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THE BOOIVS LICK TIMES,
rUDI.IHMKD WEEKLY 117
BENSON & GREEN.
TERMS.
Two DottAre in advance, or Twice Dollars
at the end of the year.
rlATES OP ADVERTISING.
Onb Dollar per square, of twelve lines or less,
fur the first insertion, and Fifty Cents per square
fur each subsequent insertion.
Where tho insertion of an advertisement is or
dered, without the number of insertions being spe
cified, it will be inserted, (at the discretion of the
publishers) until forbid, and charged accordingly.
A1 advertisements from strangers, as well as all
orders for job-work, must be accompanied with
the cash, fir a reference to somo responsible and
convenient acquaintance
AUTHORIZED AOE.NTS.
To the Citizen! or Howard.
fllHE subscriber respectfully offers his services
A to the citizens of Howard as a RErAiREp,
r fins Clocks and Watches. Work warranted
to be well done. Reference to his qualifications
as WalchMaker. -
E. 'MSAD,
St. Louis.
B. F.Cbase,
J.IShaw&Co.
G. W. COOKE.
Boonville October 20th, 1844.
Light Restored.
GW. COOKE, Boonville, Mo., can suit any
person, from 25 to 100 years of age, with
Spectacles. Those who doubt, will please call at
the sign of the Watch and Spectacles, Main street,
Buooville, and try a few pair. Trice from 37 J
cents to 13,00.
' Boonville, October 28th, 1844.
Silver Ware.
Those who wish to purchase a good article of
Sitter Spoons can be accommodated by calling
upon the subscriber, who has on hand, at all times,
Table, Pesert, Tea, Cream, Mustard and Salt
Spoons. The highest price will be paid for old
silver, and any kind of silver ware made to order.
a. W. COOKE.
Boonville, Oetobor 10th, 1844.
NEW STORK.
By the politeness of Mr. H. B. Benedict,
Wholesale Grocer, dealer in Dry Goods, Queens
ware, Hardware, Cutlery, &c, Boonville, Mo.,
ihe subscriber is enabled to inform the people
of Howard and Northern counties generally, that
be has now just opened and christened the new
Fayette Store,
; the Brick Building, formerly occupied by H.
Qhfjsmen, situated East, and directly in front of
tba .Court House, Fayette, where all are respect
fully Bolici'c to call.
Among the goods I wish to keep,
Are Benton Brooms wherewith to sweep,
But stop, it may be well to mention,
That Coffee has my prime attention,
Of which the purest and most mellow,
Is of a hue that's not quite yellow.
Nor is it of the deepest green,
But just about the naif between.
To Sugar next, attention's paid,
1 have the best that's ever made,
Double refined St. Louis Loaf,
And New Orleans quite good enough;
Also with us you find good Teas,
Such bs young Hyson, if you please,
Gunpowder and Impend,
All good to taste, as well as smell.
Upon our board you also find,
Good Cheese; and Spice of divers kind,
Black Pepper, and Cloves and Allspice,
With now and then, perhaps, a mice.
Cinnamon and Ginger, both rase,
And ground and goodly lot of Mace,
Nutmeg, Spruce and Cassia, O no,
I mean the stuff to lighten dough.
And Chocolate, so good to drink,
It's sure to make one crack a wink,
A fine assortment of Queensware,
Composed of Teas of Granite fair,
Pitchers, Bowls, Urns and Basins white,
Fluted Coffee cups, handles right,
Some blue, red, brown and common dclf,
But just come in and suit yourself.
Domestic goods, we have a lot,
Of the richest prints, and what not,
Granite, Coon, Shaker brown sheeting,
And Lowell bleached to wear to meeting,
Broad Cloths, Cosimeres, Casinet,
All of the best that wo could get,
Sad Jler's Tacks, and Collins' Axes,
Patent Noblocks and Norfolk Latches,
. Butts, Parliament Hinges, and Screws,
Slippers, Bootees, Boots, Pumps and Shoes,
Tame Spoons, Tea Spoons, Copperas,
Logwood, Alum, good Window Glass,
Shot, Bar Lead, Powder, Painted pails,
3, 4, 6, 8, and 10 penny Nails,
Sad Irons, Augurs, and Shovels,
Tea fettles, Pots, Skillets, and Ovens,
Pocket Knives, Table Knives and Forks,
All sorts Stone, ware, plenty of Corks,
Half round Files and large bastard flats,
Traps with holes to catch little rats,
Spun Thread, Molasses, and Bar Soap,
Good Tallow Candles and small rope,
Wood Combs, Ridding Combs, and Curry,
And Puff, to fix in a flurry,
Malaga, Medoira, Port Wine,
Raw Cotton not yet made in twine,
And divers other little things,
Not worth while to twist in strings.
E. A. BENEDICT.
Fayette, Febeuary 1st, 1845.
To sell.
FLOUR A superior Brticle of Flour, just re
ceived and for sale by J. D. PERRY & Co.
Fayette, April 5lh, 1845.
FLAX SEED wanted by J. D. PERRY J- Co.
Fayette, April 5th,"1845.
Mitmi 4'nttnn.
A OPMrniPT m:!! .nntimm In hp tmnlu
t . " -.. -. -- 1 J
in,ni:iil ulth tltA nhcivo named article, and
1 . 1 . 1 . I. . mm.inr. w. A
11 others now on hand, and will continue to sell at,
or below Boonville prices.
Fayette, February let, 1645.
XTUEAT wanted by J. D. PERRY i. Co.
Fayette, April 5th, 1845.
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND CAPS.-Just
received and for sale low ty
J. D. PERRY St Co.
Fayette, Oct. 10th, 1844.
SALT. A quantity of salt for sale at the store of
J. D. PERRY & Co.
Fayette, October 10th, 184-1.
GARDEN SEEDS. Just received a lot of
VJ fresh Garden Seeds, of the first quality, for
tile cbeap, by KUNKLE $ KRING.
Fayette, April 5th, 1845.
BQ O N S " I C K T T I ME S.
" CEASES TO IiE DANGEROUS, WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT TV' Jefferson"!
Vw, FAYETTE, ITI ISSOl'KI, SATURDAY, JUNE I I, 18 15. "o. U.
Rgula r Weekly Packet for JrJJ'crson City,
Boonville and Glugow
The Steamboat WArELLO,
N. J. Eaton. Master, will re-
j sume her regular trips from
St. Loins to (i!iiirow, on the opening of naviga
tion in the Spring and will continue them through
out the season. She will leave St. Louis every
Saturday afternoon, at six o'clock, and will reach
Glasgow early on Monday, and will leave Glas
gow for St. Louis every Tuesday morning at 10
o'clock.
The Wafello is new, staunch built, and unsur
passed in speed by any boat on the Missouri river,
nnd has uncommonly good accommodations for
passengers. Her officers are experienced in the
trade and wili make every exertion to give general
satisfaction.
For freight, or passage, apply on board or to
R.P. HANENKAMP,
Agent at Glasgow.
February 1st, 1845.
Regular Weekly Packet.
Tho splendid and fast run
ning Steamer, LEWIS F.
T TUT M 1 T T " ,
j L,ui, m. tiENNETT, master,
will resume tier regular trips on the opening of
navigation, leaving St. Louis every Monday at 6
o'clock, P. M. Will be at Jefferson City and
Nashville on Tuesday, and at Rocheport, Boon
ville, Glasgow and Brunswick on Wednesday.
Returning, she will leave Brunswick 11 o'clock
A. M., Thursday. Pass Glasgow, Boonville,
Rocheport and Nashville, same evening, and reach
St. Louis early Saturday morning.
The Linn having undergone thorough repairs
and accommodations that cannot be excelled, may
be relied on by Passengers and Shippers for the
same regularity and polite attention from her
experienced officers that have heretofore charac
terized her.
February 22d, ie45.
TO COUNTRY MERCHANTS
Hats at Wholesale.
W1I. H. McKINSTRY, 23 Market Street,
St. Louis, Mo., has just received for the
Spring's Wholesale trade a much larger and better
selected stock of bats than he has ever before had,
which, with fine qualities of his own manufacture,
will make one of the most complete assortments
ever offered in St. Louis.
His stock consists of the following varieties, viz:
Fashionable Nutria; Low crowned Russia;
" Russia; " Plated;
" Plain; " Coney;
" Cassimorc; " Ashland blue do,
" Pearl " Medium shape Russia;
Blue " Square crowned Blue;
" Silk Round crowned do;
" Angola
" Cashmere brim do. drab and black wool hats;
" Coney Leghorn hats;
Men's and boy's wool sporting, dj-c, &c.
In each of the above kinds are various qualities,
from very low priced up to the very finest worn,
and each quality the best be has ever had for the
price.
Country merchants will find it to their interest
to call and examine befoie making their purchases.
St. Louis, March 22d, 1845.
B
ACON WANTED by J. D. PERRY f- Co.
Fayette, April otb, 1343.
ELLIOTT'S celebrated Razors, for sale by
JOEL PREWITT.
Fayette, august 24th, 1844.
A Superior lot of Ready made clothing, such
as Gents fine cloth dress coats, heavy Sati
nett pants, Vests assorted and nett drawers, to
gether with a fine assortment of shirts, for sale by
KUNKLE & KRING.
Fayette, December 14th, 1844.
Spring and Summer floods.
HAVING opened our stock of SPRING GOODS,
we would take this method to invite our
friends and customers to call and examine our pat
terns and prices. Among our selections may be
and Superfine wool black cloth,
Drap D'Eto, a new and beautiful article for
siimmer coats,
Single mill'd fancy Cassimers,
Satin velvet and fancy vestings,
Gambroons, drillings and cottouades,
Italian black and fancy silk cravats,
Rep de Laines, Bttlzarincs,
Lawns andftmcy prints,
Kid, silk aud fillet nett gloves,
Fillet nett i fingered mitts,
Black and fancy silk hose,
" white cotton do.,
Jet necklaces, hair and breast pins,
Braid and straw bonnets,
Bonnet, cap and neck ribbon,
Artificials, new styles,
Silk points Bnd cravats,
Thread laces and edgings,
Jaconet inserting do.
Lylo do do.
Also A fine stock of Hut, Caps and Shoes,
consisting of
Nutria Beaver Hats,
Russia Fur do.
Drab Cassimore do.
Glazed JIats and Caps,
Palm Leaf Hats,
Fine Calf Boots,
" " Shoes,
Kip do.
Children's and Misses Shoes,
Ladies' Kid Slippers, Sic, &e.,
Together with a good assortment of Hardware,
Builders Tools and Cutlery,
Blacksmiths rasps and files,
Hand and tenant saw do.
Socket and framing chisels,
American C. S. Augurs,
Hate, pad and rim locks,
Door latches and cupboard locks,
Iron and brass butt Hinges,
Wood screws and fish hooks,
Grass and Grain Scythes,
Scythe Sncaths, dj-c, c?-c.
We have also Queensware, Saddlery, Horse
Collars, Blind Bridles and Girths, in short almost
every article requisite to make up a eoneral and
complete assortment of goods.
J. V. Si UO.
Fayette, April 10th, 1845.
SWITZLER SMITH have just opened a small
lot of School Books, and a full supply of
writing ana Letter paper,
German and English Slates,
Blue and Black luk,
Smith's Grammar,
Hazen'a Speller and Define.
Webster's and Byerly's Spellers,
do. Elementary Dictionary,
Olney'a Geography and Atlas,
Comstock'a Philosophy,
Bonnycastle's Mensuration,
Ray's, Pike's, Smiley'a and Smith's Arithme
tics, for sale by SWITZLER $ SMITH.
Fayette, April 19th, 1845.
The Roouvillc Cheap Hardware
Efttahlifthniciit.
rrHE subscribers feel warranted in stating that
J. the city of Boonville has never been fur
nished with an assortment of hardware adequate
to the demand. They have accomplished a selec
tion which in quality, variety and prices, will bear
comparison with any establishment in the West.
'Newspaper statements are so common, that read
ers often treat them lightly, but in this case, the
serious attention ot purchasers is particularly di
rected to our establishment, and we assure them
that they will not bo disappointed.
That their friends, customers and stranrrcrs who
are anxious to meet with the best bargains and
the best of assortments, may easily find their es
tablishment, they have put up a larce "PAD
1 nrv" in ft.,,.,, of ..
They are now receiving their SPRING GOODS.
consisting of, viz:
Table and pocket cutlery,
Butcher, shoe and carving knives,
Razor", scissors and slieurs,
German silver, lirittania nnd iron tea and ta
ble spoons,
Brittnnia soup ladles, iron Ldles c$-skimmers,
Troys and waiters,
Britlania, brass and jipan'd candlesticks,
American, carpenters and Scotch spring
knob locks,
Dead, pad, cupboard, trunk, chest, horse, and
No. 1, 2 nnd 3 key till locks,
Knobs, and Norfolk latches of different kinds,
Cupboard catches, brass and iron butts,
Table, parliament, strap and T hinges.
Blind fasteners, sash and screw pulleys,
Bolts and screws of all sizes and qualities,
Gun barrels, gun rips and locks, percussion
nipples, gun cocks and mountings, main
springs, thumblers, &c,
Sheet brass, iron and brass wire,
Weeding, grubbing, and garden hoes,
Pitch and dung forks, garden rakes,
Spades and shovels, troes, warffe irons,
Waldron's grain and grass scythes, warranted
genuine,
Bramble and German scythes, sickles,
Trace, ox, log, fifth, breast and halter chains,
Sad irons, teakettles, frying pans, grid-irons,
Bell metal, sauce pans, and dinner pots,
Mousehole anvils, Rntterkeyed vices,
Stocks and dies, files of every description,
Rowland's mill saws, cross cut saws,
Spear's genuine band, spanned and ripping
saws,
Planes of every description,
And a great many more articles, too numerous
to mention here. .All these articles wo offer very
low for cash or produce, at the market price.
rjnr.iHc.KM ANN & CUNO.
Boonville, April 19th, 1845.
A Fresh Supply.
WE HAVE JUST OPENED, and offer for sale.
a large and most extensive assortment of new
styles of fashionable SUMMER GOODS, which
we are pleased to snow our friends and customers,
at as low prices, and on as reasonable terms as can
be purchased in this market : among which may
be found, for ladies' wear,
Rich silk balzarines
Cotton and woo) do
Printed lawns new stylos
400 pieces fancy prints, very cheap
Fancy shawls and Braize scarfs
Fancy silk ties and cravats
Grass skirts
Thread and lysle edgings
Jaconet do. and inserting"
Worked collars and cambric hdkfs
French Kid gloves, Purasols, &c. Stc.
FOR GENTLEMEN'S WEAR, we are pre-
pared to supply almost every article called for.
Our stock of Cloths, Fancy Cassimercs, Satin,
Silks and Cashmere Vestings, Summer Coatings,
4'C- is large, well selected and at such prices as
cannot fail to please. Call and see.
JNU. V. I'tKKV & CU.
Fayette, May 17 th, 1S45.
JUST received and for sale a large nnd hand
some assortment of Hardware and Cutlery,
including
table knives and forks pen and pocket knives
Razor strops, brushes, &c.
Axes, all sizes; hatchets and bench axes
Grain and grass scythes
Hinges and screws; door locks
Chest and cupboard do
Door and table hinges; padlocks
Screws, brads and tacks
Stirrups, bridle bits and spurs
Frying pans; sad irons
Table and tea spoons
Candlesticks and snuffers
Nail and shoe hammers
Shoe pincers; sieves
Log and trace chains
Coffee mills, various kinds, and most other
articles in the hardware line, for sale low, by
may 10 SWITZLER $ SMITH.
IN civ and Fashionable
DRY ftOODS.
JUST received and for sale at the lowest prices
of the season, a handsome variety of
Rich new sty 1 Calicoes,
Lawns, Jaconets and Muslins,
Balzarines, Muslin De Laines,
Ginghams, Basegels,
Shawls and scarf's,
Cravats and fancy Handkerchiefs,
Laces, Edgings and Bobbinetts,
Worked Collars,
Parasols and Sunshade,
Umbrellas, Domestics, Osnaburgs, Bed Tick
ings, Cotton and Linen Drillings, (summer Coat
and Pantaloon stuffs, Gambroons, Cords, Fustians,
Russia, Table and Towill Diapers, Apron and
Furniture Checks, Cotton Fringes,' Bleached shirt
ings and sheetings, Irish Linens and Hollands,
Corded skirts, silk and Linen Handkerchiefs,
Cotton Yarns, Candlewick and Carpet Chain, Ho
siery and Gloves, Dress Silks, Gloves and Mitts,
tj-c., eye., just such an assortment of really choice
goods as Ladies like to see at this season of the
year, for sale low by SWITZLER f SMITH.
Fayette, April 10th, 1345.
Bonnets) and Trimming.
Just received a large assortment of
Leghorn and English Straw Bonnets,
Round Straw and Albert Lace do.
Lawn and Willow do.
Neapoliton and Gimp do., embrac
ing a great variety of styles and prices, also a
beautiful stock of Ribbons and Flowers, Bullion,
Ruches, yc4-c., by SWITZLER A SMITH.
Fayette, April 10th, 1845.
PRIME New Oi leans sugar
" Rio, Havana snd Java coffee
Molasses and golden syrup
Mackerel
Loaf sugar
Pepper and spiees, and family groceries in
general, for sale low by
may 10 S WITZLER SMITH.
MILL STONES A first rate pair of country
Mill Stones with all the fixtures thereto, for
sale by J. V. PERRY Co.
Fayette, May 31, 1815.
WHAT A PITY IT IS HE DRINKS.
Do you know the nice young man
That lives across the way?
The accomplish'd lady, Julia Van,
He's courting her they say;
Yes, he's a noble fellow,
So every body thinks,
But then he will get mellow,
What a pity it is he drinks!
He is a man of gifted mind,
His heart's nn earthly heaven;
And every feeling is refined,
That God to him hnth given;
No intellect is quicker!
In every thing he thinks.
But, ah! ho loves the liquor,
What a pity it is he drinks!
I am told that Juliet now
Is jealous of the youth;
Not jealous of his solemn vow,
For he's a mnn of truth;
But jealous of his throttle,
For every body thinks
He loves the brandy bottle,
What a pity it is he drinks!
He's a very moral man,
And honest too, they sny;
He's very generous when ho can
Give any thing away;
But then at church he's moddy,
And every person thinks
He takes too much of toddy,
What a pity it is he drinks!
LINES TO
Go ask the planets why they roll
Forever on their endless round;
The needle why townrds tho pole,
'Tie always constant found.
Go ask tho ocean, why her tide3
Perpetually ebbs end flows;
The Andes, why his lowering sides
Are ever wrapt in snows.
Go ask the ear, why raptures thrill
Its mazy labarynths nlong,
When from your lips you pour, at will,
The melody of song.
Go ask the clouds, that, bath'd in gold,
Float calmly in the purple west,
Why watch they as the day grows old,
And sinks the sun to rest.
When these have answered, then my heart
Shall tell, why it must ever love,
While thought and sense are given it,
From the Great Soul above.
From tho Washington Union.
A New Mexican Outuaoe. We have
just heard of a new Mexican outrage, the
particulars of which will doubtless be laid
before our government in the next des
patches from Mr. Shannon.
Mr. Alexander Atochn, a citizen of the
United Stales, engnged in extensive com
mercial enterprises in the capital, where he
has resided lor several years, a wealthy
American merchant, was suddenly ordered
to quit the Republic, in the short space ol
eight days.
Mr. Atocha immediately applied to our
minister lor protection, nnd a strong re
monstrance was forthwith despatched by
him to the Mexican government. But the
allotted period of eigtit days passed, without
a reply, and Mr. Alocha was forced to a
bandon his dwelling, furnished in the mojt
tasteful and expensive manner, to relinquish
his lucrative commercial business, and with
a large family, to depart dr Vera Cruz,
whence he sailed for New York, where he
has nrrived.
It is a question of politicnl import'ince
that should at once be decided by this case,
whether our inoffensive citizens are to be
thus driven, like dogs from Mexico, without
even the allegation ol cuilt or olitsnce a-
gainst her laws.
Mexico. The following, which we cut
from the N. Y. Journal of Commerce o1
the 21st, is not us late as the news we pub
lished by the way of New Orleans, but con
firms what was there stated:
We learn from Capt. Baker, of the bark
Falmouth, which left Mantanzas May 10th,
that the English mail steamer from Vera
Cruz, arrived at Havana 7th inst., with de
spatches for Mr. Crawford, the British con
sul, advising him that the boundary line of
Texas had been defined and settled, and her
independence guaranteed by a convention
between England, France and Mexico. Ac
counts by the same arrival state tint Santa
Anna has been reduced to the alternative of
ten years' banishment, or a trial for malad
ministration. The above intelligence must have left
Vera Cruz on ihe 2d or 3d inst., which is
ten days later thnn our previous advices.
The joint guarantee of Texan indepen
dence, with a specification of boundaries,
is a more definite form of the propositions
sent to Texas from Mexico some weeks
since, per British frigate Euridieo. The
Texan government objected to that propo
sition, that it specified no particular bounda
ry; but intimated that if this objection was
obviated, and a liberal boundary specified,
the proposition would do presented to the
people lor adoption or rejection, simultan
eously with the annexation project. We
presume the line has been placed pretty far
west, in hope of inducing the Texians to ac
quiesce, but it is in vain they are almost
unanimous for annexation, ana annexation
will be the result.
I'rom our New York Correspondent
Nf.w York, May 15, 1845.
Sir: Enclosed I send you a commercial
letter from a highly respectable mercantile
firm in Liverpool, from wlii'-h you are at
liberty to make such extracts ns you choose.
Accompanying the same is a Liverpool
price current, both of which were received
by the late steamer.
Since the races, the crowd of visiters nt
traded to New York by that occurrence
have thinned off"; still, this is a season of the
year when the city begins to be filled with
southern travellers, merchants, &c, consid
erable numbers of whom are found nt our
principal hotels.
Y'ou will see an interesting letter from the
correspondence in the Journal of Com
merr.e, dated at Basic, in Switzerland, giv
ing nn account of the snd events of the de
p'orable civil war raging in that country.
Such a war, under such circumstances, ex
cited as it has been by dilTurences in religious
opinions, is disgraceful to the age in w hich
we live.
We had been led to suppose the time
had passed among civilized nation", when
men are led to shed each others' blood for
conscience sake for the right of worship
ping God according to their sense of right
nnd wrong.
Religious civil wars aro, of all others, the
most suvnge and revengeful. Such war?
have tended to make morn infidels, thnn
anything else connected with the move
ments of sects professedly Chris'.inn in their
tenets. How those who profess to follow
the meek, self-denying, pence-loving, aiid
peace-tecching Savour of the world, enn
imagine themselves to be worthy disciples
of him Rnd his cross, while shedding the
blood of a brother, because ho is not of the
same mode of faith, is a puzzle to the human
understanding. Where blood is shed about
religous tenets, the religion of Christ is out
of the question. Whenever the church is
fastened on to the state, ambition nnd cor
ruption usurp the throne, both of common
sense and true piety, and erect in their
stead iron rules of empty coremonies, ad
ministered in a manner to aid the decrees
of tyranny and oppression. No despotism
equals that enforced under the pretended
sanctions of God and the Bible. No crime
so great, no desolation and ruin brought up
on a people and country so cnlnmitoii', that
may not find apology nnd justification be
neath specious pleas of "God's will and
God's word commanded it." Heaven fore
fend and protect the free institutions of our
happy country from the grasp and conlrnl
of such damning fannticism.
Notwithstanding our shipping interests
is much depressed, the city ol New York is
improving and growing in'buildings. Much
of this improvement is caused by the in
vestment of foreign capital in renl estate. It
is suid Louis Phillippe, Kinu of the French,
through the agency of the French consul,
or other parlies, has inves'ed large sums in
real estate in this city. A large and splen
did new block of houses in Broadway, near
Uuann street, are said to have been erected j
with the money of the French King. This j
opinion gains strength from the fuctlhat tho i
legislature ol Albany recently passed a law
authorizing the French consul 'at this port
to hold property without limitation as to
time or amount.
The agents of several West India es
tates have also invested considerable sums
of money in real estate in New Y'ork.
Some lew wealthy planters of Luiiana
also own some valuable blocks of buildings
in New York, among whom is Mr. Pack
wood. Real estate, (that is productive,) accord
ing to its style and location, readily yields
from seven to ten per cent ., from which one
per cent, may be deducted to pay city and
State taxss, and for repairs, &c. Most com
nmnly, the use of Croton wuter is paid for
ly the tenants, which, for an ordinary
threestory house and basement, occupied by
a private family, amounts to 10 per an
num. Jf by the keeper of a board'ng house,
820 per nrnum, Sen.
Since the introduction of Crotcn water,
policies of insurance have been greatly re
duced. On a three-story hrick house, with base
ment and slate roof, in a good neighbor
hood, occupied by a private family, the in
surance is only one-fith' of one per cent.,
or twenty c-n'ts on tho 100 worth, which
is very moderate.
Fires have been lessened in number nnd
destructiveness by the introduction of Rti a
bundant supply of water. The Union.
The Albany Daily American Citizen thus
describes one of the wonders of the anima!
kingdom now exhibiting in that city:
It is the pretrified vertebrn? of n monster
called by the naturalists the Zuvsjlocon a
creature which must have been half alliga
tor an 1 hall whale. It was discovered em
bedded in a chalk formation on tho banks of
ihe Alabama river, and was boxed up and
sent to professor Emmons, of this city.
The vertebrae, extending from a portion of
the head to the tip of the tail, is eiehty feel
in length as il lies upon the floor ! The creat
ure musi have been, in lile, from ninety to
one hundred (eel long.
Sam Slick says, 'I am a great friend to
delicacy, for delicacy is a feminine varttio;
and to decency, for decency is a manly
vartuc; but as for squcomishncss rat me!
if it dors'nt mako me sick! Who take?
No plaster can bo made strong enough
to draw genuine tears from a hypocrite's
eyes money from a miser generosity
from selfishness truth from a slanderer
honor from a thief or a prize in the lot
tery. .
A1AI.TESE MARRIAGES.
The Maltese women lend a very retired
life, they are never allowed to walk out
without ilv ir pirents, nor to speak to any
mnn until they nre ma-iied, the ncquain-ant-c
with their husbands being made en
liicly afterwards. When n man wishes to
marry he goes to the father of the lndy he
admires, (who, p.erhnp., ,c may have seen
once or twice through nn open door or
window.) stating what he is worth, and
what nre his fxpectatinns. If the father
and he are mutuully satisfied, the state of
the case is made known to the girl, who t
icldom averse to changing her condition.
Rings nre then exrhnngedi nnd ihe young
man is invited to dinner and to walk out
with all the family, brothers and sisters in
cluded, however many there may be. The
next time they meet is generally in church
to be united. ' The fnther of the I ride gives
the trnvsteau part of the household furni
ture and plate if he be rich enough. I was
much amused when Vicenza, talking of her
.'hildren,the two bisrgest of whom are in the
Unsa lndustria, s;iid she thought that the
eldest pirl, who is just thirteen years old,
would be married in a year or two, for now
they were allowed to come out of the school
for three Jnys every six months and during
that time very likely some ynuntr man might
see and admire her. I Inuohed at the idea
of such a short acquaintance, but she told
me, that, at the last holidays, sixty girls
were married, and the rule had been made
on purpose to givp them the opportunity,
for during the rest of the year they are
never allowed to leave the walls; and even
their pnrents, excepting on some urgent ne
cess'ty , are only permitted to see their chil
dren nt certain hours on Sundav. Major
iind Mrs. Griffith's Journey.
DtriEcT Payment. An honest man ha?
no objections to pay for value received. He
requires no round about way to make the
payment, but prefers the diri-cl modp. He
has no objection to pay his butcher direct
ly, and therefore does not require the land
lord to put on twelve per cent, more rent
in order that the landlord may pay the
butchrr for lha tenant, and so on. Govern
ment is valuable if free. Our own is free,
or passes for it. lu administration is val
uable to tis. We enjoy it, and we should
pay tor it. Ilow? The sooner we learn
to pay for it directly, the more economical
will it be. This, however, is prospective
argument, and may in the course of another
generation or two, he recognised as true.
Philadelphia Is-lrr.
LOOK AHEAD!
WhiUt we hope for peace, it is as well fdr
us to keep our eyes open to all the military t
movements of the dwy. The only difficul
ty is, :inong the rumors we hear, to know
what is furt, and what is fiction. With the
view of showing th'.t the press is wide a
wake, we copy the two following para
graphs from the new spapers, without pre
tending to vouch for their authenticity.
Waumkk Preparations. The British
Whig, published in Kingston, Canada West,
mentions the following rumors of warlike
preparations iht te, Uit does not vouch for
lliem:
'Eiht reaimrnts are ordered out imme
diatvly to Canada, nnd those going home
this summer are to stay till further orders.
In ordor t encourage the recruiting of soldier.-
for the regiments of the line, the stan
dard Ims bf-n rdiKed one inch. (This is
a fact.) The d.mk-yard at Kingston is
forthwith ti be put ( n a full establishment,
and an admiralty commissioner will assume
the command, ind"'r whose superintendence
three iron steam frigate..-, of the largest c'ass,
arc to be built. Mr. Tusker, the admiralty
builder, the architect who built the Chero
kee, arrived out in the ILbernia, and by
this day's steamer is a".'ui!lv at his past in
Kingston.''
I'nni tin1 Xow V:.:-i-,s Trip:?, of l!io 1 J-li.
"Ax English S.ii a: kon-. Captain Hath
away, ot the ship Wabash, from New York,
arrived here yesterday, reports that he came
round the Hole in tlie-Wull tn company
with an English squadron, ronsistmj of one
line-o f-bal'.ie ship, one frigate, one sloop of
war. an o ten-gun-brig. Parted company
with them on the 5;h. nri'the Double-Headed
Shot-Key. Supposed they were bound
to Havana."'
NlYORK
The New York Legislature adj urner!
siV if nn Wednesdiy, having passed 3G7
ai'ts. The Albany Argu of Wednesday
atternoon says:
"The act in rtla'i'""i n the canals passed
both lit. uses by con-i lerible majorities, but
was returned with tho Governor's veto. It
was ih'n rejected for the want of constitu
tional require ment, a majority of two-thirds
of thp members present. This hi:! appro
priated the ascertained surplus revpnue of
the canals, f!197,000, after complying, ac
cording to th language cT this act, with the
pledg"s and gmranties of the act of 1842,
and paying :00 000 to the general fund,
for thi prr-servaMnn or completion of unfin
irhed portions of the Genesse Vulley and
Illack River canals, for bringing into use"
such works on the Enlarged Erie Canal as
'he Cann! Cvjiivnissiotiers shall decide will
t est promote the interests of the (Mate, and
for the rcconsini'Mion of certain lock, &c.
Mu-.-h of the h gislation of the session was
'ompressed into ihe closing days and nights.
Such was the fur t in relation to the raiload
bills. All, or nearly all, some sixteen or
seventeen in number, except, we regret to
say, the New Y'ork and Albany railroad,
became laws on the last day ; among them
the bill releasing the New York and Erin
railroad from the nn ment of the x 2.000.000
ilue the State.
One of the most important bills of the
session is the Excise law, which authorizes
the submission to the people of each town
ot tne question ot licens or no license
exreptinff. however, the city of New York.
A young married couple riding homo
from church out west, on a rainy day, the
husband looking up and perceiving the
cloinh were breaking away, said, "I hope
we shall have n littlo si n."
"Oh. la, my doar," simpered the inno
cent wife, ' I would much prefer a little
ii vvonrrr "

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