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A letter from an officer of the army,
dated in the city of Mexico, September
28th, and published in the St. Louis Re
publican, relates an incident which has
not been heretofore mentioned. It ap
pears that, on the 13th of September,
after the fortifications at Chapultepee
had been carried and Generals Wolin'
-------------- and QUITMAN had fought their way into
An Apprentice anted. '
the city, "and when our Spartan band
A boy from the country, between 11'
anticipated a fiercer struggle during the
and 16 years of age, who can read and
ensuing day than that which they had
write, is wanted at this office to learn
just ertcount , 3red, commissioners were
the Printing Business. Application
despatclu e d from the city of Mexico, on
should be made soon.
the part of the municipal authorities, to
Huntingdon, Tuesday, November 18, 18.17,
A SERMON will be preached to the
young men of Huntingdon and vicinit:;,
in the Germnn Reformed Church, on
Thursday, 25th inst., being the day ap
pointed by the Governors of Pennsylva
nia, and also by Governors of other
states, to be observed ns a day of
thanksgiving and prayer. Services will
commence at 6 o'clock in the evening.
The public in general and young men in
particular, are invited to attend.
RElitntons NoncE.--The Dedication
of the new Methodist Church near Or
bisonia, we are requested to say, will
rake place on Sunday next, 21st inst.--
The attendance of the public generally
is requested. Services will commence
at 11 o'clock, A. M.
nz i- Considerable space is given in
this week's Journal to the publication of
Mr. Van Buren's speeck, delivered at
Albany previous to the late election in
New York. It is well worth a perusal ;
and coming from so prominent a mem
ber of the Locofoco party of the North
as the son of Ex-President Van Buren,
is very important. We commend it to
the attention of all.
NEW SHERIFF. - M. Crownover, Esq.,
Sheriff elect of this county, enters upon
the duties of his office to-morrow. We
hope he may wake a humane and effi
The retiring Sheriff; John Armitage,
Esq., it is admitted by men of all
ties, has made the most prompt and effi
cient officer ever elected in the county
of Huntingdon. His administration has
been an honor to himself and creditable
to the party tl•.at elected him.
COUNTY ComxissioNEns.—Joshua Green
land, Esq., the newly elected County
Commissioner., took the necessary oath,
and entered upon the duties of his office
on Monday last. Mr. G., we hesitate
not to predict, will make a gentlemanly,
upright and capable officer, and there-
fore give the People of Huntingdon
county no cause to regret his election.
The Board now consists of Messrs.
Teague, Cummins and Greenland. The
two former were elected last fall, and
have thus far given universal satisfac
tion. The retiring Commissioner, Mr.
John F. Miller, has served the county
for three years, and we but express the
general opinion, when we say that he
was a most admirable Commissioner.—
He well understood the duties of the
office, and guarded, with a jealous eye,
the interests of the tax-payers. From
the fact of his residing in this borough,
a large proportion of the responsibility
of the office naturally fell upon him.—
Notwithstanding this, Ile succeeded in
giving general satisfaction, and retires
with the approbation of all who had any
official transactions with him, as well
as of the community at large.
Q::7 - Among the list of officers who
have leave of absence to return to the
United States, we observe the name of
Capt. W. H. Irvin, of Mifflin county.—
Those who are not incapacitated by
wounds or sickness arc to recruit for
their respective regiments.
0:".; The Supreme Court of this State
has decided that under the Act of 1833,
a Will, to which the " mark" of the tes
tator is made, is void. The testator
must sign the testamentary instrument
by his own proper signature, if lie be
able to do so, but if prevented from do
ing this by sickness, infirmity or other
incapacity, resource is to be had to the
alternative mode of authentication poin. •
ted out by the statute, to wit : signing
the testator's name to the instrument at
the end thereof, by some person in his
presence, and by his express direction,
and both the incompetency and signature
by express request must be proved by
THE CANAL•—The water was let into
the canal from Duncan's Island to New
ton Hamilton, on Saturday last.
[l7- A number of the hands employ
ed at Piper's Dam have quit work.—
They allege that the rules adopted for
tl:etr government were too severe.
The Battles of Mexico.
Tacubaya, to agree upon terms of capit
ulation with the General-in-chief. They
arrived about midnight and continued
their interview until near daylight,
without accomplishingany thing. Gen.
Scott informed them that he would sign
any paper in the city that he would out
of it; and that, as they had caused him
all the loss and trouble they could, he
intended HIS ARMY SHOULD NOW
MARCH INTO THE CITY IN TRI
UMPH unrestricted by any terms of ca
Pennsylvania Rail Road.
'the Pa. Intelligencer says:—Propo
sals will be rccived at Lewistown, until
! Thursday the 25th inst. for the delivery
on the line of the Pennsylvania Rail
Road, of Nineteen Hundred and Ffty
cross ties for each mile of the Road, be
ginning with the 27th mile from Harris
burg, and extending to Lewistown, a
distance of 33 miles.
Proposals will also be received for the
grading and masonry of about thirty.
six miles of the Pennsylvania Rail Road.
The letting to take place on the 27th
About eighteen miles of the Eastern
end of the road, embracing 1S sections,
were let in July last, from Harrisburg
west to the junction of the Pennsylva
nia canal, on the Juniata, near Duncan's
Island. Since that letting it was found
that contracts could be effected on fa
vorable terms for the construction of
sections No. 19 and 20, and they were
accordingly given out. From the let
ter point to the dam near Lewistown,
proposals arc now to be received. It is
contemplated to put that portion of the
the line, between Lewistown and Holli
lidaysburg, under contract early in the
IVIr. Clay and the War.
The Lexington Observer of Wednes
day last says : "A public meeting of the
citizens of the county and such others
as choose to attend, is requested at the
Court House in Lexington, at 1 o'clock,
A. M., on Saturday the 13th inst. We
are authorized to say that Mr. Clay will
address the meeting on the subjects of
the existing War with Mexico, the con
quest of Mexico, its annexation to the
United States, &c., and will present res
olutions for the consideration of the
TAVERN LICENSE.—Judges Parsons
and Kelly, of Philadalphia, deprived a
tavern keeper of his license, on com
plaint, of disorderly conduct on the
premises and selling liquor on the Sab
bath. They decided that the selling of
liquor on the Sabbath was a violation of
law, rendering any tavern keeper liable
to the forfeiture of his license.
GENEROUS.—We learn from the Pitts
burg papers that the officers of the 4th
regiment of artillery, to which Capt.
Drum was attached at the time he fell,
have made a contribution to his widow
a nal family of $2,000, which has been
forwarded to her.
-A young lady at New Brunswick
horse-whivped a lawyer for laming her
dog. It is reported that the parties
were privately married three days after
SENATOR HANNEGAIN. - ‘‘ e learn from
the Cincinnati Gazette, that during week
before last, at Crawfordo'ille, la., a
quarrel took place between Senator Han
negan and a Mr. E. McDonald, which
had its origin a year past in what i s said
to have lAen a mob, when McDonald
says he got knocked into the canal,
through the Senator's instrumentality.
This was the first time the parties met
since. The Senator was attacked by
McDonald—knocked down and trampled
under foot, and his face horribly lacera
ted. After the Senator was released,
he returned with a gun, for vengeance
on McDonald, but he had escaped. Such
scenes are much to be regretted.
Otr- Nativeism is growing " small by
degrees and beautifully less." The na
tive vote for Governor this year is 11,-
207. Last fall, for Canal Commissioner,
it was 25,438. A falling off of more
than one half. Nativeism will soon be
defunct in this State, as it is already in
2 , 11113 -- iliiiiiilial-.
The returns of the majorities in the
counties heard from, comprising all but
seven, in this State, show a Whig ma
jority of over thirty thousand.
The Legislature, according to a table
in the Albany Argus, will stand thus:
The following important intelligence
from Mexico we find in the Baltimore
Sun of Friday last, brought by express,
and taken from the New Orleans Picay
une extra, of the sth inst :
The steamship New Orleans, Capt.
Auld, arrived this morning, having left
Vera Cruz on the Ist inst.
The British courier arrived at Vera
Cruz on the 31st of October, having left
Mexico on the 29th, to which date we
have letters and papers.
Gen. Lane entered Puebla on the 13th
tilt., with 3,000 men and six pieces of
artilery—so says a dispatch of Santa
Anna. The latter could effect nothing
against him on the Pine!.
Gen. Smith has been appointed Gov
ernor of the City of Mexico. Gen.
Quitman is about to return to the United
States. Gen. Shields, Capt. Philip
Kearney, Capt. Davis, Lieut. Kiger and
others, will accompany him.
From the Durango Journal, of the
14th ult., is derived the information that
the U. S. frigate Portsmouth arrived in
the waters of Mazatlan on the 22d of
September, from Monterey, in California.
The U. S. Squadron, consisting of the
frigates Congress,Deale, the Cyane, and
and a transport, eft Monterey on the
Ist of September, for Maztalan and Sun
Clas, and for those of Guayamas and
' The health of the army is far front
' being good. The climate of the valley
of Mexico is not, as it appears, congeni
al to the contitutions of the South.
It is just as enervating and fatal to the
southern, as is that of Vern Cruz to the
northern constitutions. The effective
force of the entire army is reduced ten
or fifteen per cent.
' The city of Mexico was filled with
' rumors of peace. It was said that a
quorum had met at Queretaro; and that
the majority decided in favor of an am
icable adjustment of difficulties.
The train which is to come down will
be under the command of Col. Harney.
A great number of wounded officers are
Major Gaines, Capt. Cassius M. Clay,
Capt. Headyt, Major Borland, Capt,
Danley and Midshipman Rogers come
home and we are happy to add our as
cociate, .Alr Kendall.
A letter from an English house, dated
Puebla, October 20th, has been received
at Vera Cruz, from which our corres
pondent makes the following extract :
PcEBLA, October 20, 1847.
* * * However we may soon have
our communication open, for 1,500
Americans left yesterday, with eight
pieces of artillery, and entered Atlisco,
as we understand, with very slight re
sistance. Particulars have not transpi
This will make our State Government
I remove to a distance, and carry along
with it the guerillas which have been
doing so much injury. They all (guer
illas) came from a distance—the popu
lation of our immediate neighborhood
I never having shown any great disposi-
Ition to take up arms in this present war,
The principal part of the force recent
ly under Santa Anna is understood to
have marched for. Puebla. Being en-
I tirely unprovided for, they subsisted by
rapine and plunder.
Lieut. E. B. Daniels, of the 2d Artil
lery, has died of his wounds.
The Vera Cruz Genius of Liberty,
From four French gentlemen who left
the city of Mexico on the 13th, and Pu
ebla on the 16th of the present month,
we have received intelligence of a very
important nature, concerning the state
of affairs in those quarters.
Gen. Lane having arrived at Perote,
was there joined by Capt. Walker and
his command, and both advanced togeth
er on the Puebla road until they reach
ed the town of Vryes.
At this place Capt. Walker, by order
of the commanding General, took up his
line of march to Huatnantla, by way of
the towns of San Francisco and Guapa
stla. On his arrival at Huamantla a
sanguinary engagement ensued in the
streets between the force of Capt.
Walker, consisting of 250 men, and that
l of the Mexicans, numbering 1,600, the
i result of which was the total expulsion
RAILROAD ACCIDENT.—A dreaful acci-
i of the enemy from the town, and its oc
dent occurred on the Massochusetts ; cupation by our valiant little army.
Railroad, between Springfied and Bos- But the gallant Walker after perform
ton, on Saturday lust. A car, called i ing prodigies of valor and feats of the
the Jim Crow, was dashed to pieces, I most daring character, fell in a single
combat, pierced by the spear of an en
ond seven Irish-emigrants were instant-
I raged father, who goaded to actual
ly killed, their liodies being most borri
frenzy by the death of his son, whose
The ae ., I full beneath the arm of Capt. Walker he
bly mangled. Several other passen- I
had just witnessed, rushed forward,
hers were severally wounded.
i heedless of all danger ,
. to avenge his
cident was caused by the break falling I
beneath the cur while in rapid motion.
i death, and attacking the captain with
I almost irresistible violence, plunged his
spear into his body, and slew him al
The Mexicans lost two hundred men
and three pieces of artillery. The lat.
ter were thrown into a galley in the
rear of the town by the victors, who,
after the achievment of their object, the
dispersion of the guerillas, for which
they were despatched to Huamantla,
evacuated the place, and directed their
In the Senate,
In the House,
Whig majority on joint ballot, seventy
seven ! !
The Whigs in this State have a ma
jority of 18 in the House and 5 in the
Senate, making 23 on joint ballot.
Haines, the Locofoco candidate for
Governor, has a majority of about 2,000
over Wright, the nominee of the Whig
The Whig papers say that this result
was not unexpected, for Mr. Wright,
having permitted himself in 1843 to de
feat, with the aid of his political friends
and the opponents of the Whig party,
the regular nomination of the Whig can
didate for the sth Congressional District,
by running himself, unextinguishable
objections were thereby raised in the
minds of many Whigs to any further
support of Mr. Wright.
He was nevertheless pressed upon and
carried through the Convention—but the
Whig party would not be forced, and
the result is seen in the defeat of Mr.
Wr., while the State, in both branches of
the Legislature, remains strongly Whig.
The old "Bay State" is still true to
the Whig cause. The election on Men
day of last week has resulted in the
election of a Whig Governor, a Whig
House, and a unanimous Whig Senate.
All honor to the ‘N higs of the old Bay
State. They deserve the heart-felt thanks
of all true Patriots.
Geo. N. Briggs as far as heard from,
bents Caleb Cushing, Polk's General,
about 13,000. The last news received
says :—The total vote for Briggs in 277
towns, (all but 31) is 49,039 ; Cushing,
36,707 ; all others, 11,565. Briggs' ma
jority, thus far, over all others, 767.
The towns yet to come in will make
Briggs' clear majority about 2,000. The
Whigs will have a majority of about
100 in the House, and the Senate will be
MICHIGAN has gone Locofoco as usual,
lby about 8 or 9000 majority.
LOUISIANA.—The re-election of La Sere,
(dem.,) in the Ist, Thibodeaux, (whig,)
in the 2d, and Hermatison, (dem.,) iu
the 3d district, is the result so far as to
Congress. The Legislature remains in
doubt. So far, there appears to be a
net whig gain of one Senator and three
Representatives. The democratic ma
jority last year, on joint ballot was
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10, 1847
By the arrival of the French steam
ship Washington, we have intelligence
from Liverpool to the 24th ult.
At the time of her departure there
had been no change in the price of
The price of Corn had declined from
Ito 2 shillings. There had been a fall
in Wheat of 2s per 70 lbs ; in Corn
Meal of 6s. on the bbl ; and Cotten had
declined id per lb. since the sailing of
The commercial distresses of Eng
land continued without any abatement ;
and the Bank of England had been ex
tending no relief to the community.
Failures were still being reported.
Flour was quoted at 265. 6d.
The Cholera was making fearful rav
ages in Russia.
The distresses in Ireland seem to be
unabated ; and riots, and collisions
with the military, were continually ta
The rival Swiss cantons appear to be
on the eve of bloodshed.
GALLANT YouT►is.—Among the pris-
oners taken by our army in the attack
upon Chepultepec were about a hundred
cadets. <ley were," says a corres
pondent of the New York Courier and
Enquirer, "pretty little fellows, from
ten to sixteen years of age. Several of
'them were killed, fighting like demons,
and indeed they showed an example of
courage worthy of imitation by some of
their superiors in rank."
Dealls of Capt. Walker.
REVOLUTION IN PUEBLA,
March of Gon. Patterson's Train.
PROSIIECT Or 141,11.011.
course towards Pins), on the Puebla
road, which they reached without any I
opposition, and there meeting with Gen.
Lane again, the combined American'
force continued its march upon Puebla.
Into this city, which was in a state
of insurrection, it entered in platoons
delivering at every step a constant end
well directed fire of musketry, which
ceased not until the enemy retreated
and order was restored in every quarter.
Gen. Rca, of whom we have heard so
much of late, fled with 400 guerillas to
Atlixeo. Gen. Santa Anna was,
by last accounts, at Tehuacan de las
Grenades, having been deserted by all
his followers except about 200.
The Delta also says : "Our correspon
dent, writing at a Inter date than the
25th ult., gives the following account of
the death of Capt. Walker : "The death
of Captain Walker is fully confirmed by
a later arrival. It is stated that he was
shot by a cannon ball from a masked
battery, about 12 miles from the main
road, at a point some 16 leagues from
Puebla. The ball also killed Cept. Loy
al], of the Georgia Mounted Company,
and eleven men are alio reported to
have been killed in the same action.' "
Atlixco has been taken possession of
by 1,000 of our forces. This large city
has wisely yielded, without the least re
sistance. Orizaba is, also, by this time
in possession of the American forces. 1
The Mexican government has super
seded Santa Anna in the command of
the Army. Gen'l Rincon has been ap
pointed to that office. Santa Anna
loudly protested against the violation of
his rights as the first magistrate of the
wition, and, refusing obedience to the
f! - overnment, retires to Tehuacan.
A duel was fought near Vera Cruz,
,aside the Gate of Merey, on the Ist
inst. between Capts. Warrington and
White, with muskets, at sixty paces.
At the first fire Capt. Warrington re.
ceived a ball through the fleshy part
of both legs, below the knee.
A due! was fought about the 24th oh.
between Capt. Porter, of the rifles,
('apt. Archer of the voltigeurs. At the
s,cond fire Captain Archer was shot
in the abdomen—a severe but not a dan
Gen. Mora y Villami has been ap.
pointed Mexican Secretary of War.
Lieut. Shackleford, of the 2d artillery
has died of his wounds.
As far buck as the 14th ult„ Generals
Pillow and Shields were able to be
Gen. Patterson's command was to
leave Vera Cruz on the 2d inst. It will
be composed of at least 5,000 men. The
Texan Rangers go up with him.
Assistant Surgeon Tredwell died at
Vera Cruz on the 24th ult., of romito.
A court martini was in session at
Vera Cruz on the 28th for the trial of
Capt. John H. King, Military Storekeep•
Gen. Marshall is ill at Vera Cruz and
will not be able to go up with Gen. Pat•
terson. He will wait till Gen. Butler's
Lieut. Steen, of the South Carolina
Regiment, and Capt. Huddleson, of the
14th Infantry, are dead ; the former of
his wounds, and the latter of a bowel
We regret to learn from the Star that
Col. Roberts, of the 2d Pennsylvania
regiment of volunteers, died at the cap.
ital on the 3d of October.
The North American, a new paper es•
tablished in the capital, and published
in both Spanish and English, says, on
the 15th ult., "It appears that a large
number of deputies of the Congress,
forming a knit', have got up a protest
against Pena y Pena holding the Presi
Dr. Wm. Roberts, of the medical staff,
and attached to the sth infantry as sur•
geon, died on the 12th ult., of a wound
received at the King's Mills.
Capt. C. T. Huddleson, of the 14th
infantry, died at Mexico on the 11th ult.,
Capt. Pierson, of the New York regi
ment of volunteerp, died on the 10th
ult., of wounds received in storming
Senor Rosa, the Mexican Secretary of
State, lifts, under the instructions of
Pena y Pena, addressed Santa Anna a
note from Toluca, ordering him to give
up the command of the army to Gener
al Rincon, until his conduct in the late
battles shall have been investigated by a
military council or court martial.
The officers of the Mexican army who
had gone to Queretaro and Toluca, were
hooted, it is said by the population, both
men and women, and scarcely dared to
appear in the streets for fear of being
The guerillas are on the road between
Queretaro and the capital, and are plun
daring every traveller they meet,
A letter dated the 12th ult., received
at the capital from Queretaro, says Pena
y Pena had just arrived, in company
with a few deputies, making the total
number in the capital about fifty. It
was thought, says the Star, endeavors
would be made at once to organize a Gow
ernment, which would settle the ques
tion of peace or war. If a quorum of
Congress could be assembled, the first
question which would be brought up
would be the presidency. Almonte was
spoken of as the candidate of the Puros
and some of the Moderados, and Olagui
bel, Governor of the State of Mexico, as
the candidate of the opposing parties.—
Nearly all the officers of the dispersed
army were at Queretaro, and it is said
fonnd it hard to obtain subsistence,
The military force at Queretaro con
sisted of about 1,000 cavalry and infant
ry, with sik pieces of artillery from
Guadalajara,under the command of Gen.
The Star is assured by a Mexican that
the Cathedral of Guadalajara had been
sacked by the party opposing the church.
The Star thinks there is something im
port”t and "deep- rooted" in this.
The Star of thb 16th says the assas
sination of American soldiers by the
Mexicans had again commenced. Ser
geant Sutliff; of the Rifles, was killed
the eight before. A private of one of
the infantry regiments was also killed
the same night, and it was reported that
two others were killed.
They have an Italian operiat the cap ,
ital, an American and Spanish theatre,
several circusses, and besid e s these
amusements, concerts and balls are-fre--
Earthquakes, says the North Ameri
can of the 29th ult., are at the present
time of very frequent occurrence in this
beautiful country. A few days ago the'
village of Ocotla was totally destroyect
The Canton de la Berea has also suffer- -
ed a severe shake,throwing down housed
and the tower of the principal church.
We have had four of these unpleasant
visiters in this city since our occupation
The " Mexican Eagle" is the name of
a new Mexican journal just commenced
at the capital. The editor does not be
lieve in opposing an amicable adjustment
of the differences, and says that Provi
dence has decreed the destiny of the
nation. The following is the substance
of a motto at the head of the Eagle :
"An honorable peace ennobles nations,
and the magnanimity of the north will
not let them offer us terms other than
Gens. Rincon and Bravo have bees
exchanged for Capts. Heady and C. M.
Clay, and other EncErrnacion prisoners.
There has been a revolution in Guad
alajara. Mr. Kendall thinks Gomez Fa•
rias is at the bottom of it.
Gen. Scott and staff have lately visit•
ed the city of Guadalupe. Gen. Almonte
reached Queretaro oh the 7th ult.
Proceedings of Court of Quarter Sessions,
November Term, 1847.
Conini'th co. Thomas. Shane. Charge---
Fornication and Bastardy on oath of
Christens Lowe. Prosecutor not appear
ing defendant discharged by proclama
Comtn'th vs. Supervisors of West town
ship. Constable returned at August ses
sions Shaver's Creek Bridge as out of re
pair. Repairs having since been made,
nol pros entered on 'notion of Prosecu
ting Attorney, and payment of costs by
Com'th vs. Stewart alien Charge of
Fornication & Bastardy on oath of Mary
Jane Nightwine. " True Bill." On mo
tion of Prosecuting Attorney, no! pros
entered upon payment of Costs by defer.
Comm'th vs. James Alyton, Jr., and
Irvin Ross. Indictment for Assault and
Battery upon John Stryker. "Not a true
bill, and John Stryker the prosecutor to
pay the costs."
Comm'th vs. John Stryker and John P.
Stryker. Charge of Assault and Battery
upon James Myton, Jr., with intent to
kill. "Not a true bill, and James Mt ton,
Jr., the prosecutor to !fay the costs."
Comm'th vs. James Alyton, Jr. Indict•
ment for obstructing public road leading
from Manor Hill to Wilson's town. "Not
a true bill, county far the costs."
Comm'th. vs. John Stryker. Surety
of the Peace upon oath of James Myton,
Jr. Complaint dismissed without costa
except court charges to be paid by
James Myton, Jr., the complainent.
Comm'th. vs. John Stryker. Indict
' ment for Assault upon Mary Ann My
ton. "True Bill" Plea "not guilty."
Verdict "guilty." Sentence "that de.
fendeut pay a fine of 432,00 and pay
costs of prosecution.
Comm'th. vs. Martin Gates. Indict
ment for Assault and Battery upon Hays
Hamilton. Grand Jury returns "true
bill." On motion of Prosecuting
Attorney, nol pros entered upon pay.
rnent of costs by defendant.
Comm'th. vs: Henry Lot. Charge—
Fornication and Bastardy upon oath of
Henrietta Hanson, Prosecutrix not ap
pearing defendant discharged.
Comin'th. vs. Wm. Hall, and same vs.
Margaret Plowman. Recognisances of
all the parties in these cases threetitnes
called and forfeited.
Comneth. vs. Patrick Gettis. Surety
of Peace on oath of Catharine Mitchell..
Upon hearing complaint dismissing each
party to pay half the costs. _
Comm'th: vs. John Williams. Indict
ment for Larcency of shirts and chem
ise. "True bill." Plea "not guilty."
Verdict "not guilty."
Comm'th. vs. John Banks, Jr. Indict
ment for Buggery committed in Crom
well township. "True bill." Plea,
"Not Guilty." Verdict, "Not Guilty."
O The "Juniata Bridge," west of
our town is now ready for passtng
A Western editor says he has no ob
jection to taking wood in payment for
subscriptions to his paper, but that he
hates, after one of his subecribers has
left a load of wood before his door in day
time, for him to come and steal it back
at night !