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N. B. Coates, ""ntsville.
Rgular Weekly Packet for Jefferson City,
voonviue ana uiagoio
The Steamboat WAPELLO,
N. J. Eaton. Master, will ro.
1 sumo hnr rprrulnr trin fmm
fcu Louis to Glasgow, on the opening of naviira-
. : ; . 1 o 1 . .1 .1 n.
uuii 111 mc opnng una win continue inein uiroui'li
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
The Watello is new, staunch built, and unsur
passed in speed by any boat on the Missouri river,
and has uncommonly good accommodations for
passengers. Her officers are experienced in the
trade and will make every exertion to give general
For freight, or passage, apply on board or to
Agent at Glasgow.
February 1st, 1845.
Itcgiilnr Weekly Packet.
The splendid and fast run
ning Steamer, LEWIS F.
LINN, M. Kennett, 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, Boonvillc.
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
J. McMECHAN, Agent, Clatgov.
February 22d, 1845.
XV. EI. Jl'Itinslrj's
FASHIONABLE HAT ESTABLISHMENT,
No. 23 Market Street, St. Louis,
W. H.I'KINSTRV has just finiihed, on the
late fashion, as well as other styles to suit the
taste of customers, a splendid assortment of hats,
consisting of black and white leaver; black, blue
and white cassimcre; Nutria; Russia, moleskin,
&c., lo which ho would invito the attention of tho
fashionables. St. Louis, June 21st, 1845.
RENCH MIRROR HATS. A fashionable
article, made of the finest moleskin plush, on
hand and for sale by
WM. II. MKINSTRY, 23 Market St.
St. Louis, June 21st, 1845.
NUTRIA HATS High crown and low crown
broad brim and narrow brim; fashiounble
and unfashionable, manufactured of the very best
material, and finished in elegant style, on hand
and for sale by WM. II. M'KINS Tit Y,
23 Market Street.
St. Louis, June;21st, 1345.
BLACK C ASS 1 MERE HATS. A good as
6ortment on hand and for sale by
WM. II. M'KLXSTHY, 23 Market St.
St. Louis, June 21st, 1S45.
WHITE AND BLUE CASSIMERE HATS,
of superior quality, for summer wenr, on hand and
for sale by WM. II. MKINSTR Y,
23 Market St.
St. Louis, June 21st, 1345.
Spring and Summer diootts.
HAVING opened our stock or SPRING GOODS,
we would takcj this method to invite our
friends end customers to call and examine cur pat
terns and prices. Among our selections may be
and Superfine wool black cloth,
Drap D'Eto, a new and beautiful article, fur
si miner coats,
Single mill'd fancy Cassimers,
Satin velvet and fancy vcstings,
Gambroons, drillings and cottonades,
Italian black and funcy silk cravats,
Rep de Laines, Balzaiines,
Lawns and funcy prints,
Kid, silk aud fillet nett gluves,
Fillet nett i fingered mitts,
Black and fancy silk hose,
" " white cotton do.,
Jet necklaces, hair and breast pins,
Braid aud straw bonnets,
Bonnet, cup and neck ribbon,
Artificiuls, new styles,
Silk points and cravats,
Thread l:ices and edgings,
Jaconet inserting do.
Lyle do do.
Also A fine stock of Hats, Caps and Shoes,
Nutria Beaver Hats,
Russia Fur do.
Drab Cassimcre do.
Glazed Huts and Caps,
Palm Leaf Hats,
Fine Calf Boots,
" " Shoes,
Children's and Misses Shoes,
Ladies' Kid Slippers, &c, &c.,
Together with a good assortment of Hardware,
Builders Tools and Cutlery,
Blacksmiths rasps and files,
J fund and tenant saw do.
Socket and framing chisels,
American C. S. Augurs,
Plate, pad and rim locks,
Door latches and cupboard locks,
Iron and brass butt Hinges,
Wood screws and fish hooks,
Grass and Grain Scythes,
Scvthe Sncaths. iVc Ae.
We have also Qucenswaro, Saddlery, Horse
Collars, Blind Bridles and Girths, iu short almost
every article requisite to make up a gencrui ana
complete assortment ot goods.
J. D. TERRY & Co,
Fayette, April 19th, 1945.
HISKY 10 barrels Ohio Rectified Whisky,
lorsajeby HICKMAN Si ALLliM.
Fayette, May 3d, 1810.
LEGHORN, Straw and Chip Bonnets, ribbons,
flowers, jet necklaces, breast and hair pins,
silk hair notls for children, just received and J lor
nle low by BKEMEKMANN & CUNO.
Boonville, April l'Jih, 1845,
BOON'S LICK TI
The Rooiivillc Cheap Hardware
frMTE subscribers feel warranted in stating that
JL the city of Ujonvillo 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 nro so common, that rend
ers often treat them lightly, but in this case, the
serious attention of purchasers is particularly di
rected to our establishment, 0 ml we assure them
that they will not be disappointed.
That their friends, customers and strangers who
arc anxious to meet with the best bargains and
the best of assortments, may easily find their es
tablishment, they have p'jt up a largo "PAD
LOCK" in front of their store.
They are now receiving their SPRING GOODS,
consisting of, viz:
Tablo and pocket cutlery,
Butcher, shoo and carving knives,
Razors, scissors and shears,
German silver, Briltania and iron tea and ta
Brittania soup ladles, iron ladles J- skimmers,
Trays and waiters,
Brittania, brass and japan'd candlesticks,
American, carpenters and Scotch spring
Dead, pad, cupboard, trunk, chest, horse, and
No. 1, 2 and 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 oil 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, grub'iing, and garden hoes,
Pitch and dung forks, garden rakes,
Spndes and shovels, troes, warlle irons,
Waldron's grain and grass scythes, warranted
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, Rotterkeyed vices,
Slocks and dies, files of every description,
Rowland's mill saws, cross cut saws,
Spear's genuine hand, jpanned and ripping
Pianos of every description,
And a great many more articles, too numerous
to mention here. All these articles we offer very
low for cash or produce, at the market price.
BKt, Mr. KAI ANN & CUNO.
Boonville, April 19th, 1345.
A Fresh Supply.
WE HAVE JUST OPENED, and offer for sale,
a large and most extensive assortment of new
styles ot lashionatile SVMMEK UUUUS, which
we are pleased to show our friends and customers,
at as low piices, 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 wool do
Printed lawns new styles
400 pieces fancy prints, very cheap
Fancy shawls and Braize scarfs
Fancy silk tics and cravats
Thread and lysln edgings
Jaconet do. and iusertings
Worked collars and cambric hdkfs
French Kid gloves, Parasols, &c. &c.
FOR GENTLEMEN'S WEAR, we arc pre
pared to supply almost every article called for.
Our stock of Cloths, Fancy Cassimeres, Satin,
Silks and Cashmere Vestings, Summer Coatings,
iVc- is large, well selected und at such prices as
cannot fail to please. Cu'landsee.
Fayette, May 17 th, 145.
JUST received and for sale a lirge and hand
some assortment of Hardware and Cutlery,
Tuble knives nnd forks pen and pocket knives
Razor strops, brushes, &c.
Axes, all sizes; hatchets and bench axes
Grain and grass scythes
Hinges and srrews; door locks
Chest and cupboard do
Door and table hinges; padlocks
Screws, brads and lacks
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 lino, for sale low, by
may 10 S WITZLER $ SMITH.
IVcw and Fashionable
JUST received and for sale at the lowest prices
of the season, a handsome variety of
Rich new style Calicoes,
Lawns, Jaconets and Muslins,
Balzarines, Muslin De Laines,
Shawls and scarfs,
Cravats and fancy Handkerchiefs,
Laces, Edgings and Bobbinetts,
Parasols and Sunshades,
Umbrellas, Domestics, Osnaburgs, Bed Tick
ings, Cotton and Linen Drillings, hummer Coat
and Pantaloon stuffs, Gambroons, Curds, Fustians,
Kussia, table and lowell Diapers, Apron and
Furniture Checks, Cotton Fringos, 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,
cj-c, cj-c, just such an assortment of really choice
goods as Ladies like to see at this season of the
year, for sulo low by SWITZLER t$- SMITH.
Fayette, April 10th, 1845.
Itonnets and Triniiuiiigs.
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, djc-.ij-c., by SWITZLER fr SMITH.
Fayette, April 19th, 1845.
TRIME New Orleans sugar
" Rio, Havana and Java coffee
Molasses aud golden syrup
Teppcr and spices, and family groceries In
general, for sale low by
may 10 S WITZLER $ SMITH.
TILL STONES. A first rate pair of country
IT I Mill Stones with all tho fixtures thereto, fur
sale by I. D. PERRY dr Co.
Fayette, May 31, 1845.
CEA&ES TO BE DAGEROUS. WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT ''."
IWYETTE, JHISSOUKI, SATU1CDAY, JULY H, 184.1.
THE DEATH BED.
BY THOMAS HOOD.
We watched her broathing through tho night,
Her breathing soft and low,
And on her breast the wave of life
Kept heaving to and fro.
So silently wo seemed to speak,
So slowly moved about,
As we had lent her half our powers,
To eke bcr being out.
Our very hopes belied our fears,
Our fears our hopes belied;
We thought her dying when sho slept,
And sleeping when she died.
For when the morn come dim and sad,
And chill with early showers,
Her quiet eyelids closed; she had
Another morn than ours.
MACHINE POETRY WHAT I LOVE.
I love to see a flock of sliepp,
All feeding on the mountain;
I love to see a drunkard drink
From out h living fountain;
At first upon his knees he gets,
And then he sticks his nose in,
But soon he slips, end then, ker souso,
His head and shoulders goes in.
I love to see, with all my heart,
The sun shine while 'tis raining;
I love to see a row kicked up
At a militia training.
1 love to see a table watched
By civil, careful waiters;
1 love to see them fotch along
The biggest kind of latcrs.
I love (0 seo the industrious bees
All busy making honey;
I love to see a man contrive
Always lo lay up money;
I love to see a lot of chaps
Engaged in midnight revel;
I love to see them let out loose,
And go it like the d 1 !
I love (0 hear old women talk
They do some lofty talking,
I love to see defaulters walk
They do some tallish walking;
I love to hear at dead of night
A glorious catterwauling,
And O, I love to hear at Church
A lot of babies squalling.
I love to see two colored gents
Call one another "niggers"'
I love to see the ladies run,
They cut such curious figures;
I love my lassy more than all
I love her, Oil most dearly!
I love to hug and kiss her oh,
It makes mo feel so qucerly!
OUT OF HEART.
BY ELLEN AS II TON.
"Why so sad, Ernest?" said the young
wife to her husband, affectionately twining
her arm around his neck and kissing him.
He looked up with a sad smilo and re
plied, 'I am almost out of heart, Mary. I
think of all pursuits, a profession is the
worst. Here have 1 been week after week
and month after moth and I may soon
say year after year waiting for practice,
yet without success. A lawyer may vol
unteer in a celebrated case, and somakc
himself known; but a physician must sit
patiently in his office, and, if unknown,
see men without half his acquirements
rolling in wealth, while he perhaps is starv
ing. And it will soon come to that." he
added bitterly, "if I do not get employ
ment." An unbidden tear started into tho wife's
eye, but she strove to smile, and said,
"Do not despond, Ernest. I know you
have been unfortunate so fur, but you have
talents and knowledge to make your way,
as soon as you get a start. And, depend
upon it," she added with a cheerful look,
"that will come when you least expect it."
"So you have told mo often; but the
lucky hour has never come," said her hus
"And now every cent of my little for
tune has been expended, and our credit
will soon bo gone when it is found wc do
not pay. What then is to become of us?"
Ernest was in a mood which the most
sanguine sometimes experience, when dis
appointment after disappointment has
crushed tho spirit, and the voice of hope
is no longer heard within. His wife would
have given way to tears, if she had been
alone; but she felt the necessity of sustain
ing him and auswered cheerfully.
"And what if every cent is gone? Have
no fear that we shall starve. God sent
ravens to feed Elijah, and he will vet inter
pose for our aid. Trust in bun, dear
The husband felt rebuked, as sho thus
spoke and answered less dcspondingly,
"But really, Mary, this want of success
would try tlio stoutest spirit. The me
chanic, the day laborer, the humblest farmer
is sure of his food and raiment, but I, after
having spent years in study, have wasted
years besides waiting for practice: and
now when all my fortune is gone, if I re
sort to other means of livelihood I lose all
I havo spent, both time and money, and
must forever abandon tho idea of pursuing
my profession. It is too hard!" and he
arose and walked tho room with rapid
His wife sighed, and remained silent. Dut
after a moment or two sho arose, went up
to him, and fondly encircling him with her
"Dear Ernest you must not worry your
self so. You think it painful for me lo
bear poverty, I know, or you would not
take it so hard; but a woman never regards
such things when she loves. A crust of
bread, a log-cabin would be preferable to
me if I shared them wilhyou, than a palace
with any other. But it will not como to
this. Something within assures mo you
will yet be great and rich. Have patience
only for a little while longer. There
there is a knock at tho door now it may
bo for you."
As if her words had been prophetic, the
little girl their only servant, appeared at
this crisis and said the doctor was wanted
in a great hurry. With an exulting smile
his wife ran for his hat, to await his return.
It was almost the first summons that
the young physician had received, though
he had resided in the village for more than
a year. Tho place, too, was large and
populous, but there were several medical
men of large practice, and all these com
bined to put down their young rival. More
than once heretofore Ernest would have
abandoned the field in despair; but his
young wife cheered and encouraged him.
though sometimes her own heart felt ready
to give up. Mary Linwood was, indeed,
that greatest of all blessings, a good wife:
she sympathized with her husband, econ
omized to the utmost, and by her sanguine
words chased despondency from his heart.
Hour after hour she sat there awaiting
her husband, yet still he came not. At last
darkness set in, and she began to feel uneasy.
She was about rising to go to the door,
w hen she heard her husband's foot on the
step, and hurrying out she met him in the
"God bless you, Mary, for an nngel ns
you are," were his first words. "If it had
not been for you, I should have given up
long ago, and now, my fortune is made."
Breathless with anxiety to hear all, yet
not unmindful of his probably wearied
condition, Mary hurried her husband into
the little sitting room where the tea-things
were laid, and began to pour out the re
freshing beverage with a trembling hand,
while Ernest told the history of his day's
"I found," he said, "I was sent for to old
Governor Huston's the richest and most
influential man, you know, in the country
and when I got there I learned, to my sur
prise, that the governor had been thrown
from his carriage and was thought to be
dying. All the physicians of the town had
been sent for, one after another, but none
could aid him. In despair, his wife, with
out orders, had sent for me. I saw his
only chance for life depended on a new and
difficult operation, which none of the
older physicians had ever seen performed.
Luckily 1 had assisted at one when a stu
dent. I stated what I thought could be
done. The old governor is a man of iron
nerves and quick resolution; so, when he
heard the others say they could do nothing
for him, he determined to commit himself
to my hands. I succeeded beyond my
hopes; even the other physicians were
forced to acknowledge my skill; and there
is now nothing but care required to make
my patient as well as ever. On parting he
put this roll of notes in my hand."
Mary was in tears long before her hus
band finished his narration: but her heart
went up in thankfulness to God for having
interposed just at the crisis when hope
From that day Ernest Linwood was a
made man. The fame of his skilful opera
tion was in every one's mouth; and, by
the aid of his patient, who now become his
patron, he stepped at once into a practice
among the best families of the place.
Wealth as well as reputation (lowed in
upon him; but he always attributed his
success 10 ins w lie, wnose nnocuon, ne saui.
had cheered and sustained hitu when out
"There is nothing," ho would say, "like a
faithful wife: under Gud our weal or woe
for this life depends on her. If she is
desponding, your own sanguine spirit
catches the infection; but if she is full of
hope and energy, her smiles will cheer you
in the darkest hours and enable you to
achieve what von, at first thought impossi
b i li ties. Our success in this world, as well
as our happiness depends chiefly on our
wives. Let a man marry one, therefore,
"equal to either fortune, who can adorn
his riches or brighten his poverty, and
who under all circumstances, will be truly
A Remarkable Cask. It is stated in
a late foreign Magazine, that there is now
livinn in the Isle of France, a man en
dowed with such remarkable power of
si"ht that he perceives vessels several hun
di ed miles at sea. He is pensioned by the
British government, and every morning
reports to the government house what ves
sels are in the oiling, and when they mav
bo expected, and it is remarkable that he
was never known to fail. When the first
steamer was sent from England, ho saw her
at a distance of some hundred miles, but
was surprised at observing she had four
masts, one of ihem smoking. When he
reported this strange appearance (no steam
cr being expected, or known to bo on its
way) it was supposed he had lost his extra
ordinary power of vision, but the result
verified his story.
"How dreadful short the days arc," as the
woman said, when she let tho breakfast
dishes stand till she had read a novel.
BRITISH RAGE FOR MONOPOLY.
It appears that the English have intrigued
successfully with the Bolivian government
tor the exclusive privilege of exporting
bark, by tho British; and the general opin
ion is that it will be granted, and continu
ed, let what change of government soever
There is no country in which this bmk
and the chemical preparation cf it, called
quinine, are consumed to st great an extent
ns in the United States. Trio British have
a monopoly of the article, they probably
will in the event of war, prohibit the ex
portation of it lo this country. During
the last war with France they "denounced
this medicine ns liable to seizure, when
found on hoard neutral vessels, bound to
any port in possession of Napoleon's gov
ernment. Both bark and quinine nre exceedingly
scarco in the southern States. In some
places on tho Mississippi, quinine sell1', we
are told, as high as five dollars an ounce.
This enormous price is accounted for by the
letter from which we have given an extract
Fortunately for mankind, and particularly
the poor, whom the extravagantly high
price of bark and quinine excludes from
their use, a substitute has been discovered,
as we are informed by an article in the
Union, in the bark of several varieties o!
the common willow (sahx). Tins medi
cine says the article just referred to, was
introduced many years ago under the name
of salacine, but it has not hitherto been used
to such an extent as fully to test its quali
ties. It is understood to be the intention
of the medical department of the army to
try it on a large scale in some of the most
unhealthy posts of the frontier. Should
salicine prove to be a proper substitute for
fjuiuine, tho preodinoss of John Bull will be
disappointed of his monopoly. Mis.-ouriun.
The pipers of tho day nro teeming with
too many fables, which are calculated to ex
cite, while they deceivo the people. Among
these we have no hesitation in naming the
following, as far as we are cJviscd:
Frcm the Correspondence of tho A!' any Aiha.
London, May 1 9.
"It is well knorcn, ,nd I mentioned the
circumstance in a postcript of April 5, that
important despatches were sent to Mr.
I'ukeiiham on that day by lhisgovernrr.cn',
and it is believed that some reply has been
received. In a recent number of tl e London
Atlas, the subject is thus referred to:
"It is no secret in well informed quar
ters that despatches have been addressed
by Lord Aberdeen to the British resident
at Washington, of the most serious and
emphatic descriptions, and that replies
thence are expected by government with
the greatest anxiety, not to say apprehen
sion. Lord Aberdeen's object is un dors io.nl
to bo to bring the all'iir to an immediate
settlement. Further delay on th 3 part ol
America will not. it is believed be submit
ted to.' The Atlas, concludes by remark
that "Lord Aberdeen u-ill insist on the mmth
of the Volu.-nbbi river ;l!itf question of peace
or war there hinges on tha point whether
President Polk will resign the pretensions
of the United Stales to the mouth of that
This miy hi no secret in London, per
haps, but we suspect it is rather more o!
a secret in Washington. In ether words
we doubt much whether Lord Aberdeen has
given any such instructions, And we d."ulj;.
too, whether Lord Aberdeen is so Strang" a
statesman as peremptorily to insist on the
mouth of the Columbia, at least 3! degrees
south of the celebrated -lOtii degree. Let
us say, with the same boldness with whiidi
the London Atlas appears to reveal the se
cret, that if the question of peace or war hin
ges upon this issue, we go for war. We
Joubt, hovvevor, the whole story i Union.
SACRIFICE OF LIFE !N THE WAll
OF L.V VENDEE.
Every one knows something of this ter
ribly war. It continued less than eight
months, but though the whole territory con
tained a few years since only 80X000 in
habitants, even a French RspuLIicin wri
ter makes the sum total of its victims no
less than 9j'2,000 besides all that perished
on the side of the Republicans. The state
ment, even from such a source seems almost
incredible; but there is no end to the havoc
of war. Considerably more than a million
of men must have been sacrificed in the
war of La Vendee. Pittsburgh Spirit tf
Exactly so: and of whose procurement
was this war of La Vendee? who conceiv
ed it, nursed it, fed and fostered it, furnish
ed it monev, cannon and small nrir.s! THE
ENGLISH GOVERNMENT! And foi
what? To aid the cause of legitimacy, and put
down republicanism, in Europe. This, to
the British aristocracy, was of far more im
portance than a million, or any othei num
ber of lives. Besides, there wore hopes on
the part of tha English government, that
this civil war, properly nursrd and petted,
might end in a division of Frauce uinon:
the nations thus blotting France from tlu
map of Europe. This was a favorite
scheme of the Pitt ministry, at one time:
American editors when they advert to
points in the French revolution, would do
this nation and iho cause of truth, a great
service if they wou'd, at tho sumo time,
state the agency and interest that were ac
tive in what they narrate; and the motives,
when known, inducing thereto. There are
few, very few points in that revolution, or
of its subsequent wars, upon which ihis
nation has not been entirely misled, by re
lating upon t'.ia studied perversions of the
Eag!ih ues3.-Niili-:ial Pilot.
Mr. Irving is beloved wherever he is
known lor his amenity of manners and
kindness of heart, nnd his reputation might
almost bo termed universal. He is not on
ly admired in the gorgeous halls of palaces,
b it his writings huvo ronr.he 1 the heart of
the common soldier in his cabin. We havo
heard an anecdote which illustrates the truth
of the la! ter part of this remark. Upon his last
visit to the south of Spain, Mr. li ving took
Gibraltar in his way. It is one of the reg
ulations of th it military p?st that no one
shall ba admitted within the gates alter a
particular hour in the evening. The vessel
in which Mr. Irving was a passenger had
dropped anchor in the harbor ufler this hour,
but, being wholly unacquainted with the
above mentioned rule, nnd anxioui to leave
the narrow limits in wh'ch he had been so
long pent up, and tread once more upon
the Lroad earth, he him'el, ai-ked for ad
mittance of the soldier upon duty. The
sentinel politely but decidedly refused;
whereupon Mr. Irving handed him his
card, with the request that it might be left
with the proper r.uthori'.ier, so that in the
morn'ng no delay mi'it o-.-cur in admitting
h i :n. Ttii s'lhher Ij.iknd upon the card, and
then r-ising his hat, "Sir, sai l he, " ar.e
you Washington Irving of America !
are yon the author of the Sketch Book'
and the Tales of the A'hmb.-a'" Mr. Ir
ving replied, in s")m3 surprise, "I anv"
Then said sentinel, "you may ener. I
know th it I s.'iall b; pardoned fur admitting
ENGLISH TESTIMONY OF AMERICA.
We copy the following from the London
"The Pilgrhn Spirit has not fled. Ameri
ca is now strong in moral power, nnd as
long as sho breathes the spirit of the reli
gion of the Pi'grims, we hope wiil, not on
ly fur the United Stales, but for Christen
dom and tho world. In the great elFort to
compass and su'jugato the world lo tho
Cror-s, she will prt-ss into every field of ac
tion. Her Eagle stands with unfolded pin
ions, ready to tuki her flight to the ends of
the earth, and in their upward onward pas
sage to scatter blessings richer and mere
precious than drops from the wings of the
morning. May those pinions never be fold
ed till tho world renovated find purified,
shall repose berjecih tho shadow of eternal
SPIRIT OF THE CANADIAN PRESS.
In speaking of th? probability of a war
between Enghr.d and the United States, the
Toronto, (Can. .da) Globe says:
"This is nr-t the age when Loyalty goes by
blind superstition ; it i? guided by discrimi
m'ion. Nati ns are int to be ruled with a
rod of iron, but swayed by :i wise nnd lib
eral policy. L':t the II -me G ivernment
reflect on the position of Canada, should
a war unhappily arise between Britain and
the United Slates. Nova Scotia, N'evv
Brunswick, Prince Edwards Liand, and all
the North AmerirNin Provinces have more
or less to say to Robert lVM brl'ore he
goes to war with the United States.
Scotland and Wales 113 well as Ireland,
have a word in Ins ear; and France, Rus
sia, an I Aoy'.rh will talk to him ajtrr war
is dc-cured. '
THE I;EST MEDICINE.
Frequent bathing, not ence or twice a
t:ir.nth, but every day, if you please, in
warm or cold water, is one of the grand
est medicines in t'.ie world. It will make one
heartier, freer fro-n iii tease, than a ton of
medicine could. E.v.d what the editor of the
Boston Sj'-iii Ilj.'oraier sa;,s r.baut it:
"From on to five p mnii of decaved
animal unU.:r puiis o.i' dii'.y by msensiVio
ill t ? '11 U ! 1 . 1 .11
human balv. Tho
white dust w i :a c ni-icts on ta? s tin, some
times call I g'.n; f. -s'i, is ro use nutter
of tlusys e::i. V.o.v.'d with a microscope
it looks !ili-j a b.i'.t:!ie,4,s Ctrl of putrid meat.
If the porj-i of th; skin ir3 closed, and im
perceptible perspiration is stopped this cor
rupt matt?:- is thrown upon the lungs, liver
or ir.tests.it j. catism-j emd, consumption.
fevers, Her. Ti e remedy is found in the
specific that will restore the system to its
proper mlanec, upon the natural avenues
or the discharge c f poisonous secretions, nnd
relieve the internal organs from burthen
some clogs that are thrown upon them.
Cold wat.T has proven to b-j tho remedy.
And but its siirplieity, its commonness, and
the hiinosi universal hydrophobia which
j ievails ciiu'd have kept its viitues so long
Fires have of bite become of alarm
ing frequency, and have called the atten
tion of i flat ting men to investigate their
cause. We have litiU doubt if the truth
coold be known, that tiie improvements
inad in the various kinds of Matches, have
contribut-id not a little to the increase of
fire?. Those in 11 unable materials should
not bo tolerated in uny building, unless se
cured in good secure safes. Detroit Free
The county seat of the county of Gen
try has been located at the three forks of
Grand River. It is to be called Athens, and
the sale of lots is advertised for the IGth
of June. It is 35 miles from Gallatin ; forty-five
from St. Josephs, and nt a poini on
Grand River, which is navigable.
Two of the Indians who murdered Mr.
Turner, nnd two or three other citizens of
Chariton County last year at St. Peters,
have been delivered up by their tribe to
Thoy have been sent to Prairie Laport,
Iowa, to await their trial.
"In time of Feso, prepare for War:
Mr. (!unr., of Vermmt, recently pre
sented her husband with a (trace of lit
tle pistols! A lire by pl.itoon may yet
come out of this Juel, Inch will show the
tendency ui earr ing ti-h-arnx. or having
any thing t J d ) with g-tn-i L'ii isHan Ci.'i-n.