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Oct. 22, 1838 - t38
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H E Subscribers have received a splen
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Oct 31, 1838 tr 39
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Oct3I,J1838 tf 39
New-oods: New Goods!
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Uing a general arnd comaplete asortment of
F~ALL ANI) WIN'I i IC
Consisting of Fnc, 8lap l nd ciry Goods,
Groceries, Crockery. Hard and Hoclloaw Ware,
Tin Ware, Saddlery, &c. e.Cc. which will he
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BOORiM & T A T ONA RY.
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Nov 12, 18 tf 41
BOOTS and sHON5.
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0 ment of Ladies, Gentleanen and Children's
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Best Apple VINEGAR.
.3.' C. A. DOWD.
Noav 13, 1828 tr 41.
A LL lpersonms inebltedn to the Estate of~
.C.Franocis M. Yonugm, aire requiested tta
make immediate pr.vmretnt; nn.d all p)ersons
haaving demieanda naninst the Estate are re~
rtnested to present them dumly arttestedl.
EDMUND PENN, Adna'r.
Oct 19th 1838 ' (f 88
THE WORTH OF WOMAN.
FROM THF. OE0MAN
flonored be Wom-nn! she beams n the sight,
Graceful ind fair as a beans of light;
Scatters around her, wherever she stays,
Ities of bliss o'er our thorn-covered ways
Roses of Paradise, sent from above,
To be gathered and twisted in a garland of love.
Man, on Passion's stormy ocean.
Tossed by surges smountain high,
.Courts the hurricane's commotion,
Spurns at Iteason's feeble cry;
Loud tie tempests roar around him,
Louder still it roars within;
Fluslihig lights of hopie cot.found him,
Stutis him li'e's incessant din.
Woman invites him with bliss in her smile,
To cease rom Isis toil and be hnppy awhile
Whispering wooinglv, " Come to my bower!
Go not in semcl of tie phantom power:
Honor find wealth nre illusry-Come !
Lappiness dwells in the temple of home."
Man, with firy, stern amid savage,
lersecutes his biotier uan;
Reckless if he bless or ravuge
Action, uctiom, still his p:ant;
Now creating. ijov destroyiig,
Ceaseless wishes tear his breast;
Ever seeking, ne'er enjoy mg,
Still to be, but never blest.
Woman, conteoited, in silent repose,
Eiijoys in its beauty. life's flower as it blows,
And waters and tends it with innocent heart
Far richer than inatn with his treasmes of art;
And wiser by far ou her circle confined,
Than he with his science a. d lights of the mind.
The frllowin- heautifi lines, written b% 11.
W. Heamt, soi of Mrs He.iais, we d mm t
remember maerto have seems in prinlf. They
wil, be iund to contain mu. -h ol, that beaty
and pathos,which have thrown such a wilchery
They ask tne why I do not weep?
rhey ,-ay my love is still,
Oh! think not sor ow is not deep
Because its voice is stilt;
The secret pang-the smothered sigh,
Corrode the heart, but .hun the eye.
It was ior beauty's power that moved
This fond heart to adore!
I loved her not ua others loved,
And yet I loved her more;
For though her outward form was fair,
Within was beuitty still more rare.
And yet,.I scarcely ought to mourn
The spirit early flown,
Ere the soilt heart, by ant uish torn,
Afiiction's blight had k mown;
For I'm in tears, and she at rest,
The sufferer cannot weep the blest.
Sise sleeps where, in the balmy air
Trhe pieriunmed %% id flowers wave;
And violets .-pring in garland hair
Around her hailowed grate,
And wall their sweet, tseir litunitg breath,
Arousd the silent couch of deuth.
And oen at the evening's close
i seek. that lonely tomb,
To tend a slitar3 rose
V iaich blossoms o'er her bloom:
A graucefuml embmllem of thme dead,
As pusre stnd barighat, as swiftly fled!
ILNIt-Y WV ILMANS.
A INT TO THuSi-. #' hIO'LL TAKE IT,
Finos rus~ PiasrEnt.
l'to sent msy paper amiany a~ year,
T1" imanay readers., liar anmd neuar;
Th'ley like it n ell-bst, amy good miasters,
They've senst no(cash.i nior e'enm sha-plasters.
Tme editor of thme Lotisvilhle .nqjuirer says
lie hsas tried huith states om lifet-sas carefully
we'ighied asl the evidlenmce that hsas tbeenm adduced
beols for amid againast mnatromny anid eclibacey
ansd hsas arrived am tale conaclusionm that a sisigle
life, is smore easy. amaaa a simarriedl oae immre happy.
aJ:mppiness, thiere'fire', dises not 'onasist altogeth-.
er ini caiss, which smsay be msere apathye, bmut tihe
u5etion5 is, how rain is mats be easy wvithiout a
wife ? Amdam, oumr illustrious grniiilthser, oueght
to be 'otnsitdered as pIretty gonod auithority ons this
qutestion). yet evenm lie leaive's it rathier douebtijd.
lie wrote tIhe fisllowinig. shsorely befosre his deabh,
sand wve tsranslite it, as literally as possible, froam
thme pirimeval diakeLt of' the IIebrew.
Adlami alone .ouild not ha' easy,
So bem must hasite a ife to leas'e he:
limt hmow dlid lie obltains a wvife
T'u chmeer his solitasri liiie 1
Wh'ly frosum a rib thent from his side,
Was feorim'ed thsis nsecessary bride;
But how did he the psainm begusile 1
Poh! hei slept sweetly all the while !
A nd whenm the rib wvas re-ailpplied,
In wonmn's formi to Adlam's sidle,
Ilow thsu'. I prnay yout, didl it aanswer?
lIk ncru'rstie .0 .w.,, ......:. Sm.
A POWERFUL MAoLET.-Anlisterest.
tug ieseriptisn was g% en ot long since
in un Enghsh scemnalie penuodical oR i
natural wmagiset (i woud,riul power, and
sone circunmsances connected with it,
susm make at pariscularly interesting to
the American render.
It seeus that u- early as -1772, when
Beiijamsian Franklin was - m ilipsgow, he
hac matia conversation viis Prolssor Ass
derboni oi tihe- subject oi electritny and iSg
Ueiism, ad irmaimsg ti scud tle eroless
or from Amersu a speelluell Ol sun;e tile
,oatisiones n hicih n ere touia ain abundamoce
In suame places tin Var inan. 1. raukltu aus
as goid as his word , ad mI 17i6 Profes
su Anderson received tile prnisied miner
al, and put the immi prousing portioun o
tle ulair-s auits tile hauds tl Mr. Urichlo,
aul ingetious titechame, who %n as skiil~ul
an the manuaclure Oi'citeutific'npparatus.
It was armied in t most approved man
ner*, Ius its power wa% in no way reioarka
ble. Several sasuller posrtions of the mass
were s'utilarly filled upi; but they, like
tihe pritsipai, provimg aimium valueless, the
Proles,sor decellied mlihsg ally Iurther
a.als, aid fatally lad nside all thoughts of
Se% eial years passed away: but in 1781
or lieU, Mr. Grichton,-casuaily runitma
ging a lumuber box which stood beneath
hib work benen. discovered soume sal
fr.agnieuts of the alisusi lrgo'ten load,
stonje, surrounoed ly irote tiliags said otlh
er ferrogiuus dust; and otserving that
one of ilhese Cragments curride a longer
heard ui filings.thnist tle others, ie was in
duced to bestow, -it his leisure, what lie,
at [fsat Mime, COUsidered a lttle hopeless
latior, su grintllg the fraguieut into a pro
per aampe, wits regard to its poles. A fter
n ulch smmmiut.os, iron arss w ere attach
ed In a tempor.amy anainer, by lmeas of
at thread, n hci,so . 1: gredt surprise, is first
load, Lhougli taastily applied, and sulposed
to be n excers, ruclusred wusderable lurce
to etleC is asu Ai.
mr. Urichitui nu thought that the frag
nen was woris) of addtional labor,' htf
ground it n stho 6reut care its its proper
forii, with regard its pmlaroy, and when
tinliiid, tile little slo0 With its a1rsusg,
was enlined in i iano casef Wgold, liavisag
it ring at ltes tp for suspendiug it. A
loud was attauIsed, ,tiuling Of a pyra
iiiidu-sk.iied patecedal soiros,4sa We9lit
jutiged ti se mhtilor -auder il oixidumt
precisely two und a haf gMaS. eurrv yiug
thii-rure, thtrti tsio aret and thirteeni iimes
its own wtigh.
tis t niy-seven years since this lit
tle pra at te usimme was first enclosed.
I he cu.ew us opened about tirty years
ago to examane the arms., but, tie old oaes
uppearnig isulebss, the whole was iume
',14ely put together ass its original slate.
Time same mass of' iron lias been used as
ts loiad lrom the begaimug, and is placed
ii.erely in coitact with its arms. I'hle
power tif tadnesion uppears to be as great
as i iss ever liean, amid at is supposed that,
b3 careful alipleation, the load could bie
icreased to considerably uore thanU eight
hundred grams; bul lest the trial mignt
prove inijuriaus, it has never been made.
"ostun Mer. Jour
Tihe Days of It itchcraft Revived.
Our readers will recollect tie case of a
umulalta iamed I ates, receittly shot and
killed in Virgnina by a white mats Marsh,
ou the plea of tle limter that tle negro
used spells and charas upon hias and his
dimil -eriters." In referene- to this al
fair tile Abmadon Stotesman says that re
giou is hemaited with gnorance and su
poersImm, am thei goes oni to relate tie
lollon sg, w iuch w%ould have almosit been
dvesied nredible in the days of Cotton
"Onea of the i)alls with which Vates was
shot a ais praslured 51n cour, antd boure upons
its ,ansLace cerimu cross arsks, whlichs we
piresumea were insdspsenssablle in order to
miake thesm take eti-cm anud break ihaat pow
er oi eniclhantmienit withs n hiebs lie was aill
la"msted io lie invesmets. unsd which hie uiseda
wni. nut msere) , diealinag out bothi 'spells'
ansd *-eams,' mnot only uipons humaun be
lngs, hbut Uponif 'dumb critters.' it was
provedl toot, thsut Malirsh, aiccordinig tao his
owns story, Isad, uptnt ne or miore aocca
siasms, drawn the iikenetss of Yames wvith
chsickens's bloodt, amid havig psreparedl
hisselr ni ihshullets, into whic-h a smasll
quant mm: of siiver was psum, hads Inmkeni it'to
t emoad atnd us-red am it. undaer tIhe iimpres
siin mlsai ii lie eaui strike st with a silver
bisllem. lie abould forthswth knock sill of
I are 'cumjurinsg' powers ito al oms, mad
relieve Imuniself iromiathe charm unster which
lie laburedm, .md1( whsih was developed in
mime Iarins of scrnifula.
Suach humniliating facts dao, as the edlitor
sinys, spetak ms-lmpet tongu~ted for thme intro
ductanm cf com mn s-chmool emicnenm imu
that state, whose pridle ons this poinit does
nt seemi tam have goine hanad in hsand with
hser liheral p)rolessios-Star,
ExtraordinaryeLasesof. A bsence of MindI.
-A genmilesman puitii hisead into asnother
t.anaa'i por ket, asnd ock iot his pocket
hook. ihiniking~ it was his own.
Another gentlemian atok lodgings at an
inin, amid wemmi ofr very early in the mnorn
ing, fairgetmig to pay his Iill.
The last ad miost wonderful Case of
ablsence or miind: is this:-A hsandsotme
younmg lad.y walked oumt or chusrch one
night, andI took the arm of a gentiemnu,
suppaosing him to lbe her hausbanid. She
has not since been beard of.
ron the Boston Time.,
. A -" STt;Ls1as-.- V e casually men
Stit day ur two ago, that the newly
,eleul fayor olianiiore was a sihrit
.tame usce a journaeymtian printer. The
inat ei are nut rare ids'%hi-h those bred
.to tI. -prolessnu of printing, have become
dati 'ushed ana honored. To say noth
-ig~ Frankiiii, the beacon light of the
cra, "-e have lit our day nore than one
Il. Of tilis honorable distinctino,.
iaa fiall, the Governor of ?n Hanip
atr7 -'.as once a journeyman printer;
Sds il '. Armstrong, late Mayor of this
eity, was once a journey mani printur, Air.
.Uipp, ihe ecretary of State in Vermsont,
was printer. And what is of more con
etiule- its the editorial profession, souse
or 'If taot'lliaaguislel were regularly
ba,ed u the crtit- Out neighbor Greene
tMe .iopulareditor of the Morning Post,
was once a ragged little roller boy. Air.
Humer at the .azettv was brought up, on
pica and brevier. We recollect, many
years siuce, of veeig a tow-headed over
grown boy it an obscure iriuting oflice
su Vruont. The boy is now M r. Greely,
1ie plented editorol the New-Yorker. Oj
equ lly obscure origin was the editor of
thti, ew York Spirit of the Titnes, Air.
WauL . Porter.
Abe narst we ever saw of Deacon W e!d,
the ditor of thu LNew York Stun, and a
elever writet fur various magazines. &c..
Wa in a printisig oflice at Lowell, whent
he4as no higiter ln grau than '-priunbr's
d -v 'The truth -is, uf a boy has genius,
ibe rt of prautiug Aill draw it out an . set
of timiural talent always inake the most
lioular e(llors, because they inbibe the
lac i the profission. Schooled among
';4 and shadow," they have every op
nity fi studying pubie tasie, and of
div slyiug their meadti sot as s inec the
N us .wants of their various readers -
' itsaplue of their minds may not be
vere abd rigid as that required for
et once in tbe legal profession; but this
p.4 vcultarnay which the great mass of
r" rs care notitong about, and it is not
ui voralble to a free interchaige ol' mind
w jnind. Tct-give us editorial tact.
11 r prttssion it is every thing.
UCUMATIsm.-A correspondent of the
P burg Advocate, who describes hnim
inedical practitioner of twenv years
i sg, furnialeb itic Itlloiijg vluable,
I hounded, ianfoinnu?
h 4ge :uf atmon -, venteen. I wa
.et itfthe ltllamonatory iRhea
o .nuof lhe
lmneeg,Cat arlies, blisters, and diaphor -
at*. A. W'iestored. From that period sin
t l,about twenty years ago, I had six or
seveu simnil er attacks, generally requirmg
venesecton, plrgations, blasters, aid dia*
paunretics, before I could recover. In t hese
attacks uty extremities became so inflaimat i
that fcould scIrcely bea- to ie touched.
About the year 118, I had suggested to
mei the use-of cetion, instead of the woollen
which i had worn next to tle skin in formn
of shirt and drawers.
I immediately conforimed to the sugges
tion, abandoned the woollen, have ever
sitee worn cotton. and now for about 2)
years have never been confined onti day
witla rheumatism. Aly observttions al'o
in an extensive practice, have furnished
unequivocal confirmatiorv of the facts, that
woollen worn next the skin is nuerly in
coui patible with a rhenuiatic onstwit itn,
an I that cotion is most decidedly advanta
genus. A lady who I attended during a
very severe attack of rhieutnatism, found
while in a state of convales-ence, that tier
fingers were becoming riuidly coistracled.
I recoiiended to her tla use of colIn,
and now for many years she has been free
from the cotiplaint.
Having had occasionl, while purquinsu
any prolitssional ;vocatipn in P,hiladelpliba,
to p)rotec' mty hands wheo driving mny gig
againsi the cold. that would have rendered
liet hio unpleasant to myself and u -
suited toa the wvrists or a platient, I plroeniredl
the fur liid gloaves, butt these 1eItiolel not
endure by reason of returnling rheuinti smn,
amid had my gloves lined with Canaton
As to the therapeut ic princ-iples ona which
to accounIt for the saiisary efreet ofrthie
cottons dress, we are p)erhlaps nlot prepared
teo give ihe enatire rationiale; but one cir
e-nmtance deserves part icualar notice.
When woollen is worn next to the skin.
the plerspirartion not beiing absorbed lby the
flannel beecomes insspis4atedl, anad of course
obstructs boath sensible andl insenisilhe per
This oh'leerion, it is knowna, does no; lie
agaimst the coattonl dress, as it absorbs the
perspiration, leaving the skin clean and the
AUTUMIN ON TIlE AtssissiPHn.-The
stained foliage during some of t he last days
of Oet. began to show in baroad shtaetes
of yellow ,lrown. andl tinder, alonag the end
less woods that skirt the great rather of
waters, hletokening the rail of' the leaf.
Such a change variegate. the green of
time forest, and, for a while pleases the eye
with the new pnasernas or the fancy colored
drapery. The soft repseof the autumalg
atmosphere; its dreamy haze; the glory of
the setting ann, going down into the hil
IIIIs of zodiacal cohoring, :tad the serene
race or thn moion coming uap froim the dlark
azure of the east in a clniess sky.-have
all conspaired to rendler stame of the later
Octobher evensings pictutres or enachantitag
a4tanding upomn thle crnmbling walls of
the oldl Fort Panamire, on thte heights of
Natchaez, andl gazing across the riv-er:to the
west during the half hour that succeeds
sunset,-the scene that met the eye could
have few parallels. At first, the orange
and light crimson of flhe zodincal light,
next the gold and the light hrown,-then
the purple, spreading away like a mighty
sea of unbered blood, mingled with dark
flume, as far as the eve conld reach from
rig;ht to left,-were the sttccessive shining
o. the pictured west. There slept the
ainut river, now shrunk of half its width,
reflecting every change of tint shown in
the vast belting of the westero heavens.
Ihe upward spires of shooting rays of the
reflection,gradually contracted until the col
oring lay like a hank of smuoky red, ming
hng with the dnrknesR or tie forest and
the obscurity of tie evening, as if it were
ihe tar tall 'reflection tbrown up frro the
emtlers of a great conflagration,--a dark
qucienching fire. smnothering itself in the bo
som u! gloomy clouds.
The reflections of a river of lava, flow
ing at night from the crater of \ esuvius,
c.uld not be more imposing than'sorne of
the radiations of our autumnal sunset-,.
'hen tn see the river grow black, refleclin
no longer on its stygian waves the now
sombre west, while the white fog curls a
long its surface-and then to turn round,
and seo the pure blue (i' tie eab, liathed
in moonlight, with its thick-sown radiant
s ars.--hy contrast prolucing another class
of emotions, a -hane 1rom the sublime to
the ieautailul; all con-titute the bcenery of
;I clear Octobler evening on the Banks of
the lower Mississippi.-Natches F.Trader.
Died at Paris, August 2d, 18:38, Jean
Baptiste Petry, honorary Consul General
of' f'rance, and officer of the Royal Order
of the Legion of Honor.
Mr. Petry was borjn at Vaucouleurs De
partnent of the Meuse, on the 25th July
1737, 'md had already numbered manv
years ofservice in the adminisiration of
his province, when, in 1780 in consequence
of the friendship with which Mr. de Barihe
Marhois, honsired him, he was called to the
head of the; Btreau of the Major General
of fine Frenc army, vWhich under the con
inand ofiie 31arquis de Rochiatjlmault,con
tributed so powerfully to establinsh the in
dependlence of the United States. After
I- are- %, as signed, the Department of For
eign Affairs readily adopted him. and he
snccessik-ely occupied the Vice -Consulate
of Wilmington, the Consulate of Charles
to, and that of Philadelphia. The ahili
ties lisplayed bly hiat in these ofitTerent of
fice-4. amide the diffien k-vrrnostances in
which he was soon placell hy the events of
tle French Revolution,snUsequently point
ed himh out to the notice of the' Consular
Government. by which ie a ;s sent back to
Ie U. Sisoes in 18l2, am f'r-zt Secretary
of the Legntion. a mationt,l i filled until
1810. at leength in 1815, when it was leen
ed expedient to renew the close and ann
cient ties of friendship between France
and the United States, which so many agi
tatona vents had disturbed. It was to the
oetive zeal and consnumate experiece of
Mr. Petry, tha' on app-al was made, and
to which his patriotism fully responded, al
thouighi he could have claimed funeiions
more elevated than ihose of Consul at New
Orleans, with which he was initrused; or
e% en those (if Conisul General which he
fulfilled, at first ad interim. and nftcrwards
as titulary, until he was admitted on the
Mr. Petry, like hisillnstrious friend, Mr.
de Barbe-Marhois. preserved to an ad
vanced age a degree of hodily strength and
menial vigor, which seemed to promise
him still many vears: therefore his death
im- not less surprised than afflicted his
fanily atid numerous friends--Philadel
To PARNTs.-The right education of
your childreii iS learer it) you th.n any
earohly objecl; Cor- a good etlucation is a
yonnng mn's bhest capital. To educate
your children well. is to give then a fair
sairt in thne world-it is ton give them an~e
qunal chamnce for the privileges and honors
Hint: to keep them from schnool tine most
of tine time-to firnish themn with a miser
able, useless teacher--to deny ihem tihe
necessary and the most itpproved school
hooks-to bie unwillitng to spend a little to
procunre papers amnd hooks for general innfor
mnatiotn and reading is to (10 your children
an incalcumlale injury.
Yun wish your children to be compan-.
ions of the virnuotna and tine intelient
them, make thenm virtnnous andt intelligent;
unle'ss you do this. your childlreni will be
tutfit for sumch society as you wish thnem to
keep. You wish your ofl'sprimne respected
andl influential-moralimy aund intellect are
talways respmected, amnd these qualities are
always influnential too. Youi do not wvish
others to trample uapon thne rights of your
chnildren-oum do not wish others to le-nd
thenm, to tink for theta, or to make them
mere tools for atmbitious ends. Thnen give
them an edlucation-a mind, that they may
knmw and keep their rights-that they tmay
make for themselves, and mave the p)rivile
ges of' freemn. Itmnorance is always the
vassal, tine slave of intelligence. The ed -
ucated man always has hadl and alwvays
will have, the advantange of ignorance; and
if you let your children grow uip tnne-lica
ted, you let them grow up to lie the tools
anid the slaves of othmers. You cannot do
yourchldren a greater injury thanm to let
them step into mamnhood mneducated; and
in no other wray can you do these free in
stitmutions a greater evil.
Yout ouight to punt into your children 's
hands every thing that assies or encoura
ges thnem in their studnies. lDnyoun hesitate
at the espeonse ? If you can strengthen one
moral feelin,x, or one intelctual niculty
in your child, you are well paid for almost
tiny expense. Wealth will neot make your
offspring great or. happy-happiness and
greatness consists in virtue and know ledge.
Let the educatior of your children, then,
be your first care.-Common School.dme.
WOMAN -What can be more admira
ble i han the tone of the subjoined note from
- have recei,ed your letter, in which
you blame me h. speaking ungallantly of
women. It is true that I hate intriguing
women above all things I have been ac
customed to amiable, gentle, and concilia
11ng womei, those are the women i love.
If they have spoiled me, it is not my fault,
lit yours. You will see that I have been
very kind to one who proved herself amia
ble and alifctionate--i mean Madame
Hatmfield. When I shewed herhusband4p
letter she wept, and exclaimed with deep
feeling and sympathy, 'Ah! it is indeed bis
writing!" Whenl she read it. the tones of
her voice went to the heart. I was moved
and I said to her, ,Well Madame, throw
the letter in-o the fire, and I shall have no
r %er to jiumdsh your husband.' She
urned the letter and was happy. Her
husband is now safe; two hours later, and
lie would have been shot. You see I love
women who are gentle and unaffected, be
cause theN alone resemble you.
Adieu, my beloved Josephine, I asm
MAJOR NoAn--Ax EX-SHERIFF's RE
misiscascEs.-Called out by allusion to
tricks resorted to in Massachuseus, the
editor of the Star relates some amusing re
miniseences respecting the period of his
public services as Sheriff'.
When Sheriffor this city the limits were
oniv one hiwdred and fifty acres. Houses
ou the limits commanded a higher rent for
those who could pay, and for those who
could not pay, their sufferings were intol
erable. To mechanics it was peculiarly
distressilig, and the whole system worked
bad ror debtor and creditor. Enticing per
sous off the limits confined for heavy qums
and with good hail, was an organized sys
tem. Watchers were specially employed,
and large sum- promised ifthey could find
the debtor offhis guard aid over the lines,
or could decoy him in any manner over the
bounds. I have known women eugage4
to stp a debtut and interest him in her
story by a modest address, a tale of woe,
and lead him step by step until uncon
sci lusly he had passed the fatal boundary
.m sighaita-scout who lodged informa,
tionagainst him. Again all theartsbof6bi.
ty and fascination were employed and
bountitully paid for to lure the debtor be
youd the line and thus entrap him. Girls.
have pretended to fall in fits on one side of
the pavement that the unfortunate debtor's
hu,m,anity might be aroused, audate cros
from the other side to aid them. In short
the abuses were so numerous, and the
benefits so doubtful by this 150 acre limit
system, that I went to work to make this
manifest to the Legislature, and they made
the whole city the limits.
Under the new system many amusing
things occurred. The ex-Sheriff was ac
customed never to lock up a debtor "if he
could procure any animal in the shape of
bail." One man used to go hail for all his
countrymen, attiong the Sheriff's"particu
lar and valued political friends. the Irish.'"
They had a Connaught man amongst
them-a bod man, a tall, handsome, gan
teei fellow, full of fun and' impudence
w:ienever they wanted security they would
dress him up in a neat black coat and ruf
flied shirt, give hita a gold watch, a cane,
an"' i pair of gloves. and thus disguised he
would strut into the office with the air of
an Alderman. "I come to bail Terrance
O'Flynn, sir." "What is the amount?"
-*-Onlv twenty dollars sir-a trifle, your
honor; but we must not let our countrymen
suffer you know." So saying he would
pull out the gold watch, which lhe would
look at long enought for all the deputies in
the office to see the article: adjust his ruf
fles, take a pinch otut of Old [lays' snuff
box, sign the bond and strut out. This
fellow was hail for the w'hole Five Points,
which was in the limits, and as often as I
saw him clanking his iron heeled bo~ots
over the marble pavement of the City [Hall
twirling his canie, and imitating, and very
cleverly too, the air of a man of wealth
anid imsportance, I used to say to him,
"Well. Rory, who are you gowng to bai1
Ilut the last of the Star stories is the beste
One day I threw open the jail for pub
lie inspection. I had cleared out all the
dlebtur, some by compromise, some by
bail, atid a very few by consent of credit-.
'irs-it was the old Provost during the rev
olutionary war-a terrible looking p lace,
now transformed into the beautiful H:all of'
Records, but as the djevil would have it,
before night an officer burou,ht in a wild
youngFrenehmnn,ar.reqted for a small sum.
liis mother, well known and respected in
the city calledl at my house, full of grief
and politeness, and smiling through her
tears, having by the hand a handsome,
mnodest looking girl, scarcely sixteen-..A b
mon cher Monsieur Scherif, you ave lock
edl up my son in do prisom-here is his
beautiful wif'e-vill you let her sleeps by
herself all alone to night?"-There was no
resistimg such a pathetic appeal, and the
wife carried ths release to jai. and old Mr
Roomne let him out to roam about and be
again caught by Baron Nabem.
Timothy Dexter.-Timoihy Dexter, of'
Newbury port, ad vertised for a house-keep.
er, willinig to serve by nehAt or day, as l&
was venn' ervUnte
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