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Early Love and Filial Obedience,
Williai Vernoii was a voutig manm who,
from li, rather's emineice aMd itiuenmce, oC
etpied a high position inl society. But he had
fortmed evil associations, am their vile coim.
panionship was Cast leadinig hirm into Iabits
of dissipationa and idleies. To break him
from his wild aid vicious conioiiiiiis, Wil
liam's fathter determined upoi sending himi
far away fromn home to a Seminary of Learn.
ing, where lie might pursne his *tudies aid
lee rid of the preliciOus iniflteices of his evil
:ssiociates. The hour of li, departure sooin
arrived, and William left ioome wit a relue.
tant and heavy liatil. He thoughit of the
sports he was now to be deprived of-no
more to wander I:: the forests in search ol
gmne, or saunter by the dashing streams and
angle for tile fimv trile,-ino nore to qu:ff
the exhiarating draught and ievel with hoon
compit anlions in Hacchaamlian glee. He must
leave all these, to be substituted by the rigid
restraits of school discipline, and close ap
andeo ---hwtn'iovai e hangn' ens
gallitng to his disolute habits, and he It-ft home
The kindly reception with which William
was greeled'hy his aniiable Preceptr mid
- Ihis mild and winining mnnier of imparting
instructit and imilsing restraims, soeon
brtske down his stublotn will, and Willim
determinied upton :i abanadmimtent of his flor.
mer habits and a close application to his sltu
dies. By diligeinee, lie grew itt knowledge
his mind heramie expanded, and lie then saw
the ground lie had cenpied and the wkdom
of the course his tat her had pursued in se par.
atinag him frott his wildl assintes. lie deter.
minied too ahjtmre Gorever the initoxicating uup,
aid was the first himself to cominimicate the
mitelligence to his paternal roof. The glad
news was received with rej.icings at home.
and was ollowed boy a Ietter froom his father
congratulating him uioi his anoble resolitioni
and uring him to adhere withI nulinichinig
tenacit* toe his gtood reseoives.
To l'ortify hmimself in htt. is prposes, WVilliamu
rsought the acquaitanice and iiiendshiip of the
virtuous and gooed in the connounity where
he had temiporarily to abide. H-i- tiavorite
visiting place was the residence of a worthy
Farmer, tnot fair fromi the senimatry. Drawn
thither by the strong attramctionis of bieaut y
atnd intellige'nce, Williaum son hoved the
sweet Latira, the only daunghter ol his Friend
the ltmer. He conttinuedl to vicit his faiir
otie-to rambele with her in the fields, pluck
the gauv flowers amid discourse of hove, till a
mouttaItt ttachimnt was foarimed and William
had the pleasure or knmwing that lhe too was
beloved byv the object of his affectionis. T'he
time passed rttpidly torwatrd, andmi thme scholas
tic year hiavinag expired, he u-amei to pay his
last visit before returing to his peaterna!I manam
-sion. Vows (of fidelity anid love were* inter
changed anid the lovers patrtedl with thue tinder.
smitaitag that William was to gain his famt hir's
consent anid then return and claimt the fair
Laura as his hitide.
Will iam's return bomne was accompanied
bymerry greetings b, ius parents and tsisters.
11is improved appearanuce, correct dleport.
aent, and eultivated mitid were sources of
rich consolation to all; yet his hfather notced
a reservedness ot mainer, tan anxiotns solici.
1ude in the detmeanor of his son, that caused
-him unaeasiness. Hie appronebhed Williatn
.and disclosed his observattionts, arid asked
hium to unhosomo himself to his father.
Williamm, trusting in the peurity of his purposes,
*frankly disclosed his love to his father, tind
asked his cotnsetnt to his tmarriage. But, alais
"u the course of true love never runs snmooth."
The old moan rutdely refused, and thireatenied
hinm his sore displeasure if lie persisted in his
purpose. William wvas moortified, crushed byv
the rashness of his father-he tueditated
long as to the course he would pursmne, and
'finatlly determined to hatsten to his tafianced
),ride; east himself at her feet, amid take her
to his heart, despite all1 oppi~ositionl.
A fter a fewv days W illiam was missing~
front hotme. H is 'trunk was gone also, and
jt was soon ascertained that lhe had taken
passatge on the stage that wvent to the resi
dencee of his betrothed. Oni having an in
terview wvith the fair Laura lie told her of
bis fatther's opposition amid positive refusal to
give his consent to- their marriage, anid of his
gieteriniination to wved her despite all oppoesi.
#~dn. But she calnily thouigh firmly refutsed
hjer consent to such a connection. e' No,
William," said the gentle Laura, " much as
hI love thee, I will never consent to be ine
against thy father's wvishes, TIo honor and
obey our >arenits is a pirecept I have alwvays
beetn taugi t to regaird wIth ieneration, andi
Heaven forbid that I should. be the wicked
temptress to cause you to disobey thie high
commands of God."
Edward plead long and earnestly with her
to revoke the sad decree she had uttered
but he plead in vain-she was immovable.
Conflicting emotions of anger and disappont
ment chasedieach other through his stricken
heart ; but after many days and through the
councilings of his guardian angel, his better
feelings gained the triumph, and he resolved
to address his fither, let him know the inten
sity of his feelings, the decision of his be.
trothed, and plead with him for his consent
to their nuplials.
This determination he communicated to
Laura, and asked her if lie still refused would
she consent to be his without his father's bles
"'Never; no, never !" was the response.
" I cannot, will tint be the euse of estrange
ment between thee and thy fatherI If he
remains incorrigilble, I will cherish my love
for thee ; think of thee, pray for thee-hut
I cannot be thy wife! Duty to you, and
my own self respect, demand that I should
not swerve from this righteous resolve."
Finiding her inexorabhle. William betook
himself to the task of writing to his father.
He faithfully and eloquently depicted the
intensity of his feelings-his undying attach
ment and devotions to the object or his af.
tectioms-the cause or his leaving home so
abrulitly-the proposal to his intended to
wed her despite his opposiion-her stern
and positive refusal to accept him without
his father's blessitg-her pious admonitions
to honor and obey his parents-of the con
flicting emotions that harassed him on her
relusal-and finally, that his happiness and
well-being depended on his consert, and
enriestly plead with him to bless him with
his smiles and approbation.
The letter of William produced the desir
ed efrect upon the mind of his father. The
sound sense and pious admonitions of the
gentle Laura, at once and completely won
the heart of the old gentleman. In her he
recounized one that would guide the steps
of his waywatd son aright-he relented.
He wrote to William freely giving his con
sent and sending his blessing With a joyful
heart lie hastened to communicate the glad
intelligence to Laura. She rejoiced with
him; and in due course of time he claimed
her for his bride. They soon after visited flt
bIuse of William's father, and were received
with open arms.
" Bless you," said the elder Mr. Vernon,
as he embraced his daughter-in-law, " the
prudent, christian counsellings you imparted
to moy son, convinced ine not only of your
worthiness.of. him, but. that u'nder your tui.
tion lie would never go astray. She who
so reverences the injunction to "honor their
father naod mother," can but uminke a devoted
wife and a jewel or a daughter. God bless
thee, my daughter."
Laura fulfilled the lrio'htest hopes or all
with whom she was connected.
Frin the Chronicle & Sentinel.
DEAn Sit:-The follow thoughts were
sugerssted by the funeral notice of " Little
Alice" Newby. Ifyou deem them worthy
a phice itt your paper, they are at your ser
vice. Respectfully yours.
" TI FUN FRAL oF LIrTL ALICE."-Oh!
what a world of suffering-what a treasure
house of love is compressed into that short
sentoence ! How it tells of yearning hearts
-of stricken bosoms, of the desolate home,
once made glad by the music of a child's
voice, whos.e every tone was, to the father's
heart, like the ringing of silver hells1
Can you not almost see the scattered toys
aroutnd the room ?-thie empty crib, the fatiry
slipper, taken off on that last night whlen
their darlinig wvas undressed, and laid downt
t sleep ? Can y-ou not almost hear the
broken baby tones lisp rout her evening
prayer, and that sweet " Good night, Papa ?"
Can you not almost see the little robe hang
ing ntear, which Mama had embroided for
her darling, anod which should have been
worn " to-mnorrow f"-the " to-morrowv"
which ntever camne!
Oh ! what an unveiling of heart-loces and
of heart-aches, in that sentenoce, " The fune
ril of Little Alice !" How hope and ambhi
ion and joy ha~ve been all laid down in the
"rave of thant " Little Alice." The Father's
ride, which looked forward to the dayi
wheni she should entjoy the wealth, for whieh
he had patiently toiled through years ; when
this Ihalbe should have become the accom
plihed, gifted, heautiful wvotnan,
' The admniredi of all eves,
Thet desire of all hiearts."
The mother's hope, as she looked for
ward to the tiome whlen the youth, amnd the
beauty she had, with scarce a sigh given up
to this, her darlinig, should lbe all, ini her,
renewed, iand the daughter's love be a rich
reconmpense l'or all. Aiid are they all gotte?
Have all these bright hopes passed away,
with diat long traino which bore their darling
to her rest?
"Is Little Allice" dead ? The fairy child
who, scnrcely more than onie short wveek ago
hadl sportedl in the early sprinag time, almost
as bteautiful as the fresh buds sloe gathered.
Who protmised to stay a long time with us, if
we should give her "heautiful flowers and
red and white rosesi Have they laid her
away, so young, so fresh, so pure ?
Is '.'LjITTL ALICE" dead ? In the Para
dise rof God, in youth and beauty which can
never die, in God's own garden Little Allice
livs.-The buds wve gather wtither, but the
atgels have given her beautiful floweirs red
and white roses, which cnn never fade.
There no dlust shall rest upon her sunny curls
-for the blue eyes which closed so wearily
in sickness and sufferitng upon earth, have
opened upon the glory and brightness of that
blessed Home, where no sin defiles, and
where noone shasll say o I am sick." Nestled
close it the Saviopr's bosom, " Little Alice"
4waits hoer loved ones, as an zgogel of God.
A aMt ier'PN examtininig n biogsbead af
hardiwatro, onl comhpanring it with the invoice
found it all right, exceept g haimer less titan
the invoice. " Oh ! dani' bp trqublpeJ hp
ey," said the Irish porter, it sure i~e tnggr
The last of the Blannerhassetts.
The eloquence of William Wirt and the
memorable conspiracy of Aaron Burr, made
the name- of Herman Blannerhassett as (a
miliar as a household word to the people of
this country some 40 years ago. His ime,
misfortunes and history embalmed in the
gorgeous eloquence of Wirt, are still familiar
to many. But whilst every declamatory
school boy recites with a voice altering from
a shrill treble to a hoarse growling bass, the
glowing extract from the gifted orator's fa
mous speech upon the occasion of Burr's
trial, none perhaps ever enquired the fate of
the noble Irishman after the failure of Burr's
great conspiracy. When the treachery,
heartlessness and villainy of Burr had de.
stroyed poor Blannerhassett's almost Eden
like palatial home on the Ohio, and involved
the unsuspected owner in his degredahtion
and ruin, few inquired his fiate and subse
Herman Blannerhassett, all of our read
ers will perhaps r'ecollect; was the son of an
Irish noblena who etigrated to this coun
try in 1797. Possed of ample means, he
purchased a beautiful is:md on the Ohio
river, and expended nearly a hundred thou
sand dollars in the erection of an edifice re
markable for its almost Aliddin- beanty of
decorations and proportions. The orna
mental grounds in their beauty, and floral
and hortinItural ornaments. rendered Mlan
nerhassett's residence an earthlyl paradise.
Surrounded by all the appliances of the most
refined, with a nmgnificent library, costly
furniture, superb paintings, blessed by the
society or a refined wife and intelligent
children, his wealth and prosperity excited
the admiration and envy of all who glided
last his residence upon the waters of the
Ohio. Seduced by the eloquence of Burr.
Blannerhassett, at an uifortunate moment,
became the confidante of Burr, and was, as
that person's accomplice, arrested, conveyed
to Richmond, cast iito prison. but discharr
ed, after the acquital of the principal cun
The pecuniary embarrassments of Blan.
nerhassett pressing heavily upon h1imi1, he was
forced to sell his magnificent palce and es
tate, and misfortune dogged his footsteps,
until lie died in Ireland in 18-28, broken
hearted and almost a pauper. II is wife and
only surviving son returned to New York in
1831 in very reduced circumstances. The
mor.ther died mamy years ago, and until a
few weeks since, the world had forgotten
the once famous Blannerhassett and his
Tie following history of the son of Bman.
nerh:tssett, taken from a recent perfectly re.
liable source. illustrates with melicholy
forde the strange and remarkahle revolutions
of the wheels of forune, in elevating the
lowly, and also in crushing the children of
the rich in the mire of the Slough of de
A few charitable ladies a short time since
visited the Five Points int New York-that
most horrible of mode'rn Alsatine-upon an
errand or nercy. lere among the lowest,
the vilest, the most wretched of God's crea.
tures, in a damp, low unfaurnished, cormfort- 1
less room, they rouid a delicate, refined look
iog old man, destitnte of' every comlort of
life, without sufficient bread or clothing,
forced to associate with the most rutlia lv
and unprincipled or the population (if New
York. He was the omly child of the once
wealthy atid listingnished Blannerhassett.
The sun of the man who Iha set up mer
chants, pat ronuizedl iteraiture and the fine
arts, anid had been courted and1( honored lby
thousands, who had united with Burr to con
quer an empire, wais foundic abnmost starv'ing
iln a ceclhar in the vilest portion of New York.
One alon~e lhad proved faithful to tihe last of
the BIlnerhassett's-oneC alone clung to the
last spar of a shipwrecked, broken, forgot
tenl, fatmily. Atn old nlegro womian, a slav'e
of Herman Blannerhlassett, in the days of
his prosperity, who had held youtng Blan
terhassett on her armls, wihent his father was
the afiluent genltlemani anld associate of Burr
-was found lby the Samar'itans wiho visited
her master, devoting all of her remalfining
strenlgth to her feeble atnd helpless master.
Ftog otn bythe worln, this faithful slave
affodedto te sn ofthecelebrated Bhm-n
nerhassett-whant the world had denied him
-bread ,atnd a hunmble roof to protect himl
from the incletmncy of' a Northern winter.
Whant a mtoral doe's this point oaf the insta
position-the otuly surviving sotn of Blan
nerhassett, perishing almost for the want of
the tnecessamies of life, in the Five Points.
anda supported by the e xertions of a faithful
Ax old Dutchmn' wh'o had recently join.
ed the temperance society, w"as taken sick;
and1( sent to the doictor to prescribe for him,
who ordered him to take atn outnee of branl
dy per day. 'lhe old chap overhauled his
arithmetic, and found in the table of apothe
erics weighit, " eight dIrams make oine
outce" " Mtine-," say's the Dutchman.
"dat ish d(e demperance f'or me, I didn't get
but six drains bef'or'e and now I get eight."
" WEL, PAT, my good fellow," said a
victorious General to a brave Sotn of Erinl,
after a battle, " and what did you do to help
us gainl this victory' ?" " Do !" replied Pat,
" may, it pleatse yet' honor, I walked tup hould
lv to wvun of the inimyll, and cut of his fut."
"Cut of his foot! antd why did you tnot cut
of his bead !" asked the General. " Ah, an
faith, that was off' already," say's Pat.
To sEE a young couple loving each other
is no wonderIbu to -see at ld op lv
itn" each other is the best sight of all. So
says T'hackery', atnd so say we.
TVnE individual who perpetrated the fol
lowing choice statnza w~as a genius atnd a
man1( of' observation, lHe grewv up some di:s
tance off' towards the settin" sun. Her
Mren scorn tn kiss mrongt themselves,
A nd searce waill kiss a bthter:
W~omen'I oft wn'nmt in kiss so hnd,
They smack and kis s ach othert.
is an nehinju void?
"WATEE FOR IM"
The following is from the pen of Jus. A. Beve
ridge, and is original in the Texas State Times. It
bespeaks an experience of that kind which teac-hes
terrible lessons; for th#-e in evidently heart in it:
" Water, brieltwater for hie,
Wine for the trembling debauchee?"
I join your festive icene to-night
I grasp your honest hands.
With all the kindly- warmth for you
I felt in oiherlands.
I b!ess the fa! thAt led my steps
Among the ever freet
I'd so remainf-ake back the bowl,
No sparkling wine for Ine..
I've quaff'd from goblets rich and bright
The damning drugs of earth,
And sliir'd with gay and thoughtless men
A carnival of mirth
But oh! within the'ruddy eup
A pxoiann lurk' 'unseen
Take back the wiie-:-1lI touch it not,
Nor be 6 hatIhiebeen.
Amid our homnthe grave yard stands
In radness and'ingoom,
And on the heaif4tose you may read
The drunkari%'.early doom;
They were the fdeuds of childhood's hrs,
And o'er myspirit cast
A shadow dark and desolate,
Ja memtory#.~k paul
Then ask me n plege in wine
The friends I t to-night,
'For 'neath its neseent beams
Is found an endless b!ight.
I will not drin.1 .i. irsMn sways,
But stand e ad free
While water f mfountains pure,.
No treache 1"...iielor me.
At last the en has goe
That hen of. 1the best
She died with 66 or groan
While Ih k' hest
For ten Inni ' shel
At noon and e' Gri
But none ti b
'She hail a nest
-All _nvha1 jia 'withh
Hecr back was hrown .and sprinkled o'er
With spoits 11 Inclined to grey."
Thoughi fourteen year ofoae almost,
Site Ptill looked young and hale
Anil like Jlob's turkey ishe could boast
One feather in for tail.
The neighbors' fowls did all agree
she was a good old soul
She sometimes roasted in a tree,
And sometimes on a pole.
Whene'er the rain came pelting down,
Anal thunder drezdful roar,
Site bid herself in Grime.'. lint,
Until the storin was oTer.
Shte lived a plain and hownest lif
No- higher wished' la.ris
She flewv at nistihbuar Sampsoni's wire,
A natl scrltne i o l on h r cro
WTho ard ante ear dfaen: mst
An d ocke . h' oture hai toldbos
Frone atrnw' wer taif. l
hs waste ahod dnouy;.
Shenpo oometim eckle clated e reye,
An bd tometouetry a goode.
Ahne'e the lain aeetn downd
Aind thuder ore'lfl dropaar,
To i erfi Grimes' h;
nt i t str wnhal look
Sheshr likepli agn.oetie
ANT hihe LishD to Aris : lith
Cre wari at petor mpon' hse wnifS h
Aott Lnd rrnt nots or erveyes. oc
cAsindll oeu onte whoerong sillth crw
tAn pu n a h clim,w ost ito ratydu
wit reset fwith n getinght
themCrnek tatn equetdwe he serviceld
oneno or torney wpe le trellir inye,
rInt jumed the fntente a yeried
deid ttthe pop t alofd aby, dfe;h
othArnthe in dtwn avntdo dits. o
tied. reae r wihl tro knotear hi
eTpoer thie' seckie hen a efomd
DoIt i otve tal ie'e hat," slook eIn
"Ullpo dih o h ner likeasgkin
Wthe law LNDyer.T--n h
wer fighlyto thdeo whtsa receio e
"Bount hutwh Wans yor servine but said
eawnlyer. h rogsd f h us
"Men big anis cpainmotigor"antybut
aithe lre ,at faithtinattling it
AM sht ea sine asreowhnd tree, me
th reknttnieqetd the servicen.
he lawyer, Atineiwienrvelngi thath ol een
further qutountil anprcuinterpete cold bar
'ndiahomise atogive thrimo faur themwort
ofpi the warantnevnt. tsbin b
dopayer, the servie fhe lad performed.i
"Dotrl knjowvetad likert sadte In
" Well, i whtof diyofighteunder cm asked
"~ Mo'PJ fihtlnd o~,"i Hnl aj in
then spwer .
A BLACK.NEARTFD VILLAIy.-Pi ne Hunts.
ville (Texas) Item says: "A man named
Jolin M. Dowling came here a few weeks ago
to work as a4ailor, with B. M. Clopton, of
our town. He is a native of Brooklyn, N.
Y., and went to Murfreeshro', Tenn., some
years ago, where he married a young lady
of wealthy connexions, named Miss Mary
Smith. The lady acquired some property
from her relations, in the way of negroes,
and as the two concluded to come to Texas,
the slaves were sold, and Dowling retained
the money. They have had one child, since
dead, and the wire is now encienic. A week
ago, Dowlitig gathered all the money and
other valuables of his wife, and sloped, leaving
her perrectly destitute. He went to New Or.
leane, and it is thonght will' go back to New
York. Hie is about ive feet nine incies high,
sallow complexion, and the point of his pro.
hoscis looks towards the heavens, as if it
scorned connection with his month. H ow
tW lady ever came to marry him, is a myste
ry to us, for she is a very handsome woman.
But there is no accounting for taste. What
effects he had left her were sold a few days
ago, and a fund was raised by Messrs. Bin
foni and Clopton, enough to send her back
ta her friends. She left in the stage on Wed.
aesday. a broken-hearted, deserted, plunder
ToucHmNo TRAGEDY.-That realities the
act=l events of life are sometimes romantic
as the dreams of fiction, and appeal more
deeply to the feelings and sympathies, we
do not doubt, and have besides a case in
point to demonstrate the truth of the trite
An inquest was held yesterday upon the
body of Mrs. Mariana Lowe, a beautiful
German lady, aged 16 years, who had been
married but a short time, and who, tip to a
few days previous to her death, had lived in!
apparent happiness with her husband. They
resided on Thalia street, between Camp and
Prytaniia,.and not long after their marriage
;he exacting love of the wife became alarm
-.ed by strange reports of the conduct of her
husband, which were confirmed by various
circumstances coming under her own knowl
ge--his ftdred 'mainer towirds her, iis
'equent - absence ,from home, 'etc.. Her
jal'ous'fenrs' were awakened-she dreaded
their confirmation, but she sought and oh.
Wnaied the-trui; and that truth brought the
convietion with it: diat she no longer en
ioyed- her husband's love; it carried des.
.palt her souL She learned that her hus.
mndhldormc n ito etion ,i4dti
womai in their immediate neighborhood;
and last Tuesday evening she traced him to
the house and became cotivinced of his guilt;
she returned honie and penned a letter ad,
dressed to him, in which she indulged in no
reproaches, but expressed her affection for
him and her grief at his faithlessness in the
strongest terms, declaring that nothing was
eft her in the world worth living for, and
that she would forgive his injustice and die.
She then procured an ounce of landanum
from an adjoining drug store, swallowed it,
.and in a few hours was a corpse.
COURT Gossip.-The Empress of France
has a rival! Louis has been smitten with the
charms of an English lady named Smead.
At the last ball given at the Tuilleries-~which,
by the way. cost the city 425,000-the Em.
peror paid her so much atten tion that tle Em.
press has forbidden her admission to the Tuil.
leries! A letter w'riter (says the Washiing
ton Star) In describing the conqueror (Miss
"She is the most thoroughly, perfect beau
tiful wonton I have ever sceen, either in Eni
rope rnin America. HeIr typoe.is altogethe~r
Englishi she has the fatir comple xmon,thte light
hair, the blue eyes, which are charneterittic
of the ntation, atid a trifle of that embonpoint
whieb a lady may have to advantage, even at
twenty-one. In form she is faultless, and ini
m nanoers she is a model. Every one sented
to know the circumstances of the late flirta
tion at the pal&'ce, andl consequently when
she walked, she was followed by a retinne;
whien she stoppedl, she was the centre of a
dense group of wvorshippers, and when she
sat, all circulation was rendered impossible,
and the passages to and from her were block
ed up hopelessly. She hore it with unbrok
en equatiniity ; hardly noticing that shte was
theobjct fanunuisuud retnark; she had lear
ndtaabeauitifu wa oman is d oubly beaunti
ful when unaffectedly simple. I have never
dreamed of stich a wonderful perfectini; cer
tautly no painter has ever createdh, from the
depths of his imaginatint, and yet of the un
real suggestions of ant inspired funeyc, a faee
so adorably lovely ; there is not another like
it except, perhaps, in Cirenssia, or at Balti
tnore. Heigh ho! The Empress huad good
reason to be jealous; she herself is far less
A sINGUVLAR we'dding ejne off at Ilight.5
towni last wveek. TIhe Monmouith Domocrat
says that a blooming yvnqng dlamsel lyad nq
less thtan five suiters in' her hand, tq pach of
whom shte. engnged bprself to marry on a
certinit day, This lime fixed uptin came
round, and a1I of thie lads were on hanid, and
the magistrs wvh was to perform the cere
inony was present. The maiden had not
made tip her mint} fully as to who should he
made her happy lord, when the napgistrate
requested die couple to stpntd up. As if
driVen to 4psperation, she bounceeg on her
feit, gave qne of the " boyg" a nudge wvith
len foot, anti before the others had recover
ed from thpir astonishment the knot was
tied. The scene that ensued is said to have
been pecullarly interesting.
Santa Anna, it is said, has sent an nrdler
to Messrs. Ames, the great epnnon panuifac.
turers at Sprigtled Massauliusetts, for two
hundred guns pf from ten to fifteen pound
calibre each, angd that the payment of the or
der, wvhicht of course, includes the supply of
a vast amounig of amu nition, musketry, revol
vers, &c., is to be made contingemit on the
passage oftlepGadsden treaty.
SoMP. SN.jas.-We learn that upon the
plagtation of Col. John B. Iruar, ,in Lee
ogya ,Jog was split ,openl, a~ (ege ,days
soce, and 4wenty-eight full grown ryttle.
akes Innnd within.-Federni' (Gn.) Uniion.
I The Battle in the Dark.
There is nothing new from the Danube, so
far as the relative position oF the two armies
is concerned. Operations of magnitude are
retarded by the bad *weather; but a -constant
succession oF minor encounters are reported.
In almost all these conflicts the Turks are
aggressor's, and generally come off victors.
From all indications, however, the Russians.
slowly as they move are preparing for a grand
On the 17th of February a conflict took
place by mistake between two columns of the
Russian army. The Turkish positions are
extended in an easterly direction as far as
the village of Cuiperceni, which is about a
mile distant from Kalarat. For several days
a Turkish corps, 4,000 strong, under the
command of Col. Mirolai, had been posted
in front of this village, and in the direction of
the Russian outposts. On this corps the
Russians determined to make an onslaught
during the night of the 16th. For this pur
pose two Russian columns were brought up,
each from 4,000 to 5,000 strong, one by the
road, which leads to Kalafat, from about the
village oF Scrihezi, and the other from the
left side of it, from about Poisna, (Prince Mil.
osch's )rolrty,) t6 advance unexpectedly up.
on the Turks, to surprise, enclose -them, and
cut them to pieces.
The Russian columns commenced their
march at three o'clock in the morning,,- and
by four o'clock reached a position 'from
whence they were only half an hour's march
from the Turkish pickets. The second col
umn Feems either to have missed the direc.
tion by mistaking the road, or to have comb
up long after its. time. He this as it may,
the latter column, in the obscurity oF a foggy
night, conchided the former one to be a body
of hostile Turks, and instantly opened upon
them a terrific cannonade, which the others,
who labored under the mistake, returned with
yet more deadly efect. Pressinig towards
each other, :it cime ere long to a close fire
of small arias.. This.ill-omened combat last
ed for an hour and a half, until, when day
dawned, the combatants saw with horror the
erto& they had committed. The loss in kill
ed and- wounded, in the course of this night's
encounter, is reckoned by the Russians thlem.
selves at several hundreds. The Turks.were
naturally alarmed at every pointi; and at Wid
den, whjch is but aleague and a half distant,
Omer Pasha, on hearing the cannonade, took
all therequisitive measures for defence. "The
Trurkisis stationed tCjiesni stood
ment, but did not advance. as it was at a loss
to imagine or comprehend what the Russians
were about, murdering one another in that
style. It -was not till bet ween 7 and S. m,
that the Russian columns withdrew to their
respective positions, carrying their woun~ded
along with them.
The Russian Invasion,
We mentioned the other day a ridionlous
report, which obtained some credence in Cans
ada, of a contemphted invasion of that part
other Majesty's domiinions by Russia. The
New York 1-erald gives the following aecount
of the affiir:
"'hlie source from which sprang all this ex
citemnent, and which seems to have caused so
much Fear and trembling anoug the Canadi.
an popuilation, was a dodge on the part of A
quack doctor to adveitise his nostrums. It
appears that lie hecamne aware that the British
!governient had ordered the seizure of all let
ters suspiected of being intended For Russia,
and lie accordingly wrote a letter to the Czar,
wb'iebi contained the programnie oF opera.
tions aus given ini the articles fromi the Toron
to papers. OF course the letter was seized,
read, and its author, just as he intended,
promiptly arrested. He was taken before the
Quebec authorities for examination, and on
b eing seareb, a letter, purporting to havo
conic from the Emperor of Russia, was Found
in his possession. Some time elasped beFore
it could be properly translated, but when that
task was aecomplished, it was found to be
simply an order for a large quantity of the
proprieto'r's quack medicinies, to he sent to
the Emperor immedliately. The letter will
of coursogo the rounds o.f the Canada papers
and the doctor's dodge will no doubt be suc
RACrNG MrTrvs-The near approach
of the spring races hats rendered aniy item of
racing affairs interesting to) many of our
readers. The famous horse Highlander, who
it is confidently thought will be the repre
sentative of Alabama for the great State
Stake, has arriv-ed and is now at the Metai
rie Course. This is his first appearanaa in
this section of the pnuntry, and ps his grat
rept;tionJ hasi preceded~ him, many persons
have pluuh guriosity to see hinm. When
l-igitider left Chigrleston, S. C., hie was
led op the race courge by pernissio? pf his
purphaser, wlppre lie was niot onily ngp~h 90
ptiirsd, but logdly cheered by the ase.d
thosands who had witnessed spome of has
great per~formances. At Mobile lhe apper.
anice of this celebrated horse also .ceAysed
quite a furor among the q~dmirers ,gf An~e
animnaJs. "Lexington is also at the ge~te,
w'here hpe is dajly taking his exercise wA#
his probable cqmpetitor. Lexingten, wil, *
is thpughmt, reprpenmt Kentucky in the SAIIe
Arrou-, who will probably run for 11,,otis~
ana, -nd Lecornte, who it is .thought .'i ap
pear For Mlississippi, are both~ daily ,ecpaeted.
Trhere are many other horses of ,pote that
will show in the stakes to be run,neort week,
thait are now in ,the stables at thle -Metairie
The racing oun the above .couceeinf corn
mpence pn Tuesday next, several brillian
stykes being gnnounced. Qp $aturday
April 1, the great State Postside for 620,
000) wiJl coma off.-N. 0. Piacyano., 24th
ITitE.CrITzEN-JoLi MITrgp~js PAPER
-Th'le Richmond Whig is jirfomned tha
the safe of- that paper in th'e ,AilDjrent bool
stores in that city exceeds ,tlat of all the
plher newspapers and periodjeal a combiined
Its weekly circulation amspnt.:s to -nea-rl:
eighty thousand, though it ha been scarc:
SINGUru AF .-m ia
longing to one orthe.h , iii
and who took an-atiye part-i
olution,~ met hi deatli'at theF
in Cinciniati,.a fiev 6iding
Charles Frohlick, fonn
cer in Austria, was good humoredi
ed by the deceasddehat
soldierthat could smell gunpowd
was nade, and-Abreita took two
ed, as he said; with blank rti
to F.; and Oalling du fu
in mock duel, to 6 out
.they could not se.eae
said,you fre first.. F..psu
A. fell, when F. ran intoit
ing exultingly, and oid n
liquor; when all presentparibem
glasses. waiting the returll fA',
was supposed to have placed
their desk. The melancholy.
unet their eye when they fognd..
body, turned their raillery and
tonishment anid soirrow. It
Ahrents porp6selv laided 'the
might kill hiin, as heli had
SERVED 113 RiG -. .
French Amba;s otdorseI
communiention to Copgess to
fair of the Black.,Warrior an
thorities, at onee obtainai
the Secretary ofState, d ........
nation of what ke termed S-if
production on' pafit r.'
He met with J hAit stili
haveIbeen ant jeiVAp Y th ..,
irig and'far-seig. satg, n
promptly declioed to ente i
cation or expationii
France, or any-other aiuthowt
sentative of SpAiae'tnd
-med inder wiiit '
interroaate ion)is~gcu h
was gapprent iu i
correpondent de ih
, in he: fn vqmbe4ri Of
ele om the Ameero ntfak E
two cildren lexhibim ; o
ry; in the. department of SadtMigfeh, in a
village cnled La Puerta, near the ibw'.'of
Usclutan, there Nes a married mulatta.w6,.
man, mojlper of thes two little childrenkjho,
pass among us for phenomensa, as welkaa
third infant, belongig to-the saire wewn,
like the two ntlwrs, &nd who will cer.kaidiy
become a Liliputian Azteo, if any kidnapper
wishes to make himself its patron. Don
Raimond Selva,.a native of Nicarague, wish.
ing to make a speculation of these twa curi
ous chiktren, obtained them from the mlother
for some ounees of goW, four or five years
ago; artd having thus acquired them, he
started with them for the UPited States, ta.
king at the same time a wolf, a white stag, and
some monkeys. On his arrival at San Juan
del Nicaragua, these curiosities passed, we
know not how, into the hands of an Ameri
can. Since then the ageil of Senor Selva
has solicited from the governamet - of the
State of Salvador documents which prove
that his client is owner of the children and
anima~ls; and thme administration has-anthen-.
ticated1 the testimony presented by the ageot,
Mr. Sonsl.-Thme Paris correspondent of
the New York Commercial A dvertiser says:
" It is understood here that Mr. Soule's
position is one of almost complete isolation,
as to society, in Madrid. The character
that had come before lhm, with his challenge
of J.Tirgot, have created a feeling against
him that nothing can overcome, and which
makes his situation alike humiliating and
NorTcE OF A BILL-Mr. Brooks' gave
notice of his intention to introduce : bill,
providing that the officeers, non-commission
ed ollicers, musicians, and privates of all the
cornpafies of Colonmel Brisbane's regiment
of South Carolina volunteers in the Flodrida
war may each receive the largest amount of
bounty land which was received 'hy'the
members of any company of that regiment.
Naw SuIxsoLs MAcuINE.-We take ple
sure in calling the attention of the pubet
the advertisement of T. P. Stovall, offqinjg.
to sell a new Shingle Machine. Welave'
seen the Machino in operation, and thok st'.
is the perfection of a Shingle* Mda h't
is very simple, apparently quiteda- eand'
does its work thoroughly, ft riveghanis
from 1500 to 2000 Shingles. pz.gg~ia-.
ing them smoothly from bu't tp -j
'Picmvc RAIILuoA.-w ai~t4n
learns that Mr. Allen, th a et o4.eMi.
.souami Pacific Railroad Cony,las psia
sed a contract for the. cc cipqftae
from St. Louis, southwg $rltbrhro
fiald and Neosho, to a pt, ; p ew~~
boundary of the Sta't~fw miesorth
of Arkatnsas; the usp,tgrning' is a the
soutb eastern c arut of Kappas Terrheuy.
A FaascuL srggeo'.i, afts direct aur-.
r'.-nt of the o chl~ofordi oo aml ab
secess in the a . .f,, . ep efS a~ was
enabile to Pa$J 3, ineisipal 1dI W ItOt
causing the Irltesjaip.
t Shieldse, .mgbqthe bye, is an
," Hoi.ih, tbst having obta~
-~ .goy.ou wiS seek for more
. "PtJimadam,," he replied," thi~~Iat. '
von have se much bat~s9~tl
. ut Qrathe palmt
' rnE n n~ 4a~F .
r AFRmcAN SEoRvNO 4
sdar do bug-anid tvhar do ilu
Sunday wid a hpttle, dar de reer