediterranean. He won
the friendship of all the officers under whom he
served as a midshipmen, and in 1810 was sent with
despatches to our minister in London. When the
war of 1812 was declared, he was ordered to super
intend the naval preparations on Lake Erie, and in
September of that year he gained great applause by
gallantly cutting out the British brigs Detroit and
Caledonia, from under Fort Erie. For this impor
: tont service he received the special thanks of the
('resident, and by an unanimous vote of the two
houses of Cimgress :was presented with n sword.
He was at this time but twenty-sev.il years of age.
In 1813 he was appointed over more than thirty
lieutenants a master commandant; in April of the
same year. he greatly distinguished himself in the
attack upon* York in Upper Canadri ; acid' In the
i following September was in the battle of Lake Erie.
; His conduct here has been a subject of much eon
troveray, but we believe the impression is now gen
! viol among men who have . exemined it, that Com
modore Perry did not, as his friendshave endeavor
; ed to prove, violate either his oath or his honor,
when Le said that “Elliott evinced hie characteris
tic bravery and judgment" in that action, nor when
he acknowledged that be .‘ owed to him the sic
In the spring of 1815, Elliott served under De- I
critur ageinst Algiers; in 1817 he was appointed
one of the commissioners to survey the coast of the j
United States, for the purpose of selecting inter; for
dtieliYarda and fortiEcations; and in 1918 ho wan
made a captain. • • • •
After a few years repose, Captain Elliott was
appointed to the command of the Cyane; and or
dered to the eeed at ltra.:l ....I.ar• he woo slier.'
which he declined. In 1829 he woe made corn ,
mender of the West India squadron, and tieing
temporarily in the Hampton Roads in 1831, he
pursued such • course in regard to the Southamp
ton negro insurrection, as secured for him the
thanks of the governments of Virginia and of the
The command of the land and naval forces nt
Charleston, at the time of the threatened revolt of I
South Carolina, was entrusted to General Scott
sad Commodore Elliott, and when the excitement
there hod stihsided, Elliott wita appointed command
ant cf the navy yard at Charlestown, Massachu
setts. Proba b ly no one supposes now that his
course heie in regoid to the figure head of the
Constitution was de: truing of much if it was of
the slightest censure. In 1835 he sailed in the
Onnstitittinn fur France, and returned with Mr.
Livingston, then our Mini s ter to that cot:ifty.—
He subscqueriftY•cornitioniled the squadron in the
Mediterranean, after which he resided several years
on his farm in Chester, near this city. At the time
of his death he was commandant of the Navy Yard
in Philadelphia, but ill health had prevented his
performance of the attive duties of the office, a large
share of the time since his appointment.
'We knew Commodore Elliott many yours, and
we think we knew him well. We have no wish
to revive any of the controversies connected with
his life, but this is not an improper time to speak
of the good in his character. He is dead now.—
Let ungenerous prejudices go with his body to the
... . _
grave. His friends have little need to ask for him
more than justice, and this will not be willingly
He was rude of speech ; a plain blunt man, who
loved his country and his friends, and hated her
enemies end their enemies. He knew little and
i cared less about drawing room refinements. Ile i
I had no regard for .y formalities but those of his
profession and rank. Ile never learned the word
caution ; and to serve a friend or fulfil his duty he
would brave the !best imminent dangers. No one
could ecci him in generosity. lie would forget
lany thing but en act of kindnese. he never could
regard nn obligation as cancelled. Ale was very
sensitive, and was elated or depressed by every
wired of !Praise or censure. Let this weakness and
°the , fault; lie forgotten. He was a good sailor. a
good disciplinarian, a man of undaunted courage
and of inflexible honesty : and these ere not every
The proper ehowa of respect for the deceased
Commodore, were made yesterday et the United
States Naval Asylum and at the Navy Yard and
on ships of war and other vessels in port.
Ills funeral will lake place to•mon ow, from his
, late residence. in Fourth street between Chesnut
, a nd Walnut streets. It will of course he i tended
, I by the officers of the Navy and the Army Who
tinny be in town, and by the military of the city.
TouTit.—A parent may !cave an estate to his
son, hut how soon may it be mortgaged ! He may
!cave him money, but how soon may it be equate
dercd Ilttter leove him a sound constitution, hab
its of industry, an unblemiebed reputation, a good
education, and an inward abhorrence of vice, in any
shape or form ; these cannot be wrested from him,
1 and are better than thousands of told and eiver.
A Goon Jour..-The Washington correspondent
of the Ohio Statesman says:
One of the hest things to laugh..about, in the
present dull times, is the following: De!axon Smith,
Esq., formerly a democratic and then a Tyler editor
in Ohio, as you doubtless recollect, was appointed,
about a year ago, by Mr. Tyler, as a sort of corn
merciol agent, to visit some of the South American
lepublies,-the Ocean, &c., at $8 per day.
and voyage and travelling expenses said... qielu
sion,"[ls he is fa:ntlinry called, seems to hove known
a thing or two! He departed on his mission—
and still keeps on it, but the government doh t know
and can't find out at what noint ! Mr. Buchanan
wishes to recall him, and for the life of him, he
says, he cannot ascertain in what quarter of the
globe the agent is pursuing his •sesrcltee "Delis
, aim" avoids sending home reports; end it is sup
posed that near the elo'e of the present term of the
administration he-.will come home, with n very
pretty bill of per diem allowance and expenses for
Uncle Sam to foot. That "Delusion" in a smart
chap—very! He goes altogether ahead of the
I John Smiths, and is the keenest Tyler man ezecp
tant—except WI SE!
Here is one of the inimitable dog stories of the
A SMART Don.—'There is enough of the dog
mixed up in the following story to entitle it to the
name of a 'dog story.' A man down East had
been exceedingly annoyed by wolves, which de
stroyed his sheep. In the emir., of time a dog•fun
cier offered to sell him a dog. A very notable dug
he was too. The catalogue of his ments was a
very long one; there was not a dog virtue in the
whole catalogue fur which he was not distinguished;
but if there was any one thing in which he 'particu
larly excelled; it was his prowess as a wolf-hunter.
This was touching our friend on the right spot; the
bargain was closed, and he only waited an opportu
nity to test his merits. At length there came a
light snow, just the kind of a snow for wulf.hunt
ing, and he took his dog and gun, and sallied out.
He soon crossed the track of a vermin', the dug
took the scent, and hounded off in pursuit,, On
followed our friend, up hilland down dale; 'through
brush and through briar,' for two mortal hours,
when be came across a Yankee of the live species
chopping wood, and the following satisfactory die
', ) NI)
'Well, I reckonYSAßd ito
I 'how long agO '
'Well, I guess about half an hour.'
'How was it with 'cml'
, WcII, just about nip and tuck, but the dog had
the ailvantage. for he was a Iret/ ahead.
Difitistiaeak: NaTics EITPIA.IIINAN4.-...11 ,
following most extraordinary tuarriage notice we
copy frotp : the Baltimore or . gnSi of
the Odd Fellcvre. Taliaferro P. Villainies must tic
trgmend9us , man to irMintuin his perpendicularity
under sikch r. sup . erincurnbc nt mesa of official dig
:harried.—ln WurceMer, Massachusetts, on
Thursday, October Oth,Tal. P. ShalTner, Esq., At
torney god Counsellor at Law, of Louisville, Ky.,
Past Grand H. Priest arm Grind Patriarch of that I
Slate; a Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge
of the United States from the Grand En.com'parent
of Kentucky. Junior Editor of the "Covenant" of
Baltimore, Es-Editor of “The Free-Mason,' of
Louisville, Corresponding oral Recording Secretary
and Librarian of the Kentucky Historical Society,
Recording Secretary of the Board of Missions of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Captain
of the Ist Company, I32d'Regirrient, 29th Brigade
of Kentucky Militia, 4c., to Miss Nancy R. Pratt,
of the former place.
l'apers throughout the Union, including Texas,
Oregon and California, please copy.
The Yankee in Main Street.
1 calculate I couldn't drive a trade with you to
day," said a true specimen of the Yankee pedlar,
as he stood at the door of a merchant in Maine
.1 calculate you calculate about right, for you
cannot,' was the sneering reply.
al, I guess you needn't get huffy about it.
Now j i tere's a dozen real gentane razor strops. worth
two dollars and a half—you may have 'em for two
.1 tell you I don't wan' any of your trash; so
you had better be going.
now,l declare! I'll bet you five dollars if
you made me an offer fur them are strops, we'll
haven trade yet?
replied the merchant, placing the money
in tie hands of a bystander. The Yankee deposit
ed the like sum when the merchant offered him e
picayune for the stropti.
, Thy're yourn? said the Yankee, as he quietly
futr'd :he. atakes. ',int,' ho added, with great sp
parent honesty, calculate a joke's a joke, and if
you don't wont theta strops trade back?
I The merchant's countenance brightened.—• You
are not 60 bad a chap, after all; here aro your strops
FO give me the money.'
'There it i,' said the Yankee, as he received the
strops and passed over the picayune. .A trade's
u trade—and now you're wide awake, in aimest,
guess the next time you trade with that are pie,
you'll do better than buy razor strops."
I And away walked the peddler with his strops
and wager, amid the shouts of the laughiof crowd.
fq. Louie Arid,
- ZQP'3: - .l®n® I=iscrp. ifibaß7
ANOTORR DIEw YORK MrsTt.nr."--More
Drugging! Mr. Arthur Morrell, a respectable cit
izen of New York, who mysteriously disappeared
about a week ago, wes brought home on Thursday
night, by three ruffian-looking men, who after
thrusting him into the door of his dwelling, made
their escape. Mr. M. was found to bra raving man
iac—continually calling upon persons to retrace
him—that they had robbed him of all his money
and clothing--and threatened to kill him. He did
not recognise tither his with br mother, but appear
ed to be continually haunted by the presence ofiris ,
murderous captors, who had robbed him of $6O in
money, airipped him of all his clothing, and dress
ed him up in rags. He doubtlees endured a week
of intense suffering, ne his wrists appear to hose
been bound with cords, while his left eye and fore
head bear evident marks of o severe blow. We
trust the authors of the vile act may be detected and
DnEA ern!. Mt.7llll..—Mn Atmsteed Forrest,
an old blind man, was mur,:ercd by one aids
slaves, a few days ego, in Paris, Tenn. It seems,
front accounts published, that Mr. Armetead wu
struck upon the head with a dub, thrown int 3 a
stack of fodder within a tobacco barn, and the
whole ret on Gm and consumed. It was at first
supposed that the barn had token flre through sc.
cident, hut some disclosure. having been made by
a younger slave, the murderer ha. been arrested
and is now in the jail of Henry county, awitins
The following is a copy of a letter, hanging in a
from.) in the Alexandria Museum, written by
Washington, but a month before his death, which
to those who have not sccn the original, may poi
1110eNT VEnxox, Nov. 12. 1799.
Gentlemen t Men. Washington and myself have
been honoured by your polite incitation to the as
semblies in Alexandria this wintry:; and thank you
for this mark of attention. Bu: alas! our dancing
days sre no more. We wish, however, all those
who relish so innocent and agreeable amuite.new,
all the plcaeuro the season wilt afford them ; and
am, gentlemen, your most obedient and obliged
' , GEORGE WASHINGTON,
Otte of the Western papers tells ■ good anecdote
looked into the box, and on seeing the money
mostly made sty of cents, eielainied, with great
gravity ; "I perceive th,t Alexander the capper
aneith done us much harm."
'ifuri ! more 3 )1 !--Mr.--e--, a mason by•
trade having worked hard all the week, was dispo•
seal While M church to refresh himself by a snooze.
He hail kept awake till toe preacher had progressed
some in his sermon, when he fellinto a sound sleep
and dreaming in his soporific obliviousneee, ti , et he
woe nhaut his work, he cried out in a stentorian
voice, '• Nod more 3/ i!" The effect upon'
the congregation may be imagined.—Periland An
Itson MORALS to Cozolizes.—The 'Wash
ington correspondent of the New York Gazette,
complains that an honorable member from Indiana
smoke* cigars in the House, directly under the gal
lery occupied by thedadies. •
A correspondent of a Baltimore raper mantissa
that he saw a member of Congress led down Cap,
itol Hill, in a state of royal elevation, shut up its
measurrleps contest, eu,l so fortunate was lie is
kis "aids," that they partook, in a considerable de
gree of his qualities, and made a clean job of the
RIINO lAA R AND DISTRESSING EFFECT OF IR.
SANIT v.—A few days ago a printer named Rad
cliffe, employed in the Saint Louis Reporter Office,
with ono of his hands cut otT the other between the
wrist and elbow join. For several days he had
shown evident symptoms of insanity; and on this
occasion, while at work at the case, he suddenly
ran to where he got an old dell axe, and inflicted
this act of self mutilation. Ito was conveyed to
the hospital, where he receives the proper medical
and surgical attendance.
Hormone or Wan.—We read of the battle of
Austerlitz—of Wagram—of Waterloo--and are
apt to dwell more upon the glory and military fame
which awaits the bre%o and 'successful warrior,
than on the horrible atrocities of wee, We look
at one chic of the picture only—the other presents
an ON:ailing image, yet II Willful one. We lately
met with the following extracts from an English
paper, which delineate. in a few, yet tertiliy graph
ic touches, a faithful sketch of some of the incidents
LoNnor+, July 20,1815.
Horrible Cirettmetchice.—A private letter from•
Mona, under date of the 14th of this month, con
tains the following particulars: -It is only four
days since the hurrying of the dead bodied with
which the field of battle of Mount St. Jean was
strewed. Several thousand cars had been put in
requisition for this operation in the department of
Geinappe. After the lapse of 10, 12, and 15 days,
there were found among the dead carcasses great
numbers of wounded, who, impelled by madness of
hunger, had eat of the bodies of the men and home
that surrounded them. I say madness, bemire
there were come of them !who even then cried in
their dying agonies, Vive le Empereur, ea they
were raised up by the pe.vons engaged in lite co.