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GEMS OF POESY.
BV CHARLES FeNNO HoFFMAN.
Supposed to be written by a Mexicnii pri
soner within tho American linpsalSitliillo.)
We saw their watch-fires through the night
Light np the far horison'e verge;
Wo heard at dawn the gathering fight,
Swell like the distant ocean surge
The thunder-tramp bf mountain hordes
Frru distance sweeps a bodine souiitl.
As Aztec's twenty thousand swords
And clanking cliarges shakes thur ground.
A fnm ! now all is hushed again
How strange that lull before tho storm,
That fearful silence o'er the plain
Halt they their battle line to form ?
It booms it booms it booms again,
And through each thick and thunderous
The war screams seems to pierco the brnim
As charging squadron interlock.
Columbia's sons of different race
Proud Aztec und bold Alleghan,
Are grappled there in death embrace,
To rend each other, man to man !
The storm-clouds lift, and through tin; haw
Dissolving in the nnnu-tido light.
1 see the sun of Aztec blaze
Upon her banner broad and bright !
And on slill on, her ensigns wave,
Flinging abroad each glorious fold ;
While drooping round each sullen slave
Cling Alleghan's but half unrolled.
Rut stay ! that shout has stirred tho air;
I see the stripes I see the stars
O God ! who leads the phalanx there,
Beneath those fearful inrleor bars ?
"Old Ziick" "Old Zack-' the war-ery rat
Amid those men of iron tread,
As rung "Old Fritz" in Europe's battles,
When thus his host great Frederick led !
Like Cordellieres snow-fed flood
lis torrent-track through forest reiulerins,
Like Sanligo's crashinir wood
Through which it whirls, in form descend
ing. So Taylor's power in that wild hour
Upon our central might is thrown,
So round his dread resistless trend
Our bleeding ranks are rent and strewn.
Oh! hardly from that carnage dire
We drag our patriot chief away
Who, crushed by famine, steel nnd fire.
Yet claims as his the despemte day !
That day whose sinking light is shed
O'er Buena Vista's field, to tell,
Where round the sleeping nnd the dead,
Walks conquering Taylor's sentinel.
While the battle was going on, there
came up a thick black cloud while extended
itself across tho valley, immediately over the
two armies, entirely concealing them from
my view, from which I could henr peal after
peal of heavy thunder, and see tho sharp
lightning descend. At the same tiniH I could
heai tho roar of the cannon of both armies,
then engaged in deadly conflict; as though
heavons'e artillery was contending ugsiinst
that of feeble man. .
Letter front an Oilicer, iu the Knith rtiothr.
ARRIVAL OF Til K
XI AG A K A.
SKCKX DAYS LATER .
LM POIItANT NEWS !
ItLOODV CONFLICT IX PARIS.
LOSS OFl.lFETi T Oio,0(i0.
The Arch llWhup of I'urU, six Deputies uuil lour,
leen General Officers among Ike sliiln.
The Arch Bishop slain while Proposing Peace
to tin Insurgents!
Boston, July I.
Tho steamship Niagara arrived at Uoatou
this morning at 7 o'clock. Sho briir-a news
of ono of the most terrible and bloody con
flicts iu Paris ever known. It listed four
days, and resulted iu the triumph of the Go
vernment. The loss of lifa is estimated at from eight
to teu thousand. Six deputies and fourteen
general officers were among tho killed. The
Archbishop of Paris also lost his'life.
Tho following is a summary of this san
guinary affair. The strife began in conse
quence of a misunderstanding of a phrase
used by the Mayor to a deputation of work
men' A person who had taken a prominent
pait in the affair of May, was acting as
spokesman for the deputation, when the May
or asked them if they were slaves; which
being reported served as the signal for the
On Thursday night, barricades were erect
ed and the National Guard turned out. The
insurgents seized all that portion of the city
about the Fanbourg St. Antoine, and threat
ened the Hotel de Ville.
On Friday, there was some fighting, in
which the insurgents were successful. Lam
artine rode with the staff of Gen. Cavaignao
to quell the insurrection, but. without effect.
- Artillery was used, but at night the insur
gents had gained ground and strength.
On Saturday, the Assembly declared its
session permanent. The Government 're
signed the supreme executive power, which
was given to Gen. Cavaignae, who decla
red Paris in a stale of siege. - V . . '. :
( The whole day was spent in fighting,' exc
ept a lull during 4 thunder storm '' The war
of artillery and musketry w terrible. :
sVltJHj ,T!?:!iRw n county; pa!, sATunbAY; iiii.Y siPiTJsT
, ' On Saturday night the state of the capital
wasawiul. Troops were pouring in fuim the
-viiiuuruig apartments, lite red tlagol tlio
socialists was raised, and the lighting con
On Sunday, the President of tho Assembly
announced that the Government had com
pletely succeeded in suppressing the revolt
on me left side of the city, and that Gen Cay
aignac had given the insurgents on tho right
name 01 the Ieuie till lOo clock, to surrender
If they did not do so by that hour, prepara
tions nad been, made to bring tho heaviest
artillery to bear upon them, and no doubt
remained that the insurrection could be put
Tho hope, however, was not realized. The
fight continued during Sunday with fearful
loss of life.
The last band took refuge iu tho Cemetery
of Pere la Chaise.
A commission has been appointed to try
those taken with nrms in their hands.
The insurgents, and especially tho women
etiiragnd in (), affair, treated the nrisoners
with unexampled barbarity, cutting oir their
hands and feet, and torturing them iu every
TlIK DlMTIIS OF T1IK AltCHBlSHoP AM) M.
We copy from tho New York papers re
ceived hist eveiiinjr, the following additional
details of the dreadful intelligence received
On Saturday, lite 24th, the National Assem
bly declared itself iu permanence, and Paris
was declared 11: a state of seize : tho execn.
ve power was delegated absolutely to Cav
aignao, and at half past 10, the members of
the executive had resigned They declared
that they should have been wanting in their
lulies nnd honor, had they withdrawn bc-
lore. As sedition is a public peril, thev only
witinirew nelore a vote of the Assembly.
nrports poured m every hour to the As
sembly and as tho iutelligeiiDe arrived of
the slaughter of the National Guards, und the
fall of one general after another, who was
kille.t or wounded by tho insurgents, the
sensation became deep and nlarmiiiir.
During tho whole of Fridny night, nnd un
til 3 o' clock 011 Saturday, tho roar of artillery
and tho noise of musket wore incessant.
In this frightful state of things, the Assembly
oetraycu not a little alarm.. A deputation
from the Assembly was proposed to go and
entreat the combatants to cease this strife,
but nil the successive retxirts proved that the
insurgents were bent 011 only yielding tip the
struggle with their lives, and their valor was
only surpassed by tVir desperate resolution.
On Saturday ni"hl at 12 o'clock tho cunilal
was m tin nwlul slate, righting continues
with unabated fury. Large numbers of
troops poured in from all the neighboring de
partments, but still the insurgents, having
rendered their positions almost impregnable,
resisteil more or less effectually all the force
that could be brought against them. The
red flag, the banner of the P-tpxiblique Demo
cratiave et Svcia'e, was hoisted.
The fighting continued the whole of Sun
day, with a fearful loss of life, especially to
the National Guards. 1
On Monday the reinforcements Gen. La
moiiriere had received from Cavaignae ena.
bled him to route tho insurgents iu the
eastern part of the city, and although redu
ced to extremities they still fought with in
It was thought oa Monday morning early
that Iney would surrender, but tho hope thus
held out of the termination of tho insurrec
tion was not immediately realized.
At about half-past ten, the lighting was re.
sinned, and it was only aftera frightful strug
gle of about two hours that tho Government
troops every where prevailed, and the insur
rection being broken the insurgents were ei
thcr shot, taken prisoners, or fled into the
country in the direction toward Vincennes
The Eastern quarters, comprising the fou-
bourg St Antoine, due Temple, Meuilmoutant
and Pepingcourt, were the last subdued.
On Tuesday the insurrection was definitely
quelled. The loss of life has been terrific, no
fewer than fourteen general officers had been
put hors du combat greater loss than in the
most splendid engagements of Napoleon.
The Death or tub Archbishop. Four
or five members of the National Assembly
are among the killed, and as many more
wounded, but the most touching death of all
is that of the Bishop of Paris. The venerable
prelate on Sunday . volunteered to go to the
insurgents as a messenger of peace. Cavaig
nao said that such a 6tep was full of danger,
but this Christian pastor persisted. He ad
vanced, attended by his two vicars, towards
the barricades, with an olive branch borne
before him, when he was ruthlessly shot in
his groin add fell mortally wounded. The
venerable patient was ordered by the insur
gents to the nearest hospital in St Antoine,
where he received the last sacraments, lan
guished and has since died.
. The editor of the Pere Ducherse, M. La
roche, was shot in the head at the barricade
Rochechoart, where, in the dres of a work
man, he was fighting at the head of insur
gents.', It will probably never bo correctly
ascertained to -what extent this sacrifico of
human life in this frightful struggle has reach
ed. Some compute the loss on the side of
the troops at from 9000 to 10,000 slain, but
we hope this is exaggeiated.
4 The women were hired to poison the wine
sold to the soldiers, who drank it, reeled, and
died.' h seemed to be believed generally,
(hat if the insurgents had succeeded in fol
the arts, aarttulturr, ittarftets, amusements, re.
lowing up their admirably concerted plan of
Operation, and having advanced, tlirir limy
Mid possessed theniFolves of, the Hotel do
ille, had followed up the river, the whole
city would nave been given np to pillage
indeed, the words "pillage" and "rape" are
soid to have been inscribed on ono of their
banners. Not less than 30.000 stand of arms
have brcn seized and captured in the fan
bourg St. Antoine nlone,
The streets wero barricaded, the windows
wore lined with mattresses ; behind which
murderous fire was poured down on the troops
mm gangways of internal communication had
been opened from house to house, which sup
plied ammunition or means of escape to the
On the left bank of the Seine the left wins
extended to the Pantheon, by the steep and
narrow line of tho Rite St. Jacques, which
was completely barricaded, nnd even fortified
with cannon. The attack on this portion n
lone cost fifteen hour's hard and uninterrun
fil.i: ;. ., : ... 1
-. Hominy, ji-iu was ine iirsr. wnicn was
The attack on the right winr which ex
tended to the Clos St. Lazare,vn conducted
by Lamoriciere, who gradually forced hi
way on tho third day, to the barriers, nnd
there effected his junction with the central
division of Gen. Duv ivier.
Prom Second Kdiiion of Ixinj) n CI iln-, June 30
The new ministry does not now civc inii
;i.-tti suusiuciinii, 01 course, iwuny pursous
complain of the retention in power of four of
the old ministers, viz: Recttrt, Cnrnot, Belli
iiiwui mo'j uasutir, ana asKea wny jl. Thiers
II .11- I L 1 I - . ... . .
is not named. ; -
They also complain that what is called the
clique of the National, ' has still ihe nseen
deney, and mention as a proof thu' nomina
tion of admiral Le Blanc as minister of the
marqne. As to the composition of the new
ministry, tho only Teally bad nomination is
This man is almost ns objectionable as
Ledru Rollin, for his circulars when they
were in power together before the election
were as violent as those of Ledru Rollin, nnd
seemed to huve been written by the same
As to Recurt, he is really an honest, well
meaning republican ; for 2f years he has had
an unsullied reputation in private life, and
none of his public acts lmve brought odium
upon him. Bcthmout. the Minister of Justice
is also an honest man and a moderate repub
lican. . . v ;
Bastille, the Minister of Foreign affairs, al
though long suspected of a tendency to red
Kcpiililicuuism, behaved nobly in tho affair
of l.ouiti Rhino. Ho was tho only Minister
who had the courage and tho honesty to de
mand the arrest and trial of tluit mad deina-
Froui the John Donkey.
Extract from a New axu ixtehestixu
m ho killed (oik rodin ?
THE COURT OF INQUIRY.
Characters The members of the Court
Judge Advocate General Spottv, General
Bellow, General Dins, Colonel Donkcan,
Captaiii Dar, Colonel Yawnev, and Colonel
Act V. Scene 5f!th.
Judge Adv. dipt. Dab is called us a wit.
Gen. Spotty. I object to Capt. Dar. Ho will
tell what he knows, and a great deal more
G'eii. Bellow. This is too bad it's just like
Ccii. Spotty. As a'distinguished civilian
once said, on a memorable occasion, you go
to home, where you belong. It's a pity
you ever joined the army.
Gt i. Bellow. To this, I will make oiw om
phalic remark Sok .'
The Court. The Generals are out of order.
The objections are overruled, and tho witness
must be heard.
fudge Adv. Captain, you will bu pleased
to state emphatically, categorically, paronri-
cally, and diaphoretically.
"II ho killed Cock nobbin?" iPfojiiiul j.vi-
Capt. Dar. Gen. Bellow with his bow and
arrow ho killed Cock Robbin ! With my
little eye 1 did spy and I saw him die.
Gen. Spotty (excited.) May it please the
court this is all my eye. I will prove that
Captain Dar is
The Court You are out of order. You
may cross examine.
Gen. Spotty (sneering). The court will ob-
servo that tho witness is a dragoon, with his
long sword, saddle bridle, as an immortal
Gen. Bellow It's of the right size for you.
Gen. Spotty The witness will state w he-
ther it was a long bow used by Gen. Bellow
in killing Cock Rubin, and whether the wit
ness himself is not fond of drawing the long
bow, The witness will appreciate my kind
ness and courtesy, in asking him, as a branch
of the latter part of my query, to state ' whe
ther his system of taotios is not fibulous.
Derived from Fable, Fib, ko. ' '" '
Capt. Dar. Gen. Bellow used a bow just
about as long as you are. The second part
of this question is unworthy the big officer
that put it, and is an insult to me in general,
and the whole army in particular. ,
Ct. Spotty. I will prove it. . "
Gen. Sellout'.. Yon can't come it. ,
Gen. Spotty. Go to grave--in Tenneese.
Gen. Bellow. Soup !
OFFICE, CORNER OF. CENTRE ALLEY
( Court. Order.Call ..Gen. Digs and Col.
Breaknap. . '' 1 .-, ,
! Gft. Digs. 1 don't kiiorv that Capt. -Dar
is whrtt-d'ye-ctill it tibulons. , ,
Col. Breaknap.' 1 know. Capt. Dar. , His
tactics are not. fibulous.
Gen. Spotty.- Pleuse call Yawney,
Col. Yaieney (airuking.) Augh-wah! I've
been asleep no fight going on. I understood
the question. I believe 1 think, that Capt.
Dar is fibulous, and has been so on former
Gen. Bellow. When, where, how and on
what occaaious !
Col. Yaicncy. I di n t recollect have a
bad memory (trocs to sleep.)
Col. Bellow. Call Col. Dunecnn.
Co'. Donecan. Here! I have knou n Captain
Darr uboul twelve yais, and have often had
social iiequniiitunou wi ll him. IU is not
: Get). Spotty. Tin Court will understand
that this witness graduated at West Point as
an engineer, and fought his battery of light
artillery nt Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma,
Monterey, and in all tho. battles from Vera
Cruz to the City of Mexico. , It is asserted
tliat he really made the practical reconnais-
anees which enabled me to turn the heights
of Cerro Gordo, nnd the south of Lake Chal-
co, ending in the capture of the City of Mex
ico. Now, he must understand arithmetic,
as ho can make his guns talk so well, I want
to see how his tongue will-talk.
Gen. Bellow. Botheration !
f ten. Spotty. Leoiiidas! Leoni.las!
ft cm. Bellow. Soup !
The Court. Order ! Put the question.
Gen. Spotty. As 12 years is to C'.i weeks
within a fraction, and as "often'' is to "social
acquaintances," the witness will state how
many 75, 50. 40 or twenty weeks, plus or
minus, having special relation to leap years and
deflections of the comets, 'and also considering
the planets generally, he had social ncquuin
tance with Capt Dar. Supposing mush to be
A, mmtstick to be B, and molasses to bo C
I further wish the witness to state, what sel
entitle relations thesu elements bear to each
Col. Donecem (wide.) Whew ! Here's a go!
Nothing about snap! Old story stick
wheelbarrow cart load, &c. (To the
Court.) As the General is so good at his ci
phering, I leave him to resolve the problemus
for himself. '
Gen. Spotty (repeats the question)
Co. Donecan (repeats the answer, adding.)
The question is "sassy!" ,
Gen. Spotty. Tho Court will protect mo!
Col Donecan . Me too !
Gen Spotty. If I catch the witness outside
the Court, just around tho eorner, I'll larrup
Col. Donecan. (Makes no reply but smiling
ly looks -'try it.'')
The Court. The Court will adjourn until
to-morrow. In the mean lime, it will call to
the assistance of the Judge Advocate the
celebrated John Donkey, of whom it has
heard, and then with their advice, will de
termine how far the question is intelligible,
nnd how far the witues-ies nre bound to an
swer it. (Exeunt omnes.)
The Indians ol Mexico Their Affection far the
On the departure of our army, from Mexico,
tho Indians who constitute nearly the whole
laboring population exhibited their sorrow
and regret in the most striking and affecting
manner. Tin sojourn of our army in Mexico
has relieved these poor and interest ing people
of many oppressions and taxes to which they
have long been subjected. They are the
producers and industrials of the country, ami
hitherto have contributed, through tho Aha
bala, and other taxes, to support tho extrava
gant government of Mexico. Intercourse
with our soldiers akuowleJge of tho kindly
dispositions, as well us of the bravo hearts
and strong anus of our countrymen have
inspired the descendants of Montezuma wilh
a profound respect nnd warm affection for
tha American people. There is ono single
trait of our countrymen which lias aroused
the liveliest admiration of the poor Indians.
It is their behavior to female. Tho lower
class of tho Mexicans treat their women
luirahly. As for the poor Indians, of both
sexes, the Mexicans treat them like dogs.
When they contrasted the kind and poli,te
consideration of our soldiers towards their
women with the brutal conduct of the Mexi
cans, when they saw an American suldiel
turning out of ihe way to let a Mexican wo
man pass, they could scarcely understand,
much less express their gratitude for such un
expected kindness. As our Army passed out
of their towus, crowds of these poor people
surrounded our troops, and threw bouquets
and fruit to the soldiers, and many of them
wept most piteouly, crying out that they had
lost their only frieiuU.
This feeling will inevitably arouse the In
dians, who compose tiix-eights of the popula
tion of Mexico, to resistance and rebellion
against the anthorittesof that country. These
effects have! been manifested throughout the
country, The power of the whites can 00
more resist' the overwhelming force of the
Indians than a dry reed could stand against a
tornado, .They will be driven to the sea
shore, aye, into, the sea, and compelled to
leave the country, Foreign assistance alone
oan save Mexico from relapsing into the
hands of the Aborigines. -W
Oniv laiAomB It ! Nearly ten years long
er of life, if you rise for forty years at Jive in
stead, of seven, A; M. What a deal might be
learned in that lime.' 1 ' "
THE DISCOVERY. ,
, 8 V THOMAS HOOD, " -, , , , .
"It's a nasty ''cveiiing,'-soil) Mr. Dornton,
tho stock-broker, a? ho settled himself iu the
last inside place of the .last Fulliam, coach,
driven by our friend Mat an especiul friend
in need, be it remembered to the fair sc.t.
"I wouldn't be outside," mid Mr. Jones,
another stockbroker, "for a trifle,"
"Nor as a speculation in options," said Mr.
Parsons, another frequenter of the Alley,
"I wonder what Mat is waiting for," snld
Mr. Tid well, "for wo arc full, 'iusido and
Mr. Tidwell's doubt was soou solved the
coach door opened, and Mat somewhat osten
tatiously inquired, what indeed ho very well
knew "I believe every place is took up in
side!" . .
"We ure all here,"' answered Mr. Jones,
on behulf of the usual complement of old sta
gers. "1 told you so, Ma'um," said Mat, to a fe
male who stood beside him, but still leaving
the door open to an invitation from within.
However, nobody spoke 011 the contrary, 1
felt Mr. Hindmarsh, my next neighbor, dila
ting himself like the frog in the fable.
"I don't know what I shall do," exclaimed
the woman ; "I've 110 where to go to, and its
raining cats and dogs!"
"You'd better not hang about anyhow,"
said Mat, "tor you may ketch your death
and I am the last coach aint I, Mr. Jones"
"To be sure you are," said Mr. Jones, ra
ther impatiently, "shut the door."
"I told the lady the gentlemen couldn't
make room for her,' answered Mat, iu a tone
of npology. "I'm very sorry, my dear,"
(turning towards the female,) you should
hnve wi y sent, if you could hold the ribbons
but such a pretty one as you ought to have
a coach of her own."
He began slowly closing the door.
"Stop, Mat, stop!" cried Mr. Dornton, and
the door quickly unclosed again ; "I can't
give tip my place, for I am expected home to
dinner; but if the lady wouldn't object to sit
on my knees "
"Not the least in the world." answered
Mat, eagerly, "you wont object, w ill yon,
ma'um, for once in a way, with u married
gentleman, and a wet night, and the last
coach on the road?"
"If I thought I shouldn't uiicoinmode," said
the lady, percipitately furling her umbrella,
which she handed iu to one gentleman, whilst
she favored another with her muddy pattens.
She then followed herself, Mat shutting the
door behind her, in such a manner as to help
her in. "I'm sure I'm much obliged for the
favor," she said, looking round; but which
gentleman was so kiudj"'
"It was I who had the pleasure of propo
sing, Madam," said Mr. D.imton ; and be
fore he had pronounced the last words she
was iu his lap, with an assurance that she
would sit as lightsome ns she could. Both
parties seemed very well pleased with tho
arrangement ; but to judge according to tho
rules of Lavatcr, the rest of the company
were but ill at ease. For my own part, I
candidly confess I was equally out of humor
with myself and the person who had set me
such an example of gallantry. I, who had
read tho lays of Troubadours the awards of
the "Courts of Love" the lives of the "preux
Chevaliers'1 the history of Sir Charles
Grandison to bo outdone in courtesy to the
sex by a married stockbroker! How I grud
ged him tho honor ulie conferred upon him
how I envied his feelings !
I did not stand alone, I suspect, in this un
justifiable jealousy ; Messrs. Jones, lliud
marsh, Tid well, and Parsons, seemed equally
disciplined to forgive the chivalrous act which
had, ns true knights, lowered nil our crests,
and blotted our escutcheons, and cut off our
spurs. Many an unfair jibe was launched at
tho champion of the fair, and when lie1 at
tempted to enter into conversation with the
lady, ho was interrupted by incessant ques
tions of "What is Stirling in the Alley?"'
"What is doing in Dutch?" ' How are the
To all these questions Mr. Dornton incon
tinently returned business-like answers, ac
cording to tho last Stock Exchange quota
tions; and he was iu the middle of mi enu
meration, that so and so was very linn, and
so and so very low, and this rather brisk, and
that getting up, nnd operations, und fluctua
tions, and so forth, when somebody enquired
about Spanish Bonds.
"They are looking np, my dear,'' answered
Mr. Dornton, somewhat abstractedly; und
before the other stockbrokers were done lit
tering, the stage stopped. A boll was rung,
and Mat stood beside the open coach door, a
staid female in a calusdi and clogs, wilh 11
lantern iu her hand, came clattering pomp
ously down a front garden.
"Is Susan Peggo come?" inquired a shrill
"Yes, I be," icplied the lady who had been
dry-nursed from town "are yon, ma'am,
number ten, Grove Place?"
"This is Mr. Doruton's," said the dignified
woman iu the hood, advancing her lantern
"and mercy on us! you're in master's
A shout of laughter from five of the inside
passengers corroborated, trie assertion, and
like a literal cat out of the bag, the ci-devant
lady, forgetting her umbrella, and her pat
tens, bolted out of the coach, and with feline
celerity rnshed up the garden, and down the
area of number ten. . :.. .' . r.
"Renounce tHe woman said Mr. U.
ton as ha scuttled out of the stage "Why
the devil didn she tell me he was the new
&! MARKET STREET.
OLD SER1E8 VOL. 8, NO. 43.
DAXIKL WEBSTER'S) FARM. .
The great "Defender of the Constitution,!'
it is well known, prides himself as much.
upon his skill and ropu'ntion 1 s a Farmer, "an
1 .... . J
no uoes upon all the lume which he has ac
quired as a Lawyer, Statesman, or Diploma
tist. Every body has heard of his great
Farm, of one th -insaiid acres or more, at
Marshfield; so they have tf his oK( home
stead at Franklin. Moth afe among the very
best in Now England; and the only wonder
is that a man possessing two such pleasant
retreats, should cons-nt to spend half his
time from them) among the dust und diri, the
knavery nnd intrigues of Washington.' But
11 is 01 neither ot these larms-wc now sp-jak.
About halfway trom Meredith Bride to Mere
dith Village, on the old stage road, ncttf what
is called the "Parade," Mr. Webster has an
other farm, which is undoubtedly to him "an
older" if not "a better," possession, than ei
ther of the others. And there is a story about '
it, too, which is worth repenting. Somo
thirty-live or forty years ago, when Mr. W.
was a younger man than he is now, ami a
practising attorney in Portsmouth, he held an
execution against an individual on the "Par
ade," in satisfaction of which a "nice littlo
place" "live acres more or less" ns it was
represented, was set off to him. Sometime
after, while journeying with his family in tho
interior, Mr. Webster concluded to ride up
and see his "nice little place," wilh the ten
ant who occupied it. Climbing over the long
hills, which intervene between tho "Bridge"
and the "Parade" he nt length reached it,
when he found a log hut with about half nri
acre of the veriest trash in the shape of rocks
and bushes to be seen anywhere in the Gran
ite Stale ! This was the extent of his "nice
littlo place" very nice, undoubtedly, to hold
the word together, but of no conceivable
utility for any other purpose. Without aligh
ting from his carriage, the "Lord of tho Ma
nor" called the old lady, whom he found irf
possession as tenant, to the door and after
sundry queries as to whether she paid her
rent regularly, and if not, whether she should
not bo turned off the place, &c., and the old
dame protesting that she was poor and unabld
to pay that she had heard that the owner
was n ('..nrv i-lover aimt " mul .li.lti'l lu.li.'n
he would be so cruel ns to turn hrr oiit of
honso and home, &e. &c. Daniel pulled a
sum of money from his pocket, and assuring
his tenant that he knew the owner very well,
told her to occupy the premises as long A'
she could afford for the money he gave herf
and be sure to take good care of th'em !
Whether Mr. W. has ever visited his "nice
little place," since, we know not; but it still
remains in his possession, nnd is known iu
the region around about ns "Daniel Wehtcr't
Farm." Doi-cr (.V. .) Enquirer.
Cist, of tho Cincinnati Advertiser,' fishes up
the following oddities :
Copy of a warrant issued by one Hihomlf
and Indian Magistrate at Plymouth, in the
year 16S5, to a constable named Peter Wate-
man, lor the apprehension of an offender
named Jeremy Wicket :
"I, Hihondi you, Peter Waterman Jere
my wicket, quick you take him straight
you bring him. Before me. HIHONDI.'
In 1693, tho town of Plymouth agreed with
Abraham Jackson, to ring the bell and sweep'
tho meeting-house and see to locking the
doors and fastening the windows, for one
year for seven dollars.
Li the yearof 1613, at Plymouth, Joanna,
wife of C. Mosley, was presented for beating
her husband and getting her children to helj
her, and bidding them knock him on tin
head, and wishing his victuals might ehoki
The NiTMt'.d Tree. The nutmeg tie
1 1. 111 rishes iu Singapore, near Ihe eqtiator -It
is raised from the nut in nurseries, whet
it remains until the tilth year, when it pti
forth its blossoms and shows its sex. It
th-'ii set out permanently. The tress u
p'anted thirty feet apart, iu diamond order,
a male tree in tho centre. They begin
bear iu tho eighth year, increasing for ma
years, and they pay a largo profit. Theie
no nutmeg season. Every day of tho yi
shows buds, blossoms and fruit, ia cvi
stage of growth to maturity.' The uiitme:
a large and and beautiful tree, of a thick
liage and a rich green color. The ripe I
is singularly brilliant. The shell is gl
black, and the mace it expisas whe
bursts, is of bright scarlet, making the
one of tho most beautiful objects of the v
Ges. Cass. The Po?to! Statesman
Gen. Cass has never lusted spirituous li
ia his life. From 1S00 to the present
he has been intimately connected with j
life,' iii tho field,' tile camp,' the court
through every variety of social, mililar
political relation, ajid yet Lewis Ca:
never broken the abstemiousness of 1
in this respect Hence the vigor of h
slitution and Ihe clearness of his unc
Greek meetino Greek. A Was!
correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, u
he has hoard that Robert .Tyler Esq ,
the Ex-President, will follow Mr.'Jo -Buren
through Pennsylvania, and b
opposite side of the argument. Tl
both' goo) stump speakers, and it
Prince Bob'afjHuist Prtnce John, '
Ah iutiueraut preacher, whoramb
sermons; when requested to click tc
replied, that scattering shots won)
mosl birds.' ; . .