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OLI IRELAND.
Tbs annexed exquisite little grin is from the
pen of " Pbazmt" Mr. TiclJ of the Picayune ;
OU Erin, gron Erin b(W scattered 6 cr earth
With poetry ,Vifid6m, and music and mirth.
The Enter jd ever, thau chained in !ic ,
Yields lustre to brighten the climes of the fre t-.
Her statesmen, her warriors and patriots ro:iui,
And her prophets find honor in every land ;
While Erin, poor Erin, mill seta on the foiini
Of old Ocean.yct weeps 'neath di-npotic command.
She's the birth place of geniu, but never the home.
She still rocks the cradle but builds not the dome;
Erer like the green jewel, dispensing her rays,
Though a diadem slave for a conqueror's guz.r.
.Yet proud and yet bright ahull thy destiny be,
First flour of the earth, and first gem of the m a !
"JUSTICE AND EQUALITY."
THE FREE TRADER
tVniwr & IIImt, Editor.
... Ottawa, 111., Friday, November 27, 1M0.
, ... Election Kcw.
, Illi sois. Wc have not yet received the offi
cial returns from all the counties in this slutc, hut
learn from Sprintfield that Von Huron's mnjority
is about J'JOO. We slmll publish the olliiiul vote
of (his stato as soon as received, us also of the
oilier slates as they conic in.
I Prnnsylvnula Mrctiou.tltltinl.
The following is the rosult of the lute election
in Pennsylvania, as given by tho ".State Messen
ger" ((Scrmaii) of the 11th int. We presume
they are correct, uml may lie relied on. I'ctin
sylvania ! Land of the immortal lVnn ! Once
Keystone of the Democratic Arch ! How art thou
fallen! The Democracy must part vut'i you fur
a season, trusting that in ashoit time you will
repent of your acts deeply lament your folly,
nd return to your first love, and again battle
on, the side of Jl'TICE, with your ancient
friend and ally, Virginia and tho "young giant,'
Illinois.. i ,
, Couitiet.
Adams, ., :
Allegheny,
Armstrong,
Beaver,
Uedford,' .
Hcrks,
Bradford, . '
Ducks,
Butler,
Cambria, .
Centre,
' Chester,
, V. f). It.
, 118G 1520
aim :ic2.i
1528 ;' 1014
1075 U077
1587 ,. ; 11)20
4967, 15Ht
im 1S21
3080 nana
100H 1160
450 554
' 1009 024
3277 3021
499 284
v.n.
1028
4573
1714
1710
2146
7425
2H14
' 4188
1804
920
2212
4882
811
1360
. 9
2829
2008
2695
2187
1335
2061
8035
2892
2010
2266
120
593
1013
6172 '
f1402 ,
2151 i
4119
2181
233(5
f 1447
' t2li'J
'1809
3838
, 2187
. 1970
: 4774
13303
624 ;
303 "
1 275
2184
; 705
2023
1721
1518
1275
. 929
3611
' 1188 :'
4704
4382 4
2153
7020
1200
3143
2910
3582
2631
4705
2100
811
1447
601.1
499
Clearfield,
Clarion, (new county) ,
Clinton, (new county) i
Columbia, 16:11 5''5
Crawford,' -' 1814 1232
Cumberland, - 1891 1600
Dauphin,.,. . , ' 1372 1993
Delaware. ' 1030 122i
Erie, 1312 2134
Fayette ' 2102 1747
Franklin, 2155 2575
Greene, 1138 915
Huntingdon, ' . 1310 SO'Jft
Indiana, . ; 692 1169
Jefferson, 2' . 29
Juniata, ' ' 627 590
Lancaster, ' ' '4144 (1250
Lebanon, ' 1168 . 1487'
Ihigh, . 1987 1784
Luzerne, ' " 2008 1415
Lycoming,'' 1705- 939
Mcroer, t V r-f 1253 1991
Monroe, ., . ... 796 . 160
. Mifflin, " .' 917 ' ' 74H
Montgomery,' ' 3416 2109
Xurthampton, ' r . - 2378 '1426
XotthumberlamJ, ; 1421 - 712
Terry. . , . 1107 , 473
Philadelphia eitv,' 3028 , 5747
Phitadclhia eo.', 7957- 6530
Pke; ' 358 , 62
Totter AM'Kcan.. 312 , 151
Potter, , . .
M Kean,' '";
617
637
1325
2109
2790
3124
2031
3030
2755
3586
1350
3826
1953
476
' ' 960
0078
2300
2405
2774
1504
3219
315
1226
4068
2816
; 1351
1072
7653
101H9
135
180
' 262
1881
2501
1500
895
2123
H55
827
4149
075
2778
Schuylkill, 1,
Somerset, !
Susquehanna, '
Tioga, '
Union,
: Venango,
Warren, ,y ;
Waiihington, ,
W.ynr, ' ; 1 '
Westmoreland,
13S0
.. 511
1145
1027
i 1 143 "
967
.,498
2145
' 724
.2878
0H7
1905
650
400
1328
,600
, S54
2805 .
310
1725
2005
ork,.;
..2750
3792
: 01,475 8711 143,675 144.018
Harrison's majority in the Statc,;313.' ' '
of V,:'; V' i'. ; i : ;. ' -v-:. :i
Enquirer, of tho
' tenth (nst contains returns from alt the counties
in the state eicept ten, which U estimates, anil
g'rres Yn Duren a majority 2000. u i' ' ;.'.
a Bo far the result stands' thus i 1 , i
V BvnaKNew Hampshire, Illinois, Mis
souri, Arkansss, South Carolina, and Virginia
-63 ' 'A '!..,; i i i.
. IlAaaiton Rhode Island, Connecticut, Ver
mont, KW York, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio,
Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Tunnessoo, Mis
sissippi, Maine,. Georgia, I'qnnrylvauiA, Louisia
na 202. i.r, ..VV, ;r, .. ,,.. .. ...
. We have not yet received 'tho official vote of
Ohio and New York we hope to be able to .give
tjiem iu our next. ' ' ' '' ' '
Th'Ni ,rMH"l fWNliliiM rr the
, Fresidenrj',
We notice that several of our exchange papers
have already fiven their views with relation to the
next candidate of" tht Democracy for tho Presi
dener, anil as nothing is liettcr calculated to in-
suMuftttyronioo and success than an early
g94 umlerstanding pn lliis subject, we would
smiieljr suggest Hie propriety of withholding indi
li&wA prvfenncM for ihe present.,..;, ,r
. ,,' Tbe Springflehl Register has hinted, and tho
Jacksonville JJenwcja has already warmly urged,
(he claims of CoL Jpaasosuid weareof opinioi)
that ha. waM). inileeJ a very gWA njf r, and,
fy''".7f
itiiM$nSint' 't W.sWyJcM W sliij tiiink
' .vja cNirs art equally atiti-
mocratic party. But why jirge them now?
What good can result from a discussion of the
claims (jl'uny one or all our prominent men at this
time ? .fcju'li a cogue cnti certainty be of no tc
ncfit to uh, nnd may -'hi us t, if persisted in, pro-
uuec discord In our ranks. J lit-democratic par.
ty is contending f,r pr ineipli r, nut men, and dis
cussions calculated to divert the. attention of the
democracy from the former, must be inimical to
the true interests of the party. Let this be pre
mised, that the principles upon which we urged
the election of Van Hurin ure still to be the rally
ing cry, and that our next candidate must be the
advocate and representative of those principles,
and it is enough fur the present Lot us take no
man up merely liecauso he run be elected. We
must not sacrifice principles for erpcdieney't sake.
The principles mid measure which Mr. Van l)u
reu advocated aro founded in tho democratic
erred, and ho long as we are democrats vvc must
stand by thi'in. It is more honorable to be in the
minority with them, thuu triumphant without
them. Hut if we remain true to them, we will
not lung be in the minority. Our cause, is the
cause of truth and justice, and in the end it must
prevail. It cannot be otherwise. The great body
of the American people arc, in sentiment, true de
mocrat and though in the hurly-burly and ex
citement of an election contest they may he mis
led, they cannot lie corrupted. Let us lay aside for
the present all minor considerations and again
unfurl our banner to the breeze, and let every true
democrat stand by it in adversity a? well us in
prosperity let us sustain it through weal and
through woo the balls of the enemy huve but
inmktd it ample folds the stars ami stripes that
cheered our ancestors through till 'heir Hrdiious
struggles to establish the great democratic creed,
remain still uuoliliterated, and under them the
the sun,! of democracy will yet achieve a triumph
aa permanent as it will be gloriou .
fjjr'rhe Kip-htad of the Chicago American ha
taken umbrage, at the few remarks we made n
specting Judge Smith's card, published in our
last, liithji Hill, if the (fen. don t reward your
talents, we wi H condescend to give you notoriety
hy 'noticing you more at length, provided you
convince the public you are not a fd.
!Vcw I'll porn.
The "Bmiomivhtov Hkhu" is tho title of
very neat and ubly conducted paper recently
establislied at Blonmington, I. T by Mr. 'J'uomas
lUriiiKS, 1'hn Jlsrald is Democratic, ami bids
fair tn be a faithful scu'incl in this young and de
mocratic. Territory, which will shortly bo num
bered among the Democratic Stales. (live us
your jjf biolher typo, end "cry aloud and spare
not."
Tho "Iuwa iSTt.tnuHii" is the title of a new
" 'coon skin" cumern, lately established at the
same place, by Mesrs. Ciicm & Dwlii. The
editors promise to advocate vrhiggery in its most
" 'fftifaiit" character.
rmiTlruuiit .cr Tax l.nir.
At the last session of tho Legislature of this
Stale, a lnv was passed levying direct tav upon
the people for the purpose of meeting the obliga
tions of the Htate. Tho following articles arc
subject !o ((nation under the law, of which assess
ment is notv being made : " ' '
1st. The amount of money loaned on mortgage
and rutc of interest.
. 2d. The amount of money at interest with the
nito of interest, and debt, due by solvent debtors,
u1ii!n'r In' nromissnrv note fejceut notes or bills
- j r
of goods sold and delivered, and banknotes) pe-
nul or single mli, bona or judgment.
3d. The number of share held in any Bank,
Institution or Company, incorporated by any
other State or Territory than Pennsylvania. '
4th. All loans or Investment on i.')terCt to
eili.ena of other Status. with tho rate of Interest.
5th. All public loans and slocks of other Stale
and the dividends nnd jittcrckt. ihcreon, ,
6th. The amount of ali household furniture,
including gold ami silver plate ever and' almve
. 7th. The number of pleasure carriiies.
8th. .N'umber of watches, distiiiuuishiiiu; cold
lover and silver watches, exclusive of watches of
less value than $20. . .. ,..,.
9th. The amount of sniary or emolument of
office created or held under, or by virtue , of any
taw oi tins Mate. '
OTTAWA, nnd the Murronitriliig Country.
Notwithstanding the general cry of " hard
times," the improvements of our town during the
last summer have been almost incredible. Be
tween forty and fifty new buildings, among which
is a number of lurgo and commodious dwelling
houses, have been finished, Wsides which several
arc still in progress and will slioitly be completed.
The new Court House, too, which is in progress,
will, when finished, odd much to the appearance
of the place, end, together with the public square,
will be quite en ormttnent to our town. Several
buildings, also, have had their appcarur.co ami
convenience very much improved by uiidcrgiuiyr
important alterations, and repairs, and among
these the MtvaioX Hows J. is most conspicuous.
Cpofi thn whole! tho .improvement of Ottawa has
been as great as could havo been expected even
under more propitious circumstances, and Will
vie with that of any other town on the Illinois
Kiveri iiiid thn approaching summer promises
still greater improvements, as several important
buildings are already in contemplation,' of which
(he Catholic Chnpcl may be mentioned as one.
Its location will le, wo understand,' on the west
side of the side-cut , it is to be built of atone, and
the cost is estimated at $13,000, When coniplet-
ed It will probably be behind no building of the
kind in the whole state. The enterprise ceitain-
ly speaks well for tho liberality of our Catholic
fellow citizens. '
Ottaws Centre bus also improved considerably
during the past, season, by the erection of aoveral
neatly finished brick and other buildings, which
give that branch of the town decidedly a hand
some appearance. . , ; .,, ! ii
. , We are pleased to observe that tho town of
Dakyov, on pox Kiver, about four miles from
thin place, is not behind its neighbors in the march
of improvement. An , advantage which this
place possessed over most-others is the immense
water power created by the. construction of the
Feeder to die Illinois ' and Michigan Canal. In
audition to the already, .extehsive milling "opera-
alipfls, a large grist mill is in e state of forward
rjesf, wjll be complr'tcd in ashort tiiMe."'.4
shuxtiv be tinUhed. The town is located on the
west side of the rivei.atid contains a number of
fine buildings. Tbe hotel owned bj Mr. Di -java
is a beautiful lnick building, ami in it the
"wav-furing truvtller - Can be accoinmodnted to
his tutiie Sjitisfa' tion. The inhabitant of the
place 'are distinguished for their enterprise, hospi
tality, and unflinching democracy.
Tbe annexed extracts from a letter which we
find in tbe Worcester (Muss.) Palladium, show
that the importance of this section of the (ireat
Wot ii commanding the attention of traveller,
winch augurs well for a continuance of its pros
perity : '
(Jneva w tlic county scat, or as a
New Etijrlaiuler M ould term it, the ISliire
town of Kane county, it tlelnjliliully
Mtuatetl on both banks of the Fox river.
It has a neat court house, a lare
several wtores well filled with goods, and
several well built dwelling houses, WcJ
painted, and many of a smaller and more
temporary character.
'In travelling up the valley of this
Kiver from its junction with the Illinois,
one can hardly believe, as his mind averts
to its recent history, that lie is gazing
upon realities Instead of a fanciful picture.
Seven years since, savages were almost
iho only inhabitants ; there were a lew
scattered white settlers, but they were
in constant danger of the Indian rillc and
scalping knife ; and cruel and bloody
were lie scenes of Indian butchery exhi
bited in this region of country. Now
mark the contrast. Ottawa, which is sit
uated at the junction of the Fox a.id Illi
nois Kivers, which six years since con
tained only a few scattering log huts, has
sprung up into a beautiful town, and now
lias a largo elegant brick court house
nearly finished, three large hotels, about
fifteen or twenty spacious stores well sup
plied with all varieties of merchandize,
and a good supply of lawyers, doctors,
mechanics, &c., &c. As you approach
it, it has the appearance of a bustling lit
tle city. The great Michigan and Illi
nois Canal, which is now being rapidly
constructed, passes through this village
nnd unites with the Illinois river below,
nnd will render this place one of great
importance.
'This Canal is destined to become one
of the most important works of Internal
Improvement ever commenced in the
United States, and will materially ell'ect
tho business interests, not only of the
northern and eastern, but also of the
south-western States. On some future
occasion I will give yon a more extended
account of this great work, and the bear
ing it will probably have upon remote
parts of the Union by opening a water
communication, and forming a connecting
link between the Gulf of Mexico and the
(ireat Lakes of the north, the Cauadas
and the eastern stales. As you travel up
the rox Kiver you lind extensive farms,
with large- enclosures, yielding wheat, J
oats, -corn, and other agricultural produc
tions in vast quantities. The original lop;
cabins begin to disappear, and large, well
painted farm houses, barns, &c. take their
places. On sonic of these farms there
arc large stack yards filled with stacks of
wheat, some of which will yield 1(100 or
2000 bushels of wheal each, as the pro
duct of a single plantation this year; and
tho cornfields a much larger amount of
corn. Pork is becoming abundant. Hogs
run 'wild in the pruiries and timber till
late in the fa!! when they arc gathered,
and often without any more fatting are
taken to th slaughter. Some farmers
have many hundreds of hogs." Northern
Illinois will this year produce a large
surplus of pork for foreign markets.
Within a few miles above and below
this town (Geneva) other large, nourish
ing villages have sprung into existence ;
such ' as Oswego, Bristol, Aurora, St.
Charles, Elgin, Ac, &c. The River,
as it passes these towns with n rapid cur
rent, is about 500 or GOO feet in width,
and at each of them a clam is thrown
across, thus creating a Wgc water power ;
and flouring nulls on an extensive scale
are already in full operation also saw
mills; by means of which the people arc
well supplied with flour and lumber. It
seems almost incredible that these chang
es are tho 'work of new settlers, and al
most all the testitt' of four or five years
enterprise and industry j' thaf within that
tintri the red man has yielded to the white
man possession of those their uncultivated
wilds, and been succeeded by nil this ci
vilization, prosperity, and' happiness.
Nay 'more ; all this country around nie,
now so teaming with wealth, and happi
ness,1 and intelligence, and refinements,
and tho arts of civilized life, is still part
of the public domain of the United States ;
and the authors, the workers of those
wonderful changes, arc the men whom
HENRY CLAY, two years ago, on the
floor of the national Senate, stigmatized
as ,rt,(,s depredators squatters, land
pirates unit robbers." " ' ' p.
rumi f I.a Mali ('Mir.
, We huvo been favored by C. It. Fottkr,
CommiKsiouor for taking the census of La 8a!le
county by authority of the Slate, with the following
statistical information, The statement we pub
lished in the f roe Trader on the 2d of October
respecting the statistics of this county, as taken
by C, O. Mitucn, Esq., varies somewhat from
tho one now published, but not materially. We
believe tho statements made by both of theitu
gentlemen, will bare comparison with the report
of other Individuals of the difVereut counties, where
tile '.difficulties arc -of, a similar nature,' At the
fate ilectlon tide county polled 2,718 votes. ' The
population iA'cordi" t Mr, P otter's census
to every voter. This wc presume will be found
ueurly correct, when it ia taken into consideration
that a large portion f our population are male
persona .without fuiuilie We lielieve the'esti-
niate' usuutlv miide, ia five persons to every voter,
where tho population i equally proportioned.
. Fur the Mm Free Trader.
M:khs. Weavkk & IIihk Having comple
ted the census of the county of I.aNalle, I trans
mit to you the following statement for publica
tion. The population is as follows:
t.r.. MALES. VF.MAI.KS,
Or 10 years and under, Ml'J 1372
Over 10 and hot exceeding 20, 803 7S0
" lOaiid not exceeding 30,22'Jl 045
" 30 and not exceeding 40, 1 183 4 10
'40 ami not exceeding 50, W. 107
50 and not exceeding CO, Ml 101
" 00 and not exceeding 70, 'M 'M
" 70 mid not exceeding SO, 10 11
" 80 and not exceeding !0, 3 '1
One hundred and four years old, 1 '
Cl7li
13
3S21
dumber of Mack,
Whole population, 10,013
There uro 3.733 per.oii5 over 18 and under 15
yeura of age, subject to Militia duly.
There are 10 (Jrist MilU ; 23 Saw -Mills ;
Distilleries) 2 Carding Machines ; I Hitam Mill,
for eriiidimr water lime : and one S'team Kngiue,
used for pumping water, in the county..
Vours respectfully,
U.K. I'OTTEK.
ii-VM i ll'C price for killing n Democratic
1 Alitor in 1-oui.t.
We learn from the 8t. Louis Argus th.it Darns,
thn MIJHDERKK of Davis, late editor of the Ar
gus, was fined the extraordinary sum off 500, and
acquitted.
How consoling this must lc to the hutt-givm
and lnw-loviii! citizens of Nt. Louis! How rich
the State will fio when she receives into her trea
sury five hundred bank rags, slctprd in the Muni
of a ftlluw eitizen! How the widow's tears and
the orphan's cries will be dried, when hey learn
the price of a father's and husband's OLOOD!
NEWS BY THE MAILS. -
lVi,iM.'t TuluiC'-o. The Southport Sentinel
says: "The resources of the west are continually
developing ; new articles of commerce and of do
mestic use are constantly adding to the wealth and
means of the country. We arc informed that a
number of inhabitants on Hock Kiver, whoro
granenes have been filled ti overflowing for the
last two years, and who have found it inconve
nient to dispose of their surplus produce, have re
solved to direct their attention to other means of
obtaining profits from the products of their soil.
Accordingly iho experiment of raising tobacco
has been tried tho past summer, and has been
found to succeed beyond expectation. The
growth of the jdants was astonishinly rapid, and
they were brought to perfect maturity, and com
pletely rijieiied," about the middb of August last.
Many of the leaves nicamired three lectin length,
and twenty in width."
Counterfeiter Caught. The Maysville Eagle
says that n counterfeiter and his wife have been
arrested near Vanccburg, Ky. in whose posses
sion was found a complete apparatus for counter
feiting gold and silver coin.
The Jivluii Exehitnf.-The Atlas, speaking
of the projected Exchange in Boston says: "nearly
every share has been takont up, and we may
thercforo soon look for the commencement of a
building so long desired in vain."
(Srait Ldxx by Fire. The' Ohio Statesman
say that the extensive paper mill of Howard &
Williams, near Delaware, in this.. Stale, was con
sumed by fire. This is n great loss, indeed, to the
proprietor and the public. 1 ''"
Tho population of Alton, according to the late
Census, is 3,500. , ; -
The whole vote cast in Ohio for Governor, is
upwards of 273,000, being at least 03,000 votes
more than were ever hefora polled in Ohio.
Sew York Cunuk. The amount of tolls re
ceived on tho New York State Canals during the
fourth week iu October, is ninety-nine thousand,
nine hundred and twenty-seven dollars and sixty
six cents, and in the entire mouth three hundred
and forty-four thousand dollars and eighty cents.
, Great Rtilotid. -The' Central Kail Koad of'
fieorgia is advancing rapidly towards completion.
One hundred and twenty-one miles arc now in
use, and on the section between the finished line
and the Oeonco, the superstructure will he soon
laid down. The last 48 miles arc now ready for
graduation. ' The rood commences at Knvruinnii
and will terminate at' Macon a line of exactly
one hundred and ninty-one miles. ' : '
Tho Boston Courier says! "Tho whole Hue of
the Koad from Boston to Hudson, on the Hudson
river, except two miles at the summit, will no
doubt bo opened in July next; nnd, in n year
hence, we expect to pass ou tho Western Kail
road from Boston io Albany, , ; ., .
Internal Improvements in W"i.irun.iin. The
Milwaukee and Kock River Canal has been com
menced, and a large number of hands aro now
employed just above Milwaukee,
Sew York C-'ly.Th population of this great
city, according to the census just taken, is not less
than three hundred and thirteen thouMiuhixhun'
dred and twenty-nine souls. -
MethiHtism among the Indiwis.'L'it Christian
AJvocaie saya that the .Metnoiiist .Miwion in
Oregon Territory has proved suceeaaful, Up
wards of five hundred Indians of ilia Chinook
tribe have been convcrtud to the Christian faith.
The Fphevpul Church in Ohio. T ho nunuid
Report of the Protestant Episcopal t Church in
the Uioeess of Ohio, gives the following statistics:
There are churches, 53; Baptisms in tho jreur,
305 1' t 'omniunicanU added", 481 y Diet! or remo
ved, 1 1 Total number t".rtt4enU 1 1 W V Con-
day School Scholars, 1582; Contributions for
benevolent objects, $3,484 82.
- rhiladi fphia Tract Suriety. The Thirteenth
Annual Report of the Philadelphia Tract Society
has lieeu made. Tlio're have licen districted
within the last rear, 454,400 tracts, iii the Eng
lish and Herman languages, amounting to 1,817,.
000 pages.
The principal part of the villi ige of Salem, iu
New Vork, was destroyed by lire on tho 23d
ultimo.
Mirtidity nt Wheeling, Va. We learn from
the Wheeling Times that sickness prevails to an
unusual extent iu that city, so much so that the
paper named says that since tho days of the
cholera, death has not made such havoc among
the people as the last few days had exhibited.
Among those who are fallen are several of the
most estimable citizens of the place. The charac
ter of the disease is not mentioned.
Vralh if (' It- Flood, 7v;. eiintradielcd.
The Ohio Statesman of the 10th instant says: "We
see several of our exchange papers have announ
ced the death of our fcllow-citi.en, George II.
Flood, Esq., Charge d' Affairs t j Tca. This
must be a mistake, 11a we received 11 letter from
him a few days since, as late ai the 5th of Octo
ber, dated lit Houston. Ileum! his family were
then in good health. We do not know how this
ncvs originated, but we are happy to stale that
it must certainly be incorrect."
1-julr Mellifluent ami i;Ioi-aliu in Ilif
Detroit was the resort of French Mis
sionaries and traders as early as 1020.
The lirs't formal settlement of Detroit was
made in 1701 by an expedition sent from
Montreal, commanded hy Anionic i!e la
Motto Cadillac, acting under commission
from Louis XIV.
Michilliinaeinac was founded in 1G71,
by father Marquette, a French Missiona
ry, and one of the European explorers of
the Lakes. J he lort was built hy La
Salle in 1079.
(ireen Hay was settled by the French
about 1070.
Fort St. Joseph, at the point where
Fort Gratiot now stands, was built before
the year 1088.
The settlement at the Sault St. Marie
consisted in 1088 of a Fort and a Chapel,
and was a point ol resort for the fur tra
ders at that period.
La Salle's expedition was in 107U.
lie embarked upon Lake Erie in the
(jrifTin, (the first vessel larger than a ca
noe that ever lloatcd upon these waters)
111 August ol that year, and arnvcd at
Mackinac ia the latter pari of the month,
From thence lie went toward the Missis
sippi, l ort L-rcve L-teer was mult by
him near the present site of Iloekford in'
Illinois.
Forts were built at Kaskaskia, Kaho
kia, and Peoria, by people whom La
Salle sent out 111 the course of his second
expedition of 1083.
Anecdote of Niieririaii.
The following anecdote of Sheridan's
vinous eloquence we had from the lips of
one of the oldest surviving friends and
followers ol Fox, and himself a highly
influential Whig of the old school. This
gentleman and Sheridan had dined toge
ther at Bellamy's ; and Sheridan having
taken his allowance, gave his accustomed
signal for a move. This signal consisted
of the words "Now I sludl go down and
sce w hat's doing in the House :" which
in reality meant, and was always so in
terpreled by whoever dined in his com-
pany, "l nave uraiiK enough ; my share
of the business is done, now do yours ;
' ! w t " 1 1
call for the bill and pay it. On this oc
easion the usual course was pursued
nd the hill having been settled by Sheri
dan's friend, the latter, hearing that She
ridan was "up," felt curious-to know
what he could possibly be at, knowing
the "glorious" state in which he had just
departed. Accordingly, he entered the
house, and, to his no small astonishment,
found Sheridan in' a fit of most fervent
oratory, thundering fortli the following
well known passage, "(Jive them a cor
rupt House of Lords ; give them 'a venal
House of Commons ; give them a tyrau
nical prince ; give them a truckling Court;
11. ' '1 1 ' . ' ' r .'. 1
aim jet me jiave uui an u incurred press,
and I will (defy them to eneroaeh a, hair's
breadth upon the liberties ol England ! "
' ' ExrniM- for wot (Doing to Church, ' -
Overslept' myself. Could not dress in
time. ' Too cold. ' Too hot. Too Windy;
Too dusty. Too wet. Too damp. Too
sunny. Too cloudy. Don't feel dispos
ed.J No other time to myself. Look over
my drawers. Put my papers to rights
Letters to write to my friends Mean to
takeawalk. Going to lake a ride. Tied
to business six davs in the week. ' No
fresh air but on Sundays. Can't breathe
in church; always so full.' Feel a little
feverish. Feel a little chillv. Feel very
lazy. Expect company to dinner. Got
a headache.' Intend nursing myself to
day. ; New bonnet not como home.
Torn my muslin, dress coming down
stairs. Got a new novel, must be return
ed on Monday morning. Wasn't shaved
in time. " Don't like a liturgy; always
praying for the same thing. Don't like
an extemporary prayer. Don't like an
organ, 'tis too noisy. Don't like singing
without music, makes' me' nervousthe
spirit '"willing." the flesh weak. Dis
like an extemporary sermon, too prosing.
Nobody ' to-day but onr minister, can't
always listen to the same preacher Don't
Ilka strangers. i;an't keep awa&e tnan
there. Shan't risk it again. Mean to
inquire of some sensible person annul ihA
propriety of going to such a public place
10 l, ...... 1. av:m .,.,i.i;..i. .1 V
iiiiuji. ti 111 luunau me rf Ult.
Baltimore Clipper, - 1
- ' .' k.X..
An Austere cct.
The order I
aterford county, (Ireland,) now consists
r cighty-six members, whose dress is a
long brown cloak Tl,..;, .:
. 1 . - -mis w I1U1U IIJ1IC l!
rrl:"!'0111, except
to their beds at e irlit in ....:..
, ... . . " crcilllljj, mill
1, T? thr m0rni"S' trough-out the
veai. II mr : . .. 0
1 1 . incy vegetable,
and raised upon the r own n-.,,.i '
. " 6vivnei, never
tasting either fish or llcsh-meat, and no
uruih. uut pure water. In such matters
they are rigidly austere. The ch.irl r
the establishment is exquisitely beautiful.
and excites tne most enthusiastic admira
tion of every visiter. The Abbot is most
attentive to all resorting there, whether
inrougn curiosity or devotion, and visiters
are treated with every hospitality. There;
have been great numbers this year from
every part of Europe. The community
observes the most strict silence-, n.,,1
, J mvn
farming employment is laborious and
almost incessant. Limerick ChrouicU.
4'arrlm Nhooiing.
On Saturday last, a tnm tm-lrr
in ihe vicinity of Mr. A. Finch' .;
dencc the ball of which passed through
mi.- "miaow 01 ins house, and lodged in,
the opposite wall. Mrs. Finch ami
laughter at the lime, were siuin.r in f.,.,,f
of the window, the ball nassinff hrttvp..
(hem, and within two inches' of th head
of the latter. '
A few weeks previous to this, the con
tents of a gun lodged in the siding of the-
auie house, near the door, 111 which Mr.
md Mrs. F. were standing, when the ball
struck the building. t
The practice of slnuiling about our
u ,
business streets, and in fact in every part
of the town, is quite common, in almost
every hour of the day (and especially ou
the sabbalh) the report of fire arms may
be heard in every direction. The Board;
of Trustees, by an ordinance to that
effect, have prohibited this practice, but
it appears to have no virtue.. Will tho
proper authorities see that some measures
l-a 1 ...
are speedily adopted that shall put a stop
to the practice,' and thereby protect tho
lives of our citizens that are constantly
jeopardized by the random discharges of
lire-arms. 3ilwuitkie (IV, T.) Sentinel.
Dianines in Ilornra.
Since you, Mr. Editor, have promised
to devote a portion of your paper to the
tarming interest, I beg leave to say a few
words respecting the "POLE EVIL" in
horses, which has in too many instances
proved fatal and is, al best, a very bad
disease Tbe "Polk Evii is generally
the result of a bruise on the top of the
horse's head, which produces a "maw of
corrupt flesh that keeps continually in
creasing for months. For a number of
months I have known horses to be afllie
ted with it before dying. They lose their'
appetite, become excessively weak and
pine away and die under its affliction.
My remedy is simply this :,,.,
"Cut open the pipe always band in
the sore sufficiently to hold a piece of ar
senic of! tho.; size of ai kernel of corn.
Wrap the arsenic in cotton and let it re
main in the pipe seven days. V Wash th
sore daily: until cured I and put' grease
around its outside so that the arsenic will
not eat into the sound flesh." "
In this way I have curd several hor
ses after their owners had abandoned them
Mid restored them to their original value.
Chicago Democrat. . D.
Monmnent.-K petition lias been pre
sented to the Rhode Island legislature
praying that a monument to the memory
of Stephen Hopkins may be erected al
the expense of the State. - ' J V
. : : . ,''
Taking Time by the Forelock. Mr
Pey ton, in an electioneering speech, tell
a good one of an old lame captain , who
went out to fight the Indians, and.coipinff
on them unexpectedly Boys," said he,
"there they are; they are very numerous ;
my opinion is thay'll, whip ss, but fignl
hard ; retreat in good order r but as 1 am
a little lame, I'll go now.'' Awl away he
went.; i. . . , . j ,.,?. , ftv. ' (:
DIET) At thii place, on Sunday lost, Ma
Cathaiiink, an interesting daughter of John slid.
Eliza Shuler, nged 3 years and 6 month. ' '"'
"Farewell, thou lovely innocent, farewell !
By lliy fhcrubic guards attended, rio" '
High, in tby heavenly father' house to dwell,
In bl'msful mntifciun of tho eternal skies. ' ' .
Well hast thou V'hh1 the many ills that swarm,'
In baneful troops, o'er earth's infected shore ;
Safe ait thou lodged beyond the leftch of harm,
Where pain and grief can never touch th
more.
Oospel Publisher, HarrUburg, F. will plea
eopy. ' ''il " '
, ... rurniture for Sale.
rlIIE subscribers have on hand a large
I lot of Furniture, consisting of Ta
bles, Bedsteads, Wash Stands, Looking
Glasses, $c 4 c. Beef and Pork taken
in exchange for the above articles.,
Nov.27-tf AKMUult o ljAiMu. -
a
'TVT OTIC E. All persont indebted M
Ml the subscribers will please call arid
I mak payment of their 'accounts; By sa
doing they will fcaVe IroiiMdittd eottoJ-' '
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