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SUXTBURY, PA. i
Uualnrsi llendcd to in ihe Comities of Nor
ami erland, Union, Lycoming and Columbia.
P. it A. Botoobt, ' '
Lowaa & Bi.aoy, '
SoMiut St SaoDomss, l'MlaJ,
RitROLDS, McFimnsD & Co.
Sriatna.Ooon ic Co.,'
George J. Weaver,
tOPB IOASSR 8im CHANDLER.
Ifo. 3 North Water Street, Philadelphia.
SAH ronelantly on htnJ, gencril aaaort.
meat of Cordage, 8eine Twines, Ate., ir i
Roptw, Fiahing Ropes, Wbile Ropes, Manil
Ropes, Tow Lines for Csnsl Boats. Also,
nplste assortment of Seine Twines, See, such
imp 8hd and Herring Twine, Beat Patent (Jill
it Twine, Cotton 8haJ snd Herring Twine, Shoe
ireads, &e. See. ; Also, Bed Corde, Plough line
titers, Traces, Cotton snd Linen Carpet Chains.
'., all of which he will dispose of on rnasonablf
ms. ... . ! ''; -' "" '
Philadelphia. November 13. 14T. ly
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iVrlglit'a Iaaian Vegetable Pills,
mry Massrr. 8unbuy.
ic J. Kauflinin, Augusts township,
hn H. Vine, nt, Chillisquaque.
me At Bi-iBtrei!et, Elyburg. ,
inucl ilnli. Little Mahon.iy,
illiam Deprwn, J kn.
I in J and Hsynes. McEwrnstille.
illi im Heimn & (Irother, Milton,
itsythe. Wilson & Co., NoithumberlsnJ ;
iStf R.ed. Putlegrove.
V. Scott. Rdshville.
tit R Frgtly, Bh.imokiiitowp.
ide 4c Fsirow Snyderstown.
os T. Bfisell, Tuihutsville.
ineville Holshue, Upper Mahonny.
-J. hn G. Rcnn. do do.
. E. L. I'ifer, Watrnnlown.
Wliolen.ile,' at the offioe and general dppot, I (59
Race St., PhiUdelpl-is. l c. 18, IS47.-ly
TUB CBE1P BOOK STORE.
DAITIEL'S & SMITH'S
Chkaf Nkw & Skcond hand Book Siohs,
North. lVtf corner nf fourth and Arch Slreel4
Lsw Books, Theological and Classical Books,
. MBDIOAXs BOOKS,
BIOGRAPHICAL S, HISTORIC AL BOOKS,
SctiNTtric o Mathematical Bo ...
Juvenile Books, in great variety.
Hymn Books and Prayer Books, Bibles, all sites
Blank Books, Writing Paper, and Stationary,
What ' and Itrtatt, '
If - Oca prices are mueh lower thnn tlie im-u prices.
I W Libisriea and small parcels of books purchused.
If" Books imported to order from London.
rhiludelphia, April 1, 1848 y
PORTER & ENGLISH,
' GROCERS COMMISSION MERCHANTS
, and Dealers 1st Seeds, .. ,
' v s. trrA st PHILADELPHIA.
Constantly on hand a general assortment of
. nn . o tiTTK't-c srrns I
To which they respectfully invite the attention
. Xll kinds of country produce taken in exchange
ol ine puonc
for Groceries or sola on L.oniumsi"ii.
Philad. April 1. 1848
OLITER & IriOLAlT,
InrosTEas and Dealess in
'mm WORSTED, CANVASSES, PATTERNS,
Cotton. Ntedlei, Pins, Setting Silk, .
Steel Beads. Bag Clasps, Sleel Tassels, Steel
Purse Rings, Purse Clasps, Plain aud Shaded
Purse Twist, Trimmings, . , ,,
Fancy Goods, &c.
'Cheap' for Cash to W,tolesule Dealers, at the
New Thread and Needle Store,
No. 8 Nurth fourth Nt. 178 Chettnut Street,
April 8. 1818. : . ' '
rRT PREMIUM PIAW TORTUS.
Pi'UE SUBSCRIBER has been appoibteO agent
ft Tor the sale of CONRAD MtltttSttLi
BRATED PREvtlUM ROSE WOOD PIANOS
I iliia filar a. Theaa Pianos have a plaiu, mas
' live and beautiful exterior finish, and, lor depth
of tone, and elegance of workmanship, ate not
surpassed by any in the United Slates.
Theaa in.trnments are bishlv approved Ol by
the, most erotheot Profsssois aud Composers of
Music in. this and ot&er cities,
i .For qualities of tone, touch and keeping, la
' tone upon Concert pitch, they cannot be aucpas-
sea oy aiioci Americas Qrc.ivj... .-
Suffice it to say that Madaoie CaStetlan; W. V
Wallace, Vieus Temps, and bis sister, the cele
brsted Pianist, and many others of the most dis
tinquitbed performers, have given these instru
mania Dreference over all others
They have also r ceived the first notice of the
three last Exhibitions, snd the last Silver Medal
by the Frankliu Institute tn 1843, was awarded
to them, which, with other piemiumi from ibe
, ssme source, may bt seen at the Wat loom No.
. 9 south FooriH t. i
. Ir7" A rmlher Silver Medal WM SKarded to C.
. Meyer, by the Frahklia InstiUile, Oct. 184 for
the best Piano in the eabiouion. ...
A ..ii.. as-tlia exhibition of the Fraoklio losti
tut. rirt IB4S. the Aral nrsmioaiaod medal was
awarded tC Meyer for his Piauoa, although it
bad Veen arUd at the exb.i.iuote year
Agaiu-altha last exhibition or tbe-Fraaklia
Institute. 1S47 aoother Premium was awarded
to C. Mayer, lot the best Plan in ibe esbibttion.
jl dos lea, at meir lass iuin'i r'
r M.v.r raeaivad the fit st silver Medal and Di.
ploma, for Ibe best squats Piano in the eihibitiou
' n-k... Pianos will be sold at the Bsonfactu.
rer's lowest Philadelphia prices, if npt something I
lower, t Persons are re;uesia to can anu
iM for .Ihemself. at the residence of the sub.
senber. ' ,
Sunbury, April 8, 1818
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A CLERGYMAN TAKEN lit AND DONfi FOR
The boat from Albany 'landed r6n ilie
pir,"Iast Tuesda hiorhin,' an Jiinocent,
unsophisticated clergyman from the Western
part of the State, Svho had never been in this
city before, and of course knew nothing of
the vicious habits of . the 'elephant.?,.'. The
clergyman stood on the pier, with his carpet
bag in his hand, and a wondrous expression
on his mild countenance,' When he was es-
!)ied by a Jehu, who was on the look out
bf a fare.- " ' r ' ; - ''.-.Si (..;! .
'Cokh, sir V says Jehu, touching his hat
respectfully, and looking demurely. H .
.: ies, my menu,' ine clergy map replied, .
wakjfjg(,sv4ddenly, from his reverie,. 'Jt d5
want a c'oftdi,'' : '. A
All tight, sir, come this way," and Jehu
s-.-iZCP i"c C&rpet , bag, to which its owner
clung and was aliased through' the crowd
to a rickety old machine,' which the driver
called a coach." " ' ! ' '
! 'Where toj sir "T says Jehu." ' 1 ' '
J 'To any respectable public house -1 am
a stranger here.' !i : . ji . ; , ;
I'll cary you to the best one in town
the hotel where rooms have been taken for
the King of France. .. ,. :
Bless me,' said the clergyman, 'is the ex
King of France coming over T -I didn't
hear of that.'., . r
'Expected next steamer, sir who would
have been here before, only he waited to
see if the Queen of England wouldn't want
to come alon too.' . :
Ah,' said the clergyman, we live in ex
citing times.' 1 .'
We don't do anything else, sir,' res
ponded Jehu, as he jumped on the box and
applied the whip to his miserable nags.
To what den of thieves the rascally coach
man carried our country friend, we cannot
say, since the victim was unable to describe
the place or its locality to the police. But
it was opposite a dity looking building,
that he was put down by the driver, who
then demanded three dollars fare.
Three dollars." exclaimed the good cler
gyman, why, a neighbor of mine said that
the rates were fixed by law, and that I
would have to pay only three shillings to
ride a mile in the city.' ..,,...
O, that was before the news of the French
revolution came ; wages have riz since then,
and the law now is for every man to get as
much as he can, and keep all he gets, and
we go in for that law we do.,
'But, my friend, if I had known that you
would have demanded so much, I should
'Taint safe for strangers to walk in the
city ten to one they'll meet the elephant.'
Mi'et the elephant I dont understand
By this time, according to the clergy
man's account, the knave, must have tired
of fooling with his victim, for he answered
'I cant stop to talk with you pay me
my three dollars and let me go.'
The country gentleman, unsuspicious an
hour before of such tricks, yet felt that he
was being cheated, and mildly declined to
pay the money. '
Then you must go before a magistrate,'
cried Jehu in a rage.
Willingly and if the magistrate says
that your charge is right, I will pay it.'
'Better pay it now and save the costs of
. 'The costs of court ! will a justice of the
peace charge anything for answering a sin
gle question I
'A single question : 11 you eo to law
with mt we,n have a regular trial, accord
ins to the new constitution ; I'll have a ju
ry of twelve men, if they can be got, or six
any how,' answered the hackman.
The clergyman endeavored to compro
mise with the Jehu, but a new idea had en
tered into the rascal's head, and he now
not only demanded three dollars fare, but
extra pay for the delay. The victim con
cluded to see the magistrate, and he re-entered
the hack and was driven off, where
he could not tell ; but his description of the
scene which followed was ludicrous e
nough. . , . i
I was introduced to the magistrate, who
shook hands with me, asked the hackman
what was the nature of the charge, and
shook his head when told that 1 would not
pay three dollars for riding from the steam
boat to the hotel. I asked him if the charge
was iust? He said that the new law was
not clear to his apprehension, and that a ju
ry must decide the matter ; and he thanked
God that under the new constitution the
iurv were iudsres of the law and the fact.
and he did'nt care a a n lor an me oencn
es in the Supreme Courtthen he walked
away with the drivelS aW tald me that I
must consider myself a prisoner -anui nne
case was adiudicated.i I asked him for my
carpet bag; . He said that the new law did
not allow a prisoner to have a carpet bag
or trunk.' until the chief of police had ex
aminea into we contents, ana ne asicea me
e 1 'li. I te''
for the key to send with the bag to the
chiefs office which I gave to him. I wait
ed for more than an hour before a jury was
I J .1. Al
empanneieo j wnen me txiat Began, ine ma
gistrate asked me if I had council. I re
Dlied no; upon which he said, that the
court would assign me councel, and red
faced man who stood in the doorwav was
told to take charge of my case;, Thehack
man was examined, and told bis story very
briefly, ' ' v , ,,,... . v ..
1 hen i was put upon the stand and ques
tioned and cross-questioned for two hours.
t ... . . - .
M I wm, vbaTwa. aate of m?
j wife's health how many children I had
if my conres-ation was urze what salarv
I had, and whether it was naid monthly or
quarterly whether th harl htn a mvi-
val in the neighborhood during- the ya
what ipy opinion of ,th ship fever was,
whether there had been anv cases of small
pox In my town, and if all the children had
been vaccinated what works on natural
history I had read, and whether I had seen
the elephant ! ' To each of these questions
n t uyBuity; KroBTHUAiBtertfANte county, pa; Saturday, may is, i84g. q
my counsel loudly protested, and dfTered to
show (from the new constitution that I could
hot be compelled to answer them. . .But I
told him I would much rather anl.vef them
at once, than to lose time in discussion.
Finally the case was giren to the jury a
ter a very long charge from the judge, in
which he said that whatever might be their
verdict, they must remember that I was a
clergyman who- had heretofore borne an
excellent character, and that J was entitled
to the benefit of a doubt, if there was such a
thing In the case, which he felt obliged to
say he doubted.' However,1 he referred
thein to the new constitution, and 'the whole
duty of man' an excellent work as .J knew,
Sua then sent tnem out for consultatipnrr-'
It was afternoon when the jury -borne in
with a verdict for the plaintiff. Thcjudge
ciphered on a. slate for . a few minutes, and
then told nie to .pay bree dollars 4o,the
coachman, and ehven dollar's costs of court,
and three Jollai; counsel foe. My counsel
said that I could appeal, if I would lodge
one hundred dollars with the court as secu
rity that I would carry the case up. - But I
preferred to pay the seventeen dollarij, es
pecially as I hadn't the hundred dollars to
lodge as security. I was then allowed to
depart, the court given me an order on the
chief of police for my carpet bag.' "
This was the story of the country cler
gyman, related with child like simplicity
at the chiefs office, where he presented
the order for his bag, and was informed
that he had been grossly imposed upon.
The knaves into whose hands he fell had
amused themselves, for nearly an entire
day, with their victim, before they plucked
him. V. Despatch.
. SYNOPSIS OF ASTOR'S W ILL.
BEQUESTS. . t .;.
To Duroihea Langdon, . his
daughter, his household fur
niture, valued at $10,000
Silver plate . t:.r; -( ,- : , 5,000
Slock of the city of New
York, 100,000 '
500 shares Bank of Ame
1000 Bhares Manhattan
Deposit in Life and Trust, 25,000
House and lot in Lafayette
Place, . 30,000
To the children of Mrs Lung
don, lots on Lafayette
100 lots ou Charlton, Mor- . , ,
ton, Greenwich, &c, part
on leased ground, SlpOO
To three sons of Mrs. Lanir
don, 8 lots o,i Broadway,
between Broome '. and
Spring street, , 120,000
To each of the 7 children on
arriving at 21 and 30 years
of agp, $50,000 each, . 350,000
Total to the Langdon family,
To four grand-daughters, 4
houses oii Broadway, $20,.
To his grand-daughter, Sarah
Burel, to City Hotel,
To hisgrand-sop, Charles Bris
tol, lot on Lafayette Place, 20,000
9 lots on Broadway, 180,000
9 do. on 8th Avenue, 18,000
43 do. on 8th Avenue, 43,000
8 do. on Avenue A, 8,000
Country seat at Hell Gate, 30,000
Block on Bedford street, 50,000
To John Astor, the interest
Ground on 14th street,
To his brother George's chil-
dren and widow, about 120,000
To his sister, Mrs. Miller, 1,000
To his nieces, 7,000
To the German Society, a balance, 5,000
To Indigent Female.Sdciety, 25,000
To the German BWormed Congregation, 2,000
All other bequests, estimated 600,000
Fdr a Public Library, 400,000
' -f ,w . $3,097,000
The above is a rough statement of the be
quests, including two nundrud dollars a year
iO.FiU Green llalleck. By which it appears
that Only about three millions is given to re-
lations and charity, leaving the balance of
his immense fortune to his William being
at least twenty millions of dollars. ' ;
Tub Dvke and Duchess o Moktpensier
embarked from Ostend on a Dutch steamer,
and arrived in Spain on the 2d met., where
quite a sensation had been created by the re.
fusol of Queen Victoria to receive them at
Buckingham Palace, Queen Isabella, slam
ming her door in the face of Mr. Bulwer, and
threatening to declare .wx, for the insult.
Accounts, say that-Queen Victoria made them
wait until she had- consulted her Foreign
Minister, and at last sent a message by an
usher, to say that she would reoeive the In
fanta of Spain, whenever the latter chose
but could not receive the Duke and Pucheee
of Montpensier. except in presence of her
Minister. - -'
Thi Irish National Fva. The Liver
pool Albion states' that two Irish vessels, on
the potnVpf leaving that port a short time
since, hoisted the. Irian national nag. , Upon
this being perceived, they were immediate.
ly pursued by a Government vessel, where
span they promptly! lowered the obnoxious
Improvement on Faber'm
, , j
' The celebrated speaking figure of Faber
exhibited In Philadelphia mdre than a year
ago, as, it appear) been improved upon oy
Dr. Lube, of Angsbnrg Germany. A German
paper Jhos describes it: I ''. ! c.n-w. ;
This wonderful Automaton is the invention
of our ingenious townsman, Dr. Lube, who
kindly admitted us to his laboratory, to wit
ness its extraordinary feats..;. When we' en
tered, the Doctor was seated at a sort of cabi
net, having a kev-board, some whit Wmflar to
that Of a' piano forte,' arranged o.i one side of
it ' and nearly in the centre of thet room sat a
fashionably dressed gentleman, who rose and
bowed as we entered. Our salutations wiih
the' Doctor Tjeing Wer,"!he 5ntrbijuc9c the
gentleman to us as Sir. Eisenbrass, who po-1
litely wished us "good morning," and re
mained standing unlll we were seated, then 1
quietly Sank into a seat him'self, '.
At first our conversation was upon ' the or
dinary topics of the day 1VIr. Eisenbrass '
joining in with an occasional remark, but to
which the - Doctor paid little attention, and
kept amusing himself with the keys of the
instrument at which ho was seated, yet
without producing any sound. This surprised
us, and we observed to the Doctor, "that his
instrument did not seem inclined to be musi
cal this morning." This brought a laugh
from the Doctor, which was immediately
echoed by his friend in such an unearthly and
comical manner, that we could not refrain
from laughing also although we felt that it
was at our own expense, ; i
As soon as we became a little calm, the
Doctor rose from his sent, and tuking us kind
ly by the hand, said :, "Pardon me, my dear j
friend, for having played an innocent prank
upon you. Mr. Eisenbrass is the Automation
I invited you here to see ; and being the
first who has seen it, I could not resist a sort
of paternal desire of showing it off, as foud
parents always do their first-born children." '.
We looked at the Doctor then at Mr. Ei
senbrass, and again at the Doctor, to see If
h was quizzing us There sat Mr. E. im
moveable, with his eyes fixed upon the floor,
hile the Doctor seemed bursting with de
We looked again, "I see," said he, "you
are incredulous ; let mo convince you" and
seating himself on the instalment again, and
touching the keys, Mr. E. immediately, be
en in 3 animated, ami luugUod and talked quite
fluently. We now observed quite a thick
buudlc of line covered wire extending from
the cabinet to the chair of Mr. Eisenbrass.
The Doctor then ro.se and explained the
whole affair to us. When Professor Fuber
completed his speaking automation, (a par
ticular account of which we gave a year or
two since,) Dr. Lube conceived the idea of
constructing an artificial man, and placing
within it a modification of the apparatus of
Professor Faber, to be operated by voltaic
electricity ; but intended " to imitate to a
greater extent the power of speech than the
Professor had done. The idea onco concei
ved, was immediately acted upon. :Tke bones
of a human subject were procured, aud cloth-
id with a complete muscular system, com
posed of vulcanized caoutchouc. The con-
sumate anatomical knowledge of Dr. Lube
enabled him to do this with great success ;
at the same time adding a perfect system of
nerves made of line platinum, .wjrp, covered
with silk. It is undoubtedly-know n to most
of our readers that the muscles of animals
act by an enlargement or contraction in the
middle, produced by the will acting through
the nertesi . . , ' '
These efforts were imitated, by placing in
the centre of each musio electric magnet,
witkLdelicate machinery attached, to beAvork
ed :by galvanic currents through the platinum
wires or nerves, which were connected with
the battery, and the key board tf the instru
ment above referred to. So all that was ne.
cessary to produce a certain action in the
figure, or make it give forth particular sounds
was to1 touch the required key os in certain
descriptions of telegraphs, and the required
result was sure to follow. As a matter of
course, the accomplishment ot all this was a
thing of no. small difficulty, and ordinary
minds would have shrunk from it. - But Dr.
Lube, with a zeal and perservance worthy of
all imitation, has mastered every obstacle,
and produced a work that will place bis name
far up on the scroll of Fame.
t - ' ' ' ' ? -f "
A Alphabet or Shobt Rules Well worth
Remtmbrin' --Mleni well to your business.
Be punctual m your payments.
' Consider well before you promise.
Dare to do right.
Envy -no more
Faithfully perform, your duty.
Go not in the path of vice. ..
, Have respect for your character. .,
, Infringe on one's rights. .
tae not, for any consideration ( j ' " '
Make few. acquaintances. '
Never profess what you do not practice. ;
Occupy your time m usefulness, i '.
: Postpone nthmttbat you can do now. '
; Quarrel net with your neighbor. .
, tecm)jfne very. man for his.labo'c. ,.
Save something against a day of trouble.
' Treat everybody with kindness. ' , (
Use yourself to moderation.
Vilify no person's tepataiiooj,
Watchfully guard again idleness. " '
j. Examine your oonduct daily. " ' '
i I Yield to superior judgment i: -M
Zealously pursue the right path.
.1?. - . - ,.. . TRIAL OT GENERAL PILLOW. ; ,
"H The New Orleans Delta contains a full re
port ot the trial of Gen. Pillow, up to April
13th, the twenty-fifth 'day of the session of
the court. The whole eVidence1, in its pres
ent stage, is to prove that General Pillow
does not deserve the credit of planning the
battle of Contreras. The details are too long
for the crowded state of our colums and We
therefore give a synopsis, embracing some of
the points of interest : r
' ''Captain Taylor's testimony was very clear,
ly against the claim of Gen. Pillow, of having
planned the battle of Contreras. ' He says, "I
asked him ihe night before the battle how
things looked. He replied badly. He said
the position was very strong, too strong to be
attacked, and that he was going to report
that fact to Gen Scott, . ady'sieTg him to leave
it, and get in tna'rcar of San Antonio." Ra
ther a strange opinion Tor one who had plan
ned the attack
Lieut. Beauregard testifiedhal, in a , con:
sulfation of general and stitfT officer, at Tie
dad, Gen Scort. expressed a decided .prefer
ence for attacking Chapultepec, iii preference
to the Gurita of San Autonia, but that Con.
Pillow preferred un attack on the latter, al
though on the evening before he had said to
him that the time for attacking the latter had
John H Peoples, of the American Star,
gave some details of a conversation betweeti
himself aud Gen. Pillow, in reference to Mr
People's previous notice of intention to pub
lish the Leonidas letter, with such comments
as he thought it deserved. Gen. Pillow said
You must recollect, as I said before, that I
never forget my frieuds nor forgive my ene
mies. At that time the late Capt. Smith, 3d
Infantry, came in, and the conversation stop
ped. After Capt. Smith had left the room, I
asked Gen. Pillow if he would allow me to
take that letter which he hud addressed, but
not sent to me, that ho could shape a contra
diction, as he authorised, from. He reminded
me again, when I got up to leave the room)
that he was Becond in command, and if Gen.
Scott should go home, or anything were to
happen him, he then would take command of
the army. .
The substance of Lieut. Tilton's testimony
is comprised in the following paragraph :
On or about the 22d of Sept., I, together
with another officer, paid a visit of ceremony
to Gen. Pillow. Upon that occasion, the con
vejsation turned upon the battles preceding
our entrance into the city. Major OenT Pil
low stated to us that the battle of Molino del
Rey was au unfortunate affair ; ho informed
us that he hud lost 860 men, which loss we
(meaning the general officers) sedulously con
cealed from the army, lest it might have a
dispiriting effect on the men, and that Gen.
Scott was stunned or paralysed by this loss ;
and consequently, upon himself as second in
command, devolved the subsequent move,
meuts or words to that eflect : I do not re
collect exactly the words used. I . was also
given to understand at the same lime, ..by
Gen. Pillow, that the conception, as well as
the execution, of the assault upon Chapulte
pec, originated with himself. With the ex
ception of some personal compliments on our
sejvej and the Voliigeur regiment, .that was;
I believe, the substance of the conversation
Mr. Trist thus runs a tristful thrust at Gen.
P:e claims to the honors of the victory of the
20th August. They had been in Gen. Scott's
room on the night of the 19th, engaged in
consultation respecting; the contemplated bat
tie of the morrow. Mr. T. says:
The company dropped off until at a very
late hour of the night, when preparations
were made y Gen; Scott to go to bed, and
he had a bed made in his room also for Gen
Pillow. Upon leaving the room to go to my
own, Gen i Pillow followed me, and went
with me to my room. He then, in a very
solemn tone, seid to me, ;This is goiug to be
a failure." I answered that things had cer
tainly not looked very bright at nightfall, but
my own spirits had been very much raised
by Capt. Lee's arrival, and the information
brought with him. Can. Pillow did not no
tico my remark, but, in a tone ant! maipier
implying that I had interrupted , linn, went
on to say, that "I call on you now to remem
ber, and bear me witness hereafter, that I
have had .nothing to 4h with ." At that
time, I looked upon these words as the dying
chage of, a inaq who expected to be killed
next day, and m a manner corresponding to
that expression, I made him a .promise, as
well as i recollect, "I will not forget." He
then began some further remarks in the same
strain, giving his views of what onght to be
Mr. Trist further testified, that at a meet
ing of many general officers, about the 11th
of September, Gen. Scott was in favor of at.
tacking Chapultepec, but that Gen. Pillow
was very reserved. Furthermore, that about
the same time Gen; Pilkw expressed to him
bjs 'deoided opinion that there should be no
more active operaUons until ine army was
reinforced.'1 He also testifies that Gen. Soot t
was not cast down nor irresolute after the af
fair of Mou6y(M Rey, a stated by Gen.
Pillow, though he was much grieved at the
lo'sVof -rftaky personal friends. He says
I reoolteot, rsxrtioularly, Martin Sport -was
one of them. His mind, in other respects, was
pieewsly what I have always known it to be,
in regard to all operations of lbs' amy, but
aH day In receiving reports, and comparing
views, perfectly clear and collected. 11 there
wm My difference between his. eondition
then and en farmer occasion, he was mote
Ps,The tesUmoney of Mr, Trist . went princi-'
pally to exculpate Gen, Scott from the impu
tation cast upon him by Gen, Pillow, of hav
ing made an 'experiment" in the affair of
Molino del Rey. i Mr. Trist, it would eeern)
was hot altogether cool in his manner, as the
President of the Court requested that he
Would cive his evidence with less of arjirit
and torjeand hatred, fee, ' . , .
The subjoined extract from the testimony
of Capt. Huger, on the evening of the 20th,
after the battlei it would be well to comnare
with the one quoted above ,tllo testimony of
Mr. Trist, given late at night bv Gen. Pillow.
just before the battle '
I rode up to him to congratulate him on his
safety and the success of the day( which had
turned out as well as we could haVo wished
from tho propects of the previous night. The
General replied, "Yes sir, I am getting along
ery well ;. 1 llad arranged all mv . nlaus.
which have been mi.ni...fnllu .-nrrln,!
nd.Oeiij Scott is perfectly satisfied with it."
ine subjoined quotation from tha same
witness, Capt. ll., only agrees with the opin
ion entertained by every sensible nml candid
mind in this, country, respecting the euertrv
of the brave old General who has done so
much with so meagre means in Mexico.
Q. Hail the witness many official or other
interview with General Scott between the 7th
nd the 19th of September, and what was
the impression received by witness on those
occasions, regarding said cott's energy com
pared with earlier occasions in the cam
paign t '
A. I have had frdqlienl interviews with
General Scott during the stated time J and as
tho occasion required any great energy, I
think he always displayed as ninth or more
energy, both of mind and body, us 1 observed
on lesser occasions.
Lieut. Beeman testified that Mai. Burns
denied positively to him having been the au
thor of tho Leonidas letter. The Maior. it
will be recollected, claimed, before the court
the authorship of said document. Ha also
showed Lieut. B. certain laudatory verses, in
which Gen. Pillow's name was introduced in
the chorus, tho whole written and adapted
to the beautiful air of Jim Crow.
Lieut. McConnell thus speaks in answer
to a question when and where he saw Gen
eral Pillow at the battle of Chapultepec. He
states the time twenty minutes after the
place had fallen, that Gen. Pillow was carried
into the works.
"When I was near the building, I saw
Gen. Pillow borne along on the backs of somo
soldiers. I remomber it was at this, time
that they were carrying him along, for t stop
ped a moment to look at hiin, and seeing that
he did not appear to suffer much hurt, and
remembering a circumstance which happen
ed some time previous, I passed on thinking
he was but slightly hurt."
The testimony of Lieut. Simpson goes
merely to confirm that of Lieut. McComfel!,
as to the time that elapsed after the fall of
Chapbltepec before the arrival of Gen. Pillc'r,
in a blanket, at the castle.
' It was thought that the Court of Inquiry
would soon adjourn to the United States,
where are many of those whoso testimony is
'. ;' . r i t ...i , : '
The For OuTwmxn.--Iu one of our coun
try taverns a' few years since there happened
to be a number of respectable farmers clad
in the usual habit, when a spruce young
gentleman came in, rigged m the highest
style, with a watch in his pocket, who strut,
ted about the room with great pomp, dangling
his watch keys and seals in the most foppish
manner. After swaggering about the room
for a few minutes, he cried out and challen
ged any man in the room to drop money
with him, one piece at a time, mid tha one
whose purse held out the longest should take
the whole and treat tho company. No one
at first appeared to'act!ept his challenge which
only tended to render the fop more inflated
with an idea of his .superior wealth, and ha
became trie more earnest ; at longlh a rusty
looking, but shrewd old farmer observed, if
no one else would except of his offer he would
doit. 'It's done," said ihe fop; nd imme
diately called on the third man lohold the hat
The farmer then put his hand iu his pock
et and took out what he called a bung
town copper, aud dropped) h into, t.he hat.
The fop immediately dropped in his second
piece, and the farmer, feeling in his pocket
for another .piece, but -finding none, gravely
observed, '1' ami treat, t have no-more; you
may take the whole and treat the company.'
'Wire! wife! our Cow's dead choked
with a turnip!' '.
'1 told you so'.- L always Jrnovf'd she'd
choke herself with them turnips.'
'But it was a pumpkin a darned big one.'
Wal, it's ail the same.: ' I know'd all along
how it would be. Nobody -but tt ninny like
you, Would feed
cow on pumpkiiis that
wasn't ebbpt' '
iTh mmnkins wasehopt. And 'twant tho
pumpkhis nuther, what chokedhor, 'twas thf
trav the end on't is sticken out of het mouth
now.' . . .
'Ugh! Ugh! There goes my bread tray -No
longer ago than yesterday, I told you the
oowd swallow that tray."
... m r i
Qun:, -sift it 1 In 830', no sooner had
the Day of Algiers ' arrived in Franpe, as a
prisoner of Charles the tenth, than the king
was dethroned and exiled; .and in. 1841. no
sooner had the Emir Abdel Kader reached
the snores of FraMefes the prisoner of Louis
PlyUippe, than the Hitig of the barricades
was dethroned and exiled-
OLD SERIES VOL. 8NO. 33.
J$MS OF EOEStfV;
- THE IIQIIT OF PASO DEL MAR; : v;
Gusty and raw was the morning, .
i A fog hung over the seasi ,
And its grey skirts, rolling inlahri, v :
Were torn by the mountain trees; t
No. sound was heard,, but The dashing'
Of waves oft the sahdy bar,. T .; -i
When Pablo of 'Sail Diego I i. -!',.,
Rode down to the Paso del Mar. j-.
The pescador, out in his shallop, ',
''' - Gathering his harvest so wide, ' '
Sees the dim bnlk rjflhe headland
Loom over the waste of the tide j
He sees, like a white thread, the pathway
Wind found on the trrit51e wall,
Where the faint, moving speck of the rider
Seems hovering close- to its fall
Stout Pablo of San Diego '' ' ' 1 ' . 1
'Rode'd&vn "front" the hills behind;' c
With tho bells on his grej mule.twihkttug,
Ho sang thr6ign'lRe fog and wind " '
Under his thick, misted eyebrows,
Twinkled his eye like a star," " '''''
And fiercer he sang, as the sea-winds '
Drove cold on thu Paso del
Now Bdrnal, the herdstnan'bf Corral,
Had travelled the shore since dawn, ,
Leaving tha ranchos behind him . ;
Good reason had he to be gone ! ' w
The blood was still red on his dagger,
Th'jfury wa .hot in His brain, ,
And the chill, driving scud of the breakers
Beat thick on his forehead in vain. '
With his I'la'n&et wrapped gloomily around
He mounted the dizzying road,
And the chasms and steeps of the headland
.Were slippery and wet as he trode ;
Wild swept the wind of the ocean
. Rolling the fog from afar; ' 1 , ' "' '
W hen neat him a mule-bell came tinkling,
Mid-way on the Paso del Mar 1
"Back!" shouted Bcrnal, ful fiercely",
And "back !" shouted Pablo, in writllr;
As his mule halted, ctartled and shrinkinp,
, Pn the perilous line of the path !
The roar of devouring surges
Came up from the breakers' hoarse war ;
And "back; or you perish!" cried Bcrnal,
"I turn not on Paso del Mar !"
Tho grey jiiule stood firm as tlie Headland ;
He clutched at the jingling rein,
When Pablo rose up in his saddle,
And smote, till he dropped it again.
A wild oath of passion swore Bernal,.'' .
And brandished his dagger, still red,
While fiercely stout Pablo leaned forward t
And, fought o'er his trusty mule's hoad.
Thty fought, till the black wall below them
Shone red through the misty blast ;
Stout Pablo ihnn struckileanln further,.
The broad breast of Bernal at last. .
And frenzied with pain, the swart herds
Closed round him his terrible grasp, :
And jerked him. despite of his struggles,
Djwn from the mule, in his clasp. '
They grappled with desperate madness,1
On the slippery edge of the wall,
They swayed on the brink, and together
Reeled out to the rush of the' fall!
A cry of tho wildest death anguish t
Rang faint through the mist afar,
Aad the rklerless mule went Hbnieward ,
From thi fight of the Paso del Mar ! '
BX J. DONKEY, M. B,. ',
T ' ''''''
Merchants- generally dieyof- the bilious,
printers of the typhus, and brokers of the re
mittent fever. ' '. '
Masons usually go off with stone, gravel or
Most tailors leave the .world in fits- though
there customers rarely do.
If an-editor is unwell, you maybe sure"
that there is something wrong in the circula
tion - ' '
Misers are frequently troubled with Ihe
gripes, and pains iu the chest. V t' '
Seamstresses suffer much from stiches in
the side.' - ' ' '
Some of our bonevolent men are frequent
ly attacked with inflamation of the bowel.
The children of coopers are never tree trom
the hooping cough. "r ' . , . I ;
Lovers have a palpitat.on of the heart, and
expectorate too much. The best remedy is
a strong solution of Sal Soda. " i
Oi'rreOngressional orators are never troubled'
with shortness of breath'; although with them
flatulence is not uncommon. -' -v
Dvers are subject to the blues and scarlet
fever, and cloctmakers1 tottie tic doloureux.
Uiazier are never wunuui pamB. , ,
Brewers are constantly ailing. '
It is said that our President is troubled
with all sorts of complaiuts, and that' the Sec-''
retary of the Treasury has' been fearful of
Most of the leaders of the Sunday Mercn-
ry have a difficulty of digestion ; on the oih-'
er halid, the anbeoribers of the BO od Chron-"
otyps are said to have remarkable strong
stomach...' , . '
Poke root is a good purgative, tnrt is apt to
produce external and internal oonvsjaisaa--uhder'all
circumstances one dose will be
louna quite J.
The King's Evil is not known in this coun-yT
ly, and is beoonvpg rare even to Europe,
- .i m" .'
A llomojosavthio College is shout f
tablished In Philadelphia, the UX.
having PMed) st Us last W