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Gen. Houston on Aiinriltmt
G.-n. Houston has made on address to th citi
tens of New Orleans, at their finest, relative to
Texas affairs and annotation, The Islter part
of lut speech possesses inUttst, a it professes
t-) explain the cdUfse of action Which he thought
it politic to pursue in reference to the project of
annexation. Oert. Jackson speaks with great
kindness and confidence of Gen. Houston, whose
Visit he is anx-imtsly expecting. He says, ''Tex
as come into tlie Union with an united voice j
and Gt.n. Houston, as I know, puts his shoulders
to the wheel to roll it on speedily. Amissafk;
and Ponelson will have the honor of tfcis impor
"Gen. IT. stated that in 18.1(1 he voted for the
measure when it was before the penpte, Hint the
titst act of his administration (Wing the first con
titutional President) was to despatch an agent
to this government, followed shortly by another
With extraordinary powers, conveying the wish,
rs of the people and empowered to open negotia
tions on the subject. Their reception and treat
ment was somewhat cool and cavalier, and they
refill nod to Texas without obtaining any satis
faction. Another appeal was made with similar
results -the impression going abroad that nine-
f enths of the Texans were Annexationists. Then
policy dictated a reserved course, and he thought
a little innocent trickery would benefit the cause
and help on the measirre to a final settlement.
He had often heard that when a lover had been
kept in abeyance by his mistress for some time,
nnabfe to obtain a "yes"' or "no," some sudden
holding otTor violent praise of some neighbor
beanty would scarcely fail to elicit an answer.
Prompted by this idea its efficacy was immedi
ately put to test. Friendly intercourse was
fourfpd with other powers, and, aware of the
mutual jealousy existing between our country
and that o( England, her hand was first solicited
' ft a partner in the ihrnce, which she reality
granted; but familiarity was never such in the
callepade as toungloVe with her. The bait was
taken, and she who always dearly loved us
sinking alfected reserve made a direct pro
posal. If to have voted for annexation to have nego.
tiated for it to have courted it ami to have
sven coquetted for it, be opposition, then he sup
posed he was what he ha sometimes been term
J on thut head.
With regard to public sentiment oft the sub
ject in Texas, nearly every man was of one
irriml. He had been at many meetings and a ne
gative voino was a rare thing when annexation
President Jones Was in ftvvoT of the measure
and would do everything in his power to satisfy
the wishes of the people.
In conclusion, he assured the assemMy that if
Pncle Sail) did take Texas it would be marrying
intoa good family. He retired amidst the hearty
Ueers of tlie multitude."
Crime, CoNEsssron, and Unji'st Scsfrrros 1
Fifteen years ago says the Cleveland Plain
Pettier a man committed perjury in Sheldon,
GcnoHBee county,. N. V.,by which he not only,
by the aid of throng circumstantial evidence, de
frauded his neighbor of four or five Immlred dol
lars, but nliso threw the suspicion of crime upon
the head of that neighbor.
"Stung by remorse the perjurer left that Conn
fy and became a woylarer in the Went. After
many years, justice laid Irer heavy iron grasp
upon him, and sent him retribution in the shape
of poverty, sickness o-nd misery. lie became
aa hifimte of our township hoffritaf, the nnr
house. Death' win nigh tn him. Moved by the
prickings uf that conscience which 'doth rr.nke
cowards ol'us all,' lie began to fear the monster,
ttnd to cult tm very present help in time of trou
ble. A neighboring clergyman hastened to the
dying perjurer's bedside. The man uttered a
confession of the crime, and d a feeble token
of repentance, requested tho whole to be noted
down, and tent back to the defrauded and des
The Plain Dealer adds: "Tlie confession
was sent, but bo incredible did the story appear,
and so fixed were the impressions of the citi
zens of lh ? lift of their neighbor, and of the
innocence of the real perjurer, that nought but
the highest v rrttsn-evidence could remove them.
Certificates of the Venty of the emifessloa were
y s-sterday sent, ami after a lapse of filteen years,
tho stain upon (he fair fume of the individual has
keen senwiwhftt removed."
Smoking. Duct. Macauley of St. Louis,
while lecturing before the Mechanics' Institute
of that piste, recently told the following amus
ir-c anecdote of emoking :
"A young frcitllrman very much devoted" to
smoking, had mii.l his addresses to a young Ia
dy, whose pjuenU- thjrcted to the union, merely
beeiuse lie, indulged, as they thought, too tree'
)'y in the ue of tobacco. Tho young rady, lioV'
ever, prepr.,sed in hia favor, prevailed ojioii
tt 1 1 it to uburrhm the htbit, that their union might
sxke place. The antipathy of the mother, how
ever, to Bulking, continued unubuted, and ehe
wttdbiiil skeptical aa to the fact of his reforma'
ion on that tcore, und to-lest her dutrghter'e aa
ount that ho hud yiven up the practice of
.tnokiiig, iilie iuvited him to spend a f'uw days at
icr hoiitip, wHh tlw; family.
No pyiriptoiud of siiioliing appeared till one
veiling when the inninnia, before retiring to
er, fancied c-litt Muett vomething like the fumes
f tobacco hi lua bud roouii fche looked tliroimti
he key-hole, ami ! and behulu t the gentleman
'aa caiirrht in the oct, pulling away, with hit
;i't upon the- jrata and thinking, no duubt, of
ie many happy daya with his beloved' object,
'he mother, in hunt?,, rini down ata-ira, called
r her duuhter, suul blio hud lound him still
noking, and wished her to come uu iminedi
ely and hoc. They flew up stair ; the mo
er looked again int the key-holv, wyinjr to
e daughter, "did 1 not tell you he smoked ;
ok in and tee." "Ah, but mother," Mid the
ughter, "iu nof imoke beautiful;."
Saturday) Jmt 14, 1816.
K. V.1lnKll, Kaq., at hi Itrat Km
tale and tUnd ftKef, .V. ft9 Witt Street,
ladrlfthirt, 1 anthorttetl to art aa Jlgrnt, and
receipt lor all tunnies dot this Wrf, for
tcrtiition or advertising
.Ihn. at hi OflieaJVn. 1G0 JWurnna tftrrrt,
,1nd S K. Corner of Unlit more ami Cafrert
at a., Halt inline.
Tlie Editor is still absent.
C7 This W father for the last eifht or ten
day?, has been excessively warm and my. Mon
day last was a regular "searcher." Tuesday af
ternoon we were favored with a shower, which
continued through the night, and on Wednesday,
our thermometer fell six tr.t. t from the wall to
DSThe citizens of this plare held a meeting,
in theConrt House, on Saturday evening last, to
take into consideration the propriety of appro
priating money for the building of an embank
ment above the Sunbury Canal. The Common
Council, the previous evening, laida tax of two
hundred dollars for this purpose, v hi eh was ton
curred in by the meeting.
ftjOrcN. Cajieros' Visit. The Hon. Simon
Cameron, our worthy nn.l talented United States
Senator, paid this borough a visit on Monday
last. He was called upon by a large number of
our eitizens, who cordially took him by the hand
and bade him welcome to the place of his nati
vity. When we retlect upon the struggles Mr.
Cameron had to encounter in his youthful days,
we cannot but view, with pk'.isore, his elevation
to the high and honorable station which he now
occupies. He is, indeed, ait example to the
youth of the present day.
tFWe are glad fo see that the interest on our
State debt, which falls due on the first of Au
gust next, will, withonf doubt, be paid oiT. The
Harrisbtirg Union, inan article on this subject,
says : "We now declare it as our most solemn
conviction that the State interest will be paid, in
cash, mi the first of August next, and runtime to
he puid ptHUt aally thereafter."
K7"Rkmovai.8 from Okhcb. There has been
fity-four removals from office, in Washington
city, since the 4th of March, A small
KyWlIlUMT'S pFNNSYf.VANIA .TlSTlrH. R. E.
Wright, Esq., of Allentown, the author of this
work, in an advertisement says : "The snppli
ment to this work, containing the Acts of As
sembly and decisions offlie Supreme Com f, on
all subjects within the jurisdiction of Aldermen
and Justices of the Peace, frooi IS 10 to the che
of the session of 1 ? 15, with all the necessary
forms, entries, &c, is now re;idy (nr delivery
by mail. Among other important subjects will
be found' the new law relative to "Attachments
in Execution," with full directions as to the
mode of proceeding in such caes, together with
a copious iuJV.x so arranged as to adapt the sup
plement to either of the three works published
in 1810. Price one dollar per copy, a determi
nation to n ake the work as perfect as possible
having swelled it to more than twice the con
templated size. Trice of the original work in
paper cover f 1 SO or $2 for the best."
C7Thomas W. Dour. There appears tu be
almost as much anxiety evinced for the libera
tion of Thomas W. lorr from bondage, as there
is for the incorporation of Texas into the Union.
They are both questions of paramount importance
to the United States. The accomplishment of
the one, will secure t a people the blessings
which were handed dawn ta us by our noble an
cestorswhile thut of the other will' be The
release of a patriot who boldly stood up and
vindicated the rights of a people oppressed by
a moneyed aristocracy. The people of Rhmfc
Island are in favor of his liberation, anil h.Tve
given an etnest of it in tho triumphant election
of Jackson, who is a Porrite'. The Legislature
has adjourned without doing anything satisfacto
ry in this important matti-r Put the people, who
are ever in the right, have now determined to
call a macs meeting, to be con vencd on the Uh
of July, ft very appropriate day, indeed, to a
dopt measures for the LUeraJiiMi of this champion
of equal rights-.
E7 Biauor Ei.kct ok rKN-vi.NM. We
learn from the Albany Journal, that the Rev. lr
A 1 ouzo Totter ha transmitted f the Standing
Committee his acceptance of the Episcopate cf
this Diocese. The Albany Arg'is says, "while
we regret exceedingly fo lose this excellent in
dividual from our own State, and while his with
drawal from Union College will leave a vacancy
hard indeed to be filled, yet, under all the cir
cumstances, we cannot but express our gratifica
tion that he has accepted the nomination to a
station which he will honor by the purity of his
life, as well as by his great learning and talents.'
Increase op Rkvenck prom the CaHals. The
PefawaTe Division of the Pennsylvania Canada
Harrisbtirg paper says, is destined to render to
the Stale this year a larjely increased sum of
money over former years. The amount taken
in at the office at Euston is ?2'J,7:iO 83. The a
mount last year was $17,008 23. This inrreae
throughout will help materially to jelieve the
Lf.ttf.r from Mr. Calhohh. In a late Mo
bile Register is published a letter fropi Mr. Cal
houn to some citiiliffns of Mobile, i reply to on
inviting him tt Visit that city and accept a pub
lic dinner. Mr, Calhoun in his reply refers to
tho Texas and Oregon rjuesthma. In relation to
the latter be sitys !-"
"The absorbing character of the negotiation
in reference to Texas, did not so engross my at
tention as to neglect that of Oregon. As soon As
the former was SHfficiently d-spatcbed and the
business of the department brought tip, I entered
on that. I left it in an unfinished state ; and as
it is still pending, I am not at liberty to pen:k of
the courser took in reference to it j but I trust
when it becomes to be made public, it will not
be lfs successful ire meeting yonr approbation
and thnt of the countrv generally. If is a enh-
j' ft not without great difficulties, irmf f feel as
sured 1 shalf be pardoned for expressing a hope
that if may be so condnrted by those trt whose
bands it is entrirsfed to finish the negotiwtion, as
to bring it frfu successful and satisfactory termi
nation, and thus a-vrrid an appeal to arms. Neither
country can gain anything by such an appeal, or
carr possibly desire it if it can be honorably a
voided." "The system of holding sessions of the State
I.egisfafrrres onTy every second" year, is finding
faror in most of the States. Missoirri, Tennes
see, Mississippi, Delaware. Georgia and Louisi
ana, have adopted1 the system, and it is now pro'
posvd to incorporate if in the projmsed'alteTation
of the Constitution of j!?ew fork."
Migrit the same amendment, says the Ledger,
be adopted" irr Pennsylvania, without the public
interests sull'crinj tn the extent that the State
would be benefitted by fN diminished expense ?
Mine tlurn two1 thirds of the Annual work of le
gislation is btrt to incorporate trading asid nrmmr
fiicturing companies, banking institutions, and
others of a similar character. As the Governor
has the power to call a speeial session whenever
it is necessary, very little public inconvenience
would urisf frtn the rhanrre, and the coat of a
session would pay part of the interest of the State
Pittsbcrc! Fr.B. The Council erf Pitrshnrg
have voted down the resolation of the Relief
Committee, and concluded to loan the fitfy thou
sand dollars, which was voted by the Legisla
ture, for distribation among the sufferers.
M. vnootu. The number of petitions pre
sented Hguinst the Mayiiooth grant, according
to the latest return, was 7.'i'20, which were sinn
ed by '.iK'J.sr.a persons. The number for the
grant was 40, signed by 15,53 persons.
A. WrrY, Esq , of New Tork, is on his
way to the West for the pm-posc of exploring
the Oregon Railroad route. The expenses of the
expedition will be from ShlO to $.200 for each
individual. The party consisted of forty, tien
eral IWge, of Wisconsin, is to furnish hovses
A LfiP.RiNK LirERAtiTV. The cify authorities
of Providence refuse the use of any public build
ing to the friends of Porr to hold a meeting in.
They are compelled to hohfthem in the open air.
ft is just such a petty spirit as this, that Will
make Porr friends.
Fi.ORtn Ei.fctio --The Peniorrafs claim
tha th"y have elected th"ir fiovernor, member
of Congress, and a majority of both branches of
the Legislature thus set-urine to them two Se
nators in the next Congress. They will l ave at
feast eighteen majority on joint ballot three in
tlie Senate and fifteen in the Representatives.
Tite Firb at Qi FPr.c The total loss bus
been computed with the utmost nicety possible,
and found to be between one million and one
million and a half of pounds f or, in dollars,
from $1,000,000 to (i 000,000 ! The loss of life
cannot be estimated.
CrKTTlfo Rfakt. The Charleston Courier
says that orders Have been received to put the
Forts in that haibor in a complete- state of de
fence at once.
MMiNSTir PiiiNTixii TKi.KCRArn. It is stated
that a maenetic printing telegraph is shortly to
be introduced to the world, which is superior t
any now in use. fnsteadof making lines, each
fo designate a letter, it makes the fu'l letter ir
self, and with astonishing rapidity. This new
discovery will fie of a gttaf value, for it eau be
managed by any one without difficulty.
The fafe frnsfs seem for have exferrrW far and
wide over The Union. At Sangame, fllinftis. on
j the 25t!i ult. , many fields of corn were ruined,
j and' the wheat sustained a very serious injrtry.
One genrlenun in the vicinity of thut place, who
; has COO acres in wheat this year, i9 lillely to lose
all but about forty acres. A letter written at
HaliAix, N. C, on the uOth ult., expresses ap
prehension that the cotton crop uould be ruined
that night by the frost
N Murk Wawtfii. The Pittsburg papers
say that there are mow more bricklayers, carpen
ters and laborers in that city than can find em
ployment, and counsel others to stay away.
Masonic The corner stone of a' llaJI' wao
laid by the Freemasons of Cincinnati on Wed
nesday last. A discourse was delivered oh the
occasion by the Rev. Mr. Strickland
SoMETiiiMi New B!rF-R -tub Svn.-A news
paper is about to be published at Jerusalem. The
Fredericksburg Recorder says, Solomon, with all
his wisdom, never dreamt of such a thing.
HiGiiWAt RosrrRV TlieU. S. Journal states
that a gentleman staying at the United States
Hotel, Washington, was robbed of 12, COO, near
the Glass House, Friday morning The villians
fired a pistol at him, the ball of which grazed his
Lot from Mexico,
Thu Rritish frigate Enridyce arrived at the Ra
Jize, the .New Orleans papers say, on the first
int., bringing tlcspatfch.es from the Rritish mi
nister in Mejiico to Mr. Packehham. The only
hews she brings is a letter td the editor of the
Rulletin, which states that the American bark
QnioUtte had arrived a Sdfl Rifts from Alfa Cali
fornia, with the late Governor on Ream! and his
soldiers, having been expelled by the native C"a
lifoTninns. The Northern departrtrehM, Ihe tet
ter sn,ys, are wholly averse to a war with the U
nited States on account Of the annexation of Te
as. "Reganfine the treaty between "Texas and
Mexic.i, the Mexican government finds itself in
a dilemma which precipitate action might rentier
dangerous. They have raised a wct spirit which
they discover they cannot quell, and which cVerr
to conciliate appears hazardous.
The adherents of Santa Ana, (Inn mntconfcnfs
of every hue and kind, encourage alt kinds of
opposition fo the cxistinu government. Knowine
the inability of Mexico to engage with the United
States in war, anil confident that she cannot rely
upon England for assistance, they represent to
the ignorant the inta-sion of this country as a task
of easy accomplishment, and that the British go
vernment only waits the woTd fo join them a-ga-inst
irs. The peopfe are therefore madly in
favor of war, and the adoption of any coarse by
the existing government having a peaceful ten
dency, will more than probably result in its over
throw. No-atfempts are nurdc in Mexico fo disguise
the ifeep and active interests which Great Britain
takes in everything calculated to prevent the ef
feetiuition of the annexation measure. It is said
that to accomplish her ends, she offers fo pay tlw
debts of 'f cas, and fo assume for Mexico' ten
millions of her English bonds, guaranteeing in
ilepence tothe one, and security from theinioads
of the United States to the other.
The Texan or English commissioner, "whose
name is never beard, " was fo leave Vera' Cruz
on the 2Tld insf., for Galveston, in the P'rench
brig of war Penur."
Gov. Shannon, V. S. Minister, had arrived at
Vera Cruz. It appears that on his journey fiom
Mexico-to Vera Cruz he was robbed for the' se
cond time, of every filing but the clothes on his
From Trxas Some additional items of intel
ligence from Texas are received through New
()i leans papers.
The Galveston News considers the Mexican
intelligence lately received here as confirming
the belief that President Jmres has been syste
matically endeavoring to-throw obstacles in the
way of the Joint Resolution. The language of
the Proclamation calling a Convention, evident
ly shows, it thinks, that President Jones will
have other mutteis besides Annexation tosuhmit
to the Convention.
Hon Pavid G. rSnrncf has been nominated for
the Convention at lhrrisbnrg and San Jacinto.
Mfxican Lkttf.rs or .TRi-;ti;. We find the
following paragraphs in the New Orleans Repub
lican, of the 2Sth irlt
"MrjciOtn Commissions Letter nf Marque.
We learn by a 'gentleman from Havana', novf in
this city, that numerous commissions from Mex
ico have al reaiiy been issued to persons in Ha
vana, to tafte effect immediately, in the event of
war. Our informant states that there uTe such
commissions now in this city, and that one of
them has been ofR-ied to one of our citizens.
"A letter from an authentic sotrree hae been
received here from San An ton ia, Texae, stating
that there was a' general rumor there of a Mexi
The first of these report seems very doubtful.
The second is more Kkely, as it has been re
ported before that the Mexicans were coneen-
trntinga forte noon the Texan borders.
What has jikcomk of Commissioner Ei.troTi?
is the question which has succeeded the inquiry
of Minister Shannon's whereabouts. Ry the last
accounts from him, he hail fallen into bail hands.
On his way from Vera Cruz to Mexico he was
robhed'ofall his money. THs despatches were
taken from him. His clothes, even fo his shoes,
were also taken from him, and he wtt trfl tmth
mtHing but hi tAirt f Was this at tiie' instiga
tion of the Mexican government T if so, they
treat friend and foe alike.
Important to Pate.itkks. It has been deci
ded by Judge Nelson, as we rearn liotn a com
nuinication in the National Intelligencer, fht if
the proprietor of anew invention sells even one
of his articles before h has taken out his patent,
he thereby loses his exclusive claim ; the sale is
held to be an abandonment of fiiu invention- to'
the public. This is a new decision the oppo
site doctrine having been heretofore held at the
Patent Office. The case in which (he hw wc
declared by Judye .WUcm was that of Wilson vs.
Thk Stats Moic.mt'osvKNTioN,atColnmbinr,
Ohio, having settled the irtipotfant question
whether the ussisrtaiif at the Lunitic Asylum re
reived salary sufficient to allow him t marry,
commenced discussing the equally momentous
medical question, whether a vegetable diet is not
more conducive to health, than a mixed one. It
was decided, as the public Lave long since settled
the question, that a mixed diet is the best a re
gards health ami economy.
Thi Younubst Son or Ma. Clav has become
deranged and been taken to a lunatick asylum.
Mr. Clay himwelf lias becomes member of the
Episcopal Church at Lexington. V. Y. True
"Father, tars hi im." A gentleman living
in Cleveland, got up the other morning and found
a nice little baby, in a basket, at the door, with
this inscription pinned at its cap "Father, take
Orf.ooh MfckttNba, to assert tho right of our
government to that territory, are being held in
the Western States, and frOin tho tone oi the
resolutions, it Is Very evident that the people oT
thtfse Slates echo- the feeling" and sentiment of
President Polk in his inaugural speech i Al
Bellville, III;, on the !21st ult., there Wns a pub
lic meeting bold, et which Gov. Reynolds offer
ed tho following resolution?, tthttfi weroadop
ted4 There is no flinching in themj the lan
guage is as decided as K can be i
Keaolved, That it is unanimously agreed by
the whole Union, Wif hoirt rrjnrd ia the political
parties, thnt the Oregon Territory forma an in
tegral rmrt of the United States, and the (Jo
vernment hits tlie same rrfi fo the Orrgnn
Territory that it ha to itny itttle in the Union.
Resolved, That the re'ations of trie United
States with foreign nations imperiously demand
of ihe people of this Republic to ss-ert thchr
rights: We do therefore express enr solemn
and decided dpterfninrttioft fr mairt'nin the. nc
etipatioh fifOrtghn Tt itifbrg at nil hazards.
Ho ! for Oregon. Trie following informa
tion concerning the Oretion emigrants has been
furnished the Missouri Reporter, by a friend :
77c First diimfiHiiu consisted of 08 males over
10 years of age, 37 females aver 1 1 years, 78
males nnder f&yeers, rtnd 60 females under 1-r
years. There Were 6 f wagons, 45.1 oxen, CIO
loose cattle, 172 horses, 1S5 guns. This compa
ny passed the Great Nemaha Sub-Agency on the
-ftfi May, The Captain is Mr. Everett.
The Stctimf Company tonsisteJ of !." males
over years, 00 females over 1 1 years, 7 i males
inidef Tf, and 57 females under 1 f. There we're
135 work oxen, fit 1 loose cattle, 7S mnleS and
horses, .'5s wagons and i'il guns SnJ pistols. This
company is commanded by P. Luther, and pas
sed the same station on the Cth of May last.
7'ie Third Company was commanded by Capf.
Parker, and consists of (50 males oCer 10 years
of affe,. and 100 women and children. There were
CI Wagons, JliJ work cattle, .HO" loose cattle, 01
horses and moles and 00 fire arms. This com
pany passed the same place on the 10th of May.
The whole nmnLer of persons is 7.T9, of woTk
cattle fl-H, of loose cattle 1221, of wagons 155.
of hoTsesand mules 21 f, and of fire arms 331.
These emigrants are of a high character and welT
provided for the expedition. These companies
compose the advance guard of tlw ma'in expedi
tion which k ft Independence.
A fjnon ri.ACE for FoREi'iSKr.s. A letter
from California says' that foreigners with facility
become citizens and obtain- large cfants rf land.
In lM t the alcaifes or justices' of the peace of
three fifths of fhe towns Were foreigners, they
having become citizens, and married to Califor
nia lasses. Twooutof reven of the State Legis
lature are foreigners also'. There are others in
the Varioirs offices of the country.
SiYonrNri Nkioiihoiis. Two boys were arrest
ed in New YoTk, on Friday, for thrnstinga pipe
thremgh into a room where three children slept,
and burning assafu tidn, which almost sufTocated
The Factor r G'iri.s. The Lowelf Courier
says : "A female, about -15 years of age; came
info our olfice to pirchaae a paper. She inform
ed us that she bait been an operative in the Low
ell mills irineteen years, and1 that her health had
been good all the fim'e. She said, 'My health is
better now than it was when t first begen to1 work
in the mill." She had saved during the time,
about $2,000, which she had safely invested in
the ptirehuse of a farm ; and, besides, she had gi
ven her parent, who were poor, $1150."
Tnot T FisiiiNt;. Two gentlemen of Lowell
dashed with hook anil line into New Tramps-hire,
and devoted the whole of one week to trout fish
ing in the brook am! ponds in Andover and Sa
lisbury, under the "Ragged Mountains." They
were successful', and during t'he week fhey caught
seVenfeen hundred and fie fine trout !'
Tire First G'rx. The first gun, if is said,
which was discharged at the Pritis-h' during our
revolutionary war, is in the possession of Mr.
Jtdin Rttttick, of Massachusetts. It was used1
by his grandfather, who commanded the minute
men assembled to oppose' the British army
which marched out of I'oston on the 12th April;
1775, for the purpose of destroying the stores af
Lexington and Concord.
TftK Extitr of AonicCLTt Rr. -Sfome wri
ter, sprfcltinij of tho extent of agriculture, prc
Kenfs a' forcible picture of the operations of ag
ricldtnre.- ft' we reff.'ef that aftout rVH),(Al0,(XKI
of hinnau btings, SONKl.tXlfr' domesticated
linrsea. bmsm and mules. IIWUKit) (MM) d.imst i'es.
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ted cattle, HI KT.000,000 domesticat.'d rvvine,
fc2'.(H,(HXf dourest ica ted poafs, afe to bo fed,
every day by tire industry of man, we 6hnll hive
some feinf Conception of the vast scale upon
which tlie operations-of agriculture are conduc
ted, ff we conceive that tlie sun, in its daily
course, wakes up the whole' lVinion' race to their
labors, mid imagine ourselves is accompanying
his murninjf rays in their flight over fhe world,
we may easily fancy tlie spectacle of activity
we should witness on tlie hills and in the val
leys anJsprchdiiigout from the arctic to the an
t a relic circle f
Waoes on AoRicim i ral Laiiok n Euaors.
The wages of laborers seem to be lower in
Fiance, even- in proportion to the low price of
provisions, than in England. The general coun
cil of the different departments fix tariffs for re
gulating the prices at which different services
shall be Convertible into money. By them, the
prices of a day's work of a laboring man is rated
generally af 10 pence, never higher than 12J
pence and sometimes as low as 7 1-2 pence ; that
of a horse or mule at from ten to 12 1-2 penes;
and the hire of a two-wheeled cart at from 10 to
, 15 pence.
Tns Trials or Jon and Hiram Smith's Mt'ft
nF.Rr.RS are in progress at Charthage, Illinois, tt
is stated that the testimony on the part of tho
State has beert very brine, and that of the witnes
ses so very contradictory, and the fart that im
proper influences have been brought to bear upon
therrt, sol very apparent, that it ia not within the
bounds Of probability that the jury will hesitate
in acquitting the prisoners. One of the witnes
ses, Daniels, and the mosl important on the part
of thu State, has been proven to have acknow l
edged that ha was to get f-IOC frditi the Mormons
and $300 from Governor Ford for testifying irl
the case; another acknowledged from the stanJ
that lie did not think he got as well paid as Dan
iels. A number of charges for perjury fiave becii
preferred a!.1inst Mormons who Were ehgatredas
witnesses in this.rd!le. Every body almost at
fending Court comes afmej to the teeth, and fre
quently muskets and rifles Will be seen taken out
of wajon with as much deliberation as if they
were cttending militia mirafer instead of attend
ing a court of justice. The Mormons are said to"
have expressed a determination to take revenge,
irl case the defemlairts should not be convicted.
Phi In. Ledger.
A Was Maiir of Cats ami Dons, Snakta
a$o Ai.i.wators. Prof, rironson stated in his
concluding lecture last Week, that if a drop of
hunmn blood lie subjected trr f xamimiliim by the
oxhydrui'en nricrrNeo'p'c, anil nmgnifind soini
twenty rfrillions erf (iutesj all the Hpucies of an -mils
now existing nrt the earth, or thai have ex
ist ed, diiring the dilTorent stirgrrg of creation for
niillitins of years pifif, witf 'here be discovered.
In the Mood of a hrntfhy ppfson nil the aniiu ii
culif! are cjuief nnd peaceable ; but in the blm4
f a dirri:ied peroir they nfe furionf, rsginj nw
preying iiirm cncfi thcr. This he stated in il
lustration of his position, thut irtan contnius witli
in hime!t alt the principles of the universe. It
was also asserted thnt if a denl eat be thrown
info a ptiol of stagnant water,nnd allowed to dis
solve there, a drop of water faken from any part
of fhr ptinl nmf cx;iitfineil rts above, will show
every pppcie.s of aiitmnf of (he cut kind that ha
i ever existed on flic earth, ruging and destroy.;
j ing one another. The bodies of all the lower
i aiiioiuls being tliii.) inmle up of aiiiinalcdlie aim
j ilnr to themselves, ami tho body of man b 'iu
coinptiuuiled of nltlhat in below in the scale uf
! creatiiM). floafon 'Pratt lit t.
! Friui tin' circulation which' this piece-nfwnn-
ilerfuf infornlrlion has ohtifined through the'
newspapers, it is very certain that the Professor
counted largely upin cn Constitin.Mif in indivi-
duals minds which he bus not mined in tho
frinhtf'iil eatnfngiio above, but which is essen
tially nrcemsry to enable one to swallow his
science. te hifirsolf mnf have Attained an un
due share of flint species of animal whicli is fa
miliarly knoWn as a hnmuiig. Fhd. Ledgt r.
CinA. Letters received on Thursday week,
says the Jenrnal of Commerce, from Hong-Ivon
state that at "Foo-Choo-Foo the English are not
admitted' within thn walls, arfd the Sverelary to"
the Consulate there, has returned quite ill front
want of suitable food and lodgings. At present
the occupwicy of that city by (he English is t
mere farce." There is no missionary there.
Mi'cir im a Pkw' Word.. The New York
'I ribune thus signifies its opposition fo the pro
perty qiialificatimi to the right of suffrage: "If
a man knows enough to be hung for his misdeeds,
he knows enongh to have i voice in choosing the
Sheriff who" is fo- string him up."
UfLTt'mmK M A II lk K TV
Office of the lliTiMfcs Amkricax, June 0.
GR'AfS'. There aTe no' Nfif. Wheats offering
this morning. We quote good to prime Md reds
at S5 a 00 cts,; a safe of prime red on Saturday at
00 Cents. Prime whit wheats are selling at
cenfJ per bu'shef. We note a sr.le. to-day of 1,500"
buidicls gootf Penna. retl at OS cents'.
Sales of Nfil. White Corn to day at 37 a
cents, of Md. yellow af 10 CcntJ.
We quote Md. Oats at 25 a 27 cents.
WllfSKEY We quote bhds. at 20 cents,
and bbls. at 2 cents mtrrket dull.
Co-jhsta! r Ivikhcisk Wfa'rt constant exeicise
canno) he used,. oi any eaute, the occ mon.tl uso
of ojtening medicine, s ich s ftiantlreih'i Yrtt lti
lie t'liieeriat I'ilU, is alwo'u'ily n-qui'dtl. Thus
the conduits of I he blohii, lh fourriuhi Of life, sro
kept' fs-e from lln:t inYjinfti nl'iich Would prow
Vent its steady current ulinitoeiing he alth. The'
morbid hinrrr;f ore prvemed from lieconifoR nn
td with it. It is naliire wl.irli f ihu sli d
lh'utili the meant and autlttt which fhv hs pin-v.Jtd-
fr hi-focFl'. iaily uve i f thrsS Pills Will ne-
f er be injuiioiw, bc tuve ihe longer ihvy are used
j th b i rejiiiM-. lo pnurute an eptraf.tfn. They
are (his only irtudiciiio kn.in v.hh p'n,'s,i ih tt
qu!i y. lie fen nee can b given to some of our
ino-tf respedaMe citisens, whoiiY ibey hve tore I
of e 'OSlituihintl ccMiVeiic.-s.
(J3 Purchase of H. B. MsSser, STunhury, or of
ihe auents, putilihed in another puit of thi piper.-
.n ji is it i k o
On fhe 1st Inst., by George Weiser, Esq., Mr.
Ronr.lt r OaT.vkr r, of Selinsgrove, 0 MUsMak
Kikiii. of this place.
t'"" J - J
salflrntli C oiiviiiiittii.
riTUE UNUEIiSUrNEU, impressed with the
JL importance of lha Salilidth. and its ohligations
to be ki pt holy, and anxious to urcure cordial nJ
zealous c.-opention airi'in itr friends, rweirs
to promuie a correct public senliment in' rcrd to
il, hiva thoughl' pr .in r to call a CON Y E-N TIO.V
in Ihe town of Nurihumtierland, on Friday the vitHh
int., at lO'oVlock. A. Nf. This call it made at the
suggestion and with the concurrence of Kev. Mr,
Powell and K. Mr. Williamson, sgonts uf the
Pbifidiilphia iSahluth Assuciation, whu expect t'j
he pre nt at the meeting. A general attcudsnce'
u rarnestly icquesled.
Rev. J Patton,
John W M.les,
J' Youngoi in,
T J Shannon.-
John B lioyj,
II S Thomss,
John A Lloyd,
Juut lilh, let 0.