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TERMS OF THE " AMERICAN."
HENRY B. MA83ER, Pcattsiitas ad
JOSEFH EISELY. S PaoraiiToiit.
It. U. JHJSSEM, Editor,
orrici in mitiT itrsbt, kia .
THE AMERICAN" ii published every Satur
day at TWO DOLLARS per ennum to be
paid half yearly in advance. No paper discontin
ued till all arrearages are paid.
No subscription received for a less period than
six mohtbi. All communications or letters on
business relation to tho office, to insure attention,
must be POST PAID.
rom tbi AMiaiciw.
THE JtO H ,V.Vfi STJIHt
We are glad to perceive that we have added
another name to ihe list of our fair co'respondents.
Lines, like the following, will always be accepta
ble, and welcome to a place in our columns.
Fairest of stars ! last in the train of night,
That crown's! the smiling morn
With thy bright circlet 1 praise hirn thy sphere."
Thou glorious harbinger of day,
That coin's! before the earii.v dawn,
Dancing amid thy starry way,
Arid usher'et in the rosy morn.
Herald of gladness! beauteous star t
Brightest of all the host on high,
Shedding sweet influence fmm afar,
Inspiring hope, and life, and joy.
Thou drink'st the earliest orient beam,
That gilds the ebon brow of night,
Lingering 'mid roseate hues that gleam,
O'er earth in morning's dewy light.
And now thy lustrous face grows pale,
Dimm'd by the approaching god of day,
And trembling thro' soft ether's vale,
In floods of light thou fad'et away.
Now from the fresh and dewy earth,
Aacends the incense of the morn,
And mountain heights and vales give forth
Praise, on the wings of fragrance liorn,
Nature obeys the high command,
And birds their joyous anthems sing,
Then may each heart with love expand,
To Him enthroned our God and King,
Who is the light, the soul, the power,
Of all we see and foel snd knowk
And in this life's reviving hour
Gives to the heart its rapturous glow.
Oh God ! in thankfulness I kneel
For every gift thy hand has givch)
That e'en on earth We fointly feel
The soul exalting joys of Heaven.
Sunbury, Sept. 39, 1840.
THE GOOD OIJ TIIIAGS.
The following lines were suggested by a remark
cf one of the Kings of Spain, that the four best
things in the world were, old wood to burn, old
books to read, old wine to drink, and old friends to
The wintry wind sinus loud without.
The snow falls mixed with palterine; hail.
The ctcaking boughs of old oaks stout
Join solemn chorus with the gale.
Abroad be winter's cheerless gloom,
He cannot pass my we II-barred gate,
I'll seek my snug sequestered roam
And summer for myself create.
I heed not here the howling storm,
Whilst to the cheerful hearth I turn,
Piling thereon to kerp me warm
Old wood to burn, old wood to burn.
The sofa to the lire drawn nigh,
My shelves display their precious store,
Of ancient tomes a good supply,
Such as our fathers loved of yore.
The works in great Eliza's r. ign
Or later Anne's esteemed the Inst,
New laurels destined still to gain
And bear of future times the te.
" Pure wells of English underlie!"
(That leave for later x ns small need,)
Give me upon my table piled
Old books to read, old books to read.
Perusing thus some rare old wit,
How quick the pleasant moments pats !
('an any say it wero unfit
To crown bis memory with a glass !
No ! bring the oldest vintage forth
And draw the cork with cobwebs spread,
The wine should be of rare t worth
To drink the worthier of the dead.
Homo have declared no wine is bad,
That none is go h) some others think,
But give ine whilst it may be bad
Old wine to drink, old wine to drink.
Vet not alone would I enj y
The racy book, the sparkling wine.
The hermit's pleasure's quickly cloy,
Divided be all joys of mine.
Around my firende gathen d be
Thj ancient tenants of my heart,
Friend long beloved theie let me see.
To take iit wit and wine Iheir part.
With fire and books sud soo.iul bowl
What greater blef sing can I prove.
If heaven but grunt to crown the wholo
Old friends to love, old friouds to love.
AND GIIAIVIOKIN JOURNAL.
Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of Republics, from which there 1 no appeal but to force, the vitafptin. Iple and immediate parent of despntism. Jsrrnasos.
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giinfMitT, Northumberland Co. 1'a. Saturday, October .1, ISIO.
VoL IXo. IV.
Letter of Mr. Newell.
To ihe Stockholder in the Schuylkill Bank. .
Tho accompanying letter was handed ma this
morning, and coming from so highly respectable a
source, I at once comply with their wishes and
ulace before the public a statement of facts touch-
meant to insult the President and bis friends. Do
ing thwarted in all my efforts and without further
resources, I closed my opposition, by immc
diately making a protest, which was rend, and
after much difficulty -the question taken on its
reception, and lost ; myself only acting in the af-
' . 0 71
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Yearly Advertisements, (with the. privilnee ofs
alteration) one column $ 25 half column, $18
three equarrs, $ t J two rqunres, fa t one square,
$5. Without the privilege of alteration a liberal
di count will ba made.
Advertisements left without directions a to the
length of time the are to be published, will le
continued uhttl ordered out, and charged accord
Cj 'Sixteen lines make a square.
"gy"- - -' "- Bt
ing my connexion with Mr. Levis as a director of firmative. Notwithstanding tho unhandsome tioat-
the Schuylkill Dank. I leave tho public Ij draw
their own inferencer.
It is perhaps not generally known that of the
Board ol Directors of the Schuylkill Dsnk, as re
cently constituted, six of the members, say John P.
Wclherill, William Yardl.y, Stacy D. Barcrofl,
Jacob L. Sharp, Dsniel Deal and James Mcllvaine,
Jr., weie all elected umler the fraudulent i lection
under Mr. Levis' administration in November last.
The other portion, say Robert 8. Levick, Samuel
J. Hendi rton, Hugh Catherwoed, Geo. W. Car
nient I received in this as in a former instance, and
violent opposition to my views of integrity, order
being restored, I was urged to return to Baltimore
ngain, and meet Mr. Levis on his arrival and com
municate " Ihe verbal Rctululwn under which the
Board withed me to act," as expressed in a firmer
art of this statement, aud in return the Board
would make mo a vo:e of thanks, and. support me
unanimously if my motives wero called in question,
virtually insulting my understanding by offering a
reward for a deriliction of duty and prostration of
penter, George Peterson, (resigned) and myself P"! I firmly replied, gonllcmcn, unless a
.u K V, -, -!w.i.l resoiuuon l. psweu .ouu.m.g .. u.
A Sailor's Kiss. We were highly amused at
t little incident which is said to have I ken place at
the Fair in Boston, on Wednesday. Among the
numerous visiters waa a noble hearted jolly tar,
who after having wandered about for aome . time,
viewing the rich and varied articles of eiibiiion,
suddenly came to the table of a lovely and rich
young Udy, when Jack, after viewing the table
and eyeing the lovely damsel, could icfiain no long
er, and said to a friend near by, "I would give twen
ty dollais to kis that girl,'' n so mer said than
done "You may," said the young lady, timidly
stepping forward, and receiving a sweet kiss. Jack,
nothing daunted, planked down the money snd left,
feeling h bad. maJe iood Largniu. Salem Ol-
under the denomination of the Stockholders Tie
ket, and accepted office. To got possession re
course was had under a writ of Quo Warranto.
Before the termination of that process, most of the
gentlemen elected on the stockholders' ticket de
clined serving, and to mke up a full Board, it was
deemed expedient to retiin tho sit gentlemen
herein first namrd. The Bosrd under the nrw ar
rangement went into operation on the 6th February
last. Messrs. Anthony S. Morris and Jno. Dickson
Were elected since that period, but the latter has re
signed. The Board acted with great unanimity
until the question was agitated of the propriety of
bringing Mr. Leia back from Paris. This question
arose nn a communication fro in out Minister,
General Cass. A diversity of opinion existed as to
the expediency of such a course. When this Wss
determined in the sffirmative, a difficulty arose a
to who would be that committee. Every member
was solicited, and ull positively declined serving nn
the mission. From appearances it wss evident tho
object of the resolution would be defe&teJ, and on
Thursday evening, 87. h May, I agreed to accept
the trust with the unanimous approbation of the
Board, and embarked on board the British Queen,
1st June, with the underbuilding that the tho ex
pensea of the mission should be defrayed by the
Institution. An appropriation Waa made accord
ingly. I reached Puris on the 17th June, and im
mediately commenced the discharge of my duty
and after frequent interviewa and conversations
with Mr. Levis in rofcren -e to the ohj- ct in view, I
received written answers to all the questions sub
mitted, and an aftiJavit made by Mr. L.evie to tho
same. These were certified to under tho seal of tho
American Consul, Mr. Brent, in all, I think, eleven
pages of paper. This document accompanied with
my report made on the 14th August, was read and
adopted. In the conclusion of my report, I stated
I had shipped Mr. Ievis on board the ship Scotia,
Capt. Welch, for Baltimore, which vessel sailed on
the 30th July from Liverpool, five days previous to
my departure per Great Western, and might sjoii
be expected to arrive, and requested that aftor so
great a racrificc of time &c. I had made, and secu
red the object contemplated, that in justice aom'
other mcm'.ier of the Board should succeed mo and
be a committee to receive Mr. Ijvis on his orrival
at Baltimore. Eveiy memlier refused to give his
assistance in this service. Daring my absonco from
the Bank, perhaps the next staled meeting uf the
Board, 18th August, a resolution was passed impo
sing upon me a continuation of this unpleasant
Betievinx there was opposition from a certain
quarter to Mr. Levis' return, and threats of r
sonet violence L' I persisted in my course, appra
hensive of a rescue, I addressed a letter to the Pre
sident, which was read after much opp sition and
Cnal'y by its being moved and seconded, that the
communication luy oil the table. Next meeting,
28th August, I stated the resolution, and parsed
18lh August utidor which the Board requeued mo
to act, was without character and of no fleet, and
in order to make it available off red end read a
preamble and resolution. These were seconded by
a member and immediately recalled. It was deci
ded by the President that it was out of order and
refused taking any further motion on the preamble
and resolution. Being unwilling to shrink from sny
duty imHsed upon me, and standing alone in this
matter, I proceeded to Baltimore and submitted to
eminent counsel Ihe resolution of the 1 8th Aueur',
under which I acted and requested his written an
swer. Knowing mat I was witnoui auinori'y 10
control Mr. Levis and his arrival daily expected, I
iminediati ly returned to Ihe city, and next mornin
Monday, requested a Fpccial meeting of the Board
no notice of which was tik n. Next day, Tuva Jay,
at a stated meeting of ll.e Board, I lead in my
pluce a Report of my proceedings. This w?s not
st condi-d, couseqoently no action on it, other than
much exciU'iu-nt and feeling wus displayed, snd
was told I had exoeed d my authority in asking
Counsel, and was moved that I bo charg d with tho
foe paid, and that my verbal imlruciions were to
proceed to Baltimore, and meet Mr. Levis on his
arrival, I quotx their own words, as several mem
bers responded to the chsir, " aud lay Mr. Levi
i passed i
18th August, stating from the facta disclosed by Mr
Levis to me, and communicated in my report to the
Board, that it is inexpedient to pursue. Mr Levis
any further, and furnish me with a copy, so that
tho Board may assume the responsibility of the act,
I shall persist in my course and bring Mr. Levis to
this city under tho resolution, relying m ro upon
the promise made me by Mr. Levis in Liv- r ool,
that he would return to Phil d lphia, than the effi
cacy of the resolution of the 18tb August, under
which I nomina ly octed. I proceeded again to
Baltimore on tho evening of the 1st instant, and
next morning Mr. Brobson delivered me a letter
with the enclosure, the president still refusing to do
what wss cssentinf in the case, and as he waa ad vi-
fcJ per Mr. Loyd, and would have carried into ef
fect Ihe resolution of the 1 8th Aagu-t. An imme
diate answer was returned. My great ambition
Martin, the French Prophet.
Tho story pf Martin is not yet introduced into
English lileraluie ; but deserves a small apace in
tho retforda of curiosities. Pmphots are generally
most esteemed some hundred or thousind years af
ter they die. Joan of Arc was regsidid as a witch
when she liv. d ; but now, she is canonized, and
become a fixed star in the firmament of inspiration.
Mirtin's stoiv is a species of ublic document. It
was investigated by Decucs, the Minister of Polico,
in and officially reported and the Prophet j
himself was introduced by the Mn'quis of Roche
fouciult, to I ouis the 18th, who was so much nf
feotcd with what he said, thnt he never cou'd con
sent to his own coronation. Martin told him that
he wss not the legitimate heir ; and, as nn videnc'
of his mission, he told bim that he, (Louis 18th)
had onee a design upon his brother Louis 16th's
life, in the forest of St. Hubert ; that he had a double-barrelled
gun in his hand, and meant to shoot
the king, his brother with one barrel, and fire the
other in the air, and represent it as a dou' lo at
tempt against himself and tho king ; but that he
b. came entangled in Ihe branch of a tree, when the
king was passing. When Louis ISih hiMid this
from Martin, ho wept and confessed th truth ; but
charged bim lo keep silence upon it. Martin wm
strictly watched ever after, and even thoe who had
any previous correspondence with hirn, were bas'i
Iv removed Irom his neiuhl'oihood. His rurnto was
sent to snolhi r parish. Tho prefect of Ohortics,
was removed to another prefecture; and Lo Sieur
Andre, lieutenant of Gen iTarmcs, who had con
ducted Martin ro Paris, was transferred to a distant
sta ion. The promises which Ihe king lnado to
Martin were all broken : snd the only advice of the
prophet w lib h ho followed wits, "Vrciuz g.mle a
voiu fnirt nrre,earsi vou k tenltz, tviu sertz
his ears and nostrils. His friends say he Wss
strangled, but all judicial inquiry waa checked, and
the death, as w II ae Ihe life of Martin remains a
H is prophecies chiefly refer to another great po
litical revolution in France, and a reformation of
tho Catholic Church j and they are not very pala
table to those who raise thcmwlvce to distinction
by corruption and oppression. Had Martin lived
in Palestine 3,000 years sgo, he would have been
murder d first, and afterwards ranked amongxt the
prophets. "Tho fathers killed tho prophets, and the
sons built their sepulchres."
was in consequence of the Bosrd having tcfuwd to frtippe dc rnort pcuhinl la ceremonie du serc'
assist mo in tho discharge of a duty thnt I should
have a triumph over litem by intro 'unrig Mr. L. -
vis to them in the Bank, on Monday morning, to
iheir confusion and dismay. In this particular Mr,
Levis thought propir not to comply with the pledge
given at the moment of our separation on Saturday
night. On Monday mnrniog I notified the Dank
of Mr. Levis' arrival in thia city. The fact of the
arrival of Mr. Levis at Baltimore was known here
on Saturday aftcrno n in time to have adopted
means for srrest, if desired. In the course of Mon
day I sent in my resignation as a Director of the
Bank, quite desirous of quitting an institution for
whose benefit I labored with much teal, without
much prospect of success, for thoco who honored
me with their confluence.
The lost lliblc fouud.
Mot of our readers have seen historical uotices
of the misfortunes of the family of the Rev. Mr.
Caldwell of New Jersey, in ihe revolutionary war.
Mr. C. was pastor of tho presbyterian church at
Etizjlethtown, and like most of tho clergy of thai
church, at thnt time, was a aealous whig. His ac
tivity against the Brili-h, made him a mark for their
vengeance, and in one of their frequent incursions
into that neighborhood, when he was from home,
a comp iny of soldiers surrounded his dwelling, and
one of them deliberately levelled his mukct at Mrs.
Caldwell, while on her kneca at prayer, and fired,
killing her instantly. The party then retreated,
carrying o'ff several articles of plunder, and among
tbem Mr. Caldwell's family bible. Not long ago,
and more than sixty year after the event wc have
I een recording, an old woman living on Long Is
Innd, called on one of the grandchildren of Mr.
Caldwell, at Morri.town, N. J. and presented this
identical bible, containing the family record as
made by Mr. C. in his own hsnd writing then
the toco id as made by the soldier who stolo it ( and
varum i memoranda by subecqueut posrtuor.
IVitny Postage lit EuIuml.
From the official tablos published in the London
Morning Chronicle, it appears that under tho old
ratoa in 1837, the number of chirgeablo letters wus
64,923,830, and the revenue 3,274,923. Und'r
the uniform rate of four pence in 1839 ihe number
of such letters was 98,05 1 ,270, and the revenne
1,640,160 ; thus exhibiting an increase of loiters
"Beware of having yourself crowned, lor if you d,
you will be struck dead during the ceremony."
This was somewhat too serious for the old g nth
man, am he though; It moro prudent not to run
The following letter from the Marquis of Roche
foucsult lo Madame du Cayla on the subject, is
contained in the "Memoirs de M. Sosthenes do la
Rochibucult, aide de camp da Charles X Paris,
1837." "About this period (1816) a very extra,
ordinary circumstance, of which I shall hcreaf er
speak more in detail, waa the subject of general in
I res(. A man named Martin, simple, without edu
cation, of a perfectly regular life, respected and ho
nored by all who know him, was, accordiug to his
own report, suddenly struck with a vision, and the
apparition of an angel. He declared that he heard
dii-tincily a voice, which gnve him a mission to the
king, (Louis IS,) and promised at the same time,
a sure means of compelling his majesty lo believe
his vcraci'y. At first he hesitated, but his doubts
at last giving way, he commenced his journey. M.
de Csie, (the minister of police) knew that a man
prctei dins to a di-vine mission, n iiuostiM an ou-
dience of tho king, aud endeavoied to previ nt it
Suddenly the nun disopieared, no one knew where.
The Duchess of Luyna, my grandmother, dwelt at
Eclimout, ulout a league from tl illoidon, Mania's
place of residence, nnd four leagues from Rutnbouil
le'. Being informed of all that passed, I resolved
to ni ike iersouul inquiry, and at Inst, I discovered
th it Marlin sai shut up as a lunatic al I'hurenl n,
whcie I f. uud him perfectly tranquil, in respert to
his person! condition. "I am assured," he suid to
me, '-that I have only to oley, and all will bo wt II.
I wait with tranquility the opportunity of seeing
the king, I have something to tell him, which can
be told lo no one rise." After having questioned,
aud rross-questioned the man, struck with wli it I
saw, und with what ho told me, astonish' d above
all ut his simplicity, his faith, aud his tranquility, I
returned lo Paris, determined to demand an au
dience of the king, which wus immediately granted
me ; Martin was admitted a f-w days after, au l
what I can well attest (you know it madam, as
well as myself,) is that tho king was remarkably
struck with one thing that Martin told him, a thing,
added ihe king, that no one could know but heaven
ai.d himself. Martin refused money which was of
fered him. He accepted only fif.eeu francs, to pay
the eienses of his journey. Since that time, he
hs resumed his ordinary life, he has expericuced
FItlCT OF lIM I UlIsnfJ,
I square I insertion,
I do S do
1 do S da
WESTERN COURT OF JUSTICE.
The little log cabins of the west, with their
puncheon floors and rough hewn fixtures, dedicated
to the administration of ihe laws of the land, often
furnish matter for a laugh to the lovers of the
whimsical, in the oddity of the characters exibited
in their precincts. The roarer of the backwoods
amplifies on a birgcr scale, lhan when drawn 'up
before his betters as plantifT, defendant or more
especinlly as witness. It is in this latter charactor
that he most emphatically show himself, and brings
out hi powers of oratory to the best advantage,
Glowing with the importance of his position, his
w'rds are moslaptlj and delicately chosen, his elu
qiieuce most discursive and (lowing, and his diction
moat chase and impressive. He delights in anec
dotes, and relates his knowledge of the matter in
baud with all the vividness of tho chi. factor in the
scene, or retains his opinion with all the caution ol
one upon whom tho fate of nations yet unborn
Call Pierce Taylor," said a western attorney
in a case where Ihe charactfr of a previous witness
wss called in question.
Mr. Taylor made his apfcaraiico. He was
tall, spaie, hard lis. king subject, with a mop of
sandy hair covering a countenance in which tho
deep tan ofeip sure, and the bright red of dissipa
tion struggled for the mistery, Hw drrss was
puiely domestic, and as purely original in its cut
and fitting, and hung around him with a looseness
that might without exaggeration be called perfect.
Mr. Taylor made a leg tipped the judge a know
ing wink, as much as lo say, 'How are yon old
covey Vmilcd complacently on the bar, while on
his brow a tipsy dignity sat in slate, indicating plain
ly enough that ho had not forgotten bis affections
for fog cutters and 1 1 o'clock, and didn't care if
he di I throw in a jigger occasionally, by way of
helping along on extraordinary occasions.
"What do yon know about the character of the
witness," inqu'ued the limb uf the law.
"I don't always tell all I know," solemnly un
awered the witness.
"l'b ase answer the question, Mr. Taylor," sjid
the mail of pleadings.
"Home people toils what they knows easier than
others," said Ihe witness; for my port H would
take me some time to go into all the paniculate of
what I know. I must have time to think."
"TelljU what you know, if you pi ee!"
Don't nut me out. I m thinking ! 1 lus is an
important matter, and requires consideietion."
"Answer the qu'-stion-'
THE LOAFER IN TEXAS,
a RCMnnoca skktcb.
During the hardest of the storm, the day before.
yesterday, we took a loungs down to the steamboat
landing. .While standing on the brink of a deep
gully that emptied Its torrents of Water Into the
bayou, oar attention was attracted to the bottom of
the gully whete a drunken loafer was stemming
the torrent, holding On lo a root fast anchored In
the bank. Tho poor fellow, not knowina anv one
was near him, was combatting his fate manfully.
and in calculating his chances of escaj r, gave ut
terance to the following :
" Haint this an orful silivaiion to be placed in,
nohow. If I was a steamboat, a rail, or a wood
pile, I'd be bettor by fifty cents on a dollar than I'll
ever be again. Unless I'm a gone case now, thro
ha'.nt no truth in fernology. I've weighed all the
chances like a ginersl, and find only two that boors
in my favor; the first is a skunk hole lo crawl jn
to, and the s cond, a special interposition of Pro
vidence ; and tba beat chance of the two is slim. If
I only had the chance, I'd give a premium for the
skunk hole them's my sentiments. If I could be
a mink, a mushrat, or a water snake, for about two
month, prehaps I wouldn't mount Iho fi st stump
tothor side Ihe Rio, and flap my wings and crow
over everla-ting like skientiflcally prcscrvatcd.
"But what's the use holding nn to this root? thero
haint no skunk hole in these cro digginc; the wa
ter is getting taller about a feet, and if my nnso
was as long as kingdom cotne, it wouldn't stick out
much lunger. Oh, Jerry t Jerry I you'ro a gone
suckei, and I guoee your mnrm don't know your
out. Pool woman t wont she cry the glasses out
of her spectacles when she hears her darling Jeiry
has got the whole of Buff rlo Rio for his coffin I
Wh it a pity 'tie aome philanthropis or momher of
the humane society never had foresight enough to
build a house over this era gutter, with a steam en
gine to keep out tho water ! If they'd done it in
lime, they might have had tho honor nnd gratifica
tion of saving the lite of a feller being; but its all
dny with you, Jerry, and you've a big h irb r to cast
anchor in. It's too bad to go off in this orful man
ner, when thoy knows I oilers bated water
ever since I was big enough to know 'twarnt whis
key. I feci the root givin' way, and since I don't
know a prayer, hore' a a bit of Walt's Poxologor to
prove I died a Christian :
" On the banks where droop'd the wilier,
Long time ago
Defore Jerry got to Ihe conclusion, ho was
washed into the bayou within a few fiet of a largs
flat that had just started for the steamboat; his eye
caught the prospect of deliverance, and ho changej
tho burthen of his dirge into a thrilling cry of
Heave to; passenger ovciboard an.l sinking, with
a belt full of specb! the. mun that saves mo makts
his foilunn!" Jerry was fi-lud ashore by u duikcy.
and to show his gratitude, invited Qusshy to "gi
up to Ihe doggery." Morning Star.
SrrcEssive Dsoaias. Solomons, the celebra
ted Violin player, gave lessons in music to King
George IIL of England. He one day remarked to
his august pupil, "Violin players may be divided
of 33 per cei.U and a falling off in the revenue of
46 per cent. . T' 5ng five months and a half of the ,om, persecutions in his village, and has been con
proecnt year, from January ihe lllh, and cslcula-1 stsntly watched. I leave lhe who read this ra
ting accordingly for the whole year, the number of I markabla inei 'ent, to form tlirir own judgment of
letters is 161,175,000, producing a revenue of I it. I en oi.ly say that many sober-minded people
1,129,723 and being an increase in letters of
148 Hr cent., and a fall in the revenue of only 69
per cr ut. I he expenditure of the 1'ost Uliice is
ul. ut 000,000 a year, and as the present revenue
may be estimated as above, there is a clear profit of
599,623 r annum. The atatemeut anticites
that by the end of ihe year the revenue will be, in
round numliers, 1.200,000, or 80 per cent, net
pn fit. It is quite evident from ihe t xeriiuenl now
made, that the uniform charge of one half penny
would eover tlie expenses of the post office, and
even real a pro At ; but aa Ihe British post cffice
ia an important b.anch of revenue, no fuiiher re-
are convinced that Martin was no impost er.
After the death i f I outs 18th, Martin wss inter
rogatcd by the emmissaries of Charles lthh, who
endeavored to make him retract what he had said
respecting the son of Louis 10, h ' ing still alive.
The Duke de Montmorency, one of these, was
however so terrified, by a revelation rnndo lo him
by Martin, that he modestly ahui.domd the office of
inquisitor. When Charles 10th lied from Paris at
the Revolution, he passed through R.unbouillet, and
sent to inquire ol Martin, who told him that it wue
useless for him to shed more I lood, ih t ntiiher be
nor bis family would ever more n ign in France,
into throe claa-es. To the first belong those who
"There ! you've dineomboberated all my ideas I do not know how lo play at all ; to tho second those
with your darn'd noise, and I must begin again.
This i an important "
"Answer the question!"
No you don't ! I'm aot op here to tell roy
opinion, and I want lime lo make it up. Thei s
many things to be considered on both sides, and I
mttl have timo to think. This is an
"Will you answer the question, Mr. Taylor 1"
said the judge, rather sternly.
"You can't sro me, Mr. Judge," replied the
witness with grcut dignity ; "I han't made up my
mind on ibis question, and can't make it up in a
hurry, and this is an impor
"W'i I you answer the question!
"Perbapi I will, when I've made up my mind;
l n m .kn nn mv mii.d in a hurry. I never
knew any thing done in a hurry that was'
"Perhaps you can make up your mind in jail, Mr,
Taylor," suid the judge, "Coinmil the witness t
jail lor sis hours, and then bring him before ihe
Court," and Mr. T.vylor was led of to Uuranre,
wondering sll the while what could have induced
his Honor lo commit him, when he was doing hi
utmost to enlighten hint upon a very important
subject, and considering hiuweif as a very ill-used
individual. Buffaloe Srnhnel.
who play b.id'y ; tJ the third those who play well.
Your majrsjy has already advanced to the seconj
D'Isbaiii, the younger, says, a smile fur J0'.:r
friends and a curse for your enemies, is the only
wsy lo govern mankii.d.
A Niw Pcsisiimkst. Apy man so base as to
strike a woman, should be placed on the back of
hard trolling horse, and made to collect newspaper
accounts fur the balance of his life.
Vkbt Tm. "I haejust met your old acquaint
lance Daily," said an Irishman to his fuend, "and
was sorry losee he his almost shrunk away to no
thing. You arelhiu aud I am thin, but he is thin
nor than both of us put together."
Assi wiLATiow, A gentleman was a.ked why
he hated Mr. G "I do not hale him, saii
he," neither do I hate bed bugs; but I do not like
I a have them around me."
Milk. U is raid th it a spoonful of horse-radish
put into a pan of milk, will preserve the milk sweat.
for several days, either in the open air, or in a cel
lar, while ether milk will turn sour.
you have rtdtemtdyour pkdgt given me in Paris Jur,i,,n c" ht Bn,icil',eJ. lh,,u8h P" itJiMu- Louis Philiipe in his turn, was iU afraid of Mar.
and Liverpool and if you come lo Philadelphia,
you come on your own BetptumbiMy. Not
dispod to yield principle, to expediency, I then
offered resolution, which was read aud refused,
not a member that would second nit, though I
called each msmber by name not lo Cinch fumi
dMy ; and one gentleman demanded to kijow if I
a'a have i ffered to pay a large sum annually to the
government, fur the privilege of ao doing.
Basks. The luwt tatuk ever yet known is a
bank of ear h at never refuses to discount to ho-
Ut lt'r; and tho beat share is the plough share,
lie. which dividend aie always liberal.
tin, and very 80oirafter hie elevation to the throno,
Martin's house was surrounded with gen it" irme
but he made Lis escape, and livid iu concealment
for some lime. But having recognixrd the Duke
of Normandy a the veritable son of Louis l&Ui, he
displeased all parties, and on May 8th 1831,'he was
'ound dead at Charlies, with llovdovting nut from
AnvxHTisiau. The advantages if advertising
are nut fully spprcciaii d by men who have just en
lereil into business for themselves. If they are snx-
ious to become known, receive patronage, and ac
quire propeity, they must advertise freely in some
i.,. ihtti has a larce circulation. We know of no
betioi medium thsn the penny sheets; for ihey are
distributed in a manner calculated lo place them in
Ihe bands of all. It is the only projxsr mode to be
pursued, and is a sure guarantee of success.
Do stot Kut i oca Bass. Tiie common poll
ball, or fungu max! mu, gathered at this season
of ihe year, and dried so us to hold fire, has a alu
pifying effect upon bees, and renders thoin as
harmless as brimslona dons, without the deadly if
feet of the fumes of t' is latter article.
Coast ." "Come John, sit down and est these
potatoes, anJ let your whiskey alone, for it is poor
stuff to live upon." . "Ah ! Cuty, my jewel, I
would take your advice, but the'tatoes are eo eorty."
"All Ihe bettor, John, for slopping your bottle,"
rsTixa !to otuk Feias's Bcsistss.
"What are you doing theie l" inquired Jack of j
Tom, as he caught him peeping through a key-
'Whal'a that to you! said Tom ; "I dou't like I
to see a person pryii g into other people s busima
Has Hasbss Habubat !
hard times, and bard cider.
Arise, ye Mutes! aud inspire poor f.
To fill tbi column out wtth fo--4ry f