Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 1, 1836, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 1, 1836 Page 1
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NOT THE GliOIlY OF CESAIi; DU T THE WELFAIIE OF ROME. BIT H. li. STACY. THE NEWSPAPER. "Lo ! where ll cornea before llio cheerful lire, Damps from die press in smoky cm Is apire, (As from lite carili I lie sun exhales the dew,) Ere we can read die wonders that ensue ; Then eager every eye Biirvcys the part That bring! its favorite siiImcci lo (lie heart J Urave politicians look for Mela alone, And gravely add conjectures of llieir own : The ipriglitly nymph, who never broke her rem, For totlering crown, or mighty l.iniU oppress'd. Finds broils nnd battles but neglects them all For songs or suits, n birth-lav or a ball : The keen, watm man o'crlooks each idle tale, For '.Monies wanted,' or 'Estates on sale' While some with eniia! minds to all annul, Pleased with carh part, and griees I o find an end. For this all readers turn, and all can look Pleased on a paper who nhtior a book) Tltoe who ne'er designed their Itible to peruse, Who think it hard lo be denied their news j Sinneis anil saints, the wisest with the weak, Here mingle tastes, and one nmiiement seek ; This, like the pulilic inn, provide! a treat, Whero each promiscuous ginst sits down lo eat ; And surh this mental food, as we mav call, Something lo men, and 10 some men all." From the New York Star. THE TRANSFORMATION. I saw her as she left the tloor To get into her carriage ; To compare '( with attghl I'd seen before, Her beauty 'l would disparage 1 turned about with heart quite sore; And began lo think of marriage. For then sh seemed a lovely girl Wh it dark and flowing iresses O'er her while shoulders did uncurl ! And then, (Heaven ble's us !) Her bracelet was of rarest pearl And one of lite richest di esses ! I saw her shortly a Tier this, As I called one morning early ; The servant, when I akcd for Miss, I thought seemed rather suily Alas ! my brightest die am of l.liss, Was soon in a hurly-burly ! I walked in and took a rh.iir, Excused my catly calling nut what a 'Tailing oft"" was (here ! Oh, 'uvas loo, too galling ; I turned about and in despair, Shrank from the sight iippallinj, Her dress had now, nor gem, nor lace Twas just -.13 plain 's a Quaker's Iler roes were w.whcd from her face Twas now as white ' a bakers The curls that hung with stirlmwret grace, Were now at the IHg-makers. From (lie New Yoik Etar. SKETCH OF SANTA ANA. Somoparticulars of this personage, which we have derived from gentl'Mti'jri intimately acquainted with him, may be interesting to the public. Santa Ana i9 about 42 vcars of age, and was born in the city of Vera Cruz. II father was a Spaniard of old Spain, of ro spcctoble standing, though poor; his moth cr was a Mexican, He received a common education, and at the age of 13 or 14 was taken into the military family nf the then Intendant of Vera Cruz. Gen. Davila, who took a great fancy to him und brought him up. He remained with Gen. I), until about the year 1820. While with Davila ho was made a Major, and when installed he tnnk 'the honors very coolly, and on snmo of his frionds congratulating him. he said, "If you wero to make me a God, I should desire to be something greater." This trait (level oped at so early a period of his lifo, indica ted the existence of that vaunting ambition which has ever sinco characterized his life After serving the Spanish (loyal con-so until 1021, he left, Vera Cruz, turned a- gainst his old master and benefactor, and placed himself at the head ot some irregu lar troops which he raised on the sea coast, near Vera Cruz, and which are called Ja rochos In their language, and which were denominated by him his Cossacks, as they are all mounted and armed with spears. With this rude cavalry he besieged Vera Cruz, drove Davila into the castle of San Juan d'Ulloa, and after having been rcpul 6cd, again entered at a subsequent period, and got entire possession of the city, expel ling therefrom the old bpanish troops, and reducing the power of the mother country in Mexico to the walls ot the castle. Subsequent to this Davila is said to have obtained an interview with Santa Ana, and told him he was destined to act a prominent part in the history of his country, and now says ho, I will give you soma advice: ' Al ways go with tho strongest party.' He always acted up to tills motto until ho rais ed the grito, (or cry) in other words took up tho cudgels for the friars and church. -- He then overturned the lederal govern mcnt and established a central despotism of which tho prhsts and the military were the two privileged orders. His life has been from the first of the most romantic kind, constantly in revolutions, constantly victorious, until the last fatal rencontre. His manners are extremely affable ; he is full of anecdote and humor, and makes himself exceedingly fascinating and agreca ble lo all who come into his company ; he is about five feet 10, rather spare, has moderately high forehead, with black hair, short black whiskers, without mustachoen and an eyo large, black, and oxprcssive of a lurking devil in his look : ho is a man of i n , , f 1 . . . u... f genteel anu uignuieu aepiimiieiii, uui ut a disposition perfectly heartless ; but lias never evinced a saragencss of character except in the massacres in which ho has I ! I : . .1 .n II.u.b Ifn mn,,iiul a Rrjanish ladv of properly, a native of Alva rado. and through that marriage obtained the first part of his estate called Manga dc Clavo. 6 leagues from Vera Cruz. He has three fine children, vet nuite young. The following striking anecdote of Santa Ana. illustrates his ncculiar nuickness and management : burin? the revolution of 1829, while he waa abut up in Oxaca, and eurrounded by tho government troops, and reduced to the utmost straits for the want of money and provisions, having a very small force, thorn had been in consequence I nf llin uinrvn nnrl firtnrr nvnrV ilav tliroiitrh .i t : i 1110 turecis, no mass ior bcvcioi weeks. Ho had no money, nnd hit upon the follow ing expedient to get it ; ho took possesion of one of tho Convents, got hold of the wardrobe of the friars, dressed his officers and some of tho soldiers in it, and early in the morning had the bells rung for mass.--People delighted a,t having again an oppor tunity of adoring the Supreme Being, flock ed to tho church whero ho was, and nficr (lie house was pretty well filled, his friars showed their side arms and bayonets from beneath their cowls and closW tho doors upon tho assembled multitude. At this un expected denoumont there was a tremend ous shrieking, when one of his officers as cended the pnlpii and told the people that ho wanted 10,000 and must have it lie finally succeeded in getting about j$3,500, when he dismissed the congregation As a sample of Santa Ana's pious whims, wo relato the following In the same campaign of Oxaca, Santa Ana and his officers were there besieged by lltncnn, who commanded the government troops, ainta Ana wai in a convent sur- roundod by a small breastwork. Some of tho officers one night, to amuso them selves, took the wooden saints out of tho church and placed them as sentries, dressed in uniforms on tho breastwork. Ilincon alarmed in the morning at this apparent boldness, began to lire away at tho wood en image, supposing them to beflc9h and blood, nnd it was not until after soma of the officers who wore not in l lie secret had implored Santa Ana to prevent this dose- cratinn that the firing ceased. Many .similar facts arc related of Santa Ana. Wo have not room tot-ay more than there is no man who has filled the space ho tins that is so little understood. In short he is all things to all men. lie never was out nf Mexico, and the likeness exhibited of him in this city bears no resemblance to turn Cor.. Crockett. The Notches Courier sighs Ihe following lament over the prctna lure death of this singular man. Although it contains many things which wo dislike, still, thore arc many traits of the Colonel's charoctor correctly given : "Wo ourselves on hearing the melancholy intelligence of tho fall of San Antonio, felt an extra pang of grief, when wo found that Davy Crockett was among those gallant patriots and foremost among them too, who nobly perished in its defence. Wo had hoped to see Davy coming out of war, at its termination, with new honors bound thickly round his brow. But alas ! he has passed from among us, and been gathered to his fathers in the full meridian of his lory. Wo never expect to luoh uimif his like ngiiti. Ho was indeed one out of a Ihousond aye, of a million. Poor Davy Crockett wo lament the fate of tho sick Rjwie wo feel sad and angry by turns when we think of the butchery of the gallant ravis ; but there is something in the un timely end of the poor Tcnncssoan. that almost wrings a tear from us. It is too bad by all that is good it is loo bad. Tho quaint, the laughter moving, but tho fear less ami upright Crockett, to he butchered by such a wretch as Santa Ana it is not to be borne ! Cun we bear it? Ought wo to bear it ? If wo mistake not she will tint. A hundred perhaps a thousand of her rifles will avenge his death. Alas, poor Davy ! Thine was a horrid fate. But like a man and an American you met it. lly the speech of Mr. Childors, wo learned (what we could have vmitured (o aserl before) that he sold his life at a most pre ctous prico--tlint ho hewed down the myr- midonis of the usurper on all sides of htm, at a most fearful rate or in the liappv phraseology of the speaker, "nobly did ho go ahead at last." Alas, poor Davy, thou art gone forever from the earth, but thy blood cries aloud from it for vengeance. It will be rop'td, terrible, awful, or we know not the nature of his countrymen. An Affecting Incident. A discourse was elivcred on Wednesday evening in the Pleasant-street church before the 'Society for the Relief of Aged Females,' by tho Rev. Mr. Stevens of Boston. Tho annual report of the Society wasead, nnd a col lection taken up in aid ot the lunds of the society. Tho discourse of Mr. Stevens was a production, glowing with warm and ele vated feeling, chiste, and energetic in lan guage, and fully sustained tho reputation which had preceded him here. In concluding his remarks, Mr elevens said he would relate a part of the history of a family in Philadelphia with which lie was intimately acquainted. It consisted of the parents and four children. The hus band was in an employment which enabled htm to maintain his family comfortably and lay by something as a provision lor his old age. in the midst ol his usetuincss lie was seized with a consumption, and during a protracted illness, the little estate which he had acquired was chiefly expended. After his death the mother tasked hcrselfto sup port her little family. Night after night she was engaged in laboring with her noe die for their support, the children silting by her side endeavoring to comfort and en- courago hor. Her arduous exertions shortly brought on tho same disease which had taken away her husband. The support of tho family was thus entirely cut off. At this crisis, the oldest boy, then not over seven years of age, went from door to door begging for some employment, to keep the family from starvation. Those upon whom he thus called wcro too busy to listen to the story of a child. Finally, by dint ol per severance ho succeeded in obtaining a sit uation in the Ulobo Cotton Mill in I'hiladol phia, receiving for his services seventy-five cents per week. He succeeded in getting a younger brother into tho same establish' mcnt. who was paid fifty cents per week l Their united wages one dollar and twenty FRIDAY, five cents per week served to sustain the sick mother and family. Things went on this way for some timo: the mother was hastening to the end of her earthly career. Nona interested themselves in the lalo at those obscure individuals. Their neigh bors wcro a vicious degraded people, ds poor as themselves. For a long period roasted potatoes were thoir only food, and the small pieces of wood which they could collect in the streets their only fuel. Finally, a female, who had boon ft brides maid to the mother, heard of her distress and sought her out. Iler assistance and personal service were freely given, but alnsl it was now too late: she could but smooth the pillow of death. The mother was laid in her grave by the stdo of her hti6band,and the children were loft orphens rue kind lady remained bv, disposed ol what little furniture was left, and obtained situations for the remnant of this afllictcd family. Their prospects began to assume a brighter hue. At their meeting at the end of cvory year they could say that the past year had been more prosperous than any before it. Finally on opening was made for the older boy to tho Christian ministry, and that bor, said Mr. Stevens, is the individual who now addresses you. Ncwburyport Herald. THE GRAY MARE IS THE BETTER HORSE. An old paper contains the following amu sing account of the origin of the above proverbial phrase, usually applied to those unfortunate and distressed gentlemen who live under the dominion of the female gov eminent, without thinking it always expo dient to act the part of Pctrucio towards his gentle Kate." Nat. Eagle. A gentleman in a certain town in Eng. land moricd a young lady of wealth and accomplishments, but alas! he soon dis covered that she was a most intolerable shrew. After enduring this earthly purga tori as long as he could, he resolved to break his fetters, by a deliberate separation He accordingly went to her father, and with a rueful countenance informed htm that he could no longer live witli his daugh ter, and if he would receive her back, he would restore her whole fortune. The old gentleman, after ascertaining tho cause of Ins misery, calmly informed mm that lie was in nearly the same situation of every married man. The young gentleman, however, posi lively denied this assertion, and declared that he was tho most miserable being in existence. "Sir," replied the old man, " you must have little knowledge of the world, if you do not know that all women govern their husbands, though not in the same mode. In order, however to end tho dispute, I will stoke the truth or my Disunion on ine (ol lowing expedient if you will agree to adopt it : "I will furnish you with Jive horses which you can harness to a carl, in which I will place a basket of one hundred eggs, and on travelling through the country, and leaving a horse whero you ascertain on strict inquiry, that the husband governs, and merely an egg where the wife rule you shall find that the eggs arc disposed of before tho horses, I trust that you will not consider your own cose so very desper ate; but dc satisfied to return homo and regard your wife no worse than her neigh bnrs. If, on tho other hand, ynu get rid of the horses belore the eggs, 1 will take my daughter homo again and you may retain her fortune. This proposal was eagerly accepted, and our Benedict sallied forth in hopes of 60on relieving himself of his five horses, and of course his gentle mate. At the first house where ho arrived, ho was soon convinced that the lady governed, accordingly quietly letl an egg without inquiry. At the next house he met with no better success, and so at every other house until his eggs were nearly cxhaustod. At length he came to the mansion of a gentleman of great allluencc, when knocking al the door he inquired if the master was at home; and he was told by a servant that his master was in bed that if ho would alight, his mistress was in the parlor. He did so, and the lady received our traveller with much civility, and informed him, that unless his business was urgent, she did not wish to disturb her husband. "Why. really, mad am,' eaid he, 'as I only wish to ask a qucs lion, you can answer it as well yourself you may think it impertinent, especially in a stranger ; but as a considerable wager depends upon it, I hope you will excuse me I'ray uion iniorm mo whether ynu govern your husband or he rules you. The ladv replied without hesitation, that it had a ways been her pride to obey her husband in all things but that if woman's word was lo ho suspected, in such a case, he could answer for himself, for there he came, The gentleman at that moment entored the room and being informed of the bust ncss, confirmed every word which his wife nau reported, in her favor. On this, ho was rcniicsted to make a so lection from tho five horses in tho cart, and to accept it as a present. An elegant black charger struck tho gentloman's fancy, but tho ladv nreferrcd the gray mare. Tho husband urged many reasons why ho preferred the black horso : but Madame still persisted in her preference for the gray mare. "It is impossible," she exclaimed, "that you will not toko her !-- but I say you shall, for I am suro the gray mare is the belter horse." " Well.roydear,' replied tho obedient husband, 'if it must be so" "you must lake an egg," replied the gentleman carter, "and I must tako my my horso and endeavor to live happily with OAFE ttEMEDlf FOR RESTLESSNESS AT night. A man who kept a small rutnsel ing establishment was a professor of re ligion. Ono evening whilo attending religious meeting, he aroso and began to make somo remarks, another member aroso JVUV 1, 1836. and interrupted him by saying, brother I do not like to hear you speak in meeting it troubles me very much. Why! said the other. -Bccauso you are engaged in a traf- nc, which you Know is tho cause of the destruction of thousands of your fellow beings. I say it kindly, but I must be faithful. Tho rumscllcr was silent. On re turning home his wife perceiving that all was not rig'it, nays to him, Husband, what is the matter vou look very sad? Whv! said he, brother such a one has reproved me iii wetiing uir Buiimg arueiu Epims. i am glad of it, said she for when you are gone I have to deal it out myself, and my con science wont hear it much longer. He went to bod, but not to sleep. Prom his restlessness, his wife perceived that his reflections were not of the most pleasant kind; but not a word was said by cither All at once ho says, Wife, I have a good mind to get up and cut down my sign. Do ?jd ill v and I'll get tip and hold tho camiiu for you. No sooner said than done. Ho sprang out of his bed, nnd with tho as sistance of hi) wife laid his sign prostate on tho ground. Ho wont to bed and slept soundly till morning. So quiet was his conscience, and so undisturbed his sleep, that his rum drinking customers came for their bitters uctorc lie awoke, lio got up and went lo the door. See, said they, them cursed cold water folks have been cutting your sign down. True, said ho. so they have; and I am the cold water man myself, bo gentlemen you must go somo where else toryour bitters this morning. rsow it any rumscllcr doubts the happl ncss of that man, let him make the same experiment and see. Ttm Itec. Fortune Telling. Tho Baltimore Trans cript states that there arc in that city no less than twelve professors of tho art of divina tion or fortune telling. Most of them per- orm their incantations by the use ot cards; but one old woman.wiser or more gifted than the others, pretends to delve into the niystc riesot tiitunty by iooKing into on empty junk Dome : strange ns it may seem, tho pat rons of these vagabonds in the "Monumen talcitv" nre not confined to the low and vulgar. Some very genteel, respectable people particularly ladies run after these impudent imposters, to inquire after their future laic as though "a tall, and mean and meagre hag" knew more of the "shad ows of coming events" than the beautiful and fascinating creatures whose bright eyes might if they would pierce into lutuntv even though it were a nether millstone. Silly creatures ! if they believe the predic lions ol these hags, they stand at least an even chance of making themselves miserable for I tie ; it they do not, they certainly carry their time and money (o a very bad market, l.vr l'ence ov affection. There is a good r oTca ill inir about involuiilurvaficc linn in the world, and all that, but a young lady should never let such foolish notions, gathered from books of romance, enter her head. She should allow tho pride of mind to keep her above every foolish and vain running out of silly preferences towards this precious fop, and (hat idle attendant on a lady's will. She should lay it up in her heart as an immutable principle, thai no love can last if it is not based npon a right and calm estimation of good qualities; or, at least, that if tho object upon which it is lavished be not ono whoso heart and whoso head arc both right, misery will surely be her ultimate portion. A sudden preference for a stranger is a very doubtful kind of preference; and a lady who allows herself to bo betrayed into such a silly kind of of fcction without knowing a word ol the man's character or disposition, is guilty ofan indiscretion which not only reflects unfa vorably upon her good sense, but argues badly for the nature and groundwork of that affection. A farmer in Northampton, Mass. with a loaded learn and horses, arriving at a small hill on the outskirts of the town, the animals refused to proceed any further, whipping or coaxing was of no use night coming on, the lariner got a post, drove u into the ground and lied them, where he left them oil night. In tho morning he returned and found them in the same place, Ins mode ol correction having wrought the desired effect one gee ho, and ofTthey started, glad to get home to their well stocked manger. Nothing like hunger tor stubbornness. A young gentleman addressed a young unmarried lady'the other day. on the ap pearance ol line weather otter mo long storm, thus "I congratulate you, Madam, on having a little sun." The iM3y, blushing, exclaimed, "Uh,you vile irretch, would ynu insult me?" "By no means," returned tho gentleman, equally confused, yet unable to explain. A few minutes elapsed, when tho sun pouring into the window settled the difficulty. Description of Isaac Hill's Message. Tho following is tho description of His Excel lency's communication to tho legislature of New Hampshire. It is admirablo for its comprehensiveness and brevity : We havo placed this interminable yarn upon our outer pages for the edification of thoso of our readers who may havo the pa tient enduranco to wade through it. It is a long tirade against every thing in general and a good many things in particular. It abuses Congress, the Monster, anu ino au olitionists blows up tho Tariff; Internal Improvements, and tho scheme for the dis tribution of tho Surplus Revenue soft soaps the democracy, Gen. Jackson, and such cattle and ditsorlnles on Courts, Currency and Colleges Mulberry Trees, Gold mines, Geology ond the Militia. A small portion of tho document, that which relates to his Excellency's official duties, is woll enough but tho remainder is mete nlprtionccriiicr slang tho dog a cared villi negation and thread bare twaddle in which his Excellency bo much delig.hU. Dover i Enquirer. Mechanic's Wives. Sncakinrr of tho middle ranks of life, a good writer observes -i here wo beheld woman in all her glo ry ; not a doll to carry silks nnd jewels, nnl n puppet to bo dangled by fops, an idol for profane adoration ; reverenced to day, discarded to-morrow ; always iostlod out of the place which nature and society would assign her, by sensuality or by contempt ; admired but not respected ; desired but not esteemed; ruling by passion, not aftection; imparting her weakness, not her constancy, to the sex which she should exalt, the source and mirror of vanity. We sco her as a who partaking Hie cares, and cheer ing the anxiety of a husband; dividing the labors by her domestic dilhgonce, spreading cheerfulness around hor; for his sake shar ing the decent refinements of tho world, without being vain of them; placing all hor pride, all her joy, in tho merited approba lion of tho man she loves. As a mother, we find her the ofiectionato. tho ardent instructress of tho children she has tended from their infancy, training them up to thought and virtue, to meditation and bo ncvolenco; addressing them as rational be ings, preparing them to become men and women in their turn. Brooks thus describes one of a numerous species that cross the Atlantic, and after revelling in Parisian follies for somo six or eight months and paying a flying trip to the different cities of the continent, ensur ing the good will of those particular friends who are always willing to assist tho guli bility of the strangers, returns homo with monstachc and imperial; so transformed that his best friends scarce know him. "I saw in September, a young American in Switzerland who had been so long in Europe iwo years only that he had for gotten his own language; and though ho did condescend lo speak English at times he lisped it so through the hairs of his mus tnchios, and he was so very graceful in oil his gestures, that ho seemed to be the veriest fool I ever saw on earth. I took him for a fool, and a fool, especially such a fool, is a man out of the ordinary way, from whom something is learned. I sought his acquaintance, and obtained it. Judge then, what was my surprise to find this man whom I fancied lo be a fool, to be a very sensible man. Yet every body made tun ot him. tic was tho butt ot nil com pany. And why ? Simply because he had un Americanized himself, and had some where picked up a voice and a manner which he thought to be mighty fine, but which nevertheless, was neither that of a man nor brute beast. Such a voice, alas, in tho U. Stotcs, would be a bar to all sue cesa in almost every thing for by it the .man made himself ridiculous, and ridicule s a weapon as strong in one sense as the arrow of death is in another." The U. S. sloop of war Vincennc3, which arrived at Norfolk a few days sinco from voyage around the world, had sailed 59,500 miles since leaving the United Stales in November 1233. Says the Norfolk Beacon. "The Vincennes proceeded to tho Naii- gators Islands at ono of which, Otowhy, a part of the crew of the whale ship Wil liam V enn, had lately been cut nit. Ilav. ing approached within a few miles of Ote- why, tJ'B chip was disguised to prevent premature alarm, and soon received a visit from the natives. These were all dotain cd on board, while an armed force of sea men and marines was sent on shorn, with orders to lake, alive or deod, tho Chief Popetuno, who had committed the outrage upon the William Peon's boats, or, in case of escape, to burn all the property which could be ascertained to belong to him, Landing, in obedience to these orders, the party proceeded, under tho guidance of a European resident, several miles into the interior, searching the villages through which they passed for tho criminal, but carefully avoiding all violence toward those who had not been engaged in the murder. During these proceedings no interruption was experienced from the natives, who were themselves frequent BufTerefs from aggres sions of this samo Popetuno, and seemed generally desirous to be relieved of his presence; he had, however, taken the alarm and made his escape into tho interior of the island, so that after a fruitless search sev eral hours, his houses were reduced to ashes, and his property destroyed wherever it could bo found. Having cltecteii tin and taken measures to ensuro a friendly reception to any ships that may in future visit the Island, tho Vincennes took leave of Otewhy, in tho confidence that the punishment which had been inflicted on a real aggressor, had not been productive of bettor etlects than the justice with which the innocent had been carefully exempted from the smallest sharo ot it. CVcto of Ihe Ship Mentor. l is no doubt well recollected that the ship Mentor, of New Bedford, was wrecked on a reef near the Pelew Islands, in 1832 ; and that Capt. Barnard and a portion of his crow who were saved, wero permitted to leave the country only on condition of his leaving two men (one of them his brother-in law.) as hosta ges for the payment of sundry articles to the chiefs. On Capt. Barnard making proper representation to our government, the ship Vincennes was despatched to bring tho two men away, and Com. Aulick was ordered, in case they had been destroyed, to punish the islanders by putting them all to death. The Vincennes arrived at Norfolk last week, on board of which tho two seamen came nassongers, and on their arrival hero wo conversed with them, and they gave us a detailed account ot their privations and snfl'eringa whilo detained by tho natives on tho islund. Tho names ot the men wore Horatio Davis, of Cambridgcpnrt, and James Meader. of Now Bedford. They stato that tho Vincennes was not oblo to VOL,. X--No. 471. get within 70 miles or whero they wcro, ihercforo a whale boat and three cutters wero sent with 140 men, well armed, tn toko them. Tho ransom promised tho chiefs was 200 muskets ; but when (they found such a force sent against them, vh gradually reduced their demands, and o ent ually only two miitkcls and a few other small articles were given them. During the slay of Davis ond Mender, they woro very much debilitated for want of nourish ing food, nothing being obtained but tava root, cocoanuts, and occasionally a few fish. Tho natives make no efforts to cultivato any thing for their mipport, although thn soil is tolerably good. They are a very listless, idle people, with very little intol lectual powers. Not having proper appa ratus, Mcader says that his beard at ono timo was so long that it reached his middle. Thore is now living on the island a man of about 90, who well remember Capt. Wil who was there ininy years since, and who wrote tho history of Princo Le Boo. There arc threo Englishmen (the only whites) now on the island ; one fif them is quite a young man, formerly belonging to schr. Dash of Boston. Com. Aulick offered to bring them away, but they declined. Davis and Meader have furnished us with many more very interesting particulars re lating to the Pelow Islanders, which we are obliged to omit. They express many thanks lo Corn. Aulick and his officers, for their kind treatment when on board tho Vincennes. They were on Ilia island 3 years and 7 months. Hudson's JV. F. flui telin. Case of Mn. Barnes. We learn from Pittsburgh, that on Monday last, the Gene, ral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, decided by a vote of 134 to 94, to sustain the appeal of tho Rev. Alfred Barnes from the decision of the Synod of Philadelphia, condemning his doctrine, and suspending him from tho Ministry. Tho delegation from the said Synod, being a party in tho case, were ofcuurso not permitted to vote; but had they been so permitted there would still havo been a majority of 20 or 30 in tavor oi Mr. isarncs. The question on his complaint, embraces certain points in the proceedings of the Sy nod yet to be decided. It was supposed there would be introduced in tho shape of a minute, some explanatory declaration, in tended to tako off the forco of tho Bbovo vote, but tho impression was that they would not pass. JV. Y. Jour. Com. Mtthoditt Bishops.-Rcv. Beverly Waugli of the city of New York; Rev. Wilbur Ftsk, President of the Wesleyan University at Middlctown, Conn, and Rev. T. A. Mor ris, Editor of the Western Christian Advo cate, have been elected Bishops of tho Methodist Episcopal Church by tho General Conforencn laiely in session, at Cincinnati. Important to iriitesmiths. It is perhaps nut generally known amongst mechanics, that the salt culled prussiato of potash, which may be had ol'nil the chemists, is now much used in case hardening. The process is easy, and saves a great length of time. The method in to powder the salt, and sprinkle it upon the iron when in a state of redness; it will be found to run like oil, and when plunged into cold water, will be found to be as hard or even harder than iron case hardened in tho usual wav. Newburyporl Herald. Go ahead! astonishing expedition of the press. it would seem that the Harper press is going forward with a rail-road ve locity. These enterprising publishers havo jiis-t issued -Tales of tho Woods and Fields.' 2713 pages, in one volume the whole edi tion stereotyped, printed, and bound in TinnTV fix nouns! So much for steam and stereotypes. A duel has lately taken ploco near TaU lahassce, between George Ward, Esq. brother of Lieut. Ward who was shot by Col. Parish, and Col. Allston, Parish's) brother The parties met with four pistols apiece, nt fifty paces with the privi. lege of advancing, Ward fired his pistol without advancing, and without hitting his opponent, though the ball passed close lo ins ear. Allstoti's two first shots wcro without effect. Ward's second shot struck Allston on the hip but a silk handkerchief save him from injury. The third shot of both parlies were "likewise ingfll'ctual, , Allston's fourth shot, fired at twenty five paces, hit his adversary in tho shoulder which stoggercd him ; but he recovered and tired agaip nnd inflicted a severe wound on Allston. Both gentleman wcro liko to recover. Two justices of the Peace and of tho Quorum in Taunton, Mass. haro recently forbidden tho marriage banns of a man and woman, on the ground that ia parlies were not nf sufficient ability lo maintain themselves anil were net of competent ability lo make a contract nf marriage. In giving; this decision, ihe editor of a Boston paper remarks "If tho principle which appears in the above decision should bo generally recognised, it will prove mi effectual cheek to the extension of pauperism, inasmuch as it will tend to prevent its being transmitted as an heirloom through succeeding genera tions." Indian Shuewuness. "I am glad," said Ihe Rev. Dr. V , to tho chief of the Little Otowau, "that you do not drink whiskey, but it grieves mo to find that your people use so much of it." 'Ah yett' replied the chief, and he fixed on expres sive eyo upon the doctor, which communi cated tho reproof before he uttered it, "wa Indians tue a great deal of whiskey, but we do not make it." An old lady reading an account of the death of n venerable and distinguished law. yer, who was said ti bo "tho father of the Philadelphia bar," exclaimed "Poor man ! ho had a dreadful noiiy set nf children!"

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