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BY H. BELL.
MIDDLEBURY, VT. MAY 11, 1841.
VOL. 6, NO. 1.
Building JVorlh cndnf thsBri
by irhnm all orders fcr pri,
BiUs. Crd. SfC.t of eccni
and fashionably cxcculei
TERMS OF TFj
l.-Klirfdmls .-"ncl Cnir-aiil- 3 wlio t- kc at ta- cfficc,
or 2J ccii if iti i-it moatfcs.
or 1 53 il'nmi in ,-iY. iioilhs.
Th'who tak o! ro-rU-r,
Ccmrmicfl ant! imlivi 1 i.Vf off t!ic routc
or i.uO. If pakt in i"inu.
ICopipTsdiaccntiiniw! uliirriM'T4-n3 pild, rxwt at t!ic
nption of ihp pmprWor. No paym?n:s u Cnrriereall'm-ttl ex-
vp-..r(!c:-! L'V tae iiror-riotnr.
.!! comm-jnicati',:. ntusi L- cdilriPSTi Jo tjic et!i!or Post Paln.
rKTHIS 1 nc i f IJoat
ihe opening of naviation, Ieavii' Ver
g,c: rs evtry Tursday and Sat-.irday niornin;; at
7 o'olcck. toved 1".' sleim r McDnncusli to
V.'iiiseha'l, srrivin; at Troy the 3.1 day k-aves J
Triv Vr'cdnesi'ays ar.d Sa'urdavs at 2 u'clocl: !
P arrivin at Ycrcre"ries 011 Tueday and
Saturday irmriiing. Freishl for the South
mii-t be on boanl llie fore part of the day prvi-ou--.
At Try Freihts will bo taken unt' ihe
h ur of lcavinpr. For ("rtlier particuars inquire
ot 11. t;:!APiM.N and
M. D. IIALI
H S. 03BO., Asient. Troy Oflice N-. :51
R'vtSt., or: r I. II. IIook-T's'Tow-boat Ofiice,
i'.ii .lotr u: stairs.
IV. 'j'he proprotor f thc above Linc re
"pectftiKfVilicil a coniii iiance.ofpatronae, and
pk'dsre liiciaselvcs to f. rwar i freiglil cntriistod to
thcir care with pr-imptnes-' and de&patch, having
tjvcry ifresary l'acility,as usuaL
.Ipril, 18 H. dS,Gm.
THK CANAL PACKET
n PT. M. T. DAVI5. will commcnce
V. op thc 27ili of Apiil. bilivpen this cily and
fi!o, Kunning .ir.tiT aml D.v , s f-)!ios
Tbi3 Pac!;ct !:s l-oen Il.oroushly repaired, and i
now io,fli9t rati ouU-r for
Frcig'U nntl. P:issericrs.
Will icave Vi-rgcnr.as at 7 o'clorlc in thc moriiin,
fovrfd by the Steamer Mci)ono2;Ii. Frcight inust
be on lioard tho day previous. l'jssengprs, parlicu
lailv Irom Vermont, thosc inoving or visitins their
frie'nds, to and frn, will alino alivatt fmd some ffo
iii2 mlo llieir imme'liate ni'igh'iorhood, tlicre!y mak
ins Ihe tri; rnore HrceaMe. Kvery attention will b e
piid to l'assenjrrs, with, or nithont Iioan!, I'V a
careful Cij taiqnn I craw, nho will endeaviir to give
satisfaclion. Kor furthi'i particulars, inquir.i orthc
captain oii board, orof
K. CHAPMAV, Vcrs,cnr.t.
or JOY &. WEBSTEit, Buff.lo.
MarebSj, lti 11. 49;Gin.
BASS & DOUDLE BASS
A BRAriAM PRESCOTT, would re-poct-ful'y
inform a I p.'raons intcrested iu the
scitnce of muic, that l.e continues lo manufac
ti.re at Conco.d N. II., BA5S & D. BASS. VI
OLS ot a vcry superiorquality, and having ob
taineu the firu Framunu that has evvr been
awarded to an American mai.ufaftnrjr of sucli
instniments atUic rra F.'tVi of tti? Amencan
Institute in New Yoik Cily, at tiie great Fair of
the ?.Icchanic'3 Asoiation in I-ns-ou, and at the
Fair of ihe Meeliatnr.s Charitablc Association in
Portland, iTaine: hc now not oi.Iy tenders 1ns
thanks to liis fiiends and pations forpast favors,
but pledes luniielf to Religiuus Sncietie.s rausi
cal asociations and indiv-duals who may v.-:sii
o purchnsc, that no ieason.ihle effirts sha'I be
iTantin.!r oa his par', lo enable him to meet their
orders in the mosl prompt andsatiifactorj' man
ner, that he may still rctain their coi.fidence.and
merit a coritinuancc of the liberal patnmage lie
has for many years cnjoyed.
He also kfieps an cxtcntive aRsortment of
of thc bt'ot quality, which hc offers for saleon the
roostreaso!:able terms, ataons which are
Melodio.ns anb S::r.iriiiNi:s,
wbich are rnach ad.uired for sweetness oftone,
nnd well adapted to par'or or r.Imrcb muiic.
Musie scbools, militaiy bands,or individuals.
canle suppUeil wiih brassand othcrinstniments
of aay dcscripti -n, ns clieap or chcapcr than they
can nurchase in ihe chy ofBoston.
Also, Violin, Bass ana Double BassV-ial
Ktrinc-s. P.1WS. Bridcres, Patcnt Ilead!: Tnnino-
Forks and Pipes, Instruction JJoyks, ClarioneU
UceiK anu moutn x-icces. uiuuituas, i arasots,
nrntlifT rinnpft. &e. itc. &C.
ovdrrs wid be p-ralefu.lv rcccived, and Instiu-
ments senl bv Sta;e at tbe risk ofthe mnnulac
turer, and if 'not satisfaetory. nay be cxchansed.
iiusiral inslruments and Umbrcllas, repaired
as usual. Please call at his new music Store, a
few doors south of the Eaalc CofTee House.
Concord, N. H. March S, 1841. 44:3m
Doz, just rcceived and for sale by
doz. ortngle, by
Thc Pcnpix's PrtE?s is prinlcjL
will reumc bu-incss
Zi. BiiUit-vvi j.n.
OltGAN & PIANO FORTE
J and Parlor Organs, and Piano
neu and repaired al shcrt r.otice.
rom abrcad, thankiullv reccived and
punctually attendcd to.
I. T. PACKARD.
Middlebury, March 10, 1841. 45;tf
AnOUT ihc 9th of February, bctween
Smith's lavcrn in Ripton, and thc rcsi-
deuce of tlie subscriber in New IIavcn,a brown
iiocver may huvt found it. and will leatc it
at thc oflicc of tlu Pcople's Press, shall be suit
Now Ilaven, .Marcb 20. 1S41. 40;tf.
SHE.two story brick l.oue one door east of
- tbe new .lcli.odir nieeting house, with the
l;it and a o- iocl lnrn nn"lhp s.thir- Alsn nhmit
r.vt, nr 1 .i ' ,.r .1...
Vilhire, on thf sto'jc ro'ad leadin'r to Newhaven,
Th i-e wisliing to purchnsc, are invitcd to call
and oxamine fur them'elres. Tlie abnve prop
e t, wili be sold toethtr orsrperate to suit the
purehafcr. CLARK FOOT.
Middlebury, March 9, 18-11, 41:lf
TIIE suhscribers wid exehangc for wool or
Grcy Clotlis, Cassimcrcs or Sali
netts. also will pay rash for good Fkcce Wool at the
Wnolen Kaulory, JSoutli cnd of the bridgc wheie
they receiv- wonl to manufacture as usual. All
orders ent u-ted to them will be esecuted with
proinpiriess and fidcli'v.
DAVENf'ORT &. TUHNER. ,
X.li.lulebury, Dec. 1, 1340.
T0 COUNTRY MERCHANTS.
ryI E suuscribcrs having made such arrango-
nmiJl.s the past season as will enable ti.em
to furnisb goods in their Hne at prices con-iider-ablv
lower than formerly, bcg leave to suggcst
to their fiiends and thc mcrchants ccncrallv
l!injug!i Vermont and northcrn New York, tbe
vcry aieal advautagc that will acctuc to tlicm
from uuying their
EARTHEM, CH1UA AMD GLASS-WARE.
at ihe bcatl ofstcam navigatinn on tlie lludson.
Vrnong their assorlrr.ent, may befound thc fol
Light Blue, Bourbon, Sprijr, Dovc,
rink, Paris White and White
Grauite, Bining, Tca and
and Bourbon Sprig
Granite, Bining, 'i ca and
Brcakfast Warc. Blue and
Oourhorn Sprig Gran Toilet Ware.
" Coinmon and Fancy China
and Plain GJass
togr.ther witb a vcry rxtcnsivc supply of com
rnon U'ure, all of which thcy will bc prcpared,
ontlic op'-nin of navigation, to sell on the
tnost reasoimble terms- Gizc its a ca?lnolh.
ins charged for bcing atlentite.
A. SJ..ASON CO.
ICo Rivcr Strcet, Troy, March, 1841.
TIE Custom Cards arc now in readinesa for
bnsincss, and thoso who want ROLL'
shall be well accommodatcdjif tbey will pay thc
little billa on tba rccctpt of thc rolls, which we
must ask in all cases, unlcss thc charge can bs
madc in connection with charges for olhcr
work of larger amonnt.
Also CLOTH UKliasuN ijr donc as usuai.
A. SPALD1NG & CO.
Middlubury, May 1, 1840. 52;tf
SjPILOTIIS. Cassimeres. Ve
y broons, Dalmatia clotlis, Cashmerelts,
Trirnmings &c. just rcccived tX Bisge s.
gHE subscriber having opcned a ledgo
EL a fcw rods out of ihe villagc of Mid
dlebury, givcs notico Ihat hc will furnish all
kinds of Building Stone, on tho most rca
sonable terms. The stone is of a superior
quality for flagging or underpinmng, and may
ho obtatned of any sizc or fhapc Thoso
who wieh to by( w jn ,j0 weU to call and cx
N. B. All c:ils in his lino, as a MASON,
will bc promptly attended to.
Middlebury Jan. 26, 1841. 37;4m.
OOLEN, Cotton and stair CarpctingSf
- Maltings, Rugs &c. at - Bikge's. .-
Tbe RonAN and Silvkr Lakb Potatoes.
Messrs. Gaylond & TccKEn Frcquent com.
munications have appcared in tbe agricultural
papcrs for thelast few monlhs, ia relatinn to the
qu-jliiies ofthe Rohan potato. It is doubtlcss
true, that ve, as a people, are somewliat prone jo
be taken up with new tbings-, I'Ut I imagine a
grcater difKcalty willi raany of our fjrmers, is.an
unwillinnness to adoptimprnvcmcnts, wbenibcy
are Iruly imponant, solely because tbey are new.
And itrippears to mc evi.jent, also, that wbcn a
S'ngle csperiment in tchtion to any new grain or
vegetable, docs nct exacily cquil all ibat thc cu
pidy it may be, ofthe esptrmentcr rx..ected, tbe
articlc is at once cried d wn, and pror.ounced a
cli'-at, or it is said, tj done for i spccn nlion"
Kow I (lo not p'rctend that nl! that has hecn
said about Rolian potatoesi truo r.eishci !oI
beiieve that all that has hreas.iid aaainst them is
any nearer thc Iruth. in t!H5, as in many .u.icr,
.... .. ..... nv..,r,o r,, ,.,.., ...,on nn.l if1
. 1 . .1 i : .
.u-r'itn Ihr PTtirmP?. 11
n.y espcricncc is worth anv thinjj, ii is t!.e
liolian is a ver' prouucnve poiaio ara m iuj
gocd quality. The
tirii Eea--on I planteii oui a
1 few: the next I planU'd a lm-hel,and the yielJ was
not far from one hondrcd iiusncl?. L,asi season
I nl-mto.l firp Im.-hU 011 an atre of iirout.d
I -.1.1 .k.. .t.:,k i.r. iir.niirr.M-
ble for Ute soil wlncli wat orcupicn. yci ine yieiu
u.-.is ennal to nearlv 400 bushels to ti.c arrc.
whiic other varitties in t' c smne ficld a' d un'Ier
the samc cuUi're, yielded much lcs?, hcsides u
sins threc timcs as' u.uch secd to the acre:
I fattened my huiis mosily apiin thesc potatoej,
occasioually throwing in su'gar bcct? tovary t'-.cir
foid nnd I venture to say a finer ht of pork or
beitfr fattened, was noi faised in this region.
The hog3 wcre raosily half blooJed Berkshire and
Chinas and they did reair.rkably well and l
have ncver fattened hoz at so little expense, by
at least one-third. Your cnrrespondent, H. D.
Grove, spcaks ofthe Meiino potato. I have rai
sed them, aDd I considcr the dilfercnre in the
mitritive qualities very great, and enlirely in fa
vor ol thc Rohans.
I have not ucd thc Uohans much as a tab!e
potato, because I have varietiesmoie choice ;bul
l can say, 10 thoe who call them "abominablc,"
thai if their wives undeistand hoiV to conk pota-
tocs as thcvought to be cooked, they will hnd
vcry many kinds of poiatoes which deserve sucb
an appeliation rauicr iiiao uicnouans. iiy iw-
hans uoil up very nieaiy anu area siuhi puiuiu,
and remarkably nutritious. I rcgrct vcry raucli
to see such sweeping dcnuncintions as are con
tainid m some ot tbe communications in your
papcr." In your February number, S. Gutiirie
h-i inmli- n I'nrmus attark nonn thc susar beet
and itmav be tbe beet dcscrvesnll tbe hard vords
that are s'pokcn of it but I beiieve such kind 0.''
ccmmunications have a tendency to weaken the
coiifi-icncc ciftliecommnnity in statements which
arc madc in our agriculiuraljcurnals.
I have another variety of potato, which I pro
cured in Kll'n'jton, Conn. two years sincc,called
tbe Silvcr Lake, which I liclievc 13 aDetier pota
to than the Merccr or P.inkeye, and is a much
bettcr bearer the yield is full one-third greater
tl.an the Mercer. I have a considerable qjanti
IV of ihese potatoes, and ifihcy prove on forther
trial, as choice as they now appear to be.you may
hcar rrom me a-ain. B. P. JOHNSON,
fiome, Oneida counly, A. Y. Fcb. 23, 184 1.
In tbe mind of the goad farmcr, plaster and
tl"ver is always connected with idpas of fertility
and good crop. He accordingly usesboth lib
crally ; and whilesnrae mav sncer at his expen
ses'on this score, hc knoics that he finds his ac
couuts in their uae. Tbe laller part of April
is a good time lo sow plastzr, as thc young grass
cs and srains have usually made their appear
ance and require 11s aid. It is better to apply
nlaser 'a landannuallv in li"hterdrcssings, ihan
onlv at intervals of sevenl years, wilh heavier
ncs. Loamy, sandy, or graveiiy sous, leei n c
influcnce nf plaster most; it canbe of little usc
ln wpt or str.n2 day lands. Wc have found
that on such soiW.ashes werc better than plaster.
tho aiksli tcndmg to correct the acidity which
pjeneialed snrrels and mnsscs. Nevcrsell ycut
ashes. We l.ave kaown the quantity of grass
doubled thc fir-t ycar nn a medow by the liberal
use of leachcd ashes a'.one.
Sowing Grass Sf.eds.
Do not Fpare your dover and timothy sceds, in
ceding land ibis spring. Timothy fnr ttock is
sceding land ib.s spnng. i iraothvlor ttoek is ' General, said "Gcncral llarrison has
thc mosl valuablegrassgrown, and for ennching:1" , . , .. ., ... m. u
hnd alone is indisn.Me. We sow our grasl prom.sed to kecp tho eaglc t.ll thc 4th ofMurch
seeds as tliough wc wcre throwii.g away moacy; ' next, whcn we hope ho will go to tfic hilc
an Englisb larmer fows them as thou;h usiag, Housc." . "Ab!" said tho General promptly,
them libcrally was thc only, orthe surest way to aid in thc most natural tono, 'tlmrc is one
makc money. We should be wise lo take les- 0ther condition about that. If Mr. Van Buren
sons of them in this rcspcct. It Miuts out wccds, abandons his mischievous policv, ho may stav
makes a fir.e, even and sweet turf, and does much ; ;n t,)0 WhUe IJou3ej anJ l rema;n
more to enncn iue suu iuanaic 11.1;:;;.,"
routj, leftto struggle wilh thewcedsas tbey
Expekiment wiTH PoTATOts. In a commum-
raiion from L. Smitii, Esq., of Fallsburg, lie
,or,i,nr,o nn nvnpnmpnt made hv him lnn'antinK
tbe Yam, .Mcrccr, and Rohan potato. Twelvc,vjc00f hiscountry, he Tives, poor indccd, but
Vam nnintnes were cut in n:eccs, one cye on each
9r . r-i,m piecc, and planted two pieces in a hili. Adjom
, Veshngs, Gam. .P' P f same rr.ere tw0rows of
Uiihans, cut anu pianiea as n.euroi, ou
again two rowsof Rohans, with only cne piece
i.-.ti A .tfirin". the Yamssravefive bush
els of assoitcd potatoes, and a pcck ofsmall ones;
the Mercers Sve bushels and a half of assorted,
and a half peck ofsmall ones; the Rohans gaye
five bushels to ' the first two rows, and 1 could
perceive no difterence oetwcen tuem anu me n-.o
last, either in tops or botloms. The Rohans
wcre large, and required no assortins.
The Mormons. -Thc corner stone of the j
great Mormon Temple (that is to be) at Nau.
voo, IIlinois, was laid on thc Clh inst. in pres.
cnce ofsevenor cight thousand pcrsons, and
tho Nauvoo Military Legion, consisting of
six hundred and fifty men. Tho Warsaw (111)
World, says; "Mr. Rigdon officiated at the
laying ofthe chief corner stone, and addressed
the assembly in a very energetic manner in a
sneech of about an hour's length. On the
.whole, the exercises passed ofFwith thc utmost
order; without accident orthe'slightest disturb
ance. Gen. Bennet commandeJ the Legion,
under the direction of tbe prophet, and acquit.
ed himself in a truly onicer hke manner.'
MISCELL ANEOUS .
f rom Comhe's tour in the Uniled Slates.
MANSION AND FARftl AT NORTH
Gen. Hp.'Hson's rcsidencc at North Bcnd
roiisists of a cenlrc botisc of two stories, now
covercd witb clapboards. but wbich tbe Gen.
told us is rcally buih of logs, and two clap
boardcd v.ings of ona story cacli. It stands
tibont a qturtcrof a mile from the Ohio, in .1
prass park liavin" a few charry trees in ths
distancc. and scveral laburnums close to tho
door. The park mav conlain forty or fifiy
, r m t ' . 1 ; 1 f
acrcs, cnclc&cd willi a jail fencc. A foot path
. , , . , , , ,
from the cate to the docr of thc bousc
" I - . . -
j fl"r "f the bouso is about fifteon or cigbteen
j cieasiti'; ttiisijiiess. ur.uresseu, noi uaut on
cacli oiher, but cacli laying on the ground, at
successivo distanccs, ferve ns stcps to sur.
mount this hei"ht. Thc centrc bousc has
inuch thc appcaranco of a log cabin. Tho
principal room tn it is coarscly flmshed, and
tbo woodcn firc blr.zs on tho hearth. Onc of
the wings, howcver, is fiuiskcd likc a modern
house, and comforiably furnislied as a drawing
room Bctwccn tho park ar.d tho river a ca
nal is formirig to conncct Cincinnati with thc
inlcnor of thestate.
Gen llarrison was sufniring from n violenl
headache ulicn wc arrivcd, but Mrs. llarrison
gave us a kind welcome, and the Gcucral at
length appcarod. Ilc is now sixty.sevcn.rath
cr nbovo tbe middlc staturc, and he stoops con
siderably. His tempcramcnt is ncrvous and
bilious, his hcad is lot.g, full avcragc hcight,
but remarkably broad. Tlie antetior lobe is
abovc an avcragc, both inlongth from front to
back and hcight.nnd both thc obscrving and
lcfiecting organs are well developed. Thc
hcad is obviously fiat in thc rcgion of acquisi
livencss. Thc moral region sccmed to prescnt
an averago devclopcmcnt. His cye is viva.
cious; and his countcnancc is highly c.xprcss.
ivo of I'.iought; indeed, his wholc apncaranco
is much more that of a literary or scicntjfic
man, than a military commandcr. Ilia habita
tion prcscnted unequivocal indications of hum
blc fortune: Indeed I may say (and I say it
without thc lcast fceling of disrespcct) of pov
crty; yet liis manner and appcaranco wcrc
tbose of a man of thc world who was familiar
with thc best spcicty. and who. in thc rctire
mcnt of his farm at North Bend, retained ths
polish-and appcaranco of a gcntleman.
In making thesc rcmarks, I may nppcar to
bc trespassing bcyond thc limits of legilimalo
publication, and trcnching on the privacies of
domestic lifc; but at thc time of my visit, and
for many subsequent monlhs, all thc circum
Btanccs of General Harrison's conduct and
condition, private as well as public, wcrc dcs.
cribcd and discussed in almost cvcry periodi
cal of thc United Statcs ns the noonday sun.
Immediatcly aftcr dinncr wc retired nnd
walked with him over part of his farm. It is '
his own propcrty, aud wc arc told extends to
about 1300 aces, part ol his wife's dowry.
From thc rising ground bebind his bousc, "thc
view is highly beautiful, embracing two bcnds
of thc Ohio nnd its picturcsquc bank. At first
it was intendcd to plant on this spot tho grcat
city of thc west; but it is said that the com.
ma'nding ofliccr of the district entcrtaincd an
afTection for thc wife of a scrgeant who was
then stationed at Cincinnati and this induccd
him to rcmove his troops thcrc, from which
circiimstancc the town sprang into bcing. Bc:
hind the General's housc is a largo garden, in
which wa3 a white beadcd cagle with one Icg.
It was prcscnted to him by a convention of his
palitical friends. The captors of tbo eaglc had
dislocated its lcg, and Dr. Thornton, thc Gen
cral's son-in-Iaw, believing it to bc brokcn,
imniitntnd it. The friend who introduccd us
In thc cvcnin wc left North Bcnd, and had
a deHjrhtfu! drivc along the right bank of the
Unio to Uincinnnti. 1 was tmprcsseu oy tim
; visit witli a slrong leeiing ot respect tor ucn.
1 Harrison. Aftcr a lonir lifc sncnt in tho ser-
he seerr.s checrful and happy. 11c does no:
conceal his povcrty, nor doc3 ho make the
least paradc of it. Ilc alludcs to it simply as
a fact, and ho betraycd not one 'cmotion of cn.
vy or jealousy of any hnman being ; and still
Icss did he indicatc any feeling of disappoint-
From the New York SignaJ.
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.
Tlie Presidenl and his fajiiily Receplion oj
ihe Diplomatic Corps Ordcr ofhusiness al
the White Jloiise The rroscriplive Clam'
Washington, April 2G, 1841.
Several mcmbers of President Tylcr's fam.
ily have arrivcd at the White IIousc namcly,
iHr. nnd ims. Jones, ot va., (son-m.law and
daughlcr of tho President;( Mr Robert Tyler
and his lady, (formerly Miss Cooper.) Mrs.
Tyler. These with thc wifc of tho President,
who is still in Virginia in delfcate hcalth, and
Mr. John Tyler Jr., his private Secrctary, wilj
composc thc circle it will be. Thc President
himself is distinguishcd for his kind and cordi
nl mannersT All who have business with him
or who call to pay their resperts, are plcased
with their reception. Hcnceforth, there will
be, beside, that charm around the White Housc
which thc presence of young, beautiful, and
accomplishcd woman alone can give.
Thc forcign Mintstors speak in the highcst
terms of the manner in which thcy wcre recei
vcd by thc President whcn they cal'ed in a body
to present thcir rcspects to him on Saturday.
No man, howcver occustomcd to Courts, could
have gono ihrough thc cercmony with a high
cr degrec of graco and dignity. In convcrsa
tion, M r. Tyler is alnrnys singularly fluent and
animated, and sometimes rises cvcn to olo
quencc but in his reply to thc cddrcsi of tho
Russian Minister, in behalf of the Diplomatic
Corps, and in thc rcmarks hc rnade to cach
mcmber, thcrc was a fclicity both of thoiight
and cxpression, and general appropriatcncss,
which all observed, nnd which produccd tho
most favorable imprcssion in tho rcprcsanta.
tivcs of forcign nations and all who wcro
prescnt. It was, indrcd, a most intercsting
scene. Scvcral memb'-rs ofthe Cabinct have
spokcn of thc part thc President borc in it as
a model of the deportmcnt of an Amcrican
Mr. Tyler is forlunr.to in having a most
mcthodical and indusirious Private Secrctary.
Noihing can bc more ordcrly than his arrangc.
ment of his fathcr's business, and ofthe papcrs
which demand his persoaal attontion and cor
sidcration. Tho Prcidcnt himself is a man
of well diciplincd btiiness habits. Hc rises
with thc dawn; and thus has a couplc or moro
hours clear for walk bcfore brcakfast. His
first task is to clcar his talle that is to dis.
posc of all tho lettcrs and papcrs that have bccn
placcd thero systcmatically arranged, by his
Sccretary the day or cvcning previous. This
prcvcn'.a a vcry troublesomo kind of business
from accumulflting. Hc dcvotes thc time from
his rising till tcn o'clock, (with a bricf inlerval
at ciht for brcakfatt,) to this work. From
ten to twelvc o 'clock he rcccives thc visits of
thosc who wish to see and consult him pcrson
ally on business. Such pcrsons arc admiltcd
sinelv, so as to allow more freedom to tneir
intcrcoursc. It is o.xpcctcd that at theac inter
vicws no onc will act so improperly ns to en1
gago thc President longcr than is rcally ncccs
sary to cxplain hi3 objcct. Frcm twelvo to
two is sot npart for the reception of thoso who
call merelv to nav thcir rc3pects: nnd tho
drawing rooms arc generally well filied at thesc
hours. At two o'c'ock tho Cabinct mects. and
from thc breaking un of tho Cabinet to dinner
time thc President holds himsclfin rcscrvo for
consultation with the Itcad3 of dcpartmcnts,
scparatcly, oa official business. Thc cvcnings
nrc givcn up to fruo and social intcrcoursc with
those who happcn to drop in. 1 his isa very
jjood and orderly arrangemcnt, and by adhcr
ing to it Iho President is cnab'cd to dcrpatch
a grcat amount of business cvcry day.
Thc Globe and a few other papcrs of tho
samc chiractcr ccntinue to make an outcry a
bout proscription. But, in truth, as I havo bc
fore said, llieir own friends arc astoundcd at the
modcration ofthe Whig Administration. Thcy
did not think it conccivablc that a triumphant
party should bc so tolerant aftcr so dccisive a
victory. Thc principlo adoptcd by thc Prcsi
dent andCabinct to rcmove only in cases whero
proofcan bc brought cf incompetency or dij
honcsty or partism intcrference, is too striclly
adhcrcd to. for many good Whigs themsclvea.
Thcrc is no doubt that thcrc arc many in oflicc
here who would dcservedly comc within this
rulc, howcver rigidly construed. But then,
who is to turn infosmep.? It is truly honora
blc to thc Whigs of this District that with tho
tcmptalion of lucrativc posts beforc thcir cycs,
they rcfrain from taking thc odious charactcr of
informcrs. Aud yet how can thc Sccrctarics,
r,cw in thcir placcs, as they are, bc e.ipccted to
know thus early who arc obnoxious to thc
chargc of partisan ictcrfcrcnco? In duo time
thc evidcncc. doubtlcss, will bc prescnted in a
langib'c shape, and tho drlinqucnts will tlicn bc
Tcmovcd. Thus far tho rcmovals havo Jocn
few in numbcri and some of the moro impa
tient of tho followers of tho Whig carrip think
that thcy have rcason to complain tbat llieir ad
versaries should bo sufierud to rcmain so long
in thc officosthcy havo nbused.
Whocvcr imagincs that tho Secrelaries have
casy bcrths just now -would fir.d lnmselfgrcatly
mistnkcn, could hc contcmplatc the reaiity.
Go, for examplc, into thc War department.
You will find thc Secrctary thero busily nnrra
ged from an early hour in tho morning till !atc
at night. Durini a great part ofthe day his
rocm is a sort of Chanccr3' Cottrt, and hc thc
judgc, callcd to decido upon a succcssion of
old, intricato cases of claims which havo becn
brought up to himon appeal from the nccouni
ing ofiicers many of them invo'ving thou
sands and thousands of doilars. He has to
wcigh the evidcncc, and give n conscicntious
and dcliberatc judgmsnt. Then canrios tho or
dinary business of ths department thc inces
sant demands on his time by visitors thc np
pointments and transfcrs bcsk'es cabinct con
sultations, Szc. Bo assured his is no bcd of
roscs. This is but a samplc. The other hcads
of dcpartments are no better ofF.
Naval Anecsote- There are many inci
dents iti tho early Naval History of our country
worth prcscrving. among which is the following
anecdotc ofthe hcioic Tingey. Whcn hcconv
man'lcd ths Ga"bgcs, in 1770, bejng ojTthc
Capc Nicola Mole, ho was boarded by a boat
from the English Frigalc, Surprisc, and all the
Englishmen oa board wcre dcmanded, and al
so pcrmission to cxamino thcprotection ofthe.
Amcrican searnen. Capt. .Tingey jretarned
the following- manly an.rl, noble, answcr v "X
... ' v3 fjrvlgSr .oi; i
public ship carrics no protection for hcr mcn
but ber flag. 1 do not cxpect to. succced in a
contest with you. but I will dic at my quartors
bcforc a man shall bc taken from the shin."
fhe crew gavo thrcc hearty cheers, hastcnrd
with aiacnly to thcir quarters, and callcd tor
Yankee Doo-Jie. Thc Captain ofthe Surpriso
on hcaring ofthe dctermination ofthe Yankces.
chose ratber to pursuc his conrsc, than lo do
battle tor dead mcn.
Etvolulionary Anecdole. A slorv is told of
a sergcnnt who travclied through tho woods of
New Hampshire, on his way to thc American
army, which will showthc charactcr ofthe In
dians. Ile haii twelvc men with h-m. Thcir
routc was far from any sctllemenl; and thcy
wcrc obhgcd m tho night to camp in the woods.
Tho serceant had sccn a frood dcal ofthe Indi-
ans, and undorstood them well. Early in tho
afternoon, onc dav, as they wers rnarching on
over bogc, swamps and brooks, underthc groai
maplc trees, a body of Indians, more than thcir
own numbers, ruslied out upon a hill in front of
They nppcared to bo pleased at mecting wiih
thc sergeantand hismtin. Thcy4 considercd
them thoir best friends. For themselvcs they
had takcn up tho hr.tcliet for the Amcricans,
and u-ould scalp ar.d strip those rascally Eng
lish for them likc so manv wild cats.
thc scrtrcant and his twelvc rr.cn.
Thcy went ofFat hst: and thc scrneant hav-
: t...,i :i . 1. 1.: Ku.4
nddrcsscd them thus: "My bravo fellows, wo
must use all pnssiblc caution, or bctoro morn;
ing we shall all bc dead men. You are nina
zed: but depcnd7upon nr thcse Indians havo
tried to lull ftispicion. You will sec more by
Thty concludcd finaliy to adopt tho following
schcmc for dcfencc. Thcy cncampcd for tho
night near a strram of water, which protcctcd
them from bchind. A Iargc oak was felled aud
a brilliant firc kindled. Each man cut a log
ofwood about the sizc of his body, rollcd it up
nicclyinhis blankct, and put his hat on th"f
cndofit, and laid it bcforo the fire, that tlm
encmy might ta!:c it for a mai Thirfccn logs
wcrc fitted out in this manner, representing tho
scrgeant nnd his twelvc mcn. Thcy then pla
ccd thsm3elves with loadcd guns, bchind tl.d
fnllen tree. By this time it was datk, but tho"
fire was kcpt a burning till midnight. Thd
sergcnnt knew tl.at if they nver came, they
would come now.
A tall Ir.dian waseen through the glimmcr
ing of the firc, which was getting low. Hc
moved towards them, skulking ns an Indian
nhvays docs. Ho sccmed to suspcct at first
that a guard might be watching, but sceing nc
onc, hc came forwarJ moro, rcstcd cn his tor"
and was sccn to movo his fiiigcr as he countcd
tho ihirteen mcn sleeping, ns ho supposcd. by
thc fire. Hc countrd them again and rttircd.
Another camo up and did the same. Then tho
wljplr, slxteen in number, came up nnd glarcd
silenily at the logs, till they scemcd satisficd
thcy wcrc fast-nslccp. Prescntly thcy tool
nim, fircd thc wholo number of guns tipon tho
log'.ycllcd the war-whoop, and rusbed funvard
to murdcr nnd .ca!p thcir supposcd victims
They wcrc fircd upon by thc scrgeant and hi3
party, and not onc of thc Indians was left to telf
the story of that night. The scrgeant and his
party rcached thc army in safety.
Corrapondcnceoflht.y. Y. Com. Jldicrlkir.
MURDER AN'D ROBBERY.
St. Louis, April 18, 1S11.
The city is this morning in the greatest state'
ofexcitemcnl tbat I cvei saw. Some mbbers
last night entercil the btore of Muus, Simnn ns
and Bobrrtson, and murdereJ two clcrks, after
which tbey took what they cculd find and settire
to the Building; this mnrning ihat elegant store
lies a hcap nfsmoking mm. Collicr & Pettis'd
bnnking house, being in the same building, is
Thc two young mcn were ofthe greatpst re
spcctability, and thcir loss i? mnurncd by all.'
Several thnusnnd pcople aro Jt tbis motncnl
standin; tound tbe ruins, h pingjto find the re
mnins of Mr. Baker ; thc other, Mr. Weavsr, was
fouad with his facc much ctit by a Bowie knifpy
and a pistol shot over thc eye. They were both,
1 beiieve, from New York."
Another man was fcilled by the fjfh'ng ofthc
walls. The c tizens mct ihis morning nnd.ofTe'r
cd a reward ol 5J5,Ot.O. Evcry boat leaving the
port is boarded by the pnlice ofiicers ; one has just
returned wilh a suspcclcd man.
Since the ab'ivc was in type we have received
the Cincinna'i Gazctte ofthe 23d, from which
we c"py the f!low:ng:
Ve are indebted to Mesirs. Bowen and Hib
berd fnr a copv ol" ths f Ioi.ingprocIaraatioiv
brought by the Brszil just in fiorn St. Lpdis:
Fivk Thousand Doixars Reward.
WIiTeas. the counlinu hou.e of WillMmtCf.
Pettis, in ihc city of Si. Louis, was lasr night
rnbbed and set fire to, and twn young nie'o rnttr
dercl by burglara ; the above reward of fire' thou
sand doilars will bi p iid by the cityof St. Louis
fur the apprehcnoioc of ihc perpetrators of the'
acts, or for such lnfoimition as slall lead to
thcir iretcction nnd conviction, or a pfoportionat"
part ofthe said sum for nny one or more of them,
JOHN D. DAGGETT.
April 1. 1811. Mayornf the city of St. Loui
Gamhling away a daughter. "Arft:wday3'
since," says thc Journal dola Meusc. "an in.
habitant at Void, playing al billiards, staked
the hand of his orily daUghter, a handsome. girl
of nir.etecn, nr'ainst his ndvprs-inr. "l V 7as
prudent father losl, ahd the wirincr ias since','
msisiea on payment, ciatmn the voung tady,
fortune and all. or e!. a st
'I hf. vnnnn Inftr. I ' . - .1 , 1 .'"
uy 01 tne uargain, and gaming.Scbta carmcf J
eiiiorcca oy law.
"How do you do pro?" (meaningj brother.J
:u onp; nnd "llow do you doi said nnotr.
; and so-they went about shaking Tinds - 11